Audibles From the Long Snapper

Next Year Has Arrived

One continuing theme has emerged in articles surrounding the Chicago Bears: next year.  The Bears see upside in Gaines Adams...in 2010.  Lance Briggs thinks the team needs to begin moving forward.  Devin Hester knows changes are coming.  This is the definition of depressing for a football fan.  Did anyone comment this week on how difficult an opponent the Baltimore Ravens are going to be Sunday?  Is this week's game even a consideration for our players?
Martz Supports Turner    

From David Haugh:

"If that's an issue, it shouldn't be," said Martz, the Rams' head coach when Smith was his defensive coordinator. "There isn't a better coach or man that I know than Lovie Smith. Ron Turner shouldn't be in trouble either. If there is a problem there, it's personnel and not with Lovie or Ron. He's the same offensive coordinator that took them to the NFC championship game (and Super Bowl)."

I don't believe anyone ever accused Mike Martz of campaigning, at least publicly, for the offensive coordinator position in Chicago.  But with Chicago's offense a disaster and Martz' past relationship with Lovie, it's an obvious speculation.  If the organization decides to keep Smith, this is a sound move.


Shanahan to the Redskins
ESPN and various other outlets are reporting that Mike Shanahan and the Redskins are currently in contract talks after their very savvy hiring of Bruce Allen as General Manager.  Dan Snyder takes a lot of shit in the media but mark my words, people will look to this offseason as a turning point for him.  I never thought I'd be wishing my owner was Daniel Snyder.   

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  • Cow-Her. Cow....Her. Cow Cow Cow!!!!

    Lie Down, Chicago Bears!

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-talk-bears-fight-song-parodydec18,0,3629033.story

  • I've come to the conclusion Jeff..we need to change the slogan for the Bears. NO LONGER

    "BEAR DOWN" 2009

    "BEND OVER" 2010

    It's that simple.

  • As for the great t-shirt logo

    just photoshop Hester's two hams on the top of a bear squating in the woods..

    BEND OVER!!!

  • If Holmgren and Shanny are taken, anyone else see any other viable options at head coach besides Cowher? I don't.

  • Crown..I am on the same side as you "Da Chin" would be great!

  • Murph...my ignorence on Grimm..nice that could be interesting even better if he brought JC a present by the name of Boldin..

    Frazier.yes. just because he wore Navy and burnt orange and he seems to have the queens d in a good place.

    of course I like "Da Chin" with crown but not sure if the Bears Minions can pull the trigger

  • AHHH..The good old days.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqPOWKFJtl8# Lets hope we get a coach who can bring in Bear kind of players.Ones that kick ass and take names. Cowher. Think he'll bring that. On utube clip, love Samurai saying "Hey Man...this young Quarterback... somebody knock his ass out for me will ya". Miss that kind of player. Tough/ Mean/Nasty. It sucks having no football for rest of this year.

  • November 25, 2009 Fred Mitchell

    Leslie Frazier-
    "You remember what it was like for us (Bears) before that '83 draft," said Frazier. "I mean, people always talk about the '46' defense and how it revolutionized defenses in pro football. But we were running the '46' in 1981 when Neill Armstrong lost his job. What happened was we got better players to really execute the defense and then took off. Talent makes the difference, and good players can make great coaches."

    Is it me or are there to many parellels of 1981 to possiblly 2010. I mean if a new coach just like "DA Coach" comes in and cleans house this could be interesting especially when the new coach may follow the same formula and has ridden this ride before ( Da Chin/Frazier) I'm just saying..food for thought.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    That's really where we're screwed - personnel. If we had an offensive line and some NFL receivers we'd be a different team regardless of the coaches. We don't have the ammo or protection for Cutler. Clearly we need a QB coach...

  • Hey all... Bears game time change..they say because of weather really!!!?? I think it's because that the national market sees this as a fuckfest with no implications to the playoff picture.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Da Coach's Mustache stars in...

    "Bears Fuckfest Extravaganza: Wookie Bukkake Redux"

    with Ginger Lynn as Virginia McCaskey and Lex Steele as Lovie Smith.

    No - no.

    By 1pm, Baltimore is looking at 20 inches of snow. This is going to be a snow bowl.

    I think the Bears should wear their white jersey, white pant combo and the ravens should go the all Dark Purple combo. that way, Cutler's poor eyesight will be made even worse.

    This should be a hoot.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    gpldan..your sick....hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! I know it should be lol but shit thats so lame.

  • I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'm not a Marty Schottenheimer fan. If he becomes the HC of the Chicago Bears expect an improvement. Expect a Tony Dungian year after year of .750+ seasons and few playoff wins. Marty hasn't won a playoff game since 1993. In 21 years of coaching he led teams to the playoffs 15 times and has a postseason record of 5-13.

    If we want improvement at Head Coach let's get a winner. Let's get Bill Cowher.

  • check this out

    http://myspace.vtap.com/video/Bears+Players+Predict+Big+Roster+Changes+In+2010/CL0332270370_58680ce82_Q0wwMjgwMDczNjMyfmluOjN-cTpybA

  • Yea,lots of happy faces in that crowd.Did Cutler throw his O.C. under the bus or what.
    Makes me feel confident for sunday.

    Two feet of snow,and our defense= ass-whoop time.

    Even the players want this shit blown-up.

    Even money everybody goes but Lovie.

  • While you're here, lobotobear, I just wanted to replay to your last "Dick Butkus' comment on our Tommie Harris / Aaron Rogers discussion in the previous thread...

    I know you agree that Harris should not have gone ahead and crippled Rogers, but I disagree that #51 would have.

    Yes, Dick Butkus played 'angry', but I was watching the game played in Detroit October 24, 1971 when Lions receiver Chuck Hughes suffered a fatal heart attack on the field.. Many thought Hughes was just feigning injury to get a clock stoppage late in the game with the Lions trailing 28-23. However, Butkus, the nearest player on the field to the fallen receiver, immediately saw otherwise and began FRANTICALLY signalling to the sidlines for help. This move was then distorted by a photo that that made it appear that #51 was somehow celebrating a knockout when, in fact, Hughes went down without having been hit. Additionally, Dick Butkus was truly distressed by the incident.

    While much of Butkus' ferocity on the field is based in fact, some of the "He wanted to kill guys" reputation is overblown media hype.
    Yes, Virgina, the media was full of itself even back in the 60s and 70s.

    For more insight on #51, I highly recommend his first book, STOP ACTION, which, among other things, recounts the 1971 season that started with such great promise (6-3 after 9 games) and ended so miserably (1 offensive touchdown from Nov. 21 thru Dec. 19 and 5 Staight losses include a 6-3 stinker at Denver).

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al..sorry I am seeing this so late after the last thread I left the blog. So I hope you get to see this.

    I agree 100% that Butkus ferocity was over blown and that his heart was in the right place but, he still had a energy that when he hit someone it was for real, not of the intention to mame but a hit that would remind of who he was and he was on the field at all times ready and willing to stop that play at what ever cost to make sure that offense was stopped. I just see a HALL OF FAME PLAYER 51# with the passion still in his heart. I just donot see that in Tommie.. I will and never try to offend a legend or one who has him as his pic

  • Al..sorry I am seeing this so late after the last thread I left the blog. So I hope you get to see this.

    I agree 100% that Butkus ferocity was over blown and that his heart was in the right place but, he still had a energy that when he hit someone it was for real, not of the intention to mame but a hit that would remind of who he was and he was on the field at all times ready and willing to stop that play at what ever cost to make sure that offense was stopped. I just see a HALL OF FAME PLAYER 51# with the passion still in his heart. I just donot see that in Tommie.. I will and never try to offend a legend or one who has him as his pic

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