Did The Bears Fleece The Bucs?

July 27th, 2012

Price still must pass a physical in Chicago

BSPN Chicago has penned a story about the Brian Price trade that includes three anonymous and allegedly neutral scouts saying the Bears scored very well in the deal.

The piece also quotes Adam Schefter saying the Bucs’ compensation was a seventh-rounder in 2013.

Three NFL scouts with other teams unanimously deemed the Price acquisition a strong personnel move for the Bears, who have a need for depth at defensive tackle and may have landed a potential starter. One scout considers Price to possess “Pro Bowl talent,” and another said he’d be “surprised” if Price doesn’t crack Chicago’s starting lineup “provided he’s healthy.”

“(It was a) very good move,” said one NFC personnel evaluator. “(He’s an) athletic guy that just needed a change of scenery.”

Price still must pass a physical, which still gives the Bears time to have buyer’s remorse. Joe wonders whether the Bucs would cut Price if the deal fell through, or bring him back to the team and put him on the PUP list and let him rehab in hopes of trading him later.

It’s much more likely they’d release him, but nothing is certain.

20 Responses to “Did The Bears Fleece The Bucs?”

  1. Andrewbucsfan Says:

    Looks like EJ came down with a broken foot. Next man up, Lewis this is your time boom or bust

  2. ben Says:

    i was looking forward to seeing him so much this season.i guess ill be an optimist. we got a 7th rounder for a 2nd rounder but we got a top 10 pick (okoye) for zero picks who is still young with more experience

  3. Andrew Says:


    for some reason my comment is not going through.

  4. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Joe any news on who these 3 guys are the bucs picked up? 2 CBs and a receiver.. havent heard about any of them before.

  5. 941-Bucs Says:

    Well if you look at the big picture.

    We got Okoeye and (rumor) 7th round pick from the Bears, They got Price from us!

    Okoeye top 10 draft pick at 19 years old, Clear for practice (injury), Has great potential and is just now coming into his own being only 24

    Price – top 10 consensus coming out of college, ceiling (has none), incredible talent, biggest question will he ever be fully healed and able to reach that potential.

    I think we got a fair and if not the better end of the deal.

    It seems regardless of what everyone else thinks. Schiano wants to win and win NOW! Let’s hope he can achieve that goal. Hasn’t done anything but good so far and very smart moves have been made.

  6. Patrick Says:

    Well, they basically gave him away for nothing. There must have been something horribly wrong with his injury that we don’t know about.

    If that’s a case, then it’s a win for us.

    If he’s fine and turns out to be a pro bowler, Dominick’s a$* better be fired immediately.

  7. Kennedy Says:

    @941 — “Big picture” that’s nuts. Okoye was a free agent. We gave away Price for nothing. Schiano has three journeymen know to start next to McCoy.

  8. Papawill13 Says:

    Every day that goes by I am hating the Doug Martin pick even more.

    Lets say Martin is hurt for the year, IMO our RBs are still a Good Group. If ANY DLine player is hurt, we are DONE.

    We should have drafted Defense with our 2nd pick of the draft. Martin might not even be the 2nd best RB on our roster.

  9. FactsMatter Says:

    Every GM talks to every other GM.
    And Price’s agent talked to every GM as well – or at least those who would have need of Price.

    After Chicago offered a 7th, I’m certain Dominik called every other team asking if they would offer more. No other team did.

    There is probably a lot more going on than just a simple trading a player for his value in a draft pick. It might be a combo of things including others being in better condition and/or being better able to fit into the new defensive schemes.
    Notice that 3 players have been brought in but none are DTs.

  10. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    I think the coaches, GM and doctors know more about what is going on than you couch GMs… clearly they think they have enough pieces behind him to get by with. And to give him away for practically nothing should tell you exactly what they think of him or his situation. Could you atleast wait and see how it all plays out before crying like little girls who got there doll took from them?

  11. Garv Says:

    I care about who Coach Schiano, the GM and the coaching staff want on this team and most assuredly NOT who unemployable message board posters want on this team. I guess I have a little more trust, enough to actually pay for season tickets, in professionals than I do in some of the freaking IDIOTS I read here almost daily.

    Thank goodness for those of you who are actually fans and, like Joe, CARE about this football team.

    Buccaneers in 2012?

    Can’t WAIT!!!

  12. Paul Says:

    These moves look like they are fueled by ego and temper. I think maybe Schiano has a short fuse behind closed doors and makes rash decisions.

  13. Have A Nice Day Says:

    If he has pro bowl talent anymore, only Chicago saw it. They were the only team to believe he was worth a 7th round pick. That injury really messed Price up bad.

  14. james Says:

    hey paul, don’t want to offend you but i would rather have a short fuse,than being a doormat of a coach we recently had. the head coach to me has character,determination,drive,intensity and fortitude. i for one say get rid of the malcontents, the me first, the naysayers, and the players who refuse to buy in to what schiano is selling. only time will tell brother if your right or i, soon maybe not this year,but soon, everyone will see, as they say the proof is in the pudding.

  15. Dini's Biceps Says:

    Brian Price was killing team morale. Every time he scampers off the field writhing & wrenching in pain, grabbing his hamstrings…… it screws up the team’s mojo

  16. thomas two point two Says:

    Papa will:

    Nice try Martin is the bell cow starter.

    You might be able to get a serviceable D Lineman who needs a change of scenery for Blount. Once Muscle gets comfortable, expect DomDom to be told to ask around.

    Word on the street is Martin already looks superior, we will see if that continues when real bulletts fly.

  17. princespanky Says:


    I thought about it yesterday (that we should have drafted a D lineman with that pick) and I was close to agreeing with you. However if we are going to hang our hat on our offense we needed an RB that could block without question. Martin does that and a hell of a lot more.

    The comment “Martin might not even be the 2nd best RB on our roster.” UMMMMM about that one no…. in fact after you watch him play this year you will need some mustard to help those words go down.

  18. bowtie502 Says:

    not to offend anyone but, its kharma…..for screwing them (da bears)
    on gaines adams(rip)

  19. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Price will either be out of the league, under-performing or at best buried on a bench in a couple years and Dom vindicated, just like with the other releases & trades over the last few years: Brooks, Caddy, Bryant, Ward, McCown, Ruud, June, Sears, Galloway, etc, etc. In fact, Dom has proven to have sharp foresight regarding when to trade or release a player. He has a good track record in this area and I’ll trust his judgment over some dimwit whining girl of a fan any day of the week.

  20. BigMacAttack Says:

    Price on his best day will get about 4 plays in a game before he drops to his knees in agony. 16/110’s and he made 4. That is like a 1/4 of a mile. I don’t care what position you play, if you can’t at least run 1 mile, you don’t belong in the NFL. This just shows how homeristic the talking heads of the NFL press are with their loving teams. They only know Price’s name and draft status so they concoct some Pro Bowl BS. When the Bucs get RID of a player he has maybe 1 or 2 years max left before he is done, in this day in time.