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No Such Thing as Style Points: Rapid Fire Recap of the Bears 27-19 Win Over the Jets

| September 23rd, 2014

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This was an ugly win of an ugly game for the Chicago Bears. But I have news for you. Every team that goes into the Meadowlands to play the Jets is due for an ugly contest. The Jets have the best young defensive line in the NFL. They have a coach who is a mastermind at blitz schemes. They want ugly. They thrive on ugly.

Here are my thoughts on the Bears.

  • Did Mike Tirico have the “Mundy Night Football” call ready to go? If so he just out-Nantzed everything Jim Nantz has ever spewed at the end of the golf tournament. (And why would he have that call ready?)
  • Did Jay Cutler play a great game? No. But he was brilliant at times and if he doesn’t miss a few throws high the night would have looked much better. His first touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett showed a wonderful presence in the pocket and trademark arm strength. But his drive at the start of the second half was a thing of beauty and ultimately won the game for the Bears.
  • Last night with a hobbled Brandon Marshall, a useless run game and an over-matched offensive line, he was cool. He was a leader. And as he sits with 750 yards and an 8-2 TD-INT, he is starting to make the MVP talk seem less silly.
  • Was that Jared Allen starting his Bears career in the fourth quarter? Sure looked like it. He was manhandled by Brick Ferguson for the first three.
  • Through three games, Mel Tucker’s defense has not allowed a touchdown in the second half. They have allowed only 12 points. No opponent has scored more than 20 points. He is having a solid year as defensive coordinator thus far.

  • Brian de la Puente played fine. Kyle Long seemed fine. The other three offensive linemen? Terrible. I won’t bother you with the details other than to say Michael Ola cost the Bears two touchdowns in a three-play sequences. Bears miss Matt Slauson terribly.
  • One bad punt for Pat O’Donnell. Otherwise it his obscene hang times that kept the Bears from doing anything in the punt return game. I was shocked how many on Twitter kept crediting Ahmad Dixon for simply making an easy tackle and not crediting the reason for the ease of the tackle: P.O.D.
  • I don’t want to judge the Bears run game until Slauson returns. He is the team’s best run blocker.
  • There were two huge plays from the first half that will be forgotten, right before the two minute warning. Cutler feeling pressure off his right side, firing a ball to Dante Rosario. Next play Matt Forte seemed to drag half the Jets defense for a first down. The drive ended poorly but those were two instinctive, gutsy moments for the Bears offense.
  • Alshon Jeffery’s drop at the end of the first half was a serious momentum killer. Bears were moving into a hurry-up and had the Jets reeling.
  • Will Sutton and Ego Ferguson can both play.
  • Bears need to start rushing the passer with four. Too often the opposing quarterback has a week in the pocket. And with the injuries mounting at the back end of the defense the front end needs to carry the load.
  • I don’t know what to make of Jon Bostic’s performance. But doesn’t it seem every time a defender drops an easy interception late in the game it costs them drastically?
  • Remember when everybody said Briggs was done? He’s not.
  • D.J. Williams was flying into run gaps.
  • Brandon Marshall had no business coming back into the game last night and I don’t understand the decision to let him return. There are 13 games remaining in the 2014 season and risking Marshall for those is silly and short-sighted.
  • Is Kyle Fuller the best player on the defense?
  • I need Lamarr Houston to sack the quarterback soon.
  • Is it me or has Tim Jennings completely disappeared this season? Doesn’t seem he’s ever near the ball.
  • Nickel corner is going to be a big concern as early as this coming weekend.

There will be more but it is a short week at DBB. The Bears are now 2-1, tied atop the NFC North, with an opportunity to somewhat bury the Packers into a divisional hole this coming Sunday. It is…

Packer Week.

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  • Big Mike

    Beat the Packers. The end.

  • Doc Hamstring

    First to say stuff the cheese!

    • MB30SD

      Walk it off hammy

    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      That’s malpractice my friend.

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    I’ll post my initial, before rewatching the game in this post also:

    – I was almost certain before the game that this was Lamarr Houston’s game to shine and he didn’t disappoint. It’s nice to have 3 DE that can take over games. every week it can be a different one

    -the DTs were the best unit of the Bears in this game. All 3 of them had an incredible game. I’d auction my left ‘ball’ for a 2 sack, multiple pressures, pass defended, 4 yards per carry outing every week. The fact that the best DT missed the game and they used only a 3 man rotation is that much more impressive. Credit the scheme and the coaching for part of that…you still have to execute. Great work !

    – what the above things mean is DL depth, which is huge and critical for Emery’s plan. His plan this offseason ? DL depth & Fuller.

    – could they, please, play Brock Vereen more and not only when they have to ? In truthness McCray is doing a good job himself.

    – Briggs played great, again. There’s such a huge difference between his level of play compared to the other LBs.

    -Bushrod was nearly pathetic this game. DeLa Puente was fantastic. How about giving him an extension TODAY!? I was sold on him from when they signed him, now more than before. Others were good/decent.

    – Cutler did as good of a job as he could against the blitz without the luxury of checking to run plays away from it. He was fooled 3-4 times with 2 big sacks ensuing, but was still great. That tells you a lot about him, but also on how fantastic Rex Ryan is… when you say ‘great QB work’ after ‘only’ 2 blitz sacks.

    – The ST played a perfect game. The Punter was a peach. They are now young and athletic and they’ll never become a good return bunch, but I’m more than ok with them being like this in kick coverage. As long as they don’t allow, I couldn’t care less about their gains…except for some Holmes plays just to keep the other teams a little fearful and in check, meaning keeping them from booting 60 yarders, middle of the field punts, because they don’t fear a big return.

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      On Ryan Mundy’s interception the Bears played that 4-3 Seattle defensive scheme with man on the outside, FS over the top and with the 4 underneath playing zone. I’m talking about this:
      http://insidethefilmroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/cover31.jpg
      There’s no way in hell you should attempt a screen against this D formation. Terrible play call by Geno Smith.
      PS: The Bears employ numerous Seahawks concepts on D this start of the season.

    • Bender McLugh

      Ross looked explosive as the return guy. He’ll need to more than just three speedy returns, but I see alot of good he’ll add to the return game.

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        that’s a bonus.

    • Ososfan

      Paea looked slow.. I have no idea what is wrong with that dude….

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        man you’re wayyyyyyyy, wayyyyyyy on the wrong side of things.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      I think you might be overvaluing the market for your left ball.

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        Of course I am. It’s MY ball. It’s priceless.

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    funny how things change… a 4 sack + numerous pressures night isn’t enough anymore. I thought the pass rush was excellent. They rarely blitzed in this game which was the right game plan. That won’t happen many times this season.

    • Viva

      When in doubt attack attack attack.

  • Trac

    2- 0 Baby. 2 a n d 0 ! Road Warriors.

  • Viva

    I think most of you guys have heard me say this a thousand times, but I am going to say it again. If reincarnation is real, I would like to come back as a Power Ranker. And now for my Power Rankings (the only one that counts):

    1. Bears are in first place in the NFC North.

    • MB30SD

      And your wish shall be my command.

  • Bender McLugh

    60 yards rushing as a team, Forte only getting 33, Carey getting zero on 1 carry.

    Yeah that was a pipe dream thinking they’d get 100 yards……I think actually said Forte would get 100 alone. This was just a gut call and way off, all the logic didn’t fit this prediction, it was all faith and no substance.

    We better run the ball a helluvalot better against the Pack.

    Very concerned about the injuries to the secondary. If healthy, it’s the Bears division to win, but that is obviously not the case.

    BEAR DOWN.

    • johnnywad

      That’s the great thing about having shitty safeties. You don’t even notice the injuries.

    • Scharfinator

      The Pack is the place to get the run started, they’ve been weak against it.

  • GPLDAN

    I hate Green Bay. That is all.

  • Peanut FTW

    Packers.. dead.

  • Peanut FTW

    I thought that throw at the end could have been PI, maybe uncatchable… unsure but definitely close. However, karma being karma; I don’t think they made the first down line on that 4th down toss earlier in the drive. At the very least it should have been re-spotted and measured it was a bs spot. And later that holding penalty on Bostic was more phantom than the one on Boldin the week before. So I guess you win some, you lose some.

    I expect the Bears to sign a safety that they released earlier, maybe Steltz or that little guy that is always in the right spot but is way undersized. Conte is playing well, but we cant have him missing the 2nd half of every game. Give him some time to heal up. At this point, we need warm bodies that are somewhat safety shaped.

    I was getting very close to done with Allen last night until the 4th. He started wrecking some serious havoc. I still would have really liked to see him get home once but he is showing some tenacity and I still hold out hope for a resurgence. And Kyle Fuller is a grown assed man. That kid is always around the ball and has learned the Peanut Punch. He is quickly becoming my favorite current Bear defender.

    • Bender McLugh

      Mundy, even outside of the pick-6, played a very good game, he was everywhere. Not sure if he screwed up any assignments that led to big plays though.

      Still, it’s the Jets. Lots of dropped balls to wide open receivers…..

      • Peanut FTW

        Yah, but hes hurt. Bears had 3 of 4 safeties injured last night.

        • Bender McLugh

          I didn’t realize he was hurt too…..damn man, too banged up. Drafting or signing a safety in the offseason would not have prevented this situation…..

  • Trac

    It’s obvious to me that the Bears are going in the right direction. Great team effort last night. It’s a good thing when the coaching staff knows how to game plan. I’m looking at you Lovie!

    • MB30SD

      Extra dry

      • Trac

        Lol

        • MB30SD

          …and you’re MY hero trac

    • johnnywad

      Didn’t you want to fire everybody and burn down Halas Hall two weeks ago?

      • Trac

        Didn’t you used to …… Oh never mind. Lol

        • johnnywad

          Oh I did, I did. Still do sometimes. I figure, “Why not?”.

  • GPLDAN

    Bring back the Anti Plank Missile

  • MikeBrownhadaPosse

    Puck the Fackers

  • GPLDAN

    Michael Irvin on 670 with Mully totally shitfaced

    • johnnywad

      I thought the same thing last time I heard him. Wonder if his head is just full of Tau

  • Trac

    Rocket science? Nah. It’s so refreshing to see our coach get it. Lovie would have refused to admit we couldn’t run against the Jets. I’m no football guru but Tresty has a true feel for this teams capabilities. He coaches with a realistic approach. Tresty gives us a real chance to win against teams that are better than us. We have the X factor and that’s what successful teams have.

  • MB30SD

    No seriously, fuck the Packers. .. right in their faces.

    Also, I think I might ♡ brock vereen.

    • GPLDAN

      A win, a hottie phone number…

      Ramble on playa

    • Ososfan

      The Rooks played with some “supa hot fiya” hopefully they continue to do so. Sutton and Furgeson together looks Damn good.

      • MB30SD

        fuller, sutton, and ego all look like the real deal this early. GREAT draft so far for emery. long way to go, but so far hitting (i.e., they are contributing already and actually making great plays) on your first 3-4 picks is pretty amazing.

  • bearsfantillend

    I am not getting the hate on Allen so early on. When we got him we heard he was a liability in the run game, he over committed and was prone to let big plays to run by him, IE Bills game. Yet last night and in the SF game he did a pretty decent job on holding his edge. This is a big deal with option QBs. The DEs can’t just rush straight up the field. They have to make sure that it is pass before they fully commit. I watch him last night hesitate in his pass rush to make sure it was a pass. It caused him to flattened out his play. He was concerned about not letting the run easily get to the outside. Why did he look good in the 4th? The option was not as prevalent in the 4th. Jets were down and you knew they were going to pass more, so he could take more chances. The Bears have started out with 3 straight Option QBs. Lets see what happens this week against Rodgers(not an Option QB) my guess he has a helluva game. If he falls flat against the pocket passers then we need to start worrying.

    • Peanut FTW

      Allen was quiet for 3 quarters because he was being manhandled and stoned by Ferguson. Now I will give you the fact that D’brick is one of the best LTs in the NFL but, we didn’t pay Allen that money to be so easily handled 1 on 1. If he gets 1v1, he should be beating it consistently and many of those passes he did stay in the pocket and he had 4 seconds plus to survey the field. Luckily he is Geno Smith and he is throwing to a bunch of people I have never heard of. You give Double Check that much time and he will eat us alive.

      • bearsfantillend

        I guess i am seeing it differently. I don’t see them giving Rodgers that much time. What i saw was the DEs worried about the option plays. When their first steps are not rushing the passer it puts them at a disadvantage in the pass rush. But you can’t dismiss the success they had against the run. The Jets came into the game with a rushing average per game of 179 yards. They only had 114 against the Bears. The d-line was more focused on containing the run game and containing the option plays than the pass the first 3 quarters.

        • GPLDAN

          Allen loves to collapse down, he made hay with the Zikes crashing down behind the Williams boys.

          Flatbread ain’t Kevin Williams.

          You pair Allen up with a DT that penetrates and he has another tool in his toolbox and the guard has to respect that crash down move. Otherwise there is guard help.

          I know – I always find a way to blame flatbread. But he’s so unimpressive at times.

          • Peanut FTW

            I thought the interior and Fuller were the pluses. If flatbread woulda picked that ball off instead of knocking it down, you would have trouble finding fault! :p

          • Trac

            Bingo!

          • bearsfantillend

            I agree with your analysis of Allen, but that’s the thing he was not crashing down last night through the first 3 quarters as much. He was containing his edge because of the prospect of the option run. Is he great at it? No, but he is doing a better job than he did in the Bills game. The whole line did a good job at not allowing the big run play to hurt them.

          • GPLDAN

            Allen had to respect Geno getting away and escaping to his side.

            Briggs and Williams almost never blitzed, they only brought 5 against Smith twice. THey figured he was too stupid to use his time wisely. They were right.

      • Bears-4-Ever

        I was not a big fan of the Allen signing as so many here were, I felt back then that he can be blocked and last night was a perfect example. I’m not saying he won’t do his share but he is NOT a game changer..he is not a Lawrence Taylor or a Richard Dent…those guys were Allen is not and never will be. period. He was lucky last night on at least 3 hits on Geno that could have been flagged late…I’m glad they were not. Hey, I’m not hating on him I’m just being honest…the man is a band-aid to a defense that needed all the help it could get since last season. I heard Harrison may be coming back to the Steelers since they are getting injured all over…I would take Harrison over Allen any day of the week. Shit, I’d call back Urlacher if he was not a fat ass drinking his wheat beers and thought it could help the Bears D. One more thing, if we have to send in 3rd stringers into our Defensive backfield against a GOOD offense like we did last night…we are going to be pooched and pooched HARD. Peanut FTW is correct we are VERY lucky we were playing Geno last night.

  • CanadaBear

    I thought Lance was really balling last night. He laid the wood numerous times. McCray really pounded that munchkin on the TD but give the guy credit, he hung onto it. BS call on McCray but now you expect it. Was it just me or were Gruden and Tirico pulling for the Jets? I thought we had a great game plan. Did just enough on O and D. Kudos to Jay for not throwing the ball up for grabs. I hope this is the breakthrough we’ve all been waiting for with Jay. That’s truly my only big beef about Jay is ball security. I thought Forte played well and manned up when we needed it. If Carey and the backups can’t be put on the field, get new backups. Glad to see all the rookies stepping up. Which brings me to Bostic. Jon, Jon, Jon, stop over running plays, missing tackles and for god’s sakes catch the ball when it’s thrown right to you. He’s playing faster but is still playing out of control at times. At least he’s bringing it and I’m hoping he can harness all that talent and get the timing down. He seems close. Hope we heal up by Sunday.

    BTW, thanks a lot schedule makers. Coast to coast road games and then your bitter rival on a short week. The reward for that? Two more road games. If we can survive this gauntlet with all these injuries the second half of the season could be memorable.

    • Peanut FTW

      Plus all this, I came out of my seat on that flag on Mccray. That was textbook, what is he supposed to do, let him make the damn catch and dive into the endzone uncontested. He didn’t lead with the helmet he didnt hit him before he could protect himself, nothing about that hit was even questionable, that flag is horseshit and crossing the line between player safety and neutering the sport.

      I think these casters just wanna see a close game so that they can seem relevant in their analysis. So if the Jets start getting beat too bad, they are going to end up talking about next weeks matchup or trying to find something historical about the butt whoopin. (Ala Hester during the Atlanta schlacking) Gruden did switch gears on the final drive and question why they didn’t respot the ball at least on the challenge and the crazy phantom holding on Bostic call.

  • GPLDAN
  • MB30SD

    There is no way in hell GB’s oline is as good as the jets.

    I was pretty damn impressed with them last night. I get we didn’t do a lot of exotic or even pedestrian blitzing last night, but there were times they handled us.

    Also, their DL was fucking rough. Wilkerson was EVERYWHERE. that dude is a beast.

  • Bears-4-Ever

    Well it’s Packer week and at home. So many emotions about this game I really don’t know were to begin…So to start let’s just say “Fuck You Packers and You too Rogers.” I still get chills thinking of freezing my ass off at the NFC Championship just to watch Cutty get hurt and that buttmunch Rogers lift that Championship trophy over his head…In OUR House..the Cool one with all the little flags..not that piece of shit they have now. We need to shore up our secondary in a big way and fast. Cause Googley Eyed Rogers is probably licking his chops for a shot at passing against our injured patch-work of a defensive backfield right now. We need to break Nelson’s legs. Take his one last good receiver away and we should do just fine. Bear Down Bears! Beat the living shit out of those cheese-head wearing fools.

  • Ososfan

    Man, our run game is horrible. Even with Slauson we didn’t do much. Mills looks bad too. I know y’all won’t agree with me and I’ve already gotten feedback regarding this, but wouldn’t it be a good idea to draft or get a solid run blocking O line guy in the earlier rounds of the draft or in free agency? I know it’s still early but, man, it’s sad to watch….. That game was bad let’s see how the beloved do against the bum-ass, Mark-ass, trick-ass, Packers………

    • Peanut FTW

      The Jets can make any run game look horrible. Everyone knew going in that we wouldn’t be able to run the ball but we should be able to move the ball through the air. We also had 2 backups starting inside. Slauson will be fine and I hope DLP holds onto the starting job. Garza isn’t an upgrade at the spot and is getting old, lets just keep the transition going.
      Look at that line as a whole… who would you change? Mills is probably the worst lineman on that line when it’s healthy, but even he is an average RT and he doesn’t screw up, he doesn’t false start, and seems to have good chemistry with long on stunts. I think Oline is the least of their concerns atm, teams will back that 8th man out, commit to a zone to slow Cutler and then Matty will get his.

      • Ososfan

        I actually like our line tbh, most of those guys are young without much experience. All I’m saying is that we should get another stud to anchor for years to come and offer even more competiotion. Forte deserves more yards dude works his ass off and the line ain’t helping produce that much in the run game. I think Mills will be decent year three……

    • bearsfantillend

      It doesn’t help our run game going against 3 of the better run defense in the league for our 1st 3 games. But i am with you, it needs to improve. I would love to see a more balance attack between run and pass.

      • Ososfan

        I agree man. It still amazing that Bears can get by with so many passing plays.

        • SC Dave

          Our pass blocking is actually very good.

  • MB30SD

    Fuckin’ conte, common dude you don’t lower your hurt fucking shoulder into a chris ivory: http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/11572662/chicago-bears-lose-chris-conte-injured-shoulder

    I guess if it wasn’t this week, it would have come against lacy since they’re basically the same dude.

    If we can keep Mundy, McCray, and vereen healthy and rotating I think we can be ok at safety. We need McManis back, dixon and frey are meh at best.

    • Peanut FTW

      I guess that is what I like about Conte, he flys around with no regard for his own body. I dislike the fact that his shoulders are made from glass. I did think that his shoulder pads seemed overly small last night. Seriously, Geno Smith had bigger pads on… you might want to move up to the NFL sized pads Chris.

      • MB30SD

        yeah, that’s exactly what I don’t like about him… he flies around all the time… like taking himself out of the play as much as making it.

        I’ve said this all along,. He’s an aggressive hawk in pass a lot, but he was also out of position on a couple of those big yardage catches. And he’s not at all good at the run. Anyway, moot point since he can’t stay on the field.

        Shoulder issues for an NFL safety is like having finger issues for a professional concert pianist. Right dave?

    • GPLDAN

      Here you go MB, meet the new Boss, not the same as the old Boss

      http://quikdocs.com/news/rendering-of-2015-ford-mustang-gt-350-boss-out-pics/1004596/

      • MB30SD

        that thing looks vicious.

        Personally, I’d never buy that thing. If I was going to drop cash on a fast domestic, it would be the new stingray. Hands down.

      • CanadaBear

        My friend from my former job (I love writing that) bought a 2010 or 11 Shelby last year. He has always had muscle cars (mostly GTO’s). He said that Shelby was so much faster than any car he’s ever owned that he’s afraid to really open it up. Gotta love this guy. He and his friends get together and put their cars through the paces. None of that show and shine BS for them. He sold his ’70 Judge to buy the Shelby. He just bought a ’70 Chevelle with a 454 completely souped up. He is going to de-tune it and change out the cam so he can use pump gas. When he sold the Judge to some guy who flew in from the East Coast, he took him for a ride and scared the living shit out of him. At one point the guy says, “wow, it uses a lot of gas”. REALLY! Who would guess a muscle car getting banged through the gears for about an hour would use a lot of gas?

  • Guest

    I rewatched the game:

    – the worst players on the field were Bushron on O and Bostic on D. Bostic missed a bunch on tackles in run D and was very poor on pass D. He constantly gets out of position in zone. He also did that last week 2 times and the Bears paid for it. Same thing last night. He’s very good in man coverage. He’s ridiculous in zone. Wake up, man.

    -what was Lamarr Houston doing on that insulting the ref penalty ? He came of the bench angry and screamed ‘fuck you’ into the face of the official. He should be punished in some way by Emery/Trestman. That’s inexcusable.

    – Cutler insisted on throwing to a semi-injured Marshall in double coverage 2 or 3 times while Jeffery was singled. It shouldn’t happen as Jeffery was open 2 of those times. Jets game plan was obvious. Cutler didn’t take advantage enough. Good thing Jeffery isn’t a diva.

    -Mind blowing pass protection from De La Puente on the 2nd Bennett TD catch. The Jets blitzed 4 guys onto the right side of the Bears OL. So it has 4 against 3. De La Puente first helps Ola engage Wilkerson who attacks the A gap between them and then continued to block 2 other blitzers on his own. The other A gaper and the 5T that stunts inside. SIMPLY PUT AN INCREDIBLE PLAY, A CLINIC IN A 3RD AND 11 RED ZONE PLAY !!! Uauuuuuuuuuu !!!???
    Extend this guy today Emery…. fucking do it RIGHT NOW !!! Wake him up if you have to.

    -I don’t think Fuller touched the ball after that fumble-touched out of bounds play. He seems to ralize what’s happening and pulls his hand out. Trestman should have challenged. It might be that Fuller didn’t help him, laid back as he is.

    – Dixon seems like a keeper at the gunner position. He played at ‘possible game ball recipient’ level. Just watch the 50 yards punt at 8.10 in the 3rd. You need a great punt and a get there in a hurry gunner. Both should be exalted.

    • GPLDAN

      Houston’s penalty was, as Butch said, very Raiders of him.

      • MB30SD

        I commented out loud last night, “Fucking houston! You’re not on the fucking raiders anymore dude! We don’t do that inane shit here!”

        • bearsfantillend

          I did the exact same thing. Hard to break old habits, every time Willie Young is out there i expect an off sides penalty too.

      • CanadaBear

        Seriously, screaming at the refs is always stupid. Butkus used to intimidate the refs but I don’t think that happens much any more. Houston has been pretty disappointing up til now but part of that is due to my high expectations for him. Hope he starts bringing it.

    • bearsfantillend

      Dixon and P.O’D were great last night. i am worried about the Punt protection. several times this year O’Donnell is dangerously close to getting blocked, one was blocked. I haven’t paid too much attention to the protection, is the line missing their assignments or just getting blown up? or is O’Donnell slow at getting the kicks off?

    • Trac

      Put a name to that post buddy. I like how you roll.

  • MB30SD

    btw, if we could go with a healthy Mundy | McCray all year, we’d be ok. Nothing flashy, but solid. Mundy is better than just solid.

    • CanadaBear

      Totally agree. Not sure we’re going to have any health at safety this year. It’s definitely a position of attrition. Not just for us but all over the league. Not sure what’s going on with Conte. Either his shoulders are like dry kindling or he should take a few weeks off and get fully healed. Loved that hit by McCray on the munchkin. From what I saw of Bostic last night, I think he’s on the verge of a breakthrough. He was close, A LOT. No reason to ever put CD back in there unless it’s for blitzing. I thought DJ and Lance both played their best games last night. Hope they stay healthy.

      • MB30SD

        agree with all of this. Still utterly baffled by all the CD love or even like. He’s just a body out there. Put a better than average guy in his spot and everyone would be like, holy shit!

        I think if conte’s not careful he’s going to take himself out of a (ignominious) career very quickly here. And no, I won’t be too sad.

        Agree on bostic too. Didn’t see what barb saw, yeah, a couple times his guy got thrown to over the top of him, but that happens to every IMLB. Not everyone can be 6’4″ lach out there. I think by the end of the year he’s going to be making 1-2 of those ‘holy shit’ plays that he’s missing by a cunthair now every game.

    • Mundy/Conte is their best duo by a mile. Conte is their best coverage safety by a lot, and Mundy is their best run support safety by a lot. They complement each other nicely that way too.

  • Trac

    We lost to the 18th ranked team and beat the 17th and 21nd ranked teams who self destructed. One ugly loss and 2 ugly wins. The truth is staring us in the face but it feels oh so good to be blind. He he.

    • MB30SD

      your new nickname is…. Cybil.

      Team rankings mean nothing right now.

    • CanadaBear

      I think the Bears had a hand in the Jets and forty whiners “self-destruction”. Neither one was a lucky win (or an unlucky loss). We deserved all 3 outcomes.

      • Trac

        Yeah man. The truth, she is an elusive foe at times. Lol

    • Big Mike

      Like rankings matter after three games. I saw one ranking (Prisco?) that dropped the Bears 3 spots after their win. So what. My guess is the 49ers will be a 10-6 team. The Jets will be 9-7. Without regard to rankings any road win is tough.

      • CanadaBear

        Like they ever matter. It does piss you off at times but what the hell. If Don Banks, Peter King and the Bristol bunch don’t like us, oh well.

        • MB30SD

          I had a sigh of relief when that fat dump berman picked the jets. That guy is probably the most annoying person on this earth.

      • Trac

        Yeah Mike. I’m just tweaking a perspective. Dares a ho lotta work to do out dare yet.

  • Jokey

    @dabearsblog Plz give us the skinny on the bad Ola plays

    • CanadaBear

      For sure the penalty on BMarsh’s TD. I thought Ola was a bit of a turnstile last night but he is a backup and the Jets have 3 terrific DLmen and Rex loves to blitz from every direction. Ola also screwed up the block on the screen pass to Forte that looked like a sure TD.

      • GPLDAN

        Ola’s biggest fuckup was a clear blow to the head on the TD to Marshall. He had no reason to bring his hands up and had 2 seconds to slide his feet and none of it mattered.

        We came back and threw the TD anyhow to Unicorn, but that was a fuckup since it’s so clearly communicated by the league in preseason that it will not stand.

  • Trac
  • Sactowns#1

    So I was thinking about going to the Bucs game. Does anyone have a line on tickets?

    • CanadaBear

      If they keep playing the way they are now, I’m pretty sure there will be tix available the day of the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • MB30SD

        hahahaha, they have 3-13 written all over them. Although I have no idea where they’ll scrape 3 wins together from.

        Extra. Dry.

    • bearsfantillend

      check the windshield wipers on cars in parking lots.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Who the fuck is Ahmad Dixon?

    • GPLDAN

      #36 Two powerful tackles on punts, he looks Corey Graham good as a gunner.

      As a safety, it could be look the fuck out, dunno.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        Give that kid a rifle and send him to the front line

        • Trac

          You are a very very violent man. I’m going to have to check in with Barb to see if he’s finished working on your profile yet. He he.

    • MB30SD

      Hahahaha… I also said that out loud last night. “who the fuck is that!?”

  • bearsfantillend
    • MB30SD

      exhibit A why fantasy is the fucking worst. Seriously people calling bmarsh a bum for getting hurt.

      My god, what a collection of humanity. smfh.

      • CanadaBear

        It goes back to what we were talking about yesterday. Could you imagine one of those weenies saying shit to either BMarsh? I’d pay to see that!

        • MB30SD

          hahaha… yeah, no. Ridiculous man.

          Trash. I don’t care what color, humans can be dumb panicky fucking animals.

          • CanadaBear

            No doubt. Have you ever seen that bit on Jimmy Kimmel where athletes read horrible tweets douchebags have sent them? Funny shit.

      • Trac

        Yup. Just imagine how the NSA agents feel on a regular basis.

  • Ososfan

    You know who else missed some key blocks? Black Unicorn, looked like he was driving slow on some of his blocks. And Paea, I’ve really liked him but Ann, dude just doesn’t do much out there except for a few blocks here and there, he use to pressure the middle back when he first got here, don’t know if he’s still hurt, he was moving slow too last night…. Btw, FUCK THE PACKERS

    • Paea had a very solid game last night. He doesn’t make flash plays, but he clogs lanes and absorbs blockers to free others.

      • SC Dave

        I thought Paea played his best game in a while last night.

  • MB30SD
  • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

    …and I have to miss the Packer game to help my best friend move. FML.

    • CanadaBear

      You’re a good friend Doc. Break out the PVR and don’t listen to the radio or TV until after you watch it.

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        NO DVR. Plus, we’ll be moving TWO houses into one DIFFERENT house on both Saturday and Sunday. Christ, what did I sign up for?

        • CanadaBear

          Holy fuck Doc. Hope you’ve got some kind of back brace or weightlifting belt to support your lower back. Take care of those knees, too.

        • Big Mike

          I was on that circuit into my early 30s. Most of my friends after that hired movers. The amount of stuff being moved was starting to get ridiculous for amateurs. Now that I’m early 50’s the requests have started coming again. The culprit, divorced guys needing to get a few things into an apartment. The answer (round up some high school football players and shell out a few hundred bucks).

    • bearsfantillend

      what kind of person moves on a Football Sunday?They should know better. Tell them its the Lords day.

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        He’s a seahawk fan and they have a bye week. Whatryagonnado?

        • bearsfantillend

          is that a limp i see Doc? is your hammy tightening up? you better take it easy for at least a week. I recommend you do as little as possible and let that thing heal.

          • MB30SD

            I think it’s actually a lower back… yeah, def looks like a lower back. Shit, spasms coming up next.

          • bearsfantillend

            probably right – pinched sciatic nerve is probably causing the limp. Good Catch MB!

          • MB30SD

            I’m not a doctor bear’s phallus, but I do occasionally play one on a blog.

            You’re welcome Doc!

        • Big Mike

          Personal Foul.. Not respecting a friends football loyalties.

          • bearsfantillend

            Goodell would suspend the friendship for at least 2 games, until actual video or pics show up.

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      that’s not a friend…. bloody leach.

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        I know. I know. Well, he helped me move the last two times I moved.

        #overabarrel

        • CanadaBear

          Yeah, you’re definitely hooped on that one.

        • Big Mike

          and he cashes in on Bears/Packers? Can’t move Saturday? Or start early? man..

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Both days man. Both days.

          • Big Mike

            How much shit does he have? Or is it just the two of you? Good lord…

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Just the two of us. We’ll be moving his girlfriends house into the new house on Saturday and his house into the new house on Sunday. Bad lord…

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Maybe I’ll go to home depot and grab some migrant workers to help.

          • bearsfantillend

            nope their going to be at home watching the games.

          • MB30SD

            BOOM!

            60% of the time, works…… erra tiiime.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjvQFtlNQ-M

          • Big Mike

            Knew there had to be a girl involved in this. Just knew it. Otherwise why not move in the preseason? Or when the Bears and Seahawks don’t play.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Women, can’t live with ’em….pass the beer nuts.

          • MB30SD

            can’t live with ’em, and sheep don’t cook.

          • Big Mike

            Damn, and it’s the worst incarnation of a woman. A buddy’s girlfriend. And she’s already making choices for him that are messing up your happiness…

          • Jokey

            best cheers line eva

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            Play the fucking religion card, man. Convert yourself to some ‘no work on Sunday or else’ pronto. You have time. Or find yourself a girlfriend who’s into shit like that so you can play the girlfriend card yourself. DO BOTH !!!
            ‘Hey, don’t fuck with my faith and my pussy, friend’. Do something… rebel yourself against this bullshit.

    • Big Mike

      How can he qualify as a best friend if he’s moving during the Bears/Packers. How I ask? How?

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        Don’t worry. He’ll be demoted.

        • bearsfantillend

          i have a feeling its a girlfriend nagging your ‘Best Friend’ to get this move done and she picked the dates. Am I close?

          • MB30SD

            have I ever mentioned that I’m so glad I’m single?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Once or twice.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            NTTAWWT

          • MB30SD

            you are so whipped already. smh.

            hahahaha

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Yeah, true dat.
            Going to the Nebraska-IL game this Saturday with her dad. Unfortunately, the Huskers are going to dismantle Illinois.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Ding Ding Ding. She sold her house. Has to be out by the first.

        • MB30SD

          Doc, WTF?!

          Expect many more dick in a shoe texts from me for this. I’m disappointed. Where are your priorities. And he sounds more like an enemy to me.

          • Juan DeShawn

            NFL Birth Loyalty. He’s helping me because friendship is more important than American Football.

          • MB30SD

            oh, boo hoo juan! I can’t fucking believe you man. Hand in your fucking mancard please! RIGHT NOW!

            Also, ask doc for the shoe pic I sent him last night, you deserve it. SMHATJ

          • Juan DeShawn

            much……MUCH more to life than American Football.

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            I’ll grant you the first must, but the second MUST was over the top.

    • Juan DeShawn

      you are a TRUE friend. Birth Loyalty S.O. style.

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    I rewatched the game:

    – the worst players on the field were Bushrod (Mills closely followed) on O and Bostic on D. Bostic missed a bunch on tackles in run D and was very poor on pass D. He constantly gets out of position in zone. He also did that last week 2 times and the Bears paid for it. Same thing last night. He’s very good in man coverage. He’s ridiculous in zone. Wake up, man.

    -what was Lamarr Houston doing on that insulting the ref penalty ? He came of the bench angry and screamed ‘fuck you’ into the face of the official. He should be punished in some way by Emery/Trestman. That’s inexcusable.

    – Cutler insisted on throwing to a semi-injured Marshall in double coverage 2 or 3 times while Jeffery was singled. It shouldn’t happen as Jeffery was open 2 of those times. Jets game plan was obvious. Cutler didn’t take advantage enough. Good thing Jeffery isn’t a diva.

    -Mind blowing pass protection from De La Puente on the 2nd Bennett TD catch. The Jets blitzed 4 guys onto the right side of the Bears OL. So it has 4 against 3. De La Puente first helps Ola engage Wilkerson who attacks the A gap between them and then continued to block 2 other blitzers on his own. The other A gaper and the 5T that stunts inside. SIMPLY PUT AN INCREDIBLE PLAY, A CLINIC IN A 3RD AND 11 RED ZONE PLAY !!! Uauuuuuuuuuu !!!???
    Extend this guy today Emery…. fucking do it RIGHT NOW !!! Wake him up if you have to.

    -I don’t think Fuller touched the ball after that fumble-touched out of bounds play. He seems to realize what’s happening and pulls his hand out/up. Trestman should have challenged. It might be that Fuller didn’t help him, laid back as he is.

    – Dixon seems like a keeper at the gunner position. He played at ‘possible game ball recipient’ level. Just watch the 50 yards punt at 8.10 in the 3rd. He was in position to hit the KR at the catch even for a 60 yarder. You need a great punt and a get there in a hurry gunner. Both should be exalted. Good trio at that position (Dixon, McManis, Perry) to build upon.

    – On the longest Jets run play, the Ivory 17 yarder, they caught the Bears really sweet. They were in nickel with Houston at DT and 5 DBs, playing man to man. They trapped Houston with the pulling G, while Houston’s G and the RT (who left Willie Young out of the play while setting the edge) attacked and blanketed Briggs and Bostic. That left Conte one on one against Ivory, he tackled him after 11 yards and got hurt on the play. It’s wasn’t the run defense’s fault. It was great Jets play manufacturing a 5 on 5 run block. Only Defender that could have stopped the play was Bostic, who makes the mistake of engaging the pulling T instead of slicing around him. A difficult play to make for Bostic… he MUST make the play.

    – I’d rather watch Fuller play than getting blowjobs. His interception was a beautiful thing. He sits on the route and right at the top of it he pushes Nelson a little and makes him stumble a bit. That allows him to undercut and pick the ball. He can push him because Geno Smith is outside of the box. That’s really, really, really impressive. It’s clear proof he’s a natural in case one had doubts. Ohhhh… that slight push… are you fucking kidding me !?

    – Jennings in coverage 1/1, 7 yards; Vereen 1/3, 0 yards. That’s why Jennings might be “out of sight”.

    – huge quick pressure by Paea on the last play of the game. He has in Smith’s face in 2 seconds with an exemplary move on the LG in one on one. He’s really showing up in his contract year so far. May be putting some money on his table.

    • Bender McLugh

      what are you watching Barb…..per Biggs:

      Productive he was against the Jets. Bostic was credited with a game-high
      13 tackles in press box statistics with six solos and seven assists. He
      remained on the field with Lance Briggs in the nickel package so it was
      an entire game for Bostic, who previously was playing in the sub
      package only.

      • Bender McLugh

        I know Bostic isn’t Lach nor Briggs, but the worst player on D? please.

        • MB30SD

          THEECE!

        • Barb UMihai Mar

          who was the worst defender in your opinion ?

          • Peanut FTW

            Jared Allen. I needs to see some calf ropin

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            I need him to stop he run and don’t bite on those killer QB option plays. Even if he wasn’t dominant I didn’t see any errors from him, if you don’t count that offside that ended up a Jet penalty by Colon.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            Pro Football Focus:

            Jared Allen, DE: +3.1

            Breakdown: Like Houston, Allen has been quiet on the stat sheet since he arrived in Chicago but hasn’t matched that with strong work that base stats don’t record. He’s still yet to pick up that first sack for the Bears but he was active as both a pass rusher (three hits and three hurries) and run defender (four stops) en route to his highest game grade since Week 9 of last season.

            Signature Play: On the first play of the Jets’ final drive (Q4, 3.10) Allen exploited a deep Geno Smith drop to drive around Ferguson’s outside shoulder and hit Smith just after he threw what should have been an interception to Jonathan Bostic.

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        A bunch of crap. Of course he played the entire game… McCellin was injured. And of course he has the nickel LB. It’s like that from training camp. That’s news for nobody.
        Tackles are stats for newbies and 3 of his solos -at least- came in man coverage against RBs or TEs for little gain. I gave him props for the man coverage… that’s not the problem.
        Tell me how many tackles he missed… cause if he missed 6 that means he’s at 50%. Briggs doesn’t have 3 missed tackles in 3 Weeks, just to understand each other. And he makes basic mistakes in zone coverage… he clears his zone and opens up the middle of the field. That’s the biggest thing he has to improve.

    • it wasn’t fuller who recovered that fumble. it was another dude who came running in and grabbed it (I wanna say it was jones, but i can’t confirm), but his foot was out of bounds when he did it.

      • Jokey

        I think that was Williams. And even he wasn’t OB, but it was close and the Jets snapped the next play before there was enough think time for a red flag. DJ comes sliding in, grabs the ball, and has it before any part of him touches the line.

        Fuller thought about grabbing it, but smartly pulled his arms back.

        • Barb UMihai Mar

          yes

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        DJ Williams. He was in a legal position.

    • I like Dixon as a gunner too. Once they have McManis back that should be a nice gunner combo.

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        Perry doesn’t seem like a bum either. Nice combo indeed.

    • Doc Hamstring

      Houston said he told the ref “Back off” because the ref was standing on Willie.

      I can totally imagine a situation where he yells “Back off!” and the ref hears “Fuck off!”

      Either way, Houston was out of line, and the ref was an oversensitized vagina. It’s goddamn football, not tea and crumpets.

      • bearsfantillend

        to be honest if Houston was standing in front of me yelling anything in my direction i would probably throw a flag, and crap myself a little. Compared to the ref and me that dude is a big man.

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        you might be right about ‘back off’ instead of ‘fuck off’. They are pretty similar. That being said Young wasn’t on the ground, he has yelling at a Jet. Plus, what made the ref throw the flag was the movement of his head. He sticks his head like when you headbutt someone. I think you can even be sent off for such a gesture.

    • Doc Hamstring

      And Paea had a very very strong game. He was penetrating seemingly at will.

      And Fuller has mastered the Peanut Punch already. It’s looking (granted after 2 games is early, but let’s dream) like there’s no falloff from Peanut to Fuller, and Fuller is a goddamn ROOKIE. Imagine how much better he’s going to get with some seasoning. Emery deserves all sorts of praise for getting Fuller. Ha-Ha CD misses tackles, Pryor doesn’t seem strong in coverage; Fuller is leading the league in INTs, and has 2 Peanut Punch forced fumbles in one game.

      • bearsfantillend

        Amen, Brother!

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        Tell me something new about Fuller. Makes you wonder on how much GMs in the league understand football. One moron drafted a TE 5 picks earlier.

        • bearsfantillend

          That TE was also regarded as the BEST TEs in the draft. Detroit drafted him because they needed more offense than just Calvin Johnson. makes me wonder how much you really understand football.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            Ebron has 3 catches for 38 yards today. Big fucking help. Newsflash: Fuller has more yards than him.
            Meanwhile at CB they are starting a 34 years old Rashean Mathis and a UFA in nickel.

            Makes you wonder indeed.

          • bearsfantillend

            3 games have been played. players and positions develop at different rates.
            and you are trying to analyse this years draft picks and calling GMs morons after 3 games….

  • MB30SD
  • BillW

    Absolutely wonderful game to win. Can’t add anything to what’s been said – other than the Jets defense certainly make you earn every yard. I agree with Jeff’s assessment that Cutler showed fantastic leadership in this game. Also, impressed with the game plan, protection schemes etc. We’re being called a finesse team but we can stand up to defense like Rex’s through toughness.

    It’s early but the defense is starting to get notice. The line is stable and that helps given the injuries to the back 7.

    Jet fans think they would have won if the fumble play wasn’t blown dead. But there was time left in the half and 30 minutes left in the game. It’s dumb to assume the rest of the game would have played exactly the same play for play if the Jets scored.

    All I expected in this game is a win somehow. They got it. Now we need to get Jared Allen his first win ever in Soldier Field.

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      The Bears Offense isn’t considered a finesse offense. The running game is a finesse running game. And there were 0 signs of toughness against Rex’s defense in that regard.

      • bearsfantillend

        really 0 signs of toughness. I guess Matt Forte getting hit at the line of scrimmage and battling his way for a 1st down wasn’t tough. Something we have rarely seen for Forte. but it showed toughness and heart.

        • Scharfinator

          That was a great run for about 3 years. Probably his best this season. Serious grit.

        • Barb UMihai Mar

          They averaged around 1 yard a carry… so I don’t understand your point. You’re selling me the run game based on a 3rd and 1 ?

          • bearsfantillend

            Usually on those type runs Forte doesn’t get it once he is hit he goes down. he carried the guy and fought to get that first down. That is a sign of toughness, which is the point of yours that i was disputing when you stated 0 signs of toughness. I wasn’t saying that our whole run game was tough but there were signs throughout the game on Offence/defense/STs that you are not giving credit to by your statement. and that run was just one of them.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            Never in my life have I stated Forte isn’t tough. I’m obviously talking about the OLine play. The battle in the tranches. And I’m not bashing them, I just think they have to ‘get it together’. Almost every time 4 OL do a good job while 1 gets beat badly and they end up with pennies.
            Also I’m not calling them soft (who the fuck am I to say such a thing). What I did was negate out friends opinion that said “we can stand up to defense like Rex’s through toughness”.

            They’ll get it together. I don’t think it’s a chronic problem.

  • MB30SD
  • bearsfantillend

    ESPN continues to suck P. Manning’s dick. Oh No Manning did not get a chance during OT because Seattle scored a TD on the first drive. How many OT games have there been since that rule change? Now that it affects Manning its an issue and the rule should change. Fucking Ridiculous.

    • Peanut FTW

      It would have been have with the original rules as well, if Denver can’t keep the offense out of the end zone for one drive then they don’t deserve to win.

  • BillW

    Comments – questions on the officiating:
    I don’t believe in the “calls even out”. I get the concept but each call needs to be right.

    The fumble call obviously wrong and I believe the refs are instructed to let the play continue in cases like that. But they are also instructed to protect the QB and so a quick whistle SHOULD happen 100% of the time. Bad call but not a ref mistake (if that makes sense.)

    The first PI call against the Jets – replay clearly showed their arms locked up. That goes against the defense almost always. Not a bad call.

    The hit on the Jets receiver when catching the TD pass. I get the idea but there has to be a better clarification by the league so the fans aren’t saying like I did and Jeff and thousands of others – are you REALLY supposed to just stand there and let them catch it? Probably not a bad call but sure seems that way.

    Phantom holding call – I missed the replay but I’ll assume it was a jersey tug that the official saw or thought he saw. If so, they are being consistent at least since they called SF on that last week. If not – see my last comment.

    Last pass in end zone by Jets – maybe PI? Have to see it again. I didn’t watch the replay because I was celebrating the victory. But only a penalty if there was contact before the ball. Some Jet fans are saying “he never got his head around”; but you don’t have as long as there is no contact whatsoever until the ball is there. So maybe bad call, maybe great call.

    Don’t recall any other controversial calls.

    I think any major penalty ought to be reviewable. By major I mean 15 yards and/or automatic first downs. I never understood those that say “the game would be too long”. First, not if a coach had the same number of challenges. And second – do any fans complain about the length of a game? The Buffalo Wild Wings commercial even shows fans wanting the game to go longer.

    And in all seriousness I’d grant the coach unlimited challenges until he gets two wrong. I hate the idea that a coach can be right three times and then can’t challenge anymore. I can’t help but wonder if there have been any situations where a coach was right three times and the ref got pissed and called a close one against the coach? Probably not, but I’d hate for the Bears to ever be in that situation.

    I’d be rather a three and half hour game where most of the close important calls were reviewed than a three hour game with a bunch of question marks. Besides, you could easily speed up the process by taking the ref out of it and let the league office handle it.

  • Trac

    New threadarewski!

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