Packers Up, Vikings Down...

...and the NFC North picture is becoming more clear by the day.

The New York Jets played an awful lot like the recent Chicago Bears at the Meadowlands this afternoon, turning the ball over on the Packers side of the field three times and allowing their punter to call his own fake with eighteen yards needed on an early fourth down.  (I'm still shaking my head over this.)  With the Packers victory they are now alone at the top of the North, playing the quit-on-the-season Cowboys at Lambeau next Sunday night.

The Minnesota Vikings, at least, have a better record than the Detroit Lions.  Oh wait.  No they don't.  They have a defense that is struggling when it doesn't get to the quarterback.  They have a head coach who lacks guts and instincts.  And they have a quarterback who seems hellbent to die on a football field at some point during the 2010 season.  (I think he's going to get his wish.)

The Bears are in this thing but the Packers are in the pole position.  Beating them early in the season is looking quite significant right now.  Having watched the Bills plays the Chiefs today, the Bears have no excuse not to be 5-3 in seven days.  Having watched the Packers, they have no choice.

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  • the Jets looked impotent today

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    The should have worn tuxedoe.

    "If you're going to BE impotent, LOOK impotent."

  • Unfortunately, the Bears had no excuse not to be 5-1 two weeks ago and 6-1 a week ago. I know Buffalo isn't winning but isn't this the second game in a row they've lost in OT? They're hanging tough and unless there's been some sort of offensive epiphany on the Bears part during the bye, I don't know that next week's game is going to be that easy....

  • I hate to say it gents, but I've slipped into that all too familiar... 'oh well, what happens happens and we just have to roll with it and see what shakes out' attitude with this squad.

    I'll be pumped if some mysterious light switch gets flipped this week (it's highly unlikely but...) an we come out smashing people and winning games, and I'll be dejected if we continue in the bipolar fashion we've ended up in. At least we know that there could be an entire regime change in the making... so even if we don't make the playoffs this year, there's some modicum of hope to look forward to. Can you imagine if we KNEW JA and lovie were here to stay for sure for another 3-4 years. Jesus.

    In other happy news: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Favre-carted-off-the-field-after-facial-lacerati?urn=nfl-281353. Now I know it sounds mean and nasty of me

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm the same way MB. It's not like I had great expectations this year but to lose to the Squawks and the Skins really was a pisser.

    I'm shocked that I've thrown in the towel on Cutler. Usually I'm pretty loysl but that game last week was horrid. Then to come back and say I'd go at him again ... WTF, quit being such a stubborn, stupid, egomaniacal douchebag. Tip your hat to the guy and shut up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Can anyone tell me the Lions don't look like the best team in the NFC North now? And how about Rex fumbling his first snap? That was all on Kreutz though, oh wait ...

    How about Terrell Owens ? The studliest of stud receivers keeping Carson Palmer in a job. We didn't want a HOF receiver at bargain basement price because ....? What was it again ? Because we'd have to let one of *our* studly receivers go ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, he was sacked and fumbled, focus on Olsen your favorite whipping boy. Start getting into Cutler too, he is deserving of your wrath!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm glad you wrote a new blog post tonight because I got tired of looking at Sanchez's nipple.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Foreal yo. My Lady though I was lookin at some homo website. I had some friends around today and i didnt want them to see that shit either. PLEASE JEFF, bro dont do that again.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Please DO do it again. It's fun to watch the homophobes squirm.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Who is Jaff Cutler?

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I think this is him:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1wzQNzttSk

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Randy Moss just cut!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5752939

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Thoughts:

    1. Buh bye Wade

    2. Randy Moss is a complete and utter moron

    3. Rexy!!!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By2g-FB_kAE

    4. Shady,

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I work with a couple of cougars. I always tell the younger guys to be careful. Cougars devour the young!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Yeah, but we should take him: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5752939

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Also getting some of the boys back: http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=5752673

    Are you fucking kidding me with Collins? Jesus.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Randy Moss, waived 0_o http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81bca082/article/vikings-waive-moss-just-four-weeks-after-acquiring-wr-in-trade?module=HP_headlines

    Guess thats what you get for point out that Childress is a terrible coach. (Amongst other things)

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Cymbalta needed in Eden Prarie.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Collins - NFL do overs...Let's call Collins' last performance a Mulligan. Sheesh! I can feel the saliva throw up starting now...

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    You guys want Moss? Anyone?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yes... and... No...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Tough call. If Martz/Lovie could keep him in line yes. The chances of that happening? ZERO. You would think at this point in his career he would be a good teammate but he's so out there ...

    It's good to see the BiQueens throw away a 3rd rounder. Gotta like that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    In theory I'd love to see him here. Knox and Hester arent Welker clones, but they can certainly kill you off short targets. Say what you will about Lovie Smith...at least he isnt Brad Childress. Maybe thats enough to get Randy interested. Unfortunately short of the OL receiver is one of the things we seem to be least interested in upgrading. Oh and I dont trust Mike Martz's ability to integrate him or rework anything on the fly. Maybe that means its not worth bringing him in. Cause obviously if it dont work...its gonna be bad news.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fuck Moss! Guess who's back on the Bears? Resigned today, the one and only Freddie fucking Barnes! Seriously tho, having Moss wouldn't hurt.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    At some point you would think Moss will run out of chances but talent trumps everything. I thought his press conference yesterday was bizarre but not a big deal. I'm guessing Chilly's hold on the BiQueens team is very slippery and he's trying to get a better grip. Ain't gonna happen. Couldn't happen to a nicer franchise. Their fans are the biggest douchebags in all of sports. Other than that, I really like and respect them.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, I'm with you guys... he's a total fucking head case like Butter. So much potential, just such a locker room grenade.

    And I agree with you Rep... not convinced he wouldn't make martz think he can go totally insane, abandon any semblance of a balanced o, and throw the long ball every single fucking down.

    Yeah, good stuff canada... now we just need some more injuries to the pack.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Right now I'd love to see the long ball on every down cos it sure can't get any worse. At least we'd score the odd touchdown instead of watching the painful three and out repetitions.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Have you watched any of the games? That's been the game plan. It's not working.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Sd..take care bro...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/How-Randy-Moss-quitting-on-a-play-led-to-his-rel;_ylt=ApLXiUupU.hYvnbTZ.fV7LNDubYF?urn=nfl-281576

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It sure looked that way in real-time but you catch yourself thinking, well, of course he would have stretched out for it if he could have.
    Nope, Randy is just a monument of douchedom, a monolith of "me", a paragon of quit.
    This is truly the Vikes' annus horribilis.
    Now, if someone could knock out Rodgers for the year, I'd skip buying myself a Christmas present.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Isn't that Jay Cutler?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    That's your QB, Irish - you want to trade him for Kyle?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This developement absolutely, positively, BEGS for a
    "...and death is not an option" choice:

    Brad Childress or Lovie Smith?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Lovie Smith, and its not that close.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Pick up Moss and if he steps out of line have Peppers pimp slap him.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    I'm guessing Olin would cut to the front of the line to slap Moss.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    It's Olin Kreutz that needs the fkn slap!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Seriously... Besides if old man Kreutz got into an altercation he'd probably either break his hip or hide behind Jay since that's where he's been playing most of this season... In the fckn backfield.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I would accept Dave Wannestedt and a kick in the groin before either... less painful.

    Childress has decided to ride the Crazy Train this season.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yea I'd take Lovie in a heartbeat of that clown.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    *over* fuck me running

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Agree Joseph. Lovie took a team far less talented than the BiQueens to the Big Dance. He shit the bed when he got there but that's another story. Besides being a shitty coach, Chilly strikes me as a shitty person.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Didn't know that was possible... Oh, wait... two words: wade phillips.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    True that...who dem gonna beat them Cowboys? Everybody gonna beat dem Cowboys!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Good one!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    YIKES! A Wannstedt reference?

    THAT, boys and girls, is DAMNIMG!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP, really??? Wanny was my least favorite Bears coach EVER. Never accepted any blame, total smarmy, cover your ass, deflect blame, kiss up, kick down asshole. When I found out he was so insecure he had low level coaches spying on the players in the locker room, I wanted to pull that horrible mustache right off his face. Lovie isn't a great coach but he's light years better than Wanny.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Wannstedt, Smith. Don't forget the immortal, emotionless, Dick Jauron. We're splitting hairs here. Altogher these 3 guys make a large pile of coaching you-knnow-what.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Death is always an option. Auto erotic asphyxiation.

    By the way, did anyone see episode six of Dexter, with Dexter doing a voice over with Matsuka acting out how he reckoned the homicide went down? Watching that on my own I laughed out loud. That shit was funny.

    Sign Randy Moss Jerry you @#$!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Moss leaving Minnesota says more about Childress losing the plot than Randy.

    Plus, if David Haugh thinks it's the wrong thing to do ....

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    IF you seriously think that Moss will make this team worse on offense, you are crazy. He can only help.

    Sure, he might take a play off or two but when you can leave him alone and have two guys covering him, someone on the other side has to be open, and the run game would also benefit from it.

    Besides that, would you be shocked if he went to Ram's, Chief's, or even back to the Patriot's?

    The Ram's need someone because they have nothing but injuries, Matt Cassell knows how to throw to him(imagine that running game getting better now that Moss is there for Thomas and Charles.), and why not take back one of the best free agents right now on the block for Tom Brady? You got the pick and the kept the player. Wow.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Just watching Schaub for Houston I was thinking 'it's so easy for him, he just puts it up there and AJ brings it down.'
    Schaub would be a distant memory if he played for the Bears.
    Wouldn't Moss love the chance to play against Chilly *twice* this year and drive the nail into their coffin? Baby Jebus - Lobo's favorite of all the Jebuses - please give us a shot at Moss. And send the cash to pay for him ...

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    So, did I read the 4-letter Bottom Line correctly?

    Now they're saying that Chilly told the team Moss was history BEFORE he told management that he wanted Randy gone?

    This just gets funnier and funnier.

    You CAN'T make this stuff up!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Wow, we missed Walter's anniversary yesterday ...

    R.I.P. Wally.

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

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Jeez, most of those clips had linemen 15-20 yards down field blocking. That Is Discipline!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Damn. How long's it been?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Are we seriously talk,ing about Moss right now? That is the same as talking about getting Plaxico Burress. Neither can happen so it doesn't make sense to discuss it. The waiver wire is like 20 teams deep until it gets to us. Plaxico is in jail. You see what i'm sayin?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    after it passes a certain amount of teams, the wire stops. Then anytime has a chance to sign him.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    ugh

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Ok, I too took a blog-bye, but now, I think I finally got the Skins game out of my system.

    GET MOSS.

    I'm on that side of the Bear's camp, for many of the same reasons already given:

    1) the bottom line is feasible. If I recall correctly, this is an uncapped year. Can't Cutler, Peppers, Martz pitch in and just give him 3mil in cash - or maybe the cheap ass owners?

    2) He stretches defenses, and commands double teams, even when he does "take plays off." As already noted, this can only help other WR, and our running game. Who's gonna put 8 in the box and leave Moss one on one? How about on our infamous goal line situations?

    3) the emotional baggage isn't all that horrendous. It'd be the perfect match. Lovie continues mumbling, "We like our guys, we just need a few tweaks" while Moss begins ranting how bad the play calls were. As another blogger argued, the Bears are prob the one team that does need someone calling out the coaching. Besides, he's only gonna answer questions he asks himself from now on, remember?

    All this is daydreaming anyways...I seriously doubt he'll fall that far to us on the waiver wires.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Randy : Are you the greatest receiver ever ?

    Randy : I'd like to think I'm the greatest player of all time, so yes.

    Randy : We all thinks so too, thanks for talking to us Randy, and you're very sexually attractive and cool too.

    Randy : Thanks.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ha Ha!

    Randy: Everyone knows you're the greatest receiver ever, but no one knows how much greater

    Randy: Hmmm, that's a tough one...I would say that I'm varsity, and Jerry Rice is J.V.

    Randy: How bout the criticism that you take plays off?

    Randy: This interview is over, dog.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Sadly true, if we had a record more attuned to how we're playing we'd be in the running. The Panthers might grab him if Buffalo don't. Or can you imagine the Bungles? Ocho, T.O and Moss. The three musketeers.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    hayes from Sun-Times:

    Using former college running back and current defensive lineman Henry Melton in short-yardage situations has been widely considered outside Halas Hall but has not been the subject of an internal debate, according to coach Lovie Smith.

    "Henry is still a developing football player," Smith said. "He's playing inside [at defensive tackle] and outside [at end] and on special teams. He hasn't mastered the defensive line positions yet. We'll continue to let him develop and leave running the ball to the running backs right now."

    The Bears are 0-for-10 from an opponent's one-yard line this season, which is something the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Melton may be able to remedy. Melton was an effective short-yardage back during his first two-plus seasons at the University of Texas before switching to the defensive line midway through his junior year. In all, he scored 16 touchdowns for the Longhorns.

    "Defense is my spot," Melton said. "If the team needs me to help out somewhere I'm more than willing to do it."

    Melton said he would not have to re-learn the "subtleties" of the position because there are none.

    "I've been doing for years," said Melton, who was a second-team All-American running back in high school. "You just put the ball in your arm, hold it tight and run over whoever is in your way, right?"

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    LOL. GREAT attitude! You go, Henry!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It's mid-term election night and nobody's talking about one of our most important civic duties aside from paying taxes. If you don't vote, Puff Daddy is gonna put a smack down on you. It's crucial that everyone votes for a Giant Douche or a Turd Sandwich.
    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/104400/vote-or-die

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Cor - watching ineptitude voted in again and again in IL makes you a little jaded. A fucking cat could get elected in IL if it had a (D) behind it's name.

    Fluffy (D) 66%
    25yr business vet with 10yrs experience in politics (R)34%
    45% precincts reporting

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    that goes 10-fold for Arkansas. saw "Elvis Presley" as a write-in candidate. i give up....

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I won't tell what I do for a living.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Govenor Beebe?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Awwwwwww, MB - don't do me like that.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hahahahaha.... was just trying to be funny MBP.

    Damn it... obviously I fell well short of the mark I was hoping for. Oh well. Sooooo... what is it that you do? VP of Marketing for a Straw poll company?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTVf-YLa2G0

    But I'm not a politico.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    that was some creepy shit.

    I hear you... Thin veil. I'm sure whatever you do it's interesting, from what I've read of your posts you're an intelligent guy. (and I mean that in the least gay way possible... again, not that there's anything wrong with that)

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/11/02/merriman.ap/index.html?eref=sihp

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Damn good references being thrown around this heah!

    Funny Corm, I had the exact conversation with my seahawks fan buddy today when he asked me if I voted... I said, "yeah, I voted for the turd sangwich"

    He was like, "huh?"

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Cutler's not leading the league in interceptions. Yet. League leaders - Tied at 11 INTs are :

    Brett Favre
    Drew Brees!
    Eli Manning

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    But don't forget, the 4-letter apologists are saying a good HALF of Eli's were deflections, so it's OK.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Remember when many here clammored for Mr. Shanahan...?

    http://czabe.blogspot.com/

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    "To put Rex Grossman in the game at that juncture because he

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    In about 5 minutes there is going to be a live chat session on the bears site with Chris Harris if anyone is intereted...

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Harris has heart, I give him that.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Mr. Noodle doesn't like it when you say Mister Noodle is a shit coach out loud.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2010-11-02-nfl-replay-brad-childress_N.htm

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yep, two thoughts: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/244570-childress-move-has-owner-extremely-upset?eref=sihp

    1. Chilly and Lovie might just be meeting for breakfast every week after the season.

    2. Vikings fans fucking suck.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Nope.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    You dick gargling wanna be's are done. Go ahead and sign Moss, we hope you do. He'll go in the fetal position with Cuntler throwing to him. Prediction: Bears in the cellar in the North, Pack to the playoffs and beyond. No matter how bad you think the glorious Packers are, this team of second stringers is playing their guts out and winning. You Bores fans go back to diddling yourself and watch hockey. GO PACK GO!

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    You a disgrace to the avatar of Ray Nitschke, a great player who I had the pleasure of meeting. He was true gentlemen and would find your manner of posting absolutely offensive.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    You live in Wisconsin.. thats all the punishment in life you will ever need. Have fun with the fat girls eating cheese curds while I watch my Bears in the playoffs in beautiful Cali.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Dear Sack, go back to puffing on that mary jane stogie and kill the last remaining brain cell you have before it dies of loneliness. Don't worry about our rubenesque lovelies here in the Superior state. Just take your, what, two hour drive to Frisco and play tea bag with your boy friends.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Ray was a wonderful gentleman and I had the pleasure of meeting him a dozen times, however, Ray knew how to treat a Bear. Especially one who obviously has been scorpion hunting in the sun way too long. Tuscon has to be the second worse place to be from. First worse is any where in Illynoise. Now crawl back under your rock.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Rubenesque? Is that a euphemism for fat ugly chicks? Any hot girl with the sad misfortune of being born in Wisconsin left that sorry state for bigger and better things, mainly a place that doesn

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Scoreboard?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Don't feed the #16s

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    That's a 66 SC, but no matter. You should say "Don't feed the cowards" because when the Pack was busy shooting themselves in the foot in O.T. on consecutive weeks that ignorant troll was off hiding in his little cheese cave.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Hard for me to believe the Bears would claim him.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Even if they had a shot at him which, as Waffle points out, ain't bloody likely, mate.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nope, no, noooooo, unh-unh, please god no.
    Still laughing my ass off at the Vikings descent into madness t his year. Two weeks = a 3rd pick. Another stroke of genius by the Vikes front office.
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    I guess the only thing that surprises me is that he didn't wait for Jackson to start until he imploded.
    Predictable, Randy, predictable.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Tedy Bruschi on NFL LIVE (and I paraphrase a little".

    If you have a head coach, who's a man...sign Randy Moss".

    Well, that "man" thing would seem to eliminate the Bears.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I guess that clarifies what Bruschi thinks of Childress.
    "Dead coach walking..."

    Of course, that's easy for Tedy to say: he doesn't have to deal with that bundle of ego.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The Jets must be clamping their fat, sweaty little fingers with glee, waiting for him to drop down to them. Can't imagine any team that would be a better fit.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Oakland!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Moss, Santana Holmes and Braylon Edwards.

    Fans might be in danger of asphyxiation, because the stadium would have all the air sucked up by these three.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sounds like Seahawks and Bills have started sniffing around...Wait a second, the Bills? GOSHDANGIT.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Oh yeah, If I'M Randy I REALLY WANT the Bills to claim me.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    It would be karmic.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Well, GP, Sanchez had Holmes, Edwards, a pretty decent tight end in Dustin Keller and a rejuvenated LT in the backfield yesterday but Mr. Mark STILL managed a big fat GOOSE EGG, at home, against the walking wounded that are the Green Bay defense.

    To his credit, Sanchez took full resonsibility for the loss.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Wow, Pompei: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-1101-pompei-bears-chicago--20101031,0,1164451.column

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If only they had a QB they'd be awesome with Moss. LT in the backfield. Solid defense. Forget about it. Joe Namath would be guaranteeing the super bowl again. Drunk, with his hand on Pam Oliver's titty.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The Vikings fanbase hates their head coach more than we hate ours.
    That's good, right?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    But remember, Tedy WAS a teammate of Moss' for 2 years.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Every player in the NFL, every coach, they're all full of ego. You can't not sign him because he's got an ego.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Fuck Moss. We chose that Nittany Lion braces wearing stupid ass fuck Curtis Enis over Moss in 1998, when he woulda been useful, and now his career is as cooked as the thanksgiving turkey.

    His money is in the bank, he rolls in his Rolls, and he does not give a FUCK about the NFL anymore. Avoid.

    Besides, we re-signed Freddie Barnes. Shabba is about to hit the door. Now, we get Dan La Favor back, and we're ready to roll...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If I wasn't crying so hard I would be laughing GP

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That Gross Man clip was teh awesome.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Freddie fucking Barnes!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The McNabb-Grossman controversy; never, ever, in a million years would I think that would ever be a NFL coach's thought process.
    McNabb may be fat, but he doesn't have baby hands.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Got to the Super Bowl with those hands and good defense. We have good defense and we don't look like we are going to the super Bowl anytime soon with Cutlers big hands.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    To be fair to that years D and running game, the QB was mostly irrelevant in 2006. If we're saying the same thing at the end of this year, it'll be because Martz smelled the coffee.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Nah, I don't buy that. As sad as it is, Rex won more games with his arm than Cutler has and Rex's best games with the Bears are still better than anything Cutler has done for the Bears.

    That said, they are both turn-over prone bitches.

  • In reply to zmac:

    The Rex haters will never see any of it with an unjaundiced eye. In the aggregate, Rex was mediocre, and that was good enough to get to the Bowl.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I agree - he was mediocre. Didn't, in the end, make much difference in them getting to the SuperBowl...and Lovie had just as much to do with them losing it as he did.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    IM prayin to god right now that Mike Martz is begging the organization to get Randy Moss. I think this guy could be what we need for our Passing game..... PLEASE GOD DELIVE MOSS THE BOSS TO CHICAGO! AMEN!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    really fres? Really?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Meltdown. Rant imminent ...3 ... 2 ... 1 .....

    Well, 'what have got to lose ?' springs to mind ... offensive cohesiveness ? ... WE SUCK !!! Cutler has *nobody* to throw to other than the backs. Danger Will Robinson. Moss is what? 6'4? Headed for the HOF. He can't help us more than a bunch of growth hormone impaired converted defensive backs and kick returners? Sign the mofo. If Buffalo don't first. We passed on Marshall, T.O. (currently tearing up the NFL), and we have to pass on Moss too ?

    We'd have an instantly better receiving corps with a new guy that can go up and get those jump balls. Or do we stick our heads in the sand AGAIN, pretend that we're better off without a 6'4 HOFer - who's maybe the greates aof all time after Jerry Rice - and go back to looking at the same shit we've been putting up with every week?

    What's more important? Having a great receiver - a tall one at that - or sticking with the diminutive crap you already have and maybe ... just maybe ... have some truth in the locker room .... and maaaaaaybe some sparks at the pressers ? Imagine the worst possible scenario then - he stirs it up ... so fkn what ? The Bears are one team that NEEDS to be stirred up, I hope he comes in here and tears the place apart. I hope he points the finger at every mofo that's destroyed my beloved team and turns over the moneylenders' tables like Jesus in the temple. I hope he does that if that's the worst that can happen. We're worried about Moss being a locker room cancer ?! Really? Men, our team - our whole team - is being fucked by the offense because we have no receivers. Here's a hall of famer. Do it.

    Moss clearly saw the writing on the wall for Favre. That avuncular fracture thing with the avulsion fracture? He's compounding that thing every week he goes out there - his career will be over within weeks because he literally won't be able to walk. Moss knows that, and he knows he's not going to have T-Jack throw him the ball. He needs a gunslinger cannon-armed Cutler to make his dreams come true and put that rock up there. Let's get dangerous anon offense by signing one of the greatest receivers of all time. All. Time.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    He would be a complete waste in this offense - a. complete. waste.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I'm drinking an Arrogant Bastard Ale in honor of Randy.
    As dysfunctional as Minnesota is, what I heard in the Pioneer Press was that he was disinterested in practice and the young'uns were starting to pick up the same bad habits. I would give it two weeks before Cutler was punching Randy in his horse-face.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    A fitting choice.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And it's Cutler that needs punching in the face.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    You cannot deny the horse-face. Cutler has no chin, hence you cannot punch him in it.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I'm willing to give Moss a try. He has go to be better than anyone we have. If nothing else, maybe he can teach some of our receivers how to do things. We haven't had anyone to mentor these guys,they have had to wing it on their own.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    It would be the first time in his career that Randy has mentored anyone without it being court-ordered. He isn't going to teach Johnny Knox to be 6'4", and he's not going to teach Hester anything he doesn't already not do correctly. He would be a royal shit-head in the locker room; if he can't behave with the last two Hall of Fame QBs (and in the case of the Pats, a HOF Coach as well), what in the world would make him behave for us? And by behave, I mean, showing any interest in anything going on that didn't pay for Randy.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    So we're good with Hester and Knox then ...?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    We already have a couple of guys who run go routes all day. If you thought Martz was putting Cutler through the ringer already, guess what's going to have to happen to get Randy the ball.
    The magic 12-step drop.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Scratched-record-a-comin' ....Hester at KR/PR, Randy Moss, Shabba, Bennett at well, you know where at. Knox to back up Hester and occasionally let the weird-lookin' fool out to spell someone at WR. Even Mike Martz couldn't frak that up. We've stretched the field, we've got the jump ball, we've got speed. Great backs to get passes out of there... start Dez and Kellen. If only Martz would get his head out of his ass and design some roll-outs and moving pockets like he so obviously should do... and this shit would be in the playoffs kicking ass and taking names.

    First steop must happen.

    SIGN. RANDY. MOSS.

    Question.

    How does our offense get any worse than it is now? 10% 3rd down conversion rate. "We just need time to gel Irish, relax." Don't make me fucking puke! Shower us in superglue and this squad of muppets will still suck on O.

    How does Randy Moss make us a worse offense? I'm strapped down. Answers on a postcard please.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Moss is bad because he would take PT away from Shabba, who is totally going to break out and become a bona fide scoring weapon.

    There. I said it with a straight face.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What would Shabba do?
    Evidently, not block.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    He doesn't have to "behave" He only needs to catch balls and run routes. he might not teach Knox to be 6'4" but Knox just might learn to run his routes better.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    He wasn't doing it for the Vikes, so why the fuck would he start now? And Randy has ALWAYS been a sloppy route runner, ever since Marshall. I'd take Brandon Marshall over him in a heartbeat, and I can't stand that jerk.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Nice preemptive strike Dave.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks MB.

    Much of life is about timing. The rest is about attitude.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    That sounds like the subtitle to Crown's book : 'Ladies'.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Should be interesting to see the Chilly hotseat after this year's post-dream-season hangover: http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth

    Also, this made me chuckle:

    "Tom Powers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "The good news is that the Vikings have become nutty to the point of being entertaining. All we need is Herschel Walker talking about doing 10,000 pushups every morning and living off one French fry per day. Right now, it's like watching a monster truck tip over on its side and sort of spin in the dirt."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Mb..as I have posted before..I'm not sure who's the bigger idiot...LDL or Childy..I swear I think of the movie Easy Monsy and RD & JP going to the counter and saying: "Why don't you two put your heads together and make an ass out of yourselves.....classic

    The scary part is both of them together physically and mentally have made asses out of themselves....oh and btw all I can say after Sunday is FU$@#!$#@!ING JETS!!!! sheite.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Chilly is now up in the Pantheon of clueless Viking Head Coaches like, Jere Burns, who, when presented with the weapon that was Herschel Walker, could not figure out how to use him.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Burns was a horrible head coach. He might have cost them 1-2 SB appearances.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Aside from the "I don't know how to use Herschel Walker" nonsense, my favorite memory of him was a night game against the Bears that he could have salted away with a chip shot field goal. Instead, he went for it on 4th and goal, got stuffed, and, of all people, Mike Tomczak, led the Bears on a last -minute, game-winning drive. TD pass to Dennis Gentry, on a crossing pattern if I recall correctly.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    So Henry Melton will be our FB?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Where is everyone getting that?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    From Lovie stating categorically that he won't be.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I've read a few Melton would make a great FB articles since week 3...and since Lovie didn't think of it first, he'll be damned to do so, no matter how perfect it seems.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Damn, that turd Morrissey is making sense :

    "The Bears would be in the bottom half of the order, but given Moss' reputation, he could fall that far. If nobody claims him, he would have his pick of interested teams. At that point, whoever signed him would only have to pay him $450,000, with the Vikings paying the rest. Sounds more like the Bears' speed, doesn't it?
    < Yes (p)rick, yes it does>

    "For those of you concerned about the Bears' chemistry, a question: What chemistry? The team is proud that players haven't started pointing fingers after three losses in the last four games, but this is an organization in need of having its boat rocked."

    "Question, Jerry: With a difficult second-half schedule ahead, how can Moss hurt that which already appears to be in the prone position?"

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Damn it Irish, I thought you mean the REAL Moreissey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U5HpeA_WSo

    Not THAT'S some motherfucking writing I can get behind.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    t

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jesus, fat fingers tonight. Apologies.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, Morrissey from the Smiths ? No, himself and Johnny Marr have their own Bears Blog, but I was a rocker so homey don't read that.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Who, hey and the what-now ? Rumours on Fox about the Giants and Bears talking to Moss'agent ? Any confirmation on that or is it it just that tool on FanNation ? Any time Jerry is silent on huge news that bitch gets my hopes up.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Just heard about this sketch on the Rich Eisen podcast. For anyone who hasn't seen it ...
    the SNL 'More cowbell' sketch ...

    http://www.funnyhub.com/videos/pages/snl-more-cowbell.html

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Damn, shit's like 3 years behind in the islands huh lad?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Three years? M'kay ... I'm gettin' there man. Slowly but surely. Huge Jackie Onassis sunglasses are trendy on the Thai chicks now, and the dudes trendiest hair-cuts are mid-Seventies and totally gay. Some hilarious shit.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Will Ferrell and you lame ass are gay

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Hey phucktard,

    Where were you the week after the Bears beat the Fudgers? Back in your hole, gimp? Your master put you back there?

    Fuck off.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I was collecting the money your mom and sister earned in the parking lot that nite. Was that win the highlight of your totally fucked season? I'm sure it will be when you finish last in the North, cock breath. hat's the GPL? Good Prick Licker, probably. Eat shit and die fib.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    http://espn.go.com/

    Four letter fuckers take another shot at us: Bears need not apply.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Damn, that's not good. Check this nastiness out... 'floating around in the locker room????? Eeeewwwww:

    "Jermichael Finley: "I had a second surgery. Nobody knows about it. I had caught a real small infection in my knee, so I had to go in about a week ago, had to go back under and get the infection out. I was in the hospital for two days. I'm surprised nobody knew about it. I had to get all these antibiotics in me, get blood drawn four or five times a day. It's terrible. Right now, I've got this IV in my chest, a central line.

    "Nobody knew about the surgery. Some guys over at the facility had it, and it's floating around the locker room. I had to go in, it was emergency surgery. I had a 105 fever, I called Doc [team physician Pat McKenzie] and said, 'I'm not feeling too good,' and we had to rush in and clean out the infection. I don't know what it's called. I guess you could call it a staph infection, but I don't think that's what it was. But I had to rush in and they put a central line in my chest. I won't get this taken out for another month and a half. Three times a day I have to get antibiotics put through it. Courtney, she's my doctor right now."

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Oh and GP, as Dave would say, don't feel the nasty little trolls.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I wouldn't want to feel them or their porky pie women friends, either.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ha! damn you.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    new thread

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    From Mulligan (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/2859826,CST-SPT-mully03.article):

    "Ranking 15th is the magical threshold in the Angelo era, the apex of offensive play since the general manager joined the team before the 2001 season. The Bears ranked 15th on offense in 2006, the year they went to a Super Bowl, which marks the only season they've been higher than 23rd under Angelo. They traded away running back Thomas Jones after that season, a guy then-quarterback Rex Grossman called ''the heart and soul'' of the offense.

    Those were the days when the Bears got off the bus running, at least until the second half of the Super Bowl. They treated the forward pass like a gateway drug that only could lead to disaster.

    Enter the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to add a so-called franchise quarterback to the mix. The Bears jumped and have been falling ever since. They ranked 23rd on offense last season, only the second time they have been above No. 26 in the 32-team league during the Angelo era. Offensive coordinator Ron Turner was fired for his trouble."

    Jesus... JA HAS to go ASAP man. With him at the helm our O is going to be shit forever Makes me really angry. Fucking McCaskeys.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    The Omerta of the NFL means Wrong Turner will never write a book and throw the Bears under the bus. But he should.

    I watched the roast of Hasselhoff on Comedy Central from my DVR last night. Greg Giraldo, the comic who just died of a drug OD, dropped this nuke during the show:

    "Hasselhoff, you are such a drunk. Your liver is so shrunken, black and dead that when people put their ear up to your belly, they hear 'What chu talkin' bout, Willis?'"

    That prompted the Ooooooooh, damn! response from everybody, and was clearly the H-bomb of the evening.

    Karma, as they say, is a bitch.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    The hurt locker weighing in on Moss: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/danpatrick/blog/135101/index.html?eref=fromSI

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dan asked if he wants the Bears to sign Randy Moss. "It wouldn't hurt my feelings," Urlacher said. "He's tough to defend, and I'm not too sad that the Vikings let him go because we play them in two weeks."

    My favourite Bear!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/2855896,CST-SPT-morrissey02.article

    http://www.csnchicago.com/11/01/10/Mullin-Moss-in-same-huddle-as-Cutler-Fri/landing_moon_v3.html?blockID=343368&feedID=626

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/2855844,CST-SPT-bearnt02.article

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=nfp-20101102_odds_on_where_randy_moss_will_end_up

    Look at each article. Some good stuff. One is Moss being good for our team, bad, and where he will most likely go(Hint Can you say Chicago?). The other is about Melton at goalline.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jeff, will you stop making us post comments and they don't show up because you have to review it? Thanks.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    "After further review...."

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Nah, it's just the software, Artoo. I went through that particular paranoia last year. Laying off the chronic helps :o)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-1102-haugh-chicago--20101101,0,478101.column

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/2855896,CST-SPT-morrissey02.article

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/2855844,CST-SPT-bearnt02.article

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=nfp-20101102_odds_on_where_randy_moss_will_end_up

    Take a guess who has the best odds of where Moss will go, The other two are bout how good moss is for us and how he can hurt us. Enjoy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=nfp-20101102_odds_on_where_randy_moss_will_end_up

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.csnchicago.com/11/01/10/Mullin-Moss-in-same-huddle-as-Cutler-Fri/landing_moon_v3.html?blockID=343368&feedID=626

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Melton on goallines]

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/2855844,CST-SPT-bearnt02.article

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    B85S23....typical LDL..... stubborn dipshit!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    O.K. with Moss..A question I have is this:

    Seeing Martzy has JC shooting for a point on the field and Moss is all about physical and the long ball... Does he fit in this system that Martz is shoving down the throat?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    JC needs to get all Jimmy Mac and fuck the playbook, go out street style and draw the play out in the dirt. "Earl you run a dig at the trash can here. Randy you run to the cadillac and shimmy shimmy cocoa-pops and I'll hit you in the numbers. On two ... break!"
    Can I get a witness?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I appreciate Irish' sentiment, but no, of course not. We all spent the first half of the season bitching about 7 step drops with a inexperienced and porous-like-wet-socks OL, and now we want to sign an expensive douchebag that knows how to run one route?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/2855896,CST-SPT-morrissey02.article

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-1102-haugh-chicago--20101101,0,478101.column

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    "me-first quitter" - about right, Mr. Haugh. I really don't want to see that clown wearing GSH on his sleeve.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I'd rather see the diminutive Hester and skinny Knox quitting on their routes and leaving us out to dry. I can't get enough of that shit.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    You have watched Randy play for the last decade, right? He is (uh, was) the second best receiver on the Vikes roster at leaving his QBs out to dry.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Wouldn't that be ...

    Since f'(c)=0 and f''(c)<0

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bears have a better shot of re-acquiring Henry Burris and starting him in place of Cutler this week then signing Moss. Odd's are better that Lovie will fire Martz and move back to a strict T-formation for the rest of the season.

    Just not something the Bears would ever do. Let's not waste any more time discussing it on here, cause it aint gonna fucking happen.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    I cant believe Desmond Clark is getting benched over Manumalua, Fuckin SAD!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    what pisses me off MOST:

    Desmond Clark not playing because of that fat slug Manumalua.
    The Fact that we have no Fullback just baffles me.
    The Fact that we expect Jay Cutler to be great when he has no #1 WR
    The playcalling Pass Run ratio is horrible.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Our FB is on the practice squad, ain't that a doozer?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    You forgot

    The Fact that many people continue to give Cutler's horrible play astupid excuse about a #1.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    WRS=SUCK
    Oh and Hester not returning KR anymore. Is he really such an impact WR that he cant return KICKS anymore?
    Im fucking disgusted with the coaching that we have.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    And that's coming from the FF guru - The Murph ! Sign Moss!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Amen Brotha

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    SIGN MOSS THE BOSS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Sorry lobo: http://www.denverpost.com/csu/ci_16480985

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    No they got the the Super Bowl with Kyle Ortons hands.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    I don't think Orton played a down that season. Rex started every game that year.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Defense and special teams and TJ the whole way.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ah yes he got them to the playoffs in 05 only to be replaced by gross-man who as we all know went on to blow it like he always does.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    mmmmmmmmm.... t-formation

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    (Clash hook)

    Thrillin the nation... with the T-formation...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    '85, if you try posting a single entry with more than 2 links it will bonk. No one is actually reviewing anything, it's the site.

    Also, on the bright side... in order to dissapoint anyone, there has to be an expectation of success in the first place: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/The-10-most-disappointing-NFL-teams-of-2010?urn=nfl-281851

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks MB, didn't know that till now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cutler to Moss - another pick - oh my that ball was just a tad over thrown! We'll just have to "tighten up a few things".

  • In reply to kenbill:

    LDL after the game..."It's just one game I was kind of disappointed in that."

  • In reply to kenbill:

    And I want to know how it's humanly possible that Mr. Hankey can be worse than collins?

    How is God's name do you think he can't do better than a 6.2 passer rating? How? Physics don't even support the possibility of it: http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=5756440

    Oh, and Trac. Common back... and you and Doc stop cat fighting.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Seriously... I'll take the corpse of Ray Charles over Collins.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    I heard you can get that for a 4th right now Sacto.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Or McNabb ?

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Check with Childress, he may be in the market. Minny still has picks.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I bet the corpse of Ray Charles spits more game than #4 if the Deadspin voicemails are for real.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..Are you really surprised? I swear I was drinking the kool-aid with the first couple of games, but reality came to play and I am not looking through those rose colored glasses any longer. I will root for our gladiators but as for management & ownership I say this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2wD5TaMf2k&feature=related

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    No Lobo. Sadly, I'm not.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and now for something completely different:

    Just for you MB..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHPg262Kr9c

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    MB...watching LDL coach us into the ground...my suprised face:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqVBKO_QM3o&feature=channel

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I mean shocked face!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Ha! Exactly Lobo... good memory.

    "You understand the odds of wining are the same as being mauled by a polar bear and a regular bear in the same day"

    Fucking Epic.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Want some eggs eith that "Bacon".

    "Shutdown Corner"?

    Well, well, we don't think TOO much of ourselves, do we, Shane?

    Want some eggs eith that, Bacon?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

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

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Is Brad Childress the Isiah Thomas of the NFL? Beg Favre to return for $20 mil and throw him under the bus in week 7. Trade for Randy Moss and cut him from the team in week 8.

  • In reply to reprisal:

    And the goofy Knicks were STILL ready to hire that mope, Isaiah back!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Moss got fired for taking Jabs at the Vikes - get him in here So !! From Pompei's article :

    "It's difficult to envision the Bears making a run at Moss. They like their top receivers. They don't need to bring in a trouble-maker at midseason. And Moss might not be an ideal fit for Mike Martz' offensive scheme."

    Damn straight, an actual bona fide HOF receiver, what would the Bears want with that ...?

    Barnes isn't listed on the roster or the PS. What gives?

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    dammit Pittsburgh!!!!!

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Ditto on the disturbing photography, I'm sure Nicole enjoyed it though.

    Now. Bust-watch. One of my pre-season worries was of course would Mr. Peppers justify the massive investment we made in his old ass. Sadly our franchise QB is now also on the very same watch-list. But the main reasons we couldn't attract free agents of the caliber of Brandon Marshall (ahem) was the cash we had tied up in Julius. Week 8 of the regular season, just before half way, and Mr. Peppers has given us ... ..... two sacks.

    'But Irish, he's getting double-teamed, he's creating pressure ... yad yada yada'. Julius has been double-teamed since shortly after birth I imagine. Two. Sacks.

    Jerry Angelo must on track for some kind of legendary status as a professional waster of money.

    Bust-watch will return ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    brutal Irish, we bring in Peppers who collapses the pocket like it's his job, Urlacher's back, promote a couple of practice teamers to the D line have a draft pick in DJ Moore who has come to play and have a healthy Pisa resulting in one of the leagues best defenses. What more do you want man? the reason why we aren't 6-1 right now is because we have major problems with our offensive gameplan.

    Please don't become a Yahoo message board type poster on us.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    More than two sacks would be nice. Ninety one million dollars worth of game-changing destruction would be nice. Collapsing pockets? Why do we make average QBs look like studs and give up so many yards?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    This is my first year playing Fantasy Football. I never got into it, but I thought this year I would try it since the web tools are so much better than they used to be.

    I read the SI FF issue during pre-season. I read the 4-letter network blog. And every game, since the DBB league is being played on the 4-letter network's website, I would use the prediction column inside the tool to influence, but not completely rule, my decisions.

    What I've learned: I don't know if it is this year is really weird, but nobody knows shit in FF. The prognosticators columns are good to print out and wipe your ass with, and not much else.

    Every game I've played the ESPN "Line" predicting which team fielded is likely to score more points, I win. Easily. By anywhere from -10 to as much as -30 on the line. If the line was reality, I would be undefeated.

    Instead I am 2-6, and this week's game is close. I didn't play LaGarrate Blount even though I should have and wanted to, because I bought into ESPN saying his prediction was 4 points (he scored 22).

    Nobody, this year, is playing like they should, except for a handful of players. Peyton Manning is still putting up solid FF numbers, just like he was supposed to. But there are tons of huge busts and no consistency from week to week at all.

    I take this as kind of a reflection of the NFL, which seems chaotic. The Bengals are bust, the Cowboys are bust. The Pack may turn it around, but they looked like bust until yesterday.

    It seems quasi-random who breaks out in FF from week to week, and unless you have a crystal ball, you are likely to miss more often than you score. Or, you have to be right on top of the teams, reading every press release and tip of about a game plan and injuries. Follow the twitter feed of NFL trainers. Shit I don't have time or inclination for, I want to laugh at the guys in 'The League' not become them.

    So that is the NFL rant for today. Everything is fucked up in this league.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The ESPN FF 'experts' are hilarious.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Is Jay Cutler Jeff George reincarnated? http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=fleming/101028&sportCat=nfl

    Lets hope that he turns things around. He needs to get rid of his shitty attitude and start taking responsibility for his stupid decisions.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    That article has already been posted.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://s838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/MikeD-2010/?action=view¤t=jeff-george-jpg--jaycutler-jpg.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    DBB's least favorite fat dork complains that Texans need to fire their fat dork.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/peter_king/10/31/monday-morning-qb-week-8/index.html?eref=sihp

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sorry for the repost above, I didn't track with yesterday's thread. One interesting tidbit from the article on SI.

    Suh on fire.
    Sacks by Ndamukong Suh at midseason: 6.5.
    Sacks, combined, by Jared Allen, Julius Peppers, Albert Haynesworth: 5.0

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    Now Suh is a guy you'd want to give up Cutler's price tag for. And throw in Tommie instead of Orton.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Grossman in for McNabb?! Makes me happy Shanahan is not here. Just kidding. Unless he starts saying "Rex is our quarterback."

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Brett Favre with stitches confirms his creation by Dr.Frankenstein. He is one of the undead.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ryan Fitzpatrick had a pass "slip" out of his hand yesterday in O.T.. If________________________________________(fill-in the blank here).

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah GB is looking scary right now and the Queens not so much. But I think our team is going to live and die by the offensive. people can talk about Peppers, Linebacker injuries etc but when the offense is good we win.. when they play like they did last week we lose. Simple. Our D doesnt lose games.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Maximum Dorko is right about one thing: the Raiders are back.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    And all this after drafting a left tackle that had a herniated disc with our first round pick. That we put up with this tool honestly beggars belief. I admire the Japanese. They commit suicide for such heinous incompetence. Angelo the cock-master just strings us along with another line in bull-shit explaining everything away and pointing the finger elsewhere. Hate is a strong word, but I hate him and what he's done to my team. For years and years. Cockmaster.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Peppers needs more sacks but he has been good overall. He didn't show up against the Squawks but the rest of the games he's had a presence. He needs to do more.

    Cutler on the other hand has sucked big hairy moose cocks since we were 3-0. Not good.

    I don't remember anyone saying no to Brandon Marshall around here. Lots of us knew JA/McCheapsky's would never go for it but we all knew he would be better than any WR on the roster.

    JA is beyond horrible. I could live with Lovie keeping his job. I wouldn't be happy about it but that's life. I'll be really pissed if that asshat JA keeps his job. Oh well.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    After last week losing the game on one non-challenge I can't even live with Lovie. Someone else calls the offense, defense and ST, all he has left is his lineups and his red flag and he can't manage either. Our two worst TEs are starting. The wrong running back is starting. Our two worst WRs are starting. He's not even giving us a better chance with the roster we have.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I think Peppers has been making his money. Maybe not in sacks but his presence and qb hits have to be up there. He always seems right back there till the qb throws it away or finds the open receiver.

  • What did everyone think about Moss's getting on to everyone?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Didn't think much of it. He has a ton of respect for the Pats and Bellicheat. Not so much for Chilly and the Queens. Oh well.

  • sounds like it's time to hire a service buddy!

  • Riding Mower roll over. More dangerous than golf cart roll over but less dangerous than Bobcat roll over.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hope it didn't look like this SD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=res8Qtx-MHE

    Something tells me those boys in the video didn't do well in physics class.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I was riding a Great White - or Carcarodon Carcarias as me and my shark-riding crew like to call them - when it suddenly did an eskimo roll while we were in piranha-infested waters. That sucked.

  • So Henry Melton is our new FB then? Sounds good to me, anything to get Manofmoolah on the bench and K. Davis on the field.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..won't happen LDL is to FU@!$%!@%NG stubborn.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I could get semi-hard on that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Melton would be a scary sonofabitch running a FB dive...yikes. Somebody will get killed that way.

  • Never drink and mow. The pictures on TV of you being released from underneath the mower after so many days was very touching. For one brief moment the entire blog was united. And then Randy Moss got cut.

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