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Sugashane


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaMike wrote:
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Imo letting Tillman walk to keep Jennings would be a big mistake.

#1 You aren't getting Jennings back for 4.5 mill/year if he has another good season, not even close.

#2 Tillman has been much better than jennings for a MUCH longer time.

#3 Over 30 Tillman projects much better than over 30 Jennings. Tillman is 3 years older, but he just made back-to-back pro bowls over 30, and him being a bigger more physical CB helps him. Not to mention due to his superior tackling and instincts (along with leadership) he could be bumped to FS and be a top NFL FS into his mid-to-late 30's (think Charles Woodson).

Jennings on the other hand already lives life on the athletic breaking point, as a slow 5'8" WR. He loses a step or two (which he will) and its game over.

Even if Tillman costs $1-$2 mill a year more than Jennings, he's well worth it on a 3 or 4 year deal. You late Jennings walk 100x before you let Peanut walk.

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Honestly this will all be a moot point if the Bears do poorly next season as this team gets blown up (which would be a shame). I'm very excited to see next season and who of the young players step up will have a profound effect on who our priorities will be.
You dont pay for past performance. Tillman is getting long in the tooth. Cant be emotional about it.


He completely shut down Calvin Johnson, and should be able to nearly match that for the next 2-3 years. Yes, he is getting older but his technique is top notch and he is aggressive and physical/tough enough to maintain a high level of play for a few more years. Jennings gets put on him and he will get thrown over or blasted off the line if he is foolish enough to attempt to press cover him. Also if Peanut would lose a step he could convert to a Pro Bowl safety (ala Woodson or Aeneas Williams for the Rams), and while I like Conte he will not match up to Peanut, even with Tillman slowing down. Imagine Tillman not being restricted to one side of the field and being able to attack from the center for the field, punching at the ball 2-3 times more per game.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sugashane wrote:
DaMike wrote:
WiSeIVIaN wrote:
Imo letting Tillman walk to keep Jennings would be a big mistake.

#1 You aren't getting Jennings back for 4.5 mill/year if he has another good season, not even close.

#2 Tillman has been much better than jennings for a MUCH longer time.

#3 Over 30 Tillman projects much better than over 30 Jennings. Tillman is 3 years older, but he just made back-to-back pro bowls over 30, and him being a bigger more physical CB helps him. Not to mention due to his superior tackling and instincts (along with leadership) he could be bumped to FS and be a top NFL FS into his mid-to-late 30's (think Charles Woodson).

Jennings on the other hand already lives life on the athletic breaking point, as a slow 5'8" WR. He loses a step or two (which he will) and its game over.

Even if Tillman costs $1-$2 mill a year more than Jennings, he's well worth it on a 3 or 4 year deal. You late Jennings walk 100x before you let Peanut walk.

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Honestly this will all be a moot point if the Bears do poorly next season as this team gets blown up (which would be a shame). I'm very excited to see next season and who of the young players step up will have a profound effect on who our priorities will be.
You dont pay for past performance. Tillman is getting long in the tooth. Cant be emotional about it.


He completely shut down Calvin Johnson, and should be able to nearly match that for the next 2-3 years. Yes, he is getting older but his technique is top notch and he is aggressive and physical/tough enough to maintain a high level of play for a few more years. Jennings gets put on him and he will get thrown over or blasted off the line if he is foolish enough to attempt to press cover him. Also if Peanut would lose a step he could convert to a Pro Bowl safety (ala Woodson or Aeneas Williams for the Rams), and while I like Conte he will not match up to Peanut, even with Tillman slowing down. Imagine Tillman not being restricted to one side of the field and being able to attack from the center for the field, punching at the ball 2-3 times more per game.
I love Tillman but I would understand if we didnt want to pay him all pro money. He can probably get $10+ mil on a short deal elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whether we like it or not we are going to be transitioning from Peppers. Tillman and Briggs sooner rather than later.

Better to lose a player a year early than get rid of them a year late.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would keep Tillman over Peppers.
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