• MB30SD

    Beating these idiots is going to be the first step to winning the NFCN and a playoff run.

    Let’s do this!

    • tobijohn

      What are you doing up so early?

      • tobijohn

        Or have you just not gone to bed yet?

        • MB30SD

          hahahaha… look at you.

          My body clock usually gets me up around 6… if I have my little ones, my daughter jumps into bed to snuggle at around 6 if I’m not already up. Never been a night owl… have to force my self, but am a zombie by midnight usually.

          • Stafford Dead

            yes, a hungry titty zombie that feasts on red bull and the flesh of young aspiring models.

    • Trac

      Ha, it’s time to put your theory to the test. Are the pussycats the punks we want them to be?

      • MB30SD

        watch and learn trac, watch……… and learn

        (has fingers crossed behind back)

  • MB30SD

    Hey Jeff, gotta be a way to zero out the chat every week right?

    • DaBearsBlog

      Does it matter?

      • Trac

        Burma S H A V E…..myaaaahaa

      • MB30SD

        not reaaally, just kinda weird… just the perfectionist in me I guess.

  • Big Mike

    Right in the Face. That’s all I have to say about it.

  • Trac

    Lets hope Forte has some ridiculous all purpose yards today. I sense a ridiculous game from him in this contest.

    • MB30SD

      I’m not worried about forte (or anyone on the offense for that matter)…

      I’m hoping that our d line has learned to penetrate and get pressure (that’s what she said) and that our safeties and linebackers have learned to tackle and cover in less than a week.

      sigh.

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD

    dude, seriously?! Canada, how is this guy still in office?!?!

    http://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/3475343/toronto-mayor-continues-bizarre-behavior-usa-now/

    Oh, and… http://www.hulu.com/watch/4183 (do you see it?)

    • CanadaBear

      I guess there is no morals clause for the top job in Toronto. I’m sure almost everyone would like to throw his enormous ass out the door. He’s a complete jackass besides being a drunken crackhead.

      I was watching The Fifth Estate ( a weekly documentary show) about Ford this week. They had video from a convenience store within a mile of Ford’s house. Ford goes into the store and goes to the bathroom (who stops to take a leak within 2 minutes of your own house?). His drug dealer is caught on camera literally dropping a pkg next to Ford’s SUV. Ford comes out of the can, picks up the pkg and leaves. This same drug dealer was caught trying to coerce people that were involved in the crack video.

      Toronto always makes fun of Calgary for being a bunch of rednecks (there’s some truth to it). However, we have a gay muslim mayor and they have The Buffoon. It’s an endless supply of unintentional comedy for the rest of Canada.

  • MB30SD

    kinda surprised… he sounds a lot more intelligent than I thought he would. I was picturing a roided out redneck with a drawl.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/lacesout/richie-incognito-sits-down-with-jay-glazer-on-fox-nfl-sunday/

  • MB30SD

    Classic LT: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/sunday-morning-qb-giants-great-lt-martin-ain-article-1.1511668

    btw, this fucking thing on?!?! Wake up you bunch of lazy, no-good… oh, wait… that’s probably considered bullying.

    • Stafford Dead

      stafford dead.

      • Stafford Dead

        matthew stafford is going be in for a long and ardous contest (kings english)
        Mathieu Stafford est morte (French)
        Mateo Stafford está muerto (spanish)
        Matthew Stafford ist tot (german)
        (arabic)ماثيو ستافورد مات
        dat dude gon git got (detroit)
        stafford dead (da bears blog)

        • CanadaBear

          How ’bout Niedermeyer?

          • MB30SD

            dead

  • MB30SD

    Holy Shit!!!! I am a genius!!!

    I just found out how to help Conte out. This is probably the only thing that MIGHT help him.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/video/nfl/20131108/earl-thomas-seattle-seahawks-free-safety-advice.sportsillustrated/

    BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    • Doc Nitty

      That’s hilarious. Doesn’t anybody in Seattle know who the fuck that is? The twelfth man is an idiot.

      • MB30SD

        yes, but they’re loud a fuck

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    fuck, I’m still asleep.

    Bear Down, yaaaawnn.

    Oh, and this just in. Big Ben wants out of PIT.

    Send Cutler and a 2nd and call it a day?

    • Stafford Dead

      i’m going to pretend you didn’t just say that sir.
      Cutler and a starting 2nd round pick for next years D for a rapist piece of shit whose claim to fame is being huge,fat and rapey in an offense based on the opposite of Trestmans.

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        haha figure that would wake up the board. The rumors are Ben might re-join Arians in ARIZ. I imagine ARIZ will send a few 1st rounders over their way, so I doubt the Bears are in the running.

        HOWEVER, no one really knows what Trestman or Emery really think.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    If you’re a praying man, is praying for another man’s groin considered gay in the eyes of the almighty? hhhhmmm….

    • Stafford Dead

      only if you’re praying that it’s pressed against your butt or mouth

  • bearsfantillend

    i know there is a joke in about San Diego QBs some where about this article but its to early for me to think of it:
    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/09/chargers-tailgater-fined-ticket-throwing-football/

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    The chat’s not letting me in for a reason. Maybe because I have AdBlock? Didn’t have problems previously.

  • Jack Lacan

    Seneca is out Catullus is next or Pliny The Lesser.
    Pliny The Elder has a “pus arm” – when was the last time someone used the term “pus arm” except for Clincher 16″ Softball.

    • Shady

      Hi Jack.

    • bearsfantillend

      uuummm, What??

  • Jack Lacan

    Seneca Wallace – Seneca was a Roman statesman – 4 B.C. – Pliny (there were two) the first called The Elder – the second The Lesser — Catullus was Catullus…
    No more arcane references here — Hello Jack…
    Back to binge watching The X Files on Netflix – Scully and Mulder – Scully is better to look at than Suh or MegaLaBronTron. Vince Gilligan of Breaking Bad was a script writer and consultant on The X Files.

  • Jack Lacan

    Ok – one more arcane reference – Let’s do a Procrustes on Calvin Johnson.
    Scully?

  • Maddbearfan

    We lose this it’s on Trestman…Cutler shuda been pulled at the 4th Quarter!!!!!!!!

  • Doc Nitty

    Fuck. Swept by the Lions? Just Damn.

    • Shady

      That’s just not right.

  • CanadaBear

    Brutal loss. This one’s on Trestman. You knew going into the year he would cost us at least one game by being a newbie. That it’s against the Kitties feels like 2. Fuck Me!

  • gpldan

    A McCown 2nd half would have = victory

    I guess we know we’re not a playoff team and finding out what Cutler is made of is so very critical. Well, now you have an idea. He rushed himself back and it showed.

  • Doc Nitty

    To make matters worse, now we should root for the 9ers today.

  • Doc Nitty

    Can we please not hear any of you assholes suggest we start tanking as I see above in the chat? Goddamn I hate that. We’re still in this thing. Why are people so quick to quit? Losers and Quitters. Can’t live with em. Can’t play with em. Can’t root with em. can’t do it. Won’t do it.

    • bearsfantillend

      agreed and nice singletary reference

    • johnnywad

      Fuck posted it in the Chat. Bears are very much alive. The D played much better. Jay needs to heal up for a few more weeks while McCown steadies the ship. Then we make a big push down the stretch. Tank indeed.

  • johnnywad

    Two shots from inside the 2 to tie it up and nothing. That hurts. That should have been a sweep behind Long, Black Uni and Fiametta to the right. Don’t get it

    • bearsfantillend

      it should have been anything but the all that was made. we could not run inside all game.

      • Stafford Dead

        so it would make sense that we would try it on the last play of the game. It’s not like Marshall is 6’5 and would be going against a 5’11 corner.

        • SC Dave

          The true coaching failure that mattered was not benching Cutler in the second quarter when it was obvious he could not run. McCown would have killed the pussies.

          • Stafford Dead

            2 dropped TD’s. Take the field goal. Run or throw to the edges before halftime. Run an actual play on goal line on 2pt conversion.

            Pick one and voila, everyone cheers and says what a warrior.

          • SC Dave

            Or throw the ball up high to a tall TE open in the end zone near halftime instead of some half-ass bullshit blocked by a 5’10” player who didn’t even jump.

          • Stafford Dead

            I hate to break this to you but Suh is 6’4. He tipped it pal. Which mean he tipped it a mere couple of yards from the release point since he is a fucking D tackle. How in the fucking name of fucking physics do you somehow throw it with slant velocity yet alter the flight of the ball to somehow reach the location at the same time as a slant but 14 feet off the ground. You do realize they were on the fucking 2 yd line right?
            at some point Dave it’s ok to look at some of the other reasons why they lost.

          • SC Dave

            perhaps you might believe your man-crush in his own words… try :40 here.

            http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/videos/Cutler-I-couldnt-make-the-throws/1f296517-7f4e-4a88-8651-360a285ff517

            “The best option for the team was to put Josh in…”

          • Stafford Dead

            Oh my god dude.
            1. is Suh 6’4 or 5’10? Which one is it?
            2. are you aware that he is referring to the last drive when saying that? He missed the throw to Alshon on the drive before and took himself out.
            Holy shit dave, talk about comprehension.

  • tobijohn

    I’m not saying the Bears can’t make the playoffs but the odds of them getting in as winners of the NFCN took a major hit today…

    • BerwynBomber

      True. But I would feel a lot worse if we were 0-2 and game behind GB (were Rodgers healthy) than 0-2 behind the Kittens and Stafford. Schwartz and company are capable of blowing a few games down the stretch.

  • Stafford Dead

    I’m sorry but this game is on Trestman.
    1. You go for the FG and put points on the board (-3pts)
    2. You decide to run your main slant pattern into the heart of the defense with you TIGHT END instead of attacking the edges with your beast receivers resulting in INT. (-3 to -7 pts)
    3. You continually burn first downs by getting 0 to 1 yards with Forte in slow developing runs up the middle or off tackle into the heart of the Lions strength.
    I can’t fault Trestman for Jeffrey dropping a beautiful CUTLER pass for a TD then dropping another CUTLER pass for another TD. Jeffrey played his ass off but that was 8 pts in lost opportunity right there.
    4. On the last play of the game from the 2 yd line you have Dante Rosario, Tony Fiammetta and Forte running the main routes and not MARSHALL, JEFFREY, BENNETT and FORTE.
    5. Then you get a mulligan on the 1yd line and run almost the identical run play that Forte missed the 4th and 1 on from item number 1.
    Now all the talk will be about Cutler and frankly it is offbase, a cop out and it’s fucking embarassing.
    Bears pissed away this game and pissed away a valiant effort by an injured Jay Cutler.

    • bearsfantillend

      Jay playing while clearly injured in the 2nd half is another knock against Trestman. it was apparent he was hurt. he was not mobile, he looked like a statue in the pocket at times. As the HC he has to make the call to sit him a lot sooner than he did. Like someone said in chat, fuck protecting someones EGO he’s got to give the team the best chance to win

      • Stafford Dead

        dude, he threw 2 fucking perfect TD passes as that statue and they were fucking dropped. They were fucking dropped and then Detroit went fucking 80 yards and scored. No one wants to talk about that.

        • bearsfantillend

          Jay admitted in press conference that at times he was hurting the team more than helping. i am not saying it wasn’t a gutty/valiant performance. So would it not have been better to have a healthy McCown, who btw has proven he can run a very efficient offence, on the field in the 2nd half, when even Cutler was doubting himself.

          • Stafford Dead

            but he threw those TD’s in the 2nd fucking half man.
            If anything he should have been pulled in the 2nd to last drive. Certainly not the whole 2nd half.
            Playcalling and decisions on those gamechanging plays were BRUTAL.

          • SC Dave

            The truly brutal decision was playing Cutler.

          • bearsfantillend

            he threw touchdowns that were dropped. he also threw a pass on the run that bounced 5yrds in front of an open receiver that would have been a 1st down, that he would have definitely been made if he was healthy. He could have also run for a 1st down on that play and couldn’t cuz he was not HEALTHY.

            There were more plays that a HEALTHY QB would have made that Cutler didn’t make.

            BTW do you know who else threw touchdowns today? Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kellen Clemmons, and Josh McCown

          • Stafford Dead

            Dave, the fact that you gave that comment a thumbs up is very telling.

          • SC Dave

            Maybe you should sober up before posting more.

          • bearsfantillend

            What the hell is that supposed to mean? is there something wrong with him giving one of my comments a thumbs up?

          • SC Dave

            Selfish, not valiant. When asked, he should have said to put Josh in. But no, ego and selfishness likely cost his team the division today.

          • Stafford Dead

            dave, that’s bullshit. For you to put all of this on the qb is really a pussy move. pussy move dave.

          • SC Dave

            The true pussy move is changing your handle every week so that people cannot associate all those retarded posts with one person.

          • Stafford Dead

            dave, please don’t make me spell out the running motif of changing my handle based on inside jokes here on the blog for the last few years. If you don’t understand the joke just ask and i’lll just walk you through it.
            And i’ve let it go for the last couple of times but the drinking references are getting old. I’m married with 2 kids and I watch the games with family. Making references to sobriety when you in fact have no idea of when i’m posting or in what state is annoying.

          • SC Dave

            I’m sorry for that. Sincerely.

  • Trac

    Alas, a day of missed opportunities. We deserved to lose the game with the 2 pt conversion fail with 2 cracks at the end zone. I don’t know about you guys but we just seem to have bad ju ju. There just always seems to be something in the space time contingent that gets in the way of victories. Tipped balls, dropped passes, missed interceptions, injuries and what not. Still plenty of season left though and we may get lucky and make it in as a wild card or the lions could lose a few games down the stretch giving us a shot at the division. At least the Cheese seem to be out of the equation so there is that.

    • SC Dave

      We deserved the loss for playing a gimp in the second half instead of a solid backup. McCown at halftime and we win by two touchdowns.

      • Stafford Dead

        so you’re saying that if McCown is playing that Jeffrey doesn’t drop those perfectly thrown passes. Got it.

        • SC Dave

          No, I’m saying if McCown was playing we would have won the game. You seem to have a reading comprehension problem.

          • Trac

            Dave, not every loss is Cutlers fault. Does he have shitty games that boggle the mind at times? Yes, but this was not one of them.

          • SC Dave

            Trac, it’s not about having a shitty game. It’s about not admitting to himself and *to his teammates* that he was not able to give his best for the team, and that by so doing he was reducing the chance for the *team* to win.

            Cutler played brilliantly in the first quarter but it was obvious to anyone watching that by late in the second quarter his mechanics were gone because of his injury.

          • Trac

            I admit, I had 2nd thoughts about him starting but again, we had the opportunities on multiple occasions, we just didn’t get it done. Our inability to establish a ground game went a long way towards limiting our ability on offense today. Once again, the front four of our opponents won the battle in the trenches. That’s were most games are won or lost. If our O line had done a better job establishing some run blocking today then Cutlers injury all of a sudden has way less of an impact on the game.

          • SC Dave

            All of what you say is right Trac. Yet McCown comes in and we march right down the field and score a TD without having established the running game any better.

            My *only* point is that McCown at 100% is a better QB than Cutler with a busted groin. And had we went with him, and the defense continued to play as well as they did, my opinion is that the Bears would have won today.

          • Trac

            You may be right but I still don’t think Cutty was the defining reason we lost.

          • SC Dave

            Wow… okay 🙂 How do I not say “we lost because of Cutler” while saying “we’d have won with Josh in second half”?

            Guess I just tried.

          • johnnywad

            Hard to say one way or the other but I tend to agree with you on this one

  • MB30SD

    I am pissed. as we pissed that game down the drain. they ain’t that good.

    1. O looked good unti jay hurt his groin again. why in god’s name didn’t McCown start the 2nd half!?!?

    2. When you can’t run the fucking ball all game against those animals, you really try that fucking play with your mulligan 2nd shot to tie the fucking game with :40 left… fucking really trestman!?!?!?! Fucking moronic play call.

    3. D played so so much better today. Conte actually made two plays, unfortunately that first lions td was all on him. The dude just sucks. Thank god he got lucky and was in the right place at the right time a couple times today. Even a blind squirrel I guess. (yes, I’m being extra harsh… a few decent plays doesn’t make up for the abject sheite he’s been for the entire season. A good safety makes those plays every game. Ask Earl Thomas… he’s giving free safety advice)

    4. Specials weren’t turrible today.

    5. What the hell was up with the officials man?!?! those cheapshot artists were teeing off on all our guys late, OOB, after plays, in the pile. Disgusting team culture. I fucking HAAAATE the lions and their dickhead little coach.

    6. Fuck me… I motherfucking HATE losing to the lions. Damn it!!!!!!

    • SC Dave

      Yeah, goddamn that Conte for losing us another game.

  • BerwynBomber

    Btw, much as Peanut has played his best against some of the top big wideouts, he looked like a rook on that last TD by Megatron. Never even turned around and was two steps behind on a relatively short go/fade route.

    • MB30SD

      one two tds today. he just had another one of his ‘off’ games. bad timing… and he’s covering a fucking 9′ alien.

      • BerwynBomber

        Yeah, wasn’t trying to hammer him too much there. The dude’s been the best CB in franchise history and IMV is only a notch below HoF caliber. But his one career-long shortcoming has been foot speed and he’s always been a bit vulnerable to the deep ball or even the semi-deep ball over the middle. He bit on that initial feint of Megatron’s and that was all she wrote.
        Ah well. Baltimore still sucks (even if they won today) so we should win next week. And hey, our back-up QB continues to look all-world as back-ups go, Marshall is still a freaking beast himself, and Conti even looked like a professional football player for a few plays today.

      • SC Dave

        Yeah, that goddamn Conte cost us another game.

  • SC Dave

    I tried. I really tried.

    I’m done with Jay Cutler. The sooner he’s gone the better. The *antithesis* of a team player. The motherfucker could barely walk, and when they ask how he feels, “I’m okay”. Instead of “yeah, I was too optimistic and I can’t get far outside pocket. Oh, and Josh on this play look for…”

    And -kudos to Trestman for not putting him on the bench.

    But, of course, we lost because of Conte.

    • Doc Nitty

      Cutler just can’t win. Crucified for not gutting it out in the NFC championship game, now crucified for gutting it out too much. I agree that he shouldn’t have been in there, but that’s on Trestman, not Cutty.

      • SC Dave

        I disagree. At any time, he could have suggested putting Josh in.

  • ChiBears34

    Why isn’t anybody talking about the drive all the way down field at the end of the 2nd quarter where Cutler threw a terrible ball that was tipped for an interception? No points and a huge missed opportunity.

    • SC Dave

      Careful dude. Don’t point out Cutler failures here.. it will piss certain people off.

      • Doc Nitty

        I’ll definitely grant you that Cutty shouldn’t have been in there today. I even thought that before the game. McCown was playing great, the coaching staff should’ve let him rest one more week. That being said, only hindsight is 20/20. All things being equal, nobody in their right mind would have said McCown gives us a better chance to win than a healthy Cutler. My problem is that if Cutler would have found a way to lead us to a victory, we would be talking about how gutty it was etc. He lost, so he’s selfish? It’s similar to the Trestman call on fourth down. We loved it last week because it worked. This week, it cost us three points. We lost by 2.

        I guess my point is, nobody plays perfect all the time. Nobody makes the right call all the time. Nobody can predict how things will work out. Sometimes when things don’t go our way, it’s just because our players and coaches made mistakes. It doesn’t have to be a character assassination like saying he’s selfish. It strikes me as knee-jerk and wholly unfair. I agree that it was the wrong call to keep him in there. It was the wrong call to go for it on 4th down. It was the wrong play call two times in a row on the conversion attempt. But those things are because of imperfections. Not because Cutty is selfish or Trestman is arrogant or whatever.

        But hell, let’s just cut Cutler and get a better QB like Brady or Manning. Oh wait, those guys don’t grow on trees and Cutty is still the best QB we’ve ever had. Does he have flaws? Yep. But he’s our QB and I’ll stand behind him until we have a clearly better alternative. You let me know who that is and I’ll stop defending the best QB in franchise history.

        • SC Dave

          Put yourself in Cutler’s place, Doc. You can’t step up in the pocket, and it’s hard to plant your feet to throw. No way in hell you can scramble or run outside to pick up a first down.

          You’ve already beat the odds and played after two weeks when no one said you could in four.

          It’s a tight game. Your teammate, who just finished playing the game of his life while going out of his way to tell everyone this is *your* team, is ready to go and help *our team* win a pivotal division match-up. A teammate that you yourself lavishly praised as having the confidence of the guys in the locker room and the ability to get the job done.

          What would *you* do, Doc?

          • Stafford Dead

            he made the goddamn TD throws dave for fucks sake. SHould he have been pulled 2 drives earlier? sure, but the character shit is killing me. He made the fucking throws and they were fucking dropped.

          • Doc Nitty

            If I thought I had a better chance to lead us to victory than McCown, I would have stayed in. But the competitor in him makes it hard to admit to himself that McCown was the better option. I’d say that makes him too competitive for his own good but not selfish.

            I’m just sick of everything the guy does getting pissed on. When he was trying to come back early from the injury, I heard certain people say that it was only because it was a contract year and he knew that he wouldn’t have a chance at the big money if he didn’t play. I mean, Jeez. No matter what the guy does, it’s spun in a negative light. It’s so transparent. When he was playing great earlier in the season, people were saying it was because it was a contract year. I mean what the fuck? The guy can’t even play well without getting crucified.

        • Trac

          Good post Doc except I disagree on whether or not Cutty should have started. In my opinion, the last 4 years standing behind a shitty line earned him the right to start, for better or for worse.

          • SC Dave

            No argument on the start, Trac. But he should have deferred to Josh when he could not make the plays (as Jay says in the post-game presser).

          • Trac

            But he did Dave. When the 2 minute drill came at the end, he came out. Up till that point, we still had a shot to tie the game. Waiting until then to come out was really cutting it close but the 2 failed conversion attempts cost us a shot at overtime. I just think that there’s more to consider in the loss than Cutty staying in too long.

          • SC Dave

            Trac, has was clearly disabled as early as mid-2nd quarter.

            All the guys at the sports bar were yelling at the TV to get him the hell out of there. Maybe as much to prevent a serious additional injury as anything else, but yelling none the same.

  • SC Dave

    Remember when Nancy Pelosi said (re: Obamacare),

    “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it”?

    A physician called a radio show and said, “That’s the definition of a stool sample.”

    That pretty well sums it up.

  • bearsfantillend

    This game is on Cutler and Trestman. Cutler had seen how proficient McCown was and rushed back from an injury that every doctor and physical therapist in the world would say 4-6 weeks for recovery. The team can say all they want about Cutler hurting his ankle in the first half, but his ankle was not the problem in the 2nd half. I have never seen any athlete grab his groin so many time because his “ankle” hurt. I admire Cutlers toughness but damn it was obvious to everyone watching the game he was injured. He should have taken himself out of the game, and since he didn’t Trestman should have made the choice for him. The more i think about it SC Dave is right, Cutler is SELFISH.

    • SC Dave

      Thank you for being more articulate by far than I and beautifully summarizing my various rantings. That Trestman did not make the call for him is, to me, his first serious error as head coach.

    • Stafford Dead

      Cutler is selfish for playing, Cutler has no heart because he doesn’t. Cutler won them the game because his guy caught his pass, Cutler lost them the game because his guy dropped it (twice).
      Let’s not talk about the D letting the Lions drive 80 yards for a TD late in the 4th, the shitty call on 4th down, the shitty calls on the 2pt conv, the shitty running by Forte

    • Trac

      I disagree. This loss was on the team. We had the opportunities, we just didn’t cash in.

  • gpldan

    mortgage crisis

    that’s on me

    down economy

    that’s on me

    global warming

    that’s on me

    vultures swarming

    that’s on me

    wall street bailout

    that’s on me

    investment scandals

    that’s on me

    labron’s decision

    that’s on me

    nuclear fission

    that’s on me

    -running with it…

  • Trac

    I didn’t get to see the game but I listened to most of it. There is plenty blame to throw around. Missed I.N.T.’s, holding call on a touchdown, a dropped TD pass, Hester fair catching with plenty of space, Jay throwing a pic in the redzone, 2 failed attempts at a 2 pt. conversion, a QB that felt he had to try and play to earn a contract, a Head Coach that gambled and lost on a 4th down gamble and passed up the sure 3. Welcome to the NFL boys, lets not devour our young tonight, ok? No doubt, it is a bummer losing this game but at least we still are in it, the season is far from over. The Lions are a solid team and all of the above will always prevent a team from winning a game like today’s. On Cutty playing? You can’t blame him. His play did not cost us the game in itself and it’s not right to give him all the hate. Our boys had the opportunities and Trestman had a good enough game plan to win this game. Mental errors cost us the victory, nothing more, nothing less.

  • johnnywad

    The Bears are a tipped pass away from having a nice division lead with a manageable schedule the rest of the way and suddenly the ship is sinking.
    Get rid of Cutler? For whom? Josh McCown I love McCown backing up Cutler. But the guy just wept on national TV six days ago after a 275 yard game with a 57% completion rate because he had played the game of his life. He’s 34 and was out of football a year and a half ago. He’s been on like 8 teams in a league starved for good quarterback play. Why? Because he’s a backup. Even today, with Cutler playing hurt, the difference in the way the ball comes out was obvious. Only a fool would part ways with Jay Cutler. There’s nobody out there to take the position that’s better and available.
    Its also comical to me that when Cutler’s pass gets tipped by Suh, a top shelf monster, he’s the asshole, but when Stafford’s gets tipped its just our awesome D Linemen.

    • Stafford Dead

      dude, i can’t believe he even tipped Cutler’s pass. I mean, according to SCDAVE that midget is only 5’10!!!

    • bearsfantillend

      did i miss something? who is wanting to get rid of Cutler? I just think he should not have played today and he should have definitely been taken out when he re-injured his groin. We need him going forward and it was ill-advised to play him so quickly after the injury he was coming off of. Now it is going to be questionable going forward his status next week and the week after. I would have rather him have taken another week to get 100% healthy than risk re-injuring his groin like he did today. As far as team doctors giving clearance to play, I dont trust them and the NFL does not trust them, else there would be no reason to come up with all the rules when concussions are suspected. And I never trust a player that says he is healthy and ready to go after an injury, because players are idiots.

      • johnnywad

        I agree with everything you just said. I’ve heard it on the radio multiple times already and read it right here in the Chat and below in the comments. Its just stupid. Cutler is going nowhere and neither should McCown. That’s a VERY solid starter/backup tandem. And by the way. You win “Best Avatar 2013”. And its not even close.

    • BerwynBomber

      If you are opening that can of worms (next year and beyond) my guess is they franchise Cutler for a year, draft a QB in the upcoming draft and then — short of Cutler leading them to an SB with an MVP season — cut ties with Cutler before the 2015 season. Why? Because I would bet it is Trestman’s ultimate dream to build a young QB from scratch. I would be very surprised if the he and Emery take a complete pass on what is being touted as the deepest QB draft in years. Trestman wanting his own QB is analogous to a GM wanting his own HC. My bet is we will take one in April.

  • Trac

    Trestman on Cuttler’s play and deciding to pull him.

    “I didn’t want to take him out unless he felt he couldn’t do the job,”
    Trestman said. “It was, I thought, a very courageous performance
    throughout. Then at the end I took him out because I knew he would
    have to run around in the two-minute drill and that’s when we
    decided to put Josh in the game.”

    • Shady

      My problem with that comment is the fact it’s the coaches responsibility to know when his player can’t do the job, not the players responsibility. The player is going to tell you he’s fine. The player is going to tell you he can play. But when it’s obvious to everyone watching the game that your QB is re-injured, you HAVE to take him out of the game. Maybe it’s because the Bears don’t (yet) have many more millions committed to the guy long term and maybe Trestman felt he should give Jay the opportunity to earn those millions, but McCown needed to play the majority of the 2nd half. Even the decision to take Cutler out came at a curious time. If you’re going to leave him out there to gut it out, why throw in the towel for him on his last chance for glory? I don’t get this Trestman guy yet, seems to make things more complicated than they need to be.

      • Trac

        Benching a player like your starting qb when he has kept your team in the game is not a decision to make lightly. I guess if anything, a coach would rather suffer a loss than lose the locker room. Think back on all the Games Lovie should have pulled Grossman but didn’t.

        • Shady

          I’d rather not reminisce, thank you.

        • bearsfantillend

          I will agree with you on the not a decision to make lightly. Benching a player when he has done the minimum to keep the team in the game or having a bad game is one thing, pulling a player because he is injured and hurting the team is a whole different thing. You won’t lose a locker room by protecting an injured player from himself by pulling him. You don’t leave it up to the player to decide on injuries. Players will always say they are ok and good to play, we heard it from so many players when it came to concussions that they lie to stay in the game.

          • SC Dave

            So whose call was it really to pull Jay from the game? Cutler? Cavanaugh? Kromer? Trestman?

            Obviously, the buck stops with Trestman, but I guess I’d fault every link in the chain.

  • johnnywad

    Anybody else think Bostic was better than Anderson today?

  • Trac

    Jeff, before you slam Trestman, please consider that the Bears O-line failed in establishing any kind of a run game today. They got rolled and Trestman was forced to be one dimensional on O. You don’t pull your qb unless he’s stinkin it up. I think yanking Jay too early would have been a bigger mistake.

    • bearsfantillend

      Slam away Jeff, i look forward to reading it.

  • SC Dave

    Waffle, I’m going to do my best to never again respond to your retarded posts again as it is nothing more than troll feeding.

    Regarding today’s game:

    Trestman: “I didn’t want to take him out unless he felt he couldn’t do the job”…

    Cutler: “The best option for the team was to put Josh in…”

    My posts about Cutler being too selfish to pull himself from the game in order to help his team are confirmed by his coach (who gave him the benefit of the doubt) and Cutler himself, albeit way too late.

    You’ll fulminate in your typically irrational manner regarding Cutler, but I won’t be reading. Have a nice day

    • Trac

      The context of those comments had to do with to the 2 min drill and Detroit playing cover 2 zone which would limit Cutlers effectiveness because of his loss of mobility when it would be needed the most.

      • Stafford Dead

        Trac, don’t even bother.

      • SC Dave

        If the context was that limited, then I gave Cutler too much credit.

    • Shady

  • Trac

    Food for thought. Who remembers when McMahon didn’t start against the Vikings because he’d just gotten out of the hospital 2 days before the game? When Ditka failed to give him the start, we almost lost the game. Not so cut and dry is it boys?

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/85bears/regular?id=5401532

    • bearsfantillend

      One difference, Steve Fuller was not a very good QB. The Bears did go 4-1 despite having him as a starter that year. He threw 1 TD and 5 ints with a sub 50% completion rate in those games. McCown has proved he is a capable backup and can run this offense.

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