Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears Game Thread

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears Game Thread

Final note on today's game:

It is far too early in the season to regard a ballgame as "must win" and Adrian Peterson is quite capable of wrecking the afternoon by simply being untacklable. But this is a game the Bears need to win. The conference is loaded. The division is semi-loaded. As they find themselves in a playoff race come December, the Bears will rue a loss in mid-September to a touchdown underdog with an uber-inferior quarterback.

They should win comfortably. The need to win period.

Okay, so maybe it wasn't the final note:

Why in God's name are the Bears and the city allowing the University of Illinois to play a game at Soldier Field last night? The Bears have a bye week and eight road games this season. They already have one of the diciest surfaces in the sport. Did it really need four quarters of wear and tear sixteen hours before kickoff?

Side note: I will withdraw this criticism entirely if Adrian Peterson losing his footing a few times.

It definitely wasn't the final note:

Weather looks to be a factor today, with rain forecasted from about 12:30 pm CT on. Two thoughts: (1) A premium is now placed on running the football and that could benefit the Vikings. (2) It will make it more difficult to hold onto the football so Christian Ponder might want to ignore whatever receiver is near Charles Tillman.

Bear down.


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  • Bears will win by George. Bears wil win I say.

    Was that a phrase coined for papa Bear? He he.

    Wake up you Lilly livered loons. Wake up I say!

  • On Note 2: Really, what in God's name was the Park District thinking by having a college game there the night before? They've done this in the past and the field has almost always been an absolute mess the next day. The lack of common sense that some so-called professionals exhibit always amazes me although at this point, it shouldn't...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    The park district doesn't give a shit what we, or the Bears want. Its into cashing checks. I don't know what the fee was for the Illini game but I bet it was pretty juicy.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    i believe it was $987,432

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Exactly. People by now should be more than fully aware that government entities' thirst for our money is unquenchable.

  • Sloppy conditions here in the Chi today. Divisional home game for the Bears means it's a must win and they need to play with a sense of urgency. No facking around today.

    Hopefully the tackling will be improved from last week, the Bears can't afford to give up the home run plays to AP. They need to force CP to dink and dunk methodically down the field and peanut punch the shit out of the ball today.

    Offensively, protecingt the ball is priority #1. Sustain drives. Use your horses in Forte and Bush. Pick your spots on 1st downs to go deep to your unicorns.

    Overall, the team who can limit TOs while still being able to make the big plays should come out on top.

    I like the Bears to win, but I think the Vike will come out ready to play. I wouldn't be surprised if they jump out to an early lead and force the Bears to come back from behind in this one. Take the Vikes and the points today.

    Bears 24
    Vikings 20

  • In reply to Shady:


    I will be going with the Bears and the spread.... because Pep won't just sit around and let impotent white reporters write his obituary.

  • In reply to Waffle:


    Minny is going to bring a must win mentality to the game today. I think if the Bears don't come with the same type of mindset, they could find themselves playing catch up again.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I think that is absolutely crazy talk. Craaazzzzy talk!

  • In reply to Shady:

    Trestman will have these guys ready to play. I'm predicting a big Hester return as well.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Hester loves playing the Vikings.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    One of us has predicted a big Hester return every week for over a year. If you predict rain every day, you will be right eventually. Let's hope it's today.

  • Weather = Inclement

    Devin Hester = Slippery When Wet


  • In reply to Viva:


    First cocktail....drained
    NFL Network....on but annoying
    Bears offense....effective
    My wallet after today's games....thicker

  • I saw some of the game last week. If we can reasonably contain AP we will beat them down. Ponder honestly isn't a starting NFL QB, not sure what they were thinking this year in the draft (although I really like what they did absent of picking a real qb... and there weren't many good choices).

    Aaaaanyway... if we stay disciplined we should crush them. Oh, and they're a dome team right?

  • I just can't wait for this game. Muddy field? Anything that slows down AP is a good thing. He's only a running back. Show me a running back who carried a team on his back? Even Sweetness didn't win anything until Mac walked into Halas Hall holding a beer can.

    But a must-win game. Jefe? C'mon. I think we hammer these fools.

    No injuries. Pep-watch begins.

    Houston over the Titans. Saints over Freewoman. Cincy over PIT. No spreads.

    That is all.

  • Sayers scored like 6 TDs on a muddy field. Could've scored 10.

    His father was a mudder. His mother was a mudder. (too early for Seinfled references?)

    If it's muddy out there it should benefit the Bears because they have a better O.

    Been waiting about 30 years to say that.

  • Seinfeld lifted it from Abbot & Costello:


  • No upset specials, Irish?

  • Sayers wasn't facing our D! Ha.

    The upsets? Nah, KC are favorites over Dallas? Thought they might have been underdogs. That could go either way. Indy and Miami is a tough game that could be close, scared off that one. Had the Titans gone with Fitzy they might be useful, but I guess Locker has to play himself out of the league. Slightly worried about Tampa's DBs and the Saints defense, but Drew normally beats them. If he gets a few on the board Doug Martin doesn't get his looks.

  • My shaky jake upset special today is Bolts over the Iggles!

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Trac, Trac, Trac.

    That has to be the worst upset special pick I've ever heard. The Bolts suck and are on the road. The Iggles under Kelly with McCoy, Vick, and Jackson are a force to be reckoned with. Iggles by double digits, easy.

    By the way, where did you emigrate from?

  • That's why it's my "shaky Jake upset special". Nyuk Nyuk.

    E-migrate? Yes, I guess you could say that. That would be an accurate statement.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I thought I read a post where you said you came to this country when you were a kid or something like that.

  • RSA. MB is my homeboy.

  • bang bang boet

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Nice one trac!

  • whoops


    I'm sure you loved that corm.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I was pissed off at the coaching at the end. Just kick the fucking field goal with 18 seconds left. Some people want to blame the refs, but 18 seconds doesn't leave much room for error. AZ State outplayed WI but Bucky still should have got the win.

    That was the worst game by far from QB Stave. The early pressure and hits seemed to rattle him.

    Keep an eye on rb Melvin Gordon from my hometown Kenosha. The dude averaged over 10 yds a carry last year in 62 carries. This year he's averaging over 13 yards a carry as a true sophomore on 37 carries.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    How was that Dead cover-show, mang?

  • Fantastic. Box of Rain started the show off on a shaky note, but once the jitters were gone they killed it. There were musicians from 6 or 7 different bands playing together. American Beauty was the first set, then lots of concert favorites and extended jams in the second set. I could have listened to them all night. I'm kicking myself for not bringing my recording equipment.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Awesome. I only got to see them A.J. (After Jerry) but it was definitely a religious experience. You know, without the guilt, judgement, and war...

  • Same here. I was at several Jerry shows but never scored tickets. Seen The Other Ones, The Dead (WITH Warren Haynes), Phil and friends, and Furthur. A friend sent me this parody article this morning. Pretty funny.


  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1773985-johnny-football-executes-possibly-most-amazing-play-of-his-career?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial&hpt=hp_t2

    I am a fan of the football player, not the man. This kid needs someone to slap him in the face and tell him to wake the fuck up. Kid's a fucking trainwreck right now. Pull your head out kid.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He made an amazing comeback at the end and beat the spread with 15 seconds left.

  • I wasn't going to post this on gameday, but Irish will be asleep most likely.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I just looked up... uh oh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sleep during a game ?! Fuck that.

    T minus 36 minutes .....

  • and for those desiring gnome-free interaction, here's the gameday link (wasn't this thread suppposed to have this?)


    It comes alive around gametime, so it might be a bit quiet now.

  • Get your mumble clients prepared kids.

    iPads, iPhones

    Mumble for Droid

    Mumble for PC

    Then login to bearscamp.adultdns.net with that client.

    This is somewhere between an NC17 and X Rated voice room for the game.

    Server is up

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You're such a whore, GP!

    I'm too hungover today to scream at my laptop, but I may do the live thing next week.

  • You're both sluts. I too am sick and ain't nobody got time for that.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I'm sick too, Shady. But not as sick as Minnesota fans will be this evening.

    Bears: 31
    Queens: 10

  • I love it, you sick bastard. Myyaaaaahhhh!

  • The 31 was spot on, Doc.

  • We're up and running boys. Come on in. The water is warm.


    M. Wilson, WR
    C. Wilson, CB
    M. Ford, RB
    D. Bass, DE
    Z. Minter, DT

  • In reply to Shady:

    Same as last week. No Ford for Irish and Butch.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Sup with Ford?

  • Not ready for Canton yet.

  • http://www.memesay.com/m/MTM5NQ==

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to gpldan:

    no time to chat today. This is my first weekend of in depth "investing".

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Go deep Waffle, go deep.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I might divert all of my 401k assets to NFL gambling. If I hedge correctly I should be able to pull off a 50% return at a minimum every week.

  • I'd just like to say that I have a feeling that we're all going come to love the Trestman hire. Based on what I've read about the dude, he's a different cat. He's got ideas and philosophies that are very cutting edge, especially for Halas Hall. It's early, but I'm really liking this dude.

    The only knock against him is that he's from Minnesota.


  • I do this every Sunday. I'm making last second FF decisions even though I spent all week trying to figure it out. I just can't stop myself.

    In DBBFFL1 I'm going against 4evar and in my Glory League in I'm going against GP. Let the games begin genturemaing.

  • DaBearsBlog@dabearsblog

    #6 of 7. Per @JasonLaCanfora (at his wife's side after a disgusting hit and run) Josh Freeman wants out of Tampa. Bears should consider.

    ---- Umm, why the fuck should the Bears consider bringing in Josh Fucking Freeman?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    that pussy can't handle Tampa and now he would get to play with a team that was finally put around Cutler after he endured 4yrs of abuse and mistreatment??? FUCK THAT ALL DAY LONG.



  • The Navy Seals could train in swamp conditions by just going to Soldier Field today.

    It's a mess.

  • SD first to score Doc.

  • C'mon can't let Ponderous convert a 3rd and 13.

  • Tillman knee injury
    Ponder let off hook with TD return

  • My god the Vikings offense blows.

  • Trestman is a fucking genius. The Vikes have NO idea what's coming next. Billick just referred to Cutty as the "Old Jay Cutler". Here comes the rush to the 6 bandwagon. Sorry fuckers. Wagon's too small.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    1st and 1 and he calls a pass play into the endzone? You run the ball with Bush three times in a row .

  • We can second guess that call all day. He's calling a hell of a game

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Might cost us the game .....

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Spoke too soon. Weird game

  • Did you see Long grab his left hammy on the fumble recovery?

  • In reply to Jokey:

    He's still in the game thank god.

  • Ponder outplaying cutler big time

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'm gonna eat a little crow here on Hester too. Good day on kickoffs. Little weird on punts though

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    oh Dave. not true my man. stop being a dick. He got us to the 1 yd line twice. You run the fucking rock in, we failed on 2 separate drives. just stop.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    It's not that waffle, really. Dave just has a weak faith in our boys. Probably due to being forced to root for Lovie and Co. for too long.

    Forgive him my man.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    it's fucking non-sensical. Don't talk about Forte fumbling in the middle of a drive to score, don't talk about not being able to score from the 2 with 3 tries on the ground after driving all the way down the field. Don't talk about about Defense with either 1 or 0 sacks and almost no pressure all day. Just say Ponder is outplaying Cutler. I'm sorry, it's fucking retarded.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    From Michael Wright on E@#N

    Stock watch: Despite the comeback, Jay Cutler’s stock takes a fall here. After a strong performance in Week 1, Cutler committed two costly turnovers -- including a fumble returned for a TD -- that led to 10 Vikings points.

    Lucky for Jay he redeemed himself but he would have been ripped to shreds by the media if the Bears lost.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I know, i can't believe the Jerry Allard guy or whatever his name is got to him. He might make that squad if he keeps it up.

    If my QB has to take a "drop in his stock" from Michael C Wright the fucking hack after posting a 97 rating and driving the team all over the field and driving down the field to win after Forte gave it up on the previous game winning drive a couple minutes before is fine by me.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    YOU are SO myopically retarded about Cutler. His inability to understand when a play is not working cost a fumble TD. Luckily for us, his pathetic underthrow of a WIDE-OPEN Alshon Jeffrey did not cost.

    Ponder DID outplay Cutler most of the day, and beyond any doubt had done so at the point I posted that. But you're right - I am retarded - in expecting you to EVER see reality when it comes to Jay Cutler.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    The fact that you thought Alshon was underthrown and not that it was a SICK play by a 1st round draft pick says it all bro. Over the corner and under the safety. Jesus. We're done Dave.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Fine. Watch it again. Four feet further, at the pylon, and Alshon walks it in untouched. But as I said, you don't see reality when it comes to Cutler.

    For your sanity's sake, I hope Jay plays well enough to get a contract, because Emery DOES see reality.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Just don't ever say a guy with a 76 rating , 50% completion and a pick six outplayed the guy that obviously did better, it's fucking embarassing.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Fine dude, quote the rating. But remember that while throwing the ball out of bounds when there is nothing there hurts your rating, failing to do so and giving up six points on a fumble does not. In fact, you're rating gets helped in the latter case since you did not suffer the incompletion.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    It's just not the rating, it's the things that were done during the game that helped the team win. I'm sorry that the fumbled got knee'd directly to Robison, i'm sure Jay didn't mean to offend you.

    Also, i don't remember you bitching earlier when he did the same thing like fucking 5 other times to keep scoring drives alive.

    He tucked it many times when it wasn't open and checked it down to Forte for 11 or 12 catches Dave. what the fuck do you want the guy to do? HE FUCKING CHECKED IT DOWN 8 times on routes that Forte was the last fucking option.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    In the end, Johnny, the good guys won. And that's good enough for me.

    I agree that Cutler made a lot of good decisions. But *so did Ponder*, which was my point at the time I made the post. Not that it was really clear from what I wrote, I confess.

    On thing to think about when you diss Ponder, he:
    1) Was playing against the best pair of cornerbacks in the NFL.
    2) Has exactly one WR on the roster with him (Jennings)

    Yeah, he's got AP. But today:

    Adrian Peterson:
    26 carries, 100 yards
    1 reception, 7 yards

    Matt Forte:
    19 carries, 90 yards
    11 receptions, 71 yards

    So no edge accrued to Ponder via AP. In fact, you could say advantage to Cutler because Forte was better today. Of course, you'll point out that much of that was Cutler checking down, which is true. But I'd say that four or five throws, at least, were designed to Forte.

    All that being said, you know I'd take Cutler over Ponder. As just about anyone would. It's just that sorry, I will NOT agree that Ponder sucked. Nor, that at the time I wrote that post, had he been outplayed by Cutler.

  • Bears look old. C'mon!

  • Like I said MB and Waffle, the Bears cover 2 makes pedestrial qb's look like MVP's. SMH violently.

    I smelt a let down coming on but hopefully our boys can still pull it out.


  • Even the CN Administrator approves of that catch!!

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    lol, + several.

    Good for him he was able to make up for his decision to not get out of bounds.

  • Oh and Doc, my shaky jake upset special came through.

    How would you like that served?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Ya know, I'm happy to be wrong on that one.

  • HO



    That's all I can say.

  • That's what I was gonna say, except with hoooo-leeee shit!

    I'm fairly confident the last silo I bought at the bar had something to do with the victory. After Cutler spiked the ball, I chugged half the silo and explained to Raz how this reminded me of two previous games. I should get a game ball.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Oh, and the bar was deafening when Bennett caught the TD.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    which bar?

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Animal House in La Crosse, WI.

  • I was three of four on my picks. The only one I lost was the cheese pick. Bastards.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Just need HOU's kicker to make me a hero now ...

  • Outplayed by Ponder Dave??? Jesus. 97 rating, 28/39 for almost 3 hundred yards? He had the bears down to the 1 yd line 2 times where we got 3 points out of it. Trestman got fucking cute and it fucked us once, line couldn't get it punched in on 3 plays from the 1 on another time. You need to fucking stop yourself.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    The deep ball that got picked was pretty shaky. A very solid game otherwise. Cutty is money in the end.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I will defend my statement at the time I posted it, but I will also agree that Cutler got it done at the end.

    Bottom line is that we scored more points than the Vikings today. And that is a good thing.

  • In reply to Waffle:


    Laughable ASSessment.

    Like the Vikings wouldn't trade Ponder for Cutler?

    Yeah, right.

  • THE





  • The Bears actually have a TE who can catch! Player of the game, Martysaurus Rex.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Fuck me. Game winning FG attempt by HOU. Nails it. TEN had called a TO. Kicks it again, blocked, but TEN offside. Kicks it again, TEN had called a timeout. Kicks it again, hits upright. OT.

  • Hahaha.

  • Rest easy Irish, looks like Houston is gonna win it.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Player of the game is Hester in my book. Those returns (especially the first one) were huge momentum equalizers.

  • Akers just missed 2 FGs in a row. Good pick up Detroit.

  • These fucking rooks man, Long and Mills, unbelievable what they're doing.

  • Thank you Chicago. Thank you DeAndre Hopkins. Star of the future.

  • "Cutler you dirty bitch"

    He sure showed you huh Jeff

  • Now I don't known what to think about Hester. Nice to see him get a couple of long ones. He looked hungry to start the game, but it bothers me that he got caught from behind on the first. Old Devin doesn't get caught there.
    He seemed to give up at the end of the second one. And his refusal to fair catch punts drives me crazy. So I don't know what to think. Can't take the huge returns from the guy. And did he get demoted from punt returns inthe middle of the game? Ramble ramble ramble

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    regardless I don't think he's back next year. Here's hoping he secures the record before he goes.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    The Queens were keeping two or three guys back on kickoffs. This helped us get big returns, but also kept Hester out of the endzone. Not a smart play by Frazier.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    That's what I was thinking. He breaks the franchise record for yards in a game but still looked slow. Young man's game. We don't have a burner. If we were drafting a receiver then he should have been fast, instead we got a skinny guy who can only play WR.

    I hope Cutty doesn't get too much shit for today, that's 2 comebacks in 2 weeks. We should have put Minny to sleep early, but at least we've shown we have resolve and we're never out of it. This is all character building and any negatives can be worked out.

  • You give Jay the pass while beating on Hester.


  • In reply to SC Dave:

    In retrospect, we were hard on hester - averaging 49 yards on 5 returns is hard to complain about. Definitely lost a step, but that was a good game by anyone's standards.

    Cutty got us out of a hole two weeks in a row, yes, he's definitely getting a pass. Russell is winning games by completing 8 passes. Kap shit the bed. We should be happy with Jay right now.

  • Anyone hear an injury report?

  • Starting this game with two kick returns was crazy. I feel like this game had so much happen its going to take a while to digest. I'm just so glad it ended with a Bears W.

  • In reply to Shady:

    +++++ Regardless of what we come up with on drunkenness and emotion, in the end, the W and lack of injuries are all that matter.

  • Why aren't we doing the picks thing this year?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    I miss the DBB weekend show.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Agreed, need the weekend show back, and the picks.

  • just put the kids down... someone give me the synopsis pls.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Vikes return opening kick for a TD. Hester counters with two 75+ yard returns and a few other decent returns, but he's still a liabilty on punts. Got demoted.

    Martellus Bennett makes ridiculous catches and cannot be stopped in the flat. 2 TDs and an insane catch on a ball that went out of bounds.

    Marshall got his.

    Cutler looked really good, had one bad pick that got batted in the air about 3 times in the end zone, another that Marshall really should have fought for, and a fumble that got recovered for a TD by Robison. Overall a decent game, espec the game wiinging drive and TD.

    Forte was alright. Had a terrible fumble where a DT for the Vikes just pulled the ball off of him. Would have cost us the game if AP didn't have a stupid -13 yard run.

    AP was contained except for one big run.

    Pass rush started good but tapered off. Still needs to improve. Only 1 sack.

    Anderson and Briggs had decent games. DJ was non-existent.

    Jennings got burned a couple of times, but he had a big pick 6.

    Major about killed himself again with stupid tackling.

    Ponder sucks.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    thank you my good man, thank you.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Forgot to add: the Oline was solid yet again. Long and Mills had no trouble at all on the right. Only the 1 sack today on the FF by the mullet.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    very nice.

    Rabbit texted me that we're missing toub badly. Damn.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Specials were poor. Podlesh sucked and tackling was not good. Somewhat redeemed themselves on the kickoff after the go ahead TD, stripping the ball to secure the game.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Forte had 161 yards from scrimmage, tops in the game by a significant margin. Caught all 11 balls thrown to him.

    Forte turned the ball over once, on a play if made by any Bears defender you'd all be raving about until next weeks' game.

    And somehow, this one particular turnover "would have cost us the game" more than the three that "looked really good" Cutler made.


  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Wow, 11 catches! Jeez, didn't notice that. But that's how we should be using him. It's his running that concerns me, not greatly though. Now we have to be worried about Pep.

  • SO MB, Irish, and all the rest of you I don't remember (but you know who you are)....

    Still going to say Hester is a waste of a roster spot?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Guess I'll cut the slack offered me above - *for a change* maybe we should trust that the coaching staff has a better idea than us about who to keep on the roster?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    1) I didn't see a single down of the game... I have my kids every sunday

    2) ...In the pouring rain and deep mud of lovely soldier field... uh, yeah. I'll wait till they're playing on a normal surface when the only one not skating is the guy with the ball.

    That said, I will watch the highlighs and if he IS indeed back (in more than one mud game) I'll be happy to eat crow dave.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He's back, MB. Even if he's 'given up' his skills are still superior in this league, meaning that when he applies himself, he can still change outcomes. Heaven Devin.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    Sorry Ben, record or no, he looked slow. There's young guys in the league that would have had two TDs with the holes he had last night.

  • Irish, he will bring one back before long if they keep kickin' to him. I tell ya, he'll do it.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    Hope he does, I want a Bear to have that unassailable record.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If you get a chance to watch the replays, MB, do so. The field was actually in FAR better condition than I expected based on the pre-game reports.

    I remember AP falling down once, and Matt losing some acceleration once during the game, but other than that it did not seem the turf was a factor.

  • In reply to SC Dave:


    He is also a punt returner. Considering the high % of Kickoffs that go through the endzone these days, not knowing how to call a fair catch on punts is not acceptable. We can't have a roster spot being taken up just for a KR. It was already a stretch for a KR/PR.

    Just my opinion.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Okay, I'll accept that argument. I think that Devin is looking for the home run on the punts and deciding if he does not see the lanes when the ball is in the air, he lets them go.

    Whether that is him or the coaches I cannot say.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Or, upon further reflection, whether it's total bullshit or not. :-)

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Glad we are being civil about it. I somewhat agree about him looking for the home run. I also put forward that the idea of calling a fair catch in the face of gunners running him down scares Hester.

    On a kickoff, he has at least 15 yards before the first guy reaches him, so no problem. On punts, he knows that if he muffs the catch, he will get drilled into the turf. Thus he lets it sail over his head. It all boils down to the fact Devin is scared of contact.

    I was happy with his performance on KRs today though. I still want him to succeed.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    He may be scared on that, DY. Historically, he's had a bit of a problem handling the ball on punts when he's crowded. Maybe knowing he's hanging onto a job by the skin of his teeth makes him even more anxious about turning the ball over.

    Today, I'd rather he leave ten punts on the ground than give one to the Vikes. That game was a real battle.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Certainly. It was almost like playing a game against Lovies bears don't you think?

    Mediocre QB, reliance on running the ball, kickoff return for TD, timely turnovers, fumble for a TD.

    Weird having the shoe on the other foot. I know somewhat how frustrated Denny Green was now.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    lol... love the Denny Green reference.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    He's already admitted publically that he's a pussy. I'm speechless as to how he's on the team after those comments. As an owner I would have cut him on the spot.

  • If you were owner, the team would suck right now.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I complety agree with this statement. MVP of this game today. Heaven Devin.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    You are joking.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Depends, Dave. Who's taking the spot?

    Would I swap a Hester for DeAndre Hopkins type. Awesome receiver, speed, return your balls for you. Hester is doing only one thing .. .and we're two games into the season. Most returners can double as receiver. Devin can't.

    He's afraid of contact. He has admitted that he called it in for two years. These are sackable offences straight off. Yesterday was a good sign though, granted.

  • You CANNOT turn the ball over an expect to win in this league.

    Well, er, usually.

    Good teams win games like this.

    Lovie Smith teams LOSE games like this.

    It IS too bad that Devin Hester is all washed up and should have been traded/cut in preseason.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    lol... thanks Al for the Hester comment. I was not ready to put him out to pasture yet either.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Let's be objective Al. He had two
    really good returns. You can't take that from him. He did well.
    But he got caught from behind by a guy that came from the centerline of the field. That should never happen. He gave up at the ten on the second. He completely shit the bed on punts. So much so that Weems replaced him. The real question is, could some other player that fills another roll like kick coverage, etc. have gotten the two returns? My best guess is probably. We'll never know for sure. So does that merit a roster spot and a big paycheck? If opponents start kicking it out of bounds rather than to/through the end zone, great. Until then, I'm back on the fence.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I didn't see any of it like I said. I'd like to see the heart back, not one good game against a dogshit team. It's ALL about whether his heart is there or not.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Says alot about you that you spend quality time with the kiddos when you get the chance given your love for the Bears. High marks Maings.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    thanks my brother. Appreciate it.

    That said, once the d is final I might ask to switch up sundays for saturdays (when I don't have them both weekend days).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Whao! Then who's gonna take them to church?

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Holy shit Trac. Reel it in.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    MB doesn't go to church wad. Oh never mind.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Thought you were serious. Glad I was wrong

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Hahahahaha... I go to temple... wait... no I don't.

    Thanks for trying to keep trac in check, you'll lose that battle, but nice try. ha!

    I went to worship yesterday and today for the first time in a long time Trac.

    Mother ocean is my temple. I surfed and I cleansed my soul. YOu are welcome.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Mb, Gov't Mule and Warren Haynes shows do the same thing for me.....and skiing out west.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    gotta get it somewhere in this world my maings.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hope it works out man. Tough bidness.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    gracias my man. It will. always does right.

  • Can we agree to say Jay was inconsistent, showing his brilliant arm at times on the TD to Marshall and the game winner to Bennett, but also with mental mistakes like not putting some lob on the ball to Maneri allowing it to be batted straight up and being early on the trigger to Alshon on the ball that was batted (holding by Bushrod on that play made it a non factor anyway).

    Forte ran brilliantly early, showing to be a great draw back - but giving away a key turnover.

    That's football. This is a new offense. It only grows from here. The line play was pretty encouraging, imagine Webb in place of Bushrod and this game is a Vikes blowout.

    Cutler hit his valve guy many times instead of pulling the trigger, it was a good sign. Is he Joe Montana? No. He plays like early Elway at times. His game management with Trestman will get better.

    Had we lost, the thing to look at was the abysmal way the 2-minute drill was run. Slow slow slow. Nothing to be proud of with the speed the offense ran at - but the result, I'll take it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    A good assessment GP, especially that very last clause. I'll take them all the way to NYC in February.

    Jay has shown promise already this year not always trying to force things. Now if he can just toss a couple more balls now and then into the stands it will be better still.

    The pick in the endzone I don't necessarily fault Jay for, as I never saw a decent angle to decide whether he had a good lane to get the ball in there. But since we have a lot of tall guys, I'd prefer him to throw it in the back of the endzone high and trust the big boys to bring it down.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Funny how one can have different takes on the game. I thought Forte was not very good at all, and Cutty just won his second comeback in a row doing his best against fair pressure. Matty's a reasonable back nothing more. Gotta hold onto the ball. Given that everything went against us I think it was a great win - those are the ones Lovie would find a way to lose. The D wasn't spectacular - that was all Cutty with his new best bud Unicorn, and Beast of course. It was hard to watch, but what a game.

  • Irish he had 160 yds from scrimmage. If he averaged that for a season it would be over 2,500 yds. I get you don't think much of Forte but at least look at the stats.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I didn't realise he had 11 catches, that's pretty good.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    People should take a look at Elways career stats. I'm not a stats guy when it comes to QBs, but it's an eye-opener. You wouldn't rate him. Not the first ten years anyway.

  • http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000244687/Peanut-Tillman-saves-FOX-sideline-reporter-Laura-Okmin

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My kids and I were laughing about that one during the game.

  • Oh and Early Hester isn't caught on that 2nd half runback. That guy came from the middle of the field.

    This Hester is a fair bit slower than old Hester in the 100 yard dash. He was also pulled from punts due to his bad decision making, his unwillingness to get under kicks and call fair catch.

    So, he's just doing runbacks now. He's probably still better at it than Ford, but he's not the weapon he was.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Somebody mentioned that Frazier had guys back in centerfield to prevent the home run.

    It's clear that Hester is not quite as fast as he once was, but shit dude, HOW ON EARTH is 249 return yards not good enough?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    + all

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Forte has more burst than Ford?

    (looks around the room)

    Why wasn't Ford suited?

  • Because the coaching staff understands football.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    What does that mean?

  • Now lets talk about the pink elephant in the room.

    Our Defense.

    It's not going to get any better guys. Our pass rush and 3rd down efficiency needs to improve.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Significantly. Tackling was better this week, but we are far too soft on 3rd down. Can't be long until Bostic gets a game as well. DJ has done nothing.

  • In reply to DYLbear23:

    Tackling *had* to be better or AP'd killed us.

    Wright about went out because he regressed to old Major for a play, but generally he kept his head up and tackled rather than hit. And that makes me very happy. There were at least two plays I remember where he took down Peterson one-on-one. That ain't easy, you know.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    again, not having watched anything but the highlights... it is the second game. Things will get better as guys get used to all the new

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Make sure you download the game MB, it was crazy.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    The defense gave up 16 points. Enough said. Now I'm going to poison, shoot, or kick my nice neighbor's little dogs because their yipping drives me crazy. I hinted to them about rat poison on Friday, and the dogs have gotten worse. I envision kicking them at a low line drive about 15 yards in the air right into a tree. But, I'm civilized. I'll give them two more warnings before taking action.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    I had that shit growing up - right outside my bedroom window. A Wrist Rocket was always my fantasy - could have ordered one out of my oldest brother's comic books. Should have maybe.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    That's my other option that I've thought about! It's like Chinese water torture listening to the yipping. I've tried being delicate because my neighbors are such nice people, but I need to lay down the law.

    My noise problem outside my window as a kid was the Lebonese neighbors who had about 15 people living in about a 1,200 sq. ft. house. About 5 were cab drivers. EVERY NIGHT when they got home, usually very drunk, they would pound the horn then have loud arguments outside in Arabic. I could tell you some crazy stories. Luckily at 15 we moved into the country.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    you can't hurt innocent animals maings. It's not their fault... it's the owners. And trust me, I'm no peta freak.

    It's their fault and their responsibility... you should lay down the law with them.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm just being rhetorical or whatever. The dogs always listen to me when I tell them to "shut up". Unfortunately my tone and volume scare humans when I get pissed off and yell that line directed at the annoying dogs. But in all honesty I would be happy if those dogs died. They would make great dog food.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Tread carefully with neighbours man. Neighbours is not cool. THing is, if you DID do somehting to the dogs, the war escalates, and then they just get more anyway. Net net - you just made things worse.

    Sun Tzu - never enter a battle you cannot win. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, that's exactly what they have to do next week.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Cor I've been down this road before. Basically you have to file a complaint against your neighbor and take them to court if you want anything done. Calling the cops about a barking dog is useless. My first house we had 20+ dogs in the neighborhood. About 4 or 5 of them were insane barkers. I finally moved. It's not the dog's fault. The owners have to be smarter than the dogs to train them.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I would never hurt the dogs. The neighbors are great people. I went to their wedding last year and have cookouts with them. I'll just have another talk about the barking.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Elephant in the room?


    Hyperbole, I say.

    The Bear 'defense' gave up 16 points.

    While there's room for improvment in all 3 phases, the game was only close because the offense turned the ball over 4 times and pissed away at LEAST 10-13 points.

    Still, the offense is ALREADY looking better than under the "Lovie Smith Cavalcade of Offensive Coordinators Tent Show and Carnival" and I expect it to continue to improve and grow under "Professor" Trestman's even-handed tuteledge. Marashall was targeted 10 times today. I believe the Unicorn and Forte were targeted 9 or 10 times apiece as well plus another 5 shots at Jeffrey NOT including his 38 yard burst on that reverse.

    Plus, you CAN'T hold the undisputed BEST running back in the NFL to 1 run of 33 yards or so and then an average of less than 2.7 yards a pop on 25 other carries and not give a bit in another area. And AP was STONED on 3rd and 3 with the game ON THE LINE in the 4th quarter.

    The Bears did the same thing the Lions did last week and said "Beat us with Christian Ponder, if you can."
    The Vikings said "No thanks, we're going with our franchise guy and that AIN'T Mr. Ponder so stop him if you can."

    Challenge accepted.

    Just as important, the Bears maintained their composure and poise for the 2nd week in a row and made it pay off.

    4 Penalties today. That USED to be the number of false starts in a half.

    Sometimes a quarter.

    Occassionally a SERIES OF DOWNS.

    BTW, but I don't recall any flags on the Rookies Long or Mills.

    Show of hands.

    Who thinks a Lovie Smith Bears team is
    0-2 at this point?

    And I thought this Blog's resident pessimist was ME!

    I'm not joining the 16-0 or even 12-4 guys but I DO believe the glass is at least half full.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:


  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Well said Al.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    It's positively brimming, Al. The Hawks do look very good although Wilson isn't going to kill you in the air. The Falcons did not take a step backwards and have a running back now. Everybody in the NFC east lost. We're looking good (barring injuries).

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    As DYL points out below, yes, we may be seeing Bostic sooner rrather than later.

    I know Conte has his fans on here. He's serviceable. But Major is a liability in coverage, and he's a banger not a stripper. He tried to end AP on a blast yesterday when he could have ripped it out. But he;s the player in there ....

    We do not have a ball-hawk safety. Still like to see Steltz out there though.

  • 2-0. I/8 the way of an undefeated season.

    Trestman has this offense moving up and down the field. It's a thing of beauty. I felt eerily calm down the stretch as I have it from a good authority that the Bears will not lose a game this year.

    He he.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    jesus is your homeboy?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jim Bakker.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Gp, you gotta give it up to Jim and Tammy. Sure they swindled people out of millions, but they preached about a forgiving God instead of a vengeful God. As repulsive as they were, they were still better than most televangelists.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Bad play Cor. They were liars, thieves and hypocrites. It doesn't get much worse than them but God is a good God not wanting any to perish and if they really repented and changed there hearts then good for them. The last I saw, Jimmy was trying to make a comeback using a new mantra but the good Book indicates that a bad tree cannot produce good fruit. It would be better for them just to live a quiet life than try to enter back into ministry because they usurped their office in the first place and cannot be trusted to teach again.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Very funny GP. I actually have less apathy towards the Bakkers than you do. Pathetic creatures.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    less apathy?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I am not indifferent to their crimes and I have a really hard time making light of them. I guess I could have used another word. Comparing me to them is an insult but I guess you knew that. It's ok, I can take a joke if that was an attempt at one.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Imagine this. The Bears go 16-0 ..... and meet Miami in the Superbowl. We beat their perfect season by 2, and we get their monkey off our back. Ex-Dolphin Marshall has a career day. Larry Csonka inhales his moustache and has a coronary.

    I'd take a victory over Manning but I don't want to play the Broncos.

  • fb_avatar

    game ball was Cutler, shit we can't give Rodgers that time but; I loved how Cutler led his team to victory in a shootout.

  • Lions lose! At the end of the day, it will be us, one of seattle/san fran, and possibly the saints as the 2-0 teams in the NFC. Not bad.

  • Sweeeeeet jebus. I was away from my tv until late after the first half.
    This is a team of destiny.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Chant the mantra, compadre!

  • 'It's taken everyone in that locker room, two weeks in a row." - Jay Cutler

    That's the ticket, Captain.

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    Yeah, we win. Should have won bigger, but every week we win is a week we can better. Team has a lot of upside. Cutler managed the game then he won it. No excuses. 97 QBR is fine. Not his best game. But giving up a special teams score and touchdown off of a turnover? boo..

    We got a win, with room to improve. Fuck the Steelers, in Pittsburgh.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    We could have easily lost, Mike.

    Hester was huge in this game - the timing of his two big returns had a significant emotional impact on the game, and probably (I'm guessing here) a hug impact on fan involvement.

    Vikings: 104 yard KO TD
    Next play: Hester for 76 yards to Vikings 32

    Vikings: 61 yard fumble return TD
    Next play: Hester for 80 yards to Vikings 25(ish)

    Two big plays to deflate the Bears and the fans, and Hester and the return team pick them up big time. Good, really good.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'm waiting for the baby kissing next dave. Hahahaha.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Dave, I just don't get ANY of the Hester criticism today. It boggles my mind. So he let a few punts go that cost MINOR field position. I thought it was the smart move to NOT field a couple of those punts bases on the weather.

    Hester breaks the franchise record for kick return yards and people are bitching? Shame on you guys. Someone please tell me what kick returner would average 50 yards a return? The only mistake Hester made today was that he should have cut inside instead of outside on one of his long returns.

  • In reply to Cormonster:


  • In reply to SC Dave:

    since this is mostly me corm, let me lay it down for you one more time.

    It's simple to me.

    1. He TOLD THE PRESS that he was just cashing checks for two entire years.

    2. That manifested in him being terrified of ANY one that came within literally 15 yards of him during that period. He'd fair catch the ball with TONS of room to run, dive to the ground when a guy came remotely near, run out of bounds at the drop of a hat, and in general be a total pussy and a detriment to our return game.

    proven. admitted. shown.

    disgusting. He has to show me he's changed his mind and his attitude. Sounds like he took a step today. Let's see a little of it every week and in a couple more weeks, I'll forgive him for his two year sin.

    Make sense?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sorry, not watching today and still bringing a critique is, well,weak, MB.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He did not say he was just cashing checks. He said his heart wasn't in it. Big difference. I don't know how many times you've posted he sucked the last 2 years but I always remind you that he scored 3 TD's (2 pr's, 1kr) 2 years ago. That's a great career for most returners and a very successful year for any returner. But just continue to live in your fantasy world where stats only matter when you post them.

  • Looking at the upcoming schedule and how those opponents have played so far, I could easily see the Bears 6-2 or better at the half way mark...

  • In reply to tobijohn:


    You KNOW I detest looking more than a week down the schedule.

    The NFL is a week to week proposition based on who goes down and when.BAD idea.

  • I too was a bit concerned with how slow the 2-min offense looked on the final drive of the game. The review of the Alshon Jeffrey catch actually turned out to be huge. Trestman said the 2-min offense is run from a set number if plays, but the review allowed the Bears to come up with the final winning plays in the huddle which obviously included the back shoulder throw to Martysaurus.

  • Sole possession of 1st place in NFC North

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    No. THAT is a mirage until they beat the Packers.

  • uh oh...


    Season of destiny? As in maybe they'll go 1-15.

    Fuck the lions.

  • I was wondering why Marshall didn't cut back inside in front of the safety on that Harrison Smith pick. Well here it straight from the horse's mouth.

    -"The other pick was an underthrown ball to Marshall on a fade. Marshall took the blame for that one, saying he ran the wrong route.

    "If the safety is high, I've got to play the ball better as far as slowing down a little bit," Marshall said. "I just blew through that route and kind of screwed him. I didn't really leave him any room to throw the ball."

  • Reading back over the thread, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this yet.

    The Bears are in sole possession of 1st place of NFC North. It's early, but it feels good.

  • You sonuva bitch!

  • read up a couple my good doctor.

    btw, chip kelly's brilliance figured out in 1 week... or are the chargers not total dogshit again this year. I personally think it has to be the first.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Eagles crappy D maybe? Eddie Royal has 5 TDs already.

  • 1:40


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Are the Chiefs and Fins anomalies? Chiefs have a stout D.

  • In reply to TracDaddy:

    Good teams. Buffalo could surprise people too. Mario Williams had 4.5 sacks yesterday.

    Most interesting stat from the GB game for me - Rodgers was sacked 4 times. By the Redskins. Can we get a rush on Rodgers?

  • The Broncos have scored more touchdowns (12) than Jacksonville has scored points (11).

  • In reply to SC Dave:


  • Okay, so here's my thing.

    Hester "arrived" today. He proved that he is worth a "specialist" roster spot because he can do amazing things on returns.

    Tillman and Jennings are both making a case for some solid paychecks. We might not have the cap space, but I could easily see them splitting $15 million a year one way or another for the quality of coverage they're providing.

    Martellus Bennett has had some bad plays that, if we weren't winning, would get him skewered by the media. But he's had 3 TDs in two games, on pace for 24 in the season. In 2 games he ALREADY has more TDs than Kellen Davis did in all of 2012. That is a guy who has earned his paycheck.

    The O-line is solid. Long and Mills have earned their paychecks. Garza is not a liability, which I thought he would be. Bushrod had a holding penalty today and I don't think it was his first - either way it better not be a habit. All in all... they're looking good.

    Outside of that? Everybody still needs to put it together. Cutler, Marshall, Martellus (despite what I wrote above), Earl, Alshon, Forte, all the offensive skill players. They're scoring points, they're getting wins. I'm not complaining. But I'm still waiting for the game where we score 35 points on offense. I'm still waiting for the game where we just absolutely outclass our opponent, or at least where we outgain them in a shootout. Until that happens, I can't say that the Trestman/Emery rebuilt offense has arrived.

    On D... we look this good because of our amazing corners. Shea isn't bad, Peppers isn't bad (sad that I'm writing that about Peppers), Melton had a sack today but is also sorta average... we have got to see more consistent pressure. Without more from the front four, teams will keep driving down the field. And the linebacking group isn't much better... but they need to get better. I need more tackles from my linebackers and less from my DBs.

    As for specials, and I'm looking at Joe D as I type this. Hester had a great day. Congrats. Now fix the coverage units. Our roster is too good on special to be this vulnerable.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    On the LB note, I say replace D.J. with the rook. Dude looked good on specials today and I think he's ready. You're right about the D-lline as well, though Paea has put together a pair of nice games.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Thanks NewB. That is my assessment as well about the D. The past two games the Bears D has been too soft on 3rd downs and the opposing qb's have had too much time. Yes we held the queens to only 16 pts but we're talking Ponder and the queens here. Hopefully once our new DC gets more comfortable, we'll see more blitz packages dialed in. As long as we stay healthy, I believe we can improve in a few area's but for the most part, what you see is what you're gonna get out of them this year.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    The D has been been effective stopping the run so far.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    I was never on the Melton boat. Mr Paea, surprisingly, seems to be the guy getting penetration. Having muscles does indeed help after all.

    First round pick next year needs to be defensive line. Cutty might throw the odd WTF pass, but he's certainly not choking when the hour cometh.

  • Did you see the play that Orange Unicorn caught in the back of the endzone where he didn't come down in bounds and knocked the wind out of himself?

    If not, rewind the DVR and watch again. Holy mother of shitkicker chicken coop Batman, he looked like Mike on that play. As in Jordan. How high did he jump for that ball? And snag it with one hand at the top of that jump - man, that was insane - insane talent that kid has. He may not have Vernon Davis' wheels, but he's a catching machine.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    And his strength is supposedly his blocking.

  • Yo Biggsy - nice shirt maing. You auditioning for Sling Blade 2: French Fried Boogaloo?


  • Is it time to file a missing person report for Julius Peppers?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Don't say it mang. Do we actually start Chicken and Wooten ?

  • Hey Jeff, Tweet Boomer Esiason - ask him if Jeff George could run that drive.

  • Everyobdy catch the Kellen Winslow sighting tonight for Seattle?

    I believe it was was preceeded by this announcement:

    "False start, 87, offense. Repeat first down"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Correction: Kellen DAVIS sighting.


  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    DJ Moore was involved in the play where Buffalo's Stevie Johnson went uncovered for the last minute winning TD.

  • From the STATISTICS ARE FOR LOSERS Department...

    Per Vikings radio (which BTW, was REALLY fun listening to their call of the Bears' final drive):

    Over the last 25 years or so, teams that have a special teams return for a Touchdown AND defensive return for a TD win 98% of the time.

    Guess that's 97.9% or so now or, as Han Solo once said.."Never tell me the odds."

  • And remember, folks, no matter WHAT you think of the Bears, you COULD be a Jacksonville Jaguars fan.


  • Reagrding Hester's contract, sooner or later (probablber sooner) he will have to restructure it/take a pay cut or he WILL be cut loose.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al he's on his last year at $2 mil this season. He's getting all of it this year whether he gets cut during the year or not. Hard to say what will happen after this year. Hope he has a great year and makes it a tough decision.

  • Interesting:

    San Diego had a 2-1 advantage in time of possession over the Eagles today.

    Many of you know that I regard that as one of the more inane statistics but ithese IS no denying that it is really tough to push the tempo with your offense when your defense can't get off the field isn't it, Chip Kelly?

    The Bears will play those birds later this year.

  • Hester averaged 49 yards per each of his 5 KO returns. I guess that's okay.

    A tentative apology to Roberto Garza who is not sucking terribly, although we haven't exactly demonstrated a punishing run game.

    Game ball ? Cutty grew a pair on Sunday. 2 come-from-behind victories in a row says a lot about the guy. 8 points last week, seven this week. The two picks (did he really lob a ball ten yards into the endzone?) and a stripped ball however mean I give a game ball to ..... Martellus Bennett. 7 catches each for Beast and Bigger Beast, but 2 TDs for big boy, including the game-winner. Looking at the other receivers .. .we don't have any. I'll take those two.

    Maybe Alshon is something one day, but he will never be a DeAndre Hopkins. That dude is a superstar.

    How bout dem Hawks? Fucked the Niners rightly. See that Sherman guy ?? Wow. Big corner who was like a jacket over Boldin. Completely took him out of the game. Awesome. I'd take that over TJ any day of the week. He's huge. That's the kind of body you need to take out the big receivers. Just wow.

    Thank you CHI, HOU and NO for your gutsy comebacks. Just need Cincy to win for baby's new shoes.

    We're going to corner Big Ben in a toilet next week. Gang bang thank you m'aam.

  • Defensive game ball to James Anderson. Leading tackler and beautiful in Pass D. Best LBs in football, and we've got a stud on the bench. Nice.

  • http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013091503/2013/REG2/vikings@bears#tab=recap&menu=highlights&analyze=boxscore

    This is good.

  • Hey, we beat two of last year's playoff teams. We should feel pumped right now.

  • I'm very glad we play the Steelers next week. It looks to be the easiest game until the Browns game. I'd love to see our boys clean it up and turn in an all around complete game in Pittsburg.

  • The part on fine disparities is interesting...


  • Fun fact:

    Kam Chanellor, safety for Seattle, is bigger and faster than Lawrence Taylor.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    As many of you know, I have/had connections to the hawks.... through two of my best friends and others.

    I have had, and still have, a MASSIVE football crush on a real SS named Cam Chancellor. Dude is a motherfucking animal in pads and probably the best SS in the game right now, In fact...

    Irish, their entire D backfield is insane. They are by far the best d backfield unit in the nfl... hands down. Both of their corners are monsters, their SS is cam C, and their FS is earl fucking thomas. It's almost not fair.

    That said, anyone playing in that madhouse of a stadium is at a big disadvantage. They'll split the series with the 9ers.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    looks like peter king agrees with me... yay me.

    "But it’s hard not to wonder this about the NFC playoff race: If Seattle wins home-field advantage, what team is going into that cauldron of sound and fury, CenturyLink Field, and winning a football game? I mean, the 49ers are really good, the best team on a given day in football. In their last two games in Seattle, they’ve lost by a combined 71-16, scoring one touchdown. Their backs have rushed for 2.8 yards a carry. They’ve been penalized 179 yards. San Francisco has been a hot mess in only one place since 2012 dawned—Seattle—and no one can tell me it doesn’t have a lot to do with the crowd."

  • Irish - I just had to rib you a little for this comment..."Matty's a reasonable back nothing more. "

    Dude, all he did yesterday was rush for 90 yards (@ 4.7 ypc) and catch 11 (!!!) passes for 70 yards.
    Those are ridiculous numbers, not reasonable numbers.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Irish, is on his Ford and Deandre Hopkins kick now.

    Also, Alshon is apparently this years Brandon Rideau to him. Lunacy.

  • A Rutgers guy at work who gave me shit all preseason for supporting James Anderson as the startin SLB just walked past me and said:

    "You are right, Anderson is a beast."

    Also, our D gave up 16 pts yesterday and people are talking shit about DJ. I just don't get it.

    The pass rush is the only issue that I see and if the only solution is to blitz occasionally I'll take the guy who is crazy enough to use cat pee as his piss sample.

  • Hahahahaha... eat a big 'ol bag of dicks don!!!!

    Minnesota was the third 2012 playoff qualifier on Sunday to find out the hard way that last year is over. The Vikings played the Bears tough at rainy Soldier Field, but somehow found a way to lose to Chicago 31-30, despite getting a 105-yard return for a touchdown from rookie Cordarrelle Patterson on the opening kickoff, and later a 61-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by defensive lineman Brian Robison.

    The Vikings forced four Bears turnovers, but watched as Jay Cutler led his second consecutive fourth-quarter comeback win, connecting with tight end Martellus Bennett from 16 yards out with 10 second left. Just like that, Chicago is off to a 2-0 start in the Marc Trestman coaching era, with both wins at home, and the Vikings are 0-2 in the division, with both defeats coming on the road.

    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20130915/nfl-week-2-underachievers-washington-redskins-robert-griffin-iii/#ixzz2f4Cy8z9I

  • rivers. smh


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