The Bears are doing that dumb thing again where they spend a bunch of money on free agents.


Forget drafting and developing players. Well, whoever they get ends up being hurt anyway. But already signing players with a history of injuries in the NFL? Come on.

Call me pessimistic, but it is what it is. And so far in the Ryan Pace disast-ERA, it’s more common.

I know, it’s the NFL. Everyone gets hurt. It’s just how it is these days and it’s unfortunate.

Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton are the big signings for this team. The Bears need to be smart (good joke) and not trade away draft picks just to move up like last year. Keep the picks and get as many players as possible. It’s a dart board, but they need to get some bullseyes.

What could be an under-the-radar signing is a new kicker in Cody Parker. He came from the Dolphins. The history of kickers on this team in my lifetime is a vile one. I mean, I had early memories of Kevin Butler and as much as I can’t stand this next guy, Robbie Gould’s first few years were really good. It was the last few that made me not miss him.

The thread is yours. Throw your thoughts into it. And apologies to all for not posting much lately. With work going crazy and a lousy winter in sports for Chicago, my desire has not been there. I’ll try to post more in the next month as the NFL Draft is in late April.

2 Responses to “The Bears are doing that dumb thing again where they spend a bunch of money on free agents.”

  1. dvxprime Says:

    Black hawks will miss the playoffs for the first time in ten years and are dead last in the division…after being first in the West a year ago.

    I really hope this team gets a refresh without Joel Quennevhlle getting fired.

    And thanks, Fro Dog for checking on the injury histories of the FA signings. I was hoping that Pace finally found some actual pass catchers for Trubisky to throw to, but here we go again. Fuck.

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    It’s not completely on Quenneville. Although, I will give him a hard time for trading guys like Trevor Daley (who went on to help the Penguins win the last two Stanley Cups) and sending down a defenseman in Gustav Forsling earlier this year after he played pretty well.

    The defense is very bad right now. Other moves haven’t helped. Stan Bowman will get the majority of it. I know the salary cap is an enemy, but that’s not an excuse.

    As we’ve seen with teams like the Penguins and Bruins, teams can get back into contention fairly quickly after some down years. The only problem with that is that they changed coaches. But once again, Quenneville is not to completely blame for this.


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