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FrontRowTickets.com Game Preview: Bears Head to the League’s Most Difficult Venue a Bruised Outfit

| September 25th, 2015

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THE GAME POEM

In a caffeinated city, darkened by the nimbus of perpetual rainfall

An umbrella is raised.

                      Quietly. Sadly.

As if by a man apologetic for wanting to remain unsoiled by the coming drizzle.

A NOT-SO-QUICK THOUGHT

There is a growing movement of individuals wishing for the Bears to “tank” the season to increase their draft position. This is a flimsy position. Here’s why:

  • The only position tank-worthy is the sure thing quarterback. And people don’t realize how rare those are. How many QBs in the league essentially guarantee their team will be in the playoffs/a playoff contender? 4-5? And outside of Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning, how many of those do you think were top 10 draft picks? Roethlisberger wasn’t. Brady and Rodgers weren’t. Do you believe Drew Brees or Joe Flacco or Russell Wilson is one of those guys? None of them in the top ten. (Eli Manning and Phil Rivers have proven they don’t put their team in the postseason every year.)
  • Is there a guaranteed elite quarterback in this draft? The two consensus first rounders are Cal’s Jared Goff and Michigan State’s Connor Cook. Are either organization changers? (And for me, Robert Nkemdiche is the second coming of Suh.)
  • The Bears don’t have to tank. They’re not any good. They can go out there and fight like hell every week and still not win more than 5 games. (Especially if Jimmy Clausen remains involved.)

  • There’s always a way to move up in the draft and grab the elite player. Does anybody criticize the Falcons anymore for sacrificing so much for Julio Jones? Of course not. Because he’s proven to be a great player and great players are worth multiple draft picks.

The top five pick guarantees nothing other than a less than 50/50 shot of finding an all pro player.

IRISH VIDEO OF THE WEEK

This is international rugby referee George Clancy (a friend of mine) getting absolutely housed whilst calling a match.

ANOTHER THOUGHT ON “TANKING”…

Don’t believe for one second any Bears fan who tells you they “want” the Bears to lose. They don’t. Fans who root for their team to lose are either (a) not fans or (b) doing so in order to avoid the pain they feel from losing. People, especially sports fans, are uncomfortable with feeling sad about a sporting event. So instead of watching a game and acknowledging their actual emotions, they fabricate new ones.

The Bears play the Seahawks Sunday. And if you’re a fan who will be upset should the Bears pull off the upset, I only have one question: why the fuck don’t you do something else with your Sundays?

WATCH OUT FOR TYLER LOCKETT

Here is Pete Carroll on Lockett’s week one performance:

“He’s a receiver that returns kicks, I don’t think it’s the other way around,” Carroll said. “… I would say, yeah I think I’m surprised at that much (playing time). The game called for a lot of three receivers and all that, probably didn’t come into the season thinking he would be that active, but he’s been fantastic and he’s so supremely conditioned and all. He’s just worked so hard, it’s not a big deal to him at all. So he’s kind of just a regular part of the offense now. I really think he’s a receiver that’s returning kicks. We thought of him probably, ‘we’ll figure that other part out, let’s get him to be the returner,’ and we went about it that way, and he took it over and showed us that we need to think the other way.”

I wanted the Bears to draft Lockett desperately and picked him as my non-first round offensive rookie of the year. After seeing the amount of trouble John Brown’s speed gave the Bears corners, I wouldn’t be surprised if Marshawn Lynch’s mom’s favorite offensive coordinator dials up a few deep balls for Lockett.

THREE BEARS OF INTRIGUE

  • With the Seahawks employing read-option significantly into their offense, the outside linebackers will have to stay home and protect the edge. Pernell McPhee, Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston and Willie Young will find themselves in a steady rotation and the name of the game will be discipline. (This disciplined approach will also put these guys on their heels and limit their ability to get after the quarterback.)
  • Kyle Long took some huge strides last week at right tackle but he’ll be facing the ferocious attack of a desperate defense in a building where he won’t be able to hear anything other than the deafening screams of an over-caffeinated fan base.
  • Bears need to be sturdy up the middle of their defense as they prepare to face Marshawn Lynch. That means Eddie Goldman will need to grow up Sunday afternoon and deliver the kind of space-eating performance the team requires.

STAT OF THE WEEK

It is actually three stats.

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In the gray column, the zero, is the number of sacks the Bears have registered this season. They are one of only two teams to sport a zero in that column.

The number to the left of the gray column is the number of interceptions the Bears have this year. That interception, of course, was made by Jared Allen.

The number to the right of the gray column is the opponent’s passer rating against the Bears. It is FIVE POINTS WORSE than the team ranked 31st in that category.

So as I’ve been writing since May, the Bears secondary is on pace to be historically bad.

WHY I DON’T LIKE RUSSELL WILSON (PERSONALLY)

Russell Wilson is full of shit. He’s as full of shit as those stupid motivational posters douche bag lawyers put on their office walls that feature pointless platitudes like “Winner Go the Extra Mile” with a picture of a sweaty fella running at dawn. Wilson wants to sell the fans on his perfect personality and I’ve always held the belief that you should be wary of anybody trying to sell you anything.

And if you bring up God a whole bunch when it comes to your athletic performance, there’s something wrong with you. Simple as that. You’re not all there.

GAME PREDICTION

I just can’t envision any scenario wherein the Bears win this game.

Seattle Seahawks – A Bunch of Points, Chicago Bears – Significantly Less Points

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  • Lockett and Jamison Crowder were 2 WRs I loved in this draft. Sad the Bears didn’t get either of them.

    Also would have loved Matt Jones, who went to Washington, though he went 2-3 rounds earlier than I expected.

  • A little math for the weekend: Jimmy Clausen + NFL’s worst defense + pissed-off Seattle team at home = blowout.

    Seahawks 37, Bears 10

    What’s your score prediction?

    • SC Dave

      Seattle 23, Chicago 9

    • Viva

      Bears 3
      Seahawks 17

    • Doc Hamstring

      Seattle: 41
      Chicago: 9

      Jimmy Graham and Marshawn Lynch combine for 5 TDs.

      My silver lining is that Russell Wilson gets McClellin’ed and breaks his collarbone, blames God.

      • The GP

        (Laying on turf, collarbone broken)

        Russ: Father, why hast thou forsaken me?

        Chicken Dinner: I am not your father.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Russ: Father, why hast thou forsaken me?

          Chicken Dinner: I am not your father.

          Darth Vader : I …. am your father.

          Russ: NOOOOOOOOO !

          etc.

          • MB30SD

            McClellin is still on this team?!?!?!

          • SC Dave

            He’s a starter.

          • MB30SD

            sigh

          • antityco

            And doing very well, thank you.

          • CanadaBear

            REALLY!!?!! Either you’re a new Bears fan or you never watched George, Butkus, Buffone, Singletary, Wilson, Marshall, Briggs or Urlacher. They did very well. CD, not so much.

    • Bender McLugh

      Is Jay actually out? Then 37-15, all Robbie fg

      If Jay does play, Bears win a squeaker 27-25.

      I dont think Jay plays.

    • MB30SD

      Fuck all y’all!!

      Chicago 28, Seattle 21

      (Jimmy clausen becomes the new Flynn or Kolb)

    • AlbertInTucson

      44-3. I take the TD you gave to the Bears and give it to Seattle.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    i expect the Bears to win.

    Seattle 17 Chicago 21

    Unfortunately, I also expected to win the lottery this week. So what the hell do i know.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Dude, they’re 9/1 to win outright, so get on if you feel it!

  • Dichotomous

    Last Bears game I attended, the Kordell experiment was in place, but failing, so Chris Chandler started in Seattle in Briggs/Tillman/Rex’s rookie year (Jauron’s last). Seattle won. This will be the second Bears game I attend. I’m just praying we’re not shut out. *sigh*

    • The GP

      From mediocre to basement dweller worst team

      • MB30SD

        stop that!

    • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

      I was at that game. Had a chance at the end if I recall. Need a pal to attend the game with?

  • Bender McLugh

    Kane’s accuser’s lawyer withdraws from the case, citing his client lied about the evidence bag. This is all but over now.

    • technically, said his client’s mother lied. And not about the bag itself, but about how she got it.
      Press conference today by DA should help clarify things a bit.

      • Bender McLugh

        It wasnt just the mother apparently, he also had questions of the events is what I read earlier. Yeah, that press conference should be interesting.

        • The GP

          I hadn’t considered the mother may have somehow gotten the bag illegally. That seemed really far fetched.

          This case is looney.

          • now Julie DiCaro, a Chicago reporter who has lawyer experience in DV/rape cases, is reporting some interesting new stuff from a source. Including:

            -rape kit exam of Kane accuser was cut short because of problems with equipment. Could explain lack of DNA.

            -“Friend” reluctant to testify in Kane investigation has always been reluctant to testify. She’s 19 & wasn’t supposed to be in bar

            -crime lab stated DNA in accuser’s underwear “could have been 5 years old.” (Semen, as a protein, attaches to fibers and is difficult to remove by washing)

            -Kane approached accuser at bar (she didn’t know who he was) and told her party was at his house. No party when she arrived.

            -Accuser’s texts show she repeatedly wanted to leave Kane’s residence even before alleged rape. Friend didn’t want to leave

            You can see it all on her Twitter timeline: https://twitter.com/JulieDiCaro

          • willbest

            He isn’t getting that from the police, and he sure wouldn’t be getting it from Kane or his team. Therefore, it can only be coming from the accuser’s team.

  • Irish Sweetness

    On tanking – I don’t believe that teams ever lose on purpose, no coach could ask that of his players, and they’re not built like that. But I’d rather go 3-13 than 8-8. There is nothing good about being 8-8 and you’re probably not going to the playoffs, so why not get the best shot at good players?

    Kyle’s basically playing one-handed with that ridiculous club on his hand. We know he can ball, it’s the guy to his left that’s the problem.

    Is Andrew Luck Elite? Was that just a media-hype thing? Hasn’t looked elite this season. A-rod has, because he is. Big Ben has, because he is. Elite is as elite does.

    The money is down. PIT doubled with ATL. So that means the Rams and Cowboys under Weeden are a lock.

    • BerwynBomber

      IND’s front office tanked for Luck, albeit that is a bit different than coaches and players. The latter? Who knows?

      In terms of Luck, yeah he’s off to a rocky start to put it mildly. The big thing, statistically at least, is whether his year ends up like his first two (which were a little Cutty-esque) or last year (which was Brees like). But yeah, I think it is safe to assume the guy will never be Rodgers or Brady when it comes to protecting the football.

      Also, Luck gets a bit of pass by the media simply because he gets to the post-season. Perspectives will change a bit if he doesn’t.

      • Irish Sweetness

        He’ll be fine in about 8 years :o)

        It’s a thing.

  • MB30SD
    • Irish Sweetness

      Wow, I’ve never seen a human have their widest point at the tit.

      • MB30SD

        yes, poor kid. I think he’d get killed in the NFL.

        Reminds me of one of my favorite movies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_rGfgTLonU

        • The GP

          An Andre the Giant in a sea of Superfly Snookas.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Thought you were gonna pull Lardass from Stand By Me.

          Love me some Wildcats.

          “You ugly, you ugly, my momma say you ugly!”

      • Doc Hamstring

        Then you don’t watch much porn, do you?

  • Scharfinator

    Did anyone else appreciate Vadgers making fun of Wilson’s god quotes? Gosh I hate that guy, but sometimes I think I’d like him if he didn’t suit up in green and puke yellow.

    • MB30SD

      guy’s an insufferable douchebag

      • Scharfinator

        Douchebag or asshole? Then again, that hulk hogan mustache he grew… pretty horrid.

        • MB30SD

          Both

    • BerwynBomber

      Rodgers has always struck me as less objectionable than Favre. I don’t know why. Maybe it was the country diva quality of Favre or the fact that Madden, Bradshaw, Peter King, Berman, etc., were constantly blowing him for loving the game and being a fantastic guy. Plus, that era of Cheese teams were more objectionable IMV as well: Reggie White, Chumura, Frank Winters, etc. Couldn’t stand those dudes.

      They were stocked though. Kind like the Ditka-era Bears, those Holmgren-era Cheese teams should have won more SBs than they did. Easy to forget how big of an upset that was when DEN beat them.

    • willbest

      He was just paying it back. I have no problem with that.

    • now Rodgers’ brother is taking backhanded shots at Aaron by praising Wilson for taking the high road in response to Aaron’s comments: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/09/25/jordan-rodgers-applauds-russell-wilson-for-taking-high-road/

      • Irish Sweetness

        Good for him. Having a go at someone for believing something that you can neither prove nor disprove is kinda silly. Both believers and athiests are saying that they somehow know how it all did, or did not transpire (life, the universe, and everything). That’s pretty arrogant.

        • Doc Hamstring

          I think Rodgers didn’t “have a go” at Wilson. He just said pretty much the same thing Wilson says, though obviously in an insincere way.

          I think if you’re going to play the God card, and insist that God’s plan involves how you play football, you’re opening yourself up for shots. And then if you’re shilling crap like recovery water and saying untruthful things about how it prevented a concussion, then you’re opening yourself up for even more. Believe in God? Fine. Think God favors one team or player over another? That’s problematic, but OK. Shill for BS products while you’re super-sincere about your beliefs? GTFO.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Dammit, would anyone here not have A-Rod in a Bears uni if he moved? Seeing Mac and McMichael in those uniforms … euch. We’re owed. If the Fudge ever pissed him off, there’s nowhere on Earth he’d rather be than the windy city.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Seattle Seahawks – A Bunch of Points, Chicago Bears – Significantly Less Points”

    Good call, Blogfather.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Yes, okay, that’s my score prediction, with a 15 on the Pickem’ confidence slider.

  • The GP

    Chicago Bears go
    Seattle awaits aglow
    Pain will find them soon

    • SC Dave

      Nice …

      Will our Adam Gase
      Through clever plan bring us to
      Like jimmy clasen?

    • Irish Sweetness

      An auld Irish Limerick?

      There was a young man from Seattle
      On and on about God he would prattle,
      But he said in his sleep,
      Which made his wife weep,
      That he would prefer to have sex with some cattle.

      (drains pint)

  • TheBigCheesy

    Go Bears!

  • willbest

    I know plenty of people that if you ask them about their inspiration/motivation/thoughts, they will tell you how much God means. The difference is they aren’t regularly being asked that question while having it broadcast nationally.

    The trying to sell yourself as a good person though is the exact opposite of what the Bible tells you to do. Particularly with the pretty limited circumstances in which you are allowed to divorce. So I will agree that there is definitely something to be suspicious about.

    • i mean. at least he didn’t credit god with protecting him from the concussion. even russell wilson knows that water is stronger than god.

  • willbest

    There was some chatter on this blog that the Packers loss was going to stick with them. That clearly isn’t the case. Though the Seahawks defense definitely does look out of sorts and it isn’t just being without Kam.

    • I think it is the case… it stuck with them to the point that it focused them through the offseason and they avoided the slow starts that have plagued them the 3 previous years.

      • TheBigCheesy

        The slow start thing was a tad overblown. Yes, they lost their previous three openers. But their opponents went to the NFC championship all three years (and twice they went to the super bowl). And all 3 of their week 3 losses were on the road, against playoff teams. They looked better in their 2013 road loss in SF to start that season than they looked this year at Soldier field.

        • yeah, they started 1-2 3 years in a row, with all 6 losses coming to eventual playoff teams. But they started 2-0 this year, including beating one (likely) eventual playoff team.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Ah Cheesy, we were one bad play away from maybe beating you. Clay Matthews made a great play and won it for you I think, as good as Aaron was/is. Alshon and Royal were banged up. Our new toy Kevin White is on IR … but then Jordy being out kind of cancels that. Lambeau will be interesting when the injuries mount up, you’ll finally see our good LBs in that scenario.

          • TheBigCheesy

            Your first paragraph is 50% irrelevant and 50% supports my statement.

            Your second paragraph is 150% irrelevant and I honestly don’t know what in the world you are referring to. Where does Cutler fit into any of this…especially a game of his from 2009?

          • TheBigCheesy

            Bonus points for assuming that the Bears-Packers game at Lambeau Field will be “interesting” this year.

    • BerwynBomber

      I generated a lot of that chatter and yeah thus far looks off. But I also predicted that they would not have the good fortune health-wise this year and that has already proven true as they have lost two starters (Nelson, Barrington) to season-ending injuries and one meaningful back-up (Boyd) to the same.

      Rodgers, as others have noted, automatically makes them playoff contenders but I’m still not sold on their overall team — case in point, ARI strikes me as more talented when accounting for all positions.

  • messile

    if we had cutler: seahawks 35, bears 10 (jay cutler SUCKS)
    if we use clausen: seahawks 35, bears 6 (clausen somehow sucks worse than jay)
    if we use david fales: seahawks 35, bears 3 (fales shouldn’t even be in the league)

    • the fact that people can look at this team-with above-average talent at RB and TE only and the worst defense in the NFL-and have nothing better to say than “Jay Cutler SUCKS” to explain why the team is bad is really sad.

      • BerwynBomber

        If you look around the league our O-line is above average despite the patch job on the right side.

        Also Robbie still rocks. We take that for granted but a good kicker can decide a game or two when you’re talking a good kicking game vs. a bad one. Look at DET last year.

        • I would say average. With the potential to end up better if Long settles in nicely at RT and Bushrod can get healthy and back to 2013 levels of play.
          Play calling has masked some of the pass-blocking deficiencies so far.

          • BerwynBomber

            I don’t know. There are some horrible O-lines out there. Reminiscent of what we had a few years back.

          • they’re mediocre at C, bad at RG, mediocre at RT, below-average at LT (right now), and good at LG.
            I have a hard time calling that anything more than average until/unless Long develops into a stud RT.

          • BerwynBomber

            Bushrod is not as bad as you suggest. Did you watch David Bachterria (or whatever the LT’s name is for GB) on Sunday night? Guy got beat like a red-headed stepchild most of the night, and remember, he is supposed to good.

            I also think Long is an average RT already — remember part of line play is also run-blocking. You’re comparing our guys to some ideal O-line desires (which won’t ever happen) rather than the reality of the rest of league. DAL would be nice or the 85 Bears for that matter, but the vast majority of teams make do and are (temporarily) content with mediocre. Comparatively speaking, our O-line is above average.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Yet we lead he league in rushing yards per carry after playing the Packers and the Cards. I’ll take that. It’s RG where there’s a clear problem. Somebody doesn’t belong.

          • CanadaBear

            The fudgies are terrible at stopping the run.

          • willbest

            Tell that to Marshawn Lynch owners

          • Irish Sweetness

            Are they? The Cards aren’t.

          • CanadaBear

            They rushed for 189 yds against the Fudgies and 109 against the Cards.

          • Irish Sweetness

            League best! Imagine what we’ll do to bad or mediocre run defenses. We won’t even need to throw it. Isn’t that something to aspire to? Not having to pass the ball. Those QBs are easy to find.

    • Bender McLugh

      Seriously messile, are you Barb as another name?

    • MB30SD

      You suck

    • Irish Sweetness

      “fales shouldn’t even be in the league”

      Based on his one game, where he had a QBR of 134 ? Mmmkay.

    • Pissed Off

      Way to break it down man.

  • willbest

    There was no bag! No wonder he quit

  • antityco

    I certainly agree with the comments about Russell Wilson. He’s a little creepy.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Once an athlete, or anybody for that matter, plays the “God talked/talks to me” card I begin to look askance.

      • CanadaBear

        I’ve dealt with a ton of Blues musicians from the South over the years. Most of them were semi-religious. Lots of talk about being blessed and that sort of thing. I believe they were being genuine. Of course, a bunch of them drank like it was their last day on earth and chased women relentlessly (actually, more correctly, let the women catch them).

        • Irish Sweetness

          I don’t know – if believing in a holy ghost helps people to achieve whatever, then go for it. But when I see people post things on YT like “I hate athiests”, they’re x, y and z..” I shake my head. They missed the point. Love they neighbor. The power of forgiveness. “There are many rooms in my father’s mansion..”. All of that is good stuff.

          It’s like Bill Hicks said when he was approached by burly Christians after a show.
          “Hey buddy, we’re Christians and we don’t like what you said!”
          “Fine, then forgive me,”

        • One can feel blessed and believe in god without being a douche. It’s rare, but it can happen.
          My uncle was one of those ppl. No one would’ve ever guessed he was a devout catholic cuz I don’t think he ever brought it up once in his life. When ppl asked him about religion, he normally just cracked a joke.

          However, he was married to my aunt since he was like 18. He worked and provided for his family emotionally and financially. He adopted kids and generally helped ppl out whenever needed. He had a wicked sense of humor and was beloved by everyone.

          I remember my other uncle who was a Korean war hero just balling at his funeral. In between his tears he told me, “You know, he’s the only person I ever knew who had one job and one woman his whole life. And there I was switching jobs a girls every other month.”

          I am probably closer to my Korean Vet uncle and your Blues musicians than my other uncle, but no doubt this world needs non-douche good guys, whether they believe in god, or not.

          • MB30SD

            much closer from what I’ve seen.

      • Pissed Off

        Did he really say that? I gotta get that video. I know he’s a bit off for sure but did he really say God talk’s to him? That would put it over the top for me.

        • AlbertInTucson

          I believe he referenced that in relation to dealing with throwing that INT in SB 49.

    • BearDown100393

      Wisconsin

  • CanadaBear

    I agree with Jeff about tanking if you’re talking about players putting in a half-assed effort. However, if the GM structures the team for a shitty season, oh well. I don’t think Pace/Fox intentionally structured a shitty team but that sure is the result so far. Embrace it and go for better picks. If the Beloved are at the top of the draft they don’t have to pick a middling QB. Not to mention, they are at the top of each rd. I’m pretty sure this team doesn’t need to try to lose.

    Don’t get the Wilson hate. Is he a phoney with all the god stuff? Probably. So what?

    • MB30SD

      Seems like a good kid to me. Rodgers is an assclown.

      Never tank anything in life baby!

      • CanadaBear

        I’m not talking about the players going through the motions. This roster is very thin on talent and has the makings of a horrible season. A few more key injuries and they’re in like Flynn.

        • MB30SD

          hahaha

    • Irish Sweetness

      We need to take a step back from the ledge.

      We’re the top rushing team in the NFL, (based on YPC). 4th best pass defense in yardage allowed. Cutty’s thrown 2 picks, but a lot of guys have thrown more. One of them probably wasn’t his fault. We lost to two very good playoff teams, and were in both of them bar a KO return, and then losing our QB. IMO our best LBs on are not starting. One CB perhaps, two, are also not starting. Tayo is most probably better than Ducasse. Again, not tarting. We have a wonderful roster of 5 talented RBs. We have some good receivers when healthy. We have a QB for whom the penny seems to have dropped. WE’ll have a better team next season, with undesirable plyers dumped, supplemented with fresh blood through FA and drafting.

      The arrow is pointing upwards methinks.

      • CanadaBear

        Good on ya! We’ll have to agree to disagree about the roster.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Work in progress C-Bear. We all knew coming in that the mess we had (ten years of Angelo compounded by Tresty) was never getting fixed in a year. impossible. Two years looks possible now. It’s better for us in the long run not to do to well this year, we need to get soe nice players in the off-season and 8-8 makes that harder.

      • Pissed Off

        On an overall basis looking at the coaching staff only….I agree. The lack of talent within the current players who actually play the game are my problem.

  • That whole rape kit bag story just keeps getting weirder. Here’s what happened, according to the DA:
    The girl changed shirts at her mom’s house before going to the hospital. The hospital then gave the mother the bag to put the shirt in. The mother somehow thought the bag-which was KNOWN TO BE IN HER POSSESSION-could be given to the lawyer with some cock-and-bull story about it being dropped anonymously on her doorstep.
    Does this woman have an IQ above 10? How can she not realize a bag that the cops KNEW SHE HAD, that she gave to her lawyer, would be traced back to her in about 10 seconds? That is just incredibly stupid.
    And now she’s made her daughter look like a money-grubber, even though the DA said all evidence so far points to the daughter having no idea of what her mother’s actions were.

    • willbest

      No he said they are still investigating it and that he is not allowed to talk to the daughter without the consent of her lawyer

    • BearDown100393

      When in Buffalo…

      • The GP

        Sounds like Fargo

  • AlbertInTucson

    I’ll take GOFF over COOK, thank you, and I am not saying EITHER is worthy of THE top choice.

    • DaBearsBlog

      I’ve just started seriously looking at these guys. Goff has got something. He is a less burly Luck but his ability to use his legs sets him apart from Cook. Looking forward to tracking them both for the next few months.

      • BerwynBomber

        Cook was a little mistake-prone his first two years as a starter but I haven’t watched him yet this year. Nice arm though and seems a good leader, but I’m with Al and don’t see him as top pick of the draft even if the best of class college QBs are more overvalued than not. For obvious reasons.

        • AlbertInTucson

          I do not hear any “experts” touting 2016 as a “QB Draft”.

          • Trac

            Mostly because the college football season just started.

          • AlbertInTucson

            When did THAT make a difference to those guys?

            3 games they usually have the Heisman awarded.

          • Trac

            Ha.

          • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

            That reminds me of what Michael Irvin said on NFL network when Romo got hurt…”He was having an MVP season” – Oh yeah, Irvin? After 1 and a half games? Please. So tired of all the hyperbole.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I cannot watch Irvin. Stop yelling at the audience, Michael.

          • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

            100% I recently watched the newest Longest Yard again with my boy. I think he should have stuck to acting, which is not too bad in that movie. But man, his commentating is just awful. I like to watch Marshall Faulk while Irvin talks. Just eye rolls and looks of incredulity.

          • Pissed Off

            I think Irvin has that disease where he cant control his laughing….he laughs at everything. Like some dude will ask him about the weather and he’ll just burst out laughing……”maaaaan let me tell you about dat weather”…WTF?

          • AlbertInTucson

            I might mind Irvin’s use of Hyperbole a little less if I thought for a second that
            A) He knew what it was
            or
            B) He knew how to spell it.

          • MB30SD

            MI is a buffoon

          • AlbertInTucson

            With a capital BUFF!

          • Pissed Off

            It would be our luck of course if we get the top pick next year and there is no QB even close to worthy or being THE guy.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Apparently, Cal’s defense is much improved over a year ago which should allow Mr. Goff to shine even brighter.

        BTW, I believe there’s ANOTHER former Cal Golden Bear playing QB in the NFC North.

        Of course, Cal also gave the NFL Kyle Boller, so, as always, “Caveat Emptor”.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Pretty sure U of AZ has to face Goff at Berkley this season.

          UCLA in town here tomorrow. So is ESPN ‘s College Gameday.

          • MB30SD

            U-C-L-A!! Let’s go Bruins!

          • AlbertInTucson

            My confidence is low with Scooby Wright a likely spectator for Arizona.

          • You on board with the Chosen Rosen?

          • MB30SD

            Hells yes!

            I’m on board with Mora jr. guy’s turned the program around. I mean, he’s no #4, but he’s done a hell of a job.

          • If Johnny Manziel and Rosen walk into the same room, will the world end?

          • MB30SD

            maybe

        • AlbertInTucson

          Of course, Cal’s D gave up 44 to a previously WOEFUL Texas and only won in regulation on a blown PAT.

      • AlbertInTucson
        • I’ve learned a lot since seriously “scouting” about QBs.

          To me, a QB must have two touchstone criteria.

          1. A complete % of higher than 63% in college.

          This is a bit more complicated now with the proliferation of read-option bullshit throws, so I would qualify it to “63% completion percentage of NFL type throws” not pansy bubbly screens.

          If a QB has a horrible completion % in college, like in the 50s, it ain’t going to improve in the NFL no matter how much “upside” he has.

          Mariotta is a very interesting test case of this because he had a high completion percentage but a lot of it was due to those bubble-screens, etc. However, Mariotta also had the second criteria.

          2. A low INT rate, ideally single digits, but hovering close to 10ish.

          Again, it’s almost psychological at this stage. If a QB is careless in college, that means he’s been careless since gradeschool and will not transform into an efficient QB at the next level. Winston will always be a TO machine. Book it. He actually reminds me a lot of Cutler.

      • Pissed Off

        I guess I need to start scouting some of these guys….how sad. But I need SOMETHING to get excited for and this season is leaving fast on that train.

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  • BearDown100393

    Russell Wilson is a giant douche. Or is he more of a turd sandwich. I can’t tell.

  • willbest

    Its not possible to tank in the NFL. There are only a handful of franchise players/coaches/staff. Everybody from the front office through the coaches and players are short term mercenaries. They aren’t going to cooperate unless they buy into the belief that what you want them to do is going to help them in the long run.
    Now you can still be bad, like as is typical when you change your defensive paradigm completely and don’t have the right guys. But everybody involved wants to perform to the best of their abilities.
    Take Willie Young. He is going to be in the NFL 2 years from now. He already demonstrated his bona fides as a 1A or #2 pass rusher on a 4-3. And even with him playing out of position he still has to show he is healthy, motivated, and willing to do anything that is asked of him. And hell if he can get some tape showing he can serviceably drop into coverage then it just his paycheck.

    • BerwynBomber

      “They aren’t going to cooperate unless they buy into the belief that what you want them to do is going to help them in the long run.”

      True but a front-office can make non-efforts not to win immediately (Epstein’s Cubs did this effectively for a couple/few years). Moreover, a quid pro quo could occur between the front office and an HC. Maybe unlikely but it could happen.

      And both those scenarios can technically be construed as tanking. At least from an upper management perspective.

      • willbest

        Baseball is a completely different animal though
        1) They have a minor league system to stuff and develop talent in
        2) The contracts are longer and guaranteed.
        3) You can trade find trade partners willing to give you fair value for your talent
        4) Player careers a much longer
        5) Its a marathon, the NFL is a sprint.

        • BerwynBomber

          Oh, I agree. I’m just saying, you’re a playoff team ten years running and Peyton Manning goes down, you say screw it, “we’ll roll with our crappy back-ups rather than trade for that year’s version of Matt Cassell because ultimately we would rather draft Luck and cut ties with Manning if things work out that way.”

          That is effectively making non-efforts to not win immediately; i.e., it is a form of tanking albeit confined to the front office.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I think a team can also collectively unconsciously decide to tank because they have zero faith in their coach e.g. with Trestman. The weakness permeates throughout.

      • Trac

        Fox will not let the players get away with just showing up. He’s got to push lemme as hard as he can in order to find out who the keepers are. He cant afford to suck for luck so to speak.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Your QB can develop a ‘hammy’ and sit during a crucial run of games …

      • BerwynBomber

        Yes, but I think Will’s point is that the QB would fight against that and want to be back in the lineup because his livelihood depends upon making himself available, though whether one would have the balls to say “hey, they don’t want me in there because they want to lose” is another story.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Yo Trac, how’s your daughter doing? Tell her the boys on the blog are asking after her.

    • Trac

      Thanks Irish. Sore shoulder.

      • The GP

        I was on Taylor Street and Loomis for the 93 Bulls championship. This was one end of the Italian Village area.

        A thug in a Impala hanging out of the back window, just one of many cars rolling around throwing firecrackers and whooping it up after the game, this guy pulls out his 9, and just starts shooting wildly in all directions, bringing that weapon WAY down from the sky cause he was such a idiot and so fucking wasted.

        Everyone on the sidewalk hit the deck. Including me. When I got back up, the parked car I ducked behind had a bullet hole in the side of it.

        That’s the only time I’ve been shot at. Thankfully.

        I try and imagine how I woulda felt had I been hit in the chest like your daughter that night. She must be terrified and still angry.

        • Trac

          It’s a tough deal. Thanks so much GP.

          • Waffle

            holy shit trac, what did I miss?? wtf happened???

          • beninnorcal

            Last thread, his daughter took a stray bullet to the shoulder from some idiots having a shootout. It ended up near her HEART and will remain there for the rest of her life. Pretty fucked up.

          • Waffle

            damnit

          • Trac

            My daughter took a 25 cal in the shoulder in a restaurant parking lot. Scared the shit out of everyone.

  • Didn’t this column used to end, “Why do I pick the Bears? Because I always pick the Bears…”

    ?

    I fear something in Jeff has broken irrevocably. 2014 equated to Anikin finding out his mom was murdered by Sand People. He has strayed to the dark side.

    I’m sure even Rick Morissey once upon time was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Hopefully, Jeff doesn’t end up like him in 10 yrs.

    • TheBigCheesy

      “Why do I *LIKE* the Chicago Bears”

      He stopped doing it before the Packer game at Lambeau in 2014. His rationale? “Chicago Bears, I don’t like you right now”

      http://dabearsblog.com/2014/a-letter-to-the-chicago-bears-bears-at-packers-game-preview

      • Yeah, I remember that. But given the flaming shit-bag that was the Bears at that point, I could understand.

        What I didn’t imagine is that he would permanently adopt a bitter whiskey face from then on.

        • TheBigCheesy

          “You are no less talented than the team you’ll face Sunday night at Lambeau Field”

          – I know you could tear every prognosticator to pieces if you go back and look at their writing after the fact, but oh man…. sometimes Jeff is just too much.

          • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

            Yet you continue to come back here.

          • TheBigCheesy

            Well of course. Why would that sort of thing turn me off? It’s the best part!

          • beninnorcal

            But you can be a real dick, Cheesy, or as Coach’s ‘Stache would put it, a bag of dicks.

          • TheBigCheesy

            Trolls gonna troll!!!

          • Trac

            I actually like Cheesy. He’s our pet troll.

          • Pissed Off

            This will be the only time I ever agree with a fudgepacker fan. I need to go take a shower now.

  • It’s pretty obvious our best defense will be time of possession (TOP).
    Everyone is predicting the SEA will stack 8 in the box and dare the Bears to pass (esp with Kam back), and that might be the case, but Carrol is also an arrogant coach (SB throw, anyone? Onside kick in OT?). I wouldn’t be surprised if he thinks he can beat us with his staple front 7 cover-3 base, which could mean a decent game for Forte to start.

    Once we our Oline gets their sealegs under them, maybe they find a groove. A Ballamy catch here, Bennett there. Bears are always one score away. SEA begins to get nervous. Mistakes. a TO or two, etc.

    You never know.

    We hadn’t won in SF in like 20 years before last year (and often got blown out there). No one predicted the Rams to win that first game (except me).

    The goddam JAGUARS beat the Dolphins last week and are sitting atop the AFCS!

    Who would’ve predicted that?

    Long story short, ANYTHING can happen. The Bears can come out motivated and catch the Hags flat footed.

    Eye-of-the-Tiger, boys!

    Bears.

    • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

      Your theories are intriguing to me and I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter.

    • Pissed Off

      Yeah I think if we get a couple pick 6’s, Lynch fumbles a few times, a kick and a punt return and Russell Wilson gets his arm amputated we can do this!

      • TheBigCheesy

        Actually, I think Vic Fangio’s plan for Wilson is to cut of his LEG*. The arm thing was reserved for Aaron Rodgers.

  • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

    I miss the old columns where Jeff said, “Why do I like the Chicago Bears this Week? I always like the Chicago Bears.”

    Trac: Just read up on the last thread. that’s some heavy stuff man. Glad she’s okay. Time to move out of Chi? I’ve heard the violence has gotten out of control there this year.

    • Sadly, I think I might be getting callused to it.
      I saw my friend’s apt on the news one night. “Pregnant woman shot” right in front of his complex. Isolated incident, right? Nope. Month later a drive-by on the other side of the street.

      Luckily for Nike this didn’t happen when they were filming there. My friend lives right next to the park of the basketball court at the very start of this commercial.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw08j-yOfcE

      Nike filming commercial one week. Drive by-shooting the next.

      Welcome to America.

    • Trac

      Thanks Doc.

    • MB30SD

      he lives in fucking texas maings.

  • wreckinball

    Wish they would have picked up Ponder
    Hopefully Clausen can do something

    • Ponder is terrible. He might be slightly better than Clausen, but it’s not enough to make a difference.

      • TheBigCheesy

        Ponder is a lemon. Who needs that embarrassment?

        • wreckinball

          Trying to avoid one or at least not make it epic awful

          • TheBigCheesy

            This might just be one of those weeks where it’s best to embrace the tide.

            “You can’t stop what’s comin’.”

          • beninnorcal

            The Bears are going to get wrecked.

      • wreckinball

        Everything’s relative. Hes not good I admit Heck no one on the street is
        But I disagree that he’s only slightly better than Caleb oops I mean Jimmy

      • AlbertInTucson

        One must lower expectations of Ponder as a potential Bear because he would then not be able to play AGAINST the Bears.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Dude, really? The pickup to make was pre-season and he’s a Jet now – were they worried about too much competition for Cutty?. I don’t know that anybody out there is much better than Claws, and we don’t know how good Fales is yet. Anyway, Cutty will be back in two weeks.

    • MB30SD
    • Pissed Off

      Quite glad they didn’t pick up Ponder….dare I say bring back Rex (tounge firmly in cheek)….Shady will love that. Anyway I’m shocked there’s not a guy out there to bring in just for shits that would be better than pickles. Although if Cutty will be back by next week or the one after maybe it doesn’t pay.

      • BerwynBomber

        Yep, the return of Rex and the weekly fumbled C/QB exchange because of Grossman’s small hands. Ah, memories …

        • Pissed Off

          Too bad those are now considered the good ol days

    • beninnorcal

      Fuck Ponder. He’s the same or worse than Jimmy.

  • I go on PFT and see “Jordan Rodgers Applauds Russell Wilson for Taking the High Road”

    Really? Does anyone give a shit what Jordan Rodgers thinks? He’s probably hugely envious of his brother amyways.

    Does anyone care what Tito Jackson or Stephen Baldwin says?

    • The GP
    • Trac

      This is the part about football nowadays that I can’t stand. The gossip and soap opera drama. Give me back the good Ole days where the only football coverage was Sunday nights and weekly recaps on espn.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Yeah highlights’ exactly. I don;t care what footballers have to say. They rarely say anything worthwhile.

        • Trac

          Espn used to have a show every week that showed highlights of each game on Saturday mornings I think. I looked forward to them almost as much as the games themselves.

      • MB30SD

        sent you a text last night my brother

        • Trac

          Thanks my man. Did you get my reply last night?

          • MB30SD

            No, actually I did not, but no pressure whatsoever.

            I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you guys. A response to a sinner like me in these times should be last on your list. ; )

          • Trac

            Actually, we are brothers in that dept. but thanks again. Very much appreciate the kind words by so many here. I’m sure there were a few I didn’t thank and I hope all the guys know how grateful I am for their support.

    • MB30SD

      He’s actually a bartender here in town. I see him a lot. I’ve thought about buying a perfectly good cocktail from him and then as soon as he hands it to me, throwing it in his face and exclaiming, “that’s for your dbag brother!”

      …but then I realize that I’m too pretty for prison.

      • GTFO. You can order mimosas from the immortal Stephen Baldwin, and you don’t?

        Haha I think I would be there every night with different movie shirts each time. One night I’ll wear a “usual suspect” the next “the shadow” another night “the gateway” another “thick as thieves”

        • The GP

          I think he means Jordan Rodgers.

          • Tito Jackson?

          • MB30SD

            thank you non-insane/drunk/high poster

          • Would it surprise you uf Stephen Baldwin was bartending now?

          • MB30SD

            don’t try to excuse your embarrassing faux pas

          • It seriously would not surprise me if Stephen Baldwin, or Tito Jackson for that matter, was bartending in SD.

          • The GP

            I find the idea of Stephen Baldwin bartending in SD funny.

            He’d get so many Kaiser Soze cracks.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Didn’t Stephen do a stint on CELEBRITY REHAB WITH DR. DREW?

          • Irish Sweetness

            He was on celebrity Big Brother (very different to the US version).
            He was very much hammering the Bible. Daniel was just on it too, booted out in the first week.

        • MB30SD

          yeah, WTF are you talking about yo?!? Jordan Rodgers maings.

          Damn, come down this weekend and bring me summa what you’re smoking. smh

      • DocNitty Ellipsoids Ornamental

        Plus, you’d have the biggest tits in Prison.

        • MB30SD

          (shudder)

        • Irish Sweetness

          Anyone watch Empire, new season? Chris Rock makes a nice cameo in episode 1. He’s in the clink with Lucious (Terrance Howard) .. so-so series … but great scene. Cold.

          If you don’t watch, haven’t/won’t see .. here it is ;

          Set-up : Chris Rock is Mr. Big inside, not Lucious. These are Big’s henchmen.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGU4-kJzEBI

    • AlbertInTucson

      I bet Tito and Stephen do.

  • Here’s a thorough article on Cousins which might be pertinent to us.

    “There’s really only one stat to me that is the most important stat, and that is turning the football over,” Jaworski said. “So far this year in the NFL, if you are minus-one or worse in the
    turnover/takeaway category, you lose 85 percent of the time. I’m going to tell my quarterback, you throw an interception, you’re going to sit next to me on the bench. You cannot turn the football over. Look at the numbers of all the great quarterbacks. They take care of the football. They’re judicious where they throw it. And when you watch Cousins, he’s just not careful with the football.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2015/09/25/ron-jaworski-explains-why-kirk-cousins-throws-so-many-interceptions/?tid=pm_sports_pop_b

    • Waffle

      …..or when they fumble their team recovers it…or when they throw a pick it doesn’t automatically mean points. Jaws talks a lot of shit for being an above average qb in the 80’s.

      • beninnorcal

        Jaws is fucking annoying. So are Dilfer, Hoge, abd that preachy ex-Den OL(Sclerith?). I almost never watch ESPN. Sick of that stupid channel. I don’t really watch NFLN anymore either. Just get most of my news here from Hughes and you bastards.

      • BerwynBomber

        Reminds me of the title of an article I once saw: “Trent Dilfer the Analyst would have Hated Trent Dilfer the QB”.

        Oh well. I can live with the inferior player turned star analyst types. In some ways, maybe their failures or limitations serve them better in analysis after retiring. I’m old enough to remember when NBC hired Montana after he retired. He was boring and awful. Likewise, the booyahs employed Jerry Rice recently and he was a bigger snooze than Joe Cool was.

        Locally, Jim Miller does a good job, but he gets a little too technical at times, and Dilfer is okay when he is not shouting and doing the Dilfer Dimes stuff. Gruden’s very good too though I don’t get much out of his Gruden Film Room or whatever he does with the rookie QBs.

        • TheBigCheesy

          Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith are every bit as incomprehensible behind the desk as they were transcendent on the field.

          Just a couple of really, really dumb S.O.B.s

          • BerwynBomber

            Agreed. Whenever the networks roll out the new big name I’m immediately dubious. A couple have worked. Steve Young I like and though most everyone on this blog hates Aikman I think he does a solid job.

            But more often than not the big names seem like duds and/or they’re horrible. Ray Lewis is a recent example.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Everyone seems to hate Collinsworth, I think he knows what he’s talking about. He brings insight.

            Guys like Michael Irvin. SMH. They’re all about themselves and their own careers. AWhen there’s four of them tossing footballs about in their tailored suits still being jocks, it’s excruciating. Warren Sapp never should have been on television. If anyone actually tracked their predictions, they’d be found out for the dummies they are. I’d prefer to listen to Rich Eisen over a player any day. And I wish I could have Joniak and Thayer doing my tv commentary.

          • It’s almost a universal truth.

            Great athletes make horrible coaches and analysts.
            Mediocre or even poor athletes make great coaches and analysts.

            A good analogy would be beautiful women. Get by largely on genetics, so they don’t have to work their brain as much.

            Exceptions? Naturally. But not many.

          • Irish Sweetness

            That’s even more true in a place like Asia. A woman has about 25 years to feather her nest. By the time she’s 30, if she hasn’t been set up for life, there’s two generations of hotties right behind her. Being 30 and single in Asia is like being 50, broke and single in the west.

          • Irish Sweetness

            This why I was astounded Rice was voted #1 player of all time. If Cleveland drafts Rice, he’s not in the top 100. If Tampa Bay draft Emmitt Smith ….

        • Johnnywad

          The same applies to coaches. I’ve always felt average NFL/college players are far superior coaches to upper echelon players later in life.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Jaws sucked.

        Regular season stats : 53% completions in career. 179 TDs to 164 INTs. 72.8 QBR

        Playoff stats (6 playoffs): 46.5% completions! 10 TDs – 10 INTs. 63.4 QBR.

        I feel a lot better about Cutty seeing those numbers.

    • Irish Sweetness

      And if anyone knows about turning the ball over, it’s Ron Jaworski. Made a career out of it.

  • Shady

    Brees and Romo both out, this does not bode well for Multiple Scoregasms. Eli came though with a decent performance last night, but I just picked up Jimmy Pickles to start as my QB2. Oh boy.

    • haha, that doesn’t bode well for my boy Brandin Cooks either!

      Why not ride with Luke McCown? he does have a verizon commercial afterall.

      • Shady

        Burnt Orange and Navy, Butch. THESE COLORS DON’T RUN.

    • The GP

      I have been gifted with Butch luck.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PQ6335puOc

    • Irish Sweetness

      McCown is starting for Cleveland. What’s up?

  • Pissed Off

    The major point of any argument ever regarding the bears is that we NEED a stud franchise QB. Simple as that. Tell me where I’m wrong? If we had Luck, Manning in his prime, rodgers (I will not capitalize his name), Brady, etc. 90%+ of the time everything would be rosy. At least while we had them anyway, every team goes thru ups and downs as the decades roll on, some teams….ahem….more than others.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      wouldnt matter the chicago media and a lot of fans would still find a way to hate on a franchise QB.

      • beninnorcal

        This is my other theory as well.

        • beninnorcal

          Our fans are really dumb and most are dicks.

          • TheBigCheesy

            At the same time, there is a faction of the fan base that would defend the franchise QB to no end primarily because they are cognizant of the position’s piss-poor past. You might call these folks “Wafflers”

          • BerwynBomber

            Watch it there. We once had Sid Luckman.

      • Pissed Off

        You don’t know that because this generation has never had one

    • beninnorcal

      I have always maintained that had we drafted Rodgers, with our shitty GM, coaches, OL, and recievers at the time, that he wouldn’t be the same. He wouldn’t have sat behind Favre for a couple years watching him make mistakes in GB’s qb-friendly scheme. Essentially, we would’ve screwed him up.

    • getting one of those top QBs would be awesome. Problem is they don’t grow on trees, and you can still be a damn good franchise without a QB of that caliber. Just like Baltimore, CIN, SF last few years, CAR, etc.

      • Pissed Off

        I’m only interested in a caliber qb we can win a sb with so only flacco and Baltimore fit that. Flacco is clutch kinda like Eli. Not overly great but good enough and even that’s all we need. Time will tell on the other 3 but I wouldn’t bank on it. We got to a sb with rex and an nfcc with Jay but neither are good enough to win a sb apparently.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Eli? Flacco? Clutch?

          Hmmm. Joe Montana. Elway. Mac. Kelly. Snake. Clutch.

          Flacco goes undrafted in fantasy, and then stays on waivers.

          • Pissed Off

            Dude get out of your fantasy world. Real football not just stats. Eli wins big games and so does flacco. Who gives a shit if they get drafted in fantasy football when it’s a big game in the playoffs both of these guys have won and won enough to have a Lombardi in their trophy case….that’s all that matters.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I don’t recall any of those teams winning superbowls in the last decade.

        Lombardis. Nothing else matters.

        • Brady won one just last year and has played in 2 more SBs in that time span. Rodgers one won in 2010. Peyton in 2006. So that means 4 of the last 9 SBs have been won by those QBs.

    • BerwynBomber

      I’d settle for a borderline top 10 guy like Matt Ryan.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Build two lines, that’s all I want. Everything else will follow. If you can run the ball and play great defense, you don’t need the franchise guy.

    • Irish Sweetness

      But if we had Manning and got to the playoffs …?

      • Pissed Off

        Puhlease we win multiple sbs with Peyton manning no question. We can get it done at least once with flacco or Eli….we win multiples with Peyton. Look at some stats or some history Eli will have some stinkers but in the playoffs more often than not he kicks ass. I don’t love either of them but they’ve got it done with a far lesser d than we were throwing out in the mid 00s

  • BearDown100393

    Alshon is the new Derrick.

  • Shady

    Bears win when the Seahawks, on the last play of the game, decide to run the ball from 1 yard line (to make up for the horrendous play call in the Super Bowl) and Eddie Goldman swallows up Beast Mode in the backfield. The 12th man go home in tears.

  • MB30SD

    hey TJ: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COlAGb9UYAA9uTK.jpg:large

    Now… weenie dogs on the other hand…

  • MB30SD

    shit… 10 out of 12

    :_ (

  • So David Johnson is already in Canton in large part to us.
    Apparently he’s the only rook to score a rec TD (vs saints, in which he ran 22mph), a return TD (108 yds no less, I think tieing Hester) and a running TD (once more, against us).

    Bears, sending players to the HOF since 1922.

    (And in the preview I said we should worry more about him than the other Johnson. Didn’t get my memo I guess).

    • Pissed Off

      I was on David Johnson wayyyy more than cj2k if you remember also

  • BillW

    Tanking? Here’s how I see this season. It’s Fox’s job to rebuild a winning atmosphere. . Like Ditka had to do. You don’t do that by losing semi intentionally. (Duh) . So fox will be looking for guys who give up under adversity and say “hope you enjoyed your time in the NFL because I’ll tell any coach who asks what a lazy ass loser you are. The record doesn’t matter but I certainly expect fox to have a solid idea of who doesn’t deserve to wear that C on his helmet.

    Trac still thinking of you.

    Al – congratulations on your grandchild. I have one and expecting one more from each of my boys next spring

    • AlbertInTucson

      Thank you!

  • MB30SD

    Is it booby Friday?

    https://imgflip.com/i/rmcc7

  • MB30SD

    For your enjoyment on Boobies Friday.

    http://justamazingboobs.tumblr.com/

    ** Most CERTAINLY not safe for work… or for married guys with wives that snoop

    The third one down on that first page. uuhhhhggggggggg.

    Btw, give me the yes no on this one: http://41.media.tumblr.com/c66a57f7c655755322b755f3fe7d53ee/tumblr_nop03locJK1rjbi2lo1_500.jpg

    • The GP

      That’s a negatory Rubber Duck. Saggin like a pair of peaches past their prime

    • RenoBear

      Yes. Even though I’m not into the ultra-tatted look on women, she’s too sexy to ever kick outta bed… Great great tits (shocking, since it’s your pic!)

      • AlbertInTucson

        I don’t get the fascination with gals and all the ink, either.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Tramp stamps on the coccyx?

          People love the uniqueness of tats … and then they point to a tat in a book and say “I want that one(that thousands of other people have ….

          I love the uniqueness of not having any tats.

          • AlbertInTucson

            No ink here. No piercings, either,

          • CanadaBear

            I’m guessing most of us won’t be asking for proof!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • DaMurph

            BOOM

          • CanadaBear

            The redhead was smoking either way. If the ink is done well, I really like to look at it. If it isn’t, there are plenty of other things to keep you busy!

          • DaMurph

            Totally agree Canada!! Hot, with nice ink puts it over the top for me!

        • CanadaBear

          I’m not fascinated but I’m certainly not put off by it. Of course, I’ve got a bit of ink so there’s that. Even if you hate it on a beautiful woman just remember it’s only a few grams of ink under the skin.

    • The GP

      Have them sent to your phone

      https://twitter.com/topboobs

      • MB30SD

        I don’t have a titter account

        • The GP

          I use mine to chat with Jamarcus Webb.

          • MB30SD

            Phew! I thought you were going to say Jamarcus Russel

          • The GP

            I could use some purple drank to make it through the season

          • MB30SD

            I know, buck up camper. Let’s see what we can do against non-top 5 teams.

            There’s still hope for our projected 6 win season… that may surprise us and turn into an 8-8 season. Too early to tell. Gotta look at the small wins like finding a playah, or better attitude, or whatever. we ain’t gonna win the war this year no matter what.

          • Irish Sweetness

            How’s that useless blob doing?

    • DaMurph

      yes yes yes yes yes YES!!!!!!!!!!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Second link? Now if she was Nubian Honey ….

      But first link, six down, black briefs? I think I’d jump off the wagon after seven years for that one, leave the family, hotel room, pharmaceuticals, go Lawrence Taylor on that, the whole bit.

      (wakes up)

      What happened?

      • MB30SD

        Really? Should I be shocked that she looks thai (or similar SE asian? hahaha

    • SC Dave

      Too much graffiti on the redhead. A waste of a beautiful body.

      • MB30SD

        I would beg to differ on the waste part. to each his own my maings

    • CanadaBear

      That’s a lot of boobies! Well done my friend (or is that fiend?)!! The woman with the ink? Yes please.

      • MB30SD

        I knew we’d be of like mind on that one canada.

        LOVE the very well placed rose. uhhhgg, yum.

        • DaMurph

          Mmmmm, smokin!

      • DaMurph

        Oh, you have impeccable taste Canada!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Hey, there was another link on that tumblr blog …..

  • The GP

    GP’s top tech tip

    For you outta towners. I can’t get CBS digitally over the air. It’s low band means it just won’t come in well west of about Elmhurst. Every other broadcast station I can get, including the high channels like 50.

    Get the CBS app from Apple store
    Sign up for one month ($5.99)
    Tell it your local affiliate is WBBM-TV in Chicago
    Associate iPad to big screen TV using Airplay
    Enjoy

    Cancel account, use remaining month to watch Colbert, to squeeze the other 4 bucks out of the deal.

    You are welcome.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Tip #2.

      Do not upgrade to Windows 10.

      • BerwynBomber

        Tip #3

        You can restore to 8 or 8.1 pretty easily. But …. yeah … 10 sucked. (Despite a couple of glowing articles about it and some crybabies apparently having their lives saved by the return of their precious start menus.)

        • MB30SD

          nerds.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Oh I haven’t installed it, I wait years to upgrade (ex-techie), but I don’t like what I’ve been reading.

          • BerwynBomber

            ah, you were smart then. I accepted the automatic upgrade and came to regret it w/in 48 hours. luckily was able to return to 8.1 w/out too much grief.

      • Pissed Off

        Amen brother

  • AlbertInTucson

    We won’t see the carnage on Sunday. Arizona FOX affiliates will be airing the 49ers-Cards game.

    Normally, I would go to my neighborhood Sports Bar and and least suffer until things get completely out of hand but I need to be a good son and play chauffeur for Mom Sunday.

    It’s all good, fellow sufferers.

    SInce i have predicted another humilialtion but will not be able to watch, the odds of the Bears surprising the crap out of me just rose, dramatically!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Ahem. the feed 2 all eu.

      That’s a poem, not a link to a site. (cough)

    • nflstreams subreddit is the way to go. can watch in HD as long as you’ve got vlc player.

      • yeah, thanks for that link. Using it now though they don’t put the VLC links till the last possible moment for games, which always makes me a little nervous lol

        Also, if you guys are using VLC, make sure to click on ‘more options’ and add a “0” to the caching so it won’t stall.

    • Pissed Off

      It’s on cbs anyway

      • AlbertInTucson

        Good point.

        You know, THAT just dawned on me.

        I didn’t even realize it when I heard Nantz, on Thursday’s game, mention he and Simms would be doing then Bears at Seattlegame.

        Why/How is a game between two NFC teams on CBS…?

  • Irish Sweetness

    Just turned on NFL Network. Two dudes playing Madden … like … just playing Madden .. they weren’t even saying “You know how I know you’re gay?”

    Man, I’m glad I don’t pay for that.

    I mean NFL Network … not gay stuff. NTTAWWT.

  • willbest

    On the bright side, without Houston, Allen, and Bushrod on the roster next year, the Bears will have 55-60 million in cap space even after they resign Jeffery. Any Suh level difference makers heading to FA this year?

    • Johnnywad

      Not even sure Jeffrey gets signed. When did he last play a game healthy? 2013?

      • willbest

        True but it is obvious Royal and Wilson aren’t answers. So that gives you the untested and already injured White, and a bunch of unknowns. Plus we have so many needs already (LT, RG, CBx2, Sx2, OLBx2, TE, DE) that adding WR to the list is just shooting yourself in the foot. I guess it all depends on what kind of deal Jeffery wants. If he is looking for a 5-year 30 million in guaranteed it shouldn’t happen but if they can talk him down to 20 million in guaranteed then he will be back.

        • Johnnywad

          Exactly. It’ll come down to dollars as usual. The Bears have a far stronger position than Alshon at the moment. Now if he comes back and proves he can stay healthy the rest of the year and tears it up, the guy’s gonna get paid. If not, do you even want him? I don’t.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Not for big dollars, no way. 4.5 Million. Take it or leave it. let’s see how Ify and Meredith work out. I don’t believe in Wilson(talent) or AJ (health).

    • Irish Sweetness

      Glad we didn’t get Suh, he’s turning into Haynesworth. Let’s draft our difference makers. Tired of over-paying for defensive players who’ve had their day.

      Install Timu with Jones, and play Young/Acho/Anderson outside. Start Mitchell, and McMannis (if Ball continues to unimpress). Tayo in for Ducasse, or in at RT, Long back to RG.

      Easy innit?

      • Pissed Off

        Except your thinking this regime actually knows what its doing unlike the last one regarding drafting. Early signs are not good with this one….see Kevin white….but I hope they do

        • MB30SD

          Dude, are you serious. Wtf, he had a stress fracture that was undetectable and got worse?!?

          Some of your posts puzzle me

          • Pissed Off

            Just sayin

        • Johnnywad

          I don’t know PO. Way to early to start questioning the draft let alone their capability. With Marshall gone, and Alshon hurt yet again, the White pick was a pretty smart one. They obviously need him. By all accounts he had a clean bill of health. Can’t predict everything.

  • CanadaBear

    The article is garbage but the gif is priceless. CD in all his glory. http://www.si.com/cauldron/2015/09/25/chicago-bears-fans-bad-nfl-football

    • The GP

      That GIF is CD’s career in a single animation

    • Irish Sweetness

      He’s a Jags twat.

      On CD, it might be a good time to play Timu in his place. He has to be better, looked hungry in PS.

    • Shady

      THAT guy playing THAT position wearing THAT number is a cruel joke to this Bears fan.

      • MB30SD

        Bingo. smh

        • SC Dave

          The Bears have too mamy numners retire d, so spmeone will wear 50. But yeah,make him play spmewhere else

          • SC Dave

            Posting from this phone sux

    • SC Dave

      He is our starter.

      • Johnnywad

        So was J Webb.

  • MB30SD
    • Shady

      Are you not entertained?!?!

    • Johnnywad

      What a douchebag point of view. He takes time to write an article lamenting the human suffering we all forget about while we stuff our face with wings? Fuck him, he collects his fucking paycheck from it. Perhaps he should take up something else so he can live with himself.

      • MB30SD

        Wooooow. Johnny, dude.

        • Johnnywad

          Sooooo tired of assholes like this “journalist”.

          • MB30SD

            Would just hate to see you with a burst asshole over him.

      • SC Dave

        The guy reads thinkprogress… what else would one expect?

        • Johnnywad

          Guy’s an asshole. I’m well aware the players get injured, as are the players. That’s part of the basis for their salary.

          This is just another article in a long line of “Oh, the poor NFL players and their injury risks. How can we possibly sit here and enjoy this knowing what they’re doing to themselves? We should all be so ashamed.”

          Fuck him. He draws his salary from the damn game. Further, everybody already knows about the risks. The players, player’s families, coaches, owners, team docs, “journalists”, and fans. Guess what? Nobody gives a damn. We all have the opportunity to walk away or turn the channel. And yet, the game is bigger than ever.

  • MB30SD
  • Irish Sweetness

    See Julio’s catch v NYG? Is this the sickest catch ever?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TLUIHXainM

  • willbest

    Leonard Fournette has not paid his dues. And paying ones dues is a very American concept. But then there is all that very American of ideals the First Amendment which states that a group of people should be allowed to associate with one another on terms they find mutually agreeable.

    Further, SCIENCE! Shows the brain doesn’t fully finalize its development until the early 20s, so it is arguably healthier for him to develop in an environment where he isn’t being abused by the 1500 best defensive players in the world.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Sigh.

    U of AZ gets a GAMEDAY visit, then gets HOUSED on National TV.

    In THEIR OWN house.

    By TRUE FRESHMAN QB.

    And Sunday. the Bears play at Seattle.

    No, we are NOT entertained.

  • AlbertInTucson

    I didn’t even realize the the paradx until “Pissed Off” enlightened me.

    Why are the Bears-Seahawks, two NFC teams, a CBS game?

  • Viva

    Should we tank…?:

    Winning consistently in this league requires (more than anything else) a remarkably talented QB. If there is a remarkably talented QB in the upcoming draft, why not lose now to increase your chances to win on a consistent basis later?

    We all know what the Colts did. I would not be at all surprised if the Pats do the same thing a year or two from now.

    I think I am pro tank. Notwithstanding the inherent risk (injury, draft timing {dude you target may come out after 3 years ….or may not}, or another team may also be tanking better than you), a great QB increases your chances to win by a significant margin (data, numbers please). Put it this way, how many times has Tom Brady or P. Manning missed the playoffs in their careers?

    Let’s suck for this year’s Luck (sloth for Goff).

    Lose now…win a lot later.

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