Brandon Marshall Highlights For a Thursday Afternoon

I have nothing to add to the wheeling and dealing of free agency. So let's all enjoy highlights from Brandon Marshall's brilliant 2011 season.

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  • first to thank you for starting a new thread. that last guy was getting a bit unwieldy.

  • Seconded.

  • Thirded.

    And could you tryyyyy not to break it this time, MBHaP?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


    I know that you know that I know that you know it was the other MB that was dropping italics. You're just mad that you're the current record holder for broken threads with your crazy markup tags all over the place.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Can you guys stop fighting about tags!

    (It's like playing with matches)

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Yes, I use markup tags alot, which is why, as a percentage of italics posted, my threads broken rate is the lowest on Da Blog. The way you look at it, you must think Walter Payton was a bigger fumbler than Khalil Bell. That's not right, MBHaP. tsk

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    But I've never broken them, in spite of using them a handful of times early on...ergo, I have the lowest threads broken rate on Da Blog - 0%.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Sorry, MBHaP, that's a statistical anomaly resulting from too small a sample group. I posted 5 handfuls before I broke my first thread. You need at least that many to qualify.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Watching you post reminds me of the time I dripped pickle juice on a hot light bulb to see what would happen...

    I had lots of free time as a kid.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Not for forethought, apparently.

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  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    My parents gave me a chemistry set when I was 5 or 6. Yes, Artoo, things like that were made available to kids back in the seventies. It probably said 'Not for sale to 3 year olds' on the box.

    How they imagined that wouldn't result in massive holes being burned in the carpet I don't know.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Chemistry set, bah! My parents had to call the fire department on my account before I could walk, and all I had to work with was an angel food cake pan and my massive baby brain.

  • All right.. lets post our draft predictions

  • Subtle plug?


  • I've posted several mock drafts, but I'm waiting for the FA feeding frenzy to end before I do another. For example, right now we probably need to take Mercilus in round 1 over, say, Mike Adams. If we the Raiders cut Wimbley and we pick him up, well that changes things doesn't it.

    Also, right now, we're still candidates to grab a WR in the second round. If we add Eddie Royal I think we look elsewhere.

    And if we pick up a veteran tackle in FA, I doubt we'll be reaching for one in the draft as this year's class is thin. If we don't make a pickup, I could see Emery pull the trigger on a reach pick.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Even though we have Marshall and Peppers.

    I would be okay if we took Floyd or Mercilus. Depth.. it's what helps teams win games.

  • correct, and the most critical place we do NOT have it is OL.

    Damn it Erik!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Emery is happy with our Oline. Shut the fuck up lol

    I agree. We need some more depth there but hey, Edwin Williams, Spencer, and Lance Louis did.. kinda okay.

    I felt bad saying that.

  • Did Emery say he's happy with our OL? I couldn't listen to the press conference, but the tweets I read said he was looking to build the OL in the draft:
    Jeremy Stoltz
    #Bears Emery says the team will look very hard in the draft for offensive linemen.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


  • Whew. Don't do that to me.

  • The point of my post above wasn't so much that we still couldn't use a Mercilus or a Stephen Hill (of course we can always use dynamic players). My point is that we will truly be able to draft BPA... even if that means getting another QB.

  • Don't be ashamed Artoo - before those injuries hapeend our shitty OL actually held it together, even with the absolute worst LT in the NFL on it. But that was in spite of fatboy, not because of him. Webb that is, not Tice.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I got a feeling........ bears trades hester for a 2 round pick..... and pick the WR everybody asks.

  • In reply to elcaney:

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Why couldn't we draft Ming even if we got Wimbley? Look at the Giants line, why have only two good DEs when you can have three?

  • Well, I don't have a fancy shmancy page, but here's my rough Mock post FA (which is still not over).

    These are the players who I think will realistically be available for us in the first 3 rds AND who would fill some holes AND fit our system (for example, Cover 2 Corners, 4-3 LBs, Non-zone blockers...)

    1st rd. DE Mercilus, WR Floyd, WR Hill, DT Cox, LB Kuechly, SS Barron, CB Kirkpatrick, OT Adams.

    2nd. OT Zebrie Sanders. OG Kevin Zeitler OG Kelechi Osemele, SS Harrison Smith DE Vinny Curry . OLB/DE Zach Brown

    Also, pick a WR: Sanu, Joe Adams, Marvin Jones, Rueben Randles, Alshon Jeffrey, Mavin McNutt, Nick Toon,

    3rd CB Chase Minnifield, Cb Trumain Johnson, ILB Vontaze Burfict, TE Chase Ford, TE James Hanna, RB Chris Polk, RB Isaiah Pead, G/OT Brandon Washington, OT Jeff Allen, S Antonio Allen,

    If we trade down from #19 (which I would prefer)

    1) WR Hill
    2) OT Sanders
    2) DE/OLB Zach Brown
    3) CB Trumain Johnson
    4) TE Chase Ford
    5) ILB Burfict
    6) S? (BPA)
    7) CB/DT? (BPA)

    If we DON'T trade down.

    1) DE Mercilus
    2) OT Zebrie Sanders
    3) CB Trumain Johnson
    4) WR Nick Toon/Jeffrey (which ever WR falls to us)
    5) ILB Burfict
    6) BPA (LB?)
    7) BPA (S?)

    I know I kinda cheated with the 6th/7th rds, but I was waiting until Sat when FA really settled to fill those out. Eh.

    Have at it boys.

  • Just take Burfict off the damn list. He may not get drafted at all.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You wouldn't even take him in the 6th/7th GP?

    If it weren't for Lach, Briggs, Peanut, Pepp, I might agree with you. But I seriously think Burfict would listen to them - esp since Lach and Briggs also graduated from the SouthWest...

  • Dude ran a 5+ in the 40.

    I'd rather go re-sign Brian Iwuh if the Broncos are done with him. Burfict is bust-a-rino, his combine strength also looked poor.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Rumor has it that he didn't even train for the combine.

    I know that + his "I'm the greatest" proclamation knocked him out of the first 3 rounds, but he would still be the best LB available in the 5th, esp for SP teams/depth.

    Also, I don't totally go by combine #s. Joe Hadyn ran a horrible 40, and he's still one of the best CBs. Kendall Wright ran like a 4.62 but no expert believes he's that slow.

    Doubt we'd take a chance on Burfict though esp with this whole Marshall fiasco unravelling.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    is Leon Joe still available?

  • We have a lot of WR's on our team right now and Sazenburger could till come back.

    Marshall.. Thank God.

    If we get anymore then we need to cut Knox.

    I forgot about Burfict but he pissed the whole world off.

  • We can carry 6 WRs, but I think we're going to IR Knox.

    And if it comes down to it, yes, cut him.

    I'd rather have Alshon Jeffrey, Reuben Randle, Joe Adams instead of Knox.


    Bye bye Knox or Roy.

  • Cutting Sanzen is a given (hope we can still stash him on the practice squad where he can work on his hands).

    Given that Marshall migh get suspended, carrying 6 WRs would be prudent.

    I think we still need a #2 WR (Bennett is a #3 in my book).

  • we need to pick up royal and cut sandenwhatever. When you're a WR in the NFL you don't 'work on your hands'. You either have them of you don't.

  • the second one sounds better. and realistic. too much for a WR who has never run a rout as a first round pick.

  • I like both lists, probably the first one better because it gives us a shot at developing a Calvin Johnson type, plus it gives us a pass rusher a CB and Burfict.

    Beast, Bennett, Roy, Hester ... we don't need to worry about another FA if we got, say Hill.

    I don't think we should give up on Konz though. Garza is not a center and he's near the end - he's a result of Angela's ashes.

  • I really like SS Harrison too. Despite the protestations of some anti-whitest-safeties on da blog. I hear nothing but good things about him.

    We also both like Zebrie Sanders, but I don't think he'd fall to the 3rd. IF he does, that's a no brainer.

    You got us drafting a LB in the 5th too, but a different one. Mine is a bit more crazy (Burfict).

    You have us picking up a WR in the 7th. I feel we need to take one much earlier than that, esp with a Marshall suspension looming (if he does get suspended for 8 games, we're right back to square 1). We already have our SP teamer in Weems, so we need another possible starter/developmental prospect like one of the WRs I listed.

    But that's just my take. Nice mock.


    There's what Emery is talking about.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That pass was thrown a little behind too (maybe Cutler didn't think Davis was that fast).

    Nice to have the radius of a 6'7 monster.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    nice play.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    did you see the vid after it? Sir purr... that is so fucking gay.

  • Mike, the Browns might let Richardson fall because they do need some more talent at wide receiver.

    Richardson would replace Hillis and help any qb they have.

  •'re missing my point. The idea was to trade the #4 for Forte straight up.

    If Richardson is so f-cking great, why trade the #4 for Forte?

    It makes ZERO sense for the Browns, hence why entertain it?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I didn't get to read the whole post Mike. I get your point now.

    The only reason they would trade for because he is an established running back that can play.

    While Richardson with a lot of upside, still has not proven anything in the NFL.

    No one would ever give up a first for Forte. No one.

  • Hey! Now you got it...repeat after me - will not get equal trade value for what he provides to us at the position.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Sigh.. IF the Bengals gave us both their first round picks in this draft..You would consider trading him?

  • Forte and CedBen together on the Bungles would be da funny

  • Would be hard not to - 3 first rounders in this year would be a windfall that only crappy teams usually luck into.

  • And one more time - why on Earth would the Bengals do that?

    Why concoct these trade scenarios that make utterly no sense for one team?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The draft value chart would allow them to package the 17 and 21 to move up to the fourth or fifth spot if they want to.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    So, once again, it would make utterly no sense unless the Bears were wildly, wildly underestimating the value of their own Pro-Bowl running back and I don't think we do.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I know it doesn't make sense but that is why I am saying we should listen to offers like that.

    Let me ask you a question.. do you trade for a QB that hasn't played almost all of the season or did not go to any OTA's... for two first round picks?

    Oh he is 32 years old.

    That trade fucking happened. Teams like you said, get desperate.

  • I've used that example before for the same argument, but not every front office is as flat out stupid as the Raiders.

  • you walked right into that one Erik.

  • They'd give up two second rounders though. Somebody would. Now when you can save 8M a year by trading Forte and get two high picks on top of the that ... it's got to be considered, and you know Emery is doing just that right now.

    Consider this. Forte gets traded.

    Who could we draft with a 1st, three 2nds, a 3rd. You have a good chance of getting five starters (at some point in the future) from your first five picks. Package the lower picks into one higher picks, and you have an excellent chance of finding four starters from six picks in only one draft. Plus, you've got the cash saved from Forte's contract to go out and get two decent FAs, or one game-changer.

  • If we can get two 2nd rounder for Forte I wouldn't even think twice.

    I'd trade him, sign Bush/Tolbert for insurance, then pick up a HB in the first 3 rounds to add depth.

    But who has two 2nd rounders? Pats? You know they don't give them up. I think the Eagles do to, but they already have a stud McCoy.

  • We whiffed on Slaton - re-upping with the Dolphins on a one-year.

  • Our old fav Tim Shaw is visiting the Lions next week. Loved ya Timmah, but you will be the enemy.

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    Wow! to that video. More WR on that one video than I remember from Bears receivers over the last few years combined.

    Great video on Kellen Davis.

    Now we scrounge around for some leftovers and any cuts, before the draft. It was a great few days.

  • No way are the Colts honoring Freeney's deal and paying him his 19M with their cap issues.

    They are gonna cut him and let him walk away. He won't command anything near in the open market.

    Could we go grab him for 9?

  • My fucking god, i've never seen a WR be that big and have that much control over his body and his hands. He goes and gets the ball and fucking controls the shit out of it. I feel like BMarshall, Megatron and the dude from the Texans just are in a different mode when it comes to being a dominating WR.

    Please don't be suspended for 8 games. I really hope he didn't just punch some girl. I don't think this is going to end up well.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    The TD catch he makes while Newman is pulling him down by the shoulders is incredible. Newman grabbed him five steps before the ball got there and he still makes the catch.

    To quote a wise man, "Me likery!"

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    For me there's only three receivers in the NFL. The Johnsons and The Beast. The whole Larry Fitzgerald boat always left me on the shore. 20M a year? Please.

  • Man he almost had as many receiving yards as Jordy Nelson in 2011. Impressive. Almost half as many touchdowns too!

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Jordy Nelson getting thrown the ball by Matt Moore and Chad Henne - are you serious?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    And the year before that, Chad Pennington and Tyler Thigpen. Your receivers would be utter shit with those guys at QB, and that's not because I think Rodgers is great - it's because the Dolphins have had fucking terrible QBs for the last thirteen years.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That's a good point, except that Brandon Marshall's numbers (yards and TDs) with Matt Moore and Chad Henne throwing to him in 2011 are almost identical to those from when Jay Cutler was throwing to him in Denver. Soo.......

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    That says more about him than it does about the terrible QBs in Miami...and take a look at the receiving numbers around him in 2011 versus 2008.

    The guy was the absolute focus of defenses in Miami and he still put up huge numbers.

    Nelson is playing in a spread offense with several other very good receivers and a much better QB. Different situations.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    It definitely does say a lot about him. What it doesn't say a lot about, is Jay Cutler - if you stand by your argument of QBs making a significant difference.

    My only chiding point was that the Packers WR2 (who's getting paid less than half the price) outproduced Marshall last year (and '07, 08 or 09 Marshall). You could make the argument that Marshall outproduced WR1 Greg Jennings however. And you would be correct, but Jennings only played 12 and a half games. You could go ahead and hold Jennings accountable for his availability, but - interestingly enough - a 12 game season is along the lines of what Brandon Marshall is looking at after repeatedly punching women in the face.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    look. history is on brandon marshall's side. he only hits women he's involved with. he's not intimate with the accuser, so clearly she's making the whole thing up.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Not Gulity!


  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Cutler put up 4500 yards receiving in 2008 with about 1200 of that going to Marshall.

    Last year, with Henne/Moore combining for roughly 3200 yards passing, Marshall again went for 1200 yards, or 38% of the total receiving yards, and 300 of the rest went to Reggie Bush alone. Take him out of the mix and 50% of the receiving yardage in Miami went to Marshall.

    Sit down.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    you forgot to add 'bitch' at the end.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Aaron Rodgers put up 4500 passing in 2011 with about 1200 of that going to Nelson.

    Stand corrected.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    He's going to punch your girly pecker defense in the face. I mean, peckers can't stop anybody. You think they'll stop Marshall. Wake the fuck up.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'll give you this - Jordy Nelson doesn't have a rep as a knucklehead and he's younger.
    Other than that, I sincerely doubt there is any GM in the league that would give Nelson the edge as head-to-head receiving threats.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    besides, this is all moot. The packers fairytale is over. Done. They'll be good again this year, but there's no way they're going to the show again. Sniff.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you remember that time the giants absolutely embarrassed the shit out of them in the playoffs?

  • In reply to evantonio:

    I do evan. Good times.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    AND he's white... I think. He is, isn't he?

    Yeah, I don't know what's up with my no whitey fixation lately either.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jordy Nelson is.....extremely white.

    Almost clear.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Not to mention that Marshall was the ONLY downfield threat on MIA.

    Jordy Nelson benefited from Jennings, Finley etc getting most of the attention.

    Although I hope Jordy's agent makes the same arguments Cheeze makes when he's up for a new contract.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Are you the Discount Doublecheck guy?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I got your discount doublecheck right here

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Nice one.

    Unfortunately for you, however, the 2011 calendar year provided Packer nation with a wealth of indefensible counterattacks to their lowly neighbors' futile insults.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Unfortunately for you, however, the 2011 calendar year provided Packer nation with a wealth of indefensible examples of their lowly secondary's futile resistance.

  • Mario Williams is screwed. His new D-coordinator is Wanny. Hope he enjoys the money. Maybe he's a big waterfall guy and wants to be close to Niagara Falls. Otherwise, this just doesn't make sense.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Wanny. Bwa-hahahaha

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jesus Christ. Forgot about that.

    Super Mario will soon find out that life isn't all about $.

  • @ClaytonESPN HELLO PROFESSER pls tell me what u said abt #BMarsh is true poss no susp if there r no charges filed! #Bears

  • Hey Mike, let me here what you think of this.

    Brandon Marshall, Mike Wallace, and Earl Bennet.

    Cut knox or put him on IR.

    How scary would that be?

  • I'd poop if we picked up Wallace. We do have the cap space to do it...Knox should probably take the year off to rehab and come back completely right physically and mentally, as much as I think we would miss him as a 4th WR and ST return guy.
    Emery is doing his damnedest to make it hard for us to miss him though.

  • That would probably be the scariest WR trio in football. If we did that and signed Bush and Forte we would have the scariest offense in the NFL. But our achilles heal would still be the offensive line.

    Plus, to be honest, I have to wonder how sustainable it would be to have two WRs making $10 million a year. Marshall makes a bit less, but your plan has Wallace making a bit more. That's a lot of money to tie up in one position (Exhibit A: Arizona).

  • IF we sign back Anderson, we have to admit we made a mistake.

    Can Lovie do that? Doubt it.

  • Lovie, admit he was wrong? Never (see Rex is our QB, Hester is our WR, Benson is our RB...). 11th commandment apparently.

  • he did go back to alex brown after naming mark anderson the starter. but, then again, he did let alex brown go so he could go back to mark anderson a second time.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Lovie logic. I was right in starting Mark Anderson, I was righter in putting Alex Brown back as a starter, and I was rightest in letting both go.

    Never wrong.

  • All of that was for players acting expected to put in effort for the team. Don't confuse refusing to stab a player in the back with refusing to admit a mistake.

    I thought Lovie manned up pretty well when asked why they didn't give Bennett more snaps his rookie year.

  • Butch's Left Overs Combo Special.

    1) OLB/DE Wimbley. God damn Raiders are in denial. They have about $600,000 in cap. No, that's not a typo. Release him already, bastards!

    2) LT McNeill. Unless his head is flapping from his neck, sign this guy to a cheap 2 yr low risk deal already.

    3) HB Tolbert. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make this happen. All he does is score TDs and convert 3rd downs. He's also an excellent pass catcher and SP teamer.

    4) G Robert Gallery. Heard he got released. This guy was a former 1st round LT pick. He'd be a perfect Tice guy for cheap.

    5) CB Kelvin Hayden. Like McNeill, an injury risk, but offer him a safe contract.

  • Gimme Tolbert over our current backups any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    second for Tolbert

  • WImbley would be a nice pickup.

  • I kinda don't get it

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I want one.. only if I live there.

    To be under the water seeing all those cool ass animals.. it would suck if a shark was chasing your ass though.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nothing like doing barrel-rolls while getting dragged underwater by a speedboat.

  • In reply to Shady:

    How long until somebody gets their hand caught in that strap between the flaps and drowns when they panic?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    totally. Did you see the shark?

    Nice touch.

  • Former Broncos WR Eddie Royal undergoing a physical in San Diego, former Eagles/Giants WR Steve Smith undergoing physical in St. Louis.

  • damn it. common emery, get us royal. Cutty's begging for him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We have Eddie Royal. His name is Devin Hester. How about Hines Ward?

  • In reply to Shady:

  • In reply to Shady:

    devin hester is no eddie royal my man.

    Pass on hines, but would accept osgood or wallace.

    You want somemore of that jet fighting. Jesus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You mean eddie royal is no devin hester? Seriously, compare the stats.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady, my brother.

    Devin hester is a kick and punt returner (and a former DB)

    Eddie Royal is an NFL wide receiver

    ...'sides, Jay wants him. And what Jay wants.... he gets!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I gotta feeling this'll come up during MW3 shortly.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm in for some gaming action tonight, I'll be a bit rusty though so you should should have the upper hand sir.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Who was throwing Royal the ball last year?

  • I'd love to see bears take a shot on Burfict if he falls in the later rounds. I know he's got issues, but he is a BEAST ON the field. Where, last I checked, is where they actually play the game of football. Think Robert gallery would be a nice pick up as well. My ol man, rest his soul, screamed for the Bears to get him in the draft. Went too high for them if I recall. Think Tice can work his magic on him and could be a decent RT, surely a better guard than what we have.

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    Agree 100% on burfict in that he's MUCH faster than he timed at the combine.

    Don't know what that kid has against money, but he's doing his dandiest not to make much of it. Trust me, he's very fast and very good on the field. The obvious question is... does he give a shit. He's like Jamarcus on D X 10. Might not be worth it unless he falls into the 5th/6th

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Shit, if he's around in the 6th, WTF. I mean, what have we done with 5s and sixes? Enderle? La Favor?

    Sure. WTF then.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    A lot of mocks are giving him around a 5th round grade these days. I could see us making that pickup, but the question is whether we'd take a shot in the 4th or 3rd. Always comes down to who else is on the board.

    Does he have a pro-day scheduled?

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I think he would be a must-draft in the 6th or 7th, but I would put him at even money to get cut before the end of training camp.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's my logic GP.

    If Briggs, a multiple PB and fellow ASU alumni can't check him, welcome to the Canadian League Burfict.

    Best case scenerio. He wakes the fuck up and makes that D mean again.

    Remember that, when our Defense was mean?

  • Whoa man.

    Briggs is Arizona. No state.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He's an absolute must-pick inthe 4th or 5th, even if we cut him for insanity next year. He's mean, and you can't teach that. He belongs back in the fifties. No more Nick Roach or Hattie Hillemeyers. Mean, nasty piranha/shark-like mofos.

  • holy fuck... just watched that video. My god, chicago hasn't ever seen anything like the beast. Go easy goodell, please.

  • Artoo, about Wallace, remember, that we not only have to give our #19, we also have to outbid the Steelers.

    Will we have enough left to do that?

    Also, the Bengals are eerily quiet in FA, sitting on about $30M. Something tells me they're going to drive to PA, dump a Garbage Truck full of gold bars, pimp slap the Rooney's, then drive back to Cincy with Wallace yelling "I'm reeeeeech, biiitch!"

  • We have 17 million..and if we made a deal now.. we would have to cut Barber and just offer 12 million to out bid the Steelers.

    The Steelers are strapped for money.. and if the Bears and Bengals go after Wallace... Steelers can choose who they want to deal with..

    Think the Steelers want to play against Wallace twice a year?

  • So all a team has to do offer Wallace $12M? (as well as give up their 1st).

    I was under the impression that Wallace would go to the highest bidder.

    For instance, let's say we offer $12M, but the Bengals offer $14M, then they get him automatically regardless of draft pick.

    Surely, the Steelers can't prevent Wallace from making more $?

  • If that doesn't factor in, the Bengals are only marginally better positioned in the 2012 draft too, and I can't imagine the Steelers think 2 draft spots would be worth having to face Wallace twice a year for the foreseeable future.

  • You can bet the Steelers are going to try like hell to keep him. 12 million should be enough to make them overpay for him or back out.

    I actually will look more into it. It might actually be up to Mike Wallace.

  • Restricted free agents (RFAs) are players who have three or fewer accrued seasons of service and whose contracts have expired. RFAs have received qualifying offers from their old clubs and are free to negotiate with any club until a deadline which occurs approximately a week prior to the NFL Draft (for 2010 the deadline was April 15), at which time their rights revert to their original club. If a player accepts an offer from a new club, the old club will have the right to match the offer and retain the player. If the old club elects not to match the offer, it may receive draft-choice compensation depending on the level of the qualifying offer made to the player

    Unless the cba change the rules.. I know we have until April 20th though.

  • Until 4/20 inclusive (deadline is midnight, irie).

  • So Wallace's agend would be shopping him to the highest bidder, Steeler's be damned.

    That's what I thought. It is Wallace's choice, so there's a slight chance he would take a bit less $ to go to the Bears instead of the Bengals, but if $ was no biggie for him, why not just stay with the Steelers? (Same scenario SuperMario just went through).


    Yeah, a third this year and a third next year is a very valuable pick.

    Packer fans..smh

  • Fuck the Packers

    You want the smell of desperation? Trading the whole damn farm for RG3. That smell is coming from the Skins.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I have to feel bad for RG3 in that respect. The Chiefs line is terrible. How's he going to learn how to play QB at an NFL level if he spends the season in a hospital bed?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I didn't get the desperation thing. Made no sense.

  • Graduated from the ESPN school of journalism. Make stupid outrageous statements in the pathetic hope of getting attention.

  • Prediction:

    Fisher has the Rams in the playoffs in 2013. Not this year, but next for sure.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Rams had some injuries to deal with last year - messed them all up.

    Had higher hopes for their TE Kendricks but he could be Fantasy gold (or at least silver) this year

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    You know what I like.. I like that our back up QB situation looks like this
    2011 our backup turned out to be the 37th (only ahead of Curtis Painter) best Free Agent QB.

    In 2012 our backup is rated as the 5th best FA QB.

    Our 2013 3rd string QB, was our 2nd string QB and he was the 13th highest rated FA QB.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Bumping up the pay scale by $3 million will do that.

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    In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Even with the extra $, I think it is amazing value and $ well spent.

    I am so bitter about the Caleb Hanie debacle. I live in the DC Area, and I took my 14 year old son to his first Bears game. Because of my coaching schedule, his schedule etc, the only game we could go to was the KC Chiefs game. We flew back, stayed at the Chicago Hilton where the players stay, met a few of them had a fantastic time, until Caleb Hanie put on a display that made me wish for Henry burris.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    I live down in Tidewater - so I'm not the only one pissed that the Skins aren't our NFC East road game this year, I'd bet.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    It makes sense though. If the QB is the most important position on the team, then the backup should be pretty close behind, no? We found that out last year. Like Mike says below, fans shouldn't have to pay, or sit up at three in the morning on the other side of the planet ... to watch Caleb Hanie. A sporting chance is all we ask.

    What did Orton sign for? Then again, he has a realistic chance of starting one day on the strength of not shitting the bed.

  • Bears trivia (No googling!)

    Who was the last WR to make the PB?

  • We posted that awhile back.. was it a guy named Gordon?

  • Yeah, Dick Gordon. 1970. Must've missed the post.

    1970 Tebus...

    Welcome aboard Marshall.

  • It was Marty Booker in 2002.

  • That video gave me a boner. Think I have a man-crush on B.Marshall. Don't tell me wife please.

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    The stiff arm of Reevis into the ground was awesome.

    F-Off Gilligan. It's my island

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    Gilligan, that's clever

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    I just think its amazing how much bigger the guy is than pretty much all the players around him. The guy is a beast.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    yes, he is The Beast NB.

  • Jason Campbell is 6'5 230.

    Damn. Can he catch?

  • Lmao...that was funny..

  • fuck that... can he pull and lead block on the trap.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My thoughts:

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    turrible indeed!

    I say we put a little subpackage in.

    Put Campbell as QB, then, last minute, motion him out as a WR and Bennett at QB.

    Alright, I'll stop now.

  • Wow. We found our guy. We can cut Roy. 6'5??

  • Pats are loving the castaways

    Dion Caputi ‏ @nfldraftupdate
    #Patriots also re-signed DT Marcus Harrison, per @MikeReiss

    Knew they had Anderson. Didn't know they had Harrison. Guess he made weight.


  • Mwah!

  • #Bears signed WR/ KR Eric Weeks to a 3-year, $4.2 million contract that included $1.5 million in guarantees, according to league source

  • Weems.

  • I like Weeks better.

    The name's Weeks. Eric Weeks. Special agent.

    Can that be his new nickname? Artoo, you've done it again.

  • Notice I corrected him 20 seconds after he posted it.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


  • btw, you guys catch any of the track worlds last week?

    We are going to fucking clean house in the olympics this summer. We were crushing people all over the place.

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Izzy is back

  • R2..where is the info from?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    found it:

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Yeah, just heard it on The Score.

    It's a solid pick up. Kinda like Alex Brown. Reliable. Great locker room guy. Plays specials.

    As long as we don't make the same mistake as Brown in thinking that he's more than a 3rd DE, we're good.

    It's only a 1yr deal too. So he'll be motivated.

  • +1


    Lovie referred to Enderle as the #4 quarterback about 10 minutes in. Sounds like they might keep him on the roster for another year.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    If Webb is at LT then he'll get his game all right.

  • this bitches sister is probably the crying ass bitch on you tube...this guys needs FUBAR Today...ass-goblin:

    The first sentence says everything...FUCKER

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    What a moron. Two 3rd picks for one of the top three receivers in the NFL is a steal.

  • I don';t know if anyone remembers but when the trade for Cutty was made Marshall was not at all happy about it and if my memory hasn't failed me completely I recall him asking to be traded shortly afterwards because of that trade.So in answer to his productivity one need only recognize that he didn't have a QB of the same caliber to throw to him. Plus after you've worked together for a long time with someone and you know how they think and their habits, how they do things, it's hard to make a change, so when you lose that person you may never have the same connection with anyone else.

  • Emery visited with representatives of Bears players who are set to become free agents, according to sources, and also got together with Todd France, who doesn't have any current players on the Bears roster but does represent a pair of free-agent wide receivers in Dwayne Bowe and Eddie Royal.
    france is also the agent for justin blackmon
    and fletcher cox who played both DTand DE

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Fletcher Cox might be a real possibility at #19.

    Lovie can't have enough DT/DEs, but will Emery oblige?

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    this is from a trib article a while back
    i like either cox or mercelis as our #19
    new england wants either of the 2 also
    with their 1st rnd pick

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Don't they have two first rounders and two second rounders?

  • The pick we have up this year was The Greg Olsen pick

  • THE Greg Olsen pick. Basically G-Reg and a third for Marshall. Seems fair.

  • i felt like dancing
    after day one of FA fever
    so here is curly
    and showing off his best
    Brandon Marshall
    after hours move

  • New Thread.

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    Why fighting for these points ?

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