Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys
WE need a run game but damn, that was a good win.
Now that was a fun day. Never really been impressed with Romo (All started with the FG muff vs. Seattle in the playoffs) Nice to get a little recognition from the talking heads too.
BIG WEEK BEARS <<>>>
BEAR THE HELL DOWN!
perfect Jeff...yes they have.....yes...they....have!
When is the last time the Bears defense AND offense showed up?
Even the COACHES had a great game.
Bear down they did indeed. Makes me proud.
shady...D & O...I think we may have to say 85'
We just took it to the team that a lot of people have picked to play in the Super Bowl this year. I am very proud of our boys and I thought that today's victory was achieved because of a complete team effort in all phases. Josh Moore, great game Son. You played your ass off today.
So did Charles Tillman.
Yup, Peanut got the strip when Moore held his guy up. I was screaming all day for someone to give a help out with Austin .... then who do I see all over him in the endzone 50/60 yards downfield but Urlacher! Way to go Cap'n ! Anyone get a sighting of Tommie Harris by the way, didn'rt hear him get his name called out - hope that's because he was being double-teamed all day. Anyone check out the tape yet?
Couple random thoughts:
* No way in hell does Angelo get any kind of pass. You get 7-10 picks a year, guarantees some are going to work out. The guy is a TERRIBLE GM. Just pathetic, terrible, and disgusting. Guy needs to go.
* But I am with you Phil that lovie can stick around to babysit the scrubs next year, ONLY if he lets the real coaches coach like he did today. The second that robot starts making decisions we wind up with what we had in week 1.
* Chris Williams just ain
Jeff said something that I had to chew on and swallow MB. Lovie is our coach and until he's not, maybe we should just accept it, for this year anyhow. I personally think the 4th and 1 last week was a horrible call, "BUT" the shitty execution and turnovers were on the players. The Defense on the last last drive? Not sure what was going on then. I can't believe our DB's were blameless on the near TD.
And I have Trac. Like I said, as long as he lets the real coaches coach, he can stand on the sidelines and stare at whateverthefuck he wants. I'll even buy him a floTV player.
As for Angelo, I have one word for that termite... GIT!!!!
Irish, do you think angelo should get a pass and a gift basket from us all after two wins?
Again, I will not back off my criticisms of those two no matter how well this squad plays. That
Ah, Jerry. Here I go. forgive me.
I think I've laid out my stall pretty clearly on Jerry Angelo, MB. I believe him to be the spawn of Satan sent down here to personally curse my beloved Bears, he is the very loin of Lucifer himself and I want him to die. Horribly. Hate is not strong in my heart per se, but Angelo is in the same room as George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice and all those good people.
Nothing gives Jerry a pass. Not now, not ever. Not the Cutler trade (my mother could have done that trade) and again, it was Kyle Orton who got us Cutler, not Jerry Angelo. Kyle, Jason Campbell, and the other availables were so bad I can't remember them. A no brainer. Lovie's a brain donor, but I can live with him. He's a flatliner, totally. We can turn the ball over in the most retarded way known to man, and you wouldn't know it by looking at him on the sideline. He'd look like he was just waiting for the bus or trying to add two single digit numbers together. Whatever. All he seems to be in control of these days is game management and his little red hankie. There's enough people around him to point out the gigantic stupid moments at the time, and he can have his hankie for all I care, let's him feel like he has some control over the team. It's not like our roster is that laden with talent that roster selection stretches him too much ....
But Angelo is forever at the side of the dark lord in my book. Anyone on this board could draft better than him and I'm being perfectly serious when I say that. It's almost as if his job is to sabotage the Bears, he's that bad. I can only imagine the reason he didn't make a play for Brandon Marshall was that he had no access to next year's picks? I'm not privy tot hat info, but I hope for the sake of his soul that that's the case.
Like you said, I support the players (the ones that aren't embarrassments), but not incompetent, evildoers like Jerry Angelo. Nuff said.
Okay, I'm going to clarify on my Angelo possible support statement. What I saw in that game was that it looked like we had better talent than I thought we had, and it occurred to me that maybe getting the good coaching that we've been waiting for will reveal that these guys are better than we gave credit for. Re: Cutler, Angelo gets credit not for wanting to do it, but for convincing the ownership to do it, no one ever thought that was possible. But would agree not a lot of credit for that one. But let's pretend the Bears go 19-0 this year (still possible folks!) - wouldn't you have to look back and give Angelo credit too since he put together the team?
Sure. Just tell me the players he has drafted that are still on that team.
Omlette looks horrific at LT. Shaeffer was a big step up at RT.
Chris Williams may officially go in the bust pile.
If we can only shore up Omlette's play, Martz has assembled weapon central. Knox went deep, Hester made a great TD grab and juke for a near TD, Forte has speed and pass catching and we lose none of it when Taylor comes in.
Manofmoolah might get benched, his help on the outside against Ware SUCKED. I thought he was supposed to be another OT out there. Put Dez out there and let Manofmoolah just run as FB.
Mark Anderson stunk it up, but Izzy brings the heat. Peppers forces double teams, Butter looked kinda soft, but Toeina makes his case out there.
The Bears need to shore up the Soldier Field turf and make it as fast a surface as they can into the winter. Because this team has speed at many spots.
Bennett looked much better than Shabba in the slot. Shabba might be best backing up Knox and Hester at the 1-2, and leave Bennett in there in that 3 spot. He's good at that. Glad we kept him over Iglasias who shouldn't have even made the practice squad.
All over your comments on Manof vs Dez. Put Dez in the game!
Harris looked soft, but we know that early in the season. If he brings his game late it will be a big help.
Toeaina had an excellent game I thought.
Bennett >>> Iglasias, and I like him over Shabba. Always have.
First up. Great win. Sweet as. I still maintain that Cutty is one of the best QBs in this league and has the potential to be the best.
No Way I'm bailing on Shabba after one bad game last week, his first as a Bear I might add - by the way, was he even playing last night? Hester made a nice couple of catches for us out there - as in a couple. He still sucks at route running and getting open and his return game is in the toilet. See him juke and jink in front of the goal line yesterday? Can't do that shit Devin. Piss or get off the pot. If we were to bail on our receivers after a single bad showing then Knox and Hester would have been dust long ago. Damn, even Miles Austin dropped about 100 yards of balls last night, so let's not airlock Shabba just yet ...
... which brings me to the next little shot of reality other than our non-existent O-line .....
Our secondary still sucks.
D.J. Moore had a nice showing, but let's put this all in perspective. Romo ripped us for about *374* yards and we showed little or no ability to shut down their go-to guy, Miles Austin. You could have had your mortgage on Austin being their main target yesterday and what did we do about it. Apart from Brian Urlacher's heroics at downfield coverage, not a whole lot. No one will run the rock at us this year if we stay healthy, but the world and his wife will shred us to pieces in the passing game. Hope Major gets well real soon. Chris Harris might lay the wood on occasion, but his coverage skills didn't improve overnight. And we're reeeeal lucky that the medical staff kept Witten out for a little ding he took on the turf.
Martz called a good game but our failure to pound the rock will cost us. We miss you Tofu and Mr. Unga ...
Great game. Really nice adjustments by Martz/Cutler. Campo didn't look so fucking smug after Olsen's TD. How 'bout that TD by Hester? Considering the OL was in total disarray early, we lost our LT and couldn't run the ball to save our lives, great passing attack!
Did you guys see Major get clipped on the punt return? Obvious as hell and never called. That's where he got hurt. Really weak effort by Maynard on the TD but I guess if you're counting on the punter, you're in trouble. Gould is money. I love that guy. His KO's are boomers this year. Oh yeah.
The old bend but don't break gives you a heart attack but it worked. Loved the hit by Harris on Williams. Loved it when Peanut punched the ball out of Williams' hands later. Nice hands by D.J.
The D totally shut down the run. Peppers didn't make many big plays but he kept Romo from settling in. Didn't see much from Tommie but I'm sure he had a hand in shutting down the run. LB's looked good.
Just gotta get the running game going and the ST's cranked up. 2 and fucking 0 !!!!!!!!! Woo-Hoo!
Nice hands by DJ indeed! I really like how he double- or triple-clutched at the ball to BE SURE HE CAUGHT IT before trying to run bacl the return. That is how you play football.
Props to Hester too on finishing the catch. Nice play, Devin.
I'm sorry but someone needs to tell Romo that with that hat on in the presser, he looked like a rather large penis with ears. Just sayin.
So, the bar is PACKED with Bears & Cowboy fans because the local broadcast slot Fox HAD to be filled with the Cardinals game (The local affiliate has no choice in the matter due to NFL rules which were tweaked to include Tucson, despite the fact that we are MORE than 90 miles away from Phoenix.).
One of the Cowboy faithful tried to say (loudly) that it was NOT roughing the passer on Cutler when that idiot referee finally called one after missing 2 other obvious ones. needless to say my rebuke, er, polite correction of him was even louder. Little was heard from his area thereafter.
The Bears have become fantasy football darlings because they score so much. Cutler is a hot QB to have in FF right now.
I am infinitely happier that Cutler is a hot QB to have in REAL football right now!
The Cowboys have launched over ONE HUNDRED passes during their 0-2 start.
Did you see Jerry Jones exhorting them on the sideline?
Too, bad, so sad, Jerra.
Al..I missed that...crap would of loved to seen it... hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeee
I believe the 'Pokes had just cut the lead to 7.
Oh, it was so precious, Lobo.
Bear the fuck down. Way to keep cutler from being horizontal, and it paid off! Good day in bear land.
Damn, did you see Moss' catch over Revis Island... one handed for the TD? Damn.... highlight reel.
JUst watched Randy Moss' TD... I hate him, but the man can play.
Loved seeing him toast Mr. Revis.
It is now official. Going 0-4 in preseason means absolutely nothing. I'm very glad Martz really was hiding our packages. Forgive me boys, I knew not what I was saying. Jeff, you were right... I was wrong and glad to have been so.
"Bears 27, Cowboys 24"
You NAILED it, Blogfather.
You predicted it, I didn't even have the "stones' to imagine it.
I am SOOOO going to enjoy listening the the Dallas radio broadcast of this game tomorrow on NFL Field Pass Audio. It will be so delicious.
Gotta figure this game makes the NFL REPLAY rotation again this week.
LOTS of Crow to be served up to the 'experts'. get in line boys, starting with EVERYBODY on the FOX crew.
Yo, Bears, don't you know you're SUPPOSED to be 0-2?
Yet another example of why we DON'T need sideline reporters:
Pam Oliver to Jay Cutler at the end of her on-field, post-game interview "...by the way, nice teeth."
Yo, Pam, does Jay get to reply with something like,
"Thanks Pam. By the way, nice 'rack'." ?
To paraphrase Dan Ackroyd "Pam, you ignorant slut."
Actually the score was 27-20. Close but no Cigar.
Close enough for me, Trac. Blogfather DOES get the Cigar.
I just wanted to comment so you'd feel Loved Albert.
So THAT'S what that fuzzy feeling was.
I thought it was heartburn.
I always hope/want the Bears to win and part of me always thinks that they can but frankly, I was a little shocked that they did. Other than that shaky beginning and the special teams gaffe, they really looked like a pro team. BTW, when was the last time anyone scored against the Bears on a kick off/punt return? I can't really remember...
They were the only team that didn't give up a KR TD last year.
Well, hopefully, they now have THAT crap out of their system.
And you had to LOVE the fact that it was Mr. Roy "Lookit-me-point- because-I-made-a-catch-for-a-first-down" Williams who GACKED UP the ball in the 4th quarter to help seal Dallas' fate!
What a lame-o.
lol. Yes, poetic justice to be sure
I believe that may have been my first ever reading of the verb 'To Gack' in printed media or otherwise, Al. Congratulations on the salubriousness of your lexicographical sponaneity sir.
too bad Martz won't get a promotion. Zing!
PERFECT question to ask that douche larry mayer.
BTW, Urlacher quietly had another strong game. I *so* much love seeing Brian back.
the year of for 54 did wonders. looks like the '06 model, bad back and neck all healed up. did you see him covering like an f-ing free safety deep in the endzone towards the end of the game?
I mentioned it to the people watching the game with me - who's that leaping for that overthrown ball at the back of the 'zone? Oh, that be Urlacher!
What?Where?How? .....what the hell happened here..was that our 2010 Bears? and they may have arrived,as I said on the previous thread with MB... Severely eating crow today blogfather..I bow to your mastery intellect. I believe that the adjustments that Martzy did...very nice! still suspect about our O-line..I won't let that bone go...again where are my two guards?
I liked the idea of giving Double Deuce space but need lanes for the running game..or bring in Chester Cheetah in to push it on 3and 1.
Watching Fox... doing hightlights... said NOTHING about the bears. Just talked about how sad the cowboys were to lose and then cut to romo's penis hat. Motherfuckers.
Didn't say dick about our D or Cutty's game. Pathetic.
Certainly, this does not surprise you?!
When we eek by the fudgies next Monday, they'll have to pay attention.
Not surprised at all, but still pisses me off to no end Dave.
I'm with you there. We beat the pack and all of a sudden it will be, "oh, yeah, uh... I knew the'd be good all along. I called it."
At least I can admit that through game two, the bears have proved me wrong and have done an incredibly job that makes me really proud. The oline and short yardage still needs major help, but man am I impressed so far.
The D almost has the looks of a Monster. It may happen - it just might.
"We (Fox) didn't pick the bears so that can't possibly be any good.".
Here's what I posted as the keys to us being Dallas:
But looking forward...I can't think of a way that the Bears beat the very motivated Cowgirls at their home opening this Sunday. IF the Lions made Cutler run for his life, imagine Ware and Co! Ideal conditions, however unlikely:
1) Oline MUST minimize pressure on Cutler. I'm realistic - I'm not asking for no sacks, but if they can keep it to 3 sacks or less, and avg pressure, I would see that as a victory.
2) We MUST score TDs. Lions with a backup QB may not score TDs, but Dallas will. We gotta find a way to score in the redzone, and not just settle for FGs.
3)Pressure and containment. We not only have to pressure on Romo, but must make sure he doensn't extend the play with his legs. If he starts scrambling and extending the play, that means that Manning and Harris will have to cover their zones/guys for longer, and that's a scary scenario to ponder.
4)We have to at least pretend to run the ball. If we can keep them honest on the run, then that may neutralize the pass rush, and open up play-action. Also, implementing a lot screen passes will have the same effect - and we happen to be really good with them, to bout.
5)Special teams must be special again. I wasn't impressed with Hester last week, or all last year, so maybe move Knox or Manning back there. We're gonna need that extra spark to quiet down that amped-up crowd, and nothing shuts a crowd up faster than a punt/kick return for a TD.
We have to do a lot of other obvious things, like win the turnover war or not commit stupid penalties, but IF we can do these 5 things, I think we have a chance. Hopefully, Dallas will self-destruct again, but I want to feel like we won a game, as opposed to simply not lose a game.
I posted something along the lines of
"I suppose it's too but to expect for Dallas to self-destruct the way they did last week."
Oh well, WRONG again, Albert!
Of course, te Cowboys had some HELP with those turnovers, no?
Miles Austin got absolutely TATOOED by Peanut on Moore's first INT and "Stripper" Tillman tomahawked that ball out of Roy Williams paws at the end.
So, Dorelle Revis' hammy forced him OUT of the Ravens game which the Jets promptly came back and won AFTER he was gone?
Way to go, "Island Boy"!
1)I'm not the only one who noticed that our Oline got better with Williams out - but it's hard to say if it was more due to his replacement, or Martz' genius adjustments...needless to say, this is still my number worry next week against the fudgepackers - can anyone say Matthews? 3-4?
2)We DID score - TOUCHDOWNS - holy shit! I thought I was dead and this must've been my version of heaven.
3)We DID put pressure. We didn't get a sack, which is always nice, but Peppers was so close to Tony Romo so many times, that he's probably gonna eat all his meals with out any pepper for a long time. Rodgers has an equally questionable Oline, and get's antsy like Romo when he has to start scrambling around. But Unlike Romo, Rodgers has more accuracy and better decision making, so we DEF need some sacks to get into his head.
4)Our run game, esp in short yardage is beginning to concern me. We did TRY running the ball, we just weren't very successful at it. We did however implement the screenpass to great results. I'm so happy my blogs are being read by Martz lol
5)We actually were'nt that special in special teams, allowing a TD return for the first time in IDK how long. Hopefully, it was an exception to the usually excellently coached Toub gang. HOWEVER, Gould was Gold, as always. I can't tell u what a relief it is to have him. The only time I'm not anxious during a Bear's game is when Gould is getting ready to kick a field Goal.
We WON the turnover battle, big time - 06 bears deja vu? The only reason I even listed special teams being a must is cuz I didn't think we would have ZERO turnovers (who among us did?) and thought a good special teams play would equalize. Luckily, we didn't need to depend on SP, which is a weird feeling lol Dallas DID self-destruct again, missing that FG and committing stupid penalities that helped us win. BUT, we did win, and convincingly, so BEAR DOWN biatches.
PS FUCK ESPN, FUCK FOX, and kudos to Blogfather and BleacherReport for calling our win over the CowGirls! DA BEARS...
Aren't 1-4 kind of mandatory in any game? And our ST was more special needs than anything else....
so this clown ass Bears fan is on some "well...the Bears won, but they are capable of losing 4 in a row..." shit and called me a dumbass fan for being happy about today's win. man, some Bears fans KILL me
F-ck 'em. If they're griping at this point, having gone into Dallas and dropped 27 on them and walk out with a W, f-ck 'em.
They don't get it and won't get it.
Our linebackers look on point, the line started to gel, and Martz made some fantastic adjustments after the initial pounding that J-Cut took. Tearing through the Boys D like butter with those sharp 3-step drops was a thing of beauty - now THAT is no Ron Turner.
And they attacked the Dallas secondary DEEP over and over again at every opportunity...the screen game also got them back on their heels.
" now THAT is no Ron Turner."
Amen, Brother Mike!
Can you believe we are all saying "Adjustments" in the same sentences and phrases with the Bears?
I believe..I believe..I believe..praise Baby Jebus!!!! of course the favorite of all the jebuses!
That was indescribably great. I too am surrounded by Cowboys fans, haven't heard from any of them except one who texted me "I'm now going to shove a sharp object directly into my eyeball." I suggested he save it for Jason Garrett. They truly are a dreadfully coached team on the offensive side of the ball, a plethora of great running backs that they completely fail to use.
What a difference a real offensive coordinator makes for us, huh? Can you believe that we stuck with the rat bastard Ron Turner for so many years? The G word gets thrown around all the time about Martz, guess what, I think it's warranted. When we were watching the first few series and watching the abuse Jay was taking and then Bust Williams goes down and it's like, Katie bar the fucking door, how is Jay going to get out of here alive...
What does Martz do? Something WAAAYYYY different than anything Ron Turner used to do -
He WORKS ON THE FLY
Because he's a REAL FUCKING COORDINATOR!!!!
Last week I said that I'll forgive Martz the screwup on the goal line, as long as he learned from his mistake - well HE LEARNED FROM HIS MISTAKE, didn't he? Easy peasy Japanezy, play action throw it to Mr. Money, Matt Forte.
Lovie is still Lovie, but I like all the rest of the FHCC (Former Head Coaches Crew), including Marinelli who we can already see calls a leagues-better game than our HCINO Lovie (that's Head Coach In Name Only).
I swear I didn't even remember Butter was on the team until I saw him make a play - true story - I was thinking about Peppers and Izzy/Anderson and thinking Matt Big Toe and Adams might just be good enough on the inside - I DIDN'T EVEN REMEMBER HARRIS WAS ON THE TEAM - but damn do I love Julius Peppers, and we are STOUT against the run, FINALLY. Urlacher and Briggs? Fuggetaboutit. Ur, I'm so sorry for the things I said and thought about you, that you were over the hill, best days behind you, a bigger talker than player now, injuries have ruined you... Sorry Mr. Future HOF, you still got you plenty of life left in you! You look like a man on a mission!
The Bears D overall is playing MEAN right now. Playing like D of old. And we got a new young stud in the secondary, Mr. DJ Moore, welcome to the Chicago Bears Football Club sir! You rock!
I don't care if Lovie comes along for the ride, PLEASE just don't fuck it up for our Real Coaches!
And by the end of this season, maybe sooner, we may owe another apology to one Jerry Angelo - I kept hating you for not getting us real receivers, no offensive line (still haven't absolved you for that one) - well between Johnny Knox, Earl Bennett, DJ Moore, Matt Forte, you've made some good picks, and you've traded/picked up some key free agents - Cutler above all, Chester Taylor was genius, we're probably going to appreciate Shaeffer before it's over, Pisa... and hell, even Devin Hester looked like a real NFL receiver today, that was one incredible catch and according to Aikman, an equally good route...
TIME TO CELEBRATE! BEARS ARE 2-0 AND JUST BEAT MY MOST HATED TEAM!!!! AND QUEENS LOST AGAIN!!
THE WORLD IS OUR OYSTER TONIGHT!!!!!!!
LIFE IS GOOD!
BEAR THE FUCK DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Phil! GREAT to hear from you, guy!
Thank you Albert, sorry for not being a contributor for awhile, there're reasons I haven't been able to, but I'ma Bear the F Down now that its RealTime. Thanks to you for being a leader around here.
From Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News:
"The Cowboys on Sunday played with a lead for the first time this season. The sheer giddiness of those intoxicating 95 seconds overwhelmed them.
The Cowboys responded to the windfall of a 7-3 lead, on Dez Bryant's punt return late in the first quarter, with a truly hideous four-play stretch. The slapstick stretch included a dubious decision, a botched kickoff and a group brain-lock by the defense."
Doncha just LOVE it?
More from the Queens loss:
Trailing 14-10, Adrian Peterson STUFFED on 4th and goal at the 1 with just over 2 minutes to play!
According to some accounts, he got stuffed on 6 straight goal-to-go runs!
That goal line Forte play was a thing of beauty. They lined up heavy Jumbo in tight formation, then everyone criss-crossed shifted spread 4 wide which put Forte isolated one-on-one outside the numbers with no help.
Result: easy pitch and catch -- the safety on Forte played inside leverage, gave him a free release, and wasn't even looking at Forte until the snap (he was looking back at middle of the field, maybe trying to figure out what was going on/if the D adjusted properly, maybe unconvinced the play was going to Forte)... You can't ask for better than that!
You know, I can't quite describe how excited I am to have a RB (a RB!!) that can not only play but win a fade route. I think Forte would have won that ball even if Hamlin hadn't been distracted by the shifting/misdirection and/or chosen to honor only the inside breaking routes. I wonder how many really appreciate how few RBs can do this (even after he's shown it under Ron Turner), or what kind of weapon he can be for a truly creative play designer -- especially in the RZ.
BOOOOOMMMMMM!! 2-0. I like, I love it, I want some of it!
Queens 0-2. Cowboys 0-2. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Also a worthy stat no one has thrown out there yet. In two games, Da Bears have only gave up 56 rushing yards. Thats it!!! Are the Monsters of the Midway back??? So far, HELL YA!!! BEAR DOWN!
Yup, I was actually sitting next to a Dallas fan, a cool one, not an obnoxious one, and I he kept saying: "we tot 3 stud running backs - and an Oline that can't pass-block - we should be running it more" and I told him that the Bears have 3 stud linebackers, and I hope Dallas keeps trying to run, cuz that's not gonna work against us. I wonder how the pundits will twist that stat"...it was only detroit...it was only Dallas with 3 solid hbs and Olineman that can run-block''...
All i know is that what i seen today gave me one thing. I truly believe we can beat anybody if we play like we did today.
Jay cutler: complete different QB from last year. Begining of the game i thought we were gonna lose and he was gonna get killed cause of the pass rush. Jay kept his poise and carried our offense like a true Leader does.
Brian Urlacher: Our general is back! i seen him all over the field, commanding and conquering. Cowboys had good drives but because of his leadership he lifted his D to stop those good drives from reaching the endzone.
Coaches: What can i say? i havent said this in a long time but our coaches really showed there genius today. great adjustments and play calling.
DB: gave alot of yards but you know what they got the job done by creating FUMBLES and INT's. Tillman Jacked Austin.
Offense: Great solid play from everyone, we adpated and overcame our struggles. Oline got there shit together
Defense: BRILLIANT! PURE BRILLIANT! HARD CHICAGO BEAR HITTING!
Like I said we can beat any team!
Long time no smell, Dust ! Yep, our rusahing game looks solid because our front 7 is solid, but 374 yards in the air is not anything to scream about. Our secondary still sucks overall. Thank God for our front 7 though.
Not so sure MArtz is necessarily a genius from abandoning his 17 step drops and going to 3 step drops. With a shitty line like we have, 3 steps should be the maximum anyway, right? In fact our line is *so* shitty (Cutler got abused last night) we should almost exclusively be working out of the shotgun.
Anyone else concerned about Forte's knee? It seemed like once he decides which gap he's going thru, that's it, he can't jink to the side anymore. On more than one occasion there were holes for him to run through if he could skip laterally, which he didn't do. He could see 'em, but he didn't go though 'em. Worrying.
And more screens please Mike.
The best part about the Bears win was how Howie, Jimmy, GapTooth and Bradshaw went fucking apeshit on the Cowboys. You can tell they all hate the Bears and were just pissed as hell with Phillips and the Boys not being able to assemble a good game plan.
Instead of saying one good thing about the Bears, they just spent the whole segment banging on the Boys.
Wish I'd seen it. Must be awful un-American for an original franchise to beat America's (Expansion) Team
FU-ESPN-NFL Network-Pundints-FOX Sports..eat it we won they didn't END OF STORY! by the way I will say that Tom Waddle had a shit-grinning smile as Jamie Dukes had to try to explain how the CowTippers lost..! TW he's still a Bear.
I'll say it again. I want my Bears to be hungry through out the season. If we establish a playoff berth early on, then I'll tell all the nay sayer's to take a flying leap. Ha ha, I love me some Bears Football again.
I ask that between DJ and Hester, a moratorium on dissin' da' Smurfs be effective until a week from this coming Tuesday
Hungry like the Smurf made a tackle too.
But you know who is the new special team stud is? Iwuh. He's like a runaway car in there, smashing through walls and is a tackling monster.
Hester looked like a real NFL wideout today.
-1 on Albert In Tucson who called for an end to the "Hester as wideout experiment" this week.
...wasn't mocking you '85, the question was just a bit broad. Besides, couldn't help myself.
Like trac said, we bent but didn't break. We
OK, who had The Bears, Tampa, Miami and KANSAS CITY all at 2 and 0?
I mean BESIDES Nostradamus?
I was doing great with my picks, Lions and Fins plus the points and then the Seahawks layed a rotten egg. I almost took KC and then I chickened out. Oh well, the prizes probably aren't that great anyhow.
man, when I picked Tennessee -5 that should have been -5 turnovers. Bad Vince is back. Not picking them again. Totally blanked on NO at SF, must be the bet of the week apart from Chicago +7.
Williams wasn't out there long enough to really evaluate, but he always has trouble with leverage. Ware, Wimbeoly (In preseason) and other pass rushers who rely on speed and leverage run right by Williams - he has quick feet, long arms, and is big (which contributes to him not getting low enough), but he's got to dip his ass and swat/punch these guys - he doesn't. Everyone points to him shutting down Allen last year, but he doesn't really struggle as much against 4-3 ends - it's those 3-4 linebacker hybrids he sucks against.
I'm not exactly sure how you can teach a guy play with leverage...maybe they can surgically remove a few inches from his chins or something lol
According to this link, Wright still has not made a tackle in a Regular Season game.
Heard on the NFL Network:
Deon Sanders: "He's (Bernard Berrian) a #3. MAYBE a #2 but he's NOT a #1."
Well, welcome to the party, Primetime!
THIS blog knew THAT 3 years ago!
Im loving this. Exciting team to watch that's for sure. The D is back, and the mad martz O is fun as hell to watch.
The o line is teeeeerrrrrriiiibbbbllleeee. horrendous. Martz covers their asses with his playcalling. Can we give a 2nd round pick to SD for McNeil already??
do we have any draft picks left?
For the first time in a looong time, we have picks! But SD isn't going to deal McNeil - they rather keep him and get rid of Jackson, and they're asking for two draft picks for him, so I can only imagine what they would want for McNeil. We would have to send a 1st round pick more than likely, and I don' want to do that until absolutely necassary. IF by week 6 Cutler still has to dance like he's auditioning for Broadway, then maybe we make the trade...
Where's our fearless leader? Vigorously typing his next post or burning up the phone line trying to bag a big fish for his interview?
Boy, they didn't look too happy!!! They should be happy cause they make the big bucks. Also, not wearing a team hat is disrespectful Mr. Romo while doing team business. But then....maybe you think it's all about you, or maybe your ashamed to wear it....huh?
I have a fresh bag of crow, plucked and deboned, and ready to go.
Tastes gooooood doesn't it MBP? Shit, my favorite meal after today.
Baked it in a pie, bringing it with me to work tomorrow to serve to several coworkers.
digging on Wright's hammy...some others have said it was an illegal block to the back of his hammy..did anyone see it?
as for Williams....man I don't know what to say..ugh#!$#!$#!$! But Tice adjusted to the moment...Hats Off to the Coordinators for a game plan.
I cannot beleive I said both adjustments and Game Plan in the same sentence talking about out Coordinators (Bear Coordinators mind you)....I kind of like it!
It was on the punt return for a TD. Some guy clipped him. It was on the sideline and obvious as hell. Of course the refs didn't see it. Real cheap shot but when things are going 100 mph it happens.
Great game. Luvie still needs to be fired BUT Martz needs a raise!!!
1st and goal on the three a he PASSES TO FORTE!!! What no up the middle play?? THANK YOU MARTZ!
AWESOME HIT by Tillman as well to get the first turnover.
WOW..2-0! HELL YA!
What a crock of s**t from the 4-letter network writers: The Bears "pulled" out a win over "Big D" and it's a real setback for them to start 0-2. I guess I didn't watch the same game...I was always under the impression that when a team has the "Lead" for 3 quarters that they are outplaying the other team.. Those boys musta lost some big money in that game and are pissed about it! A**HOLES!!!!
I know lobo, isn't it great. Kinda got a trifacta today. Bears Won, Queens lost, Cowgirls lost. Yes all in all, a pretty good day by anyone's standards.
Hey Blogsters......Any word on Major Wright's hammy?
Anyone else notice KC is having an eerily similar start to their season. Good for Romeo Crennel. I really like him.
How can you not get a little romantic over a guy called Romeo? :-)
All you have to do is recall the bang-gp job he did in Cleveland and all the romance goes right out of it!
So after the emotion of that win and the bottle of Kool-aid drunk dry ... a little reality check before people book their Super Bowl seats.
* Our Offensive-line sucks big hairy ones, and CW is not who we thought he was or something is rotten in Denmark at the very least, ergo ...
* We have *no* run game and no fullbacks to pound the rock when we need one poxy yard. Playaction on all 3rd and 1s please.
* Matt Forte seems to have residual problems from his MCL problem, he can't seem to get lateral motion when hitting the gaps.
* Our secondary still sucks and leaves us vulnerable to any average QB with a good OL and at least one good receiver, because we regularly show that we can't shut down go-to receivers.
So we have a great front seven on D, can't stop the pass, can't run the ball, and have a great QB for as long as he remains alive. Cutler was only sacked once but I'd love to know how many times he was hit and knocked down. Anyone?
If (when) we beat the Fudgers next week we could easily go 9-0 before meeting the Dolphins in Dolphin land. And we know how *that* usually ends up ...
The Zen balance
Bears Avg 2.0 yards per rush for a total of 38 yards against Dallas. We need to fix that - but how? We've just lost our LT with a hammy (meaning he'll either be gone a good while or come back too soon and not be effective). We have no fullbacks.
We're the Bears. Pass on us at will please.
Romo said there was constant pressure from our front four and that they were really good. I think our linebackers are pretty good even if Romo didn't like to admit as much. I guess that means our front 7 are really good. We're pretty stacked at the tackle position.
The coming of Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears is like the ecstacy of honey-sweet drips onto my lips from the nips of Jessica Alba. Or y'know, from her lady parts.
P.S. I had Shabba starting on almost all of my FF teams. He was fit apparently, did anyone sight him?
Irish - why do you have to take a filthy dump all over our victory?
1. They were the only two who would take the gig besides some college unknowns Canada. Marinara was basically threatened with his job if he didn
Nice list Sweetness, and I will try to respond as optimistically as possible:
* Our O-line does suck, but Cutler can scrabble, and has showed that even Ware and Co can't make him throw int. And Martz has proven that he can call so many diff protection packages, that maybe Cutler can stay alive and even thrive.
* We do NOT have a run game. But we didn't have one last year. I'm not worried about the total yds, but more avg/carry, and again, we're one of the worst in the league. A FB will NOT help us, only a good draft and Tice will, so we gotta just hope our line can hold.
*Forte is fine. It's our O-line. We do, however, need a slasher/brutal runner. That's why we gave up that 7th rounder for next yr, unfortunately, he's on the IR.
* Secondary sucks, but objectively, EVERY secondary sucks. the Jets have Revis/Cromararte and a first round pick starting, and they Still couldn't win the Ravens. We got a decent secondary, as long as Manning/Harris can keep it up.
Our front 7 is number 1 against the run, which means that makes the O 1-dimensional, which means Harris and Peppers, much like Freeny and Mathis, will just rush a qb and make even a nickle cb int 2 passes...Packers, IMO don't have a better Oline than we do, so if they're "favored" to go the SB, why not us?
Fins won't win us again and pop the champagne like 85 - I guarantee that. If we're 9-0 by that time, Ditka, and the entire 85 team will be sideline to make sure that doesn't happen. Singlatary might even forfeit his duties that week lol
I actually feel a little bit better after reading that 85. A big fullback would be nice though, we need someone with some weight to bang it through there.
I saw at least twice in the game (including once in the RZ) they lined up Dez Clark as the lone back. He didn't carry it, but I have a feeling this may have been setting it up for him to do in the future. (In those 2 plays BTW, Hester got a bubble screen for 38 yards and Forte caught a fade for a TD.)
The secondary isn't strong, but don't read too much into the yardage #s. Most of that came in the 2nd half when the Bears went almost exclusively to bend-don't-break defense -- they let them hit the underneath throws between the 20s, didn't give up big plays, and even came up with a few big ones themselves. Will that bite them some weeks? Probably. But they showed they're capable of controlling the flow of the game, and play patiently and opportunistically. I prefer the dominant, attacking style too, like they did in the 1st half, but I understand the philosophy (as long as you have the players to do it well).
As for the OL, definitely a concern. Good news is they were thrown into about the most adverse situation possible -- vs dominant edge rusher, unrelenting blitzes, injured starter, and position shuffling -- and not only managed, but leveraged their weakness/Cowboys' strength to burn them. This is the power of good coaching, and knowing your personnel.
They adjusted first to a quick game, punished them on successive blitzes (and on the Cowboys refusal to switch to nickel packages and remain in their base 3-4) leading to the Olsen 39yd TD. Then the Cowboys dialed back the pressure, and Martz adjusted again mixing in deep drops (Knox 62yd bomb) with devastating hot reads vs pressure (Hester 38yd screen), and the line now gave him time -- I think Cutler only got hit twice after the 2nd possession. Bottom line, the line sucked vs all out pressure until the D had fear instilled in them. After that they performed on short and long drops. The fact that Martz/Tice got it together under the worst conditions gives me hope they can find ways in future games too. Maybe not every game, but enough (I hope).
This is also why I don't think the loss of CW improved the line, or that he's hopeless. That just forced the issue of making quick adjustments. It's still too early to make a final judgment on CW. Also, for this game at least, I think Omelette as you call him deserves a little respect (Kreutz gave him major props after the game).
If the Bears can keep proving they can beat all-out blitzes, and they can burn teams that pin back their ears with the screen game and inside runs, then that will change how DCs attack the OL and pocket. When defenses start respecting the hot reads, quick game, screen game, and containment breaking ability of the Bears O, that more than anything (I think) is what will make it possible for the OL to significantly elevate their play.
Good post Mike.
Oh, and then he sucks GB's dick with this (not that I dissagree with him one iota on Mathews btw):
"Can we just give second-year Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews the NFL defensive player of the year award now and be done with it? Matthews had his second three-sack performance of the season in Green Bay's rout of Buffalo, putting him on pace for 48 sacks. (I did the math)."
Oh I bet you did the math... will feverishly spakning it you wanker.
lastly, I just wanted to throw this out there since we're talking about hairboy...
Thorugh 2 games:
C.Mathews - 6 sacks (Yes, fucking 6)
J. Peppers - 1 (I don't know how many extra points he gets for almost decapitating Stafford and getting him out of the game, but it's not 5 sacks worth)
We can say that pep's getting doubled every play and he opens up other optys, but I bet Mathews is too. It's not enough of an excuse. We really need some more sacks/hits/hurries out of pep... he needs to be the monster we paid him to be... not just a disrupter that opens it up for the other guys.
You may say that's not fair... but I want a clay mathews out there man. You can't argue with 6 sacks in 2 games... and I didn't even list his tackles, hurries, etc...
the difference is that Clay plays in a 3-4 and Pep in a 4-3. if you're double teamed (then chipped) on almost EVERY play, what do you expect? and Pep almost got there a few times, but he was paid to create havoc in the backfield (and i think he's done a nice job of that so far). still early MB...chill
I get it FQ, just want to see him do more of what he did to stafford.
I gotta give Lovie credit for hiring Tice, Martz and Marinelli. Even though Martz and Marinelli were obvious hires, he still pulled the trigger. The flip side of that is he kept Turner and Houdini around way past their shelf life. Oh well. Not going to be negative when we're 2 and fucking 0!!!!!!
Nice post Johnny. That last one gave me tingles AND shivers all at once.
i've held off from commenting because i wanted to make sure i covered everything that i saw yesterday:
1. Martz and Cutler working together is a scary combo. I guess he wasn't kidding when he said that he was ecstatic to have a QB that could do everything that was asked of him in this offense.
2. Cutty throwing the ball away and avoiding the INT's was huge. Keep growing and maturing Jay, that was awesome to watch.
3. All Bennett does is catch passes. First game back and 5 catches for 25 yards. Obviously our possession reciever.
4. Omiyale stepped the fuck up after not playing Left Tackle for over a year. Schaeffer shat the bed at LT but Tice but that shit on lockdown immediately and made the switch. That is called ADJUSTMENT.
5. Homo did throw for 374 but we did not give up the big play and Miles Austin's 10 for 142 was almost meaningless in the context of what was going on in the game.
6. Peppers had good pressure but when he comes off the edge and forces QB's to step up in the pocket the pressure coming from the middle needs to be greater or else there is no benefit from that fast edge rush because the QB will just be able to step up into a lane and get rid of the rock.
7. Strong run defense from the front seven and solid tackling from the team resulted in no big plays from bad tackling.
8. The adjustment to the 1 and 2 step drops to shred the defense made the Cowboys adjust their level of rush pressure and then Martz comes right back to the 5 and 7 step drops like MBHPosse said
and Cutty drops it in deep...like Cavalarri deep. Brilliant coaching. Martz shifted the strategy, burned them with it, watched for them to adjust and when they did he went right back to the deeper drops. I was giddy. So was Jay.
9. Pringles did get hurt on that punt but even though he was clipped in the legs from behind i think he pulled the hammy right before that.
10. Urlacher looked strong in the middle AGAIN.
11. Devin Hester stepped up hard yesterday and showed why teams will have to respect him more and more as Martz finds ways to get him the ball in open space.
12. Joe Buck can eat my nuts. Peter King can eat my nuts. Don Banks can continue to secretly blow dudes. Seifert must be in utter agony right now. All of the pundits that called for Lions to run all over us, Suh to destroy Cutty, Romo to sodomize us with all of his offensive weapons, Ware, Ratliff and Spencer to shut us down, Cutler to throw millions of interceptions and be a bust, Urlacher to play so badly that he should retire, Peanut being so fragile that he wouldn't make it through the first game, and all of you other pieces of shit pessimist critics and trolls out there....you can all delicately cup my balls with your hands and accept my SLIGHTLY larger than average penis into your mouths and fellate me until i have completed the catch. That means you too Collingsworth! Let's keep it up boys and bring on the Pack!
Love #12 Johnny. You pretty much nailed it. I've got to give Aikman credit for being balanced. He said good things about both QB's but never went overboard for either. Joe Buck kept making excuses for Romo's picks. I never heard anyone say any of Cutler's picks last year came with an asterisk. The second one was a shitty pass behind Witten and Buck was still trying to blame it on Witten or the planets not aligning or some other bullshit.
Buck is not my favorite announcer.
well put. I'm laughing because of the way you said it.
From the end of Lovie's press conference: "This win, I think, put us a little closer to more people believing in us."
Okay, I know ya'll hate Lovie, but there is no way you can disagree with that!
As I live in Big D, deep in the heart of fucked up Texas, this is the 3rd greatest Bears win in my lifetime. They rank as follows:
2. NFC Championship against the Saints in '06(I was there in the endzone)
My thoughts(which I will be browbeating to all of the cowboys fans in my office and anyone else who will listen to an FU tomorrow):
1. Martz is a godsend. He's helped J-Cut execute, and find his guys, and utilizes the skills of our weapons better than anyone could have.
2. Peppers and Harris cause trouble, and Matty T and Izzy continue to capitalize.
3. This is the best the cover 2 has looked in half a decade, because we have the personnel and the pressure to execute it.
4. How on earth did our suspect line get BETTER when we lost Chris Williams? Keep it up Tice.
5. We beat down the team everyone thinks will play for it all in Feb! Also, the Queens are 0-2. Our games against GB will be the most telling thing all season.
I loved it today, BEAR DOWN!!!
Desperation is the greatest motivator for Genius Doc.
Matty..I'm not even going to wash my Navy Blue and Burnt Orange Bears Shirt today I plan on wearing it all week long here in the CowTipper region.I plan to tell all my Cowtipper friends that the stench you smell is from my shirt that came from the shit stains that the Cowtippers left after they got their ass-whooped!
I feel the exact same way. I went into this game catching soo much shit from pansy ass Cowboy fans, that enjoying the gloat this week is like Christmas.
some may even say it's the smell of VICTORY!!!!! hahaha
It so makes me smile to hear all that. Reminds me of 1985 when I had my chance to gloat. :-)
btw, cromartie kickin some ass for the jets today
And Tate *sliding* down as a WR?!?
Poor little Tommie coughs up the ball the first time he's sacked this year. Brady is good, but I think the most overrated QB of my lifetime.
3 rings and 50 TDs in a single season kind of gives him exemption from the over-rated tag. Now Peyton Manning being gifted his only SB and an outrageous MVP award and choking in more playoffs than any QB in memory on the other hand ....
FUCK!!!! Oakland didn't cover, so i lose. wow. went 2/3. ain't that a bitch
The line didn't really get better, but Martz wised up and went to 3 step drops. A great on-the-fly adjustment that neither Ron Turner nor Lovie Smith have the the smarts to make.
Too bad Mike Martz can't find a way to utilize a tight end, eh?
Ding! We have a winnah!
he even throws a lil kiss ass for the fans around the 1 minute mark.
i think lovie grew some balls with this game
I actually saw Lovie smile on the sideline. If I didn't see it live, I would have thought it was photoshopped.
From the Pioneer Press:
"Bernard Berrian is about as useful as a hood ornament."
Gee, ya think?
"Of Favre's three intercepted passes, two were intended for Berrian."
That was $16 million guaranteed well spent, wasn't it, Zygi?
Yeah but it was a smile like "wow the #2 bus to Riverside came 3 minutes early"
The "waiting for a bus" demeanor of Lovie is the most apt ever - thanks Irish - in my head (and words) it's always been "lizard sunning on a rock"
Mark Schlereth is a Richard. that is it...that is all.
Some small glimmer of hope for our O-line after the first series (and sans Williams):
Cowboys defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni was impressed.
"What Chicago does a great job of in my mind is mixing up the protections," he said. "They have a variety of protections, all sound, well-coached, well thought up. They did a good job of mixing them up and getting the (ball) out quickly. And then when they didn't get it out quickly, they did a good job of avoiding the rush, as this quarterback can do."
Martz and Tice!
Its been a long ass time since we won a game because we hit harder than the other team! I always hated the fact that out D scheme opened up the middle of the field. ALTHOUGH, if we let those receivers grab a pass in the middle of the field and WHAMOO! they are afraid (or unable) to catch a pass the rest of the evening, then they can run that package all they want. Great stuff, Bear football, Proud.
I dunno who was flinching more at the end, Romo or his receivers?
Harris put a f-cking HURT on Williams...and I swear, Peanut will make the HOF on his ability to strip the ball alone. There are better cover corners in the league but there is no one better at forcing fumbles.
And it couldn't have happened to a bigger douche than "I celebrate 8 yard catches like it was my birthday" Williams.
Roy, you're not the third best receiver on your team; give it a rest before our secondary kicks your ass again.
And this is priceless:
CP/AT YDS TD INT
B. Favre 22/36 225 0 3
Today is a good day.
MB..the only way it would of been more climatic..Fudgepackers to have lost also.
That's next week Lobo. ZING!
No, seriously... that's next week.
Ok, so after a quick drawers change....
btw, sorry for all the terrible grammar today... too excited to proof read or edit. Boo Yah!
I'm actually glad Romo lived to play another day. I'm hoping he helps us out by beating the Fudgers and Queens.
Oh MB, you forgot the "Fumbled in my own endzone for a miami touchdown!" THAT is the cherry on top of this particular Sundae/Sunday !
But right now, Jahvid best is the STEAL of the draft!
The Falcons scored 41 points but Tony Gonzales had none of them.
Olsen would have been a better choice at FF TE.
you mean dj moore? i don't think josh moore suited up today. but yeah - hell of a game for dj!!
Good point Bears. Yeah, who got hated the smurfs db's today? They sure hit hard. Ohh DJ Moore. MR. 5'9.
dj-josh? close, but no cigar.
I asked for that didn't I?
Of all the 0-2 teams, who do you think has the best change of going 0-3. Dallas at Houston or Queens vs Detwoit, I was really hoping they were playing someone else.
I do believe we got ripped for about 374 yards in the air though. Rodgers will have a field day. Just sayin' ...
What's they run for? 5?
Great game boys! It's officially Packer week.
One of the plays that stuck out to me was the missed opportunity by Josh Bullocks to knock Dez Bryant out of bounds on the punt return for a TD. ST needs to shore that shit up.
BEAR THE FU!@$#!@$K DOWN!!!!
Sd...savor it with a nice Hot Tot-tie brother to celebrate and it will help that hoarse throat..Kill two birds with one stone..hahahahahahahaha!
Ok guys, time to start looking at the nuts and bolts of today's game. We all saw what we like today, no turnovers, the ability to score when we needed to and a Defense that was laying the wood all afternoon. I still have some concerns but lets talk about Chris Williams. What is going on with him? Why did we look so bad while he was in the game? I'm looking for a blogger that can break it down for us. I definitely have more than a few questions in this area. Anyone?
here is my breakdown:
OT Chris Williams Sucks.
Fresno...nice simple and to the point! +1
Allow me to never question your knowledge and skill of the game again Fresno. Thank you for that succinct response. And lobo, don't encourage such sheer brilliance. This is why I love you guys.
Well done Fresno. That pretty much covers it... seriously.
Why did Romo throw for 374 yards?
To get to the other side?
MB's got you there 85.
Come on MB. Be for real. That is kinda bad. Good thing we had turnovers.
We got the turnovers on the way to 374 yds 85. Look at all the numbers the Brett girl used to put up on us when we were kicking his ass in GB. Teams normally don't like having to throw it 51 times like the pokes did today. I'm not worried about that stat. There's more than one way to skin a cat (or a Cowboy). I'm more concerned about our poor 3rd down conversion rate on offense. That needs to improve.
I will look at it that way then.
that's what happens when you make a team 1-dimensional. the run was non-existent (i want to say 1.9 yds. per carry)
Here's the thing, how did he shut out Jared Allen in the last game last season if he basically sucks? There might be more to the story there. Drugs? Struggling with his gayness? What?
Call me crazy, but is it possible we'll see Tice rotate CW and Omiyale depending on the base D of the opposition? Omiyale is a good 3 inches shorter than C-dub and as someone else pointed out earlier, should have a lower base against those 3-4 OLBs versus the Jared Allen-behemoths of the world. Shaffer seemed tremendously less comfortable at LT before they moved him. Assuming CW can get himself off the toilet by end of week, I would assume the politics dictate he'll start at LT again, but...it would be interesting to see. Matthews is even shorter and lighter than Ware.
Shaffer's a RT period, I don't think the guy has ever seen time at LT in his life. Whatever the hell is going on with CW (his back problems have recurred?), whether he's just too slow, whatever, he's better than Omelette. Asiata might just have the speed and leverage we need at LT, he wants it more than Williams or Omelette and has a mean streak in him. A good LT should be a nasty bastard and really want some, not some honors student who says his prayers every night because his mother brought him up that way. A good LT shouldn't have a mother. Asiata should be on that line. Omelette's only on there because Angelo traded for him. I'd bet my left nut that if our line went : Asiata/Garza/Kreutz/Louis/Shaffer, then we could at least run the damn ball more than a yard.
And our line didn't get better at all, Cutler just got rid of it quicker. Someone who has this game or any game taped, please look at Garza and Kreutz and see what's going on in the run game.
I disagree on Omiyale - of the guys who've rotated through tackle spots this year, he's gotten the most praise from Tice, Kreutz, and the others...and I don't think they're puffing him up for his own sake. He was also a FA pickup, not a trade acquisition, and pure FA's are the only thing JA has done remotely well.
Cutler got rid of it quicker predominately in that first TD series; after that, Martz started mixing back in five and seven step drops after they got shredded out of that soft zone, and yes, the O-line started holding their protections. Some of the free rushers off the edge were by design, which we're going to start having to live with when Martz is at the helm.
Don't underestimate the psychological effect of Olsen's TD. In my mind, that play as much as anything knocked the Dallas pass rush down a gear.
One of my favorite quotes from the sports pages: "Once Martz had him make quick dropbacks, Cutler shredded the blitz". When was the last time you heard a Bears quarterback called out for shredding blitzs. I love it. Oh and who said Martz ruined Kurt Warner this off season? Our team has finally staked thier claim for a winning season gents. I can't wait to see the Fudgers game Monday night.
I think it was some former Rams front office guy -- president, GM, owner? Anyway, someone who obviously was just bitter... (that Warner went on and eventually had success elsewhere while STL went into the toilet.)
IF they do implement such a strategy, and are successful at it - it would TOTALLY revolutionize LT position, the draft, and nearly every thing else. Can u imagine? Teams would no longer try to draft an all-encompassing LT that can do it all, which is as hard to find as a shut-back CB, but rather draft a Shorter Stouter LT for the 3-4 and a more classic LT for the 4-3...It would almost be the equivalent of having 2 diff HBs...BUT, if anyone can pull it off, it's Tice.
85...nice clear thought..It would be interesting, and give the opponent not just one coverage but two and keep them guessing.
Was that friggin fun or what? I was forced to watch the game DVR delayed again this week and just finished watching it. The first few minutes were very scary with Jay getting trampled on pretty much every play, but we just beat the crap out of the Cowboys in their shiny new temple. It really does not get much better than that.
Can you imagine how many points this team could score if we had an O-line? Yes, both Martz and Tice made adjustments today (what a concept) that helped a lot, but we need serious help there. Are we better off without Williams at LT? We sure were today. I think 85 has the right read on him.
The 2010 Chicago Bears are a fun team to watch. Mr. Cutler, you are every bit as great as many of us thought you were. Mr. Urlacher, my apologies for thinking badly of you. Mr. Hester, nice freaking catch. Mr. Moore, hope to see more of you in the future, great game today.
Thank you to all of the Chicago Bears today! I have not had so much fun since 2006. Now bring on the Packers and Bear the fuck Down!
We might actually score LESS points if we had a line but we'd probably compete for a Super Bowl - controlling time of possession and field position throughout. If you think about our line, we have no marquee players on it anymore, with Chris Williams as the only high draft pick and jury is solidly out on him thus far, Kreutz well past his expiration date. Our Oline in '06 was built around Kreutz when he was one of the best centers in the league and some savvy free agent pickups in Ruben Brown, Fred Miller and John Tait. The Oline in '85 was the result of drafting Oline with high picks and getting lucky on others - Keith Van Horne and Jay Covert were 1st rounders - Jay Hilgenberg was undrafted, Tom Thayer was 4th rounder and Mark Bortz was 8th rounder.
The strategy for this Oline at least got better (or busier?) last season with the pickup of Omiyale and Shaffer. So they're working on it. And coaching change is huge. What do you think is a bigger upgrade - Mike Martz for Ron Turner or Mike Tice for Harry Handstand? Hard to call.
Wondering the same thing Trac, was it just my eyes deceiving me or was he having problems before he went down?
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