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Chicago Bears at New York Jets Game Preview

| September 18th, 2014

Jonathan Hughes is a die hard New York Jets fan. On Sunday, as the Jets sprinted ahead of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, I sent him a text message.

Jeff: J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!

Jon: Best start in ten years. Both sides of ball.

I haven’t spoken to Jon since.

Now the Bears travel to the New Jersey swamplands, in the shadows of my hometown, smells that define my childhood, air pollution that will inevitably land me at Sloan Kettering.

Why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?

I always like the Chicago Bears.

WHY ELSE?

  • Jets may field their worst collection of corners in recent memory. Antonio Allen vs. Alshon Jeffery? Self-proclaimed great corner but actually terrible player Dee Milliner vs. Brandon Marshall? Hell, Darrin Walls or Kyle Wilson will struggle with a motivated Santonio Holmes. (Not to mention Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte will be a nightmare for the Jets in the passing game.) Once the Packers realized the Jets had no chance to cover their wide receivers they went on the attack and were borderline unstoppable. If I’m the Bears my approach from the onset is getting the ball in the hands of the weapons on the outside and forcing the Jets corners to make plays.
  • Jets will approach this game by believing they can run the football right up the gut of the Bears defense – especially if Jeremiah Ratliff is inactive with a concussion –  and they’ll give that game plan ample time. Chris Johnson was their high profile acquisition this off-season but Chris Ivory has been the far more productive back and I expect them to test Jon Bostic’s gap discipline all night long. Bears had a few breaks Sunday night, causing their run defense to look better than it actually was.
  • Rex Ryan is considered by many to be the most dynamic blitz schemer in the NFL and I don’t have the time or wherewithal to dispute that opinion. You know they’re coming. And you know they’re coming from every direction. But when Ryan blitzes he often either (a) leaves his corners on an island or (b) puts his safeties (Dawan Landry, Calvin Pryor) in the uncomfortable position of either defending over the top or covering tight ends they have business being matched up against. When Ryan’s group doesn’t hit Cutler, Cutler will rip them to shreds.

  • Here’s a player to be concerned about: Jeremy Kerley. Kerley is a natural slot receiver and a big-play target for Geno Smith. (Ignore his stats to this point. Kerley should have two more touchdowns and about sixty more yards.)  It seems the Bears are sliding Tim Jennings back outside and bringing Isaiah Frey off the practice squad to play the slot. Couple that with a possibly ailing Chris Conte replaced by Brock Vereen and the Bears may find themselves susceptible to what I believe is the Jets scariest outside weapon. (And yes he’s scarier than Eric Decker. I’ve watched every snap of Jets football this season. Decker is a pedestrian “number one” nursing a hamstring injury.)
  • My theory on the 2014 season is that penalty yards are going to be one of the most telling statistics. If games continue to be called as they have been, PY could start to challenge turnovers at the top of the totem. The Bears have been penalized for 101 yards over two games – a great many of those on special teams. The Jets have been penalized for 187 yards – many of those coming from lapses in player discipline and struggles in the secondary. An 86-yard discrepancy in penalty yards over two weeks is severe.

A THOUGHT ON MEL TUCKER

Early in the week I mentioned some information on Twitter. The Bears have gone into the half of both their games this season down 17-7. In both of those contests they allowed only three second half points. Three. For years Bears fans ripped Lovie Smith for his failure to make halftime adjustments. Shouldn’t defensive coordinator Mel Tucker be celebrated for these dramatic turnarounds?

And while I understand Tucker and the organization built a wonderful defensive coaching staff, Tucker still receives credit for the seeming improvement of Shea McClellin and Jon Bostic at linebacker. He still receives credit for Willie Young’s production through two games. (Young had three sacks all of last year.) And since Lovie was honored as the King of the Turnover during his tenure in Chicago, shouldn’t Tucker receive ample praise for what happened in the second half Sunday night?

Some of these answers are not black and white. There’s a ton of gray. But one thing is certain. In no way can anyone argue Tucker hasn’t had a terrific opening to the 2014 season.

THE JETS PLAY IN NEW JERSEY

And if you want to hear a speech that gets to the core of what it means to be from New Jersey, watch this:

BEARS FAN TRAVELING TO NJ NOTE!

The two best hot dogs I’ve had in my life are in Chicago (probably Hot Doug’s but I also love Weiner’s Circle and half a dozen other joints) and in New Jersey. If you’re coming to NYC/NJ for the game this Monday you will regret not journeying to Rutt’s Hut in Clifton, NJ. Here’s a video describing the place:

And it is not some crazy journey from MetLife. It is a few miles down a single road.

rutts

I EXPECT…

…trends to not continue for quarterbacks playing the Jets. Derek Carr completed 62.5% of his passes against them. Aaron Rodgers completed 59.5% of his passes.  Jay Cutler will play to his numbers this season and complete far closer to 70% against a Jets secondary his receivers, if a bit healthier, should dominate.

I DON’T EXPECT…

…the Bears to kick their run game into high gear Monday night. The Jets defensive line is better than the line the Bears faced in San Francisco, with Mo Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson being the best young defensive tackles in the sport.

A FEW RELEVANT LINKS

A piece detailing the influence of Buddy Ryan on his sons and Browns coach Mike Pettine by Tom Reed of Cleveland.com.

With the Bears proving susceptible to read option runs over the last year and a half, might the Jets go back to these “gimmick” plays using Michael Vick?

Where the Giants and Jets play football may soon become an American gambling mecca. “Spurred by recent signals from Trenton that the state might be ready to end Atlantic City’s gaming monopoly, the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday unveiled a “vision plan” for the Sports Complex that includes casino gambling, as well as a convention center and two hotels.” Read the full story by clicking here.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS (EXCEPT YOU KNOW ME)

0-2 through two games after missing the o/u last week by a half point.

Paddy Power is setting the Jets total points over/under at 24. Considering the Bills and Niners offense are both better and the Bears defense is coming in with some momentum, Jets don’t get there.

FINAL SCORE

In four parts…

Part I. Bears will commit to the run early but struggle to muster much of anything.

Part II. Faced with some long yardages, Rex will force Cutler to dump the ball off or toss the ball quickly out to his receivers and Bennett in the flat.

Part III. Coming out of the half, the Bears will load up their protections and exploit the receiver/defensive back mismatch.

Part IV. The defense will do what it’s done – let the Jets move the ball and hunker down in the red zone, forcing them to kick field goals.

 Chicago Bears 26, New York Jets 19

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  • beninnorcal

    Jersey, baby. Place of my birth and childhood. First ever NFL game was Jets vs Warren Moon’s Oilers. Also part of why I always loved them Bears. Neither the Jets or Giants were called NJ, yet they both played there. SMFH.
    I was swept along with many others as a kid in ’85.
    First?

    • Trac

      I’ve been all over the World and flew into JFK once on the way to Chicago in “77. That’s as close as I’ve gotten to NY/NJ.

      • MB30SD

        “asshole of the states”

        Guess where we lived when my parents first emigrated with us in ’78. Yep, we lived in jersey for 5 months with our cousins before making the move to Cali. All I remember was that it was really cold.

        • CanadaBear

          It used to be Arkansas was always 49th in the livability index. Jobs, housing, schooling, climate, etc. Arkansas’ state motto was “Thank god for Mississippi.”

        • beninnorcal

          I can’t do real winters anymore either but one thing I miss about east coast waters is that you can actually swim in them as opposed to the frigid Pacific.

        • beninnorcal

          As for the ‘asshole of the states’ title I’m sure I can do better. Ever been to Arkansas? I was in Missouri two weeks ago for a wedding actually I should say ‘Misery’. I hear Delaware’s nice, totally kidding, never heard that.

          • CanadaBear

            There are infinite places to put the nozzle for a USA enema. Right now lots of people would advocate placing the nozzle at Justin Bieber’s house and I’m pretty sure that’s an upscale neighborhood!

      • Bear Down in Tampa

        I love going to NY, NJ is America’s anus.

        • beninnorcal

          Ever been to the beach in Jersey? Whitest sand in the states. I recommend Island Beach State Park. Jersey gets a bad wrap.

  • beninnorcal

    So what ever happenned to that Irish fella? I miss that dude.

    • Trac

      It’s unusual that he’s stayed away for so long. He almost always was able to bounce back from a disagreement. I guess he draws the line at an attack on his view point when it comes to his defense of the Palestinians. No way can you justify what they have done to perpetuate unrest in the middle east unless you hate Israel, there are quite a few Jewish posters and level headed members here that called him out which is the reason for his absence.

      • MB30SD

        thece

      • Sactowns#1

        “Unless you hate Israel” Oh I love that logical leap. lol

        • Trac

          Irish justified the terrorism. That’s quite different from having compassion for a group of people that have leaders with shit for brains.

          • Sactowns#1

            What exactly is terrorism? I’m pretty sure our dronez buzzing all over the middel east is a bit terrifying. I think his point was that there is bad and good on both sides. When people completely dismiss one side as wholly evil then their argument kind of loses some merit.

          • CanadaBear

            That’s pretty much where I was in the whole kerfuffle. I didn’t think he was backing Palestine/Hamas. I thought his point was more that both sides have some dirt on them. Once it got really heated, there was no way I was wading into it. Wish he was still here.

          • MB30SD

            I’m not going to start this up again, but dude… extremists are like women, they can’t and won’t be reasoned with, they are aggressive and illogical, will attack without being provoked, and are relentless in their endeavors.

            hahahaha…

          • Sactowns#1

            Yeah those bible thumpers are cray cray.

          • beninnorcal

            Yeah, those bible thumpers, always firing rockets at eachother and using kids as suicide bombers and human shields. Oh wait..

          • Trac

            What is truth?

          • Sactowns#1

            And alas I still miss Irish’s special brand of crazy.

          • NewBearInTown

            Hey! Knock that off right now. Football dammit! Football!

  • SC Dave
    • bearsfantillend

      love Emery for this. BM – the Bears organization has your back along with all the fans.

      • Trac

        Just imagine the gruff he’d be getting if his problems with the law occurred recently. This is why it’s so important to keep a healthy perspective in not going overboard when a player gets into trouble. Crap happens and everyone can learn from their mistakes. I’m concerned that the current wave of negativity towards players in the news today will create and unjust climate in dealing with players who made/make bad decisions that can be corrected.

    • MB30SD

      fuck you allred you absolute misery of a human being. Disgusting woman.

      • Scott W.

        I have never, ever agreed with anything you’ve said on this site as much as this one.

        • MB30SD

          Thanks Scott. I’ve never seen you before, and I’m not sure whether that was a compliment or a cut down. But thank you Scott W.

          • Scott W.

            Yer welcome. I’ve been reading a lot here. Liked your BMarsh perspective down below too. Dunno why AJ gets more love sometimes, because were it not for Marshall, AJ wouldn’t have come as far as fast. Those off season camps made him a star, and it was Marshall who put them together.

          • MB30SD

            I was kind of kidding. I remember you posting a couple times bro-fo.

  • Trac

    The Jets will lose 4 more games before winning another game.

    Hesters stats for last week.
    1 Reception for 2 YDS
    1 Punt return for 7 Yds
    4 KO returns for 118

    • CanadaBear

      30 yds/kick off avg last week is also the Hester we know. Actually he was 3rd in avg PR yardage last year. Considering we are averaging 20 yds/KO, I’d take it. Of course, our 20 yd avg includes 8 in the end zone so we always start at the 12.

      • Bear Down in Tampa

        Yeah but the yardage is unimpressive without the context. Where were those KO’s fielded? If he fielded them all at the goal line and took them to the 30, then that is definitely a positive. If he was 8 yards deep in the endzone and took the ball to the 22, then who cares?

        • CanadaBear

          No doubt but I’m not about to watch the Falcons to find out.

    • MB30SD

      THEEEECE!

  • Trac

    Kyle Fuller was named the NFC defensive player of the week. I did not see this yesterday and am surprised Jeff didn’t comment on this. Chalk it up to the NFL haters trying to bring it down?

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      You mean Brock Vereen ? maybe Mosley will also win that…you know ?

      • Trac

        Hardy har har. Was it my patience joke? Didn’t mean anything by it. I’ve come to dig you my barbarian bear.

        • Barb UMihai Mar

          No it wasn’t your patience joke. The opposite really… my reply killed it… you have to give me that. It’s all in good fun.

          This is because of what you said 2 days before about Mosely-Fuller. You remember “Mosely will be an all-pro in 10-12 years while Fuller might not even be with he Bears”. I call you out on this reply, but -again- in good faith, hence the Vereen reference. I loved Fuller from the moment they drafted him even if I knew nothing of him. He was just what I thought they’ll draft. The perfect type of player. Obviously a hit for Emery and for me, also. So I’m going to ride it especially when you serve it on a plate.

  • Trac

    Tracs homer picks of the week.

    Bucs over Falcons – Ummmm, tastey morsels on the way!
    Rams over Co’ bo’s – Jerra, you Sir deserve no less.
    Packers tie the Lions – is there any other way to call this game? Both teams deserve to lose.
    Brows over Ravens – I have a perverted desire to see the Browns be good again.

    • SC Dave

      Maybe dropping the ‘n’ will make the Browns guys run just a little faster?

      • Trac

        “Sometimes it’s better to say nothing at all” comes to mind. He he.

        • SC Dave

          Sorry… couldn’t help myself.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Browns and Bills. I want them both in the playoffs.

  • Trac

    Who gets to feast on Geno Smith this week? I’m going with Allen. I think this week he makes some noise.

  • Trac

    The Jets are a team that knows a brutal schedule for the next 6 weeks could mean season over. They will be ready to play this weekend.

    • GPLDAN

      THe Jets can suck it

    • Shady

      I think this is the very definition of a trap game for the Bears.

      • AlbertInTucson

        It’s the NFL. There are no “trap games” You you aren’t ready to go on Sunday you are going to lose.

        • Shady

          Hence: trap game

  • Shady

    The game tonight has a lot of Chicago connections. Obviously Lovie and McCown dominate the landscape, but you’ve also got Devin Hester, Mike Tice and Brian Cox on the Falcons. Should be very eeeeeeenteresting.

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

    Jeff’s first point: yes. If the Bears avoid turning it over 3+ times in this game, I simply don’t see how the Jets stop them from scoring enough to have a chance to win.
    Jets have a great run D, so I expect limited runs again this week (though that should change against GB and their atrocious run defense in week 4), but they simply have no chance of slowing down Chicago’s passing game if the OL can protect Cutler. I think they can, as the Jets’ DL is much better at run D than pass rush. Not to mention Chicago’s OL has already played against 2 really good pass rushes and performed admirably.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

      I worry a little about Richardson. He plays like a stud. The kryptonite to any pass attack is inside pressure.

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

        they just handled Justin Smith. Edge rushers coming at Jordan Mills are my main concern in pass blocking.
        But the pass blocking overall has been sensational so far this year against 2 tough fronts. I have an article coming tomorrow with some stats about that. Spoiler alert: they’re really good.

        • Barb UMihai Mar

          When you say ‘handled Justin Smith’ you mean 1 yard per carry, 1 sack, 2 hits and a bunch of pressures ? They didn’t handle Justin Smith, they handled the others…on passing plays, starting into late 2nd quarter.

          • Trac

            Ouch, Burma shave.

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

            they handled Justin Smith in that they were able to mostly contain him in the pass rush and provide Cutler with the time he needed.
            Smith made a couple plays, but Cutler mostly had time to throw. If they can repeat that performance against the Jets, Cutler should have a monster day.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            Justin Smith can’t do it on his own. He had a great game, but not enough to compensate for his team mates.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

    I agree with Jeff that this might be a closer game than it should be. The Jets are pretty much the Bills-light. Geno Smith can produce a good game without pressure and hitting those underneath routes which we tend to be susceptible to. CJ1K is their home-run threat (slower Spiller), Ivory their hammer (ala Fred Jackson).

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Jets emulate the Bill’s game plan.
    The biggest difference will be that our defense looks much improved, and we’ll ride the momentum.

    I just hope we get off to a fast start on offense. If we do that, this can easily turn into a blow-out.

    The sign of a true contender is crushing sub-par teams.

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

    I also wonder if the Jets put their top CB (Milliner) on Jeffery, not Marshall (assuming Jeffery is healthy). Before Jeffery got hurt in week 1, the Bears were treating him like their top WR, and he was playing like their best WR.
    The fact that the Bears have an uber-stud on the tail end of his prime who’s possibly the 2nd best player on the team at his own position (though most important overall when you factor in leadership and blocking) just makes me SO happy.

    • MB30SD

      to be honest, I’ve been watching people say shit like this for a year now and I just don’t get it.

      Not to say that jefferIES isn’t a total stud, and that he doesn’t make insane catches, because he does. but BMarsh is the engine that makes this O go maing. Tough 3rd down catches, big yardage, YAC when we most need it, getting open no matter what, down the sideline, in the middle, and in the endzone.

      He does it all. Ashlon I see more of the one trick guy that catches the big bomb no matter what. I know that’s an oversimplification, but without BMarsh we’d be proper fucked. Not to mention he’s jays BFF and safety valve.

      He’s our version of Anquan. Man, I’d still love to see both of those boys on our team at once. Can you imagine a BMarsh, Jeffery, Boldin fucking trip set with black uni and Holmes on the other side. Whoa.

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

        I scoffed at it too, but couldn’t help but notice it week 1 when re-watching the film.

        Marshall is a dependable guy on middle routes. Jeffery is a more explosive player and better with the ball in his hands. In terms of pure receiving ability, Jeffery is better right now IMO. Marshall is better at using his body as a shield in short-yardage, which makes him a move the chains type guy and great red zone threat, but Jeffery is more of an all-around WR threat IMO. I wonder if that will be enough to roll coverage his way, since he’s the guy you have to worry about deep, freeing Marshall to kill you on the intermediate stuff.

      • SC Dave

        I would contend that Matt Forte is the prime engine of the offense, and that the numbers will bear that out when the season is all said and done.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

    The other concern I have is aforementioned Jet’s Blitz.
    I think Cutler will make them pay if they do blitz. He’s not Captain Check Down. They blitz him, he’ll hang in the pocket and launch bombs.
    My worry that he does take those shots (like last week). Hope Trestman has a couple of hot-routes and screens ready to slow the Jets blitz cuz if he leave it to Cutty, he’ll look for that long ball every time (and thus invite hits).

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      I have to see Cutler owning Rex Ryan before I believe it.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        Cutler doesn’t fucking care whether you believe it or not. It’s happening either way. boom.

        • Sactowns#1

          Yup. Cutty dooooooooont caaaare.

      • beninnorcal

        He owned in it 2010, check it out.

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    Damon Harrison can wreak your running game on his own. Good news is he should not play much.
    The Bears must study Rob Ryan’s game against the Bears last year. He didn’t blitz much. And when he did they had success. They played safe, stopped the run and forced Cutler into a patience game.
    The Bears must build on sunday game and limit the bombs and kill shots. Move the ball with patience, don’t take risks and take what they give you.
    They should play 11 personnel close to 90% of the snaps. They’ll control the game that way.

    PS: I agree on Kerley being their main weapon. He torched the Patriots in 3 of their last 4 games…or something like that. When that happens you know he’s good…Belichick usually doesn’t allow for such nonsense.

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    I despise this concept: Frey is the slot corner and that’s it. No, man, don’t do that. Use everybody, based on the package you’ll use that play. Use McManis, use Vereen, use Frey, use Jennings, heck use Fuller. Get everybody involved, keep them fresh and create confusion for the opposing O.
    If you use a committee they can’t pick on a certain guy and they all can play every snap at 100 %, dying to make a play.

    • GPLDAN

      It’s a media thing.

      As I’m sure MB will tell you, a Pro player in an NFL secondary can play corner, nickel, safety. It’s different assignments but it’s not like these positions are so specialized they can’t be transcended. Vereen was drafted for versatility, so use it. Have him rotate in at nickel, dime, and spell at free safety. Keep em guessing.

      • Shady

        I thought Frey played decently last season at nickel. He struggled a bit against the pass, but looked good against the run and blitzing off the edge. I was surprised when he didn’t make the 53. Then again I was surprised Ford didn’t get a shot either so who the hell knows what the coaches saw to lead them to that decision.

        • GPLDAN

          He got cut because he hurt his leg, and Trestman had so many variables in play he had no choice but to play roster Bingo. Since Frey was a week 1 no-go, he was gone.

        • MB30SD

          I think he and mcmanis are aggressive ballhawks… which is my fav quality in a DB. That said, they’re both not peanut or timmyj quality… which we’re used to… fairly so or not.

          When McManis is healthy, he’s our best option. I really like him and think he’ll become a really solid starter given time and the chance. (based on the limited play I’ve seen from him so far)

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        I agree

  • BillW

    I sense a lot of people are worried about this game. Perhaps with good reason, but objectively it’s quite simple – if they can come together to beat SF on the road, one would expect them to come together to beat the Jets. How? Doesn’t really matter – if they are contenders they will do it somehow.

    I don’t expect it to be a cakewalk but I expect a victory. Anything less is a major step backward (with the regular qualification based on key injuries or absolutely horrible officiating).

    As someone pointed out, the story for the season gets somewhat clear by week 5. So this game is the halfway point to that. At some point a real contender takes control. That’s what I hope to see.

    By the way, Jeff’s point about Mel Tucker has me thinking that maybe he’s really is adding in-game value.

    And finally, reading fan comments about Lovie (“Josh is our QB”) does make me appreciate what we have here – even if I still worry it ultimately won’t be enough.

    • GPLDAN

      You could have Jennifer Aniston come barefoot to the game and sit where Rex could see her. THat might work.

      • Trac

        Still chuckle when I recall the Welker post game conments after the toe sucking story broke. Too lazy to post it but it was hilarious.

    • Shady

      If we’ve learned anything through these first couple of games, it’s to expect the unexpected.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        and to have the wildest swings in fan support from “oh my god these fucking guys suck and Cutler is a bum” to “oh my god these fucking guys have the skill to go deep into the playoffs and contend and Cutler is really leading these guys”
        It’s like my wife said the other day. Why can’t it just rain anymore, it’s either dry as a bone or a tropical storm

        • MB30SD

          sigh

    • Scott W.

      If anything, I am learning to not panic when Cutler and the offense has a rough first half. I may actually be waking up.

  • CanadaBear

    Good ol’ Broadway Joe. I have no sympathy for him over that embarrassing encounter but the TV people working on that interview had zero compassion for Joe. They knew he was completely hammered and put him on TV anyway.

    • GPLDAN

      +1 Suzy Kolber knew she was lining a kill shot up.

      • CanadaBear

        The network put her in trick bag. No matter what she did, it wasn’t going to end well.

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          i always loved that trick bag saying.

          • CanadaBear

            Yeah, you just don’t get enough chances to use it. It’s the title of a great song too.

      • AlbertInTucson

        I don’ give her that much credit. I think she didn’t have the guts to tell the higher ups “we can’t do this.”

        • CanadaBear

          I’m sure you’re correct but I don’t blame her as much as her bosses.

          • AlbertInTucson

            First and foremost, a producer should have said “Joe’s shitfaced. Kill it”. These sideliine interviews are superfluous and detract from the game anyway.

        • GPLDAN

          I agree. She knew as a sideline gal that to defy the producer in the booth was career suicide.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Disagree. She was already an ESPN “Darling”. She had the clout to say “I’m not doing this.”

        • MB30SD

          that and she’s fugly. 2 strikes?

    • AlbertInTucson

      That segement producer should have been fired or, at least, reassigned to field hockey tournemants and Susie Kolber should have been publicly humiliated with a suspension/reprimand.
      She had the final chance to say “He’s drunk. Tell the booth we’re not doing this.”

      It was OBVIOUS to any sentient being that the man was drunk.

      You don’t play with live ordinance and you don’t put drunks on the air.

  • GPLDAN

    The Bears OL has looked strong against two very very 4-3ish teams.

    The Bears have struggled badly with 3-4 teams esp. with roaming assignments and lots of motion. Dom Capers has given Garza fits.

    So it’s up to BDLP to keep it together. The All-22 shows that Ola has been tapping his leg on the long snap to let him know Jay is ready – they need 0 mistakes and that’s the center’s job to lead.

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

      SF is much more of a 3-4 team than 4-3. That’s why Aldon Smith, their best pass rusher, is a LB, not a DE.
      OL did pretty well last year against GB (2x), NO, PIT, BAL, and CLE, all of whom run 3-4 defenses.

      • beninnorcal

        I agree with Wood here. We looked good against 3-4 on Sunday.

    • Jokey

      I think they do that so the center doesn’t get flagged for moving the ball 3 microns?

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

    “Couple that with a possibly ailing Chris Conte replaced by Brock Vereen”
    Jeff is the 2nd media person I’ve seen mention this. I don’t get it.
    When Conte comes out, he’s replaced by Danny McCray. Vereen only played last week because CB injuries forced him into duty as a CB. He has not yet seen the field at safety, and likely won’t for a while unless 2 guys in front of him get hurt.

  • MB30SD
    • Shady

      Fuck, enough with the goddamn hamster already.

  • MB30SD

    Here’s your Trac special of the day…

    The falcons are going to fucking destroy the bucs tonight.

    This is the first time the bucs play a team with an actual QB… and a franchise QB that’s supposedly ‘elite’ and just got paid $100M+. They lost to two teams that had a second string and a 3rd string no name guy, and lost both.

    They are proper fucked tonight because the falcons have actually looked good again this year. I think it could get ugly. (hee hee)

    (disclaimer: this is the NFL so #anygiventhursday)

    • Trac

      Nowhere does it state that in the by laws. Bucs pull an upset. Boo yay.

      • GPLDAN

        The Bucs, with their scoreboard watchin Lovie and that Casio watch font can go screw

      • MB30SD

        No. Fucking. Way.

        Lovie doesn’t know the meaning of that word… cept for once and he had nothing to do with it.

  • MB30SD
  • Bears-4-Ever

    Hehe..I enjoyed reading and watching this thread. The Boss’ speech was cool. I have friend who grew up in Newark and They remind me of a lot of the friends I grew up with on the south side of Chicago. Tough bunch and loyal.

    Anyway, no way the Bears should lose to the Jets. Period.

    Houston is going to beat the Big Blue.
    Seattle loses to Denver.
    Bills beat SD.
    GB beats the Lions.
    Atlanta Beats Tampa.

    Upsets: Oakland beats NE. Suck it Brady!
    Vikes beat NO.
    If Davis starts at QB for St. Louis, They will beat Dallas. Prediction: Romo sacked 4 times minimum and throws 2 interceptions.

    • Scott W.

      I don’t think the Vikings call is right. The AP mess is going to spill over onto the field. I think the Saints will win big.

      • Bears-4-Ever

        I don’t know, the AP thing is way over blown. I think the Vikes should come out pissed. Just a feeling.

        • Scott W.

          You might be right on the overblown thing to some extent, but on the field, the Vikes are good without AP, but not nearly as.

          • MB30SD

            they are?

          • Bears-4-Ever

            Well I did list it under “Upsets:” NO has under performed…The vikes game is almost a “must win” if they are going to get on track. I think the vikes have a chance to pull it off though. If they can’t then perhaps they are the AP one trick pony after all.

  • MB30SD
    • Shady

      Hahahahahahahahahhahahaha

  • MB30SD
    • GPLDAN

      That car has a little bidet in the back that squirts Grey Poupon on your sack.

      • MB30SD

        really???? Hot DAMN, i need one of those cars!

        I love the hot Poupon sack serenade.

        It’s no alligator fuckhouse mind you, but beggars….

  • beninnorcal

    Wow, no Jersey love down there from my comment before. Jersey gets a bad wrap, I’ve lived in three states and travelled to all the rest except Alaska. Every state has it’s ‘armpits’ as you all say. Even here in CA there are places like Stockton.

    • beninnorcal

      Oh, and Vallejo, I lived a few miles from there when I moved up here in ’06, you don’t want no part of that.

      • beninnorcal

        Unless you like being shot at.

      • MB30SD

        Hella

    • Sactowns#1

      How dare you disparage that crime ridden craphole!

  • BillW

    My “ancestors” taught me to hate the Packers but respect the rivalry. I know it’s a week early but I’m a fan so I can afford to look ahead.

    If I was a Packer fan…
    I’d have surgery to fix whatever my problem was.

    If somehow I was born into a Packer family…
    I’d move away…

    I’m trying to type something and can’t. What I’m trying to say is if I…
    you know,
    I’d be very critical of McCarthy’s play calling. Two games and two dumb calls that I saw. Going for it on 4th and 5 at midfield against Seattle, and then onside kick against the Jets (not only recovered but RETURNED many yards by the Jets.

    And yet Rodgers and his very real talent usually gets them out of those situations. As much as I hate to say it – he gives them a certain calm and confidence and gives the other team a certain unsettling feeling. That no matter what the score the Packers are not out of it.

    I remember a long time ago the Cowboys having that same mystique.

    I fear that though the Lions have the talent to beat the Packers this week, they won’t. So it’s up to the Bears and I have to say Cutler and his posse to outscore Rodgers and his.

  • beninnorcal

    Boers and Bernstein on the Score are tearing into BM’s presser today, proclaiming it a disaster for the Bears.

    • BillW

      Why do they think that? I haven’t heard it. Jeff’s tweet seemed to imply it was a good thing for BMarsh, which has to be good for the Bears.

      • beninnorcal

        They feel like he was playing victim and in total denial. I heard some of it, I didn’t pick up on all that so much.

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          I see it both ways. I was worried about this yesterday and i’m convinced that this period in the league and Allred’s money and fame whoring quest to ruin him will either be a great triumph or the reason why he falls back into despair. He needs the coaches, GM and his QB to support him and help right the ship or else this will all go up in smoke.

          • BillW

            I saw it as Allred wanting to go after Roger and using Marshall as the “convenient” example.

            The thing is, if you look at a list of his past problems, it’s very long. A lot more than what (appears to be) single incidents like we see with Rice et al.

            Of course these players most likely have SEVERAL incidents in their lives we just don’t know about. But Marshall’s are very public. If that happened recently and he had another, he’d be banned from the league.

            Anyway – Allred is trying to say that Roger never cared at all and that’s why he should go. What I don’t understand is what’s in it for her.

            She said there was no lawsuit or anything being filed. It was just a news conference talking about a charge that is 5 or more years old.

            Maybe she thought she could keep the heat on Roger and take credit for getting him to resign?

            Anyway – she was using the people at the press conference AND Marshall for her own publicity. It was most telling that the woman directly involved wanted no part of it.

            I wish Marshall could have ignored it, and maybe if it weren’t for the ESPN blind side happening this week too he might have.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            this kind of scenario is the only thing that I could envision stopping a guy like Marshall from staying healthy and focused on the field and in his life…….and of course it had to come to fruition.

          • BillW

            I share your fear and hope for the best.

          • CanadaBear

            Honestly Johnny I think it’s going to galvanize BMarsh, his teammates and mgmt. I’m guessing BMarsh has never had a lot of support over the years other than from his wife. Here he has support. This has to mean a lot to him, esp mgmt support. He’s never had that. Phil’s statement has to make him feel like he’s part of something that isn’t just lip service. Of all the things PE has done so far, I’m most proud of him for supporting BMarsh.

          • MB30SD

            theeece!

          • SC Dave

            Absolutely – hence my props to Phil here.

          • SC Dave

            Yes, mainly to help him just ignore the whole thing. Let people like us rip that bitch a new hole or two.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        Because Bernstein is a fucking cocksucker and Boers will do whatever his master says to.

        • BillW

          That goes without saying; a quick recap is up on the Trib site and it actually sounds just like Jeff describes in his tweet.

          I’ve often felt BMarsh does these press conferences a couple times a year as part of his coping skills. That’s essentially what Jeff was saying – rather than letting it build inside, he vents his feelings in a controlled environment.

          It really is unfair that every time someone is arrested Marshall’s past is brought up. It’s lazy journalism.

          But for Bernstein to be critical of what is essentially part of Marshall’s therapy is disgusting. Yet not at all surprising.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Jeff nailed it on the head with a recent tweet. The Score is anti Bears, certainly anti Cutler and have no problem attacking players. The reason? Because outside of Zach Zaidman, the players choose to associate with ESPN Chicago. ESPN gets the players shows, the interviews, etc.
            The Score is left out in the cold which is why they brought in Pat Mannelly. They were desperate to get into the Bears sweepstakes that they’ve been shut out of so far.

          • GPLDAN

            When Hub is helming 3 shows, you know your Bears coverage is deep doo-doo.

          • BillW

            I hate ESPN as a company but I’m done with the Score now. I guess I have to mentally separate ESPN Radio Chicago from the idiots in Bristol.

          • BillW

            I stopped listening to Buffone and O’B last year and they were two of my favorite ex-Bears. They just got too loud and crabby (yeah – pot calling the kettle black, right MB?)

          • GPLDAN

            You do bring the crotchety, Bill.

            Big Doug is kind of like Ditka, he’s a character of himself now.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            It’s amazing that the guys the Score trots out are some of our only sports talk options. It sucks.

          • GPLDAN

            Here’s my quick Score screed:

            Across the day’s lineup, everyone has notable contempt for their own listeners. There is almost no show that doesn’t hate on the callers or the listeners. Maybe there’s some reverse psychology at work there, maybe it’s been shown that if you show contempt for your audience they love you. Maybe that’s called the Andy Kaufman effect.

            But it really isn’t fun to listen to them deliberately select the dumbest callers then trash them. Bernstein is by far the worst sports personality I have ever heard with regards to this. He delights in his straw men.

          • BillW

            I like to catch Brad Biggs the morning after a game; but then again most if not all of what he says comes from his “10 thoughts” on the Trib.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Even Lawrence Holmes was ruined by those guys. He was once excited and engaging and now he’s the black Bernstein. I told his producer that who was not pleased.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

            They might have hit a homerun (yes, mixing metaphors) with Mannelly. He’s awesome.
            How long it takes to turn him to the dark side is another matter.

          • johnnywad

            I don’t see that happening. Mannelly seems to be his own dude. He doesn’t need their approval. Aside from that, he’s actually done something. His opinions actually matter.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            but when i listen to him i feel Spiegels fat thoughts and Zawaski’s assholeness and Shepkowski’s overall gayness seeping into his psyche. Be strong Pat, in a couple of years you don’t want to look back and say, “why did i let that guy get me to act like that?”

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            and i don’t want to hear Mannelly being dragged into a conversation about Jake fucking Arrietta while we’re in the middle of Packerweek or some shit.

          • johnnywad

            I want to hear Mannelly go totally fucking Bear Meatball all Packer week. Just own it. “We” this and “We” that. Sweatband, jersey, the whole nine.

  • GPLDAN

    My favorite bedtime stories are the ones where Waffle calls the Score and informs the producer of what type of excrement he is

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      imagine the passion that we would put in to talk sports all day long in one of the best sports markets ever and instead we got, for the longest time, a depressed alcoholic pot head gambling addict that only liked Hockey. A narcissistic, wedding cover band lead singing former 500lb weirdo who only like Baseball, a failed lawyer and a failed journalist turned pessimistic, malcontent for the sake of being hip and “intelligent” who hate everything that sports stands for except his own nerd ass sons pee wee hockey league, a bunch of Illinois Institute of Broadcasting rejects, condescending nerdball stat geeks, fake gangsters who are now turning into black versions of the failed lawyer and failed journalist, a bunch of new guys who are young and excited but that want to please the powers that be so who exhibit doucheballness already and then Hub, who fucking love/hate/respects/loathes the Bears and who desperately wants to be Wayne Larrivee and has to man the ship for like 10 fucking shows because he ran his own gig into the ground and needs to pay back almost everyone in the world.

      We deserve better.

      #Jericho

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

        I too love/hate/respect/loathe Hub.
        He could have been great, but somewhere along the way, he went screwy. Like Anakin Skywalker.
        I think he calls it like he sees it. Of course, whenever given the chance, he likes sticking it the Bears like a bitter ex, but just gotta take it with a grain of salt.

      • johnnywad

        Bernstein really is a dick. And Boers just feeds it. I don’t think he’s ever had his own thought. He’s Ed McMahon to Bernstein’s Johnny Carson. Only dumber. He fills his sentences withs “ummmmms” and “awwws”. And lots of ” whattayou doing?”. Its hard to listen to. Still better than actual news though.

  • MB30SD

    Hotlanta – 48
    LoveBucs – 14

    Oh, and hester breaks the record tonight against ol’ dopey.

    BOOM!

    • Shady

      You think Love Buc will even give him a chance?

      • MB30SD

        he might not have a say maing.

        • Shady

          Oh he’ll have his say… LB ALWAYS has his say…

    • Trac

      I have a feeling. Gagagagaga

  • MB30SD

    Holy shit, this is getting heavy quickly.

    Dwier and now Rainey cut because of DV history.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2014/09/18/lead-intv-ganim-cardinals-cut-chris-rainey-domestic-violence.cnn.html

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      Dwyer assaulted his wife twice and his 18month old. Just happened a few weeks ago.

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

        headbutted her when she turned him down for sex. We’ve all been there.

  • MB30SD

    Hey canada, see this?

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/17/world/rob-ford-cancer/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

    Jeez, who thought smoking (crack and tobacco) and being an alcoholic could be bad for your health?

    Whatever the case, good luck to the guy. Hope he beats it so that he takes the rest of his life to do positive stuff.

    • CanadaBear

      Yeah, he’s a train wreck but that sucks. His brother is going to run for mayor in his place.

  • Jacques Lacan

    Just sayin’ – Lovie will be warm in January and February…I will be cold on State and Jackson…
    Best – Jack

  • Jacques Lacan

    “Can I kiss you?” — Joe to Suzie — Have some more blow Joe…
    Now we’ve got Michele Tafoya…
    Best as usual – Jack

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    i had an extra couple bucks in the ole wagering account and put it on the Falcons to win by 8 or more. I will take that money and will bet on the Jets this weekend to keep the streak alive (1 game streak)

    • johnnywad

      Two bucks Johnny. Two bucks. I used to play the horses a bit. I travelled quite a bit during the summer to see the best horses in the best races at the best tracks. So invariably, Pat Day was there riding great horses. I had to play $2 to win on that motherfucker every race just to keep him from fucking me. Its the spirit of the wager that counts, not the amount.

      • MB30SD

        ever been to del mar on opening day.

        talk abou fillies!

        • johnnywad

          I haven’t. My buddy that I went with has been a few times he said its awesome. We always spent a week out at Saratoga Springs, NY and he would fly from there to Del Mar for another week. I couldn’t swing two weeks away from my business.

          I did go to the Breeder’s Cup at Santa Anita ten or eleven years ago though. A horse named “Singletary” won the Mile. The jockey wore Bears themed silks. Fucking awesome.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        don’t worry my friend, i’m betting against the Bucs. They will fucking implode and i’ll be playing with house money heading into this weekend. i’ve only lost my own money 3 times in my whole life. I’ve lost the house’s money more times than i will admit.

        #use math and don’t be greedy

    • Shady

      Don’t sleep on McNowan. If he were still in Chicago we’d be like 3-0 right now.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        To hedge my bet i also bet some 1.00 dollar prop bets that make me whole in case MacGowannn goes off for 3 or 4 TD’s.

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          lol, probably won’t need that hedge. Go Matty Ice!! you huge fucking dork.

  • MB30SD

    This is going to get really ugly. That was tooooo easy. Like, was the bucs d actually on the field?!

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      i can taste the 91% rate of return.

      • MB30SD

        Hahahaha

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          i got my wife interested in our stock account and investing in general and she noticed a small unexpected jump in our account. She was intrigued.

          Her: Waffle, what investment grew that affected our account so much?
          Me:It’s a stock symbol called NFLGMBLNG, they specialize in marketing products like cars, cell phones and booze to middle aged men

          Her: well keep betting on that horse, people are always dumb enough to keep buying all of those
          Me: sounds good….

          • MB30SD

            Hahahahaha… brilliance!

            I shall buy you a round…. or two… when I see you next

  • Jokey

    Hester takes one out of the Peanut playbook – forces and recovers a fumble after an interception.

    • johnnywad

      He’s playing well. Harder than he did for the Bears for quite awhile

  • Shady

    Yikes, that Lovie Duece defense doesn’t look the same without Urlacher, Briggs, Tillman, Harris, Peppers etc…

    • MB30SD

      Yeeeaaahhh… like they aren’t even out there.

      • Shady

        I almost feel bad for him… Almost.

        • MB30SD

          I don’t. Comeuppance cunt

  • Jokey

    McCown continues being bad, stares down receiver – 20 yard runback pick 6

    • Shady

      Hey, at least Trestman got him paid.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        I believe a guy like mccown could change the world for a bunch of people with a couple million bucks.

    • Jokey

      McCown now 2 TD/4 INT including that pick 6.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        good guy, at least he got paid.

        • johnnywad

          He just screamed at his receiver…. “Why aren’t you taller?”

        • Jokey

          Yep. There’s still time tonight for him to poop his head back out his ass and get a win. But the Bucs just fumbled.

      • johnnywad

        There were people, right here on this blog, that wanted to extend McCown and release Cutler last winter. No shit. SMH

        • Jokey

          Who was that, Irish?

          • johnnywad

            Yes. And others.

          • MB30SD

            Mmmmmm… daaaave?

          • johnnywad

            Jes

          • SC Dave

            Lie

          • MB30SD

            Hahaha… I remember one rant after a game. : /

          • SC Dave

            So, did I advocate releasing, or benching, Cutler?

          • MB30SD

            I believe it was outright cut him.

          • johnnywad

            True story

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Don’t make me google it.

          • SC Dave

            Sure, do it. You know you want to.

  • MB30SD

    Wow. Again 48 for falcons. .. but I don’t think the bucs are capable or scoring 14. Jesus.

    Trac… wanna just send it now?

  • johnnywad

    Lovie stares down the sideline like he’s waiting for a bus

  • Shady

    Pants on the ground. Cue Lovie jumbotron stare. There it is.

  • Shady

    Conversions on 3rd and 17? Yep, I remember those. Good times.

    • MB30SD

      No you don’t. That shit never worked for us.

      My god the bucs are a decrepit team. So bad

      • johnnywad

        I think he meant against us

        • MB30SD

          Ah, right.

          Yeeeeh, that. : (

  • Jokey

    Hester scores on a reverse which never worked when we tried it, was that Martz’s idea? Can’t remember.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Hester looks good on carpet. Good for him. Good for my wallet.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Now, lets see if matt Ryan can hold on for an 8pt win

    • MB30SD

      Hahaha

    • beninnorcal

      Was 8? I thought it was 6.5, dont matter I guess

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        bovada is 7 because they always add .5 because of the convenience of the internet.

  • johnnywad

    Tampa Bay has a chance to be the worst team in football

    • MB30SD

      Hands down.

      More free blown picks for lovie!!!

      (Disclaimer: they actually did pretty well this year so I assume lovie wasn’t allowed anywhere near the war room.

  • Jokey

    Hester gets 20

  • MB30SD

    Ohhhh heeerrrrooooo

  • Shady

    GRMOAT.

  • SC Dave

    Hester… congrats devin

  • johnnywad

    Happy for Hester.

  • Shady

    That Billy Johnson, always wearing white after Labor Day.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Devin dangerous
    Devin in dome, more dangerous
    Devin in dome as his home stadium, most dangerous
    Devin in dome as his home stadium without Martz or Tice as coordinator, GRMOAT

    • Shady

      +1 although technically Tice is still on the coaching staff.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        fucking Tice. What a lost season. What the fuck was that offense supposed to do against a professionally coached D? Oh well, onwards and upwards. Now we’re about to roll the Jets. 2-1 here we come.

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Yeah, uhm, about that Devin Hester thing.

    • MB30SD

      Come on dude. He was done with us. Wouldn’t have changed. That dude needed a change of scenery

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        He was obviously mentally checked out on the Bears.
        Guess he’s stillll the GOAT. Good for him

        • MB30SD

          Exactly. Happens

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

          He IS slower, no doubt about that.
          But he still has the instincts and good enough speed once he gets going.
          Sometimes, it’s just time for players on teams.

  • beninnorcal

    Hester’s still a fucking baller.

    • Shady

      From the Windy City Flyer to the Hotlanta Heater….

      Eh?

      • MB30SD

        Nice

        • Shady

          Meh.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

            Yadda yadda

    • SC Dave

      Most of the blog hates him.

      • MB30SD

        Stoooop dave.

        Hated him in Chi after he publically admitted he was collecting a paycheck for 2 years and mailing it in. Asssshoooole.

        • CanadaBear

          That’s your version.

      • CanadaBear

        Not everyone.

  • MB30SD

    Weeeeems!!

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

      It’s like flashbacks at noon…

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

        Carimi’s out there too.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

    Glad Hester got the record. Should have gotten it as a Bear, but somehow scoring on prime-time to break prime time’s record against Lovie makes karmic sense too.

    • MB30SD

      Totally

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

        Have you ever been at the end of a blow out like that, MB?
        I think once we were getting smoked by half-time, but we came out fired up in the second half, and totally still lost lol

        • MB30SD

          We were really good my sr year 10-2-1.

          Losses to ocean side (where Seau played… and all of his 30 cousins and nephews) and the second loss was to the eventual cif champs… who kind of blew us out in the semis. The score wasn’t bad but they rolled us in every stage and kicked us out of the playoffs.

          I cried my eyes out. Suck to go out like that as your last hs game ever.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

    Rod Fucking Woodson.
    How awesome would it be to have him in his prime?
    He’s not only a totally bad ass Safety, but also bad ass corner and returner.
    Those are 3 positions he can upgrade instantly.

  • Trac

    Lovie’s getting rolled. Both DE ‘s on IR, the best DT in the NFL out with injury and McCown unable to hit wide open WR ‘s before getting hurt. What a nightmare.

    Hey MB, lets make arrangements for your goodie. Curse you Lovie, curse you. Hahaha

    Oh I almost forgot , how do you feel now Mr. glazer? Smh.

    • MB30SD

      Hee hee

  • Cormonster

    What a half by Hester! Rushing TD, forced fumble using the Peanut Punch, fumble recovery, and punt return to break the return record. I’m really happy for him. He’s always seemed like a really nice guy.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

      He’s in a groove now feeding off that home crowd and high on the record.
      Lovie ought to know better than to kick to him when Hester’s feeling it, but wouldn’t be surprised if Lovie’s giving his adopted son a chance.

      • MB30SD

        Exactly. Why not. Fuck it

  • MB30SD

    Wow

  • MB30SD

    Hahahaha… this is a joke.

    Trac, let’s exchange info my china

    • Trac

      Lol

  • Shady

    What the fuck am I watching?

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

      It’s like Alabama beating the shit out of Air Force or something.

      • AlbertInTucson

        THAT is an uncalled for insult.

        To Air Force.

        • AlbertInTucson

          An old Groucho Marx line from Duck Soup:

          Rufus T.Firefly (Groucho) to Ambassador Trentino (Louis Calhern): “You remind me of a baboon. I’m sorry. That was unfair. To the OTHER baboons.”

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

    Waffle must be hating Julio Jones right now. He just blew up for 37 points on my FF team.
    Let the games commence!

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      It’s all good. The bucs ineptitude just made me a lot of money.

      #moneyandtradewindmademyFFlosstolerable

  • Viva

    SKUNK!

  • bearsfantillend

    so glad Lovie has been able to instill some discipline in his players and there are no silly personal foul penalties. OOPS! LMAO!

  • MB30SD

    Dude

  • MB30SD

    My god when do we get our week off against this college team. Smfhayl

  • bearsfantillend

    does anyone have a link to Marshalls full press conference from earlier today?

    • EnderWiggin

      I looked a couple of hours ago.. No luck.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Another shining moment for Lovie Smith in Prime Time.

    • MB30SD

      Hee hee

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

    Did the announcer just say an old Falcon’s QB was named “Dick Shiner”?

    • bearsfantillend

      LOL. yes they did. I looked it up and its true from 1971-73

      • AlbertInTucson

        He was also a Steelers QB in the 60s.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

        bwhahha

  • Cormonster

    This game reminds me of the Bears epic beatdown of the Packers.

    Bears 61, Packers 7[14]
    (December 7, 1980) – In the game, the Bears scored eight offensive
    touchdowns. After the Packers had suffered the second most lopsided
    defeat in their history, Bart Starr charged across the field to confront
    Bears coach Neill Armstrong. Starr was upset because Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan had the Bears blitzing from all angles in the fourth quarter, even after the Packers inserted backup quarterback David Whitehurst with the score 48-7.[15]
    “Bart Starr was upset,” Armstrong said after the game. “He did the
    talking and I did the listening. He said he’d rather not hear what I had
    to say, something to that effect, and he left.” Two years later, Bill Tobin,
    the Bears’ vice president of player personnel at the time, revealed
    that he had been instructed by general manager Jim Finks during the
    off-season to study film and decode the Packers’ signal system for
    relaying plays to the quarterback. Tobin, who had been in the Packers’
    front office during the Devine years, had been fired by Starr in 1975 as
    part of a wholesale housecleaning. “I went at it like a tiger does good
    meat,” Tobin said at the time. “We wanted 100 points,” defensive end Dan Hampton said. “It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of pricks.”

  • Bears-4-Ever

    “Devin Hester! You are ridiculous!”

    Outstanding that he finally got the all time record. Good for him! Sure I wish he did it as a Bear, but screw it. He obviously needed a change and here ya go. I love the tribute kick to Dion as he went into the endzone…screw the taunting penalty…that’s a BS call in that case He wasn’t taunting anyone directly. Hotdogging…yes…taunting no.

    GREAT JOB DEVIN! Another case of bad calls by Lovie…if anyone should know not to kick to Devin it’s Lovie…Nice job coach..glad as hell you are freakin gone from Chi-town!

  • bearsfantillend

    “After this game we’re getting on the bus running” – L. Smith

  • SC Dave

    Our main man… just cannot understand when people dis this guy for not foaming at the mouth like a certain former Bears coach

    http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/videos/Uncut_Trestman_Presser_91814/d8c93730-c897-48e0-9718-cab5adab3e89

    • MB30SD

      he’s kinda awesome.

  • MB30SD

    MB30SD • 6 hours ago

    Hotlanta – 48
    LoveBucs – 14

    Oh, and hester breaks the record tonight against ol’ dopey.

    BOOM!

    Damn it. Missed it all by fucking 8 pts.

    • Cormonster

      Lovie won the 4th quarter tonight. Lovie loves his quarters. I’m sure he will spin that into his presser.

      • MB30SD

        brutal. SOOOO glad he’s not our issue anymore.

  • MB30SD

    i have a confession guys…

    I like big crusts and I cannot lie.

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      Chicago Style maynge

    • AlbertInTucson

      Used to LOVE Salerno’s in Berwyn.

      • Cormonster

        I asked my local guy about Carm’s. He said he loved that place, one of the best. I don’t know Chicago very well. Said one place was on Roosevelt, but not sure where. And another by Lane Tech? I think.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Roosevelt Road (12 Street) was the border line between Berwyn and Oak Park so thtat’s the on e we frequented.

  • Cormonster

    Just seen the Vikings cut Jerome Simpson, their #3 receiver who is pretty good. DUIs and weed. That offense had some weapons to start the season, minus QB. Now without Peterson, I expect them to switch to Teddy Bridgewater within the next two games. Now he gives them the only chance of having offensive success this year.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

      I would argue the opposite. That without AP, opponents are just going blitz like crazy.
      This would probably be the worst possible time to insert Bridgewater.
      If they do, they’re effectively throwing in the towel on the season and risking their future franchise QB to shell shock.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

        I also can’t imagine a Rook weathering this kind media shit fire. That’s tough.

      • Cormonster

        Cassell hasn’t completed a pass over 10 yards yet this year. They have no backup running back after Gerhardt left. Unless Cassell looks better, I think they go to Bridgewater by week six for sure. The guy is elusive, and if he plays smart he won’t take the punishment.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

          Oh, I agree that eventually Bridgewater will get the nod, just not right now when they’re going through so much and toothless.
          Same with Bortles.
          I wonder which one Vegas says is most likely to start first.

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      Reports are they are sticking with Cassell this week so i’ll be sticking with the under this week.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Should be interesting to see if Marshall/Jeffery/Allen/Ratliff practice at any point this week. No DL’s activated from practice squad so J.Ratliff probably “passed” his baseline tests.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd YoungFlyFish’nAllDay

      I doubt it. I still can’t believe Alshon even suited last game.
      I think if Wilson wasn’t inj, Alshon would be sitting.
      Ds must see that neither can run far, so I expect a little tougher sledding with over aggressive CBs who know they can’t run passed them.
      This might be another Uni-Forte game.

      • johnnywad

        Didn’t seem to stop BMarsh last week

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