Chicago Bears Kevin Payne ready to go

Chicago Bears Kevin Payne ready to go

There are 28 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 19, 2009, titled Chicago Bears Kevin Payne ready to go. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Starting strong safety Kevin Payne said he received clearance to return to action following shoulder surgery and he expects to participate in the first day of organized team activities Wednesday.

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Mick

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 19, 2009
We need to sign this guy?
Da Bearss

United States

#2 May 20, 2009
Why do we keep looking at castoffs from lousy teams? I'm so sick of hearing about ex-Lions and ex-Rams. Don't good teams ever have cap casualties?
Bo Regards

Holland, OH

#3 May 20, 2009
Pisa Tinoisamoa is a very solid LB who's quicker than either of our strong side LB's - which if he comes to Chicago - is where he'd likely end up. He'd be a signficant upgrade over either Roach or Hillenmeyer. He lead St. Louis in tackles 4 of the last 6 years, and he's 27. St. Louis feels he's undersized at 225 which is the only reason they're letting him go. (Personally, if I were a Rams fan I'd be freaking out. AS IF that's the problem in St. Louis.) If we have a shot at him, he upgrades the roster - take him.
TheOptimist

Carol Stream, IL

#4 May 20, 2009
Pisa is a solid tackler. That's probably what they are looking for in this guy. I can't tell how p!ssed I was last year at all the missed tackles. I just don't know how he is in coverage. At 6'1" 227 he may be a bit undersized. Trying to cover these much bigger TEs of today is going to be hell for him. But in run support, he has value. I say sign him to a short term deal and make it incentive based though. Make him beat out Hunter and Nick in minicamp. If he does, then start him.

Payne, on the other hand, has potential to be pretty good. If Lovie can get this guy to play with some control he can be a stud. He has to learn that he can go flying around the field with his head down and knocking out his own players. Sign Mike Brown as a "team consultant" so that Hope and Brown can work together with the DBs. We'd keep our veteran leadership, hopefully improve our safety play, and keep a hometown favorite at home.

GO BEARS!!! THE NORTH IS OURS!!!
Ponziman

United States

#5 May 20, 2009
TheOptimist wrote:
Pisa is a solid tackler. That's probably what they are looking for in this guy. I can't tell how p!ssed I was last year at all the missed tackles. I just don't know how he is in coverage. At 6'1" 227 he may be a bit undersized. Trying to cover these much bigger TEs of today is going to be hell for him. But in run support, he has value. I say sign him to a short term deal and make it incentive based though. Make him beat out Hunter and Nick in minicamp. If he does, then start him.
Payne, on the other hand, has potential to be pretty good. If Lovie can get this guy to play with some control he can be a stud. He has to learn that he can go flying around the field with his head down and knocking out his own players. Sign Mike Brown as a "team consultant" so that Hope and Brown can work together with the DBs. We'd keep our veteran leadership, hopefully improve our safety play, and keep a hometown favorite at home.
GO BEARS!!! THE NORTH IS OURS!!!
Great assesment! I agree completely. Now if they can only teach Payne to use his arms to tackle he should be around for a while.
WI Bear

Baldwin, WI

#6 May 20, 2009
TheOptimist wrote:
Pisa is a solid tackler. That's probably what they are looking for in this guy. I can't tell how p!ssed I was last year at all the missed tackles. I just don't know how he is in coverage. At 6'1" 227 he may be a bit undersized. Trying to cover these much bigger TEs of today is going to be hell for him. But in run support, he has value. I say sign him to a short term deal and make it incentive based though. Make him beat out Hunter and Nick in minicamp. If he does, then start him.
Payne, on the other hand, has potential to be pretty good. If Lovie can get this guy to play with some control he can be a stud. He has to learn that he can go flying around the field with his head down and knocking out his own players. Sign Mike Brown as a "team consultant" so that Hope and Brown can work together with the DBs. We'd keep our veteran leadership, hopefully improve our safety play, and keep a hometown favorite at home.
GO BEARS!!! THE NORTH IS OURS!!!
Couldn't have said it better. But it's all these surgeries that have me concerned. Dreaming of football season ....
Mike

Brooklyn, NY

#7 May 20, 2009
It's not surprising to have guys that have been coached by Smith and Marinelli dropping by for visits. They are both some of the most well-liked and respected coaches in the league at what they do from a player's point of view.

This guy can play- he's a tackling machine and the reason they let him go had nothing to do with his performance and everything to do with his contract and the Ram's new scheme.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#8 May 20, 2009
Grossman truing out for the UFL. What a mess.

According to the United Football League Web site, former Bears quarterback Rex Grossman will participate in drills in front of UFL head coaches.

The Web site quotes a Las Vegas television station, saying that another player, Graham Harrell, will also participate in the drills in a "pro day" in Las Vegas.
Damani

Schaumburg, IL

#9 May 20, 2009
Pisa, Urlacher, and Briggs could become the best LB core in the league! Signing Pisa along with the Cutler deal could make this one of the best offseasons in Bears history. Don't be surpised if Angelo does not go after Plaxico. Cutler wants him and you give the franchise QB what he wants in most cases. Think they are just waiting to see if he has to serve any jail time!
Mike

Brooklyn, NY

#10 May 20, 2009
Damani, I agree. That's A LOT of tackles between those three guys over their careers. They are all machines.
JoJo

Montgomery, AL

#11 May 20, 2009
Are we turning into the Rams?
GIJane

United States

#12 May 20, 2009
Hi fellow Bear fans. Angelo has been down right Serious this off season,Wow! If we can add Pisa that would solve alot of the tackling woes. We would also arguably have the best linebacking corps in the league. This really would be an Instant Upgrade & Strength to our Defense. He already knows Lovies system,from playing with him. The Rams were nuts for releasing him,they could have got something in a trade? He doesnt have to be big in Lovies system,just quick and a sure tackler,which he is. I like this move and I hope we sign him. Why not Strengthen our defense as well as our offense? This has been a great offseason so far. I cant wait for the games to begin. Goodbye fellow Bear fans,get ready for a great season. Lets Go Bears,Lets Win It All..
GIJane

United States

#13 May 20, 2009
JoJo wrote:
Are we turning into the Rams?
NO!! Go Bears,Lets Win It All..
GIJane

United States

#14 May 20, 2009
Mgray wrote:
Grossman truing out for the UFL. What a mess.
According to the United Football League Web site, former Bears quarterback Rex Grossman will participate in drills in front of UFL head coaches.
The Web site quotes a Las Vegas television station, saying that another player, Graham Harrell, will also participate in the drills in a "pro day" in Las Vegas.
Who Cares?? We are done with Grossman in this town,and Orton. Put it in the History books and close it! Now The Cutler ERA begins. Go Bears,Lets Win it All..
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#15 May 20, 2009
GIJane wrote:
<quoted text>
Who Cares?? We are done with Grossman in this town,and Orton. Put it in the History books and close it! Now The Cutler ERA begins. Go Bears,Lets Win it All..
I couldn't agree more. We are all of the Grossman lovers? L o l
Greg

Willowbrook, IL

#16 May 20, 2009
JoJo wrote:
Are we turning into the Rams?
Rumor has it Jack Youngblood and Merlin Olsen are scheduled for visits at Halas Hall next week.
Steve

Santa Paula, CA

#17 May 20, 2009
All aboard the Payne Train!!!
Damani

Schaumburg, IL

#18 May 20, 2009
JoJo wrote:
Are we turning into the Rams?
Yeah! The Rams that won the Super Bowl!!!
KDogg1787

Alsip, IL

#19 May 20, 2009
Sign Everyone! I love the new Angelo. Don't let Pisa leave for Philly's visit! Get him his jersey now! AND FREE CHEDDAR PLAX!
TheOptimist

Carol Stream, IL

#20 May 20, 2009
Why was Grossman even brought up? We're talking the Bears of today, not yesterday. Cutler's running the show now.

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