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Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons Game Preview

| October 9th, 2014

There are a lot of reasons not to like the Chicago Bears after their disastrous fourth quarter in North Carolina. There are a lot of reasons to think the media/fan negativity is entirely warranted. This team may continue struggling to mount drives. They may continue to make horrible special teams errors. They may continue giving up yardage in huge chunks. So with that…

Why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?

I always like the Chicago Bears.

IN ELEVEN QUESTIONS…

(1) Having seen the success the Panthers had late, will Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan continue his attempts to compensate for his ineffective front four by utilizing extra personnel to pressure Cutler? Against the Giants, this left gaping holes in the middle of the field and Eli Manning dissected the Falcons. Expect Matt Forte to settle underneath the Falcons secondary and provide check downs for Cutler all afternoon.

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(2) Can Desmond Trufant recover from his dismal performance against the Giants with the wide receiver talent increasing Sunday? Trufant is constantly left on an island with receivers, specifically in the red zone. If I am Jay Cutler this is a week to unleash the vertical passing game and allow Marshall and Jeffery to make plays even when they seem to be covered.

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(3) Do the Bears have any hope of stopping Julio Jones? The answer is unequivocally no. The Falcons line up  Jones everywhere and run him on as creative an array of routes as you’ll see designed for a premier wide receiver. He’ll run a go from one side, a slant from the other and a shallow cross from the slot on three consecutive plays. Will the Bears deploy Kyle Fuller on Jones for the entirety of the game? Doubtful. Jones is too good to isolate in man over the full sixty minutes. I’m having a hard time not envisioning a 10-catch, 140 yard performance.

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(4) The shame of the Panthers punt “return” touchdown was it overshadowed just how good a punt it was from Pat O’Donnell. O’Donnell is turning into a weapon for the Bears but will Marc Trestman even entertain the idea of punting to Devin Hester? If he does, if Devin Hester fields a punt, I might be motivated to write a “Fire Trestman” column on my train ride back from New Haven, Connecticut Sunday night out of pure rage. High punts to the sideline. Kick offs out the back of the end zone. Next.

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(5) One thing that surprised me when watching Falcons tape is how often they want to pound the ball into the end zone with Steven Jackson when they get deep. Will the Bears be able to keep their discipline and look run with those receiving weapons looming down around the goal line? Ryan is one of the league’s most productive and accurate passers in the red zone. Their strength in the run game down there is a big reason why.

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(6) When you watch the Falcons now, they remind you of the Saints. That is never more evident then in their dynamic screen game. Will the Bears be prepared to keep up with their speedy, versatile backs in coverage? When Lance Briggs sees Devonta Freeman or Antone Smith on the field he better make sure all eleven defenders are aware of them once the ball is snapped.

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(7) The Giants pass rush came alive and chased Matt Ryan from the pocket endlessly. (Falcons offensive line is a shambles right now.) Will the Bears pass rush do the same? If they don’t, Ryan will rip their secondary apart.

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(8) Falcons have only four sacks on the season but Osi Umenyiora showed signs of coming alive against the Giants. (That sentence still feels odd to me.) Who doesn’t remember Osi and Justin Tuck teeing off on Jay Cutler in the Meadowlands in 2010? Can Ola handle Osi? I don’t expect it to be a man-to-man battle for too long but Ola will have to win physically at some point.

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 (9) Another surprise watching the Giants/Falcons tape. The Giants offensive line – the entirety of the Giants offensive line – pushed around the Falcons front. Rashad Jennings gashed the Falcons straight up the gut and seemed to have most of his success attacking the right side of the Falcons rush, where Umenyiora seems to strictly line up. With the Falcons scoring a zillion points every time they play in Atlanta, can the Bears rushing attack limit their possessions and keep the ball out of Ryan’s hands?

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(10) Safety discipline is going to be a massive factor Sunday for both teams. Can the Bears safeties play with discipline? They will be tested several times by Devin Hester running a go route. They must take proper angles to Jones and White when they catch the mid-level slant. They must be aware and tackle in the screen game. When Matt Ryan drops deep in the pocket he wants to hit home runs.

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(11) The complaint used to be Jay Cutler over-targeted Brandon Marshall. Now Marshall’s complaint is he’s not seeing enough of the ball, presumably because he is being schemed out of the offense by Marc Trestman. If Trestman is actually scheming Marshall out of the offense it is very, very silly. Will the Bears make sure their best offensive player has an impact Sunday?

FINAL SCORE PREDICTION

Falcons score. They score a lot. But the Bears are desperate for a win and Jay Cutler gets it done in a shootout. Brandon Marshall catches 10 passes for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Chicago Bears 34, Atlanta Falcons 33

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  • GPLDAN

    Thirty-four to Thirty-three
    makes me say tee hee
    though I may wish it to be
    it is four touchdowns i cannot see
    I fear the Falcons will wee
    all over the Bears Season.

    First Yo

    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      The First Yo comment reminded me that I just started breaking bad all over again. Love that show.

  • Viva

    Waffle 46
    Falcons 23
    We’re going into their house and pissing in their Cheerios.

  • BillW

    All my responses in the prior thread are for naught. Or not. Or knot.

    New thread. Same bold prediction. Jeffs record same as bears. Now I get it.

    Stop throwing those damn interceptions Jeff!

    Doc – I wish you peace. If not now then someday soon..

    I actually like you guys. Not ready to pick out curtains but you know…

    • wreckinball

      Kirwan and Miller on NFL radio computed that Jay is averaging 1.5 turnovers per game in his career That is the key good Jay or bad Jay

    • DaBearsBlog

      Well I have picked them to win every game since 2005. So I’ve been wrong quite a bit.

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        Is that the year you started da blog, Jefe? I was trying to remember when I started. It’s gotta be getting close to ten years at this point.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          It’s been a long, long, long time.

  • wreckinball

    This is a no fucking idea prediction. Will the Bears pull it out against all odds like they did against SF or sick up a fart like the dud in Carolina .

    The Bears are completely unpredictable

  • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

    Just wanted to say thanks to all the brothers on the lady thread. Like Dave said…a brotherhood. Yup.

    You’ll all be happy to hear that when I got home today I had a hot yummy healthy home cooked meal waiting for me. A dresser full of clean clothes too.

    I’m sorry for exploding my baggage all over the board. I’m hoping I’m making too big a deal of things and just having a rough week. Maybe, t’will all be okay.

    You guys rock though. For realsy real. Huntin, I really loved your response. If only I could say what you said without it coming out all ragey.

    • SC Dave

      Best of luck, and patience, and whatever else you and your family needs, Doc.

      Most sincerely.

    • BillW

      Don’t apologize. I sense it was good for your soul to get it out. Wishing you peace!

    • Trac

      Start compiling your new spreadsheet today Doc. Scientific data may be needed to support your future claims. lol.

    • CanadaBear

      Doc I don’t know if you saw my last post to you yesterday. It was about talking to a good divorce lawyer so you would know what your financial situation would be post divorce. If things go off the rails again (hope not) it would give you a realistic idea of your financial life as a single man. I’ve got a couple of friends that made good money but post divorce were living in pretty shabby conditions due to no money. Being single isn’t all that if you’re broke and living in a shitty apt. Really glad you had nice surprise when you got home. Hope this is the start of a new chapter for you and your Honey Bunny!

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        I did see that. Thanks man. I don’t see how our family could afford to live in two separate domiciles in the Seattle area. We can barely make it now. I think I’d have to opt for the van down by the river. And it wouldn’t be the first time.

        P.S. When will you arrive with the bourbon?

        • CanadaBear

          Doc if you want to get together let me know. Being retired, I seem to have some free time on my hands. BOO-YAH! All kidding aside, it would be great to meet you either on the Island or in Seattle. And yes, I’d be happy to buy you a bottle of bourbon.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            If the bears meet the Hawks in the playoffs, we have to make that happen. If not, we’ll figure something else out sometime. I’d love to bring the fam up North.

          • CanadaBear

            Cool. Not sure how long it would take to get from your place to Nanaimo. Typically you waste about half a day fucking around with the ferry. The actual ferry ride from Vancouver is about 2 hours but all the waiting in line to get on the ferry and unloading the ferry takes a while. The Island in the spring is beautiful and in the summer there are all sorts of music festivals, art and craft festivals, etc. So far, Island living agrees with me.

    • Sactowns#1

      I’m sure it was cathartic and we’re always happy to listen. I would share my lady troubles but they are WAY too crazy.

  • I don’t want to see many zone coverages from the Bears. Matt Ryan will destroy them. Man up with safeties having zone help over the top. Gonna have to stop the run with the front 6 (nickel look), but that’s ok. Steven Jackson is slower than Eddie Lacy and not nearly as powerful.

    I am terrified of Atlanta’s role players. Antone Smith and Devin Hester have 9 20+ yards plays and 6 TDs on 33 touches this year. That’s insane.

    Julio Jones is easily the best WR in the NFL right now. Put Kyle Fuller on him with a S over the top on every single fucking play. Make somebody else beat you (Jones has more catches and yards than Atlanta’s next 2 WRs combined).

  • Atlanta has scored 37 and 54 in their two home games. If Chicago is going to win this game, the offense needs to explode.

    Atlanta has probably the least defensive talent of any team in the NFL. If there’s ever a team your supposedly top-shelf offense should beat the shit out of, it’s Atlanta.

    Get it done, Bears.

  • Trac

    Our strengths on offense by rank for the Falcon game are as follows:

    1: Matt Forte-Look for a heavy workload by Mattay this week.
    2. Alshon – He will be the most targeted WR this week.
    3. Marshall- Brandon will also have an impact but I don’t see him outshining Alshon on Sunday.
    4. Bennett- He is going to be our key to success in the redzone against the Falcons.
    5. If Cutty tones it down and finds the open recievers, he will have a success early and often, if he tries
    to force his throws, none of the above will matter.
    6. Murph stirring up the Bears faithful in the stands is a must. You go boy!

  • BillW

    This is a “heart” game in my opinion. Enough with excuses (or reasons) and the “it’s just one game” attitude. Time to man up and win.

  • MB30SD

    Chicago Bears by 14

    That is all.

    • GPLDAN

      They’ll have to score 63 points to win by 14.

      • MB30SD

        come on maings. Any given sunday… just ask the bungles.

    • Trac

      Remember now, no light bulbs on Saturday. Mmmkay?

  • Big Mike

    Cutler. That’s it. Defense is ahead of schedule. Sure, better would be better. Offense… WTF are these guys? Getting their asses kicked in the second half two weeks in a row. Man up, or shut up and be an 8-8 squad.

    • BillW

      “Better would be better”. That’s a great bumper sticker or t-shirt. You need to copyright that.

      • Big Mike

        We see a lot of well intentioned comments that state the obvious. We need better this, better that. It just struck me to say of course. Better is better. I’ve been bullish on Cutler his whole career, I’m thinking about short selling. He’s just not met expectations this year. Waiting on the break out game from Cutty and the offense. Not just getting by, but like “whoa, damn, where did that come from”. Or at least put a whole game together. When it was 21-7 I thought we were there. I thought we’d see a 38 -17 win.

        • BillW

          My response was a light hearted comment – if came out sarcastic I apologize.

          • Big Mike

            No way. I was just telling you what motivated the saying. I’m one of the well intentioned commenters. Last week, I believe I penned the doozy, We need more sacks.

  • MB30SD

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/crime/2014/10/08/ac-pkg-candiotti-smashed-window-officer-prior-incidents.cnn.html

    This is bullshit and they took it waaaaay too far and should be disciplined, but dude. be polite, shut up, answer the questions you’re asked, do what they say… and guess what, they won’t smash your window and pull you out of your car.

    It seems pretty simple to me. what am I missing?

    • Trac

      Yes, with the police always acting stupidly and living in a nation of cowards, one can never be too safe. Seriously though, if the race baiters and elected officials keep lying to the black citizens of this Country, then you get this. I think the toughest job nowaday’s is to be a cop. Wouldn’t want that job for all the tea in China.

    • Trac
      • Scott W.

        Yeah man. Helluva job to have these days.

    • CanadaBear

      On the flip side, Wendell Pierce (Treme and Ray Donovan) just told a story about being pulled over on a crazy hot day in the South recently. He had his family in the car, windows rolled up and the AC on. Cop pulls him over and yells at him to get out of the car (according to the cop). The cop was still in his car. Wendell can’t hear him due to the AC/windows up. Next thing you know the cop has his gun drawn and is pulling Wendell out of the car threatening to kill him basically for being black and speeding. Once the cop calms down Wendell asked him why didn’t he use his outside speaker to get his attention. Cop didn’t like that but eventually he wrote him a ticket and left. Not saying the cop is prejudiced but this happens all the time to minorities. I had numerous friends growing up that became cops. I’m a back the badge kinda guy but for fuck’s sake not every person of color wants to kill cops.

      • MB30SD

        Totally agree, but in this situation if they would have just complied this wouldn’t have happened

        • CanadaBear

          You never know MB. The guy that broke the window and tazed him has had charges brought against him a few times. Needless to say the cop has some issues. Not to mention, for the most part getting a ticket for no seat belts is usually an add-on ticket. Usually you don’t get pulled over for no seat belt. If you get pulled over for something else they are more than happy to add-on. No doubt they were both stupid for not wearing seat belts. It would be interesting to know the guy riding shotgun’s story. If he has had other run-ins with cops over nothing. If he has, I understand his reluctance to get out of the car.

          When I was young and had really long hair, I got rousted by the cops a few times. Total bullshit stuff. Pull you over, make everyone get out, check ID’s, get insulted for a few minutes trying to bait you into doing something stupid, push you around a little bit and then, out of the goodness of their hearts, let us go. Of course they had nothing but they were still doing us a huge favor to let us go.

          • bearsfantillend

            i’ve been pulled over a couple times because i was not wearing a seat belt. it is usually an add on ticket but they can and will pull you over just for it.

          • MB30SD

            dude, why are you being pulled over so much?!?!

            Dodgy!

          • bearsfantillend

            Besides a couple seat belt tickets, I haven’t gotten a ticket in 10 yrs, but i get pulled over 4-5 times a year. I used to own a bar and a lot of the cops would come and drink, I always gave them a bunch of crap when they were there so its probably entertaining/payback for them to pull me over. A couple of the cops are my friends and they pull me over just to be dicks, one of them pulled me over in front of my church on a Sunday morning when mass was just letting out, he made me do a field sobriety test- btw i had a couple bloody marys for breakfast so i was glad i passed. That was fun trying to explain to everyone.

          • MB30SD

            like I said…. dodgy! haha

        • bearsfantillend

          i’ve been pulled over a lot in my life, usually very calm situations when dealing with the cops, however once i was with a buddy of mine, he was driving(he’s black) and we got pulled over one afternoon. 1st thing i noticed is that the attitude of the cop was a lot more serious and even confrontational on the part of the cop. the car had a tail light out and the cops seemed to treat the whole situation as if we were a car full of terrorists. The whole situation just blew my mind. it reminded me of Chappelle’s stand up skit.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyYDt99f1Gk

          • MB30SD

            Oh, I have no doubt these meatheads treat black guys, mexican guys, asian guys (in certain nhoods) MUCH differently.

            My argument is why fucking tempt fate and fuck with them?! Just be totally polite and do exactly what they say (if it’s within their rights).

            THey obviously saw they were being video taped and felt like they were following their rules (laws) even while being recorded.

            Basically, don’t fucking stick your hand in a lion’s cage holding a raw steak, stay outside of the cage and throw it in.

          • Cormonster

            My brother-in-laws Dad was a detective for over 30 years. He received his training at a special FBI school back in the 60’s. Before he passed away, he bitched to me several times about modern strong arm policing tactics and training. He was a right-winger, but he hated the direction that police departments are taking in regards to their mission, from protect and serve to enforcement, intimidation, and revenue generation. Modern police departments have no respect for people’s rights, and way too many cops are thugs.

          • MB30SD

            Agree with this. Meatheads with a power trip. Sadly the good ones have to do a Thankless dangerous job and get lumped in with the idiots

          • MichiganBearFan

            Grew up in Elmhurst. Never met a good cop. Meatheads with attitudes fits them to a tee. As my father told me long ago, don’t mess with cops because they can shoot you and get away with it.

    • Scott W.

      It is simple. Just do what’s asked, 99.99% of the time, everyone is fine.

      • MB30SD

        When dealing with the po po… 100% right.

      • Trac

        Are we really at the point in this nation where the police have to beg citizens to comply?

        • Scott W.

          I think we’ve nearly reached a point where unless a cop is shot, he will be villified in the press for drawing his weapon.
          People watch too much TV.

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          Before capping them? Yeah, I dunno, seems like a fair expectation.

          • Trac

            You and my sister must have had the same college professor. Lol

      • SC Dave

        Seems your position has some other support…

        https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=575727099190133

        • Scott W.

          Hilarious! Thanks Dave. I sent that out to everyone I know after watching it.

    • SC Dave

      Granted, it seems this cop is a nutcase, but then there is this…

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=575727099190133

  • Scott W.

    God. 49 years now, cheering the Bears. I admit, yesterday’s rant on the previous thread was sheer stupidity. Written out of boredom.
    Great QB’s are very hard to find, I know. Cutler has some talent, but so does Matt Ryan, Stafford, Rivers, et al. List goes on, along with the reasons they never make it to the top.
    If Jeff’s 2015 prediction is right, that happens in my 50th year. I came within a gnat’s breath of opting out this year. Feels like I’m just plugging through another predictably disappointing season, wrought with excuses and explanations.
    I do hope year 50 is what Jeff says it will be.

  • Bears-4-Ever

    I have zero good vibes about this game…watching the Hester video was, as always impressive, I was grateful to see most of those and 3 in person. But it was kinda sad seeing him in a different jersey at the end. Our Special Teams on the Rocks doesn’t help knowing we are kicking vs. Hester. If we kick just one receivable ball to him then our coaches have failed.

    I hope we can pull off a win in Atlanta, it’s going to be very tough.

    Atlanta – 31
    Bears – 17

    PROVE ME WRONG BEARS!

    BeAr DoWn!!!

    • BillW

      Yes – this is a very lose-able game but should give us an indication of the team’s makeup. The offense needs to play mistake free – no presnap penalties, dumb INTs, fumbles etc. Execute each drive as though they will lead to the winning points. That’s all we can ask.

      On defense – I’m afraid we don ‘t have the talent to keep up. Have to hold them under 30 somehow. Is a pass rush too much to ask for in game 6?

      Specials will be a joke. I wonder why teams kick to the end zone for us? I hope we take a knee every time they do.

      And don’t kick to Hester. I hope O’D has been practicing his 35-40 yard punts straight out of bounds.

      Hey – maybe we won’t even need to punt Sunday!

      • BillW

        Hester is averaging a very respectable 7.5 yds per punt returns OTHER than the 62 yd TD. He only has 7 returns total outside of that one. Of those 7, only one went for more than 20 yds (but less than 40 by the NFL stat summary I’m seeing. If he wasn’t Hester, I’d say kick to him.

        But he is.

        • CanadaBear

          He had another long one (between 20-40 yds) called back due to penalties. If we kick to him, we get what we deserve.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Now we know how all those other teams felt all those years. Man, it felt so good to know teams had that conundrum on their hands. Especially in 06 and 07. Sucks to be on the other side.

          • Scott W.

            Yeah. It does. And he’s going to want one in this game. Badly. Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see some return play designed to get it to him whether we kick to him or not.

          • SC Dave

            It was the best thing about the bears in a long time

      • SC Dave

        Fuck that. 45-60 yard punts, straight out of bounds

    • Shady
      • MB30SD

        Let’s. Fucking. Do. This. SHIT!!!

        Bears by 2

        (TfuckingDs that is… bitches!)

    • Trac

      Hester has hammy issa’s. His status is questionable.

  • GPLDAN

    The Bears aren’t well suited to turf and indoor track meets.

    They are missing Bostic.
    They are contemplating self downgrading by having Garza take DLPs spot.
    Bushrod is still MIA
    and Chicken Dinner is still out.
    Rat and Conte practiced this week, but will probably re-concuss after the first series.

    Falcons – 41
    Bears – 10

    • MB30SD

      wow man. you are dooooooooown on our boys huh?

      Personally, I’m going to wait and see how it all ends up before running a warm bath and putting on my towel turban

      • GPLDAN

        I will go 31-10 and call it the luck of the Murph factor at play.

        Who knows, if we win, I could see the Falcons head coach pull a Dennis Green. “they are who we thought they were!” and then Murph can say he was there.

        • MB30SD

          we win by two tds. Just that simple. Fuck the falcons, and fuck atlanta.

          And while I’m at it, fuck devin ‘just collecting a check’ hester.

          14 pts my maingses. Book it.

          • GPLDAN

            You should book it. If you give Vegas 14, they will give you 40-1.

            Turn the kids college money into Lambo Huracan money.

          • MB30SD

            Hahahaha… I’m not a gambler maing. Just don’t git it. I’d much rather spend the money on hookers, coke, and midgets… but without the coke (or midgets… or hookers for that matter)

    • BerwynBomber

      The Falcons D is going to hold us to 10? Huh? I’ve always been, at best, lukewarm on Cutler over the years but he’s definitely more than a game manager (or less, at times, depending upon your view) and can put points on the board. We should score, at bare MINIMUM, three O touchdowns on these guys. The Falcons D is worse than GB’s and Carolina’s.

    • SC Dave

      I know many think that DLP is playing better than Garza was, and that is likely true. But maybe Garz brings some of that heart we’ve been missing?

  • TheBigCheesy

    “I don’t think Bears fans quite grasp the impact of Charles Tillman’s injury. Biggest hole on Bears has been 3rd guy in coverage.”

    -@DaBearsBlog:disqus

    I think Bears fans know the injury was inevitable. If Phil Emery was counting on Charles Tillman playing 16 games this year, then he has seriously fucked up.

    • GPLDAN

      He did fuck up.

      How much of a downgrade is David Bass over Jared Allen? I would argue none.

      Allen’s money could have been used for a FA corner or safety, and been much better spent. Allen has been money shitted away. Keeping Pep would have been better than that, and Pep was so done with Chicago.

      • BillW

        I’d like to see Allen back to his playing weight and strength before I say that. Clearly not 100% last week and probably not the week before he sat out (I read he was coming down with it during the Jet’s game.)

        Sometimes you simply roll the dice and hope to get lucky. That;s what GB did with Peppers, and the fans are all aglow because he caught a tipped pass while being out of position.

        So maybe Allen will get a sack after Ryan falls over his own feet.

      • TheBigCheesy

        I might be wrong but, wasn’t Allen for Peppers almost a straight switch? I mean, obviously Peppers was going to make more money than Allen is making right now. But cutting Peppers mean you are still paying a portion of his salary. Plus you are paying Allen on top of that. Right?

        So what is the breakdown?

        Alternative: Pay Julius 18M
        Reality: Pay Allen $10M plus Julius $5M

        Is that close to what it came out to (for 2014)?

    • SC Dave

      Two words to that. Kyle Fuller

      • TheBigCheesy

        Isiah Frey?

  • AlbertInTucson

    More questions cropping up than answers, I fear.

  • GPLDAN

    Houston, if you look back at his Raiders stats, grades very high as a run defender and lower tier as a end. He’s more effective playing 3tech than as an edge rusher.

    So what do we do? Mostly keep him out of 3tech situations. Sutton is playing well, but this and Allen’s non production kind of piss me off – classic story of Bears getting a vet free agent and then not deploying them correctly.

    Bring back Michael Haynes. Shit.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!
    • MB30SD

      THEEECE!

      What the fuck happened to the DBB I use to know…. oh, we’re afraid to get in trouble waffle…

      Matty ICE?????????

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!
        • MB30SD

          grievous injury?

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            is there any other kind?

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            I want a leg bone to come out.

          • MB30SD

            hey man, I had that one. I don’t wish that on anyone… cept maybe jerry angelo.

          • Trac

            Bad MB. Hahaha

          • MB30SD

            good point

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        He’s a dead man

      • Trac

        What happened? We all fell asleep waiting for the Bears to be good. How many years now?

    • GPLDAN

      RIP Harold.

      You created the greatest comedy in American Cinematic History, and placed at least 3 films in the Top 15. You are Chicago’s own man from when giants roamed the Earth.

      • GPLDAN

        Aaaaaaaarrrrmy training, sir

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wZ39aAhokQ

        • Trac

          Mexican beggar to Robert Duvall, “Give me a dollar and watch me cut myself”, Robert Duval reaches into his pocket and says, “I’ll tell you what, here’s a fiver now go cut ya damn throat”.

          A Night in Ole Mexico

      • MB30SD

        while we’re at it, I have to throw Fletch out as one of my favorite movies of all time and probably THEE most quotable movie behind caddyshack.

        “Hey a picture of you and tommy lasorda… I hate tommy lasorda!”

  • bearsfantillend

    Seriously is AP stupid, with all the shit that is going on with him, he decides to smoke weed and then gets busted for it on a drug test..

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/10/09/report-peterson-could-be-arrested-for-violating-bond/

    • MB30SD

      wow, just wow.

      the simple answer is quite obviously… yes.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        I bet he’d really go for an orange peanut right about now.
        What a mouth-breather.

        • MB30SD

          Ahhhhhhh!!!! Look at youuuu!!!!!

          Eggroll… I wish I had a breeze runnin’ down my leg.

    • Trac

      Don’t miss his feature in “where are they now” 5 years down the road.

    • SC Dave

      Well, he still has his $1.0e8 For now, anyway.

  • Shady
    • MB30SD

      Omfg. Why is he (and you) tormenting me?!?!?!

      Whhhhyyyyyy!?!?

      • GPLDAN

        If you find out that many of your favorite Bears over the years beat their kids and wives how will you feel about that?

        It should be interesting to see Jeff’s take on this.

        Lots if rich Wall Street types are unbelievable psychopaths and weirdos. Bill Gross just went partial loon. It’s everywhere but watching how quick the Bears went into denial mode was interesting

        • MB30SD

          I don’t know man. part of me feels like it’s darwin and the law’s problem, not the nfl.

          How does he know? does the nfl have proof? From where?

          Seems like angelo is just drumming up press for himself. and what good does it do now. fuck that guy, if he was worth a shit, he would have risked his ridiculous salary to say something. cunt.

    • GPLDAN

      Iron Mike came out tonight and called Jerry a coward and a loon.

      That means Jerry was probably telling the truth

      • Shady

        Of course he was telling the truth, he’s just doing it for self promotion and to MAYBE not feel so shitty about himself as a human being. I’m not impressed. Ditka is out of his fucking mind.

      • MB30SD

        fuck jerry angelo and anything that pos says. He’s not only a total buffoon, but a coward. asswipe.

  • RenoBear

    So I’m watching the hawks game and just as intermission ends , they have their ‘stat tuned for updates after the game’ and one of the billet points is ‘Wannstedt breaks down the Bears’ !!!! Are you fucking kidding me??? Why on earth is this clown still associated with us it fucking kills me …

    • Cormonster

      Mully and Hanley have a weekly segment with Wanny. I try to avoid those podcasts.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Speaking of Loons…

    Today, the police arrested the guy who was shining a laser pointer at Bills players at Ford Field during the Lions game on Sunday.

    Seems this mental midget was bragging about doing it on his social media.

    I figure the arrest had to go something like this:

    Cops: Knock, Knock.

    Laser Boy: “Who’s there?”

    Cops: “Yore.”

    Laser Boy: “Yore, who?”

    (Door slams Laser Boy right in the kisser as the Cops kick it open)

    Cops: “YOUR under arrest, moron!”

  • AlbertInTucson

    Oops. WATT happened there?

    • Cormonster

      Watt was awesome in college, but he’s taken it to another level in the pros. If only he played out his senior year at Wisconsin, with Russell Wilson at QB. I think the Badgers would have been national champs.

      • AlbertInTucson

        What a force.

        • Cormonster

          Another game changing play by the officials. I am getting perilously close to dropping the NFL like I did with the NBA and baseball. It make take a year or two, but when I hit my breaking point, I am done for good. I LOVE the NFL more than any other sport, but the officiating is ruining the game for me. If they don’t clean up this mess soon, I’m done.

          • AlbertInTucson

            They have to make PI reviewable AND they need to STOP making it a spot foul beyond 15 yards. The concept of 20, 30 and 40 yard penalties in addition to all the other advantages given to offenses is ludicrous.

          • Cormonster

            Agree 100%.

  • bearsfantillend

    I love Ryan Fitzpatrick’s beard. I am jealous

    • MB30SD

      me too. I could grow one that burly, but it would be black and gray… and the airlines would cavity search me every flight.

      My peeps do come from the same place as…. them afterall.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Mike Carey is a clown.

    • Cormonster

      He was a good referee, but totally wrong on his last opinion of the fumble.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        He’s installed as a lubricant to try to ease the ref fucking we endure and proceeds to clown himself within 3 seconds of the play.

        Thank god texans dropped that pick six or else I don’t win that bet tonight. Luck tried to give it away but refs and texans be like, “naw, we good”

        • Cormonster

          That was ridiculous. He should have changed his opinion after seeing the replay. As I stated below, the officiating is driving me crazy. Not even sure what the rules are anymore.

          The Bears got called for two “blindside” blocks last week. Never seen or heard that called a penalty in my lifetime. Cam did the exact same thing to Briggs and it was considered a great play. Bostic was called for holding two weeks ago against GB on a fucking FG! Can’t remember ever seeing that called before unless a block was on. DJ Williams got called for “piling on” against GB on a crucial 3rd down stop. Never seen or heard that call before. In the Seattle vs Redskins game, I seen a TD called back for a personal foul for “hitting a player while on the ground”. Never seen or heard that called before. I always called that a pancake block and considered it a great play by an OL. I have no clue what the rules are anymore.

          I don’t even cheer right away after a TD or big play anymore. I wait until I see that no flags are on the field, because one in three big plays will surely have a yellow flag on the field. THAT is killing the game for me. My first reaction is not to cheer or go nuts, but to look for flags, then clap afterwards.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Watching Percy Harvin get 3 tds called back on penalties was surreal

          • AlbertInTucson

            I am now always looking for a flag first when the Bears do anything good.

        • MB30SD

          you mad bro?

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Completely happy. Blackhawks win, the Thursday night nfl game doubled my bankroll and we are one step closer to Atlanta.
            Luck is a talented young man but the narrative is much different if that texans linebacker takes that pass to the house and the refs don’t call the 2nd worst pass interference call ever on the texans on 3rd and 10. I played a hunch that the colts would start fast and even though the nfl refs were a joke the game was very entertaining.

      • AlbertInTucson

        I do not know what he was looking at. That was a catch.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Hawks tie it in the 3rd and win it in a shoot out.

  • MB30SD

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    I still wonder just how healthy Jeffery and Marshall actually are & how much that is influencing Bears lack of vertical passing game.”

    It’s ok jeff, I won’t call you out for plagiarism. It is the sincerest form of flattery after all.

    semicolon….. close parenthesis.

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