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Across The Middle: Preseason Week Three

| August 24th, 2016

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Dennis Green: “Who the hell takes the third game in the preseason like it’s bullshit?”

Me: Raises hand.

I used to believe we could get something meaningful from the third preseason game. There are dozens of reasons why that’s wrong, but the strongest was one I realized just a month ago. It doesn’t mean anything to the players who aren’t fighting for jobs or coaches.

I challenge anyone to watch a regular season game, follow it with the third preseason game and try to tell me there isn’t a significant difference in the product. I did just that a month ago, choosing to re-watch the Bears’ third preseason game against the Bengals last year. It’s just a different game.

This is true for many of the same reasons why none of the preseason games matter. Maybe there’s more game-planning in the third preseason game. Maybe teams do a bit more schematically. Maybe. But it isn’t a lot and whatever it is they do isn’t done with the same urgency as the regular season simply because it doesn’t have to be.

The Bears have most of their starters figured out already. They know what they’re doing schematically. The practice and simulation of a game-like atmosphere should help them. But this is preseason. The coach won’t lose his job, neither will the starters. It’s a practice and should be treated as such.

Langford Has The Goods

Mike Clay is going to look really stupid for continuing to tell us how bad Jeremy Langford is.

Forget the long run and the touchdown, I’ll get to those later. His second run of the night, he showed patience, waiting for Cody Whitehair to pull before getting right behind the rookie guard, slipping through a small hole and gaining three yards. My favorite run was one that didn’t even count because Cam Meredith — a guy who wouldn’t usually be on the field — was called for a holding penalty.

He just had a handful of really nice, professional runs. He showed vision, burst and the ability to break tackles — my biggest concern about him going into the season.

Right Side of the Line Can Overwhelm

In two plays, Langford gained 39 yards without being touched.

The 34-yard run wasn’t completely because of the offensive line, but seeing Whitehair and Long get to the second level, while Leno executed a seal block, Massie handled his man and Larsen did just enough was beautiful. After that, Langford helped himself by making a great cut and Alshon Jeffery had a nice block to make it a huge play. Langford took the handoff at the 43-yard line and didn’t get touched until he was at the seven.

The touchdown run was a pure butt-kicking by Long and Massie.

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The Bears aren’t going to be a great pass-blocking line, but if they can dominate the ground game, they won’t need to be.

Drops Will Happen

My Twitter feed was full of people worried about Kevin White’s drop. Relax.

This isn’t exactly breaking news, but great receivers drop passes. Almost all of them do. Even the guys you think have great hands drop passes. Guys like Brandon Marshall, Jordy Nelson, Wes Welker and Julio Jones drop a ton of passes. Right now, White is a giant ball of muscle moving a million miles per hour. His brain hasn’t caught up, leading to the drop of what should’ve been a routine catch. The game will slow down for him and he’ll be fine. The key thing is not dropping crucial passes.

That said, the way White attacks the ball is very encouraging. My biggest issue with Alshon Jeffery over the years has been how he has allowed defensive backs to beat him for contested catches. That won’t be a problem with White. He made a very nice play on third down during the Bears first drive. Even his drop came while he was sprinting back to the ball. Defensive backs just aren’t going to be able to consistently match his tenacity when the ball is in the air.

From The Chart

Akiem Hicks is a very good player and will be a key to the team’s defense this year, but Eddie Goldman is their best defensive lineman and it isn’t close.

In seven running plays, Goldman either beat his guy clean or pushed him into the backfield five times. He drew double teams four times and disrupted the play three times. For comparison sake, I had Hicks with one play in which he pushed the blocker back.

Hicks is a good player. He had a great spin move to get a hit on Jimmy Garoppolo and got good push up the middle on a passing attempt. But he isn’t Goldman.

So far, we’ve seen the Bears use Hicks and Goldman together. Against Denver, we saw them rotate with My Man Cornelius Washington and Jonathan Bullard. I’d like to see the Bears mix and match more with those four in order to generate more pass rush, but with Hicks and Goldman, they’re going to be tough to run on.

Other things charted:

• I had Massie with three hurries allowed and one bad run, but I’m not sure how much stock to put into this. The Bears ask their tackles to push edge rushers to the outside, allowing the quarterback to step up, so the hurries are a bit misleading.  He was only beaten badly on one of the hurries, the other two came in 2.37 and 2.41 seconds.

The sack was on Whitehair. Long got past Massie, but not enough to get him down. The Bears could’ve picked up the first down, but Flowers blew right by Whitehair.

• Through two preseason games, Tony Moeaki leads the team with 2.5 bad runs allowed. If he doesn’t make the team, this will be the reason.

• A lot of hype for Leonard Floyd and Jonathan Bullard, but they were mostly neutral against the Pats’ starters.

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  • Scharfinator

    First I suppose.

    Interesting points about Goldman, I may need to rewatch some plays.

  • SC Dave

    “My biggest issue with Alshon Jeffery over the years has been how he has allowed defensive backs to beat him for contested catches.”

    Guess we’re watching different games. Of the best 10 contested catches by Bears players in the past four years, probably 10 of them were by Alshon Jeffrey.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      I was thinking the same thing. Maybe it was the 6 or 7 games that he didn’t play last year.

      • willbest

        I think SC Dave (or somebody noted) he has the same number of games played as cutler over the last 4 years

        • SC Dave

          It could have been me, but it would have been starting in 2013; both have played 41 games over the past three seasons.

          If you extend to four seasons, then Jay has 56 to 51 for Alshon. Over their careers, Jay has played 83.75% of all regular season games, and Alshon 79.69%.

          • willbest

            Yeah that sounds about right. This is a what have you done for me lately board. I as having to fight with a few nitwits last off-season who thought Cutler’s contract was oppressive and we would be lucky to get a pair of 4th or 5th rounders for him.

    • DaCoaches Mustache

      NotJeff, this is insane. Jeffrey’s ability to make the contested catch is by far his best attribute. Average speed, slightly above average route running. Without his jump ball game he’s an average receiver. White has not made one contested catch in a preseason game yet. This comment is nuttier than squirrel turds.

    • Andrew Dannehy

      He’s good at catching jump balls over smaller defenders, but when the odds are 50/50 and the ball isn’t high in the air, he struggles. INT vs. San Diego is a good example.

      • SC Dave

        I’m not the only one that disagrees with you. One example does not make a problem.

  • BearDown100393

    “My biggest issue with Alshon Jeffery over the years has been how he has
    allowed defensive backs to beat him for contested catches.”

    Uh when exactly has this occurred?

    But drops are okay.

    Got it.

    • Johnnywad

      No shit. AJ’s specialty is contested catches.

      • Bender McLugh

        that was my thought as well. Perhaps he was referring to how Jeffrey sometimes lets the ball come to him maybe possibly

        • SC Dave

          Every receiver does that.

    • willbest

      Cutler under threw him a couple times last year, if Jeffery didn’t have the awareness to knock the ball out of the DB’s hands they would have been interceptions. I guess he should have caught all those, 1 handed arm stretched around the DB’s body.

    • Andrew Dannehy

      INT vs. San Diego last year. He allowed DB to out-muscle him to the ball. INT vs. SF last year, he was lazy going toward the ball.

      • BearDown100393

        You are citing a November game of which Alshon Jeffery was listed questionable due to season long leg injuries. He played on one leg and still put up 151 receiving yards in a Bears win. Lazy? Gruden mentions on the broadcast that the same route was run 5 times the game before. Oh well, here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8hcl1bu9VE

        • SC Dave

          It’s just another meme of the twitter generation. Alshon is “lazy”. Fuck half the people here are on that bullshit, so maybe AD is merely catering to his audience.

          So, bd, don’t disrupt the narrative with facts about a gutsy performance by that “pussy”. A few gaskets around here might go.

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            I never said Alshon was lazy or did not have desire.

            I said he’s soft.

            And, btw, everybody says that. Jahns, Biggsy, Hub – all say the same thing. Kid is soft.

          • SC Dave

            Hmm… whatever. Over the past three seasons, he is exactly as soft as Jay Cutler.

          • SC Dave

            And those so-called “writers” are paid to generate page views, so controversy is good. Especially when you make it up out of nothing. Much easier that way.

  • willbest

    White is not a great receiver. He was drafted to be a top 10 receiver. He has the potential to be a top 10 receiver. But there is no regular season evidence that he is a top 10 receiver. He doesn’t get the same good will on dropped passes that BMarsh, DT, or even Jeffery gets.

    • MB30SD

      no one knows what white is yet maings. He hasn’t played a single NFL game yet… never mind a season.

      So proclamations either way plainly and simple conjecture right now.

      • willbest

        No I am pretty confident in the assertion that he isn’t going to Canton right now. Its all potential and hype. He has to earn the right to put them on the ground, he hasn’t done that yet.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          a rookie has to ‘earn the right’ to drop the ball. That is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. I am now curious, how does a WR earn that right? Is there a secret chart that the coaches have? If he finally earns that right do they throw him a party? Can he lose that right or is it once earned he is now forgiven for the rest of his career for any drops? Dropped passes are expected from all WRs.

          • MB30SD

            practice?!? We talkin’ bout practice

          • willbest

            If a no-name receiver drops that pass from Tom Brady they are headed to the sidelines and a decent chance off the team. So yes, receivers need to earn the right to drop passes.

            Which they do by demonstrating that most the time when the ball gets thrown at them, good things happen. Except White hasn’t demonstrated squat. But when he does demonstrate he has earned it, he can lose it if he starts to suck.

            No party, but people put him on their fantasy team and Madden gives him a good number.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            we are not talking about any no-name receiver. we are talking about a first round draft pick, a top 10 draft pick. They are not getting sent to the sideline or cut because they dropped a pass. They will get every chance in the world before that happens.

          • willbest

            No doubt. But AD brushes it off as if White has already demonstrated he has legitimate WR#1 chops. There is cause to consider the drop the way you consider it when Thompson or Bellamy does it.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            I guess you and I have interpreted AD’s comments on White very differently. I read it as the twits on twitter are overreacting to a dropped pass, and AD basically says all WR drop passes even the great ones. He wasn’t putting White in the ‘great’ category yet.

  • BearDown100393
    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      STORK!

  • Johnnywad

    Andrew, did you just proclaim preseason games meaningless, then use a handful of preseason snap’s worth of evidence to proclaim that Goldman is better than Hicks? And that it isn’t close?

    I hope you’re right, but that’s some piece of logic right there.

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      I’d like to sit Andrew and Jeff down in front of the 10 or so seasons of Hard Knocks and make them watch them all in a marathon.

      PS has a purpose. If you don’t get that, you don’t get the sport.

      Are you watching the formations and plays you will see? The personnel packages you will see on opening day? No. Data analytics is too good. Video is too good. Nobody tips their hand.

      But that is not to say the games are meaningless. They are not.

      • BearDown100393

        Preseason means a hell of a lot to players auditioning for NFL careers.

        • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

          Or trying to keep their existing careers going.

          Watch matchups. Watch 1-1 battles. See who has it, and whose game has fallen off. See who can’t remember the fucking play called.

    • willbest

      Every piece in the preseason is like that. The game is meaningless, but here is the meaning of the games. They really should write them more like “here is what I gleaned from the preseason game, but take it with a grain of salt”

      • Johnnywad

        I agree. But using that bit of game film to state that Goldman is better than Hicks, and that it isn’t even close…… C’mon.

    • Big Mike

      I think it is possible to isolate players in pre-season games and draw conclusions. It’s a practice session. I don’t think it is inconsistent to evaluate players while ignoring the game’s meaning.

      • Johnnywad

        I think we agree. I feel these games have value. What you just stated is their primary value/meaning.

        That said, I also feel it’s reaching to make a statement like Goldman is far better than Hicks. He isn’t. At least not yet. He has to prove that outside of last Tuesday’s “meaningless” preseason game.

        • Big Mike

          Goldman jumps off the screen. He’s better than most. To my eyes he’s Tommie Harris 2 in the making. He does need to prove it for sure. But don’t be surprised by a pro bowl quality year from him.

    • Andrew Dannehy

      No, I concluded Goldman is better because he is. Hicks has never been as good as Goldman was last season. The preseason snaps are just added information.

      • Johnnywad

        We’ll see very soon. At the moment, I disagree, but hope you’re right. If so, that line is going to be excellent.

  • Irish Sweetness
  • Irish Sweetness

    Good to hear the run game might be a thing this year, Andrew.
    Of course that’s all dependent on how serious Long’s shoulder is. I looked at one paper dealing with labral tears among the general population (not athletes) and the average full recovery time was almost 4 months.

    • MB30SD

      tore mine in college, still bothers me. I used to be able to throw a football 60-70 yards… after the tear, lucky to get it 45-50 without pain.

      that said, I’m not a fucking pussy. Get back out there Long you vagina!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MB30SD

    This is…. AH-omg-MAZINGAH!!!!

    http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/17374929/otl-investigates-implosion-daily-fantasy-sports-leaders-draftkings-fanduel

    This HAS to be made into a movie or a series or something.

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      It begs to be a movie.

      Massholes vs. Irish and Scottish hoodlums. It practically casts itself. Guy Richie directs.

      Robins is played by a 20 something masshole. Like a young Giovanni Ribisi.

    • Doc Nitty

      Damn. Didn’t know it was a novel.

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    On ESPN1000 this morning Jeff Dickerson insinuated that the Bears have discussed bringing back a healthy Devin Hester as a kickoff and punt returner and obviously backup WR. Now, I know MB fucking hates him but Devin Hester at 32 is better than Mariani, Thompson and Braverman combined as a returner.
    With that being said. What in theeee holy fuck is Dickerson talking about? It’s like these fucking morons can’t remember the incredible falling out with Cutler and Hester and the subsequent comments by Hester when he arrived at the Falcons. They don’t get along. Jay doesn’t trust him to know where to be and Hester gets butt hurt when Jay gets pissed.
    A little game for you…As a WR would I:
    Would I take Hester over Braverman? Yes.
    Would I take Hester over Thompson? Yes.
    Would I take Hester over Royal? No.
    Would I take Hester over Bellamy? No.
    Would I take Hester over Mariani? Unbelievably……No.
    Fucking media hacks.

    • SC Dave

      Royal has not been all that for us, tbh.

      • willbest

        We still have to pay him $5 million if he shows up or not.

        • Scharfinator

          But one way he steals a roster slot, one way he doesn’t…

          • willbest

            point

        • Irish Sweetness

          That’s disgraceful. We could have had Sanu or Benjamin for that. Almost.

          • willbest

            Neither of whom were FAs in 2015. I don’t think anybody thought heading into 2015 that a 3 year $15 mil, $10 mil guaranteed deal with Eddie Royal was going to be a waste of $10 million

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      Devin Hester at 32 is better than Mariani, Thompson and Braverman combined as a returner.

      Joker voice:

      He’s not. No he’s…. not…

      https://youtu.be/g3dl32LaOls?t=206

    • Irish Sweetness

      I was watching some of the Arizona miracle last night. I couldn’t believe the burst on Hester on that punt return, he was on nitro. Thing is, without the nitro he ain’t all that. He still needs 4 TDs to go clear as all-time Kick returner for TDs. Braverman has to be quicker though, no?

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Was just watching the replay of the Pats game. The first drive that got derailed by the holding call on Larsen which negated an 8yd Langford run was COMPLETE BULLSHIT. Malcolm Brown’s fucking shoe came off and he fell down as Larsen had a hand on his shoulder. I swear to god the fucking NFL.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      so you are telling me that refs made a bad call, absolutely shocking.

      • Bender McLugh

        “remember, it’s the ref’s pre-season too” – some douche

        • BearDown100393

          …. now paid by a network to critique his former colleagues on the field.

  • Bender McLugh
    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      • Bender McLugh

        perma-intoxicated

      • Sactowns#1

        He’s a great swimmer because he’s trained his brain to work off of very little oxygen.

    • Scharfinator

      Yes, he’s…. dumb as a fucking rock.

      • BearDown100393

        or fish.

    • SC Dave

      How the fuck can you guys NOT like Fox News?!?

  • willbest

    Joey Bosa is starting to impress me. Not a lot of people would turn down millions on principal. Does somebody know how this works? Does he get to sign as a UFA next year?

    • Sactowns#1

      I asked this question a while back and a couple people fired back some lengthy, convoluted responses. I think most likely, they can trade him sans contract and the new team can hammer out a deal or he can leave the NFL for a year and then come back and re enter the draft. Either situation would be really interesting.

      • Scharfinator

        No kidding. Do you think he will take less somewhere else? For instance, if his Charger’s grudge is too strong to be overcome with a contract.

        • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

          I have said from the start the kid has skills and Pacebot needs to be on the phone.

          • PaceBot 2000

            That would be illogical GP portrayed by Eric Roberts. The primary objective of this football contest offseason and upcoming football contest season is to acquire human capital with potential to the upside while at the same time keeping the levels of homosexual facial hair and feminine cleansing product-ness to non existent levels amongst the members of the Chicago Bears Football Company.

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            excellent

          • MB30SD

            This was good. +532 blog points

          • Irish Sweetness

            I like it Pacebot. With you in charge, we’d still have professional wide receiver Brandon Marshall on the roster and perhaps Aaron Donald?

        • Sactowns#1

          Not likely. Sounds like its purely financial.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      I pretty sure he has to re enter the draft, like Bo Jackson did.

      • Yes, I read that his trading deadline has passed, so either he plays for the Chargers, or must re-enter the draft; Chargers lose their 3rd overall pick, while Bosa loses 16 salary.

        I guess it’s plausible the Chargers work it out where they sign Bosa, then trade him, but I don’t see this happening either.

        1. Experts keep refraining teams have already used their rookie pool $. Don’t see how but that’s what they keep saying.

        2. Chargers are gonna want a 1st, maybe a top 10 one, and I don’t see any team wanting to give them a 1st period. Why should they? It’s too early. Maybe a better option presents itself to a team.

        Chargers are gonna have to cave, and it won’t be pretty for a franchise that is historically as cheap as the Bears.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    So HBO is remaking Westworld. Ed Harris gets to have Yul Brenner’s cowboy bot that goes insane role.

    I’ve decided that if the Tyrell Corp were making a NFL GM bot, it would look like Ryan Pace. He seems less human than he should be, doesn’t he?

    So I will call him Pacebot from now on.

    • willbest

      Works for me. Every time I see him something just feels a little bit off.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Some Chicago misogynist asshole

    • willbest

      Vedder for assuming the woman couldn’t take care of herself? Or the guy Vedder kicked out of the concert where we have no idea of what transpired other than he was angry at some woman?

      • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

        The weird thing is: I knew that would be your take.

        • willbest

          And hopefully every attorneys. But I have just seen too many women start too much shit in my life to automatically support them when I didn’t see what happens for myself.

          I am sure Vedder’s view was better than pretty much everybody not standing within 2 feet of what happened, but he is up there rocking. No doubt that is second nature to him, but I seriously doubt he was focused on the event watching it escalate from whatever it started out being.

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            There is something about Florida. Florida bars and women starting shit.

            I have been to at least three bars in Florida where chick v chick and chick v dude fighting broke out.

          • MB30SD

            bitches be cray GP, that theorem cuts through everything

          • SC Dave

            Case closed. Next on the docket?

          • Irish Sweetness

            All fights are always over women.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Long may miss games past week 1.

    http://trib.in/2bLnpAy

    Also, Bullard went home to FL on a personal matter.

    • willbest

      Sucks for him. An injury that is going to linger well into the season on a contract year. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Microdosing works.

    http://www.wired.co.uk/article/lsd-microdosing-drugs-silicon-valley

    Each participant was given 200 milligrams of mescaline – the equivalent of 100 micrograms of LSD – and left to listen to classical music with their eyes closed for a couple of hours while the drug kicked in. Then, they were let loose on their problems.

    The results were startling. There were breakthroughs or partial solutions to 40 out of the 44 problems the volunteers were collectively grappling with.

    • willbest

      Something seems a bit more noble about doping to win a competition and collect a 7/8 figure payday than doping to beat some arbitrarily set deadline that could be accomplished with better managers or just getting regular amounts of rest and exercise and balanced nutrients.

      • SC Dave

        Depends on the option plan when the IPO comes around.

    • Shady

      I used to know some incredibly productive, hard working crack heads.

    • Doc Nitty

      The most prolific mathematician off all time was addicted to amphetamines. He was a transient who couch surfed on fellow mathematicians houses one after another for decades. He and his host would then create and conquer thereom after thereom. His name was Paul Erdos and he was so prolific if you published with him you were given the Erdos number 1. If you published with someone who published with him, you get Erdos number 2 and so on. I have Erdos number 3. And I owe it all to macro dosing weed.

      • MB30SD

        How you like them apples?

        • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

          oh see, big time points for GWH ref

      • Irish Sweetness

        Philip K. Dick did that. Always tweaking, always writing. Buckminster Fuller came up with his ‘Bucky ball’ whilst on LSD apparently (might have been shrooms).

    • Irish Sweetness

      The pros of LSD are astounding. I used to draw little smiley faces beside entries I made in my journal whenever I was tripping. The difference was remarkable. I know in my bones of bones that LSD could help people on the autistic spectrum, but sell that to the parents ….

  • OK, bitaches. Back.

    FF update

    So, the FF is still going on, but the 3rd game lands on a sat, and some don’t roll on Shabos. Except for Shady, but he’s going to Sheol anyways but not for rolling on Shabos rather for drafting Rodgers every year.

    So, two orders of biz.

    1. Whoever wants in, send me your email (12 team, first come first serve).

    2. What date/time works best? We could easily do it this Mon (remember, auction takes at least an hour depending)

    I’m thinking like 6/7pm Pacific on Mon.

    Alright, lemme know, but soon. Football only a week away!

    • MB30SD

      Gorked by Seals

      • You finally gonna throw ur hat in the ring with GP, Shady, Johnny, Sac, Artoo, Ender…or are u too escared still?

        • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

          Do you allow your players to microdose?

          • Great thing about my league is I not only allow it, but encourage it.

          • PaceBot 2000

            I’m going to macro dose rum during the draft. Will make bold almost outlandish moves.

        • MB30SD

          Jes

    • Shady

      1. Post the invite link rather than having us post our emails on da innerness.
      2. Any time after 6p cst works for me.
      3. Bang bang?

      • MB30SD

        Tonight

  • I think it would be hard to determine if Goldman is better than Hicks.

    1. They fullfill different functions.
    2. We haven’t seen enough of Hicks on this team and scheme.

    I’ve read articles where some “insiders” considered Hicks the 2016 FA steal while others were more blase on him.

    Same goes for Goldman. Guys who plug up the middle are considered a dime-o-dozen, while others have argued that he’s not only taking on double teams but collapsing the pocket at the same time which is invaluable (think Vince Wilfork).

    Goldman does have a bit more upside simply cuz it’s his sophomore year, so one would assume with another year of NFL diet and knowledge, he’ll be ready to take the next step.

    I would like to see if CornWash is better than Hicks, but Cornwash is done for the year, right?

    – It’s waaaay to early for drops and White. I think I cited his catch rate in college, and he was tops only dropping like 7 balls or something like that out of like 200, so that should take care of itself. WRs don’t just forget how to catch.

    Bmarsh had way bigger drop problems, and he’s still balling.

    – are the Bears still using the Kromer funneling system? I thought we ditched that? Is Cutty good at climbing the pocket while the DEs whiff right by him? Brees is a master of this.

    – I remember that Whitehair whiff. Man, those get QBs killed.

    – Speaking of which, NO ONE on this team is the next Tommie Harris. Tommie Harris was an insane athlete in the perfect system. If he didn’t get hurt, he’d be joining the HOF with Urlacher and Peppers.

    – I agree. Didn’t see Floyd or Bullard do much last game. Floyd doing crap doesn’t surprise me, but Bullard being nullified kinda did. Still early, though I have much more belief that Bullard will end up being the better player of the two.

    – Langford is the man. That is all.

    • Irish Sweetness

      See Singletary on Hard Knocks? He said about Donald : ” Coach, I’ve never seen a kid like that …NEVER seen a kid like that.”

      One spot away from drafting Donald and Leonard Williams. Bad luck … or poor GM skills?
      We drafted Kyle Fuller. Trading up one spot got you Aaron Donald. Trading up two got you Odell Beckham Jr.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    My biggest issue with Alshon Jeffery over the years has been how he has allowed defensive backs to beat him for contested catches. – Andy

    yes. this video is full of catches where he did not win contested catches.

    • SC Dave

      Yeah, what a pussy.

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    • BearDown100393

      This is the video of sin. Apparently Jeffery should’ve thrown himself backwards to make this completion.

      • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

        He broke inside instead of outside.

        You can blame him for not getting the play right, but not for not contesting the pic

        • BearDown100393

          Exactly.

        • BearDown100393

          Here’s the other mentioned one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PayS4m7SJzw

          • SC Dave

            Wow… and that’s the example of not winning a “contested ball”?

          • BearDown100393

            Apparently.

        • SC Dave

          Or, Cutler threw the ball in the wrong place. You’re probably right, but still…

    • Scharfinator

      What a beast

  • willbest

    Apparently Guaranteed Rate Field will be the White Sox new home through 2030. Just another reason to be glad that the McCaskeys are too cheap to build their own stadium with our money.

    • SC Dave

      Is it federal funds? If it’s just the city, what do I care? Build it!!

      [just effing kidding dude, chill…]

  • Irish Sweetness

    Sad for Tre Mason.

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