Bears Season Preview Part III: Everything Rests on Cutler

Bears Season Preview Part III: Everything Rests on Cutler

























We can debate Shea McClellin and Alshon Jeffery and Adam Podlesh all we want. If Cutler's great, Bears win. A lot. That's the season.


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  • I'm with Jefe on this one. If we keep Cutty up straight he might just channel Dan Fouts this season. He needs to have a beard while doing it too ....

  • (returns from inspecting the pick'em league lineup, sits down and rests gun on table)

    Six opponents. Six spirits to crush. Weekly.


    Doc. Yes. We shall cross swords again this day, well met sir. But measuring the area beneath a curve won't help you now I fear.

    Scottish bloke that lives in England ( - launches a flying headbutt perfectly delivered to DYL's nose ) - aye radge, weren't expectin' tha' were ye? See you ? Ye're deed.

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall? Step forward sir ... for I smell cheeeeeeese ......

  • Mate, England? ENGLAND? Nae chance fanny baws. Jist Naw. Ah'll sell ma kilt and gie up the hooch afore ah bide there. Ah'll stick ma boot so far up yer arse folk'll be wondering when Doc Marten started makin hats!*

    *May have nicked this from Chewin the fat..

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    holy fucking shit.

    I am usually very good at deciphering accents, but my god that dude with the low tone of his voice... I could barely understand what the fuck he was saying.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I love that shit.

  • Why is there only seven of us? Everyone should be in this league! Simple, fun, and a great way to talk some shit.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    exactly. feel free to spread the invite to anyone you know who would be interested.

  • Let me expound on the subject heading:

    Every rests on Jay Cutler executing a rythmic, quick passing West Coast scheme that is designed to reduce sacks/pressures while getting the ball into the hands of some of the most electric playmakers in the NFL.

    If he does that and the Defense doesn't shit the bed the Bears will be in the NFC Championship game at the very least.

    Cutler will prove this year that if you just give him what everyone else has he'll be successful.

    1 day until meaningful football. I'm excited for the Ravens/Broncos game on Thursday.


    Vikings take fucking enormous step back and go 7-9 this year. AP can't do what he did last year.

    Lions are Lions and go 7-9 this year

    Packers go 9-7. Pack doesn't have the D or the WR's anymore to do what they did a couple years ago. O line suspect.

    Bears go 13-3 and win the division with 2 victories over the Packers.

    Cutler's finest hour this year and people give all the credit to Trestman and Kromer, Jay shrugs it off as typical Chicago fans and cashes 18 Million dollar check.

  • I dunno about the rest of the stuff, but it's a near-given that Detroit will suck.

    I predict Schwartz throws a punch at somebody this year. And it will be, like, a playground bitch punch where you make a fist but then use the palm of the hand to strike and bend your elbow in. And ESPN will run it again and again, and there will be a whole animated GIF meme for it and Sir Charles will desribe it as "turrible, just turrible" and then it gets parodied by the Super Bowl in an Old Spice ad.

    So, there's that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I actually predicted Gym Shorts getting canned this year in my "5 coaches getting the axe" piece. If you axe me, it's a good article.

  • good read maings (first one... I know... sorry)

    That said, we're going to need to work out some sort of residuals for use of the kate upton thing in your bio. Ganef.

  • In reply to MB30SD: you to leave Da Blog and "Tits-of-the-Day" site. I must have talent.

    You should check out the other ones I wrote. They're all pretty funny, and somewhat short. The one on Webb and Marshall got a few views.

    You did bring Upton into my life, and I thank you for that good sir.

  • Lovie = Great against inferiorly talented rosters.
    Lovie = Sucked against equally talented teams.
    Lovie = Sucked against talented coaching staffs.

    Basically we were spotting the league about 4 losses a year.

    I don't see Trestman getting beat 4 times a year with the talent he has on this roster. Fuck Mike McCarthy.


  • In reply to Viva:

    Bang! Bang!

  • In reply to Viva:

    The Carlos Boozer of coaches.

    We call them "BUM KILLERS"

  • That's about the size of it for me. Ponder's going nowhere fast. Stafford will dislocate his shoulder against us. The Packers will have a running game but no defense again, and Taylor Boggs runs us out at the Superbowl, where hopefully it's a rape of Belicheat's Pats 46-10.

  • Hank has a limp and walks with a cane.
    He is a Captain.
    He doesn't care who he hurts or what he has to do to get his target.
    Walter's last name is White, as in White Whale.

    Just sayin'

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Might be the greatest show ever.

    Had "Gaulter White" as a DBB FFL team name last year, and I think I won.

    I thought about using "The One Who Mocks" as a team name this year, but I didn't know if people would get the reference.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Greatest show ever = The Wire

    I've never seen Breaking Bad but have heard good things about. It is limited because of the channel it on but I do plan on watching it one day.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If I was Hank I think I would have been cooler on Walt. Think it over. You've got no case, no evidence, Walt has more money than he knows what to do with. That was a great episode.

  • But he's Ahab. He's obsessed. He's going to die trying to kill the whale.

    "Oh he's not a whale, he's the devil himself! " - Ahab, Melville

    "Oh he's not a man, he's the devil himself." - Jesse Pinkman

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • Also, when Cavalleri lived in Laguna Beach, her boyfriend was Matt Lienart. The guy who the Bills just cut last week, who is now officially out of the NFL.

    She has to be so happy she dodged that bullet. It may be the only thing she dodged, but Kristen - wtg baby mama.

  • I think you guys were discussing Phil Hartmann, no?

    Bitches be Cray-Cray

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

  • Alright blog regs, this is your last chance to redeem yourselves before I disown you as my blog brethren. One spot remaining. Do it.


    Password: pathtothedraft

    MB, Waffle, Doc, you other bastards that haven't joined yet. Let's go, get on that shit. You only have one shot a year at glory.

  • In reply to Shady:

    when you join me at an actual chicago bears football game, I will join one of your lame FF leauges

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Don't be a wise ass. I drove with the ebola virus to meet you guys and not buy you a beer.

    Join the league and I'll join you at the game.

  • In reply to Shady:

    The gauntlet is thrown down. Nut up, H.
    Nut. Up.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Doc... it's the maths. Get in on the maths.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    ... and there'll be retarded kids at the draft who need help, Doc ... and they'll soil themselves and feel ashamed and hurt because you weren't there. Selfish .... bastard. Let little 'tards cry, eh? Little Mexican lesbian orphan 'tards, Doc ... you think about that.


  • Ha!

    No thanks guys. I'll be using my logical prowess to destroy fools in pick 'em again this year.

  • Doc, you ever see Pa Kettle doing math?

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Yeah. That one's a classic.

  • In reply to Shady:

  • In reply to Shady:

    I'm taking a fantasy hiatus this year. Fuck fantasy. I want the Lombardi.

  • I hate depending on others to win something. MY ff rings the last two seasons have lightened the blow.

    Thanks, Lovie.

  • how can three 'professionals' who do this for a living be picking the fucking packers to win the SB again... are they fucking serious? Vs teams like sf, seattle, texans, and broncos?!!?!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sorry, 4 of them!?!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What a bunch of chickenshit. My predictions are as good as theirs, and here they are:

    MVP: Peyton Manning
    Offensive Player: Matt Forte
    Defensive Player: Luke Kuechly
    Offensive Rookie: Zach Ertz
    Defensive Rookie: Star Lotulelei
    Coach: Mark Trestman

    NFC Championship: Bears over Seahawks
    Super Bowl: Bears over Texans

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I don't know if we'll win it all this year dave, but I do know that we'll beat the packers at least once (I think twice), and I think we have a better chance of winning the NFCN than they do.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bears fans optimistic in September? Color me shocked!

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    Rodgers with a shit line and no Jennings or Driver, an oft injured Nelson and a couple of rookie running backs.

    I'm sorry but this is not the Packers year. Keep your 2010 comments at the ready because that will be your go to move this year.

    Lovie won't be serving Dom Capers any silver platter Cutlets this year. Pack D will be exposed hard. It's amazing how much the Packers were spotted by Martz and Tice, almost comical.

  • As long as it's Rodgers versus Cutler, the Bears are up a creek without a paddle. It's definitely doable, but I don't think you can say it's likely.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    That just doesn't make sense. Do you mean Cutler with no weapons, no line in a shit scheme not applicable to the pieces we had in 2010,2011 and 2012 ? That situation, that Cutler, doesn't exist anymore. That scenario died with the firing of Lovie,Angelo and the entire O line except Garza. That scenario died when they brought in 2 guys that know quick, rhythmic offense. Taking a page from the Saints and the Pack. The reality is that there is real talent, real scheme, real weapons and a plan to address the idiocy of 2010-2012.

    On the otherhand, Rodgers is missing key ingredients to his success and one of the main ingredients will most likely miss half of the season because that's what he does. I just don't see Cobb, Jones and Finley and some fat rookie running back picking up the slack. The NFCN is going to be a fucking dogfight and our dog just did a shitload of weird Canadian PED's and used cat pee to pass the fucking test.

  • I was going to reply, but this.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    We'll see Cheesy, we'll see.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Here are mine.

    MVP: Brady.
    DPOY Eric Berry
    OPOY Dez Bryant
    ROY E.J. Manuel.
    DROY: Ogletree.
    Comback Player of Year: Forte (MJD/Fitz?)

    Most Prolific O (points scored): Saints.
    Best D/SP (#1 in turnovers Top 5 in points allowed): Bears.
    Best Record: Pats.
    Worst. Raiders

    Overachieve: Chiefs.
    Underachieve: Cowboys (into perpetuity until proven otherwise)
    Best FA. Jake Long.
    Coach of the Year: Marc Trestman

    Or, you guys could've just read it on my twitter

    Tweet tweet, bitches.

  • I've done my bones for the season on week one already. Hawks and Bears both to win by 3. It's a lock of the mortice variety, suspended inside a ball of plasma inside the tokamak from the National department of locks that graduated from Castle Gates University.

    ..... Or the feline teams corner us in the toilet like a frightened student, pushed up against the bowl by massive athletic frames and get the hoo-haa slammed out of us.

  • I would take any spread against the raiders as well.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    They get a 9.5 point start right now. Titans get +7 at Pittsburgh too. That's a lot.

  • Looking forward to the season. Also got Madden in the mail last week so I'm looking forward to seeing how the Sunday Ticket looks steaming.. It came with a card that had a link to Directv/EAsports. I went on and registered and signed up and everything looked like it went smoothly. Now we'll see how clear it comes in on Sunday.

  • Is it still possible to do that? Is it any Madden 25 or does it depend on where you buy it?

  • You have to purchase it through Amazon. It costs $90 vs $55

  • From the Sun-Times :

    Playing in the NFL has introduced 20-year-old Marquess Wilson to a whole new world of learning to play wide receiver — like watching film.

    ‘‘That’s one thing that’s helped me out — watching film,’’’ said Wilson, the Bears’ seventh-round pick from Washington State who will turn 21 on Sept. 14. ‘‘In college, film wasn’t something I really keyed on. It was here that I’ve taken the step and watched film and studied the DBs.’’

    It’s not that the 6-4, 184-pound Wilson wasn’t exposed to film — videotape, technically — under Mike Leach and wide receivers coach Mike Levenseller at Washington State. He just couldn’t get the hang of it. He’s actually learning how to learn under Marc Trestman, Aaron Kromer and Mike Groh.

    Just couldn't get the hang of it.

    Be healthy Brandon, I see Johnny Knox rising from the ashes.

  • Good thing Soldier Field has a decent layer of sand over the grass. Cutler can just draw the play for Wilson, then.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Shouldn't be a problem. Hester was his "1" for a while. He had to literally line his dumb ass up a handful of times a game. This will be a cake walk compared to that. At least Wilson speaks English.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    hee hee


  • Rookie WRs never have big years. 40 rec/600 yards is a good year for a rook WR.

    Wilson will only run about 3 routes to start anyhow. The go, the post, the corner.

    If he runs hooks and slants, his 185 frame will break when a Pollard-ish S destroys him.

  • BTW Whatever happened to this years shirt?

  • I have a picture of Waffle modelling it, if that helps

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hee hee

  • In reply to gpldan:

    naw, he doesn't look like that.

    This was yonny as a boy:

    (oh common maings... i keeeed, I keeeeeeeeed)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    here's a better one:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol, brutal. A guy puts on a couple pounds during the first years of marriage......

  • Hahahahahaha... I couldn't fucking resist man.

    You're not that bad, I'm just fucking with you.

  • That was pretty brutal, MB.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    He doesn't look like Chunk!!!! It was a joke

    He's not fat, he's husky maings. I was just fucking with him cause I know he's all sensitive about it. No yonny, your ass does NOT look fat in those jeans maing. I swear.

    There's another actor that he looks like but I don't know the guys name or the titles of movies he's been in and just happened on the chunk pic and started cracking up.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Rabbit on the other hand...

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • How much better will this defense be IF their counterparts on offense aren't constantly having to lineup with "2nd and 9" showing, can consistently convert short yardage situations and stay on the field for extended periods of time?

    It remains to be seen.

  • In reply to Albertintucson: hit the proverbial "nail on the head"...think about this beginning of the season our "D" is on fire looking like viagra breathing peckers...LDL rested them all during pre-me and camp..fresh legs,heart and stamina...hell I go four hours...Wife says "screw the doctor honey"..bring it on!!!!! we go 7-1...during this whole time our "D" is constantly going back on the field after the "O" can't even get it "up" the "d" looks old and tired..we have a consistent "O" our "D' will ride out the season onto the playoffs

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    +1. I hear you, Lobo, I hear you.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Ed Zachary. The D just got knackered from all those offensive three and outs all season. If DJ gets it right in the middle - and the vet should start -and Briggs can handle the sight adjustments then we're getting offenses off the field or we're taking the ball away. Then if Cutty can at least put drives together on a regular basis then I don't think we need to be afraid of anyone except maybe Seattle.

  • Pepp...sees the future with the Bears,0,5783375.story


  • chat with uncle phil

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...the more I hear and see E-Train and "Trust"man...the more I realize how fucked up the "Bears" really had been. How refreshing to see a competent GM speak logically to the fan and not a fucking sound bite "Were all set" and then have a coach that "breaks down" information so you can understand his reasoning ..rather than look up at the fucking "JUMBOTRON" to find the he's playing Family Fued with Steve Harvey and the answers are on the Board...sheesh..

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    bingo lobo... bingo!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    No shit.


    The most interesting part? Urlacher is now an analyst for Fox Sports. smh.

  • read that to Doc.....and during reading the article...I broke wind...and moved on to the next article. smh.

    and then say this too:

  • Best Show Ever = Spartacus (Starz)

    Runner Up = Cheers

    Get Some.

  • In reply to Viva:

    +1 on Cheers. Still makes me laugh. Most of the other sitcoms that used to make me laugh don't seem so funny anymore. Seinfeld's still good too.

    Hell on Wheels is turning into a pretty good show for those who like westerns.

    And Viva, I'm sure you liked the Unit. Great show. Very bummed when it got cancelled.

    Best show ever though. Man, I may have to go with The Sopranos. Though Dexter, Breaking Bad, and the Simpsons also come to mind.


  • I still like Cheers, but something about that show is morose. Maybe it's the opening montage when they flash the Victorian version of the Cheers cast...makes me feel time and mortality more than I like my comedies to.

    And now that some years have gone by and Kristie Alley looks like a whale, even more so.

  • man she was hot. Yow!

    Today... nooooot so much:

  • Yeah, from recent years Dexter and Breaking Bad have been great. Game of Thrones is watchable. Lost was great until the last episode which made me die inside a little. Watching all of those story threads through each season and wondering how marvelous it must be to be able to weave all of that together in a clarifying ending ... and then realising that the writers were planting seeds that would bear no fruit. A cop-out so enormous it should actually be illegal and punishable with prison time. The Sopranos was great. Just finished watching all six seasons again and came to one conclusion. Those people weren't very nice. There was a certain 'cool' about the Sopranos and its characters ... but they were all scumbags at the end of the day, none bigger than Tony himself.

    Prison Break wasn't as bad it sounds. Worth watching. Good scripts.

    People say The Wire was the best show? I intend to watch all of that - wasn't blown away by the first five episodes though.

    Best Show ever ?

    Doctor Who had to be the best idea. I used to fake sickies from school so I could sit at home and read the books. Awesome. Alien dude, public-spirited with a conscience, traveling through time and space in a box that's bigger on the inside, generally with some hot feisty chick he's just picked up. Doesn't shit his pants when the Daleks or Cybermen show up. He's inter-galactically hard. Universally nails.

    Star Trek : TNG would probably be next. Kudos to Babylon 5 for the scripts. Shakespeare in space.

  • "The Bears’ salary-cap situation is a tight one. But the Bears were able free up some additional space by renegotiating the contract of defense end Julius Peppers.

    A source said the Bears lowered Peppers’ base salary for 2013 from $12.9 million to $9.9 million, converting $3 million to a signing bonus.More importantly, the move frees up $1,795,467 in salary cap space for this season.

    But it does increase Peppers’ cap hits for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. His salary cap will actually be $20,683,355 in 2015."

  • Importance of opener? The 47 Super Bowl winners have a 38-8-1 record in Kickoff Weekend games of their title seasons.


  • I guess it's never too early in the season to have a "must win" game then, eh?

  • 4E85......who was the tie????

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    That's what I was wondering. Good NFL trivia question.

    I also wonder if some moneyball mathematical psychologist could enlighten me as to why there's such a correlation.

  • That basically just correlates with a 13-3 record. Kind of what you'd expect from teams that are going to make the playoffs and win it all...

  • Lach never wanted to talk to the "Pundits" and now he is sure Lach has enough vocabulary in him.

  • Packers = Great QB with no help on D.

    Smells like 9-7 to me (probable losses include: 49ers, BEARS x2, Cinci, Giants, Falcons, Dallas, maybe Pitt, Baltimore).

    Long year too be a Pack fan.

  • In reply to Viva:

    or Viva we say STBU......

    Sucks to be

  • "Trustman" Live on Waddle and Silvy:

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Trustman......."We have plenty of plays"...not like Ticey..I got noth'n..or Martzy...we drop seven ...aaaannnnddddd.....sack!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Martz only had 3 plays in the playbook, they each just had 400 route variations, all to be made by the receivers - silently - at the line of scrimmage.

    You needed some sort of Vulcan-Warner mind meld to run the Greatest Show on Turf.

  • looks like D.J. starting at mike..and "BOOMBOSTIC" may come in later

  • yonny will LOVE this:

  • Later, Ray Ray will be visiting Area 51 and diving the Bermuda Triangle before wrapping up with coffee in Moscow Airport with his special guest Fast Eddie Snowden.



    Lack has some Bears butt hurt, we get that.

    But really, he's doing himself no favors by being a nark. He makes himself look small, like that one-legged broad who married Macca McCartney and then tried to do a tell-all book on his drug use and abuse, except everybody knew it was mostly made up, so they ignored the crazy bitch.

    That's what Brian is looking like, that crazy one-legged bitch Heather Mills.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    she only had one leg?!?!?!

    I know you didn't mean literally, but him sitting next to jay glazer, the fat black guy and even moss, lach towers over those guys. He's a fucking monster. 6'4" 260 of meathead turrible analyst. He is so brutal to listen to... he should get the fuck off the tv. he's just simply turrible and painful to watch.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He is Kim Jung IL Turrible

  • In reply to gpldan:

    maybe even dennis rodman turrible.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    1. Paul McCartney can do or say what he likes. Smh at the whole Heather Mills thing. A complete bitch, and one-legged to boot You're the king of the world, man, what's up? Just a nice guy.

    2. Lac - to a certain extent - can do the same. 13 years - good years - he gave us. if he thinks DJ should start then he knows best, I tend to agree as an amateur armchair know-nothing, but Brian knows the score. The injury-dive thing is something practiced by every team in the NFL I would bet my left testicle on that ... seeing as I never get to use the fucker any more.

  • Anyone got an opinion on Dave Bass, the DE we picked up after the Raiders cut him? He was their 7th round pick. We cut Cheta for this guy.

    I seen a few articles where people were pissed about cutting him. He's undersized and listed as smaller than McClellin. Another hybrid DE / OL type? Maybe the Bears are gonna have these speedy DE just contain the edge and work back if QB's want to run. Interesting to see how this plays out during the year.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I liked Cheta but they think this guy can stand up to the run better. He's listed as around the same weight as Mcclellin but Shea is in the high 240's at the most no matter what these guys say.

    White 248 is much different than black 254 let's just keep it at that. Except if you're Clay Matthews. I swear that fucking idiot plays and pushes people around like he's 270.

  • Hahahahaha... dude, I am laughing and worried for you at the same time.

    He didn't mean it like that FQ, I promise!

    Are you still BH at me over the chunk joke. Would it help if I told everyone that you're a sexy cab surfing bitch.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    From what I read, many scouts were confounded as to why the Raiders let Bass go, which is always a good sign.

    The Raiders initially kept 4 QBs and 2 punters (you heard), and Bass was a casualty of that stupidity.

    Letting Cheta go for Bass only reinforces how deep Emery's scouting goes.

    Bass is a little smallish though

  • That's what they said about Geno Atkins.

  • and then there's this:

    (stick to your day job jay)

    From the WTF files:

  • finally, I really need to figure out how to get invited to... events like this:

  • What the whaaaat!?!?!?!


  • no one cries like a little bitch like Jim Harbaugh. What a goddamn pussy.

  • the last sentence was funny

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i confirmed my attendance to Chi/GB this year. I may die.

  • oooooohhhhh. I think I'm going to have to make that happen one way or another.

    Who else it in? Should we get group tickets again? That worked out pretty well last time. We should set a dinner/meal or two in stone so that other local guys can make it too.

    Who else is in?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Seriously considering it this time around.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    fucken A dave. it was a blast last time. So great to meet some of the boys (I'm glaring at you shady)

    Rabbit and I had a great time out on the town a couple nights.

    Maybe we'll even get Jeff out this time.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm buying my f-cking ticket now if Dave and Waffle are in.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And film that shit. Especially the bits in the bars afterwards that nobody remembers. I'd love to see inside the stadium on the way to your seats, all that atmosphere, to be there for a Packers game, man that would be something. Definitely top of the Bucket List.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If I manage to win the lottery, I'll be in. But it's unlikely.

    And next time, when we go out, we should go shoot pool or something, so we can bullshit. I'm too old for night clubs and watching others hustle pussy.

  • This is all part of "game theory"

    Option QBs are going to die if ALL NFL D-coaches give the "go" - "fuck the HB, just destroy the QB." See, what will happen is that the HB will get big chunks, while the QB survives - in ONE game.

    However, with every hit, play, with every game that unfolds, the chances of the option QB getting hurt increase. Those hits will accumulate like with any runner (besides, all it takes is one fluky angle). Some teams may have to lose in the short run order for this to happen, but when an option QB ends up on the IR because of this gang philosophy, it will act as a deterrent to other option-ers.

    That's why in college they just load up on option QBs, but in the NFL, option QBs who can also throw aren't gonna grow on trees.

    Option QBs are now being trained to step-back once the ball is handed (to soften the blow), and some even raise their hands right after to signal to the crashing LB/S that the QB is no longer a target, but that kind of defeats the purpose of the misdirect. Besides, if a safety blitzes down and meets the QB/HB at the "mesh" point, the QB is a fair target. Blast away (I would even instruct the defenders to shoot low on the QBs. They're a RB at that point, and if defenders can go low on TEs, they most certainly can go low on QB/RBs. You wanna get cute? let's get cute!)

    It's sort of like with dolphins and sharks. One dolphin won't stand a chance, but if all dolphins gang up and go kamikaze, eventually over time sharks will learn to stay away whenever possible. Many species in nature adopt that philosphy, and NFL D's gotta imitate.

    I'm sure I fucked up that explanation in many ways, but screw it.

  • sharks... dolphins... sharks AND dolphins?!

    I'm in!

    And I agree. If I was a DC that's what I'd be telling the D. Kill that fucker the second he becomes a runner (after checking with the refs before hand... and maybe sending an email to ol roge just in case)

  • Kahlil Bell was running the option as a Jet this week, see that? Chicago is a good team to pick up a spare running back if you need one. We do linebackers and running backs really well. QBs and WRs not so.

  • I will puke if they start calling unnecessary roughness on quarterbacks in the field of play running the read option. i guarantee it happens.

  • the option has no place in the game of pro football. If a QB runs the ball or fakes running it or whatever they get fucking blasted high. Fucking blasted.

  • IN

  • Happy New Year to all my Jewish buddies out there. L'shanah Tovah!

  • In reply to Shady:

    thank you my brother... and to you as well.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Indeed... shana tova umetuka

  • Gotta agree with your last tweet there, Jefe.

    Vegas lines and futures are the only predictions that hold any water. Pundits make their picks for page hits, and don't have to be held accountable. Vegas, aside from some collective fan biases (cowboys, steelers, etc.), offers the most credible prognostications. Money talks.

    Also, more importantly, who fucking cares?

  • Waffle, MB, Doc, other bloggers. Join my FF league. Just join. Please. It's free. It's easy. It's fun. It's glorious. You get to come up with a funy team name. If you just join and forget about it for the rest of the season, fine. Please just help a brother out. It takes 2 seconds to join and a few minutes to draft tomorrow night at kickoff.

    If you guys don't fill this last vacancy before tomorrow afternoon, ESPN will kill the league of glory. Please.... Don't let us die.

    Password: pathtothedraft

  • In reply to Shady:

    Yeah, assholes! Join the league already. You don't want to root for other players?

    You can purchase Marshall, Forte, Cutler, Black Uni, Alshon, Goulld and the D for $180 and fill the rest of your roster with AFC scrubs.

    As a matter of fact, someone join the league and make that happen cause I'm curious how it would end.

    Also, Shady, if it's 11 teams, and the last team is NBIT, you might have to give him das boot to retract the league to 10 (then again, don't know if you have LM powers to do that).

    NBIT will be on auto-draft (He's observing the Jewish Holiday), and autodraft for auction is rough going.

    So, someone join, or else you're an anti-Semite punishing a chosen one for observing his faith. Heathens!

  • I signed up but would like to draft Toliver so Irish feels like Terrence made it onto at least one team.

  • well done lad.

    For the record I just tried to join FOR YOU as well.

    I prooooolly should have read down. Oh well, the thought was there.

    Yonny, don't be mad at me. I was just kidding.

  • Thanks Waffle.

    Although he may end up a Titan and do great things with Fitzy.

    (Blog collectively facepalms itself)

  • I count twelve teams. Am I missing something or did someone take the final spot in the last half hour?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Never mind, I guess Mr. Waffle got in between Shady's last plea and my last post...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Waffle to the rescue of the chosen few like Jesus with a cape! oh wait...

    Now that it's at 12 - much more respectable. Could you imagine some poor espn schlub randomly joining that league then trying to figure out the crazy format and scoring 5 mins before the draft?

    Random drone probably would have been stuck with Ponder.

  • Waffle, you have to appreciate how Jeff used a picture of Scrooge McDuck swimming and dancing in his room of treasures. You've used that analogy several times if I remember correctly.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I did in fact LOL.

  • man, the bengals are talking mad shit. I would love Hester to start the game off with a punch in the dick return TD.

    Bears playing with a lead almost never lose.

    Also, Geno Atkins is 300lbs. He's quick and athletic but he's a fucking human being. Long is the terminator. Jay needs to audible to a run whenever Atkins is over Long so Kyle can fucking maul him and get some momentum. Drive that motherfucker into the ground.

    The Bengals are going to be missing their starting LT for the game so I'd like to see Pepp or Woot put a whoop on Dalton's head from behind. Sack fumble and a concussion so they shut the fuck up.

    First play of the game I'd run a fake flare out to Forte and when the corner jumped it I'd run Unicorn into that area for a quick 15 yard gain.

  • Nah... pump fake to Marshall in the flat, delayed hand-off to Forte up the middle over Atkins prostrate body for a 52 yard gain.

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    that's great news we will really get sacks if smith is out, keys to victory run the ball, get good field positioning, have cutler throw 2 tds to one pick, we kick 2-3 field goals we will win and 2 picks on D.

  • AJ Green, Bernard, either of those guys can appear in the endzone with the ball looking like a fucking idiot in no time flat.

    If I'm Geno I'm over Garza all day long and pushing him backwards into Cutler making him look really bad.

    Reason I think we'll win - Tucker dials it up against Dalton, where Lovie would just rush 4 I'm thinking 5 sacks and at least two takeaways, at a minimum.

  • When Dalton is under pressure he plays like a fucking idiot. Agreed that Tucker will bring heat.

  • reasonably funny:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    you'll like the 49er one yonny.

    btw, the adny reid one sparked an interesting question/thought... I wonder how trestman's clock management will be. Literally can't physically be worse than lovie's... it really, honestly... can't.

    (I risked a motherfucking conniption to post this, but had to)

    btw, conniption is a funny looking word isn't it?

  • dude, that is fucked UP.... but awesome.

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    have Jay throw 2 tds to 0 picks it is a w

  • It's good to be a Bears fan! Can't wait for kickoff. Oooohrah!

    Let the games begin, please.

  • I apologize for going off the reservation and posting this but every American should be ashamed and very concerned that we have a Secretary of State that thinks money from the Arabs will cover the cost of American blood. I am truly ashamed that we have a government that does not understand the price of war.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    The U.S. planned bringing-into-line of the Middle East will cost the lives of many more desperate young people who join up to get their degrees and help their families. It will only add to Anti-American feelings worldwide and fuel the youngsters on the other side to join Jihad. It will also continue to force down the standard of living in the U.S. to previously unthought-of lows as the Fed and the Miitary Industrial complex turn everything to shit in the name of business contracts.

    This could mean no football one day. But we can smell it today, Bungle-meat first up.

    Go Bears.

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