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Audibles From the Long Snapper: Statistics, Barnwell on “That Play” & Tasering Wives

| November 7th, 2013

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PFF SAYS SHEA PLAYED POORLY

Some guy named Pete who has been anointed over at PFF Tweeted the following:

Shea McClellin: 2nd-worst @PFF grade of any 4-3 DE in Wk 9. But 2 loud sacks, so naturally NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

PFF attempts to qualify the performance of a player over the course of an entire game and thus weighs a run stop on 2nd and 3 in the first quarter equally to a run stop on 3rd and 1 with the game on the line in the fourth quarter. This is essentially what the baseball metrics folks do. They believe players play to their numbers.

But football is a situational sport. If your analytics tell you Shea McClellin played poorly Monday night, you have to acknowledge in the text of that piece the limitations of your analytics.

I responded via Twitter:

Only @PFF can decide 3 sack performance – 2 in pivotal moments – is overrated because a DE struggles vs run. They don’t weigh situations.

Sacking QB on pivotal third down in 4th quarter to win game IS MORE IMPORTANT than run support throughout second quarter. That’s the sport.

Shea McClellin sacked best QB in football and knocked him out of the game. Call it brutal. Call it crass. It won the game. And it was clean.

For the entirety of the NFL, all defensive coordinators have wanted to do is knock the opposing starter out. Bears did it. That’s football.

McClellin was named Defensive Player of the Week for a reason: no defensive player in the sport had a greater impact on the game. He can struggle in the run game all he wants if that’s going to continue.

BEARS BY THE NUMBERS

Where do the Chicago Bears stack up after playing their eighth game of the season? Glad you asked. We know Forte, Marshall, Jeffery and Cutler stack up well. Here are a few interesting tidbits aside from those.

  • OFFENSE: 10th in yards per game, 2nd in points per game (4th when defensive/specials points are removed), 13th in rushing yards per game, 14th in passing yard per game. WHAT DO WE KNOW? The offense is even better through eight games than any of us thought they would be.
  • DEFENSE: 26th in yard per game, 29th in points per game (a stat they’ve been top 10 in for years), 29th in rushing yards per game, 23rd in passing yards per game. WHAT DO WE KNOW? This unit is not good. The key to the Bears defense moving forward will be the offense getting a lead forcing the opponent to abandon the run game.
  • Why are the Bears a winning team? Because they are +8 in turnover differential through eight games. Only Dallas is ahead of them.
  • Adam Podlesh has only 8 punts dropped inside the opposing team’s 20 yard line. No team in the league has fewer.
  • Through his six quarters, Josh McCown has a 100.2 Quarterback Rating. That would put him fifth in the NFL. (It doesn’t mean anything but McCown is averaging over 79 yards per quarter through six quarters. That’s a 5,000 yard season.)

  • Devin Hester is 5th in kickoff average and 5th in punt return average…but no, he’s done.

BARNWELL ON 4TH & INCHES CALL

Bill Barnwell of Grantland is one of the new age NFL writers who subscribes to the metrics/numbers of a sport that consistently operates contrary to those metrics/numbers. NFL football is not baseball. Players don’t “play to their numbers”. And that is why I disagree strongly with the following premise:

Let’s talk about what Chicago did with the game on the line, because it was certainly the most daring decision a coach made this week. Holding on to a 24-20 lead on the road at Lambeau, the Bears were facing a fourth-and-1 on their own 32-yard line with 7:50 left to go. They looked likely to punt, called timeout, and then Marc Trestman basically dared me to name the positive ledger of this column after him by going for it. He got just about the best outcome imaginable. Matt Forte was briefly hung up in the backfield before converting, and the Bears proceeded to take seven more minutes off the clock over the remainder of the drive before kicking a field goal to take a seven-point lead. It’s fair to say that Trestman’s decision ended up closing out the game for Chicago.

As you might suspect, just about every coach in the league would punt in that situation. Even Ron Rivera would hand over the reins of the riverboat to Trestman there. It’s a freakishly rare occurrence. I tried to find plays like it, but since 1999, there have only been three plays when a team with a lead of eight points or fewer in the fourth quarter went for it on fourth down inside its own 40-yard line, as the Bears did. (There are others on Pro-Football-Reference.com, but they were either on the final plays of games, elaborate safety routines, or fake punts.) You’ll remember one: It was the pass from Tom Brady to Kevin Faulk on fourth-and-2 against the Colts in 2009 that came up just short, eventually leading to a Colts win. The other two were a Marion Barber run from 2008 and a Clinton Portis carry in 2002, each of which moved the chains. So it’s rare. But was it right?

Advanced NFL Stats likely doesn’t think so. Its fourth-down calculator suggests the Bears only should have gone for it if their chances of converting were higher than 71 percent, using their Win Expectancy framework. That would be better than the Panthers in short yardage, and historically, Forte has been one of the worst backs in the league near the goal line and in short yardage. Chicago improved its offensive line this offseason, but it was still 21st in power run success percentage before this game.

Furthermore, the averages used by Advanced NFL Stats also don’t factor in that the Bears weren’t playing an average offense. The post–Aaron Rodgers Packers had enjoyed great success running the ball against the Bears, but Wallace had struggled to create plays in the passing game, something he would have to do during a two-minute drill to win the game.

I’m inclined to agree with the numbers here and suggest that going for it wasn’t the right choice for the Bears. They’re not a great short-yardage team, they were facing a middling offense, and the percentages just weren’t in their favor. I admire Trestman’s sheer gutsiness in making the move, and I’m happy he was rewarded for that aggressiveness with a favorable outcome, but I don’t think that play makes sense given the percentages.

To read my view of the call, which I believe is a transcendent moment for the Bears organization, CLICK HERE.

BEARS FAN TASERS PACKERS FAN WIFE

From NBC Chicago and presented without comment:

The rivalry between Chicago and Green Bay rose to a new level after a south suburban Bears fan used a Taser on his Packers fan wife when she “lost a bet” following the Bears win Monday, according to police.

John M. Grant, 42, of Tinley Park, and his wife, watched the Bears beat the Packers Monday at Sidelines Tap in Mayville, Wis., where he told police he and his wife made a bet that he could use a Taser on her if the Bears won, according to a criminal complaint filed in Dodge County, Wis.

Grant’s wife claims her husband used the Taser “two times on her buttocks” while the two were in an alley smoking cigarettes outside of the bar.

“Hell ya it hurt,” she said, according to police.

The report states the wife claims she did not give consent for anyone to use a Taser, but cell phone footage of the incident shows her “laughing and it seemed apparent that Ms. Grant had consented,” the arresting officer wrote in the complaint.

Yep. No comment.

TWO ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES

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  • BearFanInDE

    Yaaay….Bring on the Lions!!!

  • BearFanInDE

    And please don’t start Cutty this week.

  • Shady

    Marc’s Tresticles were beckoning to him Monday Night. Those brass balls were not going to be denied. In his tresticles we shall trust.

  • I think we gave the whole PFF stats thing a chance a couple years to see if it works, and it’s clear that stats are least helpful in American football when compared to other sports. I think it’s because of the amount of emotion that goes into each play, there’s just no accounting for that. Not saying other sports don’t have emotions involved, but football is just a different animal.

    Not only that, but these stat nerds have gotten really big for their britches, calling out people just because of their stupid little numbers. Most of these guys are complete internet dickheads, hiding behind their stupid computers. All this coming from a guy who loves technology (me). Sure some of these stats are useful, but they are not as important as the PFF guys make them out to be.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Perno, you nailed it.

    • Shady

      Didn’t the Bears hire a guy from PFF to run an analytics department?

    • Scharfinator

      Your 2nd paragraph is gold.

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      Stats in football are important. The problem is that you have to be competent in reading them. That’s the difference. In other sports even a basic IQ fan can read them. In american football only the skilled dudes can make sense out of it. The difference is not in the stats per se, but in how to use them.
      PS: When I started reading them they where going crazy for 2 Bengals rookies Atkins and Dunlap. Every week they where lamenting a certain lack of snaps. These 2 youngsters where invisible on all the other sites. Look at them today beasting people up. Also in that period they where just baffled that a reserve guard named Evan Mathis was not wanted by teams in Free Agency. Eagles got him for 1 year minimum, won the starting job and is a fantastic guard (highly paid at the moment). Those guys know more than most of the GMs in the NFL.

      • Barb, if they knew more than GMs they would gladly be GMs and get paid GM money. They are just nerds that like football.

        • Barb UMihai Mar

          Hah. Nerds that know football more than most GMs.

      • bearsfantillend

        You may be right that the stats guys know more than GMs in certain areas. But the GMs job is not about who to pickup based solely on stats. They have to understand the culture of their teams and locker rooms, and they have to understand the salary cap. They have to understand personalities and how will players mesh with each other otherwise you end up with the drama that is happening in Miami. T. Owens was a great receiver but he was a locker room nightmare. That’s why GMs weren’t lining up to sign him. There are reasons players drop in the draft, sometimes its the analytical stuff, but usually its concerns over injuries, off field issues, or issues with personality. Personalities of players and off field issues become less important in the later rounds of the draft because you are willing to take a risk on a player based on their skills and hope they will be able to adapt to the culture of their football team.

        I am a great computer programmer, that does not mean I have all the skills required to be the next CEO of Microsoft. Mainly because i don’t possess the business acumen or the vision required for that job.

        • Barb UMihai Mar

          That’s my point. They take much (not all) of the emotion out of the story. So, as Jeff said, they don’t take that much into consideration the hype and ‘insider’ stuff. And it’s a fair point. That’s why you have to make it a stats and eye thing. I mean Shea McClellin can’t be superior to JJ Watt just because he didn’t break Luck’s pelvis on SNF. Also winning programs don’t give much of a shit about ‘culture’, ‘personalities’ and so on. It’s all about the tape and cap issues. More than 50% of the GMs in the league have no idea that the fuck they are doing from a football point of view.

          • bearsfantillend

            wow, just wow, can i have some of the shit you are smoking? because that shit must be something good. did you just say that over 50% of GMs dont know football? you can’t be serious.

  • Jokey

    Loved the result, but if I force myself to decide, I still say punting was better. It just seemed to risky to go for it. Not horribly so – there was enough time left to give up a score and go get one of our own. At least Trestman made the right run call and not an A-gap run which Lovie would have done.

    Side note on the play – I think a healthy Matthews makes that tackle and it’s Packers ball there. But someone yesterday said Martellus could have blocked down, that’s a mistake either of his or in the play design. What a huge play of his the play before – that was a Man play. Okay I’m just repeating shit everyone else has already said – I’m out!

    • CanadaBear

      If the fudge’s D was playing better I’m sure Trestman would have punted.

  • bearsfantillend

    What there is cell phone footage of the Tasering? why is that not on You Tube yet? what has this world come to.

  • AlbertInTucson

    The tasing gives new meaning to the term “Being taken for GRANTed”.

  • AlbertInTucson

    I don’t the Barnwell gives enough weight to the fact that there was, in fact, so much time left when the Bears went for and which is the factor which I believe eventually influenced Trestman to roll the dice at that point in the game, despit the field position. Had the worst happened, Bears stopped, Packers score go ahead TD, there would have been time for the Bears to recover from it needing only 3 to tie the game.

    • CanadaBear

      I’m not sure the Fudge would have put it in the end zone. If they had to settle for three there’s a good chance we would have ran out the clock and won by one.

  • Sactowns#1

    Leave it to a fudge fan to welch on a bet.

  • DaMurph

    Doesn’t everyone taser their spouse?

    • Trac

      Not if they want to live long and prosper Murph.

    • all the time. it’s the tasing of someone else’s spouse that seems to cause trouble.

      • gpldan

        Wasn’t it Brandon Meriweather that said “Don’t Taze me, Ho!”?

  • Viva

    and Shady stood looking calmy from the top of the mount, and procliamed: “IN HIS TRESTICLES WE TRUST!”
    You truly have outdone yourself. I’m pissing.

  • gpldan

    So what happens if we start Cutty, and he throws a couple of picks?

    Does Trestman bench him and put McCown in?

    • Sactowns#1

      They will most likely take the opposite approach and start McCown. If he has a poor performance, which I doubt, then they’ll give him the hook and put in Cutty.

      • SC Dave

        This, at least I hope. I’m concerned that Jay would be trying to come back too soon – any mobility impairment is not a good thing against a dline such as that of the Kitties. I know we love to dis them, but they are solid up front on D.

  • Waffle

    If Cutler is healthy it’s a no brainer. If he’s 90% it’s a no brainer. If he is less then you might have to start McCown because of our inability to block the Lions front DT’s.
    I am calling it right now. If Cutler plays he has a 95+ rating, 3TD’s and 0 INT’s. A lot of intelligent checkdowns and some backshoulder magic. No running but he will check down fast.
    Forte will get 23+ touches and Martellus Bennett will be used in the playaction game for mid range passes.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      My worry about Cutler even at 90% is that what happens on that critical 3rd down and he has to escape the pocket and make one of his patented Cutler 3rd down runs? Does he re-aggravate the groin? Groin and hamstrings easily get re-injured, and we need him down the stretch.

      • Reduced Calorie Malt Cutler

        I agree that if he needs a critical 3rd down he’s going to say fuck it and take off running and that does worry me. Believe me, I kind of want McCown to start for that very reason.
        I feel that Trestman will neutralize the Detroit front line with a quick spread out attack and runs to the edges, WR screens, etc.
        With that being said, this game means everything right now. With the Bears, Packers and Lions all playing weaker opponents for the rest of the season except each other this game could mean the difference between going to the playoffs as the division winner, going to the playoffs as the wildcard or missing out on the playoffs by one game.
        Trestman will make the right choice….and he’ll look weird doing it.

        • SC Dave

          Love that last clause. +x

        • johnnywad

          Have you ever seen a hat pay dividends like that? Turns a creepy serial killer into just some guy

  • gpldan

    I got an email from a High School class in New Jersey Alum.

    They had mistaken my primary email for a variation in spelling of my real name with some other guy who graduated from this high school in New Jersey in ’74. They said they hadn’t heard from me in a long time, and as this was the 50th HS reunion coming up, here was MY CODE for the website to go in and update my bio.

    Oh boy. Did I have fun with that.

    This guy will be surprised to find out he had joined the circus in Thailand after his double amputation as “Stub Arkush”, the waddling magician.

    • Scharfinator

      Holy shit – got a link? Lol

    • 505 Bears

      Most people from my graduating class would kill for a bio like that, sadly…haha

    • MB30SD

      BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Awesome.

      Asshole.

  • Shady

    Cutler now expected to start Sunday.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      I think this is a mistake. McDrago has been a pleasant surprise. I always coined him “Cutler-lite” but he’s playing more like “Malt Cutler-lite”, a little stronger than expected.

      This game will come down to stopping Bush and Megatron not our Offense.

      • Shady

        Let’s be real, the Bears aren’t stopping Mega-Bush. The game is going to be a shootout and Cutler give the bears the best chance to win. The risk is Cutler overexerting himself and re-injuring his groin. That would obviously be bad. Really, really bad.

        • gpldan

          It would bring closure on re-signing him, however.

          • EnderWiggin

            It would?

          • CanadaBear

            Not sure about that. I can’t read Trestman at all (that’s a good thing overall) but he sure gushes about Cutler’s dedication and work ethic. At this point, why wouldn’t they bring back Cutler and McCown? They both can operate the offense. Jay has a higher ceiling and lower floor because of his risk-taking but both of them move the chains. Every QB is a play away from ending their career or getting so banged up they are ineffective. We as Bears fans are more familiar with that than most.

        • SC Dave

          Given the ball control, mistake-free performance of McCown, I hesitate to agree that a possibly gimpy Cutler gives us the best chance.

          Especially given the fact that it *appears* that at least a few of the members of the O decided they had to pick up their game in response to Jay being hurt.

        • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

          Mega-Bush. Been perusing that vintage section on redtube I see…

      • Reduced Calorie Malt Cutler

        Agreed, this is mainly about stopping their O and not the other way around.

  • TheBigCheesy

    I thought the 4th and inches call was unforgivably unwise (I also thought McCarthy’s onside kick decision was stupid…even if we get the ball, which we did, we have Seneca Walllaace. Hello? Just pin the Bears back as far as you can and wait for something crazy to happen).

    Why would you give the Packers an opportunity to take the lead that late in the 4th quarter?? I understand going for it with Aaron Rodgers in the game, but with Seneca Wallace? Wallace couldn’t do anything Monday Night. If you punt it away, there’s almost no chance he could drive 70 yards for the go ahead score, no matter how well (and inconceivably so) Lacy was running the ball. But if the Bears would have given the Packers the ball there, Green Bay only has to go 25 yards to take the lead and they’d have had alllll the momentum.

    Furthermore, Raji was playing great and the run defense was incredibly when they were stacking the box (Bears were stuffed at the goal line when in run formation, but scored with they handed off out of the shotgun). Forte and Bush were stuffed several times for no gain. Hawk was very close to making the play on 4th down. Trestman could have given the game away. And Monday Night would have been a ridiculous opportunity to piss away.

    • Jokey

      It was definitely a gamble. The onside kick was not as much of a risk – well statistically maybe it was, but there was an entire half to recover.

      • TheBigCheesy

        Yeah…the problem was that Green Bay didn’t really have the ability to “recover”. I thought they had such a huge momentum boost after Lacy’s huge run to tie the game. Just kick it away and hope the crowd gets loud enough to force a 3 and out, and then you’d have good field position going the other way. If Green Bay doesn’t recover the onside kick, then all the momentum and noise is lost and Chicago has an opportunity to erase Lacy’s heroics.

        • Jokey

          It’s the same logic of why you start converting stocks to bonds as you near retirement age.

    • gpldan

      This is a correct assessment.

      I think it speaks to how badly Trestman thinks his D is.

      Pulling the center on 4th and inches is pretty wacky stuff. Everybody was looking for the dive over Long.

      • Scharfinator

        Or believes in his Offense.

        • gpldan

          Riiiight.

          That’s why he made a decision that no other Pro analyst thought was sound doctrine.

          • Scharfinator

            And proved them wrong?

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        This is the successful version of that jump ball pass on the goaline on 1st/2nd down. Remember that gang? We just got to ride the bumps of Tresticles (if that gave you a visceral reaction, you’re welcome).

    • Trac

      I don’t see it that way. That call was a defining moment in Trestmans NFL career. Get used to it, you ain’t seen nuttin yet.

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      He did it the game before also with the surprise on side kick called back for offside.The game was a 4 point game so you could have stopped them for a field goal also, that changed little in the grand scheme of things. I see it differently… ‘go for it against Wallace’, ‘don’t do it against Rodgers’.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Here’s my take on McCown over Cutler chatter.

    While I see the arguments for McCown over Cutler (this season, not just this game) – decision making, poise, pocket presence, accuracy – long term QBs need an arm.

    I can’t think of one mediocre-armed QB who has won the SB lately. Look at last year. Peyton, the ultimate qb machine, was exposed because of his weak arm. The Ravens manned up, blitz and hit him, and dared him to beat him over the top. And who beat him? A guy with an arm who could hit that bomb.

    Big Ben, Eli, Rodgers, Brees, Brady all had very good to great arms, arms that could make plays that McDrago cannot. This is not a knock on McDrago. I can’t throw a 96 MPH fast ball, though I wish I could.

    Sure, it’s possible that Trestman can scheme his way through it, but it puts our O at a slight disadvantage, and in the playoffs against a good teams like the 9ers, Hawks, Saints, every little fault becomes a chasm.

    We all just gotta hope that Cutler’s pocket presence, accuracy, descion making, poise, etc catch up to his arm. Before he went down, the arrow was pointing upward.

    If not, we got McCown who I like as much as the next man, but there’s a huge difference between the Daltons, Schaub, Alex Smiths of the NFL, and the Rodgers, Brees, Big Ben, Flaccos of the world.

    Just my 2cents.

    • Reduced Calorie Malt Cutler

      What if we just hurt every quarterback that we play against?

      • gpldan

        • Reduced Calorie Malt Cutler

          I wish you could somehow create a gif of a picture of McClellin with his weird head and replace his mouth with Mr T’s mouth saying that phrase.

      • 505 Bears

        I’d love to see Pep knock out Stafford again

    • Jokey
      • gpldan

        Yeah —- uhhhh — I would not rate that drop back as “excellent”

      • MB30SD

        how is this all medically possible?

        Not actually torn maybe? Otherwise, I don’t get it… baby stem cells?

  • Bender McLugh

    “If I wasn’t 100 percent … I wouldn’t have been practicing today.” -Cutler. I hope so my man

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    The metrics/numbers can’t read the football situation. He would not have gone for it if the defense had numbers on Bears left side of the OLine. The LT and LG had great games, the rookies not so much. So, ok with the metrics, but how does the % change if the defense has 1 man against 2 in the spot you plan to run at ?
    I’m a fan of PFF. They are very good. The reason is exactly that style of taking most of the emotion out of the game and focus on the play itself. You have to use the eye-test also. It’s a mix.

    • SC Dave

      The last sentence is so true. And I think maybe that was part of Jeff’s point – sometimes, people just come up big at the right time.

      While I’m not a baseball fan, some of the stuff the White Sox did on the way to winning the Series would not likely have come from the “metrics”. There was a certain “killer instinct” to that team – making the opponent overpay for every mistake. But only for one season – then it was gone.

      How would the metrics account for that? Rhetorical question I suppose – I have NO idea.

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        I understand nothing about metrics or baseball. What I meant is that metrics are that more useless on the level of one play success that final game winner. Like they can read lot’s of data and say ‘this team will win the game’, but it’s all bullshit on one play because there is no clear data. The dude Jeff talks about mentions general stuff like the Bears O Line ‘power run success %’. That has little to do with the play in question. I believe you can use metrics only post play and have confidence in the data. It should be 99% success % if you run a ‘power run play’ away from a overload blitz from the defense. The alignment and personnel from both sides are key here. You can only read this data in the instant when the ball is snapped. PS: Who said McCown would have went for it if the numbers wouldn’t have favored the Bears on the left side ? He had 5 against 5 on that side…so that was pretty fucking bold. Loved it !!!

  • AlbertInTucson

    Cutler cleared to play and expected to start Sunday.

    Bad idea.

    • Trac

      It’s his team on the offensive side of the ball Al. For better or worse, you gotta give him that. I don’t think Trestman is going to let things get out of control.

  • SC Dave

    Review the highlights again, I just have to call out McCown on maybe his best play of the game, the 16 yard completion to Marshall out of his own endzone. Pocket presence big time, pretty good vision and a fine throw. A pro play for sure; not something we’d have seen from a backup in a while.

  • CanadaBear

    One thing to keep in mind is Cutler’s history against the Kitties. He’s got a great winning percentage against them and QB rating is triple digits. You can tell he hates these guys as much as we do. I’m fairly confident The Beloved will be amped up to put a hurtin’ on these dickheads. Kyle has a much better idea what Suh is all about and I’m positive it’s going to be a street fight between them. My money is NOT on the cowardly, cheapshot artist.

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      Suh knows about him also. I like Suh very much…the Bears must scheme against him and those brutal stunts they are doing.

  • tobijohn

    According to Vegas, Cutler in whatever condition he really is in is worth 2.5 points more than a healthy McCown. The spread is now even……

    • tobijohn

      Make that 3.5 points. According to a Biggsy tweet, the Bears are now a one point favorite…

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        Wish my groin was worth 3.5 Vegas points.

        • SC Dave

          lol

          Ever get an appraisal? Might be worth more than that, Butch.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            If you know any hot women willing, send ’em my way SC.

  • CanadaBear

    Jeff, after using this site for the last few weeks I only have one thing to say to you. Bless You!!!!!!! I’m one of the least technically savvy poster’s here but this site is a joy to be on. Thanks again!

    • Trac

      bully. here here.

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      true that.

  • Trac

    I gotta tell you guys, our boys have a fantastic opportunity to make a claim for the division crown this weekend. 6-3 will be a great place to find ourselves in on Monday morning. All is well with my soul. Ha!

  • Big Mike

    Is it me it does the Vikings tackling make the bears defense look good ?

  • MB30SD

    I want cutty to come out onto the field this weekend in this: http://derziesel.com/

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      That’s some GI Joe shit right there.

  • Teddy

    “but Wallace had struggled to create plays in the passing game, something he would have to do during a two-minute drill to win the game.”

    There was 7min left on the clock when they went for it on 4th down. Far from needing a 2minute drill

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