G.W. Gras

Senior Writer for The Bears Brawl and Lead Host of The Bears Brawl Podcast.

Picture this:

New York City.  2014.  A Bears fan enters a ridiculous NFL Draft party at a high-brow sushi location.  It was “ridiculous” because a Captain and Coke ran you $18 at the bar, and he only walked in with $40.  . .

That’s not all this Bears fan walked in with though.  He also walked in with a hope, and a dream that his favorite player in the draft would be taken by his favorite team with the fourteenth selection in the first round.  That player was Alabama safety, Ha-Ha Clinton Dix.

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Clinton Dix was a five-star recruit, who lived up to the expectations while playing football at Alabama.  Ha-Ha emerged as a first round talent by many draft scouts who loved his ability to process plays quickly and be an efficient tackler on the field.  Safety, had been a position of concern for the Chicago Bears, and it seemed as though this would be the pick that made the most sense for the Monsters of the Midway.

But to this young man’s ire, the Chicago  Bears drafted Virginia Tech corner back, Kyle Fuller instead of Ha-Ha .  Little did this Chicago Bears fan know then, that Kyle Fuller would become an integral building piece to the future of this Bears defense, but that’s neither here nor there.  .  . The part that killed this Bears fan the most was seeing Ha-Ha get drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the 21st pick in the first round.  Ultimately adding insult to injury.

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Now it seems, that the stars have lined up for Ha-Ha and Chicago, as reported by Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the two sides have agreed on a one-year deal to bring the former Packer on board.  The deal is said to be for one year at $3.5 million.

Last season Ha-Ha began the year with Green Bay, but found himself traded to the Washington Redskins. Ha-Ha played with a lot more life in Washington which leads many to believe that something just wasn’t meshing with Ha-Ha and the rest of the Green Bay Packers’ defensive scheme.  The Crimson Tide alum finished the season with 92 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery.

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It’s true, Clinton-Dix is known for having lapses in coverage at times, but overall this a good fit for the Bears defense.  Ha-Ha was one of the upper class-man who helped to recruit Eddie Jackson to Alabama and now the two will be side by side in the NFL.  With the signing of Clinton-Dix, the Bears now have three first round talents out of the 2014 draft, along with Kyle Fuller and Khalil Mack.

A quick update on the young man who entered that New York City draft party in 2014:

He has more than $40 in his pocket and is currently waiting to purchase Ha-Ha Clinton Dix gear from NFLShop.com


G.W. Gras

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