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    Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    Source: Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears finalize six-year deal - ESPN Chicago

    Haven't seen it posted yet. If this gets done could be huge for the Bears.



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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    Looks like the Lions are grabbing some def. players also. Might be a little tougher division next yr.



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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    Oh yes.



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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    Yeah, you are signing a 9 year veteran to a 6 year contract. That sounds smart. Typical Bears. Why would they not try and draft a Brandon Graham or something. They will be in position to get a good DE prospect since there are so many this year. This makes no sense to me.


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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Yeah, you are signing a 9 year veteran to a 6 year contract. That sounds smart. Typical Bears. Why would they not try and draft a Brandon Graham or something. They will be in position to get a good DE prospect since there are so many this year. This makes no sense to me.
    They would need a 1st or early 2nd to get graham. They have neither



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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Yeah, you are signing a 9 year veteran to a 6 year contract. That sounds smart. Typical Bears. Why would they not try and draft a Brandon Graham or something. They will be in position to get a good DE prospect since there are so many this year. This makes no sense to me.
    the Bears don't have many draft picks this year. Signing a ProBowl caliber DE allows them to use what picks they have to fill other holes. Additionally, look at the way that Peppers handled Bryant McKinnie when the Vikes played the Panthers this year. This move makes a ton of sense for Chicago.


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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    I don't know if this will work out, but I appreciate the Bears trying to get better via FA the last few years, unlike previously.



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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Yeah, you are signing a 9 year veteran to a 6 year contract. That sounds smart. Typical Bears. Why would they not try and draft a Brandon Graham or something. They will be in position to get a good DE prospect since there are so many this year. This makes no sense to me.
    Yep...Bears front office is so stupid sometimes, production after 30 goes down exponentially after 30 unless your a QB. Cubs and Bears must of took the same management strategy seminar.



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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    As a Packer fan I like this move. That means they still are not concentrating on getting a receiver and thus cutler has nobody to throw the ball to. They have a bunch of number 3 receivers. The NFC d backs eat them up and Cutler has to force it in there. Go Pack.


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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    the Bears don't have many draft picks this year. Signing a ProBowl caliber DE allows them to use what picks they have to fill other holes. Additionally, look at the way that Peppers handled Bryant McKinnie when the Vikes played the Panthers this year. This move makes a ton of sense for Chicago.
    *cough couch* Wide Receivers *cough cough*



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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    As a Packer fan I like this move. That means they still are not concentrating on getting a receiver and thus cutler has nobody to throw the ball to. They have a bunch of number 3 receivers. The NFC d backs eat them up and Cutler has to force it in there. Go Pack.
    Echo your comments, but from a Vikes perspective. Peppers is not a give it your all type of player, and he is now 30 years old. Not a great investment, esp. for 6 years.

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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    So now the Bears are spending a bunch of money to plug a few holes (when they have so many) with old veterans and at the end of the day, they still won't be better than a 3rd place team in the division (behind Minny and the Pack?
    They would have been so much better off drafting for the future. Let's be honest. The near future belongs to Vikes (assuming Favre returns). Then the Pack will be right there soon after as Minny ages, loses players to free agency. The Bears are a good 3 or 4 year away from being a contender and that assumes the Cutler experiments works.


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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    So now the Bears are spending a bunch of money to plug a few holes (when they have so many) with old veterans and at the end of the day, they still won't be better than a 3rd place team in the division (behind Minny and the Pack?
    They would have been so much better off drafting for the future. Let's be honest. The near future belongs to Vikes (assuming Favre returns). Then the Pack will be right there as Minny ages, loses players to free agency. The Bears are a good 3 or 4 year away from being a contender and that assumes IF (and it is stilla big IF) the Cultlure experiments works.
    what draft picks were they supposed to use? They have neither a 1st or 2nd round pick. Also, how does the signing of free agents prevent them from drafting for the future? They still have the same number of picks today as they did yesterday.


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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    Plus I'd assume this is a heavy incentive contract with p/u years in 5 & 6.


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    Re: Peppers 6-years to the Bears

    he's 30 now, out of his prime, and he'll be 36 by the time this contract is up.

    but as a packer fan...



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