Manning not knowing the correct coverage in the Super Bowl, which led to a Colts 50+ yard TD, is dismissed because he was a rookie. After some experience, Manning later DEVELOPED into a quality safety.
But McClellin is a bust with no room to improve, cut him now.
Also note that Manning went to BCS powerhouse Abilene Christian.
Manning was playing a new position (He was CB in college) and he was not 19th overall pick like Shea
So that gives him a pass to blow a simple thing such as knowing cover 1 or cover 2 in the Super Bowl? You pick on McClellin for missing tackle on Tate TD even though four other guys missed him.
Also McClellin is adjusting to being a full time, hand in the ground pass rusher. Manning was a high 2nd round pick, it's not like he was some 6th rounder.
I went back and edited my previous post, but it's amazing that a guy from Boise State is a bust after 10 games, but a guy from Abilene Christian was given time to develop and turned into quality safety.
Manning was also a good kick returner and played nickel for awhile. and irc on the sb play you're talking about, Tillman or vasher let the receiver run free down the sideline and Manning was late getting over.
and safety/db is a harder position to learn than pass rushing de. and Manning got moved around from safety to nickel back to bench, etc...and wasn't a first round pick
Yup, Illini is right. Moore trashed Cutler and insulted Lovie when they met about it. He won't play unless the Bears have no choice.
That's a good point. I do remember when Moore kept opening his mouth early in the year about Cutler and Cutler (on his radio) show put things as nicely as he could saying "DJ says lots of things" and left it at that. I thought he was OK as a Nickel player, but sounds like his locker room / mouth may have gotten him in trouble here.
The Minnesota Vikings' season will be on the line Sunday against the Chicago Bears. As such, linebacker Chad Greenway has asked fans to get "super-duper drunk" in order to boost the Vikings' home-field advantage at the Metrodome.
"We have to play accordingly and our fans have to show up accordingly, which we know they will. Hopefully, they're super-duper drunk. ... So drink liquor, not beer," he said after Minnesota's loss to Green Bay last Sunday, according to the Star Tribune.
"Yeah, I would say morning drinking," Greenway said, according to the newspaper. "Why not? You could pull an all-nighter. Then you'd have the drunk, tired guys who will really be obnoxious."
Honestly at this point I wouldn't mind if Bears moved down in draft
If a team gets 2 2nd rounders ,, Bears should trade down for them
3 2nd round picks could be very good for Bears this year in draft addressing a variety of areas
Originally Posted by MurrayBannerman
I think it's situational. If there's an OT, Warmack, or a ILB available where we're picking, take them. If not, Eifert is probably BPA and the best fit.
Eifert is the only one who can really block, so keep that in mind.
My hope is one of the teams at the top of the draft, like KC or JAC for example, wants to trade back into the bottom of the 1st round. That way Bears can draft a lineman high 2nd, like Cooper from UNC, a linebacker like Green from Rutgers late 2nd, and Ertz early 3rd. That's my pipe dream.
Depends on who's available when the Bears pick in the 1st round though, like MB said.