The Marriage of Mike & Jay

Something became apparent yesterday, as the Chicago Bears beat the Dallas Cowboys when every single human being in the football-knowledge picked them to lose.  The often cantankerous, ridiculously gifted quarterback and the mad scientist offensive coordinator are a match.  eHarmony couldn't have connected a better pair.  Jay Cutler and Mike Martz were made for each other.  They've found each other.  And they should stay together for a long, long time.

And what is there to stop them?  There is always the possibility that a resurgent Chicago Bears offense will usher Martz to the front of the coaches-in-waiting line.  But Martz may have burnt those bridges with his disastrous turn in St. Louis.  Martz is a football man, not necessarily a people man and head coaches have to worry about far more than the Xs and Os.  They have to be managers of others coaches, managers of players, conduits between the organization and the media (read: fans).  Martz is the guy who is gets on his knees and draws a play in the dirt with a broken bottle.  And not many do it better.  
Whatever becomes of this now-promising 2010 season, the Chicago Bears organization (whoever the hell that currently is) must start drafting a plan to keep Mike Martz for the long-term future, much the same way George Halas kept Buddy Ryan even through a head coaching change.  If the Bears ultimately have an unsuccessful 2010, the organization can go out and hire a defensive-minded head coach (Les Frazier, Rob Ryan) and maintain the consistency on the offensive side of the ball.  Give Martz a couple offensive lineman and a big-target wide receiver and you will see - without question - the greatest offense in the history of the organization.
And I don't think this is overreacting to two games.  There is genuine synergy on the field right now.  This is the real thing.  I just hope Halas Hall recognizes it.  
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  • First?

    Sweet...

  • Linemen, linemen, and more linemen. Adding receivers to force Dallas into putting more defensive backs was the only thing that saved Cutler from leaving Dallas in a body bag.

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    True. The Franchise was taking a scary beat-down early on yesterday.

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    there will be a couple coming out of Alabama (and the Bears need to take a serious look at them). that is ONLY if A.J. Green is already nabbed up (telling you...that kid is going to be a gamer..has all the skillset).

    the defense can wait (well wait longer than plugging offensive linemen in). replacements for Olin & Roberto need to be looked at HARD!!!! b/c although each of them have maybe a couple of years left, we need their heir apparents already working with MIke Tice and getting them good to go (provided J'Marcus Webb doesn't pan out...that fucker there is HUGE)!!!!

    o and Jeff...someone else to add to the long-term bucket is Mike Tice. how the hell we lucked up in getting him? i don't know and don't care. but i DO care about how we're going to keep him here so he can build a young, punishing offensive line for years to come. if Tice can do what he's done w/ this subpar unit (so far anyway), what will he do with talent on the line? scary thought....

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'm right behind you on that FQ, it's not the new additons we should be focusing on, but what exactly are the old guys doing for us. I realise Kreutz is our QB on the line so to speak, but if he ain't blocking people out of Cutler's face ....

    I'd be all for two linemen, a safety and a big receiver out of our first four picks. Possibly deal Hester to get a second rounder too.

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    looking at Kiper's big board and it's a heavy DE/QB/CB position in the 1st round. a couple of O-Lineman, so maybe 1 will slip. maybe the Bears can use this to leverage picks in the 2nd & 3rd round (something the Pats do an EXCELLENT job at). i wonder what JA and Ruskell are up to (b/c if the season goes the way it seems like it will, this will be a playoff team and the current regime will still be intact).

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    here's an article by McShay on prospective O-Lineman (kinda long, but McShay & Kiper are the best in the business in scouting talent):

    When evaluating offensive linemen, it is important to consider all aspects of their games -- pass protection, run blocking, awareness and toughness. As we finalize our initial 2011 draft board, here's how we rank the top offensive linemen by skill set. (Draft-eligible underclassmen are denoted with an asterisk.)

    An offensive lineman needs good instincts to anticipate double moves, twists, stunts and blitzes, and quick feet to get set in time. He has balance and body control in order to mirror and slide. He has lateral movement to shuffle back inside, long arms to keep separation and force pass-rushers wide, and a powerful punch to jar defenders and ruin their momentum.
    1. C Rodney Hudson, Florida State
    2. OT Nate Solder, Colorado
    3. OT Orlando Franklin, Miami
    4. OT Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
    5. OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College

    Run blocking
    Size and strength are important in order to match up in the "phone booth." An offensive lineman needs to be nasty and aggressive, and must possess adequate mobility to consistently get in position. He must take good first steps and angles on reach blocks. A wide frame allows tackles to engulf smaller defensive ends in the running game and a strong lower-body allows them to finish off their blocks.

    1. C Rodney Hudson, Florida State
    2. OT Orlando Franklin, Miami
    3. OT Nate Solder, Colorado
    4. OT Jason Pinkston, Pittsburgh
    5. OG Zach Hurd, Connecticut

    Awareness
    An offensive lineman must be tactical. He needs to study film, learn tendencies and transfer knowledge to the field. He has to understand blocking angles and how to use technique in order to overcome physical deficiencies. He must be able to pick up new assignments quickly. Versatility -- the ability to fill in at multiple positions along the line -- can add to an offensive lineman's value.

    1. C Rodney Hudson, Florida State
    2. OT Nate Solder, Colorado
    3. C Mike Pouncey, Florida
    4. OG Clint Boling, Georgia
    5. OT Jason Pinkston, Pittsburgh

    Toughness
    Size and wingspan are important in order to engulf defenders at the point of attack, as is explosive upper-body strength to jar defenders with an initial punch and sustain blocks once locked on. An offensive lineman needs a wide base to anchor versus bull rush in pass pro and strong legs to drive defenders off the line of scrimmage as a run-blocker.

    1. OT Orlando Franklin, Miami
    2. OG David Arkin, Missouri State
    3. OG Caleb Schlauderaff, Utah
    4. OT Matt Reynolds*, Brigham Young
    5. OG Carl Johnson, Florida

    ***and someone that i did not see on this list, but is on McShay's draftable list is DeMarcus Love (from my alma-mater Arkansas). he's by far the best O-Lineman on the team, started since his freshman year, and has experience blocking for a "franchise" QB in Ryan Mallet. scooping him in the 2nd or 3rd round could possibly be a steal.***

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    spit that knowledge FQ

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Rodgers is a formidable opponent. It is unfortunate that he must die and the hands of Peppers. Don't stray too far over the middle Donald/Greg/player whose ass will be kicked to be name later because HH isn't back there too drag you down after your catch anymore, Urlacher is back there and he is going to hit you like a cheap vegas skank.
    That is my technical analysis of the defensive scheme we will employ.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Concise and insightful observation, Johnny. I'll just go with "We'll mess their shit up good."

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'll take one of each thank you.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Wasn't that Center Mike Pouncey drafted this year already?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    no. that was his older brother (and he's in Pittsburg starting).

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Great win, and I think we'll beat the Pack, but we have to get more a pass rush to do so. Rodgers is not a choke-artist like Romo, and he will make us pay with touchdowns if we don't give him that much time. I hope Marinelli is scheming up something good.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    SUPERBOWL anyone?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    If the Bears make it back to Dallas in February, they might actually have an advantage by having played and won there yesterday.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    oh sweet jesus

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    I'm actually with the troll on this one Fresno.

    Let's see what happens next week and down the stretch before we pull our SB calls. One week at a time baby.

    Hey cheese, doing some pre-game scouting. I hear there are some great packers blogs out there, you should check them out.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1 MB

    Relax everyone. Breathing deeply now. Perceive.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Not without a running game, small, untrustworthy receivers, no offensive line and no secondary. Nope.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I kinda wish we would win every game. All the way to the superbowl.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Really? What a goofy thing for a fan to say...

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Yeah, who wants to win all the games.. seriously? lol

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Let me kick off the week with the following: Suckatansky, you are a Douche.

    So far Martz has exceeded my expectations, keep it up Mikey. Nelli, you Sir, have done a masterful job over the past two games, I'm proud to have you as our Defensive Co-ordinator. Lovie, if this year continues to go the way it is, I say God Bless you Sir and you may have another year. Jerry, please find some better scouts that travel to campus's other than Vandy, Appalachian State or Northwestern. Even though I don't like it, I know you will retain your position not because you deserve to, but because Ginny will forgive you if Da Bears make plenty of green this year. Please do us a favor and start looking NOW for a Stud Offensive Tackle, 2 pissed off angry ass guards, a FS over 5'10, and a shut down corner. Yeah I know, quite a wish list huh? If you put your mind to it Jerry, you can do it, you have to do it.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    And as Marques Colston just kept the Saints in the Niners game's dying seconds, Gruden said "And that's what a 6'4 receiver does for you ..."

    Not that we'd know man ...

    As Jeff pointed out above, give Martz a couple of road blockers and a big receiver and we'll roll over people. We'll be championship material in two years time ... but we'll need a new Mike by then ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I don't know Urlacher may have more time than we think. Singletary was a good MLB for 5 years after he lost a step. And after these first two games I think it is obvious #54 hasn't even reached that stage in his career.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'm totally willing to bet money that *if* Angelo was around next year, and I think he will be, he'll draft a DE or two and say "well they were the best oplayers ont he board yada yada ..."

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    Actually I read the Cowboys insisted on NOT going to nickel packages (I think they played with 4 DBs on all but 9 plays?).

    You're right though that spreading them out with empty formations was part of the solution. The other part was changing up the playcalling to quicks and hots that could break big plays off short throws. Once the Olsen TD hit, the Cowboys dialed back the pressure. Then Martz mixed up both short and deep drops, and the D never got off their heels.

    I should add the line stepped up with Tice and his on-the-fly protection adjustments (see my post 11 down or so).

  • In reply to 750mL:

    Yeah, I agree that the Olsen TD changed everything in that game.

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    After the adjustments, we looked so good in Dallas I was giggling, particularly on the 59-yarder to Knox after Troy and Joe were waxing on about how no team wants to get down in the count against this Cowboys D. Aikman can suck it.

    Anyway, still high on the win.

    If we beat the Packers, we become one of the stories of the league.

    I had the same thoughts on Martz, Jeff. If we kick-ass this year, I'm afraid he's gone. One and done. On the other hand, he might like working with Cutler so much, he just stays on. There aren't many QBs like him.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    u were giggling? dude i was watching the game with alot of cowboys fans and shit man. Once we started dominating them, my living room went dead quite all you could see me is SMILING in the back. HA I loved every minute of yesterday.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    The only thing that would've made my day better would've been to giggle in front of cowboy fans. Happy to hear you got to gloat a bit. Yesterday was sweet.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    dude u should of seen their faces. it was truly a Kodak moment.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    Jeff I think you hit the nail on the head.

    If you listen carefully to Cutler, it's clear the big difference between Martz and Turner. Martz actually listens to Cutler, values his input, and adjusts to what he thinks. This I suspect is VERY key to getting Cutler's best performance (his Denver exit makes more sense now in light of this: i.e. how important trust and respect/responsiveness with his playcaller is to him mentally).

    Here, listen to what he says to Waddle & Silvy about the adjustments they made and how it happened. He said he wanted X and felt Y "and Mike agreed" (ignore the insipid article, just click on the audio interview) -- http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=5596309

    BTW, here's an article that reveals more insight into just what Tice is doing in terms of in-game adjustments -- http://espn.go.com/blog/chicagobears/post/_/id/4666248/upon-further-review-bears-cowboys

    It seriously makes me happy to have pro-active, thoughtful, and responsive coaching on the sideline... We'll soon see if the coaching continues to be effective and productive, but I'm very hopeful. However, I do believe they will fight every game to find something that works -- Mike/Jay and Mike/Olin. Bear the FUCK DOWN!

  • In reply to 750mL:

    From that second article, how unbelievable is this?!?

    "While players making plays wins most games, Chicago

  • In reply to 750mL:

    The Bears.............

    STILL SUCK

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Well right now the only thing they might be sucking is your MAMAS TITTIES!!!!!!!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    cause we the shit Bitch!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Fresno, why? lmao

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    LMAO!!!! i thought of peter griffin when he was like "OW! OW! OW! WHY!??! WHY??!?! WHY!?!?!?"

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Hey, that's a sweet pic!

    Hmmm.... was that the same game that Urlacher ended his season with a hand injury, before Rodgers pulled out his big dick and suffocated da bears with a cold-blooded walk-off stunner?

    But I guess there's not much to hold on to when you're a perennial also-ran

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    wow that's calling the perennial also ran pot calling the perennial also ran kettle black

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    You mean that game where we kicked your asses and Rodgers had sweet FA yards before throwing a last gasp hail mary and hits the receiver as our cornerback fell over ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'm so sorry, that your defensive backs are dogshit. Wake up moron, my point is not that the pack is good, it's that the Bears fucking suck. Which you just reiterated.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Fresno, if you're going to feed a troll at least feed a troll that comes up with something better than that. That man's father must have been an utter failure in life to produce such a limp, lifeless, spiritless kid that obviously has some sort of loneliness complex. He will kill himself by weeks end.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Uhhhh, Why would you try to reason with someone who moved to Fresno? If they had any cognitive ability at their disposal, they wouldn't be in Fresno.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    it beats living in Wisconsin or being a cheese dick fan.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Yes, it does, if you like strip malls, pollution, Larceny, and chlamydia.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Had to whip the dictionary out on that one huh cletus?

    Philistine.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You can tell the dik-shun-airy came out from under the bar of saop there because he spelt the STD correctly.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    I think it is safe to say, weather notwithstanding, we no longer get off the bus running the football. I've always preferred the keep 'em guessing approach.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Dude, have you ever been outside wiscaaaansin (or your fucking town for that matter)?

    Are you fucking kidding me? Dude, your state is a laughing stock. Cows... and cheese... that's pretty much it clown. Oh, and fat chicks. Bonus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yea fat white chicks with dicks bigger than his.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I live in California......so I guess you can come up with something else.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    No, they'd be living in the frozen tundra asshole of America breeding with their cousins ....

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I

  • In reply to GoBears:

    im confused.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    lol

  • In reply to GoBears:

    +1 my man. Check my response to Canada's post above.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    We have a really solid coaching staff. 4 head coaches is a great chance to have alot of people specializing in the most important areas of the game. Lovie doesn't have to run the defense because Marinelli has it along with the respect of the players. Martz doesn't have to worry about the O line because Tice is a really solid line coach. Turner doesn't have to worry about fucking us up like he has for the last couple of years with shitty ideas, no ability to adapt and terrible game planning because Martz does it for him now. Toub just has to worry about ST, which he handles really well. If we have success look for the group to stay together.

    Also if we have success, look for nerds like cheeseball or suckatansky to hover around and chirp their vaginas off as they beat it to a huge fathead wall poster of a shirtless and 15 day shadow sporting Aaron Rodgers. The only way to turn the noise down on the critics, pundits and trolls is for the Bears to come out and beat the Pack now or to move on to the playoffs.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    or for Peppers to put Rodgers down like a wounded dog, legally, not like that fucking fag Charles Martin, who died and whose cheap shot may have been mentioned in his eulogy.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Rest in agony Charles, my fuck-witted nematode.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Although our ST looks like shit so far ...

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Personally, I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Yeah, that last one was funny GoB. Media spokes person... made me giggle.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Did I miss Aroma's "bad game" against the Lions? One drop that he should have caught, and one destructive crushing blow that should have had him limping off the field.

    Sadly, he is the reason I lost nearly every fantasy league I'm in... Gotta blame someone.

    On a lighter note -

    I can't think of any 2 teams I'd rather have choke on my balls than the Big D and the Package. Please Baby Jebus, make this dream a reality.

    The Smegmas shall feel the wrath. Let's hope the Fox pundits are unanimously in their favor... That seemed to work out this weekend.

    I am still utterly drunk on the game.. Here's to DVR!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Laughing my ass off Willie. Gotta watch picking those Bears WR's/TE's. Martz spreads the ball around so much. I only try to use them if I am strong in other area's.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    I feel your pain Willie, I thought Shabba would be Cutler's go-to guy against Dallas, and started him on most of my teams, cleverly benching Lesean McCoy and Jahvid Best. And he *would* have been. He practiced okay, I think. Is Lovie giving him the Singletary treatment?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    He dropped a lot of passes and a touchdown. When we all thought it was Knox who was confused with routes it was actually Aromashodu.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Hey Cheese dick, why are you here wasting everyone's time?

    Gloating before the game huh? Funny, that's exactly what a bunch of backwards ass redneck motherfuckers did last week... how

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dave is the voice of reason but I sometimes feel compelled to say something when i feel as though I have encountered someone that totally fulfills the stereotype of the classic term that is "douchebag". You know the guy I'm talking about. The guy that talks about getting laid but is never approached because of his awkward nature. The guy who is a fanatic fan yet never achieved any type of athletic success but who will patrol OTHER teams blogs offering impotent snippets which serve a fantasy of the kinds of confrontations he would have in his own life if he could just muster up the courage. Personally i would think it would be more fun for guys like Cheese and Suck to bond with other Packer fans on their own fan websites and enjoy the season and their good players than to pick cyber fights with people they would never meet and who they luckily would never have to interact with on a personal level. I guess some guys just prefer to go on the internet and troll. I can't think of anything i would rather do less.

    The Bears are just going to get better. The Packers are a good team this year. I am looking forward to a classic Bears Packers game. I am looking forward to the Bears correcting the multiple errors from last year that had to happen in order for the Packers to win in the last minute of the entire game. I'm really looking forward to having Urlacher back on the field making plays. Different season, different outcome, same troll douchebags.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Gotta agree. Unless Cheese Turd and Douchenasty are about 10 years old, I don't get it. I truly enjoy chatting it up with you guys. I'm sure part of it is due to my age but I think talking smack and gloating are pretty bush league. Win with class and lose with class.

    If you're ever on the NFL North blog on ESPN check out the comments from vikes4ever or something like that. The douchebag cried all winter about the Saints being criminals and should be thrown out of football. Then in preseason he starts talking tons of smack and bragging about Queens. Now he's taking epic amounts of shit from everyone and is acting about like #16. Fucking clueless.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Are you able to get an erection from watching Jay Cutler yet, or do you still masturbate to video tape of Green Bay's quarterback play over the last 20 years?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm so sorry; I didn't mean to upset anyone. It's just that, everyone in bear nation is got so excited after beating the cowboys, and I thought I would explain that, upon further review..................

    THE
    BEARS
    STILL
    SUCK

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    I'll feed him.

    Clearly we don't suck, cheesy gaylord. Various members of your snot-colored team will take the field Monday night, but some will be carried off it, or shall be leaving early with their testicles shoved down their craws and heavy concussions. Hope you enjoyed Mrs. Rodgers for the two weeks you had her, and we hope your third string running back will suffice for the rest of the season. The Fudgers will indeed be taking a collective shit on Soldier Field as it will be kicked out of them on a play by play basis. Say hi to your sister/girlfriend for me, how is she by the way?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    You've got to be what, 13, 14, 15 years old?

    Douchebag.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's fucking PACKER WEEK you pussy. Quit being such a little bitch about it. Would it make you feel any better if I stopped by your house and patted you on the back and said "good game" after green bay takes a shit on your field?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    every game this season we put big name players out of the game, STAFFORD, WITTEN, and now for you it will be RODGERS! RODGER RODGER we have a problem.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I must agree with Lach and Olin on the 1 game at a time. Lots of season left to go. With that said I also am impressed with what we saw Jay and the receivers could do under pressure. It would appear they are starting to gel well and Martz is able to adjust enough to keep the defense on their heels.
    All and all we're off to a good start...we'll see how it goes.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Dude, Drake? Am I missing something ... Drake? Seriously? Our receivers have been running around like (stunted) headless chickens for years, and continue to do so.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Shit Irish... I totally forgot about that one. I was going to make a comment about that GoB, and then totally missed it. WTF GoB? Drake? Really?

    What do you guys think about Hoke? I don't know all that much, except our secondary has been pretty fucking weak for the last 3-4 years... oh, and he and tice might have been separated at birth.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    from one of those **** articles ...

    "I think with our game plans and Mike, he's so conscious of giving me an answer for each and every coverage that goes with each play. I'm not going out there thinking 'Now if this happens maybe I've got to throw it here, maybe I've got to throw it here.' It's very clear-cut. 'If you get this you've got to throw it here. If this happens, this is your hot [route].' He always gives me an answer and as long as I have an answer most times I'll do the right thing."

    See? Football's not so hard.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    You guys watch that game? Samurai and his boys did a really nice job. Davis and Willis are monsters man. Bad bad men.

    Was impressed.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Great effort by the Niners at the end. Nice to see Samurai run out onto the field and go ballistic. Take note Lovie. 'Emotion', look it up ...

    Loving the articles on bloggingtheboys.com MB, thx. They sound like us!

    One bright light in relation to our running game on Sunday as we averaged 2.0 YPC, the Cowgirls only averaged 1.8 ! Barber/Jones/Choice .. America's team !

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nice one. Cutler was hit 7 times on his forirst three possessions, but I can't find out out how many times he was hit overall. Did the O-line actuially protect him for the rest of the game? Sure didn't seem like that to me, but I've only seen the game once. They certainly didn't run block too well, we need something to control the clock when we put the early hurt on teams.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I was watching on that shitty, pixilated, skippy pirate feed... but it looked to me, and don't quote me on this, that Omelet on the left and Shaffer on the right actually worked well, WHEN coupled with Martz' genius... mixing it up all over the place.

    We still need some new, strong, fast, brutal olinemen at pretty much every spot, but if we can just keep everyone healthy and do what we did on Sunday for the rest of the season

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't think we'll blitz Rodgers as much as we did the Lions, although he does tend to hold onto so why not?

    Hope Martz has Cutty clued up on the 3-4 by now ....

    Still waiting to find out how many times Cutler got hit during the game and when. Anyone know? 7 times on the first three series is all I heard.

    I'll believe Omelette doesn't stink at LT when I see him do it next week. Seem to remember him pancaking somebody and he just stood over them in shock like a cat with a butterfly under its paw. Last year he was a bad LG, last week he was a bad RT, I'm half-willing to accept he may be a reasonable LT, because he's obviously starting for *some* reason. Maybe LT is his home. Sweet, he can backup CW when he gets back and we can leave Shaffer at RT where he belongs.

    Anyone grade out Garza? Asiata's a monster mauler, I want to see what he can do in there at guard. At his age he should be serving us as a quality replacement and not being the guy in front of the Franchise.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I saw 11 hits somewhere Irish, but not sure that was the final total. I do know that after Tice made the switch, things got a LOT more comfortable back there for Cutty.

    I'm with you on Omelet... we'll see this week.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hey Max and Cheese, did you read Roger's post? That is how you approach another team's blog you two bozacs.

    Roger, welcome anytime with that approach. Come by and we can all do some due diligence, and thanks for the maturity. Btw, in the past year many of us have lost quite a bit of respect for GB fans because of a couple of persistent trolls that show up here and add zero value. I believe I speak for most bears fans when I say we have (well

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Monday night, MB, games monday night and I can't fucking wait.

    How bout our Bears?

    They got revenge for that terrible '07 performance that I made a pilgrimage to Soldier Field for the first time ever for- only to watch 4 quarters of whitten trampling over arch.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    sorry, Witten.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Excited Ben. Even if we don't beat the guys everyone's picking to win the SB this year, we're going to take it to them and make them hurt on the school bus ride home. I do think that if we play a mistake-free game like we did last week, we'll take them down.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Agreed on all fronts. Had we not turned the ball over so much against them last year in the opener it'd have been a lock.

    I just hope they can come out on the field and play with the discipline they displayed against Dallas(only with a few more 3rd down conversions).

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0921-haugh-martz-chicago--20100920,0,7446741.column

    Ouch?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    No kidding 85, imagine how scary it would be if Martz was able to direct that team's potent offensive weapons. They have a decent O-line too. Perish the thought.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    It would never work anyhow. Martz would beat Jerry Jones into the ground after 1 day on the job. Owners like Jerry can never allow free thinking coaches like Martz to do their thing. They're their own worst enemy.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Wow, what is with the sports writers in chi? A little early to be making such predictions, how bout one game at a time and then one season at a time.

    Also, why would Martz want to give up having a QB like Cutty? He knows better than any of us the value that Cutler has in his offense.

    Why would he want to go somewhere else in the next year or two and start from scratch AGAIN, teaching this very complicated offense for the third time in just about as many years?

    My prediction if our offense continues to flourish is that he would be promoted to HC in the next year or two.

    Sounds like Haugh is just being a butt-hurt contrarian. Just looking for the rain cloud in sunny skies.... actually creating it on his own. What a douche.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    One word answer Ben, "Payday".

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Touche, Trac.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Personal thank-you for beating those ass-clowns in Dallas. Not here to troll, because I read your blogs all the time without commenting. Just like to know where the competition's at. BTW, Total Access is showing the Bears some love. One of the 2-0 teams that they consider contenders. GB, of course, being another. Looking forward to a good game. Night all.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    BTW...room full of Packer fans on Sunday rooting for the Bears to win. We have our limits, I guess.

  • In reply to RodgerRodger:

    thanks for the comments, but I still hate the packers. goodnight.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    you don't hate the packers, you hate yourself because you love the packers.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    No... we hate the fucking Packers.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Further to Drake's incompetence, more film room from our boy Roy. Man, that beer looks tasty and chilled.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lQRnSyJiwg&feature=sub

    Anyway, short and curlies ...

    * more footage of Hester reluctant to block

    * Knox and Bennett blocking

    * apparently Tommie got very little pressure the whole game

    * Kellen looking a little Olsen-ish

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIPoomfiI6E&feature=sub

    *Great* footage of Witten's concussion - not caused by the ground at all, but you can see Urlacher putting his helmet through the back of Witten's helmet from four different angles after the initial hit by Chris Harris. Attempted murder. I love it! Rodgers gets brain mangled on Monday night.

    *Great* footage of Tillman as Bruce Lee.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Here's Da Bears Bloggers Fantasy undefeated teams so far.

    Bloggers League 1 - Cutlers FORTE, FleshNBlood(TRAC), MikeBrownHadaPosse
    Bloggers League 2 - Urlacher FTW, Chicago Cutlery
    Bloggers League 3 - TRAC, MURPH II

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    cutler's forte is me :-)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    anyone need a qb? I got three that are good.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    wtf there is a third league.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Yeah Fresno, Irish couldn't make the draft times on the first 2 leagues so we started a third. It just didn't seem right having a league without him. We plugged it for a week and had 5 open spots and ended up having to invite some dweebs from the public.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I might be interested 85. I'll have to check and see. I started the Brett Girl in several league's and got shafted last week. Which league?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    My best team talent wise is 0-2. All my studs have been sucking hind titty.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Poor widdle biddy baby Bernaaaard.
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/103401584.html
    Sucks to be a number 3 receiver making #1 money and not getting to coast through the season.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    yea we might have to talk. what do you need?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallascowboys/post/_/id/4672435/scouts-eye-bears-cowboys-review

    So, we won because we didn't kick ass. We won because the Cowboy's made mistakes. Who do you think caused those mental,simple, mistakes to happen?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    The mainline press is taking the "big problems in D town" approach to reporting vs. saying they underestimated the Bears, or that Martz fooled them in the preseason.

    The latter makes them eat crow, the former allows them to be vultures. They prefer the former.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    One columnist did write a mea culpa, admitting he had alot about the Bears wrong. David Haugh of the Trib.

    I haven't seen anyone else say that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Everytime Dallas loses, media always tries to find some kind of excuse for them. I watched the game and we beat those fuckers str8 up

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm not going to count any chickens...

    I am very excited about how the Bears are looking right now. Yes, our OLine need help in a big way...but Martz adjusted to the weakness and still got Jay and the gang to move the ball and score.

    BUT the Packers are NOT the Cowboys, the Cowboys look like crap and they are playing in a "disconnected" fashion. The Packers on the other hand are to be feared. They look like a well oiled machine on offense. Vs. our weak secondary I shutter to think of the possiblities. I want the Bears to crush the fudgepackers of course, I love to see Urlacher plant Rogers on the ground like the beginning of last season (Does anyone remember that hit?)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_bdwfD8HMk

    Anyway, We need to plant Rogers several times, flush him out, get in his face and hurry him if not sack him. I don't fear the run game as much as the short and fast pass game Rogers can bring.

    Guys...THIS IS THE GAME that will dictate the rest of the season for the bears, If the Bears can beat our arch-rivals who in my opinion are playing very well, then nothing can stand in their way. I'd like to see 3-0 facing the Giants, who also look out of sorts after seeing them in Indie. I have good feelings and I want to keep having them.

    BeAr DoWn!!!

    Smash those cheese eating, dairy lovin, fudgepackers!!!

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    got that hit as my avatar.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    where the hell can i see the week 2 points made by my players

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/09/djs-top-10-hits-moore-info-on-bears-db.html

    Moore is slow.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    40yd times are overrated. Closing speed, quickness, football speed and field awareness are the keys. Mike Brown was just as fast as Moore but he knew where to be and what to do when he got there, and that is why he was awesome.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    nevermind got it. fuck man my fantasy team blows. Joe flacco SUCKS!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'm up against your team this week FQ. Battle of the undefeated. You can be the Fudgers, I'll be DA BEARS.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    lol this guy. you know your ass is grass

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Last night I went into my FF game with FleshnBlood with a 13 point lead. I was playing two players, Colston and Crabtree and he was playing one player, Frank Gore.

    He won the game by 7 points.

    This prompted ESPN FF site to have Crabtree as possibly Fantasy Football's biggest bust. I was appalled watching the Saints do nothing to stop Gore.

    The Niners are like the late 70s Bears, and Gore is their Payton. You know him and Vernon Davis are all they got, and yet they cannot stop them. The Saints suck against the run.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hey boys and girls:

    The so-called power-rankings on BR:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/468776-2010-nfl-power-rankings-bleacher-reports-week-3-edition#page/17

    All I can say is FU PUNDITS!!!!I love us being the underdog and the give us no respect. I hope it pisses of every player on our team.So that every weekend we send one of the opponents players out in a body bag. Lets keep count:

    Week 1. Stafford
    Week 2. Witten
    Week 3. Rodgers? hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhheeeee

    maybe we have them start to have patches with crosses over the eyes of the opponents emblem.

    Dear Bears..STAY PISSED off and rip through the league 16 games sixteen caskets! and maybe one for

    The Big Cheesy..really big mold? nice avatar.... a pot hole don't have a pic show yo mama..oh that's right you can't so a ho on this blog.

    sorry boys had to play with the #16 aka troll...just have to get jaked up for Monday Night @ Chicago.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Ha! I was wondering where we'd be in the power rankings Lobo. 17 ?! Aren't there only like 6 or 7 teams unbeaten? And we're 17? What a joke. I say if we beat the Fudgers we go 9-0.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Peter King has us at #7 this week.

    Look, if we beat GB on Monday none of these clowns will be able to make any excuses why we're 3-0 and have beaten at least 2 good teams (I think dallas will pull out of their nosedive to get somewhere this season, they just have too much talent not to. And Detroit gave a pretty dynamic eagles team a run.)

    We pull out a win against rogers and that crew and there will be no denying that this team is legitimate threat. Again, I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No "if's" about it MB. We will beat GB. I'll even kick it up a notch. I'm predicting a 17 pt. victory. Monday night l

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Monday night lights will be to bright for the Fudgers.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    And BTW, what was up with that big cheezy tool that attacked our beloved blog last night? What was all this talk of 'masturbating to quarterback play', or referencing A. Rodger's dick? Sounds like he appreciates his football watchin on a totally different level than most, the same way I might enjoy watching some girls mud-wrestle.

  • In reply to RodgerRodger:

    uhhhhhh WHAT?..... to quote the petulant Didier Drogba, that is "a F------ disgrace"

  • In reply to RodgerRodger:

    Sweet. We need a reasonable Packer fan on here to give us the lowdown .... what's your passing D like this year, and is your O-line still as bad as ours ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Wait.. don't they have the same exact line that gave up 50 sacks?

    Dude, their D is for real Irish. Matthews is going to get DPOY. No doubt.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/16625/free-head-exam-chicago-bears-2

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    They are headless chickens! But their catching balls and running routes pretty good.
    I like that Drake called out Hester after the first game for missing some assignments and rounding routes. He took the blame, but called it like it was.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Oh God, don't feed the #16s!

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    Has anyone heard anything on Chris Williams injury. Jay wants him back.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Only thing I've heard so far is CW saying it wasn't bad, and that an MRI is supposed to happen (today I think?).

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I would too if I had an egg dish protecting my blindside ...

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    Just watched Lovie's post game interview. Did anyone catch his statements at the end? Sounds like he was referring us? Comes with the territory Lovie. We blast the Bears when they play like a bunch or rookie's and we're quick to compliment the Bears when their play justifies it. Truth is hard to come by these days and I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Bear Down. Out.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yeah, I commented on that in the last thread. Lovie was *right on the money* with his comment. Directed to us, but perhaps moreso at the tools on the four-letter network and their ilk that pollute Sunday airwaves.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    You're still a tool Lovie, no matter what happens. Can't shine shit.

  • In reply to Sarcastiholic:

    Ah here it is... http://espn.go.com/blog/chicagobears/post/_/id/4666204/bears-adjust-burn-cowboys-blitz

    So DAL had 5+ DBs on 11 pass plays, and 4 or less on the rest. Also CHI went with 3 WRs only 47% of plays this game, way down from 71% last week vs the Lions.

    So DAL kept their base 3-4 the majority of the time, trusting in their pass rushers to get home... and it was the protections and playcalling that got the job done. So some credit should go to Tice and the OL...

  • In reply to 750mL:

    I stand corrected

  • In reply to 750mL:

    DJ Moore the "new" Nathan Vasher?

  • In reply to Shady:

    Or should I say the new "interceptor"?

  • In reply to Shady:

    Or should we just thank Peanut?

  • In reply to Shady:

    thank Peanut for the FF, but looks like Mr. Moore is a ballhawk. and (surprise surprise) Lovie is the nickelback coach

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Glad he played good but, how did he get the first one? I am pretty sure someone knocked the hell out of Miles Austin. Then the second one was tipped again.

    I did like how DJ picked up Williams to slam him and Tillman came a punched, not strip, punched the ball out.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    the 1st one is why you thank Peanut (he knocked the shit outta Austin)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'm going to sit back and wait for DJ to do that repeatedly before I jump onboard the DJ Moore Saviour Express, get down on my knees and open up his flies ...

    Again, can someone who has it taped verify whether or not both those balls just popped into his chest Merry Christmas style ?

  • In reply to 750mL:

    Good article - it's nice to see position coaches getting some love

  • In reply to 750mL:

    My take on the coaches. Martz has a big ego and would love to be the man again. Who knows if that will happen. Tice loves to coach OL. Marinelli loves to coach DL. If we pay Tice and Marinelli enough, they will stick around. Martz might stay if he gets big dough but I'm pretty sure he'd like another crack at the big chair. Hopefully the McCheapsky's see the wisdom of hiring and paying for top-tier coaches.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    martz is a need, but not as big as Tice & Marinelli. but, i think if Cutler talked to Martz, he'd probably stay. but, after this CBA shit is over, this needs to be the top priority of the front office.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Hopefully, they will thrive this year, win the championship, and decide that their individual egos can take a back seat to winning Super Bowls. You know, like they ask their players to do...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I like the fact that we have three head coaches on the staff, and *then* Lovie, the foolish King, wallowing in his false sense of security and self worth.

  • Did you see those hits from Urlacher & Co. yesterday? BARTENDER! ... JACK!

    So pumped for Packers week and it's only Monday.

    Willing to pay millions for tickets.

    Max I need to borrow some money.

  • Anyone have it recorded ? How many times did Cutler get hit? Who stank up the line, or did they collectively stink?

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