Philadelphia at Chicago Preview

For the thousands in attendance, and the millions watching around the world...

Your under .500 2009 Chicago Bears
Philadelphia Eagles

Why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?
  • I always like the Chicago Bears (except for last week).
  • Because I believe, firmly in my soul, that Ron Turner knows he's going to be fired at the end of this season.  The Bears will most likely give Lovie Smith 2010 only if Smith makes a major change on the coaching staff and that change will be Turner. (I'm starting to think that a big name hire like Martz or Weis is not out of the question.)  Look for Turner to release Jay Cutler down the field, knowing that interceptions will not be blamed on on the booth.  I think we're about to see Cutler's best performance of the season.
  • When the Eagles have not made big strikes deep, they've struggled offensively.  Without Brian Westbrook's ability on the ground and in the screen game, the birds will need an accurate Donovan McNabb on mid-range tosses.  McNabb is a lot of things but accurate is not one of them.
  • The Eagles will try to blitz an underwhelming Bears offensive line but they'll be doing so the week after Matt Forte has been re-discovered in the passing game.  Forte has success early catching the ball and softens the Eagles linebackers, allowing him to control the clock and hold a fourth quarter lead.
  • Does Tommie Harris have guts?  Does he have heart?  Is he a real fucking ballplayer?  After his comments this week, he has focused a national spotlight directly on his overpaid face.  A great defensive tackle has one of those games that force Al Michaels to calm him "unblockable" and Cris Collinsworth to marvel at his physical ability.  If the great Tommie Harris doesn't walk through the hometown tunnel Sunday night, I'm done.

Chicago Bears 30, Philadelphia Eagles 24


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  • The Bears should lose this one...

  • Can Any one prononce Devin Aromashodu name? I liked this kid in the preseason Giants Game. I have a nick name for him....

    Throw To Arrow.... Easy nickname to remember. I know he has a beetr chance to catch a jump ball...

    Since the reat of our crew is pretty short I know he will make a difference if they decide to use him more.

  • I have a good feeling about this game. I haven't had that the last few weeks but Philly seems beatable. Almost like they are more like us.

  • Any team is beatable, but the Bears are more beatable then most.

    The Bears are not a good team & the reality is.. Philly is better & should win. The Bears have 2 things going for them.. They are on a long week & should be well prepared.. They are also playing at home, but those are pretty much the only things they have going for them. I mean seriously, the Bears easily could be 2-7 if not for missed field goals. They are not good!

    Jerry Angelo should've never gave up that much for that turnover machine in Cutler when they had more pressing needs. Did you really think that Pace, Schafer, & Omayale were going to make that line good? Pace started less than 1/3 of the games the last 3 years. The Browns didn't want Schafer, and that should tell you something. The Panthers didn't want Omayale, their reasoning is evident by his play as a Bear.

    I guess the Gaines Adams deal was OK, but really did they need another Dlineman? What happened to all the DBs? Where is the depth at LB, Hunter Hillenmayer is not that good at all. Pisa is OK, but he is basically a safety playing LB. There is a reason the Rams cut him.

    Jerry Angelo mortgaged his future on Cutler, & that will be his ultimate demise. Cutler is all flash with little substance, and his attitude is terrible. He is leading the league in INTs with 17 & there is 7 games left.. OUCH! I guess Urlacher was right when he called Cutler a pos. The guy is a career loser plain & simple.

    Plain & simple.. The Bears are a mess & it appears they will be for quite some time. They will not become a contender until they rid themselves of Angelo, Lovie, Turner, & the cover 2. Hate to say it folks, but its rebuilding time...

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    i with you on that last paragraph.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    I dont know why Aromoshudo hasnt played more. He has the talent and is a built like a real wide reciever... Now is time to start playing guys that dont normally play and see what we have going in to next season. We need some fucking football players!

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    One more thing. Hester is not and will never be a #1 WR. This should just show how fucking retarded lovie is. How do you take away from what hester is great at and then try to make him into something he is not great at. ????. Sure play him a couple times as a number 3 or 4 WR but not at #1 the whole game. OLINE WR need to be addressed coming into the Offseason. I like our defense, they are young and have potential but need the right scheme and coaching to make them better.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Olsen is NOT having a shit year - his numbers are up across the board. I don't know where that myth comes from. Look at his career numbers. Just because he didn't turn into Tony Gonzalez overnight doesn't mean he sucks. I take it you have him on your Fantasy Football team? Jesus, he's set a career high for TD catches in one HALF of the season. He's on pace to beat his receiving yards best by 200+ yards.

    Anyways, Vaughn McClure, regarding this tidbit: "... Afalava wore No. 24 on the scout team Wednesday to imitate the Eagles' Brown."

    ....I hate to pop your bubble, but Al has been wearing #24 as his regular jersey number since the end of preseason.
    What exactly was the point of that piece of information?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Olsen has been non existent in most games. The thing is even though he might have only caught one or two passes in a game, but it was for a TD so he didn't get too much heat. But I'm sorry, the guy has been dropping passes all season. Important ones. A bunch of TDs on his list ? Don't care, I want a TD who is catching plenty of passes every game and holding onto those third down passes. He seems to have pulled his thumb out of his ass somewhat, but I'kll reserve judgement. Some things are more important than TDs. He can be the leading TD receiver at TE in the NFL all he wants, that doesn't necessarily win you games. At 6'5 you're always open, that's my philosophy. You could be triple-covered by mini-me defensive backs - you should come up with the ball - it's your job as TE. He never earned his promotion.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, you've been on Olsen's jock all year and beating the drum for Kellen Davis. Olsen does great when a safety is covering him and not so great when a CB with safety help over the top is on him. He had a few drops early in the year and not many since. Your pal Davis got bumped off a ball by a safety last week. Olsen's not a great blocker. Neither is Davis. Des is the only decent blocker of the 3.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I like KD as much as the next guy, but Olsen is putting up numbers this year that absolutely blow Dez Clark's best year out of the water.
    The guy scored 3 TDs in ONE game. Can we please not act like he's having a sub-par year? Expectations were set way too high for this offense from the get go (myself included!), but that doesn't mean he sucks.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I think Olsen is shooting over par (meaning he's a better than average TE) but I still think he's not living up to his expectations this year, suspected of being the #1 target on most plays and all. You're right he's getting better, had a lot of drops in the beginning of the year and much less now.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    "The Chicago Sun-Times reports: The Bears have rejected an NBC request for prime-time interview access to coach Lovie Smith, quarterback Jay Cutler and general manager Jerry Angelo for Sunday night's nationally televised game against the Eagles.

    Smith and any requested players, including Cutler, will be made available to NBC for standard pre-production meetings Friday with announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth. But no Bears personnel will be on-camera with Bob Costas for NBC's pregame show. A team spokesman said the Bears need to play, rather than talk about their play."

    Hmmm. Does anyone think this move could POSSIBLY have any influence on the tone of NBC's analysis of the Bears Sunday night?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Kind of doubt it, Albert. I think Al and Chris are usually right down the middle. If we stink, esp. Cutler, I'm sure they will pile on. Actually the way we've played we deserve it.

    I'm guessing they will mention the refusal to be interviewed but then will move on.

    The pre-game show will probably beat it to death but who cares about that hooey? When you've got 4-6 talking heads all trying to get camera time, they will say anything.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    gpldan - Jay Cutler just filed a restraining order on you because your letter scared the shit out of him. You are creepy.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:


    I'd becareful though Mustache... I think a while back GP said he's like 6'3" 240.

    I actually thought it was a pretty amusing read. And personally the guy with the username "CuttlerJuice" creeps me out on orders of magnitude more. Yuck.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Al, interesting piece. Good find. As for name calling

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Almost as much a waste of space as troll-feeding...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We all know who Mad Max is (assuming he is even a Bears fan), he is the guy who when you watch a game with he:

    says we should have run when we passed, passed when we should have run, cheers the reverse when it works and complains that we didn't set it up properly when it doesn't. He bitches about Cutler yet bitched about Rex and Kyle...Hutch,Cade,Shane,Willis,Krenzel,dopey,whiney,etc. He is the guy that doesn't understand what a salary cap is, know how it works, the ramifications that is has on Free Agent pickups, etc.
    He is the guy who put Hester in at running back on Madden 10 and doesn't know why it won't work for us because he had like 15 TD's against Philly when he played last night, it was awesome!

    Where is the depth at LB? Am i in the fucking twilight zone? The depth got hurt you whiny bitch. Urlacher has an injury that sometimes forces doctors to fuse the wrist so it never turns again. you probably wanted him to cast it up. SMART! Pisa tore his Posterior Cruciate Ligament but before that he was only averaging 5 tackles per quarter in every pre-season game, hurt Buckhalter and some other douche for Denver in one quarter and was in on every fucking play before he went down. That "safety playing linebacker" led his old team in tackles IN THE NFL. that was another smart comment. Hillenmeyer broke ribs, etc. They went into the season having incredible depth at LB and then had some incredibly bad luck.
    They did ignore DB, probably the only intelligent thing you wrote.

    Unreasonable posts.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Well done Son. Nice post.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    gpldan..nice letter...I break it down to that LDL and his Fu!@#!$@$!@ng kumbaya Loviefest shit... they are consistent about one thing and that is taking talent and making it medicore by attitude. signing these contracts and laying back on their legends in one's mind. NO HEART...NO PASSION... NO FIRE... NO WINS.. I would rather have a fu!@#!$@ng midget out their who has the heart of a bear than a limp dick in a whorehouse any day.. damn it bears GO OUT AND HIT SOMEONE ON SUNDAY..

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i apologize for calling Mad Max a whiny bitch because that is rude. He is merely a guy who thinks he knows it all and whines about it fucking constantly AND in retrospect. The worst kind of whiner!!! The retrospect whiner!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Wiess will not be here -- He'd lose millions of dollars if he gets fired and takes a job next year.

    Martz is not a quick fix -- his offense is hard to learn in one season

    DA doesn't get on the field because we play a lot of 3 WR, 2 TE sets -- do the math

    If it were me I'd move Hester to the slot and put him back on KRs and get DA out there more and say goodbye to all of the 2 TE sets.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    BOLD statements,Mad Max Rockatansky!

    IF you had posted them in say, April or over the summer.

    Did I miss them? I don't recall seeing your posts before this thread.

    At this point in time they are of absolutely no value!

    Max, 20-20 Hindsight is not a gift and you lose any and all credibility when you suddenly jump in on this blog 10 WEEKS into the season and present these "insightful" analysis as if you are Moses coming off Mount Sinai with the revealed word and then resort to name-calling ("Enighten me, Sherlock") as soon as you illicit a response that takes issue with your post.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    He's busy with such concepts as:
    1) There is a salary cap in the NFL
    2) The Carolina Panthers are not flush with dough
    3) Free agent back-ups generally go somewhere they can start

    His revisionist history is absolutely worthless. No one here is defending Omiyale's skill set but he insists on trying to make that the argument. There's a word for him: Troll.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'll say it again, Mad Max is a batshit loon.

  • In reply to Perno:

    Forgot to give credit to gpldan on the "batshit loon" thing, good work.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Totally agree. If all you want to do is bitch about the obvious, find some young kids and baffle them with brilliance. I'm pretty sure all of us are aware we stink and are underachieving. I think all 3 phases of the team are underachieving, GM, coaches and players.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I am a frequent visitor (multiple times a day) to this blog but I rarely post. I am a passionate Bears fan and I like to think I know my shit. But I'm reluctant to comment sometimes because when someone other than the 10 or so regular posters writes anything you guys start nit picking about grammar & punctuation and dismiss anyone's comment that isn't a fucking proof read masterpiece or if they speak ill of a player or coach that you disagree with. (I know, that was a run on sentence) I see you guys jumping on this Max character. His last comment was at 12:58AM LAST NIGHT! Get over it. You guys bitch & moan and throw your opinions around about how this team is fucked from the top down. But when someone comes on and states the obvious...This is not a good football team. Cutler IS an INT machine. Omiyale has not proven to be a good fit for us at the STARTING Guard start bashing him and calling names and talkin shit & assuming he is not a Bears fan, ya some of his comments are over exaggerated and I don't agree with all of them. But shit, it is a blog, free to all. If gdplan can post a gay ass love letter to Jay Cutler then Max or anyone else should be able to write what they feel about this shit ass season (so far). Debate but don't hate. We are all here because we love this team, with the exception of the occasional troll. Max had too much of a personal opinion about specific players to just be some shmuck who watched a bit on ESPN and felt compelled to find a Bears blog and talk shit. They might not be your opinions, but again, debate don't hate.

    "He is merely a guy who thinks he knows it all and whines about it fucking constantly AND in retrospect. The worst kind of whiner!!! The retrospect whiner!" Get a life and stop being a retrospect shit talker. Again, the guy hasn't posted anything since 1AM and I haven't even seen him on here before so how does he "whine about it fucking constantly?" I mean c

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Trust me, buddy. I've been saying that about Jay the WHOLE time. The Bears got fleeced in that deal. You don't give that much up for a loose cannon just because he has potential. Especially when the Bears had WAY MORE pressing needs.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Re:2010 coaching landscape

    I've mentioned this before, but if the Bears wait until after next season to fire Lovie & co, it is simply a HUGE mistake. Again, it would be the equivalant of an NBA team waiting until 2011 to sign a Free agent..youve got the coaching equivalent of LeBron and DWade, etc out there. Again, if a move is going to be made, which I think we can all agree it will be, this offseason is the time, while the talent it out there.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Ah fuck it. " Whiny bitch " Bear fans seem to attack immediately when someone differs from you, its apparent you fucks are grasping at straws with your pathetic team. You're supposed to be a defensive team but your team lacks a defense. FUCKING HILARIOUS!!!

    Actually your team lacks A WHOLE HELL OF LOT MORE then a D. FUCKING AWESOME & HILARIOUS!!!

    GO PACK GO!!!

    Greatest NFL franchise in history, bitches!!!

    Talk about the Pack's Oline & its will just prove my point even more about that overrated double chin looking bitch Cutler.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    What's really hilarious you asshat, is that your life is so pointless that you need to go find Bears blogs to post on. Wow.

    And you're a fucking PACKERS fan?!!?! Seriously? Dude, you guys lost to fucking Tampa... in their fucking creamsickles

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Don't feed the troll.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Whats really hilarious is that you can't come up with a logical argument to anything I've said. All you can do is spit meaningless venom that has nothing to do with football.

    All I did with my original post was lay down the reality of the current bear team, and low & behold like clockwork the classless bear fans come out with their personal attacks. I better be careful around you bear fans in public or I might get poisened or lynched for playfully ribbing your sorry ass team.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Scratch all comments I made in defense of this ass packing fuck bag. My bad boys, I'll stick to reading and keeping my mouth shut. He's probably living in Chicago since Wisco sucks balls...that explains why he knows so much about specific players, he's proly watching Chicago TV. Again, I whole heartedly apologize to Da Blog community for sticking up for this sack of shit. Bear Down.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Don't feed the troll

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Glpdan, I thought your open letter was brilliant, and I second that!!! I can't add anything that would make that better, and I appreciate the sentiment - keep slinging it Jay, some day the Bears will try to help you win - for now it's on you man!

    Another thought - even as we hope beyond hope that ALL of these coaches will be GONE GONE GONE at the end of the season, there's a very compelling reason aside from the obvious to hope that the Bears start winning or at least remain competitive in these games - and that is to keep our hope alive that these players are better than they've been showing and give us cause for hope for next year. Right now you could go through our roster and make a plausible argument that we are SCREWED for sometime to come - and that's just utterly depressing. So I want the guys on this roster to rise up and show us that they can play, despite the crappyass coaching - that the Bears weren't wrong to draft/sign/trade for them - cause I have to have hope.

    Do you really think it was possible that JA screwed up so bad that four out of four Oline moves over the last two years were busts? I don't think that's possible. So I am buoyed and hopeful with the arguments that OmiG is just misplaced, and there's no doubt that tackle moving to guard is a big change. Orlando Pace had risk to it, I don't know enough about Shaffer, and I don't think anyone with knowledge is coming close to saying Williams is a bust yet.

    Similarly, I'd like to think that some of our young D personnel are worth keeping and can develop into good players (with the right coaching of course). Payne, Roach, McGowen, Alfalfa, I hope these guys were worthy. Harrison on the line, Gaines Adams.

    So I am hoping that we turn things around here and start playing competitively, while at the same time Lovie and crew gets fired the day after the season's over. We can retain hope that we have good players, and then start drooling over the new guy - HOPING FOR BILL COWHER!!!! He IS the EXACT RIGHT FIT for Chicago!

    And that sounded like a fake post there at the end by Mad Max, right? Just like the fake PO'd post a while back.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    I remember when posting under others people's names was a huge area of controversy around here. I guess with the registering its a lot harder now

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    I think we need a new philosophy on offense. Cutler has been pretty good in moving the Bears up the field...they just haven't scored, mostly due to red-zone interceptions. I say when they get to the opposing team's 30, they hand it to Forte in the exact middle of the field on first down, let him get stuffed, and send in Robbie Gould. The guy is money. Even if he misses, they'd still have two more tries. At least they would get 3 on almost all of their possessions. Better than 6 total points like they had last week.

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Chicago Bears football practice was delayed nearly two hours
    yesterday after a player reported finding an unknown white
    powdery substance on the practice field.

    Head coach Lovie Smith immediately suspended practice while
    police and federal agents were called in to investigate.

    After a complete analysis, FBI forensic experts determined
    that the white substance, unknown to the players, was the
    goal line.

    Practice was resumed today after special agents decided the
    team was unlikely to encounter the substance again anytime

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Best post on this blog in a LONG time! Kudos, man!

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    yea this was REALLY funny....lmfao

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Well said Phil! Another Cower fan. Rack 'em up baby!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Mad Max-


    Ps. How's Favre doing, I havent been watching???

    Awe...dont tear up on us...

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Tough loss, one of the worst for the Pack in quite some time. I think they made up for it by beating arguably the hottest team in the NFC last week, but it still might prove costly to the Pack come wildcard time.

    As for Brent Farve.. Do you really think he would be doing that behind the current Pack line? Shit, at the rate Rodgers is getting whacked, he won't last the season. So again, do you really think favre would doing better then Rodgers on the Pack now? Come on, getting real, you're smarter then that aren't you?

    1 more thing.. How'd opening night end up for you guys?

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Dude, just leave. Honestly... split, douche.

    Opening night.... we beat ourselves against a much worse team that got lucky. Congrats.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So according to you the bears are better than the Pack? I'm sure that if I were to go look at pretty much all the numbers, they would most likely say you're a fucking idiot & complete fool for even saying some dumb shit like that.

    Packers have a MUCH better offense then the bears- CHECK

    Packers have a MUCH better defense then the bears- CHECK

    bears have a better special teams & thats it.

    2/3 phases of football the Pack have you dominated in. Do I need to bring up the numbers to show you how much of a dumb fuck you are?

    Do you even watch football?

    Granted the Pack has their fair share of problems, but " much worse " isn't even close to reality. Keep living in that fantasy world you fucking moron.

    Who the fuck are you anyways to tell me where & when I can post on the INTERNET? Get a fucking life & realize this is open to the public. Your high & mighty entitlement routine is beyond pathetic.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    don't feed the troll

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    "Some things are more important than TDs..."

    "...that doesn't necessarily win you games..."

    I get your point about Olsen--you want him to be more consistent.

    But I'd love to know (in game of football)--what's more important than TDs?!?

    And inconsietent or not, Olsen's having the best year of his career so far.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    And I wish Tommie Harris would give just one interview in a safari suit.
    DA will be an impact player next year when Turner is gone. RT is obsessed with the Devin Hester experiment at the moment.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Many players will be better once Turner is gone.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Dude, there are so many things wrong with this comment I'm not even going to bother right now. Maybe tomorrow when I feel a bit more charitable when addressing such gems as:

    "The Panthers didn't want Omayale, their reasoning is evident by his play as a Bear."

    Goodnight everybody! LOL

  • In reply to Shady:

    Enlighten me, Sherlock.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Here's a good place to start:

    Not only did the Panthers want him back (as a backup to $$$ Jordan Gross) but so did 10 other teams.
    They didn't resign him b/c you don't pay $$$ to a -backup- tackle. He's probably not a horrible option for us at RT, but we need to move Williams to LT before that happens...and the current Bears brain-trust isn't in any rush to make that happen and admit signing Pace has failed to pan out.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    I love that you're somehow going to try and defend Omiyale. Now thats funny! The same guy that was brought in to start, but um yea, isn't he benched?

    You can spin your reply to me however you want, but it will just prove that you're in denial. The truth hurts sometimes, but it is what it is.

    The Bears aren't good! The Bears aren't who you thought they were! Sorry, I had to throw that one in there. Its really that simple & the sooner you realize that better off you'll be, & the less depressed you'll be when they let you down again, & again, & again...

    Oh yea, and there is something wrong with grown men typing " LOL ."

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Shady will certainly shut you up, but what you don't seem to grasp is that while Omiyale is certainly a shitty Guard...that's not why Carolina didn't re-sign him. No one is saying Frank the Tank should be starting ahead of Beekman, but I think there's a pretty good case to be made that we'd be better off with him at RT and Williams at LT. That's his natural position. Not all OL positions are equal.
    Now go spam a Vikings blog or something else equally pointless.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Shut me up? Yea buddy, shut me up about Frank " OMG my assignment just blew past me " Omiyale. If you're defending Frank Omiyale then.. IDK, you may be a lost cause.

    Just because teams were interested in looking at him doesn't mean he is good, so keep referencing meaningless articles. The proof is in the tape isn't it? You better hope he is a better tackle then guard, becuase if he isn't.. Then thats just another horrible move by Jerry Angelo that will prove to set the Bears back.

    Really, the Vikings? Come on man.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Who's saying he's "good"? We're just pointing out that the Panthers didn't cut him! Jesus - you're dense.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Who said anything about being cut? I said they didn't want him, and from the looks of it. They only wanted him back as a back up(according to your words, not mine), right?

    He was nothing more to them then a injury replacement from what I gather(again your words, not mine), right?

    He wasn't worth the money to them because.. to them HE WAS A BACK UP, exactly what he is now.

    Just another wasted move ala Cutler by Jerry.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    I don't know if you heard, but George Miller is doing another Mad Max movie. He cast Sam Worthington from Terminator Salvation as Max.

    That's a good thing, because you're as batshit loon as Mel Gibson.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    For those who are interested, here's an interesting breakdown of the upcoming game from the Iggles site:

  • In reply to dkbat:

    Here's a snip from that site:

    "The once-vaunted Bears defense has taken a step back this season, but it's still been solid

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I wish you were wrong on this point, but I cannot say you are.

  • In reply to dkbat:

    Here's my letter to Jay:

    Dear Jay,

    I hope that when you read all the bullshit on the internet and in the paper about how you are an interception machine, and when you hear that little turd Tarkenton bad mouth you, you write it off. That douchebag runs some religious-wrapped financial ponzi scheme bilking seniors our of pensions. He got to FOUR Super Bowls on the backs of the Purple People Eaters, and lost every last one of them with the fact he had a Division II arm and that he was about Flutie's size and had crap downfield vision. I wouldn't worry about what some Minnesota Queen has to say about a Bear, the jag off bad mouthed Farve too, probably because Farve might win the Super Bowl this year and then everyone will say he broke the 'Tarkenton Curse'. The Asshole looks like an old muppet.

    There are some on the blogs who also come after you. They cry and whine about how we got bilked, how we should have never traded for you and you show no judgment. Fuck them. They don't know Bears football, they are probably Indiana transplants who live in Chicago because the economy in the Hoosier state sucks. Let them go back to rooting for the Colts.

    Do you know what us true fans see? A mofo with some guts. Jimmy Mac guts with John Elway tools. When you took off an helecoptered into the endzone, we saw you had guts. When you hold the ball until the receiver gets separation, even though you know Gramma Pace over there let go of his man and he's a split second from smashing into your spine with his shoulder pad, you wait. You wait for second rate receivers to get open, and most of the time, you put the ball right where it has to be.

    I put up with years of guys with names like Peter Tom Willis and Krenzel. I watched a guy named Johnathan Quinn take the field as a NFL Quarterback for the most storied franchise in the NFL, even though he looked like he sold Used Cars. He threw the football like a girl.

    I put up with this. I put up with spoiled children, I put up with the Ryan Leaf of Chicago: Cade McNown. I watched 1st round picks like Stan Thomas get called pussies by Ditka and START TO CRY. I watched guys take the field like Curtis 'Jan Brady Braces' Enis, and I watched this organization trade for Rick Mirer.

    Green Bay had one Tony Mandarich. We've had a dozen.

    We want you to keep slinging it. the Eagles have a line in Hotel California. They say "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969." We haven't seen an arm like yours wear a Bears uniform since 1979 when we had a guy named Vince Evans play QB. We can't use our steely knives to kill Ron Turner, and we know you aren't the problem.

    We love how you get up and go back to the huddle after you get crushed. We love how you just sling the damn ball out there. If the receiver wants it, go fucking get it. Stop falling down or letting referees pick them off if they want it. But don't stop throwing. Don't get all Shane Matthews on us.

    Keep up the good work. Throw 4 picks against the Eagles, we don't care. It makes for good football, and it gives us a chance to win. If you had anybody out there with some hands, like maybe Aroma, maybe those become 4 TDs. It will come. Maybe not until the end of your contract, but someday we will have a legit NFL wide out in there.

    Hang in there, buddy. Don't listen to the bitches on the blogs who slag you off. Some us know our Bears history.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Amen brother

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not going to say I agree with all of it, because I don't...but well done. Jay - DON'T THROW 4 PICKS AGAINST PHILLY! kthxbai.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Very well said.

    (except, I'm not sure Aroma is the answer at WR--at least not until he gets a shot...we Bears fans do tend to have a "grass is always greener" mentality...)

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jimmy Mac was Catholic.

    From Wikipedia:

    In a violent game against the Los Angeles Raiders in Chicago, McMahon sustained a season-ending injury when he was brutally tackled by two Los Angeles defenders. He suffered bruised ribs and a lacerated kidney on the play, but limped to the huddle and breathlessly called the next play, despite difficulty breathing and increasing pain. The players could barely hear him in the huddle, and when McMahon attempted an audible at the line of scrimmage the Bears receivers were unable to hear his call. McMahon was on the verge of collapsing on the field, clutching his flank and rasping in his attempts to convey his situation. Offensive linemen helped McMahon stand and leave the field. McMahon went to the locker room, and reported urine that "looked like grape juice."

  • In reply to gpldan:

    He must have been the only guy drinking beer and getting wasted at BYU !! Must have been a blast. The authorities hated him there, but he left college as the most decorated college passer of all time. Nice one Jimbo. If Charles Martin hadn't been been such an assmunch who knows what could have happened ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I assume Martin was that Packer loser. They should have dismembered him right then and there. I bet the chicken-shit bastard never stepped on the field again against the Bears. And if we did, fie upon our guys for not ruining him.

  • In reply to Shady:


  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I agree that Mad Max Rockatansky is a batshit loon.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    "Jerry Angelo mortgaged his future on Cutler, & that will be his ultimate demise. Cutler is all flash with little substance, and his attitude is terrible."

    Cutler is a a rare talent in the NFL. Few QBs have the arsenal he has at his disposal in relation to throws. He's got the full tool box and can scramble well. All season he has taken blame for the offensive line, his receivers, his running back and supported his defense and never once acted or said naything immature.

    Clearly you don't know what you're watching and all further comments from you will be filtered into the toilet .....

  • Are you really that stupid? Who the fuck said that he should be starting over Jordan Gross, fuck nuts? He was disposable, therefore he was disposed of.

    On to Cutler. I've never in my life seen so many people apologize for someone who hasn't done jack shit. The guy is a career loser, and if you don't believe me then go fucking look up his bio. The guy has a golden arm, but he has a shit stain brain. Don't blame it on on the Oline either.

    Aaron Rodgers plays on arguably the worst Oline in the game & he doesn't make 3/4 of the mental errors Cutler does. Please keep making excuses for him. The guy is bigger & faster version of Rex Grossman(college & Super Bowl appearance), but Rex was a winner just like Orton. You guys got dooped by McDaniels. There is a reason that McDaniels tried unloading his overrated ass right when he took charge. So you people think you're better football minds then the former O coordinator of one of, if not the greatest offenses ever assembled(NE)? Yea, I think not. Keep up the wishful thinking, but the proof is right there for you to see.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    1. What happens when you get "dooped"?

    2. Technically, McDanny Boy--"one of the better football minds", as you say-- wanted Matt Cassel.

    And how's that been working out in KC?

  • In reply to Amishbear:

    You gave up the farm for Cutler, when Orton with some help would've been just fine. Remember last year Orton was pretty good before that high ankle sprain. Also, last years line arguably was less talented then this years. I'm not saying Orton has more raw talent then Cutler, but the guy manages the game & WINS. You guys treated him like shit too, majority of you atleast.

    Last week before he was injured he was tearing up one of the leagues best passing Ds.

    Your reading comprehension is beyond terrible, but keep at. You'll get it right one day, hopefully. I stated that he was a better football then anyone on this blog(including myself), you're disputing that?

    Cassel isn't more talented then Orton. If Cassel was on the Broncos right now he would be lighting it up. He is more mobile with accuracy, and last year he showed he could play withing a system. Again, you're trying to tell me that Cassel sucks because he plays on one of the worst teams in the league? Man, you bear fans are batting a thousand today.

  • In reply to Amishbear:

    We talk about the coaches, we talk about the receivers, we talk about the defense and how all these elements have combined to make the Bears a 4-5 team. In reality, if the Bears had traded a few stupid red zone turnovers for touchdowns they'd be 6-3 or 7-2.

    That's it.

  • And likewise Matt, we can talk shit when someone talks shit about us talking shit about talking shit. I just sounded like Shady.

    Anyway, moving on

  • But sad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    But true.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    so what's the deal w/ other fans of other teams coming on here talking shit? are their lives that insignificant that they have to do that? fuckin' clowns

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Seriously FQ. what in thee fuck!? I can't even imagine doing something so utterly pointless.

    I shall continue to utilize my best smack talking abilities when these asshats show up. They usually leave after a couple posts, unlike this-here fuckwhit. Must be an unusually slow day in the fucking boonies (no livestock or family members to try and impregnate today obviously).

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool
    than speak and remove all doubt" --- Abraham Lincoln

    Too late for Mad Max Rockatansky. He has removed all doubt.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    You know, I don't mind when football fans come on here and blast the Bears, even if this is the 1st time they're posting. In fact, I like hearing from people who may have read this blog for a while and have never posted. Hell that's how I started. This place can be a good outlet to let out anger and frustration about your favorite team and why they're disappointing you or what you think they need to do to improve. I think most people can look past any grammar or spelling errors and get a sense of what they're feeling. But there is, however, a subtle yet important difference in the between a fan criticizing their beloved, and a fan of a rival team (troll)criticizing the Bears.

    The two bloggers may have the exact same criticisms, but a true fan will express anger, frustration and almost pain when blasting their Bears. The troll, on the other hand, will have a tone of happiness while blogging as if he's taking delight in watching his criticisms flow like diarrhea from his fingertips to the keyboard. It's a subtle difference, but if you follow carefully enough you can pick up on it.

    Now why a Packers fan would come on any NFL blog other than their own is beyond me. It's obvious the Packers have just as many issues as the Bears have so their fans have nothing to brag about (Other than maybe having the worlds fattest and ugliest women per capita) and any criticism from Packers fans should be taken from a grain of salt.

    Rather than waste my time responding any further to the troll's original post, I want to address an argument you hear from not only trolls, but practically every fan of the NFL. Using the bears as an example, you'll often hear statements like "Well I know the Bears are 4-5, but they SHOULD be 7-2". That kind of argument is not only unproductive to a debate, but it's trite and utterly frustrating. You can make arguments for why a team should have ANY record you want, but at the end of the day you are what your record says you are. People tend get hung up on a certain turnover, blown call or missed FG, but that's football folks - funny things happen during a season but at the end of the day the breaks always even out and YOU ARE WHAT YOUR RECORD SAYS YOU ARE no matter how pissed off you may be about a specific play. While I know we'll hear it again sooner rather than later, I'd die a happy man if I never heard that worthless argument again.

    On a side note, it seems as if this blog is dominating the Chicago Now website. I think if Jeff isn't getting paid per blog or per page view, he should hold out and get himself paid for what he's built and what he's brought to the Chicago Now community. Good job Jeff the dedicated blogger and good job Noah, the man behind the curtain.

    In the mean time, Sunday night can't come soon enough.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Well said Shady, especially on the, "our record should be," point. Ironically that was the most popular argument of packer fans all offseason. All they talked about was how many close losses they had.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Amish - (Avoiding the troll) I'd better explain what I meant by some things being more important than TDs. First, I'm glad Olsen caught 3 TDs in one game. Did we win ? I was ragging on him all season because he was dropping passes like a bitch and not helping this team, he got promoted for what, exactly ? Performance in training camp ? He had one or two receptions a game and he'd snag a TD. Is that helping much ? I think over one two game period he was targeted 14 times and came down with it twice. That's a piss poor return of investment no matter what sport you play. He could catch 2 passes and 2 TDs every week, but if we lose, what's the point ? In order to help the team he needs to become the main receiver a lot of us thought he would be - that means holding on to the ball 8-10 times per game, keeping drives moving. I hope he continues his recent upturn but we want more receptions and fewer mistakes. He may be leading TE in the league for TDs or whatever but he hasn't helped his team, he's hurt them over 9 games. He'll get better. He's getting better. I'll leave off him. Again. :o)

    Great letter Gpldan, and not gay-assed at all ... I too have a man-crush on Jay Cutler. If he had thrown that last pass for a TD in SF he was man of the match !

    Hey McCaskey, if you're reading this ..... fuck you. Generally. Go Bears !!! The comeback starts Sunday !

  • In reply to Shady:

    BTW - Gpldan, "Do you know what us true fans see? A mofo with some guts. Jimmy Mac guts with John Elway tools."

    Word up Bro. Nutshell. Jimbo had the interception freakiness too, but he was a winner and a tough bastard. Man crush for the Macmeister also - Cutler's a lot like him, I wish he'd have the manbags to change the calls the way Mac did though, give him time and it'll be just like the old days ....

    Ditka : That wasn't the play, whydya throw it to Wille ?
    McMahon : He was open.

    And Tarkenton had the dumbest looking scramble ever, I don't care if he threw for a million yards. Tool.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Jimmy Mac - what the hell are you bitchin' at me for? we just scored.

    he gives Mormons a good name

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    A big "Thank you" to the "Friends of Flipper" football franchise.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    To follow up on Da Coach's Mustache (great pseudoname, by the way):

    Do you know how to keep Bears out of your back yard?

    Set up goal posts.

    Thank you. Thank you. I'll be here all week.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I think McMahon was the only Catholic in BYU ....

  • In reply to Shady:

    Part One: Executed

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Well said sir. Is it so wrong to feed the trolls? I have to admit that I do enjoy it. I just wish these trolls were a bit more amusing to bat around. I tend to think of it as a form of sport. In anycase, I think that if both units make even a mediocre showing this week we can beat philly. BIYP!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Like a kind, gentle yet firm parent, SC Dave tried multiple subtle attempts to get everyone to leave the comments by Mad Max SockPuppetski alone but alas, Mad M proved to be too much of a tool.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Amen..for Jeff..I must tell all of you because of were I live in the Southwest I must either swallow how great THEM BOYS ARE (GAG)or how the F!@@!$#!@$G BRONCOS can walk on water (managing quarterback). I can check the Trib or Times online but then again the one's writing about the Bears are misfits old Fucks who have never put on pads and played the game. They're not really interested in the team as much as how much frontline and space in the paper. I thank all of you because you keep me threaded to this team in a real way. And even though it may hurt to be truthful on how bad our team maybe it just means why we all bleed Navy & Burnt Orange. Corrective critcism is a good thing when you move toward your goal. BEAR DOWN!! AND AGAIN DAMN IT...GO OUT AND HIT SOMEONE ON SUNDAY!!PLEASE!!!

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