Rapid Reactions to Pre-Camp Press Conferences

Rapid Reactions to Pre-Camp Press Conferences

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GM Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman addressed the media today in Bourbonnais. I watched them speak. Here's what I thought:

  •  Marc Trestman made his first brilliant decision as Bears head coach. He put on a hat.
  • Emery acknowledges a number of expiring contracts in 2013 but does not anticipate any extensions until the end of this campaign. That includes Jay Cutler, Peanut Tillman...etc. This is news, I guess.
  • Lance Briggs asking to make defensive calls a "sign of leadership" to Emery. I always believed Briggs would not only get over the absence of Brian Urlacher but would relish the opportunity to make this defense his own. It's happening.
  • It is very clear that Kyle Long has made a wonderful first impression on the organization. (I was sold on him in March.)
  • Trestman's introductory press conference was defined by his awe and humility. That has been replaced by confidence now. Who knows how his tenure will proceed but the man believes he's going to do quite well.
  • Trestman is obsessed with tempo. He wants this team to play fast. Lovie Smith always wanted the same but you got the sense he was only referring to the defense. Trestman is discussing everyone.
  • Trestman is not detail-oriented. He is detail-obsessed. He just laid out the first few days of practice in mind-bogglingly boring detail.
  • Emery says the entirety of the Bears roster has been medically cleared to practice Friday. That has to be a rare thing for an NFL team heading into camp. Can't remember last time the Bears were in this situation.
  • Trestman says Cutler has improved "at every level". The coach also admits they reviewed Cutty's fundamentals - an element of his game that needed to be refined.
  • Trestman knows the mechanics of quarterbacking. It is obviously where he gets most excited about the inner-workings of football.
  • Trestman moving the practices to the morning is about simulating the experience of the 12 PM kickoff time in-season. Believes the body needs to be acquainted to being ready to go early in the morning.

I like these two, Emery and Trestman. I will be interested to see how this thing rolls out in September.

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  • FIRST?? YES!!

  • I'm excited though, bring on Sunday's in September already!

  • Meaningless! Erroneous! Erroneous on all counts!

  • If the Honey Bears ever get reinstated, you will certainly be the captain of the squad, Jeff.

  • It's nice to see Burl Ives got a job working for CSN.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY-XDQN6ipE

  • #BearDown

    Trestman for President!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    awwwww... just like old times. Look at you FQ.

    Come back to us maingses.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol MB always rolling out the welcome mat.

    i'll be here more reguarly once camp starts for real.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Bang! Bang!

    You gonna meet up with is in Chi for the fudge game in Dec if we can pull it together my man?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yep so far so good.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    niiiice.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    http://www.memesay.com/p/yes-fuck-yeah-Star-Trek

  • If you need a reason to like the bucs this season, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfzXu6OSmCI

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB you should be ashamed of yourself.

  • never.

  • And who the hell invited all these new people? Dont they know this is our clubhouse?!

  • Dude, Robbie Gould acting the fool on ESPN1000 right now. The shit that he's spouting against the Bears, if it came from Cutlers mouth, would be fucking international headlines.

    Remember when we thought Briggs was the cancer in the offseason with a new coach? lol, it was Robbie Gould. Please tell me someone else was listening to that interview from training camp.

    Saying that Emery made a huge mistake not extending contracts and that the Bears are going to lose all of their core players and that if Gould has a good year he now going to charge double or walk. He was dead serious. What a fucking fag.

  • What is up with kickers and their douche-baggery?

    Did they all grow up Grammatica fans or something?

    Emery made a mistake NOT extending contracts? If anything, that was Stein taking care of those deals. Emery even admitted when he came on board that he's still learning the financial aspects of the GM and that he's going to rely a lot upon the expertise of those who know, i.e. Stein.

    And Stein is perhaps the one guy in management whom I trust. He offered Garza a solid deal, but didn't overpay. Same with Lach and Forte.

    I'm not sure how much Melton is asking for, but if Stein and Emery consider it too much, then most it is probably too much.

    Who else did Gould want extended? Peanut? Peanut brought up retirement not last week. Jennings? Jennings just came off a PB year. You gotta buy low (and Jennings got injured. Gotta find if he can stay on the field before you pay him #1 CB).

    Extend Wooten? Wooten had a break out year last season, but was Mr. Glass the previous seasons.

    Extending Cutler was never in the cards because by all reports Trestman didn't want Cutler extended until HE evaluated him personally during the season.

    Seems prudent to me.

    I like Gould, but perhaps this is his last year with the Bears. There are always young kickers coming out of college booting it from the 50s.

    IF Gould doesn't shut his yap, and his leg doesn't recover, I guess we're using a 7th next year on one of those college mules.

  • *Olin, not Garza.

  • Robbie was an UFA Rook. He was working in construction in when the season started his rookie season and got the call due to injury. No need to even waste a 7th. Kickers are everywhere. Just gotta get lucky picking the right one. I was a big fan before this. I don't like it when Franchise type players bitch publicly. But a kicker? Fuck mouthy kickers. Give me a break Robbie.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Damn, I might need a new jersey. Unless he makes all his kicks anyway. One thing that Gould should realize is that there very few untouchables on NFL rosters. And none of them are kickers.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GILXUJa2l1w

  • In reply to Shady:

    hee hee

  • FUCK that dude. kicker cunt

  • I have no problem with kickers being removed from the game and making the name 'football' a misnomer.

  • Cutler reported to Bears training camp Wednesday night and didn't sound too worried about Emery's stance on contracts.

    "If you win and produce, you're going to get paid," Cutler said, via The Associated Press.

    Cutler said the sides haven't discussed a new contract, but he also added: "If we have spoke, I probably wouldn't tell you anyways. We'll see what happens in the future."

    ha, he wouldn't even tell you anyways you non athletic nerd ass fucking reporter pussies.

  • Cutler said the sides haven't discussed a new contract, but he also added: "If we have spoke, I probably wouldn't tell you anyways. We'll see what happens in the future."

    This is the kind of shit I like about Cutler. He doesn't give the media the stories they want, so they make up their own and criticize the shit out of him. But he's like the honey badger, he just don't care. When they throw out a boilerplate question, he just gives them a deadpan answer usually filled with dry wit. I enjoy those kind of answers, but I don't think the really smart sports journalists on the radio and TV appreciate his answers. He makes them look stupid for not thinking up some kind of original question.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    And if the journalist's name is Rick Reilly then the panties get knotted up so tight his vagina sucks them clean in past his cervix and you see a little brown cloth sticking out of his nostril.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    i think i stumbled across that on a german website once. Germans are weird.

  • One of my students was looking at somehting called Marines 2 girls one cup on YT. It was a bunch of marines' reaction to something called '2 girls 1 cup' I didn't know what that was so I googled it. Sorry I did. Jesus.

  • Dude, what grade do you teach?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    10-11-12

  • eichen mein scheizer.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I've always loved that about him - you're not going to find him strumming a fucking guitar and serenading a reporter in pursuit of a favorable story.

    The guy doesn't give a shit about the media and I love him for it.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    +1 - This is also why I'm a huge Cutler fan.

    He just needs to produce now.

  • I just listened to James Anderson in an interview. he is pumped about playing next to Briggs and Williams. He's not talking about competing for a job, he's talking about playing with Briggs and Williams.

    Young bucks are going to have to wait a couple years while the grownups play a little foosball.

  • fuck I can't wait for the season to start. Oh, did I mention that based on yonny's first-hand account above... gould is a fucking clown.

    Our punter in college was a fucking 6'1" beanpoll. He was a really cool guy and we became friends for one reason... one event.

    I was readshirting but we were allowed to be on the sidelines for the games. This one game he punts the ball and the dude breaks one. he's blazing up the sideline and our punter fucking runs as fast as he can, puts his head down and fucking blows the fuck up out of this dude. FUCKING KILLED HIM into the sideline.

    From that play on we were friends.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Should we even be mentioning punters? Other than Ray Guy obviously. When you punt a ball out of a stadium, you can brag.

  • All I have to say is this..

    If Robbie didn't learn from Urlacher or Moore, well, he's just an idiot.

  • IMPORTANT QUESTION:
    Who the shit is running our blog FFL this year?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MB, I know you want the job.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    uuuuhhhh, no. thanks though.

    I know a girl about 40 minutes from you who'd LOOOOOOVE the call.

    hee hee

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ender ran the auction league, which was fun as hell since it was my first auction (and also because I won the motha!)

    Irish mentioned something about starting the other one (snake draft) in the previous thread, but he said he might go through another FF site besides ESPN because they switched over to Facebook, and we were unsure if it applied to FF too.

    Either way, Ender, Irish, let the games commence!

    Usually the 3rd preseason game weekend tends to be the best time for FF drafts because by then one has a better idea about who's get cut, traded, or who got injured, but I'm fine starting it off earlier.

  • I think Michael L. started the pick'um league, I just promoted it. If he does not make an appearance (he usually does around preseason) then I may consider starting one. Even though Doc wins every year.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Wanna get one started soon? Why not? It gives us something to do before the season.

  • This --> "Lance Briggs asking to make defensive calls a "sign of leadership" to Emery. I always believed Briggs would not only get over the absence of Brian Urlacher but would relish the opportunity to make this defense his own. It's happening."

    So. True.

  • This --> "So. True."

  • Michael Bush's dorm tv.. https://twitter.com/michaelbush29/status/360252713780523008

  • How do you feel sorry for a guy with a bad attitude that blew 26 Mil?

    Bueller.....Bueller....., anyone?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/25/vince-youngs-items-will-be-auctioned-to-pay-back-loan/

  • Don't say I don't love you. CBS Sports league first (I'll check out the ESPN situation). Tomorrow/today. We'll have a few for those that don't make it.

    League Name DaBearsBlog - League the first
    League Type Private
    Draft Date July 26, 2013, 10:00 PM ET
    Draft Style Live Draft
    Member Count 1 of 12 needed to draft

    http://freemeeting.1.football.cbssports.com/meeting/rules

  • Youre gonna need to give out the password Irish if you want anyone to join since it's a private league.

  • http://www.memesay.com/m/MTI4OA==

  • In reply to Shady:

    LMAO

  • In reply to Shady:

    Awesome Shady!

  • Hey, Irish, can't do it on the 26th. Unfortunately I got a funeral to attend.

    Maybe make it on Sunday? (NBIT I don't think does drafts on the Sabbath if I remember correctly).

    Also, maybe get the 12 first, then commence the draft?

    That's what Jebus did.

    And yeah, FOOTBALL is officially back!

    MUAH!

  • Oh, we'll have a few man, don't worry. Email invites onthe next one so. Post your addresses on here or send to me privately : darraghq at yahoo dot com.

    Shiii - va ... shiva na-giilaaa ....

  • Doh!

    Password: joeanderson.

  • It's Camp Day!

    Can I have a "Hell Yeah!"?

  • http://www.memesay.com/p/fuck-yeah-happy

  • In reply to Shady:

    Even better.

  • Hell Yeah! And it's Walter's birthday today.

  • Smh fucking Sedrick Ellis. I hope he didn't collect one dime from the Bears, if he did it's ducking robbery. What a fucking joke.

  • In reply to Shady:

    He won't. It was a 1 year $1M deal and he never showed for camp. Cliff Stein isn't that stupid to send him a check or wire ahead of that.

    He played his 5 year deal out for the Saints and collected all of his $30M. He probably figured he didn't need the game anymore.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that would have been nice to know before we let Izzy sign for 790K in Detroit.

    Sedrick....what the fuck man?

  • what are the odds that the Bears sign Okoye now? He's down talking to Marinielli in Dallas.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What a waste of space. Now what? Who's still out there? DT is definitely now a concern.

  • In reply to Shady:

    well, we actually have a good backup in Christian Toupou. He's a USC samoan dude that looks to be Matt Toeina part deux.

    Can always go after Amobi Okoye and we already have Corvey Irvin.

    It's not a real concern but it's sure as hell annoying since Izzy plays DE and DT and could have been had for cheap. They wanted Ellis because of his age and it bit us in the dick tip.

  • also, i think Turk McBride plays a little DT.

  • I think Shady said Joe Anderson was one hell of a nose tackle.

  • Jason says the Redskins will rock it, yo.

    So just bank on that happening, because he said it would.

    http://tinyurl.com/lad5mds

  • The Bears signed Ellis to a $1 million, one-year contract in the spring, guaranteeing him $500,000 with a $285,000 signing bonus. The team will have the right to pursue that bonus money.

    -The Tribune

  • I honestly can't believe Stein did that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000220161/article/report-lions-to-host-freeagent-dt-rocky-bernard

    "Rocky, why don't you stop by when you're done talking with the Lions. We want to run something by you."

  • I'm still flattened that the Bears wired a guy $285k as a good faith measure prior to camp, prior to a physical maybe?

    Damn, that's some weak GM signs, there. That is plain foolish.

    Now they need to lawyer up against a guy with millions and a NFLPA lawyer to go fetch $285k back. Just.... stupid.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    very un-Stein like move

  • WTF is up with the Bears and sudden retirements?

    Barber did the same thing. Just suddenly retired.
    Knox HAD to retire.
    The FBI "retired" Hurd.
    Lach retired unwittingly.
    Olin left the Bears, then retired out of the blue midseason.

  • Its every team. When guys retire at 28 or 29 years old, you get a lot of turnover.

  • Not sure if Ellis should be a concern....I think the rotation will be fine.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    lol, he was going to compete for the 3rd DT spot with Collins. Not cool.

  • Here's a list of DT FAs. The list is not glamorous at this point. What I expect is for a few teams to let go of some DTs which we may kick the tires on (I wanted Okoye, that Olympic shot-putter the 9ers nabbed).

    Defensive Tackles

    Henry Melton (Signed one-year, $8.45M deal with CHI)
    Randy Starks (Signed one-year, $8.45M deal with MIA)
    Jason Jones (Signed three-year, $9.5M deal with DET)
    Richard Seymour
    Desmond Bryant (Signed five-year, $34M deal with CLE)
    Terrance Knighton (Signed two-year, $4.5M deal with DEN)
    Chris Canty (Signed three-year, $8M deal with BAL)
    Glenn Dorsey (Signed two-year, $6M deal with SF)
    C.J. Mosley (Signed two-year, $2.75M deal with DET)
    Cullen Jenkins (Signed three-year, $8M deal with NYG)
    Corey Williams
    Ricky Jean-Francois (Signed four-year, $22M deal with IND)
    Sen'Derrick Marks (Signed one-year, $1.5M deal with JAX)
    Sione Pouha
    Isaac Sopoaga (Signed three-year, $12M deal with PHI)
    Spencer Johnson
    Vance Walker (Signed one-year, $2M deal with OAK)
    Casey Hampton
    Aubrayo Franklin (Signed one-year, $1.105M deal with IND)
    Roy Miller (Signed two-year, $4.5M deal with JAX)
    Tommy Kelly (Signed two-year, $5M deal with NE)
    Sammie Lee Hill (Signed three-year, $11.4M deal with TEN)
    Pat Sims (Signed one-year, $1.5M deal with OAK)
    Mike Patterson (Signed one-year, $905K deal with NYG)
    Dwan Edwards (Signed two-year, $3.6M deal with CAR)
    Kedric Golston (Signed three-year, $5.2M deal with WSH)
    Kevin Vickerson (Signed two-year, $5M deal with DEN)
    Nate Collins (Signed one-year, $630K deal with CHI)
    Rocky Bernard
    Shaun Cody
    Derek Landri (Signed two-year, $3.25M deal with TB)
    Tony McDaniel (Signed one-year, $890K deal with SEA)
    Alan Branch (Signed one-year, $3M deal with BUF)
    Sedrick Ellis (Signed one-year, $1M deal with CHI)
    Maake Kemoeatu
    Ron Edwards
    Leger Douzable (Signed one-year deal with NYJ)
    Antonio Johnson (Signed one-year, $850K deal with TEN)
    Justin Bannan
    Antonio Garay (Signed one-year, $905K deal with NYJ)
    Trevor Laws
    Fili Moala (Signed one-year, $850K deal with IND)
    Amobi Okoye
    Ropati Pitoitua (Signed one-year, $1M deal with TEN)
    Matt Toeaina
    Andre Neblett (Signed two-year, $1.36M deal with TB)
    Vonnie Holliday
    Marcus Thomas
    Ty Warren
    Albert Haynesworth
    Nick Eason

    http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/42077/309/2013-nfl-free-agents?pg=3

  • Like someone else mentioned, Okoye is still out there. Big Toe, if worst comes to worse. Does Seymour have anything left in the tank? and will he play for vet min?

    We also still have Zach Minter. Who? This guy?

    "At the super regional, Minter (6-1, 301 pounds) ran a 4.80 in the 40-yard dash and posted a 34.5-inch vertical jump. Those numbers would been the best and second-best among defensive tackles at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, if he was there. Minter also benched 225 pounds 31 times at his pro day."

    http://voices.suntimes.com/sports/inside-the-bears/bears-may-have-found-a-good-one-in-dt-zach-minter/

  • lol, Haynesworth.

  • Can someone convince Spice Adams to please come out of "retirement"? The Bears have a shortage of run-stuffing wide bodies.

    Cue '4evers rant on Emery not drafting Sharrif 'don't like it' Floyd.

  • In reply to Shady:

    If only a top-3 DT who would play for pennies for the next 4 years would have fallen to us...oh wait.

    haha you read my mind Shady.

    However, a lot of scouts have pointed out that Sharrif was like Ellis but without the production, so I'm not sure how to feel now.

    Still, Floyd would have been nice insurance in case Melton wanted too much.

    I'm guessing Melton is demanding at least $7M/yr, while Floyd will probably cost like $500,000.

    That's a lot of mula we could theoretically need to re-sign Peanut and gang.

    It's just hard to wrap my mind around an OG being more valued than a 3-tech DT. But hey, I'm not getting payed millions to make those calls.

  • "Emery says the entirety of the Bears roster has been medically cleared to practice Friday."

    Well, if THAT doesn't sound like a "Kiss-of-Death" I don't know what does.

    I LOVE all the "expert" mopes predicting teams' records at this point in time when they haven't even seen what major cogs for various teams, as there ALWAYS are, will be on the shelf before oepning day.

    Personally I'm hoping (not predicting) the Bears can hit the bye at 4-4 with all or most of their major parts intact and make a playoff run in the 2nd half of the season.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, you're so modest. You know full well we are going 13-3. This team, in my eyes, was 12-4 and we actually got better in the offseason.

    No one likes to say that we're better off without Urlacher and Roach but we are. 2012 Urlacher is gone and Nick Roach was serviceable. The Bears upgraded every single position on the roster except for maybe DT.

    mmmmmmmBearssssss.

  • We do not have an NFL caliber center on the roster. Discuss.

    (Slauson wil be at guard so he doesn't count, although Long/James Brown is doable, move Slauson to Center when Garza's position becomes clearly untenable. Which it will).

  • Sorry, but I see "New coaching staff / schemes" and I think "Period of adjustment".

    Fact is, this team WAS 10-6. Whether they got better, remains to be seen.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Modest? No.

    Pragmatic? For sure.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'm going to brighten your outlook a bit:
    1. We have a really solid Defensive unit full of veterans and guys familiar with the system. We replaced a slow, ineffective middle linebacker with an aggressive, run stuffing, blitzing maniac. We replaced a middle of the road, athletic, serviceable SLB with a guy who has the most games played by a linebacker in the history of the Panthers org who has 220 more tackles, 5 more sacks and 5 more interceptions than Roach in only an extra season of play.
    2. Our QB can learn any system.
    3. The new system is specifically designed to limit the pressure on the quarterback and on the OL by focusing on a quicker release by the QB. Trestman's scheme and Kromer's experience in this type of quick hitting system will be a great combo.
    4. We brought in a true weapon at TE that will open up alot of underneath routes for the other guys and especially Forte. Teams keyed on Forte last year because they didn't have to worry too much about our TE. Now it's different.
    5. We improved the OL and brought in 3 veterans to compete for starting spots. We'll see what Webb brings at the RT spot.

    So, new offense that picks up the pace means less stupid penalties, quicker release by Qb means less sacks in the pocket, TE weapon means great emergency dump off and middle of the field option, Marshall and Jeffrey, same defense minus the liabilities, etc. This will be a great year.

  • Preach it Brother Waffle. I am all in on this line of thinking. I've been shooting my mouth off for three months. My best guess is we'll see the best Bears offense ever this season.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    You have faith in our center, Johnny? What makes you think he won't suck this year too? Just curious.

  • I feel that Garza, with stronger parts to his left and right and a different scheme will result in less exposure of the diminishing skills of Senor Garza.

  • No. Not really. But so what? I'll take two solid guards, a very good left tackle and a question mark at right tackle along with the same center from last year over last year's line. Mix in a healthy and seasoned Alshon, Black Unicorn, Marshall and don't forget the Pearl. We've stopped talking about Earl. How about the best pass catching RB in the league who will actually be catching passes again? A mediocre center will do with solid guard play, which I think we'll get. The offense is bigger than one position of mediocrity. And outside of a poor right guard, a poor center would be my preferred position for my weakest player. Like a little league right fielder.

  • Right on. You forgot less stupid, wasted timeouts because they will be playing at a faster tempo and plays will get sent in faster.

  • It was time for #54 to to retire, I don't argue that.

    I do question the assumption that the offense can/will pick up the new system fast enough to get to 12 or 13 wins.

    NFL history dictates otherwise.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    NFL history doesn't apply to us. We on a mission from Phil. WIN RIGHT NOW.

  • The Bears Defense recorded 9 TDs last year tying for second all-time, I believe. If we had an offense capable of moving the ball and giving the D a breather, our D would have been close to #1. Lac had a lot to do with that, gettign guys in the right place. That requires a brain. What's Briggsy's brain like? Judging by his choice in crushed velvet jackets and crashing Lamborghinis I'm not so sure.

  • some of those defensive TD's came in blow outs like the Jags game and the Cowboys game.

    We didn't need a number 1 D. We needed a MLB that could tackle a rookie 5'11 quarterback and change direction.

  • And solid QB play against good teams.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    because Jay should've thrown the ball to himself instead of Bennett, Hester and Jeffrey so the TD's wouldn't have been dropped. Then he should have took Wright's place to intercept a desperation 3rd down 6yd heave from the 8 yd line by Wilson. Then he should've thrown a block to get us 4th and 1 inch. Then he obviously fucked us by getting speared in the head against the Texans and getting a concussion. He was selfish when he and Brandon Marshall couldn't defeat the entire Packers defense.

    If quarterback play was the main issue we would've kept the same cast of characters and paid for a new quarterback instead of bringing on a #1 WR,3 OL, 2 LB's, a TE, drafting 2 LB's and a #2 receiver over the last two years. Steve Young on the Bucs is not Steve Young on the 9ers.

    Do you even remember that Jay had a fucking 119+ qb rating in that Seahawks game with 2TD's and 0 Int's??? Against the vaunted Seahawks D? He did everything he could to win that game. That game puts us in the playoffs doesn't it. Different discussion isn't it?

    Give the fucking guy what other "elite" qb's have THAT HELP THEM BE ELITE.

  • Whomever said ESPN FF is now exclusively using Facebook logins was wrong. It also kept your old local login.

    I think ESPN FF is the best application, myself. I think the CBS one sucks some raw balls, if I have to be honest. And I do.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I second that

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I mentioned that ESPN switched to facebook, but I also said I wasn't sure if that applied to FF.

    IF that isn't the case, then we should just stick to ESPN.

    I tried going to the CBS FF page, and it was a clusterF.

    Most of us are used to the ESPN one too.

    At least their good for one thing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If people post their email addresses on here I don't mind setting one up on ESPN. I prefer that one too. We can do an email invite to keep it all kosher. I was sceptical of the FB requirement somebody mentioned. Being on FB is becoming like an oxygen requirement on the net. Don't like it.

  • Ellis just completed a bank heist against Halas Hall. He should go to Nigeria now, he could teach them some tricks.

    Emery will never see that $285k bonus money again. What a dipshit, I am seriously annoyed by that.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SYrbsc2Gso

    interesting?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Private Pyle is in it.

  • Da Doomer, looking increasingly like the Blob from Gigglesnort Hotel, likes Emery's moves, thinks he's going about it right

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/videogallery/76792509/Video-Phil-Emery-spent-everything-he-could

    I think if you win the Doomer's approval, it's probably a bad thing - but maybe he's right. Just shocking to not see the Doomer in full Doom n Gloom mode.

  • Bears just signed Jamaal Anderson. I thought he was a DE. Don't we need DT?

  • I hope there's something left in his tank.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I think they are thinking of kicking him inside to DT. I really think they are regretting not signing Izzy.

  • Bears sign DE Jammal Anderson

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/25/bears-sign-jamaal-anderson/

    Hopefully this time they put in a retirement clause.

    Also, don't we have a lot of DEs already? hmmmm

  • Pep to tackle.

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18uyocpiirm6hpng/ku-medium.png

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I don't know if I want Peppers playing DT more than a couple times per game though. I do love him at DT though.

    He's kind of like Hampton.

    Imagine Melton, Peppers, Wooton and McClellin/Washington all going balls out to keeel the QB with blitzing by Williams and Anderson. It's the new 46 zone

  • Pep could extend his career mightily by being a situation player. 1st down DE, 3rd down DT, sitting on 2nd downs.

    I'm actually hoping Trestman and Pep get on the same page there, because when you line him up with Melton inside on 3rd and long, and let them pin their ears back, the QB should shit himself that's a lot of inside pressure *IF* you have to cheat the guard.

    And if Wooten can keep it going, they WILL have to cheat the guard.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The thought of it is arousing my Bears bone.

  • Letting Izzy go was just pure madness. Period.

  • agreed. Unless he was Lachshit crazy and wouldn't play for a million for the Bears but would play for 790k for another team.

  • anderson highlights, he looks TOOOOUUUUGH!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

    Boo Yah!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Goddamn it, MB!! Nice Rick-Roll

  • awwwwwww.... http://larrybrownsports.com/football/greg-jennings-aaron-rodgers-accountable/197978

  • dollah dollah bills y'all

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYupUy7wiIU

    You can't give away money I guess.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Every fucking time I go to Boston I get assaulted in every park by the Lyndon LaRouche people.

    Holy fucking God are these asswipes a sick cult. A weird kind of Ayn Rand meets Dr. Demento cult. I can't believe that fuckbreath isn't dead yet - he's on course to L. Ron Hubbard himself.

    Anyhow, you don't stop for the Rouchies. One of them had the poor sense to grab the arm of a brother who looked like he could be Matt Forte. Rouchie was on the ground before he knew it.

    The Rouchies take something that seems reasonable, like re-instating Glass Steagal and then try and lure you to stop, then POW - it's Bumpkin time and you don't have Vaseline. (Thanks Coach!)

    Anyhow, I can see why people in Boston stop for nobody, as I go there alot.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I did not know any of that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hahaha. I've been active in politics for 10+ years and the Larouchies are super crazy. Another interesting fact is they ask them to all learn to play an instrument, so you can usually spot them at political conventions by the walleyed crazy stare and a violin case under their arms. Oh and they love to break out into song to interupt meetings.
    The Simpons have made fun of them a few times. I think my favorite idea of Lyndons is constructing a land bridge to Asia.

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

  • Even the Chicago media are on board with the narrative the Bears are selling here in town, which is: win now.

    I think Emery does want a playoff run this season. This is the prove it or fuck off season. I see nothing in how things have developed that suggests rebuilding or gutting the cap.

    It's odd to saddle a incoming coach with expectations of a 12 win season, but it appears the way this is proceeding they want the division and there will be no excuses. That's what I took from Phil's talk.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    good. win now bitches!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    This team should have been in the playoffs in 2010, 2011, 2012 and should be this year as well. I agree that they are in win now mode. WIN RIGHT NOW mode.

    We have all of the pieces necessary. There is no tomorrow.

  • 19-0 Baby!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    a girl can dream

  • this is why cats suck: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/cat-reacts-to-owner-coming-home-after-six-months-video_n_3646672.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Never hear anyone say "Loyal like a cat" do ya? No. No you don't.

  • Losing Ellis sucks but I won't lose too much sleep over it just like I hope UDFA Zach Minter won't. If you guys haven't seen his highlight tape, go do! He comes from a small school but I have a feeling he will make a HUGE positive impact for our DL this year. Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    I'm on the same page, Oso.

    I'm really excited about Minter. SOMEONE in camp showed enough for the Bears to not be all that phased by Ellis' departure. Hopefully, it was Minter.

  • May I missed the post but just in case.

    "Sweetness" was born this day in 1954.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    +59

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    (sniff)

  • The price to keep Cutler in town ain't getting any cheaper. "Matty Ice" who has the same amount of playoff wins as Cutler, just received a ridiculous 5 yr 103MM deal from the Falcons...

    "No matter that Ryan hasn't even reached a Super Bowl. His new deal — with a $63 million three-year payout that is the most in league history — contains an average salary of $20.75 million that ranks second to the $22 million average garnered by Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers in April. It leapfrogs the $20.1 million average that Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco received with his six-year, $120.6 million deal in March, at the time the biggest deal in NFL history."

    Silliness.

    usatoday.com/article/news/2587609

  • In reply to Shady:

    Another reason Cutler and his agent have been smart to sit back and wait. Its going to be interesting to see what happens. Cutler is going to get a huge deal even if his season is lukewarm. If not from the Bears, then elsewhere. His biggest threat is another head injury or two. If he gets through the season in relative good health, dude's getting paid like Flacco, Ryan, Stafford et Al.

  • Wow, remember during the draft when we were all hoping Emery would swoop in on Swope in the 6th? Guess what?

    "Cardinals rookie wide receiver Ryan Swope has been placed on the reserve / retired list, the club said Thursday."

    Holy crap. This is the first rook that I can recall who has retired before even playing a down. Concussions are serio, yo.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/25/cardinals-place-rookie-wr-ryan-swope-on-reserve-retired-list/#comments

  • I remember advocating staying away from him in particular B/C of his brain injuries. Same thing worries me about Chicken Dinner.

  • In reply to Shady:

    You mean "Dain Brammage?"

  • Soooo, how's that Percy Harvin acquisition lookin' these days, Seahawks?

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/22889957/percy-harvin-on-pup-list-reportedly-has-a-slightly-torn-labrum-in-hip

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    "slightly torn" means "about to tear more"

    He needs surgery. Sorry Percy.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Anybody else read "labia" there? Or is that just me?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Ooooh.

  • 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:

    Quite a story, Trac. What love will do to people...

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Thanks, Trac - I liked that.

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