McGowan's season ends early

McGowan's season ends early

There are 18 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 17, 2008, titled McGowan's season ends early. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

While the Bears continue to monitor Devin Hester 's rib injury, the team announced Wednesday that Brandon McGowan is scheduled to undergo season-ending ankle surgery.

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Dino

United States

#1 Sep 17, 2008
I hate to see an injury happen to an important member of the Bears defense but to me McGowan was having a horrible season. Too many missed tackles and too many dumb penalties but he definitely was added depth.

Since: Sep 08

Bloomington,IL

#2 Sep 18, 2008
Daniael now will get his chance. Let's hope he takes advantage of it.
Andy H

Rockford, IL

#3 Sep 18, 2008
What about McBride, all I heard about was how good he was?
dirty bong water

Chicago, IL

#4 Sep 18, 2008
that would be great plan, leave hunter on the field more to get burned by the skinny post again (or flag pattern, take your pick).
Matt

United States

#5 Sep 18, 2008
Hester's injury reminds me of Sosa's injury when he sneezed in the locker room and injuried his back. One of those WTH moments.
Damani

Schaumburg, IL

#6 Sep 18, 2008
Interesting that John Lynch name came up. I thought the Bears should have looked at him during the offseason, but I am becoming skeptical of these guys who don't get picked up by other teams, especially a veteran like Lynch.
Alex

Palatine, IL

#7 Sep 18, 2008
Why no mention of Craig Steltz? I though Lovie said this guy could be starter quality someday and can play both safety positions. Is he that deep in the dog house right now???
Patrick

United States

#8 Sep 18, 2008
D. Manning has had numerous chances to prove he can play at the pro level and has failed every time. Good thing they got rid of R. Manning. That was good planning. I mean it's not like McGowan has proven he is as fragile as Mike Brown or anything. The embarrassing mismanagement continues. Next week T. Harris will go down with his annual season ender and then Dvorcek after that. Lovie will act shocked that this could happen again.
Greg

United States

#9 Sep 18, 2008
Damani wrote:
Interesting that John Lynch name came up. I thought the Bears should have looked at him during the offseason, but I am becoming skeptical of these guys who don't get picked up by other teams, especially a veteran like Lynch.
Lynch = Archuleta
You do the math.
Roy

Austin, TX

#10 Sep 18, 2008
How about the cut Lovie Smith. I like the man as a person but as a team leader and coach..not so..
jae

Athens, GA

#11 Sep 18, 2008
Patrick from Fl i agree Both Mannings proved themselves not to be very good, but coaches do not control injuries or do contracts or control rosters GM's do that players get hurt especially agressive ones check BOB SANDERS it happens then you play with what you got
Ohio Joe

Pataskala, OH

#12 Sep 18, 2008
Once again, trading away Chris Harris last year looms large. Take that and Dan Bazuin (pick-trade with San Diego, instead staying pat at #37and taking Tony Ugoh) and you have the two biggest bone-head moves of 2007 that have really set the Bears back over the past year.

A Bears defense with Harris being a solid ball-hawk combined with Ugoh at LT means Williams--or any of the other talented OTs available--would have been an "insurance" pick this year, or the Bears could've picked up a highly-rated OG and had the core of a young, talented, re-built O-line.

Yeah, hindsight is 20/20, but the Harris trade was idiotic, and the Bazuin pick was just plain stupid.
Dino

Seattle, WA

#13 Sep 18, 2008
Ohio Joe that's good reasoning. I hate to say it but you are absolutely right. Bazuin was a 2nd round pick and no team has even taken a slight interest him now that he's a free agent. What in the world did Angelo see in him that he even warranted being a 2nd round pick? I would have felt better had he been a bust in the 6th round or something....
madbear

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

#14 Sep 18, 2008
to be or not to be... that is the question. no no no no the question is: Angelo where's chris harris?
Uncle Sam

Buffalo Grove, IL

#15 Sep 18, 2008
Damani wrote:
Interesting that John Lynch name came up. I thought the Bears should have looked at him during the offseason, but I am becoming skeptical of these guys who don't get picked up by other teams, especially a veteran like Lynch.
I agree, sounds a lot like the steal we got with Adam Archuleta last year! What a wasted opportunity to develop someone for the future!
REM

Canton, IL

#16 Sep 18, 2008
Dino wrote:
Ohio Joe that's good reasoning. I hate to say it but you are absolutely right. Bazuin was a 2nd round pick and no team has even taken a slight interest him now that he's a free agent. What in the world did Angelo see in him that he even warranted being a 2nd round pick? I would have felt better had he been a bust in the 6th round or something....
Absolutely correct...an unbelievably bad pick, and everyone knew it at the time. As for Steltz, no mention in the article and it seems he is probably bad also...in preseason looked very slow arriving to the ball and seemed ineffective.
Damani

Schaumburg, IL

#17 Sep 19, 2008
REM wrote:
<quoted text> Absolutely correct...an unbelievably bad pick, and everyone knew it at the time. As for Steltz, no mention in the article and it seems he is probably bad also...in preseason looked very slow arriving to the ball and seemed ineffective.
Once again the judging of Angelo and his draft picks! Watch college football people and you will have a better understanding of why picks are made!! Bazuin had a solid college career and so did Steltz. That is all these GM's have to go off of. Bazuin was one of the countries leaders in tackles for loss while in college but just did not pan out in the NFL. Looks like Steltz was struggling adjusting to the speed of the pro game but should be fine with more experience. Draft picks are like a game of dice, sometimes you win the pot, and sometimes you crap out!! GM's don't just close their eyes and pick these guys names out of a hat. 7 rounds of draft picks people and all the picks are not going to have great careers. This great defense we have here was pretty much built through the draft!!
Ohio Joe

Pataskala, OH

#18 Sep 20, 2008
Damani, sure Bazuin had a solid college career. But they had Ogunleye under contract, Anderson who had a big rookie season, and though Bazuin was insurance for Brown bolting through FA, they had to know they had a good shot at re-signing Brown. Long story short, Bazuin was not a "need" pick. There's no point in taking a risk when you have other positions of NEED and there was an obvious choice (Ugoh) available where they were picking originally.

The swap of picks that resulted in Bazuin over Ugoh was a poor, poor choice. Easy to judge in hindsight, but at the time it looked screwy, too.

Same with the Harris trade. In hindsight, it looks horrible. But at the time, it was pretty dumb-looking.

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