that the Chicago Bears have met with Oregon defensive back Ugo Amadi today on a pre-draft visit. The 5’9" Charles Leno Jerseys 2019 , 199 pound Amandi has played all over the..." Latest NewsNotesChicago Bears Draft 2019Bears met with defensive back Ugo AmadiNew,9commentsCDTThe NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Chicago Bears have met with Oregon defensive back Ugo Amadi today on a pre-draft visit. The 5’9”, 199 pound Amandi has played all over the Ducks’ secondary during his four year career, but he finally settled in at safety last season as a senior. He took two of his three 2018 interceptions back for touchdowns, and he also returned a punt for a TD last year. His 55 tackles and 4 tackles for loss were career highs, and he tied his career high with 1.5 sacks and 8 passes defended. His 15.9 yards per punt return was fifth best in the NCAA. He also never missed a game in his career playing in 51 straight. Amandi won the 2018 Lombardi Award which is awarded to a player, “regardless of position White Bryce Callahan Jerseys , based on performance, as well as leadership, character, and resiliency.”Athletically speaking, he wasn’t the best tester at the combine, but on the field he produced.He’s a likely day three selection, and he also has meetings scheduled with the Steelers and Jets this week. What are your thoughts on Amadi being added to compete at either nickle of safety?EJ weighed in on Twitter earlier today. Plenty of teams have made in-season coaching changes over the years. Not many have remained marginally viable playoff contenders. For the Packers Bryce Callahan Jerseys 2019 , an unlikely playoff push could complicate their looming search for a new coach.Apart from the obvious question of whether finagling a path to the playoffs would enhance interim coach Joe Philbin’s chances at getting the permanent gig is the less-obvious-but-even-more-compelling question of whether the Packers would begin interviewing coaching candidates after the regular season ends, if the Packers find themselves in the wild-card round.Chances are they would. Given that assistant coaches from teams that earn postseason byes can only be interviewed during the bye week (, the week the Packers would be preparing for a playoff game) and in light of the reality that those assistants can’t be interviewed during the Super Bowl dead week if they weren’t interviewed during the wild-card bye week, the Packers would have no choice but to interview candidates like Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy or Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, if their teams secure a bye.While it would be understandable for the Packers to conduct sit-downs with other candidates for the coaching job while the interim coach is still doing the job he was hired to do, it would be unusual, if not unprecedented. And it could trigger some criticism of the team for not letting Philbin do his job without distractions. Still White Bobby Massie Jerseys , if the Packers decide at that point to delay the coaching search until they lose, they could fall far behind other teams that definitely will be interviewing candidates throughout the week preceding the first round of playoff games.None of this matters unless the Packers beat the Bears in Chicago on Sunday. If the Packers win, however, the path to the postseason isn’t all that complicated. Green Bay would need to win at the Jets and at home against the Lions, Carolina, Philly, and Washington would need to lose at least one game each Bobby Massie Jerseys 2019 , and the Vikings would have to lose two games or the Seahawks would have to lose all three of their remaining games.(The Vikings host the Dolphins, face the Lions in Detroit, and play the Bears in Minnesota to end the season. A 1-2 finish isn’t out of the question.)The hardest part of the equation at this point isn’t what others need to do but what the Packers need to do: Win three in a row, including two road games despite having an 0-6 record away from Lambeau Field. If they can win at Soldier Field, however, the prospect of the Packers preparing for a playoff game while also actively interviewing coaching candidate really could become a reality.
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