• Sactowns#1

    First.. to say I told ya so. My bones rarely lie.

  • Sactowns#1

    Oh man Johnny is gonna lose his sht when he hears this!

  • tobijohn

    What to do with all that extra cap if McNown/Palmer can get it done?

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      Tobi, we can get a new Pep, a young Pep, if we have an extra $20M. Who is this young Pepp? Maybe Houston from the Raiders or Johnson from the Bengals.

      http://nfltraderumors.co/2014-nfl-free-agents/

      We would also be able to re-sign a lot of guys (Garza will be interesting. If Mack from the Browns is available, we should get him). Jennings, Peanut, Woot, Melton. A lot of the core guys. Probably extend Marshall and a few others, and don’t forget those players who are on 1 year deals like Anderson, D.J. Williams, Slauson.

      But, it’s waaaaayyy to soon for that, but just a sneak peak.

  • MB30SD

    where is shady?!?!?! Shady did the pack fans rape and keep you? wtf dude?

    Maybe this will bring you out: http://news.yahoo.com/sony-charge-monthly-fee-multiplayer-games-ps4-nikkei-183716780–finance.html

    Yeah, $10/month. Damn.

  • gpldan

    Oh Jeffie Poo,

    Connor McKnight and Hub are on the Score until 10 tonight. They have doubled back to the decision to go for it mid-4thQ on 4th and inches as stupid. That had they gotten stuffed, Wallace only needed to go 30 yards – that it was way too early to say the O had to carry them.

    You should be pulling tonight’s score show and isolating the clip, if you are indeed writing your big piece for tomorrow on that decision.

    My own take on it was it was a helluva call, but it also spoke to how little faith Trestman had in his D. And in his special teams. I’m not sure the real decision point there was that Trestman was worried the punt would be blocked. That Rosario Dawson or whatever the fuck #88s name is will be back.

    DeCamillis spent the flight home in damage control mode. He talked to some Score guys and Mully went over it early – he was saying he’s getting so many new guys week to week it’s hard for him to coach in consistency and making some excuses. I think had Trestman punted, it was a fuckin coin toss if it would have been blocked. The Packers were coming.

    That, more than pinning them deep, is why Trestman went for it. Just something to think about. Also, the Hub hated the call and seems to be spending most his show tonight ripping it,.

    • DaBearsBlog

      It is a brilliant call because the Bears can’t play defense.

      • MB30SD

        ever thought you’d type that sentence out?

        Brutal. jesus.

        • DaBearsBlog

          But it’s true. Last night proved it. You need inches. Win the game with your best unit and that right now is unequivocally the Bears terrific offense. Give the Packers that time and they can run the ball – which the Bears couldn’t stop.

          • MB30SD

            yes, 100%… but when your historically stout defense is also flanked by a bad specials unit… the o is under massive pressure to pull out every game. That can’t be sustained. One of the two weak units HAS to step up.

            steltz to SS, timmyJ to FS, and frey to corner. Can’t be worse than it is now. Try something…. anything. (oh, and get conte and wright off the field at all costs)

          • DaMurph

            http://www.sfgate.com/49ers/article/49ers-release-Asomugha-4955054.php
            Lets pick him up, anything to try and bolster our secondary!

          • MB30SD

            Yep murph, said the same thing last thread.

            too bad he isn’t a FS

          • DaMurph

            It might give us an opportunity to move another corner to free safety, of can he play that position? Everyone has always called for Peanut to move to safety, he has been beat up lately, would this give us some flexibility to do stuff like that?

          • MB30SD

            probably not, but a girl can dream

          • DaBearsBlog

            Problem is Bears are fine at cornerback. It’s the defense’s only strength.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Oh, how the mighty have fallen. It wasn’t too long ago that Asomugha was a hot commodity.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Jennings certainly tackles well enough to play safety.

          • steltz to SS so we can keep conte at FS? gat dang it mb. when will you get over your love affair with that man?!?

          • MB30SD

            damn you

          • AlbertInTucson

            With the rules and the Zebras so tilted towards the offenses these days, the old adage “The Best Defense is a Good Offense” becomes more of a byword in the NFL.

            I think more coaches are going for 4th and short knowing it’s much easier to hang onto a lead if your offense can hang onto the ball, going back to (and I hate to give HIM credit but) Belicheat going for it a couple of seasons ago in Indy to keep the ball out of the hands of Peyton Manning.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      I really wanted him to go for it. This was my rationale. Yes, it’s at the 30, but if they score from a short field, it would’ve been quick. that would still give us at least a possession with a good amount of time, and possibly even an extra possession with little time left in miracle mode.

      If we would have punted, the momentum would’ve switched, the crowd would’ve got into it, the Pack would not only have scored, but drained a lot of clock, and all the pressure would be on the Bears O in a hostile environment where even a holding call could have effectively ended the game.

      Instead, they converted on 4rth, deflated the crowd, and quite comfortably moved the ball down the field and drained the clock.

      Game. Blouses.

      I love the call. I wasn’t on the game day thread, but trust me, this isn’t 20/20.

      Great call on all fronts (our punter and d only made the decision easier).

      • AlbertInTucson

        I agree with your logic. Even if they get stuffed, any Packer scoring drive leaves a lot of time left on the clock for the Bears. I think,given more time two weeks ago, McCown could have gotten the Bears a TD on their final drive to win that game.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Anderson done for the year? Dang. Heeeey Joe, where you going with that football in your hand?

    Do we bring in another scrappy WR/gunner (god knows our SP/T need help).

    Or do we take another flier on some fat DT to shore up that line?

    hmmmmm

  • johnnywad

    The call was great. Trest loves to call plays to counter what the D expects. NOBODY expected that play call. That’s why it worked. There is a sweeping philosophical change here from last year. Trestman plays to win. He understands that at some point, you have to go take the game. Lovie would have played to “not lose” there. And he would have lost.

    • actually, it worked because forte broke a tackle in the backfield. for all intents and purposes, the packers had the play stopped and got the ball back inside the 35.

      luckily, forte was a man possessed and made trestman look smart for calling the wrong play on 4th and inches.

      • johnnywad

        I disagree E. Burnett and Hawk had a shot at him but not clean. Every body in the building knew it was going to be a quarterback sneak or a run up Long’a ass. NOBODY thought it would be a deep handoff with the center pulling. Forte did a nice job of making the first guy miss but he had several other runs that game that were better. Trestman gave him a little room with the deep handoff knowing the Pack would be plugging up the middle. I thought the play call was ballsy and very clever. Far from the wrong play. Just because Forte had to make a guy miss doesn’t mean the play was wrong.

        • ballsy and clever are very different than the great superlative you originally threw out there. i can’t see to find a gif/video of the play and i’m too tired to watch through an entire highlight session to find it. forte didn’t just make a guy miss – he broke a tackle behind the line of scrimmage. the defender was there to make the play, he just didn’t make it.

          so at the end of the day, the play worked so it was the right call to go for it. but i stand by my belief that having a defender throwing arms around matt’s legs behind the line of scrimmage means it was the wrong play.

          i’m sure jeff’s in depth post tomorrow will give us more ammo for either side. let’s go, Coach’s camera!

          • AlbertInTucson

            Hawks was missing guys all night. He was the feature on the “barbie” on the Milawukee Journal Packer blog last night.

    • Trac

      My first impulse was that we should go for it even though the field position was terrible. Then I thought, Trestman won’t do it, will he? It sure is refreshing to have a HC that can determine in the moment what has to be done to put the game away and actually have the balls to do it.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    And the life is stranger than fiction award of the day goes to…

    “A Bears fan is in hot legal water for using a stun gun on his Packers fan wife after winning a bet on the MNF game: http://foxs.pt/1b9Yaz4

    • MB30SD

      duh, what else do you prod a cow with?!?!?

      I keeeed I keeeeeed.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        A bet’s a bet! Could spend up to 6 years in prison lol

        “Hey, what are you in for?”
        “I electrocuted my wife.”
        “Damn, to death?”
        “No, I just tazed her in the butt.”
        “Oh, I see.”
        “Why are you getting the tub of vasoline out?”

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    For guys who are curious how the 2012 draft class is doing: https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/11/05/32-observations-week-9-2/

    In case you were wondering, here’s what PFF says on Shea.

    “Defensive end Shea McClellin has a Run Stop Percentage of 4.1
    which is fifth worst amonst 4-3 defensive ends. He also has three missed
    tackles which is tied for second worst.”

    On Chandler

    Defensive end Chandler Jones has 19 combined sacks and hits which is third most for all defensive players behind J.J. Watt and Robert Quinn.

    – Shea taking out Rodgers about evens it out though, no?

    • johnnywad

      More than evens it out for this season at least. That one play put the Bears back in the driver’s seat for the division. Tied at the top with the Lions and Pack yet to play at our place. He looked different last night. Let’s just hope something clicked and he’ll start to get some traction here finally.

    • Big Mike

      In one way, and one way only is Shea McClellin a better pick than Chandler Jones. If the Bears take Chandler Jones, they make the playoffs last year…. do the math.

  • interesting stat from Monday night: the Bears had 113 yards rushing BEFORE CONTACT.

    thank you, upgraded offensive line.

  • AlbertInTucson

    A loss to the Lions on Sunday would really hurt in the division situation but I think giving Cutler (or Cutler taking) AT LEAST another week to heal would be a well-advised cautionary move.

    • Trac

      A loss to the lions would go a long way in diminishing the importance of our victory against the Cheese. Besides, it would kill the movie right possibilities to a potentially great story and we can’t have that now can we?

  • AlbertInTucson

    If the Packers expect to keep their heads above water until Rodgers returns, that defense is going to need to generate a lot more turnovers than the 7 (4th from the bottom of the league) they’ve been credited with thru the first 8 games. They miss Charles Woodson.

    • BerwynBomber

      Agreed. Even when they were giving up a ton of passing yards a couple of years ago, they were generating a ton of turnovers (I believe they led the league) and Woodson was responsible for most of them. They could have re-signed him for cheap and kept him until he retires. Hopefully we learn from that lesson as Peanut ages.
      They’re next three games look pretty easy but with Wallace at the helm I could see them losing two or even three. Plus, I’m not sold on this three-week time table first reported about Rodgers. My guess is four-to-six weeks.
      I sense this season is coming down to us and Detroit.

  • BerwynBomber
  • Trac

    It’s a new day boys. I can realistically envision a scenario where the Bears can end the reg. season at 11-5 or 10-6 now. I think our chances of winning 5 more games is very good. If our boys can roll the pussycats they will be in the drivers seat all by themselves. Ha, I love it when a plan comes together. The win against the Cheese put the division title up for grabs.

  • Trac

    I’m eagerly anticipating Jeff’s article today. It’s a no brainer that the rest of the season hinges on Trestman’s ability to out coach our opponents down the stretch. So far, his play calling has kept the season alive. I’m betting that Jeffrey’s article will reflect that.

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