Bears Season Preview Part II: L'Emergence et Sante de Jeffery

Bears Season Preview Part II: L'Emergence et Sante de Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery is unstoppable.

Almost.

The second year man from St. Matthews, South Carolina...

...is  one of the most physically imposing receivers in the game at 6'3" and more than 215 pounds. His sub-4.5 speed makes him hell to deal with down the sideline and a realistic threat over the top on every snap. The existence of Brandon Marshall, one of the game's best players, makes Jeffery a defensive coordinator's afterthought. The Dom Capers and Rob Ryans of the world will intentionally walk Marshall and pitch to Jeffery. That approach has led to some remarkably productive seasons from lesser talents, i.e. Price comma Peerless.

Two questions hang over Jefferey's 2013 season. (1) Can he handle the pressure and spotlight of being a big star in a big city? (2) Can he stay healthy?

There is no way to answer the first and speculation of any kind would be unnecessary and unfair. To this point Jeffery's professional career has been a relatively anonymous one, plagued by injuries and overshadowed by the scope of Marshall's 2012 work. Hell, watch NFL Network and drink every time someone calls him "Jefferies" and you'll be pissing on the side of a convenience store by the end of NFL AM - TV's worst show. But Jeffery is no longer a rookie in the development stage of his career. In year two he is being asked to make the leap.

There will be a fumble here or there. There will be a drop in a big spot. There will be a young player brain cramp when the football is in the air. Those errors will be accompanied by Tribune column space featuring words he's rarely seen written about him during his football life. How he handles it may define his career in Chicago.

As for his health, it's always been an issue. After a breakout sophomore season at South Carolina (88-1,517-9) he struggled to stay on the field as a junior and many believe his decision to jump the college ship early was based upon he and his team deciding it was not in the best interest of his body to continue taking a beating without monetary compensation. Needless to say Jeffery does the Bears no good in a jumper on Sunday afternoons, leaving Earl Bennett and Marquess Wilson and Joe Anderson to cover the slack.

No sir, he does not. This situation is clear. The Bears receiving corps is only dynamic if Jeffery is on the field. Otherwise it's just Brandon Marshall and a bunch of other guys. Jeffery is the element that can elevate the Bears from a good passing game to a great one.

If you ask me, the only person who can stop him is himself.

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  • Agreed Jeff, this is the year of Alshon whether it be his success, failure or relative anonymity.

    An impactful Alshon means that D coordinators will be quietly shitting themselves since there is no real way to account for two numbers 1 receivers, a pass catching threat at TE that can block on all running plays and a running back who it really a 6'2 220lb WR.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Quietly Shitting Themselves

    I think that was a duet between Judy Collins and Emimem.

    Beautiful song.

  • Fantasy Football Alert:

    Shady's Auction League of Glory has 1 spot left. Draft time is kickoff this Thursday night. If you're a blog reg and you're going to be around this Thursday night claim the last spot. Yes, draft time is kickoff time, not sure how this is going to work, but it should make things more interesting. No worries, it'll be fun.

    Link: http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/tools/join?leagueId=768725

    Password: pathtothedraft

  • In reply to Shady:

    We drafted Saturday.

    Marshall, Forte & Cutty were the only Bears selected in an 8 team (120 players), non-keeper, no defense, no spec teams, very basic scoring league.

    Cutler is my #2 QB behind Brees.

    We picked from the 8 position.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I think what will happen is that anyone who drafts a Bronco or Raven, that player will be locked.

    I think if you draft them into a starting position, they are automatically locked.

    So if someone pays $1 for Knowshon Moreno, and he goes into a starter spot, he's stuck there this week.

    That's my guess... I could be wrong.

    Also, is Team Stone NBIT? If so, will he be auto drafting? Shady, don'tcha think we should start this a day earlier? I get the timing.. it's glorious and all. It just might be a little wacky.

    If we don't.. I'm tossing out borderline dudes (Pierce, Hillman, Moreno) for a buck and seeing what happens.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Draft time is locked. All will remain glorious. The bit of uncertainty just adds to the intrigue. Just go with the flow and all will be well.

  • In reply to Shady:

    http://girlwithasportsproblem.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/23516335.jpg

  • In reply to Shady:

    Way to stay the course, Shade.

    With Motty on auto draft, expect his team to win it all.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    well well well... look who graced us with his holy presence. nice of you to drop in and say hello to all your old buddies from the wrong side of the trax.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I still read up on you fellas when I can... Times are tough and work be busy.

    Finally had some time today to peruse the j-webbs. Very fucking excited about foozball... and whatever the next official DBB FPS game will be.

    BUT SHIT, NO ONE TOLD ME THAT BABIES DON'T EVER SLEEP!

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    we tried... fucking told you so. How old is she now????

    we had great sleepers so we were lucky. Oh, and btw... it doesn't get easier when they can talk and are mobile. At least you MIGHT get some more sleep.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    I fucking hear that Willie.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    So I guess there is actually a referenda tab where we can change the draft date and time. If we get 7 people to agree on a different date and time we can change it. Otherwise, it'll remain kickoff on Thursday.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Nooow you tell us.

  • Hopefully, Jeffrey's performance against Oakland is a portent of thinks to come. He had a promising debut against the Colts last year but then came the health issues.

  • The Seahawks game last season
    proved he's the goods. He has had some injuries but I'm reluctant to label him injury prone. A broken finger on a touchdown catch is far different from say a Mark Bradley swollen knee that never really heals. Alshon is a stud and I think we'll see it right away Sunday. I'm sure the Bengals will be keenly focused on BMarsh and Alshon will be as open as he can be in the NFL.

  • I hope Alshon has gotten a handle on the Offensive Pass interference rules. It seemed last year he would be called for it in the wrong times of the games. Even though more than a few were unjustly called against him.

  • In reply to bearfantillend:

    He had a handle on it. As you said, some were bullshit. Two I can think of. Its not like he piled up PI's. Just one really weird game.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Jeffrey led the league in offensive pass interference penalties, despite only playing in 10 games last year. I understand the bad calls in the one game. But he only had 24 receptions last year, and wasn't targeted that much. So even minus that 1 bad game with 2 bad calls he is still in the top 10 in interference penalties. Its one thing to lead the league in interference penalties if you are the most targeted player in the league. ie B. Marshal only had 1.

  • In reply to bearfantillend:

    How many did he have total?

  • In reply to bearfantillend:

    He had 4. 4. Two were complete and utter bullshit. So he actually committed 2 and one of those could have gone either way. This isn't a stat line drops or false starts or holding. Spouting that he lead the league in OPI is a bit silly when you consider the facts.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    All i really wanted to point out is, that Alshon likes to use his hands on defenders too much, even when he doesn't get called for PI. There is probably a reason he got called 3 times in a game. Could that reason be he has gained a rep for pushing off? you point out that 2 were bullshit. I remember 1 being complete bullshit and the other could have gone really either way and if no flag was thrown no one would have questioned that either(I could be wrong it has been awhile). When it comes to penalties you get flagged once the Refs are going to look extra hard at you the rest of the game. The rules already favor the receivers there is no need to push off especially when you are 6'3 215 lbs. He is young and i blame it on coaching or lack there of.

  • In reply to bearfantillend:

    The knock on Alshon coming out of college were:

    1. He was fat (230ish)
    2. Because of said fatness, wouldn't be able to gain separation against faster NFL CBs.
    3. Said "fatness" raised flags about his work ethic.

    This is why he fell to us in the 2nd.

    Alshon might not have been able to gain that much separation at the next level, and as such, used his hands to gain that separation.

    The refs for whatever reason seemed to want to make an example out of him.

    By all accounts, the Bmarsh diet and workout regiment has Alshon leaner and meaner, so less hand pushing theoretically.

    Plus, I think Alshon now understands that "separation" in the NFL is a matter of inches, not feet, and should be more comfortable using those mitts while cbs are draped on him.

    Bmarsh has made a career doing just that.

  • In reply to bearfantillend:

    Three, that's right, THREE of those offensive pass interference calls happened at the Packer game MBHP, MB, and I went to last year. At least two of those were complete and utter bullshit AND they were game changers. I'd have to go back and watch the tape, but we may have been able to win that game without those phantom calls.I know for sure that one came on an Alshon Touchdown. One extra loss cost us the playoffs. One could argue that those bullshit calls cost us a shot at the playoffs. One shouldn't but one could. I'm just sayin's all I'm sayin'.

    Two days til NFL.

    Five days til the beloved

    giggity giggity

  • Without Carimi and Webb around, that should cut down on false start flags by at least 50%.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Fact: Webb led the league in false starts last season.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    except for our center... our fucking CENTER... who commits one every game or so.

    How is that even motherfucking possible?!?!?!

  • Rodman needs to cut it the fuck out

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/09/03/dennis-rodman-north-korea-kim-jong-un/2756689/

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Or just stay there. I'm completely confused on why/how he does this. It means nothing and changes nothing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Rodman better tread lightly...

    http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-north-korea-kim-girlfriend-executed-20130829,0,640219.story

    THAT'S what happens in North Korea if you become...

    wait for it...

    UNpopular.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    or UNdesirable, UNinteresting, UNwanted...

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Hans Brix? Oh no!

  • Biggsy was on the Score this morning. He put the host on hold while he got the doorbell (Lou Malnatti's breakfast delivery) - but when he came back to the phone, he made a good point:

    Emery has been largely unsentimental about his draft picks. And that, the take on Emery is, he is that way.

    Biggsy then used Mark Bradley example, of a guy that Glitchy refused to be wrong about, so he hung on the roster even though it was clear he wasn't going to produce. And that Glitchy's mindset was:

    A. Does this make me look bad?
    B. Does this work for the team?

    Where Emery omits step A. I think that's a sign of a GM who is going to live and die by the way the team plays, and that's a good thing.

    Biggsy also mentioned that Lovie NEVER developed a linebacker. Briggs was here, and Glitchy went out and got trained up Hillyenmeyer and Roach, but Lovie had a terrible rep for a guy who was a D guru of developing defensive talent.

    Case A: Danielle Manning

    So, already we are seeing signs that this team can work drafts and supplementals and build the guys they get, vs. needing to constantly go tap vets from other clubs.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    please don't ever post stuff like this again... I literally get sad and angry when I have to read about lovie and angelo.

    Even if emery and trestman crash and burn at least they aren't a couple of fucking mouthbreathing morons who fucking throw darts to pick strategy.

    At least the new regime picks a like and sticks to it and will live or die by that path. THAT is the kind of GM/HC team I want to back.

    Fuck you lovie and fuuuuuuck you angelo.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    line not like

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Bobby Babich was the linebackers coach during Lovie's tenure. Now he's the DC for the Jags. One helluva coach.

  • MB - you will never guess who won.

    http://tinyurl.com/lsf5b35

  • In reply to gpldan:

    NO FUCKING WAY!!!

    How did such a fat, ugly cow win that award?!?!?! I'm shocked!

    SMH.

    "As if anyone else could win!"

  • Just FYI:

    NFL Radio's "THE BLITZ", this morning.

    Hosts: Bob Murray & Rich Gannon.

    Gannon predicts Packers win the North at 10-6 and beat the Bears twice but the Bears still get a wildcard at 10-6.

    Murray predicts Bears win the North at 10-6, Lions finish 2nd at 9-7 and Packers go .....8-8.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Predictions are so ridiculous, this year perhaps more than any other year in the last 40 or so I've been watching.

    There has been so much turmoil and long term re-positioning after the Lockout and new CBA that it's near impossible to gauge all but a few known quantities. This year, more than any I can recall, there is a huge bias by pundit to predict things will unfold exactly as they did last year - because in truth they have no idea.

    The next two weeks will have LOTS of play on Vegas lines, and real insiders will clean up.

    This Bears team may be 11-5 or 5-11. I have NO IDEA.

    That's what makes this such as a fascinating and exciting year. When this ride is over, there may tectonic shifts in NFL power. It should be fun to see.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    100% agree. 11-5 or 5-11. If the o comes together and the D holds strong we're going to be a nightmare for other teams. If if takes another year we could very well be 8-8 or worse.

    My thinking... if martz's offense and 'play calling' can get us to the playoffs and one of the most prolific O's in year one, we can def do it again with a real GM and a true HC and play-caller at the helm.

    Like you said, it's going to be fun to see how it all shakes out.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    True, but I just wanted to point out that not all the national media is writing off the Bears.

    All predictions are valid right up until the first major injury.

    Take, Rodgers, Brees, Cutler. etc. out of their team's equation and all bets are off, Seneca Wallace notwithstanding.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Correction: BRUCE Murray.

  • lastly, I think Ashlon was Emery's only pick during that draft. I've said this before, but it makes total sense based on the difference in this year's draft that was all emery's....

    CD was mari's pick
    Ashlon was Emery's
    Hardin easy out (thanks $!) was obviously lovie's
    Erod was Tice's (along with cutting clutts)
    who care's about the others

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Speaking of Clutts, Houston cut him this year...

    I wonder if we could get him cheap.

  • In reply to Scharfinator:

    yes, i knows. but prolly won't happen scharf

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You guys don't have anyone keeping you informed anymore?

    Clutts is a Dolphin now and the Dolphins released E-Rod.

  • You mean the dolphins are smarter than Emery? WTF?

  • awwwww... are you back? Do you still love us?

  • We need you Erik, we're just all to sensitive to admit it.

  • .... and we released Kyle Adams after just signing him in order to make way for our second Cowboys TE ??

    Joining Cinabun and Ungabunga on the PS is Wide Receiver ..........
    .... Ricardo Lockette. 6'2, 211, undrafted 27 year old.

    Mr. Tolliver and a Ms. Trestman must know one another in the biblical sense.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Its all pretty fucking speculative trying to decide who did what. Bottom line is as gm emery has the final say so, so all picks last year were his

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    100% disagree. you're discounting the decree he got from teddy BG last year. Lovie is the HC and he runs the show.

    If this year's draft was a similar random clusterfuck I would agree with you dave. It was the exact diametric opposite.

    He had a strategy and he executed it to the T. So far the results are night and day. With that evidence I would say my theory is at least reasonably plausible.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I remember both of us keeping a close eye on this draft to figure out exactly where Lovie ended and Emery began, and the results are in.

    Lovie ends at Waco, TX, and Emery begins at Halas drafting entire classes of starters, and some UDFAs for good measure.

    The season still has to play out, but all signs are pointing to a promising future under Emery.

  • indeed my good man, indeed.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Well, we'll have to agree to disagree then. You're wrong. :-)

    My statement about the bottom line *must* be true. I simply cannot imagine how someone like Emery would take the job without the final say-so on personnel choices. The replacement of the coaching staff should be as much evidence as is required.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I think Emery has always had the final say, but he listens to everyone's opinion. Last year he came in late to the draft game. He had to defer a bit of responsibility to existing scouts and coaches. He had a big learning curve with just 3 months of preparation. I wouldn't call the last draft class "his" class because he simply didn't have the time. He had a lot on his plate besides the draft.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I said this a few months back while watching the Bill Bellichick doc. Coaches have A LOT of influence on drafts. And not just head coaches either. Sometimes some draft picks are made by positional coaches. In the case of Brady, it wasn't Bellichick who touted for him, it was the QBs coach that year. If it WERE Bellichick, Brady would have gone much higher.

    Look at this year. Kromer, who is on record on valuing OGs even more than OTs, becomes Bear Oline coach, and suddenly we draft an OG in the first round. The 3rd-4rth 'best' no less. Coincidence? I think not.

    GMs have to take the responsibility ultimately, but there's a reason that GMs and Coaches tend to get fired simultaneously..

  • Hey GP.... http://uncrate.com/stuff/galpin-ford-gtr1/

    woof!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It squares off the hot curves of the GT.

    It's like putting Kate Upton in a baggy T and sweats. And it screams "Ricer body kit". No like.

  • http://kegsneggsblog.com/2013/09/01/video-villanova-scored-on-a-fake-punt-you-tried-at-recess-once/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That was totally outstanding.

    Statue of Liberty baby, done classic style.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkWcZWh8EoU

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That was some good shit there. Sure fooled the guy with the camera.

  • Irish -

    You can just call NSA now and ask for backups. It's like a tax funded tape drive. Why don't you give them a call when you accidentally delete an email?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qrlDGhoI1Q

    (this guy has balls)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Brilliant. From my perspective, not his.

  • http://main.aol.com/2013/09/03/obama-oval-office-white-h_n_3860667.html?13782240509&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D367541

    are you fucking kidding me!?!? What a bunch of wastes of fucking space. I'm not going to comment on what I think of obama, but who in the motherfuck cares about this bullshit.

    My god all of these politicians and media freaks should all be fucking flushed down the toilet. Let's get some real people in those positions... people who are willing to focus on and try to fix real problems.

    Jesus, go back to the fucking stone-age you neanderthal buffoons.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Emery for President?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    hahahaha... yeah, I doubt be be so disgusting and communistic as to put his (GASP!) foot... on his.... (GASP!)... desk.

    SMMFHVVV

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It deflect people from the fact that our little dictator is trying to get his own little war, and to hell with Congress or anyone else thinks about it.

    Sound familiar? That "change" people were looking for?

  • wow, some of these are frightening... especially the raiders guy (shocking I know)

    http://www.worldwideinterweb.com/item/2267-the-50-worst-nfl-fan-tattoos-of-all-time.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Um is that a tat of Aikman walking the Punky QB on a leash? I hate Aikman and his fans are even worse.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Detroit Lions. SuperBowl Champs. 2005!

    Get outta here!

  • please, you know you have the exact same one.

  • WOW!!! UCLA's new unis are fucking BOOOOOSSSSS

    http://college-football.si.com/2013/09/03/ucla-la-midnight-jerseys-washington/

    Awesome!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They do look pretty cool. Now they can lose in style.

  • ohhhhh... uncalled for. My bro went to UCLA in the heyday.

    I think mora will have them back competitive in the next year or two.

    You must be an SC guy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I probably root more for SC and am pretty indifferent to UCLA. They're beneath contempt. bwahwhaha!

    (Cue victory song)

  • I was wondering if Chicago Now could make the advertising any bigger. I could barely see it as it only took up half the fucking top of the blog. Then as I am typing an ad fucking pops up and pinches my sack.

    fuck CN, what a bunch of pussies. CN is the Raiders of blogs.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    "Then as I am typing an ad fucking pops up and pinches my sack."

    +55 blog points

  • Bears are too old , bears are too young, the bears need a #1 WR, Jay throws to Marshall too much, you can't start 2 rookies, Garza this, that and the other, Jay's got a pouty demeanor, Bennett eased up after getting his big contract, Bush is underwhelming, blah fucking blah blah blah blah.

    narratives narratives narratives fucking narratives.

    It's easy to say somone will be 11-5 or 5-11. it's a fucking cop out. The Bears were the only 10-6 team not to make the playoffs. The Bears were 3 or 4 plays from being 11-5 or 12-4 and in the playoffs. The Bears got better this offseason at MULTIPLE positions and didn't get worse at any. Cutler has what every other good QB in the league that has performed has as an afterthought. Weapons, scheme, passion, OL tenacity. The only thing he doesn't have is continuity and he's already shown all of these fucking naysayer fuckballs that he doesn't need it. Just give him the weapons and the scheme and a solid playcaller..

    How in the fuck are they going 5-11? 6-10? 7-9? 8-8? 9-7?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I picture you as Kyle when you go on these rants yonny.

    Who's kyle?

    at the :30 mark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dP7gkKXTs8

    (yes, I have two young kids)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    that was funny.

    It's just that I was ultra productive today and didn't fuck around at all and the first thing I clicked on a couple minutes ago was Steve Rosenbloom talking shit about Marshall about something that happened like a fucking week ago when Marshall was frustrated that he was still so sore.

    If I was in a room with Rosenbloom for 5 minutes I'd stomp on his hands until they were useless. That way he couldn't write anymore or operate his shitty computer camera to tape his segments. Then i'd lure his editor Laura or whatever that whore's name is to the location where I fucked up steve and i'd stomp on her hands too so she couldn't operate the camera either.

  • Hahahahaha.... perfect... kyle.

  • What did you do? I thought we had a gentleman's agreement around here that NONE of us would ever click on a Steve Rosenbloom link...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    I know, i fucked up Tobi. I had been starved all day for bears info and with game 1 so close I was weak and I caved. Why does he get to get away with it? Why? (in my best jesse pinkman voice)

  • See the latest BB episode? Jesse has fucked up. A man will be knocking.
    HE'S THE DEV-VIL .....

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    You might not think that Steve Rosenbloom and Sean Hannity have anything in common but they do. If I ran into either of them and there were no witnesses, I'd pop them right in the schnoz...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Personally, I'd add Obama to that list.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Obama for his Wall Street whoring .... or Bush for bombing the WTCs as the planes hit, and flying a Tomahawk into the Pentagon?

    It's a tough one.

  • Dude, did we not already have this conversation about the tomahawk, etc?
    C'mon - making me defend Shrub?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Hannity and O' Reilly are blowing each other in a gas-station toilet. At first I'm stunned by what I see, but as I produce my .38, things suddenly become clearer ... and the world is about to become a better place.

    Righteous murder. Relieving the world of its penile warts.

  • No doubt you've have to carve his forked tongue out too, as voice recognition is certainly close enough to translate whatever sputum that might issue from his yap.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Oh, for GODS SAKE give up the two or three play bullshit. You can easy take away a handful of plays and make last year's team 8-8 or 7-9.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    absolutely not true. Maybe the Carolina game AT THE MOST.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    IF the line is pretty good then it's got to be 13-3 type dealie ... and IF we stay healthy ....... oh what's the point ... Lombardi, let's go.

  • Fuck yeah.

  • Wow. For once Cutler is not the most despised QB on earth.

    #Manziel$$$

  • Let the hyperbole begin! Ha.

    Alshon needs to get started before anyone starts talking about stopping him. Nice read though Jeffrey.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    See how I did that MB?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Thought you would like this sermon my youth pastor posted. It's liberal Lutheran, so it shouldn't offend anyone. It's worth 10 minutes of your time.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nadiabolzweber/2013/09/sermon-about-how-totally-uncool-we-are/

  • http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0904-biggs-bears-chicago-20130904,0,2526980.story

    Taylor Boggs, i love the guy from his story alone. Dedication.

  • I love him because he has knee cartilage.

  • he is missing an ACL

  • I had forgotten that Conte is the one that concussed bennett with two hits on two different occasions...which is nice.

  • Perhaps you forgot because most recent one was courtesy of James Anderson?

    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/21710477-606/bears-injury-fest-earl-bennett-kelvin-hayden-most-serious.html

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Though who knows?

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4685303/henry-melton-earl-bennett-of-the-chicago-bears-discuss-concussions

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Regardless, i'll feel alot better having earl on the field for the beloved this year. I love Joe anderson and Marquess Wilson but Earl is a proven commodity.

    I hope Earl and Henry have concussion free years. Both can be valuable members of the Bears for a long time. You don't want injuries to derail a career.

  • "I love Marquess Wilson"

    Discuss.

    Or ....

    Marquess Wilson deserves to be on this roster and Tolliver deserves to be on another team because ......

    (make special reference to their differences in weight/height/experience)

  • "I love Marquess Wilson"

    Discussion: I love that the Bears, in the 7th round amongst castoffs, future enterprise rental car employees and future "recording label CEO's", got a 2nd round WR talent who is not only 6'4 but is also only 20years old. His ONLY knock is that he's a little slight at 185lbs which means nothing this year since he will be groomed over the next year to put on weight while getting reps at the NFL level. He is already talented enough to play right now and the 9 lbs that Toliver has on him is fucking nothing in the grand scheme of the game of football. Guys like Toliver (aka Chris Summers, Brandon Rideau, etc) will always be available. Guys like Wilson, who have already shown that they can DOMINATE the competition deserve to be developed. In the coming year when he is 6'4 195 or 200 or 205 in the future and the Bears have him on a 4year contract for a ham sandwich sans ham it will be a great thing indeed.

  • Proven commodity?

    Smh..

  • smh at you for that Artoo.

    Here's Earl's numbers:
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BennEa00.htm

    So yes, definitely more proven than those other guys.

  • http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM3NA==

  • Want Sunday Ticket, but can't get, or don't want DirecTV?

    Don't have a PS3?

    You can get Sunday ticket without satellite service or a PS3.

    DirecTV is required by their contract with the NFL to provide the streaming version of Sunday Ticket to those fans who can't get DirecTV service. They make the link almost impossible to find, and wait until the last minute to put it but, but here is the link:

    http://www.directv.com/sports/nfl-national-market

    Bear Down!

  • http://www.csnchicago.com/bears/bears-offensive-chemistry-growing

    Weird, Moon Mullin not being a total dick.

  • Free Agent Bears released OT Jonathan Scott and re-signed TE Kyle Adams.
    Scott beat out J'Marcus Webb for No. 4 tackle duties in Chicago, but his stay on the roster doesn't last long. It's possible the Bears are just cutting him ahead of Sunday's game to protect themselves from having to guarantee Scott's 2013 salary. Adams was waived by the Bears on Monday.

    per Rotoworld

  • Wow. That's pretty ballsy. Basically releasing both of our swing tackles. I know we're tight against the cap, but that's a helluva gamble, esp if Scott gets picked up by another team who lost an OT.

    Or maybe this portends well for Brittain, or Brown (remember, Brown played OT in college).

  • http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/03/john-conner-was-shocked-when-the-bengals-cut-him/#comment-2764947

    Getting John Conner at FB would be like getting Lorenzo Neal without the guilt and bad feeling created by getting Lorenzo Neal.

    Fuck Kyle Adams, bring on the Terminator.

  • Only problem is, Emery seems to be infatuated with "H-backs" like Rodriguez and Fiamatta (even though the latter didn't show great hands) not true FBs.

    I guess it's a philosophical thing.

  • Got my vote.

    Why do folk keep cutting him though?

  • Fullback is an optional position in the NFL these days. There are plenty of good FBs on the street, so stashing one on the roster isn't crucial.

    A lot of teams are having the "H back" or a tight end line up at fullback for power running plays. A lot of teams do still carry a true fullback, but even so its an annual thing that the FB is on the bubble.

    Just a sign of the larger trend of football toward pass-centered offenses. Every year something else trends away from run-based teams. I keep thinking that eventually it will be so cost-effective to get top quality run-support that one team will get all the best players without killing the salary cap. But so far that hasn't happened and rule changes seem to be making that less and less likely.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Conner blocks well as a FB and he seems to blow it up on ST. The dude's got a nickname that's not spoken tongue-in-cheek. emery's probably looking for the FB that can do it all. I've got no problem with that. There's always Melton if it's 3rd and 1 on the 1/2 yard line. Bush blocking. Or maybe the other way around? I'd like to see that twice a game. I actually liked Ditka football (when everyone could still afford to do it). Solid defense to keep the score down, bone-shaking hits on their QB to shut him up .... the offense is three yards and a cloud of dust. Now it's all passing by Microsoft Windows and mind-tackling.

  • Hey, doesn't Forte sleep in a hyporberic chamber? So, he sleeps in one of these every night (fast forward to 23:30)?

    http://rutube.ru/video/30f5b34d04ef8f72931a084418cb8c6c/

    Dude, that's some dedication. Also would make for some kinky sex.

  • hyperbaric bang? Increased blood flow. Rock hard hyper boners.

  • Michael Jackson had one too. Plenty of space for Fisher Price albums and little plastic handcuffs.

    So we cut Scott? How is Webb's canning looking right about now? Who do we have left? Britten and Brown? Is the Godfather still on the roster?

  • Alshon should be fine, but I agree with Jeff that he is the only person that can stop himself (by injury). If we get the dude that caught a TD over 3 defenders at my alma mater, then he's eclipsing 1,200 yards this season...no bs. But, if he's hurt for a considerable amount of time, the offense's growth could be stunted, which could set off an unpredictable chain of events. The Alshon I saw in preseason looked like the healthy one in college, except with cleaner route running...here's to continued progress.

    Bear Down.

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