Matt Eberflus: David Montgomery’s going to fit right into our offense

NFL: JUN 08 Chicago Bears OTA Offseason Workouts
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Bears running back David Montgomery said in April that his focus has been on the field rather than on the fact that he’s in the final year of his rookie contract and the work he’s done over the offseason has made a fan of head coach Matt Eberflus.

Eberflus likes players who have a strong motor and play mean, which are both traits that he’s seen from the running back since being hired by the Bears earlier this year.

“Talk about motor and mean, yeah, he is that guy,” Eberflus said, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com. “Serious, a pro, worker — he’s going to be exciting to work with, and he’s going to fit right in. He’s the kind of guy who just says, ‘Hey, watch me go. I’m not going to say a whole bunch of things, but just watch me do my job.'”

Eberflus also complimented Montgomery’s ability to contribute in the passing game, so it seems the running back will be in line for a lot of work this season. If that goes well, contractual matters will likely take care of themselves.

8 responses to “Matt Eberflus: David Montgomery’s going to fit right into our offense

  1. I think he’s one of the most underrated RBs in the league, and I’m not even a Bears fan!

  2. This kid is a tank with consistent production. I wish we had him on my pitiful Raiders instead the Josh Jacobs – the BUST. So much for all that Khalil Mack return value. smh

  3. I ripped Pace every chance I had while he was GM. But to be fair, he did make some solid picks with Montgomery being one of them. He may not be HOF material but a tough running back.

  4. Good to see that it only took until June for the new guy to figure out that the team’s best offensive player might be a “good fit.”

  5. We’re going to need him to be good, because our wide receiver corp is very questionable for this year.

  6. The Bears had a great draft, lots of additions to the offensive line. I can’t recall when the Bears drafted four O lineman in previous drafts. Hopefully they can have some good production from Monty and give Fields time to look for Mooney.

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