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Bears Lose Home Opener, What’s Next? (Rapid Fire!)

| September 11th, 2017

Special thanks to Data for his post-game report yesterday. We’ll be trying to provide post-game content throughout the season.

  • Mike Glennon did everything Mike Glennon can do yesterday. And the Bears had a chance to win. Remind you of anything? It’s exactly what we were saying every week during Hoyer/Barkley last season. But when your passer is this limited, the rest of the team needs to be absolutely perfect. And the Bears are not good enough to be that.
  • If this is all the Bears are going to ask Glennon to do, not playing Trubisky makes even less sense. Trubisky can do everything Glennon did yesterday. Hell, Chad Hutchinson can do everything Glennon did yesterday. But Trubisky can extend plays with his elusiveness and extend drives with his legs. The Bears shouldn’t be playing Trubisky to develop their future. They should be playing him because he’d help them win now.
  • Didn’t foresee the Bears having no answer for Austin Hooper.
  • Not surprised at all by Tarik Cohen. The Human Joystick has been turning heads since he showed up for his first Bears practice and I’d imagine he’ll be lighting up fantasy waiver wires today. (I haven’t played fantasy football in 17 years but I suggested Cohen to a DFS player who won five grand yesterday.) Cohen is the Bears best offensive weapon.
  • Akiem Hicks is their best defensive weapon. Maybe giving guys millions of dollars the day before the opener should become a trend. That was a dominant performance.

  • I hate when Fangio has Leonard Floyd in coverage all day. I know the kid is versatile and CAN do it but with their limitations at edge rush, does it really make sense to send your best edge rusher away from the quarterback?
  • Kevin White. Broken collarbone. What is there to say? The kid’s Bears and probably NFL career will be defined by one fact: he could never stay on the field.
  • Tre McBride will be active Week 2. And don’t be surprised if Tanner Gentry is too. And don’t be surprised if the Bears call Titus Davis back to Lake Forest. They are now all hands on deck when it comes to wideouts.
  • Thirteen carries for Jordan Howard just doesn’t make sense, Dowell Loggains. Not when Mike Glennon is playing quarterback and not when Howard is getting four a clip.
  • What if Josh Bellamy had hands?
  • Nobody is going to run the ball effectively on the Bears.
  • Quietly, Pat O’Donnell was really good. Connor Barth made a fifty-four yarder. Tarik Cohen has put a burst in the return game. Bears specials are back?

Bears had every chance to win this game. But with this running attack and defense, they’re going to have a chance to win most of their games. How many is Glennon going to win? Very few.

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  • That Guy

    First to say Jeff still needs a new haircut.

  • beninnorcal

    Not a popular opinion, I’m sure, but Glennon actually looked ok when the gloves came off in the 4th. Neither of those drops helped him at all at the end.
    The blown coverage on that tight end was the difference in the game. Point fingers appropriately.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      16 plays to go 68 yards is not good.

      • Irish Sweetness

        It’s excellent if TOP and controlling the game is what you’re after.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          that was the last drive. We needed yards, to score. That was our hurry up offense that burned through our timeouts that would have been useful to have one when we were 1st and goal to win the game.

      • beninnorcal

        But we were in position to win and he threw two good balls that were dropped that should’ve won.

    • Sahr Gborie

      Fingers pointing at Glennon. His “good” performance in the 4th quarter is nothing to celebrate because it should be the norm. Good QBs don’t need their teams to be perfect to succeed. Instead they mask the short comings of third teams

    • Irish Sweetness

      Too much logic, Ben. It doesn’t fit the narratives that have been cast in iron.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Can we cut Glennon yet?

    • Irish Sweetness

      And when Mitch goes down you want Sanchize in?

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        fine by me. We ain’t winning with Glennon, might as well not win with Sanchez.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Bellamy and Howard dropped sure TDs. Not-winning was their fault.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I will refer to the first 3 quarters of the game, 41 passing yards. For 3 quarters Glennon did absolute shit except block 2 guys on a couple run plays.

          • Bender McLugh

            he checked down like a BOSS

        • Johnnywad

          His name is definitely more fun to say.

          Sanchez. Sanchez. Saaaaaancheeeeeezzz.

  • Corporal Clott

    Fair comments Jeff. Thank you.

  • Corporal Clott

    What’s next? How about a win? Yes, I’d like that very much.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    QBR 32.3, enough said.

  • Scharfinator

    “But when you’re passer is this limited, the rest of the team needs to be absolutely perfect. ”

    I said something similar last week. Unfortunately, the rest of the team wasn’t perfect. I’m fully on the Trub train now, Glennon was such a boring puke to watch.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      welcome aboard.

    • Bender McLugh

      and the OL showed they are the same as in Pre-season. Start the kid.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Yet he wins the game if either Bellamy or Howard hold onto the ball, beating the super bowl team in the opener. How fickle the fan.

      If Bellamy or Howard fuck up, Gummo’s the scapegoat.

      • Scharfinator

        Would have been great if they won, still was boring as fuck until Q4.

        • Winning is never boring. We’d all be ecstatic uf either Howard kr Bellamy cath those for a TDs

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I would be happy but I would have issues with Glennon.

          • willbest

            Wasn’t howard a yard short? if he were tackled inbounds it would have been the game.

          • Scharfinator

            Sure it is, but you’re right about this game.

  • Big Mike

    Need to rename this the Trubisky blog.

    • Bender McLugh

      hey Mike, so do you think the OL is up to the task of keeping the young guy clean? Any other reason not to throw him to the wolves?

      • Big Mike

        The line could protect Trubisky. Whitehair looked rough at Center. Which makes sense because he played LG all preseason. I thought for sure Grasu was going to get the call at Center and Whitehair at LG. Whitehair had two drive killing penalties and couple of bad snaps. He showed why he is a top OL the rest of the game, but if the plan was to play him at Center, he needed some reps during the pre-season. I am beginning to have long term worries about Kyle Long. He’s been out a long time. Sitton and Massie quietly had an exceptional game. Leno was good as well until the last play.

        • Irish Sweetness

          It’s Compton I’m worried about – anyone watch him?

          • Big Mike

            He did fine. He’s just not Kyle Long. Could have impacted play calling. I think the Bears will get a better balance of Howard/Cohen next week. There was a series or 2 where I believe the Bears should have had Howard in, instead of Cohen. Situation called for biting off steady chunks of yards without any negative plays. Cohen is electric, but the odds of him being tackled for a loss are > than Howard.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Thanks Mike.

    • Corporal Clott

      That’s on Jeff. He’s been way over the top with his comments but at least he was more sane with this thread.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        after what i saw yesterday, Jeff is on point with his comments.

      • Big Mike

        Give Glennon some room, let the rookie get ready. Bears put an exciting team on the field. His opinion is very valid. But let’s not tear down what we have. Glennon did fine. He’s playing the position. It’s not like Fox wants to lose his job. I just get tired of QB drama.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    For those that say we should not blame Glennon for the loss. If we still had Cutler and he performed like Glennon did yesterday. Who would you blame?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Loggains for not running it more. Control the clock and keep the ball away from your opponent. Our defense was stopping the run. Run it. Hit them with the play-action. Gummo was 65% no interceptions, had two TDs dropped. How does he get the blame?

      NB: We very nearly beat the defending AFC champs on Sunday. Two dropped passes in the endzone, either of which probably does it. How many game said we win last season?

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      Cutler got his chance for EIGHT fucking years.

      If Glennon is doing the shit he did yesterday for EIGHT fucking years, we will get on his case too.

      At least Glennon did not throw an INT to a fat DT like Cutler did in that 2014 home opener against Bills to lose the game. Nobody gave Bills a chance to win the game and yet they did on that 4th quarter INT. Remember that?

      At least Glennon protected the ball.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Wasn’t it ten? Eleven? Seemed like ten. I recall proposing The Elway Factor. The ten-year turnaround.

        But yes, in Glennon and Mitchell we have guys that will protect the ball.

    • BerwynBomber

      Was Cutler ever blamed for a loss in which he did not have a TO?

      Mondays were often Jay Cutler Excuse Day. Usually an INT or two had to be put on trial to see if we could absolve Jay of any wrongdoing.

      P.S. Not a big fan of Glennon but his comp is more Hoyer than Cutler. At least thus far. Closest guy on Bears roster to Cutler is arguably Sanchez who doesn’t have Jay’s skill set or regular season numbers but is more risk/reward like Cutler.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        that’s my point. I was a supporter of Cutler, and I would have blamed him for the loss if he had that exact performance. Why are some fans not outraged by the performance from a QB that has been in the league for 5 years? We should not be accepting of a Hoyeresque performance.

        • BerwynBomber

          I don’t think the Cutler Debates apply here one way or the other.

        • willbest

          Expectations. Cutler is expected to win a game if he is sitting on the 6 yard line with 4 attempts to the endzone. Glennon is not.

          I know Glennon was Mr. Checkdown, but I don’t understand why. He wasn’t in the PS. He wasn’t on the Bucs. His problem has always been accuracy but even when inaccurate he is pretty good at not turning it over. Its like he was specifically playing with his completion percentage in mind.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            If Glennon is not expected to win a game on 1st and goal. WHY IS HE EVEN PLAYING!!!!

            And yes Glennon was the same way on the Bucs, for the first 3 quarters of every game he played. It was only in the 4th Quarter that he let it fly. But he was able to throw jump balls to Vincent Jackson back then.

          • willbest

            Glennon did everything he was supposed to in that situation. Cutler is supposed to hurdle 2 defenders and run it in himself.

          • Cutler is also expected to throw into triple coverage and get stripped sacked, so cuts both ways.

          • Irish Sweetness

            “Cutler is expected to win a game if he is sitting on the 6 yard line with 4 attempts to the endzone. Glennon is not.”

            Why not? We’re paying him more than Cutler was getting paid this year.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Hoyer can’t throw it as far as Mike.

          Personally, I wish Cutty was still here, I don’t get why you’d swap Cutty for Glennon, lose the playbook knowledge, and pay the guy more ….

      • Irish Sweetness

        Good point, Ber. Gummo didn’t have a TO. In fact he did well with a botched snap.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Further thoughts upon re-watching:

    1. Hindsight being 20/20 and all that, when you’re getting more than six yards per carry, why would you bother throwing more than 25 passes? We threw 40. We were running at will. There was a damn FB in the I-formation. The zone blocking thing they have down. Why make him be Vadgers? Run it until your opponent shows you they can stop it. Then when they stack the box, bring out the old play-action. Kids stuff.

    2. Gummo did okay. And we learned more about him. Who knew the guy was a blocker? I saw two great blocks! He protects the ball well when he’s being sacked, clutches the rock. He recovered well from a botched exchange, calmly followed it, picked it up and chucked it out of bounds. Two game-winners were flat dropped on him, and he’s everyone’s hero only for that. Leading to ….

    3. I don’t know if Jordan will ever be a receiving back to be trusted. It’s just his instinct to look up-field before he’s got the ball. How old is he?

    4. Tarik and Jordan should be on the field together. That’s a 1-2 punch. Have to be ready to either get a load up the middle, or deal with a pinball shooting out to the flats. Cohen looks really dangerous but we may not have him for extended periods. How long can he last? Dude’s a baller though. The defense can get a pass or run look with the two of them on the field. No more passes to Jordan when Tarik is available.

    5. How many times did we throw it at Dion? He has hands, he’s huge. He should be our #1 target downfield now. I didn’t realize he was so big, yet nimble. Well worth some cash.

    6. Man are we fucked in the middle of that defense, passing wise. Danny T ain’t gettin’ it done. Safeties out to lunch. Eddie Jackson looks lost. And the drafting of Adam Shaheen in the second (with Sims and Miller on board) is bewildering. Budda Baker, Obi, Kareem Hunt anyone? Fuller can’t/won’t tackle, Jackson ditto. Didn’t see much of Cooper.

    Positives: Dion and Tarik. Run game. Run defense. Kevin’s spot is free for a wide receiver.

    Negatives: Pass defense + Vic Fangio generally. That 80 yarder to Hooper is indicative of Fangio’s philosophy. Offensive philosophy. I don’ think Loggains has the balls to be a running team while Gummo is in there.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      “why would you bother throwing more than 25 passes? We threw 40. ”
      We threw the ball 16 times on the last drive, and only went 68 yards.

      • The balance was very good until need dictated otherwise in the last 2 drives.

        The problem was that their first 15 pass plays (until the last play of the 3rd quarter) netted them a total of 13 yards.

        • For more context here: after they went down 20-10 in the 4th quarter, they ran 25 offensive plays, which were all passes.

          Prior to that point, they had 19 passing plays and 19 running plays.

        • Scharfinator

          So I suppose it isn’t on Loggains (other than maybe being predictable), but on player execution.

          Glennon bears the heaviest responsibility, but the rest of the O shares some blame too.

          • Again, I need to see All-22 to confirm, but it seemed like the WRs struggled beating press coverage yesterday.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I think that was the knock on Wright in Tennessee, and Wheaton in Pittsburgh.

      • Irish Sweetness

        So? Point is, if you run the ball well, then run it. If you can’t pass it well, run it more, then the game is controlled and there’s no rush in the fourth.

    • Bender McLugh

      your take on the secondary is laughably wrong Irish. Did you watch the damn game? Demps was the one who was getting beat, all the others played a solid game against one of the best WR cores in the league. Not sure what you are looking at

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        not sure if anyone knows what he is ever looking at.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Well you could certainly apply that to your narrative on Glennon. Some folk have decided he’s Satan, and that’s it.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Actually no, just rewatching every little clip I could find. Jackson missed a howler, I think on the long one or the 40 ayrder.

    • In the 1st half, they ran it 11x and threw it 11x. That’s good balance, though it took until the last drive to make it look balanced (was 11/4 until the final drive that was all runs, which coincidentally went for a TD).

      But here’s the thing… ATL made some sort of adjustment at halftime that shut down the run game. 11 runs for 99 yards in the 1st half, 8 for 26 in the 2nd. And as a result, they completely shut down Chicago’s entire offense until they pulled back into a safe zone after going up two scores in the 4th quarter. Until that point, Chicago had run 16 offensive plays for 44 yards in the 2nd half.

      I need to see it on All-22 to confirm, but on first watch it seemed like they put their CBs in aggressive man press coverage, pulled both safeties up into the box, and basically dared the Bears to do anything over the top. Which they absolutely could not.

      Part of that is on Glennon, but part of it is on the WRs too.

      • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

        Part of it is on OL too. There was just too much pressure on any attempted pass play and just not enough time for the routes to develop.

        • Disagree there. I thought the OL was excellent yesterday.

          The first three sacks were all 100% on Glennon, IMO, as he held the ball too long and/or was too incompetent to make the easy move and avoid the pressure. He even had an escape route available for the last sack that ended the game, though that would have been a bit trickier.

          For the majority of the last 2 drives, Glennon had time and a perfectly clean pocket, even though Atlanta knew they needed to pass and was pinning back their ears.

          I think part of it is that Glennon is SO bad under pressure that it makes the overall OL look worse. If he doesn’t have a perfectly clean pocket, he can’t deliver an accurate throw, so literally every time he’s pressured even a little bit sticks out in your head.

      • You mean Fox got outcoached after half-time?
        Noooo
        That’s why we keep losing all these close Hoyer-Glennon type games. That and execution on must score-stop downs.
        This team can’t seem to ever turn the corner.
        They need one signature win to build that confidence but instead they settle for close losses.
        But at least Albino Lovie can’t hide behind “what ifs” after thus season

        • CanadaBear

          I’ll give them a pass about a “close loss” this game. The dirty birds were the best team in the NFC last year.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I don’t give much credence to the whole Best team in NFC last year stuff. Do you know who was the Best team in the NFC was 2 years ago? Panthers… they finished 6-10 last year.

          • CanadaBear

            Does Atlanta look like a sub .500 team to you?

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Panthers did not look like a sub .500 team after one game last year either.

        • To be fair, ATL had a lot more to work with when it came to making adjustments. The Bears’ offense is very limited personnel-wise, which is partly self-inflicted (Glennon) and partly dictated by injuries to WRs.

          Bears’ defense, which has more to work with, kept Atlanta shut down outside of that one awful blown coverage (definitely a coaching error not to call time out).

          And Atlanta’s coaches almost cost them the game by going into soft zone with 12 minutes left. CHI offense had less than 45 yards (I forget if exactly 42 or 44, not gonna re-calculate) on 16 plays in the 2nd half up until that point. They adjusted to shut down the run, and Chicago had nothing to counter with until they backed off. Their coaches almost Lovied that game away; ATL fans should be FURIOUS with them today.

          My fear is that TB (and PIT, GB, every team on their upcoming schedule) will look at that film and see the obvious blueprint for how to stifle Chicago’s offense. And I legitimately don’t know what they can do to counter it, short of putting Trubisky in and hoping his mobility/threat of running helps open things up a bit and buys more time for WRs to get open.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            blueprint for how to stifle Chicago’s offense…. Make sure Glennon continues to start.

            It’s a conspiracy. Each week the opponent will allow Glennon to not look awful on a drive or 2, therefore ensuring he keeps starting.

          • willbest

            Hm… what do we do with the #3 pick next year. QB is going 1 and 2. Is there a Von Miller or Kuchley… Hell at this point we need an Amari Cooper.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Why not #1?

            1. Would you draft Darnold (with Mitchell under contract)?
            2. Trade down from #1 for multiple picks?

          • willbest

            Because the jets and 9ers are tanking and we arent

          • “We’ve got the game in hand, time to back off so next week’s opponent can get an easy W too!”

            That only works until next week’s opponent is somebody they want the Bears to beat.

            (I know in reality nobody does this. Just the thought of it is funny)

          • SC Dave

            Yawn… broken records are so booooring

          • willbest

            Wheaton open 40 yards down the field with nobody within 10 yards of him will do it. You even almost hit that, and you no longer will have 9 in the box.

          • Irish Sweetness

            That’s kind of his game. That’s what he’s for.

            And the beauty of the Howard-Cohen show is that if you run it a lot, all that deep stuff opens up for you.

          • willbest

            The beauty of not having quality WRs is D’s get to crowd the line.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Stifle us? If we attack teams from the I-formation, or two-back sets, we can hurt a lot of teams on the ground, and the play-action is there for you. Teams can’t account for players like Cohen. He breaks one tackle and it’s day-day. You have Jordan on the same field? Good luck. Give me Sims and Thompson for the passing, that’s all she wrote.

            Admittedly, if our Mitchell is under Center, then it all looks so much sexier ….

      • Irish Sweetness

        That’s what I mean, why be balanced when you do one thing better?

  • Bears-4-Ever

    Once again it would seem we have a mediocre Bears team. Sure we have spots of light that shine here and there but over all as a unit they are not contenders. The Bears (Ownership/Coaches) will never take a chance on Trubisky until the ship is sinking and about to capsize. Maybe with a new ownership with vision and a will to win football games they would, but not with this front office. Nope, they will leave Glennon in there because that’s the call they made and no one can tell them different. Until Glennon is hurt or the season is already down the drain will they play the Kid. It’s sad really but it’s the way it is in Bearland. Very depressing but what else is new.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      Call 1-800-273-8255

      just in case.

    • Irish Sweetness

      We were a c**t-hair away from beating the NFC champs. We were 3-13 last season. This is one tough room.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Pace is so pleased with this game.

    I’m not even going to waste space typing on this game. You all watched the first 3 quarters. You saw the checkdowns, you saw the refusal to push down the field, you saw the refusal to use anyone outside of Cohen saving your ass with 2nd, 3rd and 4th efforts.

    How many catches did our TE’s have outside of the 4th quarter? Unacceptable.
    How many catches did Wright have outside of the 4th quarter? Unacceptable.
    How many vertical plays did you see in the first half? Unacceptable.

    When gameplan like that against the highest scoring team in the league what did you think was going to happen. People were so fucking pleased with 10-10 at halftime and that’s exactly how Pace wanted you to feel. Staying in the game just long enough to keep it respectable.

    Fox will no doubt point to having a chance to win but that would have necessitated a last minute game winning drive. What about the rest of the fucking game? Why make it come down to that?

    They wasted a decent defensive performance and lost to a Conference opponent that they could have beaten. Do you think the players are oblivious to the lunacy of the first 3 quarters? Frustration will build.

    • Bender McLugh

      you say Gameplan which means it’s all on Loggains. It’s not.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Gameplan is the overall Fox plan to keep it close to the vest in order to try to stay in striking distance to win. He’s actually said it on record. It’s a pussy strategy.

        • Bender McLugh

          gotchya

        • CanadaBear

          It might not be the most courageous strategy but it probably is the smart strategy. Trying to go up and down the field with the dirty birds would have ended REALLY badly.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            You gotta incorporate short and mid range throws to slot receivers and tight ends. We did not.

          • CanadaBear

            Sims had a good day.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            But he had 2 catches. Miller only had 4. With no WR’s that is a huge issue.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Definite baller. He might become our go-to guy other than Deonte.

          • Irish Sweetness

            You have to catch the easy balls in the endzone. Jordan did not.

    • Scharfinator

      How many times did Glennon shit the bed and miss good deep routes? How many times did the OL fail to keep things steady?

      Honest questions, I don’t have all 22.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Putting Glennon and deep routes in the same sentence is just what I needed to brighten my flu affected morning. Thank you for that Scharfinator.
        There was some pressure and when there was shit came off of the rails immediately. When there was no pressure he still checked down. The TE’s were not used, the slot receivers were not used. It was Cohen pulling shit out of his ass and Howard with consistent 3-6 yd runs.
        Without 2006, 2010 or even a 2012 type D this will be a futile plan of attack.

        • Scharfinator

          Hee hee 🙂 Feel better!

        • Irish Sweetness

          In doing all of that, he didn’t lose the game. Jordan did.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        I don’t have all 22 either. I would like to know the following. How many times did Glennon check down before routes were able to develop?

    • Irish Sweetness

      How much of that frustration is there if Howard holds onto the ball? Not a jot. Beating the NFC champs would have been amazing.

      He gets a lot of love, but no criticism from the blog. Jordan is a dogshit receiver.

  • ThompsonWay

    I thought that Bellamy got held in the endzone. If the refs did their job the Bears should’ve been first down on the one yard line. The Bears just don’t get the respect other teams get.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      he was held coming out of his break and it affected the catch.

      • willbest

        Yes, well Brees, Rodgers, or Brady wasn’t throwing the ball so it is what it is.

        Wasn’t the first time the game the Refs hosed us. It should have been 3rd and 3 to start the game except for the most generous spot I have ever seen. Oh and how many challenges did Foxy end the game with? Both of them…

        • AlbertInTucson

          That spot was ridiculous.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          the spot definitely hurt. That’s on the coaching staff. You could pay an attentive child videogamer in Spree, Bottlecaps, Skittles and Fruit by the foot to make quick decisions about ball spot.

    • chitownproud85

      Yeap. Hurtssssss to think about it but it did look like the throw was on and Bellamy had his man beat. That tug and Josh getting his head around a second late…game of inches. Damn

    • AlbertInTucson

      Definitely a “no call” P.I.

      Good teams get those calls.

      That kind of respect has to be earned.

      Bears don’t qualify for that.

  • chitownproud85

    Jeffs twitter is pure comedy. The guy has to have placed a bulk order for Glennon voodoo dolls by now. Goodness.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      I would question any fan’s sanity that did not have an order for Glennon voodoo dolls after yesterdays performance. The guys SUCKS!

    • BerwynBomber

      Exactly. Seems all-consuming. Can’t imagine it not seeping into all facets of his life.

    • willbest

      If Jeff comes to Chicago while Glennon is still QB1 I think I am going to crowdsource some security for Glennon.

  • CanadaBear

    Somehow it’s seems to be all on Glennon that the Beloved lost yesterday. I would think some timely dropped passes and the fact that the Bears WR’s were the worst in the league before their top 2 went down would have some bearing on it but I guess not. Glennon is mediocre at best. If Bellamy or Howard hang onto the ball, it would have been good enough. They played the best team in the NFC last year and should have beat them.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      but we didn’t beat them. and we should all have a problem with the extremely mediocre play of Glennon. Just to note, I would have a problem with it if we had won.

      • CanadaBear

        There are no guarantees MT would have done any better. I’m baffled why people seem to think they know more than the coaching staff that sees both players everyday. You don’t think Foxy would play MT if he thought it gave them a better chance to win? He knows better than anyone if he doesn’t end up close to .500 he’s gone. Last I knew MT couldn’t sort out the D at the LOS. That’s a recipe for getting him injured.

        • Bender McLugh

          For me it was all about the OL and the talent around the QB. They proved they’re ready to not get MT killed, and I can’t stand watching Glennon play QB. So in my selfish opinion, I want to see MT in that O.

          • CanadaBear

            Nothing against the OL. MT was having trouble identifying the Mike in the D. He was calling out incorrect adjustments. For me, that’s a recipe for a LB to come screaming in untouched. Patience Bender, it won’t be long.

          • Bender McLugh

            siii, patience. Hopefully not too long. I definitely see the upside to this team now, which is what I was hoping for. Winning games would be nice too

          • Irish Sweetness

            We all do. I haven’t heard anyone say otherwise.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          You are right MT might not have done better, however he would be learning. And no I don’t think Fox would play MT, I think he gave glennon his word that he would be the starter, and he is known as a players coach so I don’t think he would go back on it.

          • CanadaBear

            I think that was Pace that promised MG this year, not Fox.

          • Irish Sweetness

            That’s more likely it, Mike was told he’s the man. Thing is, he was told that before ‘The Man’ was drafted. Shit got real.

        • Corporal Clott

          This is really my point as well. With a young rook, I cant understand why people dont realize he’s gonna make questionable decisions that often are worse than the decisions a less talented game manager will make. You gotta trust the staff on who gets to start don’t you?

      • Irish Sweetness

        Penis, how is it Glennon’s fault that Howard and Bellamy dropped TDs?

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          not really blaming the drops on Glennon, Glennon had 2 mediocre drive in the 4th quarter. The rest of the game he was a shit show.

          • SC Dave

            I think the point is they were in a position to win, and withput dropped passes, they would have done so.

            Seems okay to me, if bellamy gets the holding call, or Howard catches and scores.

  • BerwynBomber

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog Mike Glennon is a terrific backup QB. He did yesterday what you’d ask of any backup: give the team a chance to win and don’t lose game.”

    My assessment as well. Hoyer was like that too. One of the best back-ups in the league but only marginal as a starter. (Actually, I wouldn’t mind Sanchez as a back-up if I was a contender due to his experience, and specifically big game experience.)

    That said, I can also see the logic in giving Glennon some more starts before coming to that ultimate determination.

    • chitownproud85

      Agree with the above sentiment. Its going to be a very long week, waiting on the Bucs. I had written the Bears as 0-4 to start the season, because I couldnt see a single win. After yesterday, am I the only one seeing 2-2? Wishful thinking I suppose. I dont think they can beat the Packers in week 4, but Bucs/Steelers? I’m taking Bears.

      • leftcoastdave

        My call was four wins against the Queens and Kitties. Browns, Bengals and 9ers make 7. That leaves the Bucs, Steelers, Panthers, Saints, Ravens and Iggles, and of course the nemesis to the north.

        I can see ten wins there.

        The D line was awesome but clearly missed Bullard. I liked seeing RRH with his wingspan used in rotation as well. Keeping Hicks and Goldman fresher will result in more sacks. That was a great performance as it was against one of the best O lines in the league.

        • Bullard played 21 snaps yesterday. RRH played 18, Unrein 31, Goldman around 33, and Hicks like 45.

          Hicks was on the field for over 80% of Chicago’s defensive snaps. They need to rotate him more, he looked gassed late in the game and his impact significantly lessened.

          I think the ideal is about 2/3 of snaps for your top guys. So that would be Hicks and Goldman. With a 2.5 man line, that leaves the other 3 rotating guys playing about 1/3 of the snaps each.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Snaps for ballers only.

            If you ain’t on the scene, don’t play on the green. We need that third lineman.

      • BerwynBomber

        Our D looks stout, in particular the DL and/or the front seven. And Cohen seems like the goods. Darren Sproles 2.0.

        Hard to say about the Cheese. They have Rodgers, of course. But yesterday seemed (surprisingly) more about their D, though how much of that was attributable to SEA’s O and specifically SEA’s Oline is up for debate.

        I was surprised by what Pie Face did to ARI. Will be interesting to see what MIN looks like tonight.

        • CanadaBear

          I saw a lot of that Loins game. It was up for grabs for a long time and then a couple of picks and it went off the rails for the Cards.

          • BerwynBomber

            Did you know Stafford broke or tied some league record for 4th Q comebacks last year? Apparently dated back to the 1970 merger. He had eight.

            Yeah, Palmer had a horrible day, though not on Dalton’s level.

          • CanadaBear

            The announcers were talking about it yesterday. I knew he had a bunch of comebacks last year.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Arizona are fucked now. The only good thing about their team is gone for the season.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        if we are 2-2 it will not be because of anything Glennon does, unless its blocking.

  • PFF splits passing stats into pressured and unpressured situations. Here’s what happened yesterday:

    Unpressured: 20/27 for 171 yards (6.3 ypa), 1 TD, 102.5 passer rating
    Pressured: 6/13 for 42 yards (3.2 ypa, 54.0 passer rating) , 4 sacks for -37 yards, so net of 5 yards on 17 plays.

    Three thoughts:
    1) 6.3 yards per attempt when completely unpressured is just awful. An average QB gets around 7.5 yards per attempt in all situations total. That said, 20/27 with a TD is pretty solid.
    2) Great job by the OL. 25 of those 44 dropbacks came in obvious pass situations on the last 2 drives, yet he was only pressured on 39% of dropbacks. That’s outstanding work.
    3) 5 net yards from 17 plays pressured is not anywhere close to acceptable.

    • King of DBB

      Data is data-driven.

    • Scharfinator

      Yummm crunchy data

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Awful!. SMH.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Wow, good job Data.

      One definite argument for starting Mitchell is his ability to deal with pressure (admittedly from third stringers in PS). But regardless of opposition level, he did show us his ball-placement on throws (impeccable), and one in particular that spoke volumes … 4 DBs converging on a receiver, and the ball was still placed where only the receiver could catch it. Incredible.

      He can throw accurately on the run, and doesn’t put the ball in harm’s way.

      I think we all know what’s going on. Everyone in the building wants him at QB, but there is the small matter of Mike Glennon’s contract and/ feelings (especially if you have to go back to Mike after Mitchell browns the bedsheets).

    • SC Dave

      And if the TD st the end had made it 15 net yards (or whatever) no one would care.

  • leftcoastdave

    The corners did an amazingly adequate job. Demps was the surprise disappointment with that blown assignment up the middle and missed tackle.

    This team will be very good.

    • BearDown100393

      Minus that whole 88 yard thing.

      • leftcoastdave

        Yup. Demps. Went right to double team a WR over the top and left the middle wide open. Then missed the tackle.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          We had LBs messing up on that play also. An LB should have been with him, but 2 LBs went to the same underneath crossing route.

          • The biggest failure on that play was not calling a time out before it happened. Somebody took a screen shot of what the defense looked like shortly before the ball was snapped: https://twitter.com/DaBearsBros/status/907260931691962368

          • willbest

            taking timeouts on defense is something coaches loathe to do.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            more than giving up an 88 yard TD reception?

          • I’d rather burn a time out than give up an 88 yard touchdown on 3rd down.

          • willbest

            I don’t disagree, just pointing out what is hardcoded into their DNA.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Hooper had 140+ yards on TWO receptions. He’s only 6’3, BTW.

    • King of DBB

      I miss Conte

      • you’ll see him this week, he’s starting for the Bucs.

    • Irish Sweetness

      The blown assignment may have been a linebacker, since when are safeties responsible for TEs?

  • BearDown100393

    Pace outbid himself to overpay for a backup quarterback to start games as a smokescreen in order to move up in the draft and nab Mitch Trubisky so he can sit on the bench and watch Glennon.

    Got it.

    • BerwynBomber

      Pace decided to take two cracks at finding a franchise QB. Glennon is the older longshot (and we are only overpaying him for one year). Trubisky is the younger, better chance.

      They will give Glennon a few games/half of a season to prove he is not the guy and then they will turn to the rookie. It is probably the safest way going about the test.

      • Bender McLugh

        hope it doesn’t take half the season

        • Irish Sweetness

          We don’t have the SB roster anyway, I don’t any part of a playoffs that we can’t win.
          ‘Taking part’ is bullshit. A la Mr. McGregor, I’m not interested in taking part, we should be taking over.

      • BearDown100393

        Havent seen enough yet?

        • BerwynBomber

          I lean toward the #PlaytheKid crowd but can also see the temporary reasoning behind the #TheKidCanWait crowd.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Then he should have ridden Glennon/Sanchize all the way in the Sam Darnold stakes ….

  • willbest

    The thing that I don’t understand about Glennon is he can go down field. He was throwing to VJax (in his prime) and Mike Evans. So why did we see zero attempts beyond 20 yards, and only ~5 over 10?

    • BerwynBomber

      My question too.

      My guess it is due to fear on a couple/few different levels. Plus, our receivers wouldn’t engender much confidence in any QB who was skittish about ball security.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Both of those guys are 6’5. No big targets outside of Dion might be the reason? Cam was our tallest receiver, then probably Kevin …

    • SC Dave

      Because we let the only WR to trust on those walk to Philadelphia.

  • BerwynBomber

    Did Wheaton dress yesterday? Or play a down? Hopefully, he can flash when he sees the field.

    As periodically lame as our receiving corps has been in the past, this group might rate right with our most ineffectual. Drop Earl Bennett on this squad and he would seem like a PBer.

    • willbest

      inactive. Somebody mentioned he should play next week. I don’t know if he is going to have his burner speed though. But we desperately need it.

      • he’s been physically able to run after the appendix for like a month now. Broken pinkie shouldn’t stop running, so I imagine his speed will be about normal.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    I would like to point out that I defeated Biskits and Titties in our opening game this past weekend.
    I accomplished this feat, as GP can attest to, with 1 QB and half of my team sidelined by Hurricane Irma. The guys really banded together behind Pie Face and my RB’s Tarik Cohen, Darren Sproles and Christian McCaffrey really picked up the slack.

    • willbest

      How did the white boy pick up the slack he had 85 YFS and lost a fumble, with no big plays.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Tarik Cohen picked up his slack. Par for the course.

  • Jokey

    I like Cohen but did you see the hits he was taking? I can’t see him making it through a season without concussion issues.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      that is correct.

    • Said this in my article yesterday: he had 16 touches (plus another couple that didn’t officially count due to penalties). That’s not sustainable.

      Darren Sproles averages 11 touches/game on his career (runs, catches, returns). That 10-12 range has to be the target for Cohen.

      • Jokey

        I read the posts out of order, I’m not used to waking up to 2 blog entries waiting for me. I hope it’s the start of a trend.

        • Jeff said he’s going to try and get one out on game day every week. I don’t know if I’ll be the one writing it each time, but he asked me on Saturday night if I wanted to do week 1.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Can’t see him making it through October. He was dropped on his head badly on one tackle I saw. Won’t be there by Christmas.

  • willbest

    And in the regression to the mean category….

    Hoyer 24/35 193, 1 INT, 4 sackeds.

    • willbest

      And more from around the league. Kizer was sacked 7 times. Now I know Cleveland spent big money on the o-line so either they are Cleveland or he is holding the ball too long.

      • AlbertInTucson

        And the difference in THAT game was a blocked punt for a Steeler TD.

  • willbest

    Holy hell the Jags rolled up 10 sacks on Houston QBs. Could it be that they finally got that big money D working together?

    Fournette debuted with a 100 yard game but on 26 carries that isn’t all that impressive. Longest was 17, he was 3/3 on catches though.

    I know it was against Indy who typically has a bad defense but Goff was an impressive 21/29 for 301 yards and a TD

    • AlbertInTucson

      Two Words: Calais Campbell.

      Cardinals’ loss was Jaguars’ gain.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Their secret weapon!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Could be that Houston’s line is really really bad. But one would hope all that cash has to have an effect.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Freeman in concussion protocol, per Biggs.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-kevin-white-tarik-cohen-10-thoughts-biggs-20170911-story.html

    Interesting stuff, Brad but, don’t title your article “10 Thoughts…” and then post 16 thoughts.

    I would still look at it if you titled it “16 Thoughts…”

    • just reported he also has a pectoral injury.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Sigh.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Wow. Truly fucked in thee middle. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

  • willbest

    Just a thought on the Bucs game. They could see about doing it anywhere on Monday night.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    BIGGS: Mike Glennon settled down as the game went on and was efficient in the fourth quarter when the Bears needed to move the ball.
    REALITY: the Bears needed to move the ball for the other 3 quarters as well and then they wouldn’t need a 4th quarter comeback.
    BIGGS: The bottom line is he was one completion – one pass – away from being hailed as a pretty darn good player in his first start for the Bears and his first start in the NFL since 2014.
    REALITY: A pretty darn good player? Is the bar set so fucking low now that we’ll accept like 30fucking yards of passing before a 4th quarter drive? What in the fuck guys.
    BIGGS: He needed to toss a touchdown at the end that would have won the game and it didn’t happen. He finished 26 of 40 for 213 yards and one touchdown. It wasn’t spectacular but the one thing coach John Fox has circled back to when talking about the quarterback since the offseason began is turnovers. Glennon didn’t turn the ball over and so from that standpoint, the debut was a solid one and one the Bears are willing to live with for the time being.
    REALITY: and that is called the cuckold’s guide to playing like a total bitch in the NFL while squandering the defensive effort. Welcome to 4-12 you pussy fucking cuck coaches and nice likable checkdown captain gummo.

    • CanadaBear

      FFS, we listened to you alibi for Cutler for 8 fucking years and now we have to listen to you nitpick Glennon’s performance. Unreal.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        haha, if you remember I put this loss on coaching. This was just the straw that broke the camel’s back for me as our own Chicago media defends one of the most pedestrian and mundane offensive performances in recent memory from the squad.
        Either Glennon didn’t push the ball down the field in the first 3 quarters or Loggains didn’t dial up the plays to allow him to do it. Regardless, to allow this to be acceptable is unacceptable.
        I watched the game like many others and was completely uninspired except for the herculean efforts of the tiniest dude on the field.

        I take offense as a fan when the QB checks down immediately.
        I take offense as a fan when the coaches don’t push the envelop AT ALL.
        I take offense as a fan when the media give everyone a pass.
        I take offense as a fan when the media give the coaches a pass.

        in the last part of my breakdown that section was all about coaching. We don’t get to have it both ways. I didn’t bring up Cutler but if he was playing and did what was done on Sunday someone would have firebombed his mansion. The entire media would have been talking about his putrid yards per attempt which denotes a completely inefficient and ineffective passing game. The fans would have cited the first 3 quarters as THEEE reason for the loss. But, I’m not talking about Cutler. I’m talking about my pissy response to Biggs being a bitch and letting people off the hook.

        Also, technically, I was nit picking a section of Biggs’ article that was particularly offensive to me.

        You simply cannot tell me that Mitch couldn’t have run that 1929 offense that we did in the first 3 quarters.

        • Bender McLugh

          Cohen was anything but mundane.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            I was very clear in past posts that Cohen played with SERIOUS fucking balls yesterday. He is called Chicken Salad for a reason. In this case it was to make people less pissed at Loggains.

          • Bender McLugh

            Hahah man, I just don’t get your dislike of Loggains. You really think he isn’t the answer at OC?

          • Corporal Clott

            I heard he’s studying to be an OC.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            With our lack of weapons at WR on the outside how do you justify 6 catches for Miller/Sims?
            Kendall Wright?
            Shaheen didn’t see the field more than a few plays.
            Glennon can hit those TE passes and has shown he can hit Wright effectively. Have to dial up those plays.

          • to be fair, Shaheen is the 3rd best TE on the roster (maybe 4th) right now based on what we saw in the preseason.

            But the lack of Kendall Wright targets was puzzling. Didn’t see a single target until the 4th quarter.

            He played the 3rd most snaps at WR yesterday, and it seems they’re playing him exclusively at slot in 3WR sets (which they played almost exactly 1/2 the game, with 2TE/2WR the other half). That’s not gonna fly going forward considering he’s clearly their best WR right now.

            Also: Kevin White got 3 of 4 targets to WRs in the first 3 quarters. As callous as this is, I think his injury may actually be good for the offense, because they’ll stop forcing him the ball trying to make him not suck. Kind of like how the offense went from completely shitty to just bad after Langford got hurt last year because they stopped forcing the ball to their worst weapon.

          • CanadaBear

            Addition by subtraction. Gotta agree with that.

          • Bender McLugh

            Plays were dialed up, Glennon checked it down instead. This was my impression of the game.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Come on man, the haters are completely ignoring TWO DROPPED TOUCHDOWN PASSES!!

  • AlbertInTucson
    • CanadaBear

      He is either a china doll or the most unlucky first rd pick I’ve seen in a while. SMH. I’ve got to go with unlucky because these are all broken bones.

      • Corporal Clott

        He can’t play with a fractured shoulder blade?

        • Sure he can, as long as he doesn’t have to move his arm over his shoulder, or get tackled.

          • AlbertInTucson

            ..or block.

      • Yeah, I wanna say china doll, but it’s been bones. Did he not drink enough milk?

        • willbest

          Needs to spend more time outside. Not enough vitamin D.

    • Corporal Clott
  • AlbertInTucson

    “If I were them, it’d be Wright, Thompson, Bellamy, McBride, Gentry this week if Wheaton’s not healthy yet.”

    Sure would be nice if Wheaton IS healthy.

    In which case, who gets bumped in favor of Wheaton?

    • you typically want 5 WRs, so none of them would get bumped.

      I think Wheaton will play. He practiced in a limited amount late this past week and is already catching footballs, so after another week to heal the pinky should be good to go.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Wheaton WOULD make 6.

        • They had 5 on roster with Wheaton and White. If they just replace White with Gentry, that’s still 5.

          Wheaton, Gentry, Bellamy, Thompson, Wright. That’s 5. White is now on IR and doesn’t count.

          • And I forgot McBride. Don’t mind the dumb-dumb over here.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I thought you were using “New Math”.

            Several here claim I can no longer see.

            I was beginning to think I can’t count.

          • Irish Sweetness

            That’s not a bad set of receivers.

  • Day late, dollar short. That’s gonna be Fox’s Bear epigraph.

    Bottom line, Bears COULD’VE won the game. Howard got stone hands. Bellamy, even if it hit his hands, has stone hands anyways.

    Like I said PS, who is any QB gonna throw to?

    Ds have NO reason to not stack 8 in the box and take away Howard AND all those short Birdcage crosses.

    Who’s the big-bodied target? Who’s the burner? Ppl are bitching about not throwing it downfield, who is there to throw to?

    Jump ball for stonehands Ballamy or midget Thompson?

    Simms is a nice target, but the only TE to take the top off is Gronk and maybe Reed.

    This Offense may get worse. At least White had 4.3 speed on paper, but now? It’s gonna be a blood bath, and I expect the Ds to rev up their blitzes and go man in the secondary.

    Everyone’s pointing to Wheaton as the savior. Holy shit we’re in trouble if we’re relying on that dude. He was like the 4rth option on the Steelers and apparently has White-itus.

    I still think Glennon gets the 1st four games. They should immediately break in Gentry for when Trub takes over an 0-4 team that just BARELY loses, but loses nonetheless.

    Either that, or the D will have to create TOs, but which playmakers will ball on that side? When was the last time we said, “wow. What an INT!” “what a strip!”…I think the last time was when Peanut was on team. He prolly had more forced TOs in one game than that entire D all last season.

    Oh well. Where’s the whiskey…

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      to be fair, for Glennon, “downfield” could be a quick out short crossing pattern beyond the sticks to Wright, a quick hitter to a TE, a playaction that doesn’t take a small eternity to develop, etc.

    • BerwynBomber

      Yeah, we don’t have any jump ball guys like Alshon or Marshall nor any burners or route-running savants who can provide separation. Plus, he is far from having Rodgers or Brees-like accuracy or the cannon of a Cutty or Newton.

      He finished with an 86 passer rating. That is pretty much Cutty/Hoyer territory career-wise. In fairness to the haters, his QBR was considerably worse.

      He is obviously limited and not a guy who is going to win you many games. But I don’t know if he lost yesterday’s either.

      My biggest complaint about him was holding onto the ball too long. There was one sack in particular where he was under obvious duress and could have thrown the ball at Cohen’s feet but instead ate a twelve yard loss.

      Would be a small but big change if he could fix some of that.

      He might have the worst talent in the league at extending plays. The sooner he realizes that the better.

      • Yeah, the thing in the NFL, a QB MUST hit the deep ball from time to time. Has to put in on film, or the Ds will just crowd the LOS and go on a frenzy. This ain’t college where you can get away with gimmicky short stuff.

        I mean, I think Bradford hit lik 70% last season, and they still sucked.

        That’s why I could understand bringing Glennon in. He has a better arm than Hoyer, and perhaps bigger inclination to throw deep as we saw a lil of that in TB.

        But until he does, it’s gonna be rough. That Oline is going to have to roadgroad Ds just to keep the QB alive and give the RBs a chance.

        Of all ppl, Bellamy might be the one who can rescue that O.

        Somebody buy that dude some stickum.

        • the problem with Glennon is that he is just SO immobile. If he had Hoyer’s immobility, I’d be ok with that. But any semblance of pressure and the play is dead.

          He was pressured on 17 dropbacks yesterday, and the Bears gained a total of 5 yards on those plays. FIVE!

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            It just didn’t feel right as that all unfolded. It’s just unacceptable.

        • Irish Sweetness

          In fairness to Mitchell, his deep ball is better, and Deonte is our best receiver now, by some way.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Deonte/Kendall/Markus aren’t burners?

        He is no Cutty in terms of holding the ball either, he holds onto it as he’s being sacked. Good.

        Why does Loggains not get any blame? Why didn’t we run the ball more, would have changed things up.

        Makes no sense railing on Glennon, he was signed up months ago to be the starter.

    • Irish Sweetness

      1. Who’s the big-bodied target?

      > Dion. Looks good to these eyeballs, man. Big, hands. Good.

      2. Wheaton, Wright and Thompson are prolly all faster than Kevin, he is no loss to us, we never ‘had’ him. He’s a fucked pick, but …

      3. But like you say with the drops … how would Mitch change that? Suppose that’s Mitch’s game-winning drive … and two boys drop sure things in the endzone…?

  • willbest

    So heading into week 2 the Bears are going to be missing their

    WR1, WR2, possibly their WR3, OG1, OG3, RB3, FS2, ILB1, their ILB2 is gimpy, their OLB2 played 4 snaps last week because he only has 1 knee, oh and last but not least LS1.

    For the record the Bears have 7 players on their IR already.
    Hall, Kush, White, Randle, Scales, Morgan, Meredith

    Looks like we have a new normal setting in, and its not pretty.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      wow, now I’m a little sad. We are really fucking banged up already.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Picture an injury to either:

        1. Akiem Hicks.
        2. Howard (not drastic now that we have Burton on board).
        3. Pick any key player on the OL

    • It’s certainly not looking different enough from the last 2 years, injury wise.

      Now if only the QB1 would be added to that list, it might almost all be worth it (not that I wish injury on anybody)

    • Irish Sweetness

      And the zero-depth on the roster will have us another shitty season – we are Bears’ fans, let there be no panic – again, what do you do with the first of the draft if we get it? Darnold?? It’s entirely more achievable to have the top pick than it is make the super bowl for us.

      • willbest

        Nobody has depth. Some teams are really deep at some positions, but are hosed everywhere else

  • Sactowns#1

    Ooff… my fantasy team is looking like my favorite team. Being decimated by injuries early in the season.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    We may be forced to get creative with Howard and Cohen and then work in Shaheen with the big dogs. It may force him to mature even more quickly.
    I still think this is a spot where you need a QB that can make plays on the fly. I will shut up about it at this point and will revel in my genius at selecting Cohen for 4.00 in DaBlog FF Draft. I mean, he will ultimately die on the field because he’s 165lbs but man what a warrior.

    • don’t forget that Pass-catching RB (Mizzell) they claimed off waivers from Baltimore. Had almost 200 catches in college, about 100 receiving yards this preseason. Wonder if we’ll see him in slot some.

      • AlbertInTucson

        I thought the “Wildcat” with Cohen and Howard was creative.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          I loved it. If they had another timeout at the end I’m pretty sure you would have seen that.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Would they have dared let Cohen throw from that?

            That would have been so UN-Bears.

            And yes, would have required having a T.O.

            They burned one on D in the second half.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Why? Take snaps off Cohen?? For what?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Why would we give one snap to Shaheen when Sims is there? Why would we give him aqny of Miller’s snaps? I don’t get the whole Shaheen thing. He gets drafted – incredibly – in teh second round .. .and then is immediately granted Evel Knievel coolness. I don’t get it. Both Sims and Miller are obviously better receivers, and apparently Sims is a killer blocker …

  • Dunno if this was posted on here, but there’s a college football game scheduled for the Bucs’ stadium on Saturday that was confirmed today, so the Bears game Sunday will almost certainly not be moved.

  • King of DBB

    Cards David Johnson is gone for the year – needs wrist surgery

    Adjust your FF accordingly

    • Shhhh!

      Actually, the backfield might be a lil murky for a few weeks.

      Wow. I wanted Johnson, Bell or McCoy this yr as RB#1. Began kicking myself a lil thinking Johnson is more durable, and McCoy cheaper.

      Never know.

      Fres took over your spot, so that would be you getting beat instead of him!

      Goowill Hunt-ing baby!

      And some Ertz and Steeler D never hurt.

      Hoya on the OTH…ah. $1.

      Ender looks like he got Waffled ALREADY.

      It’s a crazy world when Bortles has more wins than Brady…

      • Irish Sweetness

        Eagles D brother, get on board. Eagles and Jags.

    • Irish Sweetness

      GTFO!!

      FML.

  • King of DBB

    Tanner Gentry will come in and make Julian Edelman look like a punk.
    Then Wheaton will come in and provide the deep threat.

    It’s all good, man.

    • Irish Sweetness

      He’s 6’2!

  • King of DBB

    On that Jordan Howard TD – ball was snapped to Cohen and Glennon was split out wide. Threw a seal block.

    Maybe we could just roll with that. That little Kevin Hart lookin dude – Cohen – he can chuck the rock right?

    Man the fucking Bills signed Smokin Joe Webb. Fuck Pace, that dude was our savior.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I will never understand why the QB splits out wide. The only guy I’ve ever seen take that pass in for a TD was Jimmy Mac.

  • King of DBB

    Will Demps or Chris Conte – who is better?

  • King of DBB

    Kevin White was a fucking horror show draft pick.

    Is there a brittle bone test at the combine? Dude did not drink his milk as a kid. Maybe he has a disease or something

    • Irish Sweetness

      Tommy. Duuuude. Like … .(forgets, and then nods off)

  • Scharfinator
  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    I’m watching the Bears game again and putting together some thoughts.
    Hint: they are not kind to Loggains and Glennon.

    Ok, i’ll give you a little preview.

    The setting: Bears first TD scoring drive

    1st and 10: 3 TE set, Sims in motion and blocks across the formation handoff Cohen. Sims blocks 3 separate dudes and Cohen gains 7. The only reason it didn’t get blown up for no loss was because of Cohen being Cohen and Sims blocking 3 fucking guys.

    2nd and 3: Glennon takes the shotgun snap and feeds the ball to Howard. The plays where Glennon takes the snap and hands the ball off on the read option are fucking pure comedy. Not one player on the Falcons gives a FLYING FUCK about the play fake and they all crash down. You guys know that the fake part of it draws at least 2 to 3 defenders from stuffing it up RB’s ass right? Trubisky on that play would have had a corner to beat for a TD and from the hash to the sideline to do it. Everyone else in the world crashed down on the run. It was a 1st down but he only got 3.

    1st and 10: Cohen does the wildcat and feeds Howard. The fake carried out by Cohen freezes the fucking shit out of all of the linebackers and allows Howard to get outside. Having a viable option when running that play is the only way to do it effectively. Touchdown.

    This was not the only time that the read option was used. Each time was worse than the next. A QB that doesn’t elicit any concern from the defenders just means it’s harder and harder to run that play effectively. Birdcage should be running this read option or at least the threat of it with Trub. When watching the PS games when Trub ran the fakes off of the read option he did it at full fucking speed and it freaked the fuck out of linebackers and D ends because he was moving so fast.

    Oh well. I’m just a hater I guess.

    • Trubisky’s mobility would really open up the run and pass game options with limited WRs. Even if the mental ability to process is worse than Glennon right now (which I don’t buy one bit, Glennon is slow through his progressions), that alone is worth it IMO.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        To be fair though the TD pass to Cohen was a great playcall. It wasn’t some flare out to the RB, that was a legit route and perfect throw in stride. Too few too late.

      • Corporal Clott

        Hey, if Johnny Football did it, Trubs can do it. Wait…ugh..

    • Irish Sweetness

      Good stuff. Didn’t realize that about Dion, he’s my new favorite receiver.

      Yes, we need Tarik and Jordan on at the SAME time. Can’t sell shit unless the dummy is for real.

  • willbest

    https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/09/tesla-remotely-extends-the-range-of-some-cars-to-help-with-irma/

    I don’t know how I feel about a car company that can remotely control how far you are allowed to drive your car.

    • Corporal Clott

      If you don’t have a family coat of arms with title and lands that goes back at least a thousand years or so, you’re pretty much only experiencing an illusion of freedom anyhow so what’s the diff?

      • willbest

        Am I tipping my hand if I say I have 3 that I know about?

        • Corporal Clott

          Do you have a birth certificate?

          • willbest

            Isn’t that sort of hard to avoid if you were born in the US in the last 80 odd years?

          • Corporal Clott

            Then you’re a facking slave like the rest of us. Most likely just spawn of prima nocta rights.

          • willbest

            Ah don’t be like that. I have a gold ring and everything. Still, I have never been to a meeting where we drink Yak’s blood and sacrifice virgins.

          • Corporal Clott

            Do you have a signet ring?

          • willbest

            doesn’t everybody? I am reasonably certain that its genuine as in every indication is that it was brought to the US in the 1840s when that branch of the family came to the US. I suppose it could just be a fraud they committed though. Obviously since then there has been a lot of dirty breeding with commonfolk.

          • Corporal Clott

            Which finger and which hand is it worn on? If it’s for the left index finger you’re probably related to Euro trash royalty and if it’s worn on the right pinky you’re most likely a descendant of Crypto Egyptian scum.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            You are missing out, get to those meetings. Yak’s blood is delicious.

          • Corporal Clott

            Lol, so I’ve been told.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Now who in America has land that goes back a thousand years? Unless your name is Three Bears ….

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          I do. My name is actually ‘Huge Bears Penis’

        • Corporal Clott

          The British Royal family incorporated the name “America” before she was colonized. Get the picture?

  • Crossing routes all day for Bradford and Aints still can’t stop it.

  • such a BS roughing defensless WR.

    He hit him with his hands.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    I’m watching the final goal line stand again. Why is Jordan Howard in again? He goes out on a route, ends up running backwards at the end of his pattern and then drops the pass? I wonder which way he’s supposed to open up on that route? Towards the sidelines or towards the inside? Glennon gets it there I guess but not with max velocity. It wasn’t to his outside shoulder nor his inside, maybe running backwards was the only way to field it…..

    • beninnorcal

      Are you talking about 2nd and goal? Probably not the best pass, but Howard definately starts to look away from the ball before catching it, as contact was imminent. Not even sure he scores there if he does catch it, but he still has to catch it first.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      He opens his route to the sideline, the pass should have been thrown to him earlier. If you look at screenshots easily seen.

      https://twitter.com/adamjahns/status/907371921695801346

      • Bender McLugh

        Thought it was a slow pass too, but he did give it his gusto.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          that’s all that matters because gusto wins games….

    • Corporal Clott

      Dude, you’re still talking football? You’re stressing me out. Lol

      Crack open a bottle of trade winds, sit back and light a cigar and forget about it all until Sunday.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Are we talking about the guy that dropped a quarter of his targets last season?

  • beninnorcal

    Like anyone else, I’m excited to see Trubisky work with this defense and running game. But I still don’t think Glennon was our biggest weakness against Atl. That blown coverage by Demps was the worst thing that happened yesterday. Decided the game, I think.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      The blown coverage was bad, but I honestly can’t see how anyone can think Glennon is not our biggest weakness.

      • beninnorcal

        Like I said, I’m game whenever they want to put Trubisky in there. But I didn’t think Glennon was that bad. Had some inaccurate throws throughout the game, lots of checkdowns, but moved the ball well when he had too late in the game when the game plan changed to pass-heavy.

      • Corporal Clott

        I think I’m gonna start calling you mini jeff. Snap out of it man!

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          maybe the rest of you guys should open your eyes. After decades of subpar to mediocre play at the QB position, it seems fans have become accepting of it. Fans have become jaded with the turnovers from Cutty over the years, that they look and say. “Oh look a QB that did not turn the ball over and had a couple average looking drives, he must be good, let’s stick with him”. It happened last year with Hoyer, and its happening now with Glennon.

          I don’t want a QB that is just good enough to keep us in games, and forces every other aspect of the team to be perfect to win games. I want a QB that will elevate the team, and win games. That is not Glennon.

          • Corporal Clott

            Hey, don’t get me wrong, I’m not in love with Glennon but Trubinsky is far from a proven commodity is all I’m saying.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Trubs may not be a proven commodity but I am willing to accept mistakes and poor play from a rookie while he is learning. If Trubs isn’t ready, start Sanchez then. That is how much I hate Glennon. He is worthless. Any backup QB should have been able to do what Glennon did yesterday.

          • Irish Sweetness

            This is insane. Are you trolling? Two dropped TDs passes. Two. One fucking receiver holds onto a ball, and Glennon is a hero.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            41 yards passing thru 3 quarters….

          • Irish Sweetness

            He hasn’t faced the firing line and everyone is so gung ho that with very little experience he’s going to suck it all up .. at the risk of … well, what happens if we put Mitch in and the wheels come off? Where do you go then? Back to Mike?

          • Irish Sweetness

            No it’s not, but he’s the guy starting due to his massive salary and that is the way it will be in a money-driven business. For a while anyway.

            We all know Mitch is the better QB. He’s the future. The future is not now, if you’re running a business. Short term it’s Mike. And that’s about the size of it.

      • Irish Sweetness

        How can you not see that either Bellamy or Howard has to catch that ball? How does a dropped ball, perfectly placed, become the fault of the QB?

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          how can you watch the first 3 quarters of the game and think Glennon is not the issue?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Eddie Jackson apparently can’t tackle, so there was that too.

      • CanadaBear

        It was Demps that got stiff-armed and left in the dust.

  • BerwynBomber

    Sean Payton, AKA the most overrated HC in the NFL, single-handedly turned a 10-6 MIN lead at halftime into a 17-6 MIN lead at halftime.

    Way to go, Sean!

    • Yeah, maybe Sean shouldn’t have taken those 2 TOs for the Vikes.
      Not often you get 5TOs with under 2mins on O.

      • BerwynBomber

        Beyond moronic. Especially considering how predictably awful the Saints D is every year.

    • Corporal Clott

      Lol, c’mon now, anyone that can take the Saints and win a Super Bowl deserves a Lil street cred. Then again, there is evidence they were gifted a Super Bowl due to Katrina.

      • Wanna talk about Puke wasting Vadgers.

        I mean, I know the AINTS were dog shit b4 Brees and Sean, but they shouldve won at least another SB.

        Brees was a top 3-5 Qb for a long time.

        • Corporal Clott

          Sounds like a worthy topic but didn’t Rogers win a SB for the puke? Er…ugh…I think I’m gonna be sick.

        • BerwynBomber

          Not only that but the problems are apparent every year. Build. A. Defense.

          GB, though, is better run. They’re snagged by Thompson’s “Always Develop Within” nonsense, and Capers being past his prime, but they’re a reasonably solid organization.

          Whereas NO seems like the Browns South. That is, if the Browns South had Brees.

          • Corporal Clott

            Hey, I’ll take a division crown year in and year out but that’s just me…

          • BerwynBomber

            Yeah, but if we had Rodgers the last ten years and had only been to one SB, I bet McCarthy and Capers would have never lasted in CHI. At the least 50% of the fans would be calling (rightfully in my book) for their heads yearly.

          • Corporal Clott

            Like I said, at least they compete year in and year out. Dude, we used to wipe our asses with Packer jokes. I just want us to be able to wet our beaks just a little….is that too much to ask? It’s kinda pathetic to even criticize the cheese considering how bad we’ve sucked as of late. Sniff…

          • BerwynBomber

            I have no issue criticizing the Cheese when they are seemingly wasting a talent like Rodgers and basically receiving job security because of one guy, not to mention inflated managerial or coaching reputations.

            If we had that guy I would not be happy with one SB appearance. In fact, I’d be livid that we only had one, especially when NE is in the other conference.

            But yes, I get your point: it is difficult to get to the big game.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I don’t know, take away Vadgers and that thing is a shit-show.

          • BerwynBomber

            Valid point. But they’ve never had NO’s horrendous cap issues.

      • BerwynBomber

        Like McCarthy, Payton has been to the SB once with a top 10 QB all-time.

        They’re both good OC’s. HCs? Meh …

        • Corporal Clott

          Yeah but unless you’re the Patriots, it’s awfully hard to get a sniff of the Lombardi even once during a coaching career.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Unless you’re prepared to go beyond the rules, and y’know, blatantly break them.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Dude has a Lombardi. Respect.

      He was a scab QB for the Bears and crossed a picket line, but if you have a family to feed … then fuck that line … or pay my bills.

    • BearDown100393

      Half of whatever Bears fans are left are going to want Payton as Fox’s replacement.

      • BerwynBomber

        Pace might too. Would not be shocked to see it happen given their relationship, Brees age and the prospect of Trubisky.

        He would probably be a good coach for our rookie. I’m just not sure he is much more than average as an HC.

    • AlbertInTucson

      He’s gotten a lot of mileage out of the “Onside Kick To Start The 2nd Half of A Super Bowl” call.

  • CanadaBear

    This explains the 88 yarder. Sounds like Freeman was in la-la land.

    It produced 372 yards and 23 points, but those numbers were skewed by tight end Austin Hooper’s 88-yard touchdown, which was the game’s biggest play and purely a product of a Bears coverage bust. (Linebacker Jerrell Freeman played zone when everyone else matched up. Free safety Quintin Demps, believing the ball would come out quickly since it was an empty set on third-and-3, abandoned the middle of the field to double Julio Jones. Hooper was uncovered down the seam.)

    • Irish Sweetness

      A coverage bust engineered by giving their opposing QB all day to throw. Vic Fangio is responsible for the defense. ENTIRELY. There is no one else, the buck stops with him. He thinks that the more defenders you have back, the better the rece3ivers are covered. This is of course, complete bollocks. Somebody is always open when you have all day to throw.

      Vic Vagina. DC for the Chicago Bears. A millionaire.

      • CanadaBear

        There was a coverage breakdown. Freeman was in la-la land and was playing zone while everyone else was playing man. That and Demps decided to double Julio. You blitz elite QB’s at your peril.

      • BerwynBomber

        In fairness, Ryan navigated a collapsing pocket well on that play, and he has never impressed me as more than average in that regard. He bought himself some extra time.

    • AlbertInTucson

      I thought Demps fell on that sword after the game and asssumed full responsibility…?

  • CanadaBear
    • Corporal Clott

      I hate to say it but I’m starting to get the feeling Pace is tone deaf when it comes to big boy GM decisions. He’s starting to come off as a lightweight to me.

      • CanadaBear

        It never fails. Whatever position the Bears are the thinnest will be the most likely to sustain multiple injuries. I’m not blaming Pace for the last 3 years of injuries. It’s been unprecedented as far as I can remember. He definitely left the cupboard bare at WR and it’s biting him in the ass.

        • I blame him. He’s averse to signing big name FAs.
          That leaves rosters thin.

          As they say, you pay what you get for.
          And when you rely on a bunch of JAGs like Cruz, Wheaton, Royal, etc don’t be surprised when the INJ bug comes back to bite.

          He did the same at CB and NT.
          Just wait till one of those starters go down.

          • Corporal Clott

            An argument can be made he’s trying not to get into a bad habit of overpaying for mercs. So far, I’m not impressed.

          • I feel like he’s trying to impress with his “frugal finds” like Hicks. They’re only “frugal” until you have to pay them for production.

            It’s like he only patrols used car lots. Majority of the time they’re cheaper than new cars for a reason.

            He had a chance to sign a top notch CB either last yr or maybe this yr.

            He could’ve got another more proven big boy instead of doing his cheap car wager with Howard.

            He could’ve offered Pryor a 1yr prove it deal instead of relying on a converted QB and an always inj White.

            We have plenty of cap for all those things, esp when Glennon is going to be off the cap next season.

            Like I said b4 – attrition is only going to thin out our team further.

            But Pace somehow magically assumes that no INJs will happen, and that dart throws like Jay Howard, Prince or Wheaton will make up for them.

          • Irish Sweetness

            We have pure durchfall at defensive back. Horse flies all over that backfield.

        • Corporal Clott

          It just seems like we’ve been bleeding from multiple orifices for waaay too long. Sooner or later you gotta plug the holes.

      • BearDown100393

        Unplug Pacebot?

        • Corporal Clott

          We have no WR’s. I don’t see how that can be overcome this year and it’s not even week 2.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Deonte’s not bad. He’s fast, he has hands.I haven’t seen much of Wright or Wheaton in their careers in fairness. But we’ll get a tune out of Deonte and Dion, and don’t forget little Tarik. Thing is, that shouldn’t mean so much if we’re running the ball. And we should be running the ball. If God gives you lemons …

      • Irish Sweetness

        Nobody can justify the Shaheen pick. In the 6th round maybe…..

        • BerwynBomber

          Let’s see what he can do first. As I recall you thought Cohen was a worthless midget.

        • Corporal Clott

          Obviously he had Gronk on the brain when he drafted him. He’s a run of the mill copy cat GM that was gifted the job via Accorsi.

        • Corporal Clott

          But he’s big Irish.

  • Wow. That Aint’s D is truly terrible.
    Literally every time they’re 2 high, Bradford audibles to a run and gets 5 yds.
    How about disguising, Aints? Or covering a WR.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Please tell me Dalvin Cook has fumbled or died.

      • haha, are you playing against him?

        I’m up, but going against crazy eyed bradford isn’t helping.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Unfortunately he will take every single carry away from Latavius, it would appear.

  • BerwynBomber

    So this looks like 5-0 MIN from last season. Wonder if they can maintain it this year.

    • Nah. The Aint’s D is just a joke. This is embarrassing. They KNOW they’re gonna run, and still can’t stop them.

      When they play a real D, I’ll give them more credit.

      • leftcoastdave

        They had trouble with the 9ers in PS. Their O line remains problematic.

  • BearDown100393

    Brees is wasted in NO.

  • BearDown100393

    Rex Ryan cannot help but stare at her feet.

  • BerwynBomber

    Btw, did anyone hear/listen to Romo over the weekend? Wonder how he performed.

    Rex seems like he’s about to give us some Madden-lite shtick.

    • BearDown100393

      He looks drunk.

  • BearDown100393

    This broadcast sucks.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Because…?

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        announcer sound quality?

        • beninnorcal

          Yes, and announcer quality.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Never cared for Beth Mowins play by play even when she was just doing women’s softball.

          • BerwynBomber

            I’ve always liked Mowins work. Anyway, she’s definitely second-string (at best) so you won’t have to suffer her much beyond tonight. Unless your watching noon EST Purdue/Northwestern-level matchups on ESPN2 on Sats.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            it sounds like they are talking into a mic that is 3-4 feet away. Maybe Rex foot fetish is affecting the broadcast. He convinced Beth that the mic should be put by her feet.

          • AlbertInTucson

            He sounds Ok to me and she sounds off-mic.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Sorry, ladies, but the pitch of Beth Mowins voice is ill-suited for football play-by-play.

          • BearDown100393

            Sounds like Kenny Albert in drag after too much scotch.

      • BearDown100393

        It sounds like this game is being called from Rex’s trailer. Are they even in Denver?

  • Irish Sweetness

    DaBearsBlog
    @dabearsblog

    I’m not a big All-22 guy in general but I’m certainly not spending a minute on the tape of Glennon. I don’t need that in my life.

    Don’t let the facts change the narrative, right? Mike did not shit the bed, and would have won the game only for Bellamy and Howard shitting the bed. Got to bang that drum. Again, and again, and again ….

    • BearDown100393

      Those t-shirts must have cut in on the beer funding.

  • BearDown100393

    Amazon promoting trans-specie behavior.

  • BearDown100393

    Who the fack is Sergio Dipp?

  • AlbertInTucson

    Sergio Dipp?

    Seriously?

  • AlbertInTucson

    Beware of Dipp in road.

  • BearDown100393

    Is Bruce Jenner doing the half time show? WTF is this?

  • BearDown100393

    Rex is now curious about Dipps’ feet.

  • BearDown100393

    Thank God Pace got rid of Matt Slauson……

    • Irish Sweetness

      IKR. Fuck that guy!

  • BearDown100393

    The NFL wonders why ratings are down. And then broadcasts this crap. But let’s go ahead and blame kneeling players instead.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Nice night for a Dipp.

  • AlbertInTucson

    That is called “Line to gain” for the first down, Beth, not “yard to gain”.

    Feel free to become familiar with football terminology.

    • BearDown100393

      No way Ryan survives this game without getting his load on and a harassment suit filed against.

  • BearDown100393

    last 3 commercials sold airtime by NFL – Randy Moss on a 3rd rate ticket exchange, IHOP peddling diabetic coma inducing crap and Christian Book Publishing. Just waiting for Farmer Dating Website to make an appearance.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Audio director for this game should be slapped.

    Mowins sounds like her microphone is either poorly positioned or the EQ settings are bad.

    Is no one in the production truck listening?

    FiX it, already.

    • beninnorcal

      I’m thinking it should be fixed during halftime.

      • AlbertInTucson

        I have detected no improvement.

  • AlbertInTucson

    FF warning…



    That Gordon TD put me back in the hunt.

    C’mon, Melvin, find that Endzone again!

  • AlbertInTucson

    How was that not catch interference?

  • DaMaryious Thomas is the biggest pussy WR.
    If anyone is closing in on him, he gets alligator arms.

  • BerwynBomber

    You know what sucks?

    No matter where you stand on the Glennon vs. Trubisky stuff, if Bellamy makes that catch we have one of the sweetest opening day wins in eons.

    We had the defending NFC Champs (and a team that more than a few experts are picking to repeat) sweating major fucking bullets. Just blows we couldn’t pull it off.

    • AlbertInTucson

      I think some folks here are kind of pleased that didn’t happen.

      • BerwynBomber

        I think so too. And I find that unfortunate.

        In the long run, one game ain’t gonna mean much in the Glennon vs. Trubisky debate.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        I would have been ecstatic for the win, I wanted the win, I was yelling at the TV. But those dropped TDs does not change the fact Glennon sucks and sucked for 3 quarters.

    • Irish Sweetness

      It might have built our hopes up. Why wouldn’t you expect playoffs beating the NFC champs?

  • AlbertInTucson

    Nice stop by the Bolts but they better start blocking some folks.

  • AlbertInTucson

    So much for starting to block.

  • AlbertInTucson

    FF begging to follow…




    Yo, CHargers!

    I’ll happily accept a garbage time TD from Gordon.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Rivers under 100 yards passing.

    T.J. Who?

  • BerwynBomber

    So much for my LAC as the surprise AFC team prediction. This looks like the same old Chargers.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Still have to block somebody, Chargers.

  • AlbertInTucson

    I don’t think you can have P.I. behind the line of scrimmage, can you?

    • Apparently not

      I know you can jam a WR before 5 yds, but didn’t know you could mug him while the ball is in the air even within 5 yds.

  • FQD1911

    getting hard to keep calm when Glennon is out here fucking up and we STILL have a chance to win.

    Pace is throwing games. motherfucker.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Open the Gates!

  • AlbertInTucson

    Darn, needed Melvin to pop that one.

  • Meh. It’s not like kickers don’t boot it out the back of the endzone anyways.

    • AlbertInTucson

      He will now kick from his 20.

      • AlbertInTucson

        That was about a net 12 for the Broncos.

        • AlbertInTucson

          In the end, the penalty is rendered moot.

  • AlbertInTucson

    SMH.

    Right.

    Taunt.

    When you still trail by 10.

    Brilliant.

  • BerwynBomber

    Stupid move by Allen BUT that was a damn marginal call.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Maybe he said something,too.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Whoops.

  • AlbertInTucson

    A turnover.

    We used to get those, too.

  • AlbertInTucson

    All TOs are reviewed.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Bang.

  • BerwynBomber

    Wow did this game turn in a hurry …

    • AlbertInTucson

      That’s why the ball is that funny shape.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Yes.

      Entertain us.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Helmet to helmet on the QB.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Sack to sacks.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Shanked.

  • AlbertInTucson

    2 sacks and a FG miss.

    Net of about -27 yards.

    Talk about full speed astern.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Nice play.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Irma kills 3 with downed trees in Atlanta.

    Wow.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Smart clock management by the Chargers.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Tick, tick tick…

  • AlbertInTucson

    Can’t go through him to get the ball.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Man, how quick is Von Miller.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Younghue Koo for the tie.

    This would be a real…coup.

  • AlbertInTucson

    You can’t call timeouts back to back, Beth.

    • beninnorcal

      I caught that too.

  • AlbertInTucson

    WAY too much penetration on that kick.

  • AlbertInTucson

    No Koo D’etat tonight.

    Could have been the Koo de grace.

  • BerwynBomber

    Man, I hate that icing the kicker stuff when it gets that close to the snap.

    Ah well. Ain’t changing anytime soon and that Robey PI was a pretty dicey call.

  • FF

    bwhaaha HOLY shite. Waffle literally won his battle vs Ender with that blocked K. 113-112

    Fres made a furious comeback with Stafford and Gordon tonight, but forgot to start someone in place of Evans. Scored highest in spite of Hoya.

    And of all things, a 146-146 between Willie and 505.

    Thing is, there are NO ties in Da League. Pretty sure bench is tie breaker, which is rough for Willie But 505 (or is that Scharf?) lost David Johnson . Rough week.

    • willbest

      We designate a home team who wins ties.

      • First wk of playoffs I actually award 6 point bonus for “home” team (better record). Incentivize season long excellence.

        Shoot, I think I did forget to mention the tie-breaker rule cuz they don’t happen often (except for me 3 times in one season lol) but it was on the books.

        No matter. “winner” lost David Johnson for the season, so tough win.

    • EnderWiggin

      ffs,I almost gave him crap for talking shit too early…

      • I thought you pulled it off, but Chargers.

        No one loses in more heartbreaking fashion than those dudes.

    • Irish Sweetness

      146-146. Jebus.

  • For all you “Watson > Trub” jabronis while the more sane predicted he’d get murdered by week 8…well, it’s only been a half, and he’s already limping.

    Deshaun Watson (ankle) was limited in Monday’s practice.

    Watson was seen limping after the loss to the Jaguars on Sunday, but a limited session on Monday puts him on track to be available for Week 2 on Thursday night. It remains unclear if Watson orTom Savage will make the start. – Roto

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      dude, an ankle? not relevant. did you see how Cunnigngham’s season ended? after the play randomly rolled up on from behind 8yards away frpm the play after the whistle by a lineman who just simply fell.

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