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Bears trade for defensive end Gaines Adams

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The Bears didn't trade for Terrell Owens, but they did make a trade tonight for a young pass rusher that will be given to defensive line coach Rod Marinelli to develop.

General manager Jerry Angelo traded his second-round draft pick in 2010 for Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Gaines Adams, who had fallen out of favor with first-year coach Raheem Morris.

Adams, a first-round draft pick in 2007, had 12 1/2 sacks through his first two seasons. He was drafted by the Bucs to play in the Tampa Two scheme, and now the Bears have some youth moving forward at the position with Adewale Ogunleye and Mark Anderson coming out of contract after this season. The Bears are looking at Adams to help now though.

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I just downed my fifth whiskey sour (go Evan Williams, my favorite player!) when I thought I read on my BlaxicoBerry that Jerry had traded for Michael Gaines. "That's something completely new, trading for a player you just cut," although, to paraphrase John Slatterly, "trust me: somewhere in this business, this has happened before." Then I realized it was that Florida guy from a few years back that everyone fell in love with in shorts and no shirt, the black Mike Mamula. Hey, he can't steal much more money that Prince Ogunleye over the course of the next few years.

Fifth sour on the way. No, sixth. I have to pace myself. Next thing I know, Terrell Owens will be a Bear.

Another rushman project, let's hope a change of scenery is just what this so called, "Underachiever" needs? We'll see?

Honestly, I don't know why you bears fans don't want to. In my opinion he makes your team a contender. He may be getting near the end of his career, but he's still huge and a threat in the redzone that would open up Matt forte. It's a shame that he'll probably end up in Minnesota and help them win it all. If he does go to the Vikings watch out.

Cool. We got a shiny new player to help with the pass rush. Good athlete, good player, but from what I've seen on him he's a total idiot. Hopefully he works out. Forgive me if I'm a bit apprehensive when it comes to trading for players from Tampa Bay; that's what Detroit did a whole lot of last year.

But wait, this trade confuses me a bit Brad. I thought the plan at Halas Hall was to mold men out of clay and then to have Rod Marinelli breathe life into them which would have turned them into elite pass rushers. Why did we need to bring in an All-Rookie player when Rod and the d-line were doing such a terrific job in the first place?

I don't know anything about this guy, but from what I've been reading around the web, people are saying that he will help us out with the increasing of the sacks, the need for youth in that position while possessing some experience. If the sack factor is indeed true then that will be marvelous especially when we begin to face teams with hard to penetrate o-lines. Even the spectacular diva Bret Favre will hopefully feel some pain from us.

On another tangent if I may: I dont know about you guys but whenever I am trying to find Bears news aside for the ST's all I can ever come by is news of the Viqueens. I am sick and tired of hearing about the greatest quarterback of past, present and future: Bret Favre. Somebody needs to bring the Queens back down to earth. If any of you guys choose to go on the Vikings blog on which goes under the guise of "the NFC North Blog" I'll bet Seifert wont even give a positive note about this addition to our d-line and how it could possibly benefit, but I'll bet he certainly will assess how the trade will curse and harm the Bears and bless the Vikings with their new Lordship Farve. So Brad, kudos to you for keeping up with OUR Bears and even though he is rather biased Mr. Mayer too.

Good trade. Chances are that the Bears would not have gotten a better player than Gaines Adams with their 2nd pick next year.

Obviously, a whole lot of NFL talent scouts thought pretty highly of him the year whe was drafted. If he needs coaching, Rod Marinelli is the guy to do it. And he already knows the "Tampa 2"

I do wonder who gets the axe on the 53 man roster. Will it be a D-lineman? Or someone that contributes on special teams? Someone like Craig Steltz comes to mind. But which D-lineman I wonder would they consider dropping? Or will it be the 4th Tight end, Michael Gaines?

Mike you nailed it, very athletic and very stupid, got a 7 on his wonderlic. So what guy on this board was just saying they need D-Line help and got jumped on yet again? Oh I remember, it was me. He is a RDE I wonder if they are going to move brown next year cause Adams and the run don't mix well or maybe they want him as a situational pass rusher? So long Anderson. He plays high and Linemen tend to get under him. But at least they got younger on the line. A 26 year old project, not great but not bad. Strange thing is Rod never worked with him, and they know he is not that smart and the Bears say they like smart players. At least Angelo knows what to do with his draft picks now.

Told you they needed line help.

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