Keeping Only Five Receivers?

There is no worse week in the football calendar than this one, wherein the only element of interest is which players will earn the right to not dress on Sundays.  So on that note, here's an interesting tidbit from Jerry Angelo on DaSite:

How many spots on the 53-man roster are still up in the air heading into the preseason finale?

I would say there's as few as three and as many as five. Part of it
involves the numbers we're going to keep at various positions. Will we
keep five or six receivers? Will we keep nine or 10 defensive linemen?
Those things work themselves out. Going into this last preseason game,
there's still decent competition going on. I remember in 2006 Mark
Anderson was a bubble guy to a degree. He could have wound up on the
practice squad. He had had an injury and he came on late and the last
preseason game was going to be the determinant. So sometimes there will
be a situation like that.

Are the Bears actually considering only five receivers?  In that case, what the hell have we all been arguing about for the last month?  I would assume that puts Rideau out to pasture and spells disaster for one of the two rookies, with Jackass being infinitely more impressive during game action.  My gut says they go with six but who knows?

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  • Peter King picked the Bears to lose to the Pats in the Big One. I have to say I'm shocked, I always thought he had something against the Bears from years of reading MMQ, but to pick them as a Super Bowl contender is complete 180 on his part...especially with his man crush now in Minnesota.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/09/01/main/index.html?bcnn=yes

  • In reply to Bear24:

    wow....

  • In reply to Bear24:

    We need a WR opposite Hester in the spread...TOOMER has been released by KC. I say drop one of the rookies and grab him.

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    Toomer is an old man and we don't need him on this team... this is the worst idea ever... sorry to break the news to you...

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    Could be just throwing WR out there, They can ill afford to run so slim at WR. I mean Manning is just back from injury and Hester got hurt last year running out of bounds. Knox is basically Hester2 at WR and decent on Punt returns and Iglesias has tons of XP returning KOs and has as many regular season catches as Bennett and Rideau. I don't think they can go with 5 unless they clear Rideau to PS and cut Davis, he is the only one that would just sit there jobless until they need him.

    I think QB and FB/TE are the toughest as far as #s. WR is more difficult just because of who to cut. I would say 2 qbs 1 FB 4 TEs but what do I know.

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    Two notes completely unrelated to this post.

    1. Twitter updates on the page are creepy. Most are from fans, not the player, who for the most part act like the player is their best buddy. And speaking of creepy...

    2. The new Cubs ad on the page "Chronicle of the Cursed" is creepin' me out man.

    Anyone else miss da old site?

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    i would be a little disappointed if we kept Davis and didn't give Rideau a chance.

    Further more i'm incredibly disappointed that we just didn't get Matt Jones because this whole conversation would be irrevelant because we'd have a 6'6 receiver with 4.4 speed and sick hands who has only gotten better every year. We wouldn't even be talking about career practice squad members (3 of them!!).

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Biggs: Matt Jones to work out for Titans on Thursday

    I knew he would end up on a fucking contender...i wish i ran the Bears.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    They just need to go ahead and cut Mckie and use one of our 17 TE's to block as a FB... Kellen Davis is 6'7 262lb monster.... Mckie is old and ineffective...

  • In reply to bigrobstunner:

    agreed Big Rob, Gaines juked a DB out of his jock after catching a pass so he seems to have the quickness to get our of the blocks on running plays, the skill to get out into the flats on our FB pass plays and the size to play TE in blocking situations. Nice pickup for the Bears.

  • In reply to bigrobstunner:

    the Bears put real value on special teams, so I think Davis won't get cut. I don't get all the hate for McKie, especially since he's only on the field about 20% of the offensive snaps.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    there is no hate for Mckie.. he is not needed on this team... that is the truth... we have big bodies on the roster that could easily fill his roll... like I said earlier put Kellen Davis back there... he could even motion out of the back field and go out for a pass... Mckie is pretty much worthless... those are the facts..

  • In reply to bigrobstunner:

    those are your facts

  • In reply to bigrobstunner:

    In the past whenever the Bears looked like they were about to kick some ass, it was always because the 'D' looked so awesome. This year they look like they are about to kick some ass, but it's because the 'O' looks so fuckin awesome! This is weird but nice.

  • In reply to bigrobstunner:

    What about turning our LB surplus into Brandon Marshall? The Broncos apparently want a LB in return for him and the Bears are in position to pull such a deal off.

  • In reply to bigrobstunner:

    can't afford to weaken the defense by losing a LB.

  • In reply to bigrobstunner:

    watching the Bears-Broncos replay on NFL network...I really love our linebackers.

  • In reply to bigrobstunner:

    A big body dosent mean you can block. Fred Miller was 305 pounds of shit stacked up and how well did he do when he wasnt moving? Mckie has proved himself to be the starting fullback by blocking for Two 1,000 yard rushers in Jones and Forte.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Millar and Hinds have Narcissus in their crosshairs...

    http://www.uclick.com/client/spi/tm/

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Shady, I agree with the Tweets. I am working on fixing it. I hate all that fan crap.

  • In reply to Bear24:

    Sorry I meant trade not drop.

  • Did you see his projected NFC Championship Game? Bears vs. Packers....I'd kill to see that.

  • In reply to AfroCelt:

    It would be something...

    Green Bay: Howling winds, swirling snow, Packers 24, Bears 20. Q4, :36 on the clock. Forte behind Kreutz and Garza. Touchdown! Bears win!

  • In reply to AfroCelt:

    Bring in a QB that can actually give us a passing game then go WR lite. Not logical.

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