Bears vs. Browns Gameday Thread

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Bore me today, Bears. Bore me out of my mind.

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  • Today...do it for Sweetness.

    The greatest football player of all time.

    34

  • If by bored you mean the Bears are up 45-0 at the half, then I'm with you. Although if that's the score at half, I won't be bored. Anyway, I'm looking for a lean mean Bears team today that will inspire confidence going into next week's game against the Cards. Bear Down! I want us to go into the second half of this season 5-3 and looking like we could run the table in the North.

  • I'm almost afraid to watch. But the halftime show is must-see TV.

  • Yes, simply winning today is not enough.

    Sorry, Browns, but the Bears need to use you like a tackling dummy and beat you like a drum to prepare for the REAL football team that will visit Chicago next week.

    CBS, locally, is showing Broncos at Ravens instead of Browns-Bears. It makes good programming sense. It's a better matchup AND there are a lot of Bronco fans in the area.

    The Cardinals always wince when they host the Bears, Cowboys or Broncos because it always sounds like a home game for the visitors.

    Thus, I will adjorn to the Stadium Grill, and watch amongst Bear brethren and the sizeable Browns' contingent that has taken up residence there.

    Have to admire them, they have been showing up week in and week out, in force, to watch their team display an ineptitude reminiscent of the Abe Gibron Bears and that has produced something like, 3 offensive TDs in the last 4 or 5 games.

  • 10 years ago today we lost the greatest Chicago Bear of them all. Walter Jerry Payton: God bless him!!! We will never forget.

  • I am 40 years old. When I was about 19, I was fortunate to get into 34s, Walter's Club. He stopped by.

    I remember Jordan's restaurant near the Rock n Roll McDonalds, and stories from in there when Jordan would go after home games, hang out in the back rooms, maybe pick a few hotties from out front to his private back room.

    Walter wasn't like that. He'd walk around and say hi to everyone, anybody could ask him anything. He didn't hide in the back room. It's inconceivable of Jordan or Pippen doing that.

    Last memory: Los Angeles Rams against Chicago Bears. 1977. Monday night. Joe Willy Namath's last game in the NFL. I am at the tunnel on the Bears side. I am 8 years old. Bears laid a beat down on Namath that pushed him out the league and onto Hollywood. Walter stops his stride, reaches over and gives me 5. Most players, they would have kept walking. I told him this story years later at 34s. He laughed and said "long time ago" although it was only 11 years.

    We miss you Walter. You were the best.

  • Kick Ass...let everything hang out. Am I right?

  • Walter was the greatest player ever and a great person. When I was a kid me and my brother had our room plastered with Payton posters. He was our hero. We destroyed the couch in our house, winning games in the final seconds diving over the "pile" (couch).
    And he was a great role model, truly deserving that title.
    Here's my favorite Walter Payton moment:
    My parents used to take us to training camp in Lake Forest. After practice and showering, Walter would come out and sign autographs for ALL the kids. When I was about 9, all the kids rushed up to him, at least 50, and I was towards the back. After signing the first autograph, he pointed at me and said, you look like a nice kid, and reached out to grab my picture of him and signed it. That was one of the greatest moments of my life at the time.
    Sweetness, the best ever.
    Would love to hear more stories from others.

  • I think I'm in the right thread now....Greetings from Ontario Canada. Go Bears

  • In reply to BearDon:

    Greetings to you...good to see some Bears love from our Canadian brothers.

  • In reply to BearDown1982:

    Chicago born and bred, but I'm keeping the faith up here. Bringing Bears love and Italian Beef to the Great W hite North!

  • In reply to BearDon:

    Chicago Italian Beef is the best. I live in western WI, but luckily have Chicago's Beef, Etc. in town, owned by a Chicago transplant.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Don't remind me... Italian Beef is about as easy to get here as a Vienna Red Hot.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    That's because we're still running Ron Turner's game plan script.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    When I see that Hester "spin move" I know we're in for a 4 yard return.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I'd stick here, but I think I'll go find a TV somewhere. Later, gang.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Is Orange the special needs color? This looks like a special Olympics football game.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Wow. Gift call.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Least it's not 28-0 like last week at this time!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    anybody got a link to this horseshit?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    How do the Bears practice the running game? Do the have #22 run straight into a brick wall over and over again? Well, they are pretty good at that...

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Fuck our offensive line.

    My thoughts so far today.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Well designed wildcat. Don't block the DT.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    this one just came up

    http://www.atdhe.net/8403/watch-cleveland-browns-vs-chicago-bears

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Holy shit!!! DManning...maybe the best pick I've seen this year!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Our Oline makes the QB & RB the worst in the league!!!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Is the swine flu vaccine safe?

    There's only one way to find out. Ask the people who have a vested interest.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Drink.Burp.Repeat., good job man.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Eric Mangina says no Brady Quinn. Yay!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Does it matter? Quinn is garbage too.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    need another link....the one Drink. put up went out

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If you can't get any of the live streaming to work (without getting a virus at the same time), this is the next best thing: http://espn.go.com/nfl/gamecast?gameId=291101003

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yep just went down..

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Should have started Gould this week.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Damn it! Sweet Red Zone fucking offense. DAMN IT!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    3 trips inside the Cleveland 12. Zero touchdowns. Sigh.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It's a good thing we're not playing a real NFL team. Or this redzone performance might actually matter...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Bears up 9-0 when they should be up AT LEAST 21-0. This isn't cutting it guys.

    I have to admit, Cleveland's defense is much better than I thought they would be. I think their offense is worse than I thought it would be.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I shudder to think about Arizona, SF, and pretty much everyone damn well else if we keep playing like this. Damn it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    This OLINE blocks as well as Tommie Harris tackles...man oh man, I hope Jay can somehow stay healthy this year.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    This offensive line is going to get Cutler killed!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What I am seeing: Beekman is marginal improvement.

    The issue is Kreutz. Sean Rogers is running him over.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    A red zone touchdown. Hallelujah!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Walter Payton must be rolling in his grave at this putrid team. They wouldn't have a victory if it wasn't for Cutler. The Bears should be up 21-0 and instead we have 3 Gould field goals.

    BearDown1982: Tommie Harris tackles? Oh wait, I get the joke.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    When the hell did John Shoop come back to coach the offense?

  • In reply to Swendawg85:

    Around the same time Wanny kidnapped Lovie, dyed his skin like Downey in Tropic Thunder, and put on the headset.

  • In reply to Swendawg85:

    good play selection.

  • In reply to Swendawg85:

    DManning again. Now see...go for the strip when two other guys are already making the tackle...not when you are the only one. Take notes Bears D.

  • In reply to Swendawg85:

    OMG did Forte just run for 8 yards? That's like his 3 longest run of the year.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Good god the Browns are bad. So is our offensive line.

    Excited about the Sweetness halftime festivities.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    HH is doing a good job yelling out assignments, and getting the gaps filled correctly. His brains are a big help in the middle. He's not much physically, but he gets in the way and submarines blocks pretty well, allowing Roach, Briggs or a safety to angle in and make the hit.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I agree. We need his brains more than Roach's physical abilities in the middle...I think last week helped to prove that.

  • In reply to BearDown1982:

    Agree big time; Hunter >> Nick *teamwise*. Hopefully the Urlacher haters have come to understand what he brings to our D.

  • In reply to BearDown1982:

    honestly what the fuck should we be impressed about? we played like shit against a shitty team. Offense couldnt do anything and defense was nothin special. When we beat some real teams then i will be impressed but todays game was nothing. THe Oline still couldnt block! against the 32nd ranked defense...what does that tell you lovie smith?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    That Beekman was not the magic fix.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Rosenblogger still pissed, as most of us know that this won't do against GB or Minn.

    http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/rosenblog/2009/11/bears-are-the-joke-browns-are-the-punchline.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Great article. I hate to be a traditionally negative Bears fan but next week we have to face a Cardinals team that has a great passing attack, has beaten quality competition, and now is pissed off from getting upset by Carolina.

    Best quote from the piece:
    "The Wildcat call and the screen play to an itty-bitty guy in an area jammed with big people are not just plays where Ron Turner is giving people fuel for criticism. No, he's bathing in gasoline and passing out Zippos."

    I've had my zippo for years now.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sorry to hear that JDub, that sucks.

    Also from that Rosenblog article...

    "The Wildcat call and the screen play to an itty-bitty guy in an area jammed with big people are not just plays where Ron Turner is giving people fuel for criticism. No, he's bathing in gasoline and passing out Zippos."

    If it wasn't so painfully true it would be funny.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You basically took the words out of my mouth, BaM.
    How do we win 30-6 and still feel so bad?!

    I'll tell you how...

    I said it at the top of the thread, just winning today was not enough. We needed to use the Browns like a tackling dummy and beat them like a drum.

    The final score notwithstanding, we did NEITHER. The Browns beat themselves. I said they were "Abe Gibron" bad, but it turns out I was being unfair to Abe and his boys. They will have to leave the doors of the visitor's locker room at Soldier Field open ALL WEEK to get the STENCH of the Browns out of there. They made the Lions look like contenders. How did they win one? Derek Anderson is even WORSE than his statistics. Of course, he has no one to throw to but he still stinks out loud. How bad must Brady Quinn Be?

    Alas, if the Bears had played the Bengals again this week, the result would have been the same as last week.

    Narcissus will be champing at the bit to see us coming.

    The Rams will now believe they have a decent shot at a second win.

    And, worst of all, our "revamped" offensive line let the Browns, THE CLEVELAND STINKING BROWNS for crissakes, use "The Franchise" as a tackling dummy.

    Based on what I saw today, I will lay you even money that Cutler finishes the season on I.R.

    If I have anything to say about it, that Cleveland D-Lineman will be a spectator next week. His intent was obvious. The league should make and example. How Cutler didn't come away unconscious or with a broken jaw or BOTH is nothing shot of miraculous!

    Cleveland defensive coach, take your band of cheap shot artists back to the mistake-by-the-lake and go screw yourself, you fat, ignorant, slob. I don't know what Cutler said to you, but I can guess, and you deserved to hear every word of it you lousy coward. Apparently, you were absent the day they passed out guts.

    The Bears can shuffle the personnel all they want but I just don't see this situation getting any better this season.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ...and to make things worse, there's this bungle of nonesense from RT:

    Turner was visibly upset after the game, telling reporters that the Bears must execute better and improve on the offensive side of the ball both in terms of coaching and playing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Turner is awful. 2 of 7 inside the Red. He's gonzo...but it'll be 2010 before he drifts outta town. Cutler can't continue to take these types of hits and finish season.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Another log on the R Turner burning pyre "A testy Turner suggested afterward that he will be scaling back the PLAYBOOK[sic] after the offense scored just two touchdowns on seven trips inside the red zone against the league

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    Carolina are the best pass defense in the NFL - we're not. Kurt Warner will murder our secondary.

    Nothing positive to take from Sunday's game. Surprised that we didn't have a passing TD against one of the worst teams int he NFL. Then maybe being sacked 4 times and hit another 7 puts that baby to bed. Forte couldn't even break the 100. Arizona, SF, Philly and Minny in the pipeline. We need to find supernatural help for this line or Cutler will be on IR.

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    Doc, exactly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Cl26POZGzA

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    Ex-Bear John St. Clair tried hard -- hard enough to keep Adewale Ogunleye from registering a sack for the third consecutive game...let that sink in your mind a lil

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    There were some good things on Offense. We actually ran a counter (gasp) and it worked. We actually got Wolfe outside the tackles (gasp) and it worked. Aside from that, Kreutz and Pace played so badly that it was hard to tell what might have worked. I think Cleveland decided they where going to clog the middle and pressure Cutler, they did all the sweeps, counters, and WR screens we ran went well; we just didn't stay with them we just tried to run it up the gut... I don't get it.

    I hope when Ron says pair down the playbook he means..
    1.) Take out all plays with Olsen lining up as a FB.
    2.) Take out all plays that have Wolfe going up the gut.
    3.) Take out all plays where Knox and Hester are not on the field at the same time.

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    Olin is done, through no fault of his own. He's just past the point where centers can get it done. The fault lies with management for turning a blind eye to the fact that players age approximately one year each season. It's a deep concept, I guess I'm not surprised it slipped by them.

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    Johnny, I'm with you on the fans. We might have the worst fans that go to games in the league. No energy at Soldier Field, lots of negativity, unrealistic expectations, no noise. The section I was in was just quiet and lethargic, but there were boos everywhere and during most of the game. I guess I just don't want to admit how weak we supported the team. I see this trend with all Chicago teams. The same vibe was lost when the Bulls moved from the Madhouse on Madison to the United Center; deflating. If we had fans equivalent to the guys on this site at the games, I feel like it would be a different story.

  • In reply to DecaturStaleys7:

    Regarding the fans, I was at the Steelers game earlier this year and I didnt see the negativity at all. Im pretty sure its because we have all seen too much bad play calling, and that is what the fans were booing. I think everyone needs to come to the realization that we are simply not a good football team. It sucks, but its the reality.

    And I agree 100% about the United Center comparison. BUT, I will say I was at the triple overtime game against the Celtics in the playoffs last year and it was the best crowd of any sporting event I have ever attended.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    The UC did turn it up for that Celtics series DMB. But how could you not? That was one of the best playoff series of all-time. I was at game 3 where we got blown out and game 6 where Rose blocked Rondo at the end. I still don't think the crowd touched the Chicago Stadium mid 90's bulls dynasty era. That stadium used to shake hard.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    No doubt. The Stadium was intimidating...I was lucky enough to have a friend who had season tix 96-99 and even with that awesome team, it got pretty quiet at the UC sometimes...of course we were winning by 30 points most of the time!

    Its kind of a balance...you unfortunately need to attract the corporate types to spend the money for floor seats, boxes, etc, but they just arent real fans...

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Very true, too many out-of-town business peeps who no nothing about basketball. But, that's the nature of the beast.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    And one more thing...Steve Rosenbloom is not a writer. He is not a journalist. He is not an authority on sports. He never played sports because sitting at your desk fucking wishing and dreaming that you actually had a shred of the ability, toughness or work ethic that it takes to become a pro football player, and angrily berating a team and the players that risk their health everytime they step on the field is not being a professional. We live in a fucked up world of information overload and with so much info flying over the net and through our papers and magazines it seems that the only pieces that get noticed are Op-Ed bullshit rants by hack writers that couldn't cut it as real reporters, journalists and writers. Sorry Steve, there is no Pulitzer category for "whiny pussy bitch that somehow is allowed to write for a newspaper". If there was, you would win but you would have stiff competition from several other extremely impotent, weak, whiny pussy bitches that have never...ever...in their entire fucking lives....played, worked or performed at the level of a professional football player.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Can we call it the WPB Award?

    We live in a world where a columnist who had sex with a teenager still has a column.

    http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2002/09/19/greene/index.html

    Compared to Bob Greene, Steve Rosenblogger is a cross between Ditka and Captain America.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I hesitate to even call Rosen-tool a blogger. Jeff is a blogger. Max is a blogger.
    Rosen-nerdwhohasneverexcelledinanorganizedsportinhislife is not a blogger. He is a WPB.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Bright spots from the game:

    1. Danielle Manning played great and was aggressive. The pick looked like it was straight out of a choreographed hollywood football movie. Then he ripped the ball out of that guys hands on another play.
    2. Hester looked good on 2 of his 4 punt returns. If Gaines Adams doesn't get in his way and actually blocks someone (read:the fucking punter right in front of him) then hester scores.
    Hester also had another punt return TD called back. don't know if that was a penalty. A confidence builder none the less.
    3. That Tillman pick came from 3 awesome defensive plays in a row and tons of pressure on the QB. Tillman looked like the old Vasher on that return.
    4. Tim Shaw is a bad ass. He was blowing guys up on special teams.
    5. A win is a win. Not enough people realize that the NFL is a fucking toss up. Cleveland lost to the Bengals by 3 points in overtime. Any team can win every week. No one was seriously injured and we won. Fake fairweather fans feel free to shut the fuck up now. Cutler survived a brutal game (barely) but showed his disgust at the lack of protection by throwing his helmut down after i believe the 4th consecutive hit that he took on a dropback pass. Joe Montana's lineman used to get fined for allowing hits or sacks. Ours don't.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    A long time fan is not a fairweather fan and a long time fan has a right and a duty to call out his or her team when they play like a bunch of high schoolers. You call that game with Cleveland good in any respect and you are not a true Bears fan. This team should have taken Cleveland out and never even allowed them to score. So what we won by 24, the Lions probably could have too. Are we supposed to be only as good as the Lions? We should hve won by 60 AND left no doubt who was the real football team on the field. Instead we bumbled our way through and showed the rest of the league that this team can't be taken seriously from week to week. Pick and choose your few good moments and feel good about them if you want. I personally won't be satisfied until this team can play a complete game and prove to us that our faith in them is justified.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Well nothing to see here this week,Bears should have won.Next week is the true test where this team sits.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    We CREAMED the Browns...but yet I have that feeling in the pit of my stomach as though it was a loss.

    Jay Cutler's stats are asinine. He complete just over half his passes for no TD and an INT for pedestrian yardage. Looks like a Ron Turner style game manager QB instead of a game breaking QB.

    Should've been 54-6.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I agree with '82. Pretty dissapointing blowout. I'll take the win. The crowd was pretty withdrawn today. Probably because we made the second worst run D look like the second best most of the game. Give Beekman some time to get used to live action; Omilaye got 6 weeks. I liked Shaeffer in there. He's a beefier guy and looked good run blocking. Rogers owed Olin all day!

    I admire Olin a shit load and whaat he has done for the Bears, but you cannot let your best player get pummeled play after play. The number one need going into next season could be finding a replacement at center, with all due respect. I haven't seen a bears Q get that bad of a physical beating in a long long time.

    Skunk looked great at both his positions today and regained his number one spot in the league at punt return yards. He is looking more comfortable and like he is getting that electric magic mojo back.

    At least the D got back to their old self: strips,flying interceptions, fumble recoveries.

    This one was for Walter, bless you.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Damn...thought we'd be able to see some of the halftime stuff at halftime for Walter. Oh well...I'll just pop in Pure Payton later on.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Greetings all my fellow bears fans.! Good to see everybody made it another week of thinkin about hoe CB could put up that many numbers and try to be humble after the game. O-well... As for today... 16-0 at the half isn't so bad. the bears are still getting blown up on the O-line and the Defense is trying to patch it all together. I wish turner would one time this season just send our speed deep! Hester and Knox straight down the field. maybe open up the run a little and no MOre WR screens... to little. Would be a nice topper to a already good weekend with my HAWKEYES going to 9-0 with a ugly, but big win over the hoosiers. Rose bowl bound!!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It makes me feel a little better every time I say it at this point.

    I hate our OLINE.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It's a fucking jailbreak on Cutler. Pass blocking sucks.

    12 yard punt. Brilliant. Up 16 but still looking to help the helpless get back in the fucking game.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    And get back they do. 16-7.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Spoke too soon. Fucking Browns can't make a PA. 16-6.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I like how the announcers keep giving Ryan all the credit for the defensive game plan...does he not see how terrible our offensive line is?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ryan, the defensive coordinator for the Browns, looks like Sam Elliot from Roadhouse if he gorged for two months on dunkin donuts.

    http://www.filmdope.com/Gallery/ActorsE/5252-16104.gif

    We're making the announcers refer to his game plan as "masterful". The Browns and masterful should never be said.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ha. Or you could say he looks like a lighter version of that one huge fat henchman from that same movie...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    send them deep right here...

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Not sure Jay will ever be given enough time for a fly route to actually work at this point.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Ron Turner will never call a deep pass. His playbook is chiseled in stone tablets from Sumarian times.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    lol... your right. rt has a firm grasp of shit all day long. and yes there probably isn't any time for a deep ball but at least if we try maybe that will show were willing to at least try it.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    YEAH BABY!!! We need some more af this shit.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    I hope your Tivo is working today. Forte just ran for 10 yards, faked out a guy, and scored a TD all on the same play.

    It's like 2008 all over again!

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    Touchdown Bears! Nice run Matt.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    Jay Cutler is one tough QB. I hope he can survive this O-line

  • In reply to mikev:

    Not even Chuck Norris can survive this O-line.

    Seriously though, Cutler is one bad dude. He don't care what happens to him. He just plays hard.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    Nice run at the end there, Forte. I wish we could have traded for Shaun Rogers instead of Adams!

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    If, we do not do anything this(i have faith) year... Jay will have such a good feeling for this offense that he will be able to check into so many more audibles in bad situations. They will shore up the O-line in the of season and we will get better with Jay. And you are so right MIKE V... Cut is tough as nails!!

  • In reply to Darrek:

    I don't ever want Jay Cutler to have a feel for Ron Turner's offense. He's much too talented to waste his life throwing a 3 yard pass on 3rd and 8. This is like owning a Camaro but only driving on roads with a 25 mph speed limit.

    God willing the Bears offense turns into a pro offense sometime before the decade is over.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    That was a DUMB pass by Cutler. You are up 17, no need to force anything there at all, especially off your back foot.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Wow. The Browns are so bad. Every time we make a mistake, they just hand it right the hell back.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Every possession is Christmas when the Browns are in town!

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Yeah, unfortunately that sounds too familiar BD1982

  • In reply to Darrek:

    I would like to challenge the ruling on the field that the Bears have an offensive coordinator.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    I feel the ssame way Shields.. but if RT isn't replaced we have to make do with what we have. there has to be more that he has besides this shit he calls all the time. He calls plays that he hopes will work instead of calling plays the he knows will work. Needs to be like PM in Indy... Three plays called in and let JC read the Defense and then pick one and excacute it. Nice recovery. Let's put another TD up and be done with the dawgs.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    I just hope Cutler doesn't get pounded so many times and then injured to the point his skills diminish and his career is limited. This O-line blocking is the worst I've ever seen. Everybody we play has to know that knocking out Chicago's QB insures a win.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Part of the problem is personnel. We have Cutler and 10 other guys. Hester has not stepped up and become a true #1 receiver. Forte is reminding me of James Allen. The OLINE has so many holes that swiss cheese is solid by comparison. Knox has promise but you can't expect a 5th round rookie to carry the receiving corps.

    The bigger problem is the play calling. None of the plays that are called utilize Hester's speed. They should throw slant routes to him all day long and get him the ball in motion while he still has two steps on the other guy.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    And whatever draft pix we have left need to be focused on the O-lone and maybe a good safety that cna stay for a while like MB but w/out the injuries. But your right this O-line is the worst i've ever seen. Jat will make all of the recievers better here as long as he has time. Nice catch devin!!! sooo close! Give it to Matt!!

  • In reply to Darrek:

    OK. Hester may not be a true NFL top tier #1 receiver, but he looked pretty good on that 34 yarder

  • In reply to Darrek:

    All he had to do was follow JMckie in on third... COME ON O=LINE!!! FUCK!

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Why does that moron RT run when we should be passing and pass when we should be running. Jesus Christo!

  • In reply to Darrek:

    1st and goal on the 1 and we don't get in. Fuck!

  • In reply to Darrek:

    I like it that Angelo dealt the first days draft picks for next year. He always picks better on the second day.

    What was with Cutler and the defensive coordinator from Cleveland talking shit?

  • In reply to Darrek:

    A safety here would make me feel a little better

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Can some fucking one on the DLine PLEASE get a saftey... please!

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Gotta get a safety.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    but a pick 6 is better!

  • In reply to Darrek:

    uuuhhhh... that works. ; ) Peanut is having the game of his life!

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Much Better PEANUT!!! GOOD defense!! Keep puttin the points and lets blow them out!! NO MERCY

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Please tear Brady Quinn a new one. I can't stand Notre Dame.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Yes, we need to put up at least another 7 on these shitweasles. Jesus, I bet fucking Oregon could beat these guys. Common Bears, 30 isn't enough. Let's get Matty 100 today and Peanut another pick 6.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    Ha. Hester's slowest spin move in history actually works, but it's called back. Oh well.

  • In reply to Darrek:

    God damn Rashied Davis.

    Ruins a perfectly good Hester TD return.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    I don't think he held and without that block Hester doesn't break it.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    Looked like a pretty weak flag I thought.

  • In reply to BearDown1982:

    In the film room this week, Devin will know that Rashied did not hold. And that matters more than what we think.

  • In reply to BearDown1982:

    I hate Ron Turner perhaps more than ever. Jay Cutler is going to get a career ending injury playing for that retard.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    called Shieds number as soon as the flag was thrown... Gotta go. Nice Return though... got hesteron all fantasy teams and would have been really nice. thank you 81 thank you!

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    WTF?!?!?!? This sums up these choaches attitude. Are you fucking kidding me? Rush it down their throats till the last second man! No fucking holding back. God damn it.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    STATS:

    I really don't care about stats except for one: W or L.

    The Jay Cutler passer rating is going to be totally skewed because he threw the ball away when he didn't have a play as he should and his interception was a tipped ball.

    Turnovers were huge this week but again the only one that matters is the W!

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    Not sure I've ever felt so blah after a blow out before. A win is a win...but our offensive line leaves me very concerned.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    Nice job today fans and Bears. Win is a Win. doesn't have to be pretty. let this be a stepping stone for the upcoming weeks. Bear down fans!!! My weekend is complete. HAWKS AND BEARS WIN!! Love it. See ya all next week.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    So, ya have to ask yourself. Are we happy we won by 24 over the Browns? Or, are we concerned that it took 5 turnovers by the Browns to do it?

  • In reply to mikev:

    I' go with the latter...here's hope that it builds some confidence anyway...

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    watching the "Game of the Year" smh....i hate the sports media. don't even know who to root for....how about a scud missile take out the whole damn stadium? yea...that'd be a win

    but seriously, hope GB wins.....make it more even in the division

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Who to root for is easy. Root for a 0-0 tie at the end of 5 quarters. Only thing that helps Da Bears.

  • In reply to mikev:

    good point....but that's not going to happen realistically.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Probably, but 28-28 is just as good.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    That's it in a nutshell. RT's playbook is from like 1984 or something. I think he's still trying to run the '84 Niner's plays.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    We let em off the hook.

  • In reply to ShieldsUpCaptain:

    I was at the game today and we officially have the worst fans in the league. Our fans booed the team all day long. They booed when a Cleveland player would make a great play, they booed when we got 4 yards on a run, they booed when we called a fucking time out when cleveland changed their defense. I was embarassed to hear our fake motherfucking fans boo our team. someone on this blog said the Bears have no heart. The fake ass fairweather pussy fans are the ones with no heart. fucking embarassing...I'm never going to a fucking game ever again. OUR FANS FUCKING SUCK.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Izzy is so damn good at that. It would be nice if our offense would respond...but I'm not gonna get my hopes up.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    How come the defense and OLINE go to hell the same year we get a franchise QB?

  • In reply to BearDon:

    Devin...the punter? Really? Nice return, but he should break those.

  • In reply to BearDon:

    Good field position, and a three and out. Ho hum.

  • In reply to BearDon:

    anybody got a link where i can watch the game on my computer...someone told me atdhe.net?

  • In reply to BearDon:

    I had the pleasure and honor to see Walter play in every game. There never was a better player and there never will be.

    The greatest ever. Period. We love you and miss you Walter.

  • In reply to BearDon:

    That's it, I'm getting a Maynard jersey.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Who is John Galt?

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Offense sucking in the 1st quarter. I'm shocked!!!!

  • In reply to BearDon:

    Anyone know how to keep this thread running up to date, without having to keep refreshing the site?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I don't think it's possible unfortunately.

  • In reply to BearDon:

    Link?

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