Audibles From the Long Snapper

Why I Don't Mind Not Having Number One Picks
Gerald McCoy is waiting for Sam Bradford to sign.  Ndamukong Suh and the Lions haven't even begun speaking.  NFL franchises are about to invest huge percentages of their salary caps into unproven commodities who most likely won't be able to make an on-field impact until the middle of the season.  As a Chicago Bears fan, it's simply one more possible conflict averted.  It's almost reassuring to know that the Bears roster will have been together, in its entirety, through every short camp and from day one in Bourbonnais.

The Question of T.O.
A.J. Smith has denied any San Diego Charger interest in Terrell Owens.  That makes him about the twenty-fifth general manager in the NFL to do so.  Owens has been a pain in the ass for three organizations but last season he had 829 yards and 5 touchdowns for one of the worst collections of quarterbacks assembled on one roster in league history.  I find it hard to believe there isn't a single franchise that could use his presence on the outside.  As a matter of fact, I root for one that could.

Roster Open on Specials?
Brad Biggs has an interesting fact in his new faces on defense column:

The Bears are missing three of their top eight special teams players from last season in terms of playing time. Jamar Williams (2nd), Darrell McClover (6th) and Adrian Peterson (8th) have all departed.

The Bears have - for the past five years - been a bit willy nilly when it comes to protecting their most viable asset, special teams.  Each year Dave Toub has stepped to the plate and produced.  2010 will be another test.

And finally, congrats to Steve McMichael on his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.      

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  • I for one can run off more than quite a few #1 picks that became the faces of the franchise, perennial all pro's or very crucial pieces of the puzzle over the years. I say nay sir, give us our number one picks.

  • I don't dispute that number one picks work out. But the percentage of them not working out is far greater. There are also many more "faces of the franchise" found outside the first round than in the first round.

  • I hear you Jeff. I guess I would rather have a GM and Coaching staff that know how to use draft picks better than this lot.

  • Well you'll get no argument there. One of the reasons I'm content with not having them is because we're shit with them.

  • While I've got you Jeff, whats your take on Unga?

  • You can never have too many good backs on a team so I hope he works out. But it's not a need by any means.

  • this is why some1 made a big deal a/b the Bears having all draft picks sign. b/c now, you get to move past all the logistics bullshit and get to FOOTBALL!!!! really, have y'all noticed that the Bears are one of FEW football teams w/ no off-the-field incidents? (and the BU/Sayers thing wasn't an issue....just some clearing the air that might prove to galvanize this team).

    seriously....damn near every team has had some issue (Romo rather play golf than get his boys ready for their pressure-laden season, Fudgepackers rape allegation & starting D-End shelved for the season b/c he can't leave sizzurp alone, Ceddy B. just can't leave alcohol alone along w/ other acts of douchebaggery), and the list goes on. the ONLY things ppl have been talking a/b concerning our beloved Bears are football issues (and that...ladies and gentleman...makes me proud to be a fan of this franchise)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    At least we don't have a Favre issue.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    so Jeff (and DBB ppls), how are we going to go a/b the prospective new DBB shirts? hopefully, they could come out mid-season....

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    There's been a lot of talk as of late about the top five draft picks being more trouble than they are worth. Jake Long comes to mind as a player that was worth it recently, but there are certainly horror stories (JaMarcus Russell anyone?)

    But hey, the same stuff can happen in free agency. I'm really hoping Peppers doesn't pull an Albert Haynesworth. And I hope Cutler turns around, but if he can't make it work behind this offensive line, then that was a really expensive mistake in terms of picks and money.

    I think the best value a franchise sees is somewhere between picks 11 and 45. The best a top 10 pick can be is worth the money unless he's a legend (and then all bets are off). Sometimes, a Jake Long is just fine, but if Chriss Williams can get himself a rhythm, he'll be the better value.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    + a whole bunch, FQ

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    There will be new blog shirts before the start of the season. We'd like them available mid-August.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    What is on them?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Max's girlfriend is a fathead sticker, I know that. She covers the whole wall.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Could Hester be a Pro Bowl WR this year?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/18/ike-bruce-is-showing-devin-hester-how-to-be-a-mike-martz-receiver/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You never know.. If you look at the stats before he got hurt.. he was on his way to being one.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hester said that Bruce, who went to four Pro Bowls with the Rams while running Martz's system, is helping him refine his skills as a receiver while he works to get in what he hopes will be the best shape of his career. Hester is hoping that de-emphasizing weight training and running more will help him excel as both a No. 1 receiver and a returner.

    Bruce has been teaching Hester how to run better routes and some of the other finer points of playing the position.

    "With the speed I have, he said it's going to be hard to stop me." Hester said. "He tells me, just from training with me, that I'm so explosive and if I can put my fundamentals together I will succeed. So that's basically what I'm doing now, brushing up my technique and trying to polish up everything and hopefully I can really translate it over to the game."

    For...Freeeeeeeeee?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    now we both know it's not for free. but still, Ike Bruce (a HOF candidate WR) polishing 23 into being a receiver? if he is taking the info in, there's not a CB in the league that could stop him (which begs the question a/b who Revis is going to hold when the Jets play the Bears).

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ublhe8ov-00&feature=channel

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Something about him just pisses me off. If this turd doesn't turn it around this year, they should just cut his ass after the last game.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Psalms 91 - all of the snaps he was involved in, in the last Minny game. Peppers and Urlacher aren't getting any younger, this year needs to be the year, and we need Tommie.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Is it just me '85, or does he look like the cop from dumb and dummber who drank the piss?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Kick his ass sea bass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io30s7-5VaQ

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I swear, I thought Orton looked more like that guy lol

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Just watched it again. Hilarious.

    And he most definitely looks like Jay. Orton looks like Dave Grohl: http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos/dave-grohl-2006-clive-davis-pre-grammy-awards-party-1ogCtA.jpg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    LMAO!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hester on working with Bruce:

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/07/bears-hester-talks-to-bruce-slot-position.html

  • In reply to Joseph:

    How does our starting reciever not know this?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    He'll be fine. Martz will take him under his wing like a baby condor

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I hope.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    You know, that was it. SIGN T.O, you recievers don't know how to read coverages. Someone on that same page said the same thing.. Any 12 year old on madden can read coverages lol

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I love madden and if I was Hanie.. I would be pissed right now.. they have LeFevour as our second string qb..and that he is better than Hanie. .OUch

  • In reply to Joseph:

    An according to madden.. Our starting left guard..is glup.. Omlet.. uh oh.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    We need to sign him..

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81931159/article/freeagent-guard-pitts-schedules-tuesday-workout-for-teams

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    yes we do. hopefully the Bears execs. will be there (and i'll feel more confident a/b the line)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Sorry FQ, we're all set at oline.

    ...for fuck sake.

    I would stop some of my whining if we just got one known entity at guard.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...BBBOOOOOYYYYYAAAAAHHHHHH...how can you consider yourself whining when all you are doing brother is telling the truth!!!!! GET TWO GUARDS!!!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Hahahaha... look at you lobo!

    Common man, time to come back into the fold. We're a few days away, no more of this disappearing act shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jebus Irish, you might actually get the line you've been wanting: http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=6888

    And you know what boys... every time I watch one of these I get fucking fired up man. I can't damn wait for the season to start: http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/multimediapopup.asp?mm_file_id=1901&play_clip=Y&rn=13

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bears coaches are pleased with the progress that fullback Will Ta

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Boo Yah, '85....

    boo. Ya.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This is the sleeper battle of the summer. Olsen might be eight years younger than the 33-year-old Clark, but there is something about Clark that has caught the eye of the Bears' new offensive coaching staff. Clark went from 41 catches to 19 last season and his playing time went from 78 percent to 38 percent of the snaps. Although Olsen gradually has put up better numbers in each of his three seasons and is coming off a 60-catch, eight-touchdown year, there seems to be a thought that Olsen isn't doing enough. This summer offers him a big challenge with Clark on board.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I have ALWAYS been a big fan of the always solid, Desmond Clark.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    +1 Al. Huge fan. The guy is a very solid fb player and a damn good teammate from all accounts. Team.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    B85S23....here' a challenge for him...GROW SOME BALLS AND PLAY SOME FU!@$#!@$#!@$#!@NG FOOTBALL!!!

    p.s. block someone other than the other players going for the table of gatorade!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I'd take Dez over Olsen any old day of the week Artoo. Word is from the locker room that even Olsen's team-mates think he's soft, that's why we couldn't get him traded. But in a business, eight years younger is eight years younger.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Schaffer and Kruetz" were the graded our best O-linemen, per Tice, last season? Hmmm. Just what scale are you grading on, Coach?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Scary, isn't it?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Not sure of the brand, but I imagine it's a large one.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    NARCISSUS UPDATE:

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I don't know how his ankle is doing these days, but I know Brett's BUTT is feeeling much better because Brad Childress just flew down to Mississippi today to kiss it, yet again!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, I think it's "suck" not "kiss"... and I believe you have the wrong side.

    See, you can maintain your air of class and dignity, while I add the cheap, vulgar thrills. I think that it works well.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Da Coach... you out there man? Where you at (ending sentence with a proposition on purpose for effect)?

    I hope Doc ain't right.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5393384&categoryid=2459789

    Know what... I'm happy we're the darkhorse underdog - seems like the dude in the middle almost said he wouldn't be surprised if they beat us out. Let's come from behind and surprise some mo fos.

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5392102&categoryid=2459789

    What would Aromashadu?

    Hahahahaha, "He likes bigger receivers" Uhhh, uh oh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cutler is really a laid-back guy. Uh-huh. Until he's screaming in your face because you dogged that go route and he got hit.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    love that they have a receiver trying to break into the starting lineup in the hotseat. "So Devin, do you think Jay will throw a ton of INT's this season? Do you think you should get more playing time? Are the coaches insane for keeping you on the bench? He's like, fuck that noise, i'm not throwing Jay under the bus or pissing off the coaching staff i'm trying to win over, so stop asking me these dumbass ass questions man.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If we can start off 4-3 or 2-4, I think we could make a comeback and win the rest because by then we will have beat some good teams and our Offense should be rolling..anything less than that. Naa naa nah...naa naa nah...heyy heyy heyyy goodbye..

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    We had better start 6-2 or forget about it.

    I actually see a 7-1 start in the making and then finishing out 5-3 in the second half of the season. If we start 4-3 we will finish 8-8 or 9-7 at best.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Quite possible gents. The only things in this video I can't see happening is the Steelers going to the Super Bowl and Olsen in the Pro Bowl.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0K1YLtTSs0

  • In reply to gpldan:

    LM: What have been your impressions of Wootton?

    RM: He

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    kinda like your mom telling that cute girl at her work what a catch you are and how she should go out with you '85.

    Might be true, but guaranteed you're going to be 50% of what your mom thinks you are (not you personally, but you get the illustration).

    It's straight propaganda... love-filled propaganda, but propaganda all the same.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Be quiet Mb lol I do love your concern for our team though, Let's just drink some Miller and realize that we have no fucking clue what is gonna happen. That way.. I can still hope for the best and not worry about the worst.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I did it more for the lols than anything '85... what most of you guys that have been around for a while probably get now.

    My main goal here is to vent a little, talk some smack, and make you guys laugh/smile/giggle (Johnny) while at work. All fun and games lad.

    I am most certainly hoping for the best, while preparing for the worst. I'm just excited as all gitup for the season to start. Definitely going to the chargers/Bears PS game. Super excited... and who knows '85, we might actually kick people's fucking ass!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://randazza.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/lulz.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Exactly GP.

    That is one scary dude. Isn't that the guy from The Matrix?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yep Mb. That is him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Why?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/20/chicago-finally-adds-another-quarterback/

  • In reply to Joseph:

    typical for teams to bring in 4 QBs for camp so other QBs won't tire themselves out....'tis all. he's only another camp body

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I wonder who they are gonna cut for the roster spot

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Maybe Lovie and JA need to spend a night in the box.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fuDDqU6n4o

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Great movie Trac... and every time I hear that it brings me back to high school, not because of Cool Hand Luke, but because of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWaqtG9eRgA&feature=related

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Ok, watch THIS shit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O94AI0ekSko

    If that doesn't get you all fired up, nothing will. Can't freaking wait.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh my god i want to run through a wall right now. the fucking defense is going to bring some heat this year. I'm telling you that we go 11-5 with a couple of squeakers but wins none the less. when does the season start? tomorrow? Thursday? When damnit?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Exactlly.

    Damn, that koolaid is sweeeeet and cooooool over at your house Johnny. While I'm not ready to take a sip just yet... I am damn well already making plans to be at that Bears/Chargers preseason game. Can't wait to report back! Gonna be sweeeet.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The J-cut touchdown run at the 1:50 mark...I remember thinking, "Jay, you are a bad-ass motherf-cker, but please don't do that again."...and then he went and run another sonofabitch over vs. Minnesota.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dIcvi9D8ks

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/chicago-bears/09000d5d8185c4dd/Scout-s-take-Getting-offensive

    7 yr. NFL scout Bucky Brooks says our boys are a playoff team boys & girls!!!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    They keep bringing up the fact that Martz' QBs get killed - hasn't that got more to do with the Lions and 49ers O-lines than Mike Martz ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Are you saying our O-line is better than theirs?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Atari Bigby hasn't signed his contract yet. Sage Rosenfels is the 4th string QB on the Queens now behind Webb ! Go do your job Jerry instead of - who did we just sign ? Mike Teel ? We now have three QBs behind Cutler who have thrown a total of 7 passes in the NFL regular season between them. Do it Jerry. Do something.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Should we trade a draft pick for Sage fucking Rosenfels? Please. Who gives a fuck who the 4th string QB is gonna be? If he can't beat out T Jack is he really worth even a 6th rounder (we don't have a 7th due to Unga).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    If Cutler goes down, which can happen on play one of the season, pre-season even, we have zero NFL experience on the bench. Rosenfels is one of the better guys that would appear to be available. 4th string means he has no chance of starting. 2nd string on the Bears gives him a shot.

    The guy has made some impressive NFL come-from-behind victories. 23-3 down. 21-3 down. 32-7 down, but got beaten by Rob Bironas' 8th FG. In 2007 he had a 4-1 record as a starter versus Matt Schaub's 4-7. Wouldn't we feel more comfortable with him under center than Hanie, Le Peu or Teel ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    yes.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Can you possibly imagine the Bears making the playoffs w/S.F.? Please, if Cutler goes down, we're screwed. Ruskill just lobbied for this guy to be #4. If Rosenfels can't beat out T-Jack ...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    If Cutty gets killed, we go Juice Williams in the Wildcat all the way...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Here are my impressions of the Bears Madden 11 ratings:

    http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/madden11?teamId=1

    Urlacher overrated (shocking)
    Kreutz way overrated (also known as the Madden Billy Joel effect, wherein Caucasian ex-Pro Bowlers keep high ratings they don't deserve based on their performance recently)
    No love for Butter
    Those are Tillmans ratings from two years ago perhaps
    Bowman gets truly shafted, but not as badly as Izzy

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Did you not laugh when Hanie is now a third string qb over the rook?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Bears have ZERO two-a-day practices...the Falcons have 14, Cowboys 12, and Ravens 10. Hmmmm

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/22/falcons-lead-the-way-in-two-a-days/

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Exactly Joe. What I've been crying about since I got here man.

    Fucking camp lovie... how the HELL do you expect these guys to be bad asses for at least 16 games, without ever doing very much 'football' in camp and in practice in order to prepare for the real thing?

    I honestly just don't understand that equation man? How does that shit work... oh, 7-9 and missing the playoffs for 3 years is how it works, never mind, I understand now.

    Playoffs! Playoffs? Playoffs?!?!?

  • In reply to Joseph:

    That and 'no tackling'. And before Tice, no blocking sleds. Olsen must have been in heaven. Bada-Boom!

    Ok, enough already ...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Anyone think Ungas dad might be #1 (#16)?

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    +1

    ...or Max

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I miss #16. It's been pretty darn boring since he/she left.

    Yeah I said it.

    COME BACK FROM CANDY MOUNTAIN, #16!

    By the way, did ANYONE manage to nab a ticket from Ticketmaster? I was on ASAP and I came up with blanks. Looks like I'm blowing $250/per to go check the Lions on my berfday. Section 437 (best seats in the house), here I come!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Willie, you can NOT be serious man. Common dude. Fucking a.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    I can try and do an impression, if it will make you feel better...

    "Hey GUYS, how you think the wide receivers will do this year? I sure like that hester, he's fast!!!!! LOL!!!!! i just cant wait until the season starts, LMAO!!!! go bears, bear down and here is hoping to a 16-0 season!!!!!! ROTFL LMAO!!!!!!!! "

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Spot on GP. Well done.

    100 points... now please don't ever do it again.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    New thread girls.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    LOL !!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Honest to god, I work with a Lions fan-by-marriage and he will be taking his wife to that game. They live in Papillion.
    I think all three of you are nuts.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It is now 7 days till training camp.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    No way that was #16, his picture would of given him away. Come to think about it, I kinda miss him too. He made a nice counter balance to that young kid MB's comments.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It's weird to watch this video straight up. I remember every bit of it, I was 16 years old in front of the tv and I even remember the Juice at the end there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbaZyDJX-4A&feature=related

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I know there is alot of speculation on the upcoming season gents and in my opinion everything hinges on three factor.
    1)Peppers disruptiing opposing O-lines
    2)Cutler having another second to deliver the ball
    3)Players on both sides of the balls staying reasonably healthy

    If all three of the above happen, Da Bears WILL win the NFC North.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'd say Tommie is a bigger hinge than Peppers, Trac. We know Peppers will bring it. If Tommie brings it too, we're all in business. Don't like what I'm reading about Harrison, but we have other options there. Adams is a good boy, Izzy could move back inside at a push, and where in the world are Gilbert and Melton? Show me the Pool Man !

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    The Pool man!!!! lol damn.. I think we might have to wait on him.. I was liking what I saw from Harrison.. big and looking good. Lets wait till we see what happens when we put pads on .. that will tell us everything.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    sorry about the atrocious typo's

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Gotta love that global warming.

    http://www.nationalenquirer.com/exclusive_al_gore_sex_scandal_two_new_female_accusers_assault/celebrity/69024

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, nothing personal but I get that you're a conservative christian, can we please stick to the Bears.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    2nd. and any word a/b a group rate for Toronto bro?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    That wasn't me that was looking into it. I live in Western Canada. I've never been to Toronto in my life. I think it was CanadianBear that was looking into it.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I get it Canada, was just trying to be funny. It seems once a person expresses their views everything after that somehow has to be coming from a political or religious point of view. The Global warming I was talking about was "Algores" global warming. There are multiple users here that post non football content I wouldn't and I try to never let that harm the football and Bears brother hood part of this blog. I don't know about you but it's been one heck of a long off season. I for one am going stir crazy.

    It's cool, I understand why you would say that.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Thanks for being understanding. I just don't think this is the proper forum for religion &/or politics. Stuff like that can turn ugly in a heartbeat. Totally get the long off season but we're almost to training camp. BOO-YA!!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Damn, it only gets interesting when religion or politics comes into it. The off-season is borrr-ring. Nearly over though !

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I thought it only gets interesting when a girl comes into it lol

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    No '85, that's when it gets dangerous. You're still young, you'll learn.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dangerous indeed.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Dude, do I have the video for you...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXfXuk6aWJc&feature=player_embedded

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hardy har ha ha

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    The fucking OG we shoulda had if we hadn't traded away our 2nd rounder for the dead guy was Asamoah.

    Now the Chiefs might move him to center:
    http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2010/4/24/1441120/2010-nfl-draft-jon-asamoah-could

    Fuck all. Asamoah at LG next to Williams with Beekman at center shoulda been it. Instead we got Asiata and a guy in a box. Sad.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    for the dead guy? c'mon now dude....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Talofa lava or hello to you bears fans. I am Harvey Unga's father and I want to thank you all for supporting and fighting for my son to join the team. My little warrier is excite and ready to play. We call him our "Samoan Smash Machine" in the family. Just because he got his alofa maamusa pregnant with my grandchild does not make him bad. BYU was unfair. Stick with my son and he will become like a Samoan Walter Payton. We have become big BEars fans. Thank you. Leh lay ah toh ah, Toe fah!

  • In reply to HarveyUngasDad:

    (if it's really you), that's what's up. Bear Down!!!

  • In reply to HarveyUngasDad:

    Sorry if we're a little jaded here Mr. H, but we've had some strange imposters before. But if you're really Harvey's pop, we're hapy to have you around.

    And you probably know that we already have a Samoan warrior in the Bears backfield, Will Ta'ufo'ou... so we'll have a one two punch.

  • In reply to HarveyUngasDad:

    Welcome to the best Bears site on the planet! Best of luck to your son and hope we see him running over Packers jerseys shortly!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    We are glad your son is living his dream and playing for the Chicago Bears. We all hope he has a successful career and we're all pulling for him! Bear Down!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Nice..

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/21/bears-get-unga-under-contract/

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Just a question.. do we always sign our draft picks before we see what they can do without pads?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Yes. It's Jerry's way.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Way of Angelo. Sign all 7 crappy draft picks before any other team has woken up. Genius.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/index.asp?mm_file_id=1902&play_clip=Y

    Wooten..gets slapped by Rod a couple of times lol !!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I want one of those reclining chairs !

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I was going to buy one..they are not cheap but my roommate is a Steeler fan and my girlfriend didn't want me to spend that much. If we win the superbowl.. I will say fuck you and get it!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And the Walter Payton man of the year award goes to ...

    ... Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling, currently facing aggravated battery charges in Florida ... of ...wait for it ... his pregnant girlfriend. Merling is 6-foot-5 and weighs 305-pounds. My hero. What a manly man he is.

    It gets better ... his head coach when asked for his response said ...wait for it ... "I'm not a judge."

    No shit, Tony.

    And who says the NFL is devoid of the milk of human kindness ? "Noble be man, merciful and good ..."

    Has the season started yet ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Just an added incentive to root against the "Cincinnati Bengals" of the AFC East, and extra juice when the Bears beat their asses in November.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And I say "just" because Kennesaw Mountain Goodell will ram the spiky fist of justice up his ass at the nearest opportunity.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Back to the Bears - Cutler's contract. We've got him for 4 seasons and then he's gone, baby, gone.

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/A-detailed-look-at-Cutlers-new-deal.html#add_comment

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    yea..."gone" to a nice chunk of the Bears money. and you'd have no other way Irish

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Depends on how he plays.. if he hovers around 24-28 TD with almost as many picks every year or continues to never lead a team to a winning season or doesn't see the playoffs or leads the NFL in red-zone picks for a third year in a row, I don't know that he gets a huge contract anywhere. The bears can always re-extend the contract in the next few years if Cut can pull his head out of his ass but with the way things have gone his first few seasons it is a smart contract for both sides.

    Scary thing about last year is in the only 3 games where Cut threw over 300yds we were 0-3. I am hopeful that with Tice and Martz and a healthy Smelly, he can turn things around but you have to be realistic if you are the Bears and they need to see results.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Well hopefully by then LDL will be gone, baby, gone. a side bar to that is he has a smart agent!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Unfortunately Lobo, for Lovie to be gone would mean a lost season(no playoffs). Lovie will pull a Kauffman and get a new contract if he leads our bruisers to the playoffs. If we squeak into the playoffs and have a bad showing he may get canned but I would have to see it to believe it. Neither of those two scenario's are appealing to me as I do not want to wait another year to go to the big dance.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I was thinking about our playoffs..we can go 11-5 as many of us predict we will and still miss the playoffs. It happened to the Patriots.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Not exactly 'news' - but it's that or Jared Allen's 'hair watch'.

    Has the season started yet ?

    Has the season started yet ?

    Has the season started yet ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    no Irish....not yet, we will be out of hibernation soon.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    This just in....Gee Nick you think?
    http://bleacherreport.com/tb/b51df

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Christo!$#@!$#@$!@.....Farve could bring in shit in a bowl tell people that it is Rocky Road Ice Cream and they would shovel it in their mouths until he said stop..STUPID $#@!$%#!@%$@!$# FANS!!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Just in case you haven't already puked Lobo, here another heaping scoop for you lad: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/207370-drama-queen-favre-cant-trust-anybody

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...this might be Farve's (McCarthey) new trailer... LOL!! can he please carry that grenade and pull the pin and the NFL can wait 8seconds..oh wait he cannot make up his mind in time.... BOOM!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Does anybody think it would be worth a shot going after Malcolm Kelly if the Skins cut him? Don't know much about the guy other than the fact he was a 2nd round draft pick.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&id=4656

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac..don't know much about him..but the words speed-challenged worries me and that he does not contribute in anyway except WR ..not sure.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    He was fighting to keep his spot.. and he is on the redskins..if McNabb didn't want him.. I don't think we will.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    correction..was on the Redskins.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I dedicate this video to Lobo's return.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJAEDjJ2Sx0&feature=related

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac..LOL!!! I think that was Farve's brother-In-law and he had that ball on sale on E bay!!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I would have done that for a Jay Cutler football..but then I wouldn't be allowed back in a game lol but damn.. I think I could make it back to the stands lol

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    How friggin

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    nice...MB

    I love the line and phrases:
    combined finesse with power and raw, unbridled violence when he carried the ball. He crushed blitzing linebackers and made defensive backs grasp for air in the open field, playing with a style more symphonic than multi-dimensional.

    RIP..Sweetness you will always be remembered............... I just wish you could give our gladiators half of your passion.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, and I may not be able to make the trip out to Chi for a game this year because of the new little guy, but I AM going to the Bears/chargers game in 2.5 friggin

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, and guaranteed I'll be watching our defensive backfield pretty closely to see if there's anything there beyond the first team... oh, and, uhhh... if our first team FS/SS tandem is an actual viable solution.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wow, the Chargers PS game, cool. I love going to PS games, I get excited watching to see who will make the team.

    Things I want to see, since the 1st team may only play one series, then it's onto the list...

    Corey Wooten. He looked good in rook camp. How is his explosiveness? Can he push LTs around, his technique looks pure speed to the corner.

    Major Wright. I think he will come out on 2nd team safeties. Chris Harris as well. How do they look?

    Asiata etc.

    Also I think La-Favor will get out there. His throws in rook camp looked awful. No timing. Can the Juice beat him out for that 3rd QB spot?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Check out Unga too. I'm hoping he's going to be a pleasant surprise. We could sure use one. Also, check out the TE's. Don't say anything good about Olsen or Irish will go off.

    Mostly, I just want to see if the D is improved (markedly I hope) and excited to see the O. Can't believe RT didn't change one bit of his offense from the 1st time around. Also, all about round pegs in square holes. E.G Wolfe up the gut, any carry by McKie (esp near the goal line), and absolutely no imagination.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, you don't have to worry a bit about me ever saying anything good about the girl.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Oh, pre-season/camp ... Olsen will shine no doubt ... he looks *great* when it doesn't matter. Bada-Bing!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh I forgot one important thing:

    See how Nathan Vasher plays as a charger.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    oooohhhh.... good one GP

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Still can't believe we cut Vasher in favor of Ewoks and Smurfs ...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Key on Martz. Would love to see how he reacts after plays.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, some guesses...

    Martz: Yelling and screaming, lots of arm flapping

    Marinelli: Yelling and screaming, lots of arm flapping

    Lovie: Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (flat line, heart monitor thingy sound)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Very funny! Somebody has to be the good cop!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    CB..good cop? that's why I nicked named him LDL
    limp dick lovie!!!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I sure hope this guy doesn't show up again.

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

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac...I think this year we don't even do post-game..we just put a jumbotron in front of the media and play this so LDL doesn't even have to come out of the locker room!!!!

    NOW THAT"S ONE SAD VIDEO!!!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    And who's fatter - Martz or Tice - who wears the bigger Homer dress ... ?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Has Major Wright got the ill skillz .... ?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Drama Queen". I love it, Buz must be a Bears fan.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://www.blogdownchicagobears.com/2010/07/14/here-is-izzy-idonije-with-a-woman-on-a-yacht/#more-7695

    Izzy with a bird.

    And I definitely would buy that for a dollar. Bear down baby ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ah Sh$#!@$#!@$3t this isn't a revival of the "Love Boat" in Minny..is it? lol

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I would never ever condone hitting a woman for any reason Irish. I wonder what the details are because in some states all the dude would have to do to get charged would be to grab a crazy chick by the arms to restrain her and leave bruise marks.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    What goes around comes around:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/22/source-phillip-merling-has-an-achilles-tendon-injury/

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5398588

    ouch. looks like Cincy is in the driver seat of the AFC North once again. Ed Reed gone for 6 games (if he stays on the PUP list)? that's almost crippling

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Damn. Guy's a freaking stud man... and smart to boot it seems. Basically he

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Steelers - Polamalu = crippling season

    Ravens - Reed (for albeit 6 games) = problem

    here's their first 6 games:

    @ Jets
    @ Cincy
    Browns
    @ Pitt
    Broncos
    @ Pats

    normally, that looks like 4-2...maybe 3-3. but w/o Ed? 2-4 is a VERY realistic possibility (depending on the offense tho)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    maybe FQ, maybe

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Reed should hang it up. He's got enough in to make the HOF. Nothing more to show.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Hey, I decided to teach myself Samoan.

    matagofie oi sala mageso tu'inanau
    fou tama'iti

    "beautiful groan guilty lust"
    "new children"

    It's like Samoan Hai'ku! Maybe it could be BYU's new crest.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Brilliant!

  • In reply to HarveyUngasDad:

    Welcome to the board. If your son makes the team and gives his all when he's on the field, I promise you the guys on this board will love him. Otherwise, some of the guys can be pretty brutal. Just remember, it's not personal, we all just want to win. I can almost guarantee the guys here don't think your son is a bad guy because of the birth of your grandson. BTW, congrats on that. Personally I'm pretty stoked about the Bears signing your son. Very cool that you're on here!

  • In reply to HarveyUngasDad:

    IF it is really your..make your picture of you and your son holdings dabearsblog poster or on something. That way we can truly believe you are who you say you are. No disrespect.. I just don't want to be led on.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    +1

  • In reply to HarveyUngasDad:

    Harvey Senior:

    Do you feel, as we do here, that Will Ta'ufo'ou and your son should be called the "Samoan Sandwich" and line up in every and all short yardage situations that the Bears face?

    So nice to have you here. BTW, is your name Max?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hahahaha... exactly.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Speaking of Samoan's, you gotta love Rob Schneider.

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

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yeah Trac..but this Rob Schneider is speaking right to the Bears on this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMFg2aU3x4o&feature=related

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Great to hear from you lobo, it's been too quiet with you gone my friend.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GPL, you big softie.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Gaines Adams.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Let's give Asiata a few games before we bury him.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You ain't seen nothing yet, try this on for size.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyUX6wV1lBQ

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wooten: the next Dent (Dent was, i think, a 5th rounder), or the next Henry Melton.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Check up on that - Dent was an 8th rounder.

    Fucking EIGHTH round! HOF bubble man, outta the 8th round. It's total BS that John Randle goes in his place. Randle was good, Dent was the most dominant RDE since Deacon Jones or Bruce Smith.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think Wootton is a spitting image of Alex Brown(only younger), probably doesn't do anything extremely well but is a solid all around player. I think many of you guys have made the same comparison before.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I still can't get over the fact he was the lowest paid Bear on that '85 team. 90k a year!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP Predict-cion of the day:

    Boldin pulls up limp for the blackbirds, and Drew Rosenbleh gets a call from their front office the next day.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm totally happy getting predicted down in the cellar with the lowly Lions. Let all the pressure be on Rodgers up at Lambeau to get it done, and Farve's last stand storyline, with the Vikes especially almost assumed to win the division and if they falter there will be hell to pay because the team is seen as peaking right now.

    The Bears are seen as a bunch of over the hills hanging on, with some free agency spice. And Lovie is on the bubble, will the Martz thing so sideways - how long before they are seen yelling at each other in public and the wheels come off the bus and skids into the wall. There is pressure for Lovie, but for we the fans - none of the football press expects squat from the Bears so maybe we can spoil the NFC North.

    Either way it's gonna be like watching the Tark the Shark UNLV team with LJ. The D sucked donkey pole, but the team was a blast to watch 'cause you knew it would be a shootout.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "Under the radar" is always a better place to be than "Between the crosshairs'

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Irish says this farther up - and I agree: what is with all the Kreutz loyalty? This guy must truly be a locker room leader, because when they say his films graded out last year, they are all smoking a bowl at Halas Hall. i watched Kreutz get run over like a lost puppy on the Interstate, it was sad and maddening at the same time.

    Guy just can't bring the wood anymore.

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/12/2010/07/b98359f16aab9e36a9891cdd744fb36e/340x.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    BAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAH

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yup. From the 5 or 6 games I saw last year it just seemed like Pace, Omelette and Kreutz were ushering defenders into the backfield. Then I read that Kreutz grades out as our best lineman and I just feel stupid. I don't know what they grade on. Sacks ? Cutler has a quick release / scrambles a lot / didn't particularly mind where he threw it - so he didn't get pummeled like Rodgers. How does a guy that's been beat up for 13 years come back off achilles surgery and we're supposed to believe he can pull on counters and traps to any great effect? BS. Let Beekman play Center until Kreutz is well and truly healed. If Beekman gives us new life at the position, leave him in there. Kreutz and Garza are more valuable to us on the bench. Reach for the old reliables when you need them, not the untried young guys. Get the new brigade in there, get them blooded and give them time to gel. Come the playoffs, they should know the ropes.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    NFC North Training Camp Preview:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/13844/nfc-north-training-camp-preview-2

  • In reply to Joseph:

    That forecast does not take the Johnny Jolly suspension into account.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Lets just hope they do what the Bears did the year after we lost the big one.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Relax, fantasy owners, Chris Johnson is back in the Titans fold, ergo, back at the top of most fantasy draft boards. The league I'm in won't draft 'til September so I appreciate having the guesswork taken out of a possible holdout situation.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    that's why i don't participate in any money leagues until after the 3rd preseason game. by that time, you know what players are going to do (and can make educated decisions a/b players)

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I have CJ on the DBB fantasy league. So that's nice. I don't expect another 2k year, but I hope he shows he's not one-and-done Sonic.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Here's my Bears pics from the HOF trip. And before you start, I know that I didn't get every Bear bust. I have a Canon D-SLR and it started to change shutter speeds by itself while I was there, maybe the ghost of Lombardi was fucking with me, but the shots started to blur on Danimal.

    Enjoy.

    http://s838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/MikeD-2010/Hall%20of%20Fame%202010/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP, welcome back man. Was starting to wonder, and just remembered that you went on your pilgrimage to Mecca. Hope you had a good time man. Good pics, thank you.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nice pics GP! Thanks for sharing

  • In reply to gpldan:

    good good pics man

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Like this from a Peppers article on WCG ...
    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2010/7/19/1577215/peppers-to-haynesworth-apples-to#storyjump

    [As far as I can tell, the only similarities between Peppers and Haynesworth is that they were both taken in the 2002 draft and over the last two years both have signed lucrative free agent contracts.

    Looking over the rap sheet for these two defensive linemen; I see that Albert Haynesworth has at least two assaults and an attempted grand larceny by trying to steal 40 million big ones from the Redskins. Julius Peppers had cloudy piss and one unproductive season."]

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    a comment from that post:

    "I think that not only Peppers will be really good for the Defense, he

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    What if Peppers was a roid monster and now he's getting tested so he's not the same monster he was? Did the Bears get swindled again?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    *sarcasm detected*

    if not, then just look at the stats. if roids were a factor, he'd be like Shawne Merriman (SERIOUS drop-off). his drop-off was contributed to Carolina being cheap as fuck to pay the best defensive player in the league. dude has 10.5 sacks on a team that had maybe 1 other star (John Beason). i expect him to have at LEAST 12 sacks this season (and that's lowball)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I say he gets 14-16. The kool-aid is flowin' at my house baby!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Step one. Install Asiata. Now all we need to do is accept that Garza isn't the player he was and bench his ass. Put Lance in and watch him pull wide and flatten multiple targets 20 yards downfield as per his scouting reports. Garza is there as a solid backup if he's needed. There shouldn't be any loyalty to vets, if you can't hustle as well as the young guy, you're benched, period. Ditto for Kreutz - as soon as he looks like he has that starting position just because he's Olin Kreutz, and isn't moving his ass quick enough on counter plays, put Beekman in. Of course Lovie won't do that until it's too late ...

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW6F5_O5jEc&feature=related

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Why have we got Daryl Drake coaching our receivers? Who the hell is Darryl Drake anyway ? Isaac Bruce - receiving legend - basically asked for a coaching job, right ? I think I see a way out of our receivers sucking eggs every year ...

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'll take our Number one picks ... and trade 'em. You're guaranteed to get something useful for them that way. Our last two got us sweet baby Jay. Had we got a GM with balls, we could have used next year's on Brandon Marshall, or at best a second. Best offense in the NFL on paper. What's next ? Then the only place we're looking at is FS and a backup CB, and that's an enviable position to be in.

    Seeing as that trade didn't happen and we'll have to let go of it at some point in the distant future ... yes to T.O. Again. How many HOFer 6'4 receivers are out there looking to play for the minimum wage? He can't run as fast as he used to ? So what ? There are other guys on our roster that can burn. Can he run short hitches, use his height, block on run plays ? Damn sure. And you could be sure he'd shut his trap in *that* locker room ...

    Special Teams ? Our ST is playing the X receiver position.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Best offense on paper? There is still that little matter of an offensive line.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    ...but it's a very small, unimportant matter SC. Not something to be worried about at all lad. Depth, strength, a wide open off season, and the old bird opened her purse in a biiig way....

    Naaaaw, we're all set on o-line, see. What we really needs us is a few more RBs, TEs, and a rookie 8th round back up QB juuuuust in case Jay (and that other dude... can't remember his name.... what is it.... mr. hankey or something) goes down!!!!

    Done, done, and doooone. Jerry... you're a geeeeeeeenius!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, and we can just make one of our 10 SS the FS. That'll be good too. All set!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yah we got it covered who would want an actual FS who is a turnover machine for less money than we saved by cutting Brown and no picks anyway. Having Atogwe at FS and letting Harris play his natural position also doesn't give us any Lovie "projects" to work on, so that wouldn't fly.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I think we have the missing pieces in Asiata/Louis Dave, I really do, but they need to be on the field from game one. If they insist on running Kreutz into the ground until he literally grinds to a halt then so be it ... but I'd rather see Garza as a backup so we can slot in the two boys. Shaeffer at RT (or Webb or whoever shines in camp). Done deal. Young, big, fast line (especially if we start Beekman over Kreutz) ... Manu's there ... once they gel that would probably be a solid line. Asiata sounds like he's already won the LG position - how would you guys feel about jumping the gun on Kreutz and Garza and keeping them as dependable backups ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I sure hope you're right, Irish, but I've heard this song and dance before from the Bears. Everyone is great in Larry Mayer fawn-fests.

    I'm not sure it is a good idea to take Kreutz AND Garza out at the same time, but who knows? If if was a matter of one or the other, I think I'd flip-flop on you Irish and stick with Garza and make Olin the backup. But I imagine you're right, because "we reward our own", regardless of whether it helps the team or not.

    Perhaps Asiata and Louis are good, but they seem a little on the slight side to me. Not that it is a permanent problem since they are still young and should bulk up a bit more in the next couple of years (although this would require solid strength and conditioning coaching, which seems another weakness of the Bears' organization).

    What is clear to us both is that what was out there last year is not going to cut it. Repeating myself, one sign of encouragement is the lack of mention of Omiyale. That guy does not appear to even be practice squad material from what I've seen.

  • Back in the Glory days FQ the Bears did more than their fair share of grabbing the headlines on non football stuff. I came across this article and got a huge kick out of it. Ahhh, those were the days.

    http://www.bearshistory.com/seasons/1985chicagobears.aspx

  • Ming the merciless ! Time to shave the head Mongo ...
    They should put him and Dent into Canton in the same year.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28khv-BydeY

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Maybe the "a Boy named Suh" can just stroll in in time for the opener and be a force at DT, but QB Sam Bradford can not.

    We all know the littany of Bear #1s who held out and basically pissed away their rookie year, and in some cases, their career.

    Regarding T.O., I feel you are right on, Blogfather!

    Still, there was the 4-Letter network last Friday, allowing his blowhard agent, Drew Rosenmouth, to use ESPN as his personal megaphone to spew OBVIOUS lies and/or half-truths about how much interest T.O. was garnering (..."5 teams"..!!!?? Oh, surrre! In the indoor Football league, maybe). He was basically running a "situation wanted" ad and the NFL live hosts SHOULD have bid Drew adieu as soon as he couldn't actually name a team that was interested. Instead, the ESPN hosts just sat there and tacetly shilled for him.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/steve_sabol/07/16/mmqb/index.html?eref=sihp

    Check out the pic.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    EXCELLENT link, MB and thank you. Oh, and Peter King can STAY on vacation as far as I'm concerned. I'd much rather listen to Steve Sabol who originally , believe it or not, was not interested in working at NFL Films and had his dad, (NFL Films founder, Ed Sabol) concerned about his son's direction!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Very welcome Al. I try to add value whenever I can sir. And I agree 100% about PK staying away

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I love his choice. As astonishingly, amazingly good as Walter Payton was, Dick Butkus was the best football player I ever saw. I still feel privileged that I was able to watch that man play.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What a great article. Interesting *and* well written. There are so few good writers writing articles these days.

  • Who hey and the what now ? What's up Doc?

  • Same here.. I missed the Bears vs Queens but I had all of it recorded except The last 5 mins of the fourth quarter and overtime.. I have been looking at ways to rewatch it but I missed my chance a few weeks ago when it was on again. If anyone knows how to rewatch it for free online let me know.

  • Peter King.. just said that the Vikings can just go easily back to the superbowl if Brett comes back.. Is he retarded.. Brett didn't go to the superbowl last year and it was because Brett was being Brett. Peter.. go find a new job.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Yes. In a word '85, yes... peter king is retarded.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Further evidence supporting what I said earlier on this thread, Peter King should have just STAYED on vacation.

  • Yup. Shoulda read ...

    LM: Hunter Hillenmeyer played like an anorexic pre-teen girl guide in the absence of Brian Urlacher, how badly did we miss having a frakkin man play the middle linebacker position last season ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    BB: Just very badly Larry. Night and day really. Now hopefully Hunter, you and Greg Olsen can all go and shack up in a wendy house somewhere and leave the real men to do their work.

    LM: Oh Bob, you're such a tease, stop that!

    BB: Don't touch me Larry.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    LOL

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not a HH fan but... I bet you were cheering his ass off when he made that fumble in overtime.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Hunter busted his ass that entire game. I really don't ever want to watch him start at MLB ever again, but that was the best game he has ever played in a Bears uniform and he didn't get enough credit.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    +1 MBP

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    You can buy an authentic jersey of Levi Horn but not my man, Al Afalava?

    Who the f-ck is Levi Horn???

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    He's marrying that (abject) moron's daughter up in Alaska. Eh?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I see how you did that...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Nice.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    From SI:

    16. Will Julius Peppers elevate the Bears defense more than Jay Cutler did for the offense last year?

    For the second offseason in a row, the Bears went out and landed a franchise-type player whose acquisition created headlines and jacked up Chicago's playoff hopes, not to mention its payroll. But Bears fans have reason to be warier this time around about the difference-maker factor because Chicago with Cutler in 2009 actually fared two games worse (7-9) than it did without him in 2008 (9-7). You can look it up.

    Could Peppers use his fresh start in the Windy City to flash the kind of dominating, disruptive play he showed at times during his uneven eight-year career in Carolina? Absolutely. On paper, the Bears' defense is much improved with Peppers at one end, and his mere presence could have a welcome cumulative effect on the rest of Rod Marinelli's defensive line and pass rush. But didn't we say the same thing last year at this time about Albert Haynesworth making the rest of the Redskins' D-line that much better? And like Haynesworth, isn't Peppers a supremely talented player who has been accused of not always bringing the same level of motivation to his work each and every game? I rest my case.

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/don_banks/07/15/20.nfl.camp.questions/2.html#ixzz0uKGZBrHE

  • Not "That Christianity", Doc.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Just think of me as one of your crazy Uncle's.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Exactly: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/ross_tucker/07/21/favre/index.html

    I like Ross Tucker. Straight shooter.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..nice find..what an assmunch Farve is!...can you imagine what the HOF Elders are thinking...I think you revoke him into the Hall..I wish!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Word. Favre can throw it about with some high school kids, but doesn't need to work with his team? Tool.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Tucker is the second best thing about Sirius NFL radio.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    First? HS?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Gil Brandt - the guy has stories for days.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hahahahah: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago_sports_mob/2010/07/those-crazy-cubs-fans-pics.html

    Check out #14

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    S O busted.. damn.. just damn lol

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Peppers>J.Allen

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d8193c24b/Take-your-pick

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Let's do it this way...

    Which DE got OOOOWWWWNNNNEEEDDD last year by a first year tackle that was injured the entire previous year?

    aaaaand...

    Which DE just demolished into complete and total oblivion a pro bowl LT... to the point where he had to be replaced (I think he's still waiting on the national 'pride replacement' list).

    Question answered?

    Oh, and fuck Brett Farve, I honestly never hope anyone get

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Single-handedly owned. Blocked one on one. Best DE in the league my ass. I believe that would be a Bear. Hoo-ra!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Is it just me or does everyone hate that fucking rope thing he does when he sacks someone?

  • Really now.... That sucks.. because I don't like how we sign some people and we don't even see if they are ready or good.

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