Okay, what player(s) need to GTFO next year?

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  1. Henry Burris

    Henry Burris

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    My list is:
    Leonard Cohen
    McShea
    Wright
    Conte (the last game was the final straw for me)
    Steltz (he's NEVER been good, and NEVER will be)


    I'm okay with another year of Peppers, if he takes another pay cut, and because I don't think we'll be able to fully restock the defensive line in one year. Before you point out the work he did on the offensive line, you have to admit that the run game is largely affected by bad line play, thus, leading one to conclude that the line isn't entirely fixed yet.
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    Bush,
    Shea,
    CoHen,
    Conte,
    Steltz,
    Wright,
    Garza,
    Bowman,
    the Earl of Bennett

    *how did I forget Peppers, good call Benj.
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    Your list Henry, but with Peppers
  4. Henry Burris

    Henry Burris

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    I finally found the Dan Pompei Q&A a while back that made me think releasing Peppers for another FA would be a great idea:

    Brian Orakpo from the Redskins. He technically is a linebacker now, but would be a defensive end for the Bears. Orakpo is a former first round pick who had 11 sacks and got a Pro Bowl invite as a rookie, but has tailed off a bit since. He has talent, and could be the type of player who really benefits from a change of team.

    But, I'd want us to draft 2 defensive ends as well.
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    With Peppers, "it depends" If Tucker is still here, get rid of Peppers. If Tucker is gone, I say try and keep him at a much reduced number.
  6. Henry Burris

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    Tucker's schemes have nothing to do with Pepper's drop in play. Unless I'm missing what you mean by this statement.
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    I do believe it is his placement. Briggs had mentioned while trying not to say anything too negative) when referring to the drop in QB pressure, that players weren't going to get pressure when they were being asked to drop into coverage instead.

    Whether it is this or just a lack of faith, or whatever, I think Peppers is not on board. I definitely may be wrong, but I think Peppers may still be effective in a different environment. I guess what I'm saying is that I don't attribute the complete falling off the cliff by Peppers to one additional year in age. He was very effective last year. Just too big a drop off for me to believe it's just age.
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    The only reason Shea is not playing well is because he's not a DE. Let him play LB and you'll see how he can contribute to the defense. He's a better LB than Bostic, Greene, Costanzo or whatever we've got left.

    Remember how happy everyone was when we beat GB because of him? Not asking for much. Just give that kid another chance before throwing him under the bus.
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    At this point, why not?
  10. Henry Burris

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    Honestly, at this point, why not go with a 4-4-3 defense*? I'm willing to bet that having to sit one of our safeties won't be a detriment to the team.

    *I know this will never happen, but it sounds good, doesn't it?
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