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Questions For the Potential Glennon Signing

| March 8th, 2017

Spent a day being a prick about this on Twitter. Here are some questions:

(1) Do the Bears believe Mike Glennon to be the future at QB beyond 2017?

(1a) If yes, it will greatly impact their draft strategy. That might be the craziest thing going. If the Bears think one of the quarterbacks in this draft has the potential to be a franchise player there were only two “acquirable” guys that should alter their approach: Jimmy Garoppolo and Tyrod Taylor. Glennon? No.

(1b) If no, it’s fair to say Glennon is at least a more entertaining option that Brian Hoyer. We know exactly where Hoyer’s sky is located. Glennon’s sky is TBD. This is an attempt to be positive.

(2) If the numbers are real, how could a $14 million salary for Glennon in 2017 NOT preclude the Bears from taking a QB in round one? The best case scenario if the Bears take QB in round one is the round one QB starting in September. That would mean the best case scenario is a $14 million backup quarterback.

(3) Is Ryan Pace really willing to risk his job on this guy? Mike Glennon? Really? It just feels so outrageously stupid. I’m not arguing Glennon will stink but the chances of his being a multiyear success story as Bears QB are not very good. Pace has to know that.

(4) So the Bears just really wanted to say goodbye to Jay Cutler, huh?

(5) Does a move like this excite a single fan? Even though the story line was overrated, the team did play to an empty building at the end of the 2016 season. Do the folks at Halas Hall think this signing brings a single person without the last name “Glennon” into the building? It doesn’t.

(6) If he wins, will everybody love him? Yes.

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  • MB30SD

    Konichiwa bitches

    This isn’t even fun any more. Slackers

    • SC Dave

      Some of us have lives, MB.

      • MB30SD

        Ouch dave

        • beninnorcal

          That was a bit of a low blow indeed.

          • MB30SD

            Hahaha, I was just mussin Ben.

            I actually post more the busier I am… It’s kind of a release.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          The ole wounded puppy response? It won’t work on Dave, he’s a cold bastard. He he

          • SC Dave

            I learned that shit here.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Just having fun Dave, I didn’t mean anything by it.

          • MB30SD

            I seriously doubt that dave

  • Patrick Riordan

    It really is the least exciting potential signing of the year. There’s no long-term upside, his skill set doesn’t have much of an in-game upside, from an enjoyment perspective… nothing. I dunno. This is weird.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Where are you from Pat?

      • Patrick Riordan

        Hi! Grew up in the Chicago burbs (Geneva!), currently living in Florida thanks to a gallon-a-week sunscreen habit. How about you?

  • Patrick Riordan

    My hope is this is just a giant empty threat from the front office to fans who say it can’t get any worse than Cutler. “What, didn’t we teach you with Jimmy Pickles? Okay, well then, what about this giraffe guy? Jay doesn’t look so bad now, does he?”

    • SC Dave

      Why would the front office care about that? The empty seats were still sold.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Where is this Glennon thing coming from? There was an article on NFL.COM saying that the Bears were “the last team chasing Glennon”? Doesn’t that imply that NOBODY is chasing Glennon?

    And look at he side profile after that mugshot yesterday. Do we want a QB with a weak chin? Was Glennon in Gummo or Ken Park?

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      It’s all over the twatterverse. Apparently, the Patriots were playing hardball so the Bears decided to go after Glennon.

  • BearDown100393

    “Glennon’s sky is TBD”

    Actually it is the length of his neck.

  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    Quit bitching about 14 mil. That ranks 23rd out of the 32 starters. Not concerned about the salary only that his contract is a 1yr to 2yr max.

    • SC Dave

      With you Trac. Eye agree no more than two years; maybe with a 3rd hear option so if the 2018 draft pick needs another year of prep (or our line stinks and would get him killed) we dont have to search again.

      All presimg, of course, that
      1) Glennon even makes the team
      2) He starts
      3) He does not suck moose wang.

      Hmmm… is that likely?

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        If the Bears sign him and he doesn’t make the team? Wow, that would be bad, really bad.

    • Saruman for America 2020

      I wouldn’t pay a guy $14 million to be a transition. That’s like paying a goblin 14 pieces of silver to carry your palantir from Illian to Rohan. You’ve already got 4 orcs who can do that job for you. Maybe they’ll take a day or three longer to make the trip, but they can do it. And one of your orcs, while he’s got a bum thumb, crazy wife, and a metabolic inability to regulate his blood sugar, would cost you less than this long-necked goblin you’re thinking of paying. And in the end, what you REALLY want is a bearded Dunedain with flowing locks, who can carry that Palantir all the way from the Shire to Gondor.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        You make a compelling argument wormtounge. I’ll have to give it some serious consideration.

    • leftcoastdave

      Quit bitching about wasting 14mil on a flyer when you only spend 12mil keeping cutty, barkley and shaw plus a player to be drafted in the 4th while building a team with what’s available today.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        Not true on Cutty. Spexultation is he’ll earn close to 16 mil with incentives. I think they want a new culture on the team. The money isn’t the issue for me, it’s the terms of the contract. They need to keep it short and simple.

        • leftcoastdave

          We only save 12m by cutting him. The rest is dead money.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Saving 12M on a 2B dollar organization … by cutting your best QB.

            I just don’t get it.

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

          “they want a new culture”

          Exactly.

          Cutler is like that rich douchey uncle who invites you to a nice steak house.

          On the one hand, it’s FREE.

          But the price comes in having to hang with aforementioned douche.

          Many on here apparently take the free meal.

          • leftcoastdave

            For a year. The cost of not keeping him will be at least $10mil thrown out on a flyer.

          • MB30SD

            How about making that flyer poe

          • leftcoastdave

            All day and all night long.

          • Captain Obvious

            Exactly. This is what I don’t get for all the people who want to dump Cutler.

            WHO OUT THERE IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH BETTER WE HAVE TO HAVE HIM?

            Tyrod? Sure. Get him, then. Jimmy G? Sure. Get him, then.

            Glennon??? This guy is NOT the answer at QB. Neither is Hoyer. Neither is Cutler. If you aren’t getting Tyrod, Jimmy G, or somehow finding the absolute perfect guy in the draft in the first 2 rounds, whoever is under center next year is just a temp. And the difference between “Bad Jay” and “Good Hoyer” is maybe the difference between 5-11 and 8-8. So if you’re taking a pass on actually having a good QB, why not Cutler? He’s cheaper than Glennon — or comparably cheap — and you don’t go through this BS with bringing in a new guy. Seriously, unless Pacebot 6000 has some secret inside info on what pins to stick in his giraffe voodoo doll, Glennon is going to be JAG at QB. And if you want JAG, we already have one of the biggest jags in the league to be JAG.

        • MB30SD

          Bingo

    • BerwynBomber

      Correct. It’s about the length of guaranteed money and the amount of the guaranteed money. My first guess is something like 22M for two years. It is a bit steep but if they draft a second round or later this year, or a first next year, at most you are only looking at one high-priced QB year (Glennon’s second year). And if your 2018 first looks like the goods you tell Glennon goodbye or sign him to cheap back-up money.

      I do find it amusing that Jeff and all his Cutty-loving friends (namely, Jahns and Hoge) are trying to make a hay out of the contract money in comparison to Jay’s. Never heard a peep out of these folks in ’14 when Jay was shitting the bed and pulling in the highest QB salary in the league.

      • leftcoastdave

        I don’t love Jay. I just see the money being wasted. Maybe if you hate Jay, it don’t matter. Spend that money where it helps, not on a stoopid flyer. D-Fence!!!!!!!

        • BerwynBomber

          He is cheaper than Jay. If you want to truly save money, you go the Hoyer route.

          • leftcoastdave

            No he is not. Period, end of story. Nobody can be cheaper. Cutty is under contract for this year only. We save $12m if we cut him. Da da da dat’s all folks. Next year, nada. Sign anybody else and it COSTS MORE THIS YEAR AND NEXT. If he ain’t worth keeping, you wasted money.

          • BerwynBomber

            Cutty can make 16M if he plays the whole season. Unless they give Glennon that, he’ll be cheaper.

            And again, if you are looking for huge savings, go the Hoyer route. Glennon/Cutler is only a couple/few mil.

          • leftcoastdave

            What, if Cutty hits incentives? Duh? Then he’s worth keeping! Again, cut him and we save $12m. $3m buried. Glennon gets only what? Do the math. Cutty is a one time one year only additional $15m soaking wet unless he plays great. I honestly do not know the incentive clauses. But I do know that there are no more ties after this year. Dat ain’t the case with anyone else you bring in.

          • BerwynBomber

            “What, if Cutty hits incentives? Duh? Then he’s worth keeping!”

            Cutler’s incentives are NOT performance-based. They are merely roster-based with a restructuring bonus. He could literally dress and carry a Surface all year and make the 16M.

            Plus, Glennon will be (I’m guessing) significantly cheaper the second year. Cutty is up for 17m in ’18. I’d be shocked if the Bears give Glennon 33M guaranteed. Hell, I’d be shocked if anyone does.

          • leftcoastdave

            How many times . . . Cutty can be cut with NADA after this year. No 17mill. Anything Glennon gets over $16 is a crap shoot.

            Now, that said, I actually like the guy and hope the best for him. I just don’t think it makes sense to sign him in place of Cutty this year. If he is the best that is available, draft in the fourth round and see what develops with Shaw, your draft pick and possibly Barkley. But don’t take a flyer on someone who does not know the system and has no track record to suggest he will be any better than anyone already on the roster.

          • BerwynBomber

            Yeah, I believe 52M of Cutty’s 54M guaranteed has been paid out. All that remains is 2M of restructured bonuses.

            But if you’re are so hot and heavy about money and investing in the D, why not go Hoyer? He’ll be much more affordable than either Glennon or Cutty.

          • willbest

            No its all paid out. The only thing that is left is 2 mil dead money from a restructured signing bonus to lower his cap hit in 2014

          • leftcoastdave

            No, Hoyer will have to be paid as a starter. Check it out.

          • willbest

            Correct, the floor on QB1 has been raised.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Thid. How many games does a new QB in a new system cost you? 6 or 7 games last year decided by less than a score? A healthy Cutty gets you some of those. A Hoyer gives you none. A rook might shit the bed. Glennon could shit the bed.

          • willbest

            Cutty is 12.5 +2.5 this year and 13.5 +2.5 next year. It’s a 16 mil cap hit this year (or 2 mil if he leaves the team) due to dead money.

            Glennon is going to be more expensive than Jay Cutler if the rumors are even close to true simply by not being able to move on from him next year.

          • BerwynBomber

            12.5 + 2.5 + 1 (restructured bonus) = 16M. He has a 1M restructured bonus for next year too. That is the 2M dead money — it is what remains of the 54M guaranteed.

            Will Glennon rake in 16M this year? We’ll see. Or 17M next year? Again, we’ll see. But I doubt it.

          • leftcoastdave

            What part of Cutty gets nuttin’ next year if he is gone will you not acknowledge?

          • BerwynBomber

            Cutty has already been paid (excepting the 2M) So: he made 54M for being absolute shit in 2014, a decent game manager in 2015 and five games of crap in 2016.

            But of course we can cut him now and only owe the 2M. That might be the plan. But who knows. Maybe he’s back.

          • willbest

            So for whatever reason you seem to completely not understand Cutler’s contract.

            You cannot both claim that Cutler was the highest paid player in 2014 and that he stands to make 16 million this year. If you want to believe Cutler makes 16 million this year then he made 18.5 million in 2014 and was thus the 3rd or 4th highest paid player in the league. Of course that didn’t happen.

            Cutler was paid $22.5 million in 2014. That is what he reported to the IRS. However, the NFL allows bonuses to be prorated over the life of the contract. So as a fiction the NFL pretends that $1 million is paid in 2014-2018. This is to allow teams to spread the cap hit of giving player his money now over a period of years.

            If Cutler plays all 16 games in 2017 he will report to the IRS $15 million (technically that isn’t true because there will be a January 2018 game). And that is how much Ted Philips is going to write on the checks if you add them all up.

            That cap hit happens if you cut Cutler not because Cutler still gets a check from the Bears. It happens because the Bears still need to settle up with the cap in order to ensure they aren’t gaining an unfair advantage.

          • BerwynBomber

            Wow, you mean I was off a whole 2M? Horrors!!!

          • willbest

            You keep correcting people that say 15 million, with 16 million, so the difference must have been important enough to you.

          • BerwynBomber

            Okay, then 22.5 highest paid QB in the league in ’14.
            And 15 potentially for next year.
            Happy?

          • Irish Sweetness

            Just numbers Will. Nothing to do with football. If anyone is more concerned with dollars and cents than winning a lombardi then they are not guilty of pissing all over George Halas’ grave, because he was a tight-arse himself. But it pisses on the jersey. Give my team the best QB you can give them. Don’t settle for a weak-chinned lank.

          • willbest

            If Glennon get 14 million a year with 28 million guaranteed, are you really going to say that is more expensive than Cutler who gets 12.5 + 2.5 and 13.5 + 2.5 and no guarantees?

            How do you not consider it worth a million dollars to be able to cut Cutler, while Glennon you are married to for 2 years?

          • BerwynBomber

            We have to see what Glennon gets and even if he gets 28M guaranteed. But yes, Cutty made on average 18M a year on his deal. Even if Glennon gets 28, it will be 14M. That is less than 18M.

          • willbest

            I have zero idea why you are comparing what Cutler made the last 3 years, to what each QB will cost this year and what burden they may place on 2018.

            Thats called sunk cost. You aren’t getting it back. The business decision at hand is what provides you with the best value (cost, flexibility, etc) going forward.

          • BerwynBomber

            Tough letting go of Cutty, huh? Oh well. We’ll see. I’m not convinced he’s gone. Just yet.

          • willbest

            I don’t care if Cutler is QB1 or not. I care if Hoyer is under center but thankfully that doesn’t seem to be a worry.

            There are plenty of reasons to choose Glennon over Cutler. Culture change, injury risk, fewer turnovers. But a money argument ends up in Cutler’s corner (if the reports on what Glennon is worth are true).

          • Irish Sweetness

            This is all cock-knocking. Is Glennon better than Cutty? No. Cutty’s been starting in the NFL for what, 13 ..14 years? Start with that.A re we better with Glennon? Probably not. High percentage not.

          • Johnnywad

            I was looking for the right word. But you’ve touched on it there. Cock-knocking. Exactly.

            No sense squabbling over the contract just yet.

          • willbest

            It matters because if you can turn a Bellamy into a sanu with the difference that might be better for your team. So its not just a BPA and give them what they want situation

          • Irish Sweetness

            Why are we still looking to save, when we have all this space? Why scrimp on the most important position? What successful team does that?

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            No way the bears need to watch the capplication that closely this year or next.

          • MB30SD

            There it is… Logic.

          • leftcoastdave

            Yep. Just like my ex used to say when she spent a couple hundred bucks because something was fifty bucks off. She actually believed that she saved money.

          • MB30SD

            OMG!!! It’s a sale!!!

            Babe… I totally saved money!!!

            It’s about culture for me. We’re done with him, like the girl you already broke up with, but you have another 6 month on your lease. Uhhhgggh, what do you do? Spend the time/effort getting another place without a roommate.

            You gotta come home to something that’s awkward and that you dread.

            Not worth it yo. Just hook back up with your ex who’s easy but who’s a 5.5.

          • leftcoastdave

            Sure. But are you buying the ex a new diamond ring? The culture signal was sent with AJ and might be doubled down on cutting a few more. But they will not cost more to replace than the one being cut. That is the simple point.

          • MB30SD

            Sometimes the cost isn’t only fiscal my maings

          • Irish Sweetness

            Move a midget in.

          • MB30SD

            Hmmmm… I’ll consider it

          • Sahr Gborie

            For sure

          • Irish Sweetness

            Ted Philips.

        • Sahr Gborie

          Give this man a round of applause

        • Irish Sweetness

          I like Jay. I think he’s a good quarterback. For a long time he didn’t give a fuck. The teams around him and the blocking so poor, that he literally had to play with his pants on fire and two six-shooters strapped to his side. Down 2 TDs in the first quarter? Fuck it. BLAM! Oh Jay, why the fuck did you throw that!? DUDE! THROW IT AWAY! Next down, fuck me, move on! And then -and some attribute this to Gase, I don’t – he suddenly started ’15 playing with smarts. He threw the ball away a few times like we’d been screaming at him to do for years. The penny dropped. Finally. For whatever reason.

          For 12.5M I don’t see a better option. Draft your guy at #3 then Ryan. Why not? Any of the top three are exciting. This is Cutty’s team though. He’s the man. None of those kids know how to outfox a top defense in the NFL. Their eyes will be wide as saucers when they get to training camp and see men compete. If they’re not shitting their pants they’re not human.

          Cutty’s the only one that can drive this train where it’s going.

          The Brian Hoyer illusion doesn’t win you games. Jordan Howard, draft another good one maybe in the 2nd or 3rd. Cash in. I’ll make no bones about it and think drafting leonard puts us over the top in that aspect of the game – with arguably the best interior in the league in front of them. Draft a tackle and this shit could get real. We could be the anomaly to success in the NFL – a power-running juggernaut, with a gunslinger on the play-action roll-out, backed with a stout defense (feeling Jamal is a possibility if they don’t draft a QB, draft Malik McDowell in the 2nd). That’s where Cutty could shine. The rollout after battering them with the run. Did anyone rate Jim McMahon the best at anything in his career? He was probably the best roll-out passer in the NFL according to the pros of the day. Always squared his shoulders. Cutty could fill that role. We could run all day with Jordan and Leonard. Never let up on those defenses, tire them out. Be relentless, and then the ends are chasing Cutty out to the sidelines but they just can’t get there … it would be sweet.

          But if Cutty ain’t drivin it ……

          • MB30SD

            You’re delusional yos.

            8 years of Jay cutler+ 2 more injuries and a year older. This shit doesn’t go backwards.

          • BerwynBomber

            Cutler is an average QB. Not good. Average.

            And he will make close to 15M. Not 12.5. Unless he never suits up the entire year.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I think we were all on the Ship-Cutty boat in ’14. But then The Elway Effect … it’s a thing.

    • Sahr Gborie

      We can have Cutty for 12 mil

      • willbest

        Well you reasonably expect him to play 14 games or you cut him. So its more like 14.75 million

  • beninnorcal

    Mike Glennon is okay, but I heard that his uncle Rico could throw a ball clear over them mountains over there.

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        I iz black. Can I have a black American Express Card please?

        • MB30SD

          Hahahaha

    • MB30SD

      He wishes

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

    (4) So the Bears just really wanted to say goodbye to Jay Cutler, huh? – Jeff

    “Anyone but Cutler, really. Hey peanut thrower at Wrigley, need $14M?” – Pox

    • leftcoastdave

      That’s about the size of it.

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

    7. WHO likes Napoleon Dynamite? Pace, or Fox?

    If it’s Fox, maybe Pace says, “You want him, you got him”

    All the while planning to bring in a real coach/QB tandem next season.

    • MB30SD

      Oh well heerrrrooo

  • willbest

    Glennon is 6’6″ but its not a real 6’6″ because his neck is 2.5 feet long. So no downward trajectory to worry about. I do worry that somebody might break it though.

    • MB30SD

      And Jeff was so cruel he cut it off in his pic. Shame to squander all of that majestic neckness

      • Bender McLugh

        can you just imagine the neck beard on this guy? He’d have to dye it so anyone could see it though, fucking ginger.

    • BerwynBomber

      Hey, he’s Peyton-esque. Now if he could only play half as well …

  • willbest

    Oh speaking of Glennon’s wife. Jurko made the comment that he has a beautiful wife on the radio today, and Carmen said “what NFL QB doesn’t” to which somebody responded “somebody who bagged groceries.” and somebody else said “Brenda Warner is a unique beauty. Thats what you are supposed to say right?”

    • Bender McLugh

      OUCH.

  • BerwynBomber

    Antoine Bethea (S) released.

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

      Too old

      • BerwynBomber

        Yeah, could be another Antrelle Rolle. Though big difference between Tucker and Fangio.

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

          Pace is smart in targeting 27ish FAs.
          Sometimes that means taking chances on players with limited playing time (Mcphee), but that can also pan out (Hicks).

          I think the “oldest” FA he signed of any value was Sitton, and he almost had to since Grasu went down and Slauson was released.

          Plus, Pace knows we’re a few years away from true contention, so he’s trying to grow them together.

          • SC Dave

            Hicks turned out to be an excellent acquisition. Hopefully, he’s got another 5 or 6 years at last season’s level.

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

            McPhee was value too, just inj which is always my concern w part timers becoming full timers

    • Irish Sweetness

      Read it. Ignored it. Gone.

  • Irish Sweetness

    How many Glennon polls now?

    And not ONE asking the great unwashed about our CURRENT starting QB. Unbelievable.

    When Pace rolls out Cutty/ Shaw as his 1-2 for 2017 … and the possibility was not entertained by ANY writer …. I will shake my head so vigorously, the dandy will fall like snow at yuletide.

    • SC Dave

      It’s about the culture, not money. It’s not complex.

      I would love to see Shaw become something, because it would be easy and we hopefully had not wasted a high pick on a QB this year while we find out. Connor’s numbers at USC (yeah, the minor leagues, but most would argue the SEC is at least equivalent to AA baseball)

      Att: 733
      Comp: 480
      C Pct: 65.5%
      Yds: 6,074
      Y/A: 8.3
      TD/Int: 56/16

      Rush: 154
      Yds: 1,683
      YPC: 3.7
      TD: 17

      • MB30SD

        Usc

      • BerwynBomber

        Maybe JWood can run him through his college QB criteria list. The #s look pretty good.

      • leftcoastdave

        3.5:1. That would be a lovely stat to maintain.

  • Jim Wenhart

    The Bears are not a playoff team in 2017. Draft a QB and start him right now. Sure, it will be another painful year but the Bears may be relevant in 2018. Glennon is not the answer and the money slotted for him can go towards the many holes within the Bears roster.

    • MB30SD

      Brilliant!!

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  • T.dyon

    One thing for certain, no matter who they sign or don’t sign in FA for QB They will not select a QB at 1. 3, because Pace goes with BPA.

    • DaMurph

      No he doesn’t, that’s why we have Kevin White spending his career on IR!

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        Bingo! Still scratching my head on that pick.

      • T.dyon

        Lol yeah, BPA before and after hindsight tend to be different.

      • T.dyon

        Yeah true… what looks like BPA before Draft doesn’t always project after.

  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    When can we expect to see players actually start signing deals?

    • BearDown100393

      Tomorrow.

  • Bender McLugh

    If he gets signed point #6 is all that matters. Well, that and the fact that most of us fans already hate the guy.

    • Bender McLugh

      “I don’t hate him, but I sure do feel better when he’s not around.”

    • SC Dave

      Typical Bears fans.

  • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

    Tough to disagree here. That kind of money means he’s your guy, which makes investing a high pick in a QB a lot tougher.

    You’re staking your career on the fact that Mike Glennon is better than any QB in this draft will be. That’s one hell of a gamble.

    • BerwynBomber

      My bet is he will be the lowest-paid starter in the league not on a rookie contract. If, indeed, the Bears do sign him.

      And I still think they will draft a QB too — this year or next.

  • BearDown100393

    Jay Cutler > Mike Glennon

    When Jay plays, people complain. When Jay does not play, people complain.
    Just wait until they get a load of Giraffeboy.

    • BerwynBomber

      Plenty people already hate Glennon. In fact, he seems much more reviled than Cutty ever was.

      • Johnnywad

        Which is funny. Because he’s a complete unknown in Chicago. The optics are bad though. That guy just doesn’t look like an NFL caliber athlete.

        • Johnnywad

          And yet the city loved Kyle Orton, who’s hobbies were not throwing for very many yards or touchdowns, being boring, having bad facial hair, driving a Prius, and drinking Bourbon.

          • SC Dave

            It was the bourbon, obviously.

          • BearDown100393

            He was Neckbeard. But he was our Neckbeard.

        • BerwynBomber

          Yeah, Glennon’s hardly out of central casting for a QB. Plus, he has dumbass face and isn’t the most fleet of foot. And some pro-Cutler backlash informs some of it.

          • Johnnywad

            LOL. We jump from jerk face to dumb ass face.

          • BerwynBomber

            Hey, it’s Chicago QBing at its finest.

          • MB30SD

            chicken head is more accurate in my esteemed estimation.

        • SC Dave

          Yet so utterly typical of far too many Bears fans.

  • Johnnywad

    Yes. He should have been able to gaze into his crystal ball and know that a player with a pretty clean injury history was about to micro fracture the fuck out of his lower leg.

    And then the next season be tackled awkwardly, get his leg tangled up and break it.

    And thereby avoid the pick.

    And while we’re at it, we should totally launch Kyle Long. He got hurt this year. And fuck that. I want lineman that don’t get hurt. Or at least have the decency to play through their injuries like real men.

    • leftcoastdave

      The trainers should have been able to tape that ankle up and send him back in.

    • MB30SD

      jes

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Misplaced sarcasm. Only a facking bozo drafts a WR in the 1st with the holes this team had that year. Smh

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

        One of those holes is WR! Unless u wanna give Alshon Juilo $ or are fine w Meredith

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          I hated the pick. Didn’t look like a good football decision at the time, it still doesn’t.

  • Thompson Way

    In the end, the Media hates Cutler, and at the moment is neutral towards Glennon. So, small win for the Bears front office….

    • willbest

      Considering the media gets more out of driving a driving narratives than winning this would be a losers mindset

      • MB30SD

        it’s the thompson way.

        • Johnnywad

          Hahaha. Relentless.

          • MB30SD

            It’s all I can think about when I read his screensnames

  • Huge Bears Penis

    BMarsh signed with Giants.

    • BearDown100393

      Well that should certainly help Odell calm down….

  • Malice Halice

    If we take Glennon I want L.Fournette with our pick. Then snatch up t.smith in FA. Draft defensive n expect another top 5 pick for the 2018 draft.

    • MB30SD

      Oh Jesus Chris… Here we go

      • Malice Halice

        If we get Glennon were fucked period. Ain’t no way around it. Bringing in Glennon n losing AJ brings our O back to square 1 while our secondary is still in shambles. I cannot fathom any reason to bring that guy here. If we do, might as well save the trouble and draft Fournette so he and Jordan can kill da clock to minimize the fuckin blowouts we finna indure.

        • MB30SD

          I agree 100% maings, so why say fuck it and make another move that makes just as little sense.

          We have no idea what Glennon can do for us, IF it happens at least we can stop thinking about the QB position… And focus everything else on D

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            At least you left 10% for chance, I like to see that. He he

    • Captain Obvious

      So this is a joke, right? When we’ve got Howard at RB already, and some decent depth behind him. Why would we waste our round 1 pick on a team strength when we have a secondary to rebuild?

      Jesus, at least when you tell a joke, have a better punchline.

      • Irish Sweetness

        We have no depth behind Jordan. Jordan is human and can get injured. What then? Besides, Howard isn’t great at catching the ball and he runs out of steam when he hits the secondary. If they sign Glennon, he’s the perfect pick.

        Fournette is a freak. You’re not ‘wasting’ a pick drafting the next Herschel Walker.

  • 505Bears

    Glennon just looks like a damn asshat…if he gets signed, he’ll be holding a clipboard by mid season

  • BearDown100393

    Brandon Marshall’s avatar is the Lombardi Trophy, something he has never come close to winning. He also photographed his contract with the Giants even though announcements cannot be made until tomorrow after 4 PM. I guess rules are not really rules.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      He was cut. I believe the rules are different for players who were cut. They don’t have to wait until the new league year starts (tomorrow at 4) to sign with a team.

      • BearDown100393

        Thanks

    • BerwynBomber

      Beware of that second year of BMarsh NYG.

      • MB30SD

        Bmarsh and obj… That’s a fuuuckton of talent… And of crazy.

        • BerwynBomber

          Don’t forget Sterling Shepard either, who looked pretty damn good as a rook.

          Actually thought NYG was better than GB last year, just that NYG didn’t capitalize early in that WC game and then Rodgers began playing out of his mind. NYG’s D was pretty damn good last year.

        • Irish Sweetness

          And Sterling! Cruz is a FA, yo, let’s get him.

          • MB30SD

            He’s got one legs G$. HeDone.

      • willbest

        He signed a 2-yr $12 mil, they probably just assume he is a 1 year rental.

  • BerwynBomber

    DAL looking at McCown as a back-up.

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    CBS analysts now say:

    Jay to be released
    Glennon to be signed
    Draft at 3rd to take Allen

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    Mike Vick retired this week.

    We could just go get him.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      Vince Young is trying to make a comeback.

      • MB30SD

        How happy are you today?

        • Huge Bears Penis

          pretty happy, my girl came by over my lunch hour to blow the love whistle, so can’t complain.

          • MB30SD

            hahahaha… I meant about hoyer not being reupped

            and good for you.

            …WAIT… MY GIRL?!?!?!?! oh well, herroooooo!

          • Huge Bears Penis

            sweet. I did not know, been busy today so I have not kept up with the blog or news

          • MB30SD

            you’re welcome. cunt.

          • MB30SD

            and you didn’t answer my question!!!

          • Huge Bears Penis

            yes i am happy.

          • MB30SD

            woooooooooow.

            good for you, hopefully you treat her better than you treat me. asshole.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            I don’t treat you bad, I only give you shit when you say/want stupid crap. So I guess I treat you both the same on that front.

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD
    • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

      I think we need the Trump Test for that… thing.

  • willbest

    Jesus H this cold is kicking my ass. Somebody needs to alert the CDC to my kid’s elementary school. Definitely some bio-terrorism experiments going on there.

    • MB30SD

      rub some dirt on it.

      • willbest

        Nah I cleared my schedule after 3. I am tappin out.

        • MB30SD

          : /

    • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

      I have the most vicious case of pink eye in both eyes that you have ever seen. I look like I am playing one of the infected in 28 Days Later.

      Bio warfare

    • Captain Obvious

      Children are walking bags of disease. My kids infect me constantly. My wife jokes that children’s illnesses are why women in some countries wear veils… (my wife’s Lebanese).

      • MB30SD

        we were sick 10 times last year and about 5 so far this year. Brutal.

        Dooooood!!! does your wife cook amazing lebanese food? One of my favorite cuisines of all.

        • Captain Obvious

          Yep. She doesn’t cook it often, mainly on weekends because it takes a shitload of prep (stuff has to soak, we’re always running out of some obscure ingredient that you can only find at a Middle Eastern grocer, etc.), but I eat very well.

          And before we had the kids, sometimes she’d cook with just an apron on. And then I’d eat VERY well.

          • MB30SD

            hahahaha… lebanese food is fucking bomb dude. There’s a joint by my work and my god that food is so damn good.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Them belly dancers ain’t so bad either.

          • MB30SD

            racist

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            I love the lebonese. Great people.

        • Captain Obvious

          When head lice made the rounds at my kids’ school, my wife refused to go near our kids. I had nit-picking duty. My kids never caught the bugs, but we pre-emptively nuked them with the bug-killing shampoo, etc.

          Lice treatment where my wife grew up is to shave heads. My wife’s hair goes almost down to her ass, and she was so paranoid about losing it to the bugs.

          At least with all the snot and flu and stomach viruses the kids bring home, they go away somewhat quickly and then you’re immune to being re-infected. Lice ain’t like that. They stick around, and even once you get rid of them, one wrong move and you got the critters again.

          • MB30SD

            yeah, fuck that. thank GOD it hasn’t gotten us yet. I assume it will at some point.

            Selfishly, guess I’m lucky cause the only hair I don’t shave/still have on my body is my armpits and my eyebrows. hahaha

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Oh gawd. You probably pluck your eyebrows as well don’t you? Smh

          • MB30SD

            in the middle. def.

          • Irish Sweetness

            What self-respecting man does not pluck his eyebrows, ears and nose-hair, Trac?

            (adjusting panties)

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Lol.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-me-Naught!(Butch)
    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Did you get a flew shot?

      • MB30SD

        flew indeed.

        those things are fucking useless. If you ask irish they’re probably the thing they put into bond in Spectre.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          Now I’ll never get an answer from him. Thanks a lot.

          Was gonna unload that on him if he said yes. Lol

          • MB30SD

            hahahaha… I have first hand empirical evidence.

            All of my family got it last year and we were all sick 10 times… flu at least once each, if not twice.

            It’s a fucking racket. The strain they get every year is like a year behind, so it’s useless. The new bug has already mutated and is immune. Garbage.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Yup, I did that 15 years ago.

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

            Haven’t had flew shots in a decade plus. I get sick less than others for simple fact i dont hang around snotty children

          • Huge Bears Penis

            fair warning – watch out for hanging around/hooking up with single moms. that’s how i usually get sick.

          • MB30SD

            that’s not totally true is it.

            broken pissy children maybe?

          • Irish Sweetness

            Ayuh.

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    Revis says he won’t even entertain offers that are less than $8M for 1 year.

    8m/1y would make him the 15th highest paid member of any secondary in the NFL.

    Revis ain’t that no mo’

    • MB30SD

      agree. hedone…ish

    • BearDown100393

      Can he quarterback?

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

      Revis to burnt to a crisp last season. It was sad.

      But he can coldcock ppl for 10mins.

      Bam. Bam.

  • MB30SD
    • Irish Sweetness

      He won the bitch-slapping contest too …

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

      Been saying all along, Mixon is AS good as Fournette or Cook.

      If we can draft Mixon in the 4rth that would be the deadliest duo in the NFL.

      He complements Howard perfectly.

      • MB30SD

        And he can send off fat chicks?

  • MB30SD

    GP, you should see the newest player on my roster. double sleeve, finger tats, 9.5 bod, 8 face. cray cray, but interesting (for now)

  • willbest

    Biggs is reporting that other NFL teams are acting as if negotiations with Glennon and the Bears are all but a formality.

    • willbest

      shit. Wagner to the Lions. Could have used a RT upgrade.

      • MB30SD

        sigh

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      This is good news.

  • Captain Obvious

    MB, you see this guy? 6’4″ 224lb FS

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2017/profiles/obi-melifonwu?id=2558189

    Could be the latest 4th-round steal 😉

    • Bender McLugh

      he’s listed as 4th best by Walter Football. That would a nice pickup in the 4th round

      • MB30SD

        Adams
        Hooker
        Budda
        Him?

    • MB30SD
      • Captain Obvious

        Some of his highlights

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoLixnW-KiY

        Definitely not a thumper, despite his size. Downhill tackler. Coverage skills look decent for a S his size. You can definitely tell he’s fast. He’s got a faster top gear than most other guys on the field.

        I dunno. I think FS should get “solved” this draft. Any of the top 3 guys will be there by the time our 2nd round pick comes around, and any of them should be high quality additions.

        • MB30SD

          agree

        • MB30SD

          yeah, I saw what you saw. Sure tackler, but not near the thunder that Adams brings on almost erra play. He’s fast as shit so that’s good.

          If we go adams in 1, I’d love to have this guy for our 3rd.

    • SC Dave

      Saw that earlier today.

    • Captain Obvious

      Oh, and he’d neutralize most TEs in the league. His coverage skills look up to it, and he has the size and more speed than any TE I can think of.

      Not that I’d prefer him to Hooker or Adams, but if neither of those guys is available (say, if Garrett doesn’t get picked at 1 or 2 and we sprint up to the podium to get him) when we’re picking in the 2nd, he might not be a bad 3rd-round choice. Though I’m partial to Adams, who looks like a bigger, less fragile Mike Brown.

      • MB30SD

        I’m going to be 100% fine with Hooker OR Adams. I’d prefer Hooker still, but would be fine with adams who looks like an absolute beast… but then we should go baker in the second… or this kid.

  • BearDown100393

    I miss the golden days complaining about Ray McDonald.

    • Captain Obvious

      Just complain about Ronald McDonald and golden showers, instead.

      (I might be a little drunk)

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    Tyrod Taylor resigned by Bills

    • Bender McLugh

      figured it would happen, would have loved to see him signed instead of Glennon

  • Waffle

    If Glennon arrives I depart. That is a promise. What an ill advised move that would be. The ONLY way I’d even consider watching the Bears this year with Glennon at QB is if they pulled a fucking coup and went all in on D in the draft at DB and DL and then picked up the likes of Stephon Gilmore and Jefferson in FA.
    Glennon plus the putrid combo of Amos, LeBanks, Bausby, need I fucking go on……would be the death knell.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      That suckys yonny. If you and MB check out, who’ll be around to shake their head at my jokes?

      • Brike Glennonsweiler

        Brike will be here just meandering around the party looking all fucking awkward while nervously butting in on conversations with too many ughs and umms.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          Mordor scum.

    • BerwynBomber

      Brike! LOL … nice work.

    • MB30SD

      exactly. things are getting weird maings.

      They better fucking go balls deep on some serious DBs for me to stay even remotely interested. But that has never changed.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        Don’t let his Cutty love infect you MB.

        • MB30SD

          please

        • Brike Glennonsweiler

          I love being competitive. The bears are competitive with an NFL caliber D, decent specials, a run game and a QB that can throw TD’s.
          We need all of them now except the run game.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            I get it my man. Just messing with MB. I can’t wait to hear your concession speech when the blog awards you an honorary 10 year cutty sobriety pin. It’s gonna be fun getting there. Hee hee

          • MB30SD

            admitting you have a problem is the first step trac.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Howard gets injured, who’s your back? You like those OTs? We’re a back and two tackles short of a proper run game.

    • willbest

      The Hoyer love is strong in you.

      • Brike Glennonsweiler

        300/2/0
        300yds, 2 of those passes were over 10yds and 0 wins.

        • willbest

          Pace’s options were cutler, romo, glennon, Hoyer, draft or give up draft picks

          It’s an ugly world out there in QB hell

          • MB30SD

            Which is why I wanted to roll with the guys we knew and had last year. Cheap, easy, known. Fix errathing else and go big on D.

            Oh well. I’m still hoping pace goes fucking postal on D in Fa and the draft. I still might watch then.

            And look, you’re still aliiiiive! Congrats.

          • BearDown100393

            Jay is a choice.

    • SC Dave

      Shaw is da new Destroyah!

      • Huge Bears Penis

        yes, he will destroy his own arm, or maybe his knee, or any other part of his body in order to get sent to the IR and get paid for doing nothing.

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

      Heard Romania is lovely in September

  • Huge Bears Penis

    Tyrod restructured and staying with the Bills

    • willbest

      Wonder how much more guarantees he got

  • BerwynBomber

    So the Hoyer courtship suggests the Bears will also draft a QB this year. Hence, the QB room will be Glennon, Rook and Shaw.

    • 505Bears

      Lots of experience there

      • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

        what about Barkley?

        • BerwynBomber

          Valid point. Yikes. Maybe Glennon, Shaw and Barkley.

          • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

            I think that’s it, and they spend the 3rd on Adams or Allen.

            I really really really thought they would take Trubisky. But I can’t see taking him and then putting him behind Glennon, even on a 1 year deal.

            I might be wrong though and Westworld spends big on QB.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            I guess they knew SF was taking him. Good intel vs fake news wins evra time.

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

            Never know.

            Maybe Pace thinks Trubisky doesn’t get past #2, so he’s not gonna reach for Kizer, Watson, Mahomes at #3.

  • BerwynBomber

    DAL to release Romo Thursday.

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    I wonder how much John Fox got to veto the Rookie QB idea.

    Fangio and Fox were probably all about Allen or Hooker or Adams and wanted no part of grooming a kid they were unlikely to be here when he matured.

    Now is the time for a GM, in his 3rd year, to make the Rookie QB splash. If we sign Glennon I can’t see that happening – which is surprising.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      You Sir, made a bet. Don’t go all wobbly on me now.

      • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

        I did. I assumed Westworld would follow the GM playbook. At best Trubisky and at worst, Watson.

        It looks like he’s not following that playbook.

        Bears are giving Glennon up to $12M for one year. For a guy who hasn’t thrown a pass since 2014.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          I’m thinking 2nd or 3rd round for a QB.

    • MB30SD

      next year with a MUCH lower % of risk. I wouldn’t bet my job and career on a QB @ #3 this year if my life depended on it.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Isn’t it the first yer you do that? (if) When the rook develops, the management are gone …

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

      True, but WHICH rookie QB?

      Teams that felt they needed a QB when the draft class was subpar often regretted it (Ponder, Geno, Gabbert…)

  • Ron Swanson’s Mustache

    Why make a splash for a QB at #3 just to make a splash if your evaluations say the player is not worth the pick?

    Makes no sense.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Eye agree. Look for them to draft one in the 2nd or 3rd maybe.

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)
  • BearDown100393
    • Zap Rowsdower (GP)
      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        That’s the only job I ever got fired from. Stocking shelves after 2 a days was pure agony.

    • BerwynBomber

      So long Mr. 300/2/0.

      • MB30SD

        *sniff*

      • Brike Glennonsweiler

        I never understood what the 300/2/0 was , does that mean 300yds, 2 of those passes over 10yds and 0 wins?

        • MB30SD

          jes

        • chitownproud85

          as opposed to what, 220 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT and 0 wins?

          • MB30SD

            dude, it’s more like:

            Game 1: 414 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs 1 Win
            Game 2: 185 yards, 2 TDs, 4 INTs, 2 strip-sacks, 0 Wins
            Game 3: 258 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 1 strip-sack, 0 Wins
            Game 4: 213 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs, 0 strip-sack (!!!), 0 Wins
            etc…

            Can’t you see the massive difference?!?!?!

          • Irish Sweetness

            And the playoffs in ’15 …?

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

            2016

            Hoyer–TD-6—-INTs-0—Fumb-1—Comp%67—–SK-4——QBrat-98.0—QBR-65.2
            Cutler- TD-4—-INTs-5—Fumb-5—Comp%59.1—SK-17—-QBrat-78.1—QBR-27.8
            …..DcaptainScreamingInface-1——GivesaFucks-0

        • Irish Sweetness

          Jesus! Hey Powder ….

    • MB30SD

      Wow, should I cry now or later?

      HBP is going to be ECSTATIC!!!

      Well, here we come Glennon (a taller, funnier looking hoyer)

  • BearDown100393

    Billy Redden and his banjo stole Jay’s job.

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    Leno-Sitton-Whitehair-Long-Wagner

    Howard

    Should be able to run the ball.

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)
    • MB30SD

      deeeeeeuuuum!

    • BerwynBomber

      2 years for 12M is the estimate.

      • Sahr Gborie

        why could we not give that to hoyer instead of 15 mil a year to the giraffe?

        • BerwynBomber

          Yeah, I posed this last night but a couple of resident DBB contract specialists/Cutty lovers told “oh, hell no. Hoyer would get Glennon even Cutty money to start!”

          Early reports are Hoyer will get 6M per year with the opportunity to start.

          • MB30SD

            that shit wasn’t me

          • BerwynBomber

            Oh I know exactly who it was and yes not you.

            Anyway, no biggie. The motives are usually transparent in those debates.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Because of the not being able to play football thing.

    • SC Dave

      🙁

  • MB30SD

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/nflfreeagency17signings/2017-nfl-free-agency-signings-reaction-moves-deals

    booooooring! Come on pace, help a brother out while I write these fucking works things.

  • chitownproud85

    Sooo..does Glennon come with 1 year or 2? If its only 1, IF its ONLY 1, I guess I get it. Its basically taking a flier on a guy that at least has some possible potential upside, and you probably wouldnt be starting a QB draft pick on day one anyway…so its kind of like swinging twice at once in search of our next quarterback.

    Someone has to stop this. Rationalizing this is BULLSHIT

    • willbest

      It will be no less than 1.5

      • chitownproud85

        I assume there is no way he is signing anywhere for less than 2, chance to start be damned. So if he does come to Chi-town, it looks like he’d be a guy for 2 years, even if hes never THE guy.

    • BearDown100393
    • BearDown100393

      Glennon will ask for 3 years and Pace will give him 8.

      • chitownproud85

        Three is definitely too much unless they are only paying him 6 a year or something lol. Its either short and sweet and a bridge contract, or they sign him for money they can live with paying a potential backup. If he gets 3 at that 12-16mil, my gasket blows.

        • BearDown100393

          Glennon was offered $8 million just to back up crab legs. The Bears will pony up dollars and years just to balance out that lovely IL tax bill also.

          • chitownproud85

            Our quest to remain a punch line seems to be going well. We’ll see though, nothing official yet.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            they can give a 20 year contract for all I care, it does not matter. the only thing that matters is GUARANTEED MONEY. They will most likely give him somewhere between 1 and 2 years of guaranteed money.

          • BerwynBomber

            The only thing that matters is guaranteed money EXCEPT when discussing Jay Cutler’s contract. Or so goes the lesson I learned the last three years.

  • BearDown100393

    Fire Ryan Pace.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Future Hall of Fame GM.

      • chitownproud85

        Report to HR

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          Hahaha

    • Sahr Gborie

      quiet your impatience

      • BearDown100393

        I have a bad feeling about this.

        • BerwynBomber

          Compared to what? The last three years?

          • BearDown100393

            Sadly. Yes. These are dark(er) times.

          • BerwynBomber

            SMH …

          • BearDown100393

            Send out Willard. The grocery bill needs to be paid now.

          • MB30SD

            Wilfred

          • BearDown100393

            Captain Willard

  • MB30SD
    • BerwynBomber

      Although I do prefer him to Mortensen, who always struck me as too much of a shield guy.

  • willbest

    Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen. Looks like black uni is expendable

    • Huge Bears Penis

      kind of knew that when he started talking about breaking the bank with his next contract. Belichick does not like that crap

    • AlbertInTucson

      Bennett wants a big payday.

      You know how the Patriots often deal with THAT concept.

      • MB30SD

        to the browns!!!

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD

    jesus fucking christ, we are going to continue to be a fucking laughing stock.

    When even that dickbag peter king is making fun of the QB you’re fighting to get:

    smmfh: http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/03/08/nfl-free-agency-mike-glennon-aj-bouye-signings

    • BearDown100393

      Yes we already are.

      • MB30SD

        I know. and I am fucking teetering on the edge of, ‘fuck this org, I’ll come back when they pull their heads out of our fucking ass’ right now.

        so over garbage

        • BearDown100393

          Pace is a problem. He is not a solution.

          • MB30SD

            really? I actually really liked this last off season. I HAVE to believe he’s getting pressure from above.

            It’s ok, in the end… I gots more rhymes than Jamaica gots mangos.

          • BearDown100393

            Yep. Fire Pace. My new mantra.

          • MB30SD

            Ok, fire erraone. fuck it.

            sarcastic bastard. And I’m gullible… and fragile right now. It’s italian.

          • SC Dave

            Man up, MB! Nothing’s happened yet. We can walk the edge when the draft is over.

          • MB30SD

            fair statement dave.

          • RenoBear

            Love the beastie boys… speaking of which, my best bud has been diagnosed w the same throat cancer that got MCA.. and my buddy emulated those dudes growing up… weird shit! He just finished his last chemo, now has like 4 radiation treatments coming up. 43 yrs old w a 7 and 3 year old boy and girl. Life ain’t right man. But he’s doing good and we’re all keepin the faith

          • MB30SD

            fucken a man. best wishes to him. scary shit. damn.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I feel that. Worst thing ever if you have kids. Any man can die alone, but leaving kids behind … fuck that. Hope he pulls thru.

          • Malice Halice

            I really think Pace is on some poker face type shit. Letting the mass believe he finna make a dumb ass move n WHAM! Tyrod Taylor becomes a bear. Idk I’m calling bluff tho.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            taylor restructured and is staying with the Bills.

          • Malice Halice

            DAYUM! Welp, guess let’s hope the Cubs and Blackhawks keep us entertained during the fall. Cuz this may be the most challenging year yet for us bears fans.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            It will be better than the Craig Krenzel year.

          • MB30SD

            worse than last year!?!?? hahahaha, fucking can’t be… can it

          • Malice Halice

            I think so because we KNOW shit ain’t happenin. Atleast we had Jordan to ease the pain and Floyds 2 sack game for td against the fudgers. Our highlights from last year is pathetic. I honestly don’t believe Pace is even trying to sell jerseys at this point. U can give me 200 bucks right now and I’d rather buy Mid-grade weed than anybody on our roster.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      It can only get better. Can it really get any worse? Trust me on this.

    • SC Dave

      Did we sign Glennon? If not, it’s all talk.

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

        Who’s left tho? Tyrod staying. Hoyer to SF leaves us w shit.

        • MB30SD

          GLEEEEEENNNOOONN the chicken

        • Johnnywad

          Draft choice and Shaw.

          • Irish Sweetness

            For the season? Two guys, one a rook?

  • MB30SD

    Here’s the Capt’n’s booooyyyyeeeee!

    http://www.si.com/nfl/2017/03/08/combine-draft-scouting-reports-rumors-deshaun-watson

    Obi Melifonwu, S, UConn: The huge safety (6′ 4″, 224 pounds) continued a very impressive off-season. “Basically from the start of the bowl season through the combine, really finished strong,” said one scout. He ran a 4.40 in the 40, and was great in the vertical and broad jumps. “I think he moves well enough and showed enough range, he showed that he could be an interchangeable safety,” said another scout. “Maybe a nickel linebacker, but I think his home position would be a safety.”

    • SC Dave

      I like the idea of a safety only giving up 2″ to the big receivers.

      • MB30SD

        and he’s fast. Good tackler although he doesn’t bring the wood.

        I would be VERY happy with a Adams/Meli one-two punch

        • SC Dave

          I watched the highlight reel, and whoever posted it said he was not a big hitter. Don’t care. What really matters is stopping the forward progress of the ball, and (at least so far as a highlight reel tells one) this guy does exactly that.

          • MB30SD

            yes, hence ‘sure tackler, but not a wood guy’.

            Adams is both and he jumps off the screen

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

      Saw his tape. Not impressed. Did ge even have any INTs in college?

      5th and beyond

      • MB30SD

        all his measurables are off the charts and the scouts said he looked fluid and athletic… rangy. um yes please (unless we take hooker)

    • Irish Sweetness

      Love to have a big safety. Him and Jamal would be super sweet.

      • MB30SD

        Exactly

  • MB30SD

    if you can stand adam schefter’s voice: http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=18843303

  • 505Bears

    Again….if I wake up and the first thing I read is “Glennon is a Bear for $17m/3 years…” I may just launch my phone

    • MB30SD

      prepare yourself bud

    • Huge Bears Penis

      hope it is not an old Nokia, might hurt someone, or take out a building.

    • Malice Halice

      I got a galaxy active so plz believe it will become a projectile

    • BearDown100393

      Better insure it first.

  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)
  • Malice Halice

    Anybody wanna take a bet B.Marshall gone end up fighting on da sidelines? I can’t wait to see them 2 emo’s together lol
    Him n odell I mean

    • SC Dave

      Winning solves everything, and I expect the Giants may do a lot of that.

      • Malice Halice

        Not if those 2 end up clashing. Odell has a ego like Kanye n Brandon tell it how it is. But I agree

    • BearDown100393

      At training camp.

      • Malice Halice

        Haha 4real

    • willbest

      I suspect BMarsh and ODB have hung out a bunch. They have been in NYC/NJ for two years.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Eli might get another ring.
      (shudders)

  • SC Dave

    Okay, damnit.

    You all know I have that douche nozzle Vadgers as much as any of you, but…

    Remember when the Packer shit was all going insane? What did he say?

    RELAX.

    That’s where it is right now.

    Chill.

    So we let DA DESTROYAH(!) walk. Other than that, nothing has happened yet other than endless gum-flapping by so-called experts.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      exactly we let Hoyer walk, no big deal. That’s like letting an old RB who lost a step walk, no big deal.

      • MB30SD

        hahahahaha… you’ve been too busy to unleash. I’ve been waiting for it all day

      • Malice Halice

        Not if that rb came in as a back up n rushed for 200 yards 4 fuckin games str8

    • BearDown100393

      And Jay. And Alshon. What me worry?

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

    Is the Destroya all but gone? Fuuuuuck!
    He was Orton +.
    I guess the Bears don’t like sustained drives w minimal sacks and TOs to rest their D.

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

      Keep hope alive

      According to NFL Network’s Mike Silver, it is “more likely than not” Redskins franchise player Kirk Cousins ends up as the 49ers’ quarterback.
      Silver did allow that this marriage might not happen until 2018, but stated he believes Cousins “wants to be in San Francisco,” and the potential marriage “wants to happen on both ends.” The 49ers’ current supporting cast would be a significant obstacle for Cousins’ outlook in the Bay Area, but he is coveted by new coach Kyle Shanahan, and the Niners are presently armed with ten draft picks, including No. 2 overall. The Redskins also look likely to lose DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in free agency, essentially dismantling an offense that last year finished No. 3 in yards per game and No. 12 in points. They are also expected to part ways with talented GM Scot McCloughan.-roto

    • willbest

      We got the best QB in FA that is the most likely to play all 16 games. Don’t know what you are upset about

      • Malice Halice

        ALTERNATIVE FACTS

      • BearDown100393

        His neck is bigly.

    • Johnnywad

      You’ve fallen in love with a completely replaceable, no name QB.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        But if Hoyers gone, he won’t have anyone to piss and moan about. He he

        • Johnnywad

          Or on.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Jess, he’s quite pissed about it.

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

        Not in love, but for a bridge, why not?

        If Darnold came out this yr, I’d be all-on on him, but wouldn’t matter cuz then the Browns would draft him.

        If Tyrod was free, I’d be ok with him.

        But Glennon? He’s proved NOTHING on the Bears.

        He’s another Barkley.

        A project we’re all crossing our fingers will succeed.

        Except he’s about $15M more expensive.

        • willbest

          I don’t understand why you weight the 4.5 games as a Bear so much higher than the other 27 starts. Glennon is basically a neckier version of Hoyer with substantially better arm strength. If you believe Loggains is legit, this is in every way an upgrade from Hoyer.

        • Johnnywad

          Barkley and Glennon are absolutely nothing alike. Barkley has 8 TDs and 14 INTs for starters. Glennon is 30 and 15. Barkley is a 60 PR. Glennon is an 84. Barkley is 6’2″. Glennon is 6’6″.

          Glennon may prove to be terrible. But he and Barkley are nothing alike.

          • leftcoastdave

            And Barkley was given what to prepare?

            Yea, nada.

            He was thrown in and always behind in the score, expecting to throw to dudes he had only met with a handshake.

            Please. Do not presume that this was a fair test of Barkley’s abilities.

            I hope he gets one somewhere.

          • Johnnywad

            Huh? He started six games last year. I would “presume” during that, more than a third of an NFL season while he was getting 50% more starts than Hoyer and the same number as Cutler, that he was being given every opportunity to “prepare”. I would “presume” he was given all of the first team reps for six weeks.
            And while he did that, I KNOW he got worse with each passing week because he sucks at football and the rest of the league had game film on him with which to exploit his massive football suckness.

            You his dad leftcoastdave?

          • Irish Sweetness

            Maybe looking after the ball is what will make Glennon useful.

            I still can’t believe we’re mentioning his name.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Is Hoyer capable of holding the all-time NFL passing record for receptions to one receiver in a game?

      Brandon Marshall: uh-uh.

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

        Is zeroing in on one WR a GOOD thing?

        Name how many 1,500 yds 90+ receptions WRs Brees has had in his career

        Or Wilson.

        • Irish Sweetness

          (shrugs)
          Brandon and Kyle share in an NFL passing record. That’s pretty good. That’s a tough one to beat.

  • CanadaBear

    Well fellas I had my other knee replaced Monday. No funny OR stories this time. The Anestithist took me out immediately and I when I woke up I was in the recovery room. Because of gassing the living shit out me I ended up throwing up 5 times that night. Ugh. Super sore. It was really sore in the back of the knee and the surgeon explained that my foot was 18 degrees from center and to get in there and grind he had to lever my tendons and ligaments in the back of my knee out of the way. Lots better today. They even let me out a day early (probably by popular demand). Good to be home and have this over with. About 8 weeks of healing and rehab and I should be able to hike again. YAY!

    • Huge Bears Penis

      rub some dirt on it and walk it off.

    • Johnnywad

      Nice. Well the hiking part.

      Fuck levering the tendons.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Good to hear you’re back home and made it through surgery without any snafu’s. Also glad you didn’t shit yourself when you got home because you couldn’t make it to the pot.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Be well C-Bear. I see green in your future. Aromatic, weedy green. Discovery channel. Ice cream. Marshmallows and jelly cola bottles on top …

      • MB30SD

        Oooooooh, cola bottles

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    • leftcoastdave

      Major bummer, dude. From what I hear, knees are a bitch, the worst.

      Avoid the Kyle long “recovery issues” and listen to Sweetness. There’s a reason people like Jimmy Mac advocate “going green” for pain relief. It don’t kill your liver and is not addictive.

    • MB30SD

      Glad you’re out safely my maings. Heal well

    • beninnorcal

      Glad all went well, and I hope you feel better soon, Canada.

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

      Knee replacement.

      Still preferable to Glennon.

      • leftcoastdave

        Ouch!!!

  • Johnnywad

    Ok. Hypothetically.
    What if Glennon is good? Or markedly better than Hoyer?

    • BearDown100393

      What if Kevin White’s bones were not made of paper mache?

      • Johnnywad

        Then he’d be fast. So he’s got that going for him.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      It’s the best decision that Pace could have made under the circumstances on me-eye opinion.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I don’t know Trac. If they think Jimmy G could be had for our #3 …. why bother with Glennon?

        • willbest

          You are willing to give up #3 for G? That seems insane to me. The guy played 1.75 games and was then injured. He preformed great in those 1.75 games but nobody had seen him play after 2 years under the greatest coach ever.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            Bears have a little better insight on Jimmy than a lot of teams. They got to seem him in practice, during the joint practice sessions last year. Maybe the coaches saw something they liked or did not like.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Not saying I like him – I want Cutty at QB – but rather than pay Glennon ….

          • willbest

            Glennon is just money. Jimmy G costs you Thomas

          • Irish Sweetness

            Jimmy G costs you Fournette. Yes. Don’t want Jimmy G. We got a QB. His backup is signed. I don’t see any issues.

          • willbest

            In no universe are we drafting Fournette.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Cast yourself three years into the future. Look back at teh 2017 draft. Maybe three names will jump off the first round.

            Probably Myles Garret. Definitely Fournette ..and after that I don’t know.Now if that’s the case, why wouldn’t you draft a ‘special one’. They’re not talking about him like he’s the best of the draft … but the best of many drafts.

            He will be the BPA at #3. IF Pace truly drafts BPA ….

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            All of the above. No matter who the Bears draft, at least they’re not stupid enough to risk their future on a risky trade heavily in favor of the Patriots. .

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            This! Give teams a few weeks of film to game plan with him as a Bear and all of a sudden all of Chicagoland is wishing they’d spent the pick on a stud and signed Glennon.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Nope. I said ‘they’.

            Cutty is my QB.

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

          Pat’s wanted TWO #1s.
          This year’s and next.

          If I’m giving up two 1s, it’s for Darnold.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I think Bellifat has his next QB and he’s just trying to steal from somebody then.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          See below Irish. This move feels right. I had a caution in my gut about Garoppolo. Not as bad as when we traded for Cutty but it didn’t seem like a good football decision to me.

        • Malice Halice

          Glennon ain’t even ranked top 35 in FA! That’s who pace is reaching for

    • BerwynBomber

      Sounds good to me. Not like the Bears QB play has been all that the last few years anyway.

    • Irish Sweetness

      At least Glennon can make professional throws, that’s as much as I can go to bat for him.

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

        Did he even hit 60% completion?

        That’s Tebus/Orton accuracy.

        Hmhmm goood.

        • Irish Sweetness

          But Hoyer was completing passes behind the line of scrimmage – or close to – I could throw those. Me. Now. I turn 45 next week.

  • BearDown100393

    Important Glennon Comparison Chart: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bzc45rHIIAEKjCr.png

  • BerwynBomber

    Hoge’s piece on Glennon is thorough and measured. Worth the read.

    • Irish Sweetness

      ” His athletic limitations means he must play behind a top-end offensive line with a strong, complementary running game.”

      Well, we can give him three-fifths of that line. I just can’t believe this is happening for real. Cutty must be hurt, or they know something is up.

      • BerwynBomber

        Or they have looked at the first 11 years of his career and decided they had seen enough.

        • MB30SD

          Bingo.

          People are fucking tape blind. We know who he is and he has zero hidden or potential upside.

          He is Jay cutler. Period

          • Huge Bears Penis

            tape blind, coming from the guy that wanted to keep Hoyer.

          • MB30SD

            yes… or shaw… or barkely.

            Save money, don’t focus on some other possibility that’s an unknown both ways… while guys like jefferson and walker get signed by other teams.

            Eye on the fucking ball. What do you think the delta between glennon and hoyer/barkley/shaw will be? Enough to necessitate all this trouble/focus?

          • Huge Bears Penis

            we have money to sign any big name FA available even if we pay Glennon. Pace and company either had different plans or they chose other places. Also why not try someone with unknowns? We know exactly what we had with hoyer,shaw, and barfly, they sucked. Who cares if we swing and miss. At least we are swinging.

          • MB30SD

            It was more the focus. One of the best OL gone and two of the Fa safeties already while we work feverishly to make our first huge FA splash with…. Mike glennon.

            Hmmmm…

            Devil that you know. There’s a reason there’s a saying for it.

            Oh, and swinging for a pitch that’s slipped out of the pitcher’s hand and is 10′ high and 10 outside isn’t a good look

          • Huge Bears Penis

            no winning this type of argument.

            We made an offer to Wagner- it wasn’t enough. If we did get him people would complain we paid too much. Jefferson went to Baltimore despite getting a higher offer from the Browns, even if we threw a lot of money at him there is no saying he would sign with us. That’s the thing with FA they can sign with whoever they want, and avoid the teams they don’t. And if Pace put his sole focused on one player in FA then Pace should be fired. I honestly don’t believe that is true, and can’t seriously believe you think that.

          • MB30SD

            I just don’t know maings… And neither do you. Both the scenarios each of us laid out is just as much fantasy as the other right.

            We’ll never know.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            TBH, that is why i hate this time of year. no one knows for certain what is going on behind the scenes except the GM and the agents. Fans are too emotional, and try to find reasons why we did not sign this FA or that one or bitch about how much a FA signed for. When no fan knows the plans the GM has. We can only speculate, and it sucks more since we are such a shitty team.

            Right now Pace has not given me any reason not to trust him. Our QB situation is crap so i am ok with Pace taking a chance on an unknown with higher potential than what we have. As far as the other positions i have faith Pace has a plan. Another thing as far as the D goes, Fangio’s D does not rely on all world safeties, his front 7 makes them look good. Those safeties on his 49ers D were crap once that front 7 fell apart and Fangio left.

          • MB30SD

            yep.

            reid is good. I like that kid.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Here’s what I feel – PAce has no more intention of signing Glennon than I do. ‘Media muppets’ like La Canfora are now extending rumors in some strange idea that it will manifest itself, and make them look .. .what?

          • Irish Sweetness

            I contend it was the Niners players and not Fangio who were good.

            Can you make an argument for not needing good safteies?

          • Huge Bears Penis

            Whitner left – he sucked. Front 7 started to fall apart Reid’s numbers dropped. I am not saying we don’t need good safeties, I am saying Fangio relies on his front 7 to be great not his safeties. Ever wonder why we really did not focus on the DBs the last couple years in FA? Fangio ideology puts the importance on the front 7.

          • Irish Sweetness

            “We made an offer to Wagner- it wasn’t enough”

            Exactly. We failed. There was a RT there we really needed. And we failed to get him. Cap space yada yada yada – fucking useless until you use it.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            I am assuming Pace has a price level he is willing to pay for each position, the price went to high. Why pay a RT $10M when he has never even made a PB? We have massie who is at least serviceable

          • BerwynBomber

            True. And we also knew exactly what we had in Cutler.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Ranging from shit to bad …..? Actually no, Shaw might be good.

          • MB30SD

            Hahahaha… you never disappoint.

            He might also be Shaw 2.0. we’re the bears, Which do you think is more likely

          • Irish Sweetness

            Upside? Cutler? He’s on of the most special QBs in the NFL on his day.

            Hoyer OTOH …is useless. Always.

          • MB30SD

            You are 100% delusional my man. Like, certifiable. But I still love you.

            The only special about cutler is his cannon arm. That’s literally it. The rest is of the short-bus variety

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

          Noooooo.
          Can’t be!

          Irish believes Tall Whites partied in the Belagio with hookers from Alpha Centuri, and Will thinks the CIA posed as the KGB to elect then later tear down Trumpf

          but Cutler sucking?

          Inconceivable!

      • willbest

        Cutler is still not medically cleared to play.

        • Irish Sweetness

          This must be it. I think he’s worse than they’re letting on. Only thing that makes sense.

      • Malice Halice

        As long as we get a probowl DB/ S and WR in FA then go apeshit on D in the draft. I might be optimistic

        • Huge Bears Penis

          can’t go apeshit on D in the draft, we have to draft a punter and kicker in the 3rd and 4th rounds.

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

        Yeah, something’s up alright.

        Cargo TOs.

        But the good news is, he’s fragile.

    • leftcoastdave

      Agree. If it is fait acompli, I’m behind him 100% and hope for the best. Just hope Barkley gets a shot, if not here, somewhere else.

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

        Barkley no. Shaw and in draft QB Peterson, yes.

        • leftcoastdave

          Agree. Was thinking Barkley elsewhere. I think that they both can compete for starting jobs, or at least should get the chance. Barkley was thrown into a baptism of fire without any time with his WRs and always behind the 8ball by way of the scores given up by the lack of a secondary. I still believe keeping Cutty, Barkley and Shaw with Peterman in the fourth was the answer. But it depends on the question. (???) Clearly, that was not (imho) what made the most sense.

  • BuddhaJoe

    So ditch Cutty for fucking Giraffe Boy? That’s insanity. If they need a bridge guy, sign Romo and pray he doesn’t fall apart. At least you know he can fucking play. I might have to sit the year out, can’t ditch ’em but I don’t know how much my liver can handle.

  • beninnorcal

    Everyone crying about Hoyer potentially walking needs to relax. Sure, he had some efficient games as a Texan and a Bear. Just not much excitement in his game.
    Also, the tape from his last game as a Texan will continue to haunt him. Good riddance.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Yeah, folks should focus on his playoff meltdown, and not the game he won for us.

      • MB30SD

        Ridiculous statement. Smh

        As opposed to the playoff game cutler won? How about the game he won for us.

        Culterites are absurd

        • Irish Sweetness

          Cometh the hour …

          • MB30SD

            exactly. come on maings!

          • Irish Sweetness

            Cutty’s playoff game he got injured, can’t ride him for that.

          • MB30SD

            It is what it is, he has 1 less playoff games than HOYER. Thems the facts… You used it not me

  • Cubsnlinux

    Hey, on the bright side Bears aren’t as pathetic as the Bulls. Reinsdorf looks laser focused on drilling the Bulls into the ground. Pox is way better than GarPax.

  • willbest

    Micah Hyde looking to get the flock out of green bay

    • BerwynBomber

      Letting go Hyde is a big mistake. But they did the same when they let Heyward go last year.

      Cheese D will continue to blow.

  • willbest

    Ravens signing Tony Jefferson (rumor has it he left money on the table to not be a Brown).

  • BerwynBomber

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog For me, Glennon starting in 2017 is fine. But if Bears believe Glennon is a longer term answer at position I think they’re nuts.”

    Now you’re coming around. See what a difference 24 hours makes?

    Pace will draft someone this year or next (or they are sold on Shaw as the future, which I doubt). My bet is Glennon gets a frontloaded two year deal. Roughly $20M guaranteed.

    The only potential regret is we might have been able to execute the same bridge move with Hoyer for a lot less dough. (He is rumored to be signing with SF for 6M per season/2 years/12M guaranteed with the opportunity to start.)

    Cutler could end up in the post-season if he lands with HOU. But then again, every QB that starts for HOU gets in the post-season — Oz, Shaub, TJ Yates, etc.

    Looks like we will have an entirely new QB room in ’17. Should be interesting.

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

      That’s my major gripe.
      Said all along that Hoyer would probably get $5M/yr in a system he’s already a known quantity.

      What Pace has basically decided is to pay more for the POSSIBILITY of Glennon becoming a franchise QB.

      He’s essentially gambling on his ceiling assuming his floor is Hoyer.

      If Glennon is a Bear, then I think Pace has a VERY strong later rd QB target in this draft, or has an unwavering belief that next year’s draft class is superior (or both. Could draft a guy like Peterman this yr, and go all-in on a QB next draft if Glennon flames out).

      • BerwynBomber

        They could also draft a QB with this year’s second round pick. Wouldn’t shock me.

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

          Yes, I prolly shoulda said “out or 1st rd QB”.

          IMO, Peterman is a 3rd, but if they really believe in him…

          Or maybe Pace knows that one of the QBs will fall (Kizer, Trubisky, Mahomes, Watson, Kaaya) to 2nd, though I’m skeptical about that scenario.

          Lot of teams like Cards, Gmen, Texans, Saints I’m sure wouldn’t mind a long term project.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I will cover my bollix in nettles and acid if Mahomes or Kayaa are drafted in round 1.

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

            They might be. The Texans can take a flier on one, or a team like the 9ers could trade back into the first.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        Hoyer sucks. In the last 4 years he has either missed significant games to injury, Broken arm this year, concussions last year, ACL a couple years back, or he has been benched for the likes of Mallet, Manziel, and Weedon.

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

          And yet Cutler was benched for Hoyer.

          Is Glennon gonna “suck” less than Hoyer while costing like $7M/yr more?

          • Huge Bears Penis

            Don’t really care. Pace is taking a chance that is fine by me. He has not done anything for me not to trust him.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Not yet. When he signs Glennon and dumps our best QB to one of our most bitter rivals ….

          • Huge Bears Penis

            we suck we have no rivals. unless you count the browns and 49ers who rival us in our level of suckitude.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I can see Cutty in Minnesota …

          • Irish Sweetness

            Because he was injured. If Cutty was straight-up benched for Hoyer he would have left Chicago the same day.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Would he draft a QB if he signed Glennon and has already signed Shaw? Have we ever carried 3 QBs?

        • Huge Bears Penis

          simple answer – yes most years we have 3 qbs, one usually ends up on the practice squad or is never active. Btw Shaw was an exclusive free agent meaning he could not sign with anyone but us, and basically had to accept any offer we gave him. He is a camp arm nothing more. He is not going to have some heroic ascension into being great, in fact I would bet my right testicle he gets injured before the season starts..

          • Irish Sweetness

            So Glennon/ Draftee ? That’s sad. At least Shaw would be on the PS.

  • Malice Halice

    Jags ain’t fuckin around

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

      Jags and Browns have A LOT of $$$

      I think both will gobble up the major names.

      Pace I think will get Glennon and Gilmore, plus some interesting 2nd tier players, maybe a S, Dline and O guy (esp to replace Alshon/Royal)

      • Malice Halice

        We got money! I think

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

          Not like the Jags or Browns.
          Ka-ching.

    • BearDown100393

      Coughlin won’t live forever.

      • Malice Halice

        Lol damn bro

  • MB30SD

    Church and Jefferson gone.

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

      Jefferson airplane flew away…

      • MB30SD

        jefferson, wagner, pace better pull his fucking head out of his ass ASAP.

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

          The thing is, the Jags and Browns have way more $.

          And other teams offer a chance at a ring.

          We’re stuck in between. Lukewarm and limp.

          Who would want to come play for the Brown’s north?

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Elvis has left the building.”- Ravens

  • BerwynBomber

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog Bears went to the Super Bowl the year after Rodgers was drafted. Grossman had a spectacular 2006.”

    The Bears had a spectacular 2006. Grossman was Grossman. A PR of 74 and a QBR of 51 in 2006. Hardly spectacular.

    • SC Dave

      He was outstanding for about the first four games. Then, not so much.

      • Malice Halice

        Wasn’t that year the first he played all 16 games.

        • BerwynBomber

          Yes

          • Malice Halice

            Speaking of which… aren’t we actually good when the qb plays the whole season? Cutler only had what, 2 full seasons as a bear right? One of which was 2009

          • BerwynBomber

            Don’t know. One of Cutty’s worst seasons was 2014. He played in 15 games but could have played all 16 had he not been benched.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            It’s amazing how he was able to stay healthy enough to get krypt keeper fired.

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

        He won Sept player of month, no?

        (then, the wheels came off)

        • SC Dave

          As I recall, he did. Here’s some numbers:

          Week 1 (W, 26-0, GB) 18 of 26 for 262, 1TD, 1 Int, 98.6 rtg
          Week 2 (W, 34-7, Det) 20 of 27 for 289, 4TD, 0 Int, 148.0 rtg
          Week 3 (W, 19-16, Min) 23 of 41 for 278, 1 TD, 2 Int, 64.9 rtg
          Week 4 (W, 37-6, Sea) 17 of 31 for 232, 2 TD, 0 Int, 100.5 rtg
          Week 5 (W, 40-7, Buf) 15 of 27 for 182, 2 TD, 0 int, 101.2 rtg

          No fumbles during that stretch either.

          Then, the Arizona game, and the whole thing was done.

          It was great fun while it lasted. Bears with 156 points versus 36 for the bad guys – right about 31-7 average victory.

    • BuddhaJoe

      And that was also when Thomas Jones was still rocking it. Fuck Cedrick Benson.

      • MB30SD

        in his dumb drunk ass face

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      Grossman had a spectacular September 2006. It was all downhill for him from there.

      • SC Dave

        Just posted the stats for the first five games…

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        I remember that well.

  • MB30SD
  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd Forget-me-Naught!(Butch)

    And somehow some way, the Jags will still miss the playoffs cuz of Vax Cargo .

    “Campbell joins existing pieces like cornerback Jalen Ramsey, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, defensive end Dante Fowler, defensive tackle Malik Jackson, defensive tackle Roy Miller, linebacker Telvin Smith, linebacker Myles Jack, linebacker Paul Posluszny.”

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/08/jaguars-move-toward-having-a-great-defense/

    • MB30SD

      jesus, those guys are fucking STACKED on D…. on paper.

      How do they ALWAYS suck?!

      • MB30SD

        Holy shit… I just realized, we’re not much different. Or any better for that matter. Fml

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

          We don’t have half that talent and somehow “won” as many games even with a 4rth string QB.

          • MB30SD

            Kinda my point. Wtf is going on over there

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

            TO machine behind center and dubious coaching…hmmmm…sounds familiar

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

        Vax Cargo.

  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    After reading responses to the Glennon rumors, I now totally get how half the country voted for Clinton thinking she’d win. Smh

    • MB30SD

      Or trump

      …thinking, meh, I’m OK… He’ll never win.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        I hear you. I read some of Plato’s republic yesterday, we’re at the end of an era my man where all/both sides have to offer is tyranny and tyrants. I’m of the firm belief that the elites well know this and at every waking moment, they’re plotting how to save their asses.

    • Irish Sweetness

      That was a lose-lose election if ever I saw one.

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

    Snyder didn’t watch any of the Godfathers?

    “Kevin Jones of KNBR reports that Washington owner Daniel Snyder “is holding onto bad blood” betweenhimself and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. Snyder doesn’t want to
    help Shanahan succeed, which could keep the owner from ever signing off on any trade.”

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Who would they have at QB if not Cousins. Never thought the skins would let Cousins walk.

      • Malice Halice

        Id take cousin for 18 mil over Glennon often 14.5

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

        Skins would likely get the 9ers #2 which I assume they’d use on a QB.

        Though I heard they think they can win with Colt McCoy.

        Skins being Skins

    • Irish Sweetness

      Like one of those moments when you talk to someone and realize they haven’t seen a Francis Ford Coppola movie … or Star Wars …. and you have to accept that, understanding that the person isn’t a piece of shit because of that …. but that they kind of are.

  • BerwynBomber

    “5) Does a move like this excite a single fan?”

    Certainly excites me more than another year of Cutty. Or even Hoyer or Barkley.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I’m honestly surprised anyone could be excited by Glennon. I’m a Bears fan. I’ll watch. I wish him the best, but I feel that perhaps he hasn’t got the Cutty factor.

      • BerwynBomber

        If I hadn’t seen Cutty the last nine years I would agree with you. And yeah, Glennon might suck. But it is something new.

        • Irish Sweetness

          2015? When he was healthy? Why look at the middle bit?

          • SC Dave

            Why cherry pick his only good season? And no, seven game seasons do not count.

          • Scharfinator

            It’s easy to say that, for those same injury seasons, he was a non-factor for 9 games.

            Literal.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        going to reply as MB on this one. ‘Cutty factor’ is the term Chris Berman use to describe strip sacks during Sportscenter highlights.

        • MB30SD

          Hee hee

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  • FresnoBear88

    Would rather watch Cutler play another season. Sigh…. the shit show continues.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Jailbird, that you?

  • Irish Sweetness

    See lots of love for two 6’3 undersized, underweight DEs in Thomas and Allen. Why?

    The only peppers-sized guy is Malik McDowell at the bottom of the first.

    He’d be like Floyd’s big brother. Imagine the two of them coming off the edge.

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

      Thomas is a 3-4 OLB.
      6’3 270 is fine for that.

      He has good (not phenomenal) measurables, but his tape is great.

      Garrett is really the only combine freak. Well, Howard too and that WR he broke the 40

      • SC Dave

        To me, the most striking thing about Thomas is vision. He just *sees* what’s going on, and so he is in a position to make the play with great frequency.

        • willbest

          can’t teach that.

    • MB30SD

      Watch. The. Tape.

      Allen is not the guy… At all.

  • Johnnywad

    My son read somewhere Glennon’s getting 3 years, $15M from the Bears. I can’t find it anywhere. Anybody else see that?

    I wouldn’t hate that deal presuming we can cut his ass for the third pretty easily, or that he’s making peanuts in year three and holds a clipboard.

    That would also tell me he’s not THE guy. Wonder if that means they’re drafting one if it’s true at all.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      Tweet from
      Ian Rapoport‏@RapSheet
      “When Mike Glennon’s deal is finalized with #Bears, it’s expected to be 3 years for an average of $14.5M, source says. Will still draft a QB”

      • Johnnywad

        See I heard 15 over 3 and thought “Hey. 5M per aint bad for this guy.”

        I’ve been assuming all along he’s not getting starter money despite the rumors.

        My dumbass is showing.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Sounds like it’s structured to pay him as a starter in yr 1 and 2 and as a backup yr 3. If that’s the deal, I like it.

    • Huge Bears Penis
  • Zap Rowsdower (GP)

    MB –

    Documentary about Lazenby.

    http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/777005/James-Bond-George-Lazenby-Becoming-Bond-trailer-Hulu-documentary-movie

    Aussie Used Car Salesman, womanizer, drunk – literally conned his way into playing 007 and then threw it all away.

    • MB30SD

      Thanks GP, I watched it years ago. Crazy how he squandered that opty huh. Just wow. Too many issues and too much self doubt. Submarined himself. Kinda sad.

  • DaMurph

    Well I think I’ll run right out and get me a Glennon jersey, NOT! I don’t understand this signing one fucking bit! The guy has basically ZERO starting experience. ANY QB can look good for a handful of games, this makes no sense to me at all. I’m frustrated by some of these moves. If the QB you pass on at #3 makes it big and this giraffe neck fucker craps the bed, Pace better sneak out of town at midnight because the fan base will be looking to string him up
    .

    • Johnnywad

      Well. Glass half full, he’s 6′-6″. So he has that ever elusive quality of being able to “see over the offensive line”. And being so tall, he probably doesn’t have Rex hands. Hell, his hands are probably at least as big as Trump’s.

      • MB30SD

        Trajectory

    • Big Mike

      Mike Glennon is a guy who needs a shot. He actually has more experience than Jimmy G. His experience is also with a shitty team and he put up decent numbers. Fans and the media basically ran Cutler out of town, so now you have to replace him. Hoyer didn’t fit. The Bears knew what he was. Jimmy G would take this year and next year’s #1 pick. So what are you going to do?

      Pace did not rule out drafting a QB. Glennon buys him time. The crop this year is not that great. If anything Glennon gives us a little long term upside and a chance to not suck ass next year.

  • 505Bears

    So it happened…ugh… This is better than Cutler?! And at $15m/year? They couldn’t have got him for $10-12m? Even that would be overpaying. Yeah yeah, his salary is 20 something among starting qbs, but that’s just it, he’s not a starting qb.

    • Big Mike

      You can’t say he’s not a starter. He has started. His team spent the #1 draft pick on a guy, so he went to the bench. The team he played for was awful. There simply aren’t a lot of options at QB. Cutler couldn’t be the Bears QB anymore.

      • willbest

        No he went to the bench because McCown outplayed him.

        • MB30SD

          Verizon?

        • Big Mike

          As a rookie, right?

          • willbest

            In 2013 (his rookie year) Josh Freeman got the hook after 3 games. Glennon finished out 2013 playing 13 games

            He then lost the starting job to Josh McCown for 2014. In game 3 that year McCown was injured. Glennon got 5 starts and then McCown took back over when healthy. In 2015 they drafted Winston and that was that.

          • Big Mike

            Thanks for the history recap. I’m hopeful. But I’m always hopeful.

          • BerwynBomber

            Again, might have nothing to do with performance.

        • BerwynBomber

          How do you know? Maybe he went to the bench because Lovie invested a ton in his boy McCown.

  • ButtonShoes

    3 years, 43.5 million?

    Fire Ryan Pace.

    Now.

    • SC Dave

      Silly response.

      • ButtonShoes

        What’s silly is signing Mike fucking Glennon to a 3 year deal for 43.5 million. That is fucking silly.

        • Big Mike

          Who should they get and what should they sign him for? That’s just what QBs cost.

          • ButtonShoes

            I’d rather they kept Hoyer under center. He’s the definition of a stopgap.

          • MB30SD

            That’s just crazy talk

          • ButtonShoes

            Hoyer as starter puts an emphasis on finding a QB in the draft. I don’t think that’s the case with Glennon. I think the Bears (and Pace especially) think that he’s their guy.

          • MB30SD

            Have you not been reading the blog lately?

            My post was the very definition of sarcasm.

          • ButtonShoes

            My bad.

          • MB30SD

            You’re upset, I understand.

          • ButtonShoes

            Very.

          • MB30SD

            I understand

          • willbest

            If we were going to spend 15 million a year on a bridge guy, he is current on the roster with no guarantees

          • ButtonShoes

            Exactly. I can’t stand Cutler anymore. And yet I’d rather have him for another year than Mike Glennon.

          • Big Mike

            I don’t disagree entirely. I’ve pulled for Cutler, supported him through ups and downs, but he wasn’t the guy. Can’t turn the ball over in a John Fox offense. Cutler was never going to be anything but a gunslinger. On his good days, he’s one of the best in the league. Top 5 no question about it. On his worse days, Matt Barkley outplays him. So statistically, he looks slightly above average. Bears can’t have those swings. Who knows what Glennon brings to the table. I’m excited to see it. As a rookie with a terrible, terrible team (way worse than the Bears) he did not suck. He’s got a few more years’ experience, and he’s very young and maybe he’s a guy that move this train forward. Pace also said they weren’t done at QB and drafting a guy was still a possibility.

          • MB30SD

            *I* can’t have those swings…

          • Big Mike

            A fickle group we have here. I hate Cutler, Dump Hoyer, We love Barkley, Draft class sucks at QB. Draft a QB. Cutler gets paid too much. Wait Glennon gets paid too much, Maybe we should keep Cutler.. We hate Jimmy G, we love Jimmy G. If Hoodie likes him he must be great, If Hoodie lets him go we must be getting screwed.

          • willbest

            My preferred has been pretty much keep Cutler, draft elite defensive player at #3, pick up Mahomes or Kaaya later. Spend big on FA at DB

          • Big Mike

            That’s one way. But who knows right? QBs are unpredictable. What we need is a bolt of lightning from GSH himself to let the Bears find the next Dak Prescott. Getting lucky like that is the only way to really turn a franchise around. Brady, Rodgers, Russel Wilson.. one thing in common, all shocked the world were cheap and solved the QB spot so the team could focus everywhere else. When you chase the QB, it just doesn’t seem to work out. So good luck Mike Glennon.

        • SC Dave

          As typical of the meatheads that are the vast majority of Bears “fans”, you assume your team’s QB sucks before he takes a fucking snap.

          Like all the QBs before him, I’m sure Glennon will thank you for your stalwart support.

          • MB30SD

            And then in usual bears fashion…. Suck.

            Hahahaha

          • ButtonShoes

            Mike Glennon has taken snaps before. Just not for the Bears. AND HE SUCKED.

    • Big Mike

      Why because starting QBs are expensive? So we can keep rotating general managers and head coaches? Just stop.

      • ButtonShoes

        Might as well rotate GMs and head coaches. We’re nearly at a Browns-level of ineptitude here.

        • MB30SD

          Looks not great, but TBD.

  • MB30SD

    Danny woodhead going to Ravens.

    Damn, Ozzie is fucking kicking ass and taking names so far.

  • SC Dave

    Assuming the deal is actually signed, the die has been cast for Glennon.

    We’ll see how it turns out – we just hope Pace/Fox/Loggains know what they are doing.

    On the bright side, it seems quite unlikely we will waste #3 on a QB, and instead will get some awesome defended. Just no trade-downs for a fucking another WR bust!

  • BearDown100393

    Birdcage & Giraffe-Neck

  • MB30SD

    Mike glennon is a big TBD.

    That said, the NFL tape on him is…. Worrisome.

    • ButtonShoes

      He’s a statue in the pocket. If the OL doesn’t hold up, we’re in real trouble. And notice how everyone trying to defend this signing starts talking about his big arm? That’s the same excuse we’ve been hearing about Cutler for 8 years, as if having a big arm alone means anything.

      • MB30SD

        Well, it meant a fuckton of INTs if we’re being literal

        • ButtonShoes

          Something we are sadly used to at this point.

          • MB30SD

            Perfect!

  • BearDown100393

    Pace is paying the guy who lost his starting job to Josh McCown.

    • MB30SD

      Yes!

      I think he’s getting bullied into this and it maaaaaay… Cost him his gig.

      • BearDown100393

        And as a result a Camelopardalis has uprooted both Cutler and Hoyer. Got it.

  • willbest

    I will wait until I see the guarantees before I pass judgement. The report we are still considering a QB is highly troubling in light of the 14.5 mil per year number though. I guess if its 12, 13, 19 with 20 million guarantees its a solid contract. But if its got 30 million in guarantees in it… Pace should get canned.

    • BearDown100393

      It took a consultant to tell McCaskey to bring this guy to town.

      • ButtonShoes

        Ernie Accorsi can just fuck right off.

  • willbest

    Jeebus allmighty… Pats are rumored to be finalizing a deal with Gilmore.

    • MB30SD

      Sigh

      Glad pace has his eye on the ball… Signing that blockbuster FA QB!!!

      This really isn’t starting as I hoped.

  • willbest

    If the Bears splash FA acquisition ends up being Glennon, then I don’t know how the purpose of 2017 is anything but ensuring Fox is fired, and Pace and his hand selected HC enter the 2018 draft picking their QB of choice.

    • MB30SD

      Totally agree.

    • SC Dave

      Maybe, but that scenario makes little sense. Then again, given that Ted Phillips is top dog in the “braintrust” gives one pause…

    • Malice Halice

      Yep, Fox is done. That’s inevitable. Pace in FA is like watching a girl too scared to jump in the double-Dutch.
      I’m not mad just disappointed honestly. But the draft could be vital.

      • willbest

        His FAs while not having turned out that great the previous two goes, at least looked good on paper. You can’t predict McPhee and Trevathan not being able to play again. But he has had plenty of hits with Hicks, Freeman. Even Massie played better after the first month.

      • ButtonShoes

        Both Fox and Pace need to go. Anyone that would sanction signing Mike Glennon needs to be fucking fired with prejudice.

  • ButtonShoes

    The Pats are getting Gilmore? This shitshow just keeps getting worse.

    • SC Dave

      Another silly comment. Was Pace supposed to stop the Patriots from signing free agents?

      • ButtonShoes

        No, he was supposed to come up with a better offer than the Patriots to get Gilmore. Everyone knew we would have to overpay to get him. Why didn’t we?

  • BearDown100393

    All the other playoff teams are signing free agents to get better. They are not wasting time. Sign and move forward. Pace locked and loaded for….. Mike Glennon.

    • SC Dave

      I don’t see this as *necessarily* a bad thing. Pace has consistently stated his plan was to address the most important position on the team, QB.

      Whether or not Glennon is the right guy remains to be seen.

      But Pace did address what he considered the most important position first.

      Also, the presumption is that Glennon will not make the Bears better. I’ll wait and see.

  • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

    This reminds me a lot of how the Bears mismanaged the K position last year.

    Like now with Cutler, the time was right to move on from Gould.
    Like now with Cutler, they replaced him with a middling veteran.
    Like now with Cutler, that makes 0 sense given where they are at as a franchise.
    Like now with Cutler, the right move is to embrace the rebuild they’re already going through and do everything you can to find the long-term answer.

    At K, that means bringing in a young guy who’s shown great ability in the past (like Blair Walsh) and hoping he can re-claim his mojo, or else cycling through available young kickers hoping you can find one who sticks.

    At QB, that means investing a high pick in a QB and playing him to see if he’s any good.

    • BearDown100393

      Please find some stat other than year of birth to justify this move.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      This shared approach is concerning to me, because it shows a lack of understanding with where the Bears are as a franchise.

      They are in a rebuild, and they have to embrace that.

      During a rebuild, you answer as many long-term roster questions as you can. You don’t go for short-term patch jobs. Those are for contending teams trying to extend their window.

      Ideally the Bears still go for the long-term and spend a high pick on a QB. Let that QB play by the bye week in 2017. He pans out, and they’re set for the next decade +.

      So an ideal situation is that they’re paying Glennon $15M a year to sit on the bench. Which is why I don’t think this move is smart. But it’s only disastrous if they use Glennon to justify waiting until round 3+ to grab their QB. Then the odds drop significantly and they are most likely sitting through 2 years of Glennon before going back to the QB draft well with a high pick in 2019.

  • ButtonShoes

    Looks like we’re out on A.J. Bouye, too. No Gilmore, no Bouye, no Wagner, and we sign Mike fuckin’ Glennon. Holy shit this is bad.

    • willbest

      JD says we put in a strong offer for Bouye.

      • ButtonShoes

        Not strong enough, apparently. Seems like he’s staying in the AFC South. Pace missed out on Jenkins, Gilmore, and now Bouye. He’ll probably miss out on Logan Ryan too.

        • MB30SD

          You forgot wagner

  • BearDown100393

    [Agent]: So what are you doing to make this team a contender?
    [GM]: I signed Mike Glennon.
    [Agent]: My client says thanks for the interest. But we’re going to pass.

    • willbest

      lol

    • Scharfinator

      Sad. Sadder still because it’s true.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      If you could play for a team that had Tom Brady as their QB or Mike Glennon, with the $$ the same, which would you choose?

  • BearDown100393

    2017 Bears Motto: We Tried But Nobody Good Wanted To Come Here. Bear Down!

  • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

    What we’re seeing right now is the downside of an expanding cap.

    Almost everybody has money to spend. Which means top FA get competitive offers from multiple teams and can choose a good team where they have a chance to win without sacrificing money.

    The only way for the Bears to counteract that would be to go way overboard on the $$, which is not a good idea.

    • willbest

      You need 5-6 elite players if you want to compete for a championship. With nearly $170 million those players are going to get paid.

    • MB30SD

      But which we’re doing anyway… Only not with a pro-bowler, but with a cuck who every other team bailed on $5 – $6m ago.

      Right. Good plan bears!

      #bearssssssss

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      And then there’s this: Josina Anderson tweeted that Gilmore told her the Bears’ offer was not as strong as he had hoped, so he decided to look elsewhere. If true that’s brutal and a bad look for the Bears.

      https://twitter.com/JosinaAnderson/status/839846117277827072

      • MB30SD

        Fucking sigh.

        Why?!??! We have the cash, why?!?!

        • willbest

          Pace doesn’t like to overpay FAs not named Glennon. If you go back and look at his last 2 FA periods his goal has always been value.

          • MB30SD

            Yep, and this year that strategy is Fucking us out of every player we needed

  • ButtonShoes
    • willbest

      Glennon’s agent earned his 3%

      • MB30SD

        Wish I was his agent.

        … Wait, does his agent also have a freakishly long neck?!

    • Bender McLugh

      lolz

  • Scharfinator

    Are we really signing this fucker? SHIT.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000290357/Mike-Glennon-fumble

    Fuck, I’m less excited this year than I was last year. That’s tough to do.

  • willbest

    Running out of established and competent WRs too incidentally

    Stills, Britt, lafell, garcon, djax, marshall all are headed someplace.

    • SC Dave

      It’s okay. We have Kevin White!

    • MB30SD

      Running out of everything but Mike glennon. Pace is aaaalllll ooooover that blue chip move!

      Way to blow FA outta the water pace!

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      But none for big $$ deals. That’s actually REALLY good for the Bears.

      Makes me think Alshon is more likely than not headed back to Chicago, and not for absurd money either.

      I don’t get why the WR market is so soft compared to the rest of the FA market, but I’m not complaining.

      • MB30SD

        I’m sure we’ll total handle THAT fa event well, god knows pace is on a roll so far.

      • Bender McLugh

        AJ can’t quit us

      • willbest

        I heard on the radio that Jeffery tweeted out a picture at the Philly airport and then deleted it a short time later. I suspect that is where he is going to sign.

  • ButtonShoes
    • MB30SD

      You spell cuck with a c not an s

  • willbest

    Pace is offering 13 million for Bouye? just fucking win that shit. We are dead at that position.

    • willbest

      We also are reportedly offering Jeffery 13 million.

  • Bender McLugh

    Glennon hasn’t signed yet, right? right???

    • willbest

      Not till this afternoon. 3pm central I think?

      • Bender McLugh

        can I start booing now? booooooooo

  • Bender McLugh
  • 505Bears

    Did Pace get Little Nicky’d? Is that really Phil Emery in Pace’s body?!

  • Bender McLugh

    welp, at least it’s not Romo. silver lining

  • 505Bears

    Awesome!! UGH!! Reminds me of a comedy bit where the patsy is supposed to run up the price at an auction, but keeps over bidding until the auctioneer says, SOLD!!…Pace, you patsy ding dong…ugh http://www.businessinsider.com/chicago-bears-sign-mike-glennon-2017-3

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