Breaking News: Bears sign Brian de la Puente

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  1. MPbears68

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    Exactly, DLP is interior OL depth this year and our starting C next year. Perfect
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    Yup, I love these stealthy signings that Emery makes. I know I crapped the bed 2 days after FA, making a stupid thread and all. But hey I'm over that and enjoying this off season.
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    What I love about Emery is that not only is he being smart by signing the right players but him and Cliff Stein are making themselves look absolutely brilliant with the way they're able to work around the cap. It's putting us in an outstanding position both now and in the future.

    Not to mention Emery's flair for the stealthy, sniper, ninja signings.

    Phil Emery and Cliff Stein are making the NFL Salary Cap their BITCH.

    It's refreshing to FINALLY have a Bears front office that knows what the hell it's doing.
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    If the CAP goes up to 140 million we will have 43 million, enough for Marshall, DLP, and maybe one other excellent splash move next year. It is all coming together quite nicely. Who knows if we really kick butt this year Free Agents will want to come here.
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    They learned from the McCowm mistake
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    As a sidenote De La Puente will wear #64 with the beloved Chicago Bears.
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    I'm not sure it was much of a mistake. Had they done this sort of deal with McCown they, of course, could have offered him an extension during the season, but McCown likely wouldn't have taken it anyways considering how well he was playing. He probably would have wanted to test FA to see what sort of deal he could get and priced himself out of a Bears' deal like he ultimately did this offseason.
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    My thoughts exactly.

    Also, up until that point McCown was coming off of consecutive Vet Minimum deals. No other team besides the Bears even offered him a contract. Combine the two and there was absolutely no reason for the Bears to offer him anything more than they did. So I wouldn't say that it was a mistake at all.
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    It was unanticipated that Josh would have the year he did. And a big numbers performance on a nationally televised game certainly boosted his visibility. Heck, I was glad we retained him a year ago and even I was surprised by how well he did. No one could have guessed he'd end up being offered a 2yr/$10-15m contract especially at age 35.
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    At the time, you are correct. There was no doubt it was the right move. Hindsight, however, is 20/20 and had the Bears given him that extra dollar, they re-sign him mid season. I have no question about that, and he likely accepts. Many Bear fans were upset over the deal because of that flaw in the contract.

    That is why I said they learned from it
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    Good info. Looks like Phil and Cliff Stein learned their lesson from the McCown thing. If they could have approached him earlier before the market for him got as hot as it did they may have been able to keep him with a decent offer.
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    I JUST SAID THAT!!!!!! :10 5 135[1]:

    Oh? You said it first? Oops.........never mind. (insert blush smilie > ____ here) LOL

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