Posts tagged "bench mob"

Can bench mob 3.0 come through?

The Bulls had an amazing turnaround in 2010. After two years of .500 records with head coach Vinny Del Negro, the Bulls launched themselves into the realm of elite teams behind Tom Thibodeau. Derrick Rose's ascension was the primary reason why, but the bench mob played a crucial role in the team's improvement...

Chicago Bulls' bench mob 2.0 nearly as bad as missing Derrick Rose

Obviously the Bulls with last years bench would be much further away from a title without Rose than they would be with this years bench with him. However, in terms of staying afloat, bench mob 2.0 is causing nearly as many problems as missing Derrick Rose...

Will the Chicago Bulls abandon the Bench Mob for a bench rotation?

Through three preseason games we've watched Bench Mob 2.0 struggle to score, struggle to play with continuity, and give up large leads to the opponents. Thus far, the talent level appears lower, and the individual pieces aren't yet playing to the sum of their parts. The past two years, Thibodeau has played the bench as a unit, but he can't continue to do so with the present struggles...
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What will the Bulls bench chemistry be like this season?

One of the great things about the bench mob last season was the tremendous chemistry the group had together. Chicago famously let every bench mob player under contract leave to bring in a new, cheaper group. They were all cut from the high character cloth that Forman/Paxson are famous for going after...

Have we overreacted to the ouster of the bench mob?

Most of the angst over this season has come due to the loss of the bench mob. However, I have to ask, have we simply become overly attached to a group of players who were good guys with good chemistry? Is it really that difficult to think the new bench mob couldn't play a similar role to the old one...

Thibs not changing anything, but changing everything?

Tom Thibodeau mentioned in his post-game press conference that he had no intention of switching up the lineup.   Everyone is hinting about whether Bogans would get yanked to try and give the Bulls a better star, and Thibs defended Bogans with these comments.   What’s hard to understand about this is why this philosophy only applies... Read more »
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