Tillman on future: 'I don't want to play forever'

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

    JustAnotherBearsFan99 Coordinator SuperFan DBS Writer

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    This is from 670 today. Reading between the lines it almost sounds like he wants one more year and then retire. It that's the case, maybe the Bears can find a way to bring him back for 1 season. Make it an incentive driven contract too. He doesn't sound like a guy who wants to go to a new team at this point. He likes playing for Tucker. Why go and have to learn a new teams's system if you're only going to play another year or so?

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    The man is classy. I'd be happy if he came back.
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    I hope they can find a middle ground. Tillman is a class act and I think he just needs to see what teams will pay him. Can not blame a guy for seeing what his net worth is. When all is said and done hopefully the Bears are in the same ballpark and they can find a common middle ground and get him back here for a yr or two. Maybe he becomes a mentor for his last year or two and becomes a back up and makes a million to be a mentor. Still more money that the average job pays and he grooms the next great CB, while adding depth. I guess I am just making the point if they are in the same ballpark they can find a common ground.
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    Reading the article.... to me it sounds like its the Bears or no one.

    If the Bears and he cannot reach an agreement, he walks away from the game.
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    Hey Peanut guess what ?? Your ASS is coming back to play if we have to drag you out of your house if we screw up FA and the draft !
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    Who else is going to even have a chance to shut down Megatron? Who else is going to generate the most turnovers on D? We're probably divesting ourselves of Peppers, Melton, Hester, and Bennett. A complete turnover of personnel is unlikely. This guy is definitely not a waste of money.

    -SIGN HIM
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    Turnover MACHINE. I will be very surprised if he doesn't command a great market price even for a one year incentive laden deal. AND he can take big receivers one on one...I think the best offers might be coming from inside the nfc north. We would really be starting from total scratch without him and that scares me-most good d's seem to have one or two crafty ol' timers pulling tricks out of their helmets.
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    You knew Urls was getting over on age ... Peanut has too much juice left in the tank.

    And when he does retire which to god I hope is not soon ...

    whos going to be DA BEARRSSE secondary coach for all time ?

    Gary Fencik ?
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    I really thought he would not be coming back after we signed Jennings. If there is an outside chance that he would come back for a 1 or 2 years deal, that is incentive heavy and cap friendly, then we would be crazy not to try to get him back.

    The way I read the article, it sounds as if he would rather stay in Chicago because a move to another team would only be short term.

    Come back Peanut, retire as a Bear!!
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    He could be a waste of money if he gets paid too much
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    I think Peanut saw the DL collapse and knew he could be injured in stepping up to cover for them. He got injured.

    Im hoping hes thinking that if we sign and draft defense he wants to be along for the ride of an improved BEARS defense.
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    A one year deal would be ideal. Problem with Tillman is his age, losing Urlacher shows that when you lose a vet player, you are going to need a semi-capable replacement waiting in the wings to take over (which is why we picked up DJ Williams, who did ok until his injury). As much as we all love Tillman and want to see him retire as a Bear, we are going to need a younger replacement waiting. A one year deal will give us the opportunity to do this.
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    Jimmors lets get it done. Tillman is the secondary coach of the future for BEARS.

    Although once again ... not this year. I hope.
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    I agree. I can see that happening. Just thinking of him going up against Marshall or Alshon makes me sick.
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    Keep the Peanut ... at this point in time he is the Defense.
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    What about a 2 year ncentive laden deal so we can spread out the cost?
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    I'm a big Peanut fan. I want him back. To me he was the ONLY D player that was worth a damn last season. It appeared that he played his heart out while a lot of the other guys were just going through the motions.

    I think a 1 year deal would be ideal. For one for Tillman to leave the year of one of the worst Bears Defenses, is definitely leaving on a "low note". Also I think having this vet around for the rookiees we will have on D is only a positive thing. Basically a handing of the torch. Show these young bucks what it means when people say "Bears Defense"..
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    I like what a class-act Peanut is outside of football. I still remember how Peanut ripped the ball away from Randy Moss in the end zone, and saved the game against the Vikings. Randy was at the peak of his career, and had a lesson given to him by Peanut.
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    Yep I remember that ... Peanut somehow defied all the laws of physics ... lept over Moss to get the ball and landed back on his feet behind Moss. To this day I dont know how he did it.
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    Then next year he caused a couple of fumbles from Moss. It's safe to say he got the better part of Moss.

    Thinking back, when is the last time we DIDN'T have Tillman on an opponents #1 WR for the majority of the game? I want to say the Bears have put Tillman on the #1 WR for YEARS now... never heard him complain or talk smack...

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