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Terrible. Bears Lose to Jags.

| October 17th, 2016

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This will be the last time this site addresses Sunday’s game. Because it doesn’t deserve much more than that.

  • Cameron Meredith is going to be a real player. It’s obvious. And the Bears, when they re-sign Alshon Jeffery, are going to have an exciting receiving corps in 2017.
  • Hoyer. Jesus. Two major problems with his performance. (1) How do you not at least throw the ball somewhere Alshon can catch it when he’s wide open in the end zone? Anywhere but ten yards over his head and out of bounds? (2) When you have a pocket big enough to fit a dining room set, why not look down the field? Hoyer is backup. And, honestly, a pretty good one. But he’s nothing more.
  • And Hoyer has now loss to two of the worst teams in the league’s in subsequent weeks. 300 yard games are by-and-large useless.
  • Jacoby Glenn can’t play.
  • Willie Young has started playing how the Bears need him to play. But they are getting so little pass rush from their defensive line or opposite Young that their attack has become feast or famine. Basically Willie Young or bust.

  • Ka’Deem Carey looked good. But that drop? Wow.

I’m done. Beaten 17-3 in the fourth quarter, at home, by the Jacksonville Jaguars? This team is lifeless and the reason wears a headset and stands on the sideline. John Fox has had an absolutely miserable first six games and I think it’s fair for Ryan Pace to start asking if he’s got the right guy leading his rebuild.

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  • chitownproud85

    Are we having fun yet?

    • MB30SD

      No

    • EJ

      What makes me even more miserable is the endless chatter about the Bears getting an elite QB in the first round. What makes these media/fan folks think the Bears can coach and/or groom a QB of any ilk at all? They gonna steal Doug P from Philly? Please. The problem starts at the top – and until Chicago can draft other talent (which they haven’t), I don’t even know what to think.

      • EJ

        Weren’t they supposed to be better this year? Oh, wait, they drafted a bust linebacker in the first round, lost McPhee to injury – then got rid of Forte, Bennett, and benched Cutler. Maybe John Fox can suit up and make some plays.

  • Scharfinator

    Who’s the #1 pick?

    • MB30SD

      Ours?

    • willbest

      Why, we trading with Cleveland?

  • SC Dave

    Jeff nailed it on the Hoyer-Jeffery thing. He seems unable to make himself take a chance. Someone wrote early on (perhaps Jeff, and I paraphrase) “Hoyer does not throw many interceptions, they always seem to be pick-6s”. I sure hope he didn’t read that.

    A stat from the announcers was that the Bears offense was (at game start) #2 in the NFL in average yards per play. And 30th in scoring. Wow.

    • DaBearsBlog

      It’s one thing to take few chance. It’s another thing to take none. He takes none. And seems downright uncomfortable when he does. The touchdown throw to Alshon yesterday wouldn’t have been a chance. It was an easy throw for any QB in the league.

      • SC Dave

        I wasn’t disagreeing Jeff. Brian literally seems unable to make himself do it.

  • Joecashflow

    I am scratching my head at this stat. Our D leads the league in least points given up in 6 games, 101, 16.8 ppg. That shows you how anemic our Offense is. Yet we have had 2 90+ yd TD drives. Big plays? We suck at big plays with the Destroyer. We are running up and down the field swinging for field goals that Barf sometimes makes. Recipe for insanity. Welcome to the asylum.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Defense isn’t bad at all and very injured. Offense can’t score.

      • Joecashflow

        I think we’re winning the time of possession, which is helping the D, but not putting points on the board.

      • Johnnywad

        Bears are likely sitting on a three game win streak and even better defensive rankings if Cutler doesn’t injure his thumb. Cutler scores more points than Hoyer.

      • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

        can´t wait for Eddie´s return.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Jacoby Glenn makes a few aggressive mistakes, but he was shutting guys down in pre-season. Josh Gordon for example. Just shut him down. He’ll be fine.

    • BearDown100393

      Preseason has been deemed meaningless.

      • MB30SD

        But it’s irish’ super bowl… do they cancel each other out?

  • Joecashflow

    This Paulsen guy ain’t doing it for me. Dropped pass, another motion penalty, slow feet.

    • CanadaBear

      He doesn’t do it for any Bears fan. JAG.

  • BerwynBomber

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog Floyd was projected by the whole world to go top ten and went top ten. It wasn’t a reach by any means. It may not work out but not a reach.”

    Sure about that? Floyd, I thought, was projected as mid-to-late first round guy. Not a huge reach. But a bit of a reach when you are talking first round.

    • AlbertInTucson

      I thought Floyd was gone on the next pick if the Bears hadnt selected him

      • MB30SD

        Wish that had been the case. Dude suuuucks

      • BerwynBomber

        Maybe. All I remember was looking at a few mocks near the draft and Floyd fell generally between the mid-teens and mid-twenties.

      • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

        Laremy Tunsil…(still sigh)

        • AlbertInTucson

          Tunsil was drafted as a anchor tackle and I BELIEVE they’ve had to move him to guard.

          • The Ghost of Super Bowl XX

            Or move him to RT, don’t believe he could do it worse than Massie does.

  • Max

    Christ that was a shitshow

  • Joecashflow

    Does Cutler start Thursday?

    • MB30SD

      Start what… his media campaign to go to miami?

      • willbest

        I think he ends up in Arizona

        • BerwynBomber

          Or NYJ. I still think he is better than Cousins but WAS might be winning just enough games that they will re-sign Cousins.

          • willbest

            Either way, if I were him I would do everything in my power to make it easy to leave this dumpster fire. The turn around isn’t coming until 2018 at the earliest, and he won’t be part of those plans. He might as well go some place where he will at least get a 5-6 game grace period before people start hating him.

          • BerwynBomber

            Cutty’s rep precedes him but I generally think local fans give him more than enough love. Look at this site itself: Butch, SCD, myself and MB30 are the only Cutty skeptics (and MB30 I believe is new to our ranks). Most others here are Cutty fans. Moreover, I think it took awhile for the honeymoon to end with Jay in CHI (if it ever completely did). He won’t get near the length of one he got here elsewhere — mainly because of age/longer track record — but he’ll get a fair shake. And Cutty’s potential always sucks people in.

            P.S. I’m beginning to think Blake Bortles is headed for a similar career.

          • CanadaBear

            BB Johnny is the only one left of the regs that supports Cutler. I’ve been off him since he threw that pick to the fat guy in Buffalo. That was a couple of years ago.

          • BerwynBomber

            You and I debated this previously. Any Cutty poll conducted here is always very favorable and my guess is a majority would still want him around here next year. And obviously Blogfather and Andrew are major fans.

            My bigger point was that fans for another team will give Cutty a fair shake unless he starts playing poorly.

          • CanadaBear

            I don’t think so. I think the media has poisoned the waters so bad on Cutler no team’s fan base will give him the benefit of the doubt.

      • Punk Captain Unlike Killer Ray

        lol

  • Punk Captain Unlike Killer Ray

    Go read the Elway ESPN piece again

    Fox retired 5 years ago

    • MB30SD

      Yep…. 100%

      • DaBearsBlog

        Don’t like agreeing. But I agree. Tomorrow’s column.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Sigh. And I was so pleased when they went & hired a head coach who’d BEEN an NFL head coach.

          “He went R.O.A.D. on me. Retired On Active Duty” – Major Powers (Everett McGill), HEARTBREAK RIDGE.

          • MB30SD

            Me too al, I thought the exact same thing.

            But alas, major powers was right. So bears. Sigh

    • willbest

      The McCaskey paid 2 head coaches in 2013, 2015, and 2016. I doubt they are going to be particularly interested in adding 2017 and 2018 to that list.

      • Punk Captain Unlike Killer Ray

        Can we bring back Trestman? I mean, we still owe him money.

        I guess we could bring him in again, just to remind people that this isn’t rock bottom. It just feels like it.

  • Sactowns#1

    The D line couldn’t get any pressure in the second half, when they needed it the most. It was completely inept.

    • Sactowns#1

      But really, I cant put this on the D. the offensive play calling stunk. A) When you live by the dink and dunk those passes quickly dry up in the red zone. B) With 3+ minutes left and a run game that’s been working you run the ball zero times?

  • BerwynBomber

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog Have to think this Bears / Packers game will have the least amount of juice in many years. Both fan bases deflated.”

    Agreed. One team (CHI) that might be a tad better than its record. The other (GB) which might be worse than its record.

  • CanadaBear

    3-13 and I have no idea where those 2 wins come from. Everyone was on my ass in PS for being Debbie Downer at 8-8. Fuck me, it turns out I was Mr. Rogers with that prediction. Sitton might not play Thursday. He went out at the end of the game and was limping in the locker room. People are predicting McPhee will play. Even if he does nothing he should get the D jacked up a little bit. Hopefully someone flattens Erin Thursday.

    • Sactowns#1

      Man the Pack looked bad and so did their fans. Their boos were the screams of a spoiled child that’s had its dolly taken away.

    • Bears-4-Ever

      I hear ya Canada! I was tongue lashed for being to negative after preseason and I tried to stay positive, but after Sunday’s blown victory against the Jags it’s hard to even hope for a few more wins at least. Wow…I mean wow…I know it could be worse but it’s hard to stay positive about the remainder of the season. As Jeff mentioned, very high hopes for Meredith. He played very well. BEAR DOWN.

  • BerwynBomber

    New post/thread …

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