Bears Sign QB Jimmy Clausen

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    I'm not going to write too much into this as I think Clausen is nothing more than a #3 or "call back" candidate. But....what it does say is a NO CONFIDENCE vote thus far in Fales and Johnson.

    I understand it's very very early but apparently Fales was throwing more dead ducks around in OTAs than Phil Robertson on the first day of hunting season. As I feared from a (wasted?) 6th round pick on a small school QB with a rep for a noodle arm.

    Way too soon to predict but until I'm shown otherwise I'm sticking with Emery's stated rule that QBs picked after the 3rd or so are pretty much 100% trash. We could have used that pick on another DB or WR or RB or OL where it's not uncommon to find promising talents even late in the draft.
     
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    Meh, most 6th rounders are wasted picks no matter what position they play anyway. We don't have all that many positions that don't already have a starter and some previously drafted or recently signed depth so why not a QB? If we lacked some 3rd tier depth anywhere it was probably there anyway.

    If it turns out that Clausen actually has a better arm than Fales I have to wonder why Cavanaugh was as high on his as he was. He may be nothing more than another guy to put into the #3 mix but unless Trestman knows something we don't because he's worked with the guy Fales would have to pretty damn hopeless for a guy like Jimmy Clausen to take out.

    I'm more on the side of them wanting another vet with starting experience around who knows the offense well enough to play backup to Palmer in the event we need a guy like that. That makes more sense than to think they've soured that much on Fales this fast.
     
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    When you have the QB whisper I say bring in 10 more QBs. No but seriously I like this they see a possible issue at the back end so its time to make some moves. Now is the time to do these changes not during the season and we go oops who's #3 now. I am so much happier knowing our GM doesn't stick to a failed pick just because he picked the guy, that shit happens it's how you respond to the shit that makes you great or not. It just gives me the warm and fuzzies knowing we finally have competent guys running the show that really know what the fuk they're doing.
     
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    I think we may be reading too much into this. I mean we have Cutler, and 3 completely unproven guys. At least Clausen has played in the league, and threw passes (Ok, I know Palmer has thrown a whopping 15.)

    IMO this is just another body. As much as we want training camp to be here and real battles and good storylines to follow, we are talking about OTAs. A first impression is about all we can get on guys. I don't think a few OTAs is going to shake Trestys confidence in Palmer, Fales, or anyone else for this matter.

    As for now, its another guy. The entire QB roster behind Cutler is a cluster****, so why not just add another guy, kick the tires.
     
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    I'm very cool with this. Let's see if Trestman can bring something forth in him and catch fire.
     
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    I'm cool with it. The kid had a lot of hype about him at one point in time. Maybe Trestman can save him and he'll be a good #2 for us eventually. It can't hurt...it can only help.
     
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    I think something will shake out on this in the next week or so.

    I believe there is 1 more week of OTAs next week and then a three day mini-camp before TC. Just my personal opinion, I don't see 5 QBs going in to TC.
     
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    Good move. Clausen knows how it's like to be a starting QB in the NFL and is definitely not worse than Palmer, Fales and Johnson. Give him a chance, it can't hurt to have a more experienced backup QB in the mix.
     
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    I would NEVER discount ANY late round pick (6th round or later) as "oh well most 6th rounders fail anyway" because you just never know:

    http://www.nfl.com/photoessays/09000d5d8286886b

    http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/1140648-48-best-late-round-nfl-draft-picks-of-all-time

    Hell you dont even have to be drafted to be a pretty damn good player. There are more UDFAs than #1 overall picks in the HOF. Here are the best UDFAs each position since 2002:

    http://www.footballperspective.com/the-best-undrafted-players-to-enter-the-nfl-since-2002/
     
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    again don't take reports you hear from OTA's as anything monumental, the reporters are allowed in 1x a week, it's as much of a chance they see a guy have his 1 bad day of ota's as it is they see a guy have his 1 good day.
     
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