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  • 2009 Free Agency thread

    Signed: Frank Omiyale OG/OT


    QB:
    JP Losman
    Byron Leftwich

    FB:
    Leonard Weaver

    WR:
    Ronald Curry
    Devery Henderson
    Reggie Williams
    Joey Galloway

    TE:
    None

    OT:
    Khalif Barnes
    Ray Willis
    Jon Stinchcomb

    OG:
    Floyd Womack
    Mike Goff

    C:
    None

    DE:
    Kalimba Edwards
    Bertrand Berry
    Ebenezer Ekuban

    DT:
    Tank Johnson
    Dewayne Robertson
    Jovan Haye

    LB:
    Cato June
    Derrick Brooks
    Mike Peterson
    Marcus Washington
    Angelo Crowell

    CB:
    Bryant Mcfadden
    Chris McCalister

    S:
    Darren Sharper
    James Sanders
    Last edited by regoob2; 03-06-2009, 05:27 PM.


  • #2
    The main guy I would like to see is Lavernues Coles. Also Stacy Andrews as a long term RT. We could sign him and St Clair and cut St Clair when Andrews is healthy and we feel he is capable of holding down RT.
    Last edited by regoob2; 02-26-2009, 07:59 PM.

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    • #3
      I would like to see the Bears take a shot at Derrick Dockery. He definitely wasn't worth the contract he had in Buffalo, but I think that he would work well. I would rather keep St. Clair as a utility backup than as a starter.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MidwayMonster31 View Post
        I would like to see the Bears take a shot at Derrick Dockery. He definitely wasn't worth the contract he had in Buffalo, but I think that he would work well. I would rather keep St. Clair as a utility backup than as a starter.
        Dockery is a OG not a RT. I hope we look at Sean Jones as well. He can be the long term FS we need.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by regoob2 View Post
          Dockery is a OG not a RT. I hope we look at Sean Jones as well. He can be the long term FS we need.
          I never said he was a right tackle. I just think that we could a little better at left guard. I agree about Jones.

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          • #6
            Personally, I would pass on one big signing, and like to see a couple intermediate signings.

            I'd want Bryon Leftwich for a fairly reasonable 2 year deal, and Bryant Johnson on a cheap 2 year incentive contract. I'd bring in Leonard Weaver in on a reasonable 4 year deal, as well as bring brack St. Clair.

            The biggest signing I'd like to see us make would be Brandon Moore or Jason Brown, but preferably Moore.

            Oh yeah, I'd like to see us bring in Sean Jones to compete at SS and provide us with a special teamer, at the very least.
            Last edited by Smokey Joe; 02-27-2009, 12:24 AM.

            ^Thanks to Eaglez.Fan for the sweet sig!

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            • #7
              DeAngelo Hall - 6 years / $54M deal.

              Dang.

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              • #8
                I'll take this Omiyale guy...may not be a known commodity, but Angelo's usually pretty good with FA pickups. He's younger and fairly cheap, so this could be a great deal for us. We still need to draft an OL early (2nd round) but this gives us a little breathing room if 'our guy' isn't there, so we don't have to reach and waste a pick.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Smokey Joe View Post
                  Personally, I would pass on one big signing, and like to see a couple intermediate signings.

                  I'd want Bryon Leftwich for a fairly reasonable 2 year deal, and Bryant Johnson on a cheap 2 year incentive contract. I'd bring in Leonard Weaver in on a reasonable 4 year deal, as well as bring brack St. Clair.

                  The biggest signing I'd like to see us make would be Brandon Moore or Jason Brown, but preferably Moore.

                  Oh yeah, I'd like to see us bring in Sean Jones to compete at SS and provide us with a special teamer, at the very least.
                  Why would Sean Jones be a STer? I hope we go after Coles.

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                  • #10
                    Updated. 10

                    Updated again. 2-28. 1:30 pm.
                    Last edited by regoob2; 02-28-2009, 02:32 PM.

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                    • #11
                      I don't think we should go after any of the FA QB's. The teams already stated the only QB battle they want is for backup, between Caleb Hanie...and whoever that other guy is. We can get a 6th or 7th rounder for much cheaper than any of the FA QB's.

                      WR:
                      Nate Washington - I think he's a little overrated, but same boat as Henderson.
                      Ronald Curry - Did you see him on Oakland? He gives up on routes. No.
                      Devery Henderson - He's a good deep threat to stretch the field, that's it.
                      Bryant Johnson - He's a bust. Couldn't hang in San Fran where there isn't even a #1 receiver. Was replaced as the #3 receiver in Arizona by Breaston, whom immediately flourished.
                      Reggie Williams - Just got arrested, giant Bust, one-dimensional.
                      Joey Galloway - Way too old, lost a serious step or two.
                      Michael Clayton - Another bust.
                      Coles - This is gonna be long, since I don't like Coles. He has elite speed, probably still despite his age, yet he's never been a deep threat in his career. Santana Moss, in the same situations as Coles, posted much higher YPC numbers. Coles was cited as being a whiner and malcontent in the locker room on the Redskins, he made up an injury about himself, he's been known to give up on routes and lose interest. The Redskins considered it a mini-coup when they traded Coles for Moss. There has always been an issue with chemistry between Coles and whomever is the QB. With the Skins, with Pennington, and surprisingly with Farve. Commentators were worrying about Farve and Coles chemistry during last season.

                      DT:
                      Tank Johnson - Do we want to try it over? Doubt it. We just drafted Marcus Harrison in the 3rd last year. Marinelli alone should improve the d-line.
                      Dewayne Robertson - No. Sucked in Denver.
                      Jovan Haye - Way too inconsistent.

                      LB:
                      Cato June - Bears like big LBs that weigh 240ish, June is about as big as our SS.
                      Derrick Brooks - We play a similar scheme, but we already have our WLB in Briggs.
                      Mike Peterson - A 33 yeard old MLB? I doubt he'd accept a back-up role.
                      Marcus Washington - Unfortunately his best years are far behind him, injuries have robbed him of his athleticism.
                      Angelo Crowell - Very tempting, but too much of an injury liability.

                      CB:
                      Bryant Mcfadden - Yes. There is worry that Pitts pass-rush makes him seem better, but he should be an upgrade over Vasher regardless, along with still having potential.
                      Chris McCalister - Only as depth. He's far too injury prone to be considered reliable.

                      S:
                      Sean Jones - No. Somehow he's on the decline despite being 26. Kevin Payne is better than Sean Jones is playing right now.
                      James Sanders - Possibly, isn't an answer though, he's serviceable.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Red_BearSkins View Post
                        I don't think we should go after any of the FA QB's. The teams already stated the only QB battle they want is for backup, between Caleb Hanie...and whoever that other guy is. We can get a 6th or 7th rounder for much cheaper than any of the FA QB's.

                        WR:
                        Nate Washington - I think he's a little overrated, but same boat as Henderson.
                        Ronald Curry - Did you see him on Oakland? He gives up on routes. No.
                        Devery Henderson - He's a good deep threat to stretch the field, that's it.
                        Bryant Johnson - He's a bust. Couldn't hang in San Fran where there isn't even a #1 receiver. Was replaced as the #3 receiver in Arizona by Breaston, whom immediately flourished.
                        Reggie Williams - Just got arrested, giant Bust, one-dimensional.
                        Joey Galloway - Way too old, lost a serious step or two.
                        Michael Clayton - Another bust.
                        Coles - This is gonna be long, since I don't like Coles. He has elite speed, probably still despite his age, yet he's never been a deep threat in his career. Santana Moss, in the same situations as Coles, posted much higher YPC numbers. Coles was cited as being a whiner and malcontent in the locker room on the Redskins, he made up an injury about himself, he's been known to give up on routes and lose interest. The Redskins considered it a mini-coup when they traded Coles for Moss. There has always been an issue with chemistry between Coles and whomever is the QB. With the Skins, with Pennington, and surprisingly with Farve. Commentators were worrying about Farve and Coles chemistry during last season.

                        DT:
                        Tank Johnson - Do we want to try it over? Doubt it. We just drafted Marcus Harrison in the 3rd last year. Marinelli alone should improve the d-line.
                        Dewayne Robertson - No. Sucked in Denver.
                        Jovan Haye - Way too inconsistent.

                        LB:
                        Cato June - Bears like big LBs that weigh 240ish, June is about as big as our SS.
                        Derrick Brooks - We play a similar scheme, but we already have our WLB in Briggs.
                        Mike Peterson - A 33 yeard old MLB? I doubt he'd accept a back-up role.
                        Marcus Washington - Unfortunately his best years are far behind him, injuries have robbed him of his athleticism.
                        Angelo Crowell - Very tempting, but too much of an injury liability.

                        CB:
                        Bryant Mcfadden - Yes. There is worry that Pitts pass-rush makes him seem better, but he should be an upgrade over Vasher regardless, along with still having potential.
                        Chris McCalister - Only as depth. He's far too injury prone to be considered reliable.

                        S:
                        Sean Jones - No. Somehow he's on the decline despite being 26. Kevin Payne is better than Sean Jones is playing right now.
                        James Sanders - Possibly, isn't an answer though, he's serviceable.
                        Kevin Payne better than Sean Jones? This must be come kind of joke. lol

                        I think we can get a number of good players in FA and to be honest we are in desperate need of someone at safety to fill some of a major void.

                        Sean Jones will not come cheap but I think he will help us tremendously at this position.

                        I agree with Smokey with a couple players he mentioned.

                        Leonard Weaver would be an immediate starter. The guy can block, run and catch very well out of the backfield. This would benefit Forte in a number of ways.

                        While Byron Leftwich has had his NFL woes I think he would be a great backup and have a fair opportunity to prove himself over Orton if needed. The guy has great tools and looking for an opportunity. I think Orton has the capability of being a good qb but Leftwich will provide some fire to get Orton playing at his full potential.

                        As for WR I think this position needs a draft pick. The FA's available aren't going to blow anyone away. I personally don't think Lloyd should be leaving because he was the only hope at WR we had given the minimal time he played. I wouldn't mind seeing a Mike Furrey come to Chicago though. He has great hands and runs solid routes. I think if he lands on the right team he could make one hell of a slot or #2 WR. This could help us rid the headache Rashied Davis has created. It won't solve the #1 wr position but he could become a quality slot at the least for us.

                        Lastly I'd like to see someone like Khalif Barnes come to Chicago to help this aging offensive line of ours.I think he would add good depth and challenge for a starting position here. BTW...what ever happened with Buenning. Is he not cutting it or is it that they didn't want to alter the line since it was working somewhat better than most had expected last year?
                        Last edited by pellepelle_10; 02-28-2009, 08:50 PM.

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                        • #13
                          On another note I just wanted to say this:

                          I think it is interesting how top teams go out and address needs by getting key players but Chicago seems to feel year after year they have the answer with some 3rd string or backup player they have or player from another team who has never seen daylight on the playing field. Do they just not get it? This formula has rarely worked for them if at all.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pellepelle_10 View Post
                            On another note I just wanted to say this:

                            I think it is interesting how top teams go out and address needs by getting key players but Chicago seems to feel year after year they have the answer with some 3rd string or backup player they have or player from another team who has never seen daylight on the playing field. Do they just not get it? This formula has rarely worked for them if at all.
                            True. But the happy-go-lucky spending doesn't work either. The Redskins have had a lot of costly misses. Dana Stubblefield, Jason Taylor, Bruce Smith, Archuletta, Brandon Lloyd, Jeremiah Trotter.

                            Check out Dallas to see how their big spender ways have helped them? If the NFC East wasn't so damn cutthroat, I'd be happy with an offseason like the Bears. Build through the draft.
                            Last edited by Red_BearSkins; 03-01-2009, 02:38 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pellepelle_10 View Post
                              Kevin Payne better than Sean Jones? This must be come kind of joke. lol
                              He did. Sean Jones did not play well this year. 2 years ago Sean Jones was a beast, I don't know what happened, but he's not playing the same.

                              Originally posted by pellepelle_10 View Post
                              Sean Jones will not come cheap but I think he will help us tremendously at this position.
                              Sean Jones played SS in Cleveland. The big issue for us is at free safety.

                              Originally posted by pellepelle_10 View Post
                              While Byron Leftwich has had his NFL woes I think he would be a great backup and have a fair opportunity to prove himself over Orton if needed. The guy has great tools and looking for an opportunity. I think Orton has the capability of being a good qb but Leftwich will provide some fire to get Orton playing at his full potential.
                              Orton has been embroiled in a QB controversy/battle in his entire NFL career. You think putting him in another one will do anything? Maybe some peace and quiet is just what the man needs. When healthy, he was pretty good.

                              Originally posted by pellepelle_10 View Post
                              As for WR I think this position needs a draft pick. The FA's available aren't going to blow anyone away.
                              Besides Housh? You're right. But if we go for someone like Housh, I'd rather draft Nicks myself.

                              Originally posted by pellepelle_10 View Post
                              I personally don't think Lloyd should be leaving because he was the only hope at WR we had given the minimal time he played.
                              Welcome to the wonderful world of Brandon Lloyd, where he just wants to get paid. He gets injured often and it takes forever to heal. Ask any Redskins fan about him.

                              Originally posted by pellepelle_10 View Post
                              I wouldn't mind seeing a Mike Furrey come to Chicago though. He has great hands and runs solid routes. I think if he lands on the right team he could make one hell of a slot or #2 WR. This could help us rid the headache Rashied Davis has created. It won't solve the #1 wr position but he could become a quality slot at the least for us.
                              Don't know if you know this, but Furrey will be 32 in May. Adding him would be good for depth, max. We need talent coming in that we can either ride hard for a few years (Housh) or develop (Nicks/Britt)

                              Originally posted by pellepelle_10 View Post
                              Lastly I'd like to see someone like Khalif Barnes come to Chicago to help this aging offensive line of ours.I think he would add good depth and challenge for a starting position here.
                              Might as well. I hope management doesn't think adding the backup from the Panthers fixes our o-line problem. With the retirement of Tait, Barnes would move to RT. John St. Clair would move to LG. With Chris Williams coming back, that'd be upgrades all along the line.

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