• Scharfinator

    FIRST!

    Overwhelming portion of the vote is for healthy players. Go figure πŸ™‚

    • MB30SD

      You sandbagging sunuvabitch. Spoiler alert

      • Robinamaynes3

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  • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

    Who will watch a Pats PS game, just to see Chicken Dumber?

    • MB30SD

      Nope

    • Big Mike

      Yeah, I’m that guy. But will probably watch All-22 on NFL Game Pass.

  • Cormonster

    I’m thinking of getting NFL Game Pass this year. What do some of you guys think of it? How long do you have to wait to watch the replays? How is the video quality of replays?

    I work or am out of town most weekends and don’t have cable, so I thought this might be the way to go. Then I can listen to the game live and watch later.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      it’s great for watching games in HD. Quality is good.

      My favorite part about it is that you can watch the condensed version, which shows the whole game in about 30 minutes. Really nice for re-watching.

      • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

        only real downside is games usually aren’t available for 24 hours after the game, and if I remember right they shut it down when another NFL game is live on TV (aka MNF).

    • Big Mike

      Great quality (dependent on your Internet Connection speed). I believe the replays come out on Monday. The all 22 view is simply the best thing since Direct TV’s Season Ticket. You can watch pre-season games live (out of market). It’s a great product.

      Perfect if you travel AND work weekends. If you are on the road, the Direct TV mobile app is awesome. I’ve been caught 2-3 times where I had to be somewhere and have watched Bears games on an iPad (in my car hiding from my wife :). and it is awesome.

      • CanadaBear

        I love the last sentence. If that doesn’t sum it up for all of us married guys at one time or another, nothing does.

        • Big Mike

          A wedding, watching a nieces soccer game, a Lacrosse tournament… some other “family” thing. (family in quotes, because true family schedules around the Bears). Worst was some birthday party for some kid who was a BFF of one of my kids and fits were pitched up and down about me attending. I wanted to smack the asshole dad who scheduled it.

          • MB30SD

            god being single is glorious.

            The worst part about being single is that I always get to do whatever(andwhomever)thefuckIwant.

          • Big Mike

            I’m real happy with being married. The intrusions are usually kid related and/or out of her control. BTW, in almost every case she probably knew where I was hiding and why.

          • MB30SD

            finding the right one is obviously the critical point… and usually almost impossible. I’ll never ever ever do it again unless she’s the coolest fucking chick in the world, grew up with at LEAST 2 big brothers and dogs never cats, AND she’s a 9+… basically something that does not exist.

          • Big Mike

            Big Mike got lucky. 2 younger brothers, dogs first, then a cat, now a dog. Smart, good looking, funny. We’ve aged well together. (obviously we’re both not doing the same shit we were when we were 20). The coolest thing, we were both great at letting the other develop their own “thing”, plus doing stuff together. I’ve seen so many couples blow up, because if they weren’t doing stuff together one of them (from my view always the woman) was unhappy.

            If you’ve never seen this, you need to watch the whole thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMxZEXjZr4E

          • CanadaBear

            Might exist but it will surely change over the years.

          • CanadaBear

            I would have been very disappointed if you hadn’t chimed in!

  • Blackhawks63

    Excited about the season coming up. That said, my head is starting to yell louder to me that this is a 6 or 7 win team max in 2016. I’m a big fan of Ryan Pace and John Fox, but this rebuilding will take a bit more time. Very concerned about the offensive line, tight end and depth at QB and RB. Also about how the situation at CB plays out.

    • Big Mike

      Stay on the blog, get some Kool-aid, they’ll be a 10 win team in your mind soon enough. πŸ™‚

      • Scharfinator
      • Johnnywad

        Nope. He’s been on the Bear Market since he showed up.

        • Big Mike

          Well that sucks. Why bother than?

          • MB30SD

            cause that’s the only thing that validates his miserable real life? Just guessing

          • Big Mike

            On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the Bears are the worst piece of shit franchise ever and won’t win 2 games and 10 being the people who think this is the 85 Bears, I’m a 6.5. Reasonably optimistic

          • MB30SD

            yeah, me too mike. I was going to say between 6.5 and 7.

          • Big Mike

            Not exactly blind leaps of faith 8+. But I nice little skip past objective πŸ™‚

          • Big Mike

            A nice little skip

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

            Pragmatism is 4 pussies!

            All in. 16-0!

            Why not? If Trump can become president, anything is possible!

            U.S.A! U.S.A!

          • Big Mike

            Preach! (Bears 16-0) not the other.

          • CanadaBear

            For this season I’m at 5.0-5.5. Overall I’d say 6.5 with the arrow pointing up.

          • Big Mike

            ppthhh, that barely qualifies as optimism. πŸ™‚

          • CanadaBear

            I’m trying. I like Fox up to a point. Don’t think the Bears will ever win it all under him. Pace so far has done way more good things than bad but … I do think the roster has improved overall, esp the bottom 20.

          • Big Mike

            To win it all with Fox, they need some breaks. They need a few draft picks in rounds 3-5 that perform like 1s. They need health. They need FAs like McPhee who are better after get FA$ than they were before. Also, you’re reading to much into him almost getting done in Carolina and Denver.

            Most likely scenario for this 6.5 optimism guy is we squeak into the playoffs this year. 9 or 10 wins. (the football gods owe us) and are competing for the next few years to get the to the SB. A lot of good teams never get there, or get there and don’t win. Somewhere in that 4 year window, the team has to reload at QB and create a situation where somebody beats out Cutler fair and square. If Fox goes and Pace stays, the Bears will eventually get there. It means the personnel system is still in place, to keep working on getting younger, faster, meaner.

          • CanadaBear

            I’m not basing not winning the SB on Fox’s two losses. I’m basing it on Fox being conservative at the wrong times and the team coming out flat numerous times.

          • Johnnywad

            Precisely my question.

    • You’re about to get Jericho’d

      QB is the one area you need not worry about. We have a solid starter and a backup who has won games in the NFL. Can’t ask for more than that.

    • MB30SD

      i’m shocked. Always so nice to have you show up. Actually surprised you haven’t run the warm bath and put the towel on your head by now. jesoos.

      Yes that’s a manet ref: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/06/26/article-1029674-059340660000044D-852_468x425.jpg

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      You’re concerned about the depth at QB and RB?

      Why? We have arguably the best backup QB, and if shit hits the fan, I guess Fales (name a 3rd QB in the league who wouldn’t stink).

      And we might be rolling with 4 HBs who all bring something to the table. Langford might be a stud. And Howard is a rook with even fresher leg and is a battering ram.

      If you’re worried about the quality, then I understand. But we’re ok depthwise there.

      Oline and TE is a whole nother matter. Agree w u there.

  • 505Bears

    It’s gameday!! Given it is the first preseason game, but who the hell cares?! Gonna start drinking and tailgating when I get home. haha

    • CanadaBear

      Keep in mind it’s a school night! Have one for me!

      • willbest

        Is it? My kids don’t start until next week.

        • CanadaBear

          I’m guessing 505 is not going to school. Some things aren’t always meant literally Wil.

          • 505Bears

            No worries. I’ll down beers in my onesie so I’m ready to go to bed right after

          • MB30SD

            pic please

  • willbest

    Fiance of Miss California wins 21st gold medal…. and MB wonders why I have a cynical view on women.

    other dust ups making headlines this week.

    Simone Bile’s biological grandparents aren’t her parents (pissing off all people in adoptive relationships)

    Kerri Walsh Jennings was “born to have babbies and play volleyball” (pissing off all women with decaying ovaries stuck in dead end jobs and no good breeding prospects)

    Perhaps in the world of perpetually offended NBC should just skip all the human interest stuff. Its not like they don’t have actual events they could be showing.

    • Sactowns#1

      Real talk, how angry are you Will?

      • willbest

        Why would I be angry when something proves me right? Unless, of course, I hate that I am right.

        • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts
          • willbest

            I hadn’t seen that gif outside the somethingawful forums before.

        • Sactowns#1

          I’m glad your near constant state of anger has been validated. lol

          • willbest

            Amusement. Still don’t follow why you think I would be angry.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

            I don’t think you’re angry. If you were, you’d be a Trump voter.

            However, I do think you’re a sympathizer. Kinda like how not all Muslims are terrorists, but many understand the attacks, and some even try to rationalize and defend them.

          • SC Dave

            Dunno… he seems far less angry than Bernie did. At least before he sold out.

          • willbest

            I liked Bernie, assuming he was legit. I didn’t agree with him, and I don’t blame him for selling out after he lost. Then again there is a really good chance he was never legit and just a way for the DNC to placate the likes of Sac. After all, the Dems had plenty of charismatic people they could have run. Corey Booker isn’t any more corrupt than most democrats and would energize minorities. Lizzy Warren and Joe Biden appeal to the young and working class respectively. Yet they cleared the field for Hillary. But you can’t just anoint her, otherwise the Democrats go to constituency for their grass roots army (gullible young white people) won’t get on board.

          • Sactowns#1

            It was all a George Soros conspiracy!!

          • willbest

            You know, I have never once uttered the phrase “it was Soros”. I find it fascinating that your mind goes there, though. Like you have to keep saying it sarcastically in order to convince yourself its not true.

            I will say however the $100 million he spent on the 2008 presidential election did very well for him. His net worth in 2007 was $7 billion by Forbes estimate and is right around $28 billion today. Of course I don’t really cry foul on that, since my networth is up over 3 times what it was in 2007. I probably could have managed quadruple if I devoted more time to buying the dip.

          • MB30SD

            just buy the fucking dip will

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

            No way Bernie was a DNC puppet or device. I think the emails prove that.
            If anything, Bernie made true “progressives” more disenchanted with the Dems.
            Shit, some might even vote for Trump out of spite.

            And I don’t think Bernie “sold out”. Doesn’t seem in his DNA. He’s a bit too old. He’s not Green Day. I think his agenda all along was to at least push Hillary left (in spite of him saying otherwise). I think even Bernie was surprised his movement took off like it did. As a politico accurately observed – the most important thing Bernie did was reveal that Democratic Socialism is no longer something that happens over there in quaint Denmark – but that the it indeed exists in the U.S. and that it can be mobilized.

            Enough so that Hillary is scared that movement might siphon off enough votes to cost her a close election.

          • willbest

            Come on channel your inner Irish or Trac. Those were the e-mails they wanted you to find!

          • Sactowns#1

            Butch, you’re arguing against regurgitated talking points. There is little to no logic being employed here.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

            Who u gonna vote for now, Sac?

            In Cali it wont’ matter cuz we know the Dems are carrying the state.

            Also, if you were in a swing state, would you vote Hillary?

  • willbest

    On Jeff’s pre-season game. Soldier Field sells out every regular season game in roughly 30 minutes. The preseason is the price you pay to ensure you aren’t stuck in that hornets nest. For people with enough disposable income, its worth not having to deal with it to get to see the games you want.

    Me personally, I like going to a game and seeing it live. It definitely gives you a different feel. But you do lose a lot not being at your TV, so I would never commit a season to being at the games

  • Sactowns#1

    Well this is a bummer. I searched all the TV providers here in Sacramento and there is no way to watch the first Bears preseason game. I’ll have to rely on all you Chicago area folks to relay your thoughts to me.

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      Always looking for the next Johnny Bailey.

      #Ditkareference

      • CanadaBear

        He could scoot!

    • Big Mike

      NFL Network replay 11:00 EST. Now you might miss the first 1/2 hour because the live game will be on.

      • Sactowns#1

        Good lookin. I wonder if they will stream it on Roku. NFL network has some cool stuff on there so perhaps. Or I’ll have to go out and watch it over a few beers. Darn.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      wiz1.net. No ads once you get it loaded and up to full screen. Excellent quality.

  • CanadaBear

    Just looked at SI’s top 100 NFL players. The Beloved have two. Both signed as FA’s. McPhee and Trevathan. I thought Long might make the cut.

    • SC Dave

      SI? Ho-hum

    • Big Mike

      Not at RT.

      • CanadaBear

        Agree but he’s at RG this year.

        • Big Mike

          I would say they are evaluating based on last year. Kyle Long is a top 100 player.

  • Doc Nitty

    ‘Tis Gameday, Bitches!

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Game day. Season of Destiny. Rebirth of the Bears D. Thank God football is back.

    • beninnorcal

      Amen to that, Waffle.

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  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    FF Note

    1st PS game, so it’s that time of year again. Fantasy Football!

    Yes, come December when you’ve given up all hope on the beloved, you still have YOUR team to root for and manage. This year we get a whole new batch. Is White worth $100? Will Langford make Forte look like a poor man’s Foster. Will Alshon’s vagina heal long enough to win you some games?

    How about around the league? What unearthed gem will blow up the NFL and carry you to FF Glory?

    So, the set-up is going to be about the same.

    12 team
    2QB (that way Cutty can be relevant).
    1 IR spot
    Flex (HB, TE, WR)
    AUCTION draft (same bat time, channel. During the 3rd Bears P.S. Game)
    Lots of points for long TDs, yds, receptions, throws, etc…

    Two wrinkles I’m thinking of adding.

    1. I might go with 1 QB, and in the flex, you have the option of adding a QB if you want (so flex QB, WR, TE, HB). Some say this is also essentially a two QB format, but depends. Sometimes injuries or byes happen at QB, and you’re left having to trade a good HB for fucking Geno Smith just to not lose tht week and keep up.

    2. Thinking of adding a defensive player (IDP). I’ve never been in a IDP league, so it would be challenging. HOwever, I think it would be kinda cool to be able to draft McPhee, Tre, Floyd, not to mention your fav non-bears studs like Watt, or Kam, Aaron Donald, etc.

    Lemme know if you guys want to do either, or BOTH.

    Anyone that wants in email me.

    toxicgnosis@gmail.com

    I’ll be creating the league in the next couple weeks and will send the invites soon.

    Alright, that is all.

    From your Commish and FF Champ and Overload,

    Butch

    One,

    • MB30SD

      Gorked by Seals

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        I haven’t begun my pun research.
        After watching the Big Short, I kinda wanna go with Goldman Sacks!

        But that seems so 2015

        Kinda wanna do something with Braverman, but that’ll be hard.

        Might go with Brauneker based

        Brock and Roll!

        The Brockantors

        Brock it like it’s hot

        • MB30SD

          “Do they make that for men” would be my BS one

          Alshon’s Bum Hammy?

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

            My Quan!

            Quan Jones Quartely

            (racist!)

          • MB30SD

            meh

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            Ph33r Kong

  • willbest

    Fales to Braverman. 7 catches on 9 targets for 170 yards, 134 after the catch, 3 TDs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYS7aQY1iZI

  • CanadaBear

    Apparently NFL.com doesn’t think much of the Beloved either. #27. Brutal. Of course, the little blurb was some BS about Cutler. And this is the league’s website. Maybe they should cut back on Rog’s salary a little and spend more on the talent at the website.

    • willbest

      Now see if they would have attacked our O-line, no-name RB committee, and soft WRs, and lack of a secondary I could at least go “yeah alright”. But QB… if I were making a list of things that concern me the least this season #1 ILBs. #2 QB1

      • CanadaBear

        Exactly. I have no issue if they think the Bears stink but at least do some analysis.

      • Big Mike

        Running Backs are going to blow away your expectations. Book it. A brand new YR 2 Langsford is better that Year 10 Forte. I said it. Quicker to the hole. Bigger through the hole and faster down the field. BAM. O-line’s going to be better than last year. WRs better than last year. The whole offense will be better than last year, because they won’t be down 2-3 scores all the time. They might even score in the 2nd quarter this year. (or was it the 3rd?)

        Is there a lot to be concerned about. Hell yeah. Is it going to be a great season Hell yeah

        • CanadaBear

          Hallelujah, I’ve seen the light! Really hope you’re right BM. Of course, the flip side is RB’s that can’t catch, TE’s that are ManofMoolah_esque and a short passing game that is non-existent other than bubble screens, with a patched up OL that never gels. Ain’t I a ray of sunshine? I actually think the Beloved will be somewhere in between.

          • Big Mike

            Go away. Langsford has good hands. He dropped a couple key throws last year, but he was known for his hands in college. Fuck the TEs. Give me an extra OT, if they can’t run routes. Bubble screens are remarkably effective with Kevin White over the top.

          • CanadaBear

            22 receptions and 8 drops last year. I’ve read he’s been way better this year in practice but until I see it I’m not believing it. Trust me, I hope you’re right. The Emery/Nessman era took it out of me and last year’s 6-10 didn’t recharge the batteries.

          • Big Mike

            He lined up at WR during spring ball before his senior year. He’s going to be very solid catching the ball this year.

        • willbest

          That seems more than a 6.5 in optimism. I don’t expect to see a massive improvement on the offensive side of the ball. For starters, we took a step back in the OC department. And I am not saying I don’t think the RB’s will do well, its just that Langsford had some awful stats last year so there is definitely some trepidation there. And it isn’t just me, its Pace who went out and drafted Howard, and tried to sign Anderson.

          I think our much improved front 7 however is going to get us those 4-5 games we left on the table. Between that and not having to play 10 games or whatever was last year against playoff teams we should get to 10 wins.

          • CanadaBear

            Holy Crap! Apparently I’m the Gloomy Gus/Negative Nancy in the room.

          • willbest

            No we could suck, I just won’t believe it. I was there in week 14 last year saying there is still 0.0000000162% chance for the Bears to make the playoffs if they win out and 57 other improbable things happen.

          • Big Mike

            Oh stop. It equates to a team with between 8-10 wins based on talent and professional coaching. Last years team was 2 field goals from 8 wins and their defense was horse shit with the two worst LBs in the league. Marcus fuckin Mariani was their #1 receiver, one game. Bennett quit in week 6. We also ended up with a schedule that was one of the top 5 toughest in the league. How did we not get 3-4 wins better than last year?

          • MB30SD

            jeeees mike, jeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!

            Don’t forget that we had to bring out the gimp for at least 3 games.

          • Big Mike

            Oh the list could go on. The secondary had Alan Ball and McManis starting at one point.

          • MB30SD

            (shudder)

            please oh please god… don’t let danny travathan and jerrell freeman not get injured this year.

          • Big Mike
          • willbest

            I said we get 10 wins, but I don’t think it will be because our Offense all of a sudden starts putting 30 points on the board week in and week out. That just isn’t Fox.

          • Big Mike

            Don’t need 30. Need +1. That whole score 30 to win Marc Trestman bullshit almost ruined our franchise. Only reason to score 30 is the defense got some

        • MB30SD

          so much this mike! Love you today!

          • Big Mike

            It’s game day. A lot of you guys think pre-season is a time to not get injured. For Me I think about the guys who won’t make it past tonight. There are young men whose dream will die tonight. But tonight, they get to walk out of the tunnel of an NFL stadium. Guys who have been putting pads for 10-15 years. They are the .01%. I get a bit jacked up for them.

            For whatever reason, the start of pre-season makes me love football (and the Bears) even more. So I tend to be very optimistic at this point in time.

            Also, tonight is the first night of practice where my team can have full contact. Up until now it’s been the shorts and t-shirt olympics. So I’m even more jacked to see what’s in the cupboard for ol Coach Mike.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

            I tell you this much. I don’t miss the hell weeks!

            Much better enjoying it in my throne with some buds.

          • MB30SD

            hell weeks sucked, especially in northern cali in summer. 95 degrees with 98% humidity. brutal.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

            Yeah, I kinda bitch now about the 90 deg heat.

            Then I remember, once opon a time I put on a helmet with plastic cushions and battered my head like a ram into another charging ram in 90 degree heat.

            I remember visiting my cousin (a Linemena) in Texas, and good god, I don’t know how those boys practice in that fucking scorching heat.

          • Big Mike

            August anxiety is real. It’s 100 here (DC area) today with humidity in the 70% range, but no rain.

          • CanadaBear

            It’s 75 with 58% humidity here (the usual this time of year).

          • Big Mike

            That’s October weather in DC. My favorite time of year.

          • MB30SD

            most of those poor fuckers have to practice at like 9 – 12 at night

          • Big Mike

            We’re 8-10.

          • MB30SD

            fuck dat

          • Big Mike

            That makes them a playoff team and next year at this time, prognosticators will be on our knob calling us darkhorse SB contenders.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

            Man. Makes sense. or like 5am or something.

            Our hell weeks were 6am and 6pm. Nice way to keep us from having a fucking life.

          • Doc Nitty

            I know this. Everytime I watch my boys practice and do up downs I think, “Poor, silly bastards” Then again, it’s rarely over 80 here, so they have it pretty easy.

    • Big Mike

      All of these sites are a combination of what happened last year, what’s happened in previous years and the starting QB’s marketability. Packers 3? On what planet. I don’t even think Packer fans think they are 3

      • CanadaBear

        Totally agree but you would think a league website would do better.

        • MB30SD

          why? Everyone sucks the packer’s dick. That will end by the end of this year.

          • Big Mike

            They’re not that good this year, they really aren’t. If they win the division its going to be because Bears, Lions and Vikings sucked. The Packers will get clobbered in the first round. My dream scenario is to win the Division and fuck the Packers in Soldiers and end this decade long nightmare.

          • MB30SD

            in

          • CanadaBear

            It will be interesting to see how Pep, Matthews and Neal play being under the league microscope.

          • Big Mike

            I hope they stayed clean and suck.

          • CanadaBear

            I agree about the general sports media but if it were me running the league I guarantee the website would have a decent staff of writers. It’s all for promo of the league, why wouldn’t they go that route? Don’t get it.

          • MB30SD

            big business is successful despite themselves most of the time.

          • willbest

            I guess the question is how much more money would better content generate? Its better to spend $1 million to make $2 million than, $2 million to make $3.25 million

          • CanadaBear

            As long as it’s coming out of Rog’s salary …

    • Big Mike

      Also.. This. the 2015 NFL.com preseason rankings had the Packers 1st. They finished up 10th. They had the Colts 3rd, they finished 17th. Get this… they had the Cowboys 5. They finished 30th. The Lions were ranked 11th and finished up 20th. The Raiders were ranked 28th at this time last year and finished up 16th. The Redskins were 27th and barely missed being in the top 10, coming in at 11. The Jets were ranked 22 and ended up 12th. The Texans went from 20 to 13. Vikings from 17th to 9th. And the ultimate WTF.. The Panthers went from 15th smack in the middle of the bunch to #1 and to an NFC Championship. BTW, the Broncos were ranked 7th in the pre-season.

      The Redskins pre-season ranking #27 and the Texans #20 both went to the playoffs. Of note. The Skins had the Packers down 11-0. It should have been worse. The skins couldn’t get in with 1st and goal at the 1 and took a FG. They also missed an extra point. Should have been 16-0.

      Moral of the story, pre-season power rankings don’t mean anything.

      • willbest

        In fairness to the Cowboys though they lost Dez, Romo, and two of their RBs

        • Big Mike

          We don’t know what’s going to happen. That’s the whole point. What if the Bears went injury free last year. Would they have been 8-8 and ranked 15 this year?

          • willbest

            But without Cutler getting hurt we wouldn’t have the dubious honor of being the only team to punt every possession.

  • MB30SD
    • willbest

      lol, I was expecting tits. I shouldn’t have been sipping coffee when I clicked on that.

      • MB30SD

        you’re welcome will.

        Tits tomorrow.

  • MB30SD
  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    While I would love to see some White and Floyd, Tre and Freeman, they aren’t gonna play (or at least SHOULDN’T) .

    So realistically, I wanna see what Howard does. How Carey is gonna respond (he’s def auditioning for a job)
    How Bush and Hall look. Who will make plays at S?

    I wanna see if Bronk has potential to develop.
    If Kwiatoski can be Urlacher without the plugs.

    And naturally, Braverman watch!

    Also, the unheralded. Like, did you know that Christian Jones is still on the team? Yup. Maybe a new position will be the solution. Timu and Anderson kinda got thrown under the fire. With another season, can they be solid depth?

    Will we FINALLY get to see what the hoopla is about Fales?

    And the annual Corn Wash finger-crossing.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      And on that note, how the fuck can we watch the game!? I thought Reddit would stream it, but I don’t see anything up so far.

      • willbest

        In Chicago, its listed as being on 32.1 on the broadcast.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

          I’ll see if I can stream channel 32 then (?). Hopefully, shit will start popping soon to kickoff but even my NFLN stream “mysteriously” isn’t working today.

          Edit. Ahh. I think I got a link, but don’t wanna get Jeff in trouble lol

          • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

            #SlingboxPalz

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

            My cuz was my slingbox pal. He worked for DirectTV, so he had ALL the packages. Baseball, basketball, and yes, football (and the nudie ones too).
            Naturally, because the universe is a fuckhead, my cuz didn’t even watch football, or porn for that matter, so I got a slingbox and used it through his account. It wasn’t bad.

            But, of course, fucker has to go and get fired, for, of all things, driving the company van too fast!

            He kept hauling ass everywhere getting tickets, so they terminated him. SMH.

            Thus ended the one glorious season of watching all Bears games like I wasn’t on the moon watching on a 10″ magnovox circa 1972.

          • willbest

            Don’t blame the company, vicarious liability is a bitch.

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

            No, I totally blame my cuz. He got multiple warnings. I’m like, how hard is it NOT to go 90!?
            The odd part is, my cuz isn’t exactly a gearhead. He’s pretty mild mannered. Something about getting behind the wheel though apparently turned him into Tom Cruise in “Days of Thunder”.

          • willbest

            On a related note, I have come to the conclusion that it should be illegal to play “Danger Zone” on the radio.

          • MB30SD

            wah, post that shit yo

          • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)
          • MB30SD

            thattaboy

      • EnderWiggin

        The live streams on reddit will pop up about 10-15 minutes before the game… I hope.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

          That’s what I’m hoping. just don’t like being cockblocked with 10 mins till kick offs.

          I provided a backup link below (after MBs post) just in case.

    • willbest

      Is White still nursing an injury? The kid needs to play. He hasn’t had meaningful football in over 18 months.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        I wonder how they’ll handle him.

        Yes, he def needs to knock off the rust. Also, one of White’s drawbacks is that he basically only played on one side of the field in college with a limited route tree, so the more experience he has going into the season, the better.

        On the other hand, Cutty might only get a series (if that). What’s the point of White developing chemistry with Hoyer or Fales? It’s like practicing with a diff dance partner who’s not gonna be around for the talent show.

        Also, White is a starter. Should we risk him tearing his ACL and retarding his progresion (and our hopes) for some “experience”?

        I guess it’s a risk/reward issue. Fox is conservative, but who knows what that means? Conservative as in he wants to conserve his health? Or in Old school fuck em, they gotta earn it like gladiators.

        • willbest

          I am assuming Cutler will play 2 series, 2 series, 1 half, nothing. White should play 1 half, 1 half, 1 half, nothing.

    • GP portrayed by Eric Roberts

      And, of course, you want to feel the power of Kong

  • MB30SD

    shady, get your ass back here

    • SC Dave

      This. It’s football (pre)season!

  • Bender McLugh

    well fuck me, all I can watch is the goddang skins

  • willbest

    Took my beloved disease vectors out into public a few days ago and they did their job, so no alcohol for me tonight as I nurse a bloody cold in August, but pizza is set to arrive soon and I am excited for my PSH to really shine and show me why they should be starting. Looking at you Braverman.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)
  • willbest

    Peyton took the broncos to the super bowl and retired… I see the announcers need the preseason too

  • willbest

    Freeman sucks!!! Bring out timu or Jones!!!

  • willbest

    Willie!!!

  • Shady

    Callahan Auto Parts, what the hell was that?

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Jeesh. Now we know why POX loaded up on DBs.

  • willbest

    I see the Bears are continuing their fine tradition of turning bad qbs into hall of famers

  • AlbertInTucson

    Ew.

  • willbest

    Thompson!!!

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      He has juice. Thompson and Braverman might squeeze Mariani out.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    1st series recap.

    Doing well on D in 1st and 2nd. Cant stop a nose bleed on 3rd.
    Apparently, opponents can still run freely across the middle. They ran a drag route right in front of Freeman for a first down. He was there, just too slow.
    Fuller showing good “awareness” on containment.
    Will Young looking VERY hungry.
    Callahan got burnt like toast 1 on 1 on zero blitz (that did get home, just a lil late).

    The pressure is there, just not consistent.

    • Shady

      Did the Donks even try to run the ball on that first series?

  • Big Mike

    Bears D looks like there never met

    • SC Dave

      Maybe we need that 30 point per game offense after all.

      • Big Mike

        Nah. Just sorting it out. Couldn’t stop air on 3rd

        • SC Dave

          Was just kidding… it’s frigging preseason

  • willbest

    Goodbye POD

    • SC Dave

      As in Podlesh?

      • willbest

        Patrick O’Donnell

        • SC Dave

          Lol… same difference

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Just. AWFUL.
      He thinks coffin corner is a type of urn.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Opening on O.

    Right off the bat, 3 WR set.

    Alshon didn’t look soft! He kinda looked like Bmarsh dragging a crowd of tacklers.
    Nice quick screen to White. Something safe that he’s used to to start off his career.
    You can tell he wanted to reverse it but realized quickly this is the NFL and they were on him fast. So he just stuck his foot down and arrowed up for a couple.
    Langford sighting.

    Coverage sack to end drive. Bears actually picked up blitz after Cutty audibled. Nice chip block by HB.

  • SC Dave

    Not watching… Panthers on here.

    An inadequate substitute

  • Shady

    Callahan brake pads with redemption.

  • willbest

    There we go, Callahan making amends

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Already have more INTs than all last year!
    Freeman showing those instincts and ball skills! (off a tipped pass)

    • willbest

      Instincts.. Is that awareness that results in positive plays?

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        hopefully, Freeman also made a nice play after allowing a first.
        He seems like one of those guys that’s just always around the ball.

  • BearDown100393

    That O-line…..

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      That was on Cutty. Everyone picked up their blocks, even Langford.

      • BearDown100393

        Got it.

    • willbest

      Cutler didn’t find the open man

      • SC Dave

        Shocking

        • willbest

          I didn’t either they just rushed 6 so there should have been one

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Delayed S blitz gets Cutty.

    Langford picked up his block nicely.

    Cutty is not on top of his game. 2nd time he held on to it too long.

  • Shady

    Jim Miller you are so f’ing brutal…

    “Wade Phillips just out-chessed the Bears.”

    • SC Dave

      Yikes. Echoes of Jerry Glanville

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    General Corn Washington spearing the HB in the backfield.

  • willbest

    Cutler looks 5 years older than the end of last season…. It’s that third kid, going from man to man to zone is a bitch

  • willbest

    White safety huzzah

    • SC Dave

      Just for MB

  • willbest

    Bring out the PSH!

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Terry Williams in. Already looks gased after one play

    • SC Dave

      Lol… I think

    • Irish Sweetness

      I’ll bet it was a hell of a play though!

  • BearDown100393

    Shutdown Hall!

    • willbest

      That second one could easily have been PI, he whacked the receivers helmet before he got his head around

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        No doubt they attacked him a 2nd time cuz he doesn’t turn his head like Neckbrace. Broncs were prolly trying to get that PI.

        Hopefully, Hall cleans that up. But nice of him to react. He was reading the WR.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Need a Hall pass!

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Whitehair playing center.

    • BearDown100393

      Prefer that he stays at his position. Oh well.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        He played OG, OT and C in college. I think he’ll be ok though C is a lot to ask out of a rook.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      He did a shotgun snap no problem. He could be our starting C for the next decade.

      • SC Dave

        Based on our end shotgun snap. Not THAT is prescience.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Hoyer time.

    I know it’s on PS, but three 3 and outs.

    My biggest fear since Gase left.

    Dowell BirdCage Logans

    • Shady

      I hope the only time we see Brian Hoyer taking snaps this year is in preseason and in garbage time blowouts. He’s bad. Like… Jimmy Pickles bad.

      • BearDown100393

        Yeah but he’s “great” and “perfect” in the quarterbacks room. Yikes.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        More wins than losses! Just like Vince Young!

    • willbest

      They don’t use their best plays or call things likely to hurt their players

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        Broncos don’t seem to be having that problem.

    • MB30SD
      • Shady

        It looks like the lovechild of Nathan Lane and Chaz Bono.

  • willbest

    Braverman…. That should have been a return td. We all know you are the second coming of Devin Hester and Jerry rice

  • willbest

    Wow that faked out the cameraman

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      That faked me out!
      Jizz wins academy award.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Whitehair called for holding.
    High snap. Nice throw by Hoyer. Naturally, called back.

  • BearDown100393

    Miller doesn’t even know who is on the field. Grasu?

  • willbest

    Jizz going to be playing with first team next week

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Now we know why the coaches are singing his praises.

      He’s shiffty, and apparently, sneaky.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    3rd sack. Cutty must be rubbing off on Hoyer. Shoulda thrown it away.

    • Shady

      You getting the FF League back up and running again this year?

      • willbest

        Down thread

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        Jes.

        Scroll up/down.

        Gonna get it rolling soon.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    How bad is our O?
    Bears decided to go for it on 4rth and 3 to get off the stink, and they get sacked for like a 10 yd loss.

    #BirdCage

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Floyd working that spin move like Shea.

    • BearDown100393

      It will go over huge in New England.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        I was gonna continue, “and much like Shea, it’s not doing shit.”

  • BearDown100393

    Missed tackles will get you on the cut list.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Timu missed that one.

      The middle of our D looks god awful again.

      • willbest

        It does if Danny and freeman go down

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

          The first team up the middle looked soft as bread too.

          But, it’s still early. Lots of new faces. Prolly still getting in sync.

  • willbest

    Did they narrow the goal posts for the preseason or were they waiting on that?

  • BearDown100393

    Growing Pains

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    It’s strange seeing Christian Jones and Acho playing in PS as backups.

    It’s like seeing a pic of your HS GF who is fat and pimply but at the time she gave it up, so why not?

  • BearDown100393

    Quarterback skid marks all over Soldier Field.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Another sack. 4 and counting.

    • willbest

      Isn’t the record against us that Giants game where they pulled cutler after 9 sacks and he was so frustrated he went to sit down on their bench?

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Carey in. First play. Already yapping at D lol

  • BearDown100393

    4th and long?

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Wow. THAT was horrible. That DE ran through the LT like he wasn’t even there.
    Better pray Leno doesn’t go down.
    And of course, Donelly gets blocked and the Donks score a TD

    • willbest

      Where is the other punter?

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        Dunno if he even suited up.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    “Not a good first half by the Bears”

    Understatement of the early year.

  • willbest

    Braverman getting it done

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      first catch of his HOF career!

      • willbest

        Plus the lateral deflection to carey

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Wow. Nice rebound catch by Carey. Jizz who?

    • BearDown100393

      Awareness

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Carey just keeps grinding away.

    • BearDown100393

      Want to see him play against 1st string though.

  • willbest

    Should have thrown it to braverman

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Ole! Another sack. 5th. This time they ran right by the RG.

    Keep in mind, these pass rushers are prolly 3rd stringers for Donks since they sat Miller and gang.

    • BearDown100393

      Miller sporting Mr. Magoo shades

    • willbest

      $70 mil guarantee means Miller doesn’t see preseason play

  • Shady

    Aaaaand that’s all I can take. Maybe I’ll check back in when they put in Howard.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      At least they didn’t run the INT back for a TD as is the Hoyer norm.

      • Shady

        As Jim Miller would say, I think the offense took two steps forward and one step back.

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

          Thought that was Paula Abdul

  • BearDown100393

    Cornelius calling it a night.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Hope he didn’t get hurt too bad.

  • willbest

    White safety huzzah

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Prosinski, the polish missile.

      • BearDown100393

        Vienna Beef

  • BearDown100393

    “The Broncos have made the best plays of the first half….” FOX broadcasting at its finest.

  • BearDown100393

    Can we sign the Gatorade #20 kid?

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      We should sign up that half time dog. Makes more plays than our O players.

  • willbest

    I know it’s the preseason but my O-line concerns are greater now.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Absolutely. At every level.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Never Fales in!
    Wow. Showed some guts and accuracy throwing a perfect ball to Bellamy knowing he was gonna get drilled.

    Naturally, Bellamy drops it.

    • SC Dave

      Naturally

  • willbest

    Lynch is 3rd on their depth chart?

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Supposedly, Simien has been impressing the Broncos. And we know Sanchize is going to get the start until he starts butt fumbling.

      Paxton looks like he wants to run first.

  • willbest

    Floyd wrapped him. RB still pulled him for 2 yards

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Between that and the spin move, ebony Shea?

      • willbest

        Shea got an offseason Floyd will too but he looks like he needs more muscle

    • SC Dave

      People get pulled two yards by RB often. Your point?

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Nice chase down by Floyd. Surprised he’s still in.
    Corn Wash back, so good to know he’s not inj.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Howard in, Shady.

  • willbest

    Goodbye fales

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      6 sacks. They’ve all looked terrible behind that Oline and Birdcage plan.

      • willbest

        Still you can’t give up a safety to 3rd stringers and expect to jump the #2 or convince the Bears to spend a roster spot on a 3rd qb

        • That Guy

          I can’t decide who to blame the sack on. Fales definitely should have gotten rid of the ball as it wasn’t a quick sack, but that O-lineman totally whiffed on the block. He bit on an absolutely textbook stunt – as soon as the DT went after the OT, the guard needs to keep his eyes open for the DE coming back up the middle. Instead, he just looked lazy.

          His name is Donovan Williams (R – Louisiana). If I’m judging him on that play alone… he’s too slow, physically and mentally. He’s a big guy, but it looks like fat moreso than muscle. I think he’s out of shape and would play better if he she 10-15 pounds.

      • BearDown100393

        What plan?

        • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

          Chuck and duck.

  • BearDown100393

    “You gotta have awareness” Jim Miller

  • willbest

    Why is Floyd getting all this playtime but not white?

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Or even Whitehair, for that matter.
      It is odd.

      But he’s only gonna be a subpackage specialist. Maybe that has something to do with it.

      Also, to see if he can play against grown men while looking like a WR.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Ugh. 12 yds right up the middle, again.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Textbook stack and shed by Ego riding out the HB.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Floyd looks explosive until a fat linemen gets a paw on him.
    He has 2 tackles so far, and drew a holding penalty against O though.

    It’s just hard for me to imagine him dominating at this lvl with that frame.

    He supposedly has violent hands to disengage, and bend, but I haven’t seen either in him tonight.

    • BearDown100393

      Miller has been describing him as though a HOFer.

  • willbest

    Howard looking like a beast

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    7th sack, ole!
    Bears never heard of S blitzes apparently.

    • Blackhawks63

      The talent on the offensive line is weak. That’s the issue.

      • willbest

        No that was on fales

  • willbest

    Carey getting it done on specials

  • Blackhawks63

    Big fan of Pace and Fox, but this team just doesn’t have the talent to win yet. This is a 6 win max team in 2016. And no way Cutler survives behind the offensive line. No way. So Hoyer had better be ready to play games this season.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Wow. Carey coming in like a heat seeking missle as gunner!

    That dude just keeps grinding.

    • Blackhawks63

      Against Denver’s third tier on their depth chart.

  • Big Mike

    Never mind

    • willbest

      You depressed?

      • Big Mike

        Nah. But I should know better to get jacked up about pre season

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Beers and Bears don’t mix!

  • BearDown100393

    Tomorrow’s post – The Argument Against 10-6 ?

    • Blackhawks63

      Looking at 6-10. Need another big draft and development of the youngsters on this roster. Offensive line shapes up to be putrid.

    • beninnorcal

      Settle down, Nancy, it’s preseason. Totally meaningless.

      • willbest

        It’s not to the bubble players that need resume tape.

        • Blackhawks63

          Not many of our bubble players will find employment of any kind when cut. Our depth is not good.

          • willbest

            Neither was our starting o-line going against a Von miller less d

      • Shady

        It doesn’t count, but it’s not meaningless.

        • beninnorcal

          It’s 100% meaningless.

          • Blackhawks63

            The score, yes. The eyeball test and the objective analysis, no.

          • Shady

            OK Jeff.

          • beninnorcal

            This team will win 8 games this year.

          • Shady

            You’re probably right ben. Not sure about you but I feel like 8-8 gets you nowhere. It’s like being stuck in purgatory.

          • beninnorcal

            It’s called rebuilding- still happening. It’s also an improvement over last year. If they’re 8-8 or worse next year, then we can meet up with our torches and pitchforks.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Corn Wash looking dominate vs scrubs.

    • Blackhawks63

      That’s what he does. Looks like Tarzan in preseason games against the dregs of other team’s roster. Then returns to being Jane when games count for real.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        He’s been hurt more often than not.

        • Blackhawks63

          Yeah, that’s it. He doubtful makes the roster on 9 out of 10 NFL teams.

  • willbest

    Fales and Bellamy practice squad bromance

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    I think Braverman has 2 PR for -5 yds.

    Not looking good.

    On the plus side, there’ll be a special on the brown sugar bacon burger to get over the Bear blues.

    • Blackhawks63

      Braverman should not make the roster of any NFL football team. That’s the truth. Fascination with him is emblematic of our talent gap in this team, especially on offense. Rebuilding continues but Braverman is little more than a novelty act. And a distraction.

      • willbest

        You. Don’t piss in my Cheerios

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      All that means is he is not going to the Hall as a put returner.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    The scary part about Howard is that he doesn’t look 230.
    That means he’s a train of man-meat.

    When he lowers his shoulder, the other guy goes backward.

    • SC Dave

      Glad to hear that. I called him our starter by mid-season, and if he can catch the ball and pass block…

    • Irish Sweetness

      I think he’ll be our #1 within weeks. Langford gives you screens, outside stuff, but he’s small – Howard is your bell-cow.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Carey out with concussion for being heat seeking missile as gunner.

    Sucks. He shot in and classic thigh to the head, but at least he wiped out the returner.

    • BearDown100393

      Played well. Hopefully not serious.

    • Shady

      Saw Carey was dazed and off balance after making the tackle.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        Yeah, and you could tell he was trying to fake like he was ok.

        Shit like that makes me believe that Megatron got concussed a lot more than the NFL knew.

  • RenoBear

    Dude. Blackhawks63? Go away man. You aren’t here all off season, then come and dump away like fucking Eeyore about the FIRST PRESEASON GAME. Dude move on. Everyone here knows this team has work to do, Captain Obvious

    • beninnorcal

      Don’t worry, he’ll slink away back into some dark corner after they win a few regular season games.

  • beninnorcal

    For everyone here whining about how terrible they look and how terrible they’ll be this season, settle down. You guys are seriously going to use the FIRST PRESEASON game as a reliable indicator of how this team will look come September? Get outta here with that BS.

    • willbest

      I am saying the concerns I have with the offensive line prior to this game were validated and enhanced by the performance. I will however add I am less concerned about our running back situation.

      • Blackhawks63

        Honestly, this smells like a 6 win team in 2016. There still is quite a lot of developing and acquiring young talent required. More patience is clearly needed.

      • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

        7 sacks, and I’m sure the Donks took their foot off the pedal after seeing how impotent our O was and being up 22-0.

        • AlbertInTucson

          With Von Miller a spectator.

  • Shady

    Did Matt Forte just miss a tackle?

  • Shady

    Corn Wash carted off.

    • BearDown100393

      Probably exhausted.

      • Blackhawks63

        The defensive side of the fooyball’s Braverman. Or in other words a novelty act that has no real business on a NFL roster.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      And thus ends General Corn Wash’s campaign.

      Dude just ALWAYS gets inj. How can you look like a Mortal Combat character and ALWAYS get hurt?

      • Shady

        Fatality.

      • SC Dave

        Overdependence on PEDs comes to mind

        • Irish Sweetness

          And cortisone and pain shots for inflammation. Running around and they can’t feel where the body is naturally warning them of damage and danger.

  • willbest

    please tell me the other punter gets the next game

    • RenoBear

      Bears cut him already. Smdh

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Game mercifully over. What a used tampon of a game the Bears put up.

    And b4 the “it’s only PS” ppl chime in, it’s not as if our backups were playing against their starters.

    The Donkeys had no problem moving the ball with butt fumble Sanchize, some dude name Simeion, and a 3rd string rook, while the Bears couldn’t do shit with Cutty and Hoyer (who is probably better than Sanchez).

    • willbest

      we learned we have zero offensive line depth. I won’t damn the starting 5 just yet. I felt our defense just looked like they haven’t played live ball in 8 months.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Cleanup on aisle 22!”

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    replay on NFLN for the truly masochistic

    • AlbertInTucson

      I am NOT cleaning that mess up.

  • AlbertInTucson

    What a big, steamy pile THAT was.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “We dohn need no STEENKIN’ Slausons.”

    • Irish Sweetness

      So Al, will you be joining me on the small, but currently stable,”Pace Pooched it!” dinghy?

      Slauson may not be the starter they’re after, but he should on the team and EVERYBODY knows it.

  • SC Dave

    Glad I didn’t watch

  • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

    I’ve been saying for a while now that this OL isn’t any better than last year’s. Weird Denver ran so many exotic blitzes in preseason though.

    Just one game though. Most important thing is no key guys got hurt.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Weird, Data? Or just what a clever, strategic defense does? If you shut a team out you can do something right. Fangio will try and do it the other way, for some unexplained and intangible reason, likely non-existent, and he will hold onto it until failure finally drives him from the pros. I’ll have a dollar on that.

      • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

        preseason isn’t about winning or losing. It’s about seeing what you have, avoiding injury, and trying to get everybody on the same page.

        Usually you don’t show exotic looks in the preseason because you don’t want to put that on film until the games matter. Broncos showed a bunch of exotic blitzes. I guess they’re just working on the timing there, and it’s all stuff they’ve done before since the D has been together for a few years, so they’re not as worried about putting it on film.

  • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

    Well, like pulling the peanuts outta the shit and sucking on it. Some “highlights”

    1. Young looked very sharp. Disruptive
    2. So did CornWash, b4 he got hurt – again
    3. Alshon did NOT look hurt. Dragging 4 tacklers a few yds
    4. Already had more INTs in one qrt than all last year
    5. Freeman made a very heads up INT
    6. Hall needs to turn his head, but he held his own in the endzone back to back
    7. Howard looks like a load. Hard to tell with Oline, but looks the part
    8. Carey was scrapping it out. Run here. Deflection catch there. SP team wipe out.
    9. Langford looked solid as a pass blocker
    10. Mariani is like a condom. It’s better than not having sex, but always prefer not to have to use it.

    Shortlist of shit on defcon 1

    1. NEED OLINEMEN. ASAP.
    2. Holy shit that offense looked totally unprepared at every level
    3. NEED A NEW Punter.
    4. Floyd needs to gain power somehow. We’ve seen Shea spin his way out of Chicago already.
    5. If they’re gonna put Whitehair at C, do it already. Don’t dick him around like Long at RT.

    • http://t.co/MsJnMxjrmd ArbyManager#83 (ButchDeadLift)

      Just watched Tress Way nail down a punt on the 1.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Third option on #10 there brother, jus’ sayin’.

      (goes back to feeding twins)

  • Irish Sweetness

    I missed the game. I had a day off and I slept like a mofo. Bitch excuse. I missed the game.@#$%

    (checks score)

    Mmmkay. Under the radar.

  • SC Dave

    Someone else has 22, and we’re left with 0. Ironic.

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