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Five Thoughts Before the First Preseason Game

| August 10th, 2016

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I’m sick of training camp updates and bold predictions that everyone will forget about a year from now. Here are a few quick thoughts before the Bears first preseason game.

Eyes In The Backfield

Forget running back by committee, Langford is the Bears starter and is going to get 70 percent of the carries as long as he’s healthy. The rest of the backfield, however, is worth watching.

Ka’Deem Carey is listed as the backup, but Jacquizz Rodgers is the only guy outside of Langford who is getting action with the starters. Carey has split second team reps with Rodgers. Jordan Howard started getting some reps there last week.

Most are assuming the Bears will keep four running backs, as they did last year, but they didn’t have a fullback last year. This year, it appears they’ll be employing and using a fullback, which could mean they keep only three running backs. The other option is keeping three tight ends, instead of four, but given the injury situation there, that might not fly. They might also keep seven wide receivers (more on that later) and will probably keep nine offensive linemen.

While keeping four running backs is still the most likely option, a lot could change between now and the final cut down day. The position is certainly worth watching throughout the rest of preseason.

Bears Believe in Grasu

The fact that the Bears moved Ted Larsen to center instead of  Cody Whitehair tells me they’re confident Hroniss Grasu is going to be the guy there going forward.

Whitehair had been working at center with the second team, which is a sign they weren’t sure about Grasu before camp started. There had to be at least some discussion about who their center was going to be going forward. If the answer was Whitehair, he’d be there right now.

I was in the camp wanting them to bring back Will Montgomery, but his doctor has told him he should retire.

Who Is Advising Alshon?

The Bears gave Alshon Jeffery a couple options to try and beat the nagging injuries that have hurt him the past two years. He passed on them and chose to stick with what didn’t work. Who told him that was a good idea?

Athletes are surrounded by advisors so I’m sure Jeffery didn’t make the decision on his own. He couldn’t worked with the Bears staff, which they claim helps prevent soft tissue injuries. Or he couldn’t worked — and stuck with — Jay Glazer’s training, which other players rave about and the Bears (with John Fox being a Glazer buddy) trust. He chose neither. Now he’s hurt again.

Too Early to Worry About McPhee

The Bears know what Pernell McPhee is. And they know he has a bum knee. So, why put him out there for meaningless preseason snaps?

Administrative Note: I could say this about a dozen other players too.

When they opened camp, Pace and Fox said McPhee was in shape, but not football shape yet. He still hasn’t been cleared and that’s fine. They’re hoping being lighter will help him make it through the 16-game season. They’re also hoping not pounding on a knee that is always going to be bad when it isn’t absolutely necessary helps him be fresh when they open the season in September.

I won’t worry about McPhee’s knee until September. Even if he misses the first couple of games, I won’t worry because I’m planning on the Bears playing important games in December and I’d rather have their best defensive player fresh when they get there. Until then, give the reps to Floyd. He needs them more.

The Battle of the Wide Receivers

The wide receiver position is the most interesting in camp.

We know Jeffery and Kevin White are studs and are going to make the team. We’re pretty sure Eddie Royal and Marc Mariani are and they didn’t draft Danny Braverman just to cut him. That’s five already and none of the last three are actual backups to Jeffery or White.

Marquess Wilson is their best outside receiver after White and Jeffery, but he hasn’t even practiced yet. Josh Bellamy has rotated with the starters during seven-on-seven drills, but he makes his money on special teams. Deonte Thompson muddied the waters with his deep speed as he was, reportedly, working with the starters on Tuesday.

One of them is getting cut, but they all provide something unique.

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  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    Braverman will be a FIRST ballot Hall of Famer!!!

    • Scharfinator

      Sounds good, go koolaid go!

      • 505Bears

        OOOHHHH, YYYEEEEAHHHH!!!

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      Mr. Braverman, god damnit we know you’re son is scrappy but we’ve been down that road. Your son runs the tightest Arbys i’ve ever visited. Take pride in that.

    • SC Dave

      Can you imagine that?

      • MB30SD

        No.

    • Johnnywad

      Plus, according to the piece above, the Bears didn’t draft Braverman just to cut him. So he’s got that going for him.

      • No late rd draftees ever get cut! Eva!

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          especially if that late rd draftee is going to be the G.O.A.T.

  • Scharfinator

    So, as mentioned in the last thread, Jeffrey needs to get on HGH already. I mean this only partially tongue in cheek – the guy is too soft and fragile for the NFL it seems.

    He’d stop showing up doughy and injuries would be less of a concern.

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d
  • Big Mike
    • Bender McLugh

      for real, all I had read was how Larsen was being beat by Goldman/Hicks. Maybe the O-line won’t be that bad after all

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        maybe our D is just good.

    • didn’t know he had a beard. His beard makes me feel better.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    KaDeem Carey is gone from the team. Unless he wants to play fullback.

    • willbest

      We have the husband of the Olympic bronze winner in shooting for that.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      I don’t know, I can’t see the Bears going with Langford, a rookie unknown in Howard and a scat back in Rodgers coming off of injury. Carey is a known quantity. He should stay.

      • willbest

        I couldn’t see them going with their O-line even before Garsu went down and everybody retired, but apparently they were.

    • Bender McLugh

      ps?

    • I don’t see it either. Carey will have to rush for like 200 yds in a half to make the squad (barring inj to other HBs).

      It’s rare for teams to ride with 4HBs and a FB (two if u count Unrein).

      I think the last time Bears did that Garrett Wolfe was that 5th running back.

    • CanadaBear

      My only thought on this is reading about how much Fox loves Carey a few weeks ago.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    If Floyd is Superman under the jersey, maybe we could get a peek. Right now we have Chris Reeve’s version of Clark Kent out there.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts
    • MB30SD

      Florida. Cops.

      What did you expect?

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        Flo-Rida.

    • AlbertInTucson

      SMH.

    • Sactowns#1

      Hmmmm…do you think we need to look at our justice system and those who administer it? wtf?!

    • CanadaBear

      It takes about 5 seconds to check to see if your gun is loaded.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        why are 73yr olds even involved in these “policing courses”? Seems pretty fucking unnecessary.

        • willbest

          Boomers.

        • Sactowns#1

          Because the cops tell you you should be afraid of anyone and everyone around you. It’s good job security.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            you’re afraid of Trump supporters which is kind of pussyish.

          • Bender McLugh

            are you kidding me? some of those supporters would scare Kruetz

          • Sactowns#1

            Who the hell is afraid of Trump supporters? That’s like being afraid of the cast of Hee-Haw. They’re laughable rubes.

        • CanadaBear

          I thought the same thing but didn’t want to be accused of victim blaming. Makes no sense to me. I went to the police station in kindergarten for a show and tell. That was the last time I was there voluntarily.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      haha, that can’t be real. That is quintessential Florida. Quintessential.

  • I think it’s going to be tough to judge the backup RBs running behind this OL. The depth there is horrific, and all I’ve heard from camp is reports of the 2nd and 3rd string OL getting blown up repeatedly.

    Also, I don’t have a hard time seeing a scenario in which one of Royal, Mariani, and Braverman doesn’t make the 53. You don’t need three undersized slot guys.

    It’s great that the Bears believe in Grasu (I agree with you there based on the Larsen move), but it sucks that they’re now going into next offseason not knowing for certain if he’s an answer or somebody who needs to be replaced. Given that this team is still (at least) 1 year away from truly being a contender, that hurts more than not having him this year IMO. Need to know what positions have answers and what positions still need to be addressed.

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      I agree. Release Grasu, don’t even IR him. Waste of space.

      • MB30SD

        100%

      • that’s not what I meant at all. By all accounts he looked good in camp. It just stinks that they won’t find out for sure on him-one way or the other-this year.

        Cutting him makes zero sense. Even if they want to get a new starting C for next year, keep him as depth. He’s cheap for 2 more years.

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      of course you don’t need undersized slot guys. However the last time we were in the playoffs, I am pretty sure none of our starting WR were over 6′. In fact I think we only had 1 WR on that team over 6′.

    • Irish Sweetness

      We’ve got Unrein and Lasike to get in there and block though. Of course we could have just drafted self-blocking Derrick Henry instead of Whitehair, but ….

  • BearDown100393

    “We know Jeffery and Kevin White are studs and are going to make the team.”

    Fair enough, but keep in mind making the team does not necessarily equate to playing for the team.

  • Big Mike

    Pre-season, you’d rather win than lose, but you would much rather not have any injuries.

    • AlbertInTucson

      MUCH rather the latter.

      • Big Mike

        Shouldn’t really even be in the same sentence.. absolutely

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  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Assange says Hillary had a 27 year old DNC staffer killed for leaking her emails to Wikileaks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7FkLBRpKg

    • willbest

      That is so yesterdays news. Trump must have said something that is objectively neutral but is double secret reverse dog whistle -ist by now.

      • SC Dave

        Is the public so inured to Clinton murders that this doesn’t even register, Will?

        • I think it’s part of a larger disturbing trend, SC. It’s like with the Fed or bailing out the banks, or having to choose between an unhinged opportunist, and a coldblooded calculating one. Americans have now become somewhat passive, and dare I say, pessimistic and resigned.

          It’s cumulative to be sure. But I think it goes back to JFK being assassinated (then MLK and Bobby) the Vietnam War, the bald face lies about bombing Cambodia, the Nixon fiasco…then all the way through to now (Toppling Iranian/South American leaders to install puppets, CIA crack to inner cities, Iraq, etc) . Americans used to believe we were exceptional. Maybe cuz we were a young spunky nation. But that’s no longer the case. I see a shift in national zeitgeist. Americans seem to be more…russian now. By that I mean that Americans are so disillusioned about the system that it is no longer seen as a government “for the people, by the people” but as an active ENEMY of the people. A bureaucracy apart – a single party essentially – only caring about maintaining itself even if at the expense of its citizens.

          If you were to ask many Americans today, I think they would concur.

          So this Clinton murder angle SHOULD be a BIG deal. But if our government can get away with covering up a presidential assassination, well, a presidential nominee killing a few doesn’t shock us all that much, sadly.

          (Side note. She wouldn’t be the first either. Lyndon Johnson was also connected to some political murders in Texas).

          • Scharfinator

            The issue with this bit is that nothing will happen as our standard of living is still too good. The only way this stuff really gets exposed and changes is if the majority gets very angry. Right now, we’re exactly as you said, passive.

            Our lives are too easy and soft for enough people to want to revolutionize things.

          • I think we were getting there with the 2008 meltdown. But then the neo-aristocrats began getting visions of guillotines and threw trillions at the problem. Naturally, they threw trillions at themselves, and are now somehow richer, and we’re more fucked in the long term, but hey, for now, everyone is netflixing and chilling, so eat drink and be merry.

            Let the next generations deal with the inevitable collapse of civilization.

          • Scharfinator

            Bread and circuses 🙂

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            if you just would have invested when the market tanked like everyone else with brain and some money did you’d be swimming.
            GP!!! Queue it up!!

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Buy the fucking dip!

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts
          • Sactowns#1

            Worked beautifully for my Sprint pick and I’m thinking it will work well for the South West shares I bought after that 15% decline.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            This isn’t Sierra Leone, of course it’s easy and soft. You are barely required to fucking work in this country and they throw money at you. The only “revolutionary” antics you’ll see in this country is if they try to take away welfare. Sorry, it’s true.

          • willbest

            Its going to be a fun choice in about 15-20 years. senior citizens vs. government bureaucrats vs. layabouts.

            As for me, I will be hiding out on the family farm 100 miles away from anything that resembles a population center.

          • Don’t underestimate the millennials. They’ll find a way to postpone just like we did.

            Or maybe “The Culling” or “WW3” will take care of it.

          • MB30SD

            the DRC is lovely this time of year btw

          • Scharfinator

            Kind of my point?

          • MB30SD

            good movie

          • I didn’t really like the cut aways to like the chef and shit, but I really love that movie.

            I think I like it more than the Wolf and the OG Wall St, but it’s close.

          • SC Dave
          • MB30SD

            well put.

          • SC Dave

            I don’t know if any of you listened to this, but if nothing else, listen to the segment from about 9:15 to 12:42 or so. Nigel gets it, and there is much of what you say that is reflected here.

            Such a breath of fresh air.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gek__doCZFQ

          • Irish Sweetness

            That photo of George H Bush leaving the Texas Depository the day JFK was shot still smarts.

        • willbest

          Only thing I see on FB is how awful Trump is for ordering the execution of Hillary Clinton. So I am going to go with the recently discovered pay-to-play emails and the invite to Mateen’s father to sit on stage behind her and wikileaks implying this guy was one of their sources is of trivial concern for most people.

          I mean of the great Jonah Goldberg can’t manage more than a half-hearted retweet it can’t big of a deal right. We have Hitler to stop.

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            I just find it ironic that Trump is being lambasted for dog whistling the NRA idiots to shoot their guns off, and here is the DNC actively running assassinations against their own staffers for leaking.

            I mean, Assange all but says the kid was the source of the DNC leak.

            An Assange source turns up dead. Hmmm. I mean, is this rocket science? Does Debbie Wasserman Schultz have her own cadre of hitmen that the FBI can’t touch?

          • willbest

            My understanding is that the FBI was investigating who did the hack (not the dozens of violations of federal laws they revealed), so my question to you is what makes you think the FBI wasn’t the hitman on this one?

          • Irish, Will’s stealing your schtick!

          • willbest

            If I get sold on this being a hit, and I am not there yet, my money is going to be US black ops rather than independent contractor.

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            #FeeltheBurn

    • Irish Sweetness

      I’d imagine they don’t let you into Presidential races unless you’ve had people killed.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Anyone hear when NFL Network will show the Bear-Denver game?

    • Big Mike

      11:00 EST

      “NFL Preseason Game” – Preseason Week 1: Denver Broncos vs. Chicago Bears (from 8/11/16)

      • AlbertInTucson

        Thanks, Big Mike! That’s Prime Time (8p) in my neck of the woods!

        • Big Mike

          It’s a nice placement. I think it’s the first one being shown after the live game. Could have been as late as Sunday for the first showing. Nice to scratch the itch for a series or two, then watch guys compete for jobs, and have their cup of coffee in the NFL.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Except the live game ALWAYS runs long.

  • CanadaBear

    Royal isn’t getting cut. His $4.5 mil is guaranteed.

    • that’s what we all said about Tim Jennings last year. Low and behold… he got cut.

      I think only 2 out of Braverman, Mariani, and Royal stick. If Braverman looks as good in preseason as he reportedly has in camp, then it’s down to Royal and Mariani for one spot.

      • CanadaBear

        Good point but I just don’t see it. Royal was playing well when the Beloved signed him. Jennings pretty much sucked moose wang at the end of his Bears tenure.

        • I think he most likely makes it or gets put on IR, with them then having the option of him using the return (don’t have to designate it ahead of time anymore).

          If the concussion lingers, that’s a smarter way to do it, since you’re swallowing the money anyway. He’s clearly better than Mariani when healthy, but damn he can’t stay on the field.

  • BearDown100393
    • CanadaBear

      WOW. May he R.I.P. He was always one of the few that wasn’t into the yelling and bombast.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Very sad. Class act. Never got the impression that, unlike some other 4-letter faces, he was at all full of himself.

        As someone with 61 in his rear view mirror, I can say that he was done way too soon.

  • Big Mike

    Is Case going to do anything? Is he done? I see rumors about a TE, we need depth if not starters on the OL. Is he done?

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      I see another OL coming in. I think they are done at TE.

      • just cut swing tackle Becton and replaced him with Pittsburgh castoff Mike Adams, who has 20 career starts.

        • You’re about to get Jericho’d

          I’ll take a Steelers castoff over a never will be cast off because he’ll never be cast in the first place.

          • he actually was a decent OT, but had back surgery and missed all of last year. Steelers cut him in May with failed physical designation, so I’m not holding my breath.

          • Yes, I was surprised he was available. But, that only means his physical was shit.

            But hey, sometimes when you dig into the bottom of the Walmart DVD bin, you come up with Big Trouble in Little China or a double feature of Cobra and Tango and Cash (score!)

          • MB30SD

            I think I’m confused, but I’m not sure.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            go with your gut.

          • MB30SD

            always

    • Irish Sweetness

      There’s Scruggs who switched to TE too ..

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Jeff should post this graphic right on the blog

    http://tinyurl.com/h9wswvu

  • Sactowns#1

    Well the good news is the Bears are actively looking to sign OL. Just signed Mike Adams (tackle 6’7 330lbs) a starter for the Steelers until he was sidelined last year with an injury.

    • willbest

      Does that help us inside?

      • Nope.

      • Big Mike

        Shows we have a pulse..

        • From what I remember, Adams is pretty solid. Maybe he won’t be ready by season start, but hopefully he won’t have to be.

          Also, I think we forget that Leno is no sure thing.

          This signing does signal that King Klong might not be as impressive as GP would like.

          • willbest

            King Klong is our starting Center. Book it.

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            A 7 foot tall center. Awesome

          • Johnnywad

            Grossman would have been looking him right in the asshole pre snap.

          • Doc Nitty

            Gross, man.

          • Big Mike

            I don’t think it says anything about King Klong. Depth is depth. The guy was good in 2014. Was out in 2015. If he’s recovered, he’s a steal. If he’s not, he’s probably gone. I like the move on that basis alone.

    • Irish Sweetness

      After we signed a bunch of guys and drafted one second … blind squirrel looking for a nut?

  • Royal would be a surprise cut, but he turned into a marshmellow like Alshon. Can’t have TWO of them at the same position.

    Thompson impressed me on returns. He had more oomph than Mariani.

    We got 3 undersized underdogs to root for in PS. Mariani, THompson and Braverman.

    However, only one of these can also hook ppl up with corned beef, so Braverman it is!

    • MB30SD

      racist

      • Arbys now serves celery sticks dipped in red ranch for metrosexuals such as yourself, mam.

        Get some!

        • MB30SD

          ranch is for fat hillbillies. I’m ALLLLLL about the buffalo sauce dip

  • willbest

    On the topic of the death of civilization, I heard on the radio that an all female Ocean’s Eight is in the works…. and that Channing Tatum is going to do a remake of Splash. So apparently gender swap reboots are a here to stay.

    • CanadaBear

      Must be a pisser to be a writer in Hollywood. It’s almost inconceivable the power brokers would develop an original idea.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Having seen Warcraft, I concur.

    • Sounds like an Onion article.

      I’m kinda ok with the female versions of classics simply for the porn parodies. Gender flips bad for Hollywood, great for the SFV.

    • BearDown100393

      Old news for Green Bay.

    • MB30SD

      WTF!??!

      Ok, I’m fucking out. ridiculous. George Clooney and Brad Pitt are spinning in their respective graves right now. (never mind the original originals)

  • MB30SD

    that’s a nice shirt… do they make it for men?

  • EnderWiggin

    Floyd may need the snaps if McPhee is hurt. But if we want to win, Houston, Freeman, Trevathan, and Young please.

    • willbest

      Houston is an overpaid JAG. We traded up to get Floyd. Floyd and Young on the outside.

      • CanadaBear

        Still led the team in sacks last year. His second half of the season was pretty good.

        http://www.nfl.com/player/lamarrhouston/496794/gamelogs

        • willbest

          That he did… of course he also is only averaging 4.5 sacks a season as a Bear thanks to blowing out his knee on a sack dance of a backup QB while we were down 30 points. On a per sack basis we are paying him more than twice as much as Willie.

          • CanadaBear

            I’m more into what have you done for me lately and Willie and Lamar came on in the second half last year once they got healthy. No doubt Lamar was a bonehead. McPhee on the other hand is trending the wrong way. Starting to worry about him.

  • MB30SD
    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      Nice foyer, holmes

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Yo yo Butch, here’s that dope Ocean’s 11 info you wanted.

    http://www.eonline.com/news/786711/the-one-problem-with-the-all-female-ocean-s-eleven-reboot

  • willbest

    Awesome, somebody is trying to scale Trump Tower in New York using suction cups.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/man-spotted-scaling-side-trump-tower-york/story?id=41278389

    Best. Election. Ever.

    • BearDown100393

      Wall climbing practice.

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        Wish I could up vote more on that, thank you.

    • New Spider-Man movie is coming soon, isn’t it?

      This should impress the casters.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Is that the one where a mild-mannered student living with his aunt and uncle suddenly comes to terms with the death of his uncle one day … I hope they remake that story for the 5th time.

    • willbest

      Steve from Virginia and he told the police he is doing it to get an audience with Trump.

      • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

        Beats trying to impress Jodie Foster

  • Huge Bear’s Penis
    • MB30SD

      (story broken by windy shitty gridiron. SMHAYJeff

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        better than Lemming.

    • BearDown100393

      “50. Nick Becton, OT. Ryan Pace mentioned Becton as a backup tackle they had confidence in but we really haven’t seen much of anything from him.”

      I guess John Fox saw enough of #50 on the depth chart already.

  • MB30SD

    Epiphany: (from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, “manifestation, striking appearance”) is an experience of sudden and striking realization.

    I believe I know what I need to sign up for this fall: http://www.mandatory.com/2016/05/19/cold-as-all-hell-girl-at-tough-mudder-gets-the-photoshop-treatme/

    • Scharfinator

      Those races are a ton of fun. You will find dirt in weird spots for days after though.

      • MB30SD

        oh, well looook at yoooouuuuu!

        • Scharfinator

          Hey! I’m not bragging! I’m on the complete teams, not the compete teams 😛

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      an experience of sudden and striking realization.

      http://tinyurl.com/huka3cn

      • MB30SD

        Hahahahaha… was NOT expecting that.

        Speaking of, check this out: http://uncrate.com/stuff/1952-alfa-romeo-1900-m-matta/

        • willbest

          I know you like to link cars to GP, and I just assumed that there was some sort of mutual admiration of car loving there, but your response to this leads me to believe that GP masturbates to some vastly different things than the rest of us and you are just providing your usual blog service. NTTAWWT

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            Nothing so nefarious or perverted, my precious little Trump prosecutor. My my, they do drill that judgmental deep into you those three years doing paper chases, no?

            Simply having the filter off in Google makes interesting image searches when you type things like “surprise fucking” into it.

          • MB30SD

            Yep

        • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

          man you like the range rovers these days. with all the fires and floods down your way, i can see why

          i see your Alfa rover and raise you a Hendrix Dune Buggy

          http://autooverload.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/14.jpg

          • MB30SD

            Yup. Zombie apocalypse is coming.

            nice.

    • BearDown100393

      Johnny Knox’s self-discovery that mid-field is his personal no-man’s land while mid-air inverted and pretzel twisted.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Reggie Ragland: Torn ACL.

    Shaq Lawson: Probably out ’til October.

    Preseason is just more and more terrifying.

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      One needs to differentiate normal bad luck, from the luck of Buffalo and Cleveland.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Like Bears luck is much much better???

        • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

          Well… they actually found a cure in the brain fluid vein for Jimmy Mac. They literally flushed his brain, and he became coherent and fairly functional again.

          Jim Kelly had a son with a crippling disability, the poor boy lived a painful life, he died and broke Jim’s heart, and then Jim got cancer and was right at death’s door.

          I’d say McMahon got the better outcome there. Not to mention one of them has a Super Bowl ring and it in’t Kelly, despite getting right there FOUR TIMES.

          As for Cleveland, they drafted Johnny Football who became a movie of the week, and then they thought “hey, let’s bounce back with RG3!” So, their cruel fate is self inflicted. There’s a Karma debt to be paid for having Costner play your GM.

          • MB30SD
          • MB30SD
          • CanadaBear

            Mac has 2 rings (one with the Fudge).

          • Doc Nitty

            I think it’s best if we just act as if that one never happened.

          • MB30SD

            DOC!!

            What’s the happs maings? all ok?

          • Doc Nitty

            Ups and downs my friend.

            You?

          • MB30SD

            cool.

            crushed at work, laying off the strange a bit. kids go back to school next week. sigh.

          • MB30SD

            shudder

          • Big Mike

            Not in my world view 🙂

          • Irish Sweetness

            Kelly tough.

            Both great QBs named Jim. Any more of them? Plunkett?

    • Big Mike

      I believe neither was a contact injury. Just means the ACL was gon’na blow at some point.

  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Nobody likes Jay.

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/the-nfl-thinks-jay-cutler-is-mediocre-now-why-would-that-be/

    I think each season that Jay stays here, he will get an actual quota of shit. It’s the Tomczak effect.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Careful not to step in that pile of morrisey over there.

    • MB30SD

      aaaand the alternative is? Fitz? Kap? RGII 1/2?!?

      Come on maings.

    • Big Mike

      I very much like Jay Cutler. Without Cutler the bears are a 3-5 win team this year. Last year they would have been a 2 win team. Next year they’d still be a 3-5 win team. Fuck the chicago media and bashing cutler.

    • BearDown100393

      #6 never claimed any superiority. Ever.

  • MB30SD
  • Doc Nitty

    One more day til my month off starts.

    One more day til the beloved take the field.

    Two more days til GnR.

    Giddeup.

  • MB30SD

    check out #10… johnny knox could have used this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxmhCMZrbVQ

  • Emilymgaulke3

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  • Irish Sweetness

    Can you smell it? IT’S FOOTBALL !!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH!!!!!!!!!

    Game one gut-feeling: Bears thrash Broncos.

    Kevin to lead WRs.
    Jordan to lead RBs.
    Fales to flash.

  • Robinamaynes3

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  • Jack Lacan

    I just tuned in to the game and watched Jay Cutler get sacked.
    This is not what I want to see
    On other matters —
    Plots I cannot understand – Divergant Series films (which I stopped to watch “the game”).
    Mr. Robot
    Game of Thrones (I kind of know who the little man is)
    Dark Matter
    Outcast
    Tyrant
    there are others but I’ve drunk too much to remember – can anyone send me some?
    Ok?

  • Jack Lacan

    We really should try to keep as many Bears as ambulatory as possible.

  • Jack Lacan

    It’s got to be like 80 degrees on the turf out there. Keep hydrated.

  • Jack Lacan

    Alshon Jeffery has “nagging injuries” — so do I. I just don’t make as much money and I’m not as young.
    So?

  • Jack Lacan

    Ok, I can’t run like the wind and catch Cutler passes.

  • Jack Lacan

    Here’s a Larry Lujack special. A salesman is driving to Green Bay with his boss. He says – “you know Green Bay is only full of old whores and football players. The boss says – “My wife is from Green Bay.”
    Salesman says – “What position does she play?”

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