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  1. Ian

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    Interesting stuff out of the Chicago Tribune:

    Bears to bench safeties Harris, Meriweather - chicagotribune.com
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    Who knew that Ian was such a Merriweather hater? :)
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    Given Lovie's comments about changing things up, it's not a surprise that he's switching out his safeties. I thought Harris was much worse than Meriweather in that game, but neither player covered themself in glory.
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    Where are all the folks who long and pine for Meriweather with their 20-20 hindsight????

    He will be out of the league by next year, and just a memory.
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    No one ever claimed he was great. Every pat fan knows he was not very good, but he was the best of a bad bunch. Are you going to try and claim sergio brown or barrett are better.
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    I don't think even BB thought the jokers we have now ARE better than Meriweather. I do think, however, that he thought he could coach them up and that they COULD BE better than Meriweather.
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    Still better than what we got next to Chung. Doesn't matter though, of all the safeties we had I wanted to keep Page.
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    All 3 of those safeties are sucking right now. Page missed 4 tackles last week.
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    I really wanted to keep Page too. Shows how difficult it is for us fans to assess players, especially those whom we don't get to see on many plays.
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    I actually thought Meriweather would excel in a Tampa 2 defense. Granted I have since read that the Bears don't run a true Tampa 2. Possibly the undisciplined style of the Tampa 2 or Tampa 2 hybrid just causes Meriweather to play even dumber than he did here making him regress even more. It also could be that the Bears' defense just stinks and the safety position is just being the scape goat.

    I was never upset they let him go. I was am upset they didn't get a legitimate starter next to Chung, but Meriweather was never the choice I wanted. Sanders made a good play or two this past week (although he isn't lighting the world on fire in Atlanta). Would have much rather kept him.
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    Meriweather played a bit reckless throughout the game, opting for big hits rather than wrapping up for the tackle. The former New England Patriot seems to be having a tough time adjusting to a new defensive system.


    LOL!! This is the way the man plays! Tough time adjusting? Hahahaha...he never adjusted to New England's defensive system.

    Screw him. He's Chicago's problem now. I'm just still lamenting the release of Sanders.
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    LOL please tell me someone else has direct tv and has been watching a few bears games?

    Meriweather straight whiffed during a game. Missing guys completely. LOL
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    The scrubs we have now 1) try 2) listen and 3) buy in. Merriweather can have all the talent and potential in the world but being a supreme knucklhead trumps talent and potential.
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    After that horrible excuse of a tackle when Megatron caught the ball... I knew this was coming.
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    Different systems affect players differently. Plus, the whole Eagles defense is playing awful right now.
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    You mean the one arm scare tactic? ARGHH IM GONNA GET YOU!
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    What an impact of that glorious Philly defense.
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    BB IS CRAZY FOR LETTING BRANDON GO...



    WAIT A SECOND. NVM HE COULDN'T EVEN MAKE IT IN CHICAGO.:rofl: BM IS A CANCER AND A JAG (at best). I NEVER LIKED YOU.


    PRO-BOWL='S POPULARITY CONTEST


    all caps to emphasize my point:):):)
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    Ha ha, no, but when I saw it I was surprised. I thought maybe he'd go on to thrive in Chicago, but I guess I was wrong. It's too bad. Obviously he's got the athletic ability, so it's a shame to see him not making the most of it.
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    The whole Philly D are missing tackles!
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