Bears re-sign FS Deon Bush to 1 year deal

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Bears re-sign FS Deon Bush to 1 year deal

Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:29 am

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Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:34 am

Woo hoo! That was expected. And for considerably less than what I expected. I wonder if there are incentive bonuses in that.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:37 am

Bush has developed into a solid backup/spot-starter. Glad to see him return.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:40 am

Hard to not like that deal for the Bears.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:43 am

He gets kind of a prove it deal. I like it, price is right and he knows the system.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:58 am

Yeah, he came in handy week 1

https://www.packers.com/video/packers-t ... td-of-2019

at least Jimmy Graham made a play!
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:18 am

Solid CYA option for starting SS if the draft doesn't present one to you.

Still need depth at that spot. But if this is the market, we can probably get a decent vet at the minimum.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:41 am

Drone7 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:58 am
Yeah, he came in handy week 1

https://www.packers.com/video/packers-t ... td-of-2019

at least Jimmy Graham made a play!
One clip deserves another: ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzktB7qeQFE
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:51 am

haha...

but I have PLENTY more coverage lapses from his first few seasons in reserve...

so you'll get out-dueled if this continues, Yogi...

unless preseason counts? He's been heroic then...

but for 1.4 I'm not gonna die on that hillock

let's hope he isn't pressed into service
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:54 am

yeah, i get that money's getting tight, we've got a couple of holes and little draft capital, but deon's a player you can only cover up for so long. one year at 1.4 mil confirms the league's opinion of him. hoping a little bit that we've got a plan that doesnt involve him starting.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:07 pm

Drone7 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:51 am
haha...

but I have PLENTY more coverage lapses from his first few seasons in reserve...

so you'll get out-dueled if this continues, Yogi...

unless preseason counts? He's been heroic then...

but for 1.4 I'm not gonna die on that hillock

let's hope he isn't pressed into service
I’ll show you plenty of clips of Kwit getting roasted early in his career but you had no problem complaining that Pace didn’t pay him 7 mill.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:40 pm

I don't understand all the Deon Bush love.

He's a liability waiting to happen out there.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:44 pm

RustyTrubisky wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:54 am
yeah, i get that money's getting tight, we've got a couple of holes and little draft capital, but deon's a player you can only cover up for so long. one year at 1.4 mil confirms the league's opinion of him. hoping a little bit that we've got a plan that doesnt involve him starting.
At least we have more than 1 S on the roster now. Can't complain too much about $1.4M. But yeah... Hope there's another starting answer.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:10 pm

Mikefive wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:44 pm
RustyTrubisky wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:54 am
yeah, i get that money's getting tight, we've got a couple of holes and little draft capital, but deon's a player you can only cover up for so long. one year at 1.4 mil confirms the league's opinion of him. hoping a little bit that we've got a plan that doesnt involve him starting.
At least we have more than 1 S on the roster now. Can't complain too much about $1.4M. But yeah... Hope there's another starting answer.
We also have Kentrell Brice for what it's worth. Draft a safety and the best of those three wins the starting spot for the year
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:11 pm

cblaz11 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Drone7 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:51 am
haha...

but I have PLENTY more coverage lapses from his first few seasons in reserve...

so you'll get out-dueled if this continues, Yogi...

unless preseason counts? He's been heroic then...

but for 1.4 I'm not gonna die on that hillock

let's hope he isn't pressed into service
I’ll show you plenty of clips of Kwit getting roasted early in his career but you had no problem complaining that Pace didn’t pay him 7 mill.
um, that's why I used to call him AdeKwit
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:14 pm

Players, can improve as they gain experience.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:30 pm

Kwit's roughly the same player, but was used better by Pagano.

In general, though, I prefer ridding players that underperform after 3+ years even if it means occasionally being wrong.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:48 pm

It's a desperation stopgap.

Cheaper than I expected (2-2.5), so that's a plus.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:01 pm

His pff grade has went up every year. Limited sample last year but it was over 80. 76.6 in 2018.

It could be worse.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:03 pm

i dont mind bush, he's shown some flashes and hopefully gets more confident and learns from the players around him. dont hate this deal at all.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:04 pm

Good signing for the money, familiar with the team + system. I hope he isn't our starter but has value as a reserve, and is getting paid reserve money. Nothing not to like here.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:07 pm

...also, just getting this out of the way since you know it's coming...

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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:34 pm

Yeah, I'd be less than excited about him as a starter, but for about 700k above his vet minimum, I don't see any reason to be upset about this at all.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:50 pm

Oh, I don't think I'd get outdueled on Deon Bush at all. You know why? Because, with the exception of the Graham TD, evidence of him being a liability in coverage is nearly nonexistent since his rookie year.

Here are three highlights of the three starts he's had since he was a rookie--in '18 after Eddie went down. Yeah, he's no EJack, but he wasn't much of a liability either. Remember, these are highlights, so if he's being exposed in any meaningful way, it should show up on them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFQs_-plauA

In this start against the Niners, I noticed him being exposed in coverage once.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNXUwjEO5bY

Against the Vikings he had one PI call that would have been a great play by him if he hadn't caught the receiver's helmet coming across.

The final clip is the Eagle playoff game. He actually plays really well in this one with some good hits around the goal line and some good finishing tackles as a center fielder. He misses one tackle in this one, but also stops the Eagle's two point conversion. Other than what I mentioned, show me in any of these clips where he was a liability.



Now remember, in all these clips, he's playing Eddie's spot as center fielder. I think he'd be even more effective playing as an in the box safety. Watching these clips, I have no idea why he gets such a bad rap here on his play. Amos gets exposed in coverage far more than Bush does.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:44 am

I mean it was Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Graham. It isn't like Bush gave up 4 TDs to Mitch Trubisky. What did the Bear offense have to score to win that game? Bush gets full on 100% pass on that.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:48 am

It's been other games too. I've watched him.

Not an instinctive player. He gets by with recovery speed and decent toughness.

Like I said, I'm not going to make a big deal about bringing back a role player at a shallow position that also plays STs decently.

I would have preferred bringing in someone with more upside, but they don't even have a viable starter signed.

If he's pressed into a starter role or used in a big nickel package, I don't expect too many bad plays with a very good surrounding cast...the problem would come if injuries affected the pass rush.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:42 pm

I think that would be a problem, or at least more of one, with whoever is back there.
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Re: Deon Bush re-signs w/ Bears, 1 year contract

Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:03 pm

Didn't he have something insanely low on snaps last year? Like 58?

So there is basically a zero percent chance one could throw much relevant from recent past

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