Bears Defense Must Be About Pressure, Not Punches

Bears Defense Must Be About Pressure, Not Punches

Charles Tillman could punch the whiskey out of a drunkard's hand.

But that doesn't mean the Bears defense should rely on he and his band of merry men's remarkable ability to create turnovers as a sound defensive strategy. Turnovers are to defensive football what fifty-yard plus touchdown passes are to offensive football: thrilling, momentum-shifting moments. But they are also unreliable, even for teams with a particular specialty in creating them.

Defenses need to be good for three downs. They need to be consistent for three downs. And to be a consistent three-down defense in the modern NFL means you must pressure the opposing quarterback. There was only one NFL running back to go over 100 yards Sunday. One. The position has been devalued. It's only a matter of time before some statistic proves a team is likelier to win if they throw every down and an inspired young coach gives it a try. Pressuring the quarterback has become more important than stopping the run and Item #1 for defensive coordinators for the first time in football history.

And according to the new-age statisticians over at Pro Football Focus and my human eyes, nobody in the NFL did a worse job of pressuring the opposing quarterback Sunday than the Chicago Bears. This with Bengals quarterbacks being sacked more than Bears quarterbacks in 2012.

There is no need to overreact to the results of the season's first game. Sunday's lack of pass rush does not signal the end of Julius Peppers' career or that Henry Melton is headed for a flop contract year. But if the Bears find themselves lacking consistent pressure out of their front it will be incumbent upon defensive coordinator Mel Tucker to generate pressure with a blitz here or there. That is a risky proposition but it may be a necessary risk.

Because players like A.J. Green are coming down the line. Calvin Johnson twice. Dez Bryant. Passing games far better than Cincy's are coming too. Green Bay twice. Washington. New Orleans. New York Giants' three-headed monster. Trestman said in his Monday press conference, "You can't cover without a rush". He's right. The rules don't allow it any longer. The only way to stop an opposing offense is to hit the fella attempting to do the passing.

And it's more than just a defensive consideration. The Bears finally have an offensive head coach and a system capable of stringing together successful drives and lighting up the scoreboard. The old Lovie Smith approach of allowing the opponent to move down the field and eventually forcing them to kick field goal or take the ball away was fine with his record of offensive production. For the Trestman Bears, the ball needs to be in Jay Cutler's hands as often as possible.

That won't be possible should the defense allow quarterbacks to sit in the pocket, survey the field and throw it deep. Now matter how good Peanut and Jennings are. No wonder how prolific they are punching the football loose. They must pressure and hit the opposing quarterback.

It starts with the men up front. Then it moves to the coach upstairs.

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  • peanut punch.... sounds delish.

    That's what we force feed other O's. Bitches.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wait, Nestlé actually made a peanut punch? Oh gawd

    http://www.memesay.com/p/throw-up-disgust-Team-America

  • In reply to Shady:

    Yeah, it's served to all the preschoolers as part of the Head Start program.

  • secondly....

    the world's equilibrium have been restored last night when the chargers blew a 24 pt (or something) lead to lose the game, I can continue with my day.

    Oh, and agree 1000% with you yonny. Rivers is THEE biggest dbag in the nfl.

  • Jeff makes it sound like punching a glass out of a drunks hand is difficult.
    In my experience, that's not particularly hard to do.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    i thought it was more a commentary on tillman's blatant disregard for a man's love of the object in his hand.

    like, "peanut can punch the whiskey out of drunkard's hand because his conscious is non-existent and he doesn't understand the pain and anguish he'll cause that poor man."

    of course, i could be totally off base here.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    lol, well played. I think you're off base, but in a spectacularly well reasoned way.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I was going to chime in on that ... I mean you could just wait until they dropped it .... or put their other hand in a bowl of warm water and just make them soil themselves and then drop it ... or you could tickle them on the nose and have them smash it into their face.

    I'll get my coat.

  • 1. We have the Jacksonsville DC now

    2. Jacksonville had the worst stats in the NFL last year for pressuring the QB.

    3. Now we don't seem to be much good at pressuring the QB.

    I'm hoping this isn't a DC philosophy. The boys on the Score (fuck those guys) urged calm and that we will see the dominant Pep yet again. Not so sure we don't struggle with getting an effective rush in all year.

    Time to switch to the 3-4! Ha.

    P.S. bitches be cray-cray
    http://tinyurl.com/qz3ddmp

  • In reply to gpldan:

    i've been of the understanding that the bears didn't hire mel tucker because he was the best D-coordinator out there, but because he was the D-coordinator who would do his best to keep things close to the LoveRod-2 all our players were so reluctant to leave.

    hopefully i'm wrong. hopefully they saw something in mel that they believe will spark the d to step up the game and get some pressure going. i know you it's too early to tell after just one week. we can't rush to judgment. but still, i'd rather we were trying to calm ourselves down because the one week gave us 3 sacks, 9 QB hits, and 14 QB hurries.

  • I'm relatively sure the Bears have and will continue to rely on turnovers as an effective defensive strategy.

    It's also not like the two are mutually exclusive, clearly they go hand in hand. But let me ask you this: Would you rather have 6 sacks or 2 turnovers? I'll take the turnovers thank you.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Can I have 6 sacks that cause 2 turnovers?

    #bestofbothworlds

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Doc, $ or NBiT can check the numbers on this, but I believe turnovers have a higher correlation to winning than sacks, hurries and/or pressures.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I would certainly believe that, Shady.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Marinelli's Cowboys had 6 takeaways. If Romo wasn't such a bag of dicks.

    NFL QBs ... 'sup ?

    http://profootballmock.com/facebookchat/nfl-qbs-on-facebook-and-theyre-off/

  • fucking love those. lololololo

    TOM BRADY
    You went full Romo, Ryan. You should never go full Romo.

    TOM BRADY
    Yeah, against Jacksonville. That’s about as easy as scheduling a game of kickball against the J.V. squad of the local Amputee Academy.

    TOM BRADY
    And then they don’t show up, so you play Jacksonville instead.

    TERRELLE PRYOR
    I’m a QB actually.

    DREW BREES
    I’ve seen you throw. I disagree.

    ARCHIE MANNING
    Well that’s nice, Pumpkin. Fathers love hearing about their daughters’ successful careers.

    awesome.

  • Looking at the highlights on recording - Bengals lined up 3 wide the majority of sets - Isiah Frey outplayed James Anderson on downs.

    In that configuration, you have to have Conte sit on AJ Green. He can't play his zone, he has to shadow Green, and you allow Wright and Frey and Jennings to take the other 2 wideouts.

    That long ball to Green for 1st and Goal should have had Conte trying to behead Green. Peanut is good, but nobody can isolate on Green and win. Revis maybe, but that's it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "Peanut is good, but nobody can isolate on Moss and win."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoRzn3ZVTa0

    Yes. This was years ago. But I thought it was apt.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    that is one of my top 10 favorite plays by the bears of all time.

  • In reply to bearfantillend:

    what are some others? now's as good a time as any to give us some good clips to watch. we've got lots of time to kill until sunday =]

  • In reply to evantonio:

    A proud moment indeed.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    That play will get shown alot when Tillman gets his HOF jacket.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    So why us it peanut can shut down negation but he doesn't have a prayer against Green. Nay I say, it's the new DC.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Did I miss something or did Peanut not have two picks yesterday?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Two days ago, but my point stands.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Boy did I butcher that on me iPhone. Megatron. No kidding brownie, I think I DC needs to get with the program.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    it's also just one game.

  • Holy shit - that late game Cushing pick by Rivers was a turrible thing of awfulness.

    Let nobody continue to compare Rivers and Cutty anymore.

    This is the season that Cutty defies comparison and people stop saying Jeff George. Every fucking QB from Indiana is not Jeff George, even if Cutty shares George's penchant for assholery.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jeff George had a qb rating of about 92 for most of his years. It's just that he bounced from team to team every year because he was a jerk. Then he just got old and started taking any gig possible. He was never a bad qb. Never got the comparison.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    not sure where you're getting that from, but Pro Football Reference says his QBR was over 90 only twice in his career. the majority of years (8 out of 12) it was under 80.

    i think the comparisons come from being a High Draft Pick who never really lives up to his potential. Jeff, of course, wasn't allowed to just be an average QB because he was the #1 overall pick with a super handsome SI cover (http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1990/0430_large.jpg). Cutler gets shit because he has one of the top-3 arms in the league but isn't throwing for 4,000 yards a season.

    not saying the comparison is apt. but most sports comparisons aren't. people just need things to bitch about.

    between the two, i'd take jay over jeff every day of the week. including tuesday.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    I don't think people remember how big of a shit pile the Colts were when George was there. He was inconsistent. I thought he hit his stride with Atlanta, Oakland and Minny. Then he was just a hired gun after that as he aged even further.

    If you put a good quarterback on a shit team he'll be a below average to slightly above shit quarterback.

    Jay will continue to impress this year.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jeff George did not have Jay's competitive spirit. Win/Lose, he never seemed to care. Jay cares and puts his body on the line every season for the win.

  • If anybody has the Madden 25 game, play the Eagles. They put in a "Chip Kelly" playbook full of new plays never before seen in Madden. It's a hoot, with Vick as QB the team is basically unstoppable on All-Pro, the D cheats on Madden level but on All-Pro you can win every game running all these crazy Pistol and Run Option plays.

    I can see every team pulling the Kelly playbook into their team until EA balances it out.

  • hey john jerry you fucking robot, eat a dick dude.

    Give it the fuck up... it's not our fucking problem dude. I know you're trying to win a little political capital, but stfu already.... go look at the polls you fuck, your constituency doesn't want it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3eTSbC3neA (1:17)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Shit's getting interesting with Syria now saying it will give up chemical weapons. Wonder how Obama will deal with that in his speech tonight. I will actually try to get through the speech tonight. It's only supposed to be 15 or so minutes.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Oh, I would trust the syrians unconditionally corm. their leadership has already proven to be made of the utmost in character and kindness.

    Of course they'll give up all of their weapons and stop killing their innocent women and children. Consider it done... thanks Russia!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This development is giving the shitheads in Washington a chance to back off from their stupid, shortsighted policy of bombing to make a point.

    In other news, are politicians the lowest forms of human beings?

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/execution-rescheduled-to-accommodate-pam-bondi-fundraiser/2140891

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    And in other news, the administration can't win for winning.
    SMH.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Win what? The Syrians go back to conventional forms of killing people? I find the whole premise of how people are killed ludicrous. Shooting shrapnel through a person's body is more humane than asphyxiation? smh

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I can sort of understand your premise...no one is going to argue that point that all killing is bad, and killing of civilians is doubly bad.
    But the fucking logic is just stupid, Corm. Sorry.
    Let's NOT outlaw poison gas because people kill each other with conventional artillery? That's the idea, right? Why do anything, after all...because you can't prevent all of it, don't prevent any of it?
    Silly.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Chlorine gas was first used about 98 years ago. 30 years after that nuclear radiation was used on the Japanese. 32+ years later napalm was used on North Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The last 25+ years the US has been fighting a "War on Drugs" in central and South America, defoliating entire regions of Columbia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, and on and on. Is that not chemical warfare? The US uses more chemical weapons than any other country by magnitudes x 10. Don't you think people in other countries notice this? The Syria gas attack is miniscule.

    The fuck up in Iraq created about 5 million refugees, about 20% of the population. Up to 40ŕ of those refugees are now embroiled in the Syrian civil war.

    Tell me how throwing some cruise missiles at Syria will do good in any way. It's folly.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    If you think our State Dept. is making decisions that are in this countries best interest's then I think it's time you re-evaluate your perspective Brownie. What is it rooted in? Politics, History or Logic? There can be no winner in the Middle East. Nobody benefits from our meddling in that region because I believe that one regime is just as evil as the next. It's time to let those countries clean up their own mess. With Russia, China and America all being capable of interceding at any time, it's crazy to think that a premature ill advised strike will change the culture in that region. Now is not the time because whatever side we decide to back will never embrace peace as we know it.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    If you can't figure out the difference between a defoliant and fucking gassing children with Sarin, why are we having this discussion?
    And #1 - it's a stick, Russia is offering the carrot. If Syria takes the carrot, we win. But it's more important to bash the administration than to worry about the outcome.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And no, Trac, I'd like to ask for some clarification on your "State Dept" remark too.
    What exactly are you implying?

    And logically, Corm, cruise missiles won't "do anything" as far as you can tell, boots on the ground are out of the question, diplomacy doesn't work ('cause Trac says so), so why bother having a DOD, State Department, or hell, even a functioning government, since none of it really ever matters, right? I mean, you can't stop the onward march of history, so might as well sit, eat Cheetos, and let each's mans self interest propel them towards a glorious future in a gulch. Brilliant.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Face it.

    Putin castrated Obama.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    That comment is deceptive because it implies he has a set.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    When logic fails, throw in balls and pretend you have an argument.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Straw man arguments never tell the whole story Brownie. Going to war alongside al queda is insane. Our state department assisted the sadam Hussein regime and look how many Kurds he gassed years later but it was the wrong war for your side when Bush went in. It was wrong for this country to back him in the 70's/80's and its a baaad move to back the Syrian rebels now.

    There are people dying all over the world and we can't save them all. The whole region has become too unstable and we need to withdraw from the whole mess. Why not go into N. Korea? There's millions of children being starved to death there too. Or how about Iran? They are the instigators for all kinds of murders in that part of the country

    Tic tac toe! There can be no unconditional victory in the region.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    North Korea has nukes - Syria doesn't. And an invasion of North Korea, or likely even a tactical strike, would turn that entire peninsula into a cemetery for 75 million people. I have zero doubt about that.
    The problem with your argument about Iraq is that he gassed those Kurds AFTER we crippled his military in the first Gulf War. We just left him in place because, hey, he's not as bad as those crazy Iranians, right? Then we got to make a repeat visit 10 years later because it turns out he IS just as bad as those crazy Iranians.
    Because you can't solve all the world's problems doesn't negate the moral responsibility to solve the ones that you can. And using carrot-and-stick, removing Assad's ability to use chemical weapons is a solvable problem.

  • anyone have a logical explanation for me here?

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/09/09/ndamukong-suh-suspended-fined-low-block-nfl/?sct=hp_t2_a12&eref=sihp

    Bueller?

  • Oh can I just say that Lesean McCoy is the modern day barry sanders: http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/3190995/mccooy.gif

    http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/3190483/mccoytd.gif

    Guy was fucking amazing to watch last night

    31 for 184 and a TD, 5.9 yards/carry

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Pump yo brakes son, you're talking about a national icon here.

  • In reply to Shady:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnw6ZpHGjNQ

    for your information....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    meh. it's not like he pulled this trick out of his hat:

    http://www-thescore.s3.amazonaws.com/images/35747/original.gif?1319395384

  • In reply to evantonio:

    I love watching the two defenders collide. A sweet move by Forte.

  • there are some great jukes and spins in the history of the game, but i'd love to see some other clips of guys making defenders collide like that.

    until someone shows it to me, forte is in a class all his own.

    take THAT, brad muster.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Brad Muster reference!

  • i still don't understand why they traded him for iron head. ::shrugs::

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Dude, I need a clarification on that. Forte is in a class all on his own ... as a running back? He's not even in the best running back in his own division. What gives?

    #notbashingforte

    Blame GP for the hash tags.

  • look. i know you have a huge man crush on eddie lacy, but let it go already. won't you?

    ha. as if.

    and clearly peterson is a beast. but can you show me evidence that his beastness has ever made two defenders hit the shit out of each other because they were so scared of actually touching the running back? because that's what you're seeing in that gif, my friend. fear.

  • MB -

    You pronounce it "spesh-EE-al-AYH"

    That's a lot of meatball-ay

    http://tinyurl.com/putunfw

  • In reply to gpldan:

    beautiful

  • In reply to gpldan:

    'spicious?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    have you watched the movie yet?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn9yrNX6jjo

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    nope, my wife would think I was a perv

  • In reply to Waffle:

    hahahaha... yeah, lotta young titties in that flick. Pretty interesting though.

    next time the wife is out of town, go rent the disc from redbox (WITH CASH!!!) and check it out. Franco was actually pretty amazing in it.

  • http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/807524314.gif

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=953PkxFNiko

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I worry about that kid. Man, shanny shewed him up and spit him out last year. He looked like he was going to die on the field a couple times last night. Not sure he's going to make it out of this year.

  • Here youn go GP, two back attcha

    http://uncrate.com/stuff/audi-nanuk-quattro-concept/

    http://uncrate.com/stuff/bmw-i8/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like the i8.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    the other one's pretty wild. Pretty fucking cool looking though.

  • For Artoo & gang:

    While your Java chat plugin was better than nothing, and I know Jeff is working on some chat room tech - but in my estimation nothing is really better than a room full of people watching a game together - is anybody up for a voice chat room?

    It would be easier for me to voice chat while watching a game.

    I have a cloud Mumble server, and Mumble is free for iPhones, iPads

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mumble/id443472808?mt=8

    Droids:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.pcgod.mumbleclient&hl=en

    And PCs. You can attach your iPhone or Droid or tablet to your Wifi network and start your mumble app and start talking in the Bears room.

    The Mumble server even has several rooms, I can create many of them, so groups can split if needed and change channels/rooms as it is deemed needed.

    This, to me, is better than chat. It fosters a shared experience of watching the game that generates more LOL than chat does.

    Let me know what people's thoughts are.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'd do it for the LOLz.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    sure, whatevs

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Beats the shit out of typing

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Do you really think a lot of people would join/use it?

    I think a lot of people would be scared to join in, in fear of being laughed at or questioned "Who's weak ass voice was that?"

    However, I know a lot of you would love to do it, so I'll talk to Chet and we will try to get it up this week or next.

  • hey GP, ok ok, enough of that silly little stuff. here's the real fucking deal.

    The new Porsche 918 Spyder on the Nürburgring. Much more of a ferrari guy than a porsche guy, but ze germahns sure can make a precision racing machine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc9UUPNaOzE#t=117

    Funny that I know the Nürburgring really well from hrs playing Gran Turismo 4 with my force-feedback steering wheel.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    here are some photos of the street legal version debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

    http://editorial.autos.msn.com/porsche-918-spyder

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So - does THIS car have a 6:55 in it, then?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0x27ixhyjc

  • In reply to gpldan:

    my god Ferrari makes art man. So incredible.

    That said, they are almost starting to look too futuristic. Almost rocketship like. :Loosing some of the classic beautiful lines.

    But that thing looks motherfucking vicious. If I ever hit the big lottery I might consider picking one up... AFTER taking a bunch of racing courses.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I wouldn't consider myself a car guy, but that shit right there is sweet. Hot Damn.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They still race on that deathtrap?

  • "DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    If you've ever been to a Brother Jimmy's in NYC you better like flipped up collars and the word "bro" and the smell of impending date rape."

    Hahahahahaha

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, and it's POPPED collars.

    Fucking guidos. smh.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5QJ9i_o5vo

    "Not now chief... I'm in the fuckin' zone"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    also, their wings suck. they're meaty, which you'd think was a good thing, but they're almost TOO meaty. instead of the wings being crisp and awesome, they sad and soggy and make you think you're chewing rubber.

    and the popped collars are to protect from vampires. jeez, jeff. get with it man.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    succubi... to protect from succubi

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lots of them running around these new york city streets. careful if you visit, gents.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    You guys must have just been watching Eddie Murphy's best movie.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1 Best piece of his writing yet!

  • http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/10/us/ariel-castro-suicide-guards/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    Yes, I also would have tried to revive him... with the heel and then toe of my boot... repeatedly... to the head.

    (oh, I keeeed, I keeeeed)

  • http://nfl.si.com/2013/09/10/reggie-bush-jay-cutler-nfl-week-1/?sct=nfl_wr_a1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    pretty much sums it up for all of us from a guy who obviously has been watching the fucking lovie O circus over the last 11 years.

    Like I've been saying from day 1... I don't even really care if we're really good this year, it's just so nice to see an offensive minded coach who really knows what he's doing. So so nice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    haha, you fucking care. It's going to be awesome. Picture the 2nd half happening all game long.

    ALL. GAME. LONG.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I do, I do care

    "You think a 5-yard out is gonna win you a game? You’re a pussy."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i'm going to get drunk every sunday and yell that whenever we go down the field

  • In reply to Waffle:

    video post please.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    In an article linked to that, the author wrote of Cutler:

    "With Cutler, you have to remove the gray areas when it comes to route concepts and reading progressions. The longer you ask him to sit in the pocket, the less disciplined he becomes. Then, there’s a greater chance for arbitrary play."

    Interesting. Some truth to that in my perception. Makes what Trestman is doing all the more favorable.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    btw, here is the link
    http://nfl.si.com/2013/08/20/fixing-the-qbs-jay-cutler/

  • http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/09/10/jamie-dukes-trestmans-bears-no-different-than-lovies/

    Jamie Dukes boys. Unbelievable.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Jamie dukes is a fucking moron.

    and Trestman isn't kelly... thank god. Once they figure his stuff out he's toast.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    L.Holmes of the Score got into a twitter war with Dukes after that crazy ass interview. That was not Dukes' finest analysis. What a fucking idiot.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Nice of him to bring race into the Lovie HC conversation without, you know, actually being willing to "have that conversation".
    Right or wrong, that's just chickenshit.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Dukes represents Team Lovie. That was what that was all about.

    Emery + Trestman is WAY WAY outside what I would deem the "coaching fraternity" in the U.S. It's why we were never going to get Mike McCoy.

    Until I started reading the SI articles (read the stuff coming out about OK State and the payola), I didn't realize that the "analysts" were going to close ranks against Lovie getting booted.

    Think Moneyball and the scene where the scouts all go to talk radio to trash Beane.

    That was the Dukes interview. It was ugly to listen to. You could hear him lathered up, getting all slanderous with it.

    What a tool.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Dukes is jackass. I was one of Lovie's biggest fans on this blog and I agreed with the firing. I've done a lot of things I'm not proud of and been called a lot of things but a racist was never one of them. The only thing they can point to that seems unfair about the firing is the 10-6 record. On the surface that seems bad but if you watched the Bears last year (or the year before, etc) it was obvious Lovie could whip the shitty teams, play a little over 500 against decent teams and lose to almost all the good teams. All of it was due to a completely flaccid offense, every fucking year except one (the SB year).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/2006/11/f-k-it-im-throwing-it-downfield.html

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Your a racist Canada. Just admit it. You always send me videos of black blues artists and only the occasional white guy. Don't be so discriminatory. White people can play the blues too. BTW I love this song by Buddy Guy on many levels of thinking.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=txPfGVK-Alo

    Next time I'll post a video of my hot friend Peppur who is very talented.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    As my daughter might say, "what a douche nozzle"

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/85108/power-rankings-no-9-chicago-bears

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This comment says it all about Trestman and our rebuilt O-line:

    "Jay Cutler was 8-of-10 for 94 yards and a touchdown against at least five rushers Sunday against the Bengals. Cutler ranked 33rd with a 23.5 Total QBR last year against added pressure."

  • Bnag! Bang! Doc... bang bang.

    Welcome back my man.

  • Funny quote from Long:

    On Chicago’s third play from scrimmage, Long missed a blocking assignment on a blitz, which allowed Carlos Dunlap to slam through the offensive line to pressure quarterback Jay Cutler. Immediately after the play ended, Long heard an earful from center Roberto Garza.

    “Obviously, that came up in film,” Long said Tuesday during the “Carmen & Jurko Show” on ESPN 1000. “We just tried to work through that, which is why Garza was instructing me after the play. He’s very good about that. It’s like when you’re training a puppy, when the dog pees on the ground, you want to make sure you get on him right now and let him know that’s it’s wrong. You say, ‘This is where you pee. This is where you don’t pee.’ That’s kind of what Garza was doing, training extremely large puppies the last few weeks.”

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4685677/kyle-long-explains-missed-assignment

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Lol. Did Garza rub Long's nose into the game film to get the point across?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Aboslutely love Kyle Long's humility.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I absolutely love kyle long's ability... and man-mauling strength!

  • USA v Mex on right now for a WC spot gents.

    Support your country.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    usa looking sloppy and vulnerable early.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Mexico usually isn't a pushover either.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    they haven't won in the us in 2+ years I believe. they just fired their coach, and one of their star players didn't really want to play.

    That said, we're playing like sheite.

  • Hahahahaha... http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2013-09-08/nfl-2013-in-photos-week-1/slide/37

    Better... http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2013-09-08/nfl-2013-in-photos-week-1/slide/50

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Someone should photoshop a cig into that one!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'm sure they will dave.

  • Looks like Jamie Dukes has himself an agenda, trashing Trestman and Cutler in June:
    http://tinyurl.com/puv9s3q

    Dukes is bought and paid for guys. Simple as that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Its astonishing to me, that in the space of one interview, he submits that there is no difference between last year's Bears and this year's Bears. AND Lovie didn't find work with another team because he's African American. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. How can anybody that stupid merit air time?

  • Wow, what a horrid half of soccer. Garbage.

    So bad and sloppy. passing to no one, bad defense, sloppy, off-target attacks. Just turrible.

    This always fucking cracked me up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYUa7DpPses

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Eddie Johnson is bad ass on those corner sets.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcQmBCM3JMs

    It's..... queen-ahhh.

  • Jesus dempsy.

    2-0 again.

    Pretty good without altador and 3 others.

    Fucking Howard is a bad....ass.

    USA USA USA

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Landon!

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    yep. Do you know what was wrong with his eye?

  • Pee Wee League Beast Mode:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLeMYYlBx6E

  • I missed TMQ.

    You (I) learn all kinds of stuff in his columns.

    The stats of the week are always interesting. The Bills are 3-26 against Belicheat.

    Nasa just launched a moon probe. I did not know that until I read Greg Easterbrook.

    Ditto that Trestman has a website. http://www.coachmarctrestman.com/About-Marc.html

    He's familiar with Minny.

    "After playing quarterback for the University of Minnesota for three seasons. Marc transferred as a senior to play quarterback at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

    Marc graduated from Minnesota, then spent two training camps with the Minnesota Vikings as a defensive back. Marc went on to graduate from the University of Miami School of Law and then became a member of the Florida bar."

    Sweet 'N' Sour Play of the Week: Cincinnati leading 21-17 at Soldier Field, the Bears faced fourth-and-1 on the Bengals' 27 with eight minutes remaining. The "safe" thing is to take a field goal. New head coach Marc Trestman, who has his own website, went for it. First down. On the next snap Chicago scored what would prove the winning touchdown. Sweet.

    Before the Bears' fourth down try, Cincinnati called its second timeout. Immediately after the conversion, Cincinnati called its final timeout. (Which referees insist on describing as the "last and final" timeout, as if this were different from the "final" timeout.) Not only did Cincinnati allow a touchdown on the snap after calling a defensive timeout; it was now midway through the fourth quarter of a tight contest, and the Bengals could not stop the clock. Sour.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9655878/philadelphia-eagles-warp-speed-offense-brings-new-excitement-nfl

  • I was watching the Jimmy Kimmel White House correspondents roast but found myself right back at this fucking gem. RIP Patrice. Buy his CD man, he left a wife, kids and mom. Comedians don't have health insurance...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8Yh7DixLXc

  • I came across this quote from an obscure site addressing Longs attitude about protecting the QB. I likey!

    "During Sunday’s Bears win over the Bengals at Soldier Field, rookie offensive linemanKyle Long took issue with Bengals’ defensive player Vontaze Burfict seemingly trying to hit Jay after he already has went to the ground sliding. Without hesitation Kyle Long hopped in the Burfict’s face and let him know that Jay is off limits for that sort of shenanigans. If that wasn’t enough, Kyle took to Twitter to make sure his point got across."

    Yes gents, it seems we have a leader on the Oline. Finally.

  • I'm looking very forward to the possibility of Trestmans NFC North coming out party aqainst the Queens. This game has blowout potential written all over it.

    I'm hoping Long crushes his opponents like a worm and that Jay has a banner day.

    That is all.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    We will kick the bucking tar out of those Bi-sexuals, Trac (NTTAWWT). Man shall not lie with man, and the good Lord will be refereeing on Sunday. The only thing to worry about when taking a back out of the game is having a QB who can hit his #1 over the top. Ponder ain't that dude. That spread is covered whatever it is guaranteed Irish.

    But #$%! Chip Kelly and his offense. And RGIII. Right in the face.

    Lock next week = Bears - whatever.

    Outsider if Fitzy replaces Locker mid-week : Titans +whatever.

    Upset of the week ...is it an upset? Hawks at home over Niners. Kap's wings get clipped.

    KC at home over Dallas - the KC defense gets Romo to shit the bed as only he can. Guaranteed Irish.

    Five years sober this week.

    That is all.

  • Congrats on 5 years, not an easy vice to sacrifice.

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