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Better Offense Prevails: Rapid Fire Recap of the Packers Beating the Bears

| September 29th, 2014

Philadelphia Eagles v Dallas Cowboys

The Packers deserved to win. Their offense made fewer mistakes than the Bears offense. But this game left me hollow for a lot of reasons. Rapid fire…

  • The referees destroyed this game for me. Even when the Bears have been blown out I usually find my angles of watching, my momentum for the coming week. But the calls made is this game were the worst I’ve seen since Mike Holmgren and the Seahawks were jobbed out of a Super Bowl. On both sides! But the Bears defense is not good enough to overcome Aaron Rodgers being handed new sets of down on ridiculous, nonsensical calls. The hold on Bostic on the field goal? The late hit on Lamarr Houston? Once again, the referees were not the reason the Bears lost. But they absolutely ruined the afternoon.
  • Bears defense was horrible. Outside of Willie Young making a few nice hustle plays and blocking a kick, I can’t think of a single player on the defensive side of the ball worthy of praise.
  • Mel Tucker criticism is warranted but Aaron Rodgers made a half dozen outstanding throws. He was special yesterday.
  • This game was decided by a simple factor: mistakes. The Bears dropped a perfectly called onside kick. Cutler missed a wide open Alshon Jeffery high in the end zone. Josh Morgan should score on a screen but didn’t bother to extend the ball. Martellus Bennett runs a route at the one yard line instead of the goal line to end the first half. Brandon Marshall runs the wrong route on the second interception. Bears have a lot to clean up.

  • Remember how angry people got with me when I suggested the 2015 Bears, not the 2014 Bears, were going to be contenders? I get the sense folks are coming around. Just not enough talent on the defensive side of the ball.
  • Is that how important Jared Allen is? All the pass rush from the first three weeks disappeared and the only difference was the absence of Allen.
  • I don’t care who is returning kicks for the Bears. When the coverage unit is hitting you at the ten every time, you’re not going to be productive.
  • Martellus Bennett has been spectacular through four games.
  • Not sure what the Bears are gaining by playing Brandon Marshall through this injury. I know he scored a touchdown but Cutler barely looked his way all afternoon and Marshall seems to be operating at less than 75%.
  • What a great game from the Bears offensive line. They blew the Packers off the ball to the tune of 235 rushing yards.
  • But you all told me Ka’Deem Carey was terrible. (What? You were wrong! But you said!) Carey is not a speedster by any means but I am not sure I wouldn’t give him a chance to return kicks. His toughness might break a few tackles and give the Bears some better field position.
  • Trestman’s design on the Alshon Jeffery touchdown screen was something else. I’ve never seen something quite like it.
  • Rex Ryan watch has begun.

The Bears are 2-2. Guess what? That’s who they are. There is no reason for praise or panic. This is a middle of the pack team capable of much improvement, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Three of the next four are on the road. Would the Bears sign for a .500 record heading into the bye? I think so.

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  • beninnorcal

    I still say we split with the Pack. I guess that means winning there. We really missed Allen and Ratliff.

    • Scott W.

      Yep. Yesterday was not an indictment on the remainder of the season.
      I know it was the Packers in our yard as it were, but I just don’t think it’s the end. We missed our D yesterday. That was really it.

  • beninnorcal

    Also, why does our return team even bother to take kickoffs out of the endzone? How many times have they gotten past the twenty compared to how many times they failed to make the fifteen? Fucking terrible.

  • GPLDAN

    From now on, his blog name is Mel Sucker. He suckered Chicago into hiring him, and his coaching sucks.

    Oh and Carey does suck as well. He’s a poor man’s Kahlil Bell.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Did he kill a member of your family? Your hated of Carey is legitimately crazy.

      Mel Tucker did not have a good day.

      • MB30SD

        You should see $’s then

  • Big Mike

    2-2 blah. Losing to the Packers, at home, again,(*&^%$@

  • Guest

    2-2 so what. Losing to the Packers at home *(&^%!!$%$%^&

  • guest

    “They blew the Packers off the ball to the tune of 235 rushing yards.”

    The Packers had the third worst run defense in the league going into the game. We were dead last in rushing. We’re not a good running team.

    • Bender McLugh

      wrong.

  • Ososfan

    Hey I’ve been with you on thinking the 2015 Bears should be contending next year. There is still too much of a talent gap left from the lack of development during the Angelo era. It’s still amazing that this team is playing somewhat decent, However, where is the blame on Cutler? I love Cutty but that second and possible third INT really frustrated the he’ll outta me. Any who, I bet the defense is still getting used to the diffrent defens I’ve schemes they are learning, Mel really didn’t have a lot of time to implement it and it is unfortunate because he will deff be looking for work next year. Herring might make a better D coach….

    • DaBearsBlog

      The first interception was a great play by the defender. the second, the receiver ran the wrong route. Hard to blame Jay. His worst throw was the overthrow of Jeffery.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        I didn’t hate the first play call but a healthy Marshall is running that route instead of Morgan. It was way too far to the inside to be sure and the defender had inside position and made an aggressive move.
        BTW, you guys know that Marshall is starting to come apart right? 2nd week of not talking to the media? Wouldn’t talk to Cutler after the game? The injury and lack of production is killing him. The absence of his domination is killing our offense. A healthy Marshall yesterday makes things a lot easier on a tough day.

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          not killing it yardage-wise but a healthy Marshall out there changes the dynamic in so many ways.

    • Bear Down in Tampa

      The first Jay pick was actually a check he made at the line of scrimmage, he got out of a run play because of the coverage the pack was playing. The pass play he got into was a quick slant to Morgan, he made the throw quickly (because of the play design). The DB was playing inside technique which was actually contrary to what his tendency was when GB was in that kind of coverage. It’s his fault for checking out of the run but the absurd bounce that ball took isn’t. The second pick is BMarsh’s fault (lack of practice showing up). Cutler has some blame in there somewhere, but it doesn’t fall squarely on his shoulders.

      • BillW

        The Packer back anticipated the slant once Forte shifted. I think that’s why Cutler called it a great play on the defense. Had that been the Bears breaking it up, we would have called it a great defensive play too. I think it probably was. As you say the ball was supposed to come out fast and so you can’t blame Jay for not seeing the position the Packer player had on him. And given his extreme success at audibles, I’ll never question Jay’s decision making in checking out of the run.

        I also will never forget Martz and his “no audible” offense that left Jay to run plays he knew were doomed.

  • BerwynBomber

    Still hoping for Rex Ryan as DC, Blogfather? IF so, I still think he looks for the HC job first, and will even sit a year before taking a DC job.
    The Bears O-line has been stellar all year. Might be time to start talking about them as one of the best units in the league.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Don’t think he gets one.

      • Trac

        Ain’t gonna happen. Not unless we get all our started back, remain healthy and stink which I don’t think will happen because this D when healthy can do the job.

  • Peanut FTW

    It was a crazy weekend. I mean the Vikings killed the Falcons, Matt Asiata looked like Adrian Peterson, the Cowboys junk ass defense held the Saints off and are now 3-1 while most of the league is 2-2 and the 49ers woke up and realized they could play defense in both halves. There is so much parity in the league right now it is crazy. I am not sure that I have ever seen a year were pretty much any team could beat any other team depending on the week. Those phantom penalties were horrid and made a tough loss even harder to watch.

  • Viva

    This weekend started with a trip to New Hampshire getting cancelled because some asshole set fire to a building in Aurora, and ended with an asshole of a game against our arch rival.

    We miss Ratliff. We miss Peanut. We miss Allen. Go figure, we are missing 3 pro bowlers, and our d ends up sucking.

    The officiating sucked.

    The DJ Williams penalty for a late hit (which would have gotten the Bears D off the field following a 3 and 12) pissed me off. Not because the refs got it wrong, but because DJ Williams was undisciplined. If you want to throw WWF moves join the mother fucking WWF. If you want to be the starting MLB for the Chicago Bears, act like it. That, to me, would have been a huge mo swing in our favor…

    Data, you were right. Fuck me (today only…figuratively, not literally).

    • Trac

      There was also a late hit on a third down stop in the first half that screwed us. There were so many mental mistakes by the Bears that we had no chance yesterday. Couple that with injuries and forgettaboutit!

  • Trac

    Still plenty of time in the season Jeff. No way near time to say the Bears can’t come alive and make noise. I’ll wait until the Bears are mathematically out of it to make that call. The Falcons are 2-2, heck the Cowboys are 3-1, the Bears have character.

    I’m not saying the onside kick was a bad call but if you call that play you better convert. Only two statements are made when you call an onside with the lead before the half. 1. You’re baring your throat to your enemy, 2. You’re mocking your opponent. After that play, Packers scored 24 unanswered points.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Or you realize you can’t stop them.

      • Trac

        You don’t project that to your opponent regardless.

        • Bear Down in Tampa

          Come on Trac, everybody in the building knew it.

    • johnnywad

      The onside kick was a good call. Perfectly timed and Trestman had balls to do it. Its not a mistake because they didn’t convert. It netted the Packers 18 yards and could have given the Bears a significant lead. Sometimes plays don’t work. That doesn’t mean it was a bad call.

      • Trac

        Then explain the 24 unanswered points please. Give me a valid reason outside of “the refs screwed us”.

        • johnnywad

          Well, I would say it has something to do with a really bad secondary, coupled with no pass rush, coupled with two interceptions, more so than the Packers starting one drive at the 38 instead of the 20.

          • Trac

            It’s called momentum Johnny. We lost ours. It’s one of the games intangibles that can be a killer.

          • BillW

            I think Trestman felt we’d need an extra possession to beat the Packers. It seemed as if they didn’t believe they could stop Rodgers – and they were right. It was a good call in my opinion, and was messed up because the ball hit one of the Bears who wasn’t looking for it – he was supposed to go down and block someone. I don’t know if that is his fault or a bad bounce but that’s what happened.

          • johnnywad

            Oh good god Trac. You’re suggesting that if Robbie had kicked it through the end zone, the Packers would have punted sometime thereafter? Not

  • TheBigCheesy

    You poor, masochistic bastards. You have my sympathies

    • GPLDAN

      Pack is saying as soon as DeCam lined them up 6/4 they knew the kick was coming. I call bullshit on that based on the flat foot reaction but it was still a shit call. Leave it to the Pack to lie about it though

      • BillW

        Definitely BS – they were not at all prepared for that. The video doesn’t lie.

        • BillW

          Biggsy pretty much confirmed in his 10 thoughts that the Packers didn’t expect the onside kick. Either the Pack is lying or not everyone got the call to expect it.

    • BillW

      If you live anywhere near Green Bay, my sympathies. Seriously, I’d MUCH rather live in Chicago and have a losing football team. Now if you live in Chicago and were born in Wisconsin, then OK. Good smart choice. If you were born in Chicago but root for a team outside because they win, then you’re compensating for some insufficiency in your own life.

      • TheBigCheesy

        You do know that the author of this blog is from the Tri-State area, correct?

        • johnnywad

          Cheesy you gotta be thinking the Pack are in trouble with that D. Aren’t you?

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      last week the entire Packer nation wanted to fire McCarthy and Thompson.

    • bearsfantillend

      Awe a Packer fan, SC Dave will be glad you showed up, i think he was getting lonely being the only Packer Troll around yesterday.

  • GPLDAN

    Asshole Jay in the presser . But what did Chicago expect ?

    • johnnywad

      Who cares?

    • bearsfantillend

      I am fucking glad he is an asshole in the pressers after a loss. He’s fucking pissed off! he should be an asshole. People need to quit worrying about how Jay acts in a fucking press conference. IT DOES NOT MATTER!!!!

  • BillW

    I’m actually willing to give Mel some slack in that the D was definitely improved the first 3 games. Thayer said he should have blitzed and I guess I agree. I realize his thinking was Rodgers would kill us if the blitz is picked up. But he was killing us anyway so why not at least try something different.

    I simply can’t get worked up over the two INTS. They were of the variety that happens to most good QBs (except Rodgers). The first one was forced for sure – but the receiver needs to fight. I think that used to be Johnny Knox’s weakness. The second was clearly on Brandon.

    Rodgers never takes chances – and he never needed to. Guys were so open I really wonder what happened. On one play I saw the safety caught between two receivers. He can’t cover them both.

    I still have concerns about Trestman as a game coach. Three critical errors in my mind. Clock management at the end of the half; not challenging the spot (even though he seemed to be complaining about it) and challenging the turnover. The roughness penalties concern me a bit – it’s a fine line between aggression and being undisciplined. Hopefully not a trend there.

    Jeff is right in saying we may not be a true contender until next year. Certainly there are in contention now but what I mean is being solid enough so a bad game looks like an anomaly and not a sign of weaknesses. I think it’s fair to say trhe defense right now is a weakness.

    I’m impatient for a reason but no one wants to hear that. For those who say I only come on here to whine – you don’t remember me back in the Lovie years when they made the SB and the season beyond. I thought we had a good formula for winning a SB and thought Lovie was a solid head coach. When I realized I was wrong and why I began to see the pattern over the previous coaches since Ditka.

    So maybe I’m jumping to conclusions when I see symptoms of what has failed before. Those observations are not “whining”. Unless you feel that any observation that does not praise the Bears is whining. So rather than conclude this regime will ultimately fail, I will look for signs that they are on a different path.

    • GPLDAN

      I thought you pissed off. That’s what you said .

      • BillW

        And no one is “allowed” back after getting pissed off? Is that one of the rules on this playground?

        One – I’m not a troll. At least not by my understanding of the term. I took EXTREME offense to that. Call me a crabby old man – you may be right. Tell me I whine – I disagree but I see the point. But a TROLL? I’m as much or more of a fan of this team than anyone on this board.

        Two – I expected one of two things in this game and neither happened.. A victory, or a loss due to bad coaching or inexcusable play. What happened in my mind was something I didn’t expect. Weakness on defense that could not be blamed on coaching or mistakes. The personnel we had out there simply were not good enough to stop a very determined and focused Aaron Rodgers. There is no shame in this loss. Plenty of frustration since it keeps on happening. But we simply did not match up with them.

        And so as I said in my too long post in the other thread, I actually have more hope for the team than I did after the Buffalo game. This stuff IS fixable. Need a couple more players on D and it won’t happen this year. This is Mel’s year to show he can teach and scheme and make do with what he has.

        By the way, JoeD has to go. I still believe that. The fact is, as I’ve said and others, EVERY kick in the end zone should be downed. I think JoeD doesn’t want to “give up” like that but it would show better coaching than getting stopped before the 20 nearly every time.

    • WP4Life

      Glad to see you.

      Curious what tell tale signs of a 2 year regime you see as failing …

      • BillW

        At the risk of the wrath of the playground bullies we have around here, I’ll summarize (though when I’ve said this before I get called names I haven’t heard since high school over 40 years ago.)

        Trestman may have had a silent arrogance streak in him. Maybe still does. Based on hanging onto Tucker and Joe D. No D player got any better last year. So they get new assistants and they in fact may be helping. I think a new DC was in order and maybe still is. Certainly a new ST coord is in order.

        Emery missed on McClellin. Concern that he was guessing or hoping. McClellin might end up being a decent LB, and if so the pick is not a bust – but it’s a miss I think.

        Game time decisions by Trestman last year, and still this year, leave me wondering if he can handle the sideline properly. Same thing perhaps this year.

        Possibility that he doesn’t have the toughness to be a HC. There are streaks of undisciplined play that I’m not sure he even addresses. And I heard a story – that may not be true – that he took the team to a swimming pool as a “team building” exercise. Where did he think grown men, football players no less, would find that a valuable and enjoyable experience. We did that to when I helped lead Cub Scout and Indian Guide groups.

        Then Buffalo happened and as one other poster said, it looked like game 17 of the 2013 season and not game 1 of a new season.

        After yesterday though I see the D had too many broken or near broken pieces to fix in a year. In short, they are not nearly as good as I thought they were. Several new players and it’s not realistic to think they all will be good – bound to be a miss in there somewhere and it appears so far to be Houston. We need another year. Maybe Mel is OK. We’ll see. I don’t see where we harm the team getting rid of JoeD even mid-season if things don’t improve. Let his assistant take over – can’t be worse.

        Can Emery draft defense? He made the right call on Fuller over a safety so I think I jumped the gun. And maybe patching the offense was easier than patching the defense.

        So many on here called me out as being a whiner and a troll. At this point I see I need to give them the rest of the year. A lot of winnable games await.

        • CanadaBear

          Bill you and I are about the same age and started watching the Beloved about the same time. I get where you’re coming from but playing the victim doesn’t suit you. Nobody dislikes you personally, they just get tired of the negativity and playing the victim card. Nothing more, nothing less. If you want to stay, great. If you want to go, so be it. Just my 2 cents. Personally I think you add value and should stay. Hell, bearsfantilend and I got off to a horrible start due to some miscommunication on both our parts. We both got over and post to each other a lot now. No matter if you’re George Halas, somebody on here is going to zing you once in a while. Take it with a grain of salt.

        • WP4Life

          Thanks for reply.
          I have opinions but I have an open mind, not static…

          I beleive the game is changing more and more to touch football. So I like trestmans ability with the O. Besides losing over the recent years, it has been painful watching Jay get crushed by sacks in games – giants and prior sf I recall. Now we actually have a team that can score points.

          I was not a cerbral player (hs, college) so maybe thats also why I like trest. I think he approach will win over in the long run, more so than sf harbaugh. I loved ditka back in his days but i think as the game has changed trest Team approach will win out. Here’s to hoping!

          • BillW

            Great point on how the game has changed past the ditka Ryan style. Need to keep that in mind.

            Canada-I respect your comments and constructive observation on how I come across. Thanks

  • wreckinball

    Good summary of a very frustrating game to watch.
    The refs are ruining the game. Anytime a D-back lands a good hit the flag comes out. They have also taken QB protection to an even more ridiculous level which I didn’t think was possible other than not allowing them to be hit at all.
    Its really tiresome watching games where every play has a flag.

  • GPLDAN

    “Packers are 17-4 in the last 21 meetings. This isn’t a rivalry anymore. Stop calling it a rivalry. I don’t know why people continue to use that word, but it doesn’t fit here.” -Patrick Mannelley, on AM radio this morning.

    • wreckinball

      He’s right

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      that’s like saying the Bears can’t win in San Fran because they haven’t done it since 1985. Mannelly is wrong here, sorry.
      The Bears were 38 fucking seconds from knocking off the Packers to go to the playoffs last year. That 17-4 record is from 1994 onwards. Meaningless.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        it’s always a rivalry because they are in the division just like the Vikings and Lions. Every showdown has division implications.
        They’ve also been playing each other the longest I believe, yet another reason why rivalry is applicable. Just because Spiegel has his fat little hooks into him doesn’t mean it’s gospel.

        • BillW

          Of course it’s a rivalry. They’ve been playing each other for nearly 100 years. What is it about the media that makes ex-players turn? Was it not a rivalry in the 80s when the Bears dominated?

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Mannelly is starting to turn already. The Score does that to a man. They turned Lawrence Holmes into a cynical younger black version of Dan Bernstein and the only times that little glimpses of young, fun, enthusiastic Lawrence Holmes comes back is when he’s interviewing someone with a longer resume or Jason Goff, his old Producer and homeboy (good friend) who left the Score as soon as he fucking could.

          • CanadaBear

            I know you are aware that the producers want these guys to be controversial for the sake of ratings. Mannelly is new and trying to keep the bosses happy. I’d cut him some slack this year. Once he gets more comfortable and confident, hopefully he stands on his own two feet and bucks the trend.

      • bearsfantillend

        your math is off. 17-4 is from 2004 on not 1994, 2 games a year for 10 years and a couple playoff games.

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          Thank you for the correction. Still meaningless though. The path to the NFC North and hence the playoffs still means you have to beat teams in your division. Mannelly is still wrong even though I like him.

          • bearsfantillend

            agree totally. it is a rivalry and will always be one.

          • MB30SD

            fuck patrick “i’m trying to be a lach” mannelly.

            Dude, you don’t have to be a dick to have people listen to you. That’s just a turd of a statement.

        • TheBigCheesy

          No, he was right; it’s from 1994. The 17-4 record is IN CHICAGO (one game per year).

          17-4 in Chicago might even be more ridiculous than the lions 23 consecutive losses in Green Bay since 1992.

          It’s obviously still a rivalry because of the remarkable history. But the aaron Rodgers installment is incredibly lopsided. What mannelly said this morning just echoed what jay cutler said a couple of years ago after another loss to Green Bay (it’s not really a rivalry when one team wins everytime)

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    I think we can all agree:
    Ross, fucking kneel it and please let us start at the 20. There is no need to make us start at the 13 every time you try to return it.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Also, I would imagine that Allen would be at risk of not playing this week as well. The guy has lost over 16 pounds on a 265lb frame.

    • I’m no nutritionist, but I imagine Allen had an IV connected to him this whole week, but yeah, let’s hope he comes back.
      We need Ratliff more IMO.

      • MB30SD

        agree… I think. Can I say both?

        • Rodgers was reading his subscription to Vanity Fair back there. No pressure at all.
          Somebody needs to step up.

          • MB30SD

            100%, it was brutal. I posted on the last thread that the lack of rat and allen was THE thing that doomed us. Without pressure, rodgers will eat the seahawks, broncos, and SF d’s alive.

            He’s a HOF QB, maybe the best that’s played since the likes of joe cool/young/brady’s early days/etc… you give him time and he will make a fucking high school receiving corps look like pro bowlers.

            That and tucker probably is who we thought he was. An ok DC who’s Ds don’t really have an identity or any creativity. We need a ryan brother or a williams for DC man. Someone who can design ‘holy shit’ plays, stunts and blitzes to counteract guys like rodgers.

            That and the product the NFL put out there yesterday was disgusting and unacceptable. They should be ashamed what they’ve done to the game with the ‘new style’ of officiating.

          • You know I agree with you on Tucker.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        it’s the physical strength that i’m worried about more than the weight. These guys lift and maintain almost every day to keep their muscle weight up.

  • This is the way I see it.
    Jay and Rodgers went to the free throw line. Shot 10 times.
    Rodgers went 10 for 10
    Jay went 7 for 10 with a few ones that rimmed off, and maybe a possible air ball.

    Jay is a good enough QB to win IF he has a stellar supporting.
    We have that on offense, but not on specials or defense.

    He’s in the Eli/Flacco range EXCEPT he hasn’t proven if he has that “clutch” factor in the playoffs because of lack of opportunity.

    We won’t know if he indeed is an Eli/Flacco until we reach the playoffs a couple of times.

    But with this D and specials and the occasional “Smoking Jay” popping up, it’ll be tough sledding.

    Still hold to my original prognostication that we’re a wild card team (that hopefully gets hot and rides momentum into the playoffs). Then again, I thought we were ready for the next step, so WTF do I know…

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      nice analogy, i’ll improve upon it. Rodgers is historically a great free throw shooter. The Bears decided to then give him an extra large retard rim to make sure that even when he shouldn’t have, he still made all 10.

      • That’s for sure. But Tucker returned the favor.
        We actually had a superior running attack than the Packers, so one might argue that their D was WORSE and made the rim bigger for Cutler.

        There was no D on either side. Hence the free throw analogy.

        I’m not jumping off the bridge like some other fans, but we really have to figure out how to become an opportunistic defense vs good QBs who don’t self destruct.

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          there is only one Rodgers in this league. Rodgers is going to the Hall of Fame. The Bears offensive effort yesterday (despite what you saw on the scoreboard) if duplicated next week will be insane in Carolina. I’m not worried about the O. The D needs Ratliff and Allen back and it needs a Cam Newton to rebound.
          Rodgers is the man but you can see what happens when he plays other D’s. Still awesome but a little more fallible.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            even the smallest amount of physical pressure maybe results in at least one stop? Can we get one fucking stop? one punt? One turnover,a fumble, a tipped pass? Give a brother somethin for gods sake.

          • We didn’t punt either though, which must have sucked for Shady since he picked up O’Donnell Autos this week

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            True, we didn’t punt but our WR’s didn’t have 7yds between them and the defender at all times. They scored a TD on every single drive except for 1 and the last minute blocked FG. That’s fucked up.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Richard Rogers caught a 50yd pass and I shit you not the nearest guy was like 15yards away.

          • MB30SD

            anyone take a guess who that man was?

          • MB30SD

            we did make stops when we needed them most and either fucked it up with bonehead shit, and/or got jobbed and had points handed to the other team.

            Yesterday was ridiculous on so many frustrating infuriating levels.

          • BillW

            We had a stop and then a late hit.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            DJ Williams was in the air as Lacy was still in the air as well so that couldn’t have been the penalty. I think they called it because of the extra mustard he gave him at the very very end of it.

          • CanadaBear

            You give that crew way too much credit. They never met a penalty they didn’t like.

          • Brees and Brady look mortal.
            Cam is Cam. He’s hobbled.
            No one knows what the fuck to expect out of Stafford or Matty Ice. They’re much like Jay, streaky. Might include Romo in there, but the Cowgirls look tougher now than they did before the season started, though that’s assuming DeMarco Murray stays healthy, which he never does.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Brees, Manning and Brady have always been mortal because they don’t have the athleticism of Rodgers. Brees is slightly above average on the road. There only quarterback that could have survived and possibly thrived on this Bears team since 2009 is Rodgers. I’ve been saying that for years on this blog. We are witnessing one of the best fucking quarterbacks in league history.
            With that being said. If you fucking lay a god damn hit on him every so often and get in his face he’s not perfect. There were times yesterday when he had 7 seconds to throw. SEVEN.

  • Trac

    Call it a kwerk of mine guys but im sticking to my story w/the onside kick. I understand your position.

  • CanadaBear

    Just a few observations. I’m REALLY glad I stay off here during games. You guys get so amped up and then turn on each other. Not good. Cutler isn’t as good as Rodgers. Ever. That’s the way it goes. I think the loss is as much on Tucker as anyone. When it was obvious the pass rush wasn’t getting there, why not blitz? A LOT! So what if Rodgers beats it. We weren’t stopping him with the original game plan. Somehow death by Chinese Water Torture is preferable to fucking up and giving up quick scores? We did anyway. FUCK! Will someone that lives in Chicago put out an APB on Lamarr Houston? He was billed as the second coming and he’s not exactly living up to that billing. I have no idea what his stats line is this year but everything must be in single digits. The way Rodgers was dialed in yesterday it would have taken a miracle to beat the Fudge. We were fresh out of miracles. One last thing, we fucked up the clock at the end of the half, Trest doesn’t challenge an obviously horrible spot right in front of him and then blows a time out by challenging something that is automatically reviewed. Very Lovie-like.

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      I stayed off all game because I knew what was going on but jumped on shortly thereafter. I’ll never make that mistake again. I’ll let the smoke clear and show up for practice on Tuesday after the game. I wasted way too much time yesterday trying to type shit into a fucking iPad. I wish I could just send some guys a fucking recorded message. It would be a lot easier and entertaining. Like mini Rev Rants for every post.

      • CanadaBear

        Not trying to be an ass but it’s brutal here on game days when we lose. Hell, it gets contentious sometimes when we win. Other than the trolls, I like almost everyone on the blog. Dave and I are practically separated at birth when it comes to our thoughts on the Bears but I have no idea why he seems to delight in being the blog gadfly when we’re losing. Doesn’t exactly enhance the game day blog experience. Throw in a few trolls, mix in some alcohol and the shit’s on. Oh well. Not trying to be a dick to anyone but it truly is nuts here during the game.

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          I promised myself that i’ll never be on here ever again during or even after a game for at least a day.
          I just don’t see things the way others do I guess and I get super pissed when guys that I expect to be way more intelligent about their analysis come with some of the worst, clichéd, overly simplified antagonistic posts.
          Parts of that game made me really excited for the overall goal which is 9-7 10-6 and the playoffs. Other parts were extremely frustrating and deflating but even those come with the hope of a new game the next week, healthy guys returning, not playing HOF’ers every game, etc.

          • CanadaBear

            No doubt. I’m usually hopeful. I lost my shit after that Buffalo loss but I’m back on an even keel now. We all want the same thing but we all get so agitated by shitty play, shitty calls, bonehead refs, HOF QB polishing his resume during the game, etc.

        • bearsfantillend

          first great word ‘gadfly’
          second I don’t mind being a dick. Dave’s an ass on game days whether winning or losing. He was a troll from the time of kickoff yesterday, as he is most game days.

          • CanadaBear

            I like Dave and think he always has a point. I just don’t get the relentlessly pursuit of trying to be right. Sometimes it’s best to let things go even when you’re correct.

          • bearsfantillend

            agree somewhat – Dave has some valid points through the week, and i don’t mind him through the week. The game day crap is just getting old.

          • WP4Life

            I’m new to posting here. I was too emotional in the game yesterday – My Bad.

            My hatred for GB has just grown over the years. I don’t recall losing to Farve being this painful – to me Brett was tough and I respect that. Rodgers play on the other hand reminds me of p manning – i live in denver…elite but…arrogant, ?

            During game, I came here to vent, support… Being new, I dont know dave but I can tell you when your getting your ass kicked – for me it doesn’t help having someone telling me why they are better as we are getting our ass kicked.

          • CanadaBear

            We all get it. We’re all too invested in the Beloved and get highly agitated when things don’t go well. I don’t have an issue with negative comments and some back and forth but I hate to see us fighting against each other.

    • wreckinball

      I’ll admit I was one of the guilty parties but I was in reaction mode not attack mode.
      A few annoying things:
      1) Just because you make a negative comment , oh lets see, regarding multiple interceptions and zero defense does not mean you are a troll. It means you are actually watching the game. Hard to spin positive on these sort of things. Celebrating the good is great when its good but venting during the bad is also necessary.
      2) You can disagree with someone without labelling them a troll or callilng them various other names.If you don’t like the name calling then don’t start doing it.

  • bearsfantillend

    The refs are making almost all games this year unwatchable, not just Bears games. it has always been said that you could call a holding penalty on the O-line on almost every play, but the refs would only call the obvious ones. Now every play a penalty could be thrown for Defensive holding. Refs need to learn to only call the obvious ones.

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    It would be terrific have a Ryan back to run the Defense here..

  • bearsfantillend

    where was Santonio Holmes yesterday?

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    And I think Tillman absent is heavier than I expected…. nickel defense was a disaster yesterday

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      Frey is having a really tough time starting with last week. Jeremy Kerley from the Jets looked like Randall Cobb/old Greg Jennings/Percy Harvin against the Bears.

    • BillW

      We’re one tru corner short maybe. Again, too many broken pieces to fix in one year. Last year the offense was fixed because we had some pieces already. This year we had next to nothing and even our Pro Bowl players had age / health concerns. It’s going to be a rough ride unless someone unexpectedly steps up.

      • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

        agree, needs are everywhere. but we can still have 2 pro bowl in secundary but If we can´t hit Rodgers…. that was the main reason of being beaten….

    • We never should have let Bowman go.
      Easily could have moved him to the outside. Keep Jennings in nickle.
      Leave Fuller outside.

      Instead, we kept Hayden.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        Bowman was a solid backup option. Left over pennies (comparatively speaking of course)

  • WP4Life

    Here is APB on Houston:
    2014 Regular Season tackles Total 3: 1 solo 2asst

    Sack 0.0

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13277/lamarr-houston

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      In my opinion he needs to be playing tackle when Allen gets back. Young and Allen at DE, Houston at DT. That worked against the Jets.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Better Offense Prevails: Rapid Fire Recap of the Packers Beating the Bears

    I have nothing to add and nothing to argue.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    alright boys, see you on Thursday. I need a blog break. Love ya!

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    No pressure on the quarterback in the NFL = getting your ass kicked.
    Every. Single. Time.

    That being said, that was the most singularly incompetent crew of officials ever…and that’s including the bizarre hands to the face on Peppers. Just awful.
    No Soup-er bowl work for that bunch of clowns.

  • Trac

    New rant, I mean thread.

  • Scott W.

    I don’t know about “The Better Offense Prevails” title Mr. Hughes. More accurately, I think the lesser defense failed.
    If you’d like to argue that Rodgers is better than Cutler overall, fine. But side to side, our offense overall is better.

  • ed

    complaining about the refs when they were blown out on the score board is ridiculous. Both teams were effected. The hold call on the FG by Bostic was correct and if you go back and look at it over and over, it wont change. He wrapped his arms around the lineman PERIOD….you dont see that??? geez….both teams had questionable calls against them….Peppers mirage hands to the face, Mundy’s so called roughing….remember this, the Bears were penalized less than the packers….so quit already with the refs…geez.

    • Big Mike

      I believe the officiating was horrid across the board. With that said, the plays they missed had a greater impact on the Bears. All penalties and penalty yards are not created equal.

      • Scott W.

        Yup. Good call.

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