Who is Jeremy Bates?

The Orange County Register tells his story.  You should read the whole thing here.  This part made me laugh:

And Bates does sweat. With Carroll-esque energy, Bates animatedly
instructs quarterbacks and receivers, his arms often flailing, his mind
constantly churning.

"The guy's 100 miles per hour, non-stop," No. 3 quarterback Mitch Mustain said.
"He's on the details and makes sure we have our stuff. Especially for
him coming in this semester, we're way ahead of where I ever thought we
would be."

Bates conceded that he was still learning the offense and the players' names in spring. Now?

"I
understand the concepts," he said. "It's like dating somebody for seven
years. Her name's Laurie. Then all of a sudden you're dating someone
else, and her name's Kim. You've got to get adjusted to calling her
Kim."

Before calling his first game for USC in 2009:

"This is a game of entertainment," Bates said Wednesday. "The fans pay
a lot of money to go to the games and they're going to have their
opinions. . . . But we're focused. We can't deal with distractions and
things outside of the building, so we're not going to worry about that
stuff.""This is a game of entertainment," Bates said Wednesday. "The fans pay
a lot of money to go to the games and they're going to have their
opinions. . . . But we're focused. We can't deal with distractions and
things outside of the building, so we're not going to worry about that
stuff."

Scott Reid believed Bates to not be fit for the USC coordinator job:

Carroll further compounded the foolishness of his endless promotion
of Barkley by then placing Barkley's future, and to a large extent that
of the USC program, into the hands of someone just as in over his head
as Barkley -- Bates.  Barkley needed to be eased into the starter's job. Instead, Carroll billed him as the next Palmer-Leinart-Sanchez-Elway-Unitas.

Barkley needed a teacher who would smooth his rough edges and elevate his game. Instead, Carroll handed him over to SlingBates.

Aside from Bates' obvious shortcomings as a play-caller, his failure
to develop Barkley alone should be enough for Carroll to help him find
a job elsewhere.

So after a few hours of research, here's what I've deciphered.  Bates is a wonderful offensive mind, earning the respect and praise of both Mike Shanahan and Pete Carroll.  He's energetic, passionate and animated.  He's a character.  But he also likes to chuck the ball around and USC wasn't equipped to do so with a freshman quarterback.  The more I read about him, the more I understand why Cutty likes him.  The more I read about him, the more I think this is a chance the Chicago Bears should take.

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  • Two for Two!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    bitch :-)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Maybe I missed something but, what is there not to like about Dez Clark?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    just reiterating the point. the Bears need to keep him around the org for a long time to come.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    FQ.. I agree....This is what I beleive we lost when MB was sent packing and we lost BU for the season.. Just that maturity level in the locker room!!!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Dave Taub for OC.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    O.K. V... that could be interesting mix. The big question is will LDL let go of his grasp around JC and the offense's throat?

    DUH!!!! "We have to leave the bus "Running""... now I agree with the concept but placing one's head in the sand and not evaluating the situation and not adapting to the game is his problem!!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Fine, Hire Bates as QB coach, nothing more.

  • OC? Yes. Motels? No.

    /worried more about the defense a lot more than the offense
    /will there be a Reasons for Defensive Pessimism post soon?
    /Urlacher ain't getting any younger + no first or second round picks

  • I dunno. After reading the whole article now I feel less confident. This is some coach's son who was well liked at USC. I get that he "really understands football", but are thinking OC for this guy? Everyone is going to listen to him? Dez Clark will be older than him.

    This will truly be the JC litmus test. If we get this guy, it's because JC said to...

  • At least let Dave Taub, if he is interested, interview for the position.

  • I saw a report that said the Bears have struck a deal with Martz...but I haven't seen this anywhere else.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/321198-mike-martz-hired-as-offensive-coordinator-for-the-chicago-bears

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    I hope this is not the case. If so, then the next time we hire a HC, we will have to ensure he has decent friend. FUCK!

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Who is Kobayashi?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Fucking, lawyer.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Viva, No, Mr. Phillips.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    PLEASE..MARTZ.?????? he is an ASSMUNCH.. I want to reach through the T.V. and BITCH SLAP HIM!!!!! oh wait I want to basically do that with every Bears Coach...well shit he fits right in then.

    I just throw my hands up on this year with the coaching staff.. I am thinking that Bates maybe the way.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Its all a scam.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Ghost.. I hope not...

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    If this is true then it's possible I may hate him more than Ron Turner ....

  • Jeff, I know you like this Bates guy but I don't know. What would it say about the direction the Bears are really taking if they hire him. Doesn't hiring Bates really translate into aspirations down the road, not next year? Phillips seemed to stress during his press conference that he wanted to win and win now. Do you really think a guy like Bates was someone that Phillips had in mind?

    If he does hire him won't everyone be saying, who?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    V..... Isn't that what we have been saying for the last three years about this team...WHO?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I wonder if the Bears only offered Weis a 1yr deal? Did they even meet with Him?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Never met with Charlie. Those reports were seemingly erroneous.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Viva, do you work for Dave Toub? Are you his best friend or something? You're sounding like Lovie Smith. "This guy is perfect at this, let's move him to offense"

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I was never a fan of moving the Skunk out of his role. With that said, D. Manning and J. Knox have both done a tremendous job filling his shoes as a KR. (I think Taub deserves some credit there.)

    Here is what I know about Taub:
    1. How many times in the last five years have we lost the ST battles?
    2. How many times have we won?
    3. I'm assuming my bff is responsible for drawing up the ST's game plan week in and week out. In doing so, he routinely out coaches his opponenets. He is always in attack mode, creative, and decisive.
    4. He identifies the strenght of his unit, in order to exploit the weakness of his opponent very very well.
    5. If this guy wants to run the O, and I don't know that he would, I think he has earned an interview.
    6. He was won many battles for us. Many. Shitload.
    7. With respect to the skunk argument, there is no doubt that we would have some fallout on ST, but I would assume that risk if this guy could lead our O as successfully as he has lead our ST.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    You bring up good points Viva, but lets not Devin Hester experiment Toub. He has no knowledge of running an offense. He'd have to borrow someone's playbook for f-sake. The young Bates has more experience in that he ran an NFL caliber college team (and according to some sources was the leading offensive mind for the Denver Broncos O in '08 w/ Cutler that ranked 2nd overall in the league.) Let's at least keep the one coach in the position that he's thrived in. Love the guy though.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Jeff.......Sorry about the sidebar on your blog brother but I thought this might be intersting read for all...

    This article pretty much explains what all on the "Da Bears blog" have been saying for weeks now:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/chi-thu-burns-bears-0107-jan07,0,2811366.column

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hey guys - long time reader, first time actually posting something.

    I've been thinking about something since the presser, and I want to know where you guys stand on it.

    I see two outcomes for this season -

    1. We lose again (which sucks), but that means the end of Lovie and possibly JA. A silver lining, as it were.

    2. We win, maybe even making the postseason (which is nice), but that means that Lovie and JA will continue to hang around. Maybe even prove that we were wrong about Lovie's ability as a head coach (or not).

    I know some of the guys around here are allergic to the thought of rooting for the team to fail (a sentiment I understand, even if I don't share it at times - look where those last two wins got us), but how do you look at next season, knowing failure=success and success=failure?

  • In reply to TrystanSpyder:

    Trys...This is the crux bud...We are damed either way...How this organization has placed this franchise in such a discrace is just what the do!!

  • In reply to TrystanSpyder:

    Hey TrySpy,

    Thanks for posting. The way I look at next year there are three outcomes:

    1. The Bears find a way to turn things around and they make the playoffs. In my opinion, and I know people won

  • In reply to Shady:

    Well said Shady..to bad all scenerios are ugly even the one with the Bears winning. CRAP!

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady, agree totally with 1. As long as we win, I don't care who the suits are. The frustrating thing would be a losing season. Lovie gets canned anyway. They can't blame next year on the OC. But that lizard Angelo will be gazing into his mirror up in the ivory towers until 2013. If Ginnie won't chew Lovie's contract she's certainly not going to pony up for Angelo and Philips. Philips could conceivably be there forever as long as the Bears make cash, which is hard not to do if you're a football team. As Bear fans we'll be picking glass out of our feet and replacing them with different bits of glass for the rest of our lives. F**k it. Bear Down 2010 !

  • In reply to TrystanSpyder:

    Jeff. I'm think a 2-3 year deal maybe. KO should be looking in the review mirror beacause I get the feeling that McDipstick is already looking for his new starter...and it ain't K.O....

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    rearview not review...sorry

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Totally off topic:
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/01/06/browns.cribbs.ap/index.html

    Looks like Cribbs might be on the market next season too. Interesting. I didn't follow his receiving chops this year (too lazy to look them up right now), but I know he's an ok return man. Browns are a joke, the one guy that was totally a team player and that was winning games for them almost single handily, and they jack him up. Idiotic.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB30SD... Yeah I just read that article too.. Intersting huh? Just don't know if we are savvy enough to get in Navy blue and burnt orange.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Agree (unfortunately) Lobo

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Cowher in 2011 conspiracy is the only thing keeping me going at this point. Martz, Bates, whoever... It's STILL Lovie. It's still jumbotron staring. It's still pampered players who aren't expected to perform. It's still a 9-7 ceiling. I could care less who becomes the OC - even in RT's scheme we managed to look decent a few times... Sadly, the damn defense cannot do a thing. Anyone remember when we could stop a run? We haven't seemed to rush the QB or not get our zone picked apart since RR left.

    I have become use to the fact that in every game we play, we have the potential to make some asshole on the other team's offense look like a hall-of-famer. This is not Bears football. This is Lovie football.

    I. Want. His. Head.

    Blank jumbotron stare and all.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    "It's still pampered players who aren't expected to perform."

    The crux of the matter.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    John, I'm with you. Any scenario that keeps Lovie just pisses me off. Any improvement anywhere in the coaching staff is an positive, but the only one that really gets the job done is showing Lovie and his cronies the door.

    I do like the idea of bringing Bates in as QB coach. He should escape the housecleaning that will take place next year after Lovie screws the pooch again. If Bates does a good job next year whoever we bring as HC will likely hold on to him.

    The only win-win as I see it is Lovie is gone, and the Bears start winning games again.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Jeff - my point was that even though the Bears are hiring a DC, and even though Lovie said he was stepping down from the DC position, the web site STILL lists Babich as Defensive Coordinator.

    Either they are simply stupid, or in reality titles are meaningless. If it's the second, then who would take the DC position if they have another good option.

    Bringing me back to Fewell. We should not assume he'll come here. He has a connection with Coughlin too. The Bears assumed McGinnis woudl take the head coachign job and they were humilliated when he turned him them down whiel the press conference to announce him had already started.

    I hope Fewell turns down the Bears. I really do - it will expose their incompetence at a national level which I hope will make the McCaskey's decide to fire Lovie next year no matter if he squeeks out 9 wins or not.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    I hope we still have the opportunity to hire Frazier next year. He's been coaching for 20 years, I'd rather see a Bear look after us. Especially one that was on the best defense ever. Singletary is more Gump-like.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Your right Willie Gault, rushing the passer is the key to our D scheme and we didn't do close to a sufficient job of it this year. Here's to hoping that Carolina doesn't franchise tag Julius Peppers again. If I had to choose between Boldin or Peppers, I would take Peppers in a heart beat. Our O is young, talented and will continue to grow. Our D is waning, getting older, and losing confidence. We NEED a pass rusher almost as much as we need our O-line to "gel." I hate that f-ing word.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Agree for the most part here Crown. Although, I might rather have a huge, bad ass nose guy like tommie in 06 or that fat ass for the packers (can't remember his name).

    There will be quite a few proven fast off the edge guys available next year, like Umenyiora for one. But isn't that what we gave up a fucking second round pick for in Gains 'so damn weight you stick figure' Adams? Jebus this group of management is a bunch of lost causes, it literally makes me want to weep into my beer at night.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...What do you mean makes you want to. I already have been weeping in my beer since the SF game, even the two "This is what saved LDL" games. I weep in my beer because it just shows that Lovie is just a poor HC and again couldn't find his way out of a Flaming Paper Bag even if his life depended on it. He'd be looking to find a Jumbotron inside of it for directions like GPS.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Adams situations does not look good at all right now MB. I don't know how the rush man is going to change him, but he's got a lot of work to do. When I see his picture, I feel like I can see right through him. Hopefully, he has some heart and wants to prove people wrong. I like that Jolly kid but don't see many of those 3 technique guys in the middle that demand the double like Tommie used to. That kid from Nebraska (Suh?)looks nasty though.

    On Fewell, I'm not sure we get him. He has the interview with the Giants first and probably has a better relationship with Coughlin than Lovie. Coughlin brought him into the league at Jacksonville I believe.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Yep, I'm on the draft-Suh-at-any-cost train, anyone jumping on ?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't know if this will make anybody feel better, but Bates and Fewell are supposed to be screamers.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Uuuuuhhh. I bet Mustache and I have a different definitions or "screamers" that you do Dawg. Please define.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Let me try to find the sources I was reading yesterday, but one of them recounts Fewell's coaching style when he was DBs coach. Also listen to Lombardi's interview yesterday on the Score regarding Bates. Hers' an excerpt:

    "He is exactly what the Bears need right now because there is an element of toughness that he brings to the table," Lombardi said. "He is going to be able to get into the quarterback's head and he is going to be able to get into his mind. And the quarterback -- this is the key point now -- the quarterback accepts what he says as coaching."

  • In reply to jdawg:

    on Fewell:
    "I think they need someone to hold them accountable every play on the field, including in practice,'' said Bowen, who lives in Chicago and writes for the National Football Post. "When I say Perry is a yeller and a screamer, he's a guy who demands accountability on every play. He wants players in the proper position, using the proper leverage and playing within the system of the defense on every play. He's not afraid to call players out in meetings. If you don't play within the scheme of the defense, you don't play.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Hey - it could be worse. We could have Green Bay, or even Minnesota as our team.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Food for though. I checked out a 2010 mock draft and SS Taylor Mays lines up at where the Bears would have picked absent the trade for Cutler. Mays played for USC is 6-3/230 and is a bringing the wood hard hitting beast. Damn he would have been great in a Bears uniform.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Mike, not sure you can find them, but I've been preaching Mays here for months... and have posted some of his work that can be found on YouTube. He would be my first pick at FS if we could somehow get him. I have no misguided beliefs that the morons running our team can do anything to make something complex (and right) like that happen.

    Lobo, if we get Fewell that's what his nick name should be, "The Hickory Stick".

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    YEAH BABY!!!!!!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Oh... My... Goodness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_59-H0T50IU

    Anyway, wishful thinking. As usual.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Damn, kinda think I would enjoy watching him bringing the stick for the Bears instead of Cutler throwing picks in the redzone.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That kid can lay wood!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Did you notice how hard it was for most of those receivers to get up after Mays drilled them? Damn I miss Mike Brown.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yeah, I was thinking to myself while watching... man if I was #8 or #5 for Cal, after the second shot each took I would go back to the huddle and say to the QB, "Dude, if you throw one more of those high balls to me across the middle I'm going to come back in here and fuck you up peckerwood."

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Of all players, why the Hell did the Bears let Brown go. He had a damn good year with KC this year.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Mike V..I think it has to do with him probably not drinking LDL Koolaid. Him having one way the D should be and LDL pushing his COVER WHO?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Mike Brown. Thomas Jones. Chris Harris. Justin Gage. Cedric Benson. Columbo ....

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    We missed Brian too, having both on the field this year would have been beautiful. Yeah, Mike Brown ...Wtf ?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    We missed his leadership bigtime this year.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..Did you notice not one after the hit fell forward..all where reeling back after May's HIT!!! Nice... MB

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Better tape on this one. He's 6'3" 230 btw... oh, and he's a FS Mike: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJU64wUPxEA&feature=fvw

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Great!!!! I hope they bring hickory sticks too and turn some pussy players into pinata's.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Maybe you all think I'm nit picking but it just strikes me as ABSURD (and yet so like the Bears) to list Babich as Defensive Coordinator on their own website; while elsewhere on the same site they talk about seaching for a Defensive Coordinator.

    http://www.chicagobears.com/team/CoachesCorner.asp

    We all know that Babich was not the DC; the other coaches know it; the players know it; so why do they pretend? I mean - how incredibly pathetic.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Bill, it could be that the web guy just hasn't gotten there yet. The Bears site isn't exactly cutting edge technology. Trust me.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...that might be but, it also show's how really focused that organization is. Not the sharpest tool in the shed are they.

    Then again it might be a McCaskey grand kid and they haven't finished playing their Madden/10 on their Playstation three, because grandpa McCheapsky hasnt's paid him yet for working on the site recently.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    That's my point. They run the web site like it's a high school project. And it's a reflection on the organziation since it's a very visible public interface to them.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    It didn't take any time for the line to gel when the line got switched around, right ? maybe a week or two.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cribbs was taking snaps in the wildcat and averaging like 23 yards a run when I saw him. Running, receiving, catching, he's an offensive yardage machine a la Chris Johnson. He's probably a better quarterback than either Anderson or Quinn too ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Wow, they're trying to give Cribbs $1.4M ? Look at what we're getting for Hester's $7M ...

  • In reply to TrystanSpyder:

    Spyder, I think what we're all afraid of is having a so-so year next year, with some stellar performances overshadowing ineptness, and the same-old WTF situations we normally endure after a good performance. We limp into the playoffs as Favre's arm finally pops out of its socket half way through the season ... and are one and done. Philips tells the old bird that things are improving, everyone gets new contracts ... and the chinese firecracker explosion of gunshots around Chicago will have oldtimers thinking Al Capone's back as everyone blows their brains out.

    And those two wins were important ... for Cutler's own confidence (and ours in him I suppose) and to show the world we had something on our bench that can't be put back on the bench now. The wins also gave Denver a worse pick. Not exactly worth an erection, granted.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Whoever the OC is has a better chance of succeeding than the new DC. Lovie is sticking with cover 2;

    Also - the Bears website still lists Babich as DC. So the Bears are looking to fill a position that technically isn't open??

    The Bears are run by people who are not at all professional in what they do.

    Fewell will have the willing to take orders from Lovie and input from Babich too. He has a real option with the Giants. I hope he decides to go there - imagine the embarrassment of the front runner telling the Bears "no thanks"! It will be McGinnis all over again.

    That's the only thing the McCaskey's understand - public ridicule.

    Someone asked me if the Bears take input from season ticket holders. I'm not aware of any formal way to do it, but to be honest I suspect they do. I suspect there is a McCaskey somewhere who reads emails of posts on the official site or even this one. They take it with a grain of salt - and yet all the stuff about the paqssion of the fans comes from much more than just attendence at SF. I think they have a pulse on the fact that the fans are upset. But they realize you have to care in order to be upset.

    After all, how many people care if the Bulls keep or fire Vinny Del Negro? The Bears don't want to get to that point.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Position is open, BillW. It's looking like Perry Fewell is going to be the guy. But either way, the only candidates being discussed are those in the Cover-2 tree.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Jeff..shouldn't we just call it the inbreeding tree.?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Urlacher... What I see from your thread is blinding... I hope all see this also.. I know we have discussed it over and over. This just proves to my that the Staff we have is incapable in working with talent.

    Incapable of bringing it here, seeing when we have it, adjusting when needed, and last but not least sending talent somewhere else to excel.

    This has been our M.O. from the McCaskey's on down.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Let's see what the Broncos do with Orton. They're not exactly ready to give him a ten year deal out there.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    The fans already want him gone. They've figured out he has no arm or accuracy on the long pass. And when MArshall is gone he hasn't got anyone to catch 20 bubble passes. Orton had NO distribution beyond Marshall and Stokley. Gaffney was invisible until the last two weeks. Orton was checking down from Primary receiver straight to the RB, avoiding everybody in between. Orton ended Scheffler in Denver. It will be interesting to see how he does with no big targets next year ...

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I crunched some numbers to see how much difference the skill of the QB really means. There is no really definite way to compare the 2 I know as other things have changed but this year comparing Orton and Cutler is about as close to a 1 to 1 comparison as you can get.

    09 GS cmp att pct yards avg td int sck rtg fmb team
    KO 15 336 541 62.1 3,802 7.0 21 12 29 86.8 4 8-8
    JC 16 336 555 60.5 3,666 6.6 27 26 35 76.8 9 7-9

    08 GS cmp att pct yards avg td int sck rtg fmb team
    KO 15 272 465 58.5 2,972 6.4 18 12 27 79.6 6 9-7
    JC 16 384 616 62.3 4,526 7.3 25 18 11 86.0 5 8-8

    Bears QB 1 year apart
    KO 15 272 465 58.5 2,972 6.4 18 12 27 79.6 6 9-7
    JC 16 336 555 60.5 3,666 6.6 27 26 35 76.8 9 7-9

    With advantages if anything in O-line and WR talent and playing in one and a half more games than Orton, Cutler did manage to throw for almost 700 more yards than Orton and for 9 more TDs, but he threw 90 more passes than Orton and gave up over twice as many picks and only threw one more TD than pick. Orton was sacked less and made way better decisions playing with John St. Clair at LT and hobbled for 5 games and he led the Bears to a winning record. The two most apparent differences on the Chicago side of this trade were the upgrade in accuracy and touch on the long ball but the very nasty downgrade in Red-Zone performance where Cutler leads all NFL QBs over the past two seasons in Red-Zone picks and has still yet to lead a team to a winning record since high school. The decision making ability and mechanics must improve if Chicago is truly going to get the franchise QB they thought they had.

    Broncos QB 1 year apart
    KO 15 336 541 62.1 3,802 7.0 21 12 29 86.8 4 8-8
    JC 16 384 616 62.3 4,526 7.3 25 18 11 86.0 5 8-8

    With a near carbon copy offense surrounding Orton but major differences in the Offensive coaches, I thought this would be a much different season for the Broncos, for the worse. However, KO managed the game until there was a comfort level and then actually started to look like an NFL QB. By season

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    It says the offense is now about Cutler.

  • we still need a QB Coach. He could at least be brought on as that.

  • In reply to BTiff:

    You're right B, was kinda thinking that myself.

  • In reply to BTiff:

    Who is Kaiser Sorse?

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Viva, Ditka was.

  • In reply to BTiff:

    Who is John Galt?

  • In reply to BTiff:

    I really want Bates as a QB Coach. I think if he were QB Coach he wouldn't get fired with the house-cleaning following the failed 2010 campaign...

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    interesting thought line on that Ghost... But if we just wiped the slate clean recently.....Wouldn't the new Coach do the same? I mean don't get me wrong this kid could be what the O has been searching for, but I am hoping when "Da Chin" comes in he has his own thoughts on the direction.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Mike Shanahan hasn't called the offensive plays in Denver for nine years.

    Admit it: That surprises you. It stunned me when I learned about it Saturday in Denver. He gave it up after the Broncos started 0-4 in 1999. Gary Kubiak held the responsibility the longest, before becoming Houston's coach in 2006. Now it's up to 32-year-old quarterback coach Jeremy Bates, who calls the plays into quarterback Jay Cutler's headset, with Shanahan having the option to overrule him. He rarely does. Shanahan might make a play call or trump Bates' call two or three times a game.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/peter_king/09/21/Week3/1.html

  • In reply to GSH1:

    GSH1...nice find!! Love it..I actually feeling better about this guy even more!!

  • In reply to GSH1:

    V........ Don't tell you want Martz as OC..do you? It's another FU@!$#!@ER from TAMPA or RAMS Shit they all SUCK!

    It's LDL and his CLUSTEF@!$#!$CK CLAN!!!
    STOP THE INBREEDING LOVIE!!!!!!!

  • In reply to GSH1:

    I don't mean to go on a rant !@$#!#@!#$!@ but haven't we allready changed the Bears Song to... Dueling Banjos from Deliverence!!!

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    i don't give a damn what anybody says: Dez Clark is one class guy. i hope he has a lot of pull in the locker room.

    (listen to the podcast also)

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=4802565

  • If the Bears have hired Martz it will only be for 1 year if the Bears don't perform next year. Kinda makes sense when you really think about it because whoever replaces Lovie will want to clean house anyway.

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