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Trench Warfare: Pace’s Roster Building Strategy Comes Into Focus

| June 6th, 2016

The following is a guest column by the artist known as Data, also going by the name Johnathan Wood. If you’d like to write a guest column for DBB, email jeff@dabearsblog.com.

General manager Ryan Pace has had 2 offseasons to shape the Bears roster the way he sees fit. There are a number of different ways you can look at his moves and draw conclusions about his priorities, many of which have been discussed in detail. Pace himself has talked repeatedly about wanting size, speed, length, and football junkies. He has shipped out locker room problems and replaced them with high character football players (Ray McDonald aside).

But when I’m looking at what a GM prioritizes, I look at how he allocates his resources. Who does he invest his high draft picks and big free agent contracts in? Looking at Chicago’s recent moves through this lens gives a clear answer: Ryan Pace wants to build a team that wins in the trenches.

Winning in the trenches starts with the offensive line and the defensive front seven. And this is exactly where the overwhelming majority of Chicago’s resources have been allocated since Pace showed up. Pace has had 6 picks in the first 2 days of the draft, and 5 of them have been spent on trench players: Eddie Goldman, Hroniss Grasu, Leonard Floyd, Cody Whitehair and Jonathan Bullard. Of the 7 substantial free-agent deals Pace has handed out (several million dollars guaranteed), 5 have been trench players: Pernell McPhee, Bobby Massie, Danny Trevathan, Jerrell Freeman, and Akiem Hicks.

When it comes to the other guys, commonly referred to as skill position players, Pace is taking a quantity over quality approach to build youth and depth. He’s spent seven of nine day 3 draft picks on these players: Jeremy Langford, Adrian Amos, Deon Bush, Deiondre’ Hall, Jordan Howard, Deandre Houston-Carson and Daniel Braverman. All are certainly players with some promise, but none were premium investments, and clear positions of need (notably RB and S) have multiple late picks thrown at the problem in the hopes that at least one of them pans out.

It’s still early in Pace’s tenure, so time will tell how successful he is. But after two offseasons, his vision for how to build a team is clear. Prioritize guys who can win in the trenches, because having dominant players win battles up front makes the job of the smaller guys behind them easier.

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  • Scharfinator

    FIRST.

    I appreciate Pace’s approach to roster building so far. I sincerely hope it translates on the field.

    • I agree. I might not agree with all the moves he’s made, especially on the OL, but I appreciate the focus on winning upfront. I think it’s the best way to build a consistently good team, short of getting a once a generation QB like Rodgers or Brady.

      • Scharfinator

        Yup, yup! If you have great lines, you can consistently be in the conversation with average players everywhere else.

      • MB30SD

        Rodgers fucking dead, data… DEAD!!!

        • sgunderson17

          You mean alive and well taking his severely depleted team to the playoffs and going into OT against one of the top teams in the NFC? Yeah. so dead.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Oh you will be this year. We beat you with crap last season.

          • Ososfan

            Woof, woof!

          • Scharfinator

            You forgot about the choking part!!!

            Oh yeah! And Thanksgiving.

          • sgunderson17

            Congrats on beating us on Thanksgiving over a game that held no meaning. Such a big accomplishment.
            One day Bears fans will remember regular season victories mean little compared to the postseason. You guys used to remember that, not lately though.

          • Scharfinator

            It only means nothing because you don’t believe in honoring true Packer greats, like Favre. Your team couldn’t even show up for one of your greatest players.

          • sgunderson17

            No, it meant nothing because the game had no value in the season as a whole. It was just a placeholder for the halftime experience.

          • BearDown100393

            You are correct in a sense. Favre’s Retirement Night really had no meaning.

          • MB30SD

            Life… is all about context, isn’t it douchebag

          • Ososfan

            Bruh, why are you trying to troll on a Chicago Bears blog? Haha.

      • SC Dave

        Stop feeding it.

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Prioritize guys who can win in the trenches.

    I’m tired of flatbread and watching Landon Cohen
    halfway through the season ready for vacation
    I’m tired of Pickles and soft issue IR
    I’m tired of Hroniss Bonus and Webb Nation

    Tired of the wideout screen pass
    Tired of the coaching shuffle
    Tired of George McCaskey kicked in the ass
    Want to see gotta see, some mother f’ing hustle

    • Ososfan

      Trestman and the way he had Cutler take FOREVEEEEERR to snap the ball, wanted to destroy my TV every time I saw that (which was constantly)

  • Big Mike

    Living in the DC area, I’ve gotten to known a number of higher ranking military officers and experienced enlisted soldiers. From time to time, I’ve heard them talk about force multipliers. Term means exactly what it sounds like. Any weapons, systems, training, gear etc that multiplies the impact of the boots on the ground.

    Building from the trenches out is a force multiplier. If you have a Great offensive line, you’d be hard pressed to have a terrible running game. If your quarterback is average, he’ll put up nice numbers and unless your receivers can’t catch or run, they’ll do just fine. Same on defense. Strong up front, means average at the skill positions gets the job done.

    It’s a brilliant allocation of resources given the salary cap constraints. Big money at the skills position must be applied judiciously, while the O-Line and Front 7 are built up. No skill player can be great without the big men in front of him.

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      I’m MB30SD, and I support this message

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  • BearDown100393

    McDonald never played a down. And besides – if anything – that reflected far more off Fangio than Pace. Nothing to see here.

    • Agreed. And his problems were not football-related. No locker room issues, different from guys Pace has sent packing like Marshall and Bennett.

      But it felt like something that deserved a brief mention since it’s seemingly an exception to the point being made.

  • 505Bears
    • Bender McLugh

      Docta Jones!

  • Donny

    more like, gayta

    • Donny

      i bet that guy washes his wife’s panties on the regular.

  • sgunderson17

    Leonard Floyd in the trenches. Teams will run right at that noodle armed weakling. Dude opted out to do the bench press at both the combine and his pro day. It must be pretty embarrassing.

    • sgunderson17
      • Scharfinator
        • sgunderson17

          Love that picture. It was taken in the summer of 2010 when everyone on the Packers dressed as Cowboys to a dinner because they were preparing to spend time in Dallas later that season.
          Hint: that’s where the Super Bowl was played and the Packers won.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Completely unnecessary explanation

          • sgunderson17

            Oh, it was completely necessary. Picture was intended as anti-packers, but it backfired entirely.

          • Scharfinator

            It backfired? Sure got a rise out of you. 🙂

          • sgunderson17

            yeah, rise in the pants. Super Bowl XLV Champs, baby!

          • Scharfinator

            You know, I thought about making a joke about you wanting to tickle Rodger’s sack, but you did it for me. So fucking easy.

          • sgunderson17

            Yeah, how dare I get enjoyment out of my team being Super Bowl Champions.
            I’m such a terrible person.

          • Scharfinator

            I tried to read that in what I imagined would be your voice, but all I heard was “Mmphhm mmnn sluuurp” with Erin scolding you in the background.

          • Jeffrey B Rosenstein

            The only good packer fan is a dead one.

    • Irish Sweetness

    • I didn’t say “Pace has built a great team in the trenches.” I said he’s trying to do that. Whether or not it works remains to be seen.

    • BearDown100393
  • Donny

    “several million dollars guaranteed”

    seems as though we are missing some….data. there is this place called the internet where you could easily find those figures.

  • Green

    Woude , we miss you….
    You should come back to us, we need a jerk who loves Harry Potter. Do you still wash your wife’s panties with tide?

    XOXO

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      You can’t spell Wood wrong in a troll post then go back and edit. Fucking hillbilly can’t even troll right.

      • Green

        Are you Wood’s wife? Nice to meet you, your panties are clean today?

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Johnny Wood’s trolls followed him across the Internet to this blog.

    • Scharfinator

      http://www.davidgriesing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/lemmings-350×220.jpg

      Hmm, they’re supposed to be Lemmings… hopefully it comes across.

    • CanadaBear

      It seems odd that one of the few guys that writes with some actual thought and stats to back it up, has his own trolls. Most of those stupid bastards aren’t smart enough to parse the info. It also makes me laugh that JW writes the article and Jeff still has his name on the byline. Now that Jeff is soliciting for columns, I’d like to see Butch, New Bear, You (you magnificent bastard) and a few others send in columns.

      • Donny

        “several million dollars guaranteed” is some great research. i also do not see a single stat in this turd.

        • Sactowns#1

          Gents, you know the rules. We don’t feed trolls round these here parts. Except for cheesy, he’s the stray that we found on the back porch constantly meowing and we finally took him in. But the rest of these vermin must go. Cheesy, you are on troll patrol.

          • Donny

            was my post wrong?

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            your mama was wrong in letting you drip out

          • AlbertInTucson

            Sorry, a troll is a troll is a troll. IncludingTHAT one.

          • MB30SD

            I hate cats.

          • tobijohn

            I heard that…

          • Tobi!

          • MB30SD

            Hahahhahahaha… the literally made me lalz tj.

            Fucking lurker! How the hell have you been?! Has your guitar collection attained AI and come after you yet?

          • tobijohn

            Not quite yet but now that I’ve passed the three digit mark, soon I’m sure. BTW, what’s with all these trolls lately?

          • MB30SD

            Wow, well… whatever makes you happy my brother.

            Data did a guest column and he brought garbage with him. Fucking sucks, but oh well.

          • tobijohn

            Well, if it’s any consolation, the number of cats is holding steady at nine…:)

          • MB30SD

            Thank god TJ…. thank. God.

        • I could easily list all the stats for those contracts, I deliberately didn’t. In my opinion that was unnecessary information that detracted from the point of the article.

          I could have probably worded it better. All of Pace’s FA deals so far have been either 1 year for near veteran minimum w/ basically no guaranteed money or 3+ years with several million dollars guaranteed.

          One is a significant investment, the other isn’t. I was interested in the group that is.

          • Donny

            not even trying to troll here – this article lacks substance. you can do better than this.

          • I deliberately didn’t want to get too bogged down in numbers. The point was that he’s spent the majority of his high draft picks and given out the majority of his big FA contracts to people in the trenches.

            It’s not some huge revelation that requires a lot of explanation. Just an interesting factoid about Pace’s approach that I haven’t seen people talking about.

          • Ososfan

            I really like the way Pace’s has structured those contracts, the only one I’m kind of upset about is the two year deal with Hicks, I have a feeling he will be a VERY, VERY good addition who will want a lot more money (it will be well-deserved)after the contract, he is still young and rising, wish we could have locked him on for at least 4 years…..

      • He didn’t solicit. I asked if I could write a few guest pieces during the dead part of the offseason, and Jeff graciously agreed to publish them.

        Don’t have time to do this full-time anymore, but had a few things I still wanted to write a bit about over the summer. I’m very grateful to Jeff for letting me scratch that itch.

        • Green

          Still busy washing your wife panties?

          • JRoenick

            This is not a funny joke.

          • Green

            Not for you

        • CanadaBear

          Good on ya, JW. I still try to keep up with some of your old buds at the NFC Bears Barroom.

        • Ososfan

          .ale them more often JW, You know everyone likes your thoughts out opinions and ideas!

      • I might write one up.
        When I wrote for Artoo’s site, no trolls. Then again, not much traffic overall, so you guys won’t have to worry about orcs following me lol

      • Ososfan

        Sooooo this! Those guys are itching to write some articles here and everyone will definitely enjoy them!

    • SC Dave

      Tragic. Please fucking ignore those assholes.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        It’s weird. They’re like a communicable disease. You want to scratch the itch but then the virus spreads even more. I like agreeing with and disagreeing with people that I could actually talk to.
        These guys are a different breed. I’d love to see these guys actual names and faces to see the kinds of guys that do this stuff. I think it would be interesting.

        • Sactowns#1

          One thing I can guarantee, they’re FAT.

          • Scharfinator

            Statistics of all football fans is on your side there. Nothing like hedging a bet 🙂

    • Ososfan

      Very funny, indeed. Keep them bitch-ass-marks coming, they can’t handle y’all, haha!

  • Bender McLugh
    • CanadaBear

      The walking dead of trolls.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Easily collapsable.

        • CanadaBear

          After about a million years I finally traded posts with Cheesy. I’ll probably go two million years before I engage these trolls.

    • Just a bunch of trolls from an old site of mine. Ignore them and they’ll go away.

      • Green

        “A n old site mine” , please bitch, you were just Rourke’s butler

  • sgunderson17

    Bears invested big in the trenches, except for the most important part: LEFT TACKLE.

  • TheMostInterestingHorse

    Good Morning

    • Green

      NOT NOW HORSE!

  • TheMostInterestingHorse

    Hey Woude

  • Preparation_A

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  • Green

    “Just a bunch of people who made me feel intellectually inferior so I ran away crying to the last failed site I was on”

    -John Wood

    • JRoenick

      Based on what you’ve been posting as “trolling,” I don’t think he has to worry about feeling intellectually inferior.

      • Green

        Really? Now you can go and suck Wood’s small dick

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          Holy shit, is this what passes for trolling these days?

          Youtube comments are your calling. You are wasted here.

  • That Guy

    I more or less agree with this article. There are question marks with some of the decisions that Pace has made on a player to player basis, but his strategy is clearly to build in the trenches.

    With that said, he did spend a top pick on Kevin White last year. And if he gives a big contract to Jeffery, that will be two major resources spent on WR. Also, he does understand the value of Cutler. He could have cut Cutler this year with minimal harm to the cap and he never gave any indication he was not 100% behind him. So its not all O-line all the time.

    The other caveat is that linebackers are not your true “in the trenches” guys. Yeah, they’re banging heads at the line of scrimmage, but the big lineman investments are traditionally the 300+ pounders on either side of the line. One could argue that a true “trenches” guy would have taken Tunsil over Floyd and would have spent more money on a top nose guard rather than waiting for value.

    Personally, I don’t look at Freeman, Trevathan and even Whitehair as pickups based on a trench mentality as much as pickups based on buying low. The middle linebacker and guard positions are not valued right now as much as they were ten years ago. That will likely change again in a few years. Pace might just be committing resources where he feels he can get the most bang for his buck.

    • CanadaBear

      It’s a little trickier trying to write about the 3-4 and trenches. Either way, I get your point and JW’s and agree with both. Personally I was hoping for Tunsil when he fell in the Bears lap.

    • Is Von Miller a trenches player? He’s a similar size and will play a similar role to Floyd.

      Floyd’s main job, according to Fangio and Pace, will be to rush the passer. That means he’ll be going against a lot of OTs in trench warfare.

      You could argue ILB aren’t really trench players. That could go either way. But OLB definitely are.

      • Donny

        250lbs (miller) =/= 220 (floyd)

        • Donny

          also, 4.49, 40 (miller) vs 4.6, 40 (floyd).

          there are no similarities other than the fact that they both play OLB.

          • That Guy

            The comparison has nothing to do with body type. The comparison has to do with the assignments they have. Floyd, like Miller, is primarily tasked with setting the edge and rushing the passer. And yes, he’s a trenches guy.

          • sgunderson17

            You have to be strong at the point of attack in order to ‘set the edge’ and Floyd is not. He’s a pass rush specialist that will rely on his speed. One trick pony so to speak.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            And Clay Matthews is using his steroid enhancement to bull rush guys?

            I don’t think so. Speed is fine, but there is also leverage and the ability to win hand combat. Shae sucked at it, Floyd I think – should be able to give tackles fits because he can take such a wide arc inward.

            Or, at least the Giants thought so, since they very much wanted him.

          • Donny

            take a wide angle every time and watch teams run it inside of him.
            unless you took a player that high that can only play on third down.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            not sure what that even meant. wipe the drool off your chin.

            Maybe it’s not drool. Either way, go get a napkin.

          • Donny

            you are too stupid to debate.
            good day.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny
          • Irish Sweetness

            Oy ….

          • Irish Sweetness

            That’s fine. Hicks/Goldman, Trevathan and Freeman will be waiting.

          • Irish Sweetness

            He can cover – ad that’s a scary wingspan in coverage. He can run guys down sideline to sideline. He’s no one-trick pony.

          • Donny

            It was reported that Floyd is already struggling to keep on the weight that he added for the combine.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            source? oh wait, you ain’t got sources – you are a stupid fuckwit.

          • Donny
          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            First-round pick Leonard Floyd admittedly has struggled to keep weight on, so the Chicago Bears designed a strength and nutrition program targeted to bulk up the lanky rookie outside linebacker.

            Jesus Christ, what age do you learn to read in Wisconsin? 14?

            It says that he has historically gotten thin, but then again – he was at Georgia where they didn’t have NFL caliber strength training. Did they?

            No. Go get your shine box, you fuckwit.

          • Donny

            where does it say historically?
            and you don’t think they have quality strength programs in the SEC?
            goddamn you’re dumb.

          • sgunderson17

            Even if they succeed on bulking up Floyd, it won’t happen in a matter of months. It takes at least a year to build up properly. This season he’ll likely be limited to situational obvious passing downs, otherwise he’ll be a liability in the ground game. And even then, you know his only pass rush move is out and around. Even sub-par tackles know how to handle those kinds of pass rushers.

          • Irish Sweetness

            A year .. .come on! You can change your body in three months … completely in six.

          • sgunderson17

            Not rekt ___
            Rekt _X_

          • Irish Sweetness

            Is that when he got up to 220?

        • Floyd was 244 at the Combine. He’s not 220 pounds. He’s gonna play somewhere between 230 and 250, depending on who you listen to.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Floyd is about 245lbs. The dude is six foot six. He could put on 10lbs at a party.
          And not many rushers can cover 5 yards in 3 strides.

    • Ososfan

      It’s all a King’s Gambit…..accepted.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Yeah, as much as I like the idea/potential of Floyd … Tunsil and Derrick Henry would have been more interesting seeing as we did a lot to patch up the D in free agency. Even if they moved Tunsil inside, you’re still getting the guy that was top of a lot of mocks drafts when the Titans were picking.

  • sgunderson17

    Actually, Bears probably didn’t mean to completely ignore the LT position. They obviously wanted to draft an O-linemen in the 2nd round, but then the Packers leap-frogged them and got Jason Spriggs (a 6′-7″ 4-year starter at LT). Once that happened, Bears immediately traded back and got a Guard instead knowing their position didn’t match O-line value there anymore.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Either way we’re going to fuck your shit up this season.

  • MIBearFan

    I find this article shallow and pedantic.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      Donny voted you up. Donny.

  • SC Dave

    Jeff… please, NEVER AGAIN use that Twatter shit to announce a guest article.

    They place is now overrun with microcephalic juveniles.

    • Scharfinator

      Genie may be out of the bottle now.

      • SC Dave

        Wouldn’t be the first thing destroyed by Twatter.

    • Irish Sweetness

      It’s unbelievable.

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    This is Da Bears Blog’s equivalent of flying an Ebola stricken doctor from Liberia and housing them at Cook County hospital. By having Woodman guest post and his weird little trolls follow him we’ve inadvertently introduced our sacred environment to a strain of dork previously unknown in significant numbers to these parts.
    I mean, look at the fucking trash that just showed up today. Guys you’d rather choke out them hear out. Guys that would be shunned by Packers players themselves if given the chance to meet them.
    Ahhhhh, the anonymous nature of the internet.

    • sgunderson17

      You guys sure are talking more about the “trolls” than the article itself.

      • Donny

        and slinging insults far more than any of us who showed up today. who are the real trolls?

        apparently you have to suck the collective bear dick to be considered a viable commentor.

        • MB30SD

          You’re out of your fucking league

          • Donny

            and the bears are out of their. maybe they could win a title in the arena league?

          • Scharfinator

            Aww, he didn’t get it 🙁

          • MB30SD

            Hahahahahahahahhahahaha… hahahaha… hahahaha… heh heh… hood hoo.

            Dude, you are turrible

      • Irish Sweetness

        We never read the articles.

    • Sactowns#1

      It’s like a freighter lost a shipping container full of dongs and they’ve washed up on our shore.

      • Scharfinator

        A hilarious, albeit odd, mental picture there.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        Dongs everywhere, I turn my head and a dong is flying at me. I take a step and I almost step on a dong. How could we ever get so many dongs taken care of?https://imgflip.com/i/15dyh9

        • Sactowns#1

          I’m just trying to go for a walk on the beach with my buddies and I have to step over a field of phalluses.

      • Ososfan

        Hahaha!

    • MB30SD

      Jesus christ. Brutal

    • MIBearFan

      Choke me out? Bitch, I’d squash you like a bug.

      • Scharfinator

        LOL! BIG PEEN ON THE INTERNET! CHECK OUT HIS DICK LENGTH

        • MIBearFan

          It’s small, but at least it’s skinny.

        • Preparation_A

          I actually just saw it this weekend. It’s enormous.

      • Sactowns#1

        Settle down there grandpa and eat your Metamucil. You get grumpy when you’re low on fiber.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        First off, read the god damn sentence again and this time sound it out and go slow. Second, we can agree that Packer trolls following a guy around the internet is fucking weird man. It’s fucking weird for an adult to do that.
        Third, the fact that you put up with it concerns me greatly. It’s like you condone because you participate. If that’s the case feel free to leave with haste.

        • Preparation_A

          Are you suggesting that MIBearFan is a Packers bich boi?

          • EvanHOFriguez

            Close enough…

  • Preparation_A

    Hi fellas. I’m here to provide some reasonable commentary on this creative article.

    • sgunderson17

      You? lol yah right

      • Preparation_A

        Gundy, I will beat you until you think Cutler is a competent NFL quarterback.

        • sgunderson17

          Damn. That would take one hell of a beating.

          • Preparation_A

            I have anger issues.

          • Irish Sweetness

            You’re in the right place, fudger.

  • MIBearFan

    Wood really seems to have the pulse of Ryan Pace. He’s been able to identify who Pace has drafted and acquired through free agency, and he’s even identified the positions they are playing.

    • Preparation_A

      It’s the kind of in depth, insider knowledge that he’s always been known for.

  • MB30SD

    My god this place is brutal today. Smfh

  • Sactowns#1

    Gents, I know it’s tempting but please, lets not feed the trolls. Can we all agree?

    • MIBearFan

      Who died and made you lord of the cunts?

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        no one died. we took a vote.

    • Scharfinator

      Yeah, I’ve had my fun. They’re white noise now.

    • AlbertInTucson

      “Preaching to the Choir”, here.

  • EvanHOFriguez

    Bears are still a good 2 years out at least. Putting all your eggs in the guys up front and nothing in the skill positions, is gonna make you a one trick pony. So hard to get over the flaws of Cutler, especially without his dump off targets. Alshon has to find a way to the endzone more often this year, since we can’t expect too much from Kevin right away.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I didn’t see any flaws in Cutty last season, I saw a boy become a man.

  • Green

    I’m here for the gang bang

  • AlbertInTucson
    • Donny

      in February.
      this is the type of reporting you can expect around here.

  • sgunderson17

    We’ll see how “good” Trevethan is without being surrounded by a ton of high quality players on defense.
    My guess is the Bears got him for cheap because he’s not very good.

    • ThatBearzGuy

      They still got him for cheap. Isn’t he worth the low risk you describe?

    • EvanHOFriguez

      My guess is Denver knew what they had. Realized what flaws all of their players possessed, and how their teammates made up for them. Hes probably really good at a skill set not possessed by many others, but deficient in another more important area.

      • Irish Sweetness

        They realized they couldn’t pay Von Miller AND have a defense.

    • Haven’t you watched Trevathan actually play?

      He’s good, and at the very least, IMMENSELY superior to guys like Shea.

      So whichever way you parse it, Bears are better with him.

    • Irish Sweetness

      We’ll see how good the Broncos are without half their defense and a bunch of nobodies in the QB room.

  • ThatBearzGuy

    I think Pace has made a lot of solid, if unspectacular, moves. They have some pieces in place. Here’s hoping the offense doesn’t take a step back without Gase running the show.

    • EvanHOFriguez

      He has stopped the bleeding at least…

  • Weenie_McPeenie

    Sweetmelt you bitch. You a fucking butthurt pussy. The bears suck.

  • ThatBearzGuy

    I see maturity is in low supply in Packer Land.

    • Weenie_McPeenie

      Where is Packer land located?

      • andylet445

        Your mom’s house

        • andylet445

          got em

      • Irish Sweetness

        In the retarded, infected, incestuous part between a mountain of shit and a river of piss.

  • andylet445

    While building the trenches is great but focusing too much on one area will eventually kill you. By the time you have the lines set and start getting skill guys the lineman will be leaving via FA or you pay them large sums of money and will lose your skill guys. The cowboys may have a dominate oline but have glaring issues in so many other areas because of it.

    • EvanHOFriguez

      icecream.png

  • MIBearFan

    Pace is rebuilding a team that Emery and Trestman turned into a shit show. He is still in the process of converting a 4-3 base D into a 3-4. He’s not simply building from the trenches. He’s looking for anybody who can help without breaking the bank to get it done. One of the Bears biggest offers this off season was on C J Anderson, a position player. If you look at the draft, you could easily make the argument he went BPA. That is similar to what he did last year. Fill holes with players you can get at a reasonable cost in FA, and get BPA in the draft.

    • ThatBearzGuy

      It’s funny because Ted Thompson’s refusal to do this will likely cost Green Bay multiple championships.

      • Preparation_A

        Say what now?

        • andylet445

          Mike Daniels sucks I guess. also the packers oline must be bad or something when healthy. who knows

          • andylet445

            had raji who was serviceable. just went with a NT in the first. but TT ignoring that

        • ThatBearzGuy

          Do I need to type it again for you?

          • Preparation_A

            I read the words just fine. It’s their meaning that escapes me, since Ted Thompson never overpays in free agency and is know for drafting BPA to the great chagrin of many Packers fans who want him to reach for positions of need.

          • ThatBearzGuy

            That’s exactly my point. He doesn’t do free agency at all. It has and will continue to cost the Packers.

          • Preparation_A

            MIBearFan’s point was that free agency only makes sense if it doesn’t break the bank. Thompson doesn’t often make big name FA signings (though sometimes he does: see Jeff Saturday, Cedric Benson, Julius Peppers, Charles Woodson, etc.), because they are often way more expensive than they are typically worth.

          • Ososfan

            So far, as of late, that mentality has granted the Packers so many championships. TT for President. Let him be a Packers GM lifer. Use your veto power and a Packers owner to make that happen.

      • Weenie_McPeenie

        Thankfully, he already helped them win one just 6 seasons ago

        • ThatBearzGuy

          Thanks for making 1985 feel like it wasn’t so long ago.

      • EvanHOFriguez

        Will likely? Has is the answer. The Packers will always be at most one season away from a 10 win team. They have to be lucky to make it all the way. Several times they could have done what needed to be done, instead they choose to be very good every year instead of the best erry once in a while.

    • Weenie_McPeenie

      He should kick the tires on Ray McDonald

    • Irish Sweetness

      BPA in the draft ?? HE TRADED DOWN TWICE !!

  • ThatBearzGuy

    The Bears could very well end up with a better record than the Packers in a year or two. Look out for Kevin White this year. It’s like having two first round draft picks.

    • Preparation_A

      How so?

      • ThatBearzGuy

        Rebuilding the defense. Limit Cutler’s mistakes. That’s the Bears recipe for success.

        • Preparation_A

          And the Kevin White/two draft picks part?

          • ThatBearzGuy

            He was a first round pick who hasn’t played yet. There will be an infusion of talent, no?

          • Preparation_A

            Well, we really won’t know until he plays will we?

          • ThatBearzGuy

            Does this somehow negate his status as basically a second first round pick?

          • Preparation_A

            Considering he was picked a year ago, it in fact does.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Logic fail.

    • Weenie_McPeenie

      ..

    • EvanHOFriguez

      You think he has the speed to take the best CB? Leave Alshon with the 2nd best CB? Jeffery might be come back player of the year then.

      • ThatBearzGuy

        I would fully expect Alshon to get the opposition’s CB1 regardless of speed.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    WOW… I have to wonder what Data could have done to piss off/annoy so many people that they would follow him around the internet. Color me impressed. Did he fuck one of these idiot’s mom/girlfriend/sister? Maybe several of them sent Data some sexually charged Twitter DMs, that he rejected. Or perhaps he was driving through Wisconsin and accidentally hit a prized sheep,(you know the one that doesn’t kick).

    • Preparation_A

      Your supposed insults are as biting as they are fresh and creative.

    • Weenie_McPeenie

      He fucked my dad and ate the last Zinger™

      • MIBearFan

        In that order?

        • andylet445

          speculative.

    • andylet445

      I best be checking on me sheep aye.

    • I don’t think they’re really mad. Just bored. The site I knew them through was one where we’d hang out and do stupid shit like this all day. It’s entertainment more than anything else.

      Though some of them are probably mad at me because I permabanned any of them who came to Da Bears Beat when I was running it. Didn’t want that stuff there.

      • SC Dave

        Great. So now we get them here.

        • They’ll get bored of this and go away when people stop getting mad at their antics.

          • SC Dave

            Hence your need to perma-ban them?

          • That was mainly a culture thing. Their antics were not what I wanted at my site. Since we hardly got any comments, them coming in overran anything else.

            And I’m only publishing one article (maybe a few more) here. Not multiple every day.

          • They see u as rationale and erudite, Data.

            OF COURSE they’re gonna come

          • Sactowns#1

            Like Trump, we must ignore this shitstorm until it passes.

        • Ososfan

          SC is sooo mad, lol! Enjoy it man, these bums won’t be here often!

  • Donny

    “Limit Cutler’s mistakes.”

    YEAH, THIS IS THE YEAR.

    • MIBearFan

      Actually, they did it last year and he had a career year. STFU, Donny. Let Prep handle this.

      • Donny

        Cutler blows. DWI

    • ThatBearzGuy

      He had a 2:1 TD:INT ratio last year and a rating of 92.3. Your golden child had a rating of 92.7.

      • Donny

        congrats on illustrating one thing: Rodgers’ worst year > Cutler’s best.

        • ThatBearzGuy

          If Chicago can rebuild the defense, we don’t need Cutler to be Rodgers in order to win games.

          • Preparation_A

            Bears D was pretty solid in 2010, no?

          • ThatBearzGuy

            It was. The Bears were in the NFC title game.

          • Preparation_A

            I remember. I vividly remember.

          • andylet445

            *unzips*
            go on…

          • Donny

            it’ll really suck when cutler keeps putting the defense in bad positions.

          • EvanHOFriguez

            Need Cutler to be at least Orton though.

    • Irish Sweetness

      It was last year actually, but you’re a Fudger, so I get it that you weren’t watching.

  • ThatBearzGuy

    Packers fans always act as if you suck if you’re not Aaron Rodgers.

    • Preparation_A

      I’m fairly certain everyone has said specifically that Cutler sucks. And is probably a pussy.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Everyone used to say the Earth was flat. He doesn’t suck and he’s no pussy.

  • andylet445

    Packers signed that washed up peppers guy that one time in FA. you know the one that Rodgers alluded and then threw that bomb over the top of flat footed Chris Conte to a wide open Randall Cobb.

    • MIBearFan

      Conte played football like the Keystone cops.

    • ThatBearzGuy

      The Bears were the better team for most of that game. Still pisses me off.

      • EvanHOFriguez

        HAAA! I mean the Bears and Packers regularly exchange games they shouldn’t, thats the rivalry there. But the Packers were def better.

        • ThatBearzGuy

          Chicago led most of the way. Gave up 3 straight 4th down conversions. Tough one to swallow.

          • Donny

            words that your mom has never said.

          • ThatBearzGuy

            Your wit is impressive.

          • andylet445

            you should see his penis then

          • andylet445

            that’s what she said.

  • Weenie_McPeenie

    I cant believe you guys dont think Jay Cutler is good

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      He is the greatest in the world.

      • Sactowns#1

        Damn it we agreed not to feed them!

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          sorry, I never had the experience of saying something stupid, just wanted to try it out.

  • andylet445

    you guys wanna meet up for some golfing and a BBQ?

  • EvanHOFriguez

    I think the Vikings are pretenders. The Packers are a coin toss, depending on a healthy Jordy or some young WR development. The LOLions are in prove something mode. Where are the Bears?

    • andylet445

      chicago

    • MIBearFan

      Taking the skin boat to tuna town.

    • I don’t buy the Vikes either. Doubt they win the division.
      However, a good defense, game-managing QB and AP will prevent them from regressing horribly like in previous years.

      Lions actually gained momentum in the 2nd half of the season, but they’re the Lions. They always find a way to fuck it up, esp sans Mega.

      It’ll likely come down to the Pack and Bears per usual.

      However, the Pack season seem to leave some bitterness.

      First time I can remember where HC was taking shots at GM for not getting FAs, and QB taking shots at HC for gameplanning, etc.

      If the Pack lose a few games early on, that thing could unravel fast.

      • The one thing the Vikings have is that their defense is loaded. As Bears fans remember, a great defense can make up for a mediocre offense.

        And as long as Adrian Peterson still plays like he’s in his prime, their offense won’t be terrible. Though the bottom could drop out under him at any moment now.

        IMO Minnesota and GB are both clearly better than Chicago and Detroit right now. Bears still need the blue-chip guys who you build the offense and defense around. They’ve increased the number of above-average players, but are still lacking studs. Need some of the young guys (Goldman, Floyd, White) to turn into that.

        • I think the Vikes will be solid, but I just don’t know if their D is “elite”.

          Will their D be better than the 06, 10 Bears?

          I think that’s what they need to win the division again or make a serious playoff push.

          That, or Bridgewater becoming more than a game-manager.

          I don’t see either happening this season.

          But I could be wrong.

          • They were 5th in the NFL in points allowed last year. Their defense is chock full of young talent. I’m jealous.

          • EvanHOFriguez

            They don’t pass the eye test as a top 5, thats for sure.

        • EvanHOFriguez

          Honestly, I’d give Chi the benifit of the doubt, GB > CHI > MIN > Det.

          Its sad, but Cutler >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Teddy. And Teddy has nobody to throw to!

        • Irish Sweetness

          But the Bears haven’t played a game … we have a new OL (kind of) … a new WR, RB … a new front 7 on defense …. I don’t know … that’s a different team to me.

      • EvanHOFriguez

        I never saw anything about MM strapping on a pair and letting TT have it! And Rodgers shouldn’t be giving MM shit when he won’t throw to the guys who he doesn’t have 100% trust in, something there is iffy.

  • sgunderson17

    I mean, what kind of person bans people who disagree with your opinion?

    • sgunderson17

      The worst kind, that’s who.

    • ThatBearzGuy

      It’s one thing to disagree. It’s another to incessantly troll.

      • andylet445

        a differing opinion doesn’t equate to trolling.

        • andylet445

          and many times it was just a differing opinion. for example. I am of the perception that Jay Cutler is nothing more than liability for the bears because he makes god awful decisions and seems to lack the x factor to win games unlike a similar player like favre. now you will most likely take this as trolling because I am basically saying cutler blows a fat turd of spaghetti casserole

          • sgunderson17

            mmmmm spaghetti casserole

      • EvanHOFriguez

        A lot of discussion I see, not much trolling.

      • EvanHOFriguez

        At least you humored the discussion a bit. Ya’ll should stop over now and then.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Dale tosspot on Windy City Gridiron.

  • Solid article, Data. And Kudos to Jeff for FINALLY listening to the gallery.

    It’s been mentioned that Fox is “conservative” which usu means he buys in to proven principles. Winning in the trenches is perhaps the oldest football formula.

    What we didn’t know was if Pace would oblige. We didn’t know how Fox, the old conservative coach, would mix with Pace, the young unproven GM.

    And IMO, we still don’t really know.

    I would argue that POX is OPPORTUNISTIC and rather frugal.

    I think there’s a few reasons they have not prioritized skill position players, and I don’t believe it has to do with following the “build the trenches’ mantra.

    So for instance, they don’t seem particularly interested in high-priced CBs. Sure, they might have overpaid a lil for Porter, but it’s nowhere near Josh Norman $. They also weren’t that interested in CB in the draft since they’re still trying to salvage Fuller. Then you add Fangio’s penchant for making avg CBs better than they really are, and we can see why POX doesn’t consider CB urgent.

    On the flip side, they DID invest in THE skill WR in White. And given that Alshon is still on the roster and might get extended, no reason to invest much more in that position.
    When teams draft a WR in the first, they don’t usually double-down in back to back years (unless you’re the Millen Lions).

    As for TE, that had more to do with their ‘frugal’ approach. The TEs this year were WAY overpaid. I wanted Allen, but not for what the Colts ended up paying. Same could be said for a few other FA TEs.

    The Bears were targeting that 2nd tier in TEs, the less expensive ones, like Miller and Graham (And technically, TEs do play in the trenches).

    So, again, I don’t necessarily buy that “build the trenches” is their mantra.

    Their philosophy is less dogmatic and more like Bruce Lee’s – be like water.

    Based on what they have on their roster, they create certain tiers of players they want, but who those players are, no one knows.

    Could be WR like White, could be OLB like Floyd.

    POX seem to shy away from skill players in FA simply cuz they don’t like
    overpaying. They don’t even want to overpay their own homegrown Alshon.

    And If Wentz fell to the Bears this past draft, does anyone doubt they would’ve drafted him?

    That to me signals an opportunistic and rather frugal regime that prefers younger players more than some built on rigid old maxims.

    • sgunderson17

      tl;dr version: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        understandable. he did not even put any pictures in it for you. Well said Butch.

        • sgunderson17

          It’s a very long winded way of saying the Bears needed bodies in a bunch of different areas, not just the trenches.

          • Yes, but then ppl would want to know WHAT other bodies, and WHY those instead of alternatives.

            It’s not twitter. It’s ok to be over 140 characters.

          • andylet445

            is it? is it? oh I see it is. you won this round.

        • andylet445

          I’m getting conflicting reports. so is Butch right or is JW? We should have an article off.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            well you could take what you read and actually think about it and come up with a conclusion on your own, instead of waiting for someone to tell you what to think.

          • It’s okay to disagree in a non-troll way.

            You can admit someone else has a valid point without name calling or acting like a 15 yr old girl.

    • Sactowns#1

      Yeah, the unwillingness to spend money on known needs is confounding.

      • I think when it comes to the secondary, the Bears simply trust Fangio who has a pretty good track record.

        It could be philosophical too. Some teams simply don’t prioritize Safety/CB depending on the system.

        Lovie/Angelo cover 2 was infamous for that philosophy. Chico seems to have taken the same mentality to Carolina. That’s why they let Norman walk.

        POX a self admitted old school coach might take the same approach.

        • EvanHOFriguez

          They let Norman walk cuz he wanted too much, not because of some system. Didn’t he get like $13M?

          • They didn’t want to pay him that much because primarily zone cover corners aren’t as rare (and as such, shouldn’t be paid as much) as man shut-down corners.

            Could be a few other reasons like cap, character or cheapness, but Chico came from the Lovie tree of “we’ll plug in guys into the secondary and focus on Dline”

          • EvanHOFriguez

            Also heard that too, like Sherman, he can’t just be let go to do just anything.

          • Yes, same deal.

            That’s why as awesome as Peanut was, he’ll never make the HOF like guys like Revis.

            The redskins are gambling a bit that Norman is a shut-down corner. It’s an expensive gamble, but hey, it’s the foreskins (see Albert Haynesworth)

          • Huge Bear’s Penis
          • EvanHOFriguez

            Thats what I thought. No one gets $15M! That is fucked! He could have been Revis in his prime, and still let walk by 70% of the teams.

          • willbest

            Keep in mind the cap keeps going up. They get 51 one players to spend 165 million on, and in a eat or be eaten world, the difference makers are going to collect the lion’s share of that.

            You aren’t going to win games with 22 tier 2 players. The 4-5 tier 1 players on your opponents team will exploit that all day long.

        • Ososfan

          Don’t forget about Donatell, one of the better DB coaches in all of football…

          • They’re certainly showing a lot of faith in Donatell with their moves this offseason. Throwing a bunch of lightly regarded youth at the problem and assuming he’ll make enough of them decent for it to work out.

          • Ososfan

            Yes, and I think it will work out. It will be exciting, they worked some magic up in SF hopefully it follows to us.

          • That’s what ‘s great about the NFL. It’s not like the Dodgers or Lakers.

            Teams gotta take risks somewhere.

            Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t (Tice?)

          • EnderWiggin

            Calling Tice a ‘risk’ is waaaaay too nice.

      • EvanHOFriguez

        What would it really do though? You’re not close enough for it to matter. Just a waste right now.

    • Big Mike

      There is no point in overpaying for CBs Build from the front back, when we get close, splurge on one of the skill positions. A great CB won’t make an average defense good. A great front 7 will make an average CB good.

      • Irish Sweetness

        This is it. When Hicks starts collapsing pockets, or Floyd is sticking his paws up in the air in front of the QB, those DBs are just fielding pop-ups.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Josh Hill would have been huge for us though, shame we couldn’t get that one done.

      The frugality and value-seeking is looking appreciable thus far, but the reluctance to pull the trigger on somebody like Mo Wilkerson might be the difference between a champ winner and an also-ran. Still, I’m giving POX another year as always before sending the grades in – another draft and round of FA should have us right in there for Division champs and the Super bowl run.

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  • MIBearFan

    It’s ridiculous to say the Bears aren’t willing to overpay for position players. One of the biggest most bloated offers they made this off season was to C J Anderson. They are willing to spend where they see value, but for the most part, Pace likes to stay in a price range where he sees value added. As far as Jeffery is concerned, it’s the prudent thing to do. He’s coming off an injury riddled year, and they have this entire season to see how both he and White perform before making any decision.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      not sure you can say C J Anderson’s offer was bloated. He signed a 4 year $18m deal for a 25yr old running back. the Bears offer was 4 year $19M.

      • MIBearFan

        That’s a big dollar contract for a running back these days.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          not really. it is about average.

          • Scharfinator

            http://overthecap.com/position/running-back/

            Looks like he is a smidge above the average of a starting back.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            compare it to the other “starting” backs signed this year.
            Ivory -28yrs $6.4M
            Miller – 25yrs $6.5M
            Murray -28yrs $6.3M
            Forte -30yrs $4M
            Anderson -25yrs $4.5

            I never liked Anderson to begin with but he is 25 and knows Fox’s system. The argument that it was a bloated offer just doesn’t hold weight. We could have made a worst mistake than that offer.

          • Scharfinator

            Wasn’t making a judgement call, just showing some data for clarity.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            understand was just backing up my initial point against MIBF post.

          • I agree. Figuring FAs are always overpaid anyways, it wasn’t terribly “bloated”, but the offer did surprise me a bit. Usually ‘frugal’ teams who want to go younger do that first through HBs.

            Again, just goes to my point that they’re opportunistic.

            IF they see “their guy” available they decisively go after him (up to a point, whether it’s $ or draft stock).

        • Irish Sweetness

          Weren’t we paying Matt 8M?

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Jonathan Bullard just signed a 4yr contract. Draft class is wrapped up. It took a while but this kid could be special.
    It’s pretty interesting what this new coach/GM combo has done in 2 offseasons. The D is being completely remodeled. The O is being solidified along the line. The TE position is concerning but you can’t do everything in this short period of time. WR shored up for the time being. Nice start.

    • I still say he’s the front runner for most impactful rookie.

      Whitehair might make more of a difference right away cuz he’ll likely start right off the bat, and Howard should make some plays, but I think by the end of the season Bullard will impress us the most.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        He was probably working that contract assuming as much.

  • Ososfan

    Of course our boy Johnathan Wood gets the awesome opportunity to write an article (hopefully it becomes a constant thing) for the blog but I still can’t get the oppertunity to have a DBB T-shirt? I’m crying with fury (definitely the meds talking) The trenches are the best, I think Pace will get his QB soon and will attack at getting his guy the way his did in this draft anyway, can’t wait to see those battles this year, Bear Down!

    • Sactowns#1

      We most definitely need to get a blog t-shirt this year! How about Pace dressed as the character from Treasure of the Sierra Madre saying “Tight Ends? We don’t need no stinking Tight Ends”

      • Ososfan

        Haha, awesome!

  • beninnorcal

    Nice article, Data. Good analysis and easy reading, even for simpleton’s such as myself.

  • beninnorcal

    Wow, reading thru the comments, looks like some kind of troll bombardment took place today. Cheesy sent some minions it would appear.
    This year won’t be getting any better for Cheesy and the rest of the Packer nation, I’m afraid. Oh well..

    • BearDown100393

      Must’ve been GED graduation week in Wisconsin and the newfound sense of limited literacy went to their heads.

      • SC Dave

        Classic.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      Ben, it took the wind out of my sails. I didn’t even want to post that Bullard had signed because it was like, “who fucking cares because these fucking guys suck”.

      • Waffle, long ago I stopped going to church cuz I knew the dirty biz of a lot of the ppl who attended, and I thought it was fucking absolute hypocrisy that they should be there and shows what kind of product said church produces.

        And most of my pals were just there checking out chicks anyways.

        So I stopped going out of disgust.

        However, as I got older, I saw it differently.

        I thought, “Why should I allow these douchbags to get in the way of MY experience?”

        Now, come on back to the Temple of Jeff!

        (That being said, there is some sorta douchbag ratio when it becomes unbearable. We can call the ESPN ratio).

        • Ososfan

          To be honest, I wish this was a live chat, I’d roast all these trolls.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            no, these were special kinds of trolls that normal conventional weapons would have no effect on. Better to just let it go and see if they scurry off.

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          I’m here to stay but goddamn if we didn’t get carpet bombed today. I can’t bring myself to read through anything that happened this 6/6/16 the mark of the blog beast.

          • haha. Yeah, I think you’re as stubborn as I am.

            Fuck, anyone who has been a Bears fan MUST be stubborn borderline insane.

            #RideTheTradeWindIntoTheSBSunset

          • Irish Sweetness

            To be forever known as 6/6 ….

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          I may have hit it.

          I look at it like the scene in Black Mass when Kevin Weeks, played by Jesse Plemmons – tells the guy he can’t come into the bar because he pissed up against it. That he doesn’t care who his uncle is, he can’t come back into the bar for pissing up against it like a fucking dog.

          Anyhow, I think I may bow out for this season. The blog is getting full of people who piss up against the bar, and the owner won’t throw them out.

          • Jes, there’s battlefields fatigue, esp in the doldrums of the off-season.

            Like any good soldier or serial killer, compartmentalize and keep on raping, murdering and pillaging, figuratively or literally.

            And it’s not as if it’s anything new.

            I remember Crown having some epic battles with Trac or even me and Waffle.

            Shit happens. This too shall pass.

            Now, to cheer everyone up…

          • SC Dave

            Hopefully, it’s past their bedtimes now and Mommy has tucked them in.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            this is embarassing

      • Ososfan

        Oh, we care! I’m here, about Damn time! Bear down!

  • BearDown100393
  • Day’s winding down in L.A. I love sipping some whiskey on the rocks and just exhaling.

    Some accompanying music to release that pressure from your shoulders and knot of the gut from simply being human in a modern mechanical world.

    • Sactowns#1

      I never really did get into Floyd. I guess for the fact that they took all the musical wanking from the blues, sucked all the soul out of it and puked it back up onto vinyl. I mean that songs 12min long! Wtf?

      • You’re looking into it too much from a polt-soci-historical context.

        You have to turn off that part of the brain in order to enjoy art in general.

        Picasso once said all art is stolen, the secret is to steal big and deny it till ur death.

        Some call that ‘influence’ but in some ways it IS stealing.

        But it’s more like standing on the shoulder of giants.

        For instance, in that Greek Amphitheater 3000 years before, the Greeks intertwined music,poetry, religion, theater, civic duties,nature, all into one.

        The ancient Gks deemed that festival so important that they even allowed women, children and slaves to be part of it…for free.

        To me. Floyd was trying to recreate that.

        A grand modern artistic experiment, no less bold or pathetic as any masterpiece.

      • CanadaBear

        That was one of the cool things about the 60’s-70’s, the recording industry would actually get behind all sorts of bands. Esp when you’re young, you’re willing to experiment a lot musically. You end up liking some stuff that’s really out there. At least that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

        • nah, Canada.

          I’m like 30 years younger.

          Good is good.

          Mozart’s magic flute, or Beethoven’s 7th will be just as great on our Martian colonies.

          • CanadaBear

            I know you’re a lot younger. I’m talking about a band that sounds like PF getting a major label deal these days. Anything that doesn’t fit a very narrow demographic just isn’t getting any love from major labels.

          • Blab.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I was just trying to think of any bands that are ‘out there’ … and there probably hasn’t been since the psychedelic trance scene about 25 years ago. TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO!!!

          • CanadaBear

            There’s a ton of those bands around they are all on Indie labels or putting out their own music. Almost zero distribution. The music industry is really fucked these days. Not because of the music but because of the way business is conducted. Oh well.

          • Canada. Plz don’t say ” Get off my lawn” !

            Good music was never mainstream.

            Besides. like I always reiterate. Truth is disputable. Taste is not.

          • CanadaBear

            Nah, nothing like that. There’s plenty of great music. Always will be. The record execs totally fucked up their industry, digital/file sharing came along, they had no idea how to handle it and fucked it up even more. Now they’ve circled the wagons and only stuff that fits the formula gets any major label exposure.

            I rarely bitch about any type of music other than Goat Ropin’ (Country). I still like some of the old country stuff but the new stuff is pop music with a twang. Not to mention all the the references to god, mom, guns and the good ol’ U S of A.

            Once people were willing to accept artists lip synching live (I think it started with Madonna) I completely lost touch with that audience. Now there are tons of artists that use auto tune or lip synch live. I’ll never understand why people would be OK with that. If you can’t do it live, you aren’t an artist. You’re a hack and a fake. Oh well.

          • MB30SD

            I bet you like mozarts musical flute

            Nttawwt

          • Sometimes I wanna slap u with some side boob.

          • MB30SD

            You have boobs?!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Ahhhhh …. the Floyd. Gerat piece of film. How pretty is Dave Gilmour?

      There was this link in the comments section. Mushroom kits for 130 dollars.

      http://www.homesteadbook.com/Default.asp

    • Dale701

      I saw “The valley” many years ago, and thought it had one of the best love scenes ever. Took me 10 years to find it on VHS, it went south and I got it on DVD. Pink Floyd did the sound track “Obscured by Clouds”. It is a foreign film shot on location in New Guinea. Not a film for everyone, but very unique, still like watching it from time to time. The DVD title is “La Vallee”.

  • CanadaBear

    Well that was fun. I gave up this morning. Not gonna look back. Who knew that JW had his own trolls?

    • It’s quite ironic lol

      Data, the most rational and perhaps erudite of us, luring in the most most base and emotional of creatures.

      It’s like some sort of Greek Tragedy.

      • CanadaBear

        I was baffled by it.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          Data was like Columbus “discovering” the “New World” only to release rats and plague on the natives.

      • BearDown100393

        The observation that Pace appears to building a competitive roster with staying power must have touched a raw nerve.

        • Nah. They were just trolling.

          Keeps us on our toes.

          I sometimes suspect that Cheesy is like a GP andy koffman /dirk digler creation just to unite us.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Rational and Erudite. Trolls mortal enemies.

        • ahhh…the irony, Al.

          One of my good friends served in Afghanistan and I told him one of the propaganda ammunition vs the Japanese was that they didn’t understand irony.

          He couldn’t stop laughing.

          He said, “That’s about right. War makes about as much sense.”

      • Just a bunch of guys from a site I used to write for and hang out on. That’s just the way they act toward everybody.

        It used to make me mad. Doesn’t really bother me anymore.

  • BuddhaJoe

    I’m not sure that’s true given the money he tried to throw at CJ Anderson, plus drafting Kevin White with his first #1. Sill like Pace so far though, except for letting Forte walk when he ended up signing for peanuts.

    • I agree. I think that’s simply the way the cards broke, and they tried maximizing value.

      One thing is apparent to me though. The new regime definitely has targets but they’re disciplined when going after them.

      They’ll trade up/down or refrain from overpaying in order to stick to their overall scheme.

      It’s refreshing. They might actually be competent.

      • BuddhaJoe

        It’s definitely better than Emery who thought he was the smartest guy in the room and was rarely right about it. I live in Michigan so I need these guys to shut up the Lions fans that surround me.

      • willbest

        Sure but when you have $25 million in reserve you aren’t maximizing your teams ability. And then you end up doing what the Jags did this year and hope it works out for you.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          how much in reserve is appropriate? over half the teams in the league have more than 10 mill in cap space. Not sure but this seems very unusual this time of year. It seems that teams are still trying to figure out how to spend the increasing salary cap. Seems to me that the Vet min and the rookie wage scale may need to increase a little more than what they have the last couple years.

          Just did a little math and between all the teams there is $470M of unspent salary cap. At the end of last year $220M was unspent.

          • willbest

            You need 2-3 million in cap for in season injury. So say 5 million to be safe, and then maybe up to 10 million which would allow you to do a mid-season extension of somebody who turns out to be a key player. Having 25 million is nucking futs. That gives you enough money for an elite player and still have enough to make it through the season.

            Your stat is an interesting stat btw. The 32-team salary cap increased by 384 million from 2015 to 2016, and that means teams couldn’t figure out what to do with 65% of that money.

            And keep in mind they are obligated to spend 89% over a period of years which means at a min. $91 million from 2016 absolutely has to be spent on players.

            No wonder Jeffery isn’t in a long term deal. There is zero incentive to sign a long term 15m/yr deal when he is going to get 16.5 mil a year next year. Because what else are teams going to spend money on?

            Cynical theory time. Teams are shoring up their cash reserves to pay for a CTE settlement.

          • MB30SD

            Or he impending zombie apocalypse … right trac?!!

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            Which elite player did you want to spend the cash on? none of the free agents screamed “Must Have” to me, there were a couple like Weddle i wish we made a push for.

            The league is at a point with the salary cap increases that teams can easily pay their elite players or use franchise tags. Until the bottom end players and rookies start getting paid more or they increase the roster size, i foresee the big market FA not happening very often. Unless the players decide not to sign extensions before their last year and test the open market, Unfortunately players take a big risk if they get injured their last year. My guess is that the owners will push for a roster increase, so they don’t run into issues with bad contracts.

            Even teams right now that have $5M or less in cap space are only in the situation because of dead money. Those teams have dead money ranging $3M – $30M

            Just look at the Bears and what they spent in Free Agency, last year we were at just over $3M in cap space at the end of the year before the cuts. We added several players on D, and several on O. All in all they had one of the best FA, at least on paper, in the league, yet we have $24M still in cap space. Jags spent a crap ton in FA also but because of the carry over they still have $40M+ in cap space

          • willbest

            With $24 million in cap this year, and $60+ million next year you can afford to take some risks. So maybe you have some questions about a FA and don’t want to give him $20 mil guaranteed, but you can afford to take the gamble, because the only thing its going to take away from you is the ability to gamble $20 million on the same quality of player next year. You are still going to have the money to go get a “must have” FA next year.

          • EvanHOFriguez

            NOBODY is giving Jeffery 16.5 MILLION A YEAR!! Regardless of how much money you have, you take that money and put it to use! A second round draft pick, and 2 $8M players that make sense, not a WR not named CJ or Jerry Rice. Theres your Left Tackle, and a top 20 LB.

          • willbest

            And 2 years ago, people thought it was insane Cutler got Romo money and hopping mad that he was getting paid more than two time Super Bowl winner Eli and Big Ben. Never mind they signed their contracts 3 years earlier when the Cap was $30 million less.

            Now his $18 million looks like he gave it away when you got anybody that has shown they can throw a football in the right direction making $17-18 million.

            Learn to understand time. The cap is going to be 163-165 million next year. Giving 10% of your cap to a top 10 WR isn’t even a controversial proposition. Its been done nearly every year. All Jeffery needs to do is demonstrate he is a top 10 talent. If he stays healthy he will be able to do that.

          • EvanHOFriguez

            Most teams keep ~$10M. There is some amount you can roll over to the next year. Along with an amount of money that you hope to extend to a player if you do, it will be cheaper than hitting the open market.

            Nobody is “figuring out how to spend the extra money”! They fucking know. Teams don’t want to get taken by a player just because there is a need. They still want value.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      Forte signed for $750k less on average per year than what we offered CJ Anderson who is 5 years younger, I am not sure how that is throwing money at CJ or how Forte signed for peanuts…

      • BuddhaJoe

        Not sure, but for RBs isn’t that a significant difference? Maybe I was just a fan but I thought the things that made Forte stand out (hands, finesse, etc) wouldn’t diminish with age whereas other running backs who relied on speed or size would break down. I’m not too pissed about it but it seemed like they should’ve kept him until the rest of the corps had proven themselves beyond 1 season.

  • Shady

    Nice work Data, glad to see a reg get a shot at a guest article.

    • MB30SD

      Where in the fuck have you been?!

      Bang bang?

      • Get a room. Specifically, one which is one block away from Chinese delivery.

        • MB30SD

          Care to join big boy… I hear you like magic flutes

  • Dare I whisper it, “Barb come back?”

    Sometimes the best Jericho Bomb is another Romanian Jericho Bomb.

    • Ososfan

      Hahaha

  • Joycevfoster1

    “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!tr811u

    two days ago grey McLaren. P1 I bought after earning 18,512 Dollars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k Dollars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over hourly. 87 Dollars…Learn. More right Here !tr811u:➽:➽:.➽.➽.➽.➽ http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsBusinessGetPay$98Hour…. .★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★::::::!tr811o….,…

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      FINALLY!!!

  • sgunderson17

    Do you guys think sauce is a pizza topping?

    • MIBearFan

      Absolutely. The crust is the foundation of a pizza. Anything that goes on top of the crust is indubitably a topping.

      • sgunderson17

        That would be a crust topping, not a pizza topping.
        omg, do you even understand what pizza is?

        • MIBearFan

          WITHOUT A CRUST YOU HAVE NO PIZZA! WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

          • sgunderson17

            But with JUST a crust, you don’t have pizza. Therefore sauce is not a pizza topping.

      • EvanHOFriguez

        You damned baffoon! It is a topping of the bread, not a topping of the pizza!!

        • MIBearFan

          Evan, lick my buffoon balls. I think you’ll enjoy the salty topping.

          • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

            i have daddy issues i recognize that

  • MIBearFan

    How does one go about getting a cool nickname, like “Data”?

    • sgunderson17

      Maybe he uses a lot of PFF data. Because that’s what all the cool cats use to rationalize things.

    • Irish Sweetness

      You talk to me.

      • MIBearFan

        Go on…

        • Irish Sweetness

          …. for a long time …..
          …. and then one day ….like one of those orchids that blooms every ten years …. it just happens.

          • sgunderson17

            This is getting erotic

          • MIBearFan

            So…like, I don’t even know you, and I don’t have the patients to do anything for five years, much less ten years (unless you count putting things off). Why don’t you just be a sweetheart and cut to the chase.

          • ThatBearzGuy

            You don’t have the patients? Are you a doctor?

          • MIBearFan

            Yes. I’m a gynecologist. I deal with cunts like you all day.

          • ThatBearzGuy

            I bet you haven’t been near a vagina in ages.

          • MIBearFan

            Really? This is quite a conundrum. You’ve been very helpful today.

          • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

            i rocked my own post! time to listen to jim rome.

  • ThatBearzGuy

    Oh look. The trolls are back. I wonder what shitty website they came from.

  • thenichels

    Is this where the booty call is today?

    • ThatBearzGuy

      Looks like it’s in your avatar.

      • thenichels

        OMG, that is so funny. Do you get paid for your comedy, or do you do it just to cheer people up?

  • thenichels

    Wow, this place is deader than the ESPN Facebook comments. I guess there aren’t too many people left today that remember 1985.

  • Irish Sweetness

    What the fuck is going on here ? Did Jefe call it a free bar ?

    • EvanHOFriguez

      Just hangin bro. You?

      • Irish Sweetness

        I guess new blood is cool, but there’s so much of it in one day … having a fight … in a small bar. It’s like everybody’s been drinking for three days and they haven’t eaten ….

        • EvanHOFriguez

          YEAH! Sounds like a par-taa!

          So many of these little blogs around the internet, makes sense we mingle erry now and then.

    • Bender McLugh

      Trolls Irish, come on now you know this

  • MaCLovesSoccer

    Did anyone see that Argentina game yesterday? Dayum! That is soccer. Holy fucking war. DVRed it. Won’t delete. Have to watch again.

    • thenichels

      Totes. Soccer is where it’s at man.

      • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

        damn straight

    • Green

      I LOVE SOCCER!

  • thenichels

    I had a sauce, cheese and pepperoni pizza last night.

    • sgunderson17

      sweet pepperoni pizza, bro

  • Sactowns#1

    Has the twatnado passed Pa?

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      click on Sort by Newest and behold what this blog has become.

      • Sactowns#1

        I’m torn between hiding in the basement till it passes or going outside and blasting at it with my shotgun. The latter will do nothing to make it stop but it will make me feel better.

        • Green

          You are so “Macho Man” and rude. I like it

        • thenichels

          “blasting at it with your shotgun”……Bukkake?

    • MB30SD

      So so brutal. Smfh

  • MB30SD

    GP, check uncrate… a real tfuckingrex skeleton. Dude, I want that thing in my foyer… now all I need is a foyer.

    • Sactowns#1

      So I made the monumental mistake of going out to the Flea Market last weekend, not to browse and buy useless things, but rather to go and sell my own worthless objects. (Actually I had some really nice, brand new stuff to sell, which is probably why I didn’t sell anything other than the globe bar). Anyways, as I was walking around in the 104 heat I notice there was a guy out there selling garden sculptures and two of them were these http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=137

      If I had a large yard I would totally get them.

      • MB30SD

        Sounds like a splendid weekend.

        Yeah, I want the real thing, now all I need is enough fuck you money to buy a fucking dinosaur skeleton for $3m.

        • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

          fuck you. that is money right there.

  • SC Dave

    Jeff,

    Does disqus support a feature where you can hide all posts by certain users? If so, please enable it so the regs can get on with having a blog worth reading.

  • thenichels

    Ryan Pace helped turn the Super Bowl winning Saints into the Detroit Lions.

  • ThatBearzGuy

    Is it safe?

  • Huge Bear’s Penis
    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      oh crap, with all the enthralling post made this morning- am i allowed to post something about football?

      • Sactowns#1

        lol. Yes good sir, you may. The “I was just hanging at the park by myself when someone randomly shot me” story suuuuuuucks. Dude you gotta come up with something better than that. Tell people a Korean gang tried to jump you, you wrestled the piece away from one of them and in the scuffle you were shot. Anything would be a better story.

        • willbest

          Was he in Chicago for the weekend? I might believe that story if he was hanging out in Englewood.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            he was in Dallas. If I were him I would have blamed it on Manziel. In a drunken rage after beating on some girl, Manziel pulled out his gun and started twirling it around and shooting at empty bottles of booze. Talib tried to intercept the bullet.

          • MB30SD

            So he’s actually a hero!

          • MB30SD

            It’s not all good in Englewood?

    • Sactowns#1

      Yup. Sounds like he shot himself in the butt.

      “Citing the police report, Lopez said a bullet entered through the rear of Talib’s right thigh and exited out his right calf.”
      And I’m guessing that’s gonna slow him down at OTA’s

      • willbest

        I am by no means a forensic expert but the angle necessary for that entry/exit would seem to imply

        1) He had his gun in his hand and either fell or was knocked down on top of it, and the landing caused him to discharge the weapon.

        2) Somebody came up behind him and fired downward into his thigh, which would imply he wasn’t aware of that particular threat.

        I also don’t know how something enters your thigh and exits your calf without doing some reasonably decent damage to the tendons and ligaments in your knee.

        • Sactowns#1

          My guess is it was a graze. He pulled his gun out of the back of his waistband and it discharged. I imagine “upper thigh” is really more lower butt.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Thigh down through the calf

  • EvanHOFriguez

    So how is the Bears offense going to look this year? So many changes recently. Most notably Forte leaving. But also the loss of Bennett in addition to the loss of Marshall last year.

    2014, 305 rushing attempts from only 2 backs to tune of 1229. 136 targets for 865 yards. 441 total offensive plays for RBs with 2094, a 4.7 yard average.
    – Forte, 266 for 1038, with 130 targets for 808 yards
    – Carey, 39 for 191, with 6 targets for 57 yards

    2014, 466 attempts to non RBs with >10 receptions for 3163 yards, a 6.7 yard average.
    – Jeffery, 145 targets for 1133 yards
    – Bennett, 129 targets for 916 yards
    – Marshall, 105 targets for 721 yards
    – Wilson, 32 targets for 140 yards
    – Rosario, 22 targets for 116 yards
    – Morgan, 19 targets for 70 yards
    – Holmes, 14 targets for 67 yards
    The other side is the loss of Bennett in addition to the loss of Marshall last year.

    2015, 409 rushing attempts from top 3 backs to the tune of 1594. 103
    targets for 687 yards. 512 total offensive plays for RBs with 2281, a
    4.4 yard average.
    – Forte, 218 for 898, with 58 targets for 389 yards
    – Langford, 148 for 537, with 42 targets for 279 yards
    – Carey, 43 for 159, with 3 targets for 19 yards

    2015, 388 attempts to non RB receivers with >20 targets for 2911 yards, a 7.5 yard average.
    – Alshon, 93 targets for 807 yards
    – Wilson, 51 targets for 464 yards
    – Bennett, 80 targets for 439 yards
    – Miller, 46 targets for 439 yards
    – Mariani, 33 targets for 300 yards
    – Royal, 50 targets for 238 yards
    – Bellamy, 35 targets for 224 yards

    Some things do pop out though. Langford was given a healthy dose of reps, and has proven he can contribute to the passing game. In addition, Miller has had some success once fazed into the offense. Will they be able to hold their production, while handling the load Forte and Bennett once did? Last year after Alshon, all the other 6 pass catchers produced between ~225-450 yards. Teams didn’t really know where the ball was going. Will Cutler be looking strictly to White, Jeffery and Miller? If he can continue to find the open man over force feeding the better WR’s, perhaps the offensive will come a bit easier.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    Sorry not football related but this is important.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-just-created-hybrid-human-170700840.html

    shit fuck crap, science is 2/3 of the way there. WHY!!!!!!

    • willbest

      On one of my trips down the internet rabbit hole a couple years back I read a theory about Humans not being evolved from apes, but as a cross breed between some type of ancient pig and monkey.

      • MB30SD

        That seems very likely for the data trolls

        • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

          you can’t handle the truth

      • Sactowns#1

        That would explain my love of truffles and my generally boorish behavior.

  • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

    Fuck Pox and his asswipe strategies

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      brilliant insight.

      • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

        i am very very smart and i rock my facial hair

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          congrats on the facial hair. it is something to be proud of.

          • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

            it seperates a clone like me from a cunt like you

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            how sweet. i am so glad group homes let the mentally challenged use the internet.

          • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

            i guess you are a giant dick. love that money cock shot

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            you are so observant. you get a gold star today.

          • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

            do I? does your wife know that is your avatar? she might get a laugh

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            don’t do it man, look at how quickly the responses come to your posts, they fucking sit there and thrive off of the attention. Just don’t respond.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            sorry I had 15 minutes to kill earlier, and wanted to know what it was like to talk to a 35 year old mentally handicapped person with tourette’s

          • Sactowns#1

            Damn you! It would figure that grandpa is a Jim Rome fan. That guy is the black hole of douches, sucking other douches into his gravitational pull.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            naw, that MI Bears fan is a dork but that other version was a fake account started by one of the Packer dorks. Lot’s of fake accounts and even the real ones are so bad they seem fake. Just don’t respond at all. They fucking LIVE for it and respond within seconds. The sad internet troll existence like the dormant zombie awakening at the smell of human or sound.

          • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

            jericho me bro

          • EvanHOFriguez

            Wow…..

  • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

    I had a sauce, cheese and pepperoni pizza last night.

  • burntorangenavyblue

    What the heck happened around here?

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      6/6/16

      • burntorangenavyblue

        Ah the infamous 666 esque date/numbers. Satan must perhaps be dead to see people trolling a sports blog in such sheer force

      • Scharfinator

        The Bears Blog logo was never more appropriate… “Enter at Your Own Risk”.

    • MB30SD

      Fucking brutal maings

    • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

      i got spanked by some dumb dude

  • MB30SD

    GP… I think I’ve just found lori’s roommate’s mcloreen: http://uncrate.com/stuff/mclaren-mso-carbon-series-lt/

    Fuck that thing is vicious and sexy maings.

    • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

      nobody wants to see what you got to post

      • MB30SD

        Hahahaha

        • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

          you funny?

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          MB don’t, look how fast he responded. He’s just waiting…hoping…yearning for a response.

          • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

            jericho me bro
            you got all the funny storys

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Gunmetal grey F12?

      http://uncrate.com/stuff/novitec-rosso-ferrari-f12-n-largo-s/

      Supposedly, there was a mandate from Maranello never to have a Ferrari with a wing – and this body kit breaks that cardinal rule at Ferrari, but damn if the wing doesn’t work.

      • MB30SD

        Beautiful

  • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

    the guy who writes this blog seems more interested in soccer than football

    in the jungle nobody admits to liking soccer

  • EvanHOFriguez

    I see a reply down below, but I’ll bring it to the top. Regardless of salary cap going up, I disagree that Alshon is going to get 16.5 a year unless he either puts up CJ stats, or gets a small length contract. And remember how stupid the LOLions are to pay even CJ that. First off, what are the heights that Alshon has reached: 1,425 yards and 10 TD’s, hauling in 59% of his targets in the past 3 years. With the 10 TD’s coming when Marshall was across from him, but only 7 last year(pro-rated). Perhaps Kevin does that for him this year instead. Twice he has been on a 1425 pace. But where are the TD’s? 7, 10 and 7, with Marshall across from him two of the years. Guys who get multi year contracts for that kind of money will have to put up the TD’s. For the past 10 years, the guys with the highest contracts put up yards and TD’s, if not, they are considered absolute physical specimens!

    Andre Johnson, hit 1500 yards repeatedly, never got 10 TD, but is a beast, also had no QB.
    CJ, Best physical specimen to probably ever play, got yards and TD’s half the time playing with Man Cans and nobodys.
    Fitz, Yards and TD’s half the time.

    Alshon doesn’t fit what they were doing yet, and its even more of a passing league now.

    AJ Green, 5 years, 3 at 1300+, 2 at 1000+, 10 TD’s 3 times
    Julio, Fuk ton of yards, but without TD’s, but considered physical specimen
    Dez, 3 years of 1200+ and 12 > 13 > 16 TD’s….not counting QB less season in 2015
    D Thomas, 4 years of 1300+, with 3 of 4 over 10 TD’s, failing only in mannings last season
    These 4 will hold the top spots, and Alshon is not really competing with those numbers yet.

    Jordy, 3 seasons over 1250, and TDs of 13 and 15
    Brown, Fuk ton of yards, and TD’s of 8 > 13 > 10
    B Marshall, ~1200 yards every season, and 10+ often

    This is the kind of group Alshon falls into now. That is why he doesn’t have a contract, because its worth it to over pay him for a year to see if he will finally show the Bears what they want. Green makes $15M, he has done it by himself, and shown every year he can do it. CJ is the last to make this kind of money. Julio Dez and Thomas have shown it also, and they are only in the $14M range. Jordy, Brown, Marshall all < $10M. As the cap goes up, WR salaries won't get any more outrageous, other positions will. WRs have gotten about what they will. He's smart to try and cash in, but the Bears will find better use of their money if he demands that $16.5M. You are better off to just draft a 2nd round WR every single year than pay that kind of money to a non generational WR….hell you may even have that in Kevin White anyways.

  • AlbertInTucson

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog

    “Huge fan of Klinsmann hire but impossible to argue program has progressed under him. If USMNT loses tonight, can’t see him sticking around.”

    Can you say “Underachieved” soccer fans?

    • Brotastic MI Bear Fan

      kimbo slice died

      • AlbertInTucson

        It’s reported he had been told he needed a heart transplant.

        • MB30SD

          Don’t feed the troll al!!

  • burntorangenavyblue

    LMAO

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/07/news/nfl-roger-goodell-dead-hack-twitter/index.html

    NFL Twitter account was hacked stating Goodell passed away.

    NFL still has not regained control of their account.

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      I know how they feel.

      I feel like the blog needs a rape kit. Maybe go get swabbed or something.

      • burntorangenavyblue

        Does it have whistles too?

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Hey Al,

    Tiger bailed again, doubtful he will play a major in 16. I doubt he’ll play again period.

    http://www.golfchannel.com/news/rex-hoggard/tiger-listening-his-body-season-races/

    • AlbertInTucson

      Once again, Tiger announcing he will NOT play is no longer news.

      His back is shot.

      He’s done a major force on the PGA Tour.

      He may be done, period.

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    This is pretty funny
    https://youtu.be/u4M0NWlXsuw?t=347

    I wish the Chicago one was online

    Jimmy the Beef! Jimmy the Beef!

    Waffle: your new name is Jimmy the Beef.

  • Pricillacbenny2

    “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!tl152ur

    two days ago grey McLaren. P1 I bought after earning 18,512 Dollars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k Dollars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over hourly. 87 Dollars…Learn. More right Here !tl152u:➽:➽:.➽.➽.➽.➽ http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsLightGetPay$98Hour…. .★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★::::::!tl152o….,…

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      damn how many roomates does Lori have.

  • AlbertInTucson

    That THUD you heard was the White Sox slamming back to the .500 mark in full reverse.

    “Robin Ventura, your plane is boarding.”

  • RenoBear

    Holy crap.. I’ve been M.I.A for a week or so, come back, and WHAT… The … FUCK is going on with the space wasting trolls? Ugh fuckers go do something else.. You fuckers are a microcosm of what too much of America has become. Petty, ignorant tools who just exist to ruin stuff for other people to satisfy your own lame, uninspiring existence. Grow yourself as a human and don’t sit at a keyboard looking to throw 3rd grade insults at fans or your (?!?!?) or another team. Get a life dudes… Seriously

    • beninnorcal

      Not sure what happenned either, but it’s been going on a few days around here. Bunch of internet warriors.

  • RenoBear

    Hey MB, looks like MI Bears fan has a little crush on you.

    • MB30SD

      Fucking brutal my man. Smfh.

      • beninnorcal

        Yeah, watch out for him, MB, he seems like a real internet bad-ass.

        • MB30SD

          I’m so escared.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Jefe’s best yet …

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    Now finish it.
    7h

  • Kimberly Quintanilla

    “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!tl738ur

    two days ago grey McLaren. P1 I bought after earning 18,512 Dollars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k Dollars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over hourly. 87 Dollars…Learn. More right Here !tl738u:➽:➽:.➽.➽.➽.➽ http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsCentreGetPay$98Hour…. .★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★::::::!tl738o….,.

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