New Bears Defensive Coordinator Mel Tucker [VIDEOS]

New Bears Defensive Coordinator Mel Tucker [VIDEOS]

Mel Tucker took part in a series of videos with Super Bowl winning coach Brian Billick. Here he is breaking down the science of defensive play calling. They are a nice introduction to the man now in charge of the Bears defense.

Defending 4 Verts

Playing Cover 3

Calling Plays From the Field or From the Box


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  • First to say don't fuck up a good thing, Melvin.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Does it look like he is saying " Call me Lovie one more time..."

  • call me maybe?

  • Sounds like he's coaching from the press box. Really enjoyed the clips.

  • Cool vids Jeff. It will be nice to have some continuity on D as we revamp and improve the offense.

  • I never really understood how coordinators call games from the sideline. I get that that it's nice to be down among your players so you can talk to them and what not, but it seems all the advantages are in the booth. Plus, in the booth, you can have a diet coke by your side!

  • Congratulations to Victoria Azarenka on her tennis championship. The ESPN hags (Evert, Shriver) and Australian "fans" are so obviously blind to the stunts pulled by Aussie tennis pros. Why haven't we heard the Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oy, Oy,Oy fans yelling like Sharapova or (I think I'll win a couple of matches on my serve even though my ankle hurts like hell)Serena Williams? Fireworks? What a pile of bullshit.

    Not only did Azarenka win, but she is hot.

    Vika this Pinot Nior is for you.

    All Best --- Jack

  • In reply to Jack Lacan:

    I don't watch a lot of tennis, but I watched the finals this morning. It was a really weird match with the interruptions. I was surprised how much the crowd was against Victoria. Glad she won. She's not ugly, but I don't think I would go so far as to call her hot.

    Thanks for referencing On Bullshit a few threads back. I'm going to use that in a longer post some time in the near future.

  • In reply to Jack Lacan:

    damn it... you beat me to it Jack. I was JUST about to post the EXACT same thing. Damn!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and Jack... she's a 4.5 mate.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Grunting girls in short skirts all wet and sweaty get bumped up a bit.


  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    I don't know. She'd have to be pretty sweaty. But +1 in general.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    In the context of da blog, especially. Because here we focus primarily on sweaty grunting young men in tight football pants.

  • Anyone else watching the Senior Bowl?

    I missed the first half, but so far I'm liking Lane Johnson at LT. He was a converted QB/TE, so he has quick feet. Looks athletic, though he can gain about 20 pounds.

    If the Chargers draft Fisher, Lane Johnson might be there for us. Then the old debate starts: draft the 3rd best LT, or the 1st best ILB, S, TE, G...?

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    It's not a matter of 3rd best LT vs best ILB. That's apples and oranges.

    If the two best LTs are future HoFers, and the best ILB wouldn't start on 1/2 the teams in the league, than the 3rd best LT could be a HoFer... or he could be a bench-warmer for half the teams in the league.

    BPA, but with an eye on need, too. Bears don't need to take a QB, RB, WR, CB if they're the BPA.

  • We really don't know what Emery will do in the draft though.

    Did anyone predict Shea for us? I must have read a thousand pages of mock draft, and almost no one had Shea going to us (though there were rumors).

    Emery could very well draft BPA for all we know. That means if there's a prospect who falls to us like say WR, maybe Emery goes there over say LT Lane Johnson.

    The Lions did something similar with a DT when they already had Suh and were desperately needing a CB.

    We still really don't know what Emery will do.

    I hope he does take need into consideration cause our OL needs a massive overhaul.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Very few mocks had Shea going in the first round. Very few.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Lane Johnson? Dick Ryder? Fist Slamchest?

    We only have five picks in the draft, and probably need to hit on every single one to make the superbowl/playoffs. Is Hester still a Bear?

  • DE Ansah (6'5 275) looks like a boy amonst boys too. Everyone's comparing him to Pierre-Paul since he's raw but with huge upside (that's what she said!)

    DT Shorts (6'3 310) looks like a baller too.

  • MB, Rampage looks done maing. He's 34 and hopefully put some dough in the bank. Time to go hollywood and hang up the gloves. fights not over technically but hey.

  • he keeps slipping on the advertising logos....

  • and a great career from a great warrior ends with a wimper. Thanks for the memories Quinton.

  • got the kids maing... and my little one is coming down with something, so I'm fucked.

    Now that they're down we're playing... oh, there you are.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ended up getting solo drunk to numb some lower back pain and ended up watching End of Watch. Decent flick.

  • yeah maings. I talked to the boys about that exact movie before you joined.

    Liked it, but wasn't blown away. Too much hype.

    Re-found this PE song, so it was worth it:

  • Joe's Pa - I'm 40, I got minus dough in the bank. Whaddawegot ? I'm still hanging in there for the QB coach with the Bears ("Throw the ball away Jay"), or there's the strength coach job ("Gimme ONE MORE.")

    34 and he's done? Jesus. Poor bastard. What's a girl to do? I bet he gets botox and he doesn't even need it yet.

  • MMA fighters have a short shelf life.

  • Story time

    My Uncle Mark and I are really close and we talk occasionally when we both have the time. Yesterday he called me during dinner and I didn't want to talk at first but he insisted.

    2 years ago, my Uncle went to Bourbonnais to see the Bears practice during military appreciation day. There were not very many big names that stayed to sign autographs except Lovie, Tice, Moore, Spaeth, Kyle Adams, and a few others that I can't remember.

    Anyways, if any of you have ever met Tice then you know how nice and talkative he is. My Uncle and Tice hit it off and start talking about all kinds of stuff. How the weather is in Illinois, the Chicago Bears, and family members that served in the military.

    At the end of the conversation, my Uncle decides to give him some military pencils and his card in case he wanted to get in touch and go fishing/drinking etc. If you know my Uncle he is just a bigger version of me. Nice, well-mannered, and genuine.

    Remember, that was two years ago. Yesterday, my Uncle goes to check his mailbox at work and he flips through his mail to find a letter addressed to him from Mike Tice.

    He almost shit his pants then but he opened the letter and here's what it said....

    SGT- MARK,


    (Tice signed his name at the bottom in some funky cursive)

    Oh, why is it all in caps? Because that's exactly how he wrote the letter.

    So... who want's Tice's mailing address?

  • hahaha did he really write "MAY BE"?

  • In reply to Shady:

    hahahaha next stop

  • In reply to Shady:

    Yes lol

  • Great story, Erik.

    Only on da blog.


  • I'm now pretty sure that Mike Tice has some lite form of mental retardation.


  • Tice the Nice.

    By the way .. JJ Abrams is doing Star Wars AND Star Trek. WTF is up with that?

  • What's really funny is Abram didn't want to shoot it and now he does.. Weird.

  • Artoo, does Uncle Mark have a tightly clipped moustache ... are there any eighties electronic bands on cassette tape in his pickup? Not that there's anything wrong with that. NTTAWWT. There. We don't have to defend society's acceptance of our gay brothers and sisters longhand anymore.

  • He wasnt too talkative when it was just him and me in that elevator in Jax. Came off as an asshole. Maybe he just really likes a military man! MAY BE he just had that great game plan dancing in his head, the one where we couldnt score against Tuckers D?

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    What does that say about Tucker? He go out-adjusted by Tice in the second half to the tune of what was it, 38-0.

  • Tucker managed to stop our offense the entire first half without any real threat on defense.

    Plus, his defense was out there practically the whole time because of Sunshine from "Remember the Titans." Can you name another defensive player for the Jaguars? I can only name one and that's because he turned down the Bears.

    That being said, I still believe Tucker is the right guy if the Bears really want to stay in a 4-3.

  • she's actually pretty fucking hot:

  • In reply to MB30SD:
  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    interesting buttsteak.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Now I know what's up. Call the air-con guy, the Freon is leaking ....

    (covers fist, bows before image of Master Lee, and retreats humbly)

  • I found this photo the other day (it looks like a cheesy upskirt, but it's a commentary on society). Do you know the nationality of the woman (NTTALATM)? Japanese?

    Possibly NSFW (artsy B&W shot includes images of women's underwear and men's buttocks).

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


    (the chick, not the dude... NTTAWWT)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    (Smh) with one hand on forehead)

    Dude ....... dude it's Miley Cyrus .....

    I told you not to mix those.

  • last thing since my PS3 connection took a shit and I got cut out of a game with the boys....

    What in thee fuck is wrong with billick? What the fuck is a jag-wire? What the fuck is that?!?!

    Jaguar... where do you get fucking jagwire from that?!

  • Okay. This is from Lesean McCoy's actual twitter..

    I never look or speak to u .. Once u lied bout birth control ya life was created ... B 4 that u was a nobody dirty alley grl

    hahahahaha u a bum lol u live off me u. Can't do nothing with out me hahaha I'm rich n ur broke

    ya family live off me I don't even know u u a somebody now cuz of me???? U dumb dirty n broke ... U n ya friends

    without me u n 10 of ya dirty family members would b n that Lil alley way hahaha ... I could never b u ya life a lie

    I hit u n a week without knowing ya name .. My son the only reason u have a life u broke stop frontn on IG ... U BUM

    Hahaha all my followers. N friends tell @angelface0330 to get a job n stop begging for child support money she a BUM needs me to LIVE

    The girl replied back saying this..

    1. Your BM got you for child support CHECK 2. Ya main man know what your girls pussy taste like CHECK 3. You got herpes CHECK

    I am beginning to believe that most athletes are just regular people with really low standards. Which makes me wonder what my favorite players are actually like..

  • They're just like you and me, Artoo. Always wear protection.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    The other point that hit me last night was his grammar. I know it's twitter and I know that even I need to improve on my punctuation marks and sentence structuring. However, how in the hell did McCoy even pass just one college level English class?

    I've always assumed that players received special treatment in high school and college. I don't know if I would let a kid pass with that kind of knowledge of the English language.

  • I just realized that I never had to take a test in my English class in college. All we had to do was write essays and research papers. I guess McCoy had someone do it for him.

  • Having taught English at a college level, I can tell you EXACTLY why that is, Artoo.

    LAZINESS. FRUSTRATION (on the part of the English Professors).

    See, in the state of CA, students usually take a proficiency test. The worst of the worst (and I mean Ebonics meets Shitty Wok meets Yoda), go to the lowest level.

    In these classes, it's literally teaching parts of speech (articles, prepositions, verbs, etc), punctuation, spelling (compliment vs complement), vocabulary, sentence structure, fragments, run's very basic and shit every student should have learned in 5th grade. It's sad to see 18 year olds, 25 year olds, and even 40 years olds (returning students) having to learn this in COLLEGE, but every year those classes are the ones most packed. It's only until the end of the semester that rudimentary writing (thesis driven essays) is taught. If a student at this level ends up being able to construct a half way cogent 5 paragraph essay by finals time, it's a success. But I would estimate that maybe like 5 students out of about 35 really do that. The rest are still somewhat of a mess to various degrees, but they still nevertheless get a "C" and go to the next level, and so on.

    The MAJOR problem is that a lot of those students who struggle with English are ESL students who refuse to categorize themselves as ESL (Mandarin/Cantonese doesn't even contain articles...have fun with that), students with learning disabilities who refuse to get diagnosed because of the stigma (dysgraphia, etc) then straight out lazy students who went to bad schools and still don't know what it takes to become a successful student.

    But the students aren't the only ones who are lazy. A lot of English Professors didn't get into Literature to teach grammar and punctuation, but rather to analyze Hamlet or discuss deconstruction, and a lot of Professors in fact think that teaching grammar and punctuation is actually beneath them!

    And those who began off caring, after about 20 years or so of correcting principal vs principle, affect vs effect, etc just kinda burn out.

    So yeah, it doesn't surprise me that a lot of folks, even college graduates, go through life saying shit like "irregardless".

    It's sort of like this, but at a college level.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    I'm a math teacher so I totally get what you mean. I got into teaching to teach interesting math. Interesting math doesn't begin until calculus or even beyond that really. But I have to teach some pre-college level algebra as well. And it's really frustrating.

    What makes my situation perhaps more frustrating is that it's generally culturally acceptable to say things like, "I suck at math", or "I can't do math". We even hear that from our parents and our elected leaders. I can't even mention what I do for a living without hearing that despicable phrase. You're not considered stupid for not knowing basic algebra. You're considered normal. Imagine if people approached reading and writing with the same apathy. "I can't read", " I suck at reading", "I can't write a sentence"...

    I realize I'm biased, but to me, mathematical thinking is just as important as reading and writing. If everybody understood logic and were able spot logical falllacies, the media and politicians wouldn't be able to lead us around by the short hairs so much....

    Starting to ramble. Stopping now. God I miss football already.

  • Haha...I hear you.

    I did suck at math though. BIG DONKEY BALLS. Once upon a time I actually was good at math, then I changed schools when I moved in middle school, they lost my papers, I got knocked back to fractions, and I just got bored and decided, "Fuck this, I'm not doing it all over again." Stupid, I know, but I was in 7th grade and used 7th grade logic.

    Speaking of which, I totally agree about teaching logic. I would always teach logic to English students because the entire god damn major is based on ARGUMENT.

    It astounded me that logic wasn't mandatory. It would GREATLY improve any thesis. I was lucky enough that I took logic on my own because I love philosophy too. It was a pain in the ass to memorize all the fallacies, and symbolic logic was even worse (maybe because it was closer to math), but it did help me out TREMENDOUSLY. To anyone entering the university, take Logic - it'll help you out in all your endeavors of life (even making arguments on Bear blogs).

    To this day when I hear politicians on T.V. my mind makes a little inventory of all the fallacies they're spewing, "oh, that's straw man. That's ad hominum. That's a non sequitur. That's a false analogy. That's conflating. That premise is highly dubious..."

    It's amazing how much bullshit politicians dump onto the American public, and the American public just takes it like a german pornstar in a shizer film

    Ok, I better stop too before I start sounding like Irish (love you Irish!)

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    I tell every student I have that of all the classes in college, logic is by far the most important, relevant, and applicable to all aspects of life.

    I once cited modus ponens during an argument with my wife. She does not know logic. It should have won me the argument, instead, it made her devolve to a deeper state of logical neglect. I was then destroyed in an emotional storm of fingernails and tears.

    And don't even think about logic when trying to make sense of a pregnant wife. A pregnant woman's logic chip is somehow short circuited by the hyper flow of emotion and hormones. Dear god don't even try. In fact, I believe it was a husband of pregnant woman who coined the phrase, "yes dear". It's one's only recourse. That and weed.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    pregnant? That has no bearing on a woman's logic chip my man (up till you just said that, I didn't even know they had one... I assume you did the requisite research before stating such a thing though).

    I also think that the hormones coursing through a woman’s body while baring children change a woman's brain. My ex wasn't AS crazy before our first and then second child. After she was just plain ol apeshit.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    One could argue, MB, that the very definition of crazy is complete dis-attachment from logic in your thought and action. Or adherance to some form of alternate logic. Hence, my argument is that while a woman tends to let emotion rule more than logic in general, it's only when they're pregnant that logic is misused or disregarded to a state of crazy.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Copious amounts of ganja...

    Here's a few funny memes...

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    My problem is not practicing it on a consistent basis. I know the rules and I know my mistakes the minute someone tells me.

    In the South, a student takes the ACT and not the SAT, to see what their accumulative knowledge is. It still mind boggles my wife that I can score a very high score on English but when she proofreads my articles, she sometimes wants to kill me.

    Does anyone have that tendency where you forget things overtime if you don't practice them?


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lmao.. For one split minute I thought that you might have found someone from my school.

  • That's what I hate about twitter, Artoo. I guess facebook as well. It's used too often as a venue for airing grievances. Read also, a place to hang your dirty laundry.

    It's not suprising to me that McCoy would think those kinds of thoughts about his baby mama. I'm sure it's more prevalent than those with a relatively 'normal' upbringing care to realize. What I don't get is why anybody would want EVERYBODY knowing their personal business. Even if they are right. Which it clearly sounds like he's trying to get out of paying child support, so he's just an ass. But even if they are right, why put the dirt under your fingernails out for everybody in the world to see?

    My family has had an issue with this. My wife facebooks so she's told me this or I wouldn't know it because I don't facebook. She said my nieces and their father have been at each others throats on facebook. Saying really cruel things that should never be said among family members. Course, we all say things we wish we wouldn't have. But to put it out there for everybody to see just makes everyone involved look utterly trashy.

    Fuck Facebook. Fuck Twitter. Fuck it all. The only social media I need is right here on Da Bears Blog.

    Imagine if your a ten year old kid and LeSean McCoy is your idol. He's a great player so I'm sure there are many idolizing young men out there who follow his every move on twitter. Then you stumble upon this trash. What will that do to the young lad? Maybe it will actually help because it enable kids to realize how big of douche bags a lot of these guys are, thus allowing them to seek real life idols instead.

    And the thing is. I'm sure there's more to the story. But the limits of social media only allow people to see fragments of the real story. So most people, I would assume, would come away from McCoy's twit thinking he's a total asshole loser dead-beat dad. But what if the truth is he's doing everything right and she's making him lose his cool. Then, even though he may be justified in thinking those things, to the people reading, he's a total ass. Just not smart.

    I'm rambling because I don't know what the fuck I'm going to do today without football.

  • Doc and 4ever or anyone currently or previously in the field of education, do you think things are getting better or worse in terms of the school system preparing people to function effectively in the real world? From what I've seen, I suspect worse but perhaps my perspective is unrealistic as I grew up in a basically upper middle class area and had the Sisters of Loretto and then the Jesuits on my ass through my formative years. In the years you both have or were teaching, does it seem like things that make up a comprehensive education have been degrading? I would really be interested to hear your opinions...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I think this will vary vastly state to state, or even county to county.

    One of the projects the students had to do was look up where their High School rank in education compared to the richer districts; the disparities were shocking.

    I'm really not old enough to compare. I've worked with Professors who have taught for over 50 years, and they've told me that students now seem brighter but less educated. How about that for a paradox?

    It's almost unanimous though that the budget cuts and increasing class sizes are putting a lot of stress on teachers, which in turn does affect the level of education an avg student receives. Class ratio-to-teacher in my opinion is the #1 factor in the quality of education. Even a half-assed teacher can perform their job competently if the class size is 20 or less.

    However, let's say you have 40 students per class (this sometimes happens).

    OK. The avg College teacher probably teaches about 3 classes.

    So, that's 120 students.

    Now, let's say you have those 120 students write a 5 page paper.

    That's 600 pages of corrections and feed back a teacher has to make. And this isn't just light reading. Ideally, this is line by line correction, feedback, checking of sources, MLA citations, references, punctuation, grammar, fallacies, etc...

    Then, what happens when a Professor returns the papers? They ALL want to meet the teacher and talk about how they can improve their papers. That's 120 students wanting you to pour over 600 pages of corrections and feedback in maybe a few days time (because the teacher has to move on to the next part of the syllabus).

    This is just nearly impossible to do.

    So what happens? Many Professors just skim over the papers and focus on maybe one or two major issues, then refers the students to go get help from the assistant or tutoring.

    The Professor may meet up with say, 20 students, but that's about it (if that).

    So naturally the level of attention decreases with bigger class sizes.

    So it's a bit difficult to just make a blanket statement about how education is suffering; overall I think it might be due to increasing class sizes, but that's not the case everywhere especially in richer districts, private schools, and even some charter schools.

    However, class size while important is just one part of it...HOW students are now taught is another issue (like the policies of No Child Left Behind), but that's a whole 'nother issue which can be argued ad infinitum.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    + infinity

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I know you asked Doc and 4ever but it's pretty bad. A lot of kids just get passed on.

    My best friend to this day does not know how to spell or write properly. Math? 4+4=8. That's about it.

    Football got him by in high school and after that the real world sunk in when he couldn't get into college or get a decent job. The teachers just passed him on and he never really tried to learn after he realize they didn't care.

    Once a kid figures out that he can just do the bare minimum in any class and pass, you have lost him forever.

    I changed my major to teaching about a year ago. I love helping kids that were just like me and children in general. However, I'm starting to realize that it's not that simple. I can teach. I can help my students get better. The tough part is making sure each one passes a standardize test. When about 8 or 10 of a class of 30 are still far behind the whole class.

  • I agree 100% here Doc. Social media is a bad influence. Particularly so on children. I don't let my kids anywhere near that shit.
    As for McCoy and his BM, there is no context where anything either of them wrote is acceptable. It's infinitely worse because it's open to for the world to see. He has access to more money than just about anybody and he doesn't want help feed his kid. For me, that's enough to judge him. He's a piece of trash, and if he weren't born faster than
    just about everybody on the planet, he would likely be struggling. He doesn't have the social wherewithal to succeed in the trenches like the rest of us. Fuck him.

  • I"m just jumping into the conversation. 4ever, about 15 years ago an employee's friend asked me to read his senior thesis about athletic field turf maintenance. He was a Park and Rec major at a really good state university, second only to UW-Madison. It was a rough draft, but I got angry reading it. I must have put over 100 red marks and comments throughout the paper, never even discussing the topic. He was a nice guy, but he was very pissed off when I gave him the paper back. I told him when he corrected these mistakes, I would give him some tips and resources regarding the subject matter. He never called me back. I was astonished he was about to graduate college and he couldn't spell, use proper punctuation, or write a proper sentence or paragraph.

    Doc, a while back I was watching Family Feud. I thought the question was something like "What is a school subject you use in everyday life?" I immediately responded math, and it was the #1 answer with about 55 survey contestants agreeing. Except the question really was, "What is a subject you NEVER use in everyday life?" I'm not sure how people get by each day without using math. I have a calculator with me almost everywhere I go during the work day. I also keep post it notes around when not working. This always comes in handy when watching or reading any news story with statistics involved. It's amazing how many news stories, especially regarding politics, I can debunk in just a few minutes by breaking down the stats.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    That's funny. I'm a mathematician and I almost never use a calculator.

  • here, let me sum it up:

  • Ronald H. Witt Illinois

  • In reply to ronaldwitt:

    Hell yeah.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    So lost here. huh?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think it's like the player self-announcements on Sunday Night football.

    "Lance Briggs. Desert Swarm."

    Or my personal favorite -

    "Tayynk Jawhns'n... Sheeeit... Somewhere."

  • In reply to ronaldwitt:

    Doc N. Gritty Washington.

  • In reply to ronaldwitt:

    Erik Grogan Tennessee

  • What oh what will we do without football today?

  • The Probowl to the rescue!

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    I said football, not grab ass.

  • grabass can be good.

    ...and grabass is one word... LeSean.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    grabass is one word?

    how about reacharound?

    Kinda sucks Beast isn't going to be tearing it up at the PB again.

    I still say the NFL should create a "SCRUB BOWL"

    All impending FAs and top CFL players who are hungry for money or achieving their dream need only apply. Maybe even throw in some draft prospects who are predicted to go in the later rounds (those Burfict/Mathieu types).

    Royal fucking rumble.

    You don't think T.O. would throw his grandma in front of a bus to get a chance to get back into the NFL?

    Now that's a game that would have a lot of hustle and hard hitting that I'd watch.

  • The wife and I saw "Mama" on Friday night. Very good, very scary, very creepy.

    Go see it if you like horror.

    (tap tap)

    This thing on?

  • escared or horror.

    Still need to see SkyFall:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    damn it, wrong link again.

    THIS one:

  • My wife and I were going to see Hansel and Gretel tonight. But, we have now seen the trailer for 'Mama' (thanks Doc) and will be seeing that instead.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    Pretty scary, produced by Del Toro. Rent the Devil's Backbone. It's in Spanish but Del Toro directed it and it is awesome.

    I thought Skyfall suffered from the same over-the-top stunts that made Quantum of Solace suck.

  • Mb.. that logic thing is kicking in again..

    Without any restructures and trades, the Bears have 11 million to play with.

  • Yeah, that's what I read too.

    Did you read the comments from Fin fans? They're pretty much saying he's over rated (46th ranked LT?!).

    So, that would leave us with 1M left over to sign Melton and Louis?


    As the Soup Nazi would say. "No soup for you! Next!"

    I just wonder how much Albert wants. It sounds like he wants a pay day too.

    We might have to settle for Bushrod.

    That wouldn't be too bad if we also drafted Lane Johnson, but Bushrod isn't as highly rated at LT.

    I wonder if we can get a 3rd for Webb? Arizona and a few other teams who have a worse Oline than us might do it. It would be a high 3rd too, and we can use that to get a TE or G or ILB.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    If Brandon Marshall was traded for two third round picks.. What makes you think that it is possible for the Bears to trade Webb for just one third round pick?

    Albert and Bushrod have the best chance of signing with the Bears. Emery knows Albert and Bushrod knows Kromer.

  • Bushrod is a great name. I'm considering changing my handle to Bushrod.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Don't jump into it too fast. Cletidus Hunt, former Packer, is a pretty cool name. One of the top 10 players in the draft is named Barkevious Mingo. Those are some pretty cool names.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Those ARE good. Cletidus Hunt sounds dirty.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Your judgement on names is severely lacking, based on an earlier post.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    How so?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ahhhhh. The Geoffrey thing. Yeah, that was stupid. MB rectified the situation though. Sorry if you're the Geoffrey, Posse.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Just flipping you shit.

  • They were totally different circumstances.

    The Fins under a new regime were just trying to get something to get rid of Marshall who was at the time accused of assaulting another woman. Emery took the gamble. It paid off.

    Arizona could draft Joekle and give a 3rd for Webb to start RT, and they'd be set at OT for years.

    Eagles and Chargers also are in desperate need of an OT, and there's no gaurantee that a 3rd rounder OT would be able to start.

    A 6'7 330 pound 24 year old LT with 2 year starting experience might be more appealing for some teams. Hell, maybe we can even get our 3rd back from MIA if they lose Long (Webb after all graded higher by some metrics than Long, so that's a selling point too),

  • You know what I would like to see more of on PB day? Player interviews.

    And I don't mean half-assed sideline interviews talking about surfing, but real in depth interviews by Bob Costas or someone on that level.

    I would love to get inside the head of some of these perennial pro bowlers, esp the older ones who might retire. Where they think they stand in the history of the NFL and what made them tick.

    Also some of the players who chased records during the regular season like A.P. and Watt (but I guess the NFL has already milked all that).

  • Social media sucks moose wang. I'm on FB because my wife pestered me until I joined. When she's super pissed at me she will vent on FB. All of her so-called friends that haven't seen her for 30 years all hop on board and kick me in the nutsack. Really pisses me off. I'm in the midst of one of those deals right now. Fuck me!

    I'm constantly in shock that young people can't even do basic math. I work with numbers all day so I'm fairly quick with the basics. If we go to the store and for some reason the cash register doesn't tell them how much change to give back, they are beyond fucked. They will reach for a pad and pen and then realize they have no idea how to figure it out. I'll tell them how much they owe me and when someone finally figures it out for them, they realize I'm correct. At that point they look at me like I'm some alien life form.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I like facebook for a few reasons. Words With Friends: it's like scrabble, and I play against some really good players like my brother and a few other friends. Music and a few other pages: a lot of my friends on facebook love music and post live videos all the time. I can also keep up with what's going on with bands I like to see in concert. It's also an easy way to get in touch with friends and relatives I don't see often.

    I rarely accept friend requests if it's someone I could give two shits about. Most of my interactions with people are through personal messaging. I just block anyone who posts stupid, inane shit all the time. A few friends are really funny and post funny shit all the time I like to read.

    I can see why you fate facebook if your wife likes to air her grievances for everyone to see. I have an ex girlfriend who I'm still friends with who likes to throw people under the bus on facebook whenever she gets mad about something. She did it to me a few times when dating. She's a drama queen. I know she's lost a few friends because of some of her posts. She's ripped on her twin sons more than a few times, and wonders why they want nothing to do with her unless they need something.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Like you, at least half of my "friends" are in bands and it's a marketing tool. I've had to block of few people that seem to post every five minutes of every day. This is only the second time my wife has aired our disagreement on FB but that's still twice too many. As long as people know the difference between FB friends and real friends, I guess it's OK.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    When I first got on facebook, I would accept every friend request. I would meet people at a few parties, and they would "friend request" me. Or I had them in a class or two in HS and they would send a request. I've culled almost all those people from the "friends" list. I dumped about 50 into the trash bin. Now I deny about 90% of people who try to "friend" me unless I really liked them growing up or actually hang out with them occasionally.

    I didn't mean to compare your wife with my ex-girlfriend. You've always spoke very highly of your lovely wife. But, I can understand your frustration when she complains about you on facebook.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    No worries Cor. She's still mad but will get over it. I love her dearly but that FB BS is a pisser. Oh well.

  • shady on the weekends:'/

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  • God I love the innerness:

  • I'm batman:

  • This.... is me:

  • Brilliant!

    Ok, I'll stop.

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    Nice videos, excited about the new look Bears staff

    If you dont already have plans, you should come to our superbowl party next week at Bistro By The Pier, Its gonna be epic!

  • In reply to Kool Kutta:

    Like Gilgamesh epic, The Odyssey epic, or like "that one beer pong shot I made with my eyes closed, bro" epic?

    Either way, put me on the list: Kate +8

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    Not too impressed by the hire, but anything is better than the "BEND BUT DON'T BREAK" EXHAUST YOUR DEFENSE of "Lovie". Check the time of possession over "Lovie's" tenure as the head coach. Our guys on D were gassed anytime they played a tight game. Glad Lovie is gone...WAY overrated! A return to Bear defense? One can only hope...puch 'em in the mouth, and give the ball to our hopefully improved O.

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