Analyzing the Wildcard Contenders in the NFC

Analyzing the Wildcard Contenders in the NFC

Unless the Packers start dropping games they shouldn't (and anything is possible in this league) the Bears most likely have their eyes fixated upon qualifying for the 2011 postseason as one of the conference's two wildcards.  If the season ended today, they'd be the third team from the NFC North into the tournament.

There are teams I'm leaving out of this analysis.  (1) Sure there is a very slight chance the Packers won't win the division but there is zero chance they won't qualify for the postseason.  (2) The 49ers are going to have the NFC West wrapped up by, well, they already have the NFC West wrapped up.  Do we assume Harbaugh is this good or Singletary was this bad?  (3) The Bucs.  I don't see it.  Maybe they'll shock me down the stretch but I can't take seriously that team I saw in London; the team that lost by 45 to San Francisco.  (4) I watched almost every snap of Bills v. Redskins and the Redskins are done.

I am also not going to analyze the Bears.  We all know what the Bears do well and what they don't do well.  I have them finishing the season 10-6.  I had them 10-6 before the season.  I have them 10-6 now.


Schedule: Tampa Bay, @Atlanta, bye, New York Giants, Detroit, @Tennessee, @Minnesota, Atlanta, Carolina

Analysis: I had to put the Saints into this post after their jaw-dropping loss to the St. Louis Rams yesterday.  They didn't just lose.  They were blown out.  It was the most remarkable result of the season.  Now the Saints only have a half game on the Bucs and Falcons.

Bears Fan Spin: You want this team to win the division, especially considering they are the only team in the NFC South to have beaten the Bears.


Schedule: bye, @Chicago, Carolina, Green Bay,@New Orleans, Minnesota, @Oakland, San Diego, @Green Bay

Analysis: They still have both games with Green Bay remaining though they may have drawn the long straw by pulling the Pack on the final week of the season.  They may only need to beat Matt Flynn to move on.

Bears Fan Spin: The Soldier Field game in two weeks may be a de facto playoff game, especially if the Bears can steal on in Philly Monday night.  Bears fans will also be rooting for the Packers on Thanksgiving Day, mark my words.


Schedule: @New England, @San Francisco, Philadelphia, @New Orleans, Green Bay, @Dallas, Washington, @New York Jets, Dallas

Analysis: Look at the schedule they face now.  They could play well and win only three games.

Bears Fan Spin: If the Giants were to win their next two, Bears fans will have to start pulling for them to knock Philly and Dallas to the curb.  But I just don't see it.


Schedule: Chicago, Arizona, @New York Giants, New England, @Seattle, @Miami,  New York Jets, @Dallas, Washington

Analysis: They are the sleeping giant of the NFC and when they play the way they played Sunday night they can beat absolutely any team in the league.

Bears Fan Spin: The Bears defense in the Lovie era always plays Michael Vick well and always plays Andy Reid well.  They need an inspired effort Monday night.


Schedule: @Indianapolis, New Orleans, Tennessee, Minnesota, @Houston, @Carolina, Jacksonville, @New Orleans, Tampa Bay

Analysis: I think the Falcons are primed for a second half resurgence and their schedule, with some weak opponents at home, should aid them.  I think they beat Tenn, Minn, Jax and Tampa at home.  I think the beat Indy easily on the road.  That means they only need 1 of 4 to get to 10.

Bears Fan Spin: None.


Schedule: Seattle, Buffalo, @Washington, Miami, @Arizona, New York Giants, @Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, @New York Giants

Analysis: After last night, I'm not analyzing this team.  What the hell was that in Philly?  I have never seen a team so out-coached in all my years of watching football.

Bears Fan Spin: If you were thinking Rob Ryan might be the next head coach of the Bears, I think he set himself back two or three years last night.


The Bears play at Philly and then home to Detroit.  If they want to avoid two months of scoreboard watching, they can simply beat these two teams and charge into the postseason.

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  • First to say the Bears cut Chris Harris today.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I second that decision.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    link corm?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    We picked up a guy named Tom Nelson.

    Tom Nelson?

    Starsky, Hutch, Huggy Bear and now this guy? Why does our secondary look like the cast of mid-1970s TV cop show? All we need now is a guy who looks like Serpico.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Here's some film on the guy

  • In reply to gpldan:

    he looks fast. likes to hit.

    CAN HE FUCKING COVER (and READ... that's for you i bleed)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    what is it with Angelo and white safeties? Jesus christo.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Yeah I just saw that, and was like WTF...

    Wow, that's either a really ballsy move, or they really think that he can't help them anymore down the stretch....

    (P.S. It's unofficial, but McClure reported it from league sources, and Biggs has retweeted it...)


  • 1) unfortunately yes
    2) Harbaugh is indeed, that good (he should have replaced lovie this year)... and singletary was that bad
    3) Out of that entire group I think I still like philly. That random mixture of insane talent will at some point mesh and become a team unit... then watch the hell out (just after our game ok?)


  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Thanks for putting my major accomplishment back up Jeff. It's like winning a leg lamp.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Fragilé... must be italian

  • Detroit IS THE game. We can beat these guys and I still believe we can make the post season IF we can adjust. I must admit, after being an eye witness to the Rams win yesterday...ANYTHING can happen and our Bears are far better than the Rams...FAR BETTER.

    BEAR DOWN!!!

    omg...I love FOOTBALL!

  • Spot on Jeff. Philly is all over the map. We always play Vick tough and Andy Reid is a much worse game day coach than Lovie (hard to believe but it's true). I think we beat the Lions. Not sure about N.O. Almost every team has at least one stinker per season. The still scare me. Giants are out krytonite. Hate to run into them. Dallas always is a good team on paper. Too bad for them they actually have to play the games. If we get to 10-6 we should be in.

  • I'm nervous about Philly...
    I'm nervous about Detroit...
    I'm nervous about San Diego...

    Oddly enough, the three team I picked this week to beat their 3 point spreads... So far 2/2, by a long shot.

    I could see us at 4-6 after these next three games. In which case, we win out to hit the 10-6 stride that Jefe mentions. Assuming the Packers gift us a W in week 16, that's not all that tough to see happening.


    The only thing we have going for us is that both the Lions and Chargers games are at home, the Packers may have clinched by week 16, and Mike Vick has a tough time stringing two good games together.

    McCoy might blow us up, though.


  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    McCoy had some big runs against us last year. I don't see the Pack gifting us anything. I'll be shocked if we beat them in Lambeau. Hopefully Rivers keeps shitting the bed. They are a different team on the road.

    BTW, did you see the Lions were all mocking Tebow yesterday. Every time someone scored they were all going into prayer mode. Those Lions are really a classy bunch. That bullshit starts at the top. When the fudgies had Gregg for a head coach they were the dirtiest team in the league. That's the only time I can ever remember the Fudgies being dirty. Suh is a dirty player and the Lions all seem to be loud mouth assholes. Wait a minute, Schwartz seems to be a loud mouthed asshole. Hmmmmm.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    We lose the next three and we're not making the playoffs.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Agree. I think we have a good chance to win all 3. Philly on the road will be the toughest.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    No reason to be worried about SD WIllie. Rivers has thrown two more picks than he has TDs. The Chargers suck. I didn't have the balls to go large on KC at 13/10 but I'd be surprised if they didn't win.

    Detroit have to be a big worry for us obviously. They can hit us where we hurt. Beating them in Chicago is our best hope of a spot.

    Philly are starting to sing off the same hymn sheet and we could be playing something more akin to the 'dream team' on Monday Night Football. I can see maybe the Pats beating the Eagles, and maybe us. If they beat us, that puts them at 11-5 in my book , so the game couldn't be any bigger. Any time we've met anything close to an explosive offense this year we've been beaten. Philly might be the best. #1 running game, dangerous QB, speedy receivers, healthy line ... spells Danger Will Robinson.

    GB could be the third of those teams to beat us on the run-in, and depending what kind of state our roster is in on the last week, that could be a rough game in Minny.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    But if Philly go 11-5 they most likely win their division, Irish .... so them beating us isn't the worst result in the world, is it? Dumb-ass.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Or, we might beat McCoy into the dirt. It's been a long time since AP has had a big game on us, and I don't count McCoy in the same league as Peterson.

    The real question is will we go in there and beat them up. "Dream Teams" usually are callde that because of skills, not toughness. Beat them down, I say.

  • I have the patience of Diarrhea.

    Kick in the balls number one: The bye week. (Should be outlawed.)

    Kick in the balls number two: The NFL follows up a bye week with a Monday Night game. (As if waiting 7 days wasn't bad enough, they fuck us again for another 24 hours.)

    Kick in the balls number 3: For that one extra fuck you, next weekend Daylight Savings goes into effect, so we have an extra hour to wait. Bastards.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Yeah we really got the short end of it on MNF games this year. Both away games and one coming off of our bye. And we get a short week to play a key division game. Lame.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Anyone got the beef on the short week? What are the stats for teams on a short week? Or is it just a perceived disadvantage? Which came first - the chicken or the egg? Why are we attracted to bitches?

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    "Bitches'' as in "girls who are not worthy of our attentions as a result of their catty tendencies" and not as in "females". Homie don't play dat.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Cos I know you're out there Jessica (puts on Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing) ... I know you can feel me ... I want to treat you right and I know that you can feel that (...and when I get that feeling ...) yeah, dribble off those Jimmy Choos, that's right ... ooh ... let me rub those feet ...that's it yeah ... (ooh c'mon ... makes me feel so fine ..) .... let me rub those shoulders ... yeah ... oh baby you're all knotted up in there, gotta let that out, ooh yeah ....(...whenever blue teardrops are fallin'...)

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  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Stats are only correct 43% of the time...

  • Tom Nelson looks like Andy Sanbergs twin. WTF is up with that dumb ass look on his face?

  • If the Bears are making the playoffs this year the next two games are crucial. BTW, The NFC North AND the AFC North are the toughest divisions in football this year. The combined "NFL NORTH" is only about 5,000 square miles of fanbase, but it's the best 5,000 square miles of NFL football in America having a combined 38 wins at game 8 among 8 teams or an average of 2.2 losses per team across 8 teams. I am not scared of Peter King's Eagles, it's going to be a long, long game, but the Bears will be ready. I was hoping Teblow and the Donksho would take out the Lions like everyone here but no such luck, looks like I'll be rooting for the Pack for a change. Maybe I'll stop by Will's Northwoods Tap for a change of scenery. I'll wear a Jermichael FInley Jersey as his contract is open grabs next year and that makes him a potential future non-packer or even.. a bear.

  • In reply to irootedforjayin09:

    (record screeches to a stop) Jermichael Finley. A Bear? Hmmmm. Nice.
    "What's that baby? .... oh yeah right ... sorry .... (...get up, get up, get up, get up, let's make love tonight ....) ... no baby those big old corns don't bother me ... yeah ... mmmm .... let me shower you in Sweetness baby ... sweeter than Tupelo honey ... yessir ....mmmm...... that's right ... yeah ....

  • On Philly:

    I would not be surprised in Philly wins their division. They're tied at 3-4 with Dallas and Washington (and certainly the best of that trio). And they're two games back from NYG. Philly has a tough schedule, but they have a few more gimmes than New York, and I think they stand a strong chance of taking the lead by week 17.

    Now if Philly were to lose to the Bears this week, in one of those games that they really need to win if they're going to make up ground with New York, the whole analysis suddenly looks in doubt. If Philly loses to the Bears, they become a wildcard contender, just like us.

    And if Philly loses to the Bears, we own the tiebreak.

    On Atlanta:

    This week's game against Indy has all the makings of a classic trap game. Atlanta gets two weeks off with nothing to worry about coming off a bye against a winless opponent. Indy meanwhile has started showing signs of life (minor signs) and Painter isn't playing half bad. If Indy can put together a decent defensive effort, they could surprise the Falcons.

    The Bears fan spin on Atlanta then is to hope for a couple of upsets (Indy, Tennessee, Minny) to keep them at 10, not higher. Cause between Atlanta and New Orleans, I could see both of those teams getting to 11 wins and then the 5 seed is locked up.

    Overall: The Bears will probably go 10-6, as Jeff discussed. The hope is that between, NYG and Philly, Atlanta and NO, and Chicago and Detroit, there aren't two teams that go 11-5. If we win the next two, we pretty will have taken care of all the tiebreakers we need to worry about for the season.

  • I know saying this week's game is the key game, is a tired refrain. But this one is. really.

    If we take the Eagles, we're 10-6 and headed to the playoffs. If we lose, we're a 7-9 club and packing it in early and watching the Lions and the Pack represent the NFC-N. We are beating the bad teams, and getting beat by the good ones. This is the step-up to the upper half game, and I think this game will determine the season, frankly.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Eagles are up and down. Scary talent. We've always played well against Vick and he isn't getting any faster. Jackson and McCoy are the keys on O. On D they have a good front 4 and a ton of talent on the corners. If Forte has a big night I think we win.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    After watching as much of that Philly-Cowboys game as I could stomach, it is fair to say that Rob Ryan makes even Lovie look flighty by comparison. The guy absolutely refused to bring the safeties down closer to the line of scrimmage (I won't even mention the box because they were playing 30 yards deep) while McCoy just gashed them time and again.
    He was terrible. Players play but c'mon man. You have to adjust at some point.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The Cowboys D reminded me how the Bears played a few years ago in that Bengals debacle when Benson ran all over us. Safeties 30 yards deep all game. The Dallas D looked slow, especially in the middle of the field. Kind of like the year Urlacher was out.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    i watched a bit of that game
    the dallas d had no passion for hitting
    we will be much better against the run
    philly will face a very intense energized bears team
    that is going to be feeling it
    when put in a dogfight philly will fold

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Have to disagree. We lose to Philly and beat Detroit, we're still in decent position for the 6 seed.

    If Philly beats us, that could be the start of a legitimate playoff run and I could see them finish the season at 11 wins or at least on top of their division. The Giants aren't know for finishing strong... this might not end up being a tiebreaker.

    But I agree that the next 2 weeks will tell the story of our playoff chances.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Monday nights with national audience, a fellow NFC team with a lot at stake (for us) and maybe they can look past us, having the Skins and Pokes collapsing is room for complacency.

    Now, they still beat us with that storyline coming in, where we desperately need to get to 5-3 instead of .500, and they are solidly the team to beat in the NFC East, and we STILL lose - I don't know. I think it would be tough to bounce back from this one. It would hurt locker room confidence that we can beat winning clubs.

    Like you, I still want to stick it to the Lions at home, even if we lose to the Eagles, but I will probably stop hoping for that wildcard birth if we do.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not disagreeing at all. But the fact is, we lose to Philly and pull off what would be called an upset against Detroit and we're sitting at 5-4, having split with our division rival for the wildcard and coming off a win heading into the Chargers game.

    We parlay the Detroit victory into a couple of wins against SD and Oakland and we're looking at 7-4 going into the great stretch against KC, Denver and Seattle which could easily leave us at 10-4 before we even play Green Bay. Do I think we'll win those 5 in a row? No. But 4-1 plus a win against Minny in week 17 and we're still at 10 wins. And let's not assume that the GB game is unwinnable.

    That's a rosy picture, but I just want to point out that the sky will not fall with this game alone. The reason why these next two are important is because of tie-breaks. That is the key.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Last sentence of second paragraph - abso-damn-lutely!

    There is no reason to assume that we cannot beat Green Bay. No reason whatsoever.

  • Typo, The NFL North Teams have lost on average 2.62 games so far this year at Game 8..

    and won 4.75 games on average. this is compared to divisions like the NFC West which as a division of 4 teams has only won 10 total games AS OF GAME 8!

  • In reply to irootedforjayin09:

    NFL North being AFC and NFC North.

  • I think discussing playoff scenario's is way too early. If we're still in the running after the Chiefs game then bring it on. The Bucs are the only team we beat that had a winning record when we played them and I need to see one or two more quality wins.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Discounting a win against Atlanta because it was the first game of the season makes no sense.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    You may have a semi quasi point there Canada. I guess I would say the jury's still out on that game. I'm kinda thinkin the lockout and lack of game film helped our guys out more than the Falcons.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    I don't know Canada, playing the Falcons in Week 1 when they thought they were a passing team is like playing us when Martz thought he was still with the Rams - it's a bit of a misrepresentation.

    The Falcons, much like us, finally discovered they're a running team first, and are coming on again.

  • Best sack celebration I've seen in a while:

    Tebow gets Tebowed. Bwahahhahahaaaaa!!!!!

  • In reply to Crown:

    You know, if Tebow knelt down like that every time he scored a touchdown, I would sort of understand doing it. And I mean only sort of.
    But this just came off as classless. I know he allegedly went up to him afterwards and said it was all in good fun but I think it was a cheap-shot. And really, all it does is feed into the good-evil crap that the media was building into the storyline.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The Discount Double Check!

    (God that guy is such a fucking dbag)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Even Peter King hates that fucking commerical.
    (I admit, I read his goddamn column again this week.)

  • Kim Kardashian is already back on the market. Only slightly used.

    Now here is the best part of the article:

    In previews for the show, fans have gotten a peek at the short-lived marriage. "How am I going to have my career and live in Minnesota?" Kim asks Kris when he suggests they move to his hometown. His response? "Baby, by the time you have kids and they're in school, nobody will probably care about you."

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA. You tell it, Humphries.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ouch. She's a real life blowup doll. With the open mouth and easy access. Oh my!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's like a slightly used diaper.
    Strange how many guys keep wanting to put it on.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    and I didn't know there was such a thing as a slightly used diaper MBP. I've never seen one at least.

    it's like being gay (as andrew dice clay used to say)... you either suck dick or you don't.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nice line MB....sounds like a line I used last week. There's a lady I've known for some time offer herself to me twice in the last few weeks (with the caveat I come visit her in Florida - she just moved). She took offense when I politely declined (she's hot but an emotional mess), and called me a loser and said I"m probably gay. I paused a minute like I was thinking, and said "I don't think I'm gay. I've never had the urge to suck another man's dick." Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    come on down to the west coast of fla. the weather is great and the millionaires have all settled in for a long winters nap

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Didn't your kids ever shart in a diaper?
    I'd change it, for sure. But it's not the same as a regular poop.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Yes, plenty... gotta change it at the first sign of the stink. Diaper rash makes e everyone cranky

  • And it is so odd that what she does is considered a "career", even if she's the only one that calls it that.

    Strange days, my friends, strange days.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    It doesn't help that my wife watches that nonsense religiously. Only before I wake up... thankfully.

    I don't get it though... A smart girl who likes good shows, sports, etc.. for some reason enjoys watching nonsense like these talentless whores and their Housewive brethren.

    It pisses me off to no end.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Well, whatever the zeitgeist on it - Kim is putting together an empire to dwarf the Olsen twins. If her line of clothes and perfume takes off, she could be a BILLIONAIRE. I said B, and not for bitches.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It is the new American Dream.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    My wife used to watch those ridiculous Housewives shows. At some point she finally realized they were bullshit. Scripted reality shows which bear no resemblance to reality is beyond my comprehension. I'm with ya 100%.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Everybody worries about the stuff these reality show folks worry about; its just the rest of us have a "reality" check.

    We all aspire to be objects of desire, for our personal worries to be validated by those around us as genuinely important, for our quirks to be considered trendy. These shows feed into themselves. People watch them because they want to be in them... They want their own personal life to be relevant and important enough to inspire a nation.

    And so they become ever more popular and the cycle repeats itself. The lowest common denominator is still that: a common denominator.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    i am still waiting for a reality show that peaks my interest

    a guru who lets it all hang out and shows this land of dense reality how to

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    You missed the Gary Busey one. That dude has no sense of self.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    good one mike

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Yeah, I know a chick, a pretty "artsy" one, who watches the Kardashian, Jersey Shore and Millionaire match maker, somewhat regularly.

    Don't get it. If she were a bimbo, it'd be more understandable.

    Hard-wired for Novelas, Drama and opulence?

    I dare not think it aloud - oh wait.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    wait... are you the 'artsy chick'?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I must admit, I am - not.

    Ha ha, that's so 90s - like 'moded' remember that one - "you got moded".

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    No??? How's that one go... never heard it 85

  • I guess I whiffed on a twitter. Tom Nelson, at least as far as I know, is not a Bear. Not yet, at least.

    This kid is on the roster:

    I don't think he would see SS play if Pringles hurts his groin again. I think it would have to be Starsky to join Hutch. No way are they playing VIP strong, although he's such a head hunter I don't know why not.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Why is the site quasi broken?

    Kim Kard is a fucking waste of air... and her sisters too. Jesus... is america serious?

    Also, just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in again:

    GP, get you some BF3 hitherto. It's nice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Every man on this blog would fuck Kim Kardashian under the right circumstance. As long as she shuts the fuck up and puts that giant ass in air, i'm hitting like a champion. Like it owes me money.

  • Personally, I'm not a big ass guy... as discussed before. Luckily, she has huge fake tits too.

  • Coach I'd like to say I wouldn't but like you say "under the right circumstances". I used to think she was really hot until I got sick of her being everywhere. Never did see the porn vid with her and Ray J. At least with Paris, I saw one of her porn vids and she was pretty enthusiastic. That's always a plus.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    About 40 seconds into this video is my comment on the "enthusiasm" thing...

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I don't know Dave. I've seen Paris try to act in regular movies and she's more convincing in porn.

  • Ah Coach, thanks .....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i feel like a social waste
    today is the first day I put her name to a face
    she was on the cover of a people mag. that I delivered; and I learned that she was shitcanning her beau
    i gotta start paying more attention; although after reading the thrashing she is getting here
    maybe not

  • so fitting... for both teams:

  • what the fuck is wrong with the Taiwanese?!

  • Here's proof for you crown:


    btw, I totally agree with MBP that both of those were pretty classless and lame. The lions are becoming the new raiders, the new The U.

    We need to put a smack down on that after the eagles. And I guess Pep is going to have to be the one to take china doll out again this year.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm thinking Pep has a very quiet day against Edwards. These aren't the Eagles we beat last time. As long as we take care of business with Detroit, we're all good.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    One never knows what will happen. For example, will any of the fifty times he get held be flagged?

    One thing for sure, however, is that when Pep is on, there is simply no one in the league that can handle him.

  • funniest sign I've ever seenis:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Now THAT is how you make a poster!

    Jeff has to post that up as the pic in his next write up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    I just went back and saw the SC > ND one and LOLed.

    You can't handle the TROOF!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    See? Who said college students weren't creative?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:


  • you HAVE to love halloween:

  • ok, last one for all you old skoo rap fans:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That was awesome. I had no idea Jimmy Fallon had that much musical talent.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    whatever gave you that impression NB:

    Yeah, I was impressed too. Go on youtube, they have parts 1 and 2 as well. All very good.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Watched all three... Quite a way to burn the 4:30 - 5:00 stretch at work.

    Thank you good sir.

    Still think Timberlake is a bitch though.

    Pretty sure I didn't hear Whoomp There it is in there...

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    most welcome sir.

    I actually like the dude (never listend to his music and never will), but he seems like a funny guy.

  • After reading this article the thought came to me that the worst thing for Matty to do, is get a bad attitude from this extension business. I would hate to have another Tiki rear it's ugly head.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    forte is class
    no matter how he gets treated
    he plays for the love
    and uses his talent for the fun of it
    he is smart enough to know his $ will come

    JA should pass the hat at hallas hall for a big bonus
    if forte was havin' a mediocre year; our record would prove that
    jerry hasta' go

  • Repeating the echo chamber.

    We NEED to beat the Eagles
    We NEED to beat the Lions

    If we win those, our team will be in prime position for the wildcard, with a more cohesive and deeper oline, integrated FAs/Rooks (Roy, Hurd, Barber, Swole, Spencer, Sanzen, Okoye, Bear-Jew etc), more seasoned safeties, and more confidence in a saner Martz plan.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Eagles took Asamogha and shut Dez Bryant the hell down. Put him out on the island, and that was that.

    Austin, Crabtree, were non-factors. Romo looked TERRIBLE, they were totally fucked in the head out there. One coverage slip allowed Robinson to go deep and score, but outside of that, the pass D had them smothered.

    Like somebody said, the best thing we can say is that the Eagles showed a lot of looks and adjustments after their bye. Now we have them on film, and maybe we can scheme all of it.

    Philly on a Monday night. Whew. I hope the guys ARE rested, we need alot of time to go over yesterday's film and get ready for this...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Another bad stat:

    The Eagles are now 13-0 after the bye week under Andy Reid.

    Man, can that be right?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    People criticize Andy Reid a lot for the in game stuff, but the guy is a great coach. Look at how many players (particularly QBs) look great in Philly, get traded, and never recapture the magic elsewhere. He's not perfect, but he creates a solid system for his players to work with on both sides of the ball.

    I think you could make a strong case that Philly suffered the most of any team because of the short off-season.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Agree about reid. He's always competitive.

    The dude does need to lose some weight though. Man that dude looks like he's about to have a coronary any second.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    well, his teams are. you know what I'm sayin

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    The Eagles will win their division mang - we can afford to lose to them - as long as we go 10-6, preferably 11-5, and beat Detroit we should be good.

  • Yeah, that's a crazy stat. They blew out the Girls.

    And it was I who posted this yesterday,

    "I like that the Eagles are pulling out all the stops. More tape for our boys to work with.

    the 3-4 is a lot like the 46 - if it gets to the Qb it's gonna be a long night for the O, if it doesn't, it's gonna be a long night for the D."

  • as I've said of the eagles a few times before...

    as soon as they stop playing like a loose grouping of super stars at most positions... and start playing like a football unit, they are going to be scary good, and all those dream team predictions will come true.

    Becoming a team takes time. You need time to bond and gel (god I hate that term now), and they are starting to. I hope we can get them as they're just starting their upswing and we can get one in under the wire. They are going to be scary in Jan. (as originally advertised)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They're scary now :o(

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    That WAS the Sowgirls they were playing...

  • as if we needed more proof that our society is in the crapper...

    The movie isn't interesting to the every-douche because it doesn't have a blockbuster marking campaign behind it, it's a niche appeal fan-base (even if rabid), and most importantly, it's not full of the usual reality show bullshit… it all points to the ever-familiar ‘cult-classic’ tag movie. Much like Fear and Loathing… which also tanked in the mainstream theater.

    Not every movie can be full of animated robots, monsters, and big explosions. Alas, the art of real storytelling through cellulose has been lost to this post fast-food, kim-kardashian, jersey showah, garbage society. Furthermore, the dude who wrote the article doesn't even acknowledge this... it's like he's reviewing another terrible vampire movie (which btw is about teenage monsters... and will gross BILLIONS).

    Maybe they should have cast Megan Fox as the main chick.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Man, I'm excited about that movie! Guess my career as a studio exec is never gonna pan out.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    ...or a movie reviewer for that much I guess MBP.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I was aiming high, MB30...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Box office returns are inversely proportional to the intellectual and artistic content of the movie.

    'Vampire' movies written by ladies who think it's cool for vampires to share their feelings and have emotions ... SUCK!! They are undead, scary-looking, smelly, and suck the frakking life out of people. Vampires look like Kurt Barlow out of Salem's Lot and do not hang out with high schoolers and wear biker jackets. FUCK!

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Transylvania 90210. Jesus.

  • There's a few reasons we match up well with the Eagles.

    1) Our D is predicated on speed more than size, which limits (not negates) Vick and his weapons.

    2) Their O is vertically built. Our D is created to stop that. What does this mean?

    Jackson, Avant, etc can't just streak and expect to beat our Safeties who are 20yds back. SO, they will be forced to find the soft parts in our zone. That's not their strong points.

    McCoy is a juker, and while that can burn in blitzing D, he can't juke2-3 defenders who are playing gaps and zones like our D. Also, he's not going to be able to win the corners with Pep, Izzy and Reed out there (not to mention Lach and Briggs).

    3) Their D is meant to rush the pass. If we run it (that's a big if with Martz), then their DEs in that ' Wide 9 stance' will be way out of position.

    The Wide 9 leaves big gaps for the run on the edges, and guess where we like to run? Yup, those edges. Their LBs are sloppy, and Forte usually makes those types of tacklers pay.

    4) our lack of a true #1 actually a good thing?

    This is a bit 'out of the box', but the Eagles have great cbs, but who will Asamougha cover? Hester? Fine, there's still Knox - ok, Samuels takes him - Then there's going to be a combo of Bennett, Sanzen, Roy, and Hurd, who Rodgers-Cromartie will have to shadow. Those are 4 totally different types of WRs.

    Not to mention that I think we're going to continue with the double TEs. Davis breaks tackles from good LBs, imagine the Eagles? Spaeth will set the edges on those small Eagles D.

    In addition, I expect a ton of dump-offs to Forte.

    This is a very favorable match-up for us. The huge negative is that we're playing in primetime on enemy territory, AGAIN, and our Oline kills drives with offsides. If we get into 2nd 13-15, that'll play right into their good pass rushers and DBs.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Great Wide 9 break down.

    That huge gap between the DE and DT is where Forte and Martz love running with pulling gaurds. Also, Martz likes delayed draws, and when the DEs loop around, that leaves huge holes for draws and screens.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Ditka would have seen the wide 9 as a great big vagina.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    there corners don't like to tackle running backs or
    get flattened by pulling linemen; which is what we are starting to excell at
    they better get ready to be involved in a bruising battle
    punishing running early will be the perscription for these birds
    forte waiting to scoot behind the boys around the end
    then sprinkle in a bit of barber
    and their d will get clipped

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Agreed; sometimes you just need to beat the s.o.b.s up. I say go jumbo with two TEs, Clutts, and just hammer the shit out of them.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Maybe even throw in Carimi as a third tackle. Old time football like Red Grange and Jim Thorpe. Just run this package a few times early to soften up the D. Pancake them LB and DB a few times.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I'm pretty sure we did that against the Lions a few times, and I know I saw it against Minny...not with Carimi of course. Pretty sure it was Omiyale brought in as a third tackle.
    I like it. And I'd really like it with Carimi moving downhill on one of their candy-ass linebackers.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Now that's the shit I'm talking about Dave!

    Power football. Your guys against our guys, the ball is going up the middle, look at this guy that's going to carry it .. there he is ... what are you going to do about it?

    As soon as they stack the line, playaction rollout, hit Kellen in the flat. Simple.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    too simple for Martz Irish. Therein lies the problem.

    Martz version.

    4 WR split out, empty backfield, Hester faking the reverse, dump off screen for Davis, but Culter gets driven to the dirt before he gets a chance to throw it. It was 3 &2, but shhhh, don't tell Martz that.

  • Totally subjective thought here gents but I would love the opportunity to play for the division title in Lambeau. They still have to play Detroit twice, KC, Oakland, Tampa, Giants, SD and DA Bears.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    All it takes is an injury to Rodgers and the Packers would struggle for the wildcard.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    (please, oh please, oh please, let it happen)

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    + ∞

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    If we can win in GB and every game but maybe one, it can happen. The Cheese will not win out. No way.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Sadly I don't see any of those teams beating the Packers, except maybe us.

    Is Carimi good to go next week? I like the thought of him at LT with Webb brought is as an extra tackle, Spaeth, Davis as H-back and Paea gets the handoff. See how the Eaglets like them apples ....

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Irish, rain on my thought parade why don't ya. The Packers are going to be playing some desperate teams down the stretch who will be trying to get a dance spot. I love the fact that everyone of those teams are either in first place in their division or fighting for a wild card. It is very possible.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Been saying it travel... how about some mirrored payback for the filthy packer hoard... exactly like last year, but....

    We were........... inverted.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    + a giant shitload.

    There would be nothing better than winning the NFC Championship in Lambeau. Against a Packer team with one loss in week 17 in full health* with no excuses.

    * well, only at opening kickoff I mean.

  • it's after 8 time for the stooges
    over and out

  • samuel and asomugha and cromartie after 7 games have a combined total of being in on 53 tackles

    "peanut" has been involved in 52 by himself
    jennings likes to mix it up also compared to the philly trio
    he stands at 40
    almost twice as many as any of the three eagles mentioned above
    the philly trio has onlt 5 assists among them
    this is why i think they are a bit soft

    their safeties make alot of their tackles; but none have as many hits as jennings or tillman

    an interesting stat on tackling
    conte has as many tackles as harris when harris left the team
    and merriweather has 9 tackles with 10 assist; he likes the pile
    we better be running outside; or getting forte or barber on the outside with screens and force them to come and get it

  • Chargers got screwed on an Offensive Pass Interference call in the first half. Chiefs are playing some aggressive D. Their secondary looks pretty good. Not sure how they started 0-3 and got their asses kicked to start the season.

  • Thomas Jones must be done for his career. He's not even the starter after Jamaal Charles got hurt. Monday night games have been ugly this year. Hope the Bears make it a pretty game next week.

  • Holy shit, Tommie Harris sighting. He has made two big plays for the Chargers. WIth the Chiefs at 3rd and 1 he penetrated into the backfield and made the tackle on the back.

  • R.I.P. Erik Kramer's son. Suspected alcohol poisoning.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:,0,3926331.column?track=rss

  • That was a very strange football game tonight. Rivers made a choke move for the ages. The Bears better have a plan for Tamba Hali, like a TE or back chipping him to the outside on every play.

  • Time for the D line to step up and stop the Philly running game. Peppers and Izzy need to keep Vick contained and gap control must be maintained like last year.

    Huge test and huge victory coming. bears will be deep in the hunt when we come out of philly with a win. Monday can't come soon enough.

    I'm done contributing anything of value. From here on out there is only one continuous theme for my posts.


    ruff ruff motherfucker time to sick them doggies on his ass. my dogs are named Pep, Izzy, AA, Paea, Okoye, Melton and fucking Nick Reed and his skinny white ass.

    Conte flying around just taking balls from dudes, Meriweather or Wright in the game to end Maclin or Jacksons fucking life.

    Pundits won't know why we keep winning but we'll know why. bring on philly and detroit.

  • One more thing:

    I have to give that fuckhead Angelo credit for this:

    A former highschool QB and DE who has experience running the ball and scoring TD's. Then he bulks up and kicks ass in College. Then he makes his way through Canada and other shitty leagues and ends up blocking the fuck out of people and catching passes out of the backfield for the Bears.

    I like Clutts and I want him to stick around so he can get better and better. No articles really written about him but the more he is out there the better our chances of winning. You know why.

  • I'm all ears as to how we stop Philly's #1 run game (20 YPG more than the #2 team!). Before this week, Dallas were #1 at stopping the run, whereas we give up well over a yard more than the Cowgirls per run.

    How do we stop their run game ? We don't/can't.

    How do we stop their passing game ? We can, but how?

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    You stop their running game the same way you stop any running game - win the line of scrimmage. We waxed poetic on the strength of the Bears dline in the preseason right here on this blog.

    It's time for them to prove we know what we're talking about.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Irish, you're killing me. How can we stop their run game? Gap discipline and not having Chris Harris in there.

    How can we stop their passing game? Abuse vick like he drowns a pit bull. Abuse their pussy lineman Danny Watkins with Pep or Okoye or Melton.

    Vick is a tiny dude and he won't make it through that game.

    Don't take this the wrong way but....

    Nut up and stop talking like a beeyotch. :)

  • dont want sal paolantonio to be smileing next tuesday.

  • Ruh roh. Brownie, we've got a double header this week.

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