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Sunday Column: At 1-3, All Hope for 2017 Season Is Not Lost

| October 1st, 2017

The 2017 Chicago Bears have played four games, all against teams that finished 2016 with a winning record.  It is easily the most difficult four-game stretch of their entire campaign and, at 1-3, they’ve dug themselves a hole. But it’s not an inescapable one. But they can only escape the hole by embracing reality and turning the football over to the future of the franchise.

At home they ranged from respectable to downright terrific, sporting a powerful rushing attack and a tough, improved defense. They should have beaten the defending conference champions and without the use of a professional quarterback, they hung on for dear life to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On the road they were a disaster worthy of J.J. Watt’s charity. The quarterback was an embarrassment and as a result the team was rendered non-competitive.

Now the Mike Glennon Experience must come to its humiliating end. Signing Glennon can be viewed two ways. Many believe GM Ryan Pace committed starter money to the Once & Future Backup in an act of draft-jockeying subterfuge, allowing the Bears to pursue their quarterback of the future (Trubisky, Mitch) without the other thirty-one clubs getting wind of their intentions. Even if you buy that theory, it doesn’t answer one important question: why did they still play Glennon in September when he was so poor all summer?

Other folks, including the author of this piece, believe the Glennon signing to be a grotesque evaluative error. Pace and his pro personnel people believed Glennon was good enough to hold down the starting gig for the entirety of 2017 and win a bunch of games. Remember, the Bears were not guaranteed Trubisky. Two weeks before the draft the Browns were rumored to be considering him with the top pick. Pace thought Glennon was a viable NFL starter. Everything the misshapen signal caller has done since his signing in March has proven him 100% wrong.

[Author’s Note: I can’t tell you how happy I am to wrap up that paragraph and wrap up my Mike Glennon writing career. I took little joy in the last seven months of DBB. And I’ll never understand why the Bears did what they did.]

Hope is not lost for this 2017 season. The Bears still have five division games remaining, including their home tilt with the Packers. Their seven non-divisional opponents? Cincinnati, Cleveland, San Francisco and New Orleans aren’t any good. Baltimore is a week removed from a molestation at the gropy hands Blake Bortles. Carolina can’t play offense. Philly in Philly? That will be a tough one. But does anyone really think it’s impossible for the Bears to go 6-6 over their remaining schedule and creep back to respectability at 7-9?

But they can only do so if they move to Trubisky now. Not in three weeks. Not after the bye. Now. Because two things need to happen the rest of the way:

  • Trubisky needs experience. The new Bears starting quarterback needs a week to prepare as a starter. He needs to take an unnecessary sack and jump back up. He needs to throw two picks and rebound. He needs to have a great game and deal with the Chicago savior hype. He needs to win. He needs to lose. There is just so much that goes into being the quarterback of the Bears. Trubisky has three months to experience all of it.
  • Bears need to win games. The 2017 Bears are far better than the 2016 Bears. Now the players need to see that elevation in talent lead to results.

When Roger Goodell said the name “Mitchell Trubisky” in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the 2017 season became about 2018. Sadly, the Bears decided to punt on the first month of this crucial, transitional season. It must begin in earnest on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings.

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  • Sahr Gborie

    …For where no hope is left, is left no fear. If this team embraces this mentality I fear for the rest of the league

    1. Mike Glennon was a disaster worthy of J.J. Watt’s charity not the Chicago Bears. This team is better than people want to acknowledge and a competent QB…not a good or great one…will prove that.

    2. Pace gave starter money to Glennon as smokescreen to get MT and left Glennon to play because he wanted MT to not have to deal with the pressure of being the savior while learning from someone he thought was competent and could teach MT a few things. In hindsight he should have given that money to Sanchez, Da Destroya or Barkley

    3. MT will make mistakes like any rookie and he will be forgiven because as of right now he has no ceiling

  • BearDown100393

    “I can’t tell you how happy I am to wrap up that paragraph and wrap
    up my Mike Glennon writing career. I took little joy in the last seven
    months of DBB. And I’ll never understand why the Bears did what they
    did.”

    Oh please, this is not the end. How many times was that written about Cutler?

    Giraffe is a Bear because Ryan Pace made him one. This is on Pace. All on Pace. And nobody else but Pace.

    Every shred of criticism regarding Giraffe’s performance should be accompanied by that nugget of truth: Giraffe is Pace’s Frankenstein experiment gone horribly awry.

    And George McCaskey, as largely feared, has proven a complete moron along with the rest of his ignorant backwoods trust fund brethren. His failure is complete double downing on this sad sack show with David Haugh in tow in the Soldier Field parking lot kibitzing with lackey in tow tailgaters.

    The pressure on Mitch Trubisky now should not be dismissed. He must step in, learn from his snaps and show improvement for an organization owned by a family who still knows nothing about football, drafted by a general manager who may or may not think he knows what he is doing and be coached by Fox’s staff who have shown next to no trust in his play.

    Mitch is on his own.

    • CanadaBear

      Drama much?

      • BearDown100393

        Reality check.

  • Joecashflow

    Smoken Jay. 1st and goal from the 4…..INT.

    • ThompsonWay

      I think this was more on the TE then it was on Cutty.

      • SC Dave

        Of course Thompson would think so. Just like Cheesy.

        Any Packer fan would love some more Jay on the Bears.

  • Joecashflow

    Man and I’m pulling for the guy. Threw corner route to inside shoulder, wrong !

    • SF or GTFO

      1st and goal from the 4 and Gase calls an empty set? Fucking brutal.

      Cutty drove them all the way down and they pissed it away. Bad play call and bad throw.

  • BearDown100393

    This London game is a disaster. No sideline relays working and that field looks prepped for high school.

  • SF or GTFO

    The NFL is willing to put teams at a disadvantage by playing in London and Mexico for the sake of profits. That’s sad.

    • Joecashflow

      Disagree. I live overseas. Broadening exposure. People here like it.

      • SF or GTFO

        Broadening exposure doesn’t mean it’s not detrimental to the teams playing.

        • Joecashflow

          Do you have some stats to back that up? They have a choice of taking a bye.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        Outside of LA. People really like it here too. Just ask the fans of teams that lose a home game to London and Mexico.

  • Joecashflow

    Ok, regarding Jeff’s column, assuming The Biscuit starts, with Butt Fumble backup…that’s what should happen, I would be fine with the next 12 games of 2-10, the equivalent of P Manning rookie season, followed by 13-3, BTW in Manning #2 season. Happy with that, if I see the althleticism I saw pre-season to avoid the sack, and make smart throws. Manning got the shit sacked out of him. With our O-line and Biscuits pocket awareness, I see less problem than the first 4 God damn games ! Go Biscuit! Prediction next 12 : 4-8. No WRs, unless Tru can make perfume out of a pig.

    • SC Dave

      Our utter lack of WRs is a problem. But in theory, we have two TE with great hands (miller, Shaheen) and a third (Sims) supposedly “better than people think”.

      Use. Them.

  • Joecashflow

    Geez, no score, no FGs even yet. 5 minutes, 2nd Qtr. Surprising with 2 gunslingers.

    • SF or GTFO

      Refs ruining this game. The holding penalties, pick penalties, etc negate every big play for both teams.

  • SF or GTFO

    That was not a pick, NFL is a shit show. Have to turn it off.

    • King of DBB

      Why does Jay have the special needs child haircut?

      • SF or GTFO

        Stylist going through “some shit” at the moment.

      • Joecashflow

        Sideburns gone grey from all those Packer games

      • BearDown100393

        Why did he wear eyeliner in a magazine?

  • King of DBB

    No scoring – tons of flags. WTG NFL, acquit the game to the Limeys.

    “There’s more scoring at a bloody Leeds match.”

  • Joecashflow

    Every big play coming back.

  • SF or GTFO

    When you need a separate announcer to explain penalties it’s a problem.

    • SC Dave

      When your team scores zero points, it’s a problem.

      ReplyAnd should have been twice in a row, except for the ULTIMATE garbage time stat, a TD at the end of a game you lost 20-6

  • Joecashflow

    2 undisciplined teams…besides da Bears

  • Joecashflow

    The best thing this half is my 21 year old scotch. It’s almost 10 pm here, btw.

    • SF or GTFO

      I’d imagine you need it watching this BS. When the announcers are disgusted you know it’s bad.

  • Joecashflow

    I expect Gase to kick some ass at half

    • SF or GTFO

      A flag will appear out of nowhere while he’s chewing players out.

  • Anthony Shifflett

    Let’s hope we start winning…

    • King of DBB

      Yes Tony. Let’s.

  • Joecashflow

    What was that , a 1 yd Cutler pass on 3rd?

    • SF or GTFO

      Designed screen

  • Joecashflow

    Way to go fins. Give Brees the ball at the 50 .

  • Joecashflow

    All short stuff. I don’t recall a +20 yd throw by either QB. That’s some shit FB.

    • SF or GTFO

      Neither offense can get any continuity going. Can’t just bomb it.

    • BearDown100393

      Nobody wants to play in London.

  • Joecashflow

    That INT was Cutler fault regardless of the set. He threw where WR didn’t have a chance to even defend the throw. And then he bitches on sideline.

    • SF or GTFO

      You don’t even know what he was referring to.

      • Joecashflow

        Nope you’re right. He threw a bad INT and bitched about something.

  • Joecashflow

    Can’t wait for Trubisky start !

  • BearDown100393

    Miami offense a hot mess.

  • SF or GTFO

    Dolphins run game couldn’t get a fucking inch. An inch

  • SF or GTFO

    Gase, get a fucking inch.

  • Joecashflow

    Ajai hit his tackle not the hole. Difference = first down. It was there

    • SC Dave

      I love having Howard in our team

  • Joecashflow

    Anyway, all,I got to say is Jeez Cutler ! Where is your passing game ? Score some fucking pts !

    • SF or GTFO

      Joe, the dolphins can’t stop anyone and cant get several inches with Jay Ajayi. something is wrong.

      • Joecashflow

        Ajayi is the real deal. If Cutler can’t get the passing game going he will find a place on the bench in a game or two and then exit stage left to broadcasting booth.

        • SF or GTFO

          Joe, they got 18 yds rushing last week. Today they are averaging about 2yds a carry and couldn’t get 1 inch to get a first down on a much needed drive.

  • SF or GTFO

    If the dolphins coaching staff can’t find a way to use Landry, still, Parker and Thomas and cannot get one inch with their run game people will start losing confidence in the team.

  • Joecashflow

    This is total crap,against a terrible D.

  • SF or GTFO

    I guarantee you that saints get this 3rd and 11 right now.

  • BearDown100393

    Brees is being wasted on this team. What a shame.

  • SF or GTFO

    Haha, another 3rd and long conversion. No pass rush. Check down first down.

  • SF or GTFO

    Game is over.

  • SF or GTFO

    Every saints drive is 7 minutes. Gase honeymoon about to end in Miami.

    • Joecashflow

      I think he’ll be around. Pretty good young coach. Game smart too.

      • SF or GTFO

        No pass rush with suh, timmons and cam wake? That’s weird.

  • BearDown100393

    That field is piss poor. Players covered in paint.

  • Joecashflow

    Cutler putting up Gannon type yds. That gets you a zero.

    • SF or GTFO

      Joe, are you watching this? The dolphins D could not jump on a 15 yd fumble and just let them back in field goal range. Haha, why are you even talking about Cutler right now?

      If this was a Bears game we’d be going crazy right now.

      • Joecashflow

        Because I’m looking at 120 yds passing by Cutler with 13 minutes left in the game? And drinking the 21 year old scotch!

        • SF or GTFO

          Joe, they can’t even get 1 inch to sustain drives. They can’t run the ball this year and they refuse to push the ball to their TE or any WRs. When they do it gets called back.

          The D has given up multiple 80yd scoring drives and multiple 3rd and longs.

          • Cuck Cooper

            Lol. Yonny….it’s over. Mmmkay!

  • SF or GTFO

    They can’t even get that fumble? Haha, I cannot support this trash. Oh Miami, at least you have boobies and Jai lai.

  • Joecashflow

    108 passing yds. Which game you watching ?

    • SF or GTFO

      They ran 4 plays in the 3rd quarter.

  • Joecashflow

    106 yds and holding.

  • Joecashflow

    Sack fumble, Fins got it back. 3rd and 20. Is this the Bears?

    • AlbertInTucson

      No. The Bears don’t get the fumble back.

  • Joecashflow

    I really really wanted Cutler and the Fins to show me something. This is going to be a donut.

  • SF or GTFO

    Man, these guys love giving up first down after contact

  • SF or GTFO

    First sack with 3min to go.

  • SF or GTFO

    After watching this Dolphins team it makes me appreciate our D and run game all the more.

  • Joecashflow

    Looking forward to Bears vs Saints 10/29.

  • SF or GTFO

    Gase should just let Cutler play street ball with his receivers.
    TE got his first ctach of the day down 20

    • Cuck Cooper

      Cutler helped Gase the Miami job, now it seems he may help lose Gase the job. The Shula Family ain’the gonna be happy. Payback’s a bitch ain’t it?

      Lol. All in good fun Yonny.

      • SF or GTFO

        I take it you didn’t watch. Their D is Bears 2014. Their run game is impotent and they have no rhyme or reason to their pass game.

        Its going to be a touch season to be a fins fan. Glennon can be fixed by replacing him. Fins have no heart and that’s harder to replace.

        • SC Dave

          Well, the excuses are the same as 2014 at least.

      • BearDown100393

        The winner is Ryan Tannehill.

        • SF or GTFO

          How do you have 1 sack with Suh, Branch, Wake, timmons on your team?
          Man, that team sucks. There’s going to be a shakeup. Their DBs blow. Make ours look semi competent.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Gase is a bag of dicks.

  • King of DBB

    Cutler is awful

  • willbest

    Wait, there is a team that made the Saints D look competent?

  • beninnorcal

    Who are the Dolphins playing and why don’t I see it anywhere on Sunday ticket?

    • SF or GTFO

      They got stomped in London.

    • Scharfinator

      Saints in London. Game is over

      • AlbertInTucson

        An “Instant Classic”!

        Not.

  • BearDown100393

    Lions – Vikings proving to be well coached and motivated on both sidelines.

    • BerwynBomber

      It is but I hate fucking dome stadiums.

      Tear those roofs off, MIN and DET.

  • AlbertInTucson

    R.I.P “TV’s Big Dealer”, Monty Hall (96).

    • SC Dave

      96… way to kick ass, dude!

  • SF or GTFO

    What day will Mitch be named the starter?

    • BerwynBomber

      Tuesday

      • dunno. Fox may try to ‘surprise’ the queens.

        He’s an idiot, and idiot’s always assume everyone else is also an idiot

    • BearDown100393

      2019

  • BerwynBomber

    Mr. Breeze. So impressed with that guy. Pushing 40 and still HoF elite.

    Btw, is NO’s D finally coming to life? First two games of the year looked like same old Saints D. But the last two games they’ve been tough. Then again, might have been the competition.

    Which brings us to MIA and Gase/Cutty. Still early but seems like they’re struggling. Gase is damn good, young coach — IMV at least. But I always wondered about the long-term sustainability of Cutty as a game manager type QB. Cutler, though, brings a whole lot of damned if you do/damned if you don’t decisions for a coaching staff.

    Given Jay’s skill set (and flaws), I always felt the best template for him would have been Rivers. Or at least Rivers Lite. Or for that matter even Favre Lite. In other words, be a high production/high TO guy. You know, maybe 34 TDs, 19 INTs, 4500 yards, etc. Problem is Jay just never produced like that.

    Ah well. They still have a lot of talent in MIA. Wouldn’t be surprised if they pulled it together. But I thought their O would be better.

    • SF or GTFO

      They are a run first team and for the second week in a row they’ve been punked in the run game.
      They’ve also ignored the TE and moving the pocket in favor of that read option play.
      Their D simply cannot get off of the field whether it be 3rd and 1 or 3rd and 15.
      Cutler has lost zip on the fastball and Gase is over thinking everything especially with 1st and goal from the 4. An empty set? Really?

      • BerwynBomber

        But the D only gave up 20 points. That is generally top half of the league stuff in terms of points allowed.

        It is their O. They’ve only scored six points the last two games. Tough to win 3-0 games.

        • SF or GTFO

          Watch the game

          • BerwynBomber

            Plan to. Gonna do the NFL Gamepass seven day trial thing.

          • SF or GTFO

            I don’t recommend it. No live games, no local games no national games

          • BerwynBomber

            Yeah, I seven-day trialed it before. Don’t plan on purchasing it.

        • SC Dave

          Twice in a row, Miami got KILLED with the other team scoring 20 points

  • BerwynBomber

    I suspect we will be hearing from Sac in the next 24 hours. Watson is playing pretty well against TEN.

  • SF or GTFO

    Dalvin cook Done. Patellar tendon?

  • That Guy

    Jay, never change.

    https://twitter.com/xmasape/status/914486718815928320

    Cutler really selling his role in the Wildcat at the bottom of the screen pic.twitter.com/WgHxXvxlHL— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 1, 2017

  • “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of glennon, a glennon of heaven..” – Satan, Paradise Lost

  • wth happend to the Pat’s D?

    They have all the talent in the world.

    So much for the Matt Patricia bandwagon

    • willbest

      They lost Hightower

    • SC Dave

      Cam Newton had a good game. First time in a while

  • willbest

    And it looks like Matt ryan is mortal without Julio and Sanu

    • BerwynBomber

      Yeah, I’m still not sold on Ryan as elite. He is definitely above average. But he has only been elite for one year his entire career. But so long as his weapons are healthy they will be, with DAL, the NFC team to beat.

  • willbest

    Carolina blowing up the Pats, Bengals offense going nuts. Rams going toe to toe with Dallas. Jets somehow not tanking… Houston running up 40+ points. Bizzaro NFL

    • Bears still suck. One constant to anchor reality to

    • BerwynBomber

      Pats are the most surprising. CAR’s record is decent but Newton has kinda looked like shit even when they won. Thought the Pats would take it to them. Even in CAR.

  • It’s amazing how much better Goff looks without Fox, I mean, Fisher.

    He looked like Ponder last year.

    He looks like a real QB this season

    • BerwynBomber

      The Sean McVay effect. The dude was Cousin’s OC the entire time Cousins has started in WAS. Figured if he could make Cousins into a high-rated efficiency guy he could make Goff look decent.

  • FF

    Deum Sac is teabagging Waffle in FF 125-59

    here’s a reenactment

  • EnderWiggin

    That Bills D really gets after the ball.

  • EnderWiggin

    Are we rooting for Minn or Detroit?

    • BerwynBomber

      Well, if you still have dreams of the Bears wining the division, you’d root for MIN.

      DET looks like the best team in the NFCN this year. Remember, they were a cunt hair from beating ATL.

  • King of DBB

    Son of Bum teabags Jerry’s boys

  • Jets 2-2.

    • willbest

      Joshy football

  • EnderWiggin

    Too bad we don’t play @Giants instead of @ Eagles this year.

  • willbest

    Art Rooney II might have been all diplomatic in his public address but its clear Tomlin got read the riot act. Steelers stood and didn’t lock arms today.

    • Cuck Cooper

      Dude, wake up! Nothing happens in the NFL without prior approval, nothing. Got it!

      Ahem… you may now return to your normal bro-gramming.

    • SC Dave

      They said last week they weren’t doing it. When Villanueva said he felt bad for throwing his teammates under the bus for respecting the flag, it woke some people up

  • willbest

    Bummer about cook. You hate to see that sort of thing. A high 2nd rounder so he got himself some money, but he is going to need a solid recovery in order to be effective again.

    On the flip side, I am not bummed at all about the Vikings losing a key weapon against the Trubisky lead Bears on MNF.

    • BerwynBomber

      Yeah, injuries suck. No matter who it is.

      But yes, certainly weakens the MIN O.

  • RedBulls83

    Lets hope we hear good news early next week that Trubisky will be the starter. If it’s Glennon (or even Sanchez), I’ll firmly believe that Fox is just a lame duck coach this year, and that Pace is calling the shots.

    • BerwynBomber

      I could live with Sanchize if it’s only a couple of games. (Unless he freak out and starts impersonating McCown circa 2013.)

      But I don’t care to EVER see Glennon take another snap as a Bear. Even as a back-up. He should be demoted to third string, effective immediately.

      • Johnnywad

        Wouldn’t it be rare to see the 3rd string quarterback leap frog the 2nd? Gotta think if they make a switch they go with Trubisky. But who the hell knows.

        • BerwynBomber

          Of course. I was only stating I could live with Sanchize for a game or two. But I NEVER wish to see Glennon again.

  • BearDown100393

    Vegas Raiders season is ovah.

    • willbest

      Rumor last week was the O-line was pissed that Carr didn’t kneel and so they are taking a dive.

      • EnderWiggin

        Gimmie a break.

      • Johnnywad

        What a giant crock of shit

      • AlbertInTucson

        That is “Make it up for a Facebook Meme” crap.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Another fake Video post had Pete Carroll cheering on his team while they burned an American Flag in their locker room.

  • BearDown100393

    Raiders being Raiders. 4th and 11 – sacked and give up another 15 yards for shoving the football at a Bronco.

  • BerwynBomber

    Romo reminds me a bit of Gruden. Excellent at the Xs and Os stuff (though Gruden is still the best) but oversells the excitement and announcer shtick. Collingsworth is guilty a little of that too, but he is more natural about it than Gruden or Romo.

    Aikman is the most old-school. The most even keel of the 1st team analysts. Rarely oversells and is pretty discriminate about raising his voice.

    • SC Dave

      Collingsworth is a cunt. Sorry, but I have no other word.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Romo is brand new. He could still settle down.

  • willbest

    If you would have told me that the LA Rams would be leading the NFCW after week 4, I would have asked you to pass the good stuff.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Or, The Pats 2-2 including 2 losses at home?

      Or, The J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS JETS at 2-2?

      Or, the Bills leading the AFC East at 3-1.?

    • CanadaBear

      Come out to Vancouver Island and I’ll pass ya the good stuff!

  • SC Dave

    We, at least something good happened this week… i.e. Cheatriots lost.

    So much the better since it was the Panthers.

    Well, LSU losing at home to Troy was good too.

  • madscout12

    Da destroya lighting it up in OT. Mean drive 16 play drive…and then he launches one in the 4th row. Gould sighting.

    • madscout12

      And that’s what being a wuss gets you. An L in OT when you couldn’t punch it in.

      And in all probability, me a loss in FF with that Fitz last second TD

      • SC Dave

        lol. So your problem with is your fantasy team will lose?

        gawd that shit is so lame

      • AlbertInTucson

        Fitz turned out to be icing on my cake but I own Dalvin Cook.

        Torn ACL.

        Another non-contact.

    • AlbertInTucson

      He also went 3 of 11 in the 4th quarter.

  • BearDown100393

    “Tweets are not reports.”

    Unless from the White House

  • madscout12

    This hawks colts game will be a bloodbath…for each QB. Colts C already down.

    • willbest

      Colts getting themselves into a hole

  • willbest

    I am surprised Gore is still playing

    • AlbertInTucson

      Gore is 34.

      That’s about 70, in “Running Back Years”.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Richard Sherman?

    Holding?

    I’m SHOCKED!

    • CanadaBear

      They called it before they realized it was Sherman.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Either that or, after all the flags and the fine last week, he’s put a bulls-eye on his back.

        • CanadaBear

          Let’s hope.

  • AlbertInTucson

    ANOTHER crappy spot.

    • AlbertInTucson

      But, if it goes against Seattle, fine by me.

    • BerwynBomber

      Very crappy.

      Never been a huge fan of the “furthest offensive position possible” of forward progress. Would like to see something in between. If you hit a guy hard enough to send him two yards back then at least spot it a yard from where contact is first made.

      Goal line spots are completely different, of course. But those should be the exception. Not first down markers.

      • CanadaBear

        That’s why I think DT got a bit of the shaft. When the OLmen start pushing the pile after a whistle should have been blown, I get why the D guys are so frustrated.

        Not to mention, I think defensive players get really frustrated with Erin doing all that bitch stuff like drawing people off side, rushing plays to get a 12 man penalty and lobbying the refs on every play that isn’t successful. He’s already as good as anyone in the game and all that other BS has to piss guys off.

        • BerwynBomber

          DT had nothing to do with a spot. Nor a lack of whistle.

          He lowered his head and went for the head.

          Peyton actually did most of that stuff before Rodgers.

          I don’t know. Every QB in the league tries to draw guys off-side. And I assume all would attempt the 12 men on the field stuff if the game was that slow to them.

          And the forward progress spots have been going on for decades — well before Rodgers.

          • CanadaBear

            You’re probably right, I just didn’t see those guys as much as Erin. I get the drawing offside but the 12 man thing seems new. I was kinda shocked when Erin was mouthing off to Hicks the other night. I hope Hicks remembers that for the next few encounters.

  • AlbertInTucson

    No, you do NOT go for 2 this early!

    • BerwynBomber

      Yeah I hate early point-chasing.

      • AlbertInTucson

        2nd quarter is TRULY stupid.

    • willbest

      I don’t know why they didn’t go for to at 14-10 though. Get yourself up a pair of FGs

      • AlbertInTucson

        Still way too early.

        I think that would just be compounding the issue at that point in time.

  • AlbertInTucson

    SMH.

    Idiotic, Pagano.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Is that Jonathan Bostic out there for the Dolts?

    • AlbertInTucson

      Sonafagun.

    • BearDown100393

      Just referred as the leader of the defense

    • CanadaBear

      He makes a lot of plays, 5 yards past the LOS.

  • AlbertInTucson

    OBVIOUS hold on 75 Seattle.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Cheater’s proof.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Never realized Brissett was 6 4.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Good.

    “Still”the Seattle crowd.

    I’m tired of hearing about them.

  • BerwynBomber

    So Jeff and Greg Gabriel are buddies now? Thought they had a Twitter divorce.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Innate Sense”

    “Quarterbacks either have that, or they don’t.” – Chris Collinsworth

    Mike Glennon “Don’t”.

    • BearDown100393

      Collinsworth lacks an innate sense to eat from the tallest branch.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Wouldn’t it be so funny if Belicheat kept the WRONG future QB?

    • Johnnywad

      The universe always finds balance

  • AlbertInTucson

    Blair Walsh strikes, again!

    LOL.

    • BerwynBomber

      Didn’t he start out as pure money his first few years in MIN?

      • AlbertInTucson

        Yes, he did, but he’s never gotten past that infamous playoff shank vs. Seattle.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Not just a game winning kick, Chris.

    A game winning chip-shot.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Duh.

  • AlbertInTucson

    An Eddie Lacy sighting!

    • AlbertInTucson

      Aaand, back to the bench.

  • AlbertInTucson

    95 for the Colts is putting on a show.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Shit show, that is.

  • BerwynBomber

    Colts got away with some obvious PI on second down.

    Wilson makes it moot the next play.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Every scoring play is reviewed.

    Every POTENTIAL scoring play should also be reviewed as well.

    Much as I love seeing Pete Carroll get screwed, that rule needs changing.

    • BearDown100393

      Anytime the ball crosses the goal line, review the play.

      Ends “on the field call”. Saves sideline heart attacks. Throws Vegas another bone.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Won’t happen, of course, because it makes too much sense.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Normally I would say this is still too early to go for 2, but not with Walsh kicking.

    • AlbertInTucson

      And this makes Pagano going for 2 when he did look even dumber.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Malik Hooker’s third interception of the season ladies and gents.

    • BearDown100393

      Pass on Hooker
      – Ryan Pace, 2017 NFL Draft

    • willbest

      Is it going to win his team the game?

      QBs >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> everybody else

  • BearDown100393

    Time for Al to retire. No way Lacy could run that fast.

  • BerwynBomber

    Helluva play by Wilson.

    • he’s just as accurate as Vadgers on the run.

      • BerwynBomber

        Agree. And they both have best pocket mobility. By far.

  • BerwynBomber

    Carroll should not have had Carson still in the game.

    That said, no team in the league pulls their starters as quickly as they should. Don’t even know if Belichick is ahead of the curve on that one.

  • AlbertInTucson

    The Vikings have to feel snakebitten.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      they should trade for AP.

    • Bradford looked like he took the next step. Naturally, he hurt himself going up that step.

      Curious to see how that all shakes out esp with Bridgewater.

      Keenum didn’t look shabby either, and he absolutely looked horrendous on the Fisher rams.

      • willbest

        Jim Bob Cooter needs to be the Bears HC next year.

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