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#1 Epistaxis

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:58 AM

So the Bears went out and spent a ton of dough on Peppers, Taylor, and Manumaleuna.

No surprise, they needed help in a ton of areas.

Some of my random thoughts....

1) Peppers is better than any lineman the Bears had. Period. Whether he takes half a season off or just a few plays, he is a significant upgrade over anything they had.

2) The money. My thought is the same for this signing or any signing in any sport. Who cares? Every fan should wish his or her team conducted business like the New York Yankees, and any bitching is jealousy. We should all want our teams to fuction darn near non-profit status. You want the money in shareholder pockets or to go to talent on the field? Think about it.
It aint my money, I have no money and only devotion invested in the Chicago Bears, so if they spend all the McCaskey's money, I really don't care. Break the bank. Uncapped year. Go nuts. That argument is for the football retarded.

3) Peppers is on the downside. Probably. So what? See point 1)

4) Why Taylor? Simple. He fits Martz's system and is an upgrade over Forte.

5) Brandon M. is a blocking TE that again fits Martz and his system. Again, it is just money. Who cares?

6) The Bears are still hurting on the OL and in the defensive secondary, so unless any of these three can block (which I guess Brandon M. helps with) the Bears are better than they were before Friday, but still are not legit SB contenders until they address these areas. Also, I'm still not sure which WR is anything but a #3 at best on any other roster. A big problem in the Martz system.

S'all I got.

#2 Delhommey

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:03 PM

The only red flag about the Pep contract is the amount of guaranteed money he gets.

I'd worry about the 2007 Pep rearing his ugly head.

#3 Epistaxis

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:13 PM

Sure.

But again, I don't give a damn about money.

Perhaps this signing will put to bed the common and incorrect assumption by the football retarded regurgitators that the Bears are "cheap".

They haven't been for a very long time.

They have been stupid, and bad, but not cheap.

#4 JakeFlake

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:46 PM

I think a change of scenery can help him on and off the field. Epi, back me up on this, but he can probably go to anywhere in Chicago and the chances are far greater that he can have more privacy than he ever did here. Not EVERYONE in Chicago is going to know who he is.

#5 Epistaxis

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:08 PM

Hm.

Dunno.

Depends on where he goes, but yes, a large number of people won't know who he is, or care, but his size would attract attention until somebody figures it out.

Overall most stars in this town have been happy with the trappings that come with stardom, and being able to get lost in the large town anonymity if needed.

#6 JakeFlake

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:40 PM

Hm.

Dunno.

Depends on where he goes, but yes, a large number of people won't know who he is, or care, but his size would attract attention until somebody figures it out.

Overall most stars in this town have been happy with the trappings that come with stardom, and being able to get lost in the large town anonymity if needed.


That was what I was trying to say, but you put it far more eloquently than I.

#7 ChicagoBearfan

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:34 PM

I think they overpaid Peppers considering he does take plays off, and putting him on the same line with Tommie Harris, who does the same thing, can lead to trouble. Overpaying can also hurt the bears in the long run when a cap is reestablished. Lovie and Angelo did all this out of desperation; they know their jobs are on the line.

#8 dimbee

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 04:33 PM

Perhaps this signing will put to bed the common and incorrect assumption by the football retarded regurgitators that the Bears are "cheap".

They haven't been for a very long time..


I sent Adam Schefter a message on Twitter just after Gaines Adams' passing asking him whether he saw the Bears making a play for Pep since Wale would be a Free Agent and Gaines passed away.

His response (verbatim): "They won't spend the $."

I replied that heneeds to get with the Angelo/Lovie times and cast away his old Bears misconception...

His reply (verbatim): "We'll see :)"

I replied back on Friday with, "Are you ready to re-evaluate the Bears now?"

He has yet to reply back...

#9 Epistaxis

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:16 PM

I sent Adam Schefter a message on Twitter just after Gaines Adams' passing asking him whether he saw the Bears making a play for Pep since Wale would be a Free Agent and Gaines passed away.

His response (verbatim): "They won't spend the $."

I replied that heneeds to get with the Angelo/Lovie times and cast away his old Bears misconception...

His reply (verbatim): "We'll see :)"

I replied back on Friday with, "Are you ready to re-evaluate the Bears now?"

He has yet to reply back...


lol

Yeah, he's one of the worst when it comes to not doing any thinking and just repeating old, wrong news.

Typical ESPN dumbassery when it comes to anything outside of the greater NY, NJ, Conn, Phila area.

#10 thejimmy

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:37 PM

Pep was a good signing. He will help the Bears tremendously. We Panther fans are mainly bitter about him leaving and the way it went.

Personally, I despise free agency but I guess the bears felt they had no choice. No real picks in the important rounds. But as with any NFL team, it ain't gonna be Pep that makes this team great. It's on Cutler's shoulders and it always will be.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:48 PM

I honestly see no reason for Bears fans not to be excited. He'll be better than what they had and is a beast when he wants to be.

I'm genuinely curious to see how he does this year.


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