Bears To Look Under the Hood

(How about that for a sports writer-y pun?)

Vaughn McClure is reporting that the Chicago Bears will sign Rod Hood to a one-year deal.  McClure also reports in the article that Bowman and Tillman are expected to play against against the Browns in the preseason finale.

The Bears have had their most solid preseason in recent memory - looking sound at almost every position except cornerback.  Hood won't fix the problem but he may help.

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  • Well done, Jeff. Well done.

    He who would pun would pick a pocket.

    And Jeff, I'm curious what you think the roster will be at Corner with Hood in the mix. It might be too early to tell.

  • Favre and Adrian Peterson were damn good in the preseason game today against Houston (sigh). I was worried before...I'm more worried now.

  • I can't imagine he's not an upgrade over McBride.

  • Kentucky, what did you think Favre did well tonight? All he did was complete screen passes and throw cheap shot blocks.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Agreed - with the "cracked rib" bullshit, Favre is honing his craft of lowering expectations before the inevitable flameout late in the season.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

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  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Hood is a serious upgrade from McBride and will help fill the gap while Tillman and Bowman heal and Vasher/Graham hopefully improve.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    and also allowing DJ Moore to get more reps (hopefully the hype around him will be of worth in 2-3 years

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    question: why did he get cut in the 1st place?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I bet he pissed off Mangenius.

  • In reply to hollywood1:


    ON THE ONE HAND, the concept that players who can't make THE CLEVELAND BROWNS' 75-MAN ROSTER improve OUR squad (remember, the BIG cutdown doesn't happen until Saturday) isn't terribly comforting.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, at least the Bears aren't deluding themselves that everything was just fine in the secondary with what they had. Plus, the Bears have been doing the mating dance with Hood since May so this isn't exactly a panic buy. Frankly, if it's a choice between the 5'9" Trumaine "Whoops, whiffed on ANOTHER tackle" McBride or the 5'11" Rod "I've started 30 games the last 2 seasons" Hood, I think I'd opt for the "Boy from the 'hood".

    If you're looking for a "The Glass is half full" take, maybe Hood fits the bears' defensive scheme better (said Pollyanna with a smile). I believe MikeBrownhadaPosse's "If he has a pulse" comment covers the "The glass is half empty" side of that analogy.

    FYI, Hood has 43 starts in 7 seasons (30 the last 2 years for Arizona), 11 career INTs with a high of 5 in 2007 for the Cardinals that included a pair of "Pick Six" thefts.

    Let's just hope he doesn't have to line up against any receivers named "Bismarck" or we're SUNK! (You want puns? You get puns!)

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Wow - Albert, the Hood vs. Bismarck pun for the win!!!!
    Who says us Bears fans ain't smart?!?!?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Can't you just hear Johnny Horton singing "The Hood found the Bismarck, and on that fatal day...".

    Excellent movie too. SINK THE BISMARCK. With Stalwart Brit, Kenneth More and the classy, hot Dana Wynter!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yeah I second MikeB, that was practically a Dennis Miller level obscure reference. But because I got it, it was awesome. Early contender for most ridiculous pun of the year

  • In reply to Reverenddave:

    I second your nomination.

  • In reply to Reverenddave:

    I like the signing, but he's a nickel at best. I'm only scared of one thing in this division now: Percy Harvin. He's like a Hester who actually knows where he's going.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yeah awesome movie. I used to watch that all the time when i was a kid. (yeah horribly nerdy). I also watched Midway starring Charlton Heston. I preferred those two to Tora! Tora! Tora! cause the good guys win in the end. Well cept Heston. He dies. But then even as a kid i thought he was the weakest part of that picture

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    1. Adrian Peterson looked healthy (biggest worry)
    2. Favre was accurate and at looked game ready
    3. Vikings offense was in sync

    For every commentator that keeps mentioning Cutler led the Bears to a great 17-3 halftime lead last preseason game, one of those 2nd quarter TD drives was almost all because of HESTER'S punt return. 10-3 score instead would not have been as impressive.

    It's awesome that Hester is healthy again considering he lost a step towards the end of last year because of all the hits he took as a wide receiver.

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    One last thing...Vikings 1st round draft choice WR Percy Harvin might be their best receiver (I mean that as a compliment).

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    After seeing Caleb toss that bomb to Jackass and the way he adjusted his speed to make the catch in stride, he gets good seperation as well. I'm hopin that Cutler and Turner takes a likin to this kid and uses him in tamdem with Hester once in awhile. Two of those fast little shits runnin down the sidelines would be a real bitch to cover at the same time.

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    Some of you guys have been watching a different Vikings team. Harvin looked lost last night, committing three or four penalties and dropping balls in his hands. Anyone who followed Percy in college knows that he's a nice shot from Lance Briggs away from IR. No way he last an entire NFL season.

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    I remember hearing that the Bears had signed Chase Patton, Chase Daniels' backup at Mizzou following the draft in April. Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if he was brought to camp, and if so, why he didn't stick around? He clearly was a better physical specimen then Brett Basanez - some called him the next Matt Cassell. I was intrigued by his signing, especially after the ESPN article a while back ( Anyone?

  • In reply to CSauce:

    He wasn't brought to training camp, but was invited to a three day rookie tryout over the summer...I know that much. The guy looked like a perfect prototype for QB in college...but rarely saw any action at all backing up Chase and played in the spread offense anyways. Physical tools or not, might be hard to put faith in such little substance...although, Basanez blows, so who knows.

  • In reply to KentuckyBearsFan:

    So, McDaniels' people are finally allowed to talk about Orton's injury.

    Apparently when he "high fived" Wale, a joint in his finger dislocated enough to slice throug his flesh from the inside. In the words of John Madden, "Boom!"

  • If Hood has a pulse, he is a significant addition to our secondary.
    If Hood does NOT have a pulse, he will be a quality backup.

  • Let's not forget that Farve has never missed a game. Never ever.

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