NFL fans who wanted to marvel at the $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood, Calif., in 2019 will have to wait a little big longer. The stadium, which will serve as the Rams’ and Chargers’ new LA home, will have its opening delayed to the start of the 2020 season after heavy rainfall in California.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed the news during a Thursday teleconference (via the Los Angeles Times).
“The continuing rains really knocked us for a loop,” said Bob Aylesworth, principal in charge of the Turner/AECOM Hunt joint venture that is building the stadium (via the LA Times). “It was a very unforgiving two months for the project. And speaking from a building perspective, it really couldn’t have come at a worse time.”
This season was going to be pivotal for coach John Fox and his staff in Chicago regardless of who formed the roster. But general manager Ryan Pace, who like Fox and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is entering his third year with the Bears, gambled his own fate and earned the head-scratcher of the offseason award when he traded a haul of picks to draft Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2 overall.
Naturally, given the prestige of the position and an already-chaotic situation, quarterback is where we begin to break down the new-look Bears.
When Sporting News broke down the Bears’ schedule in April, wins were hard to find. That was before a draft that, on the surface and depending on the immediate development of Trubisky, did little to elicit short-term optimism.
Given a roster deep at a few positions but underwhelming as a whole, combined Cheap Jerseys Premier League with a reported disconnect between the coaching staff and management, the Cheap Jerseys Soccer Bears have much to overcome in 2017. If the season is not a relative success, it will force a return to square one at Halas Hall.