Monday, October 18, 2010
thoroughly out-coached, out-played, out-rushed, and outted as the NFL
worst, on 3rd down conversions, yesterday. Unfortunately, my Dad left
us way too young, but enough memories remain.
From his way of working and living: if you're hired for a job, and
don't perform, then it's up to the boss to get rid of those bums.
Angelo. Lovie. Martz. Tice. Marinelli. They were taken down by Pete
Carroll, who fled 1200 miles north from USC, faster than Reggie Bush
could return his Heisman, to the city which could not even keep its NBA
Are there any ex-FBI agents knocking on Pete's door, as the NFL is
doing with Favre and the Jets? No? So college football coaches can
rack up recruiting and NCAA violations, not be held accountable, and
allowed to head up an NFL team? Nice work, Mr. Goodell. Not your
Well, we got problems right here in Chicago. No, I'm not talking about
Randy Michaels, CEO, or Lee Abrams, of the Chicago Tribune. I'm' not
talking about where Joey Cora might interview next, or how long Ryan
Sandberg will be satisfied with a minor league team, or how the Bulls
could be so embarrassed the other night.
I'm talking about the tradition of the Chicago Bears being ground up in
a meat slicer, instead of pounding the rock on the ground. I'm talking
about Gale Sayers and Walter Payton. I'm talking about Brad Muster
getting you 2 yards every time you were 3rd and 1. I'm talking about
sitting Thomas Jones in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl while the
rain was coming down in Miami, after he had rushed in 2005, for over
1400 yards, to take us to the Super Bowl. Am I missing something here?
Chester Taylor: did Angelo sign him just to decrease the number of
play action passes for Favre? Or did Angelo sign him to rush for 4
plays in an entire game? I'm sure Chester loves warming the bench and
watching the birds go by over Lake Michigan - along with the Seahawks
blitzing around the O-line and sacking Jay to his multiple concussion
season. Is this what the NFL owners have in mind for an 18 game
season? Certainly, as long its not their own minds, just those of their
Lovie says "it's just not as simple" when asked about the running
game. Oh yeah? How can a head football coach justify running the ball
only 12 times in an NFL game, in college, or even in Pee Wee League?
Martz was impressive when making mid-game adjustments v. the
Cowboys. So, what happened yesterday, especially when we had to take 2
time outs after first down plays? No adjustments, but rather "coaching
arrogance," as described so well today by David Haugh.
It all starts at the top - and the top of this organization does not
look like it's ready for Donovan McNabb and his head coach. This South
Side Sports Chick was hoping for a reunion of Shanahan with Cutler in
June, 2010, but instead the reunion will take place next Sunday,
October 24, on opposite sides of Soldier Field. It's possible that with
any more sacks, Cutler may be walking off to the wrong side of the
field, but in his mind, walking towards the coach who took care of
No time to sit on our 4-2 Division lead. "We'll get it fixed though,"
responds Lovie. Okay, then. To all the Bears' coaches, Angelo, and
yes, even the McCaskeys: Show me Hester making the NFL record for
returns this week. Show me some 2 step - slants. Show me some play
action. Show me some holes for Chester and Matt. Show me some rushing
TD's. Show me some third down conversions. Show me a win. Then
maybe, I won't hear Zozzy growling from his grave at Westlawn, to
throw the bums out.