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What Does Bears Wide Receiver Interest Mean for Alshon Jeffery’s Future in Chicago?

| March 25th, 2016

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While wide receiver seems like a position of strength, the Bears appear to be pursuing players that would lead us to believe they’re not satisfied.

I try not to believe too much on the first day of free agency but the fact that a Seattle-area journo reported Jermaine Kearse was being pursued by the Bears is interesting. Their sales pitch to Kearse had to be based on opportunity. They couldn’t have been trying to sell him on being their third receiver over being the second receiver in Seattle, even if it were for more money.

Couple that with the fact that earlier this week it was reported the Bears were setting up a visit with Baylor receiver Corey Coleman, a likely first-round pick, and you have a team showing genuine interest in wide receivers.

They’d probably have to use their first round pick — either at number 11 or a trade back — to net Coleman. Would they be spending a top draft pick on a receiver they expected to be the third or fourth option? Even if they’re just considering him with the 41st pick,  they’d still expect Coleman to be one of their top two receivers going forward. Investing a huge contract in one receiver and high picks on two others just doesn’t make sense for a team that wants to run the ball.

So, what aren’t they telling us?

My first thought was about Kevin White. Is it possible he’s just not the same? We saw it with David Terrell – a lower leg injury before he played an NFL snap changed him. It wasn’t the only reason he failed, but he was never the same physically.

But everyone who has seen White has said he looks awesome. There was a buzz about him when he was practicing last year and that buzz has carried over into the offseason. The Bears think White is going to be a star. Not just a good receiver. Not just a number one guy. A star.

So, where does that bring us? To Alshon Jeffery. Look, the Bears don’t love Alshon as much as many people think they should. If they did, they wouldn’t have taken a wide receiver in the top-10 last year and they would have extended his contract already. If they thought he was a legitimate star/number one wide receiver, his contract would’ve been very easy to do after the Julio Jones, A.J. Green and Dez Bryant contracts were done.

There were some reports that the Bears were aggressively negotiating with Jeffery earlier this week, but those reports were based on what they said and they really never said that. They really never even got close to saying that. Both Fox and Pace acknowledged that they were negotiating but Fox sounded content to just have Jeffery back for one year to “see how he fits.” Pace said the negotiations have been cordial. Hardly a sign that they’re close.

They like Jeffery and they’ve said as much. But it’s obvious they’re nervous about handing over a wad of cash to him. Whether it be because of injury, work ethic or on-field performance, they’re just not that crazy about him.

Maybe the Bears are thinking about the possibilities of having three dynamic wide receivers like Arizona and Pittsburgh had last year. That would force teams to stay in sub packages and make running the ball easier. Or maybe, as the saying goes, they’re just not that into Alshon Jeffery.

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  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    That’s a stretch AD.

    • Bender McLugh

      oye is all I have to say about this piece.

      • MB30SD

        Oy

      • Ososfan

        “Oye” is “listen” in Spanish hahaha.

        • Bender McLugh

          thought that was escucha……..just looked that up oye = hears

          • Ososfan

            Oh, you’re right but they both are used basically the same way. Haha

  • The Yes Guy

    Yes?

    • Bobby Douglass

      No.

  • MB30SD

    He’s lazy and brittle… not very difficult maths in my mind.

    • willbest

      We don’t know he is lazy

      • MB30SD

        Nope, but you don’t have to be magnum PI to see some tell tale signs.

        My hypothesis is that as soon as bmarsh left, he was done as a true #1 possibility. Hope I’m wrong

        • willbest

          His per game stat line last year was ridiculous when you consider the only other help he was getting was from Miller.

          • MB30SD

            Sure, how many games did he play will? Work out his salary this year based on that…. still worth it?

          • SC Dave

            Infinitely more games than Kevin White.

        • Ososfan

          I hope you’re wrong too, MB. I’m holding hope Alshoj is truly committed to stay with the org who drafted him and have been patient to see him develop more and more every year, but in the end, money talks…….

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Helluva moustache, that guy…

          • MB30SD

            The theme song is my ringtone. Boom!

        • SC Dave

          I love how much people on this blog pretend to know shit they cannot. Smfh

          • MB30SD

            Fucking seriously dave!! You and me nan!!!

            …oh… wait

          • MB30SD

            Heeey!!!!!

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      He’s moving up some draft boards now, but honestly, he played at Baylor and is way undersized.
      One trick pony, not a first round guy; I think people are just getting cute to keep getting eyeballs.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    If Coleman is there in the 3rd round, he’s a possibility. Would provide a threat at returner and an outside burner. Dude is not even 6 foot, grades out as a bottom of second round pick, is the fifth or sixth ranked WR in the draft…. so how the fuck AD thinks he’s a signal that the Bears are moving on from Jeffrey, much less that he’s a possibility in the first 40 picks of the draft… Just smdh.

    • Andrew Dannehy

      Grades out on your board? Cool. He’s 5’11” and has a 40-inch vertical, which helps him win jump balls. Ya know Antonio Brown is kinda small too.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Yeah, I totally see him replacing AJ – are you high?

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Brown was also a 6th round pick, and didn’t do shit at receiver until year 2, but great example, maing. You know what’s better than a 5’11” guy with a 40 inch vert?
        A 6’4″ guy with a 36″ vert and wingspan to match who runs a 4.4.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    I have never, anywhere seen Coleman projected as a first round pick. Link, please, AD.

  • willbest

    Perhaps Pace has offers for Jeffery and he is just looking at his options.

    • MB30SD

      Or he knows that he can’t trust Jeffery (to go all out and/or stay healthy) and has to find a plan B.

      Seems pretty straight forward to me

      • willbest

        Long term but Jeffery is already there now

        • MB30SD

          Not if he ‘shows up’ like he did last year maings. It was either a fluke year, or the real alshon. True stars don’t have years like that is alls I’m sayins.

          So maybe he’s just a occasional star a la olson… for us at least. I personally think he needs a bmarsh on his team to make him great.

          • Big Mike

            The fact that Alshon did anything last year was remarkable. He was injured all year and the #2 and #3 receivers for a portion of the games he played in will not even make the team this year.

          • Ososfan

            Exactly! I believe you Pace sees our WR corps as being full of fairly weak and ST guys and just wants to improve the overall balance.

          • Big Mike

            White, Royal are like new guys Marques Wilson was the #1 receiver for a number of weeks. He’ll be fighting to #3 or 4.

          • Ososfan

            I wouldn’t mind that at all, improvement and depth.

          • SC Dave

            Most here want to blow Cutler because he mostly had no name WRs, but very few want to credit Alston for kicking assume when he was in.

            So thanks Mike for trying to keep perspective.

          • Big Mike

            Dude was playing on one leg getting double teamed. So the haters need to chill. He’s going over 1,000 yards this year. Bears might cross 4,000 yards even with a run first mentality.

            That starts with your #1 receiver.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        If they were seriously working Treadwell, THAT would be a signal that Jeffery is on his way out. Coleman is a 3rd WR and special teams asset at the NFL level

        • MB30SD

          Then there’s no way in hell pace will take him at 11.

          • SC Dave

            Hopefully not

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          MegaQuon.

      • Ososfan

        Smart idea, sir.

      • SC Dave

        Yet he relies on a guy unable to play a single down in the NFL?

  • Big Mike

    Wrong on all counts. This is just part of the pre-draft subterfuge

  • Irish Sweetness

    What’s strange about any of this? Pace isn’t dumb. He knows we need a WR. AJ can’t play in a vacuum. KW hasn’t played a down in the NFL. We’ve got Jack all else at WR. Bottom line – we need another vet and I’m surprised they’re not already on the team getting into their playbook.

    Coleman is not getting drafted at 11 or anywhere near it. This is due diligence on him being there in the second, if anything. And even then, even if we drafted the dude (and we won’t), he just becomes a project at that point.

    Tag and trade was always an option with AJ if they think he’s soft and can get something for him. Alshon is not anywhere near the guys that are getting paid that tag money. He just isn’t. He’s a #2. Always was, always will be. Good, but not great. KW is the #1. We need a #3 … or a guy that can challenge for #2.

    Pace is sniffing round? Good. So he should be.

    • willbest

      He proved he was a #1 last year when healthy. He can get open even with double teams, and there aren’t even 16 better WRs in the NFL than him

      • Irish Sweetness

        He proved he was a #1 last season? By catching 4 TDs? BY virtue of the fact that we had NOBODY else to go in?

    • SC Dave

      Excellent summary! Spot fucking on, Irish.

  • Irish Sweetness

    RGIII is a Brown. A Cleveland Brown.

    • DaCoaches Mustache

      The browns will still draft a qb. They are the sadness factory but even they know Robert Griffin has at best a 50/50 shot at not sucking moose dicks.

      • Irish Sweetness

        If they draft Wentz, and the Niners grab Goff … fack, the Eagles will have to draft Zeke.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          If he’s there, I have a hard time believing the Eagles won’t take Zeke regardless of who else is left on the board.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Is there the remotest chance they could take a QB?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Philly? I guess there’s always a chance, but they just gave Bradford $26 million guaranteed to start. Unless he gets moved, I don’t see it happening.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Chase Daniel signed a nice backup deal as well, so taking a high first round pick at QB? Yeah, they’d move somebody somehow and eat some money doing it. I can’t imagine they make those moves in FA if they were sincerely interested in one of the top tier QB prospects.
            “Chase Daniel signed a 3 year, $21,000,000 contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, including a $6,000,000 signing bonus, $12,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000. In 2016, Daniel will earn a base salary of $1,000,000, a signing bonus of $3,000,000 and a roster bonus of $3,000,000. Daniel has a cap hit of $5,000,000 while his dead money value is $12,000,000”

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            there have been reports of Philly looking to move Bradford and move up in the draft.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I know, and you know, they’re just dysfunctional enough to do it.

  • CanadaBear

    Like my buddy at work used to say, “Don’t eat that grandma, that’s bullshit”. AJ is a solid WR when healthy. KW has the potential to be good if healthy. Royal is a good slot receiver when healthy. His last couple games Q looked like he finally figured it out and was playing at speed. Same with Mariani. If those guys are healthy the Bears are pretty well set at WR. I’m expecting them to add some guys at WR but certainly not in the first couple of rounds.

    • Irish Sweetness

      And after one injury? Two?

      • willbest

        Cutler can get it done with practice squad guys if we can land a good LT

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Let’s not find out and say we did.

        • Ososfan

          Leno played like a quality LT last year and he was mostly alone the whole year! I believe this off-season he will make sure the position is his moving forward.

          • CanadaBear

            I was pleasantly surprised by Leno last year but he has a long way to go. I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Bears take an OT at 11 if either of the top two guys drop.

          • Ososfan

            No doubt Canada, I think everyone was. I agree with you and I also agree Pace will try to look for Drafted competition for Leno. But I still have a lot of faith in Leno for some reason, his twee and work ethic show he’s not going to give up the job willingly.

          • CanadaBear

            I liked that he had a nasty streak.

          • Ososfan

            Yes sir, with some semblance of finesse, even the OL coach said he was extremely happy that Leno in the middle of the season said he finally “got it.” And it showed……..

          • Big Mike

            Competition from a 3rd-5th round guy.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I hope so bro, I hope so. And who knows, maybe Tayo works out, stranger things have happened.

      • CanadaBear

        The same can be said for every position on the roster. The roster is getting better but there is no depth.

  • Trac

    The Bears could still trade Alshon. They may even have a deal in place if the can sign a WR. Who knows?

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      All I know is, they ain’t trading AJ to draft Coleman. KW still hasn’t seen the field.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Dave, this is your senator (last night):
    ““If Donald Trump carries the banner of my party,” Graham said, “I think it taints conservatism for generations to come. I think his campaign is opportunistic, race-baiting, religious bigotry, xenophobia. Other than that, he’d be a good nominee.””
    Still bullshit?

    • CanadaBear

      Surprised he didn’t mention homophobic (for obvious reasons).

      • Sactowns#1

        He would have said misogynistic but I think that’s a plus in conservative politics.

        • SC Dave

          Lol… progressives are so funny. Especially their insistence that anything they disagree with is hate.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Graham is a progressive?

          • SC Dave

            Um no.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Thanks for making my point!

    • Ososfan

      Lol so many good qualities to the guy, I see. Xenophobia takes the cake. but I’m not ok much in politics so this will be my only comment, possibly.

    • willbest

      Yes but then you have consider the source.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        I think that makes it particularly damning commentary. I’ve never heard of a ranking Senator condemning the presumptive nominee of his own party in those terms.

        • willbest

          That probably comes from your lack of understanding about GOP politics. Graham is not well regarded outside of South Carolina. He is also a complete tool. For example, he has been made to endorse Cruz, but was caught yesterday saying Kasich was the best option for president.

          In fact this continues the process of bolstering Graham’s crafted media image that he is one of the “good” republicans because he goes after the “rot” in his own party and works with Dems to pass “important” legislation and approve “mainstream” candidates. McCain did this his whole career and enjoyed the favorable media coverage until they gut punched him when he went toe to toe with a Democrat and the senile old bat still hasn’t figured out the reason for that.

          Anyway, history is littered with these sorts of attacks. I mean Harry Reid and Joe Biden with rank condescension “praised” Obama’s lack of negro dialect and articulation. Bill Clinton likened him to a steward.

          I will say this, Dems are generally much more loyal than GOP to their party. But then Dems that sell out their party get screwed, and GOP that sell out their party get to attend all the right cocktail parties.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            You’re in complete denial, will.

          • willbest

            My word, you have convinced me with your robust logic and understanding and in depth knowledge of GOP politics.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Ditto.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            I told myself that this offseason I wouldn’t let myself care enough to enter into blog combat. I failed in that endeavor.

          • CanadaBear

            I’m trying!

          • Trac

            Hahaha

          • Sactowns#1

            Shut up and argue with me!

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            haha, I don’t want to argue, I want to fucking ski and smoke some weed and chill out in the mountains with you guys not argue. When does the damn draft occur? Offseason killing me.

          • Sactowns#1

            Well I ‘ll be up in Tahoe this Sunday. Roll through and we will blaze down the mountain, zig sagging and laughing all the way. Don’t puff puff pass up the opportunity to hit some killer green circle runs with ya boy. Sierra has a pretty killer pipe plus some great trees. Try not to choke and come on up.

          • Irish Sweetness

            If you pass GP at two in the morning ….

          • SC Dave

            I’d rather be backpacking

          • Irish Sweetness
          • MB30SD

            Hahahahahaha!!

          • MB30SD

            I am MB30’s shock and awe campaign of righteousness indignation

          • Irish Sweetness

            Cocksuckers. Suckers of Satan’s cock. Each and every one. That’s all you need to know about politics. Lying, preening, conniving, cocksuckers, that should all be beheaded for treason. The problem stops immediately.

          • Doc Nitty

            “I’ll never suck Satans dick…again you’d know you’d see it right round the lips…”

          • SC Dave

            Wrong map. He has graham pegged perfectly. But he was always junior grade. DeMint was the only senator anywhere I’ve lived that was worth a shit

          • Bender McLugh

            McCain’s downfall was the scrutiny of his policies once he ran. Batshit crazy doesn’t float well

          • CanadaBear

            I’m convinced he would have won if he would have picked a sane running mate.

          • Trac

            Actually Canada, and this is not an endorsement of Sarah Palin because I detest the woman, but she gave McCain a bounce when he put her on the ticket.

          • Sactowns#1

            I think a lot of people finf McCain to be a solid character but he also scares the crap out of most people. If he were in charge we would be in a constant state of war. (oh wait…)

          • willbest

            Once the bottom fell out of the economy, it was game over. Irrespective of Palin or the idiotic suspending the campaign.

          • Johnnywad

            Very likely. But if he’s dumb enough to pick her. Well……

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Quitting his campaign to play-act at knowing economic policy during the meltdown, and the steady realization that he’d picked a whackjob to be one heartbeat from the presidency, those also hurt quite a bit. Palin gave a bump after her convention speech…and then she kept talking.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Nor does “Angry Old man”.

          • SC Dave

            Which perfectly characterizes Sanders

          • Bender McLugh

            If you say so

          • Irish Sweetness

            Reps and Dems all go to the same cocktail parties. They’re all cocksuckers. Each and every one. They want to change NOTHING. All they want to do is drain every last drop of Satan’s jism from his fiery lizard. Be under no illusions other than the illusion of democracy in a system that is designed to stall and milk its citizens of their wealth.

            You want change? Drag them all from their seats of power, cut their heads off and put them on spikes around the Washington memorial as warning to the next crowd. You all got too soft.

          • MB30SD

            So much this… the first part at least. : )

          • Johnnywad

            Yeah. I don’t want to out anybody’s head on a spike. But the first half is spot on.

          • MB30SD

            Too late they’re already bugging our lines johnny

          • Trac

            Your statement concerning islam being a peaceful religion is starting to come into focus. Lol

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            He gets on a roll, doesn’t he?

          • Trac

            Jess, I forget everything is subjective these days.

          • Irish Sweetness

            You know what? That felt good. Like I could campaign on that. Wait ….

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Party before country, right, Will?

          • willbest

            You do realize Lindsey Graham is the guy that about 1 month ago said somebody could kill Ted Cruz on the Senate floor and there wouldn’t be a conviction right? And yet he is now endorsing Ted Cruz.

            Anyway, I have a lot of work to finish up this afternoon, so looking for Dems saying bad things about other Dems on the internet isn’t particularly high on my list.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            As he put it, same interview, the choice was between poison and bullet to the head, and he went with the poison. A truly ringing endorsement either way.

          • SC Dave

            Graham is a douche

        • SC Dave

          They do not control Trump, so they are terrified. And if it was Lindsay graham speaking, I could not care less what that rhino/ imbecile says.

          We had a senator once, but he left to work for the heritage foundation or whatever

    • Bender McLugh

      So Lindsey Graham was talking about taint?

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        That would be pretty unsurprising, would it not?

    • Trac

      Outside of the fact that Lindsey Graham is a pussy, what exactly is your point? He he.

      • SC Dave

        Lindsay Graham sucks

  • Ososfan

    Nothing, I believe. Just look at Pitt, they’ve become a WR mill lately and almost ALL their WR’s have played and produced and have been available when one goes down with injury or suspension. I bekive it’s just to add depth and better skilled guys for depth and production in the immediate future. Bear down!

    • willbest

      Anytime I see a school form a trend at a position, I tend to think it is the work of a highly competent scout/talent evaluator who just gets that position.

      • Ososfan

        Yea, thanks for reminding us Will! Sometimes we forget the great people behind the scenes! So money!

  • Sactowns#1

    Was listening to some guys comment on the draft and I found one observation to be quite interesting. Players who play on a spread offense vs a pro style offense are less likely to be immediately impactful. D players who play against teams with a spread style offense are less likely to be impactful. I haven’t looked at the systems our past drafts to see what type of system they played in or against (aside form Shea who played in a spread system) but it would be interesting.

    • Ososfan

      Interesting indeed. Wow, opens your thought a little, cool.

    • Trac

      Did you know that politicians that are anti establishment are less successful than those that are pro establishment. It’s true.

    • Makes sense, but depends on player and position.

      Long played for the Ducks, the most gimmicky of all college Os, and he pretty much came in and immediately impacted (and keep in mind he hadn’t even played football that long and only started for like a year).

      QB for sure.
      WR. Not really. They run more bubble screens and aren’t refined on other stuff, but look at the past two draft classes.
      RB. Minimal. They run a bit more option, etc, but RB is still the most ready made NFL position since time immemorial.
      TE. They never make an impact anyways unless you’re a gronk type playing for HOF QB/HC
      OL. Minimal, imo (see Long)

      On D it’s a bit more interesting.

      S. Notice drafts have a bunch of sucky safeties now? That’s cuz they’re all either box defending the read option, or pure coverage guys playing that single high, and can’t tackle.

      This position def has been downgrade by the spread/read. It’s rare to find college S now that can actually do both, cover and hit.

      LB. Don’t know really. I would imagine having to defend the read/spread would make one more badass, but if they come into the league and have NO clue how to read a real offense, then that would seem like a disadvantage (same applies to all other positions on D).

      Cb. Meh. Zone. Man. Don’t let anyone get outside you. That’s pretty much what they do.

      Dline. Don’t see how they’re at a disadvangtage if they’re used to spread/read. And by the looks of some badass as Dlinemen coming out lately, don’t think it really is, esp since they don’t really have to analyze a D as much as LBs and S.

  • That Guy

    This is a classic over-reaction piece.

    It is entirely possible that the Bears will let AJ walk if Kevin White turns out to be a solid #1. But we won’t know till after the season.

    It is entirely possible that the Bears will trade AJ if they get good value, but I doubt any other team is going to feel safe enough about the injury concerns to give good compensation to the Bears AND a big deal to AJ.

    It is entirely possible that the Bears love AJ and a deal will get done on July 15, because these things always get done at the deadline.

    It is entirely possible that the Bears are just doing their due diligence on these WRs. Teams bring in a lot of guys that they have no intention of drafting, or that they don’t really have a need for. In some cases, the idea is to start a file now for when the player hits FA in few years. Nobody knows what their roster will look like in four years.

    Alternatively, we could be projecting Coleman as a player that could slide. We want to know our grade on him so we can draft him at a bargain price. (If you think he’s a bottom of the first round player, wouldn’t you draft him at the top of the third if he’s still there?)

    Ignoring draft prospects at any position is just negligence. The Bears are a professional organization with a ton of scouts. They look at every player.

    • AlbertInTucson

      And maybe they’re just blowing some pre-draft smoke.

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    Prosinski re-signed. No more White Safeties.
    #BlackSafetiesMatter

    • Ososfan

      Lmao! Solid ST guy I think he was third in ST tackles for the year. Played OK for a bit. Glad he’s back with us tbh.

    • Type of guy who’s a solid 4th safety to have on roster. Quality STer who only gets in on defense in case of emergency.

      Kind of like Craig Steltz was for a while.

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        #BSM

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        I am Charles Tillman’s punctured lung.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Kyle Long quit smoking. Was surprised to hear he was a smoker as a professional footballer. He’ll be better this year as a result.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      That’s some old school, North Dallas Forty shit.

      • MB30SD

        Turrible. Hopefully someone else quit too

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Why whoever could you mean?

          • MB30SD

            Hahahaha… so?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Rarely anymore

          • MB30SD

            It’s cause I love…and worry

      • AlbertInTucson

        Joe-Bob Priddy (Bo Svenson) : “Joe-Bob’s Fine Foods…”

        Phil Elliot (Nck Nolte) “…eat here or I’ll kill ya!”

    • willbest

      Michael Jordan used to smoke a cigar before home games.

      “In Chicago, I tell people this, and they have to understand the context
      of what happened. We had to be to the stadium at 6 o’clock for home
      games, and traffic was so bad it would take us an hour and 15 or an hour
      and 30 minutes to drive. So now I’m sitting in a car for almost an hour
      and a half, and I’m very tense. I’m worried about the traffic. So I
      started smoking a cigar going to the games. In 1993. It became a ritual
      for every home game.”

      http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/One-on-One-with-Michael-Jordan_6189/p/3

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Given LA traffic, no wonder Kobe takes a helo everywhere.

        • MB30SD

          One of my good buddies looooves cigars. In cabo last year, I made him maintain a 50 ft radius from me at all times he was smoking that sheite. Disgusting

          • It’s disgusting being around it, but smoking a nice cuban, sweet.

            But man, I swear I get a slight buzz from it.

          • willbest

            I smoke 2-4 a year. In fact, my memorial day tradition now dating back 8-9 years is I start up 5-6 racks of ribs around noon and spend most of the afternoon outside reading a book with a never empty glass of scotch and a couple of cigars. Wife does something with the kids and a couple college buddies and their families come over for dinner.

            I always wanted to try a pipe, my dad had one of those and smoked that occasionally, but every time I glance over at that side of the store I don’t know what to make of it.

          • MB30SD

            Funny, we do our cabo trip on mem day.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Okay, I’ve seen this a lot. What is ‘cabo’ ?

          • MB30SD

            Cabo San Lucas Baja mexici. Google it + sprung break

          • Irish Sweetness

            My dad (R.I.P.) came home from a summer holiday one year and gave me a hash pipe he’d bought at a souvenir stall, I guess.
            I was like “Okay. he knows.”

            The tobacco pipe thing looks cool, but it’s a lifestyle choice right there. It ha to be one of those things where you have to not care what anyone else thinks. At all..

          • MB30SD

            The toughest part will be the big scratchy beard and huge cable knit sweaters you’ll constantly have to wear.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Why not…

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Survey time…top Bill Murray movie, any genre.

    • Groundhogs Day

      • MB30SD

        Love ghd, but has to be caddyshack, even though it was more about Chevy

        So that leads me to…. best Chevy movie.

        Spies like us is hiiiiigh on the list for me. Doctor.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          1) Christmas Vacation
          2) Vacation
          Beverly D’Angelo.

          • MB30SD

            Stop that. I get it, but have you watched slu lately?? Genius

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            No, been awhile – but I sure didn’t remember that Sir Paul wrote and performed the theme song. Wow, the 80’s.

          • MB30SD
          • Irish Sweetness

            Chevy Chase with the answers written inside his eyepatch,

        • Trac

          Yeah but he had a minor role in caddyshack.

          • MB30SD

            Agree, but his character is quoted all over the world erra day yos.

        • Spies like us and Euro Vaction tie.

          I didn’t really consider caddy a Bill Murray one. I think GHDs is quintessential Murray.

          And the Director was Egor from GhostBusters! Bonus (rip)

        • Sactowns#1

          1)Caddyshack
          2)Fletch

          • MB30SD

            Fleeeetch!! Top 5 movies evah for me

    • Sactowns#1

      This is WAY too tough. Rushmore is amazing, Meatballs was one of my favorites as a kid and so was Stripes. Scrooged is one of my favorite Christmas movies. But if you wanted to go all time, most impactful, universally loved? It’s going to be a tie between Ghost Busters and Caddyshack. But my personal favorite, Kingpin.

      • willbest

        Oh Stripes! I love Stripes. John Candy died too soon.

        • Sactowns#1

          Yeah but it wasn’t unexpected. John Ritter and Robin Williams were more shocking for me. 🙁

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          As a straight-up Bill Murray vehicle, I give it the nod over Ghostbusters.

          But Caddyshack is the winner if it’s just a movie he’s been in.

      • beninnorcal

        What about Bob? doesn’t make your list?

        • Trac

          I have to go with this. Stripes was hilarious as well.

        • Sactowns#1

          Nah. Good movie but others like Groundhogs Day and Royal Tanenboums edge it out.

      • SC Dave

        I’ll second Rushmore.

    • Ososfan

      Lost in Translation…?

      • MB30SD

        Seriously oso. Come on maings

        • Ososfan

          Haha, honestly I haven’t seen many BM films like five or six…..

    • Irish Sweetness

      Broken Flowers.

      Scrooged for sentimental reasons.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      I almost forgot about this one…but St Vincent was really good.

  • Sactowns#1

    Damn, Saints matched our offer for their TE.

    • MB30SD

      Assholes

    • Trac

      I was beginning to believe they would. Gut feeling. Ummm….tums!

  • MB30SD
    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Pace did him a favor; Matty wasn’t going to get that contract here. Love the guy, but Father Time marches on.

      • MB30SD

        Jeeeees, quiiiite!

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          right under that Forte article was one indicating that the Saints matched Josh Hill’s offersheet from the Bears. So, we now have to fill that hole at TIGHT END.

          which Sac indicated right underneath this post….an hour ago.

          • Ososfan

            Bum-ass Saints! Agh!

      • SC Dave

        The whole thing smells to me of Pox pride in *their * draft choices. Reeks like the old days.

        • MB30SD

          Siiiigh (does huge exaggerated eye roll)

          • That Guy

            We’ll know one way or the other this time next year.

            If Forte gets 1000 yards in New York, Pace screwed up. No two ways about it.

          • MB30SD

            Meh nb.

            I get it, but it was time. This is his team

        • Big Mike

          No, not at all. Reminds me of Bellichik. Getting younger, faster for less money. Invest it elsewhere

          • CanadaBear

            Not sure what Forte expected. This last year he was injured and finally started to show a little wear and tear. Not a lot but a little. That’s the only year this staff has seen him and almost every metric says 30 year-old RB’s are bad biz. Oh well.

  • Trac

    “It’s very easy to get lazy in the NFL”. Trent Richardson

    Gee…ya think?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/03/25/trent-richardson-its-very-easy-to-get-lazy-in-the-nfl/

  • Selena Sat? (it’s sat somewhere)

    http://allaboutfun.mobi/0e8d8e2782446

    • willbest

      I am actually surprised as how plain she looks without her production staff. Mila Kunis is another one.

    • MB30SD

      Hey selena… nice vagina.

      No really, she’s so cute.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Again. Horse’s nosebag. That is all.

  • Ososfan

    Damn, the bum-ass Saints matched Hill’s offer. Smh!

    • Irish Sweetness

      F** that. That sucks big fat donkey balls.

    • MB30SD

      My god

      • Irish Sweetness

        …. it;s full of stars.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Bless me father, for I am about to sin ….

  • MB30SD
    • Irish Sweetness

      Wow.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      a crowd funded product which has a video of a guy swimming underwater but for less than at a time before cutting to a different angle or clip. I am HIGHLY skeptical. Something is a little bit off.

      • MB30SD

        Yeah, and he’s a dodgy korean.

        • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

          Mb, not quite 74 in Chicago today but sun is out and no clouds. Glorious day. I’m in a lounge chair soaking it in. I didn’t even have to use my AK.

          • MB30SD

            Boom! Fuck yeah my brother.

            Just have that flashy gold death-merchant at the ready my maings. never know when you might need to snatched it up and put a few rounds into a fool or three who are steppin’.

            Punkass bitches

    • Scharfinator

      What’s the big difference between this and a rebreather? I guess you don’t have tanks to lug around?

      • MB30SD

        Yes, but supposedly it can’t be done scientifically and is a hoax

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    Boys, the wife is with the girls, the thousands of kids I have are all asleep, I’m 4 Hemingway daquiris in and I’m done with The Dark Knight. I’ve not been blown up by Daesh yet and I may get lucky if the wife comes home and it doesn’t wake up my year old that sleeps in my room and protects my wife’s vagina. Life is good.

    • MB30SD

      Sigh…. marriage.

      And your 1 yr old shall heretofore be known on this blog as….. Smaug The Devastator.

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        ha, it was my choice. I wanted to see something different than the Avengers model of movie. Entertaining movie, not exactly Godfather 2 but entertaining.

        • MB30SD

          Sex is better. … although, I think 26 children is plenty. You know you don’t have to have one erra time you have sex right?

          That and I didn’t know you guys were amish.

          • MB30SD

            Edit: take the kids old enough to see Zootopia, mine loved it

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Same here, funny stuff for the grown-ups in there too

          • DaMurph

            Those sloths were hilarious!

          • MB30SD

            I have about as much patience as the rabbit. I started sweating just watching that scene

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            The breaking bad references were pretty funny

          • Irish Sweetness

            Thanks for the heads-up.

            High-rise looks interesting, haven’t seen it yet. Sounds like Snowpiercer in a tower.

            The Survivalist was good for a small movie. Near-future post-apocalyptic tale.

          • willbest

            Sadly Disney decided to push around the state of Georgia while they manufacture most their merchandise those paragons of tolerance China, Honduras, and Vietnam.

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            I’m Irish so basically i’ve figured out using the scientific method exactly how much whiskey it takes to get my swimmers drunk as shit so they can’t swim.

          • MB30SD

            Hahaha, I think you need a bigger boat.

            I was kidding about the Amish thing, I know you’re irish.

            …lemme get you pregnant, I’m irish?

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            haha, don’t ever overexplain an awesome joke ever again.

          • MB30SD

            Ok my maings, imma go surf now… it’s only gonna be 74 today. : (

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            ok, don’t get eaten.

          • MB30SD

            Asshole

          • Big Mike

            What do you call kids born less than a year about… “Irish Twins”

  • Tubbscat

  • burntorangenavyblue

    What’s the big crutch about Alshon? He’s more than surpassed my expectation for where he was drafted at and has always been a great team guy. Is there something we just don’t know? Maybe spending a year under B-Marsh perhaps got management and coach concerned that a screw came lose from the influence?

    • willbest

      Jeffery lacks flashy character traits that closed minded fans have grown accustom to seeing in #1 WR. Coupled with legitimate concerns as to his health issues which have appear in all 4 years but didn’t cause him to sit out games in ’13 and ’14 results in a fan feeling he isn’t up to the challenge.

      They don’t think he is worth the 5-year 70-75 mil, with 35 mil guaranteed that a top 12 WR in the NFL is owed under the new new expanding cap structure. This seems a bit nonsensical to me owing to the fact that we are already committing 15 million to him. That is sunk cost as this point. So the real question at this point is should we risk $20 million the guy (15 in ’17 and 5 deadmoney in ’18)

      On the flip side if Jeffery puts in a top 5 performance you are stuck franchising him again this time at 18.5 million

      • MB30SD

        Right, right, riiiight.

        So your totally subjective hypothesis providing crystal ball is soooooooooooooooooo much more accurate than mine. Awesome man, that’s spectacular!!

        Where did you get yours… looks like I need to me me onna thems in order to be so much more right(eous). Right?

        Smhsasayw

        • Trac

          I think you’ve been looking at black holes for too long. Hee hee

          Watch the first 5 minutes, you’ll appreciate it. 😉
          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl26xWF4gZQ

          • Irish Sweetness

            1. Black holes are no longer theoretical. They are now proven to be at the center of every single galaxy.

            2. Stephen Crothers was expelled from the University of South Wales, then he got his mate to give him a fake honorary doctorate, so as far as I can tell he’s an unemployed gardener and a total quack.

          • Trac

            Jess that may be, however, this post was for comedic relief Irish.

          • Trac

            By the by Irish, did you know that every picture Nasa posts of Earth fom space on their website are CGI’s(computer generated images that have been photo shopped)? No real pics of the blue marbel. Also their CGI’S depict a round globe but NASA’s spokesman recently announced that the earth is pear shaped. How can this be?

          • MB30SD

            I’ve got a black hole for you to stare at! Baaaaahahahaha. ; )

          • Trac

            Ah…that would be a worm hole. Hee hee

          • MB30SD

            Sure, either.

          • Scharfinator

            Hahaha! gross

    • That Guy

      He’s just had a lot of injuries. The team is concerned that they will sign him as the #1 guy and then have him sit out 40% or more of his contract with one leg injury after another.

      • Irish Sweetness

        This.
        I’m happy to use him for the year and see how his injuries pan out. He is not worth the money that Antonio Brown/Julio/AJ/Dez et al get. He’s not up there in terms of skill with OBJ or Brandon Marshall, he’s just not in that to tier, but he wants to be paid like it.

        Kevin will no doubt blossom into the beautiful flower we drafted him to be be. Then it’s a process of finding two guys to put with him. One will get drafted in a month, the other may be a quality vet pickup this year or next.

        • SC Dave

          *sigh*

      • MB30SD

        Exactly. I thought this was pretty self-explanatory burnt.

        Concisely put nb

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    in honor of the upcoming Bears season I tested my new Tailgate burger topping. I consolidate flavors to cut down on separate ingredients. It takes up less space in the car leaving more space for things that matter like beer, whiskey, beer and whiskey.

    Death By Jalapeno

    5 Jalapenos minced
    2 cloves garlic minced
    Half Spanish onion thinly sliced and cooked low and slow until carmelized
    I container Merkt’s Cheddar Cheese

    Saute all ingredients and combine with Merkts Cheddar Spread in a plastic container. This spread takes the place of all ingredients and needs no ketchup, mustard,etc.

    The Cheese is so fucking Jalapeno-laden that the Cheese has a faint green glow with flecks of charred jalapeno and Grilled onion. Holy Fuck Balls.

    Ha! I forgot to tell you that there are fresh bacon crumbles in it as well.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Saved in the folder of knowledge.

    • Scharfinator

      I usually don’t want burgers at 9 in the morning. But I do right now.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Survey time – best Scorsese film.

    • Cormonster

      Film – Goodfellas
      Documentary – The Last Waltz

    • AlbertInTucson

      I have go with GOODFELLAS, too.

    • That Guy

      Of those I’ve seen: Goodfellas.

      But there are three films I haven’t seen that I feel make me unqualified to judge:

      Taxi Driver
      Raging Bull
      Mean Streets

      • Irish Sweetness

        All top 5 movies right there.

        Bringing out the dead is one that’s under people’s radar. I liked it. Nicholas Cage plays a paramedic under the stress of saving lives and what he sees on the streets. A good look at the underbelly of Manhattan. Ebert gave it a 4/4. Michael Bay fans won’t like it.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Probably Goodfellas, as close to perfect as it gets. Raging Bull was a great movie. I haven’t seen The Aviator more than twice, I’ll have to revisit that. Gangs of New York was very good. The Departed is a grower, I think that’s the one that has legs, in term of pure story, and it deserves a kick up. Taxi Driver and Mean Streets are classics. I have to revisit Bringing out The Dead … and I don’t think I’ve seen After Hours.

      1. Goodfellas
      2. The Departed.
      3. Raging Bull

      “Twenty years after an Irishman couldn’t get a fucking job, we had the presidency. May he rest in peace. That’s what the niggers don’t realize. If I got one thing against the black chappies, it’s this – no one gives it to you. You have to take it.”

      • That Guy

        Departed is a really phenomenal script.

    • MB30SD

      Jesus, for a second I forgot Coppola not Scorsese did apocalypse now…. I was about to lose my shit on all of you.

      Shark’s Tale (get it, like tail)

    • DaMurph

      Raging Bull and The Departed are my two favs.

    • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

      Taxi Driver

    • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

      Good Fellas but so many more memorable ones as well.

    • BearDown100393

      Good Fellas was his best. My favorite is Raging Bull.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Good point. I think Raging Bull was his best, and Goodfellas is my favorite.

    • Scharfinator

      The Departed for me.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Don’t forget, they still have until July to sign Jeffrey long term.

  • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

    AD – i know you threw down some straight talk on the Bears not loving Alshon because they took a WR in the top ten…..except that Fox specifically said they would not have gotten rid of Brandon if they knew White would have gotten hurt. They didn’t get rid of Alshon because they in fact like him and he’s not a distraction. They got rid of Brandon because some shit went on in that locker room and afterwards that no one will talk about and it probably went down between Robbie, Jay, Forte, Bennett and Brandon. Briggs actually walked out of a Brandon rant.

    They want Alshon….they also know he gets hurt and as a result they are trying to work out a long term solution that they feel is fair for everyone. They took White because they knew they were getting rid of Brandon and know that having two playmakers instead of 1 is a smart move.

    • MB30SD

      …and walked straight into about 5 Italian beefs.

    • Irish Sweetness

      The unfortunate thing is that Brandon probably got real – that’s his nature. He came out with some home truths and asked for accountability. and it didn’t go down too well. Briggs was the one player that needed to stay in that locker room and look in the mirror.

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        yeah, real depressed. Brandon is all good when Brandon’s doing well and getting touches and even when the team is doing well his production can dip a bit and he’ll still hang on by a thread.
        You take away his production AND the team starts losing and then the wheels fall off. Wait and see if Fitzy doesn’t re-sign and if Geno can’t deliver the ball and if the Jets lose some games. Shit will get real….real fast.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Happy Easter.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Any of you guys watch the Badgers?

    Know this guy Tanner McEvoy? Plays QB and Safety? He’s a Jersey guy, maybe Jefe has seen him play. Whatever about the QB part, but a 6’6 safety with the frame to grow into it a bit is interesting. Might be worth one of those 6 rounders we have … I like the idea of having a safety who has the mind of a quarterback. Think like the enemy.

    • Ribeyes for Operators

      Gabe Carimi was a Badger.

    • MB30SD

      Sounds like he’d make a perfect edition to you all-practice projects squad hero team mymates

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Peep his production – I actually was impressed, although I don’t think Safety will end up being his position. But we need to draft TE anyway at some point, and he would be an interesting ST guy and give the OC a fun toy out there.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      He actually has some serious wheels. Liked the highlights of him at read-option QB better than on D, but he’s obviously pretty damn athletic. No idea where he would play at the pro level – I doubt safety, everything I saw projects him at TE. “(He) ran for 706 yards on just 82 carries (8.6 average) for eight touchdowns”. Also was second in the big 10 in interceptions in 2015.
      If he’s available as a mid-late rounder, he would certainly be worth a look. Bring him to camp, see what he’s got.
      That’s actually not a bad find, Irish.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Wilfong has this RB Jordan Howard guy mocked to us in the 4th. 6’0 230lbs.
    He might be a good addition to the lollipop guild.


    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2016/3/24/11298768/chicago-bears-7-round-mock-draft

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Not a single safety selected? And a kicker in the 4th? What the what.

  • Irish Sweetness

    So of all the guys we’ve met .. the only big names are Wentz (gone) …Elliott … Ogbah … and Jihad.

    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2016/3/25/11302848/which-2016-nfl-draft-prospects-have-the-chicago-bears-met-with

    I think we’re getting Elliott if the Cowboys and Iggles pass… but I hope we get Henry in 2.

    • MB30SD

      Jihad… someone named their… baby…. jihad.

      My god if there shouldn’t be an IQ quotient to hit before you can reproduce, I don’t know any more. Smmfh

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Aw Pot Roast, you would’ve been a king in Chicago.

    • Sactowns#1

      He hasn’t signed with anyone yet has he?

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Headed out to NE for a visit (who are yet again having a fantastic free agency period so far).

        • Sactowns#1

          Chicago is a much nicer city than Foxborough. Lets hope he agrees and comes to the windy city.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse
  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Jon Lovitz is a playa. Well done, sir.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Uhm, I guess Megaquon is mega-f-cking-slow.
    A 4.65 forty???

    • MB30SD

      Yikes, that was my 40 time back in tha day

      • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

        slow ass cracker

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Fair to say he cost himself a top 10 spot?

          • Cutty of Mt. Olivet Nazarene

            he’d say he’s been spotted with plenty of 10’s.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Haha – he does OK, I’ll give him that.

    • It was sorta expected. He’s a Bmarsh type.

      What I hear from scouts is that receivers must seperate but speed is just one way.

      Crisp routes, high vertical, length, strength to shed jam and that lil Bmarsh push off etc are all ways to separate.

      From most accounts, Megaquon has that, though still, you’d like a WR to run at least 4.5

      But not everyone is Megatron.

      Then again, Rice ran like a 4.7

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Oh no. This is like the Antonio Brown/Coleman deal with AD.
        Jerry Rice was the best route runner in the history of the NFL; the 3 different scouting reports I read on Treadwell say he’s not a polished route runner and the Ole Miss offense had him run a pretty limited tree.
        Guessing he falls to the bottom of the 1st.

        • Yeah, I should’ve crossed off crisp routes (was thinking in general there about separation).

          Usually, most big boys don’t run routes like lil Antonio Brown types.

          It’ll be interesting. Some are comparing him to Anquon Boldin (who was also slower)

          I wouldn’t take him at #11. He MIGHT become a healthy Alshon, but we have that already so I don’t see the need.

          I wish he did run a faster 40 so some team can draft him before us at #11.

          Some team still might actually.

          It’s a slow ass WR class anyways all around.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Good point about wishing he was a top 10 guy.
            I assume the Lions take him if he’s still there. Which directly contradicts my bottom of the first round prediction, lol, but it’s my prerogative.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Can’t wait to see how happy Rodgers is with Cook out there dropping passes at a league-leading pace.

    • willbest

      Those could be interceptions now that we have somebody covering the middle of the field.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Can’t wait to see a few pick-6s against the googly-eyed monster this year.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    30 days out.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Sam Acho is back on a one year deal, according to Rapoport.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      Dude’s pretty young, performed well last year, upstanding citizen…why just a one year deal if they like him?

    • My N’acho Libres (FF Champs, thank u very much).

      I love his energy, and he flashes from time to time. I think he struggled a bit in coverage (like every other LB), but if I remember correctly, he’s a pretty good SP teamer.

      The 1 year deal tells me they may not be done bringing in competition at LB, which seems kinda stacked now.

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