Second Preseason Game Recap

Second Preseason Game Recap

So watching the first half of tonight's game, I ran the gamut of emotions.  But I'll break down my thoughts.  First, special teams. No worries here, though it'd be nice if the Bears had a backup long snapper.

Offense.  Clearly the pass-blocking is going to be the focal point of this performance, with Lance Louis being blown off the ball by Tommy Kelly and Chris Williams looking like he'd never played left tackle before.  (I'd be surprised if Louis is the starter next week.)  I will be cautious with my overall negativity as I just don't see the Bears using the formations you saw tonight as frequently as you saw them tonight.  And if the Bears have struggled to block early, they've always been quick to add help to a side of the line.  

An issue that has now emerged in two consecutive games is Jay Cutler's tossing the ball well over the head of Johnny Knox on both complete and incomplete passes.  If Knox is going to be the #1 guy, Cutty is going to need to get the ball down.  On the flipside, the receivers need to catch the ball.  Olsen and Hester both had silly drops that could have resulted in big gains.

The positive notes?  Jay Cutler has the best scrambling ability we've ever seen in navy and orange.  And the running game looks in midseason form, with the addition of the Chester Taylor screen pass bringing a much-needed dimension to the offense.  I'd like to see Matt Forte cut more balls to the outside but he looked like the forte of 2008 tonight.

Defense.  Ugh.  I'll start with the positives.  I liked Julius Peppers' work against the run.  I liked our linebackers very much, especially after Brian Urlacher took to the bench.  Nick Roach has become a real player.  I liked seeing Chris Harris, a safety, coming up to make hard hits.  

I didn't like much else.  The plague of the Lovie Deuce was on display tonight.  A lack of pass rush.  Wide open tight ends over the middle.  Screens going for distance.  Failure to get off the field on third-and-long.  Danieal Manning trying to tackle professional football players.  On and on and on.  This defense has a lot of work to do to keep the offense from needing thirty a game to win every week.

Overall.  Still a glorified practice but the pressure escalates next week against the Cardinals.  (Side note: the last Bears v. Cardinals third preseason game was that which spawned Denny Green's brilliant midseason rant.)

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  • Lovie's post-game presser is just a disaster to watch. This is gonna be a looong season boys and girls...

  • no one died tonight and that makes me feel good. Urlacher getting hurt doesn't make me feel good but it doesn't look serious. Love Martz's mindset. No one is safe when he is calling the plays. We just need to execute. DA, Hester and Knox will have big years. i was disappointed to watch Olsen miss the easiest 20yd pass ever.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Yup, "Girlie Thor" was in full effect tonight.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    It looked like the lack of protection sped up Cutty's timings and he threw the ball too early on both plays Blogfather blames on receivers. Also Cutty takes little mincing dropback steps on the 7-step drops. Maybe he feels the pressure there too.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    The Bears signed Todd Collins. That should give some breathing room for Hanie and Pepe.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Todd Collins Trivia:

    I think it's fair to say that Collins' best game in recent memory was a coule yours back when the Bears knocked a stuggling Jason Campbell out of the Washington game and Collins came in won the game for the 'Skins.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Yep, 12/06/2007 at D.C.

    Skins 24 - Bears 16.

    Todd Collins: 15 of 20 for 224 and 2 TDs, no INTs.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/200712060was.htm

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Todd Collins career:

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CollTo00.htm

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Which means - again - the Bears lied to us about Mister Hanie being ready for opening day.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Teams mask their moves for various reasons. I'm not concerned about that, what bothers me is the total waste of picks when they don't have very many to begin with.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I said it when they drafted him. Lefavour racked up his stats against Mid-America conference also-rans. When he stepped up in competition, like when they came out here and played Arizona last year, he looked overmatched.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Everybody hear the latest about Mr. Mariotti...?

    http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6576815-espns-jay-mariotti-arrested-for-assault

    Maybe bernie Licicome will apply for jay's empty seat on ATH.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Is Mariotti's domestic partner a man or a woman? That's a serious question, since Ozzie called him a f*g.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    It's a woman and I believe he was married once before.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I think she's a tranny.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Now that once again Da Blogger's were right when we said Le Pew was a wasted pick on draft day, will you please listen to real football minds by checking into Da Blogg at least once a month Jerry?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Erik Kramer doesn't feel the same way about Lance Louis as you do. I thought the kid looked raw, but fuck it, on the 2 point conversion did you see him on the pull out? He pulls out faster than Max with his favorite doll. And at 320ish, he can move people. He just gets lost and his technique needs a lot of work.

    Kamerion Wimbley should send flowers to Chris Williams girlfriend tonight, because he murdered him in cold blood in front of a packed audience. All with a duck in move that any NFL tackle should counter easily. Just push him down, extend the arms out Chris! Damn, that was bad, Wimbley was all over the place.

    I don't know what to say about Lack. HH played well in support, but damn I don't want another year of watching HH challenging guards on the run. It's like watching a guy get hit by a car in slow mo again and again.

    Forte looks fast, little Smurf Moore is a fucking baller, but we didn't get a groove on with the DL until 0-16 finally pulled Anderson out and let the Harris-Peppers-Toenina-Izzy line gel somewhat. That line can crash a pocket.

    Chris Harris looks bad. He must have some kind of insane Mike Brown-esque locker room presence, because he doesn't back it up on the field.

    Thankfully, Peanut looks to still have it at right corner.

    An incredibly mixed bag. Cutler is so fucking talented, it hurts not see him with a line that can hold up. Especially when guys like Asamoah of Illinois were so easily obtainable, and no free agency money was spent here either.

    This is going to be a big big problem all year long.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Good breakdown GP, I think this team might need six pre-season games to figure it all out.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Are you being sarcastic bout special teams Jeff? How can you have no worries when the Bears have had two blocked punts and coverage teams have looked average at best?

    Cutler was spoiled to have Brandon Marshall in Denver, he'll have to learn to adjust to smaller and less "go up and get it" WRs like Knox and Hester. It's not a surprise the tallest WR on the team happens to be Cutler's favorites targets. Devin Aromashodu and the other WRs on this team will have to step up and make some plays for Cutler for this offense to work. It'll be interesting to see who emerges as Cutler's 'go to' guy in clutch situations.

    Daniel Manning is fast, but he can't tackle. If you can't tackle, you shouldn't be a safety. Major Wright needs to heal quickly or this defense could bleed out if the line can't get pressure.

    It was nice to see the run game going again on offense. Manumaleuna and Kellen Davis had nice blocks to spring Forte on his highlight reel run. Kruetz looked solid and Lance Louis made a couple nice plays tonight as well. Obviously Chis Williams struggled with pass protection and could have killed Jay Cutler. Luckily this was preseason and the Bears have something on film to fix before the start of the season. Unfortunately, there is a LOT on tape to fix and NOT a lot of time left in the preseason. Lovie, Martz, Marinelli and Tice better get to work ASAP or we're going to see the same old song.

    By the way, good call Jeff on the Denny Green rant. "Who takes the 3rd game of pre-seaosn like it's bullshit? BULLSHIT!" haha

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady, I find it hard to start judging Dave Toub's group. It's practice. And they've been the best in the league for three or four straight years. If they suck against Detroit, I'll start worrying.

  • In reply to Shady:

    the o line can't pass protect. the bears will have to be a run-dominant team to have any chance of sniffing .500.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Iglesias blew on special teams too. Manning and Harris looked lost in coverage. People can say it's only pre-season all they want, but when players exhibit basic stuff they just can't handle, then that's no excuse. They're playing this game their whole lives - stuff like coverage skills doesn't get 'fixed' in two weeks. Neither of our starting safeties can cover. That only gets fixed by inserting two guys that can cover. The Harris swap for Williams smelled right from the start. Hopefully with Manu and Davis plus an o-line that gets a good kick in the ass this week, we can establish the run. Speaking of the running game, Mini-me Wolfe needs to go. Now. I find it hard to believe that our ST falls apart if we get rid of a guy that small and ineffective in a sport played by grown men. He isn't MJD. Is he such a superstar that we could conceivably lose a guy like Bell or Tofu-man to keep him? Eric Peterman - no explanation required. Thanks for playing Eric, take care now.

  • Don't we all. Even though I have major concerns, I will make my final judgement after the Lions game. Out.

  • Urlacher has a calf, he'll be fine.

    Chris Harris can tackle, but not entirely sure he can cover.

    Tommy looked good for a change. Peppers may actually free Tommie up a bit this year.

    Pisa looks better to be, but durability is a concern.

    Hester ran a couple reverse plays that took much less time to develop than the Ron Turner reverse. The first gained about 10 yards and the second was a no gainer.

    Biggest positive was Forte and Cutler. Biggest negative was Chris Williams.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Chris Williams and long snapping.

  • In reply to Shady:

    mannelly could have gone if the game counted. he actually came back into the game he got hurt in. Bears fans are so gay that they booed on bad snaps from our tight end. Take it easy nerds, if Dez gets hurt they will just sign a long snapper in about 2 hrs. holy fuck. please tell me people aren't pissed about the long snapping. Shady, say it ain't so.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I'm not pissed, I now have a greater appreciation for our long snapper. Dez dribbling those balls back to Maynard was scary bad.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I think I have a greater appreciation for long snapping

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    so does this mean no more "audibles from the long snapper" lol

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    It would seem appropriate to retire that one, eh FQ?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Consider the Redskins. Fat Albert threw up and got dizzy, COMING OUT OF THE HOT TUB before the game. And then, he didn't want to play. Shanny the Tranny made him play with the third team in the 2nd half. Albert went ballistic to the press.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/22/AR2010082200210.html

    Then, Shanny the Tranny released Albert's baby picture:
    http://sports.cbsimg.net/mcc/authors/logo/142214/100

    Then, Albert asked the press if they ever saw Shanny and Kurt Warner's wife in the same room at the same time. This prompted investigation:
    http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/assets_c/2009/01/mike%20shanahan%20pic-thumb-154x202.jpg

    http://aofg.blogs.com/.a/6a00d83451c7bb69e201053700fc5d970c-800wi

    Hmmmm..... what a soap opera

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    At least we're not the four skins. Fat Albert throws up in the tub, then throws down a fit, calls the Tranny out

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/22/AR2010082200210.html

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Shanny decides to post Albert's baby picture:

    http://sports.cbsimg.net/mcc/authors/logo/142214/100

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Albert says, have you ever seen Shanny and Brenda Warner in the same room?

    http://aofg.blogs.com/.a/6a00d83451c7bb69e201053700fc5d970c-800wi

    http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/assets_c/2009/01/mike%20shanahan%20pic-thumb-154x202.jpg

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    That picture is not fair to brenda. she has long blond hair now and is a hot older woman.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    not super hot but much better than previous pictures

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Eeeeewwwwww...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hee hee, she was gross with the short uncolored hair but she's not half bad as a blond. why am i laughing as i write this. i feel like i just told you guys that i like german pee cam videos. my wife just asked my from the other room why i am laughing like a child and i can't tell her.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I've totally done that laughing about shit you guys say and my wife will be like, "what's so funny?"

    "uhhh... never mind babe, just some funny stuff from the guys on my Bears Blog."

    "oh... ok".

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    how hurt is Urlacher's calf? Brownie strained his calf that one year and it fucked him all year. If i have to watch HH play middle linebacker i will fucking cry.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    It doesn't sound serious, more like he tweaked it.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    "Doesn't sound serious"? Like the Bears are going to tell us anything of substance before they absolutely HAVE to? The same way they claimed Forte wasn't playing hurt last season?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Agree Albert. That is my concern. How truthful is Lovie being?

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    I'm not counting on learning anything from Lovie -- that's a given. 54 was quotes as saying the last time something like this happened he was playing two days later. That was 4 years ago in 2007.

    I think Brownie's injury was much more serious and he completely fucked it up on that infamous pass to Steve Smith in 2005.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    The part of this article that caused me more discomfort than any other was when Jason Campbell, that's right, "Jason Campbell" said, and I quote, "[T]his game I was a lot more comfortable".

    Let me just give you a refresher course Lovie, Good Bears Defensive Units "Do Not" not allow opposing quarterbacks to feel comfortable. Especially ones like Jason Campbell.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/22/raiders-bears-one-liners/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    That was one of two shocks in the game for me, Trac (apart from everyone sealing their blocks on Forte's run). One , Chris Williams looking like GB's Barbre. Two, Jason Campbell looking like an NFL starting QB thanks to his line and our secondary. He ain't all that and his stats proved it (50%, 0TDs 1 INT). He went 5/5 and then couldn't do much after that. I think once Wright starts and then gets the hang of things, Harris will be back at SS (though still giving it up on coverage). Marinelli will start dialling it all up when the games count ... the D-line will run amok ... and there will be blood.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Rashied Davis looked tough. Why is Chris Harris making a lot of tackles but mental mistakes? Or are they just his speed gone? I like Matt.. he has some burst and some very few plays from breaking the big one. Funny...last week we could kinda pass and couldn't really run and this time it's we can run and not pass. ha

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    watching the game over again and noticing not only Williams and Louis getting owned but how easily HH is pushed around and how ineffective Mark Anderson is. His strength is a speed move but he is busy over using a spin move while the tackle stands right in front of him waiting for him to finish the spin so he can continue to block him. comical. Izzy is taking the starting job.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    as it should be (Izzy)

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    right on, FQ

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Louis does seem better on run blocking though.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    izzy just blew his guy up and made the run stop

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    he's still green. gonna take some time (remember...low draft pick to starting. gonna take time...that we don't have lol)

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Here's another wonderful exert from the same article.

    Cable gushed about newcomer Kamerion Wimbley, who notched four sacks, primarily at the expense of Bears LT Chris Williams; "Exceptional night really," Cable said in comments distributed after the game. "It started right from the get-go, and up until he came out I think he was a factor on third down. Shoot, I think on every series."

    "I got one early and I was energized," Wimbley said of his performance. "I was able to use some successful moves one-on-one and I came free. I have never had four sacks in a half before."

    Somehow I have the feeling that after the DBB fans are done with Lovie this year, his rear end will have a hole the size of the Grand Canyon in it.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    Where our pride guys? This is unacceptable.

  • In reply to bearsvegas:

    I woukldn't go so far as to say that the "Truth" is not exactly a stranger to Lovie OR the Bears, but they aren't close friends, either.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    agree!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Can this fuckin season start already? what the fuckin shit man. Im ready got my NFL ticket, sundays are back!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    11-5 is my 2010 prediction

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    That sounds EXTREMELY optimistic to me.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    11-5 IF Cutler stays healthy.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Condsidering that after his "performance" Saturday night ,Chris Williams may end up with his picture on a milk carton ("Have you seen me?"), Cutler staying healthy seems like ANOTHER extremly optimistic concept.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    That is why we brought in a dump truck named Manu-Manu-Manu.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Here's the games that I think will be locks for the Bears. The rest will be iffy at best and sure losses at worst.

    Locks
    Seahawks
    Bills
    1 Lions game

    Iffy
    1 lions game
    Giants
    1 Packer game
    1 Queen game
    That's it boys.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Sorry, but this point in time, there is no such think as a "lock" for the Bears and the "Iffy" list is a LOT longer than that.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Correct me if I am wrong. Doesn't Lovie have one more year after this one?

    The gay guy on espn brought up a good point. If we have a lock out..expect the Bear's to keep Lovie or get someone who sucks.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Cost for the Vikings to induce Narcissus to come in and play this season:

    $3 Million (with incentives for another $4 Million).

    Guaranteed money to sign Chester Taylor away from Minnie-ha-ha:

    $7 million.

    Watching Narcissus get BURIED by Patrick Willis because Adrian Peterson was in on 3rd down and missed a block?

    Priceless!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    and #4 got FUCKED UP by Patrick Willis. made me ^_^

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    in looking at this game, Minny has A LOT of protection problems too. recording it now (i'll watch it later to remove biases), but here's what i see:

    1) neither Brett or Tavaris are getting time to make throws
    2) AP fuckin' SUCKS at picking up blocks. he met Patrick Willis head-on and Willis just laughed at that dude
    3) Chris Williams > Brian McKinnie (yes...deadly serious). JP is going to have a field day w/ that clown
    4) The Vikings D let Alex Smith march right down the field on them (through the air). I'll take Phillip Rivers & J. Campbell doing it (b/c they're....you know....actually good QBs); Alex Smith? yea.....

    i say that to say this boys (and girl): if the "Super-Bowl Contending" Queens have problems this early, don't jump off the ship yet. Oakland (even w/o Asomgua and Seymour) is a stout defense. we have things to fix, but I don't think it's as bad as people think (and if it is, I will gladly call it out Week 1).

    now, the games that count are the dress rehearsal (next week's game) and opening weekend. if there is ANY glimmer of hope for the 2010 season, we'll see it in those two games (and against the Cardinals? yea...both sides of the ball are a perfect test for these boys).

    BEAR DOWN!!!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    "We have things to fix".

    Is anyone else tired of hearing THAT song after every Bears' game going back who knows how long?

    I rememnder the flip side to that 45 rpm. It's called

    "Our scheme is good."

    As for the Cardinals, they have plenty of issues of their own and the Bears will not have to worry about seeing Mssrs. Boldin (now a different colored bird) or Fitzgerald (sprained knee ligament) next week.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    true Al, but what else can you say? hell ALL teams have things to fix (you name me one team right now that looks like they're going to steamroll everybody). i'm a least bit optimistic than 12-4 (suffice it to say lol), but 10-6 or 9-7 is easily doable; let's just wait until the opener to condemn this team....deal?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'm not ready to condemn or bless before we see REAL football games.

    But it IS depressing that the Bears' idea of "fixing" the offensive line includes moving the totally-inadquate-at-left-guard, Frank Omiyale, to right tackle. Hearing that Chris Williams(haven't seen it myself yet, replay starts in about a half an hour) got absolutely WORKED by a rookie playing his 2nd pro game is LESS than encouraging as is listening to Olin Kruetz get his panties in bunch because a writer worte the truth about him.

    All I can hear is Mike Martz saying "Everything starts with the offensive line. Everything." The flip side of that is "Everying ENDS with the offensive line. EVERYTHING."

    I don't want the headline after week one to be

    "Mah name is SUH. How do you do! You gonna die!"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Or Kurt Warner more importantly.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I've been saying this for a while. GB and Minny have suspect O-lines. Bring the heat with our excellent line and their passing games are under pressure from the get go. Green Bay don't have a run game, Minny have Mr. Fumble and no Chester Taylor. we should have beaten GB last year in week one, and we did beat Minny. That was with a crappy team. We got better, did they ? Minny certainly didn't. Favre isn't going to get better. If we can get Cutler more than 1.7 seconds to throw, then he can carve that secondary up like a Sunday roast. Minny and GB are who we think they are. It's Detroit that worries me.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    1. Excellent line? Which one?

    2. There's the $64,000 question... "if we can get Cutler more than 1.7 seconds to throw..."

    Biiiig if from what I've been seein' irish

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    the one that made J. Campbell step up in the pocket every time (JP, Big Toe, Tommie, & Izzy). that line there is damn near unstoppable

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    one more note: GREG OLSEN, still cant break a tackle, dude gets pwned everytime.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I don't care where the ball is. IF the ball is in your hands, touches your hands, or if it is near you, catch it.

    I can see where we have postive hopes for our o-line and then there were times where I can see why everyone is pointing pressure on the o-line.

    Kellen Davis, Forte, Taylor, and Pisa, looked great.

    I think Jay Cutler made some bad throws, mostly the ones that the Raiders could deflect and most other players could intercept those.

    Charles Tillman and Bowman got burned a lot. I don't know where we thought they were going to be good but if JP can't get to the ball or anyone else then we are going to let teams rack points on us.

    Biggest dissapointment of the game, 3rd and long and Chris Harris.

    3 points for Jay saying the Oline needs to play better because it's his ass getting hit not Lovie. 4 points for juking that Linebacker and avoiding pressure.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    One player that looked great to me.. Olin Kreutz.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Credit where credit is due, and you all know I have been hammering Olin. GREAT block by a pulling Kruetz together with K. Davis to spring Forte on his long romp.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Btw.. Oslen blocked on that run too.

    Not as good as Olin or Davis but he blocked none the less.

    Kellen Davis needs to play more. Period.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Lance Louis had a good block too. Maybe the only one of the game, but as you say credit where credit due...

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Is there anyone out there that feels we should have picked up an
    O-line during the off season? I agree Jay is a great qb but he can only be as good as what his front line allows him to be....those boys better step up and start blocking for Jay...at least try to give him 2 or 3 seconds!
    And what about our S & CB's...our opponents have our number already...all they have to do is throw the long ball and chances are we can't keep up or we get a penalty!
    We need to get some more talent on this team....I have a feeling it's going to another LONG season listening to my neighbors brag about their Cowboys!

  • In reply to HoosierDaddy66:

    Q: "Is there anyone out there that feels we should have picked up an O-line during the off season? "

    A: No. None of us feel that way. We're all completely 100% satisfied with the way Jerry Angelo handled the off-season, and have been here for the last 6 months saying so.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    lol...see i was going to pass on this, but dammit let me add a lil' to the fire:

    OL? what is that? is that a terrible meat brand called "Obscure Loins," as a knock-off of Oscar Meyer? V_V

  • In reply to HoosierDaddy66:

    Oh, and btw, I watched the boys get OWNED for an entire Q by the chargers... just owned completely. I don

  • In reply to HoosierDaddy66:

    As if "picking up an o-line" in the off season was simple or even POSSIBLE.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    OK, Wembly's NOT a rookie. mea culpa.

    Frankly, I thought Cutler had room to step up in the pocket on the first 2 Wembly sacks.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    i decided to stay up and watch the whole first half. I am actually a little relieved and feel like things could have easily worked out much differently had 4 plays turned out differently.

    1. Knox had a beautiful slant route in the red zone that required a sick play by the defender to stop it from being a touchdown. The pass was perfect, the route was perfect...unfortunately the defender made thee perfect play. End result was botched field goal from bad snap.
    2. On the drive that Oakland kicked their field goal late in the 2nd qtr, Izzy blew up his dude hard and missed a huge sack on a 3rd and long by a fingernail. Izzy will get better and better and the result would have been a long long field goal or them going for it on 4th down.
    3. The muffed punt by the Raiders that Scappy Doo couldn't wrestle from the kick returner would have set up an easy score
    4. Olsen beat his man on a wheel route in the red zone and the route was overthrown by 3 yards in the back of the endzone...because Wimberly was allowed to make contact at 7yards and at 10yards which threw Olsen off the pattern.

    I'm not as concerned because i saw some good pressure from our front 4, solid play by Pisa, Roach and Briggs and flashes of awesomeness by Izzy including his fumble recovery. It was a bad play by Campbell but Izzy beat his man so bad on that play that he would have destroyed the QB. Big Toe generated some pressure and helped cause the Tilmann INT and Peppers applied pressure as well and he and Bowman almost teamed up for a huge corner blitz sack except Bowman took the wrong angle and only got a hand on Campbell. Safety play was rough but the corners didn't look too bad. The Raiders actually just ended up making some really good plays and you can't take that away from them. Some decent run blocks by Kreutz, Louis and Manu Manu resulted in some good runs. Be prepared to see alot of Manu Manu this year.

    Overall - i am still excited about the season as long as Williams stops betting against his own team and does't get owned 5 times in one game.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    starting front four SHOULD be: JP, Tommie, Big Toe, and Izzy (willing to interchange Double A w/ Toe, but Izzy better start). whenever he's in the game, good shit happens defensively.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'm for Izzy.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I will be honest.. I am sacred of Izzy.. I thought he was just a wimpy guy that went to Africa but I am watching him play more and I am looking at his pictures. One word. Beast.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Izzy is built raw muscle, always was a beast. JP is also built like a tank.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I have never really seen what he can do. Besides block field goals, he as has never really stood out to me. Personally.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Wembly is a converted OLB. 260lb or so. He is an Dumervil type speed rusher. He is everything we wished Mark Anderson was - but isn't.

    It's concerning and I think it has to do with Williams and his back surgery. He's BAD at bending and his footwork is so-so at best. If he gets a big power rusher, he'll be fine.

    I noticed something perhaps I've never seen in a Bears game. At least, I can't come up with anything. I saw Manofmoolah split out on one play. That would make the first time I've ever seen a 300lb. man play SE, FL or WR in a Bears uniform. No, the fridge never lined up wide.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    We should keep in mind Detroit has Gunther Cunningham for a DC. That guy hasn't done anything good since he was a ST's coach for KC a million years ago. Yes their O is going to score some points. Their D is going to give up more.

    Minn is going to implode this year. Everyone hates Chilly. He's worse than Lovie. The only reason we beat them last year was because Chilly was more stubborn than Lovie. In the 1st half he kept running AP when we had 20 men in the box. If they start out bad their season will unravel faster than a cheap sweater.

    GB is going to be good.

    I still think our O will be good. Williams had a horrible game. It happens. Let's see how he bounces back. I'm still not sold on Harris. He took bad angles all the time when he was previously on the team. He still does. Not to mention he has no makeup speed at all. Our front seven on D will be strong and the CB's are at least avg. Our ST's will come around and be good as always.

    I'm staying with 10-6.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, Cunningham was the DC for the Chiefs. His defenses gave up only an avg. of 16 points a game. His record with Chiefs 42-22. Dont underestimate him. He coached up some Hall of Fame players. Derrick Thomas for one. I dont think he was ever a Special Teams coach.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    He started out as a ST's coach. Have you heard anything positive about his coaching since the Derrick Thomas days? I haven't.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I havn't heard anything good about Da Coach since his Bears days, but we all still think he was an awesome coach. Just didnt have the horses in New Orleans. I just don't see the guy being a shitty coach, and we shouldnt under estimate his abilities.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I missed #16 on those slow days we had. I've been on Da blog for a little over a year now, and never has anyone elicited the emotions#16 did.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    bad emotions Murph. Not sad to see the dude gone.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    btw, why didn't we make a play for Rosenpenis instead of old todd?

    http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/nfl?eref=fromSI

    Also, 5th story down... how about picking up Sylvester from Pitt instead of putting HH in every time 54 gets an owie.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Answer me a question if you please MB. Who do you think is better, Rosenbud or Jackson hole.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    simple trac....the both have a scent.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    go lobo go. Took me a while but I finally got it. Hardy Har Har

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I think Rosenpenis is actually a pretty solid QB. I don't think he's going to get you to a SB on his own, but he can get some W's and he isn't heavy good or heavy bad. Sound familiar? I'll take an Orton clone at backup any day.

    In reality, I don't have nearly enough 1st hand knowledge of either of them to really say. I think TJack is obviously the better athlete.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Kinda what I think. Both of them will yield about the same if either on of them are traded. I think the consensus is that Rosenbud offers more to the Queens that Jackson which is why I think Jackson hole would be traded before Rosenbud is.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Agree trac. Agree.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yes, Marino is indeed a fucktard and a troll GP... the debate is whether he's #16 or not. They're all trolls in my mind.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The whole time I've been on this blog I've noticed two things.
    1) Trolls are idiots.
    2) #16 is the Boogie man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Let's all together now say "We are all Set"

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Between MB and I, we may have killed the coolaid drinkers lobo. I hope the damage we've done isn't fatal.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    .....honesty hurts sometimes.....I am still of the mindset lets wait and see for the season to begin but this may say it all:

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

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac.. But I like the Koolaid....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPYft1-jN9o&p=E825E41422EDCA01&playnext=1&index=1

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    My daughter said that was really stupid lobo. But I likey.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    bbbbbbbbbbbbbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaa!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    trac...yeah it maybe stupid but it is funny!!!!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Why do people who are supposedly "Bears Fans" come on here and whine all the time?! If u are a TRUE FAN, follow the team no matter what happens and quit complainin! If not, go root for another team! Its a waste of time and effort to complain about something if u dont like it when there are so many other teams out there that u can follow.

  • In reply to Marino:

    One word Mario, "boredom". Our engines are revving and we're waiting for the green light. Nervous energy? A dark and impending foreboding of pain and suffering? Take your pick.

  • In reply to Marino:

    By the way Mario, what is a TRUE FAN? Just askin.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    True:
    being in accordance with the actual state or conditions; conforming to reality or fact; not false

    Fan:
    an enthusiastic devotee, follower, or admirer of a sport, pastime, celebrity, etc.

    Since I have had the great opportunity to hang with "Da Bears Bloggers" for sometime now.. these def. seems to be correct about all of you on this blog and I enjoy every thread you all weave!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Kinda what I was thinking lobo. Mario, we welcome ALL dialogue, debate and disagreement. Includes your post above. Sometimes when you kick a dog too many times they start growling.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Is a TRUE FAN what #16 claimed to be?! Eerie...

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    exactly SC. I think this clown and HiD are totally #16.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I could be persuaded to that line of thinking MB.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Doc, When look at some numbers awhile back, Izzy did great as a tackle when given the chance but you are right, he is a great player just the Bear's can't figure out where to put him.

    Lobo, if we don't beat the Lion's, we should be really worried.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    B85S23...I hope not like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7MuFDVEUro

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    That's Cowher in the background at the end of the video.

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

  • In reply to Marino:

    so by your assertion, "whining" (which what we all do is call bullshit to the things the organization tries to push upon us) does not help because it's complaining? since you're a Dolphins fan, interested to hear you say you've NEVER "whined" about your team

  • In reply to Marino:

    Are we supposed to hold hands and sing Kumbaya? All of us whine once in a while but mostly it's a spirited exchange of ideas. Isn't that the point?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada...not Kumbaya but this song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o-SuRXwK5o

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Good call Lobo. Anything that references one of my all-time favorite comedies is a good thing. Not that you care but some of my other all time faves are Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Slapshot and The Hangover.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I am not crazy worried about Williams, in the regular season they will chip with a back or put nanunanu over there to help out, right now he is being isolated. I am more worried about the stunt adjustments combined with the fact that when those dlinemen stunt now they can hold that guard without getting caught.. Louis and Garza are going to have to get better about getting off that and allowing the tackle to switch.

    Louis looked pretty good to me for a damn converted TE. He is a road grater over there who can pull like a mofo, he just needs reps at pass blocking and stunt adjustment. But I would rather have him there now than on the bench.

    I think Lefevour can be a good QB, he has amazing touch on his passes, that 20 yard out to Wolfe, that was a hell of a throw, hitting a 5'8" receiver between a corner and a safety, damn. I do hope they don't feature him much now, I want him to stay on the practice squad.

    I am not sure what should happen with the WR corps.. Iglesias hasn't looked great but he is a natural WR, runs great routes and is normally sure handed; I am an OU fan and he was Bradford's go-to guy and he hardly ever drops a pass and I have seen him make some sick grabs; I just don't want to lose a promising WR with good size to hold on to a converted AFL DB who is 5'9" just because he can tackle better; I think I just kind of hate Rasheed Davis, no real reason, I just hate him.

    Scariest thing to me was on 3rd and goal from the 11, and they call a QB sneak up the gut, I thought RT was back!

  • In reply to Marino:

    Man, the rest of the boys were so diplomatic, I think I get to be bad cop again for once...

    Hey Marino, who are you dude? Have you been reading this blog for more than one thread? And, who are you?

    I'm not even going to indulge your ignorance with a real answer. I'll just say stop wasting everyone's time and either add value of punch. I think you and HiD are just #16 playing games.

  • In reply to Marino:

    I guess a true fan is someone who worships a way over-rated dumbass QB who never did shit outside of the regular season. Blind love. Which is what we don't have on this blog, so there's no true fans on here. We have love, big love for the Bears, and we do follow them no matter what happens. Obviously. But quit complaining? Easy to say that when Bill Parcells is running your team, but not when Ted Philips and Jerry Angelo are driving the clown car all over the lawn of our dreams.

    And if we're wasting our time and effort on here, remember that it's *our* time and effort and we don't need any help in deciding what to do with it. Thanks.

    So we should change what team we like because we don't like how the BEars are run?! WTF? That's a fair-weather fan *not* a true fan. What are you? Thirteen? If you are, then sorry, grow some hair on your balls and come back when you want to talk football. If you're more like forty then I'm sorry you never had a QB with an IQ in the double digits, wore two wristbands because he thought he looked cool in them, and couldn't get it together when it counted. Now get the fuck off our blog ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I had the same feeling Mario was a yungun Irish. Good instincts.

  • In reply to Marino:

    Fans like yourself need to be on the sidelines in skimpy outfits and pom poms.

  • In reply to Marino:

    Does anybody think that maybe, just perhaps, a douche who names himself after the QB that stopped the perfect 85 Bears season might, just might, be a fucktard troll?

  • In reply to Marino:

    Does anybody think that maybe, just perhaps, a douche who names himself after the QB that stopped the perfect 85 Bears season might, just might, be a fucktard troll?

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    I'm with you Murph.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Not me Murph. I was OK with the 100 posts a day about the same thing and all the LOL's. I wasn't OK with his crazy ranting every time someone didn't agree with him. A poster would say something innocuous about not agreeing with him and he'd come back with "Your mother sucks cocks in hell." Very odd.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    O.K...O.K...O.K...O.K.....O.K..... not your typical american pole dancing!? Would this be considered another team if I am not a real fan?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H1zjRU8hBo&feature=popular

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I just don't know when to stop..I know..I know

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    I only hope and pray that I had a little something to do with his excrement.. Uh, or is that exodus?

    Either way his shit kept me pretty well entertained for much of the off season. Entertained, and... well... chock full of insecurity regarding my inability to write a post devoid of ellipses.

    HE HAUNTS ME TO THIS DAY (dot dot dot).

    Bear down. Go Bears.

    I normally stick to myself in "read only" mode, but something about him/her really got me worked up. Only Jumbotron stares, G-reg trade talks, and hopeful Favre paralysis get the piss and vinegar high enough for me to sound off on something.

    And for that, I thank you Diez y Seis.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Good translation MB. Welcome Hoosier.

    I'm glad they signed Collins. I was OK with the situation until Hanie got hurt. Pepe at the helm would be about the same as Happy Hank. YIKES! I'm not going to get too worked up over the Pepe pick until he plays a lot more. Sure he sucks now but you never know. Look at Orton. He got gradually better each year. Now he's up to about league avg. That would be OK for a backup.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Flagrant Foul Canada!!!!!

    29 wins against something like 16 losses is no where near league average as a starting QB Canada. I guess using the win loss method of gauging a QB's value is an alien concept to us bear fans. Now we finally have an excellent QB we're having a hard time finding a blocking O-line.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Nothing against KO but when he played for us we won some games but if we had a good QB we would have won a bunch more. It's like the SB season, Rex was the QB but after Sept of that year it was the D and ST's that got us there. With KO at the helm there wasn't any margin for error. We'd scrap and claw and try to stay close and hope Gould could win it for us in the waning moments.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I know. I just think Orton is a heads up gutty player. I really liked his decisions in the red zone when he played for us. It seemed we came away with more TD's in the red zone than we have gotten since he left.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'm with Trac on this one... if 'rex is our QB' wasn't our fucking QB, we would have been a better more balanced team with orton and who knows.

    Anyway, would much rather have Jay with orton as our #2, but we still need a fucking oline.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Isn't that ultimately why #16 left the blog MB? He spoke truth to power and the mainstays couldn't take it anymore. Every day it was, "we need a safety and 2 guards". Where's our two guards? I want a good FS?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9JYq-mXprw&feature=search

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    I just hope the curse of the #16 doesn't last as long as the Billy Goat Curse.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Right tackle Frank Omiyale said most of the lapses in protection against the Raiders stemmed from technical deficiencies, while adding that,

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I'm sooo tired of all this ongoing analysis. Will he do this, will he do that. I have a feeling I will not take failure well this year.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Since Canada seemed to think I did a decent job translating GP, let me try to do the same for Omelete '85:

    "technical deficiencies" = Not a lot of inborn talent or above average skill sets.

    How's that?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Your Bears BS translator is working perfectly.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I can't tell if it's bullshit, or the management is actually this fucking clueless that they think they did a bangup job this offseason. Man they are so terrible. How did we get this entire bunch together... like the perfect storm or idiocy.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Yeah, Trac, I think #16 had a different issue (in my estimation at least). It wasn't just the aforementioned annoyance, it was that the dude brought absolutely zero value beyond asking those two questions and/or attacking the regulars for seemingly nothing every day.

    I didn't care about his annoying syntax... I really just wanted the guy to once in a while drop us an interesting link, or tell a good story, or maybe even weave in a funny anecdote. I know, a lot to ask. Basically, the guy just truly sucked to have around. I wouldn

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    FWIW, Neckbeard owned the Lions last night. They resorted to putting Suh at DE just to get some pass rush in, and the secondary is AWFUL.

    So, some glimmer of hope that we might actually start 1-0 before the Pokes grind us into hamburger.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    tell me how you think the Boys are going to win (i saw both games...will counteract all arguments)

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    He said it was similar to when he did it before on a Tuesday and was playing by Thursday.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Blogfather, I just hope you don't have to re-christen that thread as "Gound Balls for the Long Snapper."

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Sounds like a mixed bag. Saw the 2 TDs on WGN last night. I'll take a look at the NFL Network replay tonight at PDT.

    Seahawks didn't bring much pressure on Aaron Rogers last night and the 1 time that a saw they DID, Rogers just rolled away from it and ran for the first dow. 3 Possessions, 2 TDs and FG.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Trust me, Rodgers will shit the bed. Remember game one last year? He did jack shit until the last throw - and that was with THAT D-line. He's a great QB when he gets the time, but he's going to get mauled by a lot of hungry Bears. No matter how badly the D played the other night, we're not the Seahawks. Peppers, Izzy, Toeaina, Harris will be there to chase him down, Urlacher will take his head off.

  • In reply to Shady:

    It's not just the Fudgers and the Queens we have to worry about this year. What a dogfight this division is going to be. Looks like all those high picks are finally paying off for Detroit.

    * They only punted twice.
    * Moved the ball at will on the ground with a variety of backs.
    * Stafford was sharp.
    * That O-line looks goooood.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    * If we had NFL-sized receivers instead of the fun-pack versions, balls wouldn't be going over people's heads.

    * You shut down Jared Allen, and then get taken to school 4 times in one half of football. Thought it was Omelette or Pace out there, but no, Chris Williams. Really?

    * The feet on Jay Cutler! When have you seen poise like that on a big QB before? I haven't. Martz has helped this guy a lot. Give him the O-lines the big 3 have and he'll be the best QB in the NFL. He pisses all over Peyton Manning.

    * That, Mr. Forte, is how we do that.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    God Bless you Irish. You crack me up my friend. Sad but true. Funny as well.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I don't think we're alone MB. We're just saying what more than a few of us have been thinking. Look around you mate, the blog is just bustling with excited Bears fans today.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Thank you for assessing the extent of Mannelly's injury "Doctor' Waffle but if you seriously think you can just "sign a long-snapper in 2 hrs" you are delusional. It will just be more of what you saw tonight.Mannelly is regarding as one of the best, if not THE best in football.

    Yeah, booing Dez Clark for stepping up & trying to fill the void is lame, but concern over the long-snapping situation is certainly valid & warranted.

  • It was Dez Clark snapping. Mannelly was out with an injury.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Joseph got some footage of Olsen practicing long snaps in camp. They looked good to me.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Very different deal when you have angry, mean Dlinemen ready to unload on you the second you snap it... and you think olsen is bad at blocking.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They just need a guy behind Olsen to chip in, but his snaps looked really good. Emergencies only obviously.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I couldn

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    There's nothing better than to relax on the sofa to read an intriguing novel in the middle of a thunderstorm sipping on a glass of fine Merlot. Unfortunately I have none of the above so I'll have to make do with what I have. Sometimes a bad movie can be just as entertaining so without any intended offense MB, I'll proceed with your bad movie scenario posted above.

    I predict Lovie will continue to limp forward through 2011 as our HC no matter what happens this year. By the looks of it, there WILL be a lockout next year and Da Bears Organization will not pay 2 HC salaries should that be the case, nor do I believe a coach like the Chin will come out of retirement for a lockout season.

    Yes gents, call MB and I visionaries or heretics but I'm prepared for MB's scenario above to unfold pretty much the way he's calling it. There's an old saying that goes like this, "how it starts, is how it goes". If we lose to Detroit, it will not go well.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I hope I'm wrong, it's just been hard to ignore the signs. You can't build a super bowl team without actually building anything. I haven't seen anything to the contrary so far, and I know that injuries can (and have) ravaged the hope we do usually go into a season with.

    Unfortunately, in this instance, I'm a show me guy and not a on good faith guy. FQ, Johnny, Canada... please feel free to heap on the positivity to counter my shitty prophecy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The signs are certainly there MB, It's not like we're going into the season with O-lines like Detroit's, NYJ, Cincy etc. At least with a good line you can always make your QB and running/passing games look better than they are. You can keep the other defense on the field for longer, all of that good stuff. Our receivers worry me just as much as the line, as a matter of fact, so does the secondary - 3 parts of the team wuth seriosu question marks all points to failure, which in turn points to Lovie/Angelo exiting through the side door. So be it. Good.

    But what about Philips? He hired them. He's as responsible as anyone. is he for the high jump too? If the owners are serious about righting the ship then it needs to start with his firing. Hopefully George will do that when he takes over from Mike ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    wuth seriosu ? O rearry?

  • Will have to wait until tomorrow to see the replay as it was not carried here and the online source failed. After reading comments still sounds like work needs to be done. I get it's preseason but the patience is running thin with Lovie and the pressure is going to be that much greater if we are not showing something by September. Trust, I am biting my tongue from blowing up (learning lesson from my last tirade here)

  • well that's all Samurai Mike's doing. Hot Rod can do the same (motivate them to play well), but the D has to have pride about themselves. any time opponents try to pass, they get a smack in the mouth (whether they get the pass off or it's a sack). let them know we mean business....

  • I am REALLY tired of the do-gooder homilies and "inspirationl" teachings (out with book #2, already) from "The Right Reverend" Dungy. Amen and SHADDAP, already!

  • Remember, you can't spell DUNGY without the DUNG!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    lol

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    AMEN Brother!

  • Nah, their O-line is solid. They can run it, they can protect their man. Plenty of talent in there at RB too. They've been getting all of those high draft picks and it looks like they're about to take off.

  • Last comment of the night:

    The Raiders announcers are absolutely brutal. They incorrectly blamed the bad snaps on "the veteran Patrick Mannelly talking about how he shouldn't be out there snapping with a bad shoulder for at least a full 45 seconds, credited the Izzy run stop to a safety, the sideline reporter couldn't remember the name of the 2 draft picks that were performing well in Raiders camp and other madness.

    Also, David Haugh is an idiot. Obviously he was blasting the Bears performance and called the Tillman interception "gift wrapped" insinuating that it wasn't earned. I guess it was just a bad pass by Jason Campbell who obviously gave us a gift...oh wait, who is that huge Samoan defensive lineman that is tackling Campbell as he throws the ball? Journalism at its best David.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    well put, david haugh is a douche

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I watching the game and what comes to my mind is how interesting our offensive formations look. I mean shit i just seen us lined up in a 5wr set. I have hope in offense this year if the oline can block.
    Also,
    Defensive Line looks good, Peppers and Harris look tough, tommie drawing double teams and peppers getting one on one match ups, I think pressure will be here this year and coverage will be improved.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Have to strongly AGREE on both counts. Additionally, the Raider shills, er, broadcast crew whined at the half that the Bears had only made 2 plays, offensively all game. Say HWAT?! They neglected the pass to Hester, Hester's end around, the other 20 yards gained by Forte. Possibly because they were so busy yapping with Richard Seymour during a Bear possession they didn't see them. Pathetic.

    And shame on David Haugh. The D-line got in Campbell's face and the result was a pick. Guess what, THAT'S how the majority of INTs are created.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    A POX on the NFL Network. You had to go LIVE to Narcissus' post game presser to hear him talk about FOUR plays????

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    No shit!

    Then they have 2 douchebags from Oakland reporting in Chicago, slamming our BEARS!!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Hahahahaha....

    GP, that shit was funny.

    HiD... what GP meant to say, was that yes, we feel the same way that you do and that we've discussed it many many many many (etc...) times since the detroit game. He also meant that you should ask Lobo (a regular) what he thinks about this same topic when you get a chance.

    I think he ALSO meant that we've had the exact same discussions about the safety spot, and that we feel that a real FS should have been a focus this offseason to boot. Finally, I think he meant that all of us dislike the job that JA and Lovie have done this offseason to get us into a real, competitive situation this year, and that you should come around more often to take the temperature of the blog.

    Gp, was that an accurate reading between the lines? I

  • They're still smarter than he is though ... when your HC is putting the fate of his team in ...er ...faith ... then the head-scratching calls start coming in spades. Mike is probably a better coach than he is a HC.

  • SD...so when should we be concerned?...after the first game? 4th game? half way thru the season? 13th game? last game before the closeout because of the CBA? great find SD.

  • like these:?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HePI3YZomKI

  • Cover 2'd work if we had some damn safeties who could, y'know, cover. That ain't Manning or Harris.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Sorry Irish, I disagree. The day of the Cover Who is over. Bring on the Chin and the 3-4. Anything but 3rd and whatever all day long. Our scheme makes every opposing QB look like Johnny Unitas. "Bend but don't break" not only doesn't work but it's demoralizing as hell to watch week in and week out. Don't think the 85 Bears gave in to that philosophy what so ever.

  • SD.....WORRIED ME WORRIED?... nah LDL & JA say "we are all set" and I believe them and yum that cereal is the best!....very nice SD hahahahahahahaha

  • I respectfully disagree on #16 Doc. People like #16 and Jersey invoke emotions that keep things intriguing when the day is long.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    fuck that Trac, #16 came off like the next postal worker gone wild and Jersey was a closet racist. I don't need to be intrigued by dudes you would keep your kids away from and from dudes that blame everything on race because they suck at their own life. I get intrigued by exceptional acts, articulate people, intelligent arguments and long romantic walks on the beach.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    See what I mean Johhny, there's a mountain of material in your post and all I had to do was invoke #16. Baaaahaaaaaa

  • Bears fans know all too well the truth to this article. Lovie is our coach until this matter is resolved. These guys are so focused on the Union aspect of football that they're going to tick off alot of fans to their detriment. The big loser will be the fans.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/24/labor-situation-places-dark-cloud-over-2010-season/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Here's my fav:

    " Last month, NBC's Cris Collinsworth predicted that players will be broke within a few weeks, if the games aren't played."

    Damn. All those hookers and all that blow - shit be expensive dagwood. Got new chrome dubs to pay for, don't make me get all Jay Mariotti on your ass!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Man, that moron is one idiotic comment away from having a very very angry Rev. Al Sharpton all over his ass. Fucking douchebag.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Who's the douchbag? Sharpton or Collinsworth?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'd change that conjunction, Trac. "And" fits much better than "or".

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Sidney Rice to miss at least the first half of the season with hip surgery. I cannot wait for the Vikings shit show to implode this year.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    +1

    Gooooood stuff. Welcome back Brett, you deserve this last season to truly implode for you and make your last hurrah a truly memorable one (in the worst way possible assmonkey)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...at least with assmonkey we have a chance to see childy and assmonkey play like this at the fifty yard line:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo97Fe2ERTs&feature=related

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Crown..take out Bears inject Vikes and make DG the Da Bears Bloggers...I miss Denny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    forgot the link DUH!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDAq5tyfk9E

  • In reply to Crowned:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2705113963_a5351e7d9b.jpg

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I'll bet you he doesn't play all 16 games this year.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac..that drama queen will play thru 16 or should I say be in 16 but will find away to cry his way out of practices and when they are up big..what a LADY GAGA!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Both, but I think Collingsworth is more of a dbag by birth... as in he just can't help it, it's who he is. The rev is a dbag for exposure/money... which is the same as any of the other shills I guess.

    Fortunately or unfortunately, Collingsworth is the one who is usually

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He's a saint compared to Bryant Gumbel MB. NFL Network go so many complaints from a couple of years ago they got rid of BG. Thank goodness, he about drove me crazy.

  • I never used the word entertaining Doc.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'm always curious to see how people react to one another when things get heated.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    This is also very intriguing. Vikes are starting to unravel.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp10/news/story?id=5492055

  • I likey!!!!!!!

  • So I'll have to start posting "Don't feed the #16" now? I'd have to fail to live up to the expectations of my bros and sis here on Da Blog!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    That was supposed to be "I'd *hate* to fail..."

  • I vote for an even more abbreviated version Doc... something like, "Who the fuck are you? Beat it 16"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hahahahahahahahaha! how about.... FU16 or ES16

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