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Bears Must Cover for Overmatched Shaffer

From Neil Hayes' Inside the Bears section at the Sun-Times:

Olin Kreutz seemed to indicate that Frank Omiyale will be starting at left tackle against the Packers on Monday night.

Then again, I could be reading too much into it.

Kreutz was asked if he was confident in whomever ends up playing left tackle. Here's what he said: "It's always an adjustment. I think Frank can do the job. I believed in him last week and I believe in him this week."

Bears coach Lovie Smith will likely shed more light on the situation when he meets with reporters after practice.

The concern here is not Omiyale who, excepting too-early release of Anthony Spencer on a screen, looked in control on the left side of the line.  The concern is Kevin Shaffer.  Having re-watched the Cowboys game, Shaffer was blown off the ball repeatedly in the second half and I expect Clay Matthews to spend most of the game at that end of the line.  Brandon Manumaleuna needs to do a far better job than he's done thus far if Jay is going to make it through the night.

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  • Martz will find a way. I feel confident.

  • hey guys

    I changed my pic because those punk ass suckatanksy and dick cheesy kept stealing my handle.

    This is the real FRESNO, ignore any bullshit from those other assholes.
    P.S. we won't have any need for Wright once Peppers puts that bitch Rodgers in the turf and ends his season.

    BEAR DOWN!!!

  • In reply to jeremy:

    Now that sounds like a great plan BUT we need to rush him with more than just the front four to really put a hurt on him.

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    Haha funny dude, this game aint the real fresno. haha its cool man not everyone can be me but your trying thats what counts. FAIL

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Dude have you changed your password yet?

  • In reply to jeremy:

    Wright's durability is a "Major" concern already. The guy is either going to have to learn how to play smarter or he will have a very short lived NFL career.

    Side note: I'm rolling with girly boy Thor in a couple of my FF leagues even though he's only projected to score 1 point. Please, someone talk me out of starting him.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Major got hurt in the Cowboy's game was not his fault.

    It was the cowboy from the behind him that fell on his legs, which I thought was a block in the back but I guess not.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    That was definitely an illegal block that should have nuullified the preening Dez's return TD.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Some great shots... especially the first one: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1009/nfl.rare.photos.1980/content.1.html?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Go through the pictures while having this cranked:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p30QHbD8018&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I kinda like #15

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Awesome photo of Jeff Fisher there in the '85 set. Lots of Bears ones in the '85 set actually (go figure)...

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Sd, I will ignore them but dang it's hard to do that.

    Kinda like someone talking about your mom, You can't let them get away with it but I will try.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    My favorite mom "joke" ever is when Johnny 5 yells "your momma was a snowblower!" in Short Circuit.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    lol no it's not. you respond b/c you want to (i'm guilty of it also)

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    +1

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    dude are you serious? let him play a couple of games before you make that call; you can't put him in the Bob Sanders box when he hasn't even played a reg. season snap yet lol. plus, hammy injuries are serious; can't rush those....calm down and let's see him when he's good to go

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Nothing wrong with playing smart.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    who is Thor?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    LOLOLOLOL

    If you're gonna pose, AT LEAST TRY TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

    Typical dipshit packer fan, doesn't know shit about anything besides Dickhead Driver and the "claymaker."

    Go back to your gay ass fudger forums and jerk off with the rest of those fatass inbred reetards

    and FYI, it's Greg Olsen. Moron.

  • In reply to jeremy:

    dude you tryin to impersonate my handle just shows how much of a tool and a loser you really are. get a life man, your acting like a kid, but whatever I been blogging here for years and your not the first loser to come around and act like a complete idiot.

  • In reply to jeremy:

    seriously Jeff is there any way you can help me out on this guy stealing my handle. Usually i wouldnt care but he is such a retard it kinda makes me look bad. thanks bro.

  • In reply to jeremy:

    Here is the person who keeps stealing my handle
    http://www.chicagonow.com/profiles/jeremy

    This is me the Real Fresno
    http://www.chicagonow.com/profiles/grizzly559

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

    This is fucking bullshit man.....it's one thing to come on here and run your stupid bitchass 13 year old mouth off and look like a complete toolbag, but it's another thing to start fucking with my shit. I KNOW IT'S YOU SUCKATANSKY/BIG CHEESY. I SWEAR TO GOD I'M GONNA HUNT YOU DOWN IN SANTA CRUZ AND BEAT THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF YOU.

  • In reply to jeremy:

    You need to chill the fuck out Poser

  • In reply to jeremy:

    yea ok http://www.chicagonow.com/profiles/jeremy your a fucking tool dude. haha your username clearly says who you are dumbass everyone can see that.
    the real me Fresno username is grizzly559 http://www.chicagonow.com/profiles/grizzly559
    hence 559 cause it is Fresno's area code. your a douchebag.

  • In reply to jeremy:

    (Real Fresno talking) I honestly think that new Offensive tackles should be more Lean and quicker, cause nowadays it seems like teams are looking for more smaller faster DE to get around the Offensive Tackles. Thats all i mainly see is DE just run around the opposing tackles. I mean leterally just run right around them and catch the QB in their 6 or 7th drop

  • In reply to jeremy:

    can some1 go to "Da Site" and tell me what the fuck Larry Mayer is wearing?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    oh Larry you hack

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I cant stand Larry Mayer, truly a guy who never actually played the sport. He looks like a complete idiot.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I don't have words for that.

  • In reply to jeremy:

    And it's Girly Thor ....

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    What are your options Trac? He's probably guaranteed 7 points most weeks.

  • In reply to jeremy:

    We need some scores from the defense. I don't think the offensive attack of the Bears will be enough to stop them. We need pick 6's, we need sack fumbles for scores, we need special teams fumbles, and we need to force them into mistakes and capitalize any which way possible.

  • In reply to jeremy:

    As far as Shaffer is concerned, maybe Martz can use that weakness to our advantage by having Cutler roll out to the opposite side of the field if Shaffer can't handle the Fudgemaker.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I am scared.

    You want us to roll to the left where Franky is?

    They both better figure this out and we better be able to go both ways with the ball. We can afford to get on dimensional. We need the run game to shine.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Yeah, I was going to suggest just running at Matthews. Let Shaffer and Dez beat the crap out of him for the first half and see how he does.

  • In reply to jeremy:

    I like Cocks.

  • In reply to TampaxDouchansky:

    Hey, So do I. Let's get together sometime and suck eachother.

  • In reply to TampaxDouchansky:

    Sounds great. I'll bring the dick. We can make Cheese!

  • In reply to TampaxDouchansky:

    Must be Obama voters, ha.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Democrats/Republicans. Two sock puppets. Two masters. The Federal Reserve & the MIC.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    No Kidding Irish. I have no idea why the Obama zombies think you have to be a Bush lover or a republican lover just because you see Obama for the idiot that he is. Really sad that grown men are so easily manipulated and cannot think for themselves.

  • In reply to TampaxDouchansky:

    uhhhh What the Fuck is this? wow........real mature

  • In reply to TampaxDouchansky:

    Holding Brandon Manumaloser responsible for Clay Matthews is an absolute joke. Look at the bright side though, it's probably the fastest way to get that candyass quarterback of yours out of the game, which, by virtue of avoiding 4 picks, can only help your chances.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Oh yeah, and one more thing, I am a douche.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    This is kind of cool -- Peanut is the only non-pass rusher ranked in the Top 10 for FF (forced fumbles) since 2003 (his first year). He's #7:
    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/2738408,CST-SPT-bear23.article

    Heh, I liked the "The Matrix" comparison. That'd make an awesome nickname too, though I suppose he already has Peanut. Or perhaps even better, "Bullet Time"...

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    calling Cutler a candyass is like calling Aaron Rodgers a candyass. what a stupid fucking comment. not your best work Suck.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    that comment was worthy of a Yahoo message board

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    ha

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    new thread!

  • In reply to jeremy:

    dude who are you? foreal who the fuck are you?

  • On the shelf... I see how you did that Doc.

  • Im trying to but shit man one of them keeps using my handle.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    That's when the admin *should* get involved.

  • it's just getting creepy up there. My hunch was right anyway, they're one in the same troll. So over it.

  • I do believe in Martz and he will make the adjustments to stop Clay Mathews. Once our pass game gets going they will be forced to drop him into coverage. just like the cowbitches did.

  • I fully expect Shaffer to be better this week. He went into the last game not expecting to play. Dude played good in relief last year, i expect the same from him this year.

    I think Martz is going to be dailing up the screens, draws and 3 step drops from the get go this week. VS the cowdicks he took the first few series to see how the line reacted, and it was ugly so he went to a gameplan that would negate the cowvaginal pass rush. We'll be doing this from snap 1 this week. Once the yellow balls of schmegma adjust to this and stop blitzing, thats when he goes back to his 7 step drops and deep routes.

    If we can limit micronut faggot haired Mathew's impact on the game we'll be in good shape. Unfortunately I'm not sure how we can do that. Mammalookaboobooday does not have the speed to keep up with that tinynut having roid taking piece of shit.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    limited DeMarcus Ware...now Clay Matthews? not jumping the gun, but let's see what he does against real competition...

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    exactly!

    up to now the Packers havent really played anyone. now its time for them to play a real team.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    In some ways I think this is the best chance for the Bears to win a big game, because I really doubt the ability of the team to stay healthy. We lost Williams and Pringles last game, probably lose one more this game.

    This team has some depth in certain spots, but secondary and O-Line are not one of them. Shaeffer did ok last year in the Minnesota game at the end of the year against a strong rush. That was a great game because we fucked the Vikes going into the playoffs and they lost home field, which may have cost them the NFC Championship game against the Saints.

    It's going to be a battle out there, Shaeffer is a big ox, he just needs to use his feet better.

  • It's true Doc, the gays love Obama.

  • LMAO!! best comeback ever.

  • don't worry Sdwat, Peppers is going to pull the delete trigger for us.

  • +1000

  • i decided to look at the last 2 games when the Bears and Packers faced off. I just don't see the supreme confidence of some of the pack fans for this game. The Bears simply gave the 1st game away with the 3 INT's in the first half, the fake punt?!?!?!?!?, Urlacher missing the whole 2nd half and Pisa missing the whole game. The Pack scores in the last minute of the game, the very last minute. The Pack does not dominate the 2nd game with the whole season to perfect the defense, they have the 1st game handed to them. Then the Bears go out and get Peppers, Martz, Urlacher, Pisa and a more disciplined Cutler, A healthy Forte and Taylor and playing at home. Prepare for an ass kicking. Knox, Hester and Forte are going to light up the night. Peppers is going to be a force to be reckoned with, Peanut is going to strip that shit and Urlacher, Briggs and Pisa will just continue to perform

  • Why does my name & avatar appear on everyone of The Big Cheesy's posts from the last 2 threads?

  • Agreed. Love his heart. That play is still etched in my mind years later, and perfectly showcased the force of will. It's been corroborated over and over with him playing through all the injuries throughout his career.

    He may not be an elite cover guy, but he's always been productive and a solid, physical tackler and Cover 2 guy. Yet he still has managed to make his share of #1 receivers over the years look bad...

  • Dave Wannstedt losing his shit as Pitt gets blown out.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Seriously. Is your software here that bad that someone can steal a name that easily? I never have & never would do that shit to someone. My last post on here was on the "audibles to a long snapper".

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Oh God, it's a double agent triple-threat conspiracy. I still maintain it's Noah behind all this shit ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It's obvious that shit bird The Big Cheesy is the one stealing names here. If you're too stupid to realize that then I don't know what to tell you.

    Packer fan or not, the dude is a fucking loser POS for stealing people's names.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Omiyale had a huge game at LT in place of Jordan Gross when he was w/Carolina. DeAngelo Williams rushed for like 150 yards, and Jonathan Stewart got another 75. The thing about Omiyale, is that he's by nature a finesse blocker. He's agile, but not mean, and doesn't relish run blocking. Carolina had him as a LT prospect only. To me, he looks more consistent at LT than Williams did, he just doesn't quite have the physical tools that Williams does. Shaffer is a RT all the way. Maybe ever a right guard at this point, but the series where I saw Shaffer at LT I almost covered my eyes. Noooot what you'd call an elite pass blocker Mr. Shaffer.

  • Nice NFL Network segment on Martz/Cutler and what you might see Monday night, from a (former) scout's perspective:

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/chicago-bears/09000d5d81ac6c8b/Scout-s-take-Capers-vs-Martz

  • In reply to 750mL:

    So does Ron Turner look at this video and just apologize for wasting our time? I respect Capers and Driver and Rodgers and guys like that but i am telling you right now we win this game. There is no doubt in my mind. That is not drinking kool aid, that is looking at the pros and cons of each team and the additions and subtractions that have happened to each team and i feel really fucking good.

  • In reply to 750mL:

    Thanks Michael. I'm still pinching myself, I can't believe these guys are our Bears. Cutler #1 rated QB in the league, bunch formations, creative and innovative OC? Us? Amazing when you look at what we've had in the past.

  • In reply to 750mL:

    (Real Fresno Talking) I wouldnt be so overconfident, cause the packers are no slouch. I say we win cause you know i say we always win, but this will be a hard fought game. From what I know the Rodgers passing game hasnt been to shabby lately, yea the bills it showed but it was the Bills. I hope we knock the running game early and force them to Pass. I like the way our DB's are playing right now. DaBEARS! we win by 3

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Fresno and fake Fresno you know as well as i do that the Packers are fucked. Can't wait for Monday.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I'm calling a stress free victory Fresno. Maybe not a blow out but very doable. Last year the Queens beat them by 12, the Bucs beat em by 10 and there were 2 other losses by 7 pts and a 1 pt loss to the Steelers. I can absolutely see them losing to us by 10 pts.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    (Real Fresno talking) Fuck it im in, if you guys are that confident then im in the same boat with ya.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    nah, the Bills suck. Matt Moore could look good against the Bills.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I'm not buying into Omelette at LT until he consistently has good games there. Remember that Mike Tice - who has forgotten more about football than any of us will ever know - said that Kevin Shaffer graded out as the second best Bear lineman and has consistently shown himself to be a serviceable RT in the NFL. Omelette has never done *shit* apart from look bad, last week excepted. Maybe Omelette can only play LT the way Shaffer can only play RT, but the jury is out. The line still sucks at blocking.

  • indeed

  • My point is max and cheesy are gay. Also, it's rather funny that if one makes fun of or criticizes the empty suit Obama, they have to be a Bush lover. Why would that be?

  • +1
    not cool at all. I mean if we can't even post football opinions on *their* sites ...

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