Bears Sign Jared Allen To 4-yr Deal

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    He doesn't really have the deep speed for a CB but he'd could probably handle NB. In fact he might me a very good NB as much as he's around the ball and he can blitz as well. I just don't see Conte as being as bad as some see him. The entire defense sucked like a Hoover last year and he was snake bit on a few plays the cost us games. If he doesn't show a huge amount of improvement not only will he not start but he'll be gone just like Wright and no one is beating a path to his door with an offer just yet. What GM wants to sign the worst SS in the NFL?
     
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    Wright is already gone David and your emotions are what you're making the decision about Conte with. The kid is under contract and unless he really stinks it up in camp and the preseason he'll be on the team. Even if we draft a kid to replace him Conte has starting experience and he's cheap. Conte knows he's got one shot at keeping his job and if that doesn't motivate him then he'll be gone soon enough. Who do you want back there, Steltz? His coverage skills are far worse.

    Conte played a pretty solid game in 2012 and we all thought he and Wright would progress and just the opposite happened but then so did the entire defense. He'll get his chance to turn his game around and if he does we can use him and if not we replace him with whoever we draft to compete with him. Jeezus this kid from GB we signed is even worse at FS than Conte so we'll be drafting a Safety somewhere along the line. Maybe even in the first round. Then they can battle it out best man wins.
     
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    I agree Soul, I would not want to pass up a chance to solidify the DLine for years to come. You land Donald and now you get literally generate pressure from all 4 positions and contain the run. If your edge/interior is covered with excellent rushers it takes pressure off of the secondary.
     
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    Wright is already gone bro...his contract is up. I can't find a percentage, but how often did we actually run cover 2...not just show a cover 2 shell, but run cover 2? A good secondary must have a good d-line...thats the bottom line and really there is no arguing it. The best DB's can't cover forever. I'm not saying Conte is an all-pro, but he's a solid starter when he has the pieces around him to allow him to do his job. The guy was 3rd on our team in tackles....3rd! Let that sink in...our FREE SAFETY WAS THIRD IN TACKLES!!! That should never....ever be the case.
     
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    DavidL is a typical "The Sky Is Falling" fan and you'll never change that. However you hit the nail on the head with this post. The "D" the Bears play is totally dependent on pressure from the front 4 and that was NOT there at all last season. Emery fixed that in FA as he did with the "O" line last year. Before he did that it was all Cutlers fault. What a difference a good line made for the "O" and it will be the same with the "D". Improve the depth situation and draft players to develop for the future. That's going to be the solution and I'm convinced It's a BIG part of Emery's plan.
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    Agree and BTW that was true even early in the season before the rash of injuries set in. Melton and Pep didn't do much early on as far as pass rush goes. The run D was considerable better than the disaster that followed, but the pass rush from the DL was anemic all season long. That's a big reason why I was happy to let Melton walk (draft Donald please as his replacement) and have some other team overpay him and take the injury risk. And swapping out Pep for Allen got us more sacks for less money in a 2-year-younger package. It starts up front and that's where we SUCKED BAD last year.

    Yes, I know our safety play was nothing short of a mess too. But nothing short of two all-Pros back there would have made a difference with no pass rush and a front-7 sieve in the run game. Flames headed my way for saying this, but it wouldn't surprise me at all to see Conte starting this year. He's gonna have to win the job in camp but I'm sure he'll be given a good and fair opportunity to do so. The team hasn't given up on him and shouldn't--he can rebound with better play in front of him and in a contract year no less. There's no way your FS should be asked to make as many TD-saving tackles in the open field as he was expected to do last year. The DL and LB corps sucked.
     
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    Is anyone else annoyed (sorry, absolutely nothing personal) with omc calling every second poster around here 'sky is falling fan'? Im not sure was I called one too, but let people have their one opinions, some are emotional, some irrational, but let them be, why this superior attitude?
    And its usually the ones u dont agree with...
     
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    Sorry if I offended you but ..........
    #1 I do not call every second poster out on this subject.
    #2 I never called you out at all. I try to respect everybody's opinions but get tired of the constant negative attitude of some and need to vent as well.
    #3 When I DO vent I use facts to back up my point of view as I did in my post you quoted. Using facts is NOT a superior attitude at all.

    Again nothing personal at all to you or anyone else. I'm sorry you took it in the wrong context.
     
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    dont get me wrong, i understand what u mean, and im on the same wagon 'its not the end of the world', always try to be optimistic. But, to be honest, from time to time, I do feel like the sky is falling and im really getting annoyed with all this Packers fans all around fuc.ing with us all the time, i hate that, and the problem is that they do have a point. We need to get serious, its been 30y!
     
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    FWIW, regarding DavidL, he seems like a guy whose been a Bears fan for a long time. I could be wrong about that, but if he is, then I can relate to him being a bit of a "sky is falling" guy. I'm a bit like that now. It's not that long-time fans know anything special, or are more or less astute than other fans. I'm wrong here on this forum as much as I'm right (not sure I'm even batting that well here).

    But the sky HAS fallen a LOT on Bears seasons over the past 50 or so years. It's like getting an electric cattle prod up the butt on a regular basis - after awhile you get a bit jumpy and don't always drink the Kool Aid as quickly as some fans do. I'm becoming more of a "wait and see" kind of fan now. I hope for the best. Cheer for the team - but I'm always aware of the old cattle prod looming near.
     
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