BREAKING NEWS: Melton done for the year

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  1. MPbears68

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    Are we going to sign a DT? What the hell is Emery waiting for?
     
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    someone worth signing that is better than what we already have, who is that much better to justify spending money on a player who might only be marginally better than what we already have
     
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    ^^This^^

    We should know by now Emery is not one for knee jerk reactions...
     
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    He is also Mr. Prepared who knows what's out there at every position. There aren't going to be stud DTs just lying around unsigned at this point. We just need a vet depth player who can fill a role in rotation. I can't believe the club would leave that to Minter as a rookie udfa.
     
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    If the veteran player is about the same as Minter, you likely will
     
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    ^^This^^

    If they are the same you will see what you have in Minter by playing him. Maybe even develop a solid player in the rotation over time.
     
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    That's my feeling too. Emery will "dumpster dive" and look over "road-kill" to see who might be able to be on an NFL depth chart. Also, when they sign the guy, he won't know squat about our defense. At least a green UFA rookie like Minter has been through training camp. People who think you easily replace a loss of a Pro Bowl player are in denial. Our defense is "less than it was" no matter how a person tries to sugar coat it.

    Henry Melton > Collins > Minter

    The guy Emery pulls out of the toilet will be less than Minter (initially at least) otherwise the guy would be on a roster right now.

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    If Minter secured a roster spot, then the Bears should not be hesitant to play him regardless of his inexperience. Everyone single person on the 53man roster should be a guy that can come in and play at a moment's notice. And if they can't do that effectively to some degree, then they don't belong on the 53 man roster. Get Minter out there and see what he can do. And if he can't play then get him the hell off the 53 man roster.
     
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    That's a good way to look at it. I'm trying to get over the disappointment of Melton being out for the season.......but I'll get over it :-)
     
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    I agree totally, there is a reason they we're picked to be on the 53 man roster. The sad thing of it is that most teams don't think this way especially with young guys. I understand Emery looking around for veteran depth (you can never have too much depth especially on the DL) but Minter should be able to play.
     
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