Available on the Second Day: Offensive Line

A few things to note about last year's first round for the Chicago Bears.  (1) Team don't trade in front of other teams for no reason.  The Chiefs believed the Bears wanted Jon Baldwin at wide receiver.  I think they might have been right.  (2) In that regard, the Bears were insanely lucky about the Jerry Angelo front office "glitch" that prohibited them making that selection.  Spend the cash, sign Sidney Rice.  (3) Angelo admitted that if Carimi were off the board, the Bears were selecting DT Stephen Paea out of California.  (4) The Bears got the guy they needed. 

With the knowledge of number three above, I assume Jerry and company will believe they've appeased the fans with the half-Jewish, all-awesome Gabe Carimi and will now draft what they want most: defensive line depth.  But I don't care.  Here are the offensive line prospects who might be of interest today.  Will these guys be there?  Who the hell knows?  But when Chris Ponder goes 12th in an NFL Draft, all bets are off.

Note: You guys discussed Wisconsin's John Moffitt yesterday in the comments and I discussed Florida State's guard/center combo Rodney Hudson last week.  Both are likely to be available at the tail end of tonight's second round.

THE GUARDS
(All Descriptions From CNNSI.com)
Orlando Franklin, Miami
Positives: "Big offensive lineman who's shown flashes of
ability the past three years. Quickly sets up off the snap, keeps his
feet moving,
and makes terrific use of body positioning.
Stays square, controls defenders once engaged at the point of attack,
and anchors
in pass protection. Strong enough to ride
oncoming rushers from the play."

Negatives: Does too
much leaning on opponents and rarely finishes blocks. Ineffective with
his hands and displays marginal strength.
Played left tackle yet does not possess the
footwork necessary to block the edge. Slow if asked to kick out or pull
and shows
no skill in motion.

Analysis: "Franklin
is a size prospect who has been productive on the college level but has
not been the consistent force many thought
possible. His technique is still rough around
the edges, but his size alone gives him good upside. He's likely to be
over-drafted
and may take a while to develop."

Marcus Cannon (great name), TCU
Positives: "Large, athletic blocker who easily controls
defenders once engaged the point of attack. Blocks with good lean, shows
the
ability to adjust, and stays square. Quickly
gets his hands into defenders, rides opponents from their angle of
attack, and
keeps his feet moving. Gets movement run
blocking and effectively blocks with his legs. Solid footwork sliding
out off the
edge. Large enough to engulf opponents. Moves
well on his feet."

Negatives: "Must properly condition himself, as he's too big. Played upwards of 375 pounds as a senior."

Analysis: "At
the top of his game, Cannon is a blocking prospect who can be a
dominant force at several positions up front. He comes
with starting potential once he smoothes out the
rough edges of his game and commits himself to proper conditioning off
the
field."

Ben Ijalana, Villanova

Positives: "Large, powerful college left tackle that
projects to the right side in the NFL. Big bodied lineman with the size
and strength
to swallow or engulf defenders at the point of
attack. Extends his hands, keeps his feet moving, and is patient in pass
protection.
Keeps his head on a swivel, shows good
awareness, and easily controls opponents at the point of attack. Blocks
with a wide
base, uses his entire frame, and is effective
when he bends his knees. Gets movement in run blocking and easily turns
defenders
from the action."

Negatives: "Lacks
agility, struggles to adjust, and ineffective in motion. Lumbers about
the field and does not display top footwork
sliding out at left tackle. Exploited by speedy
rushers. Struggled in the pre-draft process recovering from sports
hernia
surgery."

Analysis: "Ijalana
been productive throughout his college career and possesses enough size
and strength to be used at right tackle or
guard in the NFL. He improved his game as a
senior when he was more diligent with his mechanics, and he will be
productive
in the NFL if he does the little things well on a
consistent basis."

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  • Firstness.

  • Cannon has testicular cancer.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Cannon has non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It's very treatable but he most likely wont be playing this year. He'll probably be available late in the draft or through FA.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    Maybe he will be able to play this year if he's lucky.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/04/26/source-marcus-cannon-tests-positive-for-lymphoma/

  • In reply to jbenton:

    NOTE TO YOU ALL: Absolutely everyone I correspond with (and some are inside a bit) say the Bears are looking defensive tackle tonight.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    i can live with that; unless a WR pops out of nowhere, they should look at DT (have to fill that hole). hopefully Paea's on the board, but if not, let's get Austin (trust me: that kid's going to be ridiculous). Pep & Austin on the same side? that's scary.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Detroit's DL - that's scarier.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Detroit's going to be a problem on defense. for our boys' sake (mostly Cutler), hope Fairley's a bust, but I highly doubt he will be. Suh + Fairley = ridiculousness to the 115th power.

    after JA gets a DT, need to get a lineman in either the 3rd or 4th (hopefully 4th if there's a steal to be made). would really like to get a WR for the cheap in the 5th, but Sidney Rice (if he has that hip & brain together) should be courted.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    +1 on JC...we need to get a guard or guards in FA asap..blogader I like Franklin too

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    NO WR in the draft please FQ.. ESPECIALLY later round project... with angelo picking. Bill walsh or billecheat are different stories. Angelo ain't picking any jerry rice'... trust me.

    Can Angelo be fired for last nights bungle? Fucken a man, I just want a GM who's fucking competent.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    well look, everything worked out. JA's still terrible, but the team has a stout OT. let's give him a mully based on that and see where the rest of the draft takes us.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    for a moment i thought Jerry had pulled the deal with Ravens because he found out that KC and Pats didn't want Carimi and therefore saved us giving away a draft pick. Turns out he just is an idiot and KC and Pats didn't want Carimi.
    I will let it slide as long as we end up with some badass DL or DB. Sign Jenkins in FA if we don't. Sign Rice or other tall fast awesome receiver if we go DT in draft.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    FQ!!! DUDE!!!

    The guy has gotten so many fucking mullys there are no more to give anyone else. He should be gone.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yea, but this is different; he did bring Cutty in (that's the ONLY reason why he gets it). this is JA's final moment to show his worth; so far so good (we have a beast OT)...now time for the real deal.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Pompei wrote about the Suh and Fairley thing too, and the prospect scares the bejeebers out of me.

    PLEASE find a good center/guard!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    don;t know what it is Dave, but my gut tells me Fairley is going to bust... maybe not in year 1 or 2, but he will. I don't know, I watched him in that interview with Chuckie and I was pretty shocked at how bad he was...

    He has all the skills it takes to bust. Lazy, not bright, one year wonder at school, not great character (lazy), etc...

    Maybe I'm totally wrong, but I wouldn't have wanted us taking him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "the glitch" is a weird story. what if he traded up and took baldwin? i have a feeling that might have been the case and i think "the glitch" might have been very helpful to the future of the bears.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Agree 100% Jeff, but that's honestly how you want your GM doing business?????? This is the fucking NFL and isn't the playground. We're talking peoples entire lives/careers and millions and millions of dollars.

    How do you not have everything ready for a possible trade up, how? Paperwork ready, most of the boxes filled in, numbers straight, people at the ready.

    It boggles my mind that Jerry still has his job. I know I'm the most vocal opponent on the board, but fuck man... how do you conduct business the way he has and still have a job!?

    I just can't stomach the fact that we got our best pick in many years and jerry got there because of blind fucking luck because he's a moron? Put THAT on your resume.

    GP< can we please see a link to your shirt design?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    damn HTML... GP, please provide a link to your shirt design (jeff...) which SO perfectly seems to work with angelo over and over. The gift that keep giving.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://s838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/MikeD-2010/?action=view¤t=angelooo.jpg

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    blogfader..... I agree on our luck because of the "glitch" maybe this has been JA's problem before he needs a glitch to actually have it pay off.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    JA reminds me of a teenager in the back of his daddy's sedan with his first date ever and creams his jeans and then three months later she tells him she's pregnant with his kid.. Immaculate Conception? maybe?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=6448930

    Moments after the Chicago Bears made him the 29th pick of the NFL draft on Thursday, offensive tackle Gabe Carimi got a sense of who was the happiest to have him on board.

    "Jay Cutler sent me a nice text," Carimi said Friday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "He was actually one of the first people to send me a text. I think he was No. 3, so he must have really known I was going to get selected right there.

    "I reached back out and told him I was so pumped to be a Bear and to be able to give him the time he needs."

    Considering Cutler was sacked 57 times and missed a game after a concussion last season, it's no surprise he was so eager to welcome the tackle from Wisconsin.

    Carimi joked that Cutler said: "Concussions really suck Gabe, I don't want any more."

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    FQ..NICE FUCKING FIND!!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    let's fucking do this. Tice needs more guys to work with. I want angry dudes that finish blocks and can get coached up by Tice. This feels right. I want cocky sons of bitches like Carimi. I want him to grow a sick 1978 mustache or a fu manchu for the season and i want fucking unsportsmanlike conduct penalties to keep those d tackles honest against us.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    waffle +1

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    want some "cheese" with that whine?
    http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-04-29/reggie-bush-hints-hes-done-with-saints-after-mark-ingram-pick?utm_source=bleacherreport.com&utm_medium=referral

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    did you see how I did that?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    http://knowyourmeme.com/i/626/original/ohoq9.jpg

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    really?:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/683723-2011-nfl-mock-draft-predictions-for-rounds-2-and-3/page/31

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    could "The Glitch" comeback to bite us with a compensation pick to the Ravens?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    JA is still an idiot but at least his mild retardation was overcome by dumb luck. Bur let's all hope we don't have to rely on JA fuckups to get us the right man in the second round. Like my grandma used to say, even a blind squirrel will find a nut every now and then.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Sac1BF..you mean even waffle's wasted squirrel?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Jeff - Half-Jewish All-Awesome - that's fantastic! (and a little bit like me! I'm thinking T Shirt!)

    We now have a new name for JA - Glitch - just Glitch

    I think it will be okay if it turns out as Jeff's insiders suggest - DT for Round 2, as long as you go straight back to Oline for Round 3. Totally agree with no drafting of WR's. Since it's draft time again, can't I bring up (again) the wish/hope/prayer of an NFL caliber fullback to go behind our New and Improved Line?

    That Atlanta trade was among the stupidest deals I've ever heard of in the NFL. And wonderful that the Queens are back to their old stupidity with a terrible #12 pick, and possibly continued assurances into the future that they will go Quarterbackless. If only they were our only opponent in the North...

    Can't wait for tonight!!! Also, is it true that FA actually starts on Monday? Is that happening?

    GO BEARS!!!!!!

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    We don't use a true fullback in our current offense.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    i just posted on cutlers facebook page that Stafford, Rodgers and Ponder are DEAD!!!!!! PONDER!!!!!!!!!! WTF??????

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Food for thought:

    Last year the Arizona Cardinals drafted Herman Johnson(http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009/profiles/herman-johnson?id=71347), and placed him on their practice squad. JA swooped in and signed him to our 53 man roster mid way through the season (much like the Bengals snatched that QB we drafted last year...). I'm sure Tice's fingerprints were all over that transaction.

    I think the BT thinks the guard position is set.

    We need a DT in a huge way. Stephen Paea is still on the board, and Marinelli thought he had first round credentials.

    I see JA making a move tonight to snatch him up.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Wait, don't we already have a carbon copy one of those (motor pacific islander DT) Viva?

    http://www.chicagobears.com/team/player.asp?player_id=163

    Do we REALLY need another one? I did a little research, but Paea's claim to fame is bench pressing, not footballing.

    He sounds a lot like Toe: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2011/players/79775.html#ixzz1KvV0XDAl

    Negatives: Easily out-positioned or neutralized at the point by a single blocker. Lacks great bulk on the inside. Did not improve as much as a senior as most scouts thought was possible.

    Analysis: "Paea is a tremendous college defensive lineman who plays with a nonstop motor. Size is a limiting factor yet if put in a position to best use his talents, he will undoubtedly produce at the next level as a starter. He would be best as a three-technique lineman or one-gap tackle."

    Moffitt or one of the other rd 2 gaurds please! We can pick up a great value DL in 3 or 4.

    And lobo, taking a fucking WR in Rd 2 is insane.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB....never said about a WR..I want my two guards. I think franklin is a possibility or go into FA

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    your link above has us taking a WR in 2... not you lobo. We all know what you want.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Totally. We want a guy that can play football, not show off in the gym.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    If you guys need any proof that America is losing it's place as the best country in the world one need only look at 2 things:

    1. Transformers 2 (possibly the worst movie ever made) - netted a BILLION dollars.
    2. Check the comments on the chicagobears.com Facebook running commentary. These people actually have the right to vote. God help us all.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    ...and you're realizing this just now johnny.

    Let me repeat myself again, "we're all fucked anyway" Just one more year and it all comes crashing down: http://www.adishakti.org/mayan_end_times_prophecy_12-21-2012.htm

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    2 selected quotes from chicagobears.com facebook thread:

    1. hester should retire
    2. Cutler is the worst QB in the league

    I didn't even have the energy to log in and cuss them out because then they can see my facebook page. I hate people.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    clarification:

    i hate stupid people

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    See, I still think we may have been separated at birth.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Oh Jerry, you got us Carimi
    Can't believe you made my pants creamy

    Now don't fuck it up with a shitty ass pick
    Go after Moffitt you silly ass prick

    o-line,o-line is what we need
    if you don't come through I might make you bleed

    Then in the third you can get your d-line
    But if you pick one too early I'm breaking your spine.

    Jerry, oh Jerry make this team better
    Don't let our Cutler's brain be turned to Cheddar.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Here's the story from Peter King about the trade. At least it WAS for Carimi apparently. The Ravens got screwed out of a 4th round pick for this, and I'm guessing (and I think hoping) that the Bears say "Sorry but we're keeping the pick." On the other hand, it doesn't look like Ravens were actually damaged - they got the guy they wanted. The Bears were just going to gift them an extra 4th rounder for doing what they wanted to do anyway.

    So...

    nice job! GLITCH.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Before I get to the story of the night, the mega-trade between Cleveland and Atlanta that I'm sure made Sean Payton cringe, an explanation of the weirdness that happened with Baltimore on the clock at pick 26, weirdness that is not over:
    Chicago, picking 29th, and Baltimore, at 26, finalized a trade that would have had them switch slots, with the Ravens getting the Bears' fourth-round pick in return. Chicago would take Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi, and the Ravens, if Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith was still on the board, would take Smith at 29. With two minutes left in the Ravens' period, the deal was done. Under NFL rules, each team has to report the trade to NFL draft headquarters at Radio City Music Hall. The Ravens called it in. They assumed Chicago called it in, but due to a miscommunication in the Bears draft room, no one from Chicago ever called the league. As the clock ticked down to zero, and Chicago was on the phone with Carimi to tell him he was going to be their pick, Baltimore noticed no one at the league had announced the trade and Chicago's pick of Carimi. Meanwhile, Kansas City, with the 27th pick, rushed its card to the desk at Radio City, taking Pittsburgh wideout Jonathan Baldwin.
    Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome, on an open line to New York, demanded to know why the trade hadn't gone through. Chicago never called to confirm it, Newsome was told. Baltimore was infuriated. The league didn't allow the trade. The Ravens picked Smith at 27 (not 26; Kansas City was awarded the 26th pick and picked Baldwin, because the Chiefs got the pick in before the Ravens did), and the Bears got lucky, getting Carimi at 29.
    "Whatever you hear, Baltimore did everything the right way," Bears GM Jerry Angelo told Chicago media. "There were a lot of things happening in the draft room. We were getting a lot of calls, we just ... dropped the ball. I dropped the ball. I can't say anything more than that."
    All's well that ends well, you say? Not so fast. Angelo called Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti to apologize, but Bisciotti wanted the fourth-round pick anyway, claiming it was part of the deal they'd agreed to. In fact, I'm told Bisciotti today will push to get the fourth-round pick, or to make the situation right in some way.
    The league is under no obligation to do so, because the trade was never official. And maybe all's fair in love and draft-night trades, but as far as Baltimore's concerned, I don't think this one's over. I think the Ravens will ask the league to award them some compensation from Chicago before the draft resumes at 6 p.m. Eastern today. Stay tuned.

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    I posted earlier:

    could "The Glitch" comeback to bite us with a compensation pick to the Ravens?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Jerry will probably give them next years first rounder.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    http://s838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/MikeD-2010/?action=view¤t=angelooo.jpg

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    I want more solid offensive linemen but i feel guilty because deep inside I want Bowers to line up opposite of Peppers. I know it is wrong of me to think that but how fucking sweet would it be, you know, as long as Bowers knee is not fucked? Bowers will be one of the first 5 selected tonight.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    tommie II

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    I will repeat..repeat..repeat:

    Guard!!
    Guard!!
    Guard!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    i know you are right Lobo. I just can't help myself. I like the thought of other teams fearing our defense. Right now teams are mildly concerned. I want them to shit their fucking pants when they think about us.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I can see that Waffle but is anyone left in this draft going to scare anyone? There could be but why not go after a FA DT.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    i agree, i want Jenkins from GB but i think he was an end in the 3-4? does that fit for us??

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I thought they converted him after they switched from the 4-3. Not sure though. Good question.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    From what I've read, he switched to DE in 2007, long before they switched to the 3-4.
    He's going to be fine wherever he lines up.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    That Baltimore crap is all bullshit. They know how it works. When the clock ran down and nothing got finalized, make your pick! These guys are acting like a bunch of farmers going to the dance for the first time. I think the Bears got wind Carimi was going to still be there and let the clock run out on that deal. We got our man and still have our 4th round pick which will be be even more salt in the wound if we get a good starter in that round.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    ahhhh Murph... hope springs eternal. I have to give you credit for your positive outlook my man.

    The Simple Truth: Jerry Angelo is a real-life fucking dunce, but got so damn lucky it's actually funny.

    I don't watch the office at all, but from the commercials, Jerry is a lot like Steve Carel's character.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..that's really giving JA a lot of credit...lol

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Look at that face lobo...

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/04/29/jerry-angelo-takes-blame-for-ravens-snafu/related

    ...then tell me you think he brilliantly masterminded an on-purpose botched trade that could have had the chiefs swooping unfront of both us and the ravens to pick The Bear Jew! (the reason for the trade in the first place)??

    No WAY! LOOK AT HIS FACE!!!

    If that isn't the face of the village idiot, I don't know what is.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    in front

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..What I'm saying is your really giving JA way to much I think he's worse than Steve Carel's character...He "IS" the village this was our war room last night:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR9_qiyc-6Y

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    "village idiot" is what I want to write and that was our "BEARS MANAGEMENT" dancing........MB do you see we are on the same page bro!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    read my previous post's and you'll see that I think we may need to do "THE GLITCH" on every draft from this point on!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    When does the draft start up again today?

  • In reply to Shady:

    I thought it started in prime time again (8pm EST)...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    So not until tonight, huh? Sometimes I wish they would go back to the old days of the draft and start it earlier and get more picks in. Not sure about this format yet.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    yep.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    did anyone else think that GB pick was a waste for them? sherrod

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Knowing Glitch and the Bears luck, Carmini will likely bust while Sherrod will have an all-pro career.

  • In reply to Shady:

    don't say that!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    besides sherrod doesn't have a fucking awesome nickname like the Bear Jew... or the Jewish Hammer!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Or the Jewish Bear Hammer... What?

  • In reply to Shady:

    nice!

  • In reply to Shady:

    ohhhh..shady that hurts.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    That's what she said?

  • In reply to Shady:

    lol

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Sid Rice with Knox on the other side, with Hester and Bennett rotating reps in the slot - is a good attack. Olsen and Manofmoolah at TE. Esp. if we pickup a FB that will stay healthy or get a slice of the Samoan sandwich back.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm still looking forward to seeing what Unga can do. If he can block, he's going to be a nice change of pace to Forte. Don't give a damn what they do with Cheetah.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    get me a fucking oline to protect jay and we can keep the midgets we have now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Boom!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    When does Angelo's contract run out? After this year, doesn't it? He's ready to retire. He looks like shit, and this latest gaffe makes him look even more like a fucking retard in the eyes of the national media. I'd love to give him some credit for grabbing Peppers, but the fact of the matter is we can thank Gaines Adams death for Peppers. Morbid as that may sound it's the truth. If Gaines Adams didn't have an inlarged heart, we probably don't make the playoffs last year. On a side note, I love the Carimi pick. We need someone on here to change there moniker to the Bear Jew!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Manofmookah should be taken out back and shot. Olsen and an expanded role for Kellen Davis. If we need an extra blocker on the line, line up Omayale at a tight end spot. He probably runs better routes and has better hands than Man of shit anywho.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    .........Round 2 Hot Spots........

    Since I

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Can someone please stop Angelo from getting to the draft today? I'm pretty sure he is completely incapable of making two decent draft choices in a row. I do hope to see O-line but I could easily see Angelo picking up a D-lineman or even a safety. And with how poorly Maynard was kicking last season I wouldnt be surprised if we came out of the later rounds with a new kicker.

  • In reply to Shady:

    this commercial is as stupid as our "Idiot Savant GM" the end says it all:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UxFIBY74P8&

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady, I thought the exact same thing. Hope we're both wrong.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Don't pay attention to Bank's picks... he didn't do too well in rd one, but check out all the talent still available in rd two... specifically at OL and DB

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/don_banks/04/29/second-round-mock-draft/index.html?eref=sihp

    If we take a WR over an OL, DL, or DB I will be PISSED!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...com'n man you know JA is pounding his meat right now for a DL/DB...it's like a moth to a flame..he can't help but be a dipshit..it's in his DNA.."The Glitch" was a moment of sanity for this organization:

    the other times "The Glitch" showed up

    1. getting our franchise QB
    2. getting Peppy
    3. last night getting what we really needed

    our idiot savant(JA)is going to have a hard time getting another O-line for this team. Even though Tice is in the corner with a baseball bat wanting to beat that pinata badly.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    http://s838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/MikeD-2010/?action=view¤t=angelooo.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    We can always count on you GP..LOL!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    The Bears wanted Carimi at 26. They were willing to give up a 4th rounder to get there. Angelo screwed the Ravens with a baseball bat in the ass, and the Chiefs were also dickwads jumping the gun like that. The Chiefs could have called the Ravens and asked why their pick wasn't in. All is fair I guess.

    Angelo is now known as a liar to the Ravens.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I don't think the guy's a liar... you have to somewhat intelligent to be a good liar.

    He's just a baffoon.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    idiot savant..boys....idiot savant

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I honestly think it was deliberate. We don't know the history between the organizations, but Jerry is an exceptional liar - I see him do it all the time.

    Even when everybody knows he's lying, he does it with a straight face.

    The Ravens "tort" is that the Chiefs ended up picking ahead of them. All in all, it's not a wrong unless the Chiefs took the player the Ravens wanted, which they didn't.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP....and that's were the blind squirrel comes in.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    JA's draft day yesterday:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdS_5a3r7_U

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    for our blind squirrel and waffle:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psEF8yEJpDk

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    for you MB...previous way (JA) did Draft Days before "The Glitch"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqVBKO_QM3o

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I move that we start calling JA "Glitch" from now on...and I'm putting it to a vote. All in favor?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    eye (see ho... never mind)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    All in favor say "aye" those opposed "nay"

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Jurrell Casey

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Q..we call him "glitch" that's actually a good thing...and I don't want to give this bitch any credit..he lucked into "The Glitch"

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'm good with "Glitch" but if some posters think that is too positive we could go with "Checkbox Glitch". That would certainly clear up any positive connotations.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like this kid Gilchrist out of Clemson to play FS:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2011/players/70212.html

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    5 central time I think

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    6 pm EST, 5 pm CT

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I know Lobo. I got it... I was just kind of continuing to go off on my rant.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    rant all the way ..it's well deserved

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and now for something completely different:
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81f92334/article/even-with-ponder-in-mix-vikes-appear-destined-to-add-mcnabb?module=HP_headlines

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, I love your passion! Hope springs eternal for Bears fans. You weren't around for the really lean years. These guys are genius compared to stuff I've lived through.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Amen Murph! Although, JA is a pretty dim bulb.

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Fuck Baltimore. If they want JA as compensation, I'm all for it. Otherwise, go pound sand.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    CB..o.k. we will give them JA

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    JA was jamm'n this in the war room last night:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWUBHA2DBDA

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    From Wikipedia:

    "Gabe Carimi (pronounced kuh-REE-mee; born June 13, 1988), nicknamed 'The Jewish Hammer' 'The Hammer', and 'The Bear Jew' is an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears."

    The Bear Jew? Awesome.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Fucking AWESOME!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIja0yValiE

  • In reply to Shady:

    That IS awesome!!!

    I'm not much for the ultraviolence in my motion pictures, but Inglorious Basterds was a worthy exception. And having a lineman with "The Bear Jew" for a nickname is beyond sick.

    In my mind I can hear Kreutz calling out "Hey Carimi, we got us a cheesehead who wants to die for country (music), oblige him." Then he comes out of the Soldier field tunnel with a baseball bat over his shoulder. That would be epic.

    http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/100869385

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Can we give them Omelette as compensation?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish..I likey.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'd prefer JA but OMG works for me.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    with the way it is going, do the FA's go by 4 years or six to be a restricted player? is it 2010 rules?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Transformers 2 made a Billion?

    Can't vote your way out of an unpayable debt to the Federal Reserve, Waffle. It's a scam, and all people have to do is petition their congressmen to repeal the Federal Reserve Act. It makes no difference who you vote for. Same people holding up both sock puppets. There is only the illusion of democracy in the USA, the Bush administration left it more like a fascist state after they ripped out any last freedoms with Homeland security, the Patriot Act, Joint resolutions and executive orders. Bolivia - there's a real democracy at work.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    MB -

    I'm on your SIGN SIDNEY RICE bandwagon!!

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    FA....for Sideny Rice

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Hip problem sorted?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish...He has more upside than down...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Shit JA you need to upgrade your phone:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__Mo_s0xjPHk/S4b6kxpDSgI/AAAAAAAAAi0/sTz2iTR0Wj8/s320/old-cell-phones-get-cingular-fee.jpg

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    It's not over yet, we could get punished for this. Like having Angela as a GM isn't punishment enough.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Ha!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Summa youz guyz are crazy...

    Carimi, OL, OL, DL, DB, Best value... or at worst, Carimi, OL, DL, OL, DB, Best value

    There are deals out there, and tice should be the guy doing the drafting for the next two rounds unless all the hidden gems are all gone (which I doubt). Then Mari can go get his DL in 4, and finally for the last two rds, unlock the closet and let Angelo pick his project/bust DB and LB.

    We need more linemen man, bottom line (see that?)

    Then in FA:

    * Center and/or guard/LT (I think we should do both)
    * WR

    Think about this offseason:

    - Carimi
    - a rd 2 guard who can play this year
    - A tested, better than average FA Center/guard
    - AND a tested and better that average FA L or R Tackle
    (yes, that's all out there in FA this year)
    - Sidney fucking Rice
    - Some late rd DB (UCLA?) who turns out to be a diamond in the rough and takes ownership of our weak FS spot

    ...yeah, dream scenario... but a girl CAN dream!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    How about this guy? We seem have done okay with small school guys, and this dude will probably be available. Too much of a reach for 2nd round?

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/william-rackley?id=2495329

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I suppose whoever we get, he better be a mean s.o.b. Given that Fairley was (evidently) considered to be one of the dirtiest players in college football and has Suh next to him, we will need to fight fire with fire.

    I know they are still Detroit, but just how many beatings do we expect Cutty to take?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think we have enough late round picks at DB, that's the problem. You want a starting safety, you draft the dude in round one.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'd be happy with Greg Little or Leshoure.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Someone said about the Detroit pick last night that great defensive linemen help the secondary a lot better than the other way around.

    I agree that we need a WR, but the top impact players are gone and Round 1 probably saw a couple of guys overvalued already. More importantly though, a great offensive line probably makes the wide recievers look better than the other way around. Especially as the season drags on, we need Cutler upright clear-headed. He'll make the throws if he has the time.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    agreed. he also throws well when he is rolling out. I'm not being paid Martz coin but shouldn't we be rolling the pocket often like in Denver? Wouldn't that be an easy solution as we work on our offensive line issues? Also, if Forte doesn't catch a minimum of 7 per game i will vomit. He had 10 for 91 against the Packers. Why can't it be that way every game? 100 on the ground and 75-100 in the air is not unreasonable.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I too would like to say Forte go 100/100 with seven catches per game. But he's not going to win games by himself. There is room to get better at WR.

    Unfortunatly, as I said, we're not going to see that hole filled in this draft. We need to get value picks that Jerry excels at with a focus on beefing up the line.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Plus Van Den Bosch ...

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I am hoping they take Moffitt with the number two. We need another animal on OL. Can be a guard or a center, and we need both. If the Bears take a DT, he had better be a freaky good bookend to JP. Otherwise Moffitt. Third round a tall DB with good speed. FA for a WR that is feared. Then draft JA specialties in the late rounds.

  • In reply to MichBearFan:

    special team wrecking balls for 6th & 7th

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    bbbbbbbblllllllllleeeeeeecccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhh,,,damn it JA think outside the box

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Hey Jeff, what DT are availble.

    Besides Austin and Phea

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    can anyone explain how the FUCK JA got his job...

    from "THE GLITCH"....The Bears agreed on a trade with the Ravens but they failed to follow NFL protocol and the deal fell was never consummated by the league, allowing the Chiefs, who were to pick 27th, to move ahead of the Ravens.

  • Cannon sounds interesting if Rusty gets to grips with his weight. If not he could hide Cutler in his belly flaps.

  • Angelo: Blame me for failed trade

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    "Whatever you hear, Baltimore did everything the right way," Angelo said. "There were a lot of things happening in the draft room. We were getting a lot of calls, we just ... dropped the ball. I dropped the ball. I can't say anything more than that."

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Or Greg Little? And then snag Clint Boling in the third ...

    From Nfl.com:

    Boling's a prospect with a lot of starting experience at both guard and tackle who profiles best as an NFL guard. A savvy, maximum-effort guy who could find a home with a franchise that values technique and mobility up front above pure strength. Has great awareness and understands the finer points of line play. Is comfortable when zone blocking or matched up against speed rushers or gap penetrators in pass protection. Isn't going to blow defenders off the ball and stand his ground against the bull rush. Experienced, versatile and durable, Boling could come off the board in the third round.

  • What if Mikel Leshoure is there ...?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I want to say yes, but I know we have to say no.

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