We have the 20th pick go
We have the 20th pick go
Y'all are still sleeping on Webb
Matthews/Lewan if by the grace of God one of them is there.
"If we think we’re going to go out in a seek and destroy mission, this team will just laugh at you. They’ve had people running at them for five years; they know how to deal with it. Going out and thinking we’re going to intimidate the Chicago Blackhawks is nuts. They’ve seen all of that before and they just play right through it.”
- Ken Hitchcock
To answer Blam.0's question about Webb from the old thread, as a tackle he's 57th in penalties, 42nd in pass pro, 43rd in run blocking, and 49th overall.
So, no. He just sucks all around.
Also, when you remove penalties from the equation, how much does Webb's ranking improve as an LT? Where does he rank strictly in pass pro and run blocking?
I'm not trying to be difficult or purposefully ignorant. I appreciate PFF evaluation and I've been a fan of what they do for a while now, although I have been unwilling to pay for their premium statistics. Evaluating OL performance is difficult as an outside fan, and really all we have to go on is PFF grades.
I was under the impression that Webb was actually grading out decently and I am currently aware that this is incorrect. However, I am now wondering how much worse or better Webb's performance is compared to the rest of the pieces in our OL.
If our pieces at G, C, and RT are actually worse than Webb, it would be wise to address those positions first in FA, especially given the price tag on premier LTs.
Webb is improved in the sense that he's gone from comically bad to bad... but obviously that's not saying much.
Bears should not draft a LT with the first pick. We should get a proven Tackle or 2 in free agency at the least. Bears should draft either the guard from Alabama with thier first pick or the TE from Notre Dame. Both of these players are rated the best at their position according to multiple sites. Either way first to picks should be TE and LT. Every offensive lineman on the Bears should be let go or benched at this point. Lance Louise should be a starter but it will take him awhile to recover from his season ending injury. The rest of the draft should be devoted to more offensie line starters and depth, along with more receivers, LB's possibly Urlachers replacement, and even another running back with some speed to return kicks.
asked this in the last thread but never got an answer, who gets more money, Wooton or Mikchael Johnson, personly would love to see johnson and Rod work and become more polished technique wise, physicaly he is up there with the best of them.
"If your going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big"
Why can't you just be OK with "J'Marcus Webb sucks?"
But, what is all of this really telling us? It's telling us our OL blows, and Webb wasn't anywhere close to as "OK" as you thought he was (which is shocking that you thought that, anyway). Webb actually graded WORSE vs. SF than Gabe, too, FWIW. Gabe's problem is he can't pass pro. Even with just 11 games logged at RT, Gabe graded as the 5th run blocker at RT.
Really though, let's just stick with "our line is bad with J'Marcus Webb."