Draft Day Koozie Giveaway!

Draft Day Koozie Giveaway!

The official Bears blog koozie (grainy picture but it's the Bear down logo and it's cool) will be available for general sale in the weeks to come. But I'm going to give some away to ya'll for spending tonight on the site.

Here are the rules. Guess whom the Bears will select in the first round. That is all. Guess the pick. Guess it right and I'll send you a koozie. YOUR PICK MUST BE IN BY THE MOMENT THE COLTS GO ON THE CLOCK. NO LATE SELECTIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

One catch. If I send you a koozie I want you to take photographs with the koozie. At the local bar. With your family. On vacation. In front of historic landmarks. If you send me a photograph I'll post it on the site and give you a chance to be the star of DBB for a few hours.

My guess for the 19th pick yesterday was Kendall Wright. Today I'm clueless again so I'll take a shot and say Mike Mayock is right and it'll be Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse. (But Wright or Stephen Hill in this slot would not surprise me in the least). For what it's worth I had dinner last night with Adam Oestmann from Chicago Bears Huddle and Your Boy Roy. Oestmann thinks Courtney Upshaw is heading to Chicago. Roy could not stop talking about Andre Branch.

So good luck and enjoy what I think is going to be a terrific draft night.

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    Trade back, take Stephen Hill. Woo hoo

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    I could live with Hill and Branch.

  • Chandler Jones. Roy is right about Branch but he's listed as low second round everywhere. I hope we draft him in the second.

  • Kendall Wright- WR, Baylor

  • In reply to PMCyclone:

    that is INSANE cy... totally insane.

  • With their 1st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select Luke Kuechly-LB, Boston College

  • Dre Kirkpatrick-CB, Alabama.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Pass us the doob, Dre.

  • Nick Perry

  • I'd love to say its Floyd.

    With the 19th pick, Bears select-Dre K, CB, Bama

  • Michael Floyd

  • How about a sweep on who gets barred from Cortlands first?

    Is J'Marcus Webb going? See how I did that?

    Be-atches are worried now ....

  • As far as Osi in the last thread, we'd be nuts to not take him for a third round pick, since he's worth twice that, maybe more. The best pass rusher on tonight's board is a risk - all the players are. Osi's a known producer.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    +1 jokey.

    I'd trade an unknown 3dr for him any day.... injury concerns aside. I think a scenery change will totally rejuvenate him... like it did pep.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    So does the trade have to happen before the third round or would it be next year's pick?

  • Quinton Coples

  • I am sold on Chandler Jones as the #1 pick!

  • I remember this very well and I am sure many of you do too. Emery said when he cannot decide who to pick, he was taught to go back and loom at the tape. The tape never lies.

  • Look*

  • from the previous thread:


    let's get Osi....so as trac said we could have a little Pep-Si!!!!

    and then E-TRAIN!!!

    GET SOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    let's blow the dust off the last "Clusterfuck Draft Book" by Glitchy

    and it is now the era of the E-TRAIN!!!!

    my pick for 2012 @ 19- Whitney Mercilus.....

    going out on a limb because I would love to see Osi come to us for our SB run this year!!

  • Nick Perry, but he visited the Pats Ravens Steelers....nothing about the Bears. Whoever it is, just make sure it isnt another Michael Haynes. Totally wasted 14th pick.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I remember a trib story saying Marinelli flew out to USC for a visit. Nothing would surprise me at this point.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    murph, where you been lately?

  • Hey MB, Ive been around. Just not making a ton of comments, but I do sneak one in now and then. Pretty much read every day.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    good murph. comment more maings.

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    Quinton Coples, even though I would LOVE for Michael Floyd to drop to 19..

  • Hey Mike... where you at maings? You peekin?

    Go big or go home. We trade up big and get Kuechly.

    The safe, no big moves pick will be Coples.

    Oh and shady... you better fucking go tonight you cuntbag. I swear if you don't I will kick your ass when we finally meet in person at the 2nd GB game this year. And technically, a douchehund isn't really a rat dog... it's german… and will slit your throat in your sleep... like all germans if you're not careful. Take her… chicks will be all over it.

    Hey Rabbit....

    "BTW, I gotta hear about this dog - did it get surgically attached to you or something? What did I miss?"

    Have you ever read Carl Hassin? One of his books had a dude who was bitten by a pitbull, when he couldn’t release the bite, he chopped off its head, which rotted and fused to his arm. Funny.

  • I would love this move if it happened more than just about anything else in the 1st round MB. If Phil trades up I don't think we could go wrong with him. He's arguably the 5th best prospect on the board. A gal can dream can't she?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    she can trac, she can.

  • That's right she's a DOUCHEhund, bitch won't stop barking, you heard that shit last night. But seriously, someone call Cortlands and find out if I can bring her tonight. If not Ill have to sleep with one eye open...clever girl.

  • In reply to Shady:

    yes, that is what I wrote. A douchehund.

    Fuck them, just take her. tell them she's your girlfriend from Wiscaaaaansin, and do they have a problem with little people.

    Don't you have a lady friend who could take care of her for the night? Wouldn't P and Hairy like to? Doooooooooood!

  • In reply to Shady:

    Hahaha, Wiscaaaaaaansin. Do you really think I'm going to ask a girl to come over and watch my dog while I go outdrinking without her? Cmon, I have a little more sense than that. By the way, do any girls want to come over tonight and watch a dog while I go out drinking?

  • In reply to Shady:

    hahahahaha... ask P.

    Doooood can you please vaaaatch my dog tonight? You can bring Hairy doooooooood.

  • Happy draft day boys!!


  • jesus

  • my thoughts exactly

  • are you kidding me... it's draft day... where the fuck is everyone!?!?

  • I'll try to sneak out tonight but it's not looking good. I used to live right down the street from the bar but now I'm on the southside so driving in will blow cock and driving home will get me imprisoned.

  • I picture Waffle as a Palos Parker.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I picture him as a young gorgon gekko: http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2012/02/gordon-gekko.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    nope, i'm a city boy.

  • I doubt anyone would remember where their car was after a free bar for four hours.

    Kuechly Floyd and Gilmore top ten, Hightower 10-20.

    Emery trades down and pulls a blinder.

  • Come on Johnny. Bring a buddy or two and share a cab.

  • Emery will pull and Angelo, trade down to the 3rd round and pick:

    Ernie Plouff OT from the University of Southern North Idaho A&T Hospitality and Dog Training Institute. Former Walk-on. Blind in one eye, projects as a future sub middle manager for a 3rd rate telecom company out of central shitville florida.


    Why in god's name would you do that to me!?!?!?!

  • Michael Brockers, DT LSU

    Here is Morrissey, whom I used to give the benefit of the doubt to, but now am beginning to suspect is a cockmuncher, kvetching that we MUST pick a O side player in 1.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    I gagged reading that today. Tool of tools. Doesn't he watch the Bears? Doesn't he realise our line was injured last year? Tice is calling the shots, not Martz. Hecomplains our line isn't good enough but suggests we fix that by drafting Floyd or Wright? I guess they're projected to be left tackles in the NFL.

  • Speaking of going out on a limb, I'll go with:
    Kordy Glenn, OT, Georgia

    I'd take Chandler Jones, and be overjoyed if somehow Kuechly is still on the board and Emery likes him as much as so many analysts do.

  • Mb, I am sure some are actually here or driving to Chicago.

  • true that Erik, true. that.

    btw, I have DreK as my darkhorse pick if none of the DEs or OTs emery likes are still there.

    ...and I would be mooooore than happy with this pick.

  • Hey Artoo I think you'll be the only recognizable person at the party. More than Jeff even. Me, I'll be the one with the wallet that says, "Bad Mother Fucker"

  • well, for the fun of it and for really cool nicknames sake
    MERCY LESS...... "Am I not Merciful!?" for 1st Rd.
    2nd Round - Marvin Mcnutt. I can hear the sportscasters "Mcnutt has dropped 2 balls today... Mcnutt has a feel for the balls.."
    Lame yes, but giddy now anticipating DD.
    Stafford (a.k.a. the man who ate Stafford)....DEAD
    Ponder.... who cares

  • Great call Mel!


  • gents... staaaart your engines!


  • Has to be doesn't it? Fug it. Let's do it. But won't the highest 3rd rounder get him?

  • The bigger question is: why would the G-men trade Osi to a potential play-off rival in the NFC?

    Would we trade, say, Forte to the G-men?

    My guess where Osi lands...some team with some picks who needs a DE in a 4-3 in the AFC.

  • http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/26/colts-reportedly-looking-to-make-deals/

    1) I am always happy when another team makes the transition to a 3-4 defense. That's one less team competing with us for the 4-3 D-linemen.

    2) I could see us sending the Colts a 4th or 5th to move up if the right guy was still on the board. There are a lot of good prospects for us expected to go in the 30-40 range (Vinny Curry, Jerel Worthy, even Jonathan Martin).

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Yeah, but it almost always evens out NB.

    Pats switched to a 4-3, even though it's more of a hybrind.

    I can't remember who else switched to a 4-3, Bills, Phins? But it almost always evens out.

    Maybe we should switch to the 3-3-5! lol

  • * hybrid

  • Bears First pick: NC DE Quinton Coples

  • Probably won't happen, but I don't have much use for a koozy these days anyway.

    My pick: Keuchly.

  • Thank you for not breaking the blog.

  • Freeney anyone? Who would you rather have? Osi or Freeney?


  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:


    I think Osi. Freeny is getting old. Too bad we don't still have both our 3rds. Can you imagine that shit? Pep, Freeney, AND Osi?!?!?

    ...and still have a our 1st, 2nd,a nd 4th+ rd picks. Yowza!

  • uh oh: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-04-25/madden-13-cover-calvin-johnson-cam-newton-detroit-lions-carolina-panthers-calvin

    I was really hoping for bug-eyes... but this is almost as good I guess. Fuck both of them.

  • DE Nick Perry

  • In reply to Nagurski:

    Either that or we trade a handjob from Ginny to Dallas and get Floyd.

  • In reply to Nagurski:


  • don't knock it until you tried it

  • In reply to gpldan:

    These days I'll take it where I can get it GP.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If she took her teeth out and you closed your eyes ....


  • It's lunchtime here in the States, Irish.

  • In the first round of the 2012 draft the Chicago Bears select Dont'a Hightower

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    beeeeeen! Common maaaaan!!!

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    With Lac not feeling so good that maybe the best option. Drafting him and Branch would be awesome. Throw in Osi and we could win with Hanie in there. Well, no, we couldn't, but ... eh ... no.

  • I think Speilman is gonna fuck with the draft and trade down. Or, he could just be playing everyone and locked on Kalil.

    Miami doesn't want to lose on Tannenhill and Richardson is a wanted man.


  • The pick is in. Melvin Ingram. Bitches.

  • In reply to bears5003:

    He was my initial choice, but I just don't see it happening. I'd be way good with Ingram. Gilmore not so much.

  • All of you should know by now that I've been on Chandler Jones like crazy so with the 19th pick Chicago Bears Select my fellow alumnus, Chandler Jones!!! Whoop Whoop! Enjoy yourself fellas, I wish I could meet every single one of you guys and thank you for boosting my Bears/ Knowledge!! This is one of the top sites ever! Peace.

  • woke up today
    with joy in my heart
    gifts are coming
    and for 3 days
    kicked off the celebration
    by hanging up prayer flags
    and filling the house
    with incense
    for the bears brain trust
    may the forces be with us all
    my desire was cox
    but it may be that
    whitney mercilus will come and
    rush the pass this way
    my prayer has always been
    to get pep someone to ride herd
    and join his posse
    with our 1st rounder

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    HB, you and I both know that ain't no incense brother. Have a good one, and all the best to Phil and the boys. I'm pulling for Osi more than anyone in the draft now. We forgive you for nutting Cutty, Osi.

  • Who is showin up tonight? Artoo, I know you will, and brownie said he was. Anyone else gracing Cortlands with their presence?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I'll be there in spirit(without the spirits) Murph. Have a great time my friend. Don't let any of the young bucks drive home tipsy.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    The old man will be on his way home before the young bucks get tipsy.

  • Waffle, its a short drive form the southside. Cant take you more than 30 mins. Stay till the Bears draft and then head home. Cmon, you can do it!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    i'm working on it. 50/50.

  • Awesome.... #1, 19 and.... 34!!


    There are some seriously righteous afros in there.

  • Wow MB, check this one out. Did you know that Forte made more than Broadway Joe did on his rookie contract?


  • Whitney Mercilus. I don't have a use for Koozie but I"m curious to see what the winners will look like. You know, when they're not shit faced at a draft party. WOO-HOO! Hope to see some good pics or at the very least, hear some good stories after tonight!

  • 1st Rd Pick - Ingram

    (I have no idea)

  • Bears #1 pick will be Mercilus.


  • Quinton Coples. Lock it in and give me my Koozie.

  • Shea McClellin, and my Koozie

  • In reply to elcaney:

    Nicely done elcaney.

  • 1st round pick...Whitney Mercilus.

    Luck, RG3, Richardson, Claiborne, Kali, Blackmon will be gone.

    That's 6 picks.

    Cox, Floyd, Coples, Kuechly, Barron, Reiff, Tannenhill, 95% chance they'll be gone too. That's another 7.

    Now we're at pick #14 where it really gets dicey

    DeCastro, Gilmore, Brockers, Ingram, Mercilus,

    Barring some ridicules scenario, and by my primitive math, one of these prospects will be available to us @ #19.

    Other potential prospects who are graded mid 1st: Chandler Jones, Glenn, Kirkpatrick, Wright, Upshaw, McClellin, Poe, Hightower.

  • Also, if I win, I'll take pictures with the Koozie and hot chicks!

    "Hey, baby, you wanna touch my Koozie?"

  • I think the way it works is you want to touch theirs.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah, you're right GP

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "Can your Koozie take a picture with my Koozie?"

    How could that NOT work!?

  • Donta Hightower - If he's on the board, this is who I would pick if I was wearing Emery's loafers. Hightower/Lach/Brigg's would fucking dominate for years to come.

    Not going to make tonights shindig. I am the unoffical king of dupage county DUI's and I really can't afford another one....All you DBBer's attending tonight, take a fucking cab home! I'd be 30k richer if I would have taken that advice!

  • Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.......guess you dont need that koozie. 30k, I hope all that is behind ya! Sorry you cant make it.

  • I hear ya coach. I got one years ago, and had to do community service. Anyhow, there was a dude there, maybe in his 50s, white, home owner, etc... also doing community service.

    He had 7 DUIs! Wow. He said he got most of them back in the 70s when no one thought they were a big deal. "But now - it ain't like a speeding ticket anymore."

    All you guys should've rented a party van! Bastards. If I lived in Chicago, I'd already be screaming, "Happy New Year!"

  • How long does DUI stay on one's record?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think it depends on the state. But in Cali, 10 years, as far as I know.

    I'm also not sure why some states use "DUI" while others prefer "DWI".

    I wonder if there is some legal technical difference, or just a regional thing like saying "Pop" instead of "Soda".

  • Also, I'm not certain if they ever do go "off the record", even if you expunge them. I think they're permanent, but if you don't get another DUI within 10 years, then the chargers don't escalate.

    So theoretically, you can space out a DUI once every decade, but don't quote me on that! lol

  • DWI is worse than DUI I think. Most states can charge you with either one based on the alcohol level in the blood.

  • 2 for me Coach. 1 in the 70's and 1 in the 90's. Haven't had a drink since the 2nd one. Not preaching, just the right decision for me. It took me 2 years to get permanent residency in Canada due to my checkered past. I'm just glad I never hurt anyone while I was driving.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Never having to wake up with a hangover is reward enough for me Canada. Gawd I hated feeling like crap every Sat, Sun and Mon morning.

  • Is this who we are going to take #1rd?

    Mayock believes this is for us:


  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Mayock is a guy who was drafted in like the 19th round by the Steelers and didn't make the team, played some for the Giants and then played in the CFL for awhile.

    He trained to be a broadcaster, and now does Domer games.

    What is this guy's credential as a mock drafter exactly? Does he have some great claim to fame, some inside scoop that nobody else has?

    The ghost of Harry Carey just told me it's going to be Merciless on the Ouija board, and Jimmy the Greek set the odds at 3-1 from his seat at the table in Hades, where he is the house bookie.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP agree 100%...I choose Merciless also.....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    and howard cosell is on the call

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    Whitney Mercilus

    I have a 6th sense about these things.

    Ya know, sometimes.

    Koozie Down!

  • Mercilus.

    And I shall take a pic of the coozy hanging off the bell clanger at Josie Woods.

  • Taking a shot in the dark, but I do think those koozies look snazzy....So I'm going with Gilmore.

    Doubt he makes it past the Iggles, but we shall see...T-minus 3 hours!!

  • Whitney Mercilus!

  • +1

  • Coples

    I think that deserves a koozie.

  • and the koozie's go to who ever choose:


    ppppllllleeeeeeaaaaaassssssseeeeeeee!!!!! lol

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    hooooooold on there tiger.

    Does THIS remind you of anyone we know (and love)?


  • yeah TH...and he had no work ethic just like this guy!


  • Lot of mocks have Mercilus going to the Chargers...

    We shall see, but I have a feeling we don't get him. I think Emery goes elsewhere due to the flash-in-a-pan theories I'm hearing.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Chargers have very similar needs as the Bears which could make things interesting seeing as how they pick right before the Bears. Emery might feel compelled to move up and grab that last remaining top tier DE or OT if necessary.

  • Melvin Ingram - Tweener who slips right to the Bears, and how could they resist?

  • In reply to Shady:

    Fuck it. I'm changing my pick to Jerel Worthy. Want my koozie to be even more limited, limited edition.

  • Chandler Jones, DE
    Looking forward to it!

  • I am here guys and so is Jeff

  • Don't forget to kiss the ring.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Let me know if he refuses to converse with the little people Artoo.


  • Already? Better pace yourself if you intend to be awake for the Bears pick....

  • do they serve wheat grass
    at this establishment
    if so order one
    it is Dbl. Dueces
    and hunti's too

    have a great evening Big McLargeHuge
    you deserve some R and R

  • For those of you with a glorious, immature sense of humor:


    (Click the magnifying glass to enlarge)

  • In reply to Shady:

    actually really enjoyed that-

  • In reply to Shady:

    Teehee that was class.My personal favourite (old but good):


  • In reply to DYLbear23:


  • In reply to Shady:

    That was Effen Hillarious!

    "I got sword, much sharp, want borrow for seppuku?" lol

  • In reply to Shady:

    That is sooooo good.

  • Like I said previously, Kiper (ESPN), Nawrocki (PFW) and Mayock (NFL Network) are the 3 expert prognosticators who are right more than others (and even then they’re often wrong due to trades). So, let’s put them to the test. Here’s 3 of their mock drafts head to head to head.

    NFL Draft 2012 Mock Drafts


    1. Colts……Luck…..……….Same………Same
    2. ‘Skins…..RG3.…………. Same………Same
    3. Vikes…..Claiborne……..Claiborne…….Kalil
    4. Browns.…Richardson…..Blackmon….Blackmon
    5. Bucs……Kalil………Richardson…..Richardson
    6. Rams……Blackmon……Kalil………..Claiborne
    7. Jags………Cox………….Mercilus……..Ingram
    8. Fins……….Tannehill……Same…………Same
    9. Panthers……Kuechly……Coples………Cox
    10. Bills…….Floyd………...Barron………Kuechly
    11. Chiefs…….DeCastro……Kuechly……Barron
    12. Seahawks…C. Jones…….Cox……….Coples
    13. Cards………Ingram…….Floyd………Reiff
    14. Cowboys…..Barron………Poe……….Brockers
    15. Eagles……..Gilmore……Brockers…..Gilmore
    16. Jets……….Coples………Upshaw……Floyd
    17. Bengals….Glenn………Kirkpatrick.…Kirkpatrick
    18. Chargers….Reiff……….DeCastro……Mercilus
    19. Bears……..Mercilus…….Ingram…….C. Jones

  • PFWs Top 100

    (I'm only pasting Top 40 for 1st rd)

    1. QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
    2. QB Robert Griffin, Baylor
    3. RB Trent Richardson, Alabama (L)
    A hammering inside running force destined for NFL stardom.
    4. CB Morris Claiborne, LSU
    5. OT Matt Kalil, USC
    6. WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
    7. DT Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State
    8. DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
    9. OLB Luke Kuechly, Boston College
    10. DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina (H)
    Demanding DL coaches confident they can extract more from elite talent.

    11. QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M (H)
    Need for QBs drives up draft status of raw, 19-game starter brimming with upside.
    12. SS Mark Barron, Alabama
    13. DT Dontari Poe, Memphis
    14. ILB Don’ta Hightower, Alabama
    15. DE Michael Brockers, LSU (H)
    Has star potential if he figures out how to harness his raw skill set.
    16. OG David DeCastro, Stanford
    17. WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
    18. CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
    19. OT Riley Reiff, Iowa
    20. DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State

    21. OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
    22. OG Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin
    23. DE Chandler Jones, Syracuse
    24. CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina (H)
    Big, sound corner lacking instincts, hands of top-flight cover man.
    25. WR Rueben Randle, LSU
    26. RB Doug Martin, Boise State
    27. DE Nick Perry, USC (H)
    Performance does not yet match workout numbers.
    28. OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia
    29. OG Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State
    30. DT Devon Still, Penn State (H)
    Classic underachiever shows enough flashes to warrant top-round consideration.

    31. DE Whitney Mercilus, Illinois (H)
    Late digester who looks like a top-10 pick on paper only.
    32. RB David Wilson, Virginia Tech
    33. TE Coby Fleener, Stanford
    34. CB Trumaine Johnson, Montana
    35. FS Harrison Smith, Notre Dame
    36. OLB Lavonte David, Nebraska (L)
    Instincts, urgency should overcome lack of size.
    37. QB Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
    38. WR A.J. Jenkins, Illinois (L)
    Underrated pass catcher with big-play ability.
    39. DT Kendall Reyes, Connecticut
    40. DE Bruce Irvin, West Virginia (L)
    Unique pass-rush ability trumps character concerns.

    PFW Top 100

  • I want a koozie! so I am going to say Mercilus. Hoping for a Floyd freefall. I am going to D.C. in two weeks so I can get some good pics. Sidenote- never knew how to spell koozie until now.

  • In reply to DitkaisGod:

    I never knew what a koozie was until now. It sure sounds like something else, though. Something I spent a good portion of my life chasing....

  • I don't know scheit about these people so I'm gonna play it safe and go with the minor trend - Mercilus

  • So someone who's been here before tell me - do teams normally use their full ten minutes to pick in the first round? If so, the Bears won't be up until after 11pm EST, right?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    yes most teams will wait for trade offers and this is being predicted as a trade heavy draft by alot of sources so expect a long night

  • My guess is Michael Floyd

  • Ha! Fucking Cleveland, pulling a Jerry Angelo.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Browns giving up a 4rth, 5th and 7th to move up ONE spot.


    The Vikes pulled one over on them.

  • Vikes gonna get Clairborne as well. Fuck me Cleveland better hit this.

  • In reply to Shady:

    If they take Tannehill all hell will breakout.

  • Speaking of DUIs, the VIP is back to show you how its done


    So even if we kept him this would have been the straw that broke the camels back. What a role model for RGIII...

  • 1st round pick... Chandler Jones.

    I will be there. Hopefully before we get out of the top 10.

  • So I think the 1st 6 picks are pretty much locked up, the fun begins at #7.

  • One of my favorite things about the draft is the booing of Rodger Goodell every time that slimey fucker shows his face.

  • Whitney mercilus. Got go w all the trib guys bit who the hell knows never as expected

  • the more i read
    about chandler jones
    he would be a big +
    says he has skill
    to play OLB also
    that is one reason
    liked cox
    he could play like t harris
    but also played fromthe end in college
    gifted athletes both

  • Daaaaaaaa Draft!

  • +1

  • Here's a site to bookmark if you haven't already. Any draft trivia comes up, this is the place to go:


  • hey jeff
    maybe next party
    we could do skype

  • insence says
    god i wish
    i was retired
    i need to see
    the faces
    behind the words
    haven't seen the city
    in 19 years
    if i get a "coolie"
    i will wait till
    next years wanee fest
    and bring the bikini clad
    hoola hoopers to this blog
    via "coolie"

  • If you didn't know, the web has it live


  • In reply to gpldan:

    And the boo birds out for Goodell already. Weeeee!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to gpldan:



  • RGIII is going to be what Michael Vick should have been.

  • I hope Pep welcomes Luck to the NFL tee hee hee!!!

  • It's Richardson here.

  • You gotta wonder what Sexy Rexy thinks as he sees the t-shirts with RG3 that say "HOPE", like our own Blogfather's parody.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hell he will be wearing "DOPE"

  • I wonder if Forte's agent could use what Cleveland did to move up and get a RB as a negotiating chip of sorts.

  • vikings will take the tackle from SC

  • Please no.

  • In reply to Shady:


  • In reply to Shady:

    get fucking down there!!!!!


  • The NFL streams are starting to break down. The load is spiking.

  • shady, you better fucking be blogging from that bar damn it!

    Take that angry little german dog with you and get the fuck down there!!!! NOW!!!!

  • Nein!

  • In reply to Shady:

    damn you!!!!!!

  • Sorry brosky, can't dooo it tonight. Next time two time.

  • who's the smokin chick in the orange? That his sister? She's an amazon, but hot.

  • Here goes Floyd.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    nope. Blackmon.

    I would have taken floyd personally. Blackmon looks like an old Caribbean fisherman.

  • Hahah. You called it.

  • barron

  • phew! nope. claiborne

  • Claiborne has ridiculous BALL skills.

  • guy's a badass

  • Kluechy's still alive MB. I hope you win the Koozy.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    we'll see Trac. I'd be shocked to be honest... that would be a HUUUUGE move. Something we haven't seen in a loooooong time in the draft.

  • surprised Cowgirls didn't go Barron

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    me too

  • TB goes Cox here? Or your boy Keek?

  • In reply to Shady:

    Or your boy Barron.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Bucs go Barron

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • tanny-hill will throw
    plenty of picks
    his passes have
    a bunch of air under them


  • There goes my koozie :(

  • barron is one bad man
    love the red hair
    on his family member

  • jesus... dolphins suck BALLS

  • I almost feel bad for Dolphins fans.

  • In reply to Shady:

    seriously. man, can you imagine telling people you're a dolphins fan. jesus.

  • My roommate in college is a 'Phins fan. I take it easy on him because I know how it feels. I'm a Cubs fan.

  • Hey Ryan, you don't have Marshall. Maybe the Fish will get you a game breaker with that 3rd round pick.

    Or.... not.

  • wow he lokks thrilled.

    Dave wanny.... baaaaaaaaaahahahahaha

  • Trade up, take Reiff or Floyd.


    Trade down, get Wright and Jones.

  • god damn it

  • Crap, Riviera snatched up Kluechy. How could HE pass on him? It was a no brainer.

  • man I hate chucky

  • Ron Rivera has his choice of defenders.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ah crap.

  • tanny will sit for
    a couple of years
    no way he starts
    in lieu of injuries

  • urlacher gets a call
    describing kuechly
    532 tacklesin college
    is impressive

  • ooooook, so now I guess we are going coples. Oh well. really wanted kuetchly.

  • Pass rushers are falling big time right now. Lots of depth I'm guessing.

  • In reply to Shady:

    yep. we'll see. hopefully we'll have our pick of 3-4 of our top wants.


  • Poe sure has an ugly watch

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    my godness, is he serious with that thing? common man.

  • So far it's going down more or less how Mayock rated them.

    Next 5 picks according to the board.

    Chandler Jones, Cox, Floyd, Reiff, Poe

  • wow this site is so fucked up. It's putting my post all over the place.

  • Jimmy fixed the blog that once, that's him done for the year.

  • Yep. Da Blog deserves better.

  • gillmore didn't look
    too happy
    being a bill

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I wouldn't either... place is a shithole.

  • Poe beats Burfict in the 40.

  • everything's going rather ok for Bears.

    Poe and Tannehill are both reaches.

    I have a feeling that once Cox or Coples get's drafted, Emery will trade up to make sure he get's the one still left on the board, unless he's really that sold on Mercilus.

  • I agree that it's shaping up to be Coples.

  • look at that clapping... sounds like this....

    money money money money money money money money money money money money

  • Will Ingram fall to us?

  • Eagles making moves, win now mode.

  • In reply to Shady:


  • Cox.

  • In reply to Shady:

    My bet too

  • In reply to Shady:

    good call

  • loved the way poe
    was pictured
    beating on that
    tell tale heart

  • Fitz + Floyd = Kolb has no excuses if he wins the start

    I gotta think Rams take Reiff with the shit way S. Jackson ran, no fault of Jackson's.

  • well doc
    there goes the
    body part draft
    hope they don't
    chop off our mcnutts
    in the coming rounds

  • Ming the Merciless...coming our way!!!! I'm feeling a koozie coming to the SW!!!!!...

    My Dark Guinness may have a new suit to wear...SSSSSSSSSSSSWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEETTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • shady you need to teach
    that douchehound
    the "here we go"
    he would be allowed
    in courtlands
    and you could make
    a couple hundred in tips

  • In reply to huntinbare:


  • I know why you're laughing. Bastard.

  • fuck cards have FLOYD !#$%^!@#$%^!$@%$!!!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Nice little 1-2 WR combo, too bad they don't have a QB.

  • In reply to Shady:

    yep.....yeak but don't they have KORN KOB...lol

  • Pick #14. (See my above post about who's going to be there for us at #19) And it's the Rams. Not sure I like this.

    Ingram, Brockers, Upshaw and DeCastro need to go.

  • im so mad im @ work watching the draft from a conp that refreshes every 5 mins.. i hope yoy guys are enjoying yourselves.......

  • Still wads of talent on the board

  • Looks like we will have our pick of DE. Would love to see Chandler Jones get past the Jets.

  • fucking Chi-Now...ass-goblins..what's happening to the posts!!!

    I'll repeat

    Ming the Merciless...coming our way!!!! I'm feeling a koozie coming to the SW!!!!!...

    My Dark Guinness may have a new suit to wear...SSSSSSSSSSSSWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEETTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dude, brockers has a SWEEEET 'The Dictator' beard


  • The Bears are going to end up with Ingram, Jones or Coples. But If Reiff or DeCastro are still there... Protect the franchise...

  • $25 all you can drink? Fuck you faggots! And not in the anti gay, derogatory to homosexuals way but in the you suck cock way. I just spend $20 on a bourbon and some chicken strips while you fucks are living it up. Well as long as we get a DB in the 1st round I won't drive 26 hours to come shank all of you.

  • Sac....bbbbbwwwwwaaaahhhhhaaaaa! go get them brah!!!!!

  • I think coples is going to be a beast.

  • he reminds me of Butter.....I want Ming the Merciless!!!!

  • wow, brockers.

  • NFL.com must be really delayed.

  • I love how the blog doesn't post time sync'ed anymore. Our posts are like Billy Pilgram, unstuck in time....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    no shit!!! If anyone should be shanked it's CHi-now

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Impressive Slaughterhouse 5 ref. Thumbs up to you...

  • Bears in perfect spot to trade down if possible.

  • fb_avatar

    Whitney Mercilus! Bear Down

  • Ahhhhh fuck. There goes my Coozie.

    Brockers joins Chris Long to shore up that Rams line.

    Not sure WTF is going on with Reiff. I guess he's over rated. If he falls to us, do we take him?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If he's there with Jones/Hightower/Coples etc we should trade down and take the leftovers.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I usually don't agree with the trade down, but this draft I agree, we should.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Reiff is projected as a RT or even OG.

    DeCastro is still on the board too, and he's like a Top 10 talent.

  • Irvin: the very definition of Boom or Bust. Not getting a 3 down player at #15 is big as well. Bad pick imo.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I was hoping for him in the 2nd, but top 15! That's nuts.

  • Jets going Ingram. My guess. Fuck, it's all going sideways now. Irvin?

  • irvin the 1st round

  • Wooooooowwwwwww. Bruce Irving?!? Wow.

  • In reply to Shady:

    yeah, what the fuck is that!??!?! My seahawks buddy is going to be PISSED.

  • Why wouldn't they trade down if that's the guy they wanted? Nobody had him anywhere near that high....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Pete Carroll...dip shit...hell be going back to College Ball in the next year.

  • bye bye coples to the jets head cases!!

  • Ok, now I REALLY want Hard Knocks to do the Jets again...

  • That Motorola Verizon ad is pissing me off so much right now...

  • No Coples for you!

  • did the irvin pick
    make phil stare
    into space for a moment
    and re-asses

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    hunt...he just chuckled and under his breathe said..."Carroll what a ass-hat"

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    If it were Angelo he'd be saying "how can I make a bigger reach than that?" . Then he'd pick Vontaze Burfict.

  • In reply to JAB1:


  • No Dre for me.

  • Cannot believe the talent still on board.

  • God, I hope the Chargers take DeCastro.

    They're OG just retired, but Smith is a rogue drafter.

  • Damn, I lost my Koozie. Reilly Reiff anyone?

  • I got no idea who we will take now.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ingram, Jones or Reiff.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ingrams only 6'1". That doesn't equal 4-3 DE to me. OLB in a 3-4 would make sense.

  • Chandler Jones it is.

  • next...INGRAM!!!

  • how bout a bar update
    who is still standing
    and who is wobbling artoo

  • Riley Reiff could be picked by 19...

  • Hightower or Merciless

  • nfl.com has douches with bad hair blathering about fantasy... stfu already. Perhaps ar some point these assholes will 'break the news' that the Jets picked Coples

  • Decastro. Jones. Hightower.

    COME ON E-TRAIN!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I'd take reiff before Decastro. Jones is intriguing. He looks to be an athletic freak like Peppers.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    Just highlighting how much choice we have. Trade down!

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I might be ok with that. I only have a six pack in me and need to drink some more.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    Its 2:54am for me. I'm downing the coffee like no tomorrow.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    haha where you at?

  • In reply to Shady:


    Haggis, neeps n' tatties, whiskey etc etc

  • With the 19th pick in the 2012 NFL draft the Chicago Bears pick:

    Jerry Angelo.

    Bad, bad dream. Wake up.

  • In reply to JAB1:


    WAKE UP, MAN!!!

  • I bet Tice begged for DeCastro if he was available.



  • And now the 2012 NFC Champions Welcome:??????????

  • smh

  • If we draft Kendall Wright I will be pissed off to the high heavens

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I agree. I'd rather have Alshon in round 2. Or that Quick kid out of Appalchian State.


  • fb_avatar

    Bears take Shea McClellin.


  • He was obviously thier guy. I have to say the tape looks good, but there were a TON of measurables left on the board. Emery must have fallen in love with the tape and the interview.

  • Shea McClellin, hahahaha I foretold!!!!

  • no 1st round defensive picks
    since 2005

  • Jesus,

    Get the QB, Mercilus
    Protect the QB, Reiff

    ? Wow.

  • throwing around hay bales
    chasing down chickens
    riding hogs
    that's how shea cut his teeth
    hope he has some
    inner butkus


  • What the? McClellin who?

  • Instant pick from the E-Train

  • Chandler jones.

  • Bears pick comes in very quickly

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Tells me they are getting the guy they wanted.

  • Can I have a kozy anyway?

  • damn the pic is quick....I hope E-Train didn't have pre-mature draftjaculation..................

  • In reply to lobotobear:


  • So much talent on board and we take a 3-4 defender.

    Jerry lives on!

  • Phil Emery just mind fuc*ed us all.......

  • wow

  • he Bears have selected Shea McClellin - DE - Boise St. with their first round selection.


  • In reply to lobotobear:

    just got this off facebook live!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I'm baffled.


  • no koozie
    given away
    that's for sure

  • Wow, what do we think about that?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I think Angelo has mind control on Emery.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    Burflict in the second, anyone?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    It's shaping up that way. Maybe we'll get a guy that would have gone in the 3rd next. Not every white DE is Jared Allen. You have Reiff,Decastro, Jones and a bunch of others and you reach for Mclellen. I hope emery makes me his bitch on this one but I just don't see it.

  • fb_avatar

    this fuckin farm boy fuck

  • my koozie just went to a SPUD!!!!!!! FUCK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • If one of you fucks won a Koozy, I wanna know were you live, your ass is mine.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    tee hee hee

  • I'm baffled. This guys combine numbers were flat out horrible.


  • We could have traded down and got him in the mid to late 20's. I just don't understand.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    With Jones and Merciless on the board, we go with the hick????

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Paging Jerry, paging Jerry.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    I thought so too Jab. But the fact that NE traded up to 21 tells me that they may have drafted McClennin if he was still on the board. The Pack were also very interested in him.

    This tells me that Emery has his own board which reflects Mayock's.

    Mayock ranked McClellin as the 14rth best player.

    PFW had him ranked as teh 139th best player.

    That was the biggest discrepency between them, and it just so happend, we drafted him.

  • from Da Site


    functional??? character football player who plays better than he tests...WHAT????

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    The point is guys running around in underwear at a combine says very little about how they will perform on the football field.

  • Looks like Emery or Lovie fell in love with the tape. I thought this kid was going to end up in GB, but I guess not. Hey, who needs Kuechly when you got McClellen, eh?

  • I knew we wanted to emulate the Packers more, but I didn't know we were going after a Clay Matthews clone.

    Now I'm wondering if Old Sauce isn't cooking up a package where we move Flatbread to nose and go 3-4 at times.

  • Fuck me. We should be trading up to snag some of the talent still available. Lions will end up with the 2nd best T in the draft now.

  • Is E-Train ..."Glitchy's .....EVIL TWIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????


  • Well, that's what we get for laughing at SEA drafting Bruce Irvin.

    We should have just traded down.

  • I dunno guys. I think this is perhaps a Lack replacement, the idea being play him speed edge rookie year, then transition him back to MLB next year when Lack hangs it up.

    That's all I got.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think he's Dan Buzuin's replacement. I've watched some tape and I just don't see it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Exactly. Or a guy to use for a specific trade.

    Or maybe, just maybe, this kid is real good.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's kind of what I was thinking, GP, but he is he too slow?

  • At least we aren't Cleveland fans. Two QBs, and no WRs. Nice one Holmgren!

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I'm taking Richardson in fantasy, I will tell you that.

    Fuck Montario Hardesty, this Trent kid is getting 300+ touches this year. You won't see a rook back worked any harder since Walter.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yup, that's a fact. With their QB?WRs, running the ball would be appropriate.

  • mmm... I think it was McClellin, Shea because can play DE and Will. change 3-4 to 4-3 depending on the course of the game. that gives flexibility to our trenches... I hope.

  • Shiete Blogfader...NO KOOZIES FOR ANYONE.......you damn prognosticator!!!! bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    The koozie fix was in! I would have a better chance betting on pro wrestling...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Lobo, I think it should be a nobody won but now everybody wins since this shit came out of nowhere.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    JAB...I likey!!!!!!!!!!!!! start sending those koozie's out to all of us this weekend blogfader!!!!

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1130093-shea-mcclellin-to-bears-video-highlights-scouting-report-and-analysis?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=chicago-bears

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    this part is scary:
    Analysis: A bit of a reach, particularly in a 4-3 system, McClellin can rush the passer, and get at one in a hurry with 4.6 speed. A bit light as a DE, will need to play on passing downs, unless he can stay on the outside as a linebacker.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    is this a new LDL..project?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    The white John Theirry. Or white Mark Anderson. Take your pick.

    Bears have a horrible record with pass rushing tweeners. I wanted badly to think Trace Armstrong, instead I am thinking Nick Reed.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm thinking Mark Anderson. 3rd down specialist, can he hold up against the run?

  • I really didn't think Emery could fuck this up with all that talkent on the board, but boy is he trying.

  • shea never wore a suit
    until just before the draft
    his agent took him shopping
    "this looks pretty good" shea said

    it sounds as if phil took
    him to cover the aging
    linebacking core
    he is not strong enough yet
    to go up against
    bigger o-linemen
    he benched 19 times
    needs to hit the weights
    big time
    it did say he stays
    out of traffic well
    and finds the ball

  • "What's that Lovie, we have enough Whitebread safeties? Guess we better stock up on some whitebread hybrids then"


    "So the mocks have the Packers taking Shea eh? We'll show 'em!"

  • Lets hope that the lions go joey Harrington with the 23rd pick

  • I am not happy if I'm the pack or ravens though...

  • Reiff to the lions

  • I'm out...not sure what to say boyz....

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Don't leave Lobo. Let's try to figure out how Angelo tapped the phone lines and made the call to the draft.

  • if the pack wanted shea
    they knew he had upside
    this may work but
    it leaves my mind
    in an uncertain state

    gotta light some insence
    and meditate on this
    right now he gets
    my 100% support
    this will also mark emery
    as a genious
    if it works out

  • Phil, I want a press conference, NOW.

  • Well, at least the Pats just took C.Jones and Hightower, thus robbing the Pack of two studs.

    I gotta hang my hat on something.

  • No idea what the Pack will do.....Branch maybe? or Doug Martin? Maybe even the Safety Harrison.

  • that is unless of course, the Fudge draft Mercilus.

    Wouldn't that be poetic justice?

  • It would be. he would actually fit very well into their system. Then I can hope he busts.

  • Didn't we go through this a couple years ago with Wright and the safety GB drafted....

  • The Lions got better on offense dammit. At least their secondary still sucks balls. Cutler and Marshall will male them their bitch.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    Make. Damn 12 pack. I'm loaded.

  • Well, that honeymoon just came to a screeching halt.

  • Well, maybe the kid is a sleeper. But as of now all the "feel good" vibes Emery gave me with those FA signings is quickly dissapaiting...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Or maybe Emery was asleep.

  • ...and we get to see Mercilus later this year when we play the Texans....

  • New England cleaned the floor with our blood. Chandler Jones and Donte Hightower. Wow.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Not gonna lie, I was thinking the same thing.

  • I might have teared up a bit, but Mayock's rating makes me feel better.

    Could have had Jones!

    Fuck... I'm done drinking my 312 (brewed in NY. False advertising. Like Emery draft knowledge) and gonna watch a real genius....

    "Real Genius"

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Great movie. Best Val Kilmer movie. even Top Gun.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    Uhhh, no. Tombstone.

  • agreed, tombstone,fuckyeah

  • http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0427-bears-nfl-draft-chicago--20120427,0,5961080.story
    brad biggs

  • This just in from the worst site in the world. "he earned a blue level grade (the highest possible)....... as a special teams player. Mercy...

  • Eh, Shea seems very wait-and-see for me. I know there was other, possibly better players out there, but I don't think it was as horrible pick as some of you guys are saying. I mean, the PACKERS were after him; he can't be all bad, right? Right?

  • In reply to BossBear90:

    Ted Thompson can evaluate talent, and yes there were a lot of teams interested in the kid. But there was a LOT of talent on the board, we'll just have to wait and see how it all turns out won't we :-)

  • In reply to BossBear90:

    Maybe not horrible but still a reach. Could have traded back and got him a little later. When Reiff was still there(which no mock's had him) and they didn't take him it was a cold reality that we're stuck with Webb.

  • With the 28th pick in the NFL Draft the Shit Packers take:

    Vince Lombardi.

    Hail the most overrated coach in NFL history.

  • here is all I can think of. Emery know what the fuck he's doing and we just got Jarred Allen 2

  • emery was scouting shea
    as a linebacker
    while still employed
    by kansas city

  • Am I the last one here? Everyone else must be vomiting.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    I'm still stunned.

  • In reply to JAB1:

    Feels a bit like the Dan Buzuin pick.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Let's not overreact just yet. I'll let the rest of the draft play out and wait. Emery has earned that thus far. Jeff's tweet about the pick being for the future D rather than LDLs raises some interesting points as well.

    Still very underawed given the agressiveness of other teams.

  • Vikes take Harrison Smith.

  • Lets all hope McClellin is Lach's future replacement. play him outside for now.

    And we trade for Osi or Freeney.

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    Now we really NEED Osi.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    we can dream can't we?

  • Steelers put DeCastro next to Pouncey.

    That team gets off the motherfuckin bus motherfuckin running, Lovie.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    They have no tackles. Unless Ben scambles up the middle and they can find someone to run the rock (Mendenhall went down late last year), I can see the rapist taking a pounding.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Bears like their line. Inexplicably.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Give 'em time.

    I'm feeling optimistic. Under the assumption that there are no major injuries, I think we'll give up less than 40 sacks.

    Gotta be optimistic about that after the Shea pick...

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Even more optimistic I'll say we are in the top half in sacks allowed. That's around 35.

  • i believe they
    are googling
    green acres meet chicago
    the kid is movin' to the
    big city

  • The book on this kid is evidently that he just gets to the ball. Whoever posted earlier "who needs Kuechly when we have McClellin" may be closer to the mark than any of us think.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    kid has speed
    4.6 speed
    only irvin was faster
    at his position in the combine
    he has the benefit
    of playing behind
    some of the wisest talent
    at linebacker and d-end
    and old sauce will
    coach him up
    i think we found
    a linebacker project

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    I'm wondering if he is an upgrade to Roach, with some changes in the D to let him go after the QB.

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    And yes, I think so to on the LB project notion. He's a bit small for a DE, but plenty big enough for a LB.

    Instincts are a strong factor in LB success, and according to Gruden (for whatever that's worth) Shea has it in spades. Something like "if you can find the ball, you'll find Shea McClellin". THAT sounds promising.

  • Who the fuck is AJ Jenkins? So much for Hill.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    The Niners, who let Manningham and Nicks eat them alive, and could have used Jenaris Jenkins, instead take AJ Jenkins?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My thoughts exactly.

  • You gotta grade out your team, like these picks are graded. And you gotta address your most pressing needs.

    Webb is the lowest rated player at his position, and his position is critical because you know Cutty wants the deep ball option with Marshall out there.

    You have Reiff on the board, just sitting there. Tice and his fucking short arms shit, this kid stoned every DE he faced at Iowa. Scouts had words like "unbeatable if he beats his man to the position" and "un-bull rushable"

    And we pass. For a special teamer and situational pass rusher. Not a single fucking analyst has this guy working in a 4-3 Tampa 2, they guy is a Clay Matthews type and you need to scheme him and move him. Not have his hand down!

    Yeah, I'm pissed. Merciless was a project, but he was a true LDE. He FIT a 4-3.

    Let's see if Emery's brilliance shows in the later rounds.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Actually, I like the pick and I think it will work out. Although I will confess that I was a little disappointed when I saw the Chargers pick; of the DEs I think Ingram might be the best of the draft and we were one slot away from getting him.

    Of course, that is not countering your point about passing on a tackle in any way nor would I do so. Let's hope there is a sleeper LT somewhere that we'll see later in the draft.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    When Reiff was there at 19 I was in shock and so excited. When Reiff was selected by the Lions and not by us I became despondent and started drinking more. arghh.

  • Top 2 teams from Day 1:

    Tampa Bay- top safety in the draft, 2nd best running back? Very nice. They could use a CB and some LBs in the later rounds.

    Pats - Belicheat defying his own ways and trading up, nabbing two of the highest rated defenders in the draft. Will it help his team? Possibly. With only two picks left I think they will consider RB or O-line.

    All the analysis I'm willing to do right now-it's 4:06am for me so I'm off for some sleep. Good chat folks. Let's hope Emery has an ace up his sleeve for the later rounds...

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Jones and Hightower are going to redress the Pats issues on defense that cost them that Super Bowl.

  • Oh FYI, Michael Lombardi called the Shea pick in his last mock draft. Jeff, get the koozie shipped!

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    PFW mocks were on a different planet, but at least we don't have to be concerned with them after the weekend.

  • Emery said McHick is goona play DE in his press conference. We can only hope he is the second coming of Danimal....and not Dan Bauzin. He's got 4.6 speed. If he can make Rodgers DEAD, Stafford DEAD, the guy on the Queens DEAD.....then all is well.

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    If he became the second coming of Danimal, then he would be a better pick than any TWO guys on the board when the Bears picked tonight.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    no doubt. Only rationale I can see is he is Lach's replacement in 2 years.

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    Oh, and by the way, the Bears have issued Shea number 99. Did you know that already when you posted?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    NO FUCKING WAY! that number should be retired! Danimal is my fave Bear ever, after Sweetness. What a shame. Shoulda gave him 92...what he had in college.

  • 6'3 261
    6'3 2'60

    4.68 40
    4'66 40

    32 Bench Reps
    19 Bench Reps

    32 Vertical Jump
    31 Vertical Jump

    4.56 20
    4.34 20

    7.19 3-cone drill
    7.07 3-cone drill

    The first player is named Mercilus, the second is named McCllelin.

    By almost every measurable, they're equal. The main difference is that Mercilus only performed well for one year, while McCllelin was a bit more consistent.

    Maybe that ended up being the difference?

  • highlights


  • http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:7860677

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    Other than Mercilus is stronger and faster? Don't need DE's to run 40 yards. 20 yars is the measurement. 19 Bench Reps is very lady like...

    Did I read somewhere that Mercilus might be slow to adapt to the pro game?

    C'mon Shea, make this work. An red headed irishman could do worse than succeed in Chicago.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Mercilus is NOT faster or quicker or as agile, according to the combine.

    He is much stronger though, but as Paea has taught us, there's benching, then there's real strength.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    What if they're playing the run? That's sideline to sideline. From what I read though, Mercilus would be running in the wrong direction. Lac is no speedster, but I trust him to be in the right place.

  • One has football instincts, one doesn't. I'll take the guy that has a nose for the ball every time. Again, Bill Walsh steered clear of drafting guys that were one year wonders. Five teams passed on Mercilus (the Pats twice) after us. As always, we'll see.

    Damn, Chandler Jones is only 247?!

    The Niners reach for A.J Jenkins is stunning.

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    That was f'n awful. We could have McClellin and another pick. WTF. Or we could have taken the Best Player Available (DeCastro), or Mike Adams or Reif... Or Kendall Wright, oh my.

    The kid is to slow to be a LB. (look at his combine numbers compared to OLBs), too small to be a 4-3 defensive end. But hey.. he has a high motor. BAHHHHH

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    But you'd rather have Adams - a cross between J'Marcus Webb and Tommy Chong? We have to trust them, I mean they liked him more than Perry, Hightower and every tackle in the draft other than Matt Kalil. We haven't seen what they see yet, that's all.

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    No, I met Reif. In my agitation I typed the name of the wrong guy.

  • McClellan. That Irish or Scottish?

  • In reply to Shady:

    Very scottish.

  • Well, didn't expect that, but clearly the boys saw though Ming's tape. I think we just drafted Urlacher's heir. Sire, he'll have his hand on the ground this year, but Mike looks like his spot down the line. He's almost identical to Lac physically.

  • I was thinking the same thing Irish.It makes the most sense.

  • At first I hated this pick, but after watching youtube videos of him for the last half hour I'm starting to warm up to him. He seems quick and pretty good at getting off blocks but I'm worried about his size.

  • In reply to Nagurski:

    I like his enthusiasm too. Nothing like a talented and excitable kid to make the old vets feel and play younger.


    what in the holy fuck did we do that for? REEEIIIIIFFFFFF was the second rated tackle in the fucking draft. GLITCHY how did you do it??????? How did you force Emery to make that choice????? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • Satan starts with a capital "S."

    Anything interesting happen while I was gone?

    Shea What? McClellin? Who the hell is that?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Yeah, where the hell were you?

  • In reply to Shady:

    I always spend the two weeks before the draft in seclusion.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    doing what...exactly.

  • In reply to Shady:

    nevermind smh

  • In reply to Shady:

    Mastubating to relieve the tension.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Crunch I wanted an angry black super badass freak athlete with sick upside and the ability to decapitate cracker ass quarterbacks.

    I got Hunter Hillenmeyers 2nd cousin by familysex Shea McClellin. RRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIIIIFFFFFFF!!!!!

  • But he's named Sheamus.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    On behalf of all Dubliners I apologise wholeheartedly for Sheamus. He could only exist in America though. He's half our fault, half yours.

  • makes me wonder
    about urlachers health
    i definately see him
    more LB
    but in the right
    i see him chasing rogers
    and planting him
    like an ear of corn
    and burying stafford
    like a soybean in a
    freshly tilled field

  • 19 (19) Chicago Bears: DE Shea McClellin, Chicago Bears
    After beginning his tenure with a risky trade for Brandon Marshall, GM Phil Emery sought an ultra-safe route with the selection of McClellin, who continued to gain a lot of momentum late in the draft process because of his instincts, toughness and versatility. He weighed 248 pounds at the Senior Bowl and appeared underpowered and short-armed on tape. He is not a flashy pick, but he could bring the discipline desired in Rod Marinelli's defense and excel alongside a strong group of talent.


  • I think McBraveheart played at 248 too, then gained weight for the Combine and Senior Bowl.

    But if Emery says he's playing DE, then he better blow past the RT like Matthews.

    It'd be nice to be on the other end of that.

  • I'm sure he'll have his shots against Reiff in Detroit. And Nick Perry will have his opportunities against Chicago.

  • we need to get that kid on some vitamin h-gh asap. Grow my little white flower, grow.

  • lol


  • In watching his tapes he looks like a marshmallow. A playmaking marshmallow, but he looks soft.

  • "He showed us some natural pass-rushing ability the other defensive ends [still left on the board] did not," Emery said. "Shea is a high-level player. He's relentless with his motor."

    The chance to join an organization with an illustrious history, like the Bears, appealed to McClellin.

    "I was definitely excited and happy to be part of a great organization," McClellin said in a conference call with Chicago media on Thursday night. "I really can't wait.

    "It's awesome, unbelievable almost. Just to play alongside guys like Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher, it's really going to great, and I can't wait to get out there."

    Emery was impressed by McCLellin's versatility.

    "He's got really quick feet and hands as a pass rusher," Emery said. "He has natural hips as a pass rusher. In his normal starting role at Boise was as a middle linebacker, and he would come down and rush on third downs or in sub-package situations. There is a lot of versatility with this player.

    Shea McClellin talks about getting the opportunity to play with Julius Peppers, Brian Urlacher and the rest of the Bears' defense.

    "If there is one area that stands out for me as an evaluator and evaluating Shea ... it's that we all came away from looking at him (believing) he has a high-level of football instincts. This is a very natural player."

    Emery said the Bears sent defensive line coach Mike Phair to put McClellin through a private workout during the pre-draft process.

    "I thought I might have a chance to go to Chicago and I just ended up there," McClellin said. "My private workout went great. I thought I did good and that the defensive line coach, coach Phair liked me. I thought they liked me and that I had a shot. They ended up picking me, which is great."

    With a void opposite Peppers, the Bears will be counting on McClellin to deliver as a rookie. He says he's up for that challenge.

    "I think I can (produce right away)," McClellin said. "That's why they picked me up. I think they believe in me and I think I'll get after the quarterback. I think I'll be able to make an impact."


  • "...he has a high-level of football instincts."

    This was the knock on Mercilus, and Paea last year. I think they found us a guy who will do the job. They'll condition him and get him where he needs to be.

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    Man, I hope so. He needs to tighten up and gain about 10lbs

  • Sheamus, by Pink Floyd:


  • The Bears should trade up for DT Jerel Worthy tomorrow. You don't like Worthy? Trade up for someone else you do like. Make a statement. Win now. Who do you want tomorrow at 50?

    Alshon Jeffery
    Coby Fleener
    Jerel Worthy
    Devon Still
    Mike Adams
    Cordy Glenn
    Brian Quick
    Marvin McNutt
    Janoris Jenkins

  • In reply to Shady:

    Marvin Mcnutt! The dude has great hands and will easily cath Cutler's bombs. Btw, I hate how Cutler is still not mentioned as an elite QB. He might be a bit of an a-hole but he deserves mentioning

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    I don't think so. Terms "elite" and "great" are thrown around way too easily - they are almost as cheap as standing ovations in modern America.

    IMO "elite" should be applied to not much more than 10% of starting NFL quarterbacks - that is, three or perhaps four. Cutler does not make that list, at least not yet.

  • In reply to Shady:

    There are still a ton of names out there.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Andre Branch, no question. I wasn't too keen on anyone either way in the first. But Branch is the man.

  • "McClellin does not. He's much closer to a sure thing than Poe. Of course, he doesn't have Poe's talent, though as a high-school senior he was -- and this is no misprint -- the Western Idaho Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year. Still, he didn't wow scouts at the combine as Poe did. But the draft is not only about combine workouts; it's about performances in games, and that's where the pendulum swings toward McClellin.

    He seldom misses a tackle, is always around the pile and is extremely productive, with 33 tackles for losses and 20.5 sacks in his last 37 games for Boise State. Don't ask me why it took the rest of the country so long to wake up to him, but now that it has he's moving up so quickly in most mock drafts that he's approaching Dontari Poe territory.

    "This guy is Mike Vrabel," said former Dallas player personnel director Gil Brandt. "You look at guys on tape, and Shea McClellin plays 100 percent every play. [Now, you take someone like] Whitney Mercilus, and look at him vs. UCLA, and you say, 'This is the greatest pass rusher I've seen in my life.' But if you look at him against Ohio State and Wisconsin, he's terrible. This guy [McClellin] doesn't have bad games."


  • That's very insightful, I'm liking this a guy lot - effort and intuitive football.
    Also an interesting point on the two sides to Mercilus. Consistency is just about as important as anything in football. The same effort on every play.

    Also like this quote on Sheamus :
    "In his normal starting role at Boise was as a middle linebacker, and he would come down and rush on third downs or in sub-package situations. There is a lot of versatility with this player."

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_B2JlIleWQ

    McLellin is nothing if not versatile. He plays all over the field at LB and DE. He could be an MLB in 3 years, but more likely he'll bulk up to play DE. If he can't gain enough weight for that, he'll stay outside and use his nose for the ball to blitz and contain the run as a 4-3 OLB in the mold of Briggs.

    I've watched little tape on the guy as of yet, so I reserving judgment. But I can definitely say, I did not see this coming... even in the second round.

  • Had a really nice time at the draft party by the way. Those of you who came, nice to meet you in person. Those of you who almost got in a fight to defend Jeff's honor, hats off for the effort. Those of you who were not there, there's always next year.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Someone thought they had to fight to attack Jeff's honor?

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    HaHa! Man, next post, Rumble at Draft Party!

    What happened? Did JA make a surprise appearance?

  • It's the fight stories I was waiting for. Alcohol - the cause of, and solution to .....

  • LOL!!! I was too drunk to sort out the facts. There were 2 guys who made a deal for some stuff (an MJ Wheaties box maybe) that they didn't win in an auction. Maybe they thought the winner didn't pay the full amount he bidded? MBP is that what happened? I haven't read this full thread yet - way too hungover.

    Who was the idiot who bought a round of Makers shots? Oh right, that was me.

  • Ok, well I'll say Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse. And if you send me a koozie, since I live in Paris I can take a pic in front of the Eiffel Tower. So there's that.

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    Guys I'm far from a football expert, but I got to say... if somebody thinks this guy isn't an excellent player doesn't understand the game either.
    Now there is a difference between great pick and great player... that I understand.
    But if the question is: Are you happy with the Bears getting a versatile, high motor, with incredible decision making day 1 contributor on defense? The answer is: Heck yeah !!!

    Shea McClellin is a scary, scary guy for the opposing QBs. He is going to become a monster bear.

    I love Emery so far. He's first ever pick as a GM is an extremely safe pick. That shows respect to the The Bear nation. Also does the 'best player on the board' notion tells you something? That's what he did. It's also a statement to Lovie... Jerry is gone... your ass is on the line big time.

    Mihai (Romania)

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    He's !!!!????
    WTF... sorry bears. Wanted to write 'his'. Wow.

  • Based on Jeffs tweets, I'm kinda sensing that he's getting ready to drop the "this pick is about the future" line. Well Duh, of course, that's what every GM is thinking when they draft a player. Or maybe this, Emery has drafted a replacement to Lach, he's planning for post Lovie. I'm not sure guys, just not sure at all. What I do know is what Phil himself said after drafting McClellin and I think it's pretty obvious that this guy is not Lach's heir apparent. This pick is about the here and now and this kid will be our insurance policy should an inside linebacker go down with an injury this year.

    "We like him at D-end," Emery told reporters in Chicago. "He has versatility, if we were to have a string of injuries, to play 'Sam' [linebacker], but we like who he is as a football player better as an end than at linebacker for us."

    At the end of the day boys, I'm gonna have to trust Emery on this one. A test of my football faith if you will. I just hope that the Bears drafted this kid not just because they invested bookoo time studying film on him(which they did)and they reached too far but because they saw something that few others did, a future "Monster of the Midway". I'm gonna have to wait until I see his value on the field this year before I feel good about this pick.

    The just shall live by faith, not by sight.


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    In reply to TracDaddy:

    He also said this:

    "He showed us some natural things that the other ends did not show us to as high a level. His ability to bend, his pad level, to get from blocker to ball, to close the gap as quickly as possible … we felt was better than most of the rest of the class."

    Now I really don't care if other DEs turn out to be better that McClellin. The thing is they didn't saw it on tape. They saw it on McClellin's tape instead. So they chose him. If that's what they saw... choosing other players would've been a reach... right?

    I don't want my new GM to reach at his very first pick. DO YOU? That sets the tone -the wrong one- from the get go. Thanks, but no thanks.

    So it doesn't matter if he will not turn out the best DE from this rookie class (I think the kid is a beast). That would be an evaluation mistake (not his evaluation team by the way). The strategy of the new GM is what's really, really important !!!

    We can now say: Our GM will choose the excellent 4 down player instead of reaching for the extraordinary one year wonder, pool jumper, one down player.

    Love it !!!

    Mihai (Romania)

  • I like that we drafted a guy who would have to regress from the good scouting and proven work-rate in order to be a bust, than drafting a guy like Coples or Mercilus and hoping that they improve on the knocks against them.

    He has played MLB extensively, he could start immediately at OLB if needed and can play DE. He plays smart and gives the same high effort on every play, what more could we want?

    Does it take us out of the Osi race?

  • I'd say no. Because the Bears can still get Osi and then McClellin is a Sam & situational rusher.

    Or they can not get Osi and keep training him as a DE.

    In the end, it gives them flexibility, and their plans do not auto-fail one way or the other.

  • Koozie contest rolls into Day 2? Otis will be announcing that the Chicago Bears select...

  • Still thinking about the Bears first pick. To grossly simply their process in choosing McClellin, Nelli wanted a solid edge rusher that he didn't want to guess on. Think Mario and the guy from Jacksonville they looked real hard at. This was a need selection gents, plain and simple.

  • If you weren't at the party, you missed a good time. Thanks BF. We laughed, we argued, we scratched our heads.

    I'm still trying to figure out who whatshisname LB from Idaho is.

    I asked Jeff if he reads all the comments. Thankfully he said no. Who does, really?

    Biggest regret was not meeting Irish and GP. GP where were you? Irish you get a pass.

  • Mihai has gently guided me back from the ledge. Thank you Mihai.

    Would like to see a trade up to get early second round talent though. We don't need 5th 6th and 7th rounders anyway.

    Bears go 12-4 this year.

  • Hah. My pleasure.

    McClellin 6 ft 3 in, 260 lb; Clay Matthews 6 ft 3 in, 255 lb. Are you kidding me? All this size that McClellin lacks I just don't see.
    If he is good -and Emery thinks he is- his actual weight is enough.

    I mean Jason Babin is 6 ft 3 and 260 lb. The guy is a beast. Cameron Wake 6 ft 3 in, 250 lb. Tamba Hali 6 ft 3, 275 lb.

    Mihai (Romania)

  • Alright, I'm starting to soften up a little on this pick after watching some video. This kid can line up anywhere and that is very important considering how much Marinelli likes to switch around Peppers. If he can add about 15 pounds in muscle before the season he could do very well. He seems like a workhorse who is super versatile.


  • In reply to JAB1:

    The amount of caloric intake, subsequent workouts and time limit you have given for Shea to gain 15lb of muscle would result in his death. Let's shoot for 7lbs of muscle/fat weight, hit the fucking gym for several months and learn to bench more than me when I was a senior in highschool. He seems to have the other tools. I'm less pissed than I was last night when I screamed, "you white cocksucker" at the screen. It's ok, it's not racist, i'm also a white cocksucker.

  • hopefully he is at 260 right now. I've heard he played at 245. I don't see him having a problem gaining at least 10. If he can't get his weight up a little more there is no way he will be a 3 down lineman for this team. He will be a situational pass rusher. His positives is he can lineup anywhere like Peppers. He's used to being shifted around from LE,RE, OLB, MLB. If he can beef up a little he has also played some D tackle.

  • cocksucker?

  • too strong?

  • no, just a little gay

  • i'll tell you what's gay. I jumped on Devin Hester's facebook page and I found it a little weird that there are actually fucking tools that go on there and call him a pussy and talk shit about him and Cutler, etc. It's just weird to me. Social Media gives this false sense to people that they can just act like animals to each other. like when a little kid gets killed and someone makes a heartfelt comment and there is always at least one douche that gives the comment a thumbs down. I just want to be able to confront that kind of guy one time and use my strength to slowly choke him out to see the fear in his eyes. then is would release the pressure a bit and ask him why he did it and while he was starting to think of a response i would start to choke him completely again so he would once again wonder if he was about to suffocate. Ultimately I would stop choking him but would shatter his knee with my bootheel before walking away. fucking cripple asshole. try being an asshole when you can't fucking walk. ha! too much??

  • ...a little

  • White cocksucker? So you're saying you won't suck bacl cock? Racist!

  • In reply to JAB1:


  • In reply to JAB1:

    this is veering off course quickly.

  • It always does. That's part of the reason I keep coming back here.

  • After sleeping on it, I have to agree with romania. I think emery and crew had serious concerns about coples work ethic, mercilus' one-year wonder tag, and saw in this kid a motor and a football instinct that combine numbers don't show. That said, $ put up his combine numbers against mercilus's and they were pretty much identical, in fact, I liked this kid's more.

    So, I think while it was a WTF moment for all of us last night, I (like Trac) will have to trust that Emery knows his shit and instead of picking the media darling, he picked the right guy instead.

    Oh, and how are some of you guys thinking he's lach's replacement!?!? He was a DEnd and OLB (Sam). Sam and ILB are vastly different positions. He's not our replacement for lach, he's our replacement for izzy (or what izzy should have been). He's our very own jarred allen.

    One last point...


    I can guess who jokey and Erik are, but who in thee fuck is ZZtop. Please tell me that's rabbit! And who’s in front?

  • hahaha I didn't see that, nice beard! (bycracky)

  • What's funny is I remember having the same reaction when the Packers traded up for CM3 a few years ago. I thought, why the hell are they thinking trading up for Thor? The film on Shea looks good. He needs to bulk up though or he's going to get rocked.

  • Old Sauce has been on this light speed rusher kick to the edge thing since Gaines Adams. Then he gets mad when it doesn't work, and does reactionary shit like fire Mark Anderson, who goes on to be very effective for the Pats.

    Shamus is even going to wear Gaines' #99 even though there is no reason he can't take Hillyenmeyers old 92.

    Perhaps he can't play Mike. If you recall, Lack was drafted for the Will and initially played OLB for Jauron, and moved over to Mike. If Shamus is a natural Will, why couldn't he do the same?

    Maybe this kid is a "football player" like people say. I will be bringing it up, however, when we play the Texans, esp. if Merciless is laying on top of Cutler about a half-dozen times, whipping Carmini into dog meat.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ha! you hate Paea. Paea, give your fucking jersey to the newbie right now...and carry his pads!

  • Pretty sure ZZ top is New Bear. Could be wrong though.

    Man, do we have a funny story to tell you guys.. lmao MBP

  • Dude did have a bad ass beard! Old school! Like biblical!

  • What's the story? Who won the tickets?

  • Artoo - you were standing right next to him. did you guys use your handles when speaking to each other?

  • ahhhhhhhhh.... yeeeeees, that would make sense. NB, you should have someone make you a Bears Yarmulke. Totally forgot that you are a pious jew. Good for you… balancing out my non-piousness.

    Ok, erik, run it down… who else is in that pic? And lay down the stories maings!

  • NFLDraftScout.com's Top-20 still available:

    1. OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia: Four-year SEC starter dominated early in career at guard before switching outside to tackle as senior
    2. DE Courtney Upshaw, Alabama: DE/LB tweener with only average size (6-2, 272) and speed (4.76) but smart, decisive angles, and very tough
    3. OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford: Athletic, intelligent with good size (6-5, 312), but too finesse & lacks brute strength (20 reps of 225 lbs)
    4. TE Coby Fleener, Stanford: King-sized target with an impressive speed/strength combo (4.51, 27 reps); led Stanford w/10 touchdown grabs
    5. DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State: Short and squatty, but explosive; ability to split gaps will intrigue 3-4 and 4-3 teams
    6. DT Devon Still, Penn State: Stout, wide frame (6-5,303) with impressive quickness and mobility, but streaky motor and passion; 17.0 tackles for loss in 2011
    7. DE Andre Branch, Clemson: Lanky pass rusher with excellent lateral agility & straight-line speed; should excel as a 3-4 rush LB
    8. WR Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech: Unpolished and needs work, but extremely athletic specimen with great speed/size combo (4.36)
    9. WR Rueben Randle, LSU: Size, speed, soft hands combination and willingness to block that every club is looking for at split end
    10. DT Kendall Reyes, Connecticut: Characterized as a high-effort but limited, ascent up boards began with an impressive Senior Bowl
    11. C Peter Konz, Wisconsin: Versatile, balanced station-to-station blocker (C/G), effective puller with raw power; durability issues
    12. OT Mike Adams, Ohio State: Ideal left tackle frame (6-7, 323) with engulfing wingspan (82.5") but heavy feet and suspect strength/passion
    13. CB Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama: As natural cover corner as there is in this draft; first round talent but off-field concerns scare teams
    14. DE Vinny Curry, Marshall: Elite career production (49.0 tackles for loss, 26.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles) with quick footwork & strong limbs; not quick-twitch
    15. OT Bobby Massie, Mississippi: Not yet sum of parts, but 3-year starting right tackle has excellent size, strength and athleticism to play early
    16. G Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State: Small-school left tackle with nasty, tough demeanor & power but streaky technique
    17. OLB Zach Brown, North Carolina: Athletic phenom best suited to WLB position in 4-3, where speed, agility suited to a chase LB in NFL
    18. RB Lamar Miller, Miami (Fla.): Smooth, one-cut runner with exceptional speed/burst, some durability concerns - poor man's Jamal Charles
    19. OLB Lavonte David, Nebraska: Tackling machine (285 career tackles) w/athleticism, football IQ and finishing ability but a tick undersized (6-1, 233)

  • In reply to Shady:

    Jonathan Martin or Jenoris Jenkins. Zach Brown i would take too. I think there is decent receiver depth for the third round. I'm hoping that Brian Quick kid from Appalachian State is around for the 3rd. Nick Toon could be had later too. I don't think there's any way Alson Jeffrie lasts to the third but I would have a hard time passing up Martin and Jenkins if they're around.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I know who you want. hell no!

    We need to take a OT in 2... even if that means trading up a bit.

  • agreed.

  • I would kindly ask everyone hyperventilating that the Bears should've traded down to stop.

    I agree--even if McClellin turns out to be a Pro-Bowler, the Bears could've gotten him 5, maybe 10 picks later. But for the Bears to trade DOWN, some other team would have to trade UP.

    Minnesota rope-a-doped Cleveland, and there were a bunch of trades in the first 12 picks. I don't think any teams that were motivated (and/or had stuff TO trade) were interested in trading up at #19.

    Considering how fast the Bears pulled the trigger on McClellin when their turn came, they either wanted him and thought he might go before their pick, or they knew a team picking shortly after them would take him. Or both.

    Either way, Emery obviously had McClellin ranked higher than Mercilus. That tells me something. What it tells me... well, we'll have to see how they both pan out. Because it either tells me Emery knows his shit, or he's as bad as JA.

    And here's the worst part--if not for Jerry's Kids, we wouldn't be so gunshy about a pick like this one. If not for Haynes & Bazuin, we might not bat an eyelid at a rural tweener overachiever who loves animals.

    And finally, Blogfather is right. This is a pick "looking past Lovie." Given McClellin's flexibility, he can fit just about any defensive scheme. Whcih means the end of the Lovie Era might be sooner than we think. Does anyone know if Cowher is especially wed to the 3-4? (it's heresy to think of the Bears in an odd-man front, I know...)

  • Sorry Bleed but I just don't get the looking past Lovie statement. What the heck does that mean? It sounds like poppycock. It seems to me that the McClellin pick was strongly motivated by "need" and his "versatility" given the fact we don't have a whole lotta depth up front and on the edges. I do happen to think this pick could turn out to be "brilliant" but I'm having a real hard time translating that into "looking past Lovie". Help me out here.

  • Gots to trade up for OT and then draft a WR in the fourth. gots to.

  • 100%. That would be my exact plan... UNLESS there's a stud ILB or DB left.

  • I don't know MB...I got the feeling E-Train has this all scratched out...very pragmatic in his thinking. So I got the feeling he HAS done his homework...

    and has his boyz picked and he will go after them no matter what. Much different than "Glitchy" and maybe that's why it is so hard at least for me to see what E-Train's moves are. He's the GM of this org. and I am not.

  • btw, $11 for a fucking beer!?!?!? Thank god I don't live in NYC.

  • o.k. taking a little breathe here and trying to see what E-TRAIN is seeing. a nugget from BB's article

    Emery originally scouted McClellin as an outside linebacker for the Chiefs. He cited McClellin's athleticism, football savvy and instincts in saying the 6-foot-3, 260-pounder will be a fit for coach Lovie Smith's 4-3 scheme.

    So obviously E-Train has been watching this BraveheartBear!!


  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Thank you lobo, based on your comments, how in tarnations does that translate into looking past Lovie?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    trac..I don't think it does....I think the head scratching for all of us and especially me, was drinking the kool-aid the mock drafts were giving. Then the last decade of clusterfucks we've had with "Glitchy".

    I get the feeling emotion is not playing a factor like "Glitchy" had..E-Train is methodical in his research. This choice was not "off the cuff" E-Train knows what he's getting with "Braveheart"...simple

  • Had a great time last night! Was awesome to meet the guys that were there. Jeff, Erik, MBH, New Bear.....! I missed the near fight, I left after the Bears pick.. This lady that Artoo tweets with came and she won the tickets. She tweets under... remilovesports... South side girl!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:


  • http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7861062/chicago-bears-gm-phil-emery-makes-bold-first-draft-pick-shea-mcclellin

  • MB..not a surprise to him..just the rest of us..E-Train...watched this kid since he was with the Cheifs...

    E-TRAIN...he is going to pick whats best for the TEAM not the rest of us so called prognostication's...

    I think he's also saying to the rest of the media FUCK YOU!!! I am the GM and you fuck's sit on the sideline's and write about..there are those who play in the game and those who sit in the stands.

  • new thread you jokers. stop ghost posting like Irish.

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