At This Point, Why Bother?

The preseason has passed the highway exits marked Irrelevant, Joke and Fraud.  In San Diego last night, the Chargers lack of ticket sales led to the game being blacked out in the home market.  The Bears starters - specifically on offense - played half-a-dozen snaps and spent the remaining two hours and forty-five minutes staring at clipboards and computer printouts.

Don't bother analyzing what you saw last night, with two exceptions.  (1) Legedu Naanee's touchdown catch up the right sideline was made between a pair of starters in Zack Bowman and Chris Harris.  It is the kind of play the Cover-2 is designed to eliminate and yet it keeps happening to the Chicago Bears.  (2) Caleb Hanie looked tough, accurate and mobile.  He's a kid I would really like to see this organization continue to develop to the potential Mel Kiper envisioned for him on draft day.
With those exceptions, this preseason bullshit must stop.  Nothing is being established or developed.  Coaches don't want to show anything.  Players don't want to play.  Fans don't want to buy the tickets.  And the worst part?  The games are mostly non-competitive.  If we were going to watch the backups around the league battle and really fight for roster spots, I could muster some enthusiasm for the game itself.  But with the money being allocated to top draft picks and free agents, the preseason is a showroom for cars you're going to keep in the garage.  It's a battle for your ranking on the practice squad.
And how dare the NFL blackout a preseason game in any market.  How dare this league continue to force fans to shell out hundreds of dollars for an evening of low-rent football.  I hate the preseason but the fans who watch these games are among the most passionate and knowledgeable around.  They are the backbone of the league and restricting their viewing of even the meaningless preseason is the type of decision that reeks of the Park Avenue arrogance quickly becoming emblematic of Roger Goodell's tenure as commissioner.  
Successful preseasons are not determined on the field.  They are determined by morning after medical reports.  If you're healthy, you win.  That's it.  That's the whole deal.  And the Bears are healthy this morning.
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  • You know the game was scheduled all week to be on armed forces network, tape delayed so i could watch it here in japan, so I wait and wait, just for a chance to see our starters and new offense for five minutes, a glimmer after waiting 7 months. Then they don't show the game, WTF!!!

    Jeff you are on the money, this is a joke, bring on the 18 game season and cut it to two pre-season games, increase the rosters and let's start the season already.

    Nuff said, bring on September please.

  • In reply to shonbear:

    There's actually a pretty good solution if you live overseas: http://www.nfl.com/gamepass - it's expensive, but for $250 you can watch every single one of last year's games as well as all of this year's, live broadcast if you want to stay up that late (get up that early?). They've got an option for only seeing games for your team which is cheaper, like $100 for the year. It keeps me sane, that's for sure.

  • thoughts from the game:

    1. Pisa is an animal and is our starting linebacker
    2. Our passing game is going to be explosive this year because Knox, Hester and DA are going to thrive in this passing attack.
    3. running game was so so by the 1st teamers but we only saw a couple of plays so i'm not going to look too much into it.
    4. Peppers and the rest of the front 4 will be fine. Rivers only dropped 3 steps and immediately got rid of the ball. if he would have been hurt by Peppers in the first game by taking a 5 or 7 step drop Norv Tuner would have been killed.
    5. Seeing Harris get beat over the top that badly was unnerving. he looked really slow. like a black Steltz. it was only 1 play though so i'm not going to let it bother me too much.
    6. Major Wright, if healthy is the starter. he made some average plays but for a rookie he jumped in the fire and looked decent.
    7. Backup QB does bother me though because LePew is way out of his league. i know he doesn't get any reps but just the way he carries himself out there and how he throws the ball scares the shit out of me.
    8. Henry Melton had some good pressure and i think he will get better and better. he looked strong and fast.
    9. Seeing Urlacher, Briggs and Pisa out there felt great.
    10. Webb is absolutely brutal and will only continue to get other players hurt by being out there. He personally had a hand in 2 of our QB's getting mauled and one of them actually got hurt.

    overall, if cutty is healthy and no serious injuries on D we go
    10-6 or 11-5. if Cutler gets hurt we lose every game that he doesnt play. it was fun seeing Football back on tv!!!! go bearsssss.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    agreed, except for the Hitman thing. the reason why he got beat so badly is b/c he bit on a pump fake by P. Rivers (shit happens man). one lesson a movie taught me: "the ball can move faster than your feet."

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    No see if the Bears were playing man on that play instead of cover 2, Harris would have been watching the QB instead of worrying about the receiver entering his zone which would be his que to break on the ball. Instead, the corner played soft coverage anticipating Harris would be back there. Harris was concentrating on the WR instead of the QB. We have no ballhawks in our secondary, no speed, and flawed scheme with this personnel.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    But it's only preseason right guys? This shits been happening for years!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Oh, and Harris/Manning is the safety pairing we had in the superbowl when we got ripped apart in the secondary. Lovie made a mistake all right. Putting them back together at the expense of a very, very promising young linebacker. Harris has no upside, old and slow. Williams had it all. Looks like Wright/Afalava might be our only way forward.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    hold the phone Sweetness. Afalava's performance has dropped off like Vasher's. Let's give Harris a little more time to work and get settled before we start comparing him to Danieal Manning's performace as a ROOKIE in the superbowl.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    FQ, i'm not going to let it bother me. Harris and Bowman are still working on playing together. I just love seeing Harris make plays and thought that was going to be his first great play of the season. He will be fine though by the time the season rolls around.

  • I completely disagree with this. You can't say don't put stock in a preseason but then pick out the good points. If you are going to do that you have to look at both sides. Good or bad. Otherwise you are guilty of Lovieism. So if players don't want to play, coaches don't want to coach and players don't want to buy tickets then why get mad at the NFL to blackout games? The Bears are healthy? Ask Caleb Haine.

    I hate that fans and analyst or jumping for joy that Cutler went 2/2. 2 FOR FREAKING 2!!! I love Cutler but come on son. We need to see 9/10 and no INT with a TD. Then we can talk. 2/2?

    Forte whiffed by not picking up the safety blitz that led to Cutler being sacked. By fans who look the lovie colored glasses will say Cutler took the sack instead of throwing an INT (which is what I heard all night) Had Forte not had his dick in his hands, Cutler would not be munching on sod.

    It was nice to see Urlacher back but overall the D were hitting like pillows.

    Where was the pressure on the QB?

    Special teams first stringers?

    O line/Forte- either no lanes were created or do we have to question is again is Forte 100%

    All the reports said training camp the Bears looked good. Where was that last night.

    Hypocrisy by optimistic Bears fans is ugly and shows a blood relationship to Lovie/Jerry.

    Step ya game up!!!

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    I'll just re-post this to add to your argument vegas.

    I know this was only a preseason game and half these guys will be changing oil at the local Jiffy Lube in a couple weeks but still. This is still football and you still want to have a good performance.

    Did we get to the QB at all last night? First team second team, anybody? The pass rush must improve.

    How many sacks did our first and second team O-line give up? 7-8? They played like shit and almost got Hanie killed. And the run blocking, not so good.

    My biggest concern, the tackling and shedding blocks, the basic fundementals of football. Nobody tackled well exept Pisa last night, oh and Major(impressed by him so far)looked good, but too many missed tackles last night. The defense didn't shed 1 block last night. The ball was snapped and our guys were driven back 2-5 yards back on every play. The coaches need to shore that shit up!

    My guess is that Lovie runs one of the most softest camps around the league. No tackling allowed, no two a days, no Oklahoma drill. I asked Chris Harris via twitter if they do the Oklahoma drill and he responds with "Never!, if you can't tackle, you shouldent be in this league" really Mr. Harris no shit? Clearly you haven't been around the last few years cuz the Bears have been ranked near the bottom in defense. Oh and they just reintroduced blocking sleds this year?? Shore that shit up Lovie you boob!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    And what do you call the Briggs attempt on the chargers RB at the goal who then bounced out for a nice gain?

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    8 out of 10 times he makes that play. if you are worried about Briggs then you haven't been watching him for the last half of the decade.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Not worried about Briggs.. just reacting to the hypocritcal fan looking through Lovie rose colored glasses that this game did not matter. My point is we have work to do.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    just step back from the ledge vegas. Parts of the game mattered, other parts didn't. Quentin Scott missing tackles means nothing, Cutler not getting hurt means everything. Mayberry, Shaw and Malast in at LB at the same time not being effective means nothing. Shaw not getting hurt and now still being available for great performance on the special teams means everything. see where i'm going with this?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Very much... however Jeff Hughes started off with don't bother analyzing but did so himself. You have to take the good and the bad and critique. I get that none of this counts in the standing come Sept. But with all the chatter that we looked good in training camp, I would've like to seen some of that last night. You are 100% correct we don't need injuries. But we also must call out where the weaknesses were and demand they improve. But I am also working with a head coach that gives the appearance of not caring. I could be totally wrong in that assessment but history says since 2006, this team has been mediocre. And don't get me started on letting some key people go from this team to be replaced by boneheads. I just see a pattern of hey everything will work out and then come February we are the laughing stock of the league again. Call me a douche for wanting excellence every time. I can live with that!!

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    vegas - the douche comment was in direct reference to the hypocrisy comment and nothing more. Jeff pointed out the "bad" - Harris and Bowman getting smoked on a play that the cover 2 was designed to stop. and the "good" - his thoughts on the performance of our backup QB. what were you reading exactly? he was also referring to the mess that is the pre-season structure put forth by the league.
    Why is it hypocrisy to say that sucessful pre-seasons do not succesful seasons make. how is hypocrisy to mention some good and bad things that were noticed? it seemed like a gay comment considering no hypocrisy was evident. it's football man, not the war in the middle east.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    "Don't bother analyzing what you saw last night, with two exceptions."

    My problem was with this statement. Those that are optimistic seem IMO to cherry pick and not look at the game as a whole.

    Thanks for pointing out the wonderful revelation this is not war in the middle east. WTF

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Cutler going 2 for 2 for 57 yards and setting up a score on the first possession is also exactly what i want to see from my QB. you want your 9/10? then wait until the season counts before we risk the whole season by keeping jay in no matter what.
    The chargers are not idiots, they did 3 step drops the whole time while Rivers was in. Do you really think they would risk their season by testing Peppers? Defense forced 3 and out, Peppers busted up a screen play by getting good penetration and there were several other instances of pressure even on the 3 step drop.
    Who said Cutler was smart for taking a sack when Forte missed his block? The comment made was that Cutler tucked a ball in and ran it on a completely different play instead of throwing into pressure and risking an INT. what in the hell are you talking about?
    Special teams will be fine. they have been for over a half of a decade or haven't you been watching?
    If you've even been to this blog you will no that no one has any sort of rose colored glasses when it comes to what Lovie and the managment of the Bears do. This blog is a pretty good spectrum of the kinds of fans we have. you have just added another level to the spectrum of the blog. Do us all a favor and read the blog for a while before coming in and spouting nonsense or rubbish as Irish would call it. Just try to make more sense when you spit venom at us.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I wish Lovie had your fire. We would be a better team.

    One does not need to visit this or any other site to quickly find out who is on what side of the ball when it comes to views on the team.

    At the end of the day, we want to see the Chicago Bears hoist the Lombardi Trophy. We all have our views how we get there. Why we are fans. But anything short of a championship this season, I would hope ALL in this forum would agree Lovie and Jerry MUST go. Hope you agree and can chew on that venom.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    what you just wrote about regarding the trophy was not venom, that was a solid opinion. it is venom when you start a post by accusing people of being hypocrites even though the post in question was not hypocritical and then throw out your own views.
    ultimately we are all fans.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Ok, so here are my thoughts after last night

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm with you on not dismissing the Volcano. I thought he played solid and that interference call was questionable. He needs to turn his head in that situation though. I have a feeling at some point this year we'll need Afalava and he'll step up. Don't know how Steltz was ever above him.

    I shared my traumatic Major Wright story. I'm still in shock and awe about my neighbor's computer pic slide show and Wright's tin can wide dong. I've never been more badly served in my life. I'm happy to play the role of Major's Matt Suey regarding my neighbor, but can we please put the girth/penis nicks to rest? I want to root for this guy and focus on his play on the field, not off of it.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    ha! he was being interviewed about working with Marinelli and he was saying how Marinelli expects the best out of you and shit like that but all i heard was "blah, blah, blah, i have a pringles can down there son, blah, blah, blah...

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I have a pringles can down there son. Waffle is on fire.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    MB, please stop referring to Major Wright as Major Penis please, not cool in so many ways. lol

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    holy shit MB, i had to buy a fucking Kindle to read your post.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Do you feel better now?

    I envied you before the game cuz I knew you'd be there, but after, not so much. But it's fucking preseason, whud-uh-ya-gonna-do?

    Can't argue with most of your points, MB, solid analysis as always. Especially the part about SD clearly being better than us and a sure playoff team barring injuries.

    I live in North Oakland and invited some of my Raidah-fan buddies over for the game saturday night. I don't expect the Bears to somehow suddenly look like a playoff team, but the next three teams we play don't compare to SD, my friend.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And I was called a douche LOL

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    ?

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Do people not read in here?

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    You're an idiot. you're analysis consisted of "Bears are good". Fucking tool.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm just fucking around. Feel free to call him Dongy Kong, Tin Can, Penis Wright, Slide Show, Major Girth or whatever you want to.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Let's just call him Major Peen..

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Have a good one gents, I'm off to bed as I live the schedule of a vamp.

    brrrssss

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not to let Alfalfa off too easy but he's gotta work on his technique of covering the WR in the endzone when the ball is in the air.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Gaddammnit, vegas, stop being such a douche!

    kidding..

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    ROFLMAO!!!

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    That is a trademark of #16 Bears fan.

    Douche.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We had ZERO rushing first downs. That is bad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jeff, Do we really have time to wait for the first game to see if we can play? Because I am thinking Dallas, Green Bay, and other teams will be ready.

    Just our first game so, if they don't look better on the fourth preseason game then we need to prepare for a long season.

    BTW, if we get new management doesn't that mean we have to go into a rebuilding mode? How long does that take and who do we lose(players I mean) ?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Dallas haven't scored a TD in two games ....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Damn MB. I need to subscribe to MB on tape, so I can get through these takes while riding the train on my ipod.

    I don't agree about Alfalfa. His special team gaffe especially.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I know GP. I was pretty fucking fired up to actually be at a bears game man. Feel free to skip my long shit... you guys have heard the same guff from me for over a year anyway. Besides all the changes that have been made.... I unfortunately haven't seen much change (so far).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Why would you ever buy a Kindle Johnny? Common man, that's like putting a landline in your house.

    Just trying to provide some 'at game' color man. I know you, FQ, and Ben are keeping it positive, but I can tell you that without even going into any specifics about the game

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Actually I agree with what you said...

    But since I chose to blow up at the mouth, insult every fan and not show respect (at least that is what others feel) that voids my argument that this team still has work to do.

    Thin skin around here.

    Egos aside, the Bears have work to do. A 2/2 performance by Cutler does not give any other team reason to think the Bears are for real. Now this is all subject to change over the next several months but after hearing that training camp was productive this year, very few signs last night showed any evidence of that. (is that better?)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You and I are in total agreement about the state of the bear Vegas, that's not where the argument lies. It's not about thin skin man, it's that we're all on the same team here, just be cool. Trust me, if you stick around for the season you'll find that there will be plenty of Queen and Fudgie trolls who come on and talk smack to all of us. That's why we're protective one another here... besides the fact that the regulars have kind of become friends.

    You're a bears fan and you're more than welcome to join us of course, just make it an enjoyable interaction. Otherwise this place that we all come for a little like-minded break becomes a chore. That's why you're getting called #16 after another Bears fan who came on and attacked everyone. Just trying to avoid that shitty situation man. Ok, enough about this shit. Let

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fair enough MB. And my sincerest apologies to anyone that I offended.

    I am not a viqueen or fudgepacker lover btw.. I live and breathe Bears football just as you all do. I will do my best to tone it down. With that said, I can't promise it will be roses and daises every post. Ditka would never care for that!! Guess it's the old school that just wants to see us win and win with toughness and not this Lovie Dovie.. ok I need to simmer!!!

    BEARDOWN!!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Drama, Drama, Drama.. When did we turn into the Vikings ?

    Sheesh, Well, now that we have all moved on, I say by preseason four we will know something.

    Like someone said on here, depth will get you to a superbowl and by the looks of it we have no depth.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    i think my post shows up after the peace agreement was signed. let's blame that one on the blog technology of ChicagoNow. The kid is asleep the wife is out with friends and i just don't want to argue anymore. I just want to watch every preseason game i can.
    Vegas - i want to extend the olive branch and i don't want to take the focus of the blog now that the season is actually starting. over the summer we could have gone at it for entertainment value for months but it wouldn't be fair to everyone else to do it now so i am done stoking the fire. I agree with Bodhi that we are all on the same team. can we ever be blog friends? even if it is just for the sake of the kids?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Waffle.. sounds good.. One goal.. BEARS WINS :)

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    2 goals, no matter what happens, don't ever give out your address on the blog or any indication of who you are. we had the blog version of Hannibal Lecter on here awhile back. Let's just say he loved to rub raw pork shoulder on his victims while sporting a Sabol mask and a huge customized foam #1 fan finger that said "hi, i'm major wright. you won't have trouble going to the bathroom ever again. LOL OMG WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL get a free safety!!!!"

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Crap and my next post was to give out my cell phone # so people can keep in touch. Thanks for the save!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    if it makes anyone feel better regarding injuries the Cowgirls have 13 guys out with injuries.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    As much as we are down on the Bears, people in Detroit are giddy right now. Jahvid Best looks like a burner, fast and a top FF back right now.

    Suh lined up and they double teamed him all night, and Van Den Bosch and others had a field day. They mauled the O-line of Pitt. Steelers had many false starts, and a half dozen times 3 guys were in the backfield before Steelers could react.

    We'll see about this. Lions secondary looks as bad as ours does, but they will be bring front 4 pressure on opening day, barring injuries from here.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Aren't the Steelers notorious for having a pretty lousy O-line recently, as in the last couple of seasons?

  • In reply to jdawg:

    I agree, jdawg. They've been living on Big Ben's ability to shed tacklers and extend plays (and take a pounding in the process). Of course, that formula will be a little tough to execute for at least 4 games this season.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Flozell Adams.

    This year's Orlando Pace?

  • In reply to jdawg:

    +1
    And they have no RT this year on top of that. Dennis Dixon looks awesome though, and it's just as well he look like an accurate Michael Vick. He'll do better than Fatboy methinks.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    And, GP, I believe newly acquired Steeler tackle, Flozell Adams, showed why he is no longer a Cowboy by displaying all the mobility of a traffic cone.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Best scares me GPL. I think he's gonna be real good for years to come. Detroit did alot to improve during the offseason.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Jesus, am I bodhi?

    Fuck, I'm that guy huh? Maybe I should go back to being the brutal enforcer... that was a helluva lot more fun anyway.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    surfs, waxes poetic and shit, brutal when he has to be...vintage Bodhi.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jebus MB, I think you just gave me astigmatism! With you on everything there though. Especially re the LBs and Shabba. It just makes no sense that he's not in the top two starting positions. Fewer looks for Hester combined with full time returning duties would be the best way to use him - it's not like he's some receiving superstar that we should be mothballing Shabba for. 4 yards for the game. It's not like he doesn't need the practice, he should have to fight for the #1 spot, not have it handed to him the way Olsen had his handed to him last year.

    Speaking of whom - no one mentioned Olsen! As far as I know he wasn't injured and was dressed for the game. Our first round pick golden girl, and not *one* reception? Davis pulled in a beauty but it was called back for something. I guess there's no point in talking about gameplans because Martz isn't going to show anyone shit in the pre-season, ditto Marinelli. Martz to explode all over Detroit with his TEs?

    I'm going to give the O-line a pass until the Detroit game, especially the new guys who might have found NFL speed an eye-opener. San Diego's offense did pretty well considering they were missing their LT and #1 WR ...

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Everyone here just needs to calm down...

    I agree, I too cringed when our starting D was beat deep for six. But if there's one very important thing about preseason it's how bland the defensive looks are and how the players really seem to be just going thru the motions.

    I'll be the first to tell Lovie, JA, and co. where the door is in January when we'll probably be looking forward to '12; that being said it's the players who play and part of me still thinks that our front four will show marked improvement over last year come Sept. 12 and beyond.

    Specifically Tommy, all I had this offseason was this blog and my dvr. What I noticed was how much better our line started to look in the last few games, and how much of that was Tommie reaking havoc under the radar, no one was saying much about him but just watch that last minny game and you'll know what I mean.

    So in closing, naysay all you want(you know who are), skepticism is a beautiful thing which we are nothing without. But brace yourself gents, I'm sippin with Johnny on this stuff, and I think we may be in for one helluva ride.

    Bear the flyin fuck down.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    hold on: are you REALLY going to rag on lance briggs for that? yea he made a mistake, but seriously....you must think that b/c a starter is a starter, perfect football has to be played the whole 60 minutes. shit...i'll take Briggs over ANY of SD's linebackers. ANY. OF. THEM.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Chill FQ.. what did I say.. I am not worried about Briggs.. but come on son.. he gaffed... and as you said 8/10 he kills that play. You have to be critical of the bad and hype the good. MY POINT IS WE HAVE WORK TO DO. Where does that mean we need to be perfect 60 min????

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    then you could've said, "we have work to do." don't get me wrong b/c i said "this is the preseason" doesn't mean there's work to be done. really, kinda glad they were fuckin' up b/c the tape doesn't lie; now that there are concrete things to look at, the coaches can do their jobs and identify strengths & weaknesses, then go from there. expect major improvements wk. 2

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    LOL FQ.. look at my post at 1029 am.. what was the last thing I said :)

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    i meant from the jump lol. and appreciate the banter. #BearDown

  • In reply to Joseph:

    * Any anlysis of where we are as a team is indeed pointless in pre-season.

    * If that was Harris 'covering Naanee's TD then losing Jamar Williams for him is looking worse and worse. And before anyone says 'it was just one play' - he looked like a rookie ... in an Arabic developmental league for the physically challenged. It was a shortened field. No excuses. Terrible.

    * Some of us were watching different games. Hanie was indecisive, held onto the ball too long and does not look like a starting NFL QB. Dennis Dixon looks like a starter. Sage Rosenfels looked like a starter. They're backups. And we don't have one worth a damn. The biggest gap on our team isn't at safety, or guard, it's the QB position. Cutler goes down and you can stick a fork in our season. Aaron Rodgers looked like Joe Montana by the way, but if he goes down they're also done. The Vikes have the edge over us due to having two QBs.

    * The Bears are healthy ?

    We lost the following players who didn't return :

    Craig Steltz (ankle)
    Major Wright (finger)
    Hunter Hillenmeyer (foot) - albeit no loss there.
    Caleb Hanie (shoulder)
    Johnny Knox (leg?)

    We're already facing the following existing injuries :

    Danieal Manning - sore hamstring
    Josh Bullocks - leg injury
    Mnau - Knee
    Earl Bennett - Hamstring

    Anyone have the game on tape ? Let us know how our backup linemen did. Webb looked like he struggled.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Is the developmental league a preparation for Arabian Football? Because I think they'd have a serious blackout problem.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    And the cut-off for beer sales is midway through the 15th century.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    LOL.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hey bearsvegas, that you #1? Heeeeeeeeeees back!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Totally Murph. I can't stand clows who show up for the very first time talking smack and showing no respect. It's bad enough to have fucking viking and GB fans coming on talking smack, not even sure what to say about our own fans doing the same worthless shit.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    ha! murph, besides his intense desire to see us get a true top tier FS, #16 may have consumed more bears kool-aid than even myself. plus there weren't any of the tell-tale signs of #16 except the use of "ROFLMAO!!!". I believe that Vegas will become a productive member of this blog and even though his first post was kind of Rocatansky-ish and inflammatory i feel that we will all learn to coexist. I too started my blog career by calling Jeff a motherfucker after the infamous Vick, Briggs, Matt Jones, morals discussion. now we all get along and contribute.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I will not come in here and pull a Dez Bryant and carry any ones pads!

    I may have not been here long but looks like this blog has not been around long either. We all were fans long before the internets came around and right now I want more from our team. If this means I step on other fans toes and soft egos, then so be it.

    As I've stated, I just as everyone here wants a trophy. I am just frustrated with what Lovie has done to our team. When we don't hit hard, miss tackles or win a game, it has Lovie's stink all over it. In too many other forums online, I see people sticking up for mediocrity and that is where I get inflammed in my comments.

    I'd rather be a clown talking smack then a blind sheep following the flock.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Dude, Vegas, there's a difference between being an asshole and disagreeing with a positive outlook.

    There are as many pessimistic posts as there are positive ones. This blog, and most of the guys who've posted above, have been here for years. Just be respectful, we're all on the same team and we all want the same thing.

    Just be cool and you

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    c'mon man - not one person on here is part of any flock that lacks sight of what is going on. Not one person on here doesn't recognize the faults of the management, coaching and players of the Bears. When you make fucking stupid comments like you just did AGAIN it makes it hard to even want to listen to you. What the fuck does rookie hazing and not carrying pads have anything to do with you not making sense on the point of your initial post which called out a guy (Jeff) for saying something that he didn't fucking say and us for somehow having some sort of bias to Lovie Smith and JA? it doesn't make sense. It's in print Vegas, there are no words to support any claims of hypocrisy. Then you make a good point and voice your frustration which we all have done followed by another stupid comment that somehow you wanting more from Bears management and the team somehow pisses off other fans and their egos? what the fuck does that even mean? How does our mutual desire to have a good team and you voicing your opinion that you want more production from the Bears bruise anyone's ego? Nonsensical writing. Who is sticking up for mediocrity here in this blog? tell me who is fucking standing up for mediocrity? Tell me who doesn't want more pieces to come together when it comes to the team? Name them right now. what is the point of attacking guys on this blog who see both the positive AND negative and enjoy talking about both? who cares what they do on yahoo message boards and fannation and whatever other fucking blog exists out there. we are here, your comments about other blogs don't translate to what we do here and your accusations and insults don't apply either. You aren't some one eyed king of football clarity in the middle of a nation of fairweather pussy fans here Vegas so don't tell us we are blind sheep if we can see some good things along with the bad when it comes to the bears. Don't be a clown talking smack here, that why we have Rockatansky, be a bears fan and have some fucking respect for the other fans on the blog.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    or i'll call #16 and instruct him to come to your home or work when you least expect it. Who knows what he'll do to your beautifully tanned Vegas rear end.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Devin Aromashodu is not a one-year wonder: It doesn't matter if Jay Cutler or Caleb Hanie is the quarterback, Aromashodu is a dependable target, with excellent hands. Not only did Aromashodu display courage and toughness on two red zone plays in the second quarter -- one being a seven-yard touchdown reception -- he also showed big play potential by turning a third-quarter grab into a 47-yard gain. Johnny Knox certainly stood out by grabbing two early Cutler passes, but Aromashodu looked like the best receiver on the field Saturday night for either team.

    Why does this man not start...?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    * And why is Brandon Marshall not starting opposite him ?

    * And why isn't Eric Olsen on our roster instead of Pepe le Peu?

    * Ditto Jamar Williams & Brandon Rideau.

    * Anyone else have a horrible feeling we don't see Manu this year?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Manu's practicing today

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Sign a Back-up QB. ASAP. I'm reading positive reviews of Hanie's performance. I was there and I left with a worried mind. I'm baffled by how anyone could feel "comfortable" with this kid as our back-up. God forbid JC goes down for any etended period. I have no faith that this kid could actually keep the ship afloat.

    O-Line looked like shit in pass protection and against the run. Blown off the ball 80% of the game.*

    *Preseason = thier backups looked better than our backups.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Ok, good. I'm glad you saw the same thing I did Matty. 1st team Oline just looked weak... that was the most glaring thing I saw.

    We've known we needed a 'real' back up QB since last year. Hanie makes a decent 'emergency 3rd'

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1 on "emergency 3rd"

    I'm bummed we didn't meet up in the lot for pregame MB. Missed most of the lot scene with the nephew in town. Went right in to watch warm ups and get a closer look at the boys.

    BTW Pep looks gooood in navy & burnt. He's one big sob. Awesome report on the game in previous post.

    mmmmbearsss.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/danpatrick/?eref=sihp

    See that's the absurd hypocrisy in the name of righteous piousness I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yep, knew this would come up. I don't see anything wrong with a grown man trying to improve the image of the league. I also don't see a problem with RR telling Dungy to take a flying leap. That's what boys do.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I just can't stand that act Trac. It's great that dungy is such a good guy and that his beliefs drive him to do good things for others, just don't try to force your morality on others... since we're all human and no one's perfect. Anyway, not a big dungy fan myself... as an NFL personality... I am a fan of dungy the man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    One could easily say Rex is trying to force his morality on others. I really could care less what either of them have to say to be quite honest. I guess I only commented on the comment, just to comment.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Good comment

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Season's over based off this last saturdays performance. Plus, we learned something we didn't already know: Chargers are better than the Bears.

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Weekend-postgame-thoughts.html

    Thank God we actually have to play 16 real games, I can'take much more of this shit.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Wow. Just wow. Remember that these guys are blogging because they didn't see fit to get the education that is required to get a real job. It's just for shits and giggles. Look at the gems this particular tool has for us. And I quote. Ahem ....
    "They showed virtually no pass rush and the secondary gave up too many plays."

    > So that wasn't Julius Peppers collapsing the line on his own? And how does one demonstrate a pass rush against a quick-release offensive gameplan Mr. Gabriel ? Apologies for not having Mighty Mouse in at DE this week.

    "Saturday they didn

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Didn't you say depth wins superbowls Irish?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Yup, but I can't prove it ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Amen, Irish.

    After we win a preseason game convincingly against the likes of oakland or cleveland are these same guys gonna scream Superbowl-Super-Bears?

    I'll reserve my judgement til it counts.

    seously.. heh heh

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Fantasy Football watch :

    Victor Cruz. NYG. Who?

    6 Recs 145 yards 3 TDs. Against the #1 defense in the NFL. That's who.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I was gonna pick him up and he isn't listed on the roster.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Okay, how did I not see Joseph's post?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If his dad wasn't Buddy Ryan, do you think we'd ever have heard of him?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1
    Anyone think Dennis Dixon looks better than Fat Boy by the way ...?

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    I thought 10 for 17, around 150 yards, 1 impressive TD throw across his body placed in a tight spot on the run, and 1 int was pretty damn good for Hanie's first preseason game. All that with an o-line that was getting pretty dominated and a pocket that collapsing quickly. Looking forward to seeing what he does in the next games. I'm not saying he's the greatest backup, but I think he is a legit backup. Bulger would have been done after that hit Hanie took to his shoulder. I guess I'm in the minority. We'll have to wait and see.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I'm with you Crown, just think we need another back up. Lepew is a multi-year project... at best.

    Also: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0816-pompei-film-session--20100815,0,4133184.column

    Maybe I'm the only one that sees a lot of talent in Alfalfa. This guy gives Lepew a pass re: his performance because of his lack of practice reps, but not Alfalfa? The mistakes Alfalfa made were rust/cobwebs in my mind. Get the guy back on the field and get him reps and he'll beat out anyone behind Harris... and maybe even Harris. My $.02 anyway. Major Penis for FS.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I can call Webb a project based on his size, but I can't call Lepew even a project. Looks like a wasted pick that should have been used on another o-lineman.

    +1 on the Volcano.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Who says Hanie's not done after that hit. He was on the ground for like 10 min. Left the game and left the field in a sling. I'm looking forward to seeing if he even PLAYS in the next games.

    All I'm saying is if Cutty goes down so do our dreams of a winning season. Point blank. Period. End of story.

    I'm not saying he didn't do some good things. I'm just saying I don't feel confident that he can lead this team if the shit hits the fan.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    i would definitely take Rex Appeal over Hanie. Cutler is not going to get hurt because then i would have to fall on my sword and i'm too pretty to die.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    You got that right Matt. The dreaming part that is. I think reaching the playoffs are starting to look like a dream. My biggest concern was the fact that Riviera was so easily able to dial in his defense to disrupt our offense. If he can do it, you better believe every other team we play will as well.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    In fairness Trac, if you look at what our first team offense did - we marched down the field and scored on that Rivera defense no problem. People confuse our success in 2006 with Rivera being around. Nothing to do with Tommie, Lac, Mike Brown, Peanut, Vasher et al.

    So he confused our rookies and backups when SD came out on the next drive. That's no surprise. Our defense forced Rivers three and out at the first ask. Rivera has been the weak point on that team and the reason for their relative failure with such a high powered offense. Top offense that can't nail the business end shut in the playoffs because of their D. We wouldn't be any better off with him in Chicago.

    Co-ordinators get too much credit if you ask me. Occasionally a guy comes along with something new, it works, everyone copys it and gets loads of credit when they suddenly have great players to carry it out. Big deal. Don Coryell - genius. Bill Walsh - genius. Joe Gibbs/Marty Schottenheimer/whoever, take your pick - copycats with strong rosters.

    Buddy Ryan was no genius either. How could a DC fail with the roster we had in '85? You could get a child picking plays randomly with that front seven plus Fencik and Duerson and we would have destroyed people. Let's not forget he's responsible for costing us our perfect season in '85. He blitzed the whole game just to drive Ditka crazy. It worked. But we got beaten by one of the dumbest QBs ever to play in the NFL, Dan Marino, a guy who couldn't handle the heat when he faced a good game-planning defense. A big, fat ego cost us the perfect season.

    Rivera hasn't done shit. He got to a superbowl based on the roster he had, then he shit the bed and couldn't adjust when the heat got turned up. That's when you measure a guy's worth - when he's at the head table playing Peyton Manning. Gameplan that Rivera. He failed. He's gone. Good. Let's see what Marinelli does this year before we plant him too.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Is that why the Chargers never get that far in the playoffs?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    i'm watching the Vikings Rams game right now. Listening to the announcers is the equivalent of choking through Sean Jensens reporting skills from Bourbonais. truly special.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Big bird needs to sit the fuck down.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I understand the Love Irish....and the hate(Riviera). I am going to wait till the Detroit game before casting any more pearls.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    That's what it's all about Trac. Detroit. Week one. All the guff we spew on these threads, all of the opinions, questions, concerns ... most of them will be addressed in week one. I'll give whatever O-line they throw out six weeks to get something going. Mr. Suh is a great test for us. He'll let us know where we stand.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Pringles needs surgery on his index finger. I almost lost my index finger once, in Tijuana. Long story.

    Hanie is shot, probably for the rest of pre-season, and so we watch La Favor, Le Pew, whatever - stink it up for the rest of the pre-season. Every other team seems to have played the starting QB into the mid-2nd Q, we pulled out after one drive because Chico decided to stick it to Lovie. Nice. That instills confidence, doesn't it?

    Looks like off-season conditioning didn't do shit. Hunter will probably get cut so he can have more time to bang his new wife and do Vidal Sassoon commercials. He'll get replaced with his less banged up clone, Kevin Malast.

    17 carries for 32 yards. God dammit. We better shred the Raiders at home using the run. Give us some fucking hope.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    We'll hook it up next time Matty. I actually almost missed going myself... totally blanked and forgot it was my pops 70's bday that day. Glad I got there though.

    If you ever decide to go check out a chargers game (I'd love to see the real MB30 play but the game's at arrowhead this year), let me know.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Wasn't our opening drive kept alive by several SD penalties. I also don't think we will be able to throw for 30 and 14 yards every time we need to. The way I see it, I still waiting to see something I can hang my hat on. Oh well, whats 3 more weeks.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Penalties on the defense are all on Rivera. That's his bag. Penalties keep most drives alive. We can't make excuses for opposing defenses and say that "if the defense hadn't given away that penalty on 3rd and 7 ... " then where do you stop? If my aunty had balls she'd be my uncle. as we say ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    My point Irish is that I would prefer to see the Bears take the first down instead of being given it. I know these things my friend.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Nice to see them with all the penalties though, eh? That's a positive. Pre-season or not, we didn't mess up in that area. That's all good.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nope, I think Alf has talent too (oh yeah, I did that) - I think he and Wright are the FS/SS combo of the future once the DM experiment ends and Harris goes on his Gridiron Greats book signing tour.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    that hit was so big i thought it was Major Wright's peeper. hee hee, that was ridiculous.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I guess I'm looking more from my backup than a guy that can play crash test dummy longer than the next guy. I want the Steve Young backup to Joe Cool.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    I'm on that boat with you Matt. Between Bulger, Rosenfels, Trent Green, whoever, we should have pulled the trigger on a dude that knows his way around the NFL. Hanie is not a starter, and you need your backup guy to be a starter (so to speak). We should have jumped all over Rosenfels when Favre was still faffing around in the off-season. There were 3 QBs ahead of him on their depth chart. Angelo couldn't do anything because he'd have to cut the prick he just drafted (instead of Eric Olsen). Funny how all of our problems eventually end up back at Angelo's desk. Cock master.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Bulger plays for the Ravens now.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Bring it on Vegas, a little smack livens it up. We're all on the same side anyway.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    That's what I was thinkin' Murph. No avatar. New medication.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Good one

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    damn i love your one-liners mbp

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    probably not the same doc. Maybe next year.

    Be safe out there man, it's a fucking jungle.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    What the...?

    The NFL NETWORK is now running a "Programming Alert" crawl over this Bengals-Bronocs game (that refuses to end) saying "Vikings-Rams next at 10p EDT"!!!!!

    Damn and DOUBLE damn!

    NFL Netork, call your proctologist to get your head OUT OF YOUR BUTT!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    INSTANT REPLAY coming up shortly on WGN (10:40 EDT).
    I'm sure there will be plenty of Bear coaches' sound bites to make us laugh.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Well, so much for PROGRAMMING ALERTS. Bears-Chargers starting on NFL NETWORK as we speak!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    just watched the beginning of the Bears game again. I promise everyone that didn't see it. Peppers blew up his offensive tackle 2 times in a row and if Rivers held the balls both times an extra .25 of a second on his super quick drop he would have had his own tackle crashing into him both times. Peppers then proceeded to blow up a screen pass by a quick rush. He will be fun to watch this year.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I saw that too Johnny. I also thought Lance Louis looked good at first and if Kreutz would have had had that block on that counter Forte would have been gone. After that.. I fell asleep. Ohh and Was Major Pringle Can talking shit after a tackle? lol

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    How was Kreutz' speed ? That's all I need to know, cos if that ego can't block his lane on a counter then there's no point in running the counter.

    and as for Major Pringles ... let's hope his nickname isn't Major Shite by week two ....

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    lol this has "over-reaction" written all over it.

    the thing you're forgetting is this is the first time our boys have done live hitting since December (that's 8 months). you stop doing a physical activity for 8 months and you're bound to get rusty. the reason ppl don't put that much stock into preseason is b/c the bread & butter plays are not there (Martz called a weak offense w/ no timing routes & moved the ball 71 yds).

    and Cutty? he could have thrown the ball into coverage on 3rd and 6, but what did he do? pull it down, scrambled for 3, and got a FG. THAT'S something to build on....as for everything else, wait for the other 2 games, then revisit this post.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    San Diego was off for the same 8 months and they did some hitting. What was the point of training camp.? Thanks for the excuses.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    hmmm....

    1) not making excuses. it is what it is
    2) if you want to take your stock into backups playing football, then i have a very interesting AFL game you should watch :-/
    3) san diego had about 15 (and i'm not exaggerating) penalties. THAT'S something to worry about, not tackling.

    you're sweating over small shit bro in the FIRST PRESEASON GAME! lol calm down before you blow a blood vessel in the brain.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Ok FQ.. I will eat crow if we win the Super Bowl, because anything less and Lovie and Jerry must go. If you like mediocrity, which has what we've seen since 2006, then more power to you. This is football bro... better yet Chicago Bears football.. Browns, Lions have your same attitude and where are they?

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    lol i see your point, but all i'm saying is....wait until the reg. season to make definitive judgements man

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    FQ.. I will try but forgive me if my patience runs thin with this team. Thanks for the banter. End of the day.. BEARDOWN!!!!!!!

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    I would think a playoff win would give Lovie security.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I hope not Jeff. Lovie's time is up. Bottom line, until he and JA are jettisoned, we will be mired in mediocrity.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    You're right, but I wish you weren't.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    All true, Blogfather, ALL true, however...

    We can rant all we want but the "900 Pound Gorilla" of Pro Sports foists these travesties upon us BECAUSE IT CAN!

    Remember when it was a 14 game regular season with, oh my GAWD, SIX exhibition, er, pre-season games?

    Personally, I think it's a mistake to go to 18 games. The body count for a 16 game season + playoffs is already too high, in my opinion.
    Of course, I ALSO think they should drop 2 of these god-awful practice tilts but I'm not silly enough to believe THAT'S ever gonna happen without going to 18 regular games.

    BTW, if anyone thinks the 18 game season is happening because the FANS want it then I have a bridge in Brooklyn and some land in the Everglades I would like to discuss with you.
    2 more weeks worth of games means Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN get to pony up several hundred million dollars more, each.

    The NFL wants what it wants to the point that if it means shutting down the game in 2011, so be it. The owners are all such a bunch of spoiled children they can't even decide AMONG THEMSELVES how to divvy up the loot, let alone come to an agreement with the Players Association.

    NFL OwnersAttitude: "The fans are sheep. They'll be back. Hell, they buy $100 pizzas at games for crissake! LOL!"

    As for blackouts, well, in FIELD OF DREAMS it was:

    "If you build it, he will come."

    In the NFL it's:

    "If you don't come, we don't show it."

    Oh, that includes YOU Mr. or Ms. Armed Services who might want to be able to see their team if they happen to have a chance in between dodging rockets, bullets, bombs and lord knows what other kind of mayhem on behalf of this country all over the globe.

    Apparently, the NFL's concept of "Support our men and women in uniform" is more along the lines of "Thanks for your service and F.U. very much".

    Careful, folks. Don't trip over my soapbox on your way past.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    A fine and fully justifiable rant, Al.

    I am also absolutely with you that 16 games is plenty.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'm usually with you Irish, but I thought Hanie was the exact opposite of indecisive. He was cool and collected in the pocket, was patient in waiting for routes to develop, used his feet to make and extend plays, was extremely accurate and aware in the pocket, made plays when the pocket collapsed, and showed his strong arm. Rosenfels was playing the Rams.

    I thought the best aspect of the game was Major Wright. He seems to know where the ball is going, takes good angles, solid in help run D, was confident, and tenacious. He hurt his hand 2 plays before he was taken out, and then wrapped up the RB for a short gain with that injured finger and wanted to stay in.

    The Pepe pick seems misguided and they should have picked up another o-lineman. He looked slow, lost, and didn't seem to have much of an arm or physical ability. Hoping Tice will magically fix this unchanged unit w/o adding any other pieces that can contribute immediately is taking a huge shot in the dark.

    Mammoth Webb is a long-term project. He obviously needs to learn how to bend and work on his foot quickness.

    Most of the injuries look minor; hopefully that's the case. Knox was chillin on the sideline, so I think he's fine.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I must have only been paying attention to the bad stuff Crown. I'd love a tape of that game to see what how the backup linemen were handling things though. The D will get used to tackling again. I hope.

    Wow, one pre-season game and this thread gets shot-up with PCP. I'm going to do some deep breathing exercises and cancel my appointments before I check out MB's essay down below. Amphetamines, MB ?

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    man, you sound like a douche. We're just a bunch of guys talking bears shit and you are pull out a line like "hypocrisy by optimistic bears fans is ugly".
    You're comment smacks of a disgruntled Packers or Vikings fan. Rock is that you?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    As Jack would say, "you can't handle the truth!" Take off your Lovie rose colored glasses and holler back when we have the Lombardi Trophy.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    And you just proved my point on the hypocrisy tip... I thought we were here talking shit.. when you talk shit EVERYONE sounds like a douche!!! Guess it's true it's all fun and games until someone's shit gets in your eye. Nut up or shut up!

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    talking bears shit is different than just talking shit and not making sense. read some of my posts from the past and stop making comments like Nut up or shut up, you sound like you are from Vegas or something.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Ok waffler. thanks

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    no problem Vegas, anytime you want to make a dumb comment that has nothing to do with the point you are trying to make i'll be here to mention the idiocy of it.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Not than anyone is going to be particularly interested in my gut instinct but I'm going to kick it up a notch with as few words as possible.

    1. Our O-line is so weak that Martz wisely kept our starters in for only one series.

    2. We are in trouble. Our secondary still has major question marks with the possible exception of Major.

    3. Third and long will haunt this defense again this year.

    4. We still have zero running game.

    5. Hold onto your part time jobs gents, Sundays may be the worst day of the week again.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    But Trac.. it's only one game. What a douche.

    (being sarcastic of course)

    I could not agree more.

    Cue Waffler to come with his what a shitty statement to make Trac.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    I like everyone on this blog as long as they are Bears fans. I disagree with some, most of the time and most, some of the time. Waffle is ok with me and Hell so is Brownie. I have been very optimistic leading up till last night because that's all I had to go on. What I saw was a team that doesn't have the depth to accomplish what I hoped they could. This team may luck into a playoff spot but they will have to be damn lucky. The Power rankings I've been looking at without my glasses on are now coming into focus.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Jersey Shore - Trac has a history on this blog of offering actual value.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I was just thinking that, Trac. One series for Cutler? He needs to be working on the timing thing ... but Lovie *wisely* pulled him out of there before he got killed. I saw Cutty tuck it and chew dirt. That's all I wanted to see. He learned something at least.

    Anyone see Rodgers? He was scary accurate.

  • Sd - i love this outlet for Bears fans. i was watching the game last night with a couple of beers and a pizza and a baby fast asleep and i was actually pissed at the NFL network for screwing alot of you guys out of watching the game, good performance or bad.

  • LOL I am such that! I will admit my grammar is pathetic so I should fit "wright" in :)

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    I find these LOLs suspicious.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    I vow in the future to never again wait for the NFL Network replay of our first preseason game. Nor will I leave the blog for a few hours when the new kids are coming out of the wood work.

    Reading these posts has been like a breath of fresh air... Boy do I miss the hatred.

    I will have plenty to chime in on tomorrow morning... when I'm actually getting paid to express my opinion. By my employer, that is.. not anyone who would actually be happy to hear I spent 6 hours surfing the internet.

    #16, or whoever shall replace him, it's go time.

    By the way, I'm fine with 2/2.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Man, am I late to the party. The fur was flying like crazy and by the time I get to the last post it's fucking Kumbaya Mother Fucker. Welcome to the board Vegas. What they said. It's a great group and some of us (I might be the worst offender) sip the kool aid once in a while but none of us are chugging it.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Imagine if Jay would have been 1/2 or 0/2.

  • hahahahahaha that was funny shit. here's a tidbit for you:

    Colts lost to the 49ers 34-17. why is this significant? it was 10-0 before Peyton Manning left the game. you want to say Indy is going to suck this year?

    *thinking*

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Great point FQ.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Their back up (painter) threw 3 count 'em 3 INTs - we'll see if he's still the back up next week.

    Also was their entire starting oline in for pretty much all of the first half FQ? Doubt it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    watching the game now; everybody's in except for beekman for kreutz (and that's a BIG difference). besides beekman, everybody else is looking decent (except for lance louis not blocking his guy on the CT strip)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'm going to watch again tomorrow FQ. I reserve the right to append and/or augment my comments then. I hope I see something I didn't at the game man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yea i DVR'ed it so i could look back and see the improvements (if any) next week

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    FQ, i'm watching it again and Beekman is getting worked. even on Hanie's TD throw he had to get the fuck out of the pocket because beekman got driven back 4 yards. big drop off from Kreutz

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Fark. So he didn't just suck as a guard. How did the backups do ? Asiata ? Did Webb look bad all the time ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Asiata was just regular. nothing big, but no mistakes. Webb is just like Tice said: a project. he has A LOT to learn (moreso that he can't use his body to bail him out...he needs technique to go along w/ it)

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I didn't see the game so take this with a grain of salt but ... Keep in mind SD blitzed 80% of the game. Who does that in their 1st exhibition game? A scorned lover perhaps? No game planning etc. If it were a real game and they were doing that, don't you think Martz/Cutler would have some answers? I do. Not saying we don't have OL problems but a few big gains and their D would have backed off a bit. Not worried about ST's. I don't care who we have as a backup, if Cutler's out, we're screwed. I have nothing against Rex but that ship has sailed. The fans made his life so miserable he can't and won't ever come back.

    Bring on the Raiders!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I thought about the scorned lover angle too. I'll buy your argument until I see a pattern emerging CB.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    You don't care who we have as a back-up? I mean hey, I agree. If Cuntler goes out with a serious injury...sure. We're screwed. But what about a rolled ankle, or concussion (O-Line) etc.? even if he has to only be out 1 week or two. From what I see, you can chalk those up as L's fo sho! I'll reference our most recent opponent...If Rivers goes down with a serious injury. Sure, they are shot. But if he needs 1,2 even three weeks out. They're backup QB is more than capable of leading them to a couple W's.

    Caleb, not so much...Please sign a real back-up QB... preferably one whose played in the NFL...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada,

    I know it

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Quarterback Caleb Hanie and safeties Major Wright and Craig Steltz will miss Saturday's game vs.the Raiders. None of the injuries is considered serious.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=5467359

    "None of the injuries are considered serious" Except Caleb can't even whipe his own ass!... Sign a real back-up!

    Ok, I'll drop it.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Eh, we cut Mike Teal/Teel .. so we have Pepe and Cutler right ? Quick roster check ... yes, we have 2 QBs right now. Crappy pass protection means we can't leave Cutler out there for too long or the season is in jeopardy before it starts. Le Pew will get killed. Who's our emergency QB ? I hope it's Olsen ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish - I think you're on to something there...
    Although, maybe LePew should be the emergency QB based on Saturday's game.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    If the Fridge was healthy we could ask him to play qb for us..

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    If Jay goes down for the count, I would pay to watch the Fridge chuck the ball around. The season will be over anyway so why not enjoy it?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    How about Jimmy Mac? Just for shits and giggles.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    This rookie WR on the Giants Victor Cruz is having a monster game. 6 catches 145yrds 3 td's.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Oh, and here's another point. Am I the only one that notices when ever the Bears score, they let their opponent just march down the field on the very next possession to re-take the lead. Where is the defensive pride our team used to have? I remember not too long ago when a field goal would hold our team over for at least 2 possession's, because our defense actually took the field and stopped somebody.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I'm starting to believe Dent's comment that the Bears are gonna score a lot of points but won't be able to stop anyone. Hope he's wrong.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    The fans caused Rex's problems? I'd say it was more to do with the fact that he's not a leader of men and soils his sheets when the game counts.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yeah, no doubt Rex wasn't the answer. However, the fans and media were like rabid dogs. Boo a guy in the first practice in camp? Please. I don't care how shitty a guy is unless he's a total dick like the Cadester, they don't deserve that treatment.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Also, not only did DA have a solid game he also had a 20 yard settle route overthrown badly by Hanie. it feels good to know he has picked up where he left off with what easily could have been a 100 yd game and only playing about half of the game.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny.. the guy doesn't start. He can't be good and the coaches know it.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Forte outran Kreutz pulling in front of him. That would have been a huge gain. Also i noticed Asiata is terrible at down blocking. Omiyale bad.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Then that was Forte's bad ... what, he's trying to prove he's faster than his blocker ?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Well, at least whoever (whomever?) said they'd come out "looking like they had just been introduced to each other" was wrong.
    Huh? What!? OK, yeah, that was ME.

    I do echo the sentiment that Aromashodu seemed to pick up right where he left off at the end of last season and is clearly the Bears' best wideout. Lovie continues to add to his legacy of flat out STUPID personnel decisions by not starting him.

    WGN's Rich King basically MOCKED the Bears' coaching staff on INSTANT REPLAY for using Jay for all of ONE series and TWO passes (By contrast, Aaron Rogers had 13 pass attempts in the Pack's first tilt). Going up against a 3-4 likely influenced that as Bear broadcasters Sam Rosen and Erik Kramer pointed out the Bears had not scrimmaged against the 3-4 alignment. Still, Lovie looks like a complete butt-wipe when he says it was all "according to plan" after saying earlier in the week the starters would "play into the 2nd quarter".

    As usual, the Bears think their "plans", even those for practice games, are akin, security-wise, to THE MANHATTAN PROJECT.

    Still no details available on INSTANT REPLAY on how bad Caleb was dinged or ANY of the injuries for that matter.

    I'd like to call Hanie "Green Acres" in honor that show's "Mr. Haney", played by long-time Gene Autry sidekick, Pat Buttram, who was forever selling Eddie Albert's "Oliver Wendell Douglas" some kind of worthless piece of crap. GREEN ACRES was always worth watching just to see Eva Gabor in a negligee.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    50% of our games this year are agaisnt 3-4 teams. WTF is Lovie waiting for ? Why wouldn't at least 30% of your snaps not be agaisnt a 3-4 alignment in practice? Y'know, practice like how it's going to be. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I liked Eva more than Zsa Zsa as well...still my favorite from that show was Arnold...I love pork roast! Would loved to have lived in "Hooterville" too!

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    Eva vs Zsa Zsa. That is no contest. Part of the joke of the show was Mr. Douglas (usually) being so oblivious of his stunning bride.

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    Kyle Orton was impressive in his preseason debut, throwing two touchdown passes in three series

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Reporters, and not just the queer ones, got all ga-ga and asked Tim Tebow for his autograph at the after-game conference. They must have Elway dreams in their head, I lived in Denver and the press corps there wear kneepads for Pat Bowlen.

    Reporters with negative, critical edges like Mully and Melissa Isaacson would not be tolerated. It's blow the Broncos or be unemployed. So it didn't shock me.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Huh... interesting. Still, would love to have him as our back up right about now GP. Don't thing the guy will ever lead a team to the SB by himself, but he's a solid QB and a good guy (from all accounts).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Definitely a nice. dependable young man. Seems to have a weak-ass arm on him though. There's a major difference between his 'bullets' and say a laser from Flacco or Cutler.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I believe those reporters, when identified, were banished from the locker room.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    In the back of my mind....I think we did that guy wrong. I like Jay but I always thought Orton did his best and really loved the Bear's.

    I hope Jay makes me forget about him like I forgot about my high school gf by sleeping with her sister lol

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Who was better, the gf or her sister?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Definitely the sister. She was really hot and really good.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I guess that's better than having Major Wright make you forget about Orton.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    That's Major Penis to you Johnny.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hee hee

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    As backups go, yes. I'd take him over lepew anyday.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Would you take him over Hanie? I definitely wouldn't. The Bears Grossman ship has sailed. I never want to see Grossman wearing a Bears uni again. I'd take a present Bernie Kosar over him. Many don't know that Sexy suffers from an acute form of dwarfism that makes it hard for him to grip and control the ball.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Bernie rocked ! I loved Bernie! "Bernie, bernie ! Whoa baby, superbowl ..."

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    In college, a housemate from Cleveland had a Minah bird. God damn thing would say "Ko-sar" "Ko-sar" all fucking day long, followed by "suck it". It was funny the first 1,000 times, then it got old.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    As long as we're talking LeFavour, I thought you might be interested in this: LeFavour is an Anglicized version of a very, very common French name: LeFavre. Sometimes, when immigrants would come to the states, they'd drop the "Le" from their names. You see where I'm going. Maybe the reason he sucks is just genetics?

  • In reply to PhilinNYC:

    Brilliant Phil!

    'Surrender' is in his blood.

  • In reply to PhilinNYC:

    Vegas, we all screamed for a back up for months. Bulger would have been tits.

  • In reply to PhilinNYC:

    I wish we had a coach like REX RYAN. Has anyone been watching HBO hard knocks training camp with the New York Jets? REX RYAN is Awesome. I wish Lovie Smith would have some character like him. another point: Lovies COVER 2 will suck again this year! its not our players its the COACH! im still for the FIRE OF LOVIE SMITH!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Hell yes

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Hate to do it guys but #16's list is still alive.

    We still need a safety, 2 guards and a B/U QB.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac... I really need to tone down the emotion and stories in my posts, I could have sworn I've been saying that since the Lions game ended.

    In all seriousness... 100% spot on.

    Oh, and to add to the post above, check this out: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Undrafted-Giants-rookie-steals-the-show-gets-at?urn=nfl-263003

    ... we got Emergency #3. Nice pick up JA!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I loved Ryan's opening speech. Eighteen F-bombs, told anybody who was a pussy to get out of the room. Gotta love that.

    He's Buddy's little nepotism, and his fat ass chugs the M&Ms, but lord is he a riot to watch.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    DBB Mega-geek groaner of the day -

    "Hey, who drafted these Bears linebackers, Sifo-Dyas?"

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sifo-Dyas

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP - you're dream girl has to be willing to dress up like Leia doesn't she?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I could go for a little Natalie Portman as halftime snack, yes.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Mmm. Natalie Portman. She was on Inside the Actor's Studio doing that 10 questions thing. Her favorite curse word is 'Gusevmeck'. Funnily enough for a Jew, the word is arabic. It means "your mother's vagina."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlEC0bS2UMw

  • In reply to gpldan:

    So Todd Collins turns down Chicago as he was not offered any guaranteed monies. Say what you want about Collins, once again management more worried about the pennies than if we lose our #QB and need a has been from Michigan to come in. If Cutler goes down and if reports are true Bears may just stick with what they have... you can finish the rest of the sentence.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Vegas -

    I thought you were in an Oklahoma prison?

    http://gawker.com/5614490/gold+painted-sex-offender-attempts-to-steal-soda-delivery-truck

  • In reply to gpldan:

    + 2 Priceless GP

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    The comments were priceless ...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Seems like a team takes on some of the character of the coach. Our team has NO swagger. The Jets act like they own the league. The 85 Bears, Swagger to the max. Lovies Bears? None. JC has swagger,Mark Anderson Zero. Peppers has swagger, Izzy no swagger. Briggs swagger, Urlacher no swagger, unless he's taggin some strange. Unless we start playing with that fire in our gut, could be a long season.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    actually, Urlacher does have a lil' bit of swagger (not like JC, but he does). all the receiving core has swagger, but then again that term "swagger" is inherent in people (either you have it or you don't). you can't tell me that EVERYBODY on the Jets D has swagger (sure some play better than they are, but that's just motivation).

    now if you want to say Rex is a better MOTIVATOR than Lovie, than by all means yes. but the coach can't be blamed for everything (sometimes it falls on the players).

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    to further add to that point, takes a lot of balls & swagger to virtually tell a HOF to "fuck off"

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Nah, that doesnt take swagger to tell an old man to fuck off. Swagger would be when teams run away from you, not at you. When you fire up your team like a Ray Lewis does, not standing on the sideline looking bored and uninterested. I disagree that it is totally inherent. I think it can be taught and fostered, but some will never get it. Cedric B was a puss here, but seems to have developed some serious "swagger" in Cincy. Go check the definiton of swagger FQ, and you'll see its an attitude, not an inherited trait. Lets "Bear Down" men!!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Swagger is turning up at Halas Hall on your first day to meet old man Halas ... holding a can of beer in your hand ....

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    News Flash.........The Brett Girl Returns.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yep. Pepper's better knock retirement into his ass this time.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/08/bears-looking-at-gutierrez-for-backup-qb-role.html

    Back up guy

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    "...undrafted free agent ...." Oh Jebus, they just don't get it ....

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Chad Pennington (the most accurate QB in NFL history) just signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins. Might be do-able. The Steelers have Dennis Dixon (awesome), Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich behind Fatboy. Olsen for Dixon, plus a pick?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Isn't this just ripe. Our gormless idiots go after an undrafted QB that's not even in the league anymore. These assturds not only are about to show us why they should have all been fired last year but, they are going to make us wish we had never hear the name Jay Cutler because every time we hear his name we'll think of assturd and asshat.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    The Star Tribune is reporting that the team sent three prominent players -- guard Steve Hutchinson, defensive end Jared Allen and place-kicker Ryan Longwell -- to quarterback Brett Favre's home in Mississippi in an effort to convince him to return for a 20th season. I can't tell you how unusual it is to fly three players away from a mid-week practice to essentially beg a quarterback to play for them this season. Among many other issues, all three players are scheduled to fly to the West Coast for Sunday night's preseason game at San Francisco.

    That was on espn.

    They are literally sucking Brett's dick. Sad.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Anyone have Allen's Twitter account? FQ and/or Joe, hit that douche up with a bunch of, "Hey cowboy, how'd Brett's dick taste" tweets.

    BAAAAhahahahahaha...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol nah....i don't tweet Packer or Viking players....just wrong

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't think Jared Allen can work his phone never mind turn on a fucking computer. He's too busy throwing spears at deer from up his tree. Twat.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Sad for them. I love it. You know those guys have to be embarrassed about this. Not to mention T. Jack. But they have nothing to worry about. They have Sage Rosenfels. Now if they could just sign Brandon Rideau the rest of the league would just give them the trophy.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Banks usual crap, along with his standard Bears shot: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/don_banks/08/17/snaps/index.html?eref=sihp

    I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You got it all wrong MB. If the Brett girl comes back, the Vikes will be shopping Jackson, not Rosenbud.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Why..who is your qb after next year?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Its being widely talked about on Sirius, 85. Jackson only was given a handful of snaps Saturday because the Vikes are thought to be trying to trade him. Jackson "Is Not" the future of the Vikes. Why do you think they went after the Brett girl in the first place?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I know why Brett is there but I still think they are crazy to give up Jackson. I liked him over Sage.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Or Favre doesn't come back, and Rosenfels beats out T-Jack (which Rexx Grossman could probably manage) and becomes the VIkes starter and wins them their first superbowl. How about them apples?

    Hope it works out the way you describe it though MB.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I sincerely hope he does come back. I'd rather face an old fart than a healthy, hungry Rosenfels. And I'd love to see Harris, Peppers, Lac and Briggs pummel the @#$% out of him and actually hear his joints pop on the parabolic mike. If Favre plays this year it'll be like the Fat Elvis. Really shouldn't be on stage, but it's Elvis ...

    I can feel an Urban Dictionary submission for 'Narcissism' coming on ...

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Swagger is hard to come by unless your GM allows it. Anyone with a hint of swagger has 'issues' in Angelo's world. Read Terrell Owens. Have I mentioned Brandon Marshall this week ?

    Bear Nation: He dropped three balls at the weekend, Irish!

    Jerry Rice dropped more balls than an arthritic juggler in the early years. Next.

    This isn't a prediction, more a firmly rooted fear. Week one sees Shabba ( from his position of 3rd receiver on reduced looks) with a bunch of catches in the 6+ area with a TD at least . Then an average of 2 receptions for everyone else on the roster. Repeat weekly, with Lovie saying "D.A . is showing us some things. We know he's a good player..."

    I understand Hester getting the #1 spot. He gets seven million a year. That's business politics. But Knox? Why is he #2?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this. Grossman played well the other night and I couldn't help but wonder if it would have been worthwhile to have kept him on the roster? We would have better depth than we do now. Once again, the Bears cut a player only to have him show up as a solid backup on a playoff contending team.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    i was just thinking that Trac. He would have made a decent 2nd or 3rd stringer. That is a damn shame.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Arizona baby, Arizona.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You're calling Grossman a solid backup after one decent preseason game Trac?

  • In reply to Crowned:

    +1

    Please keep that douche as far away from this team as possible. Thank you.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    That's a 'no' from the Irish jury. And it's really easy to hate him now that he's in a redskins uni. Orton yes. Sex Cannon, no. No balls. Can't follow a cheerleader into battle.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Narcissus humor...

    http://www.uclick.com/client/spi/tm/2010/08/16/index.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hope we get Kyle back after McTard dumps him ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    That would be like me dating my gf and having the sister on the side.. Just a dick move.

    Ohh made another bet.. Mctard becomes the worst coach in the history in the NFL in 5 years.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    You're giving McDaniels an awfully long rope. Five? He won't be around in two if he keeps this up.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Mr. Haney. Ha!

    Eva had the goods back then. "Let me sit on your face dahh-ling."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Brandon Minor must have been a shithead in camp. He got zero chance at the rock. We got an endgame full of La Favor handing it to Wolfy.

    La Favor looks shit, if it comes down to him god help us.

    Looks like the Michigan kids, Minor and Greg Mathews, are gone. Mathews especially made Scrappy Sheed's hands look like Santana Holmes. Three dropped balls. See ya!

    Minor had game, but Lovie must have a hard-on for Bell. I'm not a Bellhead.

    Garza looked bad at LG btw. We coulda used Asamoah.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I hope Indy make it to the Superbowl ... and we do too. And I hope Child Support goes all Lawrence Taylor v Joe Theismann on his ass. He's one player I wouldn't mind seeing having all of his joints hyper-extended. Turtle-headed cock.

    Tory Holt and Ben Tate done for the season. Please let the football Gods not pee on our Sunday's best this year. The Cowboys seem to be getting the reverse of their good fortune with injuries last year ...

  • Thanks SD, good article.

    "

  • Me too SD. Me too.

  • Right on. Curious it seems you have to be male, OR have a brain, to work at the four-letter network...

  • the mere thought of the can haunts Crown like an ancient spectre

  • I'm sticking with 'Major Peen'

  • Dammit, Doc - you beat me to it.

  • http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/100707494.html

    goes to show that EVERYBODY has problems (and the media is projecting them to be Super Bowl contenders). but the defense sucked last year, while the Bears D didn't look necessarily BAD, just need time to work w/ each other to how they work together (called "chemistry"). :-)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Picked apart by Jake Delhomme. Ouch. Clay Matthews has a hammy. Sweet. Come back real soon Clay. Take the needle my son. Fuck it up real good. And apparently their secondary room looks like a World War One triage tent. I see high scoring shootouts against the fudgers this year. Chili and Butters could be the difference there.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Who besides Rapeburger holds on to the ball to long? That's right Rodger's.. I hope, Rodger's is ready for Pepper's in his face.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Damn, "This game featured characteristics of games the Packers lost to Minnesota, Pittsburgh and Arizona last year: no pass rush, breakdowns in the secondary and an inability to get off the field on third downs."

    Sounds familiar, at least it's not just us.

  • 1) Pringles should be fine - who needs an index finger? I think it says a ton about our 2nd string LB corps that he had that many opportunities. However, he did make several plays at the LOS too. I'm liking him so far.
    2) Our O-tackles are fine; really, I didn't see anything from C-dub or Omiyale that makes me think we're NOT drastically improved at both spots over last year
    3) Beekman was a disaster at C...and it's not like Kreutz set the world on fire, but sheeeeeeeeeeeesh.
    4) Lance Louis and Gilbert Brown should open a haberdashery together.
    5) Aroma, Aroma...you and Knox make me forget all about Devin Hester.
    6) Too bad that we're not keeping Bell and Wolfe - Bell won't last long on the practice squad
    7) KD didn't show jack shit; dropped passes, bad routes, and false starts do not a roster spot make, young man. Quit f-cking up. You are a beast.
    8) Chris Harris for Jamar Williams - ugh.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And I prefer not to think about LeStink at QB. I will say, the assortment of shitheads that were playing WR by the beginning of the 4th quarter did not do him any favors.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I agree with point #5. I've argued this point before and will try again. Why not put Hester back to his return duties. I honestly don't think teams have an answer for him. He does not have to run it back every time but to give us a shorter field to work with. I get they paid him money and I doubt he would willingly take that role. Guess I can chalk this up to another fine move by Lovie that really has not panned out.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Word up. I don't see why he can't run back KOs too. If you're not giving up TDs left, right and center then it should be no big deal. Give him reduced looks at WR and let the big boys play starting receiver. Marshall #1, Shabba #2, Knox in the slot ... oh wait ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Dude.. Shabba is never gonna start.. I don't care how many games he is good in and so what that our qb wants him on the field. Hester is getting paid to be our starter.. How many passes did he catch in preseason? Ohh..

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    RB will not be a problem but it may be tough to tell with the shitty interior run blocking. Get ready for both Forte and Taylor to end up with 40+ catches this year instead of a running game.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    +1 Posse
    We could have Wally, Jim Brown and Bo Jackson in there for us, but unless the boys in front get a clue ....

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MBP, first... 500 points for using the word "haberdashery" on a Bears blog. Brilliant.

    2) Omelete is #68... not sure who you were watching mate

    agree on the rest.

  • When I get this years DBB shirt, I'm customizing that bitch with "Pringles" as soon as it gets here.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    +1 Posse. Once you pop, you can't stop.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I've already got one DBB shirt that makes people think there's a bear in my pants...an allusion to Major Wright's peener on the next one is just a continuation on a theme.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    LeFevour is fuckin' up (according to the twitter reporters). threw 6 picks in practice today...

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    He is a very young rookie. Look at the Offense he is being asked to play, it is one the most complicated. Give the guy time. Jay is a qb.

    I want a vet in as a backup but damn.. give the guy a lil bit of a break.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Not basing my assessment on the system, basing it on the physical abilities he showed. Small arm, not good mobility, and alomst got several recievers killed with bad throws.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    If I were Cutler's agent, Angelo would have a message waiting for him on his answering machine.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Yeah, right, Major Peen's injury's not so bad after all...

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/bears/2010/08/wright_scheduled_to_have_surge.html

    Fuck!! So what's it gonna be for Caleb? Season-ending shoulder sugery? That doesn't sound too serios, does it? fuck

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Sorry, 'seious'...

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Nice! Did you just correct "serios" with "seious". Sweetness.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Wow you are right, I was in a mad rush and didn't even notice.
    Guess i gotta own it, seiously...

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Phweep! There are two flags on the play. We have a False Start on Ben for an incorrect correction. Five yards and loss of down. However we also have a syntax Nazi flag on Matt. The penalties are offset. Replay first down.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Might as well throw syntax-Nazi flag my way as well for correcting my own shit in the first place.

    I'll punt.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Good point Ben, after further review that's 2nd and 15 ...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I don't think Hanie's injury is serious, but I expect them to pick up another insurance arm asap. Jamarcus Russell, Todd Collins, Jeff Garcia on my. It was obvious to everybody that Pepe was a mistake.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Aha! I call bluff on JaCarcus !! I see what you did there!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I think Garcia's gotten a bad rap. That is the type of dude I'd like to see as a "Back up". No No NO on Jamarcus! Who the fuck is Todd Collins? The guy has been in the league 15 years and I've never heard of 'em...

  • I like Melissa ... in a non stick it in and poke it around way ...

    Interesting comment from Cutler :
    "He's on top of it, getting calls in quick and early, always thinking ahead," Cutler (with a shot at former offensive coordinator Ron Turner?) said. "He's been doing this for a long time. This isn't his first rodeo. I look forward to many, many games with him."

    > So Turner was like "What? 3rd and 2 eh? Okay now, let's see here ...uhhh.. all righty then ... eh ... okay ... 3rd and 2 eh ...Garret Wolfe up the middle .. they won't be expecting that. Look, just trust the game plan, I know what I'm doing ..."

  • You're a Gaylord for (11) ....

  • Pringles. I like it. Nicknames of the Midway. The list is growing ...

    Hitman.
    Butters.
    Chili.
    Peanut.
    Pringles.
    Shabba.
    Child Support.
    Goldilocks.
    Cheetah.
    Tofu.
    Omelette.
    Eight-Ball Adams.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ooh oooh ! Pepe. How could I forget our stink-a-pacious SECOND string QB. Oh yes. Second-ness out of Le Pew.

    Second all-time yardage passer in NCAA history ? I knew there was a reason I don't watch college ball.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    La Favor - we did the kid a favor by drafting him
    Smurfs - Wolfe, DJ Moore, others
    Man-of-moolah - due to his contract
    Cutters
    Mr. Haney - from Green Acres, selling us his shit
    Sheed always described as 'scrappy'
    Dirk Diggler - Lance Louis

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not sure I understand the Boogie Nights reference... does Lance have a second job?

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    GPL likes alliterative names?

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