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Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by The Benjamin, Jan 14, 2014.
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Not my style Ric
doesn't have to be your style, it merely is what it is. In pro sports talent does matter, and Tucker lacked it. you can go back to Jax and say he sucked there...I would point out that Jax also lacked talent, now as the D is rebuilt it should not longer be a talent issue(unless Emery is the anti Angelo) and even in just 1 yr you should be able to tell if the guy knows what he's doing or not.
Much like the Cutler contract it's over, but we all will be able to go back and say if it worked or not, if it was a good choise or not, but it will all have to take time to know any of this or not.
I agree with that, and it does apply to our defense problems. It's a multi-faceted problem that goes beyond our safety woes. But the safety woes are certainly part of the problem.
First off...football is a game...a game that people happen to make money off of. The GAME has nothing to do with the business end of it in terms of how one goes about preparation. No coach prepares for a game or practice wondering whether this will make the team money. I'm not saying it's incorrect to be skeptical...heck I have my doubts as well, what I'm saying is none of us knows what goes on behind the closed doors at Halas Hall, and I am only speaking from my experience. Yes it's the managers job to get his underlings to perform their job, and it is up to them to do it satisfactorily. If that doesn't occur, guess what happens? They get fired, as has occurred. Either way you slice it, it's not Tuckers job to coach the lb's and dl. His job is to coordinate the defense, thats his chief job/responsibility. He's not absolved of fault, but it seems like steps are being taken to improve the situation. As for articles to his defense, I'll put more stock in the players who have come out to his defense, particularly Peanut Tillman, but if you must have articles:
Major Wrong is a goner. No way theBears offer him a contract (he's a FA).
Conte will get one more shot to stick next year (he's on the final year of his rookie deal). He will make the team but probably won't be the starter at FS.
And I love the idea of locking down SS by signing Ward and letting Conte earn or fail to earn his job in preseason.
Yeah, thats kind of where I'm at with it. I think Conte can turn it around, Wright is not gonna be brought back. I think I'd rather spend the 14th pick on someone up front or on a corner over Clinton-Dix...but I wouldn't be upset if we ended up with him either.
IMO Major Wright has always been a crappy SS. He had a marginal, decent year in '12 but otherwise he's been pretty much a bad angle/bad tackler guy all 3 seasons he's started. There is absolutely no reason to offer him a second contract.
Conte on the other hand seemed to hold promise in his first two seasons and then fell off a cliff in '13. It's true the play of the 7 in front of him declined hugely too but he definitely made a lot of bonehead plays. Because he's on the last year of his 3rd round rookie contract, there's little to be gained by cutting him loose. He's not expensive and offers no cap relief if cut (a replacement would cost just as much). Sign Ward to lock down SS, draft a FS in rd 3-4, and let Conte fight for a job between a draftee and a cheap vet signee. Loser becomes the reserve.
And yeah I agree about the 1st round. The DL takes priority over the secondary unless the player quality is clearly different.
LOL, well no common ground here. You need to pitch your concept to the 32 owners that have hundreds of millions INVESTED in their teams and have this stubborn persistence of continuing to treat their teams as a business for which they are looking to get a return.
Do the owners coach the team? Or did you not read the rest of my post?