Bears vs. Redskins Preseason Game Preview

Bears vs. Redskins Preseason Game Preview

The second preseason game feels more meaningful because the starters tend to see more time on the field. Don't be fooled. It isn't. There is still only one truly definable goal for every NFL franchise as they suit up this week: stay healthy. But there are certainly some things to take a look at (and subsequently overreact to) when it comes to these 2012 Chicago Bears.

  • The Ghost of Quarterbacks Past continue and Saturday night it will be Rex Grossman in the role of Jacob Marley. (Yes, this is an 1843 pop culture reference.) I like Grossman and always believed both he and Kyle Orton would have long careers in the NFL as backups. It seems that is going to be the case. I hope the Soldier Field faithful treat him well. (And I think it'd be utterly surreal to see Kelvin Hayden pick off one of his passes down the right sideline.)
  • We all need to face the possibility of Brian Urlacher not starting against the Indianapolis Colts on September 9th so it will be interesting to see how the starting linebacking corps shakes out. Seems a sure thing we'll see Roach in the middle and Briggs on the weak side but my question: can blog-favorite J.T. Thomas supplant Geno Hayes as the front-runner on the strong side?
  • Hey! Guys! Left tackle! This is the only position I will be legitimately evaluating Saturday night. J'Marcus Webb is the only player on the Bears roster that needs a solid effort against the Redskins. He needs a clean sheet. He needs to show toughness. If he doesn't the howls from fans and media will only grow louder and Mike Tice will be forced to select Chris Williams as the lesser of two evils.
  • I'd like to see Shea McClellin and Julius Peppers play at the same time but I can wait till next month for that. I don't see any reason for Peppers to play more than a series or two.
  • Also on that "series or two" plan should be Lance Briggs. This team can survive losing Urlacher for a week or two during the regular season. They can't survive without Urlacher AND Briggs. Be careful.
  • Watch the tight end position for depth purposes. It seems unlikely that Kellen Davis, Matt Spaeth, Kyle Adams and Evan Rodriguez will all make the final 53-man roster but stranger things have happened. (If they do there is no chance Tyler Clutts is kept at fullback.)
  • I'm assuming the defensive line rotation of this roster will be: Peppers, McClellin, Wootton, Paea, Toeaina, Melton, Idonije. Last year the Bears had 10 defensive linemen on the 53. That leaves three spots. Chauncey Davis? Nate Collins? Brian Price? John McCargo? Somebody else's roster cut? For all the talk of the aging Bears defense, Lovie Smith is sure relying on youth when it comes to his front line.
  • I'd like to see Alshon Jeffery catch one pass from Jay Cutler.

Yeah I just wrote a lot. But honestly, outside the play of the two left tackles, I don't care what happens on the field. As long as all the pertinent players walk off it.

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  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Flag on the play; loss of down.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I call a flag on Jeff.

    Mixing gnome code with pictures of Rex Grossman has been proven to cause internet stability problems.

  • I think Bush is capable of blowing open his own holes on the goal line, so that's one less thing we need Clutts for. He's gotta be gone.

    I'm okay with that. I know he has a lot of supporters here but I'd rather see Rodriguez on the roster, who may have a higher ceiling and a lower floor than Clutts. Shoot me now for the Angelo terminology.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    It seems the list of sexual innuendos containing our running back will in fact be endless. Blowing open his own holes indeed.

  • blogfader...agree with your thread..

    I do have a few questions though. So if Jacob is "Sexy Rexy" am I to assume the Robert is played by "Neckbeard" and if we dig deeper ..who plays Scrooge?......McFucsky, Glitchy???

    and then would LDL be Gonzo in the Muppet's Christmas tale or Rizzo the rat?

  • Every year has a surprise veteran cut.

    My vote this year goes to Matt Spaeth. With an emerging Kyle Adams, I'm not sure what he brings.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not a bad guess, GP. Ditching Spaeth would no doubt free up more money that Adams or Clutts too.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Thing with Spaeth is that he's our best blocking TE. If we're as suspect at left tackle as it looks, who else can give that much support to Webb on the left side?

    I don't know much about Kyle Adams, but he's basically looking at either Clutts or Speath for a roster spot. On the flip side, if Davis and Rodriguez are future in the position, Emery has no need for Adams as a developmental spot. Better to keep the vets that do the job better now.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    NBIT...during DB's blitz drills..only clutts was 100%..he blocked all blitz's...Double Deuce got burned multiple times and was pissed!!!! Bush to was burned too!!!

    ......so if clutts has cutty's blind side in pass protection this maybe a key to keeping him...no thanks to the "W" Twins..and btw...you may think the W stands for the first letter in their last names....noway it stands for "WORTHLESS"

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I saw that Lobo.

    I will be SUPER bummed out if he gets cut. I think it will be a big mistake (and he can long snap)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That may be what keeps him around. Our long snapper is older than dirt. And we know that Toub has more roster input than your average ST coach...at least, I gotta imagine he does with what he's done.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Adams will be the good-payer-cut picked up by the Hard Knocks team.

  • Player, even ...

  • Loto, that's too much for me on a Thursday. It takes all my energy to muster up fake enthusiasm for these wastes of player risk. I can't wait til I can start breaking down Andrew Luck.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    let's leave that to Julius, Jeff.

    (see how I did that?)

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Injury free preme is what we are all hoping for blogfader.

    I just have to snicker when I see what's happening to the fudgepeckers..welcome to the "Injury Bug"..see how we felt last year

  • Uh oh: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-08-15/lions-rb-jahvid-best-injury-update-return-date-concussions-status-start?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing11%7Cdl21%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D193215

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    but yet MB..the Bears are still considered 3rd in the Black & Blue Division...and I think I'm coming to like the no love for us...let's take the division under the radar and then break it off in their arse in the SB..

    BEAR THE "F" DOWN ALL!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If you have a concussion that lingers that long, how in the world do you ever think you're going to avoid another, especially as a RB?

    I understand the desire to play, and the desire to make money...serious money...and yet, if you're not going to be able to enjoy it...smh.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    As i've said for all of the offseason. He's done. Toast.

    He should retire now before he gets another. Silly.

  • jesus, these people are fucking morons: http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/msn/vikings_cut_if_they_touch_peterson/11465353

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Think they even have their panties on?

    http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/vanessa-bryant-furious-over-kobe-bryant-partying/148610

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Fuck Kobay....and the whole shit ass dream team 2012...I got to tell you and I'm sure some will say I'm unpatriotic..but I was really rooting for Espanola to win "Gold" would of love to see how Kobay would weasel out of saying that his team would easly beat the "Real Dream Team"..and then to see James cry like a little bitch that he is.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/17/opinion/lee-kobe-bryant-dream-team/index.html

    WOW...Have I said to much???

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    The Duh-ream team got real "lucky" they poked Gasol in the eye.

    They had no answer for Spain on the interior. Yet another reason the 92 team would have whipped their asses every damn day of the week.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MBP....+100

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Interesting article....UNTIL I read this line,

    "Football's all-time leading wide-receiver Jerry Rice would struggle to get open for a pass when running routes against today's speedy cornerbacks"

    Wait, what?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    no, I don't.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    (Not a rick roll... Promise. You feel me?)

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    #BringBackSpice

    Looked like he was wearing his Bulls short from Jr. High...I haven't laughed at an NFL player like that since Plax shot himself in the leg.
    Dude is hilarious. I think he and FQD are in the same frat.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Not sure if you've seen the first video he did: "Stuff Free Agents Say"

    Equally good. Maybe better.

    Bang Bang!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    +30 (for you MB)

  • In reply to Shady:

    thaaaaank you sir!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I follow him on twitter but hadn't watched the videos yet.
    Guy is going to be on TV soon. Way more entertaining than Sapp, Dilfer, or Deon.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    "QI is a word?"

    Been there...I related to about half of the video, working from home. You go a little batty.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I thought you were going to get me back you bastard.

  • wtf??????

    no luv for Cutty & the Beast from the four letter network...assgoblins

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    And you are shocked by this?

    The 4-letter network hates the Windy City and Halas Hall. As do a lot of NFL TV personalities.

    I maintain the only reason Ditka got a seat with the "big boys" at national is his overt dislike for Bears management.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    no GP I'm not surprised...just shows no luv for us...and in the long run it's a good thing...means we are under the radar.

  • Shady, I have another one for you from the last thread.

    Chris Harris (and his wife) turned out to be annoying as hell. The guy was a prick on Twitter.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    For my limited exposure to Twitter, I've noticed a lot of the players I thought were great end up being twitter tools. It seems like Spice Adams (diet starts next week tho) is te exception to the rule when it comes to tweeting. It seems like the vast majority of players end up doing themselves a disservice by tweeting whatever popped in their head at that moment. Ouside of the velocity of news, I find it to be a complete embarassment of human nature.

  • In reply to Shady:

    What would Marshall McLuhan think of Twitter?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'll have my thesis to you by next week... But seriously, at what point do say enough is enough? TMI already. Trends don't indicate it's anytime soon, but there is something to be said for the days where public figures like athletes and celebs could be better role models for kids because we didn't know every detail of thier personal lives. Imagne celebs actually having real personal lives. It seems like those days are long gone. Now it just feels a bit creepy.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    How 'bout ..."The medium is the MASSAGE."

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Who cares about fucking Twitter?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    It has its uses.
    99% of it is pretty pointless, particularly when it comes to the "celebrity" schlock.
    But as social media goes, it's a helluva lot more useful than Facebook.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Twitter is a curse. If I owned a sports franchise I would tell my players/coaches. You will NOT "Tweet".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And no, I do not.tweet.

  • Maybe because I don't moonlight with MLS I am more fanatic about football than Jeff, but I am excited. Even if the preseason games lack gameplan, audibles, crazy blitzes, etc they still showcase some of the best athletes going mano-a-mano playing FOOTBALL...not soccer, baseball or handball...

  • Things I am looking for (besides health)

    1) CONSISTENCY. These are the players that looked good last week.

    J.T. Thomas, Hayes, Collins, Cheta, Shea, Wooten, Blanchard, Alshon, Summers.

    Here's who didn't look good - everyone else.

    I want to continue to see those players stand out and prove they're no fluke.

    2. Oline push. It's not rocket science. You don't need complicated schemes against Ds in the preaseason. JUST PUSH THAT BIG UGLY GUY IN FRONT OF YOU, and not the reverse. Our Oline got manhandled last week. They need to prove that they can win one-on-one matches without TE/HB help, or bail out plays like screens.

    3. That J.T. Thomas/Hayes battle just got moved up a notch. I'll be esp looking at them. Also, my boys Blanchard and Summers.

    4. Chemistry. Last week Peyton dinked and dunked his way down field (like I knew he would). He's in an entirely new city, team, system, etc and oh yeah, he may not even have arm strength anymore. SO there's NO reason Cutler can't dink and dunk his way down field either. I really don't care if they get a TD, but I want to see SOME chemistry between Cutler and his weapons under Tice.

    5. We seem to have too many TEs/FBs on the roster. Numbers say, someone's gotta go, so I'm gonna be keeping a close eye on all of them. Kellen, Spaeth, Rodriquez, Kyle and Clutts. I'm still pulling for Clutts esp since our Oline is less than stellar. I just hope he's not a causality of Tice's manlove for Hbacks...

  • Great list.

    I'm just looking for #2 on that list. Last week was sad. I don't want to hear about "just the most basic blocking schemes" and blah blah. I saw the Bear Jew pull on a couple sweeps last week, so they are working on more than just handle the guy in front of you. I want to see some holes open up. Every quarter, not just when Forte takes his carries. That means I don't want to be watching the 2nd half of KBell being hit in the backfield again and again.

    Kudos to Edwin WIlliams for learning to play center. We had Spencer for hire in there last year. Now, he's stinking up the line at LG. And the answer to that problem is Chico Rahal? Ugh. Talk about the Bad News Bears.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah, it was hard to judge the RBs cuz the oline was so bad. Bell and Allen flashed late last year, so we know they can run IF a DT isn't in their face when the ball is snapped. Bush didn't impress either, but same song...

    Carimi was just getting his feet wet, prob a little more careful than his usual self. These games will be very important for his progress and confidence. By the 4rth game, I want to see that mauler mentality again.

    As for the rest of the Oline, like you said, Ugh. It's a bit mysterious considering that the same very line blocked for 2,000 rushing yds last year, so I don't know what's going on. I also read that Garza is having trouble with shot-gun snaps since you know, he's a guard.

    As for this whole Webb-Williams "competition" at LT, to me it's a joke. Barring some superhuman transformation, Williams is a bust at LT and will most likely move to starting LG if Spencer keeps going backwards. James Brown is kind of the wild card.

    Edwin is our future center - he's just solid. Didn't really focus on him last week, but he's sort of the Izzy of the Oline - nothing spectacular, but reliable.

  • 4E85....the "W" twins are a joke I am hoping James Brown makes a huge leap.....I know he's the future but damn we need it today!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    James Brown didn't look good last week either, but it's only a game.

    It's been like what, 5 years and counting and we're still giving Williams a shot at LT, so we can cut Brown a little slack.

    I'm hoping he can step up too...like Obi Wan Kenobi, he's really our only hope this year...

  • I think it's only been 3 and a half...but it feels like a decade.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I still can't believe angelo billed himself as an 'oline specialist'. What a fucking crime against humanity that fucking waste of space was. Jesus christo.

  • If Edwin can become the oline version of Izzy I'd be happy as hell. Izzy does not suck.

  • 4E85......all good...

    mine is the O-line..I know Cutty will get out fast but will it be fast enough...and we can only go bootleg so many times...that's why I am thinking Clutts stays....can cover the blitz's on the blind side

  • Roger the lawsuit Dodger sent me another email. Ain't that swell? Whatta guy. So sweet!

    He's got the whole NFL in full CYA mode, with another 80s or 90s player either suing him and his organization or putting a gun to their head, it's kind of a PR nightmare.

    Here's his letter:


    To NFL Fans:

    Like you, we are ready to get “Back to Football.” And like you, we want to help ensure that young athletes participating in sports this fall are playing safely.

    The health and safety of players at all levels of the game is our first priority. Among our most important initiatives is helping athletes and their coaches know the signs and symptoms of concussion; and what to do if they suspect an athlete has a head injury. Through the leadership of our NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee and partnerships with organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are finding new ways to protect players, adapt to scientific discoveries, and promote a culture of safety.

    We applaud USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and the expert in player development and coaching education, on the launch this week of its Heads Up Football program, a health and safety resource for parents, coaches and players.

    As part of Heads Up Football, you can learn about the importance of properly fitted equipment, prevention and treatment of concussions from the CDC, youth football rules, and the basics of proper “Heads Up Tackling.” To learn more, visit usafootball.com.

    We are committed to the safety of young athletes, no matter what sport they play. This off-season, we announced our role in a multi-partner youth football helmet replacement program for underserved communities. The initiative will replace helmets that are 10 years old or older with new helmets at no cost to beneficiary leagues. With our partners in this campaign, including the NFL Players Association, we committed a combined total of approximately $1 million to the program, which will provide thousands of new helmets to youth football players in low-income communities.

    With the support of the NFL, youth concussion laws have been passed so far in 39 states and the District of Columbia, protecting young athletes from returning to play too soon. We will continue our advocacy for this law in the remaining states.

    To learn more about our health and safety work for athletes of the past, present and future, visit nfl.com/evolution and look out for two televised messages that will debut this season. We join with you in celebrating the return of the game we all love. Here’s to a safe and exciting season.

    Roger Goodell

    I, for one, am touched.

  • Too bad Jeff is a FantasyFootball-ist. He's missing on a lot of fun. Such as this, the Top Ten FF names on the interwebs via Matthew Berrry:

    1. Brady Gaga (@andeeezy_)
    2. The Book of Eli (@ben5trode)
    3. Gronk if your horny (@chief_badarasz)
    4. Weeden Start the Fire (@travis_B-evans)
    5. Belicheck Yourself before you Rex Yourself (@beardaddy)
    6. Wilfork for Food (@J_Breck)
    7. The World is your Royster / A Mike Goodson Production (@panpipeninja)
    8. Pete Caroll-ine (Bum Bum Bum) (@allennorth)
    9. My wife doesn't know about this team so please don't tell her (@deltakoz)
    10. Living on a Pryor (@_chris_barnes_)

  • how about (from that site that shall go unnamed... BR):

    My Vick in a Box
    I Dream of Mangini
    Stafford Infection
    sacks to be cutler
    Rollin' Up Blounts
    Ben There Raped That
    The Good, The Bad, and the Detroit Lions
    I Wish My Wife Sucked As Much As Your Team
    OMG, They Killed Henne!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Vick in a Box" Ha! Here's a few more from the peanut gallery...

    Steve McNair's Shotgun Formation
    Percy Whipped
    Skip to my Polamalu
    Weeden Hennessy
    Shaved Bush and Feeling a Brees
    RG3PO
    Teenage Newton Ninja Turtles
    No Punt Intended
    Sippin on Ginn and Juice
    Gronky Punch
    Moons over my Tamme

  • damn dude. that first one is FUCKED UP! wow.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, that came from the bloggers, not the official site lol

    There was another messed up one too

    Did Junior Say Seau

    Ouch.

    I like "Gronky Punch" lol

  • Dang. Screwed that up.

    Did Junior Seau

    I also like some of the names from the DBB leagues.

    SamHurd'sMexicanCell
    Forte Got Pae'd
    Chicago Cutlery
    Steltz'Golden Locks

    And naturally, mine

    85ClobberingClutts!

    Honorable mentions go to...

    Rodgers is a Pussy
    Stafford's Last Season

  • I love Forte Got Pae'd... which I think is GPs.

    That boy is so clever!

  • Stafford's last season !

  • DJ Moore Cowbell

    Fine. It's the best I could do on short notice.

  • Two of them are mine! That should count as an extra win in the FF....not that I'll be needing it.

    Vilfork for food is class.

  • yeah the death ones are bad. not going near those.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ben There Raped That wins so handily...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Ben there, Raped That"!?!

    Holy shit that's good.

  • Irish suckage

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/08/notre-dame-adidas-jerseys-miami-game/1#.UC1jb90iaKE

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Now now gp, lets not hate here.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I wouldn't say I hate those unis. I would say they suck.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The font is terrible.
    The helmet is inexplicable.
    The placement of the "Irish" text and the uniform numbers is strange.

    I'm pretty sure most UFL teams would have rejected that design out of hand.
    I have a hard time believing that "[t]he players absolutely love the uniforms" unless they've been recruiting from St. Mary's School for the Nearsighted.
    OTOH, given ND's record the last ten years, that sounds plausible.

  • No more pontoon boat blowjobs for Child Support while he ices that knee. It has not been his week....

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20621646,00.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No more "McLacher"? Say it ain't so. They actually looked like a good couple, but at least it ended "amicably". Wonder if that "personal time" was for his wounded knee, or heart?

    Tomorrow on As the World Turns...

  • Mb - Are you aware of Tittypocolypse and the Reply Girls?

    http://www.dailydot.com/news/youtube-reply-girls-tittiepocalypse-related-videos/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    i was not GP, but I believe that I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have seen the pale rider of the Tittypocolypse. And I am not afraid.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VHBP0qMqdg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fMDTmSfQa8

    Wow, I might actually be a little afraid GP. But I'd be brave and make it happen anyway.

  • I know i'm certainly overreacting but isn't it odd that Urlacher has had 3 knee "procedures" this offseason and not one?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I got a feeling the "source" for this news is one Ms. Jenny McCarthy. Seeing as how she was all coy about their relationship and is now more then happy to spread the word about the breakup and the problems they had. What a cunt.

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    Moon Mullin wouldn't give her the time of day.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    You would be surprised what money does to people.

  • child please

  • Oh My: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/16/report-urlacher-has-had-multiple-knee-surgeries-this-year/related/

  • GP, speaking of suckage, why is it that we have to watch a camp battle to see who our fucking *starter* is when on most teams, Webb and Williams would be hoping to get on the practice squad?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Cookie is a pisser. 1st round my ass.

  • Hey Shady, there is actually a Bears player right now that I really wish I didn't follow on twitter because I think the guys is immature and stupid. Geno Hayes. When it comes down to it, as long as they play, I could care less about how they represent themselves on twitter.

    The news on Urlacher is not good. I stand by that we might not see him till we play Green Bay and even that is pushing it. The best we can hope for is by game four or five because I don't agree with Jeff on the "We need Urlacher in January, not September."

    We need Urlacher for 16 games and beyond. Why? The division is solid this year. If we don't take the wildcard spot or win the division then Green Bay and Detroit will take it. If not them then I can list teams that could take the wildcard spot from us.

    Cowboys
    Eagles
    Seahawks
    49ers
    Giants
    Saints
    Falcons

    Plus, if we lose to the Cowboys, Eagles, Seahawks, and 49ers then they will have a tie-breaker over us.

    We need to secure our place in the playoff hunt for the Lombardi trophy and not try to squeeze in because there is no guarantee that we might squeak in.

    All that being said, the season won't be over if we lose Urlacher. But it makes the hill that much more steeper to climb. If everyone stays healthy and plays at the level that we know they can play at then we are a 15-1, 13-3 ,or 14-2 team. With injuries we become 8-8, 9-7, or 10-6 team.

    Without Urlacher, we become a team fighting for a wildcard spot and trying to win shootouts.

  • Absolutely agree we need Bri in every game. Each game he's gone can be chalked down as a loss unless we burn it up on O. Cutler can be replaced, Urlacher can't.

  • It was proven last year that Cutler can in fact not be replaced right now. Campbell is no Cutler. I'll take Jay over Brian if the rest of the D is healthy.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    A more accurate statement would be "Campbell is no Hanie".

  • common irish. talk like that is silly.

    How's things btw, you hangin' in maings?

  • WTF? Only eight teams in DYLbear's Pick'um league? No excuse why everyone can't be in this league. It only takes a few minutes a week and the season long smack-talk would make getting involved well worth it.

    http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem

    group ID: 19489
    password: jwebbnation

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Done, tx for the reminder. Great fun seeing how people think about teams.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    EW, thank you once again for the plug, saves me from posting it every damn time.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I am going to post it on every thread. Would be awesome to have every regular join..

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    I'm not joining for the pw alone.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    I restarted my Pick'Em league from last year too.

    I don't know if you prefer to keep this one separate, DYL or to consolidate -- I'll leave that up to you. Last year I had 6 DBB people and 12 non-DBB in the league...

    group ID# 22779
    name: The Road 2 Chicken Dinner
    password: shea

    (had to retire last season's league name, Punters on the Swole... hehe)

  • In reply to Michael L:

    One note: only thing I ask of people in my league (besides not being d-bags) is to put their name/handle in their pickset name, so we have some clue who is whom...

  • I have come to a conclusion and I know it may be flawed logic but....

    After watching all of the smarmy, blowhard, non football playing pussy ass bitches "analyze" the NFL game I have concluded that I only want either former players and/or hot ass chicks that understand the basic concepts of football to talk about it.

    I can't stand diminutive yet loud mouth reporters, beat writers, tv personalities and others that couldn't run a 10 yard out without tripping or breathing heavy telling me why a particular high caliber athlete won't be able to accomplish one goal or another. fuck those pussies. It's at an embarassing level the amount of total fucking nerds riding the gravy train and filling air time.

    What straw broke this particular camel's back you say? why so surly this morning?

    Watch NFL AM on the NFL Network at 6am and fucking vomit in your mouth.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Does Jenny Mac have a hairy asshole?

    There's a bunch of comments on the ESPN Bears site to the effect of "fuck that hairy asshole bitch". Believe it or not, I never checked out her pictures before, so I don't know. Is this one of her defining traits or something?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Also, did you see Vanessa Bryants comment that she will stay with Kobe only as long as he is winning championships?

    Holy shit. Maybe that's what Jenny did. She saw Lack was done, he wasn't going to be a star anymore, so she's off to find some other poor sap to attach her wagon to.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    my rant this morning was pre-huge iced coffee. I am still disgusted and my sister in law sitting on the other couch waking up slowly was even shaking her head when NFL AM LIVE actually ran a segment about Season 2 American Idol participant and internet sensation William Hung giving Tim Tebow advice on dealing with adversity.

    Yes, that fucking actually happened this morning.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that Vanessa Bryant comment was amazing. Sure Kobe raped that girl that had 2 other guys semen samples in her panties but he made up for it with a 5 million dollar ring and continued free rides on the Kobe Bryant money train of life. If she didn't end up with Kobe she could've just as easily wound up with Octavio, the local gang commander of the Latin Disciples in Oakland whose claim to fame is anal without lubricant and a huge tattoo of "bitch killer" on his neck.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    You are a very angry person Waffle. Especially when discussing women I have noticed. What is that about. This is Bears blog, not I have deep seeded anger toward womens blog. I notice also you have anger towards people of wealth and also perhaps minorities. Some of this I like, but womens is not for anger and abuse. You should seek psychological help for some of this.

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    Admit it, Trac - it's you.

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    1. I love women...I also love cats and have watched the Notebook several times when it's on basic cable...cry every time.
    2. I am rich and in finance so i can't hate rich people but I do have disdain for those who didn't earn it but flaunt it like nerds.
    3. My best friend is black and i'm proficient in basketball, baseball and football so i can't hate minorities. I also love early and mid 90's rap and some of the early stuff around 2000 from Louisiana from Cash Money so that almost qualifies me as black myself.

    You are:

    evangelical christian, white male, middle aged, bitter at the world, work hard but lack the talent to truly separate yourself from the pack, never feel secure financially and blame others for your shortcomings, agonizing over the ironies and difficulties that play out in your life, etc.

    How'd I do?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    plus you are a homegrown troll. Not even a fan of Detroit, Minny and GB, you were a bears fan but are here solely because at some point you gave up being who you were before due to some internet confrontation and no doubt yet another disappointment in your offline life and resorted to this nonsense.

    (Bang Bang)

  • In reply to Waffle:

    it's mrs. rodgers or cheesy maings. No way this doooshggg is a bears fan.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I think I hit the sensitive area for Mr. Waffle.

    Most of people in finance are criminals. You should shut up and pay your fair share of taxes.

    I do love the Chicago Bears very much! Hahaha! I'm not doing this because I'm greedy, I'm just doing it to feed the needy.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    The Notebook?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I'm a fool for love and for Rachel McAdams. What can i say?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Early 90s rap... like the Fat Boys, Whodini, RunDMC?

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    RunDMC and Public Enemy i guess. Biggie, Mase and Tupac in the mid 90's and my buddy's little brother from Louisiana burned me some Turk, BG, Lil Wayne/Hot Boys, etc around 2000.

    I'm a huge classic rock fan so it was weird to have Bob Seger in my CD player and then have Bone Thugs....

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Cashmoney is garbage! lol. Btw what happened to the name you had before it was deff hilarious. Cutty's sweet arm of death or something like that? lol

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    it will resurface as Cutty takes his rightful place at the top of all time Bears record holders.

    Cutty's flesh cannon of sweet death that will rain down something or someone upon pussy NFCN teams that worship the great satan or some shit.

    It will be new and it will be relevant.

  • Hot Cheetos and Takis

    Song of the year., you feel me?

    (BANG BANG)

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Dude, Willie… did you check their website out? Hilarious!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I knew what I was getting into... and I still couldn't stop it.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    (Bang! Bang!)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Diet starts next week tho

  • If Jenny McCarthy has a hairy asshole, well, so do I. Wait, I do have one. Nevermind.

    I've seen her pics in Playboy. No asshole hairs were detected. Then again, Playboy fucking airbrushes everything. Anyway, I think the writing is on the wall, gentlemen...this will be Urlacher's last year in a Bears uniform. I honestly think he'll retire. There's only one person on this roster who could step in and replace his productivity in the middle...and that's Lance Briggs. The time now to get this shit figured out. The though of having Roach in the middle all year does not please me. At all.

  • In reply to Grizz33:

    +1

  • In reply to Grizz33:

    No way does Briggs ever play MLB - guy is a great run-stopper but he is not a great coverage linebacker.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The irony of this season is that we're going to be depending on Angelo picks to play well.

    We need Paea to bring some DT pressure.
    We need Conte to bring some stability to the Safety position
    We need Wright's body to stay Major and not Minor
    We need either Williams or Webb not to shit the bed.
    We need Carimi's knee to hold
    And if Lach is done, we're gonna really need J.T. or Roach to step up.

    How do you guys like them apples?

  • and that's not even counting all the other Angelo draftees who also have to step up

    D.J. Moore, Wooten, Lance Louis, Melton, Forte, Steltz, Bennett, Hester...

    Footnote. We don't have any Angelo picks still on the team from the 2006-2007 draft classes (except Hester). I'm pretty sure there were a few good WRs and Olinemen in those drafts, Fucking Jerry.

    Angelo built a play-off team, but not a SB team because he couldn't hit on a 1st rounder if his livelihood depended on it (how you like retirement, Jerra?) nor could he address the Oline or WR even though it was painfully obvious that it needed dramatic improvement.

    Jerry reminds me of the Leroy Hoard story.

    Leroy Hoard, an over the hill HB, was signed by the Vikings. He is reported to have told his coach, "Coach, if you need one yard, I'll get you three. If you need five yards, I'll get you three."

  • please don't get me started on that assclown. Fuck I hate that cunt.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know. I hate having to root for Angelo draftees to succeed, but we're going to have to grit our teeth and hope they pan out because our season is going nowhere without his players balling.

    In the meanwhile, I'll just have to console myself with my Angelo Voodo-doll...

  • Why on earth would we NOT root for them? There are the guys that will be wearing the navy and orange, goddamn it!

  • "Angelo built a play-off team, but not a SB team because he couldn't hit on a 1st rounder if his livelihood depended on it "

    Wow... a fair assessment of Angelo. That's really it right there.

    Kinda like Connie Mack - build a team that is good enough to keep the fans in the stands, but not good enough that they demand too much pay.

  • In my opinion, Wright stinks regardless. And to think of the hate on Steltz for whacking Peanut when Wright may have done in Urlacher. The irony, eh?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Yeah, I don't get all the hate for Steltz. To me, he's a trooper. He's willing to play back-up and sp teams for peanuts, and when he stepped in last year, he averaged 10 tackles a game! If remember correctly, only Lach had more tackles in the same time span.

    All Steltz does is make plays. However, I do understand why Lovie is pushing Wright. Gotta think about the division, and Steltz having to cover Megatron or Jordy Nelson or even Percy Harvin does not make for a peaceful sleep.

    And talk about the "extra mayo" package, how 'bout this: Conte, Steltz, McCllellin, Lach line-up! (you may even throw in Peae and big Toe as honorary mayo lol)

  • Fucking. Hilarious. Period. (especially the last one)

    http://www.sportspickle.com/opinion/13584/player-postcards-from-nfl-training-camps

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thumbs up on the Eli one. I can honestly imagine him crying, holding the crayon...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sportspickle is a very very good site

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Damn MB, this is starting to scare me, but I gotta agree the last one is the best.

  • "Gah, what a stupid asshole," said Belichick. "He's a hell of a tight end and I love winning, but I would be totally fine if he caught syphilis from some porn star and died. What an idiot."

    Bahaha!

    http://www.sportspickle.com/news/13596/rob-gronkowski-announces-hes-playing-shirtless-this-season

    Holy shit, MB....where has this website been my whole life?

  • In reply to Grizz33:

    "I don't want to miss an opportunity to show them the goods. I've got bigger things going on than just some football game, if you know what I mean. Having sex with girls — especially ones with big titties — is what I mean. Okay. Wasn't sure if you got it, bro."

    Awesome.

  • In reply to Grizz33:

    you're welcome

  • Thanks to all that signed up for the DBB Fantasy Auction League, I can almost finally stop going on about it. Now we have to decide a draft. I would prefer either Sunday the 2nd of Sept or Sunday the 26th of Aug, both after 5pm ET if that would work for everyone.

    Thoughts?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I think Irish's timezone is CT+12... Therefore, probably something like 9-10pm ET *could* work for all...

    Then again, it would be 8-9am on a Monday (I think) for the Thaiman.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    9-10PM Eastern works for me. Just as long as it's after 12Eastern, I'm down with it. (I'm not waking up at 6am on a weekend for a damn FF draft again).

  • Also, Jeff, I picked up Sweetness a few months ago and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Although to be fair, I wasn't affected by the inital uproar as very little was mentioned of it here across the pond.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I found it a rather interesting read. Not the best written biography I've read, but not bad either.

  • Wow: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-08-17/tyrann-mathieu-lsu-drug-rehab-john-lucas-tyrone-mathieu-wvue-tv?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing11%7Cdl18%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D193650

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Good luck to the kid. He knows he's not playing this year wheter he goes to rehab or not so if he sticks it out in rehab he's got a shot to stay on track with his life and move to the next level.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    agree.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Can he be eligible for the draft next year, or declare himself a FA this year? That sounds like a John Clayton mailbag question...

  • not eligible until next year and he has to play somewhere this year in order to be (at a small school)... i THINK.

  • The only requirement AFAIK for draft eligibility is to be 3 years removed from high school (unless they added any new rules in last year's CBA).

    But the NFL likes to (generally) play nice with the NCAA, so they I believe they refrain from drafting or recruiting as FAs any player who isn't graduated and hasn't declared for the draft. I don't know however if there is a specific rule against it, as there really doesn't need to be -- if a player hasn't done that, then they aren't likely to negotiate and sign a contract anyway.

    If he is 3 years out, he should be able to just let it be known he is open to teams contacting him. If he's 2 years out, then he will be eligible to declare for the draft next year.

    That's according to what I know anyway.

  • Did anyone watch the game last night? The replacement refs suck!! My favorite was the holding call on a punt. Ref couldnt figure out if it was the receiving team or kicking team, didnt know if it was the Bengals or the Falcons, it was just pathetic.

  • Yeah, I was scouting the GB-Browns game, and they sucked in that game too. And FYI, coaches get an unsportsman like conduct penalty if they throw a challenge flag on a turnover! Didn't know that (dumb ass McCarthy did it). I guess because all turnovers are automatically reviewed now (like TDs), which I have mixed feelings about because they both slow down the momentum of the games (and I'm pretty sure it was installed to sneak in a few more commercials).

    A lot of people give those elder officials shit, but you can't just replace 20 years of experience with former Division II, High School, and Lingerie League refs! WTF!?

    I just feel like the refs are gonna be intimidated by the coaches and vet players and it WILL change the game. Everyone's letting the pre-season bad calls slide, but the reg season is only 2 weeks away, and they're gonna fuck some team's season up - put it on the board.

  • Few notes from the GB-Browns game.

    1) Rodgers and O look in mid-season form already. By "chemistry" I meant something like this Rodgers back shoulder throw to Jordy Nelson.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000051274/Browns-vs-Packers-highlights

    Keep in mind that the TD was against Hayden, a PB CB, who was all over Jordy.

    Balls in you court Cutler-Marshall...

    I couldn't get over how many young studs the Browns have. They have LT Joe Thomas - C Mack - Rook RT Schartz . Rook HB T-Rich (when he gets back), 2nd year HB Hardesty, Rook QB Weeden, 2nd year WR Greg Little, Rookie WR Josh Gordon

    And on D, it's still fluid, but have young CB stud in Haden, 2nd year DE Shear, Rook DT Hughes, 2nd year FS Hagg.

    That's a lot of 2 year or younger players starting.

    There's an old coaching adage, "for every rookie starter, that's a loss" which by my math means the Browns are gonna lose a lot of games this year, but if Weeden turns out to be the real deal, that team is going to be dangerous right when the Ravens and Steelers get old.

    Oh, what am I saying, it's the Browns. If wasn't for bad luck, they'd have no luck at all...

  • paging real Mike Holmgen...

    Ball's in your court emery.

  • Here's the million dollar question: now that we know the sky is falling and Lach is more injured than previously thought, which do we need more this year - Mcllellin at MLB or swing DE?

    Not that Lovie would ever swallow his pride and move McClellin to MLB this year since he's so adamantly protested that he is indeed a DE, and moving him to MLB would actually be an admittance of guilt for letting Lach play in a meaningless game (and don't give me that crap that Lach wanted to play. Last time I checked, Coaches are supposed to do what's good for the team; if they don't have the balls to do it, then they should find another profession).

    For a Christian, Lovie sure has a lot of pride and can never admit wrong nor ask for forgiveness for his miscues..(I will even forgive thee for Rex, Lovie, if you ever man up to that debacle).

    Off soap box...NOW...

  • One of my co-workers will be a back judge at the Raven-Lion's game on fox tonight. He's been reffing high school and D3 college games for the past 10 years or so. I told him to go ahead and intercept a ball so we can end this ref strike already...

  • You should tell him just to vagina punch Stafford.

    Two for One.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=vagina%20punch

  • Can you imagine the hilariousness of a ref pick 6?

    The preseason would be a perfect time to pull a stunt like that too.

    You could pick a 3rd stringer's duck, run down the field, into the endzone and give yourself the touchdown signal.

    That would be a NFL films instant classic.

  • In reply to Shady:

    No shit, that would be perhaps the greatest sports film ever.

  • Cowgirls Oline in doo-doo

    "The Cowboys were already displeased with their interior OL situation when they found out that C Phil Costa, the uninspiring favorite to start, had suffered a back injury, the extent of which is not currently known. That means that David Arkin (a guard by trade) could be switched to center in the meanwhile, but Harland Gunn (who suddenly is in the picture) and Mackenzy Bernadeau (initially pegged as a starting guard) also could factor in there once he’s healthy enough to play. Journeyman Derrick Dockery and undrafted Ronald Leary have entered the mix at guard now with C Kevin Kowalski (ankle), OG Nate Livings (hamstring) and OG Bill Nagy (ankle) all hobbling. Even the known elements, OTs Tyron Smith and Doug Free, are not showing their best. It’s madness along the line, and the Cowboys do not like what currently sits on the free-agent market. Improvement and better health must come from within now."

    No one liked my Joe Thomas proposal, so maybe we can make a move for LT Tyron Smith. Jerry is a wheeler-and-dealer. Next year's 1st + Chris Williams, Spencer and Chilo and Kyle Adams (since Witten went down too).

    done and done.

  • Trade 5 of our players for ONE LT? Is he Hershel Walker of Left Tackles? Geez. Hope you meant "OR" between each player named.

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    For 5 guys he better be a first ballot H.O.Fer.

  • In reply to BAM46Blitz:

    Tyron Smith is NOT a sure-fire LT, but he is a huge upgrade over what we have, and young.

    So much so, that I bet if we put that offer on the table, the Cowboys would most likely reject it.

    But let's say they don't. What do we lose? A 1st rounder, but Tyron Smith was a 9th overall pick in a solid LT class, and we know we're not gonna get a draft pick that high, so we gain a lot of spots there.

    We lose Chris Williams. Is anyone gonna shed a tear there? Spencer wasn't even a starter for us last year; Chilo wasn't on the team but did start for SF, and Kyle Adams may be cut anyways.

    Our starting Oline would be: Tyron Smith, Edwin Williams-Garza-Louis-Carimi with Webb as the swing Tackle. We gamble a little with depth, but that Oline would be better than the one we have now.

    The Cowboys would gain a starting LT (C. Williams - though obviously a downgrade), a starting G (Chilo), C (Spencer) and a solid TE in Adams just in case Witten's spleen doesn't recovery. Not to mention a 1st round pick.

    It's never gonna happen, but if Romo starts getting hit (He's already inj prone), Jerry might become more receptive...

  • Yeah, Mathiue would have been a junior this year (didn't know if he was red shirted, but I guess not), which means he will be eligible for the draft next near (whether he plays or not?)

    Here's an interesting discussion on him (be warned - it's a Falcon's forum) comparing The Honey Badge to Jenoris Jenkins...

    http://boards.atlantafalcons.com/topic/3952531-tyrann-mathieu/

  • Can you get the Chicago Bears Network (cbn) on a iPad via wifi?

  • Four players on the bubble and four players to keep your eyes on vs the Redskins http://chicagofootballtalk.com/3Cj

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