Please leave politics out of this. I agree the guy is a total idiot, good call on the draft stuff though. It was a good offseason can't wait for 09! Go Bears!<quoted text>
You are a freakin idiot. This has got to be one of the Bears BEST off seasons in many many years. The only one I think better was the year we drafted Sayers and Butkus. I have no idea where you come from, what your drinking or what your smoking. Whatever it is, I want some.
I bet you went to one of those right-wing tea parties because you seem to be clueless.
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#23 Apr 27, 2009
Sayers, Butkus, Dick Gordon, Jimmy Jones and Ralph Kurek.
#24 Apr 27, 2009
And Brian Piccolo.
#25 Apr 27, 2009
This draft even get's more interesting when you look at the list of UFA WRs in the 2010 offseason:
I'm sure some of these guys will sign with their own teams. But I guess Bears fans can dream about the possibilities.
#26 Apr 27, 2009
I just dont understand why the Bears continue to trade down in almost every draft as if they already have all the peices to the puzzel. I know they didnt have a first round pick but when you have so many holes to fill like the Bears do they need to grab the best player available and stop worrying about saving a couple thousand dollars to move in the third round instead. I dont understand why everyone thinks just because the Bears acquired Jay Cutler that they are suddenly a contender. No receivers and lack of depth will keep them a 7-9 or 9-7 team at best. Have to admit they are close but the offensive and defensive system needs a change. The cover two is no longer affective and the offence needs more play makers. Drafting poorly year after year will hurt a team who does nothing in free agency every offseason. My solution "clean house" and start with the GM and continue on with the coaching staff. This way there is a little bit more hope!
#27 Apr 27, 2009
I think the Bears are having a pretty good off season. Cutler was our 1st round pick this year and the trade down I actually agree with. The Bears were hoping for either Hakeem Nicks, Terry Robieski, or Kenny Britt to fall for help at WR but they were all gone by the time the Bears picked. No need to reach there.
Igleisas will be a solid pick for years IMO. The kid has good hands and adequate speed. Also the Bears still have about 20 million to spend on the next round of FA's if they could find a FS or maybe even a back up running back to spell Forte (sorry Wolfe and Jones don't excite me or scare anybody else) we'll be fine
#28 Apr 27, 2009
Larry Fitgerald- do we have the juice?
Hines Ward- not really a game breaker (although he will break some jaws!)
Roddy White- no way he gets out of Atlanta
Brandon Marshall- coming soon: see him at a prison near you
Roy Williams- this cant be right
Issac Bruce- almost as old as Brett Favre
Fitz will command the world and AZ will give it to him. Nice to dream though. I would love to target Roddy White and see what happens...
#29 Apr 28, 2009
Ease up there Jeff.
By NFL standards, the Bears have just pulled off the biggest trade in a decade, the biggest in Chicago sports history and managed to grab some pretty interesting players who were highly rated compared to where they were drafted.
If Marrinelli turns out to be as good as advertised this Gilbert could be a strong addition, maybe a star. Line help was critical, after all.
The Bears finished 30th against the pass last season with our top sack-getter, Alex Brown getting only six. And if anyone watched that Brian Griense-led comeback where he slung the ball around forever, they'd know pressuring the quarterback was as big of need as wide receiver or safety.
Your thoughts are so outdated, so short-sighted and stupid that's it's difficult to take you seriously.
Angelo has made mistakes; that's clear. He's probably had one of the best off-seasons ever and the Bears are set up nicely for the future.
Ease up, there's a lot to be happy about right now.
#30 Apr 28, 2009
Agreed! Nice post. Go Bears,2009 Division Champs!
#31 Apr 28, 2009
It seems like a trend but this draft was different. At #49 Aneglo was going to select Iglesias after his original prospect they target was taken. Based on the value they placed on Iglesias he would have been a reach at #49. Indtead, the trade came up and he took it.
It worked out great because he was able to Get Iglesias at #99 anyway and the extra pick landed Melton. The idea of saving a few thousand dollars doesn't hold up here because Angelo made (1) selection into (2) prospects that will make the 53-man roster. They actually will spend more money on the two then the estimated cost of the #49 pick they traded....
Go Bears !!
#32 May 1, 2009
Imagine Hester and Knox on the outside, make the corners back up that will enable olsen, iglieas, forte, clark or bennet(obvoisly not at once) to go short for some easy receptions
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