The Official Flogging Chris Conte Thread.............

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  1. short faced bear

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    I'd like to think Conte can salvage and up his game. It's a shame he doesn't have perhaps someone like a Brandon Marshall on the defensive side of the ball to work out with in the off season. I'm hoping he's one of the most improved players this season (McC being the other).
     
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    Oh, Jesus Christ, it was already established (and re-established((and re-re-established))) that Briggs called a fire blitz, but screwed up on an audible.
     
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    Oh come on you know there has to be over-analysis and an entire treatise written. Can't just say dude sucks and move on
     
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    Then either the teacher can't teach or the students were asleep in all of those meetings then because shit like that went on all year long, but it did not go on under Lovie's regime when Lovie coached the Safeties along with Gil Byrd. Hoke usually coaches the CBs. So who coached the Safeties. Ummmm......could it have been the same guy who played Safety in college and was the DB coach for Cleveland before becoming the DC in Jax? These are the same two Safeties who in 2012 made us think we'd finally solved our problems at Safety. Now one's gone and according to many who wouldn't know a zone defense from man coverage if I drew it up for them, the other is total garbage and they want him gone too.

    I don't care what the NFL stats say. The coaching staff graded Conte out higher than Wright last year and they said that exactly. I didn't just make it up. Maybe that's why he's still around and Wright isn't and that should be especially true since Conte got a huge bump in pay to $1.4 mil this year. So if they thought he was worthless why not cut him and pick up another mil or so in cap space. They could have found another Safety for that kind of money. Major Wright made a little less than that last year and they didn't want him back at any price. It think we've also covered the reasons for at least some of those missed tackles and mistakes in coverage too. When you're playing FS and the last line of defense behind 7 blocks of Swiss cheese and a SS whose even worse than you are you're gonna get blamed for even more bad plays like this one that weren't necessarily all your fault.

    When I say this I don't mean it to apply strictly to you BSB. I think you make some great posts and try in every way to provide support for what you post but in this case I think you may be slightly off target. Not that I think Conte is all that and a bag of chips nor do I think that if he can't play better he not gonna lose his job, and he should. I also believe we need to get two young Safeties this year. What annoys the ever lovin' shit out of me though are these idiot Bears fans who say they'll puke if Conte is out there again. This almost entirely because believe he and he alone lost the GB game.

    If they knew a God damn thing of value about football, or took the time to learn like some have, instead of simply acting like f'n sheep and following the comments of that know nothing assclown Hawk Harrelson (who was not much of a prize as a BB player either) they might have understood what happened on that play and why. No wonder Urlacher called them idiots. Some are and they shouldn't be insulted by it either. If the shoe fits wear the f'n thing and then go out and learn something about the game and maybe gain a little more insight watching. Beats chugging beers and swallowing saaaaasage samiches whole. Those are the fans who really annoy the fuck out of me.

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    Christopher Conte
    Safety
    3 years
    25 years old

    Drafted:Round 3 (#93 overall), 2011
    College:California

    Current Salary Information
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,603,600 Signing Bonus $533,600 Average Salary $650,900 Guaranteed: $533,600 Free Agent: 2015 / Unrestricted
    YearBaseS. BonusMisc.Cap HitDead
    2011 375,000 133,400 - 508,400 533,600
    2012 465,000 133,400 10,000 608,400 400,200
    2013 555,000 133,400 10,000 698,400 266,800
    2014 1,421,000 133,400 10,000 1,564,400 133,400
    2015 UFA
    • 2012-14 Workout Bonus: $10,000
     
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    Jesus....wow so much hate? fack been gone half a day and you all give 2 more pages? I cant read all this...I just got over the whole thing and downloaded some 85 Bears season games DONT BRING ME DOWN!!!!!!! I can't, won't, don't wanna relive Contegate anymore!!!!! on a side note I heard he gives good rubs to the real players
     
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    I never thought we had safety solved after 2012 and if you did I guess thats your opinion. Conte is still on his rookie contract, so not sure the Bears thought they had it covered either. I was not impressed then and am less impressed now. No its not a single play, its the body of work over the last few years that I see him as a liability and not an asset. JMHO. Nothing can be written to change my opinion, it will have to done on the field.
     
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    So we let the guy w/a positive grade walk after last season but people are okay w/the guy w/a neg grade(from 2012) is okay to be penciled in as a starter gotcha!

    For the record I wanted both S's replaced last year, was happy to see Wright walk, and am seriously hoping that someone can detrhown Conte. Mundy isn't probably the one to do it, but he could not be worse.
     
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    I just figure our safeties have been sub-par in recent years. Some fans want to boil all of this "safety stuff" down to a single play in the Green Bay game, when in reality we've had mediocre (at best) safety play for years now. This is where I'm coming from on the topic of Conte. I couldn't care less about that one play against Green Bay because it was a problem with our defense - not a problem with one man. We really need to upgrade THE POSITION and both starters. Some want to believe Conte is just fine, but I believe that is setting the bar too low for a starter. But this is where it's okay for fans to differ IMHO. Some fans are fine setting the bar lower. Some want it higher. And before somebody trots out the old "well you can't have all-pro's at all positions" thing, I'd just point out that there is room between a Wright/Conte and a pro bowl level player. I don't expect pro bowl talent there (although it would be nice). I'd just like to see something better than Wright and Conte who seemed totally lost much of the time - all season long, (and this predates last season). I understand that some fans set the bar lower at the safety position, and I respect that, but don't agree. I don't think that is expecting too much to want to upgrade the safety position, especially if we truly want a a respectable defense.

    But folks seem to be wanting to turn this into a thing where fans are "hating on Conte" because of 1 bad play. I don't think any people on this messageboard are doing that. We have eyes, and understand the game enough to know when a position needs upgrading. The entire thing reminds me of the old arguments over the offensive line when people would try to believe guys like Webb, C.Will, Carimi were okay OL. Basically we were trying to set the bar too low. Do we now have 5 Pro Bowl OL? No. Do we have better overall talent at the positions on OL? Yes. Why is it delusional to want an upgrade at safety then? We can do better there. I think we should. And this has nothing to do with Conte hate. It has nothing to do with 1 rotten play on defense in 1 game against Green Bay. Give us credit for being smarter than that.
     
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