The Black and Blue Division

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Now that draft is done am looking at our competition on paper. Not doing grades here but possible impact as it relates to the Packers.

Lions: Didn't draft a QB so all of their eggs are in the basket from the trade. They got arguably the best LT in the draft,an athletic pass rusher, and one of my favorite CBs fron the draft had slated for the Pack and can play Slot, outside and big/ fast enough to cover TEs.

Bears: Might be biggest winners of the draft IF Fields comes close to the hype. Bears have always had good/tough teams but lacked the QB and might finally have one. Also beefed up the OL with 2 Tackles.

VIke's: Filled their biggest needs by getting one of top LTs from draft but still have same QB.

So what it means....over-stating the obvious, chasing the Pack are looking to negate the pass rush and apply pass rush against whoever the Pack have at QB.

IF Pack are to remain top dogs, will need better D-Line play from players not named Clark and better Edge/OLBer play outside of Smith. Either both Gary and P. Smith will need to bring it on a consistent basis.

It's great that we drafted Stokes but might need time to adjust to scheme. And even if All Star Secondary can only cover for so long.

On Offense, wow. More questions then answers at this stage on an unit that has been the strength of the team as we had one of the best O-Linew when healthy and always a chance to win when AR at the helm.

As of now, don't know that Baht will be ready by season start and what level will be able to play at. Lost the best Center in NFL and most likely be starting a rookie there. And though we have a bunch of young players from last two drafts, don't know what we have until battle proven. The O-Line is the one area on the team that must play and think as one cohesive unit.

The receiving group needs to take a step forward. This is the year MVS must take that next step and be consistent. We need one or more of the WRs to be able to get open and open and take pressure off of Adams.

QB- Wow who would have thought we would have a question at this position. Think most of us hope AR and FO work and patch things up. IF not and Love plays, there will be many questions until we see how he does.


Regardless of how things turn out this season, should be an interesting upcoming season
 

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The Halas name no longer being associated with the Bears is a big change for the NFL. But, at the same time, I can understand why it will happen. It's that deep pockets issue that now controls major sports.

If Bezos did end up owning them, he'd be right there to move them to Arlington Heights. He'd invest "huge" in the undertaking. I wouldn't put it past him putting a billion dollars into a stadium/district setting, out of his own pocket. The guy won't hesitate at giving the Halas family $3 billion plus. He probably has that much in his pants pocket, that he throws on the dresser at night.

No matter what, I see Ryan having the inside track, but Bezos will do what's necessary to outbid him.
 

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The Halas name no longer being associated with the Bears is a big change for the NFL. But, at the same time, I can understand why it will happen. It's that deep pockets issue that now controls major sports.

If Bezos did end up owning them, he'd be right there to move them to Arlington Heights. He'd invest "huge" in the undertaking. I wouldn't put it past him putting a billion dollars into a stadium/district setting, out of his own pocket. The guy won't hesitate at giving the Halas family $3 billion plus. He probably has that much in his pants pocket, that he throws on the dresser at night.

No matter what, I see Ryan having the inside track, but Bezos will do what's necessary to outbid him.
Yep the Halas families wealth is all from owning the Bears. I think after Virigina dies the team will be sold as I don't think the kids will want to keep it when they can cash out big time.

Though I think Bezos makes more sense in buying the Seahawks. They are in the Allen Trust and I can see them being sold at some point and Bezos would make the most sense to buy them.
 

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The Halas name no longer being associated with the Bears is a big change for the NFL. But, at the same time, I can understand why it will happen. It's that deep pockets issue that now controls major sports.

If Bezos did end up owning them, he'd be right there to move them to Arlington Heights. He'd invest "huge" in the undertaking. I wouldn't put it past him putting a billion dollars into a stadium/district setting, out of his own pocket. The guy won't hesitate at giving the Halas family $3 billion plus. He probably has that much in his pants pocket, that he throws on the dresser at night.

No matter what, I see Ryan having the inside track, but Bezos will do what's necessary to outbid him.
Ryan is a lock since he has the right of first refusal assuming he executes on it.
 

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Yep the Halas families wealth is all from owning the Bears. I think after Virigina dies the team will be sold as I don't think the kids will want to keep it when they can cash out big time.
I am quite certain there is some language in a will or trust agreement as to succession of ownership. Corporate structure matters
 

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Yep the Halas families wealth is all from owning the Bears. I think after Virigina dies the team will be sold as I don't think the kids will want to keep it when they can cash out big time.

Though I think Bezos makes more sense in buying the Seahawks. They are in the Allen Trust and I can see them being sold at some point and Bezos would make the most sense to buy them.
Actually, read a sun-times article on that and yes it's staying the family in a joint ownership type setup.
 

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I'm not certain Allen would buy into a 49.9% ownership for somewhere near $1.6 billion, knowing he wouldn't have the power to make decisions. Just a guess here, but he's kind of into this thing about being the boss.
 
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