Tarik Cohen expects to play the same role for Bears this year

AP

Head coach Matt Nagy has been showing the Bears the end of their playoff loss to the Eagles often this offseason in hopes of sparking a better result the next time the team is in that position, but it doesn’t look like the path to that result will include a big change in roles for running back Tarik Cohen.

The Bears traded Jordan Howard to the Eagles while signing Mike Davis and drafting David Montgomery, which might have some thinking that Cohen’s marching orders will be a bit different in 2019. Cohen ran the ball 99 times and caught 71 passes last year, and he said he’s seen no sign of a change so far this year.

“I feel like I’m going to be doing the same things I was doing last year,” Cohen said. “My role is not going to change. I still have to be the receiving back, come in be the change of pace back, running the ball, be that speedy guy. I’m just prepared for anything however I get the ball.”

The Bears didn’t use Howard much as a receiver, but Davis caught 34 passes last year and Nagy has talked up Montgomery’s skills in the passing game this spring.

8 responses to “Tarik Cohen expects to play the same role for Bears this year

  1. I hope he’s showing the defense the part where Foles picked them apart to score the go-ahead TD, because once they got the ball back after that Eagles score, they did everything right to win the game. And the double-doink certain wasn’t the *team’s* fault.

  2. I don’t think many/any knowledgeable fans thought his role would change. Only the unkbowledgable and strictly fantasy football fans thought there would be a change. Between Davis and Montgomery 1 wil take the bulk of Howard’s role and if reports of Montgomery being a better receiver than expected turns out to be true Cohen’s usage may actually take a slight hit.

  3. The Bears are going to confuse defenses like crazy using Montgomery, Davis and Cohen. Add Cordarrelle Patterson to the mix every now and then the offense will be completely unpredictable.

  4. Same role as last year: most bafflingly inconsistently used star offensive play maker in the league. Honorable mention- Kenyan Drake. Inexcuseable coaching.

  5. Sunday Swami says:
    June 20, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I don’t think many/any knowledgeable fans thought his role would change. Only the unkbowledgable and strictly fantasy football fans thought there would be a change. Between Davis and Montgomery 1 wil take the bulk of Howard’s role and if reports of Montgomery being a better receiver than expected turns out to be true Cohen’s usage may actually take a slight hit.

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    Funny, i would think the fantasy football focused fans would be acutely aware of montgomery and davis… But what do they’re unkbowledgable so what would they kbow …

  6. Unless he suddenly sprouted 6 inches and put on 50 pounds, you’d be silly to expect him to take JoHo’s place. As for misused; really? LOL How well is Sproles used, Eagle guy? “Yeah, but he was hurt!” Exactly! They ditched JoHo because he made the O predictable. Not a slight on him; love the dude. But DMC provides complete unpredictability when any (or ALL) of the 3 are on the field. Eagles won on a kick; a kick Parkey initially made. Don’t act like Foles blew out the Bear’s D. LOL Hell, Eagles kicked him to the curb & now they want to act like he tore the Bears up? The happiest team after that game was actually the Rams; not the Eagles!

  7. Montgomery is slow and will be a bust. Cohen is a walking injury. Running game will suffer this year and force the one read Stallion in Trubisky, to try to make it to his second read before running. I expect both Cohen and Trubisky to miss games this year.

  8. trubiskyisworsethanCutlerandwillalwaysbeinjured says:
    June 21, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Montgomery is slow and will be a bust. Cohen is a walking injury. Running game will suffer this year and force the one read Stallion in Trubisky, to try to make it to his second read before running. I expect both Cohen and Trubisky to miss games this year.

    Do you honestly think anyone believes the non-sense you post? You must have been picked on in high school a lot. You have a creepy obsession with Bears and it’s unhealthy.

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