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by thunderspirit
Sat Jun 22, 2024 10:34 pm
Forum: NFL General Discussion
Topic: Trevor Lawrence gets PAID
Replies: 48
Views: 638

Re: Trevor Lawrence gets PAID

dplank wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 1:28 pmWhy?
You know why, @dplank.
by thunderspirit
Thu Jun 20, 2024 2:49 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Austin Booker; "A Skinny Guy in a Big Guy's Body
Replies: 47
Views: 808

Re: Austin Booker; "A Skinny Guy in a Big Guy's Body

This may be what you're looking for: https://www.forbes.com/sites/prishe/2015/05/22/tracking-nfl-draft-efficiency-how-contingent-is-success-to-draft-position/ Your drawing the wrong conclusion here, I don't want to go into all of it because it would come off super snarky but you're way off the mark...
by thunderspirit
Thu Jun 20, 2024 2:43 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Bears sign Deandre Carter?
Replies: 86
Views: 1471

Re: Bears sign Deandre Carter?

I hated him because at 6'3 305, he was smaller than a prototypical OT. He actually had decently long arms and survived on above average athleticism. He was fine and my disdain was completely irrational because he wasn't actually a problem. I was just always wanting a more prototypical LT, and the B...
by thunderspirit
Thu Jun 20, 2024 11:09 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Austin Booker; "A Skinny Guy in a Big Guy's Body
Replies: 47
Views: 808

Re: Austin Booker; "A Skinny Guy in a Big Guy's Body

Pepperidge Farms remembers when DomRob was a potential steal: https://www.bearsfansonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=297128#p297128 We should have a contest now to try and project who will be the potential steal in 2 years who challenges Austin Booker for his roster spot. :D Indeed. People constantl...
by thunderspirit
Wed Jun 19, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Why the Bears Won't Make The Playoffs
Replies: 43
Views: 813

Re: Why the Bears Won't Make The Playoffs

wab wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 9:18 am I would consider 10 wins an incredibly successful season. I don't think it's a championship-level team yet, simply due to having a rookie QB, but I do think they will compete for a wildcard.
This.

I would anticipate a whole lot of "in the hunt" graphics for the Bears.
by thunderspirit
Tue Jun 18, 2024 8:15 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Bears sign Deandre Carter?
Replies: 86
Views: 1471

Re: Bears sign Deandre Carter?

Coming back to Deandre Carter, despite that tweet from Carter's agent Rusty posted 3 days ago there's still been no word about it from the Bears and Carter has not been added to their roster list on their website. It's all very odd. He has been added to the Ourlads roster site. https://www.ourlads....
by thunderspirit
Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:31 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Keenan Allen Changes Agent
Replies: 32
Views: 811

Re: Keenan Allen Changes Agent

Guess I'm the outlier here. :) Why would Allen change his agent now ? That's where the whole convo should start. Unless something weird went down, or they just never really liked each other, there's really only one reason for that to happen at this point in time--and that's Allen wants to remain a ...
by thunderspirit
Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: 2024 Season: Are You "Feeling It"?
Replies: 34
Views: 1106

Re: 2024 Season: Are You "Feeling It"?

I forgot you were a vet, plank. Thanks for your service bud. Haha! I’m not a vet, I’d never take that honor from someone who served even on an anonymous message board. My son is a decorated marine, Purple Heart, first in to Falluja, died in battle and was resuscitated - a genuine hero. So I’ll pass...
by thunderspirit
Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:30 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Zacch Pickens / DL article
Replies: 89
Views: 2352

Re: Zacch Pickens / DL article

wab wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:17 am You are losing exactly about a half of a sack per game in Jones and Ngakoue (combined). That doesn't feel like a huge hill to climb.
You're losing roughly (okay, "exactly about" :D) 700 snaps. That's what needs to be replaced.
by thunderspirit
Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:30 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Bears Defense - 20 and 20
Replies: 46
Views: 1376

Re: Bears Defense - 20 and 20

HurricaneBear wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 7:58 pm Is it his terrible love of queen latifah?
I will not stand for Queen slander, sir.

(Good thing I'm sitting down.)
by thunderspirit
Fri Jun 07, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: OTAs Part 2
Replies: 265
Views: 7574

Re: OTAs Part 2

wab wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 8:48 am Looks like Bagent has really put in a lot a work.
Best Shape of His Life [tm].

(But yes, it does look like he has.)
by thunderspirit
Thu Jun 06, 2024 10:38 pm
Forum: NFL General Discussion
Topic: Stroud criticizing Rodgers
Replies: 25
Views: 828

Re: Stroud criticizing Rodgers

I find it a little odd, personally, that Stroud would talk about specific situations regarding currently active players. I would have thought he could have made the point without naming names (if he's being mentored by Brady, he certainly isn't in the PR department), as it just doesn't seem like th...
by thunderspirit
Wed Jun 05, 2024 3:09 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Offensive Line - What will it look like
Replies: 381
Views: 15732

Re: Offensive Line - What will it look like

dplank wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 2:56 pm
The Marshall Plan wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 2:03 pm

With tits like that who gives a shit what she thinks about football?

Ok fine, does Cronin like to pat balls too?
She's a really good writer actually


She is.

We really do not need to reduce every woman in sports down to their body parts.
by thunderspirit
Wed Jun 05, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: OTAs Part 2
Replies: 265
Views: 7574

Re: OTAs Part 2

Keenan Allen not being willing to take a discount isn't exactly news; it's (part of) why he was traded to the Bears in the first place. By and large, I think players should get as much as they can get when they can get it. Pro sports careers are short, and NFL careers in particular. Allen is no exce...
by thunderspirit
Wed Jun 05, 2024 8:41 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: OTAs Part 2
Replies: 265
Views: 7574

Re: OTAs Part 2

Moriarty wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 7:20 am The only thing I see remotely of note is that Sweat is receptive to mentoring Booker.
The rest is just Standard Offseason Talk Positive About Everything blather.
Pretty much.
by thunderspirit
Sat Jun 01, 2024 5:28 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Offensive Line - What will it look like
Replies: 381
Views: 15732

Re: Offensive Line - What will it look like

When Ryan Poles accepted the job of Chicago Bears General Manager, he addressed the media shortly after, and a big talking point was how, as a former offensive lineman, his focus would be to build up the trenches and go from there. When you look at what Ryan Poles has done in his three offseasons i...
by thunderspirit
Sat Jun 01, 2024 5:15 pm
Forum: NFL General Discussion
Topic: My "Not involved in human trafficking" T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt.
Replies: 64
Views: 2868

Re: My "Not involved in human trafficking" T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt.

wab wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 12:56 pm I’m about one post away from shutting this one down.
Most likely for the best, considering the rules here.
by thunderspirit
Thu May 30, 2024 7:40 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Caleb Williams News and Rumor thread
Replies: 2660
Views: 80323

Re: Caleb Williams News and Rumor thread

The Marshall Plan wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 5:27 pm
Arkansasbear wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 3:54 pm

Don't be bad mouthing the Turtles!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wait....

There's someone who doesn't like The Turtles?
That's sacrilege!

by thunderspirit
Thu May 30, 2024 12:41 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Offensive Line - What will it look like
Replies: 381
Views: 15732

Re: Offensive Line - What will it look like

spudbear wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 11:33 amStud OL do not grow on trees
That's not what I heard...
by thunderspirit
Wed May 29, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Caleb Williams News and Rumor thread
Replies: 2660
Views: 80323

Re: Caleb Williams News and Rumor thread

dplank wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 2:03 pm I hate every band mentioned here lol....no offense! different strokes for different folks
This is why there are so many different flavors of ice cream.

Enjoy whatcha want. Life is short. :toast:
by thunderspirit
Wed May 29, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: NFL General Discussion
Topic: Any thought of Maxx Crosby saving our DE issue is gone
Replies: 27
Views: 1090

Re: Any thought of Maxx Crosby saving our DE issue is gone

Draft position means absolutely dick the moment the draft concludes. Not entirely true. It's accurate to say that guys get a chance to produce no matter where they're drafted, but it's also true that guys who are higher draft picks tend to get more chances than guys who aren't, both from the drafti...
by thunderspirit
Tue May 28, 2024 2:53 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Behind the Bear's path to the NFL Draft
Replies: 42
Views: 2051

Re: Behind the Bear's path to the NFL Draft

Really good point about the McCaskey family, @UOK. Their faith is something very important to them.
by thunderspirit
Fri May 24, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: 2024 BFO Draft Contest
Replies: 93
Views: 8218

Re: 2024 BFO Draft Contest

HisRoyalSweetness wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 7:08 pm
Grizzled wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 6:47 pm Only 2, Hema and I picked Kiran for the 3rd pick; both of us had him as our 3rd choice for another 3 points, totaling 18 for both of us. No one picked the punter as the 4th pick.
A parking lot knife fight it is then @UOK!
A pissing contest at 10 paces!
by thunderspirit
Fri May 24, 2024 7:10 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Who's your 3 key players for the 2024 season?
Replies: 40
Views: 2142

Re: Who's your 3 key players for the 2024 season?

Moriarty wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 5:47 pm Given Caleb as (1),

2) Whomever plays C. And why are we even considering the G over the C?
3) Nate Davis
4) Teven Jenkins
This is the right answer.

I'd go so far as to say, I expect Shelton to wind up at C because Bates will need to play in place of 3 (likely) or 4 (but I hope not).
by thunderspirit
Thu May 23, 2024 2:14 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository
Replies: 1229
Views: 132612

Re: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository

Okay I'm not following this as close as you. i was under the impression that the Parks District would still own and control the stadium like they do Soldier Field. So I assumed the city would still be getting the benefit from all revenue that is not Bears' games. If the deal gives the Bears all the...
by thunderspirit
Tue May 21, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository
Replies: 1229
Views: 132612

Re: Bears New Stadium Nonsense Repository

Yes there's always good and bad public/private deals. Most stadium deals have not stood the long term test especially compared to other businesses. Everything weve seen about Bears proposal looks no different in terms of being a economic loser. I mean, it's a great deal for the Bears. Less so for e...
by thunderspirit
Mon May 20, 2024 1:10 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: 2024 Draft by Schools
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: 2024 Draft by Schools

Related to this is the compilation put together by Josh Buchanan with DraftScout.com of where players come from.

It's not all that surprising but it does give yield solid percentages.
by thunderspirit
Sat May 18, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: How excited for the upcoming season are you?
Replies: 336
Views: 16653

Re: How excited for the upcoming season are you?

@The Marshall Plan, in my world the difficult one would've been my wife's mother-in-law, not mine.
by thunderspirit
Sat May 18, 2024 3:21 pm
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Bears sign S Kevin Byard to 2yr $15m deal
Replies: 89
Views: 4549

Re: Bears sign S Kevin Byard to 2yr $15m deal

I guess my question is, do we have faith in the market's price of players (as was the argument when Poles traded the previous starting QB) or do we not?
by thunderspirit
Fri May 17, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: Halas Hall
Topic: Examining the Chicago Bears Salary Cap Situation Post-Rookie Minicamp
Replies: 20
Views: 1301

Re: Examining the Chicago Bears Salary Cap Situation Post-Rookie Minicamp

I was looking at a different article lol... https://www.espn.com/nfl/insider/story/_/id/40134587/predicting-nfl-post-draft-offseason-trades-signings-players-new-teams-treylon-burks-jamal-adams#ogbah Barnwell suggests we could get him for 2M... Ah, well, that explains it. I can't read it, but have n...