Comments on: DE Gaines Adams is a Bear Chicago Bears History Blog by Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:25:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Perno Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:37:00 +0000 I’m a Bears fan living in Tampa. All the sports writers and fans on call-in sports talk shows are shocked the Bucs were able to get a 2nd round pick for Gaines Adams. The Bucs beat writer for one of the papers down here said “maybe the Bucs have some blackmail-worthy photos of Jerry Angelo or something” when he was explaining how the Bucs didn’t end up with a 4th or later round pick. EVERYONE down here hates Gaines Adams and has labeled him a bust. I have no idea since I watch the Bears every Sunday and not the Bucs – but just find it interesting how both sides seem to think they got away with a good one here. Time will tell!

By: Wyrdawg Mon, 19 Oct 2009 04:07:58 +0000 Apparently he’s needed with the D-line play tonight. Way too many blitzes.

Now, can we pull someone to be the hopeful on the O-line? We’re running out of draft picks.

By: Scott Sat, 17 Oct 2009 20:50:26 +0000 Yeah fans want instant production. Looking at our own past.. Richard Dent had 17.5 sacks in his second season. Alex Brown never has had more than 6 sacks in a season.

And to look at other great players..Michael Strahan took awhile to get his sack numbers up.

So it really all depends…This could turn out to be a great trade for us, or a not so great trade. Only time will tell. I think with a great D-Line coach like Marinelli..we have some hope there.

By: Ken Sat, 17 Oct 2009 19:57:28 +0000 I don’t know if this is underachieving. As Football Outsiders pointed out on Twitter:

Through first 24 games:
Mario Williams: 8.5 sacks.
Gaines Adams: 11.0 sacks.

Average sacks for a top five DE through first two years (i.e. 32 games)(since 96): 12.3.

Sounds to me like Adams is actually doing quite well for a young DE. He just hasn’t been focused on, for whatever reason.

By: ldc Sat, 17 Oct 2009 15:19:22 +0000 This does not mean Wale’s gone

Adams is best suited as a situational pass rusher. He’s also signed through 2012 for reasonable cap rates.

Wale and Brown can continue starting, while Adams serves on third down.

And that’s exactly what you will see with him this season.

By: Scott Sat, 17 Oct 2009 15:11:13 +0000 I was out with some friends last night a friend informed me of the trade through a text message, but I didnt get all the details until I got home quite late.

I personally love this trade and saw it as insurance in case Ogunleye demands a contract too large. I have heard many other fans talking about franchising Ogunleye after this season. I only franchise Ogunleye if he puts up 15-17 sacks this season, otherwise I let someone else over pay for his services. In reality I’d give Ogunleye a 2-3 year deal, but with Adams here, he’s really not needed assuming Marinelli can work with him.

Atleast with this, one hopes Angelo doesnt draft his yearly DE now that he traded a pick away for one. Angelo’s drafted one in every draft but 2005.
Henry Melton – 2009
Ervin Baldwin – 2008
Dan Bazuin – 2007
Mark Anderson – 2006
Claude Harriot – 2004
Michael Haynes – 2003
Alex Brown – 2002

By: Mark L. Sat, 17 Oct 2009 14:52:41 +0000 Competition breeds output.
Adewale probably thought the Bears would never let him go if he has a stellar year.
Now with bringing this kid in, the Bears have a replacement if someone overbids them for Wale’s services.
In addition, Wale may perform EVEN BETTER knowing that he may have less snaps getting the Clemson product acclimated. PLUS it is never a bad thing to have crazy depth at the DE position in the Tampa 2.
The Bears management continues to shock me this year.
Trading for QB’s and DE’s? I am looking for the pod where the former Jerry Angelo’s body is. This new JA must be a bodysnatcher.