• Trac

    Where’s the beef? Hahaha

  • GPLDAN

    Be kinda cool if the Super Bowl went to the 70s duds:

    http://www.nfl.com/photos/0ap3000000460934/0ap3000000460951

  • BearDown100393

    The game ball should be inflated at half field after the coin flip.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    . @PressCoverage16 If Cutler and Gase don’t get along, Cutler shouldn’t play. Commit to the new coaching staff.”

    I don’t think there’s any doubt. Cutler will have to “Go along or move along.”

  • GPLDAN

    Team Irvin beat Team Carter last night in a squeaker. Exciting, exciting stuff. Or…. not.

    The unis looked straight out of Rollerball and the style of play was reminiscent of when Cosell called the Superstars on ABC.

    • willbest

      The one thing I think they did right was moving to a draft. I at least find that interesting enough to look up what happened. I still down watch the games though.

    • BerwynBomber

      Funny you mention Superstars because the NFL would be smart to have a Pro Bowl weekend and center it around the season/league awards and a non-contact skills competition. Can’t imagine either being worse than the game.

      • willbest

        F skills. They should bust out the American gladiators set

  • CanadaBear

    Skimmed the Trib’s article about Nessman to the Ravens. They glossed over one year of his professional resume. Any guesses which year?

  • CanadaBear

    I know I’m preaching to the choir here but I have to get this off my chest. Peter King’s rebuttal to Sherman’s quote saying Goodell and Kraft are good friends and nothing will come of deflategate, sounds like a 13 year-old Pats fan. Which should be expected since he’s the #1 cheerleader for the Pats in the national media. The one that really pissed me off was his handling of Ernie Banks passing. He does have a nice little chart about Ernie’s best years but then makes some reference to a Seinfeld sketch. After that, he says Ernie is in the same league with Cal Ripken and Derrick Jeter as far as baseball icons. Really? Everyone loved Ernie. Nobody West of the Mississippi gives a fuck about Ripken and Jeter.

    • huntinbare

      I believe since Banks broke the “power myth”at shortstop; one might include all future shortstops “in” Mr. Banks’ league. He was a beautiful human being…beautiful human beings are concerned about the weakness of some commentarian’s words…He flys high above the media and he always did …win or lose for Ernie life was a blessing.

      • CanadaBear

        I guess that’s the part that really galled me. Ernie was arguably the most beloved sports figure (not just baseball) in the US. To compare him to Jeter and Ripken is ludicrous. He even denigrated Ernie’s HR total by saying something about adjusting the total due to Wrigley Field. Newsflash PK the wind blows in more than it blows out at Wrigley. Yes the power alleys at 368 are short but the wall is between 11.5-15′ and dead center is 400. 350 down the lines are probably the longest dimensions in the MLB. Not to mention the most important fact, Ernie never once got to bat against Cubs pitching! If PK can’t write a better tribute than he did, why bother?

    • SC Dave

      While I agree it sounds like at 13yo Pats fan, it’s no doubt true.

      • CanadaBear

        If you didn’t read it (and I hope you didn’t waste your time) PK’s retort was something about the fine and loss of a draft pick in spygate to prove Goodell is not going to go easy on the Pats. If Goodell did nothing after spygate he would not be the commish. He had to do something when it was obvious they did it and they gained a clear advantage doing it.

  • John Doe

    So there is interest in Nick Foles but not Jake Cutler? Thanks, Phil Emery.

    NFLTradeRumors.co @nfltrade_rumors · 1h1 hour ago

    Report: Rams, Titans & Texans Among Teams Interested In Trading For Eagles QB Nick Foles http://bit.ly/1yIQT9k

    • willbest

      Maybe word is out Chicago plans to keep Cutler. Or maybe it is in response to the rumors that Chip Kelly wants to move up for Mariota

      • Irish Sweetness

        They’re business men, everything has a price. Jake is never off the table.

    • Foles is much younger and cheaper. You can have Foles for 10 years, while Cutler is a 3-4 year rental at best.
      Plus Foles is more likely available than Cutler. So all in all, completely different situations.

      • John Doe

        funny you didn’t bring $$. That is the number one reason teams will not interested in trading for Jake Cutler.

        Who will willingly take up that contract? Especially when Jake did not live up to it in year 1 of the contract.

        • I didn’t bring up money? Read my first sentence again.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Kromer ain’t got time to read.

          • BerwynBomber

            Name-calling for something as innocuous as that?

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            Whose name-calling? He didn’t read the post and then bitched about it. Talk about Cutty obsessed. Holy sheeeit.

          • BerwynBomber

            Calling someone Kromer isn’t name-calling? Yeah, okay. You’re about as honest as Tom Brady.

          • MikeBrownhadaPosse

            You prefer sanctimonious dick? You have to admit it is catchier than John doe.

          • BerwynBomber

            I like JD but I’m also impartial to Cutler’s future as a Bear. Don’t Caaaarrreee, as the case might be.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Possible Predator reference … check.

        • willbest

          Foles has 1 year on his contract. So I guess in theory you get him for $600k for a year and then you can franchise him for $18 million or so in 2016, and save some money. But odds are you are signing him to a 4-5 year extension 3 seconds after you trade for him, which means you are giving him a Cutler contract anyway.

          • BerwynBomber

            Yeah but you get a free year to see what you have.

          • willbest

            Well free in the sense that you gave up two 2nd rounds and a 5th for him.

          • I think the first scenario would be more likely.

          • willbest

            No its not.
            1) You don’t give up the treasure trove of draft picks to get Foles if you plan on having him show you something
            2) You don’t kneecap yourself in the draft unless you are acquiring a franchise player
            3) You don’t alienate your most important skill player by telling him “no deal this year, and if you are unreasonable next year we are lining up the franchise tag for you”

          • 1. Never said any team would give up the treasure trove. My guess, a 3rd and conditional, if that.
            2. No treasure trove, no handicap. Wherever he lands, I doubt he’ll blow it up, and as such, won’t demand a king’s ransom in 2016. Probably what Sanchize will get this next FA.
            3. I don’t think it’s alienating a player by letting him play out his last rookie year. Just tell him he’s competing for a QB spot. Lots of so-so rooks on their last contract year are allowed to play.

            Now, if he were truly a “franchise” player, then yeah, you don’t mess around, but Foles is not there yet.

            It’s sorta like with Cutler. Emery didn’t want to let him play on his last year (non-rookie, obviously), and now he get’s a bunch of crap for it.

            At the time, Emery did consider Cutler a franchise QB, so it makes sense.

            Whether he’s truly a “franchise” qb is still to be determined with the magic 8ball saying “doubtful”; hence the 20/20 outrage.

          • willbest

            Because Nick Foles is considerably inferior to Matt Cassel, who the chief’s paid a 2nd for? Or Carson Palmer who the raiders traded a 1st and 2nd for. Or the Chief’s who paid two 2nds for Alex Smith.

            Foles is a proven NFL top 15 starting QB, and even with his off year he still ranked 13th in QBR right by Wilson. He isn’t going for less than a 1st.

            Why? Because if you are the Texans with the 16th overall pick or hell even the Rams at #10, who are you drafting that is going to be a bigger upgrade for your team than Nick Foles?

      • Foles has also proven that he could take care of the ball (in his first year). Cutler has not .

        • BerwynBomber

          Agreed. Whole host of reasons why teams would be more interested in Foles than Cutty, but I do wonder if Foles’ Rodgers-like TD/INT ratio a couple of years ago was a bit random. Not that the kid will ever turn into a Cutty-like TO machine but his numbers were pretty insane that year.

          • I argued that the Eagles might be a dark-horse team for Mariotta a few months backs, and ppl thought I was crazy (after all, they have TWO starts – Foles/Sanchize).
            But now the rumors are swirling. It makes perfect sense to me, and in the off-chance Mariotta does fall to #7, I bet the Eagles would give us a bounty for him.

            It’s not highly likely, but a lot of folks don’t seem to think much of him. I would give it a 5% chance of him falling to #7.

    • CanadaBear

      Breaking News! Cutler responsible for blizzard in NYC.

      • BerwynBomber

        Think he was blaming PE.

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        naw i think it’s a butterfly effect type event.

        air was rapidly released from a couple dozen footballs causing the generation of a low pressure system, therefore causing the blizzard.

      • Irish Sweetness

        He dropped a cold snap on NY?

        I’ll get my coat …

    • BerwynBomber

      What is the endgame for the Iggles w/out Foles? Sanchez as a bridge? A trade for a slot to select Mariota?

      Btw, will be interesting to see who the Bears pull-in as a back-up if Cutler is kept. Cutler’s salary will limit their choices. In fairness to Cutty, this is true with most high-paid QBs. Usually you have to go cheap on the back-up when you’re paying the starter elite money. One exception was DAL where Jerra paid Neckbeard half of a king’s ransom a couple of years ago to back-up Romo. But that’s Jerra.

      • John Doe

        If Tampa Bay picks a QB, it will make Mike Glennon expendable. Bears should go after Glennon and offer Lovie Sutton for Glennon straight up exchange. It is the best deal Lovie is going to get considering both are 3rd rounders.

        In the FA market, Hoyer is worth looking (he is definitely better than Clausen. or Ryan Fitzpatrick (not sure if he is a FA) but Dowell Loggains has worked with both of them.

        • Hoyer definitely better than Clausen? I don’t know about that.
          Most of the upcoming QB FAs are about the same, just gotta pick your weakness.
          Sanchize is a turnover machine. Hoyer is underwhelming at nearly every level, too inconsistent. Locker is irractic and inj prone. Etc etc.

          Glennon looks limited, but I agree, he is intriguing, but about up to par with Clausen IMO.

          I actually thought Glennon might develop into a poor man’s Flacco, but he got benched for a reason.

      • willbest

        You think Clausen showed anybody anything where they would be willing to give him more than a 2-year 3-mil deal? I imagine Clausen gets signed to the Bears before FA begins.

        • BerwynBomber

          No but that ties into my point: Clausen will be a cheap back-up. They might be all the Bears will pony up for.

        • Irish Sweetness

          If they did get rid of Fales, Clausen is a good guy to have as 3rd string.

      • SC Dave

        It is possible for Mariota to drop to us anyway? Think I’d have to take him, or trade down for more picks if it comes to that. Probably the former.

        Let him cool his heels on the bench for a season or two ala Rodgers.

        • John Doe

          No way Mariota is getting past Jets.

          Even if he somehow is available at #7, I doubt a team that wants him will trade with Bears. The two teams picking after Bears – Falcons and Giants – are not looking for QB and they would be trading partner for someone wanting Mariota and cost less in terms of trading up.

          Rams are at #10 and they definitely need a QB.

          • You never know though. If Mariotta sinks to #7 a bunch of teams will be vying to to trade up, and they won’t want to risk a bidding war.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Hearing strongly Jay is not on the market.

      • willbest

        You are going to make the majority of your outspoken posters weep with that post.

        • BerwynBomber

          And make even many more pop champagne with it.

      • SC Dave

        Have Pace and Fox decided already? I thought Jay was home with the kids – did they do some interviews?

        I sure hope it is not MORE restrictions on the organization for the sake of Jay Cutler.

        • CanadaBear

          I can’t imagine that happening.

      • How about Jake Cutler, is he on the market?

        Nice for the coaching staff to keep their options open (SMH).

      • BearDown100393

        Exactly. Who the hell wants Jake Cutler as a babysitter????

      • Irish Sweetness

        There are maybe two players in the NFL not on the market. All things have a price.

  • GPLDAN

    Go full screen HD, lots of GoPro fun for winter

    • Sactowns#1

      Man I sure hope it snows soon here in CA. I’ve only gone up 4 times this year and that was all in December.

      • Cormonster

        No snow in the Sierra’s this year? That would suck with the mountains so close.

        • CanadaBear

          Not to mention drought conditions later this year.

        • Sactowns#1

          I get my season pass every year, the last two seasons really have me rethinking that strategy. We haven’t had a single day of rain in Jan. And Canada is right, the summer will be brutal if this continues.

  • GPLDAN

    ESPN 2 has First Take with Stephen Smith and Skip Bayless talking about the Deflatriots.

    Skip looks like he skinned a Tabby Cat and glued it to his head.

  • GPLDAN

    Rumors are that Trestman agreed to leave and coach Kubiak’s revamped system instead of his own. That nobody else wanted to inherit somebody else’s playbook. But Trestman, being a sniveling Grima Wormtounge wannabe, readily agreed to do so.

    • BearDown100393

      Kubiak also has 3 sons. Giving up the playbook was the easy part to getting this job.

      • willbest

        I am not understanding this.

        • SC Dave

          Meaning Trestman beat 3:1 nepotism odds to get the job.

          • BearDown100393

            3 sons, 2 daughters, throw out the playbook….

  • willbest

    I take it 30 touches/game is considered too much wear and tear on our aging RB?

    Trestman knew he was gone after thanksgiving, and coached to build his resume tape. If he thought he would have been around next year we would have seen a lot more out of the bottom of the roster including Karey.

  • Bear Down in Tampa

    Least favorite part of the video: Replay of Grossman celebrating and Jim Nantz saying “Rex Grossman, you are spotted a 7 point lead.”

  • GPLDAN
  • BerwynBomber

    So Brady’s feelings are hurt? Good lord.

    Btw, B&B talking speedy wideouts with Bowen in the top three rounds. Not so sure. Seems like a want more than a need and the D has too many needs.

    • Big Mike

      It’s the one item on offense (if the OL comes back healthy) that I would have wanted with Trestman. Some of the needs will get taken care of in FA. WR is a good position to draft. Some of the spots on D will need to be FA. I’d like a FB type to in the 6th or 7th round. All the rest of the draft to D.

      • Kuhn might become an FA. any takers?

        • BerwynBomber

          32 or 33 years old, I believe. Btw, I wonder if the Cheese will let Cobb walk.

        • Big Mike

          I love that guy. But I think there is value in drafting a Fb

        • EnderWiggin

          I heard a rumor that if Kuechly ever tackles Kuhn – A hole will open up in the Earth and suck everyone to hell.

  • John Doe

    Cheaters have “found” their lowly fall guy in Ballghazi and will offer him up..

    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer · 16m16 minutes ago

    Breaking news: sources tell @FOXSports the NFL has zeroed in on a locker room attendant w Patriots who … http://m.tmi.me/1eXHpm

    • BerwynBomber

      Heard that. How very un-surprising. It’s like when Sosa didn’t know how his bat got corked.

      • CanadaBear

        Sammy only used that bat in BP just to put on a show for the fans. No idea how that bat got mixed in with his game bats. Those damn bat boys are always causing trouble.

        I can’t get worked up over deflategate. I think the wireless headsets always fritzing out at the most inopportune moments of games at Foxboro was by far a bigger deal.

        • willbest

          Considering the Bears turned off the game clock against Tampa, who are we to judge.

          • CanadaBear

            No doubt. I don’t think the Bears are even devious enough to do that intentionally. Esp, with the Eagle Scout as HC. Soldier Field’s surface has always been an advantage. People act like nobody else cheats. I can’t imagine what happens at the bottom of the pile when there is a scrum for a fumble.

          • But there are certain “advantages” that everyone has agreed upon. Playing surface is one of the. Grass, field turf, back in the run-and-shoot Oilers days, astro-turf, etc.

            Even loudness (Chiefs, Seahawks) to a certain extent.
            Also, like in Vegas, what goes on at the bottom of the pile, stays at the bottom of the pile. That’s been since forever, and I don’t think that’s cheating either.

            Since two teams (at least) are complaining about deflated balls, I’m assuming that tactic is NOT universally condoned, and as such, constitutes cheating.

            Though I agree with you. The Bears aren’t savvy enough to cheat with the clock.

          • SC Dave

            Loudness, so long as it’s not artificially enhanced feeding if back through the PA system, is all part of home field advantage. Certainly don’t want to take that away.

          • CanadaBear

            Agree but the loudest stadiums are routinely accused of doing just that.

          • SC Dave

            Yeah, I know.

        • BerwynBomber

          Well, you’re a fan of Brady so maybe that explains some of your indifference. Or do I have that wrong?

          Anyway, I think any time a person or a group of people or an organizations cheats, it is a big deal. So it is a punitive transgression.

          But where it gets silly is when sportswriters across America decide to be the arbiters of morality and not vote in guys into, say, the Baseball HOF because of steroids. To me that is nonsense.

          So to that end, I certainly would not wish for Brady or Belichick to be that denied that post-career honor because of this, and God knows the NFL is not going to make of one them sit out the SB … but if the league can connect the dots to them I don’t know why they would not punish them at the beginning of next season.

          • CanadaBear

            When did I become a fan of Brady? You assume a lot.

          • BerwynBomber

            Oh, I thought you were. Anyway, what’s with the “assume a lot” stuff? I know you get damn testy about Cutler but I said, “do I have that wrong?” No need for attitude.

          • CanadaBear

            BB nothing personal but you assumed I was a big Cutler fan and then again with Brady. I haven’t a clue where either one of those came from. Thus the assume a lot comment.

    • Sactowns#1

      I now hate the Pats even more. Gonna throw some poor schlub under the bus. Guy probably makes $30k a year and now they’ll take that away from him just so they can save face. Billacheat and Brady should hold their manhoods cheap.

      • CanadaBear

        i doubt even that happens. Otherwise, he’ll be on every sports talk show in the US telling all.

      • I’m gonna guess there’s gonna be a “deep throat” down the line that spills all the beans.
        And it will probably be on TMZ or Frontline or some other outlet that isn’t the NFL’s bitch like ESPN.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          you are probably right about TMZ getting the scoop. If ESPN actually did some investigative reporting and had the balls to report it, that would really shore up their credibility a bit instead of looking like a bunch of corporate shills.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      maybe water boarding him to get some answers on who told him to do it.

    • I thought the questions to Brady were weak sauce. I would have asked him this, point blank.
      “Did you order, or IMPLY, to anyone to deflate the balls?”
      Brady would have sheeply replied “no”. Then I would’ve followed up.
      “Are you willing to testify to that under oath or a lie detector test?”

      That would have cleared a lot, because then that would’ve almost forced him to do so under oath or a lie detector test. The media would be clamoring for such.

      But instead, it was a bunch of question he could squirm his way out of.

      And yeah, doesn’t surprise me they’re throwing some christians to the lions.

      • willbest

        Yes but then your news organization would mysteriously not get player interviews going forward.

  • WP4Life

    thanks for above Hester vid. Feels like forever that it has been fun to watch the Bears!

    • Big Mike

      I went and looked at a video of all 19 of his returns. What was amazing is that the Bears were either leading before his return, or after it in almost all of them. We used to be good.

      • willbest

        Well I wouldn’t go that far, but used to sit down on Sunday and get up 3.5 hours later, and not want to break something even if we lost.

        • Big Mike

          When he broke into the league for the next few years, every Sunday I expected the Bears to win.

          • CanadaBear

            I thought they would win except against the top-tier teams. That seems so long ago.

          • Big Mike

            Even then, I never expected to get whooped and we won a few of those games.

          • CanadaBear

            I was always disappointed for sure when we lost.

  • CanadaBear

    Interesting take on the Bears roster. Only real disagreement is Kyle Fuller rated as bad. Not that he was great but bad seems harsh. Although the last few games he was a mess.

    http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12179331/how-many-players-away-super-bowl-team

    • Trac

      C.J. Mosley. Smh!

    • BerwynBomber

      Link doesn’t load for me past MIA. But might be my machine, ISP speed, processor, etc.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Have you tried equipment built in THIS Century?

        Just KIDDING.

        Two times ago I got a new computer because when I tried to load Turbo-Tax, the software told me

        “Sorry, Mr. Flintstone, but we no longer support your Stone Age operating system.

        This year it was a motherboard assassinated by leaking capacitors.

    • TheBigCheesy

      peyton manning was listed as average

      • CanadaBear

        I only checked the Bears.

      • Johnnywad

        You remember the time the Packers had the Seahawks beat to earn a trip to the Super Bowl? Good times. Good times.

        • TheBigCheesy

          yeah. it would sting pretty bad if the packers hadn’t won a superbowl in the last 30 years. But they won a few years ago, so I’m sure I’ll get over it.

          • Johnnywad

            I’m secretly glad you’re back. I did thoroughly enjoy that collapse though.

          • TheBigCheesy

            i’d be a little disappointed if you hadn’t enjoyed it

  • John Doe

    So Trestman found new job, Kromer found new job, Pasqualoni, Reggie Herring, Tucker, Joe Decamillis all found jobs. Kromer even got a raise as OL Coach in Buffalo.

    Only Phil Emery, Matt Cavanaugh and Jon Hoke are without jobs.

    • BerwynBomber

      Although Tucker obviously took a big step backward going from NFL DC to positional coach in the college ranks.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Goosebumps every time I see that run.

  • Shady

    Stephen Campbell Jan 26, 2015

    At the end of the 2014-15 regular season it appeared a divorce between Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears was a very realistic possibility, which caused TopBet.eu to release odds on where the signal caller would start for the 2015-16 NFL campaign. But as of Monday, the book moved those chances in Chicago’s favor.

    After opening the Monsters of the Midway at -160, the sportsbook adjusted that number to -250 Monday. The rest of the list is as follows:

    Tennessee Titans +400
    Buffalo Bills +600
    New York Jets +700
    St. Louis Rams +1,000
    Houston Texans +1,000
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1,500
    Washington Redskins +1,800
    Cleveland Browns +2,000

    Interested in placing a wager on who the Vanderbilt product will suit up for next season? Visit TopBet.eu now.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Who to root for (or against?) in SB XLIX.

    Arrogant, lying, cheating Pats

    or

    Annoying, mouthy, off-putting Seahawks?

    And remember, death is not an option.

    While Russell Wilson seems pretty likeable, he’s more than offset by the likes of Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch.

    We liked Gronkowski out here at UA but Belicheat and Brady trying to explain away the obvoius tapering is god-awful. And then there’s Marshawn Lynch-East, AKA, LeGarrett Blount.

    Talk about the Devil and the deep blue sea.

    • Thisguy_justsaid

      Pats all the way. I live out west and Seahawks, and Niners disgust me.

    • Big Mike

      I’m going Patriots. Don’t want Seattle to repeat. Brady needs one more SB.

    • Barb UMihai Mar

      Remember those times when when numerous Seahawks players were dropping like flies because of PEDs.

      It was last year.

      PS: Everyone cheats in the NFL. The sport is based on cheating. The actual name of the sport is cheated… trying to piggy back on the more famous sports with the same name.

  • bigrobstunner

    Man this fires me up!!

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