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I missed the signing of not 1 but 2 long snappers? Guess the Patrick Scale era is over.

With Allen not getting a number, I'm thinking they may be waiting until after the draft and may give CW the first shot to secure 13 since the plan will be for him to start for the next 15 years and at best I'd think Allen plays 4 (more likely 2-3).
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Arkansasbear wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:56 am I missed the signing of not 1 but 2 long snappers? Guess the Patrick Scale era is over.
He's getting old, so bringing in guys to get familiar and audition for the future makes sense...
...except for 1 of the 2 being even older than Scales(?!?!?)


Is he hurt and going to miss part of camp or something?
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Arkansasbear wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:56 am I missed the signing of not 1 but 2 long snappers? Guess the Patrick Scale era is over.
I think those dudes had been signed to futures contracts right after the season ended.
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So we have 3 long snappers on the roster?
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alexwilkins wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 1:11 pm So we have 3 long snappers on the roster?
Scales is old. Probably lots of vet rest days in his future πŸ˜‚
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No Keenan Allen number?

Caleb Williams to Bears confirmed!
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The Cooler King wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 1:54 pm
alexwilkins wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 1:11 pm So we have 3 long snappers on the roster?
Scales is old. Probably lots of vet rest days in his future πŸ˜‚
Maybe we are stockpiling long snappers like we did TEs a few years ago.
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HurricaneBear wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 1:59 pm No Keenan Allen number?

Caleb Williams to Bears confirmed!
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Arkansasbear wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 2:03 pm
The Cooler King wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 1:54 pm

Scales is old. Probably lots of vet rest days in his future πŸ˜‚
Maybe we are stockpiling long snappers like we did TEs a few years ago.
Maybe they're going to emulate that hilarious Bringing In a Dozen Kickers thing from a few years back, but with punters, so they need a fleet of LS to go with.
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UOK wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:30 am
That's disappointing. He wore 0 last year with the Eagles. I thought we were going to get our first Bear player in history to wear 0!
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HisRoyalSweetness wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 4:57 pm
UOK wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:30 am
That's disappointing. He wore 0 last year with the Eagles. I thought we were going to get our first Bear player in history to wear 0!
George McCaskey has gone on the record saying that so long as he’s in charge no Bear will ever wear zero. No idea why.
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UOK wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:03 pm George McCaskey has gone on the record saying that so long as he’s in charge no Bear will ever wear zero. No idea why.
I'm not a fan of 0 as a jersey number but given the Bears have maxed out those they can retire adding it would at least open up the possibility of one more. I mean suppose Caleb Williams is, as expected, drafted by the Bears and leads the team to multiple championships... :D
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HisRoyalSweetness wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:25 pm
UOK wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:03 pm George McCaskey has gone on the record saying that so long as he’s in charge no Bear will ever wear zero. No idea why.
I'm not a fan of 0 as a jersey number but given the Bears have maxed out those they can retire adding it would at least open up the possibility of one more. I mean suppose Caleb Williams is, as expected, drafted by the Bears and leads the team to multiple championships... :D
I think that CW should wear 0. After he wins his first Super Bowl he changes to 1 and increases after each such win. That way when he retires he can wear 13.
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Arkansasbear wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:05 am
HisRoyalSweetness wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:25 pm

I'm not a fan of 0 as a jersey number but given the Bears have maxed out those they can retire adding it would at least open up the possibility of one more. I mean suppose Caleb Williams is, as expected, drafted by the Bears and leads the team to multiple championships... :D
I think that CW should wear 0. After he wins his first Super Bowl he changes to 1 and increases after each such win. That way when he retires he can wear 13.
Why is he only playing for 13 seasons?
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UOK wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:03 pm
HisRoyalSweetness wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 4:57 pm

That's disappointing. He wore 0 last year with the Eagles. I thought we were going to get our first Bear player in history to wear 0!
George McCaskey has gone on the record saying that so long as he’s in charge no Bear will ever wear zero. No idea why.
Probably an adherent to the concept that zero is not a number or something along those lines.
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HurricaneBear wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:30 pm
Arkansasbear wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:05 am

I think that CW should wear 0. After he wins his first Super Bowl he changes to 1 and increases after each such win. That way when he retires he can wear 13.
Why is he only playing for 13 seasons?
I'm trying to be realistic in my post. I expect during his career there will be 5 seasons that "it's just not our year." Maybe a key injury, don't play well in a playoff game / Super Bowl. I saying it's 18 years with 18 years in the playoffs and 13 Super Bowl wins and losing 3.
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Arkansasbear wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2024 2:48 pm
HurricaneBear wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:30 pm

Why is he only playing for 13 seasons?
I'm trying to be realistic in my post. I expect during his career there will be 5 seasons that "it's just not our year." Maybe a key injury, don't play well in a playoff game / Super Bowl. I saying it's 18 years with 18 years in the playoffs and 13 Super Bowl wins and losing 3.
While I think he'd win minimum 18 super bowls in that scenario, your reasoning makes sense. I thought you were losing it saying he'd only make it 13 years.
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HisRoyalSweetness wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 4:57 pm
UOK wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:30 am
That's disappointing. He wore 0 last year with the Eagles. I thought we were going to get our first Bear player in history to wear 0!
Same here. For that alone I would have got his jersey.
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MORE NUMBERS FOR MORE GUYS WHO ARE JUST GUYS YOU DON'T KNOW, HELL, I DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE

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That's odd.

I didn't realize Kendall Williamson signed a futures contract with the Bills, not the Bears (before the Bears picked up 2 FA safeties).
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Bearfacts wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:35 pm
UOK wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:03 pm

George McCaskey has gone on the record saying that so long as he’s in charge no Bear will ever wear zero. No idea why.
Probably an adherent to the concept that zero is not a number or something along those lines.
Perhaps he thinks as long as he's around, he'll never consider any Bear player being a zero.
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Yogi da Bear wrote: ↑Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:03 am
Bearfacts wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:35 pm

Probably an adherent to the concept that zero is not a number or something along those lines.
Perhaps he thinks as long as he's around, he'll never consider any Bear player being a zero.
As tradition bound as GMcC is I would guess he may even have had an issue for someone wearing numbers #1 and #2 so he felt he had to draw the line somewhere. At least now he's being an owner and just owning instead of interjection himself into management.
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Bearfacts wrote: ↑Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:10 pm
Yogi da Bear wrote: ↑Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:03 am

Perhaps he thinks as long as he's around, he'll never consider any Bear player being a zero.
As tradition bound as GMcC is I would guess he may even have had an issue for someone wearing numbers #1 and #2 so he felt he had to draw the line somewhere. At least now he's being an owner and just owning instead of interjection himself into management.
While I don't think it's helpful to his team, he IS the owner, and I can understand why the owner of a thing might have an interest in ensuring that the thing he own reflects the things he likes and or cares about. Not sure what George's hangup is with those low numbers but it's a real thing I guess...
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grendel2000 wrote: ↑Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:32 pm
Bearfacts wrote: ↑Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:10 pm

As tradition bound as GMcC is I would guess he may even have had an issue for someone wearing numbers #1 and #2 so he felt he had to draw the line somewhere. At least now he's being an owner and just owning instead of interjection himself into management.
While I don't think it's helpful to his team, he IS the owner, and I can understand why the owner of a thing might have an interest in ensuring that the thing he own reflects the things he likes and or cares about. Not sure what George's hangup is with those low numbers but it's a real thing I guess...
I think we will have someone wearing 0 in the not too distant future. Players have their numbers. Back in the 80s, WRs and TEs seemed to gravitate to 80 and 88. But now it seems like everyone wants to be the guy that make the number "famous." I think that's why you see so many skill players wearing single digits or 10-19. Jerry Rice made 80 famous, Randy Moss made 84 famous, so they want a number without all the history.

There will be a college player we draft soon that has worn 0 his whole career and I think that's when we will see the change. Granted the same thing might happen soon with the number 3 (although that still seems to be a number I don't see worn much), but it's a different story when the number has been retired.
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You may or may not know, but the reason WRs and TEs gravitated to those numbers was because of NFL rules. Until a few years ago position groupings had restricted numbers:
QB, K, P 1-19
RB DB 20-49
TE 40-49, 80-89
LB 50-59, 90-99
C 50-79
G, T 60-79
DL 60-79, 90-99
WR 80-89

You would sometimes see WRs with 10-19 because that range was permitted for KR and PR.
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Whats Allen's number gonna be? Maybe he's still waiting to run things by Caleb first.
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thefish7 wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:46 am You may or may not know, but the reason WRs and TEs gravitated to those numbers was because of NFL rules. Until a few years ago position groupings had restricted numbers:
QB, K, P 1-19
RB DB 20-49
TE 40-49, 80-89
LB 50-59, 90-99
C 50-79
G, T 60-79
DL 60-79, 90-99
WR 80-89

You would sometimes see WRs with 10-19 because that range was permitted for KR and PR.
I know that. But you would always see more 80s and 88s than 87s or 89s. I think it was the mindset of kids who watch Rice so they wanted to wear his number. I think more and more kids are saying "I want to be the first 'me" not the next "Rice'."

But you are correct that having more numbers available now does give them the freedom to do so.
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UOK wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:03 pm
HisRoyalSweetness wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 4:57 pm

That's disappointing. He wore 0 last year with the Eagles. I thought we were going to get our first Bear player in history to wear 0!
George McCaskey has gone on the record saying that so long as he’s in charge no Bear will ever wear zero. No idea why.
No player has ever worn 0 in the history of this franchise (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). George is old school like that, wants to protect Halas' vision/approach as best he can. I respect the hell out of that.
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Arkansasbear wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:05 am
HisRoyalSweetness wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:25 pm

I'm not a fan of 0 as a jersey number but given the Bears have maxed out those they can retire adding it would at least open up the possibility of one more. I mean suppose Caleb Williams is, as expected, drafted by the Bears and leads the team to multiple championships... :D
I think that CW should wear 0. After he wins his first Super Bowl he changes to 1 and increases after each such win. That way when he retires he can wear 13.
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