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Thoughts Entering the supposedly important Third Preseason Game

| August 22nd, 2014

I’ve already written about the importance — or lack of importance — of tonight’s game in the grand scheme of things, but there are a few things that are worth watching:

  •  If, when and how long does Santonio Holmes play? Are they going to throw him in with the starters as the third receiver right away? Does he still have to beat Josh Morgan out? Then, of course, how does he look? Will we see some of the explosiveness he showed early last season or in his days with the Steelers? Holmes has a chance to be a big part of what the Bears do this season. The Bears need to find out if he’s up to the challenge as soon as possible.

  • Welcome back Chris Conte. OK, so there won’t be a parade and likely nobody wearing his jersey, but the fact of the matter is he may be the best the Bears have. This isn’t as much a compliment to Conte as it is an indictment of the other guys. Conte was terrible in 2013, but he was OK in 2012. Maybe OK isn’t what you’re looking for, but it was good enough to help the Bears have one of the best defenses in the entire league that season. And his performance in 2012 — maybe even 2011 too — is better than any of the other Bears have had, outside of 75-year-old Adrian Wilson.
  • Can any of these rookies play? Yes, it’s too early to make determinations about what kind of careers anyone in the 2014 rookie class will have, but the Bears’ rookies have been particularly underwhelming. Outside of first-round pick Kyle Fuller (who won’t play tonight, but everyone seems to agree is a keeper), the three best rookies have been CFL product Michael Ola, seventh-round tackle Charles Leno Jr. and, of course, Mega Punt himself, Pat O’Donnell. Obviously, it’s too early to close the book on any of the other guys, but it would be nice to see something to get excited about.
  • Will the Bears be fine with Ola at right tackle to begin the season? We haven’t seen last year’s starter Jordan Mills yet this preseason (although he has returned to practice) and his backup Eben Britton has also been injured. There’s a decent chance that Ola will be the right tackle when the Bears start the season. Even if he isn’t, it’s likely that he’ll play at some point as Mills’ foot is officially a big question mark. Cutler was very complimentary of Ola when he met with the media this week, but looking good against the Jaguars and looking good against either the Seahawks or the Week 1 opponent Bills is a different story. Buffalo gets after the quarterback, the Bears have to keep their protected, especially with his injury history.
  • Who’s gonna back up Cutler? It seemed Jimmy Clausen had the edge, but Trestman said earlier this week that it will be Jordan Palmer who relieves Cutler tonight. Clausen has more talent, but Palmer is essentially a coach on the field. Is it possible that they both make the team and David Fales ends up on the practice squad?
  • Can someone take control of the return game? Micheal Spurlock (not to be confused with Morgan Spurlock) is getting the first crack. I’m most interested to see Chris Williams, a legendary return man in the CFL. They can’t be worse than Eric Weems was, which raises the question: Why the hell did Weems get so many chances last week? Regardless, it’ll be someone else’s job.

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  • CanadaBear

    Man you’re a posting machine! Thanks for all your work.

    • SC Dave

      Oh, are we going to fire Jefe?

      • CanadaBear

        Nothing against Jeff. Andy has been on it all week. It’s a nice change.

        • bearsfantillend

          yeah but i miss the drunken poeticness of Jeffs writing

  • GPLDAN

    What is the story on De La Puente and his knee?

    Andrew – will we be getting a game thread as well? You are the man. Is there a chat room?

    • MB30SD

      Nice ask. Actually both.

    • Andrew Dannehy

      Thanks.
      Haven’t heard anything on DLP.
      No game thread, but I will be doing the post game thoughts.

  • For your consideration….

    “Everyone makes “dress rehearsal” argument while ignoring historical record: no correlation btw success in 3rd presea game and reg season.”
    Mannelly was a 15+yr vet and he said it my man, not “everyone”. Also, he didn’t say the outcome of the 3rd game had any correlation of the outcomes of the reg season. He stated yesterday with Matt Forte on the radio that the preseason games are for the individual’s to work on what they need to work on to make the team, improve for the season ,etc.
    Today Mannelly made the dress rehearsal argument and you know god damn well i’m taking the word of a professional athlete like Mannelly over a fucking blogger. Fuck.

    • GPLDAN

      you know god damn well i’m taking the word of a professional athlete like Mannelly over a blogger. Fuck.

      Rockets away!

      • MB30SD

        they didn’t really have rockets back then did they? It was either bullets, bombs, or torpedoes? right?

        Also, no fucking sound?!? god the technology was shitty back then (hee hee)

        • GPLDAN

          A Stuka had 20mm cannon for tank busting. Those are tracers.

          • MB30SD

            Mmmm… still bullets… but they’ll do

        • SC Dave

          The USA certainly used rockets on P47s and I think P51s also. As far as the Luftwaffe goes, this may be of interest…

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R4M_rocket

          • GPLDAN

            The Jug had quad .50 cals. The American pilot would try and shoot the engine grill or sometimes Tigers and other Panzers carried gas in barrels on the back of the tank and they’d go for that, or hope for a round inside an open hatch.

            While they probably couldn’t penetrate the main armor, imagine taking eight 50 cals on mounts and firing into tank treads. Something gonna bust.

            Here’s actual footage of a Jug making a run on a Tiger. It doesn’t look like big damage, but I doubt the crew escaped unscathed

          • MB30SD

            That was cool. That first strife was so inaccurate. Crazy.

          • SC Dave

            I remember building models as a kid in tbe 60s and us planes had rockets under the wings. … 76.2mm iirc

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          There were also drones, guided anti-ship missiles, and remote controlled anti-tank weapons.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Correction, anti-ship gilder bombs. I don’t think they had independent propulsion.
            They were, however, highly effective.

      • For your consideration….

        haha,

      • MikeBrownhadaPosse

        I heard the “pew pew pew” sound reading that.

  • MB30SD

    4th bitches!

  • MB30SD

    Welcome back Chris Conte. OK, so there won’t be a parade and likely nobody wearing his jersey, but the fact of the matter is he may be the best the Bears have. This isn’t as much a compliment to Conte as it is an indictment of the other guys. Conte was terrible in 2013, but he was OK in 2012. Maybe OK isn’t what you’re looking for, but it was good enough to help the Bears have one of the best defenses in the entire league that season. And his performance in 2012 — maybe even 2011 too — is better than any of the other Bears have had, outside of 75-year-old Adrian Wilson.

    Now see Dave, this I MIGHT be able to agree with IFF conte can be his 2012 version. Problem is, I think his mente is irreparably broken at this juncture.

    • Trac

      I’m getting tired of all the wasted energy on Conte. Is Conte gonna do this, is Conte gonna do that? Enough already! The best players are gonna start, endo story.

      • It’s more than that. Conte unwittingly became the symbol for a historically painful defense.

        Conte is essentially the Berlin Wall whose very presence is offensive to many free Germans even to this day.

        • GPLDAN

          In his montage of suffering during the opening three songs, Roger Waters added footage of the 2013 Bears to the clips on The Wall tour.

          • Jeff should make a T-shirt out of that:

            Conte, the Berlin Wall of Bearsdom.

            Though I still like “Rolling around the pitch like an asshole since 2006”

    • SC Dave

      Agree totally… if you look back, you will see that i have consistently stated that if we can get the 2012 conte back, it would be good enough until fixing the dline lets us upgrade. And also that i questioned whether his confidence had been too ruined to come back. But *just maybe*, if the fans got off his ass, it might help.

      Why do bears fans choose to so hate players?
      I get hating Angelo, but…

      • MB30SD

        It’s not bears fans Dave, it’s every rabid NFL fan. We ALL want the best for our teams.

        And conte can VERY easily get the fans off his ass… he just has to be good. Period. Shut them all up with good angles, good tackling, INTs, pass defenses, etc….

        the problem is, that he didn’t get into this position because of that one play… it was the entire year of the same. So in effect, you’re rooting for a guy to transcend his own talent and capability ceiling… which is literally impossible,

        • SC Dave

          I’m just rooting for him to do what he did in 2012. Before you, or anyone else, was bitching about bad angles, and other than one play vs ap (who has made a career every bit or more impressive than Walter Payton of making people miss tackles) for missing tackles.

          • MB30SD

            oh no no no… that’ not fair.

            I didn’t liked him in the second half of his first year. He showed tendencies from way back then.

            I saw bad angles and poor tackling from his first game. The fact that we had a heave Dline, 2 PB/HOF LBs AND corners… and they played him 30 yards off the ball almost every snap was just more proof that he needs massive help just to be average.

            I’m not a fairweather hater. I have zero reason to dislike the guy other than what I’ve seen on the field.

    • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

      The only thing I agree with Dave is “better than any of the other Bears have had, outside of 75-year-old Adrian Wilson”. that asshole won´t sit Vereen even bribing Tucker.

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    Weems got so many chances because he was the Bears best ST in coverage. They wanted to see if he could at least become decent in returns or as a 3rd-4th WR. It’s fair to give him his shots.
    I think Sutton, Ferguson and Vereen did well in those 2 preseason games. Solid, sound, without glaring mistakes. It’s what you want from them. They are not starters yet so they don’t have to set the world on fire. Just do your job. We need good long term players, not one that makes a flashy play and becomes the new idol of every Bear fan. Less hype, thank you.
    PS: Jeff is gonna hate you for your posts. Now there’s pressure on him to write 2 a day. Hah.

    • Trac

      Jeff could write threads in his sleep. In fact , I think that’s exactly what he does. Hee hee.

  • GPLDAN

    Who ran the FF Team “Sharply Trestman” last year? Initials are DM.

    I went 10-3 and lost to the guy who was 11-2. That was a very well run team, with some prescient mid-season trades.

    • Shady

      DYL. Wonder what he’s up to.

      • MB30SD

        i like that kid

    • I see someone is doing their home work. Mmmm quite.

      • I almost feel like making another league cuz there’s going to be a lot of DBBers who are going to be left out.

        Doc, WillieGault, DYL, Tobi, Irish, Crown, Data…

        • Shady

          Do it, we’ve always had at least 2 leagues. No auction though.

          • I think we’ll siphon them to NBIT’s. He has like 9 slots left. That’s more than enough room for some of the MIAs.

            Also, would love to get the Barbarian into one of the leagues. Do they have FF in Romania?

  • Welcome to O’Donnell and Dannehy Auto Parts, would you prefer the fuzzy dice, or the dashboard hula-dancer?

    • GPLDAN

      This week is Pontiac Week. Free Playboy bunny air fresheners for all Pontiacs.

      • Cormonster

        I used to have one of those air fresheners in my sports car! A Dodge Omni O24 hatchback with the fin in back and all.

        • CanadaBear

          Swinger!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oh, I can close the book on a rookie. I’m closing the book on Carey. In the voice of Mickey, “He’s a bum!”

    I’d rather roll with Draughn and Peryy/Lynch.

  • If Fales ends up on the PS, how is that any better than Martz drafting Enderle and LeFever? Another wasted pick.

    • For your consideration….

      agreed. Drafting a quarterback in the 6th rd is pissing away a pick and I ranted as such on draft day and after. There are so many guys with NFL experience that are older and wiser and can step in easier than a rookie. If you aren’t picking a QB in the first 2 to 3 rounds, don’t fucking pick one. Who do you want as your backup, guys like Clausen or Palmer? Or do you want unknown kids with no experience like Fales?

      • SC Dave

        Ask the Patriots about wasting a 6th on a QB

        • For your consideration….

          Tom Brady is a Hall of Famer that has been in the same basic system his entire career and whose story will be told forever…..HIS STORY. The reason why his story is so special is because it never happens like that and everyone knows it.
          For every tom Brady there are dozens and dozens and dozens an dozens and dozens of Nathan Enderle’s, David Fales, Dan the Favors, etc. Picking a QB in the 6th rd as a project is a myth. You don’t develop average dudes and they become Brady. They were Brady the whole fucking time and you put them in the game with the right pieces.

          • SC Dave

            And yet no one knew. Just as we dont know about Fales

          • For your consideration….

            Brady was captain awesome in college. The NFL is the grapes of wrath. There are guys that have NFL experience and are just waiting for a shot and they will play for nothing (comparatively speaking). There is no need to man the most important position on the field with a kid out of college unless that kid is a revelation.

          • SC Dave

            If brady was considered so good, why did he last until round 6?

          • He never sucked enough to land on the practice squad though.
            If Fales ends up on the PS, I’m not sure he lasts there as some team will be intrigued by a Trestman pick.
            So basically, we just gave away a 6th round pick to another team (possibly the Pack).

          • SC Dave

            This i accept as an objection

      • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

        or ask patriots when they draft Brady…

    • GPLDAN

      +1.

      This taking of the QB that will inevitably be lost to a vet with a pick that you could have used for some nice SEC 6th round corner from LSU that had a shot to DO something, makes no sense.

      It’s as if the Bears, not having had a franchise QB for 20 years, do not know how to adjust.

    • We could have used the Fales pick, along with Carey’s and Vereen’s to move up and try to get a REAL safety, or a REAL LB.

      FML.

      • GPLDAN

        Or bundled them and sent them to the Rams for the spot they used to take Aaron Donald.

        • Fuck. Thanks for depressing me, GP. We would have had to hop the Rams, but the Gmen would have taken that deal to fall back merely two spots.

  • SC Dave

    Ask New England about wasting a 6th on a QB.

    Smfh

  • SC Dave

    Debating on whether or not i will be pathetic enough to stay up until 2 am for preseason shit

    • For your consideration….

      Dave, i’ll be up with a quality craft beer in my hand knowing I have to wake up early with a list of home improvement projects and I expect you to do the same.

      • SC Dave

        I would commit instantly had i a television. ibut i dont

        • Shady

          I’m sure a blog brethren could introduce you to some pirates.

          • GPLDAN

            Irish was the master of the slingbox IP under some 3rd world dictator’s desk somewhere. I think Irish bought TV from a Nigerian ring using bitcoin.

          • SC Dave

            ARRRGH!! Shiver me timbers!

          • MB30SD

            Got me curious. Interesting, no?

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

            The phrase is based on real nautical slang and is a reference to the timbers, which are the wooden support frames of a sailing ship. In heavy seas, ships would be lifted up and pounded down so hard as to “shiver” the timbers, startling the sailors.

      • MB30SD

        Maybe a little BB&B after?

    • Someone using my profile will post pirate links.
      Damn hackers.

      • Cormonster

        No first row sports though. I got a bunch of junk on my computer after trying to use that site one time.

        • As long as you don’t “Download etc”, you might be OK. Though a lot of them are bunk.

          • Cormonster

            That was my mistake. I had to call my albino friend to clean up my computer after downloading shit to get the link to work. Lesson learned.

        • SC Dave

          Firstrow is spam/ junkbot Mecca

  • MB30SD

    Here you go canada: http://www.mandatory.com/2014/08/22/11-very-funny-photos-of-people-falling-off-bikes/

    Check out the tire mash on the sprint… looks like he hit a quicksand bog. hahahaha

    • CanadaBear

      Hard to imagine the torque on that wheel to do that! I felt sorry for that little kid on the BMX bike. He was leading with his chin coming off that wall.

      • MB30SD

        hahaha… yeah. hard lesson to learn (literally)

      • Cormonster

        My brother had a terrible wreck on his BMX bike when he was 16. Him and his friends were pedaling as fast as they could down a steep hill when his chain slipped. The scabs were huge and odd. The middle of his forehead, his nose, a Hitler mustache scab, his entire chin (still can see the damage), and his neck along the Adam’s Apple. Half of his two front teeth lost just after getting braces off. He was a trooper though. He stopped in after work the next day do drink beer and smoke weed with the rest of the underage grounds crew at the Country Club where we worked (our bosses motto was, “if your old enough to work, your old enough to get drunk and stoned after work”)

  • MB30SD
  • FF Alert I’m updating cuz the draft is only a week away, so OSO, Frank, send me your Emails to invite you to the league. There’s only two spots left (assuming Trac got his invite).

    I’m creating some funny ass trophies. Thus far, here are the two:

    “Sick Loss of the Week Trophy”: You SHOULD have won, but you’ve snatched defeat from the mouth of
    victory. Maybe it was that MNF last minute FG, or your rival RB going
    nuclear for 60, but you end up with an “L” and a queasy sensation in
    your gut. Hopefully you’re a little hungover to relieve the pain. [avatar of Conte]

    “TeaBagging”: You literally dipped your balls in liquid gold and teabagged your
    opponent. Total blow-out. Why he even created a line-up boggles the
    mind. The avatar is the face I imagine you made as you teabagged away.

    Congrats. Your breakfast shall consist of a blitz and a bong, or crepe
    and pipe as you bask in the glow of absolute dominance.[Avi of GoldMember]

  • MB30SD

    interesting graphic – NFL Coaches Job Security: http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/08/22/nfl-coaches-hot-seat-2014

    • SC Dave

      Cocksuckers made Trestman too small

  • MB30SD

    here’s a real NFC North review, where we’re named as the biggest threat to the fudge

    http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/08/21/nfc-north-preview-packers-bears-lions-vikings-aaron-rodgers

  • SC Dave

    Damnit…. whenever i watch the Panthers, i wish kuechly was our mlb

    • You watching the Pats-Panthers?
      All I keep hearing is “Chandler Jones”

      • SC Dave

        Only somewhat with no sound… of.jones is.wearing #58, then hell yes

        • SC Dave

          Posting on my phone sux

  • Hey, I tried Corm, but got shut down by the man. Apparently, one can’t upload pirate links to, um, bob sledding competitions. If you want, give me your email and I can send you about 4-5 links, or someone else can post them.

    • Cormonster

      I liked the link from last week. Worked great. Still got it.

  • Suh just NAILED bortles, late, more things change…

  • GPLDAN

    I’m trying to picture Black Unicorn on the Bills, and what a shit storm that would be.

  • GPLDAN

    Jefe,

    Hope Colorado is nice, but you get -87 blog points for retweeting Jay Glazer. He’s a stupid pimp and you know it.

  • Shady

    Allen, Fuller and Mills not playing tonight.

    • Allen? Ruh-roh?
      Pepp is playing for the Pack tonight. Just sayin…
      Some more Trevor Scott against real competition.

      • GPLDAN

        Allen has a bone bruise in his calf.

        • Shady

          Should make it easier to rope.

      • Shady

        Peppers looked good tonight considering it’s his 12th season.

        • Cormonster

          Yeah, he was playing with some swagger. I listened to some of the Packer pre-game show today while working and the players and coaches were raving about him. They said Capers has some special packages designed just for Peppers.

          • We’ll see how his Plantar holds up as the season progresses.

          • Cormonster

            I think part of his effort tonight was to prove to the fans that he still has something left. Most of the informed Packer fans around me are very skeptical of his value.

          • SC Dave

            Better hope he doesnt kill Cutler

          • Shady

            I bet he does.

  • Shady

    I’m not sure what happened to Schaub but he’s terrible and he’s not going to get much help in OAK. I feel like he might be a good candidate for Trestman to work with as a backup. Or he could be damaged goods.

    What are the odds of an official game thread?

    • Zero, unless Artoo/Ender comes along last minute and creates one.
      Don’t want Schaub. No way.

      • Cormonster

        Those twitter like game threads suck, unless you are spending half your time following emotional responses to every damn play (about 75%). I prefer to spend the time watching the game and digest what’s going on, then maybe reply at a commercial break.

  • Shady

    What I’m looking forward to watching most tonight will be how Cutler and Co. perform in the most difficult environment in te NFL. Bears have to play in SF early this season an this type of environment should help them prepare.

  • Nice specials

  • Attacking bostic on pass

  • Shady

    Smh Dinner.

  • Our d still. Sucks

    • And our specials

    • Shady

      Shea and Hayden are liabilities. Fuller really needs to come back healthy and strong, but he’s a rook. I think we know who Shea is at this point.

  • For your consideration….

    Bostic, Shea and Hayden yucky

  • For your consideration….

    Briggs and DJ underwhelmed as well. Young and Houston look good

  • Shady

    Jim Miller is way too intense about this preseason game. He just goes on these football jargon rants and gets himself all worked up like he’s still playing out there.

    • GPLDAN

      And he seems to have found the Burger King drive thru in his neighborhood.

      • Shady

        #Biggs-thru

  • Alshon needs to catch that. Bmarsh too dropped one

  • Shady

    Mixed bag from offense that first drive, some really good some not so good. Alshon HAD that TD, perfect throw from Cutty. Just dropped it.

  • Our d looks clueless

  • Predator!

  • DaMurph

    Briggs still looks pudgy

  • Doc Hamstring

    McCray and Mundy are not the answer.

  • For your consideration….

    McCray is not an NFL free safety

  • DaMurph

    poor tackling

  • Let’s see how stout our line is

  • Briggs looking like lach vs sea

  • SC Dave

    So much for our ‘awesome’ offense

    • Dropped passes. That’s what kills pass happy teams

      • Doc Hamstring

        Welcome to 2014. All the teams in the NFL are “pass happy teams” now.

        • Not the entire NFCW, except maybe Cards.
          I think a lot more teams are gonna copy the champs and try to power-run more.

    • GPLDAN

      Jeffery needed to make that catch.

      • Trac

        Hows our O-line performing GP?

    • Shady

      They’ve had what, one series? And should have scored a TD!

      • SC Dave

        “Should have” means nothing

        • Shady

          No it means should have.

          • SC Dave

            It also means zero points.

    • For your consideration….

      You are joking right?

  • GPLDAN

    At this point, try the Polish cleaning lady who sweeps up at Halas Hall to return kicks.

    • Shady

      Olga? Isn’t she our right tackle?

      • GPLDAN

        Boom!

        Ola. O-O-O-O-Ola.

        Walks like a woman but blocks like a man…

  • DaMurph

    Return game looks bad

  • For your consideration….

    How are specials this bad. Like a cruel cosmic joke.

    • SC Dave

      No more toub

    • Trac

      There’s going to be some pissed off Bears fans this year if the only side of the ball that works is the O.

  • Almost all the Seahawks offense have come off Wilson extending the play.
    Our Dline is getting good penetration, but leaving big holes for Wilson to run through and pass.
    I think they’ll do better with containment when they gel as a unit .
    Wilson extending the play is exposing our second and third level.

    • GPLDAN

      +1

    • beninnorcal

      Way to stay positive. I agree, he’s kept each drive alive by the skin of his teeth. Always scrambling and always has an outlet/dump-off that no one is covering like a Harvin.

  • SC Dave

    Nfl network sucks smegma laden cock… no bear here until 11 edt. Fucking starters will be done by then…. later gang… phone outta power

    • For your consideration….

      Lol, you mean to tell me you’re talking shit and not even watching the game? Outlandish

      • Trac

        MB does it all the time. lol

      • SC Dave

        They had “peek” stuff on another channel, but it was a handful of plays where our offense looked weak,

  • For your consideration….

    Shea goddamnit

  • GPLDAN

    Well it sure as shit wasn’t Conte’s fault

    #outmatched

  • Mundy got dinged up. I may have to revert to my FF name of “NoSafetyDance”

    Conte unloading months of humiliation. Glad his shoulder held up.

  • We need to move Bostic to Will, play Shea at MLB, and Greene to Sam. IF only for this game.
    We need to get more athletic out there.

  • Trac

    I will be drafting Russell Wilson and Steven Hauschka Butch.

  • For your consideration….

    Watching McCray is frustrating.

  • Mulligan gets no mulligan.

  • For your consideration….

    Mulligan c’mon buddy hold a block for a second and that bootleg is wide open

  • Shady

    Not good when your blocking TE can’t block.

    #packyourshit

  • For your consideration….

    Ola embarrassed on that play. They rushed 3 as if they rushed 11

  • GPLDAN

    At O’Donnell and Dennehey Auto, we can save your runaway…. car.

  • Carey can’t run, and apparently he can’t block either even though Cutler pointed out exactly who he should block

    #bum

    • FantuzPhysics

      It wasn’t just him.

      • I don’t think Carey even got a hand on anyone. At least lay down and make them jump over you, like a human speed bump.

        • Shady

          I’m pretty sure that was Ego Ferguson’s nickname at LSU.

          #humanspeedbump
          #FFteamnames

    • GPLDAN

      Slow bum

  • Trac

    So far the 3rd preseason game doesn’t mean jack. Trestmans playing rope a dope. he he

  • For your consideration….

    Shea fell for it fucking again, unbelievable

    • GPLDAN

      The thumb trick.

      • Shady

        Got your nose!

  • EnderWiggin

    So, our punter should be doing our returns?

  • beninnorcal

    Nice save by Odonnell

  • For your consideration….

    How does Shea mcclellin fall for bootlegs every single fucking time?

  • FantuzPhysics

    This game looks too easy for the Seattle

  • Shady

    Fiamatta done. Another hammy.

  • Shady

    Nice catch Marty! I was wondering if he was in there.

    • Those passes are unstoppable. Cutty’s looking sharp. Just uncharacteristic drops have stalled two drives.

  • Boon

    To that guy who hates Conte – he’s the only freaken Bear earning his jersey out there!

  • Good test for our run.

  • bearsfantillend

    where was the interference on the play before the INT?

    • It was on Bmarsh. It was B.S.

      • For your consideration….

        4 yards down the field. Unreal

        • GPLDAN

          That was a terrible call. I hope that’s not the new rule.

          • For your consideration….

            that was really bad. The refs are now like the 3rd team on the field impacting the game.

  • There’s that PI on the top of the WR route I was talking about. B.S.

  • beninnorcal

    Preseason

  • Shady

    Hey, at least it’s preseason.

    #realitycheck

    • Trac

      Yup. The Bears need to continue to hide their playbook. We are going to kick some big time ass this year. Can’t wait.

      • bearsfantillend

        at least the playbook they are hiding isn’t designed by Turner, Martz, or Tice

  • beninnorcal

    This game is stupid, love how it’s a sellout crowd and the fans/Sea-pigeons are acting like it’s the NFC championship.

    • bearsfantillend

      give their fans a break they are all high. most of them don’t know what they are cheering for anyway

  • Glad we’re getting embarrassed. Wake up call. That’s why I thought it was an ideal match-up.

    • GPLDAN

      Chicago media are going to torch the Bears

      • They should. The Bears are getting spanked. Hope they roast Tucker, that way he’ll be gone by next season.

  • Summary. Our specials sucks. Too bad we can’t fire Camel.
    Our D looks lost. They flash, but overall, as a unit, they look like a rookie.
    Maybe it’s learning the new system, or maybe it’s Tucker (have a sneaking suspicion it’s the latter).
    Our O is ok. Just dropped passes, offsides, miscommunication has killed drives.
    We still can’t run unless it’s a pitch, but I’m tired of beating that horse.

    • Trac

      Tucker ain’t the guy. I just don’t see it.

    • GPLDAN

      Does CryptKeeper get angry? He should.

    • For your consideration….

      It feels like we are more dangerous from the 20 than the half yard line
      why not spread out the D and then try to run? Why bunch?

      • I think in this game we were trying to see if we actually could run inside the tackles. We saw what happened.
        Doubt we do that when it counts. We’ll revert to pussy-ball, gadget playes, fake reverse, spread to throw it two inches, much like the Lions a few years back.

        • GPLDAN

          Somebody call Christian Okeye. We need some Nigerian Nightmare,

    • And now you guys know why I wanted a true power back in the draft. To combat teams like this in hostile environments. I said it months ago on my to-do list. We’re going to be playing SEA or SF in the playoffs, maybe at their place, and we’re going to be toast if our D still sucks balls and we can’t control the clock.

      • GPLDAN

        Kadeem Carey ain’t shit. In short yardage they went to Draugon. And he sucked.

        • I was hoping for Perry or even Lynch, see what they have against the 1s.

          • GPLDAN

            Lynch would have been interesting.

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    The new D looks nice. I like it. One weakness of this D are the bootlegs. That’s a problem. Other than that the D looks like there is potential. My bet is on a 5DBs base D at some point.
    The Offense should be more dominant this year because Cutler and the OLine look better and there’s more depth.
    The ST are a huge weakness.They will be very, very bad.

    PS: This Bears Network are pure crap. I can’t remember such a shitty program… no replays, lost snaps, 100 ads ad breaks. Fucking depressing watching a game like this.

    • Trac

      I cant watch this game but I can see the score. What is the Bears D doing that makes you think our D will be good?

      • They must have a bizzarro feed in Romania. Our D is getting teabagged.
        However, like I mentioned earlier, it’s mostly on Wilson extending the plays.

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        play man, blitz, move the S around.

    • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

      I don´t catch you on, it´s preseason I get it, but I´m afraid of LB´s Briggs and DJ are starting to looking old and Shea & Bostic are clueless in some plays… the offensive side Ola is an average at best.. Mills´s injury will be a concern as time goes… hope can start against Bills

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        I’m talking about the scheme and how it projects in real games down the road. It’s a process.

        • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

          scheme could be right, but performance is the issue right now.

          • Barb UMihai Mar

            The ST performance is the issue right now… the D looks ok. Better than I thought it’s going to be.

  • GPLDAN

    Seattle 3rd down conversions: 7/7

  • GPLDAN

    Cutler pulled early. Trestman has seen enough and Carroll and company are such penis breaths that they will blitz him hard.

    — Update: Kind of like they just put Palmer on his ass.

  • GPLDAN

    Fuck me… the ONE thing Carey is supposed to be good at: screen pass back. And he falls down when the wind blows on him.

    Fuck him and his RichRod program.

  • Carey misses another blitz.
    #bumwastedpick

    • GPLDAN

      Time to give Ford another look.

      • You think Trest/Emery will have the balls to release Carey?

        • GPLDAN

          Shae is staying. Let’s be honest.

          If Emery wants to save face, the practice squad now holds 10 guys.

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      ahhhhahaha. That’s so stupid. 3 guys sack Palmer at the same time. It’s carey’s fault. Hahahhah

  • I tell you what, when Bostic hits you, you go down.

    • GPLDAN

      See how McCellin can close down like that? That’s his strength.

      • Yeah, like I said, when he’s unblocked, he’s a beast lol
        And Bostic should have picked up that screen SMH

  • For your consideration….

    Is anyone still disgusted by the offensive PI on Marshall somehow?

    • GPLDAN

      Not as much as that non-tackle by Conte.

      • For your consideration….

        I think he tweaked his shoulder again

        • Shady

          Concussed.

          • MB30SD

            Concussed at birth?

          • Shady

            How does Emery pass on Pryor AND Clinton-Dix?

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    and Conte still can´t tackle even for his life….

  • Will we see the SEA punter tonight? Need to know for the FF league.

  • GPLDAN

    Even Robbie can’t get us a point.

    #bad

  • Fade to black by half time. Record?

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    at least Mcmannis would make the team, bye, bye Hayden.

  • For your consideration….

    I know it sounds weird but i have no fear about the offense this year. Alshon catches that ball almost every time and that is a 40yd TD right there. Offensive Pass Interference 4yds down the field in the endzone while Marshall and Sherman are locked up? Really ref? Negating a TD pass to Rosario?

    There were 2 sacks i think. Some RT from Canada got beat almost instantaneously like Carimi in SF and some dumb penalties.

    The D against a non mobile Russell Wilson has a much better game. WIlson running around then dumping it off put a glaring spotlight on how slow Briggs is, how bad Shea is at LB and how big of a non factor McCray is. i’ll summarize tomorrow, i’m out.

    The specials are putrid. Even Robbie missed a chip shot. Bad.

    • Russel running around even gives SF studly LBs fits.
      Our LBs had NO chance without a decent DISCIPLINED pass rush that contained.

  • Greene missed a tackle, badly.
    Shea looking ok, though very inconsistent.
    They’re rushing him a lot, and he seems to have a knack for timing and pursuit.

    • For your consideration….

      Shea could not have played worse in the first half. He fell for the bootleg and playaction every single time as i predicted.

      • He looks horrible on bootlegs, this is true.
        But he’s flashed at other times. Our LB core, including DJ and Briggs, have just too many weaknesses. It’s like Wizard of OZ. One’s too slow, one’s can’t play zone, the other can’t tackle, etc

        • GPLDAN

          THere’s no place like home… there’s no place like home.

  • GPLDAN

    Mastrud and Mulligan.

    Sounds like the ambulance chasers across the street from O’Donnell and Dennehey Auto.

    These are not good quality TEs

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    Palmer running for his life each play… too difficult to lead a team..

  • GPLDAN

    Oh yay, Christian Jones time…

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    Mosley….could be playing here…;(

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    did that moron just say that Willie Young played not very good ? Fuck me !!!

  • Shady

    Anybody else notice the guy standing behind Trestman who looks exactly like Trestman?

  • CanadaBear

    Holy shit that was brutal. The LB’s are scary bad. Of course the safety play was bad. Conte came in all jacked and laid some wood. Of course he missed a couple of tackles and then knocked himself out. Fuck. Briggsy looked very #54-like chasing Wilson on the TD. Williams was always late. Bostic seems like a rube in the big city. Lost at every turn. CD is worse. This isn’t going to end well. The O looked OK except for the drops. Still no run game. ST’s are going to cost us a couple of games this year.

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