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dude is seriously unstable
Go Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Pioneers.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand
Bears fans are not known for their stability.
Rogue pisses me off to no end. Dude thinks anyone with any other opinion than his is a UM fan and an idiot.
I have an MBA...Master at Being Amazing
You're not a UM fan?
Rogue aka OPSpartan is a douche....what else in new?
in your case, he is right about the 2nd part
How is offensive line production graded? The Niners have one of the best offensive lines in the league. Niners are top 5 in rushing, and Colin has hardly been sacked because he is mobile. Now Smith got sacked a lot in comparison to his amount of pass attempts. Niners have 3 first round draft picks including a pro bowler on that line.
The ranking is just a pass blocking ranking. And I don't know exactly how it is figured out, but I believe it is based on a percentage of drop backs where the quarterback is disrupted. So if you're saying Smith got sacked a lot compared to his number of attempts, that would cause a poor ranking. And just because Kaepernick doesn't get sacked on a certain play, it doesn't mean there wasn't a disruption. If the QB is mobile enough to avoid the sack when under pressure, that shouldn't let the offensive line off the hook in terms of grading them.
Well that isn't a full grade of the offensive line. They are responsible for pass blocking as well as run blocking. So overall that stat is really not accurate of offensive line production:
Go watch the video that I posted where Emery discusses it all. He explains why he only looked at pass blocking numbers.
So you know more now than an NFL GM?
How does anyone get this worked up over the NFL?
Exactly. There are so many random variables that come into play when trying to grade run blocking that it becomes very tough to do. Emery clearly explains this.
Peter King thinks that the 49ers have the best OLine in football.....
"The Niners offensive line, re-emphasizing its stature as the unquestioned best line in football."
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
The Bears could put Big Bird in front of a podium and their fans would defend his superior knowledge of the game to the death. With Bears fans, every move the organization makes is a great move. This is the group that went right to counting how many Super Bowls they would win right after the Bears signed Cutler.
As for the press conference, Emery gave an impressive talk. But my god, words don't mean shit unless they are backed by action.
Right because we all loved Angelo and Smith so much. That's all you heard was how much they knew about the game.
I think I speak for a lot of Bears' Fans when I say that it is refreshing to see a guy like Emory who seems to have a plan of action and a vision for the future, something that Jerry Angelo never seemed to have.
Emory is off to a good start in my mind simply with the fact that he finally addressed the wide receiver position both in the draft with Jeffery (seems to be a decent pickup) and with Marshall via a trade (home run). I like that he communicates with fans and kind of gives an idea of what he wants to do.
The Bears certainly have their flaws, but they're nowhere near beyond repair. The fanbase is excited about the GM, sure he could be a bust, but its nice to finally hear something new instead of the status quo of the previous regime.
Tanner!! Welcome back buddy!
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"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
I agree. But so far, they have been backed by action. Like Punisher mentioned, Emery is off to a good start and is actually addressing needs instead of just talking about it.
I'm not about to anoint him a great GM after one year, but so far I like what I've seen. His next big test is hiring a good coach, a move that very well could be the determining factor on how he's looked at by Bears fans and the media.
From an outsiders perspective, I think that's a fair assessment. The Bears have always been a joke because they've continued to try to build the WR position around 50 year olds and late round draft picks / converted players. You could see what they were trying to do, build a team like the early 2000s that was based on defense and an efficient enough offense to just squeak by. Unfortunately it almost worked for them so they stuck with it. It's only once in a rare while that teams like the 2000 Ravens win it all with a barely efficient offense and great defense. The Bears are definitely headed the right direction if they can keep that defense built up like they have lately but there are quite a few aging pieces on that side of the ball.
This is what worries me most as a Bears fan. They are going to bring in an offensive minded coach. I can see the offense improving given a few years in the new system. But at that point, will the defense be too old? I certainly hope not.
while the defense is getting old, there are some young players who have looked good and seem to have upside, if they can replace some of the aging talent through the draft, and add a piece here or there in FA, the defense should be fine. Maybe not as dominant as it was, but still good.
Conte and Wright seem to have locked down th safety spot, they play well together, and seem to have finally solved the problem that has plagued the Bears at safety for years. I don't mind Steltz as a ST/depth guy, and Hardin might turn into a decent ST player. There isnt much at CB behind the starters, who are both old. Definitely need some youth there(mid round pick, a younger depth player or two through FA here). LB is the biggest problem. Roach isnt terrible, Briggs still has a few more years, need someone behind him (I might bring back Hayes). I hope Bears can get Ogletree out of Georgia to play in the middle. DL looks to be in good shape. Melton has played really well as a 3 technique, and i expect the Bears to bring him back on a long term deal. Paea is a physical freak, and looks to be developing into a good football player at the NT position, between him and Melton the starters are fine for the forseable future, need to have some depth/rotational guys Okoye, Toenia(however the fuck you spell it), could look for a FA here. At end Wooten looks to have put it all together, and if he isnt an every down player, he is a good rotational DE. McClellan showed flashes of why he was picked 19 throughout the season, and given more time to develop increased strength and a counter move off his speed rush and he could become a very good player. Izzy is a good guy to have for next year or two as as rotational DL, can play DE and DT. Not a long term answer, but has value.
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