Three Early Training Camp Thoughts

Three Early Training Camp Thoughts

The following are not concrete ideas. They are mere trifles, thoughts, things to consider as the Bears approach their second meaningless game of the summer Thursday night.

  • The Bears don't have a quarterback behind Jay Cutler. I understand McCown's intelligence and Cutler's desire to have him on the bench but if Cutler goes down for any significant period of time the season is over. Then again the same can be said for just about every contending team in the sport. Nobody in this league can survive losing their starting quarterback.
  • If there is a player worth actually watching over these next two preseason games it is Joe Anderson. I've never seen it with Anderson. I don't get the hype and don't really care what he does with the number twos and threes in practice. With Earl Bennett resting his brain and Brandon Marshall hopefully seeing no action this preseason, Anderson needs to show he can be a productive NFL receiver. To this point, he hasn't approached even that.
  • The player who jumped off the screen at me during the absolutely unbearable exercise of watching the first preseason game: Nate Collins. Looked faster and more aggressive than anything we saw in 2012. If Collins can be productive alongside Melton and Paea the Bears interior defensive line could be a force.

Does any of this matter? Not really. But I like to write.

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  • First Beyouches..."Ca..Caw"

  • second to say

    1. Moot point

    2. watch the 7th rounder...he might be the sleeper for WR's

    3. NC...our sleeper of the preseason..maybe

  • and now something completely different..not sure if this was posted or not but...

    All I can say "he has better luck at betting horses than he is on offensive lines":

  • McCown is a young man's version of Todd Collins. Jay and McCown might be metro buddies that use the same hair gel, wear the same brand of skinny jeans, and sport the same kind of Ayenbadajo man purse, but were fucked in cutler goes down. I would have rather given Vince Young a second chance, especially since he is now desperate to make stacks and get out of bankruptcy.

    I went into last Friday thinking DA would get the last WR spot, but Anderson looked hungry. If DA starts the next game and can get some reps with Cut, I think he's got a shot. Otherwise, I think Joe takes it.

    Agreed that Collins looked good. My other standouts from last game were: bostic, greene, and believe it or not, ungabunga. That guy can move for a guy his size and looked good on the pitch. I know ford had a long, remote Khalil bell-like insignificant burst, but I think if Harvey stays healthy, he's going to finally show why he was continually kept on the practice squad even though he had an abundance of personal and non-football related issues

  • In reply to Crown:

    fucking crown.

    Ungabunga!?!? Shirley you can't be serious my semitic brother.

    Oh, and you better be down for fucking crimes when we all show up again in Dec to finally see the pack get fudged at soldier. punk ass. Tell your wife now.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Ford is not comparable in any way to KBell, outside of the fact they both wear #32.

    It's like comparing Sonny Liston to Buster Douglas. Douglas was soft. Liston was stone cold, yo - 'til Ali put him face down. Broke that thug in half.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Who were the first 5 receivers, Crown?

  • this is for all the guys over 35.

    btw, JSFS was the rock before there was the rock. Is that his dad?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What's up cut brother MB?! Hope all is well man.

    Hope you've been knee deep in Orange County soccer mom pink since your split. There's a lot of talent in that region.

    Unfortunately, I'll be in St Thomas with the fam for winter holiday during the pack game. I already found a bar with the NFL package though. I made sure of that.

    How was your trip to chi last year? Who from the blog did you meet? what did you do?

  • In reply to Crown:

    yo yo yo.

    Yeah maings, divorce has sucked, but life's much better now. kids are great thanks. Funny you should say that. I'll def tell you stories in person over a few RBVs.

    Damn it... but very fitting you'll be in the fucking BVIs. Cunt.

    Awesome. Hung out with Doc and MBP mostly, and Murph... and shady made a quick appearance for an i-talian beef and a beer (that he didn't buy me) at portillo's. I think he had some sort of vagina malady that weekend. Luckily he survived.

    We had a great time. MBP's brothers showed up... they were like something out of a cohen bros movie. I thought they were going to fucking pull out a lead pipe and a tire iron and bludgeon someone to death at any moment.

    I'll tell you the story of MBPs and my first night out when we got in some time. classic.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's good shite man. Glad to hear things are on the up and up. Brrssssss

  • In reply to Crown:

    yeah yeah...

    how many kids you have now?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    none. I don't believe in that.

  • In reply to Crown:

    hahahahahaha... awesome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Woah. So MBP looks like Anton Chigurh from No County for Old men? For some reason, I envisioned Chris Penn in Footloose..

  • In reply to Crown:

    naw, he looks like a young chris waltz.

    the nazi outfit would work... he looks like a nazi.

    (sorry MBP, you just do... just much much nicer than one)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't remotely look like Chris Waltz - that's just payback for the bouncy castle remark. I know it.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That pic looks a bit like you!!!! Im crackin up here!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:


    I said a YOUNG CW.

    and yes you do.

    Take it as a compliment, the dude is my favorite actor right now. Him in inglorious was infuckingsane. Just amazing.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I got "a young Conan O'Brien" when we were at the club. I looked at the chick and said, "that was your way of picking me up? Uh, thanks"

    I owe you guys some shots of something terrible for the CW comparison.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Is that right, Friendo?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh shit... totally forgot to mention johnny and his cab surfing bj/lap dance. Doc was the lucky recipient.

    I think I just tried to black it out. Johnny was def there.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What's Waffle like in real life?

  • In reply to Crown:

    Pure Chicago through and through!

  • In reply to Crown:


    Tell me what you picture.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Did you just drop JSFS on us? Did'ja??

    I see your JSFS and raise you ISvSS! Mofo!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Fucking Bang! Bang! maing.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hahahahaha...classic...have a banana...hahahahaha


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sheesh. I haven't watched wrestling since it was on local TV in Chicago before I even started Jr. High. Back in the days of Dick the Bruiser, his "cousin" and tag-team partner, the Crusher, Vern Gagne, Baron Von Raschke, The Assassins, managed by "Pretty Boy" Bobby Heenan, former NFLer, Ernie Ladd, Bruno Sammartino and, of course, Andre the Giant. The matches originated at the International Amphitheatre which was next to the the Union Stockyards on South Halsted Street. I seem to recall watching WRESTLING CHAMPIONS late on Friday or Saturday nights on Channel 5 (WNBQ which then became WMAQ). and the commentary was provided by Bob Luce.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    awesome Al.

    Kinda miss it. That and kung fu theater on sunday mornings.

    "yoooouuuuuu thiiiiiink yoooooour kung fuuuuu eeeees gooooot!? Well.... miiiiine's beeeeetah!"

    glory days.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    When I was a kid I seen a few matches at Waukegan High School. Every Sunday after church we would watch The Cisco Kid, Lone Ranger, then All-Star Wrestling. The old AWA was great. The Skeik, The Iron Claw (Baron), Bobby Heenan, Ken Patera, Jesse the Body, Mean Gene announcing and interviewing. It was awesome.

    Growing up on the Illinois border, we also got both Chicago and Milwaukee TV stations, so on Sundays it wasn't uncommon to have 3 or 4 football games on at the same time.

  • I have to agree with Jeff. Nate Collins looked fast and quick. I'm excited to see him put together a solid year. It would make me feel much better about the D line. I also want to see if Christian Toupou steps up or even that bowling ball from Montana or some shit.

    No team is winning anything of importance with a backup QB so it doesn't even matter who the backup is. McCown is as good as any since he knows the offense, can get the ball into the hands of the big 4 quickly etc. Marshall made Matt Moore look like a respectable quarterback.for god's sake.

    People like a guy like Anderson because he's a nobody to guys like ESPN. He's a tough, gritty, hard working kid from a small school that just happens to have an NFL body and a mean old school mindset. How could you not want a guy like that on the team. He was an UDFA and beat out everyone to make the squad. That by itself is amazing. Then he FORCED the Bears to give him playing time because he just kept doing well. Now he has a chance to do something greater, to play a full season. Kick returners beware, you bout to git fucked up.

    I'm excited for Thursday because I want to see Anderson, Wilson, Toliver, Collins, Toupou, Montana boy, Washington, etc. Guys that are being given the ultimate shot at glory.

    Chances are they won't all make the team but if they do it's because they fucking killed it....and i'll be cheering for them the whole time.



  • In reply to Rodgers Dead:

    Joe Anderson also possesses a rare trait in today's NFL - loyalty. He turned down roster spots with other teams last year to stay with the Bears because they were the only ones at the time who gave him a chance...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    As much as I admire this trait in most people, it seems a little naive to do in the NFL. Teams cut players all the time without regard to it.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    Yeah, although he was in the DBB doghouse for the last few years, once upon a time Olin Kruentz turned down bigger bucks from the Dolphins to stay with the Bears. I wonder if that's why he took such umbrage with the Bears over that last negotiation...

  • In reply to Rodgers Dead:

    EVERYBODY opn the Bears is "nobody" to the 4-letter wonks.

    Except Cutler, olf course, who they love to hate.

  • Only a handful of teams could survive their 1st string QB going down. They probably couldn't advance in the playoffs. Not going to worry about that. Hopefully Mills is able to run with this opportunity. Webb has worn out his welcome with the entire fan base and that's hard to do. Didn't see the game but it sounds like the OL is still fucked and we can't run the ball. Uh-oh. We've got a month to figure out the OL. I would have to assume both Earl and Devin are squarely on the bubble due to their salaries. Earl's concussion is very worrisome. Unless Wilson's game the other night was smoke and mirrors he will make the team. Collins looked really good in PS last year too. Hopefully it translates to more production this year.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    The best backup QB in the NFL is Kirk Cousins of the Skins, and the Skins are fucked in the playoffs without RG3.

    Not that I wouldn't trade McClown for Cousins in a nanosec - but neither does it make a difference. If Cutty goes - we go.

    May as well play Blanchard and have some with it at that point. I believe the Vikes call this the "Inverse Square Law of Joe Webb".

  • Here's the Ugly Truth: Joe Anderson is going to Canton. On pure heart. He's like Rudy x100. He's a shark, he can never stop advancing, always looking for his next kill. He's going to make us forget Corey even existed, much less shut down the Niners in the Big Easy with a huge stop.

    Also, this is the Truth:

    And that's how you kick it Old Skool, y'all.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Never bought a player jersey before but if Joe makes the team, I'm in...

  • RG3 bitchin and a moanin'

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that guy is such a whiny ginch. an insanely talented whiny ginch.

  • For the record, Jeff's #1 point is dead wrong.
    Shit, last year I seem to recall the 49ers making the Super Bowl with a guy who started the first 10 weeks on the bench. That's a backup.
    McCown is not Kaepernick.
    Hope we only see him on the field when we're blowing teams out and Cutty is spending the 4th quarter smoking Marlboros and bouncing his kid on his knee.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Well look what the micro pig dragged in!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Kapernuts was a guy they traded up for if I'm not mistaken. And by
    all accounts Smith was just keeping the place tidy til Kap was ready. Harbaugh was just looking for the right opportunity. Not exactly a backup in the true sense of the word.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    It took a concussion to Alex Smith and ten weeks of a regular sixteen game season for Harbaugh to make the right move. That's a backup.
    I'm not going to parse the shit out of it; the guy was on the bench for 2/3 of the regular season.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Not parsing. There is a big difference between a "backup" like Grossman, Orton, Batch, etc. and a guy being groomed as a perennial starter waiting for his chance. I just disagree with your
    premise. Kap isn't a guy you throw in with the journeyman backups to make a point. Its different. Its kind of an exception proving the rule

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    MBP - Kaepernick had a disgusting run game, 3 probowlers on the line, one of the best TE's in the game and he himself had like 10,000 yards in college. I'm willing to bet that the particular combination of factors and events that led to that season last year could not be duplicated by many teams/players.

    Hence my point about McCown just getting the ball into the hands of the big 4 on our team. It doesn't have to be pretty, just don't get sacked and fumble in our own red zone!!

  • In reply to Rodgers Dead:

    and a top 5 or 7 defense...and brilliant playcalling.

  • In reply to Rodgers Dead:

    Jeff's comment was unequivocal.
    And I think he's dead wrong - teams CAN and often DO survive losing the starting QB. It's on the personnel staff to ensure that they can. I'm not a McCown-hater, and think he brings a lot to the squad, but making the team capable of surviving an injury to Cutty? No, he doesn't do that, and other backup QBs in the league certainly are capable of serving that purpose. Shit, RGIII is pissing his pants over Kirk Cousins right now.
    Kirk Freaking Cousins.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Brady replaced Bledsoe after Drew was injured.

    Worst timing evar.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Surviving & succeeding with a back starting at QB is possible but clearly an exception to the rule. They days of having Steve Young backing up Joe Montana are dead and gone.

    RG III is DYING to play and it KILLS a competitor like that to have to just watch.

    We all know Cousins only plays if RG III goes down.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    If you can recognise raw talent then Young and Montana is not unrepeatable, just paying them both to stay would be impossible. I'd take Kyle back in a second for this offense (if Cutty met the unthinkable), he looked after the ball and he was smart.

  • and he has a wicked neckbeard.

  • Young had established he had talent long before the 49ers stole him from the Bucs, Both in the USFL and flashingiplenty of skill on a wretched Tampa team.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    There's a difference, clearly, between having a viable starter stashed as a backup versus a HOF sitting behind another HOF.

  • In reply to Rodgers Dead:

    or throw a pic to a guy who's as big as a fucking house standing right in front of you.

    fucking hanie. smmfhvv

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A Hanie reference and a Danieal Manning reference on the same day. Please stop ruining my afternoon. Damn you.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    you're welcome johnny.

  • In reply to Rodgers Dead:

    +1 I wanted to say all that... but you beat me to it.

  • I'll be back on the regular once this work trip is over. Been crazy out here.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    at least you don't have a vagina malady

  • hey GP.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dropping Turbos in the 458 is weak sauce. It's like the guys at Hennessey that dropped twin-Ts in the Ford GT and pumped to 1000bhp.

    The car was crazy fast, but it would gut that car and make it's value plummet.

    Sorry to get all purist on that. The new Ferrari F12 has 755bhp out of the factory. That car is the best Ferrari out there now.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Is that the one they called 'Le Ferrari". I've just been watching the new Top Gear. The new Fiesta ST (hatchback) they're calling one of the best cars ever.

  • Looking forward to being able to see the guys in action for the first time. After reading the recap I think it may have been fortunate I missed the 1st game. I'm looking for Jay to spread the ball around in these games as well as see what kind of alignments we use on O. I'm not really concerned with D, I want to see what our O gameplan is.

  • Anybody watch Breaking Bad?

    They already did the ST:TOS episode up right.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    I had been. I kinda lost interest when they killed Gus. I still have four or five episodes to get caught up on before I start the new season. Still worth the watch apparently.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Tvids dot net.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    then you'll like this:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jesse Pinkman ! BITCH!

  • Yo fucker. I'm in season 5 and gus is still alive. Fuck! I knew that was going to happen though. fucker

  • In reply to Crown:

    Sorry Crown. Serious dickhead move on my part. Wait. Just kidding. Gus is alive and well and kicking some serious ass. Or is he . . . . . ?

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Yeah, and I was going to begin watching it on Netflix soon too!

    Party foul.

  • I got nothin. Sorry

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Jesse is Chekhov!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Looks just like Walt to me!

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • Guess I better get caught up in a hurry. I'm like six episodes behind and vulnerable here.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Oh it has to be seen Crown, absolutely classic. Remember the pink bunny in the pool?

  • In reply to Crown:

    Better call Saul ....

  • chargers are fucked man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I applaud the people of SD for standing up to that team and resisting all the bullshit take-it-in-the-ass deals Spanos has offered y'all to renovate Qualcomm on your dime.

    The team now suffers from blackouts because the city WANTS to watch better games on tv. That's a sign of a town that has checked out on it's team.

    Maybe they could move to L.A. if the Rams don't beat them back there. STL is another town fed up with it's NFL franchise.

    Detroit, OTOH, loves it's teams. The teams hold the city from descending into a zombie apocalypse. There's just nobody there to GO to the games.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I couldn't give a smaller fuck about the chargers if I was a midget GP.

    Honestly couldn't.

    The problem isn't that people have checked out of their team maings... it's that this is san diego.

    Google live cams in san diego and take a look my man. There is SO much to do here that football just doesn't move the meter... at all. There is only fb in places like Wi, in SD you can do a million other things in 72 degree weather year round.

    plain and simple.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yup. Same with L.A.

    The NFL needs L.A. more than the other way around.

    As a matter of fact, many Angelenos don't want the NFL back because of the additional traffic to wherever the stadium is built. And many definitely don't want the Traiders back because of the "gangsta" element.

    Many O.C. residents are Charger fans, and I always thought that if the Chargers moved to L.A., they should go there. The Orange County Chargers or something.

    I found this out first hand too. When I went to the PS Bear-charger game, we drank just enough to get too tired to drive back to L.A.

    So, get a hotel room, right?

    WRONG. ALL the goddamn hotel rooms almost halfway back to L.A. were filled. Could not believe it. Every god damn hotel room in the the SD area. WOW.

    It was almost like a traveling caravan of guys from after the game hitting all the hotels. Finally, we found this rink-a-dink hotel run by Indians who were kicking out some dirtbags.

    Now I know. Next time, crash on MBs lawn! BWHAHAHA

  • most welcome to pitch your tent OUTSIDE.

    no strange tent pitching in my house yo. Sorry.

  • +1.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    you want to crash on my lawn too Al?

    I might have a blow up mattress for you inside. Respect your elders you know.

    Hee hee

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I;d take that offer. Recovery cycle aint what it used to be

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    done. any time dave

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sorry, not thanks.

    Like Tweeting, I do NOT camp.

    For me, "roughing it" is Black & White TV.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:


    I had no idea. You seem like the rough and tumble type.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Chargers have been fucked since Dan Fouts retired.

  • yep

  • Anyone going to the Black Crowes/Tedeschi Trucks band at Northerly Island tomorrow night? Very pumped for the show!

  • In reply to Crown:

    Wasn't Tedeschi a hired dick in mid 90's porn?

  • In reply to Rodgers Dead:

    No, that was Craig Steltz

  • In reply to Crown:

    Man old new wave hippie rock when football is almost here? Aint nobody got time for that!

  • In reply to Crown:

    Maybe Cormonster. He's a fan of T/T band.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Terence Tolliver's got a band? Oh Tedeschi .....

  • All Star cast tearing it up at Clapton's Crossroads Festival in Chicago.

  • In reply to Crown:

    That is gonna be a bad ass show. I would love to go to the show, but just seen TT in St. Paul about 2 months ago. Their new songs are really good, with a harder edge. Going to Allman Brothers next week at Chicago Theater.

    Hung out with TT Band after a show in Minneapolis a few years ago. They were staying at the same hotel and we went to the same bar. Hung out with Susan and Oteil the most. Super cool people. Me and Susan did about 5 shots of Jameson together. Last year after a show hung out with Mobetta Brown at our hotel room. He was doing some cool scat.

    Wish I was going to that show. Have a great time.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Love that Midnight in Harlem track. Sweet as.


    Romo got fucked UP!!!!!

    wow, just wow.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like the writers comment on what a douche Travis Johnson is. I'd paste it here, but SI blows.

  • This is for $ and all the other dudes with lazy FF team names:

    Some awesome ones in there. My favs:

    * Mingo et ma bebe
    * Gone catfishin (hee hee)
    * Cooper Clux Clan (BWAAAHAHAHAHAHA!)
    * Caught red Hernandez
    * 2-Min Drill In Ur Mom

    They are all pretty good.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • Need a smile today?

    If you don't like dogs, you're just an evil fucking soulless vampire. How can you NOT like dogs.

    Dogs fucking rule. Period.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • In reply to Shady:

    dude, did you read that dude working romo like a rented mule?

    Damn man. Dude did NOT pull any punches. I think romo's at his house in the fetal position lightly sobbing and rocking himself.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • In reply to Shady:

  • This is for Murph:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MBP, check this link out. MB is roooooolllllllin!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    hahahahahahaha... i looooove you raaaaabbit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    LMFAO - well played, sir. Well played.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

  • Good god, Jefe, *when* are you getting off this piece of shit site?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

  • FF alert.

    OK here you go fellas, an auction draft we all (including you MB) can join by entering the URL and password below. If you decide to join, you MUST make your blog handle identifiable when you join so we can find out who to talk shit to week to week on the blog. If a troll is found to have joined, they will be summarily booted.

    Password: pathtothedraft

    League Name: Shady's Auction League of Glory
    League Motto: Be at the draft or die
    Teams in League: 12
    Draft Type: Auction

    Roster fun: You start 2 QBs each week.

    Scoring: Head to Head Points; Points are rewarded for pretty much everything, including receptions, big plays, butt fumbles and urinating on the sideline reporters, so pretty much everything gets you puntos.

    Draft Date: Thursday September 5, 2013 8:30 PM ET (The exact time the 2013 NFL season kicks off)

    Get excite.

  • In reply to Shady:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Just join already motherfucker. Don't be escared.

  • In reply to Shady:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If you have time to troll the Internet, you have time to set a FF lineup once a week.

  • In reply to Shady:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    But seriously, you should join.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I did.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    there it is.

    -5 points for me.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Is there any autopilot thing for auction drafts? Can you preset values and rank players beforehand?

    After another post-shower Bears-pondering session I'd like to see the following rotation at DE. Peppers - Wooten - Washington. Enough of Chicken Dinner getting thrown. Off to the LB's room and good luck.

    To paraphrase Walter White, don't be in danger ... be the danger.

  • You must not have read the league motto...

  • Ok, I'm watching the first quarter of the Bears game again and focusing on one guy.

    Shea McClellin

    There is only one word to describe what I saw:


  • In reply to Rodgers Dead:

    Yeah I was watching it too, like we've all said he looks like a LB playing DE. I think he could turn into a decent 3rd down pass rusher, but he's definitely not a 3 down lineman.

    I also noticed just how fucked our O-Line was too. We all know about our buddy J'Marcus, but Bushrod, Slauson and Brown looked sloppy against the Carolina starters as well. I was especially disappointed in Bushrod's performance on second look, but the whole group just looks all out of sync. It could take a few games before anything 'jels' or comes together for this line, the offense is most definitely going to be a work in process to start the season.

  • In reply to Shady:

    this season is going to come down to our D playing stout and Cutler creating miracles and getting the ball into the big 4's hands as soon as possible. The pass protection is not looking good.

  • In reply to Rodgers Dead:

    but........I just watched Long and Mills hold down the right side solidly for a couple pass plays in a row and watched Long pull on a run play and goddamn he can move.

    Maybe the dynamic duo can get it done. Will I forgive Emery for not taking Eifert? We'll see.

  • In reply to Rodgers Dead:

    i'm going to bed but I feel less terrible about Long and Mills after focusing on them exclusively on offense. They need to play alot together these next couple of games.

    Fuck Webb.

    Bear Down

  • In reply to Shady:

    On CD, it's no surprise Shady. CD was drafted as a situational pass rusher and he was never supposed to be used on high probability running plays. Even the scouts identified him as weak against the run while lining up as DE. This is why the CD pick is so concerning. I don't think you pick a guy in the first round that is a situational pass rusher who doesn't just blow people up on a regular basis. This pick only makes sense if CD is able to effectively convert to ILB.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    And I guess we'll see what happens there, Trac. Do you suppose the Bears will ever go after a monster to play nose tackle and go to a 4-3?

    It *would* look weird in navy and orange though.

  • Baaaahahahahahaha

  • I think we missed on him.

    oh well.

  • interesting read:

    I was in san clemente the night he broke into that house about a mile away from where I was staying. trippy.

  • Here's my take on what I am starting to glean from our O so far. WORK IN PROGRESS. We better hope the D shows up to play this year gents. If not, "oh brodduh"! Don't forget that this is a first year deal with a new OC.

  • Kromer needs to commit to the rookies on the right side. Long is your starting guard. If Scott isn't healing then Mills needs to stay in at tackle with Britton as the swing. Get those two as many preseaon reps together as possible. JWebb can stay in the locker room and polish helmets. Long and Mills are the most physically gifted pair the Bears have had on that side in a long time and both appear to be nasty. If Kromer is what he's supposed to be, let's have it. Bushrod will be fine. He's the least of my concerns. Center and left guard is still a little dicey but let's see what this week looks like. Between the raw talent available and the coaching staff in place, I think the line is a non issue by the end of September. It won't be great, but I think it will be markedly improved over last year and even last week.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I sure hope so... it would be nice within a couple of years to have something akin to Covert, Bortz, Hilgenberg, Thayer and Van Horne.

    *That* was a line.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    That's a perfect representation of the Bears' OL They are the difference between us being able to make a deep playoff run this season ... or drafting high next year. Garza in particular worries us in week one up against Geno Atkins. Atkins will be eating Garza's lunch and be in Cutty's face all day long unless they triple team him and trust our tackles one-on-one.

  • Are you a collective intelligence, Irish? That royal "us" in the third sentence worries me a little...not for your sanity per se, but that you may be the forerunner of some infiltrative alien presence.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    hahahahaha... I think he's just got a mouse in his pocket.

  • Kyle Long was impressive to me, I can't wait to see what he does against the 1's.

  • I've no idea if anyone else has mentioned Undrafted rookie DT Zach Minter AKA "Goldberg" He has impressed Mel Tucker and will probably play some this year which would be awe. I'm kinda biased cus we both sare the same birthday, ill deff. be rooting for this guuy!

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    Minter had some redunkulous combine stats. He looks strong and quick. I'd like to see him make the grade at DT.

    At the end of the first half, Panthers left Newton in there to engineer a drive at our expense. That was some soft defense, and when they ran it - they pushed the DTs around in there. Minter was one of those guys. So, I'd say he needs to work on not getting moved out of his spot more.


    You. Are. Welcome.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    thank you GP!!!

    And here is your thank you:

    Piers morgan getting his fucking ass kicked

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Piers is such a giant douche that Clarkson punched him the face

    Piers actually belongs in prison. He orchestrated the phone tapping scandal in the UK that nearly got the Prime Minister sacked.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hahahahaha... that was awesome. Love JC

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • This Garza-Long-Mills right side thing has really taken off on the blog.

    Well, let's see how the Chargers deal with it tomorrow, because I think that's what will start the game.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Long was left in for a LONG time last PS game.

    I hope Trestman leaves Long-Mills duo in for at least one half.

    It's going to be interesting because we might see this line.


    Aside from Webb at LT, that might be a sneak peak at our Oline of the future.

  • Webb to Raiders?, get on it!

    "Raiders LT Jared Veldheer has been diagnosed with a torn triceps, and will undergo surgery.
    It's a staggering blow for the league's worst team. Veldheer is almost certainly done for the season, but per beat writer Vittorio Tafur, the Raiders are "holding out hope" he can return at some point. He's a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return. Losing Veldheer is devastating enough, but the fact that he's apparently being replaced by human false start Alex Barron elevates the situation to true disaster. The Raiders might not win a game this season."


  • They're better off trading for an orange construction cone than that POS Webb.

    By the way...

  • In reply to Shady:



  • In reply to Shady:

  • In reply to Shady:


    You're league rules are almost as crazy as you! me likey.

    I won't even know what to root for.

    Cutler completes a 50 yard bomb into triple coverage.

    Let me check my Shady League Scoring guide:

    5 points for attempted 50 yard bombs
    5 points extra if it is completed.
    5 points more if it is through triple coverage.

  • Unleashing the dragon - 5 pts
    Braking out the sex cannon - 10 pts


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Too late, GP did it!

  • In reply to Shady:

  • Webb - Your punishment is exile...

  • Here's some H&K pr0n for you

  • In reply to gpldan:


    Hard on!

    I am SO getting the PS4 when it comes out.

    I'll be back.... bitches.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    COD:Ghosts is going to ship for the PS3.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    my PS3 took a massive sheite on me and died about a month and a half ago.

    Cold. Turkey.

    I want back in.

  • The Honey Badger is going to play some ball...

    That kid is going to be a holy terror at safety for a couple years.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yep, said the same thing up a few inches... we 100% missed on him. But we couldn't really get him anyway.

  • yummy

  • one of my favorite movie scenes of all time:

    "Do you have any idea what it's like to be up to your elbow, Tim.... in a zebra's vagina?"

  • He's a problem. He may be a thug. Still don't care, I'd take him over CD any day.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    dude I'd take VM if they found out he was a drug smuggling pimp... and he wasn't in jail.

    I might take him over pep at this point in their respective careers... although I love me some pep. dude's a freak of nature.

  • Can someone explain to me the logic of this part of a speech? I think Rick Santorum is a latent homosexual (NTTAWWT).

  • is it just me or is she adorable


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