Sunday Football Thread, or Go Lions!

Random NFL Thoughts For the Day

DET @ MIN
When do Bears fans and the Bears organization get credit for recognizing that Bernard Berrian was not worthy of a number one receiver's contract?

BUF @ NE
There's no fan base I feel worse for in sports than the Buffalo Bills.  They lost four straight Super Bowls and have been a door mat since. 

PIT @ TB
How often do you get knocked down to your fourth quarterback and still have an advantage at the quarterback position?  The Steelers and Chaz Batch do.

TEN @ NYG
For some reason, Tom Coughlin draws complaints like these from players:

"I just felt like we had too much down time, doing nothing," Rolle said. "Honestly I really felt that it carried over to the game. Of course you're supposed to relax before the game. But we got to Indy at 3 o'clock Saturday, so we had that entire day of doing nothing. Then we had the next day of sitting around, not doing too much." 

The Giants are one bad loss from an implosion.  And guess who's coming to town next week?

CLE @ BAL
Can you imagine looking at your schedule and seeing that you open with the Bucs and the Chiefs and then starting 0-2?  You are now Eric Mangini.   

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  • 1st!!

  • Let's see some humiliation for Narcissus!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Well, he DID throw 2 picks, SC. Penalties saved his butt from 2 other turnovers and The Queens rode AP to a win. Lions turnover pissed away all the moemntum of a 7-0 lead.

  • I hate waiting for monday night games! I love just waking up on my sunday and boom 10am the Bears are playing. Cant wait to see them play in their 1940's throwback jerseys.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I hear, you Fresno. I absolutely LOVE 10am starts.

    Bear games and Bloody Marys!

    I even hate it when the country goes back to Standard Time in November which moves early games to 11am start times here in "We don't need no STEENKIN' Daylight Savings Time" Arizona.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    It does seem rather odd to me, having lived no further West than the Central time zone. I'd rather watch football in the afternoon so that I can accomplish something (laundry, working out, etc) before I get potzed watching Da Bears.

    But the advantage of not having to stay up so late to watch the late games would make certain Monday, Tuesday, and possibly Friday mornings being a little easier on me at work.

  • Marcedes Lewis or Dustin Keller TE?
    Vernon Davis or John Carlson or Zach Miller TE?
    Fantasy!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    pick on from each question

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Wow. Realized I hadn't done my picks yet and got them in at five minutes to noon. Realized I hadn't checked the podcast to see if they conflict with one of the Blog Corleones picks and was racing through it to hear the picks with time running out. And finally realized that I live in the Eastern Time Zone and have an hour to pick still. Again. Wow. Just wow.

    And the Reverend's Rant was pure awesomeness.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I got NFL Rewind and will be watching every play many, many times to see what has been going on out there. It took me hours to get through the 1st half of the Lions game watching some plays 7, 8, 9 times and frame by frame to see what each player is doing from start to finish. I actually feel like I am watching the games for the 1st time ever instead of just darting my eyes around everywhere trying to see as much as possible. I will have the the rest watched hopefully early tonight.

    Disclaimer:(OCD people shouldn't get NFL Rewind)

    Go Lions!!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    You really prefer Batch to Freeman? 0_o

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Alright Bretty Favruh, it's on like Ndamokong.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Narcissus stars in:

    A Boy Named Suh
    So Suh Me then
    Where did that Suh Suh train come from?
    He did a Matt Suh-EE on me
    I was scalped by the Suh
    Chop Suh! He!
    Walking on the Suhn
    Orton hears a Suh
    The Cow goes Suh

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Damn, where's the coach when you need him GP, you forgot...

    "Me Suh horny"

    (ok, so it's not a movie TITLE, but...)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    my fantasy fotball is looking like shit again. FUCK! I bench someone for playing like shit for two weeks and then today they show up WTF. and the people who were doin good these last two weeks are playing like shit..

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Don't sweat it Fresno. I just checked your box score. Barring huge let downs, your team should win the match easily.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I have two starting qb's. Vick and Flacco. Flacco is putting up good numbers again.

    I will trade each one for a RB. Starting good RB.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    let me see who i have 85. I will do it if I can spare one.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I just sent you a trade request 85.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Sent something back.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    ditto.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    MBHP -

    He needs Cutler and Forte to each put up about 26 fantasy points to beat me. I'm torn, I don't want to lose but if they put up those kind of points it certainly means we rolled the Pack like a hobo in the alley. And, of course, I'd rather have that...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I ended up with Cutler/Forte in 3 of my 4 leagues...and I need huge numbers from them in all 3.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Cutler is bound to be top 5 this year if he doesn't get injured and, y'know, remains alive.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Not after the points they put up today. And f**k Anquan Boldin for picking today to catch 3 TDs.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    No Irish, fuck Jerry Angelo for not picking Anqua Boldin to catch 3 TDs for us tomorrow night.

    Follow that logic?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I hate to say it but it sure looks like Singletary blew it when he went ballistic after getting blown out in week 1 by Seattle. I don't think a team can play for a coach that eats his young.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Singletary blew it when he let people convince him he was a Head Coach.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    OK, so someone tell me how our division was decided today or how the City of Detwoit feels better today? Jeff? Anybody?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    o Traaaaaaaaaaac.........

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Ha, FQ. You dirty dog. Just doesn't look like my day.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Yeah GP,

    IF, IF we can beat GB convincingly enough tomorrow (not for the media, fuck the media

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Totally MB. If /when we hammer GB, we can go 9-0. The Dolphins are the Dolphins and I sense a slip there, as always.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yeah, except the last time we played Miami undefeated, they beat us.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Oh, and btw

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Exactly what I was thinking earlier today MB. No worries mate, we will be the only unbeaten team left in the NFC tomorrow night around 10 pm ET tomorrow.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'm crossing my fingers Trac

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    No question we pound those pussies. I've got my nards AND my johnson on this win.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not even a PS3 with the new Ace Combat game thingy ... ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    oh, uuuhhh... yeah, that too Irish.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    OH, those FUNNY Oakland Raidas!

    The "Polish Cannon" missed a game-winner from 32 yards!

    Apparently, "Janikowski" is Polish for "Junk this kicker".

    And hey, Sean Peyton, maybe you should have run the ball and centered it instead of KICKING ON FIRST DOWN from one of the hash marks in the O.T?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Damn, Kansas City are the real thing. Big sleeper in the AFC. Can we have Tamba Hali please? Gotta love an LB whose hometown is Gbanga.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'd like to buy a vowel please, Pat.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Both of these QB's can throw it all over the field all night long. I know the Secondary and O-line will need big games but I think it will really come down to who can cause the opposing QB the most chaos. Don't give Rodgers time to throw downfield and we will have a lot less chance of getting burned by the big play. I think we have the advantage if pressure is equal from both teams. Jay can throw a beautiful ball on the run and off of one foot.

    Saints lost again. Philly worries me a bit with Vick adding his dimension to the Offense. Atlanta will be scrappy. I think Dallas will be up and down all season. We basically have to beat out Minnesota and 1 of the 2 teams above that don't win their Division to make the playoffs. What a huge game. We win this and we are in outstanding shape moving forward.

    Regardless of the outcome tomorrow, I feel a lot of the games on the schedule look much more winnable than they did a few weeks ago and I really feel good about our chances of being right there at the end of the season pushing for the playoffs.

    And yes I am doing keg stands of Kool-Aid between bites of crow.

    IT'S PACKER WEEK!!! ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!!! IN SOLDIER FIELD!!

    If this doesn't get your heart pounding, you're barely alive!!!

    BEAR DOWN!!! BEAR DOWN!!! BEAR DOWN!!!

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    +, like... a whole lot.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Peter King at his viking fellating finest:

    "Minnesota and Dallas save themselves. I wouldn't have pronounced either team dead with a third consecutive loss, but both won impressively, reinforcing that they're still serious playoff contenders. The Cowboys completely outplayed the Texans. Tony Romo got Roy Williams involved for the first time in forever. With five catches for 117 yards, Williams had his most important game as a Cowboy.

    As for the Vikings, Peterson was back to his dominant self -- 23 carries, 160 yards, two touchdowns. So far this year, he's had 83 touches with zero fumbles, proving his work on the fumbling problem -- he had nine in the regular- and postseason last year -- is working. "I just keep the ball high and tight,'' he told me last night. "It comes natural now because I did it for so long in the offseason. Now, I just play the game. It's not in my mind.''

    I'm not a fan of the early bye, but Peterson is. He'll go home to Texas, "relax, see my family and go to the Oklahoma-Texas game.'' As for the coaches, they'll examine the right mix for the offense. Sunday's against Detroit looked good to me while Brett Favre continues to adjust to life without Sidney Rice -- and, now, without Vincent Jackson. "We had 185 yards passing and 183 rushing,'' coach Brad Childress said. "that's good, but we've got to throw it better, and we will throw it better. We may not know exactly what kind of offense we have 'til Week 8 or 10.''

    After beating the Lions, the queens are once again a playoff team??? What???

    Oh, and he puts aaron rogers and clay Mathews on his MVP watch before they even play this week!?!? This man is a turd:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oooh, the Texas-Oklahoma game, AP? Also known as this year's OVERRATED BOWL!

    +1 on "Let's name the MVP in week 3!", MB.

    Does no one remember how Denver STARTED last season so well and then crashed & burned?

    Why don't we just award the AFC title to K.C?

    Peter King will need to IMPROVE MIGHTILY just to qualify as "Bad".

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    More Peter King...

    "I'm not a fan of the early bye..."

    THAT surprises me, Peter, since EVERY week seems top be a BYE week for you.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Good one, Al.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    They don't call him Peter for nothing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ha, Al... I knew that posting about fatboy PK would draw out your A game.

    He did rank us at #5, this week... but he's playing his cards close to his manboobs... until we beat the pack tonight. Then, in next week's column, he'll be the biggest bears cheerleader.

    I have one word for you Peter.... Hack.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If we shut down Clay Matthews then even I jumped the gun. But Clay has had 6 sacks so far. That is great.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't think King hates the Bears. He just has a man crush on Favre and whatever teams he played on. I've got no problem with him slobbering over Rodgers or Mathews. Rodgers has played at a high level ever since he took over and Mathews is on a hot streak. Once a player gets anointed as "THE" guy, the press all fall in line and have a gush fest.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    First the article:

    "Until MNF, Jay Cutler is a mirage; He looks improved, and less risky, but tape analysis and metrics don't back it up.

    One of Bill James' maxims is that hitting is a skill that cannot be learned once a player has already made it it to the major leagues. He has penned numerous essays over the years showing that even in the instances when it looks like a player learned to hit after making it to The Show, it was really a matter of some set of circumstances (moving to a more favorable ballpark, etc.) that led to the statistical improvement. Hitting coaches can help improve certain segments of a batter's game -- but if the player can't hit the curveball before he gets to the pros, all the coaching in the world cannot help him correct that issue.

    Pro football has a few areas that probably fall under that "uncorrectable" category: quarterback accuracy and a receiver's pass-catching ability are the first that come to mind, but the one that might be the most potentially damaging to a team is a quarterback's risk-taking mentality.

    Take the case of Brett Favre. He had a long history of making insanely dangerous throws but decided to rein that in during his first season with the Minnesota Vikings. This effort helped him to tie for the lowest interception percentage in the league last season, but he still couldn't help throwing an incredibly risky pass in the NFC Championship Game that ended up costing the Vikings a chance at going to the Super Bowl. The risk-taking mentality was too ingrained for him to make a total change.

    Jay Cutler has a similar history in that he has always thrown caution to the wind and passes to the other team, but his play so far this year has been stellar. He has tossed only one interception in two games and his 121.2 passer rating is tops in the league.

    That performance leads to this question: Is this one of those rare times when a quarterback truly makes a change in his risk-taking philosophy, or is this just a mirage that will vaporize under pressure the way Favre's did? The tape and metrics from the Bears' first two contests offer differing opinions.

    Let's start with the positive side of the ledger. Cutler has always fared poorly in my bad-decision metric, which is a game tape review-based statistic that gauges how often a quarterback makes a mistake with the ball that leads either to a turnover or a near turnover (e.g., dropped interception, fumble recovered by the offense, etc.).

    Cutler's first two opponents, the Lions and Cowboys, have historically fared quite poorly in forcing the other team's passer to make bad decisions. His real litmus test will be the Green Bay defense.
    Cutler has always fared quite poorly in this metric, but so far this year I have graded him as making only one bad decision in 72 pass attempts. That equates to a 1.4 percent bad-decision rate, which is Peyton Manning-Tom Brady-esque territory. (Side note: The attempt total includes penalty plays and two-point conversion passes.)

    Another plus in Cutler's favor is that he is showing a penchant for throwing more passes away when the play doesn't develop as expected. In past years he would often try to force things, but his seven throwaway aerials this season are an indicator that this negative trait could be behind him.

    Those two segments are the good news.

    The bad news is that the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys, the Bears' first two opponents, have historically fared quite poorly in forcing the other team's passer to make bad decisions. The Lions had a 1.8 percent mark in this category in 2009 (28th-lowest in the league), and the Cowboys' 2.1 percent mark was 19th in the NFL. Cutler's 1.4 percent mark is not that much lower than one would expect him to post against teams with those kinds of forced bad-decision rates.

    The caveat here is that the Lions did force Michael Vick into five bad decisions in their Week 2 contest against the Philadelphia Eagles, so Cutler's one bad decision against Detroit might be more impressive than it seems on its face.

    The true indicator as to whether this is a permanent sea change for Cutler could be on the way in the form of his next opponent. The Green Bay Packers will visit Soldier Field on Monday night; no team in the NFL does a better job of forcing bad decisions than the Green and Gold. Their 5.4 percent mark last season was easily the best in the league (it was 1.4 percent ahead of the second-place New York Jets) and the Packers are on almost exactly the same pace so far this year (5.3 percent).

    It also cannot be forgotten that Cutler did not fare well when facing Green Bay last year. He was 40-for-72 for 486 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions against the Pack, or a passer rating of 55.7.

    What these last few facts mean is that, for all of the kudos Cutler has been receiving so far this year, we won't really know if he has turned the corner until he faces the litmus test that is the Green Bay defense. If he passes the challenge, it is a strong indicator his good start was the real deal. If he fails, it probably means he hasn't truly kicked his poor risk-taking habits."

    Bio:

    K.C. Joyner, aka the Football Scientist, is a regular contributor to ESPN Insider. He also can be found on Twitter @kcjoynertfs and at his website. He is also the author of "Blindsided: Why the Left Tackle is Overrated and Other Contrarian Football Thoughts."
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    ok...now i thought about ripping this article apart, but...saw that the dude was called "the Football Scientist." laugh myself into a coma on the inside, wondered who gave him that gay ass nickname (and how i can slap the shit outta both of them), and now will proceed off to bed. good night and down w/ the fuckin' Cheeselogs. #BearDown

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    4 int's in one game, that's what skews the numbers, yet we still were within a fews plays to win the game. Excellent article, FQ, very interesting. I say Cutler fares better this year. And more importantly our defense plays better than either contest last year, that will determine this game.

    Very good game coming up I think.

    Bear down with your Greg Olsen hair down!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Yeah guaging the Lions from 2009 before they added Suh and Vandenbosch isn't very accurate IMO.

    And I have been appplauding Cutler's passes that throws away, almost as much as a completion. I think Jay actually feels like he doesn't have to win the games by himself this year and it has relaxed him from thinking that he needs a TD on every throw. Relaxed except for the running for his life part of course.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    So instead of the rookie replacing Clifton (bad knee) on the Packs O-line, he is replacing the guy on the other side so we get the Rook and the banged up knee in there. Come on D-Line, we need sacks, FF, Rodgers pulling big chunks of grass out of his helmet play after play as he stumbles back to his feet wondering what the number of that bus was that blasted him. Score 1 for us D. Shit score 2. Hester you too. I know you can. I remember.

    BEARS!!!!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    What's the saying? "lies, damn lies, and statistics"...I do appreciate the effort of trying to make football a bit more objective for analysis purposes, but in football, sometimes the ball literally just bounces the wrong/right way, and than all stats get thrown out the window.

    Another factor I'm surprised the scientist didn't mention: Cutler plays horribly at night - so add that to the heap.

    However, I do like the point that in moments of crisis, we revert back to our true nature, and it'd be interesting to see if Cutler has really changed (something Favre didn't do), or if indeed you can't teach an old dog new tricks. I thought the Dallas game showed that Cutler, under immense pressure in a make shift line, really did prove that he is indeed changed, but of course, the Pack game is going to be almost playoff in intensity, so it will be a great litmus test for Cutty, and the Bears in general. We get to find out what kind of team we have, and where our strength and weaknesses lie Monday -

    Gut check time. Bear down!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Harris has to show up. If he doesn't get a sack while Peppers get doubled all day, it's time to draft another DT. With Harris' history of injury amd lack-lustre performances, we may have to anyways, and I'm talking about a number 1 or 2nd round draft pick. The cover two depends on pressure by the front 4, and if we don't get it tomorrow, we lose (unless we force a few turnovers).

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    How about a real NT ? Like the guy that plays for the Dolphins - samoan type. He was throwing Mangold around like a rag doll yesterday.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Toeaina is Samoan. Maybe we already have the guy?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Bear Down!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    This is the same guy that predicted Cutler would remind us of Sexy Rexy. Obviously he doesn't like Cutler and is going to grind that axe until he looks brilliant or foolish. Cutler wasn't great last year but he didn't remind me of Rex.

    The guy at least puts in the effort to compile stats and tries to make a point with them. That's more effort than a lot of the sports "journalists". Having said that, I still think he's just one more guy trying to get attention by grinding on popular targets.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Wow - every single pundit picks against the Bears. Daaaaaamn.

    I can't find a tv talking head, maybe Ditka, that is going Bears tonight. I may just head down to Ditka's on 22nd an rt.83 and watch it there.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    lol! Yeah, like "I'm g'bang'a into next week!"

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Another holy sheite moment today... I knew the Skins weren't great, but getting the shit kicked out of them by the rams... by two TDs in Q1?!?!? Wow. Been an interesting season so far.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Albert-Haynesworth-I-am-not-a-slave?urn=nfl-272374

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    unbelievable

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Believe it johnny. "For the love of the game" is just a distant memory.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    It's time for John Madden to give Samurai a call and speak some sense into him. Passion is great but you have to keep your cool at the same time.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Buddy Ryan. Singletary. 'Stupid'. That's all I'm sayin'....

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yeah, Sammurai, it's not the media's fault you guys are 0-3.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Congrats to my man Patrick Mannelly on reaching an incredible milestone in Chicago Bears history:

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=7117

    Chicks dig the long snap.

  • In reply to Shady:

    how much coin does Mannelly make? What a nice career for him. He has been solid and dependable.

  • In reply to Shady:

    As much as I congrat Manelly for being solid for so many years - and I think the preseason has taught us all how underrated longsnappers can be, but I still think McMichael and Payton shouldn't have been passed. I forget if it was consecutive starts or just starts, but it would be nice for McMichael and Sweetness to still have it - Mannelly, to his credit, said something along the same line, saying that he's only a long snapper - cool guy - but maybe an asterisk? just a thought...

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    It's not about consecutive starts, just games player. And the alternative would have been for him to retire, and we certainly would not propose that, would we?

    But yeah, most of us no doubt agree about an asterisk.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I don't have a problem with anything Haynesworth said in that interview.

    * He was sold a false bill of goods.

    * He is indeed not a slave.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Anyone who made a $21 million bonus and then showed up fat (again) and out of shape (again) to play the game should shove his "slave" comment up his profoundly fat ass. You're right, Albert - you're not a slave - you're a fucking knucklehead. Go back to installing a ranch dressing dispenser in your Escalade and shut your fat fucking piehole.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ooohhh, ranch dressing dispenser... in an escalade. I think you might have something there MBP... and I hate that nasty shit (ranch dressing that is).

    I read some of the comments under the article

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think the statement was idiot, period. It is no surprise that when a person acts like an idiot, they often talk like an idiot. We are all slaves one way or another, but not all of us get paid millions to like like a King. Hmmm

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/2747740,CST-SPT-bear27.article

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No respect: Brian Urlacher doesn't mind that the Bears haven't gotten much credit for their 2-0 start.

    "Don't care," he said. "I'm not worried about it. We seem to play better as the underdog anyway.

    "Even if we win (against the Packers), we won't get the respect, so that would be real good. People will just keep picking against us, (but) we seem to play better in that role anyway."

    http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=411010

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    So, the 4-Letter's, Sal Palantonio, is interviewing Michael Vick after the Eagles' game and "Sal The Pal" has a HUGE smile on his face like he'd just won the lottery or gotten a mercy boink from Erin Andrews.

    Why didn't you just wear an Eagles' Jersey, Sal?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Maybe he bets on dogs.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    My opinion is the author of the article did a very good job of pointing out exactly why one could have a problem with Haynesworth's pea-brained remarks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Samurai might be available to replace Maranelli next year, because he's going to get his ass run from the Niners.

    Mikey, maybe it's because Crabtree isn't getting the damn ball. Think about it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Before Crabtree got there they were winning games. Look at their record before he could play and after.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You can't really WANT Singletary, can you?

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    yea agreed. if that's Samurai running the D, then no dice.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I loved Mike as a player. Fire and brimstone ... but nothing between the ears.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I was thinking about using that Buddy quote, but you beat me to it in an earlier message.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    yep...Trac talked all that shit in fantasy football. he was right about the spread (26 pts), but for the wrong team. here's to you Trac...the grandest ass whooping i've delivered in fantasy football so far. :-)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    My compliments FQ. I'll see you on the flipside.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    *tips hat in gentlemanly fashion*

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Of course.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Is this the third week the Bear's have not been picked to win a game? It is. Wow.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Id be worried if they do start picking us to win.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Just a reminder, the three fags on NFL Network (Billick, Theishole and Ducheyne) ... David haugh and Fred Bitchell all have the Packers. Anyone know who Rosendoom and Morrissey have got ?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    +1, Fresno.

    I repeat myself but, they always fare better "below the radar".

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    OK.

    First:

    We don't need anything close to last year's first packer game. INT fest and Urlacher & Pisa gone befiore the seats got warm.

    Second:

    We play Team QBs in our fantasy league.

    Green Bay is my starter.

    Philadelphia is my back-up who I did NOT play this week.

    Vick had a 3 TD pass, 1 TD rushing day which is HUGE in our very basic scoring league.

    I have a fantasy football knack for not playing the right guy SOOO, perhaps, Rodgers will realize he's my starter and choose tomorrow to be flatter than a pancake.

    BTW, Orange Julius, it's SACK time and I don't mean anything to do with sleeping.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Hope Peppers knocks Rodgers' eyes back into alignment.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Minnesota and Dallas BOTH get "off the Schnide".

    CRAP on CRACKER!

    Redskins lose to the Rams? Now that IS funny!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'd take him as a linebacker coach GPL, nothing above that pay grade ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'd LOVE to have him as our LBs coach. We have fucking babich.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like Mike, but we're 2-0 when we're expected to be 0-2, and we're number 1 on run defense, though bad at pass defense. In other words, Marinelli and Babich have earned the right for us to wait and see.

    Besides, Iron Mike is suited better for motivating younger players or players who half-ass it, and we don't have those type of players on our D - Peppers is supposed to be our "slouch" and I just read an article that claimed that thus far, he's been in like 91% of the plays - that's no slouch. Tommie Harris might be the only one who can benefit from a swift kick in the ass, but look how he responded to Sapp's criticism...Imagine Mike calling him out - Harris would prob end up in an insane asylum lol

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Someone like Singletary, with his current background, can only be HC or a position coach -- DC is a stretch. He's a motivator-type coach, not a scheme-type coach who built his chops through the ranks designing game plans, calling plays, designing plays, or coordinating teaching of multiple positions.

    I wouldn't call him stupid either. His philosophy is to win by cultivating deeper desire and hitting harder than the guy across from you -- an old school style.

    Also Babich may have failed as a DC, but he has extracted a lot out of his position group when he's been LB coach. He developed Briggs in his '04-'06 stint, and last year he got career years out of Hillenmeyer and Roach. Don't be so sure Singletary would do a better job.

  • In reply to 750mL:

    Gotta agree here. Babich was Peter Principle'd into infamy. As a linebacker coach I don't see much to complain about actually.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Oh and by the way, it's looking more and more like 8-8 or 9-7 may very well earn a playoff spot this year.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    NFC WEST? if so i was saying the same exact thing to my buddy today. Maybe even 7-9

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Hey, The Seahawks punked the Chargers.

    2 KO returns for TDs for leon Washington.

    Manly. VERY manly.

    I saw Cecil Turner do that for Da Bears once upon a time!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Well gents, very weird week so far. Very happy for KC, I know how their fans feel. I hope we can join them in the ranks of 3-0.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Well, i think we have finally seen one of Ed Hoculi's worst calls of his entire career which is quickly becoming a joke. Vikings are driving in the Lions redzone Brett Favre throws a swing pass and gets hit. The running back took a bad angle on his route so Brett's pass is actually 3 yards behind the line of scrimmage and is the most obvious fumble/live ball i have ever seen in the NFL. So naturally Hoculi calls the play dead and calls it an incomplete pass. The shitty part about it is that that Vandenbosch picks up the backwards lateral pass and has the entire field to run and score which would have put the Lions up 17-14. Instead the Vikings simply kick the field goal and the score is 17-10 in favor of Minny. The even shittier part about it is that the announcers mentioned it for about 2 seconds and just let it go. If that was the Bears we would have had references to the megatron non catch to deal with for the rest of the game and the rest of the season. What a fucking joke Hoculi is. Minnesota just scored again. fucking brutal.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Giants got rolled up on by the Titans. 4 personal fouls, three by the Giants OTs yanking the helmets off the opposition. Wait, check that 5 PFs.

    When the Giants walk back to the sideline some start screaming at Coughlin rather than the other way around. I have never seen a NFL team disintegrate like this on TV, and that includes brutal Raider teams of the 1990s that had no coaching to speak of.

    We play the Giants in NY next week, and we're facing a team with a locker room in complete disarray. The NY Press is going to go total apeshit over this ass kicking.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    We'll be 4-0, I love it.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    My son imformed me this morning that Steve "Mongo" McMichaels (#76 '85 Bears) opened a "Mongo's" Sports Bar and Grill 2 miles south of downtown Sandwich, Il on Main St. Opened up Labor Day weekend. Totally Bears memorbilia for the atmosphere as well as a couple other things. 2 Big projector srceens as well as 15 flat screen TV's. Said it was really nice and the food is really good. A bit pricey..but then what isn't any more!! (Ok I remember 20 cent drafts when I started drinking!) Suppose to have a tailgate parting before the game tomorrow night and also suppose to have a few of the 85 Bear's team members in attendance. I'm gonna find out who and I'll give a report Tuesday morning. O
    As far as the game tomorrow nite I feel we're pretty well evenly matched with the exception of the WR's. Mr. Driver is very good. So I feel it'll hinge on who's QB is still standing at the end of the game.
    Oh BTW, I did watch the 85 SB...man was it hard getting up the next morn to go drive a bomber with a huge head!

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    To borrow a phrase from ND40 - "Mongo's ...eat here... or I'll kill ya."

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    LOL. !
    +1 for referencing the best NFL football movie ever made, Irish!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Lions doing their best to keep the Vikes in the game. holding calls, phantom holding calls, dropped punts, missed field goals...your standard Lions fare.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Don't gloat FQ. There's still a lot of football left.

  • pretty damn funny

  • Bear down Max! And no booing please. Unless it's about a cheap shot by the Fudgies.

  • The OC eats the hatchet for Samurai Mike.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5621612&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines

    Maybe Crabtree will be worth something to my fantasy team after all.

  • Starting to booze already. Nice work Max! I predict a blackout by kickoff!

  • Even IF the bears do win, the pundits will simply spin it how GB lost the game. The "experts" will point out how GreenBay turned it over too much, and not say that the Bears forced the Turnovers. They say how the GB run game was ineffective, and not that the Bears stuffed the run. They will say how the GB secondary really is getting old, and not how the Bears WR blew past them. They'll say that GB played horrible on Special Teams, and not how our SP has been the best for a while. They'll give a little Kudos to Cutler for handling the pressure and not throwing interceptions, then in the same breath fart "But I still think the Packers will go the the SuperBowl"...

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