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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:35 PM

The Baffling Frustration that is the Bears

The Bears have traded up to draft... another qb
I don't think there is another team that is more inept at, not just drafting quarterbacks, but handling the position than the Bears
The Bears picked up Dalton. last year it was Foles. They made Trubinksi a top 5 pick.
Now, with two overpriced veterans on their roster (Floes and Dalton), the Bears will be spending a small fortune on another quarterback.
Last quarterback they drafted that turned out to be good was Mad Mac

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:40 PM

1. Rookie QB contracts are usually a good value.

The problem is that the Bears fully depreciate their asset before the contract is up.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:55 PM

2. That's the truth

The Bears offensive line is usually subpar
And, they can't stay with any qb longer than 2 years
Been that way for a long time

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:05 PM

3. I don't know what it is with the organization but it just doesn't do...

quarterbacks. MaMahon and Sid Luckman are the only two excellent QBs they've had. And Luckman played in the leather helmet/no facemasks days so you know it's been a while.

It's just not in the team's dna. Now linebackers...ya wanna talk linebackers? Then you can point to the Bears.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:49 PM

4. As a Giants fan...

...I have to root against the Bears this year. It'd be sweet if that 2022 1st Rounder was a top five pick.

Generally though, I have a soft spot for Da Bears.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:06 AM

5. I don't follow the Bears close enough to a have an opinion of their O-line; what's their deal?

Good enough or no, in your opinion?

I don't know how you can even evaluate a rookie QB, or get good play out of them, when their line is crap. Nobody's ever gonna ask me to run an NFL team, but I'd make sure I had a good OL before trading up to draft a QB.

But if their OL is solid, then maybe it's okay. Next year's QB class, according to some punditry, is looking to not be as deep at the high end, and Dalton certainly isn't a long term solution -- so taking the shot now could make sense in that way.

Sure the Bears' QB track record is against him, but it always will be... until it ceases to be. That can't last forever, right? Maybe the time is now.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:35 AM

6. The Bears OL problem is often the line is not great or its injury prone

It's part of my frustration with them. I'd like to see them pick a lineman with their first pick.
They didn't need to trade from 20-to-11 to get a qb.
They really needed to identify blocking OL and pick them
For all the complaints people had about Cutler, everything I read showed he had the least amount of time (average) than any other NFL qb when passing.
If you look at the Bears history (noted in an earlier response), they have drafted two great quarterbacks in the last 70 years. The rest were okay-to-mediocre.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 02:50 PM

7. I take back my earlier post. The Bears finally got a promising QB.

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Response to brush (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 06:23 PM

8. Hopefully not all of it

The Bears do know linebackers

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Response to rpannier (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:44 PM

9. Yes they do. Butkus IMO is one of the greatest ever.

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