Eight Valid Questions to Ask as Training Camp Opens

Eight Valid Questions to Ask as Training Camp Opens

Training camp begins at 9 AM this morning. Here is a list of questions a Bears fan might be asking as the 2013 campaign begins. (The questions are easy. The answers will be far harder to come by.)

  1. Will Jon Bostic or Khaseem Greene work their way into the starting lineup at linebacker or will the one-year veterans hold serve at the position?
  2. Will Devin Hester display the cheetah-beatah burst he's been personally lauding to anyone who'll listen?
  3. Will the new marriage of Trestman and Cutler be one without contentious on-field moments?
  4. Will there be a real battle at right tackle between Jonathan Scott and J'Marcus Webb? Will Webb's demotion to the right side motivate him to stay out of the McDonald's drive-thru and use his abilities to be a successful offensive lineman?
  5. Will Bears defenders adapt to the play calls coming from Mel Tucker and the in-huddle calls coming from Lance Briggs? There has been a leadership change at the top of the organization but there's been just as significant a change in the defensive huddle.
  6. Will Brandon Hardin stay healthy and challenge the Wright/Conte combination for playing time?
  7. Will Jordan Mills, Cornelius Washington or Marquess Wilson become the player the beats start Tweeting about as "one to watch"? (James Brown was this guy last year.)
  8. The only question that matters. Will everyone stay healthy?

Let's be honest, I only care about #8. What am I missing? You add more.

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  • Ha! First repost from last thread.

    I meant to post this a few weeks back but I forgot. Some of you guys might get a kick out of this.

    I love talking to older guys, some of them have so much life experience to share. I ran into a guy that was in his 70's and we somehow started talking about how women can sometimes be merciless. Anyways, this guy starts telling me about a women he gave 14 years of his life to and that when he met her he had a house and 5 cars and that when she got done with him, all he had left was a bicycle. He said, "She broke my heart and I loved her so much that I would have beat my chest in with a hammer for her". He said, " I ran into her at a funeral the other day and she had swolled up as big as a house and when I saw her, it made me glad I was able to get away."

    He said he still has the bicycle that sits in the corner of his living room and that he wouldn't sell it for any amount of money because it reminds him of how he was able to recover from the beating he took.

    Yes gent's, is seems time and a few too many cookies can heal a lot of wounds. lol.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    My ex was about the opposite. She put on 85 lbs while we were married. When the marriage was going well it didn't matter that much. Once things went South the extra 85 lbs were one more huge brick on the load. I always tell guys who are married to chubby girls not to tell them they will always love them no matter what size they are. It's like a free pass to be Big Bertha. Not to mention, it's not exactly an aphrodisiac when they are literally bursting their buttons.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    85 pounds gets you from this:
    http://tinyurl.com/3z7aobl

    at the altar, to this:

    http://tinyurl.com/lfqro9m

    in the kitchen.

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    In reply to gpldan:

    That's not the same women is it?

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    ho hos kill mike.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    One has to take the Johnny Sacrimoni attitude to heavier women. Love 'em or leave em.

    The Billionaire owner/President of my college/uni told me that beautiful women are scorpions ... that have stinky assholes like everyone else. A real charmer.

    Jefe - all good questions. I would only add :

    9. Will Roberto Garza somehow magically get two new knees, stop false starting his own snaps and manage to actually block anyone this year?

    10. If the answer to #9 is NO ... then what? Have you seen Taylor Boggs' face ? (similarly, Matt Slauson's face makes me worry also)

    11. Will Terence Tolliver have to make way for Wilson just because we just drafted the guy?

    Mostly I'm worried about the middle of our O-line. We look to have decent LBs, serviceable safeties, a good choice of receivers, a studly TE and some sense-talking coaches finally.

    I'm pumped about every position other than our center. There may be a problem there, and there's no Plan B. If Schwenke was on the roster I'd be thinking Lombardi .... if he shores up the position for ten years, is that not worth a second round pick. If we're playing to win now, then we didn't need to draft Long/Bostic - we needed a center. With Garza, there may be another 10-6 season with no playoffs.

  • Garza's replacement will be drafted in the second or third round next year. He's a leader on the O-line, but Kyle Long and Bushrod will take that role in the next couple of years. Once that happens, he will be expendable.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I have a couple things I will never get rid of, to keep the memory of my divorce at the ready.

    I got married at 27, divorced at 37, in 2006. In 2008, when the economy tipped over I was in the interesting vantage point of being done with my issues but seeing the WORST fucking shit I had ever seen. People throwing each other overboard as the ship sank. That blond lawyer who has a CN blog, the one who got her rack photos in Playboy and tells people that life is too short - get a divorce - she must have been rolling in dough. At my company there were some really, really, brutal stories. I was glad to have gotten out when I did.

    I have a girlfriend now, somebody I've been with for awhile. But I won't get married again, and when she threatened to walk - I let her walk. We ended up reconciling and she knows I won't break on this (or any, really) issue that I've stated is how it is.

    So, yea verily the Pastor has given us today's sermon, which is: Bitches Be Crazy.

    Now go with the Lord - and a good divorce attorney - and prosper in God's wilderness.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I was almost there GP. Two things held the whole thing together (our kids), and after the storm, everything got better. It was a miracle.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Great story trac.

    I'm where he was at the beginning. I know it will all workout for me because I'm the only one being kind and reasonable and logical about everything so I can go to bed every night and sleep soundly. Being there for my kids is all that matters to, I couldn't give a smaller fuck if I was a midget about anything and everything else.

    And GP is 100% right... bitches is definitely crazy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Amen brother!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Kids mang, kids. I co-habit with a female I have NOTHING in common with and who doesn't even like me ... just because we have two beautiful little twin daughters. As long as they're okay ....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Can someone explain to me the point of being married ... if you're a man?

    For me, marriage is all about women getting the big ticket.

  • To raise upright, healthy and balanced Chillens. On the flip side, one sad negative about divorce is that it jades the little ones. In my case, both my wife and I had to grow up to get past our issues. This is hard to do but with God, all things are possible. Ha! Believe!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP - there's always a prenup.

    I see people do horrible terrible things in divorce court that make me lose faith in the basic decency of humanity. And those are the lawyers...

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I had a pre-nup for my current marriage. It was an unpleasant conversation at the time but you gotta do what you gotta do.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Sometimes it works, folks. The wife & I have had 5 GREAT years together.

    Of course, we've been married for over 30.

    (Rimshot).

    Seriously, 30+ years together here and I'd do it all over again.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    nice

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Good for you Al ( I liked the joke too). I'm always a little perplexed by guys who bitch about their wives 24/7, are always flirting around and never change their marital status. Either commit or bail out. Why half-ass it all the time?

  • #9 - Will Da Bears win Da Super Bowl? You betcha!

  • I have only one real training camp question. What will the OL be like this year? If it's good, we're going places, if not, we're not. Simple as that.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I get really tired on pundits saying offensive lines need one or two years to really gel and come together as units. THe guys who say it are asswipes like Bradshaw and older pundits from a bygone era.

    This is the brutal free agency era. In the workplace and in the NFL. You show up, you get a limited contract - and you perform or you fuck off. And the end result is - it's not possible anymore to see 5 guys lined up in an OL that stay the same for 2-3 seasons in a row anymore. I'm pretty god damn sure that the Rams expect bigboy play from Jake Long. Not after a year when he gets to know the guys - like, now.

    So this year, we're looking at:

    Bushrod-Brown-Garza-Clauson-Scott

    Minus the ancient warrior in the middle that don't look too familiar. I expect Long to work his way into Brown's spot by mid-season and Webb to step into Scott's spot or generally play some swing.

    And they need to be good, right from the get-go. I may head downstate this weekend and see what it looks like, I don't know yet. I want to hear how camp is going today from the Biggsy's. I will bring Brad an Italian Beef sandwich with extra gardinia if I go.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    bingo!

    And please don't we don't want to see this on the front page of the trib: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJZPzQESq_0

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And please don't, we don't

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    In reply to gpldan:

    I now most of the guys on this blog hate the thought of Webb, but I'm saying he beats out Scott and gets the job done well.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Why?

    Cott and Brown have been making people take notice. People have only ever noticed Webb for getting beaten like an Eighties Packer wife on Sunday evening.

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    Some sources grade him much better than the general consensus on this site. Scott was only so-so and only looked that way because Carimi was terrible. I think Webb still has an upside. If Scott raises his game because Webb is pushing him, that's a huge bonus. But I don't think Webb is just going to go away.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Totally agree about the 2-3 years together hooey.

    Hope Brad doesn't soil your shirt!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's the line I like GP (other than the guy in the middle, but whatcha gonna do?)

    It amy morph into :

    Bushrod - Long - Slauson - Brown - Scott

    At this point, Garza and Webb should be backups only.

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    Long needs to get comfortable on one side or the other. He's already got too much coming at him.

  • First of all, that picture of Bostic is fucking awesome. Now, on to your questions eight...

    1. No. I would be shocked if Bostic or Greene beat out either vet for a starting job. But I do expect the rooks to excel at special teams.

    2. Yes, of course. Every camp Devin Hester puts on a display, especially when he was playing WR. But that camp performance never translated to the regular season.

    3. No. I don't see how Jay can walk off the field and ignore his coaches when things go wrong this time. He's going to have to work with Trestman during games, especially this first year in this system.

    4. Yes. Chrome won't let his lineman loaf. Whoever works the hardest and plays best will win the job. Personally, I think JWebb belongs at McDonalds more than he belongs in the NFL. I'm done with him.

    5. Yes. Players can adapt to just about anyone calling the plays. The question will be can Lance Briggs get guys lined up and can he rally the troops when the going gets tough as well as Urlacher did for so many years. Here's his opportunity to step out of 54's shadow and make this HIS defense.

    6. Hardin will be given every opportunity to beat out Steltz for a roster spot, not Conte/Wright for a starting spot.

    7. No. Zach Bowman will win this year's annual Mike Haas award for camp HOFer.

    8. No. Every year there are casualties in camp, let's just hope that when it does happen it isn't season or career ending.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady...+100

    ......couldn't say it any better than what you did brah!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    C'caw! C'caw!

  • http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/07/49ers-cb-tarrell-brown-missed-out-on-2-million-dollars/

  • Hey MB - remember her?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ9LS7SHCjc

    Well I bring you Skins fan in the same vein:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75JuUck-h3M

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..first day of camp and already laughing my arse off..because of the sparkles on my fingers...hahahahahaha

    and as for the second vid...why would you want a foreskin to give you an autograph...I didn't know foreskins could even write...is that even physically possible? I mean it's just skin right?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreskin

    it doesn't have an ooposable thumb to write...correct?

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    ooooohhhhhhhh...see said Redskin..sorry for my comments...hee hee

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP, how, my man, could I ever forget. In fact, some chick hit me up on match the other day and through a couple emails found out she's a diehard packer fan. Guess what link to which video I sent her. (hee hee)

    What the fuck is wrong with people. Bitches is craaaazy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you're a match guy, eh? you ever try OKCupid? that was the one i had the most success with. in fact, i'm in the process of ring shopping for my okcupid girl. just don't tell her. it's a surprise.

    but seriously - how fun is online dating? you just sit at your computer and go shopping for girls. there are some real shitting things about life in 2013, but online dating is not one of them =]

  • In reply to evantonio:

    both.

    They're both good my man.

    Boo Yah!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Raise your hand if you want to see MB's online profile.

    (looks around room)

    Mb - come on, maing. Give us a URL.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hahahahahahahaha...

    Fuuuuuuuck no.

    But if you send me a pic of your tits I'll send you a pic of my semi-erect phallus.

    (I was kidding shady... NEVER send pictures of your penis to strangers, lest you end up like Brett Farvaarraaahaahhhhhh)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So.. all I have to do is go to either one of these websites, search for someone who lives in San Diego that's a Bears fan, and have one of the regulars that actually know what you look like, verify it.

    I'll be back in a few days!

  • Just type in "Maings" + "Jesse the Body Ventura" in the search filters, and that's MB.

    Bhwahah

  • ok ok, fine.

    here you go erik. Here's a recent pic of me: http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/6/2/0/5/6/webimg/546672320_o.jpg

  • 4ever85, I was thinking of typing in "Kate Upton's future hubby" or "Major Wright's long distant cousin"

  • LONG distance indeed Erik.

  • Go to it Artoo, and may the force be with you.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I imagine this is how it goes.

    http://tosh.comedycentral.com/video-clips/7qic7l/looking-for-a-girlfriend

  • In reply to evantonio:

    What!? Blasphemous! Check out dating 80s style!

    http://youtu.be/GWr48syTQ78

  • i don't deny the merits, but you couldn't go hunting for tail while sitting at your work desk in 1984.

  • can anyone see the silver lining that seems to be shinning more and more..anyone?

    I think E-Train is a pragmatic, methodical, militant genius...think of it this way boyz...no contract extensions, one year deals to high heaven and last but not least either you buy in or your out....simple.

    The ringing that I keep hearing..
    1.Gould..I'm going to bust my ass and you're going to pay me double next year
    2. Hester..Confident..ready to cash in!!
    3.Wright..buy in to it and will see at the end of the year...

    Revenge,Vengeance, and Anger are great motivators and E-Train maybe the lighting Rod that gets them all to play their "A" Game so they say "I'll show him"...what a way to get them all on the same page and get "pissed off"........ all the way to the SB....

    Remember "Steel sharpens Steel"

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Ahem, Iron sharpens Iron. hee, hee.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    damn you Trac...damn you....hahahahahahahahahahaha

  • It's a game of inches.

    http://tinyurl.com/kxaa7hg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLGy8FkDe_Q

  • In reply to gpldan:

    bitches is craaazy

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    be. bitches be crazy.

    if you're going to speak the king's english, please do so properly.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    sorry ev.

    Bitchez iz craayzee

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    spring break forever bitches

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrB0rh1ZhCA

  • Bellicheat in practice has had Tebow line up in the slot as a pass catching TE. The fun never stops there. Bill will probably find a way to make use of the Pats cheerleaders in given down and distance situations or as deep safeties.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    let's just hope tebow doesn't end up killin a fool.

  • 1. Maybe, if there are injuries. Bostic is a badass... see exhibit a above
    2. Speed doesn't matter. Is the vajayjay willing to not be a coward on the field is all that matters for him. If he's still a vajayjay cut his ass on the spot.
    3. Yes. Too much respect and skill... trestman is no tice.
    4. Webb is dogshit, let's hope scott steps up
    5. Who the fuck is brandon hardin!?!?! Oh, you mean the guy who hasn't played a down of real football in 4 years now. Yeah totally... you should bank on that dude. SMMFHVVV
    6. Washington gets my vote. 6'4" 265, 4.5 40, 38" vert, and 36 @ 225. Whatever happens, he's a freak of an athlete
    7. No. Impossible.

  • Bear walks into a bar...

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/07/26/dnt-co-bear-walks-into-bar.kcnc.html

    ...no really.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ha! I've been to Lonigan's. It's in downtown Estes Park. Funny.

  • This is all I got to say about that pic.

    http://youtu.be/uE96VAc_RgQ

  • So before I click, I'm going to throw out a hypothesis for you $.

    I think... I fucking rick rolled you AGAIN last threat even though you didn't want to give me the satisfaction, and this is a blatant and too thinly veiled an attempt at revenge.

    Too soon $, hasn't anyone ever told you that revenge is a dish best served cold?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    thread

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    damn, thought I was being so cleaver.

    the thief is always paranoid of being robbed I guess.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hahaha...I didnt' get rolled last thread by. I always give proper credit for a roll.

    Jeff's letting out all his Bear jizz he's been storing for the last 3 months, and it's getting hard keeping up with you mofos.

  • That has to be the nastiest thing I have read on this blog.

    And that's saying something lol

  • here's something to make up for it Erik.

    You're welcome

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL78eVVW9_M

  • Jeff's next post is "Skeet Skeet"...
    Followed by training camp pictures of Kyle Long pancaking somebody.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Dave Chappelle. How I can't forget thee.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The nastiest thing on the blog of all time is when Da Coach explained to us what a Dirty Dragon is.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    where is that dirty motherfucker!?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Dirty+Dragon

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Dirty+Dragon

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    Time to come out of football hibernation. I love the chatter on this blog. Guys here know there stuff. So I'm going to put my predictions out there

    - Webb beats out Scott convincingly
    - Long starts by week 8
    - Chicken Dinner draws rave reviews in camp and in pre-season - follows it up with a big improvement this year.
    - Joe Andersen makes the team
    - One of the two rookie LBs will start this year
    - CB turns into a weakness
    - LB play goes from good (last year) to great.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    big mike in the house. Why y'all actin spicious of the CB's?

  • Ha HA!

    bang! bang!

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    Depth at CB scares me. Fate, regression to the mean. Haven't felt this good about the Bears in a while. I love that outsiders are playing us down. I never bet on the Bears. But I've placed bets on making playoffs, winning north, NFC championship and Super Bowl. The odds are way to high. They have the Bears clumped in the third tier of prospects at 28-1. 16 to 1 to get to the super bowl 7-2 to win the North and 1.65:1 to make the playoffs.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Yup, CB might get hairy this year if one of our PB corners goes down. I don't care if Peanut is losing a step, he gets the ball out.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    - I think Webb has the potential for a nice career at RT. The guy is huge, and the lower profile position will do him good.
    - If Long isn't starting week 1, he'll get plugged in after the first injury.
    - Rave reviews I agree. I just hope he put on enough bulk in the off season to get production. Peppers/Wooton/McLellin could be a nice DE rotation this year.
    - That won't be a surprise. Question is if they can both crack the lineup.
    - Doubtful. We've got a bunch of veteran depth to cover injuries and two pro-bowl starters playing in contract years.
    - Meh. I worry about our defense a lot this year. The D-line is my biggest concern, but I don't think we'll see any position be better this year than last with the possible exception of safety. I suspect that we finish somewhere in the middle of the league on D, hopefully closer to 10th than 20th.

  • I went on OKCupid (it's free) and am going to send MB links to chicks he should hook up with.

    First of all, I gotta say - any lady who makes her profile picture a shot of your POV if you were on top of her in bed, be Craayyyyzeee. Like GILFs?

    http://www.okcupid.com/profile/adriadri62?cf=regular

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hahahahaha... dude, you're cracking me up.

  • smh

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1716337-darnell-dockett-nabbed-a-pet-tiger-looking-to-add-a-monkey-if-you-hear-of-any?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial&hpt=hp_c4

  • rodgers is such a tool

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20130726/aaron-rodgers-ryan-braun/?sct=hp_t2_a1&eref=sihp

    *sniff*

  • It's apparent that Tillman, Gould and other long time Lovie holdovers are the guys that are not buying in to this system. If I have to hear one more fucking sob story from Tillman lamenting how football is a business I'm going to puke.

    Every business is a business you fuck head. There is a kid born every fucking second that is going to try to take your place whether you are the starting corner for the Bears or the head bagel maker at the corner bakery.

    Sometimes these guys really make me crazy. There are few jobs outside of CEO of Wall Street Corp. that allow you to get paid upfront for shit you haven't even done yet. I know the contracts are bullshit but no one else has this type of security.

    I year of a rookie deal is like 6 or 7 years of making six figures or like 12 years of some poor schmuck making 50k.

    Tillman, Gould, Briggs shut the fuck up and play football.

    Also, go bears!

  • ehhh... not so true. tillman probably wants one of those baseball guaranteed contracts. you know, like the one that's paid johan santana something close to 50 million dollars for throwing 8 pitches the last 2 years.

  • Why read 'em, Johnny? I don't get worked up over any of that shit.

    I think Emery is taking a huge risk just trying to be "that guy". Hopefully he's right, we have a great year and the contracts sort themselves out. If he's wrong, we're doing a total rebuild.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I respect Briggs, Tillman and Gould and the huge talent that they have. I just wish they'd stop acting like pussies. Briggs, when it comes to contracts and money, is a collossal beeyotch. Tillman is consistently whining about it "being a business, nothing surprises me anymore" and Gould is talking shit on the fucking first night of camp about charging double and leverage and other behind closed door shit.

    We're not going to total rebuild mode since we just did a huge offensive remodel. The guys on defense are the ones that know their time is numbered if the D doesn't totally kick ass this year.

  • I think the best chance for big success is if the defense doesn't HAVE to kick ass this year. For a change.

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    They spent a long time with Coach Smith. I believe they say those things out of loyalty and respect. It gets old, but embracing the future, while respecting and even honoring the past, can be hard. They'll get there.

  • Hahahahahahahaha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXTtg1O7I80

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    One of my favorite places to eat is Chicago's Beef Etc. in La Crosse. The owner used to own two Markos restaurants in the Chicago area up until about 15 years ago. It looks like a dive, but has really good food. One of my favorites is the bacon cheeseburger, with extra cheese (I live in WI). They take three long strips of bacon and deep fry for the burger. Very tasty, but not too good for you. I'm sure Brad Biggs would dig their Italian Beef and Italian Sausage, with giardiniera of course.

    Side note to Johnny. I asked the owner from above, a friend of mine, about Greek Island. He said I HAVE to go there when I'm in town. He had season Blackhawk tickets for many years, and said they went to Greek Island before almost every game. What is this goat cheese they serve on fire? Said it's really tasty. Any of you guys ever tried it?

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    It's called Saganaki (pronounced : Sogganockee)

    It's a greek cheese that is doused in brandy and lit on fire so it gets super crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle. A squeese of lemon on the top and you're good to go.

  • Heavenly! My sister used to own a condo down there. It was right across the street from Giordano's.

  • Fantasy -

    I had no internet for a day or so, and I can't see a drafted team anywhere - didn't get the required twelve right? If so, good, post your addresses and we'll do an email invite job on ESPN.

    Shiiiva shiva na-giillaaaa .....

  • "I had no internet for a day or so..."

    Did you suffer withdrawl symptoms?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I did.

  • For me, question #8 is ALWAYS question #1.

    Plus, O-Line additions notwithstanding,

    "Can the offensive line protect The Franchise?"

    would also be high on my list this season.

  • Here's a nice little piece on Woot.

    http://mmqb.si.com/2013/07/26/corey-wootton-training-camp/?sct=hp_wr_a5&eref=sihp

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    In reply to CanadaBear:

    The new MMQB is overwhelming with so much content. They need to slow down a bit. Can't read it all... (Did I just say that?)

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    That was a cool piece. I love articles like that. They give you a little insight into the guys you watch on sundays.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    "He’s bringing more discipline, more regimen to the practice schedule."

    So with Lovie there was less discipline and a poor regimen? Quelle surprise.

  • Biggsy said they lined up

    Bushrod-Clauson-Garza-Brown-Scott

    And quickly worked Long in at RG
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-chicago-bears-kyle-long-20130726,0,4512772.story

    This morning Peanut picked off Cutler to Jeffery.

  • Trestman has the O running at no more than 16 seconds from huddle break to snap. Otherwise he stops the team.

    Briggs is being coached via radio to call assignments out, something made harder by the fact the O is hurrying up.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Prefer to see no-huddle. Are they doing any of that come the real games?

  • Once again Grantland nails it. They show, using Josh Freeman, what happens to a QB in stats AND perception, when his OL breaks down.

    By the end of last season the Bucs OL was fucked over. Only one guy that was there at the start was still there. And they fell apart. And, of course, the fans and the media blamed Freeman. For not being able to adjust. Adjust to shorter times, adjust to bad down and distance situations because the run couldn't advance the ball.

    It APPEARS as all of this rests on the QB, but any real film analysis shows what really happened.

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9510979/bill-barnwell-breaks-josh-freeman-chances-having-bounce-back-year

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm not sure I really buy that. And even the writer admits.

    "If I learned anything from watching those five games, it was just how awful Freeman was with a pass rusher bearing down. While Freeman would occasionally sidestep a rusher or step up in the pocket and make a good throw, he would often panic. He would throw off his back foot. He would lob one up and hope for the best, which often was "hope this gets out of bounds so nobody intercepts it." He would even more frequently flutter a difficult-to-catch, end-over-end pass in the vague direction of a receiver, either getting his target laid out or creating an opportunity for a turnover. No quarterback is particularly effective under pressure, but with a pass rusher in the vicinity, Freeman looked like he had signed up for the wrong rec league and expected to play no-blitz flag football.

    This is fortunately a sentiment shared by somebody much smarter than me, ESPN analyst and former quarterback Ron Jaworski, who rated Freeman 21st in his quarterback power poll from this past month. We saw the same things: a quarterback who loses his accuracy under pressure, makes shortsighted decisions, and often fails to account for defenders on the field after he becomes aware of the rush, leaving him subject to interceptions by robbers and underneath defenders"

    Freeman, like Romo and a few others, CHOKES under pressure.

    Many QBs are good when there's a clean pocket, but good QBs excel when the pocket breaks down.

    That's why Culter is a franchise QB, and Campbell a 3rd stringer on the Browns.

    I have a feeling that Josh Freeman is going to be this eras Campbell. Only thing that can possibly save him is that stud HB Muscle-Hamster, much like AP can save Ponder's job (but I still think Ponder might be a smidgen better than Freeman).

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    +100 That's why Culter is a franchise QB, and Campbell a 3rd stringer on the Browns.

  • Not drinking the Cutler kool-aid yet. As I've said many times before, I hope I'm wrong, but Cutler is NOT what anyone outside of Bears fans would call a "franchise quarterback". Not *yet*.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I beg to differ, SC.

    I'm not arguing that Cutler is "elite." That word is only given out to guys who have won a SB in my book, and even then it's conditional (Trent Dilfer).

    But Josh Freeman doesn't have an arm like Cutler, seems less football savvy, is not as mobile, and rattles.

    Let's say both Freeman and Cutler have down years and both are FAs next year. I can almost guarantee that Cutler will get picked up day one and given the starting job somewhere (prob the Browns), while Josh Freeman, like the article argued correctly, might end up as a career back-up from then on.

    That's why I think Cutler IS a Franchise QB.

    HOWEVER, not all franchise QBs win SBs, and obviously some are better than others (I'd take Cutler over Stafford or Romo any day of the week).

  • Cutler's good enough to win a SB but who knows if he can. I laugh every year when there are all these articles about this is the year for Cowboys/Lions. Every year they suck or have a miracle year every decade.

    Freeman reminds me of the Sex Cannon. No pressure and he will light you up. Put some pressure on them and they fold up like a wet taco.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    His 100+ rating in fourth quarters would suggest he's not a choker.
    Remember, the biggest post-season choker is Peyton Manning .... he might have a SB MVP, but he SUCKED in that game.

    Freeman is a taller Sanchez.

  • Never said anyone was a choker. I'm guessing you're referring to Stafford. Whenever the Bears put a lot of pressure on Stafford, it doesn't end well for the Kitties. He's got great stats, other than the most important one, W/L's. Would you take Stafford or Romo over Cutler? I wouldn't. Esp at their salary levels.

  • To be fair to Jay, there are not many guys I would call "franchise QBs". When I look around the league, the only obvious ones are Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, probably Tom Brady, and perhaps Eli Manning.

    Peyton is obvious. He gets injured, and a Colts team that likely would have been 11-5 or better finishes 2-14 (yeah, maybe they tanked a couple of games, but they flat sucked without him). So he goes over to Denver and *in his first year in a new system* has his offense rated #2 in the NFL.

    Aaron is also obvious. As Bears fans, we know what he means to that team. I severely doubt the Fudge would have had a winning record even once in the past four years without him - despite suffering the most sacks in the NFL for half of those seasons. Granted, he has had the benefit of a consistent system, but also no running game and a mediocre (at best) line. There are plenty enough excuses for him but his performance does not require anyone to cite them.

    To me, Brady is more a product of the overall quality of the Patriots, but I don't mean to take anything away from him. His play is very, very, high level. I just can't rank him with the aforementioned - perhaps primarily because I hate New England.

    Eli figures out how to win the big games. That alone leads me to consider him for the "franchise" title.

    Of the rest, I'd have to say the closest in Drew Brees. Hopefully, by the end of this season, I'll put Cutler at this level with Brees.

    Flacco? Rapeburger? Ryan? Stafford? They're just kidding about those guys, right?

    The guy that's looks most likely to be next to make the tip-top level is Andrew Luck. That kid is good. If he does, fuck Indy for getting two in a row. We've been waiting 90 years for one.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    You've got Eli over Drew Brees??? Really? Eli Manning? Drew Brees is MONEY. Big Ben is easily on the Elite list. He eats pressure and is far more the reason they won two than Eli was for the Giants winning two.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'm slightly more in Jay's corner than you but this year will finally answer the question about him being the Bears QB going forward. I think he will be.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    We're all hoping for it, Canada. Because there's just a lot of things to like about Jay. And he's certainly paid enough dues in pain to earn it.

    I feel this need to emphasize that I really *do* like the guy and there is nothing I'd rather see than him become the best QB in the NFL. Well, other than winning the stinkin' Super Bowl, that is.

    Often. Every. Year.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I disagree. He's a franchise QB already, just one who is in search of protection. Eli Manning sucks under pressure - most QBs do, except the likes of Big Ben - and some call Manning an elite QB. You don't need superbowl rings to be a franchise QB, you just need to be the guy that you can build a franchise around. If Angelo hadn't been such a fuckstick then we wouldn't even be having the discussion.

  • Your statements on Cutler are conjecture. To date, we have little to no proof that Cutler is a guy a franchise can be built around.

    Not sure if you were one all excited about the Unicorn highlight film, but Eli's passing was far more impressive than anything Bennett showed in that video.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    if you think Eli's video is impressive you've obviously never watched Cutler's. It's pretty damn impressive. Combine that playmaking ability with 12 or less picks this year and we are easily, EASILY, in the playoffs.

  • It was *not* Eli's video. It was Bennett's. That's the point.

  • I'm just back from Amsterdam and I've been catching up on what I've missed - some right funny stuff in there. You guys are making this offseason a bit more bearable.

    On the fantasy football front I can set up the pick 'em league seeing as I did it last year. I also did the auction league I think (?) so I could probably do that again this year. Would we be laying some cash on it this time?

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Tell us more about Amsterdam. I've only been three times and I can't wait to get back. Go on.

    Again, to all, post your email addresses on here, or send me a mail :
    darraghq at yahoo dot com. Email invites to the FF league will ensure a nice cosy bunch of ursine chums.

  • Dude, THAT sucks: http://tracking.si.com/2013/07/27/eagles-jeremy-maclin-leg-injury/?sct=hp_t2_a1&eref=sihp

    the guy is a stud.

    Oh please oh please oh please... don't let BM get injured this year.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ...and so it begins.

    Ouch! THAT hurts.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He won't. Nor will Jay Christopher get hurt, bless him. The football gods are smiling on us this year and will continue to do so. A nice little pectoral twinge for A-Rod, a quadricep problem of some kind for All-day .... and a nice plantar for Megatron should suffice.

    Ponder can stay healthy.

  • http://nfl.si.com/2013/07/27/dennis-pitta-injury-baltimore-ravens/?sct=hp_t2_a9&eref=sihp

    damn man.. already falling like flies. I hope our guys be careful out there.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yes, children. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

    Mssrs. Maclin & Pitta.

    Exhibits A & B on why Question #8 is actually ALWAYS question #1.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    exactly Al, exactly.

    Team with the most guys left standing wins. Period.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1, MB.

    What's even worse is that these weren't even pre-season GAME injuries. Just practice. Modern day, NFL, "We BARELY have contact drills because we're limited to 17 contact sessions per season" practices.

    VERY scary.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Agreed man, Trestman going light on hitting. Don't risk losing a big name in training camp. Healthiest team usually gets to the playoffs.

    If we stay healthy we have a pretty badass roster.

  • Not football, but ball-busting anyway
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RyXUoMPb5E

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yK4lxBarpE

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Fakest thing I've seen since I saw Aaron Rodgers trying not to be a douche.

  • On the O-line discussion, don't count out Jordan Mills. Kromer likes late round picks, and he'll enjoy young guys he can develop in his own style rather than taking Tice's leftovers.

    Look at it like this, regardless of whether Webb or Scotts gets the starting RT job, we're probably not going to feel like we've got a probowl tandem at tackle. So the emphasis will be on development in the swing position to see if we can't turn that into an improvement at starting RT. Kromer now has the choice between Scott (an UDFA if I recall) and Webb (anything you say about Carimi applies here too). They might say goodbye to the better player in favor the rookie with more upside.

    Wouldn't be the first time - we just did the same thing to Izzy...

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Webb better get his act together . I hope he was paying attention to the carimi situation which should have told him:

    "The new staff has NO "investment" in you to amortize. Be READY or be GONE."

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I thought Mills would be our starting OG since my pre-draft scouting, so you're preaching to the choir!

    He's actually the perfect size to play both, OG or RT, and I think he'll start sooner rather than later.

    However, I'm not sure where. Ideally, Webb finally proves consistent. I know he gets a lot of shit (and deservedly so), but sometimes we forget he was a 7th rounder. Asking a 7th rounder to play against often a top 5 pick pass rushers is asking a lot.

    Here's from the Trib:

    "Webb is in the final year of his contract . His 44 starts are more than any of the other 47 picks in the seventh round in 2010. Colts linebacker Kavell Conner (36) is next. That's a reminder of how much faith has been put in Webb, who has an oversized tool box of physical gifts at 6 feet 7, 333 pounds, but has been inconsistent".

    Webb's biggest downfall is inconsistency, and Scouts Inc points that out too when they grade individual games (Scarily enough, they made the same assessement about Bushrod, but we already went over that ad nauseaum).

    If Webb does finally become a solid starter, I expect our future oline (next season) to be.

    Bushrod-Long-unknown center out of Rutgers-Mills-Webb

    That would be a very respectable line.

  • I also want to pat myself on the back for predicting a few months back that Webb is going to start because his size-speed-strength ration is like big boobs to coaches - they can't resist giving them a try.

    Webb will be given every opportunity to start, and if he can't, then we're rolling with Scott.

    But we all should be rooting for Webb (gulp) because Scott is merely serviceable, but if the bulb turns on for Webb, he has the tools to become a pro-bowl RT for a decade (he's only 24).

    How you like them apples?

  • i would love for the lightbulb to go off but i don't think he has a lightbulb or else he would have stayed at Texas and kicked ass and not gone to West Texas A&M.

    I hope he sticks and does well. I don't want to see him fail but he doesn't seem to have the killer instinct that most NFL guys have.

  • Has anybody seen Scott in action ? I've seen Webb for a couple of years now and in fact focused on him during games - ball gets snapped and all eyes on Webb to see the collapse of the left/right side of the pocket, wherever he was. The man cannot pass protect. Lead feet. Scott couldn't be any worse, and there's still Mills to check out. DOne with Webb, sorry. Benchwarmer at best, or situational run-blocker on the goal-line/short yardage. I'll eat some nice cake if Webb is starting week one.

  • "Amid his highly visible bad games (at Green Bay, at San Francisco), Webb has the highest grade of any returning Bears lineman, per the evaluations of ProFootballFocus.com. He graded out below only center Roberto Garza among returnees as a pass blocker. Over the last three years his improvement has been exponential by year, from an emergency fill at right tackle as a rookie seventh-rounder in 2010 to left tackle with no offseason (lockout) in 2011 to last season.

    Webb allowed 12 sacks in 2010 and 12 in 2011, down to seven in 2012. He returns to left tackle far more accomplished than he was in his first stint there. He did not allow a sack in eight of his last nine games, the exception being vs. the 49ers."

    http://www.csnchicago.com/bears-talk/change-j%E2%80%99-webb-isn%E2%80%99t-top-ol-concern

  • Ruh Roh! Jays not gonna re-sign with the Bears. Somethings going on in China. This statement my Jay is not good on many levels. Krikey!

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/27/jay-cutler-not-everyones-bought-in-to-trestman-but-theres-still-time/

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I must be missing something. I read the article and the links to the article. I didn't see anything that remotely indicated what you posted above. He said there's still time for everybody to buy in and hopefully they're all on the same page by the beginning of the season. That sounds like a very reasonable thing to say to me. How do you get "Jay's not gonna sign with the Bears" from that. I'm confused Trac.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Comments like that to the media are berry dangerous on many levels. Lose lips sink ships. Also, no matter how you cut it, it comes across as disrespectful to Trestman.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    disrespectful? nope, it's Jay saying that he's all in and so are most of the team and that the few stragglers on defense that are still butt hurt over lovie or brian not being there need to man up and get ready for the season.

    That's what you want in a leader.

  • What happened to keeping it in the locker room and handling it man to man?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    he didn't call out anyone in particular. He simply said that not everyone has completely bought into the system yet. But we all know It's bad enough where it had to be mentioned and guys need to step up. The leader of this team said as much. He also said there is plenty of time for that to happen before the season. If this was Brady he'd be lauded for telling it like it is and leading the team. This is a non issue.

  • Team Leader = Good follower

    Jay's problem? He's too hard headed. Why in the world would he make that kind of a statement? In my opinion, he is now fair game for hunting season. I'm pissed that he's so stupid to have made the comment above. Jay gone! It's just a matter of time.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Whenever Jay talks to the media I don't know how to take it because he could just be trolling them. But this is a bit disconcerting. Wish he would just talk to these players behind closed doors.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    We had a pretty hard-headed QB in Jimmy Mac. that worked out until Charles Martin had his way. He had more balls than Cutler too. If Jim didn't change the plays we would never have passed the ball forward.

    And if Jay goes then Jay goes. I hope he ends up in Cleveland if he walks. We're Bears fans right?

    The jury is still out on that trade. We don't win the big one ... it was a trade that didn't work out.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Trac I'm pretty sure he was talking about the D. Tim Jennings reacted to the quote and you could tell he thought Jay was talking about the D. That makes sense. The D has been together for years under Lovie and were very good. They were crazy about Lovie/Marinelli and were sad to see them go. Tucker will have to prove himself to those guys. What's not to buy in on O? They were one of the worst O's in the league last year. I'm sure the entire O is buying in. Cutler reminds me of #54 during interviews. Always a little on edge, not happy to be there and just might be more honest than he needs to be. To me the quote was much ado about nothing.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Could be but I think it's another example of Jay missing an opportunity to lead.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    disagree trac.

    I think this is Jay throwing a shot to the lovie summer camp crowd saying I'm going to call you fuckers out in public without names this time.

    It's time to get on board bitches.

    He finally has a VERY offensive minded coach installing a system that could (if everything goes right on all sides):

    1. Finally allow him to prove to everyone he's a franchise NFL QB

    2. Have an insane year that gets him PAID

    3. Actually looks to keep him alive and actually protect him via a smart, dynamic, QB-friendly scheme.

    I think Jay would have to be either an idiot or crazy to be looking at this opty the way you are putting it out there, and I don't think he's either. Now, CTE is a distinct possibility, but my thought is that you probably just took it the wrong way.

    My $.02 at least.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's EXACTLY how I read it, MB.

    For as much flak as Jay gets, I don't recall him saying anything that would corrode a locker room. Even when he pushed Webb Nation and all the journalists were trying to make a soap opera out of it, he just kept saying, 'that's something between us'.

    And Jay was definitely alluding to the D. The O would have to be brain dead to have want to kept Tice/Lovie. Marshall said as much a few months back when he expressed that it's nice to go into practice without tension or dread.

    Jay just sent a little warning shot over the bow letting some of the Lovie crew, "Hey, man. Take some time to grieve, but get that shit out by mid August".

    I think once the pre-season games kick in, the hold overs will buy in (or shut the fuck up).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    But should that be done behind closed doors instead of throwing it out there?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Maybe. But you gotta look at Cutler in the past. Like I said, He never really said anything incendiary to the media (Like Gould). He's said all the right things. The contract will take care of itself. I don't want to start promoting things until I win. I'll take a little bit of a hometown discount. Didn't say a peep about the Webb incident, or the apparent rift with Tice last year. etc etc.

    So I think Cutler has earned some benefit of the doubt when it comes to what he says to the media (hell, he even shut down his twitter account after like 2 weeks).

    The fact that he admitted that not everyone has bought in just tells me he didn't think it was that big of deal.

    What we don't hear about is what should worry us (zen paradox). Look at last year. All of us were pretty oblivious that there was such tension with the O and Tice. Cutler didn't say anything and none of us has a clue until he walked away from him that one game, and even then, we thought it was just something that blew over.

    Also, look at this nugget from the Woot piece someone linked above:

    "“When we got off the plane from Detroit, we were listening to the game on the way home,” he says, “and we knew if Minnesota won, that could be Lovie’s job. It seemed like Green Bay was going to win, and then Minnesota kicked that field goal. Everyone was just crushed because Lovie had been there for almost 10 years. The next day when we had a team meeting and physicals, we heard [about Smith’s firing]. Some guys on the team were crying—that’s how much of an impact Lovie had on people.”

    Few things here.

    A. Cutler didn't say zilch about playing for Lovie's job, even though apparently the whole team felt that's what it came down to. Lovie's firing surprised a lot of people, but not the team. That's because Cutler was smart enough to know that sort of stuff you keep in house.

    B. Look at how much the players loved Lovie. So it's only natural for them to still harbor attachments in a field that preaches team loyalty.

    I don't know. To be honest, I'm not that worried about a 'rift' ruining the locker room.

    I mean, of all teams THE BEARS know that a D can lift one coach over their shoulders, and the O can lift another coach over their shoulders after a SB win.

    If we win a SB and the D lifts a Lovie statue over their heads in homage, while Culter and Beast lift Trestman over their shoulders, I'm fine with that.

  • I agree with most all your comments in the context that you have framed them in. But, keep in mind that there has been speculation that Trestman is holding off on committing to Cutty until grading Jay's performance at the end of this season. Why else would the Bears hold of on signing him to a new contract? Jays comments may have been alluding to that. If so, it's a dangerous tactic if he has a down year. If Jay and the Bears have a great year, none of this we be a factor.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    exactly what trestman SHOULD do... and if cutty doesn't look at that and say, "I get it. That's a logical, reasonable, businesslike way to look at this" then he's not as smart as I think he is.

    Doesn't seem to me that cutty is one of those guys who thinks he deserves a romo contract without earning it (I'm looking at you romo). You can whine about the support staff all you want (and he of all people has more than a right), but in the end it's on him this year.

    Put up, or expect to get shut up.

  • Winning will solve all that shit.

  • It was interesting in that Wooten piece somebody posted above where he said that there was more of a regimen in practice under Trestman and more discipline generally. Meaning there was little or no discipline under Lovie?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    personally, hopefully it's both. I hope the majority of it comes in practice/meetings/locker room/halas hall... but I don't at all mind a single nameless public lashing. I think it's good.

    Kumbaya summer camp is over motherfuckers. it's finally time to be winners of something meaningful.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Certainly by Robbie Mouth.

  • Name me one Bears player that has taken a shot at Jay in the media? This is not how you go about leading your teammates.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    stop

  • We'll see. I'll put it on the back burner for now

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    which player did jay specifically take a shot at again?

    And other players aren't the team leader, jay cuttler is.

  • Random Bear thought.

    Now that they're practicing in full pads (hey, WRs gotta wear thigh and knee pads now, too!), I would love to see vid of the first time Long goes against Pepp.

    Those are big powerful dudes, but my money for now would be on Pepp.

    Long would probably mutter, "Holy crap, I didn't go against those in the PAC"

  • Long is the only guy on the Bears with the arm length and upper power to hold Pep and turn with him.

    In most systems, the LG tends to pull more than the RG, this is just a statistical thing with righthanded QBs and what hash tends to be dominant.

    I think it's interesting they want Long at RG. I thought his skills were with his footwork. RG is the road grader position. Long is certainly big, but not sure how that bodes for a guy you eventually want to end up at LT.

    Probably reading too much in. Just wait for some live action and see how he looks.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm not sure the Bears do want Long at LT eventually.

    I think I remember reading that the Bears want him at RG specifically to go against the likes of Suh.

    I also know that Kromer actually values OGs equally, or maybe even more, than OTs, which seems counter intuitive to me and a lot of other folks who were shocked the Bears drafted such a project OG in the 1st. However, Kromer's rationale is that if you have good OGs, that'll keep the pocket clean on the inside from which the QB can step up if outside pressure loops around.

    Seemed to work for Brees, who is not only short, but immobile.

    That's what I expect from the Oline this year. Tice was all about pushing the dline back. The problem is, usually Dlinemen are more athletic than Olinemen, and unless you're the Cowboys circa 1995, that aint happening.

    Kromer's philosophy seems more suited for today's NFL.

    Keep the pocket clean in the interior; funnel those freak pass rushers to the outside. Let them loop around while Cutler steps up.

    That's the theory at least. This also allows teams to not have to pay a Joe Thomas. Bushrod isn't an athletic specimen by any means, but he understands Kromer's technique, and it seemed to work for the Saints who threw it a shit load more than the Bears.

    Naturally, this relies on the QB actually sensing the pressure and stepping up into the pocket while still making his progressions.

  • He'll need proper guards for the read-option and zone blocking pulls and traps. I can't wait for the pre-season for the first time .. .ever?

  • eh, I got time this Sunday, so I'm just gonna talk Bears to myself.

    "hey, Butch, James Brown nick name is "Hot Tub""

    "Ha!"

    "He also gained 30 pounds and is now at about 330"

    "Holy crap. That's a lot of deep dish pizzas"

    http://www.csnchicago.com/bears-talk/change-j%E2%80%99-webb-isn%E2%80%99t-top-ol-concern

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiCwfERjnRo

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm disappointed. I fo sure that I was getting rolled.

  • hahahaha... always the surprise attack on the roll baby. you'll never see it coming.

  • According to PFF, Webb graded out as our second best pass blocker ... behind Roberto Garza. WTF?! We have a serious problem if those two guys are our best pass blockers. That's got to be a joke. Both were ushering guys into the backfield, their grading parameters must suck.

  • I used to think Hollywood Howie was something of a by-product of hanging with Lyle Alzado. That some of his power and ability came from the loose juice, back in the day when they couldn't catch East German women with beards and back acne.

    But with Chris and now Kyle - these are genetically big guys - so I wonder if Howie's wife is an olympian or something.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Kyle has like 10% body fat. That's nuts for a guy around 300.

    That's why I would love to see him go one on one vs Pepp.

    Kyle's got youth, but Pepp has super strength. I think he's the only guy I've seen that when he hits AP, AP actually goes backwards.

    That's saying something.

    Exhibit A (@ :37)

    http://youtu.be/Zlo2as4nwTM

  • god damn he's a freak.

  • I have a Peppers jersey. There's a reason why.

  • So cool he plays for us now. I love the clip vs. Wash at about 1:32.

    Maybe by some miracle we'll end up with Clowney in a few years. A similar sort of guy.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    When the Bears drafted Kyle, I heard an interview with Howie on Mully and Hanley. He said Kyle was naturally big in HS. He said he was naturally 280 and strong without lifting much and trying to put on bulk.

  • From the

    "Another One Bites the Dust in Practice"

    department:

    Broncos starting center, Dan Koppen.

    Torn ACL.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/07/28/armon-binns-injury-out-for-season-torn-acl-mcl-dolphins/?sct=nfl_t2_a5

    might as well start a list Al.

  • Gold Cup.... Gold.

    http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1509054/brek-shea-goal-gives-gold-cup-us?cc=5901

  • My dumb phone broke yesterday, so I finally upgraded to a smart phone. I got the Samsung Galaxy S4. Any suggestions on what application to use to sync up my music from I-tunes?

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I've heard that the software upgrade messes up the phone and apps. Be careful.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    This might sound crazy but can you not hit ctrl and the letter "a" then slide it over to an area on your phone via usb cord?

  • I had a blogger write their thoughts down about what they saw at camp.

    http://t.co/vbJfQqI5vQ

    I was really surprised to read about Slauson struggling.

  • thanks Erik, this stuff is gold.

    "-During 11-on-11s, Cutler threw a deep bomb to Jeffery, who had a step on Kelvin Hayden, and he made a great over-the-shoulder catch for the touchdown. It looked just like the touchdown in the Bears-Vikings game Week 13. It was beautiful. The crowd loved it."

    Wait, you mean hayden got beaten?!?!?!? Are you serious!?!?!? Nooooo, it can't be!?!??!

    Fuck me that dude blows.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought you were mocking it or were you?

    I still don't know how Hayden or Bowman are on the roster. I thought Lovie left?

  • no, was serious. nice to get first hand accounts of the action my man.

  • bowman had a badass year on specials, hope he can also be a nice backup.
    thanks for the first hand shit from your boys from camp

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm sure Chet has already read the article.. but I can already hear the "Our nickel corners/third corner will be end of us.." on the next Midway Blog Show.

  • Good post. I'm pumped to hear my boys Shabba and tolliver are looking good ( I want them 3 and 4), and it sounds like Martellus will be the real #2 target this year.

    As soon as I heard we got a Jets castoff in Slauson I was worried. Assuemd he was just a backup C/G. At least we could go Long/Brown at guard. 10% body fat is incredible for a big dude(Long).

    Fendi Onobun was my camp body to root for just because of his name. I don't think Shabba and Tolliver are camp bodies at all, I think they're models to make the roster.

    I saw a large black man with dreads wearing #60 which is Taylor Bogg's number according to the roster. Boggs is white. Bueller ?

  • dude, Khaseem Greene.

  • khaseem motherfucking greene

  • Great post Artoo. Thanks.

  • So I set up an auction league on ESPN. The name of the league is: DBB Joe Anderson Fan Club

    I can't figure out how to set a password so people can just join from the home page. Anyone who send me their email I can send them an invite. But I'd rather find the password as I don't want to post my own email address and I don't want to make others do so either.

    Anyone know how to get the password?

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    eringrog@utm.edu

    Off the top of my head? No. But it's there my friend. It's there.

  • Hey, Artoo, send NB my email too.

    Oh, and to Irish's snake draft league too.

    I was waiting for Irish to just give us the league name and invite, but now that NB brought this up, I know why he asked for our emails.

    You seem to have everyone's email on Da Blog lol

    Thanks, Bro, if not, don't sweat it.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Got to create a private league or else there's no password .. and then you'll just get packer fans joining up just to take the piss.

    If folk can just post their emails on here so we can set up email invites only that would be great.

  • The thing is, there are confirmed Packer/Vikes troll on Da Blog too.

    Hate to think what they'd do with my email! or anyone else's

    Artoo has my email, so when you exchange with him, he'll give you mine whilst keeping it away from the trolls.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Oh, and NB.

    SHIVVVAAA!!! bwhahha

    I know NB wants some revenge from the sick finals where my Titan's D scored 36, and Alf pitched in another 39 points to beat his Drago team of AP, Lynch, Brady and the Bear's D.

  • http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/videos/Long-on-first-practice/ab4ca768-9091-4014-a935-6bfde4a8b4df

    video interviews from camp.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    in other breaking news, devin hester is a moron.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i don't know, he seems pretty fucking confident which makes me happy. If he can ball out it could get interesting from a field position perspective.

    if the bears can start on the 35 with a TE and more passes for Forte then we're going to score a shit ton of points. Robbie Cromartie will get his fair share of chances to get his paper ya hear?

  • I only said moron... listening to him speak hurt my hears.

    catch the ball and run forest... and don't be a pussy or... YouGone!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And now apparently so is Robbie Gould. Shut thy mouth Robbie.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't know how many more things I can watch on Da Site with Larry Mayer's mug in the background.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Larry Mayer bobble head doll. If you push the button it makes an ass kissing sound and says "looking good!"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hee hee

  • On the cusp of FF, Tee hee:

    http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/32318442.jpg

    Please wait until the 4th pre-season game to set up draft in a League. This year especially, there are going to be wild personnel swings. You'd be pissed if you had Maclin right now.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Couldn't wait GP. We'll have a few leagues anyway.

    And thank you for Shiva, especially the fourth one. Good Lord.

  • Needless pictures of Shiva, because she's so ridiculously bangable.

    http://tinyurl.com/lagts5r

    http://tinyurl.com/kqjwe2n

    http://tinyurl.com/kohxhfb

    http://tinyurl.com/k7u5x46

  • Okay. ESPN league created, snake draft

    Draft: Snake
    Date: Sat, Aug 3, 2013
    Time: 11:00 AM ET
    Link: http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/tools/join?leagueId=327218
    Password: blackunicorn

    Shi-vaaa shiva na-giii-laaa .....

    Brandon Weeden is mine baby.

  • new. thread. baby.

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