History Available For Cutler, Bears

When the Bears acquired Jay Cutler last off-season, it was one of the most exhilarating acquisitions in the history of the organization.  It filled the 2009 balloon with hyped-up air that we all watched deflate in a storm of turnovers, injuries and defensive meltdowns.  Still I defended Cutler, arguing that he is a special talent and would thrive once the organization installed the kind of system that would maximize his ability.  Watching him beat a superior Minnesota Vikings team on a cold December night on the strength of him arm alone confirmed this for me.  Lovie Smith hired Mike Martz.  And after seven up-and-down weeks, rife with attacking pass rushers and errant throws, Cutler has finally found his place as the quarterback of the Chicago Bears.

Just look at his performance over these last five unbeaten weeks.  Cutler has completed 66.2% of his passes for 1,062 yards.  He has thrown 10 touchdowns to only 3 interceptions.  He's also rushed for 120 yards.  And while the offensive line has improved (if only incrementally) over that time, Cutler has performed as this level while being sacked 14 times in the five games.  Those numbers, projected over the course of the season, would still make the Bears the worst pass-blocking team in the league.
Cutler is not perfect.  When he abandons his mechanics, does not set his feet and believes too strongly in his own arm strength, he heaves balls into places they don't belong.  (He has abandoned this practice down around the end zone.)  He and Martz also choose odd spots to throw deep, often on second-and-long, putting the Bears into rough third-down situations.  The absence of the genuine deep threat of late has led to the occasional bomb into double coverage.  When you're instincts are to throw deep, sometimes you just wanna throw deep.
Now Jay Cutler enters the most important phase of his young career in Chicago.  He has reduced the turnovers, made plays with his mobility and quieted the newspaper critics who seemed to monitor his facial expressions like detectives would a suspect under the burning lamplight of interrogation.  Cutler must now lead the Bears into the postseason the way the game's best quarterbacks do.  He must take advantage of the limited opportunities presented by playing three of your final four games in the cold, cold climates of Chicago and Green Bay.  He must not allow this team to perform with the lethargic, detached attitude they displayed over the first thirty minutes in Detroit.  And if necessary, he must outplay Aaron Rodgers on the final Sunday of the season to win the NFC North.
History is there now for Jay Cutler.  Despite the reservations of the national sports media, the 9-3 Chicago Bears are as good a contender to reach the Super Bowl as any team in the NFC.  Twenty-five years after their only Super Bowl victory, the 1985 Bears are still revered and celebrated - sometimes for $100 a ticket.  History is there now for the 2010 Bears.  And on a football field, it is up to the quarterback to seize it.  

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  • Let Jay end up FIRST in all the QB ratings!

  • Crap...sooo close to FIRST to say I agree with your Cutler observations Jeff.

  • I SECOND that emotion Dave.

    On top of that, I just want him to keep playing the way he is, not throw any ridiculous INTs, and get W's. Everything after that is just a Krisitin Cavallari BJ with whipped cream on top.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Damn it... flaaag on the plaay.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    THIRD and eight now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Check out the Bubbles Cash story in the comments. That is just so awesome I don't know what to say.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4Fsl2SM2mA

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://metrocolumnistsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/BUBBLES_CASH.JPG

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The comment regarding 2nd and long is quite wise. The Indianapolis Colts have made a living being able to throw the 7-10 yard route in order to make their third down manageable. Even if they ultimately punt those 7-10 yards are quite important. Plus, it makes you very goddamn good at gaining 7-10 yards, which is quite a bit more important, eh?

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Fuck it I'm throwing downfield?

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ahahahahahaha - the Rex Cannon. I have that gif somewhere around here.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Unfortunately, this feels like the '06 team to me. Cutler is dour and crap with the press and the fans. He couldn't muster charm if Johnny Carson himself came back and interviewed him. Egos are out of control.

    I wonder if he cares about proving his critics wrong, or just his next big contract and staying in the elite conversation. He grew up watching the Bears, I think there is something in him that wants to drive this team, I just don't know if it really is in his blood or not.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think you should do a side deal with Krisitin GP. Tell her to only give BJs out when we win - you know she's on twitter/fbook. That should add some extra incentive.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    aww shit son.. tell her throw one in for me

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I hope Jay Cutler comes out with a chip on his shoulder as well as the whole Bears team.Knock the New England Patriots into the ground.Play a physical game.

    I really hope the Bears come up all fired up.They can do it.There is no clear cut favorite in the NFC.

    Maybe its the Bears but they have to prove it.

    This Sunday

  • In reply to johnkos:

    I don't know, John. The Falcons are a shoe-in to get home field advantage, and what's Ryan now, 20-1 at home with those guys ? Carolina twice, the Saints at home and SEA away ? But are they scary? I don't think we need to be scared of anybody.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Seifert calls out Cutler.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/20475/no-disputing-now-jay-cutler-is-a-winner

    Jesse keeps hope alive.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ha. I bet when he turned around and saw Jesse Jackson he thought to himself "Shit, was this guy on the '85 team or did he play with Sayers?"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    MB and Doc, from your last post on the previous thread. How long after a scope? Dan Hampton would get scoped on Monday and play on Sunday. Did it more than once. Hurry back Pisa!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Pisa gets knee scoped....fuck. this hurts during this last quarter stretch, but would rather have him good for the playoffs.

    about Cutler:

    1) he resembles Jimmy Mac to me. maybe not a charismatic, but i bet he could be if he wanted to. he just DOESN'T WANT TO! when the media turned their back on him ala Denver fiasco, he turned his back on them. and i for one applaud him for it

    2) i think he genuinely wants to win not only for the sake of winning, but because of what it can do for this franchise & the fans. everyone on here knows this, but Bears fans have damn near made EVERY game this season a home game (how many times have the media said "Bears fans deep in (name location here)?" Cutler knows one thing: for the MOST part, the fans have his back. We are the best fans in the world in ANY sport b/c we follow our team no matter where.

    3) No excuses. This team is built to lean on each other; Jay doesn't have that porous 32nd ranked D in Denver he had in '08 nor does the '06 Bears D have Rex Grossman taking the snaps. I can see the Bears going 3-1 during this stretch, but it's going to take a TEAM effort to do so. the D got that bad game out of its system, so it's time to play lights out. Cutler hasn't thrown a pick in the last 2 games, so it's time to continue that streak.

    to get to it boys, all our boys need to do is exactly what they did against Philly: aggressive D, smart offensive decisions, and for the WRs to make plays. Matty will be just fine...he's starting to hit his stretch.

    BEAR DOWN!!!! CHICAGO BEARS!!!!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    He might have Jimmy Mac's swagger, but Jimmy was a winner his whole life. Way smarter too. Way, way smarter. No winning record since HS has to say something about Cutler. Winners win. Jimmy Mac in Cutler's body would be one a hell of a QB.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yeah... it says he's played for a lot of bad football teams.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    OK. 4 minutes to go and Brady is still throwing out of the shotgun?

    The Patriots are no longer rubbing the Jets' noses in it, they have the Jets bent over the kitchen table with their pants down and are getting ready to play "Brokeback Mountain".

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    After this ass whoopin the Pats will come in here thinking they are all powerful. That's all right boys. You just keep thinking that. Welcome to Chicago.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    He was a winner when he wasn't fucking hurt!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The only criticisms I have with Cutty at the moment are that he's not stepping up in the pocket when he throws and his mental clock of when to get rid of the ball is sometimes verrryy slllooowwww. I know we've butchered the o-line, but many of the sacks have been on Jay. He's got to know when to get rid of the ball or just throw it away. He's done is some, but not consistently. The short passing game eliminates a lot of this problem though.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I still think once the offensive line is revamped (obviously not this year) and he has some time to throw he's going to be great. Think about it, it's like an abused dog, it gets hit over and over again it begins to flinch even when you're going to pet it.(no I've never beat a dog and no this is not Michael Vick) Once he gets some time on a consistent basis people are going to notice him like they did in Denver.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    +1

    I think it's already started...

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Some Non-Cutler thought...

    Pats-Jets...Hope they kill each other like the Steelers-Ravens game. Man, that game was brutal. And I hope the Pats win. Why? Because as we have proven, when a team comes off a big win, it becomes complacent. Human Nature. What did everyone talk about before the Lion's game? Beware, it could be a trap game. All the coaches and players vehemently denied they were overlooking the Lions, and they would be up for the game. What happened? In spite of their protestations, they were NOT up for the Lions, and it was a trap game. It took an em-bear-assing first half to bitch slap them the fuck up (yes, I had to use em-bear-assing lol). It was inevitable. Hopefully, the same will happen if the Pats win. In addition, the Pats play on a short week and on the road.

    The Lions are the third highest scoring team in the NFL (31 points/game); I know, I couldn't believe it either, so holding them to 20 points was no small feat, and allowing only 6 points in the second half when our true D showed up was truly more impressive.

    We win with D and Sp teams? NOPE, we just win, and usually ugly because rarely does our D, Sp teams and O all click in the same game. When it does, we are unstoppable. Just think if we combined the the D from the Miami game, with the O from the Lions game, and the SP teams play from the Vikings game...

    We match up well against the Pats. Their O is fueled on short passes with small wrs, our D allows short passes with small cbs...the key will be red zone tds. The Pats and Bears game have been decided by one score or less in the Brady era, and I expect no different this time around. To me, the key is, can the Bears finally finish. That's why the Pats have been winners - they find a way...well, that and cheating. But luckily, the Bears 2010 version also just find a way, so this upcoming match up will be a good test to see if we can finally defeat, not a wild-card team like the or Pack, or a Divisional Champ like the Eagles, but a SUPER BOWL caliber team, the Pats.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Some observations from Ford Field:
    - The Bears fans in the west endzone brought the noise. If any of you were sitting there, good work. The navy and burnt stood out as well.
    - Lions fans were friendly and not jerks. Some even had a sense of humor; which is either cause or effect of Lions fanhood. They were upset about the call on Suh for his hit on Cutler, but any football fan knows that that would draw a flag, regardless of whether it was technically a foul.
    - Ford Field is great. It has character and doesn't feel sterile. And although I believe football should be played outdoors on grass, sitting in 68-degree comfort was niiiice. Especially when nursing a hangover from playing blackjack at the MGM til 3.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I'd throw in long ball inaccuracy and forcing balls/dumb-ass decisions on top of that ...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Fkn well said man. This is his first winning season since high school. We're not in the playoffs yet. I was as high as first-time junkie when we got Cutler, but all he is right now is potential ... and everyone in the world has potential. He's got the stats over the last five weeks, yes he does, but other than the Eagles that's a bunch of losers with pissy records we beat. He is throwing less wildly, but needs to further improve on that ... and his long ball is not accurate at all. The Pats don't have much of a defense, but the Jets and the Packers do - even if we negotiate through those obstacles the first really big test of his career comes up. Playoffs and big lights. Then we find out who JC really is ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, how many of Cutler's college games did you watch? How many Broncos games?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Definitely feels like '06 but how is that unfortunate? '06 was a great year! On Cutler, it's hard to judge a football player by the way he conducts himself in an interview. I don't know if he wants to prove critics wrong, but if you ask his teammates or coaches they'll tell you he's competitive as hell.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The only game that scares me is the NFC Championship in Atlanta.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    There's the small matter of the game in GB first. We lose that and we're going home for good. Go through Atlanta the game will though. They've got Carolina twice, Seahags and the Saints. Even if they lose a game and we win out, they've got us on conference record.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And bye the way, Trent Dilfer and Mark Schlereth can both lick my scrotum.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Dilfer is jealous because if he had half the talent of Cutler he would have won far more than one championship with the defenses he had and Schlereth is a homer who can't see past his Denver roots that Cutler is a good quarterback.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    +2 (no pun intended)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    false start

  • Respect to you Doc. My math career started and ended with that stupid drug wars game on my ti-82.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I was on the Math Team from abut 7th-10th grade, Doc, but then I started partying herb and/or booze on a daily basis. The last year in the school photo I got an Iron Maiden shirt on sporting a mullet. I was pretty cool.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Ah, the Iron Maiden ! Me too Cor, started growing my hair long at fifteen and then it was all biker jacket with the cutoff denim jacket over that with the big Iron Maiden patch on the back. I *thought* I was cool. Alcohol and dope also robbed my brain cells.

    But mullets were never cool bro ... always reckoned they were 'almost but not quite' metal.

    Any rockers on here from back in the day? Metallica, Faith no more, Maiden, Queensryche?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I went total long hair when I turned 18. I used to have a big Piece of Mind logo on the back of my jacket. I saw Queensryche and Metallica together, and of all places, the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame. No joke. Operation Mindcrime and And Justice for All tour. I seen both bands on their respective tours a few times that year.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I seen that show in Peoria. My favorite part was when Jeff Tate jumped through the huge video screen. Was a crazy show. I was way to young to be there. If I wasn't sitting on the top row of the Civic Center, I'd probably be dead.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    oh great, now here's penis dilbert.

    Fucken a Dipher why are you still here? Go away you turd.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    His head is shaped like a penis. Ergo sum...

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    btw, we should be 11-1 right now. FUCK the Pats.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Ah, respect. I saw Queensryche when they came to Ireland on the Empire tour - but Mindcrime was the album to beat all albums. Great stuff. 'And Justice ..' was never bettered, liked 'Load' though. Hated 'St. Anger'.

    Had the piece of mind patch on my back too but ripped it straight off when Seventh Son came out. Metallica came to Ireland three times but I was boycotting them because they sued their fans. Lars is a tool, as he shows the world in Some Kind Of Monster. He's lucky James was sober making that movie ...

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Patriots' defense historically bad on 3rd down: http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/33000/patriots-third-down-d-historically-bad

    It's pretty astounding that they are 9-2 with that level of 3rd down ineptitude. The four teams ahead of them on that list went a combined 11-43.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    That makes them a hard team to figure out. They just keep finding ways to win, mainly outscoring the opponent. Should be a good game next week.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Yeah, that getting more points than the other team often translates into wins...

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    X's and 0's, and Bear hugs for Cutler until he loses? Is that the deal now?

    Let's cheer for Cutler after he wins the next three and shuts that idiot on Sunday Night Football up once and for all.

    See Crown at REI.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    Thousands of Cuban cigars seized at O'Hare.
    Quickly - call Kramer and Bob Sacamano - and let's get out there!

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I'll bring a lighter or 20.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    should i play Braylon edwards or Deion Branch?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Drop Braylon Edwards and pick up anyone else. I'd play Brad Smith before I'd play Edwards.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    and Doc Nitty I won. good game though.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I'm picking the J-E-T-S, Jets Jets Jets tonight. They want it more.

    Any thoughts on Favre? Self-imposed suspension, to avoid further embarrassment??? Can't help but wonder about this.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    FUCK THAT PUTO

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Agreed. I have hated him so long though, the slow agonizing flush is very enjoyable for me.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    I hope his shoulder feels better real soon, don't want to play Tavaris ...

  • In reply to sjvl:

    http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/multimediapopup.asp?mm_file_id=2193&play_clip=Y&rn=11

    I wuv it!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Thanks Fres, cool video.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    I'm rooting for the Pats to win a injury riddled game as the Bears continue to make sweet sweet love to lady luck and fortunate fatty. Either way, I wouldn't want to face an angry Pats team coming off of a loss to a division rival.

    That hit on Favre yesterday (awesome) looked like it might have been a career-ender. But knowing that ass hat Favre, he'll probably get himself back in the starting lineup next week to preserve his skidmark, I mean streak.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I hear you, Shady. Now that the game has started, I am having trouble rooting for the Jets too. I tend to agree with the danger of angry Pats.

    I will vote for injuries and love, as you describe.

    If they have to wheel Favre's ass out onto the field in a chair with oxygen, the ass hat will keep the skid alive. Wish we played them next week to finish him off for good.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Maybe Hollywood - E-Channel Tom Brady will hurt his pinkie toe.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I am hoping for more than that. He's just so 'Terriffic'. Ugh.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    I liked the hair sprain notion from an earlier thread.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Me too. That was funny

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    For a poor defense they're certainly molesting the Jets right now - what will we do to them ? Shut. Out.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    shit man i remember that fuckin game..

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Mcdaniels got fired...haha thanks dick for CUTLER!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Here it is.......not ever play is liked..and don't give a shit of he and Mother Theresa are ever used in the same fu%@#$!%#@!ing sentence.

    As long as he plays Cutty Ball that's fine with me, if I ran into him and I offered him a drink and he said "no"( first I think he was an ass-clown for saying no to a cold one).....but as long as he gets us a ring for 2010...He can be a jag'n'bag. He doesn't have to prove to me or to you or anyone, just himself. Let the plastic-bellybutton people keeping talking out of their arse's.

    As for Dildo-Dilfer..fu#!@$#@ck him, he could dress up as a dick...white skull cap, pink cellophane around his body and two pink balloons around his ankles should do. He can go around head butting his tool head with the other tools at ESPN fu#$!@%$#ing loser's.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    "Let the plastic-bellybutton people keeping talking out of their arses."

    Indeed, Lobo, indeed :o)

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    The Patriots are going to be scary for a long time to come. They have a ridiculous amount of draft picks stock piled. It is amazing how they get the best out of players that other teams discard and they get rid of the players that do well before they pay them the big bucks.

    To be honest if the Bears lose to the Patriots it is not that big of a deal. The Vikings and Packers games are much more important and I think the Jets are beatable in Soldier field. The Packers have to go into Gillette stadium the week after we play them and I don't see the Patriots losing at home right now. The Bears need to at a minimum go 2-2 and if they go 3-1 I don't see them missing the playoffs. The Packers still have to play a hungry Giants team as well. It is going to be an exciting finish to the season.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    Maybe we can count on Suh putting a hurting on Rodgers next week. That guy is freakin scary. If Detroit ever turns the corner, wins a few games and starts getting some confidence they are going to be tough in the future. I know people have been saying that for years. They have had some shitty luck but the Bears have to thank them for that shitty luck.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    Lions look snakebit. Even when they seem to have drafted a viable young QB, they can't keep him on the field.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    I was rooting for us to sell the farm and get Detroit's pick so we could get Suh, not get a guy at the end of his career. We might get lucky and Pep could be one of those guys who doesn't seem to age as quickly ...

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    "Beatable". Well, that's certainly how the "J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS" look tonight. Whew, they are getting WORKED.
    The look more like the JESTs. as in "Surely, you JEST".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Oh, and don't call me Shirley.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    you're on fire tonight Al. Nicely done.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    LOL. I figured you were lurking and waiting to fill in that blank, MB.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    btw, J-E-T-S getting their A-S-S-E-S kicked tonight.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Pants on the ground for Rex Ryan. Lovie won't be sleeping easy this week.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And Brady is still in the game because...?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Bellicheat wants to run up the score. Ego. It would be such a shame if somebody accidentally fell on Brady's hair, I mean leg.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    OK, it's official: The Jets have pooped there pants and now the Pats are rubbing their noses in it.

    Rex's postgamer out to be pretty humorous.

    Damn. I needed that last TD pass to go to Gronkowski. The #1 team in my fantasy team was down 9 in his game and got within 3 on that pass to Welker and his opponent has Gronkowski. A cheapie to Santonio Holmes would work too.

    My team has a win, unless Shonn Green scores 5 TDs in the next 14 minutes.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Its about time the Jets come back down to earth and stop thinking their higher than everybody.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Santonio and Braylon are probably high right now. Santonio and Braylon - that sounds like a law firm you do not want to hire.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    New Jets cheer:

    "Mommy, make it Stop!
    "Mommy, make it Stop!
    S-T-O-P,
    STOP, STOP, STOP!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    hahahahaha

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Al, I would like to cast a vote for you as official DBB historian. A Packers DVD set? I love football but you LOVE football.

    BTW I had that conversation at work today about current QB announcers and their horrendous stats versus the guys like Cutler et al, that they love to rip to shreds on their Sunday morning shows.
    Pretty amazing what twenty years in the rear view will do for one's career.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    What I REALLY love is the work that NFL films has done over the years. Yes, they even make watching Packer history compelling.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Is the HOF listening? NFL Films has been integral in making this league what it is today. The NBA, MLB, and NHL have no comparable asset.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I would rather play the Patriots next week than the Jets after this. The Jets are going to be looking for some payback after this ass beating.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    Well, they're down to 2 healthy safties so good luck with that, Jets.

    They're in the process of having their team colors changed from Green & White to Black & Blue.

    This is QUITE the trip to the woodshed.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Plus, their offense isn't scary. I don't buy Sanchez. they can't run it on us, how are they gonna score? Like you said, problems at safety, Cutty can pick them apart if he reads his hots. Brady scares me. Rodgers scares me.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    3 picks in 6 throws. Think the Sanchize's psyche my be taking a hit tonight?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Remember Jets, it's not the FALL, it's the SUDDEN STOP.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Man ....

    Form NFL.COM ...

    "McDaniels made a series of personnel decisions that backfired, notably trading away Peyton Hillis, who has become a power running back in Cleveland. He also let go of Casey Wiegmann, who's anchoring the league's top rushing attack in Kansas City. After beefing up both lines in the offseason, the Broncos rank 29th in the league in rushing offense and next-to-last in run defense."

    We should have contacted McDaniels before now and offered him J'Marcus Webb for Ryan Clady and a billion dollars. Tool.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    ...not to mention chasing Cutler, Brandon Marshall and a productive tight end, Tony Scheffler, out of town.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'll bet if he played FF, he'd draft his favorite kicker and the Steelers defense in the first two rounds and be laughing at the other 'idiots' who missed them. Then he'd draft all the players from his favorite team and not be able to figure out how he couldn't win a single matchup.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    So someone has finally figured out who drafted my DBB league roster.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    FUNNY

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Not only did the Browns get Hillis, they also have a 6th round pick in the upcoming draft for Brady Quinn...

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    McDaniels got all excited when he heard the name "Brady".

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    we will be in Nickel the entire fucking game. I'm watching the Pats short game the shit out the Jets. Those wr's love to run after the catch and they throw them tons of crossing routes, WR screens and drags. Wes come across the middle my little friend and meet Brian.
    DJ Moore better do his homework. He is going to be thrown in the deep end this sunday.
    Toe, Motor, Tommie, AA, Pep and Izzy better get some heat on Brady.

    I did like seeing their outside linebackers having to cover Jet's running backs though. That could be interesting. I think Forte could work with that.

    I love Woodhead though. what a little wolverine. that is a football player. all heart. too bad he's dead.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    +1

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    someone called it earlier too, Pep or Izzy is going to bat one of those quick screens or slants into the air and the place is going to go all 06 and shit. fucking convoy to the endzone. the bears D is actually going to be a nice counter to the Pats O because the Jets are busy trying to chase tiny mice all over the field when you just have to sit and wait for the mouse to come into your zone before you let the cat feed on it.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    That was me.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    ...and MBP, you were correct. It is on.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Here's a 1930s-40s analogy.

    If the Patriots are Fred Astaire, the Jets are the floor.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Or Ginger's muffin ...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    DAMN, Santonio! CATCH that ball!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm 2.5 behind the first place team. Need to get back into stiking distance.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Just thought I'd throw this your way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP-YLUU7-UE

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    nice Haiku WITH Rhyme Shady btw.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    but I think the bottom small print should read, 'DBB,m 2 ligit 2 quit" instead

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    It is just stupid to have Brady in the game when the score is 45-3 with 4 minutes left and dropping back to pass.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    Pats are trying to prove a point. I like the fact that they are still trying to score. Sometimes you gotta put the dog in his place..

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    True, but couldn't you make the same point by having your BACK-UPS put one in the endzone?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Switching to NFL Network for the post game Rex show.

    Oh, and AHHHH! First place fantasy team loses! My boys move to within a game and a half.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    tonight Brady was Montana-esque. And that is saying something.

  • In reply to alott96:

    And you beat Brady the same way you used to beat Montana or any good QB. Get to him!

    Peyton Manning didn't just forget how to play QB but his offensive line is no longer what it used to be.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    "Eighth greatest player in NFL History" needs an O-line now? Golly.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The Giants showed rather clearly a couple of Bowls ago that Tom Brady is like most other good pocket QBs when there is pressure.

    We just better be ready to bring it next Sunday.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Isn't it too bad the Pats miss Randy Moss so much?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Wait, doesn't everyone need that big receiver? The tallest WR on the Pats roster is 6'1"

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    That criticism was only valid when criticizing the Bears.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Brady against the Lions, put up a perfect QB rating of 158.3
    Last night, he threw a 148.9 against the Jets

    He has TWO Tight Ends that can block like Kellen Davis but run and catch like Greg Olsen. Not one, but two Kellen Olsens.

    And you want smurfs? Danny Woodhead is a fucking Wood Elf. I think I saw that little bastard in Lord of the Rings kicking an Orc in the sack. Damn, New England.

    I really hope they wear their throwbacks to Soldier Field next week. I would really like to play them in those uniforms and have Pep sack Brady 5 times, until we all think we are watching Richard Dent again.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    And they have essentially three first-round picks in the upcoming draft.
    Love them or hate them, it's easy to see why the Dynasty label gets thrown around with the Pats.

    Time to plant the Bears flag on their chests and stand astride the NFL like a big furry colossus.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If i was to tell you that i had a running back/WR on my team that weighed 200lbs, ran a 4.38 forty, vertical of 38.5 and ran the 100 in 10.5 you would say that we have the perfect football player. Then i would tell you that he is Danny Woodhead. The only thing this kid has done his entire life is make peoples jaws drop.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    5'6. Div II. Hats off.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I stick by my original statements that this all about Haynesworth not wanting to play NT, and wants to be a true 3 spot tackle.

    Which is what Butter is.

    I am still for JA to call the Tranny and offer him Butter for Haynesworth straight up. We trade nothing for potentially something, and Butter's tip of Vick's pass still may fool somebody into thinking he still can play. he can't.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5893615

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I've already had enough Tom Brady love to last me the rest of the week.

    I have a new costume suggestion for Shady: Sweeny Todd.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh, the bitter bitterness of bitterdom. I hate Denver and their fans.

    http://forums.denverbroncos.com/showthread.php?t=178864

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What a bunch of whiners/haters. And they have Orton. Hilarious.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Hey maybe they wanted to have high flying nancy/sally management drama because that is what sells in Denver! I'd rather have wins. I don't give a +!#$ if Cutty breaks out in tears, I just want wins, so I guess he works for me.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Pretty sure Haynesworth has dedicated the remainder of his career to counting his money, making it rain, and eating bear claws two at a time.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    +1 on making it rain bear claws.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Shhhsssh! Don't tell anyone ...

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    If Tom Brady is your QB then you could be Danny Woodhead and he'll make you look Steve Smith. We have no one that can run over people like Calvin Johnson or the big former Bronco who shall not be referenced forthwith.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Heeeeere's REX!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Very impressive press conference from Rex Ryan after getting beat like that.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    Eh, you really think so, NYBF?

    Sure he was humbled. Did he have any choice? Then he says, "We'd go right out and play them again if they wanted to." but then he couldn't answer the question obvious follow-up of "What would you change?"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    He said that? Why, so they could get beat 90-6 on aggregate? Rex Ryan will always be the fat kid trying to steal beer out of Dan Hampton's car for me ... that image is there forever.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And Sanchez didn't sound like a guy who sank his team at all - I knew he'd just roll around and not take any personal blame.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Battle of the cornerbacks - they rarely make good analysts do they? Or is it just the smart ones?

    Neon 'Ferengi' Deion predicts Jets blowout:

    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2010120600/2010/REG13/jets@patriots#tab:watch

    Woodson called it right, Jamie Dukes called it wrong. Dukes lists off all the areas the Jets were better in ... Woodson goes "It's a QB-driven league...."

    Woodson, class as always.

    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2010120600/2010/REG13/jets@patriots#tab:watch

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    btw, can Steve young be any more of a dbag? I honestly don't think it's humanly possible.

    Are you listening to Brady's presser? Jesus, you'd think the guy was a HOF QB with a bunch of rings, a super model wife, and a huge modeling contract with fucking Ugg boots. Jesus, he thinks he's god himself... wait...

    Tom Brady... DEAD!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Brady must perish. Pep must end him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    True story -

    I'm @ the Red Rock before tonight's game to place a bet when I guy I work with calls and asks if I can place a bet for him. I say no problem, and make our bets. I took the Pats -3 @ Halftime, and -4 for the game. He wanted the Jets +4. About 10 minutes later he calls me back and asks me to place another bet on the under 44.5 because he just read a weather report. So I make the bet for him, and decide to throw some money on the under for myself. I ruined an otherwise perfect night listening to that dipshit, who better f'ing pay me back.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    That's how they build all those casinos in Vegas, Viva.

    It's amazing that I have TWO wins in the DBB picks contest.

    If I've learned anything over the years, it's that if I tried to make my living betting on NFL games, I'd be living in a refrigerator box under a highway overpass by now.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    You mean you'd be my neighbor? Just kidding. I have a little "Friends/Family/Football Vegas Fund" that I dip into during the Football Season, and when I have friends and family in town visiting (which feels like every weekend). Amazing how many friends you have when you live in this town...

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    this is why i love the internet. you can be a total sack of shit, nerd, scrub ass failure in life but you can anonymously post this little gem about Devin Hester, the greatest special teams returner in the history of the National Football League:

    il10per at 12:21 PM December 06, 2010
    Hester needs to work on leg strengthening and needs to run the ropes and tires more (practice keeping those knees up. He tends to get ankle tackled too easily, and that's what's keeping him away from that record.

    I shit you not, someone wrote it on the Trib website. I almost threw my laptop threw my window.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I read last year that Hester didn't lift weights with his legs. Something to do with tendons shortening, the muscle striation changes, some shit like that. One boy that definitely needs to push some weight is Johnny Knox - it took nearly four dudes to bring down Bennett against the Lions. Animal.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    so pissed about it that i can't spell a word i learned in 2rd grade.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/20519/free-head-exam-chicago-bears-12

    Receiver Earl Bennett appeared to be an afterthought in Mike Martz's precision offense, but he is emerging as Cutler's most trusted target. In the past two games, Bennett has caught 11 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. When you watch him play, nothing in particular stands out. He's not a big guy and he's not a speedster. But he has a competitive edge that shouldn't be overlooked. About 25 of the 33 yards on his big second-quarter reception came after the catch, and he dragged Lions defensive backs Alphonso Smith and Amari Spievey the final 10 yards. I'm not sure how he is doing it, but it's clear that Bennett understands the game and now knows how to make this scheme work for him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I reckon it's just the playbook and mental side of it and that he's finally getting to grips with it. He sat for a year before because he didn't know the plays.

    What the hell is going on with Shabba though? I see him on the field. Cutler hit him on the back of the head in the Lions game when the dude was throwing a block!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    work on fucking leg strengthening? Run the ropes and tires more in practice? I want to hurt myself. someone talk me off the roof of my house. i wrote such a hurtful and vengeful response that the odds of it getting published are absolutely 0%. must sleep...zzz.zzzzzzzzzzz

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    oh, and here's the one form the lions "Free Head Exam"

    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahha. Take that bitches. Nice work GP, Jokey, and... whoever else went, can't remember. Joe maybe?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Uhhhh... this might help:

    At times Sunday, Ford Field sounded like Soldier Field. Chants of "Let's go Bears" rang out at various points in the game, which Lions fans in the stands were unable to drown out. The loudest cheer of the day, for either team, came when Devin Hester took off on a 30-yard punt return in the third quarter. Credit goes to Bears fans for snapping up available tickets and making their way to Detroit, and I don't mean this as a rip on Lions fans. No matter what the circumstances, it was surprising to hear that level of partisanship for a visiting team in an NFL stadium.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    When you've out d-bagged Matt Millen, you are the king d-bag. You sit on a throne of douchiness, smelling of acid and plastic.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    What, a bigger douche than Joe Theishole? Not possible man.

    Like Jimmy Mac said in "McMahon!" - God I love that exclamation mark - "If Joe Theismann went to the movies he'd be the kind of guy who would commandeer a microphone and announce tot he audience that quarterback Joe Theismann was sitting in Row J seat 15 and to enjoy the show." ... or words to that effect.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    You've just gotta love Bears fans. They are EVERYWHERE. They are absolutely fanatical in their support for their team. They simply drown out the local fans at many away games. It's crazy. Simply crazy.

    I am constantly amazed at how many of us there are wherever I travel. And I love everyone of you crazy sumbitches. Bear Down!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Oh, just for the record, if/when the Bears are fortunate enough to be up by 4 TDs in the 4th quarter I want Jay Cutler, among others, WATCHING THE REST OF THE GAME FROM THE SIDELINES!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    That's fkn priceless Johnny.

    LM: "So what was the gameplan for the Patriots Coach Maranelli?"

    RM: "Well, the Jets were trying to chase tiny mice all over the field ... so we just put some cheese out and sat there and waited for them to come to us ... and then let the cat out of the box, see?"

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    We'll have to catch that little fucker first. Didn't Rex cut Woodhead ... ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    That would be AFFIRMATIVE, Irish.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I take no small pride in having carried Woodhead on my FF starting roster in one league since week two.
    I love that kid. But like Waffle said, it's a pity what Briggs is going to do to him on that screen next week.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    Not likely a wild card will come out of NFCN. We lose to the Pats then we have to beat GB regardless.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Not sure I agree:

    http://www.playoffstatus.com/nfl/nfcstandings.html
    The Giants still have to play the Vikings, Eagles and Packers.

    The Eagles have to play the Vikings, Eagles 2x and Dallas

    The Saints play the Rams, Ravens, Falcons and Buccaneers

    Not one of those teams has an easy path to end the season. The Saints are the biggest threat since the Falcons will probably end up with the best record. If the Bears can go 3-1 they will win the Division and it will be a moot point anyways.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    Yeah, I think we have a pretty good shot at the wild card even if we cough up the division. Obviously, I hope we win the division, though. If we can pull off the win in GB, it's almost a guarantee that we will.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    If the Bears beat the Vikes and Packers, we win the division no matter what else happens.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    alright Gents. Im gone for the night. I cant wait to see what Jeff has to write about this one.

  • In reply to brandonpurcell:

    If we lose to the Pats and the Pack win out ...

    If the Pack then beat us, they'll have a better conference record and win the division. We'd have a poor conference record and lose out for a wildcard.

    Either way we *have* to beat the fudgers ... and with the 13 bodies they have on IR - if we can't do that then we don't deserve to be in the playoffs anyway.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Adios, Boy Wonder...

    http://www.nfl.com/

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Sounds like McDouches got canned today in Denver.

    Awesome.

    Jay Cutler has got to feel some sort of vindication today that it wasn't just him who thought his coach a douche.

    Awesome.

    Terrible day at work ends with the realization I'm lucky enough to be able to go to Sunday's game against the Pats with the blogfather and Noah.

    Epic.

    Thanks GPLDAN for moderating this bad boy and for your kick ass Bears story and those of you who voted for or against me. It's nice having a community of folks to discuss our passion: Chicago Bears football.

    Man I love this blog!

  • In reply to Shady:

    lol yea i saw that too (the McD thing). i wonder if Bowlen will comment as to why....

    congrats on the ticket Shady

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Thanks Q

  • In reply to Shady:

    Congrats Shady. Enjoy yourself and be sure to buy Jeff and Noah many barley pops.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Consider it done.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Have a great time! Super Bowl XX II.

  • In reply to Shady:

    ongrats on the tic, Shady. On the McD thing, do you suppose we could get Kyle back for, say, a 3rd rounder?

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    haha if I were Angelo I would trade a 3rd just for Orton's neckbeard alone.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Now that's the shit I'm talking about Dave! Got to have two good QBs. Got to. Keep Cutler on his toes - if he knows Todd Collins is #2 he knows he's never getting benched and can throw any kind of half-assed passes he wants.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Amen, Irish, amen.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Nice one Shady. Can you borrow Artoo's super suit?

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Drug Wars! Man what a simple and 'addictive' game. Lost its appeal when it went to graphics though. That game probably did more for helping kids with maths than any state sponsored programs.

  • I'm getting one of these Bear Tents for the game Sunday. I plan to wrap it all in hologram paper and go as Green Lantern playing Jack Lacan.

    http://blog.cheaptents.com/bear-sleeping-bag/

  • In reply to Crowned:

    hahaha that's awesome

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Good thoughts Jeff, I whole-heartedly agree.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I also GREATLY enjoy how teams come in assuming Cutler is part of the problem. Oh the surprises we have for you. A lions fan friend of mine said his favority play was when Cutty got creamed by Suh. It's mine too. Cutty took the hit like a man, looked up at the ref and drew the penalty FTW. Hate on, it won't help you win the game!

  • In reply to irootedforjayin09:

    Ur name is awesome. Lets the Cutler Haters around here to gladly shut the fuck up! RIGHT ON

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I don't think there's anyone on here not rooting for Jay ... is there?

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Fucking hilarious

  • I disagree here quite a bit. I think the change in Cutler is due to a change in Martz. Where are the 7 step drops and the only 5 step drops have play-action fakes tied to them.. 26 passes and 28 runs in Detroit.. from a Martz offense.
    Martz wants to have jobb offers in the future and for him to not adapt to the talent he has would have ruined his possibilties of ever getting an NFL coaching job. So he took out all the plays the line cant hold for, he is moving the pocket and Jay is throwing to his receivers not spots anymore. Martz has essentially disembowled his own offense to make it fit with our talent. Jay's one deep ball all game was to Hester... a jump ball into dbl coverage to Hester.. we just don't have the guy to thrwo that too.
    Now, great, for the now... it is awesome that Martz has put training wheels on his O for them but the reality is if we wanted a game manager who could dink and dunk and throw screens and hand the ball to Forte... wtf did we mortage the farm and a game manager QB to go get this guy for? It just doesn't make much sense to me... invest zilch in the Oline or receivers for 2 seasons but go get Mike Martz and a gunslinging QB, we should be fine.
    I guess my prob isn't with Cutler it is just at continuing to ignore the fact that we have no big wideout and no Olineman that would start on any other team.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I am not in the school that believes a big wideout is necessary. But offensive linemen, on the other hand...

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Well said FTW - we gave up three serious picks and a QB to being in a guy and ask him to do what Orton does. Am I missing something? Invest those picks in two linemen and a receiver and you're in the superbowl already.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Hopefully Belichick doesnt spygate us.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    damn, brady is one slow-ass whiteboy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah but they have Welker and Woodhead to pick up the cracka-slack.

  • In reply to Shady:

    cracka-slacka... nice shady.

    So do you need us all to collaborate on a Haiku for your DBB game sign?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Perfect hair will freeze
    Watch quarterback as he flees
    Tom Brady to his knees

    DBB4Life

  • In reply to Shady:

    No modifications necessary.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Well, except perhaps eliminating "Tom" from the last line to get the syllable count right.

    Can one be a "haiku Nazi"? I've just placed my bid.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I think Garza could start on a few teams. That's it though.

  • I agree with Jeff. The Cutler trade to me was like the moon landing - I still remember where I was when I first saw the news, and I literally jumped up for joy proclaiming, " YES! FINALLY!". Then the season happened, but I still had faith in him, or at least more faith in him than I ever had in Orton, Grossman, Kramer, etc...Now, my faith is repayed (though I still don't think he's a top 5qb, for now).

    And he definitely isn't going to win any Mr. Congeniality contests, but this is football, not a beauty pageant. Would you like him to be all buddy buddy and laughing it up like Derek Anderson during blow outs or close games? I like Culter's intensity. I think his sour demeanor are due to a few reasons.

    One, he's very competitive and intense, esp during games, which makes it seem like he's whiny or a loner. Guess who else is like that? Peyton Manning. Ever see him react when something goes wrong? Bob Gibson, one of my fav pitchers was lengendary in that arena. In fact, the veterans on that team used to tell rookies to go up to Gibson on game day and ask him for something, and Bob Gibson would just stare at the rooks like he was gonna kill 'em.

    Two, Cutler has a chip on his shoulders, a HUGE chip. Everyone, esp the Media, always asses Cutler the same "Great potential, BUT..." and those 'but's range anywhere from bad mechanics, bad attitude, bad decision making, to he's a loser (he's never had a winning season since high school. P.S. congrats Culter, u are now guaranteed to post a winning season). Cutler has seen more 'buts' than Two Live Crew, and this puts a huge chip on his shoulder, esp with the media who propound these doubts. Once he gets a few Pro Bowls, Super Bowls, then you'll prob start seeing him and Urlacher on Saturday Night Live...or maybe not.

    To be honest, I don't care. Just win Cutler.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    I feel that '85. I do. I just don't think he repays anything without deep playoff runs every year and/or a superbowl. He still has to outweigh Orton + three top picks. If we don't get a Lombardi this year or the year after, it's too late, the window for success with this team will be shut.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    from what I'm seeing tonight, the Jets look like the much easier W. I know that every team plays every other team differently, but still. Pats look tough tonight. We better bring out A game this Sunday.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cutler is far better than Sanchez. Dont worry MB. WE GOT THIS MAN!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    true that Fres, although the dude's pocket poise is pretty solid... not sure if he's got balls of brass or just don't know dudes are missing him by millimeters.

    Doh! Spikes just INTed in the zone. Damn, would have loved to have gotten him as a lach apprentice.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Sanachize sucks. Once we shut down LT it's lights out baby. Rush four, occasioanlly blitz Moore or Manning, and wait for Sanchoke to frak up. It's Brady I'm worried about.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I shut the game off right before the half. Sanchez looked distraught and beaten - I knew the game was over.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Well, after watching the Pats spank the Jets last nite we're going to have to get pressure on Brady one way or the other. He doesn't seem to be very mobile so if we could blitz from the edges we might have a chance. They have a big front offense, and he gets a lot of time to do his checkdown.
    We'll have to play these guy's just like we played the Eagle's only not capitulate in the 4th quarter or they'll kill us.
    Gonna need all three phases working Sunday.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Aww I spy weekness in the OLINE for the Pats.

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Santonio Holmes shut the fuck up dude. Your losing 24-3 and your still talking shit. I fucken hate when guys do that type of shit.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Showing my age again but

    I HATE that crap behind OR AHEAD, period!

    The time to celebrate is when you have more points than the other guy and the clock hits all zeroes in the 4th quarter.
    Until then, SHADDAP and get back in the huddle!

  • Yes, it's like this
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5867055

  • Every time I see Trent Dilfer, I see a 6 foot dildo. His head is a penis head.

    Trent - never wear a cream colored turtle neck.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nfl/columns/story?columnist=reiss_mike&id=5872205

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Trent Difler IS a Penis. I can't really listen to him cuz in the back of my head I'm thinking "this is Trent Dilfer!". He's like the Joe Montana of game managing qbs, which is like saying that Lisa Leslie is the best basket player of all time...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sorry to hear about "Dandy Don". He was a hoot on the Old MNF crew and often kept /put that stuffed shirt, Howard Cosell, in his place.

    he also wasn't a bad actor, especially ina rcurring stint on the old NBC series, POLICE STORY.

    FYI, contrary to what you muight read in Wikipedia, Meredith was so "Beloved" in Dallas that his NFL Films profile is NOT on the History of the Dallas Cowboys DVD but rather, is tucked away on The History Of the Green Bay Packers DVD.

    Dandy Don would often signal that a game was sewed up by breaking into a Willie Nelson's song so I would like to dedicate this link to the Man Who Quarterbacked the Cowboys back when I didn't hate them...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmO_04yYi9Q

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    AND , of course...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3xsDv6yCnY&feature=related

  • +1

  • Meredith walked away from the Cowboys at age 31 coming off a 12 and 2 season.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/dallas-cowboys/09000d5d81cb0e38/A-look-back-at-Don-Meredith-s-career?module=HP_video

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Wow; that stuff in the Ice Bowl game - no gloves, no fancy thermal underclothes, crappy little helmets. Those guys were MEN!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    The entire "Ice Bowl" game is part of the Packer DVD set and it is very interesting viewing. One of the Packer starters, I believe defensive end Willie Davis couldn't get his car started and had to hitch a ride to the stadium with a passing fan.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    It sounds like the start of a joke but it WAS so cold the officials could not use their whistles and had to verbally call the plays dead.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Man oh man, while researching the "Ice Bowl" for some info, I discovered that the Packers were all of 9-4-1 in 1967 and Bart Starr threw 9 TDs and SEVENTEEN interceptions! Lombardi could see the Championship run was done when he retired for a year in 1968.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    There are multiple flags on the play. Al has a packer DVD set! Illegal procedure ... Illegal equipment, unsportsmanlike conduct. Fifteen yards, automatic first down and the player is disqualified.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Even if the set was a gag gift from a friend/family member it is your duty to set fire to it on the front lawn, even before you are done unwrapping it.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    HAH! Shows what you know. I borrowed that one from a friend. The I DO own several others.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    On Hub's Score show last week, he said that it was highly unusual for Pat Bowlen to come forward and openly guarantee that McDaniels would keep his job. That Bowlen almost never makes public announcements anymore, and that Hub took it as a sign that McDaniels is probably safe for this year, and maybe next.

    Wrong read, Hubster.

    The new normal is, if an owner comes out and declares his faith in his coach, the coach is fucked and may as well pack his bags now.

    Tebow's not ready for prime time issues, Cutler's success in Chicago, Payton Hillis success in Cleveland, letting Sheffler go to the Lions - all because they were not loyal enough - McDaniels is a douche bag and I doubt his mentor Billy B will take him back in Boston.

    Shanny and his nepotism 2LiveKrew must also be getting a good laugh. Shanny hasn't made the Skins not suck, but give him another year to rebuild.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Arkush invents 'news'. Anyone see that clip of McDaniels whining at Orton on NFL Gameday in the Chief's game? What a whiny little bitch, everybody in the organization must have hated him. Hardly a leader of men. It was sad to see Orton guzzling his choade. How in the name of Baby Jebus did Bowlen put a kid like that in charge of a billion dollar organization? That's all on Bowlen - and he has to pay three head coaches next year? How do these numbnuts get rich? Let a baby drive a car and bad things will happen.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Anybody notice the amount of time Brady has in the pocket? It's ridiculous. I know he's good but listening to the media talk about him you'd think he's Jesus. Give any decent quarterback that amount of time and they're going to tear a team apart. I counted 12 different plays where Brady had 4-7 seconds to throw the ball. If Cutler even gets 3 seconds it's a good hold for the Bears O-line. Watching the Pats O-line last night and the few games I've seen them shows me the inability of Angelo to draft quality people on the O-line and I still want him gone.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    actually I get more nervous the more time Cutler has back there, like he feels if he got 6 seconds or more he better try to force it. I think his second pick in the skins game he had like 6-7 seconds and noone near him... but yes Rodgers, Brady, Manning any good QB with quality receivers who can get seperation will pick you apart.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I agree on that one but I think his clock in his head from being hit so much makes him feel more rushed than he actually is in any circumstance. He realizes that in almost any case he has less than 2 seconds to get rid of the ball. As he gets better line play he'll be more comfortable but if he keeps getting demolished every other play his comfort level will be non-existent.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    He has had forever to throw the ball his entire career.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    That's because his GM/coach understand the importance of a good offensive line and don't try to put together scraps on the O-line. A good o-line is the key to making a quarterback look good on almost any team.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    The story from last nights game was as much about the Jets D as it was about the Patriots O. If this were last year or the year before I might be scared out of my mind about the Pats Offense. Watching the Jets D blitzing like crazy and never getting home reminded me of how Babich and Lovie were calling games the last two years. The Bears won't blitz a lot on Sunday, plus we have better coverage in the nickel than the Jets with Urlacher, DJ Moore and Daniel Manning all possessing the kind of speed to disrupt those underneath routes the Pats love.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    50% of the time they blitz. He's the equivalent of early season Martz on defense - Ryan is a one-trick pony. Photocopied daddy's playbook and can't figure out why it doesn't work the same for him. Rhymes with Bent, Bampton and DcDichael, Rexy ...

  • In reply to jbenton:

    Even *if* we won a Lombardi I want him gone.

  • I'm not that worried about Pisa being out against the Pats. They play so many 3 and 4 receiver sets we're probably going to be in nickel most of the time anyway.

    Man, I love me some DJ Moore but he has got to fix that hair cut. It looks like a permanent swirly.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    looks like he is still living the 80s.. wake the fuck up mane

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    "It was acceptable in the eighties..."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cEsAX4xaFI

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Hair cut don't mean shit so long as he keeps making plays

  • In reply to jdawg:

    It's better than Cortland Finnegan's. What a frakkin prune.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    I agree. think we beat the Pack (gut), the queens (we are NOT the 49ers), and the Jets... if we're going to lose one, it's prolly going to be against pretty hair... which I'm totally fine with, as long as we beat Minny and GB.

    GB has us, Pats, and Giants as NYBF mentioned... think their last 4 are almost as bad as ours.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1

    With all of their injuries it's a tough road in for them too ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Amazingly, the Fudgers also lost to the Skins, and still have to play the Seahags. Fingers crossed. The stars are aligning.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Singledummy is putting Alex Smith back as the Niners starter over Troy Smith. Amazing.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    That is criminally insane.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I was struggling during the Lions game to figure out why Taylor was getting so many carries. He had a couple good early runs, but not enough to consider him the "hot hand" that the Bears needed to stay with. And then I read this snippet:

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Taylor ran for his TD in the endzone on our side. He bounced that run out nicely, and he just flat out ran his man to the corner, no way was he going to get caught.

    I never thought of Taylor as a speed back, but he looked quick on turf. I wonder if we got him as much to screw Minnesota as to help us.

    Oh, and Bell didn't dress or make the trip to Detroit. I think Bell is in Lovie's doghouse for the Taylor fight.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +500 on the "screw Minnesota".
    If AP goes down, they are completely fscked. They have no QB, one (yes, one) gimpy receiver, and both sides of the line are depreciating faster than a KIA Sorento driving off the lot.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Please desist from belittling the KIA Sorrento or we'll see you in that court-place thingy.

    - Santonio & Braylon (law stuff guys)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Nice Kevin Shaffer block too. Hint hint.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Think Brady benefits from having Logan 'Moby Dick' Mankins back at LG. Holy shit the guy is a stud.

    Did anybody see that Bart Scott pre-game bit on ESPN?

    "I am fear, the destroyer of worlds. I bring pain. Do not test my manhood, because I will endure and you will fail."

    Oh. My. God.

    Put that bit in the can. We want to roll that out when you're a crackhead living in Detroit in 15 years and you can barely walk.

    The Jets have so much fail in them. I just enjoyed the blank look Rex had on his face on the sidelines, like somebody was showing him a video of his wife getting gang banged. The 'I can't believe I am watching this, I don't know how to react.' look.

    And ESPN shit on Dandy Don. I missed halftime, so maybe they did a tribute to him then, but at the start, they did this crappy 15 second graphic and then right back to the game. So weak.

    Cosell made MNF, but he needed a foil and Meredith was the charming Hick, and did it perfectly to Cosell's big city intellectual. All Dennis Miller and Kornholeheiser were, were attempts to have another Cosell.

    It's a shame if they shafted Meredith like that. Truly the Roone era has no remnants left.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I did not, could not, watch much of the game last night, but I did see that Bart Scott crapola before the game. While the game was on, I bet he was wishing they had never done that piece. Bet Ryan Jr. put him up to it.

    I don't remember Dandy Don as a player, but I do remember him on MNF. They could have done better.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think Bart Scott took on the persona of the Ultimate Warrior last night:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkEl_R0dTfY

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I don't watch UFC, but I watched a bit after the Pats game. Do people bet on that? I saw some Asian guy called Nam Phan, I think, own a guy for three rounds. I would have bet my life on him pre-game. Golden gloves boxer and Ju-Jitsu. It goes the distance and the judges gave it to the guy that got owned. The MC didn't know where to look, the crowd booed, and the winner kept apologizing.

    It was the fight before Cat Stevens held Ricky Story in a very gay way for three rounds. Make love not war I guess. Even UFC seems sanitized. Bill Hicks was right, all that stuff won't get interesting until they arm the audience.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nah. I want to beat Tom Terriffic with The Beautiful Hair too.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    One thing that will be good this week is that everyone will count the Bears out this week - they do better when they're not getting the media love...

  • In reply to sjvl:

    You'll get your wish. The Pats will be huge favorites.

  • Height of the Empire, Doc.

  • +2

  • I am concerned. I thought the Jets D was much better - or is Tom really that Terriffic?

    I hope Lovie, Rod, Julius and Brian are making a plan...

  • i just turned on the game.. fuckin shit man...

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Can't
    watch
    any
    more.

    I'm out.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    dont be scared. Our D is more disciplined than the Jets.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Not scared but definitely concerned.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    pats are kicking the jets ass s far. I hope the jets come out fighting back and make this a drag out in the 2nd half... need to wear these fuckers down much more than this.

    Pats hitting their stride, bit troubling.

  • Pretty sure it's top two in each division...doublechecking now.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Nope, looks like top 4 overall...however, a loss puts you into the blender with 4 or 5 other six win teams.
    And unless Brady gets pulled for the second half...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Sanchez looks beat. I see hopelessness in his eyes

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    He'll get fined for that too, the puff. Brady may be beautiful, but he at least he can play ball.

    By the bye, what was that you were saying Mr. Burleson? Didn't quite catch it. Something about a guarantee ...

  • One thing I hate most is that type of shit

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/sports/football/07nfl.html

    Surprised it took this long. I would have fired him before the start of his first season. I honestly believe that anyone on this blog or anyone that reads it could have done a better job than McTard. All you would have to do is not run the franchise pro bowl QB and WR out of town as your first changes.

    Worst head coach I'ver seen.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Dave Wanstadt was worse - He traded the 4th pick in the draft for Rick Mirer (QB from Nortre Dame that was selected # 1 overall a few years before, and a proven bust in Seatle).

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Selected second behind Drew Bledsoe. It was the big mystery of that years draft. "Whos going first"

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    2 thoughts:
    1) I'll be interested to see how the Pat's timing offense works on the lovely surface at Soldiers Field

    2) Was one of the guys that Bennet dragged after the catch one of the 1st round picks McD used from the Cutler trade?

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Hmmm. The field is the 5th phase? Good observation.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Shady, You going with the white or pink wings?

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Take some Tartan and go like this:

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/07/08/article-1033414-05B5FF910000044D-814_468x630.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Does it come in Shady's size?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Those shorts really accentuate the vulva. I don't think shady wants that.

  • When I'm at the bar and Roy Boy Williams drops one or gets stripped, I always yell out for all to hear:

    "What's your POSE for THAT, Roy!"

  • Dandy Don was fun to listen to. One night, the then St. Louis Cardinals played the Cowboys on a monday and Dallas got absolutely worked. Meredith didn't even try to hide is pain/disgust at how poorly his former team played.

    On the other hand, I also remember that it became VERY popular for bars to hold contests to see who could win a shot to throw a brick into a working TV while Cosell was on it.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Never worked for ABC, Doc. DID have a few chances to work for NBC on a freelance basis when they still did college basketball games back in the 80s and came to Tucson to show a U. of Arizona game. And let me tell you, THAT was a whole lot of FUN!

  • hee hee

  • Yeah, you are a lock.

  • I have no earthly idea what the divisions or home/away mean in that league. Seems kind of pointless other than maybe in terms of scheduling. You're the math whiz, you tell me.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    So many permutations so little time.

  • Wow. Now it's just getting out of hand. I'd feel bad for the Jets if they weren't so fucking overrated.

  • In reply to Shady:

    They deserve this type of treatment. These fucking guys talk so much shit. Glad someone put them in place.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Agreed. This is how the other half lives, you douchebags.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    +1.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    At first, I mistook that for the Antonio Cromartie-baby-tracker. It dings every time he knocks up a stripper.

  • LOL.

    C'mon, Doc, you don't HAVE to be old to appreciate classic cinema. Don't you get Turner Classic Movies?

    And Ginger Rogers WAS hot. Plus, she had to do everything Fred did, and in HIGH HEELS!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Who doesn't love "Singin' in the rain" Gene Keyy, Donald O-Connor and Princess Leia's mom? Genius. And who hasn't recreated the scene where he sings the title song sloshing through the rain right in front of police officers hammered out of your gourd?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    .....and one time on skates. I'm with ya, Al.

  • Ah-ha.
    So, which one of us is going to get trounced worse, first round?

  • LOL Didnt mean it like that Doc, I know what you are! I was addressing you and MB's discussion about Pisa's surgery on the previous post.

  • Wow. Y'see? My name doesn't look cool enough ... scritch-scratch ... there!

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