Cornelius Washington

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    Ultimately, the coaches are the ones who produce results on the field or get fired. We're just a bunch of messageboard gurus (and I'm not so sure everyone here is even a "guru" on the MB).
     
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  2. DavidL

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    I'm not from Missouri, but I am frustrated enough with Trestman at this point that I am ready to say "Show me." And the only way he can show me is by putting CornWash on the field in some of these upcoming games. What's the worst he can do? No sacks? No run stop? Doesn't that sound like the other guy we have been talking about?
     
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    I'll take your opinion over theirs. I bet you have seen more games.... and a heck of a lot more than any of us. He may get to 275 pounds by next season, which would help on run defense. He doesn't seem to have lost speed as he added bulk.
     
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    The Dallas Cowboys have lost Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff, Pro Bowl defensive end/linebacker Anthony Spencer and now rush linebacker Demarcus Ware, another Pro Bowl pass rusher. Yet Dallas sits significantly ahead of the Bears in the vital area of rushing the passer despite a lineup with a number of players from what one pundit termed the “witness protection program.”

    General manager Phil Emery wasn’t placing call to federal programs but the reality is that the Bears are faced with the weekly challenge of getting a pass rush from what they have on the roster, because impact pass rushers are not sitting home by phones.

    [MORE: Sick bay: Bears' waiting game resumes but with better signs]

    The question, however, is how much better David Bass, Shea McClellin, Zach Minter, Cornelius Washington and even Corey Wootton can become.

    Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker necessarily has no interest in who’s not at Halas Hall but rather in finding results in the same cast that haven’t shown before this.

    “We haven’t hit our ceiling with any of the guys that we have now,” Tucker said. “We feel like some guys have higher ceilings than others but we all need to get better. That’s the goal. We feel like we should get better day in and day out, and carry it over into the game. That’s our goal.”
     
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    Bring it! 9217497_448x252 (2).jpg
     
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    CW may be buried on the depth chart for good reason at this point but I do know one thing for sure:

    Playing McClellin at DE on 1st and 2nd (running) downs is a PROVEN FAIL and will get us beat this Sunday against Morris. Skins need to establish the run to utilize the read-option so Shea needs to be on the bench unless its an obvious passing down. I'll take Bass over Shea against the run.
     
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    I'm sorry, but as good as he is, I don't think Marcus Kruger is qualified to make football decisions
     
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    I think everybody is forgetting something...at this point it's probably not a matter of what Cornwash could do vs. McClellin. I think it's fairly obvious that McClellin is not a natural DE, even to Trestman. But, and this is a big BUT, how exactly does a first year coach go about benching a first round pick without ruffling the GM's feathers? Trestman's waited a long time for this opportunity and he might not want to shit on the guy who gave it to him. And if there are plans in the works to transition McClellin to LB would he be best off sitting out the rest of the season-would that help him as a player? With DJ Williams out now might be the time, I don't know. IMHO, I would rather see McClellin dropping some lbs and competing with Conte for the FS spot, and if you think that's crazy just remember Urlacher played a lot of free safety in college...Could you imagine a guy with McClellin's size dropping a Fencik on Megatron. He would at least be able to make some open field tackles as opposed to Conte, who is the weakest link of all the db's on this team.
     
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    I kind of agree w/you on the feather ruffling. My question is: Is Emery objective enough to pull the plug on McC as much as he has on JA's picks? Does he push for the team to switch to a 3-4 just to make his guy stick and not look foolish? As far as McC goes. if he can't be a 3-4 type of rush backer then for kicks and giggles see if he can do some other spot as crazy as that sounds. If he's even mildly competent then trade him so at least you get a ham sandwich outta the guy.
     
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    Start Washington ... and goddammit if that doesnt work then put McClellin back in.

    What do we have to lose by seeing what happens through one rotation?

    Geezuz ... do you have any idea what our DEFENSIVE LINE looks like right now ?

    Man I'd dig up my great grandmothers BONES and put her ass into the mix if she could get us a SACK !
     
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