Nobody Plays Fourth Preseason Game

There is going to be a push from the media and frantic fans to get the Bears to march their starters onto the field in Cleveland for another meaningless football game.  There are going to be echos of "you're not ready" and "we need to build momentum".  It's all nonsense.  Lovie Smith needs to start Todd Collins and Garrett Wolfe in Cleveland.  Orange Julius in civies.  Hell, he can even leave Johnny Knox in Chicago.

I do not believe the Bears are ready for the season opener against Detroit.  And I don't believe they're going to flip a switch and start playing flawless football.  But the pressure to be a complete football team on the first week of the season is a product of over-obsessive fan bases and wall-to-wall NFL coverage on the Four Letters and across the internet.  We know more than we've ever known before and - thanks to certain people who go through the pains to create a web site - we are able to vocalize our frustrations in a public forum.

Until I'm proven wrong, the most important thing about the preseason is the avoidance of season-altering injuries.  The Bears have done that.  Urlacher and Briggs are knicked but I'm confident (and am being told) both will be practicing fully in the week leading up to Detroit.  The Bears have not sustained a single injury on the offensive side of the ball, with the possible exception of a bruised psyche.  Nothing positive that can be achieved against the Browns could outweigh the negative of a pointless injury.

So be men.  Get better.  Come out in two weeks and electrify the Chicago faithful who'll be where they always are: in the seats.  Just don't risk being full strength by attempting to make an unnecessary point in the preseason.

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  • 2 weeks of solid practice, get healthy on D, come out balls to the wall against the Lions. Not one injury on offense gives us the best chance for success. Other teams have been fizzucked by injuries so while there may be some 2-1 and 3-0 teams out there right now i guarantee you that the price they paid will affect their regular seasons more than our shitty 0-3 start.

    The bottom line is that the Bears improved after last year. How much so remains to be seen but i for one am a big believer that with a 1-0 start against the Lions, which is also another week to gel as an offense by the way, that we will get closer to being an effective offensive unit. Two more 3rd down stops against the Cards and a Hester catch on that beautiful Cutler bomb and you get your precious pre-season win even with 2 botched FG's. Nothing is ever as bad as the shitty beat writers, over paid idiot analysts at NFL network and ESPN hacks would have you believe. We are fucking healthy and are still working out the kinks but i'm also living in a Chicago fan environment that would probably boo a Cowher led rebuilding effort anyway so we might as well come out with both guns blazing...

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    You file "the Cohwe rebuilding thing' with your fantasy football data becasue you will not be sseing him coach the Bears,

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I've been wanting to say that for a long time, Al. But somehow, I did not want to spill that pitcher of Kool-aid, despite the fact I'd never drink from it,

  • continuing to impress this season SD. very well written 2nd post.

    Johnny, common man... that was a cheap shot. No one gives a drunk chimpmunk

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i lashed out regarding the preseason win comment because we need to rememeber how close we came to actually pulling out some of those games last year. I believe that with the improvements we've made that we have a chance to pull them out this year. Do i think we will roll through teams on our way to 12-4? No. Do i think that we can pull off 10-6 or 11-5 by making some of the plays that would have put us at 10-6 last year? Yes.

    If anyone can make this work on Offense it is Martz and Cutler. The worst case solution is probably not the 1st choice for Olsen but then again we have the personnel to solve our protection issues right now. It's called Manu-Manu at tight end, sorry, i meant 3rd Tackle and Dez Clark and H'Back, sorry , i meant 3rd Guard. We have packages that haven't been shown because we are waiting to pimp slap the Lions with them. 1st series Touchdown vs Lions. If we go to the playoffs as i predict I would appreciate everyone chipping in for a fucking 500.00 squirrel beer for me to drink on tape and we can post it on the site. This is not blind optimism. I saw some things i liked and didn't like from our boys. I just am willing to give them a couple more weeks to work on the most complicated offense in the NFL. Defense gangbangs dudes on 1st and 2nd down and then gives up 3rd and longs. 3rd down might become the Daniel Manning and Julius Peppers show as we blitz more on those downs to force some bad throws.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Good point Jeff. We don't need to be going all-out to win a pre-season game. I do want to see every available offensive lineman suited up and being given a fair go. In fact I don't want to see Omelette, Garza or Kreutz out there. Don't want to see Cutler out there either, ditto Forte or Taylor. Peppers, Harris and Izzy can sit. Let's sit Harris and Manning while we're at it and throw some defensive backs in at the deep end at safety and let them play for their supper.

    Garret Wolfe is too small to be an NFL running back, I'm not getting into that.

    And we all know pre-season is pre-season. But no one has a boner after that last game in particular. I just hope the boys unleash all that crap they've been reading and hearing all over the Lions. They'll certainly need to ... because those kitties might be ready to roar.

    And I'm all for Manning being set loose on every second play Johnny ... we need to use his speed for something useful on D.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    General bile I just need to dislodge ....

    On the defense:

    1. Practicing like pussies :

    I was reading someone's comment on another blog re coaching style. They were watching the SF game and Singletary went over to Matt Wilhelm an eighth year LB who had missed a tackle.

    Singletary :

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Well said Irish. But my prediction for Lovie's successor... Mike Martz.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Why not. As long as Angelo and Philips get blitzed ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I was skimming threw another Bears site's forum and came across a poster who'd been to NE, Dal, Minn, Miami, Jets, Giants, Wash and a few more forums and the sky is falling on all of those teams.

    I think part of this phenomenon is that we're all dying for the season to start and are viewing these preseason games through a microscope.

    I think its important to keep in mind that, as far as the coaching staff is concerned, the top two goals of preseason games are:

    A) keep the starters healthy
    B) figure out who to cut

  • In reply to jdawg:

    I wouldn't pull the plug on Miami. Solid QB, Solid line, solid backs, solid WR. Dallas look like crap as do the Jets - they lose their LG, TJ and Leon Washington and expect to pound the rock this year? How good will their defense be without the Island ? Their QB sucks and is a total pantliner. Stick a fork in McNabb, Portis and Haynesworth. Minny has a 41 year old QB, a fumbling machine for a RB, suspect )-line, suspect secondary and their top two receivers are out of action. No opinions on NE or the Giants. Oh, Eli Manning is a tool, as always.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    The Cover Who Blows.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    WE NEED A WOOD LAYIN/COVER SAFETY CHRIS HARRIS IS NOT IT HE LOOKS LOST

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Look on the bright side guys, there's only one direction this team can go. Can't get much more bleak than the last 3 years. If we tank this year, at least we can draft another Cedric Benson or Dusty Dvorachec.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Or look on the even brighter side, our new GM drafts another Urlacher or Mike Brown!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    O.K. blogfather I will resist the temptation to let the vein in my forehead scream at LDL and his merry men. I will wait and contemplate the next moves.

    Fourth Game let the FODDER go Play!!!!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Although the offensive line has to tighten up Jay Cutler does not look like an NFL starting quarterback. The difference between an NFL first string quarterback is his ability to make the best decision with the football especially when under pressure. Jay Cutler is an interception machine due to the fact he cannot make the best decision with the football in his hands when under the slight bit of pressure. Tom Brady is cool in the pocket even when under pressure. Jay Cutler looks like a deer in the head lights even when he has blocking. The Denver Broncos duked the Bears into giving them a 2009 1st round pick, a 2010 1st round pick, a 3rd round pick, and Cal Orton to take on Jay Cutler huge salary. Jay Cutler is clearly not a starting quarter back in the NFL. Lovie Smith is a great football coach and because the Bears have a brainless clown in GM Angelo and an ancient lady owner who trusts everything Mr. Don't know anything about football Angelo says Lovie Smith looks bad. Lovie Smith's coaching career has been destroyed by two 3rd string quarter backs namely Rex Grossman and Jay Cutler that were forced on him to let them start by the Bear's front office. QB Cal Orton went 8-8 with Denver in 2009 and the Bears went 7-9 with Cutler at QB with 26 interceptions. All 26 of those interceptions were not the fault of the offensive line. Chicago gave up two first round picks, one 3rd round pick,and Cal Orton for The Interception King Machine Cutler. The Bears should have kept Orton and used those two 1st round picks and that 3rd round pick to draft offensive line men for Orton and Hanie to throw behind and the running backs to run behind and the Bears would have be far better off. The Bears are not better with Jay Cutler at quarter back. Rookie Dan LeFevour looked better than Cutler did against the Cardinals and LeFevour was playing behind the 2nd and 3rd string offensive line. Cutler is a bust the Bears need to cut Jay Cutler right now and keep Colins, Hanie,and LeFevour for our QB's

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    Cal Orton huh? You sure you ain't the smartest guy in the world? huh huh

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    Interesting rant. Who is your team Grand... just curious?

    This topic has been discussed ad nauseum here, the consensus is that you speak some truth, but there's a lot more patience to see what Jay can do behind a real oline with at least one 'real' receiver. Not convinced at all we'll get to see that this year.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My argument has morphed MB. We just weren't ready for Cutler. I only hope he won't go down in flames because of it.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    If we had of been methodically building our O-line and Defensive backfield we could have traded up for Ryan Mallet next year if need be. Not knocking Cutler, just looking at if from an intelligent GM approach. Probably would have made it to the playoffs last year with that approach.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, I can most certainly understand and see the wisdom in the logic behind that approach. We bought a Viper engine (at least that

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Following that logic Trac, AJ Smith would have kept a QB who doesn't have all the tools in his box. Medium to long range passing wasn't Orton's forte and those rainbows he put up were anybody's ball. See Tebow's arms? Dude looks like a linebacker. Cutler has a laser on him, he's got the killer instinct, he'll get there. Aaron Rodgers was developed and brought along, Cutler wasn't. The guy is an artist with a palette full of colors, it's just that he has no brush and no canvas. the interceptions come from pushing the envelope, frustrated with the supporting cast around him he's trying to get ninety miles an hour out of a lawnmower.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Cart before the horse Irish. That's all. I am concerned that this group is incapable of providing the offensive weapons he needs. My prediction is 3 years of all the right moves and maybe, just maybe, if Cutler still has two good legs and a healthy throwing arm/shoulder, we can be good. But probably not with this coaching staff.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Almost forgot, the part about lovie being a great football coach was ridiculous... you lost a lot of credibility with that statement. If you would have said used to be a great DC, maybe with the right GM, owners and pre-installed players/HC regime. He

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Johnny:
    * When you need to rely on two big TEs to help with basic protection, you have issues at oline

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We've been saying the same things over and over and over. Throw enough mud ....

    The Bear Babies are still in incubators MB and I won't get them home for a couple of months they reckon. Bright side? More sleep for a while.

    By the way, question for the fathers on here :

    When your better half says "Don't worrying about the feeding, I'll sleep downstairs with the girls, you need to sleep."

    ... that's a trap, right? That's the test to see if you're an A-hole?

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    What in theeeeeee hell?

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    Some good points, boys. The truth is this - the Bears have their biggest deficiencies on the offensive line and in the secondary. And those are the two parts of the field where team build through the draft.

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    Well, I am not one of those fans who wishes we would get pounded just to prove that I was right. I would like to see a competent and winning Bears team take the field. I really hate investing time and energy to support the Bears and get beat. It bugs me that if you wear Bears gear in other cities, people go "DAA BEARS" and laugh, because we've turned into the pigskin version of the Cubs. Everyone knows we are losers.

    But - and I really can't help it - I have to pull the rope on the doomsday bell. I don't want to ring it, but I feel I must.

    This is a BAD team. I don't know, maybe I'm drinking the wrong blueberry and orange drank, the one WITHOUT the Codeine and vodka, but I am unhappy about what I am seeing. I have a feeling that these Bears may spell doom for a great deal of people. Angelo, Smith, even Martz career might smell like stank after this year. Child Support may decide to take his money and pull a Boz on us, retire and go hole up in Arizona and never come back to Chicago.

    This team looks like old Lions teams. I wish it were not so, but it feels so.

    I am happy to eat crow after game 3, but if we're not 1-2 or 0-3 I will flat out be shocked and entertained on how we won. The schedule too hard, the opponents too good. This feels just like Wanny's last year when it all went to hell. Sorry. I hate the ringing in my ears the doomsday bell causes, but I still gotta pull the rope.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You guys already know this... I am on record as +1. We deserve much more than is and has been fielded for the last 3, soon to be 4 years.

    Like GP, I'll be like a giddy 14 yr old girl who just got asked to prom by the starting varsity QB if I have to eat crow... but I just don't see how that can possibly happen with the gaps we have, and have had, since the start of last season. With our schedule, the lack of depth, and the seemingly total absence of luck we tend to have, looks bleak at this point.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Doesn't ole' Cal have more career W's than Cuntler? Not sure. But I feel like he does...

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    yea but most of those wins are from our sick ass D of 2005. Kyle is good and i would be happy with him, but Cutler man if he can just Get his shit together he can be great, and thats what we are waiting for. Maybe this year is the year.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    W's Are W's my friend...and they are all that count.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    +1
    Orton didn't have *anything* to do with those wins.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Simply...not true.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    SO the Fanatasy Football shit, you asshole ready or what?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    as Bears cut to 75 by tomorrow, here's the 1s that are gone:

    DE Maurice Evans, QB Matt Gutierrez, & WR Zeke Markshausen

    3 down...2 to go

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I think Greg Mathews will be in this first cut, along with Brandon Minor.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Bye tall guy. You were just too tall. You looked too much like an NFL player ...

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    Ummmm... I'll just say, "Uh oh".

    Hey Jay... I hope you either have great life insurance, or tell CWilliams that you will put a hit out on his entire family if he let's that fucking happen to you...

    http://nfl.cpa.delvenetworks.com/delve/player/carousel/embed_code.html?channelId=de89a8aeb3e422bac4eb48567f10ebd0&mediaId=fc2b4bce311f4fa28026a1b430e8f16a

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It will be Lance Louis and Kreutz who will need to stop him, not Williams.

    All Hail Jay Cutler, alas poor Cutty - we knew him well. He was felled by the slings and arrows of incompetent line play. Hark, for that villian Angelo arrives - dastardly pincher of coin who allowed such misfortune to transpire!!!!!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I know GP, but the joke wasn't as good without williams.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    wow -- I wouldn't be shocked to see either a hefty fine or a suspension for that. He face-masked him and then tried to twist his head off.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Agree Dawg. Fined for sure. He should get a suspension for the twist and slam to the ground.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Red cards would be great for football.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fantasy Football question for DBB:

    Larry Johnson of the Skins or Bernard Scott of the Bengals as my last back?

    I'm leaning LJ. Portis is down with an injury that may not heal well, and I think Tranny is looking at running the last life outta LJ and doing a Mike Anderson like workhorse routine with him. For those that don't know, when Tranny ran the horses, the year after Terrell Davis went down for good, he took a ex-Marine named Mike Anderson and made a star back out of him, but essentially ran all the carries out of the guy, who only had that one good year.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My counter-argument is basically that Benson will eventually implode as the Bengals #1, and Scott has speed that Benson never had and never will have - Scott has Sonic CJ speed, and that eventually the All-Pro OL line the Bengals sport will be able to break that kid for long runs against weak (some might say Bears-esque) opponents.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Forget the old guys man. Up and comers are where it's at. Jerome Harrison, Jamaal Charles, Solid. Jahvid Best and Spiller could explode. Who's that NO RB, new guy ... Ivory ? Solid.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    SUH? shit man that guy look mean, love the way he slammed Jake Delhomme and his oline just say there and watch. Atleast we know that Kreutz would be on in SUH's face if he did some shit like that with Jay.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    +1

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Suh's gonna pop the Brett Girls head like a zit this year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf8G-c_eAhs

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hey MB the video shown after Suh is Grossman mishandling a shotgun snap for a safety. Announcer: "He didn't seem ready for the ball". Sounds all too familiar.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ok my fellow Bear fans. Lets relax, take a deep breath and say to ourselves slowly "BEARDOWN". Its only preseason this is what its for, to work out the kinks.

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    Who the fuck is Cal Orton? Try Kyle. Lovie's a great coach? Sure he is. Did you even watch any Bears games the last 5 years? Lovie is mediocre at best. Grossman has a decent arm, no legs and crumbles under pressure. KYLE Orton is a game manager with so-so accuracy. If you have great talent all around him on O, D and ST's you might win the SB. Good luck with that.

    I agree JA sucks donkey dicks.

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    Not only is "Cal" Orton pretty lame,but I have no idea what a "Grand Puba" is.
    Perhaps Mr Puba was grasping for Grand POOBAH, who, as any FLINTSTONES afficianado knows, was the leader of the Royal Order of The Water Buffalos in Bedrock.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Good call Al.

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    MAX?

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/jay-cutler-superstar/2010/08/crazy-packers-fan-is-hilarious.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    wow

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know you don't get the Trailer Park Boys in the States but this guy looks like Bubbles from TPB. If they ever run that series on your cable give it a try. Your IQ will lower by about 50 pts while you watch it but I guarantee some of it will make you laugh hysterically.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    We actually do get Trailer Park Boys if you have directv. It's on the 101 Network and it is fuckin hilarious!

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    A friend from AZ came up recently and got a kick out of it. He was amazed that the some of the funding for the show is from the Govt of Canada.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Read between the tea leaves gents. It's not good when we can't look forward to the Lions game like we used to. That is what I would call a "market indicator".

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Outside of few exceptions, the Bears don't have some kind of great dominant record against Detroit. In good years, we've always let them hang around and so does Minny and GB. Detroit amps up for these games and eventually they're going to stop being one of the worst teams in football.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Yeah Jeff, Lovie used to always look forward to the Detroit game after a 2 or 3 game losing streak. I don't think that will be the case anymore. They are definitely moving in the right direction. Don't know how it will last but it's going to be a tough division all the way around for several years to come.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Like Tampa Bay in the old days with Vinny Testaverde or Steve De Berg. Chalk us down for two. Wouldn't be surprised if all four of us are within a couple of games of each other come the end of the season.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Best show ever.

    Own the set. Even the non-doobie indulging gf likes 'em.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hmmm.

    "Nobody Plays Fouth preseason Game."

    SOME people MIGHT be inclined to say...

    "Yeah, and nobody 'played' in the first THREE, either."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Zing!

    Well done Al.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    BOO-YAH!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al....as said earlier on this thread I will not let the vein in my forehead get the better of me....I will not judge for the PS..why because my fearless leader say's "We are all set" and I believe him. He and his BFF diet'e Tony DUNGy can walk on water..we have nothing to fear but fear itself Bear Fans..In LDL's Fantasy football we go 16-0 and win the SB and his diet'e (TD) go running thru the grass fields filled of four leaf clovers..wow..I think I have a tear in my eye

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    O.K...... so not being judgmental....do the players still get paid?

    I mean if the pre-season doesn't count is that like vacay pay? or like when you call in sick at work you have so many sick days, is that how it counts? If I am at work getting a paycheck, does my boss not expect me to work or can I sit in my cubicle and play Ms. Pac-Man and still on Friday get my check?.. WHOOOOOO sign me up..

    Is that how pre-season works? I mean really I hear us all say well it's doesn't count so maybe as the boss once I give you your paycheck I can call the bank and stop payment on it..why cause while you were at work it really didn't count.

    I'm just asking? staying calm cause our coach says it's only one game..but wait was it a real game? because it didn't count right? huh?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I think everyone gets paid per week and the amount is around $1.5-2K/wk. Could be total bullshit but that's what I remember reading.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Oh yeah, I forgot, We're all set!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    so CB...how do you get paid if it doesn't count?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    That's right up there with the meaning of life AND We're all set!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Antonio Bryant released from Cincy...

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    They

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fair enough, I heard he was hurt but didn't know the severity, figured it had more to do with their two best WR's, they don't need him but your right, I heard they were losing cash by doing so. Also wasn't aware it was 8 fucking mil... shit

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Anybody else giving Antonio Bryant money at this point, even vet minimum, is even dumber than the Bengals were for that contract in the first place.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    To add I found out how pre-season works:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vbI-P6mFbg

    and maybe for next season CBA

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Gotta love Homer!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    lol... perfect

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Why are people so hyped on the Lions? I live here and I have to watch that garbage all the time. Nothing makes you feel like an alcoholic more than going to a sports bar at one in the afternoon on Sunday just to watch the Bears, but I digress...
    They still suck. They built a pretty decent line, but their linebackers got worse and their secondary still sucks with the exception of Delmas, who was awesome for a rookie (key phrase, he made plenty of mistakes although he hits like a champ and had some awesome plays). This defense was historically bad the last two years and they rebuilt most of 1/3 of it.
    Their o-line might be better than ours but still features Backus, Raiola and Cherli-bust. And Stafford, who knows? Sometimes he looks good, and sometimes he's inaccurate and boneheaded. Damn, where have I heard that?
    Long story short, if they don't dismantle the Lions on home turf Opening Day, that's gotta be the last straw for Lovie's BFF Club. No excuse is good enough for bullshit of that caliber.

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    1. http://nfl.cpa.delvenetworks.com/delve/player/carousel/embed_code.html?channelId=de89a8aeb3e422bac4eb48567f10ebd0&mediaId=fc2b4bce311f4fa28026a1b430e8f16a

    2. http://cmsimg.detnews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=C3&Date=20100830&Category=OPINION03&ArtNo=8300347&Ref=AR

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    They've got a very solid O-line Ninja, that will count for a lot. Doesn't matter who's running the rock you can pretty much plug anyone in there to run through those holes. They have a number of guys behind Jahvid that can move it. QB is smart and solid. Blue chip receiver with vet help. Suh can collapse a pocket on his own, then there's Bosch right there. They're not the kitties of old for sure. Suh can run Cutler down, he's no fattie Arbuckle.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    fattie Arbuckle? Awesome.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Just remember what #16 is repeating over and over in his basement:

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

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Totally GP.
    Along those lines... have you guys noticed the different characters that have shown up for 1 or 2 posts and then disappeared? Like Unaga's dad, the puba, etc...
    Notice anything similar? They all use lols and/or don't bring much else than a very hackneyed pov right... sound familiar? That

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I saw Puba over on Roy's new site ...

    Unga's dad was random spooky. People are strange.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Tee hee!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    What's up Irish? I gotta say that I've seen some small reasons for hope from the Lions, but being a native, it's all been seen and said before. Hell, there was playoff talk in 2008 and I think every football fan remembers what happened after that.

    The one point I do have to argue is the O-line. Theirs is godawful, and while ours is worse, that doesn't change the fact. Kreutz Jr. and Sackus are just terrible, yet they are the good ones. Five QBs getting used up was part of the reason for 0-16 and that has barely changed (yeah we wanted Sims too but he isn't much). And that's also why the Bears' line scares the shit out me.
    All that being said, though, I stand by my earlier conclusion.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    When was the last time the Bears went winless in the preseason and how did they do in the regular season that year?

    Rob S.
    Batavia, Illinois

    The last time the Bears went winless in the preseason was in 1998 when they finished 0-4 before stumbling to a 4-12 record in Dave Wannstedt

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    B85S23... remember it doesn't count. so we are all set!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Nobody Plays Fourth Preseason Game: so why do we play it?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRxm0oGbnRI

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Why I have lost faith in Lovie Smith...

    Lovie Smith: "[I'm] disappointed in some of the things we did. It's a 14-9 game. It wasn't 60-20 or anything like that."

    Translation: Yeah, things haven't gone the way we wanted, but they could have been worse so lets celebrate the good things we did.

    I would be screaming at my men! Not patting them on the back and saying, "Come now. It'll be alright. It was just an exhibition game." They got embarrassed! Unbelievable.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    ghost- +1

    again:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRxm0oGbnRI

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    I just don't agree with this "they got embarrassed" nonsense. What did I miss? They made some mistakes and allowed a grand total of two touchdowns.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Let me try jeff:

    1. Derek Anderson - who was so bad he got cut from the browns. (52.9% lifetime completion %, 69.7% QB rating)

    2. Matt Lienart - who was so bad he lost his job to Derek Anderson (see: #1 above)

    3. A third string running back

    If it was Rivers/Volke, or Rapenburger/Dixon or some other dynamic QB duo I might be willing to temper my criticism, but that was terrible, plain and simple.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So they scored twice. In a preseason game. Did they score eight times? Did they run for 200 yards? The final score was 14-9 for the entire game.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    The main gripe I think most of us murmurer's have Jeff, is that special teams, Cutler, DB's and the passing game in general didn't look good when the starters were in. Were them some bright spots, a few, but overall what I've seen so far tells me we are in trouble. What alarms me is not only are we having issues in the phases we're used to seeing have issue's, but now it seems special teams is starting to look very shaky as well. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'll take an ounce of accomplishments over a pound of potential.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    2.5 quarters right Jeff?

    I did a little research and pulled the card

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh yeah, here are the rushing totals:

    Houston: 52
    Tennessee: 49
    Us: 76

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Didn't Jeff say that Anderson shouldn't comp 60%? and He did?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    As long as you haven't sold Da Bears Blog's soul for your next interview Jeff and you're only being pragmatic, I can respect your spin. Hell, I want to see what you see. I just need to see it first. A bad tree can't produce good fruit and hopefully when the season starts, the tree will be in season. With our schedule this year there's no room for needless early season losses. And by that, I mean Detroit.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Have I said I see anything? I just prefer not to give a shit about what happens in the preseason. I've had the exactly same opinion every year since I started watching preseason.

    Go back and look at last year's preseason. Everybody on this site was telling me the Packers were going to win the Super Bowl based on their preseason and I just kept not caring and none of it translated. The Bears were a dumb fake punt from beating them.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Ah, now I get it, you prefer to start the season with no worries. I sorry, I stop.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Jeff you've been very clear to us about how much these games matter(0), and fuck the packers.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Hey blogfather love that your here brother...

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    blogfather I thought I would repost encase you didn't get to this earlier on the post:

    blogfather..no it's not that we need to win the pre-seasons, it because I am concerned about the mind set of this team or the lack there of... bad tackling, miss cues etc.. this comes down with the way this coaching staff relates to adversity and I would love to see some consistency.. now that would make me optimistic. I know that it is preseason..but you of all people know how a bad dress rehearsal can develop into bad habits and then bad habits become who you are...in my profession your spirit is who you are and I follow a certain Mantra..this song is something I live by and I wish our coaching staff and gladiators lived by:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7uoC-YTQy8

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I agree wholeheartedly. I can't stand the Lovie or Angelo approach. The sit back and everything will be fine approach.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I said I wasn't going to pay attention to the PS and await the outcome of the Detroit game. But when your team is mincing about like a gaylord it's a bit hard to expect them to walk out of the restroom looking like the Fonz.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Sigh. The Bears were several dumb plays from beating several teams. It's become a pattern over the last couple of seasons.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    These stats confirm that I am seeing what I thought I've been seeing. The only dept. that the Bears did better than our opponents was yards per rush. Take away Forte's 80 yarder and that stat is a lot different.

    http://www.nfl.com/teams/statistics?team=CHI

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Funny though Trac how people always want to look at #'s things minus big runs and how much different ypc look without them. The problem with doing that is that even the best tailbacks ypc include such runs hence the higher ypc.

    Basically when people say that it sounds like they're say "If it weren't for that ONE run, you suck"; Instead what they should be saying is "look at the blocking and speed on that sick fucking run. That just happened".

    Also, Trac, I know how bad our guards and center are but I think we see a quicker and more explosive Forte this year being pushed by CT who I think should also have a decent year. What I mean is our rush got better this offseason. I think Garza is decent and Kreutz still got some left in the tank.

    Last year everyone said Cutler would open the run game by spreading the d which never really happened. I know this is a pass-first offense, but I think folks will be surprised by our rush/screen game and the passing elements of the O will benefit.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    BIN...JC couldn't open the running game because we had none and he was running for his life..thank you shit o-line and many of the poor decisions came from those results.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Wait a minute, how am I suddenly Bin? What the hell?
    I ain't no gawdddttdammnn turrruurisht! I'm an Amurrricann!

    Lobo my point is we didn't have CT and Matty was borderline worhtless(still hurtin from '08) with no one behind him last year. I didn't say we suddenly have a running game, I said we improved.

    I agree Cutty was running for his life, surprised he made it 16 games. But I think the lack of run-ability had as much to do with that as anything else. We were one-dimentional. Even good teams fail when they completely abandon or simply fail to run for any extended stretch of games. Defenses(minus Lovie's, of course) can simply drop back in coverage, send an extra body or two to get after that QB.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    agree....problem with all of this is how LDL is so stubborn and played Double Deuce hurt.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Very true, no Lovie apologizing here, or JA for that matter.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    BIN = Ben in Norcal

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wow, don't I feel like a dumbass, it was just some encrypted blog-talk.

    I wasn't taking offense, Kinda like it actually.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    read below ben. I understand, just looking at it both ways. There is no doubt our running backs are good. O-line must kick it up 7 or 8 notches.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Cheers, Trac.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, i know that averages get skewered by long runs but you can't discount the perfect blocking scheme, execution by the entire o-line and the awesome cut back and breakaway speed of our running back. That is everything you want to see out of an offense. Do we take away 15 yard screen passes or the 40 yards bombs too? A play is a play is a play. When we execute it is a beautiful thing and when we don't it is painful to watch. The sum of all of the plays = the end result

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Just for shits and giggles, I went and compared our preseason stats to the Vikings and Colts...I didn't have time to run through the other 29 teams. Interestingly, even if you take away the 89 yarder, Forte is STILL averaging better than either Gerhart or Peterson in the preseason. Hell, take away Joe Addai's long run of 17 yards and his average is even worse.
    Basically, unless we start measuring YPC with some amount of normalization (tossing out the 2 longest and 2 shortest rushes per game), by definition the average is going to be impacted by the long runs and the short runs. Teams spend most of the game probing and testing to break those few long runs, even if they're just 20 yard pick-ups...and when you bust an 89 yard touchdown, well, I'm not going to complain about the 3.3 yds per on the other 10 carries.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Exactly...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MBP...you can run up and down the FU!@#!@$NG field all you want but if you can't punch it in the red zone..you basically the Queens.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Not at all johnny. Just would like to know if my team rushes for 2.5 yards 90% of the time vs say 4.7 yards with a long run in there. Just trying to see the general health of our running game.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Willie - that you make you more gay than even Rockatansky. I would be forced to blackmail my buddy in the Secret Service to risk his career to hack into Jeff's site, steal your email address so that he could cross reference it with the email database to find your true identity. I would then give that info to #16 who i will have kept in a basement for well over a week feeding him/it nothing but diet red bull and generic cheetos. he will stalk you and ultimately he will find you and when he does you will see what that sick puppy does with a digital voice recording of Lovie Smith saying 'Rex is our quarrrrerbaccck" over and over while he sodomizes you with a life size replica of Major Wright. Long story short, don't wear a bag to the game.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Waffle...how about a doucheBAG?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    thanks for reminding me Mr.Loboto - Willie, #16 will also squirt you repeatedly with Bears Drank out of an actual douche bag while chirping continuously on his Bears vuvzela

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    LOL!!!! thanks waffle

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    It seems I was right about Sharper way back when. Looks like he's damaged goods.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/30/darren-sharper-could-end-up-out-in-the-cold/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    trac, i have to admit that i wanted that guy bad in the offseason. guess the knee was a little worse than everyone thought.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    What surprises me is that Jerry didn't get him a 10yr 100 mil contract.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    ha!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    holy shit... I drive home from work and all hell breaks loose.

    Trac, Ben... seriously???? Get thee to a TV and watch Animal House RIGHT NOW PLEASE. Holy cripes, that is, in my book, the #1 man-movie of all time (along with predator, the G the B& the U, Big Red One, Fletch, Caddyshack, etc...). Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Y80ue92Ao&feature=related

    Anyway, Johnny I just took $30 bucks out of my wallet and put it in my nightstand drawer. I can only hope you're rigth... although I will have to ask that you wear something other than the onesie.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..the $30.00 in the nightstand at this hotel:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCqcMOB6STc

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Now that's a movie I've seen.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know, MB, I've gotten lots of shit for this, like I said, It's my homework.

    Also I got 30 on Johnny as well, for good fortunes. What were the parameters again?

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Ben, who cares... I just want to see someone get to drink out of a screaming dead squirrel... ok, so I was hoping it would be me, but Johnny thought of it first (bastard).

    Did you see the look of death in the little guy's eyes? Brilliant.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..posted this earlier for waffle:
    Waffle...I now know what your squirrels do after the binging:

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

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    that little squirrell is who we thought Garret Wolfe was going to be

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Good chatting with you folks today, I'm off to down a few brews with a buddy of mine. But he's a niners fan and the beer we'll consume isn't End-All-Squirrel beer(which means there will be no temporary blindness involved, Doh!). So we'll see how much of a good time I'll actually have.

    Cheers.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Waffle...I now know what your squirrels do after the binging:

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

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Oooohhhhhh.... the vuvuzela. I want a bears vuvuzela. If I had these made, would you guys buy one?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    That was excellent, Johnny. Fucking hillarious.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    I have this feeling that I'm gonna run into #16 at the local Jewel one Sunday afternoon with an undersized DBB t-shirt, plumbers crack, and one of those little hats with the propeller on top.

    http://www.loupiote.com/photos/3986270000.shtml

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Screen passes! Yeah baby, more of those please. Counter trey. Trap. Trap. Bomb!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Desperation. Yes to the Housh. 6'2 and does that thing where you keep the bad guys away from the dude carrying the football ... blocking ... that's it.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Take away Dwight Clark's catch and the 49ers don't make it to the super bowl that year. Just sayin :o)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Briggs and Urlacher will be back week 1 with the fucking insane Samoan Pisa Tinoisamoa, Peppers ready at full go, Forrest Gump blitzing off the edge on 3rd downs, Major Pringles back at game 2, tons of screens by Taylor, Shabba catching 20 yard crossing patterns, Forte flashing the skills and promise he showed back at the height of his career all the way back before 2009, Knox and Hester going deep with Manu-manu and Dez staying home and protecting like concerned parents, Tommie knifing in the middle, AA taking up alot of space, Big Toe also being a Samoan and also crazy...I'm telling you right now, you boys better pony up about 28.00 a piece because when we make it to the playoffs AS I PREDICTED i will don my Bears onsesy...oh yes, i have Bears onesy and i'm a grown ass man, and will pound The End of History beer over the course of about an hour on film to inspire our boys to post season glory. Here is a quote from the brewmaster at BrewDog:

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Actually johnny, it was the Japs that bombed Pearl Harbor.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    no, it was the Germans, read a history book, why do you think we fought the Spanish American War against the French and Indians?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3_3XvDE05M&feature=related

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    classic....can watch it over..over..over..and over!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny, after reading your rant on booing... I have to ask:

    Does it make me a fag if I wear a grocery bag over my head to game 1?

    After the third PS game - I felt this would make a statement louder than booing.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Willie.... depends on the bag!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Make sure you ask for paper, not plastic.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Was the German's bombing pearl harbor a joke? Funny even though I don't really get it.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Johnny must have gone to Harvard.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Animal House

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Excellent, I'm not sure I should say this, but thats one of those movies that I've never actually seen in it's entirety, people always give me shit for this. Same goes for Caddyshack. Blasphemy, I know.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    BIN...why brother? why?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Why bother saying it, you mean? Just being honest.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    it's all good!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    BIN...hop on you tube type in animal house and you''l get all the great and classic scenes bud..enjoy!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Lobo, excellent clips, makes me want to see the whole thing, thanx my mang.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    ANIMAL HOUSE!!!!

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Forget the last fake game and hire circus clowns to dance around the field. Cleveland can use them as tackling dummies while the team prepares for a real game back in Lake Forrest.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    trac animal house bro

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    The history books of Youtube confirm it was the Germans :o)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI

    And are we all agreed that the Japs didn't 'sneak up' on an entire continent and they were allowed to bomb pearl harbour to help gain support for the MIC to enter the war and start charging $5 for every pop rivet ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, you're quite the American political conspiracy theorist. Very interesting.

    (not that I'm totally a disbeliever)

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    From Packers camp:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-packers-defensivedoubts

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    C'mon Trac! Don't you recognize a CLASSIC movie reference when it falls on you?

    Here's another one from John "Bluto" Belushi we should keep in mind with this Bears' management:

    "Face it, kid. You fucked up. You trusted us."

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Dean Wormer(John Vernon): "Mr. Blutarsky. Zero point zero, zero."

    Think Chris Willimas is grading out much higher than that so far?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    "Mr. Dorfman?"

    ".... heeeellooooooo!"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Orange Julius mention in latest TMQ. Is Jeff secretly Gregg Easterbrook or is Gregg Easterbrook secretly Jeff? Worth a read regardless...his columns are generally pretty interesting with a couple of laughs mixed in.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/100831_tuesday_morning_quarterback&sportCat=nfl

    "Chicago gave the largest free-agency deal of 2010 to Julius Peppers, who, at last -- in the Bears' alternate orange jerseys -- can be Orange Julius."

  • In reply to BearDown1982:

    Orange Julius is a name you give to your pet cat or teddy bear. Sorry, just doesn't seem appropriate.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    +1. That name is so incredibly Gee (not that there's anything wrong with that)

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Not that I take ANYTHING that don banks says as even valuable, but (rodger's numbers are re-fucking-diculous. he's the real deal): http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/don_banks/08/31/week.3/index.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Rodger's stats are sick, one of the best fantasy Qs to have. But, can he win the big games in Dec and Jan? We'll see if he can step up and be elite.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Remeber though, The Packers DID give up 50 sacks last season and ultimately lost to the Cards in the playoffs when Rogers was sacked and stripped. Also, because Rodgers missed a wide-open Greg Jennings on the previous play.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    So it seems that there's a consensus here: Kellen Davis is better than Olsen. The only one's who don't think so are dumbbell Lovie , Angelo (I picked him in the late first round and don't want to look like an idiot) and his bud, Cutler! As ESPN would say, "C'mon man!" The only reason Olsen is still even on the team is because no one will give anything higher than a third round pick...

    And I know that LeFevour isn't going to replace Cutler anytime soon, but he is fun to watch! And you never know...Martz turned a grocery bagger into a HOF - it's not out of the realms of possiblity.

    Cut Bennett or Iglesias?...hmmm...None have impressed, esp since Bennett's been injured, either way, there's a reason why we're mediocre now.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Nah. The Olsen fans are here 85. Just silent. That lady has divided a lot of boards. And Le Pew could be starting sooner or later if that line doesn't gel soon.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Honestly, after the Cards game (which we schemed for and treated like a regular season game), I'm more excited about the Lingerie League starting soon on MTV2. I'll reserve Bears judgments until Detwat.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hey Ben, or Fresno... have you guys seen anything from Taylor mays? Has he done well? He has 5 tackles and a pass defence, but has he played much, and/or well? Just curious.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This is all I could find on Mays MB. Evidently Reggie Smith is doing a bang up job and the Niner's have Mays at the #4 Safety position. The only thing I could take away from this narrow article is that Mays isn't lighting in up. I did see somewhere that Manning completed a 16yd pass in his area but that doesn't mean jack.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/tag/_/name/taylor-mays

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    He could just be another Daniel Manning in disguise, I don't think anyone knows at this point in time.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Thanks trac.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Waffle here you go...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I have been educated. I need to watch this flick, that is my DBB homework, hopefully it's available for instant download on netflix.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Apparently some people go to websites such as www.torrentz.com search for whatever and then click on the magnet torrent. These people would also have previously downloaded and installed torrent software like Vuze. Although I hear that's not necessarily cool with the law and breaking the law isn't cool, so these people would deserve to die. Or something.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, what exaclty are you implying? Listen, I don't want to go to hell or anything. BTW it is not available for instant DL at netflix so Torrent sounds good at this point.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Here I come, Hell.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Don't do it man. It's probably illegal and I could never condone anything that was, y'know, illegal.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny, will this this beer make you go blind, and if not, is it really that good? How good could it be if it doesn't induce atleast temporary blindness?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Waffle, I now dub thee Brother Bluto.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MBP..maybe flounder?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Well done. That's what I was trying to articulate but was unable to get from my brain to the keyboard (an alarmingly increasing occurrence, I'm afraid).

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    They went 14-0 up on our starting defense. Converted 53% of their third downs which were almost entirely third and long situations. Urlacher and Briggs weren't there, that's something to consider. If we can get Wright in at safety, and shock horror, leave Manning at SS, then we've got some speed in the middle. Leave it to Pep, Izzy and Butters to turn the heat up (along with an occasional Manning blitz) and let's see what we've got.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    My problem was the score was a big fat ZERO for the first team offense.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The now laughable 3rd and long conversions on our D is what bother's me more than anything else. If our D isn't respectable on third and long.... forget about it.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Jeff, you must have missed something. You're right, the score isn't embarrassing, but the style of play was.
    It's embarrassing that the secondary allowed two 3rd and 8s and a 3rd and 7 converted on the same drive which resulted in an EMBARRASSING score

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Likewise ben. Interesting take on this thing.

    Earl the Peal, back in the curl (Boo Yah!): http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=7020

    Also:

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Just a silly reach. If they win this week, with no starters involved, would they make ya happy and give ya optimism?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    blogfather..no it's not that we need to win the pre-seasons, it because I am concerned about the mind set of this team or the lack there of... bad tackling, miss cues etc.. this comes down with the way this coaching staff relates to adversity and I would love to see some consistency.. now that would make me optimistic. I know that it is preseason..but you of all people know how a bad dress rehearsal can develop into bad habits and then bad habits become who you are...in my profession your spirit is who you are and I follow a certain Mantra..this song is something I live by and I wish our coaching staff and gladiators lived by:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7uoC-YTQy8

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    We could win them all and I wouldn't care. No one on the defense or offense looks like thy are ready for the season. Except, Julius Peppers and Matt Forte. They can't win games by themsevles

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Losing is a habit that's hard to quit.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Agreed Bears85superMan...I was actually gonna quote this Larry Chalk Talk bit, so I'm glad you did it for me. If Larry the Chearleader can't bend facts to make it rosy for the bears, that's not a good indicator for our season!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    things I'm looking forward to in the 4rth preseason game (yes, as ridiculous as that sounds, that's how football famished I am lol)

    1)As Christopher Walken once said, "I got da fever", I got the LeFevour Fever! This guy exhibited what Cutler didn't: poise and accuracy. OH, and he runs like a rabbit! Did you guys see him actually run into the rush...and STILL outrun the guy? lol I mean, he didn't just outrun him, but made the Dman appear as if he was in slow-mo.

    2) Kellen Davis. He looked really really good in the last two games, blocking and catching, so lets' see if he continues the trend and puts some pressure on Olsen.

    3)Iglesias not just a singer? He looked pretty good, and hears the bells tolling, so lets' see if he makes the Bears cut Bennett or even Davis...

    4)Melton-vs-Toeainoa ...Pisa-v-Roach - It's Go time, let's see who wants it more. Speaking of Moore, will D.J. more impress enough to solidify his nickle cb position to the point where Manning can actually remain at Safety?

    There are other things as well, but I can go on forever lol None of these guys are cemented starters, so we should get a good dose of them.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    I didn't know Roach could play now..

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Well said.

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    Don't feed the #16!!

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    ???!

  • In reply to GoBears:

    #16 is a synonym for a troll

  • In reply to thegrandpuba:

    How many NFL QBs make the pro bowl within three years of entering the league?

    How many TDs and yards would Brady/Manning/Brees throw for behind our offensive line and with our receivers ?

    Lovie Smith's coaching career has been detroyed by the lacjk of oxygen he received at birth. You're defending Lovie Smith?

    Cut Jay Cutler? Like, don't trade him for anything, but actually *cut* him ...?

    Cal Orton? Who's Cal Orton? KYLE Orton can't throw a fifteen yard out - who wants a QB that can't make all the throws?

    Collins, Hanie and Pepe le Pew as our QB roster is the way forward in your opinion, after releasing a player that cost us 2 first rounders, a third rounder and our starting QB ... for free ... is that correct?

    Get thee hence and get bent.

  • Good point Doc. I'll try a simple "okay." The next time it's mentioned.

  • Doc, don't even think about Housh... Jerry

  • 1) Who gives a shit (nothing against you 85B4E)

    2) Hell yes, trade fucking Girlson for something... anything and keep KD. Dude's been MONAAAY this preseason. KD and Chester are the two that have seriously impressed (and pep/Pisa on d of course)

    3) Cut him over Bennett? Geez are we havig this discussion AGAIN? Bennett needs to be on this team unless his injury is chronic/all season. Iglesias made one catch against 4th stringers, cut his ass if we have to.

    4) Bit Toe hands down. Pisa, roach can't play still, but he'll get plenty of time this season..

    5) Overall, this game will be a joke to watch. But it is Bears football so I'll be there.

  • Forget Houshmanzadeh; if the Queens want to overpay for that diva, go for it.
    The guy we should be looking at is Sam Hurd if the Cowboys cut him. He's same size, same hands, but is a ST beast too.

    MB30, I would love to see KD stay over Olsen but he has got to become consistent. When he's on, he is a devastating blocker (that Forte touchdown was primarily him and Omiyale) and an even bigger target than GirlyThor.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I am definitely excited about what Knox will bring to the game this year. It may take a few games to tweak certain positions and I'm willing to be patient in that arena as long as we have a fighting chance. What I'm afraid may happen is that hard heads prevail and the best player doesn't take the field.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I think Knox and Aroma will be fine, especially after seeing how Knox has begun adjusting to the ball; last year, his route running was a weakness but I think he's starting to bail Cutler out on poor throws. My only worry is that he's going to get himself killed with as slender as he is.
    Hurd would be an upgrade from Davis, Iglesias, and/or Bennett, and we know we need the help on ST.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Gotta go to the stats again for this one MBP. Here' are some preseason stats... not taking into account good/great blocking (which is almost more important right?), or lack thereof in Greggie's case:

    Greg 'lady gagga' Olsen: 3 catches for 26 yards

    KD: 3 catches for 52 yards

    Consistency? What do you see about KD's catching and blocking that is less consistent than Lady Gagga's? Not being a dick, just asking.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I distinctly remember him whiffing on a field goal or punt a couple of games ago, leading to a block, and he managed to false start vs. SD's third stringers too. He's a beast, but you cannot get yourself off of fourth string TE by false starting and getting your kicker killed. I would love to see him supplant GO as our #1 TE. Dez won't be around forever and Manu is solely a blocker. KD is the future.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    +1

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