In Regards To Chris Conte

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  1. soulman

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    Lots and in multiple colors and flavors too.

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    Oh! Not these kind of Safety's? Well :4 14 1[1]: that's what we used to call 'em.
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    When I asked if we have Safetys, is there a 100% lock on two guys that are the day one starters?

    And lets face it, its out to lunch. We dont know.

    At this point in time its Safety by rotation until proven otherwise.

    And that might be the way its always going to be. I hope not.

    Id like to see two clearly defined and the rest to spell relief when needed.
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    Yeah Butkus I added them in post #45.

    Thats 5 in 29 years ...

    Mark Carrier had 10 INT his rookie year.

    We can only dream for that with our fourth round pick this year but wouldnt it be great ?
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    Ok I need some help on this one ...

    didnt we sign Mark Carrier BEFORE the Draft ?

    And because of that the NFL put in the rule that you cant sign college

    players before the Draft ?

    That only the first pick could sign a player before the draft ?

    i.e. Carson Palmer, Cinncinati.
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    You're right, we don't know, but I refuse to see that as a negative. Knowing we have two set starters and yet not knowing how well they'll play together ain't much of a benefit in my book. We were there a year ago and thought we had the problems licked ergo there was no real competition for those spots. Turn the page.

    We have just one of those two returning and he's recovering from shoulder surgery and won't be ready until August. We signed the only FS in the NFL who may have ranked below Conte last year but the guy does have two years experience as a starter so he's fair vet competition even if not great competition.

    We signed a guy whose played behind several of the best Safeties in the game for five years and may finally be coming into his own. He played pretty well in NY last year and the price was right. Then we brought in a 5 time All Pro SS coming off an Achilles tear and his price was even more right. Again, maybe not the best competition but still he's fair vet competition.

    We also drafted a rookie whose been showing he at least belongs in the NFL so far although he may be too green to start at FS. That's also competition and you can throw in a collection of vet STeam level guys who are no better than backup material at Safety but they'll push the others and also create competition.

    I'm glad we haven't named the starters yet. I wanna see these guys forged in the heat of a July training camp and in some preseason games before they decide who to entrust our last line of defense to this year. Last years selections not only let the horse thieves steal every horse in the stable, they saddled them up for them before they took 'em.
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    I dont see how we could possibly name the starters yet.

    We are in the unique position of having a Safety situation in a state of flux.

    I dont know how many other teams have that quandry. Hopefully all.

    Theres some that dont and thats what we have to catch up on.

    Instead of catching up how about if we lead the way ?

    REMEMBER THIS : I type in : CHICAGO BEARS 2014 Draft ...

    I get back 50+ MILLION hits.

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    Last year:
    Horrible defense by the DL and LB's.
    FS - Conte. Compeition ????
    SS - Wright, Competition?????

    This year:
    Front 7 play almost impossible to be worse!
    FS - Conte OR 4th round draft pick with talent Vereen OR MD Jennings a starter in the NFL even a bad one
    SS - Mundy (player developed at Steelers and Giants who improved with opportunity and can make tackles) OR 5 Time Pro Bowler Wilson

    It's really hard to imagine the play being any worse. Personally I hope the starters are Mundy (who can they stick around for a few years of above average play) and Vereen if he steps up to the mark. And that we use Wilson in a creative dime package, the guys a natural pro, if he's fit he should play some role. Combined with some smarter play up front, defensive play calling from an experienced LB not a rookie LB and better CB play as well helping make sure the safeties are in the right spot it should be an improvement.
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    I feel the same BDU, If we were to keep 4 S's, I'm hoping the starters are Vereen and Mundy and then the backups are Conte/Wilson. Was never a fan of the MD signing. IMO Wilson could probably step in and play both if an inj happened and Conte could still be an average FS w/a good to great front 7
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    Its all vertical all the time.

    Wait a minute ... I need as many as possible in the BACKFIELD.

    CORNERBACKS ... and well yes ... SAFETYS.

    This game has changed. Lets think about that for a minute ...

    if its all vertical all of the time ... then RB should seal the deal.

    Coming in under the RADAR.

    Whats great about the NFL ? Like the U.S. Army ... you fought the last war.
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    CHICAGO BEARS should invent the next phase of the game and let everyone else catch up with us.

    Dont follow ... lead.
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    Chris Conte back from the grave ... oh well.

    Heres some more oh well.

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