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  1. 1 minute ago, Bigsoxhurt35 said:

    Bob Sutton did this against the Steelers in the 2016 playoffs on a key third down. Dropped Justin Houston into coverage on Antonio Brown. One of the most mind baffling things I've seen. And you can guess how that went exactly. Sometimes you can do it and confuse a QB. KC did it to Luck at least once Saturday. I'm not a fan of dropping your best pass rushers into coverage though.

    Everyone notices what goes wrong with plays when they don't work, but when they do they just assume it was some feat of skill by the player.

  2. When someone asked Pace directly about Parkey's dead money against the cap, Pace said the most important thing is performance. For a guy who doesn't tend to give much of anything with regards to clues on his future plans that's a startlingly direct statement. Loosely translated, it means he's gonna bring in a couple UDFA kickers and Parkey is definitely going to be cut before they break camp, because he's got enough cap space in 2019 to take the hit.

  3. 12 hours ago, bmags said:

    I've said it before but looking back Krause really was planning a modern form of team building that was derailed by:

    - a truly awful set of years to draft high

    - a lack of patience

    He had the right ideas and drafted well, then threw it all away starting with the jalen rose trade, and making a push to get better in the first draft year that would have changed the franchise for a generation: 2003. Where the bulls could have drafted Lebron melo or wade, and apparently held onto a vet and did not consummate a trade that would have brought wade and started bringing in more established college prospects.

    The Paxson era was on.

    The 2000 draft is sickening. Just look at it.


  4. 53 minutes ago, Tony said:

    Dan Weiderer was just on ESPN Radio, said a few interesting things about Hunt. 

    Felt for sure that this was the Bears taking a little feeler PR wise on how people would react about the Bears being interested in Hunt. 

    Second, felt it was weird timing for Nagy to say he spoke to Hunt last week. Last week Nagy spent the entire week evaluating players and the season. Nagy said he was just “checking in” but the timing is odd...

    I think they're being careful because of how they owned themselves with the totally unnecessary risk with the Ray McDonald situation. Hunt is far better (and his situation might even be easier to navigate from a PR standpoint) but they used up a lot of goodwill for no reason at all a few years ago. I think they'll back off if there's an outcry in reaction to this.

  5. Just now, Jack Parkman said:

    Quintana, when he was with the Sox, had seasons that were arguably as good or better than Sale. He didn't have the gaudy K numbers that Sale did, but he was striking out 175-190 hitters/season, which is still really good. I'd agree with you about Abreu. 

    Definitely not better. At times, as good.

  6. 13 hours ago, bmags said:

    I'm pretty annoyed with this Parkey crap. They are trying to shoehorn the reality into the story into the a morning news "get back up on that horse" treatment.

    I feel like there's a middle ground between "he was inadequate all year and predictably fell short at a critical point like we all feared" and "yo death threats because a kicker missed a field goal is way too much" and people are trying to push the pendulum back towards "he wasn't that bad and nothing is his fault."

  7. 13 hours ago, GoSox05 said:

    I bet he is going to enjoy his paid year off. 

    I also think it will be good for him to take a year off and work on some things.  It did wonders for Andy Reid.   McCarthy will have his pick of teams next year as well and that could include the Steelers which is his home town team.

    McCarthy's time in the NFL can't be considered anything other than a success but I do think it's a legitimate question how much of that was just having Rodgers on the roster. This is the specific reason I never liked John Fox.

  8. 5 hours ago, Soxbadger said:

    Right so if Fangio had to get an increase to be "one of the higher paid coaches" it means that when they originally signed Fangio, he probably was not "the highest paid DC."

    We know Trestman Fox, and Nagy were not the "highest paid" coaches.

    And Im pretty sure that Arians is going to make more than Nagy next year. So why do we think the Bears are going to outbid TB?

    Maybe they will, but I cant find a single time when the Bears outbid everyone for their new coach. Giving a raise to retain someone is different.

    Why would either of these three coaches be the highest paid? This "cheap" narrative is from the 80s and it needs to be murdered already. In 2019, when the Bears need to pay someone, they pay them. Nagy's making a typical salary for a first-year head coach, if he has a lot of success he'll get extended and make more, just like Lovie did.

  9. 1 minute ago, Jack Parkman said:

    You're not getting a receiver better than Robinson in FA. Unless you want to give up more 1st round picks for Antonio Brown, there just isn't one out there. 

    I think Robinson is somewhere in the 8-15 range league wide, so guys better just don't become available. 

    They don't need a WR better than Robinson, they need a speedy guy who can reliably run vertical routes. Taylor Gabriel is just ok. Much as I hated Johnny "Caused Half Of Cutler's Fucking Interceptions" Knox, he would fit perfectly in this offense right now.


  10. 2 minutes ago, thxfrthmmrs said:

    Let me rephrase this. Bears do not have a true vertical big play threat and which is why we couldn’t move the ball against Eagles in the first half. Robinson makes his money on route running, he has some ability as a deep threat but isn’t explosive enough to be one consistently, especially post injury, also at the same time Bears did not call a lot of deep plays for him this year, Eagles know it and it is why their defensive game plan worked earlier in the game.

    That's a fair take. I think Robinson is a solid option though. Hopefully Miller takes that next stop next season, the learning curve for WRs is steep.

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  11. 2 minutes ago, thxfrthmmrs said:

    This. Robinson isn’t a true number 1 for me, maybe border line 1/2. I am not sure Miller is either but I will give him time. If we have the luxury of adding a big play receiver we should go for it and replace Gabriel (but I think he still have a year of guarantee left).

    Think of it this way, how many more passes could Mitch have made or how many times he wouldn’t have to scramble if Gabriel had a bigger catch radius, where Mitch could throw “mistake passes” and know that Gabriel would still go get it. Us ranking in the bottom 3rd in pass offense is also a product of the personnel we have.

    i don’t know our cap situation right now, but to me that’s one of our biggest needs.

    Gabriel's catch radius was definitely a thing this year. Especially early on before Trubisky figured out his stride, if the throw wasn't perfect Gabriel wasn't completing it.

  12. 1 minute ago, AustinIllini said:

    This is actually pretty crazy, because QBR is a rounded QB stat.


    The reason for this being that QBR weights its plays based on the situation, so if Trubisky gets a 5 yard pass on 3rd and 5, he gets a lot of credit for that, whereas traditional stats (like y/a which factors into QB rating) would "punish" him for not getting more yards on the throw.

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  13. 11 minutes ago, thxfrthmmrs said:

    We gotta to figure out who we are on offense next season. Are we a passing team, are we a running team? If we’re are a passing team we need a better top 3 receiver than what we have now. If we are committing to the run, we need to replace Howard. The dude does a fine job pass blocking, but his explosiveness is all but gone this year. If Howard gets stuff a few times, we completely give up on the run and live and die on Mitch’s arm. That’s exactly what happened today. Against a weakened Eagles defense, it shouldn’t have come down to a Parkey field goal.

    They didn't really die by Trubisky's arm though. Trubisky and Robinson were great today. Miller kinda hit the rookie wall this year so he'll be better next year, and Burton was missed as Shaheen was a non-factor. Dude is soft as baby thighs.