Audibles From the Long Snapper

Bears Interviewing Chud
Rob Chudzinski is an old school football guy.  He won national championships as a player at Miami and has developed a reputation as one of the leading tight end coaches in the league.  It makes sense that the Bears are interested in hiring him, especially because that last name belongs on the Bears sideline.  What I like about Chud is that he'll have no problems dealing with a talented yet temperamental quarterback.  Because nobody is more talented or more temperamental than Phil Rivers.

Forte Surgery

So now Matt Forte is having secret surgery.  Here's my thing.  I don't go for the playing through injuries approach if you're hurting the club and clearly 2009 Matt Forte was a shell of 2008 Matt Forte.  If the reason was injury then this organization is more lost than I originally thought.

Gannon: Hire Hackett
Rich Gannon thinks the Bears should hire Paul Hackett as their next offensive coordinator.  If the Bears are even considering this, I'm not watching a game next season.  Hackett sucks.  Seriously sucks.  And Gannon needs to realize that there is meaningful football played outside of Oakland, California.

Comments

Leave a comment
  • Chud Chud Chud Chud! lovely.

    Forte, hopefully, can bounce back with an extended offseason.....he needs to be something like 2008 for the bears to make any serious shot.

  • It's funny how things really haven't changed since Nick Nolte played a character based on Golden Richards in North Dallas Forty. Forte was probably leaned on heavily to play through after Jones blew out in the pre-season. His agent, the team, everyone probably leaned on this kid to get him to gut up and run into the pile.

    I'm beginning to understand Benson's comments in context a bit more. The team that brought you Sweetness is the team that grinds its backs down and can't coach them. Great.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    gpldan...great analogy..sorry state of affairs though isn't it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    FLAG ON THE POST!

    Illegal procedure on gpldan.

    The Nick Nolte character (Phil Elliot) in NORTH DALLAS FORTY, the best football movie ever made, was NOT based on Golden Richards.

    That character was based on former 1960s Cowboy receiver, Peter Gent, who authored the book, one of the best football books ever written, on which the movie is based.

    The book was published in 1972.

    Golden Richards NFL career didn't start until 1973.

    BTW, the Quarterback in the story, Seth Maxwell, is a thinly disguised version of Don Meredith, the starting QB for the bulk of Gent's career which ran from 1964 to 1968, all with the Cowboys.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Forte went from 3.9 per carry in 08 to 3.6 in 09. Not that big of a difference at all. Was he really that good in 08?

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    only if 1,238 rushing yds. as a rookie w/ a questionable o-line isn't that good, but hey....splitting hairs right?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    he got those 1,238 rushing yards by getting a shitload of carries and his only really good games game against the Colts in the first game, and then the Rams and Lions later on.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    He would come to Chicago because he has a good shot at moving up to head coach if his offense flourishes and Lovie's D continues to under-perform. And I'm with MD on Rivers having way more football maturity than Cutty (on the field). His composure and decision making is at another level than Jay's at this point. That can change if our O-line holds up a bit more and Cutler regains that swag he once had. He's got to get that jitter bug thing out of his system. That can happen if he's not thinking he's going to get nailed on every play. Start working now Tice!

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    you wanna crown Rivers ass then crown him! He is who we thought he is...HE IS WHO WE THOUGHT HE IS...

    just kidding, Rivers is better right now but I think Cutty will become more and more Rivers like the more TD's he tosses and the more Rush street tramps he bangs with Olsen.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    MB, you have convinced me once again that Hester's only position on our team should be our number 1 returner in the punt return and kick return spot. Why can't these coaches figure that out? With Knox, DA, Inglesias, Bennett, Davis etc., we don't need Hester starting at WR. Why not have a few packages with Hester on Offense and put him back where he belongs? Can anybody tell me whats wrong with this thinking?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Nothing, but you must admit that D. Manning and J. Knox were pretty awesome returning kicks this year too...

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Yes but when Hester was our sole returner the Bears ranked #1 in special teams for those two years.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I don't know if it would have helped us get to the playoffs this year but I don't think its unreasonable to think that we may have gotten 2 more victories.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I didn't hear anybody outside the Bears say that. I didn't see anyone kicking away from them. I didn't notice great field position in every game. Johnny Knox should be a starting receiver, wtf are we doing sending a slight guy on suicide missions a few times a game ? Hester was a couple of TDs away from being the greatest of all time by his third year. Knox and Manning aren't and won't be ... it was a monumental fuck up and there is no argument to the contrary.

    Devin Hester IS NOT a wide receiver.
    Greg Olsen IS NOT a starting caliber tight end.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish..agree 100%

    We take the only offense(Hester)and because we do not understand talent we start the(HE)Hester Experiment and hekyl/jekyl arrive..no returns, bad field position and we fu#$@!!$#k a promising player to SHIT!!

    We go out and hype Olsen that he's the next coming since "IronMike" and he cannot even block my fu#@!$!@ing grandmother..... make him a slot back, a put patties on his ass and call him the waterboy..shit I take that back at least the "Waterboy" wasn't ststststttuuuupppiiidddd.and didn't gas down on plays. either your going to give 100% or get the FU!@$!@#K off the field.

    Problem gentle and ladies is this coaching staff breeds that kind of attitude.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Its so obvious to us, why can't the Bears see it? Hester has "NO" WR trade value so why would he have a higher value than that on the Bears roster? This issue alone pisses me off more than anything else. What the Bears need to do is pay John Madden a consulting fee so that he can come in and tell them to get their head out of their asses and slap some sense into them.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yup, you realise the true worth of your team when you actually sit down and make a list of guys you could *actually* trade to another team.
    Urlacher and Hester are worth more to us than what we'd get for them. I don't know if we could give Olsen away, he's a first rounder (ha!) and probably believes his own hype ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    In 2006 - Hester averaged 26.4 yards per kick return,
    2007 - Hester averaged 21.7 yards.
    2008 - Hester averaged 21.9 yards
    D. Manning averaged 29.7 yards
    2009 - D. Manning averaged 26.6 yards
    J. Knox averaged 29 yards

    I'd say that if Hester were left to man kicks and punts his numbers may not have dwindled, but an argument can be made that Manning and Knox have both been more then capable filling in the KR role.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Doc, you have a point. The last 25 years have been hard. But Lovie took underachieving to a new level. He combines arrogance with underachieving and that makes it 10 times worse than the pre Lovie years. Back then we just sucked. We were out drafted, , out spent, out coached and out managed, but no one played with more heart than we did. And I think the pre Lovie coaches realized that we were handicapped by ownership and never tried to present the team as non-flawed. But Lovie acts like we have no problems. Like everything is fine and we fans are all idiots for thinking otherwise. "Rex is our quarterback.". Why Lovie?!!! Because you say so?!! Why don't you have a freakin QB competition like every other team in history and SEE if Rex is our QB?!! Maybe Orton stays the starter (or comes in when Rex started looking shaky), and we win the SB. Lovie kills me when he thinks he his fooling us with his Lovie-isms, "it's only the 3rd qtr of the season we were 1 and 3, but we have 4 more games to go, I saw some good things out there today...", what a clown. This just in Lovie... we lost 3 out of 4 after losing 3 out of 4! We suck! The man is delusional.

    But it is what it is. He is our coach and we gotta live with that for now. I'm chanting, facing east and burning candles in hopes of a monster DT this off season, or at least a big fat semi-mean one. Bear Down!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    How about this... let's trade Hester and Olsen for a fucking one Joshua Cribbs. Boom!

    Not we have a #1 type WR AND a badass return man in one... and we get rid of our 'halfies'. I'll from hereforto define halfies as the half qualified sheite we put on the field in place of real NFL caliber players (see Devin Hester and Greg Olsen). So two halfies for one fully makes sense to me. Anyone?

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Johnny Knox didn't look that great. He was incredibly fast, which helped him succeed, but Manning had actual great moves, which is what someone in that position needs

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Re: Olsen - He ran over MY dog when I saw his lazy ass refrain from LEAPING for passes... Guess he didn't want to get a booboo. Unfortunately, I don't think we can get much for him as trade-bait... Guess we're stuck hoping a new TE coach can make him drop less balls (and make his OWN balls drop?)...

    Re: Hester - I think the stats prove that we can do without him. Sadly, I think the stats show that we won't really get much for him in terms of trade-value. Does anyone else remember when he began to be absolutely terrible at returns? Running backwards, running sideways? This year he created the 5-step spin move, and I was done with him. If we can't trade him... I don't know what to do with him. Send him long 10 times a game? Put him back on returns? Hell, let's try making him a CB again! Why the hell not? We don't make any other smart moves - let's have some fun!

    Re: Forte - The glaring stats of yards/carry for this year and last year (combined with the comment about his 3 good games in 08) speak volumes. Let's go with AP next year! Once again, why the hell not?

    While we're at it - Jordan for OC, and Chelios for DC. If we're screwed in 2010, at least let's bring in something worth talking about.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Al, Crown,

    I'll get on my,

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm with you on Olsen, but Cribbs really is Devin Hester redux, except he takes snaps in the Wildcat.
    I'll say Calvin Johnson or Brandon Marshall if we have guys their team would want.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Cribbs MB, for real? You want another Hester hybrid conundrum on this team? Olsen had 40 more receptions, almost 500 more yards, and 7 more TDS than Cribbs this year. I wouldn't say he's a real WR. I can give two shits about Cutty and G-regs relationship off the field. Hell, I wouldn't care if they were dancing on Broadway Ave together during the gay pride parade. As long as they have a connection on the field, that's all I care about. I also don't care that he throws to him all the time, in fact, that is a good thing in my book. Jay trusts Olsen on the field, which is more that I can say for most the receivers. Davies and Iglesias are worth less than the best arena league player. We all know Olsen is not the best blocker, so on run plays bring in Kellen Davis and Dez who can block. But, he is our best receiving TE, so let him focus on running routes and getting open. The kid is going to continue to improve. Why trade away the one receiver Jay trusts on the field?

    Who is Willie Gault?

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I think Olsen needs to get tougher...something our Bears have lacked lately.

    His production is good... but I would say toughness and blocking can be improved.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    You guys know my #1 choice for a real WR acquisition this offseason is M.floyd this off season. I think everyone else (marshall, Boldin, Vjack) are too: expensive and/or too much drama, and/or are too desired by everyone else. net is that we'll never get any of them.

    I decided to throw Cribbs out there because he CAN BE a true #1 (he's 6'1 220) and we were talking about the hester experiment - Cribbs is an insane return guy. AND to be fair Crown played for the feaking browns with Anderson at QB for most of the year (and quinn wasn't much of an improvement till late). He could be a true WR with a real QB, we gots one of thems.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I'm in agreement that Olsen needs to stay. i'm convinced that he will improve every single year and as long as Jay can start to notice Bennett being open consistently and if he can continue to foster a realtionship with DA then we will be fine at WR. Knox and Hester will keep getting better too. Hester must return kickoffs AND punts. Manning must not ever play defense ever again and someone needs to send Knox to live with Desean Jackson in the offseason to learn about playing at 185lbs. Knox will eventually be a beast. he was a FNG this year and still performed pretty well.

    I really want another running back in here. Forte sucked it up and played with a knee injury but there are too many solid players in the NFL to make your running back play on one leg. Our undrafted free agent out of UCLA ran harder and more effectively at times. Imagine what a guy like Chester Mother Fucking Taylor could do. You know he doesn't want to play second fiddle anymore to AP. I predict 11-5 next year and Cutler throwing for 4,100 yards, 35 college girls banged at Barleycorns, 2 MILF's, 250 yards rushing if he can to slide and not think he is Payton, 2 references to Rex when he was good, 10 TD's and 800 yards to Olsen, 60 catches for Bennett and DA, consistent deep patterns for Knox and Hester, Hester back on all returns, Williams at LT, Omiyale at RT (where he should have been all along), Beekman at center after game 4, the best linebacking corps ever with Briggsy, Pisa, Urlacher, Williams, Roach and some random white dude in the accounting dept aka HH. We will pick up a FS in the offseason, cut Vasher, Bowman will be better after his first real year playing, Gune will be gone, Anderson will learn how to fucking stay home on contain, A. Brown and Kampman at DE. Harrison will be in shape, Butter will have a solid year and we will be awesome.

    How's that for fucking Kool Aid? Those thoughts are the only thing that will get me through this brutal offseason.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    that Kool Aid is so strong i should call it "Bears Drank" in honor of Lil Wayne and his sick ass "Purple Drank".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_drank

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Your sippin on serious Bears sizzurp Waffle, but I like it!

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I think Hester is the same player as Cribbs, except Devin has more experience learning the WR position. Surprisingly, Hester proved to me that he is a good route runner and not afraid to go up for catches in the middle. Sure, he had a couple brain queefs, but for the most part, he proved to me he is less fragile and more tough than I thought. He had almost 60 receptions and 800 yards receiving. Sometimes, I think we on da site over-exaggerate the Hester move to receiver. Punt Returners in da league seem to shine real bright for a season or two and then fade real fast, more than any other position. I think its harder to maintain excellence at that position that any other one because of all the factors that go into specials. Who was that returner on the chiefs a couple years ago who was competing w/ Hester as the best return man in the game? I don't remember.

    At this point, I think you keep him at WR. He's learned the position and I think he will get better. I like him getting a lot of touches. He still is dangerous after the catch. Who cares if he's not a number 1. He will be solid for years to come and in the end I think the move makes the Bears look smart.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Daunte Hall. and as i was reading the beginning, that's who i was EXACTLY thinking about (now he could ONLY do punt returns....his receiving skills sucked balls)

    o and Az-Hakim from St. Louis a few years back comes to mind too.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Why the hell is Salisbury showing his number 1s and 2s...

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sportsprose/2010/01/sean_salisbury_comes_clean_abo.html

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    and what's this beef w/ Greg Olsen? like Dez Clark said in an interview w/ Waddle & Silvy: "when i first came into the league, i wasn't that great of a blocker. now, i love to block...reason being is b/c i had to work at it. Greg is working at it very very hard and it will come...it just takes time." and it's only his 3rd or 4th year? why do we always have to have instant gratification? what happened to developing YOUNG players? smh....this is not the NBA where players are expected to play at a Pro level as soon as the ink dries. i don't care who you are....you're not going to be a success for the DURATION of your career as an NFL football player (check Sweetness' stats for proof). just give him some time (and if Chud comes, that will do wonders for his career...watch and learn).

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Greg Olsen. This New Jersey boy is not playing his real position. This kid is an oversized WR...nothing more. TE should be for the big boys. Sorry Greggie, you can't block anyone. But that's The Bears for you. Take a kick return man(Hester)who's the best ever at that position and make him a wideout. Leave a bad blocking TE at TE when he should be a WR. Cha Cha Cha Cha Changes!

  • In reply to tkfay:

    I say we need to move Manning to WR. First of all, he's a better return guy than Hester, so that should me that mean he'll be a better WR than Hester, right? Makes sense to me considering this was the same reasoning the Bears used when they moved Hester to WR. I personally think the Manning experiment would turn out better than the Hester Experiment. Also, don't forget that Lovie said Manning was the Best athlete on the team. Makes sense to me. Hell, lets just move Olsen to WR.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'm with you Trac. Because our coaches are bad.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Agreed. It's a no-brainer. He went from being dangerous every time he was on the field to being a waste of space. If they wanted to utilise his speed at receiver - then just send him long 8 times a game route one, and return KOs and punts. Why do you take a speed demon and turn him into a dink and dunk target. Go long ! If he goes long EVERY time, then a safety has to help out. He becomes a decoy even when you're not throwing it to him. As it stands, he'll keep either Bennett or Knox out of three receiver sets next season. The biggest single FU by the Bears, closely followed by letting TJ walk ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    ....and trading Chris Harris....

  • In reply to BTiff:

    gee..BTiff you had to bring that up...

  • In reply to BTiff:

    Not giving Mike Brown another lousy year of a contract was unforgiveable too. Just plain rude.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Disgusting. Totally classless Jerra Jones type move. Bastards.

  • In reply to BTiff:

    On the Hester as WR issue - I think that it was a good move at the time. Hester is so fast, can change direction so quick and his hands are so good, that he had to be on the field more often. He's dropped some key passes but I feel his drops are because he doesn't position himself well for the ball, (over/under runs it), and I thought he would correct that with time. But how many punts does he drop? Very few. And he catches a very high percentage of his passes with his hands, (safer, prevents ball from bouncing off pads) and indicates good eye hand. Plus Hester wanted big money to re-sign and giving up large dough is hard for anyone in GSH's gene pool to do, (unless they are 'getting a deal'), so they made Hester a #1 WR so his contract would appear to be a bargain.

    I drank the kool-aid. I thought it would work. But now I think he is a #2 at best and maybe should be a #3. But I still think it was a good move to get him on the field more often than just returning kicks and to really do that he needs to practice and play as a WR. I say leave him there as #2 because Knox and Manning are fine as return men. When we didn't re-sign Abenadejo, (please forgive me for not looking that up), we lost some of our 'edge' on kick returns. I don't know if Hester could have done much better than Knox and Manning are doing without that 'edge'.

    And one more thing, this Hester as a WR thing ain't over yet. What happens with Hester if we get semi-solid OL play and some clever, ie non-Turner, play calling next year? Does that give us a few more successful play-actions with Cutler taking a deep drop in a clean pocket giving him time to measure DH's speed and hit him perfectly in stride 5 yds behind the defender with that miraculous arm? Or ,(and this is where I think Hester really will shine), do we get some 15 yd. slants over the middle, once Cutler isn't running for his life, that Hester breaks for 60 yards? I for one am willing to give that all a chance to happen.

    And besides, what we need is a monster DT anyway! Hester at WR is NOT the problem!

  • In reply to Oaktown34:

    Bertrand Berry retires at 34 ? I don't think so. Looked pretty awesome in his last game. Go get him Jerry !

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish..The biggest single FU by the Bears... one of many for the past few years and there maybe but more coming...for next year.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac..you ask the question...Why can't these coaches figure that out?

    Arrogance or maybe Ignorance there is a fine line there.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Is that a hanging Chud?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    My bad, meant MB.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Don't know Chud, will have rely on your take on him Jeff.

    As far as Forte goes, I think he definitely had issues this year. I didn't see the instinctive running that I saw glimpses of last year and I also noticed he was easily tripped up by defenders just sticking their arms out. Did anybody else notice?

    I think Forte was keyed on alot more this year by defenders than last year. What I really liked last year was how the Bears utilized him in the passing game. I did not notice that as much year. I'm going to check the stats on that.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    He got about ten less catches and the yardage was almost identical. I too am tired of Ironman football. This playing-through-pain things is macho bullshit. Players are shortening their careers by aggravating injuries and it makes NO sense in the long run. Forte isn't CJ, we could have used someone else if the guy isn't ready to go. If Forte keeps his mouth shut about how he's feeling (expected and normal in the NFL) then it's up to Lovie et al to pull him and go with someone healthy.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I stand corrected on Forte. His receiving stats were almost identical for both years he's been in the league.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    The glaring stat in '08 and '09 was ZERO receiving TD's.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I thought this was interesting. Our Special Teams were 6th in the nfl this past season: http://www.chicagobears.com/news/ChalkTalkStory.asp?STORY_ID=6501

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's comments like this that lead me to the soap box.

    DAVE TAUB FOR OC.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    WOULD YOU SPELL HIS FUCKIN' NAME RIGHT!!!! IT'S "T-O-U-B!!!" Jesus....you would think a guy that is pushing for a position coach that has no experience w/ a pro offense would AT LEAST know how to spell his name; is that asking too much? lol

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Not at all.

    Dave Toub for OC.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Blogfather...I have not been commenting just enjoying the post from all of you. Some really great shit!!! between pissing in my pants from laughter and small chunks of vomit from being upset, God Bless all of you, you make what I believe a miserable past season and future BEARABLE..get it..sorry just had to.

    As I have been trying to this figure out this organization and it's antics, I must tell you that my conclusion is that they really don't give a shit..one way or another..Their arrogance starts form the top and trickles down, like a turd rolling down hill.

    This link is a Board Meeting at Halas Hall: enjoy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm-RKbmye0o

    Dangerfield-Mikey McFu12341243sky
    Robert Downey Jr- Jerry Angelo
    Keith Gordon- as LDL

  • In reply to gpldan:

    By the way, FYI from Mayer re: Gains:

    No, the Bears will not receive their second-round draft pick back from the Buccaneers or any other compensation following the death of Gaines Adams. I

  • In college, my roommate rented this awful B movie called CHUD. I recommend that NOBODY waste their time with such a terrible movie. Although it would be a nice nickname for a potential new hire, the movie is laughably bad.

    While Chud is an interesting potential hire, I would love it if the Bears went after Indy WR coach Christensen who has more successful track record. Lovie has picked enough "fruit" from the rotting coaching tree in Tampa and St. Louis, so now it's time to call in the favors in Indy and strat picking from the tree of life (Bill Polian and Tony Dungy) Of course the only way this could happen is if the Colts don

  • In reply to Shady:

    Hahahahaha

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The director of CHUD 2 was a teacher of mine at NYU. Not kidding.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Did he ask you to come up with a script for CHUD III: The Musical?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Unfair criticism of Rivers, I think. He's beaten Manning twice in the postseason and he's a fumbled interception away from being in a Super Bowl.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Do you think Rivers is more talented than Jay? I don't think he is.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Rivers is much, much more mature and knows when and to who to throw the ball to. He might not have as strong of an arm as Jay, but right now he's the much stronger (and better) QB.

    Not saying that Jay won't get there, just saying as of right now Rivers is the much better QB, from a numbers/results perspective.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I'm not normally of a big fan of Clark Judge on Sportsline (because he has bashes Cutler any chance he gets) but he has a nice piece on Phillip Rivers not quite hitting 'super elite QB' status just yet.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/12809187/rivers-still-needs-title-shot-to-join-super-elite

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Chud actually makes a lot of sense. I'd be happier with him than Martz or any of the other 'candidates' out there.

    Plus, this guy has something to prove as an up and comer. He also has some experience...OC for the Browns in'07 when they actually had a good offense and almost made it to the playoffs (granted, the next year they stunk up the join and everyone got fired).

    This hire is more important in my mind than DC...because we all know it really may not matter who our DC is...this has been, and will continue to be, Lovie's show on defense.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Sorry, I got the Richards thing wrong. It was the guy who wrote the book. He also wrote the screenplay, maybe why it was a great movie and why the NFL tried to stonewall it.

    Other news:
    In another development, FootballCoachScoop.com reported Bears running backs coach Tim Spencer, who has been with the Bears since Lovie Smith was hired in 2004, has spoken to Michigan State about its running backs position.

    I wouldn't mind trying a new RB coach here.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not so fast Gpldan, falsely misrepresenting the origin of a movie character isn't a laughing matter. That kind of flag carries a two-week suspension and Lions season tickets on the 50 yard line (except for the two Bears games). Nice catch Al, we have to stamp this shit out, little apples ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I just got myself out of Michigan after a protracted divorce. I would do nearly anything to never return...

    Could I plea bargain down to Browns tickets? I could strip the C off my Bears gear, people in Cleveland are too stupid to notice.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Right on, Irishsweetness.

    We need to get rid of that bum Olsen and get a tight end who can get 55 or 60 catches and score 7 or 8 TDs.

    Oh wait, Olson DID that!

    And without a true #1 wideout or a viable running game to take some heat off him.

    I fail to understand your problem with him.
    Did he run over your dog or something?

    Is there room for improvement. Sure.

    Is he the pile of dog crap you maintain he is? Hardly.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Thank you Al. Olsen is in the top 10 in yards, receptions and TDs for TEs. Why would you trade your best receiver and the guy your QB obviously has a connection with? Olsen is far from the problem. He's going to keep getting better and better. We should trade Urlacher for some picks in da draft this year. The raiders or the rams might think he still he's got something left in the tank.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I partially disagree with IrishSweetness in that Urlacher is worth more to keep and play than he is to trade. I agree with that. We won't get anybody to pick up his contract.

    I would like to know what it would count against the cap to CUT him outright. What is he guaranteed?

    The guy is a clubhouse cancer, and the Arkush brothers at PFW have reported that constantly. Also, with his wrist shattered, his bad back and neck disc injuries, he's useless. He will nurse his arm and frankly all he had going for him getting off blocks was his push. Now he'll have croc arms, and end up on his ass in 2010, looking like a bald Brian Bosworth out there, getting run over by the proverbial Bo Jackson's of the NFL.

    It's time to say goodbye, shed the salary. I would go so far as to say the only teams that would look at him are the dregs, like Jacksonville and Oakland. Everybody except the dregs and us regard him as washed up...

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Chudzinski, now that's a name I can stand by. Norv really trusted this guy. That's not saying much, but he was given offensive coordinator type duties with the Chargers even though he was just a TE coach. He already has experience as OC with the Browns. We all know San Diego has been stacked with offensive talent for sometime now, but the Browns offense was 7th in scoring and total yards in '07 under him and they had average offensive weapons at best. That is a good sign to me.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    All that talk yesterday comparing Floyd songs to the Bears an I didn't see "Brain Damage" mentioned. I hope I just missed it, that one was too obvious.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Why would Chud come to Bears? Leave Sandog for Chitown and trade 80 and sunny(352 days a year) for 21 and snowing? Does he want to work for a corpse HC? Maybe he'd like to help former/fellow Cane Olsen out. Hell if I know. Plus, he's still on the hook for one year on contract with Bolts. I remember when former Def Coord #59 Ron Riv did this type of job shopping thing Lovie gunned him pretty quick. Nice job Hammer. Just more Halas Hall window dressing. This whole mess is beginning to look real bad. We deserve better.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    excellent!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    going to repost what I put up earlier before this new thread started...sorry if you already read this.

    D Pompei seems to write about these coaches and brag em up a day before their interview with the Bears. The bears and him must get along well...... help each other out.

    I seem to really like this guy...he made Derek Anderson good. I say if he seems to be as good as advertised...get him....and give him all the power he wants on the offensive side of the ball. Bears, take that money you saved by not firing Lovie and getting a new coach, and out-bid others for his coaching services.

    Hard for a common fan to know exactly how good these coordinators are...but this is the first offensive candidate that I have actually been excited about getting

  • In reply to jeungru13:

    Sorry Dude, could you repeat that sentence containing 'Derek Anderson' .... :o)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jay is more talented than Rivers...

    Cutler can throw a ball with as much zip as anybody... and Rivers has that funny throwing motion, and apparently can't seem to win important playoff games with a great cast around him.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ah, crappy movies, the basis of any good childhood. You rented the movie Shady, don't pawn it off on a 'room-mate'. C.H.U.D. - John Heard's least fine moment. So bad I don't remember a scene from it. Not as bad as 'The Stuff' though. A really bad movie worth seeing is 'Neon Maniacs' which is not a million miles away from C.H.U.D. Okay, it's not worth seeing ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ha ! Plotline of 'Neon Maniacs : A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them.

    Swap teenagers for Blog Children and homicidal monsters for football-killing silver spooners, the Golden Gate bridge tower for Soldier Field and that's about it ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It's true.

  • In reply to Shady:

    BAAAAAAAAAAhahahahahaha... sweet Icon.

  • Crown (I think) was completely right yesterday when he said we need to completely replace all of our strength and conditioning coaches, and I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hester hasn't what ? Jebus clucking Freist ....

  • So, Blogfather, you're saying Hackett can't hack it?

    (Sorry, you KNOW I can't resist those)

    FYI, he was 13-20-1 in 3+ seasons as head coach at Pitt.
    In his only game in 1989 he won the Sun Bowl, taking over for the departing Mike Gottfried. He was then fired with 1 game left in the 1992 season.

    From 1998 to 2000 he was 19-18 as top kick at USC.
    That tenure that included 2 consecutive losing seasons and a LAST PLACE finish in the Pac-10 in 2000.

    Thank you for playing Mr. Hackett, we have some lovely parting gifts for you.

    NEXT candidate, please.

  • I meant in a football sense sd. He's a total douche off the field and pulls the same idiotic arm-flapping, tantrum throwing crap when the zebra

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Brady and Manning jaw the Zebras and flap about like kids just as much - if not more - than any guys in the league. And as for Rivers, it's hard to miss your targets when they're V-Jack and Floyd at 6'5 and Antonio Gates is your main man. Cutler has leprechauns and trolls to throw to ....

  • It's all that blood from the boner I had for *this* season ...

  • More talented doesn't mean better decision maker. Tomlinson is one of the best running backs ever and Gates is one of the best receiving tight ends ever. Rivers definately has had a better career and got his team in to more playoff games than Jay, and won a decent amount, but as far as talent, Cutler in my opinion has more talent.

    Hopefully this morning we are offering a contract to Chud that he can't refuse.

Leave a comment