Cornelius Washington

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    Hopefully he'll get some playing time at some point so we can see what we have in him.
     
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    I hope it is sooner rather than later. I studied him in a couple preseason games. He has the speed to get around the edge and run down the QB. I also saw him use upper body strength throw aside a blocker with his arms. He did 36 reps with 225 lbs. at the combine -- top performance!! Combine that with 4.55 speed, and he obviously has rare physical assets. There are questions about his "work ethic". Will he work hard to improve his technique?

    Frankly, I am already worried about our pass rush as that first Packer game approaches. If we give Rodgers as much time as Dalton had yesterday, we know what happens. So I want to explore options, including Washington, before we get there.
     
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    I just read this...

    "Facing the New Orleans Saints, the Bears only got pressure on Brees a handful of instances, and he dropped back to throw 35 times, completing 29 of them. The lack of QB hurries and hits are what made the Saints’ offense so efficient. And with Henry Melton and now Nate Collins both done for the season with torn up knees, things aren’t looking any better moving forward.

    Julius Peppers has looked unimpressive this year minus two plays: a sack-fumble and lucky fumble recovery[​IMG] that he ran back for a touchdown. Other than that, he’s been almost nonexistent. Is he playing hurt? Is age catching up to him? I don’t know, but it appears he’s lost a step in some way or another.

    At the other DE spot, Corey Wootton hasn’t done much of anything; and the third man in the rotation, 2012 first-round pick Shea McClellin, has only one sack on the season, and otherwise hasn’t been too noticeable, either. Perhaps it’s time the Bears give rookies Cornelius Washington and David Baas some more looks. Baas, himself, put a couple pressures on the Brees in yesterday’s game and looked pretty decent."


    Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/...right-ship-make-playoffs/?xFdZZbcLVeTPAlBW.99
     
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    CornWash looked like Poo the few times he played and he's going to get more playing time but not b/c he was impressive, at least that's what the analysts were saying this week. I'll be honest I didn't notice him out there.
     
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    Last night I went back and watched the game, focusing on the defensive line in general, and Peppers in particular. It was really sad to watch. Nobody looked good. Everybody looked bad. Seriously. And that article is accurate regarding Peppers. I've always liked him as a solid player for us. But he really did disappear. McClellin was pathetic. Wootton looks like a backup talent at best.

    I'm fine with starting other players, but I also understand that we probably are screwed at DL this year. In today's NFL, you really do need some studs on the DL. We can cobble together a makeshift DL from the bench players, but that probably won't end up with a solid DL. Ultimately, we'll probably have to do something like we did with the OL this past year - some combination of solid FA's with a 1st round draft pick, and hopefully the DL equivalent of Mills. Paea looks solid. I don't know about the rest. Most should probably be swept off the roster.
     
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    I basically agree. Let's play Bass and CornWash. One or both may be a pleasant surprise, and they gain solid experience for next season. Worse case, we see they are also not worth keeping.
     
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    I agree David. It would be nice to see what we have in these two. It's not like we're seeing studs out there now. I'm still in shock over Peppers decline. I really didn't see that coming. Of course, the Bears didn't either I guess.
     
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    I would be fine with that. Maybe they will pan out and become decent DE.

    I think everyone is surprised but the worse part is that we are likely stuck with him another year because of his contract.
     
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    And all the flack I caught from so many on this board as I pointed out the lack of production and likely decline of Pep!! There are few players that are still productive in the NFL after 12 years in, those are just the numbers. Pep was a great player for many years, but his inevitable decline is here. Washington is a freak athletically, but we have seen in the past that this doesn't always equate to a monster player. I guess with the injuries, we may at least find out what he's got.
     
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