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Audibles From the Long Snapper: Jahns, Hoge, Trubisky & Coats!

| October 24th, 2017

A Few Jahns Takeaways

AJ After Dark knocked out his 14 Takeaways Monday afternoon and the final three stood out to me:

12. I also only counted two play-action plays — one being Trubisky’s overturned touchdown run and the other resulting in a sack in the third quarter.

Bears have to throw on early downs. It doesn’t matter how they do it but they can’t keep running into run looks and expecting better results.

13. Running back Tarik Cohen was on the field for only seven offensive snaps. He dropped two passes to go with his 70-yard reception and a 10-yard catch that was negated by a penalty.

If Bears are not going to play Kendall Wright, Cohen has to become the centerpiece of the outside passing game. Treat him like a wide receiver if you must. But keep him on the field.

14. Despite the offensive struggles, there is a positive vibe around the Bears. Players know Trubisky will get better; defense can be special.

I do worry how much Mitch Trubisky will develop and improve if he’s not given a chance to take part the game outside of special occasions.


Gameday Tweet That Cracked Me Up


Trubisky “Embarrassed”?

Adam Hoge of WGN writes about Trubisky’s response to only throwing seven passes, even while the team registered a second straight win:

Eventually they will have to. Eventually the Bears won’t have a lead because of defensive touchdowns. Eventually Trubisky is going to be behind and have to throw the football.

“Obviously he wants to play elite,” Miller said about his rookie quarterback. “I don’t think he ever wants to throw the ball seven times in one game.”

Trubisky almost seemed embarrassed that his defense had to carry so much of the load.

“We didn’t score as an offense and the defense carried us so we kind of felt salty that we couldn’t help out more than we did,” he said.

Asked if he had ever won a game with just four completions, Trubisky said: “First time. So it feels good.”

The answer was as convincing as a John Fox injury report. Clearly Trubisky wasn’t satisfied with the win.

“We just have to get better in the pass game, and that falls on me,” he said. “I’ll be on the receivers and tight ends this week to continue to perfect our timing and routes. However, it mostly falls on me, so I just have to get better.”

Teammates will love this kid’s accountability. But what I especially don’t like about Trubisky throwing 7 passes is the scrutiny each of those throws receives. Every QB is gonna throw a handful of bad passes a game. When you only throw it 7 times, you can’t.


Coat Drive!

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Links!

  • Rich Campbell did a nice job in the Tribune breaking down how the Bears rebuilt the defense in three years. Amazing how many fans have forgotten how bad the unit was just three seasons ago.
  • Good tidbit from Moon Mullin’s game story: “…No Bears opponent has been below .500 at the time they faced the Bears (Atlanta and Tampa Bay hadn’t played before they faced the Bears). This was not only the Bears’ third win; it was their third win over a team with a winning record (Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Carolina) at the time the Bears faced them.”
  • How did Panthers media respond to Sunday’s game? Not well. Here is our friend Scott Fowler’s reaction in the Charlotte Observer.
  • Headline says it all for this Andy Benoit piece for SI: “The Bears Are Everything a Modern NFL Team Isn’t Supposed to Be . . . and They’re on a Winning Streak”.
  • GM Ryan Pace was on WBBM radio prior to the Panthers game. Sounds an awful lot like someone who is on board with the current offensive approach.

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  • Irish Sweetness

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    • SC Dave

      1. Good.

      2. I doubt it. He has a chance to be an important cog of the best defense in the NFC, if not the league.

      3. Chris Johnson is washed up, no upgrade over Jeremy Langford who we thankfully cut, and should not be employed as a Bear.
      https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/J/JohnCh04.htm

    • Scharfinator

      I think it depends how butthurt Fuller is about it. He’s certainly come to play this year and if he keeps lighting it up, he may realize he needed the tough love. Hard to say.

      As for Martavis… if we thought we could keep him under control, I’d be all over it. Get him for cheaps.

      • SC Dave

        I suppose. Were it me, I’d get over it for a chance to play on a *dominant* defense in a city that makes heroes of the men that do it.

      • Irish Sweetness

        He has baggage for sure .. but can we afford not to have a go-up-and-get-it guy?

        And this is where Pace’s over-analysing and reaching on the draft has us already short of picks next year.

        What does Martavis cost us in a trade?

        • Scharfinator

          IIRC, We’re past the trade deadline, aren’t we?

          • CanadaBear

            October 31st.

        • Bear Instincts

          Marshall was go up and get it guy who was a cancer for the locker room. Not worthy it. This guy would be a negative influence on MT10. If he is mouthing off at a HOF QB like Big Ben think of how he would treat MT10.

          Its only over-analysis when the pick/trade does not work out. 2 our of 3 in the first round is not bad: White, Floyd, Trubisky.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Top corners cost bundles though.

      • Bear Instincts

        Pace got rid of Marshall for acting up…why would he get a lesser version of Marshall by bringing in Bryant?

        • Scharfinator

          I think it was more Fox, but that is a fair point either way.

      • BerwynBomber

        I would be surprised if Fuller stays. Although money talks and walks, of course. But he seems like a guy who would harbor resentment.

        And let’s not forget Fuller played damn well his rookie year. In other words, he played well under a DC beside Fangio. Hence, he may not be that in love with the necessity of Fangio’s tough love.

    • Bear Instincts

      Bryant can keep his brand of crazy with the Steeler’s

      We can keep Fuller so long as we show him the money. Pace will reward him for playing balls out unlike AJ.

      • BerwynBomber

        Pace might reward Fuller but it won’t be for that reason. It will be because of production and not wishing to find his replacement.

        If you truly believe that Fuller dogged it last year — and I’m not sure that he did — then why would you think he would not dog it again after he gets paid?

        I’m with Irish on this one. I think it’s most likely that he leaves. Too much bad blood after Fangio went public last year.

        • Bear Instincts

          based on his rookies season and what he has done so far this year I side will Fuller that he was hurt last year. Hopefully Pace sees it that way too. Fuller seems to have had a change in personality. Just look at him trash talking Cam.

          Every player wants to prove that they are the best. I don’t see Fuller crapping the best after being paid. Hopefully he wants to prove that he is worth the money I hope they pay him. Look at the dominant performance of Hicks since being paid. Lets hope that rubs off on Fuller.

          • BerwynBomber

            But Fuller can do that elsewhere. I suspect the well is too poisoned between him and Fangio.

          • Bear Instincts

            Lets hope not

          • CanadaBear

            Sometimes guys need a kick in the ass. Who knows how Fuller feels about it? I’m sure he was pissed at the time but people get over stuff like this.

          • Irish Sweetness

            How many guys can turn around and go: “You know what Vic? Yes, you publicly humiliated me and I hated you for that … but … I really saw the error of my ways and I’d like to give our relationship a second chance and just wipe the slate clean .. hey, buddy? Can we do that?”

            (Kyle and Vic embrace, turn and walk into a crimson sunset laughing)

            Is that Kyle Fuller? Is that ANY prima-donna spoiled professional athlete?

          • CanadaBear

            Have you ever had someone in authority call you out? I have. If it’s warranted, it’s a pisser but be honest with yourself and take it. Use it for motivation.

          • BerwynBomber

            I suspect Fuller’s chief motivation is his pending first veteran contract. If there is any Fangio motivation I think it would be on the side of what Irish is claiming. A big FU.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Another reason to part ways with Fangio. It might cost us Fuller. I’d can him for other things .. but if it jeopardizes Fuller being a Bear .. I’d do it now.

          • BerwynBomber

            I disagree with you there. I like Fangio. But he should have kept his damn mouth shut about Fuller. That’s not something you air to the press.

      • Irish Sweetness

        What, you want a balanced Mormon at receiver? This is the NFL.

    • BerwynBomber

      My take on Fuller too. And as much as I’ve always been in his corner, I’m not unconvinced this rebound year isn’t being motivated by the idea of initial veteran contract money. But yeah, I can’t imagine him being a big fan of Vic Fangio.

      Btw, I thought what Fangio did was stupid. Said so at the time and still believe so. Not saying his assessment was inaccurate. But thought it breached protocol.

      • SC Dave

        Ditka did it all the time, and people seem to still love him.

        • BerwynBomber

          No doubt. So did Parcells. But a) different era/different athletes. And b) I don’t know if their players enjoyed it either.

        • Irish Sweetness

          When did Ditka call people out? I have the exact opposite take on that. He kept it under wraps, because he was a HOF stud himself. If you mean shouting on the sideline … (shrugs) .. I’d rather have a coach that showed he cared than a LDL who can’t be read.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Yeah, keep it in house.

        • BerwynBomber

          Agreed.

    • willbest

      bryant is a #2. yes he would be a #1 on our team, but he shouldn’t be. we need a #1.

      why do you love players that 32 GMs have passed on?

      I wouldn’t gamble on Fuller. Fangio wouldn’t have said what he said if there wasn’t any truth in it. That was a DC that wasn’t just annoyed with a player.

      • Irish Sweetness

        32 GMs passed on Martavis? We need a receiver that’s over 6’0 tall, and the guy can play. He’s better than Jeffrey for one.

        I would rather have Fuller on my team than Fangio. He may be our best player right now.
        I think Fuller will ball out this season, put himself in the shop window, then turn around and say FUCK YOU to Fangio.

        Think about it. The dude is obviously proud, Being called out in public would mean that Fangio instantly became his enemy and he’s not going to just forget that or let bygones be bygones.

        • CanadaBear

          FFS these guys are adults and professionals. If the Bears make a good offer to Fuller he will take it. They had every reason to turn down the 5th-year option. The guy missed the entire year due to a scope clean-out procedure that usually keeps guys off the field for 3-4 weeks.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Oh we can’t blame them for not exercising the option. I didn’t. I’m just sayin’ he probably won’t be here, if I understand the human condition.

          • BerwynBomber

            Not sure about that. Alshon wanted out. Wouldn’t be surprised if Fuller does too.

            Also remember that Fuller was an Emery guy. Not Pace. And as Will points out, no reason to believe the Bears trust Fuller that much either.

            My sense is he can find big money on the open market. CBs cost nearly as much as pass rushers.

          • Irish Sweetness

            And the Bears don’t seem to pay the guys they should ….

            Prepare for Cooper and Prince. And Fuller would likely sign with GB, because that’s what disgruntled Bears do.

          • CanadaBear

            I agree except I don’t see him all hurt because Fangio called him out. I’m guessing the Bears are liking Fuller one hell of a lot more now than last year. Who knows?

          • BerwynBomber

            I never underestimate a competitive person’s grudge. Wells are poisoned all the time in sports.

            Could also come down too what the market is wiling to offer him.

        • willbest

          1) He isn’t better than Jeffery. Pretend for a moment that Big Ben isn’t his QB.

          2) 32 GM’s passed on Chris Johnson

          3) Fangio should get interviewed for head coach. He has been spinning dogshit into something that sort of looks like an NFL defense the past 2 years, and he has this group playing well above each one of their individual levels working at a top 5 D the last couple games. And its not the first D he has lead to be this good.

          4) Fuller is going to take his guarantees and chill in the hot tub. Outside of 1 game against the 9ers Fuller has been 3rd tier CB for the first 3 years in the NFL. Quite frankly, Fangio deserves 15% of whatever contract Fuller gets next year precisely because he did light a fire under his ass.

          5) Hick is the best player on that Defense

    • KentuckyBearsFan

      Bipolar Bear? Does that mean he’s from both the North and the South Poles?

      Even Santa Claus doesn’t get around that much.

      I remember back in college a generation ago that a third of the kids had at least minor if not major depression. Or worse. Bipolar was the only mental disease I could not understand.

      I think Borderline Personality Disorder just means a guy has issues and needs stability and support.

  • madscout12

    So, I’m getting on a plane. Flight attendant looks at my hat and says…
    -Chicago Bears fan
    -Yup. They won this week.
    -My friends son got drafted by them two years ago. He’s not doing too well.
    – What’s his name?
    -Kevin White

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky

      She’s correct

    • SC Dave

      Small world, ain’t it?

    • Malice Halice

      Wow

  • SC Dave

    Presumably Jahns, in his zeal to defend Trubisky at nearly any cost, is calling Tarik not coming up with the underthrown sideline pass a “drop”, but I’m calling it a miss by the QB.

    Very well could have been a 64TD to go with the 70 yard gain, that Mitch himself said should have been 75TD.

    • Irish Sweetness

      What are we saying about Mitch here? Veteran QBs miss shit all the time.

      Let’s look at facts. Here are all of MT’s throws in the first week of pre-season.
      Note the placement of each pass. Pay special note to 3:07 where he hits a receiver with 4 DBs converging on that receiver, and still it was safe as houses. The man who made that catch – and other great catches – is no longer on the team. Why … is a mystery.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9URjC1pUv1A

      • SC Dave

        *Still* talking about pre-season against guys not in the league.

        SMH.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I’m not biting.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Incredible. Skip Bayless, dog-killer, and Bayless discuss the Bears game. Result? All they talk about is Cam. NO MENTION of the Bears’ D.

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

    Stephen A Smith? Gave us props.

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

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      does anyone really care what those 2 idiots have to say?

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        in fact you should be punished for posting it on here.

    • Bear Instincts

      its funny how Shannon says that guys like Breese and Brady don’t lose to the bears. I wonder if he will say the same thing if we beat Breese on Sunday?

      • evantonio

        Didn’t Drew lose to the Bears in the playoffs?

        I seem to remember Drew losing to the Bears in the playoffs.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          we were in the playoffs??? It’s been so long I can’t remember.

        • AlbertInTucson

          To Rex Grossman.

          • SC Dave
          • BerwynBomber

            Interesting.

            Actually Brees played better against us than Manning, especially when you consider what assistance they received from their respective ground games.

            That SB still seems like a game we should have won. Our D and STs were something else.

          • BerwynBomber

            To our D and STs, more like it.

            Grossman was his usual 11 for 26 for 140 yards and a 73 PR.

          • Irish Sweetness

            There was a guy who should have been kept to 7 passes a game.

          • BerwynBomber

            Yeah, that was a team that really could have benefitted from having Cutler. Not the ’85 era Bears, despite Hampton’s nonsense.

        • Irish Sweetness

          A great day.

        • CanadaBear

          In Chicago. They are a completely different team in the dome.

        • beninnorcal

          NFC champoinship game on the way to our SB loss.

  • EnderWiggin

    “Amazing how many fans have forgotten how bad the unit (defense) was just three seasons ago.”
    I’ll never forget giving up back to back 50 burgers. Mel Fekkin Tucker.

    • willbest

      heh. my response to three seasons ago was its been bad for the last 4 seasons.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      a lot of times the human brain can block the remembrance of traumatic events. It is self preservation.

  • Bear Instincts

    Important League dates: https://operations.nfl.com/football-ops/league-governance/2017-18-important-nfl-dates/
    Mid October: Beginning on the sixth calendar day prior to a club’s seventh regular
    season game (including any bye week) clubs are permitted to begin
    practicing players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform and
    Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness who are for a period not to
    exceed 21 days. Players may be activated during the 21-day practice
    period, or prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the day after the
    conclusion of the 21-day period, provided that no player may be
    activated to participate in a Week Six game.

    Who is worth bringing back from IR that can help the team?

    • leftcoastdave

      Deondre Hall. Definitely needed on special teams and will be fun to see how he is fit into the D as a long armed cb/s hybrid. Wonder if they have had him running the route tree?

      • Irish Sweetness

        Yah. Surely we need him more than DHC (although he hasn’t messed up yet I don’t think).

        More importantly – trade deadline. Is Pace happy with his WRs? Do we have anyone over 6 feet?

        • Bear Instincts

          WR’s equal loss of draft picks…draft picks we don’t have a lot of

          • Irish Sweetness

            Because of Pace. Even if Mitch works out, he fucked up the draft. And next year’s. That’s crucial.

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky

          Gentry is 6’-2” and McBride is 6’-0”.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Just saw that. 6’2, but he’s a rookie receiver and they can’t be trusted.

          • CanadaBear

            So that makes him 5’11”.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky

            He’s also an UDFA from Midwestern Montana State North Culinary School, Helena Campus.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            weren’t you preaching about Cam Meredith for 2 years ago when he was a rookie?

          • Irish Sweetness

            He was good. He is good. I have no idea who Tanner Gentry is, though. I haven’t seen any tape because he only has that one catch.

          • CanadaBear

            Sounds like double talk to me.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Amazing how many fans have forgotten how bad the unit was just three seasons ago.”

    Huh?

    Wha?

    RIDICULOUS assertion!

    Nobody HERE has forgotten.

    Anybody who DOESN’T remember could not have been watching them 3 years ago.

    How do you not remember “Historically Bad”?

    • KentuckyBearsFan

      the Wannstedt/Jauron years were bad.

      I think Wannstedt was a decent assistant for the Steelers afterwards. The Bears team at that time might not have had talent. But it’s like he would coach to be at 8-8 every year despite talent.

      • Cooper

        He went to coach Pitt – the university not the Steelers

        he was HC at Pitt for a decade – which all sucked for Pitt

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky

      Not sure about that Al. Pace was under some pretty serious fire by half of this blog just 4 weeks ago. Not sure how the two mindsets can possibly coexist.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Pace didn’t draft Fuller. The jury is still out on Pace. We have no picks to go after pieces like Martavis because he gave them all up for Mitch, who would have been there anyway, and if he wasn’t, we got a better QB in Watson. Or we draft Fournette. We couldn’t lose. Except somehow we did. He just dumped our best receiver and that barely got a reaction on the blog. Dude has a hundred yard game straight away for his new team.

        We’re still watching Pace.

        • CanadaBear

          At least your consistent.

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky

          The guy rebuilt an entire defense from a dumpster fire in less than three seasons. He did it without overspending on a top shelf free agent. He did it with a coach you can’t stand and say is ineffective. All with his best linebacker on IR. And somehow, that’s no good.

          The offense is next, and the D will continue to grow.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I love the defense. He’s done well in parts, but he overshot on the draft. This is history now.

            I don’t see Pace as a problem. He’s better than Emery/Angelo. Feelings on Fangio’s defensive philosopy are well known, but the Loggains/Fox thing is still a mystery. We’ve seen a cunning play or two from Loggains, and it may be that Fox is wielding his stick over him.

          • Bender McLugh

            BOOM.

        • evantonio

          Ditka gave up all his picks to get Ricky Williams.

          Pace did not give up all his picks to get Mitchell.

          Hyperbole, man. It kills.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Why are we talking about Ditka? What has he got to do with over-paying for MT?

          • evantonio

            You said “he gave up all his picks,” so I brought up Ditka to show what giving up “all his picks” meant.

    • Bender McLugh

      fairly certain he’s talking about his twatter followers and possibly other patrons in the bars Jeff goes to

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  • KentuckyBearsFan

    This team is the unexpected surprise of the year for me. Because there is Hope.

    Bulls have awful management. Cubs lost to a better Dodgers team. And the rest of the news this year was full of natural disasters, hurricanes, wildfires, monsoon flooding, or maybe war.

    • BerwynBomber

      But Bulls are the only CHI sports team that looks hopeless. Even the White Sox — as bad as they are — have an Epstein/Hoyer-like plan. Of course they don’t have the huge cash cow that is Wrigley to assist and who knows if they can ultimately execute the plan. But it seems smart.

      Our other teams are either trending upward (Bears) or recent champs still formidable contenders if not favorites (Hawks, Cubs).

      Hard to complain, big picture-wise.

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        I actually haven’t been paying attention to sports the entire year…just more recently.

        Everything else in the worldwide news has been the horrifying thing.

        I rarely take sports as seriously when I was a kid. Because then it felt like “history” before I knew what history really was. History affects almost a billion people or more at a time.

        And I don’t gamble on sports. (Bill Simmons has a serious gambling problem but he’s rich enough where it’s a minor vice.)

        • Irish Sweetness

          Don’t watch the news, man. Cos it’s not the news. It’s just depressing shit, and only the depressing shit they want you to see.

          Waco forever turned me against the news.

          Picture a burning compound (women and children burning to death). The talking heads pondering what could have happened.

          Why not move the camera to the left and show viewers the Bradley tank that shot fire into the house to kill them all?

          Why not show this clip?

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKlsThwd75w

          Bill Hicks of all people had to tell the world from a stage, he was standing there watching it happen.

          • CanadaBear

            They had ample opportunity to leave the compound. If they wanted to go down with that fucking nut Koresh, so be it.

          • Irish Sweetness

            So you set women and children on fire? Are you serious C-Bear?

            There was NO other option than to shoot napalm onto women and innocent children? None? Did anyone ask the children if they wanted to leave?

            Wow.

          • CanadaBear

            Don’t care at all Irish. There are no shortage of religious nuts in the world.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Fair enough. I’m not religious either .. .but the kids …

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            I’m not exactly religious either….but I won’t say I don’t have those type of tendencies bordering on close to insanity.

            I don’t care whatever religion a culture or religion follows as long as it makes sense for stability. And sometime even atheism makes sense.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            I’m the son of an apocalyptic cult member….I’m just happy they haven’t quite yet drunk the Kool-Aid.

          • beninnorcal

            The fire was ‘un-intentional’

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            we need another Bill Hicks.

            I could do it maybe in a few years. But this year was a mostly a setback.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Wait – we have 5 WRs and one of them is Markus Wheaton. We’re really fucked.

    Our healthy receivers are:

    Kendall
    Bellamy
    McBride (2nd year)
    Gentry (R)

    • CanadaBear

      And you just found that out?

      • Irish Sweetness

        I forgot about Wheaton. I mean do we have enough? We’ll have to pass it against NO.

        Miller, Wright, Bellamy, Cohen. Not great but MT can find them.

        • KentuckyBearsFan

          Brady did great for years with no-name receivers because they could run their routes and catch.

          But that is an exceptional example.

          • BerwynBomber

            So has Brees, Wilson, and even Rodgers at times.

            Hell, look at Ted Ginn. He is 32, on his fifth team and on pace for his best year ever. He is also playing his first year with Brees. Funny how that works out.

            Btw, goes to my theory that the last thing I would worry about giving an elite QB is receivers. Spend the money elsewhere. Elite QBs will eventually elevate the mediocre.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            Ginn must have sorted himself out after his rookie year from Ohio State.

            But he looked like a failure his rookie year in the NFL….but he must have went to work the last few years.

            Brees is a great QB to bring a receiver back to life.

          • willbest

            Like their O-line.

          • BerwynBomber

            D and Oline. Arguably even STs, especially a solid FG kicker.

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky

          We have the worst receiving crew in the NFL. This is not news.

          • willbest

            We started training camp that way too, but Irish wouldn’t believe it then. I don’t know why he is on board with it now.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky

            We’re in the same boat as the Giants and they had Marshall and OBJ. Injuries. Who knows what Cam would have been this year.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            A little while back Irish had some bad Thai food, later that night while he slept Jim McMahon came to Irish in a dream and said”These WR suck even I could not make them look good.” Meanwhile Buddy Ryan could be seen standing in camouflage clothing in the distance screaming “BLITZ!!! BLITZ!!! BLITZ!!!” Then Walter Payton whispered to him “Draft more RBs” as he ran by.

  • BerwynBomber

    Costly victory for the NFC-leading Iggles last night. Lost both Peters and Hicks for the year.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21139285/jason-peters-jordan-hicks-philadelphia-eagles-season

    Btw, Wentz is the most advanced 24 year old QB I’ve seen since P. Manning. Not even Brady nor Wilson had Wentz’s command at such a young age.

    • WP4Life

      Wentz seems to have both the physical and mental aspects to be great.

    • willbest

      Hope their backup LT is good.

  • willbest

    Viewership is down 20% from 2 years ago? I don’t imagine the salary cap is going up next year.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/briangoff/2017/10/23/nfl-losing-viewers-at-alarming-rate-but-faces-limits-on-its-response/#412389ac4212

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky

      There are apparently an awful lot of people not digging the Anthem protests. I doubt the players anticipated that kind of response. It’ll be interesting to see where this goes.

      • willbest

        I don’t know about that. I felt the bulk of the 2016 season was unwatchable though. People might have just said F it, I am done, this game is pozzed. Honestly, I have been pleasantly surprised with the the non-Bears games I have watched. A big step up over last year.

        And its not just viewership. Stadiums have been pretty empty around the league from what I have heard too.

      • I’m guessing it has more to do with two things: publicity around head trauma and oversaturation.

        NFL has kept becoming bigger and bigger, including more and more offseason stories. Sooner or later it becomes too much and people get sick of it.

        • willbest

          I don’t know anybody that stopped watching the NFL over CTE. I do know people that have quit over the anthem, but thats like a handful, nowhere near 20%.

          I do know that kids today aren’t as interested in watching sports with their dads. Even when those kids are pretty into playing sports themselves.

          The over saturation angle is probably has truth to it. I can’t really say though because I actually come to this site looking for football news and follow the bears beat reporters. If you don’t go looking for it, I don’t know how often it is to find you. Like make the front page of CNN.com or some other site you frequent.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky

            I doubt you cross paths too often with the particular demographic of folks that have stopped watching over the anthem. Depending of course on what type of law you practice.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I thought for sure Waffle was going to quit watching when he went on his little tirade and deleted his account.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky

            Yeah. And GP was gonna quit too because he suddenly gave a shit about their head trauma. And yet……

            We’re all football junkies. Just how it is

        • BerwynBomber

          Cord-cutting and alternative sports for millenials probably play a significant role too.

        • KentuckyBearsFan

          From highlights I remember how incredible Walter Payton was compared to Cedric Benson who bulked up.

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky

          I could see oversaturation peaking and sending viewership downward. But 20%? I really doubt that. That’s an awful lot of people to suddenly stop watching football because they’ve seen too much of it.

  • Cooper
  • Bear Instincts

    John Fox will be 63 in February. I’m just saying.

  • Well, back from mini-hiatus.

    It was my 40th bday on sat, so, friends got me quite loaded, and a girl visited me from out of state, so, needless to say, been busy.

    I was trying to feel like the 40th was some sorta milestone, or something big, but really, it was no different than my 39th.

    Oddly enough, I felt “old” when I turned 35. At that time, I was like “fuck. Can’t say I’m in my early 30s to chicks anymore – I’m gonna have to appeal to a whole new demo like Mattlock”

    Anyhow, back to the regularly schedule program of over analysis and over reaction.

  • Bear Instincts
  • Few takes which have no doubt been elaborated.

    – Tebowisky O.

    I’ve said even before Trub even played that I hope Birdcage integrates various concepts that aren’t rocket science.

    Anyone catch the Iggles’ game?

    Amazing how simple a read option makes things. Fake the hand-off. Freeze the LB or S. HIt TE in the seam. Over and over and over again.

    Considering we only have TEs, HBs and a mobile QB, you would THINK this would be a logical choice, but we all know FOX.

    Again, don’t have to use it ALL the time, but how about in certain spots or ONE YD from the redzone?

    Lots of other stuff, but, what’s the point?

    Fox will be content with Tebowski ball.

    2. Oustanding D.

    It’s not really all that surprising Jackson has emerged. I said that he was the most likely candidate to make Pace look like a genius this draft, and indeed, he is.

    In one play he in the PS he showed more ball skill than all our other S since forever.

    And the return skills are just gravy.

    What is truly surprising is Amos and Fuller.

    They both looked like JAGs (at best) and suddenly they’ve elevated their play.
    Some might explain it as the front 7 playing great, but not really.

    Amos looks a bit thinner, faster and instinctive in coverage.
    Fuller is smothering, and holy, can he hit for a CB.

    They’re both playing with gigantic chips on their shoulders (one got benched, the other nearly cut with the bust label). If the front 7 stays healthy, the entire secondary will continue to ball.

    3. Forging an ID.

    This perhaps should be the #1 difference, but been saying for a while the Bears need to learn to win. One way or another.

    And like I said, they’re street brawlers. They want games to get ugly. They’re comfortable in the muck while other teams perhaps aren’t, get ansty, and make mistakes.

    It’s one thing to say this is a Defensive and running team and lose god knows how many games.

    It’s quite another saying it and winning.

    It’s finally becoming a semi-successful formula.

    That being said, Fox is still an idiot, and his players will have to win in-spite of him, not because of him, because I think even Tice’s O was more dynamic than what the Bears are trotting out right, and that’s saying something.

    For now, just enjoying the 2 wins.

    Not exactly a full-chub, more like a cinemax half-chub.

    • Sactowns#1

      In order to execute the read option you would first need to execute a play action/ fake handoff. I have yet to see it from Gomer.

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  • Fisherman695

    Mitch need a lot of off season work, should be on top of Bears list, are you listening PACE

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