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  1. 2018 Free Agency Thread v2

    I do not want to discuss Mack but I do have one image I can not get out of my head. It is the Rams running a Jet Sweep at Key. If Mack was still here Gurley would still be trying to recover from broken ribs. It is going to hurt our D this year but hopefully we become stronger in the next 2 years. Still think trading him was the correct decision.
  2. Random Raider Stuff

    We could very easily have $100 million in cap space next year by getting rid of Irvin, Penn, Jordy, and Roberts. Gabe Jackson has 0 dead money next year also if he does not prove he is worth it. We have good cap flexibility. 75-90 million after paying Mack with 31 signed players. We could have done it but at what cost. If we can get a top edge player in the draft I am probably okay with the trade but if we sign a top FA edge player for 15-20$ a year I might be a little upset. Would rather pay the extra to have Mack over guys like Ansah and Lawrence.
  3. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    There was a lot I did not like about Carr's game Monday but two of the INTs looked like miscommunications between him and Cook. The first looked like Carr either under-threw or more likely Cook was suppose to stop and elevate over the defender at the goal line. The third one Cook stops on the route and gives Peters a clear path to the ball. If Cook does not pull up he at least shields Peters from being able to make a play. Carr has a lot of work to do, especially realizing there are a couple guys wearing Oakland Jerseys with the numbers 82 and 89, but our team as a whole played better than expected and had a chance against a Super Bowl contender.
  4. 2018 Free Agency Thread v2

    The Cooper Carr connection has been the most frustrating aspect of this offense for a few years now. You can go re-watch just about any game and Cooper is repeatedly destroying the DB and Carr never looks his way. I do not know if it is Carr or scheme but it is BS.
  5. 2018 Free Agency Thread v2

    Also since trading Mack we have some extra $ to pay him.
  6. Just ask Steelers and Browns fans.
  7. I believe it comes down to coaching. Our coaching staff could run circles around last years staff and that is without Gruden. With that said if LA can put it together this year they are one of the most talented teams in the NFL. We still have a chance though.
  8. Around the league v.1.0

    I do not know what the Bills offered for Mack but with the way they look today that might have been the best trading partner. They will have a top 2 pick.
  9. Khalil Mack traded to the Bears (Page 19)

    The last big move made with Gruden here was trading him for 2 1st round picks. Now the first big move with him here is trading our best player for 2 first round picks.
  10. Khalil Mack traded to the Bears (Page 19)

    I 100% believe this team will be better next year because of improved coaching but it will not reach its full potential because of Gruden and RM making personnel decisions.
  11. Khalil Mack traded to the Bears (Page 19)

    Once again the issue with our front office is not what they do but how and when. I do not mind taking a chance here and there but to trade for a high level WR that has not proven to anyone that he is a man of his word or has any self control is stupid. Trade a 6th or 7th have fun but a third should be close to a sure thing. Bryant without the suspension is worth a third because of his lack of production. Trading for draft picks at the beginning of the season is stupid unless you get a stupid offer. The equivalent of 2 firsts round picks is very good especially for a defensive player, best haul ever, but his value was pretty low because of the timing. We looked desperate. Let him sit. He is only hurting his own value and most likely he would have come back before week 1. We blinked and looked desperate. I love RM but he blinks a lot and therefore I believe does not have what it take s to be a GM. Someone else in our FO needs to be in control of trades and early round picks and yes I think Gruden should automatically be crossed off of that list also.
  12. Khalil Mack traded to the Bears (Page 19)

    Trubiski does not need to win games. He just needs to not lose them. That D will be one of the best in the league.
  13. Khalil Mack traded to the Bears (Page 19)

    I like having RM as a GM and Gruden as a coach but both of them need to be stripped of their ability to make trades and draft early round players. There are plenty of posters in this forum that would have easily outperformed RM in the first 3 rounds of the draft over the years. Do not bring up 14' because most of us would have drafted Mack in the first and when Carr fell to us we would have taken him or Garappolo. In the third I would have taken Jackson also. We get destroyed in trades every time and this Mack trade, although I agree trading him was the right move, we lost also because of the 2nd round pick. Gruden needs to stick to coaching and RM should really just focus on contracts and late round prospects. I know it is not going to happen but that is what would be in our best interest. With the current front office I am sure these picks will be blown in some way shape or form. Our FO is proof of the Peter Principle. The Peter principle states that a person who is competent at their job will earn promotion to a more senior position which requires different skills. If the promoted person lacks the skills required for their new role, then they will be incompetent at their new level, and so they will not be promoted again. But if they are competent at their new role, then they will be promoted again, and they will continue to be promoted until they eventually reach a level at which they are incompetent. Also for anyone expecting the Bears to have a top 10 pick good luck. That team looks like they can compete within their division now and the NFC North may be the best division in football. They should have no less than 8 wins this year.
  14. Khalil Mack traded to the Bears (Page 19)

    I do not like losing Mack but this was a smart move. Trading Mack hurts but we are going to be able to draft 2 extra firsts, get a starter (at least) back, and sign two $10+ million players. That is huge but if we win the trade is going to come down to how we use those picks and who we sign. Also there will be players that step up for us although week 1 many of them might be shell shocked because we just lost our leader on D. I still believe that this seasons success comes down to Carr and now there is just more pressure on the O to perform. Seasons not over unless Carr gets injured or the O completely tanks. We are still going to be a top 20 D without Mack since we finally have a real DC. I would love to hear Guenther's opinion on this though.
  15. Mark needs to pay Mack!

    Mack is by far our best player but our success depends on Carr unless you expect us to be the 85 bears or 2000 Ravens. Mack being here will play a huge role but not more than Carr.