What To Watch For Tonight (If You Bother to Watch)

What To Watch For Tonight (If You Bother to Watch)

It's no surprise I hate the preseason. It is a meaningless, no-win exercise in trying to keep your roster intact for when the games matter. The good things that can come from a preseason game? Slight. The bad things? Season over. The seesaw's got a fat guy on it and I don't wanna play.

Tonight's game is an embarrassment to the NFL. When a franchise like the Bears tells the football world, "This game is not important enough to risk Josh McCown"...we know what we're dealing with. McCown is no good and if franchises really valued these "reps" fans keep Tweeting me about, he'd be playing. But they don't. They know the whole enterprise is an economic sham.

So what should you watch if the draw of North Carolina v. South Carolina is not too strong?

  • Is Michael Ford v. Armando Allen still a thing? It shouldn't be. Ford has looked physical and explosive this summer and is a logical replacement for Devin Hester should the injury bug bite him.
  • Does Brandon Hardin have a logical chance to make the roster? It won't have anything to do with how he plays tonight. Hardin has been nowhere while Walters and Steltz have cemented their roles as backup safeties.
  • Will Fendi Onobun catch a ball thrown directly to him?
  • Jordan Palmer is playing quarterback. Ugh.
  • Is anything at stake for Marquess Wilson and Joe Anderson? I doubt it. But whomever sees massive playing time tonight may find himself jobless this weekend.
  • Jason Campbell is starting for the Browns. Remember him? (I still wish he'd stayed in Chicago and I bet he does too.)
  • This may be your last chance to see JT Thomas play snaps this year!
  • For some reason the Bears are hinting that Jon Bostic is playing tonight. If Bostic is set to start next week there is no conceivable reason to put him on the field as he'll gauge nothing from working with eleven twos. So at least there will be a player on the field to shout "Take him out!" about.
  • I still wonder about J'Marcus Webb. Can the Bears keep both he and Jonathan Scott on this active roster? If Scott does not recover in short order will the Bears drop him on PUP and reevaluate the situation in seven weeks. Webb has started full seasons at both left and right tackle. He is an asset as the team's flex tackle coming off the bench. They'd be crazy to cut him.

Enjoy. The next football game after tonight's sham is the real deal.

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  • First?

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Holy shit. It worked.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    PHWEEP!

    Flagrant surprise. The runner was genuinely over-whelmed by his First and displayed it in public. Five yard penalty repeat first down

  • Can we please stop talking about JWebb's starts over two seasons as reason enough to keep him around? Yes, he has started in the NFL. And guess what. He's awful. I can't see keeping a spot open for a lazy ass, half focused, unskilled left tackle because the last group of dipshits were entirely incapable of finding someone better. When he takes the field I literally start watching him because I know a mistake is seconds away from occurring that may end Jay's season or at the very least set the Bears back five yards. He's awful. Cap hit or not, I hope he gets cut in favor of. . . . . . We'll anybody.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Yes. I, too, find it hard to consider Mr. Webb an "asset"

  • Holding this bitch down. You guys coming?

  • Hell, Joe Anderson and Marquess Wilson would both be better at LT than Webb. Keep em both and cut Webb. Win/win.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Marquess Wilson would get ass-raped at a Care Bears concert.

  • J'Marcus Webb, an asset?

    Asshat more like.

    One of the worst NFL players of all time. If we cut him he'll never play in the NFL again. The type of player that for some mysterious reason only my beloved Bears employ. Cut for god sake cut!

  • In reply to liambaa:

    It's a bit of hyperbole to call him one of the worst players ever, especially given that he *was* a 7th round draft pick.

    My vote would be to cut him and then sign him up to the practice squad. Not sure whether a demotion that far would motivate him or not - it seems the getting replaced as the starter has not affected his drive very much.

  • In reply to liambaa:

    What's going on here ? Haven't we known this from seeing him suck .... I don't know ..... IN EVERY GAME HE'S PLAYED ???

    And no, Dave, it's not hyperbole to call him one of the worst players ever. Assuming that a player must play a couple of seasons to qualify, then he fits the bill perfectly. He was rated the worst RT in the NFL. I don't know where he was at LT ... I just know that he can't play football because he's a big fucking mummy.

    Doesn't mean we cut him though.

  • What world do you guys live in where you think backup offensive linemen are better than J'Marcus Webb? Just because you don't like the guy or because he failed as a starter doesn't mean you kill meaningful depth at the position. "In favor of anybody" is all well and good until you see who the anybodies are.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Because I watch him get beat consistently. And appear to take plays off only to find out he's in the ozone and missed the snap count. Or he's smoking pot before the game. Because James Brown and Johnathan Scott and Ebon Britton, a bunch of journeymen at best, all come in and loom better, despite not having the same physical gifts. Because Lance Louis and Gabe Carimi and Chris Williams and Chili Rachal, all starters from the same POS line with J Webb that Angelo put together can't hold a job anywhere else let alone start or live up to their draft position. Other than being really big, JWebb does nothing for me. I don't see what you see. People say that Bushrod and Webb graded out similarly last year. Bullshit. Watch the games. Why is Webb taking a pay cut and clinging to a roster spot while Bushrod gets paid? Because he's way better. That's the world I'm living in. Webb is bad at football. He may survive cuts this year, barely. Then he'll be gone and he'll bounce around the league in anonymity from one coach to the next that thinks they can "fix" him. He doesn't have the internal fortitude to play tackle in the NFL.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Look/Chilo. Fat thumbs. I think I like Chili Rachal better though.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    How many of you guys have watched the career of J'Marcus Webb completely sober? It's an interesting question. Alcohol skews perceptions and is fraught with false memories. I've watched Webb - every brutal game of his career - stone cold sober . He is fucking useless. Tits on a bull. It was the same with Rex and Girly Thor. These dicks always get their fans though!

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    The question is what exactly have you seen from Webb to make you think he's an asset, even as a backup? I have to agree with Liam's comment that he's much closer to an asshat than an asset.

    To play in the NFL you have to have passion. You have to LOVE football. Webb has shown us NOTHING that says he cares about his job. Coaches have praised his abilities, handed him starting jobs and he's played terribly. Coaches have made him compete for a job, and he's played terribly. Coaches have demoted him an he's played terribly. His QB tried to smack some sense into him and he responded like a defeated man. He might be built like a NFL tackle, but he has the attitude and mentality of a kindergarten teacher. He was beat out by a damn 5th round rookie!

    I have to believe if Scott had any time or opportunity to play this preseason, we wouldn't be talking about this waste of space. Its clear to me and a vast majority of people monitoring this situation that he's virtually worthless as a football player. Most any replacement player would be more useful to this team. Even after his pay cut, he provides about as much value to this team as a tackling sled sitting in the practice field at Halas Hall. Except tackling sleds don't have Twitter accounts.

    So while you try to paint those of us who are done with this clown as living on another planet, I think you need re-evaluate your own opinion of J'Marcus Webb the football player.

    It's over. He's done. Let's move on with the guys who actually WANT to be part of this team, who are MOTIVATED to get better and STRIVE to be great.

  • In reply to Shady:

    If there's one thing Webb can do adequately it's that his name can be filled into an available roster slot in the cheap seats.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    To be a backup, you need to have a known floor. You don't need to have through the roof potential, but coaches need to know if you step into a game what they can depend on you for. Right now, Webb has shown the coaches they can't depend on him for much of anything. Run blocking? Below average. Pass blocking? Bad. Penalties? A lot. Forget having a floor, Webb is an abyss. His mental and physical mistakes have torpedoed more drives than German UBoats enemies in WW2. Offenses can't sustain those kinds of repeated mistakes, especially offenses that are brand new like Trestman's.

    If coaches can't count on him to keep the good ship Trestman afloat when he steps in, he most definitely does NOT deserve a roster spot on this team.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady is awarded an automatic 1941 blog points for dropping U-boats into an analogy.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    As mangled a phrase as it was, I agree on the +1941.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Virtually every occassional flash of competance from Webb is punctuated by by multiple displays of ineptitude.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Maybe he's just not smart enough to play in the NFL?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    He was smart enough to take a pay cut to stick around.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Point taken

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    And that's why he WILL stick around.

    You don't restructure a deal of a guy you plan to cut.

  • In reply to Jeff Hughes:

    Jordan Mills was a 3rd/4th string backup. He's better than J'Marcus. He's RT for the Chicago Bears now. James Brown is better than J'Marcus, Scott's better than J'Marcus. The whole damn bench was pretty much better than J'Marcus ... most people are.

  • Enough about the known commodity that is J'Marcus Webb.

    He's still around because the price is right.

    The concerning issue at hand is Mr. Marshall's hip.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    You can't put a price tag on hot garbage. He's around because Jon Scott hasn't been healthy enough to practice.

    Marshall has been doing this for years Al, his hip will be fine. It's his off the field behavior that has been an issue. If he can't keep it together mentally, his on the field production will be fine.

  • In reply to Shady:

    You can't put a price tag on hot garbage.

    Yet I think Irish has the Thai hooker market tabulated in Excel. Weird.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hahahaha....

    +500 DBB points for a thai hooker reference.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Another mangled phrase for Posse there.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I thought he looked pretty good aside from his hands in one game Al. He seemed to be moving pretty well. Time will tell but I'm betting this all amounts to a mole hill in about a week and a half.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    You know me, guys. Call me pragmatic or pessimistic but I am still concerned.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    NFL Net Radio rports BM says he'll be good to go for the opener.

  • Posting up again:

    Hey folks, it's that time of year where I set up the annual DBB Pick 'Em League!

    For all the newcomers, you simply pick against the spread each week and rate each game with confidence points. E.g. If you pick the Bears -4 against the Bengals week 1 with 16 confidence and the Bears win (naturally), you get a nice cool 16 points.

    Not so much bragging rights from this as from FF (curse you Butch!), but it's interesting to see how much money you would lose if you were silly enough to follow your terrible picks.

    link to site: http://yhoo.it/cLvCNG

    click on join a group. It's on Yahoo but you can sign in with google or facebook if you are 12.

    Group ID = 38240
    password = number6

    This will be posted once every thread or so.

  • I hope Bostic does not play tonight, that would be stupid.

    Costanzo can go the whole way tonight, or give Greene some reps at mike.

    Better yet, put CD at mike where he fucking belongs.

  • Will Fendi Onobun catch a ball thrown directly to him?

    No. Yet oddly, he STILL may push Kyle Adams off this roster.

    Is anything at stake for Marquess Wilson and Joe Anderson?

    You run Wilson over the middle tonight. Alot. You try and get that fucker killed on post routes. Why? You gotta know he can make the catch in traffic, take the hit and hold on. Because Earl the Pearl's brain is starting to look like Seau's and he probably goes on PUP to avoid an injury settlement, although don't be shocked to see the Bears waive him and eat the settlement.

    We gotta have a slot guy, with BM's hip we do not want him in the slot anymore like we did last year. Joe Anderson seems to be that guy, but Trestman likes him some 4 wide sets, and Wilson has to be that other guy in there. He can stretch zones with his wheels but Trestman has to know he can make the middle of the field catch.

    Is Armando a go for tonight? Ford has the job, but at least Armando can audition for another team.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If Wilson is my plan for slot receiver I am worried. The guy is too thin to play specials and too thin to play slot. I am sure that the Bears have him working like crazy in the weight room to build mass. If he can't gaine twenty pounds of muscle, his career in Chicago will be short.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Does anybody have a diagnosis on Earl?

    We know they are shopping him, but would they PUP him and hold him to week 8 - really?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The Bears will be moving Bmarsh and Alshon into the slot this year (Much like Bruce Arians is doing with Fitz in Ariz).

    Wilson will then play the X/Z when that happens.

    That's my prediction at least. Emery and Trestman are smart men (whew, that feels good to say), and they can't genuinely be planning to put a 6'4 184 rook in the slot. Wilson will get a few looks there, but my money is on other WRs moving to the slot while he sticks to the outside.

    I also thought Randy Moss in his rookie year might have weighed around 185 because he looked so skinny, but a lot of sites had him at 200-210, so yeah - Chicken Dinner Wilson need to hit the heart attack buffets.

  • BTW, I can't stand the Vikes, Kevin Williams, but that hit that the , aptly named, 49er rookie, Looney, laid on Williams' knee was a text book could-end-your-career cheap shot for which there should have been a fine AND suspension.

    MUCH more so than Bostic's play.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And yet the NFL called it legal and let it ride.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yes, they did. And that was/is just ignorant.

  • I will probably end up watching the game only out of pure boredom. Most nights I just stare at the TV wondering why the hell NFL football isn't on yet.

  • So now that the league and the former players have reached a settlement, does that mean we can get back to playing REAL football now, or do we have to continue to listen about how the league pretend to care about player safety and watch the game erode into a glorified version of flag football? I fear it's still the latter.

  • In reply to Shady:

    They settled and paid a pittance, foregoing any of the uglies that would come of a trial. In my mind this clears the slate and gives the NFL the necessary tool to have players sign some sort of hold harmless. Its probably still a bit to fresh for this year but I'm betting the league starts to move
    away from the bullshit helmet to helmet calls. The players don't want it and the fans don't want it. If the league can wash their hands of the brain damage, they shouldn't want it either.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZL0sNxP_28

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Love that song.

    You get 1973 points.

  • good year

  • Reminder guys. Auction league. Lots of points available on defense and special teams (and punting!)

    Email newbearintown@hotmail.com for an invite.

  • fuckin doc. always late to the party lately. read up maingses.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sniff

  • No more orange shoes to shove up Goodell's ass.

  • hey shady... I didn't listen to the audio.

    but... super hot jewish chick. My god she's insane.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2RZXeQc5HU

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ok, she has a beautiful voice too.

    covering one of my favorite Foo songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01AqU5a9RHI

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wow, you are an amazing piano player!

    - Best comment ever

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM2NQ==

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm in looooveee...I would almost follow the 600+ commandments for her...except for the ones that would prohibit me from banging her.

  • hahaha

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If I've learned anything from youtube, it's that tits = clicks. Where do you find this stuff?

  • omg, it can WALK!!!

    We're all screwed! It's coming... the sharknado is next!

    http://living.msn.com/family-parenting/pets/off-the-leash-blog-post?post=4f0c6820-d845-48c9-b64a-bf7655f3ecb7

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM2Mw==

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Did IIIIII do thaaaaaaat!?

  • http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9592180/nfl-quarterback-rankings-john-clayton-reveals-2013-hierarchy-part-1

    and more on bmarsh: http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/9609027/brandon-marshall-chicago-bears-misses-practice-day-expressing-frustration-hip

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM2NA==

  • I’m shocked that it is settled. I’m used to the NFL taking a hard-line approach as they have throughout the years with strikes and everything else. I’m curious how they came up with the figure and I’ve got a lot of questions, but I am happy that it’s done. Any time the NFL acknowledges they are ready to settle something, it shows they knew they had some sort of negligence. — former offensive lineman Lomas Brown, a seven-time Pro Bowler who had sued the league

    Come on now Lomas. We know how it played out here.

    Those ESPN reporters who dropped this story:
    http://tinyurl.com/cbvcwba

    Made them settle. That was just the first nuclear weapon ESPN had. The NFL was systemically corrupting the medical industry to lie.

    Beyond that, we will never see that Frontline documentary now. It's gone, poof, it never existed. Too bad, because it has the multi megaton weapon in it: that they knew going back to Rozelle this was gonna happen.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Is the Frontline doc canceled now? I thought ESPN just pulled out (cowards), but the Frontline producers were still going through with it.

    Maybe the NFL settled quickly BECAUSE of that documentary. They might have known what was in it and settled now before "public perception" changed radically like with the cigarette companies.

  • I am willing to side-bet we never see that show.

  • So I'll be packing up for a canoe trip down the Saco River in NH and ME. Flying out to Boston tomorrow to meet up with the group before we head up to the river for the weekend. Not much of an outdoorsman, but I'm looking forward to it nonetheless.

    Made the trip last year for my buddies bachelor party. This year, the wives are coming. And who's the only guy who doesn't need to report to his significant other? This guy. The women are planning on cooking gourmet meals and I'm like, smh, really? You gonna pack that Dutch oven on your canoe along with the 6 extra sets of clothing and shoes you won't wear? Women.

    So glad I'm not married and don't have to deal with this shit, directly anyways.

  • In reply to Shady:

    you've got a reeeeaaal purdy mouth boyah...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWqkVhlY-5A

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    your theme song for the weekend boychick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myhnAZFR1po

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I would go with this one:

    http://youtu.be/JacHyPaEwDc

    And you might see the ghost of Farley...in a van...down by the river...

    http://youtu.be/iKbCMndXjgc

  • In reply to Shady:

    I'm not married with children either, Shady.

    I'm more of a rambling man myself.

    You won one FF league last year, I won the other.

    PRIORITIES!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw6WPSUlKb0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    When you look like Millhouse's dad, being a bachelor is NOT by choice lol

  • I wish Battlefield 4 had a Gary Coleman avatar.

    http://tinyurl.com/o7x52fj

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1

  • It's like Penny Lane done as a mashup

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE_1V0phMW8#t=111

    Stop making music, Paul. Just... stop. Paul. Stop. You're 71 Paul. Go to bed. Stop. Please stop.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Some old guys could get away with it...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfr6xdc6VXA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9efHwnFAkuA

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Buddy Guy put out a kick ass album called Skin Deep when he was about 70.

  • Hey, MB, do you talk like Agent Kruger from "Elysium"?

    http://youtu.be/SXN5o7a5rGI

    He actually played a pretty bad ass villain.

  • Fendi caught it!

    #onhisway

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Fendi, illegal motion
    #onhiswayoutofthedoor

  • I need an adjective to describe Hardin.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Onobunish

  • In reply to gpldan:

    a b-class DI college corner?

  • Am I delusional but has Palmer looked better than either McCown or Blanchard, especially considering the amount of time he's had to study the playbook?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    it's nice to see the plays being executed

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    You're not delusional, Tobi.

    Palmer hasn't looked somewhat better; he's looked IMMENSELY better.

    Holy crap.

  • It's like Anderson and Toliver are fighting a proxy war between Irish and me.

  • Hardin whiffed. Bye-bye.
    Webb is a false-starting clown. Bye-bye.
    Costanzo looks like a joke against Cleveland's 2nd-teamers. Good thing he's decent on ST, or it'd be bye-bye.
    Palmer looks like he knows Trestman's system. There are some very interesting plays being run. Makes me more excited for the regular season.
    Onobun looks like a decent player until the ball comes near him.

  • Oh, and Ford looks damned good against Cleveland scrubs.

  • hee hee, my little Anderson.

  • Smoking Joe Anderson.

    #cantonbound

  • Joe Anderson looks like a stud among the Cleveland scrubs.

  • because he's 53roster quality.

    Jordan Palmer just got Joe a contract.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    It's too bad McNown isn't playing tonight. I'd really like to have some apples-to-apples comparisons between him and Palmer.

    Seriously, Palmer looked like anything but a guy brought in 10 days ago--looked like he knew the offense and ran it like a boss.

    Of course, he never threw a ball that went more than 10 yards, but still...

  • Palmer being very efficient. That's what we need in a 3rd qb.

    If Cutler goes down just fucking dump it to the various beasts on our team asap and let them do their thing.

  • Just because espn, nfl network or shitty beat reporters don't annoint a guy to be a nfl quality player doesn't mean he isn't.

    Joe Anderson does everything you want him to. He sticks his head in on specials, he can catch, he can run, he can block, I've heard he's a great cook.

    I wish he had Toliver's 6'5 height

  • In reply to Waffle:

    It's like Earl. You wish he had Alshon's size.

  • +x Except Earl is better than Joe. Or at least was. You don't get to be the all time SEC #1 pass receiver playing for *Vanderbilt* by lacking talent.

  • AND. DER. SON.

  • FENDI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wtf

  • god damn fucking preseason. I can't get the game anywhere for fuck's sake.

    Oh and I saw a special on this 'kid'... holy fuck. at least the jets or raiders will get this absolute beast next year. He's fucking ridiculous

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/erikmalinowski/8-plays-that-demonstrate-jadeveon-clowney-isnt-just-a-one-hi

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You know if he goes to the Raiders he'll flame out.

    As bad as the Jets are gonna be, they have a defense that can keep them in a few games. The Raiders will have the first pick, and they'll probably pick Johnny Manziel, and Clowney will be a Jet or a Bill.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fuck dude, was it you giving shit to Doc for showing up late?

    I posted on Clowney three seasons ago... look it up.

  • Webb got owned on that last pass play, forced Palmer into a dump off. Webb, why do you torment me so? You are so big you should tear off people's limbs and beat them down with them. Instead you are bullrushed by guys from Idaho Tech.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    All the computers are potato powered at Idaho Tech.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    half of the school thinks computers are the tools of beelzebub and refuse to use them.

  • kellen fucking davis. Of course he can catch now that he's not a bear. smfh

    Hey, is walters any good?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    walters blows

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He can hit, just can't cover.

    hence - sp teams.

  • Sorry Demontre Hurst. Not enough good plays to cancel out the bad ones. You are cut.

  • theeeeere's the kellen we know. fucking turrible.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    trbl

  • Exhibit... what like Z.

    Dbag: http://www.sportressofblogitude.com/2013/08/29/aaron-rodgers-rocks-patriotic-attire/

  • Josh Lenz, you are going to be the fastest account manager in the history of the Grainger Corporation.

  • Hey $, no... I lost the accent because I came here when I was 6 so I speak 'merican.

    I sound a lot more like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOi6v5DD_1M

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm just gonna go ahead and just pretend you got that accent anyways. Make your Steltz diatribes that much more entertaining.

    It's a pretty cool accent.

  • sure. knock yourself out maingses. I can fake it perfectly on-demand.

    Yeah, chicks fucking LOVE it... really wish I'd have kept it. Oh well.

  • cinnibun SUCKS. Kellen Davis 2.0

    Fuck that guy, get rid of him RIGHT NOW. TEs who can't catch are fucking useless... we've already learned this lesson for fuck's sake.

  • Fendi Onobun, a freak athlete if there ever was one, is about to be cut from a 7th team because he simply cannot catch a football and move his legs at the same time.

    Standing still? yup.
    Juggs machine while standing still? yup.
    Running a pattern and having to move his head? fuck no.

  • Hardin just got burned by a guy named Smelly.

    A Smelly burnt toast.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hardin's new name is Toast.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    glass toast

  • Smelly! That's a perfect name for a FB.

    Their FB catches the ball better than Oni-bum.

    Didn't we get Clutts from the Browns? Tell you what, those Browns produce great FBs.

    Wouldn't mind Smelly on our roster, especially with Oni-bum stinking it up (pun quota...filled).

  • my ballsack catches the ball better than that fucking robot

  • Demontre Hurst ain't fucking around. That dude is making a roster.

  • no fucking way maing. Dude is a forrest gump type. great reactions and athleticism but no instincts. First teams would rape him over and over and over.

  • well maybe A roster but definitely not THE roster.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Hurst is looking a lot better than Hardin.

    Then again, that ain't saying much.

    Yeah, maybe not our roster - but he's going to get picked up.

    He's probably better than many of the starters in the entire NFC East or South.

  • We need a backup Nickel back, Hurst looks like a nickel guy in the DJ Moore mold but I don't know.

  • Ford avg 7.3 yds/rush by halftime?

    Yes, please.

    Shhh...don't let Irish know.

  • no shit... he'll demand we cut Forte

  • Oh, Ono-bum. You're such a cocktease.

  • dude, Fendi just looked like a fucking video game player just now. Holy balls he is huge and fast.

    WHY DO YOU SUCK FENDI????? WHY CAN"T YOU JUST CATCH AND BE AWESOME????? WHYYYYYYYYY????????

  • holy shit. he caught it!!!!

  • Lenz Flare!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    telescopic lenz

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    telephoto lenz

  • I just figured out what play we can run with Fendi.

    The old WR bunch screen. Dude just steps back at the snap of the ball and stands there and catches the ball with 1 or 2 Wr's blocking in front of him and just goes all Fendi crazy with his huge fucking gazelle legs.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    ha.

    I was thinking the same.

    Just give him 2 yd dump offs or handoffs and let him run like Gump.

  • This is some shit football right here. We should get some sort of award for watching this.

    Also, Cornelius - what happened to you? You went from some freak of nature Bruce Smith clone in Oakland to a guy who looks like he belongs on the bubble here at home.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    yup, Cornelius is not making this team. Ozougwu (aka black mcclellin), if healthy, takes his spot.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    NOOOOO!

    6'4" 265 4.5 40

    Can he catch?

  • onobun needs to be off this team. TONIGHT. TOFUCKINGNIGHT.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, I'm gonna be scouring eBay for a Onabun Bears jersey for you. Email me your shipping address...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Hahahahaha... thanks Tobi.

    I'll just take the easier one to find.... just get me a kellen davis jersey, pretty much the same thing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    haha, i just got an email from one of my buddies. We all have a friend that loves the Bears like family. We're going to chip in and get a Fendi Onobun jersey created for him as a surprise.

    He'll be disgusted.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    awesome.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Ha! Do it

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fendi is the JWebb of TE's.

    Coach 1: ....but he's just so fucking big and fast that it's almost too good to be true.
    Coach 2: I know Coach but he can't catch and makes a shit ton of mental mistakes, he's bounced from 6 teams...
    Coach 1: ....but he's just so fucking big and fast that if we just coached him up a bit he would be a great weapon.
    Coach 2: I know Coach but he just can't catch and makes a shit ton of mental mistakes, he's bounced from 6 teams.
    Coach 1: ....but if we could just......

  • In reply to Waffle:

    exactly.

    HeGone!

  • Fendi giveth and taketh away

  • In reply to Waffle:

    dude just punched his ticket out of town. jesus, how does a dude let that happen.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    an old basketball fan from Arizona called the Score the other day and reminded everyone that everyone used to say that Fendi Onobun was freak of nature but he didn't have great hands and that is why he lacked offensive prowess in basketball.

    jesus.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    They liked him SOOO much here at Arizona he was practically invisible and eventually transferred to Houston.

  • Jesus. Ono-bum strikes again.

    They TRIED the two yard dump off, and it STILL went through his hands for a pick six.

    #hegone.

  • my god... if hester has an iq over room temp I'd be shocked.

    and I'm talking room temp in fall... in Alaska... in a fucking igloo.

  • Webb can't even block the Browns' scrubs in a 4rth preseason game.

    How the hell is Cutler even still alive?

  • dog.

    shit.

  • Blogfather, take note.

  • Notice the guys that haven't been on the field since the middle of the 2nd quarter:

    Joe Anderson
    Marquess Wilson

  • In reply to Waffle:

    roberto garza

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He's probably fucking Irish's sister again in the locker room..

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    ohhhhhhhh

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Irish hates Garza so much. Do we know if Garza's great grandfather helped start the Federal Reserve? Old Josiah Garza?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I believe his name was Jedediah Garza...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Yes Tobi. I believe you have that correct. And I think Roberto still has a majority vote in the board meetings due to his heritage.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I do hate those crooks. They ruined a wonderful country and continue to milk its citizens in cahoots with the elected representatives of said people. I do not hate Roberto. He was a trusted guard on my beloveds for many years. At his age, on those knees, in those braces, I do not however favor his chances of dealing with the likes of Geno Atkins - or anybody for that matter - for potentially 20 weeks. He got blown backwards on pass plays last season. Couldn't get any push in the run game. False-started his own fucking snaps. How the fuck does PFF rate him any more useful than a chocolate teapot?

    Why does he suddenly improve in his 14th season or whatever? It's not a learning curve issue here. He was manhandled on a regular basis, he wasn't running routes. Block or be blocked. OL success is easy to spot. You win or you lose. Every snap, there's a score.

    If your body/size/package does not allow you to control people at the line of scrimmage then sit the fuck down. I'd be laying money down on a superbowl bet if Schwenke was a Bear. Now I have no idea what the season holds for the Bears because I'm surrounded by Bear fans who seem to be cool with the same guy at center again -and things are going to be different for him this time? But why? All of your power as a lineman comes from the ground up. The knees support all of that power. If you have NO KNEES then how does that power get transferred and/or dissipated?

  • Love you Irish. Just fucking around. Time will tell on Garza. I didn't think he was all that good last year but I don't think he's the reason the Bears win or lose the Super Bowl either. The pocket in front of Jay is going to look a lot better this year with a serviceable left guard and a potential monster right guard. Garza will look better for it. Somebody is going to have to double Long to keep him out of the second level or Matty is going to run free. I'm guessing that will help Garza out quite a bit. Sorry about the crack on your sister. I kid because I care. (Sniff)

  • UNAGA SIGHTING!!!!

  • Harvey Unga. The mystery.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    why is that guy still on this team. smmfh

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I would love Unga's job.

    Just chill on the practice squad. Pop up in a few PS games in August. Then disappear for another year.

    Rinse wash repeat.

    Fat checks.

  • Yeah, and not enough time spent to keep you from another job to supplement the income

  • tom nelson... another lovie special!

  • Lenz is a crafty little fuck (see what I did there?)

    Under Lovie, he would probably be our starting slot (Sanzenbacher).

  • that was hardin's man.

    HeGone!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    #glasstoast

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hardin just knocked himself out again.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    jesus, stop the madness. cut that guy now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dude looks completely lost. The Browns just keep throwing it to his area.

    Could you imagine how horrible he was last year before he broke his ass?

  • i like ford

  • Definite cuts:
    * onobun
    * hardin
    * Unga

  • Okay, so it's safe to say that the Hardin/Unga reign has ended.

    The NFL is almost impossible to thrive in. With that being said:

    Hardin and Unga must be cut because to continue to pay them money to put on pads is insulting to the concept of money.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    ...and to football

  • In reply to Waffle:

    with that being said, Hardin and Unga are fucking superstuds compared to normal dudes. It makes you realize how much bigger badasses are out there on the field.

    example:

    Unga
    vs
    Clutts
    vs
    Vontae Leach
    vs
    Rathman
    vs
    Neal (sorry MB)

    increasing levels of badassness. some guys just don't have the ferocity to play NFL football. Unga and Hardin are good athletes and nothing more.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    how dare you.

    you put neal above rathman!?!?!? Nofucking way maingses.

    maybe Alstott, but I think of those two on the same plane. Neal was better than leach though.

  • dude, hoyer not bad maings. how bout getting that fool?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hoyer just earned himself a couple hundred thousand this year. not bad at all.
    Jordan Palmer will be signed immediately and will press McCown for the 2nd spot.

  • that sucks for Corey Brandon

    fights his way onto the practice squad last year and has a shot to do it again and gets fucking hurt with 3 minutes left in the 4th qtr. Can't even sign on with another team now. It's almost impossible for a 320lb man to fully rehab a torn knee ligament.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Yikes :-(

  • In reply to Waffle:

    #feelingbad

  • 'Sup bitches.

    I'll just let all of that stuff go back there. Tut tut.

    At work, so can't see anything, but people are down on Hardin and Washington? What happend with Cornelius? That's not good to hear.

    Double-T (he's making this squad) had 6 catches? How did he look? What's the vibe?

  • Toliver actually looked pretty good. Got some quality reps late in the game and made a few catches. Dude is big.

    But so was (Chris Summers?) last year. Toliver seems a perfect practice squad candidate.

  • We watched a Chicago Bears football series that consisted of handing the ball off to Harvey Unga four times in a row.

    Where is his dad? Remember when his dad showed up on the blog?

    Send us a damn check, dad. We earned it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    how big of a pussy did Unga look on some of those runs?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    turrible

  • So, Jim McMahon was a part of the concussion lawsuit with the NFL. In order to get his payout does he need to also stop drinking a case of miller lite a day? I didn't know what the protocol was.

    I thought I had CTE in college but then I realized my concussion symptoms may have been a result of drinking Rumpleminze straight from the bottle all night long.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    As I recall, "Adult Beverages' were mentioned often in Mac's biography which I read eons ago.

    Still, having re-watched several of the games on the '85 DVD set, he STILL took a beating even behind THAT offensive line. Several times a game you see stuff that ALWAYS draws a flag these days but didn't back then.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    then he proceeded to drink more beer in one day of golf than I drink in a month. Then he did it then next day...and the next day and the day after and for the next 30yrs. McMahon is a joke.

    He's got brain damage from the booze and to blame his current maladies on being tackled in football is insulting.

    No one thought Duerson had brain damage when he was OWNING life for decades after his career as a businessman. it was only after he made an absolutely terrible business decision followed by the depression that anyone would fall into and the behavior that depressed people engage in that people started talking about CTE. Everyone that plays a contact sport at some level has traces of CTE in their brains and even people that don't participate in these sports. Not everyone loses a multi million dollar business because they were greedy and pissed it all away then beat his wife because he knew he fucked it all up and then lost his seat on the board of ND because he beat his wife because he was depressed from pissing away a multi million dollar business for no fucking reason other than greed.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    ahh, it doesn't even fucking matter, I don't know why I get so worked up about it. I don't know what happened with Dave since I wasn't inside his head when he did what he did so i'll just shut my yap.

    I won't shut my yap about McMahon though, that crazy motherfucker was like that before he played ball. then you just combine that craziness with literally tens of thousands of gallons of ethanol exposure to his brain. I'm sure that has nothing to do with it though.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM2OA==

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i laughed out loud i admit it

    i lol'd

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM2Ng==

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    He was a tough bastard. Never rated. I'd have him as the first name down on my all-time roster if there was an actual game to be played with those players though. You might start Joe Cool, but if he goes down then the guy that saunters onto the field looking like it ain't no thang would be Jimmy Mac.

    Pisses me off seeing the comments section of nfl.com or wherever, with guys all saying the same thing "Lay off Cutler, he's the best QB we've ever had.".

    Nah. That's an insult to Luckman and McMahon.

    Only four quarterbacks in history won more of their games than Jim McMahon. Four. His detractors should all start their diatribes with that statement before they spew on about the defense winning those games. The same defense that was torn apart by Dan Marino. The same defense that mostly couldn't win without Jim. I think he was 24-0 as a starter at one point. I think it's a shame we didn't play the Dolphins in New Orleans. We would have won the re-match ..... because of James Robert McMahon.

  • Facts are stubborn things.

    1982 - played 9 of 9 games (strike season)
    1983 - played 14 of 16 games
    1984 - played 9 of 16 games
    1985 - played 13 of 16 games
    1986 - played 6 of 16 games
    1987 - played 7 of 15 games
    1988 - played 9 of 16 games

    So of 104 regular season games the Bears played when McMahon was on the team, he appeared in less than two thirds. Just doesn't scream "tough" to me.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Tough for his size. He played out the Raiders game with a lacerated kidney. It's not even an argument I'd enter. Anyone who saw him play football wouldn't question his football with a clear conscience. There'd be something personal in it. he was never beaten, never gave in, just like Sweetness. the holiday bowl game, the tampa game, the chiefs game, the minny game, the constant audibles. Awesome stuff.

    He would have lasted longer if he played these days, and remember that his career was effectively ended by Charles Martin, although Jim did say recently that at Green Bay his shoulder was better than ever and he could have probably played at a high level. I think if GB had played him then they would have been a more dangerous opponent for us. As Al said up above, if you watch how much punishment he took - his line were run-blockers - it's remarkable he played as much as he did. That's why I'll always respect Doug Flutie. Probably why he had such a successful career in football is that when you're Doug Flutie's size ... you'd better get rid of the ball quickly.

    I've just realized that the reason I write so many fan letters on here for Mac is because he never responded to the one I wrote him when I was thirteen. I was/am bipolar but I didn't know that then, so I wrote to Jim - of all the people - to tell him that I didn't feel so good. He was the only person I told about how I felt and how it seemed to be different to the way everyone else felt. Now I can imagine the sacks of letters arriving at halas hall, mostly from haters or women wanting to get pregnant with him, and then there was my one little letter, hand-written by a 13 year-old over in his old land of Ireland, stuck down the bottom, pleading for spiritual guidance ... from the punky QB.
    (facepalm)

    P.S. No, I didn't get a reply, hence the Dr. Phil moment there. I am still seeking Mac's acceptance. Jefe may have to do a thread for me so mac can send me a tweet or something @irish_sweetness to make amends. It's either that or diatribe every time his name comes up on the blog. Sorry.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Most cogently, when he was in there, we won. Pretty much. He was a winner. He broke every college record there was to be broken and invented a few. He led a bunch of nobodies to a Lombardi within three years. Forcibly, and by example. You know the Young and Ditka quotes.

    Fuck, there I go again. See?

    Mac! I WAS ONLY THIRTEEN! BASTARD!!

    Tweet me.

  • Holy shit, Trestman just admitted that Marquess Wilson was the backup for Bennett and that is why he was held out of the game.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Does he own a scale? Wilson will get destroyed in the slot at 6'4 185. Look how much of a beating Earl took over the middle.

    Is Wilson made out of adamantium or something?

    I hope they line him up on the outside and let the big boys go over the middle until Wilson bulks up.

  • he's pretty slight but he's got WR skillz. They know if he goes to the PS then they lose a nice young talent for no reason.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I definitely want him on the team, just not in the slot.

    I would like Alshon and Wilson to split duties actually. Or maybe put Alshon and Wilson in the outside, with Marshall in the slot (imagine a 5'8 nickle or lumbering LB trying to cover Beast)

    That would be a dangerous look.

  • It would be a very dangerous look for Cutler all right. Dangerous for his stats. Are we all really gung ho for a skinny rookie who doesn't know SHIT yet ?

    Menfolk. Really? A guy who will take 2 or 3 years for the penny to drop as a receiver and has to run around in the shower to get wet .... and HE'S the guy ? Mmkay.

  • he didn't look that bad in pads. he can easily put on 20 over the next year

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I'm sorry. He hasn't earned it. This is insane. He's basically our third receiver now? Fuck that. A skinny, under-powered rookie receiver leaving Cutler swinging his dick in a cool breeze again. Johnny Knox The Second. Fuck it. No more.

    FRONT OFFICE HALAS HALL : GIVE TERENCE TOLLIVER A FUCKING CHANCE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. NO MORE KNOX.

    SIX-FIVE!! HE'S SIX FOOT FUCKING FIVE !! YOU'RE ALWAYS OPEN AT SIX FIVE YOU DUMB COCKS!

    (slaps own head repeatedly)

  • Irish, you have to remember that Wilson was a draft pick that miraculously fell to the 7th round but that most considered a 2nd rd or 3rd talent. They signed him for a ham sandwich. He proved in college that all he does is fucking score touchdowns. Toliver did not do that at LSU.

    You keep talkking like Toliver is Megatron or Brandon Marshall because they are the same height. They are the same height but they are not the same SIZE and don't play with the same authority. Megatron and Marshall both have almost 25-30 lbs of muscle on Toliver. Toliver is a cunt hair bigger than Wilson. I will admit that Toliver was definitely willing to mix it up on specials but by no means was he some standout.

    I'll trust the pro coaches on this one.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    marshall and CJ are 230 and 236 respectively.

    I will summon my inner doc and do the quick math here....

    230 - 185 = 45

    236 - 185 = 51

    do you know what 50 EXTRA lbs of muscle looks like on a dude Irish. It's like having a small pitbull sewn onto your chest. That's an insane amount of muscle weight difference maings.

    Stop focusing on height... we have 4 guys that are all over 6'4" available to catch the ball (with our TEs), I think we're ok.

  • Irish, you bastard, Toliver played pretty well.

    We know Anderson is making the team, he had a 5 minute interview on the news after the game.
    Wilson is making the team per Trestman
    Toliver played well enough at WR and on specials to possibly make the team
    JT Thomas played well enough to possibly be the last LB
    Palmer played well enough to make the team
    Cornelius Washington played himself off of the team
    Hurst showed alot of promise for a rookie UDFA
    Hardin gone
    Unga gone
    Onobun spectacularly gone
    Webb - killed and dissected for his knee joint to give to Scott.
    Allen will make the team as the Bears would rather have an experienced specials guy and 3rd back since they know they probably won't need to use the 3rd back that much.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    you think allen makes the team over ford?

    I don't think that's possible just on principal alone.

    I really liked what ford brings to specials and to rb.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought Ford brought it on kick returns and at RB.

    Allen plays all the specials positions though and is a decent 3rd RB and how many plays will the 3rd back get anyway?

    I'll put it this way. I think Ford will make it because he showed fucking heart and skill and brawn but I wouldn't be surprised if they took Allen instead.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If Toub were still sp teams coach, I'd almost say it's a slam dunk Allen makes the team, especially since Allen can't qualify for the practice squad, while Ford can.

    But I don't know how much pull the new Sp Teams coach has. I like Ford more than Allen at RB, but maybe that's not enough.

    I'm also thinking that next year Bush and his expensive contract might no longer be on the team, so grooming Ford would save us a mid-rounder next draft.

  • Michael Bush has not shown up for the Bears like I hoped he would. He may very well be out next season, but you have to think he sticks this season.

    But surprises do happen.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    he was playing with a broken shoulder.

  • I never seriously considered they weren't keeping Ford. He could be put on the PS? Jebus. He's gone as soon as he hits the PS. He's a franchise running back. Insane in the membrane to stash him on the PS, because he wouldn't stay stashed for ten seconds.

  • some good some still crazy here my man.

    Liiiiiiitle too early to be calling dude a franchize, but 100% agree hegone the second he hits the PS.

    From what I saw he 100000% needs to be on the 53. A.Allen... buh bye.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Did Washington bone one of coach's girls? WTF happened out there?

  • he shit the bed maing. Didn't do a damn thing against bullshit OL talent from the Browns.

  • jesus fuck peter king, you are so useless.

    What a vague fluff piece of nothingness. So lame.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/video/mmqb/20130829/mmqb-postcard-chicago-bears.sportsillustrated/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    what a bag, then when you ask him to predict a record he'll say
    8-8 because he's a pussy.

    This offensive scheme is going to reduce sacks so much that people will be creaming themselves. Cutler will absolutely thrive in this offense.

  • "So Marquess Wilson is on the roster. Which basically means Phil Emery had - going into September - a ridiculous draft." Blogtwit

    If Cornilus Washington makes the team, that would mean that EVERY 2013 draft pick would be on the 53 (and even one or two UFDAs like Ford).

    Damn. I would like to know when was the last time that happened for the Bears, or if any other team would be able to boast that this year.

  • http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/tracker#dt-tabs:dt-by-team/dt-by-team-input:chi

  • Mb, sorry to bust yo u r balls but that singer you posted above is not that good, other than a pretty face and some pushed up tits. Tobi, are those even real? I need you to do some investigative work.

    Sorry MB, but I get perturbed when I see people with not much talent getting so much recognition. There's at least two female singers in my little town that would blow her away.

    I seen this band in Madison last weekend. Now rhis chick can sing!

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&v=kELt1iqHwfY

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I have my doubts as to their authenticity but will do some research later today.

    Lake Street Dive is not the type of music I normally gravitate towards but there's no denying their talent. I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually break out big...

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Guess I'm with Tobi... she's not bad but not my cup of tea. I'd still go see them tho.

    But I'll see these guys again first... (the music starts at 1:20 here)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAhFrqCEXyY

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    When I saw them it was just the two, more like this...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62_qeGgvlpM

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Fuck! That kind of voice and real rock bands need to come back. What's her name? She's awesome.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    corm, in all honesty... I couldn't give a smaller fuck if I was a midget about her 'true singing talent'. I'll leave that up to the music fanatics and pros like yourself.

    I just appreciate a beautiful woman with great boobs. She sounds nice to me, but I'm not really into chick acoustic covers of some of my favorite rock bands. She just really nice to look at.

  • Lake Street Dive is playing SD October 24. Check them out.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I came across this. Rachael Price is her name I believe. A jazzy cover of 'I want you back'. Absolutely wonderful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EPwRdVg5Ug

  • Ok, now that the preseason is over, it's time to pontificate on the Bengals game.

    Da Bears! Bears win 28-3.

    That is all!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    The Bengals turned the ball over a lot against the Cards - they aren't polished. Bernard is a dangerous runner if they use him. In the center of the line we have a best v worst competition with Geno Atkins and The Spaniard. When you lose the battle in the middle of the line more often than not -and it will be every play in this case - you cannot really win football games.

    Yo muy escared.

  • How many wins is Trestman worth this year? To make the firing of Lovie legit, the Bears need to win at least 12 games this year. In my opinion, anything less than that is not an improvement and if the Bears go 10-6, all they will have done is tread water.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Schedule's tougher this year though so keep that in mind. Also what they might do in the playoffs...

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Interesting perspective. What I see is a GM that seems to have a plan, and it may take a couple more years to come to fruition.

    That thing about consistently being in the hunt for championships - I think it's more than lip service out of Emery.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    going to the playoffs is not treading water. no fucking way minny duplicates last years performance

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    what the what trac?!?!?

    How are the two related. I mean I get how they are, but not the way you're thinking about it.

    Lovie was a fucking cancer and had less clue of how to build and manage an o that mike fucking tice did. and that's saying something.

    Trestman doesn't have to win any games to justify lovies firing because his firing was justified by his own actions over many years.

    Now, that said, as a new O coach who's supp. a geeeeenius. the O is going to need to show big improvement, and we'll need to at least be a + .500 team in year one... but honestly, even if we were 8-8 or 9-7 but the O and cutty got much better, I personally would be feeling good, and I think McCaskey and teddy BG would too.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    + a lot

    Get off it Trac. This year's schedule is a LOT harder than last year.

    If we make the playoffs, Trestman wins. Lovie would have never made the playoffs this year, we'd have Lack at Mike and Hester would still be a wideout. Come on.

  • Irish, sorry man:

    2013 Chicago Bear WRs:

    Marshall
    Jeffrey
    Bennett
    Weems
    Wilson
    Anderson

    Toliver is an unfortunate casualty of the Hester experiment and because that little fuck Eric Weems is just too fucking tough, dare I say Scrappy, to not have out there. That dude just doesn't give a shit about his body.....and coaches love that.

    Now, if the bears part ways with Earl, which would be a huge mistake in my humble opinion, then Toliver makes the squad. But why would you get rid of earl bennett right now? he's a proven commodity and has the ability to catch 35-60 passes in any offense.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I think the Bears should keep Earl, but they know more what's going on than I do for sure. One aspect that I also really like about Earl is that he both knows how and is unafraid to throw blocks downfield.

    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, if our WRs block like I was seeing in the preseason, Forte (you know, the *real* Chicago franchise RB) is going to have an insane season. Like "could set the all-time yards from scrimmage record" sort of a season.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    don't forget this Dave... I might keep him JUST for this: http://vimeo.com/39993529

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Dare I say, Dare!

  • In reply to Waffle:

    (facepalm)

    6'5.220lbs+
    Good hands.

    We couldn't use him.

    When Brandon tunes out - and this is why I logged in about three hours ago - Who plays outside? Jeffrey and Wilson? How green is that as your double-pronged attack? Who's next up? Nobody. No one left to stretch the sidelines. Just smurfs and Martellus. Just like the old days. I hope we run the rock 50 times a game.

  • OH HAPPY DAY J'MARCUS WEBB IS GONE, GONE, GONE.

    Guess that pay cut was just the beginning if the end, eh GP?

    Thank you Emery. Thank you Tresman. Thank you for seeing how incapable of playing football that pile of garbage was.

    J'Webb nation? SEE YA. *shove*

  • In reply to Shady:

    What happens if we lose two tackles ... hold-on now .... Say Bushrod and Mills went down. Scott and JB would be the guys I guess ... they've been trying Britten out at Center ... but Webb would be the swing tackle in that case. If it means double-T makes the team then so be it.

  • http://www.memesay.com/p/eye-roll-Jonathan-Bank-Breaking-Bad

  • DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    Webb brought this upon himself by soliciting too much attention for 7th-round project via social media. Made fans think he didn't care.

    No Jeff, Webb brought this upon himself by playing like garbage, getting caught drving around with a doobie and generally not giving a fuck about his job. This decision had little or nothing to do with the fans, his twitter account, or the fact he was a 7th round draft pick. Webb nation simply played himself off the team.

  • In reply to Shady:

    He did.

    They restructured his deal with the intent he would make it as swing tackle.

    Last night, Webb allowed a 4th string Cleveland Brown - a guy who next week will be mopping the kitchen at an Ohio White Castle - to BULL RUSH HIM TWICE and SPIN MOVE him, where Webb froze in place.

    It was like watching Gary Coleman beat the shit of Andre The Giant.

    And Cornelius went from Jimmy the Superfly Snooka to shit in one damn game.

    These guys don't got it. Just do not have.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh I forgot to say the stats on that Brown.

    6'2", 220.

    That's right kids - he was a fucking PEDESTRIAN.

    Watch the tape.

  • In reply to Shady:

    +x, where x >> 1

  • Jeff -

    Web agreed to restructure from $1.3M to $600k. THEY CUT HIM ANYWAY.

    You know how often teams restructure a guy and THEN CUT HIM? Incredibly, incredibly rare. It pisses everyone off, the front office, the agents, everyone.

    That's a testament to how badly he played last night. Trestman probably didn't let him take a cab home, just collected his pads and gave him cab fare. He SUCKED IT last night.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    It appears Webb will be a Raider. Perfect. Goodbye J'Marcus. I never ever liked you. You are terrible. That is all.

  • + more than I can say

  • Come on Tresticle - do the right thing.

    Keep Palmer. He's a smart pocket passer, and McCown should be teaching high school. If, heaven forbid, Jay has to sit - you go with Palmer, you know you will - because you simply can't put McCown into a NFL situation.

    Trestys - Lovie had his Caleb Hanie moment. That was the moment Ginny lifted her finger on her Stephen Hawking speak and spell, and spelled out "Lovie is an idiot". You don't want that, you don't want McCown becoming your Caleb Hanie. Don't do it, man. You're 57 years old, this is your last shot at the crown, get it right!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    smh lol

    Looks like they have no intention of keeping 3 QBs.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/30/bears-send-jordan-palmer-packing/

  • In reply to Shady:

    http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM2OQ==

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4685180/palmer-wins-battle-of-no-3-quarterbacks

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Palmer is a nice preseason or practice player because he can deliver a ball. Like last night where he was hardly touched. But the guy would get killed in an NFL game with a dirty pocket as was evidenced in the few times he got pressure. Kid is about as mobile as his older brother with only half his arm.

  • In reply to scotter:

    You said 'dirty pocket'.

  • Hmmmmm... maybe trestman has his sights set on a mccoy or hoyer type?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    One story has it that Trestman is looking to nab Aaron Rodgers little brother and stick him on the practice squad. Jay worked with him, so there's a smidgeon of credibility to the possibility...

  • fuck aaron rodgers and his entire cheese loving family.

    His other brother is a bartender here in town. I haven't been into his shitty bar/restaurant to check it out yet. Can you get thrown out for heckling a bartender?

  • Word is, Brandon Marshall and Trestman are not on the same page. According to a rumor some guy either started or got wind of in a comment bit on nfl.com .... Marshall is not happy with his role. Previously he was the man ... now he's a wooden duck, he's the magician's visible hand.

    Could the run-blocking be worrying him and his hip? Spreading the ball around so much with him as decoy will kill his numbers (which could be linked to pay incentives?).

    Ruh-roh.

  • C'mon Irish, you really think J is going to stop throwing his buddy B the ball? Silly innerness rumors.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I think he is coming off the rails a little bit...some guys really need to be the hero to thrive, and that's always been part of his bipolar DNA. What we're looking for here is not lots of Cutler-to-Marshall passes, but for Cutler to do his big brother thing and get him back on track between the ears.

  • Agreed. Another test of Cutler's leadership. Not that QBs should be expected to have to do such things, but when the situation presents itself, you hope your team leader can make something good happen.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Yup. And I don't think there's a more interesting QB/Receiver relationship in the entire league than this one. The "pressure" on Cutler to deliver a happy and productive Marshall is a helluva story.

  • Douchebird alert:

    JWebb is on Twitter this morning, allowing himself to be baited and trolling the net, getting into shouting matches with the fans who wanted him gone.

    https://twitter.com/jmarcuswebb

    Classy, J - classy. Stay fresh, have a nice life in Oakland.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP...LMAO with some of the twitter's......hahahahahaha...good luck Webb...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Some of the threads are ridiculous. He's arguing with knuckle draggers who can't spell and everybody is typing is caps.

    He's a moron. Just that simple.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP.....I know but it's ssssssssooooooo...........worth the price of admission to see them banter back and forth...bbbbbwwwwwaaaahhhhhaaaa!!!!!!!

  • And for the love of GOD can we please get the FUCK off of this 2-bit piece of shit site? Look, I'll donate to the cause, just let me know where and how to send it.

  • So I keep hearing McMahon on the air this morning saying he's really feeling a lot better these day. Huh? So he's managed to reverse the effects of CTE? Must be through toughness and determination

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    12 steps maybe?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Not mixing absinthe and windex really does help.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    oh, The Green Glass Cleaner... one of my favorite fancy cocktails!

  • Sooo...I'm thinking back to the "BLOW UP SHOVE NIGHT" in which Cutty was trying to get some fucking emotion out of Webb...and as always "Eeyore" had the same look LDL had, I'm just a big steamer. That shove doesn't look so bad any longer does it...CUTTY WANTS TO WIN!!!!!! and everyone better come to play,,,simple.

  • I must be missing this Fendi thing. Trestman praised him again today.

    He can't catch the ball.

    Oh, and how much fun will it be to watch Kellen Davis get cut from the Browns.

    The BROWNS.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No shit. Four of your five starting linemen plus your #1 tight end from last year all gone. The guys responsible for blocking for Cutler all gone except Garza and he's only here because there's only so much you can do in one off season. Garza won't be the center next year. That is truly amazing when you consider the o-line has been a widely recognized, glaring problem since 2007. Its a great feeling to sit and wonder just how good the line may end up being soon, rather than hoping Mike Tice can
    ssomehow "coach" a hot, steaming pile of dog shit into a viable NFL line. I am really looking forward to watching line play for the first time in a long time. It may or may not be great but it will be better and interesting.

  • Confirmed:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4685217/bears-begin-to-trim-roster-to-53

    OT J’Marcus Webb
    QB Jordan Palmer
    S Brandon Hardin
    S Tom Nelson
    OL Edwin Williams
    WR Josh Lenz
    LB Jerry Franklin
    WR Brittan Golden
    LS Brandon Hartson

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    edwin williams is a surprise isn't it?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Slauson's stint as a center for the Jets sealed his fate.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    how the fuck then... is autobahn (aka, kellen davis 2.0) still on this team for fuck's sake?!?!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It was to me, a little bit anyway.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4685223/enigmatic-webb-says-goodbye

    this says it all ..THANKS GLITCHY you FUCK!!

    “He’s got this,” the evaluator was told, or “He’s out doing that.” Naturally, as any talent evaluator would do, the scout started digging.
    Upon intensive vetting of Webb on two college campuses, the scout came away with two thoughts: 1). Because of Webb’s immense talent, people always made excuses for him, and 2). Despite all that talent, Webb lacked the motivation to consistently deliver the focus and intensity that teams can depend on.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    So - who was worse - Stan Thomas or JWebb?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    a toss up...

  • DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    Brandon Hardin will have another chance to make Bears roster next summer, after he inevitably reverts to IR. Injuries plagued entire career.

    No shit! I've only said this since last year's draft maingses.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yep. MB........ Dikerson wrote that in the same blog about the cuts so far.

  • fb_avatar

    I have to come clean. I'm a very avid football fan. I know the game pretty well. I've played, scouted and coach. But I am not able to objectively evaluate the men who play for the Bears. I love the uniform too much. On Hardin "let's see what he can do", on "Webb.. lots of talent, Tice will get it out of him", on Rex "Goddamn right, Rex is our QB", and so on and so on.

    I'm a homer. Can't stop. Once they are on the 53 they are Bears and I guess I see only the possibilities and the best they might offer.

    If you see me praising the next Bear who is awful, just remind me of this post.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM3MA==

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP...hahahahahahahahaha

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Big Mike...brah your'e not alone....We all have high expectations for our team...sheite..Webb had all the physicality...just didn't have the drive to bring it to the level that was needed..

    I mean it's a crap shoot...I'm always looking for the "Rudy" and gets me into trouble because I believe the heart and the mind is the true test of gladiator..his physicality is his limit..his passion is what drives him.

  • trent edwards gone too now.

  • fucking matt lienart just got cut from the fucking bills... WHO DON'T HAVE A QB!?!?!?!

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    In reply to MB30SD:

    See, I knew Matt Leinart was a tool coming out of college. The only thing that would have changed my mind, is if the Bears had drafted him.

  • damn, I feel badly for that kid. so much talent just being carelessly pissed up a wall

    http://nfl.si.com/2013/08/30/rgiii-knee-injury-dr-james-andrews-washington-redskins/?sct=nfl_t2_a1

    Fucking tranny.

  • damn again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6neRZqbCjdY

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