The Bears First Round Pick: Gabe Carimi

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Analysis From Me

Positives: He is a four-year starter in a great linemen conference.  Mike Mayock described him a a nasty player in the model of John Runyan.  He can start at either guard position or right tackle for the Bears tomorrow, allowing them to move J'Marcus Webb to left tackle as was discussed much of last year.  Also, Carimi thought he was the best tackle in the draft.  Welcome to Chicago.  Prove it.

Negatives: Struggles with some speed rushers due to inconsistent footwork, but that was on the left side primarily.  His athleticism is sometimes questioned for that reason but I'll take grit and toughness over athleticism on the line any day.

Overall: I don't love the pick.  I adore it.  I never thought it could happen.

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  • First to say, me thinks the gods of football felt sad for our 30 ranked offense.

    Awesome.

  • They have a lot of trust in Webb.

    Webb-Williams-Kreutz-Garza-Carimi

    That is the line up at the moment

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I would be fine with Carimi at LG to get him on the field early. I'm not sure about Webb moving to LT to start the season, especially not with our schedule front-loaded like it is.

    And that's not saying I love Omiyale at LT, but he's still the best option on the table unless Webb develops a ton over the summer.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Webb is an abysmal blocker due to his size and sloth, he's got upside in the run game - under no circumstances should the franchise's blind side be protected by that guy. If Carimi's as good as advertised then he should be our LT. Did we not do the same thing with Chris Williams already, moving the first round pick to accommodate Orlando?

    Omelette's no more than a backup for me. Seeing as the DT talent to replace Tommie are all off the board we have to go guard next, and bad as our line is it wouldn't harm things to grab another guard/tackle in round 3. I don't think we should draft any receivers either. We need to win it all this year or next, and that means some FA talent must come in at WR. One signing. A large beastly man, akin to either of the top 6 WRs picked in round one this year. Then we can play some ball and compete with the Packers. Losing the last game of the regular season to them was so huge.

    By the way, Jeff, might there be a ticket or two up for grabs for the Bucs game in London?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    The knock on Carimi at LT is the same as with Webb - power guy, not enough foot quickness.

    OTOH we appear to be set at Right Tackle for the foreseeable future.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Issues with leverage too apparently, but seems like the bods think he will project better on the right. Which just leaves with the left, the center, and the two guards to sort out.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, you may be right. But Lovie/Tice like Webb on the left side.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    All with you on sticking with OL picks; so far I'd have to say I'm happy, but it is early.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    WWW.NFL.COM/WTF?
    =================
    At least our GM is only on crack, this guy in ATL is on PCP .....

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff invested much of his 2011 and 2012 drafts in a bold draft-day trade that brought Alabama receiver Julio Jones to Atlanta.

    The Falcons selected Jones with the sixth overall pick, acquired from the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night for a package of five draft picks, including Atlanta's No. 27 overall selection in the first round this year and the team's first-round pick in 2012.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    insane.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    i don't think it was that crazy. they have a young team and can pick up a TE later in the draft. Now they have 2 fucking beasts at WR and a bunch of 2's , 3's and 4's. They are set on D as well so it was actually a pretty ballsy move.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Problem is, neither one of their beastly wide receivers is very beastly at actually holding on to the ball.

    I think that was fucking bonkers.
    They didn't lose to GB because of their offense anyway, IIRC.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MBP - didn't Roddy White have like 1300 yards last year?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Fair enough.
    For some reason I always associate him with ill-timed drops. This kid they just drafted OTOH was getting ripped for his lack of hands. With the free agents available next week, why sacrifice two drafts in a row for a meh talent at wideout?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    kinda funny: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/682644-2011-nfl-draft-grades-report-card-for-every-pick-of-round-1

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Roddy White = Fantasy Football Gold.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    They do need a WR, but maaaaan ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Kinda let's us off the hooks directly and indirectly.

    Ditka gives up the barn for Ricky Williams
    Bears for Cutler

    Now, there's a new contender...

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Nothing tops the Minnesota trade for Walker, giving Dallas a chance at a dynasty. Which they took.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0429-bears-chicago-nfl-draft--20110428,0,2019720.story

    Chris Williams can't be a fucking bust. He has to step up this season. Tice needs to get his hooks into him.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    All the Angelo defenders will NEVER get me to admit the guy is even a decent fucking GM. I mean seriously, can you see NE pulling some bush-league shit like this. Jesus, how fucking embarrassing Angelo you complete fucking ponce!:

    "Talk about a swing of luck. If Carimi had not been available, the Bears were poised to select Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea. Instead, Angelo got his man and then he phoned Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome to apologize.

    "Whatever you hear, Baltimore did everything the right way," Angelo said. "That was my fault. We thought we were following everything and we just ran out of time. It was a glitch on our part. That glitch is under my reign."

    He is the GWB of football. Brutal.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jebus that's embarrassing. Jerry Homer-ed into Carimi.

    And if there's any Ravens fans reading this, feel free to run Jerry Angelo out of the league lol

    However, don't the Ravens ultimately have the responsiblity of looking at the clock?

    Safe to say, they won't be trading with us in the foreseeable future.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't get it. The onus is on Baltimore to make their pick ... and they're blaming Angela ? There has to be a guy with a stopwatch and a player's name on standby, no ? That's unforgiveable, there should be an autopick.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I was just thinking about Herman Johnson. he is our 6'7 360 offensive lineman from LSU. Maybe he will develop a little. he's so fucking small though. how can he compete?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    How many 6'7" linemen do we have under contract now?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    He's probably got the heart of a lion Waffle, little Peewee Herman there, l'il fella ....

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Doesn't it just figure that the one screw-up in the whole first round is Jerry Angelo's.

    But, I do like Carimi's comment about converting about 100 Packer fans into Bears fans.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Sneak Peak at possible Round 2 pick for the Bears.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4670448/day-2-preview-plenty-of-dl-talent-there

    More on this manana. Gonna try to finally get some sleep.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    This was the worst decision on draft day. You don't give up THAT much for a guy to line up at the second wideout spot. Although taking Ponder at 12 is a close second.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I would like to thank Jacksonville, Minnesota and New Orleans for doing everything they could to get us Gabe Carimi.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Minny screwed the pooch picking Ponder... and Peter Pepper picked a pepper and Run Rock rhymed.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    One of their best songs. Nice.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Also, i ran some numbers and i know we were ranked 30th in offense with out offensive line. I added back in a game and a half worth of average stats while Cutler was concussed and we jump to 20th. We will improve. This season is going to be fun.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    The plays where the pocket held, it really held, there just wasn't a midget open ... or Jay somehow kept underthrowing them.

  • YES.

    YES.

    YES.

    You can now unlock the closet that JA was stuffed into.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    one pick. fuck that MBP, keep his sorry ass in there so Tice can keep picking at least one more, if not two.

    How about this guy: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2011/players/47898.html

    We can let JA out to make our 7th rd pick.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Works for me...
    played at 375 as a Senior?
    Holy Girl Scout cookies, Batman!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'd say he needs to eat better.

  • Awesome!! JA can hit the layups. Do it again.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Z!

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    For 7 mill a year - or whatever he's on - I want a shitload of three pointers .... yay or nay?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    ed zachary

  • Jumping ahead of KC who was thought to go OL with their pick. WIth that said it is clear that Carimi was our guy. Interestingly enough our other option was picked up 3 picks later, by the team that shall not be named. It'll be fun to track how that worked out over the next few years.

  • i think they thought Pats were going to take Carimi.

    Also, where the hell have you been?

  • Find a way to get Moffitt. He started at center one year for Wisconsin and played very well. He could be the heir to Kruetz. He's a tough SOB and he can wear guys down. His knock is he has slow hands and isn't a power blocker. I don't know how good he'll be as a pro, but I do know that if you followed him last year, that's where most Wisconsin running plays went.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    we'll see what happens mang. i thought the WI oline was tough as nails this year.

  • we finally got one right!!!!!! let's go!!!

    wait....this did happen, right? JA didn't just pull an April Fool's joke all late and shit, right?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    He's locked in a closet FQ, that was all tice.

    JA would have pick Bowers if he had the button.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fkn A, MB. Why would they let Angela pick a lineman over Tice ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I hope they wouldn't/didn't.

    Remember that link I posted a few months ago? Turns our Angelo's supposed expertise and focus is oline.

    I know, I know, I know... and he hasn't been fired 4 times already!?!?!?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    This has to be about as good a pick as any of us could have wanted. A guy who started all four years, 49 starts, no major injuries, good head on his shoulders. He reminds me of a Keith Van Horne type. Hopefully a solid long-term starter for the next ten years.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    +1 corm

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Amen

  • Shit, no offense (see how I did that) max... or Jeff, but I come here for the comments, not the posts.

  • We can't ignore Tommie's spot. Just can't. Henry's good and everything, but we need more brutality in there, and maintain depth.

    Are we happy with Carimi over Sherrod?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    GC was ranked 3rd at the spot, Sherrod was boarderline 2nd rd... we fucking got more lucky than any other team so far in my mind. Bullseye rd one pick (at least right now)

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yes. We did not need a Cookie clone.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hell yes we're happy! Both Profootball Weekly AND Mayock rank Carimi as the 3rd best tackle, and more ready to play NOW than Tyron Smith.

    Sherrod is soft.

    We got a Top 3 LT with the 29 pick! When was the last time that happened, ever?

    OH, and it just happened to be at a position of our biggest need.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Would have been pretty happy with Sherrod. Figured he was likely still be on the board at 29.

    Really did not think Carimi would be there at all be then. *VERY* happy with Carimi.

    I'm with MB. Keep Angelo locked up until Saturday.

  • Bowers must have banged his own sister. And only four holes on that OL left to fix ...

  • How about this if we can't get a good T/G at 30:
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/rahim-moore?id=2495503

    but... 11 reps at 225, really? Fucking weak.

  • jump back in Max... jump back in lad!

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