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Data Responds: Falcons at Bears

| September 10th, 2017

  • Yea Chicago’s defense had a solid day overall. They held a team that averaged 34 points per game last year to only 23, and kept them in check for most o the game.
  • That’s going to be their recipe for success this year, and it’s the reason they were in this game.
  • With that said, the defense still showed issues on 3rd down. It was especially bad in one 4th quarter sequence, when 3 straight 3rd downs ended with an 88 yard TD, a 40 yard completion, and a penalty for a 1st down. Good defenses have to be able to get off the field on 3rd down. To their credit, they did have a few big 3rd down plays earlier in the game, including a run stuff on 3rd and 1 to hold Atlanta to a field goal and a batted pass on 3rd and medium to force a punt.
  • That 88 yard touchdown on 3rd down was particularly brutal. It looked like Matt Ryan was about to be sacked, then he had somebody uncovered down the field. The defense looked confused pre-snap, and somebody should have called a time out.
  • Quintin Demps missed a tackle on that 88 yard touchdown, and also missed a tackle for loss on 3rd down in the first half that would have forced a punt and instead turned into a 1st down conversion. He also may have blown the coverage on the long touchdown. To put it mildly, it was not a good debut for the veteran free agent who was supposed to stabilize the back of the defense.
    Another area where the defense needs to improve is forcing turnovers. They came close on a few passes today, but weren’t able to finish the play. Forcing turnovers is the difference between a good defense and a great one.
  • One area where the Bears’ defense excelled was in run defense. Atlanta ran it 22 times for 65 yards, only 3.0 yards per carry. That would have been the worst mark in the NFL last year, when the Falcons averaged 4.6 yards per carry, good for 5th in the NFL.

  • You have to give credit to Akiem Hicks, who had a monster game today after signing a monster contract yesterday. He picked up two sacks of Matt Ryan and single-handedly stuffed a running play on 3rd and 1 to hold Atlanta to a field goal. One thing to note is that Hicks made fewer impact plays later in the game as he seemed to wear down. The Bears might need to rotate their defensive linemen more to keep him fresher down the stretch of close games.
    Switching over to offense, the running game looked really good. Chicago ran it 19 times for 125 yards, an outstanding 6.6 yards per carry. Credit the run blocking and running back duo of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen for making things happen even when Atlanta was keying in on the run.
  • Speaking of Tarik Cohen, he was a revelation in this game. He carried it 5 times for 66 yards, caught 8 passes for 47 yards and 1 TD, and returned 3 punts for 45 yards. He lined up all over the field: outside at WR, in the slot, at running back, and even at quarterback on one Wildcat play. Cohen was the Bears’ best playmaker on the day, and the Darren Sproles comparisons seemed more than fair. One thing to note: Cohen’s 16 touches are probably not sustainable given his small size. Sproles has averaged just under 11 touches per game on his career, which seems about right for Cohen too.
  • The Bears’ game plan through three quarters was incredibly conservative. They ran it a lot, and when they threw the passes were all short, mostly with pre-determined reads, and mostly aimed at running backs and tight ends. As a result, the passing game was comically ineffective. At one point late in the third quarter, Chicago had dropped back to pass 15 times and netted only 13 yards.
    In those first three quarters, Mike Glennon looked terrible. He locked on to targets immediately, fell apart under any semblance of pressure, and missed too many throws. He routinely threw the ball short of the chains on 3rd down, and the offense stalled pretty much whenever they had to throw. At one point, the Bears went 27 minutes of game time in between pass completions.
  • Glennon looked like a different QB in the fourth quarter though. After the Bears went down 20-10, they basically gave up on the run by necessity, and Glennon responded. He was more decisive and moved the offense well, scoring one touchdown and coming just short of another for the win. Even on those drives, Glennon basically only threw underneath and had some accuracy issues, but credit him for stepping up his play when the game called for it. The Bears need to figure out how to get him to play like that consistently if they’re going to keep him in the game.
  • Credit to the offensive line on the day. They did an excellent job of run blocking and kept Glennon mostly clean. Don’t let the 4 sacks fool you; the first three were all Glennon’s fault, but Bobby Massie was beat on the last sack that ended the game. Prior to that, Glennon had a clean pocket on basically every play of the last two drives. Which was good, because Glennon showed again today (consistent with this preseason and his time in Tampa Bay) that he is completely incapable of making any sort of play under any pressure.
  • One lineman who struggled was 2nd year center Cody Whitehair. He had two penalties that killed drives and a few low snaps, one of which was fumbled. He looked noticeably rusty at center, which is not entirely surprising given that he spent most of the preseason playing left guard while Hroniss Grasu manned the center spot. It would seem the Bears didn’t like what they saw from Grasu, because they were back to Whitehair at center and Tom Compton at left guard, the look we haven’t seen since the 1st preseason game. I would guess that will be the lineup going forward until Kyle Long returns, and who knows how long that will be.
  • I think it might officially be time to call Kevin White a bust. The Bears tried to get him some looks early, as he had 3 of the 4 targets aimed at wide receivers in the first three quarters. Those resulted in a 6 yard gain on 3rd and 20, a drop on a slant, and a slip on a curl. His 4th target was a dump-off behind the line of scrimmage and ended with him going to the locker room with a wrist injury. Injuries have been the story of his career so far, to go with lackluster production in the rare instances he actually gets on the field.
  • Speaking of that Kevin White slip, the Soldier Field turf was awful again today. It noticeably showed up to impact plays at least ten times that I can recall, and this in in the first week of the season with no weather issues. There are absolutely no excuses for having turf problems in this situation. We are way overdue for the Bears to figure out some way to get that sorted.
  • One of the best things to emerge for the Bears today was that they now have some playmakers, which is something their roster has sorely lacked for years. On offense, Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen made plays, while Akiem Hicks stood out on defense. A few other defenders made some big plays too, including Jerrell Freeman, Roy Robertson-Harris, and Leonard Floyd. They still need a playmaker to emerge among the WR corp and in the secondary, but they’re headed in the right direction.
  • Overall, this day was a positive for the Bears. They went toe to toe with one of the best teams in the NFC. I know we’re sick of moral victories and close losses, but outside of quarterback this is easily the best Bears roster since 2012. We’re not going to see that improvement in the win/loss results until Chicago gets the quarterback situation producing at a high level.

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  • That Guy

    First to say Jeff needs a new haircut

    • Corporal Clott

      Hmm… I don’t know, I think his do goes amazingly well with his spooky new t-shirt. Just sayin…

  • Oof, Kevin White believed to have a broken collarbone, which would mean he’s done for the season.

    That would mean he’s finished 3 games through 3 seasons in Chicago. Ouch.

    • Sahr Gborie

      Damn….the Bears just cant get a break…lol

      • willbest

        It seems they get too many of them actually.

        • Sahr Gborie

          ROTFL

    • Bender McLugh

      Officially a bust. Didn’t think he would be this fragile

      • no way to predict that, he was completely healthy in college as far as I know. I feel awful for him, because he seems like a genuinely nice guy who works hard and is everything off-field that a fan could ask for.

        • Bender McLugh

          Was excellent run blocking today too

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            so was Glennon, which was the only thing he did well.

        • Malice Halice

          Fuck white. Give him his money and escort his brittle ass out the door. He don’t even deserve to stay on the team

      • willbest

        He was officially a bust last year.

        • Corporal Clott

          Pace taking him in the draft is still a head scratcher for me. I had the exact same instinct with the chicken dinner pick. Facking GM’s.

          • I didn’t like the pick either, but to be fair to Pace you can’t predict injuries from guys that have been completely healthy up until that point. That’s just bad luck.

          • Corporal Clott

            I’m talking about the position. It didn’t seem smart at the time imo.

          • Agreed. You had Beasley right there, who had a longer track record of production and plays a position with more value.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I believe it took Beasly a year to blossom because HE was injured his rookie season.

          • Sahr Gborie

            Plus he was drafting with Emerys scouts. Look at the difference in players drafted now that he has his won staff in place. We should have taken Vic Beasley

          • willbest

            I didn’t necessarily hate White, I hated picking a WR though.

        • ButtonShoes

          He was a bust the second he got injured the first time. Before he’d ever played a game or been in a practice.

      • AlbertInTucson

        NOBODY thought he was this fragile.

    • That Guy

      Collarbone fracture could mean out for 3 weeks. I played in high school with a harness after 2 weeks out.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Headed to IR as per NFL.COM.

        We have lost our top two receivers by week one.

    • chitownproud85

      Smh. I’m officially tired of talking about the guy, its time to just call it and walk away, but damn. As a person, I feel terrible, terrible, terrible for him. There has been ZERO indication he hasnt done his best to be a better player. Shit just goes that way sometimes. Shame for him, and a few more lost years at WR for the Bears.

      • Sahr Gborie

        We had a good one but we let him walk

      • Scharfinator

        Yup, bad for him, bad for the Bears. Sadly, I don’t think he can stand up to NFL ball.

  • Sahr Gborie

    Its not fair to blame Glennon but a good QB would have won this game for us.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      It is fair to blame Glennon because a good QB would have won this game for us.

      • willbest

        So would having Alshon Jeffery.

        • Sahr Gborie

          Faack Alshon. He did not want to be a Bear. But you speak the truth…Trubisky would have a field day with Alshon, Marshall and Bennett

          • willbest

            Or just any WR that opponents would have to consider double teaming. Fuck trade for Larry Fitz tomorrow I don’t care. Just get somebody that commands some respect. We have dick there now.

          • Sahr Gborie

            I wonder if we can trade a 4th or 5th plus Kyle Fuller to the Eagles for Alshon

          • SC Dave

            Make up for mind.

    • I expect the W/L record this year to be similar to 2015’s 6-10, but how they get there has completely flipped.

      In 2015, they relied on the QB to mask a shitty rest of roster and keep them competitive. Now they rely on the rest of the roster to mask a shitty QB and keep them competitive.

      It won’t show up in W/L, but this roster is MUCH improved. They’re a QB away from the playoffs, and a QB, WR, and CB away from being a legitimate title contender. That window should be there from 2018-20 with the right moves and Trubisky’s development.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        Houston moved to their rookie already, unfortunately we will have to suffer through a few more games of Glennon.

        • I’m ok with that if we get more of 4th quarter Glennon. That was acceptable level QBing. But you need to see that more than 2 drives a game.

          I think this specific roster calls for Trubisky, because bad WRs can be helped by a mobile QB who can buy time with his legs.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            You will get more of 4th quarter Glennon. Unfortunately it will only be in the 4th quarter of games. The guy seems afraid to make mistakes and is overly conservative through the first 3 quarters. This goes back to his days in TB. He only steps up when he is FORCED to.

          • Even in 4th quarter it was all underneath stuff. It was just that the Falcons played softer coverage so that was readily available. But he at least got the ball out quicker.

          • Sahr Gborie

            Glennon’s ceiling is not even Trubiskys basement. If the next 2 games are like this I wont mind struggling with Trubisky through the rest of the season

        • Irish Sweetness

          They made a desperate move.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            no they made the RIGHT move Savage was awful.

      • Sahr Gborie

        This is a roster that can contend right now with a good(Trubisky) to great(Rodgers) QB even with our obvious short comings. A great QB elevates the talent around him. We saw that with Trubisky. We did not see that with Glennon and we never will.
        The Packers defense is nothing to write home about but they can compete because they have Rodgers.
        This is probably going to be the toughest season to get through because even though we are to competences and relevance our QB play is always going to drag down any progress we make

        • Irish Sweetness

          We have no pass defense, no inside linebackers and zero depth on defense.

          We have lost our top two WRs, and have bad pass protection and zero depth.

          Trubs would be a cherry on a pile of dog-link.

  • willbest

    1. regression to the mean. So you don’t get the 34 point benefit from last year
    2. NFL average is something like 22.5, so they let the Falcons score more than most teams make

    • An offense with matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and the NFL’s best RB duo is expected to be well above average. Bears D had a good (but not great) day. First 3 quarters were great. Too many breakdowns in 4th quarter, though they at least held to give offense one last chance.

      • Sahr Gborie

        Trubisky is Ryan. Cohen & Howard – Best RB duo. Getting our own Julio Jones and another player or two will put us on the same level as the Falcons

    • Scharfinator

      1) Bad comparison. You can’t expect them to regress to the mean. Maybe regress SOME. Say 27 or something.

      • willbest

        But the difference between 27 and 34 is massive. 23 is just a below average day for 27ppg. If you D holds a 34ppg team to 23 points that means you have a legit D.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          On the other hand our Offense scored what we averaged last year. so our offense is still well below average.

          • Sahr Gborie

            We have a better offense minus 1 player. If we had Cutty we win this game easily

          • willbest

            I am going to sound like Butch, but if we had Cutty one of those sacks is a strip sack. I thought for sure Glennon was going to lose it on one of those.

          • Sahr Gborie

            Cant argue with that but at that same time Cutty would have had a few homeruns as well. Still trying to figure out why we did not run on the last drive with the 2 head monster attack of Howard & Cohen…reminds me of how the Seahawks lost the SB

          • willbest

            Yeah that didn’t make any sense to me. And I would have called a run on the last play of the game it was 4th and 6. We averaged more than that, and they wouldn’t have expected it.

        • Scharfinator

          So you’re saying it isn’t legit?

          • willbest

            I didn’t say that. I said regression to the mean would indicate that your 27ppg is far more accurate than 34ppg.

  • Bender McLugh

    Glennon played himself into another start. Meh. I really can’t wait to see Trubisky run this o. Can we give Loggains some love too? Very inventive o

    • That 4th quarter bought him more time for sure. First 3 quarters would have more than justified benching, IMO, though I don’t think Fox would have because he wasn’t turning it over.

      Loggains did a great job making do with what he had, but I worry the O is going to get worse now that Cohen is no longer a surprise.

      • Bender McLugh

        Disagree about Cohen, he’s too quick

        • I’m not saying they’re going to completely shut him down, but you lose the element of surprise. Teams will be more prepared for him now.

          • willbest

            He showed his stuff in the PS though.

          • yeah, but they only used him as a conventional RB in the preseason. Didn’t line him up out wide or in the slot at all like they did today. Teams will see that and prepare for it now.

          • Malice Halice

            Just like the pats did with The Cheetah huh?

  • That Guy

    I was impressed by Bellamy actually catching balls that were thrown at him. Until he dropped the game-winning TD.

    • Scharfinator

      If he’d caught that, we’d be fully impressed!

  • BearDown100393

    Rodgers shut out in the first half. His career is over. What a bust. Give Brett Hundley the football.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Sacked 4 times.

      • BearDown100393

        Slow, happy feet, old.

        • Sahr Gborie

          yet we will make him look like the GOAT in a few weeks

          • BearDown100393

            Hundley will be under center by then.

          • Sahr Gborie

            and trubisky will be under center by then too

          • BearDown100393

            Probably

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        he should not look down field and just dump it off more.

    • Malice Halice

      He’s under more pressure than diamonds

      • this SEA DL is unfair

        • Malice Halice

          I’m luvin it!

        • BearDown100393

          Green Bay cannot even snap the football properly.

        • willbest

          I thought they lost Richardson already. Was it just a cramp or something?

        • Sahr Gborie

          trading for Sheldon Richardson will do that for you

      • AlbertInTucson

        Seattle’s D is maintaining coverage even when he dances.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Packers D showing better than expected but their running game has disappeared.

  • AlbertInTucson

    DeShaun Watson debuts:

    12 of 23 for 102 a TD and an INT in a 29-7 loss to mighty Jacksonville.

  • AlbertInTucson

    That 88 yard busted coverage was reminiscent of Rodgers torching the Bears D.

    • willbest

      In every game.

    • BearDown100393

      Glennon’s fault……..

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        yep, if Glennon would have thrown the ball more than 4 yards on 3rd and 13 on the previous drive we would have extended a drive.

        • BearDown100393

          If Glennon had turned down Pace, all would be well in Bears land.

          • Sahr Gborie

            More like Pace did not turn him down. We had options outside of Glennon. I find it hard to believe that Da Destroya wanted more money that what Pace gave Glennon. Pace overpaid Glennon as a smokescreen to draft Trubisky.

          • BearDown100393

            And now keeps that smokescreen as the starting quarterback for the purpose of…….??????

          • Sahr Gborie

            For the purpose of making sure our QB of the nex 10-15 years is not out for the season with a broken bone. Pace is building for the long-term and that means letting Trubisky sit for the season. I agree with him only because I want longer term sustained success. I hate losing with Glennon knowing that his floor is not even Trubiskys basement. But it is for the greater good. Trubisky is a fast learner and should be ready to play under center after the bye week

          • madscout12

            The best way thing for a QB with no experience is to not get him experience. Logic.

          • Sahr Gborie

            I trust Pace to get it right. So far he has outclassed Angleo who traded for a QB and gave him no weapson’s to work with and Emery who gave unnecessary contracts to old veterans and drafted crappy players outside of Long and Leno who just got an extension (he will probably be traded if we draft a better Tackle in the draft)…Jeffery does not count since he is not a part of the team anymore

    • chitownproud85

      Shit was rough. It looked like he was about to give up on the play and roll over…then…damn. Just damn. After all that nonsense at the line of scrimmage preplay, it was clear they wernt ready and should have called a TO. Someone has to know and pull the trigger.

  • EnderWiggin

    Waffle going to beat me this weekend… And he started Trubisky!

  • AlbertInTucson

    Russell Wilson gacks it up.

  • BearDown100393

    Russell Wilson is terrible.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Brilliant 5 yard drive engineered by Rodgers!

  • Sahr Gborie

    The two devastating third down catches for Hooper and Glennon’s lackluster play is what killed us today. Remove those things from this game and we win.

    • EnderWiggin

      Both problems very fixable.

      • Sahr Gborie

        Pray that a starting QB has to sit out for the season and trade Glennon before or during the bye week

  • ButtonShoes

    That 2015 draft and free agency class for the Bears is looking worse and worse every single day.

    • willbest

      I always give a GM a pass for his first year. He only has a few months to put everything together. He doesn’t have his guys in place. Its what he did in years 2-4 that matter when evaluating whether or not he gets a contract extension.

      • ButtonShoes

        This team is so lacking in stars and playmakers that it doesn’t really have the luxury of missing a draft class. I can understand you giving him a pass so that he can get up to speed, but I don’t.

    • Basically only Goldman from the draft class, though he did snag Meredith and Callahan as UDFA.

      • Sahr Gborie

        The potential of the 15 class was always there but it just never worked out. Its not like Emery who drafted bums and got luck on a few. Pace is actually competent and seems to hit more than he misses.

      • ButtonShoes

        Did they get Meredith as a UDFA in 2015? I thought 2016.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Eddie Lacy also invisible in his Homecoming game.

  • chitownproud85

    So then. How bad do the Bears crush the Bucs next week? LETS GO

    • AlbertInTucson

      Where is THAT game?

      • Bender McLugh

        At Soldier Field, why not

        • AlbertInTucson

          Tampa is getting lashed by Irma.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            it’s just a little storm they should quit whining about it.

      • I’d guess Tennessee. They don’t want to move it to Chicago, that’s an unfair extra home game for Bears, so will try to go to a neutral site.

        Closest teams are all at home already (ATL, HOU, NO), MIA has their own hurricane issues to deal with. TEN is on the road, makes sense as an option IMO.

        Could do DAL, who’s also on the road, if they want to keep it farther from CHI. Because a whole lot of Bears fans would make that trek to Nashville, I think.

        • chitownproud85

          Here, there, anywhere…Bears. More good than bad today, and its time.

        • EnderWiggin

          Bears travel to Dallas well too. They are Fuccineered!

          • chitownproud85

            LETS GO

          • Though there were almost 5000 seats unused today in home opener. Maybe fans are down enough on this team that they won’t care enough to travel.

          • Cormonster

            Did the Bears sell out today?

        • willbest

          Depends on the devastation I would think. I know its been a few years since we have had Hurricanes this badly but the NFL has been dealing with this in FL for a long while now.

          • Tampa is going to be hit hard, they might not even have power back by next Sunday. I’d be shocked if the game is in TB.

          • willbest

            Whelp its only a 7-8 hour drive to Nashville, Tickets are probably going to be pretty cheap. Maybe I hit that one up

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      they are going to batter them worse than Irma is. There will be a second federal disaster area declared in Tampa.

      • chitownproud85

        WOOO. The Bucs are fucked. This is going to be 2001 one all over again. Super Bowl team comes in and scrapes out a win against a team with a rising defense and shit QB play. WERE COMING FOR YOU ALL

      • Sahr Gborie

        ROFTL

      • Malice Halice

        Given the fact how superb our Running duo is. This might be a game the bears TOP is around 40mins! I can’t even remember let alone imagine us dominating like that but 29mins against the Falcons is quite impressive so I’m given us 10 more minutes just cuz the bucs isn’t as explosive as the Falcons.

    • Malice Halice

      THIS will be the game our D generate turnovers! Therefore, we are going to CRUSH them! Jamies is gonna have to rely on his legs and Floyd will capitalize each time. I’m thinking 3 INTS n 5 sacks. I said it 1st fellas.

      • chitownproud85

        I like the way you think

    • ButtonShoes

      The only chance the Bears have of crushing the Bucs next week is to start Trubisky. Period, end of stop.

      • madscout12

        Hear, hear.

      • Sahr Gborie

        Unless Glennon gets hurt Trubisky only plays after the bye week. Not a game before

        • ButtonShoes

          Then we’ll lose every game we play until Trubisky starts.

  • BearDown100393

    Kevin White IR

    • Sahr Gborie

      Faaaaaaack….I feel so bad for the kid….his life’s dreams are down the drain

    • madscout12

      Cut his ass. Next man up.

      • Sahr Gborie

        Can we call up T.Gentry now or get Marquis Wilson back or trade for Alshon

      • chitownproud85

        yup. done is done, feel sorry for the kid, and it feels heartless typing this, but its not like we are losing any production. We’ll probably be better off resigning Cruz

        • Sahr Gborie

          yep it is cruel but that is the business of the NFL…would not be surprised to see Cruz back

          • I’d much rather see Gentry promoted than Cruz re-signed. Cruz looked awful playing against scrubs in the preseason.

          • Sahr Gborie

            I’m all for Gentry. He had a connection with Trubisky who God willing will be the starter after the bye week.

      • willbest

        Next man is Gentry I presume.

    • BearDown100393
    • willbest

      I hope somebody got to this kid before be blew all his money on sports cars. His net on his 16 million should be somewhere around 9 million. But if he has 3 million left that should net him around 120-150k a year for the rest of his life. That aint shabby.

    • Corporal Clott

      Yup, I called his career after his Rookie year so it’s not like I’m surprised.

  • BearDown100393
  • Malice Halice

    Olivia Nuun’s ex starting to produce against the Seahawks

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    That’s not a horsecollar you fucking moron.

    • willbest

      Did somebody touch Rodgers?

      Then its a horsecollar.

  • ButtonShoes

    Christ on a cracker do I hate Green Bay. Somebody turn Rodgers into a pile of bloody mush, please. SOMEONE.

    • willbest

      Will never happen. NFL has to protect the first openly homosexual player.

    • madscout12

      You know what helps that…having him on your fantasy team.

      Nah, fuck my fantasy team. Rodgers…DEAD!

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    I’m giving birdcage one more half of playcalling. If he comes out with that obvious conservative tanking bullshit like the first 3 qtrs of today’s game I’m done for the year. It’s like they wanted to fucking lose a winnable game.

    They chose to lose against the Falcons.

    You cannot fucking convince me that Trubisky cannot run that fuckstick of an offense like Glennon did today. That somehow he will be ruined as a result of it. It’s such fucking bullshit. The company line is fucking bullshit.

    • madscout12

      Needs a QB.

    • Corporal Clott

      I can still hear Solomon Wilcox after Lovie got canned..

      “Bears fans need to be careful what they wish for. It might be quite a while before they have a good team again”.

      • Sahr Gborie

        Could you imagine a Lovie led team with Pace draft picks and an actual O-Coordinator????

        • Corporal Clott

          No.

          • Sahr Gborie

            Since Lovie left how many times have we been in the playoffs? Before Lovie how many times were we in the playoffs?

          • Corporal Clott

            The Lovie Era is over, can’t change that. I’m thinking this team will eventually be better than that team but it’s going to be frustrating. Lovie was lost when it came to offense and in this day and age, that spells death.

        • madscout12

          Except we’d be in the exact same position. Lovie would squelch that O-Coord and keep Glennon for 10 games.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    You might hate Rodgers and McCarthy but those motherfuckers go for the jugular.

    Birdcage is a fucking cuck. Glennon is just a goofy nice guy.

    Fucking pissed away a victory.

    • madscout12

      Rodgers and McCarth…Glennon and Birdcage.

      One of these things is not like the other. One of these things…doesn’t belong.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis
  • Sahr Gborie

    Bobby Massie is gone after this season

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      doubt it.

      • Sahr Gborie

        for what reason? its one of our areas of weakness next to WR/CB/Safety and quality depth

        • madscout12

          Massie is serviceable. The bears shouldn’t be in the business of tossing aside serviceable players and forcing themselves to fill the holes left behind.

          • Sahr Gborie

            Serviceable is an Emery/Angelo mentality. The Packers/Patriots don’t do serviceable and neither should we if we want to be contenders year after year

          • madscout12

            I’m all for getting rid of him, if we can target a player who’s better. Shouldn’t be that hard, given how bad he is.

          • Sahr Gborie

            My point exactly…a younger talent or a FA is better than Massie at this time. The blame for todays loss is shared mostly by Glennon but also by those who dropped passes on that last drive and Massie

          • madscout12

            And by the defense not getting straight and letting their TE through.

            But everyone had to be perfect with Glennon at QB.

            But again to the above point. Massie is serviceable. Get a replacement, but is he a priority over WR? OLB? CB? I’d argue not.

          • Malice Halice

            That’s the case in point! (Idk if I phrased that correctly) but yea everyone has to step it up to mediate Glennon lack of explosiveness

          • Sahr Gborie

            You have it right. This team does not have the talent to cover for the mistakes of a bad QB. However it is a team that a good QB can make a run at the playoffs with. Glennon is a bad QB. Trubisky is a good QB even though he is not that good a reading defenses yet. He is capable of elevating those around him. I expect a us to contend for a playoff spot next year. Our only foreseeable weakness should be WR/Secondary and quality depth

          • madscout12

            I want to see them add guys in the trenches every year. OLB needs to be a focus next year along with WR. WR can be had in FA and later in the draft.

          • Malice Halice

            N that’s real shit!

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          my guess he will remain on the team even if he is replaced. A quality swing tackle is hard to find.

          • Sahr Gborie

            we can get that off the streets. you know pace loves his 1-2yr prove it contracts

    • Malice Halice

      I’d say Kevin White will be escorted outta Chicago b4 Massie does.

      • Sahr Gborie

        Being the 1st draft pick by Pace and the fact that we have nothing at WR will allow Kevin White to be back next year however he will not have his 5th year option picked up.

        • Malice Halice

          Naw brothaman, he is a waste of reps for guys who could use that experience in 16 games.

          • Sahr Gborie

            Guys like who? The only quality WR’s we have are Meredith/Gentry/Wheaton/Wright. He stays on the roster for 1 more years before he is cut

        • CanadaBear

          They already passed on the 5th year option.

          • Sahr Gborie

            What? this is only his 3rd year. I did not know that they could pass on your 5th year this early? Damn! Pace is a savage! This 2015 class really is a bust: Langford – Gone. White – Soon to be Gone. Grasu will stick around for quality depth.

  • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

    The loss stings but I did not expect them to hang tough with Falcons till the last play.

    The defense looks good but the tendency of the last few years to give up a big play or commit a dumb mistake at the worst possible time has not gone away.

    Glennon or Trubisky, it should be fun season to watch Bears compete hard in each game. Let’s see if they improve on closing out plays, series, and finally games.

    • Sahr Gborie

      No fun in watching Glennon “compete” hard since there is no competition when he plays. His only vale is giving Trubisky time to learn to identify defenses. Even at that I give then until the bye week or game 5 for Trubisky’s growth and Glennons shortcoming to force their hand

      • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

        What I meant was I enjoyed watching today’s game even when QB and passing game was awful.

        Trubi will get in there whenever they think he is ready. And it will happen sooner rather than later because jobs are on the line and $$ to be made. They won’t have to beg people to show up at Soldier Field like they had to this Sunday once Trub is the starter.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    The sad thing is that this is the kind of outcome that would make Ryan Pace fucking cream in his pants.

    The drama at the end and the drive to get within a few yards of the endzone will distract people from the bullshit playcalling all game and covers up the insanity of what happened offensively for over 3 quarters.

    Cohen is called Chicken Salad man, he’s called that because he takes chicken shit and turns it into chicken salad. that is not a viable and consistent offensive strategy so someone should probably tell fucking Birdcage. He is allowed to run actual fucking plays down the field like in the 2 minute drill with Wright.

    Grossly ignoring Kendall Wright, Miller and Dion Sims is fucking ludicrous. There were no chances taken and no vertical threats.

    It was exactly what the brass wanted. A close but no cigar game with enough action to say “look at the improvement”. Fuck that pussy noise. Once again the tight end kills the Bears. Jordan Reed is the last big contract recipient that owes us many thanks and now Austin Hooper can thank the Bears for bending over and spreading their own ass cheeks for unfettered access to the team anus.

    I cannot support this kind of football no matter how close the game was. I don’t care if we win or not but for gods fucking sake at least give the guys a fucking chance to win. Having to be absolutely perfect and not make one turnover is not a viable strategy. For those that would say that they did have a chance to win at the end don’t be a fucking cocksucker, because today’s game could have been tied or in our favor if we played with even one testicle dropping down from the warmth of the Bears abdomen.

    Birdcage has one more half to call a real gameplan or else i’m fucking out until Trubisky is in. At one point we had less than 20yds passing or some shit and the amount of pussy ass check downs was embarassing. Glennon made Hoyer look like fucking Brett Favre today.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      I don’t think the issue is all on Birdcage play calling. I think it is more on who he has trying to execute the plays. It was clear, at least to me, that Glennon was not giving routes enough time to develop, before he was checking down. Also did Glennon even attempt a sideline pass all game. He can’t make all the throws, and he is afraid to make the throws he can make. hence the checkdowns.

      • BerwynBomber

        He is obviously limited but he seems capable of throwing the ball down the field. He did in the 4thQ at least.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          That wasn’t down field but at least it wasn’t a fucking checkdown.

    • Malice Halice

      Word to mother!

    • Bender McLugh

      Grossly ignoring Kendall Wright, Miller and Dion Sims is fucking ludicrous. There were no chances taken and no vertical threats.

      That’s nOt on Birth cage, looked like Glennon with the check down

  • BerwynBomber

    Glennon worries me — to say the least — but open up the damn playbook. That was some John Shoop type stuff today, which sucks because once we finally got desperate (and opened it up a bit) we moved the ball and nearly stole the game.

    Glennon looks like a quality back-up. I doubt his mobility and accuracy will improve much. BUT one thing he could do is get rid of the ball to occasionally avoid a sack. His worst play of the game was the first sack by Reed. Yes, any QB would have been in trouble and Cohen was not open on the checkdown BUT you throw the ball at Cohen’s feet and avoid the 12 yard sack.

    The game looks to move very fast for Glennon, which is of course a bad sign and the opposite of how the best QBs seem to view the game. .

    On the bright side, game balls to Hicks and Cohen. The latter was dynamite. The former looked like a Pro Bowler. Also thought Fuller played well, and hey, Barth looked like vintage Robbie on that one FG.

    Onto Tampa as Bill would say.

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      They are seeing what we are seeing too.

      I think next week is make or break for Glennon. He knows that Tampa D as well as anyone can.
      If he does not show fast processing and decision making, I think they will put the kid in week 3 at home against Steelers.

      Hope Kyle Long is back next week. OL was giving up pressure too much today and made passing game that much difficult. Very little time for routes to develop. And those Whitehair penalties killed drives.

  • antityco

    “Yeah” is the word you were looking for.

  • BerwynBomber

    I predicted the LAR’s O would improve and WAS/Cousins would regress. Call it the Sean McVay effect. W1 has done nothing to dissuade me from those predictions. (And I’m not sold on Goff, just think McVay will do for him a little what he did for Cousins.)

    Pie Face lit up ARI. A bit surprising. Wonder if Arians might be on some thin ice by season’s end. That is a team with win-now expectations.

    Worst QB of the day? Dalton in a landslide. 4 INTs, a 0.7 QBR and 28 passer rating. Might be worth keeping an eye on the Ravens D. They COULD be special.

    • AlbertInTucson

      I believe the Cardinals have oldest roster in the league.

  • King of DBB

    Jenoris Jenkins owning Dez Bryant

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Owning

  • King of DBB

    Why do Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers live together in the State Farm commercials?

    • Sahr Gborie

      Better question is why didn’t we draft Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers?

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      And why is it a 2bed 1 bath but one of the bedrooms has been converted to a media room/office?

      • King of DBB

        and why is Aaron having beach dates with his dog?

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          All valid questions

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Hurricane Marshall is growing with every set of downs that go by without a reception or target.

  • madscout12

    That’s a gift call. Penalty…playing defense.

  • BerwynBomber

    This game’s a dog.

    • madscout12

      Come on, dude. Giants Cowboys. America’s Team. Everyone always wants to see the NFC LEast on opening night.

  • King of DBB

    Brandon Marshall adds nothing to the Giants O.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      I’d work him in the slot but who on theee fuck am I?
      Giants O seems uneven.

  • King of DBB

    Kevin White broke his collarbone is gone for the season.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Gone forever. That’s beyond a joke now.

    • Johnnywad

      That guy has pocketed an awful lot of cash for a handful of football games.

    • Tortured Bear fan

      he would be meatloaf cake next season.. cut.

  • Irish Sweetness

    1. Kevin White (blinks silently) …….
    2. Tarik is Jimmy from The Ringer.
    3. Jordan …. 13 carries ?
    4. The drafting of Adam Shaheen was a dumb, dumb, move.Give me Kareem Hunt please. What was Pace thinking?
    5. Our defensive backfield is an unholy mess.
    6. Trevathan .. .two tackles ???
    7. We ran for over 6 yards a carry, allowed 2.8 YPC. Not bad.

    • willbest

      Yes Jordan 13 carries that is what happens when you have two quality backs Irish

  • Johnnywad

    Bernstein wore me thin years ago, but I found this to be the best description of Glennon to date.

    “He is as meh as meh can possibly be, as if the concept of replacement level has been triple-distilled into a fine spirit by a master craftsman, to be swirled in a snifter for a perfect sip of C-minus. Where some quarterbacks are said to be able to make all the throws, he can make some of them, sometimes, when he’s allowed to. And a few seem to take a while to release. Glennon can only do so much, in all those words can mean.”

  • King of DBB

    Nice to see Old Sauce got Flatbread out there.

    Defensive lineman in the 50s? I guess that’s a Cowboy thing going back to Randy White.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Haha, Marshall just beat his guy deep and Eli didn’t even look over, right to the checkdown.

    It’s over.

    Category Brandon storm now headed to the east coast

    • King of DBB

      And then he eats the 10 yard sack

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Kick in nuts.

  • King of DBB

    DBB: Home of ‘I told you so’.

    I said Kevin White was washed up this spring and probably wouldn’t make it past the first game. Other bloggers gave me crap for being a negative nelly but I said it would have been better to cut bait with the guy when there was a shot at trading him.

    • CanadaBear

      There was no shot to trade him, EVER! Who would take on that contract?

  • King of DBB

    Sean Lee >> Nick Kwikowski

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Haha, yes.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Sean Lee on IR >> Nick Kwikowski

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Haha, at one point in the game I think Akiem Hicks passed out and was being controlled by a drone operator as he stumbled back to the line. He didn’t even get into a stance. Almost died.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Casillas is a dirty tackler man. Always leaves feet and drags dudes down ripping up their legs.
    Punk.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Is it just me or does Jason Garrett look like a disingenuous cutthroat cuntball?

  • Irish Sweetness

    Seems to be a lot of Gummo-blaming going on. He had a better day than either Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers, two dropped touchdowns are not his fault.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      You obviously didn’t watch the Green Bay game.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      did you watch any games yet?

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    New blog rule proposition.

    Don’t comment on a game if you didn’t watch it.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      but the stats tell you everything you need to know.

  • King of DBB

    Jordan Howard refused to talk to the media about his dropped pass – or anything.

    OK – next up Tanner Gentry

    When does Wheaton show up?

    • Irish Sweetness

      He had the worst hands around by some way last season …..

      • King of DBB

        Hampton was relentless about how shitty Howard’s pass catching is

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      I think Jordan Howard may have injured himself on that dropped pass. We will find it tomorrow. Hope it is not serious.

      Wheaton will likely play against Bucs. Tre McBride and Taquan Mizzell will be most likely active too.

    • Wheaton practice in limited amount late this week. Seems likely he’ll play next week, IMO

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Dude, Eli is a pussy.

    #glennoning

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    No one dumped off more to pad his shitty stats than Eli tonight. Stay in the pocket you lil beeyotch.

    • BerwynBomber

      Eli always struck me as hillbilly tough. I’ll never forget that last NFCC game of theirs out in SF when Harbaugh’s D beat the fucking shit out of him but Eli kept picking himself up off the soggy turf and eventually led NYG to victory — assisted, of course, by Kenny Williams’s son muffing a punt.

      Anyway, he is questionable talent but he never seemed like a pussy. 200+ consecutive starts might attest to that.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        I’m just referring to how quickly and ineffectively he checked down without his ODB safety blanket

  • King of DBB

    Is the new Lions helmet an old school thing or is that it now?

  • Irish Sweetness

    Allen Robinson also done for the year ….

  • Irish Sweetness

    All in all, not bad, eh? We went toe to toe with the defending NFC champs. Shut down their running game; ran the ball ourselves; managed to finally free up Kevin White’s spot (Welcome back Tanner?) … not bad for week one.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Pacebot complacency program 3.0 successful in subject Irish sweetness.
      Irony of the presence of complacency in someone using Walter Payton reference in Disqus handle not unnoticed by Pacebot program administrator.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    English as a second language class coming along adequately I see. Still a little clunky but you’re getting there!

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