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Audibles From the Long Snapper: Woodson, Jersey Sales, Tucker & Trestman Quotes

| September 30th, 2014

Player Trades In-Season Are Rare But…

The Oakland Raiders are dreadful while Charles Woodson is playing every snap at an apparently high level. From an ESPN mailbag:

Woodson, who turns 38 next month, has been one of the Raiders’ best and most reliable defensive players. He has played every defensive snap. That is remarkable for a player of his age. When the Raiders brought him back in 2013, they were just hoping for some leadership and situational help on the field. But Woodson is giving him so much more. He is ending a Hall of Fame career on a high note. It’s really cool to witness.

Does he really want to wrap his career on a 2-14 Raiders team? If you’re Phil Emery, and you know what you’re fielding at safety, why not make an offer? Woodson would not only be the Bears best safety by a wide margin but also has a brilliant knowledge of the divisional opponents and leadership the secondary is now lacking with Peanut’s absence.

JERSEY SALES CHART

Thanks to Pat Caraher, friend of the blog and decent golfer, for sending along this graphic. Interesting to see which teams are supported in regions without teams.

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Should Bears Fire Mel Tucker?

Mel Tucker’s defense allowed only 20 points a game over the first three weeks and then was pantsed Sunday by Aaron Rogers. No joke, I received almost 20 emails that used capital letters when demanding Tucker  be fired.

The answer is no. Mel Tucker should not be fired. Not after four weeks and a 2-2 start. But if the defense is terrible after 8 weeks the Bears would not be wrong to make the move, elevate Paul Pasqualoni or Jon Hoke to DC and hope to light a spark under the unit. If Sunday is a sign of what’s to come from the Bears defense, Tucker has no shot to return in 2015.

Zaidman/Trestman

Three Tweets from Zach Zaidman’s account, detailing the Marc Trestman Monday presser.

Trestman on where he got the idea for Jeffery TD: “It was a great idea that the Rams had.”

Trestman on Bostic penalty: “There was nothing we could see on our end.”

Trestman on the 2nd INT: “They had a communication error there. You can’t put it on any one person.”

On the first, I completely forgot the play until this statement. Still a wonderful call. On the second, Bears coaches couldn’t see anything because it was one of the first calls in the history of sports. Third, this is Trestman backing off his criticism of Marshall from Sunday.

Trestman goes out of his way to point out wide receiver errors for one reason: he sees defending his quarterback as part of his job. He’s right. It is.

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  • MB30SD

    Konichiwa bitches.

  • MB30SD

    I’m over all this shit already. One game. Vadgers. NOTHING went our way.

    Onwards and upwards christian soldiers!

    Cam Newton…….?

    • Viva

      Me too. This makes it official.

      • AlbertInTucson

        “So let it be written. So let it be done.”
        – Rameses II (Yul Brynner) THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

        • CanadaBear

          So it is written, so it shall be. Al Bundy (every week).

    • MB30SD

      FUCKING DEAD!

    • http://www.upitpuppet.com/ evantonio

      i wouldn’t say NOTHING went out way. we got to see that really cool alshon touchdown. we also got the running game going.

  • Meow

    How much would the Raiders or Titans give up to trade for Tom Brady? One first rounder. Should be more than enough for Belicheck. What if Rex Ryan called offering that? It would be so Belicheck to trade Brady to the Jets and then kick their ass.

  • Meow

    Belichick, I mean.

  • Meow

    Shit. Does good looks and great hair a pre-requisite to be a Pats qb?

  • Viva

    What do you give up for Woodson?

    • BillW

      Mel Tucker

      • BillW

        Just kidding The man deserves some more time.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Hey! Humor from BillW !

          We approve!

          Of the humor, that is.

          Not saying fire Tucker.

    • bearsfantillend

      not much, Conte, bag of doritos(not Cool Ranch) and some gatorade(whatever flavor everyone hates). He is 38 chances are it’s his last year.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      an old geezer who doesn’t know the defense? Absolutely nothing.

      • DaBearsBlog

        What is the defense? He is playing well and you only need him for one year

        • MB30SD

          have to agree with Jeff… IFF we can get him for a ham sangwhich… and offload fucking conte at the same time.

  • BillW

    Why Panthers for Hawaii? And Rams for Alaska? Must be local players on those teams. Not surprised to see GB popular in WI only

    • BillW

      My bad. Didn’t notice Idaho

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      Star Lotululei (spelling) for the Panthers is of Polynesian descent. I would have thought maybe Steelers for Hawaii because of Polamalu. I have no clue about Alaska.

  • Shady

    Meh.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Last time the Bears fired a coach during the season….?

    • Shady

      Never.

      • AlbertInTucson

        That was my opinion, too.

  • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

    ‘Trestman on where he got the idea for Jeffery TD: “It was a great idea that the Rams had.”’

    I remember that play. Slightly different. They handed it off to Tavon Austin and then had him reverse direction. 65 yard TD run after Shea McClellin ran himself out of the play and Khaseem Greene couldn’t quite get the corner angle on Austin.

    • bearsfantillend

      the ‘idea’ was from the Rams Tresty just tweaked it a little

  • Shady

    Coming off an embarrassing loss to the Dolphins in London, Dennis Allen was fired by the Raiders CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms.

    Jay Glazer of Fox Sports first reported the Raiders “just called” Allen and told him he was fired. If they did fire him via phone it’s the most delightfully Raiders thing ever.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24731416/report-dennis-allen-fired-by-raiders

    Enter Chucky?

    • AlbertInTucson

      Why would Jon Gruden want to jump into the cesspool that is Radier management and don’t say “For the money” because he’s already passed up better opportunities.

      • EnderWiggin

        I think Gruden may be waiting for a Ditka/Saints type deal – Hey, if you come here, you can pick your GM and do whatever you want. WHATEVER you want.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Maybe, but people in hell want ice water, too.

  • EnderWiggin
    • Bender McLugh

      still don’t understand how that wasn’t a TD

      • CanadaBear

        Perriria (Fox’s ref du jour) pointed out the ball was moving around in his hands while he was making that move in the pic. He said it would not be a TD. Fucker was right. DAMN IT.

        • Bender McLugh

          no, it started moving AFTER that still, after it already crossed the goal line.

          BUT…..to your point….there’s no way the call would have been overturned because the Fudge defenders blocked the goal line camera views. Made me wonder if they teach that.

          • CanadaBear

            Don’t agree about the movement but who cares? We weren’t going to win that game unless Tucker woke up and started blitzing. Even then we probably still get smoked but at least we’d go down swinging instead of being so passive. Oh well.

          • SC Dave

            This. Although if you did teach it, you might end up with results that go the wrong way too…

          • http://www.upitpuppet.com/ evantonio

            where was the overhead view? on TV, it seemed like they only had 2 angles. there are usually 1000 angles for every shot. conspiracy.

    • bearsfantillend

      I still dont understand how they cant have cameras on both sides of the end zones.

      • http://www.upitpuppet.com/ evantonio

        better yet, why not have a microchip sensor in the ball that sends the refs a signal if/when the ball crosses the line?

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Crazy talk. Stop it.

    • BillW

      If that would have been ruled a td maybe the whole game changes. I believe at least one of the 2 ints don’t happen since they are not so far behind. Maybe the d fires up for one series at least. But they messed up that drive by being out of time outs.

  • johnnywad

    I still don’t know what to think about Tucker. That may be enough of an indictment in itself after 20 games. That said, its hard to perform against Rodgers with bad safeties and no pass rush. Hard to lay it on him. The game should look different with Allen and Rat next time. Thought he was doing okay through three weeks.

    • Trac

      Nellies got Dallas playing simple D so the players can play fast. Tucker should take notice.

      • Bear Down in Tampa

        That’s all Seattle does too, their scheme isn’t complex…

        • MB30SD

          Personnel.

          • Bear Down in Tampa

            It’s coming…You can’t fix everything in one offseason. We still need our big play burner, a guy with 4.3 speed that can take a slant or a screen to the house on any play. I wish we could’ve traded for Sproles. Rather have Sproles than Kadeem Carey (Sproles traded for a 4th and Carey was drafted in the 4th).

  • Trac

    First of all, Rogers was checking down to his third read all day long on Sunday, the pressure up front was pitiful. Missing Rat and Allen cost us any hope of being competitive. Secondly, firing coordinators mid season is a bad move, you ride it out until the end of the season and hope you can pick up a guy that is a casualty of another teams failure or you go to the college ranks for an up and comer. Yeah the Ravens fired an OC mid season and that worked out but typically that’s a bad move.

    Tresty should do everything he can to make Cutty’s Job easier.

    • SC Dave

      Definitely agree on Woodson. We need to get younger.

    • bearsfantillend

      i disagree with firing mid season is a bad move. If the D is healthy and still performing like crap get rid of him, but you have to have pretty good faith in one of your assistants. It has worked in the past for teams. San Diego did it a couple years back with their DC, granted they had Rivera as a LB coach that they promoted. Unfortunately I don’t think we have a Rivera type coach on the squad.

  • Trac

    Just saw the Chiefs blowout score, they can be dangerous. Amazing what Jamaal Charles gives the Chiefs. Brady threw one of the worst picks i’ve seen in a long time.

  • Doc Hamstring

    That’s a worthless map. It’s what team leads in jersey sales at one store. The stores stock what they stock. How many non-Minnesota jerseys are gonna be on sale at a Dick’s in Minneapolis?

  • BillW

    I consider Tucker 3 and 1 so far. Needs to show he can beat a good qb. . Don’t know if cam qualifies. Not even sure Brady qualifies anymore.

    My concern is lack of production for the money spent so far on d. Biggsy brought that point up on the score this morning.

    Also read secondary screwed up coverages more than a couple times. I can’t believe Tucker scheme is too complex.

    Unrelated – player on the chiefs flagged 15 for praying on his knees in the end zone. But Tebow never was. More controversy.

    And the blackout rule ends today most likely.

    • johnnywad

      A lot of money spent on D was on the sidelines Sunday. Its an unfair point Biggs keeps making. If Rat, Allen and Peanut were playing Sunday, it would have looked different. He can’t keep saying the money was wasted simply because the players were injured/sick. You can’t foresee all injuries. Peanut’s wasn’t totally unexpected but he’s not really making all that much.

      • BillW

        I think he’s talking about Houston without singling him out. He also pointed out that it’s not like Allen was playing at a high level the first three games.

  • MB30SD
  • Viva

    We fell apart in the second half of a crucial game after a short week. Shady was right, FUCK THE LEAGUE.
    OK. Now I am officially over it again.

  • MB30SD

    I know you guys scoffed when I threw out last year that brady should have retired.

    http://nesn.com/2014/09/bill-belichick-laughs-off-question-about-tom-brady-qb-controversy-video/

    • CanadaBear

      Loved Bellichik’s reaction. He’s a fucker but that was great. So condescending and dismissive at the same time.

  • MB30SD
    • GPLDAN

      Dear Abby –

      Do inches matter if your girlfriend is imaginary?

      Signed,
      Manti Tao

      • MB30SD

        Dear Imaginary lei,

        Yes, inches always matter,

        Abby

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    Usually you have good teams with great potential. The Bears are a great team with suck potential.

    It all goes back to the Head Coach… Trestman is a leopard scared of heights.
    He has to be better because he’s the sole leader of the team and you ain’t going nowhere if your leader isn’t a top dog, especially when the Bears franchise and Bears fans are second rate…at best.

    • Bender McLugh

      oh my, you are so clueless sometimes Barb. “suck potential”? HAHAHAHHA

      • Bender McLugh

        *PLEASE SELECT MOM JOKE HERE*

        • Barb UMihai Mar

          only your mum likes to ‘give up’ more yards per night than Mel Tucker.

          • MB30SD

            OHHHHHHHHHH!

          • Bear Down in Tampa

            Snap!

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            HAH!

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            See, as a European, I was expecting meters…It would sound bigger.

          • SC Dave

            Okay, so that was a good one.

    • MB30SD

      I think you just called yourself second rate… at best.

      • GPLDAN

        In Romania, 2nd rate is about 6 rates higher than the general population.

        • Barb UMihai Mar

          true.

          Question: if Bears fans are 1st rate, what level are Seattle or Chiefs fans ?

          • Bear Down in Tampa

            Dont confuse the ability of the team with the ability of the fans. Seattle fans are Bandwagoners…

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            It makes sense. But they might soon become a more successful franchise that the Bears. Somehow they have everything, while the Bears have nothing. No stadium, no fans (bandwagoners or not), no franchise. For me, it’s all connected.

          • Bear Down in Tampa

            no fans, for the Bears? I went to watch the Bears vs. Jags a couple of years ago in Jacksonville (only a 3 hour drive for me) and we took that place over. You can still see Bears fans show out on the road wherever they go. Soldier Field is always sold out and always will be, I agree with a lot of what you say but you are wayyy off base here.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            talk about ‘bandwagoners’.

            I like Bears fans, obviously, but I doubt their mentality. Because they are so numerous and passionate they should demand more. They should be pro active, one way or another.

            I’ll tell you what… I live in a crappy 500.000 city, in a third rate country (at best), but I promise you…if the fans of the local soccer team decide they want artificial field on their shitty 60 years old stadium… they’ll get artificial field.

          • MB30SD

            Doesn’t work that way in the nfl bud. It’s a monarchy not a democracy

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            Usually sports are a reflection of the nation. NFL is even more than that. That being said I disagree… if the Bears fans want it, they’ll get it. They just don’t want/care for it.

          • MB30SD

            I think we agree that a BIG portion of bears fans suck and are just wannabes… but I’d content that’s ALL fans of every single sports franchise out there. But we also have total diehard fans. Look at us idiots. And as one of the regs pointed out, we travel REALLY well. Probably as good as any team.

            If we start winning more that will change things. Also, living in a big city with tons of shit to do besides football is probably thee biggest factor for me… I live in San Diego and if the chargers aren’t contending for the playoffs people just go surf, or ski, or do the million other things we can do here. It’s easy to walk away when you live in a city with other stuff… when you live in fucking greenbay wiscaaaaansin, your douche football team is literally all you have in your miserable life.

          • CanadaBear

            I’m sure the Park District would prefer an artificial field (they own/run the stadium) but the Bears insist on natural grass because they are convinced it is safer for the players. Everyone was slip-sliding around Sunday.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            hence my thought of passive Bears fans. They pay the highest amount of dough per ticket in order to watch half the games played on bad mud. Bad teams constructed by bad a franchise playing on shitty field with ultra expensive tickets. The fan base must take their part of the blame.
            PS: This might be my ‘ultras’ type on mentality. For an ‘ultra’ the club is the fans.

          • MB30SD

            trick question mate. Those teams either have big success, or there’s nothing but football where they are.

            The good fan equation is a pretty complex one.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            the bottom line.

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        I’m improving.

  • GPLDAN

    THe Dolphins are not on the Jersey Report map.

    Just as well. Wayne H. is a tool.

    • bearsfantillend

      i found that funny too. Especially since even the Bucs fans i know seem to actually hate their team.

      • Bear Down in Tampa

        They hate the team and most of them are still wearing creamsicle Mike Alstott Jersey’s.

        • bearsfantillend

          they probably still sell Alstott jerseys in florida.

          • MB30SD

            in their defense, that dude was a fucking STUD!

          • Bear Down in Tampa

            I always preferred Warrick Dunn as a teen growing up here, loved him even though I hated the Buccaneers.

          • MB30SD

            well, they were different right? As a FB/IMLB in HS I kinda looked up to him and rathman. Those guys were beast and tough as nails.

          • johnnywad

            Now he does low testosterone commercials. Sad…

          • MB30SD

            Hahaha… hey, it’s a need

    • CanadaBear

      Does he still own them? I thought he was out of the picture years ago. Totally agree about the Tool comment.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      My eyesight is hazy so I read that as “boil”.
      As in a boil on the ass of the NFL…it works.

  • Bear Down in Tampa

    How did so many teams on our schedule get so bad at stopping the run, Carolina, Atlanta, New England…if we run the ball against them like we ran the ball against the Packers, we can beat them because they don’t have Aaron Rodgers. In fact what if we went 6-2 on the road and 4-4 at home, who would have seen that coming at the beginning of the season?

  • Big Mike

    Here’s the thing. Tucker is not a good coordinator. GB pulled his pants down and laughed. Did nothing scheme wise. 38 pts in 59 plays. That’s unheard of.

    • Bear Down in Tampa

      There was 0 pass rush…and Randall Cobb in the slot vs. Isaiah Frey is a mismatch all day long.

      • bearsfantillend

        anyone vs Frey is a mismatch all day

        • MB30SD

          wtf happened top McManis? Did the dude snap his thigh in half?!

          Here’s the thing. I’d MUCH rather have these guys get healthy and come back in the second half.

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        Just try Brock Vereen. Ain’t that hard to do, just say: ‘Brock go in’.

        • Bear Down in Tampa

          True, he couldn’t be any worse, I guess they were thinking if he went down while playing Nickel, then they would have no backup safety (which is fine because I was doubting Conte and Mundy could finish the game).

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            I don’t think that’s what they thought. They are just very confusing and confused.

          • Trac

            Good to see you on da blog. I was wondering where you were. I done have the energy or time to scroll thru all the post to get your take from the game. Care to share your recap?

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            I stayed away because I was ‘depressed’.

            It all goes down to that Forte run at the end of the first half. It was pathetic. I couldn’t care less for the rest of the game. That run equals losing and it might mean losers.

            For me, it’s not a coincidence they haven’t scored after that.

            My take on the game is that Trestman is a leopard sacred of heights. He either has an epiphany or Emery must wake him up. If not they’ll never be winers. It goes back to last year and it doesn’t seem they learned much.

        • MB30SD

          As you know I am 1000% behind this. Frey is useless. Vereen has show he’s solid bit not spectacular. Frey is just outmatched. Period.

          Let’s rock out with our brock out!!

      • Big Mike

        Just to be clear, I am not a knee jerk rush to fire the Coordinator kind of guy. If anything, the opposite. Tucker is out matched. So you make adjustments, take gambles. There were a dozen plays where the scheme eliminated any chance of success. I watched the all 22 and it could have been a training film for how not to attack the packers. Yeah, execution, injuries etc. But Tucker gave the team no chance.

    • MB30SD

      I wouldn’t go that far, but yeah, we know who he is… as we expected… and he needs to be gone next year.

      • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

        has Anybody got Rex Ryan´s phone number?

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      If the scheme was the problem the head coach should have demanded a different one. Job description and all that.

      • Big Mike

        Well ultimately let’s blame Virginia Halas for letting her son run the club, hire emery, who hired, trestman, who hired tucker. A good DC doesn’t leave his team defenseless, week after week. A DC job during the season is putting together a game plan, teaching the game plan through is position coaches, and making adjustments during the game.

        • BillW

          “But they are all such nice gentlemen, like my adopted son Lovie.”

          Ginny

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            ahahah

        • Barb UMihai Mar

          Of course the ownership is the reason the Bears are such a losing franchise. They are pathetic, that’s a given.

          But we’re talking about a precise game plan. That’s on Trestman.

          • MB30SD

            Nah, trestman is known as the o guy… he needs to lean on a DC that can be the hc of the d… ultimately, it was phil ‘ s fault for seeing what he saw and deciding to give tucker another chance.

            As you know some of us here saw what we saw and wanted phil to go get a great DC who could be that hc of the d. So ultimately I personally put tucker still being here and sucking like we knew he would on phil

          • Trac

            First we need playa’s manga.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            What’s enormously frustrating is that GB’s line is exposed all year long and we did -nothing- to put pressure on Rodgers. Did we ever throw a corner blitz at him? I mean, when he’s scoring at will, you do -something- to wake guys up. You don’t just sit in a cover 2 shell and watch him go through his progressions three or four times just to be sure!
            He may be good (ok, great even), but hit him, make him guess occasionally, and he is human. Everybody bleeds.
            Give him 7 seconds in the pocket and you get what you get…dismantled.
            I’m hoping Allen recuperates in the next couple of weeks. We do not exactly have the Legion of Boom in our backfield.
            Man, I’m still pissed.

          • SC Dave

            I think Barb is saying that game-to-game, the buck stops with Trestman.

          • MB30SD

            I know, just not sure I agree with that. I think keeping tucker was a phil choice, not a trest choice.

          • SC Dave

            Probably right re phil. Maybe he was worried about getting another guy as dc if he fired tucker after all those injuries

          • Big Mike

            Incorrect. The defensive game plan is put together by the Defensive Coordinator. That’s his job. Look it up.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            So the HC just sits and watches his DC come up with a one dimensional game plan that isn’t working and does nothing ?

            That bullshit. The HC at some point has to order another game plan. That’s the problem, they didn’t try many things. They just kind of repeated something that wasn’t working.

            One of my favorite quotes is this : ‘When Plan C works, that’s coaching’.

          • Trac

            In Romania, what do the husbands do if they go off to work expecting their wives to have the house cleaned and dinner ready when they return only to find neithers been done when they get home? Who’s fault is that?

            Exactly, you knock them the……. Oh never mind.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            well… it doesn’t matter who’s at fault. The bottom line is that the house isn’t in order.

        • Trac

          Sigh!!! We don’t have a good DC Mike, we don’t have a good D when our starters are out.

          I guess I’ll wait til the end of the season before having enough info to comment accurately. Emery never used the R word (I think)but that’s what’s he’s been doing. The 3 year rule applies doesn’t it?

          • Big Mike

            That was my point about Tucker. I had withheld judgement while the defense was being pillaged last year. But after watching the all-22 of the GB game and the Niners game, I’m convinced. The DC at the local HS would have had a better game plan. Clearly he had the expectation of a better pass rush. But there should have been plan B and C.

          • BillW

            Given the score I thought his plan against the Niners was OK.

            It sounds from Trestman like Tucker was convinced rushing more than 5 would be pointless, and apparently he only did that 9 or 10 times with little success (QB rating about 107 “only”). So plan B and C were never really considered.

            Maybe some creative blitzes from the corners etc would have confused the GB line.

            I’m no Mel Tucker fan but we simply did not have the horses to compete against Rodgers and his quick release.

            I’m not back to grumpy old whiner mode, but keeping Tucker and Joe D WERE two of my signs that Emery/Trestman ultimately will fail. Yet as Led Zeppelin said “there’s still time to change the road you’re on.”

          • Big Mike

            Mid-season changes are the sign of a failing franchise. See Raiders. I would be highly suspicious if a change was made. We made the Packers look twice as good as they are. Mind fucked is what the Bears are.

          • SC Dave

            It’s all Rodgers. We’ll be fine next week, I predict.

          • Big Mike

            In my book, a season when we don’t beat the Packers at home is tainted. It’s also a proxy for what it will take to make a run in the playoffs. Don’t get me wrong I will enjoy each and every game. But we didn’t beat the Packers at home. Only one cure. Beat them in Lambeau.

          • CanadaBear

            Dave I agree with ya but my beef was Tucker didn’t even try to mix it up. Obviously we weren’t getting home with 4 and just as obviously, Erin was going to keep carving us up without pressure. Even if we blitzed all the time we probably still get smoked but at least we would have hit him a few times. We ended the game with ZERO QB hits.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            The game plan is always ‘stop the run first’. They did that.
            Everything else was in shambles.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            My point exactly. How can a HC have a DC that doesn’t have a plan B and plan C ?
            What are me talking about here ?

        • SC Dave

          I don’t understand how giving up 20 points or less in each of the first three games is leaving the team “defenseless”.

          Rodgers kicked Tucker’s ass. Exactly like he has kicked our ass over and over again. Granted, his stats were headier this game than for a while, but the bottom line is that MF always seems to have enough to beat us.

          • Big Mike

            Interceptions won the game against SF. That was not scheme. But all in all everything that happens bad against the Packers is magnified by 10. A good DC has a plan for Rodgers and the Packers, that doesn’t leave us with our dicks hanging out.

      • BillW

        1-800-HER-FEET

    • Guest

      Bet it was heard of last season

  • johnnywad

    I think Buffalo beats the Packers Sunday. Orton is better than EJ Manuel. Their defensive front is very good and they run the shit out of the ball. Two big mismatches for GB.

    • BillW

      Pack vs Vikings Thursday. They don’t play Buffalo until 12/14. Maybe you meant the Lions – they play the Bills this week.

      • johnnywad

        Guess that’ll make them difficult to beat then. 12/14 it is.

  • bearsfantillend

    after seeing Jamaal Charles run all over the Patriots, made me think we should have held BM out a little and let him heal. He is not the same receiver yet.

    • SC Dave

      On board with this big time. The Bears *still could do that* of course.

  • bearsfantillend
    • bearsfantillend

      oh damn should have read the whole article. Broadcast networks and NFL can still collude to blackout games. It’s just not mandatory rule now.

      • SC Dave

        At least the broadcaster cannot hide behind the rule from a pr standpoint

    • AlbertInTucson

      If the FCC wants to REALLY do some good they should reinstate the old NAB limits on commercial time.

  • Long time lurker

    It was awesome to see the Bears employ a creative run game on Sunday. Hopefully more of the same this coming sunday will result in a long day for the Panthers and a lot of ball security for the Bears.

    • SC Dave

      Would be nice. There were even two hb in on certain plays

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        that was fun to watch. Those plays with the little motion right before the snap were genius. Now Matt is playing with a lot of confidence and the rookie looked decent too. That means more good things on the horizon from him.

        • SC Dave

          And the better the run game, the better play action. And then, WATCH OUT, BITCHES.

    • CanadaBear

      Welcome aboard LTL.

  • GPLDAN

    Flash Poll:

    With Glennon coming up big, does Josh McCown sniff the starting job in Tampa (or anywhere) ever again?

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      I predict he will be held out this week and given a chance to start next week if Glennon does average.

      so long story short, yes.

    • MB30SD

      they almost have to don’t they?

      Did I mention how happy I am to have lovie destroying some other franchise now? I have? Oh….

  • AlbertInTucson

    Panthers defense seems to have disappeared in the absence of Greg Hardy.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!
    • MB30SD

      how do you sit there and let that happen? Yeah, you’re going to get into a fight, but doood. Have some self respect.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        he just thrusted over and over and over while giving his OH face.

        • MB30SD

          shameful.

          • Cormonster

            At the Bears-Packers game last year a Bear fan walked up and poured an entire beer on the head of the guy in front of me in the bathroom line who was a Packers fan. Luckily as the guy took off a couple Bears fans grabbed him until security showed up and kicked him out. What an asshole! I was talking to the kid in line before that. It was his first pro game and he was really excited. He wasn’t talking shit, just excited about the experience. Very nice kid in his early 20’s. He took it well and didn’t get all pissed. He just couldn’t believe it. Some of us chipped in and bought him a couple beers. I felt bad for him because he probably froze his ass off in the 2nd half. It was very cold that day.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Unacceptable behavior. That is not how to represent.

            If that’s your idea of being a fan, get lost. We don’t want or need your kind.
            Go root for the Raiders or the Eagles where they seem to be proud of that kind of crap.

            Good on the guys who grabbed that moron.

          • MB30SD

            uhhhhgggg… I remember that story.

            trash. humans can be such trash. What a POS

          • Cormonster

            I must be getting senile. I don’t remember mentioning it before.

          • CanadaBear

            I don’t remember it but I am senile! There are times when you wish you could break out an Uzi and do the world a favor. You know jackasses like that will never get it and the only cure is a bullet. Too much?

          • Cormonster

            Maybe a tad too much.

          • MB30SD

            you must. you did.

          • Cormonster

            Your response made me think of this great scene in Blazing Saddles.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr9xVmCL0bA

          • MB30SD

            Hahahaha… where do you think I got it from.

            One of my favorite movies of all time.

          • Cormonster

            Me too. Lili Von Schtoop is pretty hot, and the accent makes her even sexier.

          • MB30SD

            fat.

            But the chick with the mayor…. YOW!

            Now THIS is my type: http://www.audioshocker.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/mel-brooks-blazing-saddles.jpg

          • CanadaBear

            I hadn’t been to a game in years and my buddy and I went to a Calgary Stampeders game a couple of years ago. Lots of fun. As soon as half time was over i went down to get a pop and a beer for my buddy. Under the stands there are a couple of guys teasing some super drunk white trash woman. At some point she starts exaggeratedly pointing to her crotch and starts yelling, “Eat my pussy you fucking faggots”. Over and over and over. She was still yelling at them as I was going back to my seat. Tailgating isn’t for everyone.

          • MB30SD

            hahahahahahahahaha

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        look at the dudes dancing behind him taunting, haha, classic

        • MB30SD

          brutal.

        • bearsfantillend

          why is the guy sitting on the steps? did they kick him out of his seat too?

      • CanadaBear

        Someone in the comments said he thought the guy was in on it. Why else would he sit in the aisle and passively take it? Either move or drop that fucker like a used condom. If it would have been me, I would have waited until the idiot turned around to get more approval from his buddies and hit him square in the nose as hard as I could. Of course, after that, run like hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    whoa dude, first case of Ebola in the USA ever. Fucking Texas. And it begins……

    • MB30SD

      fuck, here we go.

      • bearsfantillend

        shit knowing my luck i am going to get it.

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          just don’t bang any dudes that just got back from West Africa or handle their dead bodies.

          • GPLDAN

            Is it time to build the Zombie mobile yet?

          • MB30SD

            wait, you have to shoot them in the head to kill them right?

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Blog contest!

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        shit just got real if he spread that to anyone else unknowingly. Hopefully he didn’t bang anyone when he got back from WEST FUCKING AFRICA! smmfh

        • MB30SD

          people are so fucking dumb.

        • SC Dave

          Stay home

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            leave house and get ebola
            stay home with 2yr old and 4yr old all day and die of self inflicted dull safety scissors wound.

          • MB30SD

            tough choice.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            haha, I love those little fuckers.

          • MB30SD

            it’s amazing how much isn’t it.

            I mean, do you even need a millisecond to think if you’d give up your life for one of theirs? Kinda crazy.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            no hesitation.

          • SC Dave

            Not really. Scissors every time

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    #Eboladude….ebola

    • GPLDAN

      Luckily, after the zombocolypse – Trade Wind works as lighter fluid.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        It powered my Toro for a couple of minutes as well so I could finish up the spot by the garden that I always miss.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          What is this Trade Wind of which you speak?
          And I know the thread’s been dead for hours but no one is on the new one, except some bullshit about a sport called baseyboll…or something like that. I wasn’t paying attention.

          • MB30SD

            It’s a cheap brand of rum yonny’s switched to… no hangovers AT ALL.

    • MB30SD
      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        well, we are certainly helping her out by actively bringing and allowing the virus to come ashore. Then we’re like, fuck it, let’s let ISIS fighters fresh home from war vacation to roam around while we conduct surveillance on them.
        It’s going to be an interesting rest of the year.

        • MB30SD

          rest of existence (a short one maybe…. mmmmmMM trac?)

          • Trac

            I’m good!

          • MB30SD

            what do you mean? You’re Jewish? You have a get out of the apocalypse card like the rest of the tribesmen on the board and me?!

          • Trac

            For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son and whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

            John 3:16

          • bearsfantillend

            “We Are Going To Die!”

            Indiana Jones
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fja4r7mNmic

          • MB30SD

            how’s that working for you so far? Hahaha

          • Trac

            I know you are joking but there is a freedom that comes with knowing there is a better way that cannot be put into words. Know God, know Peace.

          • MB30SD

            that’s awesome trac. I’m really happy you have that. Life is fucking rough man… a LOT rougher than my parents lead me to believe when my world was ideal and safe and easy.

            I’m happy you have that if you want/need it. It’s a good thing to have. ; )

  • GPLDAN
    • MB30SD

      Meh, I prolly don’t qualify on the salary side ($1M?!) although I do aight… and I’m REALLY not into gold diggers. And to be honest with you, rich people in general really truly and honestly do suck (based on my own pretty extensive exposure to my ex’s side and their a-hole friends).

      (present company excluded of course)

      • CanadaBear

        Based on my tiny exposure to really rich people, yeah they suck big, hairy moose cocks. Of course, a lot of poor people do too.

        • MB30SD

          agree, but in a different way.

  • BillW

    Trying not to think of an Ebola epidemic in the US…

    Why is Ross out? Maybe he was specifically told to take a knee every time and ignored them once or twice. I didn’t exactly see him screw up – he did what he should do – accept the gift of an endzone kick and set Jay up on the 20.

    • GPLDAN

      He consistently ran it out and consistently didn’t get it to the 20. And once he dropped it.

      I sense DeCam has little patience. BTW watching him stalk the sidelines, I think Joe may be on the all pasta diet since I saw him at Bubbenaise. Or trading recipes with Biggsy.

      • BillW

        Yeah – read the trib article; two returns 7 yards deep that got to the 15 at most, then the fumbled bouncing kick. I forgot that one and only remembered one return.

        • SC Dave

          In the offensive oriented nfl, the five yards are not a big deal. Though we dont have hester to slring the big ones

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            five yards is huge if you have a penalty on the drive and half the distance is the 7. A dropback pass and you’re at the goal line. From a guy that played quarterback it’s the worst fucking feeling in the world.

          • Trac

            What was your QVR?

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            I was an option qb with a 6’5 TE. Needless to say I didn’t have to be accurate

          • SC Dave

            Yeah, yeah, you’re right. I was talking about starting from your 15 rather than 20. When we had the Hester thing, I’d give up that five years every time in exchange for those occasional 100 yard returns. That shit WAS fun, man.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Agreed

      • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

        more than that, he was indecisive about whether to run or kneel. If you’re gonna run, you have to know before you catch the ball.

  • WP4Life

    Did the NFL ever do anything with the refs a few years back when they wanted a new deal.

    With all the flags I wonder if there is some behind the scene resentment that plays out on Sundays.

    • Cormonster

      I think the refs got an 8 year contract last year.

      • MB30SD

        god knows they deserve it. (rolls eyes)

      • SC Dave

        Ah.., so they’ve gone Albert Haynesworth on us! That’s it!

  • AlbertInTucson

    Blogfather: “Mild bruises of the brain only exist on someone else’s brain.”

    For sure.

    Same concept as “It’s only MINOR surgery if the surgery does not involve one of MY body parts.”

  • GPLDAN

    The FCC has deemed the word Redskin a racial epithet. That means they intended to enforce pushing the Redskins off the air. Including in the local area.

    The NFL could bypass them via IP streaming but this looks like it will get ugly and end up in court

    • Trac

      It will go all the way to the Supreme Court and Synder will win I think.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Possible, but I seriously doubt it. However, the NFL doesn’t want to go there even worse than Snyder does.

    • bearsfantillend

      good thing the NFL has their own Network on cable…
      Just broadcast the games on the NFL Network or ESPN MNF.

      FCC rules don’t apply to cable channels.

      • CanadaBear

        I’m sure the NFL would prefer a name change. Not to mention Snyder isn’t exactly cozy with the power brokers in the NFL.

        • Trac

          Media has whooped up the frenzy over recent events, the NFL marginalized themselves. “The Smart Money” would already have the new name in place with the legal done and ready to go. The NFL could endear themselves to ever bleeding heart soccer mom in America. It’s stupid for Synder to not pick up the ball and run with it. His Attorneys are prolly feedin the fire though to keep their invoices coming. The could be a PR extravaganza.

          • bearsfantillend

            Owners are going to stick together even if they don’t like it. That’s why no owner has come out against the Redskins name. They are only going to make him change the name when it affects their bottom line. When sponsors like Budweiser decide to pull their ‘Fire Water’ money, you will see the name change.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I don’t get it – the merchandise turnover would be enormous. That’s alot of brand spanking new jerseys!

          • bearsfantillend

            i am with you. But billionaires don’t get rich by bending to pressure and being told they can’t do something. It is an ego thing.

          • MB30SD

            And Snyder is a MASSIVE asshole

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD

    this pretty much sums up our game: https://vine.co/v/OmbaI0qJLPW

  • Draco Academy

    mel is a useless and worthless coach, Should have been fired last year.Defense wins championships!!!

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