Open Debate: First Round Draft Pick

Open Debate: First Round Draft Pick

Because there is no free agency period and because the NFLPA and NFL owners are currently entangled in the stupidest labor dispute in American history, there is nothing to write about.  Instead I've been spending all my time developing TheOtherSports.com (come check it out) and focusing my attention on non-NFL activites.

Today's open debate is an easy one.  Who should Jerry Angelo and company select in the first round?  My answer: Mike Pouncey, Florida.

Yes I know that most have Pouncey slotted before the Bears select at 29.  (Prognosticators have him going anywhere from 20-28.)  But Pouncey is the perfect addition to the Bears offensiive line.  He would immediately start at guard and be the natural successor to Olin Kreutz at center as our beloved #57 only has one or two more rodeos left in his hind quarters. 

I also liked the PFT report wherein Pouncey declared he'd attend the draft if invited and regardless of the the NFLPA.  I like someone who doesn't care what he's expected to do and I like those kinds of guys in the trenches for the Chicago Bears.

So...who is your pick?

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  • I think you're going to have a hard time finding anyone that will argue with Pouncey if he is available at 29.
    That being said, let's say that Paterson found some way to piss off the other 28 GMs and he fell to us, you have to pick him. If a top 15 guy at DT, DE, or CB falls to us due to circumstance, then you can't afford to stick with Pouncey in the face of a top of the board talent being available on the defensive side of the ball.
    But I'll be very happy if Pouncey is still around when Angelo is picking.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    *Peterson

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I like that Gabe Carimi kid from Wisconsin. Big, Strong, and mean streak. Him and Olin on the same line?? Holy sweet jesus

  • In reply to Joseph:

    +1...joe and also pouncey...oooohhhh all three on the line...call me tripod!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Jeff: Bring back the missing links!!!!!!! There are probably still stragglers over on the last thread wandering about as if somebody was still there to read them. Won't somebody think of the stragglers?!?

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Dropping to warp factor three Cap'n, she's stable again. Aye.

  • In reply to Scottie:

    ha ha! We need some comedy relief from time to time, esp with these douchbags billionaires ruining the game.

    Beam me up to where green ladies fulfill my every fantasy, Scotty!

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Aye, that's the spirit laddie!

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Zombie posters.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah, weird man Strange schtick. People trip me out.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I agree with Mike, it all depends on the draft scenario. Too bad you can't give us a bunch of example drafts and you give your opinion.

    We all would be OK with Pouncey but are we OK with that pick if there is a better alternative.

    Or are you saying our first pick, no matter who is available, is Pouncey. Then you might have a argument.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Yup, if somebody drops further than they should, we have no choice e.g Mikel Leshoure - could you pass on that guy? Chester's a good guy to have on your roster, but we need to get with the two-back offense, and we need a banger.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    1. Mikel Leshoure
    2. Phil Taylor
    3. G/T
    4. G/T
    5. LB

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois - Scouting Report
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 232.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.56.
    Pro Day 40 Time: DNP.
    Benchx225: . Vertical: 38. Broad: 10-2.
    Projected Round (2011): 1-2.
    3/17/11: Mikel Leshoure didn't run or jump at his Pro Day. He weighed in at 232 (227 at the Combine). He looked good catching passes in the drills.

    2/20/11: Mikel Leshoure is a borderline first-round prospect. The comparisons to Rashard Mendenhall aren't very fair, but Leshoure is talented nonetheless.

    10/1/10: (Note: name pronounced muh-KEL luh-SHORE) Ladies and gentlement, this is the breakout running back for the 2011 NFL Draft class. Leshoure is 6-1, 230 with amazing power and speed. He obliterated Missouri for 20 carries and 112 yards. He is averaging 6.9 yards per carry and has 398 rushing yards, three touchdowns total as well as ranking No. 6 in the nation in rushing yards per game. Leshoure has been praised this offseason for his improved work ethic, diet and maturity. The sky is the limit for this talented back from Champaign, Ill.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Wow, there's a serious shortage of big backs available this year.

    http://walterfootball.com/draft2011RB.php

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Let's give Unga a try and draft a lineman (hopefully O but D if all the OL worthy of that slot are gone).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Don't we still have Tofu on the roster as well? If the #1 rb falls to us so late, can we afford to pass? He's big enough to make his own holes and we'd have an rb roster to boast about. Sure would take a lot of pressure off Cutler if people were more worried about what was lined up behind him.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    yes... hence... wtf are you smoking son? You want us t take another fucing rb in the draft.

    Irish... you dissapeard for a while, then came back all crazy-like. CRAAAAZY man. What the hell happened to our irish?

    Do we not remember that whole, 'worst oline in the nfl two years running now' thing?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He's like Dickey from the Fighter now.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Just the abs ...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Been out of work man. Unemployed. On the scrap heap. Economically unviable. I've been checking in to see what's up but my heart's not really in it.

    As for the line, it's fucked, but I don't think an o-lineman in the first is the answer to this particular squad's answers.

    The window of opportunity for the veteran core of this team is very short now. Any drafted lineman would just be getting his spurs on by the end of the season. There's nothing to say we couldn't picked up a couple of good vets out of the 400 out there. Buyers' market. It's just hard to pass over a banger like Leshoure, who can make his own holes, or a top Suh-like prospect in Taylor. Tommie needs to get replaced NOW. It's a glaring humongous hole that needs to be filled. We can pick up good linemen in rd 2 or 3 if you're Mike Tice. But you can't get a speciman like Taylor or LeShoure in the later rounds. Specimens go first. Yes, the line is priority. Does it follow you draft it first round? Not if you're going to dip into free agency and there's a monster DT/RB you want. My $0.02.

    When does the season start ? Shit. Will the season start?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hang in there, Irish. Chin up brother.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Always bro. I'm actually looking forward to the draft no matter who they pick. If Angelo's pulling the trigger, then any good players are a bonus - hopefully Tice has a say.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I am sorry i made fun of you Irish, hang in there!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Who do you think in Hollywood has enough MILF to play Laura?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/25/laura-vikmanis-oldest-nfl-cheerleader-film_n_840571.html

    Bullock would need bolt-ons and won't want to do another football film. Who is still rockin the bod at 42? Sophia Veraga can't lose her accent, so she's out.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Connie Britton maybe

    http://www.tvfanatic.com/gallery/connie-britton-of-friday-night-lights/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ginge minge. 98%. Really?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Step away from the pipe.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Why? Then I'd have further to go back to it.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Brilliant.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    loved Connie from back in the days on Spin City.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Uuum, did you see jennifer aniston in GQ? Yow!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dude, for real? Fkn Jennifer Aniston. Is it just me or are her eyes really close together. That's been my feeling ever since Leprechaun 2 funnily enough. Courtney cox = asexual. Gwyneth Paltrow. Anne Hathaway. Nicole Kidman. I just don't get it.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I find Anne Hathaway kind of disturbing to look at.
    And after my wife made me suffer through part of "Rachel's Wedding" before we both conceded that it sucked, I think she is an insufferable actress as well.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    +1 with you both on all of those... include horse face swank and jennifer .... uhhhh.... Ben afleck's wife and Jen from the block. All gross.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i love Jennifer Garner mang. I will also take J-Lo circa 2000

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Turn out the lights mate... did you see that cuerpo at like 43???

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's the face first thing in the morning MB. And at 43 that's not going to be kind to a lady. These girls are just skin held together by a million operations. And you too, Burt ...

    But no, haven't seen this stunning revelation - link?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Heather Graham. Can't go wrong there.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    We agree again. Vehemently.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    i third that motion

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Fourthed and stamped with Q.E.D. Proofs and materials included.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    yea...either Carimi or Pouncey.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    third...??? and my thre pics

    1. Pouncey
    2. Pouncey
    3. Pouncey

    any questions?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    He probably won't be there though. I'd be happy with Phil Taylor DT or Corey Liuget(sp?) There's about a million free agents out there this year. Taylor might be there in the second though, so the best G/C available might be a bolder option. I'd still grab Taylor if we went DE in the first. Go G/T in the 3rd and 4th and see what FA brings us. I wouldn't say no to an Urlacher replacement in the first round either.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Mayock on Taylor. This guy is quick enough to replace Tommie, and he's bigger.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-draft/09000d5d81ef378d/Whose-draft-stock-is-rising-and-falling?module=HP_spotlight

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    According to Lovie, we have a new Butter. Melton Butter (did you see what I did there?)
    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4670133/melton-could-fill-void-left-by-harris

    So, I would say Pouncey and another OL in 2. I would go get DBs via FA, and resign Iwuh to back Briggs up etc.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Pouncey will probably go 10-20. His name makes him too high profile.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And as we've previously discussed, the last time the bears traded UP in the first round was, apparently, NEVER.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    100% GP, 100%

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My draft has not changed much:
    1) OL
    2) OL
    3) OL
    4) OL (perhaps CB)
    5) LB

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    exactly Dave

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    But here's the thing with hog-wild OL drafting buzz. It's two years before they're NFL ready - by which time, Izzy, Julius, CT, Peanut, Scrappy, Dez, Garza, Kreutz, Mannelly, Urlacher and maybe even Briggsy are history. We need a line next season. The personnel at least. Not a project, but five men willing to claw someone's eyes out for an inch of turf. Hardened professionals playing hard football, not a bunch of spoilt, namby-pambied dicks who're straight out of playschool.

    The older, namby-pambied dicks ar what we want on that line next year so we can go a game further.

    Angelo has failed us for years and no draft can correct that. The GM cannot draft you out of danger when drafting is how he got you there in the first place.

  • You spamming fuck, GTFO.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What's the fucking point. It's like telemarketers. I'd go out of my way NOT to buy their shit. Hope Jeff blocks that bullshit.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +1

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=7696

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Damn. I see your Suh and I raise you.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah but, he had two sacks last year. From the article, "...and doesn't necessarily need to come off the field on third down with his adequate pass rushing ability and good feet. A tendency to play high, limited range, in-game durability and some off-the-field red flags do hurt his stock.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I'll take Mayock's view of things. He made some valid and interesting points that made me want to subscribe to his newsletter.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Read da blog daily never posted before. I can't let Stephen Paea go unmentioned. He set the bench record at 49 plus he should slip into the second. He seems a better fit at three tech then Taylor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky_zxdQ75Lw

  • In reply to BodaciousBF:

    hmmmm....interesting.

  • In reply to BodaciousBF:

    They did a spot on Total Access about great bench pressers versus careers in the NFL and it was so-so. I'd rather take Taylor who has the football skills. And at 338 (coming down) he's not short of momentum. Looks like he could play anywhere on the line, he's a freak.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Idk, he just seems like an Anthony Adams to me... and we have one of him. Two if you count Toeaina. We need a pure pass rusher and and Paea seems to fit the bill better.

  • In reply to BodaciousBF:

    AA plus 20 lbs. That is huge for a D lineman. huge and disruptive. only time will tell.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Man, this is going to be one long offseason. I wonder if Tim Rustinhell will actually try and trade up to snag Pouncey. That would be a shocker, but nothing compared to the FA pickups of the past years. I am hopeful that JA and the rest can see that we have only a couple years window to keep our top tier D together since our studs are getting old. Well boys, I don't have a whole lot to add now, except that I am a former Waukegan/Chicago boy living out East now and can't wait til I do my summer visits to Chicago and do my damnest to drain the Bushmills from the wall taps at Murphy's Bleachers before Cubs game and appreciate the sights of the sweet lay-dees..

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It would be nice if someone here knew how to do an effective denial of service attack on that website. That would teach the bitches!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    All right, you all mean to tell me if Mark Ingram falls to us you don't want him?

    This guy could be the one two punch we actually need.

    Yeah the oline is horrible but if none that we want or are too much of a boom or bust player then I want to draft away from the oline.

    No projects. Only Studs.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    you're talking dream world Erik, and yes... that's what I mean to tell you. We (desperately) need to fix our oline and pick up some decent DBs (especially a stud FS)... other than that, we have pretty good people that will get us though this next year (if there is one), oline and a FS are the only real hyper-critical areas that need filling now. Period.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So, what players O-line specifically that you are hoping we draft?

    I don't think many great O-line players are going to fall to us MB. If you want mediocre over a player with a better college track record then your crazy.

    I want someone to block for us and I doubt any will be able to by the time our turn comes up. If anything, you don't want us to draft anyone but a OL or FS then you better hope someone falls to us or we trade down a draft a bunch of projects.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    One more thing, I don't think Ingram would be a good fit for our offense. Unless, we always get Mike Martz to run it but I doubt it.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Careful what you wish for Erik: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/andrew_perloff/03/29/draft-red-flags/index.html?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I don't want to see OL OL OL OL OL CB but i do want to see the O line addressed early and CB/FS addressed after that. I think we keep Pisa for bargain basement price (makes less than Scrappy for gods sake)and try to coach up Iwuh? I think we should address DL in free agency if we don't draft there. Not quire sure how to handle WR. I know Knox had 900 yards but i don't like his routes and he contributes to INT's. We need to start throwing crossing routes to Hester underneath if we aren't going up top with him. No quick slant with him. let him create separation and then give him the ball in space. Bennett is going to have a solid 750 yd year. Olsen needs the ball in his hands at least 5 a game. Forte must catch at least 7 per game as well. I need cafeine so my posts will be random until i can sit and come up with something that flows. Heather Graham is hot. Wife hates her because she looks like my ex.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    You must have had a good looking ex. I've been in heat over HG ever since Drugstore Cowboy. One of my favorite movies. She's not a great actress (loved her as Roller Girl) but ...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, I know you have a crush, but "actress" and "Heather Graham" should never be uttered in the same sentence... never mind "great".

    Did you SEE Austin Powers 2????

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    YES...in fact, she's the only reason I wouldn't immediately turn that shitfest off if it was on cable.
    Hubbahubba.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hey, on a draft sidenote, how would you guys draft if you were the top (worst) 5 teams? If you guys could play GM for 1)Panthers 2)Broncos 3) Bills 4)Bengals 5) Cards who would you draft in 2011?

    Here's my petite mock draft 2011 of what I would do.

    1) Panthers: so many holes, where to begin? CB Peterson seems to be the consensus best player, but CBs never go 1 overall, but many are making the case that a potential Revis should go 1 overall, esp since Luck is still at Stanford. I say, take Blaine Gabbert. He's no Luck, but the Panthers organization needs a morale boost as much as it needs quality players, and nothing boosts it like a new QB in town (remember what you were doing when you heard we got Culter?)

    2)Broncos: to be, or not to be, that is the question...or more specifically, to Tebow or not to Tebow...if you think either Orton or Tebow is the man, then you pass on Cam Newton. The red-flags on Newton almost cancel out his upside, especially at 2. I would pick CB Patrick Peterson here. A new Champ Bailey with KR/PR skills, yes please. Later, if I were truly not sold on Orton, I could trade him and jump back into the first round and maybe pick up Newton if he falls.

    3)Bills: Two questions: is Ryan Fitzpatrick the man? If so, then the Bills can afford to go with other safer picks than Newton. second question, which hole to fill in this leaking boat? The Bills sit in a good position to choose. WR AJ Green and Julio Jones are studs, and can help any QB. DTs Nick Fairley and Marcell Dareus can instantly upgrade any pass rush, while Von Miller is probably the best LB prospect in years and can rush off the edge. Tough. I would go the safe bet, based on the theory that you rebuild from the lines and pick DT Marcell Dareus at 3. I would also seriously entertain trading down because god knows the Bills need all the picks they can get.

    4)Bengals: QB questions again? notice a trend of these top pickers? Carson Palmer is demanding a trade or threatening retirement. Unfortunately for the Bengals, there might not be any trades to be made before the draft. So, what to do? I think if I were the GM, I would have to draft QB Cam Newton with the plan of trading Palmer later. He may even end up in Minny.

    5)Cards: more qb problems. Too bad for them that Gabbert and Newton are gone, so what now? It seems to boil down to Offense v Defense, or A.J. Green v Von Miller. I would go with LB Von Miller for two reasons: one, he's a once in 5 drafts type player. two, WRs are always popping up as FAs. With any luck, the Cards may trade next year's pick for disgruntled Palmer, or Kevin Kolb, at least, that's what I would do.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    The Bengals would pull a Tebow if they took Jamarcus Newton in the first round.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Instead of purple drank.. Newton drinks Tiger Blood!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    JaMarcus has 300 reasons for winning!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah, I'm really not that high on Cam - I don't think he will be as bad as JaMarcus purple drank - maybe more of a Vince Young (which I know isn't good either), but what choices do the Bungles have?

    This lockout really hurts them cuz they can't unload Palmer before the draft, or trade for Kolb. I don't even know who their backup qb is.

    Purple Drank, now with Tiger Blood and Winning! (pornstars not included)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My Age Changed Again
    Changed to Thirty Six This Time
    Feel About the Same

    Celebrate, I Will
    Play Phish loudly in my ear
    Like smoke to my brain

    A wake and bake start
    A spicy mexican meal
    Cherry Pie kicker

    A good day, fine day
    A happy birthday indeed
    on spring break for me

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Happy B-Day to you
    Happy B-Day to you
    Happy B-Day dear Doc
    Happy B-Day to you

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Welcome to the 36 club.

    Happy B-day, Doc!

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Happy Birthday to The Doctor!

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Who won "Da Bloggers" NCAA Tournament brackets challenge?

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    It sure as shit wasn't me!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Last I saw, you were ahead, Murph.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Yep, I checked. Everyone's bracket is dead. You are ahead. Hence, YOU WON!!! Congratulations, Murph, old boy! You've won..... ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Tell me, what will you do now?

    No seriously though, what a crazy final four. VCU? Huh?

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I'm going to Las Vegas!!!! I'm hoping one of the underdogs wins. I wish VCU and Butler were in opposite games so they would have had a chance to play each other for the title.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Gratz Murph! Although, I must say that all five of us should be ashamed of ourselves!

  • In reply to Church:

    Damn! Actually as bad as that whole tournament thing went, we weren't that bad ender. Compared to others we were definitely in the top 50%

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Congrats Murph. I thought you were dead after the sweet 16. That was the worst score I ever got, but this has been a crazy year. Go Butler and VCU.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Happy bday ddoc... rip one for me lad.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Maybe it should be Doc Nitty 36 now!

    Happy Bday, Doc.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Happy Birthday Prof. Welcome to the second half.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Nitty, you old motherfucker. Hope you had a relaxing birthday.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Happy B-Day Doc. Fuck it man, buy that Fixie for your B-Day.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The NCAA is such a joke.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/31/sports/ncaafootball/31auburn.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    At large, money-making Universities, these aren't "Student-Athletes" much of the time, they are commodities. If you can get into college and not score at least a 15-20 on the Wonderlic test, you don't deserve to be in college. Those are basic knowledge questions, shit you learn in 3-6th grade. The idea of providing some of these "student athletes" with a good, free education is a total joke. Manley from the Redskins couldn't even read, but that was probably before the test. I think Vince Young got an 8. That's borderline retard.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    It's certifiable retard.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    my bro went to UCLA and had a bunch of buddies on the team. His little bro in his frat was donnie edwards... although he said donnie was an intelligent guy, many of them never even went to class... and still magically ended up with As and Bs.

    Juxtapose that with the entry policies where you need to be fucking megamind to get in with a 4.0+, president of the math club, chess club, and yearbook, and have 3000 hrs working at the local old folk

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Advice for Vince wherever he lands next...

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/bce7b31cef/tropic-thunder-film-clip-nobody-goes-full-retard-from-ilike2party

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    One word MBP... Fucking. Brilliant.

    No idea why he didn't win an oscar for that role. Amazing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/0b502feff0/pedophile-beards-from-jon-lajoie?rel=player

  • In reply to gpldan:

    you know you're excited for the season. No more game managers in Chicago...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlIFYMgt8Ks

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Damn I miss football... damn I miss our bears.

    Couple other thoughts:
    * 13 can ball man, just never ever again in inside traffic pls
    * earl the mofo pearl... beast. Love him
    * when Olsen is on, he's not bad... shame it's not every game (or even every other game)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Damn phone, wasn't done...

    * 87 doesn't suck... at all... but I miss dizzy
    * tell me why in thee fuck are we just tossing aroma on the heap for free?!?!? He may be slow up top, but he WILL end up someones harass
    * hester also makes insane grabs now and then... wish it was every game
    * damn I miss football

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, I'm telling you man, if we run crossing routes with Hester and not quick slants we are golden. I'm talking long ass drags where Cutty bootlegs all the way out. Knox should never be allowed to run a route that requires him to out-muscle or out-aggressive somebody. Olsen needs to be running seam routes and stretching the field against linebackers and safeties. Bennett and Forte should catch 7-10 each per game EVERY game. Deep routes by Knox and Hester ONLY when Cutler rolls out or bootlegs to move the pocket. He's been doing that shit since highschool and it opens up so much shit. If you want a 30yd route get Cutty outside the pocket and then let him showcase the fucking skin cannon.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    we need to be moving guys across the field like Green Bay. We have to make these defenses make choices on the fly as to who they are going to cover. Fast motherfucker #1 going deep or fast motherfucker coming all the way across the field into my zone? Both covered? Dump to our 6'2 225lb running back/WR Matt Forte. All covered? Cutty tucks and runs for 15. Boom.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    And you can be HC too. Can we get KD and Olsen down both seams too please.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    You've got the job waffle.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I promimse i won't stare at the jumbotron as if i'm hoping the decision i made will somehow change.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny, I was totally with you until, 'skin cannon'. I have no desire to see his skin cannon.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ha! "pig"skin cannon

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Ahhh... ok, that's better.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    btw Johnny... going surfing before a meeting right now. Check the surf man (80 degrees and not a cloud today): http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/swamis-southern-california-hdcam_4789/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    umm...you bastard

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    boom.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    A moment to remember former Bear (and Notre Dame Standout) receiver, Jim Seymour, dead at 64 from the "Big C".

    He didn't have much of an NFL career but he DID figure in that magical day in November of 1970 when Bobby Douglass tossed 4 TD passes against Buffalo. The last 2 or 3 with what was later to be diagnosed as a broken wrist. Seymore split the for TD receptions with Dick Gordon.

    Box Score:
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/197011220chi.htm

    Alas, I was in my "audiofile" phase back then and had recorded the WGN Radio highlights of that game but that reel of taped audio treasures (Jack Brickhouse Bear highlights and Lloyd Pettit Blackhawks hights) has been lost.

    Trib Obit:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/cbsports-jim-seymour-notre-dame-allamerican-and-bears-player-dies-at-64-20110330,0,4453206.story

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    RIP

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The first sign of recovery is admitting you have a problem. At least they are acknowledging that there was/is a problem:

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bears-huddle/2011/03/report-broncos-free-agent-offensive-tackle-ryan-harris-was-almost-a-bear-in-2010.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think i have a new nickname for my penis...DaCoaches Skin Cannon, it has it's own mustache too

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    are you still down on G-Reg? I'm not sure what else he could have done last year. He had a couple drops, but he really improved his blocking and the severe beating of the sea chickens is still very fresh in my mind. Give the guy a break.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    What I don't like about him Coach ('s skin cannon) is that he's super inconsistent. Like I said, when he's on, the guy is pretty damn impressive and he most certainly improved his blocking last season (I'm sure Tice had something to do with that), but he fucking disappears for 2-3 game stretches. What

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not sure it's Girly Thor's fault for the disappearing act. I think you should look more to Mad Mike. I thought Olsen did everything asked of him and never bitched. Both Lovie and Martz said they didn't use him enough. I'm pissed because ManofMoolah was such a waste of dough. Oh well.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada - i know Shamu started the season coming off of knee surgery and it definitely affected him. Look at the progression though. It was Shamu and Olsen that did most of the hole opening for Forte on his bigger runs. If he is fully healed you will see a much different Shamu this year. Similar to the Shamu that ended last year.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I agree Johnny but we really over paid for the guy. Oh well.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    agreed - you'd think we could get a better deal since they had to have known he was having surgery.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    not totally convinced yet canada, but like I said... if he comes on strong next year, I'll jump on that bandwaggon.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm sure there will still be plenty of room!

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    He improved a lot this year ... when he showed up every second game. 7 or 8 games with a catch or less? It's not like Clarke or KD were stealing his looks.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Here's a very nice link for you Pouncey backers (me included)

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0331-mike-pouncey-bears-chicag20110330,0,1557616.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+chicagosports%2FBears+%28ChicagoSports.com+-+Chicago+Bears%29

    an excerpt:

    "I think he [Tice] was very impressed with my football smarts,'' Pouncey said.

    Good thing, because Tice has 37 protection schemes to absorb.

    Great bebe jebus! is it just me, or does 37 protection scheme seem like overkill?

    If we had a good line, we'd have ONE protection scheme - block the guy in front of you.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Still hard to believe Harry Hymen had them take a step to the side before engaging defenders.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It's almost what they would do if harry was french. Take a step to the side, then turn and run.

    I know, totally random WWII reference... no idea where it came from either. I'm getting old.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB you might be on to something. My wife is French and she runs away from me quite a bit. Hmmmmmmh.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    hahahaha... my aunt is too Canada. She lives in Paris actually. Lucky.

    To be honest, I've never had any issues with the french. In fact, they are always nice to me when I go and I LOVE the freaking food/country/wine/etc...

    Anyway, it was a dumb random joke.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No it wasn't dumb, it was good.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    HA! Look who i found trolling around women's fashion sites and modern urban female blog sites!

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/todays-chicago-woman-jobs-money-opinion/2011/03/5-important-tax-savings-tips-to-use-before-april-15.html

    Irish, you sneaky bastard. I'm not going to see you on Dateline NBC in a couple years am I? Brought to justice after scamming dozens of women that you woo'd through the interweb promising glamor, riches and tax advice?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If we can't laugh at silly stuff it would be a pretty boring world. The food is great and I'm biased but I think French women are pretty hot. Gotta admit, the attitude of a lot of people from Quebec leaves me pretty cold.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Block the guy in front of you works well until they flood a zone.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    The Bills GM was all over Cam Newton. Considering they already have a shit-hot QB in Fitzpatrick I don't know why. If I was Carolina I'd draft Miller, they just pulled the trigger on Clausen, give him a chance. Troy Aikman went 2-13.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No doubt about her acting skills. She's the same in every movie. However ...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Yeah, a little bug-eyed but I get it

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Everything I read says the Pats are going OL in the first round. Wouldn't you know they are one spot above us. We'll have to move up or they will beat us to the punch.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I heard they need a running back

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    i can't see Belichek wasting a 1st round pick on a running back.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    He'll trade down and get two seconds the shifty bastard.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    He'll trade the two seconds for a higher first and then draft Jesus.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Pretty sure they have like 6 picks in the first 3 rounds so they can pretty much do whatever they want.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    They own two first round picks, one at 17 and the other at 28, so it depends WHEN they will pick an OL - If they pick a T first like Constonzo or Smith, that shouldn't affect us too much. But knowing the Pats, they like to go defense first, then oline later, so they could snatch our Pouncey or Carimi if they fall that far in a heartbeat.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    How iin thee fuck do they always end up with like 5 picks in the first two rounds... like everyfuckingyear... oh yeah, they have a great GM AND coach... Shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    they're the bizarro bears. Whatever Angelo does, Kraft does the opposite. Seems to work, for them at least.
    Not to mention that they jacked the Vikings for the Moss trade (I think they got an extra 3rd too).

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    THAT is who I fucking want doing my drafting B4.

    Jesus, we have fucking elmer fudd

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    +1 on knox man...that guy terrifies me if there is a defender even near the damn ball

  • In reply to tedtaxon:

    +1
    He's fast, he's a scrappy little run-blocker, but that's it.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    No way around the elephant in the room. A big receiver that stretches the field, that increases the available target areas and can shield passes, pull down the jump-balls, all that good shit.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Am I the only one that wouldn't be bothered if Jerry and Lovie picked up an additional 2nd and 3rd round pick? Jerry seems to do a bit better with the mid rounds, and if someone like the Panthers or Bills have someone they're targeting at #29, I'd be ok with the Bears picking up an extra pick or two.

    That being said, if they pick at #29, Pouncey or Carimi...

  • In reply to IowaBear:

    +5 for the Piccalo avatar.

  • In reply to IowaBear:

    Or? You'd seriously pick Carimi over Pouncey? We need a center man, like yesterday. If we don't get Pouncey this year, we'll have to get a center next year. So when do we draft Urlacher's heir? The year after? 2013. A year or two to get him ready. 2015. Next year is probably Brian's last good one in terms of production. If we don't nab Pouncey, then it becomes a very interesting draft for us.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Anybody know Jeff's email address?

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I think it's jeff@dabearsblog.com

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I've been on the Carimi bandwagon from the get go since before the combine - heck, I'm driving that motherfu##er!(I also wouldn't mind Constonzo, although he too is projected to be gone). But since the combine, his stock has sky rocketed and now is probably going to go in the teens or early twenties, depending.

    Like I said, I want no "projects", and he fits the bill perfectly. He kinda reminds me of Bulaga of the Packs, and look how that turned out for them.

    Pouncey would be my second choice for this reason alone: if Garza or Butter get no push, Forte falls for a one yard gain. If Webb or Omiyale whiff on a block...well, we all saw what happened there.

    Unfortunately, I don't think either Carimi or Pouncey will still be on the board by the time we're on the clock, so the real question is - do we trade up for them, and if so, what would we give up? Or would we settle for a second round graded oline prospect at 29 when we can get a first round graded DT or WR?

    *footnote: I just checked the Bears roster on their homepage, and they have Omiyale listed as G - roh-roh. That might mean that C.Williams gets another crack at LT, Omiyale is moved inside, and we play musical chairs once again for half of a season.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    That would be braindead.
    Please baby jebus, neither one of those guys is a starter at G.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Good, Williams is a better tackle than Omelette when he wants to be. If OMG is at G that means we won't see him again. Williams, Asiata, Pouncey, Louis, Webb ... pick up what we can in the draft and FA ... we'll be okay. If we don't get Pouncey we're screwed.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, i don't think Asiata and Louis can get on the field. They had all last year to do it and they couldn't for some reason.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    word on the street has webb moving to lt and williams going to right tackle.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Cutler got fucking murdered several times this year solely because of Webb. I don't really want to see Webb, who is still a project, at LEFT TACKLE. AAARRRGHHHH!!!

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Poor bastard Chad Pennington. Tore his ACL playing pick up basketball. He was rehabbing his injured shoulder and was gonna make a comeback. Looks like that aint happening.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    He'll be back. He's the less-talented slightly younger Favre. Doesn't know when to walk away. I've always liked the heart on that guy though.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Pennington's muscles are made of tissue.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    Long time listener first time caller.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    long time no blog

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Is this really possible for us?: please baby jebus, my favorite of all the jebuses can you please give JA the wisdom to get this guy!

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Inside-the-Bears-draft-room.html

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Any of you guys think a team above us has a serious requirement for a center? Pouncey is perfect if he's there, regardless of who they draft later.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    If he's not, then draft Taylor and pray for Leshoure in the second.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    irish..+1 on that.

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    I'm on the POUNCEY band-wagon.

    The run of myth-busting pre-seasons may not be over Al. Two years ago, we made the trade that none of us thought would happen (but most of us wanted). The following year we signed the biggest free agent of the year. This year - we are going to trade up in the first round of the draft to get our future pro bowl center...

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Viva, you still owe me an essay. No extra ccredit until you deliver

  • In reply to DocNitty34:

    So, who do the "experts" have us picking? Well, it's been my experience that the most accurate mock drafts are by Mel "Legohead" Kiper on ESPN and Nolan "Rocky" Nowrocki on ProfootballWeekly (Nolan is esp insightful). Their last minute mock drafts, typically after FA and trades leading up to just before the draft are the most accurate. This year, however, may be different, for obvious reason. SO, who do they have us picking at 29?

    Mel - T Dereck Sherrod or Nate Solder http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6228476

    Nolan - DT Corey Liuget (Illinois)

    Other notable projections:

    Bleacher Reports: WR Randall Cobb (Kentucky)possibly Jonathan Baldwin (Pitts) - though Mayock calls Baldwin a "Diva" http://bleacherreport.com/articles/646174-nfl-draft-2011-latest-draft-news-surrounding-every-nfc-team/entry/56848-nfl-draft-2011-chicago-bears-could-be-a-good-fit-for-jonathan-baldwin

    Pat Kirwan: OT Carimi (He's the only one who has Carimi still on the board at 29)

    Steve Wyche OT Nate Solder (Col)

    I'm not sure if Mike Mayock actually does mock drafts, but he's a hell of a scout and I love his top 5 at each positions. This is how he ranks them:

    With the combine complete, here is my latest look at the top five prospects by position (underclassmen are indicated by a *).

    Quarterback:

    *1. Blaine Gabbert, Missouri
    2. Jake Locker, Washington
    *3. Cam Newton, Auburn
    *4. Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
    5. Christian Ponder, Florida State

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    Running back:

    *1. Mark Ingram, Alabama
    2. Daniel Thomas, Kansas State
    *3. Mikel LeShoure, Illinois
    *4. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech
    5. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State

    Wide receiver:

    *1. A.J. Green, Georgia
    *2. Julio Jones, Alabama
    *3. Torrey Smith, Maryland
    *4. Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh
    T-5. Titus Young, Boise State
    *T-5. Randall Cobb, Kentucky

    Tight end:

    *1. Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame
    2. Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin
    3. Luke Stocker, Tennessee
    4. D.J. Williams, Arkansas
    5. Virgil Green, Nevada

    Guard/center:

    1. Mike Pouncey, Florida
    2. Danny Watkins, Baylor
    3. Clint Boling, Georgia
    4. Marcus Cannon, TCU
    5. Rodney Hudson, Florida State

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    Tackle:

    1. Anthony Castanzo, Boston College
    *2. Tyron Smith, Southern California
    3. Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
    4. Nate Solder, Colorado
    T-5. Ben Ijalana, Villanova
    T-5. Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State

    Defensive end:

    *1. Robert Quinn, North Carolina
    *2. Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson
    *3. J.J. Watt, Wisconsin
    4. Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
    5. Cameron Jordan, California

    Defensive tackle:

    *1. Marcell Dareus, Alabama
    *2. Nick Fairley, Auburn
    *3. Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple
    *4. Corey Liuget, Illinois
    5. Stephen Paea, Oregon State

    Outside Linebacker:

    1. Von Miller, Texas A&M
    *2. Akeem Ayers, UCLA
    *3. Justin Houston, Georgia
    4. Bruce Carter, North Carolina
    5. Chris Carter, Fresno State

    Inside Linebacker:

    *1. Martez Wilson, Illinois
    2. Colin McCarthy, Miami (Fla.)
    3. Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina
    4. Casey Matthews, Oregon
    5. Kelvin Sheppard, LSU

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    Cornerback:

    *1. Patrick Peterson, LSU
    2. Prince Amukamara, Nebraska
    *3. Aaron Williams, Texas
    4. Jimmy Smith, Colorado
    *5. Brandon Harris, Miami (Fla.)

    Safety:

    *1. Rahim Moore, UCLA
    2. Ahmad Black, Florida
    3. Marcus Gilchrist, Clemson
    4. Quinton Carter, Oklahoma
    * 5. Tyler Sash, Iowa

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    So is Von Miller really the 2nd coming of Wilbur Marshall or what?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Von Miller is very good - maybe Wilbur Jr. His production, character, combine are off the chart. He maybe the next Patrick Willis. I'm just glad he's not gonna be in our division.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Is the Brady Quinn as real NFL player experiment now over?

    We need a bust scale. Call it the Leaf Spectrum.

    I don't put Quinn in the Leaf, spectacular fail range - more like a Joey Harrington Class bust. A Bustarooney. Maybe Brady can go hang out wherever Rick Mirer is at and they can swap golden domer bust stories.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Where would Cade McNone fit in?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    He's Joe Montana's pool boy.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Cade fetches Montana's shape-up shoes.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    oooohhhhhh... shapeups!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    look at the buns on that one....

    ... yeah, he must work out.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    +1 ont he projects. Ingram? Another mini-me, no? Do we need another small back?. Leshoure is 230 lbs and 6'0.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Leshoure is a beast.

  • ok! i'll be right over to visit your site. i can't wait to see the savings!!!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I'm sensing a bit of sarcasm.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Bears Blog Road Trip to Arizona

    In the morning, we all head over to Al's house and drink shots until the first of us passes out.

    Then, we head over to the Heart Attack Grill for dinner

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-robbins/being-fat-in-america_b_840994.html

    Of course, all of us must sport mustaches (even you Silvia, you are Italian!) and Ditka shirts on the flight.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hah! You wouldn't be there long because I know who passes out FIRST and FAST...ME!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    + a shitload onthe Moostaches. I'd out drink the entire blog

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Careful Coach. One of the posters might be a 500 lb piss tank.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    The opulence.... i has it.

  • You accept the paypal all right. In the prison shower.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    no cartons of cigarettes. preferably camel no filter...hehehehe

  • I'll take one of each. Do you take monopoly money?

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Of COURSE he takes Monopoly Money. What do you think this country is printing these days?

  • Isn't that the same price your mother charges for a blowjob? you piece of dogshit

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