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Urlacher: Bears are making moves like we haven’t in the past

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Brian Urlacher has given his seal of approval to new Bears General Manager Phil Emery, saying that unlike past years, the Bears have taken a step forward this offseason.

“On paper we’re a better football team than we were last year at the end of the season, so I’m excited about that,” Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune. “Phil Emery knows what he’s doing, obviously; Brandon Marshall, Michael Bush, Matt [Forte] coming back, that was a big deal. Tim Jennings, Israel [Idonije], [Eric] Weems, I know I’m leaving some guys out, I don’t mean to, but we’ve done a lot.”

Urlacher suggested that Emery has been more aggressive about addressing the team’s needs than his predecessor, Jerry Angelo, was.

“It’s exciting to see us making moves like that because we haven’t done that a lot in the past,” Urlacher said. “We needed a receiver, we got a receiver, and we still have the draft. All the pressure’s been taken off our draft with what he’s done so far, so it’s exciting; we might get the best player available, which is good.”

Urlacher said that although the Bears missed the playoffs last year, in his view the Bears competed well with the NFC North-winning Packers. And now Urlacher thinks the Bears have made the moves to overtake the Packers.

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  1. elmaxoh says: Apr 11, 2012 7:10 AM

    The Bears NEED to improve their OL …

  2. staffordsyear says: Apr 11, 2012 7:12 AM

    You”ll still be fighting for the 3rd spot with the vikings.

  3. dfeltz says: Apr 11, 2012 7:15 AM

    Bears were rolling before Cutlers injury, hopefully the defense didn’t age during the offseason.

  4. juliuspeppersandonions says: Apr 11, 2012 7:22 AM

    eastsideballa- typical Lions fan getting excited about making the playoffs for the first time in how many years? You guys still suck!

  5. eaststsfb says: Apr 11, 2012 7:24 AM

    Take it easy, Brian. While I agree, signing Marshall is a good move, you guys picked up a bunch of special team guys. Still very important, but not enough to move out of third position in the North. You should be worried about Emery not doing anything to address the o-line. Last I checked, they weren’t very good.

  6. jwil444 says: Apr 11, 2012 7:25 AM

    Packers dominance of the Bears will continue, move along, nothing to see here……..

  7. starfan79 says: Apr 11, 2012 7:40 AM

    Bears can be good, I think Floyd would be a great pick for them, give Cutler more than one option to throw too and put Hester in the slot.

  8. bearsoxass says: Apr 11, 2012 7:42 AM

    Bears are gonna choke again, they are a bunch of loosers.

    Packers
    Lions
    Bears
    Vikings

  9. kingdek says: Apr 11, 2012 7:49 AM

    It’s funny how lions fans are so hard all of a sudden. Y’all had one good year. Y’all won the first game but we smacked y’all harder. This bears team will be in the mix for the Super Bowl if the bears are healthy I don’t know any team that beat them regularly. Bear down!!!

  10. packerpride03 says: Apr 11, 2012 7:52 AM

    Can he just shut up for once

  11. truthhurtstoo says: Apr 11, 2012 7:55 AM

    We’ll see how he feels when Marshall drops a half dozen touchdown passes…. then punts the ball.

  12. briggsisbrokeagain says: Apr 11, 2012 7:57 AM

    The Bears have had the best offseason in the division, no doubt. Emery is doing a good job so far, now let’s see him run a good draft!

  13. emoney826 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:00 AM

    Compete with the packers last year? They were swept. That’s not competing. In fact, when was the last time the bears beat the packers? Oh yeah, three years ago when the packers dominated every facet of the game but lost due to their 18 penalties and James Jones fumbling in bounds. That is not competing. That’s called being our bitch.

  14. hus10188 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:04 AM

    I love how Lions fans are squabbling with bears fans about who’s going to be fighting for 2ND PLACE!!!, lol, rather be the bridesmaid than the bride.

    Being a Giants fan we look down on nobody. HA!

  15. bigbluecrew420 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:07 AM

    Now all they need is a QB….

  16. theslex says: Apr 11, 2012 8:11 AM

    The Bears “competed well” with the Packers? The entire division got swept by GB. Revisionist history, much?

  17. Gravy says: Apr 11, 2012 8:13 AM

    Bares move up to 2nd ahead of Lions. Big deal.

    As we all know, Chicago sux.

  18. sudz28 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:19 AM

    He should be fine as long as he doesn’t try to talk smack to Bas Rutten again anytime soon.
    http://chicagosmma.com/2009/08/bas-rutten-tells-the-brian-urlacher-story/

  19. tebowsmom says: Apr 11, 2012 8:20 AM

    Now they just need to address their old, obsolete linebacker situation.

  20. packattack1967 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:22 AM

    The Bears are making some good moves. The Lions will NEVER win with Schwartz as a HC. Guys like that simply do not win with any consistency. The Bear/Packer rivalry could be fun for a while.

  21. bearsfan4life says: Apr 11, 2012 8:23 AM

    How many playoff games did the Packers and Lions win combined last year?

    Thats right…. just as many as the Bears.

    Urlacher is right. Usually this time of year we’re worried about how the beloved haven’t done much in free agency and how Angelo was going to screw up the draft.

    Good job Emery!

  22. brennankm46 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:28 AM

    eaststsfb says:
    Apr 11, 2012 7:24 AM
    Take it easy, Brian. While I agree, signing Marshall is a good move, you guys picked up a bunch of special team guys. Still very important, but not enough to move out of third position in the North. You should be worried about Emery not doing anything to address the o-line. Last I checked, they weren’t very good.

    ———————————————-

    eaststsfb

    This might sound far-fetched, and I know I’m at risk of sounding like a Kool-Aid sipping Chigagoan (because I am one), but getting rid of the 7-9 step Martzfense IS improving the line. Addition by subtraction, hombre. PA, PA Boot, Sprint-outs, 3 steps, etc.

  23. brennankm46 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:30 AM

    But seriously though, with all of this Lions chatter, it seems so long ago that Matt Stafford had, like, the worst game of all time, Julius Peppers went all Undertaker/Kane on Megatron, and the Bears were playing like a Superbowl contender.

  24. chibears187 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:52 AM

    Lions are as good as they’re gonna get. No fears there. A decent pass rush and one good receiver won’t get u far….Bitches. BearDown

  25. abninf says: Apr 11, 2012 9:02 AM

    The Dream Team made moves like we’ve never seen last offseason.

  26. biggappa03 says: Apr 11, 2012 9:06 AM

    It’s because their window is closing. Old D…see Pittsburgh.

  27. emaimo80 says: Apr 11, 2012 9:08 AM

    You are welcome Brian.
    Sincerely, Miami Dolphins (please fire Jeff ireland)

  28. mvp43 says: Apr 11, 2012 9:10 AM

    The Bears may look better on paper, but that’s it. They have an aging defensel no O-line; a troubled receiver who will be a cancer, as he was in Denver & Miami; and a coach who really can’t coach. If healthy, Cutler is good enough to keep them in the game but his Favre like tendencies will surface at the wrong time.

    The Packer were 15-1 with a bad defense. They plugged some holes in the off season and will draft a pass rush rusher opposite Clay Mathews. They are, and will remain the class of the division for many years.

  29. mjkelly77 says: Apr 11, 2012 9:29 AM

    Better overtake the Lions first.

  30. mjkelly77 says: Apr 11, 2012 9:33 AM

    kingdek says:Apr 11, 2012 7:49 AM

    It’s funny how lions fans are so hard all of a sudden. Y’all had one good year. Y’all won the first game but we smacked y’all harder. This bears team will be in the mix for the Super Bowl if the bears are healthy I don’t know any team that beat them regularly. Bear down!!!
    ___________________

    Y’all from south Chicago, are y’all? Blackstone A$$ clown.

  31. cowboynation9 says: Apr 11, 2012 9:35 AM

    Hmm funny this looks exactly like what Cowboys Witten said yesterday about his team. Is Urlacher drug through the mud for it? Are the Bears “all hype” “guaranteeing a Super Bowl” etc? Oh right. Of course not.

  32. lorddarkhelmet says: Apr 11, 2012 9:38 AM

    Marshall is an inconsistent mess and a total headcase. Michael Bush is a very good RB but often injured (even in PT duty). You’ve had Idonije the whole time. Failing to see the huge improvement.

    Meanwhile you are less than stellar at DT, downright bad in the secondary, have decided to have the best returner in football focus on being a WR (which he is not all that good at), and have in no way improved your horrible o-line. Yes, ditching Martz will help the line BUT they will still not be good.

  33. romoownssteveyoung says: Apr 11, 2012 9:39 AM

    Too bad the Bears are in the same Conference as the 2012-2013 super bowl champs, The Cowboys, so all this talk, giants, 9ers, lions, packers….It’s all irrelevant, Jerry has come to feed on the soul of the NFL for the next few years as Romo collects Lombardi trophies like he does blondes.

  34. bombacim says: Apr 11, 2012 9:45 AM

    Apparently you dumb @sses in here forgot about the 37-13 @ss whopping the bears gave the lions, just a week before Cutler broke his thumb. But hey, must be nice to get into the playoffs for the first time in 20 years thanks to injuries from another team. Keep patting yourself on the back.

  35. gooolions says: Apr 11, 2012 9:51 AM

    Defense hasnt gotten any younger nothing to fear from detroits end.

  36. pateray64 says: Apr 11, 2012 10:01 AM

    The Bears will only go as far as Jay Cutler can take them..

  37. binkystevens says: Apr 11, 2012 10:14 AM

    Same quote, different year, same result: Pack dominates Bears. Talk all you want about the division there Brian – it’s lonely at the top.

  38. The Prophet says: Apr 11, 2012 10:20 AM

    Didn’t they sign Julius Peppers, Chester Taylor, and even more free agents like 2 years ago, which lead them to the NFC championship? The Bears aren’t operating any differently than they were before, and I didn’t even notice the GM was any different until I read this article.

  39. cubear34 says: Apr 11, 2012 10:21 AM

    Tired of listening to know nothing lions and cheese sick fans talk about beard defense not good because of age. REALLY? So the bears should scrap peppers, urlacher, briggs and tillman. Don’t worry, you don’t qualify for a HS coach much less a GM. Dumb fcuk

  40. bostongiant says: Apr 11, 2012 10:25 AM

    The Bears haven’t made moves in the past? Has Urlacher already forgotten the spending spree of 2010?

    http://media.mlive.com/highlightreel/photo/chester-taylor-julius-peppers-brandon-manumaleuna–7a2a69dec433d28e_large.jpg

  41. garyman1 says: Apr 11, 2012 10:30 AM

    I actually agree with Urlacher (and I’m a Packer fan). With that said, The offensive improvements may be coming too late. That defense is getting old and the O-line is still below average.

  42. bordner says: Apr 11, 2012 10:31 AM

    This is becoming an annual NFC North tradition, much like the Brett Favre retirement watch, the vikings will win the Super Bowl predictions, etc… were in the past – Urlacher talking about how the bears are the best team in the division.

    Wasn’t it right around this time last year that he was saying how they were so much better than the Packers? How’d that play out for them once the season started again?

  43. eaststsfb says: Apr 11, 2012 10:32 AM

    brennankm46 says:Apr 11, 2012 8:28 AM

    eaststsfb says:
    Apr 11, 2012 7:24 AM
    Take it easy, Brian. While I agree, signing Marshall is a good move, you guys picked up a bunch of special team guys. Still very important, but not enough to move out of third position in the North. You should be worried about Emery not doing anything to address the o-line. Last I checked, they weren’t very good.

    ———————————————-

    eaststsfb

    This might sound far-fetched, and I know I’m at risk of sounding like a Kool-Aid sipping Chigagoan (because I am one), but getting rid of the 7-9 step Martzfense IS improving the line. Addition by subtraction, hombre. PA, PA Boot, Sprint-outs, 3 steps, etc.
    _______________________________

    You’re right, brennan, your theory does sound far fetched. What ever makes you feel better – keep drinking the kool-aid, hombre.

  44. chap6869 says: Apr 11, 2012 10:33 AM

    romoownssteveyoung says:
    Apr 11, 2012 9:39 AM
    Too bad the Bears are in the same Conference as the 2012-2013 super bowl champs, The Cowboys, so all this talk, giants, 9ers, lions, packers….It’s all irrelevant, Jerry has come to feed on the soul of the NFL for the next few years as Romo collects Lombardi trophies like he does blondes

    WOW, I want some of what your smoking ROMO, because clearly you are high or a complete idiot……or maybe it’s both!

  45. higgy5353 says: Apr 11, 2012 10:46 AM

    Hey Packers fans good job on going 15-1 and choking in the first round of the playoffs lol Discount double choke

  46. bearsblow says: Apr 11, 2012 11:02 AM

    I think Buzzzardlacher has taken way to many shots to the head.

  47. nflfollower says: Apr 11, 2012 11:14 AM

    A lot of smack talk going on around here between Bears and Lions fan. I will admit, I’m biased, but people are missing one fundamental truth regarding these teams. All the studs on the Lions team are young guys who still have yet to hit their prime (with the exception of Megatron, who likely has just entered his peak and will sustain it for at least another 3-4 years). The key players on the Bears squad are ALL aging rapidly with declining skills, and they need to make free agent acquisitions like Brandon Marshall to feel like they can make one more gasp to compete before their defense is ancient history.

    This is a fact: the Bears best players are in the twilight of their careers—-for all the Lions talent, the sun is just rising. As a franchise, that means the Lions are in a much better place right now. Football is a young man’s game.

  48. mrmarcus55 says: Apr 11, 2012 11:32 AM

    I think urlacher has been huffing the old spice fumes again.

  49. glac1 says: Apr 11, 2012 11:37 AM

    Desperate teams tend to do that. The reason they made a managerial change is due to the fact that the team is rapidly deteriorating.

  50. mjkelly77 says: Apr 11, 2012 11:45 AM

    bostongiant says:Apr 11, 2012 10:25 AM

    The Bears haven’t made moves in the past? Has Urlacher already forgotten the spending spree of 2010?

    http://media.mlive.com/highlightreel/photo/chester-taylor-julius-peppers-brandon-manumaleuna–7a2a69dec433d28e_large.jpg
    __________________77

    bear fans just have a short attention span. They forget that Lovie Smith almost lost his job because of the bears’ terrible play. This could be the year he’s gone.

  51. InFact says: Apr 11, 2012 11:47 AM

    Bears still weak at OL, CB and safety, with minimal depth at DL.

  52. patspatspatspats says: Apr 11, 2012 11:52 AM

    Dreamteam

  53. suprsquirrel says: Apr 11, 2012 11:53 AM

    I was going to go on a big, long rant about how most of the Packers and Lions fans posting about how poor the Bears line was must have forgotten that after the first Lions game they took away Martz’s playbook and the Bears proceeded to go 5-0, allowed FAR fewer sacks and averaged thirty points a game during that stretch. I could have also mentioned a bunch of other statistics that the third grade education many of you received wouldn’t have been able to comprehend. And then I realized it would all just be a waste of my time, so instead…..

    15-1 lead to one and done….

    You might have been the prettiest girl at the dance and might have worn the prettiest dress with the nicest shoes, but when all was said and done you were sitting on the bleachers watching the boy you were in love with dance with someone else, princess.

  54. suprsquirrel says: Apr 11, 2012 11:54 AM

    @nflfollower

    Good to know. I will write Matt Forte, Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall letters telling them that they are old and their careers are nearly over….

  55. 86chawk says: Apr 11, 2012 12:03 PM

    Thats awesome…..the Bears are paper champions!

  56. starderup says: Apr 11, 2012 12:18 PM

    romoownssteveyoung says: Apr 11, 2012 9:39 AM

    Too bad the Bears are in the same Conference as the 2012-2013 super bowl champs, The Cowboys, so all this talk, giants, 9ers, lions, packers….It’s all irrelevant, Jerry has come to feed on the soul of the NFL for the next few years as Romo collects Lombardi trophies like he does blondes.

    Hahahaha, Romo!!!!! LMAO. He has how many Lombardis? Did they even MAKE the playoffs last year? I didn’t think so.
    What a clueless homer.

  57. jg725 says: Apr 11, 2012 12:31 PM

    This whole thread is funny – there is not a team in that division that is even close to being good – except the packers – ohhh – that’s right……. I think think the giants went up to lambeau in the playoffs and exposed the pack for the farce that they are – haha
    Go G-men!!!!!

  58. jg725 says: Apr 11, 2012 12:55 PM

    suprsquirrel says:Apr 11, 2012 11:53 AM

    “I was going to go on a big, long rant about how most of the Packers and Lions fans posting about how poor the Bears line was must have forgotten that after the first Lions game they took away Martz’s playbook and the Bears proceeded to go 5-0, allowed FAR fewer sacks and averaged thirty points a game during that stretch. I could have also mentioned a bunch of other statistics that the third grade education many of you received wouldn’t have been able to comprehend. And then I realized it would all just be a waste of my time, so instead…..”

    15-1 lead to one and done….

    You might have been the prettiest girl at the dance and might have worn the prettiest dress with the nicest shoes, but when all was said and done you were sitting on the bleachers watching the boy you were in love with dance with someone else, princess.

    In case you are not yet aware – statistics are for losers – I don’t remember the last time a championship caliper team or the fans of one – needed statistics to try and prove that their team was good – last I checked – all that matters is whether or not you win – did they start measuring success in a different way that I am not aware of???????

  59. gavriloprincip33 says: Apr 11, 2012 1:08 PM

    romoownssteveyoung says:
    Apr 11, 2012 9:39 AM
    Too bad the Bears are in the same Conference as the 2012-2013 super bowl champs, The Cowboys, so all this talk, giants, 9ers, lions, packers….It’s all irrelevant, Jerry has come to feed on the soul of the NFL for the next few years as Romo collects Lombardi trophies like he does blondes.

    —————————

    Put that bong down and turn on the fan before your Mom opens the basement door….

  60. rexryanschoolofpodiatry says: Apr 11, 2012 1:09 PM

    LMAO…are Bears fans serious? Your team is terrible!!!! Cutler is a vag, Forte hates his own team, Marshall will be in prison within a year, your O-line is a joke, Urlacher is gonna be in a wheel chair in a couple years….its complete mess……Lions and Packers will easily be the top two teams in the NFC North for the next few years.

  61. rexryanschoolofpodiatry says: Apr 11, 2012 1:15 PM

    jg725 says: Apr 11, 2012 12:31 PM

    This whole thread is funny – there is not a team in that division that is even close to being good – except the packers – ohhh – that’s right……. I think think the giants went up to lambeau in the playoffs and exposed the pack for the farce that they are – haha
    Go G-men!!!!!

    ———————————–

    Its funny that you think the Giants are so good. Didnt they lose to Seattle at home last year? If the G-men are soooo good why did they barely win their crap division? The Giants got hot at the right time….nothing more

  62. bearsstillsuck says: Apr 11, 2012 1:30 PM

    And I believe last year he said that the bears were better than the packers. Since he embarrassingly missed a tackle on Aaron Rodgers in the open field last year, id say it’s time to hang it up.

  63. jredshoes says: Apr 11, 2012 1:46 PM

    Jg725… The word is caliber. Like a bullet. “playoff caliper” has something to do with disk brakes or a measuring device.

  64. johnnyru131 says: Apr 11, 2012 1:53 PM

    The OLine has improved just by the Bears not bringing back MARTZ. No more 17 step drop backs. Tice’s offense will be much more effective than Martz’s. Fact!

  65. bubblefive says: Apr 11, 2012 2:23 PM

    The Bears did improve themselves more than any other team in the division, AND are still the 3rd best team in a 4-team division. That means fighting for the #6 seed in tough NFC, once again.

    One could look at the Brandon Marshall acquisition as essentially a 3-for-1 trade for Vincent Jackson, as VJax would not have cost two draft picks to acquire – on the same day! In addition, signing VJax could have afforded salary cap flexibility for other needs, while Brandon Marshall offers no flexibility. An experienced or talented GM would have known this.

    Detroit and Green Bay did exactly what was needed, solidifying the young core of very talented teams. As well, Chicago did exactly what was needed, enhancing an aging core by filling holes with outside talent. Nevertheless, both the Lions and Packers are younger and more talented than the Bears in 2012 and beyond.

  66. jg725 says: Apr 11, 2012 3:16 PM

    @rexryanpodiatry –

    “Its funny that you think the Giants are so good. Didnt they lose to Seattle at home last year? If the G-men are soooo good why did they barely win their crap division? The Giants got hot at the right time….nothing more”

    Are you serious????
    Giants have won 2 super bowls in the last 4 years – including beating the 19-0 “best team of all time” – you can’t just dismiss that as”lucky” – or “hot at the right time”
    Regular season trophies don’t shine quite as nice as lombardi trophies …………

  67. suprsquirrel says: Apr 11, 2012 3:28 PM

    @jg725

    I think crediting you with a third grade education level might have been giving you too much credit. And the four morons who ‘liked’ what you said because they thought you schooled me, too.

    Overall record statistics don’t matter, thanks for reiterating what I had said. Hence the whole ’15-1 lead to one and done’ comment. It doesn’t matter if you finish 15-1 or 1-15, unless you take the girl you like home with you you’ll be sitting in the bleachers with the rest of us.

    However, you can’t totally discount stats, either. Unless, of course you are either A) a complete moron, or B) a fan of the Packers and/or Lions who doesn’t want to face the facts.

    What are the facts? The facts are that Mike Martz ran an offense that made the offensive line look worse than it is. Which lead to Cutler being sacked far more than he should have.

    What is also a fact, however, is that after the first loss to the Lions much of Mike Martz’s playbook was taken away from him. What happened then cannot be discounted…unless, of course, you fall into category ‘A’ or ‘B’ above: sacks went down, offensive production went up, Bears were 5-0 and well on their way to a playoff berth before Cutler broke his thumb.

    If you don’t think THOSE stats matter you are a complete moron. Mike Martz is gone and so is his ‘let’s find a different way to kill Jay Cutler this week’ playbook.

  68. thehatefulnerd says: Apr 11, 2012 3:41 PM

    Lovey’s job is still on the line. Year after year, they make desperation moves. How’s Cutler working out?

  69. bubblefive says: Apr 11, 2012 3:46 PM

    @suprSquirrel

    Bear fans may not even know what ‘taking the girl home’ means, given their sole (i.e. one, single, uno, eins, etc.) Super Bowl victory (25 years ago). Pales in comparison to the Packers, 49ers, Patriots, Giants, Cowboys, Redskins, Steelers, etc. Maybe not the topic for Bear fans to brag on.

    Super Bowls are not won off of 5-game winning streaks, particularly when only one game was against a winning or playoff team. The weak schedule is what triggered the 5-game winning streak, not any imagined “change” to the playbook.

    Over the course of the season, the Bears ranked 7th in attempted rushes overall. During the 5-game winning streak, Cutler averaged only 220 yards per game, totaling 7 touchdowns over that span. Again, against four non-playoff teams. The Bears were winning those games by reducing the reliance on Cutler.

    The saddest off-season commentary is that no mention has been made of Cutler maturing enough to NOT go tumbling head over heels in a futile effort to make a tackle following another interception. He lacks the mental awareness to ever be an elite QB in the NFL.

    Martz was simply the latest scapegoat by a head coach that has dismissed 28-29 assistant coaches over his 8 year tenure with the Bears. Easier to scapegoat a coach than acknowledge the true weaknesses of the team.

  70. jg725 says: Apr 11, 2012 4:35 PM

    @supersqurrel

    Do you really feel the need to question my education level and refer to me in such a nasty way just because the bears can’t win enough football games?? wow

    I will stand by what I said – statistics are for losers.
    The only people who worry so much about stats are the ones who don’t win – it’s pretty simple.
    So you can whine and cry and call me names all you want – but it doesn’t change the fact that the bears are not very good………
    Also – i really have to wonder about YOUR intelligence when you put down the packers – i don’t think the bears have beat them in quite a while, have they???? LOL!!!!!

  71. johnnyru131 says: Apr 11, 2012 4:46 PM

    I hate Lovie, I thought he should’ve been fired along with Angelo and MARTZ. Lovie has failed the last 4 out of 5 years and I’d I failed that much at my job, I’d be fired. Also if Cutler doesn’t get hurt last year, they finish with a better record than the Lions, FACT!

  72. nflfollower says: Apr 11, 2012 5:33 PM

    @ suprsquirrel

    –I was referring to the defense mainly as declining, but I’ll address your concerns. Cutler has the best future of those 3 you mentioned, and that isn’t as good or as long as Stafford’s future. Stafford is 5 years younger and a whole lot tougher. Cutler would never throw a game winning TD with a seperated shoulder. Forte, well, he’s a running back with quite a bit of mileage on those legs, very good currently, but why do you think your own team is unwilling to extend him?? Running backs in the league fall of the map quicker than any other position, I give Forte 2-3 more years of impact, tops. Plus, he hates your franchise. Marshall, the guy is all over the place off the field, and yes he’s good but he’s entering his 7th NFL season, and his skills will also be declining over the next few years, if he can even manage to stay on the field with his legal troubles.

    So you mentioned a pouty crybaby qb who has talent I will admit, a RB who by NFL standards is aging who also hates your franchise, and a bipolar WR who will also be slowing down as he gets to 30 yrs old, and none of those guys can help your aging defense……

  73. aldavis4president says: Apr 11, 2012 6:50 PM

    Michael Bush got 1k yds last year in 11gms..him and forte will run all over the GB “defence”..nd last I checked bmarsh had his best seasons with Jay Cutler..bmarsh iz centuries better den Hester at WR..I’m a raider fan nd I noe wat bmarsh can do!! Gb and det got their hands full!!

  74. darthhitman77 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:37 PM

    All these Bears fans talking trash about the Lions, the 2nd game they played, if the Bears stay healthy this year etc. Who won when we were both healthy week 5? If YOU stay healthy? Our secondary was destroyed Turkey Day with everyone going down to injuries, we had to sign a RB off his couch. Gimme a break, we should’ve beaten you in 2010 with our 2nd and later 3rd string QBs. Typical Bears fans, only wanting to hear about injuries when they’re theirs.

  75. chicagoclarence1126 says: Apr 21, 2012 9:16 AM

    We finally got a gm with a clue. Angelo sucked,i will never forgive him for trading down and drafting michael haynes with terrel suggs on the board what an idiot. It shouldnt be hard to evaluate talent better than angelo as far as 1st rd picks go. Just look at our 1st rd picks during his tenure how many are still on the team. Check that how many are still in FOOTBALL.

  76. chicagoclarence1126 says: Apr 21, 2012 9:22 AM

    What happended to detroit in chicago didnt we whip yall pretty good.

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