Lovie, Jerry Face Tenure-Defining Seasons in 2012

Lovie, Jerry Face Tenure-Defining Seasons in 2012

I am no longer going to engage in two debates.

  1. I will no longer argue against those who believe the Bears have lost four straight games because of a lack of depth on their roster. The results of these four games have been affected by the lack of depth at a single position: quarterback. The Bears have not received poor play from their backup signal caller. They have received horrible, unprofessional, career ending play. No team in football could win a game with Caleb Hanie at quarterback.
  2. I will no longer debate who is responsible for the Hanie Debacle. Why? Because I don't know. I do know the organization tried to attain Kyle Orton and when that failed acted quickly in signing Josh McCown. I know the organization believed very much in Hanie's performance in the NFC title game. I know Mike Martz never believed in Hanie. But I do not know who made which call regarding what on Hanie. And frankly neither do you. If you want to put all that blame on Jerry Angelo, fine. I'm just not discussing it anymore because it's a road to nowhere.

Here is what I will argue: the tenures of Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith in Chicago (both under contract through 2013) will be defined by the club's performance in 2012. No matter how the remainder of the 2011 regular season and playoffs turn out, next year's expectations will begin where this year's died: the moment Jay Cutler's thumb went all kooky on a tackle attempt for a soon-to-be 7-3 football team. The Bears will be expected to pick up from right there, that moment, that tackle and make a Super Bowl run. Anything short of playing deep in January will not be acceptable.

Why? Because the team is closer to complete than they have been since Mike Ditka was the head coach. They have the big quarterback. They need a caretaker behind him. They have the big running back. They'll franchise him and keep Kahlil Bell waiting in the wings. They have talent at wide receiver - Knox's speed, Bennett's rapport with Cutty - and need to add a big target on the outside. (This offseason will see a few exceptional receivers on the open market.) They have a young, developing offensive line and may look to add Fred Miller/Ruben Brown types for a veteran presence on the outside while former first-rounders Chris Williams and Gabe Carimi return. And the defense, contrary to naysaying fans, did not show the age that is supposedly bringing it down any day now. Nor did it see its lack of depth at linebacker and defensive end tested this season. The Bears will look to fortify each position early-ish in the draft.

They will now pick in the middle of the first round, barring a trade. They have substantial cap space, barring any lucrative extensions. They have specific roster needs and are in prime position to address them. They are also unlikely to see much turnover at the major coaching positions unless you still believe the fictional reports of Mike Martz being considered for everything from Bayonne, New Jersey's Superintendent of Schools to Ron Paul's running mate. The Bears will have a lot of things going for them come next season. They'll have no excuses.

These last six games of the 2011 campaign will be a memory come Bourbonnais next year. All we'll remember and discuss is the 7-3 team, putting up thirty points a game, looking poised to challenge the Packers for conference dominance. Those expectations will be placed on the 2012 Chicago Bears starting Week One. The first week of a tenure-defining season for Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith.

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  • First to say..LDL looks like he's shitting is panties and "glitchy" has that shit-eating grin on his mug..saying.."I don't smell a thing"...

  • and blogfader I second our demise of the Mayan 2012 Season...If this scenario you portray for our future and the "We are all Set" ideology that your second & third paragraph state...WE are all about to start the Clown Car for next season...more to follow

  • Thanks for the sobriety.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Viva..two words...Fuck Me!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Dude, what? Haha

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I know we all share a special bond, but this is not a dating site.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Give that pussy a workout

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  • In reply to gpldan:

    tee hee hee

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    you sick son of a bitches...hahahahahahahahahaha

  • Because the team is closer to complete than they have been since Mike Ditka was the head coach

    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    as for Fort Knox.....has anyone on this blog had back surgery that he has had? anyone???..anyone????............ I mean we don't even know if he will be a 100% or not...all the fucking doctors in the world can say he will be 100% but they are not the one's getting cut intoon the table..they are spectators...don't get me wrong I love johnny..and btw (not that way) but lets not say he will be back 100%...that's that damn "We are all set" ideology..WE NEED BACK UP PLANS..it's called depth..something our management seems not to understand to well.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Knox's injury could well affect his Psyche.
    It LOOKED horrific.
    Imagine how it felt.

    It is my contention that that 2, once OUTSTANDING Bears were never the same after their firt major injuries.

    Neal Anderson and Nathan Vasher.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    He could very well never recover mentally. At the least it will take some time before he feels comfortable going over the middle. Filling the WR position just became even more crucial.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I guess you could look at it that way but it's like saying "You don't sweat much for a fat girl."

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    http://tinyurl.com/8a3umla

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP...my eyes..my eyes....shit that's burnt into my retina's now...thanks for nothing...bbbwwwahhhh

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Poor downstairs neighbor.

  • Cheese, dripping from the ceiling...

  • It seems you are unwilling or unable to see the forest for the trees.

  • Jeff I think you gloss over the WR's and OL. Cutler makes both units look better than they are. Way too many ifs and no sure things. Bennett is a good possession receiver. Knox is a complimentary receiver. That's all we have. Devin is a non-factor, Sanzenbacher drops way too many and Roy is history. The OL is still a mess. Webb can't handle speed rushers. Louis has looked awful recently and we have no idea about Carimi. Not a lot of production from the tackle position.

    Who knows if our safeties will get better. If not, they are below avg. I love Peanut but he's an avg CB with a special skill. The other side is way below avg. We have 2 great LB's, an avg SLB and nothing behind them.

    Honestly, the loss of Cutler exposed this roster. He was making up for a lot of so-so talent. When he went down the tide rose up and swallowed this season.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I'll buy all of that ... bar Louis, I think he's a-hurtin'. Lance is the real deal when healthy but Webb is just a liability, as are any of our receivers bar Earl the pearl. With all of these FAs that are going to be floating around it would be really nice to have a front office that could sort the chaff from the wheat. If we could just put that wall up in front of Cutty, with some quality backups to boot, and find a stud for him to throw to ... it would make any slackening from the defense at least bearable next season. Put a bunch of points on the board, keep the ball away from their offense and not get Prater-ized.

  • Jeff- You really dont think anyone will get the ax after this season? I could see Angelo getting the boot. I'm scared to see Martz go just because that means a new offensive scheme and a learning curve which means time and most likely losses. Let see if they can sign a couple WR's and bolster their DB core. Add a backup QB and I will actually agree with lovie when he says "we're good"

  • Because the NFL is a bidness nobody is getting fired. Jerry might retire and Martz might leave, but nobody is getting fired.

    Except Roy Williams. Roy Williams is getting fired.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Haha. Thats true. Everyone gets to save face and live to fight, or ruin their new teams season, another day.

  • The damage is already done, kind of like global warming. The bitch about having a GM with a poor draft record is that you don't truly realize the losses until 3-4 years later when you need them the most. Everyone focuses on the now.

  • In reply to Shady:

    yaaaaay!!!!

    shady, you down tonight? with a fucking blues tofs I fucking hope.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Down like a clown Charlie Brown.

  • In reply to Shady:

    nice. fire up that bloo toofs maing.

    Fucking silent raider.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Sadly, if we were owned by Jerry Jones, Angelo would have been fired.

    But the McCaskey's aren't gonna fire Angelo. Angelo's their best accountant.

    And in the improbable chance Angelo retires or is fired, the McCaskey's are just gonna promote Russell or some other former Seattle/Rams mediocre middle man.

  • In reply to Shady:

    And Hanie. He's getting the shitcan.

  • The worrying thing is, they don't know a good QB when it comes time to hiring one. Cutler was a default move. Kyle was okay (and thank you neckbeard for stuffing the Packers, that was sweet), Griese had his moments, but evceryone else has sucked. Angelo thought Sex Cannon was the future of the franchise for Payton's sake.

    What about the LBs? We haven't even got the full set. I've been waiting every season to see a guy you can call Urlacher's backup - watching Hillenmeyer try to play football just knocked the wind out of me. Cutty AND Urlacher need quality backups. I'd go with MLB in the first round because we can repalce Garza with Spencer, we can't replace Lac with anybody. The only position we're probably set at is RB.

  • I believe Angelo is back if he wants to be.

  • When I get depressed about this year, all I have to do is remind me of this bullshit. Fucking Ditka.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCaRRuxiMhI

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Would you rather have Flutie or Hanie?

  • Flutie.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Watching that, I see a lot of inaccurate passing, happy feet and general lack of poise under pressure. But there were some good throws in there, not all of which were caught.

    Sounds familiar...

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Flutie was a baller for such a dwarf. Give me a Flutie or a Tomczak or a Fuller any old day of the week.

  • He didn't really develop into a starting QB until after his time in the CFL - seems like a career path that Hanie should have followed.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Thank god for Ironworkerjeff ...

  • No-brainer.

    Flutie.

    And I mean I bet if he suited up RIGHT NOW he goes no worse than 2-2 in those last 4 games!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Great video. Really enjoyed it. Fighting depression with more depression... there's something very Frankie & Willie abut that.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1N01V73IAc

  • Okay, here's my personal evaluation of our WR group.

    #1 Reciever - We don't have one. We don't have the "Before this coverage blitz happens, let's see if Joe Wideout over there can make a play against the safety" guy. There are guys like this entering free agency in 2012, let's get one. Also, what would it take to get Brandon Marshall?

    #2 Reciever (Flanker) - This is Earl Bennett. Put the right guy on the other side of the field and Bennett will have 1000 yards next season.

    #3 Reciever (Slot) - Knox can be this guy, so can Hester as a backup.

    Backup/Special Teams Guy - We had Davis, he was great. We had Hurd, he was fine, except for the whole federal offense thing. We'll once again need someone to play WR but focus on specials. Hester is also a ST stud, but I'm talking more about the coverage unit.

    Notice Sanzenbacher is not on this list. He's not bad coming off the bench and he could develop into something (remember he was undrafted), but he needs to improve his hands if he wants to be a starter. If he can't be a solid special teams guy or improve his ball catching, he'll be gone in a year or two.

    So with Bennett, Knox, Sanzy and Hester at WR, that leaves two open spots, the #1 and the ST stud. The smart move (I think) is to spend some cash on the right free agent to be the #1 guy. That should be the biggest news item for Chicago in the offseason this year.

    We can try for special teams/backup in rounds 3-5 of the draft, and possibly a second prospect in 6-7 as well. I would also be fine with another FA pickup. Special teams guys don't need to be high in the draft, but with Hurd out, we will need to pick somebody up.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Dane needs to be SanzenGRABBER a lot more often.

    Too many appearances this season as SANZENBOBBLER and SANZENDROPPER.

  • Lighten up, Francis

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-pat-robertson-blasts-snl-skit-on-tebow-jesus-20111220,0,954258.story

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yeah, dude needs to be a biiiiit more up in arms when freakshows like ted fucking haggard get caught smoking crack while getting sucked off by a gay street-whore.

    Jesus... their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought Haggard fell and his mouth just landed through a penis...

  • hee hee

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://youtu.be/YgtxTfCIzv4

  • fucking cartman. classic.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He shouldn't be watching SNL anyways.

  • MB...where the f are you?

    I figured you would be blowing a vein on the top of your forehead right now with this thread...it would be so big it might even have it's own zip code.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I'm over it lobo. I can only wish for the best. Some of the guys are right though... if there aren't any other/better options we might as well just take our medicine and take our chances with angelo next year.

    I don't trust the McC's to go all out to get the best that we need/deserve. We need a top 3 guy maing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think the Bears are contractually obligated to pay Angelo next year anyway. As a few here have said before, he's not necessarily bad, just mediocre. Even if the McCaskeys have decided to go in another direction, the personnel is in place (barring injuries, of course) to at least be competitive so why not keep him around next year? My only concern is his influence with regards to the 2012 draft....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I was actualy hoping he'd end it himself TJ... as rumors had suggested.

    And yes, if he's around he WILL fuck our 2012 draft.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Regarding the Bears and their drafts under the current regime, this article saysit all:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-1221-mulligan-bears-nfl--20111221,0,1726709.column

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    jesus... frightening.

    I honestly can't see why jeff and some of the guys still defend want angelo around.!?!? Just boggles my mind.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    great find btw TJ

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    exactly Tobi.

    When was the last time Angelo picked a stud first rounder?

    We can't afford to miss in next year's draft.

    We all know he's doesn't like choosing WRs in the first round and that just happens to be our biggest immediate need.

  • Also, pretty good article in NFP by Greg Gabriel (why did the Bears get rid of him again?). THe bears weren't the only team with a dud backup QB:

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/The-lesson-learned-from-the-2011-NFL-season.html

    Also, I'm really afraid for this child if the Packers don't make it through the playoffs:
    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Wisconsin-woman-choked-her-daughter-after-Packers-lost.html

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I think there was something wrong with his gut:

    "As Director of College Scouting for Chicago in 2008 I was much involved with the process of “recruiting” Hanie..."

    "I know this about Hanie — he is a gamer and a winner..."

    "My gut feeling is he is going to play well and lead the Bears to the playoffs..."

    "Knowing him the way I do, I bet that he will be one of the big stories of the last weeks of the 2011 NFL season."

    ---Greg Gabriel
    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Who-is-Caleb-Hanie.html

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Just joking, btw. Gabriel was let go before Hanie failed to pan out, and I can't blame him for having high hopes for Hanie after last year, I had them myself. On the other hand, I'm not a scout.

  • Man, hurd might be lucky he was caught. He could very easily have ended up like this poor bastard instead: http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/20/world/americas/mexico-police-killed/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Methamphetamine is the big thing in Thailand. 'Yaa Baa' or 'crazy medicine' is what they call. I debated about whether to post this video - it's pretty graphic - so those who are ... I don't know, it's bad. This is what one father did to his children after taking the stuff. I don't know what the cocktail was, but how do you do this to your own kids. Again, not for the faint hearted. Skip the ad.

    http://video.mthai.com/player.php?id=6M1307605986M0

  • now that I have kids I can't watch shit like that... I won't even go to the link Irish.

    Kids changed everything for me... especially having a girl. So much more cautious about most things now. Want to be around to walk her down the isle if at all possible.

  • The 7-3 team that utterly spanked the Lions...now those douchebags are going to the playoffs instead.

    Fuck. What a horrible season.

    There's no words to express the frustration.

    Blue Balls till Sep 2012...

  • The Bears took a major punch when Cutler went down. The knockout punch was Forte getting hurt. No team can withstand that kind of blow.

  • posting this again from TJ above. Everyone needs to read it...

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-1221-mulligan-bears-nfl--20111221,0,1726709.column

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A big part of this equation was trading away draft picks MB. There is always a hidden cost for trading tomorrow's future away for today glory. Angelo traded for Cutty because his head was on the chopping block. Is he a great QB? Yup, no doubt. Are we any closer to a SuperBowl appearance than the year before we traded for him? No. The truth of the matter is, our Bears are more than likely gonna end up 8-8 which was our record that year.

  • so much for tofu

    BradBiggs about an hour ago #Broncos gave former #Bears FB Will Ta'ufo'ou a tryout today

  • Martz never believed in Hanie... I'm having a little trouble with that meme. It makes sense in the context of Todd Collins, but it clashes with the fact that Hanie was allowed to quarterback the Bears out of contention while Martz' boy, Nathan Enderle, sat on the sidelines. Does Martz have no pull at all? Or has he lost faith in Enderle? Maybe Enderle isn't ready yet, or Martz is afraid to risk his pet project in a mere football game.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-05-02/sports/ct-spt-0503-bears-pompei-martz--20110502_1_dan-lefevour-bears-offensive-coordinator-mike-martz

    I don't know. I just don't want to see Hanie and McCown again.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I really would prefer to see Enderle start over McCown (and naturally, over Hanie).

    I know McCown spent time with Martz before, but Enderle is Martz' pet project, and McCown I see more as an emergency QB.

    But this could be McCown's try out to be our back up in 2012.

    If McCown performs well, then he's our 2 and Enderle's our 3.

    If McCown looks aweful, than for sure we're going to be hunting for a veteran QB next year, while Enderle still learns from Martz.

    Enderle seems prototypical - 6'4 240. He also completed 63% as a Senior.

    But between our banged up oline, no Forte, his immobility, an away game at our biggest rivals house (on Xmas in front of a national audience), who also happens to be the defending SB champs and favored SB repeaters...it might not be the ideal situation to throw a 5th rounder into.

    Then again, there is such a thing as Trial by Fire.

  • I understand why you might not want to put Enderle in against GB, now that the season is over, barring a miracle.

    But if Martz believes in Enderle, and has no faith in Hanie, why not put Enderle in against Seattle, or Denver, when he could have made a difference?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Martz might be more comfortable with McCown who has a bit more experience than Enderle at GB for all those factors I mentioned.

    Personally, I'd like to see Enderle start at cheese country. Give me a reason to watch the game.

    But the organization (not necessarily Martz) might want to see if McCown is a viable cheap option as back-up for next year.

  • The GB game isn't a good test of McCown's viability as a backup to Jay Cutler. A better test would be to drop Jay Cutler from the John Hancock building to see if he has suddenly become indestructible.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I don't think that would be enough for Sac to regain his faith at this point.
    You'd probably have to put him in a tub of concrete and bury him in the ocean, Megatron-style to satisfy Sac's thirst for vengeance for the broken thumb.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Haha- Not that much. Just finish a season and the playoffs next year and I'll go right out and buy a Jay Cutler pro-bowl jersey.

  • Hey, you know Super-Jay would come flying right through a missile sub and start throwing TDs if they tried that shit.

  • I don't know. Does anyone care what happens right now? If we can't beat the lesser teams, we don't have a prayer in Lambeau. And I don't even care at this point what does happen in Lambeau. Next year is all we can hope for.

  • I do.

    Win.

    It's the only thing that matters.

  • Jesus...Pat Robertson disapproves of SNL skit of Tebow...

    "Robertson said Muslims would be outraged by a skit portraying Muhammad in such a manner. "If this had been a Muslim country and they had done that, and had Muhammad doing that stuff, you would have found bombs being thrown off! And bodies on the street!" Robertson said.

    By contrast, Robertson said, in America, "We think it's OK."

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-pat-robertson-blasts-snl-skit-on-tebow-jesus-20111220,0,954258.story

    So, we should be more like Muslims now, Pat?

    Good Grief.

  • Jesus said, "many will stand before me and say Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? And then I will confess to them, 'I have never known you, remove yourselves far from me, you workers of evil.'

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Ohez Noez, I am worker of evil.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No matter how you translate Mark 3:29, I'm fucked.

    http://bible.cc/mark/3-29.htm

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/a-city-mom/assets_c/2011/04/home-alone-thumb-345x207-349080-thumb-374x224-349081.png

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Myself. I'm safe. I've never actually mentioned the holy spirit explicitly. Matter of fact, I got no problem with the holy spirit. Some of my favorite female body parts are holy.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Blessed are the cheesemakers .....

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Damn, jesus was a ruthless mofo wasn't he trac.... wasn't he?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I understand why you would say that.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    our book is even worse. Just pretty brutal stuff all around. Not very forgiving stuff.

    I guess you gotta be tough when the goal is to keep the riff raff in line.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ed zachary.

    Confucius say: man who go to bed with itchy butt, wake up with smelly finger.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Old Testament God was more like Darth Vader "...Abraham, kill me a son...", the New Testament dude was more like Mr. Garrison from South Park, "Okay people, everybody just love one another mmmkay?"

  • Pat Robertson? Really? Does any one give crap what that "I have a direct line to the Lord" charlatan thinks?

    He's gonna be really surprised when he meets his maker and is greeted with "Get the Hell out of here! We we REALLY mean Hell".

  • Whoa Jeff - you don't think who backs up the franchise QB lies at Angelo's feet? The buck certainly stops there regardless of who scouts who. Angelo doesn't do the accounts ..... he's resaponsible for the product on the field, and apart from a few key players, that product sucks donkey balls.

  • Doesn't lie at his feet if the coaching staff says this guy is good to go. He's our guy. If Jerry would have replaced Hanie, MB would have led the charge on Halas Hall......I put this one on Lovie. Martz had made it apparent he didnt think Hanie had "it" Looks like he was right. Im not even sure MB would drop this one at Angelos door......coaches have final say over their talent and I never heard them begging for someone else.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    it's always somehow anglo's fault Murph.

    In all seriousness, he's the guy that's ultimately responsible for the personnel on the field and on the sidelines. Do with that what you will.

    I've never said this before on the blog, but I really wouldn't mind a guy who misses once in a while because he's taking calculated risks and/or being aggressive to get us where we need to be. What I have said ad nauseum is that I can't stomach a guy who can only do the slam dunk easy deal (pep, cutty, bearjew, etc...) but has an abysmal record with anything else. I want a strategic, smart, deal making GM who knows how to evaluate and acquire talent. period. Isnt' that the core of what a GM's supposed to do?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    "Im not even sure MB would drop this one at Angelos door"

    HA HA!

    See below hehe

  • I'd go for a LT and WR, or at least sign a WR in FA. From my understanding, Carimi is not athletic enough for LT but is a mauler in the run game, and the right side of the line is what butters that bread. Also, it'd be worth shelling out some cash to bring Kyle back, if he'd be willing to be the #2.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    He just beat the undefeated Fudge under a new coach with a fucked up thumb and 2 weeks of knowing the playbook...

    I think the Chiefs are gonna give him a chance to start. And when they get Jamaal Charles back and with their D, Orton is prob not going anywhere unfortunately.

  • Index finger, not thumb.
    Other than that, it's not the Chiefs decision to make. It's Kyle's.

    He is an UFA as of the end of this season.

    And keep in mind, Matt Cassell is in the middle of a six-year, $63 million contract ($28m was guaranteed). So, it's not like the Chiefs don't already have a ton of money locked up in the position.
    The Chiefs are going to have to make a pretty difficult choice here because I don't see any way they sign Orton without cutting strings to Cassell. For a guy that just lost his job to Tebow, I'm not sure that makes alot of sense.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Carimi has got to be better than the Mummy we have currently installed at LT. The dude has already played left tackle ... Webb just straight can't play.

    Kyle's a winner, he knows there's a spot for him in the NFL ... even if it's in Kansas. We should increase the Jew-count by one and sign Rosenfels somehow. Somebody who's good, but doesn't command starter money.

  • Good post, Jeff. Expectations will be high again next year and for good reason.
    I love the Bears like all of you, but I'm not sure I agree that the Bears were a real threat against the Packers, though. Yes we were on a 5-game winning streak, but the Bears have lost 5 of the last 6 against Green Bay, and the 1 win was by 3 at home in a game when GB committed a mind-blowing 18 penalties. Plus, we would have had to beat them on the road, which is a tall task for anyone.
    The main reason we're not at Green Bay's level is because our offense hasn't been able to keep up with theirs. Our D plays them as well as anyone, but they still put up 20-27 on us just about every time. Our offense rarely breaks 20 against their D, though, leaving us on the short end of the stick. We were averaging 30 points a game, but we didn't do that against GB. Last year we scored 30 or more in 3 straight games before the NFC title game and then GB shut out Cutty's offense in Chicago. Somehow we haven't managed to put up points on GB like some teams have this year.
    Until proven otherwise, I'm going to say we need a lot of improvement to unseat them. Here's to a good draft and free agent acquisitions for the offensive line.

  • In reply to bearsfanatic:

    The Kansas city Chiefs just beat the Packers with a QB that doesn't know their playbook. Green Bay has the second worst defense in the league ..... we would have torn them a new one with Cutty under center IMHO. Their leaky defense would have allowed Cutty to march up and down the field keeping the ball out of Rodgers hands. With our defense getting good rest, they could have done their thing with Rodgers. We almost beat them in the NFC champs game with our third string QB ... Caleb Hanie at that. I wasn't afraid of GB one bit, until Johnny Knox fell over.

  • Wait, Jeff am I reading this correctly? Do you believe JA is coming back next year?

    I see no way he survives the off season. Carimi's injury and Sam Hurd ended his run here with the Bears.

    There is not a doubt in my mind Angelo is gone after this year. Frankly Im shocked you would assume hes coming back.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    The McCaskeys are nothing if not stupid in holding onto dead weight.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    good point, however Ive heard that George McCaskey, who assumed control in May of this year I believe, may not subscribe to some of the older ways of doing things. I have no basis for that though...

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Don't know DM...

    I'd also be pleasantly surprised if Angelo were gone in 2012.

    But the Bears top peeps don't inspire confidence anyhow. Like I said, even if he is gone, they would probably hire some mediocre guy to replace him.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    from your mouth to trac's god's ears DM.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    I'd be shocked if they fired him. Why would they pay him 14 million to walk away? It's all about the bottom line for the McCaskeys, it wouldn't make any sense to pay off his contract and then also hire a new guy. Then again, they could just fire him and not replace him for two years. We'd automatically be a better organization.

  • Life is.... so unfair: http://twitpic.com/7w8kfr

  • And I know i've been off it for a while, but I couldn't pass this one up.

    Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKb1IeovH60

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    jebus MB............your arteries got to be scary...and again this reminds my of you 60 + years from now bra...and your kids talking to you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdbZEXfPwmg&feature=related

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    or this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=RV-p51fvYLc

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    it won't matter
    just how fat
    these oinkers get
    they won't know
    they are in a body
    after consuming
    aluminum laden
    bacon strips
    mmmmmmmmmm
    alzheimers

  • I'm pretty sure JA and Lovie are signed through 2013. Unless JA steps down (doubtful), I'm guessing he's coming back next year. Mgmt has the built-in excuse of injuries. The McCaskey's hate to pay someone to NOT come to work. Also, I'm guessing if JA steps down it's Ruskell's job to lose. Second verse same as the first.

    I was going to link the Mulligan article but you guys beat me to it (twice). I agree with Trac that the 2 first rounders we gave up for Jay have to factor in there. But let's be honest, looking at JA's track record (see how I did that?), he would have fucked up both of those picks.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    *sigh*

    Thanks for the dose of reality canada. FML.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    "McCash-Keys hate to pay someone to Not come to work."

    that is it in a nutshell
    he has been gettin' payed
    to not actually work
    for quite some time now
    just look at how
    his lazer sharp radar
    let Hanie fly right through
    it's all seeing field
    without even a blip

    there is "WORKING" for pay
    and there is also
    getting paid to
    look like you are "WORKING"

  • hey mbp, did you look at the fan confidence meeter today? 65% baby! What in thee fuck does that thing measure? I think it's a alternate/converse universe misery meeter. Holy crow.

    ...we were.... inverted.

    Oh,a nd Jeff...

    "dabearsblog Mark Sanchez called Giants a "crosstown rival". 1. Is the town East Rutherford, NJ? 2. How are they cross anything?"

    He can say anything he wants, he's banging kate upton. (yes I said that just to say it)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I saw that on SI's site and I was going to taunt you with it (just in case you weren't depressed enough). Always happy to go the extra kilometer for you!

    Also, I think the Bears probably made the right call to start McCown over Enderle against the Fudgies. You know Capers will come at the QB from all angles and Enderle would probably struggle with that more than McCown. I'm guessing Enderle will start against the BiQueens because they play the Cover-2 and he HAS to be familiar with that D. That is, of course, if McCown doesn't play lights out against the Fudgies (fat chance of that).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Right now, I imagine the brain trust are wondering whether it wouldn't be advantageous to lose to the Pack Sunday night.
    1) every loss now "helps" in draft position
    2) without Cutler and Forte, we're not going to make any noise in the playoffs even if we back into them
    3) If McCown comes out and leads this team to a win over the Packers, there is going to be holy hell to pay for stubbornly sticking with Caleb through the monstrosity that has been the last 4 weeks.
    I thought Caleb could be a winner but every time I thought, gee, they should take a look at McCown or Enderle to ignite a spark or even just to evaluate the position, they kept marching Hanie back out there.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Did I miss something.... wouldnt Jay be back for the playoffs? And if Matt stops pouting he should be back too so if we did make it by some miracle then we should look at least a little better.

  • Optimistically, if Jay and Matt were to come back and we were in the playoffs...nah, I just don't think we'd be OK. I felt differently a couple of weeks ago, but this D has got to be getting worn out and key guys on the O are looking beat up too.
    I just don't think it'd be worth the risk for either of them at this point. That MCL sprain could turn into a blown knee, and Cutler's thumb better be 100% for him to come back this year. Otherwise, we're asking for long-term trouble.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    If we were a game up on the Lions right now AS WE SHOULD BE...I'd probably feel different - roll the dice and see what happens...but after this month?
    Nah.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    the fix is in
    McClown has been told
    to embarrass himself
    for an extra $100 grand
    he cannot make the braintrust
    look bad and actually
    win one
    that would bring
    all the more heat
    to the mind of a clueless body

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That confidence meter is so f-cked up.

    I can't even muster up fake enthusiasm at this point.

    OTOH, I am looking forward to Sunday night for one reason and one reason only.

    It would be totally in keeping with the way this season has gone that the Bears would find it in them to not lose to the one team that everyone has been forecasting them to lose to for the last several months.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I bet he bangs her really badly though and doesn't realise that tongue and fingers are the key.

  • http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/320382-will-bears-chase-receiver-in-12?sct=hp_bf2_a6&eref=sihp

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dan Hampton made an appearance in my area this past Monday. There were some quotes in the paper, and the way hes been talking on television, you have an ally in Hamp. I think he despises Angelo just as much, and possibly more than you.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Buffone made an appearance at a bar near me right after the loss. I almost went. I just listened instead.

    Buffone wants to rip Angelo's head off and shit down his neck.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    maybe I should hook up with those two?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you sir
    can stand alone
    you're doin' fine
    just don't waffle
    in the face of positive pressure
    to keep the clueless one

    try this
    it is simple logic
    if you can't judge
    the talent on your team
    after four years of viewing
    how can you judge
    a college prospect
    from 4 months of
    video tape

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ... and arm yourselves with bats and pay a visit to Jerry's house please. For crimes against the Bear Nation, judgement has been passed ...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That was one of those, "no shit, Sherlock" articles.

    The best part of next year is that this team will actually hold OTAs and a true training camp. It should shake shit out a little better than this year - and no, I'm not saying the backup QB situation would have changed. After the NFC champ game, he was basically anointed our backup QB - camp wasn't going to change that.

    I'm thinking that with the depth at QB in the draft this year, as far as first round talent, I would not be opposed to going that route with our mid-first round pick.
    Pursue help at WR in free agency, draft QB, LB, Corner, and OL (guard, guard, guard, guard....) in that order.
    Let Webb, Carimi, and Louis battle it out for the two starting tackle spots, and either move Louis or Carimi in to the RG spot. Cookie can stay at LG with our 3rd rounder as a plug-in (and probable replacement for Ed Williams).
    Find a guy who can start at MLB if Dom Deluise isn't it - a guy in Lach's mold is going to be difficult to find but we can't have a massive dropoff at the position if he gets injured.
    We should be able to find a system cornerback in round 2-3 that can contribute on ST. I thought Bowman would be the guy but he is either injured or brain-farting away his opportunities when they do come. That blown coverage at Denver was a killer.

    That's my prescription for an NFC championship next year and building for a few years beyond.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Man our DB situation scares me the most. Wright, Meriweather, Steltz? That combined with the weak play of everyone except Peanut at CB means I want multiple DB's. We get better coverage from our DB's and Peppers will have a career season.

  • I'm not nearly as worried about our safeties now as I was with Hitman back there...but cornerback, I think we should get some depth. I like Corey Graham in flashes but Peanut won't last forever.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Center and Mike must both be filled within two years, preferably ASAP. That's two first rounders, or a first and second rounder at the very least. Everything else comes after that. The thing is, we need help everywhere except RB, and Angela/Ruskell are not capable of finding it. There are no quick fixes to ten years of failed drafts, and the Cutler trade put us further back again. I love the guy, but unless he wins us a SB, it fkd up the overall squad beyond that which was already fkd. If that makes any sense.

  • I agree on a first or sound round pick on MLB, but this year, a first rounder on a center would be a waste. You take what's there - don't reach for a guy in the first round just because.

  • George McCaskey has many current commonalities with Kim Jong II that go way beyond both men's affinity for eastern european hookers, fine cognacs and reports that both men scored 11 holes in one in their first golf outings respectively.

    They are both ready to to shed their prior successor's history and create a new image for themselves and their respective entities.

    George is the only McCaskey that I've heard keep reiterating the importance of winning Championships. I've heard him talk about the importance of winning SBs every time he talks to media.

    I think he's got big enough Webbos to drop Angelo after this season, but I think his eggs are not big enough to go outside the organisation. Thus, I think Mr. Ruskell is the GM next year.

    I believe Lovie will stay. I've heard George is very fond of what Lovie has been able to do with the sub-par talent Angelo has brought in.

    There is no depth on the Bears roster, after several recent failed drafts.

    Who is our next MIKE, Weakside LB, DE's, safeties, corners. I'm not even going to touch the offense, because that just seems futile. I'd be fine with a losing season if we at least were able to identify some up and coming talent on the roster that will fill our aging D roster in the next several years to come.

  • In reply to Crown:

    fuck crown... we might as well keep angelo if fucking ruskell is going to be next in line. jesus, talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire.... or shitpile in this instance.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Exactly, whats more, hes now drafted 2 o linemen with track records of injury that have cost the bears money in C. Williams and Carimi. That cant be overlooked.

    JA's gone this off season. Im sure of it.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Reports are that other teams knew about C. Williams back issues and red flagged him (put him on a no-draft list), while the Bears staff never found out about. How are you not aware of that, it it's your job. No excuse.

    In re Carimi, the Bears were aware of the knee issue, and decided to overlook it, while many teams red-flagged him.

  • I'm disgusted we are having to talk about next year....Have we signed McNabbish, we would have won KC and the Tebag game, and had a very good chance to win Jokeland/Seachickens....Either way, if we split those 4, we are 9-5 and have a very good chance to make the playoffs. Now, we are looking at the offseason/draft, all because idiots wanted to stick with some no talent hack that played at CSU?! Did we not experience this last year?! NFC Championship, we are one WR away, and line help, blah blah blah.

    So we are one year older, not one year wiser, and the same freakin issues. I manage my Madden team better than this junk. What makes me mad is they have nobody in any sort of power with passion for the game, and none for Bears football. As fans, most of us are loyal to the T, but it gets old. And it sucks seeing people not care. Look at no talent "Put it on Me" Williams. I wish we had a GM that knew what the hell he was doing and just cut him from the team. He reminds me of Major League 2, when they had Parkman, but he was not an "Indians" player. They shipped him out, as he was just about him and not the team. We have no leadership that cares. As fans, we are the ones here posting and probably think/care more about the season than those that should. To that, I am pissing off the rest of the season and saying, Go Bulls!!

  • In reply to 505 Bears!!:

    McNabb would have thrown as many picks as Hanie given he doesn't know the playbook or the receivers. The fact that they're starting McCown this week makes no sense either. If they drafted Enderle, why aren't they looking at him? He's been in the system longer. McCown can't know the plays and is not the future QB. Only one explanation remains. Enderle sucks.

  • Can't say I've ever been a big fan of Braylon Edwards, but wow.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Braylon-Edwards-gave-79-students-10-000-for-col?urn=nfl-wp14415

    That's alot of cheddar no matter who you are.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Thats tight- and he's guaranteed to dramitically change at least one life out of all those kids. One life truly changed is worth all that bread and more.

  • Yeah - I gotta say, I'm impressed with him off the field way more than anything he's done as a player.
    Almost makes up for a douchebag like Sam Hurd.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    yeah, the Braylon story was a nice Xmas story.

    however, my cynical ass can't think the NFL put that out there accidentally.

    I mean, one WR just got busted for being a drug kingpin...and now another WR is presented to the audience as a philanthropist....

    Still, Edwards was a good story. I'll give my lil Grinch a few days off until the Packer game.

  • Agreed - the timing was..uh, suspect. But I'll take what I can get.

  • Jeff, I agree with pretty much everything you said here. My only exception is the notion that "All we'll remember and discuss is the 7-3 team". I think the vision of Caleb Hanie at QB will be too difficult erase from our minds unless a solid backup is found in free agency. If that doesn't happen, our memories of Hanie at the helm will be solidly in our minds and an ongoing topic on DBB and elsewhere.

    Everything else is spot on. I really don't like Mike Martz but Jay wants him to stay so I do too. If we keep Martz, we keep Lovie and the rest of the coaching staff. That's a given. I'm OK with it. Even Angelo. He is mediocre at best, but that's not a change I see the team making right now. If 2012 does not yield a positive result all of the above should be outa here.

    One of the few positives we have left to us now is that we will have a higher round placement in the 2012 draft order. Hopefully we can get some guys to help us build a better future for this team, but our biggest needs won't get fixed in the draft but in free agency. You don't draft a number one WR. Maybe he becomes a number one for you years from now, but not in year one out of college. Same with OL guys. Buy 'em, don't draft 'em. At least those we need right now. Draft for the future. Buy free agents to fill holes open right now.

  • In reply to MikeV in OR:

    I actually hope we lose the last two and that doesn't make me a fairweather fan. If a team doesn't make the playoffs, you're better off tanking and then getting the higher picks. Pride doesn't mean shit when it comes to draft day. Where you are on the ladder means everything ... if you know what you're doing that is .... which we don't.

  • Yeah, there's the rub Irish. "if you know what you're doing" sigh

  • I'm reading that McCown is starting Sunday. I was hoping for Enderle but I guess anybody besides Caleb would be fine with me.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Are you going to watch?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It's like a traffic accident. You don't want to look, but can't help yourself.

    Maybe train wreck would be a better analogy. I'm hoping it's not, but after the last few weeks, I'm expecting the worst.

    Sucks...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah I'll watch. I've been watching through some pretty lean years. After watching the Abe Gibron era and winning 11 games in 3 years, I can take a lot of pain. Maybe something good will happen in that game.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Yup, me too. I've watched some pretty horrible football games from this team over the years. I've only missed a few and never a Packers game. I won't miss this one either. Ya never know. As someone said above, just when you count the Bears out completely they turn around and surprise the shit out of you. Win, lose or draw, I'll watch.

  • I'm hoping what dmband says about Georgey Worgy is true.

  • Dang. My 2012 FA man crush Mario Williams might get franchised...

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/50566/mario-williams-and-the-franchise-tag

    If the Texans do Franchise him next year, that might just mean they'd want a draft pick for him. Is he worth a 1st? hmmm....

  • Read the update. Franchising him is probably too expensive given the 120% clause. With our cap space, I could see us bringing him in and letting Izzy go to FA depending on how much he wanted ($12 million a year might be a bit steep with what we're already paying Peppers).

    Still, picking up Williams to rush on the other side and maybe seeing Paea or another of our DTs really flourish would be a scary recipe on the D-Line. I think we would be well served to give Forte a big bonus that dates back to this season if we make a move like that.

  • In a word Butch, no. Center - we don't have one (Spencer sucked at being a center). Middle linebacker. When do they get picked ? We have to stop giving away our first round picks so that we can DRAFT a Mario Williams, instead of getting them expensively when their best years are behind them.

  • I disagree on drafting a center in the first round but think a guard in rounds one or two is reasonable.
    I'm becoming more and more convinced we need a stud QB or defensive end in round 1 this year. We could pick up a very, very good quarterback of the future this year in the mid first round, and then we're not having this conversation next year if Cutty goes down.
    It's either that or hope that Orton will take a hometown discount as a backup...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    personally, I want the neckbeard back. safe, sound, we know exactly what we're getting, and no draft pick (maybe) just cash.

    Hey look... jerry's farovite complex draft deal. Cash and carry.

  • hahahahaha, man, how fucking unbelievable would it be if we actually pulled this off: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Chicago-dealership-offers-free-cars-if-Bears-shu?urn=nfl-wp14432

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yeah..MB....that is in dreamtown U.S.A. and btw me and Ron Jeremy swing low at 14 inches....lol!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I think you're thinking of john holmes Lobo... but crown can prolly confirm for us.

    Ron J. was the hedghog... a fat hairy dude. not sure why he was so popular, but then porn with dudes in it isn't my thing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    well you can see I'm not up to it either seeing I got the name wrong......hahahahaha

  • hey jeff. how about asking angelo to do a live Q&A with us after the season? I'd like to ask him a few... questions... about his track record.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have better odds of growing a 3rd testical that can tell the future and cure cancer.

  • Mustache...would the third be translucent so that it has clear vision.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    lol

  • coach, I would sadly have to agree. But if asked last week if the cheifs would be the ones to do it... I would have bet that third testical the answere would have been heeeeeell nooooo!

    And don't be such an infreaquent visitor maing. you been too busy following le mis on it's north american tour or what?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No, no, no - he's obviously a groupie for Cirque de Soleil.

    Those gymnastic chicks are smokin'.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    angelo in dreams and then reality hits:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjyF5ZZoXFQ

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    btw..this is Angelo's big splash in the draft Picks:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKitvyywkG8&feature=related

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    or maybe this reminds you of his track record:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=rXDSPbZ_OUw

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    epic fail

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ha ha, MB interviewing Angelo.

    I think it would go something like this,

    MB "So, welcome Glitchy, how you feeling?"

    JA. "Everything's A OK. Glitchy?"

    MB. "Oh, that's just a nick name we at the blog have affectionately given you. It's like calling a big guy, tiny."

    JA. "Oh, I see."

    MB. "Really? You see?! Could have fooled me, Blind Squirrel. I mean, I would have thought the guy who backed Hanie, picked up Pace, and drafted a guy for his pool jumping ability was completely fucking blind."

    JA. "Well, at the times, our guys felt they filled a need. We had them graded highly, and felt lucky to land them."

    MB. "Oh, I see...I have a follow up question to that...what did the five fingers say to the hand?"

    http://youtu.be/qPr-xsQvhgw

  • * face...

  • excellent.

    Great job hlding back though.

  • hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

  • More wood for DM's angelo bondfire...

    "BradBiggs 2 minutes ago Josh McCown's start Sunday will make this the 5th season in 11 under GM Jerry Angelo #Bears have started at least 3 QBs."

    I'll throw another shrimp on that barby.

  • BradBiggs about an hour ago Lovie on what went wrong with Caleb: "Don’t know. I don’t have a whole lot of time to figure that out. We’ve moved on now."

    Man, what a ratfuck that guy was. I just still don't get it. That's all he's done since he was in pee wee ball. He was groomed for it, studied for it, practiced for it. He gets his big big big shot and just shits the bed. I am honestly still dumbfounded that a guy can make it in the nfl as a back up for what... 5-6 years? Getting paid big money... and end up being total and utter dogshit.

    Man, for his sake I hope he had a really good accountant... of that he actually paid attention in school. It's not like he can make a living trading off being a beloved chitown celeb. Shit, he better run out of town actually. Good luck man, hope you can do something other than football... cause you fucking SUCK at football.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The thing was, he KEPT pooping the bed...and the Lovie Brigade didn't think to maybe change the sheets?
    They should have plugged in McCown earlier, and either let Caleb steady himself, or stuck with McCown. I think 2 1/2 games was plenty of time to figure out whether Hanie could cut it or not. The problem was, as I said at the time, I don't think they thought that a tie ballgame was the right time to pull the plug on the starter.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    man, this management just can't get out of its own way.

    If the shit really does hit the fan this year and a miracle happens, as in we get all new everything (GM, personnel guys, position coaches, etc…), I will at the very least be giddy with the hope of possibility. Change might not bring success, but man am I tired of knowing I’ll be disappointed at some point every year.

    As an aside, I looked around Chi-now and although most of the other bears bloggers are terrible writers, make terrible points without good evidence, and are obvious tools in real-life... they are ALL calling for angelo's head. I found it amusing.

    (...then there's the dude who thinks we're all getting 5 blow jobs a week from our chicks... that guy's either a movie/music talent scout, or is writing his blog from a fucking rubber room at the insane asylum)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know he can't possibly be writing it while his wife tends to the little ones in the other room, cause that's just fucking impossible.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    they have been looking
    and studying
    and calculating
    and measuring
    copassing
    and slide rulering
    and abbacussing
    and microscoping
    and x-raying
    and MRI-ing
    and even telescoping
    for 4 years
    what do you want
    rash judgement
    after a couple'a bad days

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He's a college QB without a Pro arm.

    It's ridiculous.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    talk about pissing away a solid gold opty to be a multi-millionaire gigolo to countless smoking groupies each week.

    ...sorry bastard.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    he was a coolege
    QB
    with a PROM ARM

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    he's going to work
    as bartman's
    cabana boy

  • Did I read his piece wrong?

    http://www.chicagonow.com/male-perspective/2011/12/you-know-you%e2%80%99re-a-good-girlfriend-when%e2%80%a6/#comment-29

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    maybe he was a guy and now he is what the picture is....(not that there's anything wrong with that).........bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    btw...is that a festivus pole she is leaning on?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Screw that dude. His last nine blogs have a total of 5 comments and three are DaBears commenters chewing his ass.. awesome

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Russel Amor responds...

    http://www.chicagonow.com/male-perspective/2011/12/you-know-you%e2%80%99re-a-good-girlfriend-when%e2%80%a6/

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    that dude is way too mature for us... can't even have fun. booooring.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think he's Vulcan.

    How about this guy:

    http://www.chicagonow.com/the-life-and-times-of-a-young-republican/2011/11/a-martha-stewart-thanksgiving-carol/

    He's a 20 y.o. young Republican with a Marth Stewart fetish.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    new thread btw buttsteak.

    Yeah, we've made fun of this megatool before. My god, he's one of those super nerds you had in high school who was totally in love with some cartoon woman and wore a star wars shirt every day... the same, star wars shirt every day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zWNJHS9PBE (this was one of the best pieces ever done)

  • The Duh factor............#$%!@%$#!@$#!!!!!
    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=8494

    hey ass-clown your part of the management that vet's the talent right........dipshit.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    more to the Duh Factor

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-angelo-on-bears-collapse-we-imploded-in-some-cases-20111221,0,4791066.story

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    CRAP
    NOTHIN' BUT CRAP ASS
    RESPONSES

  • The regulars on here have forgotten more than I'll ever know about the myriad aspects of professional football . But it seems to me that as far as management is concerned, nobody is going anywhere unless it's their personal decision to leave. The avalanche of injuries this year is all the reason for management to punt on making any hard decisions going into 2012. As Jeff said (I think) in a previous column, this team will be judged by the powers that be within the organization on their record through the first ten games. Their will be the usual mea culpas by the appropriate individuals and that will be that. Yeah, depth has proven to be a BIG issue but this team was a very good one this year up to the obvious points and will be again next year, barring any devestating injuries. As much as folks here would like to see a few choice heads roll, I really don't think it's going to happen...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I agree with the caveat that the Hurd thing could be worse. It doesn't seem to me that someone was digging deep enough on him.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Sad but true.
    (puts head in oven and turns on gas)

  • Oh fucking barf. Can you say bandwagon much. Jesus: http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish/201112/dallas-cowboys-replaced-americas-team

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    America is socialist?

  • No, just exceedingly dumb. Although, you can’t blame them for jumping off the cowboys bandwagon.

    If I were asked to pick a team, I’d say maybe the pats (they even have the right mascot and colors) or saints.

    We could very easily be that team if we had ownership gave a tiny rat’s ass about putting a winning product on the field every year. I mean jaysus Christopher… the public is obviously STARVING for a team to get behind and will jump on any-stinky-thing that’s been winning a lot lately. Talk about desperate. Yikes!

  • 3 moves I would make this offseason:

    1)Throw a boatload of money at Mario Williams. I would rather have 1 impact player than a handful of players like Roy Williams, Marion Barber, Sam Hurd, Frank Omiyale, & Brandon Meriweather.

    2) Trade up & grab Justin Blackmon. Once again, go for impact players. The bears have spent enough drafts addressing the safety position & special teams. They have an extra 3rd rounder. Throw in a 2013 1st and get a playnmaker for Cutty.

    3) Sign a caretaker backup QB. Anyone have any ideas here?

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    1. I can get on that bandwagon

    2. I'm a 'no #1 WR picks in the 1st or 2nr round' guy. Get BMarshall or Anquan... or the 5 other guys who'll be available. THAT'S what that extra 3rd this year is for... getting a guy we KNOW (and who's proven to be) will be an immediate impact #1

    3. NECK. BEARD.... at any cost (well, within reason).

  • Good fucking grief.

    http://www.chicagonow.com/love-lawyer/2011/11/how-to-attract-a-cougar-and-keep-her-purring/#comment-59

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