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Audibles From the Long Snapper: Skuta, Howard, Morrissey & ‘Money Mitch’!

| May 9th, 2017

Howard, Skuta Signings Add Reliability, Depth

If you haven’t read Andrew Dannehy’s piece on why the Bears defense will improve in 2017, you should. It is a detailed explanation of why this unit will continue its ascent up the rankings and join the top shelf of the league’s defenses.

These two signings are about one thing: rush defense. For all the improvement the Bears defense made in 2016, they did not improve at all as a rush defense. A lot of this can be placed at the feet of injuries. Trevathan and Goldman were horribly missed for much of the season and the rush defense went flat into the toilet once Freeman was suspended.

Howard and Skuta are early-down, plug-and-play guys. And they are here to help the Bears get their rush defense to under 100 yards per game.

Morrissey on Changing Landscape in Chicago

Rick Morrissey in the Sun-Times wrote an interesting piece about how the Chicago sports landscape is so vastly different than it was five months ago. Here is what he had to say about the Bears:

In the time it took NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to read a name off a card April 27, the Bears went from bad to the most talked-about team in sports. They traded the third overall pick to the 49ers, who had the second pick, and chose North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky. And then, bedlam. General manager Ryan Pace was a brave man who followed his convictions or a complete dimwit.

Everything came under scrutiny: Trubisky’s lack of college experience, the wisdom of giving up two third-round picks and a fourth-round pick to move up one spot in the draft, Pace’s extreme secrecy leading up to the team’s shocking decision, whether the Bears had any competition for the 49ers’ pick and, I don’t know, if Trubisky manually brushes his teeth or goes electric.

The Bears took a bold step that could change their fortunes. They also distracted a populace.

Vibe: Whatever this is, I can’t take my eyes off it!

Made this argument before the draft and it feels even truer now. When a team shows guts and make a big move for a quarterback it changes absolutely everything. The Bears will become a major story in Chicago and across the league during the entirety of their off-season program for one reason: Mitch Trubisky.

Hell, even I’m considering going to Bourbonnais for a few days to catch a look at the kid.

Trubisky Video

 

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  • Irish Sweetness

    This video has 241 views on Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/wat

    It’s Prof. Mike Brown of Cal Tech presenting his evidence for Planet nine. When you see the orbits of the outer solar system objects, and Uranus, Neptune etc. – it’s visually obvious when you insert the orbit of Planet Nine how it is responsible for the exaggerated oval orbits, and it’s own extremely elongated oval orbit of the sun. It’s 10X the size of the Earth – the most common size of planet – and these planets are always gas giants.

    A planet found not by telescope, but by maths. Fascinating talk.

    If you don’t want the chat just the visual … about 26 minutes in.

    • King of DBB

      Ryan Pace is willing to trade planets 2 and 3, Venus and Earth, for Planet 9 right now.

      Do we know if it is there or it can hold life? No. Doesn’t matter. This is going to be a new era in the Solar System and he wants to go for it.

    • SC Dave

      Video does not exist.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        from the last blog post – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UL88XwkJqE

        • leftcoast dave

          Funny, I did that once. When you cut and paste an url from the blog, it gets truncated. Gotta go to the site and get the full url to repaste. Hear that Irish?

    • willbest

      shouldn’t you be able to point a telescope that to where you think it is and see it, if that is in fact the case?

  • SC Dave

    I’ve always liked that column title.

  • leftcoast dave
    • SC Dave

      More silly click-bait speculation, I presume?

      • leftcoast dave

        It really is funny. He wants the job why? He is loved where he is, he has complete control of his universe and is being paid more money than he will ever need. Look at some of the long term coaches in college football and see, gee, how happy they are being where they are?
        Like the article says, don’t bet on it.

        • Sahr Gborie

          Only reason he would come back to the NFL is to say he won at the highest level. However that might not enough motivation anymore because the kind of power he wields at Michigan is hard to pass up and find again.

          • leftcoast dave

            Be able to “say” at what price? Happiness?

          • Sahr Gborie

            $10 mil/year plus more if they win the SB

          • leftcoast dave

            He’s making $9m now and in total control of his universe without a GM or owner to answer to. He’s like a tenured professor without a care in the world.

            Would you give that up if you had it for a few million more and the ability to talk smack?

          • CanadaBear

            No matter what he’s making now, he could make more at Michigan if he wanted to. Big time programs like that have unlimited revenue streams. Just depends on how greedy the coach is or isn’t.

  • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

    One of the UDFA signees i am curious about is WR Tanner Gentry out of Wyoming. 6′ 2″, 210 with good hands but not much YAC.

    Gentry heads to Chicago on May 11 for the Bears’ rookie minicamp. The Bears didn’t draft a wide receiver this year but have holes to fill at the position.

    “I know they need help at receiver, and I’m confident that I can go out there and earn a spot,” Gentry said. “I can be a guy who will catch every ball, who will fight to make plays on 50-50 catches, and who plays hard and with passion and makes the most of every snap.”

    http://www.denverpost.com/2017/05/07/tanner-gentry-nfl/

    • Sahr Gborie

      Convert J.Langford to WR. boom. problem solved

      • SC Dave

        Boom. Fail.

        • Sahr Gborie

          Nothing to lose if it works out. Plus we keep someone we draft and they contribute on low level salary. That’s how the good/great teams do it

          • CanadaBear

            Besides the fact that he isn’t much of a RB, his hands are the worst part about him. Unless a miracle happens, he’s not going to WR. Also, the good/great teams almost all have a franchise QB. If he’s on his first contract, so much the better. Good to great teams don’t get better keeping a stiff like Langford around.

          • DaCoaches Mustache

            His hands are actually good. He had a few drops a few years ago on 3rd down that really stuck out, but he also made some really good wr type catches. It’s J. Howard that can’t catch.

          • CanadaBear

            Totally agree about Howard not being too nifty catching the ball. Langford led the league in dropped passes (percentage wise) two years ago. Don’t remember him looking good at it last year.

          • SC Dave

            dontforget he also led the league in fewest yards after contact.

          • SC Dave

            lose practice time for someone that might possibly do the job.

      • leftcoast dave

        I’m sure Pace will be good to Langford and let him find another team where he will get carries.

        • Sahr Gborie

          to hell with his carries. its bears or bust. anytime i see a player we draft shining on another team im mad cus we wasted a draft pick on that player. its like helping another team get better

          • leftcoast dave

            What’s love got to do, got to do with it? There will be no space on the roster for him. He will take up a slot where another better player can be. It is a binary choice. Do you keep him in, say, the slot or a better player with the skills?

          • Sahr Gborie

            better player with skill. no questions asked. just suggestion that since we are thin at WR why not give him a shot at another position and see how he fares. maybe he turns out to be a better WR than RB…wishful thinking

      • Why? He has bad hands for a RB and you want him at WR?

      • willbest

        I am going to start down voting this comment. It was a terribad idea the first time, it gets worse on repeating.

    • Irish Sweetness

      The Bears have never needed less help at receiver.

      Ever.

      Bellamy or Royal makes an excellent 5th receiver.

      • CanadaBear

        Bellamy can’t catch a cold and Royal will get released.

  • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

    No shit Sherlock. It will be interesting to see how Trub does and what he says after this weekend’s rookie minicamp.

    Mahomes on playbook: ‘A lot harder than I thought’

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000806903/article/mahomes-on-playbook-a-lot-harder-than-i-thought

    • BearDown100393

      Playbook?
      – Mitch Tribisky

      • Sactowns#1

        “Mama said not to play with books cuz theys for readin”
        -Mitch Trubiski

      • Ososfan

        Stop, lol. From what everyone says Mitch is pretty smart and grasps plays quickly.

      • SC Dave

        Playbook?! I don’t need no stickin’ PLAYBOOK!

        i see it once, and remember all!

  • CanadaBear

    I just figured out where MB went. He’s in mourning. Kate Upton’s getting hitched!

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      she’s not married yet, so MB is probably stalking her trying to find an open opportunity.

      • Scharfinator

        He’ll probably settle for any of her openings…

        Oh wait, that’s not what you meant…

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          no that is exactly what I meant.

    • Ososfan

      There’s still Sofia Vergara….oh wait…

      • willbest

        I thought she was divorced and fighting over her fertilized eggs or some shit.

        • Ososfan

          She’s married to that dude who played a wolf in true blood and some other ish. I totally forgot about that eggs thing.

    • willbest

      I thought she was already married to the pitcher.

      • CanadaBear

        Not yet!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Well, she’s about to gain 150lbs, so ….

      • CanadaBear

        All tits.

  • Sahr Gborie

    Should we trade Giraffe Neck if another teams QB go down with an injury like T.Bridgewater in preseason or anytime during the season leaving us with Sanchez, Money Mitch and possibly call up Shaw or Fales if they have not signed anywhere else? Discuss!!!

    • CanadaBear

      Fales is gone.

      • Sahr Gborie

        that’s all you saw in the question Canada? Really?

        • leftcoast dave

          How about, “wishful thinking?”

          • Sahr Gborie

            could have said the same thing about Bridgewater. no one saw it coming

        • CanadaBear

          Not a big fan of what ifs. Nothing personal.

          • Sahr Gborie

            im sure the vikings were not big fans of it either until Bridgewater’s keep blew up

          • CanadaBear

            That makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. Anywho, doesn’t make any difference.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Signed. Employed. By an NFL team … because he doesn’t suck!

        • CanadaBear

          When is he starting?

    • BearDown100393

      And get what exactly?

      • Sactowns#1

        two ham sandwiches and a warm coke.

    • Ososfan

      No! I have 100000% faith he will be very good for us man! Mitch staying out for at least 2 years(hopefully)

    • Irish Sweetness

      That would be the Bears thing to do all right.

      Guaranteed self-inflicted gunshot to the foot.

      Mitch isn’t ready to play this season. Watson perhaps, but not Mitch.

  • CanadaBear

    Apparently the French are getting tired of Chris Froome winning the Tour de France. Some guy rammed him from behind on a recreational path. The driver was pissed and followed him onto the path and did the old hit and run. If the 3-time TdF winner isn’t fast enough for you, you really are an impatient driver.

    https://twitter.com/chrisfroome/status/861860980430696448/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyclingnews.com%2Fnews%2Ffroome-hit-by-car-on-training-ride%2F

    • willbest

      Is he the new Lance?

      • CanadaBear

        Pretty sure Froome’s team (Sky) has been doing systemic doping for the last few years. I’m also pretty sure they aren’t the only ones. Who knows? At least Froome isn’t a gigantic asshole like Lance.

  • Sactowns#1

    And I’m officially relocating to Portland. I think my blog name will remain though. California will always be home. Picked me up a sweet 1970 Airstream which I will be calling home for the next month while I try to locate permanent housing. if anyone has any suggestions on parts of town to look in, good restaurants to eat at or knows anyone living there let me know.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      My brother live there in the Woodstock neighborhood. As far as restaurants, Jake’s Famous Crawfish. its pricey but everytime i’ve been there its been great.

    • AlbertInTucson

      I have no special knowledge of Portland to share but, good luck!

    • CanadaBear

      Good luck, Sac. Hope you love it!

      • SC Dave

        This!

    • King of DBB

      Sacramento Man living on the coast
      Living the dream being the most
      Sacramento Man ready to bolt
      ready to hop running like a colt
      headed to Portland to pick up his life
      Going Chris Mccandless riding the knife
      bunking in an Airstream sleeping on the road
      headed to campsites his brain squirming like a toad
      Sacramento man needs only one thing
      to stay out of the wind, stay out of the rain
      Sacramento Man needs only one thing
      to avoid life’s pitfalls avoid the RADIATION TRAIN!!!!!!

      RADIATION TRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      running down the tracks!!!!!!!!!!
      RADIATION TRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      covering you like Docker slacks!!!!!!!!!
      avoid the RADIATION TRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      stay away from Hanford
      avoid the RADIATION TRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      maybe enroll at Stanford…. instead

      whoo-hoo
      oh yeah
      toot-toot
      oh yeah

      http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/emergency-reportedly-declared-at-u-s-nuclear-weapon-pr-1795056118

      • Irish Sweetness

        Yo GP, did you catch the end of the last thread?

        Fuggit … here ….. too important to miss … you may make the terrible faux pas in front of an attractive female fan of the film that you wish to bed.

        Repost:

        Here is Ridley Scott himself saying Dekkard is a replicant – as if the Director’s cut wasn’t obvious enough.

        I’m strapped in.

        https://www.youtube.com/wat

        Oh, and here he is again ….

        https://www.youtube.com/wat

        Surprised you missed the whole twist, but unless you’ve seen the Director’s cut – it wasn’t clear in the previous releases – it’s impossible to see it.

        It’s been years since I’ve seen the first two cuts, so I can’t remember if the unicorn thing was played out. It’s edited better – differently anyway – in the DC.

        Deckard is interviewing Rachael when she tells him of a memory she has of being a kid, and watching a spider’s nest outside her window one summer. She was looking at it when the eggs hatched, and thousands of tiny spiders spewed forth. The memory is actually one of Tyrell’s niece’s (I think). Someone else’s memory was implanted in her core memory.

        Later, Deckard is drunk and imagining a unicorn. Then, in the last scene of the movie (Director’s cut) …. he finds an origami unicorn, and has the flashback. He nods. [i.e. I’m a replicant]. End movie.

        https://www.youtube.com/wat

        In the original, it’s a bullshit hollywood ending with them driving off into the wilderness, with a cringey voiceover from Ford. No explanation, it’s all in the editing. In the first cut, there’s no suggestion he’s a replicant. In the DC … he is. Clearly.

        That’s why it was driving you nuts. The fanboys were right.

    • beninnorcal

      Good luck, Sac, hope everything goes smoothly for you. Seems like a nice place to live.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “If you haven’t read Andrew Dannehy’s piece on why the Bears defense will improve in 2017, you should.”

    I did and I found it overly optimistic.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Me too Al. But it’s the offense we’ll be watching this year, right?

      We didn’t really address the defense in the draft IMHO (and for those who expect things of Eddie Jackson that they would not expect of Budda or Obi, then I hope you’re right).

      To ‘solve’ the rush-defense issue they signed a guy they didn’t want in KC because he has no hip, and a guy that averaged a biscuit shy of 20 tackles a season in JAX.

      We’ll be watching the offense …. at least the defense will be getting their rest.

  • King of DBB
    • AlbertInTucson

      From Penn State to State Pen…?

      • Scharfinator

        Well played!

        • AlbertInTucson

          Too easy.I was just first.

  • King of DBB

    Jeff Diamond, whose byline picture makes him look like King of All Dorks, says hiring Jay to be on tv is offensive. Diamond was also an ex-GM of the Vikings, so you know…

    http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/jay-cutler-fox-sports-broadcast-contract-interview-announcer-new-job/2llij28rk4mu1ulk3x0t5puwm

    • SC Dave

      “Offensive”? Really? Dare I read that article?

      Edit: Oops. Read the first three sentences. What a cunt.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Every French person I spoke with in November understood what happened here & learned from it. Still wondering if this country will do same.”

    Ah yes, the French. Who want 4 months vacation a year and a pension at age 45. They ARE a funny race.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Of course, that’s what everyone in our Congress want to do, too.

    • SC Dave

      So long as some other country is subsidizing them. I.e. the United States providing their defense for the past 73 years. And doing the lion’s share of the technological innovation that has made their lives easier over the same period.

      • Sactowns#1

        Facepalm. Dave, please don’t attempt to analyze international politics.

        • SC Dave

          Don’t give me that horseshit until you demonstrate a clue.

        • SC Dave

          Here, go read something from someone that understands:

          http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/10/garry-kasparov-hey-bernie-don-t-lecture-me-about-socialism-i-lived-through-it.html

          A nice little summary, and I quote:

          “It’s capitalism that brought billions of people out of poverty in the 20th century. It’s socialism that enslaved them and impoverished them. “

          • SC Dave

            And some more (boldface mine)…

            “What is the problem if American voters are willing
            to accept higher taxes in exchange for greater security in the embrace
            of the government?

            The answer takes us back to all those inventions America has produced
            decade after decade. As long as Europe had America taking risks,
            investing ambitiously, attracting the world’s dreamers and
            entrepreneurs, and yes, being unequal, it could benefit from the results
            without making the same sacrifices. Add to that the incalculable
            windfall of not having to spend on national defense thanks to America’s
            massive investment in a global security umbrella. America doesn’t have the same luxury of coasting on the ambition and sacrifice of another country.

            Who will be America’s America?”

          • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

            Very simplistic to parrot the dumb Trumpian talking point about US paying for Europe’s defense while completely forgetting the benefits US has enjoyed from Europe in terms of market access, strategic and military assets in those countries.

            Foreign policy is never conducted out of goodness of hearts. Not by US. Not by UK, France, or Germany either. Foreign policy is always dictated by self interests of countries. US got a lot out of being Europe’s protector. The idea that US was getting fleeced all these years is incredibly stupid. Simplistic hillbillies in the US for whom the world has gotten to complex will never realize the importance of what the US got in return but it doesn’t Americans who set that system up after world war 2 were some idiots.

          • leftcoast dave

            Not all Americans benefit from our government’s largess. Only the Solyndras of the world who pay to play (ie. Clinton Cash?) benefit from it. Crony capitalism is not capitalism. It is fat cats who own the guvamint who benefit from more guvamint. Gee, why would they be in bed with dumbocrats, who only want more guvamint? Follow the money.

          • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

            Damn nothing you wrote above addresses the point I made. Just some ignoramus rambling.

          • leftcoast dave

            The dots are not that difficult to connect. Let me help. The foreign policy which you say is “self interested” is only self interested to the crony capitalists cashing in on that largess. Get it? And the politicians who line their pockets like the Clintons perfected. Let me give you a simple example. I was able to buy some great Bulgarian wine back in the 70’s when Wally Mondull was the VP. Why? Because I lived in Minnesota. The US did a “foreign policy aid” deal to Bulgaria which a Minnesota company cashed in on. Part of what they got in return was a boatload of Bulgarian wine. Good stuff, too, but Bulgaria could not sell it back in those days, so they sent it to Minnesota, Control Data, actually, because the skids for money were greased by Wally Mondull. Get it? Great for some Americans. In the best interests of Walter Mondull whose campaign coffers were padded by Control Data, but unless you drank Bulgarian red wine, you did not benefit much.

          • leftcoast dave

            BTW. The wine was called Hajosi Cabernet and we got it for $1/bottle. There was another called something like Mavrud which was also great.

          • SC Dave

            That was Kasparov, not Trump.

            It’s neither simplistic nor related to hillbillies.

            Such sanctimonious dismissal of legitimate points, and puerile name-calling, is EXACTLY what made Donald Trump your President.

            Keep up the good work!

        • Irish Sweetness

          In fairness to the truth (although I highly doubt the USA are picking up France’s dense bill!) … they do provide the Japanese security – that’s one tab. Then there are the installations in 135 other countries … that’s got to cost a pretty penny .. .to where they hide the bill on you.

          • Sactowns#1

            Too bad it has little to do with providing defense for others and much to do with projecting power and dominance across the globe.

    • willbest

      Jeff’s grasp of political systems is simplistic at best. The French suffer a top 2 primary system, which all but guarantees the establishment wins. Whats even more amusing is they almost had a situation where neither establishment candidate made it to round 2. The nationalist left didn’t show up for the nationalist right leaving the establishment to take it in round 2 by a massive margin. Turnout was impressively low. It wasn’t a situation of the French learning anything.

      We are going to watch a Spanish inquistion play out in our life times in Europe. At some point the French citizens are going to start resorting to self help rather than allow being run over by Muslim truck drivers to become the new norm. Germans are already burning down resettlement centers, how many more treasonous rulings where German judges allows Muslim men to rape because they don’t understand what rape is before Muslim men just start turning up dead on the street for looking the wrong way at German daughters?

      • willbest

        Incidentally, French in the US don’t give a shit about the Muslim issues facing French in France. They are obviously not interested in turning the country over to a nationalist that wants to leave the EU. So unless Jeff knows plenty of French people that live in the more modest areas around Paris, I doubt he is getting a full picture of the situation seeing as how 60% of French people voted against the status quo in the first round.

        • Irish Sweetness

          French in the US don’t give a shit about the French in France, Will.

          If you knew one French person you’d know that :o)

      • Sactowns#1

        The French are really that scared? The chances of dying by a Muslim truck driver or any other form of terror is remarkably low. So why guarantee an act of violence against someone else on the very very small chance that it could prevent some future violence? Seems a cowardly and illogical thing to do.

        • willbest

          I get that you are big strong man (with no children). But the Muslim populations in France are basically like the Somali population in Minnesota dialed up to 11. They have no-go zones where the police don’t go and the fire department requires a police escort if they have to deal with something. Its basically occupied territory, that the French welfare system is subsidizing.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Point being? There have been police no-go zones in Paris … since forever. They have then in Ireland, I’m sure they have them everywhere.

            In the 1980s, there were two adjacent villages in South Armagh, Northern Ireland, that were on top of the SAS no-fly zone list. That’s a list that included Beirut in the next spot. No vehicles or foot patrols would go near the place, because of the M50 Barrats, stinger missiles, and fertiliser bombs.

            Freedom always exists in the poorest or most oppressed places. It always resists.

          • Sactowns#1

            Yeah….but Muslims!!

      • Irish Sweetness

        In 1992 I was sitting in a German refugee camp, watching TV with a few other refugees. We were watching German refugee camps being burned out by the Nazis, in other parts of Germany at that time.

        Shit’s been going down in Europe …forever …it never stops.

        They only show you what they want you to see on the boob tube. A lot of people’s opinions of the world are formed by what they see on TV. What they’re shown.

        How many UFO or world population documentaries have you seen on TV?

        There was a billion people on the planet in the 1800s. The graph just goes skyward (pop v time). Think about that.

    • willbest

      Just on the whole vacation thing. I had an internship (in the US) for a large European tech company. The manager I was working for comes to my cube and asks that I complete something on what seemed like an insane deadline. I responded with something like I appreciate the confidence in my abilities but there is noway I could get it done without working around the clock. He said, yeah you won’t have to come in next week if you get it done but hwe needed it done by July 29th because and I quote “The fucking frogs disappear on August 5th, and if we don’t get this approved by then its not going to get done until the end of September”

  • SC Dave

    Ah… Die Zauberflote.

    Some shit is just too good.

  • Ososfan

    Came in excitedly to talk about Kendall Wright and now am confused af as to how this French political debate started…..truly fascinating, fellas.

    • SC Dave

      It’s Da Blog, and the way we roll.

    • willbest

      Jeff tweeted that the French are far more sophisticated than Americans.

      • BearDown100393

        The French drown freedom fries in mayonnaise.

        That ain’t sophistication.

        • Irish Sweetness

          And the Dutch.

      • Irish Sweetness

        A very diplomatic way of saying ‘arsehole’.

        Whenever I meet French people, they always talk about how much they hate France and the French people. They’re a unique nation in this respect. It’s a country where everybody hates everyone else. It’s very difficult for their soccer team to ever get along, but when they do, they win the world cup.

        • Cormonster

          Ha ha! I have a couple French friends who hate the French. Their standard response when people ask is, “yeah I’m French, but I hate the French.” They don’t know each other, but both have the same response.

          • Irish Sweetness

            See?

        • willbest

          I don’t know, in the circles I run in (the lower upper class) there is a strong streak of people feeling like they need to apologize for all the racist Trump voters to anybody that is slightly darker than tan or speaks with a non US accent. They clearly hate America and Americans, otherwise they wouldn’t do that.

  • King of DBB

    Tuesday afternoon massacre just does NOT have the same ring to it.

    • leftcoast dave

      Great and good humor though. Comey fired for usurping the power of Loretta (loves you like my Irish Setter) Lynch when he, the cops, not the da, decided he would not seek prosecution of Hillary Rodman Clinton. So funny, the reactions. “Why not sooner?” Well, you need to put the AG and his peeps in place to give you the legal authority for it, don’t you?

    • BerwynBomber

      Sherriff Joe awaits his phone call from Trump. Wonder if he has Russia ties?

      P.S. Lame joke aside, I suspect a few of the Trump crowd will end up behind bars, but it might wait until the next administration, unless the Senate GOP plays ball, which I highly doubt they will.

  • BearDown100393

    Mitch Trubiski doesn’t cccaaaaaaaaaareeeeeeeeeee about French politics.

  • BerwynBomber

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog Having several good quarterbacks is the world’s greatest sport problem.”

    Technically, having two great QBs is even better — Montana/Young and Favre/Rodgers being the best examples of the modern era.

    SD had Brees/Rivers during Rivers first two years, which was damn near double greatness too. And DAL, of course, had Romo/Prescott, though who knows how Prescott will turn out or what Romo, when healthy, had left. (And like Rivers, he is a bit short of being an HoFer.)

    And NE had Bledsoe/Brady during Brady’s first two years, but Bledsoe fell off dramatically post-NE.

    • AlbertInTucson

      It is also the RAREST”problem”.

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      Bears situation is far different from any of these examples above. Bears do not have one good quarterback, let alone two. What Bears have are two unproven, inexperienced quarterbacks at their respective levels.

      Glennon – unproven and inexperienced at NFL level
      Trub – unproven and inexperienced at college level

      All outcomes are possible for Bears: 1) One of them could turn out to be good 2) Both of them could turn out to be good 3) Both of them could turn out to be bad

      • SC Dave

        Prescott was a total unknown until Romo got hurt.

      • BerwynBomber

        Of course. I was only pointing out recent historical examples and putting a finer point on Jeff’s tweet.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Glennon’s not inexperienced. 5th year? 18 starts? He’s hardly a rookie. You have to count all the film study, meetings, practices, talks ….

        He throws more TDs than INTs, so you can assume he’s good. Chucky was pretty high on him, Pace has done his due diligence I’m sure, he’s a methodical guy.

        I hope he does well and makes it hard for Mitchell start. He’s got a lot of pieces there on the offense. I sure would have loved to have seen Leonard Fournette in the mix though, and watched how that would have blossomed, helping the defense etc. There’s no need for a guy called Mitch in those circumstances.

        • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

          Yes, Glennon is inexperienced. He should have had 60+ starts by now. There is no substitute for game reps. Here is Matt Bowen, one of best x’s and o’s analyst there is on Glennon.

          https://twitter.com/mattbowen41/status/839840288382324736?lang=en

          • Irish Sweetness

            Compared to a lot of QBs in the NFL … he’s experienced. Never mind the 18 starts, 4 years in the NFL makes you a vet, no? He’s a long way from being a rookie.

    • SC Dave

      Romo/Prescott was hardly simultaneous.

      • BerwynBomber

        But for his injuries it was: Romo’s last full season was 2014, in which he finished 2nd in MVP voting, 1st in PR and QBR, and led the Cowboys to a WC win before falling to GB in the Dez Bryant no-catch game.

        There were reasons both DEN and HOU wanted Romo.

        • SC Dave

          “But for his injuries…”

          ’nuff said?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Brett Favre / Jim McMahon – 95/96.

      I’d have them #2 behind Joe Cool and Young. Jim knew how to come off a bench, too.

      It was weird, Jim’s shoulder was stronger than ever following surgery he said – it had never felt as good, and he never got use it. Weirder still, he got his second ring in the same stadium he’d gotten his first, and against the same team.

  • Irish Sweetness

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xBKrz0wdsM

    45 minutes of deleted scenes from Blade Runner. Let ejaculation commence …

    The full documentary, On the Edge of Bladerunner (in which Scott admits at the end that Deckard is a replcant):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jbmGoZREns

    Kermode on the genesis of the idea, to divert from the source material, to divert from the original release, and to make Deckard a replicant.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9YHBUq6RHE

  • Ososfan

    Ok, still no contract extension for Hicks? What’s the Damn hold up? I know they did it at the beginning of the season with Young, but come on!

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