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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:45 pm 
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Apparently Thompson has ties to Tyrod Taylor going back to High School, so that could be one part of it. The other thing is that Thompson was getting a fresh start and that wakes something up on occasion for athletes.

I don't feel bad at all about releasing him. He was unreliable and mediocre.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:51 pm 
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It was just a question of which unreliable, mediocre WR you were gonna release. Deonta must have lost the coin flip.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:53 pm 
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Also two catches made up the majority of his yards...so it wasn't like he was just destroying the defense all day.

The Bears didn't just release Jerry Rice.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:22 pm 
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wab wrote:
Also two catches made up the majority of his yards...so it wasn't like he was just destroying the defense all day.

The Bears didn't just release Jerry Rice.


We're not looking for Jerry Rice WAB. We're looking for a receiver that can run a route and catch a ball. That's it. Personally I think he was an average receiver, which is better than 80% of our current roster.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:29 pm 
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Bears Whiskey Nut wrote:
wab wrote:
Also two catches made up the majority of his yards...so it wasn't like he was just destroying the defense all day.

The Bears didn't just release Jerry Rice.


We're not looking for Jerry Rice WAB. We're looking for a receiver that can run a route and catch a ball. That's it. Personally I think he was an average receiver, which is better than 80% of our current roster.

He's been cut how many times? I get that it's frustrating to see a player the Bears just had go out and have a nice day when the Bears are struggling to find guys to catch the ball. But they aren't throwing to WR's anyway.

I think Wright is infinitely better than Thompson, and I don't understand why he's not been more involved.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:38 pm 
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wab wrote:
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wab wrote:
Also two catches made up the majority of his yards...so it wasn't like he was just destroying the defense all day.

The Bears didn't just release Jerry Rice.


We're not looking for Jerry Rice WAB. We're looking for a receiver that can run a route and catch a ball. That's it. Personally I think he was an average receiver, which is better than 80% of our current roster.

He's been cut how many times? I get that it's frustrating to see a player the Bears just had go out and have a nice day when the Bears are struggling to find guys to catch the ball. But they aren't throwing to WR's anyway.

I think Wright is infinitely better than Thompson, and I don't understand why he's not been more involved.


Loggains think he's at his best playing something like 18-25 snaps per game.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:03 pm 
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wab wrote:
Also two catches made up the majority of his yards...so it wasn't like he was just destroying the defense all day.

The Bears didn't just release Jerry Rice.

Even at age 55 Jerry Rice is probably still better than any of our WRs!

Yesterday I asked Torry Holt if he'd come out of retirement and play for the Bears. Unfortunately he just laughed. :(

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:11 pm 
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wab wrote:
Also two catches made up the majority of his yards...so it wasn't like he was just destroying the defense all day.

The Bears didn't just release Jerry Rice.


Nobody said “why did the Bears release a Pro-Bowl receiver”. We currently have, apparently, nothing on the roster and what we did have wasn’t good enough for a roster spot...but is good enough for a roster spot on another team and immediately produced. I’m not expecting this production from him in a weekly basis, but come on! We also don’t have any type of deep threat, so two of those plays must have been over 25 yards then...we also don’t have anybody outside of a RB doing that either, that would also be nice production to have.

It just doesn’t make sense, that’s all I was saying.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:29 pm 
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Hey, dammit, Tanner Gentry has been active for how many weeks now? :?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:33 pm 
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We are literally talking about #4 or worse WR's that on our team have to be a #1 or #2. The idea that Thompson can perform while in the #4 spot in Buffalo shouldn't be shocking, he just couldn't handle his role here. Will Gentry or McBride do any better? Probably not, but at least its an unknown at this point whether either can develop beyond that role.


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