Packers at Bears Game Preview

The Chicago Bears.  The Green Bay Packers.  Soldier Field.  Chicago, Illinois.  Monday night football.  Division on the line.  It just feels right.

YOUR PRETTY DARN GOOD 2010 CHICAGO BEARS
over
cheese
Why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?
  • I always like the Chicago Bears.
  • Let's get the bad out of the way first.  Look for Aaron Rodgers to move the ball through the air for somewhere between 300-350 yards.  Look for Jermichael Finley to exploit mismatches in the middle of the field for 8-10 catches.  They'll move the ball but I think they'll be limited when it comes to reach the end zone by their inability to get anything going on the ground.
  • I think the Bears are going to have a lot of success against these 3-4, blitz-heavy offenses.  If teams continue to come after Cutler with fifth and sixth attackers, Cutler will be able to pick and choose his quick toss targets and move the ball at will.
  • Last week the Chicago media was writing about Devin Hester's struggles at wide receiver and he turned in his finest game at the position.  This week they are writing about his struggles as a punt returner.  Watch out.
  • You have to think Devin Aromashodu's benching will light a fire, don't you?
  • If the Bears found a way to block the Cowboy onslaught Sunday, I'm confident they can find a way to block just about anything the league throws at them.  Even Clay Matthews.
  • The stats say that Packers have been weak against the run, allowing over five yards a carry.  But the stats are including the incalculable role of Michael Vick gaining 100 on them in Week One.  Nevertheless I think the Bears find their run game in the fourth quarter.
  • Someone on the Bears, not named Julius Peppers, registers multiple sacks.
  • There were reports from Dallas that there were more Bears fans in Cowboys Stadium than Cowboys fans.  (Thanks to Noah, we're hoping to pull the same feat in the Meadowlands next week.)  I expect Chicago to be a hellish place for an opponent Monday night.  Especially the Packers.

 Chicago Bears 31, Green Bay Packers 24

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  • BEARS 35, PECKERS 21.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    (Real Fresno Talking) FIRST! cmon Trac you know the tradition.

  • Bears 24 Douche's 17............ second!!!!

  • damn..I hate the Bears on Monday...Wife brings out the Sunday Honey-do list..and I can't get out of it...she know my Bears are not on....doh!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khSIYmTzt6U

  • Jeff, due to the fact that we are just waiting to gangbang the Packers running game i do agree that we will see Rodgers throw for 300 but i think i'm holding firm at that 300 number. They will run for 65 and 20 of that will be Rodgers.

    I see Forte and Taylor catching a couple of passes but I see Knox and Hester doing the real damage just like they did in both games last year. This year they will be even more effective.

    I see Clay Matthews with some QB pressure but no sacks. Martz and Cutler will adjust and the ass kicking will begin on the 3rd series.

    Hester will take a punt back for a TD. I also think crowd participation results in some false starts from Bulaga who will be scared as hell after giving up an early sack to Urlacher, Peppers or Izzy.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    +1 (Real Fresno Talking)

  • (Real Fresno Talking) Fuck man if you guys are that confident then Fuck it, im jumping in the same fucking boat to man. Bears 24-17

  • (Real Fresno Talking) I hope we pound the ball right down there throat, Run RUN RUN! and then hit them with some big over the top play action, oh yea! DaBEARS!

  • (Real Fresno Talking) I swear Mark Shlereth always goes against the Bears.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Thats because he's ugly and stupid.

  • I just saw a clip of a shotgun package on Bears Night Live on blitzing downs. Hester was the running back and running a flare route with a LB trying to cover him, hee hee, bring on the blitz and see what happens

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    There wasn't enough shotgun against the Cowpokes. The media jumped all aboard the Wasn't-martz-a-genius-for-adapting-so-quickly bandwagon. Bullshit. Well, it should either have kicked in a lot sooner - Cutler got walloped 7 times in 3 series ... or the guy should understand better that the O-line sucks and *started* the game with shorter drops, screens and shotgun formations. We're lucky Cutler is around this week. We should only be attempting to run after six consecutive pass plays and not get all macho trying to establish something that has no foundations. pass all day long. Mike cos that's the only way we can move the ball. Replace runs with screens and dumps.

    There will be blood.

    Bears 24 - Gangrene Gaylords 20

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Agreed Irish. Pass to set up the run.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Pass to set up the run...can't believe we're talking about the bears, but I totally agree.

    If I remember correctly, the Pack rank around 15th on rush d, so there will be lanes, if we catch them by surprise. I wish we had a better draw game, but at least we're great with screen passes. HOWEVER, I have a strange feeling that the Pack AREN'T gonna Blitz like everyone expects them to (esp after they see the Dallas tape).

    I have a strange feeling that the Pack are gonna try to surprise the Bears and play a lot of cover to force Cutler to make good decision, display good accuracy and limit the screen (not to mention the big plays down field from our speedsters).

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Following on from SD's post ...

    Media: In this offense, is throwing the ball away more important?
    Cutler: Than

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    That doesn't bother me Irish. Specially considering most of that yardage comes from us being ahead on the scoreboard and most of that yardage was given up top Miles Austin and Co. Stat's are stats though and I would much rather be hovering around the middle of the league in that department.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Other interesting responses in Cutler's comments :

    Q: Can you expose the Green Bay secondary?
    A: We

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Whatever, Irish. Your endless dissing of our receivers has grown beyond tiresome.

    Without "frakkin receivers", Cutler has the highest QB rating in the league (just a shade higher than Peyton, but way ahead of everyone else) and has averaged 0.9 yards more per attempt than anyone else. Someone is catching those passes.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Nevertheless, the impact of a VJack would be considerable. A guy who can go get the ball in traffic. Only Shabba and Olsen are jump ball threats, and Shabba is too easily displaced by an elbow in the ribs.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Olsen can't jump and has alligator arms, so that leaves only Shabba.

    Do you guys remember during the Cowboys game when Cutler threw up an erratic ball towards Earl Bennett in the endzone and was easily swatted down by the defender? Yea, that's what I think Irish is talking about when he says we need a big WR. A big WR would of hauled in that pass with ease, out leaping and out muscling the defender.

    Or what about Hesters acrobatic TD. A big WR wouldn't of had to make the same play on that ball, it would have been a easy TD grab, not some circus catch that he probably doesn't make 9/10.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Bottom line, the Bears have proven their offense can get it done with the guys we have. Once again, this season will hinge on whether or not our D can get it done. I'm specifically referring to our DB's and Cover schemes.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    +1

  • In reply to gpldan:

    And Shabba's in the shithouse ....

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    We got what we got. Now, lets move on with it.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Cutler has the highest rating in the league because he's probably the best in the league. it sure as hell isn't his WRs. Imagine what he'd do with a Brandon Marshall - in fact we don't have to - he went to the pro bowl already with that guy.

    Someone is catching those passes, but it ain't Hester. What has he got, 5 passes in two games? Our seven million dollars a year#1 WR? I can't believe all the hype over this guy after he makes one good catch. He's been invisible for 3 years. He's allergic to blocking (unlike Knox). I'll stop dissing them when they run good, clean routes and remember their playbooks. We don't have a go-to guy. Not one. Except maybe Forte.

    Remember Kyle Orton last year when he got the ball to Brandon Marshall 22 times or whatever? That was one game. That's about 5 games worth of catches for Devin Hester. Cutty needs a polished 6'4+ guy that can stretch the field, knows his playbook and run the routes. Not a bunch of kick returners and DBs. Neither Knox nor Hester are #1 guys, and that's fine, they serve a purpose as #2s. Now if we had a tall stud receiver, with Knox/Hester/Shabba/Bennett behind him -*that's* a roster. That's a team you go to war with and just wrestle that Lombardi away from the pretenders. Man, even Terrell would have been a huge help.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Has anyone else noticed that Cutler has 13 TD's and 2 INT's in his last 4 games? The kid is growing into a great QB the likes of which Chicago has never seen. Martz will help accelerate that growth.

    Irish - Cutler is going to be asked loaded questions for his entire tenure in Chicago. Reporters are looking for juicy answers that come off as arrogant or cocky or even pessimistic. It is such bullshit. He will give these stock answers because the questions are actually meant to create controversey and sell ad space.

    13TD's 2INT's

    If Cutler throws 1 INT or none on Monday we win. I just can't see Rodgers somehow jumping from 200 yards a game against us to 400 in one season when our defense has only gotten stronger.

    Having Bennett back is huge. I believe he caught 5 of 6 passes thrown his way. I'm looking for a nice 60yard effort from him Monday along with some highlight reel shit from Hester and Knox.

    Martz doesn't bullshit. He quietly pointed out that he likes receivers that can adapt to his scheme. DA is a valuable member of the receiving staff but would probably be better suited to the traditional West Coast offense. He will get his touches in this offense too but as long as Knox is blowing shit up and Hester is being paid millions i don't think you see DA as much. I still love the kid and think he will do a great job this year.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    +1

    Martz seems to prefer the TE when he needs the jump ball. Against the Girls, he went with Forte on a jump ball corner throw that the DB played so badly Forte didn't even have to try. That was pitch and catch and the easiest Bears touchdown I've seen in years.

    Bennett at the 3 is preferred. Martz wants his receivers in space, his scheme needs a guy who is moving when the ball is caught. If Bennett needs rest, I would expect to see Scrappy in there at 3. Scrappy will go across the middle no questions asked.

    Shabba may back up Hester at 1 when we see him. We may also see Forte at the 2 with Taylor in the backfield.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    wow, heh heh heh. looks like da bears fans are doing a little chest thumping after their two wins. everyone knows detroit was robbed of a touchdown in week one after out-playing chicago. week two was a fluke against a better dallas team on a downward spiral having a subpar game. da bears havent gone against a pass rush or a secondary like green bays, or as good an offense either. and trust me on this...the packer running game will improve. the packers have been playing beneath their ability so far. look for chicago to be emBEARassed.

  • In reply to locksnap:

    emBEARassed. HA! Good one! You're so damn clever, I wonder why you live in Wisconsin!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh, and by the way, the Pack doesn't have a wideout with anywhere near the athletic ability of Megatron, so good luck trying to make that play work for you.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hate to break it to you, but Greg Jennings is pretty good. Learn the game, dip shit.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Jennings > Johnson?

    Hahahahaha.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Aaron Rodgers + Greg Jennings >> Shaun Hill + Calvin Johnson

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ok, that video was in bad taste. I actually am sick and tired of these trolls that keep hanging around. Their posts have side tracked the last several threads and wrongly or rightly I have been making fun of them in an effort to get them to piss off. Jeff doesn't want to yank their accounts and I can either not even log on or try to have some laugh's at Cheesy or Suckatanksy's expense. Either way you approach it, the Blog has been hijacked.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I don't know HOW MANY TIMES I have to say "don't feed the #16s." The ONLY solution to trolls is to *totally* ignore them.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Sorry Dad.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Just ignore the crap on here. It goes away once the Packers game is over, ironically.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I guess Howard Beale is not mad as hell, and can take it some more....

    (Just kidding)

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    That it only takes one West Coast moron switching people's handles around to throw the blog into chaos is a sure sign that the whole Chicago NOW system of blogs was designed by fucking code monkeys who need an ass kicking.

    I'm almost at the point of setting up an Amazon server with PhpBB (google it) and bribing Blogfather to move to it. Almost.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    (Real Fresno Talking) +1. tell me about it fucking a man, now i gotta put real fresno talking before i write so you guys know its me. I remember dealing with this shit over at the old blog before we came to chicagonow.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Wow, this is hilarious and you're are totally messing with our heads big guy. You got any plans tonight? Didn't think so. You must need a job. I'll pay you to eat the pissed on urinal cake that I bought for the game.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    (Real Fresno Talking) Crown you talking to me?

  • In reply to Crowned:

    The pissed-on urinal cake. I like it. Not the urea-laden deodoriser, the reference.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I hear that. Guys - for programmers are *all* guys - that learned all of their programming in the Visual Object environment and never had to write 20 lines of code to draw a fucking dialog box, would shit themselves if they had to do anything in DOS yadaa yadda yadda. today's baby programmers are so lazy it makes me want to puke. I mean when I go to a fucking ATM machine and they haven't even got the error-handling covered, I despair. The Buffy generation - where everyone writes in TXT SPK OMG! .... vampires have feelings ..... everything is like so like whatever like OMG !!! I hate it. The age of ignorance is upon us the end is nigh. Rome is burning.

    Go Bears !!

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Along with the Bears' playoff hopes. Go Figure.

  • In reply to M830SD:

    when the Bears win is the packer season over? not by a long shot. It's a 16 game season woodchuck. Can't get too down about one game.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    That's true. But you can get down about 3 years of futility. Especially when the fleeting mirage of a pulse is dispelled.

  • In reply to M830SD:

    Nice big language bud. How long did you spelkl check this one? Your IQ must be off the charts.

  • In reply to M830SD:

    http://sports.break.com/the-ryan-grant-song-80-yards-and-1-td

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Can't wait to hear the "Rogers lost a tooth, song".

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    As the guy who lost Grant in League One, I want to say that is fucking awesome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    (Real Fresno Talking)NEW THREAD!

  • In reply to M830SD:

    i don't get down about futility in the past when it comes to football chuck, not when everything in my life comes up roses like it does

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    and apparently Cutler doesn't get down about the futility of the past either considering his impressive start out of the gate. Pretty Rodgers-esque huh?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Oh it will Jeff, oh it so will .....

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    This week it's my "Home Dawgs Special".

    And yes, I will continue pick against the Bears until they lose. Not that I'm superstitious or anything like that.

    Packers -3 @ Bears

    Pittsburgh -2.5 @ Tampa

    Cincy -3 @ Carolina.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    funny. da bears fans are more delusional than i thought. the windy city, haha. lotta bs. i will be back here after the pack emBEARasses da bears monday to see what kind of trash u talk then, but i doubt u will show up, lol.

  • In reply to locksnap:

    Win or lose, we'll be here sunshine. Now back to your cell, before you get your library privilege removed.

  • In reply to locksnap:

    All of you Bore fans must be drinking jet fuel this week. It's made you crazy. I can't wait to read all your whiney excuses Tuesday. The Bores get skinned on MNF. HERE'S TO ALL YOU FAT, RETARDED, SAUSAGE SUCKING, DRUNKEN, CRACK HEAD, FIBS. PACKERS 31 - BORES 14.

  • In reply to locksnap:

    WOW won win given to them by the officials and another against a team in total meltdown and all of a sudden the Bears are going to the Super Bowl. Folks the Bears bearly beat a very bad Detroit team, thanks to an unbelievably stupid call in the end zone. The ground can't cause a fumble in any area of the football field but the end zone, who made up that stupid rule. I believe that will be gone by next season. The Bears played very well against the Cowboys, but the Boys are having problems protecting the QB and Romo hasn't exactly looked great this season. I would calm down just a little bit. The Pack has a much better offensive line right now compared to last season and unless the defensive can put lots of pressure on Rodgers he is going to light up the Bears D-backs. If the Bears do lose I take it that by 8:00 a.m. Tuesday all the Bears fans will go from, were going to the Super Bowl, to we suck. Fickle, fickle fans.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Mannely about to break Mongo's record

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-spt-0926-around-town--20100925,0,4582839.column

  • In reply to gpldan:

    HAHAHA.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    6'4" 250 Suckatansky. What a tool.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKUnqSZDh0k

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Disturbing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Couldn't finish the vid..

  • In reply to Church:

    Watched 5 seconds. What the hell was that? Trac, you're like the ethics police on this blog and then you post some disturbing shit like that?

    As far as the shit talking, I'm on board. It's fun and it's Packers week. Gets me a little more pumped. I'll probably make a wager on the Bears to increase the excitement even more. Why not enjoy the banter. Don't read it if you're only looking for substance.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I have never professed to be the ethics police. All I have ever done is point out that there is another side to every argument. There is hypocrisy with ALL viewpoints. I admit that, do you? I just think it's disingenuous for a person to claim political rhetoric as truth because they say so. Right or Left. And for the record, Bush sucked as President for the most part, and so has Obama. I stopped looking at things through Democrat and Republican glasses a long time ago. You should try it sometime, it's quite liberating.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/934937/blame+it+on+the+black+guy/

    I wasn't talking politics, but it seems you're republican specs are on every time you initiate obama discussion.

    Anyways, let's stick with Bears talk. I appreciate your football fervor and knowledge Trac and your willingness to stay positive now that the season is here.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I didn't comment on your Obama plug the other day Crown. I'm watching you. Ha ha.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'll go with Chris Rock on this. If your mind is already made up on an issue - before you've *heard* it - then that's messed up. Left. Right. One extreme or the other. Hasn't it occurred to anyone over there that a *third* party might be a wise thing to have. I can't actually think of another country that only has *two* parties you can vote for.

    By the bye, Obama is the first 100% Wall Street backed President in the history of the USA. Danger Will Robinson. His first act as President? 'Requesting' that the Federal Reserve print 800 billion dollars out of thin air.

    And isn't anyone in the least bit concerned that the guy who was previously the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, is now the Secretary of the trea-(Politics police " Okay, break it up guys..")

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Left. Right. The middle is where everything is at.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Why not increase the fun with doubling it up on the Lions +10.5 there Crown?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I refuse to take the bears seriously

  • In reply to M830SD:

    I refuse to wear a slice of cheese on my head

  • In reply to Joseph:

    i refuse to marry a relative no matter if they are once removed or twice, especially if the weddin' is in the local gym and the Reverend is wearing a plaid shirt.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Even if her ass is perfectly heart shaped.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    which you wouldn't even know it was because of her ill fiting stonewashed mom jeans, sweater and turtleneck.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Hides the turkey neck. Gobble gobble.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I refuse to believe this.

  • In reply to M830SD:

    not bad

  • In reply to M830SD:

    Good comeback.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hi M8.

  • In reply to M830SD:

    Don't worry my little woodchuck, Peppers will take care of that for you

  • In reply to locksnap:

    Nobodys chest pumping you sack, it's called Packer week and this is a blog about the Chicago Bears, what do you expect the fans are gonna say? Detroit was getting throttled all game before Megabot forgot how to catch a ball in the endzone. And I wouldn't be suprised if the Lions beat the Packers anyways, in division games, anything can happen. And no, Dallas was out coached all game, that's why they lost. And no, you have Clay Aiken for a pass rush, I would take Dallas any day of the week over your front 7. Charles Woodson is good, but he was raped and burned several times by our WR last year, don't make me post the video. And no, your running game will not improve all year. The Pack is now a one dementional team and expect teams to completely figure them out by week 6. emBEARassed....wow, did you come up with that all by yourself you ass gypsie?

  • In reply to Joseph:

    The lions haven't won in lambeau in 18 years.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    So what? Their D-line is going to crumple your O-line. Can you stop their running game?

  • In reply to locksnap:

    I was one of the few who, at the time, said the Texans were smart to take Williams #1. The outcry over skipping Reggie Bush or Vince Young (Young especially) was incredible, with people calling the Texans every name in the book.

    But I saw Bush as more Eric Metcalf than Barry Sanders, and that has turned out to be exactly correct. Young - if he turned out to be half as good as Steve McNair it was going to be a miracle, but most looked at him and saw exactly that. Especially Texans.

    Williams has turned out to be a Peppers sized force in Texas. I think the Texans are going to mop the floor with the Cowboys, and are relishing the chance to do so. Another rivalry, which - not as old as Pack-Bears, in fact just a few years old, but is shaping up to be much better than any Oilers vs. Cowboys feud ever was.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2010-09-24-the-bell-tolls_N.htm

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My only concern with that game is the Texans secondary has been giving up over 400 yards a game passing the last two games. Is this the game the Cowboys get their offense in sync? I think so. But I still took the Texans at home in the work pool.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    The Texas can win running or throwing the rock. Very rare trait these days. I look to see a close game with the Texans pulling it out. The Bears have given the rest of the League the blue print on how to beat the Cowgirls.

    Go Bears.

  • In reply to locksnap:

    Waa waa waa, bla bla bla. Cheesehead drivel.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    (Real Fresno Talking) This guy is most likely Big Cheesy and or Suckatansky. Just ignore this fool.

  • In reply to locksnap:

    "+1000"

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Ok Private Pyle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAZI4ydY6R8

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    And somebody tell Clay Aiken to cut his fakking hair before the pack fans get any ideas

    http://www.displaycostume.com/store/files/images/large/273431.jpg

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    You know you are a Packers fan if:

    1. You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws.

    2. Multiple people in your family have died after saying "Hey, watch this."

    3. You wonder how service stations keep their restrooms so clean.

    4. You've glory holed at multiple "rest" stops

    5. You lit a match in the bathroom and your house exploded right off it's wheels.

    6. Cow tipping means something different to you.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    LOL! I'm not even going to ask about the different meanings of cow tipping..

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Damn Crown, you've been on a roll with this stuff! Keep it coming, my man.

  • In reply to locksnap:

    You're ugly. And most likely stupid. And you can't read good.

  • In reply to locksnap:

    We were also robbed of a touchdown as everyone conveniently ignores in the media. Jahvid Best didn't break the plane. So that's one part of your crappy argument in pieces.

    Our shutting down of the much vaunted Dallas running game, the media's darling of a super bowl pick, was a fluke? I thought it was the #1 run defense in the NFL.

    It's amazing how much fallacy can be squeezed into 7 lines.

    We haven't gone against a pass rush like the Packers? What was Demarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff et al ? What was Van den Bosch and Suh, if not pressure? Aren't you missing a DE or two this week by the way?

    The Packers running game will improve? Why? Because your backup RB gets his shot? Because your O-line sucks more than ours? We allow 28 yards a game on the ground so far, and we should be scared of a crappy line and a backup RB that hasn't exactly got your fans all excited judging by the message boards.

    And the pack have been playing poorly? Yeah, that's something to be scared of.
    Our house. Power shift in the division. Your ass is grass come Monday night. The whole nation gets to see it happen. Sweet.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    ESPN ran some stuff on the stats Culter has had the last 4 games...

  • In reply to animal:

    and Ive always hoped to see Bennett turn into that solid, tough-catch-over-the-middle, blocking, reliable guy. A Welker or at best a Hines Ward. A poor man's Hines Ward. He looks to be headed that way.

  • In reply to animal:

    the Texans gave up a lot of yards mostly because they had Indy playing from behind, and got into a shootout with the Skins. Those stats can be misleading.

  • In reply to animal:

    Avg QB rating 118 (only QB in the NFL to average over 100 in each of the last four games), 13 TDs, 2 INTs, 8.9 ypp, 300 ypg, 63.7% completions.

    Rodgers has thrown 6 TDs and 2 INTs, 65% comps and had a 73 rating in week one.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Well, let's temper that a little though, 2 of those last four games have been against the Detroit Lions and they have one of the worst most pieced together secondaries in the league. To me, this is Cutler's proving ground, if he can beat GBs secondary, I will drink the Cutler kool-aid.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    In defence of Jay Christopher, that last Lions game had Mr. Suh and Van Den Bosch on the line, so in 3 of the 4 games he's faced top D-lines and heavy pressure. He l;aso seems to be handling the 3-4 with nickel packages very well, considering his O-line aren't helping him out too often.

    But the main thing for me Monday is whether the truly terrible Omelette can suddenly find success at LT. Our franchise is having his blindside covered by Frank OMG for the entire game. Doesn't that *worry* anyone? Our season was over in week one last year. Touch wood it doesn't happen in week 3 this year.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    One has to love/hate the slippery slope that is the internet. You can be the toughguy/racist/homophobe/misogynist you don't have the courage to be in real life.

    I wish the blog could just go back to solid football discussion. It has kind of de-volved into a Yahoo message board. I don't get offended by the language, just the mediocrity of the stereotypical trolls that stop by.

    I wish you had to be accountable for the info that you post. The internet would be a safer place for our kids and the positive potential would actually be realized. I mean, i'd have to stop looking at hot asian cheerleader porn but i guess i could take up scrapbooking or something.

    Monday is almost here. The Crow is being braised in a dutch oven and will be served up and eaten by bears fans or packers fans. I personally have voiced my strong opinion that we will win because of various factors and will not eat crow because we won't lose. Not really a bold statement when you consider how the first game was given to the Pack last year and the improvements that have been made since then.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Lack of accountability for what one says is certainly not limited to the Internet. Just look at the past few Chief Executives of the United States, for example.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Cutler said Shabba was banged up. Maybe that's all it is and we're reading too much into it.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0924-bits-bears-chicago--20100923,0,7587010.story

    Basically martz says because Shabba doesn't know the slot he'll get fewer looks, he only plays outside .... so .... maybe play him outside there Mike ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It's just hit me like a bolt of lightning. Lovie's mission is to beat GB, right? Who's his best receiver? Shabba, right? Who does he basically bench and take out of the spotlight the week before the Packers game so that they don't enter him into the gameplan?

    Shabba-dabba-dooooo !

    Number one catch master against the Fudgers ... Devin Aromashodu

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Is it Monday yet!!! I love this game..Oldest and Biggest Rivalry.. Thanks SD for the links..

    I love that they say so much about how both teams HATE EACH OTHER!!!! SMASHMOUTH FOOTBALL boys and girls! two Titans going blow for blow..

    All we have to do is make our moments count..f!@%$$K the fudge-packers..just play our game..adjust (Martzy)(Tice)(JC) and lay some wood on rodgerdodger and watch our team go 3-0...crickey did I just put down 3-0..that really feels great to say!!!

    BEAR THE *F* DOWN!!!!!!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I don't give a crap how they win, JUST WIN BIG!!!!!

    Love the Bears, hate the Packers.

    LETS GO BEARS!!!!!

  • In reply to sjvl:

    I likey.

  • (Real Fresno Talking) Good links SD.

  • So, is he saying that Aromashodu had trouble learning the slot so Bennett gets the nod? Earlier in the week the rumor was DA had the dropsies and got the bench..

  • In reply to Church:

    Apparently, Aromashadu isn't comfortable playing slot, and Martz' plan is all about shifting, movement and surprise, so he's not about to handicap himself just to get Aromashadu some passes, which he may drop, and if he doesn't, he hasn't blocked well.

    In other words: Bennnett can play the slot, catch, and run-block...for now.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    I sure am glad the Bears kept Bennett. I like that guy - if some of his blocking habits rubbed off on Hester it would be nice.

  • Seems you and Tice were watching two different players re Shaffer, Jeff ...

  • Making excuses are we Max? What about Devin A's TD against Woodson? That one slip your mind? Hester and Knox both had TD against Woodson last year too against the old man. He's gonna get SHREDDED!! on Monday kid.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Aren't you happy the Packers paid old balls Woodson such an exorbent extension at age 33? 5 years, 55 mill. Smart plan Pack. Just keep thinking his game will never decline.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    WTF!!! Why the FUCK would someone steal another's name on a fucking blog?

    The Big Cheesy... You are nothing but a coward bitch. If I lived in that shit hole called The land of the fruits and nuts I would gladly meet up with you to smash your fucking face, but unfortunately(actually very fortunate)I don't live that shit hole state.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Are we having a bad day Maxxy Pad.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Naw... Just CAN'T STAND someone who jacks someone's name and posts under it. That's some serious coward shit & bitches who do that shit need to get their face literally smashed in. Fuck that bitch.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    We metaphorically smash your face in routinely, but it doesn't seem to make you piss off. So, I see your point.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    How about talking some football Maxie? How do you think it will go?

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Why the fuck are you even bringing last year, you dumb ass?

    Especially when you got swept. Use your fucking brain for once, dumb ass.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    It's The Big Cheesy jacking names, not me.

  • I think Johnny Jolly is facing 10 years in prison for possession of 200 grams of Codeine. He won't be intercepting any balls from Cutler this year.

  • There is a little bit of double-talk from the Bears on that "other four guys know all the positions" bit because Rasheeeed just did a thing after cuts saying that Martz let him only learn the slot position instead of knowing all of them which helped him have a good pre-season.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Rashied did say that, but he also said after getting comfortable in the slot, he then picked up the other positions.

  • i think jeff was referring to the bullshit posters that are trolling on the site. It is harder to talk shit once a game has been played and a result is on the table. For instance, i will have to eat some serious crow if we lose but if we win i expect admission of the loss with no excuses Rock. No excuses!

  • Jeff,

    Can you at least banish the cheesy guy, max (who are the same dude), and his fake Fresno handle. That's just not fair play and it's plain whack (to use a technical term)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    (Real Fresno Talking) but I think if he bans them, it will be just their usernames and they can easily just make a new name and be back. I dont care about these cheese dicks talking shit, but I hate when someone steals my handle and post stupid shit. Thats just uncalled for.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Yes, that's what I was talking about Fres. They can come on and smack talk as much as they want... stealing someone's handle is just super weak man. No need for that shit.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Good lord. Leave it to Packer fans to mess up a nice party.

    We're all sitting around, enjoy ourselves, talking football..then some 300 pound dude shows up to the party wearing Jean shorts (aka. Jorts) and a cutoff t shirt and fucks it all up.

    Next thing you know there's money missing off the table and your daughters knocked up. Ive seen it a thousand times.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Interesting read (second one down): http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ouch, Colledge is out? Bring on the rook! Bulaga is fucked. Correction....Rodgers is fucked.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    They're missing a DE or two also ...

    They might lose matthews if his hairstyle gets tangled up in Olsen's, although I guess there's some really good conditioning treatments by L'oreal on hand ...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here's a few places I want to see the Bears expose the Packers Monday:

    Left side of their offensive line. Peppers and Harris should do some damage. If they have the rookie Bulaga at left guard I want to see Tommie blow some shit up. Clifton is playing with a bad knee. Let's see Peppers show him why he should be sitting on the bench. If Clifton has to leave the game, Rodgers will be a world of hurt.

    The Packers secondary. I want to see Tramon Williams get exposed. He had a big pick last year, but it's time for payback. He can be burned. They also have a rookie starting at safety. He's gonna make some mistakes. And who's their nickel back? I think this week their secondary shows its weaknesses.

    Bears 23 Packers 16. I would prefer a blowout though, living in Wisconsin.

  • This seems to be coming from one lonely Wisconsinite who lives in his parent's shed and has to listen to them bang every night. Sounds something like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyWyzuw2uA4

  • In reply to Crowned:

    (Real Fresno Talking) haha OH CRAP!

  • You must be a spelling bee champ. You blew me away with insinuating, deceptively and pedestrian. Is this fun for you? When was the last time you got pussy or I guess dick in your case? I suggest you get off this site by tonight and go out and socialize, for your own well-being. I guess you get a pass if you're a teenager.

  • (Real Fresno Talking) Dude foreal give it a rest. Your username gives it away. Your an idiot, stop acting like kid. You wanna do that shit go to chuck e cheeses, but when you come here talk football and thats it. Stealing peoples handles is pathetic.

  • (Real Fresno Talking) Jeff come on bro you gotta do something about this guy with the username Jeremy. Its one thing to come on here and talk shit but to steal peoples handles is wrong.

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