Good Article on The Gap with GB and offseason Moves

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    I agree. As a fan I have a hard time waiting to see how these young guys turn out. I really agree with you that last year made it difficult to judge guys like Greene. And I could still see McClellin be successful at LB, but he's got to show the Bears something decent this year. The jury is still out on him and these youngsters - and in Greene's defense, it was his rookie season last year. I have no problem with a guy who doesn't shine his rookie year. But now let's see if he can improve (and Shea too).
     
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    To be honest I'd rather see our picks invested up front and in the secondary. You can get away with jag's at linebacker if those two areas are square away. I know this isn't something we're used to here, but I just don't see a stud mlb in this draft worth using our first round pick on. I'd rather see us get a guy like Donald, a stud safety or most likely the second best corner at that spot. If a guy like bullogh is available in the 4th maybe I take a shot with him.
     
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    Honestly, if Emery fixes our pass rush, our linebackers are the least of our worries.
     
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    Even if we get lucky and Green, McClellan and Bostic become starters we will need back ups. I can see the argument of lets see what we have before we draft there replacements but I am all for giving them more competition and make sure they earn the spot. I like Mosley but his injuries from the past are making me rethink him, Borland seems to be a tweener, Burrow is a 34 ILB, Smallwood is slow and somewhat of a liability against the pass. That leave Skov and Bullough, and Bullough not exactly a strength against the pass either. Another one all over the board is Preston Brown goes from 5th best ILB to 10 depending on where you look. I would like Skov in rd 2 and deal with DB after that.

    In my opinion S need to be taken in first 2 rds. So either miss on Donald or take one is pretty much how I see it. Buchannon or possibly Ward in RD 2 or come back and take Quarles. I am liking Donald and Quarles with existing line. Solid Depth, Quarles could apply pressure from the NT or 3 tech as could Ratliff. Taking 2 DT's probably makes you take a CB like McGill or Watkins who use to play S. Rd 3 if a MLB like Skov or Borland avail I have to take him. Pretty sure I have 3 starters drafted and see what falls out at CB and S in the later rounds. RB and QB can be gotten after the draft unless somebody falls they like. I see a strong front 7 and lots of nervous QB's.

    We have Mundy, Conte, Steltz. etc so upgrade what you can and lets fix the front 7.
     
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    oops skov rd 3 not 2 if avail
     
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    I'll bet Shea is working extremely hard this off-season to be the best he can be. I've questioned his play but never his heart. The guy has always been one of those 100% give-it-all-you-got, guys. I do admire his effort. And while he was a major disappointment at DE, he could be decent as a LB. That is a distinct possibility, and I hope it happens. He's the kind of guy you want on your team. But the guy has to show he has the talent to play at the NFL level. So far, not so good in that area. But the position change could help that.

    I was really ticked off watching Peppers half-hearted play in games because he DOES have talent. On the other side we had Shea giving it all he had - but the talent just wasn't there (not as a DL). If Pep ends up being a stud for the Packers, I'm REALLY going to be angry. He just stole the money here in Chicago last year. We paid him bigtime money to just loaf.
     
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    Greene looked like more than the odd man out last year. He looked to me like he didn't even belong in the NFL period. If he doesn't pick his game up about 3 notches he'll end up a career STeamer if that because his tackling really sucked. It might be interesting to note the while Emery has talked about his expectations for both McClellin and Bostic at both MLB and SLB and suggested that Bostic's best position may be WLB Greene's name never comes up. IMHO he was that bad last year.
     
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    What I am really hoping for her is much improved play because of Pasquarelli (?). If that's the case, some players might let out some nuggets about the former guy. If that happens, then that kind of implies that both Tucker and Trestman did not do their jobs in fixing it. But just as likely is that he may just plain not be able to cut it in the NFL. Quite honestly, I hope it is the first one because then you could question the ability of most of our LB's to play in the NFL based on last year.
     
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    Isnt Herring the LB coach, though Pasquarelli was line coach.
     
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    sorry BS. You are absolutely right, but I'm pretty high on Herring also. I think he was a really good pick.
     
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