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  • 5 worst offseasons according to Michael Silver

    The 5 teams

    1. Bears
    2. Chargers
    3. Titans
    4. Browns
    5. Vikings

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...ons/index.html


    Less than seven weeks later, Chicago does hold a certain distinction among NFL franchises, but "Super Bowl champion" isn't it. Instead, the Bears are atop Bring On The Weekend's "Most Miserable Offseason" rankings, also known as the MMOs, narrowly edging another 2006 title contender that began stumbling and bumbling as soon as its dreams were dashed.
    For the purposes of this Flailing Five, we define the "offseason" as the period beginning immediately after each team's final game of the '06 campaign and continuing through the present, meaning there's still time to make reparations.
    So take heart, Bears fans -- general manager Jerry Angelo is a shrewd talent evaluator, and the draft is a little more than a month away. That, and Adam Archuleta is coming to town. And Tank Johnson might be out of jail in time for training camp!

  • #2
    I'm not miserable. Rivera was expendable. Jones' trade was inevitable and Benson should be fine. Of course Briggs is going to hold out.

    This stuff happens with every team, the Bears just happen to be in the spotlight.

    Odd that the Colts have lost three starters and they are never even mentioned.


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    • #3
      Its becuase they are basking in the glory of their SB win. No one wants to put down last year's champion, it makes them look dumb.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
        I'm not miserable. Rivera was expendable. Jones' trade was inevitable and Benson should be fine. Of course Briggs is going to hold out.

        This stuff happens with every team, the Bears just happen to be in the spotlight.

        Odd that the Colts have lost three starters and they are never even mentioned.
        - Rhodes was no longer a starter at the end of the season, though he was important in the Championship run.

        - Reagor went down for the season in week 5, and the Colts won without him.

        - June is yet another WLB who Colts lost via FA. Keiaho might acctually be better then him.

        With that said, you can make a case of Colts having among the worst off-season, as they haven't added anyone.....yet.

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        • #5
          I didn't know two people who disagreed with a GM in a franchise represented a trend (Marty and Donnie vs AJ). Marty and Donnie were deemed expendable by Spanos, Smith, and the rest of the organization. Notice a trend here?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by eaglesalltheway View Post
            Its becuase they are basking in the glory of their SB win. No one wants to put down last year's champion, it makes them look dumb.
            Oh that's right. And because the Bears lost the Superbowl they are headed for a freefall. It's amazing so many people have made careers out of spewing the same baseless rhetoric.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by MaxV View Post
              - Rhodes was no longer a starter at the end of the season, though he was important in the Championship run.

              - Reagor went down for the season in week 5, and the Colts won without him.

              - June is yet another WLB who Colts lost via FA. Keiaho might acctually be better then him.

              With that said, you can make a case of Colts having among the worst off-season, as they haven't added anyone.....yet.
              Nick Harper?


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              • #8
                i agree with him on the Titans, but Bennett wasn't a hug loss or Wade. He makes it sound like the ONLy reason why we bought in Harper because of pacman, i guess he didn't pay attention to Reynaldo Hill any this season....

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                • #9
                  His reasoning for the Browns makes absolutely no sense either.

                  So becuase historically they have made bad moves, the moves they've made this season are by default bad? Shouldn't the Lions then be on the list as well and the Chargers and Bears nowhere near it.

                  This guy is a douche. Just look at his little picture.


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                    Nick Harper?
                    Marlin Jackson? Kelvin Hayden?


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                    • #11
                      Browns offseason has been very good, I don't know what hes smoking.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dam8610 View Post
                        Marlin Jackson? Kelvin Hayden?
                        So he wasn't a starter?

                        I'm not saying the Colts have taken a huge dip by the people they've lost, but they've lost more than the Bears have, which is basically nobody. The only situation that concerns me is Briggs, and I'm sure he'll cave and play. Other than that it's a bunch of role players and an insanely overated coordinator that didn't even draw up the defense.


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                        • #13
                          Thinking that the Colts had a horrible off-season is ignorant, following the idiotic spew courtesy of **** like brain-dead ESPN trying to make a story. It was the end of the road for Rhodes, June, Harper, Reagor, and Stokley with the Colts.

                          The Colts weren't going to pay Rhodes to be Addai's back-up, especially with his issues and constant fumbling concerns. June playing out his contract couldn't come soon enough, mother-loving LOL.

                          Harper has been looking forward to a new contract since the end of last season, right after he couldn't even properly recover a freaking gift-wrapped fumble for a touchdown in what could have resulted in another Super Bowl title for the Colts; I love how the idiots ignore that the Colts spent a 1st round pick in 2005 on CB Marlin Jackson (the guy who intercepted Tom Brady to seal the AFC Championship game), a 2nd round pick in 2005 on CB Kelvin Hayden (the guy who intercepted Rex Grossman for a pick six to seal Super Bowl XLI), and a 2nd round pick in 2006 on CB Tim Jennings. Everyone suddenly loves Harper, but he only played a quarter of the Super Bowl leaving Jackson and Hayden to play in his stead for the remainder of the game.

                          Reagor and Stokley were both veterans with costly contracts over the next few years, and more importantly failed their end of the season physicals with the Colts after suffering their particular season-ending injuries (serious car accident and Achilles tear, respectively). Mind you, Stokley was a no-show for essentially all of the regular season and absolutely all of the post-season, and Reagor didn't play a down after Week 5. The team won a Super Bowl without either, oh woe the Colts.

                          If anything, it's off-seasons like this that bought a Super Bowl title to Indianapolis. 17 players on the 2003 roster, who reached the AFC Championship game, were still with the Colts in 2006. The team has won 50 games in 4 years, tying them for third all-time with the 1988-1992 San Francisco 49ers. Bill Polian may talk like a pompous ass more often than not, but it's easily dealt with given that he's a 5-time Executive of the Year and knows what he's doing.
                          Last edited by Geo; 03-23-2007, 01:53 AM.
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                          • #14
                            i dont think he was trying to say the colts are going to be bad next year, but simply that in a vacuum this offseason has not been good for the colts even thought they dont need to do much


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                            • #15
                              The New England Patriots lost more in Deion Branch last year than the Colts did this year in total imo. It's such a ridiculous non-story.

                              If people want to harp on a loss, then they should talk about co-defensive backs coach Leslie Frazier taking the job as the Minnesota Vikings' defensive coordinator. Still, the Colts replaced him with Rod Perry who was the defensive backs coach for Carolina for the last 5 years.
                              Last edited by Geo; 03-23-2007, 02:02 AM.
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