For Bears, Success is Entirely About Two Modes of Protection

For Bears, Success is Entirely About Two Modes of Protection

Here's a fact and it's borderline indisputable. When the Bears protect their quarterback and their quarterback protects the football, they win. And since 2010, the numbers prove that theory accurate.

The 2010 Chicago Bears lost 6 games. Below is the team followed by the number of sacks and interceptions in the games.

  • Giants. 10 sacks. 1 interception.
  • Seahawks. 6 sacks. 0 interceptions.
  • Redskins. 4 sacks. 4 interceptions for DeAngelo Hall.
  • Patriots (in blizzard). 2 sacks. 2 interceptions.
  • Packers (last game of year). 6 sacks. 2 interceptions.
  • Packers (NFC title game). 2 sacks. 3 interceptions.

The 2011 Chicago Bears lost three games with a healthy Jay Cutler.

  • Saints. 6 sacks. 0 interceptions.
  • Packers. 3 sacks. 0 interceptions.
  • Lions. 3 sacks. 0 interceptions.

The 2012 Chicago Bears have lost one game. Remember it?

  • Packers. 7 sacks. 4 interceptions.

First off, the teams. Cutler has lost 10 starts since the beginning of 2010 and 4 of them are to the Green Bay Packers. Second, just look at the numbers. The only loss the Bears have suffered since 2010 wherein they didn't have either 3 sacks allowed or 3 interceptions was a game where they had 2 of each and it was played in a goddamn blizzard. (Believe me, I was there.) They didn't throw more picks or get sacked more in the second half of the blizzard game because it was impossible to throw the ball.

I can hear some of you now. "Oh wow, Jeff, great information. If you protect the quarterback and don't throw picks you win? Shocker." And you'd be right. But the surprising thing for the Bears is they don't lose games ANY OTHER WAY since 2010 with a healthy Jay Cutler. In none of their Cutler-started losses since 2010 have the Bears been blown away by an opposing offense. In none of their Cutler-started losses since 2010 have they lost on a fluky special teams touchdown. This group of offensive linemen, led by this quarterback, have a signature method to their maddening madness: they allow folks to hit the quarterback and he throws the ball to the other team.

So one has to wonder because that's what one does. What would happen if Jay Cutler started tossing the ball over to the sidelines and into the stands? What if Jay Cutler, every time he sensed the line giving way or receivers unable to separate from defensive backs, just ran to his right and chucked into the seats? Just a thought. Moving on.

The Bears have issues. Two of them. They struggle to protect the quarterback. The quarterback has football protection low on his priority list. Everything else facing this team is borderline inconsequential. Struggling pass rush? So be it. Antiquated defensive scheme? Poppycock! Protect the quarterback. Protect the football. Win.

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  • First of all, Webb deserves to be unemployed.

  • It's just not in his DNA to throw it away. Jay thinks he can always make a play. Not sure how to change that mindset, or should we just accept the bad with the good.

  • A little tidbit that I was working on..

    Is it not simply amazing how one game can change the way people view a quarterback? Nevertheless, Jay Cutler didn't help his case out at all with losing to the Green Bay Packers. To be honest, Jay Cutler played absolutly horrible against the Green Bay Packers. It certainly wasn't his best game but many people are acting as if it's his last.

    There are many fans, writers, and anaylst that are giving up on Jay Cutler after one game. It seems as if the whole sports world has jumped on the "Hate Cutler" bandwagon. They believe that Cutler doesn't know how to lead a team, that he can't play at an elite level, and even some say that he will never get to that elite level. Skip Bayless, on ESPN first take, went so far to even say that he doubts that Cutler can win a SuperBowl. All of these comments and opinons came from watching one game.

    That got me thinking. I wonder what people thought of the last two quarterbacks that played in the Superbowl? Many probably thought of Brady as first ballot hall of famer and that Elit was on his way to that status. That being said, did they really think Eli was elite? Did anyone think Brady was elite after his first SuperBowl? What did you think of Eli and Brady in their early years? In fact, let's see which one had the most 4 interceptions games in their career.

    Let's talk about Eli Manning first. Eli has been in the league for ten years and has been in his brothers shadow for the majority of those years. Over Eli's ten year career he has had three games with four interceptions and one of those four interceptions games was enroute to the SuperBowl. Eli proved a lot of his critics and doubters that he was elite last year by winning his second SuperBowl. Which goes to show you how much winning games can change how people view you.
    Everyone knows the other guy that played in the SuperBowl last year, Tom Brady. I think we can agree that Brady is a player that most analyst, coaches, and general managers were wrong about. Tom Brady's numbers are spectacular and impressive to say the least for a guy that was drafted in the sixth round. However, underneath that impressive hall of fame resume that he has built, there is a sneaky fact about Brady. Over Brady's twelve year career he has had six games with four intereceptions. This is coming from a quaterback that has won three Superbowls and was the MVP in two of them.

    I could have used just about any quarterback that has won a SuperBowl but I choose to use Tom Brady and Eli Manning. Why? They both have proved and silenced their critics with their play. Which is something that goes unnoticed now because of their sucess and SuperBowl wins. It's easy to critize Cutler and say he isn't Superbowl ready because he hasn't won one yet. However, I could go back and bring up a few old articles and blogs about how Eli and Brady would never lead their team to a SuperBowl. Let alone win one. That I believe would be a waste of your time. What I hope you take from this article is that even great quarterbacks struggle and at times lose their cool. No one knows for sure whether or not Cutler will ever win a SuperBow but if history has taught us anything. It's that people shouldn't count him out yet.

  • That's a tidbit?

    Tid ol' bits.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    btw, where were you last night at Gems&Dragons! ?

    We almost had a full DBB team (johnny, Doc, Shady, GP, and me we're on.)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm grabbin my copy for ps3 tomorrow, docnitty gave me all ya'll's gamertags, I intend to join DBB's online death-squad

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I figured you fuckers were watching MNF!

    So, after the first quarter I started watching the second Godfather.

    Tonight? Some of the same?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    most likely.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So .03 K/D ratio is decent right?

    When do I get spells?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    That was a flood o' bits.

    Cutler violated man law of the jungle. Which, until this game, I was unaware of. Which says, you never physically confront a team mate on the field of battle, no matter how the fucked the fish, no matter how bad it gets, you don't do that.

    I've grabbed the face mask of team mates and yanked, to tell them to get their fucking head on straight - so I guess I am a terrible, terrible offender and Skip Bayless would have written terrible, terrible things about me on my HS team.

  • In reply to gpldan:

  • Fuck Skip Bayless. Fuck Eli. Fuck the "whole sports world" and fuck the "Hate Cutler" bandwagon (which has been in full effect for nearly 4 years).

    Also, fuck comparing Tom Brady's six 4 pick games in 12 years.

    While we're at it, fuck bringing up the idea of bringing up old articles, and then not bringing them up, but bringing up how they'd waste my time. It would have been one of the more interesting parts of the piece. I'd like to see previous Brady hatred (fuck Eli, he's got fat tongue problems).

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Fat Tounge Problems Incarnate:

    (but a bad ass and I like him)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Never saw that before... makes me like the guy.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    good dude, great WR... huge, fat, scary-big tounge

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought he was a TE...?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:


  • One bad game so far and yes indeed, the vultures are certainly out for Cutty. It's been vicious,and unfairly so. You can't get back in the ball game by throwing it away. Time was against them and opportunities are few with a porous offensive line. On all interceptions the line had collapsed and Cutty was about to get hit. His accuracy was off? No shit. Bennett was the intended receiver on three of them for what that's worth.

    Apparenty there weren't many short slants or flat stuff called during the game. Why? Our Boy Roy reviewed the game and found that of all the routes run by receivers, there was very little short stuff on any of the plays run. Cutty needs to start changing the plays if he's serious about being a leader. Jimmy Mac didn't have Fencik calling him out with the press. They called shit plays? Change em and score.

  • boom

  • I´m interested in those articles you mentioned. but R2, lets put in perspective at cutler´s age, what are the stats comparing to Elis and Brady´s performance? because it´s unfair comparing with super bowls provided that chicago has one of the worst coaching staff in nfl. but Marinelli and Toub

  • Man do I agree with you Willie, I can not believe this guy starts. I'd be trying anyone and everyone but he sure wouldnt be on my team.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    both a yuz, don't get me started pls.

  • what's been gnawing at me about the line was..
    Did Ticey at anytime as he watched his line implode..give any help to Little Webster? TE anyone?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    p.s. are we missing Clutts here?

  • on target:

  • If we could have a do-over on the Pack game, we'd line Bush up in the i, and play scrum 3-yards-and-a-cloud of dust early and often. If they stack the box, we'd go to the short passing game and screens, screens, screens.

    THen we'd smack them with more Bush.

    But then again, if we were thinking, we'd have Clutts lead blocking for Bush and Kellen Davis would be unemployed.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I know GP...agree on the grinding with Bush..Ticey seemed to be slow moving on this.

    I guess I was talking into Double Deuce and his blocking..not the greatest at it.

    btw...our O-Line I hope has time to get it before the Rams game.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    get what lobo... they are all dogshit and while they'll get better as the year goes on (please god nobody use the fucking word 'gel') they will always be mediocre at very best. Until we get someone in the house who knows what a good fucking olinemen looks like and has the skill to bring him in, we're going to be dealing with this shit... no matter how much potential our QB has.

    ~ Signed, sick of this same shit for the 5th year in a row

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...."get" that the have to "get" on the same page. Spencer looking around and boning his fucking head during the shotgun plays.but then again we bring in another Guard so we start all over again sheesh........

    I have to discuss agree about the line we are below mediocre.....brah

    btw...Did you ever complete your first original painting purchase? and what area Laguna Beach, Carmel, San Diego?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    no, I totally forgot that my little cousin in SA is an artist and she paints HUGE canvases. I'm going to have her do one for me custom-like. In SD lobo.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...glad to see your answer!!!!

    If your going to get into the art world, do your homework..There are a lot of GREAT AMERICAN ARTIST'S..and now knowing your cousin is one go for it, a commissioned work is always a great move.....then it's personal

    btw if your have not figured it out this is what I do for a living. try

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Lobo, that's your work man??? Or you just rep for him?


    (not the right tone for my room, but really nice stuff.)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    no brah..that's me...

    and I would agree with what your eye says. I have a ton of good friends that are artist's in CA and the coastal areas and I would be more than glad to suggest. I would love to see your cousins work sometime. Is she a Plein Aire Painter or a Studio Painter?

    and as for investment wise...original artwork always appreciates and does not depreciates. that's why I said it was a good move to ask your cousin to paint for you!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wow, look at you man. Awesome stuff. You're really talented.

    I also saw a pic of you and to be 100% honest, for once, I totally pictured you looking similar for some reason.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Nice! I totally respect anyone that can make a living doing what they love. Not an easy thing to do. Good on ya, brother.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    thanks brah's...I really tried not to promote myself but when MB was talking about collecting...I just had to step forward on it.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Lobo, this page on your site is down:

    Just fyi...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Nice, man! I'd offer to buy some, but I'm guessing if I have to ask the price, it's too expensive.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Wow lobo, that is some good stuff. Princess Pigtails and Pilar was my favorite, and also really enjoyed the landscape and nature art.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    You know, I wouldn't know good art if it bit me in the ass but I really like your stuff (LOL, I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing). On some of those rose paintings (#5 for example) - is the canvas textured or is that actually the painting?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Jeez Lobo, that's really beautiful. Wow. Just beautiful.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I like your work, Lobo.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Really, really cool lobo.

    The art force is strong in you.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Chilo is a better run-blocker than Spencer, so that should help. Swapping Chilo for Spencer though is still like pausing during Russian roulette to change to a different color of bullet.

  • hahahahaha. I like that one. Going to use it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    just swap brand for color

  • In reply to gpldan:


    I think we'll pull it back together and finish in the playoffs, BUT... until we flush the toilet from ownership down, the Bears will always be the same man. Especially while lovie and his merry band of merry buffoons is still in charge. Same old same old.

    Terrible personnel decisions, terrible coaching and game calling, and an overall inconsistency that makes us all very uneasy all year every year.

    …and while mariotti is indeed a fuckstick, dude was 100fucking% right about what he wrote. Sorry to say it. 100%

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Mariotti could say the sky is blue, apple pie is yummy and Kim Kardashian's pussy tastes like chocolate butter, and he'd still be a giant fuckstick and nobody would give a shit what his opinion was - about anything.

    This guy was such a fuckstick that, when he left, Roger Ebert - the Phantom of the Opera himself - penned a good riddance he-was-a-fuckstick editorial in the Sun Times. ROGER EBERT.

    That's like Fred Rodgers calling somebody a douchebag.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    This chocolate butter you speak of... tantalizing.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:


  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Nice... my wife says that to make fun of that puffy-faced chick all the time. Rachel?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:


  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    yes, and I hear it's dispensed liberally from a big fat can

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bang bang!

  • In reply to gpldan:


    It was obvious early on that the Pack weren't playing their usual man/blitz package (prob scared to get burned by Marshall/Alshon. Amazing what good WRs can do).

    So, the DUH offense dictates, RUN THE BALL.

    But Tice magically transformed into Tice. This loss is ALL on Tice. Sure, Webb sucks. Sure, Cutler went "code red", Yeah, Marshall choked and Toub got out-Toubed, but none of those happen if Tice created a good gameplan.


  • Agree 100%. I've made many Freudian slips since the game and bitched about Martz, having to correct myself and insert Tice.

  • @FBNation_Bill
    Replacement ref tells LeSean McCoy he needed him for his Fantasy Football team…NO WAY. Bring Back The REAL Zebras

  • You get a bunch of scrubs that were reffing the local Friday Night Lights games, and you pay them shinola while fucking over the refs who came up through the system on merit - and then you wonder why they have ulterior motives and are idiots.

  • Tice fucked up, IMHO, pulling Cookie out from LG.

    Now we find that Spencer is shit, he's gotta go, and we're going with Chiculo or whatever his name is from USC.

    Just because we need Cookie as our swing insurance, because we cut Omlette.

    All this, and Chicken Dinner is a situation pass rusher. At best. And Reiff is backing up Backus and looks good.

    Some of this shit pisses me off.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP...agree I expressed the CW attitude on the previous thread .."We are all Set" He is our swing tackle...simple.

    and pisses me off too.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    nice art work btw

  • In reply to gpldan:

    thanks GP

  • In reply to gpldan:

    We did pretty well on the D-line there rushing ony four. Rodgers was sacked 5 times and hit 7. Not bad. With a differenty called scheme we could move the ball. Draws, screens, slants, short-stuff. Lots of Bush. Play-action off the back of that ..... we could help that pretty good defense of ours. Prefer to see Steltz in there though.

  • I am going to run that same gameplan irish.. lots of bush.


    Chris Spencer loses Bears' starting role to Chilo Rachal

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Hey, it's a start. Maybe.

  • so no matter where you are, you can see tits on your phone:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..........................bbbbwwwwwaaaaahhhhhaaaaa!!! that was fucking funny sheite!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I want the I phone 9..oops..I mean the 7 ..oh sheite..I mean the 6 right which is the fucking number now??? hahahahahahaha

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Where were the tits? Very disappointed. I don't own a cell phone. I was considering this one until they didn't come through on their promise of tits. DAMN!

  • I have been looking for info but I can't find anything on it but..

    The Rams were down to their third string LT and I haven't heard if the second string guy is going to play or not.

  • Their Oline is worse than ours. However, unlike us, they actually feed the ball to their stud HB to limit their weakness.

    Apparently, we're too good for that.

    We're going to get a healthy dose of Jackson/Richardson, so Cutler and Briggs better be their old selves.

  • -Lach, not Cutler.

  • Their stud RB is hurt. Could miss the game this week.


  • Jay Cutler on Waddle and Silvy in 5 min. Forced apology coming in 7 min.

  • I don't know where you are getting your info, but Jay Cutler threw 2 interceptions in the game against the packers last year at soldier field. In fact, he doesn't have any INT-free games against the packers

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    (except for once when he was with Denver)

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    His stats against the Packers are appalling. He's consistently awful against the Packers. So are his offensive ines, and traditionally, his receivers.

  • Cutty on now

    He's a little salty

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yep. I'm thinking Sea Salty...maybe????

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ok - a lot salty

    I thought he was gonna fight Silvy.

    He's an asshole. He is desperate need of a media coach.

  • listening... not sure I hear ANY apology there. Damn salty.

  • still not willing to take any blame for any problem of the O

  • Jay... shilling caddys? Jebus.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • OK, listening him do the Caddy promo is fucking painful.

    No wonder he gets no endorsements. Jesus.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hahahaha... dead. pan.

    He is an ahole... but he's OUR ahole!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Listening to it now and I think the guy is hilariously dead pan.

    "You're guessing...admit it, admit that you're guessing"...that was great.
    "Shhhh...quiet guys (while he's trying to ramble through the Caddy commercial)..."

    This whole Webb thing is a fart in a frying pan.
    I will say, how in the hell he was being left singled up against Clay Matthews is beyond me.

  • Wow. Just... wow.

    I can't believe this dude. During the commercial break, Waddle had to be telling him "hey, we are on YOUR side."

    He's just mentally checked out there for a sec, he's trying to right it now with some cliches.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    When the Cutler era is over, there are going to be guys coming out of the woodwork to say how much they hated this guy.

  • RIP Steve Sabol

  • In reply to ben in norcal:


  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    +Infinity. Thanks, Steve.

  • I didn't even know he had brain cancer. Fucking cancer. This world will be a way better place once they figure out how to truly cure cancer, i give it 10 years or so.

  • wow, guy was a visionary

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Better than Morgan Freemon or Paul Frees: Steve Sabol is THE best narrator of all time(in my opinion).

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Steve authored the poem "The Autumn Wind", however John Facenda narrated the films.

    Later, Harry Kalas took over from Facenda. They had iconic booming voices.

    Steve would often open a show, sitting on a stool, going over the week's events, and then cut to the films and that legendary music with Faceda or Kalas narrating during the glory years.

    Steve now joins his father Ed upstairs. Both of them were inducted into Canton. When I went there, I saw their display.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I remember early 80s my father would buy every NFL film that came out.. Hardest hits, Biggest Bloopers, etc. I could have swore that Sabol did narration on a bunch of those. Facenda must be the deep voiced guy.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Even they all have to get in line behind the immortal, John Facenda.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Actually, MB, even Steve would say the visionaries were his Dad, Ed, and also, Pete Rozelle, who Steve Sabol himself said in a clip the 4 -etter is running in his obit piece, that it was Rozelle who saw the potential in what they were doing before THEY did and told them, "We need to get this stuff on TV" and that they were forging an image of the NFL.
    Steve said , and I paraphrase "we didn't know we were doing anything great, were just loved doing it."

    I've said it before and I say it again, ANY of the NFL Films "History of..." DVDs for NFL whatever team is well worth watching. Yes, even the Packers. Hell, even THE RAIDERS. I even came away with more respect for Al Davis after viewing it and I HATE Al Davis (Is he still dead?).

    We got a movie projector for Chrismas in 1966 and the very first films we ran on it were NFL HIGHLIGHTS from 1965. I've been hooked ever since and I STILL HAVE that 400 feet of, black and white, Regular 8mm film although I HAVE since obtained the same set of highlights (and then some) in color on DVD.

    Steve Sabol, 1942 - 2012.

    Done too soon, folks. Done too soon.

  • This information is useless. Everyone knows what the Bears' weaknesses are. Poor pass protection and lack of ball security from the QB.

    Jay Cutler will never stop throwing picks. If he could help himself, he would have by now.

    You want better ball security? Get a new quarterback.

    The current Bears offensive line (with the exception of further development from Carimi) "is what it is". J'Marcus Webb is not going to stuff premier pass rushers. Neither is Chris Williams.

    You want better pass protection? Get some new fatbodies.

    Pleading for Cutler to start playing smart and for Webb to stop getting steamrolled is hysterical.

    I'm not going to recite the Albert Einstein quote about the definition of insanity - because I think I might puke it's repeated one more time - but you know what I'm talking about.

  • Just got a "i didn't play well" from cutty. That's about as close to an apology as you’ll get.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    agree MB ..there it was...done he's moved on. I think it was GP that said "he needs to get a media guy" absolutely asap!!! if he wants the ka-ching endorsements...he needs a groomer NOW!!!

    he needs a JM

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    her's the link

  • Ok after the comercial break dude "admits" they lost against GB. Wow That was a huge step. Jeesh! This guy is just adament about not taking any blame whatesoever for losing. Dude said he wouldnt take back any of the int's he threw but he did FINALLY say "I didnt play well." I think thats probbaly as good as its going to get.


  • Was the crowd booing Jay for correcting that lady in a pssy way?

  • No, they were booing the lady for trying to kiss his ass by revealing that she (thought) she knew his son's name, only for it to blow up in her face when got the name wrong.

  • I don't know what's fundamentally wrong with me... be it idiocy, homerism, my level of appreciation for dry retorts, my hatred for dumb questions, or just pure "fuck everyone" mindset... but I loved how he handled himself.

    Saltiness. Surliness. All of it.

    "Quiet guys" during the retarded commercial... beautiful.

    Fuck an endorsement. Let's win the fucking ballgames.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I didn't get a chance to listen to the Cutler Show, but I can already envision it.

    A lot of , "Yeah know", "Uhs", (If anyone ever wants a good drinking game, take shots everytime Cutler utters either) with interruptions, corrections and short quips by the end.

    And I really don't care. What I do care about is him melting down when it really counts. Wasn't there a saying that a the Bears can go 2-14 but as long as those two are against Green Bay it's a winning season? Didn't Lovie make it a point to beat GB? Am I missing something. GB loves Cutler. I would too if I were a Cheesehead.

    He's going to have to sweep GB the next two years to break even.

  • When Lovie was hired and said that about GB he was preaching to the choir. Not to mention, GB was on a downward trend and it looked like a reasonable goal. GB has been one of the top teams in the league the last 3 years and that goal is not realistic with this team. It's no shame to lose to one of the best teams in the league. It's hard to take when it's a total meltdown on one side of the ball.

  • Didn't listen to the show but got the gist of it from you guys. It's just not in his DNA to apologize or take responsibility for his actions. Major character flaw. A little humility and remorse goes a long way. Overall it probably doesn't make that much difference but why wouldn't you want your teammates to hold you in high regard? Esp the ones that are guarding your health. I get the fiery personality, the will to win and all that other BS. I don't understand how you can be that immature at his age and position on the team.

    If he doesn't want to deal with the media stop going on these shows. The only real obligation he has to the media is after games. He doesn't need the money.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I think the "not taking responsibility" thing is overblown.

    Never in the interview did it seem that he was blaming anyone, and he repeatedly said how bad he played.

    Eh, I'm a fucking apologist. Don't listen to me.

    But listen to the damn show, you guys have the internets. It'll take less time than reading Scoop's tidbits.

  • A big part of the problem last week was Tice getting over-confident after one week of the offense excelling. I don't know if he listened to the media clamoring over the return of the Cutler-Marshal duo, Cutler talking about how dangerous the O was going to be this year or what. But, he needs to return to his past coaching style-at least for this week. When he was coaching Minny, I'd say there was around a 2/3 run, 1/3 pass ratio. And it worked pretty well for him based on the limited talent he had.

    Pound the pill, take off the blues brothers glasses, put a bears windbreaker on, get your lamenated sheet of plays out, but the pencil back behind your ear and grind it out.

    We need a healthy combo of Criag Ironhead Heyward and Gangnam style brands of ball for this week gents.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Not sure the talent was that limited. I know they had Moss and Culpepper. Not sure if Chris Carter was still there. They had Hutchinson and Birk, possibly McKinnie on the line. Possibly Robert Smith. Way too lazy to try to find out. I think they were more 50/50 to 60/40 run/pass. Totally agree with ya about pounding the rock.

  • Just take a moment to soak in Steve's poem:

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  • In reply to Crown:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Someone got to sourcerer level 7 way too quickly:

  • In reply to Crown:

    ...and the meek shall inherit the earth:

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  • In reply to Crown:

    wow...I'm speechless....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    DAMN...didn't even need the pic's...he painted an image in your fucking mind just by the poem and the voice...sweet GP!

  • you guys remember Jamelle Holieway?Damn:

  • From now on, I'm gonna refer to Tice as Martz-Tice. Until he proves otherwise.

    Then again, Martz also called horrible games at the start of the season before changing, so Martz Tice it is.

    Also, Omiyale filled in at T for Sea and apparently "played well." If so, then our Oline issues might run deeper than player talent, but coaching and development (not to mention evaluating - yeah know, actually admitting we need new guys).

    Also, Kellen Winslow signed by Pats (if he passes physical). But we got our own Kellen, so once again, we're good. Nothing to see here.

  • We feel confident with our guys.

  • I don't understand. I's pretty common knowledge that Winslow is not healthy.

    Belichick's done some "Lazarus" reclaimation projects in his time, but he complete WHIFFED last year on Ocho and Albert H.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Thanks for pointing that out, Al. The image of Belichick is far greater than the reality.

  • I've been watching "Major League", and unfortunately, I'm beginning to understand how Cleveland fans perpetually feel. Just replace Cleveland with Chicago, and Charlie Sheen with Cutler.

    I'm rapidly devolving like that fan in the movie. Or like Bob Uker, who first needs a beer, then a 6 pack, then a 5th of Jack to get through the games...

  • To make you laugh...

  • that is funny... now if the oline was the only thing that was invisible, that would be called "reality".


  • While he'd right to a big degree.... to me, this is why having nerds cover football is sometimes silly:

    Like having me TA Doc's maths class.

  • One needs to have a short memory in sports. A very short memory. The last play, or the last game, no longer matters. So I don't give a rat's ass for apologies or admissions of suckage, regardless of how obvious that suckness was.

    My bottom line is that I will never believe Cutler can take us to the promised land until we beat Green Bay with him at the helm.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I don't think Cutler having a winning percentage against GB correlates to our chances of getting to and winning a super bowl with Cutler at the helm, but they certainly have had our number with #6 under center. We could easily lose both to GB, get in as a wild card and get hot at the right time. We've seen the trend in recent years. But it certainly sucks to be consistently owned by your most dreaded rival. Green bay knows they have the upper hand, we know it, even Oprah knows it.

  • In reply to Crown:

    While you're right Crown and I know we're not really arguing, but as we well know, Bears - Packers is *always* a big game.

    Jay's inability to play well against the Packers forces me to question whether he can play well in *any* big game.

  • Bradford?

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  • In reply to gpldan:

    Quick Story:

    I saw Tim Matheson waiting to board my plane in LAX once. I'm not sure he gets a ton of people coming up to him or not.

    I went up by him, and he looked at me, and I did that 'I know you' look, and he smiled, so I went ahead and said, "Eric Stratton, Class of '62, right?"

    Tim was so cool, he didn't hesitate and shook my hand and said "damn glad to meet ya" and walked on.

    Good times.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That is fucking AWESOME!!!!!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Nice. Well played.

  • In reply to Shady:

    He probably gets it all the time and thought "another douche".

    Actually, I guess, he's supposedly like the nicest guy in Hollywood.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    He was also the voice of JONNY QUEST in the 60s!

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  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He crushed it.

    Landis wanted to give the part to Chevy Chase, but Chase did Foul Play with Goldie Hawn instead.

    Thank GOD.

  • In reply to gpldan:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Just a classic film

  • G&D - I'm in there. Sent requests to everyone.

    Getting some (deaths)

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    nice. going to dinner at 6ish. Be online by 8ish PST

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Just got my highspeed internet back (switching utilities is a bitch) and have a conference call at 7pm I'll have time to smack you around in Free-for-All. Cakes and Pies!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    ahhhhh, the innerness... welcome back to the innerness.

  • Back to living in the Toyota:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Maybe he can spare the boot (trunk) for Vince Young?

  • Is it just me and Ender that are into World of Tanks ? I'm addicted to that shit.

  • I'd like to see the "TWO MODES OF PROTECTION" improved to something beyond "LITTLE" or "NONE"

  • Could you imagine the wrath Cutler would face if he skipped out on all of the Offensive Players meetings prior to his team getting handed their ass in Lambeau?

  • In reply to Viva:

    I digress.

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