Fire Lovie Smith Tomorrow

Do not wait till season's end.  Do not wait for this to get worse.  It can not get worse.  We have reached the low.  The low point in the history of the proudest of proud football franchises.  Today, in Minneapolis, the Chicago Bears embarrassed Dick Butkus.  They embarrassed the memory of Walter Payton.  They embarrassed the man who risked a life to found them.  They embarrassed me.  They embarrassed you.

 

And that's enough.  Every minute Lovie Smith is allowed to remain head coach of this team is an insulting minute.  I like to use humor and dare I say (Dare!  Dare!) wit to keep this column interesting.  That's over now.  Welcome to the era of rage and aggression.  I have had enough and I hope you have to. 

 

Fire Lovie Smith tomorrow.  And do it with Shanny and Cowher on lines two and three.    

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  • definitely not a good game

  • Give that entire staff which includes Lovie, Turner, Angelo, etc...the Vince McMahon treatment. Call them all in one by one and as Vince puts it..."YOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUURE FIIIIIIIIRED!!!" This is an embarrassment to the team, the Bears legacy/name, ex/current supporters, and the city. And if I get the "Lovie is owed too much money" excuse, then suck it up and take the hit. Hell Wall Street companies are getting bailed out for billions, we can take a hit for a few million and be better off in the long run....Oh, and has anyone seen an offensive lineman anywhere in the country that knows what a block is. Running or passing. At this point, if someone can do one or the other, it is better than what we have now. So keep an eye out at the local high schools, peewee games, and div II college games for ANYONE that can block...But yes, LOVIE NEEDS TO GO.....NOW!!!

  • Good call Jeff. I laughed in a sick way throughout the game and EXPECTED this to happen. Pathetic.
    My uncle, who has been a season ticket holder since the early 80's, said that the Arizona game had the least amount of fans left in the seats in the 2nd half that he has ever seen. Fans need to vote for change with their pocketbooks. Fuck this team. I've had no emotion other than laughter the last three weeks. It's pathetic.

  • Could not agree anymore then you stated it Jeff.....this team plays with no heart or passion its sickening. Time for changes across the board.

    Wish List:
    GM - Parcells
    HC - Shanahan
    If not Shanahan then Holmgren would be a great fit as well.

  • In reply to DaCoach:

    gee is that all you want why not joe montana, jerry rice, emmit smith, you moron!!!!! E-A-G-L-E-S- EAGLES FLY EAGLES FLY ON THE WAY TO VICTORY! E-A-G-L-E-S

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    HAHA...CHAIN EAGLES CHAIN ON THE WAY TO DOGFIGHTING! V-I-C-K

  • If you watched the game the Vikings were better player for plyer than the Bears except for Peanut, Briggs, possibly Olsen. Can the coaches, can the Cover 2 which is as outdated as a tube tv and rebuild this. It's like watching a slow motion train wreck over and over again. What's with the offensive line, my 87 year old grandmother could geet a sack.

  • Dear Lovie,

    The emptiness you have been feeling in your pit, is the same emptiness we have been witnessing between your ears. You are in over your head. If you were an honorable man, you would walk away from this club. You have said before that all of your decisions have always been in the best interest of the team. Now it is your turn to put your money where your mouth is. Walk away.

    But you are not an honorable man. You are a piker. I know it, and you know it. Prove me wrong. Quit, because as you and I both know, you no longer give us "the best chance to win."

  • For whichever of the absolute PLETHORA of reasons Lovie deserves to be fired immediately, #1 at this moment has to be his willingness to PUT THE FRANCHISE BACK IN INTO A 36-10 GAME WITH 6 MINUTES TO PLAY! That is just mind-numbing stupidity.
    The fact that Brad Childress was equally as stupid, or worse, for still running Adrian "Oops" Peterson with less than 3 mintues to go does not excuse Mr. Smith's stupidity.

  • And yes, Viking fans, I realize the Purple People Cheaters only dress 2 running backs and Chester Taylor got dinged. So What? I'd have run Fullback Tahi or taken a knee before I put my prize runner back into that game at that time.

    And while you're enjoying this victory you better start thinking about how Mr. Peterson's willingness to lay the ball down, the flock of penalties you incurred coupled with Head numbskull, Brad Childress, running things will serve you come playoff time against big-boy football teams.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Hey Albert...your grapes are extremely sour. I have no love for the Vikings since I'm a Packer fan (I know..."f me"). But, it's a good thing for the Bears that the Vikings are as incompetent and as poorly coached as you say. Maybe, with the right decision making and a better running back than AP, the score would have been worse. C'mon, man, open your eyes.

  • In reply to jalber9648:

    Get Bent. Eat some more pies. Let us die in peace ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, I have to agree with you.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR ALL OF YA BEAR FANS TO JUMP ON THE EAGLES BANDWAGON!!!!!!! FLY EAGLES FLY ON THE WAY 2 VICTORY!!!!
    E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    I would root for a steaming turd before I would root for the Eagles. Never, ever going to happen.

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    Fire Lovie now? Of course, but it would be a travesty to fire Lovie and leave in place the man who is ultimately responsible for this abomination of a football team --- Jerry "Utterly Inept" Angelo. Unfortunately, no one except the fan base can fire the worst ownership in pro football --- the McCaskey clan, and the fans will continue lining this family's pockets regardless of how bad the Bears play.

  • In reply to IndyWalt:

    I couldn't agree with you more. Firing Lovie Smith would be like treating a disease with prescription meds and masking the cause of the problem as opposed to getting to the root cause of the disease. Ted Phillips is supposed to be a leader and put the proper people in place to make the operation successful and he's failed MISERABLY. Jerry Angelo is supposed to be a leader and has also failed to put people in place to make this team successful. Had these men done their jobs, chances are, Lovie Smith wouldn't even be here in the first place and the Bears would have a head coach capable of surrounding himself with coaches who are capable of developing players and getting the most out of the players that are brought to the team!

  • In reply to IndyWalt:

    Fire this guy! Fire that guy! We have the talent to win! Cutler's a winner!
    O.K., let's not let our Monsters' Kool Aid blur our vision. Everyone from the McCaskey's on down must be objectively evaluated. I think a change of the Jerry/Lovie tandem is definately in order. Whatever their set of skills are, they no longer work with this group, which cannot be completely discarded as you would be creating an expansion team without the benefit of favorable draft and cap exemptions/favors. Having said that, the talent on this Bear team is TOTALLY SUBSTANDARD! Of approximately 22 starters, how many would you trade, position by position, with the Vikings? If you come up with more 3 you are not being objective. Both the OL and the DL are awful. They have a 2 1/2 receiver in Hester and a young and promising Knox. The RB's have no blocking, and are further hindered by the erratic and inferior passing attack, so they are rendered irrelevant. The LB's have been decimated by injury, but that's football, and how much more does Urlacher have in the tank? The secondary should not be discussed in a conversation re: NFL football. Above average punter and place kicker, though. The punter is about done though.
    In summation, this team is in complete disarray. The 2006 SB team was good, but won several games in OT and on big turnovers. Wins, yes, but they tend to even out over time and talent wills out. This leaves the Monsters SOL. The Bears have only hired one head coach with previous head coaching experience in franchise history, and that was just to give GSH a break. It looks bleak to me and all hope must come from the McCaskeys. That does not help at all.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    HOWEVER THE PHILLIES BANDWAGON IS ALL FULL AS THEY ARE AND WILL BE FOR DECADES THE GOLD STANDARD IN MLB!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    Is this the same Phillies that can't figure out their pitching staff? Hell, you should have pitched Lee every game. That would have been your only hope. Unless you dialed into Obi-Wan. Gold standard in Phillie?! The only gold in Phillie is in the teeth of the crack dealers there. Cry Eagles Cry Andy Reid Is Fat As Can Be...Bi Eagles Bi Donovan Has HIV...He Sucks Them Black...He Sucks Them White....H-I-V EAGLES!!!

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    this is so sad. i really wanted to lovie to succeed. 2006....so close. now it feels will never even sniff the playoffs for a few more years. i was really looking forward to this season. i was hoping with a good season it would make spending some time in a war zone a little easier. but no, i hold my head in shame. bears, not only are letting a city down, but fans across the world as well. clean house and get back to winning. for everyones sake.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    IF BEARS CUT CUTLER POSSIBLY THE EAGLES WILL TRADE YOU VICK FOR SAY LB BRIGGS

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    EVERYTHING YOU SAY IS NOT VERY CREDIBLE BECAUSE YOU TYPE IN ALL CAPS AND LOOK LIKE A MORON! YOU SOUND LIKE CHARLIE FROM IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA I THINK YOU MIGHT BE DYSLEXIC YOU SHOULD SERIOUSLY CHECK THAT SHIT OUT BRO!

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    Absolutely!!! Fire Lovie and the group of idiots trying to manage teh bears. Shanahan would be great! Anybody that has a pulse would great. Lovie is absolutely terrible. Players love him because he is such a push over. God . . . what happened to this team.

    Cutler is stil a good choice. Even the almighty Favre woudl have difficulty witht he minimal protection provided by the Bears line. Yikes, is there a worse team in pro football?

    No more Lovie, no more Lovie, no more Lovie!!

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    This game? Really? This game was "The One"? It was a terrible game, but it wasn't completely unexpected. The Bears have a bad team this year. The O-Line, WR's, D-Line, and Secondary are all playing much worse than most people thought they would. I hardly feel like this is the Proof We Need to Fire Lovie, let alone an Embarrassment to All Former Bears Everywhere.

    Look, Lovie should be fired. He's had his shot, and the team has slowly been getting worse the past couple seasons. I like getting Cutler, but as was nicely shown above, the Bears have gotten almost no production out of their past couple drafts. This team is going to be terrible for the next 2 years, no matter who the coach is. I think that the one redeeming thing is that Cutler is a quarterback worth building around. There are a couple nice pieces (Forte, Briggs, Knox). So hopefully this team can turn things around in a couple years and start rebuilding.

    I would love to see Lovie go after that season, but that's probably too optimistic, with the reality of Lovie's contract situation. I think at this point, the best thing Lovie could do would be to start playing the younger guys, and start figuring who's worth keeping, and who's going to be let go.

    The rest of this season and all of next season is basically going to be one long audition for the next coach.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    There may be swearing, I'll apologize for that in advance. So let's get the ball rolling. This seasons' "F**k You" awards. F**k Rudyard Kipling for starters. Although he has something in common with the 2009 Chicago Bears, in that they're mostly all pansies. I turned off the game somewhere in the 3rd quarter, can't remember if it was just as Favre was about to start a 96 yard scoring drive, or if Cutler was about to showcase three of Turner's finest on a Bear's obligatory three-and-out. And there goes the season. One that started badly, peaked in the second week, and began sinking slowly into a silent oblivion thereafter. Sold a rank bill of goods by management this year weren't we ? "There's your QB. No, our receivers are fine. They're good. Offensive line ? Pro Bowler, yup, two other guys too ... then we've got our 1st round Left Tackle with the bad back in there at Right Tackle ... so that's fixed. Safties ? We like our safties. A-okay, yup. We've got our all-time kick returner in there at receiver, yep. Some evolution required there. No, we're good to go, we feel good about this season."

    And there isn't any one place to point the finger, and there's no point in even pointing it. Every one you point to there's an incompetent asshole right behind them, inextricably linked. The Bear's front office is a bucket of assholes covered in superglue. The depressing thing is - that from Ted Philips down - even if they were all air-locked tomorrow, even if you installed Mary Poppins as GM, nothing could change very much within three years. All we can do now is make Denver's draft picks more valuable. Our offensive line is years away from something you'd be proud of. Literally years away. "We'll improve that through FA." Really ? How ? With free agents brought to you by Jerry Angelo and the Children's Television Workshop ? They 'upgraded' the line last year and we got worse at that position. No thanks, no more help from Jerry Angelo please. We've had as much help as we can handle. So, receiving his now-perpetual "F**k you" award, put your cheeks together for Mr. Jerry Angelo. F**k you, Jerry. F**k you very much.

    I think an honorable mention needs to go out to a Mr. Ron Turner. Ron currently works for the Chicago Bears in an advisory capacity, he is in fact in charge of the Bear's offensive play-calling department and is responsible for its development believe it or not. No, really, I'm being serious. You thought it was something to do with the Make-a-Wish foundation ? Terminally ill war-veteran gets to coach his childhood team ? Nah. No-beginning-to-his-talent muppet impersonating a professional football OC more like. Every week that passed, media personalities continued to ignore the naked Emperor - adopting a mass-blindness to the fact that an interloper was occupying the seat in the sky with not a clue as to what he was doing. We didn't ignore it Ron. Bubble screens. That's what you are Ron. A limp-wristed pass on a nationally telegraphed bubble-screen to Devin Hester (that guy we used to use to devasting effect on ST.) F**k you Ron.

    Ted Phillips. All I know is ... you're cancerous too. Accessory to murder. Please accept our honorary "F**k you".

    Mike McCaskey. That smarmy, Angelo-like smug-bastard grin is warmly cherished in Chicago, and here's to many more sterile seasons devoid of passion, direction and winning attitude. During this festive season, please accept our most heartfelt "F**k you" from Bears fans everywhere. Your commitment to mediocrity is matched only by your Head Coach who landed on his knees in Chicago. Due to his particular condition - lack of oxygen at birth - there is no award for Lovie of course, just a ray of hope and a fervent prayer that he can see out his remaining years, well looked after and surrounded by smiling faces at a suitable care facility ... dreaming of that shining game-plan in the sky. Somewhere not too cold, where he can run the ball into three-man fronts all day long, and never lose a challenge when he throws his little red flag. How he loves his flag. Such a *bright* color ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Just look at the bears draft history and you'll know who to fire
    2009 3 4(68) Bears Jarron Gilbert DT San Jose State
    Pick Note from Seattle
    2009 3 35(99) Bears Juaquin Iglesias WR Oklahoma
    Pick Note Compensatory selection
    2009 4 5(105) Bears Henry Melton DE Texas
    Pick Note from Seattle
    2009 4 19(119) Bears D.J. Moore CB Vanderbilt
    2009 5 4(140) Bears Johnny Knox WR Abilene Christian
    Pick Note from Seattle through Denver
    2009 5 18(154) Bears Marcus Freeman OLB Ohio State
    2009 6 17(190) Bears Al Afalava S Oregon State
    2009 7 37(246) Bears Lance Louis OG San Diego State
    Pick Note Compensatory selection
    2009 7 42(251) Bears Derek Kinder WR Pittsburgh
    Pick Note Compensatory selection
    2008 1 14(14) Bears Chris Williams OT Vanderbilt
    2008 2 13(44) Bears Matt Forte RB Tulane
    2008 3 7(70) Bears Earl Bennett WR Vanderbilt
    Pick Note From 49ers
    2008 3 27(90) Bears Marcus Harrison DT Arkansas
    Pick Note From Chargers
    2008 4 21(120) Bears Craig Steltz S LSU
    Pick Note From Buccaneers
    2008 5 7(142) Bears Zackary Bowman CB Nebraska
    Pick Note From Panthers
    2008 5 23(158) Bears Kellen Davis TE Michigan State
    Pick Note From Seahawks through Jaguars and Buccaneers
    2008 7 1(208) Bears Ervin Baldwin DE Michigan State
    Pick Note From Dolphins
    2008 7 15(222) Bears Chester Adams OG Georgia
    2008 7 36(243) Bears Joey LaRocque OLB Oregon State
    Pick Note Compensatory selection
    2008 7 40(247) Bears Kirk Barton OT Ohio State
    Pick Note Compensatory selection
    2008 7 41(248) Bears Marcus Monk WR Arkansas
    Pick Note Compensatory selection
    2007 1 31(31) Bears Greg Olsen TE Miami (FL)
    2007 2 30(62) Bears Dan Bazuin DE Central Michigan
    Pick Note from San Diego
    2007 3 29(93) Bears Garrett Wolfe RB Northern Illinois
    Pick Note from San Diego
    2007 3 30(94) Bears Michael Okwo LB Stanford
    2007 4 31(130) Bears Josh Beekman OG Boston College
    2007 5 30(167) Bears Kevin Payne DB Louisiana-Monroe
    Pick Note from San Diego
    2007 5 31(168) Bears Corey Graham DB New Hampshire
    2007 7 11(221) Bears Trumaine McBride DB Mississippi
    Pick Note from San Francisco through Cleveland
    2007 7 31(241) Bears Aaron Brant OT Iowa State
    2006 2 10(42) Bears Danieal Manning DB Abilene Christian
    Pick Note from Buffalo
    Distinctions Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2006 2 25(57) Bears Devin Hester DB Miami (FL)
    Distinctions All Pro First Team: 2006, 2007; Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2006 3 9(73) Bears Dusty Dvoracek DT Oklahoma
    Pick Note from Buffalo
    2006 4 23(120) Bears Jamar Williams LB Arizona State
    2006 5 26(159) Bears Mark Anderson DE Alabama
    Distinctions Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2006 6 26(195) Bears J.D. Runnels RB Oklahoma
    2006 6 31(200) Bears Tyler Reed OG Penn State
    Pick Note from Seattle
    2005 1 4(4) Bears Cedric Benson RB Texas
    Distinctions Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2005 2 7(39) Bears Mark Bradley WR Oklahoma
    Distinctions Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2005 4 5(106) Bears Kyle Orton QB Purdue
    2005 5 4(140) Bears Airese Currie WR Clemson
    2005 6 7(181) Bears Chris Harris DB Louisiana-Monroe
    Distinctions Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2005 7 6(220) Bears Rodriques Wilson LB South Carolina
    2004 1 14(14) Bears Tommie Harris DT Oklahoma
    Distinctions All Pro Second Team: 2005, 2007
    2004 2 15(47) Bears Terry Johnson DT Washington
    Distinctions Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2004 3 15(78) Bears Bernard Berrian WR Fresno State
    Distinctions Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2004 4 14(110) Bears Nathan Vasher DB Texas
    Distinctions All Pro Second Team: 2005; Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2004 4 16(112) Bears Leon Joe LB Maryland
    Pick Note from San Francisco
    Distinctions Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2004 5 15(147) Bears Claude Harriott DE Pittsburgh
    Pick Note from San Francisco
    2004 5 16(148) Bears Craig Krenzel QB Ohio State
    2004 7 14(215) Bears Alfonso Marshall DB Miami (FL)
    2003 1 14(14) Bears Michael Haynes DE Penn State
    Pick Note from Buffalo through New England
    2003 1 22(22) Bears Rex Grossman QB Florida
    Pick Note from N.Y. Jets
    Distinctions Heisman Finalist: 2001 (2nd); Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2003 2 3(35) Bears Charles Tillman DB Louisiana-Lafayette
    Distinctions Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2003 3 4(68) Bears Lance Briggs LB Arizona
    Distinctions All Pro First Team: 2005; All Pro Second Team: 2006; Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2003 4 3(100) Bears Todd Johnson DB Florida
    Distinctions Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2003 4 19(116) Bears Ian Scott DT Florida
    Pick Note from N.Y. Jets
    Distinctions Super Bowl Losses: XLI
    2003 5 4(139) Bears Bobby Wade WR Arizona
    2003 5 8(143) Bears Justin Gage WR Missouri
    Pick Note from Jacksonville
    2003 5 36(171) Bears Tron LaFavor DT Florida
    2003 6 18(191) Bears Joe Odom LB Purdue

  • In reply to jalber9648:

    As I read all of your posts I agree with alot of what you're saying. I do think of some changes. The truth is I don't know what. I have an attachment to Lovie still as the guy that brought the Bears from a poor 2004 season to the playoffs in '05, and the Superbowl the next year. It's hard for me to throw him under the bus. I too thought that Cutler was our ticket back to the Superbowl. I pay for Sunday ticket and I am really feeling jipped. Who would've thought that Marvin Lewis would still be HC this year for the Bengals but look at them now. If we fire Lovie, are we giving up before the miracle? I don't know how to coach football, I am a fan. I love my Bears and always will. I feel the same pain that you guys feel. It hurts. I'm OK saying that I don't know what to do about it. Can you believe that up until todays game I still hoped that we could make the playoffs? Ya know-beat Minnesota and the rest of our schedule and looked at vikes and packs remaining schedule and thought it could happen. I know now that it can't. Is there anyone out there that understands?

  • In reply to wrecksgrossman:

    I hear ya! I am always looking for another Bears/Cardinals type game where the impossible happens and the Bears come back and pull the big upset. I approach every game like they can win, and it's so disappointing when they lose and lose huge.

  • Bears,
    I know it will hurt the team financially if you fire Lovie Smith now, but it must be done. He is supposed to be a "Defensive Minded" coach, but the secondary and Defensive Line have never looked worse. I know Urlacher's injury hurt, but if he is the coach you are paying, he should be able to make the needed adjustments. Also, He has failed to find a blocking scheme that works. Cutler has struggled, and one of the main reasons why is that there is no time for him to throw the ball. Also, In weeks past, whenever the Bears have given up a big play, (DeSean Jackson play vs. Eagles or Frank Gore run against 49ers) he seems to show no emotion. He needs to confront the players and correct their mistakes. I think the Bears have the tools needed to be a successful team, but Lovie is a cancer. Don't let money come in the way of the team's success, FIRE LOVIE SMITH! Hire Mike Shanahan (sorry if I spelled the name wrong) or Bill Cowher (sorry if I spelled the name wrong) and make the Bears contenders for next season. Who's with me?

    Sincerely,

    A very unsatisfied Bears fan.

  • At this point there are just no excuses. The greatest single failure on the part of Lovie Smith and Ron Turner is that they don't get the whole "back to the drawing board" idea. This season they time and time again have gone back to the same old, unimaginative offense and defense and refuse to fix things that are clearly not working.

    It isn't Jay Cutler's fault that the Bears only attempted 11 carries. Lovie and Ron don't know how to run an offense. They have taken Hester from the position he dominated and have put him into a position plays poorly and is ill suited to play. Instead of going out and getting a genuine number 1 target they went and got Orlando Pace, a geriatric player incapable of playing the position in today's game.

    We need to dump this O-line and bring in some fresh faces. Get a true number 1 option for Cutler. And try our best to get teams to stay close to the line so Cutler can throw.

    This all starts by dumping Lovie and Ron. They don't know how to work with, educate, or lead a throw-first quarterback and they don't know how to surround him with the components he needs for success, and yes I am refering to both Jay Cutler and Rex Grossman.

  • face it...they are who we thought they were.

    Ron Turner is still calling running plays up the middle, even though he's had an entire season to know better.

    (and Brett Favre, Percy Harvin, etc are who I thought they would be too in pre-season...vying for one of the top NFC seeds)

    The Vikings outgained the Bears by, what, 3-1 in total yards (like the score reflects).

    The offensive line is shit, Cutler has no time, and even knowing this Wrong Turner calls the same kind of plays in the end zone even though his receivers don't know how to protect the ball on a timed pass.

    With what I expected, the first half(which was horrible) actually gave me some hope. The second half was exactly what I expected.

    If it hadn't been a blowout, the Bears' nemesis Favre would have had a career record in yardage. Hell, he through for about 250 yards in the first half alone.

    The second half

  • And oh what joy it was watching Jared Allen bleeding from the mouth and smiling...probably bit his own mouth celebrating every Vikings sack.

  • from the sounds of da site, not only am i glad that i didn't watch this eyesore, but i'm glad i sat through the canellis/joniak radio bullshit. smh.....fire lovie.

  • If 100,000 Bear fans contribute $100, we can buy out Lovies 10 million contract. I will be glad to fed ex my check first thing in the morning.

  • 31 first downs to 8
    time of possession 41 minutes to 19
    total yards - 537 to 169
    Those are some great numbers.
    Like someone said, seeing Prince reminded me of the "Team formerly known as the Bears."

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    THATS BECAUSE CUTLER SUCKS ALWAYS HAS ALWAYS WILL!! E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    Bob, Eagles Bob...On The Nuts of History....Bob Eagles Bob, Rocky Got Knocked Out To Apollo Creed....Eagles Suck Them Low, They Suck Them High M-C-C-C-H-I-C-K-E-N McChicken!!!

  • In reply to eltrago:

    OK...I'll say it...don't feed the trolls.

  • The season is over, and it's time to start cleaning house.
    There, I said it and got it out of my system...now onto the 2010 season.
    Besides an awful O-Line (and I'm a big fan of Kreutz), I don't blame any of the players--there's an awful lot of talent on this team. So to right this ship you need to start from the top and go down, not the bottom up. This entire coaching staff needs to go--from Lovie on down, and while your at it sack the GM too.
    The players are a reflection of the people running the team, the ones who are supposed to set the tempo and put the fire into the hearts of the men in the helmets. Lovie roams the sidelines like it's preseason, and his half-time comments ooze of the same platitudes and cliches he's been spouting since the loss to Green Bay in week one.
    As General Patton said; "If you can't put some fire into this outfit, I'll find someone who can!"
    It's time, Mr. Phillips, to find someone who can.
    The Chicago Bears is too storied a franchise to allow itself to be a place where players go to die, or become DOA.
    If this atrocious season is not reason enough for the front office to make a change, then standby for an even greater dissapointment as out beloved Bears become the next 0-16 team. But what the heck, the way decisions are made on this team, who knows, maybe that's what it will finally take before some real action is taken to right these inexcusable wrongs.

  • C'mon Ron! Call that sweet bubble screen again! You FUCKING ASSHOLE!!! AND FUCK YOU, TOO, LOVIE THE THEIF!!! BEARS FANS ARE NOT STUPID AND WE ARE NOT BUYING YOUR BULLSHIT. YOU THINK WE ARE SHEEP. WELL, IF WE ARE SHEEP, THEN PREPARE FOR A WHOLE LOT OF SHEEPSHIT ALL OVER YOUR STUPID FUCKING HEAD! ASSHOLE!!!

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    Get some tact man! We're all frustrated, you're displaying the same IQ as the Bears management!

  • In reply to winstonchill29:

    Rudyard Kipling
    If

    If

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
    Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
    And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with triumph and disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
    And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breath a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
    Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
    And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

  • In reply to winstonchill29:

    Thanks to some other blog (pardons if someone already posted this):
    Today, November 29th, 2009 is the first time in Chicago Bears franchise history that we failed to gain a single rushing first down.

    So, Lovie, I guess you can put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    I am still, and will always be a Bears fan.

    Today, I am just a really sad one. Wow, that was truly awful.

    Bye, Lovie. It's just not working at all.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    ITS NOT LOVIES FAULT IT THE FACT YOU HAVE A WHINEY, DEER IN THE HEADLIGHT, NO TALENT, CRYBABY, THUNSKINNED WHO HAPPENS TO PLAY THE QB POSITION, CUT CUTLER, E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    It is time for Lovie to be gone. Has anyone thought about getting Singletary? Rivera? Lets get back to Chicago Football. Safe travels Lovie!! Money talks.

  • In reply to rugbyron:

    CUTLER SUCKS, E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    Phillies, why are you all over Cutler's nuts and criticizing him? Is it because he turned your emo party down? I know you were probably waiting there in your sister's pants and your mom's eyeliner hoping the Eagles would have signed him instead of dogfighter/bitch Vick. So there you sat with your bottle of hipster wine you bought from Trader Joe's hoping Cutler would come and when he didn't, here came all your teenage boy angst. No worries, Fall Out Boy will be on your radio to comfort you. No need to take it out on Cutler. Hey, maybe Donovan will give you a bowl of Chunky soup while his momma sings you songs from a Tyler Perry movie. Should put your little bitch ass to sleep...haha

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    A couple of days ago I posted that I was looking forward to having to go the the Grill to watch about as much as a trip to the dentist.

    Today, I went.

    I watched from start to finish.

    I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to dentists everywhere because that comparison turned out to be grossly unfair because this was WORSE.

    FIVE-HUNDRED yards allowed.

    The most yards allowed by the Chicago Bears since 1982.

    The only surprise was that Minnesota only scored 36, despite possessing the ball for 41 minutes.

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    Oh hey!
    I finally realized what was on fire on that viking longboat!
    The contracts of our entire coaching staff!

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    I sat tonight and I pondered the Wanny era. I hated the Wanny era. I hated Wanny, he was so not Ditka and he reminded me of the shmoe you work with who is not very bright but management loves him anyway, because he looks the part and says the right things. Wanny was supposed to be brilliant because he came out of that Jimmy Johnson Dallas system.

    He was a schmuck. Hawking Ford trucks at halftime. He brought us years of crap teams who could not get their offensive shit together until Erik Kramer came to town.

    I remember the gutty Jim Miller and the total tool Moses Moreno out of Colorado State who was supposed to be 'really mobile'. Sucked it.

    But none of those Bears teams, I really really cannot think of another Bears team - that looks as shit on the field as this one does. Maybe the Jack Pardee era Bears, those shit teams that Walter had to endure early in his career. Maybe those sucked as bad as this team does.

    This team quit. Top to bottom, this team has no character, no interest in playing tough football - and they are disgustingly overmatched on the offensive line. It's sick to watch what the Vikings did to Pace, ran him off the field. Washed him the fuck up. Kreutz looks like a dog getting hit by a car in slow motion. Williams, the 1st rounder, is making me see Stan Thomas when I close my eyes.

    It is awful. Nothing less than a total rebuild is needed. During the Shanny era post-Elway, when Brian Griese was the QB - Shanny would have a different defensive front four every year. He even eventually dealt Trevor Price. That's what we need. No more Butter Harris, no more Adams, no more failed experiment Mark Anderson, and Gaines Adams can get his Hampton Halloween costume off, he is too skinny to fill it in, looks like he's wearing Bears pajamas out there.

    It's sick. It's like the Wall Street meltdown, watching Lehman and Bear Sterns take it in the ass from G Sachs.

    Let's call them the "Stern Bears" because they need to get financially blown up as well.

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    SECOND THE MOTION!

    Heads must roll. With the Rams and the Lions looking tougher now than ever before this season (even though they're still losing games) there is a very real possibility that this team will go 4-12! Fuck!

    I skipped the game. I didn't watch a Bears game for the first time in YEARS because I could not stand to see the inside of the Rollerdome. I was unsurprised with the score.

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    Jeff...nice to read you've also seen enough of THE LOVEHAMMER. Father Lovester must also take the wayward children with him that he's secretly adopted as his own. Let's see...there's non preforming son Rash Davis, Daniel Manning(KO returner only),Jason McKie( wish I knew what I was on team for), Anthony Adams(nice job reporting in as pass eligible) ,Mark Anderson(offsides again),Darrel McClover, Nate Vasher(I'm finished..got my benjamins) and Garret Wolfe. Forgot Fat Fark Up O-PACE. What a piece of crap. I bet Aaron Gibson could block better. Remember big old Gibby. Thanks for the memories Lovie you jerkoff.

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    Ghost..I think about three weeks ago I had posted we would go 4-12 SHIT!! I think I am Nostradamas

    I have tell all of you that watching this I HURT!!! But I wished for was more than this... I know I am sorry.... But I would of let Favre go for the record and let Peterson just run on our asses!!When you are steping on the opponents neck you twist and let it die! VIQEENS have the same NON fucking passion we have at head coach what a dickweed(Childress)....WHY YOU ASK?!! I WANT ALL THOSE FU!@#!$@#$!@!$$!#@$ING HEADS rolling tonight ..not tommorrow tonight shit, I would of done it in the fucking locker room by handing out PINK SLIPS and tell each and everyone of them to find you own FUCKING WAY HOME!!!
    boy this maybe the longest next five weeks of our lives...

    I AM SICK about what we have become as a team. did all of you notice the posture and the facial expressions of our team when they scanned the sideleines.. each and everyone one hand their hand over their foreheads with the shape of the letter "L"

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    Yup. Lovey has carried the ball as far as he can. Time to get Gruden, Shanahan, Cowher, Bozo, anybody to take Smith's job. He is so stubborn. The defense has not been the same since Ron Rivera left. It takes a real Bear to coach the Bears. They won under Halas and Ditka. I wanted the Bears to get Singletary before he took the 49ers head job. Bring Jim Harbaugh in from Stanford. Anybody but Lovie! Cutler can't complete passes on his back! I have been watching the Bears since 1962 on black and white TV and I have never been so embarrased by a Bears effort!

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    Can't wait the read the Lovie-apologists over at the tribune this week try and dig out of this one. I mean seriously, how can anyone defend this shit? This is the 3rd complete blowout loss of the year, and basically the last month. Unreal, at least when the lost in the old days they took a chunk of the other team's hide down with them!

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    Tampa 2 must die...a fourth grader playing Madden found out how to exploit it in 2003
    Something has got to change...
    Son of Crown is out brothers, see you next year, Go Bears, Fuck the McCaskeys, Phillips the accountant, Angelo the fake GM, Lovie the stubborn fuck, Turner the prideful overpaid hack and Tommie Harris' agent.

  • In reply to jmbears1977:

    Lovie and his goon squad must go but I don't see it coming this year. I will NOT renew my NFL ticket next year. Way too much $$$ to see a sub-college team get their butts whips every week!

  • Hold your horses everyone. Lets remember what Mr. Kipling said about being a man in the tough times. Should some tough questions be addressed...you betcha. Should some changes be made...probably. Should we be letting this horrible season infect our countenance and cause us to act like a spoiled brat that didnt get what we wanted for Christmas.... I hope not.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Rudyard Kipling
    If

    If

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
    Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
    And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with triumph and disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
    And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breath a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
    Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
    And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

  • We all knew this was coming didn't we? What makes it worse is that Cutler was supposed to quiet our fears and produce a winning season but as a life long bears fan what i have seen the last few years is this storm that is now on the horizon. Does the name Keith Van Horne ring a bell? The 85 Bears started with him. Unless the bears spend every draft pick for the next two years on building a pro bowl offensive line and receiving corps it doesn't really matter who is taking snaps behind center. Obviously Lovie has not filled the true needs on the bears roster and until the Bears front office decides to belly up to the counter and spend the money it will take to fix this mess, don't expect anything other than 5-11 and 7-9 for the rest of your football lives.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You're right, Mike. But, although Lovie coaches as though he's a heroin addict who just had a major fix, it's Angelo the Weasel who hasn't built the roster. Why get Cutler, who is a head case with a rifle arm, and rely on a retread DB/All Pro return guy as your #1 receiver? Why get Cutler, who does know how to win (despite having a punk personality) and put him behind an old and washed up O Line (Kreutz used to be dominant, but what is he....68 year old?). As Don Corleone said about Barzini and Tattaglia..."It wasn't Lovie; it was Angelo. Lovie is a pimp. He never could have outfought Dungy. Only today did I realize it was Angelo all along."

  • In reply to jalber9648:

    The 1985 Bears were about as far from a Pro Bowl receiving corps as today's Bears. I would take the current crop over 1985's 10 times out of 10. The real difference with that offense is the other part of what you said, the line. That and a guy called Walter.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    And a head coach who was able to think on his own two feet and put coaches around him that could actually work with players and get the most out of them!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    You need to go back and look at the film, son. 85 receivers were much more accomplished than this crew. That said, this group has a nice upside.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Said this before - the only thing the McCaskeys hate worse than eating a contract is humiliation on the national stage. It's up to the media to continually press the issue. Remember Reggie White's last game? The victory lap he took, high fiveing his fans? Remember that it took place IN SOLDIER FIELD?

    THAT'S what it takes to get them to pay attention. Of course, all they did was fire one coordinator who was over his head and replace him with another. That may be what the McCaskeys do again.

    I want to see stories that prove that the Bears are an amateur organization - way over their heads. No idea how to run a team. No idea how to evaluatate talent. No idea how to develop it or coach it. No idea how to check out the FAs they bring in and assure they are worth it (like Acheletta and Pace).

    Really - the ineptitude is stunning. Potash did an article about how the QB ratings every year under Turner start high and degenerate. It's obvious the man makes NO adjustments through the season. Once teams catch on, it's easy to figure out our "game plan".

    How many people knew Turner woudl run on first and goal fromt he 8? Why not play action?? Dumb.

    Aikman said Lovie lamented the turnovers at haltime, and then said "if you give up over 300 yards in a half, it's a little more than the turnovers." Lovie should fire his defensive coordinator (himself) for giving up 500 yards.

    OK - I coudl keep going - but it's so obviosu that BOTH Angelo and Smith need to go - AND they need to be replaced by people who know how to build a team - not people promoted into the position and then forced to learn on the job. Not when you've invested so much in Cutler.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Here is the thing, everyone wants us to give Cutler a better line, like the one he had in Denver... and we want to hire Shanny for HC, like he had in Denver... and we have to have a big threat WR, like Marshall, that he had in Denver. He didn't ever have a winning season in Denver either, with all those things that you think will make the difference, he lost.
    Yes the Oline sucks, has for 3 years now; yes our WR group doesn't have a true #1 or a long and lanky guy; yes our OC is a baffoon. But none of them badly underthrew Knox in the end zone, none of them single-handedly threw the GB and SF games away. Cutler needs to pull his head out of his ass too.
    Why are we shocked about the outcome of this game, didn't we all know Minnesota would destroy us, we are not a good football team and they are one of the 6 best teams in the league. Of course it was easy for them, the only way we could have kept it close was to play mistake free and we didn't.
    Firing Lovie would take something unexpected, like a loss to the Rams, you want something to beat your drum over, if they lose to St.Louis, Lovie is gone.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I certainly dont think this is the low point in the history of the franchise...we've certainly seen our fair share of terrible football, and I think the question marks exsisted before the season began.."having said that"....Lovie's got to go...they will have him finish the season, but this has been too much of an embarrassment..

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    What do we think of a fired up coach like Jon Gruden? It just seems we need someone that will get after folks and show some type of emotion. The Bears need a fired up coach like Mike Ditka was. I think Lovie should be out.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Did anyone notice that our O-line sucks.
    And did anyone notice that Ludholt, that enormous body who plays right tackle for the Vikings was available to us in the draft but we traded away that 2nd round pick. Nice move. By the way, the picks we got for that 2nd rounder don't even suit up for us.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Gosh Urlacher is right, if only we had ORTON back we would be winning every game!

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/bears/2009/11/urlacher_i_hate_the_way_our_id.html

    "Kyle Orton might not be the flashiest quarterback, but the guy is a winner, and that formula worked for us. I hate to say it, but that's the truth."

  • In reply to Shady:

    Part of Urlacher's statement was: "...and we'd rely on our defense to keep us in the game and make big plays to put us in position to win." Where has that been this season, #54? The reason we've been throwing so much is hardly because of Cutler - we have no offensive line, and as a result, no running game. I've seen Cutler peel himself up off the turf after a big hit more often through 11 games than I remember Orton having to all season. Urlacher's pipsqueakery is the very reason why he'll never be as beloved or revered in this town as Samurai Mike, Bill George, and Butkus. It's also one of the reasons why Ray Lewis, and not the athletically superior #54, will go down as the best linebacker of this generation.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Big Julie, Big Julie. Come back when you can discern the difference between "Sour grapes" and cold, hard facts.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Why are Eagles fans here? Don't they have Philadelphia Now or something? Please get off our site. Go join up with the Steelers or something like you did during WWII when you were the STEAGLES. It's true, look it up. This site is for Bears fans, and while we may have our disappointments, we don't jump on bandwagons of other teams. You have as much chance of recruiting fans for the Eagles here as I have of getting laid by pulling up in a car to some girl and telling her that she has nice tits. That might work once in your life, but do you really want to be with the girl that it works with? Any fan that leaves the Bears now is a whore. This is time which defines how much of a fan you are. It is easy to love them when they're winning. We all must get through this together.

  • In reply to Shady:

    The Trib is reporting that Hub Arkush said on the Score that the Bears have reached out to Cowher to see what it would take to sign him. The Bears deny this but Hub said his source is "impeccable".

  • In reply to BillW:

    god don't get my hopes up that high.Hopefully he tells them a new o.c. d.c. and g.m.

  • In reply to BillW:

    on second thought just make a deal mr. cowher if you tell them that they'll shelf ya!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Honestly I like Urlacher, but, if you are not playing, keep your mouth shut. Nothing positive can come from him saying anything...he cant contribute in any way whatsoever, so KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

    Also, there is probably a good chance his career is over, and the Bears should proceed as such...he's not the captain of this team anymore...sorry.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Can it be any more obvious that he feels threatened by Jay Cutler?

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Lets say fire Lovie; Who are the bears going to go and get with this team? Who? This team is terrible. Angelo is responsible for bringing in and drafting quality players. I say fire Angelo if you are going to fire someone. Lovie is not responsible for injuries and Majority of this team has injuries. Lovie should get some of the blame but not all of it.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Urlacher needs to shut his mouth. Agreed. That's weak, undermining Cutler like that. That sucks. I'd trade him now. Not before, but I'd get rid of him for a first rounder for that. Who would have thought it - Urlacher becomes the cancer ... ?

  • In reply to Dmband:

    OK Here goes..It's all about the money! Cutler gets paid-got to change the offense. Forte is still a good running back-but Cutler got paid. Hester was the best thing ever as a return man-but Hester got paid-got to change the offense. Chico Rivera was a good defensive coordinator-but Lovie got paid-got to change the defense. Stubborn front office people don't want people to think they're stupid-and now that we've traded away all meaningful draft picks for the next 5 years or so-maybe we can hang around the Colts' locker room after they cut their roster down to 53..should be some good scraps coming out that are better than the majority of our latest feeble attempts.. Oh and by the way-I wouldn't think of Chicago as an ideal retirement hotspot-but it surely is if you are an ex-St Louis Ram!

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Kick out Angelo since he manages the deals. Lovie should be kicked out for bringing in used up players he worked with in the past and getting rid of Ron Rivera. Idiots!

  • In reply to Dmband:

    The only reason I would argue to keep Lovie is to not lose our ass on paying his contract. But definitely FIRE RON TURNER! I'm from Champaign and I remember his coaching there he never should have been given a pro position, he should have been bumped down to peanuts and even then I'd be skeptical about making him anything but a water boy. In his 8 years at the UofI he went 35-57 overall and 20-44 in conference play and actually went 2 seasons without winning one conference game. But hell he did set a record in the 100+ years of UofI football...for being the only coach to lose 11 games in a season!

  • In reply to Prv8J0k3r:

    Wow! My wish came true! Miracles do happen!

  • In reply to Prv8J0k3r:

    Umm.. Have we forgotten that it's also thee GM and talent scouts responsibility for the bears overall situation. Seems to me the GM is a career politician who just wants to keep his name on an office door. Look at the draft pick bungling, over-the-hill player trading that he's signed off on. By not choosing the quality players the team and fans want and need he's killing us all. Michael Vick, Favre, McNabb. Oh and the players that are killing us now that we had... Cedric benson, marc colombo, bernard berrian, mouhsin mohammed(damn near fastest in NFC), mike brown etc. Jus sayin lets take a look at the entire head before we put out the eyes. Let's not even talk about the big money the team misses out on like national tv coverage, corporate endorsements. (Im a soldier here in Texas in dead-center tony homo and Dallas cowgirls territory and i could only see 5 of last seasons games) As a life long true blue bears fan Im disgusted with our entire situation. I feel the entire nation needs to see the love and pride that we have for our beloved bruins.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    You're forgetting about the "architect" responsible for overpaying for Cutler, and for making all the poor draft picks over the years - D'Angelo. He needs to be gone even sooner, if that's possible.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    "if i was half the man i used to be i'd take a flame thrower to this place" get the hint virginia.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Sweetness will always be my favorite and I couldn't ever discount his value to the bears. He was the heart and soul of the franchise. The answer to our current woes is obvious. Without an oline the runners can't run, the passers can't throw and the recievers can't get open. Oh yeah, and the defence suffers because our time of possesion sucks.

  • In reply to jalber9648:

    I'm with you Julie. I gotta tell you that in my gut I didn't like the trade. Orton was fantastic in the red zone when he was with the bears and he had finally positioned himself as the offensive leader. I say demote Hester back to fulltime special teams and promote arashmadou or inglesis

  • In reply to jalber9648:

    The Bears need to hire a quality coach who can turn the team around NOW. Mike Holmgren should be looked at very seriously...he would do an excellent job at making Superbowl contenders out of the Bears very quickly.

  • In reply to jalber9648:

    Jesus Christ you're a retard.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I agree....Lovie has to go. He was given a developing team that had a great defense. So what did he do....got rid of the Defensive Coordinator and put his buddy in his place.....and it has been down hill since then. I don't blame this teams problems in Cutler in the least....I blame the entire coaching staff with Lovie at the helm.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    D) All of the above.

    Guys, if there's a positive side to this, the team chose a great time to roll over and play dead - I don't think the free agent coaching market has been this strong. You say you want a fiery, experienced coach who's taken a team to the promised land? How about Cowher? He said he'd be interested in the job. How about Chucky himself, Jon Gruden? I think one year in the booth next to Jaworski will have him itching to coach again - plus, talk about 180 degree turns - Lovie to Gruden? Then there's Shanahan, who took a rocket-armed kid form Vandy and a lanky goof of a receiver from Central Florida in the 4th round and created one of the most prolific QB-receiver combos in the league (not to mention a few Super Bowls with Elway).

    Seriously, we're lucky fellas. We couldn't have asked for a coaching change at a better time. Only problem - I have no confidence in the guys upstairs at Halas Hall. They'll find a way to fuck it up.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Oh, and one more (unrelated) thing - Look no further than Charles Tillman if you need a glimmer of hope at a time like this. That man never gave up, and has been making plays - while being banged up - all year. Props, Peanut. Guys like him make me proud (even now) to be a Bears fan.

  • In reply to CSauce:

    Hear, hear!

  • In reply to CSauce:

    I love Charles Tillman. You're right - he still acts and plays like a REAL BEAR, unlike some of the others. Hope he is not seriously injured.

  • It's time to fire the leadership of this team first and foremost! Firing Lovie is only a small piece to the solution here! Why does Ted Phillips get a free pass in the eyes of this city all the time?? Because he's the McCaskey's pet dog? If Phillips was any sort of "leader", he would have done a better job A) selecting a GM who would've in turn, B) Done a better job with player evaluation and C) would've brought in coaches who can actually develop players and make the most of them. What a said year for the fans of Chicago who deserve so much more than this pathetic display of garbage we've seen.,

  • NO THE PROBLEM IS CUTLER IS A WHINEY, NO TALENT, BUM, WHO NEEDS 2 BE CUT, E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    This coming from a guy who supports a team that supports a guy who has no balls and showed it by supporting dog fighting!! And he is still a pre-madonna and thinks he should be a "starting" qb in the league?! Phillie, you got your asses stomped in the baseball playoffs, play in an overrated football division, won't do shit in hockey, and can not even measure up when it comes to anything. So take your little song, Rocky, and your cheesesteaks, and exit left onto sixers avenue. Oh wait, aren't you all begging Iverson to come back to play some ball to save that team too? Yeah, the city of pre-madonnas!!

  • In reply to eltrago:

    Don't feed the trolls.

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