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  1. Im just thrilled you didnt put Tony on that list

    We traded a 2nd rd pick (Arenas) for him. If any Falcon, it would be the Burner hands down IMO.

    Kurt was picked up as a backup QB. If he were signed with the intention of actually playing, I could agree. The rams just got lucky by getting a lot better player than they thought they were.

    The Cardinals did not pick him up to be a backup. And while he did not win that SB (and shouldn't have even been there, but I'm sure he sends Keith Brooking Xmas cards every year as a thank you) you can't discount that season. Had he won I think he'd be at the top of a lot more people's lists due to the hype QBs get.

  2. One of the hosts on PFT called Manning the best FA in NFL history. I was a little surprised to hear this, especially since he is not young. I'm curious if other people share his opinion, and if so why? Is it the novelty of the signing or are you basing it on past/expected production?

    IMO it is Reggie White by a large margin. He's basically the poster child for free agency. Then Prime with a lot of cushion ahead of Kurt Warner, followed by CURTIS.

  3. I gotta admit I though he was talking about something else.............I really need to learn the spanish sad.png

    Did you think Tito meant T!tties???

    come on guy . Don't you read ALL the posts in the thread . I already tried to explain the journeyman comment. I used the word as a backup , a player that gets cut often but seems to always show up on someones roster. I know WE drafted Hawley. I give you guys credit though. You will defend the **** out of players . Talent or no talent .

    Guy, I'm not even a major Hawley supporter, I thought he was God awful prior to this regular season. All these people asked you to do was back up your opinion. Hawley looked like sh!t the past two preseasons. He got tossed around like a little kid and looked weak as fvck. I thought (hoped) he would get cut during the preseason game against the Bengals. You could've looked for some clips on youtube I am sure there are some, because as I stated he played like garbage. I can understand why you do not have faith in him, but I am clueless as to why you have more faith in Konz. Konz has not shown me any promise though, so I would not put my name on him beating out anybody. I believe Hawley will be fine btwn two competent Gs. Although I still am not in love with him and think he does appear to play weak I have to respect the fact the DL like to hit him after the whistle. He must be doing something right...

    Fixed - You're not very good at the internet but your E-thugging is very amusing...

  4. This the deepest T group to ever enter the draft according to pretty much every scout/ personnel man. Why is it that we have to take one in the 1st? There are plenty of other options available in the mid rounds. There aren't as many impact pass rushers...

    Due to that we need to find someone who can:

    1) Play RT at at least an acceptable level his rookie and probably sophomore season

    2) Have good enough athleticism to play LT as well.

    3) Have plenty of upside left.

    Due to Lewan's legal issues that really just leaves Robinson in the 1st round that fits that criteria. Other players down the line that may also fit the criteria are Brandon Thomas and JaWuan James.

  5. With a new line coach does anyone know our system?

    I'm sure they'll change up some of the blocking concepts, but I don't think it'll be a complete system change.

    Someone posted this in a Mike Tice thread the other day. It is from '09 prior to his first yr as the Bears OL coach. It is still applicable though...


    "Well we're going to be able to run the football, I can promise you that, and we're going to have a number of different areas we're going to be good at and we're going to excel in. We're very athletic and we're going to try and get our guys out in space. I think we'll be really good in the draw game. I know we're going to be able to run the inside zone, in my tenure everywhere I've been we've always been able to run the inside zone. So we'll be able to run the inside zone, we'll dabble a little bit with power, but probably not as much as they ran it here last year. It wouldn't necessarily be on my priority list; on our priority list, but we'll certainly have it. I think what happens is, and Mike and Mickey and I talked about this at length. You put your plays in, and believe me we have plenty of plays, we put the plays in and we think we know what the guys are going to be good at. But until you get the back in pads and the guys in pads (the offensive linemen) and find out what the back is good at and the linemen are good at, what combination blocks they excel at, that's going to define who you are in the running game."

    Isn't it so important then to have that center that can help you on the combination block and get up to the second level, it almost starts there, if there's a weakness there, then you might have issues the rest of the way down the line. How important is it for either Olin (Kreutz) to get back, or for (Josh) Beekman to establish himself?

    Tice's answer is different than what might have been expected:

    "See I disagree with you I think the key to all good running teams are cutting off the play on the back side. I think you have to establish that you're going to cut off that back side, that pursuit on the back side (typically the weak-side linebacker). In this league it's all about speed on defense, and you gotta be able to not have those guys go over the top and make the play on the backside. I think you have to be able to CUT the defense somewhere, and each play is designed....the way we've designed our running game...each play is designed to cut the defense in TWO AREAS. That's the power of the play that the running back understands that where we're trying to cut the defense and that's where we're trying to hit the football, at least to start out with and then we go from there. And I will say this if you can't handle the nose tackle in the run game at any level, college, high school, little league, NFL you gotta be able to handle the nose tackle, and that's not always the center that could be the guard also."

    I found this very interesting due to our FA acquisitions on both sides of the ball. Of course we were going to upgrade RG, but I think this is telling about which one we targeted. Not just the Pioli connection, he is more athletic than Schwartz who is more of a mauler, power guy. We knew Nolan wanted Soliai and with good reason; I'm sure Tice was and would have been beating that drum even without Nolan. This also makes me hopeful that we will target a guy like Sankey in the 4th (I like him more than Sims) who is a very good cut back runner (he has a sick jump cut).

    And as others pointed out, the center rarely gets left on an island. I think Hawley will serve us well. I do not expect a Pro Bowl, but he will be far from a liability.

  6. Is the JC Copeland hype the same as the McCullers hype? I just do not see it...

    I hope we sign Trey Millard as an UDFA, his injury will likely drop him out of the draft, but he is by far the most complete FB coming out. IIRC he's 6'3" 250 lbs and has room to put on muscle. He is very athletic, he was also used as an H-Back, TE and HB. And at this point in their careers he is a better blocker than Copeland and Prosch, but I expect Prosch to become a beast once someone actually teaches him how to block.

  7. not sure where the hate is coming from, hes one of the better cover safeties in this class

    He is not very good. His college career is essentially DeCoud's pro career. He can't tackle, takes horrible angles, can't cover and plays soft. But he had one year where he caught a lot on INTs and got hyped up. I do not know why you would try and label him a cover safety, he is far from that...

  8. why would you cut your best pass rusher while u need more pass rush ..... I would ask Kroy to take a pay cut but thats Nolans boy ... When i heard Nolan say he is the Clay Matthews in his scheme ... I knew he was golden


  9. I was watching when they did the 15 sec mention of signing Hester and on the char gen scroll on the side it showed an upcoming segment with that title. I never saw it. Now I admit I may have just missed it, because I don't really pay attention to most of that show… I'm pretty sure they just took it off though. Did anyone else see it?

  10. Yeah well i saw him ranked above Tyson Jackson as a 3-4 DE so i am sure he would want something somewhat close to what Tyson got. In my opinion, i'd cut Osi and Matthews and use Osi cap space to sign him.

    He had 5.5 sacks last year too. So he is not slouch as a pass rusher either.

    And yeah that D line rotation/depth would be ******** good.

    Yea both he and Jackson seemed like the lights finally turned on at the end of the season. Ayers did most of his damage from like week 12 or 13 on, once Von Miller went down. And Jackson got all 4 of his sacks his last 5 games IIRC. I'd offer Ayers $5-6 Mill. Ayers at weak side DE across from Jackson with Soliai in the middle… MAN!!! And the flexibility to shift around in our even fronts. I really hope this move happens...

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