NFL: Chicago Bears to sign WR Roy Williams

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  1. RING4CY

    RING4CY Well-Known Member
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    #1 RING4CY, Jul 29, 2011
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    According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times.

    https://twitter.com/#!/skjensen/status/96812388875120640

    The Bears signing of Jaguars WR Mike Sims-Walker is also a possibility soon.

    Williams obviously was a bust in Dallas catching only 94 balls for 1,324 yards and 13 touchdowns in 40 games in 3 seasons for the Cowboys.

    However, Williams did have 146 catches for 2,148 yards and 12 touchdowns in 28 games between 2006 and 2007 in Detroit when Mike Martz was the Lions offensive coordinator.
     
  2. jbindm

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    Interesting move. Angelo will look like a genius if Williams shows up motivated and ready to prove his critics wrong. But if they get the same Williams who spent the last couple seasons in Dallas then it's a total bust. Sims-Walker would be a tremendous addition; he's an extremely underrated WR.
     
  3. mcblogerson

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    Hopefully they didn't have to pay him much. Id rather see them land a starting caliber guard or tackle.
     
  4. JBone84

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    [Sigh]. Not impressed - bad move IMHO.
     
  5. zdorr40

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    Yeah, I wonder what they're doing as well. Another thing that didn't make sense was the Greg Olsen trade.
     
  6. Frak

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    Martz is a WR guy. TE's never catch many balls in his offense and he seems to like more of a blocking TE. So, getting rid of Olsen and bringing in Williams and Sims-Walker makes sense to me. Martz basically dismantled my Rams, though, so him getting his way is not always a good thing.
     
  7. cigaretteman

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    Bears add former Cowboys, NIU wide receiver Hurd - chicagotribune.com
     
  8. WalkingCY

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    Are the Bears going after Plaxico?
     
  9. gocubs2118

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    I'm fine with this. It's not ideal but he knows the Martz system and since players have so little time this year to learn a new playbook, this was probably best.
     
  10. cigaretteman

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    No

    Sources: Plaxico Burress likely to New York Giants or Pittsburgh Steelers - ESPN
     
  11. Yes13

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    I'd say both are good gets. Hurd showed a lot potential, good size and speed. Williams can be great, but he can also be terrible (dropping passes or fumbling the ball)
     
  12. Boxerdaddy

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    I believe Hurd is a replacement for R. Davis...IE special teamer. He may get some reps at WR but we need ST guys and he is a good one. Roy isn't going to be helping our ST any.
     
  13. akclone

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    Yeah you just traded away your best receiver and got Roy Williams. Genius Mike. How about you change the offense and throw to TE's more instead of having them stay in and block. Martz is an overrated POS and this will be his last stop in coaching.
     
  14. WalkingCY

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    Seriously Bears, why not even look into getting Plaxico? Need a big play receiver.
     
  15. Boxerdaddy

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    I think they did. But it sounds like he's really only interested in NY or Pittsburgh.

    In the front office's defense, they did offer that lineman more than 3 million more than his other offer but the guy decided to stay home. I don't remember his name but it made the news yesterday. The old idea of the "cheap" bears is a myth these days
     
  16. CyJack13

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    Yeah, the Bears have a bad offensive line, they need the TE to stay in and help pass protect. Martz did a great job of making changes to the offense mid season to turn it into a productive unit. Martz is a pretty damn good offensive coordinator, stubborn at times, but he would have plenty of offers tomorrow if he got fired from the Bears.
     
  17. RING4CY

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    More importantly, Mike Martz is not Ron Turner.
     
  18. RING4CY

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    @AdamSchefter: Rams reached agreement with former Jaguars wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker on a one-year deal.
     

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