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DaBearsPod Week 8 Featuring Former Bears Safety Cam Worrell [AUDIO]

| October 27th, 2017

On this week’s pod:

  • Jeff, battling illness, tries to explain what John Fox is thinking with his offensive approach. (Hint: If he doesn’t win, he doesn’t come back. So he’s trying to do that.)
  • Cam Worrell on the Bears approach to Trubisky, whether players pay attention to the coach’s contract, why Eric Mangini was a “fraud” and how he’s coach a player on dealing with concussions.
  • Reverend Dave eats dog with “Heroin LeBron” (and somehow gets the story back to the Bears).
  • Music from the late Fats Domino!

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  • Bear Instincts

    Fox is trying to win football games in a manner that is not sustainable. The defense can’t do it alone. Its a rather unfortunate situation he has found himself in: inheriting a franchise that did not have a team and being saddle with a rookie qb when things are starting to get better. Now his fascination with veteran qbs makes sense.

    Former player prespective is very insigtful and this is no different. You don’t have to hold back completely because you can see that MT10 gets it. NO will be the game that shows MT10 is being brought along too slowly. But as Jeff said MT10 is not what Fox is concerned about.

    Fox will be gone at the end if the season unless he finds a way into the playoffs. If he makes the playoffs he gets to finish out his contract. If Fox goes at the end of the season it will be because MT10 is the future and he is seen as being incapable of turning him into an NFL caliber qb.

    Rev Dave is the man. Only he can relate a story about eating a dog to how Fox is handling MT10

    Bears win this weekend!!!

    • DaBearsBlog

      I will tell you what I know: it is definitively NOT playoffs or bust for Fox.

      But I agree with you on the sustainability of this approach. But the circumstances surrounding the last two games allowed Fox to do it and specials almost blew the Baltimore game.

      • Bear Instincts

        If Fox opens up the play book in NO it will not be a harbinger of things to come. He is conservative by nature. Car & B’mor are more indicative of Fox and his coaching style even if Car was and outlier.

        • DaBearsBlog

          Oh yea. Fox wants to play the way they’ve played the last two weeks.

      • willbest

        you are right. fox is gone unless he is holding a Lombardi trophy. Why in the hell would Pace want to go into his contract renewal negotiations saying his HC is to be named later.

        • Bear Instincts

          i think you missed that on will: it is definitively NOT playoffs or bust for Fox…meaning making the playoffs will not be a factor in him getting a contract extension.

          I think/hope Fox is gone because he is not the guy to groom MT10 into an NFL caliber QB. Hat’s off to him for the the foundation he built after the dumpster fire that was Trestman but its time to hand the reigns off to someone else.

          • SC Dave

            Since when are head coaches responsible for grooming individual players? What is the point of having a staff in that case? Why have a QB coach? Why have an OC?

          • Bear Instincts

            When the HC had a direct hand in the play calling that limits the growth of a player.

          • SC Dave

            It’s amazing how much football fans know about things they don’t know about.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I agree, but with the QB position you need to have a HC that is good for the position. Look at the Rams, I don’t think for a minute that Jeff Fisher helped Goff out one bit, however Sean McVay works great with putting Goff in the position to succeed. Another example is Pederson with the Eagles. Do you think that Wentz would be where he is without Pederson. The HC has to be able to do things that won’t stunt growth. I think Fox and his staff are not doing any favors for MTs growth.

          • Bear Instincts

            Thank you MHBP. I said the same thing on another thread:

            Rams:
            HC was an OC
            OC was the QB coach of the team that lost the SB
            QBC was an OC for the Rams from 06-07, Jaguars OC from 15-16. Raiders OC from 13-14

            Eagles:
            HC was an OC and a former NFL QB
            OC had the same position before and played QB in college
            QBC was the QBC for the Raiders in 08, the Jets in 09, Raiders again in 12 and the Browns OC in 15

            Look at the men groom these 2 young QB’s and tell me if you see a pattern

          • CanadaBear

            I don’t think Foxy is intentionally stunting MT’s growth, he just doesn’t know any better.

          • Bear Instincts

            All the more reason for him to be gone. No hard felling but the game has moved beyond him

          • Bender McLugh

            counter argument is that they are forcing MT to be paitent, and learning that is tough as we all know too well. #probablynotbutstill

          • leftcoastdave

            That was sarcasm from Will, by the way.

            As to the time you spent on your post, it was wasted on a false premise. Fox is not going to keep a rope on Mitchell’s arm all season. That was situational. He threw the most against the Viqueen because they put up the most points against us. He didn’t need to throw in the next two games and didn’t much. Sunday will be a whole new ball game and I will be very surprised if you do not see more of what you want to see with Mitchell unloosed.

          • Bear Instincts

            totally missed the sarcasm. my bad

            Don’t you see throwing the ball ONLY because the other team can as a problem? MT10 will never develop that way. Every behavior is learned through repetition. The defense has gotten better because of repeated success. If it continues it should hopefully become second nature like Lovie teaching his guys to pick up the ball. The offense need to learn to win games. Fox had done nothing to show that he is WILLING to win with this offense. By the time he tries to win with this offense I think it will be too late

          • leftcoastdave

            Wax on. Wax off. Patience Grasshopper.

  • That Guy

    Jay Catler returned to the field last night despite broken ribs, running the naked wildcat along the Dolphins’ sideline with 1:50 left in the game. Video is all over twitter.

  • Corn Pop Janitor

    Flacco concussed and out.

    • That Guy

      Saw the replay. You could tell he was concussed the split-second his helmet came off. Had that deer-in-headlights stare and then his arm started coming up. Called the Fencing Response.

      Alonso should have been ejected. That was pretty fucking flagrant. He’d better draw at least a 2 game suspension, given what Trevathan got hit with. Say what you will about Trevathan’s hit, at least Adams wasn’t hook sliding down when Trevathan made the contact.

  • Scharfinator

    The link to the cast isn’t working for me 🙁

    Maybe work put up new filters.

  • Scharfinator

    I have to say, Fox notwithstanding, I’m glad we didn’t try to give Pace a shot at HC. Miami is burning.

    • That Guy

      You mean Gase, not Pace, right?

      • Scharfinator

        Whoops. Yes. Yes I do.

    • willbest

      we got a lesson in why matt moore is a backup QB

      • BerwynBomber

        Still an above-average one though. Led a 14 point 4thQ comeback against the NYJ last week. You take that with the stink bomb at BAL last night and live with it from a back-up.

    • Bear Instincts

      Right now it is. I would hold off on evaluating Gase until the end of next season when he has been in charge for 3 yrs and the team had an influx of players he had a hand in drafting

      • Scharfinator

        Yeah, well put! He could turn it around and the 3 year mark seems like a good spot to call boom or bust.

  • Corn Pop Janitor
    • CanadaBear

      How did they win 10 games last year? Last night was hideous.

      • BerwynBomber

        How have they won four this year?

        • CanadaBear

          Good point!

  • Corn Pop Janitor
    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      looks like a Rolls Royce.

      • Bear Instincts

        but not as attractive. it will take time to grow on me

    • CanadaBear

      Not a car that would interest me. Not a fan of big boats.

    • leftcoastdave

      Looks like a car that screams out: “Hey everybody, I’ve got a small pee pee.”

  • Corn Pop Janitor

    CHICAGO BEARS: Cohen names his rookie role model. Tarik sounds a lot like Tyreek. That’s what Bears rookie running back Tarik Cohen told NFL teams during the draft process this past spring. He also said the similarity between himself and Tyreek Hill, who broke onto the scene last season with 12 total touchdowns and 860 yards from scrimmage, goes beyond the sound of their first name: Cohen said he could do the same thing for teams that Hill did for the Chiefs last year.

    “That’s what I was doing,” Cohen joked. “Same first name, ya’ know. Coming into the league, that’s what I told scouts and GMs. That’s the type of player I wanted to be coming into the league. And in the offseason, that’s also what I wanted to show these guys.”

    The Bears — who picked Cohen in the fourth round — have been stretching the 5-foot-6, 175-pound speedster to the max mentally with the all different places they want him to line up offensively. He’s second on the team in rushing and third in receiving, and he’s thrown a touchdown pass, as well. Chicago also is having him handle punt and kickoff return duties.

    It hasn’t been too much for him, though. Cohen told me he’s not too heavily placed anywhere — he’s simply sprinkled in all over, and that helps. Look for his load to continue to increase, as the Bears believe he is their best playmaker and literally think there isn’t anything he can’t do for them offensively.

    — James Palmer

    • Malice Halice

      I said we need to use Tarik like Tyrik Hill n Shaheen like Gronk. Hopefully within by this Sunday the latter suggestion should come into fruition

    • This is what UTTERLY baffles me.
      I’m invested in the Chiefs in FF, so I watch all of their game (Hunt, Smith!)

      NO REASON why we can’t use Cohen like Hill. NO REASON other than cowardice and stupidity.

      I’ve said from the start we could do jet sweepts, fake jet sweeps, fake jet sweep shovel passes, fake jet sweep handoffs, fake jet sweeps TE drags, etc

      When a fast guy flies across the LOS, the OLB must respect that.

      Must.

      This opens up a lot of other shit.

      Another guy the Bears should emulate with Cohen is Chris Thompson.

      Foreskins do a masterful job of creating plays for him in space. Screens, wheel routes, etc

      But…Fox.

  • Bear Instincts

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNJt8AkXcAEgtHa.jpg
    Welcome to the terror dome boys!!!

    • Corn Pop Janitor

      A bit more global warming and that is how the sky in N.O. will really look.

  • Dis Guy Trublinsky

    So is Inman essentially a slightly taller/longer Cam Meredith? That could be a very nice tandem next year if so. Even more so if the Bears land a legit #1. Suddenly that WR group would look professional.

    • Bear Instincts

      Cam, Inman, Kendall Wright, Gentry, Rookie WR and FA WR. Very nice lineup

      • Malice Halice

        4real 4real. We need to showcase Mitchell skills some more so these guys wanna play for us.

      • DaCoaches Mustache

        Dennis Gentry.

      • I’ll be very surprised if any of those guys are starting for us next season.

    • Bender McLugh

      Anquon wants out of retirement

      • I wanted Anquon. Dunno if the (Bills?) still own the rights, but that dude is a tone setter.
        That dude will bury CBs and spring Howard for massive yds at the very least.

    • BerwynBomber

      On paper seems like Pace stole him. Liking it.

      • Dis Guy Trublinsky

        I agree. Almost feels too good to be true.

        The core muscle surgery concerns me, but I’m going to stick with optimism for now. Seems like a great move.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Inman IS Meredith – same height/weight. What’s a legit #1? Cam’s legit. Inman’s legit.

  • CanadaBear

    Thanks for playing some Fats Domino. You must not have watched Treme because Fats was in a couple of episodes (briefly).

    Unless the Bears can run up and down the field on NO or get a couple of D scores, they will have to take the shackles off MT. NO is going to score some points. Probably in the 20’s. Let’s hope the Bears O is up to it!

    • Bender McLugh

      I saw that he was in Treme, but still thought he had passed already. Is Fats in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame yet?

      • Bender McLugh

        I was thinking of Chubby Checker not being inducted, Fats was in 1986.

        Here’s Daryl Hall’s portion of their induction speech where he rips on the academy about being the only home-grown Philly band inducted:

        https://youtu.be/XPSkzpFFUMA?t=3m4s

        • CanadaBear

          Chubby Checker was an industry created artist (hence the name. An obvious take off on Fats’ name). His big hit The Twist was written and recorded by Hank Ballard a few months before Chubby’s version took off. Hank tells a really funny story about it.

          • Bender McLugh

            Hmmmm that does change it a bit, but still Cubby Checker man!

          • CanadaBear

            He was the white establishment’s idea of a Black Rock ‘n Roller. About as non-threatening as they get. Basically a black Pat Boone. He was so friendly and nice he rose above that hooey. Here’s the original version with Hank Ballard. Way more R&B feel to it.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUZqK65OAHE

      • CanadaBear

        Fats sold 65 million records! On Treme it was always interesting to see how the artists interacted with each other. All of them had a ton of respect for Dr John but when they were around Fats the respect was upped by a lot. Dr John was probably the most respectful of Fats. I’m sure part of that was due to all of these guys are hoping to get some gigs with them but that’s not all of it.

  • Corn Pop Janitor
    • CanadaBear

      Apparently the 13 screws is an exaggeration (according to the article). Not surprising from that douche. Slammed to the ground my ass. He was tackled. BFD. I dislike that fucker more every day.

      • It’s all part of the plan

        wait a minute, you’re ok with a defender needlessly driving a quarterback into the ground knowing full well that the ball was out and Rodgers was harmlessly drifting from the play after the throw but you have a problem with Kiko Alonso hitting Flacco as he ran FULL SPEED up the field out of the pocket with the ball in the attempt to get every single yard possible before trying to slide right at the end hoping that the defender would hold off and give him every single yard he was manipulating the rule to get?

        • BerwynBomber

          Exactly. See my point above.

          This whole notion that Alonso was dirty as hell would be completely flipped if the guy executing the hook slide had been Rodgers or Stafford. Or give Trevathan another uniform and put Davante Adams in navy and burnt orange and see how the DBB views change of Trevathan’s hit.

          Btw, I thought the Barr was mildly dirty. If that is what you’re implying. If that had been Bisky (or Cutty back in the day) we would have been screaming bloody murder. Not so much about the contact itself but the Suh-like driving into the ground long after the ball had long left Rodgers’ hand. Barr knew exactly what he was doing.

          But at the same time it is to regulate that play out of the game. To a degree it is continuation even if Barr’s might have been to injure.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            Cutty had the exact same thing happen to him several times this year and the last one, which was only mildly late and not too offensive, broke his ribs.

          • BerwynBomber

            Yeah, I don’t know how the league could eliminate those type of plays, despite a D player’s extra intent.

            But I do think it is a reason why Rodgers won’t have a long career like Brady or the Mannings (or even the Hillbilly Diva who preceded him). Rodgers is smallish and frail by today’s standards and living outside the pocket/scrambling/running exposes a QB to greater risk.

            The 6’5″ pure pocket guy is still the best template for longevity. Or short of that that the 6’3 guy who’s built like Dak or Favre. (Or heck even Bisky.)

          • Corn Pop Janitor

            The 6’5″ pure pocket guy prototype is Rapem’burger.

            He’s beat to shit. But yeah, he can still drop back and stand there.

          • BerwynBomber

            Nonsense. R-berger was a much better athlete than Brady or the Mannings ever were. They used to roll/boot him when he was younger. He wasn’t the pure pocket prototype. The pure pocket prototypes are Brady and Peyton. They rarely if ever throw on the run. And they were like that from the word go.

            And yeah R-Berger’s a pure pocket guy now but he is beat to shit because he extends plays in the pocket by taking a lot of extra hits and fighting off tacklers. Cam does the same thing. Brady and the Mannings do not.

            If a QB tries to make a career out of extending plays — whether it be by agility (Rodgers) or strength (R-berger and Cam) — they will end up taking a lot of extra shots. Hence, diminish their chance at the 20 year long productive career.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            Dak is built like a brick shithouse.

            As I predicted years ago the new prototype linebacker is the huge safety that can cover TE’s and stop the run.
            The new QB is the Wilson/Prescott model. Smaller but good awareness and built like a running back. There will always be tall huge dropback passers but guys like Wilson and Dak can be dangerous. Watson? He will die on the field eventually because he is tiny.

        • CanadaBear

          Buy a period and a comma, will ya?

          Barr tackled Erin. That was it. It may or may not have been a little late. He certainly didn’t target Erin’s head or rough him up.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            if I put a period or comma in then you don’t get the feeling of the rant, just the words.

          • CanadaBear

            I was hoping you weren’t huffing anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Bender McLugh

        “Little Baby Erin” is what he used to be called by his babysitter. True story.

        • WP4Life

          Maybe that is Barr called him “Little Baby Erin”!

    • lol OH, I wish they had Barr flipping off Vadgers while he writhes in pain on the field.

      Plz, 8 pound baby Jebus, let there be a Fat Head for that and I’ll order it right now for my restroom.

  • leftcoastdave

    I’m getting the game on cable after the Fox switched from the 9ers Iggles to Da Bears Aints game.

    I love it when I can TIVO and control slo mo and replays.

    • Bender McLugh

      we normally do this, record the game & give it a half hour or more to be able to FFW through commercials and slow points between plays.

      • leftcoastdave

        The only way to watch football.

  • leftcoastdave

    Jeff’s twits:
    “Will go so far as to say this. If Bears win Sunday, I’d put John Fox’s
    likelihood of returning in 2018 at 75%. Bears 2nd half not difficult.

    If Bears win Sunday, they need only to split w/Lions & hold serve at
    home vs. Browns/Niners to finish 7-9. They also have Dalton &
    Hundley.”

    Jeff, how many times do I need to tell you?

    9-7 is the FLOOR, not the ceiling.

    • BerwynBomber

      LOL. You are consistent.

      I’m still sticking with 7-9 as being a positive season.

  • CanadaBear

    Watching that Alonso hit last night brought back bad memories of QB’s past. Definitely a dirty hit even if you think Flacco slid too late. He targeted Flacco’s head with his shoulder and nailed him. If he had enough time to score a bullseye, he had enough time to pull up.

    • Malice Halice

      Then he slipped during coverage n allowed a TD. Not a good night Alonso

    • WP4Life

      I must be old/ and the game of football has really changed. A one point in the game that would of been applauded as a great hit (Bears in 80’s)

      The defense is to stop the offense from scoring and the method for that is to hit them/tackle the O. I guess the days of the receiver going across the middle and get smashed are over. Its an O league.

      I understand all the injury/brain concerns. To me, their is still nothing in football like a huge hit – watching that change the momentum of the game.

      • BerwynBomber

        I would also add that there is a lot of inconsistency on this issue even among DBBers. Some of it simply comes down to rooting interest. Colors a lot of opinions.

        • willbest

          I think its F delta T = m delta v. Players are moving faster, and weigh more. It wouldn’t surprise me to find that the hit they take now is 20-25% worse than the hit they took in the 80s and 40% worse than the hit they took in the 60s.

          And padding might have a lot to do with it. Safety equipment is not the same. The seat belt saves lives, but people avoided engaging in demolition derbies with or without them. By contrast, football gear has made it possible for the player to engage in more of what they were already doing.

          Anyway the solution the NFL has taken has been to deem a lot of what players are trying to do with their new pads and increased ability to physically train off limits. But because you can’t change physics they aren’t going to see any serious reduction in injury without dramatically altering the game (ie. no shoulder hits, arm tackles only)

          I see two solutions that would have an impact
          1) limit player weight. Allowing only 5 players per team on the field weighing as much as 250, while the other 6 are limited to 225. Weigh in before and after the game.
          2) change the field to some sort of jelly bead substance. The goal is to get a sort of sustainable layer of snow that would slow the players down (but not too much) while increasing the stopping distance an extra half inch. Getting it so it doesn’t dramatically interfere with their ability to take quick turns though is going to be tough.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            weight and field type? c’mon man, you know that would be a litigators paradise. Think of the leg injuries, strains and ruptures from fucking around with guys running on a surface not meant to be run on like that.
            weight limits would have a trickle down effect and now imagine that kids that don’t get to go to college because they are too heavy.

          • willbest

            You mean because they can no longer get an athletic scholarship because they are too heavy. I wouldn’t imagine if they could get a 19 on the ACT they could still go to college someplace.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            yes, nerdball, that is what I meant.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Is this a serious post?

          • willbest

            The reason Goodell went and ruined the game was in the name of player safety, and it does not appear players are any safer. I am just pointing out things that would actually reduce injury that don’t involve writing 500 pages of rules about how you can hit somebody.

            Its pretty simple. You drop a basketball on your foot and you might not even notice. The basketball is not particularly heavy and its design allows for it to compress increasing its stoping distance. You drop a bowling ball on your foot and you are going to feel it, and possibly break something.

      • Big Mike

        The game is changing. Unless it continues to do so, there will be no game. Targeting a defenseless player, leading with the crown, targeting the head should be eliminated. I’m as old school as they come, but unless change continues there will be no football. Youth participation, high school participation are down dramatically nationwide. At the youth level, we work on the fundamentals. Keeping your head out of the tackle. No targeting etc.

        • WP4Life

          I believe you are right BM.

    • It’s all part of the plan

      Flacco knew exactly what he was doing. He was running his ASS off straight up the field in a game of chicken trying to get every single yard knowing full well that most people would pull up. He pushed the limit trying to take advantage of the sissy fucking rules in place and he paid the price for being a bitch.

      • CanadaBear

        I don’t disagree and no way Alonso could have avoided all contact with him but he lowered his shoulder and targeted his head.

        • It’s all part of the plan

          if a titty is presented to me at eye level whether it be because the titty came in lower than normal or I myself came in at a different level I’m taking a targeted chomp at it because that is how the target presented itself.

          • CanadaBear

            I think we’re getting off track! What did you say again?

        • AlbertInTucson

          If we, as fans, get frustrated watching Rodgers dance away and extend plays, imagine how a defensive player feels.

      • I have no empathy for ANY QB who runs.

        Ppl gotta understand. Defenders HATE QBs.

        If they had a chance to cripple golden boy Brady, most would take it.

        QBs are the prep boys with golden spoons up their ass.

        As Buddy once commented,

        “We must hit the QB hard and often. QBs are overpaid, overrated, pompous bastards and must be punished.”

        And Buddy exposed them for being exactly that.

        It’s easy to throw for 5000 yds when a defender can’t even breathe on you.

        To that, tip o the hat to true QBs like Marino, Elway, Montona who had to play through fear like REAL football players.

        You take off and run, that’s like a willie wonka golden ticket for defenders.

        That goes for our boy too .

        SLIDE. and Slide early (unless it’s the playoffs, see Butkus)

    • Bender McLugh

      it looked like both to me, Alonso targeted his head and Flacco trying to get as much yardage as possible while baiting the defense to hit him illegally. I don’t think he was expecting Alonso to comply with such force. I blame them both on this one.

      • WP4Life

        Would Flaco of slid where he did without Alonso coming at him like a train? IMO No.

        Would Flaco stayed up and used his 6’4″ body and tried to break Alonso’s tackle if Alonso wasn’t coming absolutely full speed. IMO Maybe

    • willbest

      My thoughts on this.

      Alonso went for the hit so this is rightfully a penalty and a dirty hit because it was to the head, however given the angle of movement between the players and the speed they were both traveling when flacco entered the slide he was going to have to perform a circus feat to not hit Flacco and draw a penalty. I am not saying that he decided “in for a penny, in for a pound” because its probably a $30k difference in the weight of his wallet, but I guess he could take comfort in that.

      I think the NFL should probably do away with sliding. If you don’t want to take the hit. There is the sideline, or you better be on the ground with no forward movement before the defender gets there.

      • It’s all part of the plan

        If you don’t want to take a hit don’t go over the middle and don’t run out of the pocket and don’t use the rules to your advantage to run receivers right into the path of safeties and linebackers.
        It’s fucking football for gods sake.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Hundley scored a TD last week against the Saints because he LOOKED like he was going out of bounds at about the 3 or 4 so the defender let up whereupon Hundley turned it up field and scored.

    • Corn Pop Janitor
      • WP4Life

        @ 2:40

      • BerwynBomber

        That was wicked. Would fine and suspension in today’s league.

      • SC Dave
        • AlbertInTucson

          Greg Landry to Charlie Sanders and BOOM!

          • SC Dave

            Yes. Ouch!

            The thing I *love* about this particular video are the two plays in a row starting at 4:20. Not the usual Butkus highlight film material (shit, not sure I’ve seen those plays in one of these), but yet another indicator of the types of effort we got from the GOAT.

            The greatest Bear ever, or let me amend, in my lifetime.

        • AlbertInTucson

          The narration says he never played on a team that was in contention which is mostly, but not entirely, true.

          The Bears were 9-5 his rookie season (1965).

          They started 0-3, all on the road.

          That including TWO trips to the West Coast, probably to accommodate the Cubs still playing baseball in September at Wrigley.

          The Bears then went on a 9-1 run before losing the finale to the Vikings when they had already been eliminated.

          The Colts had run out to a 9-1 start so, even as hot as the Bears got, I don’t think they ever got closer than a game and a half back.

          The Bears split with Green Bay and Baltimore that season.

          Packers & Colts tied for the Western Conference title at 10-3-1.

          The Packers won the West in that playoff game when Don Chandler’s missed FG attempt to tie the game in regulation was erroneously ruled good and he actually DID make one in OT.

          The Central Division crown was on the line in the 1968 season finale loss, to the Packers, 28-27, to finish 7-7.

          8-6 would have tied the Vikings for the Central that season and the Bears would have won the tie-breaker.

          After ’68, the Butkus Bears were never contenders.

  • Malice Halice

    Always love it when I’m in Bears Country. Joliet ain’t too bad, finna smoke n check out da speedway. Any recommendations while staying in Joliet for the weekend fellas?

    • EnderWiggin

      Beautiful prison in that area!

      • Malice Halice

        Yea we drove past it n come to find out the first season of prison break n a few other shows/movies filmed there

      • AlbertInTucson

        It has been closed since 2002.

        • SC Dave

          You should see the old mental hospital here in Columbia…

          • AlbertInTucson

            This is where someone posts “Al probably HAS, along long with several OTHER mental facilities.”

          • After the way his FF team is doing, might move there!

        • EnderWiggin

          Had no idea. Moved to SC in ’01.

          • SC Dave

            Where you at, Ender?

          • EnderWiggin

            Surfside Beach – 5 minutes inland.

  • BerwynBomber

    Aren’t players supposed to clear the concussion protocol before practicing?

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21184932/carolina-panthers-lb-luke-kuechly-practicing-cleared-concussion-protocol

    • willbest

      I thought the reason it was called a protocol is because you gradually progress from lay the fuck down to a dark quiet room all the way up to cleared to play in full contact.

      He could be cleared to do walkthrough/classroom work or even non-contact drills, but not yet cleared to tackle people.

  • Malice Halice
  • Corn Pop Janitor

    I’ve decided this is the most disrespectful sequence in modern videogaming. This one will make Waffle refuel the Stuka.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5GoDAsYMUs

    Also, if you hold down O, you vault over the coffin.

    • It’s all part of the plan

      haha, jesus, what happened to Contra?

  • SC Dave

    Oh, I just thought I should say that if you ever read here Cameron, *thanks much for your podcast participation*

    • EnderWiggin

      Yes, very refreshing. I think I prefer Jahns, but a player’s perspective is nice.

      • EnderWiggin

        Should I not have said that, in case Worrell IS reading?

        • SC Dave

          I bet he’s okay. Jahns’ profession is media. Cam was a football player.

  • BuddhaJoe

    Damn I know Marcell Dareus had issues, but he was only worth a 6th rounder? Bills are really cleaning house.

  • Corn Pop Janitor

    Bob McNair says his Texan players are “inmates” and he is the warden at NFL Team meeting to discuss the kneeling.

    Texan players supposedly contemplating a walkout and forfeit of actual game

    The head coach Bill Asschin had no comment

    • It’s all part of the plan

      Walking out of a game over that phrase? Please God let them do that. That would be hysterical and pretty much the most millennial thing that you could ever do.

      • Dis Guy Trublinsky

        Nothing more offensive than Old Timey sayings.

        It’ll never happen. We all know the “inmates’” ladies won’t stand for the lost game checks. The hens rule the roost you know.

        Hope I didn’t just offend a bunch of NFL baby mamas by calling them hens.

  • Joecashflow

    Lots of Bears fans on Bourbon St right now. We will be loud tomorrow ! Bear down Bears ! Unleash the Biscuit !

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