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

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    Do you remember when we drafted Matt Forte, how humble he was in interviews? When asked when he would be starting, he said what's important is that he learns his blocking assignments first so he could be trusted. He deflected the question to not insult the veterans in front of him. Would you rather have had Forte come in telling the media that he would be starting week 2?
     
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    Damn straight. I want guys with confidence who will say what they want

    BTW.... Who was the starting RB for the Bears when he was drafted?

    Think about that
     
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    How about it? Turners offense really ticked me off. Why don't you just tell the defense where you are going with the ball.
     
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    Plus there is a huge difference between a second round pick and a top 5 guy
     
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    Benson was supposed to be the starting RB, then he decided to drink and drive multiple times. But you are kidding me. You'd have your rookies piss off the team? Did you not learn anything from the Benson fiasco? Kyle Long has spoken about James Brown as a veteran and how he needs to get better. I'd want my rookies to keep their mouths shut and by their actions prove they belong out there as the starter. But they should never in front of the media dismiss their teammates as inferior.

    Here's Mills talking about his fellow linemen: “It’s a great opportunity, it’s humbling, having Roberto Garza, Webb, Jermon Bushrod, Matt Slauson, the whole offensive line helps me,” Mills said. “They’re in your ear every time I make mistakes I can go to the sideline expecting some criticism, constructive criticism -- what to do here, you need to step this way, be a little bit lower, so it’s been great working with them. In my eyes, these dudes are all Hall of Famers in my eyes, so just to be here is so humbling.”

    Why didn't Mills talk shit about Webb, even though he probably could tell he sucked? Because, as a rookie, you don't do that because it only makes your time with the team harder.
     
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    Benson was a head case. An immature jerk.

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    Thomas Jones was a class act all the way, who busted his butt for the team and produced over 10,000 yards during his career. He was a Pro Bowler.

    On the other hand, Ced was just an arrestee pain in the ass.
     
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    LOL at using offensive line as an arguing point.
     
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    It's even more important for a high round pick to be humble, or at least keep his mouth shut. It would be unacceptable to me if I were a veteran and a guy walks in as a #4 pick overall and expects different treatment. It's a team game.

    Well, let's look at the results. Benson opened his mouth multiple times to insult Jones to the media. The team hated him, and his performance was weak here. I have not seen a player do that since. When is the last time you heard a rookie mouthing off to the media about their teammates? I can think of Dez Bryant refusing to carry veteran pads off the field, and his integration with the team suffered for it.
     
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    Those just happen to be the rookies this year that are starting for us. Do you dispute how Forte was as a rookie, or would you have rather he caused trouble on the team as he walked in the door?
     
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