Game: Build Your All-Time Bears Team

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  1. little bear

    little bear Assistant Head Coach

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    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2014/6/10/5796504/build-a-chicago-bears-roster-game-all-time

    You have $20, seven position groups to fill, and 35 choices to choose from. Whom are you picking for your All Time Chicago Bears roster?
    By now you've no doubt seen games like this flying around social medial. The first one I saw was the Create an NBA All-Time Starting Five with $15. Quick spoiler alert for that game, any team with Michael Jordan ($5) and Scottie Pippen ($1) would win. That's just pure basketball science.
    Then I saw our sister site, Big Cat Country, do a similar game, but they were missing a couple position groups that are important in Chicago Bears lore.
    So after some deep thought and an assist from our graphics guru David Taylor, we present for your amusement the Build-A-Chicago Bears All Time Roster Game!


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    QUARTERBACK
    $5 Sid Luckman -
    Hall Of Fame Class Of 1965, most passing TDs Bears all time (137). Click for some History.

    $4 Jay Cutler - Most passing yards in franchise history (14,913).
    $3 Jim McMahon - SBXX winner, 46-15 winning record as a QB (Myth or Legend).
    $2 Erik Kramer - Most single season yards (3,838) and TDs (29) in Bears history (1995).
    $1 Kyle Orton - Captain Neckbeard.
    RUNNING BACK

    $5 Walter Payton - The Greatest Football Player ever to lace 'em up.
    $4 Gale Sayers - Hall Of Fame Class of 1977, scored six TDs in one game.
    $3 Matt Forte - 2 time Pro Bowler, 2nd all time rushing yards (6,666), 3rd all time receptions (341).
    $2 Rick Casares - 5 time Pro Bowler, league leading rusher in 1956 (234/1,126/12).
    $1 Neal Anderson - 4 time Pro Bowler, 3rd all time Bears rusher (6,166). Link
    WIDE RECEIVER 1

    $5 Brandon Marshall - 2012 season of 118 receptions 1,508 yards is most all time.
    $4 Harlon Hill - 3 time Pro Bowler, 1954 ROY, 1955 NFL MVP (WCG History).
    $3 Curtis Conway - 4th all time receptions (329), 5th all time yards (4,498).
    $2 Dick Gordon - 2 time Pro Bowler led league in receptions in 1970 (71).
    $1 Tom Waddle - Gritty fan favorite that is adorned onto Mt. Lunchpail.
    WIDE RECEIVER 2

    $5 Alshon Jeffery - 2013 Pro Bowler, most receiving yards in a Bears game (249).
    $4 Johnny Morris - Most receiving yards in Bears history (5,059), All Pro in 1964.
    $3 Ken Kavanaugh - 2 time Pro Bowler, 13 TD catches in 1947 tied with Gordon for most ever.
    $2 Marty Booker - Pro Bowl in 2002, 100 receptions in 2001.
    $1 Willie Gault - He's Speedy Willie and he's as smooth as a chocolate swirl.
    TIGHT END

    $5 Mike Ditka - Da Coach, Hall Of Fame Class of 1988, 1,076 receiving yards as a rookie in 1961.
    $4 Martellus Bennett - Best TE since Ditka to don the Navy and Orange.
    $3 Desmond Clark - Very underrated all around TE with 242 catches and 2,639 yards in 8 years.
    $2 Greg Olsen - Good receiving TE that was traded for a pick that helped get Marshall.
    $1 Emery Moorehead - Starting TE for the 85 SB team, 79 starts in 8 years.
    I'd like to send a heartfelt apology out to the Moorehead family, I inadvertently spelled Emery's name wrong on the graphic above...
    DEFENSE

    $5 1985 Bears - GREATEST TEAM EVER.
    $4 1963 Bears - NFL Champs 11-1-2, starting secondary combined for 29 ints.
    $3 1941 Bears - NFL Champs 10-1, The Monsters Of The Midway defenses in the 40s were fantastic.
    $2 2006 Bears - NFC Champs, 13-3, Tommie Harris, Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher in their primes.
    $1 1979 Bears - NFC Wildcard, 10-6, Buddy Ryan's 2nd year as DC, Dan Hampton's rookie year, Doug Buffone's final year and year three of the Hit Men safety tandem.
    SPECIAL

    $5 Red Grange - The Galloping Ghost, Hall Of Fame Class of 1963.
    $4 Devin Hester - Ridiculous record setting return man.
    $3 George McAfee - Hall Of Fame Class of 1966, incredible two-way player nicknamed "One-Play McAfee".
    $2 Dennis Gentry - "Pinky" was a returner, running back and wide out that played from 1982-1992.
    $1 Patrick Mannelly - The Mann.
    With the long and illustrious history of the Chicago Bears, there are plenty of other players I could have listed for this game but, for now, we're rolling with this group.


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  2. soulman

    soulman Pro-Bowler SuperFan DBS Writer

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    QB; Cutler $4
    RB; Payton $5
    TE; God....I mean Ditka $5
    WR; Marshall $5
    WR; Jeffery $5
    Slot; Waddle $1
    ST; Hester $4
    Def; 85 Bears $5

    That's $34 total so screw that $20 BS. I'll pay the difference and the fine for going over the salary cap. LOL
  3. DaTreeBears

    DaTreeBears Pro-Bowler

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    Simple
    Def no brainer '85 - 5
    QB Jay my only difficult decision - 4
    RB Neal Anderson a measly buck I'll take it - 1
    Special greatest of all time Hester - 4
    WR1 no slouch people can remember nothing Conway was solid - 3
    WR2 in his prime easy all pro Booker - 2
    TE Emery Morehead another solid TE compared to other no slouch - 1
    grand total 20 bucks I'll take it.
  4. draw2anderson35

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    QB: Erik Kramer $2
    RB: Neal Anderson $1
    TE: Desmond Clark $3
    WR1: Curtis Conway $3
    WR2: Marty Booker $2
    DEF: 1985 Bears $5
    ST: Devin Hester $4
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    butkus3595 Pro-Bowler

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    Alright I'll play:

    QB: Jay: $4
    HB: Forte: $3
    Wr1: Marshall $5
    WR2: Booker $2
    TE: Olsen $2
    Def: 2006 $2
    Spec: Gentry $2
  6. a_miljan

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    im going with:
    McMahon 3
    Anderson 1
    Ditka 5
    Gentry 2
    Marshall 5
    Gault 1
    2006 D 2

    still have 1 to spare!
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    Wolfman Assistant Head Coach

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    $2 Erik Kramer
    $5 Walter Payton
    $2 Marty Booker
    $1 Tom Waddle
    $1 Emery Moorehead
    $2 Dennis Gentry
    $5 1985 Bears

    That leaves me with $2... which I'll use for free agent FB acquisition Matt Suhey...
  8. soulman

    soulman Pro-Bowler SuperFan DBS Writer

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    OK I'll take another shot at this and this stay within the $20 cap. This is an all value team.

    QB; Mac (he knew how to win) $3
    RB; Matt Forte (best Bears RB not named Walter Payton) $3
    TE; Des Clark (tough one between him an Emery Moorhead) $3
    WR; Alshon Jeffery (gonna splurge here for the best hands in the business) $5
    WR; Tom Waddle (the perfect compliment to Jeffery, also a bargain) $1
    ST; George McAfee (the Hester of the '40s) $3
    Def; 2006 Bears (good enough to win a SB if they had a decent offense) $2

    There, $20 on the nose and I get the Bruise Brothers OL for free. LOL
  9. DavidL

    DavidL Pro-Bowler SuperFan

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    Okay…
    Def. 1985 Bears $5 (no-brainer)
    Cutler $4
    Sayers $4
    Gordon $2
    Waddle $1
    Olsen $2
    Gentry $2

    Total $20

    Note: I use Gentry on offense, not special team. Sayers does all kick returns on special teams.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2014
  10. BossK

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    QB- Jay $4 (Worth it for the money? Not sure, still taking him)
    RB- WP34 $5 (There is no way in hell I would take anyone else, even though the others would get the job done)
    TE- Greg Olsen $2
    WR- B Marsh $5 (Quickly becoming my favorite offensive Bear)
    WR- Willie Gault $1 (Speed, speed, speed)
    DEF- 2006 $2 (Plenty good enough, not quite '85, but pretty damn good)

    Special- that is why we have WP. He is now returning kicks. And punting/kickoffs and occasional XP/field goals. Not much he couldn't do on the field.
    BUT- I do have 1$ left over, so P. Mannelly come on down. $1
  11. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

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    Kramer 2
    Conway 3
    Sayers 4
    Booker 2
    Olsen 2
    Gentry 2
    85 bears 5
  12. Rakk

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    QB - $2 Kramer
    RB - $5 Payton
    TE - $4 Bennett
    WR - $1 Waddle
    WR - $2 Booker
    ST - $4 Hester
    DEF - $2 '06 Defense
  13. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

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    screw it i'm going the Soul route and changing the rules to add in "pay a undocumented fine amount"

    Sid Luckman 5
    Payton 5
    Marshal 5
    Alshon 5
    Ditka 5
    Grange 5
    85 Bears 5
  14. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz George Halas Staff Member

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    So if I pay $3 for McMahon, does that include pills, or are those provide by the team?
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  16. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

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    BMG, I'm w/you on Kramer, for my time watching the Beras I thought he was the best qb up until Cutler, and maybe still, and it was the first time I felt like I was watching a modern O run.

    cannot argue w/Neal

    I'd have saved money on TE's and went a lil nicer on wr's, but to each his own.

    Hester was awesome, but for the money Gentry is the best choice for ST's, and again allows a slightly better set of WR's or a better RB.

    85 Bears, simply the best D to ever play the game.
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    ^^^^ricza, I hear you. The toughest choice for me was spending the $$$ on Ditka and Hester and allowing the WR unit to suffer a little bit. Having said that, with the 85 Bears D, that team would still have more than enough offense to win every game they played. I just couldn't pass up including the excitement of having Devin Hester, circa 2005-2006 on the team! haha!
  18. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

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    Ya the 85 bears imo were the only must have on that list. Everything else was just fluff and personal prefference

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