Rams Stuff From the Post-Dispatch

Rams Stuff From the Post-Dispatch

Wayne Hunter

The Rams lost their starting left tackle Rodger Saffold to an MCL injury against the Redskins. This means Wayne Hunter will be protecting Sam Bradford's blind side against the Bears Sunday. Do you know about Wayne Hunter? He was arguably the worst player in the NFL in 2011 and this preseason actually got into a physical altercation with fans at MetLife. His response? Here it is from NFL.com:

"They're like sharks," Hunter said. "If they don't like you, they let you know right off the bat. And even if you're doing good, they might just not like you for the heck of it. It's brutal over there. Those fans, they know what they want, and they pretty much demand it. So if you don't give it to them, they'll let you know."

They are like sharks. And Wayne Hunter was Chrissie Watkins. (I deplore pop culture references in sports columns but I make exceptions for Jaws.)

Feisty

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post Dispatch profiles the return of feistiness to the Rams. That is why Jeff Fisher was insistent on bringing Cortland Finegan over from Tennessee. Finegan is the biggest pain in the ass in the league.

The Redskins’ comeback try took a major hit when the perpetually aggravating Finnegan turned on his motor mouth to bait Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan into throwing the football at him. The ensuing 15-yard penalty essentially killed Washington’s last-chance drive.

If you saw Fisher’s Tennessee teams play, this is all very familiar. "He exudes confidence, which falls on everyone else," Jackson said.

Confidence. Physical and mental toughness. A willingness to fight through anything that threatens to pull them down, into that bottomless pit of losing.

It will be imperative for Bears wideouts (cough - Alshon Jeffery - cough) to keep their cool when Finegan goes into ball bust mode.

Bradford

First off, take a few moments to read THIS COLUMN by Bryan Burwell of the Dispatch. Not because of the content but just because it is an excellent piece of writing. Truly excellent and having to suffer what David Haugh churns out in the Trib every couple day it was nice read thoughtful, insightful commentary from a columnist. Here's the bit on Bradford worth noting:

After watching Bradford make so many brilliant passes, finding so many athletic plays, and displaying so much competitive fire to keep discovering ways to lead his team out of impossible holes and keep producing scoring drives when the Rams needed them most, head coach Jeff Fisher was asked if that essentially was a glimpse into the reason he selected the Rams job over all the others. He answered quickly.

"Yes it is. Yeah, it sure is," said Fisher. "He was dialed in all week and dialed in today. He and Schotty were on the same page. This is a difficult defense. (Washington defensive coordinator Jim) Haslett does a lot of different things and I thought that we had a great plan and Sam had some answers. He knew where to go with the football."

Schottenheimer wants to dissect defenses underneath and Bradford is a lethally accurate short-range passer.

Danny "Wes Welker" Amendola

The Rams are not a team that is going to frighten you at wide receiver, proven by Sunday's 7,872 catch performance by Danny Amendola. But Amendola will now draw the focus of secondaries moving forward:

...setting career highs for catches (15) and receiving yards (160) in the Rams’ 31-28 victory.

Amendola, a fourth-year pro, had never had a 100-yard game before in the NFL. He jump-started the Rams’ first touchdown drive with a 56-yard catch midway through the second quarter — the longest catch of his career. He put the capper on that drive with a 1-yard TD catch from quarterback Sam Bradford with 1 minute 58 seconds to play in the first half.

He was spectacular Sunday.

Pettis Returns to Wide Receiver Role

Austin Pettis had emerged as one of Sam Bradford's favorite targets this summer. After serving a PED suspension, he returns to the Rams lineup in Chicago.

After serving the final two games of a four-game suspension for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, Pettis wants to pick up where he left off now that he's been reinstated.

"I've been smiling all morning," Pettis said Monday, his first day back at Rams Park. "It was just good to see a lot of these guys' faces. I missed these two weeks going out there and battling, so I'm just excited to get back and fight with them." It doesn't usually happen this way with suspensions, but Pettis served the first two games of his punishment at the end of the 2011 season, then finished it off by sitting out the first two games of this season.

During this month's two-week hiatus, Pettis trained at Emerge Fitness Training in St. Charles.

"I had a couple of (trainers) who were working me out on the field and in the weight room," Pettis said. "Just trying to keep myself ready. And I stayed in my playbook. I'm just trying to hit the ground running this week."

For most of the preseason, Pettis was among the Rams' top three or four wideouts. If he resumes that role, it will be interesting to see how that affects rookies Brian Quick and Chris Givens — who were getting scant playing time as it was. Neither has a catch so far, with Givens targeted three times and Quick once.

If Pettis is active for Sunday's game in Chicago, it's possible that Quick or Givens could be inactive if the Rams decide to dress only five wide receivers.

If Pettis suits up he'll look to make a major impact Sunday as the Rams are desperate for someone to emerge opposite Amendola.

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  • First to say....

    Bears by fourty.

  • In reply to Shady:

    forty

  • Forte.

  • In reply to Shady:

    40oz?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Yes please.

  • In reply to Shady:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pK5HmuCMBM

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Even better,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6J7QtwEyN8

  • This game will be won or lost on how well our front 4 on defense play. If they can get to Bradford quickly we'll dominate. Bradford gets shaky very quickly if pressured a lot. Also, the defense needs to completely shut down the run game. Whether it's Jackson or the rookie it doesn't matter both can run well.

    We need to immediately change or offensive schemes to roll outs and quick 2 step passes. Not giving them a chance at Cutty will be big. The Rams are a better team this year but they are not good yet. Let's not make them look good.

    BEAR DOWN!!!

    Lambs = 17
    BEARS = 34

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    rollouts and quick passing routes? wait, you want Tice to actually gameplan? But isnt' it easier to just say that Cutler can't win big games, blah, blah,blah? Tice was the fucking reason we lost the GB game. If we ran the motherfucking ball and ran shorter routes and moved the pocket we would have won the game. Tice cost us that victory not Cutler.

    I agree with you that gameplanning to not allow needless big plays from their pass rushers will be key to Cutler not throwing INT's. Then we win easy.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    If he hadn't left Webb single-upped on Matthews, Cutty wouldn't have had to go shouldercheck the big fella either. That was inexplicable to me....to which Cutty would say, "You're just guessing, admit it."

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    ha! I listened to the radio show yesterday at noon. They were laughing about it and PFT proceeds to transcribe it so it sounds like a scene from A Few Good Men.

    This shit is getting out of control.

    Some lady just called ESPN1000 and told a story about how Jay wouldn't take a photo with the family after the radio show.

    She was pissed about not being able to get in after bringing her whole family to a bar at noon on a tuesday and as Jay was getting into his car he snubbed a photo request. Not an autograph, a fucking picture.

    Fans are weird, they will forgive rapists, killers, serial dui offenders, drug addicts, etc when they are winning but god forbid you don't smile for the camera properly or silently and stoicly take your life into your hands every time you drop back because your linemen play like pussies and the coaches won't do anything to help.

    We're 1-1 so logic would say that as we go 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, etc people will continue to shut the fuck up and realize that we have something good here. It's just not perfect.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I know - half the shit that Jay says...it could sound douchey on the written page. But when you hear it live, it's funny.
    It's all in the delivery.

    I honestly don't see how we lose to the Rams. They were getting torn up by the Skins until their D collectively tore a hamstring. I don't like Bradford, the only receiver they have worth a shit is Amendola, and their O-line is stinko.

    Peppers will break Bradford's shoulder before the third quarter.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    From what I've heard and seen from Cutler collectively, I think he's a jag. But, I need to like him to root for him on the field.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Add a don't in there gangnam style.

  • In reply to Crown:

    I think he's damn funny - not everyone has the aw-shucks flufnstuff sense of humor that you get from dipshits like Eli.

    I give Payton credit for his SNL skit with the kids. But that's about it.

    They do OREO commercials for dogsake. I don't want my QB doing that!

  • In reply to Crown:

    Jay raises a shit load of money for kids with disabilities and diabetes and doesn't really talk about it. He's a normal guy in a profession under the gayest microscope ever. The fact that he is not a professional rapist and composed public speaker like Ben Raperberger shouldn't diminish the fact that he is good for Chicago. What other QB would be able to take the shitshow that is the Bears (mis)management?
    The other part of this that makes me laugh is when people compare Cutler to Brees, Brady, Manning.
    Umm...they are going to the fucking hall of fame for gods fucking sake...and all have unique pieces to their teams that Jay certainly doesn't have and/or just got this year.

    I'm sick and tired of hearing about it and i want to find a cliff to drive my car off of it. We are collectively such a little bitch ass society and the 24hr news cycle and social media debacle is partly to blame.

    Mickey Mantle used to shit on girls chests. Babe Ruth was a drunken whorebag. Namath slept with every single girl between the ages of 16-24 on the East Coast. We need some fucking perspective.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I don't have his talent, but I have his same demeanor when talking to idiots and like him for it.
    I can't help it.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Good points bro. He's just doesn't seem like a dude I want to go drinking with.

    Was the Mick really known for dropping Cleveland Steamers on chicks?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Here's a quick Mick story for you from years ago - One of my sister's good friends was cajoled by her dad to get his autograph when her father noticed Mickey a few tables over at a restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale during spring training. So this sixteen year old girl reluctantly goes over to his table and says "Excuse me Mr. Mantle but could I please have your autograph?" He looks up at her and says "Sure honey, what's your name?" Patty, she replies. So Mick grabs a cocktail napkin and writes on it "Dear Patty, fuck you. Mickey Mantle." True story....

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Best Mantle story I know, from Billy Martin's book. He and Mick are going deer hunting in OK at one of Mick's friend's ranch. Mick goes to talk to his buddy. His buddy asks Mick to shoot an old bull for him because he doesn't have the heart. Mick goes back to the truck and tells Billy, "That prick won't let us hunt." Mick proceeds to pull out his rifle and shoots the bull. Billy jumps out and yells, "I'm with ya all the way buddy" and proceeds to shoot about a half dozen cattle before Mick can stop him. They ended up buying a lot of beef that day.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Totally agree. It would be nice if Jay had better people skills but it really makes no difference on Sunday. Some guys handle the media quite well and get a free pass for the most part (Favre). Some guys are very comfortable around people (Muhammed Ali comes to mind) and people loved them.

    There's a documentary about the band Rush that really illustrates this. Alex and Geddy are totally comfortable around people and do meet and greets with their fans. Neil can't handle it at all. He says in the film, "I just can't pretend to be friends with people I've never met." Doesn't make him a bad guy, just uncomfortable in social settings.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    At some point, the players have to take responsibility. Clay Matthews wasn't eating Tice's lunch - that was Webb, Spencer, Garza. Tice called a bad game sure, but if the boys don't block then Bill Walsh could be calling the plays and you'd still suck.

  • I'm expecting a lot of BS calls on the defense this week, because there should be a lot of decapitations with all the underneath/dragging stuff the Rams will be throwing at the Bears.

    Cutler will get back on track, and we'll be revisiting the Colts Kool-Aid after St. Louis scores 13 points to the Bears' 38.

  • If the offense is not *significantly* better than last week, the Bears will lose this game, possibly badly.

    As Arizona proved in Foxboro, there are no gimmes in the NFL. But at least we're coming off a loss, which should help prevent complacency.

  • If this team isn't focused and firing on all cylinders after the last game and a 10-day break, we're totally screwed. I don't see any way we lose this one. Bradford is going to take a beating. With these refs losing control of games I'm guessing Finnegan is getting away with murder.

    On another note, we saw Killer Joe last night. It's William Friedken's latest movie. It's violent, funny, dirty, vulgar and a lot of fun. Highly recommended. Also, the soundtrack has Rev. Horton Heat, Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs and Clarence Carter doing his classic "Strokin'" not once but twice. That song is a perfect fit for the movie. It's about as dirty as it gets. Gotta love it!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    "Strokin" appeared on my iPod somehow. I don't know where it came from, but it came on one day and weirded me out.

    It's the song where the guy just says "strokin!" over and over right?

    Am I missing something as to how that's a classic? When did it even come out?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I think it came out in '77. I've seen Clarence Carter live and the place went nuts when he played this song. I think there may have been about a dozen white people at the show. This was back in the '80's. He's about 75 now. It's just a silly song with a fun groove. Here's the video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7gMkiOPSeA

  • If I hear one more caller on the Score or ESPN1000 talk about how Cutler would never have called out Kreutz like that because Kreutz would have decked him I will fucking puke.

    If Kreutz was around he would have decked Webb for playing like a huge pussy. If Kreutz himself played that badly that consistently he would have killed himself....or retired when he knew he couldn't provide value...like he did.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Exactly.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Who ya got?

    Webb and Kruetz (in his prime)

    vs.

    Cutler and Peppers

  • In reply to Shady:

    Tough call because Webb would be busy trying to doggie paddle slap Jay and Jay would throw those weird punches where your head goes the other direction because you don't really want to follow through on the punch and get your head within crushing distance of the other guy.

    Kreutz would lead with his head and punch but Julius Peppers just seems like the kind of quiet guy that if pushed enough would just accidentally snap your neck like Lenny from Of Mice and Men.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    It would be a bloody bloody tie but Rosenbloom and McNeill would still complain about it.

    Rosenbloom would bitch and moan because his thing is "the ironic complain" and McNeill would do it because he hates his life and is a depressed drug abuser that projects his feelings of inadequacy onto others.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Ditka vs. Hurricane?

  • In reply to Shady:

    Trick Question. Ditka IS a Hurricane.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hahaha

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ditka is now a cliche-a-cane.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Don't tell my daughter that - she hasn't heard all of the jokes yet.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    BOOM! Nice MBP

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Johnny, why are you wasting your time reading/listening to those imposters? It's one thing to get down on something occasionally but when your entire schtick is bashing, what's the point? Both are useless.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I refuse to sit idly by while the most idiotic in our culture are allowed to have their voices heard the most.

    NOT GOING TO FUCKING LET THAT HAPPEN.

    Logic, Common Sense and Rational behavior have all but disappeared. Case and point, read PFT or any response to any article on Yahoo. It is just representative of how dumb people are.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    oh, and i'm half kidding about this shit , you just can't get my sarcasm or tone through the printed word since i refuse to use emoticons.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Then vote em out of office, at any level.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    how can i vote Mike Florio out of office? because i want to very badly

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Ah Steve Rosenbloom. It must be great to actually get paid a salary for being a total asshat. I'd love a job like that....

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Haha...I get that feeling about Pepp too. Anytime there's a scuffle and Big Pepp goes on over, opposing players mosie on out of the way.

    http://youtu.be/BWKGhwwVgKY

  • In reply to Shady:

    Depends on the setting.

    In the ring? Peppers. Don't even care if Jay shows up.

    In a bar or at the gun range? Probably Kreutz. Again, Webb being there is mostly irrelevant. In fact, Kreutz would probably break his jaw just for being there.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ditka

  • In reply to Waffle:

    "...or retired when he knew he couldn't provide value...like he did."

    Huh?

    C'mon, Waffle, THAT is soooo revisionist history.

    The tread was off Kruetz' tires AT LEAST 2 seasons before he finally did hang it up! The Bears GENEROUSLY offered him $4 million, which he CLEARLY was not worth, to stay another season. Instead of accepting the chance to finish his caeer as a Bear, he PISSED on the offer, whined like a hooker who felt insulted because someone called her a whore, then took LESS MONEY from the Saints before, at last, realizing he couldn't hack it anymore and retiring.

    Spare us the Olin Kruetz homage.

    He's the current poster boy for "Stayed Too Long At The Party".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    i was referring to his stint with the Saints. When he was on the Bears even in his worst days he wasn't a pussy turnstile like Webb. He just had no legs anymore but was always a fighter.

    It's not a homage to Kreutz and I wouldn't offer one up.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I disagree. He was an absolute "turnstyle" for the Saints.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    i understand, that is why he retired. what are we disagreeing about here since we are in agreement?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Bang Bang!

  • In reply to Waffle:

    He tried to get five million out of us so that he could suck his way into retirement!

  • It would be nice if Lance "The Chief" Louis' nasty streak would rub off on Webb. For that matter, it would be nice if his nasty streak would rub off on the entire OL.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    He's right next to Carimi, and he's already a bit chippy, so I think our right side is set. Garza is not exactly a pushover either (except in the run). I have yet to see anyone mess with him, so maybe the other players know something about him we don't.

    Webb and Williams are softer than puddy though. That Chilo guy seems like he has attitude (reportedly, that's why he didn't get along with fellow hothead Harbaugh), but a lot of 9er fans are saying he's a turnstile, so we'll see how that goes.

    I got a feeling we're going to be seeing Ed Williams soon enough.

  • Speaking of "choppiness", that what be putting it euphemistically for the Rams. A lot of the Skins players preferred "dirty", starting with Finnegan. Their new rook CB Jenkins is no saint either. They're both gonna get in the face of Alshon and Marshall, and I'm not sure which one I'm worried about more. Alshon did get ejected from a game (a bowl game no less) for fighting, and him and Jenkins might have a thing to settle too. Finnegan is just a pest, and if he can get under the skin of a quiet cool Andre Johnson, I'm a bit worried what he can do to "Beast" Marshall.

    The Rams continually hit RG3 late, esp when he scrambled, so that Oline better hold their blocks if they don't want to endanger Cutler. Their DBs were getting away with murder with PIs, but that's a leaguewide trend with these new "refs".

    It might have been the whole "We want to prove RG3 is not better than Bradford" angle, but the Bears better be prepared to buckle up their chin straps. This ain't the Martz Ice Skating Rams.

  • "chippiness" Jebus...

  • I must say, I am in disagreement with all of the shit talking about Jay being a bitch or being out of line for calling out (and yes, bumping into) his 6'8 300+lb swinging door of a LT. C'mon, this is football since when is a shoulder check or yelling at your teammates to "get your fucking head in the game" over the line???

    The guy was getting the shit knocked out of him, per usual, and had little to no time to make his reads. If it were you out there getting your clock cleaned every other down, would you be calm, cool & collected? I know I wouldn't. I recall a similar scenario with Peyton Manning and Jeff Saturday, Peyton lit him up with F bombs on the sideline because Sat wasn't blocking according to Peyton's calls. Oh, but that's different, everyone loves P-Money! Listen, that shit happens on every sideline with every QB/Line in the league. There just so happened to be a camera on Jay at the time, and Jay Culter just so happens to have one of the biggest Jerk-Off faces in the NFL. That is what it comes down to...He's got a Jerk-off face, a jerk-off demeanor, jerk-off body language. He very well may be a jerk-off (I've yet to meet him). On top of all that, he's the most talented QB that the Bears have had under center since Sid Fucking Luckman. He needs to be protected, and he needs to remain on his feet in order to do his job. That unfortunately, is J Webb & company's job, keep him on his feet...and they are failing. Therefore, someone needs to dial those fuckers in. I'm not upset that he lit up J Webb. I'm upset that he didn't shoulder check him and move on to the next sumbitch on that line, then the next, and the next.

    I like the kid.

    I like that he doesn't give the media jack shit & that he doesn't respond to their bullshit.

    I like that he's fired up and yelling at people on the field. I like that he is a competitor who gives two shits what people think of him.

    I like that in over 3 years of getting the living shit beat out of him, this is literally the 1st time he's openly thrown his teammate, or anyone within the Bears organization under the bus (Other than insinuating that Martz was incapable of making in game adjustments).

    You may never see him on your Wheaties box in the morning, or on SNL on Saturday nights....but you will see him hoisting the Lombardi Trophy over his head before his days are done.

    Bears 4 Life.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RAMS DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • And in case you missed it...

    http://youtu.be/SBT6MygnKKw

  • This CAN'T be real: http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/09/19/tarell-brown-of-the-49ers-was-fined-5250-for-wearing-sleeves-and-he-tweeted-the-nfl-letter-which-included-loginpassword-info/

  • Oh, and this is what happens when you party with dumb whores: http://deadspin.com/5944444/rob-gronkowskis-ex+porn-star-friend-posts-another-photo-of-the-happy-pair-and-explains-why-he-dropped-so-many-passes-on-sunday

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sheesh MB...come on maing...he wasn't thinking of her personally he was thinking of what to name her breast, and then every time a he'd drop a pass he would look down to his hands and say" don't think of that hard pigskin think of those soft Mammary Glands..and squeeze"

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Oh I get it lobo.... TRUST me I do... but he's already taken so much flack for being a partier in the press.

    My take... he's a fucking young studly millionaire... why in thee fuck wouldn't he be partying his ass off and having a great time with hot chicks everywhere he goes. God knows I would be. Fuck the press.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm pretty sure Gronk dropped those passes because of the syphilis.

  • finally, this is the most insanely inane, but at the same time, stupendously fucking cool product I've ever seen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1cz8IasV4w

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!.....now if it could only stream out cold beer too.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    pretty cool/idiotic/frivilous/awesome huh? I can just picture you painting away.... "POP!"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    tee hee hee

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dude that is some dramitci music in the background for a popcorn launching toy. Thought it should have been behind the latest Jack Ryan flick or something instead.

  • Going to be at the game on Sunday. BOOM!

    Any a you guys want to hook up for a beer let me know.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You been down to 710 Beach Club in PB yet? Let's grab a cold one on Sunday.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    sup dawg. Nope, not yet... but totally down this year.

    I'll be in mecca on sunday baby! Soldier field for my first time ever. To witness the beatdown in person! Can't wait. The following weekend I have my last race of the season in Mission Bay, but after that let's make a plan.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    HELL YA! Nice brotha, have a great time! You're going to love it! That feeling you get when you walk out of the tunnel into the stands and see the beautiful Chicago skyline (assuming you enter on the east side) is one of the best feelings in the world. Hoping the boys turn it & give you some great memories for years to come....#Hestertothehouse

    What race are you doing in Mission Bay? Let's definitely link up this season. Take care.

    Bears 4 Life

  • Gotta give it up to ol' Donny B, this time around he's 100fucking% right (I think putting us 3 spots below the cards is fucking inane, but his comments were spot on).

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/don_banks/09/19/week-2/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_t11_a0

  • When ya gettin into town MB? Looks like a great fall day Sunday. Whats on your agenda for the time you are in town?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Sat through Tuesday afternoon murph.

    Going out on the town with our partners sat night, then to the game the next day. I have no idea where I'll be when, but would be cool to meet summayas.

    I'll post when I know more about the official plans.

  • did all see this?? good insight by you know who:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uL2pBwkj0M&feature=g-all-u

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    our new mantra for our O-line :

    "shoulda, coulda woulda"

  • Lane Kiffin still gets my #1 vote for biggest asshole in all of college Fball: http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/20248457/video-all-29-seconds-of-lane-kiffins-wednesday-post-practice-press-conference

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Looks like someone has some a social anxiety problem.

  • no, he's just a gargantuan asshole.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's too bad Mantle isn't around to drop a Cleveland Steamer on Lane Kiffin....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Kiffen has PLENTY of competition.

    Looking more and more like if you want a good football coach, make sure he's a complete jerk.

    I submit for your consideration: The aforementioned Mr. Kiffin, LSU's Les Myles, 'Bama's Nick Saban, Oregon's Chip Kelly.

    Then, of course, you have the likes of Bill Belicheat and the Harbaugh brothers leading the pack in the NFL.

  • Oy fucking vey.

    Johnny, it's not just Florio... it's his minions, who I despise equally.

    Except, there's a new guy in town - and his douchiness is that of a Florio Jr.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/19/smith-chews-out-moore-for-saying-cutler-shouldnt-chew-out-webb/

    Split in the locker room over this? Referencing your own bullshit article, using a bullshit source ("That’s what a source with direct knowledge of the situation tells PFT") doesn't make it so.

    PFT. Fucking. Dead.

    If this causes a split in the locker room... it's going to be everyone who does their job vs. Webb. Well, and a few others whose names aren't worth the keystrokes.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Jesus christ what the fuck are we doing to this league?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    D.J. Moore.

    Does "D.J." stands "Dumb Jock?"

    Don't read too much into all this crap.
    They're TWO games into the season. The O-line absoluted SUCKED early last year and managed to improve.

    If the Rams sneak out of Chicago with a W on Sunday, THEN worry.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    The real question is:

    "Why do you guys read this bullshit?"

    Fucking seriously. Why?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Seriously, the real question is: "Why the fuck do you guys read this bullshit?" Fucking why?

    Dave, +1

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    There's overlap between Bears/Cubs fans - so masochism is going to be a less than random personality trait.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    All of these dickhead fans calling for Cutler's head worry me. Not just because they're Bears fans, but because any kind of media build-up could pre-empt another re-location for Mr. Cutler. I don't doubt we could draft a QB for the future, but I'm tired of waiting. 26 years for a fkn trophy? Get rid of the QB ??? No. Build a fucking wall in front of him. This shit is really simple man. This is football.

  • Factoid of the day:

    When the Bears have trailed at halftime in the Lovie era, their record is:

    13-42 or 23%

  • In reply to gpldan:

    wow. one word....

    halftime. adjustments.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    or ANGELO

  • In reply to Waffle:

    don't ever use that word on this blog again please

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Doesn't surprise me one bit.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    Although, overall the Lovesters's got a winning record I believe.

  • Great Mick story above toblerone.

  • Off to best buy to score MW3 for ps3

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    Time to hunt some terrorists

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    Did you post your tag already?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    tag is bnjrmyn

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    Huzzah!

  • I'd be curious as to the DBB take on this is, mindful that asking this group for relationship advice is probably, not such a great idea. But anyhow:

    The girlfriend says to me, as I'm working and listening to the Mule do Breathe on the laptop:

    "What is with that 70's stoner music?"

    What is the proper retort?


    Long you live and high you fly
    And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
    And all you touch and all you see
    Is all your life will ever be.

    Run, rabbit run.
    Dig that hole, forget the sun,
    And when at last the work is done
    Don't sit down it's time to dig another one.

    For long you live and high you fly
    But only if you ride the tide

    http://mulearmy.net/govt-mule-10-31-2008-orpheum-theater-boston-ma/#.UFp4jitYty_

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Somebody here gave me that Mule link, and I wanted to say thanks again....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Your welcome gp, and I'm glad you liked it.

    Here's my sales pitch for today. Mule at the Riviera on Halloween. In Chicago. I'm driving 5.5 hrs. to go to the show. It's in your backyard. You won't regret it. I'm guessing they will do a long tribute set to Hendrix, most likely with some great guest musicians. Tickets with fees are under $40.00. Enough said.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    One could always try a variation of the old standard, viz:

    Well love, there's no accounting for taste.

    The second word being the only one that matters. Of course, you gotta like her a bit first.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Speaking of taste, Franz J. Haydn did put together a fair number of rather enjoyable piano sonatas...

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I reminder her that Waters Wall Tour was the #1 tour of the summer, out-grossing Madonna and Bieber COMBINED.

    Not bad for 70's druggie music.

  • Lunchables From The Bong Snapper:

    - http://smokinjaycutler.tumblr.com/

    - Cabin in the Woods is an instant classic.

    - Bang! Bang! Shirts: http://www.americanoutfittersltd.com/Anthony-Spice-Adams_c37.htm

    - Fuck Skip Bayless

    - Fuck Florio

    - Bradford fucking dead.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Cabin in the Woods, everyone keeps saying how good it was, I need to check it out.

  • So it's official - Chris Spencer is benched.
    About damn time.
    Only one question, why the fuck isn't CW back there?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I wonder that same thought too..

    Either the Bears do not want to lose their precious swing tackle...

    or

    The Bears really think that Williams sucks at guard.

    Whatever logic is okay with them I guess.

  • It's the former.

    Williams has to learn both the left and right pull and trap assignments, and be able to invert them for weak and strong side play BOTH ways.

    If you lose him at guard, you are really fucked. You'd have to try and patch Levi Horn in there if Carmini went down and put Spencer back in at RG and put Lance out at LT if Webb went down.

    Those are ugly, ugly scenarios.

    THe irony is, I think a really good OL coach on a different team could make hay with Cookie. I think part of his deal is he has bad coaches.

  • The Rams. At home.

    Win or die trying. That is what Lovie's message must be.

  • When Lovie was hired by Ginny and the Pets, he was emphatic about one thing, the thing he said mattered over everything else:

    Beat the Packers.

    And, by any measure, he's failed and failed miserably at that. He's 8-11 against the Packers, but the last FIVE GAMES have all not just been losses, they've been disgusting losses.

    The bullshit half-hearted game at home where we let the Packers get into the playoffs, and then they run the table coming back here to punk us in our own crib in the NFC championship game, and this last game where - let's face it now - the team came apart at the seams - when the Pack fans started chanting "Bears still suck" in the 4th Q, all I could do was agree.

    For that reason, I have to think for this game on Dec. 16th that the DBB group is going to, that has to be the Lovie seminal career game. If he gets whipped again, on our field, and the Pack smash us again - then by his own admission as to his #1 priority as a coach, he has failed and needs to end his career.

    I have to think that Teddy Ballgame and Emery see it the same way. If Lovie doesn't get this team to the playoffs AND beat the Pack on the 16th, then it is over. It has to be.

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