"If you were putting together an "All-Payne" team and the first player you picked had to be someone off of the current Bears roster, who would you pick 1st, yourself excluded of course, and why?"
That's a really hard question to answer, because it's hard to choose players without knowing what this All-Payne team's needs are. However, I think I've got a couple shoe-ins I can mention who I know I'd most definitely pick.
With my second pick - especially for offense and special teams - I gotta go with Devin Hester, because that guy can do amazing things with a football when it's in his hands. In the two short years he's been in the NFL, I gotta say that he's probably already a Hall of Famer. I could ramble on and on about how good this guy is, and, maybe, I'll do just that in a future blog post.
So those are my two picks. Brian Urlacher would be my first and Devin Hester would be my second. But, like I said above, in order to pick the proper players, you gotta have a better understanding of what your team's needs are.
So there you have it, SpleenSplitter. I'm sorry I didn't give you an entire squad of All-Payne'ers, but I think we've now established a good starting point.
(SpleenSplitter... Email me a secret phrase and your mailing address to KevinPayneNFL at G Mail dot com, and then type that same phrase in your SBNation profile's "About Me" section. I'll match them up to verify you, so I can mail an autograph your way. Thanks, man.)