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March 16, 2013, 08:53 PM
This has been a pretty good off season for the Bears. They finally got a LT, and a TE that can catch & block...from what I am reading they plan on trading down with their 1st round pick for additional picks. I do not care how they do it, but this is what they
need to get...two starting LB's and a speed WR, to blow the top off the defense, and some young depth.

There are a lot of very good players left, and the bargains should begin over the next
two weeks...for the first time in a long time, I have nothing to gripe about, but then again Jerry Angelo & Lovie Smith are both gone.

As far as Urlacher, all the times that he demanded more money when he had a good season, it is now time for him to accept a contract for what he is worth, he should be shown the same respect on a contract, that he showed when he was under contract...sorry to say it that way, but what goes around, comes around...I would love to keep it, but Emery has the right idea on this one.
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March 17, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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It looks like under Emery the Bears are PROACTIVELY going forward instead of putting everything on autopilot and hoping to God a bunch of people overachieve so they can remain competitive - something they tended to do under Angelo.And that's a good point about Urlacher. If he took more money when he was playing better, then it's fair for him to get paid less when he's playing worse.If he goes on to play for the Vikings I think he'll be tarnishing his legacy here much like Favre did in the eyes of many Green Bay fans. At one time that guy would have run for governor of Wisconsin vs. JESUS and he probably would have won!

Urlacher is using the Viking's interest as a bargaining tool in negotiations with the Bears.

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March 18, 2013  05:36 PM ET

Who really wants a washed up, used out ,damaged goods, old LBKR?

Urlacher had best just shut up and retire as a BEAR after this year.[ifn they decide too keep him.]

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March 21, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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They fact that did not sign him was a statement to me...I think that they must draft a LB in the first round...they are not going to be able to trade down for more picks as they planned...either of the Georgia LB's would be nice, if they are on the board.

McClellin? just saying last year when they drafted him we all thought he should be a line backer and Lovie & Co. insisted he was a defensive end. If not Emery has put his back against the wall draft wise especially considering Roach signed with Oakland the available MLB free agents and limited cap cash.

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March 21, 2013  12:02 PM ET
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If the Bears do not move McClellin to LB now, in a moment of need...they are just as lost as Jerry Angelo ever was!!!

They can draft somebody for this position. There is no need to panic at this time.

March 21, 2013  12:02 PM ET
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If the Bears do not move McClellin to LB now, in a moment of need...they are just as lost as Jerry Angelo ever was!!!

They can draft somebody for this position. There is no need to panic at this time.

March 21, 2013  12:06 PM ET

Manti Te'o might be available to the Bears in the first round. If he's still on the board, Emery would be smart to take him regardless of all the off-season drama.

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March 21, 2013  01:03 PM ET
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If the Bears do not move McClellin to LB now, in a moment of need...they are just as lost as Jerry Angelo ever was!!!

Or maybe go with a big nose tackle in the draft and switch to a 3-4?............I know it's been said they wouldn't but that was before both Roach and Urlachers departures. Just throwing it out there as Emery has proven to do the unexpected and remains tight lipped on team affairs citing it gives the opposition Intel on what their plans are going into the draft.

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