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Bears Finally Win at Lambeau. Rapid Fire.

| November 5th, 2013

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Here’s what I don’t understand.

On both NFL Network and ESPN in the aftermath of the Bears remarkable victory at Lambeau Field Monday night the words “luck” and “asterisk” and “gift” were stated. Why? Because the Green Bay Packers were forced to play with their backup quarterback.

Against the Chicago Bears. And their backup quarterback. Seems silly.

This was a tremendous victory for the Bears. This was an inspiring performance from the Bears. Here are my rapid fire thoughts.

  • Shea McClellin spent two weeks being trashed on local radio stations and in the newspapers. He responded to that trashing by delivering his finest performance in two years, including a hit to quite possibly end the Packers 2013 hopes.
  • Same can be said for Julius Peppers. When it was needed he delivered a star performance.
  • This was a crowning evening for Marc Trestman. The fourth quarter, game-icing driving was a masterwork and belongs in the Art Institute.
  • I didn’t love the play call but I loved the call by Trestman to go for it on fourth down. If your offense can’t get an inch or two, the games deserves to be lost.
  • When the quarterback is down the skill players around him need to compensate. Marshall, Jeffery, Martellus and Forte were magnificent.
  • I can’t imagine there’s a worse run defense in the NFL than the one in Chicago. I have never seen a lead block run through a hole have to look around for someone to block. Happened last night. (Thanks to @johnfhagan for the image.)

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  • I also can’t imagine there’s a pair of starting safeties playing at a lower level than Wright and Conte, especially in run defense. No use in embellishing. It’s been happening every week. And something must be done.
  • Add a blocked punt to Joe DeCamillis’ thrilling 2013 special teams resume. It may be unfair to blame Joe D for Dante Rosario’s missed block but that is surely what will be happening in the days to come.
  • Robert Garza looked overmatched last night.
  • So did Jordan Mills at time but the Bears are doing the right thing sticking with him. Mills shows flashes of being a dominant right tackle.
  • Josh McCown wasn’t just good Monday night. He was sensational. Extending plays with his legs. Executing smartly within the structure of the offense. And making a special, Eli Manning-esque touchdown toss to Brandon Marshall early.

I’ll be re-watching the game today and posting more detailed thoughts then. Monday night was a huge victory for the Chicago Bears. It hit the reset button on their 2013 campaign.

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  • Chris O

    That fourth down run by Forte was pure willpower on his behalf. By all rights, he should have been stuffed for a 2 yard loss, but he wasn’t having it. Beautiful.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Absolutely. Writing a full column about that play for tomorrow.

    • replace “forte” with “lacy,” and “fourth down run” with “half of his runs in the stupid game” and your statement is still correct.

      what a disgusting display of tackling by our defense.

      • MB30SD

        you called any of that, “tackling”?!?!?

        Jesus, our “D” made lacy looked like beastmode X 10

        • what else do you call it when conte hits a man in the chest then slowly slides down his legs to the turf? isn’t that how you tackle someone? by hoping the trip over your discarded body?

          • Jokey

            At least on that play he was in position. On Lacy’s TD run Conte was in next zip code.

          • MB30SD

            JOOOOOOKEEEEEEY!!!!!! (screamed like “kahn” in ST)

    • Waffle

      does Fiametta get any credit for blocking the guy that would have stopped his pure willpower in the backfield from behind?

      • Chris O

        Fiametta definitely gets credit for a great block on AJ Hawk. Garza should have kudos for his pulling on that play as well. But the last little bit that got the first down was Forte shaking off Hawk and carrying Palmer with him almost 2 yards to secure it. It was an amazing play by the whole team.

  • BerwynBomber

    The words “luck”, “gift” and “asterisk” belittle what the Bears did as a team and are frankly irrelevant in regard to the importance of the game. That said, any objective observer would say a -Cutler/+Mccown vs. a -Rodgers/+Wallace scenario greatly favors the Bears. Sorry, but Rodgers and Cutler are not of equal value. Just as apparently McCown and Wallace aren’t either. Anyway, one whale of a win. Could be a season-changer.

    • gpldan

      McCown vs. Wallace is advantage Bears. But it is very much disadvantage NFL. I bet most of America tuned out outside of Bears and Pack fans once Rodgers went down. Good for us, bad for the NFL. The NFL seems to be living some karma based version of Inception at this point.

      • BerwynBomber

        I wonder, gd. The NFL, like MLB and the NHL, doesn’t seem quite as star-oriented as the NBA is. Obviously, Rodgers is a huge draw but I don’t know if he’s quite at that Manning/Brady level with the casual fan. But hey, maybe a splitting hairs argument.
        Anyway, should be a huge game this weekend too. Said this last night but gotta imagine Fox will be sending Buck and Aikman are way for Sunday’s telecast. National spotlight for sure.

  • Trac

    Winning last nights game the way we did vs. losing respectfully to build a teams confidence? Sounds rather silly now wouldn’t you say Jeff?

    • Bearssssss

      To be fair, he also said:

      Bears fans will be nervous but they need to take a valium and relax. Tonight is a fun game if you’re a Bears fan. The pressure is entirely on the other guys. There’s nothing to lose. The upside of a win far surpasses the downside of a loss. And from a fan perspective, the stage is set for a the type of win you’ll remember for years to come.

      • DaBearsBlog

        Last night’s game became a whole different endeavor once Rodgers got hurt. If they had lost to Seneca Wallace it would have been a huge disappointment.

      • Trac

        I disagree with the general mindset of those comments but I understand why they were made. It’s a short season and I just felt that the Bears needed to will a win more than eek out a close loss. I don’t think Trestman ever considered trying to just play close. His goal was to win, period. No worries though, I’m tickled pink to have the victory, that’s really all that matters.

        • Sactowns#1

          This from Trac… the guy who tolsd us the sky was falling all last week. We needed the D to step up and they did. I believe I, along with others, predicted as much. Now it’s just too bad they didnt cover the over. 🙁

          • Trac

            That’s not what I meant. What I said in essence is that looking for a soft loss instead of a super human feat by the Bears to win the game is a mistake. I saw the game as a must win and I think I’ll be proven right come week 17.

  • Marcos Jaime

    Cant believe I keep hearing this trash that we got lucky. Conte and Wright blow and i been saying it since week 1. Everything they do is horrible.

    • we got lucky that rodgers had too much sand in his vahoo-ha to come back into the game. Smack ‘Em Down Shea will do that to a man.

    • MB30SD

      shhhhhh… don’t tell dave

    • Scharfinator

      Yeah, they looked particularly bad last night. Anyone see the one where Wright jumps in as the 8th man in the box late, out of position, and the *designed* hole is where he’s supposed to be?

      Conte didn’t look as bad…… but that’s kind of comparing a turd and a dead animal.

  • i’m still waiting on the MJD tweet calling out Rodgers for changing into sweats when the injury wasn’t even to his throwing shoulder.

  • gpldan

    At this stage is having Steltz play strong a problem? Wright’s play is so bad, I have to imagine Steltz is better.

    • not that he’d ever do this for us, but boys can dream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnVujO7b8kg

      • MB30SD

        damn.

        I’m in on the steltz for SS campaign… the ONLY thing is that wright seems to sometimes be in the right place at the right time. And he does make tackles… 20 yards down the field.

        • which isn’t bad when you consider tucker has him lining up 30 yards away from center.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      Irish, you’re baaaack!

  • Trac

    It looks like MB is finally going to have to stop giving Lovie credit for drafting Chicken Dinner now. lol. See how I did that my friend?

    • DaMurph

      Can he do it week after week? If this is a breakthrough game, great. I tend to see way more mediocre in his future than greatness.

      • Trac

        I don’t think last nights performance will be a staple on our D. He’s still terrible against the run, even last night.

  • MB30SD

    My thoughts:

    * I really love what McCown did. Patient, threw it
    away when he had to, scrambled for firsts when he had to, stood in and got
    hammered AND made great throws. Dude is the real deal. I was very impressed. He’s
    not a raw talent like cutty, but he’s much more composed and measured and
    calculating and has great pocket presence… all things cutty doesn’t have a lot
    of. I agree with jeff, leave him in there next week and if he can beat the
    fucking lions and cutty gets one more week’s rest, great.

    * Great game by the entire O. The oline was
    awesome, out receivers, both our backs. just an amazing team effort.

    * Wow, our D is so so so bad. it was painful to
    watch the gaping… nay… cavernous holes that they had all night. Literally the
    only real NFL caliber guys out there are pep, paea (at times), anderson and
    peanut. Big props to the rookies, but they are lost and getting so crushed. It’s
    great that they’re getting all this experience this year, which should pay
    dividens next year, but my god it’s hard to watch a chi bears D look like this

    * Dave, you knew this was coming, and I’m trying
    not to pick on you… but please give it up. Don’t let pride cloud your judgement and make you post silly comments like wright is worse than conte. I watched
    conte closely last night and he’s MUCH worse than wright if that’s even possible – everything else aside, the FS position is so much more pivotal to a D in passing situations, but nature if both were equally bad conte would be the more dangerous shitbag. Dude got
    beat on coverage, took insanely terrible angles, missed tackles, got run over.
    He is abjectly HORRIBLE… and so is wright. I don’t know, maybe they should move TimmyJ to FS and let Frey try corner. Seriously I don’t know what else to do, but conte is a total
    and utter liability.

    I’m only focusing on conte more than wright because at least wright can come up
    to fill and be just another bag of flesh causing more traffic in the frey.
    Conte is just a fucking mistake waiting for a TD to happen (in the air OR on
    the ground). He looks like John Lynch, but that’s where any and all
    similarities stop.

    * Can we get rid of DeCamilis ASAP please. Man, if
    we hadn’t had toub for so long we might not see such a difference… but DeCamilis
    sucks. I’m also still on the hester is done bandwagon. Man that kid has lost
    like 3 steps. In the old days he would have broken that last one… he got caught
    from behind by a LB. I’ve backed off the cut him talk, but I def don’t get
    excited about him doing anything amazing any more. I get excited when he gets
    more than 10-15 yards, which is not often. Again, probably a case of
    expectations.

    * FUCK THE PACKERS… and FUCK Aaron Rodgers left clavicle.
    Karma’s a bitch.

    * Shady you glorious bastard, I hope you had fun…
    and GP’s assessment of your post-game activities was spot on.

    …and yes trac, I see you down there. I had the same thought… “well, at least he’s not a total bust”. We are the packer QB killers… and lions QB killer I guess. Hee hee

    • i appreciate you rubbing anderson’s knob, but how the hell does he let that pick-6 slip right through his hands into jones’? that’s a 14 point swing right there. (yes, this math is based on the assumption that he had enough gas to outrun the pack for 90 yards down the open field)

      • MB30SD

        happens my maings. we used to say, “that’s why I’m on D and not a WR”.

        Now, fucking wright had TWO INTS litterally drop RIGHT in front of him and through his arms. I was sitting there dumbfounded how he didn’t pick both of them. One could argue that as a safety he should have more ‘catch the football’ acuity.

    • Bender McLugh

      I seem to remember Major’s first season he was above average in run coverage and would clog the last gap…… is that wrong? He’s so much worse now it kinda boggles the mind. Maybe he just misses Lach….

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        Major also had the terrible habit of lowering his helmet,which lead to a lot of big hits, and missed tackles/injuries.

        Last year it looked like he finally fixed that tendency, but this season he’s back at it. This might be on the coaches. They gotta understand his weaknesses and grill him during the week. Fuck turnovers. Just back to Safety 101 for you. Stay low. Keep your head up. Wrap up. Tackle. Keep your feet and read your keys.

        • MB30SD

          it needs to be back to pine for him. Bring in the bayou scud!

  • gpldan

    I’m sure Jeff will watch the game again today. But I think if you want to protect two rook linebackers, it helps to have DTs that aren’t getting rolled. That makes LBs start to guess and run blitz into holes which is how they gashed us for the TD from the 30.

    Bostic was so sure Cohen was going to get rolled like a alley bum he fired into the gap he thought Kuhn was cheating to. Starks cuts back and WIDE OPEN, then of course the lame safeties aren’t stopping him – TD Pack.

    But Paea and Cohen were getting ROLLED up in there. We need a heffer in there to stop the run. Call Anthony Adams. Somebody. Somebody really really fat who isn’t getting pushed around.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      That’s what I’ve been calling for since preseason. Tractor Traylor, Washington type of DT are handy, especially on 3rd and shorts and goalline. They’re just as valuable as having goaline/short yard backs.

      Ratliff might be that guy, but not now. He’s not mammoth, but he played nose in a 3-4 so he can more than hold his own. Still, need a 330 bubble-butt-gut bubba in there to plug up those holes.

      • Lach had a great career, but he was 150% Lachier when we had Washington and Traylor keeping the entire O-line busy. Not so much because they were unstoppable disruptive forces, but because their bodies were so wide it took 2-8 players to cover their entire girth.

        • Big Mike

          Hard to say, he was also younger and more athletic at that time.

    • MB30SD

      100% those two were getting swallowed up by the shit going on in front of them and they just weren’t there at the second level.

      Maybe they need to play back a few more yards behind the line and read a bit more. We need to find something, anything to stop this play. Really hard to see us wining games with just an O. Defense and specials aren’t helping us at all. We have to try something…. bring steltz in at SS, move timmyJ to FS and frey to corner? Can it be worse than what we’re doing now? How can it be?

      Oh and It doesn’t at all seem like tucker is the right guy.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        You know I’m not a bigger Tucker fan, but last night wasn’t on him.

        He called a good game, just the execution SUCKED.

        Example. He was calling 8 in the box daring Seneca to beat him (He should get some credit for that. Lovie would’ve stuck with the 2 high). However, he didn’t just want to telegraph it, so he would often start off with two high, then have Wright sneak in late.

        The problem? Wright would sneak in late, but take the wrong gap or play out of position.

        Paea was just getting abused. The rest of the DTs played like back-up because they are indeed backups.

        The Dline were just taking bad angles, the rook LBs began guessing, and once the RB got to the second level and only had to beat Conte, well we know how that turns out.

        I mean, look at that picture Jeff posted above. That says it all.

        The one issue I had was that he often had Frey on Jordy in the slot. I thought Jennings, you know, our best CB right now, should have followed him everywhere.

        Trusting Frey to cover Jordy is asking for it.

        I also thought that he dialed up blitzes on important downs. I thought Tucker called a decent game.

        But Conte/Wright, Paea, Cohen, Bass were all playing lost.

  • CanadaBear

    Have to laugh about the Fudgie fans whining about losing Rodgers. They have had the best luck with great QB’s staying healthy over the last 25 years of any team in the league. Welcome to the real world. Gotta give Cheesy some credit for coming back after the game and taking his licks.

    Don’t know why anyone is upset with the NFL/ESPN over their coverage. The game didn’t stick to their narrative and they had no idea how to proceed. I know Steltz is at least a couple steps slower than Conte but at least he would take proper angles and not whiff on tackles. I was never a huge Conte fan but I could at least see what Dave was talking about last year. He rarely whiffed on tackles in the open. Now it’s rare when he makes the tackle. SAD.

  • CanadaBear

    One last thing, before everyone gives Shea his post game BJ, remember this was against a really shitty OL that lost another starter early in the game. I’m really happy for CD and Pep but I need to see a lot more of this before I get too giddy.

    • Scharfinator

      At least enjoy the win for a DAY!

  • Doc Nitty

    That’s the first thing a colleague said to me this morning when he saw me, “You got lucky”. Lucky? We have injuries abound AND our back up QB is playing too. We’re on the road! I’m not saying we would have won if Rodgers had been in there, but we still won on the road, back up QB vs back up QB! Some of their stars were out and some of our stars were out.

    Great Game, naysayers be damned.

    Love the long drive to ice the game. Love the ballsy call on 4th and inches at our own 30. LDL wouldn’t have done that in a million years. Not sure I would have. But it worked, so I love it. Good game by Forte, great game by McCown. How could this be the same guy who sucked so badly under Tice/Martz? It’s crazy. Trestman really is the QB whisperer. I like hearing that Cutty could come back soon but with McCown playing so well, why rush it? Get better Jay. I think it may be a smoke screen so Detroit will have to prepare for both QB’s.

    Didn’t see much to love from the rookie linebackers last night. Saw a nice hit or too but nothing spectacular and nothing spectacularly wrong either (minus the horrible run-d by the whole team).

    Love the win. Three way tie in the Norris. We settle it next week at our place. Booya!

    • gpldan

      Rodgers was one of the most sacked QBs last year, and this year was better – but not by a lot.

      the “luck” that Packers fan should focus on is that he hasn’t been hurt prior to this. Box Dinner didn’t spike him into the ground Charles Martin style. He tackled him. End of story for Packer fan.

      • BerwynBomber

        Yeah, the “luck” talk is nonsense. I’d grant that Rodgers is the most important/best player on either squad — hell, the dude’s one of the top four QBs in the entire league — but c’mon, we put him out. This wasn’t about him getting injured in practice or in some car accident on the way to the game. We. Put. Him. Out.
        And yeah, Pack is probably lucky he’s not out more considering their line and his penchant for running. With Favre I would say it had a lot to do with grit, as much as he became a diva later in his career. But with Rodgers, he’s had a good run of health considering the circumstances.

  • gpldan

    Because this clip is SCREAMING to be posted….

    • MB30SD

      that is literally the most ridiculous play I’ve ever had to endure. Today Martin would be suspended indefinitely. Jesus, that was so bad.

      • Billy Jones

        call me classless hey I fucking hate him!

    • Bender McLugh

      Seriously……..I HATE watching that…….still remember it and think of that at least once a season.

    • Billy Jones

      I really think we can win the division, oh all these people saying I don’t want Rodgers hurt fuck u, I want the Packers to feel fucking pain, hope he is out for the season! oh I had grilled cheese it tasted great!

  • MB30SD
    • Scharfinator

      That throw to Alshon was great too – just the right height to where he can outreach the coverage but doesn’t have to leave his feet.

  • MB30SD
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    • Bender McLugh

      oy.

    • Sactowns#1

      Some company has been trying to sell me one of these stupid hats on Facebook for the last month or so. Their ad shows up constantly.

  • Bender McLugh

    “Robert Garza looked overmatched last night.” Umm….NO. Raji was not tossing him aside every play, and Roberto stepped it up in crunch time.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      Yeah, he won some and lost some. Besides, any line with Forte gaining like 150 all purpose yards and few sacks on a QB deserve props, and that line is being put into proper position by the smarts of garza.

      • Bender McLugh

        yeah, I completely agree. I’m not saying Garza is the best center for us, but he’s definitely playing MUCH better this season than last.

        • CanadaBear

          It’s amazing how much better he looks when the OC/OL Coach actually have a clue. He’s not trying to cover both sides this year. Glad he’s still here.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            And just better talent around him. When ESPN showed the muggs of last year’s line, I threw-up a little in my mouth.

          • Big Mike

            That was frightening. I had the same reaction…

  • Bender McLugh

    On the terrible run D – how much does Mel Tucker take the blame as well? It seemed like (to my very untrained & drunken eye) that the D was just in the wrong position half the time. Is that Bostic not lining dudes up correctly or Tucker shitting the bed on the play calling?

    • MB30SD

      $ has a good analysis below… and I know tucker doesn’t have much of anything to work with and is trying to bridge the gap between his own D and lovie’s holdover.

      I’d be cool with him staying next year, but emery needs to pull the same magic with the D personnel this off season that he did with the O last year… and tucker needs to be allowed to call his own D… not some Frankenstein hybrid.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        I wouldn’t mind an upgrade at DC at all, but it’s gotta be a CLEAR upgrade, and the list is short. Rex Ryan, Wade?, maybe some other unheralded co-cordinator Emery discovers.

        No guys from college.

        • DaMurph

          Rex would be great, but the job he has done with the Jets this year, I dont think he will be leaving. Wade can come if he brings JJ Watt with! Th way our safties have regressed, I gotta put that on Tucker. I know Wright isnt the sharpest knife in the drawer, but come on, he looks totally lost out there this year and he wasnt like that last season.

          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            But didn’t we keep the same exact secondary coach (Hoke?). I agree. DC has to get some grief. It’s his job ultimately to teach them fundamentals, and no doubt they regressed on his watch. I can understand if ONE player regresses, but BOTH safeties? It does raise an eyebrow (then again, some blame it no pass rush).

          • Scharfinator

            I would agree some blame does go to our lack of pass rush… but they have been abhorrent against the run as well.

          • Trac

            Sure wish we could get Nellie back.

  • MB30SD

    wow cool. I just noticed this message next to a post, “One other person is typing…”

    Disqus is so awesome.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    This whole “lucky” theme is B.S.

    Luck is when preparation meets opportunity, and that’s what happened here.

    The Bears took their backup QB seriously, and he won one on the road and should have won another if it weren’t for the D.

    The Pack gambled that Rodgers would make it through the season and signed a QB that even the Browns didn’t want as their 3rd backup.

    It’s a gamble they lost.

    They were ill-prepared; Bears weren’t. They lost. Bears won.

    Funny how quality preparation and decision making tends to make teams victorious.

  • Bender McLugh

    Not sure it was mentioned already……Anyone notice Da Coach was the only one of ESPN’s NFL crew who picked Da Bears?

    • MB30SD

      he always does. he’s a homer. Fucking love it.

      • gpldan

        Not always, MB. Not always.

        We have “new Ditka” now after the kiss and make-up between Halas Hall and him.

        • MB30SD

          I’ve rarely seen him pick against us, even in badly underdogged games

  • Sactowns#1

    One thing that drove me absolutely nuts last night was not challenging the no TD call when Bennett stretched for it then imediately calling a timeout instead. Just challenge it. You essentially get a timeout and if you lose you’re just losing the timeout you would have taken anyways. Drove me insane.

    • MB30SD

      how about McCarthy not challenging that bobbled catch out of bounds (that looked like a catch to me). We were all like WTF is he doing!?!?

      • gpldan

        I wondered if he knew something we didn’t there. Has there been a rule change on loss of control? Because he bobbles, then has it just as he’s coming down out of bounds, but it looks like he had it before hitting.

        But if the rule changed to say you must have clear, incontrovertible possession after a bobble, then perhaps he didn’t “have it” for long enough.

        • Scharfinator

          GP, that’s a fair theory and would make a lot of sense. McCarthy is not dumb by any stretch.

        • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

          To me, he caught it, then bobbled it. While he was trying to regain possession, his knee hit the white line (or was so close to it that no incontrovertible evidence would over rule original call).

          To me, it was pretty clear his knee was out of bounds by the time he regained possession.

      • KTown Bears Fan

        Da Bears canceled Mr. Rodger’s neighborhood!!!

  • gpldan

    Anybody see the follow-up ad from State Farm and Superfans?

    George Wendt is asleep on the plane, drooling on Rodgers arm. They cut to his dream and Ditka is massaging his back while his head is in one of those massage pillows, but it’s made of sausage.

    My favorite part of the first ad is that they are reading “Ditka Quarterly”

    • DaMurph

      Man that was great! Made a good commercial even better!

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Perhaps the one thing I love about Twitter are the pics. Here’s a few you guys would like:

    Da Coach https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYT6wLDIcAAPfzQ.jpg:large

    Packer fan https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYUvEK8IcAAXcnh.jpg:large

    Cheesgrater Heads https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYUX_M4CAAAY8hf.jpg:large (Shady, is that you?)

  • Sactowns#1

    Man i really need to order a Mccown jersey. I love how much this game meant to him. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9929074

    • Scharfinator

      Agreed.

  • gpldan

    Nice one Milwaukee. That’s something Mariotti would have done.

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/11/bob-mcginn-aaron-rodgers-jinx/

    • Trac

      I love it GP, THAT was priceless. lol

    • MB30SD

      so awesome. I just sent him this email,

      “28-year Bears fan here Bob.

      Just wanted to pop in and thank you for your help in the game last night. It was a very welcomed surprise. I’m not at all superstitious, but though I’d give you a few friendly words of thanks… since I’m sure the packer hoard is hammering you today. Keep your chin up and we’ll see you again in Dec!

      A grateful Bears fan,

      Bear Down Bob!”

      (hee hee)

      • gpldan

        nice

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    Mel Tucker is not suited to lead a Bears defense. He will be one-and-done. Keeping your safety pair 25+ yards off the line of scrimmage against that Packer offense was offensive to ‘all of us’ (figure of speech). You might think ‘it’s the game plan, so we will get things sorted at half time -as stupid as that sound- but you then get burn on the first series after the break. Get out of here, man.
    PS: That BIGGG hole right there is where Anderson should have been. They did a stunt up front and Anderson went after blue berry ice cream. The safety pair where somewhere in Canada..so there you have it.

  • gpldan

    TMZ snapped this candid picture of a down in the dumps Jonathan Martin today.

    http://tinyurl.com/myhts2y

    • MB30SD

      Hahahahahaha… he looks all beat up too.

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    Marc Trestman put on a clinic last night. Outstanding mix of great stuff going on right there.

  • Chris O

    Quite a few mistakes were made last night on defense, but Bostic and Greene graded out well actually. PFF Grades for Bostic was a +1.4 and Greene was +0.2. Major Wright was graded badly, ending up as the worst Bears defender at -4.3.

    • Chris O

      Heres a link to the defensive grades if anyone is interested.

      http://i.imgur.com/jvaBx6E.png

      • gpldan

        Well that screams Craig Steltz right there.

      • MB30SD

        nice chris, thanks.

        I liked what greene and bostic did. they’re rooks and were thrown into the mix HEAVY style at lambeau in a critical game. They get a pass no matter what.

        I’m now with GP on the Steltz at SS bandwagon… and am starting the TimmyJ to FS and frey to corner project. Can’t be any worse that what we have now… anyone else interested?

  • Jack Lacan

    ESPN has extensively covered the Aaron Rodgers shoulder ooowie and posted a wretched excess of low angle photos of Rodgers thyroid-eyed face. The boys in Connecticut apparently are fascinated with Rodgers to the point of going beyond Hitchcock’s (or is it Crotchkick) photos of Mt. Rushmore. Those Connecticut scamps just love the rheumy looking Rodgers and his Wisconsin beauty.

    Whew!!! I’m reading Indie Comic Books for the rest of the day.

  • gpldan

    Fascinating, Deadspin.

    http://deadspin.com/is-richie-incognitos-dad-blasting-jonathan-martin-on-m-1457997230

    They track down Incognito’s dad on the interwebs, find out he’s been blasting racist garbage in defense of his out of control whackjob cornhuskin’ racist, slightly homoerotic fixated kid.

    Man, this is a stupid family. I’m sure they get their own reality show soon.

    • MB30SD

      jesus, what a family of mouth-breathing hillbillies.

    • Trac

      Hmm…it seems the apple didn’t fall far from the tree did it? No wonder the guy is such an ass. I couldn’t imagine having to grow up with a piece of work like him as a father.

  • Trac

    This is a shock. The four letter has the Bears ranked #9, Lions #10, Cheese #11.

  • MB30SD
  • Waffle

    Seeing McCown appreciate the gravity of what he did last night was why I love football. The guy was choked up and it was special to see a lifetime of sacrifices being validated.

    • MB30SD

      yes

  • MB30SD

    TACKLES

    TOT SOLO

    M. Wright
    8 6

    J. Anderson
    6 6

    T. Jennings
    6 5

    C. Tillman
    5 4

    S. McClellin
    5 3

    K. Greene
    4 4

    C. Wootton
    4 3

    J. Bostic
    4 3

    D. Bass
    3 0

    C. Conte
    2 2

    • MB30SD

      the only problem with wright’s numbers are they were all 20+ yards downfield. smh.

      Nice to see conte made it on the board with 2 tackles.

  • AlbertInTucson

    The onside kick recovery goes into the Special Teams’ debit column, too.

    • must be nice to have a kicker who can get a little pop on his onside kick attempts.

      • AlbertInTucson

        It’s nicer to have one who is #3 all time in FG pct.

        Crosby’s having a bounce back year but he almost kicked himself out of the league with TWELVE misses last season.

  • Scala

    3 conclusions:
    – We have finally a QB!
    – We can’t run (not your fault, Forte)
    – We can’t stop the run.

    • MB30SD

      Brilliant!!!!!

    • bullet #2 confuses me. i would think 33 rushes for 171 yards (5.9 YPC) would imply that we CAN run.

      and, like, maybe it’s sarcasm or something. but bullet #3 is 100% honest so that’s what throws me off.

    • bearsfantillend

      We can’t run???? we are 13th rank in rushing yards this year averaging 4.8 yrds per carry. Finally have a QB???? which team have you been watching this year? At least you got 1 thing right we cant stop the run.

    • Waffle

      fucking dork.

  • Viva

    BEAR DOWN!

  • MB30SD

    happy victory tuesday boys

    http://instagram.com/abikiniaday/

    • Cormonster

      She looks like my old girlfriend.
      #inmydreams

  • MB30SD
    • Waffle

      ballsy. That’s the betting equivalent of going for it on 4th and an inch at your own 33.

      • MB30SD

        yes. Does he have matt forte in his lineup? Didn’t look like it to me. That ravens game looks dodgy and could go either way… but what the fuck do I know about betting?

  • Cormonster

    That was a glorious victory last night. I’ve had to endure two weeks of Packer fans gloating and joking about Cutler’s injury here in the land of cheese. Fudge fans were already celebrating a victory before the game was even played. I was laughed at and scorned when I predicted a Bears win because of the ghost of Payton. I told everyone the Bears would win 27-23.

    Today has been so much fun. Packer fans are acting and talking like they are at a funeral today…talking in hushed tones like someone died. Their dear leader discount double check has a boo boo. It’s hilarious.

    • MB30SD

      fuck the packers corm…

      fuck. the. packers.

    • AlbertInTucson

      As I posted for the Packer faithful who laughed/gloated/joked when Cutler went down,,,

      KARMA’S a BITCH!

  • DaMurph
    • MB30SD

      uhhh, yes please. why the hell not.

  • Waffle

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog

    Only 8 months til fans try to convince me Joe Anderson is a star again! Can’t wait!

    ————————————-
    The kid got hurt you fucking douche. Walked on to a fucking pro team and made it. How is saying he would make the team tantamount to calling him a star?

    • gpldan

      No shit Jeff – lay off Joe. He’s destined for Canton. You’ll see.

  • Jokey

    Kudos to Isaiah Frey for helping Shea on the Rodgers tackle. Rodgers was going down normally but Frey gave the tackle an extra oomph right before landing.

  • MB30SD

    yikes yonny.

    Jokey!!!!!!!

    Jay Show replay on now (5EST): http://espn.go.com/espnradio/chicago/play?s=chicago

  • MB30SD

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