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New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears – Monday Workday & Monday Night Football Thread

| December 15th, 2014

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Some Final Thoughts…

1 – Have read in multiple places the Bears now have an opportunity to utilize Marquess Wilson more prominently in the game plan due to the absence of Brandon Marshall. Poppycock. Wilson should be utilized in the exact same manner he would have been were Marshall healthy. Bears are already making a terrible decision by changing the positions of Jon Bostic and Christian Jones in the name of, to paraphrase Trestman, “less disruption”. All three should spend the final weeks of 2014 playing the positions they are projected to play in September of 2015.

2 – Josh Bellamy should start tonight for the Bears and Cutler should target him. When I watched Bellamy play against Cleveland this summer he handled first-round pick Justin Gilbert with ease. (I was so convinced by Bellamy I expected him to spend the year on the Browns roster.) I think he’s a pro.

3 – So now every time the Bears run the ball unsuccessfully, media and fans will question whether the blame belongs to the blockers and back or if Cutler should have checked out. That is the damage done by Aaron Kromer. That is why its inexcusable he is still a member of the coaching staff. (Do you think Tom Coughlin would still have Kromer around? John Harbaugh?)

4 – If I were Mel Tucker, either Fuller or Jennings is full-time on Jimmy Graham tonight. Hit him at the line of scrimmage, stay with him and utilize a safety over the top. But one of the Bears two best coverage guys shouldn’t leave his side.

5 – Expect the Saints to rush for 150 yards plus. As I’ve written before, run defense is about passion, desire and want to. There just can’t be much of those remaining in the locker room, especially as scores get lopsided.

6 – My disdain for the popular Chicago columnists is making me a bigger Jay Cutler fan than I actually am. I hope he puts on a show tonight and forces these jackasses to write their pathetic “too little, too late” columns in the morning.

7 – I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Bears lose by three touchdowns. One of the teams playing tonight cut and demoted players for under-performing this week in the name of accountability and the pursuit of a division title. The other team excused a man for sharing inside secrets with the NFL Network. Who would you think has more motivation?

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  • GPLDAN

    March on the Graves of Who Dat Nation?

    • DaBearsBlog

      What a sensational answer. I’m giving you an Also Correct!

  • Trac

    The Saints are going to find a way to keep the Bears in this game until the very end. Run the ball! End of discussion. The Saints are 5-8 for a reason.

  • BillW

    March over who dat nation?

    • DaBearsBlog

      Correct!

      • BillW

        What’s your vector, Victor?

        And we Bear fans picked the wrong season to give up sniffing glue.

  • BillW

    Apparently Fales was promoted to stop him from being signed away by new England. Don’t have the source but probably Tribune

    And if Jay has a big night, unfortunately it IS too little too late. Or it took a firestorm? Another reason kromer should have been fired

    • Trac

      Emery would love nothing better than for the Bears to pull out a couple of wins as the season winds down. I have not seen or heard one peep out of the front office that would indicate Trestman is gone. Until I do, I expect him back for at least 1 more year

      • DaBearsBlog

        There wasn’t a peep about Lovie being released until he was released. Bears front office rarely speaks in-season regarding coaching.

        • Trac

          I believe the ONLY reason Lovie was retained during Emery’s 1st year was due to contract $$$ and the fact the players loved him (it was more complicated). The decision to can Lovie actually has made it harder to can Trestman. Emery’s gonna try to pass Trestmans performance of as a shart because of injuries and young players. Should next year be a stinker as well, Trestman becomes a floater and Emery will have to pull the chain on the shitter. I hope I’m wrong but I don’t think I am.

          • BillW

            You’re not wrong.

          • Sactowns#1

            I would argue that Emery has to can Trestman after this season. If not and if Trstman doesn’t magically take the beloved to the Super Bowl then his tenure will be over.

          • SC Dave

            Division title would be enough. Hell two wins over the fudge would probably do it.

  • BillW

    Interesting notion on PFT regarding the Bucs (but really most teams). They advance the idea that the search for the franchise QB hurts most teams. At least that’s the way I read it. The following is my interpretation of the idea. Many of you have been saying this in one way or another most of the year.

    There are not and never will be 32 great QBs at one time. When a team feels they need to find one, they see what they want to see. And overspend relative to value.

    I often thought the league was killing itself by making the QB such a vital position given the scarcity of them. You wind up with 4-5 legit contenders, maybe another 4-5 with a puncher’s chance, and over 20 teams that really can’t compete. Unless they build differently.

    I hate Dallas, but I’d love to see a team win the SB with an offense based on a strong running game. Lovie showed that with a little bit better QB play and better decision making, you can win with defense and special teams.

    So following on someone else’s comments a while ago (sorry – don’t remember who) the large contracts for slightly above average QBs may finally come back down to earth.

    And that may be Cutler’s lasting legacy.

    • BerwynBomber

      Valid point — and I don’t entirely disagree — but I don’t know if Dallas is a great counter-argument to the current mindset. Romo, after all, is fourth or fifth in the entire league in QR or QBR, and were they ever to win a SB under him (which I don’t see happening) he would be huge reason why. Like him or not, the guy is hardly Trent Dilfer. And he is paid a boatload of money as a franchise QB.

      • BillW

        Well, I don’t have the data like “Data” has, but I always think cause/effect. It seems possible that Romo is the same QB, but made more effective given the strong running game.

        • BerwynBomber

          Oh i’m sure the running game benefits him. I’m only saying that were he to win an SB (and if he played well in the big game), there would be legitimate HoF talk surrounding his career. He already has established some top-of-the-game regular season numbers in season’s past. If he ever put some post-season accomplishments on his resume he would be in the discussion for eventual Canton inclusion.

          • SC Dave

            Agreed. Who knows what would have happened to Elway without the late career heroics.

  • BearDown100393

    Soldier Field’s turf is going to be like a bog in quicksand. Do not really believe in any receiver having a big night.

    • BillW

      Am I reading correctly – that the O/U is around 54?

      I think that’s very high. I’d take the under as a reasonable bet.

      • BearDown100393

        O/U under for the Saints offense? 🙂

    • Big Mike

      Hopefully it turns into shit and we finally get a professional grade field.

  • wreckinball

    Never bet against the streak. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result

    Saints will score at will unless they shoot themselves in the foot with turnovers and penalties

    Jay and the O will put on their same act and make the Saints D look competent

    Interesting how many here would go bonkers daring to compare Jay to Cam but let’s see how it goes tonight. And yes I know Carolinas D is better

    Saints 35 21

  • GPLDAN

    Any commentary on Gannon’s comments about Cutler this morning?

    • Trac

      Can you give us a summary?

      • GPLDAN

        Cutler doesn’t believe in Trestman-Kromer any more than he believed in Mike Tice who never called plays before, but understands that he’s gone to the well of openly fighting with his OC too many times in his career – but he’s unhappy with the offense and the calls and doesn’t trust or agree with how the team wants things done.

        • DaBearsBlog

          I agree with him. I think the biggest issue with the Bears offense is they paid a QB with a big arm to operate in a system that wants to dink and dunk its way down the field. Bears are built to run ball, throw down field off that. And they are running a system that does neither.

          • GPLDAN

            I agree he’s not in a system that plays to his strengths. He’s a long ball gunner, and teams with guys like that usually need a strong run game.

            He would help his cause if he could hit crossing routes and stop throwing stupid jump balls though.

          • BerwynBomber

            But jump balls are Cutty’s bread and butter with BMarsh and Alshon.

          • BillW

            I just wish we had a talented QB who was also a take charge team leader. Instead of seemingly wanting everything to be perfect around him.

            (I said SEEMINGLY. May not be the case but seems like it.)

            Gives credence to those saying the he’s essentially been coddled by the Bears. And that if the coaching staff is fired and he stays, he will feel vindicated and take no responsibility of his own.

          • SC Dave

            What? Built to run the ball? So that’s the investment in Marshall, Jeffrey, and a pass-catching TE who can’t block?

            Really, Jeff? An offensive line on the low end of the mauler scale? No FB on the roster?

            Sorry, I’m not understanding.

        • Trac

          Rebuilding the team doesn’t have to include Cutler buying in. He will be shown the door eventually, when the time comes. Let’s face it, no matter what happens with the coaching staff, we’re 3 years away, minimum.

          • BillW

            Yes, yes, and yes.

          • SC Dave

            Yes. the error that will define Emery was the Cutler contract.

            Even from the grave, Jerrah strikes.

  • GPLDAN

    Score question:

    Do the Bears need another national humiliation to effect change this offseason? Will a beat down tonight change anything, or are we getting Nessman back no matter what?

    • wreckinball

      He’s coming back no matter what

      Exception would be if he beats his kids or wife and gets arrested

      • DaBearsBlog

        I don’t think this is true.

      • GPLDAN

        This weekend there was a new report about an open fight between Chris Harris and Marshall. Marshall came to practice without his fake shoulder pads on (the foam ones), and he was the only one who didn’t have them on – Harris called him out and the jawing started.

        And, in these cases, usually the head coach intervenes and makes a ruling on the field (which is almost always to send the guy back to the locker room to put them on) – but Nessman said nothing and Marshall refused to back down. And this leaked because it was such a pussy move by a pussy coach.

        • DaBearsBlog

          Did you read the bit about Trestman addressing the team from behind their backs? What the fuck is going on?

          • GPLDAN

            To recap that one for the blog readers:

            Trestman prefers to give his motivational speeches from the back of the room while the team looks at the screen of, ostensibly, motivational images. In essence, he likes to narrate the documentary.

            And the players note this because he can’t face the room and raise his voice. Not in his character.

            Do you ever get the feeling that Ditka wants to come down there and beat the shit out of Marc and take his lunch money?

          • BillW

            He reminded me of Neill Armstrong from the beginning. No verification of this, but I heard third hand that Armstrong’s idea of a halftime speech was “c’mon boys- gotta toughen up.” And that they mocked him for it. OK – it was supposedly said by a player after he was cut, but not hard to believe they simply had no respect for him as a head coach.

            And I’m sure the same is true of Trestman.

          • GPLDAN

            Neil Armstrong was a test pilot who flew the MOST dangerous missions and prototype aircraft prior to being selected by NASA. He escaped death that lesser pilots would have bought it at least three times.

            Guys like that can speak softly, because they have nothing to prove.

          • BillW

            I assume we’re talking about Neill and not Neil.

            Did not know that. I insulted him therefore by the Nessman comparison.

            Unfortunately, he was a lousy head coach. Went on to be quality control analyst for the Cowboys – a job he did very well from all accounts and did not have to lead a team.

          • BillW

            OK – so either you were joking and I didn’t catch the sarcasm (skimmed over the NASA reference), or you really think the Bears were coached by the first man on the moon.

            I pick the first one. You got me.

          • CanadaBear

            They didn’t call him Nice Neil for nothing.

      • Big Mike

        I’m resigned to the fact that unless the Bears go 5-11 and get embarrassed each week, Trestman will stay. Shit like Kromer crying in the locker room only helps the cause. Perfect scenario is one of those 35% quarterback rating nights, with a pick 6, special teams giving up a touchdown, getting a punt blocked and the defense doing what they do. Shea McClellin looking silly would be gas on the fire.

  • CanadaBear

    Jeff’s tweet about Rodgers not attempting difficult throws is hooey. That off balance, going down in a heap throw against a double covered receiver in the end zone in our first game was beyond difficult. Not to mention perfectly thrown. I get Jeff’s point but using absolutes will always bite you in the ass.

    • TheBigCheesy

      Jeff desperately wants the bloom to come off of the rodgers rose. I don’t know if it has to do with his wish for a more favorable jay cutler narrative, but it might. I would ignore Jeff’s comments on Rodgers for the most part if I were you; he already said the guy has had a lucky career

      • TheBigCheesy

        It’s not a big deal, I mean it’s very common for fans of rival teams. Especially given Jeff’s eternally optimistic perception of the Bears, it’s easy to forgive Jeff for wanting to go all Skip Bayless on Aaron Rodgers. I do this as well with sports figures at timea

        • Peanut FTW

          Vadge was great! I left the Buffalo D in even though my opponent had Vadge, and I had Dez against his Philly D. I thought I would win one of those matchups I didn’t think I’d own him on the other.
          It was great to see vadge and johnny football play awful football. The media had nothing left to talk about.

        • BerwynBomber

          Blogfather also thinks Andrew Luck gets away with mistakes that Cutler does not. The problem is he fails to recognize that Luck is decidedly more productive than Cutty, which is why Luck is more easily forgiven.

          • TheBigCheesy

            i almost commented earlier saying the same thing. Now, im sure that cutler would fare a little bit better if he had Indy’s D behind him, but to insinuate that the Bears would be in the same place if Andrew luck came in for Jay Cutler I think is a huge reach

      • DaBearsBlog

        So in a Tweet where I call Rodgers “an all-time great” I am taking the bloom off his rose?

        • BillW

          Twitter is a blessing and curse. Any attempt to say something in 140 characters has a good chance of coming up short.

          You tweet implied “he never tries difficult throws” as the reason his TD-INT stat is overblown. I suspect you meant something far more in depth than that.

        • TheBigCheesy

          i didnt say you’re taking it off, i just said that it seems to me that you’d love for it to come off. before the first bears packers game, you tweeted that cutler was playing better than rodgers. When Rodgers beat Miami you took a paragraph out of your column to criticize him for his fake spike. Then you proceeded to insinuate that he had a lucky career. And then, yesterday, the minute Rodgers began to struggle after one of the hotter qb streaks in history, you saw an opportunity to tweet a “yeah, but”. The tweet itself was ridiculous in itself (the turnover statistic is ridiculously significant in wins and losses, and Rodgers attempts incredibly difficult passes regularly. the guy who doesn’t attempt difficultt passes is peyton manning because he cant throw a spiral), but it the most telling thing was the timing of the tweet. It’s clear youve been frustrated by his success and the positive attention hes been getting and you’ve been waiting for his first sign of struggle to send out a negative tweet.

          in my opinion, it was pretty transparent.

      • Big Mike

        Go away Big Cheesy. Leave us alone in our misery..

    • BerwynBomber

      Agreed. Even that “common” throw of his in the RZ where he rolls to his right and throws across his body in the end zone is really something I rarely if ever see anyone else do. He hit one against us in the second Cheese game and I saw him do the same thing in Miami earlier in the year. The degree of the difficulty on that pass is pretty well off the charts.

      I think it’s more that Rodgers rarely throws a pass into double coverage. That is not a “difficult” throw; it is a risky or even stupid one.

      And sorry, but he ain’t getting ungodly that TD/INT ratio by dinking and dunking.

    • BearDown100393

      Not paid to be a Globetrotter quarterback. Paid to win games. No style points. Judges with scorecards applies to gymnastics, dance and figure skating. Not for being a NFL quarterback.

      • CanadaBear

        ?????????????????

        • BearDown100393

          “Attempting difficult throws”. Who cares when the team consistently wins?

          • BillW

            I got what you meant. QBs are not given style points for difficult throws. Jeff’s tweet seemed to say his TD-INT ratio was overblown not meaningful because he doesn’t throw difficult passes.

            In other words, if he DID throw difficult passes , then…

            Then what?

            I still think Jeff meant a lot more than could be expressed in 140 characters. I don’t think he was implying that Rodgers is not as good as his TD/INT ratio suggests because he refrains from throwing difficult passes.

            The fact is, Rodgers IS as good as his TD/INT ratio implies in part because he does not (or at least rarely) attempts difficult passes.

          • SC Dave

            The real point is that Rodgers throws very few *stupid* passes. And that’s a b[g part of why he is so damn good.

  • wreckinball

    Agree Rodgers moves keeps his head up goes through his progression and extends plays

    Bills got after him yesterday but saying he doesn’t make the tough throws is a little ridiculous

    You have to watch him against other teams because almost all throws against the Bears are easy

    • DaBearsBlog

      What I criticized was the glorification of his lack of interceptions.

      • Scharfinator

        He deserved a few more that Bills game.

        Better lucky than good.

        • GPLDAN

          Rodgers wideouts dropped a season-high 7 passes yesterday.

          He didn’t get much help.

          • BerwynBomber

            It was a combination of both. He looked extremely off and his receivers didn’t help him. The second INT really wasn’t on him as it bounced off Cobb’s hands and Nelson dropped what probably would have been a 95 yard touchdown.

            But the Bills also dropped two INTs.

          • Scharfinator

            Agreed, but Nelson also saved that pick six.

        • wreckinball

          I don’t feel the lucky as shit thing as much with Rodgers. Favre on the other hand seemed to have all go his way . Heave and hope

        • BillW

          And best to be both

      • BillW

        Deserves to be glorified. It’s a huge part of keeping the Pack in the conversation every year despite a bad defense.

        • BerwynBomber

          Yeah, it’s a pretty astounding stat. Say what you will about Rodgers, but he didn’t achieve it by a) dinking and dunking, or b) being stupid or careless with the ball.

      • SC Dave

        Dropped interceptions are not a stat. Nor are dropped touchdown passes.

        In the end, the cream rises to the top. And it’s never our guy.

  • GPLDAN

    Is it a universal truism that the people who want to lecture others on “growing the man” and “maturity” and any other perceived attribute like dignity and class are always, without exception, weasels and double-crossing asswipes when their own mettle is tested?

    Is, like, Bill Walsh the only exception to this rule?

    • Peanut FTW

      Coughlin is in that grow the man mold isn’t he? I think he’s great.

      • GPLDAN

        He is. Coughlin is a discipline guy all about character.

        • Trac

          He is my favorite active NFL coach from that standpoint. Smart as hell too.

          • CanadaBear

            He’s actually funny as hell. I saw some clips of him in camp walking around fucking with players. Really surprised me.

      • BearDown100393

        He did his best with Eli. He really did.

    • BillW

      I would say this – if you’re going to preach high ethics you better make sure you have your own house in order first.

      Trestman is exposed yet again as being too permissive – all talk but little to no action. The fact that Emery had to suspend Black Uni screamed that loud and clear (among many other things).

    • BillW

      You have to grow a pair before you can grow the man.

  • GPLDAN

    This season is over in 13 days and then this blog will go through a LONG offseason with hopefully a decent playoff run to post threads on.

    I would like to take this moment to implore MB to come back this off season and regale us with stories of coed conquests and San Diego car sightings. Vote up if you agree.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Have thought about this a great deal. I think the site is going to be a cemetery if they don’t make major changes.

      • GPLDAN

        There’s a site supposedly on social media somewhere (Facebook?) trying to get people to wear bags to the game tonight over their heads as a bizarre homage to the ‘Aints and also to send a message to George.

        Radio guys are talking it up. Also imploring people who may have paid hundreds for their tickets to stage a halftime walk-out if the Saints are killing them as a protest move.

        Gotta love Facebook and Twitter’s propensity to organize flash mob tactics.

        • BillW

          Strange how I remember a walkout request way back when the Bears were still at Wrigley. Didn’t happen then and tickets were only $7 for a 50 yardline seat.

          • GPLDAN

            It won’t happen. The stands are full of lawyers from Downers Grove and Hinsdale. They don’t even care enough to leave, esp. if the weather stays nice.

          • CanadaBear

            Do they all ride their Harley’s to the game when the weather is nice?

            When I was dating my wife we spent some time in the Black Hills right before Sturgis. The night before the rally we went in to walk around. It was hilarious. All of these doctors, lawyers, dentists, etc. all dressed up like they are in the Village People, acting like hard asses. I spotted some Hells Angels walking towards a bunch of these posers. When the HA’s walked by all of the Village People had to look at the sidewalk for a bit. Once the HA’s were safely out of site, they went back to being hard asses. I rode Harley’s for years and not once did I find that riding one improved my fighting skills.

          • GPLDAN

            Great story.

            Maybe the fans going tonight could give Bob Avellini a call. I’m sure he has a bunch of brown paper bags in his inventory.

          • CanadaBear

            How many DUI’s does he have? At least 7 or 8. And you know he got the “professional courtesy” a time or two from a Bears fan cop. Unlike Ditka!!!!!!! Man that cop was either Barney Fife or he hated the Bears.

          • Jack Lacan

            He’s had one (at least) from McGees in Lincoln Park…
            Great brunch…

          • SC Dave

            You have no idea how many times DItka did, or didn’t, get fan cop courtesy. Could have been 400.

          • BillW

            That was funny!

          • Jack Lacan

            It’s worth a half-pint of Maker’s Mark…

        • wreckinball

          The Aints If you cant be famous be infamous. The bag is now the ultimate symbol of futility.

      • GPLDAN

        I would be discussing with MB how terribly meta it was that the real life Spectre stole the script for a Bond flick about Spectre.

    • CanadaBear

      So far MB has 3 guests votes. They might not be familiar with MB. He used to be pretty hard on guests!

  • CanadaBear

    I’m not a big conspiracy guy but do you suppose the Cleveland mgmt threw Manziel to the dogs yesterday to give him a wakeup call? Cincy’s D hit him in the mouth and stole his lunch money. I know Cleveland was in the hunt for a playoff spot but realistically they were going nowhere. Cleveland’s mgmt had to know Cincy’s D was going to eat him alive.

    • GPLDAN

      Beat humility and work ethic into the kid?

      Sounds like the Browns are coached by Johnny Cash’s dad.

      • CanadaBear

        He looked like he got a msg delivered yesterday.

    • BearDown100393

      Is that what Shanahan was also doing for RGIII?

      • CanadaBear

        If it was, it didn’t work out too well.

    • Trac

      Manziel is going to suck in the NFL. Wasted draft pick. He doesn’t have 2013 NFL talent. Maybe 1978 talent.

      • GPLDAN

        We need T-shirts that say “Born with 1978 talent”

        And then hand them out to everyone here.

    • BerwynBomber

      Nah, I don’t see that. Not while they still had a chance at the post-season. I think it was more that Cleveland brass was looking for the right time to bench Hoyer and let Manziel play.

      • CanadaBear

        Even if they didn’t play him for that reason, it might work out that way. The way Cincy beat him up and kept taunting him was priceless. Hopefully Manziel got the msg.

        • BillW

          The problem for Cleveland fans is this: what’s Johnny Manziel without the swagger? Tim Tebow?

          • BearDown100393

            Tim Couch.

        • BerwynBomber

          Could be. But I’m starting to think Johnny Football won’t translate at this level regardless of his attitude or commitment.

          The problem with getting by on athletic ad-libbing in college is that you have to be an absolute freak of an athlete to pull it off the pro level. As a comparison, I don’t know if Manziel is the athlete that, say, Mike Vick was.

          • CanadaBear

            I was glad that “Jay was our QB” last draft.

          • BerwynBomber

            Debatable. I think Bortles and Bridgewater might eventually have careers that equal Cutty’s. But JFootball has serious bust potential.

  • beninnorcal

    Jeff, next year can you bring back DaBearsBlog Weekend Show and the picks contest? I miss those days.

  • GPLDAN

    How do the Saints, who had the #4 D overall last year, bring back pretty much the same team and same players and fall to #31 overall?

    • BerwynBomber

      Letting Malcom Jenkins go and signing Jarius Byrd to be his replacement only to see him end up on the IR all year didn’t help.

    • CanadaBear

      It’s the mirror image of our O.

    • they’ve missed a ton of tackles this year. PFF has them with 123 this year and only 77 last year (in 3 more games).

      Also, in general Rob Ryan’s D is a lot of trickery and schematics that creates advantageous matchups for them. Fooled people last year, they’re ready for it this year.

    • SC Dave

      Players not doing their jobs. Like a certain offense I know.

  • BillW

    Please someone fire this guy!

    (From the SunTimes – you’d almost swear the whole Kromer thing was intentional as a motivating tool)”

    The Bears’ second-year coach said the fallout from offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer’s comments to an NFL Network reporter and his tearful apology have brought the team closer together.

    “I just go by the demeanor of our football team during the week,” Trestman said on WBBM Newsradio Monday morning. “A lot of things that appeared to be outside the building, these distractions can certainly bring a team together. Our team was able to capture that and turn this into a very positive work week for us.”

    There have been a number of “positive” work weeks for the Bears this season. Remember the 50-plus points allowed to Green Bay and New England? Pretty sure Trestman called those positive weeks, too.

    As for how the incidents of last week will affect the offense, Trestman said the team needs no further motivation to work hard.

    “Well, I can only tell you that these guys have worked very hard during the week,” Trestman said. “They don’t need any extra motivation. They know, quite frankly, that they haven’t played up to the expectations of themselves or the fans. So they’re gonna do everything they can to get that done.”

    • It was a great week of practice. I’m sure that will translate over to the games, just like it has all year.

    • BearDown100393

      I find it odd that it is always on the players “to play up to expectations” before games and yet afterward the explanation for the loss begins with “I need to do my job better. We had great practices.” So which is it?

      • BillW

        Therein lies the hypocrisy of post-game analysis. All this “it starts with me” junk (8 times and counting) is simply trying to appear accountable and not call out players in public. But a tactic perceived is a tactic defended. We know you don’t mean it Marc! And if you do, then you should probably quit.

        And it is way past time to retire the “great week of practice” cliche. I have never heard a head coach say “Well, I saw that debacle coming. We had a lousy week of practice.”

        Because that one really IS on them.

        • BearDown100393

          Do the Bears have banners or flags hoisted for memorable seasons of great practices?

          • BillW

            Great idea! Suggest it to Da Site. I’m sure they could make money off that somehow.

  • Shady

    Leave it to the Danimal to come up with the best solutions:

    http://deadspin.com/former-player-dan-hampton-suggests-waterboarding-bears-1671232235

    • GPLDAN

      From the comments section:

      While you’re dismissing Hampton’s comments as asinine, a nervous Coach Trestman is currently asking Derrick Rose for his “I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirt.

      I nearly spit my coffee all over the table on that one.

    • GPLDAN

      Also disappointed in you for not voting up my MB post

    • SC Dave

      Poor old Dan. Too many blows to the head.

  • GPLDAN

    Patrick Bateman went from being an anti-hero to an ACTUAL hero:

    https://www.blinkist.com/en/blinks/the-wisdom-of-psychopaths-en/

    Because if there is anything the financial industry needs, it’s more guys like this.

    • Jack Lacan

      Bateman is scary — for everyone —
      A Rodgers with the short chain saw throw…

  • Jack Lacan

    Surely there must be a Green Lama – Tibetan – Confucian – aphorism to apply to the Bears this Southeastern Atlantic shore weather in Chicago…

  • CanadaBear
    • Jack Lacan

      Moon is a very smooth “sports writer – commentator”…One has to listen and read carefully…

      • GPLDAN

        Moon asks the right questions.

        If the Bears discovered that Kromer was the source of the leak, why trot him out there and make him apologize to the whole team?

        The players promptly leaked that info. Many had no idea it was Kromer and were shocked.

        Why not have Kromer just apologize privately to Cutler then? By announcing it, they virtually guaranteed the information became public and then responded by NOT firing him.

        that is just weird. It’s counterproductive management.

        • Jack Lacan

          Working the media like John Coltrane’s chord changes…

        • Big Mike

          Here are my thoughts on all things Bears tonight. http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/098/889/332.jpg

        • SC Dave

          In the twatter age, do you really think the team can shut this shit down? Not without firing players, coaches, and any other staff for it.

          Were I them, I’d put jammers in Halas Hall so no one could connect to the internet inside the building, At least give them a chance to deliberately think about being stupid.

  • Big Mike
  • Peanut FTW

    I wonder if Emery is hoping for an 0-3 ending here. Not because of the 1-2 spots in the draft but simply for a definitive out for canning the whole lot of em and starting from scratch.

    • CanadaBear

      He’d better be careful what he’s wishing. If we go 0-3, PE should also be on shaky ground. I think he should be because of Nessman and the Cutler contract. I’m just guessing on the salaries but if George shit cans PE on down, it would cost around $8 mil in salaries (not including the incoming salaries). That’s a lot of coin but at some point even the McCaskey’s have to be embarrassed about this mess.

      • GPLDAN

        It’s NFL standard that a GM gets one bite at the coach hiring apple.

        If your hire is a total shit bird like Trestman, how do you survive?

        I know Ginny thinks Phil is a polite young man, but he’s also a total idiot.

        • Big Mike

          I think the whole situation is abnormal, because it was 1/2 of a clean sweep when Emery came in. Lovie was here and Emery had to work around him. When Lovie was canned, Emery had his hands tied I believe. I’m a Phil Emery fan. From him on down, I think the crew needs to go.

          • GPLDAN

            I really really really don’t agree on Phil Emery.

          • Big Mike

            I’m an optimist. I don’t believe there is an upgrade over Emery available that provides enough of a greater upside to be worth going backwards 3 years. There will be however Coaching staffs that are gigantic upgrades over the crew we have.

          • GPLDAN

            To believe in Phil requires that you believe he runs a tight ship with respect to the draft, he has a vision to build the team – and you respect his deal making in the field.

            He may have a vision, but it’s dumb.

            His deal making prowess is a mixed bag based on the free agents he has secured. He has not executed a draft day trade, content to pick where they fall. A sign of strength or a sign that other GMs want no part of him? Hard to say.

          • CanadaBear

            He did trade up for Alshon. I think he traded up in the 4th rd for Carey or Vereen. That’s why we didn’t have a 5th rounder. Other than that, totally agree.

          • Big Mike

            Hard to say, but he’s also been handcuffed by having so many gaping holes on both sides of the ball. Easy to be down on every body after this team blew up. I’m as frustrated and disappointed as everyone. It’s simply my opinion that Emery is a good GM who is going to get better. The coaching staff on the other hand is beyond repair.

    • BillW

      While I would hope an 0-3 finish would be definitive enough, if he is hoping for that then he’s already made up his mind.

      I think we’re all speculating continually because we want to convince ourselves change will happen. At least I know I am.

      Conversely, a 3-0 finish (highly unlikely) would make it tough for Emery to fire Trestman in the McCaskeys eyes. I think even a 2-1 finish does that as well.

      And then we will be entertianed by Emery claiming that keeping Trestman on was his decision alone. And firing Kromer, Tucker, JoeD was Trestman’s decision.

      Mullin points out what I suspected – it’s virtually unheard of for a coach to fire all three corrdinators while keeping his job.

      And he points out what Jeff has said several times – if Emery doesn’t think Trestman can do the job, then the only way to save his own job is to convince the McCaskeys to give him another HC hire now.

      By the way, I keep wondering – though I know the answer: Why is Teddy literally never mentioned in any of the articles I read lately about Bear management? Maybe something is up there too?

      • GPLDAN

        It’s not true that Teddy has stayed above the fray.

        Hub and others have openly stated that George needs to clean house AND move Ted out of the way to head bean counter and give President of Football Operations to a strong guy, maybe a combo Pres/GM guy like Parcells was given.

        • BillW

          Oh – I know that. What I meant was no writer even asks or wonders what Teddy thinks about all this. Emery and George were criticized for not being a part of the news conference late last week.

          No one has bothered to criticize Teddy for any of this. Meaning of course it’s a foregone conclusion that his football related opinions are worthless (to the media and fans). Yet he sits between Phil and George. So is it possible that George has become the defacto head football guy – for now?

          I just keep hoping that reality hits the McCaskeys. That article in the SunTimes about how the Packers got fed up losing to the Bears and decided they had to get football people in charge was depressing – in that we’ve switched places.

          The series lead at one time seemed insurmountable. Now it seems likely they will be ahead by the league centennial. Doesn’t anyone in the family care about that stuff anymore?

      • Big Mike

        I don’t think anything except 5-11 and getting embarrassed weekly seals the deal and pushes the clown car out of the city. If Trestman doesn’t go, coordinators are going to be scrap heap guys. Who wants to come to a team with a lame duck HC, who couldn’t lead a parade of 1, let alone an NFL team

      • BearDown100393

        Phillips is the Bears’ version of Crane Kenney.

  • BillW

    Last thought for the day –
    Trestman is under contract for two more years. There is nothing to say that an announcement will be made about his returning. Nothing has to be said if he is not getting fired.

    So not only may we not get to see him replaced, we probably won’t even get a decent Q&A opportunity regarding the decision. We may just get “Marc is our coach” and “we regret that Aaron, Mel, and Joe will be pursuing other opportunities next year. We wish them well as we continue to improve the team”.

    • CanadaBear

      I don’t know how they could spin it if they fired all 3 coordinators and not the HC.

      • BillW

        Me either. But I don’t trust them to see that as an obstacle. The bar on credibility was set very low last week.

        • CanadaBear

          Totally agree but for some reason I think George might actually own a pair. Have no evidence of that, just a hunch. I don’t know how they keep Teddy in the football operations part of the business or keep anyone in operations mgmt from PE on down.

          • BillW

            Agree about Teddy – it appears Teddy’s already moved out of the football end.

          • CanadaBear

            Really? Why do you think that?

          • BillW

            Never hear from him or about him. Even in the media except for writers to say he should be replaced. they know he isn’t part of this discussion about kromer. But it seems they think George is. So it’s a hunch that’s all

  • GPLDAN
    • BillW

      Oh crap. I really don’t want to watch this game tonight but I can see now that’s going to be difficult. I’d like to hear what they have to say.

      You see, when I watch I want them to win. And I get upset when they don’t. But I truly believe the Mccaskeys are hoping for some reason to not fire Trestman. So while I’m not a believer in tanking for a draft choice, I can’t help but hope they lose for the good of the team.

      Now of course my wanting them to win won’t make it happen…
      Just like my wanting them to fire Trestman won’t make it happen

    • Trac

      The big contract will always be the rub on Cutty.

      • BillW

        Well, Cutty wasn’t going turn it down, so if anyone it should be on Emery.

      • Big Mike

        Contract isn’t that huge. I think the Bears have an out in year 3.

    • BearDown100393

      They both suck for different reasons and price tags. Jay is like a lousy meal at a 5* restaurant. Josh is a lousy not so fresh Subway sandwich.

      • CanadaBear

        When I get a shitty sandwich at Subway it’s, oh well. When I’ve gotten a so-so meal at a very expensive restaurant it’s a pisser for a couple of weeks.

        • huntinbare

          If you are in a 5 star restaurant and they bring out ” spam and corned beef hash” tell them to take it back and fix it…if they don’t do it right …give the check to the manager perched upon the garbage flying like a flag stuck through the fork….Does this remind you of how the meal Halas hall served up to the city should go down

  • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

    Bear down, brothers, because what else are we gonna do?

  • BerwynBomber

    Gotta believe that Rodgers worst game ever as a pro would be good karma for Jay. I say we put 34 on the board tonight, and no, 28 don’t come in junk time. Problem is, Brees might be capable of matching that output himself.

    Final tally: Bears 34 Saints 31

  • Jack Lacan

    Any t-shirts for watching this one tonight???

  • Jack Lacan

    Bobby!!!! Just watched the Timberland commercial with the flames coming out of the toilet connected to an electrical switch…Very funny indeed…

  • wreckinball

    Two bad Ds one great QB

    Saints 35 21

  • Jack Lacan

    How about “I Watched The Bears vs. Saints– Not Center Ice.

  • Jack Lacan

    Anyone else got the extra 3.5 liter bottle tonight?

  • Viva

    The Bears have given up 378 points so far this season. The next closest team (NFC) is the Redskins with 370, and they have played 1 more game than us.
    We suck.
    Dave Toub for HC.

    • Viva

      We gave up 202 in 2005.

      • Jack Lacan

        Can I get 450?

  • Jack Lacan

    Any chance of a MUMPS breakout in the Bears locker room?

  • Jack Lacan

    As George Costanza would say — MUMPS that’s a funny word…like Hebert or Manure…

  • Trac

    Bears are gonna destroy the Saints. Watch. Hee hee.

  • BearDown100393

    Pre Game begins with “I’ll Be Home For The Playoffs”

  • BerwynBomber

    These ESPN MNF telecasts are so effing overdone …

  • wreckinball

    Actually Cutler is playing for a lot. He ll be one more year and then holding a clip board at best unless he shows something.

    Maybe we’ll see an inspired performance.

    • BerwynBomber

      I think he will play well but he is not going anywhere regardless.

  • Jack Lacan

    Soldier Field parking lot shot on ESPN —some boys have at least two tables filled with top shelf bottles…they will have a great game…Cheers!!!!

  • huntinbare

    When you do not have talent
    The only tool left is inspiration
    I hope the talent we have
    Do thier best to inpire us to look

    • Jack Lacan

      “their” best…I taught writing for 40 years…sorry…

      • huntinbare

        Thanks professor…but I don’t mind making a fool of myself..benn doing it for way too many years

        • huntinbare

          See how I did that…

          • Jack Lacan

            Ya,eh!!!

        • Jack Lacan

          Apologies again — you ain’t no fool…you’re a Bear fan…forever…

  • Emery distancing himself from Trestman. That makes me happy.

    Tells me Trestman is gone. Emery knows this and is trying to save his job.

    • huntinbare

      I have not paid much attention once the soap opera started this week. If you don’t mind taking the time….how did he show he wants to step away?

      • he said the decision to keep or fire Kromer was entirely Trestman’s, and Emery doesn’t like that Kromer is still here.

        • basically screaming “I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS DON’T FIRE ME TOO”

          • huntinbare

            Thanks and if it is that serious maybe Virgibia started throwing furniture around the room.

  • wreckinball

    Gruden has some good advice. Win the toss take the ball and drive it

  • Shady

    Rich Cohen @richcohen2003
    the future begins today for the bears. we’ve touched the bottom of the pool. we are swimming for the light. #bears @_Chicago_Sports
    Retweeted by DaBearsBlog

    I keep thinking we’ve touched the bottom, but somehow we keep sinking to new lows!

    One time Bears, one time. This is it.

    • huntinbare

      Usually when you swim for the light you are on your way to the great beyond….all that is left is a carcass

  • Jack Lacan

    Chucky Gruden and Mike Krzyzewski both look as if they have permanent sinus infections…

  • Jack Lacan

    Rich Cohen – the Jacques Cousteau of football…

  • huntinbare

    FALL OUT BOY
    Lead singer does the anthem
    Is that some dark reference to someone getting fired after the game

    • Shady

      They’re from the area.

  • Shady

    Why is it so smokey?

    • Jack Lacan

      A shitload of Bear fans blowing bowls at the McCormick Center?

  • Shady

    Holding on special teams.

    That’s the way to start.

  • huntinbare

    How many games have started with the call “half the distance to the goal line”…

    • wreckinball

      All of them?

  • Jack Lacan

    Cutty Sark going down…

  • Shady

    And here… we… go…

    Buckle the fuck up boys. This is going to be a clown show.

  • Jack Lacan

    Gruden – “the weather is a factor”…it’s smoky out there…

  • Born in 85

    I’ve got no smart ass quips for this one…just sad to be cheering for a bottom feeder

    • Jack Lacan

      Me too…but ya gotta keep laughing or it’s truly over…

  • huntinbare

    Vereen using his head..luck be a lady tonight…please protect us from ourselves

  • Jack Lacan

    Welcome to the Barclays Fumble Recovery Premiere League…this could go on for ninety minutes and a tea interval..

  • huntinbare

    Where is the new fullback…surely he can get a yard

  • wreckinball

    Terrible pass and not doing the easy things

    • Jack Lacan

      Gruden coaching Cutty in the play by play…finish on the front foot etc…

  • wreckinball

    I think the “talented” O is not so much It’s not all coaching

  • Jack Lacan

    It is tackle football boys…

  • Shady

    Paea just destroyed Bostic.

  • wreckinball

    That’s our plan hope they drop them

    • Jack Lacan

      It’s like the Luck Health Plan..

  • Shady

    What a shit show. If the NFL was smart they’d cut to Heidi right now.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Game

    • Jack Lacan

      How about Charlie Brown Christmas???

  • wreckinball

    Of course

  • huntinbare

    Only our special teams can screw up a free lunch

  • AlbertInTucson

    Wow. You’d NEVER guess this was a pair of 5-8 teams, eh?

  • Jack Lacan

    It’s not quite as smoky out there as it was before…

    • huntinbare

      No smoking inside the facility…

      • BearDown100393

        Unless it is Jay.

        • Jack Lacan

          He IS a J…

    • Jack Lacan

      They turned on some fans in the McCormick center to get rid of the joint smoke.

  • wreckinball

    Zebras suck

  • BearDown100393

    This is like watching the 4th game of pre-season but only with starters.

  • wreckinball

    Keep running

  • wreckinball

    I’m astonished a blitz

  • BearDown100393

    Jon Gruden makes an impassioned defense of Rob Ryan and his coaching staff. No mention of Mel Tucker.

    • Jack Lacan

      Rob Ryan has all than hippie hair-mustache going — very cool in New Owleans…

      • BearDown100393

        Also popular amongst crab boat captains in the Bering Sea.

        • Jack Lacan

          Outstanding humor…

          • Jack Lacan

            LOL…

  • Jack Lacan

    The Green Lama just attacked Cutty…

  • wreckinball

    Bree’s is always up and ready Cutler looks like the grinch

    • Jack Lacan

      Network may switch to The Grinch…

    • BearDown100393

      Mumps wastes itself on hockey players instead of overpaid quarterbacks.

  • Shady

    This is like sitting through a full course meal, except the meal is awful.

    • wreckinball

      Maybe ESPN will be merciful and not schedule the Bears next year

      • Jack Lacan

        They will go for the Dolphins…

      • BearDown100393

        It is already locking up those Johnny Manziel starts.

  • M42

    Can’t wait for cutler and bush rod to get into it on the sidelines. No more using a reporter crap. At least give the fans in the stands something fun to watch.

  • wreckinball

    Quite a difference eh?

    • wreckinball

      Ditto

    • huntinbare

      After those 3plays that drives total yards had to be negative

  • Jack Lacan

    I wish it would get smoky out there again…

  • huntinbare

    We are slow to recover…

  • BearDown100393

    Jon Gruden is broaching Madden Favre-Love Territory with Drew Brees.

    • wreckinball

      Bree’s has fucked up some but you can see it coming He is going to rip us a new one

      Don’t expect the same from the grinch

      • Shady

        It’s Drew Breeze.

        • wreckinball

          Spell check too lazy to correct

    • Jack Lacan

      Was that a Bro-mance or a Announlove???

      • BearDown100393

        Yes.

  • Jack Lacan

    I cannot remember a finer first quarter of football college or professional and I’m seventy-four years old…

  • huntinbare

    Down by only three after 1 qtr.
    The coaches have us in position to steal one…
    Whoooopie; what a show!

    • wreckinball

      You meant 7?

      • huntinbare

        Yep …just trying to make it seem like the coaches didn’t know what was happening…they lost me tonight when they threw on 3rd and 1

    • Jack Lacan

      3 – 7 – 14 what the hell is the difference at this time.

  • Shady

    Fuller has hit the rookie wall with help from Megatron, Dez Bryant, Jimmy Graham. He gets Megatron again next week.

  • Jack Lacan

    Pylon tackles better than Bears…

    • huntinbare

      He said that was the hardest hit he absorbed so far

      • BearDown100393

        Emery just talked himself out of franchise tagging that pylon and instead giving it a 7 year deal.

        • Jack Lacan

          That is truly funny — LOL# two thousand for this evening – thanks…

        • huntinbare

          Good one…

    • BearDown100393

      Gold.

  • huntinbare

    Jack, I just gotta ask…were you in your 30’s when the season started?

    • Jack Lacan

      I felt like I was thirty five and then after Packers – New England I aged forty five years…

  • Old broken romanian Jericho

    Lol, Trestman you fucking cocksucker. Call a goddamn slant or any other play to get alshon the ball … You know, like you did all last year. I’m out

    • Jack Lacan

      What is on your mind here??? Just asking — David Haugh

  • Old broken romanian Jericho

    Throw it to 17

  • wreckinball

    Wow what a difference

  • Old broken romanian Jericho

    Alshon Jeffrey???

    • Shady

      Almost. Good d.

      • Old broken romanian Jericho

        Gotta take those shots earlier in the game. What the fuck

        • Shady

          This whole thing is fuck

        • BearDown100393

          Agreed. Go ahead and gunsling. Doesn’t matter anymore. Show Bortles how it is done. Give Alshon a shot at feeling like the #1 option out there without Marshall.

  • BearDown100393

    I want the next head coach to stand in the rain wearing a hoody with cut off sleeves. Trestman wearing his London Fog digs looks as excited as a dude waiting for the dog to take a crap.

    • wreckinball

      Whole team looks that way

    • Jack Lacan

      Are you certain that’s not a North Face jacket?

      • BearDown100393

        North Face sounds a bit too intimidating for Trestman. London Fog seems more applicable.

  • wreckinball

    Best play so far

    • Shady

      Rat still playing.

  • AlbertInTucson

    And it’s”5-8′ coverage as that was the 3rd time tonight already tht Tirico or Gruden has mis-identified the teams.

    • BearDown100393

      They found a flask engraved Summerall in the desk drawer.

      • wreckinball

        Don’t blame them

  • huntinbare

    Look on the bright side…our coaching staff is leading the timeout game 3-0…

    • wreckinball

      Yes we can get our ineffective plays off in 35 seconds that’s the good practice

      • huntinbare

        We will hear about this positive aspect in the presser…can’t wait for the expert analysis

  • wreckinball

    Ok D looked somewhat respectable

    • BearDown100393

      “Tucker’s Last Stand”

      • Jack Lacan

        That’s the Tucker automobile…

        • BearDown100393

          Doubling as Briggs’ new home delivery ribs service in about 4 weeks.

    • huntinbare

      Or the Saints O is as bad as
      Oh never mind

      • wreckinball

        Bask in the glory for a moment

  • huntinbare

    C’MON

  • wreckinball

    Holy shit

  • BearDown100393

    Illegal formation penalty.

  • wreckinball

    A joke

    • BearDown100393

      We need to be sensitive and understanding about this situation. Trestman didn’t have a chance to practice that play.

      • huntinbare

        Actually that is exactly the way they practiced it…no one realized it would be a penalty. .maybe we should hire a ref to supervise the practices?

  • Shady

    We’re the Oakland Raiders.

    • wreckinball

      You dissing the Raiders!

    • BearDown100393

      No they have a quarterback with potential.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    this team is a joke

    • AlbertInTucson

      Jokes are funny. THIS is sad.

  • huntinbare

    Illegal formation…on a trick play……just checking all the boxes

  • AlbertInTucson

    Well, wasn’t THAT “Special”.

  • Jack Lacan

    Can we be certain that this game is not being played somewhere farther down Lake Shore Drive — in a park…or someplace off Sheridan Rd…?

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    is Tucker still running the Dfense or Running to his house?

  • AlbertInTucson

    There’s no “I” in TEAM, gang.

    But there certainly is one in PATHETIC.

  • Shady

    How do they have 5 wins?

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    If the couching staff will get fired, I will endure this

    • BearDown100393

      You bought a bad couch?

      • huntinbare

        I believe this is a reference to our
        Rent to buy “couching staff”

      • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

        not even high..

  • wreckinball

    And that’s how a real QB plays

    • huntinbare

      Penalty…NO PROBLEM
      First down

    • BearDown100393

      Don’t disturb Jay right now. He’s busy watching Jimmy peel his orange.

    • Old broken romanian Jericho

      Lol

  • Trac

    Bears D playing pretty good. Anytime you can hold them to 7 points in the first half, ju hotta be qqqappy wit dat!

    • wreckinball

      D line !

  • wreckinball

    Why not go for it?

    • Old broken romanian Jericho

      Because they’re playing real football to win the NFC south and its not nintendo

      • Jack Lacan

        You’re not sure of this are you?

      • wreckinball

        We can’t move at all cross the 50 they should go

  • Jack Lacan

    Dear God in Heaven – there should never be a “delay of game” penalty in a game of this quality.

    • huntinbare

      Consider the sources…we are always down for one or two any game
      Especially after a timeout

  • Jack Lacan

    36 yards of offense — this is definitely being played at Shewbridge Field…

  • wreckinball

    Have to say D line is playing inspired.

    Now can the O do something

  • BerwynBomber

    D line keeping us in this game.

  • huntinbare

    Bout time now don’t stop

    • huntinbare

      Right pass after first down after the run
      I forgot that is how we roll

  • BearDown100393

    Jon Gruden really loves the Bears offense right now.

    • wreckinball

      I think he’s being kind

      • Jack Lacan

        I think Jon and his partner want a giant glass of Grey Goose Vodka.

        • Jack Lacan

          And plane tickets…

        • huntinbare

          That was the plan but all announcers that suffer/call the Bears games are subject to body searches before entering the booth

        • BearDown100393

          Tirico (during television timeout): Why am I being punished doing Stockton’s gig?

          • Jack Lacan

            Once again LOL — the laughter continues for another half…

  • wreckinball

    And now the obligatory end of half TD

    • Jack Lacan

      An excellent call…

      • Jack Lacan

        I trust you meant the Saints touchdown?

        • wreckinball

          Of course

          • Jack Lacan

            How did you do that?

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    sorry guys, but I’ll go for a bottle or rum, can’t watch it sober

    • Jack Lacan

      GO FOR THE BIG BOTTLE …

  • huntinbare

    Everybody..”puts a blanket on our offense”

  • Trac

    I figure it will be 10 years before the Bears play prime time again.

    • Scott W.

      I dunno Trac. Everyone likes a train wreck.

  • AlbertInTucson

    There’s no “I” in TEAM, gang.

    But there’s TWO in RIDICULOUS!

  • wreckinball

    Man hitting a receiver even with a guy on him

  • Jack Lacan

    We’re not far from watching NFL players that should be paid minimum wage…show business or no show business…this spectacle is not professional or worthy of their salaries…

  • huntinbare

    Saw that in hockey

  • wreckinball

    And here it comes

  • wreckinball

    Bingo

  • Old broken romanian Jericho

    90yds

  • Old broken romanian Jericho

    Trrstman, that’s called a slant

    • huntinbare

      Amen

  • BearDown100393

    Getting pumped up for Trestman’s end of the half kneel down playcall.

    • Jack Lacan

      Knee on kickoff return?

  • AlbertInTucson

    Somebody pass me a fork.

  • huntinbare

    We were bleeding…should we have used our timeouts to slow them down to avoid the inevitable

  • BerwynBomber

    P.S. this is arguably the worst defense we will see the last three games.

    • BearDown100393

      Unless you count our own.

      • huntinbare

        Good one

  • burntorangenavyblue

    Watching the creepy Dr. Pepper guy molest the College Football Championship trophy is more entertaining than the Bears product tonight

    • burntorangenavyblue

      He is surely scoring more too

  • huntinbare

    “Safety out of play in the middle”
    Was Trico talking about MT’s D

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    I can bet, Ted Phillips is sitting on his couch watching “soap operas” with a coup of wine instead of watching this crap

    • huntinbare

      He is busy with the foriegn markets..his job was done after he agreed to sign Cutlers check

  • wreckinball

    The grinch sucks

    • Old broken romanian Jericho

      There was 12 seconds left faggot

      • wreckinball

        Bad pass he was open Get a grip dude that sucked

        • BearDown100393

          Colonel Fitts must be a big hero in Romania.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            How do you guys let this shit slide that you see? One trick ponies all of you

          • BearDown100393

            You must be cold standing in the rain. Come into the garage. I’ll get you a towel.

  • Jack Lacan

    Tight spiral…

  • BearDown100393

    “One of the most disappointing offense first halves I’ve seen in awhile.” – Jon Gruden after yet another interception.

  • GPLDAN

    “The worst offensive half of football I have ever seen.” -Gruden

    • Scott W.

      My favorite of the night: “Jay Cutler needs better etiquette at the line of scrimmage”.
      What was the over/under on EVER hearing that phrase during an NFL game?

      • BerwynBomber

        Gruden’s been on fire. Funny, I always counted him a Cutty “gunslinger” fan. Wonder if he just snapped.

        • wreckinball

          Hard to stay a fan unless you’re blind

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            Dude, just once id like you point out anyone else doing shitty besides cutler you fucking fag. God damn it, are you even fucking watching?

          • wreckinball

            You either are related to the grinch insane or blind maybe all of the above?

      • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

        “Taylor his game”?

      • Old broken romanian Jericho

        What was funny was that wad after longwhiffed on his block and forte ran right by the guy a second time.

        the free passes for forte and bennett have to stop

    • huntinbare

      And he has seen alot of them

  • johnnywad

    This blows.

  • Jack Lacan

    Now I definitely want it to get smoky out there..

  • Trac

    The Bears have been so bad this year, i almost went out and bought another Boston Terrier.

  • GPLDAN

    I just got home from dinner at Harry Carey’s at Water Tower Place where I had dinner.

    I stayed there until the beginning of the game. The place has a lot of televisions.

    ALL of them were on the Hawce channel. CSN Sports or whatever it was.

    All of them.

    And the Hawks game is on tomorrow.

    • Trac

      What did you have?

      • GPLDAN

        Disappointment on a bun.

        • johnnywad

          Shit sandwich

          • AlbertInTucson

            And there no “I” in TEAM but there’s TWO in SHIT SANDWICH!

          • johnnywad

            You’re rolling uncle Al

        • Viva

          tasty.

        • Trac

          That was a kind answer. Thank you for that. hahaha

    • Viva

      Da Hawksce!

    • Viva

      a rerun no less…

      • huntinbare

        Highlights from the ’60s

  • TheBigCheesy

    i genuinely fear for a complete overhaul of the chicago bears.

    • BearDown100393

      Why? Did Thompson and McCarthy sign a secret deal to join Chicago?

  • GPLDAN

    Jeff tweets:

    This offenses is wretched.

    Yesssss my preciousss, awful it is, tricksies they play! Nasssty, nassssty trestman…

  • BearDown100393

    Gruden watched the Bears and decided to stay in the booth until the end of time.

  • GPLDAN

    Gruden just announced he signed up for the ESPN booth until 2021.

    And why not? Millions to watch football. No headaches.

    • BerwynBomber

      People hate him but I like him. He’s more technical than anyone else out there. Even if he occasionally over-praises someone.

      • BearDown100393

        No over-praising Cutler and the offense yet.

  • AlbertInTucson

    There’s no “I” in TEAM but this IS one in STINK.

  • Viva

    Mark Trestman must go.

    • wreckinball

      Yes but it’s more than that

    • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

      out with bodygards, know two folks can eat his cap…… but if u ask me I’ll eat any of his daughters

  • wreckinball

    Brees always getting ready upbeat and then there is the grinch

    • Old broken romanian Jericho

      You already said that

      • wreckinball

        Are u watching the game!

        • BearDown100393

          Colonel Fitts is too busy looking for pot in his son’s room.

  • GPLDAN

    “Our offense is completely inept.” -Trestman interviewed back from the half.

    No shit.

    • Scott W.

      They all know it’s hopeless. Gone are the days when they fought for respect. They’ve quit, and they’ve gotten too good at that.
      4 years in a row, *poof* we are done.
      I think the Trestman hire was a sincere effort to make the offense very good, as was the Cutler signing.
      Unfortunately, they are both mistakes, and the 2 biggest we could have made.

      • BearDown100393

        Admiral Ackbar understands the predicament. It seemed like a good idea to attack the Death Star. It seemed like a good idea to draw the rebel fleet in closer. But these were 2 big mistakes. The Death Star was operational. And it was a trap!

        • GPLDAN

          + a lot

    • BearDown100393

      He meant to say impotent. And wasn’t referring to football at all. It all came out wrong.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Because there IS no “I” in TEAM but there IS one in IMPOTENT !

    • AlbertInTucson

      Because there is no “I” in TEAM, but there IS one in INEPT !

  • GPLDAN

    “I even dislike the way they leave the locker room at half.” -Gruden, on the Bears

  • AlbertInTucson

    Traffic alert: Beware of tires rolling down Lake Shore Drive, Chicagoans, because the wheels have come off your Bears.

    • GPLDAN

      Al, your brilliance cannot be measured by instruments made by human hands.

  • BerwynBomber

    Big time pocket presence move by Brees. That’s one of the reasons he can play the position at his size.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Easy, Berwyn. A) He’s playing the Bears, 2) His play this year is one of the reasons the Saints also come in 5-8 and i) He’s playing the Bears.

      Had to work an “I” in here because, There is no “I” in Brees.

  • BillW

    Decided to start watching. Let’s see. We scored 0 points so I assume it’s the defense fault. Two more cutler ints. Again certainly not his fault.

    For any cutler apologists left. You can’t win if you don’t score

    • wreckinball

      Nope not at all

    • BearDown100393

      Colonel Fitts loves Cutler.

  • huntinbare

    Atta boy mel

  • AlbertInTucson

    If you’re Trestman, don’t you say “Jay, have a seat” in the second half out of spite?

    • wreckinball

      Why not let Jimmy play

      • Jack Lacan

        Jimmy has those funny shoes and doesn’t like George because he’s a chucker…

  • Jack Lacan

    We don’t seem to be performing well in “all phases of the game”.

  • AlbertInTucson

    There IS no “I” in OFFENSE”, but there are TWO in INTERCEPTION!

    • AlbertInTucson

      Hell, there’s THREE if you spell it INTIRCEPTION. Like they do in Wisconsin.

  • Old broken romanian Jericho

    Laughable

    • wreckinball

      You actually think we could execute that

      • Old broken romanian Jericho

        All last year, brees is 27/30 for gods sake.

        • wreckinball

          Welcome to 2014 where we can’t

      • Old broken romanian Jericho

        I don’t know if we can force saints defenders to trail all of our WRs by 5 yards but drew must be convincing

        • wreckinball

          Hmm hit him in the numbers adjusting his delivery to avoid the pass getting blocked while sliding away from pressure
          Grinch doesn’t have that in him

  • Shady

    smfh

  • GPLDAN

    That looked like a pre-season scrimmage drive against the red team.

    • AlbertInTucson

      It’s all about those 2nd half adjustments.

  • Jack Lacan

    Pylon missed a tackle there…

  • GPLDAN

    And to think: Trestman won’t be fired tomorrow.

    • johnnywad

      There’s no way he’s coaching next year. No way.

      • Trac

        what if the Saints win the Superbowl. huh? huh?

        • johnnywad

          Brees is a good dude. I could live with that. Long is it isn’t the Lions or Packers

      • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

        sit and watch. same shit next year.

    • Scott W.

      Isn’t it astounding, how big a mistake Emery made hiring him?

  • huntinbare

    That “little kid” reference says it all HALAS HALL
    They are taking pleasure in mocking

  • BillW

    What does Mundy do for a living?

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    It must be empty, can’t hear anybody yelling

    • BearDown100393

      Not quite. Pretty certain Virginia’s wheezing echoed.

  • Shady

    Those Joe Perillo commercials are borderline pronographic.

  • GPLDAN

    I hope all those high school kids of suburban lawyers and doctors are enjoying their night at Soldier Field.

    • Scott W.

      Great post.

    • BearDown100393

      Winner.

    • huntinbare

      “Lethargic”…”non competitive”…how are these adjectives sounding to the brain trust
      I cannot remember the Bears ever being described by these words

      • Big Mike

        Not once in 45 years as a fan

      • BearDown100393

        And yet 100% correct.

  • wreckinball

    Coaching still sucks but BOTH sides of the ball have serious holes.

    The O is not who we thought they were

  • GPLDAN

    Down goes Frazier!

  • GPLDAN

    “I am disgusted with what I am watching.” – Gruden

  • FantuzPhysics

    I’m no longer sure Jay wants to win.

    • BearDown100393

      I’m no longer sure he ever really did.

      • FantuzPhysics

        Agreed. Put in someone who is fighting for their NFL life. Clausen, Fales, why not?

      • Old broken romanian Jericho

        Are you watching this game? Forte,bushrod,Bennett? Why do you guys not ever address football as a whole? Fucking infuriating. You’d rather be trolls at all fucking tines

        • GPLDAN

          Let it go Waffle matic.

          Cutler is awful.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            Brutal

        • BillW

          Johnny. Tomorrow tell us what you think the Bears need to do to become contenders

    • Hank

      Guys, this is the crux of it. His teammates don’t want him to win.

      • BerwynBomber

        That’s it! He needs all new teammates! A whole new team.! That will fix him!

      • BearDown100393

        “They won’t play for him, Tony” – Cap Rooney.

  • BearDown100393

    “Lethargic, Non competitive. Ugly.” – Gruden

  • BillW

    Think they have quit on trestman? . I think he gets fired tomorrow if they are shut out.

    • wreckinball

      And then next week they’ll quit on the interim coach

    • johnnywad

      I don’t know about tomorrow, but there is no way this wet noodle is coaching next year. It isn’t possible

  • Old broken romanian Jericho

    Why is forte getting a pass on his abject failure in blocking here? Bushrod? Fucking block much? Those two are a joke

    • wreckinball

      There are degrees of suckiness

      • BearDown100393

        The post-doc PhD is “Cutty Laude”

  • GPLDAN

    Come on put in Clausen.

    • BearDown100393

      He can’t play ’cause Jay crapped in his helmet.

  • GPLDAN

    “We need to play better.”

    “We will watch the film and work on being better these last two games.”

    Any other Nessman platitudes you can come up with?

    • BillW

      Great week of practice. How could you forget?

      • GPLDAN

        Oh shit!

        Of course!

        “We had a great week of practice”

        • Jack Lacan

          “We’re in a good place here”…

  • Big Mike

    this is what you get when your coach is terrible. Bad schemes, no discipline, no effort.
    Lovie Smith never had an offense perform like this. I’m embarrassed to be a fan.

    • huntinbare

      The good thing about this performance is that it continues to show the same picture…this year was not an anomaly at any point.

      • Big Mike

        Trestmans been the coach for 2 years. Last year they wre 8-8 but he got a pass. He sucked last year too

        • huntinbare

          The only ? they have to answer is how much more can they stand

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    Sad watching Tillman aside….would he ask Lovie for a job?

    • BearDown100393

      If you read that really fast with assumptions, it is hilarious and bewildering.

  • BearDown100393

    Kate Upton leads men better than either Trestman or Cutler.

    • wreckinball

      Wow what an amazing interim coach choice

      • BearDown100393

        Rides horses as well.

  • BearDown100393

    Johnny Manziel understands what Jay Cutler is experiencing right now.

    • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

      For Manziel’s sake he’d better watch this game and learn NFL’s live could turn ugly as this.

  • burntorangenavyblue

    Pathetic effort by many tonight in all phases. New team name suggestions?
    Chicago:
    Poison
    Traffic Jam
    Park District Practice Squad
    Lake Effect (Can never expect what you’ll get)

    • AlbertInTucson

      Tasers. Because they are STUNningly bad.

    • BearDown100393

      Alouettes

    • Shady

      The Rochester Jeffersons.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Chicago:
      Step-Child
      Impotence
      Big-Money/No Show

  • AlbertInTucson

    “We had a good prac of weakness. Er, week of practice.”

  • GPLDAN

    This is worse than when GI Joe waterboarded the Elf on a Shelf.

    https://llwproductions.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/shelf-on-an-elf-gets-waterboarded.jpg?w=720

  • wreckinball

    Nice pass

    • wreckinball

      Ditto

      • BillW

        Not his fault. Just ask waffle

        • BearDown100393

          It must really suck being so confused and conflicted over a man crush on #6.

          • BillW

            I was in denial myself until this year. This game should convince him.

          • BearDown100393

            It won’t because it isn’t even real. Nobody could be that blind or less understanding of the game. Nobody.

  • Scott W.

    Ya know, we couldn’t be doing worse if Feely, Allen, and Garza were all player/coaches for their respective units.
    Last NFL player to do that? Bart Starr.

  • BillW

    Give it up waffle. Give it up. That was dumb dumb dumb

    • BearDown100393

      Colonel Fitts is standing in the rain right now. Should the garage door be up or down?

  • GPLDAN

    “you got to look off the free safety, I mean you can’t just stare down Jefferies” -Gruden

    But Johnny told me this isn’t about Jay. So confusing…

  • BearDown100393

    interceptare! (Romanian for… well ya know)

  • GPLDAN

    Do you think Buffone will live past tonight?

    • BearDown100393

      The defibrillator is already charged up.

    • huntinbare

      I look forward to the bonfire
      The players have brought truckloads of wood and fuel oil

      • huntinbare

        And the coaches are bringing napalm

  • FantuzPhysics

    Let’s try to isolate one variable…bench Jay…if we play better it’s been him…if we are worse then he is the only thing keeping this squad together

  • underway

    I CANT.

  • johnnywad

    Oh my god Gruden. READ THE FUCKING JERSEY!!!!

  • GPLDAN
  • wreckinball

    Unreal

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    Even Allen plays shit

  • RenoBear

    Such a disgraceful product that is put on the field on a weekly basis. I pray Trestman can’t survive this. This team and his QB have completely quit on him. Or Cutler just blows. I think both

    • BearDown100393

      Quit implies originally caring.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Relevant Historic Quote:

    Reporter: “What do you think of your team’s execution?”
    Then Tampa Bay Head Coach, John McKay: “I’m all in favor of it.”

    • GPLDAN

      Al with the creamsicle 1970s era Tampa quote! For three! All net!

      Leroy Selmon will send you a Christmas card, Al!

  • TheBigCheesy

    dude this is too much even for me. Come on Bears. Get a fucking first down for christsake

  • BearDown100393

    Gruden just endorsed McCown over Cutler.

    • wreckinball

      He’s got a point

      Not sure we’d be better but not sure we’d be worse and no boat anchor contract would allow us to get someone

      • huntinbare

        Maybe but this is not a one player fix for sure…I think he was reading too much Chicago press and it stuck in his head

    • huntinbare

      That is just ignorant…he should at least stick to original comments

      • burntorangenavyblue

        Yeah comments like that incites fan, especially since we are long past that topic

  • wreckinball

    John do you think there might be a little regret ?

  • GPLDAN

    Johnny Luft:

    It’s 269 to 261 in our FF game. Cutler has -6 points for you. Jeffery has one for you.

    CAN THEY DO IT? CAN THEY DO IT????

    • GPLDAN

      262!!!!

      • GPLDAN

        SOOOOOOO CLOSE!!!!!

        • Shady

          TD!!!

  • BillW

    Omg. Trestman is going to get an extension now!

  • Hank

    How the fuck do you take 40 seconds to run that shit!?

  • Jack Lacan

    Gruden says when you’re down 24 points every second counts…the same is true if you’re down by fifty…

    • AlbertInTucson

      When you’re down 24, you know you’re watching the Bears.

  • BearDown100393

    Concussion lawsuit pending for the officials.

  • RenoBear

    MB where are you maing? In these shit times I miss living vicariously through your conquests of 15+ yr younger poon. Instead I get to read gloom and doom football with people actually arguing exactly who the problem is. It’s the whole damn team we are past that. We need fun on this damn blog again… Not a bunch of sarcastic newbies trying to be snarky

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Yeah I miss MB too. Any inkling what hes up to or what happened?

      • huntinbare

        I miss his presence
        I think the team concussed him

    • Jack Lacan

      Write some haiku…

      • Jack Lacan

        Comic books — superheroes…

        • Jack Lacan

          Snarky????

          • RenoBear

            Hey… I like that word… And I think it’s an apt description of some of these kid commenters…

          • Jack Lacan

            Ok.

    • huntinbare

      Maybe he is working on new material for what he knows will be a long summer

  • GPLDAN

    266!!!!!!!!!

    • GPLDAN

      Jeffery with a false start! Dock him a FF point!

      • GPLDAN

        268 to 269. OMG.

        • GPLDAN

          I have Colston still in play? Can I spoil?

  • BearDown100393

    False start on a 2 point conversion?

  • Shady

    HERE COMES THE COMEEEEBAAAAACKKKKK

    • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

      really?

      • Shady

        There’s no “I” in comeback, Ghost.

        • AlbertInTucson

          BUT, there’s TWO in SPIRIT!

  • wreckinball

    Two more of those and we have a game

  • BillW

    Damn this offense clicks when it’s too late!

  • AlbertInTucson

    New “Old Saying”:

    “That’s like beating a dead Bear.”

    • huntinbare

      Brilliant

  • BillW

    7 or 10 in the first half means we’re competitive. This means the other defense let up

    • SC Dave

      THIS. The offense continuously lets this team down. Johnny will, of course, blame the defense, but the offense did NOTHING for virtually the entire game. Jay can get his garbage-time fantasy points, but we lose again.

      Bench him. Now. For. The. Rest. Of. The. Season.

  • burntorangenavyblue

    Saints have more to play for so they will buckle down

  • Jack Lacan

    Graham – the leaping megatron….

  • huntinbare

    In the old days I would be psyched for a turnover
    but it is difficult to see that possibility

  • BillW

    I mean seriously. I’m already getting sick knowing trestman is going gush about how the team kept fighting

    • BearDown100393

      Yes despite his inability to get the team properly ready despite wonderful practices, the team kept fighting.

      • AlbertInTucson

        There’s no “I” in TEAM, but there’s THREE in INABILITY!

        Gold Star for coming up with a 3 “I” word that describes the Bears, BearDown!

        • Shady

          Uninspiring

          • Jack Lacan

            Snarky….

          • AlbertInTucson

            Good, but BearDown beat you to it.

        • tomburg

          Inauspicious. Inimitable. Irritating. Imbecilious.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Late. Like Bear safeties.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          infuriating

      • SC Dave

        The offense shit the bed, again.

  • Jack Lacan

    STOP THE BLEEDING…

  • burntorangenavyblue

    Dumb move by Graham. …needs to be conservative with his moves to not hurt himself in a pivitol game

  • wreckinball

    Wow big play

  • huntinbare

    2 fans still standing and cheering…I love the kids spirit

    • BearDown100393

      One is named Ferris.

      • huntinbare

        That’s funny there

  • Jack Lacan

    We can solve this internally…

    • BearDown100393

      Dr. Heiter just needs to find those latex gloves first.

      • Jack Lacan

        Don’t forget the K-Y jelly…Mark

  • wreckinball

    Have to go no huddle Should have done it last drive

  • Hank

    $50 says Gruden will be infuriated with bears wasting time this drive.

    • AlbertInTucson

      He should thank them for trying to shorten this game.

  • burntorangenavyblue

    The Bears are trying to protect themselves by playing dead or actually be dead…thus does that make them a Bear?

  • GPLDAN

    Johnny wins! Johnny wins!

    • Shady

      Unleash the flesh cannon… and throw another INT.

      • GPLDAN

        The irony would be so bad it may distort space-time.

      • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

        or a play action

  • AlbertInTucson

    This game has “Trestman Resignation” written all over it.

    • BearDown100393

      What would Nixon do?
      – Tomorrow’s Heckler T-Shirt

      • huntinbare

        I AM NOT A COACH

    • BillW

      Seriously? They are one more score away from a 5 year extension

      • GPLDAN

        Best Bill snark since you been here.

        • BillW

          Thank you.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      That would be the Canadien way of doing it instead of being fired. I keed I keed

    • Big Mike

      We can hope

    • SC Dave

      Only because he did not bench Cutler

  • Old broken romanian Jericho

    Jesus garza

    • johnnywad

      That was brutal. That single play says “Time to retire.”

      • burntorangenavyblue

        Darn those Snickers commercials

      • SC Dave

        There is something called pocket presence too. Jay takes one step left (like Peyton Manning does ALL THE TIME) and it’s nothing.

        • johnnywad

          Yeah. Maybe. Whatever. I’m talking about Garza getting his shit pushed in by one guy. A tackle. A center should be able to fend off a tackle better than that one on one. Shouldn’t he?

          • SC Dave

            Yes, he should. Just as a QB should be able to move 6 inches to be where the guy cannot grab him.

  • BearDown100393

    Garza should’ve ate something before the game. Wow.

    • huntinbare

      He ate too much and couldn’t get low

    • Big Mike

      Needs to retire

  • Old broken romanian Jericho

    Ok boys. You know this is bad all over, I’m out

    • GPLDAN

      Congrats to you JOhnny on your FF win. The best man won.

      • Shady

        Colston!

        • GPLDAN

          Cruel and unusual.

          • Shady

            Still plenty of time for Cutty to win it… and then lose it.

          • GPLDAN

            Get this… I am winning again.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Sad fact, Saints fans: The fact that this game is still, technically, indoubt says a lot about New Orleans.

    • johnnywad

      Means they’re going to get hammered in the next meaningful game they play

  • Big Mike

    And Lovie’s clock management was questioned?

    • huntinbare

      Another nail for the coffin

    • BearDown100393

      Trestman is disappointed for the clock.

      • Big Mike

        It worked well In practice

  • burntorangenavyblue

    I swear I may have heard some Benny Hill music, but even this team does not deserve that..

    • huntinbare

      A great soundtrack for the 2014 highlight reel

      • Jack Lacan

        How about Laurel & Hardy?

        • BearDown100393

          Keystone Cops

          • Jack Lacan

            The Stooges…

  • Jack Lacan

    Tirico talking like the Bears are out of a Retirement Center…

    • Jack Lacan

      Evening release at assisted living…running out of the Pace bus…

      • burntorangenavyblue

        Mondays are usually Bingo nights, so that may play a role

      • BearDown100393

        Halas Assisted Living Hall
        “Build the man regardless of his senior age”

  • huntinbare

    Everytime we need to embearass ourselves we deliver

  • GPLDAN

    Why would they throw it Jon?

    • huntinbare

      Ummmmmm….we are working on the running game, Trestman said

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        Kromer said – Jay checked out of the play.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          Kromer then started to cry and apologize for being so awful at his job and part of this awful coaching staff.

          • GPLDAN

            BOOM!

  • Jack Lacan

    It’s the Trestman run out the clock drill…

    • BearDown100393

      The 2 minute slowdown drill

      • SC Dave

        Why do you care? The game is lost; it was lost in the first half when the offense quit.

        • Jack Lacan

          Well sadly I’m hopelessly optimistic…for the Bears.

  • BillW

    Nothing decided this game. Trestman lives

  • GPLDAN

    That is why we don’t pass it Jon.

  • BearDown100393

    Pretty decent impression of an ostrich head planted by #6 on sack#7

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Too bad it wasnt on top of a broken sprinkler head, may have put us out of our misery

  • Jack Lacan

    Trestman figures that no one will see the post-game press conference if he can end it around ten forty-five.

    • BearDown100393

      His alias is tweeting angry messages right now to the kids to pacify the media.

      • burntorangenavyblue

        What is his alias? GrayCup4Eva! Eh?

        • BearDown100393

          Something to do with jericho and romania.

          • Jack Lacan

            Some here have no sense of irony or humor…

          • BearDown100393

            Levity is required to watch this garbage all season.

          • Jack Lacan

            Most definitely…

          • Jack Lacan

            Have you read the posts from Jericho???

          • BearDown100393

            The greatest trick the Troll ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.

          • burntorangenavyblue

            Whos that directed towards Jack? We are all being light-hearted about it all at least to one another

  • GPLDAN

    THis game is a season metaphor. It won’t end and it’s horrific.

    • huntinbare

      We are being punished for all our past unknown transgression…..the aliens will stop the tape and release us from the time warp in 2 weeks

      • BearDown100393

        Trestman is the alien. Look at him.

        • Jack Lacan

          He does have that Area 51- look…Whoops Saints just scored again…

  • SC Dave

    Well Jeff, on #6, all I can do is laugh out loud.

    Just how pathetically bad does Jay Cutler have to be before you stop making excuses for him?

    • BearDown100393

      None of this is Cutler’s fault. – claim stalkers and cultists.
      This is Jay’s fault. – claim everyone else

  • Big Mike

    News flash. cutler is a loser

  • Jack Lacan

    Two more chances for a t-shirt…The writing on the t-shirt begins here…

  • GPLDAN

    Johnny –

    So sorry about congratulating you on the win. Turns out you lose.

    So sad.

  • GPLDAN

    Will THAT get Trestman fired?

    • huntinbare

      NOPE … That has become acceptable… It’s all good now

    • SC Dave

      YOu must mean not benching Cutler, right?

  • SC Dave

    I’ll post it again later, but Cutler’s chewing out of WIlson at the ed of the first half was qunitessential Jay. Wilson, a virtual rookie in the league, recognizes he will be WIDE OPEN if he runs straight into the end zone. The “veteran” QB, as always, SEES nothing.

    One would think that, on a Hail Mary, the “veteran QB” would understand that throwing to a guy open IN THE END ZONE would be a better plan than a sideline route at the seven yard line. But not Jay.

    Fuck me for remaining a Bear fan. It’s like 1977 all over again. Nothing except a running back.

    • BearDown100393

      Dollars to donuts, Ian Rapoport is speed dialing Wilson for a comment. Off the record of course…

      • GPLDAN

        Dude you are en fuego tonight.

    • johnnywad

      Looked like they were talking to me. Far from an ass chewing. Cutler deserves plenty of criticism but quarterbacks get on their receivers all the time.

      • SC Dave

        I’d have to see it again, but as I recall, Jay made a “you should have cut to the sideline” motion with his hand to show the entire stadium that Wilson was at fault. The antithesis of leadership.

  • Jack Lacan

    Note to Kromer – we’re ALL crying now ok?

    • GPLDAN

      LMAO.

      #postofthenight

      • Shady

        #GarbagetimeFFloss

        • Shady

          #NotmeaninglessforallFFBearsfansGruden

  • BearDown100393

    “Misery loving Bears fans” – Tirico. Yup, that is me alright!

  • GPLDAN

    Johnny –

    I want to apologize for my apology. Turns out that pass meant you win.

    Happy days!

    Either way that was the most entertaining FF game of all time.

  • BerwynBomber

    Junk time Jay! Yippee!!!

    • SC Dave

      Never worth a shit when it matters, but boy, he can sure get those garbage time stats for Johnny and Data.

      • BerwynBomber

        Yep, and they’ll eat them up.

        That nonsense aside, why isn’t Trestman putting Clausen in at the end of games? I don’t get it.

  • BillW

    Can you believe it. Sure enough we’ll get the “kept fighting” bullshit. Why is our management so fucking lame?

  • BearDown100393

    I criticize him a lot. But I gotta give credit when credit is due. Jay Cutler just might be the greatest garbage time quarterback of all time.

    • Shady

      hahahaha smfh

    • BillW

      Hey. I figured it out! Garbage time looks like practice to them!

    • Fantasy star. .. for the packers

  • BillW

    Good night guys. Going to watch Miller and Jiggs

    • Shady

      There’s no “I” in tamata can.

  • GPLDAN

    Hey Cusack – Chevy still sucks you asswipe.

    • johnnywad

      Now you’ve gone too far

  • AlbertInTucson

    C’mon, Hockey fans, you know the tune…

    “Ohhh, Canada,

    Please take Mark Trestman back.

    He really stinks, he is a coaching hack.

    We thought he would teach our Chicago Bears,

    how to move the ball.

    Instead we get inability

    to move the ball at all.

    Oh Canada,

    PLEASE set us free.

    Take Trestmen back

    we really beg of thee.

    Take Trestmen back

    we really Beg. Of. Thee!

    • Shady

      Well done.

    • huntinbare

      I never liked the words to that song until now

      • AlbertInTucson

        You should look up the translation of the French versionof “Oh Canada”. It’s like a completely different anthem. No surprise since Quebec thinks it should be it’s own country.

        • AlbertInTucson

          As far as I know, most of the rest of Canada can’t stand Quebec.

          • huntinbare

            Story was focussed on Marcel Dionne
            He was born in Quebec but left to play for the fabled St. Catherines Hawks.in Ontario..it was considered treason.
            In 1971 the Richardson cup was cancelled when the Hawks were in Quebec playing the Ramparts and the game got so ugly with bloody penalties that Diones team were laying down on the floor of the bus while the fans were stoning it and almost tipping it over…
            Went to the riot and a hockey game broke out. Dionne never left Ontario…still lives there

          • AlbertInTucson

            Marcel Dionne. Red Wings and later, the Kings. A lot of great Blackhawks came thru St. Catherines including Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita but weren’t they The Teepees?

          • AlbertInTucson

            Happy trails to one of Hockey’s great gentlemen, Jean Beliveau.

          • huntinbare

            Never heard that nickname for them but they were my joy until sayers and butkus

          • CanadaBear

            That might be over stating it but maybe not. French is the first language in a lot of Northern Ontario. Their politics are maddening and definitely have no shame when it comes to shaking down the govt. Honestly, the province is beautiful and I’m biased but French women, ooh-la-la.

        • huntinbare

          They showed some of the politics on the hawks calgary game the other night…the passions actually stopped a championship series when the team would not travel to the opponents arena for fear

          • AlbertInTucson

            I work with a great guy who is originally from Calgary. I say “Quebec” and he just shakes his head.

  • burntorangenavyblue

    Nothing like being a season ticket holder in the modern age of sports prices to a team that only plays 8 games at home per year…fire sale coming up will surely make upper management rethink things

    • Big Mike

      11,000 no shows tonight

      • Jack Lacan

        Remember to add the Bears players…

  • huntinbare

    Was this the players message to the coaching staff

    • SC Dave

      ? The defense played hard all night from what I saw. The offense follows its on-field leader.

      Dunno who the D is following… Allen? Young?

  • GPLDAN

    Cutler’s QB rating tonight was 0.0

    Starting the game gets it at 0.1

    • GPLDAN

      His QB rating in practice was above 100 though.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      So anyone has a better QB rating, even a fan in the stands

    • Big Mike

      No it wasn’t. Was it?

      • GPLDAN

        I’m serious.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Speaking of Garbage Time… My 2-12 fantasy team notched win #3 tonight. Whoopee!

  • BerwynBomber

    So Jay’s junk time heroism aside, why isn’t Trestman putting Clausen in at the end of games? I don’t get it. It looks so damn lame how the first team Bears are desperate to put up meaningless points. Why not give your back-up a few reps?

    • huntinbare

      Maybe he knows it is win or be gone

      • BerwynBomber

        Please. He wasn’t going to the with that game. Down 23 with under two minutes to go? There’s something else going on.

        • huntinbare

          He also believes he can fix this mess…he does not have the ability to know when it is over… I would like to see the rookie…I will not sign onto next year with Clausen…just can’t see it

          • BerwynBomber

            Yeah, I agree. I don’t think Clausen will pull a McCown (or McCown last year I should say). But Cutler was just god awful tonight.

            And that was a rather shit defense that NO has.

          • huntinbare

            That is what makes this all so crazy…Einstein would be befuddled by this problem called a fix

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            Cutty still gave me just enough to win in my FF playoffs.

    • SC Dave

      Clausen should have gone in the second quarter tonight. But then we might have won – too much embarrassment for Phil that way

      • BerwynBomber

        Yeah I wonder if orders have come down from on high. That’s just bizarre.

  • GPLDAN

    Here is the ONLY thing to give you hope tonight:

    Attendance was only 50k. For Soldier’s Field on a lovely night (in the 50s in December) that is PATHETIC,

    • AlbertInTucson

      …and there IS an “I” in PATHETIC!

    • AlbertInTucson

      But SHAME on you GP. It’s SOLDIER Field.

      • GPLDAN

        Christ. You’re right.

        Indefensible by me.

        My defense is that I’ve been drinking yet my spelling is impeccable.

        • AlbertInTucson

          and , of course, there IS an”I” in IMPECCABLE !

    • Big Mike

      It’s not pathetic. It’s appropriate.

  • huntinbare

    T.V. is carving up Jay
    OB and Buffone are gnawing on Trestman
    A holiday season feast
    served up by The Bears

    • Big Mike

      Trestman is a fucking idiot

      • SC Dave

        OB and Buffone are the real idiots

    • BerwynBomber

      Trestman sucks but he wasn’t in a #6 jersey tonight.

      • Big Mike

        No excuses for cutler but the dysfunction is deep. Not knowing the snap count, not running the right route , being in the wrong coverage are coaching problems.

        • BerwynBomber

          Oh I agree. Trestman blows. But we can get rid of him without much pain. Getting rid of the “franchise” QB is going to be near impossible.

          • Scharfinator

            Maybe he will quit.

  • GPLDAN

    Is Trestman’s presser on WBBM?

    Insanely I want to hear it. So I can pass the stories onto my grand kids.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      But they would never believed it happened…it’ll become a tall tale and think grandpa has become senile

      • GPLDAN

        It would help if I wasn’t pounding egg nog with Trade Wind tonight.

  • Viva

    Mark Trestman should fucking resign. An honorable man would. He signed a contract with the expectation that he could lead a team. He can’t. He needs to do the right thing and fucking resign. I know how asinine that sounds. I know every agent from here to buttfuck Egypt would pull what’s left of his hair out, but he CAN NOT do the job he is being paid to do. He needs to end this honorably.

    • GPLDAN

      Hari Kari would be honorable.

    • SC Dave

      it won’t be any better with the next guy, unless Cutler goes too.

    • Scharfinator

      Why would a guy who can’t lead step up with resigning?

  • AlbertInTucson

    Stealing from Groucho Marx in DUCK SOUP:

    “The Chicago Bears remind me of a bunch of clowns… I’m sorry. That was unfair. To real clowns.”

    • huntinbare

      Some artist should take the old Barnum and Bailey …Army of Clowns poster and substitute the the organization faces

  • Shady

    Pretty sure Ray Lewis wants to literally murder Jay Cutler. Getting eviscerated.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      He may get away with it…

  • CanadaBear

    Haven’t read any posts since this afternoon. Wow what a cluster fuck. If this doesn’t get Nessman fired nothing will.

    • SC Dave

      You want to give Cutler the pass again, Canada?

      • CanadaBear

        Dave you must be getting senile. I posted on here after the Buffalo game that I was done with him. However, PE signed Cutler and picked Nessman. Those two blunders outweigh any of the good things (there aren’t that many). I’ve been banging the drum for Teddy to biz side only and clean house from PE to all the coaches. We’re stuck with Cutler for 2 more seasons. That’s PE’s legacy.

        • huntinbare

          Ted is stale …he needs to go along with the Halas influence…Everybody out

          • CanadaBear

            I’m OK if he’s on the biz side because he absolutely robbed the city for the use of the stadium. He’s on the payroll for life, I’m afraid. As long as he has no influence on the actual football operations, I don’t care if he’s around.

          • huntinbare

            Buffone and OB wants him replaced with Newsome

          • CanadaBear

            That would make me very happy.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Canada, scroll down an check my version of OH CANADA. Yours is a valued opinion.

      • CanadaBear

        Nicely done but no thanks!

        • AlbertInTucson

          Please..? We’ll throw in northern Wisconsin.

          • CanadaBear

            I’d take that deal in a minute but I think Cor might have something to say about it!

  • SC Dave

    Oh, almost forgot to mention. The offense SHUT OUT AGAIN in the first half.

    Though this time, gotta give them props. They upped it to three quarters.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Because of your reminder, it has helped me to set my alarm in the morning for work. Thanks crappy Bears team!

    • AlbertInTucson

      If I had a quarter for every quarter I’ve seen the Bears get shutout in my lifetime I could have retired at 55.

  • GPLDAN
  • BerwynBomber

    Did Bushrod yell at Jay to get rid of the ball? That’s hilarious. Karmic justice for Cutty.

    • Old broken romanian Jericho

      one fucking play. Bushrod and Forte combined for 3 fucking sacks by themselves.

  • SC Dave

    All you calling for Trestman’s head make me laugh. You all wanted him to run the ball more. They did.

    The problems?

    Poor pass blocking, poor QB play.

    45 minutes of game clock with ZERO points.

    You really think firing Trestman will save us from Cutler? Hug that dream.

    • Viva

      Thanks for clearing that up for me, Dave.

    • BearDown100393

      3 kneel downs. Punt. Repeat next possession. Play it safe.

    • Big Mike

      Trestman. Is an idiot. His team had been imploding all year. The whole is less than the sum of the parts

      4 sacks were in either bad play design or cutler holding on two long. Ahh fuck it. Don’t give two shits

    • johnnywad

      So you want to keep him?

  • huntinbare

    Shea McClellan can’t play dead…Buffone

  • BerwynBomber

    Btw, I thought the D line played well for awhile. They got to Brees a few times and Brees had work w/in a chaotic pocket at times.

  • AlbertInTucson

    You know what I find REALLY disappointing?

    I was all on board for Cutler.

    I was all on board for Trestman.

    Apparently, I don’t know jack about football.

    Shit.

    I know, there IS an “I” in SHIT.

    And there’s THREE in DISAPPOINTING.

    I think I’m “Beating a dead bear” with that joke now.

    • Viva

      you are not alone.

  • Jack Lacan

    Cutty comes out quick before “media” and takes off…Not much to say I suppose…

    • underway

      zero leadership qualities….

  • Big Mike

    Trestman sound like he’s going to cry

  • AlbertInTucson

    Trestman: “There’s a lot of good things going on with our football team.”

    Really?

    Name ONE?

    • TheBigCheesy

      practice

    • Scharfinator

      Forte

  • Viva

    What if Trestman is being told to tank?

    • TheBigCheesy

      this….would make more sense than anything else i can think of

      • Scharfinator

        MARIOTTA IS OUR MANNNNN… EXCEPT WE SUCK AT SUCKING

    • GPLDAN

      Suck for….. ?

      • Viva

        There is no Andrew Luck in this draft.

        • AlbertInTucson

          For the Bears, there NEVER is.

          • Viva

            Sweetness. Sayers. Dick. Samurai. Danimal. But no Luck.

          • AlbertInTucson

            My point exactly. McMahon was a first rounder. Fortunately, they passed on Art Schlichter to take Mac. Harbaugh was a first rounder. Neither was Luck or Elway although Mr. Luck had better start taking better care of the football for the post season.

      • huntinbare

        What makes us think we could make the right choices in the draft

        • TheBigCheesy

          emery good. barb say.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            I can’t believe I just upvoted another comment of yours.
            Nicely done.

  • GPLDAN

    Trestman asked if his team was competitive.

    “Everyone has their own opinion”

    And all of them say you suck.

  • Jack Lacan

    Remember that crowd of people in the film Frankenstein coming for the doctor and monster…staffs, torches, pitchforks…
    They’re heading for Halas Hall.

    • huntinbare

      Who’s brain will we dig up to put into Dr Frank’s monster

      • CanadaBear

        Abby Normal.

  • Viva

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pumped that we got another two point conversion tonight. Playing from as far behind as we were, and seeing them convert that deuce was amazing.

    • huntinbare

      From 7yds. out

  • huntinbare

    Did Belichek try to pick up Phales

    • RenoBear

      Yes the pats were after him

      • huntinbare

        They could probably coach him up…Us …maybe not

        • AlbertInTucson

          New England and Belicheat have had a couple of QBs they thought they could “coach up” recently who were then found wanting and Brady was a stroke of luck in the 5th round.

          • huntinbare

            How much does a young QB learn from a Brady? Do they have much effect on their developement?

          • AlbertInTucson

            I dunno. Apparently Rodgers learned from “Narcissus” how to extend plays and throw for lots of yards and TDs but skipped the chapter on throwing interceptions.

          • huntinbare

            I have been given no frame of reference with the ongoing Chicago QB experimentation

          • johnnywad

            6th.

        • RenoBear

          Ha! Yes. This! The story of our Bears lives… I’m about 32years in… Started watching when I was about 7-8, they won the SB when I was 10… Pushin 40 in couple months and no SB in sight that’s for sure… Sigh… I must say I’m pretty envious of teams like the Patriots who have rock dolid coaching and ownership. Or teams like the Colts who suffered one comically bad year but had great football for 12yrs before and now have fun football for the next 15yrs with Andrew Luck… I won’t even mention the Fudge, screw those homers. I just want to see a competitive team. In all the terrible years I’ve seen, I’ve never been so completely apathetic towards them. They are putting a TERIBLE product out on the field. And I just saw
          Jay’s post game presser and he sure makes it hard to like the ‘leader’ that he is…ugh

  • Jack Lacan

    Gary Kubiak???

  • Viva

    I’d take Dave Wannstedt over Mark Trestman. There, I said it.

    • Big Mike

      Oh noooo

    • BerwynBomber

      The Wanny teams were generally competitive the first half — you know, when the game was still in doubt.

      • Viva

        Six very loooong fucking years of nothingness.

        • BerwynBomber

          It was dire stuff but two 9-7 seasons might be something Trestman could only dream about.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Wannstedt or trestman.

      That sounds VERY close to an “…and death is not an option.” choice.

  • BerwynBomber

    Here’s a sobering thought: we may soon have the fourth best QB in the division. Bridgewater is progressing up in Minny. Limited but he is improving.

    • Old broken romanian Jericho

      yahoo-esque

    • Old broken romanian Jericho

      did you even fucking watch the Minny game???? Bridgewater can’t get the fucking ball to the sideline on an out and that one fact alone lost them the game. JE-SUS-CHR-IST

      • BerwynBomber

        I’m shocked you would disagree with me.

        • Old broken romanian Jericho

          if you ever focused on anything except the fucking quarterback like maybe the historically bad defense. The penalties, the spitball blocking, the sub par line play, the bullshit gameplan, etc……but you never do.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            Mills will not start another season at OL for the Bears ever again. Ola gone. Groy brutal. Garza is a fucking embarrassment

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            Mills is so fucking terrible yet no one says shit. You sit there like Yahoo message board posters and parrot the same shit.

          • BerwynBomber

            I know. It’s never Jay’s fault. But just be forewarned: Bridgewater is improving and gaining.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            fuck bridgewater and his high school skills.

          • BerwynBomber

            I don’t know. I might take him over Jay right now in terms of upside. I’d certainly take him straight up given their salaries.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            Bridgewater would be run out of town so fucking fast it would make your head spin. He won’t start for the Vikings for more than next season. I’ve watched 4 games with him this year and it’s pathetic.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            Jay is to blame but there are others too you fucking idiot which has been my whole point the entire motherfucking time.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            i watch football in it’s entirety and even though i get disappointed like everyone else when it doesn’t work out at least i have the mental capacity to realize that it’s a fucking team game and it’s one year.

          • BerwynBomber

            Yet you’re the one on here blowing your lid and cursing? Because you have perspective?

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            reading the whole bunch of you is agony. You guys shouldn’t be allowed to decide what’s on your cheeseburger much less express your opinions on what is happening on an NFL field.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Some one remind me. Tthe Bears passed on Bruce Arians because…?

    • huntinbare

      My only guess is that Trestman was a better interview…not so much when it comes to on the field production

      • BerwynBomber

        Trestman was most like PE. They’re similar dudes. My impression at least.

    • Old broken romanian Jericho

      Bruce Arians passed on the Bears because he was told he wouldn’t have control over the entire coaching staff.

      • huntinbare

        Wow

        • Old broken romanian Jericho

          it’s a tough pill to swallow i know but Emery had his guys and didn’t want to see them all shitcanned.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Just who are all these guys Emery didn’t want “shitcanned”?

            Marinelli gone.

            Toub gone.

            Tice gone.

            Tucker was new with Trestmen.

            I think a lot of Bear Bloggers wanted to keep Marinelli and Toub but who wanted to keep TICE? BESIDES Lovie, that is.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            Decamilis and Tucker were Emery guys.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Tucker was there before Trestman?

          • they wanted Marinelli back. Any HC coming in had to agree to keep Marinelli on the staff.

            Only they didn’t run this by Marinelli first, and he politely told them to fuck off and took a demotion to go to Dallas (where he got promoted back to his DC spot after 1 year).

          • AlbertInTucson

            I remember they wanted Marinelli to stay on.

            Typical Bears

            “We want you to stay, Rod.”

            “Thanks. I don’t WANT to stay.”

            Reminiscent of the Dave McGinnis fiasco on a lesser level.

          • I’m fine with them wanting Marinelli to stay. The guy’s a GREAT defensive coordinator.

            What’s not ok is basing their entire coaching search around this stipulation without checking with him first to see if he was actually gonna stay.

  • huntinbare

    11,000 no shows cast their vote tonight on the current leadership

  • Cormonster

    Well, Forte passed Ocho Cinco and HOF Lenny Moore in total yards tonight to move up to 67th.. I guess that’s something. Al, Moore is the other guy I was thinking of from that Unitas biography I read.

    • huntinbare

      Lenny Moore …the “Sputnick” was awesome… He ran in black hightops that he would tape up and it looked like he had spats…
      He had 50 catches for over 900 yards when they won the championship…loved watching him

      • AlbertInTucson

        Unitas wore higtops too. Remember when Manning wanted to wear them to honor Unitas and the league said “No”.

        • BerwynBomber

          So stupid when the league did that. How petty in comparison to such wonderful homage by Manning.

          • AlbertInTucson

            The NFL? Stupid? Is that possible?

        • huntinbare

          Shoe companies can’t let the public look away from the for sale window for even a second…a sad moment indeed

    • AlbertInTucson

      Lenny Moore. Nickname: “Spats”. Colts’ #24, I believe.

      Moore, Raymond Berry. John Mackey. Johnny U. had some nice targets and Alan “The Horse” Ameche to hand it off to.

      • huntinbare

        I used all those trump cards against those Green Bay bartenders when they would abuse me about the Bears in the late ’50’s…

        • AlbertInTucson

          The Packers in the 50s were awful when Lombardi took over in ’59.

          • huntinbare

            I was a child and didn’t stand a chance…I rooted with my heart on my sleeve…the bart starr era was like a nightmare …every weekend….I was a tool for their enjoyment

  • AlbertInTucson

    The NFL is SOOO about the turnovers. Exhibit A) The Packers. Their defense is pedestrian but Rodgers rarely puts them at a disadvantage either of field position or having to take the field an extra time or two. Rodgers suffers an uncharacteristic two picks in a game and the Packers lose. To Buffalo which couldn’t score an offensive TD.

    The Bear defense is “historically bad” because Cutler’s ball security has gone from below average to awful.

    • Old broken romanian Jericho

      that last statement couldn’t be more false. It was historically bad last year when Cutler and McCown combined to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league. C’mon Al, jesus.

      • Old broken romanian Jericho

        it’s just fucking bad man. At one point tonight Brees was 27/30 and guys were completely uncovered.

        • Old broken romanian Jericho

          2 screens in a row went for almost 70yds.

        • BerwynBomber

          Brees looked in complete control and we were getting pressure on him in the first half. We obviously suck defensively but it was a clinic in QB play.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            Bomber, guys were open by a minimum of 5-8 yards on almost every single pass. Like our guys had never, EVER , seen a comeback route.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            don’t you notice a pattern? every quarterback puts on a clinic?

          • BerwynBomber

            Brees, Brady and Rodgers put on a clinic. Stafford looked okay but I would not call it a clinic. And Ryan didn’t do shit against us though his TEs didn’t help him.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            5 first down drops

          • BerwynBomber

            They were open often after Brees bought himself some time in the pocket. He’s superb at “climbing the ladder” as they say. Sorry, but I thought he played excellently and we were generating a pass rush in the first half.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            no, they were open because every single team we play has the same results. watch the game again. 5-8yds space on every single pass.

          • BerwynBomber

            After Brees extended the play, of course.

          • Old broken romanian Jericho

            i give up. Berwyn fucking stubborn you are. God damn it man.

          • BerwynBomber

            Dude, I’m not going to dismiss another QB playing well because Cutty didn’t. Yes, our D sucks. But so does NO’s. Theirs was the 31st rated in the league coming into tonight’s action.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Spare me.

        I’m not saying the defense is great or even good but if this offense had produced as it was advertised to, the Bears are in still the hunt.

        Tonight, like last Thursday was another shining example of the Bears racking up garbage yards and points.

        The Bears handed the Saints the ball to start the game and the defense took it back.

        The Not-So-Special teams embarrassed themselves and handed the Saints field position and the Saints came away empty.

        The offense responded with 36 yards until the Saints went “prevent” late in the half.

        This against a Saints defense that is ALSO “historically bad”.

    • BerwynBomber

      Jay throws a lot of balls into double coverage. Marshall and Jeffrey are ideal receivers for him in the sense that they are perfect WRs to fight for those passes and win battles. But still it is not an ideal way to build a passing attack. But it is who Jay is at this point and it ain’t changing.

      Small, speedy WRs would be lost on him. Too much precision would be required and they would not be able to fight for those jump balls like BMarsh and Alshon.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Cutler seems to be devolving before our eyes. He looked sharper in Martz’ second season with a crappier offensive line. That STILL mystifies me.

        • BerwynBomber

          I take heat for it but I still think Martz did a decent job while here. He was just so fucking weird and the fan base sided with Cutty over the audibles dispute, which in retrospect is highly questionable. (Remember, too, there was a groundswell for Tice-as-OC support, which was fucking insane.)

          But yes I agree: that was the best Jay looked as a Bear.

          He could be devolving a bit. I don’t know. I was never sold on him at any point. He is an average QB with some elite-like tease to him.

          And as bad as the TOs are, I think his biggest issue is lack of productivity when it matters. Blogfather keep comparing Luck to him but Luck puts up huge numbers (when it matters) which mitigates some of his errors. Jay can only put points on the board once the game is out of reach.

          • John Doe

            Jeff is a Cutler Apologist. Andrew Luck took his team to playoff in his rookie year and he did it with several highlight reel, crazy plays. He is now in his third NFL season.

            Jay Cutler is a frigging 9 year veteran. Who in the right mind compare Luck to Cutler. What growth Cutler has shown in 9 years? He is the same turnover machine.

          • BerwynBomber

            Yesterday he claimed Rodger’s historic TD/INT ratio was overrated because Rodgers never makes a difficult pass. LOL. I am NOT making that up.

            Forget which DBBer said it recently but they made the comparison between Cutler and that hot skank chick who can’t be trusted for a moment yet there is always a new boyfriend who convinces himself he will be the guy to change her.

          • John Doe

            I don’t see why so many otherwise sensible people defend Jay Cutler like it is personal to them. I just don’t get it.

            I liked him and fully bought it into this could be his MVP season thing. Then came the season opener against Bills and that INT to fat DT. Red flag went up that this season is going to suck. After the Panthers game, I realized this is same old Jay and Bears will never win a damn thing with him and people will keep making excuses for him.

            Must be nice being a Jay Cutler. To fleece McCaskeys of millions and still have random guys out on the street defending your crap play and trying to convince the rest of the fans how Jay is a problem but only a small problem and not a big problem.

            There is a reason QB is the most important position in football and there is so much hoopla around QB.

          • BerwynBomber

            Well, kudos to you for coming to your senses. I think the personal defensiveness stuff is fanboy-related. But yeah, I don’t get it either although it is certainly more personal for his defenders. Waffle’s hyperventilating is a classic example of that.

          • That was me who made that analogy. And I hold to it

          • CanadaBear

            If we would have had an avg OL with Martz, we might have been halfway decent. Martz was so convinced he was a genius it never occurred to him that getting Cutler killed maybe wasn’t a great idea.

          • BerwynBomber

            “Martz was so convinced he was a genius it never occurred to him that getting Cutler killed maybe wasn’t a great idea.”

            In retrospect, Martz may have been onto something there, CB. I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waitress.

          • Cormonster

            The Martz offense has never worked since he left the Rams. It worked in St. Louis because he had Faulk, Warner, Bruce, Holt, and Az Hakim. The Bears had the 30th and 24th ranked offense when Martz was coordinator. Before that with the Lions they were the 22 and 19th ranked offense, with the 49ers they were 27th.

          • BerwynBomber

            Personnel defines most coaches. Martz had some very crappy to average QBs after St. Louis: JT O’Sullivan, Shaun Hill, Jon Kitna, and Jay Cutler.

            Actually Kitna put up huge numbers under Martz but the rest of the team was in free fall and Kitna, of course, was a bit of a mirage.

        • Can you name one player on this team who’s improved from last year?

          I have Kyle Long and Stephen Paea. That’s it.

          I’m not gonna bother listing all the guys who have regressed.

          That’s part of the difficult part of trying to move on from this year. How do you honestly evaluate what you have and what you need? It’s just a clusterfuck, so figuring out how good or bad guys are is basically impossible.

          • BerwynBomber

            I would say Black Uni improved this year too.

            Defense is hard to judge because there are only a couple returning starters from last year who played for any decent amount of time.

          • Scharfinator

            His blocking has been bad.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Can’t disagree, JW. Fuller seems to have regressedfrom his nice start but he’s been hurt, too.

          • Scharfinator

            He’s also a rookie. They usually slump late as they aren’t used to 16 game seasons.

  • Cormonster

    A defining moment for me this season was the first Bears-Packers game when Trestman quit with a hair under 5 minutes left down by 21 with the ball. I couldn’t believe it. Trestman quit on the team. The Bears ran out the clock with 10+ carries. That should be added to the list of reasons to fire Trestman.

    • CanadaBear

      Ever since that game, whenever we get down by 2-3 scores they fold up the tent. Really sad.

    • not to mention how he screwed them just before half with 2 straight runs that ran off a bunch of clock. They then came up inches short of a TD and ran out of time that they should have had.

      • Cormonster

        I heard Tirico or someone say that the Bears only TD inside of two minutes all season was the one in garbage time tonight. Unacceptable. Do the Bears even practice a two minute offense? I don’t think I’ve seen them be quick and efficient in a two minute drill all season.

        • or how they were not in no huddle with like 8 minutes left down 2 scores. Still huddling and wasting 30 seconds each play. WAKE UP

          • CanadaBear

            Cutler seems like he’s processing things slower and slower. You would think someone on the sidelines would be hollering to speed it up. Bizarre.

  • On the plus side, those wanting all the coaches fired couldn’t have asked for a better night, from Emery pregame to the game itself to Bennett, Forte, and Cutler comments postgame.

  • On the major plus side: that was the last Bears game I’m watching this year. Gonna be visiting family in California for the next 2 and won’t have it on TV.

  • CanadaBear

    I’m not a huge fan of Gruden (although I don’t dislike him), but I appreciated his honesty about the Bears and Cutler tonight. Usually he just shouts positive stuff about everyone on the field. I thought blaming Cutler for the sack on the screen was bogus but other than that I thought he made a lot of good points. Cutler had no place to dump the ball. There was a guy in front of him (almost on top of him), then another Saint, then Forte and then another Saint.

    BTW was it just me or did it seem like the refs took the night off? I saw someone on the Saints come flying into a pile way late and nothing. On the end around to Morgan, the guy smoked him a few feet out of bounds right in front of the ref. Granted Morgan was being a jackass still running after he had been out of bounds for a while but it was still blatant. The play where Cutler made that awkward slide, someone came in and grabbed his helmet on the way by. Not a big deal but that seems to get called every time. Oh well

    • John Doe

      Jim Miller says the exact same thing as Gruden on that sack…the ball should have been out and thrown in the dirt. Very simple, basic thing to do per Miller.

      Watch Miller explain it in the video at the top this article.
      http://www.csnchicago.com/bears/saints-galette-says-jay-cutler-elite-quarterback-0

      • CanadaBear

        Don’t think stepping up was an option. The way the season has gone, if he throws it away on the sidelines it would have been intentional grounding. Pretty sure the D has trouble with the screen pass because they never see a good one in practice.

    • Trac

      If the QB/coach relationship goes south, so does the team. Jays been on the winning end up to now. I really believe Emery’s gonna trade him and keep Trestman. If he has the balls to do that, I’ll be on board for 1 more season of Trestman. Face it gents, Jay hasn’t worked out.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    JAY CUTLER ROCKS!!!! got me just enough points to win FF game. onto the championship!!! and in the money

    • BerwynBomber

      Junk Time Jay, baby!

  • BerwynBomber

    So looking at the NFC post-season picture the Iggles are the good team that might be on the outside looking in.

    Funny about the Cheese, just a few weeks ago they were at the top of nearly everyone’s Power Rankings (I never completely bought it) and now they have what amounts to a must-win in TB.

  • Viva

    The 2014 version of Mark Trestman is worse than any version of Dave Wannstedt.

    • BearDown100393

      I do not know about the rest of you here, but I am disappointed for Marc Trestman.

  • BillW

    In a calmer moment let me say that what is driving everyone crazy is the total ineptitude of the team. And we all have varying opinions as to the main problem. Cutler? Defense? Line blocking? Trestman?

    There is no one problem obviously. We seemingly focus on cutler though because he is a veteran making huge money. We expected the turnovers but compensated with scoring around 28 avg per game. And at least 10 at halftime.

    But the real loser here is emery. Rarely do two key decisions turn out so obviously wrong so quickly after they are made. Think about it. There isn’t even a reasonable debate. Signing Jay and hiring trestman turned out to be undeniable mistakes

    • BearDown100393

      Mistreating Bruce Arians during his interview is Emery’s most indicting sin. That spells out complete incompetency. Teams will accept down cycles of losing and bad decision making on personnel. However to lose a candidate through sheer lunacy is laughingstock material. Emery is unfit to be general manager of the Chicago Bears. Some might like his draft selections. But his inability to recognize and hire actual NFL coaching talent is inexcusable. He does not deserve a 2nd chance. Go ahead and blame Trestman. He deserves it. And he deserves to be fired. But I blame the person who hired Trestman in the first place even more.

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