You are Ryan Pace. What do you do about Kaare Vedvick?

Toast88

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You know your team is stacked when the most active thread a week into preseason is 100+ posts deep contemplating a 2nd string kicker on another team.
Indeed. The product of being pretty well set on every single position other than the one that cost you a Super Bowl run.

The Bears are in an incredibly unique situation where they basically know what they've got at every single position...other than one.
 

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I was wondering the same thing. I saw the reports that the Bears were interested in the kicker, and then that someone with THE JETS thought the Bears would trade for him. But I've seen no reporting and no evidence that the Bears were prepared to offer *anything*.

I'm not saying they didn't. But I've not seen any reporting saying they did.
Yeah i agree. I mean it's pretty obvious that if they don't truly believe in one of Fry/Piniero then they absolutely at the very least made that phone call to Balt about Vedvick and probably other teams as well, but that doesn't mean Pace is making offers to teams and we don't even know if he wants to make a trade for a kicker or if he's just waiting for teams to start dropping kickers which is gonna happen. Vedvick i can see him making some kind of offer for because his name has been around since last year and the word was out that he could be a good one but that doesn't mean he's gonna trade for the kid from Carolina that just put on a kicking show in Soldier Field for us or anyone else. I'd keep an eye on G.Joseph from Clev as well.
 

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Apparently it was on the score that the Bears offered a conditional 5th round pick and never even heard back from the Ravens. Pace never had the chance to match the offer from Minnesota if he wanted to.
I've heard the same.

Looks like we aren't that confident in the two we have

Can't be worse than what we've been throwing out there right???
 

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Understandable but an unconditional 5th was a lot and the Vikes was worth more than ours. We'd have had to throw in a another late pick. This board would have gone ballistic, LOL.
 

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packers were in on vedvick as well, obviously not as aggressive but 3 out of 5 teams interested coming from NFC North lol
 

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https://www.dailynorseman.com/2019/8/14/20805885/predict-minnesota-vikings-kaare-vedvik-training-camp-matt-wile-dan-bailey
Discusses all scenarios including the risk of replacing 2 positions with injury. Imagine if the Vikes cut Baily and he becomes a Bear. Suspect he'd get claimed before us so unlikely but he's not a bad kicker who's on a bad streak.
Bailey had a worse percentage than Parkey last year. He was 31st in the league, making 72 percent of his kicks. No thanks.
 

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What do they mean by most aggressive? If they were the most aggressive team, wouldn’t they have Vedvik right now?
 

Bearly

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Bailey had a worse percentage than Parkey last year. He was 31st in the league, making 72 percent of his kicks. No thanks.
I'm aware but that isn't his overall MO. Also wasn't a recommendation but would be funny if he ended up here and kicked lights out.
 
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Bearly

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Apparently it was on the score that the Bears offered a conditional 5th round pick and never even heard back from the Ravens. Pace never had the chance to match the offer from Minnesota if he wanted to.
It was reported that Pace was by far the most active in trade talks but made it clear a conditional 5th was his price. No need to call him back and the Ravens jumped all over the Vikes unconditional pick. If they called back, did you expect Pace to offer an unconditional 4th?

Either did the Ravens.
 
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A conditional 5th would not have hurt us at all. The Vikings didn’t bail us out of anything.
Ah it was conditional, that was smart of Pace then. He would've been cut without a loss.
 
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