(Jake Roth – USA TODAY Sports)
The “legal tampering period” is another work of staggering genius by Roger Goodell. Instead of having an exciting start to the league year this afternoon, with six hours of team-changing moves, we now have this three-day, amorphous blob of leakage featuring the newest bullshit phrase “intend to”.
Nothing in the NFL improves under Uncle Rog but the television revenues. His contract extension proved nothing else matters to these owners.
Twitter is the place to be on days like yesterday, as the news comes flying in from every direction. (True story. I’m currently starting a theatre company and for some reason scheduled ALL my legal meetings for yesterday. Forgot to check the NFL calendar.) So here are the Tweets telling the story of the Bears newest signings.
Allen Robinson, Cam Meredith, Taylor Gabriel, Trey Burton, Adam Shaheen, Jordan Howard, and Tarik Cohen is a collection of actual NFL players.
— Robert Mays (@robertmays) March 13, 2018
I kinda like the Trey Burton deal – think he can by a dynamic receiving option – but that’s a great example of paying for future potential not past production. We haven’t seen it YET, Bears confident they will.
— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) March 13, 2018
— Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) March 13, 2018
Parkey is 26 years old and has made 76 of 88 field goals in his career (86.4%). He’s 6/7 from 50+ and has kicked his whole career outdoors. https://t.co/LxNvj2hy0I
— Johnathan Wood (@Johnathan_Wood1) March 13, 2018
Taylor Gabriel expected to sign with the Chicago Bears on a 4 year deal. per source.
Taylor Gabriel is my source. #ThomaHawk
— Andrew Hawkins (@Hawk) March 13, 2018
If the #Bears are looking for a speed complement to their new addition of Allen Robinson, they need to go after Taylor Gabriel. He’s only 5’8″ but electric with the ball in his hands. pic.twitter.com/PoJXVSsAFi
— Erik Lambert (@ErikLambert1) March 13, 2018
If they couldn’t upgrade their second cornerback, bringing back Prince Amukamara next to Kyle Fuller was always the right move for the Bears.
Now the ideal would be to draft a corner on Day 2 to be the eventual replacement in development.
— Robert Zeglinski (Z-Rob-urton) (@RobertZeglinski) March 14, 2018
They got a real one ✊🏾 much love bro https://t.co/Saj035LTZn
— Allen Hurns (@A1hurns) March 13, 2018
More Allen Robinson from ‘16 — Pivot route. That’s pretty nasty. pic.twitter.com/TUS5KDS2L2
— Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) March 10, 2018
Live look at Mitch Trubisky pic.twitter.com/i1DiWXTLva
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) March 13, 2018
Forget about the individual deals and money. The Bears are delivering a message today to fans: we intend to win now. It’s refreshing. And exciting.
— DaBearsBlog (@dabearsblog) March 14, 2018
Free agency actually begins this afternoon.