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Across The Middle — Week 17

| December 28th, 2016

After two seasons and a combined eight wins, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked out for the best interest of their franchise and the development of quarterback Jameis Winston by firing Lovie Smith and replacing him with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. A year later, the Bears are in a similar position as the most important thing going forward is the ability to find and develop their next quarterback.

I made the case against John Fox last week. Even without looking at his win-loss record without Peyton Manning the last eight years, it’s hard to trust him to develop whoever the next QB is going to be. Dowell Loggains is a good offensive coordinator, who could easily succeed with a rookie quarterback. But, if he does the Bears will lose him to another franchise. While Fox has hired a number of good offensive coaches, he’s never been a part of a team that developed a quarterback.

But, who else are you going to get? As simple as my criteria may be, it isn’t so easy to fill.

Here’s what I want:

1. A Super Bowl ring.

2. The ability to develop a great quarterback or hire someone who can.

3. Been in charge of their side of the ball.

4. Ability to hire a good coordinator for the other side of the ball.

Among the most popular candidates, the guys who fit that description are Darrell Bevell and Teryl Austin. Now isn’t the time to break the candidates down completely, but Bevell has consistently been in charge of a top-10 offense on a team that won a Super Bowl, while developing Russell Wilson and could retain Ed Donatell to be his coordinator as they coached together in Green Bay. Austin was the defensive backs coach for the Ravens the last time they won the Super Bowl and has previously worked for Ken Whisenhunt, who will probably be available.

But neither has ever been in charge of an entire team before and there’s always a chance they could Trestman the Bears.

The Bears scheduled a press conference for next Wednesday. If they were going to fire Fox, it would be on Monday. Perhaps they didn’t read what I wrote last week or perhaps they just don’t like the quality of the available candidates.

Sometimes Life Isn’t Fair

If Matt Barkley were a recent draft pick, Sunday’s game would be viewed in an entirely different light. Instead, it’s going to be sold as proof that he can’t play.

Games like Sunday happen. Russell Wilson just had a five-interception game of his own, Drew Brees had consecutive weeks in which he threw three interceptions with zero touchdowns. I don’t blame Barkley for two of the interceptions. One was a deflected pass and the other was a jump ball to Alshon — very similar to a play they hooked up on for 37 yards earlier in the game — but instead of going for the ball, Jeffery flew 10 yards out of the way. Those plays happen to everyone. The crappy part is that Barkley, in his fifth career start, made quite few good throws too.

His touchdown pass before halftime was a thing of beauty. He threw two consecutive 18-yard darts, one of which converted a third-and-18. There were a lot of choose from. The kinds of throws that, if a recent draft pick had made, teams would be excited about.

But, he isn’t a recent draft pick.

I don’t know what Barkley is. I don’t think he’s a franchise quarterback. I’m leaning against grading him as a potential starter. But I have enjoyed watching him.

Red Zone Woes

When Daniel Brown dropped a potential touchdown pass on second down from inside the five-yard line and Matt Barkley threw a third down pass out of bounds, Twitter exploded with experts asking why the Bears didn’t run the ball. Perhaps it’s because they can’t run it down there.

I love Jordan Howard as much as the next guy, but he averages exactly one yard per carry inside the five-yard line, less than two yards per carry inside the 10 and 2.7 yards per carry in the red zone. The Bears success on the ground tends to come on toss and stretch plays and those plays don’t work in the red zone.

Charting The Bears

• Tracy Porter was as bad as you think he was. I charged four catches and 131 yards against him, along with a 28-yard pass interference penalty. The Bears need their best corner to be better than Porter next year.

• Not a good day for Charles Leno, who gave up 5.5 QB disruptions, while Bobby Massie gave up 2.5 and Ted Larsen was responsible for three. Josh Sitton looked like a guy who wanted to be done with the season, giving up three bad runs.

Bring On The Vikings

The Bears are going to win this game.

I never root for draft position, but the Bears could seriously F-up by winning this game. I see four players who I think are elite prospects at positions of need and any one of them could drastically change the direction of the franchise. Of course, I’ll change my mind 100 times from now until Draft Day, but I’ve already locked in on a top-four pick, winning and moving down to sixth wouldn’t be ideal. I don’t want to have to learn more than four names this draft season.

That said, the Vikings are really bad and they might hate their coach. They can’t block or run the ball and their defense mailed it in three weeks ago. The Bears are probably better than the Vikings right now.

Sweet Jesus. Just end this season.

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  • Irish Sweetness
  • Irish Sweetness

    “I love Jordan Howard as much as the next guy, but he averages exactly
    one yard per carry inside the five-yard line, less than two yards per
    carry inside the 10 and 2.7 yards per carry in the red zone”

    The man gets 5.1 yards per carry and only Zeke has a higher 1st down%. I’m putting that on our tackles?

    • SC Dave

      I think Lasike, Unrein, and Howard in together would be very hard to stop.

      • MB30SD

        Why in thee fuck have they never gone back to that… Coupled with some TE waggle and alshon to the fade magic mixed in?!?!

      • Irish Sweetness

        And two decent tackles. Lots of I-formation play-action, 2 WR set. AJ and Cam. You could literally stay in that formation 75% of the time.

        And do you know who would be great under center for that?

        Jay Christopher.

        • MB30SD

          Well then for your sake, let’s aaaalllll hope his new team has 2 decent tackles.

          #sayonaradontcare

  • Internet Smug Prick #9 (GP)

    “Alexa, how does one bury the Chicago Bears 2016 Season?”

    http://fortune.com/2016/12/27/amazon-echo-murder/

    • SC Dave

      IoT does not appear so wonderful after all. Luddite behaviors become more attractive yearly.

      • Bender McLugh

        faraday cages do wonders, you can make em in all sizes too

        • SC Dave

          I’ll have to bone up on those.

    • MB30SD

      Interesting.

      I never even thought of that… Too bad she doesn’t have a camera. Mine’s right opposite my bed.

      “Alexa… please film this home porno.”

      Btw, rabbit got a ps4 and jetpax for Christmas. Let’s war!

      • Sactowns#1

        I just got the Dot for Christmas. Haven’t set it up yet but I’m hoping it will control my lights which are Smfx as well as my thermostat.

        • MB30SD

          Nice!

  • BearDown100393

    “The Bears are going to win this game.”

    Absolutely. Huge win.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I think we might. Sadly. Not the time to be winning.

      You get the 2 or 3 seed and someone is wanting a QB enough to trade up for our pick. Guaranteed.

  • 505Bears

    The only way I want to see them win is if Howard gets 25 touches, and the D holds to 14 or less. If Barkley chucks it 40 times and they win a shootout, then nothing was learned and the Bears lose draft position.

    • MB30SD

      Bears… Learn?!? Hahaha

      • 505Bears

        Side note…The gift of the ex from Santa was a good gift, no coal. Ready for the New Year!

  • CanadaBear

    Any guesses on who gets canned next Monday? I don’t think anyone is walking the plank in Chicago. Around the league it will be interesting.

    • BerwynBomber

      The late season firings (Ryan, Fisher, Bradley) have taken the fun out of Black Monday, and (as I speculated yesterday) I wonder if it will become a new trend in the NFL — teams not waiting till after the final game to can their HC in order to get a perceived jump on the hiring process.

      Anyway, top of my head I would toss McCoys’s name out there as a the best bet. Bowles, I assume, would be on thin ice too.

      • MB30SD

        McCoy is a lock. San Diegans HATE that dude

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          How is a team playing in the 2nd best climate in the world not able to focus on football? ; )

          • MB30SD

            Exactly. Surfing, skiing, kiteboarding, triathlon/running/swimming.

            No one gives a shit here… Unlike wiscaaaahsin where it’s football, cheese, or your fat, ugly disgusting wife

      • willbest

        I never understood not firing the HC’s early. You have OC’s and DC’s under contract. The season is lost anyway, why not get the best form of evaluation possible. Granted they are going to be using the old HC’s system of sort, but you can get a sense of their leadership and organizational skills. I guess the only concern with that approach is if they do really well, then you end up with a situation where they get to choose which management/team they want to take over.

    • BearDown100393

      Grimus.

    • Sactowns#1

      A couple years ago we were all screaming that we should have gotten Arians. Now it’s looking like the guy with the best RB in the league cant even get to .500. if I were AZ I would give him the boot. And how long can the Chip Kelly experiment continue? I mean Ron Jeremys brother had a better record last year.

      • CanadaBear

        I was furious when Arians wasn’t hired and Nessman was. Arians is looking like Mike Tice. Didn’t see that coming.

  • dave

    I’m all for losing by one. Trade that pick down early and often. Get as many 3’s, 4’s and 5’s as you can with two or three later in the first or second. Bring on competition for the OT’s, and the D. Maybe another TE, maybe a developmental QB. Fix the foundation, then worry about the rest. With all its flaws, the D was respectable. Now take it to the next level as the top priority. Let the O line gel with a great core in the middle. Push Leno and Massie with rookie talent.

    Next year finally came for the Cubbies. Now it’s time for da Bears.

    • MB30SD

      Sigh. You don’t win anything with a bunch of 4s and 5s Dave.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        PS HEROS!!

      • willbest

        Irish does MB… Irish does.

        • MB30SD

          He wants to

    • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

      Dave. Please don’t compare the Cubs…..the very definition of hitting on all of their top round draft picks and also hitting on their high priced free agents with the Bears who missed on virtually all of their top round picks and high priced free agents.
      The Cubs didn’t stockpile needless draft picks. They hit on fucking baller rookies and free agents.
      Baez 1st Rd 9th pick
      Russell 1st round 11th pick
      Bryant 1st round 2nd pick
      Schwarber 1st round 4th pick
      Fowler, Lackey, Soler, Lester – all high priced free agents
      No fucking scrub ass players selected in the later rounds.

      • Johnnywad

        And a solid five year plan being run by a fucking genius with a proven track record at kicking this kind of ass with an owner that bought in all the way.

        So other than that minor difference, just like the Bears.

        • MB30SD

          I want to see him go to Cleveland and win it there next. Can you imagine. Fucken HOF!!!

      • BerwynBomber

        Plus, there is no salary cap or revenue sharing in MLB and the Cubs are richer than the Vatican. The fan magnet that is Wrigley gives them a distinct advantage over the majority of MLB clubs. I imagine the WGN money isn’t bad either.

        P.S. Russell was technically a trade.

        • Huge Bears Penis

          There is a luxury tax in MLB which is a form of revenue sharing.

          • willbest

            Its a joke. Its like 20% of whatever you spend over $200 million. So buying 1 extra high priced FA taking you to $220 mil, means you owe the league $4 mil. It does get worse if you are over it for multiple years, but you can always reset it with 1 year below the soft cap.

  • Huge Bears Penis

    We should play Meredith at QB. He played some in HS and College. I saw a couple of highlights of him at QB and he looked every bit as good as Fales did in the preseason.

    • MB30SD

      HOF!!!!

    • willbest

      This makes more sense than playing Fales.

  • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

    kyle shanahan, pls..

    • MB30SD

      Meh

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      How bout someone that’s an ass kicker, not an ass licker. No offense intended MB.

      • MB30SD

        Agree and none taken.

        I’ve come to call it the love graze. They instantly fall in love Trac.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          It’s amazing what you kids have to do for entertainment these days.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Maybe run it near the goalline?” – Bigg

    And when it’s still fourth and goal or settle for 3 the “analysis” would be

    “May be THROW it near the goalline?” ???

    • SC Dave

      Yup. In the end, it’s always about execution.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Reporter: “How do you feel about your team’s execution?”

        Then, Tampa Bay Head Coach, John McKay: “I’m all for it”.

        • SC Dave

          Hahaha… that’s rich.

          Touche on the double entendre, coach M.

          • AlbertInTucson

            That was a LONG time ago.

    • willbest

      I don’t mind the pass on 3rd down if they were willing to win or lose the game on 4th down. If you are playing for overtime, then fucking play for overtime.

  • Huge Bears Penis

    Evidently the Patriots are asking for a 1st and 4th for Jimmy G.

    • willbest

      Reasons to not get Jimmy G
      1) Brittle
      2) Defenses had zero tape on him when he did what he did
      3) Darth Hoodie has a proven track record of making QB’s look better than they are
      4) The Pats are willing to trade when their QB situation is 39 year old Tom Brady and rookie Brissett who demonstrated he is not an NFL QB.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Especially #3.

        • Huge Bears Penis

          and yet some on here have boners for those lousy QBs.

          • MB30SD

            Think dallas’ll give us dak for our 1st and 4th?

          • AlbertInTucson

            Are you kidding?

            Dallas is trying to figure out how to unload Romo and his contract.

          • willbest

            Cut him and eat the 9 mil in dead money

          • Huge Bears Penis

            pretty sure it’s not 9 mil but 19 mil

          • willbest

            Last I checked it saved them $5 mil to cut him. Also the problem I believe with Romo is its all dead money not guaranteed money, so trading him doesn’t help their financial situation. They can Jun 1st cut him and spread the hit over 2 years which is what they will probably do.

          • AlbertInTucson

            You KNOW that Jerra thinks he can find a sucker to take him off their hands.

          • Johnnywad

            I think the Vikings will take him. Probably just sign the new stadium over since they don’t have any draft picks left.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I think the Vikings think they canwin with Bradford and the defense if they can get their O-Line healthy again and find a running game.

          • MB30SD

            Agree

          • MB30SD

            I wouldn’t touch tomorrow with a 10′ walking cane

          • Huge Bears Penis

            what you don’t want one of the Pats cast off qbs anymore?

          • MB30SD

            I want their cast off DC for our new HC

          • Huge Bears Penis

            you been pushing for Hoyer all season.

          • MB30SD

            HOYER!! HOYER!! HOYER!!

    • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

      No fucking way on this earth does this happen. That would be brutal. These Patriot QB’s are coming from an unreal system with insane playcalling and consistency.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        I am not wanting it either, just letting everyone know what the asking price is.

        • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

          I know, I read it too and laughed.

      • Scharfinator

        They will probably fleece someone. Browns perhaps?

        • Johnnywad

          Probably. Watch Belicheat unload Jimmy G (Matt Cassel 2) and get the first selection in the draft and fuck the Bears. As it stands, you know the Browns will shit the bed with that pick. On the other hand, Bill will certainly steal of future hall of famer out from under us, just after winning the Super Bowl. Man, fuck that.

          Also another reason to select a QB every year.

          Fuck.

          • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

            the best guys to draft every year are the guys that critics say aren’t worth the value being picked in the top 10.
            The patriots best pickup last year was their selection of DL Malcolm Brown at pick number 32 who has performed better than most of the other D picks of the 2015 draft.

    • 505Bears

      Osschump 2.0….pass

  • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

    Dannehy Auto Parts looking down on the average fan?

    …”Twitter exploded with experts asking why the Bears didn’t run the ball. Perhaps it’s because they can’t run it down there.”
    …”The Bears success on the ground tends to come on toss and stretch plays and those plays don’t work in the red zone.”
    uh, except that later in the game they didn’t overthink it and just punched it in. Oh, Andy, and don’t forget that they have a fullback and an unstoppable blocking force in Unrein who, everytime he finds himself in a goal line situation, has been a part of a touchdown.
    Give me a break man. You use the fucking fullback and punch it in. You use the twin back formation or I formation and punch it in with either back. He fucked it up in the Green Bay game and he fucked it up again last game. It’s fucking bullshit and is proof positive they don’t want to win these games. It doesn’t take an expert to call it or to criticize it not being called. It’s one of those common sense situations.

    • SC Dave

      “… and is proof positive they don’t want to win these games”

      Isn’t that the strategy most of this blog keeps crying for?

      • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

        I don’t think so. I’m not reading a lot of posts about tanking. Players don’t tank in the NFL because they want to stay in the league. Coaches tank by not putting players in the best position to succeed…but only if they are given assurances they will be kept around after the losing.
        It’s hard to throw a game but not using the FB or Unrein as FB on the goal line is pretty fucking suspect.

        • SC Dave

          Agreed. All you need is a couple of ‘bad calls’ in a close game to lose it. And if it’s only a couple, it’s hard to accuse the staff of throwing the game.

      • willbest

        There is a difference in hoping they lose because they were out played and just throwing it away. That said Fox has made too many questionable in game calls to claim that they threw this. Too often he demonstrates an utter lack of situational awareness.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Cardinals did me a favor by winning at Seattle Saturday.

    It gives Atlanta a reason to win Sunday and steal the #2 NFC playoff bye.

    Matty Ryan is my QB and Tevin Coleman will be in my lineup this week.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Wow! I still have a bank note and a college tuition bill.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Sorry. I don’t get that.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          Yeah, me too Al.

  • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

    In other sports news. I’m betting the HOUSE on Amanda Nunes. Rousey is going to get pummeled.

    • willbest

      I don’t get the appeal of watching two women beat the snot out of each other.

      • Huge Bears Penis

        unless it is in oil or mud or jello or pudding.

        • willbest

          Well then they are just playing and they look like women. These girls train hard probably hgh, testosterone supplements, steroids, etc just so they can pummel each other the way men do. That is fine if that is their thing, but I don’t see the appeal in watching it.

          • Huge Bears Penis

            i understand your point, but it would still be more enjoyable if they were pummeling each other in oil, mud, jello, or pudding.

          • MB30SD
          • MB30SD

            Sure you do… You may not be into it, but you get it.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          This too!!!

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        This!!!

      • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

        A good MMA match doesn’t end in a 1996 bloodbath. I like technically sound MMA and boxing matches and submission fighting is the ultimate in skill.
        Nunez vs Rousey is an investment, like a stock play that pays out much quicker.

      • BerwynBomber

        Same appeal as two men beating the snot out of each other. It is just inferior to the men’s version of the sport, which is the case with virtually all women’s sports.

    • BearDown100393

      Turtle cursed Rousey.

    • BerwynBomber

      Rousey annoys the hell out of me but wasn’t she virtually untouchable before that huge upset?

      • MB30SD

        That’s how those things go maings. Erraone has their kryptonite

      • Sactowns#1

        Everyone figured out she has one killer move, the hip toss. Stay away from her and beat her standing up.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Vice man.

      • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

        sure Trac, whatever.

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          That was post surgery meds sic humor my man.

          • MB30SD

            How’s the culo man?

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            I had my hernia procedure today.

          • MB30SD

            I know… That’s why I asked how the culo is… Culo in Spanish is butthole.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            This is a sacred topic. Leave my butthole alone please.

          • MB30SD

            Hmmmm.. touchy… About it eh

  • BillW

    I get the idea that the offense has performed better than one would expect with all the subs we have in.

    But do we really think Birdcage is the answer at OC? I will grant you that he has improved, but as the thread is pointing out quite well, his goal line and red zone stuff is awful – and what’s worse he forgets how good Unrein was in that role.

    To me, if an OC doesn’t have a set of plays that works down there – if they are essentially hoping to outguess the defense rather than take control, it’s a huge negative.

    On the other side of the ball – can we blame the back to back horrendous defense performance on injuries, a horrible secondary, and the many turnovers that put them back on the field too soon?

    I.m concerned on the lack of turnovers – but again the injuries and secondary may be a large part of that. I’d be disappointed if Fangio was let go – as some writers have wondered. But seriously – if the whole staff was canned I wouldn’t cry either. Pace gets one more HC probably. If he thinks he has the guy – this would be a good time to try to bring him in. He can’t possibly think Fox is the answer.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Net net…at 3 and 12, one would have to think the Bears performance is self evident. Just sayin.

    • SC Dave

      The assumption is that they *wanted* them to work, and enough so that they would put plays on film in a meaningless second half of the season.

      Also, our WR have dropped numerous TD passes.

      I’m not convinced Loggains is the proble.lm, nor for that matter, the solution.

      • AlbertInTucson

        The drops compounded by redzone weapons like, Jeffrey, Miller and Royal, a pro bowl guard, sometimes guards, being MIA so many times.

  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    Jeff, can you please screen some of these perverted adds. I have a problem with these pictures of children being used to entice people to click on them so they can see how hot they became when they got older. It’s creepy dude.

    • BillW

      The agency responsible for those must pay very well. Even the Tribune has a version of it on their website – it’s not the series of six links like on here – just one across the whole width of the browser.

      These are all click bait of course. I admit there have been a couple I found intriguing enough to click on – and they all have slideshows that are slow to load – and jump so that you could inadvertently click on an ad when you intended to click “next”. Plus they don’t seem to actually address the subject matter the “bait” mentions that got you to click on it in the first place.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        I never clicked because I saw it for what it is.

    • SC Dave

      Avert your eyes, pilgrim.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        It’s disturbing advertising tactics as best.

        • SC Dave

          Not nearly as disturbing as the indoctrination in progress on American campuses.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Eye agree.

    • willbest

      It pays for the free commenting system.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        Aaaah…the hook.

  • 505Bears

    Supposedly the Bears are gonna have a crap load of cap space coming up, even with Cutler staying in the mix. Any player jump out as available that the Bears should go after? Maybe this was already discussed, but been doing the holiday thang

    • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

      i’ll be supremely disappointed if they don’t get some solid veteran DB help at corner and safety while they try to draft the long term answers.

      • SC Dave

        I’d take a good OT too. Let Massie or Leno be the swing guy.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      Berry, Hill, Captain Munnerlyn(mainly cuz i like the name)

      • MB30SD

        Can you imagine that jump from this year to next

    • willbest

      Them and a lot of other teams.

    • Sauron’s right eyeball

      Its time to take care of all family bussiness. That or buy more stock in Imobliari.

  • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

    looks like you can’t get a money line on the GB vs Lions game. The spread is the ultimate disappointment. I know GB is going to win but I just don’t know if it’s going to be by 1, 2 or 3 points. Decisions, decisions.

    • willbest

      Why aren’t they offering a money line?

      • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

        because it would be too easy to bet on Rodgers doing anything possible to win and in that shit.
        We could have knocked them out of the playoffs by just running a fullback lead block…..

        • willbest

          Sure but if my $100 gets me $400, I am going to bet on the Lions. I don’t want to give up my $100 to get $125

          • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

            a 100.00 bet on the Packers makes you 95.00
            That’s Madoff money.

          • Sauron’s right eyeball

            Madoff was just the bag man. Hence, “it’s in the bag”.

        • MB30SD

          Makes me so fucking mad man. God damn it!

      • SC Dave

        Gotta bet on Green Bay. You absolutely KNOW who is getting all the calls.

  • Internet Smug Prick #9 (GP)

    Nunes v Rousey?

    Rousey seems like she lost the Eye of the Tiger.

    • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

      I put 500.00 on Nunes because she looks like a Bond villain.

      • Internet Smug Prick #9 (GP)

        they hungry

        • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

          you know I just had to watch all of those videos again. The Rocky 4 No easy way out montage is the best.

          • Sactowns#1

            No way! The two guys frolicking on the beach was the best. (NTTAWWT)

          • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

            Oh that part is definitely in that montage

        • Sauron’s right eyeball

          It’s called “pussy eye” GP.

          MB’s got him some pussy eye.

          Butch? He got pissy eye.

          • MB30SD

            Hahaha

      • SC Dave

        That’s either a really nice box, or a fucking shitty HOUSE.

        • Make RedZone Conv% Great Again

          Ha

      • Irish Sweetness

        She’s 6/5. Great price. I don’t think I’ll bite though, If it goes into round 3 ….

  • Sauron’s right eyeball

    “We watched our kids cry on Christmas”, parents furious when toy mslfuntioned.

    Hahahaha. Fucking psthetic Millennials.

    • willbest

      My sticks and rocks worked just fine. A little too good it turned out.

      • Sauron’s right eyeball

        They’re not all pathetic Will. Just those 2.

    • SC Dave

      It’s been going on for generations, Trac

  • SC Dave

    Watched some of the Redskins game again, and I cannot say how lucky the Bears were to get Jordan Howard. To think those imbeciles dumped Forte for the likes of Langford. That guy is NOTHING.

    • BerwynBomber

      Langford was a fourth round pick. I wouldn’t sweat him. Nice to hit on those guys but always a bit of a crap shoot.

      And his rookie year was three times more productive than Wolfe’s entire four year career.

      • MB30SD

        Little perspective nevah hurts no ones

    • willbest

      Forte really blowing your skirt up this year? Moving on from him was a solid decision. And its clear Pace had his doubts about Langford. He tried to pay Anderson and drafted Howard.

      • MB30SD

        Yeup.

        Dave is very nostalgic… Coupled with total history blindness. It’s OK, I desperately want to win again too. I just want it to come in El futuro, no el pasado.

        • CanadaBear

          Dave’s got a good point. That was my issue with launching Forte, the cupboard wasn’t exactly stocked. Thrilled they hit on Howard. Like we’ve talked about, Forte had lost a step and it was time to go but the thought of Langford being the bell cow didn’t exactly give me a warm fuzzy.

          • MB30SD

            Yawn. He was very pedestrian this year

    • AlbertInTucson

      And the Redskins did all that WITHOUT Jordan Reed.

  • Irish Sweetness

    R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Died of a broken heart, for sure.

      VERY sad for her son, Carrie’s brother.

      • Irish Sweetness

        She has half-sisters too, one is Eddie and Liz Taylor’s.

        I was wondering how long her mother would last after losing a child. One day, it seems.
        God, poor Billie.

  • BerwynBomber
    • MB30SD

      Nooooooo! No way dude. That’s just those guys being pussies and whiners.

      He’s not a locker room cancer… For the 4th time. Nooooooo?!?!

      Lookin at you sac. : /

    • AlbertInTucson

      Time is running out.

      He wants to contend and that ain’t happening as Jet during what is left of his career.

  • MB30SD

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    If Bears decide to draft QB round 1-2, chances are that guy isn’t starting day one. Who does? Hoyer.

    Atta boy jeff!! HOYER the destroyer baby!!

    See that HBP… Lemonade. Read the sign… Read it. Delicious.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      That sign says Ice T!!!! Jeff doesn’t know what he is talking about. I bet he had too many Guinness, I’d rather go with Fails! At least Irish would be happy.

    • Irish Sweetness

      If Hoyer is signed back, then I’m not stopping being a Bears fan, but I’m on hiatus. He can’t actually play the position the way it needs to be played, and if Ryan Pace can’t see that ….

      • MB30SD

        300/2/0 X erra game he played

        No offense my brother, but I’ll take a (good) nfl GM’s choice over an Irishman living in Thailand. : )

    • AlbertInTucson

      Do you see a QB candidate high in the first?

      • MB30SD

        Nope. DB, dl or ol for my money al

        • AlbertInTucson

          Me, neither. Secondary needs a play-maker.

          • MB30SD

            After 11ish years… Yes sir. In a bad way

  • AlbertInTucson

    Debbie Reynolds.

    “Ok, (18 year old) Debbie. All you have to do in this SINGING IN THE RAIN film is match dance steps with Gene Kelly and Donald O’Conner.”

    Not MUCH of a challenge, there.

    • Priscillabdiaz

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  • AlbertInTucson

    NFL films had Derek Carr wired for sound on Saturday.

    I THINK you can here a “POP” right before he rolls over and starts saying “Its broke! Its broke!”.

    Yuck.

    As an NFL fan with no love for The Raiders, I hate to see that happen.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Goddammit I can’t talk football. My six year old daughter was sexually assaulted today in our gated community by a migrant worker. I’m paying over the odds to protect my family as we’ve just moved to BKK, and this shit happened yards away from our house.

    Kerry had gone onto another street to retrieve her friend’s bike, near the community sales office. The camera coverage only shows him looking around to check nobody was there and then he disappears around the corner. Kerry gets on the bike and he calls her over, she gets off the bike and disappears around the corner. Two minutes later she comes running back around the corner and runs home. Then he appears, opens the toilet door and washes his hands. He didn’t seem too interested in escaping. When the truck he was in tried to leave, Kerry identified him.

    I just got back from the police station where he’s in custody … and in all likelihood he’ll walk (and get deported) because I don’t want to put my kid through what she’ll have to go through.

    Fuck this world. Right outside my house.

    • CanadaBear

      I’m so sorry to read this my friend. Stay strong.

      • Irish Sweetness

        They’re so scared now. They keep asking me about monsters. They want to know how many more monsters there are. The cops will work him over tonight and then deport him. God forgive me but I can’t put her through what they have to do to follow the legal process.
        And it’s my fault. I never wanted to be one of those parents that taught their kids to fear strangers, to live in fear the rest of their lives. But somebody else took care of that.

    • Huge Bears Penis

      WTF, that’s awful. Stay strong. I hope your daughter is physically ok, god knows what kind of emotional/mental harm an event like that can have. They need to drag that bastard through the streets and beat the crap out of him.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Watching the video was hard. You see your baby getting on a bike and then looking at somebody out of shot, before getting off her bike and gingerly going towards a stranger, trusting them. Then two minutes later she runs towards her home after being warned not to tell anyone, but she told her mother straight away. Two minutes that will change her life, and I expect all our lives.

        A football blog probably isn’t the best place for this, but I was on here minutes after getting back from the police station commenting on football. Fkn Bears ….

    • AlbertInTucson

      SMH.

      “Let’s have Open Borders!”

      Right.

      There’s a reason for immigration laws and procedures.

      Sadly, they’ll just deport this animal and he’ll sneak right back in the next day.

      My sympathies, Irish.

      I can only imagine your anger and frustration.

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