Bears' defense short key piece if Har...

Bears' defense short key piece if Harris can't go

There are 34 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 2, 2008, titled Bears' defense short key piece if Harris can't go. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

While the Bears made a trade Tuesday to shore up depth on their injury-depleted offensive line, they hope there isn't a bigger health concern they will have to address on the other side of the ball.

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Larry Richton Park

Matteson, IL

#2 Sep 2, 2008
Another brilliant move by Angelos.
Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Sep 3, 2008
This is great news. Shut him down for the season and lose as many as possible.
Bearsnut

Dane, WI

#4 Sep 3, 2008
Man what a group of fans we have here! I can't believe alot of you have them losing the SEASON already! This team is better then you think, Should we just show our game plan in the preseason or make all these Reporters eat there words, I for one am sick of hearing how bad they are when I get to see a game from preseason I see alot of things I guess you fans don't! And you Don't have to hear all the Bullsh#t about Brett this or Brett that
GO BEARS
Sept Is Our Month

United States

#5 Sep 3, 2008
If Harris is injured, the Bears lose their only legitimate NFL DT, and their only proven 300 pounder on the defensive line. Without Harris double teamed, it will be more of the same like last year - no pressure on the QB and nobody to keep blockers off Urlacher. Not a good sign.

Harris out; Brown likely to get injured before the fourth game; Briggs literally non-existent during the preseason. Should be a fabulous year and another great season defensively -- like last year when they finished 28th in the league in yards allowed per game.
Bill

Downers Grove, IL

#6 Sep 3, 2008
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Oh boy !..... Here we go again !

My 7-9 is beginning to look optimistic....(And that was BEFORE Williams.)

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Toby Burke

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Sep 3, 2008
Here we go again. Same old, same old.
Denny Green

Tallahassee, FL

#8 Sep 3, 2008
Our doctors are who we thought they were.

This is clearly Rex Grossman's fault. If he had just said The Bears could have won the superbowl with a healthy Tommie Harris, he would have forced Harris and company to step up their conditioning last year.
Instead Rex let him off the hook after the absurd comments about Donovan McNabb being able to do anything to help the Bears. Its the quarterbacks job to slap the other guys who are not performing. Rex has taken too much of the blame. Farve and Elway would never do that.
Bill

Downers Grove, IL

#9 Sep 3, 2008
Denny Green wrote:
Our doctors are who we thought they were.
This is clearly Rex Grossman's fault. If he had just said The Bears could have won the superbowl with a healthy Tommie Harris, he would have forced Harris and company to step up their conditioning last year.
Instead Rex let him off the hook after the absurd comments about Donovan McNabb being able to do anything to help the Bears. Its the quarterbacks job to slap the other guys who are not performing. Rex has taken too much of the blame. Farve and Elway would never do that.
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Ha... Ha...

I can just picture Rex "B*i*t^c*h Slapping" Tommie Harris around !!

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Shleprock

Arlington Heights, IL

#10 Sep 3, 2008
This defense cannot stop big plays. As a life-long Bear fan, it makes me sick to see running backs slash through our D.

This is not what Bears football is all about.
Will

United States

#11 Sep 3, 2008
Tommie Harris is completely overrated. You're not going to see much of a drop-off. The defense will still be pretty porous.
Olde Linebacker

Darien, IL

#12 Sep 3, 2008
Patrick wrote:
This is great news. Shut him down for the season and lose as many as possible.
McCaskey and Co. can't afford to lose "...as many as possible." That would mean a high draft pick next year, and you know those cost money. Go 6-10, and you don't have to pay those high first round prices. It's a business.
Shane

New York, NY

#13 Sep 3, 2008
I'm starting to get more than a little tired of these guys lying about injuries... Come on Lovie cut the crap.
Liars

Union, IL

#14 Sep 3, 2008
Don't believe a word the Bears say about injuries. His knee could be falling off and they'd tell you he's fine right up until kickoff Sunday night when they'll decide to share with everybody that he's had surgery and is out for the season....Sound familiar???
Patrick

United States

#15 Sep 3, 2008
Olde Linebacker wrote:
<quoted text> McCaskey and Co. can't afford to lose "...as many as possible." That would mean a high draft pick next year, and you know those cost money. Go 6-10, and you don't have to pay those high first round prices. It's a business.
I'd like to see how many 6th rd draft choices Angelo can get for a top 2 pick and then see how many they cut.
REM

Canton, IL

#16 Sep 3, 2008
Article doesn't say...new injury or same one as last year? If he was not healthy in the off-season, he and his agents kept it pretty quiet as they angled for a huge new contract. Man the Bears got raked over the coals by Harris, Briggs, Urlacher and Hester.
bob d

Trumbull, CT

#17 Sep 3, 2008
hahaha!

patrick from boca, that is priceless!

tommie is definitely overrated, which explains why the bears just gave him a ton of money.

jerry needs to go before the draft next year. and i really hope he brings lovie , babich and turner with him.

maybe not top 2, but bears are definitely in the top 4 in the draft next year...
Kevin

AOL

#18 Sep 3, 2008
Bears Fans!

Let's look at the bright side. This will give Lovie and the overpaid/underperforming defense (who has been that way for over a year, but somehow flew under the radar) a GREAT excuse for the thumping that Indy will give them.

And, this will be good reason to keep Lovie and Babich, because if only the defense would have been injury free - they would have been just fine. So, they should get another chance next year.

Next up, finding out that Urlacher's injury was worse than thought and he's out for the season after about Game 3.

Good judgement locking these guys up long term Jerry.
greg from chicago

Chicago, IL

#19 Sep 3, 2008
Will wrote:
Tommie Harris is completely overrated. You're not going to see much of a drop-off. The defense will still be pretty porous.
You nailed it, my friend... good post.
MDK

Mount Pleasant, SC

#20 Sep 3, 2008
Who cares.....I'm so glad I sold my tickets for the season!
Greg

Lansing, IL

#21 Sep 3, 2008
greg from chicago wrote:
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You nailed it, my friend... good post.
Fellow commenters. Please disregard the comments from the gentleman who claims to be Greg from Chicago.

The Bears have a lot of players who are peaking and they won't be nearly as bad as everybody thinks. A winning season is not out of the question.

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