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Is Bears Acquasition of Marshall a Difference Maker?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Bagadeez04, Mar 13, 2012.

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With the Bears AcQuiring Brandon Marshall, Is the NFC North Now the Toughest Division in Football??

  1. Yes, the Packers need to utilize Free Agency/Trades to Keep Up

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  2. Yes, the Packers "Draft and Develop" Strategy is a Winner in January, Not in March.

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  3. No. Other Divisions are More Difficult Than the NFC North.

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  1. Bagadeez04

    Bagadeez04 Cheesehead

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    I can't help but think getting Cutler and Marshall together again is bad news for the NFC North...does this move by the Bears mean the Packers are "standing pat" while other teams get better?
     
  2. SpartaChris

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    The NFC South is the toughest division in the NFC, if not the NFL.

    I agree Marshall will make a difference for Chicago, but I'm not sure if it will be enough of a difference. Remember we have to play Calvin Johnson twice a year too, so we're already prepared to take on a big name receiver. Plus Marshall has an attitude problem. While he might have an OK relationship with Cutler, he's still a bit of a headcase.
     
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  3. 7thFloorRA

    7thFloorRA Cheesehead

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    NFL Man of the Year!!!!! Chicago is a great city for him to get back into trouble.
     
  4. NelsonsLongCatch

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    Can I go with "Yes, but a healthy Tramon Williams can cover him".

    Marshall is the best receiver to ever wear a Bears jersey. They guy has something like three Pro Bowls and five 1,000 seasons. He is a beast and is a matchup problem. The Bears best receiver does from Johnny Knox to Brandon Marshall. That is a huge upgrade.

    This move alone is not scarey. This move plus the addition of a starting left tackle or Mario Williams is something to worry about.
     
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  5. SpartaChris

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    Mario Williams isn't going to Chicago. They're looking at someone else now. Buffalo is taking a huge run at Mario Williams, offering him a larger deal than what Chicago gave to Peppers.
     
  6. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Definitely an upgrade for the team. But Cutlet - Marshall didn't exactly light up the win column together in Denver. 15-17 I believe.
     
  7. ivo610

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    Teams that win in march don't win in January.

    We went 15-1 last season. Standing pat the first day of free agency means we aren't going to overpay for someone. Making a big splash for someone would be a terrible idea. Gotta pay several stars on this team in the next 2 years.

    Does it really matter who the bears sign at WR if cutler only has 4 seconds to throw the ball?
     
  8. TeamTundra

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    There is a reason Brandon Marshall has now been traded twice in the past three years. Will he help the
    Bears offense? Yes, but they still lack depth at WR, TE and OL.
     
  9. Aaron rodgers is god

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    Nfc south has the best overall division. I'd say the NFC north has the best 3 teams in one division.
     
  10. NelsonsLongCatch

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    I saw that. I'm just not sold until he actually signs a contract with Buffalo.
     
  11. NelsonsLongCatch

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    I disagree with that. The Falcons are vastly over-rated and haven't won a playoff game with "Matty Ice" at QB. The Panthers are up-and-coming, but far from a playoff team. The Bucs are a 4 win team.
     
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  12. SpartaChris

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    They put up some pretty good numbers in Denver together for a couple seasons, but that production never led Denver to a winning record. That could change in Chicago, but I'm not ready to crown them just yet. As someone pointed out, winning in March doesn't necessarily mean winning in Jan. And as someone else mentioned, there's a reason why he's been traded yet again. My guess is he has a poor attitude. We'll see how he handles the Windy City..
     
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    NFC South and East are two of the biggest overrated divisions in Football. Not saying the NFC North is the best, but there wasn't much choice in the vote options. (which was dumb imho, but w/e).

    I would say the best on paper is the AFC East then AFC North, then the NFC North.
     
  15. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    The bears still have O line issues. Cutler has shown that if you rattle his cage he loses his poise. If we can get our pass rush back I'm not that worried about the addition of Marshall.

    Gonna make for some good football
     
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  16. Aaron rodgers is god

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    Now that I think about it I feel the NFC east has the best division. After the redskins get rg3 they will be vastly improved. Plus the giants, eagles, and the cowboys. 1 team may not be world beaters in that division; however, each team is good and are all playoff contenders except the redskins who aren't there yet. Each division could have a strong case made for it except the west. Even the west is becoming much stronger than it used to be especially If the Seahawks or cardinals get Peyton or Flynn . NFC is the best league hands down
     
  17. NelsonsLongCatch

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    A lot of people forget that the Bears were a playoff team prior to the Cutler and Forte injuries last year. When Cutler went down, the Bears were 7-3 with their next three games being the Raiders, Chiefs and Broncos. They are a good football team. Marshall definitely makes the offense better.
     
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  18. Aaron rodgers is god

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    afc east really? After patriots which team would be a legitimate playoff contender?
     
  19. Powarun

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    I think the NFC North is the toughest division in the NFL. Want to know why:
    Packers > Saints
    Detroit = Atlanta
    Chitcago = Tampa Bay
    Vikings < Carolina

    I do think we may want to sign 1 or 2 free agents for a change this year, I would wish for us to have a good center to replace Wells and something to help out our D.

    Also even if the Bears gain a few better players, I'm still betting we go 1-1 versus them this year. Plus they still have Cutler at helm and Lovie Smith, something I really don't want to see changed as a Packers fan.
     
  20. fettpett

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    If the Bills land Williams and Meachem like they are trying, they will be, Jets are decent, though on the decline, the Fins are going to be decent and are up and comers.

    of course that could always change.
     
  21. Aaron rodgers is god

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    That is true; however, They have 3 mediocre qbs in that division. Unless Peyton or Flynn go to the dolphins. Until they get better Qb's I can't put them as the best division in the entire league. Remember a couple FA doesn't make the team spectacular. Just ask the Eagles :)
     
  22. okcpackerfan

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    I think this move is going to completely backfire on the bears (or maybe its wishful thinking). I cannot help but think that this is going to take more touches away from matt forte who is their best player, while it does make them more two-dimensional they still don't have any other receiver threats to speak of so you throw a cb and safety over the top on marshall and can still stop the run effectively. I see cutler forcing way to many passes to marshall that get picked off or incomplete.
     
  23. Aaron rodgers is god

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    I'd say Chicago is better than Tampa Bay and Carolina.

    Hey Cutler is a good QB. I hate his personality but he is very solid. Given a few weapons and an actual decent offensive Coordinator. He could put up some solid numbers. When the Bears were rolling last year, they were balanced with the offense. They had good production from Cutler and Forte. They didn't make the playoffs because both of those guys got hurt. This division is going to be very tough this year. Every division game won't be a gimme with maybe the exception of the Vikings. Who knows maybe they Ponder progresses quite a bit. Maybe they get a gem in the middle to late rounds with what it looks like to be Kalil in the first round.
     
  24. Jules

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  25. Aaron rodgers is god

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    So if packers got Ap it might take throws away from Rodgers. C'mon man . Plus they still have the draft to get another wr
     

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