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  1. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    Not if all three turn out to be good...
  2. NFC North 2018 Thread

    You're right--unless the Bears force one of them out. We'll see. Not to change the subject, but saw the Lions highlights a little bit ago, read the stat lines. It WAS a close game this week, against a team I think most of us would probably label as at least "fairly good", but...do the Lions have some problems? Are they not as good as I supposed they were?
  3. NFC North 2018 Thread

    Cool. Makes sense. Didn't know you used to do that.
  4. NFC North 2018 Thread

    Oh. I don't understand. Are you related to him, or something?
  5. NFC North 2018 Thread

    They did get incredibly lucky at the end of both games, to be sure. The good thing is that sort of luck rarely lasts for long in the NFL. I wasn't keeping track, but it seemed there were plenty of bad calls to be had for both teams. One thing's for sure--Matthews should have been double flagged and ejected for arguing that roughing call like he did...
  6. NFC North 2018 Thread

    LOL. I don't know that I'd go that far. What McCarthy did was indefensible, though. Did you notice he was wearing a fairly heavy coat, too? Sweating his *** off in eighty degree weather?
  7. NFC North 2018 Thread

    Wow. McCarthy literally lost the game for them today. In kind of a stupefying way, to boot. If I was a Packers fan I'm pretty sure I'd be close to breaking stuff...
  8. NFC North 2018 Thread

    I don't see how they could be certain he couldn't further damage the knee--even though the Pack hasn't been very forthcoming about the injury, there is most likely some sort of sprain involved, and sprains are often partial tears. Also, if he's far less mobile, then he should be kept as far away from the Vikings defense as possible.
  9. NFC North 2018 Thread

    Packers fans best hope that means he's the backup. The Vikings defense will eat him alive otherwise. Hell, the Bears probably would have last week had they schemed things better. Looks like I may not be switching between games as much as I thought I would...
  10. NFC North 2018 Thread

    Just wondering...anybody else coming up empty on other "day-to-day" knee injuries in the past? Also, I have yet to fire up any football media, but if the Packers actually play Rodgers today, everyone involved in that decision is making a horrible mistake. Another question--was the Lions' performance last week an aberration, or an omen?
  11. I think it's fairly unlikely he dies from smoking weed. He's still an idiot, though...
  12. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    Whoa! Slow your roll there, @AZBearsFan! Trubisky made a few absolutely impressive throws in that first half last Sunday night. That actually encouraged me that he may be further along in his development (while in a new system, to boot) than I anticipated. I also HIGHLY doubt that he'll end up being a below average quarterback. As much of the blame for Sunday's loss goes to the coaching staff as it does to Trubisky, that's pretty clear. I was simply pretending my estimations are all wrong, and going with what I supposed was the intended spirit of the thread, you know?
  13. What should the Bills do at QB?

    The guy just dissolves under real game pressure. It sounds like they're going with Allen, hope it doesn't ruin him. They also better look to replace Peterman altogether.
  14. Self Scouting the Coaching

    They've still got him on a "pitch count" though, don't they? Limiting his action until (most likely) after the bye?
  15. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    While I still think this is all basically true...I didn't really address the main question posed by @WindyCity, right there in the thread title, and I don't think most of the rest of us really have either. It's kind of become a 'IS Mitch the guy?' thread. But... What IF Mitch is NOT the guy? If any of you checked out the fun-filled Mack trade thread (the one in the news forum, not the one in this section), you probably saw @Pool and I having wonderful conversations with some level-headed, reasonable Packers fans (can't find the sarcasm font button, sorry) who maintained we're screwed because the Bears don't have those first round picks to replace Trubisky. As I was more interested in pointing out the Packers fans' childish buffoonery than exploring that topic even further (and thus derailing that thread even more), I didn't get into it. We might as well get into it now, as it's a fun topic to be hashed out, I think, and what better place to do it than here, where the folks are far more, ahem, reasonable... --Highly rated college quarterbacks will most likely fall in the next couple of drafts. Think about it. Which teams that really, really need a good young quarterback currently don't have one? And I'm not talking about teams who may have drafted wrong, I mean teams who aren't currently linked to a young guy that need one. I can come up with two--the Broncos and the Chargers. That's it. The Bucs may decide that Winston is too much of a meathead to keep around, the Giants may be publicly overstating how much longer they intend to go with Eli, the Texans may discover (to their horror) that DeShaun Watson really does turn out to be as injury prone as his detractors have always claimed he would be. None of those last three possibilities are even close to sure things. Odds are a very good young quarterback will fall to the second, or possibly third, round in the next couple of drafts. --Joe Flacco. I'm far from a Flacco fan. However he will be cut this off-season or next, and if he joined the Bears would most likely be surrounded with the best offensive talent of his career. He's also shown he can win big playoff games and the Super Bowl. --Nick Foles. Ahh, good ol' Mr. Foles. The highlight of one of those wonderful Packer fan conversations in the Mack thread. But, anyway,--hey! Foles can really play. When you sort of balance out his ups and downs, you pretty much come up with a league average quarterback, which is perfectly fine (and which, for the sake of this argument, is something I'm assuming Trubisky will NOT be). You can win a Super Bowl with a top 3 defense and a league average quarterback --One of the young guys the Steelers have. I've been fairly impressed with what we've seen from Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph thus far. Odds are, the Steelers won't be keeping both of them around for long, and/or would be more than willing to trade one of them away. Yeah, yeah, I know that sending away more picks would be brutal for the Bears, but we're kinda talking worse case scenario, right?... --Chase Daniel. Don't laugh. The guy is good, and has proven so many times. When he was brought back to New Orleans, many suspected Loomis and Payton had him pegged as Drew Brees' successor. He's also not that old. This possibility is not as far fetched as one might initially think. --Outliers. Johnny Manziel. Jameis Winston as a reclamation project. A backup who was never truly given a fair shot--C.J. Beatherd comes to mind. Thoughts?:
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