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Bears Decision To Bury Trubisky Last Night is Inane, Irresponsible & Indefensible

| August 20th, 2017

There was no giddy-up in this 2017 Chicago Bears season. There was no reason to believe this year’s model would be a significant improvement over 2016’s clanky, too-often-in-the-shop lemon. Then, in the first preseason game, a normally useless affair, the sun rose over a dark night sky. The narrative changed in an instant. There it was. There was the future. And that future was – dare we believe what are our eyes doth see – bright.

Last night the organization that drafted Mitch Trubisky went out of their way to shield their fans from that big, beautiful sun. Darkness returned. Mitch Trubisky didn’t get time with the first-string offense. Mitch Trubisky didn’t get time with the second-string offense. Mitch Trubisky was buried on the depth chart – behind two quarterbacks he’s infinitely better than – in a decision that was equal parts inane, irresponsible and indefensible.

INANE

Dear Ryan Pace,

Mike Glennon.

How much more do you need to see?

He hasn’t been any good in the games he’s played in the NFL. He hasn’t been any good in camp practices for the Bears. He hasn’t been any good in the two preseason games he’s started. When do you expect he’s going to suddenly become good? Is it going to happen between now and the start of the season? That’s not much time, Ry.

You had to see what we all saw last night. A running game getting bulk yardage and an offensive line dominating the line of scrimmage. Only one thing was missing. A capable quarterback. And you made the boldest move of the NFL Draft to acquire one! What the hell are you waiting for?

I know, I know you gave Glennon a boatload of cash. That was silly. But you’re in the clear on that now. Trubisky has given you a mulligan. There won’t be a single newspaper column criticizing you for making this move. You know why? Because nobody wants to see Glennon play a single snap for this franchise.

Trust your eyes. Glennon is awful. Make the move.

Love,

Jeff

IRRESPONSIBLE

Trubisky was forced to play with a collection of players who won’t be on the roster in two weeks. He was forced to play against a collection of players desperate to do anything to assure they don’t face the same fate in Arizona. And he paid for it.

This is the future of the franchise! Why would you subject him to this? What in god’s name does this organization think they’re proving with this “make him earn it” bullshit? I’ll tell you what they’re proving: they’re lost when it comes to handling a franchise quarterback.

Playing Trubisky with and against scrubs also serves no evaluative purpose. They are useless, dangerous reps. But it seems more than apparent the reason the Bears won’t be getting an accurate assessment of Trubisky is because they don’t want one.

INDEFENSIBLE

Here’s how Adam Hoge opens his excellent column for WGN Radio:

It’s time for the Chicago Bears to have a real quarterback competition.

That doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen, but it should.

Anybody with a remote control and a television tuned to either of the Bears’ first two preseason games can see who the most talented quarterback on the roster is — it’s the one that was playing in the fourth quarter Saturday night in Arizona.

And the Bears know that already. That’s why they traded up to draft Mitch Trubisky No. 2 overall in April.

If the Bears don’t give Trubisky a chance to be the starting quarterback, I won’t blame any Bears fan who decides to stay home when the Falcons come to town in September. If the Bears aren’t willing to put their best players on the field, why should you drop hundreds of dollars on the experience of watching them?

Go to a bar. Watch the Bears on TV. Because the bartender isn’t going to keep the cold Old Styles in the basement while serving you warm Schlitz. You know why? He knows you won’t come back.


The Bears have a chance to remedy this egregious error. In one week they’ll play their third preseason game – important if you believe Denny Green – against the rising Tennessee Titans. Start Trubisky. Start him. Give him three series behind professional offensive linemen. Three series throwing to professional wide receivers. Three series with a professional running game. Stop being afraid of the obvious. Start embracing the future.

The Bears are one decision away from turning 2017 into a exciting football season. How can the folks at Halas Hall be the only ones who don’t understand this?

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  • SC Dave

    Ha ha ha.

    I’m on the AT for the eclipse, but had I seen the game this response would have been utterly predictable.

    Oh, and does one presume against the 1s Trubisky magically won’t take a hit? Or that bigger, stronger, faster players will be more gentle?

    • I think it’s more that the 1st string OL is infinitely more capable of protecting the QB than the guys who will be selling insurance in two weeks who Trubisky was playing behind last night.

      • AlbertInTucson

        And putting him out there behind those insurance salesmen up against desperate guys trying to get noticed by taking out a QB is what is was completely “irresponsible” on the part of Bear management.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      I don’t understand why people are so worried about Trubs getting hit. This is football he is going to get hit.

      • AlbertInTucson

        It’s a question of more hits vs fewer hits.

        Don’t put him out there for target practice for the other team’s wanna-bees.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          I agree with not wanting to be target practice for other team’s wanna-bees. However SC Dave makes it sound like the hits will be worst from 1st team Ds

          • Scharfinator

            Probably harder but cleaner would be my guess. More skill means they hit harder, within the rules.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Operative word in this case is “Fewer”, hopefully, behind our #1s.

  • StarkyLuv

    At the VERY least, Trubisky should be backup. There was ZERO reason to play Sanchez last night.

    • BerwynBomber

      Except in limited duty, Sanchez looked better than Glennon.

  • BearDown100393

    So apparently the Bears’ primary conclusion after Preseason Game #1 was to reduce Mitch Trubisky’s meaningful playing time in a meaningless exhibition.

    Go Bears.

  • Johnnywad

    So Ryan Pace is a genius for getting the kid, after he was a dipshit for getting the kid. Now he’s once again a dipshit for not suddenlty reversing the stated plan of bringing the kid along slowly.

    Doesn’t the bulk of this blog constantly bitch about the fact that John Fox doesn’t have the ability to “develop” a quarterback? And isn’t “developing” a quarterback a process? Or is it just saying “To hell with it.”, and starting him? Perhaps what you’re watching is the very beginning of “developing a quarterback”.

    For crying out loud, it’s two preseason games. If the kid is what he appears to be, he’s gonna be a Bear for a long time. Let’s all just settle down a bit. He’ll get there.

    Pace boldly drafted a raw kid that looked to have loads of talent. He was bashed pretty hard right here, on this blog, for taking a kid with very little experience. Then the kid flashes and suddenly, Pace gets bashed for not immediately usurping Fox and anointing him the starter. Fickle bunch.

    And perhaps, bringing him along slowly to begin with against 2’s, 3’s and Arby’s Managers is EXACTLY the right way to do this thing.

    I’d like to see him play too. And I was hopeful Glennon would be good enough to provide just enough of an umbrella for MT. He’s clearly not.
    So we’ll wait and see. But I’d prefer to let Trubisky avoid that meat grinder that is the first half of the schedule. Just keep growing, and rock the back end of the schedule.

    • King of DBB

      As it stood, the future Arby’s managers roughed Tr00b up a bit. Sacked him twice, and one guy took a blatant knee shot at him. So he got a good taste of the rough stuff. His arm impressed again – but he also showed a tendency to lock up on his decision and throw into coverage and try and make throws that were not there. He needs more seasoning.

      Glennon sucks. His arm is wild, throwing wild balls with little touch or accuracy. His decision making is spotty. But he did run check downs and he did run a scoring drive.

      I’ve said there is no way Bears fans se Trubisky before the bye, and I also think you don’t see him on the field period this year. It was a mistake to lose Shaw. Bears have made some bad bad decisions along with some good ones with regards to guys to fill in on OL and DL. Bullard looks ready to step up into the NFL. So it’s a big mixed bag of good and bad, but Glennon showed enough last night to keep the press from trolling Pace too badly.

      Jeff, OTOH, he is never going to get off the soapbox no matter what Glennon does.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Bullard hurt.

        • King of DBB

          ahhh fuck. yeah, ain’t that the way. what is the injury?

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Ass

          • King of DBB

            butt hurt heals. I think.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Haha, it makes me giggle butt it’s a muscle and it’s hurt.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        “Glennon showed enough last night to keep the press from trolling Pace too badly.”
        sorry but the press is going to troll Pace.

      • willbest

        Every time I see this, I wonder why Arby’s

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      I didn’t like the Tr00b pick. With that being said how in the fuck do you sit that kid behind cucks so he can watch daddy get cucked. He’s a brash young talent and sometimes you have to learn by doing.
      I’d rather have him protected by the 1’s than have him knee capped by some scrub who got lucky against our great white success story of Taylor Boggs.

      Its not being fickle to acknowledge that the kid has more talent and skill and therefore should be given the chance to win the job straight up.

      If Birdcage can install the pussy package for fucking Mike Glennon then why can’t they play to Mitch’s strengths while he continues to develop the traditional skill sets of a 1996 drop back passer?

      • Johnnywad

        I just don’t think the Bears are gonna win much the first half. I guess I could argue that protecting Mitch for a bit, with the thought that he gets a better foundation under him in that half a season, leads to a better Bears career. I could be completely wrong about that. But that’s a fairly mainstream line of thinking with young quarterbacks.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          Not everyone can play 15yrs. The kid can learn and I guarantee you that teammates respond better to guys that play fast and aggressive than cuckold storks that inspire no one.
          I’m not asking to win every game. I’m asking for our team to compete like wild animals and TRY to fucking win every game.

          If you want to be conservative give Tr00b that cuckold cutdown playbook that they serve up for Glennon so he doesn’t have to take chances and then mix in the big boy plays and let the kids fucking try to make something happen. Just my 10 cents.

          • Corporal Clott

            That’s as dangerous as pulling out too late. I’m confident the coaching staff will know when to take the Chastity belt off of Trubinsky.

            See how I did that MB? Hee hee

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Same coaching staff didn’t unleash Howard until 4 or 5 games in.
            Same coaching staff allowed us to get stopped on 2nd, 3rd and 4th and short by not using Unrein or the split HB and 2RB I-formation last year.

            It’s a pattern of mismanagent.

          • Corporal Clott

            That’s debateabe given the fact there has been a huge void with lack of talent on this team for 6 or 7 years.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Doesn’t excuse the fear of playing the talent we then bring on just because we’ve had a lack of it in the past.

          • Corporal Clott

            That’s a fair comment.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Great point. And there was NO need for that. Week One he should be in there starting. Now with Gummo – they’ve already laid all of that out there, so I can’t really blame them for doing what they said they would do.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Playing Glennon is like wearing jeans and trying to dry hump to the finish

          • Corporal Clott

            Hahaha

      • Corporal Clott

        Glennon is Trubinsky’s condom while he sew’s a few oats yonny.

    • Scharfinator

      Shh quit being reasonable, Johnny.

    • fishing florida

      ”Pace boldly drafted a raw kid that looked to have loads of talent. He was bashed pretty hard right here, on this blog, for taking a kid with very little experience. Then the kid flashes and suddenly, Pace gets bashed for not immediately usurping Fox and anointing him the starter. Fickle bunch.” good points. always people at home who never played football that know better than fox or pace. lol

      • Irish Sweetness

        I’ll bet I played more football than Pace. I know I did. He put at least 40 minutes into researching his QBs though ….

        And let’s see our OL and LBs in action before we anoint Pace the new deity ….

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          You played college football?

          • Irish Sweetness

            Junior.15-17. The lowest level on planet Earth admittedly.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Fun fact: Bears general manager Ryan Pace played defensive end at Eastern Illinois from 1995-1999

        • Yeah, but you wanted Fournette or Watson.

          Thanks, but no thanks.

        • fishing florida

          another guy better that pace while in his recliner eating cheetos. lol.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Fox looks to have ‘developed’ Mitchy boy pretty damn quickly!

  • King of DBB

    Here’s Biggsy on Glennon’s performance:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-biggs-bears-patient-with-mike-glennon-spt-0820-20170819-column.html

    It’s a short article. Biggsy has just discovered you can melt marshmellow and add it to your morning toast, and it’s so much better than grape jam. So that shortens up his work in the a.m.

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      The problem is Trub cannot play the kind of football he played last week for 60 minutes during NFL regular season. NFL defenses will shut that down in 2 minutes. So Bears are stuck with Glennon for at least 4-5 games.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        So….. he’ll get tired of handing the ball off, throwing screen passes, hitting slot receivers on quick outs and occasionally running a bootleg and throwing outside of the pressure of the pocket?
        Sounds reasonable.

        That’s called football. Stick to annoyong political posts.

        Why the fuck am I responding to the Nigerian troll bot?

        • CanadaBear

          I actually agree with him (on this point) but you still got it! Made me laugh, as always!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Biggsy is the guy that wakes up at 3. a.m. to make a sandwich and wash it down with a gallon of ice cream. And gravy.

  • King of DBB

    On another note, for the Niners, Hoyah the Destroyah looked more lost than a Malaysian Airliner.

    So perhaps the Niners regret skipping Tr00b.

    • BerwynBomber

      Well, that was ALWAYS a potential flipped script possibility of the Lynch swindled Pace narrative. If Trisky pans out, Lynch will look like a fool.

      • Johnnywad

        Doubly so between the draft and the ones he signed.

        Pace: “Here. Take these.”
        Lynch: “What’s this?”
        Pace: “Couple draft picks and two bags of shit. Lemme get my coat.”

    • Irish Sweetness

      They got Paced.

      I cannot for the life of me figure how Hoyer/Barkley is anything other than an intentional tanking job. If not, why didn’t they take Watson or Kizer?

  • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

    Pace was right in not paying Alshon..attention to detail is not his thing. He was running wrong routes last year too.

    —-
    Roto:

    Eagles WRs coach Mike Groh belives Alshon Jeffery is “behind” mentally after missing time early in camp.

    Groh came to this conclusion after Jeffery ran an incorrect route in Thursday’s preseason win over the Bills. The play was one the Eagles have run two different ways in practice and Jeffery seemed to be confused by it. “Anytime you miss the amount of time that he did, he’s a little bit behind,” said Groh. “Fortunately, we have time for him to catch up.” Jeffery obviously isn’t grasping the team’s playbook as quickly as Groh had hoped, but he still has three weeks to cram before Week 1 against the Redskins. At least Jeffery’s shoulder, which had been bothering him at the start of camp, is no longer an issue.

    https://twitter.com/Jeff_McLane/status/899268919285997569

    • Jim Miller, who watches and breakdowns every Bear game, was glad Alshon left.

      He said Alshon ran lazy routes.

  • leftcoastdave

    The Real Story

    Coming in to this season, da Bears wanted to build upon the strength of last season with Jordan Howard being their number one weapon on offense. This due in large part to the best middle three line team in the NFL which is now in question with the injuries to Kyle Long and Eric Kush. That has been the primary focus of the first two preseason games, although if you read the self proclaimed pundits, it is all about the quarterbacks.
    The first preseason game against the Broncos, it was back to pounding the ball into the line on the first two plays from scrimmage. That initial focus which largely continued the entire time the first unit was on the field put Mike Glennon behind the sticks on down and distance and when he did drop back to throw, he was hurried, harried and hit.
    Last night the same formula was in place with Whitehair at LG, not Compton, and Grassu at center. While not perfect, the O line was much improved and Tarik the Freak was able to show his stuff. Mike Glennon also looked much better, but for two bad throws.
    While it is cheap and easy to play the QB controversy game, to do so misses the big picture. The first order of priority is the O line, without which this team loses games and Qbs to injury.

    That was the biggest story of last night.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      “Glennon also looked much better, but for two bad throws”
      You might want to get your eyes checked. There were more than 2 bad throws, then add the way he was staring down WRs.

    • Corporal Clott

      Oh yeah, who anointed you #1 Bear Fan? Hee hee

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        he doesn’t even live in Chicago. That’s one of the prerequisites of being a Great Bear Fan… at least according to GP. LOL

        • Corporal Clott

          Hahaha, that was funny.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Why live in Chicago anymore if you don’t absolutely HAVE to?

          • leftcoastdave

            Chicago is a nice place to visit, if you are careful where you go and are not so stoopid that you rent a car at ORD. I remember when mere mortals used to be able to get tickets to the Cubbies at Wrigley Field and riding the L to the game, back before Augie Bush took revenge upon beer drinkers after Harry Carry cucked him.

            But that is another story too often told.

          • Johnnywad

            What with all the stray bullets and snow.

          • willbest

            That is only in the 12 zipcodes they haven’t kicked the black people out of yet. They are working on it. CPS is closing down schools and making kids walk across gang turf while regional governing bodies are promoting section 8 out in the suburbs through strong arm manipulation. The West loop gentrification sprawl is almost to the United Center center these days complete with $500k 2BR condos and local hip bars/restaurants that charge you $8 for a 12oz Old Style. In fact, it might even be on tap at those places in some sort of retro bad is good and the craft brew scene being soo 2016 hipster irony mumbo jumbo.

    • AlbertInTucson

      He had two bad throws before the seats were warm. SMH.

  • CanadaBear

    I’m guessing once Howard went down the offensive game plan in AZ changed (to a very conservative O). Either way, I’m pretty sure Loggains has a better handle on when MT should start than anyone on here. Let it play out. Who cares if he doesn’t start for a while and the Bears suck? Unless you are the most optimistic Bears fan around, this isn’t their year.

    • leftcoastdave

      The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.

      Take another look at that D line. Not just Jon Bullard, Roy Robertson-Harris looked very good, perhaps better than where Bullard was last year at this time. Those are two young studs to add to the mix.

      Then there was the tude coming from the DBs hungry for take-aways. We got good safeties now and Crevon’s heart is into it which might have even sparked Fuller. Simms and Jackson are getting it done and suddenly we also have a return game again.

      I see the glass more than half full.

      • CanadaBear

        You always do! Good on ya!

      • Bender McLugh

        The return game is an awesome surprise, I don’t see it falling off much if any come the regular season. Top 10 baby

        • AlbertInTucson

          Easy. The Cardinal coverage teams were sub-par last year and, like their offensive line, the problems continue.

          • Bender McLugh

            Book it, Al. I think they’re gonna be great!

          • AlbertInTucson

            I admit. Early signs are encouraging for a change.

          • Bender McLugh

            Makes me smile

        • CanadaBear

          I wonder how much they will use Jackson if he’s starting (I hope) and same with Cohen if he’s getting his 10-12 plays/game?

    • Bender McLugh

      But it would make the season must watch, that part is true

  • Corporal Clott

    I think Jeff’s got a serious case of blue balls. Lol

    • CanadaBear

      That’s one good thing about being old. Blue balls isn’t much of an issue!!!!!!!!

      • Corporal Clott

        Yeah, so I’m told. I heard they either shrivel up and retreat or they drop to your ankles. Hee hee.

        • CanadaBear

          Both! The wang shrivels up and the balls drop! If any woman read that I’m sure she would be getting wet!

          • Corporal Clott

            Dang Canada. Lighten up my man, this kinda talk really excites you doesn’t it?

          • CanadaBear

            Like Al alluded to earlier, it’s like playing Euchre, if you’ve got a good hand, play it alone!

      • Irish Sweetness

        They’re so far away from my body now ….

    • AlbertInTucson

      Too proud to “Take matters into his own hands.”…?

    • Irish Sweetness

      I had too, waiting for Mitchell in that game. Thank God Sanchez wasn’t on for long …

  • fishing florida

    at the very least, trubisky should be alternating series with glennon at the start of the titans game. he needs to be seen with the number ones against their number ones. pace took a gamble in drafting trubisky. now take a gamble and give him a real chance. better than taking a gamble on injury that he was exposed to behind the bears’ third string offensive line. if he doesn’t get much time with the 1’s or 2′ in game 3, he won’t get much in the season if glennon stays the starter.

    • fishing florida

      Look guys I can post the same exact post 6 hours apart.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Did the Bears cut Roberto Aguayo yet? That missed kick was just awful looking.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Now, now. The Kick-off was nice and he DID make the P.A.T.

  • Corporal Clott

    Hmm….not sure which would be worse? Drinking cold old styles or watching Glennon start for the Bears in the regular season? Not a good comparison Jeff.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      pretty sure Jeff was comparing Glennon to the warm Schlitz, and the cold Old Styles would be Trubs.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      I’d drink freezing cold piss before Old Style.

      • Corporal Clott

        Lol. Yep, Guinness destroys taste buds.

      • Fresno BearDown!

        Beer is for pussies! Liquor is mans beer

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          I’d like to introduce you to some Belgian beers that would beg to differ!

          • Corporal Clott

            Wasn’t it the Belgians who raped, pillaged and murdered the Congolese? Evil bastards.

            Fack Belgium Beer! In it’s face!

            Feel me brah!

          • CanadaBear
          • Corporal Clott

            Hahaha, that was priceless.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            I don’t know, I’m from Chicago.

          • Corporal Clott

            Oh…you’re one of them huh? Lol

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            I didn’t know that was going to be on the test.

          • CanadaBear

            Check out the youtube clip on the post to Trac. It will make you laugh.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            haha, love it. Miserable, Fat Belgian Bastards

          • Irish Sweetness

            PALM!

      • leftcoastdave

        I hope you mean that you do not hold Old Style in very high regard.

        And honestly, it ain’t what it used to be, back when it was brewed in Gods country, “where the Bad Axe meets the Mississippi.” Actually a little north of there, but it was good advertising.

      • Bender McLugh

        Quitter

      • leftcoastdave

        BTW, just learned that Old Style is again krausened and back to being brewed in LaCrosse.

        If you’ve never been to God’s country, you need to check it out.

        http://statetrunktour.com/routes/35-2/

      • CanadaBear

        Back in the day I drank Old Stool Light because I could get it for $8/case on sale at Walgreens. It was ALWAYS on sale.

        • Corporal Clott

          Back in my day, nobody took old style to parties if they were serious about landing a hot chick. Just sayin..

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          I drank Hams for a while, mainly because we used to get it for $5 a case at the local drive thru liquor store.

          • leftcoastdave

            Back in the day, we got Huber Bock in the fall at $4/case bottles.

            Hauenstein was $3.89/case.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            That was probably a long time ago. I am talking about around 1998.

          • leftcoastdave

            Ah, yes, the mid to late 70’s. When good beer was cheap and cheap beer was for other people.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          you were just being frugal.

      • Irish Sweetness

        It tastes like Budweiser? Freezing cold piss might actually have some character .. unlike Budweiser.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    I wonder if Larry the mouthpiece from Chicago Bears Chalk Talk will answer the question i posed via email this morning:

    Dear Larry, why is Pace such a fucking pussy?

    Sincerely,
    You are a pussy too

    • AlbertInTucson

      Oh yes. I’m SURE he’ll put that at the top of his list of listener inquiries.

    • Corporal Clott

      You Sir are an animal.

    • King of DBB

      It would have been slightly funnier if you said: You, sir, are a pussy too.

      Comedy is about the little things.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        haha, i thought about various options and when i saw it in writing as a formal signature i couldn’t stop laughing for a minute or two.

  • AlbertInTucson
  • AlbertInTucson

    NFL Radio on Sirius/XM this morning “Movin’ The Chains”

    I don’t know who the hosts were but the former player said the following:

    “Trubisky should start but I played for John Fox in Carolina and he’s not starting a rookie at QB.”

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    I have Game pass and enjoy the condensed 30min game film. It allows me to watch many plays and get a feeling for certain performances.

    Please believe me when I tell you this.

    Hroniss Grasu is fucking terrible. Words cannot do it justice. Simply put, if you thought of every negative run, every 2 yd gain, every blown up screen, every rushed pass, etc, about 85% of them involved Grasu getting his ass handed to him.

    He MUST NOT be on the starting line this year. Every stretch run is in jeopardy off the snap, no pocket will remain uncollapsed and no 2nd or 3rd and short will be possible. Oh. My. God.

    • Corporal Clott

      I’ll take your word for it. How safe is Trubinsky gonna be?

      • EnderWiggin

        Apparently, he’ll be well protected on the bench.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          better wrap him in bubble wrap just to be on the safe side.

    • King of DBB

      Bears opponents shall enjoy the Hroniss Bonus:

      A bonus conferred upon opposing teams that allow them to blow the A gap sky high upon mere effort applied. Playing the Hroniss Bonus card negates the Cohen Dragon +6 card and cannot be combined with the Foxy Senility Bonus in a given drive.

      • Bender McLugh

        wow, Magic the Gathering reference, you’ve seen it here first folks!

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          Nerds!!!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Interesting.

      Well, fuck.

      But whoa now, how did we get so many yards on the ground if Grasu sucked?

    • Been saying it since he got drafted (which I suspect only happened cuz Long vouched for him)

      I seriously don’t think I’ve ever seen him go forward.

      He’s always on skates.

      Correction, I did see him go forward when he pulls only to see him whiff on a block.

      Dude is HORRIBLE.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        He does well on pretty much one type of block. The plays where he immediately releases to the second level and goes after a linebacker usually works out well….and on 80% of those plays someone else misses their block while pulling and the play gets blown up anyway.

  • fishing florida

    one thing we can say for sure, glennon isn’t very good. he is not starting caliber. if he starts the first four games, bears go 0-4. they very well could even with significant help from trubisky. also for sure, this bears team, glennon or trubisky, is not a playoff team. still lots of work to do. wide receiver corps does not look impressive to me.i really miss jeffery

    • fishing florida

      another thing we can say for sure, we should have kept my boy Cutler too.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I don’t miss AJ. Cam is a better receiver than Alshon. Cruz is a vet’s vet. Wright is fast. Wheaton is fast, Deonte is fast. Kevin is …. black.

      But Gummo? I was wondering how he turns around a 5-13 record … I guess you can’t.

      • fishing florida

        jeffrey would still be the best bears receiver….easily. keep deonte. kevin white is a bust. glennon not a starter, will flame out in the first 4 games. trubisky will start them and have a good year, but the team as a whole still has a long way to go.

      • fishing florida

        5-13? they play 16 games. take math over. back to grade school boy. lol.

  • Irish Sweetness

    How can the folks at Halas Hall be the only ones who don’t understand this?

    Because they paid him eighteen million dollars, Jeff. They laid out the plan, and they won’t be changing. Regardless of what we think.

    • willbest

      Its far better for Pace’s career if Glennon sucks and Trubisky replaces him than Trubisky sucking and Glennon replacing him.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Exactly. You put Trubs in in Week One, and he shits the bed three weeks in a row, what do you do? Put Gummo back in, whose morale you’ve just shredded?

        I would like to see Mitchell starting – he’s much further along than we had been led to believe – but it’s just not going to happen soon.

    • AlbertInTucson

      The last time the Bear organization was quick to admit a mistake like THIS was, I believe, never.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    a little shocking. I figured Boldin would play another couple years.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/20/anquan-boldin-leaves-bills-camp-says-hes-retiring/

    • AlbertInTucson

      Father time.

      STILL undefeated.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        Or he came to his senses and just realized he was in Buffalo.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          One more WR goes down and we may need him.
          Glennon would love to throw it behind a true pro like Boldin.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Bills would still own his rights so we would have to trade for him

  • AlbertInTucson

    I was willing to give Glennon the benefit of the doubt.

    Maybe he was nervous in front of the new home crowd for the first time last week.

    After last night, it feels like there is more doubt than benefit.

    • willbest

      Dress rehearsal is when I will worry, that is when the starters are supposed to give a flop and treat it as a legit scrimmage for the regular season.

      • AlbertInTucson

        The late throws and stare downs are very concerning.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Mitch threw the latest ball of anyone on Saturday ….

          • AlbertInTucson

            But HE’S the rookie.

    • Perhaps the most concerning issue is how he consistently stares downs receivers. That’s why DBs are jumping routes on him.

      That may have worked with the twin towers in TB where you can just stare down and chuck it up for grabs, but Birdcage O requires timing, anticipation and accuracy (Hoyer-type) not some stare down, slow-footed, inaccurate giraffe.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        I was actually waiting for Glennon to point to the receiver he was going to throw to before the snap. SMFH.

        • Irish Sweetness

          That would be the McGregor move. He’ll probably take up QB duties after he bashes Floyd.

          • CanadaBear

            You’re going to be so disappointed.

  • Tortured Bear fan

    “The Bears are one decision away from turning 2017 into a exciting football season” it was touching Jefe, I´ve already jumped on Trubisky´s Badwagon.

  • willbest

    I queued up the first episode of Defenders tonight, and legitimately nothing happened in it. It felt like I was watching one of those ensemble RomComs with 20 different actors/actresses doing different things that somehow all meet up at the end.

    Whatever happened to two heroes chasing same bad guy, they get in each others way, bad guy escapes, they fight about it for a while and then team up to get him? It would have taken like 5 minutes.

    • madscout12

      Game of Thrones, dude. Game of Thrones.

      • Irish Sweetness

        7 eps in this season, 6 in the last. WTF?

        • Scharfinator

          2 hour-ish movie episodes… so yeah, not so many. Gonna be intense.

    • Irish Sweetness

      It’s weird, as soon as I saw the thumbnail for an ad for it …. I could tell it was shit.

    • Malice Halice

      Finished the whole series. It was wack indeed. Me n girl was quite baffled that daredevil was the best fighter even tho he ain’t got no superpowers. Iron fist too ditsy, naive n a TERRIBLE fighter. They also had Misty FUCKED UP! I love a sista wit the curly-fro

  • Irish Sweetness

    1. Do we really want Mitchell facing some of the nastiest defenses in the NFL for the first 7 weeks? Or would it be better to let Gummo pebble-dash the old sheets there ….

    2. How in thee f**k does an oil-tanker do this to an American destroyer? Unless, y’know, it was really trying to? Is it that easy to sneak up on a U.S. Destroyer?

    • EnderWiggin

      Dang, that had to be a big ass oil tanker. Yeah, disconcerning how it could come to an impact.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM

      • SC Dave

        600ft is not big for a tanker

    • Corporal Clott

      Irish, Irish, Irish. You’re focusing on the plain reading of the event too much. The translation should be, “big oil owns McCain”. Got it?

    • Malice Halice

      The herb in Singapore is pretty strong i hear

  • Malice Halice

    Kinda pissed I missed the game. Guess I didn’t miss much. Glennon still a fuck up tho

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