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by Atkins&Rebel
Sat Mar 02, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Some Free Agent ideas, your thoughts?
Replies: 134
Views: 4193

Re: Some Free Agent ideas, your thoughts?

There's not a lot of QB's that he's worked with out there that you'd bring in as a backup. John Woolford doesn't inspire much confidence. Sean Mannion and Blake Bortles have retired. Case Keenun is like 38. I suppose Drew Lock might be the best option if they are looking for someone with familiarit...
by Atkins&Rebel
Fri Mar 01, 2024 10:56 pm
Forum: NFL General Discussion
Topic: 2024 NFL Rule Changes
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: 2024 NFL Rule Changes

I grew up with it being illegal for an offensive player to physically assist the ball carrier in any way other than blocking opponents who are not engaged in tackling the ball carrier. I find the tush push the abhorrent result of allowing offensive linemen/blockers to "move the piles" from...
by Atkins&Rebel
Fri Mar 01, 2024 5:22 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: 2024 Combine Talk
Replies: 47
Views: 1274

Re: 2024 Combine Talk

Dallas Turner coming in shorter and heavier than most people expected at 6'2 257. I think most people expected him to be 6'4 240ish. Laiatu Latu coming in at 6'5 259 and running an unofficial 4.6 forty is wild. If it weren't for his medicals, dude would be a top 5 pick easy. I'm feeling pretty temp...
by Atkins&Rebel
Thu Feb 29, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository
Replies: 895
Views: 98451

Re: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository

Oh and @Moriarty If you really believe that potential is where the valuation should be set, I challenge you to contact the IRS and tell them that you could potentially work an extra 5-8 hours a week than what you currently do and wish to be taxed on that total earning potential rather than what you...
by Atkins&Rebel
Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:20 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository
Replies: 895
Views: 98451

Re: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository

Oh and Moriarty If you really believe that potential is where the valuation should be set, I challenge you to contact the IRS and tell them that you could potentially work an extra 5-8 hours a week than what you currently do and wish to be taxed on that total earning potential rather than what you a...
by Atkins&Rebel
Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:15 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository
Replies: 895
Views: 98451

Re: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository

I'm no expert on real estate/valuation/taxation, but this is how I look at it. The Bears had no intention of ever keeping or using the racetrack facilities there. They were paying 197M for the land/location. The racetrack facilities had ZERO value to them. (A slight negative value, actually, since ...
by Atkins&Rebel
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:12 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Caleb Williams News and Rumor thread
Replies: 1183
Views: 17691

Re: Caleb Williams News and Rumor thread

There's absolutely nothing wrong with expressing concerns. I don't understand the folks who take people saying "this concerns me" as a hard stance against a player. There have only been a handful of players that have come along where I'm like "nope...no way in hell...too many glaring...
by Atkins&Rebel
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:01 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository
Replies: 895
Views: 98451

Re: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository

https://deadspin.com/chicago-bears-new-stadium-virginia-mccaskey-nfl-owner-1851290862 A bit of history: As previously mentioned, the Bears purchased the Racecourse property in 2023 for $197 million. They then proceeded to demolish all the buildings on the property, in hopes of lowering the site’s p...
by Atkins&Rebel
Mon Feb 26, 2024 7:54 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository
Replies: 895
Views: 98451

Re: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository

All over the country, Towns and Countys are raising property tax assessments. My area just had a county wide 12% increase in all rural areas because of budget shortfalls from the state level. There are properties that might be worth more than the 12% increase, and probably several that are not. But ...
by Atkins&Rebel
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:05 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: How much can Waldron and Fields "work" togther
Replies: 30
Views: 949

Re: How much can Waldron and Fields "work" togther

There are, in general, 2 types of coaches. 1) Coaches that put together a playbook and expect players to learn it and perform in practices 2) Coaches that put together a playbook and use practices to teach the nuance of the plays. To some extent, most NFL coaches are limited in practice time so want...
by Atkins&Rebel
Fri Feb 16, 2024 5:43 pm
Forum: The BFO Lounge
Topic: DRs, Medicine and Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: DRs, Medicine and Insurance

Just to clarify, I first injured this area in 2008 Did PT and Chiropractor to the point as an athlete, I can do everything they’ve asked me to do and my wife is also a PT So I’ve had episodes of chronic pain, and stretches of only mild tightness or no pain but it keeps reoccurring. And this one is t...
by Atkins&Rebel
Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:57 pm
Forum: The BFO Lounge
Topic: DRs, Medicine and Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 624

DRs, Medicine and Insurance

Went to my primary because my bad back flared up with acute pain. This round is just localized pain in the mid lumbar region. Previous episodes have involved nerve numbness in my left leg and foot. I explained my history: Heavy manual laborer and have played football O line since 7th grade. I have M...
by Atkins&Rebel
Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:04 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Update: JJ McCarthy's stock on the rise
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: JJ McCarthy pushing the top 3 QBs?

I honestly don't want anything to do with a "Harbaugh enhanced" QB without Harbaugh.
by Atkins&Rebel
Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:51 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: 6 names to add this offseason
Replies: 64
Views: 1613

Re: 6 names to add this offseason

I'm not as big on Odunze as many of y'all. Unless he shows some more speed at the combine, I think he's gonna fall a bit in the draft. Size and production still gets him drafted in the 1st. But maybe drops into the 20's. However, if Nabers is somehow sitting there at 9... Odunze ran 10.6 100m in hi...
by Atkins&Rebel
Wed Feb 14, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Sounds like Kevin Warren favors a trade back...
Replies: 99
Views: 3243

Re: Sounds like Kevin Warren favors a trade back...

Obversations: - As far as Fields goes, he was extremely complimentary. It felt like a neutral-positive response from a person who is extremely calculated with every response. - Warren is miles better than Ted Phillips. Seems authentic, earnest, and smart. Ted Phillips always came off as aggressivel...
by Atkins&Rebel
Wed Feb 14, 2024 10:36 am
Forum: NFL General Discussion
Topic: Jalen Carter Drama
Replies: 18
Views: 776

Re: Lets check in on Jalen Carter...

I could overlook things said in the heat of the moment on the football field. (I've been defending Travis Kelce yelling at Reid)

just No emotional maturity or optical awareness.
by Atkins&Rebel
Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:42 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Justin Fields Megathread - A story of Lovers and Haters
Replies: 6197
Views: 264910

Re: Justin Fields Megathread - A story of Lovers and Haters

Adding to the Schefter comment yesterday; today the ESPN blowhards on Get Up were really talking up Fields to Pittsburgh. As each day passes, it is sounding more and more like Fields won't be in Chicago next year. It's still technically speculation, but I think there is legitimate smoke to those ru...
by Atkins&Rebel
Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:09 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: 6 names to add this offseason
Replies: 64
Views: 1613

Re: 6 names to add this offseason

Ok let me think here for a minute. The #1 pick for Justin Jefferson and the Vikings 1st Rounder. Flip that first Rounder and #9 for the #2 pick and grab Marvin Harrison Jr. Fulfill my Super Duper Offense dreams with Jefferson, MHJ and Moore? YES PLEASE You've sold me. What if I told you I fantasize...
by Atkins&Rebel
Tue Feb 13, 2024 4:32 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Crazy Offseason Plan 2
Replies: 28
Views: 1035

Re: Crazy Offseason Plan 2

Also, on a slight nitpick, I think we're just shy of 26 mil in savings if we cut Whitehair and Jackson and trade Fields. We might just be talking on a bit different thing- I was specficially referring to 2024 Cap - not overall savings Here's my math - feel free to check it (I think it's actually li...
by Atkins&Rebel
Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: 6 names to add this offseason
Replies: 64
Views: 1613

Re: 6 names to add this offseason

This thread is as good of one as any to put this in: Had on an old Bears shirt in the gym this morning. Guy with a Minnesota shirt asks me if I'm aware that we're supposedly rumored to trade #1 overall for Justin Jefferson? I said I found that hard to believe but in Viking circles, I guess it's a ho...
by Atkins&Rebel
Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:25 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Crazy Offseason Plan 2
Replies: 28
Views: 1035

Re: Crazy Offseason Plan 2

Also, on a slight nitpick, I think we're just shy of 26 mil in savings if we cut Whitehair and Jackson and trade Fields.
by Atkins&Rebel
Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:43 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Caleb Williams News and Rumor thread
Replies: 1183
Views: 17691

Re: Build around Caleb scenarios

What examples do we have of NFL QB's who had 30+ starts of bad to mediocre play who then 'matured' in Years 4 or 5. Specifically in year 4-5, not sure. But there are examples of guys who started out ugly and had some success: Jacoby Brissett, Tyrod Taylor, Geno Smith, Baker Mayfield, Doug Flutie, M...
by Atkins&Rebel
Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:34 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Free Agent Wish List
Replies: 76
Views: 3336

Re: Free Agent Wish List

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dREuMkJP2cc Guy did a good job listing the cap situations of top and bottom teams and then speculating on potential FA cuts by position and the money the team would save. Just saves some time if you don't want to go through everyone's roster and see for yourself. Prob...
by Atkins&Rebel
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Caleb Williams News and Rumor thread
Replies: 1183
Views: 17691

Re: Build around Caleb scenarios

I will have to agree to disagree with you on this one. Surrounding the QB with as many weapons as possible is always the best plan, in my opinion.(with that said I would prefer a WR but I'd be on board for Bowers so we aren't totally on opposite pages here) The reason most of the time you want a 3r...
by Atkins&Rebel
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:07 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: 6 names to add this offseason
Replies: 64
Views: 1613

Re: 6 names to add this offseason

It's hard for me to 100% reconcile the expectation of Rookie QB + Playoffs. It can happen, it usually doesn't. The apparent news that the team is moving on from Fields along with the Waldron hire suggests that the Bears brought in Waldron with the expectation that he can be a teaching coach and not...
by Atkins&Rebel
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:00 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: 6 names to add this offseason
Replies: 64
Views: 1613

Re: 6 names to add this offseason

That may be a part of the reason they are going to dump Fields though. The cap savings from resetting the QB pay scale and not spend 50-60+ million /year for 1 player, can allow you to pay more than you normally would for FA's at other positions. A rookie QB taken first overall will actually cost n...
by Atkins&Rebel
Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Biggs: Not a question if Bears draft a QB, it's simply which one
Replies: 55
Views: 1477

Re: Biggs: Not a question if Bears draft a QB, it's simply which one

Just listened to the Biggs bit, and man, he sounds downright disdainful towards the idea that they won't use the #1 overall to draft a QB. That's a guy who sounds absolutely convinced and annoyed that he has to keep explaining it to people. You noticed that too huh? I mean just seeing the reactions...
by Atkins&Rebel
Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:27 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: 6 names to add this offseason
Replies: 64
Views: 1613

Re: 6 names to add this offseason

That’s close to a $75M Defensive Line. That’s why I’m only imagining it. The Bears might splurge at one position on the DL, but not two. That may be a part of the reason they are going to dump Fields though. The cap savings from resetting the QB pay scale and not spend 50-60+ million /year for 1 pl...
by Atkins&Rebel
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:28 pm
Forum: NFL General Discussion
Topic: NFL Playoffs - Super Bowl 58
Replies: 36
Views: 1555

Re: NFL Playoffs - Super Bowl 58

First half impressions: First and foremost pressure is key to a good defense. I really hope we can get another DE this off season even if we have to break the bank a bit. I really feel for Greenlaw. Guys was just amped up to get on the field and possibly (likely) tore his Achilles. Kelce is seething...
by Atkins&Rebel
Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:08 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: 6 names to add this offseason
Replies: 64
Views: 1613

Re: 6 names to add this offseason

Free Agent Signings: RB Austin Eckler: 3 yrs, $22,367,367. Johnson is a nice RB who is good at many things, but not great, So it'd be nice to have a true weapon out of the back field. A committee between the 2 would average around 8 mill a year. Throw in a later round draft pick and that's still a ...