David Montgomery's Resounding Statement to the Chicago Bears

BY ELLIOT BEN JACOB    MAY 13, 2023  (5:32 PM)

Off-Season Woes for the Chicago Bears



The off-season didn't sparkle with much optimism for the Chicago Bears. One of the crucial decisions that left the fans reeling was the verdict by GM Ryan Poles not to re-sign running back David Montgomery.

Montgomery, a former 3rd round pick, had been a beacon in a largely underwhelming offense over the past seasons. He was known for his grit and tenacity on the field.

Yet, the Bears weren't prepared to meet his desired remuneration, leaving fans in dismay. Consequently, Montgomery found a new home with the Detroit Lions, signing a $18 million contract soon after the free agency kicked off.


Montgomery's Motives: Best Deal or Sweet Revenge?



There's speculation around the reasons behind Montgomery's move. Some argue it was simply the best deal on the table, while others suggest that he sees Detroit as a rising team ready to contest in the playoffs.

However, it's hard to shake the impression that Montgomery, known for his fiercely competitive nature, may have chosen to join a division rival to exact revenge on the Bears. This notion was all but confirmed during a social media exchange with the Lions' team.


Circle the Date: Montgomery's Anticipated Showdown



Sunday, November 19th is a date that Montgomery has marked. It will be the first encounter between the Bears and the Lions since he switched sides.

The last face-off at Ford Field ended with a 41-10 victory for Detroit, a feat Montgomery is likely eager to replicate, this time contributing significantly to the triumph. He might be drawing inspiration from Cedric Benson's 2009 revengeful performance.

Bears' Defensive Upgrade: A Roadblock for Montgomery?



The Bears, however, might not be easy prey. They've bolstered their defensive front seven during the off-season, fielding a larger, more robust, and deeper interior defensive line. Plus, the addition of linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards has strengthened their defense.

Montgomery's Determination vs. Bears' Defense: A Clash to Watch



Regardless of the bolstered defense, one should not underestimate Montgomery's resolve. He is expected to put in extra effort on the field, breaking tackles and pushing hard. To keep the Lions at bay, the Bears would do well to avoid 2nd or 3rd and short situations.

The Lions, on the other hand, would be more than happy to aid Montgomery in his quest for revenge. All said and done, the stage is set for an exhilarating game.

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