Trestman & Bevell (& Arians) Identified as Finalists for Head Coaching Job

His name is Marc Trestman.

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Brief Description:

He is a teacher, a quiet leader, a cerebral offensive innovator...etc. He is not a field general and he won't be the type to inspire men with a fire and brimstone approach. But he is well regarded in NFL circles and worked with Jay Cutler during pre-Combine preparation.

Resume:

1981–84 University of Miami (VC/QB)
1985–86 Minnesota Vikings (RB)
1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (QB)
1988/1989 Cleveland Browns (QB/OC)
1990–91 Minnesota Vikings (QB)
1995–96 San Francisco 49ers (OC & QB)
1997 Detroit Lions (QB)
1998-00 Arizona Cardinals (OC & QB)
2001-2003 Oakland Raiders (QB/OC)
2004 Miami Dolphins (QB/AHC)
2005–06 North Carolina State (OC)
2008–present Montreal Alouettes (HC)

His name is Darrell Bevell

Bevell

Brief Description:

Described by many as a head coach in waiting, Bevell thrived this year developing Russell Wilson and getting everything possible out of the Seahawks offense.

Resume:

Westmar University (1996) - Passing game coordinator/Quarterbacks coach
Iowa State University (1997) - Graduate assistant
University of Connecticut (1998–1999) - Wide receivers coach
Green Bay Packers (2000-2002) - Offensive assistant
Green Bay Packers (2003-2005) - Quarterbacks coach
Minnesota Vikings (2006–2010) - Offensive coordinator
Seattle Seahawks (2011–present) - Offensive coordinator

His name is Bruce Arians

arians

Brief Description:

He is one of the most well respected offensive minds in the NFL and everyone he's ever coached think he'd make a great head coach. In 2012 Arians stepped in for the ailing Chuck Pagano and won 10 games as a head coach.

Resume:

1975–1977 Virginia Tech (GA)
1978–1980  Mississippi State (RB/WR)
1981–1982 Alabama (RB)
1983–1988  Temple head coach
1989–1992  Kansas City Chiefs (RB)
1993–1995 Mississippi State (OC)
1996  New Orleans Saints (TE)
1997 Alabama (OC)
1998–2000 Indianapolis Colts (QB)
2001–2003 Cleveland Browns (OC)
2004–2006 Pittsburgh Steelers (WR)
2007–2011 Pittsburgh Steelers (OC)
2012–present Indianapolis Colts (OC/interim HC)

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  • Was it Trestman who had the eight hour initial interview with Emery? I have a funny feeling he might be the guy...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Pompei said he "heard" Trestman's interview went eight hours. Don't know if the story was ever confirmed.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Reporters "hear" a lot of things. Often from themselves.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Those little voices inside my head! Make them STOP!!

  • Trestman, Arians, and Bevell are all finalist that they know.

    There could be another dark horse.

  • If Trestman is the Cutty connection .... then he becomes the nanny to Damien Thorne.

  • If these are the three finalists, my money is on Bevell.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I could live with that. I DO like the success Arians had with big Ben who, I believe,can be a bit stubborn. I know Roethlisberge would love to have him back as OC.

  • I would like to have Trestman as O.C. and the stronger more kick ass candidate from the heap be the H.C.

    I know building "dream team" coaches doesn't always translate to success, but I would really believe Trestman would help Cutler tremendously.

    He made Rich Ganon an MVP, and took Steve Young to the SB. That ain't bad.

  • rich. ganon.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    for further emphasis: http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/446/622/112608_rich_gannon_320_display_image.jpg?1287191869

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Exactly. any coach who can make a Raider an MVP is a god damn wizard (BTW, Raiders want him as O.C.)

    I don't know if Trestman is "a leader of men", but he's definitely a QB whisperer.

    Hopefully, Trestman employs the same tactics to Cutler as Ceaser with dogs...

    http://youtu.be/6Pcouft2Qt8

  • http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/155251/cartman-vs-the-dog-whisperer

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Trestman transformed Ganon into...

    http://zelda.salagir.com/dossier/K/ganondorf.gif

    Yeah I'm a nerd.

  • In reply to Shady:

    uhhhh... we know.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I'm more of a Treki and Star Wars nerd than an anime/gamer nerd.

    By that I mean I do play video games, I just don't have an alter ego that is a 90th level Elf. Neither do I watch Japanese cartoons with English subtitles cuz I'm a grown as man.

  • not even the ones where they have huge fake, fake tits?

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  • In reply to Shady:

    How dare they desecrate the noble Picard in such fashion!

    And no, MB, I don't like fake tits, even real fake tits, much less anime ones. They don't bounce around, and they feel like I'm feeling up someone flexing their biceps.

    On a sidenote, this past Halloween the gal I'm seeing dressed up as a Trekki gal, the 60s uniform with the gals in the short red skirts and gogo boots.

    IT. WAS. AWESOME.

    Though a tad surreal.

    (Note, if you're under 18 or prudish, skip ahead).

    While she was giving me head, I looked down while she was all decked out in her Star Fleet Issued Uni, and for the first time ever pondered, "Did they have blow jobs in the 24rth century? I hope we never 'evolve' beyond them"

    It was a bit of an epiphany actually.

  • hahahahaha...

    I know, and you don't know what you're missing.

  • In case any of your wives ask you for Halloween ideas, this is what I'm talking about...

    http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Qge&sa=X&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1467&bih=743&tbm=isch&tbnid=4ntPBYpAr1yJYM:&imgrefurl=http://www.halloween4costumes.com/star-trek-costumes.htm&docid=aB90dQUEaENwLM&imgurl=http://www.halloween4costumes.com/images/costumes/sexystar-trek-costume-uniform.jpg&w=212&h=600&ei=xtj0UK-fB8asigLLyYG4Ag&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1267&vpy=4&dur=2584&hovh=378&hovw=133&tx=145&ty=132&sig=100838618426366047947&page=1&tbnh=148&tbnw=64&start=0&ndsp=39&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:0,i:115

  • YOW!

    I don't remember seeing that on ST. I shoulda watched more.

  • This girl who dresses up in sexy outfits and gives you blowjobs... is this the same girl who ordered a Bears Blog Tee-Shirt as a gift to you? I remember, you had to ask Jeff to send the shirt directly to your address, because you had broken-up with the girl.

    http://www.chicagonow.com/da-bears-blog/2012/12/audibles-from-the-long-snapper-shirts-to-ship-urlacher-bears-disco/#comment-145573

    You should have been worrying about blowjobs in the year 2013, dumbass.

  • Steve Young said he learned the game of football sitting on the bench watching Jimmy Mac ...

    {IRISH! NO!}

    Sorry.

  • HAVE to be impressed with what Bevell and Arians did with talented rookie QBs this season.

    Bevell would still be off limits if Pete Carroll hadn't been so busy outsmarting himself in Atlanta Fom passing on that early field goal (including taking 2 shots at one yard and NOT using Marshawn Lynch either time and not even having him IN the game on 3rd down) to pissing away that "freeze 'em" timeout (Does anyone seriously believe you can FREEZE a vet like Matt Bryant?). A timeout that would have come in REALLY handy after the Falcons made the terrible squib kick subsequent to the 49 yard (thanks for the 2nd try, Pete) field goal.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    That whole last second timeout crap has to stop. If coaches won't quit it then the league has to legislate against it. If you want to ice the kicker, fine, but don't wait until the last possible second to do so. Hopefully Petey's fuck up in yesterday's game will put an end to that garbage.

  • I'd rank 'em like this:

    1. Bruce Arians
    2. Darrell Bevell
    3. Marc Trestman

    But the smoke seems to be surrounding Marc Trestman as the leading candidate.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I don't want another fucking quiet friend that players love for christ sake.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Because players should hate their coaches? FIRE AND PASSION! DITKA! DURRRRR

  • In reply to Shady:

    no, just not lovie-ish maings. there IS a middle ground

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Poor old Lovie. He did always seem on the verge of hibernation...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Referred to on one message board as sleepy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    None of them are screamers...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That was funny. Even though I know you are dead serious.

  • In reply to Shady:

    We do not need Old Sauce 2.0 leading the charge.
    I do not get the Arians love at all.

    That being said...bang! bang!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    He's seems to be the most legitimate candidate for a HC position. The Bears would be lucky to land Arians.

  • In reply to Shady:

    +1

  • http://www.cesarsway.com/newsandevents/cesarsblog/Cesar-Millan-vs-Cartman

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hahahaha I loved that episode. TSSS!

  • In reply to Shady:

    i know

  • In reply to Shady:

    He's as old as the red meat shit stuck in Da Coach's colon.
    Secondarily, and I believe I've said this before, any team with the emotional energy that the Colts had AND a talent like Luck was going to be drastically improved this year.
    No thanks!

    Arians will be an epic fail as a HC - and that better not be with us.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Fuck Trestman and his bastardized Canadian version of football.

    I WANT ARIANS.

    bang! bang!

  • In reply to Shady:

    I want Bevell....Biiiiiiiiiiiitch!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    hahaha yes, well played sir.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    How do you see the Big Ten hoops season shaping up? I usually don't follow it too closely until conference play starts. I think Michigan and Indiana are a bit over-rated. Both had puff schedules to start the year.

    WI has a brutal schedule ahead. 8 of the next 10 games are against top 25 teams, 5 on the road. Losing Gasser for the year as a primary ball handler and defender was a huge loss. But Bo Ryan has always seemed to find a way to make his team play great D and win in the Big 10. It's quite amazing how successful he's been considering the talent on the team year in and year out.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I just want the old sideline Yoda in there calling D ... plus an O-line - the rest will take care of itself.

  • Hey, Jeff, you should've had one of those New Year in review column for the blog.

    For instance.

    2012 DBB Quote of the Year

    "There is a time and place for hard fucking" - Doc Nitty

    (Golf clap)

    2012 DBB Chump of the Year.

    Kellen Davis

    Honorary award.

    Devin Hester.

    2012 Off the Reservation award

    Chilo Rachel...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP6v4T3VT7I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Men at Work"! a VERY under rated movie.

    Oh, who am I kidding, that movie was shit, but had some funny parts.

  • loved that movie

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  • In reply to MB30SD:

    fucking gnome code. smh

  • dabearsblog --
    Said it last week. From a selfish/writerly perspective I was rooting for Trestman to be hired because I will be set til mid February. ·
    reply · retweet · favorite
    .....................................

    The controversy alone would keep you going til mid-February. Trestman's Canada connection could keep you going for years.

  • Anyone who wants Arians has got to realize that he employs a vertical passing attack reminiscent of Martz (though he does use audibles and TEs).

    The Steelers didn't just let him walk for no reason. The Steelers O WAS successful under Arians, however, Ben kept getting killed back there and was usually injured by playoff time.

    That's why I think what Luck did in his first year under his system was remarkable. Everyone points to Luck's high int rate, but what they don't recognize is that he had perhaps the highest deep ball attempts in the league, which naturally will lead to more sacks and ints.

    The Steelers wanted a more quick hit West Coast O to protect Ben. This year, Ben stayed relatively healthy, but the O did regress a bit, but perhaps that was just the outcome of learning an entirely new system...

    Just something to ponder...

  • Okay. Here's my take on four coaching candidates:

    1) The one not on the list: Dave Toub. I think Emery wants a fresh start with this HC. Toub went public in his support of Lovie right before the firing. I suspect that will translate into Emery encouraging Toub to leave town, possibly to join Lovie at his next stop. Imagine something like this: San Diego hires Bruce Arians as HC; Arians in turn gets to bring in Lovie and Toub for D/ST and all of a sudden the Chargers look relevant again. The fact that Toub got passed over so quickly makes me think that Marinelli won't stick around either, but I could be way off.

    2) Trestman. He's a very clever find and definitely has a HC type resume to bring with him. But... he reminds me of Shea McLellin. Shea was a first round talent, totally off everyone's radar, but Emery was the "out of the box" guy that drafted him. Result: He did what Emery said he would, got after the QB, but ultimately didn't show great production. I sincerely hope that we don't see the same with Trestman: gets some improvement from Jay Cutler, but ultimately can't produce Ws any better than average.

    3) Arians. One of my original choices for the gig. I really like him as a leader for what he did in Indy. I think Cutler is more similar to Luck than he is to Russell Wilson or a CFL QB. For those reasons, I see Arians as a solid offensive HC who can lead the team and is probably the safest pick. But Arians is a known quantity, and he's probably not going to be around for the next ten years. Emery might be looking to build a dynasty, for that, he will need a new, younger face. I find it hard to vote No on Arians, but I also find it hard to see him as the run-away favorite.

    4) Bevell. Put aside your disdain for Pete Caroll for a minute and look at the Seattle players and fan base. That is a team that is playing at 110% of its potential. Plus Bevell, through Carroll, is from the Bill Walsh coaching tree. That's championship pedigree right there. I'm sure Emery is looking at Bevell thinking "can this guy get our team, our fans and our entire organization as fired up and focused was Seattle this year?" Downside? Josh McDaniels. Young OC from a proven program tries to repeat the system that his mentor created as HC in a city that needs to get over the hump to excellence. Result: Cutler and Marshall leave town disgusted, impatient gambles don't pay off with draft picks and coach lacks strength of character to get team past first losing streak. I worry about that pattern.

    But as Jeff said. I have no clue what will happen with any of these guys. Emery probably has a much better idea; he's spent hours with these guys and hours more prepping for those interviews. He might make the wrong decision here, but he won't be guessing.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Everyone always points out Trestman as a CFL guy only, but they neglect to point out that he made Rich Ganon and MVP, and took Steve Young to a SB.

    If Cutler is like anyone, it's Young. A QB with an arm and some legs (also a few concussions).

    Trestman has more NFL pedigree than a lot of the other candidates. The only real concern I have about Trestman is if he has the "It" factor - if he is not just a strategist but a leader. However, I harbor that concern about ALL the candidates.

    Toub, I fear, is gone. The Bears allowed him to interview for another team, not for a H.C. or even O.C. position, but SP teams vacancy. That was a lateral move that the Bears could have blocked, but didn't, which leads me to believe Toub is gone, which is a god damn travesty. I still hold out hope for him, be it slim.

    My Arian concern (besides age) I already stated above.

    Bevell is a bit of a wild card. Has he made QBs mvps? Has he made QBs win SBs and College Championships? Trestman has.

    However, if Bevell is more of a leader, then I can see Emery going for that.

  • It's probably Trestman. Big success with mulitple quarterbacks at multiple levels. The Bears have the pieces in place at the skill positions to be a dominant offense. The QB Whisperer is the right move. Who cares if he's a leader of men. Belicheat is the best coach
    coach in the game. He looks like a homeless person who just happened to wander up to the sideline before the game started and isn't much more animated than Lovie was. I just want somebody that can get Cutler sharp.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    that sir is not at all true.... I can promise you that ol Bill is most certainly a leader of men.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Mcyd was a fucking asshole though. Is bevell an asshole?

    If not, I'm all about that model.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    ...Plus Bevell, through Carroll, is from the Bill Walsh coaching tree. That's championship pedigree right there...
    -- NewBear

    Remembering Bill
    Reflections on my relationship with a coaching legend
    By Marc Trestman .

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Does anyone think even if Cutler's mother was coaching him he would do anything different? It's not like he's a young QB open to suggestion ...

    Center
    Left tackle
    Middle linebacker

    We need premier players in these positions - next year. We need to strike oil bigtime with a linebacker in round one. Our LT needs to come in round two (or take the best center and hope to find our LT in FA). There is no round 3.

    If Hardin makes it back, he could be interesting. Maybe we get lucky with a DE in later rounds.

  • jesus fuck.

    Will people PLEASE stop mentioning the fucking life-long corner who we drafted for safety and who hasn't played even half a season of football in 4 years now?!?! please?!?!

    You're right about one thing my conspiracy theprist mate... we need a LOT more depth at safety. The brittle bros need back ups badly.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I knew a Ginger Hardin. Gave great beejers.

  • @BradBiggs
    #Bears coaching search down to 3 - Arians, Bevell, Trestman - with ST coordinator Dave Toub likely #Chiefs bound http://trib.in/11vXl3h

  • Taking a lateral move to be the Chiefs special teams coach is like being a bartender at a high end strip club and then taking a bartending gig at TGI Fridays.

    Toub, what the fuck dude? Stop acting all butt hurt because you didn't get a shot at the HC gig. You're a fucking special teams coach. Special. Teams. Coach....and even though you are good at it that does not mean that the Bears, who are only a couple pieces from going deep in the playoffs, should take a risk on you.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    You're too angry at the world, Johnny.

  • I'll repost this since Trestman made the 2nd round

    "

    "But Trestman earned most of his reputation working with quarterbacks in the U.S. He was hired for his first coaching job at the University of Miami in 1981 when he was a law school student and became the quarterbacks coach in 1983, when Bernie Kosar led the Hurricanes to Miami's first national championship. He also has worked with Kosar with the Cleveland Browns (1988-89), the 49ers' Steve Young (1995-96) and he was the quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders in 2002 when Rich Gannon was the NFL's MVP.

    Trestman also has worked in the offseason preparing quarterbacks for the NFL draft, including Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in 2006. Trestman also has worked with Brandon Weeden, Brock Osweiler, Tem Tebow and Jimmy Clausen. "

    He also really wanted Russell Wilson this past draft, so his record shows he can evaluate and develop QBs, something which I'm sure looms rather large in Emery's mind.

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/bears/2013/01/qb_guru_marc_trestman_of_cfl_t.html

    "ESPN Cleveland confirms the Browns will interview Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman in Chicago on Monday.
    The meeting takes place in the Windy City because the Bears are also interviewing Trestman. Montreal is 64-34 in Trestman's five seasons, including two Grey Cup victories. A West Coast offense devotee, Trestman has an impressive track record of success as a coordinator and play-caller. Alouettes QB Anthony Calvillo won back-to-back MVP awards under Trestman's tutelage. "He was smart, innovative, quarterback friendly and pass protection-conscious," ex-Raiders QB Rich Gannon said of Trestman, who was Oakland's coordinator during the Raiders 2002 Super Bowl appearance. "

    (Per Rotoworld)

  • I'm not surprised Bevell is one of the finalists for the job. He's a smart dude. For his offense to run on all cylinders though he needs two good blocking and receiving TE's. I think E-Rod can be one of them, and maybe Spaeth or that other guy not named Davis. They will need to get a FB too, and a few interior offensive lineman. The edges can be helped out with the scheme.

  • Doug Bevell

  • Ronald H. Witt Illinois likes Bevell

  • In reply to ronald h witt:

    Welcome Ronald. Are you related to Katarina? .. cos I would totally bang her.

    By the bye, if Toub is under contract, then why in the wide world of sports do we let him walk? We were the #1 punt coverage unit in the NFL this season.

  • because we know that if he goes to the chiefs he can convince them to give us a 4th for hester?

    even in his absence he'd be helping us out!

    of course, we make the trade and then devin explodes for 6 return TDs for a rejuvenated chiefs team.

  • In reply to ronald h witt:

    and ronald h. witt also enjoys the 1st person

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Very witt-y

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://rlv.zcache.com/i_see_what_you_did_there_lolcat_print-r3e392df0adc749508f1b4021c07897d0_wv8_400.jpg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wondering if the H stands half?

  • In reply to TheRiot2:

    ah ha! very witt-y (thanks gp!)

  • In reply to TheRiot2:

    You are as funny as cancer you piece of crap.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    can't all be perfect like you

  • We might lose Toub but keep Old Sauce...

    "One source said Bevell and Trestman would be inclined to consider retaining defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, a move that would provide some semblance of continuity on that side of the ball for an aging unit. It's not known what Arians' plans for his staff are and Emery said he was going to allow the new coach to make decisions on his assistants.

    It is certainly possible the Bears could retain some assistants from Smith's staff but it appears likely that special teams coordinator Dave Toub, who was one of the 13 candidates, will depart. It is expected he will join Andy Reid's staff with the Chiefs. Emery granted Toub permission to interview in Kansas City and Carolina and indications are he will reunite with Reid even though his contract with the Bears runs through 2013."

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0115-bears-coaching-search--20130115,0,4979328.story?track=rss

  • If Toub goes to KC we may never hear of him again.

    It's fun to have a great special teams coach, but in reality that's not going to win anyone a Super bowl.

    In he last thread someone posted the turnover stats for the playoff teams (THANKS). What struck me was NOT the differential but that it seemed the LACK of turnovers had a higher correlation with success than the takeaways. Obviously there is no reason you can't have both, but in my mind it seemed Lovie emphasized one and ignored the other.

  • In reply to BillW:

    I don't agree with that statement about Lovie. He always wanted to win the turnover battle. That his QBs were prone to interceptions is not because he did not care about it, IMO.

    While I don't have numbers. I don't perceive that the Bears had a problem fumbling too much (other than on Bad Rex days).

  • McCoy to Chargers

  • Of the three remaining candidates, I like Trestman.

  • Arians and Old Sauce all the way!

    http://tinyurl.com/4rk8z7o

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hahahahahaha

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14njUwJUg1I

  • In reply to gpldan:

    With Singletary as ST coach!

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

  • In reply to gpldan:

    here's his interview with Emery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck4ND9W6tkU

  • Trib has Biggs report (mentioned above) on Toub going to KC as ST coach. Must be political - no other reason to let him walk without asking the new HC first.

    McCoy to SD (again mentioned above); Emery is playing this well. No way to know if he was interested in McCoy but it wasn't mututal, or if he told him he wouldn't make the cut. Ends up looking like the latter - it was reported that Emery let every candidate know yes/no to the next round.

    Cards were going after McCoy too and there is specualtion that McCoy's agaent was playing one against the other; maybe that turned off Emery to McCoy. He seemed a front runner at the start.

    Supposedly second interviews have been / are being held today and that an announcement could come as soon as tomorrow.

    Whoever Emery picks will be the guy I want on the job. I trust him given the throrough way he's handled this. Didn't jsut go after a name like KC did, and maybe even SD.

  • ‏@ESPNChiBears
    As @BradBiggs reported earlier, Dave Toub will not be back with the #Bears next season. Had a great run here.

  • thanks for our service dave, now enjo our coaching death in KC.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1...."Coaching Death" hahahahahahaha

  • In reply to lobotobear:

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  • In reply to lobotobear:

    bang bang lobo

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    For a 5th?

    Can we get a measly 5th for the greatest KR/PR of all time?

    I think we need to get a T.Y. Hilton, Chris Givens type WR/KR/PR in the 4rth or after. Those guys tend to get drafted later because they're smaller, and we need a fast slot WR who can stretch the field and not curl up in a fetal position while going over the middle.

  • and one who's shoulders don't touch his anus when he's trying to recover his own fumble.

  • Steve Young "The Douche" on S&W..says "T" is "The Guy" not only for "Cutty" but would be great for "Chi-Town"

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    He said "Chi-Town" and they didn't cut off his microphone?

  • totall off subject... but this is on of the best things ever on the innerness

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaKHR6oe52Q

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL6NY5lfBAg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That shit never gets old.

    Game. Blouses.

    "Remember that debate about who was greater, Michael Jackson or Prince? Prince won."

  • so fucking awesome. Also love the rick james ones.

    "What did the five fingers say to the face?"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPr-xsQvhgw

  • In reply to MB30SD:

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

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "Unity!"

    "Darknessess!"

  • speaking of bang bang

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  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "mr hubble says that uncontrolable rage is often associated with a teeny-tiny penis."

    Indeed!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "all both of them"

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  • In reply to MB30SD:

    " sup thundercunts" bbbbbwwwwwwaaaaahhhhahahahhahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!

  • this is funy too: http://www.sportspickle.com/opinion/15180/honest-nflcom-headlines-divisional-round

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    tee hee hee

  • What a "fucking idiot"-

    "I do that every game, home or away," Watt told the Houston Chronicle after the game. "I go out to midfield, spit a little bit, wipe my feet off, and I go through my stretch. No drama there. That's 100 percent what I do every game, home or away."

    at home too you fuck????

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000126279/article/jj-watt-on-spitting-incident-i-do-that-every-game

    the "ShowmanSheite" is getting old..I miss WP...just play the game...score the touchdown or first down..hand the ball to the ref and go back to the huddle.
    RIP..WP

  • hey canada... guess where she's from... yes! Canada!

    http://www.tashawall.com/#!large-grid/c1h4v

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..did you say "Tasha Wall" or you want her "Sugar Wall"?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    yes

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJE3EgTGg9k

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lots of babes up here MB. Calgary has more good-looking women than any place I've ever been (other than Amsterdam). Calgary is an outdoor city (close to the mts for skiing, snow boarding, mt and road biking, etc.). Because of this there are a ton of good looking women in good shape. I'm sure there are a ton of babes in SD for the same reason. Canada is trending towards the US when it comes to fatties but is still far behind.

  • first speech of the new Coach-

    I have Good News and Bad News for all of you-

    Bad News- Some of you will not be here next year"
    Good News-"Some of you will not be here next year"

  • ok, last one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GoXHVs65NFQ

    The cat look really fucking enthused.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yeah the cat's going-" ugh It's just to keep my master busy"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think Irish just bought a cat and is gonna hit the seedy streets of Bangkok to make some money...

  • bbbbbbbbbbbbwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

  • or maybe Irish's new cat is "Tounces"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd5bthqvBIo

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avRw6zdlVbw

  • Somewhat odd that the lead story on the Tribune site is Toub leaving the Bears. I don't think I can even remember the ST coach on the '85 Bears. I tend to look at the anomaly side of things - Marshall getting a lot of catches and yards was an indication of the problem in the offense; the popularity of Toub is another indicator of the problem with Lovie Smith. Super Bowl winning teams do not have players leading the league in catches or yards rushing or receiveing, and they don't have ST coaches that garner headlines when they leave.

    No disrespect for Toub - he's a genius who will be missed. But relying on turnovers and STs is a low odds way of getting to the Super Bowl

  • In reply to BillW:

    I believe the '85 ST Coach was Steve Kazor who spent 11 seasons on the Bears' staff and is currently a Scout for the Rams.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Ah yes - I do remember him now.

  • In reply to BillW:

    No brilliance here. I had to look it up. My first thought was Danny Abramowicz, but he came later. I did recall Kazor when his name came up

  • I read that Toub said he would find it difficult to work for the person who got the job he didn't. Sounds like an excuse to move on. He originally started in the NFL with Andy Reid. There's no point making coaches stay against their will. If the new HC can't convince them to stay, they will walk. Emery won't make anyone honor a contract if they are determined to leave.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Makes sense - and yet I wonder what made Toub think he'd be a real candidate given the offensive woes the Bears had? It just wasn't a fit at this particular time with the Bears. He may have to go the Trestman route if he sincerely wants to be an NFL HC someday.

    By the way, Trestman's former OC in Montreal is now the HC for Toronto and he one the Grey Cup in his first year as HC. I know nothing of his NFL expereince (if in fact he has any at all).

  • In reply to BillW:

    No NFL exterience. NFL Europe and CFL only coaching expereince.

    I didn't know the CFL predates the NFL by quite a bit. The first Toronto coach was in 1906 named Caucher Elliot.

  • In reply to BillW:

    OK - enough CFL History, but the league itself formed in 1958 though some teams like Toronto go back much further.

  • Off topic but I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. Last fall we had a black bear sow and 3 cubs in our front yard. Mama was about 10 feet from the door when I went to leave. I went back inside quite quickly. Yesterday morning I noticed some strange tracks in the fresh snow outside the front door. The neighbor asked if I got a good look at the tracks. Turns out they are mountain lion tracks. Wheeeeeeee! Won't be going out at night without looking both ways! This is in the mountains of SE BC.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    awsome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that meat sweatsuit you just picked up might not be the best idea now canada.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, if I were you and i lived up there I would have an RPG and a on me gangster ass assault rifle on me at all times. Getting killed by a bear or mountain lion??? Aint nobody got time fo that!!!!!!!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Lions and Bears? No Packers or Vikings?

  • In reply to BillW:

    yeeeees bill... I'm suuuure there are gay and retarded people up there too.

    (I know, I'm going to hell)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that was funny

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Too rugged for me.

    My definition of "roughing it" is Black & White TV.

    I consider anyplace not within walking distance of a Circle K to be the wilderness.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Black & White TV Al?!?!

    Where in thee fuck do you get one of those these days.

    I think anyone that has a TV under 50" is a Neanderthal. (yes, I'm talking to you doc)

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada!!!! I live in the foothills of the Southern Rockies and my neighbors "are" Mountain Lions and Black Bear!!!!! I drive ten minutes boyz and "I AM IN THE WILDERNESS!!!!!! btw..that's why you have outdoor cats and small dogs!!!!!!! please the beast's around you and it's all good!!!! lol

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    My great-grandma used to live in the boonies in upper Michigan. She used to bake every day. Twice in the 80's she had to call a neighbor to come over and shoot a black bear in her three season room that was trying to get into her kitchen. We used to camp at a lake down the road about a mile away, and it wasn't uncommon to have Bears come around at night. Haven't had any run-ins with them since the early 90's though. Must be less around.

    My Grandma who lives in the same area had a 580 pound black bear shot by her mailbox down the road. Grandma and two uncles who help take care of her are not happy about a wolf den on their property about 5-600 yards from the house. There are at least three of them that will come very close to the house. The DNR has them tagged, so they come to check on the wolves once in a while. A fourth wolf died last winter. A lot of people in the area are pissed because of so many wolves killing off all the deer and pet dogs. About 3 years ago had three wolves about 25-30 yards from me and two friends. Luckily we were in a boat fishing. Wolves scare me. Never seen a mountain lion, but I'm sure that would scare the shit out of me too.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    death by pack mammal would really suck.

    When I'm in the bush (yes, I know hee hee) in Africa I'm never scared of elephants or snakes or hyena... but the thought of being eaten alive by a pack of lions terrifies me. Scary but amazingly beautiful fucking animals.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uim1qCP3UHw

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A friend who was in the Peace Corps in the Gambia said when he was in the boonies and wanted to take a nap, he would sleep in a tree because of the hyenas. I think they would scare me too.

    I'm sure you've seen The Ghost and The Darkness. Those two lions are stuffed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    yep, sadly a pretty bad movie made from a truely horrific (and stranger than fiction) real event(s).

    hyenas are a different story. fearless fuckers. they'll come into camp and take you by the face (literally) if it's sticking out of your bag/tent.

    Lions will start eating before you're dead. Not nice. A friend of my family is a safari travel agent and once when he was visiting a camp they came upon a lion kill. They couldn’t see what type of animal it was that was being eaten, until one of the lions ran off with a human arm in its blood-soaked maw. Turns out the lions had ambushed one of the villagers who went out to get water or something. Pretty fucking horrifying to witness he said.

  • after doing some light reading, I am securely in the Bevell camp now.

    young, creative, aggressive.

    I want him as the Bears HC.

    The other two are old balls.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Good concise endorsement. I had doubts about him but only from ignorance. I'll be OK with whoever Phil picks.

    I wonder if Ginny is upset since that nice Mikey Singletary was not selected; right after that nice Lovie Smith was let go.

  • In reply to BillW:

    have you put it together yet Bill? No?

    Yes. That's right. Ginny has the jungle fever.

    POW!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah - I can see her playing the Contessa and the Chauffer with either one of them. (Reference to The Producers; or Driving Miss Ginny).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Steve "The Douchebag" Young was asked by Waddle this morning about either B or T and he said they would be both "GREAT HC"'s

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    .."Old Balls"..a five year plan...

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

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bevell's part of that Brad Childress coaching tree that includes Tomlin and Frazier. Childress was his OC when he played at WI. I would call it a hybrid of the West Coast offense with more emphasis on running the ball and utilizing the TE's and RB's on underneath routes. I like the way Bevell calls a game. Seems to run several plays out of the same formation every game, both run and pass, to keep defenses honest. And he's a Mormon, so you know he works hard.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    and he likes to bone chicks without a rubber.

  • E-Train to Toub:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QGkOGZubQ

  • and now something completely different

    -ten minutes of how we should think of the media and the Fudgpeckers!!!!!lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSEYXWmEse8

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    oops....did I say to much?

  • I was just thinking about the various teams that are looking for a head coach this offseason.

    I'm convinced that you would have to be crazy not to want to coach in Chicago with a team of solid players, a draft and upcoming FA period to bolster the squad and a QB that has the mind and the arm to do great things with the offense. the Defense is solid and can be improved rather easily as well.

    If I'm interviewing the only thing that would freak me out is that I would know that Emery is going to hold me accountable to win championships. Coaches that go to these other teams will have years to try to get to the big game...all the while collecting huge paychecks.

    The Bears are in a position to win now so the urgency is greater here and thus the length of the leash is much shorter.

    so in conclusion......huge pussy coaches that want easy excuses need not apply. We can go to the playoffs this upcoming season as evidenced by the fact we were 3 dropped perfectly thrown touchdown passes away from it this year....with a solid Division 3 offensive coordinator coming up with the gameplan.

  • Cannot play with them.
    Cannot win with them.
    Cannot coach with them.
    Can't do it.

    Cannot play with them.
    Cannot win with them.
    Cannot coach with them.
    Can't do it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHokH-RN3ek

  • In reply to gpldan:

    you play... to win... the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLlIdZikDk

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Playoffs????!!!! Who said anything about playoffs????!!!

  • Trestman, btw, is the total capitulation of the organization to the talent of Jay Cutler. No wonder Jay was so openly defiant to Tice. Tice could kiss his ass, he knew he would outlast Tice.

    Trestman's coach who is being picked for what he did with Rich Gannon and other QBs that needed to shape-up and do it now, we can call him the Jay whisperer. Put away that ciggy Jay, it's time to play ball.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Imagine being coached by a guy that will never coach in the NFL ever again as an OC. There is a reason that this guy won't ever coach again. There is a reason that none of the Chicago OC's will ever coach again.

    We didn't need a new HC. We needed a professional OC and a couple non angelo drafts and FA periods.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Can't disagree, Johnny. But for whatever reason, Lovie never had an OC. Not sure how much of that was Glitchy - maybe most or all. Or maybe not.

  • I assume Jay realizes that in every way possible this is a put up or shut up year for him. The OC is being picked to be able to develop a QB (that's been in the league HOW long??)

    Plus it's a contract year.

    If this doesn't shut up the people saying the Bears are cheap, nothing will. They are doing all they can to end up giving Cutrler a big contract next year.

    Waffle - great point. The pressure to win AND to make Jay a consensus top QB will be tremendous on the new HC. Can't wait to see who gets the prize. If he does that in year one, he'll be the toast of Chicago.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Jay, got us to the NFC Championship game with an offensive strategy from 1999. It was a true scheme though, designed to attack defenses. There was a reason Martz called plays and there was continuity. It is true that he ultimately didn't adapt it to our linemen's abilities and some of the receivers but it still got us scoring 30 pts a game and to the NFC Championship. It got us to 7-3 the next season as well.

    We don't need a HC and OC to "develop" Jay Cutler. We need an OC to put forth an actual gameplan based on our skill players and linemens capabilities. If a coach does that the Bears will be good enough....even in the first year of the offense.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I respectfully disagree. I believe Jay needs to develop the mentality that turnovers are the key to losing. Almost a Phil Jackson Zen mentaility of being in the moment - each possession is critical. Once he does that - and I beleive he will - he will be the QB we thought we were getting all along.

  • In reply to BillW:

    I respectfully disagree with your respectful disagreement of my point. I'm sure Zen is great, when your OC couldn't call an All American Highschool game, the defense knows exactly what you're going to do, and you don't use the talent you have or scheme around your deficiencies.

    He is the Qb we need. He unfortunately is not Jesus and may need some competent offensive strategy.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    and some lineman who can move a pile once in a while and hold a pocket for a bit.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Rex Grossman got us to the Super Bowl with Ron fucking Turner.

  • To Waffle's point on soft coaches wanting excuses -
    it's more the soft owners looking for excuses.

    Consider this - there are 32 teams in the league. If winning the SB was completely random, there is a 31/32 chance of not winning any given year. That's 97%. Which runs out to a 10% chance of not winning in 75 years.

    Another way ot look at it. Running thousands of simulations based simply on randomness, there is a 75% chance that after ONE HUNDRED years, there would still be at least one team that did not win a SB. And a 40% chance that at least TWO teams are Lombardi-less.

    (In the short term the league tries to make it random with a hard cap, reverse draft, and FA.)

    And why? Because with those odds against winning, how are you going to get fans to bother to pay for tickets, parking, concessions etc?

    The new wrinkle in this "keep the fan's hoping"? The faster spin of the coaching carosel AND the newer wrinkle is the GM carosel.

    The league implicitly encourages this to keep losing teams's fans interested. Andy Reid to KC is good for 5 year before those fans see through it. At which team the owner will gladly eat the contracts necessary to reboot yet again.

    The problem the NFL is facing is the realization that it takes a top QB to have any real chance, and there are not 32 of them to go around. But unexpectedly there turns out to be four great first-second year QBs this year and the league now has a new source of hopium for the masses.

    If that ever dries up, look for rule changes to even things out somehow.

    What a business! Can you imagine thousands of people paying high ticket prices year after year hoping this is the time the actors remember all their lines, or the singer sings on key or the orchestra has solid musicians on every instrument?

    And they figured out that Fantasy Football gets people to want to watch EVERY game, even a Jacksonville - TB snoozfest.

    Pure brilliance.

  • In reply to BillW:

    What a business! Can you imagine thousands of people paying high ticket prices year after year hoping this is the time the actors remember all their lines, or the singer sings on key or the orchestra has solid musicians on every instrument?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsqJFIJ5lLs

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Great line!

  • In reply to BillW:

    Lack of 32 Tom Bradys is it, essentially.

    That's why I find this new read-option trend fascinating.

    In the old days, Kaepernick would never have started. And if he had, he definitely wouldn't be running around like now. Most likely, some old school coach would be making him stand in the pocket and make all his progressions and throw pinpoint darts to the right receiver.

    Kaepernick in this style of system would be mediocre at best.

    But now that the read-option is a real strategy in the NFL, that means a team no longer has to draft a Brady-type who come along maybe once a year (in theory, not in practice). Instead, teams can now gamble a bit on the Kaepernicks and Wilson, or this year Geno Smith, and conceivably become competitive.

    The read-option opens up the pool for teams at the QB position.

    Necassity breeds innovation, after all.

    It's sort of how the 3-4 got created. A smart coach said, "He, there's just not enough 6'7 280 pound DEs who run a 4.60 and bench 35 reps to go around every draft. However, there's a hell of a lot more 6'3 250 LBs who are fast and can blitz".

    I envision a future NFL where teams are equally split on O where essentially half the NFL runs the read-option, while the other half is a bit more "traditional".

    It's a brave new world, amigos...

  • Here's a bizarre story about good ol' Strom Thurmond banging his mistress before he got the chair. A great Senator from the state of South Carolina.

    http://palmettopublicrecord.org/2013/01/15/70-years-ago-today-strom-thurmonds-mistress-was-put-to-death/

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    *she got the chair*

  • ‏@mikecwright
    Bears WR Brandon Marshall will need to get hip scoped, according to NFL source.

  • how do you get your hip scoped?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Hipscoscopist?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    With an arthroscope. I'm assuming it would be the usual sort of thing to clean up frayed cartilage - perhaps the "cartilage rimmed projection called the labrum" mentioned at the very beginning?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYP8OLPWJBQ

  • According to sources, Trestman has resigned as head coach of the Alouettes will be hired as head coach of the Chicago Bears.

    Nothing confirmed yet but @adamschefter just reported that on NFL 32 that the bears have yet to even ask Arians back!

  • Actually.. haha.. Schefter changed his mind, Arians is in Chicago today.

  • jesus, these guys don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

    Fuck Trestman, I wan Bevell

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I want the lawyer from Canada but a Wisconsin Mormon is acceptable. It doesn't get much weirder than that.

    Go Bears.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I'm just tired of old balls (my own included)... want a young fucking creative guy that's not stuck in old balls ways.

    maybe that's irrational, but there it is.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I agree with that assessment. If Bevell gets the job, the guy I'd like to see him get for OC is Paul Chryst. The odds of that happening are very slim, since he's the head coach of Pitt. He's the guy I wanted the Bears to get for OC before Martz. The dude is an incredible OC. He runs a pro system in college that is very creative, and he adjusts his offense around the talent. I doubt he would leave Pitt because last year was his first as a head coach, and he took about 6 WI assistants with him when he left. I doubt he would bail on those guys after one year.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    If Chryst comes to the Bears, wouldn't Tebow follow?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I want the same thing. But Bevell, at 43 yo, is not necessarily more innovative or adaptive than Trestman at 57, or even Arians at 61.

    The Mormon thing really does worry me a little (talk about irrational). Devout Mormons don't strike me as open-minded, flexible thinkers.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    If Emery decides on Bevell, the Bears will have to sign Tebow. Tebow will be the Elder Bevell's personal killer-robot option fullback.

    Harvey Unga will be back on the shitlist for having premarital sex at BYU.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    What religion is rational? I worked at a nice country club on the grounds crew all through HS and early college. Smoking weed on the job and getting drunk in the shop after work was part of the culture. The entire crew and bosses were all potheads and heavy drinkers, except the two Mormons. Obviously just anecdotal evidence, but the Mormon guys were really cool. They didn't participate in our lifestyle, but they were very open minded. Both of the guys went to BYU for school, then came back and worked in the summer. They would even hang out after work and play drinking games with us, except they drank lemon water instead of beer. I used to have some great conversations with them about life and world views. Both had problems with the strictness of BYU. Both eventually did their two years of missionary work for the church in Honduras. I would guess 90% of their work was to help people, and maybe around 10% trying to convert people who were open to conversion. The later South Park episodes on the Mormons aren't that far from my personal experiences.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I know I wasn't clear, but I meant that I was being irrational in considering Bevell's religion a (minor) negative.

    Still, I can't help it. Bevell and Tebow are both devout, fundamentalist, missionary Christians. You have to put belief over reality to be like that.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    My notion is that faith and reason are two separate realms, neither mutually exclusive nor definable in terms of each other.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Credo quia absurdum

    "I believe because it is absurd."

    However, I think most rational folk can agree, that there are levels of absurdity.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    You don't think a grown man wearing "Magic Underwear" can get us to the SB?

    Billichick was 48 when he joined the Pats.
    Jimmy Johnson 46 when he joined the Cowboys.

    However, Coughlin was about 57 when he joined the Giants.

    And I'm sure there have been numerous other SB winning HCs which I'm not about to look up who were 55 + when they first started.

  • Lol (sc).

    I'm sick of believing in the Bears. Let's get some reality up in here.

  • And if Bevell can bring us to the promised land, I don't give a shit if he baptizes victims of the Holocaust to save them from hell. That would then fall under the category of a non-football idiosyncrasy.

    PS: Happy birthday and RIP, MLK.

  • this just reported by jimmy johnson and shefter... hot off the presses...

    arron rodgers strained a labia majora in his second consecutive embarrassing playoff chokefest

    http://www.foxsportswisconsin.com/01/15/13/Rodgers-to-miss-Pro-Bowl-due-to-injury/msn_landing.html?blockID=849839&feedID=5065

    So, so sad.

  • GP, doc, johnny... you guys watch a lot of movies maings.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i'm hooked on Breaking Bad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This coming from a guy who owns the platinum edition of "Men at Work" which comes with a limited collectible bandana?

    Bang! Bang!

  • I DO!!!! it DOES!!!

    Bang! Bang!

  • Heard on Espn radio this evening on the way home from work. That the Bears will make a decision on the next HC withing 24 hours.

  • In reply to Fresno,Ca Bear Fan:

    My $ on Trestman - has been from the start after I read up on him.

    There's a reason MB calls me $.

    Bevell and Arians are valid choices too. This is going to be one of those existential decisions that will shape Emery's life, and the Bears organization for the foreseeable future.

    Tick, tock, tick, tock, no pressure.

  • You know, football, like life, is weird.

    A person could pour through all the statistical analysis, do extensive background checks, conduct multiple interviews, review trends, consult multiple experts and thinktanks, could do all the homework and due diligence in the world, but in the end, it could very well come down to just a gut feeling.

    Case in point. In the Auction FF Championship, I was down by about 25 to NBIT. Not an enviable position to be in when going up against Brady, AP, Lynch and the Bears D.

    Well, I knew I had to swing for the fences, but which D to pick? Many experts had the Packer D ranked considerably higher than the Titans D. It was also an added bonus that if the Pack won that week, the Bears were in the playoffs.

    Well, I went with my gut and picked the Titans Sp/D, even though they were almost dead last in every single expert ranking, and they ended up scoring FOUR TDS, and along with Alf Morris, won me the championship.

    I didn't pick the Titan's D out of a hat, but in the end, I just had a feeling which steered me to the right decision.

    I now lend my lucky mojo over to Emery. May the goddess Fortune visit him tonight.

  • Amen, brother 4.

  • If Emery hires the Titan's Defensive Coodinator I'm done with football.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    ha

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Only for the last game!

    Shivakamini Somakandarkram!!!

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlkt49_the-league-shiva-bowl-shuffle_fun#.UPYlEWf-4-A

  • Trestman will be the guy. I been reading more on him and Bevell and I believe either one of these guys would be a great choice. Also read Steve Youngs comments about Trestman. Here is the link and actually interesting to read. He points out that Trestman would be the best fit for Jay Cutler.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4682027/young-trestman-good-fit-for-bears-cutler

  • The thing that scares me the most about Trestman is the CFL experience. I mean its cool or whatever that he coached in the CFL with success but will that success come in the NFL. Also if he really is that great of an offensive mind then why has he been in the CFL for x amount of years?

    I just think that Bevell would be our safest option. He has remained in the NFL and knows the NFL current trends. Experience wise I think he matches up with Trestman.

  • In reply to Fresno,Ca Bear Fan:

    This is why Trestman hasn't been considered for an HC position in the NFL, and also why he is now.

    "The candidate who interviewed for the Bears head coaching job cautioned that Trestman "might not command a great presence in front of the group," but added "he has really changed for the better" through his experience as a head coach in the CFL."

    Like I said b4, I have no idea who among all the candidates is the best "leader of men", and by that I don't mean who can scream the loudest, but who has the greatest presence to motivate. I never met nor interviewed any of them, so we're all just gonna have to hope Emery DOES know which one of the candidates will have that "IT" factor to finally get us over the top.

  • And now, a word from our (nervous) sposnor...
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    the decision rests in Emerys lap.
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    No matter WHO'S installed in there...
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    ...it's still a lot like shooting CRAPS
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    Burma-Shave!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    It's more like Poker.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Poker, craps and black-jack give the player the highest percentage to win in Vegas, about 49% if I remember correctly (I'm sure Irish can teach us here).

    However, from vague memory, No Limit Texas Hold em against other players (not Vegas) gives slightly better odds, given that you're not in a room of gamblers who sport WSOP jewelry, so there's that...

  • Yes, there's that... I'd have to wonder, "Is that guy with the gaudy bracelet really a WSOP champ in disguise"?

    Interesting article about casinos, poker, games of pure chance, and Detroit:

    http://critical-moment.org/2011/02/10/playing-poker-for-a-living/

  • Apparently you can beat the roulette table from its sound by covering half the table, I posted a link a few threads ago - some internet pioneer legends used to team up in vegas, one would have his wrist miked. It didn't explain what they were doing though.

    I'd imagine it's pretty easy to make money in holdem if you're playing against fish.

    Blackjack is definitely beatable even though they have 5 deck shuffles now.

    ... of course you have to walk away when you're up, which people don't tend to do.

  • Louis Theroux did an excellent documentary - as he always does - on casinos which is on Youtube.He also did a great one on Nevada's cathouses where one place allowed him to do it from the inside.

  • @BradBiggs
    An NFL source just told me #Bears will hire Marc Trestman as the next head coach.

  • ‏@BradBiggs
    Marc Trestman, coach of the Montreal Alouettes, selected over #Colts OC Bruce Arians and #Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell.

  • WOW.

    I gotta say, I'm stoked!

    Are we going to see a no-huddle for once when it's not the two minute drill?

    Can't wait.

    Also, this is why I don't have twitter. Artoo and Jeff are my twitter.

  • Ha, I post it because very few do and Jeff is going to be ecstatic about this hire.

    Great ready for some crazy info.

  • Turned on The Score, and they echoed Bigg's report citing that when Biggs reports it, it's pretty much done.

    At first I was like, "Trestman? CFL?" - but the more I read about him, the more he shot up my candidate's list.

    He was my first choice. Not comes the other questions...who'll be the D.C., O.C., Sp/Teams and all the other assistant positions.

    I have a feeling that a lot of meatheads will be disappointed in Trestman's presser because he won't sound like Harbaugh, but then again, Billichick doesn't exactly sound like Patton...

  • Just some quick notes about Trestman..

    Almost every analyst, reporter, player, and former head coaches think that this is a great.. not good not smart.. GREAT hire.

    All I have to say about it is..

    The only way Trestman will prove his worth (and shut MB up) is to make the Bears legitimate contenders year after year. Not by going to one Superbowl with a good team.

  • MB is just hating on "Old" ppl cuz he's now 40.

    Hate hate hate hate...

    http://youtu.be/1N5p8IXzNdc

  • Bears made it official @ 4:07am CT. Trestman press conference is slated for 10am at Halas Hall.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    10am THURSDAY, according to Sean Jennings.

  • Ahem. Not to say I told you so but please reference the first post of this thread....

  • (wipes eyes and yawns)
    We have a new Head Coach? Sweet. Now where's my O-line, Center and legendary middle linebacker ....

    NFL Bad Lip Reading :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zce-QT7MGSE

  • That's hilarious. Skunk!

  • haha

    Pick up you bean bags! You're not in south east asia...

    and stop doing heroine!

  • Aha. The Beast is having hip surgery - this was always the knock on Brandon. Get well Beast.

  • yeah, hip surgery for you and I is not quite the same as hip surgery for arguably one of the biggest freaks of nature ever to play NFL football. He'll recover in 2 weeks. you'd die in the hospital of staph infection.

  • Ronald H. Witt Illinois. Not related to Katerina. Wish i was.

  • In reply to ronaldwitt:

    Why, so you could be her cousin, uncle, what? Suppose she were your half-sister? Would you like that?

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