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WshflThinking

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4845 on: January 03, 2013, 04:12:01 pm »
Like I said earlier all the signs point to McCoy. He seems to be the most adaptable

yapper

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4846 on: January 03, 2013, 04:16:06 pm »
IMO the McCoy thing hinges almost entirely on his ties to Cutler.

McCoy is the only one of all the candidates to actually have history with him -- which could either be a tremendous "in" or a big red flag, depending. 

If Emery feels like those two are gonna make magic together -- and the vibe between Emery and McCoy is good as well -- then I think it could be a de facto done deal this weekend (even if the official announcement doesn't come until after Clements and Arians have been interviewed).
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WshflThinking

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4847 on: January 03, 2013, 04:39:47 pm »
Thats why I said earlier that Emery needs to find out how the meetings McCoy had with Cutler went and how McCoy would best utilize Cutler and whether he thinks thats something McCoy wants to do.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4848 on: January 03, 2013, 04:48:46 pm »
Yes, and hopefully Emery has already talked to Cutler (or will be talking to him after this weekend) to get both sides of the story.

It would be nice to hear from Cutler and Marshall about McCoy but they have pretty much gone silent since Sunday.  I think Cutler did his radio show on Monday and since then...  nada.  I wonder if that's by his choice or if he's under a gag order from on top?
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WshflThinking

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4849 on: January 03, 2013, 04:50:58 pm »
correctamundo. I have a feeling this is the right man for the job if he wants it

yapper

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4850 on: January 03, 2013, 04:52:08 pm »
Broncos wear blue and orange too... he wouldn't even have to swap out his wardrobe.

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yapper

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4851 on: January 03, 2013, 05:03:06 pm »
Does anyone have a list of the FA QBs that will be coming available? 

I'm thinking for our #2.  Jason Campbell is just brutal and I don't want us wasting a roster spot on him next season... no way, no how.  We won't have much money to spend on that postion so it could be a tough one.

We probably need to find a 3 as well... a development guy, not old-as-dirt McCown.

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2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4852 on: January 03, 2013, 05:18:14 pm »
Don't know much about McCoy, but I would love it if Arians got the gig...

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4853 on: January 03, 2013, 06:03:15 pm »
Yapp, my plan would be to se-sign Blanchard. Is Orton available? ;D

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4854 on: January 03, 2013, 06:31:17 pm »
I think Blanchard is gone.  Somebody claimed him off our practice squad during the season IIRC.

If the team that claimed him lets him go we can always bring him back, but as of now he's out of the mix.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4855 on: January 03, 2013, 06:37:06 pm »
Don't know much about McCoy, but I would love it if Arians got the gig...

The biggest appeal of Arians to me is the HC experience he gained essentially on the job this year with the Colts after Pagano had to bow out.  That experience of running the whole show is something none of the other candidates have.

His age, to me, is a two-edged sword.  On one hand, yeah there's a chance he might not be quite as forward thinking, adaptable or energetic as some of the younger candidates.  OTOH, this team is used to an older, fatherly presence and so the transition to someone like Arians may not be as jarring as a McCoy or a Carmichael who are only about 10-12 years older than our oldest players.  Not that shaking things up with the veterans would necessarily be a bad thing.

Arians' credentials are rock solid in any event, especially when it comes to coaching up QBs and getting the most out of them in big games.  Cutler could definitely benefit from that.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4856 on: January 03, 2013, 06:41:45 pm »
I think Blanchard is gone.  Somebody claimed him off our practice squad during the season IIRC.

If the team that claimed him lets him go we can always bring him back, but as of now he's out of the mix.

According to the team transactions Blanchard was released December 4th by the Bears which means he is a FA and we can re-sign him.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4857 on: January 03, 2013, 09:35:50 pm »

 UPDATE this also : its the 2013 Chicago Bears

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4858 on: January 03, 2013, 10:02:31 pm »
If I've read correctly McCoy was hired by the Bronco's shortly before Cutler was traded.    I don't think the 2 have any history.

I don't know much about McCoy but I remember Orton winning something like 6 in a row then their offense fell off the table. 

Tebow came on and threw for 40 passing yards for 3 1/2 quarters then won the game.

Then they get Manning.

Hard to tell much about the guy from this track record.

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Re: 2012 Chicago Bears
« Reply #4859 on: January 03, 2013, 10:07:59 pm »
If I've read correctly McCoy was hired by the Bronco's shortly before Cutler was traded.    I don't think the 2 have any history.

I don't know much about McCoy but I remember Orton winning something like 6 in a row then their offense fell off the table. 

Tebow came on and threw for 40 passing yards for 3 1/2 quarters then won the game.

Then they get Manning.

Hard to tell much about the guy from this track record.

 Dave,

 Can you repost this to the 2013 thread?