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Chicago Bears aren't locked into second-round receiver

There are 66 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 15, 2009, titled Chicago Bears aren't locked into second-round receiver. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

This might come as bad news to those Bears fans who already have memorized how to spell the name of Georgia wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi.

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NECutlerFan

Lincoln, NE

#1 Apr 15, 2009
History shows most of the long term quality receivers are later round picks. It usually takes a receiver three years to blossom in the NFL. If the Bears reach for a receiver out of need that is when mistakes are made. Stick to your board Mr. Angelo. Cutler will make everyone better, the O-line (won't have to hold blocks as long), the receivers, Matt Forte (no more 8 men in the box), the defense (playing with a lead).
Oneproblem

AOL

#2 Apr 15, 2009
Whatever any Bears writer says is not true.
Roger

Britton, MI

#3 Apr 15, 2009
Excuse us holders of popular opinion, but you are wrong about us and what we believe. Popular opinion is that the bears should sign a free agent wide receiver and then draft the best available player when they pick. How can you write a whole column based on an erroneous supposition about a false strawman? Why use the fans as a foil for your bears public relations maneuvers? Can't you construct an argument and a column without using the fan as your whipping boy? This isn't even good practice for propaganda or even a pr campaign, but it is at least expected tactics there. In the sports pages it is just petty.
rhurley49

Sioux Falls, SD

#4 Apr 15, 2009
This writer doens't know what is true because he is an idiot who keeps dumping on everyone past or present except Orton. I'll say it again, he has to be Orton's agent.
Creighton

Evanston, IL

#5 Apr 15, 2009
Haugh has it occured to you that the Bears lost 4 recivers last year, 2 of which made up your starting Split End.

The Bears are either going to sign a WR or Draft one but either way they have to do it. The only guys on there Roster with actual playing time are Davis and Hester both of which are really Slot Guys. Bennett is also a Flanker but is considered more of a Slot guy. They really don't have a legit WR on the team. They need a Flanker and a Split End and then Hester and Bennett should battle it out for the Slot position.

As for your theory that the Bears use Smoke screens, there is a kid over at the times who predicted the there first 2 picks last year and the year before. If you didn't know the Bears almost always draft guys they bring in for personel workouts. The guys they saw the most last year were Forte and Williams.

Not to mention every single person on this board new they were going Oline/RB last year. In 07 we all new they wanted a classic WCO pass recieving TE.

This year they need a FS and WR more than anything. I bet they go with those two positions with there first two picks.
WeanedOnGin

Garber, OK

#6 Apr 15, 2009
How did you ever get a job as a sportswriter? Do you get paid? What a life! Insult half your readers, then basically tell then...nothing. Where do I apply.

Since: Aug 08

Avon, IN

#7 Apr 15, 2009
I agree the bears need a vet receiver and to draft one also. Technically they have 4 WRs, but Davis has a bad case of the "drops." If he couldn't catch passes from Orton, how in the H E doule-hockey sticks is he going to catch rockets from Cutler? We need a receiver with good, dependable hands. i.e. Torry, "Freaking," Holt.
Joseph

Athens, WV

#8 Apr 15, 2009
we need the best player available a player who can come in and play from day 1 try to get a vet WR but if not i think we will pick R Johnson from Bama then Mike Wallace from Ole Miss who we worked out in the 3rd. the other way i would like to see things would be Robiskie with the 49th and David Burton from ND in the 3rd i think either way we come out with solid players who can come in and make some noise
Citizen

University Park, IL

#9 Apr 15, 2009
Arizona is shopping Anquan Boldin, so the team might be addressing the issue through trades rather than through the draft.
Larry

Olympia Fields, IL

#10 Apr 15, 2009
For Christ sake!!!!...... go out and sign Terry Holt then if you want to draft a safety then by all means feel free to do so.
Larry

Olympia Fields, IL

#11 Apr 15, 2009
If you are playing the cover 2 which the Bears are then you better go out and get a safety who is strong against the run.
zub

Waterford, MI

#12 Apr 15, 2009
berrian thing cinvinced me about that theory
earthquakejake

Rexburg, ID

#13 Apr 15, 2009
Creighton,

Wone thing you mite want two consiter is the devensive end pozition. Theye spendt alot of kash on the offencive syde of the vball and I think JA will use moste of they're first piks on devense. I figur there going to draft like thes:

2nd Rownd: Rashad Johnson FS Alabama
3rd Raond: Paul Kruger DE Utah
4th Roend: Tyrone Green G Auburn
5th rOUND: Morgan Trent CB Michigan
5th Raund: Kevin Ogletree WR Virginia
6th Wrond: DeAndre Levy OLB Wisconsin
7th Rwond: Zach Potter DE Nebraska
7th Round: Tony Fiammetta FB Syracuse
7th Rondh: Antonio Dixon DT Miami

Dew you think they'all go get Tory Holt?

Since: Dec 08

Oakland, CA

#14 Apr 15, 2009
earthquakejake wrote:
Creighton,
Wone thing you mite want two consiter is the devensive end pozition. Theye spendt alot of kash on the offencive syde of the vball and I think JA will use moste of they're first piks on devense. I figur there going to draft like thes:
2nd Rownd: Rashad Johnson FS Alabama
3rd Raond: Paul Kruger DE Utah
4th Roend: Tyrone Green G Auburn
5th rOUND: Morgan Trent CB Michigan
5th Raund: Kevin Ogletree WR Virginia
6th Wrond: DeAndre Levy OLB Wisconsin
7th Rwond: Zach Potter DE Nebraska
7th Round: Tony Fiammetta FB Syracuse
7th Rondh: Antonio Dixon DT Miami
Dew you think they'all go get Tory Holt?
SWEET !!!
jay moss

Mechanicsburg, PA

#15 Apr 15, 2009
Have you lost your mind. I dont care what happened in the off season if the bears dont put some good wide outs in, they have no chance to win with this schedule. We are facing solid teams and green bay is getting better every year and so are the vikings. Just because the lions lost every game last year doesnt mean the rest of this division was not very competitive. Now if kenny Britt from rutgers is out there you would have to say that is the guy based on what lovie and angelo like a 6-6 wide out with above average speed. Lets say this happens in the 2nd round then they can use every other pick to sure up the aging deffense except the last pick in the 7th round which the bears could take a gamble on a 6-5 reciever Aaron Kelly out of clemson. Aaron Kelly is like Oucho Cinco great upside but hasnt played through injuries very well. Trust me David if Jerry Angelo reads this he would agree.
Southside Steve

Athens, GA

#16 Apr 15, 2009
Good, if we take Massaquoi in the second round I'll go on a week-long drinking binge. Seriously, I go to UGA and have seen enough of this guy to know that he's not a second round pick. He underachieved his entire career before finally stepping up this past season. He's not that fast or tall and definitely not physical enough to be a dominating receiver at this level. I'd love to see him here in round three or four, he really did improve last season and could continue to do so down the road, but taking a receiver in the second round that doesn't stand out in any of the major skill categories needed to excel the position (and who only produced for a single season in college and AFTER we added A.J. Green) makes no sense.
Southside Steve

Athens, GA

#17 Apr 15, 2009
Just for the record, that's a classic burn by the Earthquake on Creighton. I'm glad someone else noticed his failing grammar.
NextYear

Lafayette, CA

#18 Apr 15, 2009
Citizen wrote:
"Arizona is shopping Anquan Boldin, so the team might be addressing the issue through trades rather than through the draft. "

You obviously know as little about football as the writer of this article. Trading for Boldin this year would take a 1st and 3rd round draft choice in return. Thanks to the Cutler trade, the Bears have nothing to offer. For Chicago, there will be no more trades for starter-quality skill position players.
Natural gas

Georgetown, TX

#19 Apr 16, 2009
If the Bears want a good tight end late , Cameron Morrah is a hell of a sleeper. My nephew has played ball with him for over 10 years and he comes from a real good family with outstanding character. Great 4-5th rd. back up te.
bronellione

Pahrump, NV

#20 Apr 16, 2009
All you people and sports writters have always been wrong on who the Bears will pick. They always seem to come up with somone you never heard of.

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