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The only reason to draft Wright (in the first) is if the Bears don't think Knox and Hester can provide a deep threat. This could very much be the case with Knox coming off a horrendous injury. They've made noises about bringing Hester back into the offence though.
If you can get Wright in the second, I don't think it's a bad choice. Basically, I think that Wright at 19 is too high, and there are much better players available at that slot at a number of other crucial positions.
I think this is shaping up to be a really interesting draft, with multiple directions and options for the Bears at 19. On top of that, we'll hopefully get a feel for the direction Phil Emery wants to go with the team.
I think the last time I had this little confidence on what the bears were going to do with their 1st pick was the Cade McNown year. At least then we knew QB would be an early pick, but had no idea who or when.
“When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.”
― Walter Payton
Not a big fan of adding another wide out when Tice is going to run the ball every down
Really surprised to see a post like this from you. You have been one of the biggest proponents of the Bears getting a #1 receiver. Yes, they went out and got Marshall, but they need someone to play opposite him.
I may live in Florida, but I bleed Chicago navy & orange
Bears fans, it looks pretty favorable for the Chicago Bears.
Week 1 Sept. 9 vs Colts – The Bears defense gets ready to exploit Rookie first-round QB Andrew Luck
Week 2 Sept. 13 @ Packers - Division games are always good early to get your mind right for season. None better than facing rival Packers on Thursday Night in primetime.
Week 3 Sept. 23 vs Rams - Facing a Rams team at home that does not yet have an identity or enough playmakers.
Week 4 Oct. 1 @ Cowboys - If Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan does not fix their defense, Urlacher and the boys can keep key Dallas offensive playmakers in check on another Monday nighter.
Week 5 Oct. 7 @ Jaguars - Always good to face one dimensional teams. Maurice Jones-Drew must be stopped while Jags quarterback Blaine Gabbert is trying to get comfortable in new offense under Mike Mularkey.
Week 6 BYE
Week 7 Oct. 22 vs Lions - Should be well rested for a divisional Monday Nighter that could be huge in standings. Bears must win this at home.
Week 8 Oct. 28 vs Panthers - Cannot have a letdown. Carolina pushed around the Bears last year in Soldier field. The Panthers are a dangerous team entering 2012 and are getting better.
Week 9 Nov. 4 @ Titans - The Titans are another dangerous team. They were close to a playoff team last year, finishing 9-7. One plus is the Bears maybe facing second-year QB Jake Locker at this point.
Week 10 Nov. 11 vs Texans - Buckle up for this one. This will be the Bears' fourth primetime game. Houston is a complete team. They finally busted through the AFC South to the Playoffs. The Texans defense is legit.
Week 11 Nov. 19 @49’ers - Another Monday Nighter completes five primetime games for the Bears which is the most any team can have in a season. Should be another dandy against the NFC Divisional runner-up.
Week 12 Nov. 25 vs Vikings - The Bears cannot coast in this one, but this is a nice breather from the previous five weeks.
Week 13 Dec 2 vs Seahawks - The Seahawks are still one dimensional. Stop Marshawn Lynch.
Week 14 Dec 9 @ Vikings - The Vikings will not be much improved from facing them two weeks ago.
Week 15 Dec 16 vs Packers - The Bears have to split with the Packers. This is their chance at home.
Week 16 Dec 23 @ Cardinals - Look at all of these NFC games to finish the season. These matter for playoff seeding. The Cards won 7 of their last 9 games last year finishing strong.
Week 17 Dec 30 @ Lions - What better way to end the season than in Division? The Lions believe last year was not a fluke. The Bears may have opportunity to knock the Lions out.
Early thoughts just looking at the schedule: the Bear’s could go 12-4 again with a new sheriff in town like GM Phil Emery and a couple of breaks. The pressure is on with the new GM but Weeks 7-11 is a brutal five-week stretch along with weeks 15-17.
It's nice to know I'm not the only Bears fan who wants us to draft WR Stephen Hill...
I know the Bears have needs. I also know at 19 he may be a stretch, but I like Stephen Hill. I realize his lack of overall catches leads some to wonder but just watch how fluid he is, his body control and his speed. I think he could be a steal outside the top 15. Why not? Joe, West Jordan, Utah
I think 19 is too high for Hill. I get what you are saying. He has more potential than any receiver in the draft. But there also is a chance he could be a major bust. Given the fact that he has not produced much and he has not done the things an NFL wide receiver will be asked to do, he is too much of an unknown to be chosen that high. With the 19th pick in the first round, you don't want to completely whiff. You want to make a pick that is somewhat safe. The time to take big risks comes later in the draft, ideally in the third round, but in the case of Hill I would say the second round.