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Bye, Glennon: One Thought on the First Preseason Game

| August 11th, 2017


There is no reason to overreact to the first preseason game. But forgive me while I overreact to the first preseason game.

It’s time.

Now.

Not tomorrow.

Not Week 8.

Now.

#PlayTheKid.

Mitch Trubisky is the most talented quarterback on the Bears roster and the future of the franchise. Last night’s performance – while excellent – didn’t just confirm that. It confirmed what this site has been writing and screaming and a month: Mike Glennon should not play a down for this franchise if it means delaying the future.

Make the move.

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  • chitownproud85

    FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTBALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Hey guys

  • FQD1911

    Play the damn kid.

  • Scharfinator

    I’m not going as far as to say Trub is going to be great.

    But holy shit Glennon was bad.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Glennon isn’t good.

      • Irish Sweetness

        18M. His father must be a mason or something. Jesus Holy Sacrifice.

        (Ponders working out 18M in Thai baht)

        • Corporal Clott

          Yup, that or Sweaty Teddy’s love child. Lol

      • Bender McLugh

        just watched the Pick-6……smh. Seriously horrible throw. Was his arm hit?

      • fishing florida

        glennon will be better. trubisky is special. good job pace.

  • ButtonShoes

    Yup. Why draft Trubisky at #2 if you aren’t going to play him? Just start Trubisky. We need to know if he’s the guy because Glennon sure as shit isn’t.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Why pay Gummo 18M when you know you’re going to draft Trubisky?

      Why. The. Fuck.

      • Bender McLugh

        Hedging the bet for finding a QB. Why they thought Glennon was that hedge is the question for me. Still only one preseason game but yeesh…

        • Irish Sweetness

          Glennon turns down 10M to be a starter in Chicago? I mean if it was only a year thing … why put in a guy on a big contract? You just let Cutty coast his career out. The kid takes over on a night of bed-shitting …. it was perfect.

          • CanadaBear

            FFS Irish, one more year of Cutler and the Bears would have to pay people to come to games. It was fucking over.

      • CanadaBear

        And if the Browns took MT?

      • Hey, me and MB are prolly the only dudes on here who wanted to keep Hoyer for $5M-ish, but I can understand Pace’s logic.

        Two shots at a franchise QB.

        Also, as Data said, Glennon was perhaps the most expensive decoy ever, which helped us land Trub.

        The Browns had WAY more ammo to have traded up and stolen him right before us, and that was Pace’s worst nightmare.

        So, he spent McCaskey’s $18M to help him land his QB and maybe save some extra picks.

        So be it.

        All that matters is the result.

        We got our QB.

        Cap next season won’t be handicapped.

        Onward and forward.

      • fishing florida

        and, you would have had the guts to draft trubisky?

      • fishing florida

        how old are you? 12? 11?

  • SC Dave

    Everyone knows preseason games are meaningless.

    Except when they allow certain people to yell “I told you so”.

    • chitownproud85

      lol yeap

  • King of DBB

    I don’t see why Butt Fumble can’t start opening day with Glennon there and Trub can continue to get more work. I suspect the Tr00b would get more experience that was valuable watching the Sanchize make adjustments than Glennon who, in addition to seemingly having a wet noodle arm – looks dumb. Like dumb adjustments, not knowing how to audible – just hick slow. No value in that.

    Jeff twats that Sanchize got no mo game. I don’t think that’s the case.

  • Corporal Clott

    I didn’t see the game but from reading the posts, the 1st meaningless game of the season has the whole fan base excited about Trubinsky and much chagrin over Glennon. It’s about time Bears fans have something to feel good about. Let’s hope we now have a QB. If Glennon is that bad, it’s no wonder Pace went “all in” for Trubinsky.

    • SC Dave

      The excitement over one preseason game against backups is a bit over the top, but that being said, Trubisky looked good. As someone pointed out on the game thread, playing against second or third stringers does not magically make you throw the ball accurately. And Trub was accurate. Very accurate.

      Overall, the team looked okay, although the offensive line struggled badly against the Bronco starters. I imagine there will be some hard work over that between now and preseason game 2 next Sunday (Saturday?)

      • Irish Sweetness

        Accuracy and safety, Dave. That’s two things I’ll take from my QB. That’s a real good base right there.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Here’s all of Mitch’s throws … you don’t need to see anything else (apart from Thompson’s return).

      DO THAT DANCE!

      Wow this kid is good. His incompletions:

      – 2 balls batted down at the LOS
      – 3 balls downfield both placed where ONLY the receiver could catch the ball. Very safe balls even though in traffic.

      He had one amazing pass to Thompson (who is a much better receiver than he’s given credit for) where there were FOUR DBs converging on him, and it was STILL thrown where only the receiver could catch it. (3:20)

      This kid is really really good, and it has sweet FA to do with pre-season. He can look after the ball. That’ll do me.

      If only the defense would get after the ball we could be a really good team.

      • SC Dave

        That short sideline pass to Shaheen makes me smile. I think Broncos #36 may consider a different approach to tackling Adam next time.

        And I don’t see any big deal on the throw at 3:20; receiver was three steps open, The next throw, at around 3:40, was much more impressive.

        • CanadaBear

          He really is a big fucker!

  • Irish Sweetness

    If the next three games work out in a similar fashion, Jeff’s prediction still might not come true. But we’ll see. Gummo didn’t have things go his way today, we’ll see what happens next week – it’s interesting. Mitch is supposed to be struggling with the NFL but he looked pretty good regardless of the level of opposition in the defensive backfield. Pace did his due diligence. The kid didn’t shit the bed. Good.

    Thoughts:

    1. DHC needs to be cut this very day. He’s taking up a bed, and stealing food from us. 36 and 45 need to go. Now. Fucking last year, but whatever.

    2. Way to go Bullard, finally. Grasu looking nice and chunky and good on the line too.

    3. Fuckin’ Mitchy boy, eh? Nice one, kid.

    4. Deonte Thompson is making this team. We know he’s fast, but fuck, he’s fast. I think you have to give Cruz a shot. He looks like our slot. Randle needs a shot. Cam is the banker. Wright and Wheaton were signed they probably make it. That leaves gentry, Bellamy et al out in the cold. Momentarily.

    5. Cody is probably more useful to us as a guard at this point, and that’s where we drafted him to play, after all. Leave Grasu where he is for PS and try it out with Cody beside him.

    6. We don’t have a pass rush without the philosophy to do so – PS or no – and I believe Vic Fangio is killing this team in not allowing the specimens he has to rush the passer. We could do it, he just won’t. Willie Young and Leonard Floyd should be going at it left right and center. Fangio is strangling our defense like restraining a bulldog on a short leash. The thing is useless unless you let it go. The best defense is attack. This has been known by men for millennia. It was written about.

    7. I don’t really have a 7.

    But an eighteen million dollar QB needs to be allowed the opportunity to shit the bed in week one. He is owed that regardless of we all know who the better QB is.

    (casually inspects own fingernails)

    So … uh … Cutty and draft pick was the way to go, eh …? Wasn’t badly hurt there was he? Cheaper too, imagine that … knew the offense and all the staff inside out …..shame ….

    (sashays off)

    • willbest

      I think moving Cody to guard is as dumb as moving Long to tackle

      • Irish Sweetness

        We’ll see.

      • leftcoastdave

        It simply depends upon Kyle Long and whether he can go. The simple question will be which is better, the Oline with Whitehair at C and ??? at LG or Grassu at C and Whitehair at LG. Last night Compton started at LG and that did not go very well.
        Leno gave up the hit on Glennon for the pick six and neither side of the line moved the ball on the ground.
        Watch Glennon be given a play action pass to start the next game against the Cardinals. Why it was not given to him last night is a mystery with his twin tower TEs.

        • willbest

          Even if Long can go, you can’t trust him to make it through the season. Every year he is hurt more than the last. The kid’s heart wants to give way more than his body can stand.

          • leftcoastdave

            And thus ??? as well as the only disappointment from the draft being Jordan Morgan. I think it is a certainty we will see the Grassu/Whitehair combination on the field at some point and the sooner the better to gain the experience working together.

      • yes and no. Whitehair is a different kind of stud than Long in that he came into the NFL with damn near perfect technique, and experience excelling at multiple positions in college.

        I don’t like yo-yoing him around during the season, but if something happens where they find Grasu is a quality C, I’d be ok with keeping him at G next to Grasu long term.

        Overall I would prefer keeping Whitehair at C though. He’s so good there, and that spot is vital.

        • fishing florida

          grasu is a bust.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      DHC = Brutal

      • Scharfinator

        I’m not connecting the dots, who is DHC?

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          Deiondre Houston Carson.

    • Bobby Douglass

      I forget what eight was for.

    • Noooobody was trading for Cutler. Nooooobody even called him when they didn’t have to give up shit (until Tannenhill’s knee became a “ticking time bomb”).

      I’m a bit torn about Fangio’s philo.

      Since we all worship the ’85 46 kamikaze attack, it always tries my patience when we only try to rush 4, and show no exotic blitzes.

      But didn’t that work for Lovie? Look at the best Ds around the league. SEA has been the most consistently excellent, and they play a base cover-3. Nothing exotic. 4 rushers. Zone behind.

      A good D has more to do with the RIGHT 4 rushing, not how many pass rushers it sends.

      The problem is, we don’t have Tommie Harris or Peppers in their prime. Game changers that allow the rest of the D to fly and whoop ass behind them.

      Pace and Fangio are hoping Floyd is that guy. They were hoping McPhee could do some damage too, but all he damages is his knees.

      OTH, if we don’t roster that dominate pass rusher, then Fangio has to get creative, which he hasn’t thus far. If you’re gonna fight a guy two times your size, you can’t be conventional. You better do some Matrix shit, and Fangio seems unwilling to do so.

      – I noticed Grasu did look a little thicker. Let’s hope his knee can handle it this yr.

      – you’re preaching to the choir about Thompson. Like I said on numerous times, he’s everything Braverman should be, but isn’t. He’ll be hard to cut.

      Perhaps lost in all the Trub hype is how much more improved our Specials looked. O’donnel pinned it inside the 20 TWICE. I think he only did that once all last season. Our gunners are good. McMannis might suck donkey balls at CB, but he’s a sp team ace. Bellamy and Carey bring it.

      At PR Thompson is decent, but Cohen and Action Jackson can be dangerous.

      KRs aren’t so much of a big deal now due to the new rules, but it’s nice knowing that we don’t have to worry about brining it out 10 yds and being tackled. The Jet on top of his RB chops can KR as well.

      Apparently Barth is so good that we already cut that other K, so it’s his gig.

  • BearDown100393

    You need to go to rehab.

  • willbest

    The only thing I think we should do at QB that I didn’t think we should have done better before yesterday is cut Sanchez and roll with Shaw or someone else on the PS so we can carry an extra RB

    • Irish Sweetness

      I missed Sanchez, what’d he do?

      • AlbertInTucson

        He inspired the staff to get him out of there in a hurry.

    • SC Dave

      I assume you are not talking about Langford.

      • willbest

        Howard, Benny, Cohen, and Carey is who I would take.

        • SC Dave

          Agreed.

        • Carey isn’t safe until we go w 2 QBs or only 3TEs.

          Can’t carry Carey with 3 QBS and 4TEs.

    • Maybe the Bears are rolling with Sanchize now to tutor Trub a bit (I saw him talking w Birdcage and Trub between plays) and get him acclimated to the O.

      Then, they cut him and stash him in the emergency QB roledex

      Given how many QBs went down last season, not a bad plan.

      Though he shouldn’t be stealing any meaningful reps from Trub

  • Irish Sweetness

    Is that the first emoji on the blog? I feel old.

    Hi Artoo.

    • Artoo

      Probably lol I wanted to upload a screenshot of an old news paper clipping but couldn’t

    • leftcoastdave

      What’s an emoji?

    • Bobby Douglass

      You are not old. Get off my frickin’ lawn.

  • Frank Schoenburg

    Bye Glennon. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      You’re a cold man Schoenburg!

      • Frank Schoenburg

        That is my warm side:)

        • King of DBB

          You’re a bad man, Charlie Brown

    • And take your hot wife and $18M with you!

  • leftcoastdave

    At minimum, Glennon was a great false card (along with Sanchez) which lead to being able to get Trubinski.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Think they were certain to get Trubs at 3, so they dealt the 2? Makes sense. Who’s their quarterback again?

  • Make Trubisky 2nd string next week. If he continues to look this good, at least have him split snaps with the 1s in week 3. Give him a fair shot at the starting spot if he continues to earn it.

  • Irish Sweetness

    The Vikings don’t have a good pass-blocking game by the looks of it.

    Will Fangio take advantage of that? Will he @$%!

    • Bender McLugh

      hahaha love it Irish, go get em!

      • Irish Sweetness

        You blitz them all day long and you might shut them out.

        • CanadaBear

          Or they might stand up the blitz and score about 10 TD’s against horrible DB’s.

  • Seriously, though, short of Glennon shredding a knee or something, could last night have gone any better for the “play Trubisky right away” crowd?

    • Frank Schoenburg

      Nope. Play Trubisky right away!

    • BearDown100393

      A TD instead of a FG.

  • Here’s one point about the play/sit debate that I haven’t seen mentioned yet:

    a rookie QB’s contract is for 4 years. If they become a solid starter or better at any point in that time period, they are a HUGE bargain in the salary cap. We’ve seen teams like SF and SEA have a massive leg up because of that.

    The earlier you play a QB, the earlier he gets the growing pains out of the way, which means he has more time on his rookie deal where he is a bargain.

    • Another point in favor of playing early: sitting is no guarantee of development. Kevin White was an extremely talented but raw rookie who has now sat for two years. Guess what? He still looks super raw. I know there’s injury issues there too, but sitting doesn’t guarantee anything. Paxton Lynch sat almost all of last year for the “rookie redshirt” QB season, and he still looked raw.

      If Trubisky continues to look like the moment won’t overwhelm him, what do you think will do more for his development? Watching film and getting basically zero practice reps as the 3rd string QB or getting every practice rep + over 1000 game snaps (or even 500 if he plays half the season)?

      And snaps this year will make next offseason more profitable too. He’ll have game film to watch so he can see explicitly what he needs to work on improving.

      I’m not saying you just throw Trubisky in, but you give him every chance to earn PT. If he continues to look like he won’t be overwhelmed, then you start the growing process.

      How much Glennon plays depends only on Trubisky. He is an afterthought (he’s always been an afterthought), because it’s obvious Trubisky is the vastly more talented player. If it’s anywhere close between them, you let Trubisky play, because he’ll get better while Glennon is what he is.

      • CanadaBear

        One caveat, If the OL gets dinged up, leave MT on the sideline. I don’t want to see him wreck a knee and lose his mobility at the beginning of his career.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Ha! We lose Long and Sitton, what say ye then? We Cutlerise him behind a bad line?

          • CanadaBear

            No, play Glennon until he’s IRed and then follow with Sanchez. Do not put MT in harms way if the OL is a turnstile. The Bears aren’t going anywhere this year so there’s no reason to get MT hurt.

      • Irish Sweetness

        In fairness, I wasn’t expecting that first time out. Giving him decent playing time in PS might help him iron out the wrinkles.
        But remember, we’ve seen him with time to step into his passes. If he was in against the Broncos that Gummo faced all up in his grille ….let’s see him under pressure from the best, before the coronation.

        • he was under pressure last night. It’s just that, unlike Glennon, he showed the ability to run away from it and throw on the run.

    • The “leg up” only works if the GM is willing to transfer the savings into FA.

      Pace thus far has been unwilling to get that FA stud.

      The highest graded guy he got in FA is McPhee his 1st yr.

      Maybe now that he has his franchise QB he changes models (a 5star WR, CB or DT/DE would be nice), but I’ll believe it when I see it.

      • in an ideal scenario, Trubisky plays some and looks good this year. That changes the mindset for 2018 to now they’re actually trying to make the playoffs and contend. We don’t know what Pace will do there, that’s a completely different mindset than what he’s had so far as GM.

        Best case is spend that extra money on short-term upgrades, like Seahawks did with a guy like Cliff Avril.

  • Bears-4-Ever

    One pre-season game is not enough to start the kid. Let’s sit back and see how he performs, if he consistently puts out like he did last night in the rest of the pre-season games then you START him. Period. Sanchez is a shoe in for the number 2 spot if Glennon shits the bed. Glennon looks like a deer in the headlights, we don’t need a QB like that at any depth.

  • leftcoastdave

    UNDER RADAR:Nobody has yet spoken about the success of Bellamy’s hand transplants.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Bellamy makes this team. He makes other WR’s look absolutely white in terms of separation. That fucking dude beats everyone…..it’s then about 60/40 whether he catches it or not.

      • Bender McLugh

        Deonte Thompson looked way too good as well, like a different guy

        • Irish Sweetness

          Not just as returner, but finally as a hands guy too. Bellamy hauled in a hospital pass across the middle also.

        • I don’t know why ppl are surprised about Thompson. Maybe they stopped watching when Barkley began, but Thompson looked good down the stretch last season.

          • Bender McLugh

            without a doubt, and it was out of nowhere. But he looked even better than expected last night

      • AlbertInTucson

        And he’s been a +guy on special teams.

  • King of DBB

    Tr00b breakout AND the PGA championship

    Clearly this is Jeffs week

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Full breakdown coming in a bit. I watched the fuck out of that game.
    Quick hot take: Trubisky plays with a shit ton of energy and athleticism and Birdcage has to be rubbing his penis against every object he sees at his house thinking of the Sprint outs, rollouts , bootlegs, naked bootlegs, spread option, read option variations he’d be able to employ if Trubisky is the QB.
    Glennon limits you as a play caller because he doesn’t have that fast forward speed and quickness and no team fears his mobility.

    • Glennon couldn’t even throw on the move last night. A couple times he moved around to avoid pressure, found an open man, and then couldn’t make the (relatively simple) throw.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        we have 21 slot receivers on this team. Imagine the kind of quick hitting routes that can be employed if LB’s have to respect the run or pass from the QB himself. haha, i mean if i was DC of the opposition i’d just have someone decapitate Trubisky every play until he was David Carr’d but that’s just me.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Bellamy looks like odd man out. Wish him well in the AFC.

          • Cruz is not making this roster, IMO. He’s currently 5th on the depth chart and doesn’t play ST (which Bellamy does).

            All the other WRs only stopped playing when Glennon left the game. That’s when Cruz came in, and he was still in with the scrubs in the 4th quarter.

          • Irish Sweetness

            What’s the beef with Cruz? Body? Has he got Floyd Mayweather hands? (Oh, it’s coming boys .. August 26th … we take over…)

          • he’s just not as good as Wright, and they only have so many roster spots.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Cruz and Randle would need to BALL OUT to make this team.

          • Thought the same.
            Never good when a vet is playing in the 4rth of a PS game.

          • especially when the best he can muster against scrubs is 3 catches on 6 targets for 11 yards (with one awful drop)

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Bellamy is going nowhere. He is a Bear.

    • BearDown100393

      Mitch looked like a gamer last night. Many others have already expressed this (and better) but what got my attention the most was working the pocket, stepping up and delivering the football. Happy feet? Not his.

      • Irish Sweetness

        His feet were great right? Every throw in the pocket, bang, he was stepping into them all.

    • King of DBB

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        haha, GP, please find a way to splice positive Trubisky plays with a corresponding Birdcage scream.
        Imagine him sitting in the film room by himself just screeching after every pocket climb, accurate sprintout, correct coverage read, etc.
        lol, I can’t stop laughing right now.

        • CanadaBear

          He was so good in that movie!

          • I loved the part when Robin Williams began walking like John Wayne, and it suddenly dawned that he did kinda walk gay!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Yah, everyone in the world sees it …. but they’re paying Gummo the wedge. What to do? Pace cancelled himself out with Ginny if Trubs starts in week one. The most expensive backup ever.

      • CanadaBear

        I’m sure they wouldn’t be pleased seeing all that money on the bench but if MT is the real deal, they will get over it.

  • leftcoastdave

    The other HUGE story- the D played with swag:

    “With the Bears’ first- and second-team defense on the
    field, the Broncos converted only one of six third-down plays, averaged
    3.6 yards per play and scored three points in the first half. In fact,
    the Broncos were 1-for-8 on third down and averaged 3.8 yards per play
    into the fourth quarter before third- and fourth-team Bears defenders
    yielded two touchdowns that gave the Broncos a 24-17 victory.”

    • Part of that is because Lynch looked like ’16 Kap.

      Elway was pinning his hope on that dude, and he looked rather awful.

  • Bobby Douglass

    Meaningless game. But… I like the kid. Reminds me of a right handed me. With touch.

    • CanadaBear

      And a clue. No offense, of course!

      • Bobby Douglass

        None taken!

  • Malice Halice

    Buying my Mitchell Trubiskey jersey today! That boy the truth! I was amazed by our 1st n 2nd string except Glennon n the DB that dropped the INT, I give the bears a B+

  • 505Bears

    So, what’s the plan for the next preseason game? Glennon gets more time, but does Trubadour get in after him, with Chez getting the clean up work?

    • BearDown100393

      I think there is what Fox/Pace puts out to the public as “the plan” and then there is the “real” play in the works. I honestly don’t know what that would be. But after last night’s performance, it is my hope that they continue with it.

    • that would be my next step if I was in charge. Let Trubisky play more than 1 drive with the backups and see if he can continue to look poised.

      • 505Bears

        Yeah, the Card D starters should play a bit more. It will be an away game – preseason, but still an away game. Give Truby some time against/with starters/primary backups, and see what he does.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Slow and steady, the plan must not change just because he didn’t shit the bed. Although he was really very good.

  • BearDown100393

    The most positive vibe on a player that I’ve read here on the blog in a very long time. I hope the kid continues to show development. Let’s give him the space and time needed to make that possible.

  • King of DBB
  • Sactowns#1

    If Gomer isn’t the #2 next week then something is wrong. A lot of people talking about how bad Glennon looked but Sanchez achieved the miracle of looking even worse. Make Gomer the #2 and give him some good reps. Sanchez is “in case of emergency break glass” QB.

    • willbest

      Does he need to win a Super Bowl to get you to use Mitch, Trub, Trubs or some other variation of his name? Or would just a playoff run work?

      • Sactowns#1

        This is a good question. I would say the release of a superior Christmas album would do it.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I don’t give a hoot who plays where in PS. It’s whether or not Fox :

      a) has the balls to start the kid and keep the salary on the bench

      b) has the authority to do so.

      • willbest

        Bears 2017 total payout to Trubisky is going to be 19.7 million. Their total 2017 payout to Glennon will be 16 million. Granted due to contract length and structure Trubisky’s cap hit is only 5.5 million vs. Glennon’s 14 million. But in terms of who got the most of the McCaskey’s money this season of all the Bears that would be Trubisky.

        • not about the money, they’ve staked their careers on Trubisky. If he’s ready, he’ll play.

          Glennon is nothing more than an expensive decoy to ensure nobody knew they wanted Trubisky so they could get him.

          • willbest

            They didn’t want him enough to pay the Browns. You think somebody like the Jets would have if they new the Bears were going to draft him?

          • they knew the Browns weren’t drafting a QB and weren’t open to trading down except for a really high price.

            If everybody knew the Bears wanted Trubisky, how high do you think the price to trade up would have been? A lot higher than what they paid.

        • Irish Sweetness

          And congratulations to Mrs. Glennon. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she’d get the house by the lake. In Tahoe. You have it now honey. High five.

          • willbest

            He wasn’t exactly poor before, As a 3rd rounder he picked up 3-5 million already I believe. And he is good enough to be a backup in this league long term so he was looking at a career with 15-20 million in total compensation. This just bumped him up to the 35 million range.

      • CanadaBear

        It’s all about sunk costs. They will give Glennon every opportunity but if he shits the bed continually, he will be holding a clipboard/Ipad.

        • Sactowns#1

          They’re Surface Pros Canada. Microsoft paid vast sums just so a small bit of my brain would retain that worthless information.

          • CanadaBear

            The NFL will be so disappointed in me! Once they find out I’ve never had a cell phone, they will probably forgive me!

          • Irish Sweetness

            When we’re all walking around like Stepford children looking for you, after the aliens use mobile phones to program us all … there won’t be any more joking Canada. Then it’s arse-rape on some hot planet near andromeda as you’re suspended in time for a thousand years .. .and it only stops when there aren’t any more atoms left in your bottom.

          • CanadaBear

            I’m a little more hopeful than you. Just have no use for a cell phone.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I believe they’re completely shit and break easily.

            Come and sue me Microsoft, I live in Thailand. Best of luck!

    • Trub should absolutely be playing ahead of Sanchez.

      But, if Sanchez only gets one token series ahead of Trub, and Trub plays from the 2nd QTR on, I have no complaints.

      Though I still want to see him with the 1st team in live action.

      Maybe he can take over in the 2nd qtr of the 3rd PS game when teams treat it more like a real game.

  • Irish Sweetness

    2019 or 2020?

  • CanadaBear

    Saw the highlights, didn’t see the game. Did Kevin White even play? Did Gentry play at all? Really glad MT had a nice debut but that’s all it really is until he plays against the 1’s. Gotta keep in mind Glennon played against one of the best D’s in the league and MT played against a D that would be #33 in the league (by a lot). Not trying to downplay MT’s debut. I’m no different than the rest of you guys, I’m definitely sporting a diamond cutter for MT!

    • To be fair, Trubisky also played with offensive guys who mostly won’t be on an NFL roster in a month. But the point is valid. The most important thing was that he showcased the traits that made him the #2 overall pick. He has a strong arm, but his best traits are his touch and accuracy, and he’s also very mobile and throws well on the run. Those skills should translate as he moves up the depth chart, he will just need to improve the footwork and mental processing (as every young QB does).

      Glennon looked like shit, but he was far from alone on the 1st string offense. Whitehair snapped one way over him and had a holding penalty, Leno regularly got beat by Denver’s backup OLB (Von Miller didn’t play). And the WRs didn’t make any contested catches for Glennon, although several times they were only contested because Glennon made a poor throw.

      Basically nobody on the 1st string offense really did anything to stand out in a good way. Glennon stood out in a bad way, but so did some others.

      • CanadaBear

        That was the impression I had looking over the stats, play by play, etc. I have faith in Nathan Lane to get MT ready and also to know when it’s time to play him. Fox, not so much.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Schwarzenegger’s arm … with Nathan Lane’s feet. I like it.

      • Bender McLugh

        I haven’t seen any Tarik Cohen highlights. Did he play with the firsts?

        • yes. He played some with both 1s and 2s. Looked good with both. He is QUICK.

          But also showed nice patience and vision, which is good to see from a young RB like that. Too many have the tendency to bounce everything and go for the HR every time. He waited for some nice seams between the tackles and slid through.

          • SC Dave

            I think Howard-Cohen combo is going to give people fits. Assuming the oline pulls their collective heads out of their asses and starts blocking people.

          • Cohen is like an adrenaline shot. Instant explosiveness.

            He was literally an inch away (when he juuuust stepped out) from making like an 80yd run

            I love the idea of Howard just bruising them. Then when it gets to the 4rth and the Bears switch to high tempo with Trub and a fresh Cohen, good luck with that fat bodies!

          • SC Dave

            I’m betting we’ll be real happy we have that guy. Even Irish may get over his Fournette fugue.

        • Fuuuuuuck yeah.
          Dude is the reals.

          I agree with Acho’s assessment. Some guys are quick. Some guys are fast.

          This little fuck is BOTH.

          Everyone around him seemed slow.

          And he’s so elusive and low to the ground, I think it’ll be hard to get a clean hit on him.

          • Bender McLugh

            Sproles 2.0

          • SC Dave

            The New and Improved version!

      • The other factor to keep in mind with Trub is that in college he struggled with disguised blitzes and complicated Ds. He didn’t see any of that last night, on top of playing vs scrubs and running a mostly shotgun O he was used to (it won’t be that spread heavy in the regular season).

        That being said, he aced the test, even if it was just a y/n scantron and not a 10page essay on nuclear fission.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Kevin looked fit. That’s all I got.

      • Pretty sure he played all the snaps with the 1s, but didn’t get a single target. I’d have to go look at the all 22 to see if that was because of him not being open or what.

        • CanadaBear

          That’s really disappointing. I thought for sure they would be feeding him the ball to build his confidence.

          • willbest

            It might have been the plan but then the oline didn’t block anybody.

          • me too. But I think after the disastrous first drive (awful pass incomplete, awful pass pick 6) they were more worried about building Glennon’s confidence.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          I saw him convert a first down. Nice route and catch.

        • Odd that they didn’t let White play with the 2s and even 3rds like Cruz.

          He needs the reps. He needs the confidence. He needs the chemistry (with Trub).

          Cruz was out there a lot, even after getting nailed. That tells me they’re not sure about him making the roster.

          • I would be very surprised if Cruz does make the roster at this point.

            I think they just want White healthy into the season, then they’ll work on reps.

          • The thing is it’s not as if White looked like Julio when he was healthy.

            White needs as many reps as possible. He can’t still be hurt after all this time.

            Put him out there. He should be playing a lot more, esp since one of the knocks on him is his limited route running experience.

      • CanadaBear

        DAMN!

    • Gentry played. Besides a boneheaded flag, he caught a decent ball. He’s not going to get any YAC, but he has good size and crisp routes. I was hoping they’d throw him a fade in the endzone to test him, but Birdcage had other plans.

      I’m looking forward to seeing more of him, esp with everyone else looking like shit (no separation. no boxing out. drops).

      Cruz looked ok but you can tell he’s lost something. Even while Salsa dancing he looked like he didn’t want to break a hip.

  • willbest

    Jeff on White being an impact players: “With Glennon, none. With Trubisky, if he’s healthy, a lot.”

    So basically Jeff is saying White is dogshit since he needs an athletic, mobile, and accurate QB throwing him the ball in order to create the separation he is supposed to be able to get on his own and to maximize his ability to catch the ball with those alligator arms of his.

    • CanadaBear

      No doubt a WR will look better with an accurate passer but either you got it or you don’t. Hope KW turns out to be at least league avg at WR. He has a long way to go to get there.

  • Sactowns#1

    To everyone riding so high on Gomer I must remind you all, we could have had Deshawn Watson and more draft picks. He looked MIGHTY good last night.

    • beninnorcal

      Trubiscuit didn’t look so bad either though.

    • willbest

      Did he? People were saying he had tuck and run tendencies. Every time Mitch ran his eyes were looking down field until he was crossing the LOS.

    • beninnorcal

      Sac, I’ll be driving by your old stomping grounds in a few hours on my way to camp in the Sierra’s with my fam.

      • Sactowns#1

        Nice. Stop by Fieldwork in Midtown or my friends families brewery, Claimstake, which is off Sunrise and 50. Enjoy and I’m jealous. All the camping around here is like 1000-2000 ft elevation. 🙁

        • beninnorcal

          Interesting, I’ve been to Fieldwork in Berkeley.
          We’ll be camping at Wright’s lake, around 7 or 8 thousand feet. Cheers

          • Sactowns#1

            LOVE wrights lake. The trail into desolation and the hike up to Hidden Lake from there is awesome. Dark lake is nice too and very close by. If you have the kiddos you can head over to Lions trail and its an easy hike to Bloodsucker, which is a lake filled with leaches. Kids love leaches right?

          • beninnorcal

            hahaha, I’ll check it out.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Be safe. Tell the kids: stranger danger. Trust me on that.

    • Irish Sweetness

      It was highly touted they were the two. They’ll both be good. Had we sat pretty we were getting a good QB either way.

      • willbest

        good prospect. Good QB takes a couple years

    • Watson did NOT look better than Trub.

      Watson will eventually break in half like RG3.

      Book it.

      • SC Dave

        I agree that Watson did not look better than Trub. But he did look pretty decent.

        • Yeah, not knocking on Watson, but I was playing close attention to him, and he did not impress me more than Trub.

          If I were passing out grades, I’d give Watson a B and Trub an A.

          Trub gets that extra bump for level of difficulty.

  • beninnorcal

    Glennon didn’t get much help from his receiver’s with a few of those drops and that high snap made things worse. That pick-6 was bad though.
    But I thought most of Glennon’s throws, especially the deep ball that was dropped, were underthrown balls, giving the defenders too many chances to knock them down. He wasn’t nearly as accurate as the rookie, imho.
    Defense looked tough, though, and how about that running game? Also, refreshing to see some actual kick/punt returns for the first time in several years.
    The game was meaningless, but encouraging.

    • underthrown and hung in the air for too long

      • beninnorcal

        Yes, that pick six was the only ball that was overthrown, it sailed, he should’ve gone more underneath to hit Miller there.

        • I thought that was underthrown. He had Meredith open about 5 yards past that, but didn’t step into the throw due to impending pressure and IMO left it short.

          • beninnorcal

            But I’m pretty sure the intended was Miller. Your right tho, if he was trying to hit Meredith.

          • SC Dave

            Pretty sure I read a quote from Glennon that the ball “sailed a bit” on that one.

    • willbest

      The only caveat on our D-line is that Trevor Simian is nobody’s idea of a franchise QB.

      • their OL is crap too.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Will Fangio take advantage of that in the superbowl?

          (Inside Fangio’s head: “They totally won’t be expecting us to rush three all night…”)

          • willbest

            We are playing the Fins in the super bowl.

      • beninnorcal

        Agreed, but we did dominate both LOS until the fourth, wharn the cream of the CFL(no offense, Canada) was playing. That was good too.

        • CanadaBear

          None taken. I like the CFL because it’s affordable for the fans and game days for the fans are the same. The play on the field is OK. Really don’t watch it much, esp since I don’t live in Calgary any more and will probably never see another CFL game live. I’d have to hop a ferry and go to Vancouver to see a game and that ain’t happening.

        • I don’t think the first team Oline dominated at all.
          I’m willing to bet the YPC with the 1st team was under 3.0

          Which made for long down and distance (which lead to the INT).

          I’m just hoping Long returns (healthy) and Whitehair cleans up his snaps.

          He struggled a lil last yr with snaps, but that was understandable since he was a rook pushed into a new position.

          He has no excuses this yr.

          • SC Dave

            Definitely with Butch here. Our oline got their asses handed to them virtually every play when the Broncos 1s were in.

          • And that was without Von Miller.

            Only bright side is the Donks have a top 3 D, and Olines usu take longer to gell than Dlines since they’re based on reps and chemistry.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      The O did no favors for Glennon to be sure. Meredith HAS to catch that ball on that comeback. Glennon has to lead the receiver on that crossing route that was broken up.
      The pick 6 was bad but the WR’s were bunched up like Tards to begin with.
      Glennon poses no threat with our current WR corps. Trub helps our average WR’s get a little more separation because the DB’s have to at least glance at what the fuck the QB is doing back there.

      • beninnorcal

        He wasn’t leading any recievers, thats for sure.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Mitch was, and how.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Never do I remember a loss so well received.

      • it’s preseason. You don’t judge based on score at all.

        You judge based on injuries, and nobody key got hurt. Then you judge based on how young players look, and the Bears had a bunch of young guys look good scattered throughout the 1st and 2nd strings, plus then Trubisky.

        The score doesn’t matter, just like Who’s Line Is It Anyway.

        • Irish Sweetness

          I never really considered the score at any point. Pleasantly surprised by the boy.

      • beninnorcal

        The Donkeys pulled out two late TD’s against guys who won’t even be playing for us. They also had help of the refs all game.

        • SC Dave

          Certainly early they did.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        well at least they did not score 50 on us… sorry flashback to a few years ago.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Thank you, defense.

  • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

    Really pleased with Trub last night. Glennon shit the bed. I think the pressure got to him. It was clear he was thinking too much and trying not make mistake. The entire first unit offense played shit. Whitehair snap that led to turnover was horrendous. He had done the exact same thing in training camp just a few days ago. Meredith had a couple of drops (admittedly on not best throws by Glennon).

    Trub really saved the night. Best to not make too much out of his debut but I would rather have an impressive debut than a bad one. It will only help his confidence and I think he will be fast strides in the next few weeks.

    First team defense should have had a 3 and out on very first series. After the Floyd sack, Trevor Semian had a 3rd and long and the defense gave up a long pass play. It was very similar to last season. Not good.

  • beninnorcal

    I also thought that Mitch, with his abity to throw on the run, and especially that scramble where he did the 360 before running for that first down, was looking a bit (dare I say) Romo-esque? Hopefully he’s better and more durable than Romo, but he was reminding me of him a bit, and that’s not a bad thing.

    • CanadaBear

      Other than in the playoffs, I’d be thrilled if MT had Romo’s career.

      • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

        Playoffs is the whole ball game.

        Besides a #2 overall pick better have a more impressive career than a UDFA.

        • CanadaBear

          Thus the qualifier about other than the playoffs. How many QB’s drafted in the top half of the first rd have been worse than Romo? A lot!

      • Irish Sweetness

        Thrilled with no Lombardis, C-Bear? Nah, Mitch can be better. Romo should not be the ceiling. Greatness should be the ceiling. Otto. Joe Cool. Brady. The Chicago Bears first modern dynasty. Greatness. No team deserves it more. That has to be the hope, not being a MOR Cowboys team that didn’t win anything, didn’t own anything except the month of December.

        • CanadaBear

          Did you read the qualifier?

    • I thought his playing style reminded me more of Rodgers. Not that he’s gonna be that good, just in terms of style. More dangerous when he escapes the pocket, great at buying time and then making throws downfield on the run.

      • willbest

        Me too, though I decided to slow my roll when I was comparing a guy with 1 NFL preseason to a future HoFer

        • again, stylistic comparison. That does not mean he’ll be anywhere near as good as Rodgers.

          Ka’deem Carey and Jordan Howard are stylistically similar RBs too, but that doesn’t mean I think Carey is about to go beast mode.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Why can’t he be better? What was Vadgers like on his debut?

        Rodgers stepped in when Favre was injured in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football on November 29, 2007.[49] Rodgers completed 18 passes for 201 yards, with no interceptions.[49] He also threw his first touchdown pass but was sacked three times.[49] Rodgers brought the team back from a 17-point deficit to a 3-point deficit, but the Cowboys went on to win 37–27

        They all start somewhere. Some of the young players in the NFL will be great. They’re here right now … why not Mitch? First QB taken in the draft – it would be no outlier.

        • SC Dave

          Exactly. Why the fuck not MItch?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Trubs showed in college he could look after the ball, and I saw how well he can do so against the Broncos. It’ll be no surprise if he’s better than Romo. Pre-season or no – what I saw him do was not meaningless – the kid is going to be good. He’s good now. I can’t wait to see next week’s game.

  • Irish Sweetness

    In other news, Kirk Cousins goes DP on a French poodle in a King-Size drenched in fluid excrement down Baltimore way.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    I don’t want to piss on anyone’s parade float but can we all agree that we are fucked at ILB if/when we find out that Trevathan is not going to be a meaningful contributor this year?
    If I read anyone posting on here that Kwiatkoski looked good I’m going to punch the next random person I see on the street for your transgressions. Holy Fuck. John Timu, who kinda sucks in general, looks like fucking Junior Seau when compared to Kwiatkoski.

    • willbest

      SC Dave thought Kwiat did good, so punch away.

      • SC Dave

        So does JW.

    • he looked more aggressive to me last night. Attacked the line of scrimmage instead of waiting for the action to come to him. Made a few nice tackles, filled his gaps well in the run game.

      • beninnorcal

        But he still tends to lose yards after contact, maybe it’s a size issue?

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          Hillenmeyer 2.0

          • CanadaBear

            I don’t think he’s anywhere as good as HH.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            agreed, was trying to be nice and positive and hopeful (read: Canadian)

          • King of DBB

            Waffle hates him the White Mike.

            #Rutgers

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            I almost became a GB fan when they tried to jam Dom down my throat. DOM!

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            “Heydare, you no whose really shown me sumpin? Dat Sullivan kid, you know, Timmy’s brother’s kid. That kid would definitely be NFL material if he was faster, had some more meat on his bones and got to the ball faster. That one time I saw him cause that fumble against Rita….man, that kid has it.”

          • SC Dave

            He does. Of course, Kuechly would have solved that little problem.

          • SC Dave

            I think I said last season that if Kwiat became as good as HH, I’d be really happy.

            Though being a ST beast like HH does not seem in the cards for Kwiat.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Hattie.

      • SC Dave

        Yonny hates white guys. I’m surprised he didn’t rag on Urlacher all the time.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          Urlacher wasn’t white, he was a HOF’er.
          Dom Decicco = white
          Chris Prosinski = white
          Daniel Braverman = white
          Nick Kwiatkoski = white pending additional review
          Dan Skuta flashed signs of non whiteness last night but there is an asterisk next to whiteness level because of what string the guys were he was playing against.

          • SC Dave

            Plus he has all those tattoos, right?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Been saying it since last year. Timu just needs to upgrade the processor with reps. He has to know where he’s going, but we look like hot garbage in the middle. Kwiat has his fans on here but he hasn’t made me one yet. I just don’t see it. We need a stud in there. Freeman’s okay, he’s not a stud though.

      • SC Dave

        Freeman is the best ILB we have, and that was true BEFORE Trevathan was injured.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Kwiatkoski looked good out there. his uniform fit him nicely.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Favorite play of the night:
    Tr00b drops back, climbs the pocket while scanning the field, sees no opportunity and then rips off a 13yd run and steps out of bounds.
    Defenses HATE that shit.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Second favorite play of the night:
      Tr00b fires a low and outside out pattern to Daniel Brown who drops a TOUGH catch opportunity. The ball was exactly where it needed to be.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Third favorite play of the night:
        3rd and 17 completion to Thompson

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          Fourth favorite play of the night:
          The quick flick of the wrist on the goal line sprint out to the left to Cruz. It was wide open but it happened quckly and the ball was put exactly where it was supposed to be even though no one was covering him. Cruz got it in stride regardless.

          • that was the most impressive thing to me last night. Trub’s passes didn’t just give his WR a chance, almost every single on of them was in the best possible spot. Even some of the incompletions (Cruz’s drop, Brown not making the TD catch) were right where they needed to be. He was making it easy on his WRs to complete the catch.

          • Bender McLugh

            it’s like he was throwing into garbage cans and hanging tires

          • SC Dave

            Actually, the one to Cruz over the middle was definitely not in the “best possible spot”, but it *was* catchable.

          • yeah, that deep one where Cruz got hurt was probably his worst throw of the night, IMO. And it wasn’t a bad throw.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            lol, it hit him in on the right quadrant of his stomach as he was running left across the field. That’s how you get cut.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Balls are getting delivered in stride, that’s why it doesn’t matter that it’s PS. He’s doing stuff already that Cutty couldn’t do.

      • beninnorcal

        Same with the one in the endzone to the te

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          correct, he fired it in there and the only reason why Shaheen didn’t catch it was because he was being molested. Great play by all and very encouraging to see the TE get the looks down around the goal line.

    • beninnorcal

      Hos mobility was very encouraging.

    • SC Dave

      My favorite plays were:
      1) Bullard blowing up that run
      2) Broncos #46 looking all rubbery getting up after taking on Shaheen
      3) Your play #1
      4) Cohen almost breaking big shit down the sideline.

      Not saying those were the *best* plays, just my favorites.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Threading the ball to Deonte between FOUR defenders with NO CHANCE for any of them to catch the ball …. unbelievable.

      I may be falling in love like a teenager. Those big doe-eyes …

  • willbest

    Its good to be talking football again

    • CanadaBear

      Sure beats the shit out of the alternative!

  • Irish Sweetness

    Who had to squat down over Mitch’s debut?

    Stephen A. Smith. M***********r.

    Edit: Link removed. Sorry. But **** **** guy. First Conor, now Mitch. #$%% %$$#$!

    • King of DBB

      Fuck that guy

    • CanadaBear

      Not gonna click it. Come on Irish, you know what a POS SAS is. You will never learn anything about sports from that jagoff other than you hate fans like him.

    • BearDown100393

      Don’t caaarrrreee

    • SC Dave

      Nobody should click that garbage.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Da Coach!

    • Bender McLugh

      HAHAHA that tongue, nasty man

    • King of DBB

      Hey, is that Burl Ives?

    • CanadaBear

      His voice is getting weaker. He’s definitely in old man territory.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Bigtime. He just looked grizzly before.

        • CanadaBear

          I’m guessing that’s the main reason ESPN got rid of Ditka. Can’t have an obviously old man on the show. That just won’t do for the younger demographic. Don’t get me wrong, Ditka’s 15 minutes were up a long time ago.

    • SC Dave

      Ditka’s forte was definitely NOT handling quarterbacks.

  • CanadaBear
    • willbest

      Pro athletes need to learn that instagram attention whores are BSC gold diggers and to stay the fuck away from them.

      Not that Zeke should be hauling off and hitting anybody, but the crazier they are the more likely they are to push your buttons. Matthew 5:30 has some good advice on avoiding temptation of sin.

      • CanadaBear

        Why blame the women? That’s a rhetorical question, you always do. Nobody is making him do anything. He’s a grown man and it’s part of life. Make bad decisions, live with the consequences.

        • willbest

          I didn’t blame the woman. I blamed him for not knowing his limitations. He can’t handle women like that.

          • BearDown100393

            Can’t? He shouldn’t. No man should.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Yet Mixon looks good in that backfield ….

        • AlbertInTucson

          “He’s grown man…” Physically, perhaps.

          • CanadaBear

            According to the law, also. I get he’s immature but he’s definitely a grown man.

          • AlbertInTucson

            There you go again, citing facts.

          • CanadaBear

            I really don’t get it when these guys do stupid stuff and people say, “he’s young” or “boys will be boys”. If it’s against the law and you get caught, there are consequences. I’m all for second chances and lots of young people have done really stupid things (I’m speaking from first-hand experiences) but there’s a price to be paid. This certainly isn’t directed at you Al.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Preaching to the choir, Reverend.

            Frustrating to see so many throwing away opportunity with both hands.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Did you catch Drew Rosen’s (UCLA QB) stupid comments this week?

            They screamed “Spoiled Athlete”.

          • SC Dave

            It’s amazing, isn’t it? But maybe, since football players have won on the field through greater violence, they are more inclined to carry it over into life in general?

          • AlbertInTucson

            Because “Might is right.”

    • NFL letter accompanying the suspension. Details multiple incidents where they have photographic proof of damage left on her body. This is thorough and nasty.

      http://www.espn.com/pdf/2017/0811/Ezekiel-Elliott-Discipline%20Letter_8-11-17_R.pdf

      • CanadaBear

        No doubt he’s been very reckless. I don’t care about the other stuff a whole lot but beating women is about as lousy as it gets. He’s lucky he’s not in jail over that.

        • willbest

          Luck has nothing to do with it. If she doesn’t want to testify, they don’t have a case. Its why they always send these people to jail on possession or owning a firearm without a license.

      • AlbertInTucson

        He CLAIMS they were all self-inflicted.

        • willbest

          In some sort of Newton 3rd law equal and opposite reaction kind of way?

          • AlbertInTucson

            I didn’t say I believe him.

    • 505Bears

      Will get appealed. He will end up with 2 games.

      • willbest

        My money is on 4 games. Probably why they started with 6 in the first place.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Jerra is LIVID!

    • Irish Sweetness

      I guess Pace did his due diligence on Zeke also … and probably put at least 40 minutes into researching his QB.

      • willbest

        We weren’t ever going to draft him Irish.

        • SC Dave

          Nor Fournette, which was even more far-fetched. Thing is, we may have a combo of a 5th and 4th that is better than anything Dallas or Jacksonville can put on the field.

      • CanadaBear

        Have no idea what you are going on about.

    • SC Dave

      Unpaid vacation.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Zeke’s stupidity, apparently, cannot be underestimated.

      He’s already on the NFL’s radar for the college girlfriend behavior and what does he do?

      The St. Paddy’s Day Shirt Pull.

      He might as well have told the NFL

      “Try, me. I DARE you!”

      I guess the message The NFL sent when they whacked the Golden Child, Brady, failed to register.

  • Bills just pulled off not one but two trades. Sammy Watkins to Rams, CB Ronald Darby to Eagles, got back WR Jordan Mathews, CB EJ Gaines, 2nd round pick, and 3rd round pick.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Tanking a season in the subtlest of ways.

      • Watkins was because he’s a FA after this year and they’re not gonna pay him, that got them the 2nd round pick. Then they gave up Darby to get Mathews, and an extra 3rd.

        Now have 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, for 2018 draft. Rebuild is in full swing.

        I’m guessing they trade Tyrod Taylor next offseason too.

        • willbest

          Tyrod is an NFL starting QB, I don’t understand how his agent let him take a pay cut, instead of testing the open market.

          • willbest

            Oh and the Bills would have blinked first and just paid him.

          • Malice Halice

            Didn’t da Bears shop for him?

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Brock Osweiler is also a starting NFL QB, just ask him he will tell you.

          • willbest

            Sure but Tyrod has had a top 10 QBR the last 2 years. He is basically Cousins cousin. Maybe he doesn’t put a game on his shoulders, but he is unlikely to be the reason you lose it.

            By contrast, Oz had 6 inconsistent starts where he made DT look awful and was benched for a 1 legged, 1 armed Peyton.

            I can’t believe Tyrod’s agent didn’t think he could get him Oz’s deal, just because Oz was a failure. His client had a solid resume at a time when there were 6-7 teams that were very thirsty for a QB

          • SC Dave

            With all those picks Tyrod might be gambling that they will be contenders next year.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          I’d be trading those 3’s for another 2. Then bundle three 2’s to move into the top 10 and for a 2019 2nd rounder.
          3 round one picks .
          Someone do the math.

          • Yeah but the Browns and Jets are still finish #1 and #2, and neither of them are going to give up Darnold and 2nd best QB.

        • Would you have traded a 2nd for Watkins?

          • not in position Bears are. For a contending team? Maybe.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Watkins spent a LOT of his time in Buffalo injured, too.

    • willbest

      They also somehow convinced Tyrod Taylor to give up guaranteed in a year where McCown, Hoyer, Savage, Simian, and Glennon were presumptive starters and people were considering giving up a first rounder for G. I venture to say their GM is on a roll.

    • King of DBB

      Missed amongst the Biggsy fat jokes was that Biggs said Fuller is being shopped and shopped, but all other teams know they will just cut him, so nobody is biting.

      • Fuller. The Anti-Rudy Story

        All the talent in the world, with none of the heart.

        • King of DBB

          Did you see him cover Lattimore?

          No Kyle, this is a PRESS MAN scheme.
          Kyle, it’s not a corner deep zone. No, Kyle, no. KYLE STOP BACKING UP.
          Kyle, are you listening?!!!! KYLE!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Yeah, I agree with Biggsy. Fuller seemed more worried about getting burned than about covering his man. That points to self-doubt which is death to a CB.

            Whether that’s low confidence due to coming off inj, or no passion, or both – who knows?

            He was never really a match in our D anyways.

            Some cover-2 team will scoop him up off the garbage heap.

            Maybe even Chico. Panthers desperately need CB help.

  • All chicago woke up with Trubisky Boner.

    Apparently, it’s lasting more than 4 hours.

    See a DR, folks.

  • Oh God. I made the mistake of replying to a national writer on Twitter about Elliot, and proceeded to find a good 10-15 “impartial” Cowboys fans who apparently know more about the case than the NFL does (despite the fact that not one of them appeared to have actually read the letter stating the NFL’s case).

    Did you know it’s all a massive conspiracy against the Cowboys, as evidenced by one of the NFL investigators being a Giants fan? And that apparently getting injured in a bar fight means you don’t get any other injuries from anything else for weeks! And a prosecutor choosing not to take a case to court means somebody is innocent. And Goodell only suspended Zeke because he’s black, and Goodell is a huge racist. And pictures of injuries from alleged abuse don’t corroborate a witness even when medical experts say three different sets of pictures are all consistent with witness testimony. What do experts know anyway, right?

    I learned so much from those highly impartial Twitter experts who have never met/interviewed anybody involved or seen any of the evidence the NFL repeatedly cites.

    • and now somebody jumped in saying that this proves the NFL is rigged. Wow.

      • oh, and multiple people have brought up the fact that the Cowboys beat the Bears last year (complete with highly unnecessary insults), as if that is somehow relevant to this situation.

        Sometimes I forget just how stupid Twitter is overall. I just unfollow/block people who act that way, so I get insulated from it.

        • King of DBB

          Data, you bring your OWN PERSONAL TROLLS to the blog.
          Like, they aren’t here to troll the blog. JUST YOU.

          You’re like the Dee Dee Ramone of DBB. When you start fights, they last YEARS and have huge grudges associated to them.

          • thankfully none of those guys have bothered me in a while. Probably got bored and moved on to somebody else, plus I was not around much while adjusting to my new job.

            *knocks on wood*

          • Every pimp needs a harem.
            And a chalice.

        • Johnnywad

          I don’t Twitter so my opinion here may not be founded very well. But if you block people that act that way, won’t you be all alone?

          • SC Dave

            ha ha ha!!

    • 505Bears

      Haha, I bet 10 of them were from NM.

    • King of DBB

      I like that a fan from TEXAS is crying because “Goodell is a racist”.

      Uh-huh. Ain’t none of dem Racists in Texas. Just ask Ross Perot.

      • Johnnywad

        Wonder why he just doesn’t suspend all the black players then.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          because starting Prosinski is just a bad fucking business plan.

      • Corporal Clott

        Why you hatin on Texas GP? Visit Arkansas some time, I dare you. Hee hee

        • willbest

          I have a good friend that does IT for Walmart in Bentonville AR. Maybe he lives in a bubble but he says its not bad.

          • Corporal Clott

            As long as GP stays outta the woods, he’ll be fine.

            Most of the generalizations people make of the South aren’t true at all, it’s mostly just the accent that conjures up those kind of statements.. We have lots n lots of good people down south. Kentucky? Now that’s another story. Hee hee

      • SC Dave

        In my experience (20 years in Chicago/burbs and 12 in San Antonio), Illinois is vastly more racist than Texas. It’s not even REMOTELY a contest.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Defined: “Why Al doesn’t Tweet.”

    • CanadaBear

      Wow! How do you get sucked into that cesspool? That’s in the category of time you won’t get back. A voice of reason on Twitter is like a Mormon at a rave. You’re a brave man JW.

      • I responded with surprise when Elliot’s statement (through his attorney) directly contradicted most of the NFL’s report. Which I should have known would lead to a whole bunch of stupid.

        It’s my own fault.

    • BuddhaJoe

      Oh man I hate to do this. I hate the Cowboys more than any other team but the Patriots, but…

      Elliot was never charged with anything. There were too many conflicting stories (from the girl’s friend no less) to make it believable. The girl whose top he pulled up was a friend of his and laughed it off. And a bar fight? Meh.

      Goodell is a tool who is once again arbitrarily exercising authority so he can pretend to be “tough”. That suspension is bullshit.

      Then again, fuck the Cowboys, they deserve to get fucked, fair or not.

      • Read the NFL letter to Elliot I posted below. It documents the evidence they find that corraborates the girl’s story for three separate incidents. They specifically address his concerns about the witness and state they did their homework for additional evidence with that in mind so the case would be based on more than just her testimony.

        Never charged does not equal innocent. Prosecutors rarely bring a case, especially a high profile one, unless they are confident of victory.

        • willbest

          The reason why you can buy your way out of a bad situation is because the government doesn’t have the resources to try cases against attorneys that know what they are doing. This is especially true if the victim isn’t going to cooperate.

          What I find a bit troubling about the NFL’s approach to player conduct is that a 6 game suspension works out to a greater punishment than the court was going to give him. That is fine, in the sense that you can contract what you want but the NFL has now positioned itself as a quasi-criminal inquiry board, and it doesn’t provide the “defendants” with the same procedural safeguards they would be afforded in a court of law.

    • I don’t get the twitter appeal.

      It’s basically ppl screaming at each other in 144 characters or less.
      How can anyone communicate in any in-depth or critical way in 144 characters or less?

      I have a twit, and I think the last time I used it was to msg Artoo about FF…last year lol

      But I guess it’s a necessary evil for writers, bloggers and journalists.

      Having to put up with the twit rabble is one of Dante’s circle’s of hell.

  • King of DBB

    Trubisky is better than Glennon. Right now. And I’m not sure it’s close.

    Sigh. Jeff, Jeff, oh Jeff.

    You will wreck this kid against 1s right now. He’s got wheels, a pinpoint arm inside 40 yards and sniper accuracy that rivals Vadgers. But wipe him out with blitzes he cannot adjust to and you will fuck the guy over. Even Mariota got kinda fucked by the way the Titans threw him out there.

    They did not show him a zone his ENTIRE TIME out there. It was all man, with a couple blitzes that were largely picked up w/o him having to call an adjustment.

    Let’s just slow this roll, man. Glennon seems to have injected jello into his arm, I have no idea what that was about, but let’s hope he can right his ship and Mitch is still a Tr00b and will get killed until he can read film like a pro.

    • I’m not saying I disagree with you, as we really have no way to know how ready or not he is (that’s why I say you try him with 2s next, one step at a time), but the Mariota example is not really a good one to use there. He’s played really well in an awful situation through two years.

    • willbest

      Exactly.
      1) He played against the 3s and 4s.
      2) D coordinators aren’t creative in the PS
      3) D coordinators don’t have tape on Trubisky

      • Irish Sweetness

        And none of those are in any way related to his accuracy and decision-making. The defenders couldn’t get near the balls he threw because he didn’t let them.

        Cution moving forward, yes. But not because he didn’t show us anything. His incompletions showed us everything. They were great incompletions. They were protected.

        • willbest

          His accuracy won’t change, the D not knowing his tells will. The D scheming to show him one thing masking something completely different will.

          I am not saying he won’t elevate his play, but last night was easy mode. Lets get him in normal mode now. The talk of him jumping straight to all madden is nuts.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        Dennis Green used to put a lot of stock in PS games

    • Bender McLugh

      Seemed Glennon was trying to show touch instead of just playing

    • madscout12

      All true. But last night was a test, and Money Mitch passed it with flying colors. He deserves the chance to move up to better competition at camp and next game. And if the next game is like this one, and Glennon looks like utter dogshit w/ Mitch looking legit, then Mitch and Glennon trade series in game 3.

      You don’t build a team where guys don’t have to compete, no matter how much money they make.

      As I’ve said on other threads, we need to play this like Russell Wilson. Russell Wilson outplayed Matt Flynn, who’d just received a 3 year deal worth 20M with 9M guaranteed. Wilson was allowed to compete with him after showing it in practice and in the preseason. Mitch deserves the same opportunity.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Decisions were all spot on thought -every incompletion kept safely away from defenders and the completions were well-delivered. Lots to be happy about, regardless of opposition.

  • King of DBB

    With Tavon Austin and Sammy Watkins to throw to, I’m sure this is Goff’s breakout season.

    #snark

    • CanadaBear

      I’ve never seen Goff play. What’s the deal with him? Is he just lousy? No heart?

      • Goff looks LOUSY.

        He looks like a deer in headlights when the ball is in his hand.

        Watson looked poise. Trub looked points. From most accounts, even Kizer looked poise.

        When I watched Goff in the PS, he looked like he was a guy they got from the stand. That’s part of the reason why Fisher wanted to bench him as long as possible.

        On top of looking completely lost, he looks tiny and behind that Oline, took some hits.

        Maybe all that changes, but he thus far looks like a bust.

        • willbest

          I wanted to see how Goff played last season, I just couldn’t bring myself to watch the Rams.

        • CanadaBear

          Thanks. I knew he wasn’t doing well but since I really don’t care about the Rams (no matter where they hang their helmets) had no idea.

          At least we can breathe a sigh of relief that MT looks the part. The hard part is coming up for him (all the between the ears stuff), I hope he’s up to it. He’s already more accurate than Cutler. I watched his throws from last night and most of them were right in stride, on the money or some place only the receiver could catch it. That really made me smile.

        • Bender McLugh

          “Watson looked poise. Trub looked points.”

          Love it

      • BearDown100393

        He is just trying really hard to fit in with a lousy no heart Rams team.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Never liked him.

  • BearDown100393

    I find it odd that the Twitter twattering revolves around Glennon’s performance rather than Mitch Trubisky.

    Who again complains about negative media exposure in this town?

    • Some ppl are just miserable defeatist pricks.

      If they win a million dollars, they’d complain about having to pay the taxes.

      • willbest

        $570,000 just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Plenty of “ring” for me! Send it over!

  • willbest

    “Yes. Every game Mike Glennon plays should be viewed as a disappointment.” – Jeff

    Yes, I too will be disappointed if the Glennon lead Bears taken down the Falcons in the season opener.

    • I understand Jeff’s sentiment, I really do. There’s a lil Big Balls Petey in all of us, and there’s a certain american spirit about letting the best man win, let the chips fall where they may. Meritocracy. Merica.

      However, as the ancient Buddhists say, ‘the sword that saves the man, slays the man” as was evident when big balls Petey also decided to THROW it in the SB.

      I think as Bear fans we’ve been so BURNED at QB for what, 30 yrs? Then like 30 before that…

      That many of us just want to take it slow.

      It’s like going through a bad divorce, and it’s only natural for many fans to be cautious.

      But Jeff is like that guy who just got divorced, finds a hot 22 yr old, and proposes 6 months later.

      Is that ballsy, or foolish?

      As always, depends on the result…

      • Irish Sweetness

        Perfect. Kid did well, but let’s see.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        when you ignore the franchise leader in all things Bear QB and continually refuse to acknowledge any other fucking factors that contributed to the overall team success/failure during the years 2009-2016 it gets kind of annoying. Have a great day!

        • If McCown had started those games instead of Cargo, he’d prolly have those records too.
          When the QB records are from the silent movie era, not overly impressive.
          51-51

          • willbest

            Now McCown has been on a bunch of bad teams but he is 18-42 as a starter. So lets not get carried away here. Oh and he figures to widen that gap this year.

          • W-l wouldn’t figure into Bear QB records.
            And yeah, playing on the Browns then a Lovie Bucs team doesn’t do gim favors.
            All we can do is contrast them when they were both on the Bears and the difference was negligible

          • willbest

            If you are only going to look at 2013, then you are going to have to have to do far better than just look at W-L. Quality of opponents matters

          • negligible

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Wow.

          • willbest

            Pretty sure that comment was just for you.

  • Malice Halice

    This Johnson qb is doing terrible for the giants. Tj watt got 2 sacks on him already.

  • BuddhaJoe

    Shit how did I guess this would be the column after last night, I must be psychic or something. So much for preseason being meaningless.

    Seriously though, after that Trub should at least be number 2 in front of the butt-fumbler

  • BearDown100393

    Comrade Detective streaming on Amazon. Detectives in Romania set in the 80s. Somebody out there must be orgasming.

    • willbest

      I heard that show was pretty good with the bad dubbing done to great comedic effect.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Well, the truth will always out. Paulie Retard went crying to the press saying he beat up Conor McGregor. Then the footage of Conor sitting down with cameras for an interview directly after the 12 rounds with Paulie drops on Mayweather AllAccess Pt 3. Not a mark on his face. Paulie does all the talk-shows with a battered skull. Here’s the kind of thing that actually happened. 0.13 watch that in slow motion.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Hearing a lot of responses to Mitchell on YT that make sense. If he did well, it was pre-season. If he didn’t, he sucks. Pre-season isn’t meaningless, it has the meaning you take from it.

    Here’s the compromise. When he knows the playbook, start Mitchell. That has to be the basis, and that likely won’t be in week one.

    • willbest

      His 2-minute drill showed he doesn’t grasp all the special situations yet. Everything was to the middle 10 yards down the field.

      • leftcoastdave

        Took what they gave him which came up short. Time mgmt is an Achilles heel for this team generally.

        • willbest

          Even Hoyer knows you got to put it on the sideline where your guy can make a play. Granted Trub was throwing to the scrubs, not that our 1s were showing even mediocre ball handling skills.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I didn’t see him do anything wrong, even on the incompletions.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Rewatching. Mitchell Trubisky is a really really good QB, preseason be damned. He’s so fkn accurate and it’s just as accurate on the run. Sounded like a jaded vet at the presser did our Mitchell … Gummo looked like a stoopid teenager.

    • madscout12

      The best situation for the bears, overall, is that Glennon starts and is good enough that somebody trades us a boat load of picks for him.

      BUT…the kid earned more and better playing time. He’s gotta be with the 2s next game, with the chance to compete for time with the 1s in the 3rd game. He should have the chance to win the job.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Did SF get hosed in the draft? Is that what happened?

    • leftcoastdave

      I watched most of the 9er game last night and I would say, yes they did, but for the fact that they are in “Houston build” mode vs needing their QB of the future who will sign for them in FA next season.

    • willbest

      Did Thomas and Foster not do anything? And isn’t it a bit silly to judge them on half of 1 scrimmage game?

      • leftcoastdave

        Thomas played a lot and looked good as did Foster. I was happy to see Foster not leading with his head like he was famous for in Bama. Finished the game remembering his name.

        • willbest

          Then how would SF been hosed in the draft?

          • leftcoastdave

            Hyperbole. Each got what they needed and I personally believe Pace done damn good in the draft, better than any other team.

        • Maybe Foster should lead w his head.
          Word is he has bum shoulders

      • Irish Sweetness

        Haven’t see any highlights of that game.

        But their QBs are Matt Barkley and Brian Hoyer. I’ve seen them. A lot.

        They had the #2 pick and Watson and Trubs were both still there.

        I’d say they got hosed by Kevin Costner. Maybe they were thinking “The Bears have paid Glennon, they’ve signed Sanchez. They have Shaw. There’s no way they’ll pick a QB, we take the picks, then draft Trubs at #3.”

        I’ll look for some war-room footage. Maybe they were laughing their asses off.

  • Irish Sweetness

    JImmy Mac on Rich Eisen on The Kid:

    • CanadaBear

      Love the pizza story!

    • leftcoastdave

      Thanks, that was great.

    • SC Dave

      “You gotta have a good offensive line to begin with, and then if you have any talent you outta be able to show it from there.”

      Amen, Jim. Amen.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Pace seems to be happy with his OTs … but he gets a pat on the back for Trubs so maybe he’s right about them too.

        • EnderWiggin

          For now. My guess – we take an OT with the 32nd pick next year.

  • beninnorcal

    Quite a day for me yesterday. Went up with my wife, daughter and dog to the Sierras to camp with my brothers fam and our parents. After arriving at the spot and greeting the fam I unloaded and put up my tent. Not five minutes later my dog(a large 9 yo black lab) became violently ill. He was walking around, wretching, foaming, but unable to puke anything up. After a few minutes of this, he dodn’t seem to be getting any better, my wife was freaking out.
    Long story short, we drove an hour back into Sac(after having driven all day) to the nearest emergency vet, only to confirm our worst fears, our dog had ‘bloat’ or gastric torsion, required emergency surgery that set me back 7,600 bucks. But everything went well and he’s gonna be ok. He still needs to stay at the emergency vet two more nights. So we stayed here in Sac with some of my wife’s family and plan to go back to our camp site for one night tonight. Cheers, fellas.

    • CanadaBear

      YIKES! Glad your pooch is OK but what a hit to the wallet. Hope the rest of your trip goes better.

    • leftcoastdave

      Dogs is people too. Worth the price for mans best friend.

      Good save!

    • Scharfinator

      That sucks! Bloat is such an odd, horrible, condition.

    • Corporal Clott

      It’s only money and he is your dog. You’re very fortunate you could save him and it’s a crying shame it cost that much. They’re part of the family, love my dogs a whole bunch.

  • CanadaBear

    Kap will make some of you guys laugh during this clip. He sounds like what I imagine Johnny sounded like when the Bears traded for Cutler. Good on Kap!

    http://www.csnchicago.com/video/sportstalk-live-trubisky-shining-star-making

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Haha, revisionists.

      Sad that we can’t remember awesome games that happened just recently.

      Guys are actively going to forget 7 yrs of football overnight when making their points.

      Freedom of speech I guess.

      Here’s to the great white hope.
      #Mitch 2017

      • CanadaBear

        I liked how amped up Kap was in the clip. That’s all. Reminds me of you when you get on a roll. The idiot at the end was the only one to mention Cutler and of course he had to say something about his sad face. Really lame.

        Fuckin’ A we’re going to turn the page if MT is the real deal. Are you crazy!

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          Kap hasn’t had such a bone since he had a chance to interview Theo and Joe Maddon.
          I’m excited to see Tr00b (copyright GP) earlier in the 2nd qtr this week.

      • willbest

        In the national football league, the future is certain, its the past that is always changing.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Huh?

          • willbest

            Its a play on the joke “In soviet russia”

            Butch has relegated Cutler to McCown status. Just another QB in a long list of crappy Bears QBs rather than a top 5 Bears QB. But then we have people like Jeff that are making bold predictions about the bright future of Trubisky.

          • Irish Sweetness

            He probably should start early in the season, but Fox/Pace need a few weeks to save face / allow Gummo to shit the bed first ….

          • AlbertInTucson

            Clarification appreciated.

      • SC Dave

        I was talking to my dad today, and we got into Cutler a little bit. I think our assessment is about the same – some incredible stuff on both ends of the scale.

        But he did say that Cutler played the best single game he’s ever seen a QB play.

        I think it was a Detroit game where there was, in essence, no offensive line on the field.

        And Jay made play after play anyway.

        As I said a couple threads ago, while I wish him success, I’m glad the Bears have moved on.

        I’m a long ways from being on the Trewb bandwagon, but damn – what if he actually IS the real deal?

        • Irish Sweetness

          Watch his throws over and over. See where he puts the ball. Every throw was safe, even the one in between four defenders. The accuracy and mechanics on the run. He’s unreal. But it’s real.

          Will he shit the bed under a defense that will come after him? We’ll see.

          • SC Dave

            That pass you’re so excited about was not impressive to me, in that the receiver actually had no one within two yards of him. The very next pass on the film you posted was better. By a lot.

          • SC Dave

            Oh, and on your comment on the most accurate anywhere, go watch this. Pace’s wet dream for Trub.

            https://www.youtube.com/wat

  • SC Dave

    “Like everything, the quarterback gets a lot of the credit and a lot of the blame regardless of what happens,” Fox said. “But our whole first unit was not very good. I don’t think we blocked very well. I thought we had some drops. We didn’t get off man coverage, which wasn’t something we were surprised about.”

    About sums it up. Although “not very good” tastes a little sugary.

    He should have said “… whole first unit stunk. …”

    • willbest

      Yes he was being polite. Now all we need to do is to convince the rest of the leagues to only play their backups against us and we will have a shot.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Branden Albert was released by the Jags. Bueller?

    • Stunk like 3 day old diaper in the sun.

      The blocking was esp disconcerting. Supposed to be our strength.

      If the Oline regresses, that won’t bode well for a statue QB, or even for Howard, for that matter.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Then start the Oline blocking for Mitchell, looked okay … against scrubs. Shit.

    • AlbertInTucson

      “We play didn’t get off man coverage, which wasn’t something we were surprised about.”

      THAT’S hardly an encouraging quote.

      • SC Dave

        No shit. Although I suspect he did not mean the “n’t” after “was”

        • AlbertInTucson

          Hope so.

        • Johnnywad

          Changes everything, doesn’t it?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Is Foxy saying our OTs suck? Well quelle surprise Foxy ….

      • SC Dave

        No. He’s saying the entire offense sucked.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Ok.

    Preseason.

    Against a lot of guys soon to be looking for work.

    But I can’t recall the last time I came away actually ENTERTAINED by a Bear preseason tilt.

    Usually it is OUR 2s getting lit up by the OTHER GUY’s 2s.

    One undeniable fact about Thursday: Trubisky was entertaining.

    • willbest

      The scotch I drank for the game “glenglassaugh revival” incidentally turned out much like Trubisky. At first taste, better than I expected given its age and lack of resume, leaving me looking for more. It was almost as if it was meant to be.

      But then I wasn’t expecting much. Which is true of the Bears season.

      When somebody tells me “oh, you have to try this scotch, its the best I have tasted…” It sets the bar too high for it. And that was 2014. 2013 was the best the Bears O had been in my lifetime. It probably wouldn’t have even measured up if it had been competent.

    • Bender McLugh

      True story

    • Irish Sweetness

      I’m so pumped Al. I know he hasn’t done anything int he NFL yet, hell that’s only because the season hasn’t started yet … but damn … looks like we have ourselves a top drawer passer. I’ve never seen better accuracy nor mechanics in thirty plus years, and that might not just be on the Bears. Can’t wait to see more of this kid. Ease him in to the PS games when the scrubs are on, don’t rush him.

      • SC Dave

        Oh gawd… watch someone outside of Chicago.

        Edit: for example… try this. Pace’s wet dream for Trub.

    • Joecashflow

      I think it was the best performance by a rookie in whole league, so what not to get excited about !

  • Joecashflow

    “Eddie Jackson says Alabama camp tougher than Bears’. Just another source that says Fox can’t get in done anymore. Another way of saying he’s a “players coach”. The sooner we get rid of Fox, the better. You can throw in game clock management and player development while youre at it.

    • SC Dave

      Whatever. Perhaps not having the most injured team in the history of NFL record-keeping might help?

    • AlbertInTucson

      Rookies should be seen but not heard.

      • CanadaBear

        Totally agree but if they are REALLY good, I can live with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • AlbertInTucson

          Fine, but, let’s let them be “really good” in at least a few regular season games, first.

          • CanadaBear

            100%.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      NFL has a players union, college has “slaves”. Alabama camp is probably tougher than a lot of team camps.

    • And there’s a reason why many NFL GMs downgrade Bama players. Lots of them come out of the program all beat up.

      Just look at this year alone. Both Jonathan Allen and Foster fell due to rumors about chronic shoulders.

      Jackson himself fell to the 4rth cuz he got a metal rod inserted, among other things.

      Doesn’t end there. Look at past Bama player’s inj.

      Saban doesn’t gives a fuck.

      And by most accounts, Fox’s practices are tough. In fact, some insiders wonder if they’re TOO tough and have lead to the myriad of injuries.

      That being said, doesn’t mean Fox’s is an elite HC.

      He lacks a lot on game day, and the team still has a habit of coming out like zombies (does the 1st team in PS count?)

      • CanadaBear

        From what I’ve read, he backed off the hitting in practice this year after all the injuries the last two years.

  • Joecashflow

    Ok, The Biscuit was exciting. Now looking forward to seeing Jay Boy down under play a half or so.

  • fishing florida

    i’ll say it this early. trubisky is a player has a chance to be very special -top five QB, or more. his accuracy, discipline, athleticism, command, and ability to throw on the move are very impressive. i can hardly wait to see hime in preseason game 2 and esp. preseason game 3 hopefully with the 1’s.this is a franchise changing player. i also see eddie jackson being very good at free safety by seasons’ end. these bears are improving faster quicker that i thought. the weakness now that still bothers me is leno at LT. beaten by a back up defensive lineman helping to cause glennons’ interception. he’s pretty good for a 7th rounder, but not good enough.

    • Bender McLugh

      to be fair to Leno Glennon didn’t do him any favors not stepping up in the pocket

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Go fuck yourself you fucking faggot. You could cure cancer on this blog and it should be ignored on principle. I hope you fucking get alzheimers.
      Of course you’re from Florida you Casey Anthony child killing condoning faggot piece of shit.

      • fishing florida

        you’re what happens when your mommy lets the 5 year olds get ahold of her computer. back to bed with mommy little girl. lolol.

        • CanadaBear

          Enough with the mommy bullshit. Grow up.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            it’s my fault, I snapped on him. I really don’t like that he now put actual thoughts (that weren’t completely brutal) in writing after being such a tool for so long and the mommy shit is just weird, he’s a weird old dude. Cosmically it just doesn’t sit well. I should have ignored him.

          • fishing florida

            mind your business little boy.

      • fishing florida

        reported you little girl.

  • fishing florida

    pace. we may really be lauding him for this draft. trubisky may be VERY special. ed jackson at free safety looks to be very good. cohen at #2 running back a very good acquisition.shaheen hopefully as good as he has looked in training camp. jordan morgan – just don’t know. i admire pace’s gambling instincts and courage on taking trubisky.

    • Johnnywad

      I’m optimistic as well. We just won’t know for a couple of seasons. I think we all know what lousy drafting looks like right out of the gate. But we’re in new territory here where the pieces all seem to have the right look in the early returns.

      The reality is that Pace likely paid Glennon too much. We will probably never know what his true market value was. And it really just takes one other team to wreck it. But in the bigger picture, I think he took a swing at a low level starter, that he could cut loose after a season without much damage. He must have already known he was taking a QB early and just needed a one year insurance policy. I’ll give him a pass there. That’s a very difficult position to resolve.

      • leftcoastdave

        Not merely an insurance policy, a false card for the draft. It is clear that others wanted Trub and were wiling to move up as was done to get Mahomes. Cleveland settled for Kiser, but would have taken Trub had they known da Bears wanted him.

        Then there is still the question of whether Glennon just had a terrible game, as did the entirety of the first string offense, or if he is a flop. That pick six I give to Leno, but you wonder if Trub would have handled the pressure better.

        Bottom line, Pace is doing a fantastic job killin’ the draft and picking up great value in FA such as to make our 2’s look much better than Denver’s 2’s on both sides of the ball. Depth matters in this league.

        • SC Dave

          “killin’ the draft” is a bit premature, but Pace is clearly a step above the clowns we’ve had since Jerry Vainisi.

          And I’m not sure Vainisi was much – it was probably the scouting organization installed by Finks that led to acquiring the final pieces of the 80s team.

          • fishing florida

            finks was the real star.

        • fishing florida

          probably should have taken a sack. glennon will be better. but, if trubisky is as good as i believe, that is all that matters. he reminded me of aaron rodgers in several ways.

          • SC Dave

            I’ll wait to see it in a real game.

        • BearDown100393

          Kevin White.

          Killin’ Kevin White

          {a Quentin Tarantino Motion Picture, Co-Starring Sam Jackson}

      • CanadaBear

        He took two bites at the apple this off season. He definitely over paid for MG but since it’s not my money, don’t care! If MT is the real deal, WOO-FUCKIN’-HOO!

      • fishing florida

        glennon’s contract may be essentially a one year deal. the key though is if pace hit on trubisky in his first draft choice for a QB that would be truly astounding. that is worth the whole draft.

        • SC Dave

          If Glennon proves to be a serviceable QB, is his salary too high to keep him in a backup role?

          • CanadaBear

            Definitely.

          • leftcoastdave

            No when judged by the guaranteed money paid out already. He is a two year bargain who made it possible to even get Trub without giving away the kitchen sink in future trades as was done with Cuttler.

          • It always depends on what TYPE of 2nd string QB a team wants.

            Like that one yr we paid Campbell like $5M to be a backup since the yr before Cutler went down and our playoffs hope ended.

            Usually a high-end backup is signed when the starting QB is entrenched but considered a risk.

            Raiders might go this route since their playoffs hope essentially ended when Carr went down.

            But typically when teams start rooks or sophmore QBs, they’re not SB bound, so the urgency for an expensive backup isn’t there.

            The typical backup for such teams is a cheap cuck vet like Sanchize.

            The key word is CHEAP.

            Honestly, I never really get this model.

            I guess the rational is that vet mentors the young QB – shows him what he needs to do off and on the field.

            But I would argue that we should take a shot at another young QB to mold behind Trub.

            Like the Skins did when they drafted RG3 and Cousins in the 4rth the same draft.

            I think that model works on multiple levels. We know what Sanchize types bring.

            We do not know what a Peterman or Kaaya are. I’d love for Pace to draft another QB next yr in the 4rth-5th.

            Also, if say that Peterman type shows ANYTHING in PS and maybe some games, we can always flip him for a 2nd in a QB needy league (see, Jimmy G, Matt Flynn, Oz, etc)

    • Irish Sweetness

      We ran for 173 yards!

      • What was the ypc by the 1st team?

        • Irish Sweetness

          Get bent. Ask Data.

      • leftcoastdave

        Meaning Howard should have played more or Long should have played at all? What is PS for anyway? Not to go with your go to but to work on what needs fixin’ and let the rooks, 2s and three make it happen or be cut.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Meaning we didn’t struggle to break 30.

  • CanadaBear

    Here’s some info on Elliott’s chances of appealing his suspension and Plastic Face’s chances of winning a lawsuit against the league. Interesting stuff.

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/08/11/ezekiel-elliott-suspension-appeal-legal-process

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    CanadaBear – when are you silly Canadians going to put out those wild fires up in British Columbia. I spent about a week in Portland OR, and the smoke in the air covering damn near the entire NW was crazy.

    • CanadaBear

      I wish I knew. We had a tiny amount of rain last night. The first time it has rained in over two months. + high winds off and on for weeks. Sad. On a regular day I can see across the Strait of Georgia with a nice view of the Coast Mountains. For the better part of a month I haven’t even been able to see the water. Really feel bad for the people that live close or in the line of fire.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        luckily the weather shifted for my Brothers wedding so it was pretty clear that day. I just did not realize that smoke would have travelled that far south.

        • CanadaBear

          It’s been crazy. People have a tendency to forget that Canada has a larger land mass than the US and there are more people in California than all of Canada.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I know last year there was a lot of homes damaged by wildfires up there, I have not heard anything this year. Are they remote fires? Everyone okay?

          • CanadaBear

            Lots of homes damaged or destroyed. There are numerous fires going on due to the tinder dry conditions. Lots of people have been displaced with some injuries but overall people are getting out OK. I think most of the injuries have been to the fire fighters. If you look at the size of BC (365,000 square miles) and the population (4.75 million), other than around Vancouver, there aren’t many big cities and lots of distance between the little ones. That makes for a lot of trees!

          • Irish Sweetness

            Trees suck up CO2 and spit out oxygen. I’ll take living near trees C-Bear, especially around 2040. The whole world will have its beady eyes on Canada’s lush pastures. Lock and load brother!

          • CanadaBear

            I will probably be pushing up daisies by 2040. I would be crowding 90.

          • Scharfinator

            This part is what makes Canada so appealing to me. Politics aside, just so many damn less people.

          • CanadaBear

            I sure like it. You definitely pay more in taxes but the health care makes up for that. Unless something happens to my wife, I probably will live out my days up here.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Fewer fuckers. Always a positive.

      • Irish Sweetness

        How about polluted water, with plastic bags and all of that shit? Would you rather see that, than live somewhere you couldn’t see water?

        This place is a plastic shithole.

        • CanadaBear

          No, I’d love to live in an overly polluted shit hole just like everyone else. WHAT???????

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    So the clutch went out on the Jeep during my vacation, which stuck me in Oregon for a couple extra days. So I did not drive down the coast as expected. Instead I decided to take a couple days on the roadtrip back and visit Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Just did quick drive thru trips of both, all I can say is WOW. I hope I will have be able to make trip back there to spend more time.

    • CanadaBear

      If you’re going through Grand Jct, CO and have time, drive through the Colorado National Monument. Very cool. The road between Durango and Ouray is spectacular if you like driving in the mts. If you’re anywhere near Cortez the Cliff Dwellings in Mesa Verde N.P. are fantastic.

      Utah has some of the coolest N.P.’s in the country. But like the old saying in Utah goes, “Welcome to Utah, now turn your clocks back 100 years”.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        I went through Grand Jct. I just did not have time to go Colorado National Monument., however the landscapes are very similar in Arches and Canyonlands. The side roads in that area were more amazing than what you see in the parks. Highway 128 outside Arches along the Colorado river is awe inspiring. And there is very little traffic on them. I actually pulled over and enjoyed the views for 1/2 hour before another car even came up.

        • CanadaBear

          I’ve ridden my bikes on that road numerous times. The monument is cool to drive through and esp to camp. We camped there overlooking Grand Jct years ago.

        • Irish Sweetness

          But did you see any UFOs?

    • Bender McLugh

      Arches & Canyonlands are both incredible. Did you stop at Dead Horse Point? Iconic spot. Arches is like an alien landscape, really awesome.

      • CanadaBear

        Dead Horse Pt S.P. has that awesome view! Too bad you didn’t have time for the CO N.M. You’re driving in among all of these cliffs and spires. Where you were in Utah, Bryce Canyon N.P. and Cedar Breaks N.M. are both stunning and worth seeing.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          in a couple years I will head back out that way. Next year I think I am going to the East coast, Virginia/NC area.

          • CanadaBear

            I’ve got nothing going that way. I almost always went West.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I have gone west the last few years, and always visiting my Bro in Portland every couple years. So I figured time to go east.

            I am kind of a history buff so I want to see the Civil/Revolutionary War stuff.
            Also want to drive this road http://www.cherohala.org/index.php

          • CanadaBear

            Cool! Never been there. The only place I’ve really been out East is Wash. D.C., Baltimore area and Niagara Falls/Lake Placid areas in NY.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        only had 2 days, so I was just just hit those Arches & Canyonlands. Parts of Arches was closed, they are redoing the roads.

    • fishing florida

      mommy let you out of the house?? lolol

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        Yep, It was hard for me to leave your mom for a couple weeks

        • fishing florida

          you really suck at trash talk. ask mommy for help boy.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Okay, and your mommy “jokes” are right up there with the best trash talk I have ever heard. You sir are a Future HOFer of trash talking.

          • fishing florida

            still with the 5 year old name. lolol.compensating for your tiny one like trumps’?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Buy Jap man.

      Jap, not Jeep.

      Hey Honda, ……

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        The Jeep is 13 years old, and finally the clutch went out. And I blame that on all the mountain driving I have done the last 2 years admittedly I was hard on the clutch because I was not used to the mountains. The only other problem it has ever had was the starter went out. It has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned.

  • madscout12

    To me, the best looking rookie QBs were Kizer and Trubs.

    Kizer hit on two deep balls, granted with 1 on 1 and bad coverage, but they were nice balls. The throw I like was this one: https://youtu.be/5EQJnJqYVE4?t=133

    A bullet, right in the hands. Couldn’t help but catch it. Wow.

    Trubs was the most impressive. Anyone who tells you “he only reads half the field, didn’t see his first throw”. Drops back…looks at 3 reads, then dumps to the HB. Biscuit was throwing dimes on the run. Such as:
    https://youtu.be/9URjC1pUv1A?t=65
    https://youtu.be/9URjC1pUv1A?t=107
    https://youtu.be/9URjC1pUv1A?t=205

    My favorite: https://youtu.be/9URjC1pUv1A?t=184

    The other two big names both looked inaccurate and raw. I saw both Mahomes and Watson completely stop moving their feet. Mahomes also had some awkward footwork in the red zone.

    Watson:
    https://youtu.be/8-aCD4SgP2A?t=41
    https://youtu.be/8-aCD4SgP2A?t=118
    https://youtu.be/8-aCD4SgP2A?t=178

    Mahomes:
    https://youtu.be/sNNeEuOlBKM?t=49
    https://youtu.be/sNNeEuOlBKM?t=58

    • leftcoastdave

      Agree, but in reverse order. Kizer made some great throws and can be great, but can also be awe-full. Trub did not get or take the same long shots, but also did not make any big mistakes. I’m liking Trub and the question clearly is how he reacts to the first string, but more so, how he reacts to a first string which is not merely scooping vanilla.

      • madscout12

        That’s where “it is only preseason” comes in. I didn’t see in his tape anywhere where he was put into a bad situation, or where the Saints put him in a bad situation. He misses that 4th and 2 bomb, and oh well…it was fun. Preaseason. There is no, “we have to have this throw on 3rd and 12 or jobs are lost.”

        • Irish Sweetness

          Yeah, true, we have to see him under fire from starters first … but his processor seems to keep the ball safe, and he can scoot.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I didn’t see any mistakes by MItchell. The incompletions were great. Kept from danger. It’s his accuracy and ball-placement that surprised me. Can’t teach that stuff. He has it.

    • Somewhat surprised by Kizer.
      He has all the tools, but the knock on him was that he was a mental midget. Even his college HC said as much (though he’s a bit of a dick).
      The two bombs were impressive. The 1st he stepped up, pump faked, then let it rip.
      The 2nd was impressive although somewhat concerning.
      4rth and 2 with 2 mins or so. He hits the deep ball. TD.
      The somewhat concerning part is that it’s 4rth and 2. It’s kinda risky going for it all like that. It worked, so he’ll be lauded for his balls. If it didn’t, critics would say that’s a rook mistake not knowing down/distance “situational” football.

      Watson I already talked about.

      Curious to watch Mahomes. I read somewhere that most rook QBs come in with flawed footwork. And some QB guru added, ‘Mahomes doesn’t come in the NFL with flawed footwork. He comes into the league with NO footwork. He was just playing sandlot ball”

      I’m also interested in seeing some of the later round guys like Peterman, Kaaya and Webb.

      • madscout12

        I’m with you on Kizer. I’ll also admit that I’m wary of anything that comes out of Notre Dame. They have been overhyped for a log time, and thus, their players are overhyped. He looked good and made a few throws, and that’s all you can expect out of a first game.

        If we’re honest, Trubs only really made a few throws. Those three links above are more or less the same throw. But the thing is, he made each of them perfectly. If he can drink well from the gush of knowledge that’s coming his way and command the playbook, he’ll be ready to start this year.

        https://youtu.be/bHLrXMPBQ9s?t=84

        The above talks about an average week in a very complex offense. I doubt ours is that bad.

        But then again, if we see the same Mike Glennon in the next two games, we may be better off with a stripped down playbook and a QB that can make the throws happen.

        • haha. I SERIOUSLY doubt Birdcage’s playbook is anywhere near as dense as Chucky’s WCO bible.

          Birdcage also has a lot of experience running with a slimmer playbook due to having to start Hoyer and Barkley kinda on the fly.

          A lot of the teams implemented spread concepts to help the rook QBs out. It won’t be that simple vs more complex Ds in the reg season.

          Browns are sorta playing with house money anyways. So if Kizer flashes, that’s good. If he doesn’t, they still have like a million picks from hoarding them the past two drafts.

          In someways I’m surprised that the Chiefs drafted Mahomes.
          I know Walrus man was there for Favre, and maybe they’re tired of small ball Alex Smith, but Andy Reid is not known for being aggressive.

          Maybe Mahomes makes up for Andy’s horrendous in game coaching.

          • madscout12

            Walrus man had big play backyard ball Mahomes throw is first several balls behind the LOS. I count like 5 of 10 passes, with 3 of those past the LOS him at a goal line situation.

            Then you’re right…there is no excuse for not taking a long look at Trubs in preseason games. If the kid’s performance stays like it is, then you can game plan with that. You can game plan with good decisions, pin point accuracy, good footwork, good presence, and good mobility. The game situational awareness will come as he is in games.

        • Irish Sweetness

          How did Malik Zaire do? I watched that reality show they did. He went down in game one I think, and Kizer took over.

      • leftcoastdave

        You are forgetting Beathard from Iowa who was the story of the 9er game.

        • Oh yeah! Forgot about Beathard.

          I checked a few of those midrounders out pre-draft in case Pace went D heavy first. Would like to see how they do at the next level, sharpen my QB eye.

        • madscout12

          NFL didn’t do an “Every throw” for CJ. Best I can find is this: https://youtu.be/QW2oN7kyoH0?t=169

          Dude was wide open on the TD and got him it with YAC. Second throw was not a good one…placed inside to the CB. If that ball is up and outside, that’s a catch.

          Third throw is a decent rollout, but he throws it 2-3 yards. Accurate though.

          More tape is needed.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Best player on their QB roster anyway. Showed some touch didn’t he?

      • Corporal Clott

        Murph really likes Kizer. Not sure if it’s an Irish thing because that’s his favorite team

        • Was it Murph? I know a reg liked him while most of us were ragging on him.
          Never know. Maybe he’s a gamer. That’s what I love about football. Just when you think you figured it out, a Dak comes from leftfield.

          Still, Kizer saying he’s got Brady’s brain and Cam’s brawn as a rook is…disturbing…

      • Irish Sweetness

        I would have been okay with Rubs, Watson or Kizer. You get a ride with each.

    • Mahomes is a YUGE project. Yuge.

      When he throws it in the endzone, he either doesn’t see the S flying in, or doesn’t care.
      He’s the OPPOSITE of a rhythm passer. One two three (instead of throw), move, see who gets open.
      Throwing across his body while rolling the other way? Cuttybadger don’t care…I mean, Mahomes…

      • madscout12

        That footwork though. Makes Cutty look like a technician.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Jeff’s pick, or no?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Kaaya looked okay, bit jittery, but okay.

      Did any rookie QB shit the bed?

  • Was just chillin watching Rounders for the millionth time, aka, the Pace story

    “I’ve learned this: if you’re too careful, your whole life can become a fuckin’ grind”

    Also, Bears picked up 2nd rd bust Aguayo (K).

    Wow. He’s like the Purple Drank of kickers.

  • BuddhaJoe

    So Garth got himself some competition. Aguayo!! Dude with the worst case of the yips in years, maybe he can turn it around.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      that will be a heated competition. First one to make one over 40 yards stays. It could go on for days.

    • Irish Sweetness

      A second round kicker in our midst!

  • Never thought about it, but if Megatron returns, the Lions gotta pay him $16M, which they cant’ so likely they try to trade him or outright release him.

    Maybe Trub can inspire him to return – to the Bears! How awesome would that be?

    A gal can dream…

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/13/calvin-johnson-could-easily-secure-free-agency-if-he-wants-to/#comments

    In other related WR news, Wheaton broke his pinky. That’s to go with his appendice bursting.

    My ultimate wet dream would be Josh Gordon being reinstated, and he joins the Bears.

    • BearDown100393

      Sam Hurd wasn’t enough excitement?

      • AlbertInTucson

        Hurd it through the grapevine?

    • CanadaBear

      Not to be a pain in the ass but the appendix didn’t burst. It was inflamed and they took it out. I’m sure he was still good and sore for a little while. Also, the Bears signed the kicker Aguayo formerly of Tampa Bay. If they could straighten the guy out, he’s got a hell of a leg. Not holding my breath.

      • AlbertInTucson

        No small point.

        That appendix not rupturing is the difference between a laparoscopic “suck it out” procedure and major, invasive, abdominal surgery.

        As for Aguayo, he was a 2nd round pick by Tampa.

        58th overall.

        LAST year!

        THAT is a short honeymoon for a #2 pick.

        Even a kicker.

        He must be really fouled up, mentally.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I’m just smiling at the size of my hernia now, and it’s smiling at me. My next load just spills right down to my ball sack and that’s where I leave it.

        {young blog members titter and squirm}

        Fuck. You. Damn sex-having, know-it-all, carefree, dream-following, expendable income m********rs.

        May the force be with your appendix, C-Bear.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      and Justin Blackmon. That would be a great pair of WRs

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        speaking of WRs we should go with the all 7th round or later squad.
        Meredith
        Thompson
        Bellamy
        Gentry
        and of course BRAVERMAN.

      • Can’t have Chic without Chong

  • AlbertInTucson

    “DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    If you like Jim Nantz, we don’t agree about things”

    We may not agree on a lot, but we agree on THIS.

    Was never much of a Nantz guy even BEFORE he and Simms did Jets-Bears on the Day after Christmas in 2010 and he lost me completely.

    He remarked “Devin Hester is back returning kick-offs” as if it had just happened when, in fact, Hester (in the year of the “we’ll make him a receiver, too”) had been back for at least a couple of weeks demonstrating, for me, at least, that Nantz had probably done about an hour’s worth of preparation for the game.

    30 minutes on his hair and another 30 at the buffet.

  • AlbertInTucson

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    “How are @CBSSports & @PGAChampionship not embarrassed by this TV coverage? They’ve been at commercial every 3 minutes.”

    If they’re going to do THAT, they should just move it to the USA Network where 3 minutes of a program is followed by commercial breaks so long you FORGET watch you were WATCHING!

    When I started in Television production (Yes, there WAS color TV then), commercials were limited to @10-12 minutes per hour and breaks could be no longer than 2 minutes in total length.

    Then, the N.A.B Code, established in late 1951 (Yes, even BEFORE I was born!), was struck down and commercial TV became EXACTLY that.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_of_Practices_for_Television_Broadcasters

  • Irish Sweetness

    Troymaine Pope, Fantasy fans. PPR. Indy RB.

  • AlbertInTucson

    New thread.

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