Bears Sign Peanut Tillman To 1 yr deal

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  1. Ski-Whiz

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    Yeah, this has ALWAYS been an issue with the players. Veterans just want too much money. There is a small window where their performance matches their pay.
     
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    One thing that is funny, this article says he's aging etc, and talks about his injury.

    Well, Tillman plays on special teams, and is pretty good at it. My point, cut the guy some slack and let another young guy play ST. He is 33 years old, so stop making him play 75% of the game.

    Tillman is the only Bear that I'm pulling for, to stay a Bear. I've said this many times on here, Tillman is as close to Halas and Walter Payton as you can get.

    Has anyone ever said anything bad about him? The guys been under rated since he came to the league.
     
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    This would be a good analogy to compare 2 veterans like Allen and Peanut. Allen still has a good 2-3 years in the tank and should repeat his sack performance or come close to it. Peanut I think has 1-2 years in the tank but I am not sure he can repeat the 2011-2012 performance without some drop off. With Allen I am ok in giving him a market rate contract with incentives but Peanut would have to accept an incentive laden deal me thinks.
     
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    Like I said in my other post, Tillman still plays on special teams. I want to say every ST snap.

    I hate to say cut the guy some slack, but if he's was such a stud why are you still putting small tasks on his plate?

    How many Hester returns for TD's do you see Tillman right there with Hester as he breaks free?

    I just see his value, and the fact that he has played his heart for Chicago. He's lined up against the opponents top WR since I can remember. Usually he's man against them too. Then, again he is on ST. Thats a LOT to ask of any guy.

    I say take him off ST, and let him just play CB if we re-sign him.
     
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    I have to agree with Ski on this one. Who really knows what the market is for Tillman, and if it's too high (north of $4 mil), then I understand; but we could potentially squeeze a second additional year out of him if you save his legs a bit and only play him on Defense. I also agree that he was under rated in the league for a long time before he got his first Pro-Bowl selection. This guy should go down as one of our Bear greats; he certainly will in my mind. While I must admit that part of my opinion may be somewhat biased just because I really like the guy, I honestly believe he can still play at a higher level than most for at least another year, and if we do as Ski suggests, we may get that second year out of him as well.
     
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    I hope Peanut can retire as a Bear.
    I'm honestly surprised that the NFL has not come up with a rule prohibiting "punching the ball". Peanut has Mastered the strip and changed the way defenders play the position.

    Sure hope they can bring him back for another 2 years, good corners like him that have decent size (very much the trend in the NFL now, look a the Seahawks), can strip the ball, play cover 2, play man, and tackle with good technique are really hard to find.
     
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    I agree.. I've seen him punch players when he misses the ball.. lol
     
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    It is a lot easier to miss the ball, that is for sure :)
     
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    Agreed.....I also want him to break the interception record held by Fencik, peanut only needs 3 more to become the all time interception leader.
     
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    Well, we're gonna have to do something to cover that trash pile Emery is accumulating at safety. If we get lucky and have Peanut for 1-2 more years and Jennings plays well again at the other corner and we have a decent front 7 applying constant pressure then it won't be so bad. Otherwise it another year of hot garbage out in center field as the last line of pass defense.
     

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