Chicago Bears Extend Dave Toub's Contract

Chicago Bears Extend Dave Toub's Contract

The Chicago Bears have signed special teams coordinator Dave Toub to a two-year extensions, making him one of the highest paid at his position across the NFL. Toub was under consideration by the Miami Dolphins for their head coaching vacancy.

This contract extension means many things. (1) If the Bears have a disastrous 2012, the organization could look within and consider Toub as a replacement both short and long-term replacement. (2) Even if the new GM moves on from Lovie at the end of 2012 the organization can prevent Toub from moving laterally (as an ST coordinator) to another organization. (3) Most importantly the Bears kept their finest coach.

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  • first to say i'd like to see toub as HC for the 2013 chicago bears.

  • This is great news.

    Also, I'd like to wish "The Champ" Muhammad Ali a happy 70th B-day. When I was a kid and young adult, his fights meant as much to me as the Bears.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Are we putting together a championship team here? Angelo gone. Martz gone. Tice promoted. Toub locked in. If we get Burfict in the draft I'll shit myself in anticipation of next season. We could literally flunk the rest of the draft and still get a LT and WR in FA and go to the show. The Fudge have shown us that you cannot just forego defense and expect to do much in the playoffs - which Baltimore might just prove against the Pats this weekend. I'm pumped.

  • I'm at least hopeful. Getting rid of JA and the Genius has made the off season bearable.

  • Who made this deal? Phillips, Lovie, or Ruskell?

  • This deal was made by Ted, I'd imagine. There was no question the Bears wanted him back. The question was cash.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    the question is always cash... fortunately or unfortunately.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and yes, I said that just to say it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    well, according to what we've read, they've made toub one of the highest ST coaches in the league. so they ponied up the cash. which is nice.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Like you said " Now what would happen if Bears fans found out Tim Ruskell signed Toub to extension?".

    Yes it was a no brainer but damn, it is time someone started making some good decisions for this organization.

  • Oh and erik, the engagement and honeymoon are ALWAYS awesome. It's the marriage that'll gettcha lad.

    It's something about the powers of precious metals/stones when placed onto the left-hand ring finger that mysteriously turns them surely and makes the blow jobs disappear. Kids are another animal completely. Net-net, enjoy it while you can.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Point taken

  • I know that sounds jaded, and I'm not at all saying it's all bad... just saying things change.

  • Run Artoo, run. Don't even think of settling down until you're hitting 40. Shoot every damn seed far and wide until all that comes out is air. Walk the earth like Kane from Kung Fu - tap every little honey that so much as smiles at you from the western tip of Europe to the ends of Asia. Tap 'em all, they want it and they want it from Erik the Viking in his Superman suit. Surround yourself with it, drown in it, let it fall from your lips like honey, because you'll be an old fart with prostate before you know it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So sayeth the ancients...

    Three Rings for the Hooters babes under the sky,
    Seven for the Jewesses in their panties of stone,
    Nine for Mortal Men doomed to unhappiness die,
    One for the Dark Lawyer Allred on her dark throne
    In the Land of Litigation where the Gold diggers lie.
    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to end all blowjobs and in the darkness forget them
    In the Land of Litigation where the Gold diggers lie.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Rings make the blowjobs disappear, kids makes the sex disappear ...

    So the new nanny arrived on Friday, straight from Cambodia. The GF tells me when I wake up that she'd arrived but was over visiting her mother who lives in a room right across from my house. "She's beautiful," she says, "...and skinny ... but she had to leave her 10 month old baby in Cambodia so her breasts are sore and swollen ..."

    (biting knuckles) Great.

  • Holy Crap, The Man of Steel is on fire with breaking news on the previous post. Well done, Superman.

  • (2) Even if the new GM moves on from Lovie at the end of 2012 the organization can prevent Toub from moving laterally (as an ST coordinator) to another organization.

    Tee hee. A GM that will be given leeway to remove Lovie despite being hired by Lovie. Tee hee.

  • because I like it:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I likez it.

    The baby giraffe is genius.

  • Say it aint so Super Mang? What are you doing? You need to take like 6 months to a year and just bang everything that moves. if you don't, you'll regret it for the rest of your days. I did that for a decade and am finally now starting to settle down, but by no means am I going to get fucking married. Don't be stupid! Do yourself and Big McLargeHuge in your shorts a favor, and go out and get some variety before your hamstrung with the same same floppity vagine for the rest of your life! Your a young man!!!

    Maybe you really like squirters but never had one...
    the possibilities are endless...

    Oh yeah, good move on Toub. He's a great special teams coach.

  • I know, I know.

    It is just something about this one that is different.

    The others were easy and fun. The game is easy to play and fun to manipulate. I just seem to like this girl better than the others.

    Freshman year, I did that Coach, took a Marines future wife in my dorm, had the french girl show me some cool moves, and more stories that I do not feel inclined to tell now.

    I don't know how to explain it.. I'm not whipped and she doesn't even control me.

  • I don't know how to explain it.. I'm not whipped and she doesn't even control me.

    ...if you look in the dictionary, this IS the definition of whipped. Listen to the coach Erik, you're only 22 for god's sake!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm not whipped and she doesn't even control me.

    Artoo's new T-shirt.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lol I know, I guess so.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Has this Girl managed to mind fuck me? lol

  • If she waives two fingers across your face, and you repeat back what she just said to her - that's bad.

    That's Dark Pussy Force.

    It's why Yoda put a vow of celibacy on the Jedis. Dumb ass, didn't he know the Catholics already tried that and failed? The galaxy couldn't have been THAT far away.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "I'm not 'Whipped'. I really LIKE to shop for shoes!"

    "I'm not 'Whipped'. I really WANTED to see EAT, PRAY, LOVE.....twice.

  • If you think the French girls know how to stick a landing, wait until you try the Russians. Talk about cool moves.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • Artoo found his C3P0?! (in a non robotic gay way...)

    "It is not given for man to be both in love and wise."

    "Man is for woman a means; the end is always a child. But what is woman for man?...A dangerous toy"

    “Whence arises the sudden passion of a man for a woman? Least of all from sensuality alone: But when a man finds weakness, need of help, and high spirits, all united in the same creature, he suffers a sort of over-flowing of soul, and is touched and offended at the same moment. At this point arises the source of great love”

    "Thou art young, and wishest for a child and marriage. But I ask thee, art thou a man who dareth to wish for a child? Art thou the victorious one, the self-subduer, the commander of thy senses, the master of thy virtues?...first thou must build thyself square in body and soul"

    - Nietzsche

  • Kudos on the "superman" reference.

  • Year? One year? Deep breaths Padawan.

    The one for you she is not.
    Twitterpated like Bambi you are.
    Ticking her clock is, and turned you to the dark side of the force she has.
    Always two there are, Ms. Right and Ms. Right Now.
    The pussy force is everywhere, it surrounds us, it binds us together and blinds us at the same time. They are all just facets of the one great vagina.

    If you love her truly, then set her free,
    if she returns, then she was meant to be.

    Lock and load R2 ....

  • brilliant. we missed you around here coach.

    Floppity varginia. hee hee.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks MB. It's getting more and more difficult to log on to this beyatch during work hours. Stupid promotion....

  • Thank you 'stache .. and may we now have the closing argument from Crown please .....

  • Well, I'm not going to wax poetic, but consequences can be permanent. And one, of course, has the potential to become your death sentence.

    So if you're going to follow such a course, at least get yourself immunized against HPV since you're still young enough to do so. While it's not normally deadly (tho men can get *penile cancer* from it), Big McLargeHuge won't be nearly as appealing to the fairer sex looking troll-like with warts all over him.

  • If Peyton Manning is not coming back then Wayne and Freeny are gone now.

    The Owner seems to want a new regime and a new direction.

    Still, if the owner knows Manning isn't healthy or if this a Drew Brees Manning. He would fetch enough picks to start a new era in the Indiana area.

  • Not sure about that. They owe Manning $28 mil next year. If they trade him that contract goes with him. They will need to re-negotiate that contract to trade him. If they take Luck why re-build. It seems like some rookie QB's step right in and produce. Should be interesting.

    Don't let the guys ride you too hard about your honey. There's a lot to be said for being married if it's the right person. However, all that stuff about the sex changing is totally true. Not that it isn't still great, it's just not as often, spontaneous, etc. It's like the old joke about why a bride is smiling on her wedding day? She knows she's given her last BJ.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    That's what Jeff was saying. Thus, why I asked him why everyone "jets" are saying to trade him..

    I mean, I am the Colts and I know I can get away with it, pay the contract and trade Manning. I know some team would be stupid enough to trade for him. Positive.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Aha! And therein lies the conundrum canada... when you're 22 years old, how in THEE fuck are you supposed to know what you want?

    Answer: you don't... that's why you take the coach's advice and give it all a whirl.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Totally agree. I was 26 when I got married the first time. My old man kept saying wait til your 35. By then the women are desperate and you'll have the pick of the litter. That's probably the only good advice he ever gave me.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    your old man is a sage Canada!

  • Indeed.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    However, the downside about dating 30 + women is that they all have kids.

    They are certainly more desperate (fear of being an old maid, you know, crazy aunt Millie), but sometimes they can be more bitter (from previous failed marriages).

    Being human sucks sometimes.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:


  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    "That stuff about sex is true though"...

    How depressing is that. No wonder there are literally 100s of "massage parlors" in the city I live.

    Must be a lot of "sore" dudes out there lol...

  • "The Owner seems to want a new regime and a new direction."

    Careful what you wish for. "Down" IS a direction.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Reminds me of a guy I used to work...
    "I'm in shape.
    Round is a shape."

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse: with....

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


  • HAHAHAHAHAhahahah. that made me lol. Nice one MBP.

  • #Bears announced they completed interview with #Chargers dir of personnel Jimmy Raye for GM job today

  • Wanted: Spineless personality willing to kowtow to a bean pusher who Dan Hampton described on the Score this morning as somebody whose sole concern in life is keeping his job for 10 more years. Must be good at drafting talent, must be willing to work with a coach with ideas and schemes that are 10 years out of date.

    Pros: Super nice facilities and offices, good pay.
    Cons: Nobody in the NFL will respect you ever again.

    Please attach salary requirements to resumes.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    P.S. You can fire him after one year if he is unsuccessful.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not saying Hampton is wrong but who doesn't want to keep their job? Hampton was a great player (one of my favorites) but he's not exactly a world class individual.

    Don't get your cons. If the new guy is good at his job, everyone will respect him. If he sucks at his job (see JA) different story.

    The GM job to me is more like this;

    Pros; What you said + patient owners, decent coaching staff that can be changed next year, franchise QB and RB + 4 very talented but aging stars on D, HOF returner, with solid kicker and punter.

    Cons: Owners that won't break the bank, very impatient and slightly stupid fan base with miserable media/sports talk, team has numerous holes on the roster and very little depth.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    The cons are that every free agent the GM wants to sign, every rook he wants to draft, must be vetted through Teddy Ballgame, an accountant by trade.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not sure about that. Not to mention they broke from the rep with the Cutler trade and the Pep signing.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Way I see it ... no way it gets worse than Angelo. Ding dong the witch is dead .....

  • Interesting that Ruskell is listed as in-house candidate by Bears but is NOT scheduled for an interview.

    Jeff Hughes.

  • No need to interview when you already got the job.

    He's probably out at Menard's, picking out new curtains for the office.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    stop that damn it GP. I refuse to acknowledge that possibility! It's too damn depressing.

    That would just shit all over my packers got fucked up on natty tv high.

    Can we please, just for once make the right move and hire Ross? Or even the SD guy. Just someone who doesn't have his head up his fucking ass.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ruskell does have "turd head", doesn't he? He looks like aging Packers fan....

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    yup. rooney rule. they can't just hand ruskell the job. have to pretend to actually listen when you're interviewing these other folks.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Smh.. Put the pieces together and it looks like Ruskell is the new GM.

    Please, no.

  • We need somebody to bitch about in fairness ... and it wouldn't be the Bears without a boneheaded decision somewhere along the way. My bones are on Ruskell for sure. This is the Martz-hiring all over again.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You can buy curtains at Menards?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'd rather just..... sing!

    Stop that!


  • Carl Nicks. Woo hoo. Would that be awesome.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    let's not get our panties all up in a bundle GP.

    Offensive linemen are not WRs...they don't sell out to the biggest bidders and usually even play for less on their current teams (if their teams aren't completely shit or rebuilding).

    Those big guys tend to be loyal.

    Still, a gal can dream...

  • I am pleasantly surprised.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    That they were able / made the effort to retain Dave Toub.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al..just a surprised.

  • Well there's some good news, we get to keep the most creative and innovative mind on the coaching staff.

    I lighter news:’ll-see-today

    And that's your cherry on top top folks, what else can you say?

  • In reply to Shady:

    That right there....

    is the best thing I've seen on the Interwebs in 2012.


  • In reply to Shady:

    and that's what you get from inbreeding from farm animals!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    sssssssssssssooooooooooooooooo wwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeee!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Ay caramba!

  • In reply to Shady:

    That is hilarious. I can barely understand a word she's blubbering. I did like the part about looking pretty with the sparkly nails (between the cheesehead and the extra 50 lbs, I think she missed the mark). Also, regretting wearing the Matthews jersey. Fuck was that funny.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Clearly Rodgers needed her mojo more.

  • In reply to gpldan:





    Pretty cool.

  • I'm not surprised by the parenthetical here:

    "First of all, Burress had his usual low catch rate, nabbing just 47 percent of targeted passes. Only two receivers had a lower catch rate with at least 75 pass targets (Eric Decker and Devin Aromashodu)."

  • I've come up with the Super Bowl narrative, and I think it will be pretty compelling:

    Brady wants revenge on the Giants for wrecking his 2008 party and perfect season, not to mention this year's 24-20 loss to the Giants in a exciting game.

    The Giants are again the wildcard, and the Pats the #2 seed overall. Lawrence Malroney is replaced by the Law Firm at RB now, and many other changes have taken place - but this is one of football's biggest rivalries and this time (cue music)... Brady will not be denied...

    I dunno, sounds worth having a party for to me...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I would rather have two brothers go at it and beat each other up after the Superbowl lol

    Good story though

  • Is that a good film? I was thinking of renting it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Nah, it will be at the dollar store for .50

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Just saw one - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - the remake that is. Proper tale of the real James Bonds from the master John Le Carre. Very atmospheric, very English. Great cast. Great stuff. Finishes with a corking version of 'La Mer' by Julio Iglesias which is worth youtubing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP, rent it. It's not Godfather part 2 but it is a decent movie and so far the best about MMA....which is not saying much.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I loved it. Great ending.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    As much as I have zero time for Joe Flacco, the Ravens defense and the Pats lack of it ... looks to add up to a Ravens victory. A Giants - Ravens superbowl that I won't be watching.

  • What do SF, NE, NYG, Balt have in common?

    I was thinking about commonalities between the final 4 teams left in the playoffs, and it was actually harder than I thought.

    Elite QBs? Well, Brady is, but how about Eli? THIS yr he certainly seems to be, but many will contend that at best he's on the fringe. Alex Smith? Are you kidding me? He had ONE great offensive outburst this entire season against a porous D. Other than that, he's been SF's version of Orton. Flacco? Child pleeaaze. This could have turned out very differently as it easily could have been Brady v Roth, Rodgers v Brees, but let's just say that there's only ONE sure fire elite qb left in the hunt.

    elite D? Depends on how you define elite d...SF for sure is elite. Ravens have been tough all year, but they have had games where they got demolished. Giants ditto. NEs D is horrendous and needed Tebow to make it look good. The only difference between NE and GB is that NE didn't choke, and they faced the Broncos not the Gmen.

    elite GM/coach Yes, bingo. NE? No Brainer. Won't even go into this. The Harbaughs? Ravens have been perennial playoff teams, and their scouting is par non. The other Harbough did a fantastic job at Stanford, and in his FIRST year, with basically the same team, has taken SF to the NFC Championship and most likely will be Coach of the Year. Their GM has made good enough moves through the draft (JJ Watt,etc) and through FA (Carlos Rodgers) to get this team to this point. NY? Well, it get's interesting here. The Gmen in many ways resemble the Bears. No one ever accuses Coughlin of being "elite", but no one doubts that his guys "play hard for him". Sound familiar? He owns a SB ring, and may get another soon. The GM obviously did an outstanding job in drafting guys like Justin Pierre Paul. So much so, that we're now considering one of their underlings to replace our 11 year GM.

    Elite Coaches/GMs, I will argue, are the definitive factors in championship teams, and GMs ultimately are responsible for coaches, so this new hire will be ALL IMPORTANT to the future success of the Bears, and our Sundays, for the foreseeable future.

  • No one ever considers Cutler elite.

  • that's one of the surprising things to unfold this year.

    Everyone echoed "you need an elite qb to win a ring." Well, Eli, Smith, and Flacco weren't considered elite at the start of 2011. Cutler is often lumped in with Eli and Flacco, so that has to be at least a little promising for the Bears.

    The other cliche "D wins championship" still seems to be true, but SF didn't beat the Saints with D. They allowed like 34 points, and it could have been more. NEs D is horrendous, while the Ravens allowed a 3rd string rook Qb to keep the Texans in the game. The #1 D got eliminated by Tebow. So "Ds win championships" is somewhat misleading.

  • We'll see I suppose. The Packers are gone because their defense sucks. I would in no way be surprised were NE to suffer the same fate.

  • Good post.

    There is little commonality in any of the final 4. It's hard to make judgments about anything being most important.

    Winning is a strange brew of chemistry. I'm not sure there is a formula, but having elite athletes and sane coaches is a good start.

  • Three of the teams have good defenses backed up by running games. The one team that doesn't have a great defense has a great QB. Manning has probably the best WR corps in the NFL other than Dallas.

    If we add one more shining piece to both the offense and defense this season we're ready to dance with any of these guys, and GB don't have the defense to stop us.

    I'd push the boat out for Mario Williams (or a top penetrating DT) ...

    .. and Brandon Marshall or V-Jack.

    We've got some cap space and an ownership that seems willing to change things around now. Go Bears.

  • Not to be an ass but JJ Watt plays for the Texans. Man was he good in the game against the Ravens. Totally agree with the rest of your post.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Doh, You're right. Texans and SF D are very similar in my mind. I must have been confusing one good white DE, Watt, for another, Justin Smith.

    They actually call JJ Watt "The Milkman", which has to be one of the funniest nicknames I've heard in a while.

    However, SF GMs have still done a great job. Lupati (LG), Staley (LT), Davis (RT), Carlos Rodgers and Donte Whitner through FA...oh, and some dudes named Willis and V.Davis...

  • They drafted Aldon Smith this year and he has been a stud.

  • This end of the season is turning out to be ok.

    We FIRED Angelo.

    Martz "retired," and we promoted Tice.

    Toub got an extension for 2 yrs, and may very well be our next HC.

    The Lions got beat down.

    The Pack CHOKED like a midget in a porn entitled "King Dong".

    I just heard on the Score that Cutler could've played in the Minny game, so he's healthy. Forte want to go to Hawaii, so he seems to be ok.

    All things considered, I'm feeling a lot better now since the Tebow incident. That had to be my 2011 Bears low point.

    Now, we just need the cherry on top, Marc Ross, a good draft and even better FA signings!

  • Here, read this. It will help. Guy nails the right perspective.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ha ha!

    ...Imagine an athlete who didn't believe in God, and during interviews, photoshoots, endzone celebrations, he went out of his way to show everyone that he's an atheist

    "I guess I just gotta give all the credit to myself again," he'd say, "We all know God doesn't exist, so I guess today was just another testament to how f***ing great I am."

    God, wouldn't it be great if Brady said this after winning the SB? lol

  • That sounds a lot like Peyton Manning ....

  • Yes, but Manning can't say, "Now I'm going to go bone my super model wife in my 25million dollar mansion while watching tape of me winning the Super Bowl. Peace out, biatches!"

  • If we get Marc Ross, I will have a lot of hope going into this season.

  • I have a hard time getting into the Bears this time of year. Football is getting more like baseball 20 years ago, where contracts and FA dominate the headlines in the off season. One good thing about football is you can't "buy" a Championship. I like coming to the blog more for the non-football related conversations this time of year.
    For any history buffs out there, it's eery how much the NFL combine is like the slave trade in the 19th century, except these "specimens" get paid a lot of money to "go into battle" on the football field. They are treated like pieces of flesh. Just listen to the terminology. How high can you jump, how fast are you, how big are your hands, what is your arm length, what's your body mass index, how well can you move your feet, how much can you bench or squat, what kind of pain can you endure, etc. It's kind of surreal when you think about it. Modern day Gladiators, without death involved.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    And fines.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Full disclosure. I love playing football, but didn't play organized football after 16 (pads) but played tackle football till about 23( it was more like rugby). My only injuries were four broken bones in my hand, a part of my chin broken off (well over a year before it reattached) , a severely sprained wrist, and multiple concussions (got knocked out a few times with an ambulance on the field). When I woke up on two of them I remember seeing my parents on the field. GP's posts about concussions make sense to me.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Treat me like a slave any day. I'd love to have been an NFL slave. Especially in Chicago. I'd probably give the raping-girls-in-toilets thing a miss and y'know ... ask someone out or go with a hooker .... but slave me up for ten years. Please.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    We're all slaves to some extent when looking objectively at our current world systems and forms of government. At one time our labor was considered private property but even that's not ours anymore.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Support the FairTax, Trac. It's right up your alley. Although the state will still consume far more than it should (and if you don't like there the only choice in America is Ron Paul), but at least your *income* will be shielded from direct confiscation.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    ...don't like *that*...

  • I can't believe that Tice is being considered for a head coaching job.

    I wish he was black so I could assume this is just for the Rooney rule.

  • Fuuuuuuuccckkkk...I just read that....damn i hope he stays....i was hoping the same thing bout the rooney rule, artoo. I'll bet the fuckin Raiders make an offer to him...

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    They will. He has the credentials and is a great coach.

    We gave him pebbles and he got us by somehow.

  • Yeah, I saw. Just when I posted how this offseason is shaping up nicely for Bears fans, Biggs posts "Tice interviewing for Oak HC job" WTF!

    This worries me. McKenzie IS familiar with Tice cuz was on our rival's management team, and you know they got the inside dope as to who's real and who's not.

    A smash mouth run first complimented with a vertical threat O is soooo Raiders.

    Hope it doesn't pan out though.

  • Can't we just refuse them permission to talk to him?

  • Already been granted.

  • No. Since it is a head coaching interview, we have to let him interview. For it.

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    I will be VERY surprised if the Raiders eve talk to Tice. They want somebody with raider ties and Reggie McKenzie wants somebody he knows which makes packer assitant, Winston Moss, the clear favorite.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    They are talking. Do you mean a serious offer Al?

    I hope so.

  • Thanks for the shout out Jeff. Much appreciated.

  • Aw crap. Are we going to lose Tice? Really? Didn't he sign a contract with us? Crap crap buggery f**k.,0,3323683.story

  • He would be a solid candidate in Oakland but I'm not sure he would be considered the front runner for the position, would he?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I don't think Tice is a "front runner" per se, but it's a bit alarming that he's getting interviewed, more so because an ex-Packer personnel guy requested it. Came out of left field.

    Besides, what other "top" coaching candidates are out there still?

    I'm a little worried.

  • If you're bored and like reading scouting reports, check it out.

    I'm a little torn on Alshon Jeffers. He lacks "top end speed", "separation" and "precise route running."

    But the experts critiqued Brandon Marshall, Plax and Boldin similarly...

  • Well, here are a few to push you back the other way :-). That last one is especially what we need.

    - Is a natural plucker of the football. Consistently is able to extend off his frame and maximize his long wingspan in order to go get the throw.
    - Is very coordinated when asked to adjust to the throw, contorting his body, extending his arms and still getting his feet in bounds.
    - Locates the football well vertically. Has natural feel working the back shoulder fade with the strength to fight though contact and the grace to avoid it.
    - Looks like a power forward the way he goes up and gets the football.

  • So I'm about 150 pages into Plimpton's "Paper Lion." Its interesting reading, but really not what I was looking for. The book has little to do with football and a lot to do with the culture of the people who play football - a worthy subject, but not what I was looking for.

    I would be much more interested reading a book about a player playing the game. Not so much stats or coaching terminology as the player's own description of how became successful, what was his strategy, how did he prepare and play the game. Interviews with Brian Urlacher are like that - he really discusses why a game went the way it did (like defending Steltz for letting guys catch the ball in cover 1 since that's what he is supposed to do at FS). I read plenty of "human condition" books from folks I can personally relate to a lot better than professional athletes, I want to hear more about the game and less about the practical jokes in the dormitory.

    Can anyone recommend a book that's more in line with what I'm looking for?

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It would be great to see this book optioned, and given to somebody like Fincher to make a movie out of.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "Not merely is ‘Three Bricks’ funny, smart, perceptive and winning, there’s also a lovely quality about it that, for all the ferocity of the gridiron and the profanity of some of its language, I’d call gentleness. It’s a book about men in groups, this particular group being one that plays a very rough game, and it’s actually far less about football than about people." -The Washington Post

    That sounds suspiciously like the book I'm currently reading, but I will take you up on your recommendation primarily because I don't like the Washington Post.

  • Try Dick Butkus' STOP ACTION

  • smh. Wow, talk about a dbag.

    "dabearsblog DaBearsBlog
    Theres a lot of douche bag Bears fans on here. @erikgrogan aint one of them. Follow him Bears fans."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    S'up MB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I resemble that remark.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought Jeff's "here" referred to twitter, not DaBlog.

    Dbags on Da Blog? Kooks, cranks, conspiracy theorists, preachers, pimps, professors, pontificators and lovers of alliteration, but Dbags? Nahhh...

  • hope so. My first thought was, wow... bite the hand much?

    It was early, I am slow, sorry if I misrepresented jeff... I'm protective.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I assumed he meant the whole world and not specifically the blog.

  • listening to Waddle & SIlvy..and as they are talking with Michael it was brought up that RW is still being considered to stay on the roster...please baby jebus...NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    as for Waddle & SIlvy both said that he should NOT!! be on next years roster...

    hey Trac..Mike Ross is being interviewed today.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    It all depends Lobo.

    I'm no Roy fan, but he should at least be given another chance in training camp to compete.

    We're pretty thin at WR.

    There's no telling how Knox will return. Hurd is going to be busy for about the next 50 years. Hester has been used more on returns and the trend will continue I think.

    That leaves us with Bennett and Sanzensausage. Not exactly ideal.

    Of course, if we draft Jeffrey and pick up Vjax, then maybe we can let Roy go, but he's most likely gonna come cheap.

    I'd give him a shot in training camp, and if he still is too inconsistent, then cutsville.

  • I will be shocked if RW plays another down for the Bears.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I don't think Roy will either.

    Martz is gone, he didn't exactly light it up, and he doesn't contribute on SP teams.

    However, he did make some big time 3rd down plays (and some really bonehead ones too). He seemed to become more consistent towards the end of the season even with chumps throwing it.

    All I say is, give him a shot to compete. Test him. Tell him he has to be willing to play SP teams, and if accepts, then that means he's not as douchy as b4.

  • Roy was Mike's house boy.

  • I'd say offer him the vet minimum. Take it or leave it. I've got no problem with him being the #3-#5 WR at that price. Other than that scenario, see ya. If we sign V Jack and draft a WR in the first round we might be OK. Depends if the rookie pans out.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I believe MBP and 4ever85 are both correct. He'll stay on the roster to create competition, but he will not make it out of camp.

    But if we assume 6 WRs on the roster (which is about right). We have Bennett and Sanz. 3 and 4 are Hester and Knox. Let's be generous and say we pick up VJax in FA and Jeffery in the draft.

    So that roster eliminates Williams for sure. But would it also eliminate Sanz? I don't know if Sanz plays special teams, but Bennett is the only one of the bunch that plays well on specials to my knowledge other than as a kick returner. If the right free agent was available, I could see us dropping Sanz as well in favor of the next Hurd/Davis special teams stud.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Hence, I want Camarillo for the ST/utility role.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Sanz started out OK but was pitiful by the end of the season. I'm not sure he makes the cut next year. Bennett should be a 2-3. Same with Knox if he's healthy. Devin is a 4-5. About 10-15 snaps/game. Tops. Desperately need a big #1 (VJack) and a great pick out of the draft. My guess is that would push Sanz off the roster and I'd be OK with that.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    There was a doctor on the Score.

    Interestingly, he said that the hit Knox took would have almost certainly killed anybody over 40. Only Knox's limberness saved his life.

    He's up and walking, but a long way from training. And he probably has trauma from the hit. It's no where near certain that he returns to the NFL.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    wait. are you telling me that our shoulders are not supposed to touch our anuses?

  • I love it when it snows in Seattle. Whole world stops. They cancel school at the chance of snow.

    "It may snow tonight", they worry "We better cancel evening classes just in case".

    WTF? Snow on the road, and the people act like lunatics. Idiot lunatics. Course, I lived in Colorado for a while and there, people panic at the site of rain. Driving in snow? No problem for them. Driving in rain? Shit gets crazy.

    So today I get the opportunity to play with my boys in the snow. They're getting tougher too, so it may be time for a snowball to the face for the older one. Accidentally of course.

    Wish him luck.

    Oh yeah, the new thing at our house is arm wrestling. Watched Over The Top with the boys and now they're all about it. Hat's backwards, fingers over the top. Tis fun having boys.

    Wish them both luck. Much luck. Today, daddy pummels them with snow.

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