Author Topic: 2019 Chicago Bears  (Read 31870 times)

hibernationsuxs

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2019, 06:16:29 am »
Wow an absolute ton of moves by the Bears so far this offseason.  Both Goldman and Mack restructure there deals for the Bears to gain cap space.

Then the Bears resigned B. Braunecker, sign Buster Skrine, sign Mike Davis, sign C. Patterson.  Seemly more moves to come.

When you have a lot of talent and are knocking not he door to Super Bowl its all about adding depth and filling some holes.  Keeping Ben B. was depth move, as was the other signing.

I like adding veteran like Skrine, however hopefully we will still pursue a rookie with more upside long run and add depth.  I think M. Davis is a nice player.   However I do not believe he is a starter.  I do think it adds depth and also signals that Howard is even more likely to be traded.  Just my opinion not saying I want that to happen, I like Howard.

C. Patterson signing does not thrill me.  5m annually for what?  A kick returner?  This is not D. Hester.  I think Patterson was solid for the Pats, but I always felt like they were utilizing him the best they could but he really was a player without a true position.  The thing that makes him valuable is his ability to play so many positions.  He is a backup at RB, WR and a start on special teams.  Just not a guy I would have signed for that money. 

With the Mack move, I think Bears are going for a bigger signing/trade than I previously thought they would.  I am thinking a S or possibly even a RB.

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2019, 06:26:59 am »
Absolutely need a safety. RB we can draft. Cant believe we make the SB without a vet safety. Amos leaves a big hole.

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2019, 07:10:54 am »
The thing that made me leery about Bell is him taking off all of last year.  Who knows what kind of shape he comes in at. 

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2019, 08:25:16 am »
Doesn't Patterson suffer with migraines?

dallasbear

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2019, 09:22:53 am »

I don't know how migranes may have affected Patterson but he has only missed one game in 6 NFL seasons, 95/96 games.  With the departure of Bellamy/White he and Wyms back up the 3 starters.  Plus he resolves a problem at kick return where the Bears were dead last in the NFL.  I think I read he could add 8 yards of field position per return. 

Bears #1 need now is safety but that can be filled in the draft to compete with Devin Bush.  I'd also like the Bears to draft a nickel CB for competition for Skrine.  Maybe add a half back too.   That's about all the Bears have picks for.

I don't know what the cap position is today but I'm sure Pace is not done signing guys...does he have enough to sign a bigger name at safety?   Is there anybody left?

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2019, 09:45:09 am »
I still think he is going after a running back.  Mike Davis isn't a starter, but replaces Cunningham/Mizzell.  Tevin Coleman perhaps.

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« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2019, 10:28:34 am »
GREAT signing in Corderelle Patterson. I believe the Bears were LAST in kick returns at 19.0 a return. Patriots were 2nd at 27.0.....MASSIVE difference.

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2019, 10:33:24 am »
I agree with you guys then this just hit me;

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2019/03/12/chicago-bears-salary-cap-2019-nfl-free-agency-khalil-mack-signing-bonus/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline

something is up, we just dont know what it is yet. You dont just free up 11 mil to look at. I hope its a safety. Right now I am not concerned about RB there will be plenty in the draft. "The NFL is a passing league"

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2019, 10:33:52 am »
Bell can't get last years money back - ever. He lost. $12 to $14 million. This contract did not recover that. Sitting out was stupid money wise.

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2019, 11:53:09 am »
Pro Bowl K Jason Myers is available...

But I get the feeling that the Bears are not going to commit big $ on a kicker and will try to find the diamond in the rough instead.

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2019, 12:20:32 pm »
  I am in the like Cordarrelle Patterson signing camp. He is the best return man on this squad and he supplies much needed speed to the receiver corp. Speed that Kevin White was supposed to have provided.

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #56 on: March 13, 2019, 12:26:16 pm »
 I wouldn't mind seeing us going after the Patriots kicker Gostkowski. With a solid kicking game we might have been undefeated?

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #57 on: March 13, 2019, 12:39:16 pm »

A co-worker who is a huge Patriot fan told me that Belichek's only franchise tag that he regretted placing on a player was Gostkowski last year.  He had an off year last year, but then again so did Gould when the Bears released him.

I'm thinking Pace isn't done bringing in free agent kickers.

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #58 on: March 13, 2019, 12:58:18 pm »
 Hey if Gostkowski can kick it deep into the end zone on a regular basis we are ahead of the game. I feel after QB kicker may be the most important position when it comes to final point outcome per game. That's gotta mean something.
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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #59 on: March 13, 2019, 01:45:17 pm »
Patterson on the those Jet sweeps - unstoppable - huge yardage. You have to remember who our coach is and how he uses speed guys. Patterson gets a few touches and may break a couple.

Not to mention a great kickoff returner.