Irish_Sweetness Where's Roy? You okay, Roy?
Irish_Sweetness Nobody drafted a guard between our 1st and 2nd picks.. So how do we feel about this? #1 Travis Frederick C #2 K-Lo G # 4 Khaseem Greene OLB # 5 Swope # 6 Washington DE #7 Who cares? #7 Who cares?
04/28/2013 - 3:08pm Respond
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There is no way long would have been there for our 2nd pick. If im choosing between Travis Frederick and Long i'd take Long.
04/28/2013 - 3:34pm
What's the point of asking this? (As I believe you once said) If my Aunt had balls she'd be my Uncle. We have who we have, concentrate on that.
Every team (or its fans) can look back after the fact and wonder about what-if, but it's pointless. Could Emery have waited to pick #50 to get Long? Who knows, and who cares? He didn't want to risk it -- that's how much they liked him. Would Swope have fit the team better than Mills? Clearly Emery and Trestman didn't think so. Regardless, it doesn't matter now -- unless you have a time machine. Or unless you care more about chewing out and grousing about Emery than you do about the current team. Just let it go.
Anyway, having said all that, hope you're doing well, Irish. Bear down, buddy!
04/28/2013 - 3:39pm
If my aunty had balls ... touche. But a girl can dream. HAd we traded out of the first we could still have had Warford and Schwenke though .....
04/29/2013 - 4:55am
Might be true, but it takes 2 to tango. Supposedly they fielded offers to trade down, but Emery said none were of enough value. Sometimes you're just in a spot nobody wants badly enough to give you equal or better compensation for it. It's easy to criticize what we see as failure to get maximum value out of a pick, but generally that just isn't possible -- GMs just try to help improve the team as a whole the best they can in the face of almost total uncertainty (31 other teams acting according to their own valuations).
When teams love a certain player, they generally don't get too cute with dancing around with trades down -- it's too easy to get egg on your face, and worse lose out on a player you really wanted and could have had. It's one thing to question whether Emery put too much faith into indicators of potential for a particular player, but nitpicking over "reach" picks falls squarely in meatball fan territory (BTW I'm not saying you are). Every team (even supposed gold standard drafting ones like NE, BAL, PIT, NYG, etc) makes so-called "reach" picks -- all it takes is 1) a prospect with limited bonafides, and 2) a team with a lot of confidence in their scouting that really believes that player's got what it takes.
04/30/2013 - 12:43am
Irish_Sweetness Where's our Center Phil?
04/28/2013 - 6:15am Respond
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LONG HAS BEEN SNAPPING THE BALL. Center is easy.
04/28/2013 - 8:38am
Hell, Patrick Manelly could be the back up.
04/28/2013 - 8:39am
Edwin Williams is our backup center.
04/28/2013 - 9:09am
I'd prefer he was our starter over Robocrap Garza.
04/28/2013 - 2:03pm
I'd like to know if Slauson can move over to center. That way we could do: Bushrod/Long/Slauson/Carimi/Webb, which I think is our best five guys.
04/28/2013 - 4:46pm
Then have Britton and Brown as backup guards, Williams as a backup center, and Scott as swing tackle.
04/28/2013 - 4:47pm
Irish_Sweetness Ogletree played some safety so looks the safer bet if he's there. I hope we draft Tyler Wilson somewhere.
04/13/2013 - 7:05am Respond
You're right. But I think Manti will be productive at the end of the day. Ogletree or Teo is fine with me, you won't see me bashing the Bears if he were the 1st rd pick, no behavioral issues but fans being more willing to take a player with a criminal background is just dumb.
04/14/2013 - 5:06pm
Irish_Sweetness Good to see you're alive Roy!
Irish_Sweetness Bears have been trimmed to +5.5 but still a great bet at 10/11. 2-1 for the victory straight up.
Irish_Sweetness Yo Roy, the staccato on your podcast sounds like a memory issue. You've got a lot of things running at the same time and your system's RAM (CPU memory) is too small to handle the load. Find out what kind of motherboard you have is and buy some more RAM. Peace.
Gravis I was wrong about that CB. The one with 21 passes broken up was our 6th round pick, Isaiah Frey. HE is the ball-hawk I was talking about. Kid's ridiculous.
Irish_Sweetness I think CW gets a hard time. He's a big tackle playing guard - I never understood that - he can't get the leverage! Once upon a time he could block NFL sack leader Jared Allen one-on-one. It took Webb and TEs to do the same thind. CW is jhands down a better pass protector than Webb.
04/14/2012 - 10:29am Respond
Did you watch the rest of the games that he started? He's worse than Webb, although not by much.
04/14/2012 - 11:36am
I just broke down that game again yesterday (Bears vs Vikings Wk 16 2009). Williams does look more natural at tackle than he does at guard. Off of the top of my head w/o reviewing my notes, he did well at times and then gave up key sacks at other times. He can stop Allen's bullrush (doesn't have much of one), but he struggled against his quickness resorting to holding him on several occasions, though he was only called for one if I recall correctly. He still gives up penetration in both the passing game against strong rushers, but more so in short yardage running situations.
I haven't broken down Webb again recently so I can't confidently speak to as which one would be better at this time.
04/14/2012 - 2:39pm
Good call. So what about Gabe at LT, and we put Lance back in at RT?
04/16/2012 - 11:51pm
Irish_Sweetness I think we draft Donta, we draft our DE in the 2nd, and Izzy moves back inside. Emery pulls a rabbit out of his ass drafting a corner and a WR in the 3rd and 4th. He gets a tackle for depth in the 5th, and a running back in the 6th. He finds our future starting center in the 7th.