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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bears DT Henry Melton tore his ACL - out for the year.
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Thats a blow to CHI there.
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Adam Podlesh average of 43.5 yards per punt ranks 28th in NFL. Net average of 38.5 is 26th. Bears called on free agents for tryout in November last season. After rough game for Adam Podlesh, there was a tryout today at Halas Hall.

I am also told Chris Kluwe was part of the Bears tryout today. May have been up to six punters total.

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Refraining from commenting on the tryout news so as to respect team's wishes.

Chris Kluwe ‏@ChrisWarcraft
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Thought this was really cool...

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1806931-brandon-marshall-picks-perfect-night-to-showcase-his-green-cleats

Marshall has really become a class act and matured since he has gotten the help he needed and set his life on a better path.

As someone who has had their life affected by mental health in various ways, I really liked seeing B-Marsh do this. It's not taking away from Breast Cancer Awareness, just adding Mental Health Awareness to the mix as well. To end the hurtful stigma surrounding many mental health issues it needs to be okay to discuss it on an every day basis as we do with things like breast cancer. In the future, I hope to see more "green" show up in pro sports to support this cause.
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Wow. RT @ChicagoBears: LM: #Bears QB Jay Cutler out at least 4 weeks with torn groin muscle. LB Lance Briggs out 6 weeks with small fracture


The Bears have just had awful, AWFUL, luck with injuries this year.
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Wow. RT @ChicagoBears: LM: #Bears QB Jay Cutler out at least 4 weeks with torn groin muscle. LB Lance Briggs out 6 weeks with small fracture


The Bears have just had awful, AWFUL, luck with injuries this year.


man, that's too bad. my hate for the bears is pretty much equal for the Packers, but i really love Marc Trestman. Cutler had looked really good I thought this season, and may be playing for his extension in Chicago. Really too bad.
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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000267507/article/jay-cutler-might-be-in-last-season-with-chicago-bears

could the Bears move on from Cutler?
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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000267507/article/jay-cutler-might-be-in-last-season-with-chicago-bears

could the Bears move on from Cutler?


No way. He's erratic, but could be one of a handfull of QB to lead a team to a Superbowl on a good run. Like Romo, Favre, etc.
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He has health questions and Trestman may want his own guy.

That being said, Cutler has the 8th highest total QBR this year. It would be hard for them to move on from him.
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He has health questions and Trestman may want his own guy.

That being said, Cutler has the 8th highest total QBR this year. It would be hard for them to move on from him.


It would be foolish to move on from Cutler next year without a replacement in mind. Where the Bears will be drafting, it would be hard to count on getting a QB who can step in right away.

The franchise tag may be the best option for the Bears if they question Cutler as a long-term starter.
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USC, seeking a replacement for fired coach Lane Kiffin, has already interviewed former Bears coach Lovie Smith for the position, according to a league source.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jason-la-canfora/24181337/usc-interviews-former-bears-coach-lovie-smith-for-head-coaching-job
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No Cutler or Briggs for Sunday, and Forte is in question

https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/status/405064096829030400
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When Bears G.M. Phil Emery recently pointed to the “unique challenges” of using the salary cap on quarterback Jay Cutler, Emery didn’t elaborate on the root of the problem. While Emery bemoaned the fact that the franchise tender, expected to be in the range of $16 million in 2014, can’t be spread over multiple years, he sidestepped the reality that the magnitude of the tag provides the starting point for a long-term deal.

If Cutler knows he can make $16 million for 2014, how much would he want on a three-year deal? Given that the tag for Cutler would increase, per the CBA, by 20 percent in 2015 ($19.2 million) and by 44 percent in 2016 ($27.6 million), Cutler would earn $62.8 million over three years under the franchise tag.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/05/franchise-tag-for-cutler-creates-potential-mess-for-bears/
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When Bears G.M. Phil Emery recently pointed to the “unique challenges” of using the salary cap on quarterback Jay Cutler, Emery didn’t elaborate on the root of the problem. While Emery bemoaned the fact that the franchise tender, expected to be in the range of $16 million in 2014, can’t be spread over multiple years, he sidestepped the reality that the magnitude of the tag provides the starting point for a long-term deal.

If Cutler knows he can make $16 million for 2014, how much would he want on a three-year deal? Given that the tag for Cutler would increase, per the CBA, by 20 percent in 2015 ($19.2 million) and by 44 percent in 2016 ($27.6 million), Cutler would earn $62.8 million over three years under the franchise tag.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/05/franchise-tag-for-cutler-creates-potential-mess-for-bears/


That would be an insane amount of money and cap space to devote to Jay Cutler.

I think there'll be an increasing "income inequality" to the NFL QB situation: those who pass the threshold as legitimate threats to win the Super Bowl in any given year (from obvious elite QBs down to borderline cases like Flacco) will be paid NBA-style contracts that take up 20% or more of the team's resources, while solid starters who can't promise much in the way of future improvement will have their salaries undercut by rookies and journeymen.

Signing a QB for $20M+ per year is dangerous team planning in the concussion era, where you could lose a year for an injury (like the Rodgersless Packers) and have nothing much to back it up with. It's only worth it if you're a preseason contender every year that QB is healthy (or the QB is still improving and can be projected as a future elite talent, like Stafford maybe with his extension).

If I'm the Bears and I can have Josh McCown vs another journeyman vs a rookie at QB, while spending $20M on 2 or 3 prime FAs on defense, or else have Jay Cutler and a defense that's full of holes, it's goodbye Jay time. Cutler's very good, but he's not good enough to win without a strong supporting cast. If keeping Cutler will prevent them keeping the rest of the team competitive enough that it's worth keeping him in the first place, they're better off moving on.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bears signed QB Jay Cutler to a 7-year contract.

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what are we doing here, capologist dudes? spreading money out for a lesser cap hit per year?
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