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Briggs: 'On paper, we look like a champion'

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08:00 AM ET 06.27 | Consider linebacker Lance Briggs the most publicly bullish of the Bears. [Briggs] knows just how high expectations are for the Bears in 2012. After a successful offseason from first-year general manager Phil Emery, Briggs thinks the Bears have all the pieces in place to meet those expectations. "On paper, we look like a champion, but we have a lot of work to do before we can be called a champion," Briggs told The Mully and Hanley Show. "There were moves that were made in the offseason to bring in a lot of veteran (players.) Of course, Brandon Marshall and Michael Bush just put us in a position where we???re able to transition that stuff onto the field to be a real contender."

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June 27, 2012  08:10 AM ET

So, he's not expecting Brandon Marshall to get cut this season?

June 27, 2012  08:15 AM ET

With that logic, on paper Tebow's a good quarterback.

June 27, 2012  08:17 AM ET
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So, he's not expecting Brandon Marshall to get cut this season?

<rimshot> Nice DD for early in the AM! DA BEARS!

June 27, 2012  08:17 AM ET

The Packers are still in the same division. If the Bears are paper, the Pack are scissors.

June 27, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Lance, everyone knows football isn't played on paper. It's played on TV.

June 27, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Paper can be shredded.

June 27, 2012  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Paper can be shredded.

As can the Bears offensive line...

June 27, 2012  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

As can the Bears offensive line...

Zzzzzzing!

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June 27, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Better lay off those delusional pills.

June 27, 2012  08:54 AM ET

On paper, his new puppy is completely trained.

June 27, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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On paper, his new puppy is completely trained.

I hope he uses the Herald. Dogs prefer it 2-1 over other choices.

June 27, 2012  09:06 AM ET

On paper you could make a case every team looks like a champion... well not the Browns of course.

June 27, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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The Packers are still in the same division. If the Bears are paper, the Pack are scissors.

Does that make Vikings Management the rocks?

June 27, 2012  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

On paper you could make a case every team looks like a champion... well not the Browns of course.

That especially true in June. By October we'll start to see what's what and who's who. On the field the paper will be forgotten about

June 27, 2012  09:19 AM ET

'On paper, my dog looks like a champion'

June 27, 2012  09:19 AM ET

"but we have a lot of work to do before we can be called a champion"..

Uh, yeah. The first thing you need to do to be called a champion in the NFL is to win the Super Bowl. What was his Wonderlic score?

June 27, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Mr.Briggs your defense most years hasn't been the problem it is the offense. The only way you have a chance of making it to the big one is the man from Vandy has to cut down on his interceptions.

June 27, 2012  09:31 AM ET

WOW!! Nothing like asking to be drug tested!!!! Commish better get there quick and check what the boys in Chicago are smokin.......and I thought the Vikings got Jerome Simpson....must have shared his connections!!

 
June 27, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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WOW!! Nothing like asking to be drug tested!!!! Commish better get there quick and check what the boys in Chicago are smokin.......and I thought the Vikings got Jerome Simpson....must have shared his connections!!

Sam Hurd was a Bear.

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