Freeman and Sanchez. Who? Where?

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  1. dachuckster

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    I thought Matt Blanchard would be healed enough to start working out abotu Week 4 of the season. He may be ready around the bye week.
     
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    Stahp the madness. Trestman has never turned a bust into a good player, and Mark Sanchez is the bust of this generation. There's absolutely no turning him around, and he's not worth having as a 3rd stringer. Freeman might be salvageable, seeing how he had a decent year, albeit against mostly soft defenses. His problem is his "gunslinger" mentality, which is Trestman's forte, at least with fixing Cutler's problems. But, with all the contracts that are due at the end of the year, and the fact that we're gonna have to let SOMEBODY go, in all likelihood, there's no reason to pay for him, unless he's willing to go 3rd string.

    I've been looking back at the drafts of late, and there's very few qb's with decent play taken out of the 3rd round or later (Mallett, Kirk Cousins), but, given that those two already have shown that they're busts, WHY would you pay for a player you HOPE can be fixed (Cutler was always a decent to good QB, so the turnaround ((assuming he plays like this all year)) by Trestman wasn't exactly a Herculean task), when you can get a significantly cheaper player, who is at worst, a more "unknown"? Also, the love here for Blanchard is a bit unfounded. Yeah, he "could've been the 2nd stringer, had he not gotten injured", but we don't really know that, because he got injured pretty early in the preseason. Either way, McCown is horrible, and being slightly less horrible is what it would take to depose him as the 2nd stringer.

    Basically, NO ****** Free Agents, no McCown. Blanchard might not even come back to the team, and even if he does, we need to invest a higher draft pick (3-5, depending on the talent), rather than kick the tires at a junkyard.
     
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    Just wondering why we care about who Trestman's backup project is? I don't care if we have a project. Green Bay doesn't. They have Seneca Wallace backing up Rodgers. They had a project in Harrall last year who almost managed to lose them their game vs New Orleans and have since cut him.

    We aren't in the reclamation business of fixing other teams' broken QBs. No one will come trading for a Bears developed QB, at least not in the near future. I think that's the idea posters have about bringing back Blanchard. That Trestman will spin hay into gold and make Blanchard into someone that some other team will actually give the Bears a pick for him. That's a pipe dream. Chances are, we will just spend time and resources to make him into the next Hanie. He'll go on his way when we cut him because he could not win a game when we needed him to.

    Right now, the focus should be and is on making Cutler a better QB. That he figures out Trestman's scheme, and that Trestman is comfortable with him moving forward.
     
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    This draft class has a lot of talent depth at the QB position, and you could likely get a good project in rounds 3-5. Having a project for someone like Trestman does two things. It gives you a quality backup that has "grown up" with Trestman in his system. It also gives you a good trading piece, as QBs who are perceived to be up-and-comers by other teams are quite often overpaid for.
     
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    Its a SUPER DEEP DRAFT for QBs. Which is why we have no worries if Cutler plays like the turd he is. The Bears have so many options in this QB draft and they need to focus on an SEC QB from a winning program.
     
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    As long as it's not Florida. Florida QBs never amount to anything. I thought that Emery should have taken a late round flyer this year on Bray. Loads of talent, just needs to grow up.
     
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    Ric,

    We dont what is going on yet.
     
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    McCown is awful, no doubt Blanchard could have been less awful, but he got hurt so no looking back, it's not like Blanchard had a huge upside anyways, being less shitty then McCown isn't a positive it's just less of a negative.

    the dirty Sanchez and Josh Free-agent-man, are not viable backups, they aren't good but broken qb's and would be more expensive to boot. Grab a early to mid round qb that needs development, IF the Bears resign Cutler, if not grab one in the 1st or 2nd round to be the guy.

    It's way to early to tell if this years draft class is any good, but you are starting to see that the rookies and young kids can handle THIS NFL where the rules are so pro qb and wr; it's as easy as ever to play QB and young talented qb's don't need 2-3 years of seasoning anymore. The main thing is just finding the right qb to run your system, OR having a hc/oc that can build the right system around the qb they choose.
     
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    Im wondering what Emery and Trestman are thinking ...
     
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    I was going to name another season since 2000, where a starter missed significant game time for an injury, but I actually couldn't come up with one where that didn't happen. 2009? It doesn't matter, because that has been the rule, and non-injury the exception to this team over the past 14 seasons. Just because Jay is playing outstanding doesn't mean he couldn't lose significant time as the starter. That's a fact of life as a Bears fan, and why would we want the guy who may have to fill in for an injured Jay be some retread like Josh McCown?

    EDIT: They strongly implied on Fox earlier, that the Bucs have some damaging stuff on Freeman.
     
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