(More) Audibles From the Long Snapper

Panthers Won't Franchise Peppers
Florio is reporting at PFT that due to the exorbitant cost to the organization ($21.8 million in 2010) the Panthers will choose to let Julius Peppers wade in free agent waters.  While the move would improve this organization in 2010, I'm not quite sure the Bears are an elite defensive end from being in the Super Bowl and that's the kind of place I imagine Peppers will end up.  If he were to come to Chicago, I'd get very excited at the prospect of Peppers starting opposite Alex Brown.  So would Rod Marinelli.

Omiyale to Right Tackle?  
We've all learned that Frank Omiyale is not a starting guard in this league.  Is he a starting tackle?  Possibly.  Omiyale's background is at tackle and Mike Martz will most likely not institute a system that requires a power-blocking guy on the edge, especially with his proclivity to use tight ends primarily as blockers.  If Jerry Angelo's assessment of the roster as "set" is honest, this might be how the Bears open the season.

Jaws on Bears
Overall I don't disagree with much of anything Ron Jaworski has to say about the state of the current Bears (and I recommend you read the entire piece).  Sean Jensen's article ends with the most pressing need facing the Bears currently:

Meanwhile, Jaworski said the Bears need to improve at safety,
finding someone who strikes fear into the heart of opposing receivers
and tight ends.

''I think safety is becoming such a prevalent position now,''
Jaworski said. ''You have to have someone who is a thumper back there,
and they don't have that right now.''

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  • First. Beatch !

  • Jaws sounds pretty sweet on the Bears, for what that's worth. He makes an interesting comment about Martz' protection schemes. it would be nice to protect Jay occasionally. He's right about the 'Thumper' certainly, I think I'd take that Taylor Mays over a Brandon Marshall, but both are pipe dreams.

    Anyone see something in Omiyale we were missing last year ? Could he be a different proposition at tackle ? All I could see was people owning him all year long, in every game. I don't know anything about Shaeffer, was he bad ?

  • Pacman Jones is getting checked out by the Bengals. If Vasher gets dumped, are we interested ?

  • The article makes a point I think is really important to remember in free agency and the draft. The Bears have a pretty good group of skills players with Cutler, Forte and the WR's and TE's on staff. Granted, Olsen is not going to be TE of the future, but he has some skills and there are other players already on the roster who can take his spot if needed. What we need is an offensive line, a defensive line and defensive backs.

    Maybe there's room for improvement in the other positions, but we can't use all of our trumps on a #1 reciever and leave the rest of the roster out to dry.

    Shaeffer is a temporary fix if he is even still able to play. He's getting old, and he only started 5 games last season. That's not encouraging for me considering how bad Orlando Pace looked. I figure he should be kept for another year if he's got anything left, but that'll probably be the end of the line. We need some quality youth to join Chris Williams on the line before our good D players all start retiring without anyone to replace them.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    The last 2 or 3 games we didn't seem to have O-line issues like we had for the middle of the season, it would definitely help our cause out if we could spend more time and money in the other areas of need. Still think the 1st pick we have should be spent on o-line.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    I'm not ready to give up on Omiyale as a guard, especially since it looks like he's the next center after Kreutz moves on. Also if Afalava can improve a little bit (which most rookies do after their first year) then that's the thumper the Bears need, am I right? He was known as a heavy hitter in college. Maybe I'm too optimistic.

  • In reply to Perno:

    Pern,

    1. Seriously man? What about Omi at guard did you see that made you think he was anything but a fucking turnstile? The guy is abysmal man. My buddies fat ass uncle would have been tougher and done a better job by just sitting in the gap. The fact that the o line coach, OC, and HC gave up on him last year should tell you enough. And he

  • In reply to mottystone:

    From what I've heard Peppers takes plays/games off. I don't think he's worth what we'd have to shell out.

    Mays, if I'm not mistaken, is not a great coverage guy.

    Omiyale the future at center? Where the hell did that come from?

    I know I'm being redundant, but, if I were the Bears, and specifically Marinelli, I'd move Peanut to FS and worry about another CB.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Mays performance fell off last year due to a knee injury JD, but the guy is a total and utter stud that can cover anything and hits like a drunk hillbilly. The guys is also fucking 6'3" 230 and runs a 4.5 40. That's about 1000% bigger/better/faster than anything we have back there now. Unfortunately, there

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    All good MB. I specifically used the word sniff because I would at least get some kind off indication from our glorious front office what their intentions are without giving up the ghost. If they are playing it safe then fine, I just don't have the confidence that they are. Just asking for some glimmer of hope that our team isn't still in the spin zone.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Allright had time to read deeper into this article and I have to say everything from BlogFather on down till this post everybody is pretty much on target.The real situation is they are not saying or seeing anuthing that has not been seen or posted before. Yet this organization doesnot intend to do anything about it or have not done so far anything to change. Yet we keep saying "Change is needed" I hope you don't mind but I am going to skim thought this article and put in my own obeservations and see if you see the same alarms.

    1. Thanks to key additions such as safety Darren Sharper and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams...

    o.k. we have all expressed we need a stud in the DBbackfield nothing new here... DUH! as for the coordinator..a change in philoshpy makes a world of difference LDL is not willing to get the COVER WHO? out of here, so how does this help us.. the same attitude is here. No matter how the players keep saying it is them. I must disagree.. I think Greg Williams has his team believing they are Champions..I don't see that out of out gladiators.

    2. ''I was surprised how well they played against the [Minnesota] Vikings,...

    This was after personal changes (Lovie was forced to do because of injuries if I am correct) so again "Captain Titanic" aka Lovehammer had no choice..hhhmmm just like the choice of Martz. anyone seeing a pattern yet.?

    3. ''I think when you're still young, in your embryonic stage, you need to work on your mechanics. He needs to be coached hard.''

    WOW! form the heavens above this is brough to us. Come on we all know this kid needs a real QB Coach..Jeremy Bates. What does he have to help him get the mechanics? Now I must admit that JC could go out and pay on his own a personal trainer (QB) "Guru" this would be wise but when you are twenty-something not really thinking that way. so this is a wash even though I think the Analysis really is Redundant.

    4.''There's a core,'' Jaworski said.

    Hey something new being said..wait.. it's the same thing but different. I think back when JC said he felt strong about "Arrow" but yet it wasn't unitl the last third of the season that he showed up. Why? Injuries to LDL's Ideology..had to play others in place of..again no choice.

    5. Before the Bears played the Vikings on Dec. 28, Jaworski was down on the Bears' offensive line. But after the game, which the Bears won 36-30 in overtime, Jaworski was encouraged by the play of Chris Williams, who replaced Orlando Pace at left tackle.

    WOW! again all I can say is "INJURY!!!! LDL blocked into a corner NO choice but to play someone he did not start with!!

    6.The X-factor, though, will be how well the assistants -- especially new offensive line coach Mike Tice -- will prepare their players.

    SHIT...This has been the X-Factor for.. good Lord who knows how long? anybody..can you answer that?

    7.''I have incredible respect for Rod Marinelli,'' Jaworski said. ''I think that's a very astute move Lovie made. Now, he'll have to let him coach.''

    WHAT!!! Hey Ron the check's in the mail from Lovie to you..you suck up. This I disagree with.. and I know the Blogfather is pissed with this choice too!

    8.''You have to be able to rush with your down four [linemen],'' Cosell said. ''If they can't rush the quarterback, it doesn't make [Marinelli] a bad coach, but they just won't be successful.''

    O.K. nothing new here..Have not rushed for the last four years. BANG you dead!

    9. ''I think safety is becoming such a prevalent position now,'' Jaworski said. ''You have to have someone who is a thumper back there, and they don't have that right now.''

    Has Ron been reading Blogfathers Post's??? because we have been saying this for sometime now..

    I agree I love to see this Idoelogy/Analysis in print, but my biggest issue is you can see it all you want..but if you don't do something about it then it just stays there and dies.

    I love the idea of change but until this team does that.. Change is just "Blowing in the Wind"

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    sorry for the typo's I knew this was long I wanted just to put it out to you asap.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    loto, nothing new about nothing new. Get my drift. lol. Don't see any flaws in your post.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    trac. just reminds me of this.

    MCheapksy/TP/JA/or LDL pick one and they will be playing OZ today
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyCCJ6B2WE

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Sad but true.lol

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I think we can all stop apologizing for typos. If everyone who made them stopped contributing Da Blog would cease to exist! LOL.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al.. thanks bud.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I thought Schaeffer looked OK at RT down the stretch when they moved Williams to the left side.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Another nugget from the Sean Jensen article cited by The Blogfather:

    "I think (Mark)Anderson is a one-trick-pony kind of player," (Greg) Cosell said. "He can work as a pass rusher. But the more you have to play him, the less productive he'll be."

    For me, that is "Preaching to the choir".

    BTW, I think that Jensen article is a MUST READ, gang.

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/2044077,CST-SPT-bear12.article

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al...agreed in the read...but is Management reading and the minions? That's the real rub.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Finally had an opty to watch Irish's boy Roy.

    I know this is a hot topic, and I'm strong arming here a bit, but WOW... Olsen is a b-i-t-c-h. The guy honestly thinks he's a fucking wide receiver. Jebus, get rid of him now please. Here it is again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnomlSqyPVw

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, I saw it too. I can find a clip or two of just about anybody falling down on the job. Not defending Olsen here, just trying to be fair. When I think of Olsen and some other un-named Bears, in my mind, I always see someone sticking out an arm and tripping them guy up. Does anyone else concur?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    There is one school of thought we may all be missing on Olsen though. What if the Boy just hasn't been schooled well since joining the Bears. If the Bears have been trying to utilize the position as another WR spot instead of coaching the position the way its supposed to, there very may well be a case for keeping Olsen. If he starts playing the position the way its supposed to be played we might just get somewhere.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    So, yeah I totally get that and I don't expect the guy to go 150% every single play, but common man. That was frickin inexcusable. I mean the thing that struck me about the play the most was the ground the DB covered in the 5-10 frames to the tackle while Greggie just stood there the whole time. Literally the DB covered 10-15 yards to make the big hit, while Olsen just stood there. I also know that Roy has done at least one other film study on Olsen this season where he did the exact same thing, but basically wouldn

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm starting to think that play may be indicitive of Olsens mindset, not neccessarily his skill set. I think the coaching staff was so hung up on trying to create mismatch's that he forgot to tell the boy tight ends first priority is blocking. Martz has thrown down the glove and I think he sees a huge opportunity here. Just imagine how better cutty will perform if he can get a block in that situation instead of a blown assignment. How many times did you hear the staff emphisize olsens mismatch potential? I really am starting to think his issues may be on the coaching staff and not him.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Martz is studying every player on offense as we speak. Trust me, blocking from our tight ends "WILL NOT" be a problem next year.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Don't get how Jaws can blame Cutler when he's throwing to supposed speedsters who can barely get open and are afraid of contact it would seem. Knox won't be fighting for jump balls anytime soon, just saying. Hopefully Aromashodu can do something, otherwise it's to the scrap heap we go. With Martz and Lovie, that's a frightening prospect.

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    1ninja..."Arrow" has some size to fight..Knox is open field guy , but I would love a big body guy like T.O. without the drama...someone in the middle for a slant between that FU@#$#ING Cover Who Shit....as for the Hekyl Experiment hopefully MM will use him the way he is was scoring for 2005-2006 on KR & PR and slot and specialties once in a while for O.... like Gentry use to be years ago.

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    Hey: This is your brain on Bears "Any Questions" LOL.. Well I guess you could Never call me a comedian,LOL. Just trying to liven things up..

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB.. Love the sipping ROY BOY does!!!! The sad thing about seeing this again pisses me off so much. I want drive to Chi-Town right now with a baseball bat and beat that bitch and turn his ass into a PINATA..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEamakDzL5Y&feature=PlayList&p=C92BB1AA373B0AB6&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=44

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Hahahaha... deep breaths Lobo... deeeeeep breaths.

    How sweet is a free baseball bat with that video game. Gotta love marketing.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I could definitely see a change when Pace got hurt and they re-shuffled the line,they seemed to gel much better towards the end of the season. Apparently Holt has been lobbying his way to Chi-Town now to mentor our young receivers. What do you all think of a 1 or 2 year deal for not much to help the younglings? Martz has been known to run 5 receivers out as well,just a thought. I heard A-Brown calling for Aaron Kampman,what do you all think about that.? He is much better suited in a 4-3 than the 3-4 the Pack have switched too. Maybe on a 3-4 year deal as he will be 31 this season. We also need to find someone to dominate for us at free-safety. Most likely through free agency,I hope.. I thought we should have pursued Sharper last year,but we didnt,and he had a nice year for n.orleans. I have this feeling the Bears might look to trade Olsen for a draft pick. Being that Martz relies on blocking so much from the T.E position,and he hasnt grown much in this area. Kellen Davis is a beast at 6' 7" and he blocks and catches well as does Desmond Clark. I love the idea of Hester in the slot,and contributing more in special teams. If anything our field position should improve immensely.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Hey,just for the record I am Not a Rat. I am just a die hard Bear fan,just like the rest of you are. SO BEAR THE FUCK DOWN!!!!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    1BF... WELCOME THE FU!$#CK BACK!!

  • I like that Jaws, in this article and the '26 picks' article, continually calls out Jay for his bad mechanics. From what I saw of Jay this year, he needs to fix his mechanics big time. The guy has all the skills in the world, but he has to learn to do the little things right. I'm hoping Martz can bring this out of him.

  • In reply to BearDown1982:

    Firstly, Jaws can be at times full of hot air and likes to hear himself talk. Nothing in this article was a revelation to me or most of us I think.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Lastly, I would like to actually get a sniff of who the Bears are interested in bringing on board to fill some of our needs other than in the draft. Nobody seems to have a real bead on any ongoing talks yet.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, 100% on.

    I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Guys, the team has to keep their cards close or they lose their bargaining chips. Is it really that difficult to remember the team is a business? They can't say "oh, well, we want Julius Peppers, very badly". How fucking dumb would that be?

    I could not care less how open they are with us, as long as we get results, otherwise, heads BETTER roll. If we have another mediocre 8-8 like year (6-10 to 10-6, yeah, even 10-6) and they don't find a new coach or management that gets me excited, I will not watch a single game in '11. Period.

    You might think I'm crazy about 10-6, but seriously, 10-6 is usually a few bounces of the ball away from 7-9 or some fortuitous games against other team's that are banged up.

    Also, safeties don't have to be bruisers. I fucking hate safeties that come in late with their damn helmets. They can eat a dick. Bitches. What I want is a safety that will play solid football. That's all I give a shit about. Ron likes hilights because it keeps his hair not gray or simply keeps it.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Again, I wasn't asking for their secret sauce to be posted to the web, I was calling for more contact and a connection to the fans.

    The simple fact that there's no voice of the bears right now, makes it feel like we're a ship adrift without a real captain. There

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm all about not following every other team and being a damn vanilla piece of crap defense. I want a player in there who is smart.

    Ballhawks don't have to deliver enormous hits. I want players with good instincts. I'd rather they intercept a pass than break a pass up and risk injury to themselves throwing their head around like a fool. Why do you think Mike Brown and Bob Sanders and Troy palalalalalmalounaonlaoulau have been injured a lot? Troy is in for more and Sanders is never going to be his old self.

    Basically, I want Ed Reed. He doesn't deliver huge hits (from time to time, yes, but so does random special teams douche #4) often and is freaking amazing.

    The problem is, the only way you can have a ball-hawking safety is to have a good pass rush most of the time...not some of the time...not 4 plays per game...most of the time. And you need linebackers to get to the damn QB when they blitz. Every time the Bears blitz it is picked up easily by the worst blocking running backs in the league and no one gives a flying shit.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Totally agree about the pass rush, but that can

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I want a ballhawking safety, yes, but not one that NECESSARILY delivers hit for the sake of delivering hits. That's not what makes a good safety.

    That's like saying P-nut is an awesome cornerback because he causes fumbles galore. No, he is a mediocre cornerback because he causes fumbles galore and sucks at actually preventing the pass from being caught in the first place. I'd rather have a safety prevent a completed pass by intercepting or defensing passes than trying to throw their body around like a fool and causing physical injury to themselves and those around them.

    Yes, we need a decent safety, but we shouldn't be looking for someone that delivers hits, we should be looking for a quality safety. If he happens to hit well, value-added, as long as he isn't retarded about it.

    And I disagree with this notion that Ed Reed brings the wood. Every time I watch a game he is simply very fast and breaks up plays with hits, but not the same type of hits, say, Ronnie Lott used to. He just seems much smarter about it.

    Another reason safeties get hurt a lot is because they are relied on to stop the run. When a running back gets to that level it's one on one and the velocity is the high. Just like with receivers runing through the middle of the field.

    The hits are big because of where they are located on the field. Just becuase a person is involved in a big hit frequently doesn't mean they "bring the wood". Just like when special teams douche #4 makes a big hit. It's a matter of circumstance.

    When a safety is on a team with an amazing pass rush safeties are able to get the extra 0.5 second they need to get to the ball. The question is, what does the safety do with that extra half second? If they always go for the hit, I don't want him. I want someone that will intercept the pass. If they are a smidge too late, go ahead, deliver the hit, but don't use your head as a fucking missile (see Sanders, Bob). It's the most important thing stopping people from catching a pass.

  • True, I did say "just about anybody". lol.

  • Wow, Joe.

    What's up man... did Holt steal your girlfriend? If we can get him for a 'super' affordable 1-year gig, why not have one of Martz's originals on the squad as an on-the-field coach if nothing else?

    Now if they're going to tell us the choice is between him and getting a Boldin, Floyd, or other real #1 WR... well, then I'm with you.

  • Hey Jeff: Hello and thanks for the blogs that keep the Bears info flowing & going. There are some really great Bear fans here,with lots of input,without the attacks,Peace..

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    Fan, it's all good. Don't sweat the small stuff. I really enjoy this blog.

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    At this point in time I say sign peppers. Sign uminura. Sign pierce. Heck, sign Holt and Dansby as well. JA said money was not an issue. Ok JA, put your money where your mouth is.

  • BTW, RIP to the Georgian luger.

    Bad, bad stuff... the guy was going like 4,000 MPH, Jebus: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/12/nodar-kumaritashvili-cras_n_460474.html

  • i've been ranting about getting Matt Jones for so long that I'M even sick of reading my own posts. We could get Matt Jones for a line of coke and a heineken at this point. give the kid a chance. I know he didn't run an interstate dog fighting operation or kill someone while driving his car but let's at least give him a shot.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    We don't want to be the raiders. Matt jones is not a nice guy. I don't want him smoking crack around anybody on my team.

  • Ok, Joseph got me started again. Why in the hell don't the idiots in our organization pick up a young guy like Matt Jones? He made a mistake and he has been penalized enough. It's things like this that piss me off. We will put RASHIED DAVIS on the field. RASHIED DAVIS? RASHIED DAVIS? We've got a guy like Matt Jones at home waiting to make an impact on some team and we're talking about RASHIED DAVIS? RASHIED DAVIS man, RASHIED DAVIS...

  • Do whatever the fuck it takes to get Calvin Johnson to Chicago. The man's been languishing in purgatory too long, and that's a team desperate enough to deal with. Hell, even Lion's fans want to see him win, and anywhere he can.

  • Matt Jones is a Bengal

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/bengals/2010/02/12/report-matt-jones-is-a-bengal/

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    wow, Matt Jones signed with the fucking Bengals for 700k. That is 400k LESS than we pay Rashied Fucking Davis. A one year deal to see how it works out. this has put me over the edge. I'm fucking done. i will see you guys in August.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Waffle, whats wrong with you man? Don't let the Jones signing rain on your parade my friend. WR is like 3rd or 4th on my to do list for this team. Yes we need talented players on this team but this guy is not worth your pain and suffering. There will be alot of time between now and 2 a days to settle this position on our team. Lets just hope we can sign some O-line and Secondary players that I believe is more crucial to give us a fighting chance next year.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Turned on the tube this morning to a re-run of the Colts/Bears SB. The first play I saw was Peanut stripping and recovering the ball. The very next play was Grossman fumbling a perfect snap away to the Colts. Brought back horrible memories, had to change the channel.

  • So here's my take.

    * No clue about iglesias, but if he's going to sit anyway, I'd rather have a vet who knows the new system inside and out and can teach the other guys - who WILL be lost for a loooong time. I like Davis on ST only. He does make some good catches when given the chance.

    * Like I said, obviously we all want a true #1, but is that going to happen? It's MUCH more likely that the Holt deal would get done than anything even resembling getting Boldin or the Beast in, so I was just being realistic (as painful as that is)

    * You've heard it all before... T.O is a cancer. Oh, and did you look at his numbers this last year (yes, I know it was in Buffalo, but still). And he's turning like 53 next year. No way.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB.. Agree on the cancer of T.O. but we need that type of guy a beast will to battle for the ball.

  • In reply to MB30SD:
  • In reply to MB30SD:

    As much as I would like to get Peppers,I just cant see it happening. Money will be too much,and he has been known to take off plays. At his age & when he gets that huge contract,I get worried he will not give his all on the field to earn it. I do like the idea of going after Aaron Kampman who will be available. Alex Brown recently lobbied for the Bears to sign him. Brown says he gives his all on every snap. It seems like a situation I could see the Bears going after him. My only concern is will he heal well from his injury,theres no indication he wont recover fully. He is due to be full go by training camp. Hey Tractor,I have only been able to re watch that superbowl once. It is just too painful to watch.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have mixed feelings on Holt. On one hand he wont cost much. He can step in,knows the system & can tutor the young. He has been durable & dependable. But then he will be 34. He also will take a spot from a younger up & coming receiver,valuable reps & game time experience. So that will ultimately slow their developement. I have heard talk about Soldier field possibly condidering field turf,what do you guys think about that. I guess our grass is a joke and is leaving the door open to more injuries. The other thing is Martzs system would do well with the field turf. I know the players have been bitching about it for awhile. But tradition makes me feel outdoor Football should be played on grass,so I dont know on this one.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Pacman Jones worked out for the Bengals and left town without a contract offer.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And our meaningless signing of the day posted just to piss Da Coach off is Free-agent RB DeDe Dorsey who gained some notoriety with the Bengals during HBO

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And Kampman over Peppers. We need the money spread around a little. We need DB's and O-line too.

    Holt instead of Davis. Hmmm. Tough call. If 1 or 2 of our WR's aren't picking things up by Game 1 it would be nice to have a fall back that knows the system and can be an extension of the Offensive Coordinators coaching. With this schedule we really have to have our shit together from Game 1.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Yep. Again, I like Davis on ST... he did some good things, but we have too many WR who didn't even play in a single fucking game. Get rid of Davis or Iglesias and pick up holt.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah too bad we don't play our back ups and young players once our playoff hopes are gone so even if they aren't ready yet we can see how close they are.

    Actually it's too bad our playoffs hopes keep ending every year.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    I have read twice about playoff teams not being able to sign a FA until they lose one or something. Anyone know what that is all about?

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    I think I found it. FA changes for uncapped 2010 season.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d808736ba&template=with-video&confirm=true

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Lobo, thanks. Dude forgot we have Davis too. I think it would be an interesting move even if Holt never even got on the field. Coach up the youngens!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..Yeah not sure how to take it. Like the idea of Holt as a Player/Coach to the younglings because we really haven't had that before. But then again don't want to take a spot and lose a possible youngling if he is going to produce. I mean look at what JC did for the Denver receivers never heard of them until the QB & Reciver Core was grooving. But then again we need to have a line to protect his JC's ass!
    We have many holes to fill...

    Reminds me of the Ike' in the late Winter/Spring.
    OMG I think we just lost a Volkswagen in that one!!aaaaagghhh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN71V-V7F18

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    No..this one is better!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX3eW6IP8oY

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    It's definitely suuucking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCIF6JF1O5U&feature=channel

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Irish, I know this is going to kill you, but read this whole story... especially the end about Hunter: http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=6550

    And while I generally agree that he's not a starting MLB in the NFL, he did do one hell of a job (again, generally) in only 9 games this season. I know he whiffed on the 2nd Eagles TD badly, but his stats don't lie man, he had a damn good year for being on a shitty D all year. Thank Jebus we get 54 AND Pisa back next year, but gotta give it up to him man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Did he have 84 tackles or 105? Weird.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Test,GO BEARS!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Teast,BEAR DOWN!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Test,Bears.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    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

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Brave new world, folks. Uncapped year. Unrestricted free agents become restricted free agents. And no "cap" also means no "floor".
    No MINIMUM payroll.

    Chris Landry on FoxRadio says he doesn't think there will be a work stoppage.

    I respect Chris Landry but, I think that's "pollyanna" talk.
    I think the owners want to crush he union.

    I read where they want to roll back the player's percentage of the profits from 57% to 41% (those figures may not be exact but they're close) and that they want to set up a slotting salary system for every position.

    New NFLPA mouthpiece, Demaurice Smith is talking about talking about initiating a work stoppage DURING the 2010 season as a pre-emptive strike against the owners who seem primed to lock the players out for 2011.

    And while I am no '"nion guy", I see the owners as the villains in this deal because they are crying "poverty" BUT won't open the books to prove it.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    All. I find it intersting the owners want to have the players take a 18% cut because of the economy but they are amking profit hand over fist. I saw smith on NFL netwrok talking about the same thing. scary part of it the smallest NFL franchise Green Bay (public owned has to show its books)made I beleive he said 31 mil PROFIT!!! and they are crying poor (owners) WHAT??!! Please I can't even imagine the money the MCFU@!$#sky's are making.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Interseting read:

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Weekend-notes-Bears-should-avoid-Holt.html

  • with you there 100% Joe... 'cept for the lovie part. I don't and won't give him any credit for doing anything good or reasonable. He's a guy who got a big break and who has proven over and over that it really wasn't earned.

    In order for us to truely be a contender again we're going to need ownership who does want to win, and who see's winning as a way to become more rich. Or get someone like the rooney's to buy us. It all starts there... once you have the right ownership who wants to (or needs to) win, they will get the right coaches and players in place to make it all happen.

    I don't have faith we'll ever get the right coaches/players in Chi until the McCaskey's sell to real owners.

    Ted, Jerry, and lovie are just effects of the cause.

  • Doc. agree 100% !

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