Mills shows promise, but don't get carried away

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    This ^^^^^^. Every bit of it was well said, thank you.

    As encouraged as we are by Long/Mills, we all know they're enthusiastic but unproven as of yet and WILL struggle/make mistakes, especially in the early season. No doubt about it. But....they do have upside that Webb clearly doesn't. You know what you're getting with him--a marginal player who is inconsistent, un-motivated, and generally gives only as much as he HAS to to get by. It's quite obvious that the coaching staff and FO have all but given up on him and he's not in their long term plans. At best, he sticks one more season as a reserve before being shown the door.
     
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    I don't particularly care for Haugh. I remember Kruetz didn't either & wanted to make it so he had a toothless smile. lol
     
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    I liked him when we drafted him. It is a shock that someone with his body dropped to the 5th round. He looks like a LT on college tape.
     
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    CCB, several draft "experts" thought he would go earlier.
     
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    The sad part of all this would be if Mills fails he would get a thousand less chances than Webb the untouchable had.
     
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    I think Webb promised Lovie a J-Webb Nation tee shirt if he kept him in a starting role. How could anyone pass THAT up?
     
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    Whatever the case I'm glad it's merit based promotions now. Everyone has a fair shot at a spot not just annointed like Tice had Webb.
     
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    DailyHerald reports that he's starting at RT tonight against the Raiders. Good for him.
     
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    SFB, and I think you'd agree that is the way it should be. The way the other coaches went about business created an air of mediocrity. Good enough was ok. I think there is a more urgent desire to win here. A player that is not coming along, barring any sort of extenuating circumstances like injury, should be moved out because we won't accept those kind of players any more. Even if they can eat 30 quarter pounders in a sitting.
     
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    You nailed that one BIH. We had become the "Chicago Mediocre Bears" and 3rd place finishes in the NFC-N (and no playoffs each year) was becoming just fine - even with some of the fan base. It was like we were in danger of becoming the football equivalent of the Chicago Cubs. Lovable losers.

    I grew to hate the mediocrity stench. Hated what the Bears had become. Tired of looking up at the Packer's backside each year. And then, even Detroit and Minny passed us up in the last two seasons. How sad is that??????
     
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