From Famine to Feast at Receiver, Line, Safety

Yesterday, at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears won the type of football game I never imagined they could win.  They got into an old fashioned shootout with a good Jets offense, scored thirty-eight points and after refusing to tackle all game saved their best defensive effort for the final minutes.  But yesterday was not about the defense - which was being coached off the field by Brian Schottenheimer for most of the afternoon.  Yesterday was not about the special teams, as Brad Maynard continued his inconsistent ways and Robbie Gould missed a pivotal field goal late.  Yesterday was about the the emergence of several of the team's most derided units.
Ask yourself this.  When is the last time you saw Bears wide receivers win man-to-man matchups the way they did yesterday?  Jay Cutler has shown that he will trust his receivers, even inexplicably at times, and finally they paid him back.  Devin Hester and Johnny Knox beat good corners for touchdowns and dominated when the ball was in the air.  The Bears don't have your prototypical number one receiver on this roster but they are proving weekly they might not need one.
The offensive line blocked.  Not well, but brilliantly.  As the game progressed, Rex Ryan tried a million different ways to get to the quarterback but Mike Tice's significantly improved unit almost managed to get to the final whistle with a clean sheet.  The only significant flaws were Chris Williams' drive-crushing penalties but even those were not enough to detract from Omiyale and Webb's work on the perimeter, allowing Cutler enough time to dissect a complicated defensive system.
And when that final play was needed it was made by Chris Harris, member of the Bears' oft-maligned Safety Club.  The Bears safeties have not been perfect this season - Daniel Manning essentially handed Santonio Holmes a touchdown by biting on a Sanchez fake underneath to Dustin Keller - but they have had a propensity to make the big play in the big spot.  And in the cover two system, that can be the different between winning and losing.
Rashied Davis.
The Bears are a good football team, if not a better than good one.  And while the defense yesterday was porous, it's impossible to ignore that the Bears are developing into one hell of a well-rounded club.  

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  • Second to Say FUCK DEM CHEESEHEADS!!!!!!!!!!

  • A complete team. Thats what I love about our bears. It's not about one guy, or a handful of guys. Its about everyone contributing there talent to the football field and giving their all every play, picking each other up when we fall and finding a way to win even if its ugly, becuase we win as a team.

  • Great thread Jeff. My blood is pumping and Im in a Frenzy right now. DALLAS BABY! SEE YOU FUCKERS THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Today's Episode of 'As The Bears Blog Turns' is entitled:

    "Scrappy gets some R-E-S-P-E-C-T" Sing it Aretha!

  • Last time bears had back-to-back 38+ point games was in 1989, and 1965 before that. Thinking we're not going to have three in a row, especially against the fudgers. But this game is a must-win and this time around we can't rely on the packers to commit so many penalties that it pretty much takes them out of the game. Even though Matthews had no impact last game, I hope mike tice isn't forgetting about him this week and the impact he CAN have.

  • awww u sneaky fucker.

  • I am going to give a shout out to Michael Martz. He is helping Cutler improve his game while reinventing himself as a balanced and capable playcaller and not a one trick pony. It's tough to change when your whole philosphy has yielded so much success. that success can rob you of your ability to reason. With Martz utilizing a resurgent Matt Forte and allowing Cutler to showcase his tremendous skill set he is putting the Bears offense into a category that we haven't been accustomed to for decades save one or two years. That category is the category of DANGEROUS. This team can win games and move the ball on anyone if we continue to use Olsen, Knox, Bennett, Hester and Forte in this manner.

    Bravo Mike. Bravo.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    ESPN all over Chris Harris' bean bag. Good for him, I really like him as a player. He may lack top end speed, but overall he's made a huge postive impact on this defense.

    From the NFC north Blog on ESPN:
    What's gotten in to Chris Harris? The Bears' veteran safety collected a season-high 11 tackles and made another key interception, this time ending the Jets' final possession and sealing the victory. Over his past eight games, Harris has five interceptions. I'm sure Pro Bowl voters had already started making their minds up before the final month of the season, but Harris sure has put on a nice run. Initially, it was assumed that Harris' return to the Bears was a stopgap measure. But Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune pointed out in April that Harris could play his way into a nice extension, and now it appears he will.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Well said, Waffle.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    and i did it without swearing like a South Boston street thug. It's my New Years Resolution.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    That is a motherfuckin excellent goddamn resolution, right there. Fuckin' A.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    my sentiments exactly

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If you're the Foot Soldier, do you rest Dirty Sanchez and the starters or go for the win to gain Joe-mentum?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/sports/football/28jets.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    As the Chargers proved, you can't just "turn it off and turn it on" at will.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Hope you can accomplish that one, Johnny.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Man - can anyone think of a more exhilarating victory than the one yesterday vs Jets? Only the Ariz "We are who we thought they were" was filled with more drama.

    As others mentioned, this is not like the 06 team. Briggs and Lach claim this D unit is BETTER, but I beg to differ, with all due respect. Our D unit can dominate like the 06 D, BUT, it is not as consistent, as proved yesterday when they yielded 34 points to the anemiic Jets O. Allowing MVP Brady, coach of the Decade, Bellichick to light it up is one thing, but the a second year QB and sexy Rexy? The 06 D wouldn't have allowed that shit to happen.

    HOWEVER, and this is a BIG however, we DO NOT have Rex "I fumble snaps" Or Ron "I'm out of the NFL" Turner. Instead, we are graced with Cutler and Martz, respectively, and even more reassuring is that they BOTH seemed to have adapted, dare I say, matured, into better versions of themselves. In 06 when we fell behind, we prayed that the D can get a turnover, or even score themselves, cuz we knew we couldn't count on Jekyll and Rex. But now, it seems that FINALLY, are Oline, WR, and QB trust each other enough to score more than FGs. Yesterday, may very well have been the turning point for our O.

    Hester and Gang have reverted to 06 form, while I trust Gould and Maynard will overcome their small inconsistency.

    Couple this with a proud D that will not allow 34 points again, or if they do, will get just ONE more 3 and out when the game is on the line, and we have here a very well-rounded, dangerous, and if all 3 phases are clicking, DOMINATING team. Yes sir, here are your 2010 True Grit Chicago Bears.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Keep in mind the D did not allow 34 points... they allowed 27.

    The other 7 was on the offense (the pick 6).

  • In reply to 750mL:

    Oh ya, forget about that - my bad. Still, they allowed a second yr qb to go 13-15 for 156 yds (and one of those incompletes was a dropped td pass) and allowed 224 total yards in the first half alone.

    That won't fly in GB or in the play-offs. We can't just spot the opposing team two scores...

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    While I was reading this from the official cite, I chuckled a little

    "Special teams standout Rashied Davis

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    +1 on the "Martz Shout".

    A couple of weeks ago, the Wags were complaining about the lack of "big plays" in the passing game and Martz calmly told them "The big plays will come".

    Thus spake Martztradamus.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Agreed Johnny. Speak on brother...

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    This one goes out to a lonely little man named Gary. Welcome to the unemployment line Gary, take a number:

    Houston has the Oilers, the greatest football team.
    We take the ball from goal to goal like no one's ever seen.
    We're in the air, we're on the ground - always in control,
    And when you say the Oilers, you're talking Super Bowl.

    'Cause we're the Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers,
    Houston Oilers, Number One.
    Yes, we're the Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers,
    Houston Oilers, Number One.

    We've got the offense, we've got the defense,
    We give the other team no hope.
    'Cause we're the Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers,
    You know we're gonna hold the rope.

    Yes, we're the Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers,
    Houston Oilers, Number One.
    Yes, we're the Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers,
    Houston Oilers, Number One.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Tis better with music:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvWn_yGaA-Y

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Most of your rhymes are funny, this one is uber gay.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    That's because it's the original.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    It's ultra-uber gay with the music! Go check it out, Coach!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    ultra-uber gay ... I like it Dave.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    If the Falcons lose tonight and then next week against the Panthers, coupled with a Bucs win over the Saints, the Bears will get home field with a victory against the cheese.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Long shot but Any chance is a good chance!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    trac...........go Saints

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    No, sadly it'll take more than that. Falcons did lose tonight, but ALL of the following still need to happen:

    - Bears beat Packers
    - Falcons at home lose to Bucs
    - Saints at home lose to Panthers
    - Eagles either lose tomorrow to Vikings or next week to Cowboys

    Bears will win in a tie with the Falcons OR the Eagles, but not a 3-way tie with both the Falcons AND the Eagles. Also Bears can't win a tie with the Saints, so Falcons must win the NFC-S for the Bears to get the #1 seed...

  • In reply to 750mL:

    But....but....but... that's not what the ESPN playoff machine says.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    hhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaa

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1 for Cutty's much maligned "body language" yesterday.

    A simple "toss the ball to the zebra" after he ran for a TD
    that says "No big deal. Done it before. I'll do it again."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Sweetness style. I guarantee you it's because that's what Wally did when he scored.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Actually Walter used to do Monster Spikes (windmill windup) or hand it to the OL and they would do something.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Wow, don't think I ever saw him do anything other than toss it to an official or a lineman. The supreme celebration. No fanfare. Just " ...and that is how we do that, there's your ball back."

    Class.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Earl Campbell should have required an Interstate Commerce Commission license tag.

    What a truckload HE was.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I remember him pile driving Hollywood Henderson into the ground.

    Sort of the original gangsta version of the Bo runs over Boz hit.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Bo running over Boz.

    Classic.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Bo Jackson - My second favorite running back if I only get one Bear ...

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Please top giving us love...I love that everyone sees us going nowhere...we play better that way:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/553999-nfl-week-16-report-cards-grades-for-every-team/page/17

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Lobo, the bleachereport has been positive on the Bears all year. That must mean they are not considered part of the mainstream media, or they are the exception that proves the rule. I hope it continues to be the case that their positive vibes do not equate to bad juju for our Beloved.

  • In reply to mikev:

    I know MVO...but I still like playing Rocky against Apollo Creed anytime.......don't want the love until Feb..when we win it all and then LD's & BJ's for everyone!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    If the Bears make it to the big dance it will be pretty amusing to see the talking heads explain how the Bears still haven't beaten any good teams.

  • In reply to mikev:

    MVO it will be like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6GuEswXOXo

  • In reply to mikev:

    I like the way LDL is think here...FUCK YOU PACK!!...well I know I added those words...hhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhheeee:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/12/27/lovie-smith-plans-to-play-starters-sunday-no-matter-what/

  • In reply to mikev:

    NYC: Jets lose. Giants tank. Life stops:

    http://cache-04.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/12/2010/12/i_heart_nyc.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that would of been funnier if it was written in yellow snow!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Such a refined crowd here in the windy city.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP.................hhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeee! I resemble that remark.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    (Crickets chirping)

    Don't see no Fudger trolls 'round here.

    (Loads some buckshot)

    The night is young...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..their tipping cows, doing shots of moonshine and doing their own sisters or mama's depending on the time of day..and yes the night is young for them

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    They are probably just holding off until after the game if the Bears don't win. The word "EmBearassed" comes to mind.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    hhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeee

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Yellow snow. What Phrozenturdra has for breakfast, thus explaining his rants.

  • In reply to mikev:

    btw...for you fucking trolls:

    Smith famously said it was his first goal as Bears coach to beat the Packers. Potentially knocking them out of the playoffs would be a signature moment in his run, no matter what happened in the playoffs.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I still find that mission statement mystifying Lobo. His main goal was to win two games a season ? WTF ! Anyone who says anything other than "I intend to start collecting Lombardis" can eat my pie.

  • In reply to mikev:

    for those who questioned the THE trade: last line says it all

    With his performance on Sunday, Tim Tebow greatly helped his chances of being the Broncos starter next year. He

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I say we offer Caleb Hanie for Orton straight up.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    o.k. I like it!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    how about Collins and Hanie?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Ha !! I was just about to suggest that Lobo, I love it! We could throw in Manu fatboy as well.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Throw in Phrozenturdra.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Man of Moola is actually starting to smack people around Irish. He had his best game of the year against the Jet. It's now looking like Chester the Molester is looking like the bigger free agent bust...

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I'd love to have Kyle back as backup. I doubt he'd be interested in the job though, given how he was treated here.

  • In reply to mikev:

    He has to pay for those haircuts somehow, but I guess another team is obviously gonna give him a starters job. It's amazing how well he did this year with basically no running game behind him.

  • In reply to mikev:

    If I'm the Arizona Cardinals, I'm on the phone NOW to see what the price is.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Or the Panthers .. or how's this for a killer ... the Redskins!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    That's what we need. we've got two finesse backs and no snow-plough.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    The corollary of that is we could be even stevens with the Falcons right now if Martz didn't have his head stuck so far up his ass he needed a glass stomach to see where he was going.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    The Bears installed a brand new, extremely complex offensive system. The fact that it has come along far enough and fast enough to have them in the position they are in is nothing short of miraculous!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I guess considering it's supposed to take two years to install and get running smoothly, that's something to look forward to. Any word on Bennett?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Imagine the bragging rights the Bears will have if they sweep the division, knock the Packers out of playoff contention, AND win the Superbowl???!

    Remember, we already ended Favres career and won the division so far. Am I leaving something out??

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Joseph.....the last knockout punch by Pepe on FuckDodgers!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Just the New England Patriots, Bellichek, and Tom Brady.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I got a kick out of the disclaimer and comments to what I thought was a pretty good read.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Aj__8aXXR6y6TwwaG4wpO5tDubYF?slug=ycn-7477244

  • In reply to Jedthro:

    Funny stuff. I particularly liked the line about Packer fans running their "cheesy yaps" all week...

  • In reply to Jedthro:

    Here is our Franchise QB for today and years to come:

    Cutler first Bears QB with consecutive seasons
    2Jay Cutler threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns against the Jets, eclipsing 3,000 yards passing to make him the first Bears quarterback ever to reach that mark in back-to-back seasons.

  • In reply to Jedthro:

    Thats was cool. Packer fans really get under my skin. But fuck em, NFC NORTH CHAMPS!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    agreed, fresno. try living in wisco. it is brutal most of the time, but last tuesday, for example, wasn't so bad. here's to hoping next monday will be even better!!

  • In reply to bearsinwi:

    I grew up around the Illinois and Wisconsin border. I know what ur talking about.

  • In reply to Jedthro:

    Ed Hochuli, butchering yet ANOTHER call.

  • In reply to Jedthro:

    Looks like the Saints are about to clip the wings of the "Dirty Birds" I guess that home-field advantage didn't work tonight.

    1st seed anyone?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Bring it on Lobo! Damn, they're playing the Carolina Pussies in the Georgia dome.

  • In reply to Jedthro:

    Saints are IN, boys and girls.

    Packers, Giants, Bucs now officially scrambling for 1 remaining playoff spot.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

    I likey!

  • In reply to Jedthro:

    Nice win by the Saints. Ok, who would you rather have behind center, Payton Manning or Drew Brees?

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I'd take Brees, has done more with less

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I'd have to know which Center Joe.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB............Olin Kruetz

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Patriots O-line.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    No thanks lobo... as much as he's tried his ass off this year.

    ok Joe, then brees... on balls alone. When Smith traded him from the chargers because he injured his shoulder, I instantly started to pull for the guy. AJ Smith is a dick.

    And the packer fan is a moron. Jesus, that all he comes with. Dude either rode the short bus to school, or he's like 14.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...btw being sarcastic about Olin..I think it's time for some young blood

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Never forget Lovie's first goal. To beat fucking Green Bay.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Bingo!!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    +1, Joseph.

    "It all starts with the offensive line."

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Turnovers.

    Isn't it ALWAYS about turnovers?

    Time of possession. Sacks. Yards gained. Yards allowed.
    Yada, yada, yada.
    About the only NFL stat that almost never lies is turnovers.

    The Giants-Packers game was once 14-14.

    6 turnovers later, it's a blowout.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I really don't care how it's achieved, all I know is this gents...

    We have to beat these pitiful motherfuckers that are 2nd (1st losers) in our division and are only 9-6 to our 11-4 (that should be 13-2). Look, we've already bitch slapped these fagots once boys, and we're going to again this weekend (to sweep the North, and go 6-0 in the division).

    Those pansy-asses are in for second beating on Sunday, but I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    good stuff MB

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    new thread joe

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like it MB. And the LG and the LT, oh and the RG, and um ...

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Hey Phrofuck............what's that sound?
    I think your team just shit itself!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Tee hee!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Two minutes left? Jim McMahon.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Or one win closer to them had Lovie thrown the red flag on Cutler's goal line fumbled TD in the Redskins game.

  • This is a similar comment from a different thread.

    I did not like our pass rush against the Jets. As we've seen time and again, if we don't generate pressure with our front four, our Cover 2 is really vulnerable to middle crossing routes and quick slants. Is the Packers' OL any good? The Giants didn't seem to be able to generate any rush against Rodgers, and they destroyed us (in perhaps the most embarrasing game of the season). We need to get to Rodgers to beat the Packers in Green Bay--how do we do it?

  • In reply to jj320:

    We have to rely on the four up front. Jets have a terrific o-line. Pack doesn't.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Turd Ferguson completely owned Peppers. First time all year I've seen that.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    One thing that was glaring about the d-line's play yesterday, which the Jets were successful in exploiting, was their aggression. The Jets O ran counters, reverses, and bootlegs all game long. Did anyone else notice that?

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Schottenheimer was just copying the Patriots gameplan.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Solid tackle that boy.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    ...which is why I was so surprised that the Giant's d-line was not more impressive in that game. (Of course, the Giants as a whole need a team psychiatrist, so that might explain it.) Here's to Peppers having the game of his season next Sunday; I hope he puts Rodgers on the ground.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Packers allowed 1 sack yesterday.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    They rushed for 119 yards but it took 35 carries. that is less than 3.5 a pop.

    Rodgers was 25 of 37 for 404 and 4 TDs. NO picks and scrambled twice for 26 of those 119 packer rush yards.

    Justin Tuck was TANTALIZINGLY close to getting to Rodgers on SEVERAL occassions, only to have him move, extend the play and find Jennings, Nelson and Driver for HUGE gains.

    Meanwhile, despite getting back into the game at 14-14, the Giants could not resist shooting themselves in both foot with SIX turnovers including 4 more INTs for Eli for a total of 24 to go with his 30 TD tosses.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    "Statistics are for losers", nonetheless...

    Cutler has fewer INTs (14) than

    Eli (24)

    Brees (19)

    Peyton (17)

    Sportsmedia teacher's pet (and MVP Hyped candidate),
    Philip Rivers, has 12.

    Of course, Mr. Rivers also has tee time reservations starting the 2nd week of January.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    They've also thrown the ball a hell of a lot more than Cutler - who has only 61% of the attempts Peyton has for example. Brees and Manning have 8 more TD passes too.

    JC 393 attempts
    PM 638 att (!)
    DB 571 att
    EM 510 att

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Oh how sweet is this ? The only passers rated lower than Sanchez this year are: Derek Anderson (65.9), Hasselbeck(73.2)and Jimmy Clausen (56.8). Even Alex Smith is rated higher than Sanchez. With the defense, running backs, TE, O-line and receivers they have, that is nothing short of pathetic.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Point taken on the INTs BUT, in that case...
    Only 8 more TDs in 177 to 245 more attempts becomes a negative stat and means Cutler's TD% is better than any of them.

    8 TD passes in 177 to 245 attempts.
    That used be fairly standard for Bear QBs.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Whoops!

    This just in: Drew Brees just racked up INT #20 and it was an absolutely HORRIFIC, half-assed, Narcissus-like attempt to avoid a sack.

    The previous series he made another ASS play to avoid a sack that could have resulted in disaster with a blind lateral to Pierre Thomas that Thomas was NOT expecting and was fortunate to latch onto and run with for...no gain.

    Double-whoops: #21 is in the books. Tipped pass but it still counts, Drew.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'm glad we don't have a smurf QB .... Flutie was cute 'n' all ... in his little pads ... with his little shoes .. but it's nice having a QB that can do a QB sneak and you don't have to spend ten minutes looking for him in the pile.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Ryan's dumb fake punts yesterday and in his Packer loss probably cost him both games. Yesterday's was even more boneheaded though because Sanchez was still on the field - "um, I think the QB just might throw it." At least the fake in the Packer surprised the D, which almost gave up the first down.

    Now it's finally time for the Pack. I see us losing then having an instant rematch at Soldier Field. And I don't care how much the Bears have already surpassed expectations, but no self-respecting Bears fan, player, or coach can honestly call any season a success if it ends with a one-and-done postseason loss to the Packers. At least not this Packer team, which is beatable. Giants game notwithstanding; that Eagles game was the emotional end of their season.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    Worst nightmare: Back to back losses to the Packers to end the season. The "Experts" would spend the post season saying "See, we TOLD you so."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    If we get bitchslapped two weeks in a row I don't think we'd be a position to disagree with them. Sure our oline looked good yesterday but the Jets pass rush is near the bottom of the league.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    I cannot disagree.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    Hey Rick Telander, I think you have one of Jay's pubes in your teeth....

    "The guy has a light saber for an arm, antifreeze for blood, bridge cable for nerves.

    He

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Coach that's just dental floss............you see in his teeth hhaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhaaaaaaa

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    my bad it was a pube, but he uses it as dental floss!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    The Bears locked up Pat Mannelly and Big Toe to extensions via. Brad Biggs

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Excellent. We saw how important Mannelly is to this team when he was out. It was a very bad time. And Big Toe has certainly shown his value.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The time is now. I don't want to think about losing to the packers and facing them again. Screw that. This is the GAME OF THE YEAR...that's how the Bears need to look at it. It's a Packer Elimination game and in their house. Holy @#$% BEAR THE #$%^ DOWN!

    I know the pack Oline is not the Jets Oline but we MUST find a way to Hurry Rogers if not sack him 3 to 4 times on key 3rd downs. I do not believe our front 4 can do that alone. We need to blitz a corner, safety, or a LB or 2 to shake things up. THIS IS THE GAME that will prove once and for all if the Bears can go all the way.

    Do it for Papa Bear, do it for Walter, do for your Momma...JUST DO IT and WIN THIS GAME!!!

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    I had a rough night and I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Just now GP?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    that would almost be worse than just another mediocre season...at least then we would be able to finally get rid of Jerry Angelo...on the bright side, we can essentially eliminate the Pack from the playoffs, claim bragging rights over them, and all the other NFCN trolls till next September! Oh, how sweet, sweet, that would be...

  • In reply to Jokey:

    Forte and the Duke are competitors who will take the game over. I think this has affected the offense in a possitive way since the bye, and it's just starting to pop on all cylinders, were reaching maxiumum potential horsepower and feels dam good to be a Bears fan.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    Is it a 'given' that the Packers are eliminated from playoff contention if they lose Sunday?

    Tampa plays AT New Orleans and the apparently imploding Giants are at Washington.

    I have no idea what the tie-breaker situation is if the Bucs, Ginats and Packers all finish 9-7.

    ?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The pack can still make the playoffs if we beat them and the Bucs and Giants both lose next week.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Thank you, professor.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    giants play rex lead skins though, and the only team that is more dysfunctional and inept as the giants is the skins...

  • In reply to Jokey:

    I'm calling for the Bears to play their best all around game of the season. Wouldn't it be something if we get scores on D, Special Teams, and in the Running Game and Passing Game. Time to send the Pack into next year boys. Beat Da Pack, beat em real bad.

    Bears 35, Fudge 19.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    trac..you mean a tri-fecta

    scores.....21 on O
    scores.....7 on ST
    scores.....7 on D

    but you didn't add it up right D will get a saftey and give fuckdodgers a concuss at the same time .....hhhhhhhhhhheeeeeehhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhheee

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    One things for sure, we cannot HAND them 14 points on a platter t'he way we did the Jets with that pick-six (cringe) and the sack/short punt combo in the 2nd quarter.

    Make no mistake, the Packers are a better football team than the self-promoting Jets. The Packers BLANKED the Jets. IN New Jersey.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al.....+1

  • In reply to Jokey:

    Brad Smith dropped that ball, good play call I think. Ballsy.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I would say, footsy...

  • In reply to Jokey:

    And did anybody notice what happened when we did run between tackles? Nothing. Same story all season. Forte only got yards when he was running *away* from our O-line, and that one play where they were caught blitzing and he followed Olsen's lead - the Jets run-fits were bad. Nothing to do with our line.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    thats why i kept saying off-tackle..that was all 22 on his own

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, you look silly bitching about Knox and Forte just to justify your ongoing rants. Knox will end up with over 1000 yds this year. That's #2 stats at least. Forte is going to end up with over 1000 yds (4.4 avg) and around 500 receiving yards. That's plenty good enough. The OL is not great but they played well yesterday. You get so wrapped up with your rants you don't let a little thing like the facts get in the way.

    Why focus on what we don't have? We're 11-4 and you're bitching like we're 4-11. There's only 1 great team this year (Pats) and everyone else has some issues.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    CB..tell us how you really feel

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Perfection, Canada. Lombardis. Nothing else will do, can't and shouldn't have to wait another 25 years. We've got the QB, one type of back, some fast tertiary receivers with poor skills, one solid possession guy, no O-line. We've got this year and next to win a Lombardi. We passed on T.O., Brandon Marshall & Boldin. Not good enough.

    What does 11-4 mean ? What has regular season records got to do with anything? You can't put them in glass cases .... it was nice to win the division, but who counts division titles? Two championships in what, 46 years?

    Not. Good. Enough.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And no, the OL didn't play well yesterday. Forte's runs were all outside apart from the Olsen block where the Jets blitzed and whiffed on their run-fits. Running inside has been like running into a brick wall all year long. We have Garza and Kretuz and that's it - stick a fork in them both next year. Other than that, when the Jets rushed anything more than four on that dog-slow turf they were in our backfield.

    All the bitching I do is bitching at the roster Angelo gives us. He got reeeeeaal lucky with injuries this year.

    Knox can get a 1000 yards and you can go whoopty-doo over it. He's got half the TDs a #1 should have - and he *is* our defacto #1. Hester is #1 in salary only. Cutler would the #1 QB in the NFL this year if he had a bona fide #1 beast. Apart from those 3 TDs Cutler had nowhere to throw the ball against the Jets. We don't have that guy to go up and get it, and when he does get it he's hard to bring down. That's not too much to ask for is it?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    What game were you watching? That catch Knox made over Cromartie was one of the best catches I've seen all year. I'm glad you brought up TO. Cincy had both 85 and TO on the bench Sunday and it was Palmer's best day throwing all year. The Pats got rid of Moss and they caught fire. Every place Moss has been this year has become loserville. I'm not crazy about JA but we've had a good year. We might make some noise in the playoffs. Who knows? Why rip on our team when they're 11-4. No they haven't done anything in the playoffs yet. They might. What does our record in the last 50 years have to do with this year? Nothing.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Who's ripping? I comment. That's what blog comment sections are for. If you want everyone to feel the same way you do then join a political party.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, were you watching the game on a Magic television that shows something completely different than what the rest of us were watching?

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    In that I was sober, yes.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    *yawn* Same story all season from you too.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    SC.....I know I'm a broken record..after that I got nothing.....

  • In reply to jj320:

    The playoffs are now.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    No doubt.

  • In reply to jj320:

    I, and others, have brought our recent lack of pass rush up before. I originally thought it was due to bad field conditions ala Pats, Jets, but then they turned in a 4 sack performance in Snowy Minny, and I'm left scratching my head. It could just be that the conditions at the University were pretty good, and that would explain the Dlines dominance, but remember earlier in the year when we got a whole lot of pressure, but little sacks, in ideal conditions?

    U know they're coached up, and Peppers, Izzy, Melton, Toe, and even Harris, go all out on every play, which is even more puzzling.

    I still suspect that our lack of sacks/pressure is due more to bad footing in bad weather - at least, that would be preferable to the alternative that superior Olines like the Jets and Pats can wall them, and score at will...

    Side note: I have also noticed that when our Dline does lack, Marinelli starts selectively blitzing and plays more man to try to get the QB out of rhythm, which I think is genius as we see QBs stand there like a statue and dink and dunk all the way to a TD.

    Much has been argued over the Cover 2, but the bottom line is that when we get pressure from the front four, it becomes the cover 2, and when it doesn't, it devolves into the cover who?

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    oops, meant "I think is genius, as opposed to seeing the opposing qb stand there like a statue..."

  • i just spit my diet coke out of my nose as you squeezed in the Lebowski reference. Doc, i have a feeling you and i would be friends if we knew each other. I could talk to you about string theory AND get high as shit and peg neighborhood kids with snowballs.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    http://cdn.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/3a98395abf870da6b1c7cc498c3ff5b1.png

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    How many times does string theory get mentioned on this blog? Awesome. It's still a bunch of crap though. That's what happens whenPoindexters don't have to get real jobs - they come up with stuff like String theory.

    "So the big bang was really just two membranes touching off each other see, and each membrance is like its own universe see ... and all of this shit works out mathematically if there are 11 dimensions ... do you want to buy my book?"

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Getting high and pegging the neighbourhood kids with snowballs sounds like a lot of fun though. Especially if they're wearing those snorkel jackets...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    string theory? how many dimensions are we up to now? funnily enough, pack fans in all alternate realities still do their sisters lol I think Doc has the mathematical proof...

  • Cedrunk is a talented idiot. He wore out his welcome in Chicago and his career will continue for a few more years. He was the consensus pick at #4 but didn't pan out for us. Now it seems taking RB's high in the draft is no longer in vogue. Oh well.

    Forte looks way better this year vs last year. On a fast track he has pretty good speed. At Soldier Field he looks like a plodder. Totally happy with Forte. Once Cedrunk was cut loose I haven't spent any time thinking about him.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Forte can't knock people over and is completely useless between the tackles. Taylor is almost identical physically. How we went a whole season without addressing the fullback position is another reason Jerry Angelo should be burned alive.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Bettis, Dayne, Jacobs - none bruiser back ever had the moves or versatility of Forte. You can't have it all.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    Oh I guess you're saying we need a true fullback. I agree. Taylor to me is like a less-effective Forte. Fudgers Kuhn is pretty effective and has even been a passable halfback substitute. Damn Packers they know how to draft 'em.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I'm not buying the "line has improved crap". Any time they blitzed us they seemed to be successful. Neither the Jet nor the Bears D-lines could act on that surface. Yesterday was not the day to grade out our O-line. Omelette and Webb didn't suddenly stop sucking. Chris Williams is catching up on Webb for false starts.

    And Knox caught two TDs. Yes, granted, but let's not stick him in the HOF just yet. On the second TD the defender fell over, let's be honest. He's a #3 receiver, one that hears footsteps to boot. He has speed and absolutely nothing else, although hew's a tenacious little run blocker even though he weighs about the same as a girl-scout. Bennett's a solid #2 receiver. We still need a #1. A go-to, jump-up-an-get-it burly beast that can break tackles. This is non-negotiable.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    irish agree.......again where are my two guards...and throw in new tackle while are at it....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    What? How can you watch this team and not buy that the line has improved? and not by a little bit either, but by a whole metric shitload Irish. The 3-4 blitz nearly every play, even when they send 4 its a blitz because you don't know where that 4th person is coming from. The line did a brilliant job stopping the blitz, and they are getting better.

  • Hey Jeff, agree with the sentiment in your post, except I have to give some love to the specials -- in particular both P/KO returns and both coverage teams. They owned the field possession battle all day.

    They shut down Brad Smith big time, and on top of that made 2 huge plays in critical spots late in the game -- Maynard boot to Graham clutch stops when backed up in the endzone nursing a 4 point lead, not just once but TWICE. Heck without that, Harris is defending shots into the endzone instead of jumping midfield vertical routes.

    Also I might argue the MVP of the game was Hester (it's him or Cutler, with honorable mentions to Forte and Knox). Hester was directly or indirectly responsible for drives starting in Jets territory (three, at NYJ 32, 40, 49 -- all leading to Jay's TD throws) and at CHI 40, 39, 36, 34 (twice). Even the fake punt Rex has admitted was due to a fear of Hester.

    In my book, I don't think you can put the carrying of the game all on the offense (who inarguably were lights out) without crediting the part specials played.

  • In reply to 750mL:

    If it wasn't for Hester's great TD catch - the lad has good hands, give him his due there - I'd give it to Graham on ST. He was phenomenal. Greta to think he can come in for us as CB if we need him.

  • 43 receptions for 478 yards. those are stats a lot of starting WIDEOUTS would take.

    You could give Forte a number in the 80s and not miss a beat so when he's in the back field and suddendly splits wide the opposition SHOULD be thinking "Uh-Oh".

    The rainbow from Cutty to Matt down the sideline Sunday was a work of art.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Regarding a "2nd Make Martz year", I just hope we HAVE one.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    That was my concern if they booted Lovie. Would Maranelli, Martz and Toub have been kept on? Highly unlikely all three would have been kept.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I have a hunch Toub will be landing one of the vacant HC jobs after the season. Hope I'm wrong, but his talent can't go unrecognized much longer.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Ouch, is his contract up? And don't you know he'll just suck at being a HC ...

    Chances Singletary ever accepts a linebacker coaching job anyone? Like in, say ... Chi-town?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    B4 the season, I would've said, "No way anyone offers Martz a HC job!" but now, after everyone has witnessed him actually "adapt" to personell, AND the endless list of HCs on the hotseat, who knows.

    Toub I'm not worried about. Management rarely takes chances on upgrading a SP teams coach to HC.

    I think we're gonna keep both for at least another year, mostly due to the looming labor dispute.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    That had Warner to Faulk written all over it. Beautiful plan, beautiful execution.

  • He definitely should! lol maybe the football should be deflated for concussing a player. Remember that one guy who hit his helmet on the goal post after a TD and concussed himself - he would have been fined too.

  • Mind-numbing statistic:

    Kerry Collins is the 12th rated passer in NFL history.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Wow. Did not know that. I always liked his poise.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Tony Romo is in the top three or so isn't he? That's what you get when your gameplan is full of three yard passes and you have guys like Miles Austin and Dez Bryant to run the other 97.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yeah, kinda like having John Taylor and Jerry Rice. Only a little harder with Austin and Bryant.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Looks like the Saints will win this game tonight. #1 seed could be in play next week. It's definitely a long shot but you never know.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    You pansy ass fucks have a lot of pressure on you this week, huh? Worried about your worst nightmare on Sunday, aren't you? Division champs and all you can worry about is getting bitch slapped. You are some pitiful mother fuckers. Sweet dreams fagots.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    No pressure. We already got our spot in the playoffs. Remember we won the NFC north in week 16? Are we worried, of course not. One hit from Peppers to Rodgers and problem Solved. You like apples? NFC NORTH CHAMPS! now How you like them apples? FUCK U

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    hi........ you fucking troll go home and do your sister

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Which reminds of that old query - in Wisconsin, if you divorce your wife, is she still your sister?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    T...hhhhhheeehhhhheeeeeee

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I guess it doesn't really matter ... you can still f**k her ...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    i think what we can take from this mnf game is.... both of these teams will be scary in the playoffs.
    that being said, let's murder the packers. please.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Once again, the Falcons illustrate for us the bone-headed theory that is "The Prevent Defense".

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I did his siter and trust me she ain't worth it. His mom way better especially when she's drunk off her ass. Just put her face down on the couch and your golden.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    If I'm not mistaken, motherfucker is one word and faggot has two gs...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
    Noun 1. MOTHER FUCKER - insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    dickhead, motherfucker, prick, asshole, bastard, son of a bitch, whoreson, cocksucker, SOB, shit
    dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
    disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

    Noun 1.FAGOT- offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    fag, faggot, nance, poof, poove, pouf, queer, fairy, pansy, queen
    derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
    gay man, shirtlifter - a homosexual man

    Based on WordNet 3.0,

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Glad to see you've got a little time to reply before heading out to milk the cows. I know the size of them kind of reminds you of your mom but remember what the Good Book has to say about beastiality...

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    phrofuck...your name tells me that if peppers hits your bitch fudger, he will hit that frozen tundra and give your bitch another concussion..aka brett bitch..oh you know him right, you all in inbred-land use to suck his junk ..maybe he can send it to you from his phone and bring that memory back

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    You may not know this, but the Bears have already won the NFC North and are thus guaranteed a playoff spot, whereas the Packers are not yet in the playoffs, and most likely can only get in by defeating the Bears. All this knowledge is easily accessible. In any case, it doesn't make any sense for you to say that the Bears "have a lot of pressure" on them. You can do better than this. C-

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Hello, Chicken!
    We told you weeks ago, NO COWARDS ALLOWED.
    That means YOU!

    Your boys fell out of contention for the NFC North and You DISAPPEARED like a cockroach when the lights go on.

    You have some nerve calling anybody else a "pansy ass fuck" "pitiful motherfucker" or "faggot".

    You've shown yourself to be the POSTER CHILD for all of those concepts. When you look them up in the dictionary, you see YOUR PICTURE. You wouldn't know that because you obviously don't OWN a dictionary.

    You can't come up with anything better than scatalogical rantings. About what we should expect from a college drop-out. CLOWN College, that is.

    As Glinda said to the Wicked Witch of the West "Be gone, you have no power here."

    Oh, and if go have mommy change that diaper you're wearing, you'll feel a lot better.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Nice Al! Never seen you this riled up before. haha

  • In reply to Joseph:

    "Beware the fury of a patient man."

    I do not suffer fools, gladly, Joseph, and I have less patience for cowardly trolls like PhrozentuRdra, who, as you can clearly see, cannot even spell his own name properly.

    I normally try very hard to refrain from profanity and scatology, but I felt I had to reference his juvenile epithets in order to effect a "Return to sender" message.

    Frankly, I think he viloated this blog's "rules of engagement" and should be sent packing but I am not here to try and tell the Blogfather how to rule his kingdom.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I've always liked that quote, and the Japanese proverb, "Do not confuse kindness for weakness."
    That being said, there are rules of engagement on this blog? damn, didn't know that. I'm pretty sure I broke 599 blog commandments of the over 600...anyways, trolls don't count as humans lol

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Commandment #1 - Thou shall not feedeth trolls.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Well gentlemen, we got the result needed tonight to keep the #1 seed alive... plus maybe some usable tape on how to beat the Falcons in the Georgia Dome. It's still an extremely long shot, but hey you never know (see my response to Trac's post above for exactly what needs to happen to get the #1 seed).

    The CST had a decent review of the tape. I think it was pretty spot on with the DL and OL -- DL struggled bad, and OL picked up all manner of blitzes. I hope Mari figures it out and Tice keeps it going... http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-1228-pompei-film-session--20101227,0,1940520,full.column

    Lastly, what, nobody agree/disagree with me above on the special teams being a star of the game, or Hester as the arguable MVP?

  • In reply to 750mL:

    As usual, I have little to argue with re: your take on the game.
    I thought ST was the difference maker. As I was saying to my fellow Bears fans at the bar, I can think of no one else in the history of the game who was able to have such a tangible impact on the course of football games with as few touches as the Windy City Flyer.
    He gives us +20 yards in field position on a consistent basis without even catching the ball. That's worth 100 to 150+ yards of offense in a given game, not to mention the impact on the overall field position for our defense.
    ST is once again going to be what carries this team deep into the postseason, not our improving O or our occasionally dominant D...but the guys who are their backups.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Thanks bro. Agreed on Hester's hidden yardage impact, though I'd guess it's more like 70-100 yards per game (over a "replacement" player).

    Call it 5-10 per kickoff kicked away from him, 10 per kickoff to him, easily 10 per punt kicked away from him (but only those punted from behind the 45 -- otherwise it'll probably be a fair catch, unfielded, or pinned deep), and 5+ per punt kicked to him. Figure on average 4 KOs, and maybe 7 punts of which 3-4 are from behind the 45.

    But still, even "only" 70 yards per game would be over 1000 yards of hidden "offense" per season... and that's not even counting any TDs. To me, there's no question how valuable Hester is -- and how unique his impact is compared to ANYONE else in the league.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Anyone see the game? I'm in work here. All I see from the stat line is that the #1 seed - unbeatable at home - couldn't break 150 yards passing or run the ball. Super Drew only passed for one TD also. Looks like we could take either, no? So if Atlanta finds a way to lose to Carolina, and we beat the Fudgers, who gets the tie-break?

    We would both have lost 3 conference games. We had the following common opponents:

    Philly - we beat them, ATL didn't ... adv Bears
    GB - we both beat them.
    SEA - They beat them, we lost to them. Evens.
    CAR - we beat them, they would have lost and won.

    So we get it on the "Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference." because we'd have a 100% record against the panthers whereas the Falcons would only be 50%, right?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yes/no, Bears would win on common opponents 4-1 vs Falcons at 3-2. However, Bears ONLY win this tie if it's against the Falcons only.

    Bears would lose a 3-way tie with ATL and PHI, so the Eagles must lose a game for the Bears to get the #1 seed. Also, Bears lose a tie with NO, so the Saints must also lose their home game to the Panthers (or else they'd win the NFC South).

  • In reply to 750mL:

    The way I heard it on the radio this morning, there are 4 teams alive and the Bears need help from the other 3 to get in.

    We need an Atlanta loss, New Orleans loss, and Philly loss in either game. And we have to beat GB. Biggest surprise would be Philly getting the #1 seed, but they're certainly dangerous enough to do it.

    Of that bunch (including GB), New Orleans scares me the most. They're the defending champs, they know how to win in the playoffs. Green Bay has choked a lot this season (and don't forget their lousy D last year in the playoffs). Atlanta is solid, but young.

    Philly is great and Superbowl ready (they're my #2 concern) but we're built to beat them and we have beaten them. New Orleans, I think, is built to beat us.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    And so my job here is done for now. Al, a quote from Dryden? Really? In your case use Congreve. It's gender appropriate.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Who wants to bet that Martz has a little somethin somethin waiting in the wings for the Cheese. Little was said about Martz's play calling against the Jets and I for one am holding out for glee that Martz has been sand bagging on O and is getting ready to pull the trigger on some mind blowing play calling heading into the playoffs. This is a must win game in my opinion and I look to see Martz and Cutty pulling out all the stops this weekend.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    A bad scheme against a good team will get us rolled. I think you're right, Trac. Martz and Marinelli know how to win this game.

    I will be surprised if we don't have over 180 rushing yards when all is said and done (and we average fewer rushing yards per game than the Pack). To own these bastards - we need to own them. Goes without saying that the fewer we see our D the more lethal they will be.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I could not agree more. If Martz and our O can keep it on the ground and march down the field with a few quick short passes here and there we can keep Rogers off the field. That's the best way you beat great QBs like Brady and P. Manning. Control the clock and we'll have the game locked up. Cutler needs to get rid of the ball quick and our Oline won't need to hold a blitz back for too long.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Thank you, lobo.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I got your back.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    My my, so easily rattled. Curl up with that security blanket and prepare to assume the fetal position next Monday. I'll be here join you for the whine and cheese, pussy.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Well better the fetal than the bend over and take it in the tail pipe..oh shit you fudgefuckers are accustomed to that..

    p.s. how's jo-mama

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

    Talk about "easily rattled" !

    This is quite a show you put on, PhrozentuRdra.

    Scrambled to the library, did you?

    "Oh please, lookit me, I'm REALLY an intellectual, not just a foul-mouthed troll and a coward."

    Too late to play THAT card, Susie.

    Bottom line, 'Turdra: When things got tough for the Packers you were gone. Invisible. MUTE.

    No matter what transpires, YOU are totally IRRELEVANT because there is no pithy comeback for from Dryden, Congreve or anybody else to explain or excuse your abject COWARDICE.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Really Paco, a coward? Seems like I'm the only green and gold eagle that is willing to soar on this site. As far as the intermittent visits go, I have a business to run and a life to live, only mine isn't being a pool cleaner like yours. And MY foul mouth? Read your buddies posts here, I'm just coming down to your level, which is lower than snake shit. Later, loser. The Bears still suck!

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Oooh ooh! A Fudger! Thanks for the division !! It feels GREAT !!! And we get to smack you upsides the head in Lambeau too. I love the holidays ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Oh, and 'faggots' has two 'g's. Oops, sorry, you're a Packers fan, that was cruel of me. Rubbing education in your face like that, where are my manners.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Maybe you missed this, Tundra, but here is a refresher:

    DETROIT LIONS 7
    GREEN BAY PACKERS 3

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Hahaha phrozentundra... right back at it eh? And how did that shit-slinging work out for you last time? Not so well as I recall.

    Trash-talking is one thing, but you just can't seem to help but be a tool I guess. Gentlemen, I advise you to not waste time engaging this troll... ain't worth it. Maybe if he had any balls, but he doesn't. Forget him.

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    finally! if I were a troll connoisseur (look it up cheesehead) I would say...some inbred, rotten cheese, and just a hint of favre needle-dick still reeking from his cheeks (both of them)...

    Can't wait till we put you down like Old Yeller (I know, that's eighth grade reading, which is one more year beyond your education, but you should buy it on books on tape, then cry like you will come monday morning).

  • In reply to phrozentundra:

    Go back to the alternate universe where your team isn't scrambling for it's fucking postseason life, you dipshit.

  • Forte = Team Player

    Benson = Me Player

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Forte = Good man

    Benson = Asshole

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Funny.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Way to bring it back, MB.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Viva- Wise.

    MB-Entertaining.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    BTW, an awful lot of pretty +decent Bears are unrestricted free agents after this year:

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/12/bears-facing-free-agent-hit-at-lb-on-special-teams.html

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    C Olin Kreutz ?

    DT Anthony Adams Yes

    SS Danieal Manning Yes

    LB Pisa Tinoisamoa Yes

    LB Nick Roach Yes

    CB Corey Graham Yes

    P Brad Maynard ?

    TE Desmond Clark Yes

    LB Brian Iwuh Yes

    WR Rashied Davis Yes

    RB Garrett Wolfe so-long

    LB Rod Wilson so-long

    S Josh Bullocks so-long

    QB Todd Collins so-long

    my .02

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I can't really argue with your ratings but based on their use of him this year, I suspect Desmond Clark will be gone (much as I regret that). I'd be suprised if they let Olin go. Collins - one horrendous outing (not a large data set there) - and I understand Martz wanting a veteran with a known track record somewhere behind Cutler but in spite of him being around the system now for a season, might there not be an upgrade out there this off season?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    sorry for the confusion

    yes to keep
    ? iffy
    so-long well you get it

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Corey will get offered a starters position. Gone. I'd offer Kretuz the minimum for a year and the bench.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Are you fucking serious with this ridiculous bullshit (Johnny and I obviously don't share the same NYR)? Are these announcers serious?

    The guy is a fucking complete and total vagina. What a total douche. Irish, please have at it here... that's just plain embarrassing and pathetic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yePAw010fEw

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I would never have done that MB. Then again there are a lot of things I've done that I'll never want to do again.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...Wife and I were just watching that on the three letter network and she yells out "What a Pussy".... Cutty would of ran it through and then said "FU" to the other team...Ass-Clown....and btw did you see him on the post conference talking about it. FUCKHEAD!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The announcers are douches. The smart play was to kneel (or slide) on the 1, but not for the idiotic reasons they were spouting. Kneeling/sliding ends the game right there as a victory.

    I'm sure Peyton knew that. Whether he also is a vagina I cannot say, but you can't judge that by this play.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here's the thing MB. I've always said Peyton Manning was a pussy. But there's different stuff to consider with that play. If he scores and they get the PAT, they're 12 points up, but technically they can lose the game to a TD (Jacoby runs back the KO), onside kick, another TD. By getting a fresh set of downs, they could run out the clock (I don't know what the Raiders timeout situation was). But gut feeling? He's a pussy.

    Pocket Pusser = pussy who doesn't give their all.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I get the reasons why gents... I wasn't commenting on that. I was commenting on how he did it and the ridiculous announcing that came with it.

    Oh, and there

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Haha, point MB. Anyway I'm with you... can't stand how these media asshats fall over themselves to fellate PM every which way they can figure.

    I think PM gets way too much credit (especially for SB XLI for which that MVP award was a travesty), but I don't hold much ill will toward him. Granted he does strike me as a bit of a pansy though, as well as pouty under-the-bus-thrower.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    All I will say about the drivel that accompanied that play is "consider the source".

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    A mans gotta know his limitations.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VrFV5r8cs0

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    or maybe this trac:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr-MULejwYI&feature=channel

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Not particularily germaine to the discussion but one of my favorite Eastwood scenes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3bxZKR_PZk

  • Big agreement here.

  • You've gotta give Lovie credit. He was very high on Daniel Manning when many of us were not. I'd have to give him that one.

  • In reply to mikev:

    that was supposed to be a reply to Doc's post... Sometimes I'm just stoopid.

  • In reply to mikev:

    SOME credit, Mike, but Lovie also held him back by redefining Manning role/position on what seemed to be a weekly basis for a a while.

  • Angelo has a record of taking care of our own. I'm sure C. Harris and D. Manning's contracts are on Cliff Stein's to do list.

  • Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in Tombstone.

    Excellent work.

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