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@monomach Like I have said YOU are misinformed. Not in regard to the CURRENT CBA but more in regard to Brian De la Puenta. Allow me to spell it out HE WAS AN SIGNED BY THE 49ERS IN 2008 AS AN UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT. He went to the Chiefs, panthers and SeaHawks ALL were as a PLAYER ON THEIR PRACTICE SQUADS. He was CLAIMED ON WAIVERS by the Saints and assigned to their PRACTICE SQUAD. He played a couple of games when Olin got hurt he then became a starter, the n Olin left and retired. HE WAS NEVER DRAFTED. He's been in the LEAGUE since 2008 and has played in 32 games STARTING 28. IFHE IS TENDERED WITH A 1ST ROUND PICK BY ANYBODY IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME AN UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT OUT OF COLLEGE WAS EVER TENDERED WITH THAT TAG.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Chicago Bears Free Agency Target: Brian de la Puente Should Be Top Priority
@monomach No it isn't. And why don't you read my wife teaches remedial English. That is exactly what I said that the NFL decides the picks not the team. And Brian De la Puenta was an UNDRAFTED Free Agent, and picked up on WAIVERS by the Saints. They, the Saints will not TAG him. I live in Naw'Leans.
@monomach Dude he was an Undrafted Freebie signed originally by the 49ers he was assigned to the Practice squad of the Panthers, Chiefs, Seahawks twice and the Saints. He took over the role of center after Olin Kruetz got hurt and became a starter and then Olin retired and left. Besides the NFL decides draft choices for restricted free agents not the teams my guess is not a first rounder but more likely a third.
No they shouldn't cut Pep. Emery should however restructure his contract so the Cap hit isn't that bad. Which brings us to McClellin, you and I have been through this before. Now a I have stated he is a stand-up who would fit well in any 3-4 defensive scheme; his athletic ability doesn't allow him to shed blockers that run at him. And this past year he was a situational pass rusher and had NO IMPACT as I said. When he was sent back in coverage he was ineffective. Either make him an LB or use his physical ability and turn him into a Tight End.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Chicago Bears Roster Cut Considerations: Julius Peppers
No I don't feel that Hester should be traded or cut. He still has talent and enough gas left in his tank to take care of business. How he was utilized last year has been reflective of the b.s schemes used by Martz and Tice, Devin's lack of talent. The wide receiver screens were ill-conceived and poorly executed both last year and under Martz. Hes also has put too much effort into trying to make something happen. He always was best at shooting the gap and making them miss.I feel the change of the coaching staff will be to his benefit.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Chicago Bears Roster Cut Considerations: Devin Hester
Good read Brett. But I have been saying this about Garza since he was installed at Center after Olin left. They have Edwin Williams who is a backup and hasn't been used at the position to determine if he is viable. Spencer was grabbed initially as to replace Garza, but he didn't know the Offense at the time. As for De La Puenta I;m all for it. They should have grabbed one last year. We can only hope that Tretman's coaching staff see what we all know.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Chicago Bears Free Agency Target: Brian de la Puente Should Be Top Priority
Inn full agreement Joe which is unusuall considering your many adjuct and idiotic dispensations.
I actually felt that with the PAT penalty called on the Seattle D that given Fox's previous history he would opt
to go for the 2pt conversion, I was surprised when he didn't. In fact I told the wife that the Dirty irds desevered to
lose. I was amazed at Matty Ice's resilience in the face of pressure and added stress in those final seconds, with which he moved his team downfield to scoring position.
4 months ago on It's time for teams to hire game managers | National Football Post
@wiguyinmn You totally missed the point. These are my last words on Chip Kelly . I stand corrected the Eagles not KC are talking with him. His record my friend is 47-5 with the Oregon Ducks and he doesn't use TRICK plays or GIMMICKS. Know your subject matter before you spin.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Phil Emery begins wide search to find next Bears coach | National Football Post
Really have you been fobllowing him? What do you actually know of him? He's been in the forefront for the past few years now. He's very innovative on OFFENSE. Oh and it isn't gimmicks as you stated. That's why many NFL teams are considering him. Whether or not Emery goes after him it's irrelevant. The ears need an Offensive Head Coach and if anyone thinks for one minute that G..'s Clement calls the plays they're saddly mistaken it's in McCarthy's hands.
If they don't get an OFFENSIVE-MINDED COACH they will always be, "also-rans." Why hasn't Chip Kelly's name been thrown into the mix, or Hal Hunter for that matter? And if you're gonna go after a Special Teams Coach. Why leave your own out of the mix? Don't get me wrong I back Phil Emery and expect his best judgement. But why go after Clements on the packers? Is he some great QB guru that can get the greatness out of Jay? I don't think so.
Everyone in the League holds "Chip Kelly" in the highest of regards as one of the Brightest and upcoming Offense-Head Coaches in tthe GAME today for his innovative designed plays on OFFENSE. For that vreaso he is considered in the running for several of the current head coaching vacancies in Arizonz, Kansas City and Philadelphia. Bears need an Offensive-Minded Head Coach to challenge Jay. Mark my words. "If an OFFENSIVE-MINDED HEAD IS NOT ROUGHT IN this year, they will continue to decline in the coming years."
Laughable completely laughable. Like Pep never ever did that, or Dent. Give me a break. Shea will be a backup and get limited reps this, most likely will be onSpecial teams this year as well. They have been working him out on Coach Toub's squad. It's all up to Shea from here until the end of cammp he has to show something more than just a bull rush or dropping back in coverage and slapping down a pass. He was drfted to be a disruptive influence off the edge. Now we're finding that he's getting smothered by our mediocre O-Line, getting manhandled by an Un-Drafted-Free-Agent rookie and only the last two practices has finally showed some substance.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Chicago Bears training camp notes: Day Five Wrap | August
He has proven over the coarse of the last 3 years he can't cover anyone. What make anyone think that will change?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Chicago Bears Training Camp Notes: Shea McClellin has best practice of training camp | August
NO emphatically no that isn't what I'm saying. First my hat is off to Nick Roach for calling the D. What I have stated is: "HE STRUGGLES WHEN IN COVERAGE AND CONSISTANTLY GETS BEAT, therefore he can't cover a caesar salad much less anybody." Furthermore he would be a backup with any other team in the NFL save the bottom 16. He is only adequate not elite. He lacks the hieght and speed to be a MLB in the NFL.
Hey there Brett!
I'm disappointed. Really Nick Roach is the best we can do as a backup for #54. Give me a break! Roach has troible covering a "Caesar Salad" muchless calling to defence signals. Clearly, there has to be somene to develop beyond Nick Roach.
Yes I do remember what you said forgive me but I was not putting any words in your mouth . As I recall the only one besides Emery was Greg Gabriel...of which I said I had to wait until the pads come on. Still in all from what you saw and what I saw we were seeing the McClellin and both said had many questions coming into camp. As it is right now if his confidence is shaken he may wind up on the practice squad.
I thought he might make a really good OLB, but after readying Jeremy's take on Day 5 camp in the Bear Report I don't believe that's a viable option. I know there's a lot more camp left, God forbid he washes out.
So what happens now if McClellin doesn't have what it takes to make the jump to the Pro's?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Rookie Shea McClellin has a ways to go | July
Brett, I vaguely remember what said about Shea when he was drafted; I wonder(?} do you recall my questions about his selection during the Draft (by Emery)? Or my conversation in National Football Post with Greg Gabriel? And mind you there hasn't even been a Pre-Season Game played yet, so I don't know if too much can be placed on what's happened thus far. Yet if Shea is playing with his head instead of his heart he most assuredly has a problem.I hope that you or Jeremy can post some video of Shea's practice as well as Tackle James Brown. Don't play like you're picking on Shea either. you were all for him during and after the Draft.
I tweetd @QB_Killa everyday for week after it came out that the filmmaker for tehir (the Saints') Documentary releasedthe audio tape tothe NFL. Everytime he would start his rant on twitter I would tweet him calling him a loudmouthed LIAR... until he finally tweeted me back with "You called me a what? #smmfh.. this guy is paid by the NFL and what said on air was slanderous and rude, he demeaned jeremy Shockey and ALL NFL fans by what he said and should not be on the NFL Network. I would love to see him in a cage match with Shockey. BTW I am NOT a fan of Shockey's. WARREN SAPP IS AN IDIOT.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Warren Sapp says he straightened things out with Jeremy Shockey | National Football Post
I do understand and did read that in your article. I'm concerned that he'll be a BUST every bit like others. We get Corey Wooton who can't stay healthy, Who was it last year during Pre-Season ? Bell I thinkhe was a beasxt off the edge instead they get rid of him. I 'm sick of it.
Sure Shea has some tricks and uses his hands well. He just can't seem to raise the over his head to knock a pass down. Maybe that don't mean anything hell he's supposed to sack him anyway, rght?
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Analyzing the tape Shea McClellin | June
Sorry Brett but watching highlights aren'tgood enough. I have have watched two full games of Shea and both are disappointing. In his game against Virginia Tech he isn't seen in third quarter, same with ASU. He will be a situational pass rusher at best and he will be moved around by Coach Marinelli. In fact Greg Gabriel doesn't list him among the Draftees that will make an impact.
I agree with you on Andrew Luck, felt all a long he was the better QB and should have won the Heisman. Well I guess that's an afterthought. It does seem as though the QB pool for the Draft Class of '13 is "rock bottom?" I wonder if it the fact colleges over recruited the position or if the talent field had dwindled that dramatically?
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