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Putting My Thoughts on the Trade of Martellus Bennett in One Place

| March 18th, 2016

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter is not the avenue for nuance. Hopefully DBB can be. My thoughts on Martellus Bennett’s trade to New England:

  • I completely understand the trade from the front office perspective. Ryan Pace is a young GM in a high-pressure gig and he’s not going to employ anyone he views as not having bought into his program.
  • Nobody begrudges Bennett wanting more money as he’s one of the best tight ends in the league. But when his lack of commitment on the field was perceived as linked to financial demands, his hour glass flipped.
  • Hard to criticize a player for not trying hard but I’ve done so with Bennett multiple times this season. It was also very clear from watching the games that Jay Cutler didn’t believe Bennett fought hard enough for balls thrown in his direction.
  • The phrase “buy in” puts everything on Bennett. But did the Bears try and sell him? Did Pace ever sit Bennett down and explain how he can thrive in this system, with this quarterback? It was in the best interest of both parties to make this work.

  • Did Martellus make every play? Of course not. But he sure as hell made a lot of them.
  • There is no addition by subtraction here. The Bears now have a gaping hole at the tight end position that will look cavernous if Zach Miller suffers the kind of injuries that have plagued his career.
  • Ryan Pace traded Brandon Marshall. We all know why. Marshall had a brilliant 2015 season. Bears had no receivers all year long. Now Pace has given away Matt Forte and Bennett. Might the Bears replace that production? That’s certainly Pace’s plan. But the Bears now enter 2016 with questions marks at running back and tight end. They didn’t have to.
  • Darrelle Revis has been a financial malcontent for years. Randy Moss and Corey Dillon were considered borderline unemployable. Aaron Hernandez is a serial killer. So Bill Belichick watched Bennett’s tape and had no problem bringing him into the most successful football program of the modern era? Rarely do all 53 men subscribe to the organization’s philosophy. The Pats have mastered the ability of sliding a few bad seeds into the dirt of their air tight flower pot.
  • Are the Bears better in 2016 with $5M in cap space and another fourth round pick? Maybe they will be come May. Right now they are not.

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  • Scharfinator
    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      That’s awesome. Does Oregon know someone stole their cast-off jerseys?

  • Frank Schoenburg

    How many of Cutler’s Interceptions were b/c Bennett was in the wrong spot? The one against Arizona when Cutler tore his hamstring sticks out. Amazing Cutler only missed a game in a half with a torn hammy.

  • Irish Sweetness

    We have question marks at running back? We don’t have a banger, that’s true, but we have 4 good backs there. Perry is our biggest guy at 6’1 210. Matt wasn’t a banger anyway. We have 4 TEs on the roster and 9 picks in the draft. Last time I checked, tight ends are not generally great blockers and there is no law requiring a TE to catch footballs and score points. We have the arguably the best receiver from last year’s draft, as well as Alshon, and FA is not yet finished. Our OL has improved, it may improve more if we draft an OT. The defense may be stopping people more often than they did last year, the Offense should be on the field more, the arrow is pointed up.

    • Frank Schoenburg

      The CJ Anderson offer was baffling to me too. I’m glad we didn’t sign him.

    • DaBearsBlog

      I think Langford can be great. But he hasn’t done it yet. Until he does he’s a question mark.

      • Irish Sweetness

        He ran 6 TDs in Jeff. That was 2 more than Matt. He was also a rookie.

        • SC Dave

          You continue to harp on that as if it makes Langford better. It doesn’t

          • Johnnywad

            It is a valuable measuring stick though

    • CanadaBear

      You are the only one arguing KW is the best WR in last year’s draft.

      • Frank Schoenburg

        Last year many people were arguing that KW was the best. We’ll see.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          He has no stat line in 2015, so how can you argue he was the best guy out of the draft?

          • Frank Schoenburg

            We’ll see.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            No shit.

          • willbest

            We hope we will see.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Going INTO the draft he was widely considered the best receiver. Jesus, it’s like you guys want him to fail.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Not hardly.

          • CanadaBear

            Of course we don’t. I can’t speak for MBP but you diss AJ all the time and pump up KW who hasn’t even been on the field. I find it mind blowing. Anywho, none of this is personal, you know that.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Ditto.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I don’t watch amateur sports. Mike Mayock thought he was the best. I’ll go with him.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      As much as I think KW will be a big contributor this year, we simply don’t know. As of right now, there’s no objective evidence of what he will be.

      • Irish Sweetness

        If you are one of two guys considered to be the best receivers in a draft class …. well that didn’t just drop out of heaven. How did Amari Cooper look?

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Not too bad.
          Pro Bowl as a rookie, first rookie WR in Oakland to hit 1000 receiving yards. 6 receiving TDs.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I don’t think I saw him catch a pass, didn’t hear much about him.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Well, he caught 72 of them.

          • Irish Sweetness

            So if KW gets say 60 passes, 6 TDs and a 1000 yards, we’ll be sweet.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I’d be happy with that. My point was that we don’t know whether he’ll be better or worse than Cooper. That’s not a low bar to jump, so it’s a stretch at best to say he’s the best receiver from that class, considering Cooper put up 1k receiving and KW never saw the field.
            Hopefully, he’s a beast.

          • That Guy

            Rookies don’t generally get 1000 yards. And 1000 yards off of 60 catches is also pretty optimistic.

            I think a realistic goal for White is 800 yards and 8 TDs. I’m assuming he’ll get some red zone love given his size.

          • willbest

            He lit up a bunch of teams except the Bears. By mid season we were all wondering how the hell the Bears contained him when much better defenses were having fits with him.

      • Scharfinator

        Yeah, this blog is putting a lot of eggs in the KW basket.

        And AJ, really. Is he going to take better care of himself or continue to get dinged up?

        • Sactowns#1

          Yup. We need another WR and TE in a major way.

        • Johnnywad

          Rookie receivers have faired well of late. Especially so with receivers of KW’s pedigree. I don’t think its unreasonable to assume he’ll contribute at a high level.

          • Scharfinator

            I do – but only a bit. I think assuming on its own is the wrong foot so to speak. Sure he was good, but he also had leg surgery his rookie year. He’s never taken an NFL snap. He’s really an unknown.

            That being said, I *hope* he is the second coming of Jerry Rice!

    • BillW

      I’d worry if the RB position was as important as it was decades ago. Sadly (to me at least) it simply isn’t.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Does performance matter? Of course. But did John Fox want to listen to MB bitch all season, and potentially hold out and cause a distraction? No. He clearly had to be on board with moving Bennett. And Bennett cried and moaned about how much he was getting the ball when he was the #1 option, so how was he gonna react this year when AJ and White are both healthy and Miller proved to be more efficient last year?
    Not well.
    Unlike Trestman, Fox is going to control that locker room. That’s why Bennett had to go.
    Forte is tougher, but it’s so rare for a back to remain productive post-30 that it was the right call. We’ll see.

  • The GP Experiment

    Air Tight Flower pot?

    • Irish Sweetness

      They supported LSD at their Chicago shows.

  • The GP Experiment
    • Irish Sweetness

      M ……M ….Mom?

    • Doc Nitty

      Why can’t he get into da blog? He keeps saying he can’t but I’ve not had a problem. I’m guessing you were joking about being locked out?

      • The GP Experiment

        Like I said, the Chargers have firewalled the city. All non-Charger sites get directed back to theirs. They are holding the city hostage.

      • BillW

        I had trouble for a while because I was linked to an email I had forgotten about.

        I can see him not wanting to give up his ID and start over with a new one. He’s been here for a very long time and is probably (rightfully) proud of his post count and his upvote count.

  • The GP Experiment

    BTW, this whole post is classic Jeff. Lament losing BM, Bennett and Forte.

    Because, you know, there has never been a Bear that Jeff did not advocate keeping longer than was prudent.

    He uses BM and his season with the Jets as an example. As if BM would have put forth one ounce of that effort for Jay. He hates Jay.

    And what of the fact that Urlacher never even got a workout, his agent’s grandstadning about the Vikings not withstanding. And Kreutz? He really tore it up for the Saints, huh?

    Same thing with Forte. Jets are already posturing like Forte may not even be the starter. He’s a situational 3rd down back for them.

    Go watch the games again. After Bennett got his ribs bruised up, he was no longer the same player. He finished last season with a TON of dropped balls. Catchable passes. His blocking became a joke.

    It’s one thing to call the Pats an air tight flower pot. It should be followed by the acknowledgement that Bellicheat gives two shits about any player except for Testy Tom the Trump Chump. Anyone else can go hang. Not holding onto malcontents is a Pats staple, and it works pretty well when you keep the pipeline fresh.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Excellent point – the Pats are the Pats for two reasons.
      One, they plucked Brady out of obscurity, and the guy turns into a HOFer.
      Two, they are the least sentimental front office in the league by a wide margin.

      • The GP Experiment

        I think that chick I posted below has spent some time as an air tight flower pot.

      • CanadaBear

        This is a great op for Black Uni. Just shut up (kinda, sorta), play nice and ball out. He has a chance for a ring + a big payday at the end of the season.

      • DaMurph

        They get arguably one of the best QBs to ever play the game, in a late round. Hes as durable as a QB can be. He wants to play forever! You cant begin to even wish for shit like this. When he retires they will never be the same, competitive probably, great? probably not.

        • BC in Tampa

          They did go 11-5 in the 1 season he missed, BB is just a flat out good coach.

          • Johnnywad

            Factoring in cheating if course

        • burntorangenavyblue

          I cannot imagine the media clusterfuck when Brady retires. It’s gonna be worse than with Favre.

  • That Guy

    What Jeff said is about right. There’s a lot that goes into a trade like this that doesn’t usually get made public until people start retiring (and even then there are multiple versions of the same story). Fox could have spent weeks with Bennett trying to get him to buy in. Fox could have told Bennett to take a hike the first time he whiffed on a block.

    I posted, in detail, on the last thread the kind of additional production we’re trying to get from our skills positions group. Even with optimistic projections, we need more talent on offense. Its not a knock on the guys we’ve got starting, we just need more of them.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I’m surprised we haven’t made a move on any WRs. There’s a few out there.

      • BillW

        They still have the room to get one cheap. As you say, they should get one. I suspect they will.

      • BC in Tampa

        Could just be waiting for prices to fall.

      • Johnnywad

        We may well have the best trio in the league if/when healthy. Not sure WR is a problem we need to address.

  • Bender McLugh

    Friday! This pic series is great (fairly safe for work):
    https://weather.com/travel/news/spring-break-through-the-decades

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Tray Walker, a cornerback for the Ravens, is in critical condition after a motorcycle accident last night.
    Not racing, not drunk, but no helmet either.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      On a dirtbike with knobbies – on a street – in the dark – in dark clothes – with no headlights.
      Jeeeeebus.

  • BillW

    The most important thing Jeff says in this post:

    “Twitter is not the avenue for nuance”

    I’m glad he finally sees that. Sometimes what you have to say takes a lot more than 140 characters. If it’s worth listening to, at least.

    • BillW

      Of course, my main point is less than 140 characters.

      There is an “I” in irony.

      I’m writing twitter-crap. Please make it stop!

      • Bender McLugh

        lol contagious!

  • BillW

    And now a comment – I seriously think Pace/Fox are building toward being SB contenders in 2017. While much stranger things have happened, I don’t think they see themselves as more than playoff contenders this year. That said, they realize, as we should, that Bennett, Forte, and Shea were not going to a big part of 2017.

    So the decisions may have gone like this:

    “We may need an RB in 2017; if we play Matt, it takes away from seeing what we have in Langford.”

    “Bennett might produce this year since it’s his contract year, but will be seriously wanting to sign him in 2017? Likely not – so let’s roll with Miller and again see what we have.”

    “Shea? Are you kidding? Have you seen that video the guys on DBB keep posting?”

    • willbest

      They are not appreciably worse on offense with the loss of Matt and Marty. They had to make do with multiple games without either last year and the only person they genuinely missed was AJ because they would have beat Denver if he was healthy enough to play.

      They will be better in 2015 on offense just by getting KW and Royal on the field, and with the massive upgrade in RG and the hopeful improvement in year 2 from their center.

      Meanwhile the $9 million they are not paying Forte and Bennett can shore up the defense.

      • Johnnywad

        Let’s just hope that KW and Royal actually stay moderately healthy.

  • The GP Experiment

    Proposed Rule Changes

    1. By Competition Committee; Permanently moves the line of scrimmage for Try kicks to the defensive team’s 15-yard line, and allows the defense to return any missed Try.

    2. By Competition Committee; Permits the offensive and defensive play callers on the coaching staffs to use the coach-to-player communication system regardless of whether they are on the field or in the coaches’ booth.

    3. By Competition Committee; Makes all chop blocks illegal.

    4. By Competition Committee; Disqualifies a player who is penalized twice in one game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.

    5. By Competition Committee; Changes the spot of the next snap after a touchback resulting from a free kick to the 25-yard line.

    6. By Baltimore; to amend Rule 5, Sections 3, Articles 1 and 2 (Changes in Position) to require players to wear jersey vests with numbers appropriate for their positions.

    7. By Baltimore; to amend Rule 15, Section 2, Articles 1, 4, and 5 (Instant Replay) to provide each team with three challenges and expand reviewable plays.

    8. By Buffalo; to amend Rule 15, Section 2, Articles 1, 4, and 5 (Instant Replay) to permit a coach to challenge any official’s decision except scoring plays and turnovers.

    9. By Carolina; to amend Rule 8, Section 2, Article 1 (Intentional Grounding) to expand the definition of intentional grounding.

    10. By Kansas City; to amend Rule 14, Section 2, Article 1 (Half-distance Penalty) to add penalty yards to the distance needed to gain a First Down.

    11. By Kansas City; to amend Rule 8, Section 1, Article 2 (Legal Forward Pass) to prohibit quarterbacks from falling to the ground, getting up, and throwing a forward pass.

    12. By Minnesota; to amend Rule 15, Section 2, Article 1 (Coaches’ Challenge) to eliminate the requirement that a team be successful on each of its first two Instant Replay challenges in order to be awarded a third challenge.

    13. By Washington; to amend Rule 16, Section 1, Articles 1, 4, 6 and 7 (Overtime procedures) to eliminate overtime periods in preseason games.

    14. By Washington; to amend Rule 15, Section 2, Article 4 (Reviewable Plays) to subject personal foul penalties to Instant Replay review.

    15. By Washington; to amend Rule 15, Section 2, Article 1 (Coaches’ Challenge) to eliminate the requirement that a team be successful on each of its first two Instant Replay challenges in order to be awarded a third challenge.

    16. By Competition Committee; Expands the horse collar rule to include when a defender grabs the jersey at the name plate or above and pulls a runner toward the ground.

    17. By Competition Committee; Makes it a foul for delay of game when a team attempts to call a timeout when it is not permitted to do so.

    18. By Competition Committee; Eliminates the five-yard penalty for an eligible receiver illegally touching a forward pass after being out of bounds and re-establishing himself inbounds, and makes it a loss of down.

    19. By Competition Committee; Establish a five-yard penalty for an eligible receiver illegally touching himself in a masturbatory or lewd way while in the vicinity of the stadium or on the field.

    20. By Competition Committee; Eliminates multiple spots of enforcement for a double foul after a change of possession.

    • willbest

      25 yard touchbacks would help the bears since Robbie can’t kick those anyway. But its utterly stupid because they just moved the kickoff forward in order to increase the number of touchbacks.

    • DaMurph

      I hate the horse collar rule to start with, now they want to make it even more subjective.

    • BillW

      10. By Kansas City; to amend Rule 14, Section 2, Article 1 (Half-distance Penalty) to add penalty yards to the distance needed to gain a First Down.

      WAY overdue. But won’t pass. And still no answer to the situation when the defense is backed up and can go offsides without much a of a penalty.

      • willbest

        They would need to paint the 5 yard link in the chain a different color so they could easily move the first down marker forward 5 yards forward. To much effort.

        If it weren’t for the unofficial rule where Aaron Rodgers and a few other QBs get 7 downs inside the 10 yard line to score, I would be okay
        1) Personal fouls inside the 5 automatic touchdown
        2) Any foul that moves the ball across the goal line places the ball at the 1
        3) If the ball is at or inside the 1, any defensive foul results in a TD.

        But since they don’t want to address blatant QB favoritism I don’t know what the solution is.

      • Jokey

        I’m too hungover to understand this rule change. Can someone give me an example? If a D commits a penalty on their own 8, the ball gets moved to the 4, are they saying if the line to gain was say the 5, then they’ll move it to the 2.5 and replay the down, instead of giving the O a first and goal from the 4?

        • BillW

          The intent is (I think) to penalize an offense backed up at their goal line. Let’s say they are on their 5 and there is a holding call (outside of the end zone). It’s smart play by the OL to avoid a QB sack because it’s just a 2.5 yard penalty AND they get the down over.

          Let’s say it was first and 10. Under the new rule, it will now be first and 20 – with the ten yard penalty added to the line to gain rather than subtract from field position.

          It makes sense. But there still is a loophole on the other side of the ball.

          Let’s say an offence has 1st and goal from the 1 inch line. A smart defense will try to draw the offense offsides – knowing that if the penalty is called on them for encroachment, it only costs them a couple blades of grass in field position. I don’t know how you fix that short of giving the offense an extra down somehow. (Zero and Goal, where you get five downs instead of 4?)

    • Shady

      19. By Competition Committee; Establish a five-yard penalty for an eligible receiver illegally touching himself in a masturbatory or lewd way while in the vicinity of the stadium or on the field.

      Just 5 yards? Not bad considering this type of thing will usually land you in jail.

  • BillW

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/03/18/brian-orakpo-jahleel-addae-would-have-been-ejected-under-new-rule/

    The two players that would have been ejected last season.

    Not that I care – but it again reminds me of one of my favorite commercials – based on awkwardness. The Geico caveman one where he says “you’re All-Pro Linebacker Brian Orakpo”. Because of course nobody outside of his team’s fans had any idea who this “famous” person was.

    • The GP Experiment

      And then Orkapo would proceed to be a giant cunt to the caveman. It was a weird ad series.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Darron Lee.
    That is all.

    • The GP Experiment

      A 200 pound Buckeye Linebacker in a 4-3 scheme. And?

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Move him back to his original position – Safety. And unless he chops a leg off, he doesn’t weigh 200.
        That would also have a net negative impact on his blistering fast 40 time.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Draft a guy in the first round and then make him play another position?
          I’m curious. Why would you not draft an actual safety instead?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Yeah, because that never works out.
            Exhibit A – Brian Urlacher.
            Exhibit B – he played Safety at OSU until he added 20 lbs to play OLB
            Exhibit C – the true freak athletes in the NFL now are the hybrid Jack/Rover guys…Jack is going to be the same guy. He will not play a pure LB spot. They’ll line both of these guys up in the slot, put them single-high safety, blitz them off the edge, all of it.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            Myles Jack makes me warm and tingly in my netherpants but then I know the Cowboys will just dump cold water on me.

          • Irish Sweetness

            We drafted Urlacher as a LB though, when he was a LB. I agree we need a bigger kind of safety to pay single-high. We should just have signed Iloka and be done with it. We do need a big safety.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Lach played a hybrid safety/LB position in college.

    • DaMurph

      Would make a good safety, not sure of linebacker. Hes a player though!

  • MB30SD

    I’m back bitches. Fucking technology. Smh

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      That damn internet.

      • MB30SD

        Fucking innerness

        • Sactowns#1

          It’s really just a series of tubes.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Must’ve been the remark about Jeff’s cat last week.

      • MB30SD

        I was thinking the same.

        Cats suck (double down baby!)

        • The GP Experiment

          Cats do suck

          • BC in Tampa

            My new rottweiler nearly tore ours in half last night.

          • The GP Experiment

            Is it Gator bait now?

          • Irish Sweetness

            At least they don’t eat warm shit.

          • MB30SD

            They’re gross

        • tobijohn

          Hey! Hey! Hey! And before you ask, I’m up to 97 (electric guitars, cats holding steady at 9)…

          • MB30SD

            Tj!!!!!!!!

            My god man, that’s waaaay too many of both!

          • tobijohn

            As Bruce Springsteen used to say as he started his third or fourth encore “Somebody stop me before I hurt myself”…

          • CanadaBear

            You’re not fudging the numbers are ya TJ?

          • tobijohn

            I wish I was…

          • CanadaBear

            Man, that’s a lot of guitars (guess who loves cats). Are you going to become a Luthier? I’m actually serious about that.

            I was watching the Stones movie where they are doing Champagne and Reefer with Buddy Guy. I loved it at the end when Keith gives his guitar to Buddy. The look on Buddy’s face is priceless. A little confused and then grinning from ear to ear. It’s not like Buddy can’t afford the guitar (he’s the top draw in the Blues now that B.B. has passed), you can tell how much the gesture meant to him. I’ve spent a couple hours with Buddy over the years (from promoting shows) and he truly is a nice person (not to mention a killer on guitar).

          • tobijohn

            No plans to become a luthier, just a case of too much ain’t enough. We won’t talk about amps either. never saw the movie but a cool story, I know a few people who know Buddy and have said the same thing about him…

          • CanadaBear

            If you like the Stones at all the movie is great. If not, better wait for the guest appearances.

            Are you mostly into vintage amps or are you all over the place?

          • tobijohn

            Nothing vintage but mostly tube amps (Marshall, Vox, Laney, Orange, etc)…

  • MB30SD

    What did I miss?

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      We’re drafting Darron Lee.
      KW is the next Randy Moss.
      Bennett should’ve noticed what happened to BM.
      Trump is still bananas.
      Carson Wentz will not be there for us to pick up at #11 but we had to discuss whether it was an insane idea or not anyway.
      And the rules committee is busy discussing some good, but mostly ineffective and minor changes this year.

      • MB30SD

        Thanks rabbit… Perfect.

        I badly wanted to log on to say, fuck you Bennett you lazy douche. Good…riddance fucking punk.

        So now we have like 20 picks! Pace better work some trade magic baby!

    • Trac

      I was starting to wonder if your new gf had banned you from the blog. Hee hee.

      • MB30SD

        Nevah!!!! (Again….hee hee)

    • The GP Experiment

      We thought you became a Chargers fan.

  • The GP Experiment

    Tee hee

    Bellicheat is a genius for taking Bennett. But sign Shea? What is he, fucking high?

    The blowback has started:

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/03/18/patriots-martellus-bennett-shea-mcclellin/

    • Sactowns#1

      Lets hope this year we select someone in the first round who has an actual impact.

      • That Guy

        Let’s hope we did last year too.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          I saw a video with Kevin White. He looks like he was constructed in a lab…in the future. 6’3 220

          • MB30SD

            From parts of other super people?

          • burntorangenavyblue

            Well they forgot to use a working leg/foot part though

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            they got cheap and used Chinese Steel. In the future Asia is simply called China.

          • Trac

            I know a dude that owns a BBQ Grill factory/sweatshop in China. He and his business Partner annually net 20 mil. each, that’s take home. “Made in China” kinda has a ring to it now that I think about it. Uh huh.

            There’s your slave trade Jeff.

    • MB30SD

      I was like… what in THEE fuck?!?!?! 3 years?!?!?! Oops??? (Only one play shae)

  • The GP Experiment

    If the House of Sadness steps up to take Wentz, it could mean Hargreaves drops to us.

    http://walterfootball.com/draft2016.php

    • Sactowns#1

      Not even the #1 DB in the draft. Pass.

      • The GP Experiment

        Kid has some Charles Woodson in him.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse


          Gimme this kid instead.

          • The GP Experiment

            He’s probably the overall #1 pick.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            I watched Ramsey and Hargreaves tapes. holy shitballs. I wouldn’t be mad with either. I think Ramsey goes top 5 though.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Jalen Ramsey? 6’1, 209 according to CBS ….

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            MegaQuon?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Nearly 2 inches taller than Fuller, 20 lbs heavier, arms are half a foot longer, and runs a 40 nearly a tenth of a second faster.
            There’s a reason he’s going to be a top of the 1st round pick.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            baller

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Oh, I know, but if he’s there, he’s an auto-pick. Don’t even let the clock run down.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            I was going to make an auto pick comment like how fast the Patriots jumped on Chandler Jones after the Bears and Titans passed on him.
            Instead I accidentally checked the 2011 NFL draft and was reminded that we picked Gabe Carimi and the next pick was Mo Wilkerson.

          • MB30SD

            #winning

  • The GP Experiment

    Ravens lose a top corner due to dirt biking at night. With no helmet. While wearing dark clothes. So basically, stupidity.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-ravens-cornerback-tray-walker-is-in-critical-condition-20160317-story.html

    • Sactowns#1

      Dudes what, 22? I’m sure most of us did much dumber things at that age. Hope he pulls through.

      • MB30SD

        Nope, but yes, I hope he does too

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    Ok, GP got me thinking about the draft after watching the Ramsey and Hargreaves videos. Here is a list of candidates to be your next Chicago Bear:
    A’Shawn Robinson DE 6’4 273 NT or most likely DE in a 3-4 Defense
    DeForest Buckner DL 6-7 291 long and strong and can bat down passes
    Ronnie Stanley OT if teams fuck up and grab one of these QB’s or a RB we could see the best OL at 11
    Myles Jack LB/S/whatever – instinctively considered one the best football players in the draft
    Joey Bosa DE – sounds like the spoiled kid/coaches son that happens to unfortunately be awesome
    Keanu Neal S – the best safety in the draft. Do we trade back with a team that needs a QB and snag a guy that can play SS and FS?

    • MB30SD

      Duuuuude. Keaaaanuuuuu

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        epic John Wick 2 weapons training

        • MB30SD

          Duuuuuuuude. No seriously, that looks insane. Loved the first one

          Also, I think I know that training place if it’s the one in sd. Planning on doing that same course soon.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            I just wish that more movies could put together a sick plot with sick action scenes like Michael Mann movies.
            Imagine shorter John Wick style action scenes in real movies with Oscar caliber acting. It would be epic.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Neal? He’s projected as a 6-7th round guy, so we will easily be able to snag him down in the draft.
      Don’t want Bosa – I think he’s hit his ceiling already.
      Buckner looks skinny, like Gaines Adams.
      I would trade up to get Ramsey, the more I look at that top 10.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Darron Lee. Darron Lee. Darron Lee.

        • Sactowns#1

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        And I know Buckner isn’t skinny, he just looks like it to me.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          haha, he’s freaking huge.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I know – he’s deceptively muscular.
            Like I have a fat voice (Shady?!?), Buckner has skinny bulk.

          • Irish Sweetness

            He’s the only guy there who looks tall enough to play DE. Don’t want to see us draft some 6’3 DE.

      • MB30SD

        Damn, you just called him gaines adams. thasssfuckedup

    • Irish Sweetness

      Draft a S in the first when we have Amos and Fortington-Smythe ?

      If we stand pat at 11, we might get Stanley, Buckner or Elliott. Like to see us trade down, but under no circumstances trade up.

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        If we pick a RB i’ll fucking vomit.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Elliot’s a good kid, man. We don’t need one … but he’s a good kid.
          How about Henry in the second, or trade own and grab him and a pass-rusher?

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            No doubt he’ll be a good one. I don’t know about Elliot or Henry. The NFL is a completely different game. They were awesome RB’s though.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Picture this.

            3rd and short. Defense knows a run is coming, or should be.

            Tayo comes in as an extra tackle beside Massie and Long. Cutty takes the snap and turns around. Unrein goes by him lowering his shoulder … and he hands off the ball to a 245lb running back that can run a 4.54.

            First down.

            Rinse and repeat.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            pretty sure you don’t need a 245lb running back in that situation. We should be able to have Gould run it in behind that mass.

          • MB30SD

            He’d miss

          • Big Mike

            Best comment today.

          • Big Mike

            Irish, I know you love this idea. But the physics of it say there is too much beef in your picture. First off the ball and coming out of your stance low, typically win those battles. For the FB to make a difference there has to be some separation at the LOS. Then the RB has to be able to fit in there somewhere. Granted the whole LOS could be re-established 2 yards deep, but it’s just not that necessary to have the big back, if you’ve got it taken care of up front.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            We could move the team to Canada. Problem solved!

        • Sactowns#1

          If we pick anything other than a Dlineman in the first I’ll vomit.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            haha, we can’t do it but there is an Ole Miss WR they call MegaQuon.

        • AlbertInTucson

          In light of the (apparent) FA success, defensively, I think I could live with a Ronnie Stanley pick in what appears to be a very defense-talent heavy draft.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Nice work Sox GM, Kenny Williams. Nothing Like having your Ace call you a liar…

    http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/chris-sale-white-sox-%E2%80%98got-bold-faced-lied-to%E2%80%99-adam-laroche-situation

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      @damurph:disqus what is up with your team, maing?

      • burntorangenavyblue

        Dumpsterfire.

        • MB30SD

          There’s no baseball in baseball bonb

      • DaMurph

        Dysfunctional. Ventura as manager should have handled this the whole way, but he sucks as a manager!

        • AlbertInTucson

          Ergo, this falls at the feet of Kenny Williams, who, inexplicably. retains Ventura despite no discernible improvement on Ventura’s watch.

          • Big Mike

            Emery/Trestman part 2

  • Irish Sweetness

    Bellifat is a strange dude. I get the risk-reward with Bennett putting him opposite Gronk (depending on what his salary is) .. but McClellin? What does he see?

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      I imagine the conversation went something like this.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I have to watch that movie again. What a cast.

  • The GP Experiment

    In the wake of Tray Walker, Harbaugh sends out this letter to all Raven players just now.

    It’s a uplifting, leader driven way to say “don’t be a fuck up”.

    An Open Letter to Our Team

    Men,

    Right now, this moment is an incredibly difficult time for our Team and our Family. One of our Brothers, Tray Walker, is fighting for his life. I know we are showering him, and covering he and his family, with Prayer and hope.

    That was the kind of phone call you never want get as a coach, as a parent, as a brother, as a friend. This shook me and all of us. Like some of you, I haven’t been able to rest since hearing the news late last night.

    As I focused about Tray this morning, some thoughts came to mind that I wanted to share. What would I say to my own son, if I had a son, in a situation like this? You guys are that important to me.

    This is what I would be saying to you in the team meeting room if we were together today: There is a lot going on out there and you are going to be involved in tough and difficult situations. You are making and will continue to make important choices pretty much every day. That’s okay. That’s our reality. It can even be very good to be put in different circumstances. To make it right, you are going to have to grow up fast. Probably faster than many of your friends and family.

    Please remember to…

    Lead in your home. Take care of Your Family and Yourself every single day. Think about who you are and where you are going, and what you stand for. Look after one another. Only then can you be your most effective on the job and in every area of your life.

    Please consider your actions and choices. There are always consequences. Choose who you allow to advise you. Consider the quality of the council you take. Put yourself in positions to succeed. Turn away from unnecessary and risky behavior. Take care of your physical well-being. Live a healthy lifestyle. Pursue those things that make you better. Rest well. Eat well. Laugh with those who you love and love you. Fulfill your obligations effectively.

    Be your own best friend. Do not be an enemy onto yourself. Turn away from trouble and harm. Walk away from foolish behavior. Ignore silly and unwise advice – You’ll know it when you see it.

    Get to know those people in your life who manage to walk free from the weight of self-created obstacles. Get close to those who have gone where you want to go, and have accomplished what you want to accomplish. Grow Spiritually. Think about what and who you want to become.

    I am asking you to consider what is at stake in your life. Consider what your thoughts, actions and choices mean to those around you. Live your life fully and with purpose. Have fun and share your happiness. Find Your Faith, and allow God to Grow Your Faith.

    Let’s look out for one another. Be a great brother and friend. Inquire. Listen. Ask. Investigate. Reach out. Be There. Take a Step. Go For It.

    Remember, We are Brothers in Arms. And, again, take care of each other.

    John

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      damn, pretty poignant.

    • MB30SD

      Kinda love that family. Winners

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        John seems a helluva lot more likeable than Jim at this point.

        • MB30SD

          Well, yes. but both winners

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Truth.

          • MB30SD

            When are you getting your ps4 again. ..this weekend right?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Persistent, maing, persistent. It’ll happen. What are you guys playing, Black Ops 3?

          • MB30SD

            Yah

            #jetpacks

          • The GP Experiment

            meh

          • MB30SD

            Siiiiigh

          • DaMurph

            Trying to drag Brownie into that black hole? Ha!!

          • MB30SD

            It’s all about unplugging the brain for a bit my maingses.

            It’s strangely like playing football for me in that regard… Zero thinking just reaction.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Moving swiftly along ….

        • DaMurph

          Ya think he penned all that shit himself? Im impressed if it all came from him.

          • MB30SD

            I do

          • Trac

            Gee Murph, that’s taking critical thinking to the limit. Perish the thought.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Was this an alcohol-related death?

      • CanadaBear

        No. Just horrible judgement.

  • burntorangenavyblue

    How’s everyone’s bracket looking? Hehe

    • MB30SD

      Basketball? Baaasketball??!
      …there’s no basketball in football!

      • burntorangenavyblue

        Well how about those baseball comments? Don’t see you throwing the flag on that, psshh

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Trump! Trumpity Trump Trump!

        • MB30SD

          Fuck baseball too.

          Garbage… unless you’re at the game with a big group on a warm sunny day… and you’re drinking. .. and you end up taking the hottest chick in the group home.

          Then, yes… baseball.

          • burntorangenavyblue

            If you’re drinking, is your judgement sound enough to KNOW that you are bringing the hottest girl home?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I have faith in MB’s judgement.

          • The GP Experiment

            He would never be accused of having Bear Goggles On.

            Oooooooooohhhh!!!!! Feel the Burn!!!!!!! Blog slam.

          • DaMurph

            OH BOY, me too!

          • MB30SD

            Why thank you gents. 7+s only!

          • MB30SD

            Usually. My judgment is reasonably iron clad

          • CanadaBear

            I hope this isn’t you (actually I know it isn’t) I just wanted to post this song. Country but hilarious.

          • BillW

            What’s the difference between a dog and a fox?

            About 5 drinks.

          • SC Dave

            Perception is everything.

          • I would hate baseball too if I had to root for the Padres.
            Los Dodgers, biatch!

            Actually, nah, ur right.

            And 4rth of July is the best night to go to a baseball game.

          • MB30SD

            You should come down and party sometime. Don’t be escared dude.

  • The GP Experiment

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/jets/2016/03/18/ryan-fitzpatrick-new-york-jets/81981298/

    There ya go, Irish.

    The Jets come crawling back to the Irishman from Hahvahd.

    • Sactowns#1

      They guys a good QB. I like him and I think he’s going to do really well this season.

      • MB30SD

        Meh, but he has a miraculous beard.

        • Sactowns#1

          Plus he’s wicked smaaaat

      • Irish Sweetness

        31 TDs last season? Dude needs to get paid like a real QB.

    • willbest

      I heard the reason they couldn’t come to terms was because he was insisting on a “If Brandon Marshall is a douche escalator clause”

      • The GP Experiment

        Did Brandon want to take his kid to the clubhouse every day?

        • willbest

          Maybe the rest of the team should insist on that, it might improve his behavior at work.

      • DaMurph

        Cromartie wants in on the bring the kids to work.

        • Irish Sweetness

          The Jets demurred on the three buses.

    • Irish Sweetness

      See that Okung bit in there? Acts as his own agent, then gets $0 guaranteed in his new contract. Way to go, Russ.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “…when his lack of commitment on the field was perceived as linked to financial demands, his hour glass flipped.”

    That’s it.

    That’s the list.

  • Trac

    Wow! Tray Walker died.

    • DaMurph

      What a shame

    • The GP Experiment

      I *HAVE* done a lot of insanely stupid things on a dirt bike. Growing up, a buddy who lived on a farm had a 250cc and 350cc bikes. We used to get his 12 gauge shotgun and put buckshot shells in it. This was a real 12 gauge. We were 14 and 15.

      We then got giant plastic barrels and put water in them and threw red dye in the barrel. Then we took giant sheets of cardboard and taped them to the barrel and drew pictures that made us laugh on the cardboard. My friend did Chairman Mao. I did the franken zombie from the original Dawn of Dead.

      We then rode past on the trail, doing – oh – 20 or 30mph WITH the shotgun and did high speed drive by shootings of the barrels. The kick on my run made me lose the handle with my off hand – the barrel was so long I was propping it up on the handlebars. I went down. Luckily, you have to pump a shotgun to get it to fire again, so there was really no chance it was gonna discharge again.

      Oh and we din’t have helmets or gloves or pads or shit. We had t shirts and jeans. We had a great time.

      I think of that, to not be a hypocrite when Walker was riding at night, no gear, in dark clothes, and crossed a road and caught the front end of a Ford SUV. Bang. Dead. At speed, it’s all too easy to fuck up. I have other stories of making giant snow hills and then trying to get 6 feet of air on smowmobiles that we broke in half, smashed heads and arms and all kinds of really fucking insane idiocy that should have killed me. To me, it’s good memories, proof that I lived it somewhat out there. But these things are dangerous. A guy we do business with at work is having spinal surgery in texas next tuesday. He hit a tree on a ATV.

      He’s in so much pain the medications and steroids do not work. They have to cut him open and burn the nerves near his spine. The docs told him there’s a 30% change they burn wrong and he bleeds out on the table. Dude is terrified, he called 2 weeks ago to let us know he’s closing out being the guy on our account.

      So these toys are fun fun fun, but people get real hurt and real dead all the time. Palin’s husband slammed his sled into a tree last week. A guy took a fall off a cliff the week I was in the UP. These are dangerous toys.

      • Trac

        Yup, I shouldn’t have made it to my 21st birthday. I used to pull my emergency brake and crank the steering wheel going full throttle in my ’68 mustang.

        • beninnorcal

          I had a ’67 Cougar as my first car growing up. It had a 351W and, as you know, no weight in the rear at all. I think back at how I drove the shit outta that thing.. I thank god that I had a girl and not a little dude.
          I still have that car in storage.

          • Trac

            Aaah….”In the beginning”…

          • DaMurph

            Storage? you should be driving that!

        • The GP Experiment

          fastback? 390?

          • Trac

            My first car. 289 V8. I bought the rusted out Chicago version for 500 bucks. lol

      • BillW

        For some reason Walker’s death makes me sad. Not a fan, never really paid attention, my kids are all much older so I’m not relating. Maybe GPs stories are in my subconscious. What did my kids do that I never knew that might have had a similar ending

        Thanks for sharing GP. It was bothering me why it bothered me.

    • MB30SD

      That sucks. Poor kid.

  • The GP Experiment
    • MB30SD

      Hahaha

      Sad pawpaw… the girl is a hottie

  • Shady

    (NCAA comment)

    The carnage is real. You can hear it in the voices of the announcers and the talking heads. Their brackets and betting slips are in shreds. This is why March Madness is the realness.

    • MB30SD

      Yaaaaawwwnnnn.

      Bang bang

    • BillW

      Makes Purdue’s loss sting less. (I have a family connection to Purdue)

  • The GP Experiment
    • MB30SD

      I think that’s why I can’t log on with my pc.

    • CanadaBear

      Holy crap, Russell Peters isn’t returning any of his meal money.

  • The GP Experiment

    MB – Here ya go. I know how much you like Leno:

    mcQueen’s XKSS

    • MB30SD

      Love that car. Amazing. Can’t believe they let that douche cushion drive it.

      Btw, have you ever been to that museum. Think I asked you before. My pappy took me when I was in college.

      • The GP Experiment

        No I havent

  • Shea McClellin got basically the same deal from the Pats that Jerrell Freeman got from the Bears.

    All hail Ryan Pace!

    • AlbertInTucson

      But, but, but,the Patriots are GENIUSES!

      • CanadaBear

        BB is a great coach, Brady may be GOAT and works at a discount to help buy more talent. Beyond that, they aren’t that much different from other good teams. I know when I look at some of their drafts (esp DB’s), they miss just like everyone else. Having said that, I have absolutely no idea why they signed CD.

        • MB30SD

          I am MB’s totally dumbfounded shockedness

          • MB30SD

            Maybe bellicheat got a pet lion and he needs something bigger than goats??? Just completely at a loss for a viable answer here.

          • CanadaBear

            I’ve never seen anyone getting coached up on aggression and instincts. The 2 things that CD is sorely lacking.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            you would think he would want something more challenging for the lion, not an animal that will run in circles

          • MB30SD

            Boom

        • Irish Sweetness

          Is Bellicheat a great coach without Brady?

          • CanadaBear

            He went 11-5 with Cassel. He seems to have a completely different game plan each week and can scheme out almost any top player in the league. Pretty sure if you take Brady out and put in one of the other top QB’s, he’s still winning. Whenever the Bears played them, their D would stone our O and their O would constantly march down the field and score at will. It’s been years since the Beloved have actually been in the game against NE after the first quarter.

          • MB30SD

            Yup. Fucking voodoo magic man. Smh

          • Trac

            Jess, unfortunately.

    • MB30SD

      My. God.

    • AlbertInTucson

      To go with Bostic, no doubt.

  • Viva

    Waffle –
    I’ll be at the fundraiser today.

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      nice, i can’t make it as i’m out of town but we’ve got some donations coming in anyway. It would have been cool to meet you.

  • Viva

    All Others,
    You are a bunch of good mother fuckers!

    • MB30SD

      Oh rah!

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      where you been? In the bush?

      • The GP Experiment

        Every day Charlie squats in the bush, he gets stronger.

  • Trac

    I’d have to say if there was one thing about this Country I could do without, it would be the politicization of social issues through sporting events.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/03/19/georgia-anti-gay-law-could-cost-atlanta-a-super-bowl/

    • willbest

      And yet, the NFL has no qualms whatsoever hosting games in Mexico.

      • Trac

        That’s in line with my point.

  • Trac

    ‎”@dabearsblog
    One thing though. I don’t worship draft picks the way NFL franchises do.”

    The league was built on the NFL draft, to not understand why it’s so important to franchises is a mystery to me. It’s the life blood of every NFL team. Smh.

     

    • willbest

      Jeff’s twitter feed looks to Bears football, like Donald Trump’s twitter feed to everything.

      He does a much better job with the articles.

      • Trac

        It must be the slaver thing effecting his view of the draft.

        • MB30SD

          Weird

      • Irish Sweetness

        When tweeting actually loses you followers ….

        Is there such a thing as Twitter interventions?

    • AlbertInTucson

      Crappy drafting is why the Bears became terrible.

      • Trac

        I was gonna say, tell that to the perennial division winners in the league.

    • MB30SD

      And the combine. Aaaand he likes fucking cats.

      …Jeff’s a weird dude

      • Trac

        Jess, it must be the Guinness.

      • Big Mike

        But he like Punters, and the day the schedule comes out

      • Johnnywad

        He fucks cats?

        • Irish Sweetness

          I’m going out on a limb here …. but I would proffer that no man put his penis anywhere near a cat for the purposes of sexual relations. As well as never eating feces, unlike dogs, cats have self-respect and will not allow any man-feline conjugation to occur without shredding the male member to ribbons first.

          Probably.

          • MB30SD

            So you’re a cat lover too huh sally

          • CanadaBear

            Glad you threw in the probably. Up ’til then it seemed like you knew way too much about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Irish Sweetness

    DaBearsBlog ‎@dabearsblog

    Bears biggest need is explosiveness on defensive line. If Mo Wilkerson is on the block you bet your ass I’m making that call.

    So we swap our 11th pick with NYJ 20th, then pay the guy 15 million dollars to see him in jail by Christmas?

    Nah. I think we let Ryan take it from here.

    • Bender McLugh

      And also sign MO for cheap…….. if no other team pays him what he wants

      • Irish Sweetness

        He’s tagged though. He can’t walk. Jefe is suggesting we give up a top pick AND overpay him.

        • Bender McLugh

          No way

  • CanadaBear

    Big bike race today, Milan-San Remo. Check out the sprint after almost 300 kms (180 miles). The young guy goes down starting his sprint (they are probably going around 30-35 mph). Watch the two guys on the right (Peter Sagan and Fabian Cancellara) esp on the slo-mo vid. Serious skills.

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/03/news/399127_399127

  • Trac

    Just chatted with a Cheesehead fan from Hinsdale. “I used to be a Bears fan”. Smh.

    • Big Mike

      Asshole.

      • Trac

        He now lives in the land of green pastures. Wait till the Packers implode during the regular season this year. Hee hee.

        • Irish Sweetness

          A smeghead like that just moves back to the Bears. Can’t lose when you’re a massive massive asshole.

      • MB30SD

        My thoughts exactly.

        Sounds like someone we all know

        • Big Mike

          Switching teams is wrong. Switching when your team is down, for a rival who I is having success defeats the purpose of being a fan.

          • CanadaBear

            kids stuff

          • MB30SD

            Like you said. Asshole

          • Irish Sweetness

            Switching from the Bears … to the Pack … that’s a whole different level of asshole.

          • Big Mike

            I see it in DC where I live. When I first moved here, one the late 80s you’d see one or two Dallas jerseys a year. And those were typically people who relocated from that area. Now that the skins have sucked for so long you see 100s.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      did he sustain a head injury? maybe some kind of mind control torture?

    • The GP Experiment

      Hinsdale is a rich burb of Chicago. Only two people I know there are an asshole lawyer and a guy who started a Ponzi scheme. So don’t worry about it, nobody gives two fucks about assholes from Hinsdale.

      • SC Dave

        Must be my problem then.

        • Trac

          Evra one but you Dave.

    • Bender McLugh

      Hinsdale. We’re the new Berrrrwyyyn

  • Irish Sweetness
    • Big Mike

      Gone by 11th pick.

  • Irish Sweetness

    DaBearsBlog ‎@dabearsblog

    I wonder when I became a guy who watches LPGA golf instead of the NCAA tournament.

    You open yourself up to multiple, scathing, vicious attacks there buddy.

    • CanadaBear

      Gotta agree and I haven’t watched either sport in close to 50 years.

      • Trac

        It hasn’t been that long for me. Jordan won me over but then Allen Iverson lost me.

        • CanadaBear

          Being slow, very short and no hops, BB was never an interest. Played it some but was terrible. Same with golf. One day walking the rough on the 18th hole (I was never in the fairway) I thought, “I’m glad this is almost over with”. Then I remembered I have this thought every time I play. Never played again except as part of work/team bldg/boondoggle BS.

          • willbest

            My golf skills don’t even rise to the level of embarrassment, people question whether I have a disability or not. Put me on a pool table though, and I do all right. I spent a lot of my youth being grounded from screens/friends. About the only thing to do was read and shoot pool on the table in our basement.

          • Trac

            Golf isn’t a sport, it’s an investment with very poor returns.

          • CanadaBear

            Same thing as far as pool. When I had to play golf on those work boondoggles it was always best ball. One time I told the other 3 guys in the foursome how bad I was and they thought I was kidding. My first tee shot was a worm burner that went about 100 yds down the middle. One of the guys taps me on the ass with his driver and says “Don’t worry, you’ll settle down”. I told him I was happy with that shot. There was a collective groan from all 3 guys. “How do you like me now?”.

          • MB30SD

            Hahahahahahahahhahaa

          • MB30SD

            Misspent

    • Trac

      Yeah man, he better watch out or all those Trump protesters might just show up at his doorstep and then Sheriff Joe will have to come and save him. Hee hee.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Nepotism gets my goat. Steve Belichick is now the Safeties coach for the Pats. Played Lacrosse in college. I only found out a few years ago that in the USA men play lacrosse. If he had a daughter can he just make her linebackers coach?

    • Big Mike

      Nepotism does suck. But, hIs background shouldn’t disqualify him. He might be a master of the scheme and a great teacher. Not saying that’s the case, but great coaches don’t need to have played.

      • Johnnywad

        Not to mention lots of lacrosse players are damn good football players as well.

        • Big Mike

          What I’ve noticed more and more lately is that quite a few HS “tweeners” (Great Athletes/Football players wrong size for FBS/FCS) take up lacrosse and excel. Their speed, physicality, reaction times and size are great building blocks for lacrosse. Take a 5’8 170lb RB in HS. He’s got no shot unless he’s a 4.2 kind of guy. In LAX his size is decent. Or take a 6’2″ 200lb TE. No shot, but in LAX he’s perfect.

          • Johnnywad

            Same here. My son’s got a few teammates getting looks from scouts as Sophomore lacrosse players. They’re also damn good high school football players. But a 170lb running back isn’t going to play in the SEC.

            The defenders are mostly basketball players. 6′-3″ +/- and 190 to 210lbs. Good feet, hands and instincts. D3 at best basketball players but outside chances at minor D1 lacrosse players.

          • Big Mike

            Exactly.

    • willbest

      He says ironically, knowing that the franchise all-pro guard on his favorite team due to his genetic pedigree.

      • Irish Sweetness

        If Kyle was 5’10, and kind of weedy … then it would be nepotism, yes. But Stevie B has ZERO qualifications for that job.

        Probably.

    • Trac

      If you can’t hire family, who can you hire? Ahem…

  • willbest

    Yes Jeff, and my pharmacist friends see Medicaid abuse all the time. It’s why strong local communities that manage the lions share of charity are essential because they police that shit. And you think trying to get his son $70/mo in food stamps is bad you don’t even want to know what his accountant and tax attorney are up to.

    • Trac

      Don’t forget about the “crazy check”.

  • Trac

    There’s a way that concussions can be reduced and I call it the “Little Guy Rule”. Place weight and size limits at every position. Think about it, every dude that played in HS who were ballers but weren’t big enough to play college ball would have a shot at playing in the pro’s. The league could explode into 90, 100 teams.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/03/20/giants-owner-john-mara-this-year-was-a-setback-on-concussions/

    • MB30SD

      Jesus

      • Trac

        Jess!

        • MB30SD

          Smjh

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      it’s still a full contact sport concussions are inevitable no matter the size of the players

      • Trac

        Darn!

      • AlbertInTucson

        I heard there are more concussions in soccer.

        • willbest

          As a percentage? because there is a lot more soccer than there is football.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Not sure but in any case, it just shows it’s the collisions,and not necessarily the size of the athletes.

        • Irish Sweetness

          As any child who headed a wet ball of a Sunday morning will attest to.
          Colliding with just the ball was enough to rattle your cage.

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    Every single time i log in i see the cancer staring back at me. Please change the photo to a winner please.

    • MB30SD

      Dis

    • Irish Sweetness

      Just curious. Does anyone hope he works things out and does well for the Pats?

      • MB30SD

        Fuck that cunt

        • Irish Sweetness

          One vote against.

          • MB30SD

            You know how this is going to go

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        Guys like that never take responsibility for anything. It’s his 4th team in just a few years. You have to be some type of asshole…….

  • blackmanwith2jobs

    I hope the bears are better. They seem to be investing a lot on defense, and as sucky as the D has been that looks like a good idea. But Smith got fired for pretty much the same thing, having a great D and a sorry offense. I think that Bennett and Marshall are not Pace and Fox guys, but I dont know what their beef with Forte was, especially considering they went after Anderson after telling us they had butterfingers Langford to take over for Forte. I liked Bennett Forte and Marshall, but I just want to win. Could care less about their clubhouse, I want to go to the playoffs. If we make the playoffs I will be a believer if not, well ask Phil Emery and Tressman about that. So far Fox and Pace are 6-10

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