More Camp Thoughts (And Things I've Already Tweeted)

More Camp Thoughts (And Things I've Already Tweeted)

I try not to write full columns during the preseason for a lot of reasons. This week's excuse is I'm currently 3 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and one  of the best public golf courses in the country. So, really? The preseason? After Friday night's exhibition we begin the sprint to the real deal and the real Jeff Hughes stands up.

Here's what I'm thinking about as we get there.

  • I love Marc Trestman making it clear to the media that not only will Jay Cutler sit the fourth preseason game, Josh McCown will as well. How does the NFL continue the utter charade of these games when one of its premier organizations has decided the contest is not worth risking Josh McCown? You, the fans, will be forced to pay the absurd ticket prices for a valueless product featuring Jordan Palmer and Trent Edwards - two men who'll have the same number of completions this season as Jeff Joniak. You will pay for the parking passes and beers and beef sandwiches at a non-discounted rate. You will believe the media and league-created hype about roster spots and "important" reps and tune in on local TV and some - the particularly crazy among you - will buy the NFL.com package allowing you watch a wide range of meaningless material. I am just glad Trestman isn't perpetuating this sham.
  • J'Marcus Webb taking a pay cut wasn't a signal his days with the Bears are numbered. It seemed more a signal Halas Hall and Webb's people have determined an actual value for his ability/role and settled on it. Barring a miraculous comeback by Jonathan Scott from injury in the next week, Webb is going to be the flex tackle for the Bears and his experience on both sides makes him the best choice by far.
  • Everybody knows I'll never get credit for endorsing the Kyle Long pick from second one, right? Matt Bowen (who I like), Hub Arkush (who I don't) and all the draft sites killed the pick. I'm going to try and only bring it up sporadically.
  • And while I am confident Kyle Long is going to be a terrific guard, he's got a rookie wake-up call named Geno Atkins waiting for him on opening day.
  • How come the big talk of last summer was the lack of depth at the safety position and this year no one's brought it up? The Bears have the exact same depth at safety unless you think Tom Zbikowski is some kind of asset.
  • I kinda wish Jon Bostic didn't make that brutal hit in the second meaningless game because it distracted fans from what was otherwise a rather shaky outing. Bostic is going to be a fine player and the Bears should let him make his mistakes on the field but he's certainly not there yet.
  • Devin Hester looks like he has the burst back in the return game. How long till the Bears have him playing wide receiver again?
  • Weems! (I just like yelling that.)
  • Joe D's comments sure make it sound like he's finding a role on the roster for Michael Ford. Armando Allen's injury may have come at the worst possible time for his Bears career.
  • McClellin, Jeffery, Frey, Long, Bostic, Mills. Six picks from Emery's first two drafts are projected week one starters.

We'll have a game thread Friday night and a wrap-up column for the weekend.

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  • On safety depth, it's an interesting question. I don't even have a theory on it. Perhaps there are other things distracting the media about the Bears - bitching about Cutler, wondering about Briggs calling the defense, grading Long as a monster, etc.

    Also with you on the Bostic thing. That he has big play potential has been made obvious. Just how far he is from being solid every down is not yet clear.

    With Hester, I made a comment last thread that no mention was made out here about that initial kick return. It had shades of times past, and DeCamallis talked about the blocking on that return (although he also pointed out that Ford did not have as many holes out there, which does not bode well for Devin).

    On the six starters, we'll see. I will say that the lack of patience here about Shea has had me shaking my head sometimes. Not every first rounder that ends up a multi-year contributor is a star the first season. I would be elated with the pick if he ends up as good as, say, Mike Hartenstine.

  • If Long is a stud and Moffitt is a bust, I think it maybe time to just stop listening to pundits when it comes to OL talent.

    I am shocked on Moffitt. He seemed like a LG stalwart, a true NFL bruiser that would get it done. Seahawks traded him to the Browns, as Waffle noted, for a shit stained t-shirt (hello Cleveland!) and a ham sammy.

    That whole Badger line was a bust. Fuck the Badgers.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah, those Wisconsin alumns' lack of success in the NFL is surprising. When a player is that good in college and can't succeed in the NFL, usually one of three things is the case. (1) The player phones it in; (2) There was no competition in college; (3) Someone else made the player look good in college.

    I'm not hearing any stories that make me think these guys are trying to get it done. So which is it? Did the Badgers not have real competition or was somebody on that offense making everyone else look good? If its latter, who was the star?

  • Bostic is going to be a fine player and the Bears should let him make his mistakes on the field but he's certainly not there yet.

    Bostic's issue is drop off coverage, a staple of the C2. He's got the speed, although his backpedalling is decidedly inferior to both Lack in his early years and even Greene's. Those guys were college safeties. Bostic is straight out of the mold of Al Wilson, MLB of the Broncos in the early 2000s. SEC guy, straight ahead guy looking to put that big stick on guys in the hole.

    Wilson tapped out after 4 years, he put a decade of mileage on his body in those games looking to punish runners hard. Bostic is the same kind of LB, maybe a bit more speed than Wilson.

    I like him, he's a throwback to when Wanny lined up with Barry Minter at Mike.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Until he gets the coverage thing sorted he should pay his dues ... like Singletary had to. DJ is a known entity at the pro-level. Let Bostic fight for the job and make it his own, don't just hand it to him. DJW has earned the spot.

  • No he hasn't.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dave, Williams has been killing it his whole career. He's had an NFL career to show what he can do. Bostic looks to be a nice LB in the future but he had some BRUTAL plays that helped result in massive and consistent gains by 2 offenses so far.

  • Maybe so, but the only thing he has killed for us is his calf.

  • He has??? LMFAO.... how the fuck had he earned anything other than a bench spot... wich is where he has been sense Two weeks into camp??? WTF?????

  • In reply to Midway Monster:

    Exactly my position.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Williams and Bostic are going to do exactly what we thought they would do. Williams is older, so there are injury concerns and maybe a lost step, but he's a solid vet to plug in. Bostic has the potential to be our starter for 4+ years once he learns to play at the pro level, but right now he plays like he's a rookie.

    So Williams will cover for Bostic and Tucker will find opportunities to give Bostic playing time. Eventually, Bostic will fill the role full time and Williams will be backup depth.

    How is what is happening now any different than what we would have expected the day after the draft?

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    No, NBiT. But Williams has not shown *as a Bear* that he is a better choice than Bostic. Do I expect him to? Yes, I do. Had he? No.

    So I've with MM and my original statement that he has not *earned* it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    To Bostic's credit, he didn't revel in his big hit and announce " I have arrived!". His post game comments were most humble while admitting he still has quite a ways to go.

    Kyle Long was quite realistic in HIS post game comments as well: "It's never as good or as bad as you think. Have to see the film".

    It was refreshing to see 2 young guys with their heads (apparentlly) screwed on straight.

  • The Bostic/DJW thing is interesting. Bostic has played well thus far, but does that mean he gets handed the Mike job? Do we spell them ?

    Completely agree that Geno Atkins and Co. will provide the acid test for the Bears offensive line. On the other side, Giovanni Bernard will test the inside men for speed. I wish we were playing them later on in the season.

  • hey Irish.... from your post on Matty from last thread.

    Dooode, it's finally gotten to you... you've gone batty mate. WTF?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    agreed, that was the craziest post i've seen in quite some time.

  • Still early to do a Bungles preview, but...

    Dalton to A.J. Green is a lot like Cutty to BM.

    Their second WR, Manu or maybe Marvin Jones - is on par with Alshon. Eifert looks every bit the threat that Orange Dino is.

    Very comparable matchup. Bernard looks like a rookie Chris Johnson.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It would be remarkable if Eifert were to outscore Martellus in his rookie season. For a tight end to come into the NFL and take it all in his stride would be rare. Martellus is the finished product and he's ready to play now. I hope Cutty gives him his fair share of looks, and in fact ignore Marshall and mop up the single coverage available elsewhere on Forte and Uni.

  • I too think he should ignore a Hall of Fame wide receiver that makes other grown men look like highschool football players and will go down as the best WR in Bears history..

  • Good call about Bostic, Jeff. Frey will be the nickel back. Not technically a starter. Also, if Hayden was healthy Frey wouldn't be in there. Chicken Dinner is not a starter. Wooton is. Nobody is bitching about the safeties because Conte and Wright are getting it done.

    Dave good on ya about the new lady. Don't let the different cities bother you. It's a pain in the ass but if she's the right one, who cares?

    Irish I love ya like a brother but you're nuts. Always grinding on Forte. I'm guessing he would be the starting RB on at least 25 other NFL teams. This love affair with Ford is crazy. Yes I like him as the #3 back. I liked the KO return a lot. But you carry on about his speed. On that KO return, who was right behind him when he got caught? Cornell Washington, the DE drafted in the late rounds. It says a lot about Washington's speed and desire (love that!) but if Ford's a burner, no DE is catching up to him on a long KO return.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Nah, just pointing out that we have 3 backs that have different things they're good at. Wouldn't want to build your team around any single one of them, but together you've got a nice little roster there - plus Unga if he makes cuts. Forte is good but not great, there are X number of guys who would produce at the position.

  • As Canada said, Forte would likely start on 3/4 of the teams in the league. While, yes, there are other guys that would produce at the position, the best one we have *by far* is Matt Forte. And there is not a team in the league that would not want him.

    Not. One.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    washington ran a fucking 4.5 40 at 6'4" and 265 canada.

    the guy is a fucking freak of nature.

    That said, I agree with your assessment that Irish has finally (really) lost it.

  • Everybody knows I'll never get credit for endorsing the Kyle Long pick from second one, right? Matt Bowen (who I like), Hub Arkush (who I don't) and all the draft sites killed the pick. I'm going to try and only bring it up sporadically.

    Do you mind if we bring up that you wanted to give Kreutz the $2M, re-sign Lack and give Melton a big ticket rather than hold him with the tag?

    Let's not take a bow just yet until game one. Let's see if Eifert is a bigger weapon than Long.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I always hold off on handing out blow jobs until there's dry ink and the funds actually hit the account.

    Just a lesson learned over the last 7 years.

  • Why are we even commenting ???? Isn't this "Meaningless Preseason"...all I can say is

    ........."No Comment"

    sorry blogfader...just had to hit the bees nest...I just couldn't help my self...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Well played Lobo.

    c'caw c'caw!

  • • I went to a pre season game. It was fun. Tailgating was the same, the atmosphere was the same, the first couple series was sloppy but the same. I’m not as hardcore as you on this one jeff. In the end it’s all about having fun and being giddy football’s back.

    That said, I 1000% agree that ticket prices should be decreased. food/beer is the same no matter when you consume it, and it’s a choice.

    • Fuck jwebb

    • I was with you on the KL pick. Not so much about him since I didn’t know anything about him, but on emery’s entire draft strategy and the way he doggedly stuck to it… choose your guys in decending order of dire need, take the best possible guy left at that spot when they call your number. Emery did it every single round, and I was pretty happy with the result.

    Sheeeeite, they could all bust and I still think it was the 100% correct strategy. It was just a shitty draft for olinemen (for where we picked anyway)

    • It will immediately become the #2 roster issue (behind the persistent oline issues) as soon as conte hurts himself, or major kills himself. Who do we have behind either of those dudes.

    • Bostic will be fine… and I am totally in agreement about what kind of ILB he is with GP. 100%. That said, I would feel much better with him sharing #2 time with DJW as the stalwort #1. Get out of that boot son!

    • Fuck devin hester until he shows he’s pulled his head out of his money dripping vagina... if he doesn't take him out mid-game and see if we can get anything for him before the quarter has ended.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think we all agree that depth at safety is still an issue. My take on Jeff's comment was that he was curious why no one is talking about it. Elephino.

    On DJW, we'll see how he does. The stuff that Butch put up last thread about HGH in response to my post was not heartening. Here it is for reference.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-farmer-nfl-hgh-20130815,0,4163302.column#axzz2cBgo7L7M

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    yep, agree dave.

    It's like anything in life... the squeeky wheel right?

    Also, I saw tons of dude roiding when I played. My roommate when from a 6'3" 250 LB pile of slow shit, to 265 and a .06 better 40 time monster when he went on a few huge winstrol cycles. He also threatened to kill his girlfriend and himself with a bucher knife and blew out both his knees squatting. Asshole.

    So, yeah, with you on the HGH effects.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I have only Urlacher's faith in Steltz' smarts and Hardin's hustle to go on, but I don't think we need to worry about the position as much as certain parts of the OL not involving Kyle Long. We could lose both starting safeties and it wouldn't be the end of the world. There'd be two guys to go in. We're probably fucked with Garza as it is, but if he goes down then it's goodnight Chicago. We're fine at safety IMHO.

  • I am pretty sure that you are now certifiably crazy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yes, but he's our "madman".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT5bVX6fQyc

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I don't think anyone is worried about safety because Wright didn't break his pringles last season, so we're feeling a little better about his durability.

    Hardin hasn't shattered his glass vag-ga-ga yet, and I no one sees him getting cut in essentially his first season.

    No one here likes Steltz, but I think he's a serviceable S (SERIVCABLE, Irish, not all pro). So what if he has to stay 20 yards back? Wright and Conte weren't on the TV screen half the time either.

    Zibokowski is sort of the wild card, but I expect this 3rd exhibition game to rotate heavily at S. Some chirping has been going on about the other safeties behind Hardin, Steltz, Z-man, and I'm very curious how it pans out.

    Worse comes to worse, put Greene at S!

    #balling.

  • Or Cornelius. Imagine *that*!

  • For Shariff Floyd fans .... he's just had surgery "to alleviate pain in the front of the defensive tackle's knee."

    Emery had his homework done.

  • Fascinating.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://memedepot.com/uploads/0/378_SpockFascinating.jpg

  • guys guys... please take your golden tickets and buy a lifetime supply of towncar service, movies and popcorn, order in your pussy and stay the FUCK inside your houses forever.

    SMMFHVV

    http://nfl.si.com/2013/08/19/von-miller-reportedly-named-as-potential-witness-to-2012-murders/?sct=hp_t2_a2&eref=sihp

  • Jeff, can you please just stop giving J'Marcus chances? I'm thinking his pay cut IS in fact a prelude to his ass hitting the street. I feel more comfortable with a one leggeded Scott than a healthy Webb. Seriously, how many more opportunities do you need to give this clown before you realize he can't fucking play football?

    Major Wright can't cover. He will be exposed if the front 7 can't stop the run and/ or the Bears are forced to blitz and man up.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I'd love to see Steltz and Conte playing together. I think they'd be good. Starsky and Hutch.

  • SMMFHVV

  • Steltz is just a whiter, less athletic but slightly more experienced version of Major Wright. But he's a 4 phase special teams guy so I get why they still keep him around. I just hope he never sees playing time in the secondary because he can't cover either.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Not according to Urlacher - says he's never in the wrong place.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Wright may not be able to cover but he's done well with INT's and fumbles. I know he killed us when he dropped that one in the SeaSquawks game but overall he's done pretty well with that part of his game.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    The safeties are certainly beneficiaries of a defensive front that can pressure the QB and stop the consistently. But when they're asked to do more than just sit back and play zone, you start to see some of the deficiencies in their game.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Perhaps we should also acknowledge that a certain linebacker in front of them just did not have the range to cover guys down the field last season.

    I am glad to see, however, that the to-me-inexplicable berating of Conte has fallen off. Many of you guys know more about football than I, but what I see is a serviceable player.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    serviceable yes... good, maybe in a couple more years. Great... not even close.

    Like shady said Dave, he's had it pretty easy up till now. His assignment has been for the most part to sit far far far back and not let anything past him. Pretty basic, core, easy assignment for an NFL starting caliber safety.

    I would have taken sharper or LaROID landry over him any day last year. We really do need to find our next mike brown once we get our oline issues sorted out.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    LaRoid can't cover! And because of the Roids, dude always gets hurt (oh, the irony).

    You boy Mike Brown likes Conte though. Did you see Brown's tweet? I'll repost.

    Former #Bears S Mike Brown likes what he sees from Chris Conte: RT @21MB30 Chris, we have never met, but you got it, love watching u play!

    The Biiiiird Maaann flyeth.

  • smh

  • I assume the irony part is about comparing him to Brown, who also could not stay on the field?

    Mike Brown had some magic, but I'd take a Gary Fencik over him every time.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Agree in full,, hit the road!!

  • In reply to Shady:

    J'Marcus needs to get traded. Anyone have the new Madden? Maybe run a simulation and see what the Raiders would give up for him.

  • I reckon when we are over in Oakland this week we can just leave him in the car park outside the stadium.

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    In reply to DYLbear23:

    Best, absolute best line yet about Webb.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I suspect Emery told Webb straight up that he would be gone before the next game if he didn't take the pay cut. He was making too much to compete for the swing tackle job.

    If Webb wanted to bet on himself he could have said no. If he thought the Bears wouldn't cut him for nothing, he could have banked on another team being willing to pay $1.2 million for an experienced left tackle. But I suspect his agent made some calls and felt like the $600K was about as much as he could get anywhere.

    I doubt Webb is a lock at swing, but he might figure he has a shot this way. Plus he'll be playing in the next two games - maybe he's hoping to produce some better film against 2s and 3s.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Doesn't Jordan Mills become the swing when Scott gets back?

  • Mills and Scott will compete for the job. The loser competes with Webb for the swing spot (and remember, Webb is the only one with experience on the left side). But even if Webb loses his spot when that happens, he still gets half a season of game checks.

  • I wasnt trying to read B/R I just stumbled upon this.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1741412-chicago-bears-2013-schedule-win-loss-predictions-for-every-game#/articles/1741412-chicago-bears-2013-schedule-win-loss-predictions-for-every-game/page/16

    A bit ambitious to try and predict every single game of the season including score but I think the final win loss record is close to the mark.

  • .Good post. Timely, in that my annual bet with my brother has to be made this Sunday.

  • Agreed,, only I see the 2nd game w Vikes going to us

  • Man, the dude who wrote that piece is off his rocker. He's got us down for 5 losses. That's ridiculous, our boys will have no more than 1 loss, tops. 19-0, all the way baby.

    No way the Bears lose to Philly, no way the Bears split the season series in the division. You guys have got to stop reading that crap!

  • I'm not sure why the fourth PS game is seen as a total waste of time. I'm sure it's just because I'm naïve, or lack football savvy, etc. But without that game, the 2's and 3's don't get the last shot at making the roster, etc. So in that sense, and because the starters are held out, it seems important enough to merit it's existence. Just my 2 Lincolns.

    Hester? If he runs 2 back this year, or for that matter, runs 2 that put us deep and once again make teams game plan for him, he's back, full on. That's 4 Lincolns.

    To Trestman....I'm not sure how to best articulate this, but to say the jury is out is an understatement. One piece I read had him as a cross between Albert Einstein and Bill Walsh. Seems like the only dynamic people are writing about is "Can he tame/reign in Cutler"? etc. I think it's a while lot more than that obviously. HIs schemes, still a mystery to most (including opposition), will tell the story by midseason.

    That said, what are the expectations, in real life, for this season? Everyone seems to be unable to clarify those. I don't hear anyone talking playoffs and super bowl, mostly just a lot of rookie and player evals.

  • I'm anywhere from 4-12 to 10-6. Depends on injuries, can the rooks really play, is Trestman the real deal, is the OL really better, are ST's still going to be special, do any of the WR's not named Brandon Marshall step up, and does the Black Unicorn regress now that he got paid? We only have 3 good DT's on the team and only 1 LB that's a sure thing. If it all comes together, WOO-HOO! If not, Uh-Oh!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Who are the other two good tackles? DJW is a very solid LB, Bostic looks the business, Anderson is good, Greene has already impressed people. Cornleius Washington impressed the shit out of me. Linebacker is the least of our worries. Cutty won't see past Marshall/Uni and even then it would be a check-down to 22. Earl, Tolliver and Shabba know what's up.

  • Paea and Collins. I said good, not great. DJ has been a very good LB but you have to get on the field, he hasn't with us. Bostic has made 2 great plays and a bunch of bad ones. Hard to project that into anything. Anderson hasn't done anything while I've been watching. Cornelius has looked good but he's been playing against the 2's and 3's. Don't go all in on that. I'm really worried the Black Unicorn will be just OK. He's had only ` good season and now he's been paid. Lots of red flags there. I have no idea if Jeffery will take the next step. Earl can't stay on the field. Tolliver is a total mystery and Shabba is #4 at best and more likely a #5 if he makes the roster.

  • Thus being why Hughes talks and no one hears it.. Pre-season does matter!! if you dont have good depth your done before the season starts!!! Baring injury too the core unit,, we make the playoffs!!

  • how are these kinds of people created?!?!

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/20/20102447-bored-teenagers-gun-down-college-ballplayer-oklahoma-cops-say?lite

  • Irish IS right about one thing though, Roberto Garza looks terrible. If he gets beat AT ALL, he loses leverage and complete control of the line of scrimmage. He has looked awful so far this preseason. But I trust Chrome will make the right decision.

  • In reply to Shady:

    We desperately need a new center but I trust the coaches that Garza's the best of the bunch. That in itself is very depressing.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I think Emery realizes that Garza is a weak link, but we're not replacing him this year.

    Next year that line will belong to Bushrod. Ideally Long and Mills will step up as leaders as well in a year or two. But this year, Garza is the only guy playing the line that knows how to find Lower Wacker Drive.

    Expect to see the same thing at the center position that we did with MLB this year. We'll draft someone in the first three rounds, and we'll bring in a veteran for cheap to hold things down till the new kid is ready.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Yo, NB, you gonna join Shady's wacky auction league?

    C'mon, you know you want some FF revenge!

    On real football note, the problem with centers is that the good almost never hit FA. I can't even remember the last good center who signed with another team (please, no one say "Kreutz!").

    We'd probably get stuck with 2nd stringer talent, and if that's the case might as well just move Slauson over to C, and yes, draft a C from the later rounds to groom.

    Just as long as he's not from Wisc.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Totally agree.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Two things, Shady. Garza and The Fed. Mark it.

  • I've posted it before, but it's worth another go:

    http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM1OQ==

  • Regarding Matt Bowen's initial impression of the Long pick, to his credit, a few days ago he had a column where he ate his crow straight up. I'd dig up the link but I'm out in the field and running behind schedule...

  • As far as long, wek one will show his worth, you are correct, but you got it backwards!! Bostic is a rookie,, And with Williams out will take the starting job, have his rookie issues early and end up the Defensive rookie of the year!

  • In reply to Midway Monster:

    you're kind of a spaz today dude.

  • I thought this article on the theory of 'momentum' in sports would be interesting to you guys:

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9580775/bill-barnwell-theory-momentum-football

  • "Devin Hester looks like he has the burst back in the return game. How long till the Bears have him playing wide receiver again?"

    Really?

    Blogfather, you can't seriously believe that an offensive-minded head coach like Trestman is going to suddenly look at Hester and say

    "We have GOT to get him back at receiver because all the film I'm watched of him as a wideout must be wrong!" ?????

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Thank you Al! Jeff, where do you come up with some of these (ahem), ridiculous idea's. Hester at WR is DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stick a fork in that thought.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Put Ford and Hester back to return kicks.

    Hester can't just be the PR. In the history of the NFL, has there ever been a guy that all he did was field punts? Not that it isn't a game changer, but he has to contribute in specials some other way. Since he can't tackle, that means KR.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Exactly, return them all or cut him. Give him a pay-cut like J'marcus.

  • Good breakdown on why Cooper was selected 7th. He can pull out faster than Bill Clinton, and get around the end of the line quick quick. Here he blocks TWO linebackers, and gets the inside seal:

    http://www.revengeofthebirds.com/2013/8/19/4635450/cardinals-vs-cowboys-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly

    We had dreams early draft of Cooper falling. A Cooper Long pairing at guards would be so good, we wouldn't need Garza. Cutler could hike the ball to himself and we could just have an extra wideout.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    As the article says, one of those LBs was an undrafted FA rookie...

  • This is for Canada... and anyone else who wants to laugh their ass off.

    This is the best craig's list ad I've ever read maings... by far. This guy shits awesome. Enjoy...

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/4012520351.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Good ad to be sure - I don't know shit about bicycles and I enjoyed it!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The guy's full of shit but amusing. I liked the fact he's got the quick release on the front wheel backwards. Not sure I'd trust him to replace ANYTHING on that bike. 63 mph seems rather dubious, esp after he said he doesn't use a computer. My personal best is 57.5 mph and I'm a good descender. Thanks for the laughs!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    yep.

    he is a funny guy. over the top funny.

  • Here you go MB:
    http://tinyurl.com/mc67f82

    My GF is a real estate exec in Chicago. Go to Picture slides 12 and up.

    The guy put a Ferrari showroom in his apartment. On the 67th floor.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ho ly sheite muslim.

    How in thee fuck....

    (btw, LOVE that modern white look. The way they have it is a bit much, but in general... a total panty dropper.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    What an asshole! He he

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNY_e3BCxaA

  • So, Trestman invited Iron Mike to camp today. I'm watching the news on Channel 7 and lo and behold, there is Iron Mike walking in a group of Bears with training pads on. Weird.

    Let's do the time warp.... agaaaaaain.

    Anyhow, Iron Mike was talking to Jordan Mills. When he left, the press approached him, he brushed them off - literally. He pushed past them and said "nothing's changed since 1989 guys."

    Nice. You go Mike. Fuck Big Bird. Fuck him in his face.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My favorite quote from Iron Mike today. "Respect your teammates and they will respect you. Respect the coaches and they will respect you. Respect the fans and maybe they will respect you. That's a big maybe!"

    Gotta love the Coach!

  • infuriatingly lame... then I saw the dude who picked the team

    smh

    http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2013-08-15/nfl-all-pro-team-preseason-2013-peyton-manning-peterson-watt-sporting-news

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/59881/ditka-theres-no-bigger-bears-fan-than-me

    " I played for him, the last two championships [the Bears] won [in 1963 and 1985] I was a player and a coach on them. Is that the best thing in the world? No, but I'm just saying nobody has more of a right to be a fan than me."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I love that guy!

  • Is this guy a dying breed? I think so. What a shame. I have never seen this guy before but I wish I had.

    http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/duck-dynasty-star-blasts-abortion-culture-what-world-happened-us

  • Is this guy for real? Sure they went undefeated but c'mon, the best team ever? Give me a break! The Dolphins got lucky, the Bears crushed teams! Big difference.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/21/don-shula-recalls-whipping-the-85-bears-in-white-house-visit/

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