• chitownproud85

    Well then. Thats quite the upgrade. Good morning, fam.

  • SC Dave

    So Pace-like. An injured veteran. Except this time, paying him like royalty.

    Hopefully that knee works a lot better than Kevin White’s shin.

    • That Guy

      They sign Bellamy and put him on the operating table, replace his hands with Robinson’s. Graft in White’s fast-twitch muscles. Give him Braverman’s HoF… umm, heart.

      I swear, put all the Bears’ receivers in a room, and you’ve got enough healthy/functioning parts for one really good receiver. Too bad those parts are distributed between 5 or 6 guys.

      • leftcoastdave

        Bellamy had his hands transplant surgery last off season. I reported that last year.

    • Beggar’s can’t be choosers, SC.
      Most FAs come with ‘red flags’ otherwise they wouldn’t likely be on the market.
      Whether it’s size/speed, age, character, price, 1yr wonder, scheme fit, inj risk, etc…

      Robinson has a lot to like. He’s proven and young. ACL/MCL surgeries aren’t that big of a thing anymore. It’s not a metal rod sapping explosion or an achilles.

      I like the signing. If he flames out, so be it.

      It’s a lot better than the alternative (Wilson and some dart throw in the draft).

      If we get Paul Richardson, that would be that with WRs, and we can hopefully snag some linemen and edge guys.

      • SC Dave

        Three years is good, since if he fails they can get rid of him. If not, extend him after our 2019 Super Bowl win. On proven, however, he has had one pro-bowl season, one decent season, one very meh season (rookie year) and one on IR.

        Did a tiny bit of stat mining, since the tape looks a lot like Alshon. Just for giggles, I calculated career catch/target percentage. Alshon wins 55.6% to 53.6%. Neither one had 50% last full season, but it certainly looks like Robinson is also a guy you can trust throwing to in traffic. Stuff you don’t see on highlight films are the plays when the WR turns into DB to foil an interception. Somehow, I just imagine Robinson being good at that too.

        https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/RobiAl02.htm

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

          The biggest difference between Robinson and Jeffery, is that Robinson wants to be a Bear. That means a lot.

          • Jeffery has also had competent QB play his whole career (save 2016 when he was mostly catching passes from Barkley and Hoyer). Robinson has been snagging shit from Blake Bortles.

          • SC Dave

            Are you claiming that playing with Bortles was worse than playing under Tressman?

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            True. And played opposite Marshall for a bit.

          • willbest

            Blake Bortles is not significantly worse than Jay Cutler.

          • DBears

            Hell yes. 24 hours into tamper window and Robinson makes a decision, he wants to be a Bear, AJ never did. Excited about his potential and Pace signed him at a much better price than the lesser and injury prone Watkins did in KC.

            Can’t say I liked Broncos signing Keenum…. Den at 5 now does not need a QB as badly = potentially 1 less top talent available at 8 for bears. Still like the possibility of dropping back to Bills or Cards…. If nelson is on board at 8….. I’d take him…. I dont trust Long’s health and we need a G anyhow.

            Pace needs to sign a CB and OLB to really have done his job in FA…. oh and we need them to actually play up to their contracts.

          • It’s still uncertain whether the Donks are done at QB.
            They may very well double down at QB and draft one to develop behind Keenum in case he flops.

            Elway no doubt wants to get the QB down.

          • DBears

            I hope so… more options at 8 to draft or trade down.

            Lets see 2nd WR, OLB, TE, CB out of this FA class.

          • Irish Sweetness

            MT to Donks for their 1st and 2nd rounders?

            (ducks)

          • SC Dave

            It always amazes me that fans think they know what players think. It’s pathetic.

          • DBears

            you and I have been through this argument before…. there have been plenty of reports suggesting he had no intention of re-sign with Bears. Contrast that to Robinson who doesn’t even wait for the tampering period to be over before he agrees….. it shows commitment in my opinion. Agree with it or not but it’s an opinion, you dont have to be a prick…. but I know from our discussions in the past…. you cant help from being an asshole

          • SC Dave

            You said he “never” wanted to be a Bear – and in that you impugn his professionalism and integrity. And by pointing that out, *I* am the prick. Amusing.

          • DBears

            Ok… let’s exclude the obvious… he didn’t have a choice when he was drafted. When it came time to negotiate either offseason… I don’t believe IN MY OPINION he ever had a desire to return to Chicago. I used the word commitment btw, maybe you just misspelled it with something that helps your case…. either way…. when the rest of the Bears are training together in the off-season and AJ is off training with the headcase…. then yea, I think it’s reasonable to form the opinion I have… like, dislike it, I don’t really care. It’s an opinion just as you may have yours about players abilities etc that you constantly babble about. Only difference is that I apparently offend you with my opinion so I’m ‘pathetic’ but you are allowed to spout whatever BS you want and it’s fine….. yes, you are an internet ass and hypocrite.

          • DBears

            “In my mind, I want to retire a Chicago Bear.” Allen Robinson.

            That’s commitment rather than deferring to your agent like AJ did.

            Whats pathetic is people talking out of their ass, Dave

          • DBears

            “There’s just something about here that felt like home,” Prince Amukamara

            Yea… another player that I don’t have to “think they know what players think”

            These are the guys that the Bears need and Pace wants… and as a fan… I want.

            You aren’t a Bears fan, your a jerk that likes to hear/read his own thoughts. Not surprised a person with your disposition doesn’t understand the a concept of something bigger than the individual.

          • Irish Sweetness

            He may be injured more than we know and he just wants to be employed.

          • CanadaBear

            They have to pass physicals.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Come on CBear, you know people just want to bitch about something.

          • willbest

            The difference is Robinson is being paid to be a Bear.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            So are all of the other Bears.

    • Scharfinator

      At least this guy has shown he can produce in the NFL.

      Granted… he costs a lot more than White too.

      • SC Dave

        To be precise, he has shown he *could* produce in the NFL.

        Given the improvement in medical procedures and recovery techniques and that he was not rehabbing with the Bears, I am cautiously optimistic.

        Definitely more optimistic than I am about White.

  • Things I like about Robinson from his tape.

    He catches with his hands in traffic. Be surprised how many WRs even at the NFL level still catch with their bodies.
    When a WR catches with his hands, that inspires a lot of confidence in a QB. That usu cuts down on INTs. Either the WR is catching it, or no one is. A lot of INTs come from CBs jumping routes while the WR is waiting for the ball to come to them. Robinson goes out and gets it (Alshon was the same way).

    Great body control. Tracks extremely well esp downfield. Athletic. Physical. Seems fearless. Can scoot after the catch. Should keep S honest, which should prevent Howard from running into those ridicules 8 man boxes.
    Looks crisp on routes.

    The two knocks on him were his “character” and knee (hence the 3 yr deal), so hopefully Pace and his new med team did their due diligence in those depts.

    Signing a high end FA should also attract other potential FAs who like going where the buzz is.

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

      Pace nabbed a #1 FA. A top tier guy. A guy being courted by the Packers and Niners. Re-signing Fuller will make a second, though not quite on the same level as Robinson. And more will follow.

      • If Pace can somehow land an edge, that would be a huge FA.
        I was thinking of Trent Murphy (although he too is coming off an INJ and PED susp).

        Ealy or Houston could be targets as well, build some depth.

        I wonder what he has planned at OG/OC

        Most fans expect Fulton and Wilson, but maybe Pace has other designs.

        It’s no secret he wanted to upgrade Massie, and I think Pugh might be one (if healthy) who can play OG too..

        I’m at least more excited now that Pace finally signed a top tier FA.

        This is easily his highest profile FA since McPhee who never had a dominant yr like Robinson.

        • SC Dave

          Do we really want a PEDs guy? Didn’t work out so well with Jarrell.

          • Gotta take calculated risks. I’m sorta under the assumption now that they’re ALL on PEDs, so just put in a clause, done and done.

            And Rush is rather barren in FA and the draft. Might have to reach a bit.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            So long as he doesn’t get caught.

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

          As you say below, I just don’t see much out there to shore up the edge through FA. He can get some classic Pace rental bodies on prove it deals and perhaps mine a nugget or two.

          I look for that guy to show up in the first round of the draft.

          As for Guard, we’ll see. But that position is a hell of a lot easier to fil than WR, CB or DE.

          • Yeah, if he gets an OLB, it’ll likely be from some trade.

            Agree about OG. Norwell just made $66M. He went undrafted.

        • DBears

          pump the breaks on the T spot….. just hired one of the better Oline coaches. Def need a G but I think Nelson will be there for us at 8. I’d rather Pace focus on LB, CB, WR, TE

      • SC Dave

        It is a bit of a sea change, actually *getting* a guy. There was mention somewhere that Amos was a teammate of his in college, and was involved in recruiting.

        Maybe a lot of what Fox was did to build a culture has had a big impact on guys in the locker room, and Amos talked about that?

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

          My contention all along has been that Fox was just keeping the seat warm while Pace churned the roster trying to find building blocks. In the meantime he was searching for his QB, (tried right away in fact with Mariota), and ultimately his coach. He now has both, as well as a completely different roster and some money to spend.

          While singing just one player, and he coming off an ACL, doesn’t flip the script, it’s beginning to take shape exactly as I thought it might.

          There was simply no reason to spend on Free Agents when the roster was so poor and the coach was clinging to life.

          • Big Mike

            It’s a win for Pace. Lot of teams have money, competition for WR was strong. We got the very best player available for our team. Jarvis Landry isn’t what we needed and giving up draft choices and that contract? Robins was a bargain. I am a bit worried that between Robinson and Meredith both had leg issues last year.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            Yes. The knees are a huge concern. Players sure do seem to come back from them pretty well these days though.

          • Big Mike

            Seems like they do comeback. Here’s to good health for the Bears.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Question is, Mike, does Pace still have the will to draft a receiver in the second now?

            There will be Calvin Johnson types there in round two for us. Pace might sit on his hands now in the draft, and we lose out.

          • Big Mike

            As I expected, based on his track record, Pace is using FA to avoid having to draft based on need. With Robinson and Burton on the way in, the stink is off the WR room . You can project Robinson, Meredith as your top two, any number of guys for the slot (Kendall Wilson, Wheaton, new guy, rookie). I’m not sure if White can play slot, but I’d keep him for depth and because if he’s healthy you have to find out if he’s ever going to live up to his potential. A lot easier with other decent professional NFL WRs on the roster.

            Pace is a BPA guy through and through. So while it’s easier for us to speculate on who that might be at 8, in the 2nd round, it is almost impossible to tell.

          • SC Dave

            I would say Norwell was a better player among those available, for one.

            All the love for Robinson is funny – so far, he is a one-year wonder.

          • The one character knock on A-rob was that he wasn’t as committed, focused or even partied.

            So I’ll give you that.

            Then again, rumors swirled that Alshon was lazy, soft, and cold averse.

            So gotta see how this plays out.

            Personally, I’m excited.

      • Irish Sweetness

        He’s far from top tier man. His last numbers were in 2015 and his young ass got dumped by his current team. This is a wait and see job.

        • Big Mike

          Top Tier as in best available.

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

          He’s the consensus #1 available FA Receiver. And he’s a Bear.

        • SC Dave

          Exactly, Irish. So far, he’s nothing but a one-year wonder that his team did not want.

        • 80 catches, 1400 yds, 14TDs is a HELLAVA “fluke” yr.

          If A-Rob did that once, no reason he can’t do it again. He’s not a QB DCs can figure out.

          A-rob is athletic with great hands. Can’t scheme that away.

          At bare minimum he keeps the Safeties from sniffing around the box, which should help out Howard and Mocha Ninja tremendously.

  • The Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs reports free agent Cody Parkey is the Bears’ “top target” at kicker.

    The Bears cycled through multiple kickers last season,
    including Mike Nugent, Connor Barth, and Cairo Santos. They’d like to
    stabilize the position with Parkey. Parkey went 21-of-23 on field goals
    for Miami last season – Roto

  • Wilson market might be too hot for Pace esp now that Robinson on board:

    NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins have emerged as the “front-runner” for free agent WR Albert Wilson.

    Rapoport also reports the market is “hotter than expected” for Wilson, who set career-highs across the board with a 42-554-3 line in 2017. Wilson will be 25 in July and was quietly graded as Pro
    Football Focus’ 24th-overall receiver last season. He would shore up a need for the Dolphins, who have already traded Jarvis Landry this offseason. – Roto

    • Taylor Gabriel, or one of the ex-Card Browns might be in the mix if Wilson becomes too pricey.
      Maybe even guys like Compenero or D’athony Thomas who can return, though I don’t know if they would be upgrades over Wright.

      Guy that intrigues is Lattimore from the Donks.

      • Irish Sweetness

        We’re set. Draft the 6’5 dude.

        • leftcoastdave

          In the fifth.

          • Irish Sweetness

            The CJ types won’t be around in the 5th. We can have one in the second, that’s the price.

          • leftcoastdave

            Top two picks must be OLB/Edge and CB. Those are the money positions and PON. IF we can add powder with the trade down, WR then competes with ILB and QB as third pick. Last year the niners got CJ Beathard out of Iowa as their fourth pick in the 3rd round preceded by a CB.
            Now they are set at QB. We need to get another good development QB.

        • CanadaBear

          Robinson, Meredith and White are all 6’3″.

          • willbest

            All 3 of them were on season long IR last year.

          • CanadaBear

            White actually played (very little). My point was Irish keeps bitching about short receivers and the Bears need taller ones. I’d say talent trumps 2″ in height.

          • Big Mike

            White is going to produce this year. I’m just saying.

          • willbest

            Another year on IR is what he is going to produce.

          • Big Mike

            Based on what? You’re just flinging stuff off your keyboard.

          • willbest

            Based on his 3 year track record? Look, I don’t want him to fail, but the guy is 21 of 40 with a bad 9.2 Y/R. So even the couple times he has been on the field he hasn’t shown anything.

            I am far more justified in my belief that he is a lost caused than you are in your belief that this is the year he shows us why he was drafted #8.

          • You’re right. But hey, I wasn’t expecting much from Pace this FA based on previous record, and he bucked the dogshit trend.

            Fuller balled last yr in spite of MAJOR concerns.

            Never know.

          • CanadaBear

            I hope you’re correct. I really want the young man to pan out for obvious reasons but also for KW. He seems like a genuinely nice young man that’s trying to do everything he can to get on the field.

          • Big Mike is optimistic. Nothing wrong with that. So am I usually, but I think he also was the last reg predicting Shea (and Grasu) would become something, if memory serves.

          • ODB and Antonio Brown aren’t shabby.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Steve Smith killed us every time we played him.

    • Big Mike

      You probably know this, but Miami PAID Wilson $8m a year 3 yr deal. I had him worth about 5-6m and that was a lot. That’s a lot of bread for a slot receiver.

      • evantonio

        Considering what they figured they’d need to pay Landry to hang around, they actually saved some scratch on their slot guy.

        • leftcoastdave

          And got a pick.

          Whoda thunk?

  • Bear Instincts

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/9572/albert-wilson
    Dolphins signed WR Albert Wilson, formerly of the Chiefs, to a three-year, $24 million contract.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/9919/andrew-norwell
    Jaguars signed OG Andrew Norwell, formerly of the Panthers, to a five-year, $66.5 million contract. The deal includes $30 million fully guaranteed

    • Irish Sweetness

      We should have been in on Norwell.

      • Bear Instincts

        Too much money invested in the OLine Irish. We the best OLine coach and we have the draft to find cheap young talent.

        • leftcoastdave

          The lowest paying team in football when it comes to their O line last year was . . . the Pats. The Viqueen were 28th and da Bears 17th.

          This will become a strength as well as a fine export market with HH there to train them up.

          • SC Dave

            We’ll see.

        • Irish Sweetness

          So where does the freakin money go? You have to pick a side of the line – D or O – and make it great. Pick one.

      • evantonio

        We were. Didn’t you read Pace’s quote on him?

        “We were in on Norwell. But $66.5 million for a guard? Shit, man. That’s a record-setting contract for the position. The only contract records I’m gonna sign off on are for Giraffes. Those elegant beasts have been toiling in the muck for far too long.”

  • Bear Instincts
    • BerwynBomber

      Surprised the Cheese haven’t sniffed around him considering their tire fire at the position.

      My bet is we will retain him but MIN could drive up his price a tad.

      • Irish Sweetness

        We can’t really afford to lose him.

        • SC Dave

          Definitely should keep him rather than worrying about some FA not yet on the roster.

        • absolutely. He’s a great nickle (when healthy)

  • BerwynBomber

    Robinson is a very solid get by Pace.

    Might have been the #1 FA target outside the organization for the Bears this off-season.

    • Bear Instincts

      Time to add another WR: Paul Richardson, Taylor Gabriel or Donte Moncrief

    • Irish Sweetness

      We could have done worse. We may have already :o)

      #MedicalReport

    • willbest

      Except Jeffery was more proven than Robinson and we didn’t offer him that.

      • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

        So you would have tagged Jeffery then? A guy that didn’t want to be in Chicago, had been out with several nagging “soft tissue” injuries and was just busted for PEDs. Because that’s the only path you would have had to keeping him in Chicago.

        • willbest

          Oh so you are saying Jeffery was offered 3-year 42 million last off season and turned it down? That is an interesting new fact I wasn’t aware of. The rumors from the beat reporters was 12 million.

          The stupidity of this is that Jeffery would have taken a long term deal more affordable than that after the 2015 season, when we tagged him and paid him 14.5 million.

          • Big Mike

            $12 million at the time was too much. Plus he wanted out, plus he was a pain in the ass. He didn’t exactly light it up in Philadelphia. Solid member of the WR group of the SB champion. Good for AJ. Pace made the right call.

          • willbest

            “he was a pain in the ass”

            This is the first I have ever heard of this, so you are going to have to link something

          • Big Mike

            I should clarify. He was a pain in the ass to read about constantly. He didn’t want to be in Chicago. Pace let him go instead of tagging him a second time. My beef is with hanging Pace out to dry on this. There is nothing anyone on this blog knows about the situation that Pace didn’t. He made a call. Didn’t hurt us. Bears still would have been awful and it was going to take a lot more than what AJ signed for in Philly for him to stay in Chicago.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            You would have handed him a long term deal after an 800 yard and 4 touchdown season?

            And no, I don’t know what he was offered other than it was reportedly more than the Eagles gave him.

            My point is that it’s stupid to continue pining over a player that simply didn’t want to be here.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            +314 blog points on your last sentence.

          • willbest

            Pie day isn’t until tomorrow.

          • SC Dave

            We just handed out a three year deal for a guy that had a 17 yard 0 TD season, so there’s that.

          • Bear Instincts

            but this guy wants to play for us

          • SC Dave

            So?

          • Yeah, but WHY didn’t Alshon want to be a Bear anymore?
            No one has yet answered that.
            It wasn’t cuz he wanted to go to the warm south, like some speculated.

            Some submit, “Well, who would want to play with Fox and Glennon?” ignoring the fact that Pace was responsible for both, ergo, the losing culture.

            I think both camps can be right. Pace fucked up the Alshon situation, but perhaps fixed it with A-rob

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            He wanted out because it looked like they had no shot to win anything for the foreseeable future would be my guess. He didn’t want to play through a long rebuild. I don’t blame him. He wasn’t wrong.

            I don’t think Pace could have taken any reasonable measure to keep him.

          • You’re right. Pace bungled the Alshon situation starting from being unable to extend him then tagging him (which he ended up resenting…Fuller future?)

            If Pace felt he was close, could’ve figured out a way to bump him a bit to close the deal.

            That’s what a good salesman does. You don’t throw away a $1,000 commission over a pair of lugnuts.

            In some ways, A-rob is a makeup for the Alshon and White debacles.

            He fucked up, yeah, but hey, at least Pace recognized it and tried to remedy it.

            I think I would’ve checked out if he had only signed Wilson.

          • willbest

            If he only signed Wilson you could pretty well bet what he was going to do with #8.

        • Big Mike

          Not then. If it were this year, I might have.

      • Big Mike

        It wasn’t the time. The guy was a pain in the ass. Pace wasn’t spending that money at that point in time for AJ. Things change. If it were this year, Pace would have gotten a deal done and AJ would have more than likely wanted to stay.

        • SC Dave

          What the fuck are you talking about “a pain in the ass”?

          • Big Mike

            I was not clear. Pain in the ass has been listening to the talk of how Pace failed us by not paying a guy who didn’t want to be here. He wouldn’t have signed for what the Eagles paid for him. Over and Over every day. Alshon is fine where he is.

          • SC Dave

            Fair enough.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Bold prediction…. Vikings are going to miss out on Cousins, and will instead sign Jay Cutler who will lead them to a SB.

    • Irish Sweetness

      MNF for Cutty I hear.

    • I think Zimmer’s eyes would finally pop out watching Cutler in purple.

  • willbest

    “So Allen Robinson got less money than I expected” – Jeff

    You expected a guy who hasn’t had a good season since 2015 and spent all over last year on IR to get paid more than $14 million a year? FFS.

    • Big Mike

      Based on the FA market, absolutely.

      • willbest

        Based on last year’s FA market where WRs didn’t get any love that doesn’t make any sense.

        • Big Mike

          The market decides. This year it’s 14 million for Robinson. Pace got his guy. He got him for a good price. There are always flaws in free agents. It was less money than expected and Wilson did get more money than expected. Based on reports, projections from the people that do that kind of thing.

    • The 3 yrs might actually be on the behest of A-rob.

      I read that many teams were only considering him on a 1yr prove it deal (ala Alshon).

      Robinson didn’t want to do that, but he also didn’t want to get lowballed in a 7yr deal.

      So he may have split the baby.

      3 yrs. Relative good deal.

      He still hits FA at 28 in his prime and banks.

  • catfish44

    The #Bears will sign Super Bowl hero Trey Burton, the former #Eagles TE, per NFL Network. Updating the free agent tracker https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/bears-free-agency-2018-rumors-updates-tracker-nfl-news/amp/

    11:28 AM – Mar 13, 2018

    • Bear Instincts
      • willbest

        Pace likes to throw money and 2nd tier TE talent for some reason.

        • Bear Instincts

          Lets hope it all leads to playing in Feburary

        • leftcoastdave

          Burton was a QB in college and will be a very versatile option for Biscuit.

          This fills out the primary needs at the receiver position as the slot will not be difficult to fill.

          • willbest

            I am not really concerned if we have a guy in the other 10 that can QB a trick play.

        • Big Mike

          Dude, why are you so negative about everything? Bears had a need, they went and got a top guy for that position. This was the best free agent TE available.

          • Bear Instincts

            Bears fans are never going to be happy Mike until we win the big one…seriously though we are not used to management making calculated moves. we are used to big splash signing. this is new territory for all of us

          • Big Mike

            You have to enjoy the journey. That’s my view.

          • SC Dave

            Not much choice as a Bears fan!

          • willbest

            Well for starters Pace is an awful negotiator that loves to overpay questionable talent while getting gun shy when it comes to true talent like Bouye. To that end despite being extremely active in FA he really only has 2 players to show for it Hicks and Trevathan. So he doesn’t get any good will here the way he does with the draft where he has demonstrated competence.

            Now lets pull up Burton’s profile. We discover that he has 95 targets in 4 years, with 63 catches 629 yards. The Eagles used him as a red zone threat last season which is why 21% of his 23 catches last year were for TDs. We are giving him $8 million a year.

            Sims got $6 million a year for his 74 on 104 for 699. And he rewarded us with 15 on 29 targets. So the real question for you is where is your optimism coming from on this one.

          • Big Mike

            Sorry, your all wrong. Hindsight only. Bouye was no sure bet. Burton’s profile is what it is because he plays behind Ertz. He was the BEST FA on the market. Sims problem was Fox/Glennon and a rookie QB.

          • willbest

            best FA, or best FA TE.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            Best FA TE. AR was the best FA.

          • SC Dave

            Can’t go with that. I’d put Norwell and Cousins for sure over Robinson. And if I took time to think about it, I could probably come up with half a dozen more.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            Maybe. I was just poking at Will with that one.

          • SC Dave

            Sometimes I’m slow.

          • Big Mike

            Best FA TE. A position of need. A weapon for Trubisky. FA is for needs.

          • Bear Instincts

            Pace offered more money to his top FA targets last year and they turned him down. It is well documented. They did not want to play for Chicago probably because of the lame duck coach and the qb situation. This year is different: new coach and young qb with lots of upside. could also be the jared goff/jeff fischer effect working in our favor

          • leftcoastdave

            Yes, 95 targets and this year behind Zach Ertz and Biscuit will now have a better system and more targets spreading the field.

            That is cause for optimism.

          • This could be looked at in another way.
            That Sasheen didn’t show as much as Pace had hoped and he’s covering his bases.

            But I don’t believe that.

            I think this is a Nagy call.

            Wants more flexibility and creativity .

            It’s a copy cat league. He saw what the Pats did with two TEs and what the Eagles did with Ertz. Burton, Alshon and Aghlor.

          • willbest

            Shaheen had 12 catches on 14 targets for 127 yards and 3 TDs. He probably would have better stats than Burton if we hadn’t spent so much time giving Sims a shot.

      • evantonio

        So now we’ve got Shaheen, Burton, and Sims? Or did Sims get cut and I missed it?

        • Bear Instincts

          Sims has not been cut yet. We will know Sims fate by Friday because if he is still on the roster the team will owe him $4mil.

        • Of course. He’s no Daniel Brown.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Do we like Trey Burton?

      • willbest

        He does decent work in the red zone when Carson Wentz is throwing to him.

      • Bear Instincts

        Lots of upside but I’m taking the wait and see approach

      • catfish44

        i don’t know enough to have an opinion on him. i do no i don’t like sims and have serious doubts shaheen will ever be much.

      • Personally, reminds me of a younger Zach Miller, so I like.

        He’s a move TE. Lot more fluid than Sasheen who kinda lumbers.

        WCO is all about that separation and quick twitch.

  • catfish44

    March 13: Cross Albert Wilson off the Bears’ list. The former Chiefs receiver, who many figured was destined for a reunion with former coordinator Matt Nagy on the Bears, will sign with the Dolphins, per NFL Network. The slot receiver was repeatedly linked to the Bears at the NFL Scouting Combine.

  • Bear Instincts

    https://twitter.com/i/web/status/973586675690627072
    So, Allen Robinson: 3-42 ($24 million GTD) at age 24 from #Bears

    Alshon Jeffery: 4-52 ($26.7 million GTD) at age 27 from #Eagles

    Each had one 1,400+ yard Pro Bowl season under belt at signing.

    A-Rob came at a discount because of the ACL.

    Thoughts?

    • Frank Schoenburg

      Very reasonable contract.

    • SC Dave

      Interesting contract. Not sure what to think. If he’s good, we’re going to have to pay a fortune to keep him beyond the third year. If he sucks, he still gets $24M (but it ain’t my money, so…).

      I *guess* a reasonable balance between risk and potential reward. But note that when his contract is due, Trubisky will be coming up for the big payday (well, hopefully he will).

      • Yeah, I see the 3 yrs as cutting the baby.

        Hopefully, Pace learned from his Alshon fuck up and extends A-rob before he has to franchise him (IF he earns it)

  • catfish44

    The Bears have nobody who can blow to the top off the defense, nobody who scares other secondaries, nobody who opens up other areas that makes teammates more productive.

    And they still might not, because reports Tuesday morning had Watkins agreeing to three years for $48 million with the Chiefs.======
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/rosenblog/ct-spt-bears-allen-robinson-sammy-watkins-rosenbloom-20180313-story.html

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

      Josh Bellamy ran a 4.37 40. Cam Meredith ran a 4.42 and has a really good double move.

      Bellamy gets behind the D, he just can’t catch. But somebody still has to give chase.

      They’ll have plenty of deep threat this year.

      • Frank Schoenburg

        Kevin White is fast fast fast

        • Bear Instincts

          Until he shatters his shin

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

          Well. He was. Who knows now?

      • leftcoastdave

        You keep forgetting that Bellamy had hand transplants last year in the offseason and they are getting better and better. In the last year it has been his route tree he is working on.

    • Robinson might not run 4.3, but he is a deep threat due to his size, tracking, body control and catching.

      Kinda like Alshon who wasn’t a burner but still a deep threat, though I think Robinson is faster with more YAC potential.

  • So the Bears signed the best young WR, TE, and K on the market.

    Can we all stop whining about how nobody wants to play in Chicago now?

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

      Apparently not. Have a scroll down.

    • leftcoastdave

      You must be joking!!! Armchair GM’s are worse than armchair QB’s!

      What a wealth of talent is out there for the NFL if only they hired GM’s off the blogs.

      • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

        If the Bears were run by this blog they’d have been too broke to bring any Free Agents in this week.

        • and would have roughly 14 running backs and 0 QBs, at least if Irish was involved in the decision making process.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

            And Alshon Jeffery would have an ownership stake.

          • SC Dave

            I didn’t like losing Jeffery or Forte. But I understand those moves.

            Ditching Gould, on the other hand…

    • willbest

      I have always taken the position if you show them the money they will play for you. Nobody really gives discounts except to maybe to NE.

      • Bear Instincts

        https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears/Bolt/Report-Two-free-agent-WRs-turned-down-Bears-in-2017-for-less-113831590
        Please explain why/how Kenny Stills and Ted Ginn Jr. turned down the Bears last offseason to take less money elsewhere.

        https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears/Bolt/AJ-Bouye-chose-the-Jaguars-over-Bears-despite-bigger-offer-114152669
        A.J. Bouye says he turned down more money from the Chicago Bears in 2017 to join Jacksonville.”I could see how the organization and the coaches looked at me,” he told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “It was nothing personal, but I knew they would count me out. Jacksonville didn’t even offer the most money. Chicago offered the most. Something told me to go with Jacksonville. I like their talent. It was closer to home, and it’s in the division. I’m happy here.”

        • evantonio

          That was last year. Wood say now.

          • Bear Instincts

            I was responding to Will’s comments about “show them the money and they will play for you”

          • evantonio

            Fair enough. Comment retracted. Nothing to see here. Move along.

        • willbest

          The NFL is complicated in terms of salary. Which is to say $13 million in Miami’s schedule vs. Chicago’s schedule can result in $500k differences just in taxes. That is going to be even more true with the cap on SALT.

          • Bear Instincts

            we were a crappy team to play for last year. this year we are in a better position to attract free agents

          • willbest

            I would say we have more potential than we did this time last year. I wouldn’t say we are less crappy.

          • Perception is reality.

            That’s why I was hoping that Pace would jump on FAs while the Bears still emanate that new car scent.

            To Pace’s credit, he has.

            Maybe he finally felt the hot seat warming up his ass.

            Whether it pans out. TBD.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          0% state income tax told Bouye to go to Jax. Saved him from paying $4-5 million in taxes. So Chicago may have offered more money but did it offset what he saved in taxes?

          • Bear Instincts

            you really think he turned his down because of state tax? what about players who don’t play in Florida? how do you explain them passing on us?

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            If it meant saving $4-5 mill in taxes over the length of the contract, yes he would pass on the Bears. as for the other players, Stills went to Dolphins and no state income tax. Ginn went to NO to have Brees throwing him the ball and a team in a better situation.

          • willbest

            We lost Gilmore to the Pats.

            Look obviously if a better team is paying you more money you want to go to the better team. Why? Because a better team will allow you to generate better stats which will help you in the next contract talk. This is why bad teams end up paying more because you have to pay them for their opportunity costs on their next contract. Players like Demps don’t have that next contract to think about the way Bouye does.

          • Sactowns#1

            The tax system doesnt work like that. States like CA got wise to welfare states like Florida. They now tax income generated within the state universally. So one game played in CA means 1/16 of his salary is taxed in CA.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            That is if the other states have the tax codes written that way, which not all states do. 4-5 mill is a little high that was considering that he played in states that did not have the tax codes in place.

          • leftcoastdave

            Still effects half of a player’s salary.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            also it is not 1/16. It is a one game check, which does not include signing bonuses or any other bonuses the player got.

          • willbest

            Its more complicated than that. Some states do games played other states do work days in state / total work days in season. And then nobody agrees on what is a work day is.

            And then some income is exempted and is only taxed in the state you reside in. Its actually a nightmare.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I know- I programmed payroll software that many NFL teams use. I just did not think I would have to go into all the boring details.

          • CanadaBear

            Bless you for that, my son!

          • Doooo itt.

          • willbest

            Don’t understand your welfare comment. Different states raise the revenue to fund their services differently. Illinois while having an income tax, had a rather affordable one for years at 3%, but then we have horrible sales taxes, and in the Chicago area ridiculous property taxes. Of course, we raised that to 4.95% putting us right in line with most states while retaining the sky high other taxes.

          • SC Dave

            Sac lives in Portland now; might explain things?

          • willbest

            Oregon is one of those welfare states that doesn’t have a sales tax though.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Not related but I find it funny. Did you know that they now allow you to pump your own gas in some parts of Oregon?

          • CanadaBear

            Do they have enough employment with pot shops they don’t have to artificially create jobs any longer?

    • That wasn’t entirely true. Glennon, Wright, Wheaton, Sims, Demps, Cooper… all wanted to be here

      But, as the Wolf once said, gentlemen, let’s not start sucking each other’s dick quite yet.

      Pace is aggressive this FA, and for that, I’m pumped.

      But let’s not pretend as if the previous FAs didn’t happen either.

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  • catfish44

    The Bears have nobody who can blow to the top off the defense, nobody who scares other secondaries, nobody who opens up other areas that makes teammates more productive.

    And they still might not, because reports Tuesday morning had Watkins agreeing to three years for $48 million with the Chiefs.======
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/rosenblog/ct-spt-bears-allen-robinson-sammy-watkins-rosenbloom-20180313-story.html

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

      You said that already. You’re still wrong.

      • SC Dave

        Not sure what any particular “This user is blocked” writes, but considered an up-vote on principle.

  • leftcoastdave

    “Via multiple reports, Cousins is expected to sign with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. Minnesota has offered Cousins a three-year, $84 million contract – fully guaranteed.”

    That’s $28m/year for their QB.

    • catfish44

      vikings now better. team to beat in the division for sure with that defense and their running back returning from injury.

    • willbest

      Good for Cousins. Maybe he can force the issue and all QB contracts will be guaranteed in the future and that can spread to other positions.

  • Bear Instincts
    • willbest

      He was a rather versatile player even if he never excelled at anything

      • Bear Instincts

        another hole that needs to be filled…looks like the draft is going to focus on the defense

        • willbest

          I wouldn’t go so far as to say he creates a hole. Its just that over the years we had him play pretty much every LB position imaginable.

    • Wow. He was our ILB and OLB backup. Essentially two spots.

      We’re desperately thin at OLB now. We have Floyd and Acho and that’s about it.

  • Bear Instincts
    • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

      Hahahahaha!!!! He’ll be more at home there in the desert. It’s at least a little closer to his natural habitat.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      WHY? Why would they not go after AJ McCarron instead?

    • BerwynBomber

      Re: PT Barnum’s most famous quote.

  • Bear Instincts

    https://twitter.com/i/web/status/973597792139558912
    No TE had a higher passer rating when targeted in tight windows last season than new @ChicagoBears TE Trey Burton
    Best Tight Window TE (Less than 1 yr of separation)
    1. Trey Burton PR@138.5
    2. Zac Ertz PR@130.8
    3. Jason Witten PR@122.0

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

      That’s probably more Wentz than Burton.

      • BerwynBomber

        Yup. Especially when you can consider Ertz, his teammate, was right behind him.

    • willbest

      This is straight from Burton’s agent. He had 31 targets last year. Probably less than 20 with the qualifier “tight windows”

  • catfish44

    Bears sign WR Allen Robinson (3 years, $42 million; $25 million guaranteed): C+ Grade
    There’s no doubting Allen Robinson’s talent, so that’s not what I’m questioning with this C+ grade. Allen Robinson had a terrific 2015 campaign, catching 80 balls for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns despite being paired with the anemic Blake Bortles. That in itself is worth $15 million in guarantees.

    However, a chunk of those numbers were bogus. Bortles compiled most of his positive stats in garbage time that year, and Robinson was the primary recipient. Since then, Robinson hasn’t done much. He hauled in 73 receptions for 883 yards and six scores in 2016, running half-hearted routes the entire time. Then, he missed all but one game in 2017 because of a torn ACL. Robinson should be 100 percent by training camp because the injury occurred last September, but I’m more concerned about his effort level. Will he give 100 percent to the Bears? I’d be more optimistic about this had he joined a strong locker room with a veteran quarterback, but Mitchell Trubisky has yet to do anything to command respect. If Robinson slacks off, especially with this new $25 million guaranteed, how will that impact Trubisky’s development?

    I’m not a big fan of this signing, but I don’t hate it either, hence the C+. I understand why the Bears signed Robinson, as they needed to find play-making talent around Trubisky, but this move could definitely backfire.
    ————————–http://walterfootball.com/freeagentsigninggrades.php

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

      By all accounts the entire locker room respects Trubisky.

    • leftcoastdave

      Da Bears have a great locker room with Kyle Long ready to place his size 14 into some butt when needed. Also Trey Burton just came out of a tight knit group and will fit very well.
      These are two great targets and now it is time to focus on the D.

      • CanadaBear

        One of the things I’ve read and heard is Fox cleaned up the locker room in a hurry. Always respected him for that.

    • Walter is widely known to hate the Bears and has had nothing good to say about them for years. This is about the kindest thing I’ve ever seen him say about one of their moves, and you can tell by how far he has to reach to find something to criticize that he actually thinks it’s a smart move.

      • catfish44

        he gave a B to the burton signing.

    • AlbertInTucson

      “Mitchell Trubisky has yet to do anything to command respect.”

      And you know this because…?

      • catfish44

        he hasn’t yet, just potential. don’t take his comment personally.

        • AlbertInTucson

          I’m just saying that unless you are in that locker room, you have no way of knowing whether he hasn’t, yet.

          “Don’t take this comment personally”.

          What makes you think I did?

          • leftcoastdave

            That was not fair. The suggestion of fish being in the locker room likely sent him off into thoughts which would distract significantly from the discussion.

            Fish, you good with that? 😉

          • catfish44

            because his comment ‘”Mitchell Trubisky has yet to do anything to command respect.” it doesn’t have anything to do with the locker room. it has to do with he hasn’t done anything yet on the field to command respect from those outside the bears organization.

          • SC Dave

            There’s a lot of that going around about what this player thinks, where that player doesn’t want to be, etc.

  • Bear Instincts
    • Ugh. I still got the feeling that Pace is gonna go with Taylor Gabriel, or one of the Browns.

      My $ would be on Gabriel

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Cousins contract with Vikings reported to be fully guaranteed.

    • willbest

      I commented below that I hope it sticks as the norm for QBs and then on to other players eventually.

  • catfish44

    Greg Gabriel Retweeted

    Matthew Cannata

    @PhinsiderRadio
    KICKER
    Cody Parkey, who was very good for the @MiamiDolphins last season, will be signing with the @ChicagoBears.

    I’m not sure why they let him go.

  • catfish44

    Greg Gabriel Retweeted

    Rich Campbell

    @Rich_Campbell
    2h2 hours ago

    Bears and kicker Cody Parkey are expected to finalize a contract when the league year begins Wednesday, two sources tell @BradBiggs & me. Bears are all about scoring more points, and Parkey is coming off a strong season with the Dolphins.

  • CanadaBear

    I get a kick out of some of you guys. First you bitch because Pace only signs second tier players and stiffs (a lot of validity to that one) and then when he signs some of the top guys at their positions in FA you bitch because they have warts. WTF, you can’t have it both ways.

    • leftcoastdave

      Woulda, coulda, shouldas are always right, especially with 20-20 hindsight to cherry pick.

      • CanadaBear

        I don’t follow other teams enough to know how good/bad some of these guys are. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Robinson play (don’t get many Jags games up here on WC). Like the draft picks, I’ll go look at YT highlights on the players they sign but can’t be bothered until they are playing for the Beloved.

        • BenderMcLugh

          Robinson is the goods, this is a very good signing as long as he’s healthy and from all reports he is. I like it, and I like Burton the TE we’re going to sign too. Good moves so far

          • CanadaBear

            Everything I’ve read leading up to this said he was one of the top WR’s in FA. I’m excited. A lot of us thought Pace would swing a little higher this year and so far, so good. Foxy kinda got the shaft from Pace with those shitty signings last year but it’s not like he was Knute Rockne.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Fox lost me, completely, after sat on his hands at the end of the 49er game.

            That was insulting.

            I think he should have been relived of command at THAT point.

          • CanadaBear

            I gave up the previous year, unfortunately. Once I was convinced he was Weekend @ Bernie’s there was no going back.

          • leftcoastdave

            I think the O is where it needs to be, believing that the O line already has all of the necessary pieces which means Jordan Morgan is expected to step up or Kush will be that third man in the middle. We’ve also got UDFA signed who look like promising prospects for Harry to turn from lead to gold.

            Now it is time to spend on the D to shore up the backers.

          • SC Dave

            Your optimism has gotten the better of you. Coaching cannot do everything – at the NFL level, you have to have good clay to mold.

    • willbest

      I think part of my reason for discontent is that this year’s FA seems to be a bit light on talent at positions we need specifically, and light on talent just generally. I think that is because there is no cap crunch anymore. Its also probably why it feels like there is an uptick in trades. GM’s aren’t finding the talent they need in FA.

    • I’m not bitching, that’s for sure.

      I wanted Robinson and some other 1st day FAs, and Pace is wheeling and dealing.

      I’m excited.

      If they flame out, who cares?

      Have fans forgotten that feeling last FA when our big get was Glennon and Sanchize? (Moses christ…)

  • Scharfinator
    • AlbertInTucson

      6 of 7, career, from 50 or beyond.

      I think an injury derailed him after a promising career start.

      • AlbertInTucson

        More Parkey (Wiki):

        Philadelphia Eagles
        After a stellar preseason, Parkey beat out Alex Henery to be the Philadelphia Eagles kicker for the 2014 season.[8]

        In 2014, Parkey set a new NFL rookie scoring record. [9] His 150 points broke Kevin Butler’s 29-year-old record of 144 points set in 1985 with the Chicago Bears. Parkey tied with Stephen Gostkowski for the highest average of points scored per game in the 2014 NFL season. Parkey was named a first-alternative for the 2015 Pro Bowl. On January 18, 2015, Parkey replaced Gostkowski in the Pro Bowl due to the Patriots’ involvement in Super Bowl XLIX.[10]

        On September 28, 2015, Parkey was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury.[11]

        On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Eagles.[12]

        Cleveland Browns
        On September 24, 2016, Parkey signed with the Cleveland Browns after an injury to Patrick Murray.[13] In his first game against the Miami Dolphins on September 25, he missed three field goal attempts, including a potential game-winning 46-yard attempt on the final play of regulation. Parkey was waived by the Browns on September 2, 2017.[14]

        Miami Dolphins
        On September 3, 2017, Parkey was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins.[15] In Week 2, against the Los Angeles Chargers, Parkey was awarded AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for scoring 13 of the Dolphins 19 points (four field goals and an extra point), including a 54-yard game-winning field goal.[16]

        • CanadaBear

          The Factory of Sadness was too strong for him!

          • AlbertInTucson

            Maybe self-doubt coming off that groin injury.

          • CanadaBear

            The timeline makes it look like they signed him and he was kicking the next day (not too well). That’s a tough spot for sure. His stats last year make me happy. Hopefully he can put it through the EZ on kickoffs.

    • AlbertInTucson

      My favorite hot dog place was PARKEY’S on Harlem and Madison.

      It’s still there, too.

  • BerwynBomber

    Fantastic day for Pace and the organization.

    Nabbed arguably the best WR and TE on the market and will presumably have a kicker who will be better than anyone we’ve had since Robbie.

    You can make the case we have the second most talented team in the division.

    But MIN will be an SOB for a few years.

    • I’d argue Jimmy Graham was the top TE on the market, but Burton was #2 (and a lot younger).

      As it has since the draft, all rides on Trubisky. How good will he be?

      • AlbertInTucson

        Can Burton block?

      • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

        Pace has obviously seen enough to double down on Trubisky.

        • SC Dave

          IMO, he had no choice regardless of what he saw after trading up for MT.

      • Graham is old, brittle, and mostly a red zone target now.

        Personally, I think Austin Sefarin was the best TE there, but Burton is a Zach Miller Jr, and that worked for Trub, so all good.

  • CanadaBear

    It looks like Sims will be on the market soon! I read where the Bears don’t owe Wheaton any money until the season starts so he might stick around through camp. I hope they sign a different punter. I was PO’d at POD a lot. When they most needed a great punt is when he was least likely to deliver.

    • AlbertInTucson

      That is my impression of Mr. O’Donnell, as well.

    • If Pace really wants to win my love, he’d sign Dustin Colquitt!

      That way I can change my FF team from “Sasheen Sex Machines” to “To legit to Colquitt!”

  • BerwynBomber

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog May turn out I’m completely wrong – wouldn’t be the first time – but Cousins signing in Minnesota doesn’t scare me in the least. If anything I love them tying up all that money in a QB I think is a bit better than average.”

    Careful what you wish for.

    Splitting hairs, but Cousins, IMO, is solidly better than average. He’s near a Ryan-like guy. A B-level franchise dude.

    That said, he might only be the third best QB in the division. But he is on far and away the best team in division. And IMO has by far the best HC.

    They won 13 games last year with Keenum. Think they can’t do that with Cousins?

    And given PHI’s exodus of coaches and personnel, MIN might be the favorite to represent the NFC in the SB.

    Yeah, paying Cousins 30M a year is ridiculous but their team is so complete it kinda makes sense.

    But NYJ fans should breathe a sigh of relief. Cousins would not have changed much there. He is not a transformative QB.

    Sign McCarron as a bridge and draft one of the rooks at #6 if you’re the Jets.

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

      The Keenum/Cousins thing is quite a puzzle for me.

      Cousins is very clearly the better QB. But I’m not sure he can do what Keenum did last season. I think the Vikings were correct in their assessment of the two. But I don’t see them getting 2017 Keenum numbers from Cousins in 2018. So they upgraded the position, but likely take a step back this year.

      And now my head hurts again…..

  • catfish44

    Bears Pushing To Reunite Vic Fangio With Former Pro Bowler

    Up to this point, the Chicago Bears free agency approach has been simple. That’s getting as much help for Mitch Trubisky as possible. Allen Robinson was secured early and tight end Trey Burton soon followed. They even gave the special teams some love with the deal for young kicker Cody Parkey. So what does Vic Fangio have to do to get a little help?

    To this point the only defensive news for Chicago has been hearing that linebacker Christian Jones signed with Detroit. A minor step backward if nothing else. To be fair the market is far from depleted, especially on the defensive side of the ball. There are many quality names still available and the Bears have money left to spend.

    As stated before the Bears coaching staff has more sway in personnel decisions this year. That means Fangio is able to pinpoint whomever the team decides to target on defense. It’s becoming clear they might be trying to make a run at a former acquaintance. A source told me that he wishes to reunite with former Pro Bowl safety Eric Reid.

    “FANGIO HAS SET HIS SIGHTS ON SAFETY ERIC REID. BEARS REALLY WANT HIM.”

    Vic Fangio can create a fascinating situation with Eric Reid
    Reid is among the more under-the-radar names in free agency. Rather shocking since he’s been to a Pro Bowl and is just 26-years old. Then again that’s the product of playing a team that went through as much turmoil as the San Francisco 49ers did the past four years. He badly needs a fresh start. Getting together with the coach who helped draft him makes perfect sense.

    Reid was a different player during the two years he played for Fangio. Between 2013 and 2014 he had seven interceptions and 19 passes defended. In the three years after Fangio left, he’s managed three interceptions and 17 passes defended. The difference in productivity is rather shocking, and proof they mesh so well together.—————https://sportsmockery.com/2018/03/bears-pushing-to-reunite-vic-fangio-with-former-pro-bowler/

  • willbest

    “Sam Bradford’s career continues to blow my f’n mind. He’s not any good.” – Jeff

    Bradford is getting a 1-year $20 mil, 15 mil guaranteed. Which means there is a good chance that if they bench him in week 4, they will pay him less than we paid Glennon.

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky (Johnnywad)

      I heard today if he sees the $20M, he’ll have collected $134M over his career. Thus far, he has 34 total wins and has never been better than 7-9.

      • willbest

        But would you rather have Bradford or Glennon or Osweiler? Such is the conundrum of the NFL where 1 position is so far and away more important than any other that being on the bubble is enough to keep getting you paid.

      • Bradford the Great White Hope…

  • willbest

    “Bears got better today without really breaking the bank, mortgaging their future or paying old guys.”

    I think the only way to mortgage the future in a world where the salary cap jumps 8-10 million a year is to trade away draft picks.

    • leftcoastdave

      Yup. Like when they sold the future to get Cutler.

      • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

        when people post stuff like this I find myself wondering if you simply didn’t watch the Bears from 2007 onwards.

  • BerwynBomber

    Cheese releasing Jordy Nelson (WR) and signing Jimmy Graham (TE).

  • Bear Instincts
  • Evelyn Farrell

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