That 8 million if banked until next year could be used for a FA WR, an OLB, or to pay to keep one of our younger FA's like Hicks or Wright.
Yeah....and you know what? It could've been spent on those positions this FA too! Why wasn't it? This team was swimming in CAP space going into FA and now.... they're still swimming in it.
Even if McPhee was cut, what in the world makes you think that money would get spent making the team better? There is pretty much zero evidence to support that theory over 3 offseasons now. Your talking in pure hope nothing else.
More, and a point I made earlier, we are 30+ million under the cap. That's more than any team I remember in recent team history. The FA's we brought in this year feel a lot more like "fill the roster" players than impact players.
I don't think 2017 is being viewed as a go-for-it season.
Great, the team is gonna have a ton of CAP room next year. Now tell me what that actually means, cos from where i stand CAP space is meaningless if you're not prepared to spend it. Its just numbers on a screen.
Wasn't this the FA that Pace was gonna commit and spend real money on the team? Cos i recall him saying exactly that in the end of season presser. Right after he said "these results aren't good enough" and "we hear you" and "this teams going to get better". And who did he bring in? Mike f_cking Glennon and Dion Simms. WOW!!
But i totally agree about this years players SM, they do feel like fill-in's. And i know that cos this is exactly what Pace filled his team with......2 years ago!!
If 2017 isn't a go for it year, which we basically all know is the situation, then f_ck the Bears!!! I don't give a flying f_ck about "next year", its been next year for 3 damn seasons now! I want this team to start winning this year! It amazes me how there's sections of the fanbase who are still lapping this sh_t up. "Next year". Right. We've sat thru 23 losses in 2 seasons, f_ck next year, WIN THIS YEAR ASSHOLES!!!
The Bears are not a serious football team anymore. They're down there with the Browns and the Jags. Next year next year.
You know who's a serious team? The Steelers. Remember they had a bit of a rebuild a few years back? They went .500 for two seasons then got right back to double digit wins in a season. Hell the Eagles were rebuilding after Chip Kelly trashed their roster, with a #2 overall QB, and they went a game under .500 last season. Hell even the godamm Bucs went from a 2 win team to a 9-7 playoff contention team in the space of 2 years. What is this witchcraft other teams possess?
But its all good fellas, NEXT YEAR! Pass the koolaid!
Monday Morning Rant over.
Oh and no, you don't cut McPhee. Yes he's injury prone, but he's also talented. This team is talent deficient all over the roster. And they don't need the money. Case closed.
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