Audibles From the Long Snapper

Hillenmeyer on Injured Reserve
Hunter Hillenmeyer's 2010 season has met its end as the Bears placed him on IR with an undisclosed illness believed to be concussion-related.  If Nick Roach is unable to play in Dallas, that would leave Brian Iwuh, talented but inexperienced, as the only backup linebacker on the active roster.  It's a sad day for a good guy but my favorite part of this story is the names of the guys trying out at Halas Hall today: "Marcus Buggs (Vanderbilt), Blaze Soares (Hawaii), Nate Triplett (Minnesota) and Donovan Woods (Oklahoma State) all had tryouts."  Those all sound like movie characters.

Too Early To Start Thinking About 2011?
The Bears might have one of the league's easiest schedules in 2011, as they'll square off with the NFC South and AFC West.  One of the marquee matchups will certainly be Jay Cutler's regular season return to Denver to face the Broncos.

Peanut Defends Lovie (While Not Defending Lovie)
I expected to read Fred Mitchell's article about Charles Tillman and hear more pro-Lovie babble but I was taken aback but this terrific quote from the Nut:

"Coach (Rod) Marinelli's approach to the defense is just 'Monsters of
the Midway.' Just taking it back to the old school Black-and-Blue
division. Back to the Dick Butkus days when it was hard-nosed, physical
football. If you came into Soldier Field, you're in for a fight. I think
these last couple of years, we have kind of gotten away from that. Rod
is doing a pretty good job of every single day reminding us about that."

"We have kind of gotten away from that" is a very, very telling phrase.  Here's hoping the defense continues to reflect Marinelli's Midway Monster mantra.

Telander the Enemy? 
Rick Telander may be welcoming his role as enemy of this crop of Chicago Bears but he won't be my enemy as long he writes as entertainingly as he did Tuesday.  The opening was my favorite bit:

Maybe they don't like us (''us'' being media humans).  Maybe they eat with their hands.  Maybe they snarl when they whisper.  Maybe they sacrifice baby harp seals before each game.

But you know something?  They're linebackers -- the sporting equivalent of assassins -- and it don't matter.

This group of Bears is simply better when they're expected to stink.  I'd think that was a generalization but it has been playing out that way since 2001.  The low expectations leading into the 2008 season led to an inspired, opening night win against the Indianapolis Colts.  The Bears lost their next two games.  Here's hoping that history does not repeat itself.  

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  • FIRRSSSSST!!!!!

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Now that's how we do first, Ben.

  • So last night I went to re-watch Sunday's game on my dvr, I fumbled around, meaning to press the blue "keep" button, instead I pressed the red "delete" button. DOH!! The sad part is that it prompts you to confirm the delete which I spaced it and did. I thought I was deleting Repo Men, cuz it sucked.

    I think the game is on nfl replay tonight.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    And then you go and piss it all away by being my mother with the remote control.

  • WELL FELLAS, WE FALL A SPOT IN POWER RANKINGS, WE ARE 10 POINT UNDERDOGS AND HAVE A PUSSY AS A COACH ALL I SAY IS WE COME OUT AND KICK THE PURE SHIT OUT OF DEM COWBOYS!
    BEAR DOWN!!

  • Unfortunately those white guy Hunter clones we saw in pre-season were considerably worse than the original. Quite a bit slower and less clued in, looking like Iowa Hawkeye LBs that stepped into the wrong stadium.

    I guess it's time for additional bedtime prayers that Child Support makes it the whole way.

  • In answer to the question you posed, Blogfather,
    "Yes" I think it IS too early to start thinking about 2011, considering the NFL labor situation.

    Marcus Buggs? ANOTHER guy from the football factory that is Vandy?

  • Rick Telander was another writing "peer" who absolutely despised Jay Mariotti.

    Mariotti, BTW, has been charged with 7 misdemeanors stemming from his recent spat with his live-in.

  • Lovie said Hunter was "ill"; I don't suppose having nausea from a head injury can be in any way a good story. Damn.

    Best of luck in your recovery, HH.

  • No more Vandy guys!

  • I find this interesting, but can't seem to find anyone writing about it.
    One of the sexy sleeper picks this offseason, especially since camp opened, has been the Lions. Don Banks, Peter King, ESPN talking heads, the list goes on and on about how talented and exciting they are going to be on offense........and we held them to less than 170 total yards and shut them down(most of that yardage came on the inexplicable "prevent D" final drive). Is anybody talking about the Bears D? No, of course not.

    The Ravens hold the Jets to approximately 170 total yards, and it's all I heard about this morning driving to the job. Seriously, I'd just like some recognition for our guys when the actually show up and play, on the same level as the crushing hate when they stink up the joint.

    Living in Dallas, I absolutely cannot wait for this weekend. They are running scared this week after that suckfest in DC. I expect the bears to win by 14, and the world to end here about 15 minutes later. Deuces.

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    The NFL national writers are some of the least talented sports writers in the country. They are always wrong and never accountable. Has anyone addressed the 49ers yet?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Has anyone addressed Singletary's post game meltdown and psychotic epileptic fit? Wouldn't surprise me if he gets into a fight with one of his players in the next month or two. He raised a lot of eyebrows by losing it. Kinda sounded like he pulled a #16.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    liiiiink please Trac

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I heard it on Sirius several times today. Samuri melted down after the game and called out Crabtree, then apologized the next that, then he said something about other players, just a bunch of drama.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I'm watching a the Packers replay. The Eagles D looks like crap. LB's are getting to their lanes slow, poor pass coverage. They're getting some pressure on Mr. Rogers when he drops back to pass but the DB's and LB's for the eagles look pretty sucky. If GB is the second best team in the NFL like the power rankings seem to suggest, we WILL make the playoffs. Vick made their D look like fools and he hasn't played in years. Nope, not impressed with the Cheeseheads at all.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, they didn't gae plan for an entire halh with vick, and the dude still has serious skills as a scatback QB. That said, I think the pack are beatable. The ghost will have to have a monster night and our DBs will have to have the game of their lives, but it's doable. Oh, and Mathews off the edge worries me a LOT more than Suh up the middle.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He should MB, on one play he didn't blitz and I swear he waited 4 seconds then blitzed so fast that, I know Klob probably had a mess in his pants.

    The packers can be beat, we almost beat them both times. If we beat the Cowboys, people will start talking about us.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    yeah '85, I kept my eye on him all game and the guy is a damn maniac. Seriously frightening for a second year guy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Vick's hungry for a shot, no doubt. I definitely don't like the guy, me and my dogs still think he's a punk.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    +1.

    But dude's got skills to pay the bills no matter how much of a fucking dumb ass he is.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I'm watching a the Packers replay. The Eagles D looks like crap. LB's are getting to their lanes slow, poor pass coverage. They're getting some pressure on Mr. Rogers when he drops back to pass but the DB's and LB's for the eagles look pretty sucky. If GB is the second best team in the NFL like the power rankings seem to suggest, we WILL make the playoffs. Vick made their D look like fools and he hasn't played in years. Nope, not impressed with the Cheeseheads at all.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Adam_Schefter Former Bears DE Adewale Ogunleye signed with the Houston Texan

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I'm telling you guys, Singletary sucks as a HC. He's not smart enough, period. Player, Captain, Positional coach, ten out of ten. But he's Achilles, not Alexander the Great.

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    MattyS. We beat up on the cowboys and at least keep it respectable against the pack and they'll all be changin thier tune.

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    Speaking of "Least Talented" there he was, "Make It Up Mike" Florio apparently hosting the post game show on NBC Sunday night. JUST when NBC had improved the product by banishing Keith Olbermouth back to invisibility on MSNBC.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    what's your beef w/ KO?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    How much time do we have, FQ?

    OK, I'll be brief.

    First, I was NEVER a fan of "The Big Show" which transformed SportsCenter from entertaining, wall-to- wall highlights (I lOVED the late Tom Mees theory of "Let's go to the tape") into "See how cute and comical I can be? Let's sacrifice game highlights in favor of TALKING HEADS and show me being oh, so clever, instead." I've worked in television for over 30 years and I know unadulterated CRAP when I see it.
    Shaddup, already, and SHOW MORE HIGHLIGHTS!

    Next, he's made arrogance a cottage industry. He loathes Bill O'Rielly (probably because O'Rielly POUNDS him, ratings-wise, though frankly, I can't stand to watch EITHER guy do his political schtick) when, in fact, Keith-O is just ANOTHER VERSION of Bill O'Rielly!

    Screw Olbermann and the donkey he rode in on.

    Other than that, I have no opinion on the guy.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Bill O' Reilly may just be the biggest asshole on the planet.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    The guy would have made an excellent spokesman for the Riesch Stagg.

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    This guy like's the Bears Matty.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-09-12/sports/ct-spt-0913-pompei-bears-chicago--20100912_1_defense-lions-starter-matthew-stafford-jerome-felton

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    The jets had the number one run team in the league and went against one of the best defense in the league. That is why. Till we play a defense like Baltimore or New York, we won't move up in the rankings.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    The D definitely deserves some recognition. The national idiots are so used to bashing our QB's and assuming we suck that they will be very late to jump on if we keep winning. Good. We play better that way usually.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Had the best run game. *Had* being the operative word. Losing Faneca and TJ and Leon Washington made a lot of difference apparently.

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    Has anyone else been seen this rubbish about the flack women reporters are getting in NFL locker rooms? I'm so sick and tired of this kinda stuff. Women don't belong in the locker room, period. Why won't the NFL grow a pair and deal with this?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Men should respect women but it is almost stupid of them to be in the locker room where I guess you can say most guys are guys.

    Why can't the men who are getting paid millions just act decent enough for ten or 15 mins for a girl reporter?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Because some of these men act like 21 year old frat boys who have had shit handed to them since freshman year in college. Roethlisberger is the perfect example. The Jets just don't have any class just like Rex Ryan, who the players follow as their leader.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Men don't treat women like that - not real men anyway. Let's just call them what they are. Animals.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Spot on Artoo, give them their damn interview for three minutes without saying "I wanna wear you like a horse's feedbag..." or whatever ....

    Don't get me wrong, I'd happily wear Pam Oliver like a horse's feedbag, it just doesn't need to be pointed out at your place of work.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    +1 Trac. I don't think they belong on the sideline or in the booth either. I find all of them painfully annoying to list to, including erin andrews. Not because I don't think they can't be great reporters, but it has just always struck me as really strange... like a dude wanting to be a commentator for the ballet event in the Olympics where they do with the twirly ribbon thingy (and no, brian boytano doesn

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    takes me forever to post

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Joe, these guys ARE 21 year old millionaires. Shit man, I was an idiot at 21 too. I just think expecting a whole lot of class out of an NFL locker room is a liiiiitle bit much to be asking for man. It is what it is, so deal with it appropriately. Women should not be allowed in the locker room. period.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Some of them are grown men and they should at like it. There is a line.

    Women shouldn't be in a locker room where guys are naked or are being rough ( was it me or did that sound gay?) because they just don't belong in a locker room.

    I would expect each person to act at least a little civil. I mean, come on, are they savages?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    And if they can't do that then it is disgraceful that they are representing the NFL or their team. Better yet pitiful.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Exactly 85. That's why the Commish needs to deal with it before another Rapelessburg reveals his bald headed rat to some unsuspecting hussy bending over to tie her shoe laces.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    and you don't think some women encourage that shit to get a scoop? don't be naive...

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    +50

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    i just heard the whole Portis clip and not the cut down version on in print. Oh god, that was classic. Let me give you a Clif Notes version of it.

    Clinton Portis : Man, you gonna put a female in a locker room with 53 men, someone's got to make a comment.

    The guys on the radio call with Clinton are dying laughing in the background in disbelief. He says what we are all thinking i guess. That reporter is known to wear fuck me clothes all the time and all of her photos on the internet are ridiculous. If she wore anything similar to that in the locker room....

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    DBB: I present the "reporter" and her assets:

    http://cdn4.faniq.com/images/photos/photo_large/15/106115-5.jpg

    http://www.photopost.com/photopost/data/6278/ines_sainz2.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.moronail.net/images/stories/dg_pictures/1009/8D2CA10BBF8E-1.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    im stressing about sundays game..

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Red zone personnel. We have to punch that shit into the end zone. 7's all over the place like a slot machine hitting the jackpot.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Fresno, chill mang, it's going to be a tough game but have no fear, Romo will suffer the same fate as Stafford. He gone!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    nah dude i live amongst a ton of cowboy fans and fucken shit man. They been grilling me about this weekend. Im like the only real Bear fan around Fresno...there is probaly 25 of us amongst 6 hundred thousand people and shit man my Pride is on this game and bragging rights...

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    they are 0-2. they are talking shit out of straight fear. if they go 0-3 they are going to fucking go crazy. They spent so much cash on that stadium and raised their expectation level so much that there will be a fucking riot in Texas if they don't do well this year. Right now they are not doing well. I'm watching the game again and if we fly to the ball and punch it in the endzone when we get into the red zone we will be good against the Cowboys. The Cowboys running game is physical but Romo has got to be shitting himself right now because of his pussy ass tackle that will be protecting him. He will have at least 4 false starts all by himself.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Lach, Briggs and Ghost Pepper are haunting his dreams.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Sorry to repost, but I was already looking at the Cowgirls 5 mins after the Lion's beatdown...

    But looking forward...I can't think of a way that the Bears beat the very motivated Cowgirls at their home opening this Sunday. IF the Lions made Cutler run for his life, imagine Ware and Co! Ideal conditions, however unlikely:

    1) Oline MUST minimize pressure on Cutler. I'm realistic - I'm not asking for no sacks, but if they can keep it to 3 sacks or less, and avg pressure, I would see that as a victory.

    2) We MUST score TDs. Lions with a backup QB maynot score TDs, but Dallas will. We gotta find a way to score in the redzone, and not just settle for FGs.

    3)Pressure and containment. We not only have to pressure on Romo, but must make sure he doensn't extend the play with his legs. If he starts scrambling and extending the play, that means that Manning and Harris will have to cover their zones/guys for longer, and that's a scary scenario to ponder.

    4)We have to at least pretend to run the ball. If we can keep them honest on the run, then that may neutralize the pass rush, and open up play-action. Also, implementing a lot screen passes will have the same effect - and we happen to be really good with them, to bout.

    5)Special teams must be special again. I wasn't impressed with Hester last week, or all last year, so maybe move Knox or Manning back there. We're gonna need that extra spark to quiet down that amped-up crowd, and nothing shuts a crowd up faster than a punt/kick return for a TD.

    We have to do a lot of other obvious things, like win the turnover war or not commit stupid penalties, but IF we can do these 5 things, I think we have a chance. Hopefully, Dallas will self-destruct again, but I want to feel like we won a game, as opposed to simply not lose a game.

    What do you guys think?

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    I think the bears have to play a perfect game to win. Or atleast our Defense needs to play like 2005.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    or as well as the 2010 Redskins

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I have mixed feelings about Skins game. Playing against a Division rival on their home turf on opening day is always tough, no matter how "sucky" or "great" the two teams are. Just ask the 9ers...Offenses always take a little longer to gel, as was dreadfully apparent by nearly every week 1 game, so the 'Girls are gona be much more potent on O in the 2nd game, in their home turf.

    I agree with Fresno, we need a near flawless game, or some miraculous set of circumstances ala Ariz/Green "off the hook"

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Hee hee

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Former Lion and and Martz QB, Jon Kitna, is the Cowboys' back-up, is he not?

    Cause for concern, "inside knowledge"-wise?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Shaun Hill played for Martz too, didn't stop Cutty from racking up a 108 rating.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    This season's definition of "Irony":

    The Cowboys DON'T get to the Super Bowl, being played in their home palace, but the Texans DO!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    THAT would be priceless!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    talk about pissing in someone's Wheaties...hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeee

    Al you know as well as I do here in the southwest it's always "how bout them boys" I guarantee I will be wearing Navy Blue and Burnt Orange proudly when we win this one. (I think we can)..just tired of the rest of the league and pundits wanting to:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Pj2PqSFug

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I lived in San Antonio in 1985. When the Bears were about to play Dallas, a large percentage of preening fans prattled palaver about how the Cowboys were going to end the Bears undefeated season. Hah!

    It is still my favorite football game ever.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    SC...NICE!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    AND, that game is one of the 12 games in the 1985 Bears DVD set. Also BOTH Packer games and the spanking of the Redskins featuring Joe Theismann trying to punt for D.C.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'm betting Danny White STILL has no clear memory of that game.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Ah yes, Jimmy Mac was asked about Theismann saying that he was a bad role model for kids. McMahon said that he wouldn't respond to a guy that couldn't punt a ball more than a yard. He failed to add (in the interview) that Theismann walked out on his wife and kids. Some role model.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    The only D- in the whole NFL

    http://bleacherreport.com/tb/b5SMZ

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Was that guys fucking serious? What an idiot. I HAD to send him this hastily scrawled message:

    "You gave the Bears the poorest grade in the NFL

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I see things differently. From an execution stand point I definitely have no problem with the grade of D-. From a Bear fan perspective of the positives involved in the game Sunday, I give my optimism a grade of B+.

    Think of a HS teacher grading an English paper and giving a D- for grammar but a B+ for .

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    a B+ for content.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Bullshit Trac.... well, not to the thought behind what you said, which I agree with... but to his final grade.

    The cowboys made almost as many mistakes as we did, and they didn

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, I hope every sports writer turns a blind eye to teams like Minny, GB, Dallas, etc., etc., etc. It will only make our guys play harder. So what if the Media is doing the job a coach is supposed to do by tearing down and then building up. I say fire away, because sooner or later if the Bears continue to suprise, they will get props. I would much rather that takes place towards the bottom half of the schedule instead of now. Our guys need to stay hungry until the end of January.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    agree with that basic statement.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    The rule should be two feet in bounds + possession-that's it. With this mechanical and subjective rule, it gives refs more leeway to decide what a "football move" or "possession throughout" means. Moving on.

    In regards to female reporters, if you put some hot young Azteca piece of ase in the locker room that can barely speak english but is a big flirt, I would have a hard time not spankin her with the pigskin or trying to corner her in the shower. On the other hand, I don't see why busted old-timers like Andrea Kremer or Pam Oliver would ruffle any feathers.

    I was hoping that Kremer and Oliver would be replaced by that Jillian whatever hottie and some new meat. I could care less what they say on the sideline as long as they pan back to the field during game time.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I disagree wholeheartedly; the defender should have a chance either by a hit or with their hands to knock the ball loose. This rule was basically put in to give the defender a chance once the receiver is down and offset the change (for safety) of making it illegal to hit a receiver who is in the air (defenseless). So if you take away the rule that gives them a chance to knock the ball away, then you have to take away the no hitting them before they are on the ground rule.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    they should just change the rule to be the same as fumbles... they have to maintain possesion of the ball, so if a defender knocks it away on the way down.. no catch but the ground can not force an incompletion.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    That's what I said.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    #4: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d81a8acf9/Top-10-plays-of-Week-1?module=HP_video

    Oh, and we'll need one or two of #2 next week me thinks.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    By the way, this offense hasn't had to play at away game yet, this will be the real test for this o-line. They have to stop the defense from getting to Jay at least a little bit better, then they have not have any penalties (which will be hard in that stadium), and last they have to execute the right routes and calls.

    This game is looking more bleak as I talk about it. Someone give me some kool-aid. Sigh.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    sit back, relax, and take a sip of this:

    Dez Bryant is an untested rookie and Roy Williams is not as scary as Megatron. Miles Austin is a fucking beast but 1 man does not a winning team make. Unless your name is Julius and you are putting a speed move on Alex Barron on your way to crushing the gayness out of Romo.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Sigh, that sounds good. Is Alex Barron seriously still there?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I believe 'Vegas was taking bets that Barron would not even be allowed on the team bus back to the hotel.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    When Cutler has a 100-plus passer rating, his teams are 16-0.

    Wow, can we keep that going Cutler?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Keeping him vertical is a good start.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2010091905/2010/REG2/bears@cowboys#tab:analyze

    Look at out O and D after the first week. If the numbers tell us anything it's that we might have a shot, grant it we beat Detroit but we might have a slight shot.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I'd still do Pam Oliver. Andrea, not so much. I'm sure Joe Namath sitll wants to kiss Suzy Kolber (one of my all-time favorite football moments). I hate all the sideline hooey. Whether it's Goose or some babe. 2 announcers in the booth and that's all you need.

    Totally agree about the Azteca woman. If she was skanking around, she got what she deserved. If she was professional, than the boys need to grow up.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    After posting that Canada, I thought to myself I would still do Pam Oliver too.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    +1

    Horse's. Feedbag.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Talk of Jason Garrett being on the hotseat if the O doesn't step it up and stop making so many mistakes. Pile the pressure on media. Heap it on.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    The Dallas radio team was calling to "take a knee" on the last play of the first hal and were STUNNED when the 'Pokes didn't. Stunned, then REALLY P.O.'d

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Ray Ray is a fucking beast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3jdNLQO99g

    What in THEE fuck is this... how Max finds a chick on saturday night?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVcVSEa_Ooo

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Irish... how are the girls doing?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Still in the hossie MB, thanks. Hopefully have them home in a few weeks and then my sleepless nights can begin. Yay.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Here we go again:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/462453-nfl-picks-week-2-breaking-down-the-lines-for-each-game#page/7

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Oh, well ,if GENE CHAMBERLAIN says it, it MUST be so!

    Would he be WILT's illegitimate son or RICHARD's "Life-Partner?

    Hmm, could be BOTH!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Adding credibility to his bears pick: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/462453-nfl-picks-week-2-breaking-down-the-lines-for-each-game#page/6

    wtf man? The lions are heading in the right direction!??!?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That direction is, apparently, towards the door of the Emergency Room.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Knox and Hester must come out of the lineup in the Redzone. Period.

    Go Olsen and Shabba at wideout, with Manofmoolah and Dez and Forte. Make them stack the inside gaps by switching Dez to H-back and occasionally pull Dez - moving Olsen to the slot and putting Sheed out at 2.

    Knox and Hester have no business on the field during Redzone snaps.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1 Especially Hester... He's zero red zone threat. We should just hand off to peppers in the goal line. 6 foot 8, 289 LBS... He'd punch it in.

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    Swap Anthony Adams for Peppers and I'm down with that. Bow. Ling. Ball.

    And how about a Manu, KD, Olsen set? They don't knjow if we're going to run it or pass it ... Davis and Olsen peel off on out routes ... Cutler bootlegs with the bowling ball in front of him ... how do you stop that shit?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    BTW, Matty was awarded NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Oh, that tool Mayer finishes the article with...

    "Forte is also the first Bears player to be named NFC offensive player of the week since Cutler in Week 16 of last season."

    *sigh* I guess it's cool that Bears players have done it two regular season games in a row. Hester this week would be the perfect trifecta - if he could do it EVERYONE would fear the Bears offense :-)

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Brilliant comment by Mayer. How's this:

    I had Jimmy Johns for lunch today and it was very first sub sandwich that I have had since dinner last night.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    mmmmm Jimmy Johns

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Thank God for the internet and Twitter.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Henry Melton needs to lurk around the goal line as well. He was a running back that turned into a defensive end. that is fucking crazy. Remember when that huge motherfucker lined up as our kick returner? If i was a gunner on the kickoff team and i saw that i would be a little concerned.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Swap Kellen Davis for Olsen and I'm down with that. Six. Foot. Seven.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I don't know about that...I went with feeling over logic last season, thinking "finally, this is the Texan's year" and I was very very wrong. I'm going with my logic, history, and stats this year, and STILL predicting Manning will somehow trump the Texans, once again.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    It galls the Cardinals' fans that even these days, it sounds like a home crowd for the Bears, Cowpokes and even Broncos when they come to Phoenix,

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I don't think they have to be "perfect", but they DO have to a lot less IMperfect.

    4 turnovers in Dallas is a death sentence.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Ware and Ratliff are like Vandenbosch and Suh. They will get theirs but Martz will find a way to neutralize the threat. Ware almost broke his neck in half again, he is going to be sore all week. The cowboys like running the ball hard but that is what we actually defend well against.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I HOPE Cowgirls try running the ball, if even for a half. Briggs, Lach and Pisa would put the smack down on all their RBS. But this is where Peppers earns his check. U know after seeing Stafford bend ways humans aren't meant to bend, and coming out in a sling, that the Cowgirls are gona at least keep an extra guy in to chip, which automatically alleviates some pressure from the DBs and reduces their play calls...signing Peppers, $100mil, once again the Bear's D instilling Fear in the opponents, priceless...

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Remember 1985. Bears 44, Girls 0.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, that may be my favorite Bears game ever. I have it recorded on my old decommissioned Tivo. I pull it out every few years and relive the absolute glory of that pounding.

  • In reply to mikev:

    Yeah, me too Mike. I have gotta tell everyone the rest of the story about my crazy girlfriend from Wisconsin back then. Not sure if I have worked up the nerve yet.

  • In reply to mikev:

    If Jimmy Mac ain't startin' I ain't watchin' ...

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny, I remember that game from last year where A.Ware did the same thing, but last time it looked much worse... I think they took him off immobilized on a stretcher. He fucking came back the following week and had like 2 sacks and a bunch of hurry ups.

    Guy is an absolute animal and I wouldn't put any stock in him being anything but a beast (as usual) on Sunday. That said, I have faith Professor Martz will come up with ways to neutralize him.

    (How

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Bears are going to start 3-0 if they get this win. And I think they can get this win. All they have to do is, not turn the ball over and stop the run. That's it. Detroit has scarier receivers than Dallas, and what did they do? Detroit has better tackles than Dallas and what happened to their QB against Pep?

    And everyone is on this Packers bandwagon... how much different are they from last year game 1 when they came here? They are the same team on offense right, except now minus a starting RB? And our D has gotten Peppers, Urlacher back, lost Vasher and Payne which were the two idiots involved on their only big TD. And on our O, we got a younger LT, better Guards, a big WR, a better OC; and defensively they lost Jolley and maybe Harris. If Jay doesn't throw 4 picks last year we win that game... we get better, they if anything get worse and yet they are going to beat us easily... how?

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Detroit does not have scarier receivers. You crazy. They have Roy Williams, Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Witten, I mean, come on lol

    Detroit does have a legit one and two but damn Romo has way more options.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I gotta agree. The Cowgirls are stacked at wideout with talent. The Lions have Megatron. Nate Burleson is the suck.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    And look what it got them Sunday night.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Like you said, I think Trac, that they were just like us only we got the last play to go our way.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    +1 Artoo. Sam Hurd is no slouch either ...

  • In reply to dutsami:

    The Pack had the 6th best running attack last year, and the O-Line is back and in tact. Before Grant went down, he started cutting through the Eagles.

    They manhandled an Eagles team that blitzed them like crazy. The Pack is tough, and I don't think we should underestimate them.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Hey-ho! Play like a Jet!

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/jets/2010-09-14-jets-discipline_N.htm

    Schadenfreude, as they say, is a motherf**ker.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Note to MB, I would much rather be getting the kind of press we are getting than what GP just posted. The Jets have gotten way off course with all their Shannanagan's thanks to fat boy.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I agree Trac. And I get why the press is the way they are:

    * Part, they need to sell eyeballs
    * Part, this org has taken a serious hit with Lovie and JA

    ... and they are critical in SOME similar ways we are, and that is fine. What gets me is that... anyway, it is what it is. They need to be extreme to sell views. Bottom line.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    I think we will get there as the season rolls on. After we beat the cowgirls, a lot of the Bears confidence issue's will take care of themselves. The pokes are ripe for the picking, look how the Skins beat em. With solid D and an unproductive offense. We are better than the Redskins I think.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Beating the Cowgirls just gives us the swagger to kick the shit out of the Packers. Twice.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    I'd sat that's pretty much the checklist for EVERY week.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Fresno, wtf dude??? Aren't you guys (Fresonans) a buncha 49er and raider fans? What's up with the cowboys thing?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    God Damn! if you're a straight, testosterone filled, 21 year old with that junk in the trunk passing by you...it's YOUR DUTY to try to make a move! lol

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh yeah, she's properly dressed...for a HOOKER!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    85Bears, good point. Sad to say it lol Or is it proud? lol

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Well said Al. If you absolutely must send a woman into a room full of naked testosterone and cortisoids, then make sure she's wearing sensible shoes and has cankles.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    As the great Austin Powers once said... she's a maaaaaaan baby!

    Yeuch... talk about butter.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Hi, I'm Clinton Portis, and I totally agree with treating women in whatever way we as men deem fit. Occasionally I put on ridiculous costumes for interviews because I have no discernible personality otherwise. I am a tool. Hi mom!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    More flak on concussions

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/09/13/eagle.concussions.ap/index.html?xid=FanHouse

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Eagles seem to playing fast and loose as far as the heightened concern over concussions. Kolb aside, that linebacker they put back into the game was knocked so silly he couldn't have spelled CAT if you'd spotted him the C and the A.

    Trainer: "What day is it, son?"

    Player: "Cleveland."

    Trainer" "Good to go here, coach!"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    jay cutler got awarded the FEDEX AIR PLAYER of the week...

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    "When it absolutely, positively has to be thrown into triple coverage!"

    JUST kidding. There was more "Good Jay" than "Bad Jay".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    He seriously needs to knock that shit off though.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    All of us would love to see a QB throw 40 TD's with no picks. I'll take Jays performance against the Lions any day.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    +1

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'll take 2 TD's for 1 INT all day but there was another one that was just chucked up towards 4 defenders. 2 TD's for 2 INT is not gonna get it done. Throwing it away is a good play sometimes. He can do that and he will be elite.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    One person is claiming that Karma is going to get us because we stole the win from the Lion's. Our fate is we lose the next three.

    Can we get this clear people, we didn't steal, rob, or pay anyone off. It was all the officials. Not the Chicago Bear's. Thank you.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Ugh... all this 'they stole a win' shit really bugs me. Calvin Johnson knows the god damn rules. He could have tucked that ball away. He didn't. No catch. Stop fucking crying Detroit fans. You had 11 yards rushing. Got awarded a controversial TD with Best's goal line run. We spotted you 4 turnovers AND didn't score until late in the 4ht quarter and you didn't put us away. They have no one to blame but themselves.

    The Bears have much better than 'a slight chance' on sunday. The Cowboys are over rated. Lots of talent... blah blah. They were going to steam roll the redskins too. How did that work out?

    Guess what team isn't going to turn the ball over 4 times... us (hopefully). My prediction:

    Bears 27 Boys 17. Called it first. Bear Down.

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    He should know the rules. And any billion dollar company that can have 1/16th of it's success for the year wiped out by 1 employee better make sure they all know of any rule changes.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Who the fuck is this "One" person?

    http://twobarkingdogs.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/karma_police.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It was on the NFL.com on the Detroit vs Eagles game.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    @ESPNChiBears For his part, Hester claims he ran good routes and was open

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5576111

    My fear is what this guy blabs about.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I know I've seen that guy before.

    Oh wait... I know.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q84oP5JilU&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I miss those cartoons.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    @ESPNChiBears But Hester quick to point out any week a different WR can lead teams in receptions. Hester very diplomatic about entire situation. J

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Does anyone really give a flying f*** about ESPN anything?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    not buying it man. One of our most glaring deficiencies from last year they didn't spend much time on? Really? The one place where you actually get points? Really? I have a very hard time believing that Mr. Mike Martz actually thinks that ALL of our points were going to come from long bombs and 89 yard breakout runs.

    Our continued inability to score inside the 20 has lovies stink all over it one way or another (bad decisions, not enough contact in practice, suggesting plays for martz, etc

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lovie. I said I wouldn't say anything bad. (Bites tongue hard)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bear the eff down, compadres. I think we're going to kick the snot out of Dallas. Really, I do.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My main take away from last week: this is what the offense looks like when the O line is still coming together, when the QB and receivers are barely on the same page, when everyone is learning a new playbook, and it's game #1. 372 yard, two (QB) turnovers, 2 passing TDs. Was good enough for 30 fantasy points out of Cutty, and the Bears win, more importantly.

    Let's stop with the pissing and moaning about Lovie until the offseason. Unless he starts burying children in his backyard, he's going to be the coach for the foreseeable future, and as I love the Bears, must root for him until then.

    PS the Bears D kicked ass on Sunday. I want more of the same against those PATHETIC Cowboys O tackles. Did you guys see them vs. the Redskins? Julius Peppers will literally kill whatever slappy they bring in at QB to replace Donovan.

    On thing that doesn't get talked a lot about on this site; one of the advantages of the Cover-2 is that it turns your best 4-3 D-end into a pass-rusher on every down. He has run containing responsibilities, but only his gap. He's never expected to stop an O-tackle one on one at the point of attack. The last year Ogunleye was dominant, remember how the Bears D looked? We're seeing the same thing here. Teams are having to double him, except some of their formations don't allow it, and on those down, Peppers was manhandling the competition. I'm actually excited for this year.

    Bear Down. Period.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Uh, I meant Romo. But it would be sweet to see us pile on Rex Grossman at some point.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He can't come and and say "We don't have any fullbacks for chrissakes!" because that would be seen as a dig at Angelo.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hey all, after rewatching the game and doing lots of rewinding, here are some of the good things that stood out vs the Lions. I don't claim to know very much when it comes to schemes and such, but there are some things that anyone can see:

    - D.J. Moore looked pretty good, with some nice solo tackles to prevent first downs

    - Henry Melton looked pretty sweet at times. In the 4th quarter he can be seen pushing a double team backwards and causing Shaun Hill to roll out and throw it away on 3rd.

    - I am not ready to start hatin on Hester quite yet. Lions seemingly played a lot of Cover 2 (or something with 2 high safeties anyway) and often had safety help over the top of Hester. As was said many times by Martz and others, each week could feature a different receiver based on what the defense is doing, and it looked like they were trying to take away the deep routes that Hester was often running. That said, there were at least 2 plays where Hester was wide open in the deep middle and Cutler just didn't even look at him.

    - Not surprisingly, most (if not all) of the good downfield passing plays occurred when the O-line was able to protect Cutler without any help (ie. Matt Forte touchdown to win the game)

    - Due to the camera view, it was really hard to get a good look at the coverage by the safeties and corners down the field. However, it bears repeating that the pressure from our d-line really did help out the secondary. Even in the first half, Detroit seemed intent on making short throws instead of waiting for the longer routes to develop. I accredit that game plan to the pressure our D-line was able to get on many occasions. However, when better pass-blocking o-lines come along, we are going to be majorly tested. Even against the Lions there were at least a few times where they could have had some big completions downfield.

    The good news for the next two weeks is we have two teams (Cowboys and Packers) that have suspect lines much like (or worse than) ours! I have hope that we can take advantage of this! 2-0 and 3-0 would be awesome!

  • In reply to dkbat:

    Hester Schmester. That train left the station in '08 my friend. If he bust's through coverage and catch's the long ball next week, great. Just don't see him doing anything but giving a corner some exercise most games.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Tragic

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Bears and Cowboys that didn't practice today.

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/09/briggs-roach-sidelined-as-bears-begin-practice.html

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Our two best receivers, Forte and Aromashodu, are hurt. Great.. just great.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    We're set at receiver ...

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Looks like Rod Wilson probably or Kevin Malast. Blaze Soares didn't make the cut.

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/09/bears-eyeing-rod-wilson-to-replace-hillenmeyer.html

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Can't we just start Jamar Williams? Oh wait ...

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Darryl Drake confirms Cutler at fault for Sunday mixup with Johnny Knox. The QB took the blame earlier in the day.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    I know Martz is a quantum leap at OC. Same with Tice over Harry Houdini. So far Marinara looks like ir over Lovie. Let's hope. Maybe Lovie is in the perfect position. Not hands on enough to totally fuck things up. Just don't get into a 4th and goal situation (or close at the end).

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Bears practice squad moves and potential replacement on the roster for HH.

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/09/by-brad-biggsthe-bears-made.html

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    @ESPNChiBears Cutler says Bears always 'need to know where DeMarcus Ware is at all times on field' this Sunday. JD

    @ESPNChiBears Red zone offense big point of emphasis this Sunday according to Cutler. JD 15 minutes ago

    @ESPNChiBears Bears 'got lucky' against Detroit because of all the turnovers last week according to Cutler. JD 14 minutes ago

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    @ESPNChiBears 'If Devin [Hester] would have been open, I would have thrown him the ball,' Cutler said. Hester had 1 pass thrown his way in Wk 1. J

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Snap.

    Hester just may be ruined.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    hahahahha... that was funny Al.

    Sorry Doc.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Throwing into triple coverage? Brees, Manning, they all do that shit - no one gets up on them when they do it though ...

    What did those guys do at the weekend anyway? Cutler's throwing the rock on all my FF teams and I'm not worried.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Speaking of Red Zone, I understand NFL REDZONE is free on Dish network this Sunday.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    do u got directv

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    yes. It is al...

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    And yes, I have THE DISH.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I am disappoint

    http://img.fannation.com/images/ap/2010/09/13/10/20100913102370352-p2-210x210.jpg

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Most people represent themselves 85.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    yes. they are NFL football players lad. They HAVE to be savages... that's what keeps them alive out there.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    totally agree MB. Most of those girl reporters are annoying - even the ones that dwell on the sidelines reporting injuries and other misc. stuff. I'd much have color guys doing that, like Tony Siragusa. NFL, you wanna avoid international sexist incidents, hire more Siragusas, trust me, no one's sexually harassing them!

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    How about some equality? Do you see men going in to the showers with the Williams sisters as they lather up their snatches?

    "Girls, great final today, so how does this affect you when you all sit around the family dinner table yada yada yada ...?"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    out there on the field? Where does being a savage help after a game? Ask Big Ben what it did for him

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If I have to hear about that damn Calvin Johnson play at work again, I'm going to flip out.

    Sportscenter football fans talking about "second act". Go back to your highlights. Before this play, you were much more familiar with a "second act" at the opera.

    get over it, non-Detroit fans. Lions fans, be pissed - I get it. I hated the rule when it screwed us over a few times.

    Bottom line - hold on to the ball Megatron. Hold on with two hands and take the fall like a man. At this point, I wish you would have broken your wrist bracing yourself.

    If you meant to let go of the ball, why did your damn hand snap shut after it flew out?

    Oy vey.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    That's what I wondered about at the end..

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1, men.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/09/14/portis.reporters.ap/index.html?eref=sihp

    Oh, and while i'm on my soapbox up so high... how fucked is it that RBush had to give his little bronze man back? You are all so pathetic NCAA. What a crock of shit. Dude deserved that thing fair and square. Bull-Shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have never heard of an agent having their license suspended or revoked for involvement with these improper contact violations. WTF?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..posted this on the earlier thread not knowing a new started but still relevant to what is here:

    MB...no grey's in my day bro only balck & white...If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and then smells like a duck.......FUCK IT"S A DUCK!!!!!!

    I mean you are now in my realm:

    Critical
    1.occupied with or skilled in criticism
    2.containing careful or analytical evaluations: a critical dissertation

    Crituque:

    1.A critique is similar to a review, though the process is more in-depth and aims to illuminate the text more readily than a simple review. The author carefully examines the text, then writes the critique in an effort to reveal its overall meaning. Academic critiques are typically five paragraphs long, but you can write a longer or shorter critique if you wish. In order to do so properly, you need to become adept at analyzing text.

    I beleive that MB and those who critique are in the later than the before. One has the right to critique.

    Now we can also explain an opinion:
    An opinion is like a sphincter(scientific name for asshole)hhhhhhheeeeeeee... we all have one..some may have larger than others!

    I'm here for you MB..

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I love you maaaan

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I think we can beat the Cowboys but for that to happen we need to play a solid perfect game. No mistakes

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    No mistakes lmao!!! Sigh, that's funny, imagine the Bear's with no mistakes lol

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    fresno...moments..we take the moments we can..Cowgirls have the capacity of imploding..we have all seen it..our goal is to take the moments and seize them.. I really believe we can take the moment from the girls.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I just sure hope we win this one...

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    We all do. We all really do.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Just *fewer* mistakes, within one turnover anyway ...

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Will this be on the final, Professor?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al. lol!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here is the Singletary thing

    http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/223690-singletary-tries-to-ease-tensions-in-san-fran?xid=FanHouse

    http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/09/14/mike-singletary-makes-nice-with-niners-monday-after-sunday-tongu/

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    This crap reminds of this: you jackwagon...lol

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

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Singletary's comments crack me up, the dude is crazy. Kinda reminded me of a guy holding a family hostage and when the neighbor comes over to check on them Singletary sticks a glock in the dude's back and whisper's in his ear, "tell em you have family visiting or I'll kill you". Stick together,"my eye".

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    +1 for the Lee Ermey refernce!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    The sad part about that commercial lobo is that if psycho-ologists used that technique a lot more people would actually get something out of it.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    amen..trac..amen

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What's even more laughable is that the Heisman fund is teaming up with Bush to create some kind of slush fund so poor struggling athlete's coming to College's won't be tempted to do what Bush did. These guys take the cake, what a joke. Quite insulting to think they actually believe people will buy that BS.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    trac..spin baby..spin..it's all about the spin...if you can spin it hard enough all we believe..

    X-files says it all.."The Truth is out there"

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    OK, Heisman folks, what's gonna happen when some wealthy USC Alum(s) hire a good P.I. go thru the backgrounds of who know how many past winners?

    Talk about a slippery slope!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Jim Thorpe lost his gold medals for being a "professional". He played "semi-pro" baseball one summer for room and board.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Another travesty perpetrated mostly by guys who never put on a jockstrap in their entire lives.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And while I know it was politically incorrect (I know, but I don't care), but Burt Lancaster made one HELL of a Jim Thorpe in JIM THORPE, ALL-AMERICAN.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Was he ever better than in Field of dreams ( Birdman of Alcatraz excepted...) ? Like the grand-dad you always wanted....

    ... not the one that stuck his tongue down your throat when you kissed him goodnight ...

    Irish!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    We gave up only 3 drives of more than 11 yards the whole game.

    Urlacher had 3 tackles for loss to go along with his sack, QB hit and 4 other tackles.

    We held the Lions to 1 yard per carry and Jahvid Best to 1 first down.

    Jay may have had a better line and WR's in Denver but he has never had anything remotely close to what this Defense might be able to gel into. Please DB's. Make it work back there.

    Oh and Matt Forte had more yards than the entire Lions team.

    Beat the Cowboys and watch the national boys start backtracking.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Z...we could bitch slap the cowgirls and they will still give them love...we are the ugly redheaded step-child and maybe thats a good thing.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    But why do they hate us soooo damn much? Eh I don't care any more. I would rather make a bunch of haters have to admit that they were wrong than have a bunch of bandwagoners anyway.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    z....amen brother amen.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    This game may come down to our secondary with all of those weapons Dallas has. Would love to see the D score one this week.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Bring it on. I love it when they hate us. Makes it all the more sweet when we start kicking people's asses.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    It's so hard to see us doing that when we can't block. I want to win so bad but I know the Bear's can't beat the Cowboy's at their home, their first home game, and if Romo is up right.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Julius Peppers is going to line up right over the right tackle Sunday, even if Columbo comes back. The Cowboys are going to have to either leave Witten on that side to block or chip him. (And possibly both.) Peppers changes the way teams game plan the Bears now.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Takes a team to win a game and not one player.
    Even though I have to admit he did change the last game.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Miles Austin, yikes!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Dezy had a nice game for a rookie.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Lovie changes the way teams game plan the Bears as well. Budda Bing Budda Bang.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'm convinced Lovie thinks he's using reverse psychology in his game plan. Some Lovie 101

  • In reply to Joseph:

    That elicited a muffled laugh Joseph. Dare not wake up the wife.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    you mean the anti-bear?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Exactly. I love that term for him lobo, where have I heard that before?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    1. Any word on Columbo's status?

    2. Is Alex Barron still employed by the Cowboys?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    This particular reporter was formerly Mexico's Miss Universe
    representative.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Well then she must be a qualified NFL reporter with lots of insight. Are men allowed into women's locker rooms while they are showering after a major sporting event, like the WNBA?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Bingo Corm!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Whats the WNBA?

  • In reply to Joseph:

    What's the WNBA?

    A) A complete waste of space on the "bottom line" scoreboard as well as on SportsCenter.

    B) Coma inducing.

    C) A non-entity if the NBA didn't pay for it.

    D) Does anybody on this Blog really care?

    E) All of the above.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'll go with D there Al.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    She likes reading, going to the movies, and one day she'd like to open an animal shelter and a luxury spa hotel for puppies. And world peace.

  • "There has only been one of me.", Sapp said. "I am the best under tackle that ever played the game, and there will never be anyone close to me. Me me me me me me me. Understand?"

    Damn.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Only a real SAP would buy that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Warren Sapp. I am Tackle. Commander of the armies of the north ...

  • Thank you, thank you. You're a terrific crowd! Don't forget to tip your servers.

  • I have no use for sideline reporters. Competant, cute or not. The producer can relay that info to Play-by-play crew. Stop finding excuses to cut away from the field.

  • Shame on Suzy. Don't tell me she couldn't see Broadway joe was totally polluted. She should have told the boys in the truck "We can't put him on live, he's 3 sheets to the wind". Likewise for whomever was producing that segment.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    No offense Albert but that's one of my pet peeves. Don't shoot the messenger. Joe Namath got himself drunk. He knew he was going on TV and he got smashed. He has to take responsibility for his own actions. I stopped drinking 16 years ago for many reasons. One of them was making a fool of myself when I was hammered. Never did my friends get me drunk, never did a bartender get me drunk, only one person ever got me drunk. Me.

    I agree ESPN showed poor judgment putting it on the air but it's still on Joe to keep it together.

    Sorry for the rant.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Great job Canada. 16 years is badass!!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Anyone know why Lance Briggs made a sweet tackle and caused a fumble? They doubled Tommie Harris.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Two years sober last week. Where's my fucking medal?

  • I am definitely ready to declare Martz and Tice as huge upgrades and Lovinelli was getting it done mostly too until the last drive (double Megatron please).

    I will not say another word about Lovie until 24 hours after the game good or bad unless he says something dumb from now til then. Get dem boys. Attack that O-line.

  • Looks like we signed Rod Wilson

  • Is that based off of the last game?

    Because I will admit this year is totally different than last year.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I think its based on computer simulations, which are of course the best way to predict the outcome of any game.

    Those stats are dubious at best. If you take last week as any indication, Cutler threw better than Romo even though both QBs struggled to put the ball in the end zone. Miles Austin is going to be a serious problem for us, but our passing game is going to be a problem for them too.

    The game is going to come down to which defense does a better job in the red zone. The Lions kept it close because their front four created chaos in the backfield and our offense couldn't handle the pressure. Dallas has the tools to do the same.

    Our defense shut down the Lions and Julius Peppers nearly killed last year's #1 draft choice. I think Tony Romo better do some extra stretching before the game, cause guess who's looking for him. The Bears front 7 has the tools to take us deep in the playoffs.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    I just don't want a ass kicking? Unless we give it to them. That's all I want.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    "just another new bear in town, ohhhhh, oh oh, oh oh, just another new bear in town..."

  • Craig Steltz is not on the injury report at all this week. Yay?

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    I'm kidding. Of course I want everyone healthy.

  • Offensive coordinator Mike Martz blamed himself for the Bears

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    It's about the personnel in the game, Mike.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    1) When was the last time you heard Lovie say something like that.

    2) Class act 100% No excuses, no passing the buck, no false praise. He said it exactly right: we need to be better, we will work on it, we will be better.

    3) I am really looking forward to seeing what he cooks up for Dallas.

  • I want to know if she knows what any of that actually means. Wow that was pointless.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1; Were I working for IBM, I would be humiliated to have my employer's name associated with such turbid, tepid tripe.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Dave, the vocab is seriously impressing of late.

  • ... and no size, can't remember his playbook, looks like a mong. I guess the last one can't really be held against him though ...

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