Bears coaching staff is optimistic about WR Allen Robinson heading into 2019 training camp
Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Mike Furrey is a confident man, especially when it comes to veteran wide receiver Allen Robinson. Robinson, who previously spent his entire NFL career as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars prior to making his way to Chicago last offseason, has been hampered by lingering injuries over the course of the last few years and could use a big season in 2019-20.
“He can go back and watch film from last year and see himself maybe not being 100 percent but yet he was successful,” Furrey said, via Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic. “Especially going back to that Philly game, where now he can go back and go off that Philly game thinking, ‘Wow, I did some stuff that I was used to doing. I wasn’t comfortable doing, but now it’s there.’ Now he’s had a full offseason to recover.”
Furrey doesn’t seem to be very worried about Robinson’s contributions ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
“Somebody was asking me the other day, ‘Is there anybody that’s shocked you so far coming into OTAs and the camp and stuff?’” Furrey added. “I said there’s one guy who’s always the same. He’s the same guy every day. He comes into work, he loves being coached. He loves to be reassured that what he’s doing is right. He’s a professional, and that’s Allen.”
The Bears are notably coming off a stellar season in 2018-19, one that saw Chicago win the NFC North division en route to returning to the postseason for the first time in quite some time. However, it won’t be easy for the Bears in 2019-20 as Chicago will be forced to deal with both the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.