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Gurode signing with Bears

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by AbeBeta, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Gurode just signed with the Bears.

    Tim MacMahon ‏@espn_macmahon

    RT @caplannfl: Bears announced the signing of G/C Andre Gurode.
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  2. Yoshimitsu

    Yoshimitsu Lurch

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    SMH. Yet we still have these scrubs.
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Like Gurode was some kinda "gang-buster" last year.

    And now he's a year older.

    Good luck in Bearsland.
  4. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Not for nothing but the Bears are no model of O Line play or scouting
  5. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, we are better off with Bernardeau.....
  6. CopenhagenCowboy

    CopenhagenCowboy Active Member

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    Good. Move on.
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I'll take a young guy who might improve over a washed up player any day
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    still would have been a better center then Costa last year

    Whoever on this team thought Costa was ready to start should be shown the door
  9. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    :hammer:
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Wanna bet our knight in shining armor won't be that good?
  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Costa didn't play well last year.

    But Gurode was incapable of playing center.

    That was proven by the fact that not one other team chose to sign him as a center.
  12. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Hope Cutler likes the ball to never be snapped on time and having to chase it down when it flies 10ft over his head...
  13. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    in all fairness Bernadeau hasnt been that bad at Center. At Guard it's another story but at Center he's been at least as good as anybody we've played there this year. We could consider sliding Costa to Guard eventually if Bernardeau is able to anchor the C position.

    When is Costa coming back? anybody? Beuler?
  14. BTX

    BTX New Member

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    When we cut Gurode,Davis,and Adams I thought it was a good thing.Boy was I wrong.
  15. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    It was explained here a while ago that Gurode was cut to save money.

    The Cowboys wanted him to restructure (take a pay cut) and he said no and therefore was cut instead.
  16. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

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    What a mistake that was on Jerry's part.
  17. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    It was and he even admitted to it.

    IIRC Gurode was one of the last contracts that needed to be restructured to give us more cap room for the future. Gurode didn't want to take less money and the two couldn't see eye-to-eye.

    I should dig up the old threads on how posters wanted Gurode gone and how over rated he was...it's like deja vu.
  18. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

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    I don't think many fans thought we would end up with every one else's cast offs. What they did this year to field an O line was criminal. I don't even want to hear the injury excuse because they weren't going to be any good any way.
  19. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    This will at least give us a chance to see if he can play at all anymore.
  20. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    To me the center situation was the most problematic in my eyes. Not only did they not provide competition for Costa they really didn't have any backup plan(s) if he went down. Cook was merely a plug in a leaking dam by the time preseason was over. They never put Bernadeau over there like they originally planned during training camp nor did Arkin do anything of significance to make the coaches believe he was a starter.

    You know I've said it a number of times, but the center is incredibly important to the running game.

    The other problem, which I can't recall anyone foreseeing, was how awful Doug Free would be going back to right tackle.

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