Breaking News: Bears sign Brian de la Puente

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    Don't get me wrong, I love the signing. Even if DLP backs up (and I gotta believe he's got to be given a shot at winning the job outright in camp) the OL depth just got better. Another ninja move by Uncle Phil I'm just trying to figure out the future nuances of.
     
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    maybe Garza hinted he might not be ready for camp or might not be up for another season as much as he thought?
     
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    The Trib article by Biggs seemed to say the exact opposite. I'm just surprised DLP wouldn't just stay in New Orleans where he's a starter already rather than take vet min somewhere else. Does Kromer have some kind of spell on him?
     
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    That's quite possible MP but if he turned down similar offer from NOLA and Detoilet it sounds like here's where he wants to be and he can certainly compete to start although I don't think he will. Start that is. If Garza is healthy he'll get the nod but this way de la Puente has a whole year to learn the line calls and provides better depth at OG than what we had. With this signing and Britton's maybe Brown's day are numbered. Hard to tell just yet but adding experienced players for minimum deals can only help.

    Jim, I don't think de la Punte is a long snapper. Those guys are usually much smaller and faster because they have to play a part in coverage. Mannelly is actually one of the bigger guys in that respect because he was an OT in college. The kid we have on the roster now, Harston, is much smaller. It may seem like a waste but those guys are specialists too with a lot of pressure on them not to screw up.
     
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    Probably, but now Kromer's created some bad ju ju down in NOLA so Screaming Jay Hawkins here might put a spell on him.

    PS: Anyone else besides me think that maybe jackie jokeman and Jay Hawkins are related somehow?

     
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    It's a great depth signing, Soul, I agree. The C position, and I know it isn't a glamorous one, must be really depressed economically if a healthy vet in his prime who's been a solid starter for years can't do better that vet min on the open market. Good for us though...

    Love what Phil is doing so far this year, absolutely love it.
     
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    I'm as big a fan of the Trib as anything, but no one knows. What I was trying to say is MAYBE Garza told the team they need a backup in case he's not willing or unable to do the job again this season. ie maybe he's having sedrick ellis 2nd thoughts. If that's the case the Trib won't know.
     
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    Emery got Sedrick-ed right up the arse last year so maybe you're right. Not gonna let that happen again.
     
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    I'm glad about the signing, just don't get the 1yr vet min(ie mccown deal) the Garza signing and the Boggs signing, unless Emery knows something we don't. And all I can think of is that Garza might have hinted his body isn't holding up, or recovering the way he'd want it to.

    I could well be off base but it just doesn't make since when they brought back Garza and Boggs, and if it was for a next year why not have itbe a 2-3 year deal?
     
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