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Chisoxfn last won the day on November 18 2018

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  1. So we are blaming O'Donnel for the Bears kickers missing their field goals?
  2. Chisoxfn

    Fire Jim Boylen

    Out of curiosity, why the fire Boylan thread now? Did something happen against the Kings? If not, hasn’t Boylan done a decent job the past month or so. Look at the development of Lauri and especially Lavine over second half of the season (As an example). Not saying Boylan is the second coming either (don’t think we have seen enough of a sample to conclude on that) but I’ve seen far worse coaches.
  3. Now this I like. I said all along, with where the Bears were, I wanted them to wade in the weeds.
  4. Chisoxfn

    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    Yeah - Why take that risk now vs. a couple years from now stepping up the game and getting a few more years (where you are more confident in the risk profile). It would be another story if this was like a 10 year deal at $100M. This just seems too much, unless he is rounding up from like $75M and we are talking an 8 yr deal of $75M (and he's just grossly rounding that up to $100M). 8/75YR's I could probably get on board with. Albeit, going that long you are taking real risk (given just how little he's played at the big league level).
  5. Chisoxfn

    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    Crazy. These numbers seem very high for a player who has yet to play a major league game. There has to be more years to it than just this (to ultimately get to the 100M).
  6. Lets just remind everyone that his first two years, I believe he was the 2nd most productive back in rushing yards in the NFL (or something like that) and his YAC was fantastic. He is limited and had a rough 3rd season in the league, but the dude was a beast his first two years with the Bears.
  7. Does this mean we had a team offering us multiple 3rd round picks?
  8. I would have negotiated knowing I could get the space if needed. Basically agree to the deal with a wink wink nudge nudge from Mack.
  9. My point is you don't create future cap issues for situational / role players. You just don't. If this was the Houston of 3 years ago, great, sign me up for robbing future cap space. We are robbing future cap space for situational type players. I don't like that one bad.
  10. I just think in this type of free agency, they should have been on the sideline and went bargain shopping. They just weren't positioned to do anything different. And if they wanted to take a different approach than they needed to launch for an impact name. What they did was play in the middle and I don't think that was the best strategy given their position. I also firmly believe against mortgaging the future, especially in a game where injuries, etc can immediately shoot seasons down the tubes (at all to high of a frequency). Said another way, I'd rather maintain flexibility to be able to strike where appropriate vs. make a move like this to free up cap space on a few mediocre players (maybe make you slightly better but not worth the future flexibility lost). Strategically it is the way I operate. And on Houston...he hasn't been very good the past couple years (since his major deal), so I don't necessarily know that signing him would work much different than the Jared Allen signing. I could be wrong though and I certainly would hope if we did sign him and put him in a reps limit that maybe we get more "value" from him, but I don't view the opportunity cost of future cap space as being that worth it. At this point though, the Bears forced their hand prematurely by making a decision with Mack without a ready impact move. I'd personally want to make sure we have the cash/cap flexibility to pay people after we've hopefully paid Mitch (because he's earned the big paycheck). I don't want to built a team that is great for 2 years and then falls apart. I want the Bears to have a franchise for once that can hit great, but also maintain a long-term period of sustained success.
  11. I think the Bears made a mistake creating all this cap space when there weren't any major difference makers to go for. I think the smart thing would have been to keep ammunition for a future point in the time. I do not believe in create cap nightmares. This just wasn't the year, given how they were positioned in cap space and with draft picks to do this. And if they do make a move, it needs to be more like the Rams with a guy on more 1-2 year type deals where you aren't really locking up too much long-term.
  12. Some speculation Bears might be investing in a wideout vs. running back with the newly freed up cap space. Are there any vets out there or on the block who are shorter-term deals that would be big pick-ups?
  13. Welp. I see why the Bears didn't sign Amos. Still he's a very durable quality safety so not a bad move for the Packers. Lot of up-front guaranteed money. Bears are going to go short on Earl Thomas.
  14. How much did Amos end up getting paid?