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Bears 2011 1st-rounder Gabe Carimi on bubble?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by RS12, May 13, 2013.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    The Chicago Tribune believes 2011 first-rounder Gabe Carimi is on the Bears' roster bubble.

    The Bears appear to have given up on Carimi at tackle, leaving him to compete for reserve guard duties. Sidelined for a majority of his rookie season by a knee injury, Carimi was an absolute train-wreck as a sophomore. Failing to survive final cuts would solidify Carimi as one of the bigger draft busts in recent memory.

    Source: Chicago Tribune May 13 - 12:55 PM
  2. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    If cut and he cleared waivers, would be worth a look to play guard. Even coming out of school, he looked to slow to play tackle.

    I'm sure the Bears got a B for that draft.
  3. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    A lot of us thought he would have to make it in the NFL as a guard, I never wanted him to be drafted by us. It is funny that Long is the one to unsurp him, because he is also one I don't like at all.
  4. Rack Bauer

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    I wanted us to draft Carimi when he came out (after a trade down). The dude has some attitude to him. I'll take him at RT, couldn't be worse then Parnell or Free.

    Plus we seem to have success picking up Chicago's reject RT's. :D
  5. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Bears O-Line is nothing special so I'm not sure he would be better than Parnell or Free.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    If they're giving up on him after two seasons, there's a likelihood he's a lot worse than both of those guys.

    That doesn't mean don't take a look, but I'd be skeptical of it ever coming to anything.
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Boy -- I sure remember a ton of "trade back" advocates wanting this guy.
  8. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    In fairness, we *had* to use the pick on an OL of some sort.
  9. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    ended 2012 able to play but on the bench.

    and now he is skipping non-mandatory OTA's. doesn't sound like he wants to stick around.
  10. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    the guy is arizona completing treatment on his knee. i dont believe the bubble talk, he'll find his way on the team.
  11. Supercowboy1986

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    :laugh2: :bow:
  12. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    A B+ just on the 1st round...
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/story/14998621
  13. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Bryan Broaddus ‏@BryanBroaddus 4h
    “@louisianajedi: @BryanBroaddus Do you think Jerry would consider Carimi if Da Bears cut him loose?” Had on board in first round.
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  14. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I don't know what you look like, but I'm pretty sure you could play better at RT if you were blindfolded and giving me a piggy back ride.
  15. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    :laugh2:
  16. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    You don't dump a first rounder this early just to save face unless the guy has zero potential or is a bad apple disturbing the team. I don't know which one it is but there's no way I'd give up Parnell for Carimi.

    If he's released I'd want us to put in a claim but he probably gets a look from someone before us on the waiver wire pecking order. If he's got nothing left we can let him go without any loss other than releasing some camp fodder.
  17. Rack Bauer

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    No way you'd want us to give up Parnell for Carimi, but you'd want us to put in a claim?

    What would be the freaking point?
  18. Eskimo

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    I think Parnell could be useful so I won't trade him for a player about to be released. If the Bears are considering releasing him they probably have little faith in him.

    If he is released I would put in a claim. If we get him we cut the 90th man on the camp roster and give him a chance to compete and work with a different set of coaches.
  19. Questfor6

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    If I'm putting the pieces together right I really just think they want to drop his first round salary and keep Webb who's on a 7th rounder's salary. I know they've played Webb at LT & RT so although he got embarrassed on national television against GB I think they like his upside at RT more than Carimi's. Add all that up including Bushrod as the new LT and Long as either Guard or Swing Tackle and now you have a reason for why they would dump Carimi.

    I'm sure Dallas will take a look even if they keep Free on a reduced salary because Garrett/Cowboys liked Carimi in 2011 plus he's good friends with Carimi's old OC at Wisconsin Chryst. I don't think the guy is washed up I think Chicagos Oline has been poorly coached and constantly depleted.
  20. honyock

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    I saw the Bears - Niners game on Monday night last year, and Carimi just got dismantled by Aldon Smith, and anyone else who lined up across from him. Smith ended up the night with 5.5 sacks and several more pressures. It was so bad that the announcers were cringing when watching the replays of the sacks. He was getting bull-rushed, speed-rushed, beat every way you can imagine. He looked like Doug Free during Free's worst moments.

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