Tons O' Thoughts on a Thorough Shellacking

Tons O' Thoughts on a Thorough Shellacking

I am not that impressed.  I expected the Chicago Bears to dominate the Minnesota Vikings the way they did last night.  They are, without question, the superior football team and it was refreshing to see them perform like it.  Here are my quick hit thoughts on the ballgame.

  • I want to see it with more consistency but the changes along the offensive line and at safety seemed to be quite effective.  Why the Bears would ever keep Chris Spencer on the bench and let Frank Omiyale play is beyond me.  Conte/Wright is an actual free/strong safety combination and a pretty good one.  Wright was terrific cutting down the run and Conte kept the game in front of him.  Coach Smith, you are applauded.
  • I can’t root against Les Frazier.  Can’t do it.  But why, Les, why are you kicking the football to Devin Hester?
  • The unheralded star of this ballgame was Chris Williams.  I have been as critical of the former first-round pick as anyone out there but he owned the middle of the Vikes defensive line and seemed to have sprinter’s speed when he jumped outside.
  • I don’t know how comfortable I am with Jay Cutler’s confidence in Dane Sanzenbacher but I can’t remember a Bears receiver making a catch like his touchdown grab in the last decade.
  • Ask yourself if a verifiable number one receiver catches the jump ball Jay threw to Johnny Knox in the end zone.  (The answer is yes.)
  • Here are a few more first-time salutes: Nick Roach, Stephen Paea, Roy Williams.  I thought all three had solid evenings.
  • Devin Hester played his finest all-around football game as a Bear.  Getting out of bounds after a reception as the first half clock was ticking down actually shocked me.
  • If this is how Matt Forte is going to run the ball when he’s hungry for a new contract, why would you ever pay him? (That being said, Jerry should just cut the check at this point.)
  • Tyler Clutts was a terrific find by Mr. Angelo.
  • Don’t think special teams are pivotal?  Ask the Vikings.  They couldn’t punt the ball more than twenty yards, shanked a short field goal and allowed a kick return touchdown.  Adam Podlesh punted the ball better than he has all year.
  • I love having Jay Cutler as the Bears quarterback.  There, I said it.  You are seeing what he’s capable of with a few seconds in the pocket.
  • Anybody else notice a play in the second half wherein Peanut Tillman was rushing off the edge and Julius Peppers was covering a receiver down the field?  I thought I was seeing things.  Overall, I thought LoveRod’s defensive game plan for this game was terrific.  They brought extra defenders at the quarterback all night long.
  • Don’t want to complain but D.J. Moore…c’mon!  Coaches put you in the perfect position for a pick six and you drop the ball?  Can’t have that.
  • You guys believe me now about Donovan McNabb, right?  Urlacher and Paea both made a great play on the safety but all McNabb had to do was reach the ball out beyond the goalline
  • In this offense, specifically this offense, the Bears made the right decision by choosing Kellen Davis over Greg Olsen.  Every week Davis is surprising me with his ability to get open and make plays.

A thorough, dominating effort that should inspire some confidence around Halas Hall.

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  • first.. solid victory

  • First

  • In reply to dve10284:

    Phweeeep! Late flag on the play. Really late flag ....

  • I feel pretty good about the last 10 games seeing this game played out the way it did. Green Bay was also sitting at 3-3 last year, so anything is possible.

    I was very happy to see Flatbread push people around instead of the other way around. I liked Peppers drop back in coverage, but it would have been more effective against Megatron. I really liked the push sack by Peppers.

    The game plan provided by the offense, defense, and special team should be the basis for the rest of the year, period.

  • In reply to MichBearFan:

    Peppers pushing down McNabb like a high school bully was a thing of beauty...

  • Chris Harris and a 4th rounder for Marshall. That will be huge for the last 3 games of the year.

  • In reply to MichBearFan:

    So we have another guy to drop the ball in the endzone? No thanks - throw the ball to Kellen Davis.

  • Good to see the boys put together all 3 phases for a big win at home. Now let's not get too high on this one. It was the Viqueens...

    The season is still very much alive. Go Bears!

  • My personal favorite Bears catch of the last decade has to be Booker's one handed grab...

    Check it

    Can't beat that.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    thanks for the visual
    I have never seen that

    I say the sack by Pep was out of respect
    a lesser mind would have opened up on a chicago native
    in a more phsically punishing way
    and thought that he was a bad a-s

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Anyone see Brent Celek's on-his-back-bobbling-ball catch?

  • Yes! Good work Gault. That catch was remarkable.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Bernard Berrian's 1-hander against the Saints to put the '06 NFC Championship game on ice wasn't exactly chopped liver, either.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    There was some other play I remember with Berrian where Rex threw the ball about shin high and about a foot out of bounds right by the flag (actually, it was a near perfect throw for the circumstance) where only BB could touch the ball. And he caught it for the TD... I searched a little for the video but could not find it.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Bears hosting Broncos, 4 years ago... the infamous Sauerbrun "paid to make big tackles" game where Hester returned both a punt and kickoff for TDs, and Tillman blocked a punt.

    Seconds remaining, 4th and goal needing 7 to tie the game, that throw was against Champ Bailey -- at that time still considered the best cover corner in the league. You should be able to find a clip of it with that info. Both the throw and the catch were amazing.

  • The game was a great example of taking what the oposing defense will give you. Should we have Forte running it a paltry 17 times? Should we have Cutler bombing it 60+ yards to the endzone on the regular? Probably not. But the Bears took advantage of what was offered so mad props.
    Meriweather was a huge disapointment. I was stoked to see the Bears pick up a DB and then this guy just goes bust. Oh well.
    Looking forward to the game next week!

  • i hope a few more "completed" 60+ plays gives defensive coordinaters pause for reflection
    i agree that unless we complete them we scare no one

  • Well, it's too early to say he's a bust.

    Getting benched might just be what he needed to get his head on straight. He's still new to the system and new to how Smith/Mari/Hoke want things done, so if he has the motivation and discipline maybe he gets his shit together. Plus, the season is long and quality depth is still needed so I wouldn't write him off completely just yet...

  • Meriweather is one of a long liine of safeties that people think are good because they smash the shit out of people periodically. Combining that with real skills at the position is another story - guys like Ronnie Lott are rare indeed.

    Personally, I'd prefer to have someone that *makes tackles* and keeps the game in front of him - particularly in a defense such as the Bears play.

    I do agree that Meriweather should not be written off quite yet, as it *is* a long season and it is likely he will be needed. We will see how he responds to losing another job.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    He seems to have the speed to get there, but as of yet, no idea what to do when he does.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Yeah me too, I haven't seen much of Conte, but he looks to wrap up well and keeps well back in coverage. I never liked Harris in coverage, he just never seemed instinctive like Fencik or Mike Brown. A young smart kid who's ready to leave tweeting to the twats and just shut his cakehole and play football is what we need. Not sure about Pringles.

    With the kind of team performance we had on Sunday night, we could just about give anyone a game. People will point at the Vikings and say "It was only the Vikings." - but they have one of the better pass rushes in the NFL, Allen is leading sacker, and their rush D was rated fourth best in the league. I don't think Forte had a hundred yards, but he would have had over a hundred had he played until the end ...? Didn't see the last quarter but it looked like a force field around Cutler from what I saw, and if Martz was bold enough to install a few bootlegs in future, then we'd really be capable of taking anyone on - amazing as it is to be able to say that after the shite we've played so far this year.

    Well done Mike Tice. Well done Lovie Smith, and apologies from the Irish contingent. More of that please, and no reverting to type.

    Go Bears.

  • peppers on a bad leg is still able to bring it
    he is so inspiring

    i too was impressed with the hester duck towards out of bounds
    that is a reciever who talked to himself about the position the team was in before the snap
    and executed his thoughts after he got the most out of the play

    why would you pay forte......
    because it is the right thing to do
    a GM doesn't get to pick and choose which
    "right things to do" he wants to execute
    oh; thats a great player i think i will do the right thing and pick him up/draft him
    if he does not treat every decision with the attitude; 'What is the "Right Thing", to do'
    he begins to erode the players trust
    and then they turn to social media driven ways of expression
    instead of the player doing the right thing
    and becoming the best and staying one within the group

    his position in the org. can create doubt that becomes damaging to team psyche if he is not a stand up man
    he has to wear all his hats with class
    everytime he talks to forte and his agent he puts on the hat of the homeless and claims he has no revenue resources

    forte has been workin for the man; and given JA everything that was asked
    so in response to Why should we pay him?
    I will search the dylan family vault for a popular tune that you will all recognize
    and tell matt's story in a future post this week

  • Good points all Jeff. I'd add slightly to a few of them:

    - You may well have turned out to be right with your pre-season prediction of finding a free safety after 3 weeks in the season after all... but wrong in that he was on the roster after all, hehe.
    - We see now why Tice stuck with CW (and LL too for that matter) all along -- they wanted athleticism in their guards to pull and seal in the off-tackle game... they just hadn't had the TE and T blocking up to snuff yet to take advantage.
    - Nick Roach had a great game. He had at least 2 AP stuffs, including setting the tone on the very first play of the game. He tackled well on the outside in the flats as well.
    - I love Clutts's play, he's ballin'...
    - I noticed that Peanut/Peppers play too. It might've been a Peppers pick 6 too, if the ball hadn't also touched the ground as it bounced off the receiver's leg. That was fun. Man, that was all the way on the sideline too -- Peppers is seriously a beast, even with a sprained knee.

    I have no idea if this type of play will continue -- certainly future opponents are going to take note and try to counteract it. But this team does have the talent to make games interesting, and if they build enough chemistry, rhythm, and identity over this season... then I don't think making the playoffs will be just a throwaway affair, they would be capable of a magical run through the playoffs. First step though is building on this, and then getting there...

  • In reply to Michael L:

    I was so impressed reading about tyler clutts, riding that bike at 5:30 in the a.m.; at the hotel spa before his 1st start
    i was all in on him

    we've done well with this setup
    gayle and brian
    walter and matt
    matt and tyler

    mine it martz... there is gold buried in that backfield

  • I did notice Peppers down field covering a receiver. Chalk it up to his unbelievable athleticism that he was either allowed to do it or, for whatever reason, had to do it.

    DJ Moore should've had the pick, but the guy's an all-around stud and tackles as well as anyone I've seen. And since we trounced the Vikes, I can forgive it.

    All night I was having the debate I've had so often in these seesaw seasons: are the Vikings this bad or are the Bears this good. Last night it was a little of both, but if we have a solid outing like this against TB, I'll be convinced we can hang tough through November.

    Jay Cutler's a great QB, a complete athlete. JA needs to bring in B.Marsh.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    i believe in solid technique; and workable game plans; by workable I mean 'the things your athletes do well'

    stay with your opponent and then let your "stars" win the games for you late in the 2nd half

    the difference makers being jay, matt, devin, and D-takeaway
    it feels like we will settle into a pattern of max protection
    (a little late ); but slow and steady for a season or two will reap multiple benefits down the road

    there is ability in this O-line; time and experience will prove this. And with a drafted, proven center; garza will be able to fill another gap, plus fill in at center admirably if needed to replace an injured bear

  • Still not in love with Kellen. He missed a few blocks last night. I know his elbow is fucked so he needs to be cut some slack but it's not like he was great all night.

    If Martz stops auditioning for another HC'ing job (never gonna happen) and does his job correctly, we have a chance. I give Cutler all the credit in the world for being so diplomatic about Martz (at least publicly). He complains about his play calling in a passive/aggressive way but that's understandable. If I were getting the hell beat out of me play after play I wouldn't be that polite. No doubt OMG is the worst OT in the league but if a TE would have chipped the DE last week and forced him inside to OMG, Jay wouldn't have been hit on every play. The last 2 weeks Cutler has been very accurate with only a couple of questionable throws. He is definitely the leader on offense this year. I loved Olin but the dynamic of him being the leader of the offense wasn't working. The QB has to be the leader (unless the QB sucks ass).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    amen preach it brother bear

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Thanks. It's always good to get an amen.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Agreed on Kellen. I was glad to see a lot more Spaeth in there this game. Thankfully KD should get better as the year goes on, but he hasn't gotten there yet -- in run blocking, pass blocking, or even as a receiver. Spaeth is much, much more solid in all 3 areas, albeit less spectacular.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    More Spaeth - less Kyle Adams.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    I almost felt bad for Spaeth when he dropped that heater from Jay. It was right in his hands and he should have caught it. However, a fastball from Jay from about 10 yds away wouldn't be much fun to handle.

  • In reply to Michael L:

    Kellen is an excellent receiver, I don't get how people don't see that. Everybody drops a couple from time to time. Everybody.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Check out his highlight reel, Canada. Notably his value in the endzone, his insane on-handed grab at 3:57, and the concentration he shows at 4:24 with three defenders bearing down on him when he's in a stationary position.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    They call it a highlight reel for a reason. I don't dislike Kellen but for his size he should be a better blocker. If he improves in that area, I'm in.

  • I also think Mr. "Sam T Am" Hurd...should become our go to..... 'welker' over the middle....third down possession reciever

    no fear, blazing speed, plenty of hustle, and a love for the gameplay attitude

    I believe he would even take out the trash; if he thought it would bring a victory

    you know who else came into the picture in an unusuall spot for a tight end to be
    I can't remember the play but he showed up in an endzone shot and my mind freaked 'cause I thought that there was no way he would be near fast enough to be in that spot yet
    wish I was more clear on the play, but, it suprised me that much
    great hustle

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Over Bennett? Hurd's too big too be a good slot receiver, he's classic outside material with Williams. If we run Hester or Knox, it should all start from the slot, and they can use their small stature to make those little stops and cuts. Hester should either spell Bennett, or be the fourth receiver, with Knox as a backup receiver, KR/PR.

  • Now you KNOW I KNOW nothing about football but reading this allowed me to better understand and appreciate what I saw. I wrote a blog today about McNabb being "treated" by his mom! LOL but from what you outlined here maybe she was justified.

  • In reply to JessicaLaShawn:

    What? A girl? A real live girl here on the blog? I'm shocked! haha
    Well I'm glad you could find some of out inane ramblings somewhat edutaining.

  • In reply to JessicaLaShawn:

    Welcome! Hang around - you'll meet some characters here to be sure.

  • In reply to JessicaLaShawn:

    Post a link to your blog so we can peep it

  • In reply to JessicaLaShawn:

    Stick around. We're a friendly bunch. Totally profane, but friendly.

  • In reply to JessicaLaShawn:

    thanks for showing up
    being a rookie poster;
    (i was on the practice squad; reading for a few years
    before i walked onto the field );
    I have to say these are the finest of humans
    'cause they have yet to ask me to leave.
    MB will keep ya if your hair touches the shoulders

  • In reply to JessicaLaShawn:

    Hey there sweet thing .... I'm Sweetness ....Irish Sweetness ;o)

  • Bucs beat the Saints.

    If we beat the Bucs, well...

  • GPL, I'd love to see Favre come back as a Raider.

    That way, the Bears can retire his ass twice.

  • This guy does Facenda:

    If Farve comes back, I want to hire him to do the voiceover of Wooten sacking him again in slow motion. The music, the voice...

    "football.... is a man's game"

  • Is it just me or does Martz..once he makes a gameplan...and things are going awry seems to be stubborn and not have some sort of backup plan for these occasions. Something I was wondering about durring the Detroit game especially! Even Jon Gruden couldn't understand why Martz wouldn't switch over to more protection for Jay and trying something different since the main plan wasn't working. Jay started to scramble to keep from getting sacked which is something he does well to extend the play. I really think that was behind the comments Jay made durring the week about getting the ball out quicker and having a couple guys to help. Why is this not an automatic procedure when the main plan isn't working. Worked last year...but Martz keeps going back to the same ole shit until it's so frikin obvious and everybody screams it out.

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    It is all rather mysterious, isn't it? Do you suppose he just does not *like* Jay? Could it be something so trite?

  • Chris Harris looking for a trade.

    The Bears did dump him once, so it is a little more understandable than pure whining because you're not starting. But still...

  • That game was awesome. Walking into the Chicago Hilton for my Kitty O'Shea's pregame brewskis ust after 4PM I walked right by Gabe Carimi heading the other direction. I think it foreshadowed a lot of the future to come with the Bears. Carimi's presence in person is not like it is on TV at all. He may be the toughest looking player I have ever seen in person. (And that includes dozens of NFL players outside of the game)

    Having said that, I had the same knee injury as he did once upon a knee cap. I still have knee problems to this day. Let's pray that he heals up to 100% soon. We'll be needing him..

  • In reply to irootedforjayin09:

    my freind at work
    who's son played with carimi at wisc said
    this was always an issue at wisc.
    all these wisc. blockers have great technique
    3 rookies starting in NFL from last years squad
    tice's boy is up there
    so I know he has his eye on peter konz center
    he is a junior
    we will need to watch him closely
    i saw him early yhis year and was impressed with his motor; and the angles he took
    the way there line works together is a thing of beauty for college

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    Yeh Wisconsin is stacked with talent, I'm sure Carimi will help us keep that connection alive too.

  • Well it was a solid win and very nice to watch things on all sides of the ball seem to "come together". I honestly felt bad for McNabb, he did get the ball down field on several plays just to have them dropped by his WRs though I'm still not convinced he totally wash up just yet. The "push Down" Peppers sack was very sweet. Shutting down Peterson was even sweeter. "D" did very well. Wright and Conte were great and very refreshing to watch. I actually had flashback of Fencik watching Conte out there...he knows how to tackle.

    One thing I have to say...every time they would show Matt Forte and talk about not having a new contract, then they'd show JA up in the box. I literally wanted to throw up. I would see his face and spew a chain of profanities that even my wife would look at me twice and say "what's the matter?" I'd point at that jerk-off's face on the screen and just continue to grumble.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    Couldn't agree more. The only good thing that can come from this standoff between Pus Nuts and Forte, is George recognizes the insanity of Pus Nuts and sends him down the road.

    The only way he should be employed by the Bears is a scout for other teams taxi squads. He seems pretty good at that. If he ever opens his mouth in the board room on draft days, Tice should go over and smite him mightily.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I would pay a LOT of money to see that. A LOT.

  • Why did Jay tell Martz fuck you?

    Was he joking or kidding?

    I'm curious.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    because martz is and has been trying to get jay killed for two years now Erik.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know, I know, but I just didn't expect that to happen publicly.

    I like bad ass Cutler.

  • What was Jay referring to when he said to the side line, tell mike martz to (blank) off
    Jeff Dickerson (2:30 PM)

    I don't believed he liked the sequence of play calls on that particular drive.

    We are getting a new coordinator at the end of the season.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Yep, he's had an unhappy look on his face a few times in recent games when he gets the call. I think Martz is trying to keep Jay on a tight leash and Jay has had about enough of it.

  • Michael, Nick Roach stinks!! When are they going to notice they will need another linebacker before it gets too late? What ever happened with the Pisa visit?
    Michael (2:42 PM)

    Sean, I disagree with you on Nick Roach. He's just playing alongside two perennial Pro Bowlers in Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs. As for Pisa Tinoisamoa, well, the Bears put him through a really tough workout and his knee didn't hold up as well as he'd hoped.

    Knew it... pisa.. get healthy bro

  • We owned the line of scrimage yesterday.

  • In reply to Viva:

    And that pretty much always wins the game.

  • I was reading about the Harbaugh vs Schwartz dust up. Harbaugh was at fault for the "handshake" and the slap on the back but Schwartz is an ass. Schwartz is always on the sideline acting like a drunken frat boy at a college game. Fuck him. John Harbaugh hinted that Schwartz would have gotten his ass handed to him. Late in his career Jim Harbaugh played for the Ravens. Schwartz was an assistant on that team. Maybe there's bad blood from that. Who knows?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I have no doubt that Harbaugh would mop up Schwartz.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I watched it again canada and it was more like a hard slap and a shove too. And it was on the small of his back, which can be pretty painful if smacked hard.

    I think Jimmy would fuck schwartz up man... Jimmy's a former pro athlete. Schwartz is a fucking chubby little putz. I'd put the farm on jimmy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Much ado about nada.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    For Schwartz to get worked up like that, with all his rah-rah fist-pumping shit on the sidelines (see exhibit a: or exhibit b: ) was, hilarious. I wish he had taken a swing.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    fucking idiot

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jimmy looks like he's been hitting the Anchor Steam in the pic...funny article though. No wonder Harbaugh was fired up.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Baaaahahahahahhaa... what an ahole.

    Got. Exactly. What. He. Deserved.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    that makes "the slap" more interesting
    i did notice there was no eye contact by harbaugh
    and scwartz seemed to want more from the meeting
    I'm thinkin' harbaugh was grinding an axe on his back

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Harbaugh clearly turns his head back after Schwarz says something to him after the handshake - and I believe Schwarz when he said it was an obscenity, because Schwarz just loses it there and then. He was cool after the handshake, but Harbaugh said something nasty. You can see Harbaugh was lying in the presser

  • Last night is for NAUGHT unless they build on it and beat Tampa.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Agreed, Al. The only thing that last night taught us, is that we're 3-3.

    On to Tampa (via England).


    Watch our qb show how to block

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Yeah, loving the committment and all, but I don't want Jay concussed. Allen/Williams are the kind of players who would probably leave a knee in on him if he tried to block them.

  • AND not much of a homecoing for Shabba.

    Fine by me.

  • AND, happily, not much of a homecoming for Shabba.

  • Al, we need some Burma Shave...c'mon, man!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Monday night...



    They couldn't block



    And tackling also fails you.




    Then come the Vikes...



    On Sunday night



    Always good for
    what ails you...



    Burma Shave.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Love it.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Thanks Al!

  • But was it a homecoming for Shabba?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Almost every game is a homecoming for Shabba.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    I see how you did that.

    Ah, Aroma - you permanent journeyman.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Everything has a reason

  • Jay Cutler said, "It's not that difficult. Our game plan was really solid this week and we need to be very judicious going forward with what we can do and can't do."

    Bradd Biggs , in his 10 thoughts from the Trib. said, "It's not real sexy. It doesn't always look impressive on the stats sheets. But it's what what the bears can find consistency doing."

    Hunti says : F the stat sheets. Too much of human existence is measured and recorded. Now there is nothing wrong in plotting probability; but to use it as gospel and creating a reality around it....
    does not always get you a trip to the party
    it is wins and not loses that we crave
    slow methodical victories, feel alot better in this body
    than loses like last weekends early seasonal horror show

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    My Mantra: "Statistics are for losers".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Mine too.

  • As good as Hester was last night, that's the second game in a row that there has been a dodgy kick off that he should have just left/taken a knee on, and instead he's tried to run it out and we end up starting inside our own 10.

    Next time we play detroit, stick Pep on coverage to stop red zone jump balls to CJ?

    Chris Harris can get to fuck.

    Angry Jay is fantastic. I don't want a pussy qb like Romo or Eli, I want a guy who is pumping himself up for the team each week. Could do with him not blocking for Forte though.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Any time Jay wants to throw a shoulder on Jared Allen's kneecap, he has my blessing.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    maybe your onto something with pep
    try it some more and get good results
    even the appearance of it may get them to audible

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    That's what you get with Devin. I hope you're not really bitching about the greatest KR/PR in history.

  • Who is larger, Seagal or Anthony Adams?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Wow. Never heard anything to nice about that guy, quite comforting knowing I could surely out run him.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    sweet baby jesus he's fat. For a second I thought he was the dude on the right.

    Steve... dude. Get back in the gym and put down the ho hos

  • Well boys I think it's safe to say the playcalling will be spot on from this day forward. Jay, Tice and Shane Day (who the fuck is Shane Day?) have banded together and with Lovie's backing are forcing Martz to call real fucking gameplans. That was solid, common sense playcalling last night. You play like that against NO, GB and Detroit and who knows if we pull a win out of those 3 games. Martz better realize that he can call good games without fucking us up with bullshit plays that we can't execute because of blocking or WR talent.

    We don't need Jay to put up Phillip Rivers style numbers for us to win. All we really need is 220-275 per game 62% completion rate, 2 TD's and 0-1 Int's (not in our own zone) and we can make a fucking run at this bitch.

    If we chip TE's, have Clutts in the backfield, use our run game, throw to our TE's, never drop beyond 5 steps, use playaction, stretch the field with Knox and Hester and use the Dallass connection for tough yards, mid range passes and ST excellence we'll be good to go.

  • Yeah; but it's not what martz wants..........
    why can't he be more like harris and request a trade when he gets shouted down by his quarterback

    shane day comes to the job via san fran
    he was" hand picked" by martz
    he was the quality control coach
    out there
    before that he was the quarterback coach at Michigan
    for two years
    Martz upgraded him to QB coach with the Bears
    i heard that it was Day who had to relay the F-Off message to martz
    did he soften it up for the boss, or give it to him straight

    maybe he is just the go between translater for the two

  • Like I asked earlier..this was the same prob we had last why did it take 3 frikin losses for them to figure this shit out when all of us here on the blog had been talking about it since the preseason...Martz want to have a pass happy offense and we don't have the personel and we can't keep Cutty protected to do it. I believe after we came out from the bye week last year that we started winning using a balanced offense. I'm really beginning to think Lovie needs to pull the lease up on Martz.

  • Great game and good win. Hopefully this win will kick start the winning spree. I still want to see consistency but overall great win for everyone.

  • Blogfader on the Hekyl and Jekyl of the Chi-town Bears:

     1. agree on the consistency along the offensive line.
     Frank Omiyale maybe stooping a coach’s daughter? maybe?
     Toy Soldier aka Conte kept the game in front of him……well played /Major Penis the Lumberjack di cut some wood last night. as for Coach Smith, Did you grow a pair?
     The real question is why would anyone kick the football to Devin Hester?
     The unheralded star of this ballgame was Chris Williams. meegh..?? Is he capable of doing that to the interior of The Pussies and Fudgpeckers?
     Sanzenbacher could by our Steve Largent…….hhhmmm?????
     We don’t have a #1WR moot point.
     Nick Roach B-, Stephen Paea solid B, and last but not least Roy Williams C+ and prove me wrong that this grade is correct at the next game
     Devin Hester A+
     Just Pay the MAN!!!!
     Don’t give Glitchy and kudos, my guess he fell into clutts.
     ST have been our staple since the 2006 campaign simple.
     Cutty as a pissed off QB LOVE IT!!!!! I would of loved to hear what he said to Martzy about some of the play calls.
     Hey LoveRod..where the $#!@$#!@#$! did that D come from? and why did it take to week 5 to show innovativeness.
     I want Moore Please…but if you don’t capitalize on those easy one’s you will not get any more!
     O.K. Blogfader..I will eat crow…Damn DM is a shell of himself…youch!
     agree
    This effort should inspire some confidence around Halas Hall……. that my friend is an oxymoron.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    everyone saw clutts against us in the last pre season game, and he played with passion and energy; enough to make lovie desire that heart on his team
    when he was the last man let go on that squad; lovie or whoever pounced

    he literally played his way onto the bears that night

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    it's shtup lobo:,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=fe49d561ad75bea3&biw=1440&bih=758

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yeah..yeah..yeah.. I screwed it....but you knew what I meant...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    p.s. BITE ME!!!!!!!!!! lol

  • Few thoughts that may repeat other sentiments.

    1) Anytime Clutts lines up in the back-field, I get a good feeling, like buckling up my seat belt.

    2) Our Oline dominated. I too am very impressed with C. Williams and L.Louis at RT looks great.

    3) That being said, our OLINE seems to perform better against 4-3 fronts, even good ones. True, the Lions game was brutal on them, but that was mainly Martz.

    4) Pay FORTE? He seems pretty motivated - why fix what ain't broke? How many times do we see a RB get paid, and never produce again? However, holding out may create bad vibes in the long run. hmmmm...

    5) We just gotta keep winning. We're still 2-3 games behind the Lions and Pack. I won't even contemplate play-offs until we win the next 3 @TB, bye, @philly and home with DET.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    week by week
    nothin fancy
    detroit comes in
    and we show them
    a different look
    a different energy
    different execution
    and a different outcome

    we build for our peak
    GB TWO

  • If we get past the Bucs we have a bye, Philly on Monday night and the Lions the following Sunday. The pisser is we get the Lions on a short week and they are coming off their bye. YIKES!

  • For a fucking conditional pick!??!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...are you surprised bro? It's Bear Playbook from our Genius in Management.

  • hester is ok. loive put it in the 'bumps and bruises' catagory

  • Can someone please email this link to Mr. Schwartz right now:

  • check out the second comment down:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...I love it..saw that too!!!! tee hee hee

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    thoughts of Jimmy Mac come back.. FUCKING LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oh, and if this isn't funny to you... I don't know. I just don't:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    at 37 seconds was that two Suh's? lol

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    p.s MB..I give you stup you son of a %$#!@$#%$!@#$#!@%$! lol..

    How's the fam man? are you thinking of another?

    let's put it this way just celebrated 25 years of marriage...Girl is thirteen and boy nine...Have a matching set. DONE!!!!

    trust me mangs out there... Teen age years will be like FING dog years of hell...celebrated the Anniversary just the two of us and it was Heaven without the kids!!!!!!!!!!!! hee hee hee

    now don't get me wrong the fun part is practicing to have kids, the ugly part is when you have them! hahahahahahaha

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    well done lobo. 25 years... man, don't know if I'll make half that. Ha!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    He will be Lobo. He will be.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    hee hee

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    A quarter century? Respect, Lobo, respect. When you got married, we were in possession of the Lombardi.

  • watching Marshall and Revis go at it is entertaining as shit.

  • Neil Hayes made me laugh with this line:

    Conte and wright were playing so deep
    to prevent big plays
    they had to use flares to communicate
    with the linebackers

  • revis gets 10yards to make contact with a WR instead of the usual know that

  • call Marshall's agent after this shit show is over and ask him if Brandon wouldn't mind catching passes from Cutler instead of the hot dog vendor that they suited up to play tonight.

  • yeah, no shit.

    Marshall just needs to get me 5 FF points, then he can get ejected.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    just the thought of having a beast like that at WR with our QB makes my Bear Bone hard.

  • Ohhhh HELL YEAH. Tag out to the MACHO MAN Randy Savage

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • Can we afford Mr. Stab/Punch people?

    If so, I can't see why we cannot get him.

    I just figured out why...Mike Martz will say he won't fit into his system.. or what I think he means.. You already are going against me and if you get the beast my offense will not be here anymore.

  • It's nice to see Marc Columbo holding up his 10th year at RT for the Fish. You know, the Columbo we cut.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm all with you on that one. I've questioned that move so many times on the blog. He's been one solid player since we cut him loose. Nice to see CW get some props on here, he has been pretty solid this whole season. Some on here can't see it and rag on him all the time. Makes me wonder "what the fuck are they watchin" Good to see the safeties playing well. Major has taken some heat on here, but he was pretty damn good at Florida and I remember the Steelers and their fans thinkin Polamalu was a bust after his first couple seasons. Bear Down! Hope the baby bears can keep bringing it!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Ditto Brandon Lloyd - last year's leading fantasy football receiver, now a Ram. Harris has asked to be traded ? Don't let the door hit your tweet on the way out. Chris Harris can't cover anyone. I'm still sick we traded away a perfectly good young linebacker in Jamar to get a guy who was days away from being cut. Terrible decision. Jamar suffered a spinal injury with the Panthers and is now out of football. Well done again Jerry Angelo, you tool.

  • For all the jawing that Marshall has done, his effort sucks and he's allowing Cromartie to make him his bitch.

  • Brandon Lloyd to the Rams. Eddie Royal should be gone this week.

    Denver - you wanted the Boy in the Bible? Bible Boy? You got Bible Boy. And a bunch of tight ends. It's like a mormon retreat at Mile High. Have fun with your discarded season.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That really bug ya gp that Tebow is religious?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    No. I used to live in Denver, I know what thumpers they have down there in the Springs. I know that the whole billboard thing wouldn't have happened unless he was. Denver now gets what it wanted. Let's see how this turns out when he has no wideouts to throw to.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    gp, why aren't you at the Warren Haynes Band show tonight at the Vic?

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    corm... where you been mang?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Muskie fishing and working a lot on short weeks. I can't keep up with the blog lately. Great soul concerts out of town the next two nights.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    huh... googled it... looks like a pike.

    Good to eat or just to fight?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    First and last rule of pike fishing. Just leave the hook in there.....

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I just think he's a dbag. A really nice dbag, but still a dbag murph.

    Since you didn't ask me.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    speaking of MIA, where's the coach and crown for the last two games?

  • Is this DDB screen messed up for anyone else? My screen is all out of whack.
    After the pink theme for Breast Cancer Awareness, the NFL is gonna go with a brown theme for Prostate Cancer Awareness for the Christmas week games.

  • Please, a minute's silence for Rex Grossman's career.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Always been a backer of his, but he cost himself completely. He wasn't over-pressured. Just folded/

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    shocking wasn't it A7???!

    (that was a joke, no one is shocked... not even his parents I bet. Rex Grossman sucks. Period.)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No man, honestly I don't think Grossman sucks. How can you say he sucks? He is great and then he is terrible...he played well in the Playoffs until the SuperBowl with the Bears.

  • In reply to A7Xthebest:

    Nobody ever say's, Brady, Montana or Bradshaw never sucked until the SB.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    Brady sure looked average against the Giants.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    There is a difference between a team winning a SB because they played inspired football and a QB sucking and almost single handily losing a game. Big difference.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    It's useless to argue this, but that wasn't at all what SB XLI was.

    The biggest reason by far for that loss was the defense's inability to get off the field because it could not stop Rhodes from repeatedly getting first downs. By far. Rex did not help -- no question (although the same could be said for P.Manning really) -- but he wasn't the reason the Bears lost control of the game.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I can just imagine his dad taking him aside back at the homestead.

    "Son, you know I've been your biggest supporter through all these years, the hard times at the Bears and what-not ..... and you know I love you Rexy .... but ... and this is hard for me to say ... but maybe it's time to admit ... that you really really suck. Okay son ?"
    "Okay dad {sniff}"
    "We'll always love you son ..."
    "I know {sniff}"
    "I mean, you really suck ..."
    "Okay Dad, I get it ..."
    "You're like the worst quarterback I've ever seen ...."
    "Jeez Dad, enough already!"
    "No, I mean it son, you're terrible."
    "No, you're dad's right Rexy ..."

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Lets wait to see if Shanny pulls a Lovie and puts him back in there.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    He'll have to, who the hell is on the roster.

  • Is Ghost dead?

  • Check out this ridiculous thing:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The most ridiculous part has got to be the price tag.

  • anyone for a wayne/mathis package?

  • In reply to MB30SD:


    Another "Bear Fan Fantasy", MB, but I DO second that emotion

  • For those of you endorsing "The Marshall Plan", did you catch the stat the MNF folks put up on him?

    57 drops since 2007.

    FIFTY-SEVEN ?!?!?!


    Not for a #3, thanks.

    The Brandon Lloyd to St.Louis today just set the market price: A conditional #7.

    Higher, I believe, if he snags 30 with the Rams this season.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'd rather Brandon Marshall dropping passes for us rather than Hester or knox dropping them, Al. If he catches one, he's harder to bring down than anybody else at the position according to Asomugha. I was sure that pass to Knox would be picked off in the endzone.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Who are teams gonna respect more? Exactly.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    I'll take Hester over him every time.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dave, really? Sarcasm? Hester over Marshall - as a receiver? I don't mean get rid of Hester off the roster, no way.

  • 4 INTs of Rexy and the "Dream Machine" STILL struggled to get a "W" ???

  • Fantasy Football Update

    League 1; Murph, Irish, Norway, Brownie, BigDaddy all locked up at 4-2.

    League 2: Brownie, Greenfield, 4ever85 are all 5-1.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    And Doc Nitty is a point behind the leader on the Yahoo picks.

  • To trade our North Star or not to trade him? It's decision time Jerra. What's it gonna be?

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    The Bears will just "Franchise Tag" him and then work him to death.

  • Rexy is like that kid in High School who could get good grades, As even, but only when he studied really hard and was tutored. He had no natural ability to bullshit through a test.

    When Rex is prepared and what he sees on the field matches up with film, he is a decent QB. When things break down on the field and he sees things he doesn't expect - look out. He will see a guy blanketed, but something isn't wired right and he just sails one out there anyhow.

    Cutler is many things that people don't like, but stupid isn't one of them. He makes really good reads. He has as much instinct for the match-up as anyone I've seen. That floater he put up for Knox, that ball had great touch. Yes, it was almost picked, but any non-smurf wideout could have gone and gotten that one.

    The only time I've seen Cutler just lose it was against the Redskins CB Hall last year. And that wasn't the same as bad Rex. That was Cutler just pissed off, and fuck it he's putting out there again and again, fuck the pics, he was going to make a point to Martz. He knew the press would roast him, he just doesn't give a fuck.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah, that was his "unleash the dragon" moment.
    As if DeAngelo Hall needed any help with his self-esteem.

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