New Jersey Jets at Bears Game Preview

With the second seed in their sights, the Bears host the freaky foot fetishist New York Jets at Soldier Field.  In 2010 the Bears have been a far superior team on the road, often looking lost in front of the adoring home fans.  Sunday that must change in a prelude to playoff atmosphere.

YOUR NFC NORTH CHAMPION 2010 CHICAGO BEARS
over
Gang Green

Why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?
  • I always like the Chicago Bears.
  • This is not a great matchup for the Jets.  The quarterbacks that have their way against the Bears secondary are the quick-out, slant types like Tom Brady and when-he's-hot Matt Hasselbeck.  Mark Sanchez lacks the accuracy and consistency to be able to dink and dunk the Bears over the haul of a ten or twelve-play drive.  (The minor cartilage tear in his shoulder won't help either.)  He thrives on play action, which means...
  • The Jets will struggle when the Bears stop the run.  I have a feeling the entirety of the this week's meetings will involve Lovie showing the front seven highlights of their allowing Toby Gerhart to bounce outside repeatedly.  I expect tackling to be the name of the game Sunday.
  • Nick Folks kicking field goals at Soldier Field?  I don't see it.
  • The Jets depend entirely on complicated blitz packages to pressure the quarterback and the Bears thrive in their counter-blitz passing game.  When teams can't get to us with their front four, the hot routes become hotter and I expect Martz/Cutler to be ready to unload the ball to Bennett, Knox and Olsen on one and two-step drops.
  • Devin Hester has reassumed his role as the guy most discussed by opposing coaches in press conferences. 
  • The Jets have one significant advantage over the Bears: Brad Smith.  Smith is capable of breaking games open with his kick returns and the Bears have struggled mightily in their kick coverage.  Containing BS is obejective number one.
  • The Jets defense, especially their corners, are very good.  Protecting the football will be paramount for Jay Cutler because the Revis and Cromarties of the world are always looking to take it the other way for six.
  • That being said, injuries at safety have taken their toll on the Jets.  The Bears will have opportunities to look deep down the field.
  • Mismatches for the Bears: our big defensive tackles against guard Matt Slauson and Julius Peppers against backup right tackle Wayne Hunter.  Rex Ryan thinks Wayne Hunter is an elite tackle and Rex Ryan is wrong.  Peppers could have a big afternoon.
  • I think people have overrated Sanchez' performance against the Steelers - a secondary that is pretty awful most of the time.  I expect six points from our defense at some point.  I'm calling Tim Jennings.

Chicago Bears 20, New York Jets 10

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  • Feet First!

  • I've seen some really bad games out of Filthy Sanchez. We smack him around a little and minimize that running game I see him leaving Chicago with stains in his shorts and a fear boner.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    I believe the name is Dirty Sanchez. Check the Urban Dictionary.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Dirty was his dad.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Dirty+Sanchez

    I give you... Dirty Sanchez, QB of the Jets

  • In reply to jdawg:

    3 Weeks ago I was more worried about this matchup than the Pats. I'm not so sure I've changed my mind. The pressure packages do open up the hot reads, but we will not have time to take advantage of the safety situation with deep balls. I expect JWebb to completely whiff (as in not touch at all) a few blitzing backers or corners on 3rd and long situations. But if the Bears want to win I think this game is the game where Forte needs to earn his paycheck and lead the Bears to victory. 22-19 Bears

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Nah. The Pats are class. The Jets are class-less. Sanchez is a monkey with a toy drum. Brady is John Bonham. Bellicheck is a Landry/Walsh. Rex is a fat McDaniels.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Good review. I just hope your not underestimating the New Jersey Jets. I hope our Illinois Bears don't get exposed, by this Jersey team. They are 10-4, they must be doing something right. However, we have Cutler, one of the smartest quarterbacks I've ever seen. I'm sure he won't turn the ball over with that Rex Ryan defense in his face.

  • In reply to daklan:

    Your pessimism sickens me Bertha

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    I was just about to say, "Hmmmm... me things this is a troll with its tongue in its cheek" coach.

    Makes more sense to me.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    For all you Matty-ophiles: http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth

    And 'tis the season for a modicum of reason: http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/columns/story?columnist=isaacson_melissa&id=5943915

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yup. Agree with Melissa. She hit the nail on the head there - we have to win now, there's next year and maybe the year after and then the core of the defense and the good players on our OL are gone.

  • In reply to daklan:

    Our dear friend, Mark Schlereth, as well as Marcellus Wiley both picked the Jets to win Sunday this morning on "Mike & Mike".

    As always, care where you walk. Don't step in the piles of "expertise".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'm beginning to really like always getting picked against. I think it is actually helping this team that they never get national respect.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I think all the Bears players should come out of the locker room barefoot. Rex goes into cardiac-boner arrest, game OVER.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    LOL. +1.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    cardiac-boner is quite possibly the worst type of heart attack. Not a very good survival rate.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    These boner and foot fetish jokes are just hysterical. Keep them coming. Your name "DaCoaches's Mustache is priceless. Nothing better than a Chicago Sense of humor. Beat those damn New York Jets.Hope they aren't on a roll like last year.

  • In reply to daklan:

    Easy there jersey shore. So, do you have a popped collar and the orange ompaloompa tan? Classy style of woman you have down there huh vinny?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I can hear the necklaces jangling from here.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You guys got me. I should have known better than to try to pull the wool over the eyes of a bears fan. Im a transplanted Jersey boy living here in Chicago, that really is a Bears fan.I'm just scared to death when I look at all the stars on the Jets roster. On paper we don't stand a chance. But the game isn't played on paper, but Soldier Field! Go Bears!!!

  • In reply to daklan:

    Not buying it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thought you guys might like this: http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2010/12/22/absolutely-epic-1974-letter-from-cleveland-browns-to-a-fan

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ahhh - that word needs to make a comeback. Asshole is not used enough.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Brilliant. And unfortunately those days of forthright honesty are completely gone in a pc world, for fear of legal action.

    And why does it seem that everybody you come across with the name 'Dale' is an asshole? Seriously.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And this is for Guido11: http://twitpic.com/3iqjf4

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oppps: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/12/23/winfield.ap/index.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Peter King post above. ^^^^^^^^

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They ought to fine that Zebra for missing what everybody else in the stradium saw.

  • In reply to daklan:

    One win qualifies as a roll? You're a fucking math major, aren't you?

  • In reply to daklan:

    For any old-school Counterstrike 1.6 players out there, this was funny:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyCyzB0CedM&feature=topvideos
    if only because of the teabag in the final seconds.

  • In reply to daklan:

    Why am I posting a random Youtube video about CS 1.6 rather than breaking down the oh-so-fearsome NY Jets?
    Screw em. Look, this isn't the Pats we're talking about. They are a creation of the media. Sanchez is another USC quarterback that hasn't done jack shit in the Pros but the fucking reporters love him because he's a good interview and they love his Matt Leinart hair-do. Our QB could give a shit (he's obviously sporting a Mastercuts special) and wants to ball. Their D is based around one thing: that Revis will shut down his receiver and they can bail to whoever the hell got lucky enough to end up with an all-days paid vacation in Cromartie-World (it's like Sandals with no condoms). If he has a bad day and the offensive coordinator adjusts, they're fucked. Cromartie is too busy popping out babies to pay attention to where his guy is at, and their linebackers are a joke. Let me emphasize that: a huge, gasping for breath, fat fucking joke. Their coach has more material than Seinfeld but could conceivably be worse than Lovie at finding his challenge flag. Perhaps he has mistaken it for the good judgement flag that he should be throwing on his Youtube escapades. Their receiving corps is the mirror image of ours, with the exception of more pulled hamstrings and DUI's. One can assume that is a consequence of excessive doobage consumption at the HBO screening after-parties.
    In other words, C-H-O-K-E J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Mbp, that was your best post... ever. Brilliant.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Blame it on the Sierra Nevada IPA last night.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    I believe we will play a complete game at home. JC throws four touchdowns. Gold gets us 6 and the defense gets us 6
    Final Score...
    Bears 41
    Jets 9

  • In reply to sjvl:

    haha

  • In reply to sjvl:

    I hope Cutler lights these fuckers up!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Collinsworth and Warren Sapp, picked the Bears to win this game. Saying that they think Jay Cutler has finally figured it out.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Who?

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Jay Cutler. Number 6.

    Tee hee!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    If GB defense can hold the jets to only 9 points so can we....

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    GB shut them out

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    opps...wow thats how good my short term memory is... I just remember 9 points. I am still confident they wont score more than 9 on us.

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    I think your memory is just dyslexic. Green bay beat the Jets 9-0. Bears and Green Bay have two of the four shutouts so far this season.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Make that 2 of five shutouts.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    I don't think Jay Cutler has it figured out or that our wideouts know how to catch or beat corners.
    Sorry.
    I do know that this defense is starting to makes its presence known in such a form that we are going to be amazed the next few games...

    Mr. Forte, keep running your ass off and picking up first downs because I don't trust Cutler or his receivers against these DB's.

    Not being a downer but I know our strengths and I know how we win games. Limit Jay from making the bad throw and keep the defense fresh.... We will dominate them.

    Chicago 23 and Jets 6

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    fucking downer. wtf man. You just soured my kool aid. haha

    LOL

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Bears 17-10

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Maybe I missed it but, has ANY Chicago media outlet taken serious note of the UNPRECEDENTED FEAT (for a Bear, anyway) of consecutive seasons with 20 or more TD passes by Jay Cutler?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I don't know we should be proud of that Al, we may be the last team to achieve that 'feat'. Anyone? Bueller?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    My point, Irish, is, look at what Cutler has brought to the long-laughable QB position in Chicago DESPITE playing behind the worst offensive line in the league and pissing away a season under Ron Turner.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Well said Artoo. Leopards don't change their spots, although occasionally they may apply some light foundation and jungle blusher. And going further than one and done will be hard without an offensive line. Every inch we progress in the playoffs will be a bonus ... oooh ... and Lovie/Angelo/Phillips are staying put now - we're kind of silent on that ... what's up?

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Bears = 27
    Jets = 17

    We ARE better than them BUT the Jets don't suck. The Bears will win but it won't be a blow out.

    BEAR DOWN!

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    I still can't believe the beat Pittsburgh.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    The Steelers went right on winning without "Big Ben" in the lienup but thay are a less than lusty 5-7 recently when Troy Polamalu does not play.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Regarding Joseph's current avatar, Any old Chicagoans remember "Ton-Ton" Baker?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Er, "TWO-Ton Baker", that is.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Yea but that was Pittsburgh, Not CHI-TOWN. No one beats us a soldier field , no one, not Washington, not Seattle certainly not the 10-4 Jets

  • In reply to daklan:

    Don't the Jets have a blog where you can pass that gas?

  • In reply to daklan:

    Merry Christmas To True Bears Fans & To Our 2010 BEARS TEAM....

    I know this christmas will be extra special when we see the Jets go home with a L...

  • In reply to daklan:

    Yall are all a bunch of scaryberrys!! If we stop the run and get to sanchez early, this game is in the bag.

  • In reply to GetsomeBears:

    Oompa Loompa doompadee doo
    I've got another puzzle for you
    Oompa Loompa doompadah dee
    If you are wise you will listen to me

    Who do you blame when you have guido troll?
    Track suit and chains just like Minute Bol
    Blaming Chicago only brings shame
    You know exactly who's to blame:
    The Italian-American community!

    Oompa Loompa doompadee dah
    If you're not from the shore then you will go far
    You will live in happiness too
    Like the Oompa Loompa doompadee do!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I laughed so hard it made egg nog come out my nose. It burns..it burns!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hey!!! I got your guido - or Guida, GP. Rag him all you like, but, jeeez.

    Sophia Jane

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Darn, I was close with Sonia. I love the name Sophia, it's my niece's name.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Sonia? Not even slightly Italian.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    :O)

  • In reply to GetsomeBears:

    Pre. Guaranteed.

    Turkey Sanch-wich.

    Eaten. Spat out. Next.

  • In reply to daklan:

    Watching NFL network and I am SICK of seeing vapid, blonde women hosting shows!!! WTF? Are men really so retarded that they would rather hear some skinny airhead read off a TelePrompTer than some lifelong fan speak from the heart.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Probably. No, definitely. Own it!

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    agreed

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    I don't know that "retarded" is really the adjective I'd go with.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Right.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    This is for you Al..because i know how much you love these two QB's:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/12/23/fran-tarkenton-says-brett-favre-is-selfish-and-has-set-the-vikings-back/

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Thanks, lobo, I HAD seen that. Sad thing is, many of the mopes at the 4-Letter STILL "don't get it' when comes to what a self-serving S.O.B. Narcissus evolved into.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    did some douche just reference ESPN power rankings as trash talking...hahahaha. Wow.

    "We're better because ESPN said so...so there!"

    Good god. Frankly, Im embarrassed.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    I know, can you believe those turds at ESPN rating the Jets ahead of us. With our offensive line Im sure they won't get to Cutler, and if Devin Hester can run 3 back we should be alright. Bears 21 Jets 20

  • In reply to daklan:

    And we're sure you know your turds, bertha, since "It takes one to know one."

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    not sure if this is been posted:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/12/23/sanchezs-status-for-jets-bears-grows-murky/

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Coach..from earlier on the thread they say "murky" is that just like a "Dirty Sanchez"? but not brown maybe a light shade of jets green?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Saw that at the sports bar at dinner tonight.

    It's gone from "Precautionary MRI on his Shoulder but he's fine" to "Game time decision" on Sanchez.

    Kind of like Narcissus was "Out" last Staurday and suddenly, yea, MIRACULOUSLY "Questionable" Monday morning.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    I think it's time for Pepe to knock-out either one of these bitches:
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81d2269a/article/ryan-jets-will-start-brunell-vs-bears-if-sanchez-lacks-zip?module=HP_headlines

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    FYI: The 40 year old Brunell has played 1 game this season. He was 1 for 1 for 7 yards.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Yes.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like a vapid blond every once in a while. I think I was married to 2 of them.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    And how did that work out for you??

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Exactly.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Me thinks Son of Ryan is trying to pull the same crap the Vikings did Monday. Oh, our QB might not play, bla, bla, bla. Limited in practce, bla, bla, bla. Backup QB, bla, bla, bla.

    I think you know here I'm going with this...

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Well, there is always the physical side to consider...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Facts:

    1. Brad Smith doesn't scare me but there is no reason to tempt fate and kick it to him to give him optimal shots to return it. Kick away, low, hard and fast.
    2. Bears front 4 needs to get to Sanchez early so we can get to Brunell later.
    3. Hester will get us to the 40yd line if they are smart and kick it out of bounds. Hester will get us TD's if their pride gets in the way.
    4. Hot reads will result in big plays from Bennett and Olson.
    5. Must use Forte often and throw to him and Taylor out of the backfield on quick routes.
    6. 11-4 Bears after this game and more excuses why we're not 5-11 like people promised we'd be. No accountability in the sports journalism realm.

    Bear Down. It's our year, plain and simple.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Back to the original name tag I see, you always get me all fucking fired up for Sundays, my friend.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    ...and it is our fucking year, bear tf down!

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    You know it brother. A team of destiny.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    yes indeed

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    Ben, i've been called a homer but after we added Cutler, Peppers, a healthy Urlacher, Pisa (for the first 8 games), Manning stepping up at safety and Steltz rightfully returning to his place in NFL obscurity, the emergence of a solid D line with HENRY FUCKING MELTON developing into a solid piece of that puzzle, Big Toe, Izzy, Briggsy, corner by committee and the greatest special teams returner in the history of the game how can you not think that this team can win every game? will we? don't know. can we? fuck yes. Will we? of course we are going to. THIS IS THE YEAR. I command everyone on this blog to take this sweet, sweet kool aid that i'm offering you. take it into your mouths, swish it around and let it dance off your tongue. Let the liquid give a flush to your skin, a sharpness to your wit, a jolt to your mindset and then realize that you haven't been drinking kool aid at all. This was just water mang, a placebo, because you don't need any special juice to make you believe that we are going to the playoffs. we will beat teams in the playoffs and we are going to the superbowl. run and tell that homeboy. BTFD.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny, I've not only been sipping that shit with you since offseason, I've been bathing in that fine purple drank. Just that you have a way of making it sound just as delicious as it is. Keep that shit up, and yes, BTFD!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Get some!!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I think Jim Jones gave that same exact speech, but I shall down the orange and navy-blue drink nevertheless...ahh, yes, I feel my limbs tingling, and I must be in the hereafter for I see that the Bears are Division Champs and the #2 seed...

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    i don't know if we can count any of our victories though and don't think we should accept an invitation to the super bowl this year if we make it since we haven't beaten the Saints from 2009 14 times in a row this year. Apparently the 2010 season is like a highschool league. Let's just turn in our cleats to the equipment manager right now and hand it to the Jets because they were on HBO.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Brad scares me. He's really very special. But with all the field position we'll get from returns/kicking away from GOAT boy, we should at least see this one out on FGs alone, if nothing else. Maybe a returned fumble, INT, Hester return. I just can't see them beating us. GB, maybe. But not the Jets.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish. FUCK GB!!!

    We're going to go into their house and fuck them up 2-time! I can feel it, we're goo.g tosweep the nfcn this year... everything after that is gravy for me (actually everything after 6 wins was gravy)

    Green bay.... FUCKING DEAD!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ooops. That's what I meant ... Green bay ... Fkn dead, sorry.

    Irish's quick Film review
    ==========================

    Black Swan : Now, ballet movies aren't generally my thing, but this one has Natalie Portman eaten out by a co-dancer. But it's weird, man, weird. I'll give it two tu-tus out of 5.

    Unstoppable : Denzel and the new Capt. Kirk guy, and that chick of hotness Rosario Dawson. They couldn't call it Runaway Train because of the old Jon Voight movie ... but without spoiling the ending, I would say that it's a very poor movie title. Another way of saying it's unstoppable would be to call it 'The train that ran forever.' or 'The train that defied the laws of physics and exhibited perpetual motion'. Not very likely. And when script credits are attributed to three guys - well, it generally sounds like it's a movie that's been written by three guys, in separate places, and they've never met each other, and they're trying to make sure that *anyone* who goes to see this movie will understand *everything*, and *nothing* is left unexplained and is SPELT-OUT_VERY-SLOWLY-AND-CLEARLY-FOR-YOUUUUUU.

    It ain't all about the money Denzel, what, do you owe the IRS like Willie Nelson money? fuck.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    The Bears' coverage teams made the anonymous Mr. Booker look dangerous. Mr. Smith is a REAL concern.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Here's a rumor I saw floated that I hope isn't true:
    Bill Parcell's next NFL stop will be Minneapolis.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Parcells, McNabb and a high first round draft pick? That could mean trouble from the sharp horned, dull minded folks up north. They're gonna finish fourth in the division next year, but 2 years from now I could see them getting dangerous again.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Can we have a complete ban on coach's sons in the NFL please?

    So McNabb is in the shithouse because with his six pro-bowls and gazillions of years experience he suggested to the legendary Kyle Shanahan that he might, y'know, try a few more screen passes ... figures.

    How do guys like Shanahan and McDaniels - who have achieved NOTHING in their current roles - get such big egos ?

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81d23a1e/article/agent-mcnabbshanahans-relationship-difficult-to-maintain?module=HP_headlines2col

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Like McNabb has accomplished anything? A Super Bowl record the same as Rex Grossman's, perhaps?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Waffle, you basically summed it up. Just don't say anymore just in case the Jets coaching staff is reading this Blog. This is a great game plan lets keep it to ourselves. GO BEARS!

  • In reply to daklan:

    Bertha - i pride myself on being a pretty quick study of people, mostly in person, but sometimes over the internet. From literally every single post except the one about being italian the thinly veiled sarcasm is so obvious. Am i wrong here? Every single post has a hidden swipe at the Bears. Why even bother posting here? why not go find a Jets blog?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Mr. Waffle, you have me all wrong, I'm just alittle worried about Sunday, but I'm sure the Bears will be okay. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and healthy new year.
    Godspeed my friend.

  • In reply to daklan:

    Snooooore.... boooooring. Your shtick is stale man. Beat it.

  • In reply to daklan:

    Happy christmakahhkwanzikahfestivus boys and girl. Wishing my dbb family the very best and a great 2011. Let's hope 2011 brings us the big prize.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    without going to the jets site or google or anywhere else... you guys know who's 2nd string for the G-U-I-D-O-S?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Mark Brunell, MB. He hasn't thrown a TD pass since 2006 which was also the last season he made a start (9 games).
    He was 15 for 30 a year ago and, attempted zero throws in 2008 and did not play in 2007.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'd say he sounds a bit like a left-handed version of todd Collins.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Shit, Brunell might be in the game very shortly after it starts... especially if pep has anything to do with it.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/12/23/sanchez.ap/index.html?eref=sihp

    I'm much more worried about the wily vet than I am about shitstain.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hope Sanchez can't go, I'd rather face Brunnell. We've been extremely lucky this year facing a bunch of back up QB's (Hill, Clausen, Thigpen, Stanton, Fitzpatrick and Webb)
    We are only 4-4 against real QB's, lets hope for Brunnell or Clemens. GO BEARS!

  • In reply to daklan:

    CSI for Narcissus....

    http://czabe.blogspot.com/2010/12/csi-dongslinger.html#comment-form

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    +10. Al, that is funny.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    And sooo apropos, no?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Insanely.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Going into the next two games, I would like to see the Bears continue to focus on wining out, and to push for home-field advantage. We really ARE a good football team.

    Lets prove it as we continue to win every game we play.

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    I hope you meant winNing out. Methinks hangovers are not the best thing for athletic performance, Babe Ruth notwithstanding.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Yes win every game from this day forward and bring home our next Lombardi Trophy!!!

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    I think ole' Bertha is gonna be singing "Feats dont fail me now" on Sunday.Bears 21-10.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al...I may make that my new avatar..hhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaa!

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I really enjoyed Steve Czaban. He's creative, down to earth and not full of himself by which I mean he's not afraid to admit when he is wrong. The idiots on Fox Sports Radio dumped him in favor of the incompetant, 1 note, Steven A. Smith who lasted 1 year and is now history.

    I recommmend Czabe.com.

  • In reply to daklan:

    Nice avatar. Remind you of your street in Jersey?

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Joseph got me thinking. We tend to matchup units that don't play against each other when talking predictions. We compare running games when we should compare Running O vs. Running D, QB vs. Def.
    WR/TE vs. Secondary etc.
    Soooo...

    QB vs D - Advantage Jets
    JWebb and O-Line vs. Blitz = scary

    Def. vs Run Game - Advantage Bears
    I expect to see C. Harris and Briggs stuff some dudes behind the line of scrimmage.

    O-Line vs. D Line - Advantage Jets
    Any O-line matchup equals advantage other team

    WR/TE vs. Secondary - Push
    I was tempted to say advantage Jets, but their receivers and tight ends epitomize the phrase "Rectal Meningitis" and will drop an important pass or two

    Return game vs. coverage - Advantage Bears
    Kicking away from Hester will cause more than a few starts at the 40 yard line (whether off the kickoff or a punt)

    Kicking game - Advantage Bears
    Robbie Gould is the most impressive kicker in Soldier Field conditions I have ever seen.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    QB vs. D - Push
    As Jeff pointed out, Cutler knows how to roll out and avoid surprise blitzes. Every play has been a surprise blitz for him this year. He'll get touched, but he'll hold up a lot better than Sanchez.
    O-Line vs. D Line - Push
    You're matching up O-lines again. We have the defensive player of the year one sack away from 90 in his career. The Jets will pressure Cutler, but our front four will create a lot more pressure than their guys will.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    about O-Line vs. D Line
    I agree our D - Line is better than theirs but our O - Line is clearly worse. I'm not ever comfortable when Cutler drops back this year and I probably never will be. So its not a knock against our d - line vs their o - line, but a knock against our o - line vs. their d - line.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Plus their receiving corps can only be as good as the puff throwing them the rock. Has Sanchez got big paws?

  • In reply to Reichwolff:

    Yeah, it's cold, man. 19-13. Fuzzies.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Shut them out in New Jersey, to boot. We're at home so we should be aiming to shut them out and shut them up.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    This game is Cutler vs Sanchez. Like Jeff said, the QB who protects the football wins this game. Both teams feed off turnovers.

    QB: Push

    Running Game: Jets

    O-line: Jets

    WR/TE: Jets

    Defense: Push

    Special teams: Bears

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Your profile pic makes me smile and vomit at the same time.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    lol

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Reverts to earlier thread:

    EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Rex's toejam, Sarah Jane Victoria Lynn ... on a ritz cracker. Hold that thought.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Holding the thought - lost the breakfast.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'm telling you, this is just like the Vikings. Ooooh, our QB may or may not start, gametime decision, bla, bla, bla. I'm not buying it.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20101224/SPORTS18/12240325/1049/SPORTS01/Jets-QB-Mark-Sanchezs-status-up-in-air

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Football Stuff:

    What worries me most in this game is the Jets "exotic" blitz packages. Our O-line is bad against vanilla packages, yet alone more complex schemes. It took them like 3 games to figure out corners can blitz! I'm specifically thinking of Webb, but Kreutz falls down a lot, Williams couldn't get a push even if he lived in Vegas, and Garza and "Omlette" are serviceable at best. So to me, this game is all about how much "progress" our Oline has made, and how far we go in the play-offs really relies on them.

    Second worry, though far less troubling, is our sub-par playing at home, esp after a big victory. Remember the second go around vs Detroit? "No, it's not a trap game. The lions almost beat us the first time" then the Bears came out as flat as pop left open overnight. Coming out flat has been a disturbing trend for our D as of late too, which perplexes me. Even Grandpa Favre came out and scored in the opening drive. We gotta stop that complacency shit! Get a little Ray Lewis in you and come out foaming D.

    But, that being said, I do trust our Defense and SPteams to dominate (not concerned about Smith or either QB), while our O figures it out and scores just enough. Another blogger mentioned that there will be a lot of hot reads to Olsen and Bennett, and hopefully that's the way it goes since that will mean that Culter is not being sacked by the Blitz, or that Cromartie and Revis is anywhere near the ball. The key, as almost always, will be Culter's deciscion making and foot skills (had to get that in there lol).

    Go 2010 Division Champs Chicago Bears!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Somewhat Footballish Stuff:

    Foot-bowl: I clicked on that link to the "alleged" youtube foot fetish with sexy Rexy's wife, or swinger gal, or whatever, and I couldn't get passed half that vid. I just started laughing. I don't get foot fetishes. But this topic is somewhat timely because I was having this debate earlier this week with a girl - when does a fetish cease being a fetish, and is just a "preference"?

    I specifically remember Jon and Jeff (late night DJs) always arguing over this. Jon (or Jeff, but let's just say Jon) never dated anything but Asians. Jeff kept accusing Jon of having an "Asian fetish" and Jon would always respond "it's just a preference, dude." Is this a strength in numbers criteria? If enough people are into it, then it ceases being a "fetish"? Anyhow, just thought I'd throw it up there for my Bears Bros (and gals, I guess, I think there are 1 or 2 of you here somewhere)...

    Happy Festivus!

    Let the airing of grievances commence...

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    Here's one 'gal' who thinks the whole thing is hilarious. Son of Buddy puts himself out there in a big way, and the fact that this surfaced right before the game in Chicago is priceless. I hope the fans take full advantage of it with signs, etc.

    I don't care (and would really rather not know) his 'preferences', actually. It is fun, however, to watch him be embarrassed and squirm a bit.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    foot fetishes are so common now that I don't even think they're really considered a "fetish", which usually connotes darker interiors, like that INEXUS lead singer. Other fetishes are just creepy, like those "Furries" (and if you know what that is, my eyebrow's rising lol). But foot fishes are almost mainstream now, like ear piercings. Swinging (which the Post more than alluded to Rex doing) is getting there - that or my massive consumption of porn has distorted my perception of reality lol

    I guess there's a reason they call him Sexy-Rexy...

  • In reply to KissMyButkus:

    "foot fetishes" - foot "fishes" would truly be a fetish...

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I think the run games are a push. If you had asked me four or five weeks ago I would have agreed that Jets were better. But now the Bears running game is ascending and the Jets are descending.

  • In reply to buckbear:

    Agreed. And the Packers will probably be starting gas pump attendants in the last week.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    No one has mentioned Peter King yet. So far so good ...

  • I know. I took the Lions last week. He looked decent, but their D is for real.

  • We haven't peaked yet..... I think the best is yet to come!

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    +1

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    Chicago Bears 38
    New York Jets 16

    We are that much better than them.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    It makes me mad that ESPN gives us no respect and puts those damn Jets at 5 on power rankings and us at 8. Also Vegas should have us at 10 point favorites. We are home. Only 1 point better than those New Yorkers, come on Vegas wake up. We have Cutler and they don't.

  • In reply to daklan:

    Oh. My. God... you are like sooooo clever. Dude, this isn't a jets blog ... save your thinly veiled tripe for drinking your bud ice whilst listening to 'the boss'.

    Dave, I can't help myself... dude's from jersey man... its just too easy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bertha -

    When Vegas gets it wrong about my Bears I pounce. Hope you are laying something on the Jets. I could use a little of your money in my pocket.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bud Ice. Priceless.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    s'ok MB. You get a dispensation, to wit:

    Tear apart this troll
    Burn bridge beneath which it belches
    Fairy Jets fandom

    burn down the bridge it's hiding beneath

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    shit

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Nice dave, nice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A couple things I noticed when looking at the Jets wins / losses this year. They are 4-3 at home and 6-1 on the road, just like the Bears. In their 10 wins, they average scoring 27.7 points a game, and in their 4 losses they average 4.5 points a game. They seem to be a jeckyl and hyde type team. They seemed to rush effectively in their losses. I only seen them play the packers, so not sure what this team is all about. I think our D shuts them down and we win a close game.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Viva called it. This is a league FULL of "Jekyll and Hide" teams.

  • In reply to daklan:

    Wait for a few days and you won't feel so mad anymore.

  • uhhhh, yes doc, I believe you're right.

    buuuuut I know plenty of californians who don't surf. Don't really get your point, well, I get your point, just don't really agree with it. I'm talking smack to a troll. I think Jeff can hang with a couple hackneyed and widely accepted jokes about his home state.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Trolls? Absolutamente.

    Guidos? Many Bears fans are.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Finally, someone with sense and compassion.
    Just because I'm from Italy and a Bears fan doesn't make me bad. I'm very dissapointed with this board and if it keeps up, I'm not going to post anymore.

  • In reply to daklan:

    Promise?

  • In reply to daklan:

    For anyone headed to the game, maybe you can call and arrange express shipping still Foot Hat

  • In reply to daklan:

    Looks like Mark Sanchez is playing

  • Dude is a baller, we should get him.

  • He is to the Steelers what Urlacher is to us.

    He ain't there? Then it ain't fair.

  • MB, don't fucking answer that question. You will ruin this young man's career!!

    Doc, you don't want to go down that road. The game that shall remain nameless is the single most addictive activity that i've found since playing football, getting blown and watching Meerkat Manor.

    please don't go down this road.

  • It's called Angry Birds, and you don't want no part of this shit! If you know what's good for you, you'll stay away.

  • In reply to bnjrmyn:

    I got it on Android, but it's on iphone as well.

  • Nice recognition. I love that fucking movie.

  • I think there are both free and pay versions, I believe the pay one is larger. Check out the freebie.

  • or Briggs

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Gosh, guys, Sanchez played for the Trojans...what else do you want?

  • Dont sell yourself short doc, he's a tremendous slouch

  • 1st one's always free doc. You'll love it, it's all about angles

  • Repeating from above, Doc, but,
    he hasn't thrown a TD pass since 2006 which was also the last season he made a start (9 games).
    He was 15 for 30 a year ago and, attempted zero throws in 2008 and did not play in 2007. If you were looking for a lefty version of Todd Collins you might pick Brunell.

  • I have no axe to grind against Chicago's own Donovan McNabb. Don't forget he DID go INTO Green Bay and beat the Narcissus-led Pack with that ridiculous 4th and 28 completion in the playoffs a few seasons back. Alas, time marches on and he HAS stunk out loud for most of this season and Shanny taking a longer look at Rex, or ANYBODY else, at this point in the Deadskins' season is neither unreasonable nor disrespectful.

    Murphy's 3rd Law of football states:
    You want to start? Feel free not to stink the joint out when you do.

    And don't feel sorry for Donovan. If he wants to start next year, any number of teams, the Queens and Cardinals leading the way, will welcome him with open arms.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And because I KNEW you ask here are murphy's first 2 laws of football:

    1) It's all about Scoreboard. There are no "moral victories" and no "style points".

    2) Statistics are for losers.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    73.2% of those polled agreed with 2)

  • Oh and hope you feel better.... it's been going around.

  • I liked the way he looked - didn't play like a backup. But then again, sometimes our D makes backups look like pro-bowlers. I won't even mention some of our pre-season concerns regarding this lol

    But now that Stanton has some wins under his belt, and the #1 overall pick's shoulder as tender as Martin Riggs', methinks they have a small qb controversy next year - at the very least, the Lions could probably trade him for a 3rd or even high 2nd rounder if Stanton keeps it up, which should only make them that much stronger in the future.

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