Behind Cutler: Bears Need Backup Plan

Behind Cutler: Bears Need Backup Plan

With Jason Campbell signing a rare (for this offseason) two-year deal to compete for the starting job in Cleveland, the Bears are now left without security at the most important position in all of sports.

While most fan attention is situated in the middle of the offensive line, my attention is here. To the best of my knowledge the franchise quarterback still has a history of concussions to pair with his penchant for holding the ball too long/refusing to throw it away. Yes, Phil Emery has added two terrific perimeter blockers in hopes of keeping #6 upright. Yes, Aaron Kromer will make the health of the QB his priority. Yes, Marc Trestman will institute a precision-based, timing route passing game that involves far less of the Martz/Tice "wait in the pocket and chuck it" approach. But even with all these changes on the offensive side of the ball, history tells us it is fair to believe Cutler will not play every down at quarterback for the Bears in 2013.

Where will the Bears turn? Might they be interested in a player like Colt McCoy? Will Carson Palmer's desire to play for a contender lead him to accepting vet minimum (while collecting a ton from Oakland) to stand behind Cutler? Do the Bears believe McCown or Blanchard are good enough to hold down the fort should the moment arise? Would Emery use a pick in the first few rounds on a quarterback?

Guards are important, sure. But the absence of a top quality guard will not keep a football team from winning double-digit games and being in contention for the postseason. The 2012 Bears were a prime example of this. Backup quarterbacks are not important until they're called upon. The absence of quality one can send a season plummeting into the seventh dimension of Satan's layer. For illustration of this, the 2011 Bears are the poster boys.


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  • Bring back LaFavor. He's playing in the Canadian league, so Trestman will know all about him.

  • Hmmmm... I was just pondering this very fact in the last post. Their lack of effort to secure a backup QB in free agency tells me they"re taking one in the draft. Let him learn from Cutler for a couple years and I'm sure he'll get plent of playing time during that period. (That was for you Johnny)

  • :)

    It makes no sense to draft a backup. You need someone that can step in and at least give the team a fighting chance. Colt McCoy or even Rex Appeal would be a great option. A rookie is the same as wasting a pick.

  • Seems as though a few rookies did pretty damn well this last season. Sure this draft doesnt have that kind of talent but there are def a few that can play.

  • and if the packers taught us anything, it's that it's ok to use a 5th round pick on a quarterback. sometimes he steps in and throws for 400 yards and then you can trade him for a lot more than you paid for him.

    just don't use that 5th round pick on craig krenzel.

  • I know but the rookies that did well are universally considered some of the most prepared rooks ever to come out of college.

    Kaepernick had over 10K yards in college and played on a SF Team with a deadly running attack and all star offensive line.

    Luck and RG3 went 1 and 2 in the draft

    Wilson was considered a Top QB in the draft except for his short height which is like being black in the south.

    If Angelo hadn't gangbanged us personnel wise for 8 years I'd say go ahead but there is too much yet to do before we start taking project QB's.

  • That was a hook with a little tiddler on it about the sex cannon right?

  • Makes sense to draft your QB, rather than sign a vet who has no potential to be very good. Colt McCoy will always be Colt McCoy in a very non-Joe-Montana way.

  • Thats what I think. Looking at the backups available out there I'd rather take a chance in the draft. Maybe we'll get a Flynn and he'll scare Cutler straight.

  • goddman it Sac, Cutler doesn't need to be "scared straight". He won games with almost no real talent, old schemes, no line, etc.

    He needs a true playcaller, some solid line play, a scheme that hides the remaining deficiencies on the line, and solid play from the awesome weapons we now have on the team.

  • which is what we now have in the form of Trestman/Kromer and Marshall, Unicorn, Bennett, Jeffrey and Forte.

  • I am not as concerned as most. if cutler is injured for any length of time, the season is over anyway.

  • As a backup...Carson Palmer I think is the best choice at this point.
    He'll probably will want too much money and I'll bet the Cardinals will pick him up.

  • with the weapons we have on offense we just need a vet backup that can get the ball into the guys hands semi consistently. I wouldn't even be really mad if McCown was the backup. He showed that he can scramble, adlib, toss the rock when needed ,etc.

    I do think they will sign someone, it just won't be a wasted rookie draft pick. Shit, i'd sign Vince Young for vet minimum before taking a rookie. it's not as crazy as it sounds.

  • the same vince young who wasn't good enough to carry the bills' water boy's water?

  • I don't want a dumbass that took a $300K loan during the lockout to pay for a party, the same guy that declared his team to be one of the dream variety, on my team.

    I know NFL players are not always the brightest, but he is pretty dumb. Maybe as bad as turning down $2M dumb.

  • I don't want him either but i'll take a hungry guy that knows that he pissed it all away and gets a last chance over an unproven, untested, rookie 5th rounder.

  • jamarcus russell is hungry. literally.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Hahahahahahaha... nice one.

  • You folks should give this a bash. Do the full thing if possible. It's not difficult, but the time limit is quite strict. Do it without pen/paper/phone as well. You get 12 mins.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Is a calculator acceptable?

  • In reply to The Fifth:

    I did it without and ran out of time. Got to Q.30 or something.

  • If we're going to run the read option, make the Jets an offer for Tebow. Seriously. He can play TE in the meantime, very sporadically.

    Do we get a new thread for the nuclear war? Son of Team America's Kim Jong-il is just crazy enough to make a name for himself.

  • And still draft a QB.
    C'mon Phil, show us your stuff. Who do you think can make the transition to the NFL that isn't high on everyone's radar?

  • Apparently if they were to try anything, their weapons can maybe *just* reach Alaska. Their current technology still isn't up to par with the nuclear power of America in the 1940's.

    They do anything, they get smeared off the map. Tough titty said the kitty, in a while crocodile. Don't forget to write.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    They only have to hit their next door neighbour.

  • That would instigate with China and Russia moreso than a direct attack on the USA.

    I'm not gonna start though cause I think it's a load of bollocks, and not a threat at all.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    exactly... they're posturing for a let up of the sanctions.

    just in case we should send the worm back... forever.

  • Fuggit. Chicago are moving to the read-option this season. Tebow would not only be the perfect signing, but it's an attractive proposition for him if we also offer him time at TE. He'd be perfect on the RO and as a situational TE. 2 million five and he's a Bear. Yay or nay?

  • Fuck Tebus directly in his Tebus hole.

  • Well, a halo is still considered a hole, right?


  • You forgot the most famous Jesus Holes of all, and on Good Friday no less.

  • Agreed.

  • Where did the $2.5mil figure come from?

  • jesus fucking christ Irish. common man. stop feeding this lunacy. please.

  • Somebody was mentioning Tyler Wilson? I think he sounds like a dude we should take in the second.

    Josh Norris had this to say on :

    Forget these four; Wilson's got the goods
    I'm going to pick someone who isn't on this list -- someone who is, in my view, the top signal-caller in this class: Arkansas' Tyler Wilson. Successful quarterbacks earn their keep by making difficult throws in the face of pressure. At Arkansas, Wilson took big hit after big hit behind a porous offensive line and continued to test vertically. I also believe Wilson's ability to buy time for himself, either by stepping up or drifting outside of the pocket, is being overlooked. He isn't close to perfect, but if I draft Wilson, I know I'm getting a passer who doesn't crumble under pressure while finding open targets.

  • And what about this Tyler Bray guy Rank has as the second best? For what that's worth.

  • that is Cutler's college review word for word.

    Then he did it in the pros as well. best we've ever had. this year he will be even better. sign mccoy and be done with it.

  • This post deserves a big SMH.

    I'll be concerned about a fucking backup QB when we have a offensive line that can PROTECT THE STARTING QB.

    Serisously Jeff? How many years have we been saying IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO IS PLAYING QB IF THE O-LINE IS COMPLETE FUCKING GARBAGE?

    Look at Jason Campbell in San Fran last season. Oh, GOOD THING WE PICKED HIM UP, YEAH, HE REALLY SAVED OUR SEASON.

    No. It didn't fucking matter because Carimi was getting RUN THE FUCK OVER and Guyblow Rachal LITERALLY FUCKING QUIT.

    If the Bears don't address the offensive line this season *I* fucking quit.

    FIX THE LINE, TAKE CARE OF CUTLER, THEN worry about a fucking backup QB.


  • In reply to Shady:

    ask and you shall receive. this guy broke Cushings knee because he saw it, it's back was turned to him and he rolled the fuck out of it because he's fucking mean.

  • Thank you.

  • Our line needs some mean. Chilo was mean, but maybe he was just more crazy than mean.

    Does anyone have an in-depth analysis on Slauson?

    I know he was pretty solid a few years back when the Jets rocked one of the best Olines, and that he's a better pass blocker than run blocker, but that's about it.

    Not that it matters all that much, but I wonder where Slauson ranks on Scouts Inc, etc.

    Anyhow, Emery continues to be telepathically connected to this blog. What I like about theses signings is that they're cheap, and at worst provide depth, while giving the Bears max flexibility in the draft.

    Now we won't have to reach for an OG or LB at 20. Slauson and Anderson can easily start, or they can be displaced by a draft pick. Either way, we're covered, and the competition ought to make the team better overall.

  • Emery does indeed value durability more than Angelo...

    "Slauson (27) was a sixth-round draft pick of the New York Jets in 2009 and he has appeared in 51 games with 48 starts. He missed only one game over the previous three seasons. The 6-5, 315-pounder is a Nebraska product."

    Maybe Louis is more inj than we know.

  • In free agency maybe. His drafts haven't been particularly durable.

  • Because the Jets' line was so terrific...?

  • Looks like Emery had a plan. I like Louis but Slausson gets points for fucking up a Texan.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Seriously, who's the backup?

  • Seneca Wallace.

  • Lotta good Jason Campbell did us. Unless Emery can find a backup better than Cutler, he really ought to concentrate on protecting Cutler. If Cutler goes down anyway, his backup will need protection just the same - even more. Just look at 2012.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Arrrgggh. Shady said it better and 57 seconds faster above.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    And you thought typing class was useless.

  • It was.

  • QB plan.

    Palmer would be nice, but I'm guessing he's not going to play for vet min, and right now that's what we're looking at.

    McCown played alright. He's heady. He's ballsy. He's MOBILE. He's like Cutler-lite. I'm fine with him as a 2nd.

    If some high-upside QB drops to us beyond the 4rth, then I'm ok with that. They just better get the right fucking guy because I'm tired of wasting late draft picks (LeFevour, etc)


    Two stipulations. Tebow MUST accept his role as swiss-army knife. He must be ok with lining up at FB, TE, HB, PR/KR protector, and yes, QB.

    When he gets near the redzone he's lethal. He puts a lot of stress on Ds. Imagine him running the read-option with Forte at the 5. Who does the LB go for? If they all come crashing down, he can just chuck a 5 yd slant to Marshall or Bennett can slip into the back of the endzone.

    He'll open up our playbook.

    I think only me, Ender and Irish are ok with this, but I understand the Tebus fatigue.

    Blanchard I really like, but now he must learn a totally new system, so who knows how the new regime view him. Besides, we can sneak him into the practice squad.

    That would be my plan.

  • OH, the 2nd stipulation is that Tebow must accept his fate that he's a 3rd stringer and a handy-man. If he still thinks he can start, then he can go to the Raiders.

  • 3rd stipulation - Tebow must publicly renounce his faith in God.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Stupid statement. Idiotic, in fact.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Lol. It would solve all his controversy problems. Bonus: he could finally get laid.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Yeah, but it's really what makes him a talented/driven individual. When someone defines himself with religion, to take it away, would be to break the man.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    He could lose the baggage and keep the God of Abraham if he converted to Islam or Judaism.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    They're certainly no mine but I have no problem whatsoever with his religious views. And as far as I can tell, he's not a hypocrite about them either. Perhaps when I was a lot younger it would have been different but I'd much rather have Tim Tebow as a next door neighbor than Pacman Jones in his heyday...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Yeah, I said on this blog back when Tebow was still with Denver that he's a good person and a good football player who I'd like to have as a Bear if it weren't for the hordes of non-football fanatics he'd bring with him.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I think Tebowmania has died down to the point where the distractions would be minimal. What about the locker room, though? I wonder how the players would feel about it? Trestman and the Allouettes felt strongly enough to acquire his Canadian rights. I have no idea how Emery would weigh the pros and cons. With nothing else going on, it's kind of fun to speculate but I don't thin it will ever happen. Of course, I didn't think the Bears would get rid of Angelo when they did nor did I think Emery would get rid of Lovie when he did so my feel for the these kinds of situations is pretty much worthless...

  • I, too, am OK with Tebow as long as it's in keeping with conditions you've outlined above...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    It'll never happen though. We all know that...

  • Hey, now that Lach seems about out, has anyone played sports from an early age and now finds body parts hurting?

    Man, I'm 35, and I played a lot of B-ball (sprinkled in with other sports) and find my knee and feet ache sometimes for no reason, and I live in a warm climate and never suffered a knee injury.

    Time sucks!

  • That's why God created Whiskey my man.

  • I fractured my foot on Whiskey, so that's a no-go Tango!

    Weird part is that when I went to the doctors, they said I "refractured" it. I couldn't for the life of me remember fracturing it in the first place.

    It was just a hairline fracture, but I chock that one up to youthful exuberance and Old #7.

  • Dude I've had all kinds of injuries from football, skateboarding, skiing (sprained my knee again this year) and boxing as well as a bunch of random injuries from doping stupid stuff. Weird thing is I find the places that I havent severely injured hurt the most. Had my ACL redone and that knee is rock solid, it's the othe rone that hurts. Broken my hand, wrist and finger sall numerous times yet it's my back that kills me. Etc etc. And yeah I'm 34.
    So I think the lesson is I need to abuse my body some more while i still can.

  • Haha...yeah, I hear you. I fractured my wrist in a b-ball game when I was in mid-air, some dude came around and low-bridged me, and so my knees were pretty much at the dude's shoulder, and I toppled over and fractured my wrist, which still sort of hurts to this day (maybe I should have left the game or got surgery or something).

    It also effected my weight lifting for football, which didn't make the football coaches too happy.

  • oh, and the worst part of that play? They called charging ON ME! fuck.

  • I'm 42 and falling apart like...something that falls apart. Played 3 years of HS ball, 4 years of college (technically 5, but I had a medical redshirt), but only screwed up knees and ankles (and fingers, too, I guess) playing football. Tore a tendon in one knee playing volleyball, too. Wrecked my shoulder pole vaulting. So those body parts I have good explanations why they are so screwed up.

    My lumbar spine & neck falling apart after I turned 30, I have no fucking clue.

    Time is a fucking bitch.

    And it sucks royally to have some sort of immunity to narcotics. I take 'em, and they barely touch my pain. Of course, that means I'll never get addicted, but damn...

    Sam Adams Double Bock does wonders for my knees, though.

  • Anti-inflammatories, brah. mefamenic acid.

  • Most sports require your body to do things, repeatedly, that the body or certain parts of it, were never designed to do. When your do so, sooner or later the body exacts a price. That price is called "Pain."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Or more precisely, "Chronic Pain".

  • I'm 26 and feel lingering injuries at times. I skateboarded all through early adolescence and am reaping the benefits now. I broke an ankle while running one time (pothole) and it's never been the same.

    I've also played keeper for about 3 years and broke ribs on a bit of a cheap shot from a forward. They don't act up anymore, but those sons of bitches took forever to heal.

  • FYI these are awesome! What ever happened to the days of short shorts and rampant shirtlessness? Fyi my fav is the guy in a belly shirt? "Do i have to wear this half top Grandpa?" "You do if you dont want another black eye"

  • There's something disturbing about those people but I can't put my finger on it...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Haha. I like the dad who's not wearing a shirt and holding a birefcase. Too busy for a shirt son, this is a woking vacation.

  • people are strange ... when-you're a stranger ....

  • Sooooooo. Romo got 6 yrs and $108 mil. Cutler is going to get stupid money if Emery doesn't extend his deal now.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Say goodbye to Peanut, Pepp, Briggs now boys...Cutler is better and younger than Romo.

    I hate when stupid clubs give absurd contracts, makes it harder for good ones to keep a roster.

  • Just wait until you see what Rodgers deal looks like. It will be sickening.

  • I've heard he wants $20-25M/yr. If you combine that with at least $10M+/yr with Matthews and then 6-10M/yr for Raji, then paying Cobb what he's due in 2 years, the Pack are gonna be tight against the cap each year.

    OT, If Jays agent pointed to the Romo contract and asked for similar, I'd laugh in his face and show him the door.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Making McCown the Chicago Bears QB. Sound familiar?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Just read the Bears were talking about re-signing Cutler for 15 mil/yr before they fired Lovie and hired Trestman. Who knows?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I guess I would just have to accept that the QB will be overpaid. When you consider that Pep will be gone in a year or two then that'll free up a big chunk to pay Jay with, so that's not the end of the world.

    I still hope that the Pack pay Rodgers $25M though.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    It will be interesting to see how they make it work if they keep Cutler. I think Pep about 1-2 mil more each year for the last 2 years. If Cutler plays well this year and they re-sign him, 15 mil/year is about right.

    Rodgers should be the highest paid and he doesn't strike me as the type to take less. He's been a bargain for the Pack for years. Time to pay up.

  • Josh McCown signed. Whatever.

  • In reply to Shady:

    With improvements so far on the O side and assuming a decent scheme in place so the QB won't have to pull rabbits out of his hat to get things done, I'm OK with McCown as the #2. Once he got his sea legs back, he didn't do so bad with what he had to work with...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    That has been the problem with the Bears offense, whenever you're evaluating QB play in Chicago there's always the disclaimer: with what he had to work with.

    Not that Cleveland is any better than Chicago at evaluating QBs, but how do you evaluate Jason Campbell's tenure as a Chicago Bear? You can't. Things were that bad the Browns probably had to throw out last year's tape and look at Campbell in Oakland where he wasn't constantly running for his life.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Seneca Wallace is available, the Browns threw him overboard for Campbell.

    Wallace is a mobile guy.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah, that's what I said about 2 hours ago before the Bears announced a deal with McCown.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to Shady:

    Josh can get us a win or 2 if Cutty goes down. I can only think of 1 or 2 backups that ever came in and led their team to a superbowl playing multiple games.

    In the NFL, if your QB goes down you're not going to the big dance.

  • I"m going with McCown/Blanchard. Whenever you guys talk up the son of god, all you talk about is the upside. The downside is tremendous. Inaccurate doesn't begin to describe his throwing style. Also, you automatically start the QB controversy. Not to mention the media and his flock will make life not worth living for the rest of the Bears fans. He sucks moose wang. The only reason he had any success in Denver was due to his relentless style of running combined with the thin air. It killed defenses. I'm pretty sure Soldier Field is not more than 500 ft above sea level.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Western shore of Lake Michigan is 579 feet above sea level.

    (How do I know that? It's part of a homework assignment I give my classes. I'd make my students sing "Bear Down, Chicago Bears" if I could get away with it.)

  • Ah, but most of downtown Chicago is NOT 579 feet above sea level so when barges smash holes in this things, BAD things happen.

  • I'm pretty sure the 79 extra feet aren't going to help the son of god wear out opposing defenses.

  • I wasn't too impressed with Campbell anyway so McCown can't to do much worse.

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    I wasn't much impressed last year with Campbell either. But, even though he only won half his games, I was impressed with Campbell at DC and Oakland.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    We would have gotten smoked by the Forty whiners if Cutler started. Our OL was a turnstile that game. It spelled the end for Rachal with the team and the end for Carimi at RT. Both were horrid that game. We were actually lucky Cutler missed that game or he likely would have suffered another concussion.

    Not sure why there is any love for Carimi on this blog. I don't dislike him but he was horrid at 2 positions last year. Unless he was injured (very possible), he looks like he will be lucky to make the team.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I agree. He looked bad at OG and worst at RT.

    Maybe it's because he only played LT in college or that knee inj? (Plus scheme).

    I think we're all cautiously optimistic about him, but I'm very glad we added another Slauson in FA because if Carimi does tank, then Slauson and Brown (or a draft prospect) can hold the fort, while Webb/Scott start at RT.

  • I just don't get it.

    Why the FUCK couldn't the guys at the alamo just win man? Why?

    Common you guys. Who the fuck would do well behind that line last year? I mean how do you say he sucked?

    He did great at managing the game when he got thrown in the first game. Little dinks and dunks till he got more confident then he made some passes downfield.

    Pissed he bailed, but have no idea what kind of deal he got.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    From the link at the bottom:

    The cost of taking a chance on Jason Campbell is now known. Many outlets have reported that the Browns’ two-year deal with Campbell is worth $3.75 million. According to Sportrac, the deal is for $1.5 million in 2013 and $2.25 million in 2014.

    Far be it for me to call millions of dollars a “cheap deal,” but that’s exactly what this is. Campbell’s previous deal with the Chicago Bears was for one year and $3.5 million. He made $3.1 million in 2010 and $4.5 million in 2011. The Bears reportedly wanted Campbell back and he is rumored to have left a bit of cash on the table in order to choose the Browns and a chance to unseat the current #1 quarterback.

    No juicy contract details to break down here like we’ve had an opportunity to do with other Joe Banner deals thus far. Campbell is a guy who needed an opportunity and the Browns presumably told him he’d have a chance to compete for the job. If he wins the job and plays well, it will be an amazingly efficient signing for the Browns at two years and $3.75 million.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    That's exactly it, Tobi. Campbell wanted a chance to start, so he went to the Browns. Can't fault a man for that. A lot of people were surprised he even joined the Bears last year, since he was the best QB in FA. He could have easily started in Arizona. Oh well.

    I didn't see that much of a difference between Campbell and McCown to be honest, not enough for the money Campbell wanted.

    Besides, McCown is a Cutler Whisperer, to there's an added bonus.

  • Ha, I like that - Cutler Whisperer. According to Adam Oestmann over at the Bears Huddle, Cutler was pissed and bitched to Emery when they cut McCown last year:

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    That is kind of a weird quote from Cutty. Why? Did McCown help Jay more in the video room than J Bates? That would explain some things...

  • Just for the hell of it, thought I'd stir the Tebow pot one more time before I hit the hay:

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    When Rodman was a Bull, he ran a club downtown near the Rock N Roll Mickey Ds. From what I understood, it was a debaucherous hellhole filled with the nastiest skanks the south side of Chicago would provide. Rodman could sometimes be seen heading down the street with his entourage, his pimp hat and fur coat on, gold rings on every finger, two ho' bags on each arm.

    I could totally see Tebow going the same way.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Once Tim starts down that slippery slope, the Rapture will not be far off. Biblical quote tattoos will be the tell...

  • In reply to tobijohn:


    Bang! Bang! both of you.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Would Tebow endorse the N.Korea regime as well?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    I could see that fat pud Kim Jong Illin coin the Tebow.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "My bitch betta have mah money .... not half ... not some ... but ALLL my cash ...."


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    In reply to tobijohn:

    O-Line, O-Line, O-llne. The QBR that values QB play in this game is a very good measure of winning performance. As noted in the article, t has a higher correlation than winning the turnover battle. What it does not factor in, is the better your OL, the higher your QBR.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    That's an April Fool's post, right? The author is making fun of TotalQBR by ESPN??? Because if not, he's an idiot.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Article is dated 01/01/2013...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Well then, nice parody.

  • Earlier posts talking about various aches and pains, well I am in the 40 age group and played in a Rugby tournament yesterday, had a blast. I played serious club level until early 30s. Got to stay active lads. Guinness and Bushmills works better for me than ibuprofen. My brain does hurt this morning....

  • What position did you play? That can play a big part on the kind of injury you pick up.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    That was directed to Guinness obviously....not the first time I've spoken to Guinness I might add.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    probably loose head or hooker.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Played Flanker. Early college days second row, which sucks. No way prop or hooker, except in 7's. Ever see video of Ngata of Ravens running over people when he played Rugby? Imagine trying to tackle him, esp no pads.

  • In reply to Guinness Please:

    I know the positions well Guinn. My bro was a team capt'n at UCLA for 3 years. They coach always asked me to play when I came and visited from up north. I was like uhhhhh, no thanks.

    My bro played loose head. You're all a bunch of fucking animals as far as i'm concerned.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, and when I go home I watch tons of ruggers with my dad and uncle. along with cricket (fucking SNOOOOOOOORE!)

  • Sweet 16... of Madden

  • I was speaking with some guys from the official movers of the Bears.

    They are really busy. Everybody is moving everywhere.

    Trestman owns a home in North Carolina, and is not buying here in Chicago. Just picking up a two year rental on a condo.

    Not sure what to make of that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    it's smart. There is nothing intelligent about buying a place if you don't know where you'll be in 5 years or are almost guaranteed that you won't be in the same city you currently are in.

    Here's a quote you've never heard in the papers:

    Ogunleye cashes in on sale of condo.
    Zambrano comes out on top in sale of Chicago home.
    Devin Hester hits two out of three in sales of his Gurnee properties.

    These fucking guys take baths on every property they buy because they :
    1. never buy a value property and fix it up for "cost"
    2. never thing about what happens WHEN they have to move from the city.
    3. overpay for everything ever.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Win two Lombardis and then see how it goes ...

  • btw, my buddy bought me a belated bday present... 50 years of bond... all fucking 50 of em!

    Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sweet... that's a good buddy, MB. Keep that one.

  • 1st round: Fix the Oline!!
    2nd rouund: Pick E.J. Manuel/Tyler Wilson/Matt Barkley

  • In reply to Scala:

    2nd round: Fix the OLine
    4th round: Fix the OLine

  • In reply to SC Dave:


    Nothing else. A fucking QB in rd 2!?!?!?!?! WTF!??!

    People don't learn man, I just don't get it.

  • me out here...Am I correct that as of April 1st Our players and coaches can discuss the season? and the plays etc... because we have a first year coach..I know most can't talk until after the draft. But I believe I saw that because M.T. is a first year coach we can start to establish the season.



    E-Train.."METHODICAL" inhis process...

  • I typed 'Packer Fan' into Google Nose, but it just kept redirecting me to "horse manure". Viva la accuracy!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    tee hee hee

  • Hope you guys had a nice easter:

    God she's a fat cow...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Holy. Fucking. Shit.... Big Bird tweeted that we just picked up Mike "dog killer" vick!!!

    WTF Emery?!?!??!!!?!?!??!?!?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Well there's the option quarterback. Trestman could run the option 6-8 times a game until Vick's brains are mush and let Cutty play big boy football.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    lol, i think MB is fucking with us.

  • Damn. How many blog points does that cost me? Gullible fool.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    none, your legendary handle and penis size negates common (-1) penalties.

  • You'll not get me twice in one day.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i really need coffee. I just got your post. Happy April Fools Day to you sir.

  • semi-colon, right (close) parenthesis

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, I knew we could count on someone :

    BAbivaJr 2 hours ago
    She ugly!!! No Ass, & her titties ain't even that big, thank the push up bra for making it seem big tho... Kate Upton probably got slammed by all the MLB players she made commercials with...HOE!!!

  • That person should be hunted down by back-tracing his IP address and then should be unceremoniously put down like a lame horse by a jaded old farmer without any emotion or care about the loss – ‘it’s just an animal’ he says as he walks away from the dead horse.

    Obviously this guy is a genetic malformation. SMH.

    She is so incredibly hot it’s not even funny yonny. She may not actually be sexy when you meet her, but I seriously doubt that.

  • Pacman110298 12 hours ago
    Jesus isn't the only thing that has risen

    Hahahaha... and also:

    Jacob Patrick 8 hours ago
    I find this video easy to masturbate to

  • Interesting DL development/Cheap Depth in case they don't bring back Okoye?:

    C.J. Mosley - DL - Free Agent Jaguars released DT C.J. Mosley.
    The move frees up $2.475 million in salary, but saves less than $500,000 versus the salary cap. Mosley was cut because the new Jaguars regime isn't high on his scheme fit under Gus Bradley; he wasn't a salary cap casualty. Mosley, 29, racked up 45 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season, playing for Mel Tucker. Tucker is now the defensive coordinator in Chicago.



    Know what fear smells like gents?

    ...ask the packers org. Their lovie reign is over... bitches!

  • alright, so what do you guys think?

    I give her a 6.5. NOT impressed. Kinda thick and not that hot.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    she's like a little bouncy gymnast. I find her cute and would love to have her bounce on me while I put forth no effort whatsoever.

    bouncy. i love that word now. bouncy. bouncy. bouncy.

  • Here's a follow up for you yonny.

    Think the wife will let you apply?

    My god i love boobies. seriously.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • I can't bring myself to look at the Louisville broken leg replay. I heard it's crazy Walking Dead gory (fuck I hate Zombies), bone breaks through and blood goes everywhere.

    I'm just too squeemy. I can't even watch Knox get his back broken and there's no blood.

    I get nauseous watching Jack Tatum hit Darryl Stingley.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I am with you GP, but not cause I am squeemish. I can't because it's the exact same injury I got on the FB field… but mine came from our nose tackle flying into my leg at full run, not from... jumping. pussy.

    I just can't watch it. Makes my titanium rod hurt.

    I almost sent him a note to tell him if he rehabs HARD, he'll be ok. But he will lose speed and some jumps. Poor kid. It’s a painful road back.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    2nd best quote of 2013:

    "......I can't even watch Knox get his back broken..."

  • I do, however, love this paper:

    Thesis: Zombies are not dead, therefore if we cannot count on death and taxes we must update the Estate Tax to include special provisions for the undead.

    Indeed, the loss of the tax revenue could exacerbate the zombie apocalypse fiscally, cutting off tax revenue that police and national guard would need access to, to help quarantine the contagion.


    scroll down and check out the size of the left tackle for the Raiders. Holy Shit he's a fucking superhero.

  • jesus. funny, I was going to find a hulk pic.

    Man, HGH and roids do wonders don't they? scary.

  • where the fuck is everyone today? This thing on?


    We should have tweeted out rednecks cheap ass shot on LL and said, play clean you dirty clowns.

  • And the Raidahs continue to bleed draft picks trying to find a starting QB.

    Matt Flynn this time? Guy gets shopped around like he has something contagious.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    well well well... look who the cat dragged in!

    Wait, who are you again?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dumb trades will always get my attention.
    Has anyone brought up the Fair Tax this offseason yet?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I just brought up the Zombie Tax.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    A difference without distinction is no difference.

    Whaddup, gpl?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    don't know about any differences, but...

    44 - 6 - 34

    Bang! Bang!

  • I decided that i'm getting Sunday Ticket or whatever the equivalent for Comcast is. I want to watch more San Fran and Seattle games. I have a feeling that those two quarterbacks are going to be in for a rude awakening this year, especially Wilson.

    Seattle was so fucking close to going 9-7 this past year and all of the slobbery BJ love they got from everyone is on the same level as the dismissal of how close the Bears came to going 12-4.

    Season please start soon. Can't take this baseball shit.

  • There is no Cable equivalent, not in the good ole USA. The NFL signed a multi-billion dollar exclusivity deal with DirecTV.

  • MikeV told me there's a way to get it over the internet as he had it last season. It's not publicized but it is available. he was going to send me some info as we got closer to the beginning of this season...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    i can't watch a game on a feed. I either have to be in front of a flat screen, at the game itself or at a bar with huge flatscreens and hookers, posing as waitresses, posing as chicks that want to bang me but in reality just want to give me my buffalo wings and my 8 beers and hope I over tip..

  • New thread for real but I'm pretty sure you can input into your TV and still get a decent picture. Most graphics cards and laptop these days now come with the HDMI port...

  • New thread.

  • In reply to Shady:

    hee hee... hee hee.

    So simple, so effective. Thanks Jimmy! This POS is good for something.

    Well done!

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to Shady:

    that was seriously good maings. Very impressive.

    I'll give you the pleasure... cause you deserve it with that one.

    I was furiously reloading my browser over and over cursing Jimmy's life and this POS website for not working. "Show me the new thread you piece of SHIT!!!!!!!"


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hahhaha yesssss

    My prank earlier today backfired so I had to make up for it.

    I tied down the trigger on the kitchen sink spray hose with a rubber band, the idea being my roommates would flip on the facuet and get sprayed TO THE FACE. Unfortunately they didn't use the kitchen sink today and by the time I got home I forgot about my little april fools joke and ended up spraying myself. #Karma

  • In reply to Shady:

    While we're all waiting for something new here, Adam Oestmann put up a decent read:

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    you know it's getting bad when we have to import blog posts into this blog post to read a new blog post.

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