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Finding a Quarterback: The Upside of Tony Romo

| January 19th, 2017

Five passes.

That’s all we have to judge Tony Romo on from the 2016 season. Five passes. But they just might be enough.

Ryan Pace and John Fox are feeling the pressure to win now and they may have a chance to sign a quarterback who was considered among the best in the league for a decade. Even with Romo’s injury history, it’s something Pace and Fox are going to consider.

The thing about those five passes is they were all really good. They were sharp and on the money. One was a 15-yard spiral on third-and-11. Another was a deep pass that would’ve been a touchdown if not for an interference penalty. Romo finished his only drive of the season with a beautifully accurate touchdown pass, displaying a touch that very few quarterbacks have. Romo looked very much like the guy who probably should have won the 2014 MVP award.

Forget about possibly trading for Romo. No team is going to take on that contract and the Cowboys shouldn’t ask Romo to go to the highest bidder. If he hasn’t already, Romo is going to talk to Jerry Jones and ask him for his release and they’ll work something out. Romo will then be able to pick his next team and the Bears will be somewhere on his list.

(Editor’s Note: Vegas currently has the Bears as the odds-on favorite to land Romo this offseason.)

The connections between the Bears and Romo aren’t hard to make. Pace and Romo were teammates at Eastern Illinois. Fox has been in this position before as the head coach of the team that signed Peyton Manning after 12,500 neck surgeries. (Pace’s former employer, the Saints, also signed damaged good Drew Brees after multiple shoulder surgeries.) The Bears brass can also offer both a starting gig and good chunk of change next year.

Surely, Romo would rather sign with a playoff team, but convincing him the Bears will be a playoff team with him won’t be hard. Look at the Cowboys. They went 15-4 with Romo starting in 2014 and 2015 and 1-12 without him. When the Cowboys got a good quarterback in Dak Prescott, they were good again. The quarterback can make a bad team really good and Romo knows that as well as anyone.

As long as they keep Alshon Jeffery, the Bears have a lot to offer any quarterback. They have three young, big and athletic receivers, an offensive line that can keep him clean and the second-leading rusher in the league. They also have a head coach who is going to let Romo do his thing. If Matt Barkley and Brian Hoyer can throw for 300 yards, what could Romo do?

But he has to stay healthy.

Availability is one of the things Pace highlighted when he spoke about trying to find a quarterback. There’s no denying that is Romo’s biggest issue. He wouldn’t even be available to other teams if he was available to the Cowboys this season. It seems like he breaks a bone every time he gets hit and there’s no evidence that he’s still physically capable of avoiding a pass rush. Romo might crumble in the preseason and the Bears would be left without their stopgap.

And, really, we don’t even know if Romo can still play at a high level. He’ll be 37 in April and old quarterbacks tend to not be good quarterbacks. The last time we saw Romo play more than just a few snaps, he threw five touchdowns and seven interceptions. He threw two or more interceptions in three of the four games he appeared in. His passer rating in 2015 was just 79.4. In a lot of ways, his 2015 season was like Jay Cutler’s 2016 season.

So why not just stick with Cutler? Because Romo’s best is way better than Cutler’s best. Before 2015, Romo had a four-year stretch in which he averaged 31 touchdown passes and 4,155 yards. Moving from Cutler to Romo would be based entirely on a leap of faith. If Romo can still be the guy he was in 2014, he’s one of the five best quarterbacks in the entire league.

Signing Romo would be all about next year; getting enough wins to buy Pace and Fox more time. They’d still have to figure out the future of the position, but if Romo can help them by taking the next quarterback under his wing, he’d be the perfect stopgap. Romo knows the Bears have to insure their future by drafting a quarterback this year, just as the Broncos did by drafting Brock Osweiler after signing

Nobody, not even Romo himself, knows what he has in the tank. It’s about risk vs. reward. If he can’t play, the Bears will lose some money, but little else. If he can play, they could have an MVP-caliber quarterback.

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  • Waffle

    I was looking for a reason to stay away and damnit if Andrew didn’t come through for me. Romo? We’re talking Romo? Hoyer, Barkley, Glennon, Romo………why doesn’t someone throw out the old favorite in Fitzpatrick and just get it over with. Haha, holy fuckballs.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      That’s what people said about Drew Bree’s. I’d shitcan cutty and sign Romo in a heartbeat. You hear me Mo Fo? Feel me brah?

    • Rack ’em (GP)

      fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

      • Rack ’em (GP)

        Actually can I throw out AJ McCarron?

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  • Captain Obvious

    The upside of Tony Romo? Your back-up gets lots of reps when Romo’s back snaps again.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Romo until recent injuries has been durable as hell. I’d take a flyer on him.

      • Captain Obvious

        Until his neck went cyborg, Peyton Manning was durable as hell, too.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          I’ll admit it. I’m facking desperate. That’s what this franchise has done to me. It’s become like a bad marriage for me.

          • Captain Obvious

            Just tell me you aren’t going to cheat on the Bears with some floppy floozy from Green Bay.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            No but I had a dream last night that had a red Ferrari in it.

  • Scharfinator

    Oh god no

  • Bender McLugh

    NO. Just NO.

    • Rack ’em (GP)

      NOOOOOO

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  • Bender McLugh

    didn’t read the article, if this happens I’d be very very surprised.

    I did catch Around the Horn discussing where Romo would be a perfect fit, and the consensus was Denver. The argument, and I agree, is that Romo will be good for a team that is built to win NOW, which our beloved is not…..yet.

    • Bender McLugh

      and it could be that someone or several someones argued the same point here

  • AlbertInTucson

    Hard for me to believe that Romo would be at all interested in a 3-11 team.

    Not to mention, with the Bears luck, he’d crumble the first time he got sacked for the.

    With Pace stressing “Availablility”, I don’t see why Romo would even be a blip on Pace’s radar.

    • SC Dave

      Let alone a 3-13 team!

  • Bears-4-Ever

    NO no no….please No.

    I’d take a 2nd Round QB in the draft and take my chances then to put any hopes in Romo in a Bears uniform. OMG NO!

  • MB30SD

    Stop this ridiculousness right now.

    • Rack ’em (GP)
      • MB30SD

        Never got a text btw

        • Rack ’em (GP)

          I’ll get one out tonight with the canidates all lined up

          • MB30SD

            Ok

        • Huge Bears Penis

          GP posts a pic of Favre… what kind of text were you expecting? dick pic???

          • Rack ’em (GP)

            You can ask Jen Stroger about that.

          • MB30SD

            Yes

      • Bender McLugh

        Favre Rolled! You bastard!!

  • CanadaBear

    I could see Fox on board with this to save his ass but Pace would be greasing the skids for his removal. It would look like a panic move by Pace. Once Romo goes down in the 3rd PS game, both of their futures go with it. If Pace goes this route he will become PE part deux.

    • Rack ’em (GP)

      Fuck Phil Emery.

      • CanadaBear

        Indeed! What a fuckin’ bad joke. He was worse than Glitchy.

        • SC Dave

          And that’s saying something!

    • BerwynBomber

      Not necessarily. If Pace also drafts a QB, he will have that fall back on (if Romo were, indeed, to get injured).

      Remember, Andrew is still proposing Romo as a stopgap. This isn’t the Cutler situation of the last eight or nine years.

      • CanadaBear

        I get that but the Beloved are at least 2-3 years from actually contending (unless a miracle happens and they are in short supply in Bears history). Can’t imagine Romo still being healthy and productive then. Hell, I’m having trouble seeing him healthy beyond a game or two with that back.

  • Huge Bears Penis

    ROMO! ROMO!! ROMO!!! ROMO!!!! ROMO!!!!!

    • CanadaBear

      EEK!

    • AlbertInTucson

      No Mo’.

  • Rack ’em (GP)

    She should be a character in Better Call Saul. She looks like one of Tuco’s enforcers.

    Now she’s calling out Rousey as having been escared in there.

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/1/18/14310802/amanda-nunes-ronda-rousey-fear-ufc-207-mma-news

    • CanadaBear

      She sure looked tentative and not really committed to fighting. Of course, when you get KO’d in under a minute, it’s hard to take away anything positive other than the purse.

  • willbest

    Romo is absolutely the best available QB option in 2017 outside whichever Dak is in this years draft.

    That doesn’t make him a good pick though. Because he is at best a 2 year starter and at worse not going to play. He is also going to make 25 million guaranteed making him afull 10 mil more expensive than JCC

    • BerwynBomber

      But isn’t it debatable whether Romo is going to see that money from any team beside DAL in the same way it is debatable Cutler is going to see $16M from any team next year beside the Bears?

    • BerwynBomber

      Nope. We wouldn’t be paying him near that.

      “The three years remaining on Romo’s contract call for him to earn base salaries of $14 million in 2017, $19.5 million in 2018 and $20.5 million in 2019. Remember, only a player’s base salary follows him in a trade. The Cowboys would be on the hook for the remaining $19.5 million of Romo’s prorated signing bonus, which would accelerate onto their 2017 salary cap if he is moved.

      None of the money left on Romo’s deal is guaranteed, but if the Bears were to trade a draft pick to Dallas, then Romo is assured of a roster spot in ’17.

      So look at it as a one-year commitment. Is $14 million too much for an older quarterback with a recent history of serious injuries?”

      • willbest

        Any trade for Romo would be predicated on a 1 year rental. If Jerra only wants a 4th for him then sure. Otherwise Romo will get cut and what kind of deal do you think Romo would be willing to take? Its going to be a 3 year contract with about 1.5 years of guarantee with a waiver for certain back injuries.

        • BerwynBomber

          Well, he ain’t gonna get $25M a year as you suggested. That’s crazy.

          Save the draft pick (no small thing), he will probably be cheaper than Cutler.

          • willbest

            Not 25 million a year. 25 million guaranteed. And if he waives his back injury a team would have zero reason not to pay him the 21 million a year that Philip Rivers is getting.

          • BerwynBomber

            Doubtful any team gives him two years worth of salary, but we’ll see.

            And we’ll also see if Cutty will get $16M next year from another team as you have long predicted.

  • Rack ’em (GP)

    Waffle –

    You are a mortgage broker, yes? This treasury guy Mnuchin. Holy fuckballs, this guy is the king of foreclosures, taking granny houses away from old ladies and doing the reverse mortgage scam. This guy is utter slime.

    You like him?

    • willbest

      I don’t know what exactly a reverse mortgage scam is. Its fairly similar to life insurance. You are basically betting you are going to die before you lose the house. Alternatively you could sell the house and buy an annuity and you would be betting that you are going to live long enough to get it all back.

      • Rack ’em (GP)

        tons and tons of ways. You are a lawyer. Come on.

        His clauses would buy the deed, pay out – granny would die in 6 months, and he only made 6 payments, he can pocket the rest – owe the heirs nothing, and foreclose.

        He charged fees to sign up for the reverse mortgage. He started a reverse, then claimed the fees were underpaid by 0.27, and used the contract loophole to immediately foreclose – even though granny was not dead.

        He sounds like Waffle’s kind of peepz.

  • BearDown100393

    Is this a sick joke?

    • CanadaBear

      I guess so. It’s not like it makes any sense.

  • Tortured Bear fan

    “If Romo can still be the guy he was in 2014″…
    who knows……can bears provide enough bag protection? Even protected by one of the best OL hasn´t finished a season lately, signing Jeffery would be a priority to entice him.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

      Good point. Dallas has best Oline. Followed by Raiders.

      QBs get hit from time to time, and Romo’s body just can’t take it anymore.

  • Rack ’em (GP)

    Now that it’s Trump’s world, Dan Snyder has decided to change the Skins logo? Now he does it?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1IA-DXUkAE4e9E.jpg:large

  • Rack ’em (GP)
    • Bender McLugh

      is that MJ?

      EDIT: haha whoops, replied to wrong one

    • AlbertInTucson

      This says the Bears are “3rd best bet” to land Rome.

      Who else besides Denver?

      Houston?

      Denver I can see. Great defense. Mentor for Paxton Lynch.

      I don’t know if Houston can afford Romo with the albatross that is Osweiler around their neck.

      Do not see him as a match for the Bears at all.

      I don’t think they want HIM and I don’t thin Romo is the least bit interested in THEM.

      Mindless conjecture.

      • willbest

        I don’t think Houston can afford him. They have to pay Brock $17 million this year. Plus they have a couple quality rookies coming off their contracts they need to resign.

        I almost wonder if Romo’s best bet would be to just be an FA until a 10 win team loses its QB1. How much do you think the Raiders would have paid him if he were just chilling on FA when Carr went down? He could have easily made $10 million dollars for only 2-4 games of work.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

        “Mindless conjecture” new GP and Irish corporate band.

    • SC Dave

      DICKerson is descriptive. He can be quite the tool sometimes.

      With Alshon and Jordan, not seeing a giant need for Dez and Zeke.

  • XEED XPECTATIONS

    DO NOT GO NEAR ROMO.
    He is broken and cost too much. Learn from a winning franchise like the
    PATRIOTS book and play it cool. Just ask yourself how they are always in the
    playoffs when they never pick above 25?!?! . Just look at the teams in the
    final 4: PATRIOTS, STEELERS, PACKERS & FALCONS….learn to be patient

    DRAFT PLAN A

    Keep improving the DEFENSE with the 3rd pick( JONATHAN ALLEN or DEREK BARNETT)
    then use the 2nd or 3rd on a QB like BRAD KAAYA, DAVIS WEBB or someone else

    DRAFT PLAN B

    Trade out of the 3RD completely but stay in the top 10. Draft a safety. Use the
    draft loot on the top 2 QB of 2018: Sam Darnold, QB, USC or Josh Rosen, QB,
    UCLA

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

      The Pats are in the playoffs every year because they hit the Lotto in Brady and have possibly the greatest coach of all time (who also cheats).

      But I agree on the Romo angle.

  • BerwynBomber

    Largely depends on what the Bears wish to be next year. If POX have dreams of contending, then Romo makes sense (even though it is a $14M gamble and maybe costs a draft pick). If POX is content to play the long game, then a cheaper, younger bridge guy makes sense.

    • CanadaBear

      Pretty sure Fox is looking short term. Not sure about Pace. If Pace looks short term that might be how long he stays employed with the Bears.

      • BerwynBomber

        But again, if Pace drafts a QB this year (along with getting Romo) then Pace has that to fall back on. Basically, Romo becomes a one year mistake and the keys are handed to the second year guy in ’18 (if not sooner; see: Romo’s injuries).

        For Fox? Yeah, different story …

      • SC Dave

        Not sure I understand all the shit about Fox and Pace having differeny agendas. Makes little sense to me.

        • Big Mike

          The consensus opinion is that if Fox doesn’t win this year he’s out. Pace does not appear to be under any such win or your out pressure.

          • willbest

            Pace didn’t pick Fox. And Fox is blue chip anyway. No GM would get axed over him not working out. Pace will get judged based on his roster management. Which was pretty bad in 2015, but had a rather impressive 2016.

          • Big Mike

            Pretty much what I said. Pace has a longer leash than Fox. That’s why they have “different agendas”. He did fine in 2015. That draft class had odd injuries. So his grade is what it is. But you watch, White, Goldman and Grasu are going to have huge improvements next year (not hard for White/Grasu since they didn’t play). Pace is going to be a very good GM for us.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

            It was REALLY fucking bad luck with INJ.

            If Pace knew beforehand that White would need a metal rod in his leg, I can guarantee he would’ve passed on him (and that metal rod IMO lead to the other inj).

            Goldman has just been dinged. Happens to NTs in the trenches.

            Grasu ssuuuuucks but maybe two years of building mass can help him not be a pussy.

          • Big Mike

            Grady doesn’t sucked.  He got beat badly with a Bull rush a few times and it hit everyone’s panties  in a wad.  The issue was 70% technique 30% physical. Plus I’m hopeful

            Get Outlook for iOS

            _____________________________

          • SC Dave

            Who gives a fuck about consensus opinion.

            Teddy’s is the only one that matters.

          • Big Mike

            Starting out a bit snarly today 🙂

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

        That’s what I’m thinking.

        Fox is coaching for his job and possibly career (at least as an HC on the NFL level).

        Fox might want to go all-in in FA while Pace might, well, pace himself seeing the long term beyond Fox.

        • SC Dave

          Well, if he’s mailed it in like all the experts here insist, why the fuck would he care?

  • CanadaBear
    • AlbertInTucson

      Ew. That is a LOT of misses on guys they saw up close and personal for a week.

  • beninnorcal

    Regarding Romo: No, no, and no. Is he any better than Cutler? Probably a bit, but he’s done, in my opinion. His back is shot. Nope.

    • CanadaBear

      I think he’s crazy to keep playing. It was like with Manning, why risk ending up in a wheelchair to squeeze out a few more years? I get all the reasons to keep playing but if you don’t need the money …

      • beninnorcal

        I would’ve been excited about Romo 6 years ago. Now I’m repulsed by the idea.
        And you’re right, why doesn’t he just hang them up? His golf game is already effected as well, I heard.

        • CanadaBear

          If these guys were not married with families, OK. Be as selfish as you want. Otherwise, think of the big picture.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

        Romo looked like he was pretty comfy with his hat backwards.

        He might retire.

        But sometimes the old boxer syndrome kicks in.

        Same passion that drives a person can also lead to their downfall

        #shakespereanFlaw

    • BerwynBomber

      Over the course of his career, he has been ALOT better than Cutler. But agree about the back concerns. The man should retire.

      • beninnorcal

        By the metrics of many on here and in the NFL world(playoff and championship appearances) they’re about the same. But I agree that by the numbers Romo is better.

        • BerwynBomber

          Not close there either. Romo’s been to the post-season four times. Cutty once.

          • beninnorcal

            Romo is 1-3 in the playoffs, Jay is 1-1. I’d define that as ‘similar’.

          • BerwynBomber

            Romo’s 2-4. Anyway, you have to reach the post-season first (babysteps).

          • beninnorcal

            Fair enough, I did say Romo was better to begin this thread, right? Oh, I said ‘a bit’ better, my mistake. Tony Romo is waaay better than Jay Cutler, easily twice the qb that Cutler ever was. There we go..

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

      A “bit” better?

      That’s like saying Empire Strikes back was a “bit” better than Phantom Menace.

      And Romo was like a 6th rd pick while Cargo an #11 overall.

      • BerwynBomber

        Actually Romo was undrafted. In his own way, a unicorn as much as Brady.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

          Yeah, to be more accurate, Romo was like the original Star Wars. Low-budget. A lil corny. Sci-fi, fantasy, for kids, grown-ups? Wildly exceeded expectations.

          Cargo was Phantom Menace. Over budgeted. Over Hyped. Deflating.

          Isa so sorry…

      • beninnorcal

        They each have 1 playoff victory. Whoopty-doo, Romo is so much better though.

  • MB30SD
    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Jess?

      • MB30SD

        jes

    • willbest

      I wonder which timeline the movie is going to be in.

      • MB30SD

        I’m not that much of a nerd, just like ass kickings

        • willbest

          I like it when my entertainment makes sense.

          • MB30SD

            I try not to complicate mine.

          • Rack ’em (GP)
          • MB30SD

            fucking hate zombies

          • willbest

            I was so pissed with the way the first one ended. If you are in that situation you cut that bitches head open and find the cure

  • BearDown100393

    Public Service Message to POX About Romo:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIcnBccjgMw

    • Bender McLugh

      Pusherman: “Cocaiyne?”

      Young Cutty: “NO.”

  • willbest

    Woody Johnson (how does a person become a billionaire with that name) is to be Trump’s pick for ambassador to the UK.

    I always thought it was the Jags that would be relocated to London. Apparently it is going to be the Jets

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      I have no idea but don’t forget, never fall in love with a ho.

    • Rack ’em (GP)

      The London Jets.

      I like it. Get ‘er’ done.

  • MB30SD
  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    Barring meteor showers tonight….so long mr. President. It could happen ya know?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3aHQwyVqP9Y

    • willbest

      Did everybody get their KKK bedsheets and their SS armbands pressed for tomorrow? We want to look our best for the Forth Reich.

      • Rack ’em (GP)

        The end of the regime that acquiesces to disorder!

        https://youtu.be/MPhHl2DpD4E?t=14

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        Nazi party= National socialist zionist party. I bet none of your commie history teachers told any of you this.

      • SC Dave

        MAGA

    • AlbertInTucson

      CNN & Wolf Blizter all but promoting assassination.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        Tassburds!

      • SC Dave

        Anyone surprised by their hatred?

  • Rack ’em (GP)

    Ahhh piss. Kiper wants Allen. I wanted Allen. I may still want Allen. I need to watch more film. I hate it when Mel Kiper agrees with me.

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/NFL-analysts-share-thoughts-on-Bears/d3727d0a-5fbc-4a09-a12b-ebefb6d70c74

    I am now on the fence between Hooker and Adams. Adams is a true strong, but he’s a huge upgrade over Amos. So much faster and quick to the ball.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

      I don’t think Pace can fuck this one up. Thank GOD we don’t have like the #7 pick or something.

      It’s gotta be Allen or Hooker.

      “NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah has the same exact first four picks in
      his mock draft, writing that “the addition of Allen would give the Bears
      one of the best young defensive lines in the NFL. He can play multiple
      spots and is one of the most technically sound defensive linemen I’ve EVER evaluated.”

      22.5 sacks past 2 yrs, as a 6’4 290 Dlinemen? Jesus, talk about production. Can’t really ask for anything more.

      A Dline of

      Allen-Goldman-Hicks (Bullard)

      Mouthwatering.

      Then again, Hooker’s tape is so swag – fuck.

      It’s like deciding between a juicy steak at some fancy steakhouse or some french-japanese fusion cuisine.

      • MB30SD

        If Hooker is the japanese fusion, then yes, THAT one.

        here’s my logic:

        1. We already have a bunch of dlinemen that are supposed to step up
        2. We went dline 1st last year
        3. We have ZERO dbs worth a shit
        4. We haven’t drafted a single FS since M.Carrier

        i.e., draft hooker over allen.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Does Allen have long arms? I’ve seen him listed at 6’3, that’s a tweener.

  • Doc Nitty

    Just say No to Romo. (And Cutler).

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

      And not necessarily in that order.

    • MB30SD

      jes…. fucking sniper

    • Irish Sweetness

      Doc, where’s yo black ass been at?

  • Rack ’em (GP)
  • DaCoaches Mustache

    Jerry’s old liver spotted ass is not going to release the Romosexual. He may get him to restructure his contract and then trade him for a 1-2nd rounder, but there is no way in hell he’s going to release him. He fucking loves Romo like a son. Some team will take the bait. Mark it, dude.

    • Johnnywad

      Romo parlayed a stellar college career at a no name bullshit school into generational money and banging the Dukes of Hazard version of Jessica Simpson. I have nothing but utmost respect for Tony Romo. I just don’t want him to be my QB next year. Jerry can keep him or trade him, whatever he likes. Just no burnt orange and navy please.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Romo attended Eastern Illinois University.

        • Johnnywad

          Exactly

          • MB30SD

            Ha!

      • MB30SD

        exactly, especially the last part of the first sentence.

        I don’t throw the word “HERO” around often, but….

    • BearDown100393

      Loves him like a son. Just like all the others left behind on Texas highways.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        If a bird was missing it’s right wing, would’nt it only be able to fly around in circles BD?

    • beninnorcal

      The Big Lebowski is probably in my top 3, possibly my favorite movie all-time.

      • BuddhaJoe

        Sometimes, there’s a man….

        • EnderWiggin

          The Dude abides.

    • Irish Sweetness

      A 36 year old Romo for a 1st or 2nd?

      Pass it over here ‘stache!

  • AlbertInTucson

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    Golf should go from week after Super Bowl until Labor Day. There’s no reason for this 11 month season.”

    Same reason there’s still 4 NFL pre-season games: $$$$.

    Same reason NBA and NHL seasons are too long.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Baseball season’s too long, too.

      There should not be NHL Hockey in June or MLB in November.

    • BerwynBomber

      NHL should contract and/or at least give some deference to cold weather markets. It amazes me that Milwaukee doesn’t have franchise.

  • Governerd

    Off-topic but pretty well done, Peanut’s letter to his younger self: http://www.theplayerstribune.com/charles-peanut-tillman-bears-panthers-letter-to-my-younger-self/

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Dude is truly a good guy. He did it right, good for him.

    • Scharfinator

      A heartwarming and emotional read. Good stuff!

    • Captain Obvious

      Holy shit, I love Peanut.

      Hate his fucking triceps, though.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Oh, to have been able to have chat with MY younger self!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Is that Bill Paxton/Chet from Weird Science?

      • Governerd

        Indeed.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Tony Romo is 36. When the camp opens he’ll be 37.

    Why in the wide world of sports do we hire old man Romo to carry out an offense he doesn’t know, for maybe one season?

    Did we let Jay go? WTF?

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Wasn’t Johnny Unitas 40 something? He he

      Life ain’t over at 37 man.

      • MB30SD

        it is if you’re a chick without amazing genes

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          “Life is a lemon and I want my money back.”

        • willbest

          or plastic surgeon.

      • Irish Sweetness

        It is for my QB!

        Another season of chance for the gunslingin’ boy from Santa Claus … if they want to draft Kizer or Trubs, so be it. Plenty of space on that bench.

      • MB30SD

        In 1910 and shit.

  • BuddhaJoe

    I totally wouldn’t hate signing Romo as long as that doesn’t preclude them from drafting a new guy. Best case he’s good for a couple of years, worst case his spine snaps and they’re in the same spot they are now.

    • BerwynBomber

      I’m semi-leaning that way too. I would still prefer Romo retire and we go with Glennon or Foles with a draft pick. BUT IF you truly, as a Bears fan, have dreams of contending next year? A one year roll of the dice with Romo might be the best bet.

  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    Hey Irish, how you been?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Hey Trac, things have been weird.

      I started a new job, supposedly teaching ICT to primary school kids. They have me teaching English to K3 students at the moment. And adjustment, shall we say.

      But we live and breathe.

      How you doin’?

  • Malice Halice

    I’m sorry but under no effin circumstances should we take Romo! Really, Romo? With the shitty pass protection we got already? We need a qb thats MOBILE I mean MOBILE! NFCN is full of savage DE,DT and LB’s and you say Romo?! He won’t last 4weeks. I rather take my chance on D.Watson.

  • Malice Halice

    Browns, Bears are the WORST teams for Romo. No unit of our team is SB caliber. Literally none!

    • willbest

      I don’t know, I bet Rodgers would love to have Jeffery/Meredith/Bellamy right about now.

      • Malice Halice

        Didn’t Bellamy drop a pass that Cost a game? Meredith I’m a fan of and obviously AJ. But AJ is the only PROVEN WR. As much as I hate the pack but Rodgers is the best QB since he’s been drafted hands down, he makin j.cook look good.

        • willbest

          Bellamy has had some bad drops but seeing as how Nelson has broken ribs, and Adams a sprained ankle, I am pretty sure he is better than the packers #5 WR.

          • Malice Halice

            Naw bruh, our WR unit was emBEARassing! Only AJ is unreplaceable for our standards. Adam’s n Nelson r great due to their qb. But regardless their playmakers none of our guys r not. Meredith was solid cuz ain’t no film for him. Don’t draft a WR this off-season for sure but that don’t mean their solid.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I would take the Packers’ Allison or Janis over Bellamy.

          • BerwynBomber

            Janis might be a toss up and might even lean Bellamy.

            But Allison looks like he could be a legit #3 if he develops.

        • Irish Sweetness

          ???

          How is Cam Meredith not a proven WR?

          • Malice Halice

            His stats speak volumes on why he’s not proven. Better than k.white for a fact but he was never a threat to DC n Db’s in general. How many 100 yard games he had? How many garbage time td receptions? He never altered a game flow as Howard does. Game against the Colts was his best.

      • BerwynBomber

        The first two, yes. Bellamy? Rodgers would be giving the fire of a thousand suns death stare.

        P.S. Rodgers would fucking love Howard too. You kidding me? Ty fucking Montgomery and waiver wire Christine Michael?

  • willbest

    49ers wanted to bring Vic back as DC, and the Bears denied the request to be interviewed.

    • SC Dave

      Fuck them. We need to keep that guy.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

      lol that’s cuz NO ONE wanted to work for the 9ers.

      I don’t even think they gave Fangio a pity interview for HC. He prolly gave them the finger after that.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Right. Hire a DC before you hire a Head Coach.

      SOUNDs like a Jed York move.

  • AlbertInTucson

    NFL Net’s Daniel Jerimiah has Allen to the Bears with the #3,

    Has Trubisky to the Browns.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Even though I’d love to draft Hooker, at the #3 spot, you gotta draft bpa whomever that may be.

      • MB30SD

        He is bpa… For us

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

      Trubisky #1 overall?

      (Browns have multiple picks)

      I think the Wentz meteoric QB will def be Trubisky – but many who’ve watched him have said he’s basically Cargo Jr.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Sorry, #2 to SF.

  • willbest

    I can’t believe those breasts are wasting away as his beard.

    http://nypost.com/cover/covers-for-january-19-2017/

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

    Bill Gates 17 must reads.

    I def need to read some of these. Any of you guys recommend any?

    http://time.com/4121025/book-recommendations-bill-gates/?xid=time_socialflow_facebook

    • willbest

      I have read “The Bully Pulpit” and “How to lie with statistics”. I found them interesting, but not something that radically altered my perspective. Most of the rest I haven’t even heard of.

      I wouldn’t trust anything written by Tim Geithner on the financial crisis or anybody else deep within Wall Street.

      I might be interested in “Better Angels” and “Stuff Matters”

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

        From the synopsis, the Geithner one seems more like a personal reflection on the meltdown, though naturally, I’m sure it’s gonna be shaded by politics.

        “Better Angels” def appealed to me too. I love reading anthropological/biological type books. Think it builds a firm foundation into theories of human nature.

        I’m also curious about “The Man Who Fed the World” (variation of Bowie song?) since I never heard of the guy.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I wonder how much Geithner made off that crash …. that …y’know … his overlords the Rothschilds created by issuing credit willy nilly ….now over to Diane at the sports desk …..

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            The Rothchilds are overpaid agents of the Crown.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Again, Tim Geithner is the anti-Christ. Make no mistake. He at the very least guzzles from the chode of Satan and lives in the seventh layer of hell. President of a Federal Reserve bank straight to Secretary of the Treasury. That wouldn’t be believed in a Novel.

        • MB30SD

          I think we just beat that last night

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Billie Gates? Not a nice guy.

      • MB30SD

        Neither is Bill bellicheat or jobs, or any of the other billionaires… Seeing a pattern here?

      • willbest

        Pravda. It’s still useful to know what your overlords tell themselves.

      • willbest

        Incidentally, Gates is a kitty cat compared to Page/Zuckerberg. And at least has done some redeeming things like stomped out polio. Common core is some wickedly evil shit though

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          A lot of people have been diagnosed with aids after receiving the polio vacination you speak of. Gates is on record for stating that he prefers controling the worlds population through his vaccination programs as a tool to dramatically reduce the population. He’s a sick bastardo.

          • willbest

            I saw that clip, but as child mortality rates fall in a country birth rates fall. So just the process of keeping children alive and healthy curbs population growth.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-Me-Naught!(Butch)

        Know thy enemy?

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  • EJ Stevens

    Dang, I don’t get these blogposts talking about Romo as a stopgap. The dude is not an upgrade from Cutler. He has had WAY more talent and stable offensive coaching support from Dallas and only posted modestly better stats inflated by a number of garbage time games. He is also incredibly fragile… Not to mention expensive. The Bears have had too many bad drafts and can’t seem to keep a good offensive staff together. That’s what they need to focus on. I have no issue with them moving on from Cutler, but Romo won’t get it done. Hell, he won’t stay healthy for more than 4-5 games.

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