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Lovie Smith Dines With Nate Allen

Reports are out there that Lovie Smith shared breakfast (orders unknown) with South Florida's flying-up-the-draft-board safety Nate Allen.  The continued focus of the Bears organization on locating a top quality safety reveals at the very least that they've realized the mistake of 2009 and vowed not to line up for sixteen games with non-professional players at the position.  I still wonder if any of the safeties in this draft - outside of Eric Berry - are capable of making a serious impact on the field in 2010.  And for Lovie and Jerry, 2010 is all that matters.
My Reading of the Donovan McNabb Trade
Sam Farmer doesn't believe the McNabb trade makes any sense and that's because he is missing the point.  As a matter of fact, the only member of the media who I've seen approach the point is ESPN's Tedy Bruschi.  Andy Reid traded Donny inside the division because he WANTS to face him twice a year.  Why?  Because Donovan McNabb throws at people's ankles and has allowed pointed comments from Rush Limbaugh to derail his most valued asset: running with the football.  Nobody knows this player's weaknesses better than his longtime protector.  I'd be shocked if the Eagles didn't beat the Redskins both times this year.
Maybe I Should Let It Go But...
Here are Lovie's words to describe letting Alex Brown leave town:

"First off, it was really hard to let a player like Alex Brown go but it's a new year and we're going in a different direction," Smith said. "[It] allows us an opportunity to release a player like Alex because of what we feel about what Izzy can do, and not only Izzy Idonije but Mark Anderson. Mark Anderson did some good things [last season]. We've got some other young players, too. Henry Melton is coming back, Jarron Gilbert. So we have some other options but it still won't be the same without Alex being there."

Henry Melton?  Jarron Gilbert?  What the hell am I missing, exactly?  Is Lovie Smith really stating aloud that we let go of one of our most consistent defensive performers in decades to see what a guy who couldn't make the roster as a rookie and another guy whose major achievement is leaping out of a pool can do?  Is that even possible?  

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  • 1? Are you shitting me?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh and Henry Melton and Gilbert are practice squad garbage, nothing more. To have Lovie even utter their names in mock seriousness shows what a tool he is, and how easily he thinks he can dupe the press and the fans.

    Wake up Lovie.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh, yeah. I can see cutting Alex Brown based on the somewhat reduced inconsistency of Mark Anderson and the DYNAMIC contributions Melton & Gilbert.

    DUH!

    Lovie, it's customary to pass gas from the OTHER end of your body.

    We all know what Abe Lincoln would have to say about Mr. Smith's latest piece of....oratory.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jeff you forgot to mention that at breakfast Lovie was overheard saying that "Im 10-2 with french toast as my breakfast order"

  • In reply to Dmband:

    +1

    I'll have the hash.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    To smoke or eat?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jeff: When you release a player you have to do two things:

    1. Make released player feel as little animosity as possible.
    2. Make players that NEED to step up feel capable of doing so.

    That's all that statement was. No more. No less. Reading into it anymore is a waste of time. Unless you want to notice the lack of the word "good" preceding "option". They are OPTIONS, not necessarily good ones.

    Apparently they think Izzy can contribute at end. I'm inclined to believe them. Not because I have any faith in them, nay, only because Izzy is a fucking animal. I think he will do well stopping the run just like AB. And I think Anderson can come in on spot duty as well. I think he'll have a good year with Peppers playing opposite. Don't get me wrong, AB would have as well, but we now have money to spend on a safety and O-line.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Agreed 100%. I think Izzy and Anderson can put out just as much if not better production than Brown. I actually like Anderson Alot. He's a few fries short of a happy meal but the guy is quick off the line and with increased playing time he will get better. Have we even seen enough from Gilbert or Melton to pass judgment yet? I can answer that one...No! It's not even Training Camp yet guys. Lets see what happens in the draft and lets get these boys in camp. Now let's go get us a goddamn Saftey boys!!

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    I'd much rather see a vet back there at safety. Is Atogwe(sp?) out of the picture?

    I agree about McNabb, they know his flaws and will be able to exploit them twice a year. Andy's strategery will out wiegh Donnovan's grudge/spite.

    Lastly, Alex Brown will be missed. Enough said. There is no going back now. It is a joke that they try to give excuses or reasons for why they let him go with nothing in return. We would all be pissed if they just came out and said "We don't think he's worth the money", but we'd get over it a lot quicker/easier than trying to digest the notion that Izzerson or Gilton are the "new direction" we should be heading....

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    +1 Matty.

    With you 100% about getting a vet at safety. Even if we trade up I don't think we'll be able to draft the experience and leadership we need desperately at FS right now. Maybe is the rest of our DBs were 1st class (Jets anyone?), but they are far from that... so sticking a mid to low 2nd round greenie back there is not going to pan out well in my mind. Alfalfa was decent for his first year at SS, but he's no Ed Reed.

    We need to pick up vets at both FS and ROG.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Trading up allows us to sign a FS without the huge price tag a player like Atogwe will have. Atogwe is better than what we have but he is not the answer. Rolle and him aren't even in the same class.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I don't know much about either of the two...but wasn't Rolle underachieving in AZ? He sounded like a failed experiment (to date) with a lot of upside. Atogwe's numbers look pretty solid. INT's weren't really up there last year but 74 tackles ain't too bad...plus he's got that crazy fuckin' look in his eye...

    http://search.espn.go.com/atogwe/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I think its rather telling how Seifert wraps up his comments on the Bears. JA's moves will either work or someone else will have to clean up the mess. I'm hoping for the former but am preparing myself in case it turns out to be the latter part of his statement.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/11371/draft-watch-nfc-north-8

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac,

    Hope springs eternal mano, but we've already seen and know what JA and Lovie bring to this show.

    The players might actually be able to rise above next year, maybe finally get some lucky breaks with injuries and have a couple close games finally go our way, but I just can't get over the fact that those two idiots are so incredibly inept. I just always have this sinking feeling that they'll fuck it all up in the end somehow, no matter what. Draft a some 3rd and 4th round DBs and Olinemen and stick them in there right away thinking they

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Agree that Reid is convinced McNabb won't come back to bite him. No matter how much he loves the guy he isn't knowingly going to help a division rival.

    Still hoping the release of AB is tied to getting Atogwe. Otherwise, it stinks but it's over. Time to let it go.

    Speaking of letting it go, why do so many of you get excited over Lovie's comments? He hasn't uttered anything meaningful to the media since day 1. I get that it frustrates you but ...

    Pigfoot and a bottle of beer. (For all you non-Blues fans, that's the title of a great old song).

    If there's no pigs feet then sushi, sake and sex.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Nice combo Canada.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My wife and I kid about the 3 S's all the time. Gotta love alliteration. In my cruder days I'd prefer pizza, pepsi and pussy. I'm much more mature now!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Much more Canada.

    Hahahahaha...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Bong Hits, Beer and Babes!! Or you can Mix & Match, The Old 3's, ha,ha!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    Eleven months ago I went cycling with a gal in the Florida Keys. We talked about the 's' things, with one cheat in spelling but okay but sound. It was
    cycling, sun, sand, surf, and sex

    I do miss that woman.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    In Ireland, the three Ss come before a night out ... it's a shite, a shower and a shave ...

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    WTF????? I'm gone from the blog for a short time and your all watching Charlie the WTF-Unicorn!!! HOLY CRAP!!! What's in the water bong boys? I mean the voice's alone scare the shit out of me.

    They remind me of how Limp Dick Lovie speaks to his players. Hey wait...maybe LDL went to the Candy Mountain aka Halas Hall and had his Balls removed and a lobotomy at the same time. Ginny bring them up off the self.

    Well back to the blogfathers thread:

    1. We need impact not an implant player!

    2. Let's just wait and see.

    3. AB leaving a loser coach who could'nt coach his way out of a paper bag and a coach who has a ring and gets it. LDL YOU SUCK!

    3A. IZZY, MELTON & GILBERT... boys one thing comes to mind for me "SHELL GAME"

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    I'd be very, very surprised if Atogwe is let go by the Rams, Matt. They need a safety badly too ... then again, they have an expensive first pick ...

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Willie-

    We're still talking about breakfast right?

    Jk...

  • In reply to Dmband:

    I'll have a bong and a blintz!

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Pipe and a pancake?

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    BTW, sweet... and frightening new avatar. 50 points.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    +100. Eggs benedict w/ bacon instead of canadian ham and 3 shots of absinthe.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Fucking Crown... taking it to the next level baby!

    I still have my bottle of Absinthe I brought back from Prague. I need to crack that shit open one of these nights, thanks for reminding me.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That stuff is dangerous MB. The last time I drank da shit I was in the Czech land. My boy and I ended up hanging at some local girls flat drinking the wormwood. The girls refused to drink it with us and chose to drink wine instead. This sign did not register with us. We both woke up at their place without our shirts and hot red wax on our chests. Neither of us remembered any of it. I think they did some Harry Potter sourcery shit on us. I hope and imagine that they pleasured me while I was sleeping, but I'll never know. My friend is still very disturbed by what happened.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    If you wake up from a blackout and you're relatively healthy and not in jail, it's all good. There's a reason I haven't had a drink in 16 years!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Hey, at least you woke up with all of your vital organs! Right?.....Right?

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5im0Ssyyus

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    ssshhhhuuuuuunnnnnn--aaaaa

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Good afternoon, we actually have a new thread, Yeah! Thanks Jeff. I agree we shouldnt jump to conclusions on Gilbert & Melton just yet. Just like any player they need reps and time on the field or they cant show us anything. Which is one reason the hard decision to release Brown cane about. The Bears had to take reps from someone to see what these guys can actually do. I am not a fan of Brown being released, for the record, especially for nothing! I have had a chance to see more of Anderson, who did do better under Rod last year, but not a starter to me. I did see flashes of Idonije which impressed me in his limited opportunities. Plus he was swiched around too much & had to adjust his weight every other year. He has a freakish body and could end up being a compliment with Peppers here. But he does need reps and time on the field to find out. I hope for the best, we shall see. To be honest though, I am Not worried about the D-Line right now, that is hardly a priority now. But Safety & an O-Guard are priorities right now!!

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Mike, that is both brilliant, annoying, and frightening all at the same magical time!

    500 points!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    both=3. damn.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It might be my favorite thing ever put onto the internet. There are some other follow-ups but none made me laugh as much as the original.

    There is a dude that comes down to my coffee house named charlie and he's like 129 years old and we all call him "Charlie" in a really high-pitched voice. It's funny because he has no idea and still smiles a big shit grin anyway. The small things in life make me not give a flying fuck about Alex Brown's departure. Truly.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Alex Who ?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know that we've all moved on, but this might help you ease into the 21st century BF.

    All the right technology packed into state of the art... wood. For that down home, 70's style with all the bells and whistles!

    http://www.versaudio.com/index.php

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks MB, but that doesnt work for me. I would rather just have a good cell phone with good service and Reliable connections! Just a simplified good phone, that is easy to use. I can do any computer at home, where I am most the time, because of my disability anyway. I dont like the wood either, I am not in the hippy stage much anymore.

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    I'm not going to use the hackneyed quote, but let's just say... stop resisting BF. Here you go: http://www.jitterbug.com/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB: Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha. That was Hilarious, Thanks. Jitterbug? Wow, I am not that quite over the hill yet, ha,ha!! Thanks for trying, but I Will Manage. Although Jitterbug is probably, not far away, ha,ha!!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    Jebus... Christo...

    I can't stop going back to watch Charlie the fucking unicorn get jacked for his unicorn kidney! Damn you Mike! That candy song is friggin infectious too. I've sent it to everyone I know by now.

    50 Million views can't be wrong.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..place the unicorn down and step back from the table!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You're welcome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Incidentally, what the hell is the meaning of LDL? I missed a few months and apparently missed out.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    mikebdot..LDL... LIMP DICK LOVIE..every time he goes to the podium he reminds of a LIMP DICK in a whorehouse all the action around him and he has no emotion.. LDL

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Limp Dick Lovie. I believe that Lobo himself coined it.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Nice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    See Mr. Happy Face in the related links ?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    One out of three ain't bad I guess: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/?eref=sinav

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Weird and wonderful. Thanks Mike :o)

    Charlieeeeeee !

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Matt you are so right about waking up with your Organs in tact. I remember years ago when that was going on, I made a trip to Vegas by myself for a few days. Some chick slipped me something in my room, and I woke up the next morning and she cleaned me out. I didnt care about the money, I was glad to be intact and healthy. Well, other than a massive Hangeover! Vegas can be a dangerous place, if you arent careful.

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    BF, was this "some chick" a... uhhh... hmmm

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Could we sign Jevon Walker with a money back guarantee? jk

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    i'd pay league minimum for him. Not a bad risk considering we were paying Rash over a million...yes, i said it, a million dollars for Rashied Davis.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I would let the Bears shoot me out of a cannon on Special Teams for 1 million dollars.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I bet lovie would try that if you offered. Send his dumb ass an email Joe.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Can he read ?

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Shit I'd let them shoot me out of a cannon at halftime for a PSL behind Da Bears Bench!

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Damn Skippy!

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    At least the Bears aren't interviewing TE's for a change...

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/CB-OwusuAnsah-visiting-Bears-today.html

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    "Every time we say it's a game you say it's a business. Every time we say it's a business you tell us it's a game. It can't be both ways!"

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Not sure who you are talking to Ghost. But Football is a game and a Business. Unfortunately they go hand in hand. You know about hand in hand, I would imagine, ha,ha.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    John Matsuzak, Coach ! - North Dallas Forty ! 4 minutes in ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGsL8Pey_l8

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Your crazier than me Matt. I dont think I could do the Human Cannonball!! If you get the chance, Good Luck,Man!!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I read a quote from Sharper saying a return to the Saints is a Big If. Then he rambled about knowing it is a business, but a return to the Saints is possible, but with the Big If? He said he is just rehabbing and looking over the teams that will suit him the best. I am hoping the Bears lack of movement on the position, is because they are waiting on Sharper. Sign Sharper for a few years, then draft a young guy to groom in the next few years behind him. Maybe I am crazy and dreaming here, I have done it many times before! As much emphasis as the Bears put on the F-Safety position this offseason, it is hard to believe they are just going to ignore it now! But they have dumbfounded me before.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    I went on the site advertising about drunks (seemed appropriate). Hope this makes you laugh.

    www.thecollegeman.com/humor/collegehumor/297-the-different-types-of-drunks

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    BAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Brilliant! 500 Points!

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Lovie's comments concerning AB is strictly circle the wagons self serving media speak. We all know why AB was let go.......$$$$$$$$$.

    That's OK, it really is considering the price tag on Peppers, CT, and Manu. We get it Lovie, but why can't you just be honest? Every player on the team is supposed to be a professional and you don't have to wipe Gilbert's or Melton's ass while insulting AB's talent at the same time in order to justify. If they were capable backup's then we would have heard their names called last year so please stop blowing wind up our rear ends and find us some capable guards and a FS that will compliment our defense. I will address the other two points next time I post. Thank you and have a nice day.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    So sad for the release of Alex Brown, I feel the pain. But I have done my Mourning, and it is time to move on. Time to look forward and HOPE for the best. It is hard to get too attached to players, because they come and go so much these days. McNabb is a good example or Favre! NO One is safe from a trade or release, not with the business end of Football. All I can do is hope we are moving forward and trying to improve! Do I believe it, Not Yet! Cutler & Peppers were huge strides forward, but you cant stop there, complete the job. We are fortunate to be in an uncapped year. There are resources available to front load a few more moves, during this uncapped year. Releasing Vasher & Brown, we freed up almost 8 mil. I assume Atogwe will cost 8 mil a year. The Bears could go the Sharper route and be able to get a Guard at the same time within that amount. The Bears have laid out 120 mil in contracts with over 50 mil guaranteed so far. I appreciate their efforts and know that is a shit load of money. But why spend all that to come up just short? Why not spend another 6-8 mil and fill the last few big holes you have left?? We do have a rare chance here with an uncapped year. Am I being selfish ? Hell Yeah! But me as well as all the other Bear fans, have been waiting along time for our huge market team to be competitive on a consistent basis!! BEAR DOWN! GO BEARS!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    +1

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    per the ESPN, Alex Brown signs a 2-yr deal w/ the Saints. hooray. GOD the management of this team blows ASS!!!!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Someone made the comment in a previous thread...he wasn't good enough for our Defense. But the champs see him as a good fit???

    I'm interested to see the terms...

    Scratch that, I don't fuckin care any more. I hope he goes to the pro bowl. Go get 'em Alex!!!

    Who dat say day don't need AB?!?

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Yup...the terms will tell alot.

    Bears=Assclowns

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    yep...i'm actually praying he goes to the pro bowl for the rest of his career. this may just be the nail in Lovie's coffin (and JA too...thank God)

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Saints need him more than we do, we got Pep, Izzy, ai'ight ? Couldn't we have use him in a trade for Sharper though ?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    AB signed a 2 year deal, 3 mil per.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    I just threw up in my mouth

  • In reply to Joseph:

    With the Saints.... wow

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    FQD, I agree. Brown got snatched right up didnt he? The Stupid Bears didnt get Shit for him either, so typical. But when you tell the league you are releasing a guy, you plan to try and trade, it shows some serious brain crampage. We as fans have witnessed this type of poor behavior for years though!!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    I'm waiting to see how this all pans out BF ... but my Desert Eagles are both locked and cocked ... the vibes are not good. Don't you know Angelo will draft a DT and a Div II corner-FS 'hybrid' experiment who we will be writing about for the next three years ...

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Have you got cameras in their training facility Jeff ? I don't know how people have opinions on Melton and Gilbert yet because we haven't seen squat yet from them. Izzy is a monster. Alex is gone baby gone and we've got way bigger problems than DL. We DO NOT want to be drafting a safety when rd 3 is our 1st pick. We want the best guard available thank you, and we'll draft our stud in round one next year ... if there is a god. Happily give that up for Marshall though ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    +100 great response, except trading a 1st rd pick for Marshall. No Way is he worth a 1st rd pick, thats why they havent been able to trade the highly touted receiver. He is in his last year of his contract and will also demand top receiver pay as well. It is an uncapped year, and I want all our draft picks next year(for a change). The Bears just need to spend the cash to fill the vital needs in F-Safety & Guard in free agency! But then, what do I know? I am just a fan, with wishful thinking.

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    I agree he'll probably go for a second round BF - I mean no one has given up their first, which kinda amazes me given what a weapon he is. I don't care what his YAC is. I don't know. But every time he makes a catch he seems to get that ball further downfield as opposed to the Greg Olsen catch-and-fall routine. I really hope Olsen gets his shit together this year ...

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Oh no, not Hester's arse again ...

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Wake and bake... Just like Santonio Holmes does it.

    Oh Mary, how I miss thee.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    When you release a player, you have to not do one thing:

    1. Tell the entire NFL before you release the player that if we can't trade him, we are going to release him. That really boosts the value of the player ha?

    Last note on AB. Stupid move performance wise and from a business context. He was undoubtedly the best option at end opposite Peppers we had. The difference between the money owed to the combo of Izzy and Anderson compared to AB is chump change, especially in an uncapped year. I would have taken AB over the combo. I don't understand why some fans act like the Bears accountant. I'm happy everytime that old lady opens her checkbook up for the betterment of the team.
    I'm a big Izzy fan. I just don't know he has the raw quickness to get pressure. We will see. The Bears have messed with him too much by asking to gain weight then drop weight, move him from tackle to end, etc. Anderson obvioulsy has the speed, but needs to harness that and hone his skills.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    I disagree 100% with the notion that $5MM is chump change in an uncapped year. The team still has a budget. They can't spend like drunken sailors just because there is no cap. Of course we would all LOVE if we just signed every high price person out on the market, but they are NOT going to do this. So, I'd rather they save somewhere to attempt to get better where we need to get better, OL and DB.

    Item #1 is goofy to even think about. Putting a player on the trading bloc is a de facto statement about their worth. You think other team's general managers don't know that releasing a player is always an option? I'm tired of reading that asinine drivel.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Of course releasing a player is always an option, but a player looks less attractive to other GMs if they're told ahead of time that he will be released if he can't be traded. It creates the appearance that the player is past his prime or can no longer contribute. This is likely the reason why we couldn't even get Sims in return from Seattle.

    Can you think of another time in NFL history when a team stated while looking for suitors for a player that if they cannot trade him, he'll be released? I can't.

    Putting a player on the trading block can also be a statement about a team's needs rather than a player's true worth. Some teams will over pay for a guy because they have not had a good player at that position for many years. While other players will be undervalued by teams that are already strong at that player's position.

    Thank jebus we have fans that double check the Bears brass numbers to make sure we don't over spend and break the bank.

  • everyone was too burned out from the 757 comments on the last post to jump on the #1 here.

  • I am glad we are not seriously considering going into the season with AntiPlank Weapon Steltz and Bullocks back there. Or Payne. Or Alfalfa. That would be a nightmare, or a Bernard Berrian and Aaron Rodgers wet dream - depending on how you look at it.

    We need a FS, and a OG. Period. That's what we focus on in the draft, and let's get Olsen all spiffy in his Easter suit and those goldilocks combed so we can use him + our 3rd rounder to get back a high 2nd rounder.

  • Yes, fuck me and my not giving a shit about a consistently underperformer that would be paid $5MM, apparently $2MM too much! You don't just let a guy finish his career if he is not worth the money. That is the $5MM question nobody gives a shit to ask. Was he worth the money this year? I'm tired of seasons past. Shit, we might as well have kept Jason McKie since he was so fucking consistently shitty.

    But Charlie the unicorn should indeed make up for my shortcomings. youtube is the most ridiculous waster of time ever created. That and modern warfare 2.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Youtube is genius, The hits speak for themselves - your own TV channel if you want - brilliant !

  • Doc..not you too!!!??

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Lobo! Where the hell have you been man?

    Welcome back little buddy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..Went to Candy Mountain and could not find my way back...

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Ha! More Charlie for you below Lobo

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    CTA-

    Thats fucking hilarious...I'll take that 200 pts...although I dont think anyone of us has a shot in the world my man...

    No doubt about it...she's hot.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I am now a Charlie fan Lobo. Lobooo. Lobooooooooo!!

  • The charlie thing.

    It's a rip on that stupid Limey series, makes me do a #16 LOL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeEy9GDluU8

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP, you're raining on my unicorn party man.

    In my personal estimation, take that for what it's worth, charlie the unicorn and his missing kidney IS the reason the interweb was created.

  • Hey guess what?..I think Charlie didn't just loose his kidney...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZtyvlzVm7Y

  • Well, wasn't really trying to "compare" him to Jason McKie but saying he is a consistent performer is overstating his case in my opinion. He consistently put up mediocre numbers. Year after year. That doesn't mean his 31 year old ass needs to get 10MM over next years.

    And I like that I got -10 points.

    Is anyone actually keeping score?

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Mentally Mike, mentally.

  • Thin veil Doc, thin veil.

    In a nutshell, it wasn't work. I wasn't born in this country and have a lot of relatives around the world. Traditionally, European families tend to travel more and instill more travel-lust in their children than American families (I

  • now Izzy isn't getting a fair shake though all of this. dude was making plays last year (on D & ST); the anger needs to be toward Lovie & JA, not on the players. Izzy, Melton (IR award winner), and Pool Boy can only play the game....it's not their fault the coach & front office are fuckin' clusterfucks. aim the anger to the suits, not the players.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    FQ..my anger is always toward JA & LDL and Bears Management and always will be.. I just have a hard time understanding the coaching ideals..I mean this Charlie Video is scary but makes me wonder if Halas Hall is Candy Mountain and they FU@!$#K up these athletes miinds into beleiveing something they are not (HECKYL/JEKYL) Experiment..now the TE... I do not name is our HB..... WTF!!???

    AB will do well in NO because he doesn't have the stupid ass mind cuss of a coach.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    +1

    Can someone tell how Izzy pissed on their chips exactly ? I've only ever seen him do good to great things .... all these Alex posts seem a little inebriated if you know what I mean. We have Julius Peppers man ! And Tommie should be healthy and awesome. Right Tommie ? Plus he'll have the 8lb Jebus on his side ... that's got to be worth some career games.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    on his dashboard Irish, on his dashboard.

  • Alex Brown Average Stats

    (He started every game almost every year, btw)

    46 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 5 PD, 2 FF

    Who cares if he was a locker room leader, our defense hasn't been very good the past few years and we can use his money elsewhere.

    I would put money down that the combination of ends opposite Peppers will put up better numbers than what Alex averages.

    Nice guy, great locker room presence...but we need production on the field. That's the final matter.

  • In reply to Sutor:

    The question is not if the "Combo" (as they shall be collectively known as from here on out) will put up better numbers opposite Peppers than AB has put up in the past... It is whether the "Combo" would put up better numbers than AB would have opposite Peppers.

    For those who think that the "Combo" will do better than AB, you're foolish. Brown, in my opinion, would have had a Pro Bowl year with Peppers on the other side. Izzy, I love ya buddy, but we're more looking for you to just NOT screw the pooch. Pro Bowl type year, it won't be. Marky Mark... you, my friend, need to get your shite together.

    Another question, as DM referred to below, is who in the hell has any sort of business sense on this damn team? "I have something I want to trade, but if no one wants to trade me for it... Then I'll just leave it out on the front lawn." - Way to bargain.

    Don't go to Mexico JA... You'd probably blow $50k on a Folex. Wait.. on second thought... go to Mexico. Maybe you can get beheaded.

    XOXO

    Willie

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    +1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Solid Willie!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    I know one thing Willie. If Angelo was a Poker player, he would be Broke & living in a cardboard box!!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    He'd be Wayans playing the homeless guy in 'In living color' ...

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=in+living+colour+homeless&aq=f

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    I really did like Ogunleye & especially Brown. But I have to admit that we just have not had a good pass rush for too long. A position that has to be a strength in this defense. Along with F-Safety(hint,hint). One thing I do know for sure, is that Peppers will be a huge addition for us up front. I havent been too impressed with Anderson, but he didnt play much either? I do like the thought of Idonije making a difference. He has impressed me at times, the ability seems to be there, especially at end. But he has been bounced around, used sparingly and had to fluctuate his weight between 35 lbs per playing inside to outside? I like his potential, but then again, I am looking for positives to stay upbeat.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    I agree that our pass rush has been unnacceptable. But you don't let someone go unless you can upgrade the position and you should probably get the upgrade first. You know, just in case you blow it. Then you at least still have the decent guy instead of maybe being stuck with a crappy guy. Decent>Crappy.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Hey Z, I agree. But we did pick up Peppers, who is going to be like adding two good players to the line. Whoever replaces Brown will have a chance to have a big year. Tommie Harris and Peppers will require double teams, most of the time. I loved Alex Brown just like Mike Brown, but we have no choice but to move on! I feel better about Izzy, then I do about Anderson. Izzy does have that freakish build and play making ability. I dont have the answers, I am just trying to look ahead, cause I have no choice, it is, what it is! Take Care. BEAR DOWN!!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Bears weren't mentioned in this article.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/08/looking-for-possible-darren-sharper-suitors/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hey Trac, I found it odd as well the Bears werent mentioned here. But it seems the media does Not like to feature or praise the Bears unless it is necessary. I do know I heard there was mutual interest between Sharper & Da Bears. I find it interesting the Bears have done nothing so far, while Sharper is rehabbing. His agent did say they had interviews lined up before Sharper had his knee cleaned out, but they didnt say who. Could the Bears be one of the suitors. He doesnt sound committed to the Saints right now. I actually think he feels disrespected and thats why he says it is a big if, if he resigns with the Saints. Yeah, wishful thinking, huh. I have been through this hundreds of times over the years, hoping to get the right guy, but too many times I am left disappointed! I was hoping we would get Sharper last year, but it didnt happen, even though he only got 1.6 mil for a year?? Sharper knows our defense and played a version of it in Minn. Atogwe is my Christmas wish, but I am sure they wont do it, it makes too much sense!!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    I don't think the Bears are looking for a short-term retread before doing the smart thing and getting the best safety in the draft next year (we'll have a good pick) - they'll draft a pooch this year, waste years in finding out he sucks.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    We all love Alex Brown and wish him the best.. now lets move on. The Bears should not trade up for just one person when we have multiple needs. I don't think we are going to get anyone for offense. The Bears think they are set there and I can't believe that. The Bears need a guard, safety, and a younger d-line.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Hey 85 I agree, we have no choice but to move forward, we will all miss Alex as well as Mike Brown & others, they will come & go unfortunately. If the Bears can acquire more picks great, but if not, no more giving up draft picks. I want to go into next year, with our full compliment of draft picks. If we can make a trade that doesnt kill us to get a draft pick or two fine, but no more giving away our picks. I was O.K with Cutler, but now we need to inject youth as well from the draft and we need decent picks to do that. The Bears have their opportunity this year, it is un-capped! This is the offseason to add the missing pieces, front load them and save your future draft picks!! GO BEARS!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    If we could make our O-line younger that would be great too.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I agree 85, we do have a pretty young offense, but we need more youth on the O-Line for sure. We need a dominant L-Guard for sure. I would also love a Big, Badass Center, to replace the aging Kreutz. I dont see Beekman as a very good replacement for Kreutz, just sayin!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Santonio Holmes looking to leave Pittsburgh for a "bigger market". I love a stoner as much as the next guy (yeah, this means you Ricky Williams)... Granted we have more pressing needs - I say pick up SOMEBODY for Cutty to toss the ball to.

    We are "all set" at receiver.

    And no... I will not give up on getting rid of both Hester and Olsen in favor of something better.

    Break the bank Ginny. Win one before you croak.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    There will be no talk of getting rid of Devin Hester. Grrrr!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Willy, I'm all for stoners, man, just not at my wide receiver position. And Holmes is another fucking midget.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    5'11" 190

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    FIX: We are NOT "all set" at receiver.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Agreed: But we are also not set at Guard/Center,Safety & Cornerback either!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    Center. We could be talking about Center a *lot* in the first weeks of the season ...

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    +1 brother. We need to grow a pair and get Marshall before someone else does ...

  • In reply to Sutor:

    Exactly what that guy said above me.

    Seriously, why not say that DE is a position of strength now with Izzy being able to play there as well and for the right price you may be tempted to part with one of them that is not named Peppers (and it really should be Ghost Peppers, did you see that guy freak out in that video and we want QB's being haunted by him and waking up at night thinking they see Ghost Peppers running around their house). Anyways.

    Then you can see what offers you get and turn down the ones you don't like without tipping what player you are even talking about. And the words release should never come out of your mouth until it is already done. Period. You don't go all in before you even get your hole cards man. Strategeery. Damn if this was a league where we were competing for something we would not win it, oh wait.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    We've gone round and round with this trying to read between the lines, struggling to read the invisible ink, straining to see the strateegery in how JA/LS handled AB (and other similar maneuvers)... we ask, "there HAS to be a reason for doing things the way they did right? we made this obviously bad move as a way to backwards engineer a really shrewd move that will net us a bad ass vet FS and/or Guard that we don't even know about right? They have to have thought this all through 3 steps ahead and are just waiting to make it all work and make sense in the end, right? RIGHT?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that's the fact jack

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ok, I really didn

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    An awful pun. A punny fun indeed.

    Non-ripe bananas give me terrible gas.

    *belililililip*

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't think you can just outright say they're bad at negotiating as they are almost always the first teams to sign their picks and the first to reward their own. Players know this and that's why they're willing to stay here. It's why AB must have thought they'd just continue to play him. They paid Briggs, Vasher, Tillman, Urlacher, Harris, even Idonije signed an extension as a back-up. They pay the players they want. Apparently they're not 100% accurate in their evaluation of talent. They obviously thought Alex Brown was worth a few million dollars, not $5MM. Turns out they were right. The fact they couldn't get a draft pick for him shouldn't say anything about their ability to get a draft pick for him, but about the other teams in the league willing to take the chance to get him after he was waived and not have to give up a pick.

    I actually believe it was AB's decision to leave and told the Bears to let him. Those are the sorts of discussions that happen behind the scenes nobody cares about. Things are leaked to the media for a reason. General managers can't possibly be that retarded. Though, apparently we're pretty well set at O-line!

    Keeping hope alive garza and kreutz's heads fall off. They're getting old. (like petey the bird in dumb and dumber?)

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Mike, I get it... but like I've said before, personally I'm just out of sunshine and giggles for these guys. I used to keep telling myself the same things you mention above, "there HAS to be a smart reason, or a 'behind the scenes' reason for doing something that on the surface looks so moronic... but that shit never ever comes to light. What does is that Lovie makes terrible decisions in games, and JA makes terrible decisions in management. Yeah, they pull the trigger fast and spend money like it

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Incidentally, my default position is usually the devil's advocate position, so since there is so much goddamn negativity all the time I have no choice but to be an optimistic dude. This includes pretty much everything else in life as well.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    100 points

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    This was a comment on an article on the NFC North blog on ESPN's site. Usually the commenters on that site are a bunch of homers/haters that post nonsense and trash talk. This one is pretty astute.

    "One of the biggest problems with the place Chicago finds itself in is that they should be rebuilding. However nostalgic we may feel for Ogunleye, Brown, Clark and Vasher, the team has not been good for a few years now. They need to cut off the expensive pieces that clearly are not taking them anywhere.

    The problem is that management is only going half way. It is not that the above 4 were/are a problem for the team (Vasher was a liability, the other were all perfectly good players last year), it is that they were part of a team that could nto and did not win. In a perfect world the Bears would currently be trading off players like Urlacher, Kreutz and Harris for picks and using those picks to build a younger roster. But the GM and head coach are working for their jobs this season, so they don't have the luxury of doing what just about everyone knows they should be doing.

    If the Bears do not win this year, and I don't find it particularly likely that they will, all of those pieces will become older, be seen as centerpieces on a perpetually losing team, and cost just as much. This could likely make them, like Brown, effectively untradeable in just a year. Unfortunately the decisions of ownership to put the management and coaching staff in limbo instead of just firing them and moving on has created what will likely be a wasted year that could otherwise have been a first step in building a team that actually fit the direction that they chose when they traded for Cutler."

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Damn

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Well that's enough reality for me for one night. Let's see what old Charlie is up to in Episode 3.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaCCkfjPm0o

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    +1

    Fucking sleighs me man.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    BOOM!

    And there it is... in all its prickly ugliness... and abject truth.

    Good find Canada.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Trade Urlacher ? Who plays MLB for us then Canada ? Hunter fkn Hillenmeyer ? No. Jamar Williams is too small, ditto Roach, ditto anyone. We can't replace Urlacher. Ditto Harris. Think anyone's giving up a first for Urlacher ? Well, Al Davis I guess ....

    Someone put their hand up and say Tommie Harris is finished beyond a shadow of a doubt. Can you do it ? How old is he ? And then we'll come back to that in November when he and Pep have made Izzy look like Lawrence Taylor.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Man, what happens when Tommie turns it around ? Bears can't get injured it seems, and when they do, we flame them. e know the score. Injured players have to play, because if you don't you're not *tough*. It's BS but it's the game. Let's all say a prayer or whatever for Tommie to come back to 90% and give Pep and the rest a boost. Tommie is the key to the DL, not AB. If he's back, we're good. This needs to be his last chance though.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    That's the unpleasantness of rebuilding. I always hope we'll rebound from a bad year. At this point it seems unlikely. I'm not ripping on guys for being injured. It happens. Harris has been a headcase for the last 3 years. When a players coach like Lovie sits you down for a game, knowing full well it will hurt the club, somebody has REALLY fucked up. Do I hope he reverts back to his first couple of years? Of course. Is it likely? No. Have you seen any evidence that Tommie has a non-stop motor? I haven't.

    3 years ago #54 had a good season. 2 years ago he had a mediocre season. Last year, out for 15.5 games. Do I hope he returns to his early career form? Of course. Is is likely? No.

    Olin has been going downhill for years. I love the guy but he's not an elite center at this point in his career. Do you see him bouncing back this year? I don't.

    We overpay for core guys and when they go downhill we have to release them because nobody will pay their salaries. At least we woke up with Wale and didn't overpay him. Again, I like Wale and wish him the best but he was overpaid.

    It totally sucks when some of our best players go downhill. The good teams move on and replace them on the fly. We hang onto them. Most of us don't bitch too much because we know JA is unlikely to find a decent replacement. Mike Brown is exhibit A. Nobody loved MB more than me but it was time to go. We're still pissed because JA can't find s suitable replacement. If MB had been replaced by a kick-ass FS all of us would be feeling great about the Bears and nostalgic about MB. Because JA sucks so bad many of us want him back.

    Oh well. Go Bears!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Excellent analysis and explanation Canada. I was writing some very similar things... I think I like yours more so I'll just shut the fuck up.

    100 points... and a unicorn kidney

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    It's finding a top MLB that concerns me more than any other position. Game one last year was so depressing in so many ways.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, think about it a little. Briggs at MLB, Jamar at WLB and Roach/Pisa at SLB. If you want to keep Briggs at WLB put Roach in at MLB. It wouldn't be as good as a healthy #54 but ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Butter is soft. In the head.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    very well said

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    It's better to be unhappy with a happy wife than happy with an unhappy wife. True ism's of life.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Happy with an unhappy wife and a happy girlfriend or is that why she is unhappy?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Pretty cool. You gotta read what was said about Butter(Harris) before the Bears drafted him. They nailed it and had him pegged.

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=6667

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    they nailed all of those guys. holy shit. i'm pretty impresses at the accuracy of that pre-draft report.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Interesting point they made on Anderson, about being late to diagnose and respond. You can't put in what God left out.

    Also, does anyone else think we have a roster full of slot receivers ? Shabba appears to be our only true outside receiver ...

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Just re-read the blog. Of course the Eagles will beat the Redskins twice this year - the Redskins suck.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    And Alex Brown was playing at 250lbs ? That's a linebacker (on normal teams, 235 if you're a Bear). If you ain't got the speed what's the point in being a 250lb end ? Lovie wants light, quick guys - I get that. But putting them on a boggy field when they're not even quick ? Meh.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    NEW:
    DE Julius Peppers
    RB Chester Taylor
    CB Jennings
    TE Manuemala

    GONE:
    DE Alex Brown
    DE Adewale Ogunleye
    TE Desmond Clark
    CB Nate Vasher

    ????

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Dude, is the Dezzy thing official, or are you just prosthelytizing? Man, our boy Roy is going to be pissed (as am I).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    great word MB...prosthelytizing...

    MB you remind me of Bodhi...the Bodhisattva

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny...

    "if you want the ultimate rush, you gotta be willing to pay the ultimate price"

    ...oh, did you meant this Bodhi: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/sculptures/manjushri__the_bodhisattva_of_wisdom_ed49.jpg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    People trusted you MB...they trusted you and they died

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Great movie.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    +1
    This is a first on a football blog, I have to look a word up. Nice one MB.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Sorry guys, didn't mean to inadvertently pull all of you into my nerdery.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    "Is it possible to be happy with an unhappy wife?"

    Doc, I don't think Lincoln said this, but I have found it to be true, nonetheless:

    "If momma ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy".

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Found this article on your link MB. Even if Bulger wanted to sign with the Bears, JA and LS would never let it happen. Bulger on the team would be one step closer to a Martz promotion and a LS firing in the middle of the season. If Bulger were to sign with the Bears it would be scary for too many reasons. I don't see any upside to the destruction it would have the potential to cause.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/article/2010-04-09/marc-bulger-could-bring-headaches-chicago-bears

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Good one Trac. Bulger wants to be a #1 anyway, not Jay's ball-bitch. I don't think it would ever happen for a lot of reasons... I'd still love to have him though.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Funny MB, Bulger doesnt want to be Jays ball Bihtch! Thats what he would be to. He could hand out gatorade on the sidelines to his teammates though. Bulger does want to start, but I think he is better off as a back up at this point in his career. He would fit right in as a backup cause he knows Martz's offense already, but I am sure he wont end up here.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Tikki Torch.

    Genius. Pure Genius.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Love Smith, explained?...
    http://www.uclick.com/client/spi/tm/

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    JA and LDL want to save their jobs, right?

    They have one year, right?

    1. Cash in next years #1 pick and grab Marshall
    2. Sign Atogwe on June 1st
    3. Draft OL/FS/CB
    4. Win the fucking Super Bowl

    Marshall + Atogwe + 2 Guards = Super Bowl...

    I love the Marshall Kool-Aid... So refreshing.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    1st: Why cash in the first when he is tendered at a second round ?

    2nd: That could happen but we would have to offer a lot of money to get Atogwe to come here because I'm sure the rams do not want to lose a player that is good on their team.

    3rd: That is what we should do in the draft.

    4th: Can be done but it won't come down to the offense, I promise you. It will be the defense. If our defense doesn't step up.. then we will be 3rd in our divison..again.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Sorry correction they wanted a first. I don't... why give up a another first..

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Olsen Defends himself via Twitter...

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/04/greg-olsen-wants-to-remain-a-bear.html

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Greg Olsen said something on his twitter account that makes a lot of sense. Antonio Gates and Manumanleuna had great carrers together in SD, I think Olsen and Manumanleuna will do the same.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Having too many options is never a bad thing.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    No offense 85 but Olsen is no Antonio Gates.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hey Trac.. I totally agree.

    Greg Olsen 6'5" 255lbs

    Antonio Gates 6'4" 260

    Are you sure.. ?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Its not the size of the package, its how you use it.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Damn.. another good point. Still, I feel pretty optimistic about this tight end duo.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I would not be surprised if G-Regry was involved in a draft day trade to move up to the 2nd round to grab that safety the lovester had pancakes with. I just don't see how we enter camp with Olsen, Clark, Mamalooka boo boo day and Kellen Davis. The only one we can get something in return for is Olsen.

    Gotta blow the wistle on Tikki, illegal douchbaggery. penalty is one kick in the harry boys.

    Henceforth, leaving a pregnent wife is known as a Tikki torch.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    As in, I knocked her ass up with quintuplets and then tikki torched her to the curb.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I would not be surprised if G-Regry was involved in a draft day trade to move up to the 2nd round to grab that safety the lovester had pancakes with. I just don't see how we enter camp with Olsen, Clark, Mamalooka boo boo day and Kellen Davis. The only one we can get something in return for is Olsen.

    Gotta blow the wistle on Tikki, illegal douchbaggery. penalty is one kick in the harry boys.

    Henceforth, leaving a pregnent wife is known as a Tikki torch.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    illegal douchbaggery on me...dreaded double post

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Sooner or later we are going to have to stop trading our top picks for non working band aids. Its time to flush the wound and start making good sound long-term football decisions. I don't want to have to wait 10 years for a winning season again. I'll take a medioce season this year if it means Cowher and a "Football" Team again instead of this ass bandage group of underachievers we have invested the last 3 years of our football lives on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmvnXKRfdb8&feature=related

    Here's what will happen to JA & LS. I can't wait.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    True. The problem is Ja and Ls are in it to win it. Thus, your going to have to suffer for them to keep their jobs.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hey Trac, I agree about not trading away our top picks. I want to go into next year with our full compliment of draft picks. Being that it is an uncapped year, the Bears can fill some holes without sacrificing anymore high draft picks. There are F-safeties available still in f-agency. We can get O-line help with our 3rd rd pick, plus center & cornerback as well. We can bring in some top youth in next years draft, when we have all our picks again. As long as the Bears get it handled, that is all I care about. There are more players yet to be released as well, so stay tuned!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    "Non working band aids" - Cutler? Worth. Every. Penny.

    Now let's get him something to work with.

    Do I have faith in Angelo's drafting? No. Do I think he can pick up someone of Marshall's caliber with ANY draft pick? No.

    Can we trade a likely wasted draft pick on a guy that has proven chemistry with our future? Yes. We used plenty of picks on Cutty - It would be foolish to not make it worth our while.

    I want Cowher, too. I want to win this year a helluva lot more.

    It seems like picking up a proven performer vs. letting Angelo take another chance on some douche seems to be a better formula for NOT making you wait 10 years for a winner.

    One 1st rounder vs. 1 star WR? With Angelo picking?

    I'll take Marshall in half a heartbeat.

    I'll say it again: Break the bank Ginny, and win one before you croak.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'm with you trac

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    DING, DING, DING!

    Scumbag alert!

    http://czabe.blogspot.com/

    Tiger Woods must be ECSTATIC about his story breaking.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Jebus. What a complete and utter scumbag. That's just jacked up... at least she'll get half (this seems to be one of the ONLY times I'd ever condone that concept btw... IF all the facts are on the table as stated).

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    that is really bad.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Oh, and Tiger's not off the hook Al, unfortunately for him, no one gives a shit about Tikki Barber.

    The guy was a giant douche way before this went down. Retire, talk smack about your teammates, then lose out on a ring the very next year

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Wait...is that a point break reference up there?

    Classic.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Duuuuuuude.

    He could've at LEAST waited until the kid was born? Jesus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah - is Dez in Limbo or what ?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Kreutz benches 600 lbs?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    In honor of opening day at the friendly confines on Monday. The sweetest voice in Chi. Real men don't sing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAXTbPCcGNM

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Wow

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Sounds like prison rape.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hahaaha. Maybe da coach was gooching a hammered girl from the bleachers in the box.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You know what that sounds like? Hopefully you dont know what it feels like, ha,ha.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Was it last year they signed all their picks first ? Coincidentally those picks all sucked except for Knox. So far. We signed our bag of turds first. Great.

    But good point Mike, maybe AB thought we had no chance of a ring with this bag of dicks running the show, and I agree with him if that's the case.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Doesn't Cliff Stein negotiate all the contracts and Angelo negotiates all the trades? I love Cliff Stein. He is a ninja. Angelo, not so much.

  • In reply to Sutor:

    +1 my friend, I am 'plus one' there. We need to move on now.

  • Sainthood for Alex Brown.

  • The Saints just improved thier chances of repeating by adding Brown. Good teams position themselves to make these kind of moves.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I certainly am not happy with the Saints getting better, by adding Alex Brown. I am happy for Alex though, he is a class act and deserves a good situation. He definitely was a true Bear, and will be missed! But I need to move on as well, and hope we can better ourselves. I dont see how yet, but hopefully the Stooges know what they are doing for a change? I did say hope, because they have done nothing to instill confidence in me to this point!!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    We'll pants the Saints like we always do BF. That's we roll bro ...

  • Briggs wants a Safety...what a cowinkydink

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/08/lance-briggs-i-still-think-we-need-a-safety/

  • Let me just clarify my stance on something.

    Im not overly upset at the loss of Alex Brown. Im still upset at the idea that a team would annouce they are going to either trade or release him. So as a result, the Saints are able to sit back, having a general idea of the market for a player like Brown and pay him 3 million per. INSTEAD, if the Bears announce they are looking to trade him, but will keep him unless someone presents a decent offer, this puts the pressure on the other teams looking to add a veteran DE. In business, this is called LEVERAGE. Keep in mind, you can still release him at anytime EVEN IF YOU DONT SAY YOU ARE GOING TO. You know...its like a secret.

    I dont know what fucking business world these people live in where this is an acceptable form of negotiating.

    Im sorry, its a fucking joke. And I dont give a shit who has a problem with that.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Not trying to defend them but we have no idea if they were trying to trade him since Peppers signed and could get no takers. Then they released the trade or release statement. Who knows? I'm pretty sure the GM's have a good handle on other team's payrolls and assign value to players that are up for trades. Obviously we were over paying AB. I wish we still had him. We over pay for Tommie (by a huge margin) and still hang on to him. Oh well.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    CB.. are you sure your talking about the "Three Stooges here"? TP-JA-LDL? again these guys couldn't find their arses if their hands were glued to it.
    Think about them in the office walking around like chickens pecking the floor with their hands glued to their arses.. How about that imagerey!!!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Z...here you buddy..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOUuKQlGdEs&feature=related

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I bet if you go back through the family tree, Lovie and W are distant cousins somewhere in there.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    DMB..right there with you.. I mean I understand about the whole AB..But what a stupid ass move on the Mangement or should I say "Just another Day at the Office" for these cluster cusses!!!

  • In reply to Dmband:

    I've been trying to figure the same thing out DMB and I'm with you 100%.

    Canada-The Bears first announced that they were in trade talks w/ the Hawks for Sims. After a couple days of negotiations and no agreement, the Bears announced if they cannot trade AB, he will be released. There went Sims or anyone else in exchange as the Hawks and any other team figured that they could possibly pick him up in the open market without having to get rid of anyone.

    I think people get stuck on sack stats for DE's way too much. AB had all the intangibles. He blocked passes with his huge paws, he stopped the run, he had the motor, he caused the pocket to move, he got his hands on QBs even if he wasn't given the sack. AB isn't over the hill either. He's 31 and Izzy is 30.

    I love Izzy and think he is a beast. I just wonder if he has the raw speed to get to the QB. AB wasn't the fastest guy, but he was quick off the snap. Playing tackle and DE are two different ball games and I just hope LDL hasn't moved him around too much.

    The AB situation just shows the incompetence of our higher ups. Another off-season example of this was getting rid of Bobby Depaul, a guy who was a established and respected talent evaluator for years. Then, the Bears said they were going to hire Jerry's butt buddy from Seattle Ruskell. Then they said they weren't going to hire Ruskell, but many insiders said Ruskell will have a role with the team before the season.

    These moves just show how minor league our brass is.

    DMB-200 points for the first person to boink Jenny Milk. I love me some eastern european. Polish sausage. 400 if she's married. What do ya say? Let's get to work.

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    I don't disagree with any of you. I'm just pointing out that none of us know exactly what goes on behind closed doors.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Agreed: It's always fun to speculate and just assume they're all morons (that's been the absolute truth in the past), but I would also like to believe we'll grow a goddamn brain at some point. Maybe when Virginia finally crokes. Certainly worked for the Hawks after dollar bill kicked the bucket. Though, it seems her son was the actual issue. Phillips has done a wonderful in my book.

    LDL (which is super awesome now that I finally asked the damn question I've been wondering about for a few months) sucks and I have always thought that from day 1, but at least he isn't dick fucking jauron! Seriously, to all of you that don't care to remember, I would take LDL anyday of the week over that piece of shit.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    ...wonderful *job* in my book...as if you couldn't figure that one out...

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Nothing against Jauron, I don't bash him because he is a stand up guy (just a crappy coach). At least Lovie has won a couple of playoff games. I was actually shocked when I saw Lovie's record in OT (4-1). I know that has more to do with having a great kicker than Lovie's awesome coaching but he deserves a little credit for it. For me the bottom of the barrel of Bear's coaches since Iron Mike was Wanny. That guy was totally worthless.

    Speaking of Virginia, I keep reading that the team will have to sell due to the amount of inheritance tax the McCaskey's will owe. I have no idea if this is true but it would be a welcome relief. I kind of doubt it because Rocky took over when Dollar Bill went to the big penalty box in the sky. I'm sure the Bears are worth more than the Hawks but still ...

    I have nothing but respect for Virginia so I can't wish anything bad on her but it would be great if the team changed hands.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    There are a lot of kids who will want to cash in when Ginny passes ...

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Lets get it right from the Bears fans mouths. What would you do with the draft picks we have, plus, say we can sign 2 free agents yet, that dont break the bank, say 8.5 mil tops for both free agents. I want Atogwe, but he takes the whole bankroll, and I dont see the Bears going there. It makes the most sense, but that is probably why it wont happen. Sharper might be had for 5 mil a year on a 2-3 year deal. Then we could also sign a Guard in free agency as well. Then in the draft we can focus on young players at Safety, O-Line, Cornerback Center. I do get confused, as we come out firing away, then we re-treat back into the shadows, instead of finishing the job!!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    1. G
    2. T
    3. WR
    4. CB
    5. G/C

    FS to come from FA. Draft stud in rd 1 next year.

    We don't have enough picks to even do a basic fix-up job. Angelo has been whiffing on high picks since he started here. You can't consistently whiff on your high picks - it's hugely expensive and there is a knock on effect into your future. I cringe when I hear it said that Angelo does well in the later rounds. They are not the rounds that you HAVE TO GET RIGHT !

    It's like saying "Hitler ? Yeah, but he built great roads didn't he...?"

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Wow, great analogy Irish.

    500 points.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, you make a good point about drafting a F-Safety next year when we have a 1st rd pick. Bring in Sharper for 2 years as a f-agent in the mean time. Without a pick till the 3rd rd, I dont see us getting a great safety of the future, unless we get lucky. In f-agency, Atogwe could step right in, and play for many years still, but the Bears have shown no interest in him?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    very funny

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    I hate to be Teased! It is bad enough with Women. But when the Bears do it as well, it is too much. For instance, I wont talk about the personal circumstances. But for our Bears to come out blazing in picking up 3 of the best players at their positions in F-Agency. But then they just STOP. They go into Hibernation I guess, instead of finishing the job, with a couple more positions that need an upgrade(uncapped year as well). Just a thought though!

  • In reply to ForeverBears:

    Wait and see BF. Allot of teams will cut after the draft. There will be a few players worth signing to help us out. I think the Bears are going to try to trade up and select a FS for the future. It makes sense. Pay now or pay later.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    No point in trading up unless we get Berry Trac, that's my $0.02. Draft our FS next year. temp fix like Sharper for now. And if we had a #1 pick that should go on Marshall and all receiver problem talk ends. For years. And we win superbowls 'n' shit ... we DO NOT have outside receivers apart from Shabba. Bennett is too slow to get separation and too short to get jump balls, Hester can't get jump balls, Knox tries hard, but ...

    A Colts cast-off is our only hope Obi-Wan.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +1

  • In reply to crowntheirass:

    Talking about Safety Nate Allen having dinner with Lovie, that may be a good move. Sharper was asked recently who he compares himself to in the draft and he said Nate Allen. He said he is athletic, a ball hawk and has good range & hands. Sharper said he will also bust you in the mouth! I agree that we do need to draft a young Saftey. But we need to sign a free agent F-Safety for a few years this offseason, and let the rookie learn from him for a year or so. The Bears silence is killing me though. I hope they know something we dont, because it doesnt look bright right now at F-Safety! Picking up a good Guard in free agency would be welcomed as well!

  • You're obviously still be in Vegas Murph...

  • Make sure you leave with the shirt on your back and your watch Murph.

  • Paris rules.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Love Paris, but like Provance more... and pretty much all of Spain. The French get a bad rap, well, at least a worse rap than they deserve. While they are cheese eating cowards, their food and drink rule supreme, their country is insanely beautiful, and they actually aren't mostly assholes. Amazing place. If you ever get a chance, check out St. Remy.

  • Word, Doc. Word.

  • BTW Doc, watched Moore's new flick 'Capitalism - a love story'. Fuck my life. They're sure trying to do exactly that to the rest of you. Similar shit is going down in Ireland now and the future generations are fucked while all the banks get bailed out. Insane.

  • I dream of a day when they sell up and some genius organizes the fans taking over. A share in the Bears. Problem solved. John Cusack. Jeremy Piven. Bill Murray. Whoever. Help us buy our team. Dream on, I know ...

  • If someone were to buy the bears and move the team I'm pretty sure that would be a far greater sign that the end times are near than allowing gays to marry.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Sinner! Repent!

    +1

  • Not in my house!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +100

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