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Old 29.07.2011, 11:26 AM
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As a divisional rival I can't believe you have traded Olsen.

Simms walker is a great player though and would be good opposite Knox.

This is turing out into an unpredictable week so far looking forward to the rest of pre-season.

Enjoy the division guys shopuld be fun.
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Old 29.07.2011, 11:38 AM
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I kind of see some logic to removing Olsen...even though I hate him going.

Cutler should be fully dialled in to the Martz offence by now...removing a safety blanket and making Cutler go to the WRs has the potential to be very productive..IF he has the time to make the throws.

That's about the only reason I can see for trading Olsen.
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Old 29.07.2011, 12:01 PM
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I kind of see some logic to removing Olsen...even though I hate him going.

Cutler should be fully dialled in to the Martz offence by now...removing a safety blanket and making Cutler go to the WRs has the potential to be very productive..IF he has the time to make the throws.

That's about the only reason I can see for trading Olsen.
With the TEs blocking the pass rush - you better HOPE he gets more time !
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Old 29.07.2011, 08:48 PM
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Looks like we could be getting Roy Williams and Sam Hurd. Basically replacements for Olsen and Davis. I am still unsure if like what has happened. Getting just a third for Olsen isn't good enough. Hopefully the Panthers will tank but I can see them finishing with an annoying 7-9 record and make the trade look even worse.

I really hope we sign a G and a CB but I can't see it happening. I seriously hope we keep hold of Corey Graham also, I still can't work out why he doesn't get more snaps playing CB...
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Old 29.07.2011, 09:07 PM
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,3378811.story

Good news. Adams is a really good rotational player and Roach is a guy that I really like.
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Old 29.07.2011, 09:18 PM
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While I am critical of the Olsen trade. I think that we have upgraded pretty well so far imo.

Basically we have swapped 4guys so far.

Podlesh > Maynard (He may have been a decent coffin corner guy but I want my punter to be able to kick more than 25yards)
Spaeth > Manuhahahijustgotpaidallthatmoneyforbeingutterlyut terlyuselessateverythnig
Hurd = Davis (I would say that Hurd is a slightly better WR and Davis at slightly better ST player)
Williams = Olsen (In MMs scheme)
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Old 30.07.2011, 09:35 AM
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Carimi has signed, 4 years $7.05million
Vernon Gholston has signed as well!
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Old 30.07.2011, 09:48 AM
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Olsen was under used; I think we have given away a good player for peanuts.

He may not suit the Martz scheme but without all day to throw Cutler needs a Safety Valve.

If Ghoulston was cheap I don't mind them taking a look.

Roy... Williams... That will be the same Williams who couldn't produce anything on a team with good O talent in a controlled environment. How will his slippery hands cope with mud?

I was hoping the cautious start to FA was because they had their eyes on a big time player. I hope that is still the case.
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Old 31.07.2011, 09:53 AM
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Okay. I am getting more and more worried now. Can we try and sort out the ******* Oline?

Reports are that we can't come to deal with Kruetz over the matter of $500,000... Seriously?

We have signed Marion Barber, which I like. Re-Signed Graham also which is good. We signed a Nose tackle too, Okoye. Probably to replace Harrison who I think is gunna be cut.

But we have signed nobody for the secondary or the Oline. If we lose Kreutz our Oline could be one of the worst in the history of the league. He hasn't been good for a while but he is a vet who at least brings leadership and know how. Blahhhh. Come on JA.
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Old 31.07.2011, 10:05 AM
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Unless the team are monitoring an upgrade at center they need to pay up and get on with it.

The idea that the weakest part of our team should waste valuable practise time taking turns at center is ridiculous.

It is a good price for Barber.
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