So What's The Book On Peppers?..............

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  1. soulman

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    Oh it's not mindless. It's very cold and calculated and all you have to do is sit back and watch it happen. If I'm wrong and in the end he begins to do things differently I'll admit it. I'm too cold and logical not to and maybe that's why I see through Emery in ways other's don't. He's very much that way but his ego is running the show some days not his logic and when you look for it it shows.
     
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    I hear what you are saying but all those guys are up there in age. You could make the same argument that they can be replaced for less money and equal skills. The younger players have a higher upside than the downside of the near retiring player. Its hard to admit your time as a athlete has passed, especially at the NFL level they play at, the camaraderie in the locker room and all those things. Urlacher had an offer and thought he was worth more, no other team gave him what he wanted either, I think Emery did us a favor not overpaying for a previous superstar whose best days had past. The same is occurring now with Tillman and Peppers, and Hester the question is at what price do they add value to the team. DJ Williams played on a relatively inexpensive 1 yr deal and got hurt, I suspect Emery has DJ in the same pile of risk as he does Peppers, and Tillman. Robbie Gould is a Lovie Player and resigned. There were/are several players on the team whose best years have passed and they need to be replaced over time. I believe much of this has to do with timing as we do not have a young Urlacher, Briggs, or Peppers to really test your theory.
     
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    Robbie is a poor example. First of all he's very nearly the most accurate kicker in NFL history and you don't let that go at age 31. He also was never part of that defensive Lovie support society but Urlacher and Izzy were and so was Devin Hester on the other side of the ball. Now all are gone. Whose left? Peanut and Pep for sure and maybe Melton or Wootton but if so to a far lesser degree although I know Melton would love to reunite with Marinelli in Dallas. Briggs is around the same age as Peanut and Pep but Briggs is a smooth operator and Briggs takes care of Briggs first so he never spoke out about it much one way or another and he's an untouchable even with three new LBs far younger than him one of whom should be playing WLB not competing at MLB and SLB. Funny how these things work when a little politics enters into the picture. Jennings was also smart enough to speak out in support of Tucker so he gets a new deal yet he's only two years younger than Peanut. Hmmmmm.......

    I'm aware that some of these guys never "bought into" Tucker and his schemes and as it turns out they were probably right. So since we kept Tucker logic dictates they have to go. But doesn't this keep the coach but replace the team strategy strike you as being a little backward? MLB teams with that dilemma fire the manager. They don't do a fire sale with their player roster. Well, unless you're the Cubs and then you do both, LOL. :lol-027: I feel I'm right about this BSB and I realize that I harp on it but I don't expect anyone else to agree with me and I never have. I'm just sharing one man's opinion albeit a very strong one that Phil Emery is willing to divest himself of still productive players who showed too much loyalty to the old coaching regime and the evidence to support it is pretty strong so far. Especially since the greatest return man in NFL history who still had a productive year in 2013 never even got a vet minimum invite to the 2014 ball. Think about it.

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    I find it funny people blame Emery for the dismantling of Bears defense. When it was the fault of previous regime that could never give that defense any legitimate offense. The defense became old and broken down the year a real offense shows up just 9 years to late.
     
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    I just hope we don't have to wait for 9 years for the defense to show up now that we have a good offense. It seems so ironic - but the kind of irony that only a Chicago Bears or Cubs fan could appreciate. Sometimes I think we're cursed :)
     
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    To blame the entire failings of this defense because they didn't bring back a broken down Urlacher is laughable. I believe in this regime's ability to rebuild a D than the old regime's ability to build an offense. Since this new regime has only been really at it for only one half years and already set records on the side of the ball we didn't even knew existed in Chicago. So I believe these guys have the intellect to know how to develop the Da side of football.
     
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    I hope that is the case. I also hope the Cubs win the World Series this year. Hope. Let's see if they can actually DO it :-)
    I truly am hopeful, but I've come to the point in my life that I realize that I need to wait and SEE if teams can walk-the-walk, instead of just talking-the-talk. Bears teams (and the Cubs) are all about talk, but usually don't win many Super Bowls or World Series. Am a cynic here? No. Just waiting and hoping that THIS present Bears crew can be the "real deal" and not just us "hoping" they are the real deal. They need to prove it. Let's see them build this defense. Hopefully they can :-)
     

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