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Shea McClellin as Breakout Player of 2014 & Answers to Other Bears Questions

| July 31st, 2014

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I received a list of questions from Charged.fm relating to the 2014 Chicago Bears. These are my answers.

1) After an injury-riddled 2013, what should we expect from Jay Cutler this season? Will Mark Trestman’s offense help solidify him as a great starter in this league?

I think fans need to accept Jay Cutler is going to throw interceptions. Part of what makes him special is his belief he can fit the ball into spaces other quarterbacks would not even consider and the downside to that belief is turnovers.

Comfort in Trestman’s offense, the weapons around him and finally a stable, talented offensive line will all contribute to this being by far the best year in Jay Cutler’s career if he can remain on the field.

2) As we know, Cutler is one of the most injury-prone quarterbacks in the game. For this reason, having a good backup quarterback seems like a must in Chicago. How worried is the team about their backup quarterback situation now that Josh McCown is in Tampa Bay?

Well, fans were concerned about Josh McCown this time a year ago. Why wouldn’t they be? All the word since his workout is both GM Phil Emery and Trestman like Jimmy Clausen quite a bit. I was hoping to see the club bring Kyle Orton back but it doesn’t seem to be something they are interested in doing.

3) The Bears defense was among the worst in the NFL last season. The team signed Jared Allen, Jay Ratliff, and Lamarr Houston this offseason, but didn’t do much to upgrade at linebacker or in the secondary. Are the Bears in for another long season on the defensive side?

A healthy Charles Tillman is a HUGE upgrade to the secondary as both he and Tim Jennings are only a year removed from being Pro Bowl corners. They drafted Kyle Fuller and Kelvin Hayden is healthy so they are set in the nickel.

They have no safeties. It is the most glaring flaw of the roster and I wouldn’t look for it to be corrected until next spring.

People seem to forget what happened to their linebackers a year ago. They intended to start a veteran trio of Briggs, DJ Williams and James Anderson and bring along Bostic and Greene. But injuries to 2/3 of the corps forced them to start rookies who were not ready for game action. If Williams and Briggs stay healthy, providing stability in run support, look for Mel Tucker to maximize the athleticism and speed of Bostic and Shea McClellin both in space and in the pass rush.

4) Who do you think will be the two starting safeties be when the season begins?

Ryan Mundy and Brock Vereen if Chris Conte doesn’t get healthy this summer. 

5) The team used four of its first five picks on defensive players in the draft. All of these players will be asked to contribute this year. Which rookie do you believe will have the biggest impact in year one?

Kyle Fuller.

I expect Sutton and Ferguson will be productive but I’m hoping Ratliff and Collins stay healthy because I really like them as a duo. Fuller should beat out Hayden at the nickel and that means covering big tight ends and speedy inside guys and the Bears see plenty of both this season. This kid has a knack for finding the football and he’ll be groomed by Peanut, the greatest turnover creator in NFL history. I see a few big plays coming from him early.

6) Which player do you believe has the best chance to break out this season?

I’m going to stir the fan pot a bit and say Shea McClellin.

Here’s the deal with Shea: he was drafted into a position he was not suited to play. Fans knew this immediately and many of us knew he’d end up at linebacker. Lovie’s ideal 4-3 defensive end was Alex Brown. He was disciplined against the run, handled his blockers and attacked the quarterback when he had opportunities.

McClellin is a better athlete than Brown. He’s faster. And he displayed great instincts around the ball at Boise State. I think he’s going to thrive in a system utilizing his talents as opposed to one trying to fit his skill sets into pre-sewn pockets.

7) What are your predictions for the Bears? Do you think they will be able to make it out of an extremely tough NFC North?

I think the defense will improve and they will win the North with somewhere in the 10-win vicinity. I don’t think the defense will improve enough to get through a tough NFC playoff field but a division title and playoff win would be the type of step they need to take to solidify themselves as title contenders in 2015. 

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  • First, but surely not last, to exclaim, “WTF SHEA! WTF LOVIE! And you too EMERY!” I’ve seen frat boys taking upside down keg bongs on a nightly basis in better shape than Shea’s “before”.
    And everyone involved in Shea’s draft became annoyed when the media asked them if he was going to switch to linebacker.
    Where’s that smug aloofness now? fucken douchbags

  • SC Dave

    Out of this, I have one prediction.
    MB will blow a gasket over this post.

    • Big Mike

      I’m on record as having debated this with him. I’ve been calling Shea the guy most likely to have a break out season for a few months now. MB thinks I’m crazy. He hates CD, almost as much as he can’t stand Conte.

      • I agree with you. I think CD will look good, but getting a crash course at LB at the NFL level is tough. We gotta be patient with him AT LB, where he was always SUPPOSED to be.

      • SC Dave

        I have been watching, Mike. And believe me, I hope you’re right.

        Just as I hope Conte returns to something as good as the 2012 version. But I have no idea whether he has enough confidence left to do so.

        • Big Mike

          It’s a crap shoot. But I’m making the call. If he doesn’t make it, the reason is between his ears. Hopefully he does enough this year to get a 2nd year as an LB.

  • JohnRock

    About Fuller, according to what the team has been saying and doing, I don’t believe he is going play nickel. In the Nickel package its going to be Jennings lining up in the slot and Fuller will play on the outside with Tillman. So there won’t be any “Fuller beating out Hayden at nickel.”.

    • Yeah, a few articles already alluded to this.
      Like I said since we drafted Fuller, nickle might be more difficult to learn than L/RCB, esp for a rookie. Lot’s of action going on, lots of crosses, picks, sweeps, pulling OGs, etc
      That’s why Jennings is going to get a lot of reps at nickle, while Fuller will face the 2nd best WR on the opposing team.
      Makes sense, esp given Fuller’s size and length.
      I also don’t buy Emery trying to sell us on Fuller covering the TE. I think he’ll do that a little, but not much.
      That responsibility will fall to someone else, but as to who, not sure yet because I’m not certain what sort of D Tucker will roll out.

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      He’ll play nickel because the Bears must stop TE killing them. They’ll play against Graham, Gronk, Vernon Davis. The best of the best. That’s not a job for Jennings. Also the plan is play as much nickel as possible. Play nickel as base defense. Put the nickel CB against the top TEs, not the S.

  • Big Mike

    Let the fury begin. Marshall #6, Alshon not in top 10.

    http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/07/28/top-wide-receivers-calvin-johnson-dez-bryant

    • MB30SD

      meh, they’ll find out shortly enough

    • AlbertInTucson

      I don’t feed trolls and I don’t read that rankings crap.

      They’re just two different ways of breaking wind.

  • Trac

    The first three questions sounded like Cheesy.

    Shea McClellin? Sounds like someone has taken the spot in Jeff’s heart that Greg Olson used to occupy. Not sure if I should pat Jeff on the back or call the guys with the white aprons.

    • Big Mike

      Olson’s has had better stats the last two years.

      Olson – 71 rec/830 yds 5.5 TDs 4.5 receptions per game, 51.8 YPG
      Bennett – 60 rec/693 yds 5 TDs 3.8 receptions per game and 43.3 YPG
      I’d take Bennett over Olson based on blocking…

      • Gotta say this for Olson – he did have a good game in the playoffs if I remember correctly. Then again, who else was there to throw to?
        What pissed me off about him was that if a wind blew, he would fall over. Guy his size should get some YAC.

        • Trac

          My beef with Olson was that Jeff pegged him as the Bears key to offensive success. He just wasn’t that kind of player for us. He was Jays titty to suck on in between sacks because our receivers and O-line were turrible.

          • SC Dave

            Well, it’s a bit unfair to compare him to Martellus – after all, Greg had no better an offensive line or weapons with him on the Bears than did Cutler at the time.

          • Trac

            I’ve simmered down on Cutty bashing. It is what is for at least 3 more years but I used to drill his decision making out of frustration. The only way Jay reaches his zenith is if his supporting cast keeps improving. He’s great when the players around him are great. When we first traded for him I was stoked because I wrongly thought he would elevate the players around him. Looking back, I know see how polyannic of me that was because I didn’t realize how bad our oline was.

          • For your consideration….

            people thought Jay was the answer because they were thinking about a real quarterback behind 2006 O line, RB’s, TE’s. Flash forward to 2009, Don’t you guys remember that our best fucking lineman John Tait fucking retired right before the season? We lost 2 more vets as well. We replaced them with dog shit rookies and no name guys and then wondered why we didn’t have Joe Montana.

            Montana played with Hall of Famers all around him.

            Steve Young same thing, but was just potential with Tampa

            Bradshaw same thing.

            Marino had Clayton and Duper with Don SHula.
            Aikman played behind possible the greatest offensive line in the history of the game of football.
            Do you guys see a fucking pattern?

            It’s fucking football not fantasy madden football 12 on Playstation 3

          • Cormonster

            Remember the long, long ago in 2012 when Lance Louis was the best offensive lineman? Webb at LT, Rachal / Spencer at LG, Garza center, Louis RG, and Carimi RT. Then Louis had to move to RT when Carimi got his knee blown by the Saints. I forgot who took over RG after that. But trading Olsen did give the team the extra 3rd round pick to help get Marshall. So basically Olsen and another 3rd round pick for Marshall = win.

          • For your consideration….

            that was a dark dark time.

          • SC Dave

            Carimi and Earl both lost to the bounty hunters. Fuck. Sean. Payton. Right. In. The. Face.

          • CanadaBear

            I understand when the refs miss a cheap shot in the trenches. There is so much body mass in a small area you’re never too sure what you’re seeing at full speed. That hit on Earl from Roman Harper was beyond blatant and I don’t think it even drew a flag.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Tait, Fred Miller and Reuben Brown all fell off the Age Cliff at once and Olin Kreutz was starting his slide too.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Offensive line problems AND The “Offensive Coordinators Shuffle”.

            I believe this will be the second time in his career he’s had the the same OC for a 2nd season.

          • For your consideration….

            Olsen, Forte and Cutler were the offense. Martz was a fucking idiot for letting him go. You simply find a way to use a guy like that. Now its the IN thing to do. Olsen wasn’t a blocker but what idiot OC would try to make him one instead of exploiting his match up nightmare tightend?

          • AlbertInTucson

            Did they get a #3 for Olson? I was not pleased.

          • AlbertInTucson

            AND, Olson took a licking and kept on ticking. He was NOT afraid to work the middle of the field. He took a pair of patently illegal cheap shots from Steeler DBs that would have had most receivers calling for anesthesia and their mommy.

          • SC Dave

            I was looking for those videos, earlier today, but could not find them. Classic Steelers cheap shots.

      • MB30SD

        you guys know, that when olsen was here, I wasn’t a big fan.

        It wasn’t that he didn’t have the tools (on paper the dude was a physical freak), or the skills… cause when he showed up he was kinda a big deal. My issues were two massive ones:

        1. He was a horrible blocker. And TE’s kiiinda need to be able to do that… if they’re not jimmy graham.

        2. He’d have a great game and then disappear for 2 – 3 games before showing up again.

        I think the dude is actually a pretty damn good TE and fb player… he just wasn’t consistent. Oh, and I 100% agree with $, he’s basically the 1 or 2nd target down there. he Def will be this year. And as $ said, for a guy 6’4″ 250 and who runs a 4.5, a crosswind would knock him over.

        I’ll take black uni over him any day.

        • Trac

          Angelee had the uncanny ability to draft the positions we needed least. An incomplete but talented TE in lieu of a talented LT, no problem. Cedric Benson when we had Thomas Jones and Anthony Thomas, no problem. Smh.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Meh, by that time, the A-Train had ceased to be very effective and Angelo knew Jones was leaving town the next season.

            Still, that pick DID set the stage for Benson’s game-changing fumble in the Super Bowl sparked by Mssrs. Smith & Turner insisting upon replacing the red hot, sure-handed, Jones with the cold-off-the-bench-in-a-driving-rainstorm-fumble-waiting-to happen, Benson.

            I will never forgive Ron Turner for his play-calling in that SB.
            I place the blame for the loss entirely at his feet.

          • CanadaBear

            Lovie/Rivera insisting on covering the deep middle when nobody was completing passes downfield unless there was a defensive breakdown (yes, I’m looking at you D. Manning) also was a huge contributor to the loss. Oh well.

          • Trac

            You crazy. Anthony Thomas had 3 monster years after the Bears took a nose dive on him.

          • SC Dave

            Anthony Thomas *never* had a monster year.
            http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/T/ThomAn01.htm

          • Trac

            I seem to remember he was a scoring machine in goal line situations and 3rd and short conversions. Yes?

          • AlbertInTucson

            You mis-remeber.

            Offensive Rookie of the year 1n 2001 with 1183 yards (4.3 a carry) and 7 TDs.

            Then fipped to 721 /3.4ypc/6 TD in 2002.

            Back to 1024/4.3/6TD in 2003 ,

            Then in 2004 it was 404/3.3/2TD and the Bears said “adios, Tomas’ “.

            After that, NOTHING to write home about 599yds/ 3ypc / 2TD total in 3 more seasons with 4 teams.

          • Trac

            I have to disagree with you on who was the better back at the time. Didn’t Benson have like a 2yd average or some horrid average?

          • AlbertInTucson

            Better than who? The A-Train had left the station before Cedrunk was drafted.

          • Trac

            You’re locked on to the A-train and I’m talking about Thomas Jones. TJ was a better back than cedrunk.

          • AlbertInTucson

            NOWHERE in this discussion do I even intimate that Benson was better than Jones. Re-check my first reply to you on this above.

          • Trac

            You are correctomunda buddy. My bad, I called out anthony thomas when I meant to say Thomas Jones. lol. its been a jacked day, sorry.

      • AlbertInTucson

        I WAS an Olson fan when he was here. With those recent stats, he doesn’t have Marshall and Jeffrey on his flanks.

        • Big Mike

          Just providing the data. Like I said if take Bennett. But Olson is a good TE

          • AlbertInTucson

            Just sayin’ that he’s pretty much Newton’s go-to guy. Steve Smith was a bit dinged up the last couple and of course NOW Smith’s a Raven.

    • AlbertInTucson

      “…call the guys with the white aprons. ”

      Why would you call waiters?

  • Brandon’s bromance only intensifies with time…

    “Actually, Marshall can’t put any money on it because that would
    violate NFL rules. But Marshall does believe that Cutler is going to
    show this year that he’s the best player in football.

    “League MVP,” Marshall said of Cutler on NFL Network. “He’s the first
    one in the building, last one to leave, his leadership is through the
    roof. He’s correcting the coaches. I mean, this is his offense. This is
    his organization. He’s running it, and I love it.”

    …correcting coaches, eh (pan to tice…)

    • SC Dave

      This is the same guy that said Devin Hester was a better receiver than Brandon was, so here’s a salt tablet to take with that.

      • For your consideration….

        you know why he said that

        • relapse?

          • For your consideration….

            Brandon has always believed in what Jay can do. Brandon feels very secure in his current environment and knows that this Bears environment has had a beneficial impact on his career. He feels that this will be the very same situation for Jay and knows that with this current environment, Jay’s skillset and the weapons available that he will be able to take the next step.

          • For your consideration….

            the 2009 through 2012 seasons were a dark time for Cutler. Imagine being brought in to be one of the final pieces of a puzzle that was expected to contend only to have your coach and GM drop the ball time after time after time after time regarding offensive pieces that were so desperately needed. All of this while other teams addressed needs that almost every retard fan could acknowledge existed. Then add to that the fucking ass kicking that he took every game because of the inability of the organization to draft or acquire decent NFL quality linemen. Then add to that the inability or straight up refusal for the organization to bring in NFL quality WR’s and instead relying on a solid number 3 in Earl, a fucking kick returner in Devin, a converted arena league DB in Rashied Davis, white 5’10 WR Dane Sanzenbacher, MAX FUCKING KOMAR, etc.
            For God’s sake Brandon Rideau and DA were being looked at like the saviors of the offense for a time being because they looked athletic, were taller and at least looked like they could benefit the team.
            I could go on for hours but i’ll just stop and say that Jay has a sour demeanor and that he got his knee buckled in the 2010 championship game and he brushed past a 7th round LT from West Texas A&T Culinary academy who was put in the starting rotation with 4 or 5 other fucking rejects…so he sucks.

          • ahh…Brandon Rideau…that’s the good vintage cheese there.
            For the record, I meant, why did he say Hester was going to have a better year than Marsh, but you’re like Magneto or Anakin Skywalker – anger unleashes your powers.

          • SC Dave

            You’re right, it was that. I stand corrected. But still… make it half a salt tablet then.

      • CanadaBear

        I love Brandon but once he gets going he’s liable to say most anything.

  • CanadaBear

    Can you imagine the questions from the regs if Jeff polled us? I’m sure at least half of the best questions could not be printed in a family atmosphere. Hopefully one of them would be mine!

  • “Falcons LB Pat Angerer is in the league’s concussion protocol.

    It’s bad news for a player who dealt with a concussion
    early last season, but not something that has Angerer’s Week 1 status in
    doubt. The Falcons desperately need Angerer to stay healthy as they try
    to fill out a wounded linebacker corps.”

    Sorry, no relevance whatsover, except, before I blessed this blog with my presence, I trolled the NFCN espn blog (shudders), before they switched to FB, naturally.

    One of the running jokes was “Prepare your Angerer!”

    Don’t know why, but it kind of made me chuckle.

    “Prepare your wounded Angerer!”

    • GPLDAN

      I have my FF Team name now.

      • MB30SD

        Wounded….. Angerer.

  • MB30SD

    I see you down there dave and mike.

    I’m boycotting this thread. see you all on the next one.

    • SC Dave

      You better hope Jefe posts again soon, or you won’t make it.

      • MB30SD

        Hahahaha… I was actually just kidding. We’ll all find out soon enough dave.

        Here’s my final work:

        I don’t get the “he was drafted for the wrong spot thing”. He wasn’t. He played DE his entire college career. He might have had his hand up at times, but he was still just a pure rush end. If we were a 3-4 I would tooootally have a LOT more hope he could make the transition to OLB, because it’s much more of a hybrid position. But in the 4-3 system, the OLBs are not JUST rush guys, in fact, they’re much more about run stop/contain and coverage, so it’s a totally different skill set, and I imagine a massive transition.

        Just because he’s fast doesn’t mean he’ll be good. You have to do that shit (cover and actually run read and stop_ for a looong time to get really good/instinctive. And I just think it won’t happen… all the intel coming from camp from the reporters and analysts say the same thing.

        So, anyway, we’ll find out in the next 4 weeks what’s what… I just hope to 8lb baby jesus that if he can’t hang that emery does the right thing and shitcans him and picks up a real vet with real 4-3 OLB experience to fill his spot.

        Not that it means a damn thing on the FB field, but as for the pics above, I’m 41 and I promise you I look about 3 X bigger than shea in the same full bust shot. he looks fucking anorexic (for a pro fb player). Little scary.

        • GPLDAN

          I’m 41 and I promise you I look about 3 X bigger than shea in the same full bust shot.

        • Trac

          Sober, poignant, informed opinion. You Sir, get the post of the day award.

          • MB30SD

            I don’t know whether to tell you to go suck an egg, or to thank you. Well played.

          • Cormonster

            A good friend of mine since 7th grade had a similar reply when I called into his radio show. He used to do the Badger football pre-game show in Madison. I prefaced my question by stating that I think he will become the next Brent Musburger.

        • SC Dave

          I understand mb, i really do. But we got a great freakish lb from another position once not too long ago. Can you let me hope until he busts out? Maybe cd can become hh version 2

          • MB30SD

            sure dave. got for it my man.

  • MB30SD

    when football (and everything else seems to not matter so much). read this: http://uproxx.com/sports/2014/07/meet-the-8-year-old-boy-who-carried-his-disabled-brother-through-a-triathlon/

  • Shady

    I feel like those pics are from a creepy Craiglist ad.

    “Pasty linebacker seeks long term relationship”

    • MB30SD

      seriously. if you showed those to me and told me to name the position, I would 100% say special teams or MAYBE tightend.

      • Shady

        You want intimidation? I’ll SHOW you intimidation…

        http://tinyurl.com/kxxq9c7

        • MB30SD

          you in 1st year of hebrew school?

          • Shady

      • SC Dave

        Well, there’s Cornelius Washington too.

        • MB30SD

          right. funny how that works out isn’t it?

      • Bender McLugh

        just a counter-point………. Ayenbedejo has that same prototypical look IMO, but couldn’t cut it as a LB. Shae is better than his physique would indicate.

        But he ain’t no Lach, for damn sure.

        • MB30SD

          totally disagree that CD is worth a shit in the NFL. In fact, he’s proven he isn’t over 3 entire seasons. Now he’s going to try a position he’s never played before in his career? Yeah, good luck with that. it’s just simple arithmetic bender.

          And even mentioning him in the same post as lach (as much of a fucking douche as he’s become) is blasphemy.

          CD is a bust. There won’t be any more doubt after another 2-3 months. Take that shit to the bank my mainjes

  • Shady

    Just tried the new Ghost Pepper sauce at B-Dubs. FML, that shit melted my fucking face off. My anus is going to pay for this terrible decision.

    “Myanus is bleeding all over Chavez’s chest”

    Indeed.

    • Prepare your Angerer!

    • MB30SD

      hahahaha…. youtube that and post dude… (the top half, not the bottom)

    • SC Dave

      I have a jar of Mrs. Renfro’s Ghost Pepper salsa, which indicates “dangerously hot” on the label.
      My daughter and I have been too chicken to open the damn thing.

      • MB30SD

        DOOOO IIIIIIIT!!!

        What could possibly go wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tRq8ExAHzk

      • CanadaBear

        I can’t eat any of that hot stuff anymore. I used to be able to handle jalapenos, serranos, and Hungarian Wax peppers. Never could handle Habeneros. Have no idea what those Ghost peppers are like but I don’t need to know! Tread carefully my friend!

    • Bender McLugh

      Ghost peppers, both Bhut Jolokia and Naga Morich are very tasty, and VERY hot of course. But their flavor is what captures me, natural smokeyness and a sweet, earthy pepper taste. I’m growing 4 plants on my porch again this year to make my own sauces.

      Highly recommend to try some other sauces as well, not just B-Dub’s. I don’t know the current market for ghost pepper sauce, but there’s bound to be some great ones out there.

      Oh, and it shouldn’t melt your face off immediately……. ghost’s are one of those that get hotter and hotter the more you eat, unlike habs which slam you in the face immediately and then taper away.

  • MB30SD

    Hahahahahahaha… I can’t tell you how many of these are 100% accurate and true.

    http://www.mandatory.com/2014/07/31/20-things-every-parent-thinks-at-least-once-per-day/

  • For your consideration….

    Look at the tape job on Briggs’ shoulder. I don’t know if his arm will stay attached to his body this year.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-lance-briggs-bits-bears-spt-0801-20140801,0,7303976.story

    • AlbertInTucson

      That is NOT encouraging.

      • For your consideration….

        he’ll tough it out but at some point it’s just going to break.

    • Cormonster

      Chris Borland at Wisconsin had a shoulder injury around his sophomore year. For whatever reason, he also heavily taped up this bicep after that. Not sure on the reason.

      • For your consideration….

        who picked up Borland again?

        • Cormonster

          49ers. Fuckers. I think he’s going to be a good pro.

          • Cormonster

            They already have Willis and Bowman for the middle LB spots. Maybe they just drafted Borland to start until Bowman returns. Borland is also a good pass rusher.

  • For your consideration….

    My brother in law is from Arizona and just emailed me. He was amused that Adrian Wilson is going to be playing against 2nd,3rd,4th,5th stringers in the preseason games. His quote:

    “He’s not as fast as he used to be but he’s going to kill some poor fool on the field in those fake games.”

    • GPLDAN

      Hub said he’s starter or bust. I expect he’ll make his case to start in those games, and yes – he’ll do it by blowing somebody up.

    • MB30SD

      awesome. can’t wait.

  • Trac

    GP can prolly answer this but if Briggs is out of shape, forget about it.

    • For your consideration….

      i think he’s in shape but i think that shoulder is double taped. He broke it less than a year ago.

    • GPLDAN

      I don’t think you can see from a no-pad camp day if a guy is in shape.

  • For your consideration….

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2147865-bears-will-start-or-cut-adrian-wilson-brock-vereen-only-sure-thing-at-safety

    Hub thinks that Wilson will claim the starting position by the beginning of the season.

  • GPLDAN

    St. Angerer
    Brock’s Hard Candy
    Shae at Match.com
    Cutler’s Van Wagon
    Buc Lovie
    Mike Sam’s Willpower
    Vaccination Station
    Quit Clowney Around
    Manziel in Distress
    RG3 Comfortable in his Skins
    Uncontrollable Ego
    Eat Until You’re Fuller
    David Fails
    It’s Pat!

    • MB30SD

      Christian Jonesing?
      Chicken Dinner or Bust?
      Charles and the giant peanut… punch?
      Talk Softly and carry a Bostic?
      He’s not so greene anymore?
      Rock out with your Brock out?
      Don’t conte on him making the team?
      Yo adrian!!!!?
      Those dreads are McCray cray?
      Looks like someone’s got a case of the mundys?

  • AlbertInTucson

    “I made a mistake when I went to the gym the other day and forgot my keys. Knocking your wife unconscious is not a mistake. Its a crime. ”

    Agreed.

    Not to excuse it but, what are the odds adult beverages were involved?

  • Shady

    So I’m watching the evening news and they show footage of a coyote making off with a cat it had just murdered in someone’s backyard. The newscaster mentions in the report that Chicago decided to release coyotes into the city neighborhoods in order to deal with the rat problem. Apparently I missed this piece of news back in 2010.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/chicago-set-coyotes-loose-streets-hunt-rats.html

    Going from an old memeory here, but I couldn’t help but be reminded of a Simpsons episode where Springfield dealt with a rat problem by releasing snakes around town to hunt the rats. Soon after the reptiles take care of the rat problem, the town becomes overrun with snakes. So logically, Springfield decides to release mongooses in the city to deal with the snakes. This cycle continues until Lions are released to deal with the tiger problem.

    So in Chicago’s case, it would make sense to me for Cook County to deal with the coyote problem by releasing one of the animal’s natural predators into the city neighborhoods…. Bearce.

    http://www.ask.com/question/what-is-a-coyotes-predator

    • AlbertInTucson

      Last year, AZ game & fish decided to re-introduce Bighorn Sheep to the Pusch Ridge area on the West end of the Catalina Moutains on Tucson’s North side.

      Game & Fish thought it was a good idea.

      The local Mountain lion population thought it was a GREAT idea!

      Apparently, Bighorn Sheep are NOT terribly bright but ARE quite tasty.

      • AlbertInTucson

        People let their cats roam outside here in Tucson as well which is why we have coyotes that look like well-fed dogs.

        Why chase a scrawny roadrunner when you can snack on kitty?

        Beep! Beep!

        • MB30SD

          Al, I endorse that plan.

          Hee hee

      • SC Dave

        Excellent! Let the big cats thrive.

    • AlbertInTucson

      I really HATE that WGN American no longer shows WGN newscasts.

    • MB30SD

      You better make sure my addy is safe dude!

    • GPLDAN

      Rat-fed Coyotes

      THERE’s my team name.

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