Who was he Bears biggest missed opportunity?

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  1. riczaj01

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    I know, knock Bushrod/Free b/c of the coaches then dream that ARogers, a pick in the late 1st would have been taken w/the 4th overall and not had JA run out of town for not taking one of the expected top 10 picks....all in hopes that Rogers would have learned anything from the stooges in front of him or Turner/Martz....


    okay so draft revision is silly. How about not trying to get Brees in here as an FA, he might not have been what he was in NO's, not w/this OL or w/these coaches, but it would have shipped Rex and KO out sooner and a replacement for the draft might have been a bigger concern leading to drafting a real developmental qb.
     
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    The reason why I didn't mention this one (and I'm not arguing with ya) is that I felt that having Kurt Warner would have been more realistic, as JA believed Grossman to be his "drafted franchise QB". Plus, Kurt would've immediately contributed to the '05 and '06 Bears.
    I kind of agree and disagree here. He actually had a good gameplan for Orton, to protect the rookie from making too many mistakes, and I think, with Rodgers, he would have at least done a little better. With that said, Rodgers certainly would not have been the great QB he is, had he been drafted by Chicago. It does bear mentioning that JA tried like hell to trade out of that spot. My preference is that they signed Kurt Warner and drafted DeMarcus Ware.
     
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    Flat out, though, the Bears were fools for passing on Randy Moss (as was every other team). Maybe Welker wouldn't have made the roster, as he didn't with San Diego, but Jesus, Angelo, you were interested in the guy, and he was an UDFA!! Same thing with that waste of a roster pick Michael Haynes (I was not happy with that pick at the time, and doubly pissed that the Bears traded out of the spot, cause I wanted Suggs; I was even more infuriated that the Jets were the ones to trade up, because I didn't want that POS DT they drafted either), when there was a beast from USC waiting. Also, Jerry, you HAD to have Rocky McIntosh? I mean, if we HAD to get rid of Briggs, and he wanted another LB, we could've had Patrick Willis, but more than likely Angelo would've drafted Ted Ginn Jr. or Jamaal Anderson anyway.


    Of course this is all conjecture, but I'm also interested in some of the older Bears fans views on who was a missed opportunity. If short faced bear is right, and we could have had LT on the team, the 85 Bears WOULD have gone 19-0, for sure. Probably would have had another SB too. Sure our defense was great, but LT, in addition to our d-line, would've absolutely destroyed every QB they faced.
     
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    That's why I said at least we would have deprived GB of Rodgers. I think those guys would have gotten very little out of Rodgers. But Green Bay would have had to live with Farve longer, and hunt around for guys to replace him with like Leinart.

    If we had drafted Rodgers in 2005, they would not have then taken Orton in the 4th that year. With everything else the same, Rex would have hurt his knee, Hutch would have played his 0.0 preseason game and gotten cut, and we'd have rolled with Rodgers. I don't care how undeveloped he would have been. All he needed to do was hit someone every now and again like Orton could not, and our D and running game would have taken care of the rest. That draft was so deep with RBs that we could have taken in the 2nd. And our D was amazing that year.
     
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    GB would have found a different QB to turn into a stud.

    It's what they do
     
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    Probably Jay Cutler.....
     
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    Noticing what they did with Brian Brohm and Matt Flynn, it's amazing they were willing to cut a higher drafted pick, because they knew he simply wasn't going to help them. The Bears are only NOW starting to do that in 2013.
     
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    Drew Brees. He was A FA and we could have signed him. The Dolphins passed on him too.
     
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    Not getting rid of Angelo and Lovie anytime earlier over the last decade....
     
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    This one still bothers me, but when Vinny Testaverde went to the Jets over the Bears, he said "Because I want to go to a team that can win". Loved that dude, until he threw 3 interceptions and fumbled the ball twice in the AFC Championship game.
     
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