Can you believe that we draft Cedric Benson over Aaron Rodgers?

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  1. riczaj01

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    w/all due respect, all reports were that TJ divided the locker room after the draft. There were multiple reports on that. I'm not defending anything that Benson did, but TJ was a huge reason that Benson wasn't accepted by a good portion of that lockerroom
     
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    You are joking, right? Our team's success left when we traded Thomas Jones in 2007. Benson was nowhere near TJ's productivity when he was the solo back in 2007. Shit, Benson didn't know the blocking scheme in 2007 and had to be pulled on 3rd downs. How stupid and lazy do you have to be that you can't learn the blocking scheme being in the same scheme for three years?

    You look at their careers since they left the Bears. Benson has half the yards and TDs TJ had.
     
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    Maybe during his first press conference he should not have told the reporters that he would be starting by week 2. The guy was an overrated stiff that JA and Turner were stupid to draft but Turner wanted his North - South runner.
     
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    Okay name the 4th-8th pick they should have drafted instead? Name the guy that had a better career that was in a "need" position?

    Again remember to this point TJ had done NOTHING as a rb to make you think he was the long term answer.
     
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    Would you rather your first round pick say that he was gonna ride the pine? Personally I like rookies being confident that they are going to come in and take a job away from a vet
     
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    I can just imagine how this press conference would have gone down

    CB: It is an honor to be a Bear and play behind a guy like Thomas, learning from him

    Press: when do you think you will start?

    CB: When ever coach says its my time

    Press: do you think you are good enough to start week 1?

    CB: if coach says I am sure

    Press: how about you? Do you think you are good enough to start week 1?

    CB: That's not for me to decide

    Press: but what do you think? Do you think you can beat out Thomas?

    CB: All I can do is play. If coach says I am good enough then I am.


    Yeah.... That would have gone over well
     
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    You know it takes two to tangle, so they both probably had a lot to do with it. Jones was drafted #1 by the Cardinals and they mishandled him. Then he went to the Bucanneers and had a decent year there. Angelo was signed as GM by the Bears and was actually responsible for bringing Jones to the Bears because he was with the Buccaneers organization. He was the director of player personnel overseeing the scouting staff for Tampa Bay. When the Bears signed Angelo as their GM there were four other guys in the running and everyone had more credentials than Jerry Angelo. Tom Modrak who was the GM for the Eagles was the front runner because he built the Eagles team that went to the Super Bowl that year (they lost). Modrak withdrew because the Bears were dragging their feet hiring the new GM. His thought was that by the time the Bears hired him as GM he was assured of having a losing first season because he couldn't get his ducks in row in time.
     
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    Really? Tell me how respectful Kyle Long and Jordan Mills have been to the rest of their linemen.

    Cedric Benson had missed the entire training camp. He walks up to his first interview in front of reporters, they ask him when does he think he's going to start, he says week 2. They ask him his opinion about the other RBs on the team, and he says he doesn't know who the other RBs are. That's how he treated teammates, and that's why he's a journeyman FA RB.
     
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    Wait a minute...

    WTF are we doing talking about Benson? He is anchient history.

    ChiCity. Answer me this.

    Do you really think Rodgers would be what he is today if he was on the Bears? Learning from Grossman? Coached by Lovie and Co.?

    Please.
     
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    People are referring to this JA is that for jackass? :p
     
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