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Old 02.01.2014, 03:55 PM
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I would have let him go.

Money could be spent wisely elsewhere (defence defence defence), and I don't think he's actually very good.
I think the Bears D, when healthy, is very good. They've suffered some bad injuries this year.
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Old 02.01.2014, 03:57 PM
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I would have re-signed (remembered to insert hyphen lest I incur wrath) Cutler, but for 3-4 years possibly.
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Old 02.01.2014, 03:58 PM
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I think the Bears D, when healthy, is very good. They've suffered some bad injuries this year.
If he is noticably better than anyone else in FA and you don't want to risk the draft then this is the move to go for...

I think it's the right move given the circustances, though of course no one has a crystal ball
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I think in reality, the deal is probably a 3 year deal, the total numbers and years will be a mirage, as they always are.
Yeah good shout. Interested to see the breakdown of the deal.
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I think the Bears D, when healthy, is very good. They've suffered some bad injuries this year.
I don't really know their full injury situation, but outside of Jennings, and Briggs when he was playing being average, they were horrific across the board. They need to invest heavily.

With regards to Cutler, Id have kept him, I actually quite like him, and like PhilGroom says, who cares what the length of the deal is, or even how much, all the matters is guaranteed money, because we all know in 6 years time he won't still be on the same contract.
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I would have re-signed (remembered to insert hyphen lest I incur wrath) Cutler, but for 3-4 years possibly.
Can't hurt to talk numbers, makes Cutler feel like he is wanted.
It's only the guaranteed money that makes the difference. They can call it 1/3/4/7 for all that it actually matters to them really...
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If he is noticably better than anyone else in FA and you don't want to risk the draft then this is the move to go for...

I think it's the right move given the circustances, though of course no one has a crystal ball
Indeed and well said.
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It's a very tough decision. Cutler has been better this year and the offense has come on as a whole with the emergence of Jeffery and a receiving threat at tight end.

I think re-signing him is probably the right call for us to win as soon as possible, but we need to focus on the defense after these early moves.
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If he is noticably better than anyone else in FA and you don't want to risk the draft then this is the move to go for...

I think it's the right move given the circustances, though of course no one has a crystal ball
Yeah exactly, better than anyone on the FA market and developing a drafted QB could take time. With Jeffery breaking out and Marshall getting older they're probably thinking that Cutler gives them the best chance to win now.
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Indeed and well said.
Why thankyou

There were 4-6 teams who would have snapped him up if the Bear didn't.

I don't think the Bear would enjoy Mr A. N. Other from the draft for a few years if he busts...
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