The (Injured) Long Snapper Hits the NFC North

THE CHICAGO BEARS SIGNED TODD COLLINS and it's a wise move.  I'd like to see Collins log some serious minutes this weekend against the Cardinals as the Bears were essentially running out the clock after Cutler's exit from the Raiders game.  Collins also sounds like a pretty confident guy, "It's a hard offense to learn, especially for a young guy, and I have seven years in it," he said. "It's not exactly the same but I feel pretty good about learning it in a shorter amount of time."  Nothing is lost if the organization spends another year developing Caleb Hanie to be Jay Cutler's long-term backup.

LAST YEAR THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS were one of the best passing offenses in the league.  Coupled with the second-best runner in the game, it turned them into an offensive juggernaut and all-but assured them the NFC North division title.  Adrian Peterson is still there and will get his, especially behind the big middle of that offensive line, but let's look at the passing numbers.  In 2009, the Vikes threw for 4,156 yards.  Chester Taylor (Chicago Bears) had 44 catches for 389 yards.  Sidney Rice (old man hip) had 83 catches for 1,312 yards.  Percy Harvin (bad brain) had 60 catches for 790 yards.  Needless to say, Chilly and Favre are entering the 2010 campaign with questions they believed they had answered in 2009.  

THE GREEN BAY PACKERS have been clicking in the passing game but their passing game is not a concern for them.  Their running game?  Non-existent thus far.  Whereas the Bears seem to have re-found their running form, the Packers first-teamers have carried the ball only eight times in two preseason contests.  The other major concern for the Packers has been injuries to their top four linebackers.  None of them has yet to suit up this summer.

THERE IS NOTHING MUCH TO REPORT ON THE DETROIT LIONS (I've looked) but I'm kind of hoping they're much improved.  I don't find any solace in beating a terrible team twice every year and it's starting to give our management a false sense of mediocrity.  They are excited up there about Stafford's development and the emergence of Jahvid Best and that's fine.  But the entire division would be improved by them knocking off a few big teams this year.

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  • 19 days to go...

  • It's my first first!!!!!!

    Fuuuuccckkkk!!!

    sweet.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Much like your first fuck, you shot your wad too early.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Goddamnit, I was on top of the world.

  • Maybe next time Benny!

    Collins will do. At least the guy has years of experience...

    The Viqueens will finish the season behind Detroilet. Mark my words.

    Packers will be our biggest competion in da Nort.

    Fast forward 19 days please!

  • 1. I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    of ours. Sorry.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I agree Matt Forte is back.

    I disagree we have found our run game.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Well put '85. Well put.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    All I can say is I hope 8-8 will get us a playoff spot this year.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    We can go 11-5 and not get in the playoffs.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    No chance 11-5 doesn't get an NFC team into the playoffs.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I guess the AFC is different? because didn't the Patritos go 11-5 and not get into the playoffs?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    11-5 is my perdiction this year

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    GO BEARS!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Yeah I think the AFC is far different. I think the NFC has a total lack of depth. Especially the South and West.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    That's old thinking. The AFC isnt that deep anymore.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/multimediapopup.asp?mm_file_id=1978&play_clip=Y&rn=11

    A nice feature of Peppers.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Speaking of offensive line issues, did anyone see the Cardinals last night?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Vince Young looked great and so did the little guy.

    I hope we play like that if not better.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I believe Trumaine Mcride is vying for a starting corner position for the Cards. Their offensive line got worked by the Titans and leinert was whining that "they blitzed' all the time.

    Gee, Matt, you spent 3 seasons behind a MASTER of beating the blitz. Didn't you learn ANYTHING?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Good for Trumaine... I say good luck to him.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    This week could be telling.
    If the Bears struggle with the "plenty-of-issues-of-their-own" Arziona Cardinals, it will NOT bode well.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'm, with you Al...Takin' the wait and see attitude! Got too hyped up last year. I'll start to get excited after the 9th win.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Oh, btw, does anybody remember back when the "Audibles from the Long Snapper" feature began and I got ripped a new one for defending Pat Mannelly as one of the best long snappers on the planet even though he made a dipshit call at the line? One bad play in over a decade...

    Jeff, even you dismissed his value to our special teams unit. After Sat night's game, I think we can all agree that it is an underappreciated art. Here's to a speedy recovery Patty boy!

    Sincerely,

    your biggest fan

    mmmmmmmbearssssss

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    MIMF...I had a hard time concentrating on your thread my focus seemed to be on your avatar.."What did you say again"? lol!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    You didn't miss much my friend!

    Blah, blah, blah, boobies, blah, blah....

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Glad to see a veteran backup, smart move. It was nice to see Tommie Harris show some explosiveness on a few plays Saturday. Haven't been any Tommie sightings until about week 10 or 12 the last two years, aside from the punch. Hopefully he's healthy and starts strong. Bears really need a push up the middle this year to protect the safeties a bit.

    Huge loss for the Queens, boo hoo. Rice was a stud last year. Just heard they might put him on IR for the season.

    Packers offense looks good, but the D looked like shit. Hard to judge because they had about 6 starters out.

    I hope the Lions are better this year also. Love a competitive division. My dream game is Bears-Packers championship game.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Speaking of Tommie Harris, I really enjoyed reading this article. It seems he's growing up. Can I get a witness.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0825-tommie-harris-bears-chica20100824,0,6711974.story

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Fried Rice?

    Joking aside, hip issues and football players are NOT a good combination. That is just what ended Bo Jackson's career after only 4 seasons.

    As for Percy Harvin, I would be very concerned, Viking fans. I don't see how continuing to play pro football is going to mitigate those migraines. While there are treatments, there is no "cure" for migraines. Doctors aren't even 100% sure what causes them in many cases.

    Want to wish something really BAD on an enemy?
    Wish them chronic migraines.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al...What I find interesting is how predominate you here more about migraines and how debilitating they are. Have a family member who has them..goes into a fetal position and literally has to be hospitalized. You are right about BAD! you do not want chronic migraines.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    They are more prevalent in women, because of the homrmones and I think you hear more about them because they used to go undiagnosed a lot of the time.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al..agree on both points.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Why I want to hurl:

    That smugness and air of confidence, and yes, almost defiance that is seen on the face of Lovie Smith could be attributed to reports that have surfaced this week stating that Bears President Ted Phillips has issued no such mandate on winning for Smith or Jerry Angelo to keep their jobs past this season.

    While it had been widely assumed that both were out if the team failed to make the playoffs, apparently that isn't the case at all, much to the chagrin of the Lovie haters out there.

    There is simply too much money owed to both mean for the Bears not to let them finish their contracts. The Bears are too cheap to pay around seven million dollars to say goodbye to these guys, not to mention the money they would have to pay for replacements.

    Barring something disastrous, such as an 0-10 start or something, Lovie knows he will return to coach again next season.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/440819-chicago-bears-preseason-what-weve-learned-from-game-two#page/8

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    That article is pretty spot on. Williams could have problems at LT. Maybe Chili did get into his head at practice.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Is Lovie really that bad? I

  • In reply to GoBears:

    You're new GB so I won't go into my whole shtick yet again, but he's average at very best. In bullet form:

    * He's stubborn as a mule and simply can't/won't adapt during a game
    * He makes terrible personnel decisions based on favoritism and pay scale

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    REX!!!!.....the blood line is from you know who and from you know when....same bravado that a certain Def. Coach had during you know what years..hint..hint...wink...wink..so no more.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You are soo preaching to the choir here, MB, especially that SECOND reason.
    Lovie doesn't make PERSONNEL choices. He makes PERSONAL choices. His history of choosing the wrong players, coaches and schemes ("Our scheme is good") looks like forty miles of bad road.

    How many games and playoff shots have those choices cost the Bears? One can only guess.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So, the wags I'm hearing are all saying that with Sydney Rice and Percy Harvin out, the Vikings have no wide receivers. So much for the big bucks they handed out to Bernard Berrian. The Vikes seem to have punctuated that thoght today, signing Javon Walker.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I agree. We were smart not to hand Berrian a big contract. He was hurt his first few seasons as a Bear, and as soon as he has one good season - he goes hunting for dollars. I figured the Vikes got dicked on that deal.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'm going Chargers for my SB prediction in the AFC. Still no call on the NFC. I don't think anyone from the NFC North is going.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1 GP.

    Like I've said since our PS opener against them.. they look fucking 100% on all sides already, just a machine. Despite letting TJack and McNeil walk... damn AJ Smith must be one smug motherfucker right now. Asshole.

    Btw, how do those shitheads not only get the NFL's easiest schedule this year, but also have to stomach using their 5th (yes, 5th) string Tackle... who ends up being a fucking total stud (so far)... and we get fucking omelet

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wow, I really need to cut down on the fbombs. Been slanging em out there lately. Sorry gents.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We just need the Honey Bears back. They sent the ladies packing, never been the same since.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Guys, need your opinions. What do you guys think about this proof for the Aromashodu t-shirts?

    https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=3588980fd1&view=att&th=12aa66be4ead5c17&attid=0.2&disp=inline&zw

  • In reply to Joseph:

    It's not there Joseph. The link takes me to some mail site.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Damn, I'll repost the link in a few.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    When Lovie came to town he Drafted Tommie Harris his first year which was probably the piece of the puzzle that sent us to the Superbowl. Nathan Vasher also comes to mind. Something happened shortly after and he has failed to replenish the stock so to speak since then. Our team has no depth and we are pretty much on the verge of rebuilding. DePaul got canned probably because he pushed strongly for the Cutler deal which Lovie knew would kill our chances at being able to restock through the draft and probably thought the price was too high at the time. I know Jeffie isn't a fan of 1st or 2nd round draft picks but the truth of the matter is that every team needs them. Ultimately he's the coach and it's his responsibility to shit us 2 guards and a FS while also ensuring that we have depth in the critical positions on the team.

    Don't forget that along the way he's made bad draft picks and personnel decisions. Harris, Thomas Jones, Cedric Benson, Rex Grossman, etc., etc., etc. Lovie's response time to making much needed roster changes is Horrible. I probably fault him for that more than anything. Grossman never should have been allowed to waste another year or two as our starter after the Superbowl and a winning head coach never makes those kind of mistakes. Lovie the Man I have no problem with. I actually respect the man. As a coach, he has been weighed and measured and he has been found wanting.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    thanks Trac... I needed the help today. Well said.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    MB..TRAC...Thanks for reminding us why we should tar and feather those son of a $!@#!@$#!@es..in Daley Plaza.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I set it as my profile pic...watcha guys think as a first proof?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    love the concept and the execution Joe. Really well done... personally, I really loved your first concept - just a super simple 'negative' of him standing with his arms out, ball in one hand... with the words in simple type "WWA".

    But the one you have is sweet man. well done.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks MB, glad you like it. I'm gonna have it tweaked a bit but for a first proof I like what the designer came up with. I'm having 50 of them made-up. I picked out a high quality vintage t-shirt material for the final product. I'll post a link if you guys are interested in one, I'll hook you guys up DBB style.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    let me know on twitter when you do. want one of those things BADLY!!!!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I know lobo, I know.

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

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Other than the income taxes, Vincent Jackson must be a complete tool to want to leave San Diego. Beautiful weather and country, a Super Bowl contender. What gives?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/25/agent-4-5-teams-have-called-about-vincent-jackson/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    AJ Smith is a complete ahole, and once you're on his shit list you might as well leave on your terms... before he ices you out on his.

    I think it's a good call by VJack... but, yeah, can't argue with you about the weather in this place. Boo Yah!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    on the Cutler thing:

    i'm sorry, but I was for that one. a franchise QB for the next 10-12 years for picks? a Pro-Bowl one at that? at that point, you realize you're building toward the future. just take the lumps (last season) and keep pushing. now...lovie has the pieces on defense (well not in the secondary entirely) to see what he's really made of. if he sinks, he sinks. but if he swims, he def. swims.

    all i'm saying is: he can't use "well this team was set up badly" excuse b/c any decent coach could come in w/ this talent and make shit pop on the field.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'm with you FQ. Cutler's dividends have not paid off yet, not saying they won't, that ship may come in this year. I was only saying that ultimately Lovie made the call(I think) and he also bears the burden of the consequences of that decision and how it effected other areas of the team. Think about it, all areas of our game have suffered over the last several years. I can even say our special teams have taken a step back from where they were when Hester was scaring the tar out of opposing teams.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    My suggestion Joseph: The background of the font is a bit much. What would Aromasha-do? The average person needs help with the implication.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Trac, here's exactly what happened: Harris and Brown got injured(Which cost the Bears the Superbowl) and Lovie fired the best Def Coordinator in the league for egotistical reasons.

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    I wouldn't say Rivera was the best but he was a whole lot better than the butt monkeys that have been running the show for the last 2 or 3 years.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Regarding all the praise heaped upon Ditka and Buddy Ryan... Although I confess Ditka has a couple of pretty good drafts (particularly 1983), 19 of the 22 starters on the 1985 Super Bowl team were obtained by Jim Finks before Ditka became coach. So before people wax too poetic on those glory days, keep in mind that he had much better material than has been provided by Angelo and whoever the loser was before him.

    An important difference between Ditka and Smith is Dikta knew which guys to GET RID OF. Lovie does not seem to understand this as well.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Probably because there will be a lockout and they need Lovie to hang around to run the football operations of the team. Business first gents, winning is just an added bonus for this regime.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    I was right with you Matt. I'm thinkin we were the only ones to Manellys defense. On stats alone, he is the best long snapper in the league.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    See Mario, I said my piece and didn't complain once.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Nick Roach had Knee surgery? Come on Pisa take your starting spot.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    pretty much confirmed that PIsa is the starter (b/c of this). but before it, it was going to be tough to pick it out

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Don Banks all over our bozac again: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/don_banks/08/24/snaps/index.html?eref=sihp

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    about Minny:

    Sidney Rice is missing some games this season (at least 6):

    per 4-ler network insider page...

    "UPDATE: Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice texted Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, confirming that he underwent surgery and that it "went well."

    ---

    As recently as Aug. 17, it appeared that Rice might make it back by the regular season opener. With the information reported by Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Tuesday, those chances seem about as likely as Sage Rosenfels being the Week 1 starting QB.

    Zulgad reports that Rice was at the Steadman Clinic in Colorado, and according to people with knowledge of the situation, surgery on his ailing hip is likely. Neither the team nor Rice nor agent Drew Rosenhaus have elaborated on what exactly is wrong with the receiver's hip; however Zulgad writes that this surgery could sideline Rice for up to half the season."

    and Percy Harvin is battling migraines, so who's to say the old man will have his electrifying pieces with him. somebody better teach AP how to blcok and fast...

    o and the Viks might be in play for V-Jax, but it's considered a long-shot given the money he wants....but the Seahawks are probably going to get him (and we play them this year)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    As for the running game thing, I notoriously don't care about preseason results. They are meaningless. The Bears look like a run team again and Forte has the burst back. That's what matters.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Like you said, we'll see if it matters in a couple weeks.

  • SD...sad part of your thread....it sounds about right...ugh.

  • http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/08/24/brad-childress-wont-rule-out-placing-sidney-rice-on-injured-res/?icid=main%7Cmain%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%7C165984

    bubble... bubble... bubble... hee hee

  • great post Sd. I'm too tired to go into details of why. Need coffee now. I'm so fucking tired that i wish Matt Jones lived next to me to sell me a little pick me up. Off to work boys, FORTE IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, OMG, :), LMFAO, RFLMAO, who's that lurking in the corner?!?!?!?!?!? ARGGHH! GET A SAFETY, blah, blah, blah, blah.......

  • The analogy was long indeed, but I loved reading my way thru it and think it could actually hold true.

    If nothing else, it'll be an exciting year, I don't care to think beyond that at this point. No idea how I can function without pro football for a year. Fuck.

  • Yes, Jay Cutler was sacked 35 times last season.

    Wow, 35.

    Aaron Rogers was sacked 50 times.

    Just sayin'.

  • Oh, my point?

    Rogers ate the ball more but turned it over less.

  • Confucious say, "A sack is not always bad thing. Turnover almost always is!"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Having a sack is a great thing. But, nutting raw dog, although pleasurable, can lead to bad results.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Some good nuggets in there: http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth

    And did you already post this SD... it's from your chick: http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/columns/story?id=5491186

    Sorry if you did, but a good read.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "But Davis was on a roll, in defense of a unit that was ranked sixth in the league last season according to a system devised by The Dallas Morning News."

    Let me guess... Was Dallas 1st in that ranking?

  • Brilliant!

    "You try to summon the outrage. You chastise the Minnesota Vikings for enabling it all, for begging and sending a desperate plane carrying hirsute veterans to lure him back. One imagines a shirtless Mr. Favre lying on a daybed, eating a spit-roasted boar with his hands as linemen Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson fan him with giant palm leaves and former Green Bay teammate Ryan Longwell outlines the Viking 401(k)."

  • Thanks for the lead in Al.... speaking of Confucious, here's my new anthem to Lovie and JA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSPtz7wVDHI

    I know, it's pretty bizarre, but strangely funny.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What is creepy are the China vs. USA wargame videos in the similar bar to the right. Some kids in China with some fucked up heads making videos there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX5z5vjbxD0&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah man, many many years of big red brother will do that to you. Have a bad day at the factory with your comrades and go to the nearest preschool with a machete and hack up a bunch of kids. Super messed up stuff.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jeff, seeing it's so slow on the site I'm going to take the liberty to analyze your statement about Collins being a wise move.

    A wise move would have been to sign Bulger or one close to his value right around the same time our fearless leaders were scratching themselves getting ready to pull the trigger on a crap shoot with the LePew Pick. Signing Collins was not a wise move but rather a desperate move. Given the fact that our O-line has been suspect for quite some time now, wisdom would have required a move like this long before signing Collins. Wisdom would have used LePew's pick on an O-lineman like Eric Olsen or a guard like Shelly Smith. Did they really think they were drafting the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner?

    No Jeff, I'm sad to say that Wisdom hasn't been a part of this groups decision making process for quite some time now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We should generate some pressure and get up in Lienart's grill on Saturday. He has struggled and the Cards look more lost on O then we do on D.

    I just don't know what Daniael Manning's problem is. Is his Wunderlic score like a 1 or a 2? He just looks like he has no idea what he should be doing, ALL THE TIME.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ur right, never will forget the 2006 superbowl when he gave up that TD, absolutely clueless to what he was doin. I rather have Lava or Wright in there, and maybe try to use him more as a nickel or dime back.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Larry Fitzgerald and Early Doucet will miss the Bears game.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    aww that sucks. I would want our young DB's to get to pratice with real WR's

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Great.

    Now we can make 4th and 5th stringers look like Hall of Famers.

    Is it just me, or could my nephew's Pop Warner team pass for 400+ against that lovely zone D of ours.

    Hell give me 6-Mississippi and I'd complete a few, too.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ahh, sooo!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's great that our most hated enemies are making moves when they need to sure up gaps in their game... just like we fixed our online and defensive backfield: http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/08/25/vikings-acquire-receiver-greg-camarillo-from-dolphins/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..the best part of this, do you remember the attitude BB had and how he was going to stick it to the Bears now that he was a queen and he was a so called #1WR...yeah BB how's that working for yah!!!!

    Interesting that "Childo"..love that who ever coined it. Is scrambling looking for BFF for BF. insert joke here....

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    No doubt. I wanted the Bears to keep Berrian and then the Queens offered him $42 mil for 6 years. See ya. I hate to see players have injuries so I don't take any pleasure from Rice and Harvin having trouble. However, I love the fact the Queens are scrambling and their front running QB and fan base are crying up a storm. Boo-Fucking-Hoo!

    Did you see the quote from Cutler the other day? He talked about how lucky he's been working for great OC's. He mentioned Shanny, Jeremy Bates and Martz. He left somebody out but I just can't remember who it was ...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    And I *had* totally forgotten... thanks for the reminder... grumble, grumble...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Mid pre-season checklist:

    Was the off-season kool-aid too sweet? Check. (we aren't dominating anyone anywhere)

    Get smacked in my face with reality,...again? Check. (since 2006 the kool-aid has been an issue for me)

    Was I taking the off-season kool-aid intravenously? Check. (can't get enough of it!)

    Did kool-aid O.D. cloud my judgement? Check. (but also could have been the stickey-ickey/bud-light combo)

    Is out O-line still suspect? Check. (run blocking looks promising though)

    Did Beekman at center disappoint? Check. (Kruetz gets in "blocking position" quicker after the snap)

    Should Louis start at RG? Check. (OL needed infusion of youth, size, strength and speed, technique will come)

    Is Williams going to work at LT? Check. (that Raider LB Wimbley was a 13th overall pick in 2006, has 36 sacks = has talent)

    Al Davis smarter than Jerry? Check. (got Wimbley from Cleveland for a freakin 3rd round pick!)

    Are the smurfs looking too small? Check! (DA has to start!)

    We set at RB? Double Check! (we be gettin off the bus again!)

    Is Cutler the shit? Check! (he will reduce red-zone picks)

    Does D.Manning still have no clue on D? Check! (trade bait!)

    Is Peppers a monster? Check! (huge thighs = lots of power = goes where he wants to)

    Did Tommie look better? Check. (he's showed glimpses in the past, they appear more frequently now)

    Should Toeina start? Check. (Harrison ain't got it, plus Toeina does a Louis infusion for the DL)

    LB's going to kick ass? Check! (Pisa, Lach and Briggs = awesome!)

    Corner's solid? Check. (nothin to bragg about, but not a weakness)

    Safety's ok? uh...no check! (when you hope Sheltz and Wright come back to push Harris and Manning to a higher level, that's trouble)

    Upgrading from bud-light to MGD for game 3? Check. (gimme a break, it's still pre-season!)

    Bear Down!

  • In reply to Oaktown34:

    pretty good recap Oak.

  • In reply to Oaktown34:

    Saying Jerry is worse than Al Davis? Ow.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Why are coaching staff has no clue...STOP THE EXPERIMENTS IN CHICAGO!

    http://bleacherreport.com/tb/b5x6l

  • Ha. yeah, pretty disgusting image.

    Anytime one uses "hirsute" in a sentence... never mind a football article, you have to give props.

  • my first thought was actually that all of the crazy shit we joke about regarding #16...this may be the closest thing to him that we ever experience. classic...

  • The two newest additions to the Bear nation were delivered two months prematurely on Monday. Little Kerry Lou and Reya Lou were on ventilators until yesterday but are breathing on their own now, because that's how Bear babies roll. Little Ditkas.

    Go Bears!!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, glad to hear they are doing well! There is a whole generation of da Bears Blog babies developing...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish...Thoughts and Prayers to the Kerry Lou and Reya Lou...obviously "BEAR DOWN"

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Al...I'm going to let you weigh in on this one:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/25/league-wants-to-move-forward-with-18-game-season/

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Wow man. Congrats and no worries about the little ones man, they are Bear babies and will be perfectly strong and growing my man!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    great to hear they are off the ventilators Irish. That is a hell of a way to start the game but babies are tough little bastards like Polish and Irish linebackers from the South Side of Chicago and they will get stronger each and every day.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Congratulations!

    They came just in time for some football.

    Best wishes to you and yours, Irish!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Congrats Irish, congrats. For me, my children broadened the meaning of life more than I ever thought was possible. May the Lord Bless and Keep them.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Congrats and god bless the Irish.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    You guys .....

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