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Draft This Guy: Miles Killebrew, Safety, Southern Utah

| March 30th, 2016

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The Bears found a bonafide starting safety in the middle of the 2015 Draft. There may be another lurking in the middle of this year’s edition.

From a piece a few months back at NFL.com:

The scoop: “He’s a better football player than Shaq Thompson and Deone Bucannon were when they came out.” — Area scout on Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew

The skinny: That is high praise — Thompson and Bucannon both were first-round picks. However, we’re not surprised to hear such talk about Killebrew, who has accepted an invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl. He jumps off the tape and has a chance to be a name you’ll hear a lot leading up to the draft. Killebrew has good size at a little under 6-2 and 230 pounds. He’s been clocked at 4.45 in the 40. Everything we hear is that his character is impeccable.

Why did I find myself watching a Southern Utah game with a dozen Guinness in me late one Saturday night? I have no idea. But I watched them play a second time to watch Killebrew alone.

Killebrew reminds me of one of my favorite Bears safeties in recent memory: Tony Parrish. He’s fine with the ball in the air but seems most comfortable closing in on the football and hitting guys. The Bucannon comparisons are lofty praise (you will recall Deone love in this space prior to that draft) but Killebrew is going to be starting safety in the league.

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  • Irish Sweetness

    And if we draft Mackensie Alexander?

    From NFL.com

    One of the most highly sought-after recruits in Clemson history, Alexander was ranked the fourth-best prospect in the country by ESPN coming out of high school. His work ethic and football acumen would have gotten him on the field as a true freshman in 2013 season, but he redshirted instead with a groin injury. Once Alexander got on the field, opponents found out why he was rated so highly. In 2014, he was named Freshman All-American and honorable mention All-ACC honors as a full-time starter. As a redshirt sophomore, he earned third-team All-American and first-team all-conference notice for locking down receivers. In fact, his lack of statistical production over the past two years (no interceptions, 11 pass breakups in 2014-2015) shows how little opponents challenged him.

    PRO DAY RESULTS
    40-yard dash: 4.47 seconds
    Vertical: 37 1/2 inches
    Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inch
    Short shuttle: 4.21 seconds
    3-cone: 7.18 seconds

    STRENGTHS Fiery competitor who is quick to mix it up with a receiver after the play. Extremely confident and shows signs of being able to rise to the occasion against elevated competition. Allowed just 29.6 percent completions and no touchdowns. Got the best of OU wide receiver Sterling Shepard in back-to-back seasons. Smaller, but well built with good muscular definition. Able to read wide receivers and gain a head start on their plans. Goes to work in the film room. Reacts quickly to what he sees. Has very good recovery quickness within the first 10 yards to close out any early separation. Showed improved technique as season progressed. Loves to trap and crowd outside releases against the sideline. When he learns to play ball over man, his passes defensed will jump. Plays stronger than his size and his demeanor fires up his teammates.

    WEAKNESSES
    Shorter than teams like for cornerbacks outside and will have his hands full with NFL size outside. When bailing in coverage, needs to make sure to stay within play range of wide receiver. Can get too caught up in trash ­talking. Production numbers lower than expected. During two­-year stint with Clemson had no interceptions and just ten total passes defensed. Relies on reactive quickness over quality footwork. A little frenetic opening up from press coverage and could struggle against a crafty, NFL release until he gains more experience.

    NFL COMPARISON Desmond Trufant

    BOTTOM LINE
    Alexander is a difficult evaluation because there are times on tape that he looks vulnerable to quickness off the line of scrimmage and he doesn’t have the prototypical size of a top­-end NFL cornerback. However, he was consistently sticky in man coverage and played with the instincts and confidence needed from a true cover corner. Alexander’s confidence may border on cockiness at times, but that also seems to feed his competitive fire. Alexander might struggle early on, but should settle in to become a quality starter by his second year.

  • Irish Sweetness

    6’2 230lbs?

    He’s in the right ballpark.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    love the name.

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    Killebrew and Alexander would be nice picks for the Bears. I’d be fine with Cravens, Killebrew or Alexander as the D backs we look at after we solidify the D line. It’s close boys. The day of reckoning in the NFC North.

  • Shady

    I’m pretty sure I played spades with Martin Lawrence last night.

    • MB30SD

      Racist

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      In the OJ show, the jurors freak out when they aren’t allowed to watch the Martin Lawrence show.

      Fun facts.

      • MB30SD

        Daaaaaaaaaaamn giiinaaaa… Wouldn’t you?!?!?!

        • Shady

          I asked him if he ever hit it with her and he said hell no. I guess she ended up suing him and the show for harassment or discrimination or some shit. He also told me about a time when DMX stepped to Mike Tyson because he was upset the Chanp didn’t know who he was. He also told me a story about some WWE wrestler Amahd Johnson or some shit knocking out Tom Cruise at an in and out burger. Apparently Johnson had no idea it was Cruise.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            You run in some weird circles, Shady.

          • Ribeyes for Operators

            He shoulda got a T-Shirt that said:

            “I knocked Maverick the fuck out!”
            or
            “I put Maverick on Ice, man.”

      • Irish Sweetness

        And he’s Mike Singletary’s favorite ‘comedian’.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    If we go big fella at 11, this may work for me in the second. I am somewhat concerned about the scouting reports that say his weakness is coverage, and his combine 40 was way, WAY slower – almost a 4.7.
    Also concerned about level of competition. We could get an elite hybrid guy in the first who has actually played in a power conference. That’d be my preference.
    All that said, looks like he’s athletic enough and the highlights make him look like a thumper. But can he cover?
    This guy can (and get to the QB off the edge, and hit like a truck) and he’s done it at a much higher level of competition:
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/darron-lee?id=2555322

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      lol, i was in the middle of clicking on this link and i said to myself, “this had better be Darron Lee”.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        If we don’t end up with Ramsey, Lee, or Jack in the first, I will be sad. I think we can get an impact D-line guy in the second, but the elite hybrid guys will be long gone.

        • MB30SD

          :_ (

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          I agree that it’s time to make a move for an impact guy. I trust Pace, Fox and Fangio to decide who that guy is on D. I would like to see one more solid vet FA move and then an AGGRESSIVE move in the 1st round to get a guy who was head and shoulders above anyone else on the field in college.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Leonard. Floyd.

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    The Cards made Buchanon into a ILB in that Crazy speed based 3-4 they have.

    The kid flies around, but he won’t last inside long if they encounter a team with a back like AP

    • MB30SD
      • Ribeyes for Operators

        It’s so Turrible, it sets the low bar for Turrible.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          trble?

        • Sactowns#1

          Hey at 700+ hp how bad could it be?

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      I’m not gonna say, not gonna say it, not gonna say it…
      MB, I’m gonna say it!!!

      • MB30SD

        NO PROJECTS!

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Kid put up 7 tackles, 3 for a loss, and 2 sacks against #1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl as a redshirt freshman. He is most definitely not a project!

          • MB30SD

            I didn’t mean he’s a project, I mean where he plays may be…

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            If he didn’t have prior experience at safety and the cover skills, I’d totally agree. I think he’d be a special asset out there though. Hopefully Fangio is reading the blog and thinks very highly of my completely unqualified analysis.

          • MB30SD

            Haahhahaha… I’m quite sure he is

    • That’s the thing. The Cards don’t exactly play in a run-and-shoot divi.
      Lynch/Gurley/Hyde (and others) are tough backs on run-oriented teams. If Buchananon can ball in that division, then obviously he can hang. How long will he last, who knows? But then again, which S doesn’t get hurt all the time?

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    I have to imagine the Eagles interest in QBs is a headfake to spur interest in someone trading up to them. Just makes no sense to me otherwise.

  • AlbertInTucson

    A Tony Parrish reference!

    Mike Brown’s running mate, sadly for only 1 season!

    We could sure use another Tony Parrish.

    2nd round pick in ’98. Started week 1. All-Rookie team.
    Lost him to the 9ers as a free agent after 2001.

    Killebrew. GREAT name for a safety.

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    http://bearswire.usatoday.com/2016/03/29/chicago-bears-visiting-with-lions-manny-ramirez/
    Some possible depth at G and C for this upcoming season…..

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    I’m doing this because I love you and because I want you to be happy:
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/perfect-iced-coffee-recipe.html
    I know I’m taking the blog somewhere it’s never been but it’s the offseason and this changed my life. I HATE hot coffee. I LOVE iced coffee. Instead of spending tons of cash on Dunkin and Starbucks iced coffees like a dbag my wife turned me on this this method of cold steeping coffee over night. It makes a super rich coffee that when mixed with ice becomes the perfect drink instead of just watered down brewed hot coffee like Dunkin.
    Instead of spending 2.73 to 4.50 per iced coffee per day I broke down the cost and it comes to about 10oz of coffee per Gallon of Iced Coffee created. I taste tested multiple coffees including 9.99/lb Starbucks, 8.99/lb Dunkin, 4.99/lb Aldi and 5.99/30oz of Hills Bros.
    Hills Bros won based on solid flavor to cost ratio. A huge 30oz can is 5.99 so roughly about 20cents per ounce of coffee grounds. You buy 3 one gallon plastic pitchers from Target or online and a 2 or 3 gallon drink dispenser type container that has a spigot to keep the coffee in the fridge. Don’t use cheesecloth to strain it. Use a shitty brand of papertowel. It’s not absorbent enough and the coffee goes right through. Just use a little hand strainer that you can rest on top of the pitcher while your pouring it in.
    It comes out to like 4.00 per Gallon of deliciously strong iced coffee. Add your favorite cream, sugar, flavored creamer…or even take it straight black like a creep. Regardless, it saved me over 1,000 a year on fucking coffee and I stayed hopped up like a coked out 1980’s stock trader.
    I then reinvest my 1,000 saved into gambling on sports. It’s like I’m using free money. That’s neither here nor there.
    Thank me later.

    • Sactowns#1

      Hmmm…interesting. How can I use this method to reduce my bourbon expenditures?

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        ah, yes, the old “how can I save money on bourbon and still get Kentucky drunk” question. It has plagued mankind for at least two hundred years. Switch your Bourbon to Early Times, make sure to only drink it in a Manhattan so the vermouth can hide the subtle taste of liver and kidney crushing poison and drink plenty of water at the end of the night. Boom.

        • CanadaBear

          I found out back in the day of drinking cheap wine (ripple mostly) that what you saved on booze you spent on hangover recovery the next day.

    • Bender McLugh

      http://www.benbows.com/

      Best coffee out there. Try the Nutty Fisherman. Do it.

    • CanadaBear

      I don’t even drink coffee but this sounds like a winner. I was shocked when I found out how much Starbucks charges. Of course, up here it’s Tim Horton’s first and Starbucks second.

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      I heard Aaron Rodgers takes it straight and black. NTTAWWT.

    • BC

      I also enjoy a good cold brew iced coffee! It’s my favorite drink on the planet. You can turn even the shittiest of coffees into a decent cold brew–when you use the good stuff it’s even better. I got a Toddy’s cold brew system for my birthday last year and my life hasn’t been the same since. I prefer the Bustello whole bean (9.99 for a lb.).

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        I do café bustelo Mexican espresso for 4.99 for 11 oz sometimes. que sabor!

    • Doc Nitty

      I’ve been using this for my coffee for 16 years.

      http://www.buzzmug.com/cart/shopexd.asp?id=25&bc=no

      It’s designed for the trail but I use it every day exclusively. No need to buy filters or anything but beans, a grinder and a kettle. It works great for iced coffee too. Just brew it at night, stick it in the fridge and iced coffee will be ready for you in the mornings

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene
    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Would love to know how THAT interview is going…7!!! And then stuck the landing.
      SMH.

    • Ugh, that guy reminds me of Bennett.
      No thanks.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Reminds me of Randy Gregory – dude is going to get himself a nice suspension before that rookie contract is up. You don’t just “oopsie-daisy” into what he did. He got problems, and blazing is one.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          haha, I just posted the gayest comment of all time and had to delete it. Brutal.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            That’s alright – I have it saved in my email. Thanks Disqus!

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            …when whites use rap in a blog post….

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Guilty as charged.

  • Ribeyes for Operators
    • CanadaBear

      I like the dealership is still on track to deliver the car to the customer. Isn’t that special?

    • MB30SD

      Jesus, that is painful

  • CanadaBear
  • If the combine is a slave auction then wouldn’t advocating to draft any player pro-slavery?

    I think it is.

    #logic!

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      • Sactowns#1

        Nothing will ever beat the original Star Trek.

        • Bender McLugh

          Star Trek TNG, every time

        • Irish Sweetness

          Based on that clip, Sac, I think I’d rather watch Segal in Lawman.

  • Ribeyes for Operators

    Did you guys already mention that Prosinski was signed to a 1 year?

    • CanadaBear

      Somebody mentioned it. I think it was Johnny.

      • Big Mike

        Bears just signed a FA C/G Manny Ramirez

        Even though Ramirez didn’t get much playing time as the 2015 season
        moved along, his performance wasn’t a problem. According to Pro Football
        Focus metrics prior to Week 7 (h/t Bill Shea of Crain’s Detroit), Ramirez went 634 snaps without allowing a sack.

        • We signed Ramirez? That’s a really nice signing.

          I’m surprised Ramirez would sign with us since Long and Slauson are entrenched.

          compete for C perhaps.

          I still dream of an all Polish/Mex/or Samoan Oline just so I could come up with a cool nickname.

          • Sactowns#1

            Is he still on the Cubs?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            ANOTHER holding call?!? That’s just Manny being Manny.

          • Big Mike

            Yes. They see him as competition for Grasu and the swing C/G they need for depth.

          • In other words, he’s going to start over Grasu.
            Is Montgomery out?

            How did Slauson grade out at C? I kinda like the idea of having him next to Long, but not sure if he’s worse at C than OG.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            Montgomery’s leg pretty much broke in half in 2 places. He may never play again.

          • Yikes. I thought bones healed stronger than before?
            But again, I only play a DR on tv…

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            haha, they may indeed heal stronger at the break point but probably not in 8 months….

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            And not at 33 years old.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse
          • hmph. Go figure. One of those urban myths I believed since childhood, like Gere and the gerbil

          • Irish Sweetness

            Anahad O’Connor. Who the fuck names their child Anahad ?

          • Big Mike

            Montgomery’s injury was a fractured Tibula. He was on a one year deal. So he’s a free agent now. Bears have obviously passed on him. He may not play again.

            The eye test told me Slauson was better than Grasu. But it also told me Slauson was a very good LG.

            Ramirez is solid. It will set the bar for Grasu.

          • From memory, Slauson did ok at C (once he took off his damn mma gloves!)

            And since he knows the system and players a lil more, seems natural, but don’t want to sacrifice LG.

            I think Ramirez will be fine at C. Is also familiar with Fox and co.

            The Romanina RollerBlader can take some protein shakes in the meantime.

          • Big Mike

            Grasu is a puzzle to me. The hope is a good offseason bulks up his core and lower body. He needs to gain functional strength. Seems like he is exactly what they said he’d be when Bears drafted him. Which I thought was an odd selection. File this under the category “it takes a while to see how a guy works out”.

          • I’m just philosophically against Olinemen who can “move” but lack strength.
            Zone teams seem to love these guys. They dream about a C gliding to the second level and taking out a LB.

            The problem is, they FIRST have to get past a 300pound angry beast.

            I don’t care what the scheme is. An Olinemen first has to jolt that Dlinemen.

            I don’t care if he’s all that agile or smoothe.

            I prefer angry strong olinemen who won’t win any dancing competitions, but can run over the guy in front of him, esp on 3rd and 1 and goaline.

          • Big Mike

            Zone blocking schemes can be very effective. It sheds light I why the Bears want athletic maulers at guards.

            I’ve used zone blocking schemes for an 8th grade team when Ive had the talent. Very effective.

          • But is it still effective without chopblocking?

            I can understand how back in the Broncos day when they chopped out Dline from the backside (which many defenders considered dirty), but now?

            Not sure. And like I said, what do they do in short downs or on goalines?

            They’re gonna pull and sweep? (O Trestman….)It just seems unnecassary.

            Why not just put maulers and truck the dude in front? Seems more effective.

            But again, it’s philosophical.

            Either way, I’m not impressed by Grassu at all. When I watched his college tape, I felt the same way about him as I did Vereen. Meh.

            Seems like we just got him cuz he was buds with Long, and the fact that we doubled down with Ramirez makes me think the staff isn’t all that sold on him either.

          • Big Mike

            Ramirez is Will Monthomery. Maulers are great, but the trade off is speed and agility. The mauler that is fast and agile is rare. Like I said to start Grasu is a puzzle to me.

          • Irish Sweetness

            He was a leader in college and wasn’t drafted to start. He’ll be okay.
            Good signing – looks like there’s only dogshit in the draft on OL.

          • Big Mike

            Not drafted to start..ever?

          • CanadaBear

            Ramirez was the swing G/C for the Kitties and their OL wasn’t great. If Grasu can’t beat this guy out in year two, he might not see year 3. Being a 3rd rounder only gets you so far.

          • Shady

            I’m sure his familiarity with Fox and the O line coach helped with the decision.

        • Doc Nitty

          Nothing says guard like Man-Ram

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse
  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene
    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      I just noticed the DB that Josh Hill most likely beat for the TD in that photo was Brock Vereen. The Bears actually picked Brock and he started actual football games as a starting safety for the Chicago Bears an original NFL flagship franchise. BROCK VEREEN. It makes me mad just thinking about it.
      We sat here and talked about Cutler when BROCK FUCKING VEREEN was playing fucking safety for the Bears. Holy shit.

      Pick in the draft or pickup in FA a god damned safety that can play in this league.

      • MB and I HATED Vereen from the word go.
        And didn’t we trade up for him or something? SMH

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Yup, Emery gave up two fifth rounders (2014 and 2015) and got back a 7th to move up

          • jebus. trading up for mediocrity.
            No wonder we tanked.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I’ll say this though…he went all in on D in 2014. It just looks like it turned out that majority of the talent in that draft was on the offensive side of the ball. The number of mid-to-late round running backs and wide receivers that turned into quality starters is pretty high.

      • AlbertInTucson

        I believe Reggie Nelson is still unsigned but he IS 32.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          32 but played very well last year. I have no issue bringing him in while we strengthen other parts of the D. Then next year make a play for a top Safety and/or corner when Amos is in his 3rd year.

          • Irish Sweetness

            We bring in a 32 year old that doesn’t know the defense and sit one of our promising young safeties? Or sign him to sit on the bench beside Rolle? I would hope #2.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            Ha,Amos barely knew it. See Broncos game. Nelson is a baller. Amos is a guy.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I doubt if he’s settling for “Sit on the bench” money.

      • Bender McLugh

        BROCK FUCKING VEREEN

        • Irish Sweetness

          Hey, that’s Terry Fucking Williams’ middle name you’ve taken in vain!

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    27 players who married transvestites and didn’t know it….number 18 will amaze you.
    http://www.imarriedatrannyanddidntknow-help!.com

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse
    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      ha, he don’t give a fuck about abortion. Say anything, deny everything, attack anyone.

      • MB30SD

        He’s a fucking moron…. with small hands.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse
          • CanadaBear

            He kinda reminds me of Madonna. She kept getting more and more outrageous to stay popular and relevant. She finally released that book with a record that had a bunch of naked pics. After that, she had no place left to go and turned into the corporation you see today.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            This campaign is a publicity stunt that accidentally got the tiger by the tail.
            It’s amazing to watch.

          • MB30SD

            And terrifying

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            No doubt.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Don’t forget the faux British accent she affected for a while.

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      Hershel Walker and TO are fully for Trump. Get on the bandwagon!

      Latrell Spreewell just decided to Make America Great Again

      • I’m always curious about what era ppl refer to when they refrain “Make America Great Again”

        Is it during the Revolution? Where only white male land owners had any rights, and the rest were fighting a brutal war?
        Was it when americans where genociding Native Americans?
        Was it during the sweet days of plantations?
        Was it the during the glorious age of Civil War and reconstruction?
        Maybe the golden days of WW1 when once again, millions of americans lost their lives.
        Or perhaps during the swinging 20s, right before the market crashed and we entered a Great Depression
        Or maybe it was during WW2 when once again, millions of americans lost their lives and women and ppl of color were still oppressed through laws, instituions, and social norms.
        Or perhaps the great peaceful time of the Vietnam War, when everything was peachy, and americans leaders, both social and political, were getting assassinated while cities burned.
        Can’t be the 70s right, cuz weren’t the 70s so bad that Reagan had to “rescue” America by outspending the USSR and enslaving future generations (which never voted on the tactic) and being on the brink of nuclear annihilation.

        MMMM yesss let’s make America “Great” (again.)

        • Ribeyes for Operators

          70s ruled.

          • All-time lighter song?
            Or November Rain by GNR?

          • Irish Sweetness

            (Opens belt and squats down, checks for aim)

            WHOOOSH!
            ….all over November Rain …

            …….FREEEEEE-BIRRRRRRRRRRRRD !!!!!

          • I prefer Free bird too.

            Just thinking of alltime concert lighter songs.

            All time 80s great rock ballad?
            Hmmm

          • Cormonster

            This one has to be right up there. Ha!

          • MB30SD

            Disco bush!!!

        • Johnnywad

          The 70’s and 80’s were great as a kid. Reagan had to resue the country but not from social decay.

          • I LOVED the 80s as a kid. Then again, I wasn’t snorting cocaine, being imprisoned for life for toacing, getting aids, or worrying about the national debt or becoming China’s biatch.

            Go Joe!

          • Johnnywad

            I don’t feel sorry for anybody that breaks known rules and doesn’t like the consequences of caught. The rules are and have been well known.

        • AlbertInTucson

          “Is it during the Revolution? Where only white male land owners had any rights, and the rest were fighting a brutal war?”
          -Which resulted in a Constitution to change that system.

          “Was it when Americans where genociding Native Americans?”
          – Like Native Americans weren’t killing and enslaving each other before western
          Europeans ever got here?

          “…WWI…”
          -Like it would have been BETTER to leave folks like, Hitler, Tojo and Mussolini in
          charge?

          Etc., etc., etc.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Like Native Americans weren’t killing and enslaving each other before western
            Europeans ever got here?

            They didn’t wipe out 500 nations, Al, no. That was the white guys, who came in and pulled a Hitler/Attila/Ghenghis Khan type deal, eventually pulling on soldier’s uniforms, then scalping the men and cutting the vaginas out of the women – stretching them onto their saddles. All done under the Stars and Stripes.

            Hitler and Mussolini were WWII … and let’s not forget that 85% of Americans were against going into that war, and only got into because the powers that be allowed the Japs to bomb Pearl Harbor.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Native Americans didn’t scalp and torture? Smaller scale doesn’t make them any less an atrocity. They didn’t wipe 500 nations for 1 reason: They couldn’t.

            When they upgraded their weapons from spears and bows to carbines they did nice job on Custer and his troops.

            The Pimas lived in Green Valley out here, that is, until the Apaches “persuaded” them to relocate.You think the Apaches just politely asked the Pimas to move along?

            The Pawnee loved the Sioux SO much, they wanted to help the US Army kill’em off.

            The Navajos and the Hopis STILL hate each other.

            Nobody “Let” Japan attack Pearl Harbor. Well, ALMOST nobody. FDR was a former Secretary of the Navy. He LOVED the Navy and would not have sacrificed the Pacific Fleet just so he could go to war with Japan.

            Hawaii commanders, Admiral Kimmel and General Short were warned. Their preparations in light of a war threat were crap. They were both, rightfully cashiered.

            Recently declassified documents show they were basically whitewashed of culpability at the end of the war because of politics of the time.. The other crime was that MacArthur was warned of a pending attack on the Philippines before and AFTER the Pearl Harbor attack, STILL got caught with his pants down and his air force on the ground and was hailed as a hero for escaping the mess he left behind.

            “Revisionist historians have been trying for years to portray Short and Kimmel as innocent scapegoats. However, Major General Kenneth Bergquist is among the many witnesses who went to their graves crying “foul,” but not before telling their stories to historians Jack Lambert and Norman Polmar. This book combines the evidence of never-before-seen photos and documents, Lambert’s taped interviews with some of the last surviving witnesses, exhaustive research of all remaining evidence, Polmar’s perspective as naval warfare commentator for the History Channel, and Barry Levenson’s legal experience trying cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, to finally put the case of the tragic failure of command and dereliction of duty leading up to December 7, 1941, to rest.” DEFENSELESS: COMMAND: FAILURE AT PEARL HARBOR.

            As for Hitler, HE stupidly, declared war on the US when he heard the US had declared war on Japan. I’m sure not 1 of his Generals thought THAT was a good idea.

            Do you seriously think America could have sat out WWII? Japan might have been satisfied to subjugate the Far East but, Hitler? . Without US aid, Britain starves and Russia falls. After Britain and Russia would have come the USA.. Hitler would have wanted a photo of himself atop the Empire State Building

          • CanadaBear

            Agree with this except the part about Custer. That low life POS got what he deserved. He killed a lot more women and children than adult males. They sucked him in and reduced him to a greasy spot.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Wasn’t endorsing Col. Custer or his methods, merely the upgrade in firepower by the Natives that sent him packing.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I’d say America was definitely great in the 70s. At least the early part of the 70s. You were still going to the moon, great cars, great music, the arrow was pointed UP. That was the peak of the Empire.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse
  • AlbertInTucson

    Now, Myles Jack will not run a 40 before the draft.

    How far does that drop HIS stock?

    • Hopefully, to #11

      • AlbertInTucson

        The surgery was for a torn meniscus, not a ligament.

        But he’s gone from “I could have performed at the combine/” to “No 40 and no Pro-Day.” in pretty short order.

        Begs the question: What are you hiding?

        • I heard on NFL network that he’s right on track for that type of inj, and that Jack was trying to push himself, but his agent (and dr) told him to slow his roll.

          Just bad timing really, IMO.

          I’m kinda glad he doesn’t push it. That means he won’t reaggrevate and also, that it might cause him to slip a bit, but the teams that like him will like him the same, those that don’t, it’ll be just another reason.

          • AlbertInTucson

            If the Bears snag him, he’ll limp his entire career.
            Anybody else and he’s the next Troy Polamalu.
            Don’t ask me why. That just seems to be how it works.

          • CanadaBear

            A-men!

      • Irish Sweetness

        If we move a LB to safety then why not Leonard at 6’6?

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Uh.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’ll cut MB off at the ‘No projects’ pass by saying he could just … maybe … be standing around …. as potentially a safety would … in single-high looks …on likely run-downs. Perhaps.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            https://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=ZMdAkq2voTU

            Here is what an all American lb/safety looks like.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            .2 slower in the 40… Just saying.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            I promise you if bears pick Lee, ill buy you a game ticket, dinner at ditka’s and a Lee Jersey.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          Irish, haha, god damn it. Leonard Floyd is not a defensive back. It would be like me advocating that Jared Allen play safety.

          He is a defensive end/rush linebacker. Myles Jack has been discussed at safety because he is 6’2 225, actually played LB, Safety and RB in college and has that skill set.

          lol, fucking stop.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            Irish would be the first coach killed at halftime by the boosters and or investors in the team.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Lmfao

          • MB30SD

            Or the nfl shield

          • Jack also played nickle corner, and not as a gimmick either, but for entire games.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Sure. We play him at OLB, rush him most snaps, or let him chase down runners … but then when you’re all up on the line in single-high … he’s your safety. Then if it’s a run, sweet. If it’s a pass, he can either drop back, or rush the passer waving his big old arms in the air. So we wouldn’t ‘move’ him to safety, but there would be times when we can have a bunch of LBs on the field and then cheat another one in by having him on as the safety. And the beauty is – we wouldn’t lose anything by checking it out, whereas if the Chargers can’t make Jack a good NFL safety, then they’re stuck with a really small linebacker.

            I see Jeremiah has just mocked Leonard to us … if we can’t get Buckner, I hope we get him. Then we could still get a DE in the second (Jihad).

            Goldmember / Akiem Hicks / Jihad

            Willie Young or Floyd / Trevathan / Freeman / Nanny

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I have a bad feeling about Leonard.

  • AlbertInTucson

    DaBearsBlog ‎@dabearsblog

    Why would a third round pick be too rich for a guy you think is going to be “special”?

    Especially if it’s a guy you don’t think will be there for YOU in the 4th.

  • AlbertInTucson

    DaBearsBlog ‎@dabearsblog
    “Any move that further keeps Vlad Ducasse from being on the Bears is a good move.”

    Yes.

  • Bender McLugh

    “Ramirez brings some inter-division information from the Lions. He could have more value during the week of practice and game planning than he does on the field.”

    Does this really happen? I don’t know why but I can’t believe this dude well have that much pertinent info.

    Much better news that Ted Larsen is going to sign. DT with the first pick, gotta be

  • Doc Nitty

    Greetings from the Pacific ( Ocean Shores, WA)

    https://imgflip.com/gif/11pe8z

    Happy birthday to me.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Nah, ya see, Doc? you’ll get the thumbs up … but fishing for a ‘happy birthday’?
      That would be super-gay (NTTAWWT), and this is a man’s blog.

      All men … because there’s no women … particularly no African-American women, or Asian-Americans …. on here … specifically ….. is there? Oh there is ?!!!

      Hey beb-be ….

      • Doc Nitty

        C’mon. Just one happy birthday?

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Happy fucking birthday, you crazy diamond!!!!

          • Doc Nitty

            Much obliged

        • Irish Sweetness

          A thumbs up wasn’t enough? GODDAMMIT !!!

          (deep breath)

          … Happy Birthday Doc.

          • Doc Nitty

            Too little, too late.

          • Cormonster

            Hope you had a good birthday. Thought you might like this live version from the other day since you liked the video.

          • Doc Nitty

            You’re words mean nothing to me without chess. 🙁

          • Irish Sweetness

            Go on, have this then… a dance version of Metallica’s Master of Puppets over a postcard of where I live.

          • Cormonster

            That is just wrong. Terrible.

          • CanadaBear

            Man can that fucker sing! Intense.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Can I retract it?

        • BC

          Feliz Cumpleano!

    • CanadaBear

      HBD Doc! Sorry I didn’t get in contact coming back from Mesa. I was on a mission. Got off I-5 at Olympia and caught the ferry from Port Angeles. Really a sweet way to avoid traffic. Have a few puffs for me. Maybe with a little luck you might even get to take the skin boat to tuna town.

      • Doc Nitty

        Thx and no worries. Did you just come back?

        • DaMurph

          Happy Birthday Doc

        • CanadaBear

          Yeah, I got back Monday evening. Two 12-hour days + a day of 7 hours of driving and another 4-5 hours fiddly-fucking around with the ferry. My Beloved Bride is doing an organized photo tour with a bunch of Canadians down in AZ/Utah and will fly into Victoria on Sunday. I always knew she was smarter than me. DAMN!

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      Happy birthday doctor.

    • It’s ur bday?

      Happy Bday from the dark side of the moon, where the tall whites are jamming out at an interstellar casino.

    • RenoBear

      Happy birthday maing!!

  • MB30SD

    Jeff has a… cat.

    • willbest

      Unsurprised.

      • MB30SD

        Exactly. Disgusting things.

        And I don’t know what’s funnier the first part or the second

        • Irish Sweetness

          (ahem)

          Disgusting is when a dog eats feces – not necessarily it’s own, and I’ll spare you the details – and then licks its owner on the face as they say something inane like “Oh Timmy Schmumkins … yes that’s my boy…” etc.

          Yours,

          Anti Cat & Muslim defamation league

          (Oh God, really?)

          • Doc Nitty

            What about when a cat (who’s been in the kitty litter) walks on the counters and dog knows where else?

            See how I did that?

          • Irish Sweetness

            Ah … the old multi-level cats-work-on-different-dimensions argument …

            …HEY! WHAT’S THAT OVER THERE? …..

            ….(runs away)

          • MB30SD

            Dogs rule yo!

            Lever let any animal lick your face. Cats like their assholes clean too yo.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Called ‘Bear’. And because cats rock, that’s a good thing, MB, see? Right?

      • MB30SD

        Nein!!

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Cutler should play long snapper next season. They will never know what’s coming.

  • AlbertInTucson

    For as bad as he was, Robbie DID kick a 54-yarder and game-winning 49-yarder against Oakland last season-

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