Audibles From the Long Snapper: Cutler's Maturation, Garlin, Deadspin on ESPN

Audibles From the Long Snapper: Cutler's Maturation, Garlin, Deadspin on ESPN

POMPEI WRITES LOVELY PIECE ON CUTLER

This is an article about how the evolution of a human being, a man, and less about football. (Thanks to Michael C. Wright for spreading the word on Twitter.) It is an absolutely must read and it contains passages like this:

Trestman, McCown and Marshall were among the guests who attended Cutler's June wedding to reality television star Kristin Cavallari in Nashville.

"I was very, very impressed with the humility of the entire affair," Trestman said of the ceremony, which took place at Woodmont Christian Church, and the reception at Houston Station. "It was a very unpretentious environment of people who really liked each other. It wasn't over the top. Very simple. It was a loving environment. I probably said too much already. I was appreciative of being there and getting to know some of the people in his life."

It seems clear marriage and fatherhood -- Jay and Kristin are parents of 1-year-old Camden Jack Cutler -- have been factors in Cutler's growth. The same face that cameras have captured sneering at teammates recently has been caught making baby faces. Yes, teammates have observed Cutler cooing at Camden via FaceTime at Halas Hall. He also has been observed reading parenting books, and books on marriage.

"Spending as much time as I do with him, sharing meals at his house, watching him be a dad, I think it's really cool," McCown said. "When a man embraces leading his home and that area of his life, I think other areas of his life should fall into place. You are starting to see that with him."

CLICK HERE to read the entirety of the piece. It's on so web site I've never heard of called Sports on Earth - which is the definition of a catch-all.

JEFF GARLIN: BEARS FAN

Another article that somehow slipped by me was Jeff Garlin's 10 Things I Think I Think piece for Peter King's newly-formed TheMMQB. (Can someone explain to why King and SI didn't just buy out MMQB.com for the ten grand it would have cost instead of tagging on the ridiculous article at the start? This just seems like corporate cheapness.) Here are a few favorites from the Garlin piece:

1. I think if you’re not from Chicago—I am—you might not understand the Bears are more popular than the Bulls, Blackhawks, Sox and Cubs combined. It’s insane.

2. I think when you ask me my favorite Bears moment, it’s this: any time Walter Payton ran the ball. Oh my God, I saw him do all these different things—running to his right, changing, running to his left, then pounding the crap out of someone. The idea was, I’m gonna hurt you more than you hurt me. I met him once. I couldn’t believe I was in the same room as him. I said, ‘Hi! Nice to meet you.’ My voice went up. It cracked. He was retired. I was in awe.

3. I think one of my memories of the Super Bowl in ’85 was walking back to my apartment in Chicago after the game and just freezing. Freezing. And naked people running through the streets. More than one person. Zero degrees. Naked people!

4. I think the Bears were better the next year. But the team and Mike Ditka started to believe the hype. When that happens, the fall isn’t very far away.

Then he starts talking about fantasy football and I lost interest.

DEADSPIN DISSECTS THE ESPN-CREATED STORY

If you've ever wondered how something as stupid as Jaws saying Colin Kaepernick could become one of the greatest quarterbacks ever becomes news, Deadspin broke it down piece-for-piece:

Step 1: Ron Jaworski goes on SportsCenter Wednesday at a little after noon and says something absolutely ridiculous: "I truly believe Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever."

Step 2SportsCenter replays that clip less than an hour later. "Strong words from Jaws!"

Step 3: A reporter at 49ers camp asks Colin Kaepernick, "Ron Jaworski said today he thought you could be the greatest quarterback of all-time, the best quarterback ever. How do you deal with praise and stuff in this off-season and what not?" That full question—and Kaepernick's response—are later broadcast on SportsCenter.

Step 4: Steve Levy goes on the 11 p.m. SportsCenter and talks about what Jaworski had to say.

Step 5: Steve Young comes on SportsCenter to do a spot on Jaws's opinion.

Step 6: San Francisco's ABC affiliate does a segment dedicated to it. ABC and ESPN are both owned by Disney.

Step 7SportsCenter replays Jaws's hot take several times overnight. SportsCenter anchor Jonathan Coachman reports that Kaepernick is "humbly appreciative of all this greatest-ever talk." All this greatest-ever talk.

Step 8: The AP writes up a story about Jaworski's take. (So does SI.)

Step 9: ESPN picks up the AP story.

Step 10: ESPN puts the AP story on the front page of ESPN.com with the headline, "Jaworski praises Colin Kaepernick."

Step 11: ESPN Radio's Mike Golic plays the clip and dedicates one of his first segments to it on Thursday morning.

Step 12: A topic for the morning SportsCenter. "Jaws made a little bit of news yesterday!" Jaworski comes on with Adam Schefter to talk about what he said. And then Jaworski says that Kaepernick answered the question—that is, a question from the reporter about Jaworski's take—perfectly.

Step 13: Jaws goes on another edition of SportsCenter. "I'm going to stick to what I said!" he said, laughing hysterically.

Step 14: Jaworski goes on First Take to talk about it with Skip Bayless. "You put it on Tebow," Jaworski tells him.

It's shrewd. It's maniacal. And it's why ESPN has the power it has in the sports world: they control the conversation.

CUTLER FIRST DOWN RUN VS PITTSBURGH

If you had a chance to listen to my conversation with Steve Maneri yesterday you heard how excited he got discussing this run by Cutler. It inspired the sideline. Here's what some ex-quarterbacks thought about the play and I think the discussion is fair:

FIVE ADDITIONAL LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT

  1. PFF continues to track the ROY race and Kyle Long is currently in the sixth position. Nice to read an article actually analyzing the rookie class.
  2. I'm not sure fans care about Brian Urlacher's media career but this an article about Mike Tyson giving  54 a boxing lesson on Fox Sports 1.
  3. Rashad Johnson lost the tip of his finger playing football and Tweeted a picture of the monstrosity.
  4. Nate Burleson wasn't texting and driving when he wrecked his car. He was distracted by pizza sliding off the front seat.
  5. Not only should Michael Bush be getting more playing time but I would start working Michael Ford into the game plan. The Bears need Matt Forte in December and January. 30 touches a game will be hard to sustain.

YOU WANTED TO HEAR TIM CURRY SING DAVY CROCKETT?

I know you did. Do yourself a favor and listen to this:

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  • Foist.

    and Stafford.... DEAD!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dat's a Noo Yoik foist !

  • "Not only should Michael Bush be getting more playing time but I would start working Michael Ford into the game plan. The Bears need Matt Forte in December and January. 30 touches a game will be hard to sustain."

    People read jeff... jeff reads me.

    Exactly Jeff, exactly.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I've been on the Jay growing up theme for three weeks or more now. Jeff quotes these media stiffs finally catching on like it's some sort of insight. *sigh*

    And I wrote the instant I got back from the game about the Cutler run and how it won the game. Did any of you *really* need to read crap days later from the team to know that it inspired them to kick ass?.

    I texted a fried of mine immediately after that play - "game over, Bears win". It was that obvious to me, and the play that made Jay Cutler a Chicago Bear forever for me.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    And we were there to see you pour yourself that first cup of sweet, sweet Cutler Cool-aid.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    No shit. What a metamorphosis.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    More Ford, yes please. He can't do anything without a uniform on. Okay, there are numerous things he can do without a uniform on, but running the ball for my Bears isn't one of them.

    Jaws apparently sees what nobody else sees. Why do 'experts' insist on trying to be the first to recognise GOATS? Let them be great first before handing out the BJs. Rod Woodson seemed to disappear after calling Vick the most dangerous QB ever. Hopefully the same will happen to Jaws. Average QB, terrible analyst.

  • it's because Rod Woodson mumbled the second part of his statement: "Vick is the most dangerous QB ever to take a snap in Madden football"

  • http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/york-prep-football-team-cancels-season-following-game-145922121.html

    horrible and totally heart wrenchingly tragic, but I believe this is the wrong decision. I'm pretty sure if the kid was a leader on that team, that he would much rather they play out the season and dedicate it to him. My $.02 anyway.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They did the right thing if the guys on the team say it's the right decision and they wouldn't have done it unless an enormous majority of them chose to do it.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Hmmm... I didn't really get that from the vid, but you might be right. Seemed like a top down thing to me from the footage.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh shit, i didn't watch the video, they made it seem like the kids on the team voted to stop playing. This was all from the top down like you said.....and that my friend...is some bullshit.

  • http://news.yahoo.com/aaron-alexis-navy-yard-video-175705579.html

    whoa, that is fucking gnarly. the dude wasn't in a psycho daze episode... he was fucking hunting people. that's scary.

  • Ya'll ready for the Nick Collins coming out party?

  • In reply to Crown:

    I love Phil Collins, that dude can ball.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkADj0TPrJA

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I see you and raise you Michael Mann:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rkJ66kHYKU

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Full house mother fucker

    http://vimeo.com/34116115

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    btw, how fucking bad ass was the first year of Miami Vice before it went all mainstream and they bowed to the man. So amazingly awesome is the correct answer.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I was at a Clapton concert in '89 .... and he brings out Phil Collins as his special guest. I have rarely been so disappointed. Of all the people that dude knows ... and he trots out Mr. Disney. Fack.

  • pop quiz, who did old phil support publicly (and financially) in the early 80's.

    Yep, the PLO

    Fucking asshole.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I believe it was the Judean People's Front, MB.

    Splitters.

  • Wtf?!?!

    Irish where in thee fuck do you come up with this sheite?!?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Waiti think I may have misread that... I'll do more research. Bed time.

    Sigh

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS-0Az7dgRY

  • i was at Phish in brooklyn and they brought out Jay Z. now, i'm not really a big Jay Z fan, but that was fuggin neat.

  • In reply to Crown:

    I am Crown, I am. He and Paea have looked better than I expected so far. In fact, like the best two DL we have. And who would've thunk THAT?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Not only have they been better than expected... They have been better than Melton. I still think it will be interesting how many snaps Minter, Pep, and Woot get at DT.

  • In reply to Crown:

    I am Crown, I am. He and Paea have looked better than I expected so far. In fact, like the best two DL we have. And who would've thunk THAT?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Fuck this site

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    soon dave sooooon.

  • Consider us above the radar gents: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20130925/nfl-power-rankings-week-3-denver-broncos/?sct=nfl_t11_a2

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "There were two plays in Sunday night's win that really revealed a new and improved Jay Cutler. Both involved the Steelers bringing heavy pressure from Cutler's blindside. On one, he stepped into the pocket and fired a Tebow-like jump pass; on the other he escaped and shoveled a pass to his safety valve. Old Cutler likely would have taken a couple sacks -- and probably fumbled at least once -- under similar circumstances."

    tool

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    uch. if i never see someone compare cutler to tebow again, it will still be too many comparisons for me to like.

  • this is.... awesome. You're welcome.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4ajQ-foj2Q#t=376

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    BAAAAAAHAHAHAHA... almost equally as awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlVi0noRr-o#t=92

    You're welcome again.

    (this thing on?)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    fucking awesome

  • In reply to Waffle:

    nooooo... don't try it maings. You're wife will NOT be amused.

  • You'll love this GP: http://uncrate.com/stuff/equus-bass-770/

    And it's only a quarter of a mill!

  • Here's a good read about 1st year coaches from SI.

    http://nfl.si.com/2013/09/25/chip-kelly-marc-trestman-andy-reid-rookie-nfl-coaches/?sct=nfl_t1t_a3

  • http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/10/how-the-nfl-fleeces-taxpayers/309448/

    Ya think?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    This shit pisses me off, like all corporate welfare. The new Red Wings deal is particularly egregious considering the Detroit bankruptcy. We agree on some things politically Brownie, probably more than you think. Or, agreeing is boring and it's more fun to debate the other topics.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Or even how error-free Patrick Mannelly and Adam Podlesh are on Robbie Gould field goal attempts.

    When was the last time you saw either of them screw it up? Honestly, I cannot remember a single time.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    The last time Patrick Mannelly screwed up was pretty memorable...given the title of this recurring piece.

    Oh, on field goals...fine, can't remember.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Patrick Mannelly is by far the most unsung Bear. He's Mr. Bear. When do you ever see that mess up ... and he came to Halas Hall on a covered wagon.

  • hee hee

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I'm sure we do...but yeah, debating is fun.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    What do you think about this fine taxpayer scam Brownie?

    http://www.gopusa.com/news/2013/02/07/government-free-phone-program-full-of-fraud-and-abuse/

    When I was 25, I rented a room in a house for 50 bucks a week, drove a motorcycle because that's all I could afford, worked 70-80 hours a week between a gas station and a retail store and still was able to pay for a telephone line, vehicle insurance, food, gas rent and my share of utilities. Going without and refusing to put my hand out made me a better person because it caused me to change my life style for the better and I was never a drain on anyone. I don't get this cell phone thing, it's a crying shame.

    Oh and by the way, nothing is free.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    So, it was a good idea when it was land-lines, and is terrible because the world revolves around wireless now?
    I'm not even going to comment on the source.
    OK.
    Here's the funny part..."The industry has rapidly become dominated by TracFone Technologies Inc., whose business model has focused largely on taking advantage of the subsidies, spending $41 million advertising its "free" phones to the poor in 2010. The Miami-based company resells major providers' services, and it successfully petitioned for an exception to a rule that made only companies actually controlling cellular service eligible."

    So, you got some 'splaining to do, Mr.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Nothing is free ... unless you're already wealthy or famous.

  • What about handsome and smart? Yuk yuk.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ha. So did this guy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BicXnM430d4

  • Hey Dave, how's this.

    Just put my babies down and turned on NBC Sports to.... NFL Turning Point.

    Guess which game they are doing... and guess which play was the 'turning point of the game"

    Yep, us @ steelers last Sunday night... the turning point play.... jay knocking the piss out to that DB.

    Bang! Bang!

    (Side note that you'll also like: Earl SMOKED his man off the line and in most of his route for that last TD. The dude caught up as he ran out of room in the back corner, but it was a beautiful play by earl and cutty.)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dammit - I like that show and I f-cking always forget its on because "The League" is on tonight.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    was awesome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Saw it. Enjoyed it.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    good stuff, huh Al. Nice to see our boys in the limelight a bit.

    See what wining does for a team. I'm so sick of seeing nothing but the patriots, packers, and broncos. Yuck.

  • pretty much the only thing I like about MLB

    http://extramustard.si.com/2013/09/25/mlb-rookie-hazing-photos-red-sox-angels-athletics-giants-mets-royals/

    Funny shit.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY2X-qOF6lA

    sigh.

  • New season of EB&D next week baby

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvZu-RGqjFA

  • RABBIT!!!!!

    DON'T DRINK THAT... IT HAS... ARTIFICIAL... SWEETENER

  • Well, so much for Denver and Philly being at parity in the betting - the Yahoo pickem league had them as such. Philly are 10.5 dogs.

    Seattle are only -2.5. Jefe was saying the Hawks on the road are historically a different story, but HOU did look particularly bad last week at BAL, and surely Sherman/Chancellor are going to give him hell.

    So ... SEA -2.5 and the Bearce +3 ??

  • Ron Jaworski has become another ESPN caricature.

    He and Berman should be studied in Media classes under the heading

    "Do NOT be like THIS."

  • As long as we are looking at the long term for Forte, and I do not disagree, I move that Peanut be given this Sunday off. Knee and groin issues don't get better by continuing to play with them.

    Peanut did not practice today.

    Neither, BTW, did Megatron, whose knee has been an issue since camp.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Dude. Optimus Prime is required for the Megatron. No Peanut equals Detroit win IMHO.

    People can put Big Ben's 400 yarder down to garbage time, but I didn't see any garbage time in that game. Until the last turnover, they were right in there, that was a close game towards the end. You can't explain away Antonio's numbers either - our defensive backfield is in crisis. We face the #2 passing offense in the league thus far and that spells trouble ... and Detroit are favorites in this game. No Burleson? So what? They have two tight ends and Reggie Bush is a new addition. # slightly worried

    Hashtags?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57dzaMaouXA

  • So MB's feelings towards the Pussy Cats is unfounded? Yes Irish, I agree with you. This is a very important game that the Bears need to win.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Fuck the lions.

    That said you all know how I feel about our DB situation, and I agree it's going to be a tough game.

    THAT said.... fuck the lions.

  • As for Tim Curry singing "The Ballad Davey Crockett" THAT was no favor, Blogfather.

    Yuck.

    Keep your hands off the classics, Tim, and please confine your butchering to hogs & cattle.

  • Oooh, interesting. Are the NYG capable of getting within 5 of KC? KC at home.
    Thoughts?

  • That KC defense looks like the real deal and they've had 10 days to lick their chops over that Giants' offensive line.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Upon furhter inspection ...

    KC are +9 in turnovers, NYG -9.

    The Lions #2 passing ? They lost to the Cardinals and beat a less-than-stellar Skins team. Our first and 1 debacle against Minny should have made that a more comfortable victory. I don't think they should be favorites. But how hurt is Optimus Prime ??

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I like me some KC Chiefs. I'm happy for their fans mostly. As a Bears fan, I can relate.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Always liked the Chiefs. Good franchise. Hope they go far this year. I'd be sorry to have to spoil the party in New Jersey .. .although it will likely be the old enemy, Turtlehead, that we face. This time it's Episode VI .. .and Cutty is Luke Skywalker.

  • Anyone who thinks Jay Cutler running over Mr. Golden is a sign of some new attitude for Jay hasn't been paying attention.

    Did he not "HELICOPTER" to get into the endzone in his first game vs. Detroit at Soldier Field?

    He broke his thumb preventing a pick-six (caused by another of the TOO MANY broken receiver routes he's had to endure in Chicago).

    And he's endured the kind of HAILSTORM of sacks that has driven more than one NFL QB to oblivion.

    Has he matured a bit? It would seem so but taking on a DB to get a first down is nothing new, attitude-wise, for Jay Cutler.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Detroit, yes. It was an even more courageous attempt to help his team. Lowering your shoulder on a Smurf ... that's like rubbing one out .... it's always going to have a positive ending, I don't think it makes you 'tough'. On the Detroit TD he knew he was going to get creamed.

    But Jimmy used to do that stuff all the time and he didn't have Cutty's size.

    Greatest.
    Quarterback.
    Ever.

    (swoon)

  • Jimmy Mac was ok but he was no Jay Cutler. He was a welcome change from Bob Avellini, Mike Phipps and Vince Evans. Talk about the dark ages. I think when Jays career is over, Jimmy Mac comparisons will be laughable. Besides, Jimmy never went 19-0. Ha.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    On the contrary, I believe he was 21-0 between '85-'87 before he lost a game. He certainly pissed all over Cutler's college career, and about 99% of all QBs who ever played college ball. Jim was a winner.

    Cutty needs to win a Lombardi though. Until then he will always be behind Luckman and Mac for me.

    Two quotes about Jim will always stick with me. Ditka said he was the smartest player he ever coached .. .and Steve Young's comment about how he learned the game of football sitting on the bench at BYU. Two HOFers. Big respect.

    Cutty is still just potential at this stage. That Lombardi is awful lonely.... when he brings home the bacon, then we'll talk.

  • Winning a Lombardi is a team effort and let's agree that Jimmy Mac played on a team that you could have inserted almost every quarterback in the league into and they would have won.

    Sid Luckman played at a time when football was very different and the pass had pretty much just been invented. To insert Sid Luckman into a conversation about football at this point is embarassing.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Not at all, if you're talking about Bear QBs? Luckman's a legend. You can only beat what's in front of you. Otto Graham was in the 'superbowl' every year of his ten years in football, winning it 7 times. Is that irrelevant because Joe Flacco has a bigger arm? No, it's fucking incredible is what it is. Winners are winners, regardless of the era.

    And I disagree about inserting any QB onto that '85 team and you get the same result. Ditka said that without McMahon they don't win the superbowl - and that is a man not given to saying things he doesn't mean.

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    Cutler has more talent as a QB than McMahon could ever wish to have. Yeah, McMahon was tough, but c'mon. This 85 Bears nostalgia gets so old. They were very good. Even Mike Tice couldn't have screwed up that team as an OC. Watching the highlights every so often, they had 4-5 basic concepts. They worked because the OL was phenomenal, #34 was the G.O.A.T., and Gault blew the top off of every defense the Bears faced. Oh yeah, I think the defense was pretty good that year.

    Jimmy Mac was more than the Trent Dilfer of his era, but he had one above average year. Kyle Orton could have taken that team to the Super Bowl.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    "Cutler has more talent as a QB than McMahon could ever wish to have.

    That's a ridiculous statement. The man set 32 NCAA records. You have a HOF QB in Steve Young saying he learned the game of football by watching Jim? Who said anything of the sort about Cutler? What has Jay done thus far? Nobody audibled like Jim except Montana. He was the OC. He had to reverse call Ditka all the time otherwise it would have been nothing but run plays. Cutty sees something he doesn't like at the LOS and he blows a timeout. Jim turned those situations into points.

    Cutler is more physically talented, yes. If Jim looked like Cutler he wouldn't have been injured so often, but you can only play with what God gave you. Again, Jay only gets in the conversation if he wins something. then a discussion begins. Up until that point he's just a very expensive acquisition.

    And I'd be very happy if we made Dallas an offer for Kyle. Not good enough to challenge the starter, but good enough to hand it off and throw a few short-intermediate routes. We have zero chance if Cutty goes down. A team like Tennessee actually get better if Locker goes down.

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    Physically Talented is my point

  • Such a laughable notion. Ha ha ha

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    In reply to Albertintucson:

    +100

  • Here's how I see the Division playing out:

    Bears 16-0
    Pussy Cats 11-5
    Pukes 8-8
    Queens 6-10

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    smh trac. what are you smoking man.

    Swap the lions and the packers.

    I think you better cute down on your biblical herb intake my man

  • That might be a tad outré., If you didn't see this coming from Cutler, you've had your head in a very dark and, messy place., He's been ,in there from the start. ,I don't have a clue why it took this long to escape from where he was hiding, but he has and I think it is going to be one helluva season.

  • In reply to BLOOMIE1937:

    He's in his fifth season with the Bears ! He's thirty fucking years old! How long does it take to learn to throw the ball into the stands, seriously? And he still hasn't learned it - that 'pass' to Manieri (who was NOT open if you look at the required trajectory) is one of the more outlandish I've ever seen from anybody.

    Bloomie, are you 76 ?

  • he was wide fucking open Irish, the ball got tipped by the DL, it happens in professional football. I don't agree with passing on first down from the 1 and I don't agree with the route but the ball got tipped well before the line of scrimmage and I don't care how fucking old Jay is. If you put any quarterback on the Bears from 2009 through 2012 NO ONE would be guaranteed any level of success. That's why the fired everyone, cleaned house, replaced almost the entire line and brought in a TE that can fucking catch and run.

  • jesus irish...

  • Cutler kept a BAD offense (talent wise and scheme wise) afloat for years. He is now being given a chance to work with the same kind of tools that every other "elite" quarterback is given when they walk through the door.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    ...and the addition of Trestman and Kromer who have extensive experience in offenses designed to minimize sacks and pressure on the qb is key. Trestman is the kind of guy that is not so incredibly stubborn that he can't realize when he needs to adapt to a situation.
    Cutler respects this staff because they aren't just jamming some idea down his throat, they are creatively and comprehensively addressing his main concerns that have been ignored forever which are:
    1. putting the players in positions to succeed
    2. calling intelligent plays that have a reasonable chance of NOT getting Jay killed.
    3. adding talent at key positions to ensure that the best talent in son the field and not a bunch of guys and coaches that will never coach or play meaningfully ever again once they leave Chicago.

    Bear down.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Exactly, Waffle. So no more excuses. This needs to be a deep playoff run now. No more excuses.

    And remember boys, what happened against Miami in 1985 when that super all-time-great defense and Walter Payton were on the field? I'll tell you what, the perfect season got ruined because you-know-who wasn't on the field. End of.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Exactly, Waffle. So no more excuses. This needs to be a deep playoff run now. No more excuses.

    And remember boys, what happened against Miami in 1985 when that super all-time-great defense and Walter Payton were on the field? I'll tell you what, the perfect season got ruined because you-know-who wasn't on the field. End of.

  • Plus, this is pussy football nowadays, can't touch the QB. Mac was getting horsewhipped on every single passing play. I can't believe the lack of respect on here for McMahon, it's sickening. Only a certain Charles Martin prevented what could have been a Bears dynasty. Nothing to do with a lack of any talent on Mac's part.

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    Related thoughts for the day

    - Chicken Dinner does well this week on a fast track.
    - Bush/Megatron/Stafford will turn this into a track meet
    - Bears win the track meet.

    Oh and the "no shit, sherlock" story of the week

    "Improved line play part of Cutler success story "
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0926-bits-bears-chicago-20130926,0,3552582.story

  • That Batdad stuff was hilarious.

    WHERE IS SHE!?!?!

    Daddy she's right there.

    ...Oh.

  • In reply to Shady:

    haha, loved it

  • In reply to Shady:

    you're welcome.

    Maybe this year you'll buy my fucking beer too.

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