Bears Have Questions to Answer Tonight in Philadelphia

Bears Have Questions to Answer Tonight in Philadelphia

As we all try to endure the horror that is a Monday when the Bears play Monday Night Football, I can't help but think the Bears have much to prove tonight as they square off with the Eagles at the Linc.

  1. Can they avoid the false starts and terrible mistakes that doomed them on the road in Detroit. Philadelphia won't be quite as rowdy but it'll be rowdy nevertheless.  A flagfest will kill the mood of many fans (especially me).
  2. Can the Bears protect their quarterback from a pair of hungry defensive ends in Jason Babin and Trent Cole?  We are all starting to believe this offensive line is finding their rhythm but giving Cutler the time to throw tonight will prove it.
  3. The Bears defense is forever susceptible to the cutback run and McCoy might be the best cutback runner in the sport currently.  Was two weeks enough preparation time for LoveRod?
  4. If the game ends up of the shootout variety, is Cutler ready to win one of those affairs on the road?
  5. Will the defensive line amp up the pressure on a night they'll need to?  Will Chris Conte keep the game in front of him?
  6. Will the Bears win a major game in primetime and thrust themselves heartily into the contenders conversation?

Congrats to NewBearinTown for getting the Sunday puzzle correct and earning the point for the picks contest.  Ufficio and BossBear90 had perfect Sundays.  IrishSweetness, EnderWiggin and tobijohn need the Bears tonight.  

The Commenter Perfect Weeks:, New Bear in Town (3), FQD1911 (2), SC Dave (2), BigDaddy (2), BossBear90 (2), Ufficio (2), Michael L (1), greenbayman (1), tobijohn (1), Sacramento's #1 Bears Fan (1), ben in norcal (1), CanadaBear (1), #76 Mongo Murph (1), Shady (1), TheFifth (1), DYLbears23 (1)

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  • First Amigos

    Let's get this win and keep moving forward. One game at a time.

  • Second Amigos

    New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco(notes) has now gone three games without catching a single pass thrown his way for the first time in his 11-year career and FOX Sports' Yardbarker has it that the team is considering releasing him in the next few weeks.
    "There's a rumor going around, inside the Patriots, that Ochocinco has seen his final week as being a Patriot," the site notes.
    In Sunday's matchup against the New York Giants, Ochocinco was on the field for 15 plays and had five balls thrown his way, none of which he caught.

    Worth the Drama?

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Haven't been watching... were they catchable?

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    With Tom Brady throwing I think I can guess the answer.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    The problem hasn't been if they're catchable. He's running the wrong routes. His career is over. I would bet he was only on the field for 10-15 snaps all game yesterday.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Hey Jeff, while NB got the riddle yesterday, I amied to entertain... about something, you know, for the effort?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fine, I'll do it for you:

    Jeff: Sure MB, on your deathbed... you'll receive total consciousness.

    MB: So I got that going for me... which is nice.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Brady should have had a couple more picks yesterday. He was throwing behind his receivers all day.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Worth the drama? Not even worth answering that question.

  • Yes please Erik.

    Although he's ready to move on to broadcasting and/or other public tomfoolery... I'd love to have him for our playoff run. Time to be the Giants to the packers pats this year!

    That starts tonight with a maiming of the dog killer on natty TV. Woof woof.

  • 100%. Chris Harris was fucking slow to begin with... add a bad hammy and he was done this year.,0,5862434.column

    Sucks, because last year he was key and was almost always in the exact right spot. Oh well. spilled milks I guess.

  • disgusting. I would kill the motherfucker who tried to touch my kids. That stuff destroys kids entire lives man. jesus people are sick animals.,0,2324737.column

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The worst is when other people help cover it up when they could actually do something about it or tell someone.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's why I'm down on the child rape problem in SA MB. It's a HUGE problem down there. Very troubling.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    indeed, and I'm with you Trac. It's 99% in the townships and inner cities. That doesn't make it better, but the problem is that it's an african thing that has gone on since the beginning of time, and that you'll probably never fix.

    Sad, but it happens all over africa, not just SA.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What kills me is not just that people like this exist, but that so many people like that exist. So fucked up.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    I read those articles Jeff posted on his twitter account. That assistant coach should have gotten his ass kicked for not taking sandusky and slamming his head up against the wall. What a puss. His actions were just as shameful as the rest of em over there. I doubt there would be a jury alive that would have convicted him for leaving brain matter all over the shower room tile. It makes my stomach turn. Assholes, every one of them.

  • for all the boys out there:

    Listen and take into account.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..yep bro I understand....wife a couple of years ago had a heart attack during her stress me it wakes your ass on up!!! especially when your right behind the ambulance with your 10 and 6 year old children on the way to the Heart Hospital and you realize that you may become a single parent anytime.
    The real kicker was all the signs were right in front of you.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Wow, sorry to hear that lobo my man. I hope she's ok and doing well now. Thank tebus she was at the freaking doc when it happened.

    Yeah, I have it badly in my fam and although I eat 1000% better than most and do 1-2 hrs of intense exercise at least 5-6 days a week, I still have a shitload of plaque buildup for my age and have been on statins for the last 10 years.

    I saw this and thought I'd post it for all my boys... cause men are dumbshits and don't listen to the signs.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hate shit that says it's free and then tells me in order for it to be free I have to buy something. THEN IT'S NOT FREE ASSHOLE!

    If I was that dude, I'd send that shit to everybody for nothing. Fuck it. Money is the corrupter of the soul. Fuck it all.

  • Bears D is suspect in the cutback lanes. I said this two weeks ago. I hope they fixed it over the bye week.

    I honestly personally believe that we show up big time tonight. Lets hope what i feel is right.

  • Yeah I'm hoping for a lot of help by the Bears D to the tune of about 40 FF points in order to have a chance again Brownie in Da League.

  • Dead. Bird.

  • In reply to irootedforjayin09:

    Hi chris.

  • I'm excited as all hell about tonight's game. You know they watched the Lions game for tips on the running game though. Just need to shore up those cut back lanes and keep gap discipline.

    Looking for a Melton and Peppers hitfest on Vick tonight.


  • Yeah, Shady McCoy on a cutback is a MAJOR concern.

    I also fear the "forces of nature".

    To wit....

    Assante "I LOVE to bait QBs and jump pass routes" Samuel


    Jay "I really haven't thrown a lot of picks so far this season" Cutler.

    But what do I know.

    At the last minute yesterday afternoon I inserted Cedric Benson for James Jones in my fantasy lineup. If Maclin SCores a TD tonight it becomes academic. Otherwise, I snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Jay needs to light up Philly for several reasons.
    However, because I made the decision to sit Tebow in my work league and start Jay tonight instead...he REALLY needs to light Philly up.
    I can't believe I didn't keep faith with Tebus.

  • We just need to play Bear Football...simple.

    BEAR the F DOWN!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Which one is that lobo? The porous pass on us all day D with no gap discipline or the glimmer of hope 3 or 4 turnover D that shows up about every 5 or 6 weeks?

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    i like optimistic Trac better. you gotta believe mang. we're taking 7 out of 9 and that is just the way it is.

  • he he. Couldn't help it Johhny.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

    the later of the two..I want Dr. Jekyl not Heckyl

  • All I think about all year is beating the eagles. I hate Philadelphia. I hate their fans. I was at Churchhill downs last weekend and got stuck talking to another one of their fans at great length about whether or not Philadelphia is a top US City. Obv. it's not. I want to beat the Eagles so hard Ben Franklin wakes up from his grave and disowns his hometown in a public statement made to Chicago's NBC offices, also claiming he never signed the declaration of independence just to throw a bone to the history buffs.

  • In reply to irootedforjayin09:

    Agreed 100%. Outside the packers and the even bigger glory hunters in detroit, Eagles fans are at the the top of the list.

    Oh, and of course, Michael Vick. The man is scum and deserves to have his head ripped off be Peppers et al.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I wish I were able to say that as a christian I don't want to see Vick get slammed into by melton, j pepp, and idonije each going full speed from opposite directions to end Vick's career with the coupe de grace being Peppers' helmet hit. But if it happens and none of my Bears are hurt Im gunna start freaking out with joy. I can always work things out with God later...

  • In reply to irootedforjayin09:

    What am I saying. God won't care about that guy.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    How can you call Detroit Lions fans glory hunters? They have to be the worst example of that in the NFL. Do you not understand what that term means? That classification is reserved for Manchester scum.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Allow me to clarify. The detroit fans have been pouring out of the woodwork since their team opened 2 then 3 then 4 etc games undefeated. Where were all these fans over the past 10 years? The term 'only singing when you are winning' comes to mind.

    Obviously it's not a direct example of glory hunting, but just wait and see what happens when the wheels come off this detroit team.

    And trust me, I know what it means, being from Scotland I know countless Rangers and Celtic fans, as well as all the likes form Manchester, London, etc etc.

    One of my own friends is especially bad for it (he's went from supporting arsenal to chelsea to man city). He also supports Celtic. When they win, he crows from the rooftops and gloats and rubs it in. When they lose, we get told 'it's just a game' and suddenly he doesn't care about football. He's the kind of fan that I'm referring to.

    tl:dr, you should be supporting your team through thick and thin, take the bad with the good and so on.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    From Gooner to Chav to Citizen? WOW.....that's glory hunting at it's finest

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    In reply to thebigcheese:

    +fucking one for that.

  • The standard of refereeing this season has been shocking. I can see us losing this on some bullshit PI call or unnecessary roughness.

    Watching the games last night, the packers got a ton of help from the officials. The ref in Pit/Bal sucked. And I'm sure I saw Jeff point out Ed Hochuli on his twitter feed (in the Jets/Bills game). God that man should be fired.

  • Helmet to Helmet calls should be challenge-able ... I know it is a judgement call but unless it is "leading with INTENT" then do not flag a guy just because his helmet slides up to someones head.

    Too many times people lead with the shoulder and the force of both of them just make helmet to helmet calls.

    Hell, if I was a offense player I would just put my head in the right spot every time to get a flag... makes you think of some poor practice squad guy who will do that for the team..

    Change the rule Goodell.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    I'd love to see just one year with 1980's rules back in place. Instead of throw back jersey's, how bout throw back rules? Oh what a sight to see that would be.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    I dunno - I'm not putting the side of helmet in front of Ray Lewis at full-bore, just to draw a penalty. That's a good way to end up sidelined for a week or worse.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Helmet to Helmet should be HEAVILY fined, but not penalized - that's my proposition (unless it's a blatant head-hunt).

    What's the first thing that WRs do when they catch it over the middle? They almost all automatically crunch down to brace themselves.

    LBs are running full speed toward the receivers chest, only now his head is there because he ducked.

    Helmet to helmet is inevitable. What are defenders supposed to do? Aim for the knees? (And many are doing that now).

    Unless it's blatant, don't penalize it.

    The NFL can review all questionable calls later and dole out fines accordingly - with repeat offenders (or teams) being fined more heavily.

  • Home from work today. I got the sick. Will need help being entertained.

    Seems like we'd see Sarah Jane Victoria Lynn today.

    Where ya at SJVL?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Uhhhh... I’m just getting over that shit. Sucked. Still coughing up sheite. Good luck Doc.

    Meh, chick was a fair weather reg. Fought so hard to be in the mix, then gets a dog and it's too much? Buh bye. Whatever.

    Chicks on football blogs suck anyway. Sorry Irish and Dave.

    Where the fuck is the coach and GP?? much MUCH more entertainment value there doc.

    Bros before hos (you know, until the ho like you... then all bets are off)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Those guys are for the entertainment value and others are for....well....other things.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    whatever do you mean doc (see how I did that? god I love it when a plan comes together... see how I did THAT?!)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ooh. Ooh. Can I be B.A. Baracus?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    I pegged you more as a Murdock guy Doc.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Your right (hangs head).

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:


    Didn't you mean... You're (the contraction for you are)????

    HA! Got him! Did you see that Corm! I got him!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Well done MB.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Aceyalone and Abstract Rude... two of LA's best hip hop artists (ever) made an LP called "The A-Team" circa 95ish...

    Acey the Faceman (aka I Love it When a Plan Comes Together" and AB Baracus were two of the dopest tracks -

    AB Baracus

    "Your simpleton threats have no effect on me and Templeton Peck"

    If you likes the good hip hops.. Give it a shot.

    I pity the fool that don't bump this.

  • I went and bought BF3 for my nephew. I carefully peeled the tape back, slid the disc out and purchased an online code from PSN vs. using the one that was in the box.

    I played for a couple hours. I think my KD about 6-60. Wow, am I old and n00b suck. All I seemed to get to play was the one with the subway station that was a massive firefight at the ticket counter which gave me Metra nightmares, and one where you jump in SEAL team boats, and motor across to what looks like a shipping dock to play capture the flag.

    I mostly played as support, and fuck all do I suck. I deleted the save game from my PS, slipped the disc back in, put the tape back on it, and gift wrapped it for him. I have officially become the Donavan McNabb of FPS.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The fucking sly use-and-regift... classic.

    Yeah maing, the firefight party is lame. Did you play the campaign mode at all? That's where it's good.

    My buddy and I (the seahawks fan) couldn't figure out how to get a 1:1 match going in BF3, so we just put in MW4, which has a bad ass 1:1 (or more) mode. If you're down add me and we'll all get a match going (same handle as here).

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I probably would have kept the thing and gave him a card. Or maybe a just a charlie horse. My hats off to you sir.

  • HHIIIIII MB, just for the record, I'm a bro. :)

  • In reply to irootedforjayin09:

    yep, didn't think you were a ho.

    Just fucking with you about the putting your real name at the bottom of a post like it's an email Chris - it's just muscle memory. I've almost done it 100 times, and I have an unusual name so I would pretty much out myself.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Totally, I am just messing with ya. Who is gunna give Vick his next CONCUSSION? I think Okoye actually he is under referenced on this blog.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Your name isn't Brotop, is it MB? I went to school with a guy with that name.

    Speaking of muscle memory, I love this hoax a guy played at local morning radio shows.

  • Oh - and the key to tonight's game is pressuring Vick using just 4. The Trib had a terse article in it about Melton. The article was basically "Lovie told Melton his play needs to improve."

    Toe will be back, not sure if that means Paea will dress...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm all for pushing the guy, but Christ, give the kid some time to develop. I wonder if LDL ever told Hilenmeyer to pick up his play.

    Or how bout, "Hey Rod, "You're supposedly a D-line genius. Basically Rowdy Roddy, it's time for your coaching to improve. You have Julius Gosh-Darned Peppers by dang it."

    Or how bout, "Martz, By Golly-williker, you're supposedly an offensive Genius, it's time for your coaching to improve, boy howdy."

    Or maybe, "Hey Tice, you're a revered offensive line coach, It's time for your coaching to improve for the love of Mr. Rogers"

    Or even, "Excuse me Mr. Angelo, Sir. You had a galldurn reputation as an offensive line builder. At what point will we see your offensive line building improve, sir. I mean, gee whiz."

    Better still, "Me. Me, you've got to do better with your challenges. You're doing great on the jumbotron watching, but it's time to see your challenging improve, by Pete."

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Here's the article,0,3729572.story

    Oh, and here is Doyle and Debbie, with some of da funny gosh durn it

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP, what in thee fuck was that!??! Jesus, scary.

  • I told yu, MB. I'm hom sik today. That meens Im off dutie. Bye the weigh, Im a math profesur. Math.

    Y do wee have limits on hou much we can repli to a singel post?
    Fucking nomes.

  • Fuck Philly Cheese Steaks! Anyone every have one of thoses pieces of shit? They put fucking easy cheese on that shit. You know, the cheese that you don't need to refridgerate. What the fuck is that shit made out of? If it tastes like cheddar cheese, it should be fucking refridgerated. Eat a Chicago style Itallian Beef, you bunch of cunts.

  • Fuck Ben Franklin too. Judging from his overall appearance, he diddled little boys in his xl sized carriage. The white van of its day. Fuck you Ben Franklin

  • there he is. Perfect.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Can the next DBB T-shirt say "Fuck you Ben Franklin" on the back?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I actually like the verbatim... "Fuck Ben Franklin too"

    You make the designs GP, get to it maing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Tell Franklin fuck you"

  • You're thinking of Cheez Whiz (aptly named), not Easy Cheese.

    Easy Cheese is the stuff that come out of an aerosol can like Silly String...or Sea Cucumber tendrils...or, well, a few things underwater.

    Don't go defaming Easy Cheese by associating it with that Philly sandwich.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I stand corrected. Fuck Cheese wiz!

  • +10,000

    Fuck Cheese Whiz right in the face!

  • Big game tonight. I almost thought about considering possibly not rooting against the Bears. Don't really want the Eagles in the playoffs. I think a tie would be nice

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Speaking of cheese that needs to be stuffed in an icebox...


    It's like Jerry Angelo paid somebody off to have Nickleback play the Lions-Pack showdown. I can't wait to watch their fans grovel at halftime. This game may indeed be the straw that breaks detroits back.

  • Vick is so overated he is average at best only reason they beat the cowboys is because the cowboys don't have a running game. run Forte get turnovers Chris Conte will be the deciding factor as to if we win this game trust me shut out Jackson and company let Mccoy get his and we still win this.

  • In reply to Sean:

    uhhhhh.... pssssssssstttt.... seeeean:

  • In reply to Sean:

    I can assure you, Vick is NOT average.

    Like the Samurai, the fiercer the opponent, the greater the victory.

    It's time for our D and SP teams to carry the team on prime-time once more.

  • I would love to see this be his last meaningful game after he gets pancaked by Peppers.

  • In reply to BigDaddy:

  • Hey, who'd have thought a game between the lowly Cards and Rams would be so excited?

    The Cards pulled a reverse-Bears.

    I was fully expecting the Ram's head coach at the press conference to scream, "We are who we thought they were - we let 'em off the hook!"

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Fuck the rams. How you can lose a game in which you record 2 safeties and the other team has John Skelton at QB I will never know.

    Question: if Patrick Peterson goes all Hester-esque (has 3 punt returns so far), would you consider him a bust after being taken 5th overall?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Ahh, the "how high would Hester go if everyone knew how good he would be as a returner" question....

    I'll tell you this much, the little I've seen of Peterson I like, on D and SP teams.

    He can be a Charles Woodsen JR.

    On his SP teams alone, Peterson will be in the conversation for Rook of the year, along with Cam, Dalton and Von Miller

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    Peterson was drafted to be a Revis Island or Champ Bailey type. I haven't seen any Cards games. Has he been that?

  • Being up by 35 points in FF land has its luxuries.

    For one, I can root against my starting QB Vick.

    Only reason I even started him was cuz Willie Gault slotted Desean Jackson at WR.

    I was watching RedZone and my head almost blew up yesterday. There was a point in the 3rd quarter of every late game where only one score separated each team in every game.

    I didn't know which game to watch.

    Gmen pulling a SB flashback.

    Cards doing a Bears impersonation to the Rams.

    The shoot-out in SD vs the Fudge.

    Tebus holy-rolling all over the Raiders...

    By the time the Ravens were playing the Steelers, I was psychically exhausted.

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    the raiders don't have a QB anymore. Thank goodness we play them near the end of the season... although you couldn't have made our Q1 schedule any more difficult anyway.

    And I thought Von Miller got benched for continuously overcommitting and missing the play? Has he pulled his head out of his ass recently?

  • In reply to 4ever85:

    The throw to Torrey Smith for the win was ridiculous. 4 seconds left. How do you let that happen???

    It's good the Steelers wear yellow pants, because they peed themselves.

  • Note:
    See film - La Soga (Spanish w/ subtitles)
    Scene relevant to Sandusky problem contained.

  • Psssssst. Psssssssst. Herman! Over here!

    It's good you kept your black walnut ice cream in your sack with this one, pal! She's a MAN, baby! Click enlarge that picture, and tell me that isn't a man!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    She's a man, man!

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