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NFCNORTHBEAR


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Bears cut ties with Mike Brown Reply with quote

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/1430703,CST-SPT-bear14.article

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BY BRAD BIGGS bbiggs@suntimes.com

Mike Brown, the heart and soul of the Bears for the last nine seasons, was informed Friday that the team will not make him a contract offer.

Injuries knocked Brown out of 43 games from 2004 through 2007, and the decision comes as no surprise after general manager Jerry Angelo admitted he was ready to move on without Brown a year ago. The Bears must find at least one safety in free agency or the draft.


Bears fans saw this coming a mile away. Good luck Brown, I just wish you would've retired a Bear. Not really liking this move by Angelo just for that reason, but hey you know what they say "nothing personal just business".
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brown used to be a very good player before injuries derailed his career. He is a strong vocal leader who is essential to the team in a locker room. Although he is of old age, he certainly can be useful to any team and need of a safety. However, he comes with many risks. But, I certainly wouldn't mind his veteran leadership. Some other team should give him a full-fledged oportunity.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There goes one of my all-time favorite players Sad

We'll miss ya Brownie
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Brown would have been talked about as one of the best safeties in the game if only he wasn't made of glass. I always said there was a huge difference between the Bears defense when Brown is in, or Brown is out. I also used to make the argument that Mike Brown was more important to the Bears defense than Brian Urlacher. Unfortunately, that was before the injuries, and probably age, took their toll on him. I believe the statistic, previously to this season, was that since 2004 the Bears had not lost a game that Mike Brown started. That's impressive.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad to hear it. Whenever I thought of the Bears D, Brown's name always came up first.

The Hawks will take a look at him in FA.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seacards12 wrote:
Sad to hear it. Whenever I thought of the Bears D, Brown's name always came up first.

The Hawks will take a look at him in FA.


Urlacher? Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
seacards12 wrote:
Sad to hear it. Whenever I thought of the Bears D, Brown's name always came up first.

The Hawks will take a look at him in FA.


Urlacher? Confused


Seeing as how Urlacher is still under contract, and Brown's now a free agent, and we're talking about Brown, I'd say he's referring to Brown.

But that's just the sense I get.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GBPACKMAN4LIFE wrote:
JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
seacards12 wrote:
Sad to hear it. Whenever I thought of the Bears D, Brown's name always came up first.

The Hawks will take a look at him in FA.


Urlacher? Confused


Seeing as how Urlacher is still under contract, and Brown's now a free agent, and we're talking about Brown, I'd say he's referring to Brown.

But that's just the sense I get.


I know who he was reffering to, I read the post. He said "Whenever he thought of the Bears D, Brown's name came up first" And I basically said, what about Urlacher.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even thought he was having a solid season for the Bears, he should probably should consider retirement. He hasn't been healthy the last 5 years, and I think his health and body should be more important to him, then Football.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eagles $5$ wrote:
Even thought he was having a solid season for the Bears, he should probably should consider retirement. He hasn't been healthy the last 5 years, and I think his health and body should be more important to him, then Football.

He'd be a great Secondary coach for the Bears if and when he retires.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChiSportsFan wrote:
Eagles $5$ wrote:
Even thought he was having a solid season for the Bears, he should probably should consider retirement. He hasn't been healthy the last 5 years, and I think his health and body should be more important to him, then Football.

He'd be a great Secondary coach for the Bears if and when he retires.

We could only hope. His knowledge at the position is priceless & would go a long ways for us or anybody as a DB coach.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the fact that ther is no longer much of a distinction between FS and SS in the Tampa 2, Mike Brown will almost certainly be on the Vikings list for potential short term safeties.

Even though he was and always will be a Bear, I've always liked Mike Brown and liked seeing him succeed. It's just too bad his injuries held him back from being a consistent top tier safety year in, year out.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than the injuries I always thought he was the perfect Safety for the Bears.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

footy_29 wrote:
Other than the injuries I always thought he was the perfect Safety for the Bears.


He was the perfect safety for alot of teams.
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