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02-18-2013, 02:03 PM
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without Melton, a starting TE, 2 starting LBs unless you see Costanzo or DeCicco as starter and that mess that's called our OLine.


that would be bad in the following 2-3 years. Think about cutting Davis and restructure Tillman.
Hell, even Cutler would make more sense than Peppers.
Ideally a hole or two among those that you mentioned would be filled in the draft. The Bears are without a 3rd round pick though.

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02-18-2013, 04:25 PM
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Da'Quan Bowers was arrested at LaGuardia Airport today with a loaded gun in his carry-on. Uh, he honestly thought he could bring a not only a gun, but a loaded gun, through airport security and onto his flight and no one would figure out what he was doing? NFL players are so stupid.

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02-18-2013, 05:14 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised to see Peppers' deal to be extended/restructured.
I'm not sure he would be willing to, nor would the Bears. He's still got 3 years left, and given his age, just how long are we planning on extending him? And how much would we need to pay him so its WORTH HIS WHILE to sign an extension so he doesn't lose out on guaranteed money?

Tillman seems like the better bet for an extension that could save cap dollars.

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02-18-2013, 05:19 PM
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I'd like to see us give the Non-Exclusive tag for Henry Melton. It means we pay him 120% of his salary last year ($565k x 120% = $678k), if another team signs him to an offer sheet, we get to match, and if we choose not to, we get 2 first round picks. That seems like a hell of a deal.

The only risk is...Melton may decide not to sign the tag, and hold out the entire year, which means that he and the Bears both get nothing.

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02-18-2013, 05:24 PM
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Really hope Emery can iron out a long term deal with Melton and avoid any potential tag fiasco. Melton is only going to get better.

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02-18-2013, 05:30 PM
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Really hope Emery can iron out a long term deal with Melton and avoid any potential tag fiasco. Melton is only going to get better.
I agree. If we can work our a deal around $5M per year, I'd be thrilled. No way do I think he's worth $8M per yet, but at $5M per, cap hit wise, I think that's fair and I like keeping him around.

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I agree. If we can work our a deal around $5M per year, I'd be thrilled. No way do I think he's worth $8M per yet, but at $5M per, cap hit wise, I think that's fair and I like keeping him around.
5 would be fantastic. Not sure how much Melton is looking for, but that would be golden.

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02-18-2013, 05:41 PM
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5 would be fantastic. Not sure how much Melton is looking for, but that would be golden.
Given his comments (he thinks hes the best DT in the NFL) probably a bit more than $5M per. But he's a 4-3 DT, and there aren't a ton of 4-3 teams out there, so his market isn't huge.

Be curious to see how this one plays out.

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I just saw a rumor on Twitter that Romo was in a car accident and broke both his legs...

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It looks like the Romo rumor is fake.

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Ray, I am almost 100 percent positive it's just a hoax.

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02-19-2013, 12:44 AM
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I don't see any chance Melton signs for less than 7 million a year

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02-19-2013, 08:22 AM
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I don't see any chance Melton signs for less than 7 million a year
I think you're right.

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02-19-2013, 08:43 AM
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I don't see any chance Melton signs for less than 7 million a year
Unfortunately, I agree with you. I think odds are that is about as cheap as he will sign for. Maybe they can do a creative deal to lower the cap hit a bit, but $7M is probably the best we can do there. Hopefully they surprise us.

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02-19-2013, 09:35 AM
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Melton said the other day he thinks he's the best DT in the NFL. That might mean he wants around 10 mil. We'll see.

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02-19-2013, 09:58 AM
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Hey may THINK he is, but he has only had one productive season on record. He hasn't established himself as one of the premier DTs quite yet. This is seems a lot like Joe Flacco demanding to be the top paid QB after one Superbowl run where his team did as much to win it as he did himself.

He can ask, he may not receive. Let me put it differently: The Bears won't be paying him $10M per. Let's just hope we do it in a way where we get some draft picks back for him (non-exclusive tag if we have to).

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02-19-2013, 12:08 PM
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Hey may THINK he is, but he has only had one productive season on record. He hasn't established himself as one of the premier DTs quite yet. This is seems a lot like Joe Flacco demanding to be the top paid QB after one Superbowl run where his team did as much to win it as he did himself.

He can ask, he may not receive. Let me put it differently: The Bears won't be paying him $10M per. Let's just hope we do it in a way where we get some draft picks back for him (non-exclusive tag if we have to).
He has had 2 productive seasons at DT

And according to experts around league he was one of the premier DT"s last season

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02-19-2013, 12:24 PM
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He has had 2 productive seasons at DT

And according to experts around league he was one of the premier DT"s last season
As a pass rusher, he had two productive years, but as a run-stopper, only last year did he really take a step forward. His tackles doubled from 2011 to 2012 season.

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02-19-2013, 12:54 PM
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Melton has played 3 seasons in NFL at DT

He has improved each year

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02-19-2013, 01:41 PM
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Melton has played 3 seasons in NFL at DT

He has improved each year
Not arguing that. But he really didn't "break through" until last season, where he hit in all categories. Does that warrant a Top 5 DT salary? Not in my books. Top 10-20, perhaps.

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02-20-2013, 12:56 AM
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he will get paid for what we think he will do in the future, not what he did in the past. Do you think he will be a Top5 DT during his contract? I would reach a bit and say yes, for sure

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02-20-2013, 04:30 PM
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Man, this Twitter feud between Revis and Sherman is gold.

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02-20-2013, 08:35 PM
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restructuring cutler makes 0 sense. we shouldn't even think about resigning him until he proves he can get better for more than one or two games.

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02-21-2013, 12:47 AM
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says the Cutler hater...

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says the Cutler hater...
yea i don't like him because he's not once shown the ability to play consistently at an above average level.

turns 30 this year too.

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