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Peppers to Bears: Desperation

Posted on: March 5, 2010 12:51 am
When I heard, and reported, earlier tonight that the Redskins were out of the Julius Peppers sweepstakes, and the Bears were the frontrunners, I could hardly believe it.

But the Bears are a desperate team. Let's be real about it: If Chicago doesn't win this year, both coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jerry Angelo will be gone.

So they're spending for the now. Who cares if Peppers is 30 and on the downward slope of his career? They need to win in 2010 to keep their jobs.

If he flops, and they get blown out, it's somebody else's problem. I'd do the same thing. Even though I don't think Peppers is worth the money, in this case his signing would make sense.

Desperation does funny things to people.

Trying to save a job makes them desperate.

Peppers to the Bears looks like a done deal. He will be in Chicago Friday. You don't go there without a deal in hand.

When he signs it, he should know the men making the decision will be counting on him to save their jobs.
Category: NFL

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 12:39 pm

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

Desperartion my a$$.....The Bears have some holes in the D that were filled by Oguleye who was 33.  30 is old but it is not ancient.  You put Harris, Peppers, Briggs and Urlacher in the front 4 anywhere and you will have success.  All Chicago would need to do is to sure up the DBs with Rolle and maybe even Robinson or Sheppard and the Black and Blues Brothers Defense style will be back.  

Our O will still be iffy but as long as we are beating the hell out of some poor offense, we still can holdour heads up high and smile! 

Since: May 22, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 11:23 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

With Peppers on the Bears, it makes the defense better. The whole defense is built around the front four getting to the QB. An increased pass rush will limit the pressure put on the DBs. If a QB gets time, the scheme will be torn apart bit by bit.

As for the needs on offense, I agree a WR is needed. But from the list that I saw of available FAs most were restricted with a 1st or 2nd round restriction. The Bears do not have a 1st round pick, so all of those FAs are off the wish list. With the Martz system, I think the WRs in place could fit the system.

As for Lovie and Jerry going 'all-in' with a one and done attitude. Yeah that makes sense, but their division is up in the air. The Bears could win this division. Or they could fall flat on their face. Either way, Lovie and Jerry will be in town next year. Especially if the lockout is going to happen. With the money being spent on FAs, they will not pay 2 coaches for a season that is not being played.

Since: Oct 17, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:26 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

I think it would be a great move.Being from Chicago I see their window closing on the big play defense they have had when healthy over the past 8 years.Urlacher is closing in on the twilight of his career and they need to make something happen now.They are really going to need an intense pass rush with the likes of the pass happy Packers,and lets face it Favre is coming back to air it out one more year ,and the Lions are always coming from behind meaning 40 drop backs per.Thats just in their division.Look at it this way.With Urlacher coming back from injury,it would be like gaining Urlacher and Peppers in an off season,an addition most teams would love to add.They are going to need it. 

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:17 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

I actually really liked Mushin Muhammed with the Bears.  He fit the offense well, and while he didn't always put up great numbers, they were consistent and may have been hurt by the fact that it the wasn't a pass-oriented offense that it is now. 
As for Julius Peppers, it sounds like they are just finalizing the deal.  Hopefully he will show up on Sunday.  I think the defensive leaders, Brian Urlacher, and Lance Briggs will definitely be motivaters on the days that Peppers is dragging.

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:13 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

I wouldnt consider this desperation since the bears only have 2 Defensive Ends on thier roster. With Gaines passing and Oguneley being a free agent they have to shore up their defensive line. They are making up for 1st round money spent and talent with signing of Peppers quality. As a Bears fan and the team in the situation they are in as far as the Defensive line I would be pissed if they didnt atleast try and make a move.

Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 9:35 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

FYI to Yanksforeva, not all owners invested $500 million of their own money. Most "owners" are just the face of a larger investment group. They organized the investors, so they get the designation of "owner". For example, Al Davis only had around a 30% stake of the Raiders until recently. Most "owners" have a significantly smaller share of equity.

Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 9:31 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

They can only do one thing at a time. But first of all Taylor will not backup Forte. Second of all look at any good QB in the league and they have a solid Oline. Hell even bad QBs that have a good Oline are decent. This is not going to be a one year fix. They have so many holes right now I dont even think they know where to start. But I have no problem with starting with the Offensive and Defensive Lines. If they can make them solid lines then the play makers will come. Its amazing how many people are breakout stars when they have a solid line. Anyone who wants to go overpay for a veteran wide receiver is out of their minds. How are you going to get them the ball when they cant even block for 3 sec. Someone like Boldin has about 3 years left and he plays in an excellent system with a great offense, if he comes to Chicago it would probable be another bust. I have no problem with the young receivers we have now, yes they need some time and coaching but they need another year. I am more worried about our secondary and that stupid*** cover 2 they play that a high school team could pick apart. 

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 9:23 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

Andre3000, it's obvious that you aren't a Bears fan, so thanks for qualifying your comment with that. The biggest needs for the Bears are O-line, D-line and secondary. Signing Peppers is only going to be the first step in this off-season. I really hope they sign Daunte Robinson as well as Peppers. I also see rumors of Chester Taylor flying to Chicago today.

As far as your WR recommendations go, TO is old, but I wouldn't mind them signing him. Unfortunately, Boldin is not an UFA and would need to be traded for. Since the Bears have traded every pick they own for the next 5 years, this won't happen.

Peppers would be a nice start, but after raising ticket prices this year and with the NFL in an un-capped season, they need more and better deliver it.

Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 7:47 am


I am not a Bears fan by any means, but why would they go out and spend all this money on a DE?  They should go out and buy a receiver to go with Jay Cutler and now Mike Martz.  They bring in Cutler, the aka "gunslinger", and than hire Mike Martz who as we all know likes to throw 85% of the time.  Makes no sense to me to get Peppers when they have no viable receiving threats for Cutler.  They should look at TO or Anquan Boldin.

Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 6:09 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation Turns to Relief!!!!

This is beyond belief to me almost, WOW!  I thought he was serious about joining either a 3-4 D or a contender!!

I heard will be visiting Hallas Hall soon as well.

I like these moves & hopefully Peppers & Harris will make our DL feared again. You can't double both of them w/out keeping an extra man in.  Still, IMO, we need to sign , , trade Olsen & Hester for a legit #1 WR(Boldin & 2nd rounder??), & draft a LG in April, & then we can compete w/ the & .

is also coming to town & most likely will be signed.  This will be the move that allows us to trade G-REG.

I also wouldn't mind seeing Gerhart drafted & Delhomme signed to backup Cutler & teach him a few things about being a professional QB.

Too bad we couldn't get A. Cromatie instead of the  for just a future 2-3 rnder...

Imagine this D...

CB  Dunta Robinson

FS  Peanut Tillman



SLB  Pisa T.

MLB #54

WLB #55

DE  Peppers

DT  Harris

DT  Harrison / AAdams

DE  Brown / Anderson  (imagine Gaines Adams out there instead!!! -- RIP)

All this w/ a decent bench too...

Nback - Manning / Graham / Moore / Vasher (cut him either way PLEASE)

Dback - Afalava / Payne

LBs - Roach / Hillenmeyer / Shaw / Williams

DL rotation - Idonije / Melton / Gilbert / Toeaina

Now just fix the OL & trade Olsen & Hester for Boldin and & 2nd rndr(Gerhart??) we're set for a few years!!!!!!!!!


QB Cutler   &nb
sp;backup - Delhomme, or draft --
Suggest -- LeFevour/Snead/Pike(3rd Rnd) or...
PAULUS(6th/7th Rnd) to compete w/ Hanie.

RB Forte   &nbs
p;  backup - Taylor, &/or draft --
Suggest -- GERHART (2nd Rnd from proposed Boldin trade)   
GOAL LINE - Toby at RB & Manumaleuna at FB = TD!

WR1  Boldin / DAromashodu

WR2  Knox / Juaquin Igles

WR3  Bennett / FORTE - split wide or in motion / or draft
Suggest --
  5th-6th Rnd -- Good blocker & ST player.

TE     Cla
rk / Manumaleuna / Davis

LT     Wil
liams / Louis

LG  Beekman / draft --    
Suggest --
  4th-5th Rnd -- Athletic, can slide to T if needed.

C   Kruetz / Beekman

RG  Garza / Omiyale

RT  Shaffer /  draft 
Suggest --
   3rd Rnd -- Quick & strong, could push Shaffer.

Sounds good to me, & I know I'm dreaming, just don't pinch me until Peppers actually signs...


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