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    Yeah, that's kind of like pulling for Marquess Wilson to become this years #2 WR. No offense but that's a pipe dream. I've read it all over Bears-ville since the draft--there's a ton of unrealistic fan expectations floating around out there about Trestman waving a magic wand and suddenly Fales instantly becomes a younger Josh McCown ver 2.0

    Heck it took MCCOWN two years to become that and he was a vet with a fair amount of prior experience.

    Reality check time: Fales is a 6th round rookie QB from a minor collegiate program who has a marginal NFL arm and is coming in cold to Trestman's complicated system. Think Nathan Enderle right now with (hopefully) more future upside. I'd be absolutely shocked if our HC entrusts the QB2 job to a late round rookie draftee with 3 months camp experience total on an NFL roster. Palmer would pretty much have to self-destruct for that to happen IMO.

    I'd be happy if Fales proves worthy of the 3rd string job (even on the PS) and becomes a legit competitor for higher in a year or two. Easy there....there's reasons this guy wasn't drafted until the 6th.
     
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    Palmer only has 15 nfl passes to his credit, or exactly 15 more than Fales. I believe a lot of faith is going into Palmer that is not been earned as well. I do not know if Fales can beat him out or not but McCown was a starter prior to being the backup and had a lot more experience than we have in Palmer. I suspect it may be a closer camp battle than we think at this point.
     
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    Yes that's true but he's been in NFL meeting rooms and camps for several years. He's been with the Bears and in Trestmans system about a year now. He's way way ahead of where Fales is in terms of preparedness (or least damn well should be).

    Look, I'm fine with the Fales pick. Just sayin let's be realistic about his limitations right now.
     
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    I am good with both if Trestman likes them both that's good enough for me. Just sayin Palmer does not have much practical experience with the rush in his face either. Agreed he has been in the meeting room but not the comfort in the Pocket that McCown had and thus the gap may not be so large.
     
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    I'll laugh pretty hard if the great white hype looks as pedestrian as I expect in the preseason. It's gotten ridiculous.
     
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    Wait a minute....you mean every udfa and late round camp hero isn't a future All-Pro???
     
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    And neither is every player sitting on the bench
     
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    I know it would be a minor miracle for Fales to be the #2. I'm not saying it will happen. I found it interesting to read that Fales comes from an offense that has a lot of similarities to the Kromer offense, with some of the terminology the same. Obviously it is a huge leap to the NFL from where he was though. I'm not denying that.
     
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    So you and Sox are saying Lynch has no chance to make the team? I didn't say he'd be a star. I do believe that with the broad base of things that he can provide for the team, he has a shot. The guy is an incredible athlete, and it sounds like he is showcasing that quite well now.
     
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    No, I'm not saying that at all. Just was making a joke about how we all tend to get unrealistic in our expectations this time of year with new players. Come down here to Arizona and go to opening day of Cubs spring training if you want to see plenty more of that phenomenon.

    I could see Lynch or Jones sticking especially if they show ST ability. I think Sox was just saying that the hype about him is a little overblown.
     
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