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WshflThinking

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Re: 2023 Chicago Bears
« Reply #120 on: April 03, 2023, 08:28:31 am »
The D can improve if they can at least stop the run.  If you have the cover guys you can always blitz.  But there's really no substitute from a pass rush from the front 4.

Bears need to find at least 2 starting pass rushers in this draft.  That will be tough figuring they are supposed to go OT in R1.  Poles strategy might just be to draft the F out of the front four after R1.

I just saw a new wrinkle draft where the Bears take Bryan Breese @9. Reading up, it appears he is healed up from the knee injury

dallasbear

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« Reply #121 on: April 03, 2023, 09:26:45 am »

That's kind of rich for him but just because you want to trade down  doesn't mean you'll find a partner with the pick you want to trade down and with the compensation for trading down.

If Bears stick with #9 I wouldn't be surprise if Poles pulls a Pace and trades up in R2.

WshflThinking

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Re: 2023 Chicago Bears
« Reply #122 on: April 03, 2023, 02:49:55 pm »
It might be high for Breese @ 9 because of the injury, but he seems healed if he passed the combine

dallasbear

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Re: 2023 Chicago Bears
« Reply #123 on: April 03, 2023, 04:52:38 pm »

He's a big fast 3 technique.  I know he had the ACL in '21 but was he healthy in '22?

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« Reply #124 on: April 03, 2023, 05:14:06 pm »
I think he was healthy about the last 4 games.

WshflThinking

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Re: 2023 Chicago Bears
« Reply #125 on: April 03, 2023, 06:03:06 pm »
He was out early in 2022 because of the death of his sister from cancer.

davebear

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« Reply #126 on: April 03, 2023, 06:19:28 pm »
He was out early in 2022 because of the death of his sister from cancer.

Thatís right but on a video I saw the analyst said he didnít start out 2022 very well because he wasnít fully healed then missed 4 games with his sisters death but finished the season strong.


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Re: 2023 Chicago Bears
« Reply #128 on: April 04, 2023, 08:14:56 pm »

 At this point in time ... what should we do with the ninth pick ?

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Re: 2023 Chicago Bears
« Reply #129 on: April 05, 2023, 06:25:48 am »
We should either hang on to it and use it or trade it.

WshflThinking

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Re: 2023 Chicago Bears
« Reply #130 on: April 05, 2023, 08:50:47 am »
I am kinda getting queezy. I definitely think we should use the pic but am not sure what we should draft. We have so many needs. The Bears know what they need. I think the short

supply of the draft appears to be OT and we need one desperately.  My guess is the Bears draft one at #9. Trade back? I hope not. The Bears had the #1 pick and traded out of that.

Now at #9 they need to draft the best player worthy of a top 10 pick. And whoever they draft make sure they dont draft an OT with short arms.

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Re: 2023 Chicago Bears
« Reply #131 on: April 05, 2023, 10:19:29 am »

We don't know what Poles will do.  We do know that the Bears need starters at RT, DT, DE and maybe at CB.  First 4 picks could go that way.

But there are still decent FAs still out there that could be signed that could get the Bears through '23 and allow Poles to really go after the BPA like a HB or WR early.  Positions that really don't look like huge needs in comparison to what the Bears have today.   But realize that Foreman, Mooney and Claypool all have deals expiring in '23.

I am not saying that the Bears will draft a WR/HB - right now it looks like one of the tackles will go at 9, but Poles is unpredictable. 
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WshflThinking

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Re: 2023 Chicago Bears
« Reply #132 on: April 05, 2023, 10:49:11 am »
but Poles is unpredictable

Yes he is. What concerns me is despite being an Olineman himself is that his HC is a defensive guy who is in high need himself on the defensive side of the ball.

You just cant predict which way he leans.

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Re: 2023 Chicago Bears
« Reply #133 on: April 05, 2023, 12:26:49 pm »

I don't think Poles has an affinity to either side of the ball.  Head coaches do but not GMs.

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Re: 2023 Chicago Bears
« Reply #134 on: April 06, 2023, 06:10:00 am »
I think last year they learned what the team needed to do to become legitimate again and bottomed out.

This season is the season they have to learn how to win, regardless of the circumstances of the game.

I do feel the Bears have a plan (both Front Office and Coaching), which is something I have not felt in a long time from this franchise. Will it work out ? We shall see but it should be an interesting ride for sure.....