Wild Card Round Game Previews & Blog "Fantasy" Playoffs

Wild Card Round Game Previews & Blog "Fantasy" Playoffs

I just like the photo above. A lot.

HOUSTON TEXANS over Cincinnati Bengals

Not to detract from what was a near-miraculous run for the Bengals this year but look at their schedule and you'll notice something: they did not beat a single decent team all year. Reliant Stadium will be as raucous as its been since that brilliant victory over the Cowboys their first year and I can't imagine Andy Dalton handling that atmosphere well. (I think Dalton's year is a bit overrated.) Lots of Foster and Tate and just enough involvement from Andre Johnson. Texans 20, Bengals 16

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS over Detroit Lions

The most exciting and dynamic home offense in the sport against a defense that turned Matt Flynn into a multi-millionaire. I would be surprised if the Saints punt three times in this game. Saints 34, Lions 24

NEW YORK GIANTS over Atlanta Falcons

I think this is the best game of the weekend and I think it comes down to a single factor: can Michael Turner have success against the Giants front on first and second downs? If he can't Matt Ryan will face the next wave of the New York Sack Exchange: Tuck, Osi, JPP. The run game works for Atlanta. They emphasize protection. Then they exploit huge mismatches with their wide receivers and tight end. Close win for the road dog. Falcons 23, Giants 20

Pittsburgh Steelers over DENVER BRONCOS

The Steelers won't let Tebow run his silly offense and he'll have to take shots down the field. He will. That won't end well. Steelers have a hobbled quarterback, no running back and a deficient offensive line. I don't care. Steelers 13, Broncos 3

And now the Fantasy Playoffs...

Rules:

  • In the comments section below, select an offense, a defense and a special teams unit competing in the wild card round of the playoffs.
  • Once you select that unit they are ineligible to you for the remainder of the postseason.

Scoring:

  • The scoring is simple. Every point the unit scores is worth a point. Every point the unit allows is a point deducted.
  • If your offense scores a touchdown it is worth 6 points. If your offense throws a pick-six it is a minus 6 points. If your offense allows a safety it is -2. There is literally no other way for offense to score or lose points.
  • If your defense allows a touchdown it is worth -6 points. If your defense scores a touchdown it is 6 points. If your defense forces a safety it is worth 2 points. There is literally no other way for defense to score or lose points.
  • Special teams can score four ways: field goals are worth 3 points, extra points are 1 point, two-point conversions are worth 2 points and touchdowns are worth 6 points. Consequently those points will be deducted if scored against your special teams unit.
  • So if your offense scores 18 points, your defense scores -12 and your special teams scores 3 your total points for the week would be 9.

Standings:

  • I will eliminate the bottom half of the standings after the wild card round.
  • If there is a tie at the halfway point, I will make a dictatorial decision.

The Prize:

  • You will be sent six (6) pizzas from Lou Malnati's courtesy of DaBearsBlog. It is my way of saying thanks for a great a season.

My Entry:

  • Offense: Saints
  • Defense: Steelers
  • Special Teams: Texans

ALL SELECTIONS MUST BE IN BY KICKOFF OF THE FIRST GAME SATURDAY. NO LATE SELECTIONS WILL BE ADMITTED. (I will not be posting anything unless Bears make a surprisingly quick hire at OC or GM.)

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  • Offense: Lions
    Defense: Steelers
    Special Teams: Saints

  • OU: Saints
    DU: Steelers (Tebow gives up picks like wise men give gold.)
    ST: Saints

  • Offense: Saints
    Defense: Steelers
    Special Teams: Steelers

  • O: Saints
    D: Steelers
    S: Falcons

  • O: Lions
    D: Broncos
    ST: Steelers

  • So Jefe, am I to understand that specials can't score T.D.s? Weird.

  • Also, safeties are meaningless?

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I'd think thats a defense score.

  • I will make a dictatorial decision.

    So, business as usual then. :-)

  • ■If your defense allows a touchdown it is worth 6 points. If your defense scores a touchdown it is minus 6 points. There is literally no other way for defense to score or lose points.
    ■So if your offense scores 18 points, your defense scores -12 and your special teams scores 3 your total points for the week would be 9.

    So if those two statements mean are accurate... I want to pick a defense that allows a lot of touchdowns but doesn't score any?

  • In reply to Urlacher FTW:

    I was wondering the same thing, I think he may have worded the defense bullet incorrectly. Unless he wants us to choose the crappiest D..

  • In reply to Urlacher FTW:

    Definitely need clarification on this one.

  • Offense: Lions
    Defense: Steelers
    Special Teams: Falcons

  • Offense: New Orleans
    Defense: Steelers
    Special Teams: Atlanta

  • Offense: Lions
    Defense: Broncos
    Specials: Steelers

  • Is Jeff a twihard?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    He's not a Saints fan...

  • Offense: Lions
    defense: Denver
    ST: Bengals

  • Offense: Saints
    Defense: Broncos
    Special: Saints

  • I have no fucking clue what I'm doing and I didn't look at anyone else's picks to skew me one way or another.

    Offense: Giants
    Defense: Steelers
    Special Teams: Detroit

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You picked Eli Manning and krew?

    Ok... well, 5 points for bold.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yep. dude's a dbag, but he's been puttin up points maing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It aint brain surgery, MB, it's a crap shoot and your strategy (especially the "didn't look at anyone else's picks" part) is as good as any.

    Who had Seattle of New Orleans in the playoffs LAST year?

    As for me, still doing intensive research for my but the Ouija Board said DALLAS and I can't find my MAGIC 8 BALL.

  • Offense: New Orleans
    Defense: Pittsburgh
    Special Teams: Pittsburgh

  • O: Saints
    D: Steelers
    ST: Bengals

  • In reply to TheConsummator:

    Best. Blog name. Ever.

  • Yeah, you should have that one.

    Or maybe TheImpregnator?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Demon Seed Swim

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    TheInseminator...

    ...vs. ChastityMan. Sounds like an AFC wildcard matchup.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thank you, sir. Just seeing this comment now. My wife isn't a huge fan of the name, but I thought it was hilarious when I came up with it a few years ago. Nobody on Xbox Live can pronounce it, though. Damn 10 year olds.

  • Defense ... Denver
    Offense ... Detroit
    Special Teams ... Cincy

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Great minds thinking alike?

  • O: Saints
    D: Texans
    ST: Steelers

  • Hey MB, if you thought Cushing was bad...

    http://www.slate.com/slideshows/sports/the-nfls-widest-necks.html#slide_3

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    that's just necks dy... cushing is a fucking meathead through and through.

    And that list is bunk maings... how in theee hell did they leave out #1...

    http://thesportshernia.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b84f69e20133f56386a5970b-450wi

    his neck is so fucking bulging that it looks like it's a whole separate person.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    my bad... the link above started at #3 and I didn't notice #2 and spikes till now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Spikes is reeeaally bad. I chose Paulie cause he looks like a meathead in the pic. I reckon they should just make them scrap-losers have to submit to ridiculously intense drug testing.

    sidenote: I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that Spikes has never made the playoffs? He was with San Fran last year as well. Poor guy.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    never... in 15 seasons with 4 diff teams I think.

    They call it the "Spikes Curse". Fucked up cause he's a bad ass mofo at MLB.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sorry 14 seasons and 5 teams: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/don_banks/12/01/playoff.luck/index.html

    (His NECK!!!)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    poor guy. we should pick him up for a year to give him a break.

    Gooddell is lucky that its James Harrison and not him who headbutts players cause with a neck like that driving it he'd likely kill.

  • crying: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47aS3uSCHLc

    Also, what's up with the blog pic and why does jeff like it (Shady will know this one)?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That picture is terrible. Alex Brown in a SAINTS uniform with some vampire wearwolf teen hearthrob whats his face? Yeah, no thanks.

  • In reply to Shady:

    oooohhhh, thaaaaat's who that is. He looked familiar but I thought he was a college player going into the draft this year.

    Basically, I thought he was our next free safet.... WAIT!!! Angelo is gone!!! We're FREEEEEEEEEEE... maybe we can get a real safety... who's black no less! Holy shit, I feel like rip van winkle!!! the cure has been lifted!

    Oh yeah, and I'm gonna have to light you up tonight for knowing who that little douche actually was. Fag.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    curse

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Get some.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Hahahahahaha... look at you lurking, like you do around corners.

  • BOOM!!!!

    DavidHaugh about 2 hours ago Bears request permission from Ravens to interview DeCosta, according to Trib's @danpompei http://t.co/sXsHUMHT Good idea, sign for search.

    "Ravens' DeCosta emerging as Bears' top target"

    from the small amount I've read, at this point I'd be pretty fired up with this choice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    little more available GM info from pompei…

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0105-gm-bears-chicago--20120105,0,7792809.column

    God I hope we don't end up having to take ruskell because no one else would sign on with us… like martz, mari, and tice in ’09 (although two of those turned out well).

    Common teddy, use your magic fucking abacas to get DeCosta or at the very least McKenzie signed you nerd.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UIO2dAGjgE

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Yeah, sorry Jerry fucked around with you guys in the draft. We fired that asshole. Come work for us now."

  • In reply to Shady:

    Bingo!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I uploaded the highlights from our gun game match here:

    http://tinyurl.com/89sg23u

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MBHP with a rick roll?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_ff46b58Hk

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hahahahaha.... rick rolled!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Bears GM position is the most coveted one up for grabs MB, make no mistake about that one. Baltimore has a very similar football philosophy to the traditional Bears model. I think DeCosta will be our next GM.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I hope so Trac. If we have to accept another fucking schmuck my heart will explode. Just once I'd love us to do something right.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah im with you MB, someone from the Ravens front office would be great. Don't know much about DeCosta but if he has learned from Ozzie Im all for it.

  • O: Saints
    D: Steelers
    S: Broncos

    I like Denver, 12-9.
    I like Giants, 24-20
    I like Saints: 42-21
    I like Bengals: 26-24

    Not that there is any reason behind all that...

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    You really think Stafford will put 21 up in the Superdome?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The kid has been playing pretty well. I think he can put 21 up.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    fuck stafford... fuck him right is his bigass lesbian looking face murph.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    you really think tebus is going to beat the steeler D?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No, I think the Steelers offense is going to beat the Steelers defense, with a little help from the Broncos D and ST.

    Maybe it's just to say fuck the Steelers. Fuck them right in their face.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I get it dave. Not a steeler hater, but don't love 'em either.

  • O:Detroit
    D:Denver
    S:Atlanta

  • Giants O
    Steelrers D
    Falcons ST

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Steelrers D? I must have been thinking Moops....

  • Jeff, Love Da Fantasy Playoff Game.

    Picks:
    Off: Saints
    Def: Steelers
    ST: Broncos

  • Apparently Biggs was not correct when he reported that Lovie met with and got the approval of Cutler before 'resigning' Martz:

    "The first person I met with was Mike," Smith said in an email to the Tribune. "We talked and decided to go in different directions. Afterward I informed my staff of the decision and also let Jay know. To portray it at any other way is wrong."

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0106-brite-bears-chicago--20120106,0,5569171.story

  • Jeff, seconded on points made by Doc, NB, and UFTW... safeties I assume should be -2 off/+2 def, specials should be able to score +6/-6 on TDs, and defense go -/+ on points allowed/scored respectively. Also it seems strange that off/def (and STs on botched or fake PATs) can't score 2 points on conversions -- is that just for simplicity's sake?

    On another note, you pick the Giants over the Falcons but predict a final score of ATL 23 - NYG 20. You say a close win for the road dog, so I assume it's the pick that's flipped...

  • O: Lions
    -----------
    D: Steelers
    -----------
    S: Falcons

  • fb_avatar

    O: Saints
    D: Steelers
    ST: Falcons

    GO BEARS!!

  • O:Lions
    D:Steelers
    ST:Lions

  • Schefter says McKenzie will be Raydah's new GM:

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7430468/source-oakland-raiders-hire-reggie-mckenzie-green-bay-packers-gm

  • Ahh..beat me to it! But let me be the first to say.... CRAP!!!! Here we go again boys...we'll probably end up getting our 4th or 5th choice...i see out offensive coordinator joke of a search that ended with martz happening with our GM search...
    I hope i am very, very wrong

  • In reply to RenoBear:

    said the same thing reno, problem is that end up netting us fucking ruskell.

    At some point these guy have to go, 'why the fuck does this always happen to us?!"

    Let's just hope we get DeCosta

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Seems like he might be the best one anyway, but only time will tell. It is really hard to imagine why the CHICAGO BEARS, of all franchises, cannot attract front office talent.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    It is hard? Really?

    Two words: Teddy Ballgame

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yup. I was going to go with...

    Cash. Money.

  • Offense: Saints
    Defense: Steelers
    Specials: Bengals

  • Jeff, want to change my picks please:

    Offense: Giants
    Defense: Houston
    Special Teams: Detroit

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No changies, MB. I call it's against the rules.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I didn't see any rules but the ones above Corm.

    Tattle tale!

  • Offense: Detroit
    Defense: Pittsburg
    ST: Cincinnati

  • Offense: Giants
    Defense: Bronco's
    ST: Houston

  • Adam Schefter:

    Ryan Grigson, Eagles director of player personnel, will interview for Bears GM. Colts and Rams also interested.

    http://twitter.com/#!/AdamSchefter/status/155266464104984576

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    that's interesting. I wouldn't be totally against it. He obviously has expereince getting some huge names in FA.

    btw, I think the eagles are going to be a force in 2012. They didn't have time to be a team in 2011. All that talent has to come together at some point.

    Just my $.02.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Agree about the Eagles. I have no clue about Grigson or any of the GM candidates mentioned. Unless the guy has a publicly available track record in an organisation that is known to have thrived because of him (rather than in spite of him or regardless of him), how do you really know? Seems like you'd have to be a true insider.

  • fb_avatar

    Offense: Lions
    Defense: Broncos
    ST: Falcons

  • Defense: Houston
    Offense: New Orleans
    ST: Cincinatti

  • Offense: Detroit
    Defense: Steelers
    Sp Teams: Texans

  • It's great to be back home. Now that Jerry is gone, we might just draft a wideout in the first round.

    Bates will come here and I think he is the last guy Lovie wants.

    Plus, we will not get a OC till we get a GM.

    Plus, Plus, I cannot see why no GM would not like to come here.. We are in a better situation than the Rams, Colts, and Raiders. Thus, it really is Lovie or the owners that make this a horrible place to be a GM right now.

    Plus,Plus,Plus, did we not piss of the Ravens organization or would Decosta not care about something like that?

  • In reply to Artoo:

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We have enough room for him.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    yes we do. If there's anything that's worth spending cap space on it's that. It's not like a manu or chester gamble... spend this money to get the right guy and we won't have a fucking moron pissing away $12M on busts every year, or picking second tier talent in every single draft for 11 years.

    Imagine the money we'll save Erik!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sounds too logical lol

  • Anyone have the complete NFL rules? Not the digest version from nfl.com which doesn't define penalties like the tuck rule, or pass interference iirc.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    you writing a theme for class jokey?

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

  • Penn State's hiring of an outsider (NE OC Bill O'Brien) to replace interim coach Tom Bradley is stirring outrage among the Nittany Lion faithful:

    "Said former All-American linebacker Brandon Short, "I don't want to be affiliated with the university if they don't choose a Penn State guy because of our standards, our graduation, all the things that have been important... it's no longer Penn State, so we might as well be in the SEC. They are intent on turning it into a booster culture... Penn State is a family and it is real and if they choose to get rid of Bradley and not hire a Penn State coach, then they've turned their backs on our entire family."

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/01/former-penn-state-players-upset-with-football-coaching-hire/1

    Awwww.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    A dysfunctional family on par with the catholic church in coddling pedo bears is not really a healthy family, and could perhaps use some new blood.

    The Royals knew it which is why Diana got the nod. Penn State should know it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sinead O'connor ought to do a concert there, with a picture of the Papa. Imagine the outrage.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Then she could tear it in half and spit on it.

    That would be epic.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm fucking outraged too!!!

    I was hoping he'd be our OC instead. Damn it!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I love Sinead, even when she's not serenading the Pope. Here she is at the Nobel Peace Prize festival:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbrDlVl3Ul8

    That is definitely a rebel song.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It'd be beast!

    :)

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    She's the most embarrassing Irish person and never ceases to amaze me. Her fourth marriage just ended after a week (I thought sahe said she was a lesbian).after a twitter-search. On her wedding day, she brought her new husband into crack town in a taxi looking for some weed. Her new hubbie is a drug counselor - you couldn't make this stuff up.

  • Several teams have tried to nab DeCosta for years as GM, he has stayed put in Baltimore because that's where his wife is from. However, he started out as a midwest scout and would live living in the Chicago area.

    I'm sure he'd pull enough coin for a Kennelworth home down the street from Jordan. Let's get this thing done.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    + aboutamillion

  • ALL RULES ARE NOW CLEARLY FIXED IN THE POST. SAFETIES ARE 2. SPECIAL TEAMS TOUCHDOWNS ARE 6. OF COURSE YOU DON'T GET POINTS FOR ALLOWING TOUCHDOWNS. I LEFT OUT THE MINUS SIGN.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Blogfather makes TYPOS? Who knew?

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Thanks

  • unrelated to anything, but fuck the sun times for putting up a pay wall. that's some horse shit.

  • Offense: Falcons
    Defense: Broncos
    Special Teams: Saints

  • Offense: Detroit
    Defense: Denver
    Special Teams: Denver

  • Wow.. already?

    Mike Tice people

  • In reply to Artoo:

    I don't think it was a good idea when it was my knee-jerk reaction to losing to the Cheifs, but it would have made more sense THEN, than it does now.

    He hasn't ever called an offensive play in his life, has he?

    Are we going to be running plays out of the Madden playbook next year?

    We're so fucked.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Ah, fuck.

    I guess it makes sense.

    But, fuck.

    It seemed like a better idea when it was solution to getting Martz out of here. Now that Martz is out of here, it seems like a bullshit half hearted solution.

    "Eh, well, we got this guy over here. Why don't we let him try?"

    Maybe he'll let Jay call the plays.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    He was HC of the Viqueens for several years. I don't know if he was the play caller.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    i remember reading somewhere that he had called some plays for the vikes, but that was mostly up to OC Scott Linehan.

    of course now i can't find the article so feel free to call me a liar and a charlatan.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    You read it in the SunDontShine-Times, no doubt, which is now behind a paywall to hide the lies. I will take the liberty of posting the article in full:
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    Bears GM search will be methodical
    Updated: January 5, 2012 10:47AM

    As he searches for a new offensive coordinator, Bears coach Lovie Smith shouldn’t have to file a single expense report or travel too far. He can walk into the office of offensive line coach Mike Tice.

    Last offseason, after the Tennessee Titans requested an interview with Tice for their offensive coordinator vacancy, the Bears declined and handed Tice a contract extension. This season, after overseeing a unit that lost two opening-game starters, Tice still contributed toward the Bears somehow gaining 2,015 rushing yards.

    Now, after two seasons with Mike Martz, the Bears should promote Tice to coordinator. During an interview Tuesday, Martz spoke fondly of Tice. Asked how Tice would do as his replacement, he said, “I think Mike would so a terrific job. But that’s not my business.’’

    The biggest knock against Tice is that despite his extensive NFL career as a player, assistant and even head coach, he never has called plays. But that’s a fallacy.

    My tenure covering the Minnesota Vikings included Tice’s four seasons as the head coach. Twice, he empowered a college coach by making him the offensive coordinator, and he helped in the transition by assisting in play calls. The first appointee, Scott Linehan, starred in that role, later accepting a lucrative contract to serve in the same capacity with the Miami Dolphins. He’s now in the same position with the Detroit Lions.

    The second, Steve Loney, struggled in 2005 after then-owner Red McCombs financially handcuffed Tice in his search for a replacement for Linehan. Without receiver Randy Moss, who had been traded to the Oakland Raiders, or any notable offensive threat, the Vikings struggled, but Tice did handle the play-calling duties before ceding the responsibility to Loney.

    After a 2-5 start, the Vikings won six consecutive games and finished the year 9-7. Their leading receiver was tight end Jermaine Wiggins. In the season finale, a 34-10 win against the Bears, the offense racked up nearly 400 yards.

    Since he has been with the Bears the last two seasons, Tice understands the personnel as well as the playbook. Although he was a quarterback at Maryland, he has played and coached in multiple systems, and he likely wouldn’t overhaul the scheme, which would benefit quarterback Jay Cutler.
    In Minnesota, Tice always emphasized a running game balanced with a deep passing attack. That suits Cutler.

    In 2002 and 2003, respectively, the Vikings’ run offense was ranked first and fourth in yards. Overall, as an offense, the Vikings were in the top four in total yardage in three of Tice’s five seasons. And they were eighth or higher in points scored in three of those five seasons.

    As for innovation, Tice spearheaded the infamous “Randy Ratio’’ — a formula designed to frequently get the ball to Moss — as well as the ‘‘Duh Offense,’’ predicated on how the defense lined up to defend his team.

    The Bears don’t necessarily need anything like that. But what they do need is continuity, especially for the sake of their franchise quarterback.

    Todd Haley, who coached Kurt Warner in Arizona, would appear to be a strong candidate, along with Clyde Christensen, who served on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ coaching staff with Smith. Jeremy Bates, who coached Cutler in Denver, may also be an option.

    Ultimately, though, Smith shouldn’t have to venture too far to get his man.
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  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    WTF? Sun-Times wasn't granting access 15 mins ago. Now it is.

    Here's the link to the article I posted in full, in violation of all applicable copyright laws. Maybe someone should delete that. Mods? Mods...?

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/9818272-606/bears-had-better-think-tice-about-next-o-coordinator.html

    Plus I got the title wrong, and forgot to mention the author, Sean Jensen.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    you're going to jail. that stinks.

    but i appreciate you going to jail on my behalf. =]

  • In reply to evantonio:

    But I asked for it to be deleted!

    If I go down, I'm taking Mr-I'm-too-busy-watching-my-beard-grow-to-fix-my-crappy-website down with me.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Hey, look at it this way, Willie. If we go to the Pro-offense for Dummies playbook, maybe we won't burn three timeouts each half just trying to get the calls in.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hahaha.. Ever the optimist!

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Where ya hear that Artoo? I can't find anything anywhere.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    PFT -

    Here

  • What's up with all this new blood? Jeff gives away a few pizzas and there are names I've never seen on this blog playin the picks contest. I hope I don't see some cocksucker that never posts a frickin word on here win the pies.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Readers view pages, too. Might even actually click on SmileTrain ads.

    Hell, your biggest fan could be out there! There could be a guy who just waits to see what you have to say next, and now you've offended him... and he hates you... and he's tracking your IP address... and

    #16!?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    AWWWW Wille, There ya go makin me feel bad. Hangin the head in shame. I still hope a reg wins though. One thats never had a Lou Malnattis even better.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Murph -

    This happens all the time. I've cried about this for three years now.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    And Murph... you can go BUY Malnati's... like from a restaurant... without styrofoam and dry ice involved...

    Me? In Nebraska... I got one guy here open 5-8 M-F who couldn't master a deep dish if his life depended on it.

    But, yes, I agree... I hope you win the pies before any of these other jokers.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Read above Willie, I hope someone wins who has never had one. Hell if I win Ill offer some up to the out of town guys. I'm from here.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Put you on the list for one if I win?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Murph - you are a mensch.

    I'm going to win anyway, as revenge for the DBB beatdown, but thanks for offering to give me a deep dish pizza. You are offering, right?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    About 3/4 of the people here (including me) picked the Saints on O. So much for that.

    Maybe MB will teach us all a lesson and Eli will put 50 up.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I haven't built my spreadsheet yet...waiting to work on that until tonight. Don't they re-seed after the wild card round or is the divisional round?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Yeah I am, If I win Jeff can send a pie to six of the regulars who don't live around Chicago and would like to taste one of the finer pizzas on this planet.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Hell yeah - thanks, Murph! I am trying like all get out to find a decent pizza here but they just don't know.

    I'm thinking they need a decent Chicago-style hot-dog place here too.

    There's one in Omaha owned by an old friend of mine; maybe I could franchise it.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Dawg House right?

    I am under the impression that they shut down... That's what I was told anyway. Either way, I ordered the "Sandberg" (Italian Beef) there once (Piscopo - "ONCE!"), and I swear I had three slices of beef on it. Vienna Beef dogs, though.

    Haven't been back since I found Vienna Beef dogs at HyVee.... I bought every pack - 12 or so. Still have ~4 in the freezer.

    Pudgee's on Harrison is the only place left, I think...

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    They were still open when I visited in October, but they've been on a downslide.

    Sucks that you got a shitty sandwich. When Troy was actually running the kitchen, it was good. I think Jimmy John's opening next door put a hurting on them.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Hahaha.. yeah buddy! I don't nearly provide enough value to deserve one... plenty of other much more worthy.

    Besides, I get to Chicago at least 2x/year, so I've had my Malnati's fix plenty. I prefer Gino's or Giordano's, myself, but I get the folks in AZ the TastesOfChicago gift cards every year.

    If any of you are lucky enough to find the Gino's pizzas in your frozen food section, BUY THAT SHIT UP! Delicious and cheap... if you can't get the real thing.

    Seen 'em twice here in Omaha. Bought every single one.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Where did you find them?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Fareway on 72nd/Giles, when I first moved here (3 yrs ago).

    Super Target, somewhere (maybe Maple), about a year ago. All of those were expired, but damn if I didn't eat 'em up.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Willie...the clowns around the southwest think Domino's is great pizza...ugh$@#!$#!@$#!$#$#!!!!!. two boyz from New York moved here in NM about four years ago and they make a decent pie...but most of these morons have no idea what a great Chicago Pizza is...NONE!!!!!

    when my wife and I moved here in the early 90's...my sweet sister-in-law would send the four pack of Lou's...YUM!!! it was great, we watched Jordan and Pip rip through the NBA Playoff's and having a little taste of Chicago while watching didn't make us to homesick.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    We moved from Chicago to Lubbock, TX when I was 6... You sound exactly like my folks. "PIZZA HUT!?!!?" Hey, if anyone is interested in living in west Texas... don't. Kill yourself.

    Sadly for me, I grew up in the southwest, so, to be honest, I like ALL pizza. In fact, I don't think there is a brand of pizza out there that I don't like.

    But, in my defense, I like some A LOT more than others.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    The inedible one has to be Little Caesar's. That is just foul.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ha! Caesar's helped me survive freshman year of college. Large pizza for $5 back then was unheard of. Crazy bread for a buck!

    You get drunk enough and it's not only edible, but DELICIOUS!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    The one I tried in Omaha made pizza that had the consistency and odor of cardboard soaked in hobo urine.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    it's all good WIllie...but you are right about West Texas...

    the only thing that southeast NM and West Texas had was a boy named LACH!!!!! and then he became a lobo and then a bear and this state still loves him!!!!!

  • Artoo & WWG..are you surprised? the writing was on the wall maing...

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=8549

  • http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/06/tice-promoted-to-offense-coordinator-in-chicago/

    I am glad that he will have a "passing game coordinator." I think this means we run the ball more and Cutler gets a good PA game with some bootlegs. Lets hope anyway.

  • In reply to do53:

    Just posted on Bears web site. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Wouldnt be my first choice. Hope he isnt too old school. Innovative offenses seem to win. The importance of the run has diminished with the Dru Brees and Payton Mannings in the league. Not that it isnt important, it just isnt the foundation it once was.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Murph...I think Cutty will have a bigger say in passing for the O...and if Tice can actually get a line to work for him...it could be interesting..I'll say that.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    as Tice will also remain OL guy, i think we'll see an offense tailored more towards the line's strengths. three step drops. maybe a five-stepper in there every now and again. sweeps around end with chris williams pulling and paving.

    maybe even a roll out pass now and again. who knows.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    evan..Cutty was scary on bootlegs....open the field and he could throw it across the feild with insane accuracy..

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    which is exactly why martz never called them. so flummoxing.

    BUT. as much as i, and most of the people here, will bash martz, he did get rid of ron turner's fullback dive. which i applaud voraciously.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    agree..but we never had a FB & or an O-line that we actual would be successful at the dive..

    I think we may have that with Clutts

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Eff that.. Give me Barber any day we need a yard or two.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    @art: not to mention acrobatics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2SAnyvFbUk

  • O: Lions
    D: Steelers
    ST: Atlanta

  • The Tice hire is a good thing, particularly if they can bring in a strong passing guy to be the assistant OC and QB coach. I posted about Jeremy Bates a couple of threads back and I still think he's a great choice.

    Bates was promoted to OC in Seattle and was fired after one season when they got blown out of the playoffs. Have to say, I think Seattle's offense played about as good as it was gonna be in that game. And the administration that fired Bates made some stupid mistakes since then (case in point: firing the franchise QB). I don't think that was the coordinator's fault.

    The question is going to be about politics. Bates declined to interview with the Bears the year they hired Martz. He declined, it seems, to go to the safer spot in Seattle (that worked out great). Some rumors say that Bates offended Cutler (who he coached in Denver) by trying to join him in Chicago. If there's bad blood there, that will need to be resolved before making the hire.

    But Bates was Cutler's QB coach when he made the pro-bowl. Bates knows how to get Cutler to play his best, knows how to call plays (he did so in Denver) and understands the passing game. He'll make a great compliment to Tice, and will likely give Jay the tools to have more control of the offense on the field.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    NBT...agree

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    word on the street is that Bates was irked by Angelo and has nothing against the rest of the organization. I would be surprised if he is not the qb coach.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I still need the hiring of Shane Day explained to me. Seriously. One day you're stapling the Niners' playbooks together and making sure they don't run out of liquid paper, next you're mentoring Jay Cutler on the finer points of throwing passes in the NFL.

  • great question irish... I was wondering that too.

    Shouldn't QB coaches be guys like Kurt warrner and Phill sims (yeah, I know, but who else was I going to say... dan fucking marino?)?

  • I called Tice as OC a year and a half ago and got laughed off the thread. Umph, what say you now, you barbarians!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I didn't throw you under the bus trac......hahahahahahahahahahaha...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    the hell I did..did you see how I did that?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Who you crappin? When was that? hehehe Your in charge of keepin "trac" of who is all for this Tice thing. So if the Tice thing doesnt work, and that poster starts bitching about him, you can throw him under the bus or on the "tracs"

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Actually Murph, it wasn't too long after Cutty's beat down against the Giants. You remember that game don't you? The one were Collins came in for Cutty and got tossed around like the pathetic rag doll that he was.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Shocked - but hey, good call!

    I never in a million years thought they'd go that route.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    lol everyone keeps saying he has not called a off. play yet.

    I think Jay and him went to Lovie to tell you the truth.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    He called plays when he was the head coach at minny. It may have been Martz calling the plays the last two years, but I can guarantee that Tice had a lot of say in the adjustments that were made. I don't have the stats, but I don't think a martz team ever came close to rushing for 2k, yet all of Tice's teams in minny were near the top of the league in rushing. Tice = more comitment to the run

  • I don't like the idea of Tice as OC - it means we get some ducheyne in as line coach.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Then you should have no trouble posting links to the relevant comments. Haaaaaaaaa. Not on this so-called blog.

  • I would of thrown his ass under the bus and asked him to drop back seven steps to do it..

    http://bleacherreport.com/tb/bd3L9

  • on less to fill:

    http://bleacherreport.com/tb/bd3Ck

  • Forget about DeCosta. He's sticking with the Ravens:

    http://twitter.com/#!/Ravens/status/155331829778481153

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Sugar...Honey...Ice...Tea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Uh... Jerry? Where you going so fast, buddy? You know we were only joking, right?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Lmao good one Crunch

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    There is a price he would leave for. Just like very coach that says he is stayin with his team and two weeks later takes another job.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Hope you're right. DeCosta is definitely in demand. He must be good.

  • The knock on Tice was "he's never called plays!"

    I think that knock is way overrated. Tice will bring in his own QB coach, and if things work properly, then the QB coach and Cutler should be calling plays. The whole Martz gotta call everything shit - we have a vet QB, let's use his brains as well.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm hopin you are right gp. I'm forever the optimist so I'm goin all in.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Gp...I think Murphs line of thought is valid....Tice..OC old school smashmouth run game...Bates to develop Cutty and the Passing Game...could be a good mix....

    think of it this way...wev'e seen the last of the "F"ing seven drop and sack Cutty call.....$#@!#!$@#%$#!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Forte is not smash mouth... We know this.

    Hopefully Tice does, too.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Willie ....I'm talking more the O-line on smashmouth..run..run..run..

    yes. Double Deuce is not abetween the tackles guys more edges and following his blockers but, If Tice has more of a say..I think we see more pulling and miss directional runs..

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Willie..I think Bell & Clutts may fit that smashmouth which would make our backfield one hell of a scary scenario for any D

    maybe when we are in the redzone we actually score ..sweet small hard pounding yards for TD's

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Are we done with Barber?

    I, personally, am not... I give him a pass.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    no WIllie...I like the Barbarian..my bad on that....I think the media was looking for a scapegoat for the loss to Tebow..and he was the sacrificial lamb...

    I would like to see Barbarian stay....

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    He can run the Power O just fine.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Especially in Madden 12!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Good point.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Yep Gault.. Thus, keep Barber.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Agree 100% The perception is that one man has to run everything as the coach but that's less and less true. More and more you see head coaches that focus on one side of the ball and bring in an OC or DC to almost be a second head coach on the other side. Saw an article about this recently concerning Wade Philips in Houston.

    I don't see any reason why we can't have the OC position work similarly. I understand you're working with the same players, but its okay to install a bunch of passing plays and a bunch of running plays that were put together by two different guys working closely together.

    Likewise in the game - if Tice wants a pass, he can look over to his QB coach and say "get a pass play ready if we're more than five yards out next play." Nothing wrong with that. And nothing wrong with telling Cutler "call a play to Bennett, we like the matchup in this package."

    The biggest concern with this approach is getting everything decided in real-time in a game. But that's (a) why you establish a hierarchy so there's no debating, and (b) wasn't exactly better with Martz and Shane Day anyway.

  • O: Giants
    D: Steelers
    ST: Steelers

  • Offense: Texas
    Defense: Giants
    Sp Teams: Denver

  • OK regs, get on the pizza list if Murph wins. Willie and Brownie are on. Guys from outta town that cant get a Lou's step to the front...first come first served. 4 left to go.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I'm not a long reg but I would love to taste some good pizza lol

  • In reply to Artoo:

    You're a long enough reg Artoo.......plus your famous for the endzone shot. And we all like ya!

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Murph is right - you're the closest thing we have to a celebrity in here!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Great idea Murph. I'll do the same (I'll keep one).

    I'm in if you're so inclined sir... never had one.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I'm in, Murph.

  • I am way more concerned about not getting deCosta than Tice, anyhow.

    If we get a mealy mouthed kiss ass suit that is there to stroke Teddy Ballgame's toupee and tell him how great he is.... then fuck it. We'll draft like shit and it will be Angelo pt II.

    If we promote Ruskell, I quit.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP....don't put that sheite out there bra.....he is "the name we don't speak of" bad "f"ing bad jojo.......

  • Offense: Detroit Lions
    Defense: Houston Texans
    Special: Denver Broncos

    Perno needs Malnati's

  • It's Tice as new OC: http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=8549

  • I know that firing Martz is addition by subtraction, so they're off to a good start. But can you really get excited about the promotion of Mike Tice?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    During Tice’s tenure as head coach, the Vikings established an NFL record for most consecutive games with over 300 yards of offense with 36 from 2002-04.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    In 2004, The Vikings under Mike Tice defeated the Cheese in their first ever playoff meeting, 31-17.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    In 2010, The Bears offensive line, under coach mike tice, surrendered 9 sacks in 1 half to the New York Football Giants

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Mike Martz had a big hand in that too. He did absolutely nothing to take pressure off that o-line...and really, after the second hit, Jay was concussed and was holding the ball way, way, way too long. I watched the game; I kind of doubt you did.
    But don't let that ruin a good story.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    i was at that game, sitting with a friend in our bears jerseys in the endzone. it was not a friendly crowd and they had lots to prod us about as jay kept getting knocked to the turf.

    but you're right, MBP. Martz was doing that shit on purpose to teach Jay a lesson.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    As I recall, Tice wasn't blocking that day either.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    I remember it well. It's really amazing what Tice has done with what he's had to work with, given all the injuries and poor drafts. How many sacks did GB record in the last meeting between the Bears and Packers? None?

    Btw, what's up with Wied? You really think he's hooked on Camomille?

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Really Cheese? Why are you on this site? You are a closet Bear fan. You have to be.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Who's excited?

    I don't think any of think Tice is THE answer...

    Plus, addition by subtraction only gets Doc excited.

  • The only thing that I want to happen is for us to install a zone run scheme. Forte is the prototypical zone back, great vision excellent one cut back, and when he hits the ally he can take it to the house. I think our line could be a good zone blocking line as well. Wisconsin uses the scheme and we know how Carimi fits in there.

    If Tice knows how to teach the zone scheme he should install it immediately.

  • In reply to do53:

    I don't think Tice used this in Minnesota, but maybe the next oline coach will know it. I don't think it's a good idea though. Forte is already effective, and we're in a win-now mentality. Which is also why I'm good with this hire. If next year sucks, then Tice and Lovie will be let go, and the new GM might go into major rebuilding mode. So now, it's "maybe next year, 2013, or 2016."

  • Looks like you'll be putting up another post soon! Tice in as OC.

    By the way, I've been reading for a long time, but never really posted comments before. What a cool idea to have this fantasy playoffs deal.

    I really love the blog and read it every day. Keep up the great work and thanks!

    Offense: Lions
    Defense: Steelers
    Special Teams: Lions

  • In reply to WalterCampsGhost:

    Will you tell Murph how much you love him?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Yeah yeah I know. Not sure how much I'm buying that. hehehe

  • MattBowen41 Tice will bring run based, deep play action Xs + Os as new #Bears OC. Now team has to add true, legit No.1 WR for Cutler to make it work.

    I do not know why I am okay with this now but I can hope?

  • In reply to Artoo:

    Cutler may actually think twice before telling Tice to "F-Off", although I whole-heartedly supported him when he let Martz have it.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    It was Tice who put Culpepper, Carter and Moss together in what was the Vikes best air attack they ever had dating back to Fuckhead Fran and Ahmad 'Cosby' Rashad.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm not necessarily against promoting Tice, but with no GM yet I think that's "putting the cart before the horse".

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Carter was gone before Tice became head coach.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Well... Hester, Knox, and Bennett are definitely no Carter or Moss.

    Tice and Lovie's insistence on running to set up the long pass makes me somewhat hopeful we will try to get VJack, DBo, or SteJo (that one was a stretch).

    Plus, what better way for a GM to make that first big win than to get us a true #1 WR in Chicago?

    Hell, Peppers and Cutler kept JA in a job two years too long.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    If SteJo is Stevie Johnson, then no fucking thanks. That guy drops more passes than roy williams, and isn't he 5 '11 or 6ft? Just another smurf, but one that things he's bigger than the team with all of his endzone dancing bullshit. Fuck Stevie Johnson's face.

  • 6'2" and somewhere north of 220 lbs. He's not a smurf but he's not Megatron either.
    Of course, not many are.

  • Shouldn't the new GM be in place before the new OC?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    This is a very good point.

    As if having no say in Lovie wasn't bad enough, now you get no say in the whole coaching staff.

    Just makes it harder on the Bears.

    This org is so dysfunctional.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's exactly what I was thinking but Gp said it best " This org is so dysfunctional."

  • Here we go, my KISS OF DEATH team picks.

    Offense: NEW ORLEANS

    Defense: PITTSBURGH

    SPECIAL TEAMS: NEW ORLEANS

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I say"KISS OF DEATH" becuse now that I'VE picked them, the Saints will probably struggle to score 20 and the Steelers will probably have Tebow lay a 30 spot on them.

    Se la guerre!

  • ZachZaidman Mike Tice on #Bears offense: "There will be a toughness about us."

    I'm cool with this. I tired of saying what I think because the Bear's keep doing the opposite.

    If I was them and I knew that my defense could keep teams out of the endzone but not score points. I would draft a stud Dend and pick up two FA wideouts and two FA left tackles.

    I want Mario as much as the next Nintendo guy but I rather see our offense outscore people and defense be in better situations.

  • in principal i'm good with who tice is and how he sees offensive football schemes. Who's going to be our line coach now... and even more importantly to GP's point:

    DeCosta is out, McKenzie is gone already... our two first picks toast day 4.

    Guys... I really hate to say this, but all the positivity and promise is quickly evaporating and it's starting to look like we need to get ready for Ruskell as GM. Just get ready. Because no top-notch GM is going to want to come in without any say in anything but the draft and FA. We're so fucked...

    Jerry Angelo pt.II here we come. Jesus fucking christ McCaskey's are you really that fucking cluless and not interested in the football part of your money machine?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You are prob right. I think it will be the guy from ATL or WAS.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'll try and stay positive and just say....

    YOU GOT WORKED in gun-game last night.

    Just kidding. Really, Tice, Lovie, and whomever else comes in on staff will all be in the same boat. This is a one-year deal for everybody, not just Lovie. So, I'm not sure it will be THAT big of a deal to the incoming GM. He will get some shiny toys for the coaching staff and if they fail to achieve remarkable success next year, they are all gone.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't know how things work in a front office, but if we can get a GM who is more interested in college and pro scouting than controlling the coaching staff, that's a good thing, imo.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    yeah, day to day I get that BS... but for a deal to get done GMs want to run their own show, not use a bunch of retreads.

    To MBP's point, it could be just a one year hassle to deal with. All that said... we still whiffed on our first two choices, which is starting to feel a LOT like 2 years ago.

    Just once I want top tier talent eveywhere in the front office. Just once.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We don't REALLY know who the Bears' top 2 candidates are. We only know what has been leaked to or ferreted out by the press. And if the Bears make poor choices, our 3rd and 4th round picks might work out better anyway.

    Besides, much is beyond the Bears control, like where McKenzie wants to work and whether DeCosta wants to go.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "We're fucked" - my sentiments exactly.

    I have had a sick feeling Timmeh will be the GM.

    Rearrange those dock chairs while we head over to that iceberg. We ran out of ice in the bar, and need to chip off a few chunks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Your nuttier than a squirrel turd if you think Ruskel is going to be our long term gm.

  • http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/06/decosta-isnt-leaving-baltimore/

    Well Fuck fellas!

    Bottom of the barrel for the Bears once more. Why the Fuck did McKenzie pick the Raiders over the Bears?

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    Prob because we were gunning for Decosta

  • In reply to Vicp71:

    Vic...one word....McCaskey's.....

  • Not a good day for the Cheese.

    "Jason Wied, the Packers’ vice president of administration/general counsel, has resigned from the organization."

    http://twitter.com/#!/AdamSchefter/status/155359507550179328

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I feel a soon-to-be-uncovered child molestation ring coming!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Nah. In Green Bay, it's all cow-and-goat molestation.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Jason Wied, the Packers’ vice president of administration/general counsel, has resigned from the Packers, the team announced today, because of health reasons...

    ...“This was a difficult decision but the right one for me,” Wied said in a statement released by the team. “I’ve had some health issues, including sleep apnea and insomnia, for the last couple of years and have tried many treatments, herbal remedies and medications. Recently I developed a dependency on one of the herbal remedies that had been suggested, and my long-term health became a real concern...

    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/136820518.html

    Weid... herb junkie. Are they f'ing kidding?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    You can't make this stuff up!

    Golden.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I went to school with Herb Junkie.

    Nice guy.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hah!
    For some reason, it makes me think of:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbdbwopsRZo

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I thought I read "sheep apnea"

  • Mike Tice is the new OC: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-source-bears-will-interview-tice-for-offensive-coordinator-job-20120106,0,5911250.story

    Lots of rock poundage ahead.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Crown... how you like the other Chicago team?

    Not looking too shabby.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    So pumped bro!!

    RIP is a great addition if he can stay healthy.

    Thibs needs to tighten up on Derrick's minutes late. That fall in Detroit the other night scared the piss out of me. He should have been on the bench.

    Just ordered this dandy: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Taj-Gibson-Chicago-Dunk-D-Wade-Basketball-T-Shirt-/110691052818?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item5f779424d3

    Should be a goon one tonight against ORL if D is playing.

  • Offense: Falcons
    Defense: Broncos
    Specials: Bengals

  • Irish?!

    Irish!?

    What happened to Irish? What's Johnny's name these days?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Back from the auld sod now Willie. A lot to catch up on but it was all good seeing Angelo got 86ed. The only way is up !

  • Offense: Lions
    Defense: Broncos
    Special Teams: Steelers

  • http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7432780/tennessee-titans-coach-dowell-loggains-candidate-chicago-bears-job

  • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/video/nfl/2012/01/04/010312_Peter_King_Top10_RB.SportsIllustrated/index.html?xid=cnnbin

    Thoughts gents?

    I think 1 and 2 are swapped. And I still really don't like king.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Too much of an opinion. Now, if it was " which running back loved the game the most?" Payton would have won.

  • In reply to Artoo:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJeTgQ-lgvE

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...we can go round and round about the #1 & #2 but you have to admit..both WERE "F"ING BEAST'S!!!!!!!!!!

    o btw...I would go with sweetness as #1..why? you say..this is why:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi_sLc7mu-o

    ps +1000000 on fucking Peter Douchebag

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    hey PDouche..the reason he was low on yardage in the beginning of his career he had a shit O-line in the 70's

    Al.. remember this shit Noah Jackson

    Playbook..almost Ron Turner...ish

    Payton Right
    Payton Left
    Payton Center

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    My Dad called it Payton left, Payton right, Payton up the middle, punt.
    Some of the other great OL were Revie Sory and Dan Neil, if I remember right. Robin Earl was a blocking TE, Bob Parsons punting.

  • Words I did not want to hear...

    "The (GM) search ultimately could lead them back to Bears personnel director Tim Ruskell, whose candidacy has not been dismissed." -Dan Pompeii, Trib, 01/06/12.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    ..................ugh@#!@%$!@#%$#!@$#!$#!!!!!@@!@

  • My question:

    If you're even CONSIDERING Ruskell, why did you bother firing Angelo?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al.. stop making it worse lol

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al........I think I may have just puked a little in my mouth...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Sorry, but Ruskell makes absolutely NO sense whatsoever.

    DeCosta staying in Baltimore is no big surprise. He's turned down several other opportunities and is obvioisly willing to wait for Ozzie Newsome's departure and has probably been told when that will happen..

    McKenzie to Oakland can't be surprising either. He has ties there AND (to take a page from the early seasons of SNL) Al 'Darth' Davis "is still very seriously dead.".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al....agree on makes no sense...the scary part about that Al.....Is it has the McCaskey's dysfunctional ideals written all over it...

    Fook Mi...if this happens....

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    This town's collective sportswriters will storm Halas Hall with torches and pitchforks if Ruskell gets the job.

    I'm not kidding here, this town will go absolutely APESHIT on the Bears if we get stuck with him.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    To avoid that outcome, I would like to step up and throw my hat in the ring for GM.
    It's a sacrifice, I know, but I'd be willing to do it if DaCosta and McKenzie are too weak to step up the plate.

    Don't thank me all at once...but feel free to send birthday cards with large denomination US currency to honor my selflessness.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MBP..screw the large denom's...just wire me the money today...hahahahahahahahahaha

  • In honor of the Packers Front Office and their apparent drug of choice:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FEtlO6_ulQ

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The Packers were working with the Bene Gesserit?

    Limited clairvoyance does make for strong drafts, so it all makes sense now.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Doesn't it? But their breeding program is also doomed to spin out of control and bring about the destruction of the existing order in the universe.
    Aaron Rodgers is the Kwizatz Haderach. Oh noes.

    Does that make Jay the stand-in for Feyd?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Cavalerri bought him a pair of these maybe

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PbVoDEqtcHc/RpV01yP4_oI/AAAAAAAAAPs/swDZdA7der8/s320/dune_lynch_feyd.jpg

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MBP...is the spice you speak of?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ro0FW9Qt-4

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    lol - Trixie Firecracker...wth.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    When I FIRST saw that movie at the theatre during its initial release I thought it was an absolute TRAIN WRECK of a film and yet, for some in explicable reason, whenever it is on TV I am drawn to like a moth to a flame.

    Appropriate reference: Someone in the Bears' hierarchy needs to throw his head back and scream

    "FATHER...THE SLEEPER HAS AWAKENED!"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I lol'd at that.
    The movie is actually kind of nonsensical until you read the books. I remember having a comic book adaptation of the movie when I was 10, and it was disturbing as f-ck.

    The book series was great until Herbert's dumbass kid took over and churned out a bunch of schmegma.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Schmegma?

    Would that be the "residue" of "The Spice"...?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    no Al..that's frumunder cheese....

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    again with the wisconsin connection.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP...full circle..full circle...when you want to talk about mold you can eat...
    cow's you can backdoor...
    or sing their State song " I'm my own grandpa"..
    and the dueling banjo's

    The FudgePecker's have a stronghold on it ALL!!!

  • Ok Here is the list so far
    #1 Willie
    #2 Brownie
    #3 Artoo
    #4 MB
    #5 Doc
    Willie may be willing to give his spot up because he gets into town to enjoy pizza a couple times a year. He may trade for a Giordanos.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Anyone who trades Lou for Giordanos is disqualified for stupidity.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I agree gp, but I cant disqualify I have to accept his choice in life. Diversity in pizza! Lous is all in the tomatoes used in the sauce.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No, you're a towel.

    Giordano's is mo betta...

    My stupidity has nothing to do with it.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Yes, I'm fine with giving up my spot...

    Lou's is good, don't get me wrong... I just prefer Gino's, Giordano's, Uno, or Nancy's...

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Preferring Nancy's to Lou's is like saying you'd rather have Kraft Mac n Cheese than a Porterhouse at Morton's.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Lou's don't do it for me...

    And for the price, I'd go Kraft day in and day out.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Willie, if I ever meet ya, I'll bring you weed, because pizza doesn't get you high.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    You're not seasoning your cheese with the proper herbs and spices.

  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/aa/McMillan_as_Harkonnen.jpg/230px-McMillan_as_Harkonnen.jpg

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d0/Mike_McCarthy_%28TJG%29.JPG/220px-Mike_McCarthy_%28TJG%29.JPG

    Yes, yes - of course...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    tee hee hee

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Nice! Neither one of them has a neck.

  • Bookmark this link:

    http://player.radio.com/player/RadioPlayer.php?version=1.2.13391&station=391

    If (and at this point, seriously, I'm praying here to the flying spaghetti monster for divine intervention) you hear that it's Ruskell, click that link.

    Because all HELL will break loose at that station.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    thanks for the link GP

  • Was Irish captured by the Khmer Rouge? WTF.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Illuminati is more likely. They're everywhere.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Where the hell is Robert Langdon when you need him?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I bet its those Rothschilds, Irish been ratting those bastards out all year. Scoundrels! He is being held in a vault at the Federal Reserve.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Pretty sure it's like 3am in whatever corner of the globe Irish is lurking in

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Nately's whore got him.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    (shhsshhhhhhh...)

  • I opened my wallet. I have $9 and a subway coupon.

    How much have you guys got? If we pool it all together and send it to Decosta. Maybe we can save this thing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ...and I just BET the coupon has expired, like our hopes for Decosta.

  • This will make you throw up a little bit in your mouth, but here's some stuff on Ruskell:

    The entire 2009 draft he picked for the Seahawks, not a single one of them is in the NFL anymore except Spencer, who was traded to the Bears. He traded Deion Branch back to the Pats.

    That was his last draft. He started with the HAwks in 04 and by 08 he had to go, it was felt he gutted the team and his picks were universally panned.

    The best pick he probably made in Seattle was Tatupu, and that was short lived.

    A couple years under Glitchy's shadow can only have done him harm, and it will just seem pathetic if we promote him.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I believe Steve Hutchinsen fled to the Vikings on Ruskell's watch as well.

  • new thread

  • McKenzie went to Oakland because he played for them. Also, Ron Wolf was the main driver getting McKenzie into the front office in G.B. Wolf is now consulting in Oakland. It's pretty easy to understand it was more about that than avoiding the Bears job. DeCosta isn't going to leave Baltimore. It had nothing to do with avoiding the Bears job. No big deal as far as the coach being in place. If Lovie doesn't win next year the whole gang is gone and the new GM can hire his guy.

    I like the Tice hiring. Lovie was going to have a difficult time filling the job because he's on a short leash. Tice knows exactly what the OL can and can't do and will call plays accordingly. Also, he knows if Cutler gets hurt we're fucked and he's out of a job. One last thing. Cutler can now call audibles. You can bet when he's changing plays at the line and burning the opposing D, they will stop all the 8-9 men-in-the-box crapola.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    all good points canada. not talked down from the ruskell ledge yet... just been burned so many times before.

    I hope you're right and we get a real GM and not that uslesss shitstain ruskell.

    I'm ok with tice for a year to see what he can do.

    ...new thread.

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