Hester to Kickoff Returns. Now.

The following is a column I have written about 92 times.

The Bears converted Devin Hester to wide receiver because they wanted him to touch the ball more than the half dozen times a game he would on special teams.  (He has 25 touches on offense this season, a tad more than 3 a game).  They wanted to use his speed to stretch defenses vertically, keep defensive linemen honest with the occasional end around and get him the ball in the open field - where he's most dangerous.  They were willing to abandon the game-changing skill and crowd-inspiring thrill his returns provided on an almost-weekly basis.  And the Bears did get their speedy wide receiver.  They drafted Johnny Knox with the 140th overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft.

Knox and Hester are essentially the same player with the same skill set and playing them both is becoming an exercise in redundancy.  Knox is a more accomplished route runner.  Knox is a better threat down the field.  Knox has more reliable hands.  Knox is, quite obviously, a better wide receiver than Hester.  And you know why?  Because he's been playing wide receiver for a much longer time.
And if the argument has been that Devin Hester no longer returns kickoffs as a means of concentrating his attention on playing receiver, I'm advocating instituting that policy for Knox.  The rotation of Danieal Manning and Johnny Knox on kickoff returns has been reliable and damn good but it lacks the electricity and coach-defying presence of Devin Hester.  Teams used to boot the ball out of bounds to avoid Hester.  They would dribble these nonsense kicks to the thirty.  Hester not only dominated on Sunday.  He dominated Tuesday through Saturday in opposing meeting rooms.
I've been fighting this fight for too long now and I'll never stop.  Devin Hester is the greatest kick returner in the history of the NFL.  Every time someone else in a Bears uniform returns a kickoff it should be considered a poor in-game decision by Lovie Smith.  Every time an opposing coach is able to kick the ball off to our deep man without worry, it should be considered a poor game-planning maneuver by Lovie Smith.  For me, the decision to move Devin Hester off kick returns is the defining decision of the Lovie Smith tenure.  And if Lovie is serious about this new Era of Accountability, he should start by recognizing his own mistake and move Hester back to the goal line against the Minnesota Vikings.  The three touches he might have are not reward enough to risk cloaking his all-world ability.  
Make the right decision, Lovie.  It might just be the decision that earns you a new a contract.

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  • Great read Blogfather. Devin "knows" the Offense now, so just rotate him in if he gets winded. Maybe Lovie will realize, but I doubt it.

  • Maybe every time a team goes to kick off to us, everyone in Soldier could chant "Devin! Devin!". He'd hear that.

  • In reply to Church:

    He = Lovie

  • In reply to Church:

    Crown... 1000 points for your epic post boychick. Very nice.

    Couple other things:

    1. Irish, stafford hurt his

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nope, the Cowboys should be getting their tummies rubbed for rolling over like that.
    Wade is gone.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    It's official, btw - Garrett is taking over as interim HC as of 10 minutes ago.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Amazing. Jones says he won't can him, and then he cans him. His word is shit. And if your word is shit then you are shit, Sir. Cowboys calling for Garrett's head the way we did for Wrong Turner's. And who does Jerry install as the HC? Unbelievable. Still, he has three super bowls.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yep - Jones is problem #1 with the Cowboys and has been since he pissed off the real JJ.
    Garrett had better pray that his guys wake up or he will be hanging out with Wade (I feel for the guy - his job has always been impossible with Jerry hanging over his shoulder, making horrid personnel decisions).

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    What the Bears do does not resemble what the Steelers and the Bengals were doing tonight. THIS is FOOTBALL........

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    1. That's cool. Garrard, Palmer, Fitzpatrick etc. are always available. And Fitzy was the Studliest QB over the last month (before the Bears game)!

    2. Boys will be girls! At least Trac show he's above swapping barbs. Attacking a poster based purely on gender is just sad though. The endpoint of that road is serial killing.

    3. Yes, the whole way through. This blog would be knee deep in blood had Harris not pulled down that last interception, they nail the FG and pip us in overtime.

    4. Lovie may or may not go. But will Ginnie eat $24-$30 million of Angelo's contract? Not on your nelly.

  • In reply to Church:

    And having Manning returning KOs after just finishing a series on defense (usually a long one since the other team just scored) means he does not have fresh legs in there. Silly.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    My thoughts exactly. I've never noticed how they rotate between Knox and Manning, though. Does Knox usually come in after the opposition has just scored on a long drive? Because it is foolish to throw Manning out there in that situation.

  • In reply to Church:

    We could hijack the TV signal to the Jumbotron and flash "DEVIN ON KICKOFFS" for 1/100th of a second every few seconds. Even though subliminal tricks are banned, this is a just cause and an exception is suitable, doncha think?

  • In reply to Church:

    Manning is second in the league in kickoff return yards for active players. Manning led the NFL in '08 with a 30 yard kickoff return average. He has been one of the best KO returners in the league for several years now. I wouldn't mess with that. Unless they totally give up on Hester as a WR (which ain't gonna happen) or DA somehow gets on the coaches good side, this just aint gonna happen.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    HOLY SHEITE!!!!!!! BLOGFATHER....+1000000000000000000000 squared..Why does the experiment need to go on!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    C'mon Crown. No one is floggin' Manning. But, you have to admit, if Hester is returning kicks don't you think he would be leading the league with a +30 return average? Especially if you count all the times we get the ball at the 40.

  • In reply to Church:

    Hester is better on punt returns because he doesn't have to think Ender; he just has to react and hit that fuckin hole, gap, crease or whatever other vagina-related names you'd like to insert. Manning is better in being patient, seeing the field and waiting for blocks to develop. He's a better thinking returner and is just as fast if not faster than Hester. Manning is due for a big KO return soon and I think it's coming. I haven't given up on the Hester to WR yet. We all know he's not what people define as a #1, but he still can be very good. I think another position transition for da Skunk could hurt him.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I also like DH at punt returner because in that situation, kicking out of bounds is a reasonable option...and if they don't, it's off to the races.
    What I'm getting at is that the fear factor when Skunk is returning punts is at least as valuable in terms of field position as his actual returns. On kick-offs, DM has equivalent value.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And Knox should be taken off of partial KO duty. I could see him getting seriously hurt or his career ended by a devastating hit on a return. He's too fragile to be back there.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Agreed

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Yep - and then we'd be screwed.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    And if we lose Knox we're losing the guy that gets us a TD every 8 games ... wait ...

  • In reply to Church:

    Jeff, 100% right. Devin Hester not returning kicks is killing me. He is the single greatest kick returner in the history of the game. I'm going to call the score until i get a movement going. this shit has to stop. Hester must be our returner for fucks sake.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Let me know if I can help. I like movements.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Btw, who do we have to trade (*cough*Olsen*cough*) to get payton Hillis:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crIzRyONz5k

    and

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7NI_Ut2Wu4

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hillis for Olsen straight up would redeem JA for perhaps two more years around here.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Except that Cleveland is set at TE; they had more than 170 yards receiving from the TE spot versus Pittsburgh between Ben Watson and the Moore kid.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "that earns you a new a contract."

    Jeff, common man! First the punter comment, and now this? Jeff, there is only one circumstances that should enable lovie smith to come back and coach the chicago bears

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/news/story?id=5780262

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What? No misogyny today? - What will we do?

    "Never eat at a place called "Moms".
    Never play cards with a man called "Doc".
    Never ever sleep with anyone whose problems are worse than your own".
    Nelson Algren

    Chester Taylor will grind the bones of the Vikings.

    Brad Childress remains King Edward VII.

    Brad Favre is Susan Lucci in drag.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Never eat at a place called "Mom's Vadge"

    Also, never play cards with a man whose name contains an American city.

    Never ever sleep with anyone whose problems are worse than your own ... unless of course her mouth is occupied with your one-eyed Jap ....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    THE SATS DON"T LIE!!!!

    Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
    M. Forte 14 49 0 22-should be double
    J. Cutler 5 39 0 18
    C. Taylor 10 13 1 4-more please!
    D. Hester 1 -1 0 -1-WTF?

    you may want to say we had a balance attack but when your QB is your #2 runner is not good! yes. quality over quantity, but I see JC getting clipped out there..worst than him getting sacked.

    STOP THE EXPERIMENT!!!!

    Receiving REC YDS TD LG
    E. Bennett 4 52 1 26
    J. Knox 3 49 0 24
    G. Olsen 3 29 1 18-needs to be SR no TE
    D. Hester 2 23 0 16-WTF? Go KR/PR
    C. Taylor 1 14 0 14-should be more
    M. Forte 3 12 0 6--should be more deep

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I'm no fan of Johnny Knox's but I do believe he caught a touchdown this year.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The results are in - The Most Moronic Headline of the Day -

    David Haugh - "The Bears Could Have Been Beaten"

    Hey David - "These Are The Dave's I Know") - Those sons of bitches with the laser rays from Marvel Comics - Seige - could have actually destroyed Soldier Field, but fortunately for us all it did not happen, Dave. Avengers Assemble.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    jack-com'n bro it's all about the spin and it's sales from it! That's what you get.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Lobotobear - That's right and I get it - I just get angry - You know what I mean? What with the repressed memory stuff and being in the "twilight zone"...

    By the way - Can we get Bennett a nitro-juiced Volvo somehow?

  • In reply to kenbill:

    it's all good

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Keef time for Mr. Iverson...

  • In reply to kenbill:

    jack...fire up the hooka

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Nurse Ratched came by and I'm "resting comfortably".

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I happen to be a registered nurse myself(I know, like Greg Focker), and 'resting comfortably' is a very popular phrase to document.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Baaaaaaaaahahahah... dude, ben. That is awesome man. Thank goodness for people like you who want to help others. I'm just a capitalist pig.

    "You got a real soft touch doc"

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I guarantee that Wade was not the problem in Dallas.

    We can't trade anyone till after the season is over. As much as I would be ok with trading Olsen away for a blocker or Hillis, it won't happen this season.

    Can we please give the ball to Chester Taylor everytime in Goalline. He actually fights for yards. If there isn't a hole he makes one.

    I am ok with Hester being on punt return, kickoff return ,and offense.

    I think we can spare him on offense for a few plays but get him in the offense to make them think.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Aren't Chester and Matt about the same weight? We need a fullback or a Michael Bush type HB. Taylor isn't going to knock anyone into the middle of next week. Damn, give Henry Melton the ball. Who's going to stop him in his tracks?

  • In reply to kenbill:

    He whom can wield this red flag, shall possess the power of Lovie!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Nice Thor reference, GPL.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    its simple: Hester returning gives everyone in the crowd a HARD ON, whether your a woman or man.

    This is like taking Jerry Rice from a WR and making him a Safety.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Bears Chick, The offer still stands. I will take you to the Vikes game and be nothing but a gentleman. But when we get home, I will immediately tap into the persona of James Harrison and Massoquia your ass to the point of submission. Oh, and I'll give you some advance notice that I call my wang Mongo.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Common man! I'm at work and can't show that much (positive) emotion... they smell it like sharks and will attack.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ok MB Ok. I don't want a widespread fear boner epidemic to break out at your office.

    But, I think we've found our new business saavy GM:

    http://sg.linkedin.com/pub/king-wang-poon/6/416/a7b

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Ho.Ly.Sheit.Muslim

    Why... oh why god, does King Wang Poon not have a profile picture?

    I am honestly speachless Crown. Holy shit.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Ah, the Fear Boner. The League is certainly reaching for material right now isn't it. It's fatally unrealistic in characterisation, can I say that? I know cats don't talk, and that Top Cat could never happen, but this thing is based in reality. Ruxin is insane, the commissioner dude and his wife? No one talks like that. Taco? He's a cartoon. No one is like that. The idea was novel, but it's written by people who shouldn't be providing material for the TV.

    Bring back Shiva!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Jay Glazer thinks John Fox is a good bet to wind up taking over in Dallas next season.

    Of course, the REAL problem in "Big D" can't be fired, can you, Jerra?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    He has three superbowls as GM.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    You don't really BELIEVE that, do you, Irish?

    That was Jimmy Johnson's handywork.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And one of the best O-lines in history.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Drafted by ...?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Touche

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Coincidence then. He beats the Bears ownership by some degree, then again ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Honesty, what in the fuck is this lady going to do with Peanut's glove. As witnessed by many of you guys, the continued yuppyization of Soldier and Bears fans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPchXgrms7c

    He may be slowing down man, but I love peanut. He's a bad ass.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If she gets off and the glove what happens with the rest of the body parts!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think this guy is going to get fined: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDzK-jMptK0

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Queens got "housed' on a kick-off return by the Cardinals Sunday.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wade Phillips walked off after game with a "my work is done here" look. With a Roman Empire backstabbing sneer during the game, Jason Garrett could hardly wait for the Jerry Jones (Donald Trump) firing.

    Run Hester everywhere - return kickoffs, return punts, run pass option, reverses, screens --- Run Hester, Run.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Seriously, can anyone who's father was a coaching legend in the NFL just get handed a job? Has anyone ever succeeded at HC when their dad was a legend? And Rex Ryan hasn't done shit yet before anyone throws out his name.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What would it take to get dempsy and his jacked up foot to visit Jerry's house late at night and use that thing for some evil on Jerry's head (too much?)?

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2zuehi/i.cdn.turner.com/si/.element/img/4.0/global/swapper/201011/101108.05.jpg/r:t

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A train ticket to the Big Easy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lovie's coaching perfectly personified by photo:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-week-9-chicago-bears-buffalo-bills-photos,0,7305688.photogallery

    What in the FUCK are you looking at? You know he wanted to throw a challenge flag, but didn't know why.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Bad link. Photo 20 on that list.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    What the fuck: http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/11/bears-bennett-tweets-hes-ok-after-accident.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    maybe this?:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L8DcjFOD1k&feature=related

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hope there was a thousand shit-bombs at his home on Halloween ... with toe-poppers ...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ok-off season - I will get a morphine IV drip and stare at the NFL (Films) channel video of decades of really exciting games, and those zany big hits before helmet to helmet enforcement.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    GPLDAN -
    Well ok there's much creditable football in comic books.
    Lightening Agents - Lovie Smith,Jerry Angelo, and Mike Martz KRAKOOM!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Everday about this time those large people with dressed in white jackets come and take me to the eat room. Sometimes they take me for walks and tell me not to get too excited about the Bears. Those bastards.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    We gotta party some time Jack.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I will come back when they're not around and it's just me and the BC. KRAKOOM!

  • In reply to kenbill:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKQcx1jzn4k&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I take what I said back about your old avatar, Jack. I think you should go back to it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Wow, today's blog (mostly crown and jack) are blowing my mind.

    Hey BearsChick, are you here? This is the priceless shit you miss when you just show up for a couple games a year.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "I am so, so very very sorry. What I meant to say was, before I leave I will be smoking a lot of Turkish."

    http://www.freep.com/article/20101108/SPORTS03/101108050/Allen-Iverson-arrives-in-Turkey-Before-I-leave-I-ll-be-speaking-a-lot-of-Turkish-

  • In reply to gpldan:

    and after turkish I will go to ajax:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUmVd4RQZCo&feature=related

  • In reply to kenbill:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dnf1I3Twps&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ok, I left my thoughts on Hester as WR on the previous post... specifically why the other WRs could be propped up, and not held back, by Hester.

    But on kickoff returns, you won't get an argument from me that I would love to see him back there again. If the punt return TDs keep coming, I think you could see Hester again on KOR...

    I will say however that I'm not sure Smith was wrong to limit Hester this season or last, particularly with Manning and Knox available. Hester needed some time to focus on WR and Smith has never said that the KOR demotion was permanent.

  • In reply to 750mL:

    100% with you on your post Jeff - I think most Bear fans would be. Hester has one TD. You can say he's getting double-covered and schemed for and I won't laugh out loud, but a la Peppers, that means everyone else is single-covered. Cornerbacks can cover Olsen and knock him flat *if* he catches one. There can be no argument made for Hester as a WR. Where are the bombs where he flat runs by people and catches the rainbow from Cutler? Isn't that what's supposed to happen? If he's menat to learn intricate routes for anything other than a hail mary then it won't work. You don't just pick up the position of WR, you hone it over a lifetime. Y'know, like that guy Jerry Rice ...

    Throw him a couple passes in 4 WR sets now and again, sure. Run to the endzone Devin.

    Why take the GOAT return dude and make him a less than average receiver? Only Jerry and Lovie know the answer ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    You do it if you believe he can contribute to offense and still have the production on returns.

    Given that he already has 2 PR TDs in 8 games this year, I think you can argue he's close to returning to his 2006/2007 level. So maybe the time invested to make him a contributor on offense has made him more valuable after all?

    Also I don't agree that a 1000 yard pace receiver last year (he played 12.25 games) is "less than average", but that is beside the point.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Memo:
    Late last evening I was informed that this blog has had seven-hundred posts during the off season. What in the hell is there to talk about for seven-hundred posts - beside possible therapy experiences? Draft picks, organization, tightening things up, reviewing the film, recovering from concussions and hematomas, evaluating, taking accountability, sobbing, sighing and getting very, very angry, making "contributions and backing them up (whatever that means), looking at the printer copies like Peyton Manning and reviewing the film again.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    We mostly talked Marvel comics.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/40076329/ns/sports-player_news/

    Bills-Bears game cost the Bills their only decent weapon.

    A winless season is within range, Buffalo! Be man enough (did you see what I did there?) to reach out and grab it!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Dude, he was a ball-dropping machine. Evans and especially Steve Johnson are better. SJ was catching a TD a week, but the Bears lead the league in fewest passing TDs allowed, something to be thankful for, along with the best 3rd down conversion rate. Still tied for 3rd worst in the league at allowing rushing TDs though.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Did Parrish break his wrist on that play that was reviewed where his hand was out of bounds?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I think so, yes.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/jeff_pearlman/11/05/merriman/index.html

    My god he is fucked. I can't even fathom. I would retire before I moved to that shithole. I don't know how some of you guys do it man. Going to be 72 and not a cloud in the sky today in sunny SanD. How you doin matty?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    hey guysssh.... larrysssh having a live chat!!!

    http://www.chicagobears.com/chat.asp

    Can someone please join this and heckle his ass... then repost it here? Lobo? Fresno? MBP?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My new avatar creeps me out.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Brilliant!

    ...yet disgusting. please stop it!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's exactly what I thought.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Dude looks like George Papadapolous. Webster's dad.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Ha!

    I think he looks like one of the Belushi brothers... the 'special' one, oh wait... that's jim.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    John is one of the all time greats.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I'm still trying to figure out that Pats/Browns spread. The Pats, unquestionably the best team before this past Sunday, only getting 4 points against the hapless Browns with McCoy at the helm?

    Sometimes you think you got Vegas wrapped around your finger, and then they do something like this. Weirdest spread of the year so far.

    Are Johnny Morris and Marcus Robinson the two greatest recievers in Bears history? WE LET EM OFF THE HOOK!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Harlon Hill was a GREAT Bear receiver in the 1950s until he discovered alcohol and shortened his career.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Oh and Albert Haneysworthless is a prince: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwxMRPTsYeo

  • In reply to Crowned:

    O.K. boys and girls have sent over five questions to the Douche(Larry) and have not seen one come up. I'm guessing that it his his posse in the building throwing these FU!@#$#@!$ING grapefruit questions at him. What a bunch of shit.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Did you guys really think that he would address any of your questions? It's a moderated chat room.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I know GP but it was worth seeing your lovely avatar a couple of more times???LOL

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Webster's Dad? That would be Alex Karras, no?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    You know it Al.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hey, I found out what Larry Mayar was doing in the 80s:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/16/Webster_Cast.jpg

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Is that you little Webster?hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaa

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dam i missed it. And Yeah GPL your avatar is creepy as shit.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    The NFL is a corporate crapshoot this season - (see: Browns over New England) --- Nobody knows - well, except the Vegas / Raider betting corsortium. Corsortium - Oh, no it's comic books again -

    Who are the Consortium?

    Now I know how seven-hundred posts occur.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I see alot of WR that return kicks, so why is that a Part time WR cant?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Those guys haven't done much at WR e.g Dexter McCluster, Josh Cribbs etc.

    It is just insane that our starting SS is returning KOs when we could have Hester doing both and leaving the receiving to receivers.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    We spent a lot of time analyzing the 16th greatest Bears fan...

  • In reply to kenbill:

    NFL - Sci-Fi:
    Brett Favre is in the Inter-Galatic Geriatric Chair starting his thirty-two thousand and sixth game. As you all know - Brett is just a head appearing above the chair - much like a long lost Star Trek episode. His droid on the field performs all the moves that his head(s)send to electronic servos. Centuries ago a coach Childress warned us of this possibility.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Jack, I have this odd feeling that you are a subpoena waiting to happen.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    You'll see this offseason 'cause I bet you'll be on here reading like I have for the last three.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Therapy was clearly needed Jack. I guess they're still all up there. And it was *rarely* football related ...

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Hey, Since I can't work anymore it was a lot of the insane shit you guy's come up with that keeps me entertained durring the off season. Look forward to reading it every morning having my coffee. Keep up the good work. Gotta stick together here. Otherwise someone might go postal, and I ain't refering to Priority Shipping either! Thought just occured to me there may be a few members of the Bear's Orginization that need "Priority Shipping" as in shipped out!

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Best Kids in the Hall skit ever.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    I was always partial to:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwoUcYKUanM
    and Chicken Lady.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ_IXZ0Bksg&feature=related

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Wow, That's the most fucking annoying thing I think I've ever seen MBP.

    I was never a KItH fan. They were canadian right? Sorry Canada, just kidding.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    None taken. I'm not a big fan either. Those guys dress up in drag way too often. How often is that funny?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    You must be a Red Green fan.

    I kid, I kid.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Good One!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MikeBrownhadaPosse:
    Excuse me I have to cough from too much diesel fuel at the Metra Station.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    jack..... I found you...lol!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z08zZ1xW9Yw&feature=related

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    or maybe this:?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfGD5FgtNtY&feature=related

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Not only LOL but very, very funny. This blunts for you all. A White Owl.

    John Gruden does really look like Chucky. If he could do the Coach K. (Duke) nose scrunch thing it would be Emmy winning television.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    jack..HOLY SHEITE..your right
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfo9nx6mcdA

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I'm Gruden ! Wanna plaaay?

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I hate to sound sentimental and soft around here lest I be assaulted for it, but I just watched the feature on Izzy on Da Site and I must say the man is just a winner.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Really liked that video, thanks for pointing it out. The Jay Cutler Mic'd up video is worth a watch as well.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    dude T.O. just took out that security guy

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I want that sweatshirt Izzy is wearing..

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Def. Like the week on the blog also, Just the regs talkin. I try to stay away on gameday cause I see random ppl come on and talk shit, some of it is right but then some is absolutely retarded.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    fresno..sometimes fur flying is the best meal of the day

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I'm here. During halftime on MNF, they just showed a shot of Randy Moss wearing a Louis Vuitton backpack. My mother in law has the SAME ONE. If ever I thought Moss was a tool, my opinion of his toolishness just increased exponentially.

  • In reply to BearsChick:

    BC..you sure it wasn't his man bag?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSE22AWQPJ8&feature=related
    maybe in greek...hhhhhheeeeehhhhhheeeehhhhheeee

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I don't care what the eff he calls it. Either way, it's a bag that rich little old ladies carry. Nobody under age 30.

  • In reply to BearsChick:

    LOL!

  • In reply to BearsChick:

    Way to hang in there BC.

    Dude, watching this steelers D is fun as hell (and Mendenhall just turned nothing into 8 yards... stud). My god, is there anything we can do to get Dick Lebeau?

    I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...the beauty is they may look like crazed beast's but I think the best part is they have FUN HITT'N PEOPLE!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    That will be $10,000 please Lobo.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You're lettin' him off cheap, MB. The NFL just docked Nick Collins $50K.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    1st offense Al. Next time it's the big 5-0.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, forgot to mention that Chucky is an immense dbag. Fuck that guy better not show up on our sideline next year. I swear I've already seen way too many useless Tampa retreds for a damn lifetime.

    And jaws has a huge mouth... stop talking nonsense for 5 seconds dude.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He's a winner MB. He's a winning coach and we could use one of those.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Now I don't profess to be a tampa historian, but I do remember his success having something to do with dung...y. no?

    I can't claim to know anything about his coaching skills, all I can say is that I'm forced to listen to his sycophant ramblings on MNF every time our most hated rivals play. He

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    2002: SB win with Dungy's #1 ranked D

    2003: 7-9 GM McKay and Gruden couldn't get along after McKay helped build that team for the last 10 years. McKay goes to the Falcons. Keyshawn Johnson deactivated 10 games into the season for fighting with Gruden.

    2004: 5-11

    2005: draft Cadillac Williams. 11-5 lose in Wild Card Rd.

    2006: 4-12

    2007: Brought in Garcia and a bunch of FA's, 9-7 lost in Wild Card

    2008: Started 9-3, lost last 4 games. 9-7 No playoffs.

    People in Tampa offered to help him leave by plane, boat, stadium cannon. They were thrilled for a change.

    No Chucky for me.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Yeah, but check out what he did for the Raiders ...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Gruden got the Raiders to the Champs too. And Dungy has a SB too mang. Lovie's got shit and won't have shit by the time he leaves Chi-town.

    He came 3rd in some poll on coaches (in a positive way) but for the life of me I can't remember which one. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Oakland under Gruden did climb out of last place.

    1998: 8-8

    1999: 8-8

    2000: 12-4 AFC Championship

    2001: 10-6 lost in Divisional Game to NE, "Tuck Rule Game".

  • In reply to BearsChick:

    Good call. Anytime you're accessorizing with the same shit as Mom, it can't be good. I actually think the Titans made a good move picking up Moss. Fisher won't put up with much of his shit and if Moss wants to get one last big contract he has to start acting like he cares.

  • In reply to BearsChick:

    Did anyone see the lead block put on Palamolou on the goal line? Are the Bears so stupid that they do not think they need a fullback? If nothing else they should use Melton in those types of situations. Even though they had success yesterday on the goal line it doesn't count since Buffalo is not a measuring stick as a running defense.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    If you watch ChesTay's TD run, that was some textbook blocking... something we've seen all too infrequently from this O. That's a step forward in and of itself... regardless of opponent.

  • In reply to 750mL:

    Featuring Mr. Kevin Shaffer, graded oyut as our second best lineman by OL coach Mike Tice, yet is apparently not better than Omelette or The Mummy, J'Marcus Webb.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    Keep in mind that was a defensive Tackle playing FB.

  • In reply to BearsChick:

    Welcome back BC. The necessary chemical castrations have been performed and your Bear Brothers have huddled around their chick.

    I just wish Randy was wearing his manbag around the night-spots of Chicago in his full-length faux mink. to have him pull one in from Cutler against the Vikes would have been the cherry on top.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    "The necessary chemical castrations have been performed and your Bear Brothers have huddled around their chick."

    Whooooaaaaaaaa... Easy there tiger... their chick? I think I just threw up in my mouth Irish. I thought the women were supposed to be subservient in Indo? Hee hee.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    She can be anybody's chick she wants. Have you seen her picture? Good lord.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    me likey Earl Bennet

  • In reply to jdawg:

    jdawg...whasup

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Monday Night Football might consider something by Vivaldi for their opening music next season. The "Good Old Boys" from the Country Bunker are getting thinner and thinner.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Dang, really missed some drama here from gameday eh? Well, I doubt she's following all these comments, but just thought I'd note with amusement the coach she held up as an example in contrast to Smith... Rex Ryan.

    Ironically enough, how did the Jets do this week? Oh, they beat a bottom-feeding almost win-less team. Barely. I guess that hardly counts as a victory too ;). I guess they don't deserve that winning record, at the top of their division, shared with a 6-2 team they beat. Doesn't sound at all like a team we know right? You know, the one with a drugged out coach?

    Having said that (tongue in cheek, yes) all in good fun, I welcome BearsChick to respond in wit...

  • In reply to 750mL:

    I follow all.

    Write that down.

  • In reply to BearsChick:

    Cool. So if I may ask, what do you make of the Pats getting run over by Cleveland, the Jets barely making it out of Detroit with a win (enabled by a Suh missed PAT), the Vikes pulling out a miracle win from an Arizona team dominating them?

    BTW I'm not impressed yet with where the Bears are, but right now what I'm looking for is progress (particularly from the O) and movement toward becoming playoff-caliber. Winning in Toronto -- without embarassing themselves with endemic bungling (a la Cowboys, Seahawks, Dolphins yesterday, or like the ridiculous Week 5 win in Carolina) -- is a step in the right direction.

  • In reply to 750mL:

    The Lions aren't terrible - I don't get the constant dissing on Detroit. They very nearly beat us, ditto the Packers. They kicked the crap out of the Rams. They were close to the Giants. They beat the Redskins - we didn't. And they nearly beat the 6-2 Jets. They have a better offense than us, don't lose a beat when their backup QB takes over, and we'll have a real job beating them in their house. Plus, we have no answer for Suh in the middle of our line.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'm actually not dissing Detroit. They're better than 2-6. Just like Buffalo is much better than 0-8.

    I brought up those 3 games to counter the idea BC expressed and people were getting all hot and bothered over -- namely, that a win over a "bad" team could "hardly" count. I'm sure NE would gladly take a "hardly" counted win for this week, for example.

  • In reply to 750mL:

    Exactly, there are no gimmes.
    The Bengals were a dropped ball from beating the Steelers last night, and Cincy is horrendously dysfunctional this year..2-6 now?

  • In reply to 750mL:

    But some people get their knickers in a twist every time we win a game ... we're back on track ! Super bowl here we come! Nothing got better except Martz play-calling, and that 2 pointer was beautiful. The receivers aren't going to get better, the line might, marginally, which would raise it from the worst line in the NFL to the just-slightly-above-the-absolute-worst. Beating the Bills just kept us in the hunt with the other also-rans. We need to absolutely murder Brett Favre this week. Lock on to that ankle and concentrate fire.

  • In reply to 750mL:

    Tom Brady is more woman than I am. I loved watching him lose, but I'm pretty sure it will be a one off and they are going to come out next week and dominate, much like the Bears were supposed to do against the Bills. (They half-assed it. They gave a 50% effort towards domination).

    The Jets are talented, but a young team. I give Rex Ryan a lot of credit for getting them to where they are at this point in the season. You can see the energy level and fire in their offense that the Bears just don't have. I think Detroit is actually a fairly decent team, WAY better than the Bills. We only beat them because of that process call.

    The Vikings are at a turning point in their season...Favre knew he needed to beat Arizona, and he is capable of major comebacks. He used to be able to do it every week, but in his senility, it's more like every month now. That should bode well for the Bears next week, as Favre has already used up his "comeback victory" for November.

  • In reply to BearsChick:

    +1 on Brady. I hope you saw the Brady/Sanchize photo Jeff had up a while back. And Detroit, we kicked the shit out of them everywhere but on the scoreboard, and everyone says 'Johnson caught the ball', but he didn't. We won because of a good call, not a bad one ... that and stopping their offense dead.

    I don't think Favre can do what he did to the Cards. We allow the fewest passing TDs in the NFL and stop the opponent on 3rd down better than anyone. I'm proud of that. If we can snap his ankle right off, that'd be sweet.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    "The Bears Could Have Been Beaten"

    Wait ... Dave ... NO ! HE'S RIGHT DAMMIT !!

    What a jug.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hillis would be a lovely acquisition but he wouldn't have Cleveland's line to run behind here. We'd need Walter to get our run game going.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I can still win my FF game in the DBB league. Oh yes. All I need is CedBen to break off a 30 point FF game. I'm totally sure that will happen against the Steelers tonight. In bizarro world.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    "call the score" = eat lots of fiber.

    Get it?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Oh, and Martz/Lovie might as well try this brilliant play next time we're past the 50: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBL3oXRbLDA

  • In reply to Church:

    "Shed blocks, not clocks" is the 2011 Bears training camp t-shirt.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    On the back:

    "Pep: Creating Fear Boners across the O-line Nation."
    With a picture of Julius in Jimi Hendrix gear burning a Strat.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Right on.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Props GP on your think piece a couple threads ago about Wisco rec room crawl space, Jimmy Mac for President, and cock juggling trolls.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hester does better when he's not worrying about his wideout responsibilities.

    So while I agree with pretty much everyone that he needs to be back on kickoff returns instead of Manning or Knox, I also agree with the implicit statement that Hester is no longer the 1,2, slot wide out. He is there on 4 wideout formations only, which we should be staying away from anyhow, but probably need to throw on the field once in awhile.

    They tried the Hester reverse yesterday. It didn't work, the corner met Hester before he could turn up on him. Visions of Ron Turner. Just STOP IT.

    In almost all situations, it is better to threaten the WLB or Mike with a TE block for the Chicago Bears.

    The three wide-outs should be Knox, Bennett and Shabba. With a rotation of Scrappy Sheed and Olsen at wingback. Hester can sit and concentrate on running back kicks, because when he does, he's better at it.

    Bennett finds more creases and seams than a tunnel running drug mule. Shabba has enough go and jump that he can draw the safety over the top, and he will run an actual crossing route or split a 2-deep zone, something that Hester's agent has told him to avoid doing. he may drop the ball, but if you wanted the wideout to take the hit *AND* hold onto the ball, throw it to Bennett or Olsen.

    Lastly, Forte is the best deep threat RB in the NFL. Dude can make the over the shoulder grab, and very few backs can. I know motion is somehow off the Martz table, along with audibles, but just for fucking once, move him out there in motion and draw LB coverage, because he will crush any NFL LB deep there is. Just don't line up and telegraph everything, and let the D run nickel against us like the Bills kept doing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It's an indictment of our OL that we run so poorly against nickel/dime coverages.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1 on Forte being the best deep ball RB threat in the league. They should try him deep at least twice per game.

  • Fair enough Doc.

  • I think King Wang Poon should post his name for sale on Ebay.

  • I thought it was pretty cool myself.

  • Bad and Good things usually come in three's.

    Please Baby Jebus,

    The Favorite of all the Jebuses, I need the tri-fecta

    1. Wade Phillips
    2. Childy
    3. last but not least LDL

  • exactly Doc.

  • WHAT DOC...I CAN"T HERE YOU!!!! lol

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Dan Dare's a slut?! WHAT!?

  • +1
    It's not dicks against chicks. There's good people and bad people. Can't abide with sexist/racist bullshit, and there's plenty of both on here. let's keep that for the off-season !

  • It's like the guy that loses his job but just can't tell his wife. Or he doesn't want the neighbors to know, so he gets up every morning, gets into his car and disappears for the day just to keep up appearances ... we just kept turning up. And there was only one blog a week from Jeff (the subject of which we had discussed to death already by then) - hence the 700 posts. Tt was group therapy come to think of it. It was.

  • +1, although they almost pissed it away tonight.

  • ...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Remember how ellipses used to get under #16's skin?
    ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It puts the ellipses on its skin or it gets the hose!

  • Hey Johnny: http://www.amazon.com/Homefront-Playstation-3/dp/B003Q55YCU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1289280242&sr=8-2

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What's the deal here MB? What are the most awesome games of the last few years? I need to get my teeth into something. NFL HC isn't really doing it for me. The only game people play here is 'Special Forces'. God have mercy on their souls.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    If you're not a 1st person shooter guy Irish, I can't help. That's pretty much all I do... or did before we had our first. I don't play anymore because I have zero time... and it's dangerous... wind up looking around and it's 3AM.

    Anyway, I never even got into the sports games, just shooters. Ask Johnny, he's probably more well rounded than I am.

    How's the job hunt btw? You into something new?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Trying to smooth myself into an unassailable position in the same place MB. Seems to be working so far, I'd hate to have to find work away from the family. Thx mang.

    And FPS games are cool with me, what's good ? give me 3 of the best ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Are you looking for PC titles or just PS3?
    I'm a FPS player too and like MB30, ain't got no time for the shoot-em-up, jibber jabber, game-ring-a-ding since the little one became mobile.
    Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 is an all-time favorite, as well as Company of Heroes...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    PC dude. I'll ride my PS2 into the ground, faithful old bitch that she is. Love the team-based games like the SOCOM series and Conflict: Desert Storm I and II, Conflict: Global Storm. I'll check out R6:Vegas 2, thx.

    I heard Mass Effect and Bioshock were decent - anyone play them?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fuck yeah, Doc!

    I totally saw the Pats getting hammered by the Browns, but, eh ... I just wanted to keep it real, y'know ...

  • Couldn't agree more. Well said. And first time poster!

  • In reply to DannoDavis:

    Hey, no one abused the new poster?! What's the time on the East Coast ? Is everyone asleep?

    Before you get roasted, welcome. And welcome Flobflo. I almost named a child Flobflo.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Book 'em Danno.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sadly, "Danno" (James MacArthur) passed away just last week.

  • That's why I campaigned for ladies on the blog, mang. Nicole doesn't call around enough to keep the boys in order.

  • +1
    Second biggest market in Football and we have one Lombardi. It just won't do.

  • "Make the right decision, Lovie. It might just be the decision that earns you a new a contract."

    Ihope he wont make that decision.I m positive he wont make that decision.I m afraid we'll have him for one more mediocre season.

  • Hell Yeah Doc! I think the Pats hurt a shitload of us this weekend..

  • Fuck Yeah! to you, Doc. I've yet to join that club myself this time on account of I didn't realize NE suddenly sucks and the Browns ae suddenly the shit.

    Thank God AND Allah that I don't gamble. But cheers to you, my friend.

  • Reposting from previous thread since it seems relevant here, in terms of Hester as WR:

    Good to see them fight for that win, especially the offense not caving in after the setbacks (missed FG, 4Q strip-sack). A few comments to your points Jeff:

    - I've been saying all along how bad almost all coaches are at clock management. Smith really is basically par for course here. You could count on one hand the coaches actually good at this. They really do need assistants -- but I think the problem is that most coaches are control freaks and also would worry about looking useless if they give up that function too.

    - I love the heart and guts of Idonije... Glad to see his talent developing to match it. (My ESPN.com handle? Brown, Hester, Idonije.)

    - CST or ESPN noted that every big run in yesterday's game had a lead blocker (either Olsen or Manu I think), while the other runs did not and it showed.

    - You do realize the Bears lead the league in 3rd down defense (or did), right? Playing off coverage (Cover 3, Under 10, or an off-man coverage) is certainly reasonable in 3rd-and-long situations.

    ===> Bennett does look good out there, no question. I'm not as quick to judge Hester as ineffective. Haven't confirmed on the tape, but I would not be surprised if Drake is right and opponents are rolling coverages to Hester. Why do you think there's always someone closing on him every time the ball goes to him? Probably because they have help rolled over top. IMO the "book" on Hester is this:
    - roll coverage over him to control the deep routes,
    - jump to close and make quick 1st contact on short catches to limit YAC in open space,
    - rely on the playcall and safety help for the intermediates.

    In other words, don't let Hester beat you deep, and make him earn YAC (by committing a safety over top so his man can play off and charge him at the point). I'm not certain that Knox or Bennett or even Olsen is as effective when Hester is not on the field. (And I do think DCs feel Hester has earned that respect with the big plays he made last year and in Game 2 this year -- he's not a Randy Moss, but he's someone you don't want breaking a big play you could have prevented with adjustments to handle him...)

    IrishSweetness ASKS:
    Do you think Knox or Olsen are effective Michael? Knox has one TD this year ...

    MY REPLY:
    I do. Certainly not as good as they could be yet, but they've produced.

    Knox is on pace for 1000 yards, and IIRC has the most catches out of the receivers. Olsen is making plays, catching TDs, and running hot routes in sync with Cutler. (He also has even had a couple great blocks on big runs, but that has nothing to do with Hester...)

  • In reply to 750mL:

    Knox provides a deep threat that can pull the safety. Look at his cushion, he gets respect for his wheels.

    What we need then is somebody to get open QUICKLY, because by the time Knox OR Hester is down field 20 yards, Cutler has already pulled the ball down or had to start the happy feet dance.

    What we need is a guy who can go over the middle and make the separation grab. That has been Bennett and Olsen mostly. Shabba sucks at it. But Shabba on the same side as Knox gives us a decent seam receiever on the post route. Hester sucks at that because he's terrified of getting Austin Collie'd. Or he quits on the play.

    But Scrappy in there with Bennett. Both of those guys will dig divots for their cuts, and never quit on the play.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..+1

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sounds exactly like we don't need Hester on offense - he's just keeping real receivers off the field. It would be so beautiful to have him return all kicks and punts and start our drives from the 40 all the time.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    But that would be smart so...

  • Fuck Yeah, Doc!!!!!!! I've been to the mountaintop once this year. The BiQueens did me in yesterday. WTF was I thinking picking those douchebags?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    5 hail mary's and a who's your father please canada.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Manning's a better KR than Hester. There, I said it.

    Hester was bad the last year he returned kickoffs. He run's backward and directly sideways. His KR's far too often end with him doing the oogy boogy dance at our own 15. At least that's where he was with it the last time he was returning Kicks. Maybe he's good again, but I'm not sure how much better he can be than Manning. He's a fucking beast. Keep Hester on punts and Manning on kicks. Stop it with Johnny Knox. Let him play receiver. His arm's and legs look like their made of bamboo and we don't need that shit snapping.

    Viking Week. Must.Fucking.Win.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Yeah, he doesn't have time for that shit on punt returns; he just runs.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Manning runs like a bull. Straight, fast and violent. This week he takes one to da house and this question is answered.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Mayer does interviews on comcast sports net on Mondays. He's a lot less of a tool in person that he appears on da site. Pretty sure he at least dables in the wang though....

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    I mean, come on. Look at him with the black tape under the eye. You are telling me he's not a peter puffer?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..WTF!! your scaring me damn it

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Erotic wang tape

  • In reply to gpldan:

    BearsSweetness85. I don't think I ever heard the story behind your avatar pic. Just a huge fan of superman and dancing? More to it? Are you actually the man of steel?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    he does have that gay creepy look to him. Look at his avatar guys "He is Calling you"

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    WANG POON

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I think only the WANG should be capitalized in this case.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    new thread

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I'm tempted ot agree coach, but I'd like to see Hester give it a shot again at least. I agree he got VERY tenative once he was being told he was our big #1 WR. Now that he's got a bit of the mojo back, I'd at least like to see if he can put one down on a KO. But yes, Forest Gump is also an animal on KOs.

    Speaking of Minny week... here's what happens when you live in fucking Minnysoda: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/11/09/dnt.mn.deer.crash.kare?hpt=T2

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'd be all for seeing him return a few, and if the magic is back and the oogy boogy 15 yard line dance is gone, keep him back there. I'm just saying it's not like we have Leon Johnson returning kicks now. Gumption runs angry like when Jinny was getting it on with that guy at college.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    anyone know what the deal with Major Penis is?

    They just keeping him out because by some miracle of 8lb babby jebus forest gump and old man time are doing a pretty bang up job along with the smurf brigade?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I was sitting here reading and then it dawned on me that our safeties have been playing pretty damn good. SO, I think "keyword" think, that this is Manning's last year which would explain him playing harder or better.

    Major Penis was out on a play or two from what I saw.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Pringles played an entire series, giving Harris a rest.

    Pringles/Manning have the best range of any tandem. I think the Bears want to make sure Pringles hammy is healed so he can run flat out, don't want to see it re-pull.

    With the smurfs and Peanut, that's a nickel package that should never get beat over the top. Especially since Gump has finally figured out the playbook.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sounds like they want to ramp up his PT significantly in the coming weeks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Easing him back in I guess? Swapping him for Harris would be a big move.

  • Doc, once again, you have proven Liberalism truly is a mental disorder. You are living proof of that Doc. You're gonna defend bi-sexuality. Really? What a twit. You defend the right to self and perversion over decency. Shame on you.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You're the fucking twit.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Are you against the right to not be discriminated against based on your age, sex and ethnicity too or just sexual preference, religious beliefs and political views? You sound like you are in a cult.

    Don't you think Jesus would rather have you helping the poor and the sick than throwing insults at people that disagree with your beliefs? Aren't you supposed to be walking the path and turning the other cheek in order to be a good Christian or did you decide to pass on that part of it?

    Anyone that can't talk football on a Bear's blog should just shut the fuck up, including me now.

  • I'd like to see the Bears change up the tempo of their offense. Predictability is the mother of all ass kickings. Show me some no-huddle every once in a while. Get them on their heels.

    I remember our OT win in Minni late last year (that prevented the Vikes from taking home field advantage throughout the playoffs). Awesome 1st half, shit the bed in the second half. We are playing the same team minus Sydney Rice. Chris Williams owned Jared Allen in that game. What happened to him?

    Dear DB's, please do not give up a 90 plus yarder to Bernard Berrian...

  • MB, it's ok to take a stand and then be blasted for it. My firewall is not so thin as to be unable to withstand any personal criticism by Doc or anyone else for that matter. Man's standards cannot withstand the test of time, but God's wisdom will stand forever.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    "God's wisdom will stand forever."

    That reminded me of this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TAtRCJIqnk

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..classic Mel Brooks!!!

  • Yeah, I never understood why they every took Hester off kick returns. It seems an obvious choice to me.

  • In reply to drewkent23:

    AK..because our coaching staff are idiot savant's

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    no, they're just idiots Lobo.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    pull the clown car over and let em all but Toub and Marinelli out.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Or let Toub and Marinelli out, put them in the limo and then torch the clown car.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

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  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Doh. Don't think Virignia will spring for a limo. Maybe we can pimp that clown car. Call Xzibit.

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