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Bears Were Historically Injured in 2016

| August 7th, 2017

Woke up this morning with an email from Africa. That’s right, folks, THE Reverend Dave has made his first contribution to DBB in a monkey’s age. Dave, I have to assume, is the only person reading Peter King’s MMQB on The Dark Continent. Here’s what interested him in the lengthy camp column:

a. Chicago led the NFL last year with 155.1 Adjusted Games Lost. That’s a metric that accounts for injuries to starters and important situational players by counting not only games missed but also games where players were at less than 100 percent because of injury. Chicago had the highest total in FO’s entire injury database, dating back to 2000.

Two things I think about this:

  • The 2016 Bears simply weren’t as bad as many people think. They were historically injured.
  • When you understand that, and understand that the odds of them being historically injured again are not good, you should be able to understand my points about Trubisky. This is the ideal situation to bring a rookie QB into. Improved defense. Strong running game. Good TEs. WRs who will thrive in a short passing attack.

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  • bearfaninde

    Bring on the Falcons and the 2017 season!

  • SC Dave

    I posted the injury statistic on this blog, what, two or three months ago?

    o This team is better than people think
    o It’s the perfect time for Mike Glennon to have a breakout season, while Mitch Trubisky learns on the sidelines.

    • BearDown100393

      A. The Bears will be improved.
      B. Mike Glennon is playing with house money and it will be to his advantage

      • AlbertInTucson

        A) Improving on 3-13 is a relative proposition

        B) Certainly hope so.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      give Trubs 7-8 weeks to learn then let him loose.

  • SC Dave

    I wonder how many more dimwits we’ll have to suffer writing that Cutler was taken over Kaepernick because of kneeling rather than the simple fact that Jay is a better football player and Gase likes him.

    Edit: But there are people with some sense out there, i.e.

    “The answer is easy: Cutler is a better quarterback.”

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/08/nfl-jay-cutler-dolphins-nfl-adam-gase

    • BearDown100393

      If he’s in football shape, has an opportunity to be the comeback player of the year.

      • Malice Halice

        U must be smokin crack! For Gase situation yea he should take Cutler over Kaep but ain’t no fuckin WAY he’ll be even eligible to be in the running for that award. Kaep is better than Cutler hands fuckin down man. Cutler is a horrible qb and all us Bears fan will actually get to witness it cuz he ain’t in blue n orange this.

    • SC Dave

      Oh, and best comment I’ve seen yet on the Kaep “racism” thing:

      “Funny how nobody wants a guy that will lower ticket sales.”

    • CanadaBear

      CK is a one-trick pony. It’s a helluva trick but if the D solves it, he’s totally neutered. I have nothing against CK and think he’s genuine in his concerns. I also think he’s nuts to throw away the opportunity to make a ton of money being a backup QB for about 10 years.

  • BearDown100393

    The Bears were 3-13 last season.

    In the NFL, you are what your record is.

    • Corporal Clott

      Until the new season begins.

      • Scharfinator

        YEAH WE 0-0 RIGHT NOW! FIRST PLACE!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Or were, to be precise. We are not 3-13 now. And remember, Fox took a 1-15 team to the dance the very next year. He’s been there and done that. We’ll need Foxy too.

      • BearDown100393

        Exactly. The Bears are currently undefeated.

      • CanadaBear

        Bullshit. They went from 1-15 to 7-9.

        • Irish Sweetness

          2 seasons sorry, they were in the SB in 2003 after being 1-15 in 2001. And that was with Jakey boy. Not bad.

          • The NFL changes too fast on some coaches.

            Look at all the good coaches who burned out, guys like Martz, Vermeil, Gibbs.

            I remember particularly when Gibbs returned. Everyone was hyped. He can’t be bad, right?

            WRONG.

            He crashed and burned hard – then returned to NASCAR.

            Often times the NFL spits out good coaches, and Fox wasn’t even as great as some (like Harbs as a recent example).

          • CanadaBear

            That was a lifetime ago. Weekend @ Bernie’s is a shadow of that coach.

  • Irish Sweetness

    A metric that explains why a team sucks. Mmkay.

    What’s wrong with looking at the record?

    • BearDown100393

      0-0

    • Johnnywad

      Nothing is wrong with looking at the record. But it says nothing about “why”.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Watching the football games does that for me.

        • Johnnywad

          And then, if you’d like to communicate that thought to other people, there has to be a way to say it. Or, if you’re trying to fix a team, the depth and breadth of the “why” needs to be quantifiable so the army of people at your disposal can execute your vision

          We can’t just fix it all within Irish’s head.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      pretty sure Data did something a couple years back on the correlation between the teams health and success in the league. This was not saying that some teams did not flat out suck, but there were legitimate reason teams had bad years.

  • Irish Sweetness

    All I heard was “Cutty’s not worth anything”. Well he would have been in this August, eh? Quelle surprise.

    So … who’d rather be going into this season with Jay and Mitch (or Jay / DeShaun)?

    I don’t know if anyone’s come out and said they’d rather see Mike/Mitch than Jay/Mitch. Clearly Cutty had no serious injury … so they airlocked our offensive general and his potential trade value NOW for Glennon (and paid him EXTRA money) because …..

    Answers on a postcard please.

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      Jay was a leftover from the previous regime. He was not Pace’s guy. Remember he tried to trade Cutler right after he got here in 2015 but found no takers because of the contract.

      Pace wanted a complete reset of the QB room. He wanted HIS guys in there. He now has them in Glennon, Sanchez and Trub.

      • SC Dave

        This. Cutler is gone, and I say good riddance. I harbor no ill-will towards the man, in fact quite the opposite. I hope he kicks the shit out of the Patriots and Miami does well with him.

        It’s amazing how so many people want to sink Glennon before the guy takes a frigging snap. It’s really uncanny.

        • leftcoastdave

          Agree to both retorts, Irish. Needed to clear the decks of the controversy of “Great Jay v Terrible Jay.”

          Pace has done a great job putting talent on the field. Yea, historic injuries last year resulted in 3-13 but also the development of other talent such that the cuts this year will be difficult to make.

          This will be a fun season to watch.

        • Johnnywad

          I don’t get that either. The guy is at least intriguing.

          • Jokey

            I don’t see anything about him to be excited about? I hope he kicks ass but is that a reasonable expectation – I don’t know enough football history to list the benchwarmers who are awesome when given the chance – recent examples are poor, aren’t they? Osweiller, McCown, Garrapolo?

          • Johnnywad

            Not sure I do either. But he gathered 4000 yards over 19 games with twice as many touchdowns as interceptions. And I believe at least half of that was under Lovie Smith.

            He was then sent to the bench in favor of Winston (First overall I believe).

            So while the guy hasn’t done enough to wow anybody outright. He might not suck.

          • BerwynBomber

            Technically, he was sent to the bench in favor of McCown then Winston.

            I remember commenting on his McCown benching at the time. It seemed odd (though McCown, of course, was a Lovie guy). Glennon had played very well as a rookie (comparatively speaking). Was surprised it wasn’t enough to warrant another look or at least allow him to compete for the starter’s job, which Lovie pretty much handed to McCown the moment after signing him.

          • Irish Sweetness

            5-13 needs to be addressed.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            exactly!!!!!!! People saying he threw for 4000 yards. woopty fricken doo!!!! If you guys had bothered to pay attention to those games you would know that Glennon was the KING of garbage time stats. I had V. Jackson both years on my fantasy team so I followed the games. Jackson got all his points in the late 3rd and 4th quarters of games.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            nope he sucks

          • Johnnywad

            He has Braverman now though.

          • ButtonShoes

            Nope, he was sent to the bench in favor of Josh McCown. And saying that he gathered over 4000 yards is meaningless. Erik Kramer threw for over 3800 yards in a season. Does that mean that he was a great QB, or just a flash in the pan?

          • Johnnywad

            Saying he gathered over 4000 yards in the ONLY 19 games he played is meaningless? And 30 touchdowns to 15 INTs also meaningless?

            So what metrics do you choose to use?

            And he was sent to the bench for McCown by McCown’s dad Lovie Smith. Basically a wash.

          • ButtonShoes

            Put it this way: no one was beating down Tampa’s door to sign Glennon other than the Bears, and then they bid against themselves to sign Glennon for more money than they had to (and a big fat thanks to Ryan Pace, the putz). Think about it: Mike Glennon wasn’t good enough for the Jets or the Browns. Add to all of that his 5-13 record, and it all screams that he’s no good.

          • Johnnywad

            Yeah maybe. I’m not proclaiming him to be great. I’m saying I don’t know. And you don’t either. And that there is enough there to suggest he MIGHT be serviceable to good.

            The fact the Browns and Jets weren’t smart enough to sign him in the middle of their dumpster fires surrounded by a shitstorm only emboldens men more.

            And Ryan Pace has done nothing to merit “Putz”. IF the Bears do in fact field a top half of the league defense along with that running game they should have, he’s going to be looking pretty smart. I’m guessing we’ll lose more than we win this year but will see by season’s end the arrow is clearly pointing up.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          glennon sucks

          • SC Dave

            We’ll find out soon enough.

        • ButtonShoes

          It’s not that people want Glennon to sink. It’s that we have a pretty good feeling that he will, based on prior performance. Seriously man: he sucks.

      • Irish Sweetness

        That’s just ego gone wild though. He needs a QB, he drafts one, but Cutty wasn’t picked by Pace? That speaks to Glennon and Sanchez how? They’re better because HE picked them? Makes no sense. He’s saying Glennon is better than Cutty. We’ll see.

        • If Cutler had “intangibles” teams coveted, he would’ve been easy to trade

          (then again if he possessed those intangibles, he’d be greater than Brady because he was gifted with more natural talent).

          Look at guys like Hoyer, McCown, Sanchize…clipboard staples simply based on “intangibles” – qualities GMs and Coaches want in the room shaping their real QBs.

          Cutler has way more talent than them, so why did every team pass on him opting on those duds?

          Hmmmmm

          http://sportsmockery.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/jaybears.jpg

      • ButtonShoes

        Jay might not have been Pace’s guy, but if that’s the case, why did he bother rolling with Jay in 2016? Why not try to trade him again last year? Simple: Pace wasn’t trying to rebuild, he was trying to win now, and he figured that Jay’s mediocre showing in 2015 could be replicated in 2016 with Dowell Loggains. Pace was 100% fine with Jay. Remember all the dumb articles that came out before the 2016-2017 season about how Jay was way more comfortable with Loggains than he was with Gase? That was the Bears and their lapdogs in Chicago sports media (like Adam Hoge, Adam Jahns, and Moon Mullin) trying to sell you on this strategy. That plan failed miserably, and it put pressure on our dumbass GM to draft a QB this year. He didn’t want a reset of the QB room. He was perfectly comfortable having Jay, Hoyer, and then Barkley until that plan blew up right in his face. So don’t go presuming Ryan Pace has some master plan here. Nothing he’s done since he has become Bears GM suggests he has any long-term plan with regards to this team other than gambling on every single draft pick he makes.

    • CanadaBear

      He still hasn’t had his torn shoulder labrum repaired.

      • willbest

        Did he say this? He doesn’t have to disclose dick while he isn’t on a roster.

        • CanadaBear

          I read it in an article in the last day or two.

      • BerwynBomber

        That is a bit odd, but I sorta recall talk that it was a very minor tear and the bigger issue may have been tendonitis, and the latter often doesn’t require surgery.

        • CanadaBear

          Totally agree but I would think it will affect him. He would have to lose a little off the fastball (that might not be a bad thing).

          • BerwynBomber

            I sense Jay at 45 will have a stronger arm than half the starters in the league. It was always his one asset above reproach.

          • CanadaBear

            No doubt about that. I’m certainly no doctor but even a small tear has to have some negative side effects. Gonna be fun to see how it plays out.

    • willbest

      The only way Cutler is trade bait now is if we didn’t sign Glennon. Everybody and their mother knew the second we gave The Neck $18 million Cutler was going to be cut.

      I would have preferred Jay/Mitch, as being better for the Bears (though only marginally) but Pace wanted 2 shots at his starting QB. Cutler clearly wasn’t going to be it. Injury history plus age and he is no GM’s long term answer.

      • SC Dave

        Again, the presumption is that Glennon won’t be better than Cutler. At least as far as this team goes, I’m not going to grant that until Glennon shows us one way of the other.

        • BearDown100393

          Completely fair.

    • Nobody wanted Jay then and it is highly arguable if MIA would’ve traded ANYTHING for Jay now.
      Some fans are saying they prefer Moore, and Cutler isn’t gauranteed a starting gig ( tho his salary says otherwise)
      Let’s say u were MIA and the Bears still had Cargo. What would u have given up. A 4rth, a 5th?
      Or just keep ur picks on a lost season and ride w Moore?

  • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

    They released kicker Andy Phillips and signed a midget WR Alton “Pig” Howard.

    5’7″, 184 lbs
    40-yard dash: 4.60
    Vertical: 32.5″
    Broad jump: 9’9″
    Short shuttle: 4.29
    3-cone: 6.92
    Bench: 11 reps of 225 pounds

    Small and slow.

    Played for Vols. So they signed him to please WR coach Zach Azzani who just came over from vols. Puzzling move. If they needed another WR body, couldn’t they find somebody better?

    • willbest

      In Barth we trust.

    • SC Dave

      Maybe Azzani likes truffles?

    • JC

      Oh, the possibilities of Tarik Cohen and “Pig” Howard running wild like little wolverines all over the field with the defense running around with their hair on fire with no idea.

    • That guy does not seem impressive.
      If we’re gonna gamble should be on athletic freaks not slow small dudes.
      I wonder if this is just a favor or if this means Cruz and co are not impressing.

  • leftcoastdave

    Excellent point, wrong conclusion.

    Conservative play behind Glennon and smash mouth football leads to the playoffs baby!

  • leftcoastdave

    While we’re about talking about the talent Pace has found, in addition to getting Trub we should not be forgetting Eddie Jackson, Tarik the Freak or Gronk to be. Two are highly likely to make a big impact and EJ could as well.

    • I’m really pulling for Jackson.
      He’s athletic, knowledgeable and experienced.
      He could be the pick that gets Pace back in the good graces of the fans early on.

      • CanadaBear

        I saw a little piece with him saying the coaches/teammates like him but are not saying much until they can see if he can tackle. He seemed to welcome the challenge. Not that I’m any expert but I think the Bears will see the best Bear’s safety play this year in a long while. Demps is real safety and I think Jackson is going to develop to the point where people will realize how ordinary (or less) Amos really is.

        • He’s a true FS with return and leadership skills.
          That Bama D is as close to an NFL D as there is, and he was the one making the alignments. I watched his tape. He was impressive doing it. He was like Peyton back there, sometimes going up to a CB with like 5 seconds left, then backpeddling back, making sure everyone was aligned correctly.

          We haven’t had that in YEARS.

          Let Demps do that for a couple yrs, then pass the torch hopefully to Jackson.

  • willbest

    The problem with that sort of analysis is that people like White and Fuller who racked up 20% of those AGLs simply aren’t good, and McPhee who had a bunch also is barely average. So you can’t really claim the Bears sucked due to injury when the talent being injured was mediocre at best.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Plus, exposing the ugly truth about their depth of talent, or lack thereof.

      • ButtonShoes

        It’s why I can’t understand why people keep saying we have a good team. Sure, the team is young, and there’s depth, but the depth consists of players that lack any talent. Our defense is injury-riddled, and filled with aging players that are one injury away from falling apart, or young players that don’t seem to know a damn thing about how to play competitive football. And that’s on Ryan Pace and the Bears Front Office for allowing the team to be built that way.

    • Corporal Clott

      Aaah…..so who made you the in-jury expert, the jury is still out on some of those players, no? Hee hee

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        he is a lawyer so he probably spent time chasing ambulances, therefore he knows a thing or too about legitimate injuries.

    • SC Dave

      The other stat I posted earlier here was along the lines of “starter games lost”, where players that would have started were out. They were the worst team ever on that list too.

  • BearDown100393

    Mitch is throwing to Braverman. What more could you possibly want?

    • That Guy

      Well, that’s not fair. Letting Mitch throw to a future HoF-er? Glennon should be allowed to throw to Joe Anderson for comparison. If the Bears could trade for Anderson from his current team. The might have to throw a couple 1st rounders at… Home Depot.

  • willbest

    “It’d be nice if at some point the Bears allowed Trubisky to throw passes to good players.” – Jeff

    Has he gone more than 3 days without fumbling the center exchange? Gotta rollover before you can crawl.

    • And as important as taking the snap, developing the 3, 5 and 7 step drop till it comes naturally.
      Bootlegs, audibles , hardcounts extra…

    • SC Dave

      Actually, a good QB will adapt.

  • The one thing i do agree w Jeff about is that Trub should be getting 1st team reps in order to truly get acclimated to the speed and at least develop some timing or rapport w Meredith and co.
    He should get in a few series w the 1st team in PS games. Maybe the 3rd qtr in the 3rd PS game

    • SC Dave

      The assumption being “Meredith and company” will still be around.

      But mostly, I’m messing with you. It would be good to train him up properly.

    • willbest

      Mitch is the future, but if Pace didn’t give a crap about winning he would be doing what the Jets and 9ers are doing this season.

      • BerwynBomber

        One could argue he did that the last two years.

        • willbest

          I genuinely believe that 2016 was supposed to be a 9-7 season under Pace’s plan A. He loses 3 QBs, his best WR and LB get suspended, a decent OLB doesn’t come back from an injury, an ILB gets injured, he loses his starting NT, Amos didn’t mature. Fuller came down with pussitis…

          I am not saying they would have succeeded baring injury, but I don’t think anybody looking at 2016 week 1 roster would say it was worse than 2015 week 1 roster, and the 2015 Bears were 2 plays away from .500

          • BerwynBomber

            Don’t disagree. My post was meant as a joke.

  • King of DBB

    Grohl and Co. join Perry to do Jane’s Mountain Song from Nothing’s Shocking

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R-XtdqVz_E

    • BearDown100393

      Jane’s Addiction back in the day was something to behold. Three Days is a modern masterpiece.

      • beninnorcal

        Actually got to see those guys live up here a few years ago. Great show.

  • EnderWiggin

    Kush. IR. Hamstring.
    Grasu may be a Bear another season.

    • willbest

      IR for a Hamstring? Did it fall off? And that is a HUGE blow considering Long’s body doesn’t seem to be able to handle the rigors of the NFL.

      • And i really do not want to see Grasu unless his HGH program has worked

        • SC Dave

          Or diet and strength training

          • Scharfinator

            Why not all?

      • AlbertInTucson

        Must have been a tear.

        Ouch.

        • CanadaBear

          It was a tear.

          • SC Dave

            🙁

          • CanadaBear

            I hope this isn’t the start of a trend for this year.

    • Fuuuck
      And i really liked him at OG. damn.
      Larsen on another team went down too. Bears curse continues.

      • EnderWiggin

        It was this fekkin blog post’ fault..

        “understand that the odds of them being historically injured again are
        not good, you should be able to understand my points about Trubisky.” ~ Jeff

        They gonna start dropping like flies now.

        But yeah, we didn’t miss a beat with Kush last season, it was like we had 4 PB interior linemen.

      • ButtonShoes

        It’s no curse. It’s more likely that when it comes to keeping players healthy, the Bears are 100% incompetent, like they are with everything else they do. Don’t trust Ryan Pace or anyone who is a member of this team when they say they’re invested in keeping players healthy, because the results on the field say otherwise.

        • Scharfinator

          Oh they’re invested, just in shitty market positions.

    • BearDown100393

      IR?

      Oh no. What to do with the tank tops now?

    • CanadaBear

      Sucks moose wang. Fuck!

    • SC Dave

      “He has been struggling with a hamstring,” said coach John Fox. “This
      was a separate injury, a different portion of the hamstring. It did tear
      from the bone and he will have that replaced. Our thoughts and prayers
      are with him as he embarks on surgery.”

      Tear it from the bone… never a good thing.

  • BearDown100393

    Tomorrow’s Post: Bears Historically Injured At Quarterback for Past 10 Years

  • BerwynBomber
    • BearDown100393

      Every player owes it to himself to decide whether or not to play in the NFL. I have no problem if the Mrs. encouraged him “to go for it” but it has to be his decision. He cannot do it for anyone else. Especially factoring in the risk.

      • BerwynBomber

        It is pretty much an ideal situation for Cutty, especially given the league interest in him.

        P.S. Didn’t know Bushrod was on the Fins as well.

        • BearDown100393

          Bushrod only had positive comments about Jay.

        • AlbertInTucson

          I didn’t know Bushrod was still in the league.

        • SC Dave

          Middling, durable lineman stick around. And by their longevity, become more than average.

          And unless he goes to shit and we need to replace him, I’m hoping Leno becomes the same. Not great, but good enough to start in the NFL and not suck for a decade or more.

          • BerwynBomber

            He was a PBer with NO. Then again, he played with Brees.

          • Johnnywad

            And wasn’t their guard tandem the best in the league at that time? If my shitty memory serves, they were.

          • BerwynBomber

            Don’t remember that, but I did hear Alex Brown defend Bushrod’s tenure as a Bear. Basically, said he didn’t forget to play OT when he got here but instead played behind Brees in NO and Cutler in CHI. Or specifically, Brees gets rid of the ball quickly. Cutler does not.

          • willbest

            He also injured his back something awful. Those are hard to come back from. And having to block for Cutler again won’t help the situation. Not that Tannehill is all that much better.

          • BerwynBomber

            Valid points. I forgot about the back injury.

      • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

        She likes the money..He likes the money. Extra $8-9 million, which Fox job was not going to pay, is what he is going for. He will put on a good show initially about how serious he is and then soon enough it will be like last year’s Tampa Bay game.

        • SC Dave

          Horseshit. He wants to leave a better legacy. The already have shittons of money.

          • Johnnywad

            I think it just shows he still wants to play. And the stars aligned for him to get this gig. So why not?

            I’m curious to see how it goes, having been out of the league. Just wonder if that puts a different spin on this opportunity for him or if he feels like it’s just one last rodeo for $10M.

    • willbest

      As long as she did it for him.

    • SC Dave

      Astonishingly, they used a picture of Jay smiling.

      • willbest

        Probably because the Miami guys are now covering the Cutler beat, and they don’t hate him with the fire of 1000 suns.

    • ButtonShoes

      $10 mil for a few months of work? I can’t imagine it took much to convince Jay.

  • Sactowns#1

    So, who is putting together the fantasy league this year and when is the draft?

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Greetings from South Beach you pasty white motherfuckers!

    • SC Dave

      ‘Bout time, bitch!

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Woke up this morning with an email from Africa.”

    The ones I get say I have won the Nigerian Lottery.

    • SC Dave

      Better than mine. They are about claiming an estate from my ancestors. But somehow, my pigmentation seems a little off for that.

    • BearDown100393

      Congratulations

      • AlbertInTucson

        A Million dollar prize.

        A dollar a year for a million years.

  • Malice Halice

    So for 6+ years I been hearing how bad Jay Cutler is at his position and I’ve always defended him cuz he was the best I’ve seen for Chicago. U can mention all the talent he had around him, the injury-gate in the nfcs, and his shitty attitude. I NEVA CARED! But these stats don’t lie! 139 games played 208 TD and 149 INTS and 89 fuckin fumbles! But now ppl wanna say Cutler was a great QB! Bullshit! Fuck Cutler and if u think he’s great I’m sure u voted for trump

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      You are never going to convince Cutler meatballs of anything other than Cutler is great. It won’t take them long to make excuses about why things are not working out with Dolphins.

      • beninnorcal

        I will continue to say what I’ve always said. Cutler isn’t great, but he’s a good NFL qb and the best we Bears fans have seen play qb for us. The end.

        • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

          Tallest midget…

        • ButtonShoes

          I maintain that for the short period that he was healthy, Jim McMahon was leagues ahead of Cutler, simply by being competent. Jay couldn’t even manage that much.

          • Johnnywad

            That’s ridiculous.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Jay Cutler wasn’t competent? Not even Butch would offer up such a ludicrous statement at his drunkest moment.

          • ButtonShoes

            If you think finishing at exactly .500 for wins and making exactly one playoff appearance in 8 years translates to competence, then your standards are too low.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      suck it you fake rapper! Spelling shit wrong don’t make you a gangsta!

      • CanadaBear

        Kind of a snippy bastard today, aren’t ya? It’s gonna be interesting in Miami. I wish him the best.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          Haha, malice deserved it with quite a bitchy post. Not his normal happy self. He sounded stressed. It’s hard out there for a pimp.

          • SC Dave

            Gotta be in with you on that, Yonny.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Jeff, the media will keep pumping out shit to get pageviews. You know that. It will neva end. NEVA!!!!!!!!

    • BearDown100393

      He needs a dorsal fin or something.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        I’m not tech savvy enough. I’ll look into it.

    • SC Dave

      Like you need to say so? He’s a full participant!

  • willbest

    “I spent years defending Cutler’s tenure in Chicago. The day he stopped being on the team…I was over it.” – Jeff

    translation: I carry water for the Chicago Bears

  • AlbertInTucson

    Gase says Cutler will not play Thursday in the Fins preseason opener.

      • EnderWiggin

        Haha, That dude is already stirring the pot. Love it.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          Haha, Bitches can’t​ take a joke. You should see the back and forth between Pat’s fans and dolphins fans. Pat’s fans are as bad as Seattle and GB fans.
          I swear Brady could kill one of their family members and they’d just be kind of annoyed.

          • CanadaBear

            The meatball Bears fans are the same way about Ditka. That’s way sadder.

          • Corporal Clott

            Ignorance is bliss Canada. Oh to be young and ignorant again. Lol

  • CanadaBear
  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Chicago Radio continues to amaze.
    Rich Campbell just said Matt Moore is better than Cutler and Dan Parkins just said that the Bears losing Eric Kush doesn’t really mean much.
    How in the fuck do these people get these jobs?

    I put my one day or radio listening in and had to turn it off.

    Thoughts on the Bears:

    With the sheer amount of guys hurt or coming off of MAJOR injuries the previous season there is simply no way that this team wins more than 5 games. I’m sorry, but these guys are really fucking hurt.

    • CanadaBear

      Campbell’s comment is probably more for page clicks than anything. Never heard of Parkins but that’s an incredibly stupid thing to say.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        unfortunately he’s the new guy on in the mornings on the Score. Think national media type generalizations and less technical insight than Spiegel and not as charming as Goff or Lawrence Holmes.
        Since you live on an island in a Canadian Lake you may not know any of these clowns but let me assure you that you would give me full permission to spew a warm Icehouse on their faces.

        • BerwynBomber

          Can’t say I find Goff charming. His faux street coolness wears thin quickly. Not what I would ever go to sports radio for.

          That said, pretty much unplugged the Score for the good this summer. Was still listening to Spiegel and Parkins in the winter months but once baseball started their shows basically became four hour recaps of the Cubs game from the previous day/evening. Pass ….

          The Score is basically an arm of Cubs PR since they won the Cubs announcing contract. Or at least that Spiegel and Parkins show has become that.

        • CanadaBear

          Not to put too fine of a point on it but I’m surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Holmes is the only one I’ve heard of. Even if I had access to sports talk radio, I wouldn’t listen to it. It makes me crazy. They have it up here but who gives a shit about the CFL or hockey in the off season?

          You know I trust your judgement when it comes to trolls!

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            why did I think you live on some tiny island in the middle of lake superior eating raw fish and talking with a brutal Minnesota/Canadian accent?

          • CanadaBear

            Not sure. I speak with a brutal Iowa accent. I’m just off shore from Vancouver. Good sized Island about 290 miles long and 62 miles wide. Population is around 800k-1mil. Over half of that population is in the Victoria area. Fun Fact; 20% of Canada’s mountain lion population lives on Vancouver Island. We have 400 unspoiled acres just behind our house and there are definitely mt lions roaming around up there. There are signs for lost pets posted around the area all the time.

          • BerwynBomber

            Very cool. Always wanted to see one in the wild. From a distance of course.

          • CanadaBear

            Oddly enough the only time I’ve seen a mt lion was sitting on a pub patio in the small mining town in Eastern BC where we had a house. My wife saw the mother but all I saw was the offspring. It was probably around 9 months old and decent sized. It acted like a very large house cat. I saw a bobcat late at night on the road (for about a second). I’ve never seen a lynx or a wolverine in the wild. I’ve seen just about all the other large mammals that roam Western Canada. The coolest thing I’ve seen was on a bicycle. Coming down the mt from the coal mine in the area, two badgers were crossing the road in front of me. I stopped about 20 yds away and dinged my bell (yeah, I’ve got a bell on my bikes). The first badger scurried across the road and disappeared. The second one did a 180, got to the side of the road and ran like hell. The third one (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) was on the side of the road about 10 feet away hissing at me like mad. I had no idea it was there and started pedaling as fast as I could. Nobody has ever accused me of being overly brave!

          • BerwynBomber

            Hah! Never seen any of those guys you mentioned. A wolverine would be damn cool too.

            I have seen both Grizzly and black bear when I used to take hiking/mountain biking trips out west. Even saw a black bear when I was camping up in the UP years ago.

          • CanadaBear

            Nature is the best (as long as you survive it)!

          • SC Dave

            Badgers on a bicycle!! Awesome!

          • CanadaBear

            It was by far my favorite animal encounter by bicycle. I’ve been close to bears, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, etc but I was really close to a mama moose and a very young moose (a month or two). Came around the corner on a road leading to a ski hill and they were right by the road. I stopped about 10 ft away and we looked at each other for a few seconds (seemed much longer), mama snorted and stamped a hoof and again, I pedaled as fast as I could. Mt lions and grizzlies are some scary shit. Moose and Elk seem like nothing until you get up close and they are huge. I can only imagine what it must be like to come face to face with a wolverine. It would suck, Big Time.

          • BearDown100393

            Eh?

          • CanadaBear

            That’s more of a rural Canada/Prairies thing. Don’t get a lot of that out here. The bigger the city, the less you hear it. The further west of the prairies you get, the less you hear it. If you go to rural SK or MB you’d laugh like crazy. They all seem to do that to some degree.

        • willbest

          Sounds like there has been a lot of churn at the Score since I stopped listening

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Goff got promoted to work with Bernstein whose contempt for professional sports outside of hockey is palpable.
            Holmes works nights still and is getting more air time. He could not have been happy to not get the nod to work with Bernstein.
            Spiegel is a communist fatty who thinks everyone is a racist except for himself. He is the most talented out of the bunch though.
            Parkins is some nameless faceless, bland vanilla pasty white beeyotch who vomits cliché’s and lazy national media type sound bites at every turn.

          • Johnnywad

            Would you want to work with Bernstein? Fuck that guy. He’s the reason I stopped listening to the station in the first place.

          • I don’t think I can listen to the Score anymore.
            Typical call
            “McNown was a better QB than Cutler”
            Score dope smuggly chuckles, “Who. McNown?
            Irate caller, “Yeah, McNown. We should’ve kept him over that big baby”
            Scoredope, “Really, we should’ve kept McNOWN over Cutler?” whispering under the breath, “Jesus”
            Hang up. Sigh.

            That’s pretty much the whole show for 12 hours.

            I do like that latenight guy who takes calls from truckers and ppl working at NORAD or something. Just to kinda recap, and he’s been around forever.

            I also like listening to Hub or Biggsy and maybe Mannelly. Does Bowen even go on the Score anymore? I like him cuz he’s more Xs and Os.

            But I don’t listen to the Score enough to know when they’re gonna be on.

          • BerwynBomber

            Les Grobstein, aka the Grobber is the overnight guy.
            Bowen used to have weekly appearances on the morning and afternoon shows.

          • Yeah, the Grobber.
            Dude has the memory of an elephant. I think that’s what I like about him. He’ll bring shit up from 1962 and relay it like it was yesterday.

            I think Bowen went national, but I always loved hearing him talk, esp about the secondary.

    • CanadaBear

      “With the sheer amount of guys hurt or coming off of MAJOR injuries the previous season there is simply no way that this team wins more than 5 games. I’m sorry, but these guys are really fucking hurt.”

      Couldn’t agree more. I’m saying 6 wins +/- 2. Of course, I’m pretty optimistic until I’m not. Then I’m really pessimistic. That’s my Bears bi-polar disease acting up.

    • BearDown100393

      I don’t listen to that stuff.

    • Corporal Clott

      At least the Matt Moore comparison is realistic but yeah, the Kush comment is kinda baffling. Hee hee

  • CanadaBear

    Two things that Gase did to help Cutler was take advantage of his athleticism (moving pocket, roll out, etc.) and get the ball out of his hands quickly. Didn’t see a lot of Jay standing back there patting the ball. That was a good thing.

    • BerwynBomber

      There was a ton of underneath stuff (to cut down on Jay’s TOs). Worked pretty well but I wondered how sustainable it was. To a degree it was Hoyer ball, though Jay was capable of chucking it downfield in the last two minutes.

      The good news for Jay is MIA has weapons. Don’t know why Jeff didn’t think it was a good fit.

      • CanadaBear

        Totally agree. It’s not like Gase was a miracle worker but he was smart enough to sand off Jay’s roughest edges. I’d love to see Mia wax the Pats twice this year but that’s not gonna happen. Part of me would like to see Jay have a really good year just to shut up all the haters. The other part of me realizes if that happens the Cutler lovers will go crazy. Lose-lose.

        • BerwynBomber

          Yeah, I would say he restricted Jay — cut down on his audibles, had him get the ball out quicker, seemingly taught him to climb the pocket, safe underneath throws, etc. He also did Cutler a favor by getting the plays in early. Eliminated Jay’s confusion and helped us avoid those dreaded DoG penalities which were so common for a few years.

          • CanadaBear

            What a horrible reminder of all those plays getting in late. Frustrating doesn’t even begin to describe it. And that’s for the fans, can only imagine how frustrating it was for Cutler.

          • Johnnywad

            Timeouts right out of a two minute warning? Ahhhhhh the good old days.

          • CanadaBear

            If it wasn’t Martz it was Lovie! Although, those were the good old days considering what followed.

        • willbest

          I have always been a Jay supporter, I doubt I would go crazy though. Different situation down there. He doesn’t have to carry that team, he isn’t playing against defenses that have seen him twice a year for nearly a decade, and even if they have good film study he can still surprise them occasionally. And as you pointed out, he has weapons.

  • Sactowns#1

    Man I cant get an answer on a blog t shirt or on a fantasy league. Whats going on with our little family?!

    • BerwynBomber

      Doesn’t Butch run the DBB FF league? I’d assume he’d know or have info.

    • CanadaBear

      The current blog T-shirt is shown in his twitter feed. If I was 8, I would probably like that T-shirt. Pretty sure Butch ran the FF league last year.

      • evantonio

        that’s not the blog tshirt, is it? it’s the current 26Shirts design. changes every two weeks. that’s different than the DBB shirts, no?

        • CanadaBear

          I hope so. I thought it was the blog shirt. I’ve never really liked any of Jeff’s T-shirt designs so I thought it was just one more I didn’t like.

          • Johnnywad

            I thought the Blues Brothers one was alright. Didn’t buy it, but thought it was alright.

          • I got the burn ur retina orange so I blind ppl when I go on my trails.

          • CanadaBear

            Being a Blues lover since I was a kid, I hated the Blues Brothers. I thought stealing Sam and Dave’s act without an once of their talent was a bad idea.

            All of that’s my problem. I actually liked the first movie. The second one was dreadful. The T-shirts were clever enough, just not for me. Oh well.

          • Johnnywad

            I can understand that.

          • But aren’t the Blues Bros pretty much like Spinal Tap?

            Like no one’s ever gonna accuse Spinal Tap of “stealing” AC/DC or whatever else cuz everyone knows it’s a stchick.

          • CanadaBear

            Tell that to all the people that bought Briefcase Full of Blues. It sold 3.5 million copies and was one of the best selling Blues albums of all time. Doesn’t sound so schticky to me. To this day it still pisses me off. Everyone said “Oh it’s all good. They help raise the awareness of the genre and it benefits everyone in the genre.” Same as trickle down economics.

  • CanadaBear

    Sac was just asking about the blog T-shirt. I haven’t heard anyone comment on it yet. Let me be the first. If I was 8 years-old it would be a keeper. Otherwise, not so much.

    • Sactowns#1

      Come on now Canada, you know better than that. Link pls.

      • CanadaBear

        It’s in Jeff’s twitter feed. Sorry ’bout that.

        http://www.26shirts.com/bearzilla.html

        • Sactowns#1

          hmm… I kinda like it. At least its artistic and creative, but yes, admittedly juvenile.

        • BearDown100393

          I’m disappointed. It has nothing to do with Mitch Trubisky.

          • SC Dave

            I’d use “surprised” over “disappointed”.

    • Corporal Clott

      It’s a 3rd grade Halloween special.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Looks like the quality of a shirt when your company makes their employees a “cool” shirt to wear on casual days. All you can do is muster a fake smile and then proceed to throw the shirt in the shirt stack used to clean up shit.

      • Johnnywad

        You clean up shit with yours?

        • Scharfinator

          Yeah, I do that with old T-shirts all the time. Shred them up and turn them into rags.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Current vacation plans ruined. I drove out to Portland OR for my brothers wedding this weekend. I was planning on driving down the coast site seeing this week. Unfortunately the jeep lost it’s clutch yesterday. At least I hope it is just the clutch. So stuck here for an extra day or two.

    • CanadaBear

      FUCK! Hope you get it fixed without draining your wallet.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        Not worried about cost. More disappointed that I am not going to get to see everything thing I planned. It sucks but not going to let it drag me down.

        • SC Dave

          There you go.

          The two most important things in life are attitude and timing. Your clutch failure *timing* sucks, but it seems you’re keeping the right attitude.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Exactly. My brother and his new wife are all worried about it. I mean what is to worry about? I am 2000+ miles from home with a broken jeep. Am I supposed to freak out, no, so lets go get a drink and have some fun.

          • Johnnywad

            And talk about Braverman. You can tell them all about his underrated skill set. Time to kill, attentive concerned audience, ………opportunity knocks.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Sell the Jeep? Cut her loose man. It’s her time.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Never. I have had her for 13 years. Only got 90k miles on it.

    • burntorangenavyblue

      Hope you find something good out of a bad situation! Maybe a local will show you a place to check out while you’re there.

  • BearDown100393

    From Vanderbilt, your starting quarterback, Miami please welcome #0 Jay Cutler.

    http://www.nflshop.com/Jay_Cutler_Gear

  • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

    Bravermania is on the wane. It is all Gentry all the time now…

    Forget Braverman comparisons to small white receivers Edelman, Welker..

    Gentry = Trub’s own Jordy Nelson

    —–
    Kevin Fishbain‏ @kfishbain 35m35 minutes ago
    Bears training camp star Tanner Gentry with another impressive TD catch, this was one-handed on a throw from Sanchez. Great concentration.

    Chris Emma‏Verified account @CEmma670 1h1 hour ago
    Mitchell Trubisky with a long touchdown connection to undrafted rookie Tanner Gentry, who continues to flash in camp.

  • burntorangenavyblue

    Jeff’s comment about Chicago media talking about Cutler and fans move on quickly:

    Yes, yes we do. This is why I think 80% of the reaction towards Cutler was media driven and fueling the fires to fans that had to be the loudest and most obnoxious with acting like the end of the world was near about how they felt about Cutler.

    Now that he is back, NotSportsCenter and SportsMockery are at full erect with their hate fucking of Cutler. The media is absolutely getting out of control.

    Cutler was far from perfect, but holy hell people are unhealthy with their negative obsession about him.

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      I am sorry but Cutler meatballs are the worst and they make up a good chunk of the Bears fan base including Jeff and Dannehy, Wood etc.

      • BerwynBomber

        Yeah, the overreaction from his defenders was always worse than the purported “crime” itself.

        • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

          Just wait till they start making excuses on his behalf about why the Dolphins gig is not working out.

          • CanadaBear

            Jeff and AD are definitely Cutty lovers. JW, not so much.

          • But wasn’t Data arguing to bring back Cargo right up until he got booted out of the league?

            I felt like giving this speech to him

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDNNSKuRu6Y

            However, I do give Data credit for changing my thinking about who the Bears were drafting.

            At first, I was like MB and meatball nation, bullish on a defender.

            But as Data outputted his…well, data…about 1st rd QBs, I began suspecting that the Bears were going there.

            I was like, “you know who else processes info like a compu? Pacebot”

            I think my final guess was 35% chance of QB, though I was still initially stunned due to the trade up.

            But I agree with some here. The Jeff and AD QB sync is…odd…

          • CanadaBear

            I remember JW talking about keeping Cutler but it was more of a practical matter than any real love for Jay.

            I was watching a clip and whoever it was said that Pace sure as hell wasn’t going down with his only swing at a QB being Glennon. That and the Bears were at 3 (trading up surprised me but didn’t bother me. If MT is the real deal, we’ll laugh about trading a couple of mid-rounders) and hopefully not there again any time soon led me to believe it was going to be a QB.

            I’m just glad MT is looking good in camp.

          • It was Biggsy on the “no way Pace going down with Glennon” train. He was the first who adamantly argued that while everyone else was rosterbating to Adams or Thomas.

            That’s what initially gave me pause because Biggsy is the most inside insider.

            Then I saw some Trub tape, and I was like, ‘this is the guy’ – but I kinda drew back cuz, well, he only started 13 freaking games. I didn’t think any Bear GM would have the balls to take him at #3 (yet alone #2).

            But as the draft inched closer, I began feeling a disturbance in the force…It was like that scene in Star Wars III when Mace told Anakin to stay, that he would take care of Palpatine, but Anakin just couldn’t resist…the dark side.

            Agree with the last part.

            No one remembered Walsh (including me) as the cowboys#1 pick even with Aikman.

            Trub pans out, those picks will be trivia fodder

          • CanadaBear

            I thought it was Biggsy but couldn’t remember for sure. With the rookie salary scale, a rookie QB salary fit along with Glennon’s, so it just made sense. I was hoping for Watson to be there at the end of the first rd and the Bears moving up to get him. Uh, no.

          • GMs are like tourists hitting Vegas when it comes to QBs.

            They all SAY they’re not going to ‘overspend’ – that they’re gonna stay within their budget, but then some big hootered floozy sits next to them at a table and it’s like “put it all on black!”

          • Johnnywad

            Hard to believe Biggs could fit “inside” anything.

          • Johnnywad

            He was retired. Pretty sure nobody has written the narrative about how it’s all gonna work out.

          • BerwynBomber

            It might work out okay but yeah I’m prepared for either excuses or told-you-so’s.

        • SC Dave

          Perhaps not *always*, but “really really often” for sure

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        calling Data a meatball of all people is fucking laughable. Your new handle should be:
        Don’t have a handle. Expect fucking brutal comments.

        • SC Dave

          He’s been brutal often. Expect more of the same.

    • There’s just some ppl who rub the public the wrong way. Cutler is one of them.

      So the media naturally jumps all over it.

  • AlbertInTucson

    The Redskins seem to have their very own Kevin White in Josh Doctson.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/josh-doctson-day-day-hamstring-220315681.html?src=rss

    • There’s been more than a few inj “busts” there.

      For instance, Watkins seems always injured.

    • ButtonShoes

      Did they spend the 7th pick in the 1st round of the draft on Doctson?

      • AlbertInTucson

        He was a first rounder. 22nd pick.

        • ButtonShoes

          Still not quite the same.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I’m sure that makes the Redskins feel better.

            I think you are splitting hairs.

            First round busts.

            You can’t afford them weather he’s #7 or 22.

          • ButtonShoes

            Fine, fine. You’re right. I’lll concede the point.

  • Doc Nitty

    Damn….where y’all been?

    • CanadaBear

      DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOC! How are ya man? Still in love? I might get over to the mainland in September. If I do, I’ll try to contact ya.

    • SC Dave

      *WE* been here, bro. Good to see you back.

      Yonny’s back too.

      And MB will not be able to continue his protest once we hit 3-0

    • Doc, you’ve been too busy with booty and bud for us!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVCMNuQVqa0

  • King of DBB
    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      he’s suspended for at least 4 games though…and Ray McDonald fucked it up for all of us. We can’t even bring on a thug for a quick few games.

      • ButtonShoes

        Blame Pace for that.

  • King of DBB

    Mully and Hanley-Tuesday 08/08/17-Hour 4

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/audio/mully-and-hanley-show/

    Biggsy sounds like can’t catch his breath. Poor Biggsy. He may have been walking across the open field with his cellphone.

    He goes through the roster for guys like Houston and where all the injuries lay and the fact we signed Jaye Howard and now it looks like he won’t be ready for opening day.

    • Peeps were thinking I was being pessimistic when I included Jaye Howard in the “likely to get re-inj” list, but hey, he’s a big man coming off an inj. Don’t have to be a Dr. there.
      On the bright side, Kush wasn’t even on the list, and he’s already out for the year!

      Given that both Howard and Goldman are huge inj-risks, and Bullard thus far sucks, that middle can be swiss cheese by week 4. Helllloooo Unrein….

      That’s why I was hoping for someone like Compton in FA.

      Oh well. You dig elbow deep into the DVD bargain bin, don’t surprise when you pull this

      http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/bbf027644ee04a54bf463db7237cfa05/steven-seagal-keenen-ivory-wayans-poster-the-glimmer-man-1996-bpfg4f.jpg

      • SC Dave

        Unrein looking more valuable all the time.

        There is something to be said for staying on the field and not sucking entirely.

        • I sorta feel the same about Amos.

          After all the MBs, Hardins, Contes…I was just glad he lasted an entire season at S, even if he was just there.

      • Bender McLugh

        Bullard thus far sucks? Not the reports from camp I’ve been reading

        • willbest

          He didn’t do a whole lot last year

        • I’m talking about last yr in actual games.
          Remember when Greene was wowing in camp?
          Yeah, no one else does either.

          • Bender McLugh

            true, need to see it the games

      • ButtonShoes

        Sure sounds like this Bears team needed to draft quite a few healthy, talented defensive starters in what would hopefully be one of the deepest defensive drafts in decades. If only that kind of opportunity had presented itself…

    • Irish Sweetness

      Go easy on Biggsy. Walking around is no walk in the park when you’re the size of Bantha-with-child …. wait ….

    • leftcoastdave

      But Bullard is showing up which makes it all work.

      The injuries last year gave reps and depth with now added competition.

      Top ten D.

    • ButtonShoes

      But all the preseason previews told me what a steal Jaye Howard was and how he was going to help turn our defense into a monster! /sarcasm

      People need to stop trusting in the notion that we have a good defense because a) if it’s completely healthy, it’s only average at best, and that’s only due to the front 7, and b) even more importantly, it’s entirely conditional on the defense being healthy and it never is. Pace has a deep and abiding love for signing players who have had big injuries, and then they predictably get injured soon after they sign up, and people act shocked.

  • willbest

    Fox (on first preseason game QB order): Glennon, Sanchez, Trubisk

    Jeff: “Dumb. Just dumb.”

    Based on your attitude towards the preseason that I have witnessed the last 4 years on the blog, I presume what has you bothered is that we are putting Glennon at injury risk in a meaningless scrimmage and that it is foolish to risk our entire season in such a manner.

    • It’s only dumb if PS mattered, which to Jeff, if doesn’t.
      We need to get a psychologist on here to figure out the compartmentalization and ‘rational’ of Jeff when it comes to Trub.

      Also, if I remember correctly, Jeff was comparing Barkley to Clausen last year before he even played a game, but when Barkley actually looked decent, he went “Barkley Time”.
      Then after he imploded, Jeff discarded Barkley into the Clausen dumpster.

      It was like seeing him cycle through his 6yr stance on Cargo in 6 games.

      A thing to behold…

      I imagine if Glennon begins doing well in games, we’ll see “#GlennonTime” all the same.

      • Johnnywad

        He IS running a business here.

      • leftcoastdave

        He is overthinking and being too clever by half.

        Got to keep track of all the future “I told you so’s” without leaving a record to the contrary.

    • SC Dave

      The only dumb part of it is Jeff’s objection.

  • King of DBB
    • CanadaBear

      Despite your intro, that looks fun.

      • King of DBB

        What you talkin about Willis?

        (Get it?)

        It’s a white guy in a hoodie shooting black drug dealers in Chicago. What could go wrong?

        • CanadaBear

          The original was shocking back in the day. Almost every guy with too much testosterone has a vigilante streak in them.

          • King of DBB

            This one is being directed by the Bear Jew himself.

            It’s going cause problems in Chicago

          • CanadaBear

            I saw that. Looked violent as hell with tons of shooting, what’s not to like? Hope people realize it’s just one more movie. A re-make at that.

          • You think some white guy is going to cruz to the southside with a hoodie and start shooting drug dealers, GP? Damn. That would be funny AF.

            Maybe DeathWish should’ve been Fillipino!

            http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37172002

          • willbest

            In fairness to Willis, I think this is the first movie he isn’t going after Aryans.

          • When something goes down, I’m sure we all think about it.
            It’s only natural.

          • CanadaBear

            Oh yeah.

          • AlbertInTucson

            It’s a relatively low body count. Especially by TODAY’S standards.

    • That YT vid has to boast the fastest racist comment posted eva. SECOND post

      “black people are the most insecure group in America”

      600 thumbs up.

      That being said, looks cool, but isn’t this the Punisher all over again?

      My aunt had the biggest crush Bronson. Considered him a man’s man.

      And apparently back in the day, he was pretty ripped

      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4b/ea/cf/4beacfb45ffb54f2f4447ae151fc8849–charles-bronson-actors-male.jpg

      • CanadaBear

        He always had a set of pipes. He was a more buff version of Harvey Keitel (with a much more limited acting range).

        • “Once Upon a Time in the West” was a good movie with him I came across.
          This chick wasn’t shabby either

          http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-j5WIM65_F0w/TwcQD5BiFGI/AAAAAAAAA1M/JjJHratsW7w/s1600/0hx0s2x32xn4s0x0.jpg

          • Irish Sweetness

            Good movie, still holds up.

            The pride of Tunis, Claudia Cardinale.

          • CanadaBear

            In that pic she looks a bit like Eva Green.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I believe she is Claudia Cardinale. She’s also in THE PROFESSIONALS and THE PINK PANTHER.

            ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST never impressed me. I’m just not a Sergio Leone fan. I can’t handle Leone’s concept of pace. No, not even the Eastwood trilogy.

            As far as Bronson’s acting, I think he’s excellent as the claustraphobic “Tunnel King”, Wolinski, in THE GREAT ESCAPE and he brings a lot to his part as Bernardo Reilly in THE MAGNIFICENT 7.

            He DOES go from pacifist/conscientious objector to vigilante KILLER in DEATH WISH.

            The Tucson scenes in DW were filmed on location here. Tucson International didn’t have jetways back then. Still rolled the stairs up to the planes.

          • BerwynBomber

            I thought of him in that Great Escape role too. He was good there. But I also wonder if it was the perfect role for him. Supporting, limited, foreign character, not much dialog, etc.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I went to the theater to see DEATH WISH.

            The only other film he starred in I remember paying to see was MR. MAJESTYK.

            No Classic, but I was entertained.

            Al Lettieri kind of repeating his gangster from THE GETAWAY and THE GODFATHER.

            Bronson’s good in THE DIRTY DOZEN, too.

        • SC Dave

          Yeah, Bronson could not act for shit.

    • BerwynBomber

      Willis looks too old for that role. Hell, he has old person’s mouth — thinning lips and puckered mouth. And that’s with a ton of a makeup. He can barely talk.

      Die Hard indeed.

      • SC Dave

        ha ha ha

        That was good, BB.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Willis looks like a corpse at a funeral home. Time is a cruel, cruel bitch.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    “My arm’s fine,” Cutler said. “It doesn’t get sore. First of all, we just have to get all the strength and stuff back in it.”

    Did you hear that Malice you poor man’s Vanilla Ice. IT DOESN’T GET SORE. Haha, it does not ever get sore. It is like a japanese anime proton cannon. It does not run out of ammo, it does not stop firing at targets.

    Do you think Cutler would lose his iPad with all of his rhymes? Do you think he’d lose a rap battle like you fucking do all of the time? Do you think he’d go this long without a record deal? Step up your game Plizzaya and do it like Cutty does it.

    • SC Dave

      Is Yonny back, or fucking what?

    • Irish Sweetness

      “It is like a japanese anime proton cannon.”

      MWAH!

    • BerwynBomber

      Here, as a PSA to you and half of the blog:

      https://www.thephinsider.com/

      • SC Dave

        The guy writing the “Cutler Is Not Lazy and Uninterested…” article:

        I was hoping it would be good, and it may be, but in the very beginning we get this:

        “In fact, the Bears ended up giving up 2 1st round picks, and a 3rd in exchange for Cutler and a 5th”

        Never mind the fact that the reason the Broncos said they traded with Chicago was because the Bears offered Kyle Orton too. A little homework, perhaps?

        • BerwynBomber

          I honestly didn’t read. Just punched up Dolphins blog and that was the first hit.
          I believe that SB Nation has one for all teams.

        • CanadaBear

          I’m surprised they got the 5th rd pick correct. Usually that gets left out.

        • SC Dave

          So I did go back and actually, in my opinion, it is a truthful description of the whole Cutler/media thing. Of course, given that, it makes Jay look pretty good.

          As I wrote earlier, we needed to move on from him, but I really *do* hope he kicks ass for Miami. Especially vs. Brady.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I have an AFC team now. I’m pulling for Cutty again. Fuck.

          • leftcoastdave

            I’m with you. Cutty was treated poorly with all the bs. I want him to kick butt and redeem himself.

  • SC Dave
    • willbest

      Oh noes… its going to be Pitt and Aniston all over again.

    • BerwynBomber

      Nah, they met and fell in love on Cutty Island. So they’ll always have that foundation. But yes, could be a sweetie spat on where new boy Mitch is in the pecking order.

  • SC Dave
    • willbest

      A conditional 5th rounder?

      • SC Dave

        I was just wondering if it would be some bubble player on the Eagles rather than a draft choice.

      • ButtonShoes

        That’s the best we can scrounge up for Fuller at this point? Phil Emery’s fuckery continues to kneecap this team.

      • That’s embarrassing.
        Might as well keep him around, unless he really is whining like a bitch.

        We can prolly get more for Sanchize.

        You know the second we trade Fuller, Prince’s knee will fall out.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Dude. Did you see Jay throwing it about in a Fins uni?
    It’s like the smoking ex french-kissing someone else right in front of you. Oh man ….

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000827122/article/gase-jay-cutler-remembers-everything-with-offense

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      My wife found out about the move and she looks at me and you could see it in her eyes….

      She knew that i would be watching the Bears and Dolphins every week. 6+ hours of football every weekend for 16+ weeks.

      Fucking teal shirts purchased. TEAL!

      Dolphins cheerleaders on my screensaver.

      Multiple fantasy football leagues. One Bears based. One Fins based.

      Double the amount of cocktailing.

      Oh man, my marriage is going to suffer.

      P.S. – the fucking gambling!!!!!!

      • Irish Sweetness

        Yup. I am now a Fin fan too. Shamelessly.

        Kenny Stills is now worth drafting in all formats.

        (ducks)

  • Irish Sweetness

    R.I.P. Glen Travis Campbell … no longer on the line.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKeqXyY-9xA

  • SC Dave

    New thread

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    I wish the best for Cutler. He joined the Bears originally with no O-line and yet never had that Aikman look for getting sacked over and over again during the first two or so years.

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