Notes From Two Days

Chris Harris' back injury will remain a minor injury as long as it doesn't impact his playing the first preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.  There are two units on this club that must develop over the summer and build cohesiveness: the offensive line and secondary.  It seems Mike Tice has a handle on the line.  Chris Harris is the only professional safety on the roster.

I like it when players like Isaac Bruce come to a training camp to help the inexperienced and the Bears have a load of inexperience at the wide receiver position.  Bruce was never a speed guy, so Hester and Knox will need to learn from his professionalism (if nothing else).  But Devin Aromashodu should spend every waking moment with Bruce until he leaves town.

Rick Morrissey does a nice job (I'm shocked too) of calling "bullshit" on the Lovie's attempt to revive the Monsters of the Midway moniker.  He's got a great, completely typical Lovie quote:

"Most missed tackles during the year have to do with bad angles,'' he
said. ''In pads or out of pads, you can coach tackling every snap.
Angles are everything in tackling. These guys are good enough to get the
other guy down.''

When I read these kinds of quotes, I wonder if he actually believes what he says or just likes making newspapers print his nonsense.

Keep an eye on Torry Holt, who is rumored to be the odd man out in New England.  If Mike Martz is unhappy with what he sees on the field over the next ten days, I fully expect Holt to receive a phone call.

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  • 1st You filthy animal

    I saw some video of Frank against JP.. JP got owned more than once.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Can you post that video 85?

    Have any of you read the Bio on Quentin Scott? What a beast. This guy would be a terror if he figures out his responsibilities and makes better decisions.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1693199

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Is he the same size as Taylor May's?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Bigger 85. He's quick as well.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Eeeeeeasy there tiger. Mays is 6'3" 230 and ran a unoffical 4.32, and 24 reps of 225 to QS's 13: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/03/02/combine.dbs/index.html

    That all said. I hope this kid turns out to be a monster that steps in and kicks ass. Let's hope.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I didn't say fast MB, I said quick. There is a difference. I have seen Quentin listed as 6'5 ranging to 6'3. Never said the guy was better than Mays.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Sorry for bristling Trac, I'm still pissed we didn't have the balls or the smarts to get Mays. Hopefully QS can bring some good stuff to the team.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Adewale Ogunleye worked out for the Pats today. He could replace Derrick Burgess, if Burgess retires.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Looks like the only negative on him was his angles, that's very fixable.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Watched it... wouldn't call that getting owned '85. I'd say that in a real game he would have caused some havoc in the backfield on at least a couple of those plays. Great that omlete is playing well though.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I always thought if you get knocked to the ground.. you got owned but your opinion.

    Good point about Omiyale.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Common man. Let's see what happens in the game. It looked to me as if they went hard for about 3 seconds then let us every time... and he, us, slipped.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I think the term "owned" is typically coupled with "for 4 Quarter's" for it to count 85. MB has a point.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Would you call it Luck then? Or just a good showing?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I would call it a glimmer of hope 85.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'll take it.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Everything I hear about Tim Jennings and the more I hear about Peanut, the more I'm sure it is Bowman and Jennings starting.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    At 5'8 the guy had better be a HOFer because he'll be covering man-sized men this year.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Couple other thougts:
    * Exacty... such the usual lovie bullshit. Why I posted what I posted about him 2 strings ago. You simply CAN'T have a good football team without pads practices. Guys sucks balls

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Isn't that Lovie's job? Coaching the Saftey's ?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    That's news to me.
    I thought Lovie's job was piling the BS higher and deeper.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    He's really very good at it Al.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..he's had four years to work at it.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Doc! Common in, the water's fine!

    How was packing?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here you go '85, don't lose hope yet lad: "Peppers just overwhelmed Chris Williams on consecutive plays. Power moves both times."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    In the Video you see that too..

    The nickname Orange Julius is making me forget he is a beast MB lol

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    School is in session, Mr. Williams.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The camp "dings" are coming fast and furious. Knowshon Moreno pulled a hammy in Denver.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I've got him on some of my fantasy teams. Oh well.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Just looked at the power rankings on the network not to be named. Atlanta is ranked 8 and the Bears are 20. Give me a break, what a bunch of hosers.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac..under the radar brother..under the radar!!! as long as we stay there and get W's could careless what the talking heads are saying.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Just read Unga and Iglesias were a little dinged up. Hope they're back soon. Both are on the bubble and I'd hate to release them without seeing anything.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I am really looking forward to see what Inglesias brings this year during preseason. I can't believe we spent a 3rd round pick on him and no one knows if the guy should even be on the team. Same with Melton and Gilbert. Will Wooten break out? By the was, I happen to like the Monsters of the Midway theme Jeffie railed against. It's about time Lovie remembered who this team is supposed to be. I for one would love to see the Bears throttle opposing offenses and finish the games this year with Cutler mopping up. It's gonna be a great year gents, no doubt about it. I would like to see a high percentage passing game coupled with a deep ball once a quarter and a steady diet of pounding the rock up the gut at the goal line. You guys need to be encouraged. This team is primed to light it up.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I want to see if Cutler is waiting to throw or throwing the way Martz wants him to. The more he throws the old way..the more int!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Jeff, your email keeps bouncing back. I tried sending videos and pics to jeff@dabearsblog.com with no luck.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I'm not surprised. Send to HughesReviews@aol.com

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Sent

  • In reply to Joseph:

    A couple of things I observed from today's practice:

    1. Jay threw the ball with plenty of zip. Caleb Hanie over threw/under threw the receivers on a few occasions.

    2. Brad Maynard has a smokin' hot wife.

    3. Eric Peterman caught everything that was thrown his way.

    4. Johnny Knox ran very precise routes. He was working opposite from Hester with the 1's

    5. #18 WR Antonio Robinson has good size but he dropped a couple and had another bounce off his head.

    6. Aromashodu caught everything and was working out of the slot with the ones. Looked like a vet out there.

    7. Steltz got burned bad on the 1 on 1 drills. That scares me. To his credit, he made some good plays towards the end of the day.

    8. Hester was SMOKING EVERYONE and made some awesome grabs throughout the day. He's definitely been working on his routes.

    9. Tim Jennings made a spectacular INT when he tipped a ball and then dove for it, then got up and ran it back. He's a ripped dude and didn't look 5 foot 8 in pads.

    10. Matt Forte was juking fools left and right. Looked healthy to me. Good sign

    11. Joshua Moore deflected a couple passes and I think he had a INT during the 1 on 1 DB drills.

    12. Kahlil Bell made some good runs. He saw a lot of snaps with the 2's

    13. Peanut was destroyed by Hester during the 1 on 1 drill. Especially on the slant routes. Ouch! Hope he just had a bad day or Hester was just that good.

    14. Bowman was like flies on shit during the cover drills, but seemed like he was holding the receivers a lot.

    15. Will Ta'ufo'ou looks like a wrecking ball and ran a few plays with the 1's

    16. Earl Bennett looked a little slow with his routes, but made some nice catches as the day went along. A lot of balls went his way it with both the 1's and the 2's

    17. Freddie Barnes caught some nice slants from Hanie. He muscled some balls from the DB's that tried covering him.

    18. #89 TE Richard Angulo caught some nice balls. He's a big mofo

    19. Brandon Manumaleuna showed some quickness out there and the guy is BIG. And he caught the ball well. Excited about him

    20. Peppers is FAST! The man is scary looking out there holy crap. He lined up on both sides throughout the day.

    21. Early on Butter Harris was rolled on the ground and got sat on. The good news is he bounced right back up. Looks healthy and was very quick off the snap.

    22. Mark Anderson dropped back on one play and tipped a ball and almost had a INT.

    23. Marcus Harrison had his pads off towards the end of practice and puked up his lunch. I didn't see it but the guy next to me said he saw some projectile vomit.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    How is Jay throwing the ball.. I mean is no one there and when the ball gets there the WR is just wide open or does he wait for someone to get open and throw it/

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Pretty good it seemed. A lot of routes were ran over the middle including crossing routes. Jay put the ball on the money each time. They looked timed to me. They also ran a lot of curl routes which he zipped in there pretty well. Not to many deep balls. It's only day 2 so we'll see what happens. I remember last year Jay threw more deep stuff. But that was Ron Turner and his bland play calling. The routes these guys were running seemed more detailed, more double moves to the in and outside.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Thanks Joe. Good to know he is still listening to Martz. Hey.. Did Peppers beat Omiyale or not?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    To be honest I didn't see the D-line vs the O-line until they moved to our side of the field. When Peppers lined up on the Left(facing the QB)he zipped right past the right tackle he was going up against. I didn't catch who that was tho. Regardless, Peppers looked fast and strong out there.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    You'll see in one of the videos I sent Jeff that Peppers bulldozes Manu back like 5 feet. WOW!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Almost forgot, Larry Mayer threw up a peace sign as he walked by. He was being heckled by a few fans. Thought that was kinda funny

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Good stuff! Thanks for the update. I love the fact Bears fans were heckling him. Speaks well of Bears fans, not to blindly accept his company bullshit.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +1

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I hope not GP, that would be really sad. Peanut is one of my favorite players.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ...itchy trigger finger... but you have to put the best players on the field to give you the best chance to win.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Isn't Jennings.. really really really short?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    5'9". Compared to DJ Moore, he's Wilt fucking Chamberlain.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Speaking of Jerry and his strateegery. Would you buy this for a second and a few million? How about you Irish?

    I know that I would:

    "On the first pass play of Dolphins training camp Friday, Brandon Marshall had run one of the common routes in the Miami playbook, a slant and go. Some teams call it "sluggo.'' Whatever, the Dolphins called it a touchdown, because Chad Henne threw it long downfield, perfectly, for a score. "I got chills,'' said quarterbacks coach David Lee. "I don't know how it's possible to get chills in 95-degree weather with 90-percent humidity, but I did. What a beautiful thing that was to see."

    Jerry you truly are a fucktard.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lessee how it goes, these be grown mans out there.

    Marshall probably ends up in South Beach with a Cuban trannie wrapped around his neck, or decides he needs to hang with Lebron and checks out mentally before the season is over.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Really don't know on that one. I wish we would have made a play for him or Boldin. Time will tell. I think Boldin only has a couple of years left. Marshall could be good for another 5-10 years (or get thrown out of the league).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    For my $, I'd rather try that experiment than Unaga or than resign Manning/Bullocks/Steltz/(pick some more).

    Do no any more, just waiting to see what our season looks like.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Just read Major Wright has a groin injury (he was looking good in practice today). Also, Harrison couldn't finish practice again. Dehydrated. They should run Harrison into the ground until he gets into shape. 2 years in a row he shows up out of shape.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Damn Canada... if you saw the pics Irish posted of him, he sure as hell didn't look out of shape. Maybe he hit the gym/roids hard but didn't do much running? Man, that guy is a fucking enigma... just don't get it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Just read a piece about him. I guess he's in shape just dehydrated. Strange. The picture with the article shows him to be much leaner than last year. Not to mention huge arms. I guess I shouldn't jump to conclusions (that would be a first).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    just talked to my frat bro. he said he did this shit when they played college ball together, so no worries. he cut off his f-book profile, so i'm guessing he's getting serious a/b football (sorry....no more insider info)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Tommie looks buff too. Izzy looks ripped. Anthony Adams is still a human bowling ball.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada - being dehydrated has nothing to do with being in shape. He is a big mang and sometimes you just get overheated. He is in shape this year. He will be fine. I predict a much stronger year for Marcus this year. bearsss.
    (that is for you ben in norcal)

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    If any team should benefit from full contact it's the 49er's. I would like to see what this team does this year. I normally hate the Niners but Singletary has me intrigued.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/02/david-baas-suffers-concussion-at-49ers-first-practice/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yeah, while you never like your own guys getting hurt in camp/practice because your head coach loves drills called things like

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Did you read about the Cardinals? They were fighting all over the place lol

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Love it... and supposedly Dansby is a fucking beast.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I can't wait for HBO's Hard Knocks to start. I have the microwave popcorn ready, this is going to be a crazy soap opera that makes the Cowboys look dull...

    http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/08/02/sorry-but-its-hard-to-take-jets-seriously/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Don't have HBO GP, but agree they'll be a super interesting team to watch this year. They have ridiculous (albeit troubled) talent on both sides of the ball... and it all comes with an equal serving of prima donna drama. Should be a pretty fun trainwreck to witness. That or they'll just crush it and win the big show.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Boldin Scmoldin. He had Kurt Warner throwing to him and everyone was looking at Larry Fitzgerald on the other side of the field. Let's see how he does in Baltimore as the main man. Marshall + Bears = Superbowl victory.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Angelo needs to pick up the fucking phone, go hit up Ginny for some more quarters, and make a 1-yr. play for Schobel.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/7135755.html

    Bills let Schobel go because he was so pissed about 3-4, he is a TRUE RDE, and lined up with Peppers at LDE, that would be a Monsters of the Midway moment, I think Aaron has one more solid year left but he wants to play a true 4-3.

    Anderson is bullshit, he's never shown he can stop the run. How many years are we running this experiment? he should change his name to Alonzo Spellman. He's a great 2nd string sub or 3rd down rusher. Wooten can back up Peppers on the other side. Melton should go.

    Jerry - don't let the Texans pick up Schobel for a song, they are deeper at end than we are. We need a true 4-3 RDE, be a fucking man and bid.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh, no, this is WAAAY past being an 'expriment", GP.
    At this opoint it qualifies as a damn fetish.

    Either that or Anderson has compromising pics of Lovie with dwarfs or animals.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Or both

  • In reply to gpldan:

    if anything else, Schobel will push some1 for a starting spot (therefore, cutting dead weight). he might have 1 year left, but that dude is a fuckin' animal (and since he's old, can't demand money). damn the Bills are stupid...DO IT JA!!!!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    RT @ZachZaidman: Lovie Smith: "We don't take it light in practice. We hit."

    Lovie told all of y'all to go fuck yourselves lmao. btw: some1 translate "LDL" for me (never did get that joke)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I believe it translates to "Limp Dick Lovie"

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Murphy, where ya been? Observing from the sidelines?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, been doing a little observing, just waiting for some real news from camp. Waiting for that first pre season game. Also been a little pre- occupied with my mother in the hospital and dealing with that. Nice to be noticed that I have been some what silent. I always have an eye on you and the other guys. When I'm not talkin I'm listening.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Best wishes for you mom murph. Hope she's doing ok.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Bullshit and lies FQ. I don't think Gomer knows what hitting in fucking practice is. The usual party line, just like:

    * "We're a good football team"
    * "There's a lot more football to be played"
    * "Rex is our Quarterback"

    ...and the new one:

    * "We don't take it light in practice. We hit."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and .... "I've been around football for a while ... I know what a superbowl-losing team looks like ..."

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I like that one irish

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Anderson gets a pass until the regular season starts - they've made enough noise about his improvement anyway. Something tells me a different dude shows up this year. And there's plenty of guys to stop the run ... but no money left in the kitty.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Plus fucking one, Mb. Plus fucking one.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    He's listed at 5'8" and 185 lbs or 173 cms and 84 kgs (just in case you're into Metric).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Yeah, we sure have alot of Cubs on the roster.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Nice work Joseph. Any Greg Matthews sightings ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yes actually, big kid that caught some nice balls early. Had me scrambling to find out who had on the #16 jersey.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Thank you Joseph. That's what I'm talking about. Finally, some good first hand info.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Tis another Monday Boys. I hope you all have a great week and you day goes well.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Joe...nice..seeing I'm not able to see camp from 1500 miles away..it's good to have some eyes on this thing..appreciate it! and for all those keeping their finger on the pulse.. guys like me appreciate it more than you know..all I get to see and hear is the crap the Bears site shovels..thinking of projectile vomiting!!!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Awesome Joe. Thanks very much for the report. really good stuff. Anything else you can think of? Bullocks? Lach? Pisa?

    I hope to provide you guys with the same kind of report after the San Diego game.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks guys, I'm happy to share the experience with you guys. And thanks to Jeff for giving us a place to voice our thoughts and opinions with fellow die hard Bears fans. We've been waiting all off season for this and game 1 is right around the corner.

    MB, didn't focus too much on Bullocks but will next time. Same with Urlacher for the simple fact that the LB's and Safteys can't really hit guys coming across the middle. But Major almost decapitaded I one WR, can't recall who it was but it would have been ugly if he did.

    First time using my camera so the pics and vids that I sent Jeff might not be of the best quaility. Should have better ones next time for you guys.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Any chance you could stick 'em up on Youtube, Joseph ?

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I'll bet when Brad first met his wife he just said he was an NFL player ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Working on it Irish

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Lucky bastard. I am truly envious Joe - in a good way, not in a cook your pet rabbit way.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    :o)

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I don't think anyone is railing against the idea, Trac. It's just that the Bears practices have been soft for years - a far cry from the old days...

    "But, I've said many times, that my teammate Dick Butkus had hit me as hard in practice as anybody in a game. He was a tremendous practice player ==> and if you want to be good on Sunday, you had to do it in practice, <== and he didn't let up in practice." - Gale Sayers* (==> emphasis <== is mine) THAT is what I think is needed to earn the right to use the moniker "Monsters of the Midway". Talk doesn't seem likely to suffice. * from http://www.profootballhof.com/history/release.aspx?release_id=384

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Yikes, that will teach me to try to use special characters! The full text I tried to quote was:

    "But, I've said many times, that my teammate Dick Butkus had hit me as hard in practice as anybody in a game. He was a tremendous practice player and if you want to be good on Sunday, you had to do it in practice, and he didn't let up in practice."

    and I wanted to emphasize the part:

    "if you want to be good on Sunday, you had to do it in practice"

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I hear you Dave, but...... Lovie doesn't want to double down just yet. After all the injuries this team keeps on having to deal with, he is playing it safe. I can see both arguments, no doubt. I just think that if you practice full contact and don't have the monsters of the midway mindset, what good is that? Just because you don't have full contact practice, it doesn't mean you then have to shy away from the Monsters of the Midway mindset. P.S., have you ever seen Butkus limp/walk?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yeah there is no easy solution, and I agree with you that the attitude does not require teammates to beat each other up in practice.

    But for whatever reason(s), Ditka/Ryan was the last time the Bears really had any fire and as I recall their practices did not shy from contact. On the other hand, for all I know that fire could have had as much to do with the fury of Sweetness' play as anything else.

    Perhaps Urlacher can bring it if he's coming back with a vengence... time is running out for him and he has to know it.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Doesn't surprise me at all when you look at the guy that drafted him, Trac. You look at the best players on our team and Angelo had nothing to do with drafting them.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No apology needed. I'm not crazy about Lovie and it wouldn't bother me if he went down the road (take JA and Phillips with him). However, if we make the playoffs and make some noise, I"m sure he stays. If there is a lockout, I'm sure he stays.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...simple phrase.."Lovie Rules"

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Now that's how to take first Artoo.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Nice first Artoo.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Thanks Irish. You know, if you predict the starting O-line, Williams, Johan, Beekman, Asita, Shafter or Omyile.. I will give you a What would Aromashodu t-shirt

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Also have to agree with Morrissey, surprisingly. But how many other teams don't tackle in camp ? It can't be just the Bears can it ? It is a hollow call for a return to the Monsters of the Midway when they're actually doing nothing about it.

    Can't see the Bears signing Holt if they didn't sign T.O. No room at the inn for any more six foot receivers. We need to make space for one of the 6'3 guys and either Peterman or Barnes - Iglesias and Davis to bite the bullet hopefully. Davis is 31, 5'9 and Iglesias ...well, why does he deserve a spot ? We need to get bigger at receiver, we have the two burners. It looks like Angelo got capped at $140 million by the ownership, and thought we didn't need a quality vet receiver like Terrell or a safety. Two bad mistakes that will hurt us this season. Terrell would have had value on weak-side run blocks if nothing else. Neither Knox nor Hester can help us much there.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    If the patritots don't want him then why do we?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    The Patriots didn't want Olsen either.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    hahaha ..good point!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0802-bears-chicago--20100801,0,1456552.story

    Nice to hear Tice say that (even at 6'3) Lance Louis could push for a start at RT, if he doesn't beat out Garza at RG. I think Tice can get the talent off the bench and onto the field for us this year. If only we could snatch Rosenfels away from the Queens we could actually have a nice little roster there.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    LM:
    What will determine who wins the competition at left guard between Johan Asiata and Josh Beekman?

    MT:
    Consistency at the position. At the end of the play you

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'm still keeping an eye on how Asamoah pans out for the Chiefs. If he's a bust, I'll eat my words - but I feel we're stuck with Asiata and Louis.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Rather see Beekman at center if possible, but if he can start competently that's a great sign.

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    Totally, Ninja. With Asiata/Beekman/Louis in the middle, we might actually get to the second level stuff downfield this year. With CW and maybe Gigantic Webb at tackle, Manu at TE, how do you fail to run with that shit. I think our receivers will mostly shit the bed this year (apart from Shabba), but if Tice plugs in the right guys, then we can definitely run it.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    MORE disdain / ignorance from national wags.

    Four-Letter Radio's "Mike & Mike" (known in some circles as "Same and Samer" or "Dumb & Dumber") are now doing their "2-A-Days" camp reports and today, one of them was the Bears.

    In another all too typical, dismissve, superficially researched "analysis" we get...

    Greenberg's call: 6-10.

    Golic: 5-11.

    They liked The Packers & Minnesota as "Super Bowl contenders" and they think Detroit will be much improved.

    They, especially Golic, do not like Cutler. That's putting it midly. Made their point by mentioning his interceptions. No mention of TD passes.

    "Their best receiver is Olson", but there are no "playmakers" at wide receiver, the only one of which they mentioned by name was Devin Hester. No Aromashadu, no Knox. Blah, blah, blah.
    Absolutely NO depth to their assertions (actually stale assumptions) whatsover.

    They mentioned Peppers' acquisition and the return of Urlacher. No mention of Taylor, Manumaleuna, Chris Harris or the fact that a SECOND starting linebacker, Tinisamoa, was also lost, basically for the season in game 1 last year.

    Obvisously, the emphasis of this piece was making sure it fit the time slot.

    I would love to see them debate the Bears with the Blogfather or any number of the regulars on this blog.

    If that were a fight, the referee would be forced to stop it in the first round because M & M would be cut to ribbons in well under 3 minutes.

    If it were a war, "Mike & Mike" would France.

    If this were a high school reseach paper the grade would be D-.

    If these two full-of-themselvespersonalities did 10 minutes of prep on this 'report' COMBINED, I'll be stunned.

    Dollars to dougnuts they spent more time in make-up than on their analysis of the Bears.

    Why do I wake up listing to them, you ask?
    Because the sports alternative is Stephan A. Smith. A
    n alternative too terrible to even contemplate.

    Happy Monday, everybody!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    We thump the Pokes in their big screen TV house in Week 2, and everybody will be scrambling for the reset button.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    When the Bears crushed the pokes 44-0 in '85 GP, I knew it was game on. The outcome of that game this year will tell us alot.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    No team has kicked the Cowboys ass harder than that.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Where have these guys been. Here at the Blog we've known all along.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/02/bears-have-more-tight-ends-than-they-know-what-to-do-with/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Jerry: "Plan? What's that?

    Anyway, whatever it is, it's not important

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And then ...
    "Fuck.....I forgot to get a vet receiver and a safety ....aw crap ... ginny's gonna kill me ...I'm such a tool ....where's my crack pipe?"

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Saints lined Shockey up in the slot to good effect in the Super Bowl. We can do the same with Olsen. Not to mention, given our weakness at FB, Olsen has done some lead blocking.

    I see him as a Red Zone set weapon. Man-o-moolah-mayo is a 2nd OT, and Davis is a better blocker and can catch just as well. Olsen needs to work on his speed, that's the intangible he brings - OLBs can't cover him downfield - something that isn't true of all the other TEs.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I haven't heard much about Davis.. It's looking like he is going to be cut.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    If Angelo cuts Davis I will personally annihilate every trace of his DNA from existence. If anyone gets cut, it needs to be My Little Pony. What does Olsen offer us that the others can't ? YAC ? Toughness ? Blocking ability? Is Olsen some kind of unbelievable receiver or something ? No. Does he hear footsteps and fall over when brushed lightly by a cornerback ? Yes. I'd take Angulo over pony girl any day of the week and the only thing I know about him is that he's 6'8.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Agreed - KD is a beast. No way on gods green earth does he get cut. Nope. There may be other moves afoot during preseason, but outright cutting him would be idiotic...wait a second.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I uploaded the vids I took from training camp to YouTube from Sundays practice. There should be 16 total videos that last around 15 seconds each. They aren't the best quality or angles but some turned out o.k. Hope you guys like them, will be better next time around. Here's a link to the first one and you should be able to find the youtube page I created from there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO6q7VWXx6w

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Here's the link to the page I created:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/SportsLifeChicago

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Sweet ! Thanks Joseph.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Maybe dump them all into Moviemaker and have them all in one vid ? Lay a little Frank Zappa Uncle Remus down as the audio track .....

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Well done Joe. Thanks.

    BTW, '85 did you see that Pep would have crushed Jay in #1?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Will do Irish, kinda just threw them up for the time being. Still a noob at this.

    Pep is the like big bully on the playground, nobody can block him when he goes full force.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Yeah, Chris Williams called him a mutant.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thought of you immeadiately lol holy shit.. had to comment twice on that..

  • In reply to Joseph:

    BRETT FARVE CALLS IT QUITS

  • In reply to pankster:

    Damn, I hope it's not true. I was really looking forward to seeing Peppers rip Favre's arm off.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    +1

    I don't think he fancied seeing Mr. Suh and Mr. Peppers ANd Mr. Harris and Mr. Urlacher all up in his face.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    HOLY SHIT!! Was just about to post that PDC!!!! Fuck yeah, bring on Tarvis baby!!! We just moved up to #2 in the NFCN baby! BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I called it.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Wow did he bend the Vikings over. Now if Rodgers could only strain his vagina in camp the division is ours!

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Seriously, I give him credit for playing this long but c'mon, how can you string along your team this long after you ruin their season last year and then bail during training camp? What a homo, slap yourself Brett

  • In reply to Joseph:

    richeisen:

    Favre has apparently told Vikings that his ankle isn't responding well and he's not returning. Veteran Favre Watchers know not to flinch.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Who knows with Favre. He could say he is calling it quits now. Wait a couple of months for his ankle to heal. Then come back as the savior and play half a season. I wouldn't put it past him.

    Unless his ankle is completely done.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Agreed Norway and BD82

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yup, Favre watch continues ...

  • In reply to Joseph:

    HOly shit did you see Peppers.... MB..I am so sorry for what I said earlier ... HOLY SHIT

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Probably my favorite game of all time, especially since I lived in San Antonio at the time and many Cowboys fans were talking about how they might very well beat the Bears.

    Instead, worst loss in Cowboys history! I was *so* delighted.

    There was a picture of Danny White walking off the field with a cervical collar and immense frown that resided on my refrigerator door for a loooong time.

    I think I knew it was "game on" was when they ran off a very long, time consuming drive to ice the game against the World Champions in Candlestick Park. That one sure felt good too.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I was in the Marine Corps back then and I was at Knott's Berry Farm in Anaheim with my crazy girlfriend from Wisconsin(that's another story for later) and one of the vendors had the game on the radio. My girlfriend kept getting pissed at me because I wouldn't go on the rides with her so I could listen to the game. She finally made such a stink I left at halftime. I think the score was 24-0. Anyhow, a while later I went back to the vendor to hear the final score of 44-0 come over the radio. That's when I knew that nobody would stop the Bears from winning their first ever Super Bowl. I think I let out a resounding OOOOOOOOHRAAAAAAAHHH that could be heard for miles around.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    @#$@#%! Dolphins ....

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Romo shits the bed. Guaranteed.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    We follow this team 24/7, 365. Of course we know the team better than those guys. I'd say we know the team better than everyone other than people employed by the Bears and the beat reporters. Look at the comments to the Bears articles. 90% of it is just people spewing back the crap from talking heads or smack talk. When Jaws did his report about all 26 of Cutler's INT's last year and came to the conclusion they were all Jay's fault, I almost fell off my chair. I've always really liked and respected Jaws but that was total BS. All of us knew the horrible OL and growing pains of the WR's were at some fault. Oh well.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I like Jaws and whether you agree with him or not, Cutty definitely threw "more that a few" bad picks last year. As a Bears fan I thought he was way too careless with the rock. I do think he will play better this year but if he doesn't show any improvement in this area I will personally lobby for Jaworski to run for president.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    No doubt about Cutler being at fault for most of them, but all of them? Last year I was really disappointed with his picks in the red zone and lack of accuracy on the long ball. Hopefully both will improve this year.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Sorry guys, Jaws is a douche. Classic armchair QB (figurative and literally I guess). Not interested in his paltry view of things. The fact that he was a main participant in that farve d-suck fest last year proves he's as much a douche as terico or Chucky. Uuuhhhggg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know MB, the truth is painful. Rub some dirt on pal.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    What does that make us MB. Super Douche's?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yes.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Can't argue with ya! At least Jaws would look at film and put in the work. Years ago (+10) I used to watch his match up show and liked it a lot. Not sure what it's like now.

    No doubt he was on the Favre bandwagon. I've read where the announcers are fed constant encouragement to talk about "the storyline". Basically whomever they choose to stroke or beat on that week. I hate 3-man booths and sideline reporters. 2 announcers, good camera work and a good director is perfect. All the other shit gets in the way of the game. I just hope they don't cram too many more graphics of scores and fantasy bullshit. It's starting to crowd the screen. Oh well.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Pam Oliver, a pill, and a nice candle-lit apartment, that's all I'm sayin'....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jaworski would certainly know about mediocrity in QBS, ahving career stats like this :

    TD-INT 179-164
    Yards 28,190
    QB Rating 72.8

    He had Jay's year last year EVERY year on average. And Jay already has Jaworski's solitary pro bowl equaled. @%#$ Ron Jaworski and the horse he rode in on. Jimmy Mac said it best. How can you expect the guy to do any better with no protection? You can run without protection, as Walter proved. You cannot pass. Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, McNabb, they all shit the bed under pressure. Favre did it at the Jets, not a word said.

    If only he had receivers, Cutler would be fantasy football sexual chocolate .... watch Carson Palmer this year.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    SEXUAL CHOCOLATE!!!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    "Even with Hanie playing 16 games, we'd do better than that. Golic and Greenberg can both kiss the right-hand side of my royal Irish arse. Let's just watch the season unfold and then hopefully come back at the end of it. Fuck! Shit! Bitch!"

    Irish, can you please record yourself saying the above and send it to Jeff to post on the site? Please?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Busy, MB. Still kickin' it with Bill at Chelsea's afters ... then it's off to Bill Murray's pad for a few days to chill out ....

    That's how my tweets would roll.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Common man. throw us a bone here.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    @#$% Jaws !

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Don't get too down about the 'experts', that usually means ex-player, and that means they weren't rocket scientists to begin with. Playing pro football does not an analyst make. Anyone who puts this team at 5-11 or whatever - when we are clearly going to have an improved roster combined with better coaching and strategy (on offense at least) - is an idiot.

    Even with Hanie playing 16 games, we'd do better than that. Golic and Greenberg can both kiss the right-hand side of my royal Irish arse. Let's just watch the season unfold and then hopefully come back at the end of it :'How do ye like them apples ?'

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    yea...about Rosenfels:

    according to Seifert, he threw a combined 6 picks saturday and sunday. yea...he can stay w/ the Queens.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'll take TJ instead... at last he's an athlete.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Peyton Manning threw six picks in a regular season game - nobody dismissed him based on that. Rosenfels has a good record, with quite a few 3 TD comeback wins in the NFL (and he outplayed Schaub at the Texans), that's hard to do unless you're a baller - it's insane to go into a regular season with practically zero NFL experience at backup QB. None of our backups has started a real game. Rosenfels is apparently 4th string at Minny. And before anyone mentions Kyle Orton's record as a rookie, the defense won every one of those games for him. We have a good enough front seven and cornerbacks to hide the glaring hole at safety. But going into the season without a vet receiver and especially a vet QB could be our downfall.

  • Hey. If Frank plays great on the right and CW on the left, this team can be downright great.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    We'll change his nickname from OMG to Frank the Tank.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I love preseason. Everything is so... optimistic!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    We've popped open the Orange and Blueberry Drank. Have a big gulp. This batch has extra codeine!

  • http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/multimediapopup.asp?mm_file_id=1917&play_clip=Y&rn=10

    Proof. I hope your right..

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Around 50 seconds Trac

  • A shower and a shave?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hee hee

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I like this guy Mike Tice. I like the cut of his jib. If anyone can get his O-line working hard and playing well it's this guy. He is not afraid to say that Omiyale is bette suited at Right Tackle and was playing out of position last year at left guard. He is not afraid to say that Kreutz let his technique go to shit but if he listens to Tice he will improve from last year. He is also not afraid to show a little fucking humor and the fact that he is pretty much known to be a hard ass tough guy dick. Talking about Williams:

    I

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I like how he takes guys out and make them realize that they don't just have the job.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    "Rex is our quarterback" is Lovie's idea of motivating a player. I like Tice's "grab some pine" approach much better.

  • In reply to Oaktown34:

    FU$@!#$!@#ING LDL!!!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I'm starting to like what I see in Asiata..maybe we did have our guard all along. LDL just likes leaving them in closet. LDL you FU!@$#!@$#NG Idiot!

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