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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: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2010 3:50 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

Go Bearssssssss, blow me.  WR is a huge need.  Outside of Hester's speed threat, the Bear's are forgettable.  These NFL owners are billionaires, how else do you think that someone could throw down $500,000,000 to buy a franchise?  These owners, billionaires, can't afford an instant playmaker?  Someone that will put bodies in the seats and cover that contract in X amount of years?  OK, you must be a relative to Jerry Angelo, I'm sorry.  A capable GM would prevent these huge holes ahead of time.  So many holes to fill, so little time.  I know the offensive line needs help Captain Obvious, but Cutler also needs a worthwhile WR to mesh with Hester.  

Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 3:01 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

Iam a long time Bear fan and it sucks to think the only reason the Bears are going to make moves is a move out of deperation to save a few jobs.  Why did it have to come to this for that to happen?  Look at basketball and Lebron James, how much money he has brought to Cleveland.  why wouldnt any team want to try to get the best to make the money like that?  Any ways I love the fact that is sounds like peppers will be a bear.  I just  hope they dont think he is gonna solve all the problems they have.  What about the O-line? or the 3 #3 WR's we have why dont we try to get a good number one or maybe atleast a good vet maybe like TO to come and help teach the young talent we have.  Regaurdless what people say or think about TO you cant hide the fact that he is a good WR that is a great teacher on the practice field and he still has game just look what a coaching move did for him in hos last few games last season!  The Bears have something about getting good people on O.  They havent had a good #1 WR in 10 years, they finaly broke down and got a decent QB he is no manning but better then 95% of the last 30 Qb's for the Bears besides K. Orton.  Which look at Orton's numbers last year give him a few key players around him and he is good same as Cutler he needs a few key players so LETS go got alot of work to do JERRY!!

Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:50 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

Its idiots like Yankforeva that make me cringe

Oh yeah, WR is the need worth focusing on.... PAHAHA some people just dont get it

The defense has massive wholes at Free Safety, and Defensive End, and the offense has no offensive line to speak of, and you want the bears to somehow obtain a WR!!?? For starters, theres none available via unrestricted free agency, so wed have to trade for one, and we have no 1st or 2nd round draft picks, which makes trading nearly impossible. Even if we could trade for a WR, why would you do that when you have promising young talent in Bennet, Knox, (maybe) Hester, and Aromashodu???

I know, those arent big names or names worth remembering, but they are servicable at least for a season or two. You cant get the ball to the recievers without blocking, and our defense has wholes bigger then subways jareds old jeans. 

Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:21 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

Yea, like WR?  I know Cutler has been pulling for Aromashodu but, seriously, can we get an Anquan Boldin Mr. Angelo?

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:13 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

Agreed. I just hope they don't spend all their budget on him. We have more needs.

Jesus saves!!

Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:11 am

GM Angelo trying to save his arse. New title!

As a lifelong Bears fan and avid sports fan in general, I honestly feel that I could do a better job of managing a roster and catering to the immediate needs of that roster on a yearly basis.  I don't understand some of the moves(or lack of moves) that some of these GM's make.  Every team in the NFL has to abide by the same salary cap every year, so why so much parity?  Before the Cutler trade and the hopeful signing of Peppers and Taylor, the Bears have laid low in free agency for the majority of Angelo's career.  Why, all of a sudden, after all of these years, is he granted all of this money to make some moves?  He hasn't been very good.  I know it's an uncapped season and I actually like the Cutler trade, but this guy has got to go.  Hey Chicago Bears, I'm sending in my resume. 

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:02 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

As a Panthers fan, I love Julius Peppers. Sucks to see him go....but I'm not torn about it.

The Panthers were going to make him the highest paid DE in the league. Not by much, but thats still a lot of cash.

But no, Julius Peppers wants to leave. Why? The Panthers are getting their ducks in the row, defense and the offense REALLY coming in to their own....who knows, could take it all the way, maybe?

but I think the Panthers staff sees something we don't....

Why keep someone who is going to take up soooo much money...when he takes off games because he loses passion for the game itself?

Even former Panthers DT Brentson Buckner even said, "Think how great he would be if he kept a lot of passion for the game..."

My point exactly. The man is a huge beast.....

...when he wants to be.

He sure will cost a lot of money, but the real question he really worth it?

Good luck Bears. Good luck Julius Peppers.

Hope it doesn't turn out the way it did with Mushin Muhammad for you guys.

Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:44 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

Good. I don't want him in the NFC East.

Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:40 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

I agree...considering the fact that the bears don't have high draft picks this year, i think they are making the right move. what else would they do? if chester tayler also sings with the bears, then it is going to be a very interesting season for nflc north teams this year.

Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:26 am

Peppers to Bears: Desperation

It's hard to argue with the motivation for this move... but regardless if this is good or bad in the long term, the worst place to be in the NFL is the middle.  If your team is really bad, there's at least the chance to get a franchise QB... but if you're consistently in the middle (especially now with a supposed franchise QB like Cutler), it's as good of a time as any to go 'all-in.'

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