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

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    Closes thing to Walter's personality on this present team would have to be Martellus Bennett. Because Walter comments were all about getting people to laugh and not at all about being a smartass.
     
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    Benj, I don't think you can equate Ced Benson with Walter Payton.

    Walter carried himself with dignity. I never had to pick up a paper and see his face in a mugshot for screwing up again. He just quietly went about giving his heart and soul to the Chicago Bears. I was always proud that such a classy guy represented our team.

    Ced? I felt about him like I do when I accidentally step in dog crap. Disgusted.

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    Okay. Let me try this.


    I do not care about character. I do not care if a player is a jerk or respectful. I want them to be good and win a Super Bowl. If Benson did that, no one would give a rats ass what he said to or about Jones (which I don't think he ever directly insulted him).

    I would have no problem with a rookie saying he will be the game one starter one day then walking up to the veteran starter the next, looking him in the eye and tell him that he was coming to take his job.

    Results are what matter to me. Not character. Character adds flavor and is a nice touch. But I would rather have a team of asshats who were ultra talented than a team of average guys who were great people.

    Payton was a rare mixture of both. Great player and great guy

    But it's not needed
     
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    Never compared the two at all
     
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    You're right about Walter being a rare mixture of both. We can agree on that. I do like the stars who have some humility, and there ARE still some out there. Class acts all the way. Julius Peppers is one that we have now. Forte is pretty classy. Peanut too.
     
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    That's a great point too. It's too bad that many of them blow their money, piss away their careers doing stupid stuff that often ends up wrecking their career AND reputation. Hernandez is a poster boy for this. The mature and smart ones realize they can have the money, fame, great careers AND leave a classy legacy. Chicago worships their sports heroes until the day they die.....and then still worship their memory. Guys like Ced? They go on to other teams, arrests & oblivion. Ya try to forget they EVER played for the Bears. It's like trying to scrape that dog crap from your shoe. Ya want to get rid of em and the stink.
     
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    Who gives crap about his ratio of TDs to carries? That just means he was used as a vulture back.

    If we had drafted Cadillac or Ronnie Brown, we would have had a better chance in the 2006 SB. At least they would not have taken themselves out of that game. Both of those players knew how to share carries since that's what they did at Auburn together. And Ronnie Brown definitely had a better career than Benson, and in the short term Cadillac was better than both of them in 2005 and 2006 before his back gave out.

    Benson was the driving force behind the team turning against him. He was a terrible teammate that no one respected or liked.
     
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    Wining makes bad character guys loved. Look no further than Ditka.

    Flipping off fans, challenging them to fights, Ect. Colorful. Passionate. Red assed, in your face, Chicago tough. Why? Because he won a title

    Imagine he failed to win in 85. Still colorful, passionate, Chicago tough?

    I think people would call him an a-hole.
     
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    Thomas Jones was the O back when he was on the team. He was a beast for us and the Jets.
     
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    That's a great point too. I think folks figured Ditka was basically a decent guy who loved Chicago. And you're 100% right, that he was a winner here as a coach and player too. That buys a lot of goodwill.
     

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