Bears Add Roy Williams

It is a move that makes perfect sense.  The Bears have come to terms with former Lions and Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams, adding size and physicality to a receiving corps that sorely lacked for it. 

Can he be obnoxious?  Of course.  But this is a minor risk with the possibility of a major reward.  He flourished in the Mike Martz system in Detroit and now he'll get to play with a real quarterback.

And we're going to learn a serious lesson.  How obnoxious is that first down thing he does when it's after a Chicago Bears first down?

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  • I just see some heart breaking drops in our future. Time will tell if it's a good move but at least we made a move. I was worried we were standing pat.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    At least you're in the right spot when you drop it Murph, how many times did we see Cutler look for Knox or Hester and they were out to lunch?

  • And that move will still be obnoxious!

  • Hub was on the Score this morning with Spagnollo, a writer that used to work with Hub but now covers the Cowboys.

    He said Roy will be fine as long as we aren't expecting 90 catches for 1500 yards.
    He's solid in the red zone, has good hands and despite several high profile drops that plagued him last year and a contract that was impossible to fulifll expectation wise he would have been kept by the Cowboys if not for the new salary cap.

    I'm not buying into the media bullshit as everyone deserves another shot. He's not a bad guy, not a cancer and can contribute. I'm going to let him play before I bitch about him. Some chick was talking shit about Cutler yesterday in my office about how she hated him and that he sucks. I asked her if it was because of his play on the field and she said, "no, he just looks mean".

    The media found a villain they can always write about in a pinch and can add a stock photo of Cutler frowning or looking disinterested when the truth....the truth is that the kid is a fucking competitor and wants to win badly. Roy is a puzzle piece that helps the Bears become better on offense. I'm excited at the possibilities.

    6'4 225 so stop whining. He's not Brandon Marshall but he's a nice upgrade and adds a red zone threat that Cutler will love. No more automatic Gould all the time, now we have a guy that can go back shoulder and also can get the jump ball.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Hey, you draft him in our FFL this year, wiseass ("E-trade").

    He's a value signing at WR given the circumstances of his contract, but I've watched the guy for several years now and am as of yet, unimpressed. He is not a precision route runner, he has major gator arms, has had significant injury issues, and he lacks anything approaching burner speed. F-ck 1500 yards, I'll be shocked if he hits 750 this year.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    can Hester, Knox or even Bennett (or the rest of our midgets) do this?

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Only good part of that was Chris Harris destroying him.

    And a bunch of highlights versus the Texans "secondary", if you can even call them that, is not impressive.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That shit about expecting 90 for 1500 is absolutely absurd - the guy hasn't broken 600 in 4 years. If anyone is expecting 1500, put down the remote and get thee hence to a recovery clinic.

    And he averaged a fumble for every ten catches last year. WTF kind of WR stats are those?

    Earl the Pearl had better numbers last year and onlly started 3 games. That's better production in 1/3 of the games. ONE THIRD.

    F*ck Roy.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Yeah, and what will happen is dropped passes to RW and fewer balls to EB. A real win for the Bears, that.

    I sure hope RW makes the idea obviously wrong, but although we'll never know I think we would have been better off turning Olsen into a wideout.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The Bears dont expect that out of any receiver.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Spagnollo said it, not me.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    he said don't expect it and we'll be fine

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Look at his targets though:

    2006: 82 Targets 1300 yards
    2007:64 Targets 838 yards
    2008:36 Targets 430 yards
    2009:38 Targets 596 yards
    2010: 37 Targets 530 yards

    I think if he and Cutler mesh this season we could see a 1000 yard season from him. Just look at Knox, he almost squeezed a 1000 yard season out of his skinny ass.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    hee hee, i can't do FFL, it's like crack to me and i used to do some outlandish shit to get that crack.

    I feel like this was a risk worth taking. He's familiar with the routes that will be expected of him, gives us a red zone threat and as long as we don't ram him over the middle at all times those gator arms will stay hidden.

    MBP - i can only be hopeful but I was calling for Mike Williams when he made his comeback and look how it ended up for Seattle. There is something inside of a guy that has the "it factor" to get to the pros. Let's hope he remembers that he has pride and that he still has the skill to go out and do the job. I think he will lilke catching passes from Cutler.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Your were right on Mike Williams, I was, if you turn out to be right, I will hereafter rename my FFL teams to WaffleGuru for a period of no less than three years after completion of the 2011 season.
    If I'm right, and he doesn't break 750 yards, then I expect some E-trade tips from you.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm with Johnny on this MBP. Is Roy a bit of a douche? Yes. Does he have a bit of alligator arms - a little (But did u see that link when he got lit up by our Harris?). Perfect route runner? No. But if he did have all those things, he wouldn't be a FA, and if he were, he'd cost us 50 mil, easy, when that mula needs to go to our Oline and now Forte.

    I think he'll be ok. 40-50 ca, 5 tds, to replace Olsen's numbers. Hopefully he does pull a Mike Williams though.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    i have been stopped by CN from responding to you for the last 10 minutes so i'm going to summarize my last 3 non published posts:

    1. CN Sucks
    2. Fucking CN you stupid idiots
    3. Post my fucking reply CN.

    The reply was that i accept your gentlemens bet. Our Boy Roy will be a nice little upgrade.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    He pisses on Knox, Hester and every other guy on the roster not named Earl. He cost us nothing and he's an NFL receiver. Welcome to the Bears, Roy.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    And -I'm- the blind optimist?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    You don't sound like an optimist Mike .... Roy and Sam put us over the top compared to what we had. We'll see Knox disappear from offense now, which is a good thing. Hurd will get himself a starting spot beside RW and Earl, with Hester having his looks for no other reason than his salry will dictate it.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Kellen Davis won't even be drafted in money leagues this year. What a sweet waiver pickup. Yes. Cutler will be had in the 7th or 8th. Can we draft yet? Can we ? can we? Huh? Dad? Can we?

  • I like it! Welcome to Chicago, Roy Williams!
    But...We need OL!!! OL, Jay MF Angelo!!! :\

  • casualties of the lockout:

    •Green Bay Packers linebacker Brandon Chillar suffered a serious hamstring injury during the offseason and his status for 2011 is unclear, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    When a hamstring is serious it means that it ripped. That sucks for Chillar after the shoulder issue last year. Gotta make sure to ease back into it boys.

  • I was just listening to Waddle and Silvy, and WR Sam Hurd (from Cow) is now a Bear.

    He was literally doing an interview and his agent stopped him in the middle of it!

    Funny shit

  • This article posted a couple of minutes ago says that Williams has not been signed by the Bears:

    Sam Hurd apparently has. But not Williams.

    I'm tired and confused. Should be used to it by now after following Angelo's "moves" but I'm not...

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    since Roy was released, he can't be "officially" signed til 5pm today. But it's pretty much a done deal.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Thanks - needed some clarification on that. I can now return to my coffee which is barely helping cut through the fog while I wait for the offensive linemen we so desperately need to be announced.

    Pay Forte.

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    actually, Roy and a lot of other players aren't even allowed to talk to clubs till 4pm today, yet alone have ghost contracts - I guess all these GMs gained psychic and telepathic powers on Monda lol

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    So there's still hope we won't sign that turd?

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    Maybe there's still hope we won't sign him then.

    I sure hope RW proves me wrong beyond the shadow of a doubt, but although we'll never know I opine we'd have been better off turning Olsen into a wideout.

  • On the comment in the previous thread about "unprecedented' whiteness in the Bears secondary, I enter Exhibit A:

    Doug Plank and Gary Fencik, a.k.a the "The Hit Men".

  • Not loving the Hurd pickup. Should have stepped up the pressure on Sims Walker. We'll see.

  • OK, what the hell? I haven't posted a comment in 2+ days, and CN is telling me I'm posting too quickly?

    Anyway, what I was TRYING to say is that getting Hurd AND Williams is BIG. That makes Hurd, Williams, Hester, Bennett, Knox the WR corps. Which isn't bad at all.

    And it tells me that Hester will be back to 75% returns, 25% WR.

    And that makes me VERY happy.

  • Dude, what's the avatar?

  • sam hurd. yawn.

  • In reply to pizzatime7:

    Hurd replaces Scrappy-doo Davis.

  • In reply to pizzatime7:

    agreed. Sam Hurd is camp fodder.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    CN - You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.
    Me - stop be a dick CN and let me share my thoughts about FootballChristmasHannukah with my fellow DBB'ers.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    also, 6'3 camp fodder is nice. Fantuz is 6'4, Williams is 6'4, Hurd isw 6'3, the UTEP kid is 6'3, Bennett is 6'0 ,etc.

    They are upgrades we just have to find the right combo. Just add in 2 linemen Angelo you penis.

  • Yeah, I was thinking of someone else. Hurd isn't anyone special. Well, I take that back--he'll be a special teamer.

  • Based on what? I thought he was a baller the little I saw of him on Hard Knocks.

  • over-under on who gets Nnamdi - Jets or Cowboys?

    I lean Jets, but Jerry Jones can dish out the cash.

    Which organization is more annoying?

    Too close to call.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Jets. They are not recontructing contracts for a reason

  • I hope RW proves me dead wrong, but despite the fact we'll never know, it would have been better to turn Olsen into a wideout.

  • I sure hope we do better than Roy Williams. Like about three good OL.

  • Sam Who?

    I know he wasn't on my FF radar, and that's how I judge all non-NFC North'ers...

    Speaking of which, make sure to get me in on some FFL action. I promise to waste my first round pick on some guy who will get injured in the 4th week. Plus, I don't draft any damn Packers.

    Is Roy really 6'4"? I saw 6'3", and to me... I need a 6'4" guy, just for solidarity. If that makes sense... I just wanted to type solidarity.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    6'3 215 for RW, same height for hurd but a few pounds less ...

  • I wish the Bears would see the light. Matt Light.

    Yeah, he's 33 but that's not ancient for an O-lineman and I thnk there's still tread on that tire and beats the snot out the Bears' current options.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, my left testicle beats the snot out of our current options.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Light, Dahl, Olin...take some of the sour taste I have in my mouth right now.

    Colon was really the guy they had targeted - out bid the steelers, but he gave them a home count discount. dang.

  • As you all know I'm not too shy about commenting so much that you could rightfully question if i am employed or not. Chicago Now has become like that crowded bar where you can't get the bartender to look at you or a restaurant where your waitress barely visits the table to refresh cocktails or water.

    I will now post mulitiple ideas at once because of the "you're posting too much good information Waffle" message that i get from CN every time i post. Then sometimes i post and it just doesn't show up and sometimes it shows up 10 minutes later.

    At the bar you order 2 drinks at a time. One that needs to be consumed quicker becuase of melting ice like a gin and tonic and the other a beer becuase it will stay cold while you are drinking your gin and tonic. ...... Then EARL BENNETT catches a slant over the middle for another touchdown and you think to yourself in a drunken stupor, man that waitress really does a good job, i think i'll fatten up my tip.


    why aren't we being paid for our fucking comments? Jesus seifert, pick up your game dude, master of the obvious isn't a great title for a guy that's supposed to be 'on the inside'

  • STOKED about the Roy Williams pick up. Now get us a CB and a couple O linemen. Does anyone know when Riaders Bears tix go on sale?

  • RW is not impressive and will scare no one. We'd have been better off putting Olsen at wideout.

  • Why can't I post the this piece of shit server?!?! ARGH!!!! One more try...

    RW is not impressive and will scare no one. We'd have been better off putting Olsen at wideout.

  • The Jets D will be downright scary if Nnamdi lands in New York. Imagine the blitz packages knowing you had Revis and Nnamdi 1on1 with the receivers.

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    It scared the pats into getting Ocho.

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    Can't happen - isn't that 25% of their cap space on 2 players? As somebody on TA pointed out, Dukes I think - Revis moves from side to side depending on the receiver. Asomugha plays on the same side all the time, so how would that play out?

  • Im sorry, but I disagree 100%.

    Roy Williams is not good, period. He is self centered, he is drop happy, he is cocky and he had trouble getting separation from defensive backs and making catches when he played in a dome. How the hell is he expected to perform better when he is playing more than half his games in the actual elements?

    He would be an OK option if there was no one else, but there are still plenty more options out there to bring in who are younger, more driven, less obnoxious, carry less baggage and while they may be more expensive, the Bears are still WAY under the floor for the money they HAVE to spend this offseason.

    I hate this move.... Seriously, if we gain Roy Williams and somehow lose Kreutz after losing Rashied David... I may just flip my shit.

  • In reply to Maxx:

    Check his tape and put personal feelings aside - he's undeniably a good receiver. Johnny Knox isn't. Hester has good hands and good speed, but he's not a natural receiver and he's not smart. Bennett is solid in the slot.

    Now we have decent skill and size outside in RW (6'3) and Sam Hurd. The trib has Hurd 6'2, 205, NFL.COM says 6'3 209. We use Devin as our deep weapon, get Johnny returning kicks and it's all good.

    Once the blocking gets done. ANGELA! YO! WTF?

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Check his numbers, Irish - undeniable???

  • WHY, after languishing for YEARS and watching the playoff on TV with the Oakland "We are run by one of the walking dead" Raiders would you even CONSIDER signing with a team of pretenders like the Dallas "We're run by a guy who, very mistakenly,THINKS he's a football genius" Cowboys?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    one word: money.

  • Woohoo, the Bears finally signed a WR that will double maybe even tripple Jays target size. Williams will improve our offensive firepower dramatically. Hester and Knox will now be able to be utilized the way they need to be and Forte will become more of a threat in the run game. All we need now is to solidify the O-line and the Bears not only can but will be going to the promised land.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    thassright big daddy. gotta get those linemen. gotta sign that OLB and maybe a little Mebane if their is an extra stack of cash lying around.

    Rodgers DEAD

  • Hey I think this is a legitimate piece to our Offense. He is a Martz WR, and Martz knows how utilize him more than anyone else. His best year came in 2006 when he was under Martz. He's a Big WR who would work good with our smaller faster WRs, He can catch, and Jay can throw his favorite throw up balls to him. I like this move and Im very interested. He already knows the system, so not much training. I still think we need to address Oline and TE.

  • TE? Didn't the Bears address the position yesterday?

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    We have 6'7 K Davis too. Does anyone here think that Davis (if Martz gives him a chance to start) won't catch around 38 + 5 tds?

    If he starts, I think he gets those numbers. Oh, and he can run block.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    He's better than Olsen for me, and the Bears think so too or they wouldn't have allowed Olsen to go. All Davis has done is produce when he's on the field and he's unstoppable down the seam. Like they say, when you're 6'7 you're always open.

  • Chicagonow: You posting fast slow down. AND MOTHAFUCKA? I hate this new format shit. FUCK!

  • Does anyone know we got SAM HURD also?

  • I can definitely see why some of the Bears faithful aren't too impressed with the Roy signing but upon further review, I think those that are struggling with this move will come to see it as a good one. I see this as just a piece of the puzzle and given all the moves Da Bears have made over the last couple of years, it's all starting to come together. The cherry on top to me will be if the Bears can find a way to address our O-line. I think its gonna take no fewer than 2 more moves to solidify our line. Can anyone dare to imagine a Jay Cutler with time to actually take 7 step drops and complete his passes without being pancaked between 3 or 4 defenders?

  • I am excited to see what Kellen can do this season

    Check out the grab at 2:54

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    2009 he had 9 receptions and 3tds.

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    awesome K-D highlights! I'm sure those catches had a hand in Olsen trade.

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    I like Kellen too, but a five minute highlight video with 9 plays?!

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    Great video. He looks even more awesome when it's all spliced together. The TD at 3:10 was probably my favorite call last year, 4th down and short. Play action fake down the seam, Martz on song, Childress hates it. The focus he shows in the endzone on the last one tells a tale - guys all around him and he just zones in on the ball. I love Kellen Davis and was crying out for more all season.

    And to all the boys who said size was over-rated, notice the commentator on the first TD against the Hawks, "Earl Thomas is a little bit too short to deflect the pass away from Kellen Davis ..."

    Fuckin A.

    Sam Hurd got so buried on the Cowgirls roster there isn't a highlights vid! But he's God-fearin' and works hard, and we can use him bigtime.

  • Might be worth a look but I'm afraid Angelo would give up a 2nd rounder

    skjensen Sean Jensen
    S-T Blog: Could #Bears be a player for DT Omobi Okoye? Here are reasons they could in play for former top 10 pick

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    get that man, get him now. I use him in Madden all the time, and it would save me the trouble of a Madden Trade lol

    He does fit a 4-3 much better. As a matter of fact, I remember a lot of ppl comparing Okoye coming out of college to T.Harris when he was a stud.

    But if they're planning on waiving him, I'd give nothing more than a 5th rounder.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    ha! did you just use Madden as one of your reasons to get him?? that is awesome.

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    Is he Christian Okoye's son? Damn I feel old.

  • Osi sounds like he seriously wants out of there. Angela, go get him!

    Getting psyched for the season now the receivers are in place. Defense? Tebow on Pringles :

    Sam Hurd : check this for hitting the RAC :

    As Sam's newest fan

    (turn down the sound)

  • Okay, Sam has his own show :

    He's now in Irish's circle of trust with Roy and Kellen as our new and improved aerial weaponry for Cutty.

    Check Okoye's video, if for no other reasons than :

    1) His fine looking family who look like they've just won the lottery
    2) Mel Kiper's best available draft picks (ticker) :
    1. Brady Quinn
    2. Leon Hall
    3. Greg Olsen
    4. Patrick Willis!
    6. Marshawn Lynch
    12. Darelle Revis

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