Chicago Bears shouldn't go retread ro...

Chicago Bears shouldn't go retread route at cornerback

There are 30 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 28, 2009, titled Chicago Bears shouldn't go retread route at cornerback. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The NFL equivalent of a beater car, cornerback Mike McKenzie has 27 career interceptions.

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Edward de Vere

Laurel, MD

#22 Jul 29, 2009
Haguh-

Only write about Cutler and the offense.

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Brian

Omaha, NE

#23 Jul 29, 2009
Being from nebraska I watched Bowman play for the cornhuskers, he is the real deal, when he is healthy he can dominate a reciever. His first season for nebraska in the bowl game completely shut down Mario Mannigham for michigan. The bears need to give this guy a chance, even before vasher possibly!!
Crazy Bear Fan wrote:
I like this Zack Bowman kid he is tall 6'1" runs a sub 4.3 and played well when he was giving a chance.
I hear he is one hell of an athlete to boot.
However, he is injury prone from what I understand, but he seems to be the real deal.
I love the play of graham; so as David said this could really be a blessing in disguise.
We will see very soon huh.
Nick Danger

Hanover Park, IL

#24 Jul 29, 2009
Tillman's loss is not as troublesome as the lack of succession plan. The last couple of year's Tillman's nickname has evolved from Peanut to Toast. Do the Bears have an answer, whether it be Bowman or some other no name schmuck?? I doubt it. Who claimed Angelo's knowledge of DB's was good? I doubt that too.

I knew this team's secondary was in trouble when they cut Mike Brown loose. What total pain would it have been to retain a former All Pro?? It could not have been the money. Maybe the Bears can get him back, oh, wait he is in KC. face it, the Bears brain trust are really dumb arses.
rai

Sacramento, CA

#25 Jul 29, 2009
I really could not care less about Tillman being gone for a while. He gets burned repeatedly in games and gets far too much credit as a corner. It'll be interesting to see if anyone can step up and take the job for good.
Damani

Schaumburg, IL

#26 Jul 29, 2009
I agree with Haugh all the way this time. The same article can be written about the WR position that everyone(including Donald Driver) is talking about! Every veteran was once a inexperienced player. We really don't know what Earl Bennett, Johnny Knox, or Juaguin Iglesias can do! Signing veterans past their prime at this point only hurts the development of younger players!

Since: Jul 09

Chandler, AZ

#27 Jul 29, 2009
Warwell wrote:
I just hope bowman picks up where he left off in the game he got injured in, he was a beast in that game. I see him starting if Tillman doesn't recover in time. I am not saying he is an improvement over Tillmen but he definately has potential to be great.
Been saying this since last season when he went down. Built in the same mold as the Cardinals Dominique Rogers Cromartie, who had a break out second half last season. If Bowman can avoid injury, Tillman won't be missed....imo
WindsorBearsFan

Windsor, Canada

#28 Jul 29, 2009
Dave - once again, your grasp of the situation seems logical.
But, I can't help but think that if a veteran CB with decent wheels is available, the Bears should extend a camp invitation to him.
Having a veteran lurking over their shoulders might motivate the young guns to get their noses in the playbook more and party a little less!

GO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!

“<insert witty comment here>”

Since: Jul 07

United States

#29 Jul 29, 2009
Charles Tillman's surprising back surgery that will keep him out of training camp might tempt the Bears to explore signing an experienced cornerback to help shore up depth at a suddenly weak position.
SUDDENLY weak? Dave, have you been watching the games at all for the past few years? Tillman (and Vasher, when he can take the field) are the two weakest links in the defensive chain. Opposing teams have two pages in their playbook when they play the Bears:

1. If Tillman is on the field, throw it at him. Easy reception.
2. If he's not on the field, run.
Mike

Indianapolis, IN

#30 Jul 29, 2009
Greg, I believe they are drafting for a rebuilt defense. Have you noticed we have drafted d-line, backers and secondary help the last two years?
Reggie VH Heldentat

Elmwood, WI

#31 Jul 30, 2009
I do not believe that Smith's staff have proven they have the ability to develop young talent.

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