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Some Random Thoughts on the Comings and Goings of Bears Camp

| August 6th, 2014

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  • If there is starting to be a position of concern (not  called safety) it might be right tackle. Jordan Mills left practice Wednesday with pain in the same foot operated upon earlier in the year. His projected backup Eben Britton is sidelined with a hamstring pull and has spent most of his career battling injuries. Kyle Long and Mills taking the next step on the right side of the line was a huge part of the belief this Bears offense is about to take the next step to dominance. Will be interesting to see how Mills handles the balky hoof.
  • Two of my Tweets from yesterday regarding the Martellus Bennett suspension:

Way Bears are expertly handling Martellus Bennett is why I thought troubled player like Will Hill would have found perfect home in Chicago.

Emery/Trestman exude authority, project confidence and lead with genuine compassion. Rare in sports.

  • What Emery and Trestman need to do now is win. (Side note: I’d expect Martellus Bennett reinstated no later than middle of next week.)

  • Isiah Frey’s injury is more a special teams/depth concern than anything else. He was becoming a long shot to make the roster.
  • If I were the Bears I would give Jimmy Clausen the start Friday night against Philadelphia and the majority of snaps in this first preseason game to Jordan Palmer. Palmer is never a guy who’ll impress in practice. His skill set doesn’t project to that environment. But he’s an exceedingly smart player and how he executes in game conditions should be 75% of his final grade.
  • And no, Jay Cutler should not see the field for a tenth of a second.
  • Who the hell is Greg Herd? You will probably see him as early as Friday night. Well there isn’t much pro film on film. So here is his college tape.

  • If Adrian Wilson holds on as the starting strong safety, Ryan Mundy will not be the starting free safety. That job will end up going to Chris Conte. Mundy is a bopper. A diet Adrian Wilson. He’ll be exposed if ask to play over the top on some of the league’s better deep threats.
  • Marquess Wilson’s injury should send a direct, non-vague message to Emery and Trestman: limit exposure of Marshall and Jeffery until the Buffalo Bills come to Chicago in September.

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  • Viva

    When I first heard Herd’s name I was happy it wasn’t Hurd.

    • GPLDAN

      Poor Sammy.

    • CanadaBear

      It”s the little things!

      • SC Dave

        Like vowels, you mean?

  • AlbertInTucson

    Linemen and foot issues. NOT good news.

    • CanadaBear

      No kidding. It really set off alarm bells when I read that. Hope it’s not going to be a chronic issue.

  • GPLDAN

    If the Bears are going to carry just two QBs to make an extra spot, then Palmer best show something Friday night because the word is – his camp hasn’t been special. And Clausen has underthrown his targets consistently, which is the knock on him.

    Beyond Bennett the Bears have nobody decent at TE. Onabus is now Atta-GasStation. The white kids can’t catch.

    Orton turned down $3.4M from Jerry Jones, but I think he just hated the Cowboys. The Ravens may make a play on him. Emery could be decisive after the Friday game if Palmer looks bad and go get Orton. We lost Will Hill to the Ravens, let’s not lose Orton as well.

    Now Bears fans are beginning to see the issues with a QB that eats up heavy cap space. This needs to be Cutler’s year.

    • CanadaBear

      I don’t think Emery/Trest are looking for choirboys just guys that can play with an edge but under control. The Black Uni did himself no favors with this incident. Not one player, coach, Bears employee or anyone else has come to his defense. Everyone says the same thing. “We love you, we want the best for you and the team and get your fucking shit together you dope.”

      Have no idea about KO but could definitely see him tiring of Jerry World.

  • Sactowns#1

    This guy is awesome. http://fox4kc.com/2014/08/04/michigan-man-throws-party-that-morphs-into-mega-mayhem-with-more-than-2000-people/
    The guy thats passed out might be even more awesome!

    • NewBearInTown

      Would want to know more details of what he was doing. I imagine there could be some ordinance violations. But yeah, I don’t really think he should be held liable that he had a party and the wrong people showed up.

      With that said. The trend in the law is that minors consuming alcohol are the responsibility of the owner of the house they are in. The laws are designed to prevent parents from letting their own kids have parties – which is stupid, better have the party in a controlled environment than to sneak away to do it elsewhere – but that trend would make him liable for the teenagers that were drinking at his house.

      So I’m not really sure how he’ll turn out. All told, I appreciate his honesty. Seems like a good dude.

  • MB30SD

    I didn’t want to but I have to… why in god’s name would you put conte back on that fb field after all of 2013? There is absolutely zero reason. At least with a guy like McCray and/or Vereen there’s hope he’ll be decent, with conte we KNOW he’s dogshit.

    • Bender McLugh

      last year he was….didn’t you know he is now Chris “2012” Conte?

      • MB30SD

        no, he’s not. he’s a broken man (see: grossman, rex) mentally AND physically.

        Pass.

        • Bender McLugh

          more like Pass Break-up by the mighty Conte!

          • MB30SD

            hahahahaha… he took a bad angle actually and is now 10 yards short and 15 yards to the right. : (

  • bearsfantillend

    Question: How the hell can a QBs skill set not project to the practice field?

    Come on really. Sorry Jeff, but that might be the single most stupidest thing you have ever written. QB in practice is not going to get hit, or at least not supposed to be. It’s practically a game of pitch and catch at that point. Palmer’s been in the league for 6-7 years, you think in that time he be able to perform in PRACTICE. In those 6-7 years thats all he has done is PRACTICE. Come on we are talking about PRACTICE.

    • GPLDAN

      Elsewhere people have written that Palmer is very very smart, but he doesn’t impress in practice. In games, he’s rarely going to do the wrong thing.

      But with a sub-par cannon (that’s what she said), how many great throws can he make? Probably not many.

      • McCown had a shitty arm too. The ideal backup QB for this offense is a guy who’s smart with the ball, great in the QB room, and won’t turn it over. That’s exactly what McCown did.
        Throw rainbows that Alshon plucks from the sky. Take the short stuff. Keep the Bears afloat if need be while Cutler is out hurt.

  • GPLDAN

    Is Jefe stumping for Santonio or saying not to get him? I can’t tell.

    You want no part of Holmes. Take Bennett back and grief counsel him over his brother before touching Holmes.

    • AlbertInTucson

      I thought Holmes was brought in because of the injury to Wilson?

      • bearsfantillend

        he is talking about Earl Bennett

        • AlbertInTucson

          Whoops.

          I still have to wonder about Earl not even showing enough to get a training camp look from the receiver-needy Browns.

      • For your consideration….

        Trestman said he didn’t watch his workout and hasn’t watched his tape. I highly doubt that. At the very least, Kromer and Groh watched the shit out of both.

  • For your consideration….

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2153086-martellus-bennett-flare-up-with-marshall-led-to-suspension-from-bears-camp
    Maybe my hunch was correct. I believe the suspension came from the Marshall stuff, not just the Fuller stuff.

    • GPLDAN

      Adam Lefkoe is not fat enough and lacks a mustache. He cannot be allowed to cover the Bears.

      • For your consideration….

        the rumor is that Biggsy invited him to the western suburbs to train with him this offseason.
        #biggysing

        • GPLDAN

          Haha.

          Hell week is all Polish, all week.

          • For your consideration….

            Fucking Nitrite poisoning. Lefkoe has no idea what kind of danger this commitment entails. He thought it was about loose stools, sweating and maybe forming a little pannus around his little peeper. He has no idea. I’m talking type 2 beetus, stroke/hypertension and death. The 4 horsemen.
            Bears.

          • MB30SD

            understood and accepted hazards of the job

          • GPLDAN

            Biggsy hands these out on day 1.

            http://gawker.com/the-vladimir-putin-butt-plug-is-now-an-uncomfortable-re-1540451938

            Most guys ring the bell by Thursday.

          • SC Dave

            Where the fuck do you guys find these things?

  • MB30SD
  • For your consideration….

    Long out with ankle
    Mills out with foot
    Britton out with hammy
    Bennett out with anger.
    What the fuck.

    • MB30SD

      #preseasonsucks

      It will all be fine.

      • AlbertInTucson

        My answers are “Yes” and “We certainly hope so”.

    • CanadaBear

      Breathe Johnny, breathe!

      • For your consideration….

        Losing the kid is not a huge deal because we still have 4 of the best weapons in the NFL. Then one of those weapons fucking freaks out and says something so hurtful to one of the team leaders in Marshall that he gets suspended from the team.
        Long is a badass and I know he’ll be fine but Mills is having issues with the foot he had surgery on. that is not good. Britton was a solid backup and he will be gone for at least the next 3 weeks. I know it will all be fine but if Cutler, Forte, Marshall or Jeffery even stand more than 4 yards from the sideline I’ll be pissed.

        • CanadaBear

          Gotta keep in mind that the Black Uni also got into fights with Kelvin Hayden last year and Lamar Houston earlier this year. Powderkeg for sure.

    • GPLDAN

      Mills foot is worrysome. Surgery foot.

      • AlbertInTucson

        So much for all that offensive line depth/flexibilty that Blogfather discussed on the radio recently.

        • OL depth is good, and if they’re going to lose anyone from the OL, you want it to be Garza (whose replacement might be better than him) or Mills (the worst player on the OL). So an injury to Mills, while not ideal, shouldn’t be a big deal IMO.

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD

    my world just imploded around me. My mind is literally blown.

    http://gizmodo.com/more-than-two-million-people-still-aol-for-internet-acc-1616837999?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

    All packer trolls, please read the above, and move off AOL. You’re welcome.

    • Bobby Douglass

      Says the man who regularly posts Mandatory links. Which is owned by Aol.

      • MB30SD

        Yes and I pay how much to attend said website?

        You’re welcome for the links and sorry if I offended you because you still pay $14.99 a month for aol.

        • Bobby Douglass

          It’s free :). Full disclosure, I work at AOL, and I am a bit defensive about the fact that a) we still exist, and b) we do a lot of good things. We still get over $2B of revenue a year, most of which isn’t lil ol’ grannies paying us for dial up.

          • MB30SD

            Hahahaha… I was wondering why I got that response from ‘one of us’.

            Full disclosure… My first gig out of college was with a company called NTN, which predom did bar trivia (you’ve probably seen them), but they started doing the online thing and I was the guy that took over ownership of all their online properties… my biggest account was with you guys.

            I’ve been to the virginia shop many time and also had compuserve (hee hee). But I made some great friends at AOL, some I still talk to and that you might know.

            Great company, but people still going through your ‘portal’ for innerness and paying for it are either really dumb or really old. Sorry maings.

          • Bobby Douglass

            ‘sall good MB. Actually went out to NTN (Carlsbad?) when I worked at TV Answer. Loved loved loved QB1.

            Yeah, folks don’t need to pay us for stuff. But you might be surprised at the benefits people get when they do.

            Sorry maings, you scratched a nerve. It’ll heal.

          • MB30SD

            nice! Yep, I worked at that office for 3 years running all their online properties in the beginning. Was a blast. I would go to those QB1 productions, they were fun.

          • Bobby Douglass

            Oh, and thanks for including me as “one of us”, I like it here.

  • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

    RIP Ed Sprinkle

    • GPLDAN

      Check him out. 200 lbs? Maybe in pads. He looks like some fratboy whose ass you’d kick easily in a bar fight today. Maybe he’s why Clowney wore #7 at SC (ha)

      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/sports/football/ed-sprinkle-defensive-end-known-for-violent-play-dies-at-90.html

      Maybe some of that tough guy spirit will float it’s way over to Shae.

      • CanadaBear

        My dad said he was the dirtiest player he ever saw. He really liked him!

        • GPLDAN

          These guys didn’t wear face masks and punched each other in the face routinely.

          That was the era that Rich Cohen wrote about.

          • CanadaBear

            I’ve got to order that book.

  • RenoBear

    I know Jeff hates David Haugh, and I’ve disliked him since maybe even before that. I just read another story of his today basically calling Trestman a pussy or wimp agsin today. 2nd time this preseason he’s written disparaging stories about Trestman not having control of team or respect of the players. I really don’t believe any of this is true. Haugh is the lowest form if writer, trying to drum shit controversy up where there is none…. Douche-clown

    • MB30SD
      • RenoBear

        Yes. As much as people here at work want me to believe that we are lambs to the slaughter as the niners home opener fodder, I like our chances a lot. All this camp and preseason shit will shake out by the start of the reg season. All our 2014 opponents better be put on fuckin notice…. Bitches

        • MB30SD

          I like your swagger. Going to be a tough game. Hope we can shake off the rust in time to bring the noise. they’re going to be super pumped…. and good.

          • SC Dave

            So much the better when we kick their asses.

    • GPLDAN

      paywall hopping link?

      • RenoBear

        I follow rich_campbell on twitter, he and biggsy post links on twitter that you can read. Apparently if you do the twitter, and follow a Bears beat writer, the Trib hooks you up. I was shocked. Especially because I have never actually sent a tweet, but it is convenient to keep up on the breaking crap

  • MB30SD

    Hillbilly Struck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc

    Wonder what happened to Buttsteak. He lived in the foothills of some hillbilly nation right?

    • Cormonster

      I think he lived in West Virginia. Have you seen the 2 Cellos version of Thunderstruck? Pretty cool.

  • MB30SD

    johnny foosball… hee hee: http://fansided.com/2014/08/06/browns-players-overly-impressed-johnny-manziel/#!bxkXFf

    “I haven’t seen anything that makes me go, ‘Wow,’ ” one player said.

    I checked with players early in camp and then weeks later, and the message was the same. Manziel’s skill level hasn’t stood out.”

    • GPLDAN

      #manzielindistress

      lock it. ffb.

  • NewBearInTown

    Reminder again to all fantasy guys to send me a request and I’ll get you into my league.

    2014Draft@NewBearInTown.33mail.com

    • For your consideration….

      which asshole is going to take McGowan?

      • MB30SD

        rose?

        • For your consideration….

          you know, McNowen? The savior?

        • CanadaBear

          Count me in!

  • GPLDAN

    For those of you with long memories and notebooks and all that…

    Kyle Long missed several games at Oregon with a sore ankle. It’s in his draft profile, chronic ankle issues threatened his 1st round billing.

    Hope that’s not what is being seen here.

    #doomandgloomhumpday

  • GPLDAN

    Oh Joy – the Deadspin 2014 Why Your Team Sucks are beginning to roll in.

    When I saw this, I spit my drink back into the cup and LOL’ed so fucking hard people walking by my office thought I was mad.

    The Texans are the Juggalos of the NFL. We all like each other but everyone else wonders what the fuck we’re doing with our lives dedicating it to something so stupid.

    I once saw David Carr get two illegal forward pass penalties in the same fucking game.

    http://deadspin.com/why-your-team-sucks-2014-houston-texans-1616882079

  • GPLDAN

    MB –

    We need a score on Lindsay, Blake Bortles SO:

    http://tinyurl.com/m288z2e

  • For your consideration….

    “I hate having to answer questions about a preseason game,” said Adrian Wilson. “It’s my 14th year.”

    Time waits for no man my man.
    — Waffle

    • CanadaBear

      Totally agree but I think AW makes a few plays this Friday. Can’t wait to see if he still has something.

    • Big Mike

      He came off like a jerk. Of course you have something to prove. So does every man out there.

      • For your consideration….

        I hope he goes out there and shows why he belongs. that would be awesome.

  • Cormonster

    Happy Hiroshima day everyone! 69 years ago today.

    • SC Dave

      Laurie and I were married 6 August; would have been 31 years today.

      I mention it because really good friends of ours were married on 4 August the next year and we both used to get confused on our wedding day for a couple of years.

      About year three or so, it struck me how to remember it. We were married on Hiroshima Day. A piece of cake for us both ever after. 🙂

      • Cormonster

        I took my 1st breathe on the 25th anniversary of Hiroshima Day. I became a teenager on your wedding day. I bet you had a sweet tux on that day!

        • NewBearInTown

          Happy Birthday!

        • Cormonster

          Laurie had great pitch. Who are some musicians that she liked?

          • SC Dave

            Wow… where to start… in no particular order, genre, or role…

            Deborah Harry*
            Rene Fleming*
            Steven Sondheim
            The Beatles*
            Glen Miller
            Chanticleer*
            W.A. Mozart
            Carol Carpenter*
            Maria Callas*
            Muddy Waters
            Paul Hindemith
            Bonnie Raitt*
            Everly Brothers*
            Andrew Lloyd Weber

            I could go on, but I’m assuming you meant singers. So I went back and marked them with the asterisks… Thanks for asking, Corm.

          • Cormonster

            So do you sing in an A Capella Choir?

        • Happy Hiroshima Bday?

      • MB30SD

        celebrate the memories my maings. Sad fyl.

        • SC Dave

          Thanks man. Have done, will do. And it’s always okay to remind me.

      • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

        My wife’s and my anniversary was yesterday, Dave.

        • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

          I guess it’s not so weird. Everyone gets married in the summer. Hang in there brother.

        • MB30SD

          Congratulations my doctor

    • AlbertInTucson

      My late father had already taken the Army’s “All Expenses Paid Tour of New Guinea and The Philipines”. I know he never regretted that “Fat Man & Little Boy” canceled the planned Japan leg of that tour.

      • SC Dave

        Impossible to blame all those that thanked Truman for making the call. My opinion is that the sacrifice of the peple of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was far from being in vain. Not only were far higher death tolls from an American invasion of the home islands avoided, but the world was exposed to the horrific nature of the new weapons.

        I have always thought that John Hersey’s book chronicling the tragedy of Hiroshima was an important part of why the ludicrous megatons of the Cold War never produced their hell on earth.

        Track 2 on the player here always affects me … 1000 Candles, 1000 Cranes
        http://www.smallpotatoesmusic.com/

        • CanadaBear

          Was always amazed they had to drop the second one. You would have thought the first one would have sent the msg.

          • Jokey

            Wasn’t the second bomb dropped the next morning? Maybe another day of holy-shit sink-in time would have helped.

          • Cormonster

            2nd one was dropped on August 9. It took the Japanese about 3 more weeks to surrender.

          • SC Dave

            Hirohito announced the intent of Japan to surrender in a radio broadcast on 15 August 1945 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyokuon-h%C5%8Ds%C5%8D)
            The paperwork was signed on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on 02 September.

          • AlbertInTucson

            And there were STILL fanatics who were trying to stop that broadcast right up until the moment it aired and wanted to keep on fighting.

            My Dad thought Hirohito should never have been allowed to keep his title.

  • For your consideration….

    Jeff, I’ve always been amused by Martellus Bennett. Not because he acts goofy but because you can obviously tell he is a very angry guy. Anger oozes out of this guy. As long as he keeps it on the field for the most part things will be ok. It’s when he has the audacity to attack a teammate like Fuller and then really go after a team leader in Brandon Marshall which was the main reason for the suspension that action is needed. That is why the GM and HC acted so fast.

    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      It’s crazy to hear you guys say these things about Martellus. Everything I’ve seen on the guy is a funny dude who does crazy art and makes children books. What have you seen that makes you think anger oozes from him? It’s very contrary to what I’ve seen.

      • MB30SD
        • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

          I mean besides this incident.

          • MB30SD

            I know. Hee hee

            I feel the same. He always seems like a total goofy jokester, and I always LOVE his interviews. they always crack me the fuck up. he’s hilarious

          • For your consideration….

            the guy brings up race in almost every extended interview or appearance, he takes every opportunity to let people know how violent he is and actually said that people view him as a clown and funny guy but he’s actually quite different. Then add in all of the fights, tension, disregard of team culture and coach’s philosophy…..

          • For your consideration….

            with that being said, i don’t really care as long as the guy catches 65 for 700

          • CanadaBear

            Imagine how good he can be if he ever finds an inner peace and becomes a team first player. I’m not trying to be all touchy/feely If he can harness the inner demon, the focus will be much better. BMarsh is the perfect example. I know Trest is an odd duck but if he gets everyone rowing in the same direction, we’ve got a shot.

          • Frank Schoenburg

            Neither do I.

  • MB30SD
    • DocNitty(BallsStillOrnamental)

      Good read.

      • GPLDAN

        I do think they treated the Eric Kramer big year as if it didn’t exist. That was a big O. But clearly the focus was on the now.

    • SC Dave

      Good post… a worthy read

  • MB30SD

    Here you go yonny. if a pig can do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgQPyU3J0P0

    I’ve gone on record saying I don’t get the pig pet thing, but I have to admit the noises that thing made cracked me up.

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD
    • NewBearInTown

      It means “I don’t care how many of you bloggers and beat writers are starved for stories, I’m not telling you what’s going on in the locker room.”

      • AlbertInTucson

        Jim Mora, Sr: “You THINK you know, but you don’t.”

  • GPLDAN
    • AlbertInTucson

      Sorry, I can’t make it and please don’t call me weird.

  • For your consideration….

    Jeff, regarding your tweet. You know better than to try to tie up wacky interviews with Bennett in year one to blatantly disregarding the team culture, showing up the organization and coach, fighting with multiple team members, disrespecting a team leader, etc. That is not weird, quirky behavior, it’s just poisonous.

    • True. There’s a difference between “non-sense” like calling yourself Martysaurus Rex and continually getting into fights, culminating in body slamming a 1st round rookie for making a clean play.

  • GPLDAN

    Wilson link, hops paywall

    http://trib.in/1oesNz1

    Fine Adrian. The press will shut up and you just play.

  • GPLDAN

    The Big Island just had a 4.5 earthquake.

    So, within 36 hours, Hawaii is going to have: an earthquake and two successive hurricanes hit.

    I think that Honolulu should get the Jags from Jacksonville as a consolation prize for this.

  • GPLDAN

    Biggsy Afternoon Cocktail

    http://tinyurl.com/o724hjy

    • Cormonster

      Sobelman’s is awesome. Great burgers. I love going there when I am in Milwaukee. Over the top service.

  • MB30SD

    BAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jarettwieselman/lifetime-saved-by-the-bell-movie-footage

    The new gossler is such a little dbag.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Open Twitter question. What do you, as a Bears fan, hope to see during Bears 1st preseason game tomorrow night?”

    Besides the obvious “Nobody getting hurt or coming up lame” I’d like to see the #1 offense produce a couple of first downs in the opening series (which is all I expect them to play) and for the #1 defense NOT to make Sammie Watkins an instant star.

    • Trac

      I’d like to see some depth on D. Please.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Dear Tiger Woods: Your body is sending you a message. Stop ignoring it. Stop kidding yourself. 114 guys shot better rounds than you today. The only chance you have to come back to anything approaching Championship Form is to stop playing for the rest of the year and heal which, I would bet, is what your doctors have been telling you for months.

    • Shady

      I still think it’s as much mental as it is physical. He needs to find his “Happy Place” again.

      • AlbertInTucson

        I completely disagree.

        It’s physical.

        Knee surgeries, broken leg, back surgery. They have taken a huge toll.

        That “Happy Place” that propelled him to 14 major championships just no longer exists.

        What IS mental is that he thinks he can just WILL his body back into the red hot Tiger Woods of those times.

        • SC Dave

          I think of nicklaus asking if woods should do it first before everyone crowned him #1 in majors and it makes me smile.

          Like the mcilroy talk now

          • Shady

            Nicklaus crowned Tiger himself, and recently did the same with Rory. Speaking of which, where the hell is Crown?

        • AlbertInTucson

          I find his trying to play through these physical ailments just part of the arrogance that makes him so easy to dislike.

      • MB30SD

        You mean like in 5-10 high end call girls?

        • Shady

          Plus 3 pornstars, 2 big city socialites and a small town waitress serving up blumpkins.

          • GPLDAN

            #blumpkins

  • MB30SD

    Hey Jeff, answer to your open twitter question.

    there is only one good answer… no injuries.

    • Trac

      I’d like to see Aaron Rogers bend over, put his head between his legs and kiss his own arse.

  • MB30SD

    here you go $.

    Newman turns 59 today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zG_PN31YJU

  • everyone, keep an eye on safeties! even the scrubs in the 4rth quarter. Report back this weekend.

  • GPLDAN

    3 Things from tomorrow’s game:

    1. Chairman Kaga says: Which QB will reign supreme? Because only can one can stay. Like when Heath Ledger’s joker breaks the pool cue in half.

    2. The RB depth chart. Expect that what we have now is dis-information. I expect a shake up as well as some shake and bake.

    3. Wilson. He will either bring some poor Eagle hopeful to the woodshed, or he will be packing his Samsonite with a free Tony Robbins tape on the way home. All the safeties should get a long look tomorrow.

    • I too am looking forward to the RBs. It’s kinda my thing (which doubles for FF too).

      The white hope, Lynch
      Some scrapper named Draughn
      The blog fav, Ford
      The meh rook Carey (maybe he’s a gamer?)
      And Senorise, who to me looked VERY intriguing on tape.

      Forte should get 5 snaps, tops, just enough to get hit a bit, and that’s it.

  • Follow up on GPs cotails…

    1. Who will make me say, “Yeah. That’s our returner.” Anyone? Bueller?
    2. Is any TE behind Bennett even remotely reliable? Upside?
    3. Which LB will look really lost, and make us shake our head
    4. Who will look better – Sutton or Ego (At their respective assignments)?

    • GPLDAN

      The lost white middle linebacker of the 4th Quarter, a Chicago football preseason staple, a rite of passage like breaking into Shakespearean theater by playing Rosencrantz or Gildenstern, will be played this year by Jordan Senn.

      Guy keeps his life out on his facebook page. Dude has been cut from the Panthers like 5 times. He is the ultimate chin-up kinda guy, just scrappin in there for his shot at the show like a football Bull Durham.

    • MB30SD

      1. Williams
      2. No
      3. Cd
      4. Sutton

      You’re welcome.

  • An old friend of mine just contacted me a few days ago. He’s a huge 9er fans, but I try not to hold that against him too much.
    Anyways, he asked, “So, you still pick up on chicks by telling them they look like Nick Nolte?”

    Duuuuuudee. I totally forgot about that. Once we were at a bar, and I blurted out to this girl that she looks like Nick Nolte. My friend said, “Sad part is, she did.”

    Still. Total jerk move.

    Cocaine’s a helluva drug…

    • Shady

      Total dick move.

    • MB30SD

      Awesome

    • Trac

      I don’t know which is worse, picking up a chick that was a dead ringer for Nolte or recounting that story with absolutely no remorse.

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