The Intriguing Guys

Some names are beginning to surface.  I shall discuss them now.

Julius Peppers
Peppers is the rare 4-3 defensive end that demands double teams on almost every passing down.  Peppers might not come into Chicago and register 12 1/2 sacks but I guarantee you'd see the sack totals of every other defensive lineman increase.  He's an elite talent and will demand to be paid like one.  Will Halas Hall meet his demands?

Darren Sproles
Sproles has the kind of versatility that makes a football coach salivate.  He can carry the rock 15-20 times a game.  He's probably the finest catcher of the screen pass in the game.  He's a game-breaking return man.  There's not many teams in the league that won't make a play for him so expecting interest from the Bears - who don't have sincere need in any of those three area - is fool's gold.  The money would be better spent on...

Brian Westbrook
Westbrook is a dated version of Sproles but the Bears could show tremendous savvy by locking down his leadership and third-down ability while the rest of the league is lining up for the little San Diego man.  Westbrook is not a must sign.  But it is the kind of a sign a team makes when they believe they're a few pieces from the promised land.  Whether it's true or not, the Bears believe that's the case.

Kevin Walter
Walter is an ideal Mike Martz receiver.  Quick feet and reliable hands from the slot, he might be able to provide a solid slant option to a quarterback that looks damn near afraid to throw the pattern.  (Based on the interception totals in that regard, he should be.)  I really don't think the Bears are looking at the wide receiver position but if they are, they should look this way and ignore the higher priced trade options out there.

Antrel Rolle & Darren Sharper
Why am I listing them together?  Because I want them both.  And more than any free agent signings possible, the acquisition of these two men could change my expectations for the 2010 season.  Just imagine the thought of going into September with two solid, professional players at safety.  Just imagine knowing that the heaved ball over the top will have to get through the best center fielder in the game.  Neither of these guys is great players but both are significant upgrades over Al Afalava and Kevin Payne in 2010.  And as I've said many times recently, 2010 is all Jerry and Lovie may have left. 


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  • I just hope they spend some money, you can't win in this league without spreading around the green. And I hope they spend it right! What about Anquan Boldin?

  • I'd like to see Antrel Rolle in the secondary and Kampman (assuming we cant pay Peppers) on the D-line. B-west would be a solid option as a change of pace/3rd down back and could excell in that role in the Mad Bombers scheme.

    Oh and Fuck the piss and puke and the viqeens.

  • In reply to smooks11:

    BD11...nice adaptation to "Piss and I have the shits green" the shits though has a lingering vision that I like. and I agree on kampman..I am feeling beter about him than Peppers.

  • Sharper, Rolle,Peppers,Kampman, Evans. Why did I mention all of these guys together? Because we need them all. Wouldn't that shine the tip of you shoe's gents?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    trac..a mirror like

  • I would like to elaborate with my spin. Until this year Lovie has not felt the kind of pressure that now surrounds him. Lovie talked about finishing the year we went to the SB and it's time for Lovie to stand behind those words with some much needed positve trades/signing in the next several weeks. Can he do it, yes. Will the front office back him financially, I believe they will and Jay Cutler is the reason why. When the Bears signed Cutty I was personally stunned at the move. For the first time in my life the Bears actually traded for a quarterback that was capable of being great and we gave up allot for him. This team wants to win gents, the question is do they have the eye to find the missing prices we need? I hope so and if we sign peppers, rolle, a veteran gaurd and 1 or 2 other pieces of the puzzle, not only will Lovie have the tools to finish but he'll have the opportunity to get this team back on track to dominate our division again. I know you can do it Lovie, we know you can do it.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac.. I have also been thinking about the reaction that maybe happening in the Halls of Halas..MMF..even though that troll is just that "A Troll" the laughing stock thing may actually be breathing down TP,JA,and LDL necks..the public outcry is getting has made some comments of WTF? and the last but not least..I think LDL did not want JC so his hand has been played and maybe the dipshit may have a reaction point of embarassment.

    Now that being said it is all up to the next few months and the moves they make will show us their true colors..Hopefully they bleed Navy Blue and Burnt Orange rather than the yellow of being scared.


  • As of yesterday the Saints had not tendered an off to Jahri Evans/RG. May not mean anything but does any one know what it would take to sign him?

  • Screw getting a running back unless a bruiser like Chester Taylor is around. Forte has the same type of style as these other guys and at this point is probably better. We need a complement, not a clone.

  • I was thinking this morning after reading posts from yesterday and the day before (which the entertainment level is off the scale 'cause I get get great perspective and get to laugh my ass off at the same time, you guy's are the best!) and what I'm curious to know is how willing Bears management is going to be to shell out the cash to sign some of the big name FA's knowing there is a good chance of a 2011 lockout of which most of these players will probably want to be paid and have that in their contracts, to make a bonafide run at the 2010 SB with the risk of a low income year in 2011? Would they do a "go for broke" type of scenario or would they play it safe and ride out the storm? My opinion is they'll play it safe, which means you won't see any big deals this year.

  • Well -- the FAs are in a free market system. They will receive what the market is willing to pay them. If a bidding war starts Peppers could be in for a big payday. But, since I don't see the Cowboys or Redskins in that hunt the price may not skyrocket. Does anyone know who are the other teams we would be competing against?

  • Kevin Walter was a 7th round pick in 2003 who has over achieved since he's been in the league who has pedestrian numbers when compared to other WR's in the league. Sounds like more of what we have. No thanks.

    Julius Peppers, "YES" lets try to sign him.

    Rolle/Sharper, "YES", no way this organization could possibly think that big and get both of them. Prove me wrong JA.

    Sproles, Nah, just not what we need. Glorified Garret Wolfe.

    Westbrook, no thanks.


  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac..Instead of Sproles..I want CHESTER TAYLOR!!!!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You know, Jeff. That's very interesting. I can honestly see three or four of those guys in the Navy & Burnt in 2010.

    Likely Westbrook, Peppers, Rolle and/or Sharper. Teddy Bear said that Halas Hall won't go 'hog-wild' in free agency...well, I'm sure when it comes to business Teddy is a whiz, but when it comes to football he doesn't know whether to shit or go blind.

    The Chicago Bears are currently BROKEN. The only way BROKEN teams are repaired are through excellent drafting and smart free agent signings. Well, kiddos, there is little reason to look forward to the draft this year. We might pick some kids who are great, who slipped through the cracks in the first 2 or 3 rounds, but where this team needs to concentrate is on veteran free agent signings.

    NOTHING else will do.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Ghost, I don't think you let a player like Westbrook go unless the airs out of the balloon. Just don't see the roster space for Westbrook on the Bears roster. I would love to see what K.Bell can do this year. His legs are young and fresh and he is hungry for a spot. Can't say any of those points would apply to Westbrook and he still thinks he's worth more than his real value would be.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Besides, signing him would be something the Chiefs or Bills would do. We're not the Chief's or Bill's yet thank goodness.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Julius Peppers

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Interesting. Just found this after the post above (check the last little sentence):

    Would LOVE to have #5 if he is willing to accept a back up roll at this point in his career.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If Cutty goes down so does the west coast offense. No way we will find a quality quarterback that will be able to run that offense sitting on the bench.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, McNab can run any offense necessary.

    I'd also take him over Hanie or Bananez in a NY minute. He could spell Cutty at times, and we could do some interesting stuff trading them off once in a while. Not sure if he'd be up for being a #2, but hell, I'd love to have him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, but he "WILL NOT" sit on the bench.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    That was my point. The kind of backup we need will be more like a Garcia, Kitna type.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You're probably right Trac, but I'd love to see him on our team instead of the Vikes when Farve either retires or implodes at some point.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He's a Chicago native so you never know what role he would be willing to play I guess. That guy single handedly beat us in the playoffs, I hated that guy for a while for doing that.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    MB, I was thinking about McNabb. Do you think Citty would be mature enough to hadle the Bears bringing McNabb on board? I don't, at least not at this stage in his carreer. A move like that could backfire.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Sorry for the typos. I'll blame it on the iPhone.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I think you're right Trac. To be honest after more thought I don't think either of them would be mature about it. They both want to start in the NFL.

    I just have a lot of respect for McNabb and would love to see him in our colors. Practically, it wouldn't work out.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...MAX FU!$#!#$ way off base are one of the blogsters that add to this space...stay strong to your reasons..also I am upset that I was gone for the day and all hell breaks lose and I missed then fun. I would of brough cold Old Style and pretzels!!! I did ad to the last thread but way to late. and good point on backup QB ouch that could get ugly!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Thanks Lobo. He's just doing what he has for months, trolling to get us all in an uproar. SC Dave is absolutely right that we should just ignore the dude, but it is tough. Like I told trac, I don't take anything the guy says to heart. He hasn't earned any respect at all here... even though I offered it once.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..Trac..I can't resist any longer, I was going to wait for the "one we do not name" troll! I have too let this out and I will bring it out everytime it is called for:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh contraire, Trac. Westbrook is still a game-changing player. The Eagles cut him because he has struggled with concussions and injuries. The Bears, knowing his history of course, have to realize that one hard blow and Westbrook is out for an extended period of time, maybe forever. Therefore he's not going to get a huge paycheck...from anybody. Three or four teams have already shown interest in Westbrook, largely because he's a steal. If he is a back-up to Forte, not taking those punishing hits up the gut every down then I think this guy could be one of the greatest additions on offense.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Ghost..I'm just worried about he guy.. when the lights go down and the NFL isn't singing his praises. We have to many vet's of the NFL that are left on the side of the road because they or the team doctor didn't know when to say "when"!

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    The guy could ball in his day, thats for sure. Who would go then, K.Bell? AP? Wolfe? I think I would give Mr. Willie Parker a shot if I could get him though.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac.. I would say bye...bye... to AP & Wolfe..Asta La Vista baby!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    What about Jones and Peterson? Kevin Jones has had what, four snaps in the last 2 years??? I exaggerate, but my point is valid. Peterson is good, but not good enough to keep around...even though I think he is a stand-up guy and one of the most reliable guys on the squad.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    yeah..I have no reason to keep them.....good bye also McKie bye.bye...

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I agree with Mckie as well,send him packing, he has not done us any favors!! He is eating up bench & cap space for sure!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    i know we need alot of help but lets be real fellas. All of those who think the Bears are gonna sign 3 or 4 big free agents are just delusional. The Chicago Bears don't do that...and you all know that. With that said lets come back to reality and not have unreal expectations and then be pissed off when we don't sign Peppers, Rolle, Sharper, Westbrook get Ditka to coach again and hire Jesus as our personnel director .

    We have enough old overpaid players. We need hungry, i'm gonna take your starting spot, players. Except for Lance, Brian, Peanut & J-Cutty, noone should be handed a starting spot...(ahem Greg the Bunny)

  • In reply to customJMO:

    Jebus would be better.

  • In reply to customJMO:

    Custom, how can I take you seriously with that avatar? lol. Now if that was a packer instead of a saint you might get my attention.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    i thought this was amusing...

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    umm, i just clicked on the link and someone corrected it. It had him not as a free agent but his stats were surrounded in the blue and orange and said Chicago Bears. Not as amusing when it just says free agent now.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    i don't know if i have been living under a rock lately but what the fuck is Jimmy Johnson doing:
    1. wearing a Nascar Uniform
    2. pitching Extenze
    3. pitching fucking Extenze

    Apparently if you purchase Extenze you are entered into a raffle to possibly attend an Extenze promotional event with Coach Johnson. Am i in the twilight zone?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    supposedly everything's bigger in Texas johnny.

    Coach, if JJ was a sexual act, he'd be a.....

  • In reply to hollywood1:


    I fear that the deepening NFL Off Season is making some folks a little punchy.

    Exhibit A:

    "Sproles....glorified Garrett Wolfe."
    Say WHAT!? Are we watching the same players?

    Exhibit B:
    In my opinion, the concept that Donovan McNabb would be willing to take a job as a BACKUP, in Chicago or ANYWHERE, is completely delusional. If the Eagles want to move in another direction at QB I would bet dollars to donuts the Cardinals would be MORE than happy to throw money at #5 to have him switch bird's nests and not because they want him to come to the desert to back up Matt Leinert. The fact that McNabb has a home in Chandler, Arizona, (a Phoenix 'burb) doesn't hurt THAT scenario either.

    So what's MY favorite scenario on this thread?

    Here's a hint.

    Number of interceptions by Chicago Bear safties in 2009?




    LESS than DEUX.

    That number just above ZERO!

    An average of .0625 interceptions per game!!

    As many picks as some widebodies on defensive lines get!!!

    Fewer that one would think TWO NFL defensive backfield positions could grab simply by ACCIDENT!!!!

    If "statistics are for losers" then THAT stat SCREAMS "loser"!!!!!


    So, I endorse the concept of pursuing guys capable of making the Bear defense a little SHARPER and maybe getting them on a ROLLe, if you get my drift?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, very nice.

    The McNabb idea actually came from an 'truth & Rumors" post. Check it out in one of my earlier posts on this string. Agree with you and Trac, it was probably just a bit of delusional hope.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here it is again:

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Instantly classic!!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Thomas Jones is expected to be released from the Jets. I think it would be great to pick him back up as a backup to Forte. He does not have the injury problems as B-West(concussions)- i think he would be more durable than Sproles and he was a leader in the locker room. We know what he is capable of. as long as he doesnt have any ill will toward the front office for getting rid of him i think it would be a perfect fit. Even though he's 31 he rushed for 1400+ yrds last year and didnt show the decrease in production most RB that age like LT showed last year at age of 30- i dont expect that type of production to last cause of his age but his work ethic and his willingness to share carries as he did with the Jets. I know he was the #1 for the jets but if he's willing to take less carries i dont see why we would go after anyone else.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    One has to wonder, Twinkie, WHAT is WRONG with Thomas Jones?

    He runs the ball well.
    You wind him up and he goes for from 1200 to 1400 yards a season.

    He can catch the ball.
    While he only had 10 recepions last season he snagged 36 the year before and grabbed 56 for the Bears in '04.
    A Rookie Qb could account for the dropoff.

    He HANGS ON to the ball (Are you listening Viking fans?).
    2 fumbles this season.
    That's not even a playoff game's worth for Adrian Peterson.

    He's on a first name basis with endzones all over the NFL.
    14 TDs this season after a mere 13 last season.

    He's durable.
    He's missed 3 games in the last 6 years and none the last 2.

    He can block.
    His willingness/ability to do so was what helped keep Cedric Benson riding the pine as much as he did when they were both Bears

    And yet, teams can seem to get rid of him fast enough.

    I don't get it.

    Would I take him back as a Bear?

    In a heartbeat.

    More to the point, in a New York Minute!

    Apparently, I must not know football as well as I thought I did.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    He ran behind one of the best OL's in the NFL so that explains some of his success. I wouldn't mind seeing him back on the roster. Westbrook is one big hit away from retirement. Sproles would be a nice addition. I'm with ya all the way on Rolle. I just don't see Sharper coming here but he would definitely be an upgrade.

    I actually see the Bears being very active in FA. Nothing like a little job insecurity to make JA and Lovie wake up and smell the coffee. It seems like the two of them have actually come to the realizaion the roster isn't all that talented. With no picks in the first two rounds and the heat turned up, time to break out the checkbook. Hope I'm right.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Also, Martz has been a breath of fresh air. No more happy talk and enabling. So far it's been straight talk and no excuses will be acceptable. Either put up or shut up. Hopefully he and Tice will change the mindset around Halas Hall.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    100% Canada

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    BTW, congrats on the Olympics. You guys are doing really well.

    Went to Whistler/Blackcomb a few years back to do some boarding, amazing place. Loved it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks. Canada set a record for gold medals by the host country (14). The old record was 10. I own a home in a small mining town in the mountains of SE BC. Love the mountains.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    jeff....are the blog t-shirts pre-shrunken?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If Manning is put at SS, then this proves that Lovie is an idiot once again! How many time is Smith gonna keep moving this kid to a different position? FS? SS? NickelBack? KR? WTF? I rather see Al Afalave or Payne develop at SS they have more potential. Is Smith fucking serious? Put him at Nickel back and let Payne and Afalava compete for the SS job, and then hire a Veteran FS.... Lovie Smith you once again prove to me that you are a fucking idiot!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I think if he puts him in at SS the amount of different combinations we've had at the two positions should break some mathematical record ... I mean, what's he up to ? Putting Afalava at FS ? Or bringing in a Rolle or a Sharper and having a safety cast-off sale ...?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Rest easy guys, the article did state the move referring to manning will hinge on what the Bears can accomplish thru free agency. I happen to believe we will sign a solid SS.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac..The posotive lobo says read into it that LDL will wait until after FA..

    The Evil Twin Dark Lobo says this is why he is a piss poor coach, he is uncapable to understand his players talents..maybe just as a DC in TAMPA/STLOUIS he could coach basics, but when it comes to him being a HC... he makes Doctor Hyde/Jeckyl look like Nobel Peace Prize Recipients.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Bad news via Florio. Not unexpected news, to be sure, but the Washington Redskins are showing interest in Peppers. If Halas Halls truly wants him they're gonna have to pay they should. Julius Peppers had 10.5 sacks last year and "analysts" are saying he had a down year.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    The Cardinals have all but confirmed,that Rolle indeed will hit free agnecy. I think the Bears will do what it takes here to sign Rolle. The Jets apparently wanted Jones to re do his contract and Jones told them to F-Off! Cant blame him after having such a great season, then be asked to take a pay cut. Especially since he was looking for a long term deal. So the Jets are going to release him this week. As much as I like the idea of Forte & Thomas Jones, I dont see it happening. The parting of ways here created animosity that I dont see being fixed. He has made it clear that he also does NOT like sharing the carries, which is one reason he asked to leave here when he had to share with Benson. I dont see this relationship working out. I do think we will add a R.B in free agency though.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I was fumed when I heard about Manning at s-safety. I know it said depending on free agency, which I believe we will sign Rolle. But just the mention of it really made me un-easy. Afalava did a great job for a rookie & is getting better,plus we have Payne. 1 big problem is the musical chairs they keep playing at safety & nickle. None of these guys are going to get better unless they can stay in one position for a while,gheez. Manning has shown so far he is best at nickle and special teams. They keep trying over & over to force feed Manning at Safety?? We have had a ridiculous 20 changes at safety in the last 7 years or so!! Hopefully it is just hear say, you never know anymore when rumors spread about what is true or not. I am hoping for Rolle at F-Safety. He is also young at the position and will only grow and get better, its a good time to sign him.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    That being the case, MD, SHAME on "McNabb as a backup" is straight out of "Make-it-up-Mike" Florio's concept of sports "reporting".

    Brandon Manumaleuna? Saw him play here at Arizona. Of COURSE he's one of the best blocking tight ends around. The guy has his own ZIP CODE. He's like a small office building with hands.

    Interest in yet ANOTHER TE with Mike Martz ties who's a blocker first and a receiver mainly because they gave him a number in the 80s. A bookend to go with Angulo, who they inked the other day?
    One does not have to be Einstein to decifer the message being sent.
    If they sign the Samoan Mouthful, I have to believe the Bears will be shopping Olsen for a draft pick.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Sweet mother of mercy, I hope you're right Al. I've been calling for an Olsen trade and even referenced the puff piece the Bears website ran on him a couple of weeks ago. If the Bears are able to trade Olsen and get some good value for him I would have to re-evaluate my outlook for next year and with good value I could care less what Olsen does for another team down the road(as long as its not in our Div.). This could really give our offense a chance to Kick Ass not just be good. I would love to see the Bears put up 51 pts against the "Solid D"(yeah right) in GB and Minneeeesooooota. Thats what its gonna take for us to have a shot next year gents.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Once again, i was hanging with my brother in law who grew up in St. Louis and i kind of let him know about some peoples feelings about Martz and the fact that some people thought we settled by picking him as OC. He pointed out that the fans in St. Louis fucking love Mike Martz. The owner who doesn't get along with him of course is going to talk shit but the fans of the team love the guy. My brother in law reiterated to me again that we will not only love the creativity but the results. We don't have JT O'Sullivan as our QB like in San Fran or the rampant shittiness of the majority of the Lions team when Martz was there. We actually have talent. Martz will bring that talent out. Talent must also be brought in to complement the pieces we actually do have. The defense scares me becuase i don't see any Free or Strong Safety changes but with a little luck and some health we will have a strong linebacking corp and decent D line. Tommy Harris ended the year strong and while i feel his knee will never be 100% i'm hoping he can play at 90% which would yield some results.

    Offense is going to be effective. Forte will be healthy again. His knee injury and bad hammy really made him look pedestrian last year. i'm looking for 2008 Forte. Let's bring in a quality 2nd running back in case KJ's knee or ankle falls off.

    Defense will have it's hands full but hopefully a FA signing or 2 will energize the group along with the return of Pisa and Urlacher, Hester back to his old form on kicks and punts, etc.

    I am hopefull because i see the capability of the team doing well next year. Also, i've had 2 bloody mary's this morning and maybe i'm just a little buzzed.


  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Hey I am buzzed too man, and I agree with you. I definitely think there can be optimism this year for the Bears. Think about it, just the injuries alone? Having Tommie still recovering on his knee from earlier surgery most the year. Plus losing Pisa & Urlacher was Huge! Losing those two guys at what could have been 1 of the best L.B crews in the league, was really a big hit. Plus our weakness at saftey & D.E which we can fix this offseason, plus the other guys will be coming back healthy. If we can make a trade to acquire a 2nd rd pick then make a few key signings in free agency this could be a good team next year. Plus I like some of the coaching changes as well. I am always the optimist though,lol.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Albert, some teams do a good job drafting. Such a good job that they start chomping at the bits to play their young players so the veterans suffer. In with the new out with the old. That's how good teams get to the top and stay there. That's what the Bears thought they were doing with Benson when they released Jones. Wrong. You gotta see the production first, then you trade your veteran stud. Pay attention JA and Lovie.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I don't think I would insult anyone when I say picking him up may not be a classy move considering how we shafted the guy for a pencil dick 5 or 6 years ago.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    If the Bears are Wise, they can strengthen 3 positions of need in free agency. The Big question, is will They?? If they go the Kampman route,which is Not a bad way to go. They could still pick up Rolle and possibly Westbrook or Parker at R.B. GO BEARS!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    #1..thats what I'm saying rather than Peppers. It's let try to get as much bang for our buck!!!!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    Hey,Lobo, Thats the question isnt it? Will we get the Bang for our buck?? Our track record says,NO! But getting Cutler,really surprised me. So who knows. But,I realized, I dont believe in Miracles! The Bears could change my mind on that,depending what they do this offseason.. But I still dont believe in Miracles!! Whats that saying "Show me the Money(or how about show me the free agent)".

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I would definitely keep Kahlil Bell as a 3rd option at R.B just behind Forte,(Westbrook or Willie Parker)as our 2nd back.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I know lobo, that prick came on just to stir the nest and then tries to profess innocence. Then he rambled on and on about his dopey team. Like we care, must be bedridden or something. Poor guy.

  • Blogfather..great vision of what really matters to this team..and reading down the post this is my .02

    Julius Peppers..I have issues with his leadership, he may be the Beast but his inconsitancy is what I take issue with especialy with BallBags (Club MedCamp). Butter is almost out of the same that being said can this coaching staff light the fire to have him play 100% everydown or will he go with I have the talent and I can turn the faucet on when I want too.

    Darren Sproles..Now this I would LOVE TO HAVE..but agree blogfather lets get as much bang for our buck somewhere else.

    Brian Westbrook..Bro don' word "CONCUSSION"

    Kevin Walter..intresting pun intended. not sure this is even in the cards.

    Antrel Rolle & Darren Sharper..YES.YES.YES.YES.YES. I like the possibilty of our youngsters tutlegin under these guys..We don't need coaching for the DB's get these players and the youngsters we actually have hands/on seminar with both of them JA GET THEM NOW!!!

    I do have one Question for you Jeff. No KAMPMAN?

  • Hey ain't gettin' any what the hell..let's make a run for the Super Bowl babe! Let it all hang out!!!.. You've already proofed you can run a do one for the ole' man and get some top players and get us into the Super Bowl!

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    MBF...from your lips to her ears!!!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    If not getting him means Suckatansky stays off our blog it may just be worth not having Kampman on our team. lol.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac..that reason alone I WANT KAMPMAN...I was always the kid who like hitting the Bee's nest..why cause I could..hahahahahahahahahaha!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    The dude came out and tried (I stipulate "tried") to cold cocked MB. What a loser. I like the new name I the dude though. Kinda catchy.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Some pretty interesting comments. I would think either Rolle or Sharper at free-safety. They will get a good pay day as well, plus they are both free safeties. I would rather get one or the other. That way we can also afford to add a Kampman to D.E and possibly even help at R.B. I think Parker is interesting to consider. He is a change of pace as he has that elite speed and is a breakaway threat for the big runs. He also catches very well out of the backfield. He can return kicks as well, although we are already strong there. I think it would be great if we could end up signing 3 free agents to fill 3 different holes. I would love Peppers, but we get less for the money it seems. We could almost get 3 choices for the price of just 1 Peppers(he is looking for 16-17 mil a year) Ouch! Plus you have to consider it is true Peppers doesnt always bring it on Sundays,so how will he act after a big time contract with 40+ mil guaranteed? So do we get 1 great player or 3 good proven players? I also like Westbrook, he would flourish in this offense. But his injury history scares me. Like a Mike Brown, you know how good they can be, but never know if they will stay on the field or on I.R. Trying to be semi realistic and obviously thats difficult with the Bears,lol. I would love to see us sign Kampman, Rolle & Parker or Westbrook. I like Sproles, but he is so small and entering a bruising division, plus we got Garrett Wolfe already(not as good obviously), plus our o-line isnt that strong,yet. I agree with Trac about Kahlil Bell, I liked what I saw from him and think there is potential there for sure. I just hope they do open the checkbook like they have made it sound.

  • I guess we won't find out until training camp.

  • J..he is signed if I read on the as for healthy?????????? only time will tell...CHESTER TAYLOR!!!!

  • Interesting Murph. Good insight.

    I'd personally still rather have him on the team since I think he knows he's getting a bit older and probably understands he wont be the full-time back any more. It started transitioning to that near the end of the year last year at NY anyway.

    Wonder if he'd be willing to come back and play for Lovie and JA. Dog knows I wouldn't if I were him.

  • something is growing at Halas Hall, growing like Jimmy Johnson's old weiner fueled by Entenze.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Ha! Nice.

  • Murph, some guys lead and some guys follow. Benson did not lead while he was a Bear, period. Where is Favre now? Not with the Jets. Everyone knows he used the Jets to get the Packers to release him. I played ball(not proffessionally) and let me tell you, I left it all on the field and never dreamt of blaming a personality conflict on my game ability. Benson grew up sometime between leaving the Bears and Joining the Bengals.
    It happens

  • hee hee

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    dude, you're cracking me up today.

  • Good find Joe. Thanks.

    WTF is up with all the focus on the TE for this team? In my mind we already had two (and a half) really solid TEs. And didn't they just add another monster? Malalalalalala has been at SD for a while now so I've seen a bit of him. Tough guy, good blocker, but we already have fucking 10 TEs.

    Jebus, I've heard a lot coming out of the Hall re: FS and TE... is anyone over there thinking about our fucking oline?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    these guys have a hard on for DT's and TE's. Didn't we have Michael Gaines who ironically would have been the perfect TE for the Martz system. that is the true definition of IRONY.

  • Joseph, this leads back to earlier where I read on this blog that Martz is his own guy and won't pussyfoot around basically. His Scheme doesn't work without solid blocking from the tight end position. The guy wants to win and prolong his NFL career, he could care less about the PR angle of continuing to start a 1st round TE draft pick(does Benson ring a bell)in order to cover his rear end. When I think of Olsen the image always comes to mind of him adjusting his helmet after blowing an assignment or dropping a pass. This kind of news makes my day as I am encouraged that we finally have someone on the coaching staff that isn't afraid to grab his jockstrap and readjust his package.

  • I would strike the gavel on that deal in a heartbeat. If Martz will get to decide who we trade Olsen for you might be onto something.

  • I have been reading this blog for over a year. I must have missed the Jebus and Dog rule. Can someone elaborate for me?

  • In reply to JohnGalt:


    I'm not a religious man, but I very much respect people's right to be, so I try not to offend anyone by using your (or whomever

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We might make a Christian out of you yet MB. I like your heart my friend.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    That's exactly why I'm not a religious man Trac... I don't want to be MADE a Christian or anything else. I'm happy just the way I is... a savage.

    The English (and the Americans) tried that a while back and it never really panned out for them in the end. Manifest Destiny/imperialism/expansionism ended up doing not a whole lot more than destroying a bunch of happy aboriginal cultures. It

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sorry you took it that way MB. Didn't mean it that way. Peace.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I didn't Trac, was just messing with you more than anything. I understood the tone.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A man has to find his own way.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Testify brother ! Only I and I will survive. Rastafari !

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irie... Irish

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    i find myself getting violently angry when i hear our coaching staff using the words "go with what we've got" and "Steltz, Payne, Manning" in the same sentence. we need 2 safeties so desperately that i'm almost emabarassed for them when they say it. Those guys fucking suck and i have become a broken record regarding that issue. bring in safeties no matter what the cost. no matter what the cost Jerry! you idiot.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Someone said, not on this blog I don't think .... but they said that Olsen averaged 1 yard YAC all year ? Is that for real ? Could the guy be that bad ? Can anyone verify that ... averages 1 yard after the catch ... ? If that's true, we'd be LUCKY to trade this fool.

    More embarrassing video on Greg :

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    He averaged 2.7 YAC in 2009 ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I hate that fucking guy!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And someone was saying that we used to blitz more under Ron Rivera ? {Man. I'm getting old} Not true.


  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Seems the search for a strong safety is over for Lovie ... Danieal Manning ? I kid you not ....,0,6512023.story

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Julius Peppers :

    Definitely more attractive than Kampmann, in that Peppers has TWO knees. Glad I'm not signing the cheques in Halas Hall, but if you want to improve your pass rush you have to pay the man. Ginnie is making sounds like one big move will get made - if it's not Brandon Marshall, then it's time to put teeth on the Bears.

    Darren Sproles :

    A talented version of Garret Wolfe. We need Darren Sproles like the shark needs that laser on his frakkin head. Are we offing Forte to pay for Sproles ?

    Brian Westbrook :

    He's not bad the twelve minutes a year of football he plays ... I'll give him that.

    Kevin Walter :

    He's that guy that you know plays in the NFL because you play fantasy football, but you couldn't ever imagine him being on your team, or worse still, actually consider starting him. He's tall, so automatically deserves a place on the roster over Whack-Me Glazy-arse or Rash-Arse Davis ...

    Antrel Rolle & Darren Sharper :

    Sharper as a one year signing. How many people had an opinion on Rolle two weeks ago ? Now he's our future at FS ? Draft a free safety in the first round next year and the problem is solved. Jerry Angelo to be kept away from the decision at all costs.

    Wide receiver :

    Jerry Angelo thinks we're set and so do an al

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wide Receiver :

    Jerry Angelo thinks we're set. Lovie thinks we're deep at the position ! Shabba's a baller. Knox might step up. Whaddya got ?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Amen, brother.

  • To subjective for me Murph, not saying you're off base, its just not how I break it down.

  • I know. The media was really bummed out. They had all their picnic tables set up and all they got was a few white caps. Pretty funny.

  • First off, Great job USA for winning the Olympics and also setting a record for the most Medals won in any Winter Olympics at 37!! As soon as we hired Martz and I read up on his offense, I had a strong feeling that we would trade Olsen, because he doesnt block well enough & Martz likes to use his receivers. And Especially since we could use a 2nd rd pick this year(o-line?). If they sign this guy at T.E then I think it will seal Olsens fate. I heard Olsen is getting worried and now wants a contract extension, with a year left on his deal. He was also rumored to say he is uncomfortable with the new offense. I think the stars are aligning and Olsen is getting traded. Apparently New England has multiple 2nd rd picks and could use him. Stay Tuned..

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    Thanks fan, very interesting.

  • Was it even a true Tsunami,LOL? 4ft waves dont seem too bad.

  • I am going to have to disagree with you on this. he played 3yrs in Ari.let go cuz of lack of production and he was injury prone- went to TB for a year and was a backup- We traded for him and had productive yrs but the front office thought we could be better and drafted Benson. You are right that there were players including Jones that tried to freeze Benson out - but Benson also held out and then stated even with the hold out and not practicing and not creating any bonds with any teamates that he would be a starter by week 3. He was a PRIMADONNA- and acted like he was the second coming of jesus - I think that might be a good reason for players to give him a cold reception. Jones was then traded because we spent a high 1st round pick on Benson. With the Jets- Yes he threw Favre under the bus - but i dont think he was the only one on that team to say anything and besides its was about time someone said something negative about Favre. Hes being released now cause of age, $3 mill roster bonus and nearly $3 mill salary thats not guaranteed and he wouldnt renegotiate- its business and their younger players showed they could do the job. I dont blame him for his contract disputes over the years thats part of the business. No team is going to bring him in to be "the man" at his age and i would be surprised if he hasnt figured that out.

  • are the DBB shirts pre-shrunken? going to have a girl buy one for me for my b-day :-)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Team USA just scored to send the game into sudden death overtime with Canada. What a game.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Damn it we lost 3-2. But We did win the Olympics in Medal count with a record 37 Medals, a record for winter Olympic medals. Great Job U.S.A. GO BEARS..

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