• MB30SD

    Konichiwa bitches

    Shae McClellin. Hahahahahaha.

    Easy, fishun’ Willie young!

    • Trac

      Lame ass post. Hahahaha

      • MB30SD

        Uhhhhh….

        • Trac

          I was just about to press send when you beat me to the punch. Boom!

          • MB30SD

            Boom!

            Ps. What’s new boykie?

          • Trac

            It’s been remodel talk with the wifey lately. Grrr.

          • MB30SD

            I meant what’s new me beating your ass to the punch baby! Hahahaha

            And yeah, I don’t want to hear about that shit… your fault for being in that sitch. Fuck that noise. Hahaha ; )

  • Trac

    None of the above!!!

  • Johnnywad

    Willie gets to stay. Matty will get better money elsewhere. Bennett’s prolly already gone. Fuck Shea.

    Robbie is the tough one. Thing about the yips……..if/when you beat them, its usually followed by a big boost in confidence. If he can manage that, he’ll likely be very good again. He looked plenty sound physically Sunday. That 50 yarder had plenty of length and was dead straight. Just straight the wrong way. I’m sure there will be camp competition for the first time in a while, but I doubt they cut him.

    • MB30SD

      I ♡ you

      • Johnnywad

        I get that a lot……..

        • MB30SD

          Here’s the test for robbie this offseason IFF he gets it back.

          here are 10 balls… kick at least 8 of them into the back of the endzone or you’re fucking gone dude.

  • The GP

    Silly Willy.

    He HATES being a 3-4 stand up guy, so Fangio lets him take snaps with his hands down.

    What he’s gonna realize is that playing outside the tackle like that will extend his career and maybe he will start liking being 3-4

  • willbest

    Putting aside the Von Miller wet dream are there an OLBs with a chance to hit FA better than Willie Young? I doubt it. Young has outplayed his contract both as a 4-3 DE and 3-4 OLB and at 31 he should be a good value next year as well. If you trade Willie you are committing yourself to drafting an OLB in the first 2 rounds. I would think the question with Young is he a 1 year stop gap in 2016 or do you extend him an additional 2 years when he starts making a stink this off-season like he should.

    He just seems like a better value to the Bears than they would get for him elsewhere unless somebody like the Panthers are looking for another 1 year rental and you can get a 4th for him.

    • Miller isn’t hitting FA, so you’re right, only a dream.

      Only other good ILB hitting FA I see is Bruce Irvin (who’s a fantastic fit opposite McPhee thanks to his all-around game). But rumor is he wants to go to Atlanta to reunite with former DC Dan Quinn.

      Of course, you never know who gets cut or traded.

      • Carlos Pendleton

        Hey guy, there’s a inside linebacker in Phoenix who will be a free agent and he’s good, so you missed it!!!

        • sorry, I meant OLB. It was a typo. Miller and Irwin are both OLBs.
          Plenty of solid ILBs who could potentially hit FA this year, including some guys Fox has ties to from Denver (and perhaps a certain stud from SF comes out of retirement and is cut by the 49ers and has Fangio ties).

          • MB30SD

            Bring BMarsh back to Chicago!!!

            …but on the other side of the ball!

            Sac, would that make you feel any better?

          • SC Dave

            Marshall at free safety?

          • Irish Sweetness

            Just bring him back.

          • MB30SD

            Nah, not that ine…. as much as I’d love to. Too soon. How about we just wait till next hear and kwhite becomes a beeeeaaaast!!!

  • TBC

    This Robbie stuff is getting out of control. He’s only 34 years old and he’s got the yips.

    I think the fans in Chicago have been spoiled. It’s as simple as that. Field Goals aren’t as automatic as you’ve been led to believe.

    • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

      People in Green Bay were calling for McCarthy and Clements to be fired……..THIS YEAR.

      Don’t even try to defend it. If GB’s kicker is missing 36yarders after Rodgers comes down from heaven and drives them down the field there is hell to pay. Now imagine every single year it happens…..

      • BillW

        From what I heard McCarthy is calling plays again and figured out what I and many others already knew – for whatever reason (injuries, Rodgers regression, OL issues, predictability) the Packers needed to shift to a run first offense.

        Being objective, I have to say that will serve them well in the playoffs.

        • TBC

          The Packers playcalling issues have nothing to do with the run:pass ratio. They have everything to do with shitty playcalling. (sweeps with James Starks on 3rd and 1).

          More importantly though, it’s not just the playcalling that is to blame for their impotent offense. It’s the regression from the offensive line, the ineptitude of the WR group, and Rodgers’ relative inaccuracy. In fact, we need to watch a few more games in order to determine whether the playcalling was in fact an issue AT ALL. They were the same crappy offense for a large stretch of that game against Dallas.

          • SC Dave

            It’s almost always about the OL, unless you have a crazy QB that overcomes it time and again. Even Rodgers can only do it so much.

      • TBC

        What’s your point? That many packer fans have been spoiled by winning? That’s obvious and I agree with you.

      • TBC

        What? Did you forget 2012? Crosby missed a FG in 9 consecutive games. One of those he missed a game tying FG at the buzzer in Indianapolis. He went 12/24 over that span. The Packers just started going for it on 4th down. Fans started turning on him (obviously) but the franchise stuck with him. He’s been good ever since, but not great (he’s never been great).

        Crosby missed a 52 yard game-winner at home against Detroit this year. No one said a peep about it. He missed 2 XPs LAST YEAR. He missed a 40 yarder two weeks ago IN A DOME. He also missed a chip shot in SF.

        Crosby makes 3,000,000 a year. He is considerably worse than Robbie Gould.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Point? The Packers have a shit kicker? We don’t care. We’re discussing a guy who currently can’t do his job and he’s into us for 8M over the next two years.

          • TBC

            The point is that that Waffle insinuated that what the Bears are going through right now is something that the Packers have never gone through…which is hilarious because Crosby’s struggles were 10 times that of Goulds’ and he was never half the kicker Gould is to begin with.

            I was responding directly to his comment.

      • Bender McLugh

        UGH…..you people feeding the trolls….can’t you read the sign?

      • SC Dave

        Every single year? What the fuck are you talking about?

        • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

          Mr. Gould, please remain calm. It was a mistype. It happens when you’re responding to 9 different threads.

    • Carlos Pendleton

      He’s out of here because he isn’t worth 3 million and the Bears can do better than him, he cannot kick it out the end zone!!!

      • TBC

        I agree that the price tag and the inability to kick it out of the endzone is a bigger concern.
        What I’m saying is that he’s still Robbie Gould. If he was worth 3 million going into this year, then he’ll still be worth that going into next year. You can find a cheaper kicker easily, but I really doubt he’s going to be as accurate as Robbie is. Or as comfortable kicking at Soldier Field (and Lambeau)

        • the patriots survived moving on from vinatieri when he was at the height of vinateiriness. we, too, can survive moving on if it happens.

          • CanadaBear

            This comment would have a lot more merit if the example wasn’t the Pats. It’s pretty rare when the Pats get caught with their pants down.

          • TBC

            Except for you, you know, all the times they get caught cheating, red-handed, with their pants down.

          • The GP

            Krampus help me, I voted up a Cheesy comment.

            Ah well, when I revisit this moment with the Ghost of Christmas Past, I can tell him that I totally did the good spirit thing.

          • CanadaBear

            Even I had to. Kicked me right square in the nut sack.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            yeah that hurt a little to do that.

          • what about when they ditched drew bledsoe? the organization is still smarting from that one.

          • TBC

            1. They replaced him with one of the best kickers in recent history.
            2. Adam Vinatieri is STILL kicking at age 42.
            3. Adam Vinatieri is 16/23 from 50+ yards out since 2011.
            4. Adam Vinatieri was 2/9 from 50+ yards out from 2003-2010.
            5. Adam Vinatieri was 30/31 last year from every distance. It was his best year ever.

            In other words, Adam Vinatieri is at the height of his Vinatieriness RIGHT NOW (excluding adjustments for inclement weather).

            So yeah, my point exactly.

          • so you’re saying the bears should extend gould for another 8 years?

          • SC Dave

            Sure, but I bet if you look at it, Vinatieri was probably better than whoever the Patriots replaced him with, and for a long time.

    • SC Dave

      Why is it that a Packers fan has to come in here to try to restore sanity to certain situations?

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        because he is secretly a Bears fan.

    • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

      36 yarders are pretty automatic.

      • TBC

        You need to hit a 36 yard we obviously.

        But if 36 yarders were automatic, they wouldn’t have bothered moving the XP back to the 33. They would have left it alone or moved it to the 40.

        In the 2007 NFCCG, Lawrence tynes missed a 36 yarder at the end of regulation. He came back in overtime to make a 47 yarder to win. Exactly 4 years later he kicked the game winner in overtime in SF to go to the Super Bowl.

        In 2009, Neil Rackers missed a 34 yard FG at the end of regulation IN A DOME in the wildcard game against the packers. It was only the 2nd kick he missed all season, and he kicked 27/30 the next year.

        Those are just a couple of misses that I can think of off the top of my head (because they happened against the packers). Kickers miss those kicks all the time. In week 13, 8 extra points were missed.

        R-E-L-A-X

        • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

          haha, oh hell no you didn’t just give me the relax line. I’m not calling for his summary execution like some but when his dirty signature is on soul crushing losses that have such huge implications you cannot discount the level of concern by saying people are spoiled.

          • TBC

            Actually, you can. I did. And I stand by it. For the handful of reasons I have given throughout this thread.

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            No

          • Irish Sweetness

            You mean the Tynes and Rackers meaningless and irrelevant paragraphs?

        • Irish Sweetness

          Third and fourth paragraphs are irrelevant, and if you think missing 6 FGs is not worth addressing then I’m glad you’re not in charge of my team. Three games Robbie has cost us by my counting. Maybe more.

          • TBC

            How are those anecdotes irrelevant???

            They are examples of reliable kickers missing chip shots in huge moments, nobody freaking out about it, and then continuing on to be reliable kickers, and produce in big moments later on.

            Is it irrelevant like the statistic I shared a couple of weeks ago? You know, the one about Cutler’s Bears losing almost every home game that Waffle discarded unceremoniously? How’s that been working out for you lately, Waffle? Still irrelevant?

    • Irish Sweetness

      They are for everyone else.

      Would you pay Robbie his contracted 8 million for the next two years. Yes or no?

      • TBC

        I’d do it before I paid Mason Crosby 7 million for the next 2 years.

  • This is a tough one. My best guesses of each player for next year, as of right now:

    1) Shea. Will be re-signed and starting at one ILB position, with the position next to him upgraded immensely. Will be Chicago’s worst starting LB next year instead of 2nd best.

    2) Robbie. Will have to earn it in camp. But the job is there for the taking if he can get past his mental issues right now.

    3) Young. Will be on the team, but not starting. Pass rush specialist who plays ~50% of snaps (like now), with somebody else (better than Acho) the “starter.”

    4) Bennett. Likely traded for a late-round pick this offseason. Chance he’s back, and will be starter if he is, but I’d guess it’s 75% traded/25% starting.

    5) Forte. He’s gone (this is the one I’m most certain of). They’re already phasing him out; he’s gone from the feature back to a straight timeshare with Langford. It’s the Langford/Carey show next year.

    • The GP

      Re; 5

      Carey won’t make the team next year. The back behind Langford will be somebody they bring in.

      • Carey has looked really good lately on both offense and ST. They designed a package of plays specifically for him against San Francisco because he was so impressive while Forte was out that they wanted him involved even though they were struggling to find enough touches for both Forte and Langford.

        He will be the #2 back next year unless he has a terrible training camp.

        • CanadaBear

          I was a huge critic of Carey and have to admit he’s stepped up this year. Not fast but he runs hard and plays ST’s.

          • I think a role as a rotational back under Fox is pretty much his perfect role in the NFL. He’s the “thunder” part of a thunder and lightning duo. Langford’s got the speed and is a better pass-catching back, Carey is a better between the tackles/goal-line runner (though Langford has done well there this year as well).

          • Bender McLugh

            will Jaqsqueeze be back?

          • no idea. If he is, it will be a one year deal with no guarantees and he’ll have to earn a roster spot in camp, more for ST than offense.

          • Big Mike

            He hits the whole very fast and deliberate. I’ve been shunned on the board for saying he needs a shot. I think he’ll stick around.

          • MB30SD

            A man after my own heart mike.

            (Couldn’t resist the softball)

      • DaBearsBlog

        What’s up with you and Carey? This staff clearly loves him and he’s been excellent in his role. Why would they not bring him back?

        • BillW

          Maybe he played him in FF?

        • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

          he was such an enormous dbag his rookie year that it was tough to like him but he’s found a role and that is as the guy who will do whatever it takes to get that yard. The type of desperation we’ve been aching for these past years.

          • The GP

            He’s slow. His elusiveness is non-existent. He can’t break runs to the outside.

            SO…. they’ve turned him into a power back for short yardage. He’s hardly Christian Okeye, the kid is ls 5’10” and 210.

            Who wants a 210 lb. power back for the goal line? Anyone?

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            I know it’s weird but the kid runs north south like a fucking dude on PCP. His power spin move and willingness to dive, stretch, earn every yard is such a huge departure from Forte that it’s a little embarrassing. Do I want him going to the edge? Naw.
            Do I want him in there on 2nd and 3 or 3rd and 1 between the 20’s? Fuck Yes. I’ve seen too much heart to not keep him as the 3rd back or splitting time at 2.

            On goal line I want UNREIN and LANGFORD.

            UNREIN/LANGFORD ’16

            Ebony and Ivory.

          • MB30SD

            I’m in!

            We just went to lunch here and saw this absurdity on a building rocky2016.com. Can’t be much worse than this fucking dude

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            was that for president….of the country?

          • MB30SD

            seriously.

          • Langford is a slasher.
            Slasher’s are violent. They hit the hole fast and hard (like my johnson).

            My only worry about Langford is if he can hold up with that style and body type.

            So far he’s every thing McFadden SHOULD’VE been, and that gives me man-boners.

            Carey is a roughneck too, and I like his attitude (on the field at least).

            Hopefully we can get a bad little KR/PR/GUnner as that 3rd HB, a young Sproles type to complete the trifecta.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Forte can’t break runs anymore either. For the goal line, I’m more interested in the 260lb Okoye type. Or Lasike behind Unrein. Or just Unrein carrying the ball.

        • Carlos Pendleton

          Thankyou

      • Carlos Pendleton

        Are you kidding, what have you been drinking and why waste a draft choice on another running back, we need o lineman and defense, the only reason why the Bears are so bad in the red zone is their line!!!!

        • The GP

          Karlos the Jackal –

          There’s a URFA out there who has more game than Carey.

          • Bender McLugh

            gotta disagree GP. Carey has shown some ferocity this year I didn’t know he had in him. I’d love to see him back.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Jacquizz Rodgers and Senorise Perry are Bears. Perry looked like our fastest back before he went down.

    • if forte can get starter role/money somewhere else, he’s certainly earned the chance to go get it. BUT. if he’s willing to take reduced dollars to be our change-of-pace back, make it happen.

      OR. he’d be a pretty fun slot receiver going up against linebackers and safeties.

    • AlbertInTucson

      I don’t think they can get a #2 for Bennett. If they can, they should RUN not walk to the checkout stand for that deal but I don’t think they can.

      • I’d guess a 4th or 5th.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Agree and at this point, I’d take either.

        • Davis went for a 6th, a Denver 6th,and. He’s not a douche

          • he’s older and has been less productive lately. But maybe they only get a 6th for him.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Surely Robbie is gone based on money alone. Who wants to pay him 8 million dollars over the next two years? Anyone? Bueller?

  • willbest

    On the whole misfit Emery pass rushers. Allen recently has said he is either taking a pay cut to play in Carolina next year or retiring. Well he didn’t say take a pay cut but, but the Panthers aren’t going to pay him 8 million for the numbers he is producing this year, which will be even worse when he is a year older.

    • Scharfinator

      Yeah, dumping him was the right choice. It’s too bad we bothered picking him up in the first place.

      • SC Dave

        I’d rather have had Peppers, and that’s saying something.

        • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

          Peppers wouldn’t not take a pay cut AND play for Mel Tucker.

          • AlbertInTucson

            And he got himself back in shape for the Packers.

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            Dropped.weight and his foot problems subsided

  • willbest

    Thinking ahead to the draft, I don’t think I have any particular preference on what they draft. Last year I wanted a tackle or OLB. This year it could be any defensive position, tackle, or guard.

    • MB30SD

      I….M…L….B.

      Period. This is Chicago, we’ve had shit there for far too long.

      • Trac
        • MB30SD

          He’s quite obviously a serious athlete, but injured and a question mark. Risky pick.

          • Trac

            If he falls to us and we’re picking around 10-15, the Bears gotta take him.

            A lot of people think he would transition to SS very nicely.

          • Bender McLugh

            pull a reverse Urlacher

          • Big Mike

            too early to know for me. But the development of 5 rookies this year puts us in a much better position than I thought we’d be in. $60 million in cap space won’t hurt, but I think Gase will opt for younger guys waiting to prove themselves. McPhee comes to mind. Instead of has beens hoping to get a year out or two out of them (Allen). Bushrod’s likely gone unless he takes a cut. The middle of the defense needs a couple pieces. ILB’s a nice place to start. Could we please find Luke Kuechly 2…

          • MB30SD

            dis

          • SC Dave

            Should have read ahead again. Ain’t happening. Those guys come along once a decade, at best. As a Bears fan, I feel enormously to have had 3.5 of them (Butkus counts extra).

          • Big Mike

            never winning crap with butkus was a head scratcher. We’re finding one dammit. 🙂

          • CanadaBear

            and Sayers!

          • Irish Sweetness

            Or just Luce Kuechly the first. Contract’s up for grabs in 2017.

          • DaMurph

            Jaylon Smith, ND… Possibly Ragland Bama

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            please god, get us an angry bad ass African American pass rushers and ILB’s and please baby jesus help us rid the squad of all white players outside of some OL, Mitch Unrein and Jay.
            I also want a black punter because black punters are weird dudes that are usually awesome?
            too racist?

          • DaMurph

            not at all, it is what it is! hahaha!

          • willbest

            We don’t play in a dome, need some guys with some northern European blood to be able to handle that kind of cold in December. Why do you think Brady always has a white slot guy?

          • SC Dave

            You left QB out. Racist.

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            Jay is our quarterback. He’s got a hot little white wife so he’s pretty much black as it is. haha, that was racist.

          • Don’t forget a Polish RG!

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            don’t be a racist you fucking racist. As long as he’s polish but not Wisconsin badger polish then that’s cool with me.

          • MB30SD

            this made me laugh out fucking loud…. IN A MEETING!

            Cunt.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Sounds like he ticks the boxes, just don’t use him as a pass-rusher.
          Timu is 6’0 240+. Might be a nice pairing inside.

      • Bender McLugh

        think Belechick will want to pay Jamie Collins? He’d look awfully nice in a Bears uniform…..I don’t even know if he’ll be available, I just WANT. THAT.

        • Pats are weird. Sometimes they do indeed let go of great players like Revis or Seymour.

          What I REALLY want is POX finding the next Collins for 2 dollars a season.

          • could have drafted Collins instead of Bostic… Collins went within the next 5 picks. Bostic was a classic Emery pick: looks like he should be a great player, runs like he should be a great player, has the brains of an unintelligent kindergartener, which (combined with shitty coaching) makes him a crappy football player.

      • SC Dave

        We do need one, but the one I wanted won’t be around for another ten years. Kuechlys don’t grow on trees.

        • MB30SD

          yep, but there are always Macks and perrymans and mayos to be had. We WANT an every 10 year kluchey/lach, but we NEED a dude at the level mentioned above.

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            exactly, there are a bunch of bad ass fucking LB’s in this league and we have NONE of them.

      • Irish Sweetness

        We’re picking 8th right now. You could have the cream of the crop, trade down, whatever.

  • The GP
    • DaBearsBlog

      I’m officially worried about you.

    • SC Dave

      While that’s a big much, I’m not all that impressed with Carey. And if Langford becomes the guy everyone studies up to stop instead of Matt Forte, expect a serious drop in Jeremy’s production.

  • The GP

    I guess nobody is chalking up bitcoins for Bub’s paywall, so more stuff is coming out free.

    Here’s some good slides from All-22 showing just how soft Kyle Fuller’s game is. His one pick was a squeeze zone where he could move down because the safety was coming down and Cousins threw a shit ball.

    But what these slides begin to tell the story about, is: Fuller is a awful man to man press corner. Even with zone corner scheme cushion, he’s often way off his man and does not close to the ball effectively.

    http://www.chicagofootball.com/photos/2015/12/15/64975419/?page=1

    • DaBearsBlog

      What’s odd is it’s week to week. I watched three or four games where he blanketed receivers and quarterbacks didn’t even consider throwing his way. I still believe, watching him, he’s a back to the end zone safety. He plays with great instincts when he’s facing the football.

      • Last week both CBs played very soft. To me that’s pretty clear they didn’t want to slip on wet, crappy turf and give up big play. Especially after Fuller did slip and fall early in the game.

      • The GP

        I think they were playing soft on the rain slicked turf, but it allowed Jordan Reed to run crossing routes with impunity all day long.

      • Bender McLugh

        Does Fuller hit & wrap enough to play safety though? I’m can’t say I’m convinced…..but I do agree he’s damn good with the play in front of him, different player.

        • DaBearsBlog

          Actually yes. He’s a good tackler.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Amos to SS, Fuller to FS sounds almost necessary at this point. Need to draft a corner then.

    • I really liked those slide shows last year, but not enough to pay for them. Glad they’re free again.
      Kevin Fishbain does good stuff.

  • The GP

    So this week’s big sports debates are whether a horse deserves a magazine cover and Pete Rose…for the 25th straight year. Lord.

    Jeff – this frumpus will soon end. The Donald has weighed in: he says to let Pete into Cooperstown.

    All hail the Donald! Our new president!

    #MakeAmericaGreatAgain

  • wreckinball

    Forte is gone and probably Robbie unless he’s lights out rest of the way
    Everyone else stays

    • Scharfinator

      You think Bennett stays?

      • wreckinball

        You need two tight ends
        I’m thinking they feel alright at TE now with Miller
        Bennett is over paid so they may dump him just a guess he gets another year
        They have a lot of gaping holes to fill

        • SC Dave

          Why on earth pay more for Bennett than for Forte? It boggles my mind.

      • Big Mike

        Too much$. He’s at like $8 million. If it weren’t for the attitude I’d like to see the Bears make a multiyear deal at 5-6 million a year for 3-4 years. But that’s probably low. So many variables. I’m really interested in this offseason. If Gase finds another 5 starters like he did this year, plus hitting on a few in free agency. Thank you very much.

        • Irish Sweetness

          8 million dollars. SMFH.

      • MB30SD

        HeGone!

        • DaMurph

          Agree, he is disruptive and possibly a cancer

      • That Guy

        We will trade him or keep him. He’s too productive to just cut.

        • Scharfinator

          We may make a token trade for him, like BMarsh, but it won’t really be a trade so much as a face saving cut.

    • Anonymous

      My suspicion is they will bring Robbie back — he’s due a whopping sum for a kicker — but he’ll be on a short leash and have to compete for his job.

      Forte will depend on the market. If there is little or no market for him, he will be back. If there is a market for him, he is gone.

      • SC Dave

        Everyone seems to discount the fact that Matt Forte just MAY want to finish his career in Chicago. He was paid on his last contract, and by all appearances Matt is a smart guy and its unlikely he has pissed away his fortune.

        I know my fandom gets in the way, but to me it really makes sense for Matt Forte to be a Bear. From both points of view.

        • willbest

          Forte’s kids are 2 and 0. I don’t know if he brought his family up here but he is from Louisiana originally. Now maybe he has some business investments that he would rather not upend with a move to a different state, but this state isn’t exactly friendly from a tax standpoint. He also hasn’t been particularly fond of the guys running the Bears organization. Basically, I don’t think his roots are as deep as you might like to believe.

          Then there is the psychological issues. Its easier to take a pay cut or a role reduction someplace else. Plus if he is going to take a pay cut, he will would probably prefer to find a more Super Bowl likely team than the Bears.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Agents rule. He’s gone. All about the Benjamins.

      • Irish Sweetness

        If anyone pays Robbie Gould four million dollars next year it better not be my Bears.

  • BearDown100393

    Willie Beamen Young.

  • The GP

    Rapey Ben calls out Vontaze as dirty – says Bengal fan is a filthy hater…

    http://pit.247sports.com/Bolt/Ben-Roethlisberger-calls-out-Vontaze-Burfict-Bengals-fans-42050992

    • Scharfinator

      DuR BIG BEN NO LIKE VONTAZE BIG BEN IS PURFICT NOT VONTAZE

    • MB30SD

      Ummm, he was falling AND was shoved from behind.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Looks like a cheap shot in the video to me.

    • AlbertInTucson

      This is npt exactly a shocking revelation about Burfect.

  • Big Mike

    who do the bears play this weekend. Yeah, that’s how much interest I have..

  • chitownproud85

    Kevin White news is auto-juice for next year. Do nothing through end of season/off season, and hype will still be created because our 1st Rounder with high ceiling from this year will play first snaps(hopefully) early next year. It’ll be like we got to pick twice! No reason to play him, and auto hype for next year makes it a no-brainer for the team.

    • willbest

      If they had won this week, I am convinced they would have put him on the 53.

      • Big Mike

        you really think so? I think that ship sailed when we tanked against the 9ers.

        • willbest

          Sure because if we won this week, the only help we would have needed was for GB to beat Minnesota in GB. So you put him on the 53, you leave him inactive, you keep him practicing, and if you do win a couple down the stretch you have him healthy and in football shape for the playoffs.

          • Big Mike

            I don’t think your scenario gets us in the playoffs. Even if we win out. Are you sure?

          • willbest

            The outcomes of week 13 being what they were, if the Bears had won Sunday, the only thing they would have needed to happen is for the Packers to beat the Vikings in week 17. We would have had tiebreakers on Atlanta, Bucs, minny and only one of the eagles/giants could make it to 9-7 as they play each other in week 17.
            In truth we aren’t even eliminated from playoff contention right now if we win out. Except now we need a lot of help. Vikings need to lose out. Atlanta needs another conference loss, and only 1 team in the NFCE can get to 8-8 or above. Which is made harder by the Giants needing to beat the Vikings.

          • SC Dave

            Except for the part ahbout winning out, you mean. Absolutely no certainty to that; in fact highly unlikely.

          • willbest

            I been saying for a couple weeks now, the most difficult part of making the playoffs for the Bears are themselves. The NFC has been especially competitive this year resulting in a free for all on the 6th seed.

          • Big Mike

            so had we beaten the 9ers and the skins, we’d be controlling our own destiny? SMH. Fucking kickers.

          • willbest

            Worse than that a 10-6 bears would have had an outside chance at taking the division for the #3 seed.

          • Irish Sweetness

            This.

    • Big Mike

      I’ve said for a couple weeks, we’re going into 2016 with 10 picks, 2 first rounders, $60 million of cap space and an identity. Feels right. If Gase can knock another draft stiff, (4 starters +K.White), great scrap heap pick ups and a few free agents that live up to or exceed their contracts, we’re set.

      • BillW

        I think you mean Pace when you are saying Gase.

        • Big Mike

          yeah. Thanks.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Nine picks and only one first rounder, Mike. And both extra picks are at the bottom of the 6th. Where did you imagine the other one came from?

        • They add in a top 10 pick from last year in Kevin White, who will basically be a rookie next year after never seeing the practice field this year.

        • Big Mike

          Counting Kevin white 🙂 Those 6th round picks can be packaged to move up. They are decent chips for Pace. He’s been pretty good at finding guys.

      • That Guy

        I think everyone agrees that the Bears will improve next season. This year we’re probably looking at a game or two under .500 (unless we win out). Next season, we have more talent, another year in the same system and probably an easier schedule (though I think the AFC South will improve). There’s a lot of good coming this off-season.

        But that’s for next month. Right now, we’ve got three games to play. That’s all the players care about and that’s all I care about. Every game is a gift. Enjoy the show.

        • Big Mike

          We’ve never exchanged posts before. I’m the most “enjoy every game guy you’ll meet”. In nearly 50 years of Bears fandom, I have always taken in the full season’s worth of games with full gusto. From great to horrible. We only get a handful of Bears games every year. With that said, last year when Trestman nearly destroyed the franchise, I was cleaning my man-cave’s rugs during one December game. The game was on, but I really couldn’t watch.

          This off season and next season’s prospects are so high, that it is hard to not look forward. Winning out is the goal. Ruining the Vikings’ season is the goal. Get’s harder and harder to thing that’s realistic as the Bears keep putting guys on IR. I’ve never seen a season where the starting units, never started.

    • SC Dave

      Kevin White is nothing. I can’t get excited about a guy who has never played a down in the NFL.

      • You never got excited about a draft pick? Sayers? Butkus? Sweetness?

        Never know.

        • CanadaBear

          I’m very excited but that’s just me. Pace did pretty good with his other picks so why would his first pick be different. Hopefully he will come back good as new and the Beloved find out what they have in him.

          • willbest

            Because he is a burner with a metal pin in his leg. A 0.2 second drop in your 40 is the difference between being open and covered in the NFL.

          • CanadaBear

            Hence the “come back good as new” qualifier.

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            haha, except he’s going to be replacing Cam Meredith, Marc Mariani, Josh Bellamy. Significant upgrade….plus he’s jacked. I predict a nice redshirt freshman season.

        • SC Dave

          Not when they get a broken leg before camp

  • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene
    • willbest

      Wonder if this is a case of somebody sniffing around, or the Bears trying to get some live game experience for their practice squad guys.

      • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

        John Timu is an aggressive guy and I know I thought both J.Anderson and J. Timu both looked better than Mason Foster, Jones and Shea in the preseason. Anderson has been ‘meh’ as of late and it’s time for some fresh blood. Shea is bad and I can’t watch him be slightly above average any longer. I want a true Bears ILB…..or 2. Please god.

        • MB30SD

          you (and dave) wish his cracker ass was slightly above average. hahahaha

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            I want my Bears linebackers to make plays. I want legitimate playmaking ILB’s. Watching Shea and Christian Jones get faked out of their jocks on every playaction, crossing route and misdirection run is sad. Watching them not attack the line of scrimmage is even more sad.
            A lot of teams have angry athletic smart MLB or ILB’s. We Do Not.

          • MB30SD

            dis.

            Dude, how much would we love to have other team’s second best LB like Davis in carolina and brooks in SF. Sheeeeit, Vontazee would be a MASSIVE upgrade over shae.

            Our linebackers haven’t been chicago for years… and it sucks to watch.

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene
          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene
          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene
          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene
          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            lot’s of teams have playmakers and it changes the complexion of your D and what teams can do against you. We’ve got JAG’s in there and compared to the other guys in the league they are not measuring up.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Timu will get into those gaps and get after people.

    • This is nice. I guess the Bears decided TEs can’t run all over us like Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl.

      The ironic part is that I don’t think Timu can cover, but the jury is still out, so why not?

      While we’re at it, we can try Tayo out at RG.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Tayo to RT. Kyle to RG. Have both guys play the positions they’ve been playing to get them into the NFL. Nothing to lose now.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Now we’re talkin’. Bang-bang!

  • Well, I’ve been MIA for a bit, and like clockwork this blog devolutionizes into some post-apocalyptic electronic landscape, and not even the cool type like MadMax or Red Dawn, but the sad pathetic type, like Idiocracy.

    Anywho. I’m back, so get it together, ladies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0GW0Vnr9Yc

    We’ve been out of the playoffs since the PS. Most (rational fans) wanted competitive football and a chance at the WC in Dec.

    That’s exactly what we got, and naturally, some put the bar higher once we did become competitive.

    WTF?

    It’s like going to a bar after a bad divorce, and your pals hook you up with a free lay.

    That’s all you wanted was to get laid. A layup. But then you bitch that she didn’t swallow.

    You SHOULD focus on the getting a free poon part, ingrates!

    • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

      the Leslie Nielsen double slap…..

      • If I had superpowers, it wouldn’t be flying, or being invisible.

        It would be the ability to do the Leslie Nielson double slap across the internet and radio.

        • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

          I love the quick look back to the nun about the phone call then back for a quick slap.

          • MB30SD

            LINK!

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            the youtube link above

          • MB30SD

            DOH!

            gorsh dorn, they don’t make em like that no mo

          • This is where my double-slap super power would come in handy.

            Get it. Handy?

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            Waffle’s Chreestmas list of human flesh:
            Unrein to remain at fullback but used more during non goal line plays and all the fucking time on goal line plays even as a decoy.
            2 actual NFL inside linebackers that can attack the line of scrimmage as well as not let 3rd string TE’s become Shannon Sharpe every game.
            Fuller moved from bump and run cover corner…where he sucks…to a back to the goal line slot corner or safety.
            Game changing 3-4 D End and passrushing 3-4 OLB. Someone on draft day that gives you a bone when you watch him walk to the podium. Someone that can make a QB make a dumb fucking throw into coverage.
            A huge badass OG OG, an original gangsta Guard from some SEC school that can pair up with Long and solidify the right side of the line so we don’t get Omamee’d anymore.
            A real Free Safety for gods sake. It’s been fucking years. You may have to pay somebody.
            A consistent long snapper.
            That is my list for now.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            not bad list. i just want one thing on my Chreestmas list of human flesh:

            http://thechive.com/2015/12/15/whos-that-girl-from-the-carls-jr-ad-28-hq-photos/

          • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene

            Hubster just quoted a stat that Unrein has been in on 8 goal line plays with 8 touchdowns. Gase, please don’t over think.

  • Cutty of Olivet Nazarene
    • willbest

      Damn shame.

    • Trac

      Love that guy but we all knew didn’t we? At least he might get some hardware outta the deal in Carolina. Hope he does.

      • MB30SD

        me toos. love me some peanutz

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like CAR is getting thin in the secondary or at that second CB spot. But they still have Josh Norman who has surpassed Revis and Sherman as the best CB in the game.

  • Like I said since PS. It’s not that we have AWFUL guys, simply that most of them are JAGs.

    However, some players I feared would be JAGs flash and look like playmakers.

    McPhee is one. And while it’s easy to smirk, “Well, yeah, he was a highpriced FA” not all of them pan out, and McPhee couldn’t disengage a block in the PS.

    Amos, ditto. I like the draftee, ESP when compared to fucking Vereen (couldn’t stand that pick.).

    Long at RT was a complete fucking half-court shot. How many RGs can hold up at RT? Answer, maybe just Long (and he only played college football for like 1 whole year). Is he the answer there? Who knows? but we can live with him there, and RGs are a dime a dozen (that Niner RG is set to become an FA next offseason).

    Goldman started strong, hit a wall, but now seems competent. At the end of the year, I’m gonna stack him up to the other NTs that were in his tier (Shelton, Malcom Brown, etc) I think he’ll rank favorably.

    Both Langford and Carey can make up Forte’s production. Whether they have is durability and dedication, no one knows, but that could be said for all new blood going forward.

    Porter has shown he’s an NFL starter and an upgrade over Jennings.

    We also know what we DON’T need.

    Forte. Gould. Wilson.

    Others still remain a mystery, like Fuller, Rolle, all our ILBs, and DEs, etc but I trust POX will have no issue upgrading any of those positions next off-season

    They’re not really sentimental. How many guys did they bench or cut after bad spells? It’s refreshing.

    The only one I worry about is Shea. They might be infatuated with his “upside”. Every coaching staff has a teacher’s pet project that they never seem to accurately evaluate or keep around for some mysterious reason (Webb, AJ Hawk, etc) and I fear Shea might be that pet for the Bears.

    But all-in-all, I feel good about this team overall going into the future and still look forward to watching them compete for the rest of ’15.

    • Anonymous

      Amos has been a nice surprise but seems to have hit a wall too. His last two games have been bad to atrocious.

      Two simple observations about Amos. 1) he can tackle (except when Blaine Gabbert is juking him), 2) I don’t know if he is much of a cover safety.

    • Johnnywad

      Shea is something they don’t need. He’s had enough time in Chicago to show something. He hasn’t. Different coaches schemes and positions and I still have yet to see the athleticism anywhere that suggests he should be a starting NFL ILB. Time to move on.

  • willbest

    Hate to break it to you Jeff, by any objective measure of the situation, Obama was instrumental in ISIS coming to power.

    • Trac

      In the last days, the Lord shall cause a strong delusion to fall upon them.

      http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/40-mind-blowing-quotes-barack-hussein-obama-islam-christianity/

      • Lol. Is this the same guy who has ordered more drone attacks on muslims than GW in his wettest dream?

      • MB30SD

        Fuck all that shit. I have my get out of jail free card (chosen), and my gold AK bitches.

        Fuck all the zombies. I’m gonna rain down unholy Semite fire and lead upon the unchosen.

        Maybe I’ll leave spot for you in my huge pirate boat (with the Magen David flag flying) if you’re nice trac.

        • Trac

          Are you awake now my boykie. Don’t drive angry. Hahahaha

      • MB30SD

        Yikes!

        Dude, this ain’t texas… boyyyaaah!

    • Cubsnlinux

      What? You have no clue about middle eastern politics and/or their cultural complexities do you?

      • willbest

        *yawn* you bore me

    • That Guy

      If you make that assertion, you have to say Bush Jr. was as well. And that’s not an indefensible position to take.

      • willbest

        Yes Bush killed the evil mostly secular dictators that were killing off ISIS as threats to their own power. Bush then left our troops there to prop up his token democracy and prevent the power vacuum. Obama in the interest of saying he brought our guys back, left, leaving ISIS to do pretty much what they want. He then backed that up with indifference as they grew. He has also mostly been taking the enemy of my enemy as ISIS tries to take over Syria because well Assad is Putins boy and we can’t have that. The Saudis want their pipeline to Europe.

        To be honest I am having a hard time trying to figure out what the U.S. Would do differently if its goal were to create a pan Arab caliphate or start world war 3

        • Cubsnlinux

          smh

  • Doc Nitty

    Went to a civil war battle site, took a tour of the Makers Mark Distillery, and nobody I know got killed in South Central L.A.

    I have to say it was a good day.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Which site?

      • Doc Nitty
        • AlbertInTucson

          Didn’t know that one.

          I’ve been to Fredricksburg/Spotsylvania in Virginia and Lookout Mountain.] in Tennessee.

          Only Civil War battle in Arizona was a VERY small engagement at Picacho Peak about 30 miles North of Tucson.

          • Doc Nitty

            This was my first. It was pretty damn cool.

          • MB30SD

            just watch out for the banjo. If someone starts pickin’ behind you, run and don’t look back

          • Doc Nitty

            I look more like the locals here than the locals.

          • MB30SD

            Hahahaha

  • In case any of you lurkers wanna celebrate Festivus with me in L.A…

    http://laist.com/2015/11/30/whats_the_deal_with_la.php

  • Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reports 49ers RG Alex Boone is likely done for the season with a “slight” MCL tear.

    Cole insists Boone’s injury is not “serious,” but it’s enough to keep him out for the final three regular season games. An impending free agent, 28-year-old Boone will be one of the hottest nameson the open market this spring. – Roto

    ——

    Is Boone that good? The Fangio 9er connection can def work in our fav. That and straight cash, homie.

    • MB30SD

      oh, well…. herrrrooooooo

    • That Guy

      I’m sure he’s solid, the Niners had a great line under Harbaugh. But I wouldn’t break the bank on a guard signing the first day. Let another team overpay, we need to spend the big money elsewhere.

  • Not sure where Jones could slide in at OLB. Bears are three deep there heading into next season already. – Jeff

    I concur. It’s not as if Shea/Jones/Anderson/Timu are dog shit, but they’re not alpha.

    We can def upgrade the position and those guys will be nice depth and should make for a killer sp teams.

    Any draftniks know the ILB front runners thus far?

  • Irish Sweetness

    New trailer, new footage for Ep. VII.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4fA-0l8Cp8

    • EnderWiggin

      Thursday @ 10:30. When you going?

    • MB30SD

      #nerdzrulez

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