Holt Coming To Town?

Neil Hayes' blog on Sun-Times quotes Torry Holt at length, as the wide receiver says he would be thrilled to come to Chicago and play for Mike Martz again.  I don't know how much Holt has in the tank but he believes - and I agree with him - that his knowledge of the system can only be an attribute to the franchise.  And in an uncapped year, why not spend the extra bucks?

Holt explains:

"In his system you got to be able to run," Holt said.  "[Y]ou better
be able to run, you better be cerebral, you better be able to learn,
and you better have thick skin because he's so demanding, you're
working with a guy who's a perfectionist. If you can't do those three
things, and you're not tough and you're not willing to go and block and
run routes and be efficient and be quick, you will not play in his
system, I don't care if you're a first-round, second-round draft pick
it doesn't matter. I don't care about your speed, if you can't do those
things you cannot help this guy out and his offense.   I think it's a
match made in heaven if they were to bring someone like me in to
actually show these guys how to run this system, efficiently,
effectively and consistently."

Is signing Torry Holt going to catapult the Bears to the top of the NFC North?  No.  Will it make them better in 2010?  Yes.  I repeat again...expect a lot of decisions to be made to that end.

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  • Cedric Benson didn't do much for the Bears.

  • Jeff, back me up man...it was a mistake not getting Matt Jones for a song and dance to play here for a year to prove himself.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny... he's gone man. let him go.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Not sure why reading this pisses me off so much. Is it the fact that Larry is such a little bitch, or because we all know Jerry asshat is totally fucking clueless and that all of our prognosticating and hoping about new pickups is going to get crushed with total silence once free agency starts... while other teams aggressively acquire players to fill their glaring gaps.

    I guess we're pretty well FUCKING set

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lets give the Org. a chance to prove us wrong first. Martz will do a pretty good job reviewing our current offensive players and filling the starting lineup. It can't be worse than Turners lineup, can it? Holt will be small potatoes in the scheme of things. I'm more pissed that we won't be drafting a player until the third round. This will be the 2nd time in 2 years that we've been in this position. Wasn't Inglesias a 3rd rounder? If he doesn't start next year we will have to admit we blew an opportunity to get value for our highest draft pick last year. That should be very alarming to all of us. Not picking until the third round is a "HUGE" disadvantage under "ANY" circumstance. Whether you know it or not, the rest of the league is laughing at us for being in this predicament. Even Jim Miller(who i think is great) is shaking his head.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    We have. They haven't.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    I wonder what our record for busts in the first 3 rounds is compared to other teams. mikebdot? Any idea? Anyone? If we could draft and fill needs in FA like good teams do we wouldn't have to trade our picks away like this. Trading is not a good way to build a long-term winning team.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Z, actually the teams that go to the playoffs rarely draft for need. Good teams draft for value because their needs are already addressed from bringing up players in their organization or via free agency.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Didn't we used to be a playoff team? What went wrong? That's the difference. We were a playoff team but never a good team. That is why we can't maintain success. That is reflective of our organization. They need to go.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Unfortunately we don't have a good team.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I knew we would get there together eventually brother.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Worse still,not only are we in the position of having to draft to fill our needs, we don't even have the draft picks to fill our needs.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Or a solid GM at drafting even if we did. Almost a guarantee he would blow either the 1st or 2nd on a bust. Or on a player that looks like a bust until we cut them.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Holt had more yards receiving than all Bears except Hester who had 35 more yards than Holt. If Holt is so undesirable then what is that saying about Hester who was our leading receiver last year. Bringing in Holt would amount to nothing more than a shell game practically speaking.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Jeff; Maybe you can use that for your next thread.
    "The Shell Game Continues".

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac...It just show that the Heykl Experiment was a shell game from the beginning. It was a way to pay the price for one player yet say he was two..."Shell Game"

    You can say a pile of shit smells like a rose all you want but after a while the smell of the shit gags you and your vision becames defined and you realize it was never a rose to begin with just..."shit"

    This is from the Sacred Book of McCaskey's the bullshit can lie with the lie..

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Very deep Lobo, very deep.lol.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Big News!!

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Wilson-Jets-sign-nine-to-offseason-roster.html

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Why, because it wasn't the Bears?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Because I am a bored smart ass

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    We need to sign Peppers. There has been so much investment already made on the offense (Cutler) and the defense is going to be the weak link again next year. An explosive DL upgrades every other defensive position so getting Peppers is like upgrading every other position including safety.
    Holt should be seen as a nice-to-have but upgrading the D should be priority 1.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    how did you bold that?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    This thing accepts basic HTML in our posts.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Oooooooohhh ....

    "Giants DE Osi Umenyiora is not backing down from his end-of-season comments about wanting to be a starter. In a radio interview, Umenyiora expressed his love for the Giants but said he is "not going to be a backup player, I can promise you that. I'll stop playing football before I do that ever again." Umenyiora hasn't spoken with new defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, and he said he doesn't fully blame former coordinator Bill Sheridan

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ain't going to happen Irish. I've been on the Osi bandwagon since Nov or Dec when he first started expressing frustration over his sitch. In NYC.

    If you happened to read this entire string, you

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's what I'm afraid of, MB. Whenever Mayer comes out with his "That's all, Folks !" pieces, I feel like going in my pants, because you know nothing's going to happen. We can't complain too much, because it got us Cutler. It would be nice to see them offload somebody along with a third or fourth round pick so we at least get a high second or low first. Taylor Mays, Eric Berry, someone like that ? I don't know how high those guys are expected to go. I'd be happy with a big receiver and a safety. Failing that I'd love a receiver and see them do something with Danieal Manning, finally. Make a decision with the guy ! I wouldn't like to see him walk ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Way too complex a maneuver. Jerry and Lovie could never pull it off.

    Oh and btw, D. Manning had the most avg return yards in the NFL last season (I think), and he is supposedly the best athlete on the team. It

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I've been noticing how too many of our young talent has been so prone to injuries over the last several years on D. Does anybody think that the cover who might have something to do with this? It may also be that the coaching staff is sending them out onto the field before they've acclimated to the NFL and are unable to perform at levels that would help prevent injury. Something just doesnt add up with all these injuries to players that I know were good when we drafted them. I can come up with a long list of top round draft picks that have sustained injuries early in their careers.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I wonder if it has anything to do with leaner/quicker players to fit the cover who?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I know in training camp Lovie doesn't allow them go full pads often.maybe camp Lovie cupcake is a small reason.

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    DS #7... Iwas thinking the samething. I blam preperation on the injuries. Bitch slapping in practice does not make an athlete.

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    Forgot about that. Remember the tackling last year ? Pathetic. Fail to prepare, Prepare to fail.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Interesting thought Trac.

    It's because Camp Loive doesn't get our players ready for 16 brutal games of full speed collision every year. (Notice how I said 16... and no more). How the hell can you expect players to be ready for full-speed contact week in and week out when you don

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Trib's Dan Pompeii yesterday on the complications that arise in Free Agency unless a new CBA is in place by March 5. Like THAT'S gonna happen.

    "If the NFL's collective bargaining agreement is not extended before the start of free agency March 5, all players with four to five years experience who normally would be unrestricted free agents will be restricted free agents. That affects a pool of more than 200 players, including 75 starters.

    And the Bears cannot sign a restricted free agent whose tender requires a first- or second-round pick as compensation

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Trib's Dan Pompeii yesterday on the complications that arise in Free Agency unless a new CBA is in place by March 5. Like THAT'S gonna happen.

    "If the NFL's collective bargaining agreement is not extended before the start of free agency March 5, all players with four to five years experience who normally would be unrestricted free agents will be restricted free agents. That affects a pool of more than 200 players, including 75 starters.

    And the Bears cannot sign a restricted free agent whose tender requires a first- or second-round pick as compensation

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    The more I think about Ron Turner and how our offense was run. The more I feel the additions of Martz & Tice will really improve this offense. They will be taught properly with schemes that actually work & surprise the opponent. They will be disciplined and held accountable,no more coddling & holding the players hand. Get it right or dont play. I just think the coaching alone with some promising young players with a year under their belt will improve us quite a bit this year. I would love to see us make a play for Chester Taylor or L.T if he leaves San Diego,that would give us a great duo back there & they also catch well out of the backfield. But #1 on my wish list is a D.E hopefully Peppers or at least Kampman. Then #2 would be a ball hawking free safety,possibly Sharper,since we blew it last year by not picking him up,he is familiar with our system. I am looking forward to free agency,I just hope the stooges do the right thing,lol.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hub and Hampton on the Score said the Bears are looking at moving Peanut to FS to extend his career. Payne and Peanut at safeties.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I remember wanting the Bears to sign Holt last season. This year at first I liked the idea,as a mentor & someone who knows the system so well. But the more I thought about it,Martz is plenty qualified to teach the players,and I am sure there will be tweaks to accomodate our roster. Plus who does Holt take reps and playing time from,which will in turn slow their developement. We havent even gotten a chance to see Iglesias yet,he struggled early but by mid season,most players thought he looked as good as anyone in practice. I like the Young talent we have and would like to see us develope them,then see where we stand next year. But If we happened to land Boldin,I would definitely have to rethink that opinion,lol.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    What is with all of the Brandon Riddau Love? No one else in the league thought enough of him to sign him. He is a practice squad guy plain and simple. Can we institute a no Redu policy on this site? Shit man, Mike Haas is still available, maybe we could offer him a contract too. Airese Currie isn't doing much either, lets call him up.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I like the idea of Peanut to free safety,Its been talked about the last few years. He has tremendous ball hawking skills. I have heard C.B Dunta Robinsons name floating around from the Texans? I dont know his situation though,if he is restricted or unrestricted free agent,but they could tag him as well.

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    Look, with all this down time waiting on our team to make announcements/roster moves we're all going to talk about some pretty crazy stuff. I don't think any of us realize how this uncapped year is going to hurt teams this year, including the Bears. As far as Peppers goes, I don't like what I'm hearing about his work ethic. On one hand he has the talent and skills to be the best that ever played his position, but on the other hand his passion for the game sucks. He will be remembered as the player that "could have" been the best at his position.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    We already have one Tommie Harris right? And one is pleeeeeeeenty.

    If we could chose I'd say Kampman.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Peppers and Harris could sit around asking God why they can't bull rush anymore.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My dream free agent signing:

    RG/Jahri Evans - Saints, unrestricted free agent.
    DE/Aaron Kampman - Fudgeheads, unrestricted free agent.
    FS/Darren Sharper - Saints, unrestricted free agent.
    WR/Miles Austin - Cowboys, unrestricted free agent.

    I really like Miles Austin. The guy is awesome and if all other area's on our team are addressed, I would love to see him in a Bear uniform.

    Comments anybody.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Baaaaaaahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhaaaaa...

    Sorry Trac, not laughing at your picks, they were more than solid (cept I'd sub M.Floyd for M.Austin), I'm laughing at the thought of Jerry actually pulling something like that off.

    There is not a snowball's chance in hell that anything even remotely close to that will happen unfortunately.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You know if you really think about it, with next year being uncapped there is absolutely no reason the Bears wouldn't be able to sign those players if they wanted to.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    According to some pundits Daniel Manning is in the top 10 Safety's free agent rankings. Do you think he would be good trade bait?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Manning is useful to us, we need to offload someone who's not, like Hester/Olsen.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    The Jaguars failed miserably two years ago but in one year they signed 7 sought after free agents.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Some experts have the Bears in the running for Kampman and Evans. I would settle for just those two players.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    We're very capable of doing all of it trac, just have zero confidence that Jerry will. Maybe Martz and Tice will jump in and push hard to get the right guys, but I would be very pleasantly surprised, if not a little shocked.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Don't forget that with this uncapped year Teams can dump player without penalties to there salary caps also.So some teams may spend,spend,spend(lookin at you DAL,WAS) Most other teams view the cap as a burden an may also dump player an there huge salaries.GM's have to be thinking what do you pay a player before a labor strike? Peppers became a free agent at the wrong time because his salary demands are going to be high.A creative GM(not Jerry)would see if the could get him on a 1-2 year deal with no franchise tag clause.
    Trac love some players on the list you posted but Jerry an his "money no object comment" wasn't meant for players to be signed.
    Jerry may be trying to roll the dice an hope some of his draft picks from last season can fill in the voids,an justify why he picked them in the 1st place.

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    Juaquin Iglesias better be Jerry fucking Rice ....

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    Are there any girls on this board ? Speak now .... or forever ... be an anonymous girl on a message board.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Kampman as D.E seems a much better fit as far as the Bears brass sees it. He would be more cost effective,to allow more signings in other weak positions on the team,like Free Safety,O.L,R.B & C.B.

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    What's the cost on Kampmann ? Don't get him without a first or second do you ? Dunno ...

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    Irish,Kampman will be an un-restricted free agent. He also wants to play in a 4-3 again.

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    Test,trying to change picture. GO BEARS!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    As I understand it, they are only UFAs if the CBA comes in. Which it won't. You've got a 3rd round pick etc., that would get you Darren Sharper's kneecap maybe ... the others are at least first rounders ?

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    I have heard the same thing that Peppers does take plays off,plus he is going to demand a ridiculous contract to boot(Albert Haynesworth type money). Can Marinelli bring out the best in him? Once he lands his kings ransome,then what will he do? I like Kampman as well,and he would cost much less,leaving money for other areas. Alex Brown recently lobbied for Aaron,saying he plays hard every snap,plays with heart. He is recovering from Ligament damage but is expected to heal & be ready by training camp. He wants to play in a 4-3 front again,plus he knows the Packers so well,lol.

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    #1, I don't think Marinelli can do jack. Honestly, what did the guy do last year/ We al thought he'd turn our D-line into the 85 team. I honestly didn't see ANY improvement from previous years. Not impressed. Who knows, maybe he'll shock us and be an amazing DC... but I izn't holding my breath.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The last think the coaching staff wants to do is piss off the players. Everyone else is calling for a change and our fearless leaders will do everything possible to make the players cozy. We need coaches to kick ass and take names. Im with you MB, these coaches can't do dick when it comes to lighting a fire under these guys.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sorry MB,that was kind of meant sarcastically,but I did not word it very well,as far as Marinelli bringing out the best in him? I should have said it better rather than just end it with a question mark,my bad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It boils down to your actual talent level,you cant make Gold out of bronze. Lovie & Turner,I will agree are emotionless enablers,who cant light a fire. But we do have some coaches now who can & will light a fire. Tice & Martz are aggressive and no-nonsense coaches who Will light a fire under the players,as is the reputation of Marinelli,who gets very intense as well. But based on the quality of the players they have to work with,you can light fires all you want,but production wise,you will get what you got talent wise,in the end. But at the end of the day,our Head Coach,is too passive and not nearly demanding enough. We all know leadership starts at the top. Damn it!!

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Let me paraphrase Ron White a little...

    Torry... Holt, Torry.... Holt, Torry.. Fucking.. Holt.

    What the fuck good could that possibly do? We would have a mid 30s WR who outside of having a jump on knowing the playbook brings absolutely squat to this roster. He is slower and smaller than Smelly, far slower and no bigger than Knox, and well, I guess he is basically a slightly slower, older version of Earl Bennett now. And we already have one Earl Bennett, I'm good with one.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Plus.. what fucking former Ram has done a single bit of damn good here since Lovie came?
    Archuletta - waste
    Pisa - injured the whole season
    Pace - waste and would have been better off to have Williams with
    a year under his belt.

    Look Jerry Rice was the man right, but what did he really manage after the 9ers let him walk? Oakland, the Seahawks; nothing and that was Jerry fn Rice; Stick a fork in Holt.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    I just saw Jimmy Johnson in a late night Extenze commercial. May God have mercy on my soul...

    Is it the Combine yet? I'm getting antsy and tired of seeing commercials involving Jimmy Johnson's crank.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Ouch. It would appear Messrs. Olsen, Hester, Bennett, Iglesias (Knox?) are in some degree of trouble this season ....

    [Wide receiver Torry Holt, who starred for Mike Martz in "The Greatest Show on Turf" with the St. Louis Rams, said Friday it would be a "match made in heaven" if he could rejoin the Bears' new offensive coordinator for the 2010 season.

    Speaking on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on WMVP-AM 1000, Holt -- who was released Thursday by the Jacksonville Jaguars -- said he could fill the role of mentor for young Bears receivers who will be challenged trying to learn Martz's intricate system.

    "I still feel like I have the ability to get open, and get open deep," said Holt, who will turn 34 in June. "Under coach Martz, I know the system so well, the skill sets you have to have.

    "In his system, you gotta be able to run. You'd better be cerebral, you'd better be able to learn and you'd better have thick skin because he's so demanding. You're working with a perfectionist.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Putting the following with HTML tags for bold made it disappear ...

    "If you can't do those three things -- if you're not tough, if you're not willing to go and block and run routes and be efficient and be quick, you will not play in his system."

  • In reply to GoBears:

    That's Devin Hester and Greg Olsen fucked.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..try not to read to much into LARRY he is just a pawn of the PR machine in the House of Halas.He gets a paycheck but I am sure has a hard time to keep a straight face when someone asks's the question right to his face. FU!@#$ING JOKESTER!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Try not to read too much of Larry period. He is a joke. You might as well be listening to a Lovie or Angelo press conference to get info about Da Team.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Z. you got that right.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    agree guys, that was my point. He's such a bitch.

  • Nay, nay and thrice nay. Rams didn't want him (the Rams!), the Jags didn't want him - and they're desperate for receivers too, why should we want him ? 6'0 tall and past it ? Pshhht. How about 6'4 and primo ?

  • And happy Hallmark day everyone !

  • I asked for a sniff and it seems I got my wish. I hope the aroma gets better with time. Holt may take rashid davis's spot and I'm ok with that. If holt does come which I think he will, don't be alarmed. Holt would just be a small piece of the puzzle. Holt will buy the Bears time while the rest of the offense learns the system. I am ok with this move as long as it doesn't prevent the rest of the wide outs from getting the opportunity to mature on the field.

  • Put a fork in this guy. Rashid Davis's spot on the roster is the only one he can fill, and as much as I hate to say it...Davis's contributions on special teams makes him more valuable because ST is something that Holt won't do. If RD is to be replaced, at least fill the spot with someone who has an upside...not a guy who can't do it anymore.

  • Hire him as an assistant WR coach. No need to take an active roster spot ... it's not like this guy is going to get signed by any other team next year.

  • doc..LOVE IT!!!! lol

    FU@!$#@!$ING Hallmark day..

  • #1 Hester will play a minor role on offense this year.
    #2 You have to have 5 WR's to run 5 WR sets.(Hello).
    #3 Olsen will either Block or sit.
    #4 Holt will be used better than Hester was.
    #5 Nfl averages 20+ roster changes per team/per year.

  • Appreciate the thoughts Doc.

    1. This is how I get some of my frustration out

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...PASSION is what it is all about.. I love it!!
    Stay with it.. standing right next to you bro.. I will take this excitement anytime about our team!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVbPhUZiDuU&feature=related

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Or this ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFTo85UfBeE&feature=related

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    THAT was awesome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    drama!?drama!?.... please MB... the drama is in their camp. These dipshit's couldn't find their own asses if their hands were glued to it! From the yellow canary sweater boy to Limp Dick Lovie these are clowns and misfits when it comes running this franchise.. The last of our luck ran out when Papa passed it to "Da Coach and" then he passed away and left it to these CLUS@$#!!@FU!#@!KS.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Thanks Lobo

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Torry Holt? Who cares? #4 or #5 WR. BFD! Did you guys see we were sixth in ST's last year? At least that's something to take some pride in.

    BTW, on the S-T's site they say that Gaines Adams had a small amount of alcohol and pot in his system at the time of death. Why would anyone put that in the paper? It wasn't a factor in his death and all it does is cause more sorrow for family and friends. Really pointless. Some things are better left unsaid.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Thats probably why nobody on this site mentioned it.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    CB.. I posted this on the previous thread...

    This is why sometimes the media needs to be taken out in the backyard and beaten severely...by putting this report out what has this really done? has it changed that this poor soul has passed away..no
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d81661bc4&template=with-video&confirm=true

  • Peppers and Sharper, the only two free agents the Bears need to make them a Team to be reckoned with. Sharper can play strong or free safety.

  • In reply to mij747:

    JA said "money is not an issue". I hope we sign both of them.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    By the way, the previous comment has a tinge of sarcasm in case anybody was wondering.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Your right Tractor,I remember hearing Angelo saying money wont stand in the way when improving the team. We shall see it it was all B.S or not,lol. This is the season with no salary cap,for Angelo to put his money where his mouth is!! He did surprise me with the Cutler deal though,and they are on the hot seat to win this year. I like the suggestion of Sharper as well,I wanted him last year. I would love to see them plug in Peppers. Or at the very least Aaron Kampman. I know he is recovering from injury,but is on schedule to be ready by training camp. I just really hope they do the right thing,like make us winners again,or hit the road!!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    And I remember Phillips saying that there will be, what was the actual word, massive change. How did that work out for us? If you bet on the opposite of what these clowns say every time, you will win the bet much more often than betting on them telling the truth.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    As long as we get Brandon Rideau out of Mickey Ds I don't care. Time to make reparation for mistakes made. If we have 6'3 of manchild opposite Shabba, I'm happy. Sharper is gettable. It seems like getting a good FA is harder this year than it's ever been, and I missed all those meetings where Rashied Davis became Clarke Fucking Kent. I've never heard anyone say "Jeez, see Rashied Davis last night ? Awesome !" Not once, not on here.

    The third pick should be used on a guard. Do we still have Kevin Jones ? Forte/Bell/Jones is a pretty good RB crew. If Shabba/Rideau started wideout, with Hester/Knox/Bennett competing for slots, K Davis in at TE, then Cutler can't miss. Cannot miss. We could get away with Williams, Beekman, Kreutz, Garza and Shaeffer. If Shaeffer causes problems there's that guy we signed in December from Boston along with Pace and Omiyale. Pace only suffered in the run game, so we're pretty deep at RT.

    Where in the world is Brandon Rideau ? BRANDONNNNN !! COME BACK, PLEASE !! WE'RE SORRY .... PLEASEEEEEE !!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Bad news. Brandon Rideau signed with the Toronto Argonauts three days ago. Our only chance of getting a decent, tall receiver, gone baby gone ....

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    http://argonauts.ca/article/argos-add-size-to-receiving-corps

  • Bears fans helping Bears fans. That's what we're all about. Nice Doc.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Too bad management usually makes our offseason drive us into behaving like a scene from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    people, who love people, are the most marvelous people....people who love people...

  • Injuries, my friend.

  • I don't think Davis needs to stay was really my point. Holts experience in Martz's system should he become a Bear would give him priority on the roster over Rideau. Somebody will be able to step up and replace RD's contributions to the team.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Almost all our WR's missed games last year due to injury. I think we can all agree that the position will carry more of the weight under Martz's system.

  • Hey Doc, are you done with Ram retreads? Just askin?

  • Z,

    Preach it brother, preach it!

  • Max let me hit that shit. Pass it around brother.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Yeah, man, sharing is caring ...

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Hillenmeyer, Hunter (LB)
    Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 11:31 a.m.

    Hillenmeyer is among more than a dozen NFL players who have pledged to donate their brain and spinal cord tissue for concussion research.

    You'll finally be useful HH ! Hoo- RAAA !!!! Boom Boom !!

  • Do you guys think Lovie has dreams about Bill Cowher coaching Da Bears,LOL..

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    #1BF..no he has nightmares.. and I love it. I hope he has sleepless night from now until he gets his ass fired!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    This is a closeup look of LDL as the rabbit and "Da Chin" as the Bobcat..

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    forgot link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ySY4Lc6x8&feature=related

  • can you name them all?lol

  • Max, if write up some crazy shit like that on your own blog, people are gonna stop reading it.

  • Our wr's better get in the endzone this year. With our schedule we will need 30 pts a game to compete.

  • I would pass on Holt just like they did last year.It's Martz job to teach these guys to run his offense not Holt.

  • I hope WR is the last thing on Jerry mind this off season. I hope every morning he wakes up this off season his 1st thought"I need to find a DE who can rush the QB today".After his morning constitution,his 2nd thought should be"I need to find a DE who can rush the QB today"

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    #7, I concur 100%. If we Sign a WR that is not a clear #1 in the "League", that would be an admission that last years draft picks were flat out wasted. We had better bring a guard on board with our 3rd round pick this year or we will be in deep kimchi. I say use free agency to bring on defensive players first.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    First of all, apologies, I'll be calling for a receiver until I get one - am I alone on this ?

    Trac, I'd rather Angelo came out and said "I shit the bed. I blew those picks" and then come out and get us a receiver. First off, it suckz ballz drafting receivers. Young, dumb, and full of come. No thanks. Pick up someone else's veteran, no more projects please - never understood why you would draft and then babysit and coach a guy for three years, he learns his trade and then signs for the big spondooliks elsewhere. 3rd pick would be better used in combination with a player to get us a second rounder or higher. Yes, we need help on the line, but if we can pick up where we left off, then we're not so bad. A playmaker at free safety is a bigger need than the third need, a guard (Danieal Manning !?). We're going to be short at CB if Vasher gets airlocked. This offense will only be as good as Cutler's targets, and the bigger they are, the better for him.

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    I just had a thought on how to shore up of DB problem,Ronde Barber for D.Manning with Peanut or Graham to FS,leave Vasher at nickel.That way you bring in somebody that already knows the cover Who?Since Lovie an Co. only have this season to turn it around a rookie coming in isn't going to help much.

  • Doc...I beleive he does have a some what aof a realization that the clock is ticking(I hope)and my thought is that he is still human even though stoic. I am sure he knows how are all feeling about his capability as a coach. He does here the foot steps.

  • With you 100% on the Ram retreads Doc, although I'll give them my mother for that first pick. Seriously, Hester + Olsen and a third. Welcome Darth Suh, goodbye NFC North.

    I like Knox' upside and I like Knox. But I am worried about him and Devin, Earl and Juaquin getting to grips with the playbook. Again. We saw what happened to them with Turner's, what happens with a bigger playbook that's brand new ? Certainly Bennett and Iglesias disappear this year, at least for the early part of the season. I never got on the Earl Bennett Hot Tamale train - I don't get Earl Bennett and that boat left me on the shore. You guys see more games, I think I saw 6 this year and didn't see shit of Earl Bennett except him jumping out of bounds. Hester has another problem - he doesn't block, I don't know if it's because he can't, but the dude is one lazy mutha. ball isn't going his way, doesn't want to know. He will have a serious problem under Martz re blocking, as will Olsen in that respect. Hester's too small to block anyway (yet another advantage to larger receivers) Easiest thing to do is bang Hester back returning full time, that leaves no messing around for Bennett Knox / Manning on returns and everyone is happy. Bench Olsen until he learns toughness and stops being a big girl. If we're not getting a big target for Jay this off-season, then at least give him back Kellen Davis to shoot at. The day of small receivers is gone. if you've got a Steve Smith in his heyday, cool. Other than that the local pantomime is the best stop for shorties. But man, my not so secret wish was to see Angelo go back and get Rideau on the really cheap. That sucks. They have him at 6'4 now !!! Man, you leave the Bears and you get taller !

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