It’s about damn time.

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Phil Emery has pushed all the right buttons so far this offseason. If he couldn’t get Matt Forte signed, I wasn’t going to blame him. I was going to blame Jerry Angelo. Forte should have been signed in training camp last year. Had that happened, he would have received less money and therefore, more cap space for the Bears in the future. Regardless, Emery bailed the franchise out of a potentially shitty situation come next offseason because had Forte not been signed, both him and Urlacher would need new contracts at the same time.

I won’t say Forte was overpaid, but he earned a long-term contract. He has busted his ass from day one and did everything that was asked of him. I was screaming on this site for the last year to just give this guy whatever he wants. Instead, Jerry Angelo was low-balling him all of last season and Emery had to come in and clean the mess up just hours before the deadline.

Feel free to add your thoughts.

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24 Responses to “It’s about damn time.”

  1. Tony Says:

    The Score was crying about how big his contract was, but if you look at Ray Rice’s, it was a steal. And it is slightly lower than De Angelo Williams.

  2. ambrose Says:

    Forte wanted 9 million, Bears wanted to give him 7 million, so Emery met him in the middle. See that Angelo? That’s called negotiating. It’s not hard if you work at it.

  3. chucky Says:

    “Phil Emery has pushed all the right buttons so far this offseason.”

    Sorry Fro, not quite. Lovie Baker is still here. But I don’t think it was his call to make just yet. That still belongs to THE OLD BITCH.

  4. Fro Dog Says:

    Chucky,

    Not quite is right as far as the situation to Lovie. Let’s not forget though, that it was part of the deal for him to get the job if Lovie stays at least one year. He’s gone after this season if they don’t win the Super Bowl.

  5. chucky Says:

    I hope to hell you’re right Fro. I am so goddamn sick and tired of his bullshit routine. If he isn’t gone at the end of the season I may well end up in Steeler nation.

  6. Robert Says:

    Chucky you are more than welcome to join steeler nation there is always room for more

  7. chucky Says:

    You have room for a raving lunatic like me?

  8. Robert Says:

    U only speak the truth ….and with management like the rooneys you may not have much to be po about ….there isnt no tom dicketts or mccrapsky family running steel town

  9. chucky Says:

    I try Robert. I’m not giving up yet, but it’s getting close.

    Dicketts? McCrapsky? Ouch! You have a point.

  10. Pie In The Sky Says:

    I have a counter-proposal for you Chucky. Come join the Green Bay Packers and purchase a certificate of ownership in the franchise! You’d even have things to be PO’ed about… like Brett Favre!

  11. chucky Says:

    I don’t think I can do that. The mere fact that Brett Favre drew a paycheck from the Packers for so long might prevent me from doing that.

    But I know it would piss off a couple people I know who think the Bears can just do no wrong, and are going to the Super Bowl every fucking year. Yet, when it comes time to draft fantasy players for their team, they might draft one or two guys every 5 years. It might be worth pissing them off, just for shits and giggles.

  12. genrebuster Says:

    Kudos on paying the man….and excellent nicknames, Robert!

  13. Yeti Says:

    Chucky knows a lot of dumb people then. This year is the first in year in many I have felt that the Bears can be the best team in the league.

  14. chucky Says:

    Yeti….that feeling you have about the Bears is just a gas bubble. And as far as dumb people go, nobody will top you.

  15. Fro Dog Says:

    I don’t know about the best team in the league. I think there are quite a few teams that are still better.

    On paper, the Bears are better on the offensive side with all the additions but not the defensive side. Tillman and Jennings are still the cornerbacks and the superb Major Wright and Chris Conte are the safeties. I don’t have faith in any of those idiots.My only prayer is the guys they drafted can take over and play better than those four.

  16. Yeti Says:

    Your hatred for the Bears’ corners just shows how utterly clueless you are

  17. Fro Dog Says:

    Yes. I am clueless. I also have watched the games with Lovie Smith coaching them all these years and see wide receivers on the other team run freely. I must need a new TV.

  18. Yeti Says:

    I know you don’t like SKO very much, but he basically has deconstructed your criticism of the pass defense. Read here: http://startkyleorton.blogspot.com/2012/07/no-your-pass-defense-sucks-myth-of.html

    Or if you don’t like his comments, read this random blogsite I checked out: http://midwayillustrated.com/2012-articles/july/chicago-bears-have-a-weak-pass-defense-destroying-a-weak-argument.html

    But then again, there are numbers involved in those, and you don’t like anything that contains numbers. You’d just rather judge the Bears defense on your eyes, and the fact that you’re perplexed that the corners don’t follow a receiver all over the field in ZONE defense. `

  19. Pie In The Sky Says:

    Numbers are great. However, I don’t need them to see how bad that pass defense is whenever they’re pinned up against a good spread offense (Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints). Calvin Johnson has burned them more than a few times too.

    That article just excuses their crappiness due to the level of competition. He’s just skewing the stats in his favor there.

  20. chucky Says:

    You can take all the stupid, bullshit stats that you can find, hear about, or just pull out of your ass, and keep them. The only real stat that counts is this: Won 8, Lost 8. Out of the playoffs. The rest is just bullshit.

    And anybody who starts a blog named “Start Kyle Orton” has all the credibility of a mountain goat. And anybody who reads it has even less than that.

  21. Robert Says:

    Has anyone noticed the cubs have started to hit after rudy got canned

  22. Pie In The Sky Says:

    Good point. Bryan LaHair hasn’t seemed to do as much though.

  23. genrebuster Says:

    Yeti…the fact that you take any random blogsite SERIOUSLY says it all…as for the numbers, you can stick them where the sun don’t shine…or not. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah….

    I’ll apologize to you when the Bears win a Super Bowl under Lovie Smith. Until then, buh bye.

  24. Fro Dog Says:

    Scott,

    Thanks for summing that up to him, again. We’ve been saying all this time that the only stat that matters are wins and losses.

    As far as his site people, I believe he came up with “Start Kyle Orton” in frustration during the 2007 season. If he’s reading this, I am sure he will come clarify that.

    Also, Yeti, I actually do like SKO. When meeting him last year, we chatted about the Bears and he said something along the lines of “We don’t agree on much, but at least you watch all the games”. He’s actually a pretty nice guy too. At least I can respect him.

    You on the other hand, not so much. I’ll point to your comments above as a point to my statement. We’ll all apologize to you and say we are dumbasses if the Bears win the Super Bowl under Lovie Smith.

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