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  1. dasox24

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    For sure. It's the unfortunate reality that George McCaskey put us in when he decided to keep the same management structure. My only hope is that they've set some parameters around Pace so he can't just trade away whatever he wants.
  2. dasox24

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    Given where both teams are, I like the move for the Colts - they can afford to take that risk. However, I'd have been disappointed to see the Bears do it. I've harped on this a bunch in this thread, but Pace has been careless with trading away draft picks, which has put us in a position where we need to be stockpiling picks rather than trading them away. We need an infusion of youth. The Bears roster is one of the oldest in the NFL, which is a major problem for a team that is barely a playoff team. The good news is that roster turnover can happen very quickly in the NFL, but you need draft picks and cap space to do it, and we have very little of either. It would only make things worse to trade away 2 more picks and take on $47M in guaranteed money over the next 2 years.
  3. dasox24

    NFL 2021 offseason thread

    He's an example of teams getting too carried away with combine numbers and forgetting what a guy does on tape. He was phenomenal at Oklahoma and had lots of first round buzz, but after testing poorly, started to be considered a mid-round pick. And yet here we are, Brown is a Pro Bowl OT on an incredibly affordable contract (for now). And if they trade him, they'll get a haul. You can't forget athletic traits completely, but it never made sense to me why Brown fell so far on team's draft boards.
  4. dasox24

    Bears Draft Needs

    Absolutely. The Bears need OL for sure, but we also need offensive playmakers in the worst way. If a guy like Pitts miraculously falls to #20, you take him. He's more of a move/flex TE anyway, so he and Kmet can be on the field in 2 TE sets, or Pitts can even line up at WR in some situations.
  5. dasox24

    Bears Draft Needs

    100%. There was a time when Surtain was still on the board at #20 and I took him just to see how it played out. Still ended up with a solid OT in the 2nd. Definitely speaks to the quality OT depth in this class. Because it's such a premium position, it wouldn't surprise me if we saw a run on OTs in the real draft.
  6. dasox24

    Bears Draft Needs

    Darrimore would be a hell of a two-way player. Saves a roster spot too. Lol.
  7. dasox24

    Bears Draft Needs

    Good find. I've used several other simulators, but this one might be my favorite. Less flexibility in terms of draft boards to choose from, but definitely the most fun and user-friendly in terms of trades. For everyone who's posted a draft in this thread, I like them all mostly because I keep seeing the same thing (and I did it too in my mock): multiple OL drafted and usually early.
  8. dasox24

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    What I meant was that those guys aren't QBs who give your team a legitimate shot each year to be a Super Bowl contender. Anyone can make a Super Bowl once if they're surrounded by an elite defense and a really good running game (hello, Rex Grossman and Jimmy Garoppolo). But that doesn't mean they'll ever get back there. Hell, Jimmy G's own team is looking to move on from him. They know he's not the guy. And Wentz didn't make the Super Bowl - didn't even play in the playoffs that year. But to your point, he was putting up very good numbers that year before he tore his ACL. That was 3 years ago, though.
  9. dasox24

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Yeah, totally fair. I was being simplistic by referring to Foles, but basically my point was that we shouldn't invest in any QB long-term (either contractually or by giving up assets) unless it's a legit Top 5 QB who can make us a perennial super bowl contender. I would either sign a free agent to a short-term deal (even if it's like the Glennon contract where we could easily get out of it after Year 1),or ride with Foles, and then try again next year. Drafting a QB would be an acceptable alternative to my scenario, but personally, I don't see anyone at #20 worth taking. Nor do I see anyone (except Travor Lawrence and the JAX pick is untouchable) worth trading up for because the cost to move up would be astronomical. If you're going to give up as much as it would take, then you better be getting as sure of a thing as possible. As for Wentz, I don't hate him in a vacuum. He's better than any QB on the roster (which isn't saying much). My problem with Wentz (or the other guys I mentioned) is the likely cost to trade for him. Given his struggles and his contract (the first "out" is after 2022 where you'd have $15M in dead cap, but $19M in cap savings - which is still not great but not terrible), I would offer nothing more than a 3rd round pick for Wentz.
  10. dasox24

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Isn't the main objective in sports to win championships? [Refraining from Jerry Reinsdorf jokes] ... Other than Watson, there is no QB on the market who makes the Bears a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Not Wentz, not Carr, not Garoppolo, or whoever else is rumored to be available. The rest of the Bears team isn't good enough. OL is average at best, we're about to lose our our best offensive player, and the defense is another year older... Keep Foles, ride out a shitty 6-10 season next year, and start to stockpile assets while getting the salary cap back in order. That's the strategic long-term play here. Except we kept a GM who is desperate and will make short-term moves to gain an extra win or two, leaving us in a long-term bind. On that note, Pace has zero understanding of asset management. He trades away draft picks like they're nothing because he always has to move up to get "his guy." The problem with this is that history/analytics show that trading up is a bad idea. Hell, per the Under Center pod a few weeks ago, Pace tried to trade up for Kmet last year (thankfully he couldn't). After all his bad trades, he still hasn't learned his lesson. What makes anyone think he's trustworthy of fixing this team?
  11. dasox24

    FS: Top Prospects (Outfielders)

    No question. Agree with everything you wrote. Other than Cespedes, it is interesting that I'm most excited to see how the guys in the lower half of that list play this year. But really, other than Gonzalez, there is a certain level of excitement in any of the guys on this list. How does Adolfo look after such a long layoff from playing actual games and can he stay healthy? Was Rutherford able to continue to add muscle/change his body during the time off, and does he finally take that next step to add power to his game? Etc
  12. dasox24

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Going to assume this was meant for @GoSox05 ... or else I majorly missed the point lol
  13. dasox24

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    I like it. He's always been a guy who's been highly thought of on the defensive staff. Heck, you have to be in order to survive 3 coaching changes and stay on staff. I like it more than going with a retread as often happens in football. Let's see what he can do.
  14. Garfien is going to be so envious of the Blue Jays offseason
  15. I loved it when he said that to Chuck. It's crazy that it wasn't just a one time thing where he found Soxtalk and looked at it. The guy was continually coming back here, which is pretty awesome. And I liked how he said most players do that type of thing, but just won't admit it.
  16. dasox24

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    It's not taking away all of his personnel decision making. It's making sure he doesn't do something to mortgage the future. "You want to trade 4 draft picks to move up and take Player X? No, we're not going to do that, but let's select the best player on the board when our pick arrives." I do think Pace is a valuable asset in terms of scouting and identifying talent in the draft. His overall track record is pretty good. And there are other job duties that a GM performs outside of just personnel decisions - he seems to be pretty solid at those things. If it were up to me, I'd have fired Pace because the above situation is not ideal - not sure how he'd take essentially being demoted. If you're going to have that kind of leadership structure, ideally you start fresh. But it's kind of my last ditch hope that we have a true president of football ops, and that person is in charge with Pace working under him. Like Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley.
  17. dasox24

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Agreed. My biggest concern if the power structure stays the exact same is that GMs and coaches make short-sighted, bad decisions when they're trying to save their jobs. We're in salary cap hell and I'm tired of kicking the can down the road. The team is going to be worse next year regardless, so I'd rather take our lumps and put ourselves in better cap position in 2022. But I'm afraid Pace will mortgage the future to save his job - e.g. restructuring deals to have bigger cap hits in future years and handing out big contracts to aging veterans (i.e. like he did last year with Robert Quinn). I'm also afraid he'll continue his ways of trading future drafts picks (and/or multiple draft picks) to move up in the draft to get "his guy," which has consistently not worked out. When he's forced to just keep the pick we have, he's actually drafted really well (outside of Round 1, which is a major problem itself that he screwed up 3 top 10 picks, but I won't go down that path right now).
  18. dasox24

    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Those were exactly my first two thoughts as well. Hendricks would be very interesting, though if something like Cease, Madrigal, Heuer and good prospect (as you mentioned in another post) could actually get Woodruff, I think long and hard about making that move. Sign a FA to replace Madrigal, and the Sox do so well with findings relievers, I would feel confident in filling Heuer's spot with an in-house candidate (albeit I do love Heuer and don't expect we'd find an exact match for him - but surely we can find someone who can reasonably get the job done).
  19. LET'S GOOOOO! Love it. Didn't think the Sox would do it.
  20. Haha, I went to high school with Logan. I had high hopes after those 2015-2016 seasons, and even though he hasn't been good recently, it was still cool to see him have some success in the big leagues, though he clearly didn't help bmags' fantasy team.
  21. dasox24

    Garrett Crochet Called Up

    Wow. Did not expect him to be the next man up, but definitely excited to see him pitch. Bad news on Marshall, though. I'm weary of any shoulder injuries, but hopefully Hahn is being truthful when he says he expects to have him back by the Cubs series.
  22. dasox24

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Yeah, but if people want to determine a winner/loser on the trade (which I'll admit is nearly impossible b/c of the factors you stated - but I got sucked in, so now here I am), then how else do you do it? It gets too hypothetical guessing who we may or may not have drafted with picks, or not trading other picks. And Pace's 1st round track record is terrible anyway - he's 1 for 4. It's difficult to be that bad when you're drafting in the Top 10 all four of those years. I'd feel safer with Mack than either of those 2 first round picks we gave up. The other picks are small in terms of draft capital. Plus we got the 2nd rounder back.
  23. dasox24

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Who knows what will happen with the salary cap next year, but Mack only accounts for 12% of our cap space this year. We can manage that. Even if the cap stays flat or goes down next year, I expect it will jump again in 2022 and beyond.
  24. dasox24

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    I wouldn't worry too much about Mack yet. Even if he has another year like last year, that's still one of the best pass rushers in the league. I can't say that we'll ever live to regret that deal. The trade ended up being: Bears receive: Khalil Mack Cole Kmet Arlington Hambright Raiders receive: Josh Jacobs Blessuan Austin (this pick was traded to NYJ) Damon Arnette Bryan Edwards Jacobs is a very good RB , but I'll take Mack over him any day. And obviously it's too early on Arnette and Edwards, but neither of those guys concern me right now. Guess we can revisit this in a year or two, but I still like our end of the deal.
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