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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:57 pm    Post subject: Bears sign OG/C Andre Gurode;Release DT Okoye Reply with quote

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#Bears announce signing of veteran C/G Andre Gurode and waiving of DT Amobi Okoye.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given where we are in the year, and all other things considered, this is a good signing.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okoye has been passed by Collins who is younger, healthier and better at this point.

Gurode showed last season he can play a little, but my guess is that this is an emergency move in case Carimi or Edwin struggle.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope Okoye finds a new team soon, good luck to him. But this was a move that needed to be made, before this we had one healthy guard so glad we brought Gurode in.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WindyCity wrote:
Okoye has been passed by Collins who is younger, healthier and better at this point.

Gurode showed last season he can play a little, but my guess is that this is an emergency move in case Carimi or Edwin struggle.


If Gurode gets up to speed he will probably start if Spencer cant go.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't he pretty good with the Cowboys? I know he's declined a lot, but he could provide a boost.
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Wasn't he pretty good with the Cowboys? I know he's declined a lot, but he could provide a boost.

I dunno... It's week 13 and he is still on the street, and there are a lot of teams with bad OL out there. I'm going to read into that quite a bit.

I'd rather see Carimi start personally with Gurode as the worst case scenario option he was brought in as. Carimi may well be the future for us at one of our OG spots. Gurode isn't.
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CBears019 wrote:
Wasn't he pretty good with the Cowboys? I know he's declined a lot, but he could provide a boost.

I dunno... It's week 13 and he is still on the street, and there are a lot of teams with bad OL out there. I'm going to read into that quite a bit.

I'd rather see Carimi start personally with Gurode as the worst case scenario option he was brought in as. Carimi may well be the future for us at one of our OG spots. Gurode isn't.


Agreed, lets see if we can salvage Carimi.

He was pretty good with 0 reps I will assume there will be improvement with a week of practice and film.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was just a matter of time. Especially with the extent of Spencers injury unknown. Gurode never seemed to fit in with the Ravens, playing though injuries, after reading a few articles on him he seems to really relish this opporunity. Here's to him being a pleasant surprise in Chicago... Pray
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Gurode probably can't play much at all anymore, probably won't be active on gameday either, but at least he comes with some credentials. Maybe the younger guys can learn a thing or two from him.

This is also a sign that James Brown is not ready to go, as much as people want to hope he's the line's savior.
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IronMike84 wrote:
Gurode probably can't play much at all anymore, probably won't be active on gameday either, but at least he comes with some credentials. Maybe the younger guys can learn a thing or two from him.

This is also a sign that James Brown is not ready to go, as much as people want to hope he's the line's savior.

I really think regardless of James Browns' maturity, we were going to bring in a vet anyways... Losing both starting Guards on an already weak OL is definitely cause for concern.
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pigsooie5 wrote:
IronMike84 wrote:
Gurode probably can't play much at all anymore, probably won't be active on gameday either, but at least he comes with some credentials. Maybe the younger guys can learn a thing or two from him.

This is also a sign that James Brown is not ready to go, as much as people want to hope he's the line's savior.

I really think regardless of James Browns' maturity, we were going to bring in a vet anyways... Losing both starting Guards on an already weak OL is definitely cause for concern.
We lost both our starting OGs and our primary backup. We really just need a body at this point.
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pigsooie5 wrote:
IronMike84 wrote:
Gurode probably can't play much at all anymore, probably won't be active on gameday either, but at least he comes with some credentials. Maybe the younger guys can learn a thing or two from him.

This is also a sign that James Brown is not ready to go, as much as people want to hope he's the line's savior.

I really think regardless of James Browns' maturity, we were going to bring in a vet anyways... Losing both starting Guards on an already weak OL is definitely cause for concern.


Wait, you guys were all serious about the #TeamJamesBrown thing??? Laughing Laughing Laughing

They were never going to staart him, this isnt a practice season for us where just test out some of the young guys, they needed a vet.
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AZBearsFan wrote:
CBears019 wrote:
Wasn't he pretty good with the Cowboys? I know he's declined a lot, but he could provide a boost.

I dunno... It's week 13 and he is still on the street, and there are a lot of teams with bad OL out there. I'm going to read into that quite a bit. Don't read too much. I am assuming signing a ten yr vet will cost more than an equivalent young guy just because the ten vet min is higher than the young guy min. And teams are not going to sign the latter if there is any choice also because they are looking to the future. It also sounds like there are injury concerns as well. If he is out of the league primarily because of that then maybe he has healed up some in the last couple of months. Unlikely perhaps but not impossible.

I'd rather see Carimi start personally with Gurode as the worst case scenario option he was brought in as. Carimi may well be the future for us at one of our OG spots. Gurode isn't.
There isn't any doubt that Carimi will start and never has been. Gurode won't even suit up for a couple of weeks, and then only because the emergency hasn't gotten any better.
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If Angelo was here he would of signed C Williams back.
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