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Rivalry Renewed: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Game Preview

| September 25th, 2014

Jaws8 little boy eaten 1975

Why do I like the Chicago Bears this week?

I always like the Chicago Bears.

(But this week just a bit more.)

A Thought on Aaron Rodgers

For the first time in his tenure with the Green Bay Packers, The Golden Boy hath lost his shine. His gold is more a beige. The Beige Boy.

It started a year ago with Greg Jennings criticizing Rodgers on the way out the door, causing national NFL media types to start a letter-writing campaign in hopes of having Jennings ex-communicated from the league. Aaron Rodgers not a good leader? Aaron Rodgers not a great teammate? How dare anyone insinuate such a thing!

(Side note: Outside of Devin Hester, who couldn’t play the position he was asked to play, how many players from Jay Cutler’s huddle have made such accusations?)

On opening night of the 2014 campaign there was Aaron Rodgers verbally ripping his fifth-round rookie center in front of a national audience. After the Packers loss to Detroit, one of their most woeful offensive performances in years, he ripped the individuals responsible for adjustments. (Some call these individuals “coaches”.) From Packers.com:

“We didn’t make enough adjustments to score enough points,” Rodgers said.

Adjustments?

“Adjustments, yeah. We didn’t make enough adjustments,” Rodgers said.

“Their goal was they were going to limit the number of one-on-one coverages and roll the coverage to Jordy. We need balance. We have to run the ball better, more effectively. We haven’t done it in the first three games,” Rodgers said.

So it’s the coaches and their adjustments. And it’s those responsible for running the ball. So everybody on the offense except for…him? You think this was harmless? Mike McCarthy did not and took veiled shots back when he met the media:

“I’m not really up here to talk about scheme,” McCarthy said at his Monday news conference. “One thing I always talk to our players about all the time is scheme is not a crutch. The fundamentals and the things we do from an execution standpoint were not good enough, clearly, on offense.”

There is blood in the water for the first time in the Aaron Rodgers era in Green Bay. If the Bears don’t pounce on them at home like Alex Kintner, they are not ready to seize the moment and control of the NFC North.

DBB CLASSIC: I HATE THE PACKERS

ADVANTAGE BEARS

  • What’s kept the Packers pass rush from being effective thus far is their inability to stop the run and the Bears must be salivating at the opportunity to rush the football after facing three of the best defensive lines in the sport to open the season. The Bears know the best way to defeat Aaron Rodgers is to keep the football out of his hands. The run game is Weapon #1 in that arsenal.
  • Bears front four has been inconsistent pressuring the quarterback but Sunday will be the first game of 2014 wherein the defensive ends will not have to be wary of the read option attack. In the fourth quarter against the Jets, when Jared Allen was allowed to unabashedly attack the quarterback, the pass rush showed it has the ability to be a serious threat and it’ll be interesting to see it unleashed for four quarters. Almost more important will be the continued development of the Bears inside rush, with Ego and Sutton both looking like potential long-term answers at the position.
  • Let’s be honest, the Bears don’t play the Seahawks in Seattle this year. So barring health the Bears passing attack is a significant advantage over every single team on their 2014 schedule. (And remember, Marshall & Jeffery have yet to take the field healthy together this season.) The most underrated player in the NFL through three games has been Martellus Bennett, suddenly emerging as a match-up nightmare for defenses and the league’s most reliable red zone target.
  • From Audibles: “Two quarterbacks will play Sunday at Soldier Field. One has completed 66.1% of his passes for 750 yards and a TD-INT ratio of 8-2. Passer rating? 98.2. The other has completed 62.7% of his passes for 697 yards and a 5-1 ratio. Passer rating of 95.1 Heading into Bears v. Packers, Bears have the quarterback playing at the higher level.”  Jay Cutler started the season being rightfully lambasted on a Monday morning for the inexcusable decision-making leading to his throwing an interception to a defensive tackle and costing the Bears their home opener. He has spent the two weeks since playing some of his best football as a Chicago Bear, leading the banged-up group to difficult prime time road victories as underdogs in both cases. He must beat the Packers. He must beat them at Soldier Field. If they Packers score 30, he must score 31. If Rodgers completes 75% of his passes and tosses three touchdowns, he must complete 75.1% and throw four touchdown passes. This game can bury the Green Bay Packers. Jay Cutler holds the shovel.

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ADVANTAGE PACKERS

  • Bears were not prepared for Jeremy Kerley Monday night, attempting to cover him with a combination of Isaiah Frey and linebackers. (I warned about Kerley a week ago.) If they take the same approach Sunday against the Packers, Randall Cobb will be racing through the middle of the field untouched. (If I were Mel Tucker I would take a page out of Rex Ryan’s book from this past week and use one of my larger, more physical front-seven types to hit Cobb at the line of scrimmage. Jon Bostic would be a prime contender for the role.)
  • History is still on this team’s side. The last time the Packers played at Soldier Field they scored the flukiest touchdown in the history of the building and exploited a blown coverage on fourth and impossible to win the division and send the Bears home. They had no business winning the game, and they knew that, but they left the city champions again. One can not underestimate not only their lack of intimidation at Soldier Field but their overflowing confidence.
  • Packers pass rush hasn’t made a ton of impact plays thus far, registering only five sacks, but expect Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers to be hyper-motivated Sunday. This will force the Bears to utilize Eben Britton in their tight tackle position to help Mills and limit somewhat their creativity outside.
  • Who is playing safety for the Bears? Even if the Bears announce starters or actives, who is going to finish the game playing safety for the Bears? It will be a question mark against Rodgers with Mundy and Conte – the Bears intended starters – playing. If they’re not out there the Bears will learn the vast difference between battling Geno Smith with backups and doing the same against Rodgers.

BECAUSE I LOVE CAM AND THIS PHOTOGRAPH

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I EXPECT…

…Jared Allen to register his first sack of the 2014 season early in the game. Allen isn’t playing for the veteran minimum in Chicago and he does not want his season to require validation from PFF grades and readjusted pressures on Tuesday mornings. Sacks are what has defined Allen as one of the premiere pass rushers of the past ten years and sacks will ultimately be what gets him into the Hall of Fame. He sacks Rodgers before halftime Sunday.

I DON’T EXPECT…

…a shootout. A month ago I would have penciled both teams into the thirties and not been surprised if both teams ended up in the forties. But injuries in Chicago and turmoil in Green Bay have left me thinking this contest might be a bit more of a grind than I anticipated.

SPARKLES! (Watch this video)

A FEW RELEVANT LINKS

  • Jason La Canfora breaks down Jay Cutler’s almost move to Washington in 2009. Three franchises drastically altered.
  • A man picks all 15 Sunday and Monday games this past weekend and wins more than 57K on a $5 bet. Geno Smith’s last second jump ball in the end zone changed this guy’s life. This is another reason I need a legal sports book within 10 miles of my house.
  • Bob McGinn in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel breaks down the Bears who he describes as dangerous, despite their many injuries.

A PADDY POWER GAMBLE

1-2 through three games after nailing Jets under 24 pts.

Most bets on Paddy Power go off at less than even odds but in their Race to 10 (meaning first team to score ten points) they offer Bears at even money. I see the Bears starting hot Sunday so drop $100 and double your money.

FINAL SCORE

In three parts.

Part I. I think the Bears start strong on offense, feeding off the Soldier Field crowd and running game they’ve been waiting to fire.

Part II. But their failure to get off the field on third down will allow Green Bay to hang around for most of the afternoon. Bears defense continues their trend, however, of holding the opponent to field goals in the red zone.

Part III. Game is decided by three elements. (1) Costly Packers turnover in fourth quarter. (2) Bears pass rush finding their sea legs around that same time. (3) Matt Forte putting the game away on the ground.

Chicago Bears 24, Green Bay Packers 20

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  • Viva

    The Bears are in first place in the NFC North. Fuck the Pack.

    • MB30SD

      THEEECZES

  • Viva

    Bears 34
    Pack 20

    If the league wants to give us a short week to prepare for our arch rivals, fuck the league, and Fuck the Pack. Keep the game plan simple. Game plan = take what they give you. Adaptability is our greatest asset. Fuck the Pack.

    • Trac

      Capitalist Pigs! Hey, that would be a great name change for the Redskins.

      • beninnorcal

        Trac, it’s Washington. We can’t say the R-word around here, you know that.

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      The D line MUST pressure Rodgers and put multiple hits on him. Young, Allen, Ratliff and Houston simply have to be effective all day especially on 3rd downs. The D MUST get off of the field.

      • bearsfantillend

        is Ratliff playing this week?

        • MB30SD

          he fucking better be, otherwise it’s one of those vet lingering concussions after many, and we’re fucked for rat for the rest of the year.

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          he simply has to.

          • bearsfantillend

            not his choice. has to be medically cleared because of the concussion.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            I’ll forge the note if I have to. I’m headed to Halas Hall.

          • bearsfantillend

            Paging Doctor Cutty Badger, please report to Halas Hall immediately.

      • Cormonster

        Don’t forget about Flatbread. He has a couple sacks already this year.

  • GPLDAN

    Matty Bowen says Bears only played Cover 2 and 3 lo against Smith and blitzed only once off a c3 look.

    He said if they do that to Rodgers he will make them eat shit so Tucker has to dial up some exotics

    • Viva

      When in doubt attack attack attack. (That’s rule # 2 at Marine Infantry Officer Course). Rule number 1, if you were wondering, and I know you were, = never be a pussy at the point of attack.

      • MB30SD

        NEVER!

        If you’re going to go anyway, be first and put everything into that first hit

        • Viva

          I heart you.

        • CanadaBear

          I was in a few fights as a kid and that was always my motto.

      • Bears-4-Ever

        Nice Viva. Reminds me of this awesome scene from an equally awesome movie.

        Semper Fi.
        Fox 2/7

        • Viva

          I was in the stumps with 3rdLAR for a loooong time. Semper Fi

          • Bear Down in Tampa

            I was with the AAV’s for 6 years…Semper Fi.

          • Viva

            Semper Fi

      • AlbertInTucson

        “Attack. Repeat. Attack” –
        Admiral William F. “Bull” Halsey at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

    • Jokey

      got a link to that?

      • GPLDAN
        • CanadaBear

          I’m sure your link is legit but from now on when people ask me for proof/link I’m using your answer. How many people are going to go to hour 3?

          • Cormonster

            It’s really easy. Click on hour three, and then you can click on the minutes bar until you find what you want to hear. That’s how I listen to the Score. I look to see who the guests are for the hour, and if I want to listen I just click around until I find the guest.

  • Viva

    In the second halves of our first 3 games we have stuck it to our opponents to the tune of 44 – 15. Tresticles and Co. are making adjustments to savage their opponents.

  • DSupreme

    MUTHA FUCK the Packers!!! Lets get this win at Solider Field Sunday fellas. #BearDown

    • MB30SD

      THEEECE DMUTHAFUCKINGSUPREME!

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    I’m looking forward to a huge fucking game from Alshon and Bennett. I think that Brandon and Forte will keep the Pack honest but the Packers simply don’t have the horses to handle Bennett and Alshon. The only thing that kills us would be pressure resulting in turnovers in or near our side of the field. THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN.

    • Viva

      and Rodgers?

      • beninnorcal

        I don’t know, DEAD?

        • Viva

          you know.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Operation Rodgers So Dead commences in a matter of days.
            May have to risk one of the troops getting kicked out to put him out of his misery because you know Pep is going to try to land on that shoulder.

  • Bear Down in Tampa

    This is where the entire D-Line earn their stripes as Bears. In the Lovie years, we pantsed some very good Lions teams that were in turmoil at home, effectively derailing their seasons. We need to not beat the Pack 24-20, but 27-10, make it a physical thrashing of Rodgers to the tune of 8 sacks. I agree with Jeff (one of the few times ever) we need to take their will and crush it, burn it and then bury it under the field Jimmy Hoffa style. Make them leave Soldier Field regretting their decision to play professional football. So pumped for Sunday, let’s do this!!!!

  • Bears-4-Ever

    Bears 17
    Packers 13

    It will come down to a 4th Quarter Bears TD…and a crucial stop by the Bears D in the last 2 mins. with GB needing a TD to win. They will fail.

    BEAR DOWN!

    • MB30SD

      because conte is not on the field?

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Jeff, the “southside of Chicago is spiritual ground zero”? Who is this fucking clown that you retweet?
    lol

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Bleacher Report article addressing Marshall’s ankle. Injury to both sides of ankle apparently. He must be rested or else he’ll be ineffective all year. There are 13 games left. Why risk the 11 or 12 after this short week? That would be foolish. He can’t run, cut or push off of it which means he can’t block, use his speed or get in position to use his size. Gotta rest him even though it would be painful to watch.

  • Viva


    #neverforget

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      damn, it’s too bad the game of old spawned so many lawsuits fucking up the game of the future. That was like a streetfight.

    • CanadaBear

      Forrest Gregg. Say no more.

  • BearFanInDE

    I’m rooting for Jay as much as the any other fan, but lets take it easy on the Rodgers comparisons Jeff. Here are the stats for the 2 of them over the last 5 years. Cutler has NEVER had a 100%+ QB Rating, while Rodgers is over 100 every year. Lets hope this is the year #6 passes that threshold. People’s opinions about ‘good leaders’, Jennings and Hester are distractions. The numbers speak for themselves.

    QB Year Yds TD INT QBRating

    Cutler 2009 3,666 27 26 76.8
    Rodgers 2009 4,434 30 7 103.2

    Cutler 2010 3,274 23 16 86.3
    Rodgers 2010 3,922 28 11 101.2

    Cutler 2011 2,319 13 7 85.7
    Rodgers 2011 4,643 45 6 122.5

    Cutler 2012 3,033 19 14 81.3
    Rodgers 2012 4,295 39 8 108

    Cutler 2013 2,621 19 12 89.2
    Rodgers 2013 2,536 17 6 104.9

    • bearsfantillend

      perspective – look at the receiving corp, offensive line, and offensive coordinator.

      • BearFanInDE

        Good point BearsFanTillEnd. Very good point. Still not sure about the 2013 numbers (with this OL, Coach and Receivers)

        • bearsfantillend

          only “excuse” for last year is new systems for everyone, and a lot of new faces on the OL,

    • BillW

      Your point? Every year is different. Every GAME is different. THIS year Rodgers is in a funk. THIS year Cutler is not. Right now Cutler is playing at a higher level.

      Doesn’t mean he is a better QB all around – or does it? Maybe RIGHT NOW he is.

      • BearFanInDE

        My point is to look at the actual numbers of the 2 QBs being compared over the last half decade.

        • BillW

          Why? His comparison was THIS year. Never said Cutler is better overall.

      • SC Dave

        According to your own argument, whoever is better this Sunday is all that matters.

        • BillW

          Ok. We are mixing points here. Jeff said Cutler this year so far is playing better than Rodgers Then the point was tempered by “DE” bringing out the past 5 years stats. Which I said were not relevant to Jeffs point. After all GB received no points or yards in the Lions game from his stats over the last 5 years

          Now to your point The only thing that matters Sunday is the Bears beating the Packers

  • BillW

    The Bears HAVE to win this game. The Packers haven’t been more down with Rodgers healthy. Can you even imagine the sick feeling we’ll all have if somehow the Packers pull this game out their ass?

    I will make this pledge – if the unthinkable happens I’m off this board for good. Because all my worst fears will have come true and I know no one here is going want to hear what I have to say.

    The Bears NEED to take advantage of this position and make another step forward. CUTLER needs to take advantage and take another step forward. No dumb-ass throws that will have the Packer nation saying “Jay being Jay”.

    “Jay being Jay” has to start meaning VICTORY this year.

    I’ve seen plenty of Bear victories over the Packers but I’m not going to this one. My older son has as well but he is not going either. My younger son is 1-1, with the loss being with me at the NFC Championship game. He is going – and if they win I guess that means he and I will never go to a Bears – Packers game together ever again.

    BEAR DOWN!

    • CanadaBear

      Jay got the monkey off his back last year. He had a good game against them last year. It was the D that let us down, not Jay.

      • BillW

        You’re right of course and yet they still lost. That’s what I mean in my other post below. There is always a reason/excuse for losing, which just means the Bears always lose.

        I try hard not to say “we won” or “we lost” because I hate when I hear Packer fans say that. (Yeah – YOU won? Wow – good thing they had you as a fan.)

        • CanadaBear

          I totally agree with ya Bill but I thought it was huge last year that Cutler played a great game. it had to help his confidence.

          • Viva

            The McCown chatter was obnoxiously loud, and Cutty played through it (and hence got a fat contract a day or two later).

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            I put one of my kids through grade school (pre-school) this year simply by betting against the Bucs. Thanks Josh!

          • MB30SD

            you should be thanking lovie.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            All of them are so generous to me. 200% ROI just on their games and crucial to my 2 and 3 game parlays.

          • MB30SD

            they they shall both generously supplyeth me with goodies from my homeland.

            We boweth our heads and thanketh the buffoons.

          • BillW

            Again, good point and I think you’re saying that will keep him from feeling he needs to prove something.

            I still remember the time he threw a bunch of picks in trying to “prove” he wasn’t afraid of a particular CB. I want to believe he has exorcised that feeling.

    • Viva

      We have a better football team then they do. The only advantage that they have right now is team health, which Tresman has done a wonderful job disguising. If we can’t run, we can throw. If we can’t throw to one guy, we can throw to 4 more very viable targets. We can beat them inside, outside, deep, short, in the seams or on the edges.
      Fuck the Pack.

      • BillW

        “We can beat them inside, outside, deep, short, in the seams or on the edges.”

        I like it. Very Knute Rockne

      • BillW

        And to that point, I hope we see several long sustained drives that result in TDs. Keep Rodgers on the bench and feeling like he has to win the game himself. There is trouble in Packer land based on Jeff’s stuff above and it would be fun to see a sideline explosion or Rodgers yell at a teammate.

      • SC Dave

        They still have Rodgers.

        • Viva

          True, but Rodgers. Dead.

    • BillW

      One last point – I want to PROUD of this team again. Not be in the position to make lame excuses (well, this guy was hurt – or it was a fluke play – or if only we had a good safety or whatever.) I don ‘t want to hear Trestman say “we were well prepared and I’m proud of the effort.”

      Plain and simple that is the stuff losers say. This is every bit a key game as I expected before the season started. I KNOW the Bears CAN win this game. I’m upset at myself that I have doubts.

      Nothing more to say.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      DaBearsBlog is your drug. You can’t resist…yoooou’ll beeee baaaack!

  • BillW

    THAT VIDEO IS HILARIOUS! Absolutely classic female Packer fan!

  • MichiganBearFan

    I have let the board down. I had a one-day trip to a Wisconsin supplier yesterday and did not have the time to post my anti-Packer funnies on their bathroom stall walls. I don’t believe that I missed the chance during Packer week. I even let down my kids, for they knew of the plot as well. As for me and my house we root for the Bears and hate the Packers.

  • Viva

    Jeter once said that he plays hard every game because in the back of his mind there is always some kid out there who is watching him play for the first time.
    The fact that one of his motivations in life is to be a great example to our kids does inspire millions (myself included). Well done on the tweet, Jeff.

    • BillW

      Nice thought by Jeter – but did he give credit to the player who first said that? (MJ)

  • Sactowns#1

    Hmmm…this is becoming concerning.
    Health watch: Coming off Monday night’s game in New Jersey, the Bears opted not to practice Wednesday, having a walk-through instead. If they had run a full practice, the team announced would have sat out completely: Garza, Slauson, McClellin, Brandon Marshall (ankle), Jared Allen (illness), Tony Fiammetta (hamstring), Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) and Sherrick McManis (quadriceps).

    • SC Dave
      • burntorangenavyblue

        Ugh, it’s like DNP’s is wanting to turn into DNR’s for the way things are going

    • guest

      11 players on injury report, all starters if you count ST.

  • Few Bear Necessities to win:

    Cutler must continue playing efficiently.
    This means no bozo throws into the gut of DTs. In the redzone or FG range, check down or throw it away if it isn’t there.

    The front four MUST get pressure AND contain on their own.
    It’s a hard task, but Rodgers will kill teams rolling out of the pocket as much as in it. We know this more than anyone. If the front four make Vadgers uncomfortable on their own, it also means less blitzes and less exposure to our mash unit at safety.

    Specials must not arrive on the short bus.
    I don’t expect much from them, just don’t fuck up. Punts have been dangerously close to getting blocked. Can’t allow momentum shifters like that at home. That sucks the energy right out of the crowd.

    X-factor. Forte.
    The score noted that Forte has more receiving yards than running yards. This is the game to change that.
    I advocated the pass opening the run last game cuz the Jets were stout vs the run. Trestman did just that.
    Now, I think establishing the run vs the Pack sub-par Dline would be a good idea all around. However, if we’re getting 1-2 yds per carry, don’t be hard headed about it. Get ahead, then try again in the 2nd half to bleed out the clock.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Big Packer Concerns from last Sunday.

    The Packers got 2 picks AND a fumble from Matthew Stafford last week, won the turnover battle 3 to 1 and still could do no better than tie the game at 7-7 early.

    The Packers turned the ball over on downs (which, in my opinion, should be recorded officially as a “turnover”) at the Lions 20 with 6:54 to play and the Packer offense never saw the field again.

    On the Lions final drive Green Bay gave up conversions of 3rd and 7, 3rd and 4, and 3rd and 2 before
    Stafford knelt down 3 times.

    I believe Detroit was 6 for 6 on 3rd down Sunday.

    Clay Matthews finished the game on the sideline with a groin issue.

    The Bears must exploit these opportunities / issues.

  • MB30SD

    ahhhh, yes. I believe I posted the link to that fat ugly packer chick about 200 times after it came out. gold.

    Also, here’s one for rabbit: http://www.mandatory.com/2014/09/25/the-funniest-gifs-of-the-week/2

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      I am NOT clicking on that at work.

      • MB30SD

        It’s totally sfw. Very cute. Don’t you have a phone? !

        • MB30SD

          sheeeesh. Guy texts you ONE pic of a cock in a shoe and he’s on your shitlist.

  • MB30SD

    you knows I always links me some Bullys

    Oh yeah, and fuck the packers. cunts.

  • Bear Down in Tampa

    I’ve got an Over/Under: Missed field goals for Mason Crosby, 1.5. Whatcha got?

  • GPLDAN

    Chicken Dinner won’t be out there to re-break Rodgers collarbone.

  • GPLDAN
    • MB30SD

      jesus.

  • GPLDAN

    Jeff-O

    You do the Twatter thang, please get on the Free Bill Simmons bandwagon. Thank Uze.

    http://emptylighthouse.com/freebillsimmons-blows-twitter-269532069

    • CanadaBear

      I don’t like Simmons but he was right. Loved the tweet; hit a joint=1 year, hit a woman=2 weeks and hit the nail on the head=3 weeks.

      • bearsfantillend

        agree – that suspension is ridiculous. Criticize players, fans, coaches, but can’t criticize the league. It is one of the major issues with ESPN – the so called World Leader of Sport Reporting. They promote debate on all their programs especially the crap show called ‘First Take’. But if you have a different unapproved opinion by ESPN, you are suspended. That’s why ESPN gets scooped by the outlets like Deadspin and TMZ.

        • CanadaBear

          Not sure how much difference it made but when Simmons was daring ESPN to discipline him is one reason I don’t like him. He’s so full of himself it’s off-putting.

          • bearsfantillend

            i don’t like him either. My initial reaction to this was Simmons was out of PTO time and needed a vacation, so he went off a bit knowing he would be suspended.

          • burntorangenavyblue

            His new show starts up in October, so that would totally make sense

          • SC Dave

            Maybe the whole thing is an ESPN charade to boost ratings for the launch of the new show. Would not surprise me

    • burntorangenavyblue

      What exactly are we “freeing” him from? Yes, he made valid points, but he challenged his boss. I cannot fathom in any company, regardless of size or importance, would any boss be like “Haha, that is the funniest thing I have heard in my life!” (Liar Liar meeting room scene)

  • CanadaBear

    Just read that Mundy and Trevor Scott had full participation in practice today. Conte was limited in practice (insert your own joke here). All the other usual suspects did not participate. Allen missed practice due to illness. Sounds like the flu.

    • SC Dave

      Why does everyone still have to constantly take pot shots at Conte?

      • burntorangenavyblue

        Do you really have to ask?

      • CanadaBear

        It was just a joke Dave. I rarely give Conte a hard time.

  • Double checked the roster, Bass, Greene, Christian Jones, and Washington are still technically on the team.
    Hopefully, they’re learning.

    • MB30SD

      DOCTAH JOOONES!

      • johnnywad

        He needs to not get penalties on special teams or he’s not my friend

        • MB30SD

          he’s young (and seems to be dumb as a bag of claw hammers)… give him tiiiiiiime.

  • Older stuff from the mail bag, but relevant.

    “Why wasn’t linebacker Khaseem Greene active in last Sunday’s season opener? I thought he was one of the Bears’ top special teams players last season.

    Peter D.
    Muncie, Indiana

    The Bears felt that rookie Christian Jones was a better option both on special teams and as a reserve linebacker than Khaseem Greene. I know that special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis was impressed with how Jones performed in the preseason, saying Wednesday: “All preseason he was fast, he was physical and he played with a lot of passion and a lot of energy. He’s just lacking in experience and that’s how you get experience is by playing.” In terms of last season, Greene only recorded two special-teams tackles as a
    rookie. But that doesn’t mean he won’t play Sunday night against the 49ers. Those decisions are fluid and dependent on match-ups, injuries and who’s available at other positions.

    What can you tell us about Ahmad Dixon, the new safety the Bears signed?

    Sam P.
    Roselle, Illinois

    The Bears liked rookie safety Ahmad Dixon’s combination of power and speed, so they claimed him off the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad. Dixon was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of this year’s draft out of Baylor. He was waived at the end of training camp before signing with the Vikings. Said Bears special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis: “We like what we saw on film. He was a physical kid [who]
    ran fast. That’s why he’s here.”

    • More from the mailbag.

      The game against the Jets was the first time the Bears have held
      their opponent to under 20 points since the Arizona game all the way
      back in 2012. Notwithstanding all the injuries to the defense, do you
      think this is the start of a trend or just an anomaly?

      Carl
      Chester, New Jersey

      Other than the difficulty the Bears had stopping the run in the opener against the Bills, I think the defense has played much better in the first three games this season than it did most of last year. The Bears did an excellent job against 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last week two years after Kaepernick completely destroyed them in a game in San Francisco. The Bears gave up 414 yards to the Jets, but allowed just one touchdown on six red-zone possessions. And the best thing about the
      defensive resurgence is that a bunch of rookies are contributing and gaining confidence. Five rookies were on the field for the final drive at one point or another in cornerback Kyle Fuller, safeties Brock Vereen and Ahmad Dixon and defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton.

      • MB30SD

        jesus, these meatballs and that fuckstick picking the questions.

        Hey douchebag,

        I noticed biggsy ate 6 italian beefs at yesterday’s presser instead of his usual 5, do you think this might be a trend?

        SMFH

  • Viva

    When do you think ESPN will include Green Bay in it’s cities coverage (Chicago, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas)?
    Correct Answer: Never
    Why: Fuck Green Bay

  • More morsels from the Game Preview of Da Site.

    What’s old: The attacking style of defensive coordinator Dom Capers has changed a bit, but the Green Bay defense is still predicated on pressuring opponents and forcing mistakes, just as it always has. With Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers on the outside, the Packers can attack quarterbacks from all angles. This season, the team has lined up frequently in a formation with just two defensive linemen, five linebackers and four defensive backs. Peppers, who played defensiveend for the first 12 years of his career, is now playing stand-up linebacker, giving him more versatility. Last week, Peppers had a strip/sack, giving him 119.5 sacks and 40 forced fumbles in his career.

    Did you know?: Though he is new to the Bears-Packers rivalry,

    Jared Allenis quite familiar with Green Bay. The Bears defensive end spent six seasons with Minnesota, where he took great fondness in terrorizing Rodgers and company. Allen has 16 sacks in 13 career games versus the Packers, the most of any opponent the end has faced. He’s also recorded apair of safeties against Green Bay, and Allen intercepted Rodgers during a 2010 game.

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Opponent-breakdown-Packers/701e75dc-7cd6-432c-937c-1ccc23a6916f

    • Luckily for us, the Jets also used exotic looks that even baffled Jay Gruden, and we handled it relatively well.
      I doubt the Puke’s “Amoeba” defense will confuse this Oline much. Plus, the Pukes know better than to blitz Cutler. They have full confidence that if they let Jay be Jay, they don’t need to blitz to create turnovers. Cutty better prepare for them playing lots of coverage.

      Mullet-man could be in for a break out game. As others have noted, this is the first non-read-option QB he’ll face. He’s also very aware of how Rodgers can scramble, so he’s familiar with which angles to take to sack Vadgers.

      • GPLDAN

        John Gruden.

        Jay is still coaching.

      • SC Dave

        Since the name Alshon JeffERY baffles John Gruden (who often calls him Jefferies), somehow I don’t find our ability to figure something out that Gruden cannot very comforting.

        • burntorangenavyblue

          Gruden isn’t the only person who is baffled by pronouncing Alshon’s last name properly. However, it clearly shows that these guys are getting paid a pretty penny to not do their job properly. And to me, that’s just disrespectful to not just the fan-base, but the teams as well, and not truly showing that they care about their jobs

      • Trac

        Lucky indeed. Exotic football looks is whats its all’s abouts.

    • BillW

      Wow. Great stuff! “Did you know Allen used to play for the Vikings (way back in 2013) and that the Vikings and the Packers are rivals also? Huh? Bet you didn’t know that!”

      Where else can you get gripping insight like that (sarcasm) besides the Bears joke of a website (run no doubt by one of the McCaskey grandchildren or relative that can’t get a real job.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Concerns for the Packers from last Sunday:

    Matthew Stafford threw 2 Picks AND and fumbled the ball away once and while The Packers won the turnover battle 3-1 they still managed only 7 points and were DOMINATED in time of possession @38-22 minutes.

    Green Bay turned the ball over on downs (which I think should be officially tallied as a “Turnover”) at the Detroit 20 with 6:54 to go and The Packer Offense never saw the field again.

    The Lions were 6 for 6 on 3rd down Sunday including on that final, game-killing, 6:54 drive, when they converted on 3rd & 7, 3rd & 4 and 3rd & 2 before Stafford took a knee 3 times.

    Clay Matthews was a spectator for that last drive, nursing a bad groin.
    If Clay Matthews is on the sideline in a close division game, you KNOW he’s hurtin’ and I don’t think a bad groin gets a helluva a lot better in a week.

    The Bears need to exploit these issues / opportunities this Sunday.

  • MB30SD
    • Cormonster

      You excited about the UCLA game tonight? Should be a good match-up.

      • MB30SD

        Yeah, I have a date, so we’ll see. I’ll either miss it, or I’ll be home early and be able to check it out. Can’t decide which outcome I want more. hahahaha

        • burntorangenavyblue

          How’d that last date go man? Hope it went well?

          • MB30SD

            thanks! which one my maings?

          • burntorangenavyblue

            Haha, I dunno…guess you had several since I last saw awhile back that you were gonna have one. Apparently you quite the ladies’ man then. GET SOME!

          • MB30SD

            Oh I don’t know about all that. I’m just enjoying being single in the nation’s finest city… the whale’s vagina my maings.

          • burntorangenavyblue

            Almost spit my beer out…..but it’s worth committing that crime to have a good laugh with ya!

          • If he had sent you the penis in high heels pic, you would rethink the imperative “GET SOME”

          • MB30SD

            hahahahaha… you loved it. The dick-shoe foto is quickly gaining legend on the innerness as we speak

  • I don’t think it’s Cobb killing Chicago in the slot. I think GB puts Jordy there. A lot.
    They did that with great success in week 17 last year. I’m terrified about that this year. If the Bears can contain that matchup, they win this game going away.

    • If that’s the case, make Jennings follow Jordy in the slot. He’s by far our best slot CB at this stage.
      Leave Fuller outside, and maybe Frey. Nickle is harder anyways, so who knows? Maybe Frey can excel on the outside.

      • Also, one of the criticisms leveled on Rodgers thus far is that he’s targeting Jordy TOO much.
        I think this week Vadgers will try to target the others more in response.

      • I’d love to see them match up: Fuller follows Jordy around, Jennings on Cobb, and Frey on whatever other shmutz they put out there. Doubt we see that happen though.

    • Viva

      I don’t see Tucker or Trestman leaving that to chance.

    • johnnywad

      Somebody’s having a change of heart

      • I don’t think they contain that well enough. I think GB wins a close one and Jordy has a monster day.

        Just saying that I don’t see a way Chicago loses this game if they can figure out how to limit Jordy.

        • johnnywad

          That’s been my point about the Packers since August. “They’re a Jordy Nelson sprained ankle away from being incapable of scoring”. That’s my take on the Pack. If that’s a true statement, and you can bracket him as the Lions did with bums for DB’s, that’s not a playoff team. We’ll see. Rodgers has a way of making something out of nothing, but there seems to be too much nothing there this year.

        • johnnywad

          Jordy would be a #3 in Chicago.

          #perspective

          • BillW

            Funny – I said that to a Packer fan this week. I said Rodgers makes Nelson look better than he is. He said that the Bears would love to have Nelson on their team. And I agreed – he’d be a better backup than what we have now.

  • Shady

    Love the DBB classics.

  • burntorangenavyblue

    I may not be into baseball as I usually am with basketball….but the impact Jeter has had on MLB is nowhere near as the impact Jordan had on the NBA, seriously. I love the class act that Jeter is, but sometimes, it’s way too much to the point that it is sickening at how much they try to put him in our faces. I’m pretty sure that if the modern media was as prevalent as it is today during Jordan’s prime, it would drive many bonkers.

    But in light of how MLB and tv networks handled the last MLB all-stars game with it being a Jeter-fest, they mostly ignored many other Hall of Famer MLB players who retired and had a huge impact on the game or ones that recently passed away.

    Jeff-When you make a good point, and then say “Fuck Off” if you don’t like it…that’s just a silly level that you are resorting to……yes, it is “in vogue” to kill his accomplishments…..but how many times do they need to tell us this? WE GET IT

  • GPLDAN

    Did anybody see the Rafi and Dirty Randy episode of The League?

    Man that was nurse ratchet fucked up

    • Hells yes.
      Was that the end of Rafi, or some coke-fueled hallucination?
      They should have a spin-off, but only like ONE season, and it should be filled with Charlie Sheen and ghost of Sam Kennison cameos…

  • GPLDAN

    The Hans and Frans State Farm commercial is stupid . Fuck Rodgers .

    That is all

    • burntorangenavyblue

      It’s weird because you start to wonder if State Farm is trying to pander to the “hillbilly/weirdo/backwoods” type clients? And because they have Aaron as their spokesperson, and he’s from the Packers…is that what their constituents are? I dunno, very confused, but their marketer has an easy job apparently.

      • I don’t know, but ever since Vadgers has appeared on those commercials, his collar bone’s been broken, they’ve been stomped by the 9ers, and they’re lucky to be 1-2, soon to be 1-3.

        Keep on trucking, State Farm!

        • burntorangenavyblue

          I have State Farm…..but I refuse to go to their offices since they did the Rodgers commercial. My family has been carried by them for several decades, and I get a pretty sweet family discount deals in several things, however, if it wasn’t for that, I’d drop them because of Rodgers.

          • burntorangenavyblue

            I was pretty pissed to see that the Super Fans made that commercial with Rodgers. Cash grab, otherwise, they wouldn’t have done it…

    • johnnywad

      Definitely agree. However the Rob Schneider “makin copiiiieeees” one makes me laugh every time I see it.

    • BillW

      Rodgers must have no control over the content. Why would he risk being the target of “…gently down the loser stream”? I doubt that will be a catch phrase (too long and clumsy) but watch how much it gets used if the Pack keep going downhill.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Blogfather Tweet: “I know its in vogue to kill Jeter’s accomplishments this week. My message for those who do: fuck off. Jeter MEANS something to millions.”

    OK.

    Nothing against Derek Jeter.

    Class act. Take him on my ball team any day.

    That said, I, like a LOT of folks, are sick to death of the concept of

    “Ohhh,poor Derek, he won’t get one more playoff run, what a crime.”

    He’s had more than his share. There’s no tragedy in play here and no crime.

    There are plenty of better ball players who didn’t see much post season action.

    Ted Williams (once) and Ernie Banks (none) just to name 2.

    And he stayed too long at the party anyway. The Yankee Captain’s been a BOAT ANCHOR in the #2 position in the batting order and looked every bit the 40-Year Old defensively this season.

    The same career in Oakland, Seattle or Kansas City doesn’t get half the attention.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Yep, the Bristol, Conn., proximity to NY is what makes or breaks the exposure

      • AlbertInTucson

        True. The bulk of the 4 Letter gang are Yankee or Red Sox fans so they mostly think baseball season is already over.

        But the YANKEE brand was boosting a lot of player’s careers before ESPN came along.

  • Drinking Game Phil Simms informed everyone he’s not using the name “Redskins” on the broadcast.
    So, every time he slips up, SHOT!
    Or, if you think he won’t slip up, then every time he refers to them as “franchise”.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Recently retired referee, Mike Carey, has stated that, YEARS ago (2006?), he asked NOT to be assigned to Redskin games because he considered their nickname a racial slur and the NFL quietly honored his request.

      I believe THAT is what is known as a PRECEDENT, Boys and Girls.

      Question: Suppose ALL of the NFL Officials ask out of working Redskin games because THEY object…?

      • SC Dave

        Replacement refs… been there, done that.

    • BillW

      Apparently he only said the R-word once while Nantz seemed to go out of his way to say it as much as he could.

  • Haha. I like Chris Baker even more now. We need that mean streak in the trenches.
    I also like to reiterate the new rule I would implement if I were king of the universe.
    On turnovers, QBs must roll up into a fetal position to declare themselves defenseless.
    Otherwise, game on.

  • Bender McLugh

    fuck yeah drunk on a Thursday. Fuck the Deadskins.

    • Bender McLugh

      I’m fairly certain I dated Sparkles

      • MB30SD

        OMFG bender! You must be a hideous man!

        She outweighs me by at least 30 man!

        • Bender McLugh

          oh yes now than you know

  • burntorangenavyblue

    Jeff’s tweet about Jeter struggling…..I think I’m shocked?….no, not really

  • Bender McLugh
    • Bender McLugh

      don’t leave me standing here! I can’t get used to this life styyyyyyyy-yyyle

    • CanadaBear

      Love Talking Heads. Stop Making Sense is my all-time favorite concert film.

  • Bender McLugh

    who started Donnell in fantasy? THIS GUY. yeah I like lucky

    • Bender McLugh

      Eli loves his tight ends, don’t make it weird

    • Me too. Just ask shady! Bwhaha!

      • Shady

        Bastardo.

        • That’s what u get for trying to mooch off my Jamal Charles w kniles Davis!

          • Shady

            Handcuffs baby.

      • Cormonster

        The dude looks like a future stud.

  • Trac

    I’m finally reading Jeff’s book. He he, lots of material for me. Haven’t read it all but a couple of thoughts so far.

    The first part sounded like an Aaron Rodgers gossip column. The blood in the water Jeff, is on the field. They suck.

    4th Qtr pass rush unleashed? Not so fast, the Jets were in the red zone on their final possession and almost bloody well scored but for the receiver catching the ball outta bounds. This was Geno friggin Smith, Rodgers better not get that much time to throw the ball. Did you see their (jets)passing yards stats? But for the early pick, Geno Smith looked like an all pro. Pressure needs to be on the QB ALL game. I agree with Jeff on that.

    More to come.

    • CanadaBear

      Not trying to split hairs but Geno did not look all pro. He had some good throws but we were all in stopping the run. Not to mention, we had our 4,5,6th string (I’ve lost track) safeties on the field. I agree with ya about Rodgers.

  • Shady
    • Cormonster

      I was trying to remember what the term was for that type of reflex after a head injury. Shady on the spot!

  • Trac

    Bennett isn’t the most under rated player in the NFL. We all knew how good he can be and so does the rest of the NFL. He’s just finally getting the looks because Marshall and Jeffrey are banged up.

    • some Bears beat reporter was saying yesterday that he’s been a matchup nightmare in 1-on-1 situations this year, which is totally true given his size, hands, and athleticism.

      Then you consider he’s Chicago’s 3rd best receiving option, and all three are matchup nightmares in 1-on-1 situations.

      God I love Phil Emery.

  • beninnorcal

    This blog is brimming with confidence, maybe a bit too much. While I agree our beloved Brrrrss are making the move past the cheese, I maintain my offseason prediction that we split with them again this year. I just hope not too many folks fall off the wagon if that one loss against them is this week at Soldier.

    • BerwynBomber

      Confidence is warranted. The Pack looks like crap. And I don’t think Rodgers saves them this year.

    • GPLDAN

      Don’t Harsh My Gig so Hard Core, cruster.

    • We’re sweeping the pack. End of story.

      • SC Dave

        One game at a time…

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      The usuals will fall off

    • Viva

      Fuck the Pack. Twice.

  • BerwynBomber

    Beside some consistently clutch play in the post-season, the one thing Eli does better than his older brother is throw on the trot. That is the one area of Peyton’s game where he has always looked mortal/below average.
    Btw, Washington needed that drive. And this Donnell kid of NY might be a future star. He has been a match-up nightmare in the red zone.

  • GPLDAN

    CedBen is a FA, and a upgrade from Carey. He got any game left?

    • Shady

      -somanypoints

      • GPLDAN

        Trade Wind mixed with Russian Schlitz talking

        • I hope so, or else we’d have to call Shady Meadows Institute for the football insane.

    • Bender McLugh

      Gotta say this is a good idea, but I know you drink

  • GPLDAN
  • BerwynBomber

    It’s been a good night for RGIII.

  • Cormonster

    VIP on the swole!

    • Cormonster

      Gp, your post and link disappeared. You, or the gnomes?

      Bitches better swallow.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Quietly admit to yourself if you offered up the insane logic of bringing cousins in and dumping cutler. I’ll give you 24hrs before I reveal. Insane.

    • Trac

      85 no doubt.

      • Nope. I never wanted to replace Cutty with anyone not named Luck. And only then not because Luck is superior to Cutty right now, but because of his age.
        I was the the Cutty agnostic. Wanted to see if he could perform when it mattered. The last Pack game showed me he can.
        I’m not a full believer like Johhny, but I have no problem (given the options) of rolling with Cutty.

        • SC Dave

          I’m most of the way to right where you are. Sunday should be interesting…

        • Trac

          I’m closer to Yonny than I’ve ever been. Evra QB turns in a stinker from time to time and I’ve done a 180 on Cutty this year. He’s playing heady football and its a beautiful thing to see. He’s becoming a road warrior which sets the boys apart from the men.

  • Shady

    Tress Way just punted the ball 80 yards.

    • He looks like the better than O’donnell (ducks head)

      • Bender McLugh

        Truth is truth

      • Cormonster

        If the punt returner just caught the ball, it wouldn’t have been that impressive. A nice booming punt for sure though.

  • Well, don’t dump RGKnee just yet in FF…

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Eli trying to cover up his stats in one game

    • It’s like the Deadskins had no plan on D.
      Shit, even I knew Eli likes Donell in the endzone.

      • Shady
  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Cousins broke on national tv and just lost millions

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      millions

    • I think this was his contract year. Maybe Trestman can pick him up for cheap to back-up next year.

      • Cormonster

        Only his third year. I think most rookie contracts are 4 years. Could be wrong.

  • C’mon baby, one more to Donnell.

    • Shady

      Greedy muthafucka.

    • Bender McLugh

      Plenty of time, yes please!

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Cousins has to play another entire quarter. This is going to be epic

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Easy money tonight, thank you Kirk!

    I can’t stop winning.

    • Shady

      You know what to do.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        Redistribute the profits to ensure our path to the dance stays straight and true

  • Here comes the tweet from Jeff about how ‘preseason means squat’ in 3, 2, 1….

    • Cormonster

      Butch, are you the one who was tall on Andre Williams? He looks pretty good. Too bad the Giants drafted before the Bears. Maybe they would have taken him instead of Carey.

      • Yeah, I wanted me some Williams BAD.
        Can’t catch for shit, but that’s what Forte is for.
        He’s just a big, mean, explosive bruiser. Would’ve complemented our short yard needs well. He got drafted a little before us too. I would’ve trade up for him.

        • Cormonster

          It’s early, but as of now I was very wrong about that guy. You seen a lot more in him than I did. Hopefully the trade up for Vereen instead pays off. He looks promising. Nothing special, but good value for a 4th.

          • We could have drafted both.
            Andre Williams went #13th overall in the 4rth
            Carey went 17th overall to us.
            Needless to say, Carey is garbage.

          • Cormonster

            I hope not, but he hasn’t impressed me yet. We shall see.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    People will be calling for RG3, then they’ll be like “oh fuck, he fucking sucks too”

  • And this is why I didn’t draft Alf this year in FF. Any time they get behind, it’s Helu time, and I don’t mean the shitty site.
    #FFvulture

  • Donnell is gonna make it 4Tds. I could see the gleam in Eli’s eye.

  • Shady

    Yikes. INT #4. Who’s the backup to the backup?

    • BerwynBomber

      Don’t tell me Rex is still there …

      • Shady

        Rex is in the FOS. Colt McCoy is the backup to Cousins.

  • BerwynBomber

    If not for another team visiting Carolina during the same week, the Week 5 tilt between the G-men and Falcons suddenly looks halfway interesting.

  • BerwynBomber

    In fairness to Eli, that one pick should have been a TD. He’d have five otherwise, and six with the rush.

    • guest

      Did he see a field tonight longer than 20 yards?

  • Bender McLugh

    Ron Swanson in the new Mamwhich commercial. Awesome

  • AlbertInTucson

    I guess the “KIRK COUSINS DAY PARADE” is canceled?

    • Trac

      Remember when Cutty and Collins got tossed about like a rag doll when we played the Giants? You never know when Coughlin is gonna dial in a gem, I think he’ll go down as one of the most under rated NFL coaches in History. The guy can be pure genius at times. Tough as nails guy.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        I prefer not to think about that one. And I’m not so sure that was Coughlin being great so much as our coaching staff at the time being the most obstinate bunch of dipshits to grace a sideline.

        • CanadaBear

          Martz should put that on his resume.

      • bearsfantillend

        Hell if Cutty can’t remember that game neither do I.

  • Trac

    Can the Giants be a bad team and still put up 45 pts or are the Redskins just that bad? Barb?

  • bearsfantillend

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/26/julius-peppers-id-still-be-in-chicago-if-i-sacked-aaron-rodgers-last-year/

    Fuck Peppers – he didn’t need the sack he needed to keep him contained. someone else would have made the hit. Plus if he would have taken a pay cut he would still be a Bear.

    Glad he’s gone!!!

    • that’s some impressive revisionist history. He’s gone because he had a ballooning cap hit and declining production. End of story.

  • Willie

    My response to a douchey cheesehead’s inquiry as to “why are the Packers favored if the Bears are so good, at home, and a division rival? What does Vegas know?” for your enjoyment…

    Dear ,

    It’s not about what “Vegas” knows… Vegas is a city. It
    knows nothing. Lines move depending on popular opinion. Popular
    opinion is responsible for the Macarena. Popular opinion eats
    McDonalds. A lot. This line has continually moved in the Packers
    favor. Below I’ll outline the various reasons:

    a. The Non-Biased Uninformed Betting Public – These people probably
    think the Packers are still good, and it’s too early in the season to think
    otherwise. Hell, even I think the Packers are still good, but I routinely
    ignore statistical evidence, too.

    b. Packers Fans – with a cutesy chorus of “the Bears still suck”
    ringing out the mouth of every cheesehead, is there any way these fans EVER bet
    on the Bears? No. They take away your stock (and your orange
    hunting vest) for something like that. Additionally, it appears that this
    is a popular landing zone for other failing franchise refugees… So, we
    have an irrationally large contingent of “fans” that can single handedly sway a
    line. The questions remains – with a season affecting loss on Sunday,
    where do they go from here? Probably the Broncos (until the Cowboys get
    good again).

    c. Bears Fans – I, for one, put my money on the Packers as
    well. The hatred is so intense that I would happily pay $50 to see the
    Bears win. People like Gary Hilbers make me want to up that to $100,
    though.

    d. Everyone Else – The Bears were bad at defense BEFORE they lost
    their entire secondary and 1/3 of their front 7. Special Teams is
    garbage. The offense is only effective in the red-zone. The
    Packers, as bad as they have been, HAVE to win this game. Bears, well,
    they’re just chilling in first place right now. And that Aaron Rodgers is
    way more appealing than that jerk Jay Cutler.

    Thank you for provoking me to type this. I hope I’m
    $100 poorer on Monday.

    • Willie

      Let it be known that is a self-admitted “flee-er” of the Vikings in 2006. Okay, fine, I get living in Omaha and being able to change non-Husker teams on a whim, but TO MOVE TO A FUCKING DIVISION RIVAL? YOU ARE A GOD DAMN WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT. Hence my jab at “landing spot for failing franchise refugees”.

      Fuck with an obtuse frozen cheese wedge skewered on a viking horn.

      • Willie

        And is in his 50’s, so… well, he made the switch when he should have been crisising mid-life.

        OKAY I’M DONE.

        RODGERS DEAD.
        DEAD.

        • johnnywad

          Ask him if he remembers the line on Giants/Skins

        • MB30SD

          We miss you. come back to us.

          • Willie

            And I, you.

            These guys got me grinding these days… I’ll be in SD for this DMA conference in late October. I fly in Sunday morning at like 9:55am on 10/26, so it will be NFL mobile until I can hightail it to the closest bar. It might even be an airport bar.

          • MB30SD

            Ohhhh… let’s hook up (not like that). Get my deets from rabbit, let’s do this.

          • Willie

            Hell yeah, man. I need to find out when I can ditch the cohorts, but Sunday looks free all day. You still watching games on the Playstation?

          • MB30SD

            Nah, they won’t let me in my new pad. they want me to buy the real deal. Fucking that company is a disgrace in so many ways. smfh.

            And we will go to a bar my friend… to look at boobies while we watch our team crush people.

            I’ll have to see, I have my kids most sunday’s so I’ll have to plan it.

        • You missed on the FF league, Willie!

          • Willie

            I know man… It’s probably for the best. I got pulled into another money league, so I now have like 7 money leagues. And that’s fucking dumb. I can’t ever root for a guy because I’m almost always playing against him in some other league. Regardless, I still root for the Bears.

            I accidentally drafted Rodgers in my auction league (fucked up trying to bid him up against a GB fan). The last time I drafted a Packer, it was Greg Jennings in his shittiest year. I have the touch, and will gladly donate the leagues $40 entry to have Rodgers play like shit all year.

          • But can you play O’Donnell in any of your 7 leagues? That’s right, P/two QB league!

            Haha, that’s way too many leagues! You need an intervention.

            You missed out on Johhny getting left with $5 in the first 5 minutes of the auction draft.

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        Dude, I’m back in O permanently now. Gotta catch a game at Brewsky’s again this year!

        • Willie

          Damn right buddy! Where you living now? I’m still Harrison/192… Aka Lincoln.

    • Peanut FTW

      The short answer is that until about 5 or 6 games into the season, team’s are who they were last season in the eyes of the media and the ignorant masses.
      Thiis is the same madness that see the Colts and Saints as top ten teams despite 1-2 records and values the Broncos higher than the undefeated Cardinals and Bengals. Each season is it’s own and should start with a clean slate. Currently the Eagles, Cardinals and Bengals are the top 3 teams. But, in order to gain those spots in the eyes of the media they will have to stay undefeated for a couple more weeks.

  • Good morning, gentlemen, and MB.
    File this in the WTF file. IMO, bad mojo for Lions.

    Matthew Stafford was unharmed when a pedestrian bridge collapsed just ahead of him on the Southfield Freeway in Michigan early Friday morning.

    Stafford was on his way to practice around 6 AM when the bridge collapsed. He had to leave his vehicle stranded on the freeway as one of the first motorists on the scene, and was escorted to the Lions’ facility by a team employee. One citizen died in the accident. It’s been an odd week for the Lions. MLB Stephen Tulloch tore his ACL celebrating a sack last Sunday, and TE Joseph Fauria suffered a serious ankle injury at his home Wednesday evening. – Rotoworld

    • Peanut FTW

      Well, if people there are driving over a pedestrian bridge, I assume that is what caused the collapse…

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        This is Detroit we’re talking about.

    • MB30SD

      I don’t know whether to be offended or bow.

      Well, either way, it’s dick-shoes for you for the foreseeable future.

    • It’s just a few weeks too early for the annual Lions’ collapse. His time will come.

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      I hurt my ankle once when i was in my 20’s on MY offday when I got super drunk and fell off the stage at the strip club. I’m sure Fauria just tripped over his dogs like Bryan Robinson.

  • Cowboys DT Henry Melton (hamstring) is expected to miss Week 4 against the Saints.

    Melton has started each of the Cowboys’ past two games next
    to DT Nick Hayden. He’s graded out as a top-three pass-rushing
    defensive tackle at Pro Football Focus. The Cowboys’ top run stuffer up
    front, DT Terrell McClain (concussion), is also expected to sit. Khiry
    Robinson has a juicy matchup.- Rotoworld

  • GPLDAN

    Hub picked the Packers to win and gives the 3 points.

    • Hell hath no fury like a scorned woman.
      What was his argument? Cutty self-destructing?

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        basically that Cutler threw 4 picks to GB in 2009. Therefore there is no way the Bears can win.

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          I am para-paraphrasing of course. Fuck Hub and Fishbowl or whatever his fucking name is. I heard someone at Buffalo Wild Wings mention that the Bears couldn’t possible win against the Niners because the Bears hadn’t won in SF since 85. Pretty powerful logic.
          I nodded in agreement and asked how the fuck we were supposed to stop Kapernick and Jerry Rice with the bullshit DB’s we had like Mike Green and Al Afalava starting in place of an injured Chris Harris who always seems to be in street clothes on the sidelines. The look on his face was priceless.

          • johnnywad

            Classic

      • Shady

        He flipped a coin. Seriously.

    • Peanut FTW

      What is his record so far.. 1-2.. like the Packers?

    • I agree with Hub… shit.

      • GPLDAN
        • see, I disagree with that article. He uses a bunch of Cutler stats from the Lovie days to say Cutler sucks against GB. That’s bullshit.
          I expect a very close game, but I think GB comes out on top thanks to a monster day by Jordy. I’m calling my shot 27-24 Pack.

          • GPLDAN

            well that would fucking suck, so let me turn it around

            27-24 Bears

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            yay!

          • 34-10. Bears. Game. Blouses.

          • Bender McLugh

            booooooo

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            that’s what they all do Woodman and it’s infuriating. Cutler throwing 4 picks in 2009 has nothing to do with last year or this year.
            I see it being close but unless we get torched by an 80yd Jordy Nelson slant and burn I can’t see us losing.

          • Big Mike

            Nooooooo

          • MB30SD

            dick

          • Viva

            Fuck you. (Today – Sunday only.)

      • Big Mike

        You do not. Stop it. You believe the Bears are going to kick their butts.

  • MB30SD

    dude… wtf!?!?

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/26/us/oklahoma-beheading/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    I may have to apply for a fucking CC license here. jesus

    • Peanut FTW

      Wow. An NBC site I read said he had been trying to convert the two women to Islam. I mean I know some of those conservative protestants are kinda nutty but… this is getting toward possible amendments to the Freedom of Religion.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Move to Arizona.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        with my luck Al, i’d be eaten by a killer Mexican scorpion.
        “Chicago man escapes brutal city violence only to have his brain stem stung by a rare foot long killer Mexican scorpion”

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      i’m in that process right now. I’ve got a shit ton of time on the range but even then the thought of having to pull in public and risk a bystanders life, even if trying to save others is a scary thought. Police have a union and insurance. Conceal carry permit holders have none of that protection…not to mention the guilt of having something go wrong.
      I think i’ll end up just keeping everything at home and possibly hidden in the car just in case but never on me.

      • Big Mike

        I’ve had one for about 5 years. I did it primarily because I started shooting at the range because it was fun. But then took a few classes and it was a natural progression. Guns are kept strictly in a gun safe. No need to carry, but I thought it was cool to have the license.

    • CanadaBear

      Fuckin’ religious nuts!

    • CanadaBear

      I don’t really know you MB but if you have ANY anger issues please don’t carry. It’s just too easy to lose it when confronted by threatening idiots. Years ago I considered packing on my bicycle due to so many incidents with asshole, bully drivers. Eventually I realized I’d end up in jail for killing one of those worthless fuckers.

      • MB30SD

        I was mostly kidding canada, I wouldn’t feel safe carrying. And doing it for the 1 in ?????????? chance that I’ll be the poor guy some freak tries to behead out of the blue is ridiculous.

        I do thank you for your concern. and me? Anger issues? hahahaha… I’m a lover not a fighter man! ; )

        • CanadaBear

          Cool. I know you get worked up here once in a while but that isn’t the same. When I moved up here I really missed not having weapons in the bedroom. At some point that misgiving faded away. Loved shooting handguns. Not worth all the BS up here to bother with it.

          • bearsfantillend

            based on this story i think you should carry up in Canada.

            https://gma.yahoo.com/canadian-postal-workers-apology-non-delivery-bear-door-155400020–abc-news-pets.html

            fucking bears everywhere!!!!

          • CanadaBear

            I’ve had a few encounters. Only one made my stomach flip and butt pucker. Wasn’t a big deal just too close and the huge fucker was standing up. He wasn’t aggressive, just curios. Grizzlies scare me but I’ve never been real close (200 yds) other than in a car, side of the road thing. Now mountain lions …

          • MB30SD

            I actually haven’t even taken mine out of their locked cases/safes in almost 2 years. Come down and we’ll go to the range!

  • Sactowns#1
    • CanadaBear

      I watched the show last night. Holy crap were those skins fans uncomfortable when they brought both groups together. I honestly don’t think most skins fans against the name change are racist, they just don’t know any better. Those four last night looked like they never saw a native person in their lives (probably haven’t).

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      lol, made my day.

  • GPLDAN

    At Dennehey and O’Donnell Auto, we specialize in getting the urine smell out of used cars owned by people in Wisconsin.

  • Josh

    “What’s kept the Packers pass rush from being effective thus far”…

    9.0 sacks so far – 3rd in the NFL.

  • Josh

    “Packers pass rush hasn’t made a ton of impact plays thus far”

    It’s almost like you don’t watch games. Didja catch Peppers’s sack + fumble in the red zone last week?

    • johnnywad

      You’re in the deep end of the pool here son. This ain’t yahoo. Did you watch the game? Peppers sucked. As a linebacker he made two tackles. Two. One of those was the sack you’re describing, and that was a very pedestrian play. If I’m a GM, and I’m paying Peppers 8 figures to play linebacker, he better have more than two tackles in a division game in which the opponent dominated time of possession. He was on the girls for most of 38 minutes. Pepper isn’t Peppers any more. That’s not to say he isn’t going to make a play now and then, but the quote you’re disputing is spot on.

      • Josh

        Peppers received a +3.8 rating from PFF, including +5.1 in pass rush. Oops.

        • johnnywad

          Yeah. For the strip sack, which if you watch the play, was not very impressive. The game is more complex than PFF #’s. He has 7 tackles through three games. One of those is that sack. Quote whomever you like. That’s garbage for a 10M/per +/- linebacker.

      • Josh

        And hey, by the way, how’s Jared Allen doing?

        • Better than Matthews with a strained vadge.

        • johnnywad

          Not very good. I’ve been bitching about it right here for three games. That’s the difference between me and you.

    • Peanut FTW

      The way he looked in THAT game is the issue with Peppers. When he decides to flip that switch, he can be the guy that played in the Lions game. And Im fairly certain he will be sufficiently motivated against us on Sunday to deliver another peach. However, he takes 2 or 3 games off in a row and ends up with 4 games like the Lions game in a whole season. So while looking at tape from those games you think, wow; but when you see 9 sacks on the season he simply isn’t worth the money anymore.
      And…. he was basically playing a DE again with his hand in the dirt instead of running around 5 yards from the play as a stand up LB.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    The bet is in boys. Victory is now assured.
    Fuck the Pack.

    • CanadaBear

      Bless you my son.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        Having a fair minded, socially responsible, kind hearted Canadian father has now made me complete.
        Sincerely,
        Holy Fuck I can’t wait to see Rodgers cry like a bitch on the sidelines after being paralyzed.

        • CanadaBear

          Just don’t ask to use the car!

      • GPLDAN

        I sent Johnny my St. Jericho rosary beads.

        • MB30SD

          These bleeds?

          • MB30SD

            btw, watch that whole clip. If you haven’t seen CBR, do so TONIGHT. if you have, well, then you know. Try making it through the whole clip above without cracking up. impossible.

          • GPLDAN

            Burt…

          • MB30SD

            dom, sammy, etc…. etc… etc…

          • MichiganBearFan

            Jackie Chan in a rocket powered Subaru. So much to love…

          • MB30SD

            ed zachary

          • CanadaBear

            Dom DeLuise can make you laugh just by smiling. Jack Elam as the proctologist leads to the funniest line in the movie (a perfect specimen).

          • MB30SD

            I seldom need more than this… ooooooor, this!

    • Viva

      You are a good mother fucker.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        my wife has no idea that I just blow money on this strategy (technically profits from other bets). I grew up playing a ton of baseball. Sometimes you have to ride the hot hand….and sometimes that means not washing that hand in order to keep the streak alive.

  • Josh

    Packers 34
    Bears 17

    • MB30SD

      you’re a dreamer and a douchebag josh

      …wait… come on now!

      Look McCown, there really shouldn’t be any hard feelings man. YOU left US after all! I know you’ve been having struggles with your new team. And we all warned you about lovie, but you wanted the money, and we get it. It makes sense. Get it while you can… it’s a doggy dog world out there.

      But this is a little beneath you isn’t it? Besides, don’t you have another blowout to prepare for? Hey, good luck man!

      (oh and come back around after the game will ya, I’m sure we’ll want to hear from you)

      • bearsfantillend

        be nice MB he is injured and can’t play. he doesn’t have anything better to do than wish he was back with us.

        • MB30SD

          did he bruise his right, or left outer majora?

      • Viva

        Josh,
        There is no fooling MB. Douchebag.

    • CanadaBear

      I almost never respond to trolls but I’ll make an exception for you Josh. Anybody that gives their own posts a thumbs up is a major dipshit. Carry on. See ya after the game? I’d say there is zero chance of that if the Fudgies take it in the shorts.

      • MichiganBearFan

        Look what you did Josh, you pissed off a Canadian. Not cool.

        • bearsfantillend

          uh-oh! all hell is gonna break loose now.

    • Peanut FTW

      It is possible if the Bears have multiple injuries in the secondary, I could see a blowout. I mean if one more safety went down on Monday we would of had a LB back there.

    • WP4Life

      please understand Aaron tonight when he wants extra cuddles that he is afraid of this upcoming game .

      • Peanut FTW

        I saw a comment on a game prediction article, where a Packer fan stated:
        In response to Shea McClellin being ruled out; Aaron Rodgers collarbone says thank God.

  • MB30SD
  • Did you hear Vadgers has a hot GF now?
    I think the correct term for this is “beard”.
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Beard

    (NTTAWWT). Puck the Fackers.

  • Peanut FTW

    Honestly, I think it will be a tight game at half. I think Packers run game will be hard to stop but frustration and turnovers will end up leading to a Packer melt down late. After the game Rodgers will blame all the injuries and bad coaching calls for the loss…. wait that was last week, sorry.

    Bears specials will struggle and keep the game close but the Bears D making Fudge settle for 3 points in the Red Zone pays off again. 33-23 Bears

    • CanadaBear

      The ST’s have been good on containing the opponents the last 2 weeks. Now if we can just get the return game going. As long as we’re stopping their returns, I’m not complaining.

      • Peanut FTW

        Still too many penalties, regardless of which unit it is. STs should be penalty free save for the occasional holding on a a long punt return but those are fairly unavoidable, they happen most of the time, just when you get caught.

      • Bears ranked 11th in both kickoff and punt coverage through 3 weeks.

        • Peanut FTW

          That is hard to believe when factoring in the blocked punt as a what punt for -8 yards. I guess there must be lots of blocks this year.

          • punt coverage, not net punt yardage. They’re like 28th there. But they’re only giving up 5.3 yards per return.

  • Viva

    My flight to New Hampshire was cancelled this morning thanks to some asshole in Aurora, and my disdain for Aaron Rodgers grows.
    Fuck Josh. (troll below)
    Fuck Data. (This weekend only..I do enjoy your posts 93.7% of the time.)
    Fuck the Pack. (Always, not to be confused with sometimes.)

    • MB30SD

      we need a punishment for data when his woeful prediction comes up badly wrong.

      Any suggestions?

      I say he has to wear this for a night out: https://www.etsy.com/listing/199924770/nfl-lingerie-green-bay-packers-sexy-cami?ref=related-0

      • bearsfantillend

        i doubt that is a real packer fan wearing that.

        • MB30SD

          no way in hell.

          • Bear Down in Tampa

            it is if that’s a post op tranny…

          • MB30SD

            Nah, she’d still be fat as fuck. They don’t make girls like that there.

          • bearsfantillend

            CGI of Rodgers post op????

          • Bear Down in Tampa

            Sorry but that boob job is AWFUL, I strongly dislike fake boobs, especially when they are that poorly done!

          • MB30SD

            yeah yeah, me too, me too.

        • CanadaBear

          Can you get a boob job in Wisconsin when you’re twelve?

  • bearsfantillend
    • MB30SD

      dude, is that Johnny manziel in the gif loop at the bottom?

    • CanadaBear

      Holy fuck, that is cheap. I’m guessing that expired beer was at least $8 and probably closer to $10.

  • RenoBear

    Trolls coming out of the woodwork… Holy crap Packers fans are douchebags, spouting little stats and PFF ratings. Who gives a flying fuck about stats during Packer week especially??? I’m dealing with a total Pack homer at work… He truly believes his team has no flaws and will crush the Beloved. What is this world that they live in? God I can’t wait to see Allen fuck vadgers up.., this will be his breakout game

    • MB30SD

      the best part was he quoted a sack total for the other teams. BAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!

      • RenoBear

        I saw… Fuckin douche-clown

    • if an NFL team truly had no flaws they would never lose a game, much less be blown out 2x in 3 weeks.

      • MB30SD

        stop trying to earn our love back. you are a cruel cruel mistress.

        And a traitor.

        • bearsfantillend

          yeah – not listening LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALAALAALAALA!!!!!

        • I hope Chicago kicks GB ass this weekend. If they do, I will happily show up on here Monday (maybe Tuesday, I’m really busy Sunday night/Monday with running my own site and writing/editing articles) and eat all the shit I have coming my way.

  • Viva

    Bears 34
    Packer 20
    Fuck the Pack.

  • BillW

    I probably read this thought on this board – but what would mess this game up is a having a punt blocked. I don’t know how the GB specials are this year, but the Bears are vulnerable there and the Packers know it. I hope JoeD has them working on this.

    And I’m sure one of the Packer trolls will post some stat saying they have 10 punt blocks so far this year.

  • GPLDAN

    Let us pray…

    Oh higher power of unknown origin
    Let us smite the heathen Packers
    for they with women of gluttony
    and ferment of milk
    are so very awful and terrible
    with their quarterback of smugness
    and unrelenting endorsement opportunities
    hath struck a mighty blow to our pride
    such that he must be smitten
    preferably with another collarbone fracture, but we will defer to your wisdom in that matter

    so shall we all say
    Amen

    • Viva

      Amen

    • BillW

      I don’t wish bodily harm on any of the Packers. I only celebrate it.

    • MB30SD

      halleluja

    • AlbertInTucson

      And lead us not unto temptation for we all know the way ourselves.

  • Scott W.

    This game is teetering on a sharp edge. Allen is sick as hell, Marshall is still hobbled, Ratliff isn’t looking too promising, on it goes.
    I don’t think it’s critical that the Bears win this one. The final one? An absolute must. But with all the injuries, we might wind up on the wrong side of the final score. If so (and God I hope not), then I hope the faithful see it for what it is, and only that…a loss that sucks, but isn’t the end of the season, etc etc etc.

    • WP4Life

      As a true bears fan I believe you can’t stop being faithful; it’s in the blood. When my kids were born, they were first subject to this blessing/curse).

      From what I can tell it is mostly the faithful here and we are tired of losing to the smug/arrogant Hackers.

      So hell NO- Fuck the Pack- It’s our time to be Superior.

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    Allen is so sick they wouldn’t even let him into the facility. I told you that bringing Ebola to the mainland was a bad idea. If he doesn’t play that would be bad. Marshall is also questionable.

    • MB30SD

      fuck.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        I will tell you this right now. If Jay can find a way to weather the storm and not throw a pick or at least to not throw a pick in our end of the field or as we go into score I guaranteed a victory.
        This game is all up to the line keeping Jay clean, Bennett fucking owning the middle of the field and red zone, Alshon taking the top off the D and Forte finding yards and first down conversions no matter what it takes.
        D has to keep Jordy Nelson from having a 200yd day and breaking long plays off. Green bay’s DB’s are weak and our boys have to exploit it.

        • BillW

          Here’s where we all show our true doubts about this team. The Bears have Jeffery and Bennett and Forte and a solid O-line; what do the Packers have – one receiver and a weak o-line? And we’re worried their offense will outshine the Bears?

          We think Jordy Nelson could have a 200 yard day? Because CHRIS CONTE might not play?

          Even with the injuries the Bears are FAR superior to the team last Packer game. Packers have a worse team than the one they had last year.

          In 1985 I remember worrying about each game thinking this is the one where they lay an egg. They never did. I could never sit back and realize the team was actually really good.

          This is not the 85 Bears obviously – but it’s not the 2012 Bears either and certainly not the Lovie-Bears.

          The Bears have the tools needed to do this even with the injuries. Play smart and hard and for God’s sake don’t get swallowed up by some phony “Packer mystique” (which I’m afraid most of us are in the back of our minds).

          I repeat my pledge – if we lose this game I’m off the board because you will not want to hear what I have to say. The injuries so far are no reason to think the Bears should be given a pass for losing. (Unless of course Cutler gets hurt. And if a Packer takes him out I hope someone on the Bears has the pride to take out Rodgers.) Good coaching and smart hard playing will lead the Bears to victory.

          • BillW

            Seriously, I’m going to puke if I’m forced to read/listen to commentators saying “Rodgers came alive against the Bears”. “The Packers sure have the Bears number”. “Chicago just what the Packers needed” etc etc etc

            And you don’t think those headlines are ready even now? That’s what Hub is hoping for – he wants the Bears to be humiliated like he has been humiliated.

            I’m sick of it and it’s about damn time the Bears get sick of it too.

          • AlbertInTucson

            For sure Hub is not “predicting” a Packer win, he’s ROOTING for it.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            it look like you have your thoughts already mapped out no matter what the outcome just as you say Hub does.

          • BillW

            Oh – absolutely not. As I said early this year, I have my doubts about this regime. This game may very well erase them or confirm them.

          • bearsfantillend

            that is just stupid. putting all your faith or hesitations into one game. you are going to continue to watch and cheer for them win or lose.

            that’s like me swearing off bacon if the next piece i eat does not live up to my expectations. NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!! MMMMMM BACON!!!

          • MB30SD

            Mmmmmmmm…. baaaaacon.

          • GPLDAN

            Mmmmmm

          • Trac

            Unclean, unclean!

          • MB30SD

            see, that’s my whole thing. Following rules/messages/paths (in any religion) that were laid down so long ago and that were meant to keep you safe, or teach you something, don’t always make sense anymore.

            I think you should rewrite the bible for today and claim that you’re the second coming trac. I’d read it then!

          • Trac

            Context baby, context. You go wit you bad self. Gagagaga

          • Jokey

            If you were not convinced by the 85 team during that season, then you will not be convinced of any team ever.

          • BillW

            Came out wrong. I got convinced by the Cowboy game. But I don’t know how far you go back as a fan, but in my day I don ‘t think they ever had back to back winning seasons, much less back to back playoff seasons. So in 84 they make the NFC championship game and a lot of people wondered if they could do it again. Ditka in 84 was just beginning to look like he had the team playing. McMahon was just starting to look good and then had the lacerated kidney. A lot of disappointment goes into be a Bears fan since I the early sixites (actually late fifties though I knew nothing except that “cool song” my dad and uncle kept singing.

          • Trac

            Agree on the Cowboy game comment. Only a lifelong Bears fan would know this. Lighten up boys.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            the only thing that makes me want to leave this blog is when men turn into pussies when things get rough. Just because I spell out key aspects of the game that the Bears need to address to win and key aspects of the Packers game plan to suppress to keep from losing doesn’t mean I have doubts. It means that in the real world there are reasons for wins and losses.
            We haven’t even seen the game yet and you’ve already vowed to leave the blog due to predetermined reasons that may or may not play out during the game? Weird bro, weird.

          • MB30SD

            troll. plain and simple.

          • BillW

            TROLL? Me? Fuck you. You are really an asshole aren’t you?

          • BillW

            GONE – I’ll enjoy my Bears and my season tickets and my PSLs and my history without you jerks. Jeff – you have a bunch of jerks on this board.

          • GPLDAN

            I resemble that remark.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Bill, as your parting gift let me be the first to tell you to stop being such a huge pussy. It’s fucking Friday and you’re talking about quitting the blog if they lose. lol, GIT THEEE FUCK OUTTA HEEEERE.

          • MB30SD

            THEEEEEECE!

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            you don’t even enjoy your tickets and PSL’s and history, all you do is fucking complain about it.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            we have a group running the show that are actually addressing issues and all you do is complain. At least make me fucking laugh once in a while jeez. No one knows what the Emery and Tresman regime will do because it just fucking started.

          • MB30SD

            Theeeeeeeeece!

          • AlbertInTucson

            Ouch. “Troll” IS kind of the ultimate Blog insult around here.

          • MB30SD

            johnny hit the nail on the head below Al.

          • BillW

            My reason for leaving is the only way they lose this game (unless Cutler gets hurt) is poor preparation or dumb play or poor coaching. PERIOD! They are clearly the better team. And I expect them to win. But if they don’t then I was right – this regime doesn’t have what it takes. Win or lose – and I EXPECT them to win – I’ve had it with you kids.

          • bearsfantillend

            damn disrespectful kids, get off my lawn.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Bill, you obviously hate Trestman. I had my pissed off moments last year with the playcalling too which I felt handed 2 games away but my recommendation is to quietly let the weekend play out, get some golf in, a little Trade Wind and Coke and then settle in for a beautiful Sunday game on the Lakefront. Watch the game for what it is and we’ll talk about it on Monday.
            Preemptively announcing your intentions to leave based on reasons that you somehow know will come to fruition if a loss happens is crazy. You just pretty much said that you’re quitting because of Emery and Trestman because there is no way this Bears team with 6 or 7 rookies playing on DEFENSE alone can’t beat a hall of fame quarterback and with the same O line as us and 3 strong offensive weapons.
            Just relax and watch the game and we’ll discuss Monday. When we win you can just shuffle back into the room and we’ll give you shit and welcome you back. If for some reason they lose there will be a lot of people calling for someones head that fucked up something during the game.

          • Trac

            Parlay?

          • WP4Life

            I am new to commenting but have been reading for a few seasons. If they don’t win it is not because of the regime. Its fuking football – Any given Sunday. A regime I think that takes more than 1 season for offense and 1 season for Defense. That Dallas game was 44 -0 with Fuller at qb?, and a shutout the week before also?

            I have thought of defending you several times, I appreciate your history and thought.

            As DonnnnttCarrreee said: noone wants to hear oh because of this or that if we lose BEFORE THE DAMN GAME (or btw: I, Billw was right).

            In the best way possible Fuk that thinking. This is not a debate.

            I believe everyone hear HATES the goddamnn packers. As fans of our Beloved, we take on their rivalry – Do you think Butkas, WP, Samurai Mike were thinking before the game if we lose its because…. Hell NO – Failure is not an Option.

          • Trac

            I understand what he’s saying. I was pissed when we lost to the bills because of how we lost and who I thought we lost to. It was a bad game, period. Nothing more, nothing less.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            it was a couple of turnovers Trac. A damn fumble by Marshall and a costly interception. It wasn’t Trestman or Emery not coaching the team properly.

          • Trac

            Yes and I got over it. He will too. We all say stupid crap from time to time. Cheap suits and coolaid drinkers are all welcome here. Some have a weak faith some strong. The strong need to lift up the weaker ones. That’s how it’s done bro.

    • GPLDAN

      -666 blog points for apocolyptic Ebola joke

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD
  • SC Dave

    Gawd…. I’ve tried and tried, but even CANADA is feeding them now.

    • GPLDAN

      You tell ’em Dave.

      • SC Dave

        I gotta try GP…. gotta try

    • CanadaBear

      Sorry Dave. When I saw the jag off voted up his own post, I lost my shit.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        it’s like giving yourself a nickname. It can’t be done.

      • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

        lol, Canada, you just reminded me of a guy I knew in college. He dated a girl before I did and it seemed like he got off on some “firsties” type thing. He got drunk one night and 3 of us witnessed him telling some girl his nickname. The problem was that he didn’t realize that we caught him nicknaming himself.
        For 2 years straight the only thing I would say to him in the bar when he was talking to a group or even a single girl, with a smile, “dude, you can’t give yourself a nickname”.
        This guy would go fucking crazy and he’d try anything to comeback with nuclear weapons and finally he gave up and tried to be nice to me. I couldn’t let that happen. He gave himself a nickname.

        • CanadaBear

          Don’t take this the wrong way but I’m glad I didn’t hang out with you when I was drinking. My god I would have gotten into trouble. Once I was hammered it didn’t take much to get me going fucking with people. Never got beat up for it so that’s something.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            So….your American side comes out when you’re drunk?

          • CanadaBear

            Nah, I was always a nice guy just a major shit disturber. All in the name of laughs. You know how those little fuckers are in bars. I didn’t fuck with strangers a lot, just my friends.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            i’m getting American drunk on Canadian Whiskey this Sunday while the changing of the NFC North guards happens. Then i’ll call all of my hillbilly Wisconsin family members on my dad’s side, curse them for ignoring my mom after the divorce and tell them that the dominance is FUCKING OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Cormonster

            Where do they live Waffle?

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Oshkosh and Green Bay, right in the heart of the Puke.

          • Cormonster

            The Green Bay area is loaded with redneck assholes, aside from my friends from there.

          • Cormonster

            A former friend of mine in La Crosse would get mouthy at times and crazy when drinking. In college he went to a UW_Platteville party and got knocked on his ass by Bortz after mouthing off to him. Bortz was at the party when he was in college at Iowa.

            Same guy showed me the house where he dove through the big picture window about 6 feet off the ground. His friends from college confirmed it. Somehow he got no cuts. Said he rolled as he hit the ground and jumped right to his feet.

          • CanadaBear

            I’d get mouthy but it was almost always with my friends or friends of friends. They all knew I was just fucking with them so I never got the hell beat out of me. Never understood those guys that would get drunk, start fights and then get their asses kicked. Fighting is so stupid. Even if you win, there’s a good chance your hands are gonna hurt for a week or two.

        • Viva

          I want to party with you, dude.

      • Gotta hand it to him, if you’re gonna go troll, go full troll.

  • SC Dave

    Worried about the Rat.

  • WE”RE WINNING THIS GAME.
    Why argue at a partay? It’s a celebration bitches!

    • SC Dave

      ‘ murica! Fuck yeah!

      • johnnywad

        Bumps knuckles. “Murica”.

  • johnnywad

    If I’m Mel, Fuller is going to sit on Nelson all game. He will get the ball and Kyle will catch one or two of them. Rodgers has no where else to go.

    This team just is not a threat. The Bills, Niners and Jets are all bigger threats than the toothless fucking Packers. The defense blows. Their best player on that side is hurt. Their second best dedensive player is Julius Peppers. His play against the Lions was not good. He made one play, and it was not special in any way. Right now, today, he would be the third best DE in Chicago. The Oline is a patched up mess. Willie Young is licking his giant fucking chops right now. This game is home, which means that line struggles more. They scored 7 points against the Lions. The fucking Lions. That, with three Lions turnovers.

    This is the softest opponent the Bears have faced so far this year. This is the week the ground game gets going and the D line stats get healthy.

    Quit being pussies.

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      I call 2 sacks for Young and one of those will be a sack fumble. Get that fishing gear out Willie.

      • All day, every day.

        • MB30SD

          erra day

      • SC Dave

        The only downside i have is shea won’t be around to separate Vadge from his shoulder and earn his pass from most of you

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          Shea will have his chances later this year. This game is all about pressuring Rodgers. Young, Houston, Scott, Ego, Sutton, Paea, all need to terrorize.

    • I would use Jennings to shadow Jordy, esp in the slot.
      He’s by far our best most experienced cover corner.
      Fuller is a baller, but he’s still a rookie. I could easily see Rodgers and Jordy fooling him. Unless he’s the second coming of Rod Woodson (which he very well might be), I’d have Jennings shadow Jordy.

      • SC Dave

        I assign Bostic to rip Nelson’ s balls off,and earn MY pass

        • bearsfantillend

          we know Conte is going to get injured by about the 3 series, why not have him get injured hurting Jordy?

          • SC Dave

            Is Conte playing?

          • bearsfantillend

            he’s questionable. so i figured he would at least dress.

          • MB30SD

            he is indeed…. questionable.

            (hahahaha, sorry, couldn’t resist dave)

          • CanadaBear

            Pretty sure he will start.

      • johnnywad

        Is Jennings having a quiet year because opponents are going away from him? Or has there been a dropoff there? I don’t know which. Fuller looks pretty savvy to me already and is obviously a playmaker. I still don’t believe Jordy Nelson is a legit #1 either. You might be right, but I couldn’t blame Tucker either way.

    • Trac

      Yeah, that’s what I’m talkin bout Wilis!

  • SC Dave

    Jefe… new thread? Too much scrolling on this pissant. Phone

    • GPLDAN

      Sort by newest, cruster

      • SC Dave

        There are still those pictures in the way.

  • SC Dave

    Okay, here’s the deal. We’re winning

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      we are winning this fucking game.
      RODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Come on down to get your fucking medicine from Doctor Willie.

      • CanadaBear

        Hopefully Allen sacks him a few times and passes on his little gift (flu).

        • johnnywad

          He’s played more games against Rodgers than most any other DE in the league. Can’t hurt. If Allen is going to do anything this year, I’m hoping this the game it starts rolling.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            he put some licks on Smith last game, actually forced that dropped INT to Bostic, the dropped INT to Fuller ,etc.
            I think he will bring it.

          • MB30SD

            take your fucking nyquil jarred!

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE GIFT!!….(coughs on a dazed Rodgers)

  • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

    I told you guys that the days of Martz, Angelo, Tice, putting the team in positions to play second fiddle to the Packers was fucking done the moment it took the Packers scoring in the last 40 seconds against the WORST DEFENSE IN THE HISTORY OF THE BEARS in order to win. Our QB, made it happen, the game was ours.
    Even with a shit ton of injuries again on D I’m telling you that the dominance is over. The offense will score points. The D will give up points. It just a matter of limiting big plays while making our own big ones.
    Those GB defensive backs know what’s fucking coming and are praying the rush gets to Jay or else it’s fucking Nintendo football time motherfuckers. Alshon and Bennett on your ass all day. Can’t stop it can only hope it was someone else’s guy.

    • Trac

      Jeff doesn’t think this games gonna be a shootout but the closer we get to kickoff, the more I think it will. Bears 41, Peckers 31.

  • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

    I see somebody got their feelings hurt and swore off da blog. Haven’t seen that one before. And since were on the topic of being offended, I too have been smited. Johnny, I’ll always remember the times we had in the taxi van, but my vagina had been badly wounded by your words. For you see, I gave myself my own nickname.

    That’s right. It is I who declared myself The Nitty Gritty. Granted, I was ten years old. But it’s stuck and it describes myself perfectly. Then, when I was 34, that’s right, 34, I announced on this very blog, that upon earning my PhD, I will re-christen myself Doc Nitty. And Doc Nitty I became.

    So now Johnny, you’ve cost this blog another. Screw you guys….I’m going home.

    On Friday, September 26, 2014, Doc Nitty wrote:
    I see somebody got their fewore off da blog. Haven’t seen that one before. And since were on the topic of being offended, I too have been smited. Johnny, I’ll always remember the times we had in the taxi van, but my vagina is hurt by your words. For you see, I gave myself my nickname.

    That’s right. It is I who declared myself The Nitty Gritty. Granted, I was ten years old. But it’s stuck and it describes myself perfectly. Then, when I was 34, that’s right, 34, I announced on this very blog, that upon earning my PhD, I will re-christen myself Doc Nitty. And Doc Nitty I became.

    So now Johnny, you’ve cost this blog another. Screw you guys….I’m going home.

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      lol, for the record, Bill quit because MB called him a troll.
      also, you can name yourself if your 10. The Doctor part is just a professional descriptor. That is acceptable.
      If you, for instance, call yourself the PussyDestroyer and you actually are found to have a 5inch cock that is a good example of giving yourself an egregious nickname. If a girl calls you that because you pack 9 and it’s a pringles can then you can call yourself that, especially if she’s hot.

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        Ah who am I kidding? I can’t quit you guys!

        • MB30SD

          we love you maings.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            Doc’s back!!!!!!!!!

          • MB30SD

            BOOM!

          • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

            Oh and from now on, I’m giving myself a plus one wit every post.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            +1

      • MB30SD

        how about 5.5″ extra hard and more like a roll of mentos… oh and the chick was like a, 6.2?

        • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

          It’s all relative. If you live in China, you can call yourself that.

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            you’d be the emperor with that kind of dong. There would be legends passed down and movies made by Hong Kong action stars.

          • “Hong Kong Dong 6: Big Double in little Vagina”

          • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

            A classic!!

        • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

          well, Doc can back me up on the math part but 7.5 – 6.2 = 1.3 and that was Johnny Knox’s number I think so I guess that would be ok.

          • bearsfantillend

            damn, can’t argue with that the math is solid

        • Viva

          I got a tuna can.

          • MB30SD

            the angry inch!

  • AlbertInTucson

    Predictions for Packer victory on The Herd today were all based on “Seahawks, Jets and Lions all tough to run on but the Packers WILL be able to run on the Bears and ,ergo, win.”

    • Scott W.

      I heard war drums in the distance when I read your post.

  • So now they’re painting Nick Foles as the fucking Iron Man cuz he took some hits in the Skins game?
    Give me a break.
    Try getting sacked 9 times in one half, dick wad, or putting your shoulder down and running over a tackler.
    SMH.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Eagles will face the 49ers with 4 of 5 starting O-linemen out.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Ratleff and Slausen still listed as “Out” for week 4.

    Crap.

    Crap.

    And double-crap.

    • Shit. More worried about Rat. That concussion must’ve lingered. He doesn’t have a history of them, as far as I can remember. The youngens will have to buckle their chin straps.

  • TheBigCheesy

    The bears still suck

    • Donnnnn’t Caaaaarrrrrre!

      Cheese!! So close my friend. Sunday is so close.

    • Viva

      Must be tough going through life knowing that whenever you communicate you reveal your stupidity.

      Do you wear a flat brimmed baseball cap?

      • MB30SD

        the true marker of buffoonery.

        You haaaaate the flatbrim.

        What would you do if your daughter’s first bff shows up to your house for the first time in a sideways flatbrim and doesn’t even shake your hand when he meets you, just listlessly mummbles, “sup.” as he pushes past you to go inside?

        (my fucking blood is boiling just typing that)

        • johnnywad

          My daughter is 13 next week. She’s beautiful, smart, athletic, and classy. The total package. So this stuff is just around the corner. I will make an example of the first douchebag that shows up, and he will be the standard bearer for the rest. He will know, and people will be talking. The rest will understand. She’ll thank me later.
          I’m taking no prisoners.

          • MB30SD

            Thece

        • Viva

          I remember once getting stopped in my tracks by my gf’s dad because I showed up for a date wearing cut-off sweatpants and a fucking dirty t-shirt. I never felt more humiliated. I apologized profusely and came back an hour later looking like a human being. At least I was conscientious – I think that snapped me out of the smart-ass punk stage (circa 19 y.o.).

          Incidentally, we dated for 3 years. Our first date was Sr. Prom (she was the queen). She had a small party at her because her parents were out of town. I was the last one there. I had been wanting to ask her to go to prom for a while but was being a pussy. Needless to say, I did have a few drinks in me, and she did have some cards on the table, so I asked her if she wanted to play strip poker. Remarkably, she said yes, which to this day astonishes me. So we start playing, and I am losing. I am down to my boxers, and she was in a t-shirt and panties. I finally lost and was in the process of dropping trow when I looked at her and said, Does this mean we are going to prom? She said yes, and I was the luckiest mother fucker in the universe.

          • MB30SD

            Awesome.

          • johnnywad

            Showed her the Tuna Can before prom? Well done sir.

        • Viva

          Is something pre-meditated if it is mentioned on a blog in a hypothetical manner?

          • MB30SD

            Let’s not. I’m sure we can trade strategies off line some other time

          • Cormonster

            Viva, do you like to play chess? Or anyone else that reads or posts on the blog? They are correspondence games, so make a move whenever you feel like it. I’ll give details if anyone is interested.

          • Viva

            I was more of an Axis and Allies kid, but I will give it a go…

          • Ososfan

            Corm! Got a new phone and completely forgot to re-install the chess app. I’m down to battle any time, sir.

        • MichiganBearFan

          Just for that occasion; I’ll borrow my boss’s Boys anti-tank rifle. When the dude comes in I’ll say something like “You won’t believe how accurate this thing is from 3/4 of a mile”.

          And for you namby-pambies out there, it has been de-bored down from 55 to 50 caliber; just to keep it legal. Do you really need something like this for home defense? No. Is it fun to shoot? Yes! Which is the point.

          • MB30SD

            Hi, I’m MB30SD, and I approve this message

      • Scott W.

        Why do people wear those things anyway? I don’t get it.

      • TheBigCheesy

        It’s not totally flat, but yeah it’s kind of flat

    • beninnorcal

      Something tells me we won’t be hearing from you much come Sunday afternoon.

      • johnnywad

        No but we can come right back to this post just to send him a little reminder.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Can @BillSimmons take down ESPN? He sure can. If motivated.

    • Viva

      Do tell, Al.

      Do tell, Jeffe.

      No time for lets keep a secret.

  • burntorangenavyblue

    Wow, havent been on for a day and the blog gets a little sour. Let’s remember that what unites us ultimately is the love for our Bears. We may have differing opinions on what should be or shouldn’t be done to obtain victory, but nothing we say should ever be taken personally….if we swear off the blog for a day, so be it. But come on everyone, this place is supposed to be our stress reliever, not a one-upping piss contest. There are worse thing to worry about in this world. Come back Irish and lighten up BillW…you guys are our Bears brothers among us

    • Trac

      That’s the spirit Burnie!

  • Kevin Hill

    Bear down Bears, looks like they are on the upswing- http://kevcanx.blogspot.ca/

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