Angelo: Bears in holding pattern on veteran WR

Although a veteran receiver -- even Anquan Boldin -- remains an option for the Bears , general manager Jerry Angelo dismissed talk of Amani Toomer being on the radar Saturday night. Full Story
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DevilDan

Rockford, IL

#1 May 9, 2009
Toomer? are you kidding me he is 100 years old and has never been as good as Devin Hester, and I dont mean that as a compliment. Please dont tell me the Bears cant do any better then that!!!
southeast side fan

Lathrop, CA

#3 May 9, 2009
305Phinphan wrote:
The Bears allready missed out on Torry Holt. The Bears are gonna blow this year. Cutler is going to bomb in Chicago. It's amazing how many of you pathetic Bear fans talk Cutler up so much, How many winning seasons has he had? How many playoff games has he played in? How many Superbowls has he won? For 2 first's, a third, and Ortin, you losers got raped with no lube.
dam you really have to look into what you just said, yea we gave up 2 one's but we dont have to pay all that money that you dum asses are going to have to pay. 2 wait and see what is going to happen when ortin under throws and i say agianunder throws in the wind there. 3 he cant throw far he weak thats the thing we hade to see to much so you are going to go bold riping that hair this year. when they be come free agent you know your wr they will be let go where someone can throw .then we will see who got it in the back
Domino49

Chicago, IL

#4 May 10, 2009
Wow...CHILDREN....!!!! Play Nice...!!!

The Bears can afford to "wait and see". I think they will be rotating WR's this season depending on the formation, down and distance. Look for more of TE Greg Olsen split out in the slot.

The Bears are still a running team so the starting WR's will have to be good blockers. Since Devin Hester is the default #1 "go-to" guy, a slower veteran WR isn't going to do them any good considering how deep they currently are with "possession" WR's, including their #1 drafted WR, J.I.

The "wait and see" that Angelo was talking about was the (2) 6-foot speedsters, Kindler and Knox that they picked up in the draft who supposedly can "really" catch AND "really" block.

If Kindler and Knox can be developed quickly, Hester might be just a 3rd down WR and return to being a full-time kick/punt returner.

It also might be a good time to see if "Hester" can play Free Saftey. After all, Hester was drafted as a DB, he has proven that he can take the punishment and he's faster than anyone else on defense so he can recover well if he's out of position.

The last "wait and see" has to do with the legal problems of FA/RFA WR's Matt Jones and Plexico Burris. Either one of them should come fairly cheaply, if they don't go to jail or are banned by the NFL. Either one of them are more skilled (big, fast, can catch, run and block) than the rest of the free agent WR's currently available.

Jus Sayin'
joey

AOL

#5 May 10, 2009
JA.... Cutler throwing the ball to Boldin and then having the wr's we currently have along with Forte, and Olsen I would say.. we would be the talk of the leauge as far as SUPERBOWL contenders.. no dought in minds of fans so PLEASE when the talks do start about Boldin wanting out again and Cardinals willing to listen to teams...make it happen the Cutler trade was graet but, without someone to catch that ball for him he might just look like a avarage qb, then frustartion for him will push him out of the Bears.. MUST GET BOLDIN trust the fans when they write these comments..Think of this hopefully second blockbuster trade, and how well it will feel when we are in florida that week before playing at the new named Dolphins stadium..
The Trooth

Glen Ellyn, IL

#6 May 10, 2009
It's interesting that Toomer is getting looks, but Marvin Harrison is not.
Chicago Paul

South Holland, IL

#7 May 10, 2009
I think the Bears should get Brett Favre as a backup. Why not? They already have a number #1 quarterback and Favre would be fun to have around.

I believe that Cutler will be throwing to the tight ends and running backs alot, but at least the man can throw the ball down the field.

Bears will eventually get a WR, but getting a good QB made this year memorable already.
Homer

United States

#9 May 10, 2009
Marvin Harrison would be a good one year fill in as the Bears develop some of the young guys. Boldin would not live up to what the Bears would have to pay for him.
PJS

Greer, SC

#10 May 10, 2009
The Trooth wrote:
It's interesting that Toomer is getting looks, but Marvin Harrison is not.
The press is keeping it quiet, but Harrison has been connected to a murder that was performed with one of his guns.

He might be in way more trouble than Jones or Burress.♦
Eric

Fort Wayne, IN

#11 May 10, 2009
Like I previously posted in other sites. I believe we have a very good receiver group. Hester, Bennett, Iglesias, Knox, Kinder and Rideau or Peterman. Davis had to many dropped balls last year, but you never know, maybe he can improve and correct those mistakes this year and if not it's up to the coaches to decide. However, if management and coaching staff think we could get a veteran that could help the team. Why not? But I believe we already have our receivers and that they could step up and be great receivers if given the chance. Getting a veteran, unless he could impact the team's chances significantly, would only hinder the development of (at least) one of our receivers and keep him or them from stepping up and maximizing their full potential.
Damani

Midlothian, IL

#12 May 10, 2009
Everyone is getting so caught up into this get a veteran WR thing!!! Look the Bears just drafted 3 very talented WRs, who's to say one of these guys will not become a star just like Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal did in Denver with Cutler. Neither one of these guys were 1st or even 2nd round picks! Outside of Plaxico Burress(who may be facing jail time) who is really out there but a bunch of guys in their mid 30's that are on the back end of their careers!
Fan

Vernon Hills, IL

#13 May 10, 2009
It is reported on some websites that Edgerrin James will be a bear soon... would that be good or is he over and done ... might be a good 1 year choice ...

Johnny
Jake

United States

#14 May 10, 2009
mr mean wrote:
that jig-a-boo lovie smith is the one that needs to go before all the good players leave..he'll keep that loser #54 thou....
Where do Racist Losers like You come from?? You must be a Viqueen fan! Go Lovie! Go Cutler! Go Bears!!

“305 Opa Locka”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#15 May 10, 2009
Eric wrote:
Like I previously posted in other sites. I believe we have a very good receiver group. Hester, Bennett, Iglesias, Knox, Kinder and Rideau or Peterman. Davis had to many dropped balls last year, but you never know, maybe he can improve and correct those mistakes this year and if not it's up to the coaches to decide. However, if management and coaching staff think we could get a veteran that could help the team. Why not? But I believe we already have our receivers and that they could step up and be great receivers if given the chance. Getting a veteran, unless he could impact the team's chances significantly, would only hinder the development of (at least) one of our receivers and keep him or them from stepping up and maximizing their full potential.
A very good receiving group? LMAO The bears do not have one receiver on their entire roster that could be a number one, possibly a number two on any of the NFL teams. The Bears have the worse receiving corps in the entire NFL, I can't remember the last time a team had a more pathetic group. Bears finish 3rd in the NFC North, Lovie and Angello get the ax, and all you losers cry during another offseason.
BearsFanForLife

United States

#16 May 10, 2009
Damani wrote:
Everyone is getting so caught up into this get a veteran WR thing!!! Look the Bears just drafted 3 very talented WRs, who's to say one of these guys will not become a star just like Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal did in Denver with Cutler. Neither one of these guys were 1st or even 2nd round picks! Outside of Plaxico Burress(who may be facing jail time) who is really out there but a bunch of guys in their mid 30's that are on the back end of their careers!
I agree,too many people are hung up on getting a veteran receiver. Stars are born each year, from these young guys that come in from the draft. I think Brandon Marshall was a 4th rd pick. I like the young receivers we got and think they all have huge upsides. They all have quickness,smarts and great hands. We should get these guys going and go with Youth! Cutler will help them shine as he did for Royal & Marshall. I think these kids we got,can get it done and do a great job. I am excited about our Bears this year. I am thinking 12-4 or 11-5. Notice how teams are attacking us now,since we got Cutler?? Ha,Ha. There is some Jealousy and worry out there,I Love It! They should be worried, The Monsters of the Midway are Back!!! Take care Damani. Go Cutler,Go Bears,2009 Division Champions!!!

“305 Opa Locka”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#17 May 10, 2009
southeast side fan wrote:
<quoted text> dam you really have to look into what you just said, yea we gave up 2 one's but we dont have to pay all that money that you dum **** are going to have to pay. 2 wait and see what is going to happen when ortin under throws and i say agianunder throws in the wind there. 3 he cant throw far he weak thats the thing we hade to see to much so you are going to go bold riping that hair this year. when they be come free agent you know your wr they will be let go where someone can throw .then we will see who got it in the back
Don't have to pay all that money? Sorry I diden't realize Ortin was making bank with the Bears. You're such a tool. You act like you know what you are talking about but you sound like a complete moron. You need to go back to high school and get a GED, I can't even comprehend what you are trying to say in your post other then you have an IQ of 10.
joe

Mchenry, IL

#18 May 10, 2009
bears don't need boldin and the antics he brings. not to mention the antics of his piece of shit agen rosendouche
superfan

Ashton, IL

#19 May 10, 2009
Chicago Paul wrote:
I think the Bears should get Brett Favre as a backup. Why not? They already have a number #1 quarterback and Favre would be fun to have around.
I believe that Cutler will be throwing to the tight ends and running backs alot, but at least the man can throw the ball down the field.
Bears will eventually get a WR, but getting a good QB made this year memorable already.
Brett favre are you retarded or something? Brett is not going to come back and be somebodys back-up. Not only that i'm about tired if his drama the old man needs to hang it up.
deputydawg

Nashville, TN

#20 May 10, 2009
All this crying about a veteran WR is way out of pocket whats left is not worth the trouble and I am concerned Boldin has been with Fitz for a while wonder if he is good as people think as a #1? Mr.Mean crawl back under that rock you came from.
shut it

United States

#22 May 10, 2009
305Phinphan wrote:
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Don't have to pay all that money? Sorry I diden't realize Ortin was making bank with the Bears. You're such a tool. You act like you know what you are talking about but you sound like a complete ****. You need to go back to high school and get a GED, I can't even comprehend what you are trying to say in your post other then you have an IQ of 10.
Hey smart guy, you don't go back to high school to get a GED,You get a high school diploma. GED is a set of tests that equate to a high school diploma. In regards to the Bears, you don't don't know what your talking about - it's all conjecture. Wait and see, ya D BAG!
Jake

United States

#24 May 10, 2009
shut it wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey smart guy, you don't go back to high school to get a GED,You get a high school diploma. GED is a set of tests that equate to a high school diploma. In regards to the Bears, you don't don't know what your talking about - it's all conjecture. Wait and see, ya D BAG!
You are correct. 305Phinfan has NO education,so he wouldnt know that anyways! He grew up learning with the animals on the farm,ha,ha,ha. He has taught the sheep a few things,yuuk. He is obviously a gay,jealous and scared little boy who is afraid of our mighty Bears,ha,ha. Go Bears....

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