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My Five Favorite Players in the Draft

| April 23rd, 2018

There is now so much draft shit available it’s hard to make sense of any of it. Hell, even here there’s more than in the previous ten years combined thanks to the efforts of Data and Andrew. So I won’t pepper this yearly column with too much detail. Instead, here’s who I love in this year’s draft. If you look back historically, these guys usually tend to be pretty good in the league.


5. Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin

He’s battling a sports hernia, limiting his ability to do much for the pro scouts in draft lead-up, but the Aurora native should be healthy for the start of the 2018 season. This kid can play at the next level. He’s not going to be a star but he’s going to be a steady, tough contributor. He’s a poor man’s Heath Miller. And he’s going to fall too far in this draft.


4. Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado

Simply love this player and this kid, as I wrote in a Saturday Scout column in November. If Pace is as enamored by athleticism as many believe, how can he not be enamored with a decathlete?


3. James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

This is another player featured in a Saturday Scout piece last season.

I’m a firm believer that good football players don’t need excuses. Josh Allen and Sam Darnold have excuse makers littered throughout the football media but ultimately both just weren’t good enough in college.

Washington was great. 226 catches in four years. Nearly 4500 yards. 39 touchdowns. And he got better every season. Hopefully Washington ends up on a team with a strong-armed QB who will be able to utilize his ability to completely destroy the back-end of a secondary.

Side note: I’ve Tweeted several times that I don’t like the quarterbacks in this draft. That’s only semi-true. I like Mason Rudolph and Luke Falk as mid-rounders who’ll contribute in the league for a long time.


2. Quenton Nelson, Guard, Notre Dame

A few years ago I wrote that Aaron Donald was far-and-away the best player in the 2014 draft. That was based purely on his football playing, nothing else. Not cones or sprinting in spandex or his work on the pommel horse. When one watched him play, one saw an NFL star.

Nelson is exactly the same player on the other side of the line. If Chris Ballard lets him by the Colts at #6 Thursday night, he’s insane. (But don’t worry, his friends in the press will still celebrate him as a genius.) If Ballard passes, Andrew Luck should sucker punch him in the building Friday morning.

Nelson is the best player in this draft.


1. Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia

  • Pursues the ball carrier like Harry Carson.
  • Ability to get sideline-to-sideline is Urlacher-esque.
  • Coverage ability reminiscent of young Derrick Brooks.
  • 6.5 sacks his senior year showed he can get into the backfield and wreck havoc.

The only player in the 2018 draft I’m hoping ends up in a Chicago Bears uniform. This kid is special.

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  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Did you just compare Smith to a player that played 30+ years ago? Could you not find a comparable player that played in this century? Carson is a HOFer, I actually had to google him because I was 9 years old the last time he played a snap.

    • I still say Smith comps more to Eric Kendricks or even Deion Jones.
      Is that worth the #8 overall in Fangio D? Stay tuned…

      • DaBearsBlog

        Did you not see what happened to Fangio’s D when Trevathan got hurt?

        • Irish Sweetness

          And the solution is to put a large safety in as Mike?

          • Big Mike

            he’s not a Mike LB. He’s a will.

          • The problem in our specific situation is that Floyd himself is underweight and can get washed out by olinemen. If we get Smith, that means two guys who teams can run right at and cancel out their speed. In many ways , Floyd acts as Fangio’s WILL covering and playing zone ( to the chagrin of fans who want him to rush).

            Fangio’s ideal at LOLB is McPhee. 6’4 ish 275ish . That aint Smith.

            So Smith would likely be put at ILB next to Tre and everyone would have to keep him clean.

            ( or be purely a subpackage guy which you dont want at #8).

            I like his tape, but Smith got blasted by smart teams in college. Jeff and defenders say ‘so what, who doesnt?’ But the diff is w other players it’s technique or awareness – not size. The former can be coached, the latter cannot ( see Grasu)

          • Big Mike

            That’s what I’m saying. Oklahoma ran right at him with an inside zone. He was toasted. Kept trying to go backdoor (under the block) instead of over the top like an ILB is supposed to. At the same time in this era of flag football fielding a team full of “athletes”

          • I saw the same exact tape. It’s like Smith himself knew he couldnt stack and shed to make the tackle ( and keep contain) , so he tried to beat the blocker w speed under, and predictably got blasted.
            And the OGs in the NFL will only be faster and bigger.

          • Big Mike

            So if you take him, you know he’s a WILL and teams will scheme that all day long. You imagine he’ll get better, but do you ever see a day where he beats Quentin Nelson over the top? That would also give us one more light, quick guy on D that we have to “protect” or scheme for. Floyd’s not slobberknocking anyone. 4th and 1.. who is in your package? Anyhow, can’t fix it all in one draft. Was going through the schedule, my way to soon prediction is the same as it has been for the last 3-4 years. 7-9 wins. I truly believe you have to hit that threshold before any larger number comes into play. You have to learn how to compete and finish. Taste the possibility of the playoffs along with the obvious which is get more talent. At the same time, the Bears fan in me is day dreaming of a path to 10 wins Surprisingly, I’m more concerned about the Defense. I think that top 10 stat was a function of how bad our offense was.

          • Dale701
          • Irish Sweetness

            Giving up our 3rd round pick plus? Nah. You look at the board you have when it comes to eight. No more dumping picks.

          • Irish Sweetness

            And when is ‘Top Ten Defense’ a good thing? You only call yourself that if you’re #10 on the list. I want / we want a TOP defense – the best – a defense that everyone measures defenses by (you know the one). Being #10 on any list is for schmucks.

            But I’m most worried about the D. There’s no personality in the collective. There’s no purpose or identity, Mr. Fangio.

            We’re a Mike, an OLB and a DE short of a playoff defense, Mr. Pace.

            Whatchagonnado?

          • Irish Sweetness

            He disappears in the NFL. Too easy to block.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’ve only heard them talk about him moving inside. He should rush the passer either way. That’s a big body in your face.

        • leftcoastdave

          BPA vs PON strikes again.

          • Big Mike

            The Bears have needs everywhere. Weak Side LB is a need. I don’t think the Bears take Smith. Don’t know who they will take. The odd play iwill be the20 year old from VA Tech. Tremaine Edmunds? Raw talent. Very raw. Most likely to bust. Upside is huge. I wouldn’t take him. Watched him live. Right now, he gets lost, gambles leans in, makes huge plays because of lack of instint, makes plays because of athleticism. Will he learn the game? That’s the $64 question.

          • leftcoastdave

            Get Josie Jewel in the 4th. He’s a real gamer from Iowa.
            It looks like the 8 pick is the top of the second tier where there are 8-10 picks of equal value with the best (imho) being corners. I agree with you on Edmunds. Why get a 19 year old when we need a man to step in today. My preference would be to sell out and get Marcus Davenport, Harold Landry or even Mike McGlinchy, James Daniels or Billy Price.
            Plenty of LBs on the board to get in later rounds.

          • Big Mike

            8 sure does feel like a tough spot. But something odd always happens. QB’s might not come off the board as fast as everyone assumes. Maybe two go off by the Bears’ turn and someone wants to move up. Maybe Chubb, Barkley or Nelson fall. There’s nobody other than Nelson or Chubb that I’d say we have to have. Add Minkah Fitzpatrick to your list as well. If he moved up on Chubb I would not hate that. He’s the best fit for the Bears D. I would not move up for Nelson ( I wouldn’t hate it). All the other guys are 6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other to me. Pace’s love of athleticism, is going to get us the Puppy. My nickname for Edmunds. I suggest the blog adopt it after Pace takes him.

          • Nelson could fall to #8. Teams are always reluctant to draft OGs that high no matter how ‘ generational’ they seem.

            C/OG/ILB/SS and pure WILL are always the red headed step children of the draft, esp at the top.

          • Big Mike

            Weak side LBs get no respect. See Wilbur Marshall. Arguably the best athlete on the 85 Bears. Like Roquan Smith undersized. Huge impact made because of scheme and personnel around him. Went to skins, had a great career, but wasn’t the impact player he was on Bears.

            We will find out soon where Pace is. I really don’t see any picks that would upset me. There are 5-10 players who will be available who make the Bears better

          • WILL is usu taken for granted because their template is rather common. There’s always some 6’1 220ish LB who racked up a ton of stats in college.

            On the flip side, the 4-3 RE is the rarest . Just not many explosive 6’6 270 rushers out there, which is why Chubb will go before any WILL .

            That’s just the way drafts work. Classic supply-demand

          • Big Mike

            Supply and Demand is exactly right. There just aren’t as many 6’6” 270lb humans to turn into football players. This is also why Edmunds will go higher than he should based on football skills.

          • BenderMcLugh

            um excuse me, sir, but Matt Suey was the best athlete on the ’85 Bears, thank you.

          • Big Mike

            um.. no.

          • BenderMcLugh

            aww come on, you know it’s true

          • Irish Sweetness

            Wilbur was about right for a 4-3 LB back in the day I thought. Samurai was an inch shorter. Those boys did all right.

          • Big Mike

            But then the Bears did little to try and keep Marshall and the rest of his career with the Redskins was meh.. Although he did win a superbowl.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Who’d be likely to take Nelson? The Giants at #2 seems high.

          • Big Mike

            Denver, Tampa, Indy.. If you think the Bears have a hard choice on Nelson, imagine the Giants. I don’t think he’ll go 2. My thinking on Nelson is I’d love the Bears to take him. He fits. He finishes the interior OL. The Bears are in a division with 3 brutally tough NT and Defensive Tackles. So you fight fire with fire. If they pass, I’ll understand. Defensive side of the ball needs love. But if he is sitting there at 8 and the Bears don’t take Nelson, I’ll be shocked. The football world will be shocked and Pace will get zero benefit of the doubt. He’s been given a lot of room because he inherited a mess. But at some point, his aggressive draft style needs to produce wins. Not signing Meredith was a puzzler. Even for depth. Now they’re bringing guys like Marlon Brown at WR.

            My hunch bet, Bears don’t pick 8th. Up or Down. I’d say odds are only 75% that they stay at 8. I’m feeling a move up for Chubb. The more I look at the drop off after Chubb/Barkley/Nelson and the QBs There are 5-8 players who are all equally very good picks. But Chubb and Nelson, would simply be exceptional. Barkley doesn’t thrill me. I’m a big Jordan Howard fan and I can’t wait to see what he can do when there are not 7 or 8 men in the box, knowing he’s going to run.

          • SC Dave

            Barkley is probably better than Howard, but Jordan is way more than good enough.

            Like you Mike, I can’t wait to watch him truck all the new breed of fast small LBs like Roquan.

          • Big Mike

            While the backers might be getting smaller and faster, the DL’s in the North are a bitch. But man what an interior line that would be. I also think Long is going to be better than he’s ever been. He had compounding injuries that are very likely to be healed. .He might be full strength for the first time in 3 years.

          • The thing going for Edmunds is he’s only 19. To put that in perspective, Long was 24 as a rook.

            That means that those instincts and awareness will be honed by Fangio instead of some college DC.

            Will that be enough? Hard to say. No lock. However, it doesn’t take much ‘awareness’ to rush the passer. Just point and shoot.

            I still contend Pace will mini surprise us all and draft CB so we’ll be looking back at this Edmunds-Smith debate like the Adams-Hooker debate last draft season

          • leftcoastdave

            I agree BPA at 8 is CB. Any one of three.

          • Big Mike

            Defense needs some love. I always like the big body guys. We need some meat. Too many long, fast guys. Bears trade up for Chubb 🙂

          • Big Mike

            I’ve been thinking how Pace could go all Emery on us and take Shea McClellin. WIth the 8th pick of the draft the Bears pick a QB…

          • If Nagy believes Mayfield is his guy…Maybe Pace can trade Trub and get our 3rd back!

          • SC Dave

            Lol

          • Big Mike

            I know how young he is. But it’s almost like taking a QB, where you don’t expect anything out of him his first year. I think Pace knows he has no more mulligans. He can’t be in the 3-5 win total range again. He won’t get canned, but he will be on the hot seat in 2019 without at least 6-7 wins. He inherited a pile of crap, he’s turned over the roster, has HIS coach, HIS QB. Kept his DC. So for the first time in forever, the Bears have strong coaches on both sides of the ball.

            I won’t hate the pick of Edmunds, but it is gratification delayed. I see some Mocks showing him going back half of round 1. How much do you give up for Chubb? Assuming you have to move up to 3 to get him, the new draft chart (post CBA) says you would give up next year’s 2nd round pick. I’d do that all day.

          • Irish Sweetness

            That’s what scares me about him too, Mike. And if a guy scares you maybe it’s best not to pull that trigger at 8. Hopefully Nelson is there at 8 and we’re safe.

        • Big Mike

          Do you play him at Will. Because as a Sam, he’s toast.

        • Tre can shed blocks. Can Smith? Or is he more a Buchannnon hybrid S-LB?

  • T.dyon

    Very nice, I have similar observations. Not familiar with Washington. However, if he is anything like you described. Great.

  • Scharfinator

    I think Oliver will be great. Hopefully, great for the Bears.

    • He seems like a total Pace guy.

      • Scharfinator

        I’d 100% support… unless someone like Chubb/Nelson is still there.

  • Big Mike

    Roquan Smith is a strong player. I don’t know how much to make of his game against Oklahoma, but a look at that tape, says he cannot play strong side LB. He’s too small. Weak Side LB, he’s a stud. He’s like a very big strong safety. Instinct, pop, burst, speed. He just has very little ability at this point to get off blocks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2N0y7pYY-M

    • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

      Pisa was 6’1 230 and was a fucking axe murderer at SAM. Both he and Urlacher went down early in 2009 and that’s all she wrote. Pisa played in a total of 12 games in 2010 with that PCL injury cutting out the middle of the season basically. I remember someone on the radio mentioning he was still 3rd on the team in tackles……after missing 4 games straight.
      Now, with that being said, I like Roquan Smith but Edmunds intrigues me.

      • Big Mike

        Stop..

        • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

          you don’t like Edmunds?

          • Big Mike

            Top 10 skills unbelievable athlete. Has no idea what he’s doing. Saw him live. He was the best player on the field, but he did everything wrong. That’s how good and bad he is at the same time. He’s 19. When his rookie contract is over, He’ll be younger than some guys who are rookies. He could be the youngest guy on the team for the next 4 years. I don’t know about you, but I want to be better next year. If the Bears were an 8-8 club ascending and Edmunds was there at 16-17, he’d be by far the guy I would want.

            The thought is getting into my head about trading up for Chubb.

          • But our window is 3 yrs.
            No one really believes Bears are gonna win SB this year. Many predict 6-7 wins.
            Next yr hopefully WC. Then SB.
            Edmunds can help in that span. This is a lot like Watson-Trub scenario.
            No one doubted Watson would make more of an immediate impact than Trub, but Pace plays the long term card ( same w White who only had 1 yr experience or Floyd)

            Present Pace w an athletic freak who needs work and Pace will take that bait all day over some smallish guy w short arms.

            That’s just the way he’s wired

          • Cam Meredith >/= Jerry Rice

            LOL. Our window is three years. WTF?

          • To clarify, i think that’s the realistic blue print.
            Bears could come out of nowhere and win it all this yr.
            Never know.
            But if in 3 yrs this team is 8-8, Pace and Nagy will be in deep shit. I think we have to be at least a WC by yr 3 ( in other words, SB hunt) .

          • Cam Meredith >/= Jerry Rice

            They need to be in the hunt for a WC spot this year. At minimum, they need to have a realistic chance with a few games left, or Pace was the wrong hire in my book. And I’ve been one of his biggest supporters. It’s season four.

            But I think they will be. And I think he’s trying to build this thing to last. So I’m not ready to think about windows opening or closing I guess.

          • You believe Bears should be WC contenders this year?

            Wow. That’s way higher standards I have for the season.

            If this was yr two in McVay/Wade regime like it should’ve been instead of holding on to Fox for a whole lameduck season, I would agree with you.

            I still predict 6 wins, but on the upswing.

            It would be a major step in my eyes for the team simply not to quit by Dec.

          • Irish Sweetness

            We’ve passed the thirty year window already …

          • Big Mike

            Or Edmunds has a low football IQ. A kid like him is impossible to project.

          • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

            imagine Edmunds dropping into coverage with those Cheetah strides and long arms. Motherfucker would cover the entire middle of the field.
            Or imagine a huge man meat pile up at scrimmage and as the running back foolishly tries to break it outside our MIKE chases him down like Nat Geo.

            or……….watch Nick Kwikinski get his teeth kicked in 8yds down the field.

          • Edmunds does stir the imagination, doesn’t he?

          • Irish Sweetness

            From footballiqscore.com:

            As the son of famed Miami tight-end, Ferrell Edmunds, a lot was expected of Tremaine when he arrived at the NFL Combine. That said, he has done more than enough to impress, entice, and convince the scouts there of his awesome on-field presence, overall ability, and Pro-Bowl worthy talent. Tremaine, one of the top linebackers in the country, combines his impressive size, speed and explosiveness into a productive, versatile linebacker package that will have scouts and coaches salivating. Edmunds has posted very high-impact production over the last two years and he still has room to get much bigger and increase his overall effectiveness. His superstardom on the field is only slightly overshadowed by somewhat muddled instincts that allow for some mental mistakes that need to be trained out of him.

            That said, he can play in any alignment as linebacker and have very little issue converting his efforts into a boost for his entire team. That said, if one looks to the future, they’ll notice that Edmunds has far more to give that his current output indicates. His 260-pound frame moves with ease down the field, even at blinding speeds. His size will only grow as he adds muscle, so opponents will be met with an even more imposing figure to overcome than the one they know of now. Also, his agility and skill at remaining glued to his opponent allow him to follow running-backs and tight-ends with unmatched precision. All in all, Tremaine Edmunds is a beast on the field, who moves with the grace and maneuverability of a Pro-NBA player, much less a linebacker.

          • Big Mike

            Imagine him playing like Vernon Ghoulston. I hear you. I can imagine him reaching his upside. He could redefine the position.

          • yeah, I agree. Edmunds could be the next Neo of football – some crazy mutant who will make everyone look like Shea.

            Or he could be the next Vernon Gholston…

          • Big Mike

            Gholston. Is he even in the league

            Get Outlook for iOS

          • Pretty sure he’s out of the league. The similarities are eerie though.

            “Vernon Gholston (6’4 258) is a remarkable talent, but he’s only just begun realizing his vast potential.

            He never picked up a football until his sophomore year in high school and had just one season of defensive experience as a linebacker before being converted to defensive end when he arrived at Ohio State.

            Blessed with incredible speed (clocked at 4.56 in the 40-yard dash), long limbs and superb strength, Gholston is the prototype pass rusher that professional teams look for — big, fast, strong and explosive

            Negatives.

            Negatives: Has loose hips to drop back in pass coverage, but when he gets too tall in his backpedal, he fails to get a clean turn coming out of his breaks…Instinctive player, but is still a relatively new to the game and needs more reps to help him gain experience, as he relies on his athletic ability…Has improved his technique, but can’t be considered a technician using his hands or displaying an array of pass rush moves…Must develop a better feel for blocking schemes, as he doesn’t always protect his body from cut blocks and is not yet consistent at splitting double teams…Can be fooled by misdirection and while he gives total effort, he sometimes can’t find the ball until it is past him. – NFL.com

          • Big Mike
          • Oh yeah, sucked major balls. Don’t think he even recorded a sack while on the Jets. Crazy athlete. Never translated.

          • Irish Sweetness

            If we draft him, we rush him. That would work. Don’t ask him to play.

          • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

            but we need to hit on picks 1,2 and 3 this year and you have a better chance of doing that with high picks.
            I want Chubb too because I want to see a Peppers again in a bears uniform but we need at least 2 more starters on this team right now.

          • SC Dave

            Peppers was the shit, eh? Guy had 11 sacks and 2 FF last season in part-time duty.

            He needs 6 this season to move into #3 all-time on the sacks list. But he won’t get past that, since White is 38(!) ahead of Kevin Greene.

            https://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/sacks_career.htm

          • 1, 2 and 4. (no #3 though we all know he’s trading down somewhere to try to regain it).

          • Irish Sweetness

            Then we pass on him in the draft and sign him to his second contract!

  • Bear Instincts
  • ThompsonWay

    I saw Troy Fumagalli play in WI for years and the kid always comes up big under pressure. To bad the Bears are loaded at TE.

    • Cam Meredith >/= Jerry Rice

      I’m not sure I’d go as far as “loaded” at TE. On paper, could be a great year from that group. But Burton has never been a go to guy, and Shaheen is just a question mark.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        Shaheen the TD Catching Machine!!!!

      • If Burton doesn’t look like a young Zach Miller or better, write another FA whiff to the list.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          Concussed and broken?

          • You referring to Miller or McPhee, or Royal, or Demps, or White?

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Miller.

        • Cam Meredith >/= Jerry Rice

          Burton better prove to be more than Miller.

          • Irish Sweetness

            The best hands in the NFL? Wow.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “@dabearsblog
    There seems to be a consensus belief among the national football media that Ryan Pace is going to take Quenton Nelson. ”

    Really?

    Nelson has to BE there at #8 and I don’t see a lot of mocks that have him lasting that long.

    • willbest

      Does Nelson make Fletcher Cox cry in a corner? Why do people love this guy so much? Guard, like RB is a position you can get a lot of value out of later round picks.

      • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

        no one makes Cox cry in a corner. If they pick Nelson he’ll be a tackle on the Bears. I know it’s not a popular opinion but I can’t stop thinking about that.

        • Big Mike

          Nelson, Whitehair and Long vs NFC North Defensive Lines. That’s what i want to see.

          • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

            it sucks to say it but Long may be done man. His leg almost snapped in half and that’s one hell of a leg. Name a part of a body and it’s likely in some stage of destruction right now.

          • SC Dave

            All the more reason to get Nelson.

          • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

            i’d be perfectly happy with Nelson. It’s necessary but it’s unfortunate that we have a huge hole at MLB, meh at corner, no OLB on the other side of Floyd and Amos at safety who is the equivalent of a 4.7 inch penis with slightly average girth.

          • BenderMcLugh

            You keep Amos out yo mouth

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        If we don’t draft him I am quitting football and going to go bang hot chicks in my hot tub.

        • willbest

          If you have the option of banging hot chicks in your hot tub on the regular, you should be doing that instead anyway.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I would have to buy a hot tub, also I don’t think my girlfriend would like me banging a bunch of random hot chicks as much as I would.

          • willbest

            Never know until you try. Plus, there is always the Shaggy defense.

          • evantonio

            hot tub sex is very overrated.

          • Cam Meredith >/= Jerry Rice

            I’m with you. Too much bullshit going on there.

          • Shower sex is awkward too. She gets the warm water, than you freeze ur balls off (literally), then switch, trying not to slip and break your neck, while shampoo and soap getting all over, weird angles…

          • Cam Meredith >/= Jerry Rice

            Not a fan. Senses being pulled in too many directions, water invading the slippery regions. Just don’t care for it.

      • Big Mike

        It’s maddening, In two paragraphs, he won’t be there at 8 and why take a guard.

        • SC Dave

          Let it go, Grasshopper.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      I’d rather they take his teammate Mike McGlinchey.

      • Big Mike

        Because he plays tackle? SMH

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          Nope just to be contradictory. Sorry the troll is strong in me.

          • Big Mike

            We should take a QB. That way we can trade for more picks when the QB becomes Garoppolo

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            That is a great idea.

          • Cam Meredith >/= Jerry Rice

            We should trade down in every round for more picks, then just roll them over into next year. We should have like 25 picks next year. Then just crush that draft. This year’s draft is bullshit. It’s all about next year’s.

            #strateegery.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            FIFTEEN 2019 SIXTH ROUND PICKS BABY!!! GO PACE!

            FUCK YEAH!

            (please no)

    • ButtonShoes

      There was a consensus not too long ago that the Bears were going to take Calvin Ridley. All this means is that whatever the consensus is, it’s bullshit.

      • Irish Sweetness

        That’s when the Fire Pace Facebook page is started….

  • Chicken Dinner played football more like Johnny Carson.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      You mean Super Bowl Winner Chicken Dinner.

      • BenderMcLugh

        You just pushed MBs return back 6 months

        • Big Mike

          Ha

  • CanadaBear

    Saw a couple of rumors the Pats traded picks to the Falcons for Julio Jones. Have no idea if it’s true.

    • Rumors were swirling about Brady bowing out in ’18.
      Gronk might be on the trading block..
      They may trade up for a QB…

      WTH knows what’s going on over there

      • Cam Meredith >/= Jerry Rice

        They have a boatload of picks. Nothing would surprise me.

      • Big Mike

        Deception.

    • BenderMcLugh

      Jones took down his team pics instagram all Howard style

      • SC Dave

        Maybe the teams asked both of them to.

  • So much for Libertarian hero Rand Paul not bending over for the hawks. Now says he will vote for Pompeo after Pompeo pinky swore he won’t go around starting wars (unless there’s WMDs).

    I hope the neo-cons used lube.

    • willbest

      For some reason you seem to think that the head of the CIA is less capable of starting a war than the Sec State.

      I would say the most shocking political news today is Kanye West as political bridge builder, but then that sounds about right for 2018.

      • Maybe, but Paul can’t really do anything about the CIA director. He can vote his conscience and libertarian philosophy voting against Pompeo like he repeatedly declared he would.

        #squealLikeaPig
        #swamp

        • willbest

          CIA director is a confirmation post, it was 66-32 with Paul being a dissenting vote. But here is the thing. Its the gatekeeper for the classified intel to the war maker. The Sec State doesn’t really do anything other than PR with foreign governments, and trump takes care of that with Twitter. It seems like a downgrade to me.

          • It’s easy to be a dissenting voice when your vote don’t matter. This confirmation was much more close, and they needed his vote.

            And he bent over, I’m sure with a wink and a nod.

            Shame. I was beginning to be intrigued by him esp after his filabuster on the spending bill.

            But of course, if they needed his vote for that, he would have bent over again, I’m sure.

            Just another politician.

            #drainTheSwamp

          • willbest

            maybe he is just tired of people trying to kill him

          • And he was supposed to be on that train that crashed.

            Da fuq.

            Where’s Alex Jones when you need him? (oh, that’s right, getting sued by grieving
            “crisis actors”)

          • SC Dave

            On that first sentence, I take it you mean all those people that voted for Hillary in 2016?

    • leftcoastdave

      Pompeo laid the groundwork with the fatboy in Norko which led to no more nuke tests and no more missile tests, at least for now.

      Dat ain’t nuttin.

  • catfish44

    bears #8- roquan smith.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Lead blast to the brain.

      • catfish44

        another 5 year old comment. are you still in middle school? grade school? ever…even ….go to school. lol.

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