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Five Things I Wish the 2016 Bears Had (#1)

| September 2nd, 2016

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#1 – A Shutdown Corner

Charles Tillman was a shut down corner.

Does that mean he shut down every receiver he faced in his Hall of Fame worthy Bears career? Of course not. In the modern NFL, with rules skewing more and more towards offensive football, it’ll be rare to see a defensive back opponents don’t have some modicum of success against.

No, in today’s league, a “shutdown corner” is less a corner who shuts down the opponent 100% of the time and more a corner the coaching staff feels comfortable lining up opposite a top receiver each and every down, confident he’ll win a majority of the one-on-one battles.

Having one of those guys makes playing defense in this league so much easier.

The Bears don’t have one. They don’t have anything close.

Tracy Porter and Kyle Fuller, both healthy, would have given the Bears a respectable set of starting corners. Nothing special. Respectable. But neither is a top player and without a top player on the outside somebody is gonna be open!

Oh, and neither is healthy.

Center may be the most in-demand position for the 2016 Chicago Bears. But they believe they have their center of the future.

They have known for some time they don’t have elite talent at corner. And they know they need it.

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  • Captain Obvious

    Yeah, I’d just like Charles Tillman to be playing, even if he wasn’t the Peanut of 2012. He’s a good guy and a leader, and he was so damn good at stripping the ball.

    • MB30SD

      Stop that… but he was good as a reporter

  • Captain Obvious

    Jesus. Count how many times Biggs bitches about people asking him questions.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/blog/ct-bears-mailbag-brad-biggs-20160831-story.html

    You’d think it if REALLY bugged him that much, he could, you know, just not publish their questions. What an asshole.

    • Bender McLugh

      What is there to gain by not fully disclosing Pernell McPhee’s injury? Why do John Fox and his staff do that? — @JoeHofman1

      “It is fair to say Fox believes injury information, at any time of year,
      has a more significant influence on the outcome of games than you do.”

      hahah that’s awesome, how can you not love surly Biggs?

      • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

        Surly Biggsy

        • Bender McLugh

          #hesosurly

          • MB30SD

            #healsomadeupof85%bacongreaseandhagendaas

    • MB30SD

      Or that he wouldn’t be a fucking journalist (term used VERY lightly) covering a sport with rabid… dumb but rabid, fans

  • PaceBot 2000

    I think it’s a precarious position for the Bears to be in right now. Fuck I’d kick the tires on Brandon browser at this point. He had a fucked up knee last year so don’t quote his putrid penalty stats. He brings swag and is hungry for a chance.

  • PaceBot 2000

    don’t get me wrong, i think we’re going 11-5 this year but our achilles heal, and it’s on tape and happened multiple times, will be teams just running double moves and just chucking the ball deep. None of our corners can turn their fucking heads. As the WR comes back for the shitty pass our DB’s just barrel into the WR no matter what and the pass interference call moves the chains 40yds.

    • Dago T

      11-5??? You need a couple air holes in your bag sonny.

      • PaceBot 2000

        who is this man who speaks to me as though i needed his advice?

        • Scharfinator

          THE PACEBOT DEMANDS TO KNOW.

        • MB30SD

          Or that he knows the great pacebot. Fucking grumpy old bastards

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      what a pessimist!!! no less than 14-2

  • BearDown100393

    Having the TE drop the rookie Fuller on his head probably doesn’t help.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Check out Biggsy in the post game video at the Trib. He looks like a creamscile exploded against the wall.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Fales indecision in the pocket and weak armed throws, I see effectively no real way the Bears would give the kid actual PT, so I see no rational reason to even use up a practice squad slot on him. Unless he is really going to help run practices.

    • need a 3rd QB either on the active roster or the PS to run the scout team. Might as well be Fales. Unless they see another young guy they really like, the advantage of Fales is that he knows the playbook in case an injury happens.

    • MB30SD

      I am irish’s shocked awe

      • Irish Sweetness

        Tell me. kid’ll be fine.

    • Big Mike

      Another wasted pick. The sum from round 6 of 2014 Pat O’Donnel the 26th (of 39) or 22 of 32 Punters in the league in 2015, depending on who you believe, but unanimously a bottom third guy and Fales..

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        I don’t mind wasting a late round pick on a punter or any player. O’donnell pisses me off simply for the fact we cut Tress Way in order to keep O’donnell even though Way beat him out that off season.

        • Big Mike

          It’s the opportunity cost, right? I didn’t mind taking a punter either. The fact that he turned out to be a bottom third of the league guy, tells me I could have spent that draft pick some other way. Fales is hard to figure. It’s like they took him so he was available for practice. Never really seemed interested in developing him.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            Emery picks. No need to say more.

  • PaceBot 2000

    I’d like to really commend Chicago on bringing their A game in 2016:
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/85d903f0-4f9b-3d10-a442-2b68f885e049/ss_chicago-passes-2015-murder.html

    It looks like Fox’s presence in year 2 really inspired all Chicagoan murderers and bangers to dig deep and perform day in and day out. No matter if you were a rookie or a seasoned vet you really brought it.

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      #BangBang

      • PaceBot 2000

        these killers have been putting in fucking Ka’Deem Carey type effort man.

    • MB30SD

      Year’s not even over yet Jonny we still have a full 1.3 quarters left for even more effort and execution!

    • Sactowns#1

      How long until we abandon the failed war on drugs?

      • BearDown100393

        War for profiteers will never allow it.

        • Big Mike

          Legalized Marijuana, is one of the reasons for the growth in heroin addiction and overdoses…

          • Irish Sweetness

            Not in a million years, mike. They’re light years and lifestyle choices apart.

            Unless the reduced market for dealers has caused them to diversify into the heroin market …. in which case … you’re right.

          • CanadaBear

            Gotta go with Irish on this one. I’ve been a stoner since my late teens and I’ve been in a room when people were shooting up. YIKES! Not sure how people make the jump to heroin but pot is no more responsible than alcohol.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Yup, long time stoner here, never thought that heroin looked like a good thing to do with your life.

          • CanadaBear

            Exactly. Whenever I was around a heroin addict I took note of the their shattered lives and thought, none for me thanks. Even the recovering addicts that I knew scared me.

          • Big Mike
          • Cormonster

            I would argue the main driver of the increase in heroin use is prescription opioid addiction. People get hooked on painkillers, and when they can’t afford them heroin becomes the cheaper option. The dealers are just moving to that because of market forces. Plus Mexican weed usually sucks compared to the home-grown stuff in the US.

          • willbest

            I don’t know if it is a main driver, but it is definitely a contributing factor.

          • Big Mike

            I can’t disagree. But taking away one market from the cartels is pushing more heroin into the US
            Sent from Gmail on my iPhone

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            make it all legal!!!!

      • willbest

        how long until we abandoned the failed war on terror?
        how long until we abandoned the failed war on poverty?

        millions of people’s jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars depend on never solving these problems.

        • SC Dave

          Beat me to it.

      • SC Dave

        Whenever we finally sit a Libertarian in the White House.

  • BearDown100393

    NARCOS Season 2!

    • Bender McLugh

      is it good? haven’t had a desire to start it yet…….just started Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and it’s really good so far, but obviously much different topic.

      • BearDown100393

        I enjoyed Season One.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Jacoby Glenn and Deiondre Hall are both press corners, and they look like very good ones.
    Two ‘shut down corners’ right there.

    • dominating scrubs who won’t make a bad roster does not equal shutdown CB. Hall was atrocious against real NFL players against KC.

      Both are young and might end up being solid CBs, but it’s way too early to call either of them very good or shut down.

      • MB30SD

        PSH?!??

        • SC Dave

          Do we need that as on alternate sleeve for certain Bears fans?

          • MB30SD

            I think we should all pool some cash and buy Irish a Terry Williams jersey with that on the sleeve

  • I’d rather have a dominant OT than a dominant CB.

    Fangio’s D in SF was amazing and he never had anything resembling a dominant CB. Find 3 competent guys (IMO Fuller is one, Porter is not, we’ll see on Callahan) and I’m fine with Chicago’s CB situation.

    • Bender McLugh

      Porter definitely was at the end of last season. His health is my only concern.

      • CanadaBear

        Porter played better than Fuller for sure. Porter might be just a guy but what does that say about Fuller? Ugh.

        • MB30SD

          He sucks?

          • CanadaBear

            I’m trying to avoid saying that. He seems to get a little better and then not so much. I want to like Fuller but unless there is a huge jump this year, no reason to re-up him.

          • MB30SD

            Yep

          • Big Mike

            He sucks and he’s good. What he is, is inconsistent

      • Porter started out last year on fire. After 6-8 games, he sucked hard. For the last 4-6 games, he was the worst CB on the field by a country mile, except when Sherrick McManis had to play nickel.

        He has a long history of being bad and/or hurt. I am confident that this is his last year with the Bears, because the young guys will have surpassed him by the last few weeks of the season.

        • Bender McLugh

          sucked in the last games? Why do I remember him being the best CB on the field the last two games? I need to look this up…..I trust you Data, you are spot-on with everything (except predicting GB games HA!), so maybe I actually WAS drunk…..

          • Bender McLugh

            yep, you are correct as far as the stats show, he didn’t do much the last 4 games. No idea what the hell I was thinking, maybe it was the middle stretch with the GB game, he played damn well in that one.

          • Everybody remembers that game. Nobody remembers him being arguably the worst CB in the NFL for the 6 weeks directly after it.

          • I commented that during pretty much every game for the last 4-5 last year. He was getting torched with regularity.

            Here’s a more statistical bent: passer rating for passes thrown at a CB on a game-by-game basis last year. Porter gave up >140 on 5/6 last games, with the 6th being a rating of 120 (source: https://twitter.com/TheAthleticChi/status/756180884651380736).

            You can’t reach ratings that high unless you’re giving up TD and a high completion percentage and YPA. Basically he was good until the GB game, then a switch flipped and he sucked. Based on how his last 4-5 years have gone, the “good until the GB game” part of that trend is the outlier, and the last 6 games more the norm.

          • Sactowns#1

            I blame the mob. They got to him.

  • MB30SD

    Can you guys see my awesome emojis???

    • Bender McLugh

      ha too soon

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Hey @MariottiSports, I haven’t made millions but I’ve made some decent money and love every word I’ve ever produced. You beat women. I win?

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  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    So what was Mariotti’s salary when he was at his most read, when he had a Sun Times column in the 90s?

    I bet it wasn’t much higher than $375k. Tops.

    • CanadaBear

      When a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist (Roger Ebert) goes out of his way to trash you when you get fired by a mutual employer, there’s a good chance you’re a world-class dick.

      • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

        Yes, and it’s still up:
        http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/jay-the-rat

        Let’s just agree to exclusively call him “Rat Jay”

        • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

          It appears Rat Jay took on the entire blogosphere, not just Jeff.

          http://www.barstoolsports.com/newyork/jay-mariotti-puts-bloggers-everywhere-in-a-body-bag/

          • CanadaBear

            I had a boss 20 years ago that was about like RJ. Kissed up and kicked down. Anyone on the same level (job-wise) was invisible. One of his co-workers got the bosses job, he walked down the hall and immediately fired the asshole. He was so well known in the natural gas industry it took him 18 months and he had to switch over to the oil industry to get a job. Once in a while karma gets it right.

          • MB30SD

            A very long while sadly

      • AlbertInTucson

        Love that Ebert rebuttal.

    • BearDown100393

      Read or loathed?

    • willbest

      They pay people that much to write stuff that bloggers do for free? No wonder journalism went tits up.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Fucking brutal. Bullshit play.

    • CanadaBear

      Penalty at the very least.

  • MB30SD

    dude, I fucking so want one of these… to drive around town: http://uncrate.com/stuff/case-ih-magnum-autonomous-tractor/

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      imagine all the women you would be able pick up driving that.

  • EnderWiggin

    I’ll be at the draft tonight folks… Unless Hermine kills the power (which is possible).

    • willbest

      Your draft was pushed to Monday I believe. Something about the jews not using electricity on the sabbath or something.

      • Bender McLugh

        will the Jews never stop getting burned?

        • MB30SD

          never.

          will… antisemite!!!

          • willbest

            As Nelson says… gotta nuke something.

          • MB30SD

            Try the hhharaaabs, we fight back like a motherfucker

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            #Entebbe

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          it’s their cross to bear.

          • EnderWiggin

            Yeouch. Too soon?

          • MB30SD

            I see what you did there, and it was Romans

      • EnderWiggin

        Woah, thanks for the heads-up blogbro.

  • PaceBot 2000

    wait, when’s the dablog FFdraft?

    • EnderWiggin

      I thought it was tonight at 11:00. But Will pointed out (and I checked), it is set for Monday… Holiday draft?

  • FF update

    Yes, as you might have noticed, it got pushed back, hopefully for the final time. First time cuz not enough players. Second time cuz I’m a heathen and mistakenly assumed Shabbos was on the Sabbath, or Sat, when really, it begins on Fri sunset.

    The more you know…

    So, I wanted to be able to rosterbate the entire 3 day weekend, but instead, I’ll just have to settle for squeaking one out int the restroom Tues morning like you old married saps.

    So, Draft Mon, Sept 5th, 11pm Eastern

    Irish, I don’t know if you can still do Tues tai time draft, but i’m still looking for one more player so you can join.

    If you can’t do that time, just lemme know, and I’ll just close it out at 10 teams.

    Keep calm and Carey on. (#FFname)

    • EnderWiggin

      I have a 12 team snake draft at 9:00 est (real money league). So, if I have to bail before I pick my kicker/backups, I will. 2 hours should be plenty for a non-auction league, eh?

      • Oh, should be enough. by 1hr in every team has like $1 left to spend for like 10 bench spots.

        Just ask Artoo that one draft when he shot his wad in 5 min flat lol

        (P.S. remind Artoo about new draft. I’ll tweet him too)

    • Irish Sweetness

      Can’t do it then brah. Firewall.

      I have about 30 teams already, so I’m good.

      • Alright dude. Maybe next year. Next year I might create a dynasty Bears league, though I’ll have to mash out the details on that, but I’ll keep you posted.

  • Also, Labor Day tip. The Krakin rum almost makes you do crazier shit than JagerMeister!

    So beware unleashing the Krakin!

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      proposed addendum to Labor Day tip: Doing crazy shit makes for the best stories, so don’t fear the Krakin!

      • Did u hear my story from previous thread?

        Last week I got a BJ in a car while holding the hand of another chick dressed up in COS Harley Quinn

        #UnleashTheKrakin(?)

        • willbest

          who was hotter Harley Quinn or the one sucking you off?

          • Harley Quinn, of course. Everyone wanted to bone her.

            But will she give me backseat BJs no questions ask? See, this is how I evaluate women now in my mid 30s.

          • CanadaBear

            The one’s shrouded in unobtainium are usually boring.

        • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

          Jesus Christ.

          Someday I gotta meet Butch. Lay flowers at his feet like the fucking Dalai Lama.

          You are my hero.

        • MB30SD

          Holding hands?!?!

          • Well, if I could’ve got her to jump in the back seat and join in (while my friend was chauffeuring) then I would’ve won Pimp of the Year!

          • MB30SD

    • PaceBot 2000

      Kraken fucking rum? What frat are you in and why did you molest that passed out frosh?
      EL DORADO 12yr or 15yr. do it.

      • I find that the best way to get ladies wasted is the strong cheap stuff.

        You think girls who are giving me backseat BJs are gonna be like, “MMM. I love this aged whiskey. Reminds me of my trip to Paris while I explored the Louvre.” ?

        ah. no. Bring out the Colt 45!

  • Irish Sweetness

    Titans released Bishop Sankey and Justin Hunter.

    Wouldn’t mind kicking the tires on them.

    • Nah. Bellamy is probably better than Hunter, and Carey is def as good or better than Sankey.

      • if you need a WR to catch passes, Hunter is better. If you need a WR to play ST, Bellamy is better.

        Bellamy is what the Bears need for their 5th/6th WR more than Hunter is. Their top 4 are pretty set (Alshon, White, Royal, Mariani), plus Wilson likely coming back after 6 weeks.

        • willbest

          Is Wilson officially on PUP?

          • He hasn’t practiced, so yes. He’s been on PUP and will remain there until they activate him, which they can either do now or after (at least) 6 weeks.

            It’s a no-brainer with him. Tougher decision with McPhee, who’s in the same boat. Do you use a roster spot when he apparently won’t be ready to play for a couple weeks?

          • CanadaBear

            He hasn’t even sniffed the field yet. I would think that would make him a month out at the least. I’d put him on PUP. Who knows? Fox sure isn’t going to tell us.

        • I see Wilson and Hunter in the same role, except Wilson has shown he can play some slot.

          I think Hunter is purely an x or z, plus no specials. If we let Wilson go, then maybe Hunter, but my hunch is lots of good prospects are about to hit the market soon.

    • Sactowns#1

      Yup. Sanky would be a nice pickup.

      • You think Sankey is better than Carey?

        I don’t.

        • Sactowns#1

          Better? No. Insurance, and a massive upside? Yes.

          • Dunno. our cup runneth over at HB.

            Langford, Howard, Carey are solid. Jizz that specialty back who may not even make the team.

            Carey also plays specials. Not sure if Sankey does, but even if he does, he seems like a JAG to me.

          • Fox loves veteran RBs, and Rodgers is the only guy on the roster who qualifies. He’s sticking, and he’ll get snaps on passing downs, especially early in the season.

          • they’ve been drumming up Jizz all PS (going back to last season).

            But do we actually cut Carey?

            I think that would be a mistake, and I doubt we ride with 4 RBs and 1FB

          • PaceBot 2000

            Carey is not getting cut.

          • #Slauson

          • willbest

            the universal drumpf card on any declaration of cutting.

          • they’re keeping 4 RB, IMO. Carey and Rodgers both play ST. They’re not cutting Howard. I think Howard will be one of the inactives on gamedays, at least early in the season. Based on who plays when in PS, he’s clearly 4th on the totem pole, and I don’t think he does much on ST.

            I think we see 4 RB, 1 FB, 3 TE, 6 WR. Add 2 QB + 8 OL and that’s still only 24 for offense, so that leaves 3 specialists and then 26 spots for D (likely 6 DL, 9 LB, 11 secondary, IMO)

            That’s a typical split: 24 O/26D/3 specialists. D depth is better to have for ST.

            Bears are well suited for only 8 OL on the roster whereas many teams keep 9, but all their depth is shit, so they’ll just stack 2 guys on the PS to have 2 units for practice there IMO.

            Some of those end of roster decisions get made as much for who they think they can get through to PS as anything else. Howard’s not going to PS, but any OL guy not starting who’s PS eligible will. So will Braverman, Fales, any TE they cut, so they’re not worried about those guys.

          • Here’s the dilemma at RB: they like Quizz as that reliable veteran, but never want him as the lead guy.

            So your #3 RB has to become the #1 guy if Langford gets hurt. If they trust Howard to do that, I could see them trying to trade Carey, but I think they likely keep all 4.

          • Also, I wonder if they keep 10 LB. With McPhee’s knee, I’m fairly certain they’re keeping 5 OLB: McPhee, Houston, Young, Floyd, Acho. At least 4 ILB: Trevathan, Freeman, Anderson, Kwiatkowski. Those 9 are all locks IMO.

            The next men up are Timu and Jones. What do you do with them? I think Timu is gone, limited ST value and clearly surpassed by Anderson on the depth chart this offseason. But what about Jones? He offers ST value, and OLB/ILB versatility as injury insurance. WIth McPhee, Trevathan, Floyd, and Kwiatkowski all banged up for a significant part of the preseason do you want that extra insurance, just in case?

            Could see Jones sticking over a 6th DL.

          • I think they have to stick with Jones in that case.

            He played both ILB, OLB (not to mention specials).

            But if he has to play any games, fuck. I’d rather have Anderson or even Timu over Jones at ILB.

          • Anderson is the 3rd ILB right now. Jones would be 5th on the totem pole at ILB and 6th at OLB, so it would take many injuries for him to play. It’s just that many LB are banged up right now.

          • But if they cut Timu and Anderson, wouldn’t Jones be ahead of Kawtaksi at ILB?

            Or will they ride with a rook in the middle (they didn’t seem to mind the rooks starting last season, but never know)

          • PaceBot 2000

            they are not cutting Timu and Anderson

          • willbest

            Its math. Somebody has to go.

          • PaceBot 2000

            one or the other not both.

          • ILB compared to OL and CB, is ok.

            2 of our CBs are down. We don’t know who is our FS. We might need an extra CB

            And as we all know, our OLine depth is shite.

          • willbest

            Data had a nice comment about that. We know our OL is shit. Nobody is going to take them. You only dress 7 OL anyway. Really don’t need more than 8 on our roster.

          • Speaking of DL, interesting decisions there (sorry, just got done with classes for the week and the juices are flowing). Top 4 are obvious: Goldman, Hicks, Unrein, Bullard. Do you keep 1 or 2 more, and if so, who?

            They like CornWash, but he keeps getting hurt. But his pass-rushing upside + ST value likely makes him stick, IMO. But then you need a 6th DL guy right away to round out your rotation with CornWash banged up, so Sutton/Ferguson likely fighting for one spot (Sutton won that based on PS reps).

            So if they decide 6 DL + 10 LB right away (unlikely but not impossible, IMO), then only 10 secondary. Which is not ideal with the top 3 CB all banged up. I think they have to keep 6 CB (at least, maybe 7) on the week 1 roster, so then we likely see either Sutton or Jones cut (my guess is Jones).

          • Sutton over Fergy.

            They have Goldman at NT, and if need be, I guess they can go Hicks at NT (he’s pretty big). NTs are a dime a dozen.

            Sutton provides a bit more of a rush, imo

            Gotta keep CornWash. He’s a china doll, but when he’s out there, he looks as good as Young.

            Keeping an extra HB means one less CB. Sux, but thems are the math.

        • Irish Sweetness

          You let Jaquizz go.

          JL, KC, JH, BS. Nice backfield.

          • willbest

            I think we are going 3 RBs and a FB. Lasike looked good. Then again so does Unrein, but Fox’s preseason attitude seems to be that Unrein is going to get significant D-line playing time so I don’t know how many offensive snaps he is going to get.

          • SC Dave

            Agree on Unrein… I expect to see him an important part of the rotation.

  • willbest

    Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend, so naturally the best time to release negative news about Hillary Clinton. Turns out the FBI requested she turn over 13 devices for examination and she effectively said “I lost them”. Nixon is probably in Satan’s office going “dude” and his response is “bro, she serves me better”

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      Yeah verily, it is said in Revelation: “In the final days, the bitch with many false faces shall lose 13 devices with recriminations upon them. In this way you shall know that the end is near.”

      (Note to Trac: this is a FAKE verse. it is NOT REAL. Do not bunker up. Yet. )

      • Be careful. There is an actual reference to a bitch or dragon with 10 horns who shall hasten the end of days….

      • PaceBot 2000

        Hilary has lost more devices than my friend Steve. He lost 3 iPhones in less than a year. It was a stressful year for Steve and I personally don’t know how he survived. Losing 13 is an Onion article.

        • THREE!?

          Dang. Cocaine’s a hellavu drug.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          she should have went for the Brady defense. “I destroyed them”

    • AlbertInTucson

      Nixon. Rousted over 8 minutes.

  • Irish Sweetness

    A pre-season prayer.

    Brothers, connect and direct your positive vibrations towards Kyle Long’s shoulder, that it ain’t no thang and they’e just playing with the media.

    Amen.

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  • Irish Sweetness

    Watching the Texans Cowboys game here. That QB Jameill Showers would be a nice pickup. Dude’s release is Billy the Kid. Accurate. Good kid.

    If they release their #73 Center .. .we could do worse. Or that RB Darius Jackson.

    • It’s week 4 preseason. Scrubs vs. scrubs. Don’t read too much into their performances.

      • willbest

        You know preseason 4 is where Irish fills out our practice squad for us.

        • tough to get good guys from other teams on your PS. Waivers don’t help there, and then if the team they’ve been with for a few months wants them, they usually go there. Know the system and coaches, etc.

          To poach somebody from this round you usually need to put them on your active roster. Otherwise you can snag guys who don’t make the initial PS for the team they were with, but now you’re looking even farther down the totem pole.

      • It’s Irish.

        Week 4 PS is like his SB.

        #FutureHOFers

  • willbest

    Unrein was fined $18k for roughing the passer, the dude that broke Shaw’s leg was a clean hit.

    • Bender McLugh

      Damn, that is b.s.

      • SC Dave

        It’s the Bears. It’s rolled that way for a long time.

  • willbest

    Waivers to 53 are going out

    DL Terry Williams
    OL Khaled Holmes
    CB Kevin Peterson
    WR BJ Daniels

    OLB Danny Mason
    OL Shelley Smith

    OL Gary Williams

    15 more to go.

    • MB30SD

      irish is going to be crushed

    • Wow. Big Terry. Hopefully he lands on the PS.

      He looked dominant at times, but gasses out after 2 plays.

    • Irish Sweetness

      @#$%!

  • willbest

    The OL cuts leave us with

    Massie
    Long
    Larsen
    Whitehair
    Leno

    Weaver
    Silatolu
    Adams
    Edison

    • Weaver might have to go. Is that Gary Weaver?

      • willbest

        Jason Weaver

        ed. and yes I think he is the odd man out.

      • AlbertInTucson

        “Dream Weaver” – Gary Wright.

        • SC Dave

          Now THAT deserves to be cut!

      • AlbertInTucson

        Charlie Weaver -AKA “Cliff Arquette”.

        • CanadaBear

          I remember Dennis Arquette talking about him (I believe he was their grand father) and saying if Cliff had a few drinks in him “Uncle Charlie” was a lot funnier and a lot dirtier.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Legend has it that Cliff attended wife-swapping parties. With a hooker.

          • CanadaBear

            Nothing like bringing a ringer!

      • AlbertInTucson

        Sigorney Weaver.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Dennis Weaver.

  • willbest

    Lena Dunham upset ODB doesn’t find her attractive… and I don’t have a great opinion of Shapiro but this made me laugh

    “It is a testament to the stability of the universe that this combination of stupidity did not spontaneously implode it.”

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/8882/lena-dunham-goes-man-hating-racist-rant-against-ben-shapiro

    • AlbertInTucson

      I had to look up who Lena Dunham was.

      • willbest

        I am sorry.

        • MB30SD

          Exactly. Yuck, she’s straight up gross. Who does find that schlump attractive?!?!

          • willbest

            Presumably the person at HBO that thought it would be a good idea to pay her to hire people to sleep with her and film it. Oh and all the critics that claimed watching a fat woman have sex was inspiring work.

          • MB30SD

            I’ll reiterate… fucking yuck. Disgusting

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            fat and ugly.

            bankrolled by executives who believed Andrea Dworkin was actually catcalled on the street by construction workers like she constantly claimed.

            honey, those were not catcalls.

        • AlbertInTucson

          My knowledge of pop culture consists,mainly, of whatever I can gather from the front covers of the tabloids in the checkout line at the supermarket.

  • BerwynBomber

    I’ll take Urlacher any day of the week over Tillman. Peanut, like Lance Briggs, was an outstanding player — certainly worthy of a Bears HoF if such a thing existed. Urlacher, on the other hand, is headed straight to Canton.

    • SC Dave

      Urlacher affected everyone around him. Peanut, Briggs, Mike Brown, etc…

  • willbest

    What the hell September? Why you gotta have labor day on the 5th? Do you know how much that delays the start of the football season?

    • BerwynBomber

      Apparently some decent college ball this weekend if you’re into that.

      • MB30SD

        Colorado beat the shit outta Colorado st. Last night

  • Irish Sweetness

    Do we have a 3rd QB?

    That backup at Arizona looks good. Barkley. Pinpoint accurate and zippy.

    • willbest

      Fales will be headed to the practice squad most likely.

  • Doc Nitty

    One word.

    STRANGE.

    So so good.

    Back in the game baby!

    • willbest

      congrats

    • MB30SD

      Doooooooc!!!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Dude, what?

      • Johnnywad

        He got some squish.

        • MB30SD

          Local gal. Bit o “diving” according to a source very familiar with the situation.

          We’re all very proud.

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            he may have needed oxygen afterwards but I am sure it was worth it

          • Johnnywad

            Three cheers for Doc and his scuba technique.

          • CanadaBear

            Once you learn to breathe through your ears it’s all good!

        • Irish Sweetness

          Nasty?

          • Johnnywad

            He had sex with a woman, not his soon to be ex wife, for the first time in many a moon. AKA “Strange”.

            As in…… getting some strange pussy, meaning unfamiliar, making it fun and fantastic.

            We’re all quite happy for the good doctor.

    • CanadaBear

      Virtual High Five Doc! Like Dinah Washington used to sing, What a difference a day makes!

    • PaceBot 2000

      Doc! You’re fucking IN!

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    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      We went from the McLaren to the Range Rover.

      I love the bot’s new avatar. Baby, you could wash that Range Rover wearing those glasses and nothing else.

      • Johnnywad

        Out of morbid curiosity, how does this thing work? I presume this has to exist in an effort to generate cash somehow. But how? How could this possibly produce fruit? Do you know?

  • Irish Sweetness

    Kickstarter idea. How much would it cost to get a guy to rush a microphone at a Coldplay gig and quickly get this out:

    Q: What’s the hardest thing about being a Coldplay fan?
    A: Telling your parents that you’re gay AND that you have no taste in music.

    After he drops the mic he’s on his own. I reckon that’s worth serious danger money. 100K?

    • CanadaBear

      Where’s the danger? These are Coldplay fans. The chances of any of them being fighters is pretty remote.

  • SC Dave

    Butkuskillsit.blogspot.com

  • Irish Sweetness

    Bears/Browns game on NFL Network 12 P.M./1 P.M.

  • Shady

    Vikes trade 1st round pick and additional 2018 pick to the Eagles for SAM BRADFORD.

    • willbest

      Two thoughts
      1) That improves their team over Teddy B
      2) You don’t make that kind of trade unless you know Teddy ain’t coming back.

      • CanadaBear

        Maybe not. Teddy might be down 2 years. Who knows? It sounds REALLY ugly. They are built to win now so I could see them keeping Bradford for 2 years and go from there. Really a pisser for the BiQueens.

      • Bradford’s on a 2-year deal, so it buys them options with Teddy.

        • willbest

          A first round draft pick is a lot to pay for somebody you only plan on using for 2 years.

          • a 1st round pick is a lot to pay for a borderline starting QB, but desperate teams do desperate things.

          • MB30SD

            So much this

    • willbest

      Bonus for the Vikings. Eagles already paid Bradford $11 million of the $35 million he is owed. They get him for $7 mil this year and $13 mil next year.

    • SC Dave

      Conditional 2018, I presume?

      • reportedly a 4th, probably goes conditionally to a 3rd if certain thresholds are hit (playoff berth, perhaps?)

        • MB30SD

          Still alive by game 3?

          • I’m guessing it would be Bradford hitting a certain snap count (often 70% of offensive snaps for the year) and team making playoffs (or advancing to certain point in playoffs).

          • and here it is: Per source, the 2018 fourth-round pick that the Eagles get can become a 3 or even a 2. Triggers based on Vikings team success with Bradford. https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/772092529403506688

          • willbest

            I presume they have to get to the NFCC at least for it to be a 2nd.

          • and probably playoffs for a 3rd.

          • Shefty just said on TWitter it’s 3rd if they make NFCCG and 2nd if they win the SB.

            So it’s a 4th.

          • Johnnywad

            That’s probably it. If Bradford has both legs attached in week 4, it becomes a 3rd rounder

          • MB30SD

            Which is improbable

  • willbest

    Incidentally, that should put to rest the nonsense that the Bears couldn’t get two 1st for Cutler.

    • SC Dave

      The Bears could not get two #1 for Cutler

  • willbest

    We should genuinely be worried about the Vikings now. Sam Bradford can actually use those young fast WRs the Vikings have. If he stays healthy they are a legit threat

    • MB30SD

      Mr. Glass?!?!

      • willbest

        He stayed healthy last year. And he can throw the ball more than 15 yards.

        • MB30SD

          Meh

      • SC Dave

        He has been brutalized behind bad lines even more than Cutler

  • willbest

    Jason Weaver has been cut Bears are down to 8 lineman as Data has projected.

    LS Scales cut. Aaron Brewer is the bears long snapper in 2017

    • SC Dave

      Good…. maybe as Gould. Still missing Mannelly (sp?)

  • willbest

    On the plus side, the Bears will now face Chase Daniels when we play the Eagles in a few weeks.

    • and get to play Sam Bradford 2x this year.

      THe Vikings just gave up a 1st and 4th to upgrade from the 5th best to 4th best QB in the NFCN.

      Rodgers head and shoulder above the rest, then Cutler/Stafford pretty similar, then a large gap, then Bradford >Hoyer>Hill.

      • willbest

        I don’t know what Stafford is without Megatron, or what Bradford is with proper weapons.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I saw him in pre-season and he looked good. Very good.

          • MB30SD

            Always did… but he’s on his nth team. Dude sucks man

        • BerwynBomber

          Pie face played ok a couple of years ago when Megatron was down. But over the course of a season who knows?

          But I agree with JW, flip a coin between him and Cutty.

          • CanadaBear

            Could you imagine the Chicago media dealing with Bradford for his entire career? They would have eaten him alive.

    • BerwynBomber

      Or maybe they’ll just throw their rookie Wentz out there.

      • willbest

        How many first team reps do you think he has gotten?

        • BerwynBomber

          Very few but a) trial by fire, and b) and Daniels may not be much better.
          Mind, I think it will be Daniels but wouldn’t be shocked if Wentz is soon in there.

  • willbest
  • willbest

    A bit of a surprise, I thought Moeaki had a decent preseason except that 1 play. He has been waived.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Fuck me. He was like Cutty’s favorite target.

    • WWS Tigers 4 Ever

      That sucks. I played with Tony in high school. Local kid’s dream to play for the home team.

  • PaceBot 2000

    Braverman gone. Sorry Danny. You have heart.

    • willbest

      thats it. seasons over. pack it up.

      • PaceBot 2000

        That’s what they told him.

        • willbest

          Way to twist the knife. I didn’t see you doing that to Irish when he lost Terry Williams. I demand equal treatment for equal PSH!!

          • PaceBot 2000

            Ha, was being serious. That kid is all heart. It’s just not the late 80s early 90s NFL.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Heart?

          • MB30SD

            And awareness

          • willbest

            and a knee

          • MB30SD

            Doesn’t he have two knees?

          • willbest

            have you seen them? I haven’t seen them. Could be bionic for all I know.

          • MB30SD

            Highly possible

          • Irish Sweetness

            Please God Terry makes it to the PS. He’s practically unstoppable, a shame he got so few snaps.

          • MB30SD

            Against 3rd string Starbucks employees

        • Big Mike

          I love that every slow, small, white guy who can catch is the next Wes Welker. Or Waddle. If Braverman made the roster, we’re not very deep at WR. Kid did a great job with what he has.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      WTF!!!!! I guess if he clears waivers he can be on the PS. Hope is still alive. #FutureHOFer

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    LT back in the news with a DUI.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/03/lawrence-taylor-arrested-for-drunk-driving/

    At least its not for coke or underage prostitutes.

    • CanadaBear

      Baby steps!

    • Irish Sweetness

      She was in the trunk.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Sam Bradford to the Vikes for a 1st and a 4th. Fack. He’s way better than Teddy.

    Vikes just got better.

    Edit: See you all beat NFL Network with the news. Well done, boys.

    • MB30SD

      Iriah, stop man. He’ll be lucky to be breathing by gane 3.

      Sam Bradford dude. Sam. Bradford. Smh.

      • Irish Sweetness

        He looked good, man.

        • MB30SD

          He’s a low midlevel guy with massive injury history issues. He’s miles better than Shaun hill no doubt, but we knew they were getting someone. I’m not scurd

          • willbest

            He is scarier than Teddy B and Kaep. Rumor has it they were in talks with KC for Nick Foles. Personally I would have gone that way, because Nick Foles does well with a great RB and two baller WRs, and a competent TE.

          • Big Mike

            The vikings are about defense and special teams. Bradford doesn’t have to do a lot. They have AP. who may finally be breaking down. Doesn’t really change things. The challenge is going to be scoring on that team, not shutting down their offense.

          • MB30SD

            100%

          • MB30SD

            Kap is ruined, and fokes is a Emergency qb hero. I’m not that scared of bradford

      • SC Dave

        Cutler has played behind better o lines than Bradford. So there’s that

        • MB30SD

          How is that logistically possible

          • willbest

            The O-line in 2013 was a pretty good one, and weren’t the ones in Denver solid as well?

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            amazing what passes for a pretty good line, after years of total dog shit.

    • Big Mike

      No worries. We’ve go this.

  • MB30SD

    Just looked Bradfords numbers up… VERY cutleresque.

    • BerwynBomber

      Plus, he’s more fragile and given how he reacted to their drafting Wentz potentially more of a baby.
      Still, he is an upgrade over Shaun Hill but it is also a good move for PHI.

      • MB30SD

        Totally, but my flaccid cock is an upgrade over SH. If he stays healthy he’ll def win some games, but he’s not the org rally point that teddy was, he’s just a hired gun.

        8-8

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          how is your flaccid cock at blocking? we could use some Oline depth.

          • willbest

            My flaccid cock would garner too many tripping penalties to be useful.

          • MB30SD

            Badum… tiss!

          • MB30SD

            Not so good. It’s more of a mauler on run plays

          • Scharfinator

            STRAIGHT UP THE GUT!

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      just looked at Bradfords MRIs on his knees…. very string cheesesque

      • MB30SD

        Exactly. I give him 3-4 games before he’s on the sideline… or worse

      • AlbertInTucson

        The 21st Century successor to Chris Chandler.

    • Big Mike

      He’s had much better teams for most of his career.

      • BerwynBomber

        Who? Bradford? The Rams over the Bears during that stretch? Yeesh …

        • Big Mike

          I believe he has. Am I off on this. ?

          Sent from Gmail on my iPhone

          • MB30SD

            I think you’re right. The rams have had some beastly Ds

          • willbest

            I would argue that the offensive talent surrounding Bradford would be on par with what the Bears put on the field from 2009-2011.

          • MB30SD

            I haven’t looked/don’t remember so have to take your word. So what’s your net net

          • willbest

            Their D’s were good so he wasn’t expected to a whole lot and did less than Cutler. So obviously he isn’t as good as Cutler, but I am still convinced he is worlds better than Teddy.

          • BerwynBomber

            I don’t think he is either (as good as Cutler). I just don’t buy that Bradford was in better situations during his career than Cutty. That, to me, is half-bonkers.

          • SC Dave

            I’ll go 3/4ths

          • SC Dave

            And some terrible o lines.

          • MB30SD

            As bad as ours?!

            My net net here is that they’re worse off because teddy was a shinning light for that team and bradfo5is just a guy. If he can stay healthy, they’ll be ok with so and that d, but less scary because they won’t be nearly the emotional juggernaut with just a guy at qb

            And god help them if he goes down too

          • SC Dave

            As bad as ours? Probably, maybe worse.

            Vikes better off with Bradford? No, for EXACTLY the reason you stated about the shining future of the franchise.

            The hero that never will be…

            And I’m not gloating. I think it sucks, actually.

    • His career passer rating is more than 5 points less than Cutler’s. That’s like the difference between Cutler and Ben/Rivers, statistically speaking. And unlike Cutler, he’s been paired with good defenses and still led a bad team.

      • BerwynBomber

        And Cutty’s QBR looks much better.

        I don’t know. Cutty played with some damn solid D’s the first half of his career here. Not to make excuses for Bradford (I’m not a fan), but I’d argue Cutty had better teams around him. Rams are a fucking mess of an organization.

      • SC Dave

        To be fair, Bradford played behind bad lines for the most part.

    • Irish Sweetness

      He’s been looking outstanding (in pre-season, but still).

  • willbest

    Wow it took Biggsy a while to break the Braverman news. He must have taken a break for second breakfast

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Clearly the Vikes think the time to take the NFCN is now, and intend to push for a playoff run and a first round bye.

    • BerwynBomber

      By most accounts SB aspirations before Teddy went down. Blair Walsh hits a chippy last year and they would have made the final four.

    • SC Dave

      Now is always the time, isn’t it.

  • willbest

    CB Devante Bausby to the waivers.

  • Doc Nitty

    Goddamn the sky seems bluer today. And I hope my beard smells like this forever.

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      lol

    • MB30SD

      Ewwww… but goodonya!!

    • PaceBot 2000

      That’s goddamn right….and I’m a fucking robot!

  • MB30SD

    Check this out, looks like he’s a shoulder risk and not a knee: http://sportsinjurypredictor.com/injury-predictor/player/23976

  • willbest

    OSHI!!!!! Vikings are waiving the Nazi!! He is better than Braverman. Wes gots to get.

    • PaceBot 2000

      that guy would read his option route worse than Bennett.

  • BerwynBomber

    Cheese cut Carl Bradford, their starting ILB from ’14. Also, kept their UDFA QB J. Callahan, which is a bit surprising too. Must’ve been concerned he would be poached off PS. Wonder if they will move Huntley in the next year or two.

  • BerwynBomber

    Good times.

    Sam Bradford has one career start vs. #Bears (23-6 Bears win vs. Rams in 2012). He was sacked 6 times, 2 INTs & averaged 2.9 yards per pass.

  • Johnnywad

    How the hell did Teddy Bridgewater turn in to the shining light for the Vikes in two days? That kid was very ordinary. That’s it. His ceiling was ordinary. He was Kyle Orton minus a deep ball plus a little speed.

    • SC Dave

      Reality is trumped by hope all the time. Just look at this blog for convenient evidence.

  • Joecashflow

    Bears have 10 cuts to make in next hour. GB cut All pro guard Josh Sitton.

    • BerwynBomber

      Surprising about Sitton. Then again, GB’s line was a disaster last year and overrated the previous year.

      • Joecashflow

        Don’t even think about moving Long back to tackle!

    • AlbertInTucson

      So much for “All-Pro” designations.

      Suitton’s back must still be in question because the guy the Pack wants to replace him is currently injured.

  • Jack Lacan

    Andy Murray in five sets.

    • PaceBot 2000

      Thanks Jack.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Finally getting to see the Cleveland game on NFL Network

    1. Our corners look great. They did nothing wrong and everything well. Glenn and Hall closed down everything. Glenn owned Josh Gordon. Even De’Vante Bausby looked great breaking up two plays in a row. When is the last time we had two good press corners.

    2. Gould missed two XPs. Two. Shanked one wide and put the other one UNDER. He’ll cost us games this year.

    3. Cameron Meredith And Leonard Floyd grow on me the more I see of them. Floyd’s game was shortened by a poke in the eye.

    4. C Jones was playing hard for it in that game.

  • willbest

    Don’t get Jeff’s hate of Braverman love. Obviously if he were black he wouldn’t get this attention. Nobody would give two shits about Simone Manuel if she were white either. Its when you defy racial stereotypes that people take notice.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I saw the play he got fired on. Special teams. The coach was reaming him on the sideline because he’d cost the team about thirty yards. He was furious.

      • Johnnywad

        He was the third best receiver on a small, shitty college team. He played his football fifteen minutes from my house and I never heard his name until he was drafted by the Bears. He was “slow”, short and light with zero upside. The kid never had a chance.

        If Alshon leaves next year, there’s a kid the Bears could take out of the same school set to enter the draft by the name of Corey Davis. He’s going to play on Sundays. That pick wouldn’t bother me a bit.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          blasphemy!!! #FutureHOFer

  • willbest

    Marc Mariani gone.

    • willbest

      I don’t have a problem with this, but who is going to play slot when Royal gets hurt?

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        we will have to resign Braverman!!!!!

        • MB30SD

          Goner

      • Irish Sweetness

        Jocksqueeze. And he’s the best at it!

        • MB30SD

          Gone

  • willbest

    I feel kind of bad watching my twitter feed waiting for people to get fired.

  • Joecashflow

    So who’s returning kickoffs?

    • willbest

      Thompson has been. Marc was doing punts. Royal has done punts in the past.

      • Joecashflow

        As in last year. Well, suspect Mariani ends up in MiamI.

        • willbest

          Royal only did 1 punt return in 2015. In 09 and 10 he returned 30ish punts, and was doing about 10 a year in San Diego.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Roy returning punts?

            Because is not hard enough already to keep him on the filed as a receiver?

          • willbest

            I don’t know if he will, but I don’t know who else they put back there. Maybe Thompson was returning punts at practice.

  • willbest

    Cuts so far

    Terry Williams (DT)
    Garry Williams (OL)
    Shelley Smith (OG)
    Kevin Peterson (CB)
    Danny Mason (LB)
    Khaled Holmes (C)
    B.J. Daniels (WR)

    Marc Mariani (WR)
    Daniel Braverman (WR)
    Tony Moeaki (TE)
    DeVante Bausby (CB)
    Patrick Scales (LS)
    Jason Weaver (OL)

    • Johnnywad

      Mariani surprises me. A lot.

      • me too, but I guess it makes sense.

        Top 3 WR obvious.

        Then you have Bellamy as a core STer. Thompson your return man. So you’re looking at Mariani vs. Meredith. They chose Meredith, who’s a big body if Alshon/White get hurt and offers more ST value.

        • PaceBot 2000

          I did not see Mariani coming but Meredith is coming on strong. Only 2nd real year as WR and already makes plays.

        • Johnnywad

          I suppose you’re right. But Mariani is the only one of that bunch that has actually moved the chains in the NFL.

          I hope we’re not seeing the downside of Pace here where he just ignores the obvious to chase a larger philosophy. Mariani is by no means a significant casualty, but this feels a bit like a small scale version of the Slauson fuck up.

          • willbest

            Pace hates white people!

          • Captain Obvious

            #WhiteReceiversMatter

          • I’m guessing they’re looking at it like Braverman will be on the PS as insurance in case Royal gets hurt. And honestly there’s no guarantee that Mariani won’t be available off the street in that case either.

  • willbest

    Jaquizz Rodgers gone.

    • looks like they’re prioritizing blocking with the reserve TEs. Lee and Scruggs.

      • willbest

        It felt like they had something with the 2 TE sets though.

      • PaceBot 2000

        Cutty likes Scruggs but I know he’s not happy about Mariani getting cut.

  • MB30SD

    U…C…L…A!!!

    • Captain Obvious

      Sons of Westwood is an awesome fight song.

      • MB30SD

        Rosen having a turrible game

        • AlbertInTucson

          1)Hard to throw from your back.

          2) You can only THROW the ball to your receivers.You cannot catch FOR them.

          Bad day, generally, for the Pac 12.

          • MB30SD

            Yes. Brutal, but entertaining game

  • willbest

    Brauneckner to the waivers. I thought he was put on IR. Or was that some other draft pick they were red shirting?

  • willbest

    Sanchez contract terminated. We should replace Hoyer stat.

    Also Timu gone.

    • Sanchez signing with Dallas.

      • willbest

        Does he not have to go through waivers?

        • nope, that’s only for people who have less than 4 years’ experience (still on the equivalent of the their rookie deal). Otherwise the contracts are terminated immediately.

          • willbest

            I think I would rather have Sanchez this year than Bradford and give up a first and a 4th

          • yeah, but MIN obviously is trying to win a SB in the next year or two, and you’re not doing that with Sanchez.

            I don’t think you’re doing that with Bradford either, but they apparently do.

          • PaceBot 2000

            Minnis chances of winning a super bowl may be hampered by finishing 3rd in the NFL North.

          • MB30SD

            Exactly

    • SC Dave

      Kinda hope we did not keep Jones over Timu.

  • willbest

    Fales gone. 4 left to go.

    • Johnnywad

      I feel like Irish is being bullied.

  • PaceBot 2000

    Logan Paulsen cut by skins. 3rd string TE who had about 160yds against us in 2014.

    • willbest

      well when we make a mediocre QB look Canton bound those yards gotta go somewhere.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    Forsett cut from Ravens. interesting only cuz i drafted him late round in my FF

    • willbest

      Pick up Javorius Allen quick

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        already did.

        • willbest

          or is it Terrance West? I don’t know which, I didn’t follow cryptkeeper at all.

          • most people I saw on Twitter suggested West was the likely week 1 starter.

            IMO Kenneth Dixon (who’s rehabbing an MCL injury) will be the guy by the end of the year anyway.

          • Bender McLugh

            Yep

  • willbest

    Long taking a team friendly deal.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Hard Knocks makes Tavon Austin look like shit.

    Makes Aaron Donald look like a bad ass though

  • BerwynBomber

    Beyond AP, is MIN that long in the tooth? The Bradford signing smells a bit of win-now desperation. As a couple of others noted below, pick up Sanchize, save your draft picks and see where Teddy is by the end of the year.
    Is Bradford better than Sanchez? Yeah (though he’s never come near Sanchez’s team success), but I don’t see Bradford winning an SB. Plus, he came off as a douche when the Iggles drafted Wentz.

    • their D is young and talented and will be damn good for years to come.

      But as Andrew has noted on here, their offense sucks when AP isn’t in flat-out beast mode.

      • willbest

        Probably hoping to recreate the Farve year

        • Johnnywad

          ‘cept without Favre.

  • willbest

    I suppose this means I can buy a Kyle Long Jersey since he isn’t going anywhere for 4 years.

  • willbest

    The people of the Missouri should be ashamed of themselves. That woman is a 5. I know its not South Florida or Cali but they can do better than that. Georgia too… pretty and all but her jaw is bigger than the man standing next to her, where are the southern bells?. Maryland, that might be the best they can offer though.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/out-lesbian-among-year-s-miss-america-contestants-n642396

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      She looks like Billie Jean King

    • MB30SD

      Green dress by a country mile

      • willbest

        nah. white dress sitting on the left. Though yeah green dress if I was choosing between the ones standing.

      • beninnorcal

        And it isn’t even close.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Shaun King went 6-0 with the Niners on a streak. Are his skills that bad?

    I don’t know Spielman is all in. If the Bears finish with a better record and beat the Vikes twice, he’s gonna pay.

  • SC Dave

    So next thread, I’m looking for analysis to determine:

    Who is more obsessed with length, Ryan Pace or your average porn producer?

    • willbest

      Which is nonsense because as any gal will tell you its all about girth.

      • MB30SD

        Bingo

  • willbest

    Goodbye Ego and Calhoun. Nanny and Wilson to PUP to complete the final 4 moves to get to 53. In Willie we Trust.

  • SC Dave

    With you on the LSU shot, Jefe. But it is, after all, the SEC, so expect no action.

    • BerwynBomber

      Nah. I’m no fan of LSU but I don’t even know if the kid knew it was a dead play. At most you sit him for a game.

  • willbest

    Iowa didn’t cover the 27 point spread. Sad.

    Michigan did cover its 40 points spread. lol.

    • MB30SD

      Jimmy taking that team to the title (or damn close) This year. Usually takes him a couple

  • Off by 1 on the roster predictions from yesterday, in terms of position numbers.

    Had 4 RB, they kept 3. Had 11 DBs, they kept 12. That tells me injuries to the 3 top CBs won’t all be healed by week 1.

    I also think they’re going to have waiver claims in on CB, TE, and OL for sure. Maybe RB too with Hillman; Fox typically likes one veteran RB in his rotation.

    Bummed they had to put McPhee on PUP. Can’t even practice for at least 6 weeks. Failing to shut him down last November when he was out there limping around on one leg was irresponsible and stupid. They’re paying for it now. Worth noting his contract had injury build-in that they can cut him after this year for almost no dead money if they do it by a certain date. That was because he came with pre-existing knee concerns.

    • BerwynBomber

      I predicted Houston-Carson would make the team after watching him play Thurs. *Reaches around to pat self on back*

      Btw, Pace’s ’15 draft might look pretty dang solid in terms of depth.

      • not just the draft, but UDFA. Guys from the ’15 class who are still around:

        Rd 1: White-starter, we’ll see how good
        Rd 2: Goldman-solid starter at worst
        Rd 3: Grasu-slotted to be a starter, we’ll see how good
        Rd 4: Langford-starter, we’ll see how good
        Rd 5: Amos-starter, not terrible at worst
        Rd 6: Fabuluje-cut
        UDFA: HJQ (starter), Callahan (starter), Meredith, Anderson, Glenn

        That’s 7 starters on this years’ team, plus 3 more key backups, from 6 draft picks.

        Time will tell how many of those starters end up panning out though. So far the only ones who have shown much on the field are Goldman and Amos.

        • BerwynBomber

          Ah, meant ’16 but yeah ’15 too.

          • 8 of the 9 draft picks stuck to opening day roster, but no UDFAs as of right now.

            But guys like HJQ, Glenn, Meredith weren’t on opening day roster last year. I like Braunecker and think he would have likely made the roster if not for the ankle injury that sidelined him most of the preseason.

        • SC Dave

          Hopefully, those five “we’ll see how good” starters are more an indication of smart drafting than Pox having to keep their guys. Of course, there was a general dearth of talent on the defensive roster, so maybe it just becomes “better than we had before” rather than “these guys can really play”.

          Of all the guys Pox drafted, I am most curious about Howard. Did we get away with one there?

      • PaceBot 2000

        DHC makes me miss Conte.

        • MB30SD

          Shut yo mouth

    • PaceBot 2000

      I was certain they were going to go after Kruger after that video got out of McPhee’s chicken leg and noticeable limp. Was obvious that he was going pup

    • Bender McLugh

      Justin Forsett would be a great pick up

  • Also did a little number crunching: only ’16 Bears left from the ’14 season:

    Cutler, Carey, Jeffery, Bellamy, Miller, Leno, Long, Sutton, Washington, Houston, Young, Jones, Fuller, McManis, Gould, O’Donnell.

    8 of them are starters, plus the K/P.

    So in the last 2 years they’ve turned over 2/3 of the roster and 2/3 of the starters.

    • willbest

      Only Cutler, Gould and Jeffery left from ’12. It balloons to 6 with Long, CornWash, and Wilson in ’13.

      Its actually pretty Fing amazing that CornWash is the 5th most senior bear

      • SC Dave

        Pace wants his guys. He better be right.

        • MB30SD

          Like every single new GM everywhere in the history of football dave.

          • SC Dave

            So, is he Emery 2.0?

          • MB30SD

            Why would you make that correlation just because he wants his guys like erra other gm erra?

          • SC Dave

            See above; an overreaction (or over re-emphasis?) of the part about Pace “better be right”.

          • Bender McLugh

            “C’mon Dave, give us a break…” – Van Halen

          • SC Dave

            Yeah, yeah ok. That was about the part where I wrote “he better be right”. I’m pretty tired of bad GMs.

  • BuddhaJoe

    Only real disappointment I had was Mariani being cut. I thought he was the best #4 and might get his mojo back as a returner if needed. He sucked for the Bears as a returner but could have come back, plus had a few clutch catches last year.

  • BerwynBomber

    Bostic is on the Lions’s final 53? Didn’t even know he had been in their camp.

    Btw, for those bemoaning Hoyer as a back-up, check-out whom DET has behind Stafford. Yikes.

  • PaceBot 2000

    Jesus, does anyone love black cock more than the kardashian/Jenner girls? What is it, in the fucking family Crest or something?

    • MB30SD

      That would be a fucking epic crest for them.

      My chick bestie loves big black cock, it’s awesome. And we have a few friends in our group who have big black cocks, so it’s a hilarious dynamic when she gets smashed.

      • Bender McLugh

        “big black cock, it’s awesome.” – MB30SD, 2016

        • MB30SD

          Loooove it! It’s yoooooooj

        • DaMurph

          That has to be his quote of the year!!!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Only all those white NFL wives married to men they would have crossed the road before rather than walk past them.

      • willbest

        What makes you think they still don’t cross the road?

    • willbest

      Did another one start dating/get pregnant? Or is this some recent realization you have had?

    • DaMurph

      It was the OJ influence. Ha!

  • Bender McLugh

    What’s the chances Mariani gets to the PS?

    • PaceBot 2000

      Don’t think he’s eligible. Has been in the league a while

      • Bender McLugh

        down vote

        • PaceBot 2000

          prove it!

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  • AlbertInTucson

    AND Arizona caps off a SPARKLING day for the PAC 12.

  • Irish Sweetness

    We cut De’vante Bausby? Fucking unbelievable.

    • willbest

      Who would you have cut instead? You only get 53

  • Irish Sweetness

    We cut De’vante Bausby? Fucking unbelievable.

    Somebody tell me we’ve signed Josh Sitton or John Sullivan.

    Don’t take your eye off the ball now Pace.Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

    Mike Adams won’t be missed if we do it. Bausby and Jaquizz OTOH …. I hope they cut Jocksqueeze to sign Mack Brown …..

    • PaceBot 2000

      Mike Adams is a tackle. Sitton is a guard. Sullivan is a Center.

      • MB30SD

        Psh!!!

    • Bausby was outplayed by Jacoby Glenn, so Glenn was kept instead.

    • Cormonster

      Hey Irish, what was the website where you were watching Bears pre-season games and replays? Do they also have college games on the site?

  • Irish Sweetness

    Jahri Evans for vet minimum? 33 years old, 6-time pro bowler coming off a strong game.

    From Yahoo:

    “The signing of Evans was a surprise in the first place, given the team’s MO for acquiring linemen. When he was added our assumption was that he’d wind up starting at left guard, where he’s been a six-time Pro Bowler.

    The Seahawks had other plans, though.

    Mark Glowinski played well enough during the preseason to solidify left guard, so Evans was moved over to right guard. There he wound up playing behind rookie first-round pick Germain Ifedi. Although Evans had a strong game against the Dallas Cowboys, apparently it wasn’t enough to earn him even a spot on the bench.

  • Joecashflow

    Amazing, amazing, amazing. Dan Pompei can write. This was tough to get through. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2658536-erik-kramer-put-a-bullet-through-his-head-this-is-what-happened-next

    • MB30SD

      wait, WTF?!?! He gave himself an instant lobotomy and self-fixed all his mental health issues by shooting himself in the face?!?!?!?

      Why did I not know this story??

      • CanadaBear

        I posted it last week. Both Hipple and Kramer.

        • MB30SD

          whoops, must have missed it canada.

          how’s the rehab, ahab?

          • SC Dave

            Poetic… me likey.

          • CanadaBear

            Going OK. Still sore as hell. Still stretching/exercising/walking with crutches. See the surgeon on Tuesday. Hopefully get the staples out. Start PT on Wed. I’m hoping to get another prescription for painkillers and do them before I go in on PT days. I know it would help me and my knee. I’ll let you know how the PT goes. Thanks.

          • MB30SD

            Excellent, please do

      • Joecashflow

        I read it in the news, when it happened and wondered what had happened since. Man, I hope he finds happiness.

    • SC Dave

      A fine piece of writing.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts
    • PaceBot 2000

      it didn’t come through but i started laughing even before clicking on the link because I knew you had put effort into it.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts
    • willbest

      The SS is exceptionally anal about their procedures, and other countries used to accommodate all of it, due to the US being invincible.

      Amusingly Obama here has fallen victim to his own doing since he has taken (I will be generous) a more humble approach to foreign policy designed to scale back American influence, and the result is that other countries are asserting themselves.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts
    • MB30SD

      that guy looks…. fake.

      • SC Dave

        They both look fake.

    • willbest

      Well that makes sense. The only white males on that show that aren’t eunichs are evil. Glad they are continuing that trend.

      I couldn’t watch Supergirl. I tried. I watched 6-7 episodes, but every 3rd line was “I am awesome because I have a vagina”. It kept shitting on the story. And one of the episodes was a solid remake of a Lois & Clark episode otherwise.

  • Josh Sitton’s 1st visit is to the Bears. Surprises me, but can’t say I’m upset by it. He’d be a sizable upgrade over Larsen at C.

    • PaceBot 2000

      Sitton is a proven vet that would upgrade our line and depth. He’s pissed about being cut but having the Bears show interest so fast will carry alot of currency with him. We have the money and he won’t play for vet minimum. He knows he could come in and start….which is what real ballers want and not just a check.

    • willbest

      Peppers walked straight up to GB after we cut him turnabout is fair play.

      • MB30SD

        fuck peppers

        • willbest

          I don’t know the anger, you hire a merc you get a merc mentality and all.

          • MB30SD

            i get it… still, fuck that guy.

            and it’s more disdain than anger

          • SC Dave

            Bears didn’t want to pay. That simple.

        • Big Mike

          fuck peppers and the packers. He’s a mercenary. No one will shed a tear for him when his days are done.

      • any player who’s a FA has every right to go wherever they feel is best for them, and I will never begrudge them doing just that.

        • Captain Obvious

          Fuck Peppers. Sure, he can go where he wants and get paid, fine. But the way he mailed it in his last couple years in Chicago is what makes me say “fuck Peppers.” He dicks around here for two years and then goes to Green Bay and remembers how to play? Fuck that.

    • BerwynBomber

      I don’t get the Cheese’s thinking on that one. Their O-line is already unstable coming off last year’s performance and their starting C begins the year on the PUP list. Plus, Sitton was on the last year of his deal.

      Anyway, would be quite the get by Pace. Reportedly up to ten teams are interested in him.

      • Big Mike

        I believe it is $. They wanted him to restructure/take a pay cut. They released him. Not sure how all of that stacks up. But it made sense. Bears need to give him what he needs. Although it would lock up more money at G, than you’d like. But we’d have to pro-bowl guards. Man, if we had Slauson.. still don’t get that.

        • I’d like them to play Sitton at C. Keep Whitehair at LG, he’s your LG of the future, and Sitton will likely only sign a one year deal, look for a bigger payday in FA next year.

          The main goal of this team is still to develop as much of the young talent as possible for their true window in 17-18, so moving Whitehair off his position would be a big mistake IMO. You’re hoping to have the best OG duo in the NFL in 2017, and you don’t get that unless you let Whitehair play there this year.

          • Can Sitton play C?

            That would be ideal too cuz Whitehair can’t play C this year, and hasn’t done so in college.

            If Sitton can play C (though he’ll be limited with the playbook initially) then Whitehair can play LG immediately.

            That would be ideal, and a solid Oline that might almost make us forget about Slausen.

            Two things I heard about Sitton. He talks a lot, and his back might be a bit of a problem.

            Not sure if this is why the Pack didn’t want to pay him.

          • willbest

            Bears signed Eric Kush who was center for 7 games last season with the Rams.

          • I read that now. Not sure if that bodes well for Sitton.

            But if roster both Sitton AND Kush, we will instantly go from Armageddon Oline to top 12 Oline in two days.

            Having Whitehair in our backpocket will be a luxury

          • I looked this up yesterday. Saw articles from multiple years which referenced him practicing as the backup C, like Slauson used to do. He said he could handle it., but don’t know if he’s done it in games or not.

          • and I’m guessing it would be 3-4 weeks before Sitton knows enough to step in at C. Have to learn to make all the line calls, unless they want Long doing that at first.

          • Yeah, Sitton at LG would take a few weeks to totally mesh, at C even more so.

            He doesn’t fit POXs M.O. of 26ish and moderately cheap, but perhaps need will make them loosen up a bit. God knows we have the cap.

      • Yeah, it makes me think something has to have happened behind the scenes there to drive this.

  • MB30SD

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    My favorite Bear ever is @TWaddle87 !

    Really?!?! Um, ok.

    • beninnorcal

      Mine is probably the nut.

      • Captain Obvious

        Favorites from my lifetime:

        1. Sweetness
        2. Peanut
        3. Mike Brown
        4. Samurai
        5. Hampton
        6. Dent
        7. Big Cat
        8. Waddle
        9. Fencik
        10. Harbs (mainly because he’s so crazy now)

        • My list is somewhat similar, but since I was a small slow WR, I liked Waddle more, maybe top 5. I actually wore #87.

          • MB30SD

            Of course you were.

      • MB30SD

        You know mine

  • MB30SD

    Tame it! Tame it DOC!!!

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD
    • CanadaBear

      As much as you dislike DH he still is better than anything the Bears have back there.

      • MB30SD

        meh

        • CanadaBear

          I know! Sucks that we can’t even argue about it. The Bears really have struggled with returners since DH left. I just hope DH doesn’t get hurt hanging on for another year.

          • MB30SD

            that’s the thing right… HeOld.

          • CanadaBear

            How the fuck is Nessman holding onto a job? The players on O must be shaking their heads being stuck with that weenie.

          • MB30SD

            brutal… talk about thinking a GM is good. What ozzie and johnnyboy saw in him I have ZERO clue. smh.

            And the ravens are my ‘other’ team, if I had one.

          • CanadaBear

            I’ve always thought they were a well run org until now. How long before they figure out Nessman is pyrite?

          • MB30SD

            He’s a fucking Pirate?!?! I didn’t know that!?!

            X32, wide right, bubble screen middle………. ARRRRRRRR!!!

          • MB30SD

            (Life Rule # 972: Never, ever, ever pass up the opty to make a pirate joke)

          • Wagga Wagga

            Is that the code or just really more of a guideline?

          • MB30SD

            Little of both. Your choice

          • Wagga Wagga

            Dowell Loggains vs Nessman? I really really really hope it’s no contest this year.

          • CanadaBear

            Not sure how Loggains will be but we all know about Nessman. When an offense can least afford to have the guy in charge flinch, you just know Nessman will be at the head of that line.

          • SC Dave

            Obviously, O coords are not easy to find

          • BearDown100393

            OCs that present zero threat to the HC job.

  • Irish Sweetness

    “The Bears don’t have one [a shutdown corner]. They don’t have anything close. Tracy Porter and Kyle Fuller, both healthy, would have given the Bears a respectable set of starting corners. Nothing special. Respectable. But neither is a top player and without a top player on the outside somebody is gonna be open!”

    Wow, I just read that. Jefe you must be closing your eyes during games. The two we have now look better than the first two.

    • BerwynBomber

      Technically, Peanut himself was never a shutdown corner. He was an excellent corner who was a sure tackler, matched up well against taller WRs and was a turnover machine once he perfected the Peanut Punch.

      But true shutdown CBs are guys who completely close off one side of the field: Revis of more recent vintage and Neon Dion back in the day. Peanut was never that. Teams tested him.

  • beninnorcal

    ‘5 things I wish the 2016 Bears had’

    Well, a new thread would be one of those things, I imagine.

  • willbest

    Bears are signing LeBlanc (CB – w/Pats), and Kush (C – Rams) to the 53. So they need to cut 2 more players.

    Signed to the practice squad so far: Braverman (WR), Weaver (OL), Braunecker (TE), Timu (LB) (unconfirmed), Bausbey (CB).

    • BearDown100393

      Tanktop leaves LA

    • Hopefully they’ll cut another if they sign Sitton.

      But Sitton might be too “old” and expensive for POX

      • if they were worried about age, they wouldn’t have brought him in. If he doesn’t sign, that will likely be because he decides he wants to go elsewhere.

        Likely would just be a 1-year signing anyway. Stopgap to replace Grasu for the year.

        • True. And Sitton isn’t THAT old. 30 for OG is not over the hill. I would hope it’s more than a 1 year deal, like a 2year deal.

          At least make Grasu EARN the starting spot next year.

      • willbest

        They could cut Silatolu for him.

        • seems like the likely cut if Sitton gets signed. Sitton slots in as starter, Larsen slides to Silatolu’s spot as the top interior reserve.

    • Almost certain they’ll cut Cornelius Edison, the backup C, IMO.

      I’d guess Demontre Hurst gets replaced by LeBlanc, but we’ll see. Likely a DB, since they already have (I think) 12 of them.

      • willbest

        It slipped my mind that Hurst was still on the team. So 7 players from 2013 instead of 6.

      • BerwynBomber

        Yep, Hurst and Edison were waived.

    • Big Mike

      My insiders tell me they really liked Timu. But have so many hurt guys in the secondary, they couldn’t keep him.

      • willbest

        They didn’t need to keep Jones unless they thought that gave them a lot more flexibility.

        • Big Mike

          His flexibility and special teams play is a huge plus. He’s a beast on teams

        • That’s exactly what I thought Will beforehand.

          However, my guess is if our ILBs get hurt (knock on wood) Timu will get upgraded and start over Jones at ILB.

          Timu and Anderson were much better than Jones at ILB.

          • Jones offers much more ST potential because he’s more athletic.

            Timu is smart and instinctive but just not athletic enough.

        • SC Dave

          I was thinking that way, and then watched a rerun of the Cleveland game. Jones was everywhere.

          Yeah, against roster bubble opponents, but you make what you can of opportunities.

          I believe Jones played his way onto the team right there

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Go see Hell or High Water this weekend. Great film.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Kush was crushing it in Hard Knocks. Kinda shocked the Rams let him go. He has a nice wife and kid, welcome to Chicago.

    • Dammnit. Shall I rename FF team?

      SmokingDa Kush!

    • BearDown100393

      Fischer only had him at camp to distract Hard Knocks.

  • Barclay, Bears savior!

    Bears signed QB Matt Barkley to the practice squad.

    Barkley cooled his heels in the fine climes of
    Arizona last year, but is now relegated to the frozen tundra of Chicago,
    on the taxi squad, no less. Barkley doesn’t have an NFL skill-set. That
    was evident from Day 1. He’s unlikely to ever attempt another regular
    season pass. – roto via Shefty

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      New crush for Irish?

    • BearDown100393

      If he’s that bad, why bother at all?

      • Have no clue. What happens to Fales? Maybe just filling in the Shaw PS role till he heals.

        • willbest

          Shaw is on IR. He isn’t playing football anywhere this year. I don’t know why not sign Fales unless he feels he wants to walk away from football or get a fresh start someplace else. He knows your system, you would think that would count for something.

    • BerwynBomber

      Sounds like the end for Fales.

  • Bears signed TE Logan Paulsen, formerly of the Redskins.

    The Bears waived Khari Lee to make room for him on the active roster. Paulsen was just let go by Washingtonafter failing to beat out Niles Paul for the third and final spot at tight end. He missed all of last season with a severe case of turf toe. The 29-year-old will back up Zach Miller. – Roto via Biggsy

    • EnderWiggin

      Dude had a lot to learn in seven days…

      • If I remember correctly, Paulsen is more of a blocking TE.

        • PaceBot 2000

          Incorrect. He looked like Kellen Winslow Sr against us.
          Called it! (Pat’s self on back
          ..pours tiki drink)

      • SC Dave

        It’s unlikely he’ll dress, let alone play, on Sunday

    • BearDown100393

      His name is Logan Paulsen. His name is Logan Paulsen.

    • willbest

      So we just discarded our 6th round draft pick.

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        Oh no, the world will end without a 6th round pick!!

        • willbest

          Dude is going to end up in New England after Bennett gives up on the year and become baby gronk.

        • BearDown100393

          It might

      • BearDown100393

        #Slauson (to mark the occasion of any disputed POX move)

      • Not MY pick, that’s for sure.

        But then again, I didn’t want to draft Ced Drunk Or white Shea

  • BerwynBomber

    Adam Schefter reporting that the Bears are releasing Robbie Gould.

    • PaceBot 2000

      Who’s doing the kicking? Cutty?

      • SC Dave

        HBP, obviously.

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          I am!

    • MB30SD

      Whoa

      • PaceBot 2000

        You kicking this year? Nice!

        • MB30SD

          Sure!

  • Joecashflow

    After tainted goods with McPhee, I doubt Pace is ready to pull the trigger on Sitton, with back issues.

  • Joecashflow

    WTF. Last year a week before first game we move Kyle to Tackle. This year, dump the only FG kicker we have. Making temporary room for Sitton?

    • BerwynBomber

      Don’t they already have the money for Sitton? Plus, I would be surprised if Sitton doesn’t shop himself around. Unless he loves Pox and/or Chicago and Long.

      • Joecashflow

        Yes they got the money, but always better to justify it by saving some elsewhere. Robbie part of that, me thinks.

        • SC Dave

          No, it’s not “always better to justify it”. That’s what makes losers.

  • Joecashflow

    Tress Way, where are you? Save some money by cutting Robbie. Put it towards Sitton, bring in UDFA kicker.

    • willbest

      Well he is a punter and he is signed until 2021 with the Redskins

  • Joecashflow

    They cut the least likely guy to be picked up from their 53. Buys them time. Maybe they pick him back up if they can’t find another kicker.

    • That Guy

      Gould will find work fast. I haven’t been following the kicker situation around the league, but there are always a couple of teams in a less than ideal position at kicker.

      Still, this feels like cutting Slauson. I understand the desire to get younger, but Pace is opening up spots with no-one else ready to step in and fill them.

      • That Guy

        Plus, they’re going to have to sign another kicker and give that “saved” roster spot to him.

        • willbest

          Fuck it. O’Donnell can do kickoffs and extra points. Everything else and its Cutler time!

          • SC Dave

            Great strategy. I’m sure we’ll win a lot of extra games that way.

      • willbest

        Robbie has been awful in the preseason, he isn’t over the yips, or his leg is going. It was injured bad enough 2 years ago they put him on IR, perhaps it never healed right after that.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Apples & Oranges.

        Slauson was their most consistent O-Lineman last season. Cutting him made no sense talent-wise or cap-wise.

        Gould’s pre-season was produced nothing to inspire any confidence that he was headed for a bounce back season.

  • willbest

    So we are roughly 6 days to kickoff and we have no kicker.

    • SC Dave

      It’s okay. HBP will be out there.

      • PaceBot 2000

        Who is hbp

        • willbest

          huge bear penis

        • SC Dave

          HugeBearPenis, who has blubbered for months now to cut Robbie.

          • willbest

            I thought they needed to cut Robbie too since he can’t kick touchbacks on the regular, but addressing the problem 6 days before kickoff is fundamentally stupid.

          • SC Dave

            Touchbacks come to the 25 now. Different game.

          • MB30SD

            Me too! Me too!!

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        No call from Pace, yet. I will check with my agent in the morning.

    • beninnorcal

      Wait, what happenned to Robbie?

  • willbest

    Cutler is now the most senior Bear having been with the team since 2009 followed by Alshon Jeffery in 2012.

    • PaceBot 2000

      Rebuild in progress. No reason we can’t kick some ass during it

      • SC Dave

        So long as it’s Pox’ people. That’s all that matters now.

        Expect Cutler gone next year.

        • PaceBot 2000

          No reason to dump him. Too many other hole of actual need. They will fill them and then will evaluate the qb position.

        • That Guy

          I doubt he’s gone that fast, but I do agree that Pace and Fox will need to bring in competition from someone younger and cheaper. Not necessarily someone they want to take the job away from Cutler, but someone who they believe can step in if he gets injured, or if the team thinks its time to retire.

          • willbest

            The only way to get a QB as good as Cutler cheaper, is on a rookie contract. They all make $18-19 million now.

          • That Guy

            Exactly. You either draft or trade for a guy on a rookie deal.

          • willbest

            Somebody finds a rookie as good as Cutler though and they aren’t going to let you have them for less than a first rounder (see bradford who isn’t even as good as cutler and less durable).

        • Notice there wasn’t even a peep about trying to move on from him this year. Didn’t acquire any young QBs either.

          They like what they’ve seen in Cutler.

          • BerwynBomber

            True but he also had a career year last year and the year before Pace went hard for Mariota (by all accounts).

            I think Cutler is safe but football can be a fickle business for non=elite dudes.

          • Fox typically likes veteran QBs. Cutler could easily be the guy for several years now.

            They’re building a roster that should be ready to seriously compete for a SB in 17-18 if all goes well. Not happening if you dump Cutler and replace him with a rookie.

          • willbest

            Well it could… but that rookie would need to be out there this year.

          • they made no effort to even get his eventual successor on the roster to groom this year. That tells me that Cutler is going to be the guy for at least the next 2-3 years.

          • willbest

            Well there is one other option. Drew Brees is untagable and a free agent. You can win a Super Bowl with him and Pace does have the money to do it. We also know he has a hard on for Drew Brees.

          • I’d be pretty shocked by that, but never say never

          • willbest

            I would not be shocked to discover it was Tennessee driving the narrative on that one because they weren’t 100% sold on Mariota and Pace had expressed interest.

        • Johnnywad

          Why would Cutler be gone next year?

          • SC Dave

            Pox didn’t bring him in.

          • Johnnywad

            Whatcha drinking tonight Dave?

          • willbest

            Robbie Gould’s tears. They have a bitter flavor.

        • MB30SD

          Sigh

    • AlbertInTucson

      Not surprising in today’s NFL.

  • Just announced that the Bears reached a 3-year deal with Sitton.

    • Wowzers. That means at least 2 years guaranteed.

      So either Sitton or Whitehair are playing C the next 2 years. That interior OL should be damn good.

      • willbest

        You don’t sign a guy for 3 years to not start. Whitehair might be able to play center but from what I saw he needs to settle the F down.

        • I wonder if they’re planning on Sitton playing C. He’s practiced as the backup C for years, like what Slauson did.

          • willbest

            Then what are they doing with Kush? He backup Center?

          • Yeah, I think that was the plan anyway. Don’t think he was going to unseat Larsen, at least not right away.

          • I’m assuming he’s the 8th OL at this point, likely inactive on game days unless somebody gets hurt.

            5 starters + loser of Whitehair/Larsen battle + top OT backup

    • willbest

      Goodbye Grasu.

    • BerwynBomber

      Dang. That was fast. Shores up the O-line big time.

      • replacing Larsen in the starting lineup is huge.

        Now they only have 1 hole in the starting group (Massie), with 2 plus players (Long, Sitton).

        That’s much better than 2 holes and 1 plus player.

        Sitton falling into their laps was a gift from the football gods.

  • beninnorcal

    Does Sitton have much left? Why did the pack let him walk? Cash-monies?

    • BerwynBomber

      Cash (according to the tea leaves), though there is some concern about his back. Still, he’s been durable from what I read.

      Strange move by the Chesse, and we may have just taken advantage of a big mistake by them.

    • SC Dave

      Probably because he’s no good.

      • beninnorcal

        ‘No good’ may be an upgrade to our current OL situation.

      • Cormonster

        He looked good in the Packer games I saw last year. During a pre-season Packer pre-game show with Wayne Larivee, they were really talking up how good and deep the offensive line was this year. McCarthey was raving about how good they were playing. Maybe they figured one of the younger guys was just as good or close enough.

      • Johnnywad

        LOL. You crabby old bastard.

    • My fear with Sitton is that he has battled back problems for a few years now. Rarely a good thing for a 30+, 300lb+ man.

  • willbest

    Incidentally, that they didn’t jettison Silatolu has me thinking that Long isn’t playing week 1.

    • I’m sure he’s the odd man out with Sitton signing.

  • beninnorcal

    Hold on, hold on, hold on.. Robbie Gould got cut? Dafuq?

  • Biggs just said Sitton will play LG and Whitehair/Larsen will compete at C.

    So C is still a big question mark.

    • willbest

      This is not making sense.

      • SC Dave

        Desperation often doesn’t

        • PaceBot 2000

          They probably didn’t envision a guy like Sitton getting released Dave.
          It doesn’t mean they won’t find a way to get the best 5 on the field.

          • willbest

            The only reason I can think the Packers released Sitton is if he wasn’t going to start for them. It makes zero sense to pay a guy 6.5 million to be a backup. So in my mind the Packers consider him their 3rd best guard.

          • PaceBot 2000

            But it gives us flexibility now or at least the Bears felt it was a good move.

      • Whitehair played some C in college. Likely Larsen starts there at first, but hopefully Whitehair playing C full-time in practice figures it out quickly and can take over after a few weeks.

      • But I agree, I’d rather see Whitehair stay at LG.

  • willbest

    Connor Barth is to be the new Bears kicker according to Biggsy

    • SC Dave

      Who?

      • willbest

        A kicker in training camp with the saints this year.

        • SC Dave

          Oh, you mean a Pace guy

          • willbest

            No a Lovie guy in tampa =)

          • SC Dave

            Cut by at least four teams. Color me thrilled.

          • willbest

            Not seeing where he is an improvement, except that he doesn’t have the yips. He will be cheaper, but I don’t think it was about the money. Robbie hasn’t been Robbie since mid 2013

          • kicked for Fox in DEN for 5 games in 2014 when their K got hurt.

            He’ll be vet minimum, which is much cheaper than Robbie. They’re hoping just as good, I’m assuming… worth noting he was slightly worse last year (23/28, Robbie 33/39)

          • SC Dave

            So, most importantly, a Pox guy.

          • I get the Gould move. HE’s on the decline and no longer that great, and he’s expensive.

            I was assuming they’d go for a young guy and rotate through a few this year hoping they can find a long-term solution. In my mind the goal is still to have the best possible team for 2017 and 2018, and if that includes a few growing pains this year, then so be it.

            Kind of surprised they signed a mediocre veteran journeyman instead.

          • PaceBot 2000

            They need someone to hit chip shots and mid Rangers. Time for the OL to get those last few yards on a drive and make it easier.

          • MB30SD

            Dave, who in thee duck else’s guy would he be?!?!?!

            Robbie sucked last year man. Lost us a couple games… can’t kick into the end zone.

            Robbie, you were the shit. You’ll be a chi hero forever. Not retire like you should have last year.

            Come on man

          • BearDown100393

            #Slauson

      • willbest
      • cant lose any more games than robbie

  • BerwynBomber

    The division is winnable. GB has three problem areas: OL, DL and ILB. MIN lost their young leader and will be relying on the fragile and unproven Bradford. DET lost Megatron and remains DET.

    Should be very competitive.

  • BerwynBomber

    Good luck to Gould. He was the best Bears kicker I ever saw. For more than a few years he was absolute money from 50 in. No small thing when kicking at Soldier in our weather and wind.

    Hats off to the guy. He is an all-time Bear.

  • 3 years, $21M, $10M guaranteed, per Schefter.

    Probably 2 years, $14M in reality.

    • willbest

      Or a 1 year $10 million 3 of which you get to pay next year.

  • BearDown100393

    Evidently preseason kickoffs and field goal attempts are not meaningless.

  • BearDown100393

    POX sheds off the last remnant of Bears Super Bowl XLI.

    • how many guys are still on the same team they played for in 2006 though? 10 years is an eternity in the NFL.

      • BearDown100393

        Yep. Time flies fast.

  • willbest

    Leno
    Sitton
    Larsen (because he looked better)
    Long
    Massie

    Kush
    Whitehair
    Adams
    Silatolu (who will probably get cut later this week)

    • Silatolu is probably cut already to make room for Sitton.

      Larsen likely starts at C initially, but I’m guessing Whitehair has that job before long.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Yep, that’s my line. We’ll be able to run the ball with that line.

  • PaceBot 2000

    Robbie was the man for a long time…..until he wasn’t. That’s the NFL. Timing is weird and feels wrong as a result

  • madscout12

    If Sitton works out as well for us as Pep has for them, this is a big win. Here’s hoping TT made a boo boo and JS stays healthy, because this flips our line from not good to decent. Hopefully he doesn’t get called for all the holding with us that he deserved to get with them.

  • I thought Whitehair actually looked pretty good this PS at LG. He’s so technically sound.

    I have complete faith he’ll be a good C eventually if they put him there full time. The question is how soon.

    • madscout12

      I actually hope they consider Sitton at C. Guy signed a 3 year contract, but you’d like the rookie to work out. Rookie O-Line need to play, and if LG is best, let the vet take C.

      • Biggs already said Sitton will play LG, Whitehair/Larsen compete at C.

        • madscout12

          Do we trust he wasn’t in a diabetic coma after his third round of 2 italian beefs?

          • he’s usually dead on in reporting that type of stuff.

          • MB30SD

            And in his ordering of 3 Italian beefs for one sitting

  • BerwynBomber

    Bears might have the top guard combo in the league with Long and Sitton.

  • CanadaBear

    I’m a little shocked they cut Gould, only because there was no competition on the roster. Another, move Long to RT a week before the season starts. I’m not pissed they cut Gould but FFS have his replacement on the fucking roster.

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      Robbie kicked like shit in the preseason. It was obvious he was done and done.

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        more reason to have another leg in camp.

      • MB30SD

        Jes

      • CanadaBear

        No issue with replacing him, it’s how it happened. Cut him at the last second without another leg in camp. That’s piss poor. After the last two seasons of meh nobody should have been surprised if they had competition in camp for him. Oh well.

  • RenoBear

    So I’ve drafted the Bears kicker Robbie Gould every year in fantasy football. This year I said to myself, ‘ah he’s been slipping lately, I’m gonna draft someone else’… So I draft Connor Barth. Well, today, the Bears cut Robbie Gould…. And the replaced him with…. Connor Barth!!! And my wife makes fun of my ‘phone calls’ I make to the Bears… Where the hell is my paycheck??

    • MB30SD

      Niiiiice!

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    Finally!!! Gould is cut! But oh know whoever is going to kick for us. I don’t care. I, like others, wished there was at least a leg in camp this off season but it is what it is, same goes with a Punter. There are kickers out there to be had, they just have to find them. Remember Gould was pulled off a construction site in the middle of a season to start kicking years ago. Barth is probably not the answer but he can’t do much worse than Gould. I would not be surprised if the Bears continue to to scour the waivers looking for replacements.

    Unlike SC Dave has suggested Pace has yet to give me a call to ask about my kicking abilities.

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