Tune Up Offseason
Mario Williams: Breaking the bank on a defensive end of his caliber is something that would push Chicago defense from quality to downright terrifying. With a stable of solid linemen already, and of course the terror that is Peppers, Williams would turn this inconsistent pass-rush into a QB destroying machine that even the 85’ Bears would feel queasy watching. He could take over for Peppers once he retires and until then would create the best pass rushing tandem in the NFL. Stafford will need to check his contract for injury clauses after this signing.
Robert Meachem: With Meachem reaching free agency the Bears should pounce. He would come to Chicago with a chance for a much larger role in the offense then in New Orleans and with Cutlers arm he’d be a dangerous deep threat at any time. He provides the Bears with some size and also has intriguing upside.*
Eddie Royal: Eddie Royal could come dirt cheap due to his lack of production since Cutler left Denver and Chicago would be the perfect place for Royal. He could be a very solid slot guy and the fact he has chemistry with Cutler is invaluable. It’s time to reunite Cutler with another former WR.
First Round[19th] Stephen Hill: While a reach at this point in my opinion the Bears obviously have some interest in him after a lunch date with Lovie and his potential is undeniable. The combine warrior is a dangerous pick but with Meachem, Bennett, and Royal starting he is given the chance to develop and can be a dangerous deep threat from day one.
Second Round [51st] Trumaine Johnson: The Bears add a large corner with all the tools to be a quality starter. He has a high ceiling and comes with long arms and press ability. Learning from someone like Tillman will ensure Trumaine maximizes his potential.
Third Round [72nd] Cam Johnson: Chicago adds a young promising defensive end who can develop while Peppers and Williams cause havoc. Immediate impact as a rotational who could have impact as an edge rusher. Questions about his motor but Rod Marinelli seems to make those type of questions disappear.
Third Round [83rd] Nigel Bradham: The Bears pick up Nigel Bradham with their second third round pick and Toub is ecstatic. Bradham is a heat seeking missile and will provide special teams with someone who can blow up players. While he’s dominating special teams he can develop behind Urlacher and Briggs and has the potential to be a starter down the line.
Fourth Round [111th] Nate Potter: Chicago adds a technician in Potter who has as good of technique as you’re going to find in the fourth. He will provide youth and quality depth to the OL as he develops with Tice molding him as he sees fit.
Fifth Round [142nd] Justin Bethel: Most know the name due the fact the Bears ran an article on him but in the fifth round Bethel provides the Bears with some intriguing depth and a player who can develop and learn from the star stocked defense. Possesses amazing leaping ability.
Sixth Round [173rd] Cyhl Quarles: Bears add Quarles from Wake Forest, a safety who provides depth and will join Bradham on Toub’s ever consistent special teams. Already has experience in special teams and comes with good size and is an aggressive tackler.
Seventh Round [204th] Bobby Wagner: Wagner competes hard and is tough and extremely durable. At this point you’re looking for depth and Wagner can provide that. With a great work ethic could stick around.
QB: Cutler, McCown, Enderle
RB: Forte, Bell, Allen, Clutts
WR: Meachem, Bennett, Royal, Hill, Knox, Hester
TE: Davis, Spaeth
LG:, C. Williams, E. Williams
RG: Spencer, Potter
RT: Carimi, Louis
RE: Williams, Wootton
DT: Melton, Okoye
NT: Toenia, Paea
LE: Peppers, Johnson
SLB: Roach, Bradham
MLB: Urlacher, Dicico
WLB: Briggs, Wagner
CB: Tillman, Johnson/Jennings, Moore, Bethel
FS: Conte, Walters
SS: Wright/Steltz, Quarles
Tried to go with players that should be available at that position. I started out with Luke Kuechly, Kevin Zeitler, and Marvin McNutt as my first three but then realized it's very likely none of those guys could be there at those specific rounds. So with a draft of "should be available" type of guys here's what I got.*
Last edited by Chi66; 03-08-2012 at 10:06 AM.
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I'm not sure how we would have enough money to make those F/A moves and resign:
Especially when the cap number, at this moment, is under $120 million and we'll have less than $20 million to spare.
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have we forgotten to help a horrible oline?
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