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Everything posted by Epyon

  1. Bears sign Mike Davis

    I think we can get into the last 10 picks of the second round, by flipping our Oakland pick from next year... Though I was hoping to do that for Andy Isabella, personally...... Much like the move to get Trubisky, trading up for Sanders wouldn't be the move I'd make, but there's a reason Pace is a well respected scout /gm and I'd at least admire the commitment to/confidence in Sanders such a trade up would demonstrate.
  2. Bears sign Mike Davis

    On the topic of Sanders, apparently he was in town for a private meeting with the team 2-3 days ago... Posted a picture of himself landing at o-hare, then was apparently told to delete the post while meeting with the team (his second meeting with us, as we sat down with him at the combine too) , which he did delete from his page..for reference, apparently the exact same scenario happened with us /Anthony Miller last year in the pre-draft process (the posting on Instagram and deleting it by request) , and he's now the second confirmed RB we've flown in for an official 2nd meeting with.
  3. Bears sign Mike Davis

    I don't see either of those two as being "home run hitters", personally, though I've admittedly done very little scouting of Jacobs, as he'd have to do something pretty drastic to get into our draft range by all accounts. Sanders and Henderson I see at least some possibility of a trade up with next years oakland pick into the 2nd, or MAYBE teams realizing that this entire class is overrated and letting them fall where they belong, near where we draft. Sanders reminds me a ton of Forte from what I've been seeing.. He'll be glorious between the 20s, but he lacks the speed to get a long TD, and lacks the power to work in goal line. He's great at slowing himself down and making one dude miss in the open field.... but he's slowing down to make those moves often times, and it robs him of big play potential. Henderson, on the other hand, is hitting home runs all the time despite not being as fast as expected, simply because he's nearly invariably making his cuts at full speed, which is imo where he most resembles Tevin Coleman.
  4. Bears sign S Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix

    Just curious as to who you rate as the 11th....the new slot corner?
  5. Amos to Green Bay

    We just signed Dix to a one year deal
  6. 2019 Draft: Targets

    apparently Treyvon Williams is coming into town for his 2nd meeting with the Bears...... Third down back type, who's a willing pass blocker, but not exactly the dynamic type player that I'd prefer.
  7. Bears sign Cordarrelle Patterson

    unexpected and interesting.... but the dude is dumber than a box of rocks, and this is a fairly complex offense... I love it for a return man, but yikes on trying to get him to learn the play book.
  8. Free Agent Rumors

    GB also don't have anything to lose, Rodgers is getting old and potentially already declining.... Spend big on FAs and hope they can actually get a second ring out arguably the most talented qb in history before the window closes. Can't really blame them for trying.
  9. Free Agent Rumors

    I got a phone notification that we just Freed up 11m of cap by converting a bunch of macks money to a signing bonus.... Freeing up money for something/someone big? Any ideas or theories?
  10. Who are your Favorite players regardless of position?

    I've spent an inordinate amount of time watching WRs and RBs specifically looking for people I want my team to draft (Chicago) Right now my favorite WRs are: Andy Isabella via speed for days, ability to get open, and ability to get volume targets Terry Mclaurin via speed, ability, size to play outside, and st value Running backs are : Henderson home run potential, and one of the most aggressive North/South runners I've seen. Makes his cuts /moves at full speed, rather than slowing his momentum and giving defenses to time to adjust, which lets him catch defenses out of position and get big plays others wouldn't. Bryce Love home run potential..and like there's underdog/comeback hopes mixed in there too. Darwin Thompson I have a soft spot for undersized RBs who can play big. Loved when my team took Cohen, and I think Thompson had potential as late round scat back type. I've enjoyed but not in love with Montgomery, Sanders, and Hill as well for RBs....and think Pollard might be a draft steal too as a 3rd down back. Of that list Sanders is probably growing on me the most.. But I really want a home run threat, and Sanders reminds a bunch of Forte, where he's great between the 20s... But not explosive enough to hit the home run, not strong enough to punch it in.
  11. Bears sign Mike Davis

    Yeah I'm thinking he's more or less taking Cunningham/Mizzell's jobs in the offense, rather than Howard's.
  12. Bellamy on his way to NYJ

    So is McLaurin. Good size, great speed, great quickness, plays ST, team leader, high character, and likely to be a better pro than college player. I don't think he's going to be a #1 WR anytime soon, but for a late 3rd/late 4th round pick you'd be hard pressed to find better value on the board than a guy who can come in and do everything Bellamy was already doing, while also providing a deep threat and actually possessing the potential to contribute in the receiving game.
  13. Bellamy on his way to NYJ

    Clearing room for a McLaurin draft pick.... Better version of Bellamy anyhow.
  14. Bears sign Mike Davis

    If Howard gets moved I'd basically change any draft mocks to include a trade up to get a specific RB target somewhere around the mid-late 2nd round. I like Cunningham more than most, but he's a #2, as is imo this Davis guy.... and I think Cohen is more of a "1b" guy himself limited more by size/potential durability than talent. The wildcard is that guy on our practice squad, but he honestly underwhelmed me last preseason compared to my expectations.
  15. Bears sign Mike Davis

    Don't know much about him other than the stats I'm currently reading but seemingly he is the guy who Thanos snap's Mizzell from this roster as a RB that get receiving targets. Unsure if he's intended to be more than that, however.
  16. Bear Need More Explosive Plays On Offense

    If explosive plays are a requirement you can basically entirely write Montgomery off the RB board... And likely underline, highlight, and star Henderson.. The latter had the highest % of explosive plays in college last year if memory serves, and the former had exactly zero career tds from outside the red zone. Granted there where also massive differences in the blocking each received... But even so... Grading for explosivity really limits the options for this year's class.
  17. Who gets drafted higher/lower than expected?

    Running backs in general are going to be drafted much later than they are expected by many pundits I've seen, but honestly still far earlier than the majority of them should be, imo. For example, Miles Sanders had a good combine... and is probably in consideration as the #2-3 RB of the draft now... Projections are that he'll go in the 2nd after his combine, but I think he's still on the board in the early third, and think his actual value is a 4th. Montgomery and Henderson are also guys often projected a full round ahead of where they imo will be drafted, and a full 2 rounds ahead of where they'd be drafted if this RB class wasn't so underwhelming. As a fan of a team that needs RB talent (Chicago), I'm honestly pretty nervous we're going to end up forcing a pick and reaching on a guy, because I'm not sold on any of them atm. Moving on, WR is a position grouping where people are going to be WAY underdrafted this season, simply because there is pretty absurd depth at the position... Two in particular I'm high on are Andy Isabella and Terry McLaurin... both of whom are imo going to get drafted a full 1.5 rounds or more behind where they should be selected. Isabella I think eventually comes off the board mid-late 3rd (when he's worth a very late first, or first half of second rounder) and McLaurin I can see being available into the mid 4th, when he's got enough physical tools to be a consideration around the 2nd half of the 2nd round. My team doesn't even need receivers this year, and I'd still go out of my way to get both, in my ideal draft, just on value alone.
  18. 2019 Draft: Targets

    I'll be honest... I'm less and less enamored with the RB class in general after the combine, and kind of feel like we're trying to force a pick. Henderson was, and probably still is my #1 guy... but he's a breakaway speed guy without measurable breakaway speed... Sanders wasn't high on my board because of his tape, and I'm astonished he tested out as well as he did athletically.... I think he gets way over-drafted, however because of how thin the RB pool is... and I'd only begrudgingly spend our late 3rd on him via lack of better options. His film just doesn't match his combine to me.... Singletary isn't fast enough to be of any use to me. Montgomery is just as slow, but at least of some value fighting for short yardage.... he's almost devoid of explosive potential, however. Hill isn't big enough to be more than a situational guy, like Cohen... I wouldn't want to spend earlier than a 5th on a limited role player. Right now, my preference is almost leaning towards gambling on Bryce Love and Darwin Thompson mid-late rounds.... then potentially drafting a RB next year very early depending on what we see from them (and likely keeping Howard this year as well). Our draft capital is simply better spent on positions of strength for the draft pool, like WR/TE or other positions of need like Edge/ DB..... Thompson feels like he can fill Mizzell's role in the offense well, and also more accurately back up Cohen as a scat back type.... Love would get usage behind Howard as the potential home run threat, but with a strong rotation from Howard/Cohen/Thompson to protect his health if need be.... We can evaluate what we have in Love this year, and then look for better RB1 options if need be next year, when we actually have an early round pick to spend on one.
  19. The Combine Discussion Thread

    Still concerned that his speed doesn't imo seem to show up on tape... His lateral movement is good, but I was shocked his 40 time was that good, I expected him to be near Montgomery in that area.... I will say that his performance today moved him up my board, but I'd still have him below Henderson overall. Well see how they shake out after the agility drills (which I expect Sanders to do better on, and well see where Henderson ends up) Regardless, RB is also an area in more than willing to double dip on this year.. Cunningham is entirely replaceable (I actually was let down with him this year) and Mizzell doesn't belong on an NFL roster. Pollard, Thompson, and Love (if he slips via his injury) could all be great options.
  20. The Combine Discussion Thread

    Sanders is much more athletic than I'd expected... Thought he looked very slow in the tape I saw. I'm not at a place where I can easily look up results right now, how about Singletary, Pollard, and Harris? Still wish Darwin Thompson had gotten an invite as well.
  21. The Combine Discussion Thread

    Confirmed meetings we've had so far: (It was an article about Running Backs mainly) https://footballmaven.io/bears/news/the-back-story-at-the-combine-is-an-interesting-one-to-bears-BuZrxXE0DE6OSdz8kEno1w/ RBs: Bryce Love Darrell Henderson Matt Snell Elijah Holyfield Miles Sanders OL: Alex Bars (sat last year with ACL/MCL, ND kid that worked under Heistand)
  22. The Combine Discussion Thread

    Pace did a presser at the combine today.... Not a whole ton of noteworthy stuff to report from it, but I did find it interesting that he said (paraphrasing) "we interviewed 4-5 running backs last night". So, RB is quite definitely on the radar as a position to watch for (which we all more or less assumed, but consider it confirmed at this point too)
  23. Free Agent Rumors

    The concern is whether Conley still has that speed after an Achilles injury. That's not a great area to try and recover from. I'd also add that this is probably the best WR draft in a number of years.... Not really clear cut #1s, but there's a good 20 or so guys who are going to be good-great #2s or decent #3s at worst. Frankly for an offensive system that wants to spread the ball around, I'm all aboard the train that DRAFTS WRs while the value is amazing, then punts Robinson to the curb after 2019 for cap space Andy Isabella and McLaurin BOTH are how I'd go, if I was GM. That's speed, deep threat, route running and volume from isabella.... And Speed, Size, and ST value from McLaurin.
  24. February 2019 Bears Prop Bets for 2019-2020

    1. NEITHER Callahan or Amos resign here 2. 3rd Rounder: CB 3. 4th Rounder TE 4. 5th rounder RB to replace Mizzell 5. Bears UNDER 11.5 wins with 11. I think the defense takes a step back from the outlier season last year... The offense will actually show up this year to carry the dropoff 6. Howard UNDER 1000 rushing... I think his role here is going to wind down if he stays at all this year. I don't expect him getting resigned here. 7 Cohen OVER 450 yards rushing... Inverse of Howard here, Cohen gets more usage because of Howard's role diminishing. 8 Howard UNDER 20 Receptions 9 Cohen UNDER 70 receptions... Think he ends up taking more touches rushing, and the desire to not over use him will keep his receptions a touch lower. He'll still clear 50. 10 Trubisky OVER 3400 passing yards... Running game is imo going to be a weakness in general this year. With more experience in the system Trub's numbers should go up a bit more. 11. Trubisky OVER 27 TDs. I'm going to say 34 total, but itll depend on how many gimmick plays Nagy calls that take one from Trubs. 12 Trubisky Over/under 12 INTs.. I'm going to say UNDER with ~9 13. Robinson UNDER 65 receptions. 14. Robinson UNDER 825 yards 15. Mack OVER 12 sacks. Less conservative scheme than Fangio's... He'll get more chances. 16. Floyd OVER 7 sacks... barely... 17. Hicks UNDER 7 sacks 18. Jackson UNDER 5 ints.... The league knows better than to throw near him now 19. Fuller UNDER 5 ints 20. Long UNDER 7 games played either for health, or just getting benched outright. He wasn't good last year. 21. Shaheen UNDER 11 games... He's big and clumsy, he'll get hurt again. 22. Roquan Pro Bowl? NO... He'll get snubbed, or be an alternate that doesn't get bumped up. 22. Daniels pro bowl? YES As an alternate, behind someone he deserved it more than regardless. 23. Bears first round BYE? YES **24 Tiebreaker: Green Bay takes 2nd in the North they do NOT make the playoffs. Not included bonus: I think our first pick in this draft is on a TRADE UP.
  25. Prop bets: What do you think?

    I'll be honest, I forgot we even did these... Pretty thrilled too that one of the ones I was way wrong on was Mitch's INT numbers... He was well ahead of where I thought he'd be this year, overall.