Bears at Bills (in Toronto) Game Preview

I can't remember, in my lifetime, a Bears team that had a winning record this late in the season and elicited so little excitement from fans.  They've now had two weeks to ponder their losing streak.  Two weeks to sit in the film room.  Two weeks to read media clippings and doomsday prognostications.

YOUR WHAT ARE THEY 2010 CHICAGO BEARS
over
Les Buffalo Billes

Why Do I like the Chicago Bears this week?
  • I always like the Chicago Bears.
  • Because everybody has quit on them, especially fans.  This is the kind of week where they'll thrash an opponent and give us all hope that they've turned a corner.
  • Because talk of the resurgent Buffalo Bills offense is greatly exaggerated.  They were terrific against the Ravens but Ryan Fitzpatrick was dismal against the Chiefs, throwing about twenty passes in and out of the hands of defensive backs.  
  • Don't look now but the Bears are a turf team.  They have tremendous speed on both sides of the ball.  I'll be interested to see if Mike Martz lets 'em fly Sunday.  I hope he doesn't but I think he will.
  • When a defense is allowing 188.7 yards per game on the ground, you have to be able to run the football, especially coming off your bye week.  If the Bears can't successfully run it Sunday, they won't be successfully running it at all this year.
  • I expect a big rebound game from Jay Cutler.  Did I miss something, by the way?  Has Cutler had some awful season?  He was brutal and cost the Bears the Redskins game but I can't put the offensive woes on him beyond that.  If he really has the thick skin he's claimed to have, we'll know in Canada.
  • My favorite punter in the league is Brian Moorman and I expect he'll keep the ball far away from Devin Hester until the Bears can sustain some drives down the field.  I'm making a prediction.  Bears score on special teams this week.
  • The Bills have only 11 sacks on the season (as do the Bears).  This might be the week J'Marcus Webb and Freaky Frank keep a clean sheet protecting Cutler.
  • Because damn it, you're better than the Buffalo Bills.  And if you lose Sunday, careers are over.  And you have too much damn pride for that, right?
Chicago Bears 27, Buffalo Bills 10

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  • First!

    Anyone else notice Fitzpatrick has grown a homeless man beard?

  • Really looking forward to Sundays game and seeing a solid performance by the Bears O-line. Whats the over/under on run play calls? I say 20.

  • I certainly hope that you are right abput a win on Sunday against the Bills because its the last chance they have for 2010. After reviewing the schedule, I don't see how they can win another game. Final record 5-11.

  • In reply to Oscar:

    5-11.. C'mon man!

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    I say 9-7.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    10-6

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I have no idea what our record will be, for the record.

    But this is little tid-bit is worth reposting from the last thread.

    The Cover two might have gotten us burned for some yards earlier on, but I see just now .....

    ... we are the *best* pass defense in the league in passing TDs allowed. We've given up a measly 4 TD passes versus the Jags' 17 !! No more guff about the Cover Two sucking.

    A couple of weeks ago I thought the Bills would kick our asses with their passing game, not so sure they will now. The Bills were 10th at stopping the run before, now they've dropped. Although we're 5th stopping the run, we are sucking at allowing rushing TDs - tied for 6th worst in the league.

    If Cutler keeps the turnovers down to 4, we've got a chance.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    "I think Dick Butkus just rolled over in his grave..." -MB30SD.

    "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." - Dick Butkus.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    hahahahaha! Exactly Al, exactly!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Over the past two seasons, tailback Matt Forte has 44 carries in goal-to-go situations. He has scored only four touchdowns on those carries, including only one of 11 this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

    Hellloooo Chester

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Sorry, I blame Turner/Martz and the O line on most of those. I'm still a Forte believer.

  • In reply to Church:

    I concur, I just think we need to give chester the molestor a chance the line of goal.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Offensively, we just have no answer on 3rd and 1, whether it's 1 yard or 1 inch.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    We have the Cutler sneak!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I had two idols growing up as a little kid, Water Payton and Johnny Unitas. I never seen Johnny U play, but read a great biography in grade school. I grew up close to Alan "the Horse" Ameche also, so he was also a hero.
    No one was better than Walter in my mind. I judge all running backs compared to Walter's intensity. Nobody's been close since he retired. He played for every inch. Me, my brother, and our friends destroyed my parents couch diving over the pile and fighting for every inch.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    The first NFL Championship game I ever watched was the Browns rolling over the Colts in 1964.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I was stunned that Johnny U. could be shut out.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    +1

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    1 Rice, Jerry
    2 Brown, Jim
    3 Taylor, Lawrence
    4 Montana, Joe
    5 Payton, Walter

    WTF!!!! Jerry, LT and Joe Cool before Payton did somebody get a Lap Dance or sucked off on this, because that sucked!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Butkus was better than LT and how Walter is not #1 or #2 is beyond me.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +1 Canada Ican't beleive it either...I think it was Al who had expressed it is impossible to judge one era from another and I agree. But all but JB a from the same era he should of been as you said #1 or #2.

    p.s. your firing up a Molsen Golden this weekend? or do we need to send you some Old Style from the states.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    That is LAUGHABLE, folks. In a "funny movie that WASn'T MEANT TO BE FUNNY" sort of way.

    Anyone that approves THAT LIST should have to make wee-wee in a cup and be screened.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I wish I could Lobo but I gave all that up 16+ years ago. I always tell people I'm allergic to alcohol. When I drink I break out in handcuffs. It would be a lot funnier if there wasn't some truth to it. Around here it seems like Kokonee is popular along with smaller boutique brews. I used to like Guinness and Watney's. Of course, the biggest problem was I would drink anything.

    When I lived in the States I drank Old Stool Light. Super cheap and always on sale. WOO-HOO!

    I live in Western Canada so I won't be going to the game. Damn it!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Been thinking about it, reading the tea leaves, and logicalizing it... I honestly think Martz pulls his head out and calls the right game this week... because of the media pressure, job security pressure, or whatever. I think we finally play the complete game that has eluded us for 2 years and we use the creative short, and running, games to put out a consistent, solid effort. Specials and D play like they have been, but get the help from a scoring O that they need to be great.

    I don

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..Martzy needs to get some:

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

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    new thread

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    All of these top 100 shows have to cater to peolpe of our generation. Of course Sid Luckman still holds a ton of records, of course Jim Thorpe was the greatest athlete to ever play the game.. but we dont have any good film on them and people like us never saw them play. So they put a bunch of guys we all know and watched in the top 10. I'm surprised they went all the way back to the 60's for Butkus.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    http://www.molsoncoors.com/

  • In reply to kenbill:

    sheite jack!!! tells you how much I pay attention to corporate beers...damn here in the SW all I see is Coors & Bud and assumed that Coors was still owned by Coors himself. boy am I out of it..just as bad as Miller...crap! I will stick to the smaller home brews.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Jeez, when did Coors buy Molson and Miller? By the way, do you guys, in the midwest still find Coors Original? I've been in SC for about 10 years and have seen it 5 or 6 times on the shelf. Weird. and Sad.

  • In reply to Church:

    end...I think Miller bought Coors and their products and as for the rest:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_Brewing_Company

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    nice, thanks

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I had a dream last night that The Bills beat us 45-0. no bullshit, and I started to cry. lol

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    fresno..that was no dream that was a "F"ing nightmare brother!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I just destroyed my parent's couch.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Jeff, that game where Ryan didn't throw that well, it was windy has hell that game. I don't know Matt Cassells stats but I remember watching that game and kickers not being able to get anything in because of the wind.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Confirm wind speed, direction and mean temperatures, Artoo. I've got a bad feeling about this ....

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Re: This evenings posts -bartender would you please get the Comprehensive NFL Football Book or whatever is beneath the top shelf in the cabinet...ok thanks.

    Note: Bears will grind the bones of the Bills

    BEARS - BEARS - BEARS - Confidence?

    Jack Predicto says Bears win them all.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    They may be 1 and 6 (or 1 and 7 by Jerra's reckoning) BUT,there are STILL reasons to go to a Cowboys' game...

    http://deadspin.com/5680796/front-row-lap-dance-at-the-cowboys-game?skyline=true&s=i

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Jebus H Christopher!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    LOL. If a $10 steel can of Miller Lite turns your woman into this, you may wish to find another woman....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No, that's pretty much what you need a woman for. Nice seats.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm not going to make any predictions as to what the hell is going to happen the rest of the season because it can go either way.
    We can continue to watch the offense stumble around the field and pretend they are proffesional football players risking the well being of a very talented young QB. This of course would be a shame and would be very difficult to watch..but I WOULD.
    Or....if by some amazing feat these guys pull their heads out of there asses and start playing some football at a level they are most certainly capable of, it is feesable to save this season. Do we have the talent? I think we do...and the coaching..we're halfway there now and if Mr. Martz would just adjust more and stay with what's working, then the long bombs will come sooner or later. As far as LDL goes, well he needs to get his head out of his ass and pay attention to what is going on out on the field and quit worrying about how his hair looks on the overhead monitor.
    I guess what I'm trying to say is that all these guys have to do is go out on the field and take care of business. That simple. It's all up to them.

    Bear Down Bears!!!!

  • In reply to Church:

    I blame the people responsible for not having a 250+lb fullback on the active roster. Forte is a finess back, outside the tackles, Taylor isn't much bigger. I so wish we had a Michael Bush type back. Things would have been so different with Unga/Tofu in the mix. That sucked.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    I second that emotion..."C'mon, man!"

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    +1000 Coach.

    Look end, I'm also a matty believer... just not on shirt yardage/gl man. How many times do you have to watch the dude just run up the asses of our pathetic linemen and fall down? Chester MAKES holes.

    Matty really special in open space and can make serious shit happen when given the right plays to allow his true talents to shine... martz needs to use him in the creative short game, not try to prove that he's an ever down workhorse back.. instead of a specialist he is.

    Why do you want us to continue to try and to use a gardenweasel as a toothbrush?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, I hear ya man. Remember way back, during the Carolina game. The holes were not there (granted we had a couple nice outside traps), but Forte just kind of bounced off the linemen, hopped outside and was gone. Where did that Matt go?
    Don't get me wrong, I like Taylor too. One of my favorite things to watch in football is a running back drag two linebackers for three yards in the forward direction.
    In fact, I'm not sure both of these guys should be in at the same time waaay more often. If there are not plays in the Martz playbook for it, there should be.

  • In reply to Church:

    100% man... I'm ALLL for a split back set with those two. no one would know where it was going to come from.

  • In reply to Church:

    That was only two plays though. I think he put up half his yards on two plays. And yours truly would have run through those holes.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's not that I don't like Forte, I just end up comparing every Bear back to Walter or Neal Anderson. Forte has big shoes to fill. Walter didn't always have good lines either, so he made up for it with talent. Bear running backs are unfortunate - like linebackers - in having to be constantly compared to those that went before. If we had that big bruising back then they would all compliment each other beautifully. But that line is two drafts away from approaching good. By which time, even the biggest die-hard homer Kreutz fan will have to admit that we need a new center. Three years we need for the right crew, on the assumption that sphincter-buster is no longer the GM in charge of flushing draft picks down the toilet.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    "Thought are we that who they were we and was, will be."

    Any version of the above sequence has been eliminated from the English Language.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    nanoo, nanoo.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    "Hey TC, officer Dibble's comin'"

    - Brains, Top Cat.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Hamlet Act II, 2nd scene.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "Heeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy."

    - Arthur Fonzerelli, Happy Days.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    "Want me to punch-a-size your face, for free?"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmBKcIl4so0

  • In reply to kenbill:

    btw... this thing on?

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I hope we see some new plays and tricks this week. Bennett supposedly has an arm, let's run the ol' Sweetness sweep option pass.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    It's really a shame that Kevin Smith broke his ankle last year in pre-season and got run from the NFL. He was looking good behind Forte as the bruising punch. Taylor is nice, but since we get no production from K. Bell, we coulda used that bruiser.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not to be picky, GP, but that was Kevin JONES.
    Kevin Smith is lugging the ball for Detroit.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Nah, that was picky. It's okay Dan, you can call him Kevin Smith. Hey everybody, Kevin Smith is now known as Kevin Jones, the real Kevin Smith will be referred to as Jahvid's backup, with the fucked up smile. The gang-banger crack-smoker-lookin' dude.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Jay Cutler has started two games against the Buffalo Bills, both when he played for the Denver Broncos. In the 2007 season opener, he completed 23 of 39 passes for 304 yards with one touchdown, one interception and an 81.6 passer rating in a 15-14 road victory. Late in the 2008 season, Cutler connected on 25 of 45 passes for 359 yards with no TDs, one interception and a 72.4 rating in a 30-23 home loss. By the way, he was only sacked once in each game.

    Shit, I think the bill's get their first win, and if they don't thank you JJ for playing like the qb your paid to being paid to be.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I hear you, Bears85. I really worry about the big "goose egg" the bills are bringing to Toronto.

  • In reply to Oscar:

    Stop being such a negative douche Harold. We can win any game on our schedule.

  • In reply to Oscar:

    How about we quit "reviewing the schedule". It's a waste of time given the week-to-week proposition that IS the NFL these days.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Finally, an intelligent comment.

  • In reply to Oscar:

    I'm predicting a huge game from forte. 150 yards rush/rec

  • In reply to Oscar:

    We're playing an 0-7 Team. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

  • In reply to Oscar:

    "Les Billes"?

    I don't know "aboot" that, hoser. Game would need to be in Montreal for all that "Frog talk" eh?

    I guess the Bears played a pre-season game there )Montreal)against the Allouttes in the 50s.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The Bears played a pre-season game in Ireland. True or false?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Has to be true, there's no other fucking logical explanation for you being as rabid a Bears fan as you are. You're supposed to be cheering for man u (or some shit) for fuck sake.

  • Harold, have you seen Minnesota play? They are terrible.

  • 27-10? That's pretty bold, but I kinda like it.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Unrealistic, not bold. How do we score 27 points? Where do they come from? Your two starting receivers - halfway through the season - have caught one pathetic TD apiece. We are 27th in the league at scoring points, averaging 18 per game. 29th in yards per game.

    So how does the worst o-line in football, with the worst receiving corps, with a shell-shocked, bad-decision-making QB at the helm ... combined with an insane OC and moronic HC put up 27? We won't need to, Buffalo average 18.7 points a game.

    Battle of the basement.

    16-13 Bears.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    By the way, 'the key to our offense' - Greg Olsen - averages less than 3 catches per game. They're the kind of numbers a 'blocking' TE puts up.

  • Jeff, these words should never be uttered again: "My favorite punter..."

    I think Dick Butkus just rolled over in his grave... wait...

    Personally I don't give a shit that we win this game, of course I do if we lose, but what I mean is beating an 0-7 team (no matter how scrappy) isn't going to be a reasonable barometer of any 'resurgence'. The next 2, maybe 3 games after that will tell us everything we need to know about the destiny of this season, and the future of our management.

    Maybe we should try to lure another ex-bronco, Jake the snake, out of handball heaven? http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Ex-NFL-QB-Jake-Plummer-is-playing-a-new-sport-th?urn=nfl-282499

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    dude....stop.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Which part FQ?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dude - you beat me to it! I have only ever admired one player at that position. Ray Guy. Every other punter is just a guy that can't play football.

  • exchanged Manning for Barry Sanders. what the fuck is wrong w/ NFL?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Top 10:

    1) Sweetness
    2) Jim Brown
    3) LT
    4) Butkus
    5) Barry Sanders
    6) Reggie White
    7) Jerry Rice
    8) Johnny U
    9) Joe Cool (the real one)
    10) Deion Sanders

    and let me say something about Neon-Deon: that dude was as arrogant as they come, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better CB. dude is the gold-standard; Revis wishes he could be as half as good as Deion. dude shut his side of the field DOWN...and if you even THOUGHT about throwing it to his side, pick 6. and then what happens on 4th down? gotta punt to him....

    and if that's not enough, dude comes to the combine to do his 40. no stretching or anything....runs a high 4.2 in sweatpants (as legend has it). c'mon now.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I'll take Dick "Nigh Train" Lane over Neon Deion.

    A still-record 14 picks in a season (a TWELVE GAME season) and he got that nickname from the way he hit folks.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    8-8 for the season no playoffs... my prediction. and Lovie comes back.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    FRESNO...damn you on that prediction.....about LDL

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    1. Who doesn't
    2. The real thought is has LDL pulled his head out of his ass
    3. agree the pundits are just not willing to give the Bears any kudos
    4. Of course it's Martzy he's and idiot savant
    5. run the ball? what's that? "We get off the Bus running" remeber that phrase. lol
    6. the proof is in the pudding
    7. If our #1 WR would just wrap his head around that he can score anytime when he is in PR's and ask "F"ing LDL to put him back on KR we might score on special teams
    8. still don't believe in this O-line time for bootleg's..ooppps I forgot seven step drop.."F"ing Martzy
    9. win win 9-6....all field goals

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Ew! THAT, Fresno, is a "Daily-Double" I hope you don't hit.

    But, I have to admit, it's a definite possibility.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I bet if they go 8-8 they make the playoffs.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I refuse to list any LB higher than Butkus. Deion was a true shutdown corner but he wouldn't stick his nose in there and tackle. You can't be the best if you seriously lack a fundamental requirement for the job. I'm with Al, I'd take Night Train over him. Not to mention Night Train has the better nickname.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    +1 on my fellow Lithuanian, Mr. Butkus.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    LT is way too high. Best pass rushing LB ever? Damn sure. #3 best *player* of all time ... ?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Actually, I have a hard time putting any PLAYER ahead of Dick Butkus

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I'm ready to see the Bears blow out the Bills. The continuity is coming.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    That's more like a top ten I'd sign my name on. Question for you though FQ. AS an overall player there could be a case for Deion, but not as a corner. I'd be interested to hear what others think on Rod V Deion.

    From http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=467

    If You Look At Rod Woodson He Has:

    862 Tackles
    13.5 Sacks
    71 Interception
    1483 Interception Yards
    12 Interception Touchdowns
    155 Pass Deflections
    12 Force Fumbles
    137 Fumble Yards
    1 Fumble Touchdown
    2 Kick Returns
    2 Punt Returns
    4894 Kick Returns Yards
    2362 Punt Returns Yards
    Total - 17 Touchdowns / 8876 Yards / 83 Turnovers

    If You Look At Deion Sanders He Has
    387 Tackles
    1 Sacks
    53 Interception
    1331 Interception Yards
    9 Interception Touchdowns
    80 Pass Deflections
    8 Force Fumbles
    15 Fumble Yards
    1 Fumble Touchdown
    3 Kick Returns
    6 Punt Returns
    3523 Kick Returns Yards
    2199 Punt Returns Yards
    Total - 19 Touchdowns / 7068 Yards / 61 Turnovers

    If You Look At The Stats
    Woodson Has More Total Yards , Punt Returns , Kick Returns , Interception Yards , Fumbles Yards

    More Force Fumble , Interception , Pass Deflections , Sacks , Tackles

    More Interception Touchdowns Then It Changes
    Kick Returns And Punt Returns Goes To Primetime

    Rod Has Like 500 More Tackles
    12 More Sacks
    18 More Interceptions
    4 More Force Fumbles
    3 More Interception Touchdowns
    150 More Interception Yards
    100 More Fumble Yards
    50 More Pass Deflection
    1300+ Kick Returns Yards
    100+ Punt Returns Yards
    1800+ Total Yards
    22 More Total Turnovers

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'll take Rod, thank you. For me, Neon Deion cannot shed the image of being a finesse guy who avoided contact.

    I don't recall Rod Woodson being a blatant self-promoter, either.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    He was real quiet when Neon was interviewed on Total Access about *only* being #34 and they threw up Woodson and Neon's stats. No need to say anything, they spoke for themselves.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Like it or not, Sweetness makes #5 after the bnarrator calls him the 'most complete player of all time' in the segment. Isn't that what they were rating? Players, not positions?

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/chicago-bears/09000d5d81bdf8a5/Top-100-Walter-Payton

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Woodson in a hearbeat. He was a badass and a great cover corner and also evolved later in his career into a stellar safety. sick.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Ha! A template for Tillman to move to safety? Get in the gym, Peanut!

  • Not a bad list Doc. These are so subjective.

    Brown was a stud, no question, and is certainly a worthy #1. He never blocked like Walter, tho' in his defense, I don't believe he was ever asked to block. On the other hand, he played with the "Wider" hash marks too, which were NOT beneficial to runners.

    By the way its Hutson.

    Also, I HAVE to take Unitas over Montana or Manning because

    A) The rules were NOT so gerry-mandered to favor passing and
    B) He took an absolute POUNDING in the days where defenders could committ just short of homicde before seeing a hankie for roughing.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    +100 Al. Totally agree.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Another thing about Johnny U., in his day he was the unquestioned best QB in the league. There was him at #1 and whomever was #2 was light years away.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Except for maybe Y.A. Tittle. Remember, tittle set the TD pass mark at 36 (14 game season) that stood for a LONG time. (He said, once again showing what an old codger he is).

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Oh, the late former Bear, George Blanda, tossed 36 for the Oilers in the old AFL, too.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Forgot about him and Otto. I don't remember much about Otto. I do remember the Bears beating the shit out of Y.A. in 1963. SWEET.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    No love for Jim Kelly either. Joe Namath is on this list. Jim Kelly's career was amazing from start to finish, and what a guy. Namath was on a team that won a super bowl. Period. And it wasn't because of him being at QB either. Jim Kelly. Legend.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Does taking a pounding make you a better QB AL? Just askin'....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    No, being great in spite of said pounding does.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And Jerry rice being #1 is just starting to grind. Best receiver ever? Yes. No question. #1 player of all time? C'mon. Two HOF QBs throwing him the ball - one the GOAT, Joe Cool. The other was the highest rated passer in history. Notice in all those highlights, the ball is always right there. As if by magic ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Agree with ya on Rice. I was shocked last night. I assumed Walter and Dick would both be top 5 with Walter at 1 or 2 (behind Jim Brown). I turned it on when they were doing #4. Didn't see either tribute for Walter and Dick.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    One last thing. How can a WR be the best player of all time? WR's touch the ball 5-10 times a game and on a lot of plays don't really do much. Really shocking to me.

  • With the wider hashes the sidelines were often more of a 12th defender and the defense could really stack the 'wide side' more than they can now. It's no accident that OJ cracked 2,000 yards the first year of the narrower hash marks.

  • If there was no alcohol the population of this planet would be about 1 or 2 Billion peeps. The Earth'spopulation has doubled in 40 years. Is that because of a decrease in the popularity of contraception or improved logistics in alcohol manufacturing and distribution?

    Here's Tom with the sports ....

  • Manning rant imminent. Turn away now. Get Peyton Manning the fuck out of there man. One super bowl, in which he was the worst player on the field that day apart from our secondary ... I mean Brady has three rings and he's thirteen spots behind Turtlehead? Bradshaw if you want to go there (defense, okay, okay). Otto Graham pees all over Peyton. in 11 seasons as a professional athlete, his teams made the championship all eleven years, winning eight titles. P Manning is perhaps the biggest choker in history.

    And Ring magazine had Ali at number two behind Sugar Ray Robinson. Ali couldn't knock Frazier down in three fights. Foreman knocked Frazier down six times before he knocked him out inside two rounds. Just sayin' ...

    Sweetness at #5 is quite frankly stunning. As is Jerry Rice at the top. Who was Jerry without Joe? That's the question. Joe was the best QB I ever saw. If Rice played for the Indianapolis Colts or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kids today wouldn't know his name - he and Don Hutson should be a lot closer together. For all round talent Sweetness should have been top three easy. I mean Jim Brown was a better *football* player ? I never got that, never understood - somebody who saw him play needs to explain that to me. running the ball I'll listen to the arguments, but a better *player* ? Why ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Good point about Bo Jackson, he's easily in my top five running backs. It's supposed to be the best players, not the biggest statistical leaders.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'd take Gale Sayers over Bo Jackson any day of the week.

  • I'd like to.

  • Jesus... pithy stuff tonight.

    "Meow"

  • Bears win this game, Why? cause i dont see our defense letting these chumps beat them. Im not sayin our offense wins the game for us. Im sayin out D wins this for us.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Hope so. Losing one you're supposed to win is bad enough having lost to the Skins and the Hags, but letting an 0-7 team pee on your leg is just not cool.

  • Copied and pasted, bro! His words. Seventeen hours a day on this blog is quite enough thank you :o)

  • Man, yeah. What about the Juice? Awesome back. Only player to ever rush for more than 2,000 yards in a 14-game season and he averaged 6 yards a rush that year. He also holds the record for the single season yards-per-game average - 143.1 ypg. Held the single game rushing record for a couple of years until Sweetness broke it. Four time NFL rushing champion. Beautiful runner. Legend.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    murderer

  • I was surprised to see Jerry in the top five - he had two HOF QBs throwing him the ball, one was the GOAT Joe Cool, the other is the highest rated passer of all time. Expected Brown to be higher than Walter because of the apparent unwritten rule that says you're a dumbasss if you don't agree that JB was the greatest back. I don't agree with that, so I'm a dumbass. He didn't block, didn't do anything other than run, and then they say in Walter's clip he was the most complete player ever - and then put him at #5!!

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-playbook/09000d5d81bdc2df/Playbook-How-Bills-can-get-first-win

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/buffalo-bills/09000d5d81bdcb21/Week-9-Bears-vs-Bills-Preview

    Their #51 and Steve Johnson need to get nobbled.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And we won't have to face Merriman on Sunday ...

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81bdb9f7/article/bills-expect-merriman-to-report-friday-could-play-nov-14

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Just had a sweet thought. It's a possibility, now that the trade deadline has passed, that Jerry Angelo will make no more trades nor waste any more draft picks.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    You will if he is still drafting for us lol

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    i cant even begin to tell you how much i hate listening to joe theeesman. tool.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Obviously we all want Walter and Butkus 1-2, but I can't argue with Jerry Rice being the best. Dude revolutionized the position. His stats are so above and beyond any other player relative to his peers. He was a great player in the league for 20 years.

  • Doc, calm down my brother. First Trac and now Irish. You're starting to look like Sherman on his march through Georgia. Just kidding!

  • I was about 99% sure you were kidding with Irish. I was 100% sure you weren't kidding with Trac. Can't say that I disagree with ya.

  • ITS ASS HAT'S LIKE YOU THAT ARE DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY NITTY. YOU ARE LIKE A PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS AND YOUR PLACE IS RESERVED FOR YOU. GO AHEAD, LAUGH, YOU DISGUST ME, WHAT A CREEP YOU ARE, YOU SICK BASTARD.

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