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boogie

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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2022, 07:01:51 am »
I dont think Hackett is the one who is making Rogers a success in GB.  I think Rogers has the horseshoe up his asss along with something else, and he makes who ever look good.  Pass on him.

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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2022, 10:37:05 am »
The Packers has had a horseshoe, rabbit's foot, and the kitchen sink up their asses for the last 30 goddamn years.  Maybe Eliot Wolfe will want to prove they were wrong for choosing Gutekunst over nepotism at GM...

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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2022, 11:28:46 am »
I think that would be a great idea.  Does the family that got really rich while fielding a losing team for 30 years think so ? Probably not.  basically same group of buffoons that have done the choosing before. Number one qualifier? The family likes you. Number 2-10 qualifiers ?  See qualifier number 1.
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boogie

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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2022, 11:51:17 am »
Our only hope is that Polian steers them in the right direction. 

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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2022, 03:00:38 pm »
I've been thinking about and I believe there's a well of feeling for the Bears (as among most teams) amongst fans. That well does dry up if not rewarded with the great story, championship and all that comes with that territory. I think the well amongst fans (especially older ones) is drying up fast. Younger ones don't even have that to fall back on. We at least have 85.

But before that all that was the 63 champions and the champions of the bygone age of the 30s-50s. I became a fan in the terrible 70s, caught between the 2 worlds of the 63 Championship team and before the 85 SB run and the playoffs runs of the 80s. We had Walter to look forward to on Sunday. We had legends of the recent past (Ditka, Sayers, Butkis) and a few we rooted for because they were our our "guys" (like the 2 Dougys Buffone and Plank). But the offense (other than Walter) was horseshit, even in a bad offensive era. Still the well of hope filled up when we went to the playoffs in the late 70s, even though they never advanced. And when Da Coach came in and Halas passed, we knew we were in for a hell of a ride.....

Today, most fans are far younger than I, and 1985, as legendary as it was, is as far before their time as the 63 championship was to mine. There "well" has been filled up with a crappy 90s, Hopeful early 2000s and much really, really bad offensive football in a league that EMPHASIZES offense. That SB that they lost was truly a lost opportunity.....

Why this rant ? Because I think that the McCaskets don't get that the well is not as full as it was for those who lived through the 80s (in particular 85). Fandom is different now. People tend root for players, not laundry, so to speak. The cost to be paid for Fantasy Football and now legalized gambling. A few more years of current ineptitude and it will be VERY hard for them to find anyone who gives a damn about them. And if the younger generation does not care, what will they instill in THEIR younger generation of kids coming up ?

I truly fear the fields of failed dreams this franchise has sown over the last 30 or so years will reverberate in Bear fandom in the years to come. They are a joke. I mean the SNL superfans skits, as fun as they are, were a backhand slap at the Second City but we loved them just the same. Now when casual fans think bears they think of the franchise that cannot shoot straight. The "lets let Rex pass the ball in the rain when running the ball was working" or the "Double Doink". I mean, the Bears never had a 4000 yard passer in a 16 game season. And they look like they will never have on in a 17 game season either. Disgraceful.

The McCaskets are running a funeral parlor for Christ's sake. They have been burying this franchise since they booted Finks out and got their ghoulish hands on the controls.

Despite this rant I am a naturally optimistic person, but thinking about this franchise is so damn depressing. These hires are the most important in their history- and I don't think really realize that. Maybe they'll get it right this time. Probably not considering the same fools are in charge of hiring the new fools that hired the previous fools (x2).....

We shall see. But the well is drying up fast, and they need to refill it pronto..........

If nothing else, its a version of reality TV that at least isn't pre-scripted (yet) :D
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JACKIEJOKEMAN REDUX

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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2022, 08:29:49 pm »

 Back when we drafted trubisky we were all against it except for one poster who said thats who we would take.

 Anyone remember who that poster was ?

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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2022, 09:41:23 pm »

I never thought Glennon was the guy, even with the long term deal,  that the Bears were seriously going to go with at QB.  I looked at the QB rankings and Trubisky for the most part was the highest rated QB of the 3.  I had watched a bowl game he played in and saw a QB with mobility and a strong arm.  I figured Trubisky was the pick.

There was some support here for Solomon Thomas and Jamaal Adams.  I don't recall many calling for Watson or Mahomes though I'm sure they'll spout now that he was their guy.

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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2022, 02:11:31 am »
Back when we drafted trubisky we were all against it except for one poster who said thats who we would take.

 Anyone remember who that poster was ?

I didnt like Trubisky for several reasons. First of all he wasnt a 4 year QB. They had a one year window to make a judgement. He didnt go to a big name football  university either. He had failure

written all over him from the beginning.

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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2022, 05:13:23 am »
Bears4ever - Love and lived the rant.  Optimism is what we have in buckets. 

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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2022, 05:15:04 am »
I was on board with Adams, but was okay with Watson.  Watson's pedigree at Clemson, in the biggest games was my draw.  The drawback was his knee injury history.  Mahommes was compared to Cutler at the time, and no one wanted a 2nd screening of that.

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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2022, 05:29:11 am »
I just assumed Watson would be picked. The trade up to take Trubisky was absolutely insane.
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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2022, 06:50:37 am »
Ty Grizz- I view this board as my therapy, binky and sounding board all combined in one as far as the Bears go. I think its part of why I've been here for so long since the move from the old boards.....

boogie

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Re: 2022 Chicago Bears
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2022, 07:17:53 am »
Trubisky was my #1 qb choice.  He had the mobility and the arm.  And Nagy totally didnt play to his strengths.  Remember moving on to level 202?

On the HC front, I am torn about wanting a Def based HC.  If we get one, the defense will be good, but he will have to hire a good OC.  If that OC is good, and if/when/hopefully he makes Fields a success he is going to get poached by some other team for HC.  If we get an offense HC, at least he would remain, and provide continuity for Fields.