Bears Mock Offseason Jan 19th
WR Stevie Johnson [Buffalo] 5 years 32 million/15 guaranteed
Johnson might be a little inconsistent, but he has the size [6'2"] and ability that the Bears need to be a #1 WR.
CB Brandon Carr [Kansas City] 5 years 25 million/12 guaranteed
The Bears need to add a starting CB and Carr has the size and physical style that the Bears need.
LB Tavares Gooden [San Francisco] 2 years 4 million/2 guaranteed
The Bears continue to add to the defense and the Bears are desperate for LB depth. Gooden has been miscast in 3-4 defenses.
RB Matt Forte [5 years 40 million/21 guaranteed]
A must resign and the most dynamic playmaker that the Bears have.
QB Josh McCown [2 years 2 million]
Where was he at the beginning of the season.
TE Kellen Davis [1 year 2 million/1 guaranteed]
Give him another year to show that he has some value, but the Bears need to get more dynamic.
DE Israel Idoinje [2 years 6 million/ 2 guaranteed]
Idonije might not be the pass rusher that the Bears need across from Peppers he is a great run stuffer and a perfect rotational player.
CB D.J Moore [4 years 10 million/5 guaranteed]
Perfect for the defense and a true take away machine he should be resigned for the top level of what a nickel CB gets.
CB Corey Graham [3 years 6 million/3 guaranteed]
A valuable special teamer and has flashed a knack for the ball in limited defensive reps. The Bears should keep the special teams captain.
S Craig Steltz [2 years 2.5 million/1 guaranteed]
Steltz has been a consistent contributor and can hold up as a sport starter and a leader on special teams.
RB Khalil Bell [2 years 3 million/1 guaranteed]
Bell in my opinion has earned the right to be the primary back up, he runs hard and catches the ball well out of the backfield.
1 DE Melvin Ingram [South Carolina] 6'2" 276lbs.
The Bears pass rush has not been good enough recently and the Bears need to add a player that can push Idonije into a back up role. Ingram has an excellent combination of power and speed and is an accomplished pass rusher from outside and inside. Ingram is a hustle player that will bring an effort pass rush.
2 S Markelle Martin [Oklahoma St] 6'1" 212lbs.
The Bears have not had an impact player at the safety position since Mike Brown left. Martin has the speed and play making ability that the Bears need and he can immediately compete with Wright at SS.
3OT Matt McCants [UAB] 6'7" 315lbs.
The Bears need to add competition to the LT position to push the inconsistent Webb. If Webb continues to struggle the Bears can develop the ultra athletic McCants to replace him.
3 WR Jeff Fuller [Texas A&M] 6'3" 225lbs.
The Bears continue to add to the WR core with Fuller who can develop into a solid #2. Fuller is incredibly big and physical and can provide the Bears with an Anquan Boldin type presence
4. LB Nigel Bradham [Florida St] 6'3" 240lbs.
The Bears make over of their LB depth by adding Bradham who has the speed and nose for the ball to develop behind Briggs.
5. TE Ladarius Green [Louisiana Lafayette] 6'6" 235lbs.
Jerry Angelo traded away the Bears best athlete at the TE position and Mike Martz set the position back even more. Green is an elite athlete that can be developed into a new age TE.
6. WR B.J Cunningham [Michigan St] 6’2” 215lbs.
With the pick up of Stevie Johnson the Bears have started the process of making over the WR core with more size. Cunningham, who is an under the radar prospect, will provide more size and the speed that the Bears need on special teams.
7. CB Gary Gray [Notre Dame] 6' 190lbs.
The Bears continue to add CB depth with a physical player that can step in on special teams.
QB: Cutler, McCown, Enderle
RB: Forte, Bell, Allen, Clutts
WR: Johnson, Fuller, Bennett, Knox, Cunningham, Hester
TE: Davis, Spaeth, Green
LT: Webb, McCants
LG: C. Williams, E. Williams
RG: Spencer, Louis
RE: Peppers, Wootton
DT: Melton, Paea
NT: Toenia, Adams
LE: Ingram, Idonije
SLB: Roach, Gooden
MLB: Urlacher, Dicico
WLB: Briggs, Bradham
CB: Tillman, Carr, Moore, Graham, Gray
FS: Conte, Walters
SS: Martin, Wright, Steltz
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With Stevie Johnson you gets antics and drops. Guy is talented but he's developed into ANOTHER one of these stupid jiveass head cases. He's consistently inconsistent and the clowns he hangs with off the field = trouble. I'd think loooong and hard b4 putting him on this team. Some of. the others mentioned make sense tho I'd still take Nate Potter over McCants.
What should you call any : Fumble , Hold , Interception , Three and out , or Sack ?
A " F.H.I.T.S " ? or a J'Marcus ?
Carr would be fantastic, but I think he gets Jonathan Joseph type offers, which I don't think he's worth. Buffalo is going to franchise Stevie and I wouldn't give him anywhere near the $7.5 per that he wants. Liked Gooden coming out, and I agree he is worth the small gamble because he really was built for the 4-3. Ingram is a stud, and while I would like to trade up for a LT, I would love him. I'd like for us to solve our SS position through the pretty stacked free agent safety market. BJ is one of my favorite mid rounders, as I've mentioned here before. I like McCantz' upside, but I'm not sure he starts any time soon.
Why is BJ falling so low? Isn't he MSU's leading receiver or something like that?
He's simply not all that athletic. However, it's not like he just dominated non-prospects and disappeared against studs. He got away from some gamers like Blanton, Travis Howard and Cromartie the younger.
Originally Posted by Zelezo Vlk
Stevie Johnson isn't really a true #1 is he?
"Give 100%. 110% is impossible. Only idiots recommend that." - Ron Swanson
I would rather that the Bears quit lowering the importance of the WR position and go after one of the big dogs on the market like Colston, Jackson, or Bowe. I think of the three, Colston would be the best value, as he has the best combination of youth, size, consistency, and experience.
I think it's Bowe simply because he has been producing about the same with much less. Less weapons around him to deflect attention, a lesser scheme, a hugely less stacked division, and last but certainly not least - a MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCH lesser QB his entire career. Plus you don't have the knee questions surrounding him.
Originally Posted by Dagan81
Last edited by lklrlolnlilklsox; 01-20-2012 at 09:44 PM.
I would take Bowe, too, but he has a history of drug use. I don't know if I would want to put up with that aspect of his character or not. He's a risk of getting in trouble with the league because of past issues with drugs, whereas Colston, for all that I know, has only missed some time because of a broken thumb he sustained in 2008 at the hands of Ronde Barber. I didn't know about the knee questions regarding Colston, but he's apparently managed to overcome those relatively well, and I think that risk is much less of a problem than the one you have with Bowe's failing a drug test.
Originally Posted by lklrlolnlilklsox
|2006 ||NO ||14 ||12 ||70 ||1,038 ||14.8 ||86 ||8 ||15 ||3 ||51 |
|2007 ||NO ||16 ||14 ||98 ||1,202 ||12.3 ||45 ||11 ||14 ||2 ||64 |
|2008 ||NO ||11 ||6 ||47 ||760 ||16.2 ||70 ||5 ||12 ||3 ||35 |
|2009 ||NO ||16 ||16 ||70 ||1,074 ||15.3 ||68 ||9 ||18 ||4 ||54 |
|2010 ||NO ||16 ||14 ||84 ||1,023 ||12.2 ||43 ||7 ||12 ||1 ||57 |
|2011 ||NO ||14 ||7 ||80 ||1,143 ||14.3 ||50 ||8 ||15 ||2 ||55 |
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