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Sr7252


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject: Henry Melton Reply with quote

It's cool if you lock this AZ as it may be a useless thread.

But shouldn't the Bears start sweating about Melton? Did we give him an extension yet? He has gone on record as saying he's the best DT in the league.

If we let him go into free agency, he'll certainly be picked up.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's under contract thru 2013, so they'll likely get something done this offseason based on previous history of how the team handles extensions. His payday is coming, he knows it, we know it, and I'm sure the FO knows it as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be a good idea to try to lock him up this offseason. If he has a monster season next year, it's only going to drive his price tag higher.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IronMike84 wrote:
It might be a good idea to try to lock him up this offseason. If he has a monster season next year, it's only going to drive his price tag higher.


He's good, but does anyone else think he might struggle elsewhere? I mean, after all, Amobi Okoye looked good under Marinelli, too.

The Bears have always been good to players loyal to them. That's why they'll take care of Urlacher this off-season, even if he becomes involved with the organization off the field. They showed a couple shots of him on the sideline vs Arizona, and he was still involved with the defense, even though not suited up. He'd make a hell of a linebackers coach.

To be honest, if Melton were smart, he'd stay in Chicago for less. Sure, he could be like Mario Williams and run off for big money, but he seems like a more intelligent guy who would be interested in keeping the core of this DL together.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superman(DH23) wrote:
He's under contract thru 2013, so they'll likely get something done this offseason based on previous history of how the team handles extensions. His payday is coming, he knows it, we know it, and I'm sure the FO knows it as well.


Melton is a free agent this offseason.

Melton will resign in the next month or be franchise tagged.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/chicago-bears/henry-melton/
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So by way of the Amobi comment, can we say that Marinelli is a defensive guru then?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superman(DH23) wrote:
He's under contract thru 2013, so they'll likely get something done this offseason based on previous history of how the team handles extensions. His payday is coming, he knows it, we know it, and I'm sure the FO knows it as well.


Yeah he is an FA after this season...not next...

I'm not too concerned about the situation...Melton has stated he wants to be here and given how important the position is I don't see any way he leaves wither it be that he is signed to a long term contract or tagged.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sr7252 wrote:
So by way of the Amobi comment, can we say that Marinelli is a defensive guru then?


I think he's one of the best active DC's in the league right now, but I would not want him to be the head coach of this team. It would be a huge loss if our new head coach were to let him go and bring in his own DC.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sr7252 wrote:
So by way of the Amobi comment, can we say that Marinelli is a defensive guru then?


Forget Amobi...during the Arizona game John Lynch said he feels Marinelli is the best assistant coach in the game.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madmike90 wrote:
Sr7252 wrote:
So by way of the Amobi comment, can we say that Marinelli is a defensive guru then?


Forget Amobi...during the Arizona game John Lynch said he feels Marinelli is the best assistant coach in the game.

You could clearly tell Lynch's bias towards this defensive scheme though. He was constantly making side notes and talking up Marinelli/Lovies style. If only we had a center fielder back there like the good Ol' John Lynch.. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chisoxguy7 wrote:
IronMike84 wrote:
It might be a good idea to try to lock him up this offseason. If he has a monster season next year, it's only going to drive his price tag higher.


He's good, but does anyone else think he might struggle elsewhere?
No.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bearsaddict wrote:
chisoxguy7 wrote:
IronMike84 wrote:
It might be a good idea to try to lock him up this offseason. If he has a monster season next year, it's only going to drive his price tag higher.


He's good, but does anyone else think he might struggle elsewhere?
No.


Well he's not built to play in a 3-4 so mark any teams who run that type of D of the list of potential suitors. He's also kind of limited to a one-gap type 4-3 defense. He's still not great in run support so keep that in mind.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

topwop1 wrote:
bearsaddict wrote:
chisoxguy7 wrote:
IronMike84 wrote:
It might be a good idea to try to lock him up this offseason. If he has a monster season next year, it's only going to drive his price tag higher.


He's good, but does anyone else think he might struggle elsewhere?
No.


Well he's not built to play in a 3-4 so mark any teams who run that type of D of the list of potential suitors. He's also kind of limited to a one-gap type 4-3 defense. He's still not great in run support so keep that in mind.
He has the quickest first step of any DT in the league, bar none. He has become an excellent run defender as well as a premier pass rusher. He could succeed in any scheme. He would be every bit as deadly in a 1-gap 3-4 as he is in our scheme.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

topwop1 wrote:
bearsaddict wrote:
chisoxguy7 wrote:
IronMike84 wrote:
It might be a good idea to try to lock him up this offseason. If he has a monster season next year, it's only going to drive his price tag higher.


He's good, but does anyone else think he might struggle elsewhere?
No.


Well he's not built to play in a 3-4 so mark any teams who run that type of D of the list of potential suitors. He's also kind of limited to a one-gap type 4-3 defense. He's still not great in run support so keep that in mind.
He's not built for a 2 gap. He's perfect for a 1 gap.
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