A Bunch of Post-Game Thoughts From the Bar

A Bunch of Post-Game Thoughts From the Bar

I used the same photo as the game thread because, basically, it felt appropriate.

  • Here's an idea.  Put your best corner on the other team's best receiver.  If you want to pretend Steve Smith is an average wide receiver, that's fine.  But he's not an average wide receiver.  He's pound-for-pound the best WR in the league and he demands the attention of your best defensive back.  Charles Tillman can sure create a fumble but I'm not impressed by covering LaFell.
  • Enough with Johnny Knox returning every other kickoff.
  • How about Johnny Knox starts again?  Cuz I have no interest in Roy Williams.
  • We might need to address the concept that we can't stop the run.  I'm not ready yet.
  • Devin Hester is the best kick returner in the history of football and it isn't close.
  • Frank Omiyale should not start at right tackle next week.  And I literally don't care who does.  If they need me, I will.
  • Cutler and the coaching staff have an obvious disdain for one another that he likes to advertise on his face.  And you know what?  I'm fully on Cutler's side.
  • Burn more timeouts in dumb situations, Lovie.
  • Get plays in the quarterback slower, Martz.
  • How about we put the quarterback on his back, defensive line?  I love pressure but I need you guys to plant people into the ground.
  • Adam Podlesh is growing on me.
  • Sanzenbacher has to catch the ball on third down.  Otherwise what use is he?
  • Matt Forte.  Words are not enough.  Brilliant.
  • I like that we went from trading a terrific pass catching tight end to having no tight end ever on any play.
  • I can't believe that a head coach who suffered through that 2005 playoff loss to Carolina would not concern himself with Steve Smith.  I really can't.  Next week we face Calvin Johnson.  He's brilliant.  Maybe, just maybe, cover him?

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  • Pay Forte.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I SECOND that.

  • How did Detroit come back...again...?

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Tony Romo threw 3 second have picks and 2 of them were returned for scores.

    Calvin Johnson made another insane TD catch with 3 guys on him. I am not looking forward to seeing him on next Monday night.

  • The run D was inexplicably bad. That was awful.
    Harris needs to get his hammy right, because Wright is wrong (I know, it's played out but so true). Meriweather took some really bad angles from what I could tell.

    I agree with the earlier comments on the pass rush and the total lack of holding calls. When the guys in the booth are picking up on it, there's a problem. On the other hand, when you do get a hand on the QB, plant his ass. Too many times, Newton escaped a sure sack.
    As much as I hate to say it, Cam is a bigger version of Vick. He throws a pretty deep ball and has that escapability factor. He didn't seem to have much touch, except on the Shockey sideline catch out of their own end zone. That was a pretty ball.
    Their screen game tore us up early.

    I do think Denver's safeties are even worse than ours.

    And Tony Romo, you blow. You blow a herd of a thousand goats, you turd-breathed moron. Thanks for handing that game to Detroit on a f-cking platter.

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    Pay Forte And Now PLAY Cover Press On mega tron with safety help Cause Monday Night without front 4 pressure WE WILL BE POUNDED

  • Good to see a team effort to pull out a win. I like the look of the 2nd Qtr of our schedule.

    Let's take this party up to Detroilet and show the 4-0 Lions what's up.

    Devin Hester, you ARE ridiculous.

    Matt Forte, I like your style.

    My WTF award goes to Marion Barber. 1st carry, 1st down. Why did it feel like we didn't see him again until the 4th quarter?

    Then, 4 yd TD and you try a back-flip? Seriously? A back flip? Sidelined for the 1st 3 games with a calf injury...& this asshole pulls a back-flip? Head scratcher to say the least.


  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    +1. The backflip was stupid.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Barbarian about gave himself a stinger with that.

    Anyone catch Vick throwing himself another pity party after they imploded against the 49ers?

  • Easy on Steve Smith Jeff. He does a great job finding the open spots on the cover 2, but he is no Calvin Johnson. Did you guys see his two jump balls when he was triple teams? We need C.Harris back next week. His value has really been proven the last couple weeks in his absence. Merriweather can hit, but he takes too many chances in coverage and seems lost out there on the island.

    The D line didn't do their job today. This was the first game where I thought Pep might have taken some plays off. I know he likes to sort of engage his o-lineman and sort of zone watch the QB to see if he can get his hands up in the passing lane, but there were times he needed to shed blocks and pursue the qb up field and didn't. And it certainly wasn't due to ability that he didn't shed blocks.

    But, give Newton credit. He is a big mobile guy that is hard to take down. I was blown away with his poise as a rook. He is going to be what many thought Vince Young would be. It's amzing how many people were wrong about him. He is not this year's tebow, that's for sure. I don't think that kid is going to get sacked often this year. So, it was as much about how good Cam is compared to how ineffecient our d-line we

    Our run D and tackeling were bad, but we were playing maybe the best RB tandems in the league. But, they made Peanut and Wright just look plain bad.

    And pay Matty.

  • I am sure we will beat the Lion's. Know why? We can get to the Lion's qb and he is not like Cam. Hopefully Harris is back so if Mr.Stafford just throws it up, Harris can right what Major cannot do.

    The Monday game will come down to...who can stay healthy at qb. Watch and See.

  • I would love to see the stats on hamstring injuries this year versus years prior.
    I imagine they hold training camp for a reason.

  • What happened to Omiyale.. He got yanked then put back in when Barber scored?

    Was it me or did we run people over in this game?

  • In reply to Artoo:

    I saw them shuffling guys in on the run game; I think Spencer got dinged up at one point. Hard to tell with no tivo at the bar.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    he went out came back in and then Louis was playing Right Tackle. Did ok there. I really miss Carimi.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    The offensive line as a whole did a pretty stellar job in pass protection today too, which shouldn't be lost in the 200+ rushing game by Matty. Other than Frank the Tank getting juked by Charles Johnson on a deep drop by Jay, they really played well at first glance. I'm as always looking forward to Roy's breakdown of the line play.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    If we can make Jay believe in his oline again then maybe..just maybe he can win some games for us.

    Btw, anyone see the interception? Spathe cannot catch. Through his hands..smh

  • In reply to Artoo:

    That wasn't Spaeth, that was Kyle Adams in at TE.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Why the hell was he in...

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Spaeth was out with calf injury today. That moved Adams up behind Davis at TE.

  • Anyone have the Raider/Pats link?

  • Where are you all?

    9-7 and wild card.

    WE can and WE will beat Detroit. Get ya'lls shit together. The D stopped Cam when it mattered the most and Forte said "put it all on me" today and came through.

  • Phil Simms wants to give Aaron Rodgers a hummer.

  • +1 on your Omiyale comment, Blogafather. Why does the staff keep beating it's head against THAT wall?

    One the other hand...

    Tillman on Smith all day? You think that would have made a big difference? i don't. As it was, today was HARDLY a banner day for Peanut.

    Done with Roy Boy Williams? At the end of preseason SOMEBODY posted a "he's no good'' comment about Williams that you took issue with, Blogfather (while SUPPORTING Williams) and you made it a point to say you were going to save the comment. Well, fair is fair, time to repost it and give credit where credit is due.

    I don't think Matt Stafford bounces away from the pressure the Bears managed today.

    In other news...
    I thought we'd seen the last of Hester for a while when he landed hard on that shoulder. I figured it was separated at the very least. Whew! Glad THAT diagnosis appears to have been wrong.

    Yo, Chris Conte. Block the guys IN FRONT of Hester. The ones behind him are just spectators and don't know it yet. Plus, you missed a chance to blowup a placekicker for crissakes!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yep, I was screaming for him to block the guy - that was a gimme return td if he puts a pad on the kicker.

    Hester is so far beyond anyone else as a returner. Ever.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    On Hester - I know! It made me so mad after week one, I read someone who said Hester "Channeled his inner randal cobb"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    1+ on Conte

  • Is this shit on?

    Are we watching something else?

  • Tom Jackson - stick it in your ass.

  • One general comment that's been made a thousand times, but I'll make it again because it's so frustrating. How is it every other quarterback that I've watched this year has a go-to option after 2-3 seconds in the pocket, but Cutler, on play after play, is dancing around trying to decide where to go with the ball. I understand Martz asks his quarterbacks to hang in and wait for the 'plays' to 'develop' but for shit's sake, for the life of me I can't figure it out.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    Bennent is gone and so is Olsen.

    THus, he can't trust anyone now.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Agreed, but by seasons's end, I think Dane will be on that list.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    You answered you're own question. Before Martz dumbed down the offense today, the safetly valves like Forte and whoever TE was playing were usually blocking at the line, while cutler had to wait for the recievers to run their 10 to 18 yard intermediate route.
    Martz outwizards himself much of the time. We have a great RB. Run, short screens, short routes for recievers. It's boring and easy, but it's usually succesful. It's also a way for a rattled QB to gain some confidence back.

  • In reply to Crown:

    amen ...with the D sruggling right now
    this kind of approach eats clock and keeps them off the field for long periods

  • Mega rant being prepared. i will post in two hours.

  • In reply to Gucci Mang:

    Waffle, your account has been haxored

  • I don't have a DVR so I can't look it over again, but my first feelings about the game are that we are in trouble next week. The unit is more than a Chris Harris return away from greatness. All the other guys but Peppers are scrubs on the D-Line. In fact without Peppers there wouldn't be a sack credited to anyone on the D Line this season. I'm not saying Detroit will win, but if I were an objective outsider I would say that it seems they have more horses than the Bears. And guess what they have a bad taste in their mouth from the two losses last season. Flip those games around and it was them and not us in the playoffs last year. Glad for the win but not any more confident in the Bear's chances this year.
    Pay Matt Forte before this day is over!

  • I typed out my rant and then deleted it because my logic doesn't matter when common sense it thrown out the fucking window when it comes to our GM, our coaching staff, etc.

    I find great fault with our offensive philosophy. There is no reason why we should cut off Jay Cutler's nuts for the sake of running the ball. You can do both Martz/Lovie you incredible fucksticks. I'm so disgusted with our coaches in can't even type anymore.

    Go Bears beat Detroit.

  • In reply to Gucci Mang:

    I was looking forward to the rant=/

  • Broken hand for Chris Spencer according to source.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Put a cast on him, rub some dirt on it and he'll be good to go.

  • Thom Benneman, you stink out loud. You would have to improve, vastly, just to qualify as "bad".Like Joe Buck, you only have a cushy network job because your daddy (Marty) is a sportscasting legend.

    Rob Ryan: "Calvin Johson would be the 3rd best receiver on our team".

    Congratulations Rob, I would have NEVER thought a fat slob like you would be capable of putting his foot into his mouth.

    What the heck, you LOOK ridiculous with all that hair and all that fat so you might as well SOUND ridiculous, too.

  • I swear, Chicago should rename O'Hare after Devin Hester, and the city bus system after Forte.

    Who'd have thought the Lions would be the red-hot darlings of the NFL after 4 weeks? Well, they are, and we have to scare Stafford out of his Johnson next week if we're going to gain any ground in the standings.

    I like Jay Cutler, I really do, but ya know, we could use a little of that super qb shit any time now.

    And yeah, Dane had a drop on 3rd down, but he just got here - he'll be a helluva receiver by season's end. Guaranteed.

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    With you big time on Dane. SD. We *need* Earl back though

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    FLAG ON THE PLAY: Illegal Procedure.

    The renaming the Transit system is fine, but O'Hare Airport is named for a true American Hero, Lt. Commander Edward "Butch'" O'Hare, the U.S Navy's first fighter Ace, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1942 and was killed in action in late 1943.

    Careful where you tread.

    Read on and be enlightened.


  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al -

    I rarely think of O-Hare - or any airport - by it's given name. They are all designators in my world, so the comment was made off-hand. I actually had to stop and think about the actual name of the airport. O'Hare's is ORD, so dubbed due to its myriad of orchards.

  • In reply to Sdwat52:

    "Orchards', Smorchards!
    You used "O'Hare" in your post so, sorry, we're NOT going to pick up the flag on that one.

  • Danieal Manning with one of the dumbest block in the back penalties ever http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Danieal-Manning-commits-one-of-the-worst-penalti?urn=nfl-wp8420

  • In reply to NY Bears Fan:

    Corey Graham might have something to say about that.

  • There were a lot of people on this blog questioning the overall value of Forte to the Bears. They should have paid him before the season if this continues they are going to have to pay him near Adrian Peterson numbers. Through four games he has 324 yards rushing and 310 receiving. The Bears have 1,231 net yards.

  • Waffle,

    I rely on your optimism. Let's save our disgust for the losses. I hear ya bro, but we won. I have a feeling there will be plenty of time for disgust later. There usually is. We won. Yeah!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    i like what urlacher said after the game; when asked about the bad play
    he accepted the win and was happy to have it
    but he said he would be mad as hell watching the tapes

    we got all week to disect the junk
    but, I like that they did not quit
    there is some pulse
    we just got to get some oxgen to their heads
    they are doing stupid stuff way too often

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Martz is over thinking the passing game and it's killing me inside to watch it. There is no reason we can't hit the tightends, move the pocket, throw short passes, run bubble screens, etc.

    It doesn't have to be either run the ball or fucking bomb it 7 step drop style. fucking martz.

  • In reply to Gucci Mang:

    Martz's gameplan was par from ferfect. But in a way, it had it's genius. Everyone figures, okay, Martz knows he has to run it, so he'll run it a bit, and then eventually go back to the pass. He always does. Instead, he ran with it. Why? Because for the most part, it was working. Make the other team adjust for the run during the half, and then plan to throw it if necessary. We got the job done sticking with the run. If he started slinging it all over the field after the running success, we would have been calling for his head.

    What pisses me off is the clock management, the inability to get a goddamn play in, and our defense (though Cam and Steve Smith and their backs are paid to do their job too and did a helluva job). They won some battles, but we won more. I'll take it.

    I can't lose you too, Waffle. Your often the lone voice of calm in a sea of chicken littles. You. Complete. Me.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    True love

  • This is weird to say, but - the best OL the Bears have as of the last two weeks is Cookie. He pulls to the right and cuts the LB on the sweep. When we need yards, we go over the LG/LT hole with Webb and Cookie.

    Louis made a big step up today. Seeing him replace Omlette was a major turn point, perhaps. If Spencer can get his hand shit together, maybe we can hold up on that side. Cutler actually stepped up into the pocket, you could tell he still had pitter patter feet, and he floated a big one over Adams head, but mostly he stepped into his throws.

    Roy Williams does nothing for this team. Hester is not a solid WR. Maybe Bennett and Knox as 1/2 with Dane in the slot is the best attack we have when we need 3 wide. Somebody call Freddie Barnes back.

    Teams have figured out that doubling Melton is a big part of stopping the Bears. Toe and Adams can be handled one on one. Peppers may be getting old, he seems to be able to call up his best rushes on key downs though. Izzy was not bearing down on an admittedly fast Jamarcus Newton.

    Meriweather may get denied access to the VIP room tonight for that breakdown on Smith, I don't know - but what I do know is that Meriweather flat out tried to kill Smith and took a head shot at Shockey too - and that's enough intimidation that I like it. Smith hurt us, but I bet he also asked for no more post routes in the huddle, too.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "Maybe Bennett and Knox as 1/2 with Dane in the slot is the best attack we have when we need 3 wide."

    No shit right there, GP

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Cookie's pulling last week versus the pack was tugboat. But, I agree he did a good job this week. Maybe he's finally settling down at guard.

  • In reply to Crown:

    The problem wasn't with Williams' speed pulling. The problem was how fast Matthews is combined with the play design.

    That was the reason Matt Bowen called for a return to smashmouth-type, faster-developing run plays. That's what we saw yesterday. Even the pulls seemed mostly to inside gaps with the occasional off-tackle play.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I too was pleasantly surprised by Cookie. It seemed to me that every time we pulled, he was there (and John Daily JR, AKA, Clutts, too).

    Someone else remarked that Pep looked to be "taking plays off" - we just got little to no pressure, leaving Major Wrong and Pimp Slap back there trying to cover 2 WRs and a TE. NOT GOOD. We're going to need pressure on China Doll, unless you want to see 6'5 Megatron jumping over 5'8 Jennings, or our safeties who can hit, but can't cover, or on a footrace with Peanut.

    But with the Hit Man hopefully back, and Pimp Slap, WRs will be thinking twice about sitting in that zone.

  • The Ravens are hammering the Jets. he he.

  • marinelli better start earning his paycheck
    his team is playing soft
    rivera knew how to attack our weak tendencies
    we need to tighten that sh-t up quick

    gotta study up on detroits O line
    we need some of that push from the middle that got peppers going in atl.

  • is hurd going to move ahead of roy this wee?
    maybe he can run short routes and catch the balls thrown at him

  • Did anyone else notice how blazed Mangold is on the Jets sideline?!

  • I would pay ser money to see Vonta Leach fight John Connor on Rex Ryan's belly.

  • "Tranquility base here. The Eagle(s) has landed."

    They SURE HAS, folks!

    Welcome back to Earth, Philly fans!

  • Im not sold on our D anymore. Three weeks in a row, our d has given up huge points, and yards. I like the personnel, but I hate the scheme.

    Offense besides Forte is nothing.

    ahh sigh. I feel like im in for a bump long season.

  • I really don't understand the drastic pessimism. Carolina is not making the playoffs, but they're not a bad team either. The reason why I love the NFL is because the difference between a 1-3 team and a 3-1 team is often minimal. We're catching the lions at the perfect time. I actually thought Dallas was going to hand them their first loss and gain some momentum, but I'm ok with that. The Lions blew their load on that game and are primed for a come down to reality let down week vs the Bears. Next week is the big game.We have the Vikes after that could put us at 4-2. Let's stay up until we see what happens Monday Night versus the one of the current NFL darlings. Ya'll know how we play when were underdogs.

  • In reply to Crown:

    There it is.. we are finally underdogs again.

    Think about it last year.. the same scenario and now we have a run game to look out for.

    Get ready people, this year will be crazy. I don't think we will be good but it will be fun to watch.

  • In reply to Crown:

    i just feel like we win despite our coaching. Creative playaction and screens should be used against the Lions. Suh must not be allowed to end Cutlers season.

  • I hear ya Waffle. That's how millions of die-hards feel each week. At this point, our D coaches itself and we have the best specials coach, but the fucking push and pull between Love and Martz scares me. The Lions secondary can be picked on. Their LBs are not strong either. One solid patchworked showing from the o-line and Jay will regain his throwing mojo and everybody will call him a dangerous gunslinger for a week on the brink of entering the QB elite in the NFL. Until, of course, the next week where the Vikes thus far lackluster d-line somehow generates tremendous pressure on Cutty and we have to again rely on our D, specials and running back. This shit is soooo week to week. We've beaten the teams we were supposed to and lost to 2 of the top teams in our division. Lots of injuries, game changing penalties, and unforseen plays on the horizon. Please keep your positive kwan for one more week my man. Hell, it should be nice to have a meaningful game against the Lions for maybe the first time since I was born.

    It could be worse. My fiance spontaneously called me Dog the Bounty Hunter last night while I was slaying her form behind. Still wrapping my head around that. Shit, I once banged a chick that made my dick smell like vinegar for 3 months. Let's all hang in there for one more week. UNITY. 4-0 or not, we're playing the detroit lions for godsake. 3-2 w vikes next up.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Stafford dead.

  • In reply to Gucci Mang:

    Thank you sir.

    Re-re-remix: http://youtu.be/_CkORRd1I6k

  • In reply to Gucci Mang:

    Actually, that's the only answer we can come up with. Rip his arm off early and we can do it.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    I never did get a reward from Crown, Irish. I do believe he missed out on that thread lol

  • In reply to Crown:

    Last paragraph. I've been missing that coach. Thank you.

    Dog the bounty hounter.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Crown/Coach, whatever ... I think we should probably call you Coach anyway :o)

  • In reply to Crown:

    Phew.. I thought she was gonna say "Artoo!"

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Good one

  • I don't know about that Crown, hope you're right though. I watched the Lions game - in fact I pretty much ignored the second half of the Bears game because I needed Detroit for 1000 large ones, sorry if that offends anyone but there ain't nothing goin' on but the rent .... and then the Bungles kicked a last second FG and fucked my life. Thank you NYG, SD, ATL and hopefully BAL for addressing the balance.

    We'll do well to beat the Lions. Home or away. I know Peanut shut down CJ a couple of years back, but that was a couple of years back. Jennings is brutal. All of our safeties are brutal. With Scheffler and Pettigrew down the seams - and we all know about our inability to deal with TEs - I don't see that we have an answer for them with the safeties we have. We do not have an answer for Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson. We do not have Demarcus Ware, sorry, but we don't. We have an old Julius Peppers and an old Izzy. We do not have an answer for an organization that has been loading up their high first round draft picks and spending them well, while we piss ours away every year and draft a Nathan Enderle instead of a James Starks when he's on top of our fkn draft board. We do not have answers.

    And before anyone thinks we have a running game all of a sudden, we don't - that was the Carolina Panthers run defense we just played. Second worst in the league. Third worst pass defense.The Panthers defense is terrible

    Remember last year? We got rolled by the Giants - we couldn't move the ball - and then came back and ran all over the Panthers thinking we were big swinging dicks again. Wrong. The Hawks and the Skins beat us the next two games. If Spencer is out next week, then it's all day Suh and Bosch in Cutler's face. All. Day. If he's in, then we have a guard playing with a broken hand. Here's the kicker - even if we did manage to run it against the Lions, that offense can march it straight back down the field and score lickity split against our brand of bend-don't-break Defense. They have not one, but three receivers better than any of ours. They know how to use their TEs. They have a savvy head coach and a DC that can adjust in-game.

    We play the Bucs, Eagles and the Raiders (best running team in the NFL) away. The Chargers are coming to town. We can maybe beat KC and DEN, probably the Seahawks away from Qwest ... and with any luck sweep Minny. That's 5 ... maybe 6 games we can win. Maybe. We're 2-2. Even with no more injuries we're looking at 8-8.

    I see Sanchize has just shit the bed also. Thank you NYG, SD, ATL and BAL for redressing the balance. Sweet. Tony Romo and Mark Sanchez are not very good quarterbacks. Cam Newton is.

    But it seems as though we are not a very good team right now. Somebody tell me otherwise. Please.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    We NEED to beat the Lions and Minny in the next two games. I said it before before today, WE HAVE 3 MUST WIN GAMES...Panthers, Lions, Minny.

    One down, two to go. We always seem to beat the Lions, regardless of circumstances. I said the same thing last year, and we beat them twice. It's just in those Bears-Lions games, the inexplicable happens to the Lions, a costly turnover, a fatal penalty, their QB getting hurt, a TD winning catch being reversed...somehow the Lions revert to being the Lions against us...here's hoping history repeats...

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    I really think we can win. Hell after all those games we settled down and made a great win streak going again. I am putting money down on this one guys. Chicago will make Detroit realize that they are not number one and that they still have weakness's

  • http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d822ac668/comments/stop-bashing-romo-cowboys-qb-can-flatout-play

    Elliot Harrison.

    Pile on.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    I told you guys, Rex and Romo were separated at birth...

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Much as people like to hate on Grossman, he never made a habit of choking games away that the Bears already won.

    And Irish, Cam Newton threw 3 or 4 INTs today if the Bears Defense catches them. He's already shown he can run, has accuracy, and his decision making is largely suspect-despite the fact that he has enough time to wind his watch while he's in the pocket.

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    Yeah, it's not all doom and gloom, for sure.

    Carimi will be back, as will Earl. Tice is learning more about his line. The offense improves in about a month's time. We may get to see more of Sam Hurd, he's got stuff to offer.

    But the defense needs to get their collective heads out of their asses, and Marinelli is seeing more tape on his boys. CH will be back and that's more competition ....

    Watched all the TDs on Redzone, A-Rodge is throwing some insane rockets ....

  • Cowboys, Eagles and Jets all got shit on. Lots of nausea in those towns, so its a good Monday.

  • MBHP knocked off the Gnomes, now I'm 3-1. He got a 6 TD game from Rodgers, and that was that.

    Winning in FF with Rodgers is yucky. Not dick smell like vinegar yuck, but kinda yucky.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I knew someone would integrate the "vinegar" dick smell back into a comment. Very impressive. If you soaked your junk in vinegar fro a day I still don't think it would smell like that for three months

  • Not to light this back up, but I thought he deserved to give his side live: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/10/03/nr-new-book-about-walter-payton.cnn?&hpt=hp_c2

    Level-headed game thoughts a bit later. Vinegar dick smell IS incredibly yuckity yuck yuck yucky.

  • 543 total yards given up by the Bears were the most since they surrendered 583 to the L.A. Rams in 1982.

    five... hundred... and three total yards. Talk about yucky man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that was a mcclure tweet above btw...


  • Well, I was there yesterday and It was an honor to see Hester get the Punt Return TD record in person. Forte was unbelievable and I tell ya Newton is a MACHINE of a QB...wow. Plus he's like a head taller than anyone else out there. No problems for him to see the entire field from the pocket. BUT we DID prevail and it was a GREAT Birthday Weekend.

    I have to say this however and perhaps someone can explain it to me.

    I don't live in Chi-town anymore but I still see at least one home game a year and away game if they are in the Midwest west nearby St. Louis, KC, Indie, etc. At Soldier's Field I usually land tickets in the 336 Section or between 339 to 335. This game I was in Section 239 aka the "Media Deck". It is nice I guess if you want to stay out of the weather BUT WHY is everyone NOT cheering???

    I mean I don't understand it. 85% of the people there were more interested in jaw jabbering with each other than actually watching the game and the lack of cheering in general was unnerving. Even my wife couldn't believe it. We were in the back row just under and a bit left of Martz's booth and our row at least we're acting what I would consider "normal" at a football game. Cheering and standing on 3rd downs for our "D" and key plays, etc. But the rest of the section just sat there like they were watching a cribbage match...WTF?!?!

    Look, I don't what a bunch of drunk loud mouth jerks saying the "f" word every 5 seconds either but my God, that media deck sucked ass as a fan who wants to cheer and support the Bears. Am I wrong here or was it just a bad day on the Media Deck?

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    That sucks. Glad you have a god bday B4. Did you at least throw your beer at martz when he abandoned the run late in the 2nd?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    had. good. sheesh.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    Yeah., leave that social club shit for Wrigley.

    Did you scream at Martz, WAY TO RUN THE BALL!! FINALLY!!!!

  • I had the same experience my first time at the new renovated digs, for the Oakland preseason game last year. I was with my wife and we sat up in the nose bleeds and there were about 3 other people in that section that was following and into the game. I passed it off to being pre-season, but still it left a bad taste in my mouth.

    I used to attend games when I was younger and sneak in a thermos of Whiskey-Hot-Chocolate and everyone was into the games. I miss those days no doubt.

  • It would really really help if there was a LB *OR* DB that could rush the passer besides DJ Moore. He gets in there using Smurf Stealth, and that would just about be it for the Blitz.

    The D abandoning the blitz, is kinda like the O giving up on the run. I know it's great if you can pressure with 4 down - but every once in a while, coming in from some other way helps rattle the QB.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Also, I tip my hat to the little smurf for that TD runback. That was Smurf Stealth at its finest.

    Oh, and I'm loving all the hand wringing in Dallas over Tony Romo's future with the Pokes. Ha ha ha ha ha.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    He's going to be out of the league in two years... max.

    Millions or dollars... check.
    Hot new wife... check.
    Ability to potentially be a pro golfer (from what I've read) and not get crushed by 315LB monsters on a weekly basis.... check.
    Potential of saving himself from history by quitting while he's ahead... check... kind of.

    Buh Bye Romo.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Great point. Any time DJ Smurf creeps up to the LOS it spells 'here it comes'. We only blitz running plays. Interesting. On the rare occasion we do pass blitz, yes, it's the DJ. He's good at it mind you, but a bit more often would be nice.

  • It seems like I've been saying this way too often lately myself:

    [Insert Bears' player here] should not start at [Insert poorly played position here] next week. And I literally don't care who does. If they need me, I will.

  • In reply to toph:

    It's like a drinking game:

    Williams - wideout - light beer
    Knox - wideout - shot of choice
    Cookie - OL - bourbon shot
    Webb -OL - lager beer
    Garza - OL - 120 proof shot
    Spencer - OL - dark beer
    Omlette - OL - whiskey shot

    Basically, everybody except QB and RB on offense. Nobody has taken cheap shots at Spaeth, but I figure that's coming too.

  • And last, a shout out to Garza. 14 damn years in the NFL, holding up at center, making all the line calls, never has the same line twice - and being a trench warrior out there.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    good call GP.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • WAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2oWjeVym-0

    In the football biz, you win some calls you lose some calls. Trust us on that one.

  • Man, this kid better not get hurt... he's already a bazillionaire: http://www.sportsgrid.com/ncaa-football/andrew-luck-one-handed-catch/

  • NOOOOOO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UrJamSz34Q

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