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Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by BelieveInMonsters, Apr 16, 2014.
Donald and Ward would be sweet, but I do like Pryor
I like Pryor, he seems like a real Bear - nasty.
Donald and Ward would be great too
Just not in the first round, Bears need to go DT first then S or CB.......it all starts up front, games are won in the trenches.
Akuma, we all missed it, but in a recent presser Emery stated he wants to see Allen, Young, Ratliff and Houston out on the field at the same time, and it's going to be up the coaches to figure out how to best do it and how often; and there are multiple sources stating that Houston is going to be the pass rushing DT and Young the pass rushing DE.
If that's the case then the need for a DT is very low, and both DB's are higher, could be BS, and that's very possible, but it's not out of the question that the DL is all but set w/it's starters.
Pryor's style of play reminds me a of Troy Polamalu's play. Hits hard. Plays with all-out passion. Intimidating. Smart. Nose for the ball. I've never cared much for the Steelers, but when I do watch one of their games I'm always impressed by 1 guy - Polamalu. And over the years we've seen the guy just take over games for the win. This is what a good safety can do for your defense. This is what a great safety can do for your team.
I'm not saying Pryor is TP, but he is that kind of player. He would would not only be a great safety, but also make the players around him better too.
Troy is 5'10 207, he's obviously to small to play in the NFL, I'm stunned he even got drafted or stuck around....8o
LOL. Good point. FWIW, he's a tiny bit over 5'10" .......he's almost the same weight and height of Pryor. What they can never measure in players like this is their heart. The guy plays the game the way it was intended to be played. All out, take no prisoners. And I don't see Troy P. getting fined a lot. Most of these guys are smart enough to adjust their game - and still play at a high level, and with heavy-hitting.
BTW, Troy Polamalu was drafted at #16 of the first round. It's not too high if you truly believe the guy is a game-changer player.
Guys that make a WR scurred to catch the ball are as important now as ever, and it's harder and harder to do so if he can do it at this level I would love to have him on the team.
With the rotation that the Bears currently have at DT with Collins, Houston, Ratliff, Idonije, and Paea we don't need to draft a DT with the #14 pick. The position can be fortified in the 2nd round or later.
A game-changing CB or S like Gilbert or Pryor are a far bigger need at this point.
I think Gilbert will be long gone (as will Clinton-Dix) before the #14 pick. That's why I believe that Pryor is the pick in the 1st round for the Bears.
Pryor isn't just a meatheaded big hitter/penalty machine like Brandon Meriweather. He is a smart football player who can step up and cover the run, is tough enough to take on TEs, and is good in coverage. He can also create turnovers too. His big hitting ability is also an asset because it will strike fear in opposing receivers.
BiM's, unless all 3 qb's go in the first 14, you are correct no way Dix and Gilbert make it, and possibly not Donald or Pryor. thats why the team is also brining in other guys to talk to them.
And I agree I think JABF's comparison of TP is solid.
Are you seriously thinking he would be an improvement over our studs Wright/Conte? :smile:
(had to throw that in there BIM.....)
I know crazy right, if only we had pro bowlers all over the DL and LB's and CB's then Conte and Wright would have been ranked in the middle of every S instead of in the bottom 5; we should be thrilled w/that.
Because we're so thin at the position, a Safety drafted at #14 is also more of an impact player because they're more likely to be a day 1 starter than a DT drafted that high.
Most of the mock drafts have us taking a DT in the first round. But, it's highly likely that's not going to happen because most mocks are dead wrong anyway. For example Alot of last year's mocks had us going with a Linebacker at #20 (like Arthur Brown) and we all saw how that worked out.
Not to mention the fact that Emery will go his own way speculation be damned.
I think the year before had us going OL and they took Shea, one thing is guaranteed if all the mocks say 1 thing, it's probably dead wrong.
Exactly my point.
Are you saying Phil won't pay any attention to any of my mocks this year? :-(
I'm saying there is a better chance that Phil trolls all these bear sites and purposefully scratches off all the guys fans think will be "the guy" then he actually would ever consider anyones opinion of what they should do.
Not for nothing, but they basically let polamalu do whatever he wants out there. I wouldn't even call him a safety. He's a roving player.
Good. there's a chance then!
Of course he cares! What GM doesn't use the mocks? You don't think they actually spend all that time doing that expensive research when all the fans and writers did all the work for them do you?