DaBlog Interview: Brad Biggs

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  • I call first, just like Joe Willie Namath!

    http://www.hsx.com/security/view/NAMTH

  • Nice! Way to go Jeff! Keep 'em coming! Great shtuff!

  • Hey Jeff, not to be the guy to make corrections, but Cincy didnt really pass all over us, it was Benson who put on a show with 189 rushing yards. Palmer only threw for 233.

  • In reply to RealityCheck:

    "buuuut, I'm going to be the guy to make corrections..."

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    I had to bring that up just because it was piece of shit Benson..

  • In reply to RealityCheck:

    Jeff's interview contained a good of rage didn't it? At times he got into The Score caller territory.

    Blogfather, sir, you two should be chatting like old friends at this point. Hell, your as mainstream as he is these days. I bet DBB and the Trib have about equal readership. (don't let Brad read that).

    Blogfather's point was that Benson bowl was possibly as bad as the Chicago Bears vaunted defense has ever looked or played in 20 years.

    And, on that point, he'd be correct.

    His ancillary point was not enough has changed, and in that they both agreed. Even if they overpaid for Peppers, doesn't matter. The Butter and Pepper combo is our last best hope. I don't se Harrison and Anderson on the other side doing a great deal of collapsing.

    That, and the ugly reality that #54 is more mule than horse these days. I have no choice but to say that's going to play out ugly this season.

  • In reply to RealityCheck:

    Interesting interview. How about Dez next? Get the real poo poo on martz and the O.

    I found this today and it made me really sad and really angry at the same time: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/jeff_pearlman/05/28/ditka.loyalty/index.html?eref=sihp

    "When Mike Ditka coached he only cared about two things: the Bears and winning"

    Couple thoughts:
    * Man I miss guys like Mike... actually, there really aren't many. I miss Mike
    * Lane Kiffin has got to be one of the biggest fucking assholes ever born. Excuse the terrible word, but... what a cunt.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What a great great piece. All I got to say.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Kiffin is awesome

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Major Wright has been signed.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Maybe the Bears didn't want Wright to find out after Jeff's interview that he will be our starting FS and sandbag for a few more million.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Now THAT'S how you end an interview!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    For all of us who can

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    think

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Biggs is *so right* about Hester!!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    In what regards SC? I for one had misgivings moving him to WR fulltime when they did and I still do. Until the new regime pulls the Hester experiment, Devin will only continue to stunt the development of a solid WR corps. Just my humble opinion. I still think Hester would be better utilized in the return game and occasionally at WR here and there.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Biggs said something about had the Bears left Hester only as a return man, the fans would have carped and whined that team management did not at least *try* to get the balls in his hands more often. An inarguably true statement.

    My original post did not get that across at all - sorry.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    They also do this in Minnysooooota

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYqtMyaSs4U&feature=related

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    In Cheeseland they do this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG6qB1X9Y2k&feature=PlayList&p=F84DE2DB14F9620C&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=112

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nah, I've got to defend the cover 2 again. You can attack 'any' scheme, they all have their weaknesses. The whole world thought George Foreman was unbeatable - but Ali used influenza and ridiculously stretchy ring ropes to beat him. I still think it's the best scheme in a 4-3 setup once you've got the players to play it. Where we really frakked up last year was our personnel. We didn't get our rush on on the DL and we had basically a strong safety in Hattie Hillenmeyer playing out of his depth at Mike. He wasn't big enough to play up close and he was Lost in Space dropping back. We've got Lac back - who I think will surprise all those saying he's done, without anything to back it up. He wasn't right the year before, now he's had a year's rest - he'll be ready to go. Now we've got a (hopefully) healthy TH and one Mr. Julius Peppers on board. We've got a pretty good D-line gents, it has to be said. Anderson, Izzy and Pep will provide the speed we need, it's just a crying shame we gave up Jamar to get a guy that was about to be released. No way we get a repeat of last year's shambles on D. Injuries permitting.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Mmmmmm... not convinced, at all Irish.

    When you don't give your players any help at all by giving them a little hidden ninja scheme cover/creativity... you're not doing your job as a HC. Terrible

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cast your mind back to 2006. Colts/Bears in the big one, both running Cover 2. Just sayin ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Right. We won that game right? Oh...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Apart from the Colts, did any other team that made the playoffs last year run the cover who?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    ...And it's much easier to run a shitty D scheme when you have a good QB. We had Rex Grossman.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    " IrishSweetness said:

    Q: What's green, yellow and smells bad?
    A: Charles Martin.

    Thanks for reminding me that asshole is dead, Max.
    Posted on May 28, 2010 2:24 AM "

    Stay classy, chicago! Johnny 'Waffle' chicago would be so proud of a quote like the above from IrishDrunkenLoudMouthPussy. It adds so much to the blog & is filled with need-to-know information only found here at the da bear blog. I mean, it's not OK to post harmless jokes about the bears, but it's OK to degrade dead people & actually cheer on that they're dead. To think that I paid respect to Gaines Adams too("I can't believe there are people out there like this"), shame on me. I'm a Packer fan so I should have been happy & applauded that a bear passed away, right? No wonder the city of chicago is always towards the top of cities with the highest murder rates, majority of the city is filled with heartless scum bags like IrishDrunkenLoudMouthPussy & double standard douche bags like Johnny 'waffle' chicago.

    Keep on keeping on, ignorant bear sheep. I think this quote "Holy shit i've never felt more sorry for you" applies to certain posters here more than ever.

    ... Now back to the incompetent Al Bundy's on here who think they can run & coach NFL franchises better than the people who ACTUALLY run & coach them.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Max, why take these blogs seriously. 3/4 of us are just trying to have fun and the other 1/4 are incapable of it. We all give you a hard time because its the off season and you end up being the chum amidst the Sharks when you take the bait. Lighten up Francis.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

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  • In reply to MB30SD:

    censorship MB? help, help, I'm being repressed.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Guy adds fucking zero value here trac. Just a fucking annoying tool. zero. value. Max. Oh, and you're a whiny little bitch. Stop acting shocked that people are talking shit, you're a fucking packers fan on a bears blog talking smack.

    Moron.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, define value?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I think a punching bag has tremendous value to a boxer.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You know that, I know that, heck everyone knows that except Max it seems.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    We all have roles to play MB. Max plays the douche bag, you're the bad cop, I'm the good cop. And you're doing a damn fine Job MB.

    See how I did that?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I did Trac.

    Momentary loss of patience and an unscheduled outbusrt. Ok, back to being the censor. Bad cop is fun for the ol' ID though.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://img.moronail.net/img/4/3/5243.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I like GP. We have some big guns on the roster, lets just hope they're loaded for Bear this time.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What a shame Lendale White deteriorated this much. I had the guy on fantasy football 2 years ago and he was a stud.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5230369

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yes he was, ten/twelve T.D.s? Must be hitting the crack pipe pretty hard.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Read it and weep gents, raises some interesting points concerning our smurf CB's

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0530-pompei-bears-chicago--20100528,0,5223097.column

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yep, Pompei actually makes a fair point for a change. I don't know who our backup CBs are supposed to be able to cover either. It's a joke. Angelo again.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'll join in. Somehow Max equates a guy who dealt out the worst cheapshot I've seen in 50+ years of watching football as the same as a non-entity on our roster. Yes they both died, were football players and African-American. That's about all they had in common. Martin basically killed our Super Bowl chances for years with that cheapshot. Gaines Adams made about a half dozen tackles for the Bears. Period. Of course, Irish was over the top with his comment. That's what Irish does. I don't think anyone on this blog actually thinks Irish dances a jig every time he remembers Charles Martin is dead. Not many things make my ass more tired than people trying to play the victim and fish for sympathy. Max loves to play that role and then the flipside. The big, mean tough guy. Both are laughable.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    It was over the top, sorry guys (not you FudgePacker) I wanted to bait the baiter. I just hate seeing whole threads getting taken up with a troll. I also hate that a moron basically ended my favourite QBs career and any chances of another Bear Superbowl - we should have had two or three with that team. I haven't seen anything as disgusting as what happened to McMahon. It wasn't a 'late hit', it was a deliberate attempt to seriously injure/end a player's career. Charles Martin was a bum who should have gotten jail time for what he did. Gaines Adams was just a nice young man by all accounts.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Oh please... if you guys really did not love the trolls you would not feed them so copiously.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hey Jeff, nice job on the interview. Not sure what happened at the end. Thanks go out to Brad Biggs, also. He's the most knowledgeable and respected reporter on the Bears beat. I'm not sure who #2 would be but it's not even close.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    btw, totally tangential, but can we please have a moment of silence for one of the greats of our time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdWzxdhoyX4&feature=related

    and...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gVPxPdNLwA&feature=fvw

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/photos/2010/05/29/hopper_0007_t620.jpg?3ba288e077780dca5879b70fc3e0b2d025cf5799

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    While I admit to being a huge Bears fan, at times I ignore the obvious concerning our teams chances, so I have decided to explore the possibility of the Bears season imploding this year. Though I am no Einstein, I will try to apply an exercise he often used to disprove his own theories. In this same spirit I will examine and argue why this team cannot win this year.

    #1 Lovie Smith and a declining defense.

    Regardless or age, this defense has been getting progressively worse since the 06 Superbowl season. Yeah we've added Peppers and drafted a possible starter at FS but these factors are hardly enough to point to an improved defense. Injuries crippled our squad last year so right now the best thing this group of guys has going for them is their health but we all know that can change at some point in time during the season. The cover 2 has to have the right players on the field in order to work the way its designed to. The success of our defense will hinge on Urlacher and Peppers and a mystery FS yet to emerge.

    At best we can hope for a middle of the road defense this year and we will be lucky to be in position to win games by the time the 4th quarter comes around.

    #2 Mike Martz and the blind Sheik(Cuttler)

    If Jay Cutler doesn't protect the rock this year in the red zone it won't matter how great of a line coach Tice is. This year will rest squarely on Cutlers shoulders minus the offensive line that a quarterback needs to go to the probowl. This is not good. I see absolutely no personnel changes to our interior line to indicate Cutler won't be running for his life again.

    I'm sorry guys, I can't go on and I haven't even taken our competition into account yet. We are working strictly on hope to expect a winning season this year. I "hope" I'm wrong but the ESPN preseason power ranking with the Bears at #21 is starting to come into focus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Does anyone have a good sermon on hope?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hope ? Here it is Trac. I think we all need some. Let there be light ....

    Defense:

    I have a Homer-style belief that Tommie Harris - although not perhaps the Tommie of old - is telling the truth when he says he wasn't right last year and that he's back at 90% or whatever number comes close. Tommie found God, right?
    The Bible says, "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?" [Numbers 23:19] Wouldn't be laying a venial sin on your brethren would you Tommie?

    Julius Peppers? A Bear? Isn't he the best defensive end in football? Playing beside Tommie Harris you say? Throw in Marcus Harrison, Anthony Adams, an improved Mark Anderson and my man Izzy, and that spells bigtime pressure for any QB facing the Bears this season.

    I don't believe Urlacher's done. How could we know? Two seasons ago he was playing with an arthritic back/had neck problems, all boils down to the same thing. The man couldn't be expected to deliver when your core is messed up like that, it just can't be done. He played through it like the gladiators are expected to - probably shouldn't have, but the guy isn't short on pride or long on self-preservation. I think it's a blessing in disguise he went down in game one last year. The dude is 32, that's still a pretty vital age, it's a nice blend of experience and still being able to operate at a professional level. He's had a year to recuperate and settle his body from all those aches and pains and 'little' things, a year of rest for his back without large men hurling themselves into it. 260lbs of muscle waiting to unleash hell. I can't wait to see that. No coincidence that one of our worst defensive years ever was because we didn't have a Mike last year that deserved to wear the GSH on his jersey. Lac is back. If I was Favre I'd be worried, cos if Tommie and Jules miss, Urlacher won't.

    Oh yeah, he's got two guys called Lance Briggs and Pisa with him. Sure would be nice to have a stud like Jamar Williams in the wings instead of Hattie Hillenmeyer or Nick Roach, but like that philosopher Jagger said "You can't always get what you want..."

    Secondary : Hmm. The Bermuda Triangle of the Chicago Bears franchise. We have two cornerbacks worth talking about. I don't know much about Corey Graham, haven't seen the dude really. Needless to say if anyone punctures Tillman's other lung we are in deep shit ... and if anything happens to Zackary Bowman then we have effectively growth-retarded children covering the likes of Calvin Johnson.

    Safeties? We have 5 or 6 strong safeties and a rookie Free. Chris Harris back in Da House and where are we putting him ? Yup. So we'll be slotting one our Strong Safeties in at Free, instead of using CH where we need him and letting the other guys compete for SS. So be it. It's their Billion dollar organisation. Hope falters slightly there. But IF we can stay healthy on the DL and DBs then a reversal of fortunes can be expected on defense this year.

    Signing that would push us over the top : O.J. Atogwe. Available tomorrow.

    Offense:

    We were all in agreement we were short of help on the OL after last year's miserable efforts. I'm going to take the Homer pill and say we've got the guys to form a good line, but Lovie will probably screw the pooch where he screws it best - team selection. Shaeffer at LG makes no sense whatsoever. A serviceable player at best, the dude is not a guard, how is that not blatantly obvious to Lovie? Shaeffer's what, 6'7? He's closer to the defense and yet will be expected to deal with guys like Ndomukong Suh? What happens to the running game if he starts? He can't pull wide on counters and make multiple blocks the way Lance Louis is noted for doing. Asiata sounds like he'd be better at LG than Shaeffer also. Hopefully the Kevin-to-guard plan falls to pieces in training camp and Louis/Asiata shines and Kevin goes back to RT, or even Asiata or Louis gets the RT/LG spots and Shaeffer and Omelette both eat bench. Hopefully we see Beekman at Center and don't have to watch Kreutz let people blow by him all season based on sentiment. So our OL roster hasn't changed much, but their alignment has, and we've got a twelve million dollar man mountain of a TE in Manu who makes us instantly better and is basically an extra lineman. Play with this as your starting OL: Williams, Louis, Beekman, Garza, Asiata, Manu ... or Williams, Louis, Beekman, Asiata, Shaeffer, Manu. Bring in Kellen Davis in a Double TE set? That's a BIG, young line, with some animals on it. Oh, and you've got Kreutz and Garza for backups, not bad. Getting hard in the trouser region yet?

    Chester Taylor and a healthy Forte ... with Tofu man at FB? If they can't get a running game behind that lot then I'll apply for a British passport. Oh wait, there's that Jay Cutler dude as well. He can run apparently. In case we ever need to throw it downfield he's got two of the fastest guys in the NFL to throw it to, as well as our best receiver, Shabba. Also the not inconsiderable trio of Clarke, Olsen and Mr. Six foot seven to chuck it at. Allegedly his arm is the strongest in the NFL and he's smart with it. Throw it away four times a game and the HOF part of his career gets into full swing.

    Oops, Chester Taylor, Matt Forte and Tofu are pretty damn good at catching passes out of the backfield too.

    Signing that would put us over the top : Screwed up there. For a lousy 2nd round pick that Angelo would have flushed down the toilet anyway, we could have had one of the top three most explosive receivers in all of football. The Beast.

    How do you cover all of our receivers, TEs, running backs AND Jay Cutler? Answers on a postcard please.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Man. I got so hard I forgot about Mike Tice in Harry Hymen's seat & Mike Martz being in Wrong Turner's. No more Garret Wolfe up the middle on 3rd and 12 and proper protections.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Love the hope Irish. I'll take mine with a Guinness and a jameson.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    You Sir are a Lauriette of the highest order and it would be fitting for Bears fans all across this nation the read that post Irish. Well done sir, well done.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    For me, the best role Hopper ever had was Frank Booth in Blue Velvet. Totally nuts and scary as hell.

    Just a little piece of trivia; his dad was Paul Drake (the private investigator) on Perry Mason. Yeah, I'm old.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    YAWWWWWNNNN, Training camp just cant get here quick enough. I was in N.Y. for the week when they announced they got the Super Bowl. I wanted to puke listening to all that. July 30th HURRY UP!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's healthy to be realistic Trac.

    As you know, I've been saying all along that there were (are still?) 5 major things (of course a lot of minor things as well) that JA/LS/TP could have done in the offseason to get this team to reach playoff potential this year. Those were:

    1. Oline - Pick up FA/Draft at least 2 known entities at gaurd (yes, 2 of them) and possibly a tackle if one 'fell' to us somehow as well.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Mostly agree. A couple of parts of the injury equation you don't address is multiple injuries at one position or injuries to key personnel. Besides lack of depth this is also a huge problem. Part of that is due to JA always willing to draft players with injury histories. I blame JA more than Lovie for the lack of depth on the roster.

    Also, if we have another injury-plagued season I can see the McCheapsky's keeping JA/LS around to save money. Especially if there's any chance of an aborted season.

    I'm hoping JA/LS come to their senses and realize Chris Harris and Major Wright are not the second coming and Atogwe is signed as soon as June arrives.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's a tough one Doc. Lets examine that from the opposing teams point of view. If I'm playing the Bears I want to find out if I can exploit Anderson because I already know Peppers is the man. At least we now have a player that will demand extra blockers so having Peppers should be better from that standpoint alone. A concern I do have would be that Anderson can't execute his assignments making the Peppers advantage moot.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Gotta agree. I do think Peppers/Anderson are better than Wale/Alex just because Peppers is a blue chipper you have to account for on every play. The other 3, not so much. I still think our secondary is ordinary, at best. I read on the NFL site that someone who was at the practices last weekend said that Wright had "skillets" for hands. If that doesn't improve our turnovers on D aren't going to be going up. YIKES!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, It's Chris Harris with the skillet hands, not Major Wright. http://gridironfans.com/forums/latest-nfl-headlines/131746-bears-rookie-fs-major-wright-struggling-poor.html

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    More bad Bears coaching. Sigh.

    How often to safeties actually get their hands on the ball? Think about it. Now compare that to how many times safeties have to drop their shoulder and laydown a hit. Or come up and stop the run.

    Wright is a hitter. His hands are incidental. Mark Carrier played a whole season with his hand in a cast.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sure tackling is at a higher premium int he Cover 2 which is why I was never gone on the Wright draft pick. He can't be expected to come in straight away and operate at a serious level(if he's even capable of that in the future remains to be seen)- why we didn't wait until next year with a first rounder to get some cream at FS I'll never know. We just keep redrafting these positions.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    CHRIS HARRIS BAD HANDS, NOT MAJOR WRIGHT!!!!!!! Not for nothing GP, but do you read the posts?

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Murph... easy man. We don't want to lose you because of a missed post.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB You aint losin me. Just damn, that post was right under mine. I could see if it was several posts before. But GP was right after me. I hate to see a guy get dogged because of that.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Good catch Murph. My bad. Not only did I get Wright mixed up for Harris, I said it was from NFL.com and it was from PFW.com. Other than that, I was all over it! It does make me feel better about Wright. I knew Harris dropped a few that weekend but the light never came on. DUH!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    To all our veterans,Thank you for your service and your sacrifice!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    +10000000000000....

    I was at the store yesterday and they were doing a 'buy a bag of cookies for the troops' thing... bought 10. Can't even come close to the gratitude, but the thought was certainly there. And a special thanks to all of our vets on Da Board... Trac, and Nag, and all the rest of you guys.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    I appreciate it. ill drink a beer in honor of all my comrades still overseas because i had too much liquor this weekend and im sick of it

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Hawks are 2 games away from bringing the Stanly Cup to Chicago!!

    Go Hawks!!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Jeff, you seriously need a 'delete comment' button. That's Stanley with an e

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Atogwe officially becomes a unrestricted free agent at midnight.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    And will be officially ignored by Angelo at midnight. I am prepared for a miracle though.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'd be shocked and awed myself.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Thanks for that one, Blogfather. At the very end, when you touched on the propect of a change in the tenor of the ownership when Darth McCaskey retires, we can only hope that it mirrors the Blackhawks's situtation when Rocky Wirtz (is there a staute of him in front of the United Center yet?) took over the reins on West Madision street, hired a new team president and apparently said "fix this, now!".

    PS: Any chance of balancing the incoming and outgoing levels on that conversation? Biggs sounded like he was somewhere in Eastern Europe and you sounded like you were next door.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Our favorite whipping boy is back at it:

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/ChalkTalkStory.asp?story_id=6808

    So for question #1, basically:

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Jeff? Hello???

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I like their jersey's.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    With this schedule GP the Bears will either be 11-5ish or 5-11. Don't see em being 500 depending on how all the changes work out. JA will either save his job or go out with a wimper.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    This would disturb me greatly.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/01/vikings-could-be-sleeper-for-atogwe/

  • In reply to Joseph:

    2 things GP...

    1) You must be really bored. I think going down the schedule and
    ticking off "Ws" and "Ls" is far beneath you.

    2) Do you play the lottery? Because, in my humble opinion, your
    odds of winning the jackpot are more than slightly better than
    the odds that the Chicago Bears will ever sign the likes of a
    Bill Cowher to be their head coach.

    Unrelated item: Flyer defenseman, Chris Pronger, grabs and skates away with the game pucks from the first TWO games of the Stanley Cup Finals. "K"lassy move, there, Pronger, but, excuse me, hose-head, YOU LOST! You lost TWICE! YOUR plus-minus stinks out loud. With "K"lass like that the only wonder is how it took you so long to land in Philly, "The City of Brotherly Thugs".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    All fun and games Al... not much else to do right now, and I for one welcome the new thoughts and ideas.

    It's fun to talk about these things, no?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    1) I'm providing content to the site, relevant to the site's purpose. As somebody tapped to "help" with DBB by Blogfather, you might appreciate that.

    2) We'll see.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I would be very surprised if Otogwe signs with the Rams MB. Cowboys will probably get him.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Wouldn't surprise me Trac. Looks like the Vikes are also hot on him... as are the rams, and now... as Irish mentioned, probably the Ebirds too.

    I'd be shocked if we got him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks Murph.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    My feelings say we'll see more of Izzy than Anderson this year. Mark is supposed to have improved a lot under Marinelli though, so again, let's wait til he starts drowning before we put our foot on his head. Chris Harris was dropping a few chest interceptions in practice and Urlacher got on him for it. Remember, Carolina were a day or two of letting this guy walk for free, and we could have either waited for that to happen or pawned off Hattie or Roach for him. I wonder if we could work some way of getting J.Williams back before the Panthers realise what they have in him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Maybe it's just Rookie jitters Canada.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We should wait til we actually see TH and Pep in action before we bury them, but with you all the way on #5. We got to the big one in 2006 and then Mike Brown and TH were missing and it all fell apart on D. I always blamed JA and therefore Philips (whom we don't mention enough, but the buck stops with him), moreso than Lovie. Lovie just lost us games, but JA lost us the chance to win championships.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I appreciate all these responses concerning the state of our team. I like it when red meat is served up while we wait........and wait........and wait.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/12813/everyone-loves-oshiomogho-atogwe

    If JA was really telling the truth about being in it to win, signing Otogwe would make put my worries to rest and I will personally endorse Lovie and JA for another year.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Indian Chiefs are nervous in happy hall MB. They know if Peppers doesn't disrupt opposing teams offenses all is lost. I like the idea of Martz in Chicago and but I raise the same points that Mike Ditka does concerning our personnel.

    "I think the main thing you have to understand, when you bring an architect in, do you have the pieces to build the building? It's fine to have the design and the mind and say, 'Here's what we're going to do.' And that's essential, you have to have that, but then you have to have the receivers to go with the quarterback. And I have to have a left tackle to protect the backside of this guy. You have to have all the pieces in place, but yeah, I love what they're doing. I'd like to see them become an offense that can go out and score points."
    Mike Ditka

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Light fifty Barrat? Sweet.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hey MB, do you notice how easy it is to have a conversation with yourself on this blog or is it just me?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Just wait till the regular season, there'll be a lot more traffic

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Score!

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    http://img.moronail.net/img/1/8/5318.jpg

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Max, you fucking fag, do you think any reference would have been made about Charles Martin if you weren't such a fuck? My whole point is that you get offended when you come on and contribute nothing, insult and are retaliated against and are told to just go away. That was the point. Here it is again.
    Unsubscribe to this blog and go support the pack on another. You contribute nothing and this is not your forum. Don't expect to just come on and sputter piss out of your mouth without it being pointed out that you are useless to this forum. Max, seriously examine your life and realize how miserable you make the people around you. Your wife, girlfriend, etc. They are dying inside when you are around.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Ouch. +1.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I need to read up more often Johnny. Well placed!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Back when men were men MB. Character is never dull.

  • In reply to RealityCheck:

    Notes:

    Biggs isn't so optimistic about the D. I agree. I like how he calls out Urlacher, and maybe's he's right that Chris Harris isn't the answer, and he calls out Peanut's fragility.

    It all comes down to how much better Peppers is than Wale I guess.

  • Jeff, hello......... gotta love the end of that interview.

    Good job Jeff, enjoyed it. Would like to see you hold your comments until the interviewee is done speaking though. I am starting to worry about our defense now. Brad Briggs and you both seem to think it could be horrible if the chips don't fall in the right places on D. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

  • Daaaaaaamn, just finished listening to the whole thing! I can't believe you "big leagued" Biggs and hung up on him! Left him hangin on the line...."Jeff?...hello" aaaaand done. jk.

    I agree with Trac a bit, you seemed to cut him off at times. But it was cool! It seemed more like we got to listen in on a conversation between the two of you. Very fluid, much more so than if it would have beena standard "interview". Again, good shiznit and keep 'em coming!

  • soliloquy... can you please write your own soliloquy below this post. 10 points for each right answer.

  • Oh, and in case you ever wondered what in thee hell they do in minny for fun, and subsequently how they have the team and fans they do, here's your answer: http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100529/schoolboy-loses-testicle-after-039sack-tapping039-attack-id-10115366.html

    It's allllllllll fun and games until you get a testicle amputated fellas.

  • Hasn't Aflava got nerve damage in his shoulder? Probably in a bar somewhere.

  • I know, but I was hoping you'd regale us with a soliloquy of your own. Won't you?

  • R.I.P. Dennis.

  • It's amazing how the lack of depth at Mike really never comes up. If Hillenmeyer somehow returns to the Mike this year I'm turning the TV off plain and simple. I can't watch us play catchup again this year with receivers that don't know what they're doing.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I just don't see how we can approach playing as badly on D as we did last year. But we need a vet QB and a solid Mike. A dependable receiver who doesn't have blue skin and a white cap obviously.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    One word...

    Jamar. Williams.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I will be pleasantly surprised if we make it to the post season MB but I will not be shocked if the teams tanks again. Regardless of our new signings, we still have the same fearless leaders calling the shots.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I say get Otogwe anyhow.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4664967/bears-should-stay-away-from-atogwe

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I guess it's CHRIS HARRIS that has bad hands, not Wright. Sheesh.

    If so, maybe we just got ripped off by the Panthers on a washed-up for Jamar Williams. And now we need Atogwe.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Lions W
    @Cowb L
    Pack W
    @Giants L
    @Panth L
    Seahawks L
    Redskins W
    @Bills W
    Vikings W
    @Fins L
    Eagles L
    @Lions W
    Pats W
    @Vikes L
    Jets L
    @Pack W

    The great 8-8 season

    Losing the opening game to the Lions would be a disaster that would end the Lovie era right from the get-go. It won't happen. Yes, we face the prospect of Suh vs. Beekman and Garza, but as vaunted the improvement to the Lions is, I don't think this team has its QB situation resolved and we'll be healthy from the get go.

    The Cowboys are much improved playoff team, and we fare poorly in this kind of environment with a strong conference opponent this early. The Bears wilt on the O line against the turf speed rush and the giant bigscreen tv.

    We beat the Pack at home? Can we really? I think so. I think the Packs weapons of speed at WR and great corner play get neutralized at Soldier Field against the Pepper/Butter rush.

    Then should come the slide. We all know it. You know it. It's inevitable. I don't know who goes down, as a fan I can't name a name and jinx it. But a couple of starters will be gone for the season by this point and the ship will roil. Happens every year. Giants should beat us. We've never beaten the Panthers on their field. Then roiling, we lose to the mudbirds. It will take a inept Redskins team, who will have lost mcNabb by then, to come to down to right this ship.

    Then, as with all Bears seasons - we get the 2nd wind. A couple wins come in, as Lovie is under intense shouting in the papers for several coaching miscues he will have made by this point. But, we'll go to Buffalo and then beat the Vikes at home and then people will say "we're still a playoff team". Except we aren't and everybody knows it.

    On the way down to sunny Miami the wheels come off again. Bad O or bad D, not sure, but the Tuna has assembled a much improved squad down there. The Eagles will be playoff bound and need the pushover Bears to pad for the playoffs. We'll goto Detroit and kick ass in the feel good bounceback game, and the momentum will continue as we will maul Brady at home in a shocker. We lose the next two, and the season is a partial redemption as everybody goes all in to beat the back in Lambeau on a freezing day in cheeseland.

    And there you have it folks. 8-8 and the end of the Lovie regime. All hail Bill Cower and his full compliment of draft picks!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Very nicely done GP.

    I see where Trac is coming from down there, but I think closer to 8-8 will be the call. I think 7-9 or 6-10ish will be the call. Sad.

    But yes, all hail BC and our new regime! Hail the king!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm sure Bill wouldn't have minded us giving up his 2nd round pick for Marshall. The only teams I'm afraid of next year are the Cowgirls, the Fins and the Jets - Packers obviously. We beat Minny fair and square last year with a depleted, banged up team. No reason we can't sweep them this year. All depends on that O-line and what we've got under the hood, so predictions are difficult.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    So I was thinking about the whole number one wide receiver thing. I looked into it and was a little suprized by some of the things I learned. By my count there are only 8 teams that don't have a wide receiver on their roster with probowl experience. Ten points to who ever can name them all.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I don't get this article -

    he says : "Atogwe, 29, has picked off 18 passes over the past four seasons, in addition to registering 29 pass breakups over that span." & "Since Atogwe came into the league as a third-round pick out of Stanford in 2005, he

  • Thick, red, and oh so sugary sweet Doc.

    Mix it up and slurp it down while it's still available my man... it'll only be around for another couple months!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Doc I was thinking the same thing. I think Peppers can get 8 sacks against the NFC North alone!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    And I think with the Kreutz/Omelette revolving doors show Ndomukong Suh can get 8 on Cutler in one game.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Dallas, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Chicago, Tennessee, Raiders, Giants?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ouch Irish, only 4 out of 8. Steve Smith on the giants went after Larry Fitz decided not to play, and the cowgirls have both Miles Austin and Roy Williams. It was also kinda a trick question because Hester, Knox, and Josh Cribbs have all been there, just not as receivers.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Not that we have the cash left for Atogwe anyway, but Marlin Jackson just blew his achilles tendon out for the Eagles. Add them to the list. He could also bite us on the ass as an Eagle.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5241584

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I see Tony Scheffler's a Lion now, so Josh McRetard is halfway to getting rid of one of the greatest draft classes by any team ever. Congrats Josh. Which means ... Denver are most likely looking for a pass-catching girly-blocking TE - do they have any corners/safeties we might be interested in?

    And Larry Foote's looking for a job .... are we banking on Pisa lasting more than half a game this season?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    that is tantamount to saying that Polamalu is a pussy because he blew out his knee. Of course we are banking on Pisa not getting hurt. No one has control over injuries. Urlacher was in the best shape of his career and shattered a wrist. It's a crapshoot man, like needing to use your backup QB. It doesn't matter who it is, you are going to suck if your QB goes down...unless your backup is a former Arena League QB and grocery store checkout boy...

    Please tell me this is a sick Wikipedia joke:

    Before the 1997 Arena season, Kurt Warner requested and got a tryout with the Chicago Bears, but an injury to his throwing elbow caused by a spider bite sustained during his honeymoon prevented him from attending.[14]

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Nice find Johnny.

    Ha! Just our luck. Talk about "The Curse" rearing it's head. Sheesh... we can't catch a break.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Speaking of 1997 I went back and looked at our draft that year. Yeesh, horrible. I doubt our coaches at the time would have had the vision to sign him anyway.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Anytime you want a new thread around here all you have to do is start talking about Islam. It worked the last 2 times MB, wanna give it another try?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Max says we're a classless bunch for being happy that Charles Martin is pushing daisies up.

    But then, we see this:
    http://www.totalpackers.com/2009/09/10/an-ode-to-charles-martin/

    Fucking Cheeseheads. So douchey, so unclean.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What a joke, that was over 20 years ago. The Bears will wipe their asses with Mr. Rogers chin strap this year.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I found some more video of Max.

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

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Did Max write that?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    While I'm at it, check out the hit on the cheesehead about 2:30 into the video. Also note the way Hester ran with authority on a KR TD at the beginning.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3W7iMrsroM&feature=related

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I love how he steps on Todd "look at my big guns" Sauerbrun at 7:42

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Wasn't that slow mo close up of the blocked field goal a thing of beauty?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Fucking Packers...Like a cherry on the top of a shitbag bears season last year, we were swept by those fucks. And they are going to be better next year. If Rodgers remains healthy this year, the Pack takes the division and i'm left contemplating a mass murder at the brat stop. Who's our Charles Martin? Can someone give Henry Melton or that pool jumping guy a hit list!

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Trust me, it "WON'T" happen this year. We will sweep those bastards. I would love to see an implosion in GB this year.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    ha! the fucking brat stop

  • In reply to gpldan:

    This guy is still on our team, go figure?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iHzdUVpUh0&feature=related

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Jebus H Christo... did you see the return against the rams... the first one... dude, the other guys on the field looked like they were fucking standing still.

    Fucking Rediculous.

    Hey, I have a great idea... let's take him away from doing that.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Track and coach... fuck radical islam indeed. Oh, and the packers a close second.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Do you think this guy is radical MB?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twN2o-sCRSo

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    A radical asshole Trac.

    I think we need to just get together with Israel and create a special joint secret service

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    "We're pretty much set" guys:

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=6814

    Fucking Angelo. Jebus...

    "But I don

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Read that too.. He can't say we are fucked.. what do you expect him to say.. in fact I don't think there is one coach who "now" that wouldn't say we suck here, there , and even somewhere.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I get that '85. I don't have expectations... or listen to anything he says for that matter any more. His actions have shown us all what he's about... I just like laughing at how idiotic he sounds now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Don't forget, MB, JA said the same thing...right before he went out and signed Peppers, Paylor and the Samoan Skyscraper.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yep, I know it Al. That's what I meant... zero expectation with this guy and no matter what actually happens he just sounds like a used car salesman to me. I was also referring to the fact that he sounds like a business man talking about football, not a football man who knows business talking about football (if that makes any sense).

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/ChalkTalkStory.asp?story_id=6812

    The question was asked, what the key to becoming Championship contenders?

    A. How about winning games.

    B. Draft players in the 1st and 2nd round.

    C. Put the best players on the field at their respective positions.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, you forgot:

    D. Replace current leadership and coaching staff

    ...sorry couldn't resist.

    And, yes, we should wait and see how this year goes... but if we do blow it out this year somehow, does that mean that JA/TP/LS's terrible management/coaching ways miraculously changed over one offseason, or just will it mean that we just got lucky with injuries and had some things go our way? Exactly, we need new leadership no matter what if we ever want to see a Bears dynasty in our lifetime. My $.02

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No kidding MB. It can be said with a degree of factual basis that JA has done his job better than Lovie. If Lovie keeps telling him the players on the roster can do the job(re:Rex is our QB), how in thee hell can JA be expected to go out and get the right personnel?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    What are the requirments to be a head coach? I mean, is there a major that really prepares you for nfl or is it just work your way up? Either way.. we need some new coaches.. except Toub. I wonder if he could be a head coach.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Fuck Preseason.. I'm tired of playing the Browns.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    IF this makes sense let me know.. The bears Secondary has improved the most.. Now, what do you believe more, Secondary getting better or the offense strugling.. This isn't looking good.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    have no fear 85, it's absolutely fucking on this year.
    Favre - dead
    Stafford - dead
    Rodgers - dead

    Alleged Murderer - Peppers

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    That's the shit I'm talkin' about Waffle !

    Tommie Harris - accessory to murder. Izzy, Urlacher & Hitman guilty by joint venture.

    There will be blood ...

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    ...Neidermeyer?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    DEAD!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Offseason? Mini Camp? The preseason?

    'Naw, naw, naw, don't think of it as work... the whole point is just to enjoy yourself.'

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

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Have a good weekend guys, be careful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lCBPaNE12w&feature=related

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQc1_V3M4G4&feature=player_embedded

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    the offseason is killing me. im trying to get into the blackhawks but these last two games have been rough. try as i might, Briggs and Urlacher mean way more to me than Kane and Toews.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    seriously, thank God for booze and slutty broads. after a year of 12 hour work days I dont think Id be able to handle the boredom of 2 hour days without chemical assistance.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Seriously, why are we just waiting for someone else to sign the #3 RECEIVER OF ALL-TIME?

    Woodson stamps his papers on Total Access. He's got all the routes, all the moves, selfless blocker, mentor for the younger guys (that's worth some dollars alone because Daryl Drake hasn't done shit). Smash open that piggy bank Ginnie for the love of Payton. When it gets down to the two minute warning in the playoffs and we need to move it, who ya gonna call?

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d8187f07f/Around-the-League-with-T-O

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Lovie Smith said "umm.. Ghost Busters!!"

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    At first I thought their jobs were really on the line.. but I don't think they have to worry.. seriously.. Why wouldn't they pick up T.O? There is no reason at all. They are either just stupid or we are blind and do not realize that Cutler has his receivers.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    my vote goes for stupid. Haven't they proven this enough '85.

    Btw, Johnny, did you see THIS: http://www.callofduty.com/blackops

    Maaaaaan, might have to break out the 'ol PS3 for that shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sick

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    SOCOM still rocks. And it's Admiral Sweetness to you boys ...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Man, if I wasn't having another kid soon, and I wasn't getting crushed at work... I'd ask you two jakos (and whomever else wanted to play along) to hook your systems up to the 'ol interweb and have a little DaBlog intramural match or two on the world-wide-internets.

    Damn, isn't technology wondermus...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Interesting interview between Jimmy Cefalo and Rich Eisen about T.O. after the Buffalo signing. T.O. has been a cancer up until Buffalo. Even though this man is a very, very talented WR, I would prefer to groom the wideouts we already have rather than signing T.O. because I think we have much more pressing needs than a WR.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d80f2566f&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    See I think signing T.O would be a brilliant move. There are no WR's currently on the roster that defenses have to double team. You bring in a guy like T.O and suddenly his presence as a big play guy is felt. That leaves our speed demon midgets like Knox and Hester to fly around and cause damage. Just 1 year Trac, we just need him for 1 year.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    One more thing, who the hell is our Red Zone threat? Who is gonna jump up and go get the ball in the corner of the end zone? It sure as shit better not be flipper hands Olsen.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    In my opinion signing T.O. would defer the signing of a player that we need more than a WR. Lets face it, if the Bears wanted to drop T.O. like money on a player it won't be at WR.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hey Irish... have you found out what the twins are yet (boy/girl)?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    7th month I think. So two and a bit to go. I'll have to start checking the Bears' site for toddler stuff -the indoctrination begins !

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Milk-a-whaaa???

    Irish, you need to come back to the 1st world (or at least 2nd)(or at least 2nd) mate. You can find out at week 16 here.

    You should send an email to the batshit lunatic Tom Cruise asking to use their personal machine.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Watched that video. T.O has changed.. please get him Chicago.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Talk is cheap. He is still the same asshole he's always been. The instant the Bears sign a piece of shit like him... hell, I don't know what I'll do...

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Unless it was Rodgers (which I highly, highly doubt)... or to a lesser degreee: mathews, woodson, driver, or Sitton...then I don't think this will have any impact whatsoever Trac.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Its gotta be a big gun MB. Why the hush hush?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Maybe, but since the Worthlessburger thing(s), I think any of these 'transgressions' will now get attention. We'll see.

    I'm sure we'll see more of these across the nfl before it's over. Whether it's golddiggers chasing s payday, or spoilt, drunk million dollar babies taking it too far. Ahhhhh... professional athletics.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    every college football player knows what a gangbang is. there are groupies every year that get into it with multiple guys. My old boss was involved in a 9 guy bang of some football groupie in college. she knew what she was doing going to the football house at 3am with 9 guys. This party just got out of hand. players just assume that the girls want it because that it how it always has been so then you get a little rizzape.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hester juked the shit out of Tim Jennings during the opening kickoff in the Superbowl. Just noticed that.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I'd love to see him in the backfield.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Oh God, say it ain't so!! How dare you use the name of arguably the best player in the history of the NFL in a post about some asshole deemed a CANCER on his team?

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Deemed by whom? T.O. wasn't a cancer in Buffalo. That's media talk for people who get their opinions off TV. Terrell is 36, he's grown up. The guy is literally head and shoulders above any of our receivers. He knows the game, they don't.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    The fudgepeckers may be in heap big trouble gents.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/05/packers-player-admits-sexual-contact-claims-there-was-consent/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Please let it be A-Rod. Suspend him after Peppers knocks his ACL around his MCL and pushes the whole lot out through his ribcage.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I hope this isn't a sign of things to come but for what it's worth I've listed the top 4 Bears players fantasy rankings.

    Matt Forte #45
    DA #76
    Jay Cutler #83
    Devin Hester #88

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    And this was great.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/09000d5d8187ef37/T-O-vs-Rod

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    No crap Irish, why is T.O not wearing #81 on the Chicago Bears right now? Oh I forgot, that number is being worn by the future Hall of Famer Rashied Davis. This team has serious issues at WR. Why has it taken this long to finally get a franchise QB after 40 something years of terrible play? Why won't this team go get a complimentary WR for Cutler but instead they surround him with an ex kick-off return man, former practice squad player, and former Arena League superstars! WTF!

    If the TE leads this team in catches again this year or if a 1,000 yard receiver doesn't emerge, I'm seriously gonna lose it. T.O would dwarf the stats and size of anybody on this team. Shit, put T.O on Special Teams if you have to if they are worried about losing a guy like Rashied Davis. I love what they did this off season, but come on already, throw Cutler a fricken bone Angelo, your job is riding on it.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Only place I see the O struggling is at receiver. Pretty please, sign Terrell.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I hope this will become true.

    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2010/6/2/1497501/oss-doubters-beware?ref=yahoo

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Be nice if he was starting Artoo, leopards don't change their spots and Lovie can't pick his nose. If they're serious about winning and think we're set at receiver then fair enough. But we are clearly not set at FS and OJ Atogwe is out there as a UFA pissing into the wind right now. A billion dollar organisation in an uncapped year and they just can't pull the fucking trigger.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Whatever. I've never been a secondary that was worth a shit when there is no pressure on the QB. And a lot of mediocre, at best, secondaries (e.g. '85 Bears) that looked good because the opposing QBs had no time to throw.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Nope, fuck Angelo. Has consistently blown our top picks, failed to provide any depth (or traded away our depth i.e. Jamar)to the roster and just blows chunks generally. Angelo *drafted* Grossman!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    More reasons to hate Grossman : Grew up a Dolts fan and idolised Brett Favre. Get Bent.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://www.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/Index

    Scroll down to Visanthe Shiancoe's dumb dumb dumb childish scrawling over an Osama Bin Laden photo.

    I can't wait for the Vikes/Saints opener. Blood on the highway baby.

    Anyone slightly worried about Atogwe becoming a Lion? That's some defense if they sign him. It's some defense anyway with Mr. Suh - I don't think anyone in our division can just mark up two Ws against Detroit anymore. Suh will love those 7 step drops and listen to this from Pompei :

    [I don't think Mike Martz is doing anything to reduce Cutler's interceptions. He's doing quite a bit to increase Cutler's touchdown passes and completions though. That's the way Martz thinks. He is focused on finding ways to score, and he's less concerned about avoiding mistakes than most coaches. His is an aggressive, all-out mentality. Cutler very well could be among the league leaders in interceptions again this year. But he also very well could be among the league leaders in touchdown passes. So hang on, it's going to be quite a ride.]

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    +1

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    -2

    Grossman was not the problem. Ron Turner was - look what he did to Cutler.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    He woulda been Joe Montana with a better OC? RT didn't turn the ball over like a double agent, Rex did. He wasn't even good enough for Houston's roster.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Damn, there is just nothing to say at this stage - hurry up pre-season, let's get started!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    That'll do for me Trac, I hereby nominate you as President, GM & Head COach of the Chicago Bears.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I never gave JA a free pass, only think Lovie has been a worse coach than JA has been a GM. Lovie was calling the personnel shots on D without a doubt and look what he's done to our rich tradition of solid defense over the last several decades. Even when we have sucked in the past our defenses were always respectable. Babich is Lovies man and between the two of them our defense has been terrible.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    and a +1 for you as well. Gold stars all around this morning fellows.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    It was pretty awesome in 2005/2006 when we could stay healthy. No depth, the roster is all on Angelo.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I saw Sayers at the Ogilve train station yesterday, hawking his book "My Life and Times". I thought about standing in line and forking over for a signed copy, maybe I should have. One guy in line was holding a black and white of Urlacher, I think he wanted Sayers to sign it - that probably would fetch a nice Ebay price in 20 years.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Shanny wants Westbrook. Consider LJ and Willie "Wheels fell off the Bus" Parker to be officially on the bubble.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/02/shanahan-says-redskins-want-westbrook/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    McMahon trotted off the field because he doesn't tackle? WTF?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And it wasn't even an ode ...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX-BvB_iVWY

    Highlight video from last year. There's a couple of minutes at the end from this years OTA's. Graham makes a nice pick.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Heres a link to the story, not from Wiki so it may be true. This gives a little more of the story and involves another ex Bear QB Will "the thrill" Furrer
    http://chicagofootballchili.com/blog2/2009/01/why_kurt_warner_isnt_a_bear.html

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    oh, and Fuck Islam. New thread?

  • We had already signed Jamar to his one year tender hadn't we? He wasn't going anywhere if we decided to match offers anyway - which wouldn't have been too high since the guy wasn't even a starter. Still stings that we keep a guy like Hattie and let Jamar go. Anywayz ...

    And wouldn't it follow that the guys on the other end of the line or the blitzer will get all the sacks ? Realistically, they're going to have to double team Tommie AND Pep, leaving the spoils of victory to my man Izzy/Anderson.

    Whatever about sacks, I think we're in for a record year of QB knockdowns. Just as much fun!

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