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Running Out of Time, Wilson Has A Golden Opportunity

| May 25th, 2016

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Entering his fourth year, Marquess WIlson is running out of time. He might also be looking at the best opportunity he has had in his career.

While Alshon Jeffery still doesn’t want to be a part of the team, Wilson is the person who benefits the most, getting all of the first-team reps. OTAs are where a finesse player like Wilson can thrive and, while he won’t be able to win a job until they put the pads on, the fact that he’s there getting reps in front of the new offensive coordinator (with a quarterback who already likes him) can only help him.

My immediate reaction to Wilson’s 2015 campaign was that it was a letdown. Then I re-watched and it was impossible to ignore one fact: the dude made big plays. Big plays are usually what decides a game.

Every time Wilson made a play we heard announcers talk about how much Cutler and the Bears like him. In terms of size and speed, he is a rare specimen and he seems to have a natural feel for what to do when plays break down. Wilson’s total stats aren’t impressive, but he had five catches for more than 30 yards and two more that were exactly 29 yards. He wasn’t consistent for a number of reasons, but with the offense they’re trying to build, the Bears don’t need him to catch 100 passes. They just need him to make big plays when the opportunity presents itself. He showed he could do that last year and now needs to work on the little stuff.

Wilson’s problem has always been his strength. On the field, he can’t out-fight defensive backs for balls and he can’t block. The bigger issue with that, of course, is that he hasn’t been able to stay on the field. He missed the majority of his second season with a broken collarbone and ended last year on IR with a foot injury.

After last season, the Bears told Wilson to do one thing: get stronger. Photos can be deceiving, but Wilson looks noticeably bigger this year. I’ve been told Wilson put on 10-to-15 pounds this offseason and the Bears think adding strength will help him play and stay on the field. That can’t be proven until they get physical.

Fans have seemingly run out of patience with Wilson because he was hyped as a future star before he played a snap. Young, rail thin and coming from a spread offense, it was always going to take Wilson two years before he could make an impact. He’s younger than Kevin White and 2016 NFL draftees Braxton Miller and Malcolm Mitchell. He’s only about 100 days older than first-round pick Josh Doctson.  He made an impact last year and now it’s time to see if he can step up and be a starter.

With Jeffery’s agent saying he won’t hold out of training camp (reminder: he’s under contract) and all the praise that is surrounding White, Wilson might have a difficult time getting on the field. But if he tears it up in OTAs and continues that into training camp and preseason, the Bears might not have a choice but to find targets for him in 2016.

Beyond this year, however, is where he has a chance to make an even greater impact. It has been pretty clear the Bears would like to move on from Jeffery. But doing so without a replacement might prove to be too risky. He’ll probably never be a Number One receiver but if Wilson can show the Bears he can be the starter opposite White and keep making big plays, Jeffery will be much easier to move on from.

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  • The Yes Guy

    YES YES YES!

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    It has been pretty clear the Bears would like to move on from Jeffery.

    It has? Is that why they tagged him?

    • SC Dave

      This. There is so much garbage floating around about what Jeffery and Pox do or don’t want.

    • MB30SD

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    • It was also pretty clear that POX wanted to trade Cutler last offseason, yet, here we are…

      • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

        Cutty proved to Fox, Pace and Gase that he’s the real deal. They completely came to respect him after working with him. Our opinions mean more though…especially Dickerson and, Haugh and Rosenbloom.

    • Ososfan

      Huh? Where was that posted? I call BS on whoever said that, The Bears would be complete morons if they let him go with at least some semblance of compensation….

      • CanadaBear

        It’s in the last paragraph from Andrew. Yeah, I think a lot of us are calling BS on that one!

        • Ososfan

          Definitely skipped that while reading the article lol.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      His inside source on the Twitter told him so

  • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

    Wilson and White would excite me alot more if they were from South Carolina. Since they are not who gives a fuck.

    • SC Dave

      Lol… you’re right, of course!

  • willbest

    I must have missed the part where AD explains why it is not desirable to have two top 15 WRs on your roster when you have a QB that can make all the throws.

    I get where if White demonstrates that he is legit you don’t have to give away the farm. But the idea that Jeffery is only here this year as insurance against White not living up to expectations is laughable.

    White would need to demonstrate that he is Julio or Megatron uncoverable for Pace to want to move on from Jeffery

    Pace makes it pretty clear what wanting to part ways looks like. It looks like offering an RB that wasn’t as good as you last season 6mil a year. It looks like trading you to upgrade an early 7th round pick to a mid 5th round pick.

  • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

    Andrew, thank you for a non golf post that relates to the bears and is over 75 words. Exciting!

    • MB30SD

      hahahaha

      the french open, or whateverthefuckit is, is on right now? Eno?

      • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

        haha, just giving him shit. I can’t quit the blog and I know it.

        • MB30SD

          I knows my maingeses, Iz knows!

    • I might be doing my own “guest articles” soon if I have time since Jeff seems to lack initiative, time, creativity, or all of the above.

      • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

        he really fucking hates the offseason but this is a football blog and not every blog entry can be about the glory of the gridiron and the spirit of Nagurski whipping in from the lakefront on a crisp autumn afternoon….

        • CanadaBear

          I totally agree with ya Johnny but either get a couple more guys writing for this blog in the off season or pick it up a little bit.

          • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

            I agree. I slack off as well. I don’t even stir up shit as well as I do normally. I’m tired man, need my own apt in the city or a mistress that only rubs my legs until I fall asleep in a hotel room.

          • Ososfan

            You and me both, brotha!

          • CanadaBear

            I can’t imagine how mind numbing commuting in Chicago must be.

          • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

            It’s the worst, I go in at 930am and stay til 7pm so I miss it both ways….unless it’s cloudy or there’s thunder…then people go crazy and it takes 2 hours to get home no matter when you leave.

          • CanadaBear

            At least your hours are flexible. I used to drive up to visit my sister back in the 70’s-80’s and I always tried to arrive in Chicago around noon. Back then my brother-in-law told me if traffic is moving it’s not too bad. I thought he was nuts until I ended up in total gridlock once.

          • Jokey

            I ride the bike year-round, 17 miles round trip, by wearing layers, ski mask & goggles, & commuter tires. I can ride down to 5 degrees, anything colder it’s el time.

          • MB30SD

            dude, you’re out of your fucking mind

          • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

            Mustachian

          • CanadaBear

            I rode year round in Calgary. It was 5 km one way and flat. Not sure I could have ridden in the coldest stuff if I had lived further away. By the time I got to work or home, my extremities would start getting cold. The coldest temp I’ve ridden in was -17 F. I’m retired now so I’m really a fair weather rider these days.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Asian mistress

            “oh mistah waffla me rub legs so long”

            MB tags me a racist in 3…2…1…

          • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

            Irish chimes in about that time this beautiful Asian beauty was caressing his thigh until the beauty’s rock hard pipe started also caressing his thigh. “20 dolla G.I”…….

          • CanadaBear

            The girl with something extra!

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            Irish has the girl rub up and down on him while playing Salute to Courage

          • Cormonster

            This song goes out to all the guys that accidentally fucked another guy…

          • MB30SD

            whoops! It was in college, so that’s cool right??

          • Cormonster

            As long as it was a “mistake”. Unless you like chicks who are dudes, then it’s all cool.

          • MB30SD

            just once, total mistake. Um, just once.

          • “Accidentally”

            I was once in a TJ strip bar, and there was this tranny giving this fucking WASTED G.I. a lap dance.

            He was all over ‘her’. I was this close to going over and doing a service man a solid and letting him know ‘she’s a man, baby!’

            But then I thought, “Fuck. Maybe that’s what he likes?”

            So I just let it be like Beatles so sagely advised.

          • MB30SD

            dick

            (see what i did there?)

          • CanadaBear

            I was hanging out with a bunch of cops after a Festival and a couple of them were telling a super funny story about one of their fellow cops being way too drunk and all over a tranny. Of course none of them told him. It didn’t end well.

          • CanadaBear

            Here’s Richard Thompson’s take on it.

          • MB30SD

            racist

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

            Jeff makes his bar play NFL films music when he and his boys saunter in and they all take their seats.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Sam Spence. The man behind The Music of NFL Films.

      • CanadaBear

        Honestly Butch, you and numerous other posters that post long pieces that actually contain some thought, have been carrying the blog for a while. Andrew is OK but this post just shows that some of his projections that he passes off as knowledge, is no different than all of us posting away. Jeff is always persona non grata around here during the off season.

        • Joannajjenkins2

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        • Elizabeth Young

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          two days ago grey MacLaren. 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 !ti115u:➽:➽:.➽.➽.➽.➽ http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsRapidGetPay-Hour$98…. .★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★::::::!ti115u….,.

      • SC Dave

        Bring it on!

  • CanadaBear

    What a load of old boleros. Q couldn’t live up to expectations? A 7th rd pick? Uh, no. I like Q and thought he was playing his best football when he went down last year. The can’t block thing is also hooey. I’ve seen him downfield blocking numerous times. He might not be BMarsh but he’s trying. I’d love to see him break out this year and get re-signed. If not, oh well, another 7th rounder that didn’t work out.

    All this crapola about POX being mad at Alshon or looking to move on, is also conjecture. I get they are probably very disappointed he’s not there for voluntary activities but in reality Alshon isn’t missing much. Being mad at him or wanting to move on from him is stupid. The Beloved aren’t cash strapped and they certainly don’t have so much WR talent on the roster they can walk away from the best WR they have drafted in decades.

    • Ososfan

      Most definitely, but I believe, the simple fact that coach Fox wants all his players to be a cohesive unit sooner rather than layers plays into him being a little ticked Alshon isn’t there, on the other hand, Pace seems like he’s dealing with the situation in a pragmatic/calculated fashion, see how Alshon does for the whole year and give him a well deserved pay bump next year if he does well…. You Da man, Canada!

      • CanadaBear

        I think we’d better check your pain medication. You’re way too kind! Hope the knee is getting better and you can sleep through the night in the next day or two.

        • Ososfan

          Haha! I’m on crazy amounts of pain meds, this is the second surgery in 4 months on the same knee! You’re definitely Da man, drugs or not, Canada! Haha.

          • CanadaBear

            What is the problem with the knee? I had the meniscus removed in my left knee almost 40 years ago. The Dr at the time said I would get arthritis when I got older. SOB was right!!!!!! I’m getting my left knee replaced in the next couple of months. Now it’s just a wreck from all the osteo arthritis.

          • Ososfan

            Damn, Canada, that sucks. Definitely, I had a meniscus tear and it didn’t heal up well at all, still trying to avoid removing it completely, it’s being held together by 9 stitches now, inside the dang knee, crazy! Good luck with the replacement! The good thing is, that the doctor said I’m still kinda young 26 and that I should heal pretty fast so crossing fingers for us both!

          • SC Dave

            26 is too young for body problems. Make it right, bro.

          • Ososfan

            Got hurt at work maing, really just a freak accident….

          • Sactowns#1

            I tore my ACL and they tried to get me to stick with just rehab etc. I finally got a dead guys ACL put in and that shit worked like magic!

          • Ososfan

            Haha, that’s what doctor says might be the next step regarding the meniscus. Hopefully I won’t have to go that far, glad you’re doing well with that ACL!

          • CanadaBear

            I tore mine pretty good back in the day and it was just a couple of years before arthroscopic surgery was developed. It was fine for years and then once I hit around 50 it started going to hell. Oh well. Hope yours heals up properly the second time around.

    • AlbertInTucson

      It’s the standard “I want a long term deal ” Mambo.

      • CanadaBear

        No doubt. As soon as things are mandatory Alshon will be in camp.

  • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

    Wilson is a solid 4th WR and he’s cheap as hell this year and if he can stay healthy and make some plays he should be kept around if it can be done very cheaply. A lot of people forget what an impact it was losing Royal last year. It obviously hurt having Alshon hobbled all the time yet again but not having Royal out there really damaged the offense.
    Alshon has to play no matter what so my feelings about him staying away are moot I guess.
    White is an exciting young player that has a mental advantage over other rookies and is now healthy.
    Royal is healthy and hopefully can stay that way.
    Wilson now has several years under his belt and he’s still just a kid. Lot’s of room to improve as well.
    Those 4 represent a pretty solid WR corps. We have speed to take the top off, height to win the jumpies and for the red zone, size to fight for yards, not to mention the ball skills of all of them. Solid hands in the whole bunch, etc. It’s actually very well rounded and is very exciting. It’s not exactly Marshall, Alshon, Morgan but Morgan got hurt immediately in 2014 and became a non issue. This group has a chance to be impactful and Wilson has a real chance to contribute in key situations.

    • SC Dave

      I would be satisfied going forward with that crew assuming White pans out. Just imagine if he’s better than BM was…

      …with Matt coming out of the backfi… oh wait

  • I brought this up b4 last season, and it’s really a more philosophical question.

    Do we want to become a WR team?

    It was one thing when we were in win-now mode with Bmarsh, Alshon and Bennett while Alshon was under his rook deal.

    But it’s quite another now that Alshon is likely demanding at least $10M/yr (though now White is under a rookie contract).

    If Alshon wasn’t so inj prone, I think it might be a no brainer given that White is cheap for now. Just make sure the contract has little cap ramifications 3 yrs down the line when White is coming off his rook deal.

    But again, when was the last a team won the SB with TWO stud WRs?

    The 99 rams? (And Cutty is no Warner)

    Most SB teams tend to follow one or two paths.

    1. Great D. Run. Clutch (if unspectacular) QB – ala Broncos, Ravens…

    2. Great QB. Opportunistic(if unspectacular) D. – ala Saints, Fudge…

    In either case you’d be hard-pressed to remember 1 WR making a difference in the playoffs, let alone two.

    The former rely on the run, while the latter the QB makes stars out of any WR/TE.

    It’s safe to say we do NOT have a Rodgers, Brees, Brady…

    So we gotta role with method #1, in which case, do we really need TWO WRs paid?

    Think of it another way.

    What kinda defensive player do you think we can get for $10M/year?

    If Alshon is gone, at the VERY least we’ll get a 3rd rd compensatory pick (not too shabby considering he was a high 2nd rounder).

    IF we trade him, we might be able to receive a 2nd.

    If an inj prone WR can give us a 2nd AND and free $10M/yr for say, MO, that doesn’t seem like that raw of a deal.

    Just food for thought…

    • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

      Smoke’em if you got’em.
      We will have the luxury of keeping both and we will do just that. Strong D, weapons to use when needed, a strong trench on each side and then you don’t need dumb fantasy-esque performances just to pull out victories.
      Why do people keep forgetting the fucking murderers row of WR’s that Rodgers has had for years. Like he’s the messiah throwing to fucking high school kids.

      • CanadaBear

        No kidding. Somehow losing Jordy made their offense sputter. That and Fat Eddy tipping the Toledos at about 275.

        • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

          For the longest time it was :
          Donald Driver
          Greg Jennings
          Jordy Nelson
          James Jones
          Then sub in Cobb later on
          Five #1 WR’s – 4 of which would be on the field at the same time. Haha, our top WR was Earl Bennett until Marshall. Yay! Our GM finally decided that a number 1 WR could help our QB. Happy day!

          • CanadaBear

            I think most of them were closer to #2’s than #1’s (Driver was past his prime when all the other guys came along, Jones is definitely not a 1 and Jennings looked like a 1 until he left Fudgeland. Nelson is definitely a 1. Cobb’s a 2. No matter what, a 1 plus 4 two’s is pretty impressive. Of course, a lot of that is due to Erin.

          • SC Dave

            A great QB makes a lot of mediocre WR look great. See Manning, Peyton or Brady, Thomas

      • Dunno. Wilson almost got two SB with…Doug Baldwin?

        b4 his Jerry Rice transformation late season, he’s not better than Alshon (maybe).

        Did the Demaryous Thomas even have a catch in the SB?

        We could go on and on.

        The only WR I remember making a diff in the SB was Terrell Owens playing on a broken leg.

        Star WRs seem to be good investments for the regular season, but come playoffs, they seem to be less of a factor.

        I would argue that a bunch of no name WRs have made as much impact in the playoffs as stud WRs.

        A WR just has to make that one or two clutch catch when needed.

        That’s not always the $10M one. (David Tyree anyone?)

        But, I get it. It’s hard to just let talent walk out the door.

        But if we can use that $10M/yr on a D guy AND receive a 2nd rounder, isn’t that good comp?

        • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

          Not in this case because the guys are already on the team. We could have gone out and still gotten that D guy this year. They whiffed on Safety in free agency and it’s going to sting us a bit I guarantee it.
          I think you question was a little too extreme. You can have an active passing attack without being a WR team. You do that by holding onto talent for more than a year in a row so the same groups can play with each other with some consistency. Solid, balanced O’s can use the pass game as an extension of the run game or to stretch the field.
          A strong D is imperative because any team that goes deep into the playoffs has a D that can get off of the field, take the ball away and even score occasionally.
          The Bears, if they sign Alshon long term, develop White, continue to strengthen the O and D trench, keep productive 3rd and 4th WR’s and have a TE that can catch a pass or read an option route correctly and maybe even address DB/Safety in a meaningful way will be on the fast track to consistent winning.

          • CanadaBear

            If they do all that, it’s SB baby! Still a couple years away, at least, unless a miracle happens.

        • SC Dave

          Who was the TE that caught lIke 20 balls in the AFC playoffs?

        • DaMurph

          Swan, Stallworth, Rice, Bruce, Holt, Ward, Branch, Holmes. Many of those Super Bowl MVP’s

          • Any in the last decade? lol

            Holmes made that great catch. But then again, so did Tyree.

            I think Fitz did well in a losing effort. But it was, a losing effort.

            And like I said. That’s just 1 WR, not TWO.

            I think the only two wr tandems that made playoff impacts were on the 70s steelers, 80s niners and 90s rams.

            But that was almost 20 yrs ago.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          You have to make it out of the regular season to make the playoffs. So, it still matters even if you take your argument at face value.

    • Captain Obvious

      Here’s the thing. Let’s say White is a legit, game-changing #1. He still needs a #2 like AJ to take the pressure off, to keep opposing defenses honest, to rack up the yardage when White is doubled and/or shadowed by Sherman.

      That’s not saying the Bears won’t be a run-first team, but it’s saying that if you want an actual passing threat, it can’t just be one good guy at WR.

      And here’s the other thing: let’s say Pace pulls the trigger and signs AJ to a competitive long-term deal. Like with Cutler, by the end of the deal AJ will be a bargain compared to other guys with his capabilities and stats.

      The big thing is, he’s gotta stay healthy.

      • But if we’re a run-oriented team, the run will act as a way to free that stud #1 (White).

        If a team must commit 8 to the box.

        Then, traditionally, you just need a reliable #2, a Roddy White type.

        Just not enough balls to go around. Saw it even last year with the Broncos. Demaryious Thomas got paid to disappear for weeks while the cheaper Emanuel Sanders balled.

        • CanadaBear

          At this point, the run oriented team is paying their RB’s peanuts. Sign Alshon, if any of the RB’s hit, resign them and let Alshon walk (or some other high paying player coming out of contract in 3-4 years.

        • Captain Obvious

          You can’t be run-oriented on 3rd and long, or in the 2 minute drill, or when down multiple scores in the 4th quarter, etc., etc.

          And the reality is that in the league now, “run-oriented” doesn’t mean a 75/25 run/pass ratio. It means more like 50/50.

          Regardless of how much you commit to the run, you’ve gotta have a #2 guy to keep the defense honest and free up your #1. Sherman (or another good lockdown corner) gets put on your #1, the defense can still put 8 guys in the box to stop the run. Then you damn well better have a #2 who can beat their other corner like a drum.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Exactly. This.

      • SC Dave

        This

    • willbest

      I will tangle.

      prelude: Jeffery is 15 mil a year. 14 mil if he is being generous. We know what the market is for a guy who is a top 10 talent when healthy. Sure he missed 7 games last year, but he played 32 games the previous 2 years, but that isn’t going to get him down to 10 mil

      1) The Bronco’s D was lucky and overcame a spectacularly crappy offense the way the Bears D couldn’t.

      2) Manning and Flacco still launched it 31 times a game in the playoffs even if they ran the ball 40 times a game. That isn’t all going to White, Langford/Howard. You need a #3 and #4 option. And you think Miller and some PSH is the way to go?

      3) You set yourself up where if White gets hurt (assuming he is Jones/Brown/ODB) you can’t come back because your entire run first offense banks on having a guy that demands respect on the outside.

      4) Thanks to Marshall, Jeffery has a mean block game and plays nicely in a run first offense

      5) You might find yourself needing 10-14 points in 5 minutes. If you don’t have a #1A that becomes impossible when teams don’t put 8 in the box because they don’t give a toss if you get 3-6 years every 35 seconds.

      6) What are the Bears doing with that money? Which two Von Miller types are likely to hit the open market in 2017/2018 due to cap/salary dispute/etc where the difference between him and Jeffery makes you think Super Bowl? Because the Bears can afford Von Miller and Jeffery and extend Long and Fuller (if he does something), and still have money left over.

      7) 2017 is your NFCC/SB year, or the plan Pace has been developing the last 2 off-seasons can be deemed a failure.

      • There’s ALWAYS FAs we could spend $ on.

        So let’s put it another way.

        Would you want to re-sign Alshon for that $14M/yr, or get one of these guys who might hit the market?

        http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/2017/defense/

        Let’s say we sign Mo and do all those other re-signings, extensions of Long, etc (and that’s not even considering if Leno does actually pan out and wants elite LT $)

        So we have enough $ for only ONE guy (and remain fiscally prudent)

        Miller or Alshon?

        Berry or Alshon?

        Fletcher Cox or Alshon?

        Chandler Jones or Alshon?

        And those are just a few guys. There’s always more unexpected FAs that financially strapped teams must let go.

        That’s what I mean by a philosophical question.

        One might argue, gotta score.

        Another can counter, if u have Von Miller or Berry, not as much.

        • willbest

          Jeffery. Not banking on a might. Bears are going to cut royal and Houston next year anyway. In fact with no other moves of note we should have 85 mil in cap space next year, with long and leno under contract. Even if you extend them both giving leno Long money, you will have 70 mil. Jeffery, mo, miller, and you still have 23 mil. Berry too and you can still sign your draft class and have 3 mill in reserve for injury. Bears have stupid amounts of cap space

  • Ososfan

    Actually not too worried about Wilson, he is notably better than the other WR’s on the team and the coaches and Jay liking him, helps a lot. However, if he’s thinking of ever getting a boost in his pay he will have to produce non-stop. I’m actually more worried about CornWash, man, he had(has) so much potential and is always either getting hurt for the season or was put in a position to fail (with our previous coaches) CornWash, show something! I know he’s a Special Teams Ace, but come on, I hope they stick him as an OLB this year instead of DE (which he played last year on very limited snaps due to injury.) Let’s go!

    • willbest

      Sanu got 5-years 32.5 mil, Wilson will get $4 million next year somewhere for the reasons AD highlighted.

      • Captain Obvious

        If Wilson doesn’t do anything different this year from past years, no one will pay him that. He’d be lucky to get vet minimum.

        “Potential” doesn’t get you dick after your rookie contract is up. A guy who couldn’t make a dent in 4 years and doesn’t play specials? Teams won’t be fighting to pay him. Sanu was a starter and has some numbers.

        Now, if Wilson busts out and has 10 TD this year, yeah, there will be a bidding war.

        But same old, same old? He’ll be lucky to be on an NFL roster next year.

        • willbest

          7 plays for 29+ yards, and the ability to get open when plays break down is worth more than vet min.

    • SC Dave

      God, a Mr. Universe physique and everyone thinks he can play… smfh

      By that mark we should have drafted Arnold.

      • Ososfan

        I really don’t understand, Dave, clearly he showed flashes where coaches thought he could play and contribute in the NFL (that’s why he was drafted. even if was in the 6th round) He was held over even David Bass who played pretty well in his limited snaps but was still cut, I think coaches see the potential and have been willing to be patient with trying to develop him. I don’t understand why you’re so frustrated though, my dude.

  • Sactowns#1

    Wait, Marquees is still on the team? Someone should tell him.

  • Captain Obvious

    Hopefully this won’t be too “political.”

    Turns out the Bundy brothers, in jail for their attempted “liberation” of federal land, don’t like being deprived of their Constitutional rights while in jail.

    Among other things, they want their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. In jail.

    I fucking swear, sometimes I really wish there was a draft and it was these assholes in Iraq instead of me and my buddies.

    OK, I lied. Not “sometimes.” “All the time.”

    • CanadaBear

      I think a lot of their followers found out the Bundy’s are only in it for themselves. The video of the guy getting shot by the authorities was amazing. At first the people in the vehicle think they are going to bluff their way through the check stop. After that idiot gets out of the vehicle and goes for his gun, it finally dawns on the people in the vehicle they might also get killed. DUH!

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      You could pair the Bundys with Bubba.

      Bubba will show them his “shotgun”

    • Sactowns#1

      those dudes are turds who should be shipped off to central America. “We’ll trade you 2 dozen un-American traitors for half a million desperate refugees”

      • SC Dave

        FUCK NO. Are you going to personally fund the food, housing, medical care, cell phones, blah blah blah for all these ” refugees”??

        • Sactowns#1

          For a time being. But these people will get out and work , invent etc. The Bundy’s just want to mooch off the rest of us and contribute nothing.

          • willbest

            Labor force participation rate is at its lowest point in 35+ years. We don’t really need to bring in people willing to work.

            You did confirm my fears of leftist though. If the US is a country of ideas and not a nation of people then exiling people that don’t conform to the idea of America has intellectual merits. The Bundy’s might be low life A-holes, but at they are our lowlife a-holes and we should deal with them either through the criminal law when they cross that line, or via shaming/ostracization.

            Curious about the people you want to bring up to replace the Bundy’s though. How do you get them to magically adopt your ideals?

          • Captain Obvious

            Labor force participation rate is a red herring. Because people not participating in the labor force include retirees and high school kids. With the Boomers starting to retire, labor force participation rate is going to go down, down, down… but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be jobs–the rate is going down because retirees are vacating jobs.

            Let’s cut through the bullshit about refugees. The administration did not propose bringing 200,000, or 250,000, or whatever lie Trump is saying today. We’re going to take…10,000 from Syria (and maybe another 175,000 from the rest of the world, combined) over the next 2 years. The US labor force is nearly 157 million people. If every refugee coming in over the next 2 years got a full-time job (not likely, considering more than half of refugees are children), that would mean that 0.1% (0.001) more people would be working. That’s right. One-tenth of one percent. The labor force participation rate, the unemployment rate, wages… would be unaffected.

            Not to mention that a majority of refugees do not seek to permanently immigrate. The majority seek temporary haven until things improve in their home countries, and then return.

            And I dunno… bringing a family of refugees from a war zone, treating them well and humanely (dare I say, with a Christian heart?), and when things settle down at home they return with good feelings about America, impressed with democracy and capitalism. Well, that might just help us out down the road, don’t you think?

          • willbest

            Sac wants to trade 24 people for 500,000. So I don’t know what you are ranting about.

          • Sactowns#1

            I believe that’s what we call hyperbole. I was exaggerating to make a larger point.

        • Captain Obvious

          Given that refugees actually get little government assistance–refugees are typically sponsored and supported by charity organizations–you don’t need to be stingy with other people’s money.

          Nahh, never mind. Fuck those Jews who were trying to escape Germany. We don’t want to pay for their food and housing. Fucking moochers.

          God forbid you ever suffer any disaster that forces you to rely on the charity of others. Because Jesus himself said, “fuck charity, goddamn moochers!” Right?

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    We don’t need Wilson or Jeffery. We drafted Braverman in the 7th, he is the greatest of all time.

    • Ososfan

      Hahaha! I actually think Braver man is going to be a sweet surprise for opposing teams soon. He doesn’t play like a 77th round pick, imo.

      • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

        young Braverman will not make the squad. I’d take Bellamy in a skinny minute since he has about 40lbs of muscle and almost 2inches on him. That’s a professional slot guy….still not good enough IMO but a better option than Danny Braverman. I need a WR man, not a financial services rep.
        Hell, I’d take Mariani as well. Sorry Danny.

        • Financial service rep hot route on 3. Break!

          • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

            “NorthwesternMutual” is Cutler’s version of Omaha which let’s Braverman know he’s gotta knock this client meeting DEAD.

        • SC Dave

          We get it… it’s not allowed to root for a white guy on this racist blog. Unless he plays QB, I guess.

          • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

            lol, when it comes to the NFL? Yup. I want killers on my team. Not practice squad heroes.

          • Ososfan

            Don’t care what color they are, if they can play then I’m a fan. That 4th round LB Kwitakowzki(or however you speel it) seems to be a steal from what I read in him. Can’t wait to see him play in the coming years, that’d be pretty weird if this blog was truly racist and I as a Latino went along and kept posting, no? And I’m a huge fan of Braverman no matter what some of the fellas say.

          • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

            I’m only a football racist Osos and racist against whites at that. I want Black and Samoan players or if an Urlacher or Keuchly (a known white badass) is available i’ll consider it.
            No more Brandon Hardin, Sanzenbacher, Prosinski, Steltz, Archuleta, Hillenmeyer, Mariani bullshit. Haha, no more whites.

          • Wasn’t Hardin Hawaiin?

          • Ososfan

            Haha! You just broke the internet! I’ll join your bandwagon..somewhat.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Afalava.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’m rooting for him to make the team, he looks a like a baller. He’s gotten this far on sheer skill, I hope he makes the team. Great hands, slippery, quick, returns kicks and punts. Good luck to him.

          • Ososfan

            Oh, I think he will be on the team and produce a bunch this year!

  • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

    C’mon Alshon, this is the type of guy that doesn’t show up for OTA’s:
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/05/25/desean-jackson-not-on-hand-for-washington-otas/
    Perennial team carcinogens

    • MB30SD

      yeah man. you guys know how I feel about Mr. BA Glass.

    • Ososfan

      Let’s not get too fired up until he starts missing mandatory practices, no matter how bone-headed it might seem for Alshon to not be with his team…..

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Irish will be singing a duet with Clint on our next LP, a remix of the Gran Torino song

    Something to get excited about!

    #Platinum2016

    • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

      is this real?

      • Sactowns#1

        That’s horrible. Just horrible.

    • LMAO!

      Why am I picturing him singing to an imaginary chair?

    • Sactowns#1
      • Swing Tackle of Destiny

        the pleasure on his face

        • Sactowns#1

          I believe it’s a look of self satisfaction, not to be confused with self gratification.

  • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

    haha, pussy humans:

    Doug Whaley of the Bills:

    “Football is a violent game that I personally don’t think humans are supposed to play”
    or today’s version
    “football is a physical game and injuries are a part of it. Playing football no doubt is very physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging, and that is all part of what make the game so compelling to play and watch. The game has more protection for players now than ever, thanks largely to the safety advancements and numerous rule changes made by our league and promoted to all levels of football. I believe our game continues to have a bright future and I hope that this statement provides clarity as to the intent of my earlier comment.”

  • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

    Bears just signed another Linebacker….who was hurt while being white on the field for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
    #NoWhitesAllowed
    #AthleticBlackorSamoanLinebackersMatter

    • MB30SD
      • Sactowns#1

        I believe his random first name helps overcome at least 20% of his whiteness.

        • MB30SD

          jarrett is muy blanco caballero.

          • Sactowns#1

            If his name was D’Jarrett it would take it down at least 50%.

          • MB30SD

            46.7

          • Sactowns#1

            Ironically cornrows actually increase your whiteness by 32%

          • MB30SD

          • CanadaBear

            Look at all my shit!

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            I agree. I am pretty sure Jarrett is considered to be Hillbilly White in most parts of this country.

          • Sactowns#1

            I’ve never heard it before. I just figured his parents had made it up.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Jarrett Walter Payton, yo.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            I did say most parts of this country, yo.

          • MB30SD

            Which pro team did he play for again?

            (set, game, match?)

    • SC Dave

      Too bad we had to suffer through George, Butkus, and Urlacher.

      And Fortunato and Buffone for that matter.

      But look at the bright side… we didn’t get some shit white guy like Keuchley.

      • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

        haha, different times my man, different era, different league. Those guys played during an era where you couldn’t eat lunch at a restaurant if you were black. You could get away with just being a tough SOB back in the day. Not saying those guys weren’t great but today’s game is different.
        Some of the best players back then probably never even made it to the NFL just like the Negro leagues in baseball.
        Urlacher was a freak of nature like the kid from the Panthers is going to the Hall for a reason and I guarantee you that undrafted Jarret whatever the fuck his last name is will not be.
        Undrafted white NFL tryout players are not going to get my Bears Bone hard, they’re just not.

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          I’d like to see “Get your Bears bone hard” be the new billboard campaign this year on the expressways

        • Captain Obvious

          Yeah, we all like stories about UDFA who make the team, like Waddle or… shit, I can’t think of any others.

          But how many UDFA go to multiple Pro Bowls? How many UDFA (since the draft went to 7 rounds) have had HoF-arc careers?

          I like Rudy stories just like the next guy, but Rudys don’t get your team into the playoffs.

          • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

            I like Rudy stories a lot….for any team except the Bears. Rudy’s have no place in the NFL and especially not on the Bears. This is the big show baby.

          • MB30SD

            dis

          • MB30SD

            dave is the fucking king of the rudy’s. he loves all the underdogs and vociferously supports/defends the worst multi-year personnel mistakes we make.

            Dave, you’ve officially become the grumpy old man of the blog dude. Here’s to you!

            But you know I still loves you man.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Over the hill FA’s and cloth diapers.

      • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

        Dave you brought up Keuchly even though i referenced him in my post. Double white keuchly reference penalty charged to you.

  • MB30SD
    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      do you back into things often?

      • NTTAWWT…

      • willbest

        I feel the rear camera makes me lazy. It trivializes parallel parking though.

      • MB30SD

        no, but they back into me my brother.

        Backin’ Dat Ass Uuuuppp… aw, never mind.

    • Ososfan

      That’s dope asf, you Da man, MB!

  • AlbertInTucson

    When I think of Bear receivers, Wilson’s name doesn’t even enter my mind.

    • Wilson!!!!

    • Irish Sweetness

      You and I seem to be in a very small boat, Al. He’s had three years and I haven’t noticed the man, he’s been a roster body. It will be interesting to see what he does in a bigger body though.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Fair to say “All sizzle and no steak.”.?

      • Johnnywad

        Make room in the boat Irish, I’m boarding.

  • DaMurph

    Trac??? TRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCC???

  • Shady

    Watching soccer is like watching hockey without the fun part.

    • Captain Obvious

      The only way watching soccer was ever fun for me was when I was overseas watching it with a bunch of foreigners, and they’d clap me on the back whenever an American did something good–like I was the fucker’s coach or something.

      • Irish Sweetness

        It’s weird. The American soccer team is something everybody outside of America supports because they’re not supposed to be good at it. Weirder still, because they’ve been to ten world cups, and were in the semi-finals in 1930.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          And then we discovered the American game and that was all she wrote.

  • Joannajjenkins2

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    • Irish Sweetness

      Mbeke, salām ‘alaykum my friend. S’up?

      Any hot chocolate mommas in that cafe? Can you post a few sneaky pics online?

    • Johnnywad

      If Lori is getting paid $98 an hour, why does she have a roommate? Very suspicious indeed. Outside of that, I’m in.

  • Irish Sweetness

    MW put on about a stone looking at those photos. Interesting. After seeing what happened to my boy McGregor I wonder how that works out for Wilson. If speed was your thing and then you go and put on a stone in weight … you’re not as fast any more. You’re in a different body. Might work out better for him. If his receiving skills were never all that, he disappears.

  • Irish Sweetness
  • wow. Hopefully he doesn’t go all Titus Young.

    Ex-NFL QB Johnny Manziel’s friends are convinced he’ll die if he continues his behavior.

    Manziel continues to drink heavily and is now allegedly noteven trying to hide his cocaine issue. “He’s in a horrible downward spiral,” one person close to Manziel said. “If he continues this way
    for much longer he will die.” Apparently a group of Manziel’s friends tried to confront him about his problems, but he “flipped out and wouldn’t hear it.” We have a hard time believing Manziel even has
    “friends.” He seems to merely have drinking and drug buddies. -roto via TMZ

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Johnny Speedball?

      • MB30SD

        hate to say I called it, but I will. Dude’s always been a fucking dumpsterfire of a human.

    • That Guy

      Some would say this is why the NFL shouldn’t take guys after only one year in college. Its a shame, the guy was a freaking legend in Texas and it only took one season.

  • Move the rook to C and Leary to LG? Dunno if Leary is “athletic” enough for POX though.

    Cowboys OG Ronald Leary is skipping OTAs as he seeks a trade.

    Playing under his one-year, $2.553 million restricted free agent tender, Leary wants out of Big D after spending 75 percent of 2015as a healthy scratch. Leary was a starter in 2013-14, but fell behind
    talented rookie La’El Collins early last season. The Cowboys seem willing to move Leary, but executive Stephen Jones has said he won’t be “given away.” Leary is a $2.553 million redundancy for the Cowboys’ dominant line. A trade is probably an inevitability – roto

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Dallas is a zone blocking scheme, Bears working on zone here. Slauson considered not a fit for zone, hence his move to MB’s neck of the woods. Chargers can’t worry about such nuance like BOB and man schemes, they just need guys who can do ANYTHING to keep Rivers upright.

      looks good

      • I wonder what ole jerrah wants?
        If it’s a 6th go for it.
        Anything more, foggetaboutit

      • MB30SD

        yup, my chargers friends were pumped when I told them they’re getting a total stud leader who’s just a scheme casualty. they got huge value and a great player

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/gamelog/_/id/16023/marquess-wilson

    1 TD all season. Best game against Denver, 4 for 7, for 102.

    He’s not going to explode for 10 TDs this year and be a fantasy sleeper. Last pre-season we talked about him stretching the field but he can’t hit for the long ball, can’t make the over the shoulder. His college highlights are a series of hook routes and YAC due to his slow division ball against no name schools.

    What he showed us last season is he has some game over the middle from the slot, and will make the crossing route catch – just not as well as Mariani will who is fearless about getting sure shotted.

    His WR coach should be looking at this kid’s film and seeing this is a drag route receiver with no deep game to speak of. His bulk should be in support of being better in the 3 wide packages and setting some blocks.

    • MB30SD

      his face looks crooked

  • Irish Sweetness

    DaBearsBlog ‎@dabearsblog

    On the last tweet. Yea, I’m a golf nerd. Deal with it.

    Conviction! Yes brother!

    BTW -Why don’t you have a golf blog, Jefe? That would seem like an obvious avenue for you.

    • Is there an offseason for golf?

      If not, maybe a golf blog would indeed be more Jeff.

    • That Guy

      He had a site for a while called “The Other Sports” that covered golf, among other things. I don’t think it got enough traffic to be worth the work.

      • MB30SD

        wanna see my shocked face NB?

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Alshon Jeffery still doesn’t want to be a part of the team”.

    C’mon. that’s Fan Boy talk.

    Remember all the wailing and gnashing of teeth before Forte was first re-signed after HIS rookie deal?

    At this point in time such talk is just

    “…a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”.-MacBeth. Act V, Scene V.

    • Sound and Fury, great book. also told by an idiot.

      Rumor has it, Faulkner wrote those chapters told thru the divine idiot as a way to make fun of Hemingway who famously wrote in a very short terse style.

      He out-Hemingayed Hemingway.

      (And on another sidenote, story goes Hemingway visited Picasso and gave him a box of grenades as a gift, but Picasso didn’t want anything to have to do with him cuz he was probably scared. Hemingway was everything Picasso PRETENDED to be).

      • Irish Sweetness

        Ernest Hemingway :

        He came to the river. And the river was there.

        I mean, I know he was drunk, but …..

        • He came from a journalism background, so it trained him to be very austere. Minimal adjectives, adverbs, etc. Economy at the expense of elegance perhaps.

          Faulkner naturally was the opposite.

          Hemingway was also very macho, so he wanted the ACTION to convey the story more than the narration.

          Diff strokes for diff folks I guess.

          Poe was quite dense and I remember one of his sentences literally was a paragraph long.

          Then again, he was nuts (and also drunk) lol

          • MB30SD

            all of them were. all great.

        • MB30SD

          one of my favorite authors… have to get the subject matter mate.

  • Irish Sweetness

    After guiltily binge-watching ‘The Strain’ (basically The walking Dead with vampires) I found a good series. The Americans. Only three episodes in, but I’m hooked. Glad to see there’s four seasons in the bag. About Russian spies living in America in the Eighties.

    (The blog collectively shakes its head as they’ve all been watching for years)

    Fear of the Walking Dead is the biggest bunch of wank ever.

    Also excellent if you’re a fan of good British telly, is ;Peaky Blinders;, about a crime family in 1920s Brirmingham, England.

    • MB30SD

      Python
      Benny Hill
      Are you being served?

      That’s all you need.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Abfab? MB…I DON’T EVEN….lol

        • MB30SD

          I grew up in a family in a colonies country my main maingses…

          My mom and dad watched all of them… except Python and Black Adder, those were mine. But as a young boy my parents watched benny fucking hill with my bro and I… maybe that’s why I’m so fucking horny as a grown man. hahahhaa

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Used to sneak downstairs to watch Benny Hill when my dad was watching it, and my grandpa loved it too. Explains my sense of humor (boobs!!!) too. My cousin does a pretty good impression.

          • MB30SD

            good stuff. funny as hell

    • MB30SD

      Oh, and check out Justified… Walton Goggins. The man who stole the show in the Hateful 8.

      • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

        I’ve tried to watch….and have failed 4 different times to watch that movie.
        My wife: “stop renting that stupid movie just to fall asleep 5 minutes into it”
        Me: “if we lived in Raqqa I could beat you for saying that and it would hold up in court”

        • MB30SD

          hahahaha, raqqa?

  • Bender McLugh

    Because science-splaining is a real thing and the Brady-haters are well documented on this beloved blog and will even call this b.s. I can’t see Roger laying down but he’s got no case.

    A brief filed on Tuesday from 21 professors at 10 different
    universities, including MIT, Stanford and Penn, put the science of
    football air pressure at the forefront to argue for Brady’s case.

    As the group of engineers and physicists explained candidly in the brief, “there is no scientific proof of wrongdoing.”

    When an object containing air (a football) moves from a warm
    environment (a locker room) to a colder one (a January night in New
    England), its pressure decreases.

    “While the league understands this now, it apparently did not know
    before this case that footballs lose pressure naturally,” they
    science-splained.

    • Old Broken Romanian Jericho

      didn’t the Patriots staff guys actually admit to it and didn’t they have texts from Brady about it? I have to admit i didn’t follow it after the guy called the Deflator actually was exonerated because he made the excuse it was his weight fluctuating. Yup, sounds plausible.

    • Captain Obvious

      Here’s the problem. The equipment guys admitted they deflated balls.

      Here’s another problem: Other teams’ balls did not lose as much pressure as the Patriots’ balls.

      Here’s a third problem: Brady wasn’t suspended for deflating balls; he was suspended for refusing to cooperate with the investigation, and destroying evidence (deleting texts) related to it.

      • Bender McLugh

        right, but not deflating them to the point they were accused of. I’ve always thought it didn’t matter too, just like MD says, it had ZERO impact on the outcome of the game.

        • Johnnywad

          It’s impossible to say it had zero impact on the game.

      • Bender McLugh

        as far as the other teams balls not showing the same pressure discrepancy, it was documented in the Wells report that different gauges were used. Scientific Method requires consistency.

    • MB30SD

      here’s my point… who gives a fuck. Did that really have a big impact on the game(s) outcome(s)? If not, who the fuck cares.

      • Bender McLugh

        the care for me has everything to do with Roger being a dickhead

        • MB30SD

          well, that’s obvious yo. Guy’s a fucking cancer. He might as well run for fucking office next term. cunt

  • MB30SD

    This thing is awesome: http://uncrate.com/stuff/base-camp-trailer/

    If you’ve got that kind of money to piss away on awesome toys

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