The cb fell down on Burton's TD. That aside I dug the gist of your last two posts rallo.
In my view bears are an ascending team. They're starting to put things together. Nagy has them motivated and his misdirections are working. It's a ray of hope and glory for a mad football town that's seen a lot of mediocrity since 1985.
They still need to learn how to stand up to the very best and close out wins. Going into this season I'd have been happy with 8-8 and some progress towards improvement. 4 weeks in I'm already satisfied the bears are pointed in the right direction.
Posted by ralphster
on 06 September 2018 - 07:47 AM
In 2016 the Pittsburgh Steelers generated 401 million dollars in revenue.
Their salary cap that year was 155 million.
I get his fellow players being cheesed; he's making x more than them, it's a team sport, they've got the chance to go far into the playoffs.
I get his side from the business angle; limited time to earn, injury risk with lack of future guarantees, no real free agency for the best players due to the tag.
I get the fans grousing over a star player's holdout that could tank their superbowl hopes.
I do not get the keyboard warriors passing judgment on Bell's character or lack thereof. It's as if boreds like these are the yelp of the sports world.
The players do all the work generating the revenue and aren't even paid half of it. Broken down into individual player contracts and it's even more ridiculous. Bell touched the ball 400 times last season, and was in line for as much or more touches this year. What's so difficult to understand - why a player would want to save himself for a future employer or why he would not want to put his future earnings on the line for a team that has repeatedly lowballed him?
"He's selfish trash! Next man up will be just as good." seems to be a sentiment of many. The sentiment I share is more along the lines of "Wow the CBA is awful and elite fb players are getting screwed."
Compare contracts in the NBA or MLB to how players get paid in the NFL. Football players have the shortest careers and get the least money yet their game is the most popular and generates the most revenue. That's just wrong imo.
Posted by ralphster
on 06 September 2018 - 07:18 AM
Nagy is from the Andy Reid tree. He takes over after one of the most predictable coaches (Fox) was fired.
Then the Bears went and spent big money in the offseason to add skill in ARob & Burton. Nagy has talked up ARob throughout camp and he is expected to serve as their WR1 this year.
Our running game should be strong and it looks for the moment that the oline is finally healthy.
Everything the Bears have done will be for naught if Trubisky busts though. It's been reported that Nagy wanted Trubs over Mahommes in KC but Chicago took him before they could move up. That the hc believes in Trubs that much is of some comfort b/c the kid looked shakey more than a few times after being pressed into duty last year.
We've just added Mack, who should really help with keeping us in positive game scripts in division games. I like where this Bears team is headed and think they can fight their way to 9-7 this year.
Fun stat: ARob has the most red zone tds since he came into the league. He won't necessarily be a world beater in our division and cold weather, but I do think he goes 76-1070-8.