You get one Chicago Bear from the past on this team, who is it?

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  1. Henry Burris

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    (I've brought this topic up before, but today is New Year's Eve in football season, so we're all just sitting around ready to celebrate)


    This can be a guy that had one great year, with a career cut short by injury, or an all time great.

    Keep this in mind: We're going by ROSTER NEEDS. (I have a feeling only '85 Bears will be picked, regardless)

    I'd either have to go with Danimal, who would force teams to go with one-on-one matchups with Peppers and Melton, unless they were stupid enough to go one-on-one with him, which is even better.

    OR

    Jim Covert, who would force Bushrod to the right side of the line, and undoubtedly make ours one of the best lines in the NFL.

    If I had to choose between them, Danimal. No way in the world anyone would have a good passing game against us, seeing as they generally don't already.
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    On D side I like Hamp but Dent was the man. Dent speed would be like having 2 Pepps out there so I go Dent.

    On O this may sound weird but with Trestman's O we could use a guy like Brad Muster/Matt Suhey a real old time fullback, pick your poison I'll take either one.
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    I DID NOT consider a fullback. Jeez, Suhey would open the ground game up more than a well-targeted napalm strike.
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    I like and agree with the Jim Covert pick. Maybe the single guy this team could use the most these days.
    Can't go wrong with an early vintage of Butkus either.
    Dent '84-'86.......paired with Peppers now. What a sight that would be.
    1999 vintage of Marcus Robinson would make a great #2 right now. Or the 1995 incarnation of Jeff Graham for that matter.
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    It's a tough call. I'm gonna go with Dent or Perry.

    Pick one. ;-)
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    I would like to see Perry the refrigerator, just for the sake of it. I'm really sad I didn't live doing his NFL career with the Bears. Watching him was amazing I imagine.

    It's hard to pick one so I'll bend the rules.
    Butkus - in his golden days at MLB, making our defense even more feared.
    Olin Kreutz - would give us a pro bowl center with solid experience to support the right side of our line.
    Webb - giving us a legit LT and move Bushrod to RT that would give us the best tackle pair in the NFL.
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    Whoever the hell the best OL in our teams history. OL is still our biggest weakness
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    Sid Luckman? Let me think about this some more.
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    Maybe even Iron Mike.
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    He, and Mike Brown, were the guys I thought of with "good but injured"
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    Mike Singletary or William Perry
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    Covert. As an "outside the box" pick, I'd love to see vintage Hester in he return game this year. The field position that he could offer would help this O a ton!
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    Covert, but who would get to wear #74? I wish we had problems like that.
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    My man crush on Mike Brown will not abate.
    Also, any team would benefit greatly w/ #34 in the backfield.
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    Gary Fencik

    A defensive General like him would upgrade that secondary in a heart beat.



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    We need THIS man. Get him a decent helmet (lose the leather lid) and start taking snaps. Sid would probably have a heart attack when he finds out what QB's make now (he made $5k a year). Let Jay carry his clipboard :)

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    How about Doug Atkins? That dude was a scary SOB
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    Gotta disagree with the Sid luckman choice. Unless we're going by "what they did comparatively in their own era". You could put Rex Grossman back in the 30's and 40's, and "unleash the dragon" wouldn't be a joke.
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    Old Sid would be 98 years old this season (heck, that's almost Garza-old) so maybe you're right :)

    You make a good point Henry. It's impossible to compare players from different eras. People never seem to agree on these comparisons.

    On a side note, it's amazing they could even throw those old footballs that were shaped like fat rugby balls. Sid was our QB in the NFL Championship game against the 'Skins. We put up 73 points in that game with him at QB. 73-0. Rex Grossman never won an NFL Championship game by 73 points, and I don't think Sexy Rexy will be a Hall of Fame Bears QB either :-)

    Here's an old pic of Sid and Papa Bear at that game. Halas sure looks like a happy camper that day.

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    No, I was just meaning, if we go by how good Sid was for his era, and translate that to today's game, he'd be great. If we're just going off of athletic ability at their height, Rex would've been a GOD, if he played back then.
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