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Kevin White Will Have Surgery

| August 15th, 2015

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There are only three relevant pieces of information.

  1. He’s a speed receiver.
  2. He’s having surgery on his leg.
  3. Adam Jahns Tweeted: “GM Ryan Pace said there is a chance that Kevin White will miss the regular season.”

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  • 505Bears

    WTF?! And so the crap season begins….I may rethink my trip to Chicago to watch this team… ugh!!!

  • BearDown100393

    Broken leg.

    • 505Bears

      Like what the hell? First they said shin splints, now it is broken?! Don’t get it.

      • Fractured shin,to be exact. Will require a rod fml

      • Scharfinator

        They meant his shin needed to be IN a splint. I can see how everyone got confused.

  • foulmouthpoet
  • beninnorcal

    Fuck.

  • John Doe

    Ryan Pace has no choice but to sign Alshon before the season is over.

    Remember, Kevin White is an older rookie. He turned 23 in June. He is older than Marquess Wilson.
    By the time next OTAs roll around, White will be 24 and will not have played a snap in a pro-style offense.

    Kevin White will start learning the full route tree at the age of 24..probably with a new Bears QB.

    • We not only waste 1 yr of cheap production, but yeah, stunting the growth of a raw prospect who’s game is based on speed and explosiveness

  • Like i said, we shoulda traded up w the skins to nab Leonard Williams.

    Wtf medically examines the bears picks anyways? They should be fired

    • Waiting for data to swoop in w his Beasley boner!

    • Scharfinator

      I agree with whoever did the screening sucked some dick.

      • DaBearsBlog

        He hurt this in OTAs. He didn’t have this injury previously.

        • NewBearInTown

          This injury is no reflection on the decision to draft White. It could have happened to any player in the draft and, while a short term downer, might not make a difference.
          A couple of years ago (I believe the year we took Shea) many of us coveted David DeCastro who now plays guard for the Steelers. He missed his rookie season with a freak injury as well. Then he came back the next year and turned into what look like a 10 year starter for them.
          This could be a guy who never gets healthy. This could be a guy who misses and year and comes back 100%. Either way, those are the dice you roll whenever you let a first round pick start playing at full speed.

          • Yo, NBIT, I know you’re down for FF this year. I think I still have your email, if you want an invite.

          • NewBearInTown

            Invite away.

        • Scharfinator

          Pssh I demand our scouts have the power of foresight and precognition.

  • And as they say in Seinfeld, this gives huge hand to Alshon now. Don’t be surprised uf he gets overpaid like Hilton now, which means less $ for D

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Yeah but at this point looking back he along with Forte deserve it compared to the rest of the product on the field

    • Irish Sweetness

      Alshon’s in a walking boot right now.

  • Irish Sweetness

    I don’t think this will have any effect on our record, and if it does – they’re higher draft picks. It’s unfortunate but we’re bigger than a rookie receiver.

    • Scharfinator

      No no no Irish! Now is the time to overreact, overreach, and LOSE OUR SHIT!!

      AHHHHHHHHH!!!

      Kidding aside, thank you for the injection of reason.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Normally I agree but if we went by your logic then there were other players on the board that would most likely have been day 1 starters. The offseason moves were made to make it known White wasn’t the “go-to” guy for almost every down. So then he was drafted too high especially for what we got out of Alshon…

    • Trac

      Gase better start scouring the waiver wires for a replacement. Like yesterday.

      • what, not on the Lawrence band-wagon yet?

        • EnderWiggin

          A couple more preseason games like the last, I’d be on the wagon.

  • willbest

    I am having Carimi flashbacks.

    • AlbertInTucson

      How about Chris Williams, too?

  • burntorangenavyblue

    I was hoping for an impact defender or a guard at the draft for the first pick. All signs pointed to the Bears not using White as their main go-to guy with all of theiroff season moves on offense…if that was the case anyhow then White was drafted too high and now look where it has gotten us. I’d like to know the history of this injury and the detail of the Bears handling it. Very unsettling to say the least

    • SC Dave

      Just ugly

    • Trac

      I commented on this above. Don’t expect White to return this year. He done.

  • AlbertInTucson

    So much for anyone “overreacting” to the Kevin White injury reports.

    When they say “It’s not about the money” you KNOW it’s about the money.

    When they say an injury is “No nig deal”, you KNOW, yeah, it probably IS a big deal.

    • Trac

      Not only is it a big deal but I’ll be surprised if White makes it past his rookie deal now. Stress fractures are extremely painful and take a very long, long time to heal. He will not be back this year.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Stress fractures. Microfractures.

        BAD news for athletes.

        See: Greg Odin.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “When is the last time Belichick was “truthful” with the media? ”

    Here’s the the only time I can recall ANY coach actually being truthful to the media.

    Golden State’s Steve Kerr during the NBA Playoffs this year: “Yeah, I lied to you.”

    • BearDown100393

      The Bears lied. No problem. Now I don’t have to believe a word they say and can assume whatever I want whenever I want.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Just assume the worst.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Kevin White Will Have Surgery”

    and have a nice weekend, Bear fans!

  • AlbertInTucson

    In other news Michael Sam is “stepping away’ from pro football.

    In other words, HE finally figured out he can’t cut it in the pros.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      The weight of the world was probably too much for him bc of his orientation. I am sure that he will have a pretty good life through means of having a show or make appearances as a guest that promote whatever it is he wants to champion for himself and others. I just hope the hoopla is out of the way in the future so that others can find success in pro sports.

      • SC Dave

        Others that merit it, you mean?

      • Trac

        He’s a very confused individual.

    • BearDown100393

      A turd is a turd no matter the preferred opening.

  • Trac

    Somewhere in NY, there’s a Jet WR laughing his ass off.

    • RenoBear

      Ehh… BMarsh showed his true colors. I stuck up for him and liked what he showed w his mental health awareness and all… But he’s a head case who puts himself first, and always will

      • Trac

        I wasn’t supporting him but you know he’s getting a good chuckle.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      then he is going to realize that Fitzpatrick is his QB.

      • Irish Sweetness

        The guy who had a 95 QBR and 63% completions last season on a crappy offense?

    • BearDown100393

      … in a padded room. (Finished the sentence)

  • RenoBear

    Here’s the thing… As much as we’d love to see White play this year, this is a team in transition. We’re not going to win a championship this year. If he’s gone for a year, so be it. Get healthy. We have four more cheap years left. He’ll learn as much as he can. It sucks he can’t get the reps in, but oh well. No use in second guessing the draft pick, that’s just boring and overdone. As for how POX handled it… Who cares??? Who gives s flying fuck? ALL the other teams would’ve handled it the same way, it’s amazing how entitled so many fans feel about injury information…

    • I don’t care about the lying. That’s standard procedure.
      What I want to know:

      1. Did White have this inj around the draft
      2. Is it the type of inj that can be medically detected or even predicted based on evidence.
      3. If so, who the fuck dropped the ball evaluating his inj?

      The other parts that suck about it –
      1. He’s not polished like Amair Cooper. He NEEDED the yr. “Mental reps?” Please. I get mental reps playing Madden.
      2. He’s gonna be 24 next season, in essentially his rookie season
      3. His game is dependent on speed and athleticism. A rod in the shin might not be good for that.

      We also don’t get him cheap for that first year, which might affect his contract towards the backend.

      Plus, you never know. What if we go on a Gmen/Ravens run? Weirder things have happened.

      Just suxs all around. a

      Shoulda drafted up for Leonard Williams…

      • RenoBear

        Points well taken. I completely see this point of view also

      • BerwynBomber

        I never wanted a WR in the first few rounds. Only O position I would have welcomed so early was QB (or maybe an OT). That said, could have never predicted White’s injury.

      • willbest

        If the combine were really the slave market Jeff likes to think it is there would be a few MRI and CT machines there processing the players.

    • BearDown100393

      Don’t caaaarrrrrreeeeee

  • EnderWiggin

    In better news:
    Famous Amos passed Vereen on the depth chart.
    https://twitter.com/adamjahns/status/632611031051816960

    • EnderWiggin

      Sorry for the twatter link.

  • Trac

    Jeff twats – “and Vereen stinks”.

    But….but…he’s got NFL pedigree. Once again, Emery you’re an ass.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Phil Loadholt did his achilles too. At least we didn’t lose a key player.

    Jameis Winston did not look good. Inaccurate, throwing wobblers, running outside for losses instead of throwing it away. Just bad. Minny look good though.

    Alex Smith did not throw a TD to a WR last year? Wow.

    • BerwynBomber

      You know who did look good? Eric Kendricks. Like in a he-may-be-starting-by-mid-season and then hold the position for 8-10 years sort of way. Was really impressive in terms of instincts and focus. Minnesota may have found a rock solid ILB with the 45th pick in the draft.

      • SC Dave

        There were a handful of us on the blog that wanted that guy.

  • Trac
  • Big Mike

    Great Start for the new GM. SMH. As for whether they lied, or held information who gives a fuck. Oh wait the Chicago Media.

    • Trac

      White was a relative no brainer at #7 but I wouldn’t have drafted him. These unfortunate circumstances happen but it sure seems like Chicago gets more than their fair share of them.

      • Big Mike

        Yeah I know. Just venting.

    • BearDown100393

      It simply encourages more anonymous type “inside sources” reporting instead.

  • Big Mike

    Who wins the next title in Chicago? Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs or Whitesox? (listed alphabetically)

    My list is here: No science, just my thinking.
    Blackhawks
    Cubs
    Bulls
    Bears
    Whitesox

    • Trac

      The Bears history is tied to the Cubs as far as where they derived their name from and I don’t think the apple fell far from the tree when considering what the future holds for either team. It’s a crap shoot between which team has disappointed their fans the most. At least Cubs fan have got used to them losing. Bears fans aren’t quite there yet.

    • BerwynBomber

      Blackhawks and Cubs are no-brainer picks at the moment. I wonder about the Bulls. They should contend again but the current group might never get it done, at which point they will have to rebuild again.

      White Sox are definitely furthest away.

    • SC Dave

      Bears or Who Cares?

  • Trac

    Ah hem, ah, errr…..can’t believe I’m actually posting this ….

    I miss The GP. Kinda like how Jerry missed Tom when animal control swooped him up. He he.

    • The GP

      I’ve been in NYC.

      I was there when that LB broke Geno Smith’s jaw and then got fired, and then became a Bill.

      Holy crap, are New Yorkers pissed about that.

      • Trac

        Hahaha. No doubt.

        • The GP

          I think New Yorkers are just pissed they have to roll with Fitzpatrick, a smug fucking Harvard grad from Boston, as their white, slow QB.

          This is somehow tempered by the underlying realization that Geno Smith was a fucking bust, anyhow, and busting him up (get it?) probably did him a favor.

  • Trac

    You know what Lovie’s teams are becoming known for? Not good defenses but having bad offensive lines. Jameis Winston will not finish the season.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/16/lovie-smith-i-thought-it-was-a-typical-jameis-winston-day/

  • BerwynBomber

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog “Serious question for Bears fans. Being that expectations are quite low for 2015, how does that change for you if the Bears win the opener?”

    Who said they were “quite low”? I am expecting them to contend for the division or a WC.

    • Trac

      Honesty, Jeff’s lost his mojo imo. There’s nothing worse than an outsider picking a football team to go all ra ra on a blog for a few years and then have to continue writing about them when the thrill is gone. It seems like that’s what happening with him.

      Then again, maybe it’s just the NY media starting to rub off on him but he doesn’t seem to want this gig any more.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SuFScoO4tb0

      • Johnnywad

        I disagree. Seems to me its been a pretty ordinary off season to me. I thought he was pretty active through the regime change and the draft then took some time off. Makes sense to me.

        • Trac

          After I posted that I almost purged it. It’s really not fair of me to say what I did. It’s just seems likes Jeff’s been ho hum ever since the new regime took over.

        • BerwynBomber

          What I would say is that Blogfather is sandbagging or doing some anti-jinx thing. In one breath he says there are no expectations for the Bears; in another, he says that is what makes them dangerous. Well, which is it?

          And in terms of the opener, … c’mon. We got Fox and Fangio and (to a degree) a revamped D and we don’t expect to beat the Cheese on our home turf? Seems weak.

          • Johnnywad

            My guess would be that it’s difficult to rebound after a year like last year. Expectations were pretty high for 2014 and rightly so. I would guess its hard to write at length about why the expectations should be high this year after that debacle.

            I, like you, think this team has a shot at the playoffs. I would be hard pressed to write about the reasons. I guess it’s just my gut.

    • Trac
    • AlbertInTucson

      “Quite Low” would describe me.

      • Trac

        I’m more optimistic than I was 4 years ago.

    • BearDown100393

      I don’t really have any expectations. I just don’t want to be embarrassed like last season.

  • AlbertInTucson

    According to this …

    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/cap/

    …the Bears are 8.4M under the cap.

    Think when rosters start getting trimmed they might be able/try to snare a viable, NFL wide receiver who poses somewhat of a threat opposite Jeffrey in lieu of Kevin White?

    • Trac

      That or an OT or both.

    • The GP

      Hubby Bubby all but accuses Da Bears of lying about Jeffery and the calf. They lied about White.

      But Hubby made some calls, to scout heads from 14 other teams. Nobody had injury listed for Kevin White. No physicals showed issues with the legs and his combine was good. So – as the Hubster says – this isn’t Chris Williams Part 2, where the scouts left information out that everyone else knew. In this case, it’s just bad luck.

    • John Doe

      Not going to happen.

      And it will be waste of money if it does happen.

      You forget we have a very fickle sob as QB who has great difficulty trusting his receivers. A new guy joining just before week 1 has no chance. McCaskey might as well simply burn that pile of money.

      Just look at Santonio Holmes last year. INT man Cutler hardly looked at him.

      The solution will be have to be from within. Jeffery,Royal, Bennett, and Wilson will be the main targets this year. I also think they will keep 5 RBs and and 4 TEs and just 5 WRs. They can line up Forte as WR for a few plays.

      • Trac

        There’s some truth mixed in with that poison. Fox won’t be afraid to sit a problem on the bench imo. We’re going to either see the best of Jay or a lot of pickles and I for one am hoping it’s Jay.

  • The GP

    As we know, Lovie and that regime had a “in house” strict code and walled the media off. So much so that at the end, his relationship with the media in this town was poison. Trestman promised a new era of renewed sincerity. Until the wheels came off that wagon and they all pulled back and Trestman had some of the most laughable pressers in history.

    Fox, I think, is much more like Lovie. He’s not going to be friends with Biggsy and Haugh. There will not be any qualms about lying to the press with this group. The way they chose to handle the White story I think will define this team. Hub has made it clear he’s getting no inside info, he has nobody who will speak to him off the record. Pace has cleared the decks at Halas, and this new crew are company men.

    • Trac

      Lovie fell out of favor in Chicago when the Billboards went up. Crappy football.

      • SC Dave

        Yes, it really is that simple. Win and you are just fine.

    • Speaking of new era…you ready for some Footbaaallll? (Fantasy that is)
      I think I still have your email, so lemme know and I’ll send you the invite.

      • The GP

        yeah send me the invite.

        I liked the tool kit from last year’s draft, where one person got to nominate the next player put up on the Auction “block”. The draft lasted a fuck of a long time, like an hour, which – for a fantasy draft is an obnoxious amount of time. But the Lulz from Waffle and I putting players like Greg Olsen and SeaBass up on the block right out of the gate is one of my favorite memories from the epic cluster fuck that was both last season and my fantasy team.

        And my team will be the “Bass Kickers”, even if Bass ends up getting cut. Because David Bass represents everything scrappy and every year, as everyone here knows, I do love to nominate and attach myself to a Joe Anderson like scrapper.

        • Waffle

          i may pick Joe Anderson with my first selection just on principle. I don’t know what principle it would illustrate but my god would it be bold.

  • Irish Sweetness
    • Waffle

      haha, Cutty lined up as WR??

    • Big Mike

      That’s definitely a downgrade for the team. He’s not a legit outside WR a this point in his career.

  • WhatDidTheFoxSay

    Are you guys doin fantasy football this year

    • Irish Sweetness

      I have about 20 teams already, but if there’s a draft going on in the morning (your time), I’m up for it.

    • Yeah, I’m running a TWO QB auction type draft (all Da Bears Blog).

      If you want an invite, put ur email here and I’ll send it.

      Draft date is TBD, but most likely right after the 3rd/4rth PS game.

      • NewBearInTown

        Butch, you should have my email. Its my first and last name at gmail.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Serious question for Bears fans.Being that expectations are quite low for 2015, how does that change for you if the Bears win the opener?

    I fully expect us to beat GB in the opener. Only beating the Cards or the Hawks would cause any delusions of grandeur though.

    • Trac

      Any given Sunday right?

    • BerwynBomber

      Exactly (regarding your first sentence). Fuck, the Vikings probably expected to beat the Cheese when they hosted them last year.

      We got Fox, Fangio and (to a degree) a revamped D. I don’t get this “low expectations” bullshit. We should beat our division rivals every year on our home turf. That should always be the expectation/goal.

      • Big Mike

        Where’s the kool-aid stand?

    • NO ONE expected the Boys to go up to SEA and beat them at their own house with their own game.

      After that, the Boys BELIEVED and damn near road that momentum to the SB (one Dez ‘non-catch’ away from NFC Championship).

      If Marinelli turned that horrible D around (which was WORSE than ours), then Fangio can make our D respectable too.

      If Romo can be saved from himself, so can Cutty (maybe).

      One huge difference is they had top notch Oline, while our Oline is good (but not yet dominant) with the exception RT.

    • Big Mike

      You are delusional and I love it. I’m going to the crazy bin with you.

  • AlbertInTucson

    ”According to the tests and the reports I’ve gotten, it’s not month to month (with Jeffery).”

    Yeah, sure. It’s just Day-to-day…to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, to day, …

    • BearDown100393

      “mild calf strain”. May it is. Maybe it is not. Maybe it is civil war gunshot wound to his leg. And gangrene set in. And the Bears orthopedist has no choice but to opt for a bottle of whiskey and a saw. Then again, it might be just a mild calf strain.

      • The GP

        Your post reminded me that Costner and “Dances with Wolves” beat out “Goodfellas” for the Oscar. And that was the year I came to fully comprehend that the Oscars were bullshit and never watched them again….

        • BearDown100393

          Both movies are great. But Goodfellas absolutely rules – it is an iconic cinematic masterpiece. And the Oscars were too stupid to realize it. The PC factor played its part and DWW won out.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Yep. GOODFELLAS should have been the winner but the Academy always goes for PC.

            You’d have thought “DANCES WITH WOLVES” was the first sympathetic portrayal of native Americans.

            For me, “Dances…” is only about 1/2 to 3/5s of great. Not crazy about the “None of these Confederates can shoot a lick” beginning or the “All White Men, except Lt. Dunbar, are mindless, racist, bastards.” ending. It’s best at during the “How do we communicate / Hey I really like these folks” middle. I do give him credit for admitting things like some tribes were pretty bloodthirsty and that war was not a concept that Western Europeans brought to this country.

            Costner also blew the ending of OPEN RANGE, which was outstanding until the climactic shootout where his Charlie Waite character is, apparently, armed with a 15 or 20 shot revolver. Yeah, I KNOW it’s movie but there’s a reason they called those pistols “Six-Guns.” It’s still worth watching just to see Robert Duvall do his thing.

          • BearDown100393

            Duvall is almost always worth watching.

  • The GP

    Being that expectations are quite low for 2015, how does that change for you if the Bears win the opener?

    Considering last year’s total BULLSHIT loss on opening day – a gorgeous bright blue sunny Chicago day primed for a win – to the Bills in a game that SHOULD have been won about six different ways save for the fact that Trestman found a way to fuck over all six ways – if we were to beat the Pack in the dullest, least convincing way – like a 6-3 win with three FGs total – I would still really like it. Because it’s the god damn Pack and SI will have them as Super Bowl pick, as will most sportswriters, looking to avenge that onside kick and win it all – and for the Bears who the Sun Times writers and the 670 Score dicks have going 3-13 – for THIS team to go into a home game and bump the Pack – well then, fuck it. We’ll all drive out to Doug’s grave and drink Tradewind and sing songs.

  • Trac

    My expectations are not low until they are. Get it? Got it?

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