Since I can’t wrap my brain around the season right now, I’m posting a few blogs based on online coversation with some assorted pals; Ryan, Jim, Rob (from the blog Walker’s Point), Kenny (from Ask Dr. Kenny) and Matt from Belly Full of Hell). Here goes:
On The Poor WR Corp
Arms, Distance: I would have to support picking up Kurt Warner in one scenario — because Cards’ Anquan Boldin is not happy in Arizona either… if we’re willing to spend, we could pick up a QB/WR tandem that has PROVEN they’re effective together. That’s immediate offense.
- Warner-to-ONLY Boldin (with missing a few games): 89 Receptions, 86.5 yds/g, 11 tds, 10 20+ yds
- Warner-to-ONLY Fitzgerald: 96 Receptions, 89.4 yds/g, 12 tds, 20 20+yds
- Orton-to-Hester: 51Receptions, 44.3 yds/g, 3 tds, 9 20+yd Catches
Imagine Warner/Boldin production if Anquan is the primary receiver.
Matt: The Bears are where receivers go to die.
Kenny: Said Muhsin Muhammed. I think it’s funny he said that considering he led the league in drops that year.
Muhsin Muhammed: where quarterbacks go to see their passes dropped.
Not so fast Braylon Edwards.
A,D: True. Though, you know what really sucks… Moose had more catches than our leading receiver (Forte) for twice as many yards and 1 more TD.
K: Well if you consider that Forte is our running back, I’d say that’s sad on both accounts.
M: I agree.
A,D: Sad all around.
The Bear Market
A,D: So, what’s the #1 thing the Bears have to do in the offseason?
If you answered “Sign a coach who won one game in the last two years”, you and Lovie Smith are on the same page. What do y’all think they have to do to not be a huge fucking joke next season.
“Fire Lovie” is not an option, dude’s got plenty of money left on his contract extension that doesn’t run out until 2011.
K: Coaches have been fired before with years left remaining. But yeah, I don’t think they are going to fire him. If they were going to, they would have by now.
Actually, Marinelli becoming the defensive line coach is good. He was D-line for Tampa Bay for a decade. He was pretty good there. I think certain coaches are better at specializing on one category. This is his category. He’s just not an overall head coach. But then again, neither is Lovie.
Ryan: Ron Turner and Bob Babich need the axe but they won’t get cut
A,D: Some of the more advanced teams nowadays are doing something called “The Forward Pass”. It may revolutionize the game. This Sid Luckman character may be just the ticket.
M: Haha Knute and the forward pass