Conte; For Some This May Be Good News.................

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    I know. Maybe after this surgery Conte will be a solid player for us. I've calmed down a bit after being in a bit of shock over our defense this past season. Lately I've been thinking that Conte is still very young - he just turned 25 years old a few weeks ago. I know he had a rough year, but I'm still hoping Conte can be a decent safety. And he could be. I'm not saying the guy is a stud or a bust, but he could still be decent for us.
     
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    It's completely in vogue right now for everyone and their brother to hate on Conte. And I admit he's earned some, not all, of it. Everything I've read however indicates to me that team hasn't given up on him yet and he's going to be given an opportunity to make the roster and maybe even fight for a starting spot. Obviously that all depends upon him being medically ready which may or may not happen.
     
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    It's all about the emotions of losing that game to GB and a playoff shot. That one they remember like it was yesterday but they conveniently forget the pick he made earlier that saved a sure TD. Rodger thought he could slide one in there but Conte came off his man as the throw was made and made a nice diving pick to stop the drive. There was good and bad in him and no one should be judged too harshly on that abomination last year as long as they put in the effort. Shoot our prize rookies LBs played just as bad or worse but no one is screaming for their butts. If they been able to tackle a few more people maybe he wouldn't have had to.
     
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    I think its a good point to remember that if your FS has to make 90+ tackles like CC did last year then your DL and your whole front 7 isn't getting the job done. Regardless of whether your FS is good or not, that says your front 7 was a total sieve, which ours undoubtedly was most of last season.

    As far as the "emotions" go, I was at that game and walked out with 60,000 other pissed off disappointed fans. Putting aside the raw feelings at that time (which few then wanted to do), the loss was meaningless in the grand scheme of things. We weren't going ANYWHERE had we made the playoffs. It merely would have delayed the inevitable by one week had we squeaked out the win. And we would would be picking in the 20s right now rather than at 14. And playing Seattle & Philly this coming season rather than SF & Dallas. As much as beating GB twice in one season would have temporarily been satisfying, I'm kinda glad we didn't cuz it would have cost more than it was worth.
     
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    Exactly. We'd have been embarrassed in the first round and no we get to leapfrog all the other 8-8 teams for that #14 pick and it's agreat spot to be in. We win the GB game and we pick #21 like they are and don't get a shot at the top guys at any position. Aside from the embarrassment it meant very little in the scheme of the 2013 season but it may help the 2014 season if we draft right.
     
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    I've been watching some clips of Calvin Pryor. Damn he can hit! But the way the rules are in the NFL now, he could get a lot of fines and penalties on hits that were perfectly clean 20 year ago -- and in my opinion -- should still be clean today. Anyway, I like the guy. 6-2 and 207 lbs. with attitude. Draft him.
     
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    OK, anything to get Conte gone huh? Pryor may be a good pick but if he is the guy Emery takes that would be surprise to me since he'd be just the second FS the Bears have ever used a 1st round pick on in my lifetime and that goes back aways. Carrier was the last one and that was 24 years ago. Of course maybe the cycle is coming around again.
     
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    You can get the same type player in Buchannon in the 2nd maybe even the 3rd. Pass on Pryor, he's not worth the 14 pick IMO.
     
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    Hey, I'm drafting safeties in first AND second round. We need two of them, don't we? And right now we have zero.
     
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    Good luck with that prediction my friend. No way that happens. One or the other sure but not both. We have way bigger draft needs than a S in both the first two rounds.
     

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