Jeff Hughes | September 11th, 2016
Tagged: Bears, Texans
On this NFL season’s first day,
To JJ Watt, I would like to say,
At home would be a better place to stay,
Then failing against them Bears to make the play..
Trouble sleeping tonight, and a new thread. Hopefully back to sleep.
I’ve been up since 6 est
Dowell Loggains is the man on view tonight for me. We can run the ball with Howard. We know this. Meredith has been excellent … hope we see more of him. Hope the first play is a playaction go route to Kevin down the sideline …. hope we wreak havoc on defense …. hope Cutty is excellent … hope … hope.
Bears +6 v HOU. The beloved will run and stop the run, and maim and decimate. Hall and Glenn will be near perfect.
JAX +5.5 (over GB) Lions and Bears to start with road wins. Rocky roads for Minny and GB.
TEN +2.5 (over MIN) Derrick Henry.
Meredith has been excellent … hope we see more of him
I could really go the whole fucking game, Irish, and not see Cam Meredith and be oh-fuckin-kay with that.
If we didn’t throw a pass and won in a 3-0 defensive epic, I’d be delirious.
Conor Barth the MVP.
I wanna see fucking Royal do something besides be inj.
He cashes a paycheck to the tune of $300k a week.
Same with White (and Alshon, and Miller).
Meredith inactive today.
“Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.”
Wait. Where’s the LOTR pun/joke in your post?
Other than that Frodo was pretty much an orphan?
Just think, when Gollum died he had 11 fingers. Just like Houston has 11 men on offense when they get killed by the Bears?
INTO THE FIRES OF MOUNT DOOM WITH THEM
Frodo’s damn lucky the only thing he lost was a finger but yes, thank you for pointing that out. 7-11 Bears.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead!
In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man,
As modest stillness and humility;
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger:
Stiffen the sinews, conjure up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favoured rage:
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let it pry through the portage of the head,
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o’erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O’erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill’d with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide;
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English,
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought,
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument.
Dishonour not your mothers: now attest,
That those whom you call’d fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture: let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit; and upon this charge,
Cry ‘God for Halas! Ginny! and Chicago!’
Thanks for the honorable mention.
Here’s all I want out of the game:
Cutler-to-White for at least 1 highlight reel TD.
Langford/Howard carrying and catching the ball well.
No stupidity on the first offensive possession.
No garbage sacks or blown O-line assignments.
No shanked FG.
Defense plays tough against the run.
Defense gets a couple sacks.
No injuries to key personnel.
W/L? I don’t care so much about that. Just give me my list above, and I’m happy.
I would rather win ugly than lose prettily. Pretty is for October on. September is mostly pre-season quality games that count.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?
4 hours to Kap-watch. I’m tuning into that just for the anthem.
Why? He’s just going to kneel again. Big deal.
He seems like an asshole to me. If he really wants to help solve the problem, perhaps he could actually do something about it. Taking a knee doesn’t do anything. Awareness isn’t the problem. Lack of action within the communities most effected by the problem, is the problem. So go ahead Kap, roll your sleeves up. Get involved. All he’s doing now is kneeling a minute and then back to the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Fuck him, and Marshall, and Rapinoe, and the rest of them.
don’t for get the $1mill he said he was going to donate, and the fact he got York to also donate $1mill, I am guessing more so a PR move for York. I agree the lack of action within communities is an issue, but sometime those communities don’t have resources to take the necessary actions. Also, awareness is always a problem, otherwise there would be no need for all the charities to have fundraisers and advertising to bring the issues of any problem to the forefront.
I stand corrected. I hadn’t heard he was following through with a donation and more. A million plus the match from the Niners is putting your money where your mouth is. Good for him.
Awareness? If I am to believe Kaep and BLM the problem is over policing. Of course, since I can pull up FBI crime stats on my I own, I know that black communities spend 90%+ of the time killing themselves. He isn’t bringing awareness to the problem. The whole movement is looking for somebody else to blame than the people actually doing the killing.
And every city they work their magic has gotten worse, not better. Why? Because the police stop doing anything except responding to calls. So yeah the black guy minding his own business on the street doesn’t get bothered anymore, but neither does the group loitering around harassing rival gang members and little Jada who is just watching TV in the nearby house takes a stray one through the window because somebody was disrespecting somebody else.
well it is evident that you have probably only glossed over the BLM goals. While they do have problems with how black communities are policed it is not their only issue. As for the 90%+ of black on black killing stat you like to bring up it is just a stat you are trying to use to dismiss the movement. Here is a stat for you from the same FBI crime stats, 80%+ of white people killed are killed by white people. So it doesn’t matter who is killing who it is just a stat. Also change does not happen overnight, sometimes things get worse before they get better, because there will always be opposition to change. Maybe you should take some of the time you use to find stats to dismiss the issues and actually use the time to learn about the issues or find out what you can do to help.
September 11, 15 years and all that, it’s not just a normal game. Interested to see what he does.
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Should be interesting today. Whitehair’s first game is against Vince Wolfork at NT. Welcome to the NFL kid. If the Bears OL is successful today the Beloved have a decent chance of winning. I don’t see it but that’s why they play the games. Watt, Merciless and Clowney had 1 less sack than the entire Bears roster last year. If Watt is anywhere close to 100% it looks grim. Bear the fuck down!
Is Whitehair starting? I hadn’t seen any news on that.
My blood pressure didn’t need that kind of hit this early in the morning.
This will make you feel even worse.
Long tore his labrum last month and practiced this past week in a
limited fashion for the first time in three weeks. The injury is
expected to impact Long’s performance this season, where it will be more
difficult for him to rely on his strength. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17519458/chicago-bears-guard-kyle-long-play-season-torn-labrum-left-shoulder
That does make me feel worse because apparently gimpy Long is better than WH. I would think WH, Lars, Sitton would be the go-to on this one.
Incidentally, that sort of explains why Long’s deal seems team friendly.
Long is an all pro. Playing through a labrum tear is a question of pain management. Wouldn’t you think they are giving Long the benefit of the doubt and letting him play. See where he is? Not a vote of no confidence in Whitehair, just saying go get’em Kyle.
Perhaps it’s more a case of 70% Long, WH, Sitton is better than 100% WH, Larsen, Sitton.
Yeah, just read that and threw up in my mouth a little.
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Nothing official but everything I’ve read said they expect him to start.
I know Watt plays wherever Watt wants, but isn’t he usually on the guard or tackle.
Usually. Like you said, he moves all over. In a standard set Wilfork is the NT.
Wilfork is less of a concern. He is 34, not 29.
I’m more worried about stunts. If the Bears OL can handle that, who knows? I’m afraid they screw it up a couple of times and some extremely large man gets a free run or two at Cutler. I agree that Watt is more of a concern than Wilfork but he’s been all-pro plenty of times so it looks like a long day for Cody.
Long tore his labrum last month and practiced this past week in a
limited fashion for the first time in three weeks. The injury is
expected to impact Long’s performance this season, where it will be more
difficult for him to rely on his strength.
I was trying not to be Debby Downer. I hope Kyle makes it through the season but those shoulder injuries for OLmen is a bad, bad thing.
I have no idea how he can play like that. Absolutely none. It won’t heal, he’ll need surgery the day after the season ends. That’s a gut punch. It’s like playing with .75 arms. not to mention the pain.
Why wouldn’t the bears protect their investment. If WH is what you say he is, he should be out there instead. Shut Long down for a couple more weeks rather than lose him for the season on reinjury.
I think it would take months to heal up properly if surgery wasn’t needed. Pretty sure he will end up having surgery at some point.
I don’t disagree with the idea of Whitehair getting in to play for Long. Depends on how effective Long can be, or if his rotator cuff gets loose because of the labrum tear.
That’s where I’ve been at with it but the media acts like it doesn’t matter. I just hope he doesn’t do any permanent damage by still playing. They said the same thing about McPhee last year (can still play and it won’t make it any worse) and that was a huge lie.
I feel a helluva a lot better knowing Whitehair, the best Oline prospect of the draft, is flanked by two PBers on each side.
If ANY team is prepared to take on Watt, it’s us. He’s not a speed rusher, so likely he’s not looping around or OTs, which means, he’s gotta go into the teeth of our big boys.
If anything, I’d be more worried about Clowney speed rushing around Massie, but hey, we can always chip if that becomes a problem.
Same with Merciless. It’s going to be a helluva test.
Whitehair is starting at center?
Pretty sure. Won’t know until game time (thanks Fox) but everything I read said he’s starting at center.
Beyond the Bears game, I also will be keeping an eye on the Jets. I want to see how Matty and Brandon fair.
Who else on the former Bears parade? Chicken Dinner, anyone else of note?
Black Uni with Gronk out.
Yes, you do. You know it. You just don’t want to show it. 🙂 You’re secretly hoping they aren’t so good. It’s ok to have feelings. I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Just getting into full on Bears Mode.
I honestly don’t give a shit mike,as long as we win, thass alla thats matters
Amen. Preach! I was playing. I’m very interested to see how they do. More curious than concerned. Damn.. I’ve got to cut grass before I can settle into the cave. Have a great day.
Cut grass?!?!?! Isn’t that what a landscaping company is for… fuck dat noise.
Enjoy my man
You get a bit older and its about doing things because you’re happy you can do them. Rough 2nd half. Texans have a top 5 defense. Bears couldn’t match up. Lots of reasons. Mostly they just aren’t there yet.
I still loves you maings, just don’t give a fuck about some player not on my team. AND FUCK THE JETS WHILE I’M AT IT!
…whoops. damn phone… but i guess it works anyway
So here we go. A few things to remember
– a loss in September, no big deal. But beating the Texans would be.
– we are all Bears fans here and all hope for the best inspite of our different insights
– Fuck the Packers
– It’s a game.
I’ve gotta get my blog fix in early. If today is like most game days, I won’t last long on here once the game starts. Maybe with it being a new season it won’t be so brutal on here but I remain skeptical.
Blackhead 465 is sharpening his knives. #talent.
I move my bears. As long as we’re boy trestman embarrassing which made me sick a little every week.
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Bear down, fellas!!!! A moment of silence to those who lost loved ones on 9/11….. I was 10 years old, crazy.
everything’s bigger in texas boys… including the assholes, and…
Bear down bitches!
Jess, they can take their star and shove it!
My ex sister-in-law (may she R.I.P.) had an amazing body. Trust me, you would have approved. She moved to Texas and put on 100 lbs. Just one more reason not to like Texas.
We all have amazing bodies C-Bear. It’s just harder to see it on some people.
11am est..shots around the globe…go bears!!!
I have absolute no idea what to expect today.
1 hour till historic greatness
any of u guys listening to any Bears pregame radio show?
is there another one besides the Score?
Im on espn fantasy crap as I’m getting my ass handed to me and need some help
In week 1?
I have 36 FF teams. Do I win?
I suppose that is one way to not obsesses over who does what
Bears: CB Kyle Fuller, DL Will Sutton, S Deon Bush, LB Nick Kwiatkoski, WR Cameron Meredith, C Eric Kush, CB Cre’von LeBlanc
Irish can just quit now. No Meredith. GAME OVER.
A bit surprised by Fuller.
I thought I heard Howard was inactive. Glad he’s not.
No Meredith with White on the injury list with a hammy? Cray cray.
Want to see plenty of Howard early. Want to see Boz Crockweiler on his ass early. Want to see Larsen at Center and Sitton and Long protect that pocket from JJ the Tool. Close pressure from the corners and a wrecking crew of backers. No stinking playbooks just pure violence.
Bears 24 Texans 14
Bear Down. Don’t drink and drive.
Gentlemen. Welcome to football season. Enjoy your Sundays and Bear Down!
On the flip side
Texans declared Will Fuller (hamstring) and J.J. Watt (back) active for Week 1 against the Bears.
Both players were expected to play. Fuller lit up the
preseason, but he is tough to trust as anything more than aboom-or-bust
WR4 as the low-volume complement to Nuk Hopkins. The Texans might try
to limit Watt, he hassaid he wants to play every snap. Houston declared
QB Brandon Weeden, WR Keith Mumphery, S K.J.Dillon, OLB Brennan
Scarlett, LT Duane Brown, OG Oday Aboushi, and DE Joel Heath inactive
for Week 1.
If we can’t get a pass rush on a backup LT, back up C (their predicted starter went down for season), and gimpy RT, then we’re fucked.
I’m hoping for a big game from Hall and Glenn at corner. No fly zone. Crushing coverage sacks. Sheer brutality in the trenches. Proper fucking war.
Hall will not give out a pass!
Actually, it’ll probably be a rough day for both.
Hands up who has the Texans winning this?
Leave my mellow alone
Nope. And EVERYONE has Bears not only losing, but getting dominated
I think it might be low scoring slug fest
Shut your whore mouth haha
I have a shot of Jameson lined up for kickoff
I have a crown shot ready
Salud, men…let’s rock!!
Houston is a sewer.
In fact Texas is a big sewer.
Fat piggy moron fans.
“…remember it’s not a lie – if you believe it…”
It is my understanding that Houston is about as close to a libertarian utopia as exists on this planet
HOLY SHIT BEAR THE FUCK DOWN I AM FUCKIN STOKED. HOUSTON FUCKING DEEEEAAAAAADDDDD.
Let Texas secede soon.
“…libertarian utopia…” Seriously?
Anyone else having a problem getting the WBBM radio stream through radio.com? It just doesn’t want to load and then you get a 503 error when you refresh….
They shut it down during games. Isn’t that nice ?
Mitch. Mitch. Mitch… You had him.
Didn’t even know he was playing today!
keep refraining, he’s a playmaker.
Not shut down, but makes plays
Great coverage FUCK osweiler
All day long.
Nice one Trace. A few more of those is on the cards.
What u didn’t see was Floyd getting complety pancaked like a ragdoll.
6’8 is Mr. Brockweiler. We’ll need some Floyd up in his face.
No I saw our fullback on the field during defense which is silly
Giggle – Giggle…our ball.
I love takeaways
What’s the over on cutler picks again?
Mooch has 5, the bimbo had 4.
Massie owning Watt 1-1.
That’s what a #1 looks like!
Pretty good so far #BirdCage
Enter Jordan Howard for one of many FF Ds. And real ones.
Isn’t he inactive?
F-you mEdia. F-you ‘experts’. This is a W.
I thought you declared it a loss
Nope. Backed em straight up. Bad day for Brock coming up.
A good start!
Oh shit!!! It is ON boys! No fear in this team!
RIGHT UP YO ASS
For those who had preseason worries about the Offense, they should fade pretty quickly.
That was more coordinator and line related
…was one drive, but hell yes. That couldnt have played out any better. Good receiving corps acting like they are good, and pounding the ball up the gut behind the “strength” of the offense. Bing0 bang0
That revamped interior just looked dominant.
Upgrading from Larsen and Grasu to Sitton and Whitehair is huge.
Not to mention Long and not Ducasse at RG
Well. That’ll do for a start. That’ll do.
We’re going to Sizzler! Whoops – We’re goin’ to the Red Zone!
Already see the Formula.
Langford for 5.
Royal 3rd down machine
Alshon bombs away
Langford up the middle, TD
White just chillin
Freeman blew that one up.
A real LB. Damn that was sweet.
Hmmm… This Bears defense has a little swagger growing in them. Me likery
ST stepping up too!
Apparently my 27-10 was pessimistic
3 and out boys and a punt return with no penalties! Now alshon up top for the TD
Cushing, Giant Douchaynee extraordinaire looks out.
New Center blues?
Damn. Little hiccup. Beats defense will get it back. Been awhile since I’ve felt like that
Use unrein. Don’t overthink. Ugh.
Put Larsen in now and quit the draft pick politics crap Fox …
LOL. Didn’t you see the touchdown drive?
I saw a couple of slippery fish he snapped to Cutty …
No. White-haired stays in.
was about to say, we’re going to find out about our new C. Not a good start
Oh that was a real bad snap
This not stopping the run is troubling
That’s on Fangio. They’re running through zone prevent.
Wow. Eyes on the ball the whole time. It’s a beautiful thing
Cm on boys need a big 3rd down stop
Jacoby Glenn Johnny on the spot.
The following people are gay:
C’mon Irish. It’s a bad snap. First game dude
He can’t snap in any game dude. Brutal in PS, brutal now. He might be a good guard but he sucks balls at snapping. Cost us already.
Jax tied the game.
Cody ballhair Damn it
The 5th? I love that
Run D not as sharp as I expected but man can our LBs cover. Fun.
That inside doesn’t look stout. Goldman supposed to dominate, but there have been some lanes open.
Our LB coverage has looked ok thus far. Let’s hope it stays that way
Know who dominated every little snap he saw in PS?
He’s not even a Bear now.
Against second string
Nothing worse than a penalty on a kickoff return that didn’t need to be returned.
I can think of a lot worse things
Caleb Haine as your backup
They’re spotting you 25 yards Deonte!!
Espn is down? Ugh
Yeah I would be pissed if I were an insider
Hate starting on the fucking 10
90 yard drive
Now you are on the 19
Let’s get Howard in there and get serious. Unrein at FB.
God Wilfork is a FATASS
His retirement will not be easy
Hahaha… This is true
It’s all about COMPETIN’!
He rocks those overalls
Need pts on this drive boys.
Irish Cody just stood up Vince Wilfork by himself.
Oh he can block. No question.
Watt has beaten neither Massie nor Sitton one on one. Nice.
I love momentum killing commercial breaks for no reason.
Actually this was a timeout…
Missing a play because they’re watching the fucking replay is worse.
Oh sitton….you beautiful beast
And he has long hair and a beard.
I will take the cheerleader on the right
Houston breeds some gorgeous ladies
So Fox is playing the backs in series, not caring about situation.
No doubt, where was the triple back package
On 3rd and 1 Jordan Howard should be in there no matter what time it is on the clock I mean, not just the sprite whose currently in.
Yup. Speed rushers. Massie can’t do it.
Yeah, I was worried more about speed rushers around the corner than the Watt in the middle.
If Massie sucks more, move Whitehair over to RT and Larsen at C
Gotta pound the rock on 3rd and short. Sometimes I feel like coaches overthink shit.
Fuckin A. Unrein and Howard I-formation, run behind Kyle Long. This shit isn’t hard.
Lasike is the FB
Um, you have about 20 million locked up on the inside…run it!!
Big stop here
Is Fangio blitzing at all?
Bears D = zero pressure so far. Hasnt cost us yet in a big way, but still…noticeable
Looks like Jones-Quartay has a hammy
Huge stop here must get off field
Irish’s man crush on Sanu. 3 for 68 and a TD
I don’t know. It’s their job but it’s a lot of names to keep straight
2nd time he’s said it.
That was a nice catch
Our D is going to wear down way before theirs at this pace
Can’t get off field. Concerning.
no pass rush.
McPhee missing hurts.
Where the hell is Young?
Forte has 70 yards from scrimmage
Chargers are en fuego
Can’t really stop Hopkins.
I’m more worried about our lack of pass rush
Considering their line… Yeah
Need 3 before half
That looks a #1
For a month now
Just tweaked his hurt shoulder.
Jax up by 3, Tenn up by 9
Well it was a fun start. But that 4 and 1 stop by Houston seems to have changed everything.
Just have to hold…we get the kickoff
Is Willie Young activated?
There we go
Well they blitzed
The return game is absolutely brutal.
I’ll take 10-7 at half
Ok kneel now
Looks like Long is still in tho
That wasn’t a penalty.
That guys looks like a #1
I really don’t wanna see him go
Thank god Jay actually under threw there
We need this fg
Take the 3
Pay the man!!
I approve this message
Get 3 take the momentum to the 2nd
Kick now damnit
no sack pleez
They don’t trust barth from like 27 yds?
They could sign me for $50/hr to kick 30 yd fgs
Kick it now. Fucking coaches. Almost nothing good can happen here.
Wtf?! Kick it!!
Believe in your QB bro.
Good for #BirdCage and the offense. That took guts.
Jay Cutler is the fucking man.
Way to go, Jay!!
That looked and felt nice
I’m lagging apparently
What a drive
‘Ole smokin Jay’s still has the arm.
Unleash the dragon.
7 seconds left in the half. WHat a kick in the nuts!!!!!!!!!! Go Bears!!!!!!!!
Really the only stutter was the snap on 4th and 1. Cutty showing some balls, OL doing well. I like.
More interceptions please.
Helluva half of football
Great start, shaky middle, brilliant finish.
The worm has turned
Banged up Watt is just average.
Handjobs all around haha!!
The only problem is Jeff’s monday’s post will be all about how PS doesn’t mean dick (unless you are Gould).
If the Beloved win I’ll happily eat crow. I agree to a point about PS but when you lay 2 monumental eggs …
More proof preseason doesn’t matter. Now the varsity is dressed.
Game is only half over
Dunno. I see some carry over like not being able to stuff the middle.
Not getting a pass rush.
Being able to run the ball. Alshon looking good. White looking iffy. etc
I see the same thing. But winning blinds people to a lot of sins. And so it will be tomorrow.
Royal. Good to have you back sir. You’re no DA or Roy Williams but I guess we will keep you around.
AP on 2 yards a carry. Sweet.
Lamar Miller is crushing us though, he is around 7 yards a carry. And Ozzie popped one off for like 15 himself.
And the Cheese with their hands full in JAX. Their D apparently get off the field.
Man, I was this close to drafting Alshon too.
Quick strike offense.
I know we want to grind it out, but is it more, or does the O look sharper in 2 min drill, going back to last season?
Cutty and Alshon looking all-pro in the first half. Royal finally paying dividends. Porter playing tremendous even if he couldn’t stop their TD. O-line doing the job.
Also the gods are smiling down upon us. That drop by Fuller was HUGE.
As big as the drop by whitehair for game momentum.
Was it on Whitehair? I couldn’t tell. Kinda wonder if we would have gotten it anyway. Plus, Jay have never liked the sneak. He never did them under Lovie and Trestman.
Awesome summary, BB
Its only one half of football, but Loggains is nothing like Gase at all. This looks like a modern NFL offense.
Definitely not conservative there at the end of the half like I expected.
I just found a great location for the steakhouse.
Hey coach, talk to Thompson.
Not signing Jeffery is looking a lot more risky
Jeffrey will be a Bear barring another string of soft tissue injuries. Let’s give White more than a half of football before deciding what he is.
are you drinking? if so maybe you should stop for a little while.
Meredith is good. Royal and Bellamy are solid. Draft another if AJ walks.
He. just. stood. there.
Coaches over thinking. Give him set routes and easier touches until he knows what he’s doing.
Fly routes and screens
D bails us out there …
Good job, d!!
Floyd came in hot on that one
Pretty boy floyd!!
Yonny deserves a shot of tradewinds for losing his nerve before the half. Have you found your see legs yet boyo?
Defense is certainly lying it out there. Kevin officially “owes one”, so i hope he plans to show us a little something.
25 yard line. Thank you.
Bring in Howard already
Vince will pick one off.
Roughing the kicker. Fucking Roughing the kicker
Honestly, I would pull Kevin and put Cam in .. .except he’s not dressed in this universe.
Inactive your crush is
In my universe he’d be starting. Best receiver in PS.
We need to establish the run and stop it.
Howard. Langford can’t run rough.
No way, i have langford in fantasy haha
Stealing TDs he is!
Once again, come on D
Porter is toast tonight. Get Hall in there now.
Porter has an int
He gets beat deep, no speed. Liability. Hall sticks to them. H + G were our best two revelations in PS for me. They should be starting together, use Porter as a Nickel.
Our CBs will keep struggling w/out pass rush.
Our rooks were shutting down guys like Josh Norman a couple of weeks ago, Porter’s not fit.
The rooks don’t get their head around
Offense needs to help out the D….
establish the run!
We paid that interior a lot, and if Leno pans out, it’ll be even more.
This is where that investment must pay off
Can’t get too predicable. I’d like to see Cutty go deep.
We run it pretty good
we did well with those stretch runs in the PS
Maybe do some more of those, let Langford decide which lane to hit
Short pass to Miller coming up. Then alshon time.
they should do PA bomb to Alshon or White.
Make the TEX D think twice about stuffing the run on 1st
Run the ball!!!
Eyed go for it here.
Fuck. 3rd and short and throw again! WTF
That call was bullshit
all u have to do is get Auto Parts about the 40 for him to pin them
wow. Floyd looped around nice.
Crowd is quiet
Went outside to transfer my lures from one Plano box to another and return to find the Bears remain
Lechler can boot it
I am jealous of pretty much every teams punter we face
Our D is stout.
And I have no idea what game Blogfather is watching. We have a disruptive pass rush virtually every time Osweiler drops back.
pass rush is beginning to get there.
I don’t know what game you are watching but the Texans are 6 of 12 on 3rd down to our 2 of 7
What’s that have to do with the pass rush? How many conversions have been runs?
Glenn appears to be a better DB than Fuller. Certainly a better athlete at the point of the catch.
An Osweiler is a giant rodent – common to Key West — see novel Razor Girl by Carl Hiassen.
I’m going to Jewels as we say on the South Side….and will return to find them
Don’t get shot
Thanks – since I’m 76 years old I’m now bullet proof…
and I’m in self-preservation mode…
Ok Alshon, don’t get mad.
Raiders… You are not doing what I predicted you to do
as much as they upgraded the D, it’s still suspect.
I am facing Drew Brees 98 yard TD pass jeebus
haha. I think Yonny has Brees sitting on his bench while Cutler is getting sacked.
Forte’s having a day against the Bengals.
Bears look like a team that WANTS to win, but isnt READY to win. Texans have left this one wide open for the Bears to “steal” it, and they just cant make the plays. The 2nd half offense has been atrocious offensively.
why are we only rushing 3?
Texan half-time adjustments — now we have a second half plan – right?
AP 12 rushes for 24 yards…
stacking the box, or got old?
No idea. But mak Shaun hill beat you seems logical
Love our D. Offense, needs to step up
Doesn’t Brian Cushing get injured every year in the first couple games of the season?
Nice stop, I bet they go for it though
That was a shit spot
He was short
challenge that shit!
Oz looks like a poor mans cutler
That was not a fucking first down. Game changing fuck up.
The ‘penalty’ on Zach Miller Miller too.
Cutler td to jeffrey with 20 seconds left to win…..mark it
White owes us one.
White is still green
Come on Hall. Pick one.
why didn’t Fox challenge the 1st down?
Oh yeah, albino lovie
Gutsy play call by HOU. Wonder if our D might start tiring. Seems like they’ve been on the field the entire second half.
Actually, most of the game. 18+ min in first half
start kneeling them damn kickoffs!
25 YARDS!!! IT’S FREE !!!! WHY?????
So the not scoring in the 3rd carried over from last season
Special teams is killing the offense. Bears routinely starting 5-8 yards behind the 25.
Langford continues to not impress
Edit: although his pass blocking has been ok
Hurry Up and screens will kill these guys.
Desperately need a stop.
Leno owes Cutler a steak dinner.
And yet, best tackle
The biggest problem today has been not taking touchbacks
Remember my prediction though
Loggins run a fucking crossing route. Are you trying to win a bet?
Your guy irish
It doesn’t matter. Fox wanted a breather and just threw the flag for the fuck of it
He should’ve challenged the damn 1st down
Ball spots suck. That is why there should be a chip in the ball
yeah, but that was sorta obvious. It was by like a yard.
At least it would’ve stopped the clock and help the D recompose.
Cutler needs to be cutler now
This. Come on Jay
Bears offense sputtered after Jeffery’s drop.
Uninspiring loggins. Uninspiring.
Wentz a having a decent game 19/32 for 250ish and 2 tds
All good. On to next week. This was one of the shittier matchups this year. The Bears showed some signs. Tough loss.
This ain’t over.
It’s over, I won’t let it ruin the rest of my Sunday though.
Don’t give up
Osweiler also played a much better game than I expected
He is getting time to throw, he is playing about like he did last year
Fox is clearly even worse than Lovey at challenges. Doesn’t challenge a clearly bad spot. Challenges a clear catch.
Can you challenge a spot? The Bears just got jobbed there.
Yes but it’s hard as hell
Pretty sure you can.
Need a quick 6…that’s what i tell Vegas strippers haha
Loggins, it’s not a crime to use your offensive weapons.
There is no law against using Royal as a fucking slot receiver to run high percentage slot receiver routes.
It is ok to use white on screens.
Your tight end in fact exists.
Miller is blocking
Woot! Made the 25! At least almost.
I think bears need to throw more going forward
Who’s going to the colts game?
Since that helmet to the ribs in Q2
Defense needs a pic.
The runs and a punt
I hate to say it, but as long as the Bears have Cutler this is what our games will look like. Sad day.
You are putting this game on Cutler?
As opposed to Oz?
I 2nd that.
Nah, Sac, our line was up against it today. He was money with time.
Langford is averaging 3.3 yards per carry. This is on the line
I think upon review you will see Jay holding tha ball far too long and taking needless sacks.
I saw that too. He doesn’t seem to climb the pocket to buy that extra second.
He’s been up and down today.
I saw several un-blocked rushers come his way in this game, resulting in big sacks. The line started off pretty good, but ultimately failed.
Whose wife is singing? Fuck!!
still can’t block the stunts…like in PS
Whitehair. Straight up the middle.
This leaves with a gross lovie flashback of zero halftime adjustments and just getting flat out smoked in the second half. Fucking gross
I can’t argue with this.
This, and the Texans are making plays and we are not.
Pack 1-0 bears 0-1 fuck
Although he has actually played really well, I do think that Jay misses his #22 safety blanket
Matt has 96 yards and counting.
I assume you mean rushino
He was near or over 100 from scrimmage in the first half
right now he’s 96 rushing 59 rec
Other teams find a way to use their TE and slot receiver for high percentage.
Birdcage simply stopped using any creativity after the half.
Bears 2nd half offense looked like Hillary trying to stand up on her own. Sad.
Don’t care, I had this one as an L. They’ll live and learn. Plenty of better matchups on their schedule.
I like the D….i think they can pass more
There will be a lot to learn from film this week
I thought they passed too much and didn’t try establishing the ground game til too late.
Pretty tough to do with Langford consistently getting 2-3 yds/carry.
True, but they didn’t give him many chances early.
That was game
hey, if Tex are gonna win, might as well throw a 60 yd bomb to Hopkins!
Jags still in it
The theory of “holding out” the playbook during pre season can be tossed.
2nd half kinda looks like pre-season. Maybe not so meaningless after all.
Raiders ties it up
They miss their Matt’s(Forte, Slauson)
We got this. Long TD to Miller, onside recovery. Fg for the win
How about that Kevin White? Lol
I left the bar when the Bears gave the ball back with %;24 to go down 9 with only 2 timeouts left.
I figured if THEY were going to punt, so was I.
BTW, Who thought that challenge was a good idea?
It was just a timeout
Pissed away timeout on an ignorant challenege.
They challenged the catch when there was never any evidence that remotely suggested it wasn’t a catch.
I guess this is where the bad spot killed the Bears. The difference between a 9 point game vs 4 with 2 min left.
5 sacks, 2 were on cutty, this one is more desperation mode
Oh some preseason snaps for white
It’s nice to see the pack defense still sucks balls
How was that one not grounding?
It was within 3 yards of langford
Why is cutler out there?
Goota gove it to Jay somehow getting out of those 2 sacks
Okay so the Bears go 15-1.
yep cant go 15-1 without losing 1.
Well, the sky is still up there.
That’s what I’m talking about. Hopefully the injury gods were good to us.
Hey, I just realized Leonard Floyd had more sacks than JJ Watt, so thete’s that..
#BirdCage seems to running the FOX feed right now.
Hroniss … Nanny … you are missed.
The guy providing the bonus last year is being missed this year… yikes.
Packers game not over
Come on Jags, down 4 under 2 min in GB territory
Jags alive but that was close
Damn td just dropped.
And that’s that. Pack wins.
I just realized I prefer Nathan Lane when he’s on Broadway.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday everybody
Is Kevin White just stupid? Is that the thing with the guy?
seems like it
Did he say something stupid in the post game interview? Or are you referring to the play where he stopped on his route?
which play? The one that was intercepted or the 2nd one that the defender dropped?
He’s a 2nd year player. Is it too much to expect he knows the route tree?
So the Baby Bears almost pulled one off. Not ashamed of this loss. We will get better and the Bears just lost to what will be a division winning team. This team will get better every week.
I am… whatever they had in the first half they lost. Houston figured out how to beat their protection, and they couldn’t adjust.
The game could have been won with better coaching? Yes. Loggains first year as an OC with Foxy coaching him up? These kind of games will happen. Eye expect improvement next week. Or else.
Hillary fell over unconscious at the WTC memorial and the ESPN FF site crashed and burned as well.
Perhaps the 15th anniversary is cursed.
Someone needs to put her to the question.
Heat exhaustion on a 65 degree morning is the claim.
Gerald Ford: SMH
Admirable effort. D played well most of the game — Fangio’s unit looks impressive — O played well for a half (then disappeared). Anyway, that was a playoff-caliber team on their home turf and we hung right with them. Next three are definitely winnable.
Btw, I thought Osweiler kept us in the game the last half of the fourth quarter. He kept going for the homerun ball when a couple of first downs would have ended our day sooner.
Game ball to Porter. Freeman, Trevaithan and Floyd played well too.
Game turned when they went for it on 4th and Whitehair blew it
I didn’t like not kicking there to begin with. A 47 yarder is makeable. Take the three. Would have put us up two scores too.
they also failed to try a 54 yarder later in the game, and punted inside the 40 instead of going for 2. So much trust in the K they just had to have who can only kick inside of 40 yards. Sigh.
THe guy the Saints kept just missed a 60 yarder, indoors
Gould has his phone on.
NO wastes another HoF game by Brees. Nothing new there.
P.S. Is Sean Payton really all that as an HC?
Porter was awful. He got beat for three TD. Fuller burned him at the end of the first half (when he should be happy to give up anything but over the top) and dropped a 90 yard gimme. Hopkins dropped an uncontested one in the end zone in the first half (when the refs called a BS OPI on him) and then another one uncontested in the end zone in the 4th quarter right before HOU kicked a FG to take the lead.
Whee, he had one early INT. He then proceeded to get beat like he stole something for the last 3.5 quarters.
About what we should have expected, no? Things that were noticeably disappointing to me:
1) Front 7 was worse than I expected. Very little pressure, and gashed by run D whole first half (fixed that in 2nd half at least).
2) Run blocking was worse than I had hoped for. That’s supposed to be the strength of this line. If the offense can’t establish the run they’re going to really struggle this year.
3) I didn’t expect greatness from Kevin White, but something resembling competence would be nice. I’ve said for months I wanted to see him be a capable WR2 this year. Felt that was a reasonable hope/expectation. He was nothing like that today.
4) Offensive play calling was shit. No adjustment for bad pass blocking, no counter once Houston doubled Alshon and took him out of the game in the 2nd half. Didn’t use Kevin White correctly. See how Houston used Will Fuller? That’s what Kevin White should be doing. Only go routes, screens, and curls. Take advantage of the great size/speed combo while he learns how to play the position at the NFL level. Instead they put him on a variety of complicated routes that ended in disaster and destroyed his confidence. Well done.
Other issues were what we expected coming in. OTs are bad (goodness gracious Bobby Massie), secondary is bad.
We had two sacks and a half-dozen solid pressures (if not more). Miller gashed us the first half but he had 20-30 yards on a few third and forever plays; i.e., empty calorie yards.
Story of the game was our O completely disappeared in the second half.
outside of a few plays Osweiler had all day to throw. Pass rush was not nearly good enough.
Again, story of the game was the O played only a half. The D did enough but eventually got gassed, IMV.
Guys watching the All-22 are saying that the Texans came out in the 2nd half and boxed down on Jeffery. They made White try and beat them with press coverage by Joseph. He couldn’t do shit.
That is what I would have done. And I presume Miller was kept in to block pretty much the whole time.
Jeffery had 105 yards in the first half and 0 catches in the 2nd. They obviously made stopping him their priority.
Which is smart, because here’s a dirty little secret: he’s the only offensive playmaker the Bears have. The other 3 they had have all been sent packing the last 2 offseasons (all for good reason, but still hurts).
It’s tough to say, but Zach Miller is nothing. He’s got nothing.
Miller is a nice solid complementary piece. Same for Royal. And Langford at this point.
Wasn’t given much.
Yeah, that makes sense. And let’s be honest, it ain’t just on White. Considering this team once had BMarsh, Alshon, Uni and Forte running patterns, wouldn’t any team in the league with a clue double on Alshon?
I will try to give White the benefit of the doubt. Not every rookie can be Cooper or Benjiman or ODB or one of the other polished receivers. But its going to be difficult to refrain from opening up the 2015 draft and seeing what could have been this week.
I think it’s more about not having Forte, BMarsh, and Uni catching passes anymore. We should adjust/adapt but those guys were real threats. We might have had the best collection of playmakers in the league a couple/few years ago.
Kevin White is a project. Not a bona fide wide receiver.
Cutler sacked 5 times, hit hard 12 times.
Took a helmet to the ribs. Never really recovered afterward.
I heard the Russians that hacked Hillary’s email server took down ESPN FF.
Way to destabilize the West, you commie scum.
I would be angry if I were paying for their service, as it stands, we are the product.
Bears D…good..offense needs to pass the ball more
1) Alshon is really good, and still healthy.
2) The new ILB showed up. 28 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 1 QB hit. Solid in pass coverage. Their impact was noticeable in a good way. First time we’ve been able to say that about off-ball LBs since 2012.
3) Not a bad debut for Leonard Floyd. Made a couple plays after a slow start.
4) Nobody got seriously hurt today, per Fox. Everybody dinged up came back into the game. Somehow Cutler stayed healthy through that beating.
5) Outside of a few shaky snaps, I thought Whitehair had a good day. The interior of that OL is gonna be awesome once they get some experience together and sort out miscommunications.
Agreed on all. Very positive after a loss. Well about as positive as one can be after a loss.
We should be fine.
Sitton-Whitehair-Long is a nice interior A. They really out physicalled the most physical down lineman in the NFL early on.
Whitehair got blown up to end one of our final drives. That can’t happen.
It does in the NFL. To rookies, to all pros. Geez.. Sitton got blown up too.
I don’t think Lamar Houston had his number called. Not ONCE.
Willie Young was stretching the run plays out to the sideline, but was NOT getting home.
How about Dem Chiefs? Nice comeback against the Chargers. Fuck I hate the Chargers.
I saw him once!
But only once… :
He got a pressure on Oz that resulted in a bad throw. So it was at least once.
1. We do not have a competent caller at Center. He can’t call protections yet – Cutty nearly got killed today. Larsen to start. Whitehair to back up Long and Sitton at guard. Activate Kush.
2. Porter is toast on deep balls. Hall should start at CB, Porter to Nickel.
3. Kevin White needs to make way for some Cameron Meredith.
4. Langford just gets rag-dolled in the middle. No Jordan Howard tonight?
5. Defense I liked for the most part, we were hog-tied by some dumb calls and the fumbled snap.
NOW…. NOW I am ready for some Cameron Meredith.
Porter played a ton better than you’re giving him credit for.
You know Irish. He rides his preseason heroes hard and dirty if they find their way to the bottom of the 53.
No he did not. He had the one INT early. Then he proceeded to get beat like he stole something for 3.5 quarters.
In the 2nd quarter, he got toasted by Hopkins for a TD, only Hopkins dropped it uncontested (would have been called back on a BS OPI anyway).
With about 90 seconds left in the 1st half and HOU backed up at their own 10 yard line, he got burned by a rookie for a 90 yard TD. Luckily for him, the rookie dropped it when nobody was within 5 yards of him.
In the 4th quarter he got burned by Hopkins AGAIN for a 20ish yard TD. But Hopkins saw it bounce off his hands while Porter was 5 yards away and HOU kicked a FG to score the winning points.
He also gave up several big completions. He was terrible, just like he was terrible for the last 5-6 games of last year, and pretty much the previous 4 years before that save for that one flukey 8 game stretch at the start of last year that made Bears fans think he’s not a shitty CB.
A lot of CBs have gotten and will continue to get burned by Hopkins. This statement is in no way defending Porter. Just saying it, but i think he sucks too.
Cutler getting killed wasn’t on Whitehair. It was a combo of terrible OT play (esp. from Massie) and play calls that didn’t adjust for said terrible OT play.
When Fuller is healthy he should replace Porter. Glenn is better (but not good. He gives way too big of a cushion).
Langford got 21/22 RB touches/targets. It’s his job for now. He ran hard, and through contact better than last year, but sure seems like JAG to me. And he wasn’t involved at all in the passing game, which says to me he’s not going to be a threat there. That’s where the Bears miss Forte the most.
Especially positive on #3, since we did not know what to expect. Floyd good made up for White nothing
Its still disappointing to not have at least something exceptional between the two top 10 draft picks.
Floyd showed promise tho, Will. White looked like nothing.
Alshon, on the other hand, is a #1. As I have said for a long time. The dude can play.
I was disappointed Jay shunned him after a single drop.
it wasn’t a single drop. He had a drop in the 1st half, and then was responsible for an INT in the 2nd. And he still got 3 more targets after that, which almost resulted in another INT because he ran the wrong route.
White actually led the team in targets with 7. Royal and Alshon both had 6. Though to be fair 3 of White’s 7 came on the last drive, when they were probably deliberately going to him to build his confidence.
Yeah, I called them pre-season reps, since he was only targeted like 5 times in the PS.
I think Dave was saying Alshon got shunned after a drop. I think we all understand why Jay was shy with White after he ran wrong/gave up on the route for the INT.
Alshon didn’t get shunned. He got shut down by constant extra attention from HOU. It’s like how teams treated Marshall in 2012.
We know you’re really good, so we’re gonna throw everything we have at you and dare somebody else to beat us. Betcha they can’t do it.
I’m curious why they didn’t in the first half.
Because White hadn’t demonstrated himself a liability yet!
Really though its a matter of not committing more resources than you have to.
Jeffery was being double teamed for pretty much the entire second half.
Alex Smith threw for 363 yards… Alex mother fucking smith.
Danny Woodhead top 5 RB on the week. White boys represent.
And I sat him against Butch. Ha.
yeah, but at least Ware blew up.
I tried getting him in draft , but $1 dollar short
MIN won with AP getting 39 yards and Shaun Hill being Shaun Hill? Damn …
Yes well when your defense scores 14 points….
And Walsh scored 12 points.
TEN is a terrible roster with a terrible coach. If it weren’t for SF and CLE, they’d be the worst team in the NFL.
I like where we are
My #1 worry. Chaz Bono Lane
If we can’t run, then go quicktempo aerial assault.
We don’t have Mariani/Bellamy combo out there.
Alshon, White, Royal, Miller and Langford from backfield should be enough.
The Pats would score 50 points every game with those guys, even with Garrapolo
And Albino Lovie strikes again. That was an OBVIOUS challenge.
If they lose, at least it slows down momentum and allows D to rest.
That was game cuz we knew BirdCage was happening.
Ha ha ha. Blair Walsh shanked another FG today. Hub is on the radio saying his sources tell him Robbie Gould is about to become a Viking.
Yes… that was the weak link on the field for them today. Not the RB averaging 1.5 yards a carry, or the QB that couldn’t get the ball into the red zone.
Except they won, right?
It’s a team game.
They did. The kicker was 4 of 6, and the defense had two scores and basically just shut down the titans.
Wow how did the Chargers blow that lead, and the Saints.. apparently the Bears aren’t the only team in the league that thought football games were only going to be 30 minutes long this year.
That Saints game was gonna be a shoot out no matter what. That’s why Del Rio went for the 2 instead of tying it with a FG.
That’s balls right there
Chargers being chargers. Not surprised. Keenan Allen done for season by most accounts.
Really? So my flier on Travis Benjamin is already going to pay off?
This. I thought it was great going from the win on the road.
Raiders O will win very few shootouts. A lot of that is just a historically bad D.
That Raider O is aggressive.
Cooper is Cooper, but ppl often overlook Crabtree who almost racked up the same stats as him
Their RBs are good too, and improved Oline.
They’ll put up points, and they’ll need too cuz that Raider D looks horrible, which is surprising.
We’ll see. The OAK O wasn’t all that and a bag of chips last year.
And statistically, the Saints D was as bad as ours the second year of Trestman. Nothing today convinces me they’re much improved.
Saints have no defense. They gave up 35 to the Raiders. On their home turf.
Brees will lead the league in passing efficiency and production after W1 but it is the same old story for NO.
Btw, Fox deserves some heat for that 4th and 1 in the first half that resulted in the fumble. A very questionable decision even before the play occurred. A 47 yarder — in HOU no less/not exactly a kicker’s hell — would have put us up two scores there.
I say you take the points.
I am pretty sure the stat guys say its always better to go for it on 4th and 1. Like even on your own 40.
Even when points are potentially taken off the board?
Yeah. Because kicking a 47 yard FG isn’t 3 points. It would be consider 2.4 points. So what is your expected gain going for it on 4th and 1? Its the chance at 7 points, plus the continued option of kicking the FG less all the bad things. We just had bad things.
And to drive that point home. If Fox had listened to us and taken the points his best case scenario going into the half was then 13-10 and he went in 14-10 because he went for it both times.
One decision doesn’t excuse the other.
Anyway, there is no guarantee you net 7 pts even if you make that first down. You very well might be kicking a FG four plays later.
Again, I kick the 47 yarder there, especially in a stadium like HOU.
No its not 7 points. Say you are on 4th and 1 on the opponents 20 yard line. So if you kick a FG your expected points with a 98% kick pct would be meaning 2.94 points. But if you opt to go for the conversations you can expect to get 4.6 points out of the drive (I made that number up, I would have to find the article on it).
Yeah, you would because it sounds a bit dubious.
Here is one analysis of it
As a rule of thumb:
On fourth-and-1, go for it any place on the field where that is possible, starting at your 9-yard line.
On fourth-and-2, go for it everywhere beyond your 28-yard line.
On fourth-and-3, go for it almost everywhere beyond your 40.”
What is the expected points at going for it at 4th and 1 on the 47? You can’t cite the adjusted score probability for one play and not another. That’s some bullshit statistics.
I don’t have it, there was an article on it a while back but the conclusion was pretty much you should always go for it on 4th and 1.
Agreed 100%. And they should have gone for it on 4th and 2 from the 39 in the 2nd half instead of punting if they don’t trust their K to kick a 57 yarder in ideal conditions.
I laugh at the fantasy assholes who suggested leaving Forte on the bench. So.even people never learn.
I made sure to target him in draft esp after their other HB went down.
He’s just steady-eddie.
His floor is 20 touches, 80 yds, 25 rec yds
Hopefully the TDs will come.
High end RB#2
Nothing new. Monuments are erected weekly for Peanut on this site. Forte? Yeah, solid back but wasn’t much on short yardage. That seems about the gist.
155 yards from scrimmage. BB. Did anyone on the Bears do that today?
Jesus Dave. The Bears played the Texans. The Jets played who? You think that’s a proper way to look at it?
Cincy. They got a pretty good D last I looked.
Btw, I’m not one to lament Matty moving on, but I don’t think he was ever much appreciated on this site. No biggie but it was noticeable.
Facts are stubborn things. And actually, if some attempts been made to throw the ball to Alshon after his drop, he may have done it.
But see that first sentence.
What? Houston was 9-7 (313 points against) last year and Cincy was 12-4 (279 points against). Seems clear who the better team was in 2015 (hard to say with only one game in 2016).
Cincy lost some people I believe.
It’s not my analysis, but many folks suggest the Texans D may be the best in the league this year. They also played last season without a quarterback. So the points and yardage stats from a season ago are tough to really decipher with respect to today.
My larger point, is that using the fact that Forte had a big day for another team, against another team, and no Bears player did, in this game, against this team, as further proof that Forte should still be a Bear, doesn’t hold water. The two aren’t related.
Forte’s career speaks for itself. He’s damn good. He may still be damn good another season or two. But I totally understand the reasoning behind letting him go. 16 games will tell us whether it was a long term mistake or not.
Overall, a tough loss but not an embarrassing loss. The D looks better than last year. I like that.
I’m not sure what the fuck we were doing rolling over at the 2 minute warning. I understand it is a two score game and I understand it is unlikely to pull out a win. BUT WE WERE WALKING TO THE FUCKING LINE WHILE THE CLOCK RAN! The only reasoning I could understand is that Fox said to hang it up because it is early in the season and no one should get hurt….
I do wonder how bad we will miss this later on, a potential W because we decided to roll over when we are hunting for a wild card berth.
The loss was tough because it just stopped and there was no answer. So either they aren’t conditioned, or their schemes are weak and they can’t adjust.
Especially after Cutler spent so much of the second half getting beat up. Maybe Jay-health was the point of dialing it in?
Look we can still go – 15 and 1…
I’d be into the Xanax if we’d lost 33-0 or just got stomped.
These Bears have (dare I say it) potential. We will survive…
Yup. The sky is still up.
The phenomenon that is know as getting Birdcaged…….
When your #1 has no catches in the 2nd half.
When you don’t give your #7 WR draft pick any routes that can showcase his skillset.
When you don’t run plays that stress the opposing LB’s and DB’s by making them actually run laterally.
When you consistently can’t convert 3rd and short and refuse to use your FB, DT/FB, TE or Slot WR
When you don’t adapt to the opposing D completely figuring out your protections.
When the opposing rookie 1st round pick torches you for 110yd+ running routes he’s accustomed to and you do the complete opposite to your own 1st round pick WR.
The White apologies have begun.
Not really. I think it is more of matter of people saying it is only 1 game and the dude’s very first.
Versus their first round rooking with 100 yards+ and a TD? Hard to excuse a guy who has had mental reps for a year when you see that…
More than that, he got 3-4 weeks of practice with the team coming off the PUP last season before they moved him to IR. He should know his routes.
He had 1 year as a starter in NCAA. He was always going to be an incredibly raw WR with outstanding physical skills. His size/speed combo is rare, but it takes time to put it together.
Until he’s ready to be a full NFL WR, he should be used like the Texans used Will Fuller today. Three routes:
1) Go deep. Make them respect your speed.
2) Curls. When they give a big cushion because of your speed, you get an easy 8-10 yards.
3) Screens. Get the ball in your hands to see if you can use that size and speed to earn some yards.
That’s all Will Fuller did today, and it got him 100 yards, a TD, and tons of confidence. If he hadn’t dropped a gimme right before halftime, he would have had 200 yards and 2 TDs running three simple routes.
Instead the Bears have White running option routes when he doesn’t know how to read the defense and adjust accordingly. Go long, curl back short, or get it behind the line. That’s all you need to do to make defenses respect you.
As a former WR, you can add a few more.
I also see no reason he can’t run a post and corner post
yes, def no option routes.
But It’s not rocket science
I never understood why fans just assumed Gase leaving was no biggie, that Loggains would just step in and keep the train chugging.
First off, it’s not as if Gase’s O last season was the greatest show on turf.
Then, if Loggains’ was so good, why didn’t Gase just take him with and make him the Fins O (it would’ve been a promotion either way, maybe throw in part HC into the title).
Loggains has never proven squat besides being chummy with Cutty.
Being so limp with our talent is foreboding.
Loggains on the one hand seems more aggressive than Gase, and on the other seems to have less vision.
Fox has a history of having excellent coordinators. It’s his biggest strength as a coach by far. He surrounds himself with good people. Long track record of it. I trust his judgment there very well.
But Loggains gets an F for today.
Does Dallas ever have a home field advantage? Watching the Dallas/NYG game in Dallas, pretty loud contingency of Giants fans.
Did not expect this from DET. Will be interesting to see if they can sustain it in the second half.
IND D is mediocre at best and missing their top 3 CBs.
IND Oline is mediocre at best also in both run and pass blocking.
Bad (for) Luck
not sure Luck will make it through the season healthy.
Agreed, sadly. Poor bastard.
In point of fact he is a rich fucker.
That GM should have been fired years ago. He’s done one good thing in his career and that’s luck into the 1st overall pick in a draft with the most hyped QB prospect in 20 years.
I am pretty sure the reason Indy’s GM hasn’t been fired yet is because he supplying the owner with pills.
And just like that IND goes 80 years in a minute with no TOs to cut into the lead.
And that is why luck gets paid what he does. But they should invest in keeping him upright.
We’re okay, gang. Tho our only chance for revenge is if them bitches get to the Super Bowl
White seems to still be playing with a college mentality. Look at the interception when he stopped his route. He stood and watched it get intercepted but did not run over and tag the player down. He just stood there and watch like he expected the play to be over because the DB went to the ground.
That, if true, tells me he does not have the one essential of being a professional football star -> brains.
I would not go that far yet. There have been plenty of receivers that have made college type mistakes like catching a ball while going to the ground then drop/spike/spin the ball without being touched down, only to have the other team recover it. I want to say D Bryant did it his rookie year.
Is D Bryant known for brains? 🙂
Gawd… the let the Chickens do Pfaltzgraff with fucking impunity… outrageous
I soooo mfing HATE the uneven application of rules.
Fucking Rodgers. Anyone catch his two TD passes? Good lord.
I should never watch Seattle. Those cunts get away with everything.
And Wson gets that!?! Are yoy ficking kiddi g?
Look at it this way — unlike Gael Monfils (a player I admire) the Bears did not stop trying as a strategy…
They played as well as they could and frankly did a creditable job today…
Ok maybe next week we’ll have a plan for the second half and win.
Years ago I remember coming out of Soldier Field listening to sarcastic Bears fans saying – well at least we beat the Eagles.
There you have it.
And just like that DET gives up 15 unanswered.
Dak isn’t impressive but he does seem pretty smart in avoiding pressure and not making stupid throws
Eli’s rookie sterling Shepard looks pretty good
And Bears fall to the bottom of the NFCN on the first week. Nice kick in the nuts on that one.
might as well pack it in then.
Yes I can see where my comment could be construed as going full Blackhawks63
Yeah, can’t say I saw that coming. Thought all four NFCN teams would have a tough time of it.
MIN probably had the weakest opponent but I thought the S. Hill (on the road) factor would doom them.
Oh well. We did play the toughest team, though JAX might be spunky this year and Luck can always keep IND in it.
We get to play all 6 of teams involved in games against our division rivals. We should roll the Titans, Colts, and Lions. We should beat the Vikes. The pack always play tough, and I feel less confident in beating the Jags now. All told, against those opponents, we should come away 6-3 if we play to the level we can play to. Probably 5-4.
With Birdcage and questionable pass rush, we’re not rolling anyone this year. We’d be lucky to squeak out 8 wins.
Nah. I think the Texans are going to be one of the best teams in the NFL this year. My point is that we just played one of the two worst teams on our schedule away. Things will get better, if the above mentioned run stuffing improves.
Who the hell knows? I thought the Bears were gonna roll today after the first half. Then pffffffffttt.
Mostly agree but DET might be a tougher than first thought. Yeah, they lost Megatron but their team might be a little better overall. If nothing else, they go D. Levy back. And remember, they beat us twice last year.
They beat us with Alshon out, and they “beat” us at home with one of the worst called games I’ve ever seen. And INDY’s D SUCKS. SUCKS. And their O-Line. And INDY hung 15 unanswered to come back in the 2nd half.
We just need some confidence, and Philly and Dallas are the teams to give it to us.
When I think of the Chicago media I think of this guy. The rest of the piece is pretty much what happened during the game and then this;
But for Chicago’s offense to truly thrive, Cutler needs to trust all his receivers.
White is here to stay. The former seventh overall pick is the Bears’ future. He is supposed to be a centerpiece moving forward to justify the draft selection.
Cutler, 33, played fairly well behind poor protection on Sunday, but the guaranteed portion of his contract expires after the season.
If push comes to shove, it’s not a stretch to think the Bears will support White, even though Cutler is the quarterback. That is why Cutler and White’s relationship is of the highest importance.
Last I checked Cutler has 5 years left on his contract (including 16) and White only has 3. Further, last I checked there were only about a dozen QBs clearly better than Cutler, but a hundred or so WR that are clearly better than white.
Lastly it doesn’t matter if Cutler names him the godfather to his next child if he isn’t going to run the right routes.
Cutler will throw it anywhere his OC tells him to. It’s on Nathan Lane and Fox to design and call plays that put White in a position to succeed, but for the moment White is a JAG. And he will be that way until he demonstrates the ability to do something Wilson can’t do.
Dickerson has always hated Cutler. He’s generally a good beat writer, but just ignore the stupid Cutler comments.
Kevin White’s day – 2 drops, quits on a route causing an interception and flagged for a false start. Push comes to shove? #Dickhead
his headline was “Cutler and White on different page.”
Not “White can’t run routes.” or “White has a terrible day.”
has to throw Cutler in there like it’s his fault too.
White didn’t even look fast today. You’d at least think he’d jump off the screen that way. But nothing. He’s clearly not ready.
He has a leg.
The Fuck Yous for today:
1: Fuck you Loggains: His predictable play calling sucked and the Texans clearly knew where to be on almost every play in the 2nd half (not hard since my idiot ass guessed run/pass on 80%)
2: Fuck you O-line: Gotta give Cutty time and in the 2nd half they failed miserably.
3: Fuck you Kevin White: The only impact you made was quitting on a route and causing the only interception of the day.
4: Fuck you D: For every good play you had, you made up for it by a massive fail. A gump like Osweiler shouldnt have 4 seconds a play to throw the ball, and you let a guy who averaged 15 touches a game in his career rush for over 100 yards.
All that said nobody expected us to win this game so hopefully it’s just a learning experience. 15 to go.
In Lamar Miller’s defense Miami hated him for some unknown reason and under utilized him.
So many fucks given
Could’ve been a couple more but the beers started working and I’m out of fucks to give and now I’m tired and content. That was just my rant.
I’m happy it wasn’t a blow-out. It easily could have been with how many times our CBs got beat.
It really came down to a few plays, and we were in position twice to put them away and didn’t.
4th and 1 – bad snap
Beginning 2nd Half – INT
Key stop on 3rd and 1 – bad call gives them the 1st and they promptly score.
I think if any of the above go the bear’s way, we had a shot. Also, if we don’t disappear in the 2nd Half on O, we hang with them.
GB doesn’t have a D line like that. Det sure as hell doesn’t. Minny might.
Nobody in the NFC East has a D-line like that.
Nobody else in the AFC South has a D-Line like that.
TB and SF don’t.
So the inability to block and run the ball doesn’t concern me as much.
On D, we just couldn’t stop the run. That’s disconcerting given that their line aren’t world beaters. Let’s hope that doesn’t continue against the Iggles.
They were playing with a backup LT, C, and gimpy RT
And Miller will be lucky to make 1 PB in his life.
We simply need more talent on the Dline.
Especially since we specifically signed a monster up front to fix just that problem. That shit needs fixing like yesterday.
Hicks was the 4th DT in NE’s rotation last year. He played less than half the snaps.
He wasn’t signed to be a monster. That’s why his contract is about 10% of the guaranteed $$ of Malik Jackson’s.
The monsters need to be Goldman and Bullard. This is a team that’s a year away from contending, and this year is all about getting those young guys to step up and become the studs.
If they want to win big in the next few years, their biggest playmakers have to be one of the RBs, White, Jeffery, Floyd, Goldman, Bullard, and somebody from the secondary has to emerge. And the young OL needs to gel into a real strength. They can replace Massie next year and have a damn good OL, IMO. If Leno’s your worst starter that’s a good line.
Though Miller did chalk up some garbage yards. There were at least two if not three carries where he gained substantial yardage on third and forever downs.
Also, HOU shot themselves in the foot a couple of times in the RZ with penalties and Fuller’s drop in the first half really turned the end of it in our favor.
3 plays go our way we win. 3 plays don’t and we lose by 20
One of those plays directly lead to 7 points instead of a probable 3. One of those plays completely swung momentum. And the last lead to a TD that they wouldn’t have had. That’s at least 11 points by my count, maybe more. And that’s with the shit show we had on O in the 2nd half and not being able to stop the run all day.
Agreed and don’t forget Cutty’s first pass of the game, which was arguably his worst play all day. If a Tracy Porter-type is defending that play, we may have been down 7-0.
Bottom line, the final score was probably indicative of the difference between the two teams.
I never get why HCs do that.
They could’ve called a TO (they had 3 of them) at 2:35 and saved 40 seconds.
Instead, the Cards let the clock run, they get at it 1:50.
Then you don’t feel like you have to air it out 3 times in a row.
Didn’t catch the game. Going to be that way frequenly. Anxious to read comments tomorrow after the sting wears off.
1. ‘Birdcage’ have a bad 2nd half? Couldn’t adjust to what may have been Denver adjustments?
2. Line obviously needs time to get used to each other. No surprise they had a rough first game considering it was against a stellar d
3. Sounds like legit concern on white. Injuries can’t excuse running the wrong route
4. Albino Lovie again? Got to live with it. Some people think he’s a caretaker anyway (as opposed to a cryptkeeper)
5. Biggsy is worrying me. His article tonight had a tone that was more Haugh.
The OPI on Zach Miller that pulled back the big screen gain by Langford is the shittest, most Texan homefield bullshit call I have seen against a team in a long while.
It turned out not to matter on that drive, but that was a terrible call, and really the kind of call the Bears seem to get on the road.
It was total BS.
I’m tired of seeing benefit of the doubt spots for literally EVERY OTHER TEAM. Did Cutty make it? No, but I bet if it is Brady, Houston has to challenge. And fucking OsweilerIdon’tcarehowtospellhisname wasn’t even fucking close.
That wouldn’t have bothered me so much if he hadn’t made one of the dumbest challenges I’d ever seen and wasted a timeout that might have been useful later. Like, you let that one go then waste it on a completely obvious catch later, c’mon.
I thought it as obvious OPI on Miller.
huh? He was nowhere near the throw and it wasn’t holding
He picked a defender off while the ball was in the air.
He put his arms up to do it and made no effort to make it look like he was actually trying to run a pass route.
Ray Charles could have made that call.
BUt there should have been PI for Jeffrey on that deep pass.
Joseph had his hands all over him.
They also called Hopkins on a tricky tack opi.
It was fucking bullshit.
Secondary and edge blockers. That’s the flaws.
Really? I thought rookie mistakes did them in. Two from Whitehair and another from White.
White also committed a dumb false start
Running the wrong route was a killer.
Even worse, just quit altogether on that play.
This was an “Opportunity lost”.
The Bears ended the first half beautifully and get the 2nd half kickoff.
Then promptly shoot themselves in the foot and basically disappear for the rest of the game.
Best 3 sentence recap of the game.
Holy shit, Bennett just dove for a ball. Like, actually showed some effort.
Brady will bench your ass.
Not for 3 more weeks he won’t.
He has his ways
He always looks pretty when he first gets to a new team.
Jimmy G looks solid. How do the pats always seem to end up with solid backups
Their O has less talent than ours today, yet they’re moving the ball with a new QB vs a stout D on the road
‘No Brady? No GronK? No problem!
I hate this.
McDaniels, while being a jag, is a supremely talented OC and play caller. The guy knows how to draw up a play and exactly why.
What a horseshit roughing call.
Ref must’ve mistook him for Brady.
Bullshit hold call on Uni offsets it.
Official must have forgotten he wasn’t still a Bear.
Ouch… They just had to back him up 10 yards
But for Blount’s fumble AZ would be in big trouble this game.
What. A. Catch.
huh? 2 TOs at 4 min mark?
They do that, but earlier, they preferred keeping the TOs till after the 2 min warning.
Sometimes Arians can be over aggressive. But, luckily for him, Garp didn’t make that 1st
Actually, I think it’s pretty shrewd.
There are other was to stop the clock when you have the ball but, once those seconds have ticked off the clock, they are gone and you cannot get them back.
He’s assuming the New England foield goal and wants to give his guys as much time as possible on the clock.
By taking those 2 TOs, the cards goit the ball with 3:39 left instead of maybe 2:28 or so.
Would you rather have 2 TOs or an extra 1:10 or so?
I’ll take the extra time.
If they didn’t stop Garrapolo (and it was close) then it would’ve been a diff story.
Not sure if I dislike the call.
But odd. They have a good D so I guess he felt comfortable getting a stop there
This ain’t the Bears. Arians had justifiable faith in his defense.
If they didn’t stop them, it would have been moot.
Pats would have run the clock down and kicked as time expired.
It was odd but it worked out for Arians. And as much as Belichick outcoached him, the hoodie had some clock management issues the last minute and a half of the game which were nearly Andy Reid-like. They should have gotten the ball back with 50+ seconds instead of 35. Of course the FG miss made it moot anyway, but NE squandered 20 seconds of clock.
Garappolo had played excellently. Heckuva game.
McDaniels ain’t #BirdCage
Now he’s put the screws to the Pats and Belicheat is trying to save some time.
Apparently the pats didn’t want those 15 seconds
Rookie long-snapper. Goodnight, folks.
As in, who’s gonna be the idiot to trade for Garap after 4 games?
Cleveland once RGIII goes down
In our league it was a choice you needn’t make. “Team QBs”. You get Jimmy AND you get Tommy when he comes back.
better lucky than good, but sometimes helps to be both.
Belichick once went 11-4 with Matt Cassel as a starter. At the time Cassel had not started a game since high school.
They got lucky tonight. Bad long snap.
Garapolo looks like he can start in the league though.
So far. Then again, teams don’t have tape on him yet.
And Belichick already has the 25 yard touchback thing figured out. I would not be shocked if he is only HC who thought that far ahead.
Though obviously they all will by W2.
I seriously thought every team would pooch it like that with the new KO rule.
I even thought that maybe we let Gould go cuz we wanted to try it.
I honestly didn’t think of it till I saw NE employ the strategy. Bully for you being on top of things.
Actually cassell went 10-5. The patriots won that week 1 game against the Chiefs. They finished 11-5
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“Luck is the residue of desire” – John Milton.
But sometimes, it’s the residue of having a rookie long snapper.
And sometimes you get outcoached by a team missing its two best O players.
I believe that falls into Mr. Milton’s definition.
I continue to maintain that Edelman is the engine of that o man. Dude is a possession machine
Although Fitzy is a beast too, and I’m glad I started him over Edleman tonight.
That was a SICK TD catch for Fitzgerald.
I hate the ESPN app. Figured I’d take a quick glance at the lineup this morning on my phone instead of the cpu. No mention that Chris Ivory was hospitalized and a last minute scratch. Then the app crashed. I’m taking it off my phone tonight. I’ll roll old school on the desktop.
I left my two SD running backs on the bench to see which one would be the better starting option. Turns out they both put up 20+ Not to mention Luck dropping 40 points.
Such is the fickle world of fantasy football.
He’s on nearly every one of my teams. Baller. Everyone went to sleep on Fitzy, you could pick him up in the sixth round this year.
Won MY FF opener.
Played Gostkowski but but benched Blount just before the morning games started.
Switched him out for DeMarco Murray.
Of course, I also played Coby Fleener instead of Doug Baldwin.
Fortunately, THAT didn’t bite me in the ass.
More often that not, last minute switches have blown up in my face.
Dude. Doug had 14 TDs last year!
I’ll just have my coffee and check how my 36 teams did.
A couple of the offensive positives today — and there were not many — were that a) Alshon looked like a Pro Bowler in the first half, and b) Royal actually contributed.
It will suck ass if White proves to be a bit of a bust, but if we can get Alshon and Royal going (and keep them healthy) the wideouts should be in decent shape.
Don’t know what happened to the O-line in the second half but they looked like a different unit after the first half.
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I’m off to dissect the harassment of Jay Cutler.
Send in Mr. Whitehair …
Thoughts on the first half:
1. If we judge the offense on its first possession, we can be pretty good.
2. Kevin White’s body tells you where he’s going before he makes his break. His routes aren’t seamless. Left Cutty hanging out to dry for the INT. Cameron Meredith needs to be introduced in his place. Keep White for screens and go routes.
3. I got some stick for saying if Cody started at center we’d lose/ Look at what happened with less than 3 minutes to go in the first. Cody muffs the snap. We were already in FG range. If Ted Larsen is in there that doesn’t happen, we get the required few inches (hopefully) and then have a good chance at 7 points. We come away from the drive between 10-14 points to nothing. That’s on Cody. Decent blocker who can’t call the protections or snap the ball consistently. He’s not ready to play Center. We blocked a FG that went through. Game could have gone either way for us but it’s those plays that can turn a game like that, and it was done early. That’s a different ballgame right there if you go up two TDs.
4. Jordan Howard must be used. He brings a dimension that Langford doesn’t have he can catch the ball – so you don’t lose that when he’s on the field.
5. Time will probably show that the Houston defense is pretty good. Clowney and Watt are on that line. Kyle was chewing him out on the sideline bigtime. First two picks next year? OTs.
6. Massie is fine in run blocking and dealing with bull rushes in pass pro, but man is he useless against speed rushers.
7. Vic Fangio has no balls. No balls.
8. Defense is about Pressure, Vic. Capital ‘P’. You have NO balls.
9. The players on D are fine. Bar the guy that just came off the bench. Porter isn’t quick enough to play press. Deiondre Hall is, and he can play press really well. Porter to nickel and Hall/Glenn get the nod at CB. He made a great pick. He gave up a lot through the air, dude was beaten like a drum.
10. Adrian Amos is not making many mistakes but a lot of tackles.
11. Danny Trevathan is really good when rushing the passer. Freeman looks great in coverage.
12. Jay’s first half? Hurried but mostly very good. One very low pass to White. Another could have been picked …. but he was money.
13. When Cutty has time to throw, he’s money. Crennel was blitzing the shit out of him on third down because we din’t
make the respect the run. We need Howard in there to do that.
14. Watching Massie with the speed rushers is like watching Omiyale or Webb. We are in trouble at RT. Or rather Jay is.
15. The second half was about Jay getting beaten up.
Things that could bring hope:
* Cutty won’t face that defense every week. If he has AJ, RoyaL & Cam, he’ll be fine.
* Somebody in their infinite wisdom might put Larsen back at Center and keep Whitehair as the backup guard.
* We might see some Jordan Howard, who is a better weapon than Langford IMO. I think he looks faster, and he’s obviously bigger and stronger. He catches the ball. Play him.
* The eventual return of Nanny McPhee!
agreed on all points but Cody. I thought he played incredibly well against that defensive front.
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