Bears Sign Jared Allen To 4-yr Deal

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  1. omc1969

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    I have a feeling that Emery is saying to them ...... I gave you the players and if you don't produce results ........ well here's the door;
    just like he did with Lovie and his merry men. Gone they will be!
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    Not from me. LOL He's a 25 year old guy whose started 40 games and whose still under contract for about $1.5 mil this year. If you can upgrade him in FA you do but apparently we couldn't. If we can upgrade him in the draft we do it for less money and if the rookie takes his job away then he's either a backup and STeam guy or you release him but not until then.

    Although it's not saying much the coaching staff repeatedly said he was grading out well most of the year but when EVERYONE playing in front of you is failing to do their jobs competently it does have it's affect. In 2012 when he could focus on stopping the pass more and not need to worry about being in position to be a backstop for the LB and SS he played pretty well and the arrow was pointing up. If last year didn't completely destroy his confidence he'll bounce back and have a 50/50 chance of keeping his job even if we do draft a FS.

    Some get all emotional based on that blown coverage in the GB game but it's pretty obvious be now they don't hold him 100% responsible for that. The field captain needs to make sure everyone has the right play call and somehow Anderson neglected to do that. We can probably chalk that one up to his lack of experience as a play caller but IF he'd picked up that fumble earlier instead of kicking at it as he was just strolling by it never would have come down to that last drive and that last play.

    Conte blew coverage because he didn't get the correct call and that's regrettable because it cost us the playoffs and all kinds of embarrassment at the hands of the "Cheeseheads" but Anderson ignored a rule that was drilled into his head every practice and also cost the team a score. All I can say now is, "who kept their spot on the team and who wasn't invited back"? Mistakes can be corrected but laziness and a lack of focus in the most important game of the year isn't.

    Part of the problem MP is these comments are made by many without any lack of knowledge of exactly what happened and why. The sum total of their understanding of it comes from only what they saw not the aftermath where coaches and players told the rest of the story. If something like that happened to THEM at work they'd have all kinds of excuses for why it wasn't their fault and yet all Conte did was silently accept it. It wasn't him who said what really happened it was Trestman. I'll bet you Conte never lets that happen again.
     
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    WOW! How insightful and creative Benji. I don't think anyone's ever had this same feeling about him before. I need to study more game tape I guess. :rolleyes:
     
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    If we can upgrade Conte as a starter then maybe we can upgrade Steltz as a backup FS because he can't cover either. In fact he's even worse in that way but he does make tackles or at least he did. Here's the thing though. If Steltz was better than Conte why didn't they bench Conte and play Steltz? We don't get to study game films or know exactly what was expected of him on certain plays so if the coaches feel he's worth giving another shot to and Wright got no invitation to the 2014 party that should tell us who was the better of the two at the very least.
     
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    Sorry. Allow me to expand my thoughts a bit.

    Conte REALLY sucks.

    Better? I am not a person that likes to try and over explain shit. I like putting things in the simplest form so anyone can understand it. In case you hasn't noticed people tend to just skim over long posts. So, I apply the KISS philosophy. Keep it simple stupid.

    But, if you insist.

    Conte could be see as the biggest reason why the Bears missed the playoffs last year. Not the Cutler injury or the defensive injuries which helped to bring out once feared defense to something a little more threatening than a pack of chipmunks. Conte. One play screwed us out of the playoffs. His failed coverage on that last Green Bay offensive drive screwed over the Bears. Granted, he had help with people that could not contain a cornered Rodgers, but his piss poor defensive skills bit the Bears in the ass game after game.

    Better?
     
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    Amen!:13_4_9[1]:
     
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    It would be better except you're wrong. Him not receiving the play call is part of what kept us out of the playoffs, and Anderson not picking up a ball on the ground also lead to that. Even in your example you sited other people responsible for why that last play happened...yet it's all on him eh?
     
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    I wanted Tucker gone in the worst way. As many others have posted I was completely embarrassed by a BEARS defense playing that badly when that's been our mainstay for so long. Even in the Wanstadt era we never played THAT badly. But they chose to keep him so be it.

    Emery went out and bought him some new studs to play the run better, he'll have more support from those guys who did "buy in" last year, no more guys who didn't, and some grateful appreciation from a few who were brought back like D.J, Izzy, Peanut, Ratliff, Collins and even Conte whose ass wasn't cut for blowing that coverage. Personally I can't see how they couldn't be 100% better and if they expect to make the playoffs and win in the playoffs they're gonna need to be.
     
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    The ball on the ground was a different play I thought.

    But yes, that was one screw up too many for me. Others failed that play, but even if he got the proper play, nothing he did all season gives me any indication he would have handled it any better.
     
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    Good question shorty. Mike Phair hired on with Lovie so he came out OK and will probably be better appreciated there. The LB coach had no NFL experience and unlike the DLine, his problem wasn't so much injuries as it was failing to get Bostic and Greene playing well at all, ever. Anyway, IMHO we upgraded both coaching positions and in Pasqualoni got a guy who has the credentials to be a DC should Tucker continue to fail. That really wasn't an option last year so that got taken care of too.
     

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