"You're Messing With the Franchise"

Offense
1. Jay Cutler is a special talent and I hope that stadium realized tonight what their organization has given away for Kyle Orton and unknown college guys.  For the past decade, third and longs meant punts.  Not anymore.  I'm sticking with Cris Collinsworth and Mr. Cutler's nickname is now Franchise.

2. Orlando Pace and Chris Williams started slowly but their play seemed to tighten up, specifically CW.  Cutler's scrambling ability will cover a lot of that up.

3. Forte, Olsen, Clark, Bennett, Hester....pick which one you wanna be excited about.  I'm excited about all of them.

4. Absolutely loved the ability to pound the ball into the endzone with the interior run game.  That's old school stuff right there.

5. Wonderful two-minute drill.  No reason to play any of the starters on offense in the second half.

Defense
1. Payne and Pisa are the real deal.

2. Any time that Nathan Vasher and Tru McBride are on the field, the other team is a post pattern away from scoring six points.  That's how bad these two guys are.

3. Seriously, Rod Marinelli?  Are you really this good at coaching defensive linemen?  How is that possible?  These guys look ten years younger to a man.

4. If I'm Lovie Smith, I shut down Tommie Harris for the next two weeks.  He needs all the rest he can get on that knee.  I'm very critical of Harris but I respect the man's guts.

Special Teams 
1. Awesome.

2. Rashied Davis tackled on specials like he knows he needs to tackle on specials to make the roster.  If that's really the case, he's making the roster.

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  • First?!

  • 17 - 3! Pass me the smellying salts

  • oops! smelling salts is what I need. The Bears look GOOD!

  • That 98 yard drive makes me feel better.

  • Hester is too quick (hands and feet) to be limited to returning kicks. He had to become a WR so he could be on the field more.

  • Tommy has heart. I see glimpses of his power and speed. He is still a net plus. I am glad that he is on the team. But we are not deep on the DL.

  • I don't know how hard it is to replace a great special team player, but R. Davis is making some good plays on ST's. Rideau coughed up a catch after getting popped on the sideline. I was leaning toward Davis getting cut, but now I think Rideau might be the WR to cut.

  • Why not keep both Riddeau and Davis? Hester, Bennet, Roma, Davis, Riddeau... who else do we have? Knox? No thanks... Iglesias, no thanks again.

  • all these posts may make it look like I have no life. But actually I have no life.

  • There's no point in having starting defenders in there when it's the second string offense. You're just going to wear them out.

  • Cutler's agility and accuracy is going to spark big plays when combined with our good/great athletes at every position on O (OL included). This season this is going to be fuckin awesome!

  • I CANT WAIT FOR GREEN BAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I'm excited about:

    Pisa
    Bennett
    Olsen

    I'm scared to death of:
    Tru
    Vash
    Tommie's knee. he was hobbling around and i truly felt bad for the man.

  • hester looked great on the return too after starting off with 2 less than stellar decisions on previous punts. The broncos punter was out of his mind tonight.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Maynard punted well, but yes Colquitt was insane. I've never seen anything like it, actually.

  • Jackass!!

  • How do you cut AP?

  • Hanie looked amazing with that throw to Knox and then misses on an easy TD to JI. On the bright side it gave AP the opportunity to look like Buttah in the continuation of his great runs to the endzone!!!!

  • You don't. AP and Rash are going to be on this roster. And how can you cut Johnny Knox and keep Iglesias? It's not possible. That's sprinter speed he's got.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Surprisingly this is gonna be the toughest offensive roster to make in the last few years....

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    8-( the secondary 8-(

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    so who gets cut? DA,Rideau,Knox,Iglesias,Rash?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I dont see a spot for Iglesias on this team.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I think we keep six receivers: Hester, Earl, DA, Rideau, Knox, Rash

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    AP is on fire, and Basanez completion to gains is probably the best play he has made in all of the preseason and training camp. Little late there buddy.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Raiola, Buenning, and Beekman are playing their asses off right now. I realize it's against the 2nd or 3rd string of a bad defense, but they're getting 4-5 yards of push.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    But cutting Iglesias would mean that management would have to admit a draft failure or an "Okwo" as i playfully refer to it. I think DA gets the hatchet for that reason alone.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I think JA won't have a problem cutting Iggy.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    i love Josh Daniels' direct quote with "eye contact" to Andrea Kramer:

    I am positive that Jay Cutler did not break his finger, it is not a compound fracture...and i don't think it's serious. We need more tests until we know for sure."

    Wow.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    meant Kyle Orton...almost had a heart attack just reading that

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    He said Jay Cutler?

  • In reply to shonbear:

    no, i am slightly buzzed and made an error.

  • In reply to shonbear:

    i just thought it was funny that he was so sure that it wasn't a serious injury, then admitted that more tests needed to be done to determine the severity of the injury.

  • In reply to shonbear:

    I have the hope that they continue the way they have done thins differently this year and provide some pleasant surprizes with regard to the way they pick or cut the receivers or how many they keep. Anyways like we've been saying, how many times over the years have we faced a problem of too difficult a choice at who we are supposed to keep. The problem is they seem to have just made the wrong choices.

    On another note, Trent Dildo has got to be the last guy to be saying that Jay Cutler has been made to be a great QB before his time, when answering the question about why the big deal about Cutler. What did Dildo ever do as a QB that he can make any comments whatsover. He should turn over his ring to the Ravens Defense and shut his mouth.

    Even when he is saying something semi positive, he still downplays it or minimizes it.

    Anyways, Trent please go have a beer with your clone Brad Johnson and you guys can relive the good old days when you actually thought you were "franchise" QB material.

    Brad "Johnson" and Trent "Dildo", funny huh.

    Lastly, the D needs seriously to step it up to take on the Packers. Again, I hope the Packers go into the game just thinking it is going to be more of the same preseason vanilla they have been getting and then be shocked at the crushing blow the Bears give them in their house.

  • In reply to shonbear:

    No Jay in the 2nd half?!?! What a bunch of...just kidding.
    I heartily approve. One attempted cheap shot was one too many.

    I don't believe Cutler will face a more hostile environment in his entire career.Remember when I posted "Jay Cutler, stay within yourself"? Mission accomplished! I sure like working with folks who take direction well. Damn, if he'd just LED Aroma a little bit on that bomb....

    Let's all remember, yes, it was fake game #3, as close to a real game as the exhibition, er, pre-season (Sorry, Mr. Goodell) has to offer, but it was ONLY the Denver Broncos, a team that doesn't figure to see the sunny side of .500 no matter how well KO performs for them.

    1 sack and, I believe, 3 holding calls against what the NBC guys claim is "one of the best offensive lines" in the NFL. I'm almost ready to refer to them as "Rushmen".

    I see my favorite zebra (not), the Odious Ed Hochuli, is in mid-season form. His ass must REALLY be sore after pulling that roughing the passer call against Alex Brown out of it.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    that was a brutal call

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    also, that pass to DA was pretty and leading him only a yard further would have made it a truly sick TD.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Gee, I wonder how many Bronco Fans are buying rounds for "Good-ole-Josh" tonite? Or if their stretching and testing a rope by some tree up in the hills in anticipation.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I just want to throw my two cents in on this game since I was there tonight. I am in total agreement with Da Site that this fake game was important in that it turned out to be a run through for the game conditions that the Bears will face in two weeks. It felt like a playoff game in the way the crowd was acting.
    It was incredibly loud everytime JC stepped up to center, as loud as any playoff game that I have attended.
    70k fans were at Invesco to see the game and Bears fans were well represented. I think Kevin Payne should get some love because he was all over the place in the first half.

  • In reply to shonbear:

    Dear Mr. Tony Dungy and DaCoach, In reference to your combined evaluation of the current Chicago Bears 1st. string QB and his questionable maturity and leadership abilities, Na-Na-Na-Na-Naaaa-Na. In the future when any comments come to mind about Mr. Cutler, Be so kind as to keep them to yourself. Warmest Regards, MaddBearFan

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    that's what i'm hoping

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    love that damn gnome.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    No chance DA gets cut. The guy basically started tonight. And Jay loves him.

  • I don't know. I think Peterson still has some zip left.

    And yes, how bout (Hello I'm) Johnny Knox. And how bout Caleb Hanie on the 40whatever yard pass?

  • How many times does Al "death warmed over" Michaels have to remind us that Adrian Peterson is in fact not the same running back as Minnesotas AP in name and talent level. what a douche.

  • Columbia

  • Ha...I bought the same gnome for my sister last year...it now sits by her big screen where we gather to watch the Bears each week.

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