Healthy Defense Must Anchor Bears Through the Storm

Healthy Defense Must Anchor Bears Through the Storm

Take a look at the injuries that have debilitated the Bears this season. They lost former first-round picks and projected offensive line starters Chris Williams ans Gabe Carimi for the season. They lost their apparently best receiver Earl Bennett for a long stretch after a shot to the ribs. They lost their star quarterback for the regular season on a tackle attempt. They lost their starting tailback, MVP candidate for the same duration after a missed Matt Spaeth block and a direct shot to the knee. At intervals this year they've been without Marion Barber, Roy Williams (I know, who cares?) and were forced to play WITH Frank Omiyale.

Notice anything? Every significant injury this team has faced has been on the offensive side of the ball.

Sure you could argue the Bears would prefer Major Wright stay on the field for one complete game and losing DJ Moore hurt. But Wright keeps showing up on game day, making plays, while Corey Graham has not missed a beat filling in for Moore. If you offered LoveRod their current injury report on defense heading into Denver on September 1 they would have been leaping over one another to sign the deal.

This week that healthy defense takes a trip back to the early days of organized football as they meet Tebus of Nazareth and the read-option Broncos circus. The Broncos defense has been brilliant of late and will make road life for Caleb Hanie and the flaccid Bears offense more than difficult. If Lovie Smith expects more than 14 points from his quarterback he expects too much. It is time for Lovie's pride and joy defense to dominate this antiquated attack. It is time for the defense to live up to the reputations, the contracts, the star power. Because they are all there. Urlacher. Peppers. Briggs. Tillman. If they allow Tebow to move the ball consistently and light up the scoreboard, the Bears had no business being in the postseason to begin with.

The defense has no excuses. None. If they are truly as good as they want us to think they are, they'll show us Sunday afternoon in Denver. The conversation to this point on Tebow has been about whether this offensive system can be consistently successful at the professional level. The Bears defense has an opportunity Sunday to answer that question resoundingly.

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  • Over the last three seasons, Williams dropped 8.2 percent of passes targeted for him, the highest of any receiver targeted 200 or more times, according to ESPN.

    With an OC that goes to bat and stands by guys like this, what is the D supposed to do? Pitch a shutout every game? Because that's what it will take. Gould can't even make his chipshots.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No, just this game.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    take him into a closet and tie him up
    close the door
    bolt it
    and
    nobody knows nothin'

  • The only thing i will give LDL is loyalty....

    second bring a vat of stikum and have our receivers bathe in it call it cologne I don't give a sheite just hold on to the "f"ing ball...fuckers.....ugh

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    hey ROY :

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0907/nfl.remember.when/content.2.html

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    i wonder how today's gloves compare to stick'um. cause i've worn some of the newest football gloves, and they're stickier than pages 46-47 of my cindy crawford playboy.

    in other words, i wonder if stick'um would've actually helped roy or if he's just garbage no matter what.

  • In reply to Warrior Waddle:

    tee hee hee

  • In reply to Warrior Waddle:

    eeeewwwww

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, yeah. he's garbage no matter what.

    The dude is done. he just doesn't give a shit any more... but he likes money, so here we are.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    not a cindy fan?

  • In reply to Warrior Waddle:

    yes, but I chose to only think of MY sticky pages, not some other dudes'

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't know what public library you went to as a teenager, but...

    just kidding, just kidding.

  • In reply to Warrior Waddle:

    that's some fresh stuff

  • In reply to Warrior Waddle:

    in the words of jeff healy
    "you gotta keep it clean;
    so wipe it off"

  • In reply to Warrior Waddle:

    Ha! Cindy Crawford's calendar was right below my Sweetness poster. There was that one photo where she was on the beach kneeling forward - gold swimsuit with a sandy ass ..... "Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny, I am looped in the loops of her hair."

  • oops:
    http://bleacherreport.com/tb/bcbMW

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    and he's such a model Player and human-being..

  • Well we can all jump on the I hate Roy bandwagon but it's not going to do us or the team any good. Roy is not the reason our last two seasons have suddenly gone up in flames. Roy was never the one to spark great hopes only to have them dashed. It pains me to say this but durability is key in the NFL and if you’re merely going to get hurt every season then what’s the use. It has to be said- Jay is not the QB of the future, he cant even be the QB of the present. I was sickened by the performance Sunday. As I sat in the sports book with my jersey on filled with shame all I could think was "I hate you Jay Cutler"

  • Whhhhaaaaaat?
    You're blaming the loss on a guy who broke his hand preventing a pick-six?
    And was therefore not playing? It's not like he pulled a hammy from being out of shape. It was a freak accident - the same as Forte's MCL sprain.

    Sac - wtf. I don't get that...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hurt is hurt. I dont care if it's a freak accident or a fckn act of God. If you cant finish a season youre no good to the team. Look at the teams in contention right now and look at their QB's track records on injuries. Enough said.

  • That take makes no sense. You may as well blame Jay for not being immortal and being able to defy gravity.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    he can't?!?!?!?

    ... ok, then fuck that guy!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fuck Carimi too! And Williams...shit, I can't even remember what happened to him.
    Oh yeah, same thing as Urlacher.
    Fuck Urlacher for the entire 2009 season. I won't get that year back.
    In fact, fuck every player ever who suffered a season-ending injury and then rehabbed so they could try and make it back for the playoff push.
    That's a much shorter list, I think.

  • Sac, dude. You're credibility just took a nose dive. I think your angers stems from, oh I don't know, something to do with a sports book. Never bet for or against the beloved. You can't afford to let money gum up your fandom.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    A- I never bet on or against my team.
    B- If I was going to I sure as shit wouldn’t bet on that game at +8.
    My anger stems from feeling like the girl who has been stood up one too many times. The unfulfilled promise is much more disheartening than the lack of any promise given to begin with.
    I don’t ask that he be immortal.. I ask that he shows some durability and FINISH A SEASON.

  • Rodgers got knocked the fuck out last year, sat out then came back and rolled to the NFC Championship Game.

    Cutler got knocked the fuck out last year, sat out then came back and rolled to the NFC Championship Game.

    He has missed about 3.5 games in 3 years.

    Comparing his durability to Grossman is simply laughable.

    What QB are you speaking of that has avoided injury and never missed games or avoided missing games due to being a total fuckhead human being? Don't say Raperburger because he missed games for raping.

  • What are the odds on Denver no spread? Eh, I mean the Bears ....

  • SMH. I do not remotely get what you're driving at. You hate Jay for breaking his hand.
    It's not like he punched a television set...

  • If he didn't try and make the tackle we'd be on him for being a pussy like Peyton Manning, never doing anything that would risk injury. Shit happens. Cutler's the toughest QB in the NFL bar none - he did nothing wrong. He's taken a beating for a long time and never threw his line under the bus.

  • i don't get it. you hate jay because he was playing better than any qb the bears have had in our lifetime? because he was proving what was promise when he was brought in - "the qb will make the players around him better"?

    or because he's once again shtupping a girl hotter than anything any of us will ever touch?

  • In reply to Warrior Waddle:

    He reminds me of Grossman more and more. I'd rather have a consistantly shitty QB vs a guy that shows you greatness only to break your heart over and over. What are the odds that Jay will finish next season injury free? 10-1 he misses at least one game with an injury.

  • So who does Forte remind you of? Enis the Penis?

  • c'mon now. you're better than this.

    breaking your heart with a pick six in the superbowl is one thing.

    breaking your heart because he tears his mcl and then breaks his thumb saving a TD because his smurf receiver can't stay upright is something completely different.

  • In reply to Warrior Waddle:

    Cavalerri is just not that hot. She's a 7.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    awww, common. At least an 8 maing.

    Pippa is like a 4.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think Pippa must have a magic vagina like Sookie in True Blood...which, uh, my wife watches, not me.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Yeah right, she watches it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nah, I'd even deduct one for being the blonde-white-chick thing. I don't even register them on the radar. 6 at a push. Ebony and Asian are my world.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1

    (get it?)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Cavalerri. I'd say she's some irrational number between 6 and 7. Maybe like 2pi.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    6 radical 2?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    wow not a lot of OC love here. Have you guys seen her in that glass bikini?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Enlighten us.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    do no man. just think she's pretty girl next door cute and she has a nice body. Not near a 10, but pretty cute.

    Just a preference thing. My girl kate is a 15... at least.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I got love for all JC choices... even that sweater...

    I gave the 7 rating a "+1" - Meaning, "8"

    Eh? Eh?

    Yeah buddy.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    very nice willie

  • In reply to Warrior Waddle:

    Dude - speak for yourself! Cavallieri ? I wouldn't cross the road to piss on her if she was on fire.

  • agree Sac1BF...I'm just pissed that the attitude is "We are all Set" shit from the management...this blog for the past two years has screamed from the roof tops #1WR..not a fucking experiment..# FS...and interior O-line men....aka two guards..what we are seeing is the decimation of the so called 1-string and no depth sheite...and the piss poor good ol'boy club of sloppy seconds.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    and sac the Cutty hate.........WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • when did the blog move to SB Nation?

  • Well, nice job getting a response...

    1. By your rationale, we SHOULD hate Roy... he was injured, too.

    2. Any other QB would have been out for much more tie behind the piss porous offensive line that we have... The fact that Jay didn't miss MANY more games is a testament to the fact that you should not hate him.

    3. I love the hate though, I really do.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=24419

    And my point isnt just injuries it's the fact that he gets your hopes up just for them to be dashed. I dont think Roys gotten anyones hopes up unless youre talking about hoping that he doesnt get re-signed next year.

  • she wears underwears with dick-holes in 'em.

    Fucking classic.

  • Try "I hate you Johnny Knox" .... Cutler's absence has shown us that he's even more important than we thought he was.

  • "“In Oregon field-sobriety tests are not performed unless you’re already under arrest,” Simpson said. “So unless you have probable cause to believe they’re intoxicated, you don’t do them to people.”"

    Dude - Portland must get crazy on the highways at 2 am.

    I've never heard of this.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The motherfucker wrapped a 70 Caprice around a tree.

    Damn, man, a 70 Caprice? Suh, you douchebag.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mxmwqkqkZg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that POS has nothing on whats devins gots: http://www.terezowens.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/devin-hester-car.jpg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A fitting automobile for Devin Hester!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I bet it's fast murph.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    He wrecked a '70 Caprice too??? In Portland he wrecked a '70 Chevelle SS. Accident scene photos:

    http://www.katu.com/sports/Ndamukong-Suh-crashes-car-in-Portland-no-one-hurt-134964773.html?tab=gallery&c=y&img=4

  • In reply to M Onan Batterload:

    Should be suspended for the rest of the year for wrecking an American classic like that.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    no he should be susprended for the rest of the year for being a piece of shit of a human being.

  • In reply to M Onan Batterload:

    if that was chicago those rims woulda been gone by the time the heat showed up

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Holy Shiete...as bad as drive up liquor store we used to have in New Mexico.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    There used to be more than one in Texas, as I recall.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Tucson has plenty... Right across the street from campus.

    "Lee's Drive Thru Liquors"

    A pack of Newports and a bottle of Beam, please.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That's nonsense. My buddy was sleeping it off in his car one morning in Eugene, Oregon. He had the motor running so he could use the heater. He got a DUI.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    dumb ass.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Sounds like the boy named Suh got some home-cooking from the cops. I guess they like him better than the cops in Austin like Ced.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    It helps when you don't play the race card in the opening hand.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ced is just a poor, misunderstood soul...trying to make his way in a world that hates and fears him.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    i heard the cops hated the packers also

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Maybe the fact he was sleeping in his car constituted probable cause.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Is this the law in all States? Apparently, if you tell a police officer who pulls you over and asks if he can 'take a look inside' you just have to say "I do not consent to any searches". Even if he dragged you out by the ears and found say - a bunch of green stuff in a bag - it's inadmissible as evidence because he's violated your fourth amendment rights. There's some great stuff on Youtube.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Irish, between the War on Drugs and the Patriot Act, the 4th Amendment is biting with gums.

  • If anyone wants to bitch about our QB situation they need to look no further than Martz and Jerra.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Hanie sucks balls but no one wins consistently with backup QB's in this league. If your Qb goes down for a large chunk of time you usually don't go to the post season.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Better relay that one to Drew Bledsoe. Every once in a while teams really have great backups. Poor Drew go put down twice by backups.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Murph c'mon mang, how many backups in the history of the league have stepped in and taken their teams to the post season. Out of the 3 or 4 that i can think of 2 of the qb's will be in the hall of fame.

    My point is that it is the exception and not the rule or even sometimes the norm.

    I agree that Drew did draw the short end when it comes to backups.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    I'll put Kyle Orton up there. I know we had a good defense back in 2005 but he didn't throw games away, and he was a rook. Hanie's been in the system as long as Cutler with nothing else to do but read a playbook.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    Not to labor the point, but if you have a Rosenfels or a Thigpen on the roster, you have a way better chance of being successful. I swear Angela is on the Packers payroll. This kind of contingency is always on the cards. He failed to prepare for it.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I echo Irish's sentiments on this one... You get a vet backup and a project backup.

    One to rock, one to stock.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    what has the QB coach been gettin' paid for
    his product wasn't ready
    and that should fall on his shoulders

  • In reply to huntinbare:

    The QB coach doesn't sign players, he only feeds them.

  • Sac, while it's been frustrating that Jay got hurt at critical time times the last two years; it's not his fault and does not define him as a player or as a long-term franchise solution at QB. His play does that and we’ve all seen what we are without him. He’s the real deal.

    I know I've beaten this horse to death, but the results of our last two seasons sit squarely on the shoulders of Jerry Angleo. And while you can't usually have two franchise-level QBs on the roster, you have to plan for disaster MUCH better than angelo ever has, and you HAVE to have depth at most spots on your roster or suffer through our current situation. Yes, planning for the loss of literally your top 4 guys on O is a sheitload to ask for, but I saw the packers do it last year, and that’s what I want in Chicago. I’ll keep lovie if you get me a better GM who know’s how to do the hard stuff… or at the very least is a strong personnel guy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Packers did not lose their top guy on offense at all. Rodgers is that team.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Nope, he was out for a good chunk of the Lions game, then did not play at all vs. NE.
    Both of which, I'm sure the Packers fans will hate to hear, Green Bay lost...
    Either way, it's a moot point - the Packers did feel the impact of losing Rodgers and dropped both games without him.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    ahhhh... thanks for checking MBP. I just remember being pretty impressed with flynn all the same.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He did look good vs. NE...of course, I seem to recall one of the Pats safeties looking really bad.
    Hmm, his name escapes me, but it'll come to me later, i'm sure.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    does it ryhm with GIP? Or pon boooooooowlllllll?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    he's also not sack like a free fucking lunch! their OC isn't a fucking moron!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    they did for two games if memory serves (a concussion I think) Dave, and flynn won both those games I think. Can't remember who they were against, but I remember being pretty damn impressed with his poise and skill being thrown into it like that.

    whether we like it or not, they are the real deal for the near future, we need to make changes THIS year to keep up or the lions will pass us by once they get a coach who isn't a complete dipshit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    also, they lost their running game in the pre-season right? They basically didn't have a running game the entire year.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Do they have one now?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Sadly, it just got better than ours dave.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nope, Detroit knocked Rodgers out of one game, IIRC, and Flynn finished it in a 7-3 loss.
    Then they got into a shootout with NE and the Packers lost again.
    He looked ok at NE, not great at Detroit.
    Either way, both were L's.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...right with you on this FUCK YOU GLITCHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    how is it possible all last year the fudgepecker's were slammed against the wall with injuries but the depth on the bench came to play. That's just good personnel use and they went all the way to the SB and came home with the bling.

    "WE ARE ALL SET" shit just make as ass pucker! This management has survived only because our players are medicore and player lights out most of the time. We have a core that are the shit but as for depth...Bears Management's idea of depth is a corn cob while the rest of the top tier are Northern Quilted 10ply...get that visual in your fucking retna's.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What do Paryton Manning, Eli Manning, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Drew Brees all have in common? They all have more than 80 consecutive starts and any of us would kill to have them on the team.

  • What has Peyton Manning not done all season?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    and where are the colts? oh yeah looking for "LUCK"

    did you see how I did that?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Hmmm- funny because I was going to leave him off the list... until I recalled one Super Bowl win in particular.

  • Have you fucking watched Philip Rivers this year, btw? Not sure I'd use him as a shining example of stellar QB play. The guy is a turd.
    And I seem to recall Brady getting line-drived in the knee to start the 2008 season following their epic run to the Super Bowl and the Pats subsequently missing the playoffs. Fuck him too?

  • I would absolutely not kill to have Eli on my team. I'd much rather have Jay. Not even close. I'd rather have Jay than Rivers too, but that might be my bear goggles talking.

  • they all have leaky vaginas?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    they all have number 1 receivers and or continuity of offensive scheme and or creative offensive playcalling and or solid offensive lines even though Cutler got us the NFC Championship game in his first year in Martz's system?

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    with none of those things....

    yeah, Cutler fucking sucks

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    oh yeah... that's what I meant.. never mind the vagina thing.

  • Whoa Nelly. Eli Manning? I think he's a terrible QB. Philip Rivers? Nah. Put Rivers on the BEars team for the last two years and check his stats out - hell, check em out now. Tom Brady or Drew, yes. Peyton Manning is a choker who doesn't put his team before his body. I'd take Jimmy Mac over Turtlehead any day of the week. I'd take a fifty-something Jimmy Mac over our backups. Almost.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    Taking McMahon over Manning is patently ridiculous. And don't give me any shit about McMahon being more willing to overturn Martz' calls - if Peyton didn't like his OC, he'd just get him fired.

  • BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAhahhahaha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cPdC1ltLWvU

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    is that Eli Manning?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    wt...is his hat on to tight?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    people in fucking fudgepeckerville have way to much fucking time on their hands...sshhheeessshhh.

    hey's not his jordy he's his backdoor man.

  • you are all welcome, even you Max: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gJmtTXfahwk#!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    for you MB.................http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GPJxc8Qp5Q&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL72EB8654C29A634B

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    thanks lobo

  • I was also thinking about this last night, you’ve worked all your life at doing one thing and doing it well. Waiting for the big shot… let’s say you’ve been a sales guy your entire career and you final get the big shot to take over names enterprise accounts as the top guy. Huge ass base, huge ass bonus based on perf, wining and dining on the company every week, flying to exotic locals, and the ability to name your fucking ticket after that if you knock it out of the park. Basically the multi-million dollar retirement plan opty that you’ve been working towards your entire career. The guy who has the position bails suddenly for Google and bingo! You’re up kid… you’ve been training and waiting for this opty your entire life…. Here are the keys.

    Then instead of knocking it out of the park and naming your ticket all the way to cushy millionaire retirement in florida, you shit the bed and basically relegate yourself to needing to get a ‘normal’ gig to pay the bills just so that you can retire at 70 and hope to eke out a living till you croak.

    What the fuck is that? Is that you just not having the skills? You’ve been in the system for 3-4 years learning. Stage too big for you? Or is it the people evaluating the talent?

    You know where my money is… what do you guys think… cause if that’s me looking down a +$20M free agency opty next year as a starter for some other team if I kill it in just 6 games… I’m fucking making that shit happen if I have to sell my fucking soul to the devil.

    Burger King is probably hiring right now Caleb. Welcome to the rest of your life... at least you can't say that you didn't have a once in a lifetime opty lad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    wow, nice last sentence. Spectacular of me don't you think?

    See if you can unwind all those double false-positive negatives to come up with what I was trying to say. First one gets a prize.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    America can rest easy now that Caleb won't be allowed to say he never got a chance.

    He got a chance.

    He fucked it up.

    He shan't say a thing while filling my order for chicken fries...

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Mmmmmm. Chicken fries.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I read ya loud and clear! Like it was written by a true Chicagoan

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I say we stomp him!

    Then we tattoo him!

    Then we hang him!

    And THEN we kill him!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    and that's from what movie?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

    Classic.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    WWG.......yep..classic

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Best damn dance scene ever in that movie.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    no seriously though... how does that shit happen? I want to know what you guys really feel?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He sucks. Always did.

    Gimme a chance to take the big dog's spot, and the big dog won't seem so big.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    boom

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Caleb........Put that coffee down..Coffee are for closer's only...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-AXTx4PcKI

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    second prize .........a set of steak knives...

    third prize.....YOU FIRED!!!

    AND FUCK YOU IS MY NAME!!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    An American Classic.

    Second Prize is a set of steak knives should be engraved on the Washington Monument.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you pretty much nailed the life of a mailman
    in the second paragraph

    but remember this
    i am watching these $20 mill retirees
    and they burry 'em down
    same as they'll do us

    he isn't playing bad
    'cause he sucks
    this is just how the season rolls
    it's a ride
    and you never see the shit coming
    round the next curve

    he want's to succeed
    and my guess is
    he will
    and it oughta' start this weekend
    in the rarified air of mile high

    I even think the packers hit the curb
    and run up on the grass
    on christmas day
    the funny thing about lifes forces

    nobody to control them
    they just do what they do

    in the words of the great bard
    I stopped tryin'to figure things out
    a long time ago

    it's all just fuckin' entertainment
    nothing more

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    In fairness, who is the QB coach? Shane Day. A dude who's job it was to staple the playbooks together and do the photocopying for the SF 49ers. I kid you not. Xerox boy. Not a college QB or ex-NFL QB in sight. CF.

  • In reply to IrishSweetness:

    he's a dude, playin a dude, disguised as another dude

  • Got tenure today! Hell fucking yeah!

    My first order of business is to bludgeon all the texters in the hallway this morning.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    congrats doc. that is awesome man.

    Actually, you next order of business is to get bludgeoned by your newborn for the first 4-6 months. We're getting close!

    Two gifts in one month!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Agreed - I think a DBB baby registry would be great, but with the number of kids that Doc is determined to have, I wouldn't be able to retire.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Bastards!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    hee hee.... hee hee

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Nicely done!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Now you may commence unwanted touching of hot co-ed women! Awesome!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Sweet. Twice.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Yay!

    Now you can have Irish come through and teach a few classes on the Fed, taxes, USA foreign poicy, and the Rothchilds.

    Anyone a Whitest Kids U Know fan? Doc, this could be you!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AdClmPD6r4

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZHTFsw2Eqg

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    The off-season will be here soon enough Willy ....

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    just in time for the baby mang. nice job!

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    Congrats Doc!

    Second order of business? As John Prine's tune goes "You may see me tonight with an illegal smile. It don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while"

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    don't get lazy on em
    you know
    pull a roy

    get all fat and lazy
    lose focus
    then make snappy excuses
    for being a failure
    "that's sarcasm"

    I am proud of you
    and happy for your family
    you desrerve nothing
    but the best
    "that's heartfelt"

  • Ah fuckity fuck,

    Sorry about the Caprice call, an article said 70 Chevy Coupe and I assumed they were gonna go Caprice on that one.

    It was a Cranberry Red 70 Chevelle (note the 454 badge), probably an LS5 as Suh wouldn't know better - with perhaps the dumbest motherfucking Pep-boy rims ever. It appears he managed to snap the front AND rear axles, truly a magical feat, as the rear axle was probably a 10-bolt Moser, and that's not an easy task even with a nice 4" curb.

    If it's an LS5, with probably all kinds of dog shit aftermarket fly on it, car was about $45k or so. Doubt highly it was num matching.

    The smash in the rear quarter panel may have been where he met mister tree.

    Suh probably told his ho-bags that he wasn't doing shit for them, and now they are going to the fuzz (fuzz, man that's awesome). On the swoooooole.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Maybe he'll get a little "heat" for that, daddio.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I can dig it. Catch you on the flip side.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh man, click these links, and the page links. Suh should be in deep shit right now. He owes Portland PD bigtime.

    http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Passengers-say-Suh-lied-about-Portland-crash-135062198.html

    http://www.freep.com/article/20111205/SPORTS01/111205055/Women-say-they-were-injured-when-Ndamukong-Suh-crashed-car

    Fuck. Gotta go. Sorry if the links abp.

  • Looks like somebody tried to rob the January Packer troll....

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57337519-504083/police-man-robs-martial-arts-expert-gets-beaten-and-shot/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..read that earlier today and damn near pissed in my pants...hahahahahahahahahahahahaha...

    that bitch with think twice now about jacking someone...Dear God there is a justice!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    No, no, no - this is obviously Calendar Packer...
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57337293/naked-bodybuilder-attack-leaves-couple-badly-hurt/?tag=pop;stories

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    hahahahahahahahahaha...and the shit never stops....Clay is that you?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    jesus christ... I think that's probably much closer MBP.

    What the fuck is wrong with people. Jesus.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Saw this disturbing video today -

    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video640.php?v=wshh6Oe0p57YMcDOg7Gi&set_size=1

    Over. Shoes.

    What happened to just shooting people for Starter jackets? Ah, the good ol' days.

    Idiots put the video online, got kicked out of college and are going to jail...

    This is why I wear Rod Lavers.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Three things...

    1. I wish I could grow hair like that

    2. I want that Miller light lettermans jacket

    3. If that kid would have fallen and cracked his head, that dude could be up for murder. (http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2009/feb/02/bn02cravens124434-cravens-sentencing/) Listening Max?

    Stupid shit...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lite

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Da Lavers. So Pimp.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I bust these... can I be pimp too?

    http://www.zappos.com/adidas-originals-samba-leather-white-light-scarlet-gum?zlfid=111&recoName=zap_pdp_cross

    Just kidding, I pretty much wear flip flops 99% of the time.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    the fraid nots are sick: http://www.sanuk.com/fraid-not

    Or when we have a dressy event to go to I rock these: http://www.sanuk.com/vagabond-spam

    Johnny... I bet you thought I'd be bustin the spicoli specials: http://shop.vans.com/catalog/Vans/en_US/style/eyeori.html?categoryId=65120&colorCode=EYEBWW

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    University of Arizona practically issued a pair of Rainbows to everyone... I fucking HATE those things...

    Then I moved to Nebraska, where NO ONE wears sandals...

    So, uh, yeah... I rock the 'bows now. And they are friggin' awesome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i'm a flip flop guy until it snows.

  • In reply to Waffle 2.0:

    ain't no snow in cali my man

  • In reply to gpldan:

    wait wait wait... there was nothing in there about how that dude's face ended up looking like that.

    Says he wrestled the gun away, then shot himself in the ankle... so where in there did the ass beating happen?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like how he's kind of yellow and purple, like he painted for a vikings game using a splatter brush.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Maybe when the victim read the perp his Miranda rights?

    See what I did there?

  • BradBiggs1 day ago Lovie: "We're going to make improvements with our (QB) group. We're not looking on the outside. We're not going to have a QB tryout."

    Caleb is our quaterback.

    And The Cajun scud missle had 9 tackles. How many were on our guys... or was that only conte?

  • Incredibly interesting if you have some time. Start at around 8:30 if you'd like a headstart... the real wooooow comes at around the 10 minute mark on.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    this might help: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/05/deb-roy-the-birth-of-a-wo_n_1120762.html?ref=technology&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl14%7Csec1_lnk3%7C117873

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Youtube or pornhub?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    of course pornhub. hahahahahahahahaha

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jizzonline is fairly good. Apparently.

  • http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/multimediapopup.asp?mm_file_id=2765&play_clip=Y&rn=5

    hysterical @ about :55 contract year..Peppy saying you ain't gone a get a contract doing that

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Hilarious.

  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/05/auto-correct-fails-damn-you-auto-correct-2011_n_1130737.html#s522107&title=First_Date

    #10... I was crying.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought #9...kissed me under some cameltoe!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't know which one is #10, but the pumas thing has tears running down my face, and I look like a freak at work.

    Fuck cubicle life.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    hahahahaha... that's the one maing. I was crying too... my side hurts.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Number 5.. lol

  • In reply to Artoo:

    The Uncle Dick one on the site is better than any of those I think...

    God, you need to go read the Top 25; there are several that I think are much funnier than all those...

    http://damnyouautocorrect.com/13603/the-25-funniest-autocorrects-of-dyacs-first-year/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Those were all pretty good. But yeah, pumas was audibly hilarious. Holy shit. Good stuff guys.

  • no worries, we will shut down tebow everything is ok caleb is our man lovie said so. congrats to a 11-5 season ;]

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    what's this all aboot doc

    (sorry canada, couldn't resist)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I doon't know. I saw it and clicked on it. The dude's lameness (despite the great accent) along with the family guy clips were funny to me, eh?. Not as funny as that autocorrect shit though. Jesus. I'm still laughing.

    Hoser.

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    3 million freaking views!

    Wow.

    I need an accent.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Additionally, since I'm not offended by any of that.. Am I a psychopath?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    No. It means you don't take life too seriously. Congratulations.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzSOJJNRfHg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    one of canada's best exports: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y66OKTcYDmA

    (sorry canada, couldn't resist)

  • here you go doc: http://uncrate.com/stuff/corter-leather-guitar-picks/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Does Uncrate do registries?

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    no idea... check it out.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    kidding, mang. The whole idea of registries is ludicrous to me.

    Can you imagine a homeless person begging for particular things.

    Sign:

    "Anything Helps. "

    "Especially,:
    gloves,
    shoes,
    burgers (preferably BK),
    White Cascadia Pure Mountain Drinking water (16 oz containers only pls),
    gluten free wheat bread,
    his & her matching scarves..."

    "Registered at the Salvation Army under #16..."

  • In reply to Doc Nitty 34:

    I like it Doc. www.hoboregistry.com

    You'll be an interwebs hundredaire!

  • http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings/_/year/2011/week/14

    they lost me after #7.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sorry, after 6 I meant.

  • Looks like Da Blogfather is stuck in Chicago, Gents.

    One of you home town boys needs to go pick up His Bloginess at the airport in a stretch limo stashed with Old-Style. Show that man a little blog hospitality.

  • Is the complexity of Mike Martz' system really the thing that is restricting the Bears from bringing in another Quarterback? I find it pretty incredible that the Chicago Brass would tolerate/support an Offensive Coordinator whose system:

    - Requires a lengthy timetable to become familiar with
    - Does not suit the personnel of the organization
    a. Does not play to the strengths of the personnel
    b. Exploits the weaknesses of the personnel
    - Puts the starting quarterback's health at a considerable risk
    - Is not insured by a satisfactory contingency back up QB plan (despite the above concern)
    - Hasn't survived at the same organization for more than a couple of years in the last decade

    Honestly, why the fuck does he still have a job?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    two words.

    Jerry. Angelo.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    From what I've read, Martz uses his back-up QB as his whipping boy, and doesn't allow him to practice with the # ones and doesn't allow him into meetings when doing game strategy. Martz makes me feel icky inside when I hear him talk. The guy is creepy.

  • Most of us are asking the same question. Although, the lack of a satisfactory backup QB probably can't be placed at the foot of Mad Mike. He has always thought Hanie was not any good and it now appears he was right. Somebody else gets the credit for keeping Hanie around for four fucking years. Angela, are you listening?

  • Our offensive system is not backup QB friendly. Heck, it's not even starting QB friendly.

  • Congrats on the tenure Doc. That should free up some of your time to focus on more important things in life, like the run-pass ratio of Martz's offense. You can also analyze the success rate of pass plays with an empty backfield, and break it down even further when the QB does a seven step drop. My initial hypotheses is that it results in a net loss of yards.
    Please enlighten me, now that your sitting at the top of the ivory tower.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Can I subscribe to your newsletter?

  • Are you ready for some banter boys?

    Is it a game?
    Is it a business?
    Is it a shell game?
    Is it a religion?
    Is it therapy?
    Is it a mirage?

    To me, I think football is a little bit of all of the above. I think there are quite a few different aspects of football that impact my life as a fan. One thing's for sure, I can't help but notice the hyperbole or the exaggerated impact it has on my life. If I were to categorize what football means to me, I guess the words I would use to best describe it's value to me would be, "football is an escape from the daily grind". It's an opportunity to transcend our dreams, aspirations, passions and emotions into a sport for the better part of the year.

    What does our sport mean to you?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    NASCAR!

    But seriously, you've been quite insightful lately Trac.

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