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Forget Holding Down Job for 2017, Mike Glennon Now Has Two Quarters to Earn the Opener

| August 24th, 2017

When Mike Glennon was asked if he’s now embroiled in a competition for the starting quarterback job, he didn’t hesitate. He didn’t ponder the question for a few moments and deliver a vague, locker room friendly response. You know, something like “Everybody is out here competing for their job every day. Quarterback is no different.”

Glennon didn’t do that. He looked forward and somewhat defiantly said, “No.”

Is Mike Glennon good at playing quarterback? No. But he’s not stupid. Hell, I don’t know the guy, he may very well be stupid, but he’s not oblivious to what’s happening around him. The only argument for keeping Mitch Trubisky on the bench was the sort of unprovable “he’s not ready”. That argument died yesterday. By giving Trubisky time with the ones in practice and announcing he’ll play with them again Sunday, John Fox made it abundantly clear he believes Trubisky is ready to play in the NFL. Coaches value practice reps the way the narrator of Looking Glass’ Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) valued the sea. “Brandy,” that man says, “You’re a fine girl. What a good wife you would be. But my life, my love and my lady is the sea.”

Coaches don’t go handing out first-team reps to projects. They are the single most important evaluative element of the off-season.

Listen, these were never going to be navigable waters for Glennon. The talent gap between he and Trubisky is simply too wide. Glennon’s best hope to hold down the starting job for 2017 season required several factors. He needed to perform well in practice. (He hasn’t.) He needed to move the offense well in the preseason. (Not even close.) Subsequently he needed to let a notoriously conservative head coach take a conservative route with his rookie quarterback by providing a stable option at the top of the depth chart. (Nope.)

Forget about holding down the starting gig for 2017. Glennon now has two quarters in Nashville to earn his way onto the field for the opener. If he struggles Sunday, as he has since signing his Bears contract, will it really matter what Trubisky does with the same talent over what could amount to three or four snaps? If Glennon struggles Sunday, how can the Bears coaches convince the other fifty-two other men on their regular season roster that he gives them their best chance to beat the defending NFC champions on September 10th?

And while many of us, myself included, will be fixated on Glennon’s performance Sunday, let’s not forget how unimportant it is for the long-term. If Glennon doesn’t struggle Sunday – which would be a surprise – he’ll certainly have a howler or two during the four-game September gauntlet featuring three 2016 playoff teams and the up-and-coming Bucs. And with Trubisky now sharing first-team reps, the Bears won’t let the season get away and risk playing to an empty building in October and November, while the future of the franchise watches from the sideline.

Trubisky is playing and playing soon. The future is coming. And it may be here as early as Monday morning.

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  • Sahr Gborie

    First like Trubisky will be on the depth chart after Sundays game!!!

    • Dale701

      I just want you guys to know, I am very mad about the disrespect we are getting from the press. It is very justified, because we have been bad for so long. But, we have 4 running backs that are great! I have a play for Tarik, Howard and him in the backfield. Fake to Howard, he goes to the right, pitch to Tarik on the left, he goes back to the right, because the misdirection was to the right, now they are heading left, Tarik will make the outside right for the touchdown.
      He is that fucking fast! He slows down to get the defender to commit, the aclerlerates away! If I could play I would love to block for him, it is pure artwork.

      • Dale701

        This could be the greatest QB class ever! Take that MB!

        • Dale701

          Engagement is the prelude to intercourse, Tarik refuses to engage!

          • Dale701

            Look at his college highlight tape, his NFL tape is more impressive!

      • fishing florida

        “we”??? what position do you play? lololol.

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    Trubisky is built like a freaking linebacker. But with throwing mechanics. And has shown accuracy since always.

    He reminds me of Steve Young.

    • evantonio

      Tampa Bay Steve Young, San Fran Steve Young, or Izod Steve Young?

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        Niners.

        • evantonio

          A shame. Izod Young is where it’s at.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      whoah bro…..whoah.
      The only linebacker he’s built like is a cuck white linebacker from Rutgers.

      • King of DBB

        #Rutcuck

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          #Ruckold

    • AlbertInTucson

      Don’t forget, Young retired before he wanted to because of concussions.

      • Aikman too.

        The best QBs of their generations both concussed out of the league.

        They are likely the reason the NFL began protecting QBs so much.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          McMahon still thinks he is playing.

          • He is, in Irish’s head.

          • Irish Sweetness

            The man who Steve Young credits with teaching him the game of football. Go figure.

  • I wonder if Glennon even gets the full 1st half if he looks as bad against TEN as he did the first 2 preseason games.

    • willbest

      Somebody on the radio said it didn’t make sense to wait until the 3rd quarter to play Trubisky because the Titans might pull their 1s by then. I tend to agree. If your goal is to assess him in as close to NFL setting as possible, you don’t risk things you can’t control.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        He has to play with the 1’s against the 1’s or else it’s just more reps.
        Fox has to keep our 1’s in at least as long as the Titans play theirs so we don’t have backups trying to block starters.

        • willbest

          The thing Fox can’t control is when the Titans pull their ones out. The socially agreed upon time is the 1s play the first half and then the 1s come out at some point in the 3rd quarter.

          If the Bears are on defense to start the second half there is a very good chance Trubisky never plays against defensive 1s.

          • I wonder if the HCs kinda talk a bit before. a Quid quo pro Like “Hey, if you can, get a stop-and-go on Fuller. He’s been struggling with that” and vice versa “Mariotta has been struggling with cover-3, can u run some of that?”

            Seems like it would benefit both teams, but perhaps the 3rd PS game differs a bit.

            I’ve watched way too many PS games, and the 1s are pulled once an HC is satisfied with the results.

            So if TEN is just dominating the entire 1st half, they may not even roll out their starters in the 3rd.

            Sometimes, they get a health scare, like Mariotta taking one to the knee, then they pull em.

            On the flip side, if they’re sucking, HCs will often play their 1s for longer.

            I think I’ve even seen some play the 1s the entire 3rd.

            Just depends.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I posted last Saturday they should never take the ball if they win the toss but, I was in error.

            Regular season. No. Never.

            For preseason, yes, get the offense on the field, ASAP, and see if Glennon continues to spit-the-bit.

          • That’s a good point. Might sneak in an extra series for the O that way.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Exactly.

            Normally, I don’t want to give an opponent the chance for the dreaded back-to-back possessions going into / coming out of half time.

        • Yup. That’s why I was hoping for Trub in the 2nd Qtr. and beyond.
          Gaurantees he plays their top D.

          Also, if Glennon struggles, he might get extended action since the coaches will want to try to straighten him out b4 ATL.

      • Sahr Gborie

        Might as well let Mitch get the 1st quarter and Glennon get the 2nd. If giraffe Neck sucks then put Mitch in for the rest of the game

      • Irish Sweetness

        I have no problem with my brand new top draft pick not facing a starting defense and getting rekt

        • KentuckyBearsFan

          Yeah. We can go 18-0 next year. Like from a 3 win team last year.

          That’s not sarcasm.

          We need one more year of rebuilding. Trubisky is mobile but I am afraid of him tearing an ACL or MCL.

          Next year’s draft better be Offense Line and Defense.

          I hope Floyd makes the jump this year.

          We could be the next Dallas.

    • AlbertInTucson

      He needs to be told beforehand:

      “If you stink early, you sit early.”

  • King of DBB

    When Mike Glennon was asked if he was put on notice, he did this:

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/v6FNwaD6tyr7y/giphy.gif

  • That Guy

    If the Trubisky Era begins this weekend, there will never have been a Glennon Era.

    Fitting.

  • willbest

    I think if Glennon manufactures 10 points without turning the ball over he starts week 1. Or if the reason for fewer than 10 points isn’t his fault. Like WH snaps the ball over his head or the RB coughs it up or a WR drops an easy TD throw.

    Trubisky is probably in his head right now though. So the chances of error go way up.

    In a rare bit I was on the road yesterday listening to the Score and they pointed out that Josh McCown has now made $40 million dollars playing football since he was bounced out of the league and teaching high school football.

    • That Guy

      How many concussions has he sustained for that $40 million?

      • willbest

        No idea. But if I could check out at 55 on the condition that my great grand kids are going to be taken care of, I would make that trade.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Let’s revisit that decision at 54, brother! But yes ….

      • Irish Sweetness

        I sustained quite a few concussions for free. I’ll take the 1200 million Thai Baht. That gets me a private army and absolute immunity from everything, for all of my descendants, forever.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Good thing we made McCown look good throwing jump balls to Marshall and Jeffery.

      • evantonio

        the one good thing Tresticles has done in the NFL.

        • willbest

          I was about to comment on how his daughters were hot, but then I realized you limited your comment solely to the NFL.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            you can comment on that. If it wasn’t for the NFL we would not know his daughters.

    • Glennon will likely be judged by how he moves the ball. Are they ripping off runs. Are his passes accurate? Is he hitting the open receivers? Is he not throwing into triple coverage?

      TDs will be a bonus at this point.

      Trub on the other hand would have to look Derrick Carr to convince one-dump Fox.

    • Johnnywad

      All that out of four solid games in which Alshon was making circus catches to move the chains. Crazy.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    so who’s pumped for the Fins game tonight? YASSSSSSS!

    • fishing florida

      I am. I went out and picked up extra lube and tissue to prepare for all the pumping I will be doing watching Cutty.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        I completely agree that you’ll certainly will be watching that game alone.

        • fishing florida

          Not alone. I have a group of guys that watch the game together. got to be on the safe side, its helpful to have an extra set of eyes to make sure friction burns and blisters don’t occur. Always be prepared as my former boy scout leader taught me. I trust him because he is also a Catholic Priest.

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

        that is pleasing to me.

    • Corporal Clott

      Is it illegal to maim and cripple dolphins? Hee hee

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        only if it’s a Douglas Adams book and they plan on dominating the planet.

    • Finkle is Einhorn.

      • willbest

        Like Blazing Saddles, that movie wouldn’t be made today.

        • Corporal Clott

          That movie shouldn’t ever have been made. Mel brooks was about as funny as Gilda Radner.

          • willbest

            Nonsense. I still use “Don’t shoot him, you will only make him mad”

          • CanadaBear

            My favorite comedy of all time! Bart! They said you were hung! Bart replies, “And they were right!”

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            Spaceballs was great.

    • SC Dave

      So who dominates, Jay or Alshon? Both?

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Tonight will be short pass heavy since they don’t want to get Ajayi concussed right before the season. Here comes a huge dose of Senorise Perry.
        Alshon is hurt in Philly.

        • SC Dave

          I take it Ajayi has had concussion issues?

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            yes, he had one early in camp….which is never good. It’s virtually guaranteed that he’ll have another.

        • Alshon was also running the wrong routes in Philly

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            haha, he needs 3 routes.
            Balls Deep
            Quick Slant
            The Diggler

          • He tried taking the A train in Philly . that’s how much he knows about routes!

  • willbest

    Can’t shout “fire in a crowded building. Can’t say “bomb” in an airport. And now you can’t say “Allahu Akbar” in Venice.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/well-send-straight-god-venice-11043606

    I don’t know how trigger happy Italian police are normally or how Italian juries react to police shootings, but in the US this would translate into police getting to shoot Muslims for sport.

    I have been to Venice. Its rather safe from the current preferred method of Islamic terror owing to there not being any cars. Still you don’t want some knife happy nut scaring away the tourist willing to pay 7 euro for a cup of coffee.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      soon you won’t be able to say “Glennon” at Halas Hall.

    • There’s something cosmically fucked up about humanity on all sides when shouting “god is great” gets you sniped.

      I wonder what aliens would think looking down at the spectacle.

      In theory, I can understand the stance.

      But I bet it won’t take long for an Italian to get stoned or something while his bud dares him to yell “Allahu Akbar!”

      Snipe.

      Gelato falls to the floor in Italian tragic cinema fashion.

      • willbest

        Rosebud. Its all about the context. the literal translation is “god is great” but the cultural and social significance is that the person saying it is about to fuck shit up.

        I wonder who tells the visitors. I am reminded of that TNG episode where the god-like creature expected Wesley to die.

        • Yeah, exactly.
          Like every year there’s some idiot american who forgets (or doesn’t know/care) to take his guns out of his trunk when going into TJ.

          And that prohibition is at least generally known.

          Getting sniped for Akbar is pretty much like that TNG episode where Wesley tramples over a plant unwittingly and is sentenced to death.

          It would be funny in a sad kinda way if Venice has to post these Ghost Buster style “Allahu Akbar!” signs all over.

          Would kinda diminish a lil of the Venice charm.

          Besides, all terrorist would do is just shut the fuck up next time they blow themselves up in Venice, so on a practical level, don’t see how that works.

          • Irish Sweetness

            So much for the fucking Prime Directive. Crusher should have swung for that.

          • willbest

            Its more like a guideline.

          • And really, of all the characters to break it for, Freaking Shut Up Wesley!

      • Corporal Clott

        Honestly, I don’t think the Venetian’s ever really cared much for God. Just sayin…

      • Irish Sweetness

        Pretty sure that’s why they don’t want to be friends just yet. If we’re still killing each other ….

    • Corporal Clott

      Correction Will, you can yell fire in a movie theatre if there is in fact a fire.

  • King of DBB

    Trubisky is a rookie. His struggles are expected. If Glennon is bad Sunday, he can’t start opener. – Jeff

    I predict that Glennon will be meh in the last game, and start anyway.

    I think Pace’s commitment to not putting the kid in there is strong. He will have to give way at 0-4 or 0-5, but not until.

    • Corporal Clott

      You just cut Jeff’s nut sack.

    • Irish Sweetness

      This.

      Jeff’s take is that Trubs is sharing reps with the ones. My take is he’s getting a run out in the second half.

    • KentuckyBearsFan

      The thing is I think Trubisky already understands the speed of the game. He’s preternatural.

      …but it would be crazy to start him.. Later in the season. But not before.

  • FQD1911

    PLAY THE FUCKING KID!!!!

    (s/o to the old school DBB – MB, Irish, Sac Town, Nitty, Ghost, and a host of many others I can think of right now…I see y’all.)

    • Irish Sweetness

      Duuuuude.

  • I know Jeff and Co are sharpening their pitch forks for Glennon, but I’m just as excited to see our D go against “exotic smashmouth” offense.

    Titans have a helluva an Oline and 1-2 punch in Murray and Derrick Henry.
    I wanna see if Bullard, Howard or even Roy can make some plays vs the big boys.

    They have a shifty pass catching TE in Delanie Walker who will test our LBs and S in

    Corey Davis and Eric Decker should test our CBs.

    While Mariotta with his mobility and accuracy is a po man’s Vadgers.

    Can our rush keep contain while pressuring him?
    Can our secondary hold up while Mariotta buys time?

    Should be fun to watch.

    • Elect A Clown. Expect A Circus

      Should be a good test. Decker not playing on Sunday. Corey Davis is off to Kevin White like start to his NFL career.

    • willbest

      Talking about a 2-headed RB attack disturbs Irish’s force. He will be along shortly to tell us how stupid we were for passing on Henry.

      • SC Dave

        I like our RBs now… well three of them anyway.

        • Yeah, I wouldn’t swap our 3 for Titan’s 3, that’s for sure.

          Howard the punisher
          Cohen the flash
          Benny the jet who can do a lil of both AND return kicks.

          • SC Dave

            Exactly. We have not had RBs this good in a long time.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Wow. I’d take Murray and Henry in a heartbeat.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Would you like him on your roster?

        • willbest

          Not if it cost me Whitehair.

  • King of DBB
    • What? They’re taking the animatronics out?

      The end is nigh!

      There are two types of kids:

      Those who aren’t scared of Chucky, and those who are.

      • willbest

        Floor space would be more useful for more ticket games I presume. Nobody pays attention to the show any more. I was in a chuck-e-cheese a couple years back with my kids and all the games of my youth like whack-a-mole that figured prominently were stuffed in a corner to make way for racing simulators.

        What a difference 30 years makes. Show Biz Pizza was downright magical as a kid. These places really are disgusting as an adult. I understand my mom’s displeasure with ever going there now.

        • I don’t know, I have a blast with my nephews.
          We do whack-a-mole. Basketball. The 3-4 car racing.
          When their mom’s not looking, team Terminators.

          As for the animatronics, just depends.

          For the kids over like 6-7, they don’t pay much attention. They’re too busy running around with their pals or unfortunately, playing on their Nintendo switches or whatevs.

          But for the tiny tikes, they love (or fear) it.

          I remember being that small and for me, it was magic. Even at disneyland with the singing bears and such.

          Then again, we didn’t have virtual reality cell phones and PS4s growing up, so don’t know how magical it still is for the lil ones.

  • Corporal Clott

    So if Trubinsky plays with the second string and gets hurt tonight, does Jeff still call for Trubs to start in the season opener?

    • Peg-leg Trub can prolly still bootleg better than Glennon.

      • Corporal Clott

        Yeah you’re prolly right, he’d have to be in a body cast for Jeff to relent.

  • Sactowns#1

    So just about everyone else is saying Glennon will be the game 1 starter NO MATTER WHAT. Why is Jeff so convinced otherwise?!

    • SC Dave

      That would mean that the organization kept their word to a free agent. I know Jeff doesn’t care, but I think it matters for signing guys in the future.

      If you cannot trust what management tells you, then why sign?

      • AlbertInTucson

        There’s an implied clause that Glennon wouldn’t come in and stink.

        • SC Dave

          I suppose so. And jeff’s point about the rest of the roster is well taken.

        • Corporal Clott

          Let’s face it, most of our daddy’s lied to our momma’s within 24 hours at the start of their 1st date.

          • willbest

            Well if that is your benchmark for a lie, the cosmetic industry does like 400 billion a year.

          • Corporal Clott

            Hahaha. It must be brutal being a broad.

          • Is that more than the boner pills?

          • willbest

            I hit the google for you. Boner pills are roughly a 4+ billion market, but that is expected to decline with viagra and cialis losing their patent protection.

          • You should get in on that patent law action.
            Heard there’s mucho $$$ in that niche.

          • willbest

            Its really boring. And that says a lot, because most of law is about making stuff so boring that normal people’s eyes glaze over. I would need to pound adderall if I wanted to work in that field.

    • Wishful thinking fallacy?

      Actually, in defense of Jeff, POX has changed their stance ever gradually.

      It began with ‘Rex is our QB’
      To ‘With the #2 pick in the draft the chicago bears select..”
      To “rex is still our QB”
      To “well….”

  • Sactowns#1

    Also, they are trying to give Cohen the nickname “the Chocolate Badger”. How freaking lame.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Pass.

    • If I had to come up with a nickname for him, it’d be “the chocolate ninja”!

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        MochaCohe
        Mocha Ninja
        El Ninjito Negro
        Webster
        Tarikster
        Tarik the pipsqueak freak
        Mocha Mouse

        • AlbertInTucson

          “Tarik The Terror.”

          “Goin’ Cohen.”

          • AlbertInTucson

            “Tarik The Streak”.

          • Sactowns#1

            How about Mister Homerun (or Mister Longball) because he’s Cohen, Cohen, Gone! ?

      • Irish Sweetness

        Tarik the Freak. Or just …’Leonard’.

  • AlbertInTucson

    R.I.P. Actor, Comic, Radio host, Jay Thomas.

    Wow. Not even 70.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/comic-actor-jay-thomas-dead-69-article-1.3439508

    The Big C.

  • beninnorcal

    Tough day for me yesterday. My best friend’s wife had seperated from him 2 months ago, he took his own life the night before last.
    He was an Arizona native, the funniest person I’ve ever known, loved his wife and 3 kids. Everyone he ever met instantly loved the dude, so much charisma, and hard to miss at 6’5″. I’m going to miss him so much. Can’t remember the last time I cried like this. Sorry to bring you guys down, just terrible.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Condolences.

      He must have been in a VERY dark place to do that to his kids, though.

      • beninnorcal

        He loved his kids to death so I don’t think he was being rational when he did it. Sad all around.

    • Sorry to hear that.
      I knew someone who died last week too. Only 24. I don’t even know if she had the chance to go to the beach or wake up hungover on a lawn or do other shit. Sucks major balls.

      Get a bottle. Drink up. Get some of it out your system.

      Then try to remember the good stuff.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Ben, I’m sorry to hear that terrible news.

    • BearDown100393

      Condolences. Been there. Awful.

    • Sactowns#1

      Revel in the good memories and tell tall tales to his kids about him.

    • SC Dave

      I’m sorry, Ben. I lost a friend that way too, but he was single so somewhat less tragic.

    • willbest

      I am sorry to hear that. Its always tough to lose somebody really close to you. Small comfort to you now, but the pain gets better.

    • Cormonster

      Sorry to hear that Ben. I lost one of my best friends the same way, and it was devastating. Wishing you and his family the best going forward.

    • CanadaBear

      Really sorry to read this Ben. Sucks big time. Hang in there. One of my buddies did the same thing a couple of years ago. FUCK! Just remember the good stuff!

    • King of DBB

      Sorry man. That sucks

    • Corporal Clott

      Wow, hang in there Ben. I feel for you.

    • Johnnywad

      Terrible news Ben. Very sorry to hear that.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      I’ve been there, and it sucks dude. Hang in there. Best thing to do is get together with some friends/family and remember the good times.

  • SC Dave

    Think Cutler is gonna like playing with Ajayi.

  • SC Dave

    Oops… Cutler turnover. Fumble.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Tunsil doing his best interpretation of Carimi. Beat off the snap without even touching the DE. Wow. Wasn’t Tunsil a top OL pick?

      • SC Dave

        True, but Jay has to protect the fucking football. It’s not like he was blindsided

  • SC Dave

    Even alshon cant jump that high

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Haha, Cutty does it.
    Devante Parker = faster Alshon (although he did get caught from behind)

    • SC Dave

      Yeah, heard that.

      But who has the TD?

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Julius Thomas

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Fantasy heads up:
    Julius Thomas looks slower than the shittiest white tight end you can think of.

  • Just when I think I’m out, the 3rd PS game keeps pulling me back in!

    Nothing like seeing some 340 NT rumbling down field and diving for a TD.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      did you see him switch hands with the ball? haha, love fat guys running…and he hurdled that dude

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    at some point there will just be robot refs so they can just stop embarrassing themselves.

    • willbest

      Would never happen. Each play would get like 12 flags if anybody was ever able to call the game straight.

  • Wentz continues to look meh.
    From mid-season on, he’s looked mortal.

    Though that was a nice pass to Alshon.

    • willbest

      That is what happen when defenses get tape on you.

  • That was a well designed play. Hope Birdcage saw that.

    Basically 3 defenders were circling in on the Aghlor screen to the side while Alshon slanted from the slot and got an easy TD.

    We can run some of that with Cohen amd Cam.

  • SC Dave

    Ajayi is good. Last year he was much like Howard.

    https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/A/AjayJa00.htm

    • I always liked him coming out of college. He fell due to some rumor that he would only play like 4 yrs cuz supposedly he lacked ligaments or something in his knee, but he’s always been explosive.

      I liked him so much that I drafted him in FF, only to drop him cuz it took Gase like 4 weeks to get his head out of his ass and ride him.

      GP swooped in on my sloppy 2nds.

      • SC Dave

        I trust no one will drop him again.

        Look to get Cohen the same way for revenge

      • King of DBB

        Butch’s sloppy seconds would be a truly horrific place to be

        • Corporal Clott

          Jess, perish the thought.

  • Cutler is teabagging Schwartz.

  • SC Dave

    BS penalty there. No fair catch, no spear… stupid call

    • Some 240 pound dude with a 40 yd headstart is supposed to avoid that?

      I don’t get it.

      The returner crouched, even leaning a lil backward expecting to get crushed.

      I don’t know what the tackler is supposed to do there? Duck his helmet to paralyze himself?

      • willbest

        NFL needs to invent a penalty for being a pussy if they are going to allow receivers to duck into penalties.

  • SC Dave

    Miami O2 out there with 11 min left in 2Q.
    Presumably v. Philly D1.

    We could do that Sunday

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    How did wentzs knee not snap in half tonight?

  • I don’t know who’s worse – Henne or Anderson.

  • Hennessey should sponsor Henne.

    Slogan “After a morning of Henne, you’re going to need a night of Hennessey”

    • Corporal Clott

      They already do. He he

  • Talking about revising rules, NFL REALLY needs to revise the horse collar rule.

    Myles Jack just did a wicked horse collar.
    That always looks nasty when the ball carrier is running full speed and he gets dragged down like that.

    Anyone with a “flagrant” horse-collar (doesn’t let go of it) should be booted from the game.

    • SC Dave

      Yup. Red card would be a good concept. Not just thrown out, but his team plays a man short the rest of the game.

      At least on that side of the ball.

      • One of these days someone’s going to get paralyzed from that.

        I could understand ‘incidental’ when he grips it but let’s go right away, but not when he’s holding on to it like a saddle.

        Automatic ejection in my book.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      The horsecollar is the most misunderstood concept in football. There are plays that are called horse collars that are laughable and then other tackles that embody the exact spirit of that shitty excuse for a tackle that are never called that NEARLY ALWAYS end up in injury.

      Carson Wentz got sacked tonight in a way that was the exact mechanism of the horsecollar and it could have ended his season. No flag….simply because the defender didn’t have his hand on the collar. Just as fucking dirty without a doubt.

      When you tackle someone, leave your feet and pull the defender down by the side or the back trapping the ball carriers legs under the body as you ride up them that’s a horse collar. It just so happens that Roy Williams used a certain type all the time but make no mistake that it happens all of the time without the hand in the jersey but with the same devastating effect.

  • SC Dave

    No wonder most of the world thinks American football sucks. 30 minutes of game time takes 105 minutes to finish.

    And of that 30 minutes, only 18 or so was actual live action.

    Edit: wow… I thought 105 would cover it. Looking more like 107.

    • willbest

      I thought about the season ticket just for that reason.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Don’t forget the shoulder pads, Dave. And the helmets.

    • Typically around 11 minutes of action (Between snap and play blown dead) in 192 live minutes to complete an NFL game.

      almost 95% dead time. But damn if it isn’t fun to break down what’s going on if you’re knowledgeable enough to do so. There’s so much strategy in football, more than most other sports IMO, which is what makes it fun to me.

      https://qz.com/150577/an-average-nfl-game-more-than-100-commercials-and-just-11-minutes-of-play/

  • Irish Sweetness

    How’s Jay Christopher doing?

    • fishing florida

      he was dreamy.

    • beninnorcal

      He kinda killed it.

    • EnderWiggin

      5/7 110yards and a TD

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        those Miami WR’s are fast as balls. Kenny Stills outran a Cutler bomb. Jay is going to have to fucking shoot that ball out of a howitzer for some of these guys.

        • EnderWiggin

          Cutty is gonna love Parker. Dude has some springs to go up and get it.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Stills is fast as hell. OL will be a huge liability this year in pass protection. Gase better be calling plays to get that pocket moving. Both the LT and RT got beat instantaneously tonight on at least 2 plays each.

          • He’s the only OC Cutler ever had in Chicago who regularly rolled him out. Which is weird, because that’s where he’s at his best.

          • He’s the guy I wanted instead of White if they were going to go WR.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Funny how most receivers outrun that bomb!

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Ouch

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            So how much are you putting on McGregor? Looks like a guy can triple his money if he were so inclined.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        haha, in the first quarter. Also, a 50yd bomb that was a yard short that ended up a PI call on the 1yrd line and a 70yd pass play where Parker got caught at the 2.

        That offense will be exciting to watch this year.

        • willbest

          I would hate to be Miami’s GM if Cutler stays healthy and puts up a top 10 QB performance.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            i just love that i can watch two teams this year. 1.5 times the games since half of them overlap.

          • willbest

            A second TV?

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            I will just watch it on Gamepass on my phone when there is a conflict. A second TV would seem like i was rubbing it in her face.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            shit you don’t want to see my setup then. I got a 60in flanked on each side by 43in TVs. just so I can watch as much football and baseball as possible.

          • leftcoastdave

            I love TIVO to record and watch without commercials when I want. Records two at a time. Instant replay, slo mo, fun, as long as it is on the cable feed. Tough when getting internet feeds. I’ll have to have my kid work on recording them.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Jesus

          • Johnnywad

            I know. Can you believe he watches baseball? He’s sick.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            it is better than golf.

          • CanadaBear

            Bowling and Curling are where it’s at!

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I would be so into watching Curling if it was broadcast around here. How could anyone not like Curling. It looks like it was created by a bunch of drunks at a bar.

          • CanadaBear

            When I first moved to Canada I asked my brother-in-law what was the deal with Curling? He said it’s like Canada’s version of bowling. After that, it all made sense.

          • Tannehill to Jags.

      • Irish Sweetness

        I just saw the highlights. Same old.

  • BuddhaJoe

    Ugh moving sucks. I didn’t realize how much shit we had until we had to move it all and we won’t be done till the weekend. What did I miss?

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      start throwing shit out…

      • BuddhaJoe

        Scroungers would’ve had a field day with the shit I ditched…

    • the most annoying part is all the little shit around.
      And armoires. Jesus christ, if I ever have to carry an armoire up stairs ever again…

      • willbest

        I am beyond beer and pizza.

        ed. to get things moved anymore. So I just pay somebody.

        • BuddhaJoe

          So I can’t bribe you to help? Damn.

      • BuddhaJoe

        Spent the last three days after work bringing SUV loads over. At least this time we hired movers for Saturday to haul the heavy shit. Just gotta finish all the little annoying shit, but my back is already making me feel old.

        • Once we had to move this like 500 pound kitchen island. Moses Christ.

          Ended up hiring some 20 yr old Ukranians with an 80 yr old boss who looked like he was ex-KGB.

          And it still took 2 extra guys.

          That island is going NOWHERE ever again.

          I swear I feel my balls shrink when I start lifting really heavy shit.

          Fucking aging.

          • Johnnywad

            Who’s “we” in this story?

            You got a girl now?

          • CanadaBear

            Our driveway is at least a 20% grade. The movers had to park at the bottom and carry every thing up. They called a couple of local guys to help. They all got tipped well and we had a pizza, beer and ganja party when it was finished.

          • Those gradually grades burn ur thighs.

          • CanadaBear

            20% is really steep. That was pre-knee replacement so I was literally no help. They earned their money.

        • My wife came with a piano, so we’ve hired movers every time. Makes it much less obnoxious.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            part of her dowry? you should have negotiated for goats or sheep instead

          • she’s a music teacher, grew up playing piano. Parents told her she could have the (very nice) upright they still had from her childhood for free, but we had to take it ASAP or they were getting rid of it.

          • Buy her one of those portable Casios like from Revenge of the Nerds!

          • she has one of those too. That was for our first apartment, where an actual piano wasn’t possible. And for gigs she plays/her classroom at school.

          • CanadaBear

            I’ve got a 5’7″ grand piano. Nat King Cole said they call it a grand because that’s what it costs every time you move it.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        Is it wrong that I did not know what an armoire was?

      • CanadaBear

        I’ll take an armoire over an old sofa sleeper.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Sofa sleepers=back breakers.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Do it this way Joe. Get your missus to organize it all … then one morning leave for work … and return home to your NEW home in the evening. I’ve done that about three times. Painless

    • AlbertInTucson

      +100 for “Moving Sucks”.

      Why I respect military families where moving is a fact of life.

      Thankfully, the last time I had to move was 1985.

      It helps to be young.

  • BearDown100393

    “No. But he’s not stupid. Hell, I don’t know the guy, he may very well be
    stupid, but he’s not oblivious to what’s happening around him.”

    Make Bears Great Again

    • Corporal Clott

      Jess, very Trump like.

  • King of DBB
    • He looked pretty good.

      However, we’ve seen this movie before.

      -Announcers will be in awe of some throws.
      – They’ll be in equal dismay over some decisions
      -They’ll say “he gives his WRs a chance”
      -He’ll contend for most INTs because that also means he gives CBs a chance
      -He’ll lead QBs in fumbles because he still carries the ball like a loaf of bread AND tries to make big plays holding the ball too long.
      – He’ll get hit/sacked more because he holds the ball too long
      – He’ll get INJ somehow, groin, thumb, brain because of this

      Rinse wash repeat

      8-8
      extrapolated
      51-51

      All that being said, Cargo has a CHANCE with Gase Alex Smithing and saving him from himself with a heavy dose of Ajayi.

      MIA is a much more dooooont care kinda town and hasnt had a decent QB since Marino.

      And Cargo is still a slightly better option than Tannenhill imo but I was never really sold on Tannehill.

      Hopefully he turns it around, but I don’t see it.

      Phins will have an interesting decision at the end of the season.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        With Gase at the helm you’ll see shades of 2015 Cutty but better since he’ll have really solid weapons and another year of Gase always in his ear about habits.
        He fumbled on a play where Vinny Curry beat left tackle Laremy Tunsil immediately off of the snap and the right tackle got bullrushed into the pocket on the very same play. Cutler was looking right as the pocket collapsed and got hit from the left virtually the moment his back foot had planted from the shotgun snap and fumbled. It happens because he is still a human being.
        He does give his receivers a chance and doesn’t miss the field by 6 yards on deep passes.
        Why would he contend for most INT’s in the offense that saw him near career lows for INT’s?
        Why would he lead the league in fumbles in the offense that saw him at career lows for fumbles?
        Yes, he will get banged up at some point.
        Overall just enjoy the Bears while us loyal Dolphins fans cheer the team to victory.

        • Malice Halice

          Fuuuuck dat! Cutty finna get HUMILIATED dis year. They gotta play the pats TWICE and face the best defensive division by far being the AFC west. They DONT have a winnable season.

          • SC Dave

            Vying for the “This user is blocked” Club membership.

        • Hey, I wanted to keep Cutler because of Gase. I thought his decision making looked better perhaps because Gase simplified a lot of things for him.

          When Gase left, my #1 concern was Birdcage and Cutler regression.

          Cutler regressed. Though I’m not sure it had anything to do with Birdcage because he made Hoyer and a few games of Barkley look better (not to mention Shaw in some PS games).

          So, could only conclude, the deciding factor was Cutler.

          The league agreed.

          Even his boy Gase didn’t want Cutler until Tannenhil’s knee exploded.

          He will compete for most INTs because he will “give his WRs a chance”. Like I said, cuts both ways (see Woodson “same ole Cutler” )

          He will compete for fumbles because he STILL after a decade plus, holds the ball at his waist while he’s scanning down field

          It’s not that he gets sacked. All QBs get hit/sacked. It’s just that when he does, he has a much higher chance of fumbling because of his poor mechanics.

          His poor mechanics + arm (like Favre) also allow him to make some throws the Matt Moores of the world simply can’t, so MIA will get both.

          If it wasn’t for Gase, if he had been on any other team (w the exception of maybe the Pats), I would def predict he would crash and burn.

          Now, I just think he might, but there is a slight possibility that Gase might be his savior.

          Predictalator computes

          79%% same ole Cutler
          19% Gase Cutler
          2% DOOOOOOONT CARRREEE

      • I’ve never understood judging QBs by their W/L record. Brock Osweiler is 18-8 as a starter, he must be a promising young player, right?

        Cutler has been at the helm for some damn good teams in Chicago (’10-12 they were playoff-caliber teams with him healthy) and some damn bad ones. Maybe, just maybe, the roster around the QB matters.

        If you have a truly special QB, then judge based on W/L. Otherwise, it’s much more about the team around them. We’ve seen Rivers, Ryan, Stafford, Eli, Cam, Flacco, Brees all QB shit teams just like Cutler when the roster around them sucked. We’ve also seen them all QB great teams when the roster around them was great.

        I’m not saying Cutler is as good as all those guys (Rivers, Ryan, Brees, Cam all clearly better). My point is that blaming a QB for the roster around him being shit is ridiculous.

        • Malice Halice

          I agree but cutler’s physical talents are extremely DILUTED by his decision making. He ALWAYS had a good roster with him, I don’t wanna hear that shit bro. There was ALWAYS an excuse for that guy. This year is the year we remove all doubt. Whether he has probowl year or not.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            which years did you watch him play that he ALWAYS had a good roster with him?

          • Malice Halice

            Shit every damn year he been here! Only credible excuse he has is injuries to WR n oline

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Good Rosters don’t start crap players on the OLINE. I grabbed arguably the best 3 year stretch we had with Cutler as QB, Below are the guys we trotted out to protect him.

            2010 – Omiyale, Webb, Chris Williams –throwing in Kreutz his last year and he was awful
            2011 – Omiyale, Webb, Chris Williams, Carimi
            2012 – Webb, Chris Williams, Carimi

            If you think they were GOOD you are smoking some damn good shit and you should share

          • Look at their rosters in 14, 15, 16. They were pure shit.

            They were really good from 10-12. And the team won about 2/3 of the games Cutler started. His biggest issue then was health, because his injuries cost them 2 playoff berths (and a shot at a Super Bowl, though I don’t think they were beating GB in that game).

        • I don’t judge QB soley by their W/L records.

          But if you throw INTs/Fumbles/Injuries into the mix, then it ads up.

          And results say high end backup or Fox analyst.

          Weren’t you one of the ppl saying last yr that he was gonna start this season somewhere? Didn’t happen until a starter went down and Kap being blackballed (in MIA for good reason)

          • I’m not saying Cutler is awesome. But his TO are no different than Eli. Cutler is an average to above-average starting QB. There’s literally a decade’s worth of evidence on this.

          • But two MAJOR differences with Eli

            – He’s proven durable, so he has provided MUCH more hope to his team in-season, yr in yr out

            – He’s proven clutch in big games

            And in spite of bitch face and playing in the most critical media market, not a peep about him not caring or lacking leadership.

            And still – the Gmen were rumored moving on from him because of his TOs.

            In fact, they were one of the teams suspected to inquire about trading up for a QB this past draft.

            The thing is, you see him as avg because if you gather all his stats and mush them together, they seem avg.

            But I use this analogy.

            Who would you rather marry ?

            a girl who gives you the greatest sex, cooks for you every day, pays for herself, owns her own things but every other week you come home and find her getting trained by truck drivers

            OR a normal wife who perhaps is not a chef in the kitchen or whore in the bedroom, and maybe spends and nit-picks a bit much, but hey, at least she’s there for the long haul and not getting trained by truckers.

            See. They MAY avg out, but I’d prefer something a bit more consistent.

  • SC Dave
    • leftcoastdave

      I’m looking at the other side. The Titans O line is ranked up there and da Bears front seven can show what they’ve got. Bullard may still be out and I hope that gives RRH some looks.

  • SC Dave
  • Corporal Clott

    “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Wednesday that Democrats have “won every fight” against “Republicans, leaving out that Democrats have lost every special election to Republicans this year.”

    See I have a different take. In order to accurately interpret Pelosi’s statement, may I suggest it’s the common folk she’s referring to as the Republicans and elected officials are the Democrats in her mind. I hope this clears up the matter gents.

    • beninnorcal

      That lady needs to go.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Once again, in the memory of Bill Hicks … red … blue … democrat .. .republican … suckers of Satan’s cock, each and every one.

      • Corporal Clott

        I would have up voted you but I don’t think “he” has one. Just sayin…

    • willbest

      Pelosi is that special combination of evil and stupid, though its clear she hasn’t gone full Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf. So one presumes that yes, what she meant is her side has one every battle of consequence.

      • AlbertInTucson

        She is now an albatross around the neck of any democrat running for Congress.

        • willbest

          Nah, she raises over 100 million a year for her side. That is why she will have the job as long as she wants it.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Yes, they are stuck with her but shine IS, nonetheless, an albatross.

    • madscout12

      Christ, she has to go. Only the Democrats could suck this bad with a Republican president with a sub 30% approval rating and exactly 0 major pieces of legislation passed in his first 230+ days.

      Then again, they were running in the liberal bastions of Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Montana, South Carolina, and Utah.

      • willbest

        Georgia is getting within striking distance. Lots of blacks fleeing Chicago, DC, NYC and heading back south again. Not exactly the sort of thing you would expect to see if you subscribed to the NYT/WaPo/MSNBC narrative. As in why would anybody head toward the racism?

        • It’s my understanding that ppl from the south are still rather segregated, so it’s not necessarily that racism doesn’t exist, but if you just hang with your own, you run across it less.

          My neighbor was from Mississippi and lived in Atlanta, and that’s what he relayed to me.

          My old coworker (from Virginia) pretty much said the same.

          She said that there were two proms at her HS.

          The “white” prom on the boats or something, and the “black” prom at the school gym or something.

          This wasn’t circa 68 either. This was like 5 yrs ago.

        • madscout12

          Took a lot of money to get that Georgia election as close as it was. Lotta money.

    • AlbertInTucson

      You can almost SEE the brains cells decaying on her.

      Democrats cringe every time she opens her mouth.

      She is mostly incoherent.

  • So Titans without Murray, Decker, Corey Davis, and Harry Douglass

    So 0-0 score in the first half.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/25/titans-not-sure-if-demarco-murray-will-play-sunday/

    • King of DBB

      you gonna be providin the self destructin shortcuts to the big fite nite?

      • Oh shoot. Is that tonight?
        Actually, I was supposed to watch it with some buds. Though they haven’t texted me.

        I’m not as skeeeled in the dark web of boxing.

        Maybe Irish can provide a Camobodian link

        • King of DBB

          Straight outta Da Blog, crazy motherfucker named Irish Sweetness
          From the gang called Cargos With Apple Macs
          When I’m called off, I got a sawed off
          Squeeze the mouse, and bodies are hauled off
          You too, boy, if ya fuck with me
          The police are gonna hafta come and get me
          Off yo ass, that’s how I’m goin out
          For the punk motherfuckers that’s showin out
          Cargos start to mumble, they wanna rumble
          Mix em and cook em in a pot like gumbo

          Going off on the motherfucker like that
          With a gat that’s pointed at your ass
          So give it up smooth
          Ain’t no telling when I’m down for a jack move
          Here’s a boxing piracy rap to keep y’all dancing
          With a crime record like Charles Manson
          gold plated AK-47 is the tool
          Don’t make Irish act a motherfucking fool

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMZi25Pq3T8

        • EnderWiggin

          Did you send out an email? Or are you still waiting for some folks?

          • I’m still waiting on some. Like I said, It’ll likely be next Sat.

            I msged NB to make sure it didn’t conflict with his Shabbos rolling.

            And Irish said something about no auction, which is nuts since he’s so hardcore FF

            GP, Shady, you guys in?

            (I’ll likely have to invite Shady via MB)

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          saturday

  • King of DBB

    Pacebot 2000> set cap_worry=off
    OK
    Pacebot 2000> sign ahmad_brooks @ 2M_4_2Y
    Processing…

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Pacebot 2000> mistake admission_Glennon QB=on
      OK

  • King of DBB

    San Fran dog owners all came to this one park in SF where an alt-right protest is planned. To let the dogs shit all over the park.

    San Fran newspaper headline: All Hail the Turd Reich

    • No wonder Will’s missing.
      Too busy wiping gay dog poo off his M39 Jackboots.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        he’s a nerd lawyer bro, ease down.

        • haha, I know. I just like trolling him a bit.

          Was gonna go with penny loafers, but it’s not every day I can get in an M39 Jackboots reference.

          • SC Dave

            Hahaha

            Not every day indeed

          • I was un-PC to the left as well, assuming that the dogs were also gay.

            It’s the subtle details, really. Mmm quite.

      • willbest

        occasionally, I have to work for a living. This is the first I heard about it.

    • SC Dave

      Arrest them for creating a public health hazard.

      Free speech is fine so long as the message meets one’s approval, eh?

      • madscout12

        Who’s blocking free speech? #moneyanddogshitarespeech

        • SC Dave

          If you think dogshit is speech, i can disqualify you from any intelligent discourse on the matter.

          • madscout12

            Dog shit isn’t, but civil disobedience is. The people involved would gladly take the fines, which could be levied on them when they clean it up. Better than driving a car into a crowd of people.

            https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/24/san-francisco-dog-poo-protest-patriot-prayer-rally

          • willbest

            civil disobedience is not free speech. Thoreau penned his rant from jail justifying his behavior. But it doesn’t negate his criminal acts.

            civil disobedience’s other name is non-violent resistance. But resistance is directed at the state. These people aren’t resisting the State. They are doing it to suppress other people’s rights that the state is supposed to guarantee. Their goal is to force the state to deny other people rights.

            Scary if you ask me.

          • madscout12

            Thanks for the distinction.

            I’ll share your fear when these guys are driving cars into crowds of protesters, rather than handing out flowers and letting their dogs go on a public park…and peacefully cleaning it up 2 days later.

          • willbest

            Just as long as I don’t play softball I am good right?

          • madscout12

            Or ride a bus. Or collect cans for recycling. Or be Indian. Or go to a Planned Parenthood clinic. Or go to a historically black church. Or go to a Jewish Community Center.

          • SC Dave

            Like Occupy cleaned up?

          • That Guy

            Individuals suppressing others’ right to free speech?

            Nope.

            Not even against the law, counselor.

            First Amendment protects speech from government actions. If I stuff a sock in your mouth, that doesn’t violate your right to free speech. That could qualify as assault.

            So people letting their dogs shit isn’t violating anyone’s right to free speech. It’s a civil ordnance violation, not censorship.

            The state guarantees a person’s right to free speech only in the face of state regulation–it is not the state’s responsibility or duty to give a person a platform and protect it against other individuals.

            They aren’t “forcing the state to deny other people rights” in the slightest.

            And seriously, if these snowflakes are so threatened that some piles of dog shit are going to stop them from exercising their rights, then fuck ’em. John Lewis got his scalp split open exercising his First Amendment rights. A little dog shit shouldn’t stop anyone from assembling or speaking.

          • Who knew?

            All we had to do in Normandy was dump dog shit all over the beach.

          • SC Dave

            Except the spoiled little snowflakes WONT clean it up, nor will they be fined.

          • madscout12

            For all you talk about snowflakes, the only snowflakes seem to be the Nazis. Outnumbered in Charlottesville? Drive a car into a crowd. Outnumbered in Boston? Run away and break some shit. Dog poop in the park? Cancel the rally.

            Sorry there are no safe spaces for Nazis.

          • SC Dave

            lol… go look at the campuses… your view is hopelessly naive.

            But more importantly, when it’s over, SEE IF THEY FUCKING CLEAN IT UP.

            As your heroes in Occupy did.

        • willbest

          So dogshit is free speech? hypothetically, if I were to take a dump on on your front door is that also protected speech?

          • madscout12

            The hash tag was a tongue and cheek. Obviously, dog shit isn’t speech. The people who did this called it civil disobedience. The Nazis are free to come and protest all they want. And the police can fine these guys on Sunday when they clean up the mess.

          • willbest

            apologies. I am a couple scotches in on my evening.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            you could try the private necessity defense. In other words, “Hey, I didn’t want to do what I did, but I really had no other choice! In essence, I was forced to do what I did.”

  • AlbertInTucson

    KCs Spencer Ware carted off with a knee injury in Chiefs-Seahawks game.

    • SC Dave

      #PlayTheKid

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        c’mon Dave, you are better than that. Football players have to play football. This is a game where you can simply die on the field. Played by guys that are virtually superhuman. People are going to get fucked up.

        • SC Dave

          You’re right Yonny.

          Just trolling Jefe.

          FFS he’s been at it for weeks now.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            with that being said I would hate to see guys go down before the season but there is no good way to do it, especially if it’s non contact.

            In the NFL anything can happen and usually does.

            #Bradygoesdown/CuttywinsAFCchampionship

  • AlbertInTucson

    Julian Edelman carted off with knee injury in Patriots-Lions game.

    • SC Dave

      #PlayTheKid2

      • AlbertInTucson

        You can stop that, now, SC.

        It makes it look like I am advocating against Trubisky playing, which I am NOT, other than the Bears need to stop risking his health behind, as the Professor put it, “Future Insurance Salesmen.”

        • SC Dave

          See my response to Yonny under #PlayTheKid.

    • Wow. Good thing I haven’t done the FF draft date yet.
      Between this, Luck, Zeke, Tannehill, Bell, Bortles, etc lots of crazy offseason shit.

      Good thing Pats traded for Cooks.

      Still, that O will take a hit now.

      It’s been a dirty secret that it runs through Edleman. Guy is practically unstoppable.

      That’s a huge blow.

      Look at what happened to Vadgers with his BF Jordy.

      • AlbertInTucson

        We do our draft on Labor Day. Eliminates nasty surprises, at least until week one.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      trade one of our 5 slot guys to the Pats for Kony Ealy and other considerations?

      • AlbertInTucson

        I doubt The Pats like any of our guys more than Danny Amendola, who they still have.

      • They like small white guys.

        Braverman for Ealy?

        • willbest

          You know Braverman would post 1100 yards on the Pats

          • SC Dave

            And 16 TD

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            He is the GREATEST EVER Future HOFer. We just don’t use him properly

          • Scharfinator

            IN ONE GAME

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      I just saw the replay. I predict he will be back at some point this year. He definitely strained something but it didn’t look catastrophic.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Doesn’t look like it. They are now reporting it is likely a torn ACL.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          That would be surprising but maybe it just popped.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    #Play the fucking kid because he’s a better football player.

    I don’t want to live in a world or root for a team that plays a fucking cuckold backup QB over a young mega high draft pick because they’re scared. Fuck that.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Both of those injuries looked to be of the insidious, “Non-Contact” variety.

    • Those are usually the worst.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Not good news for Chiefs or Pats fans.

      • SC Dave

        T’was how I did my ACL/broken leg thing

    • SC Dave

      #PlayTh… oh wait…

      • AlbertInTucson

        Thank you.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Two BAD drops by Tyreek Hill in the first half.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Blair Walsh kicking for Seattle now. Didn’t even realize Hauschka had moved to Buffalo.

    • willbest

      I never understand how come some kickers seem to have more lives than a cat. It seems like there should be ridiculous competition. Every year there are literally a thousand freshly minted kickers. They tend to hang around for a year or two before becoming car salesmen. How is Walsh still around?

      • Coaches are conservative by nature.

        They’re not gonna stick their necks on the line for some D1 kicker, or even an SEC kicker over a vet who’s done in the NFL.

        When you hire a dude like Blair Walsh and he sucks, the coach can say, ‘well, he had a resume. don’t blame me’

        When it’s some 21 yr old kicker out of Navy, the sp team’s coach would have to stick his neck out for him.

        And Aguayo prolly set back college kickers 20 yrs.

        • SC Dave

          My upvote is for the.last line.

          The only high draft I remember worth it was (and ffs I could be SO wrong) Reggie Roby.

          Edit: looked it up and I was wrong. Roby was a 6th round pick. Like, um… oh never mind

          • Al Davis actually drafted a K Janakawski and P (forgot his name) rather high and both worked out.

            I think Janikowski is STILL starting, and likely the last Al Davis draft pick still in the NFL.

          • SC Dave

            Jankowski was the 17th (!) pick in the 2000 draft. Career 80.4% overall (40th all time, so not so good)

            Edit: Career list here.

            https://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/fg_perc_career.htm

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            40th all time is not good, but you need to consider the benefit of all his touchbacks on kickoff. The guy was consistently kicking it out of the back of the end zone even before the kickoffs were moved up.

      • AlbertInTucson

        The same Blair Walsh that shanked the Seahawks into the Super Bowl a couple of seasons ago.

    • madscout12

      They played the Vikes in one of their games. He was taunting the sidelines…pointing at the coach after he made a 45+ yarder.

      I’d take him over Barf.

  • SC Dave

    Not that I care, but Mayweather wins for sure.

    86% of bets on MacGregor
    91% of money on Mayweather

    Money talks.

    • willbest

      I have debated if I should try and watch this.

      • Irish Sweetness

        The biggest fight of all time?? A never-seen-before spectacle?

        You’re a hard-sell, Will.

        • SC Dave

          Biggest fight of all time?
          HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          It been seen before Rocky vs Thunderlips

        • willbest

          I know approximately nothing about either guy or either sport, so its just whether I want to pay $20 to watch the spectacle.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Not interested. Both of the guys are so off-putting.

      • SC Dave

        Oh fuck, nor I. Just saw the stat and commented.

        • AlbertInTucson

          WOULD pay to see BOTH of them get beaten to a pulp.

          • Connor usu talks crap, but I think he’s pulling a Duran-v-SugarRay in this match.

            Talking so much shit that maybe it gets Floyd angry enough to let down that guard and actually attack, which would right walk into his gameplan

          • madscout12

            How much money would you take to get your ass kicked? Connor has decided whatever he’s getting, it is enough. I’d talk it up too for a few hundred thousand more.

          • I don’t think Connor is going to get his ass kicked.

            Has Floyd kicked ANYONE’S ass, ever?

            He throws up that guard, dances, throws some combos which land but never hurt, then back to the guard letting the other guy walk into his punches.

            12 rds of that.

            That’s why everyone wants Connor to knock that pussy out.

          • EnderWiggin

            That is exactly how Mayweather kicks everyone’s ass. Just staying on his toes, backing off, and landing 3X more punches than his opponent. He’s not kicking ass like Holmes or Tyson, but dude racks up the points.

          • It’s like watching olympic boxing, but at least there a slight possibility of a knockout exists.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Against boxers ….

          • EnderWiggin

            Is that Irish Bias I smell?

      • Irish Sweetness

        What’s that got to do with betting?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Money doesn’t fight Dave. Buster Douglas was 42-1. Holyfield 25-1. Odds mean nothing. All the bluster about Conor being a joke is that he’ll get out-boxed. Only people who don’t understand Conor think he’s going in there to box. He’s not. He’s going in there to fight. There’s a difference.

      1. Floyd has cleanly KOd one man in his career.
      2. That was in 1999.
      3. Conor KOs people routinely and quickly.
      4. Conor is used to being hit with small gloves, Floyd’s punches won’t affect him.
      5. Three pounds of pressure on the chin is all it takes to trigger the knockout mechanism.
      6. Conor will be much bigger than Floyd on fight night, 20lbs heavier, with a reach advantage.
      7. Conor is in his prime, Floyd is 40 and retired, not having had a real test in three years.
      9. Conor will be 170 on fight night. Floyd will be 149.5. Basic physics, and the Irish
      factor. Win, lose, or draw … Floyd is getting bashed up, let me tell you.

      And Chris Eubank was a warrior in his day, and had this take on it:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pILfXyo_VI&t=10s

      Floyd has to knock Conor out. Early. Anything else is a victory for McGregor …. and if he wins … he instantly becomes the biggest star on the planet …and they all forget about Floyd and say he was done and shouldn’t have come back .. .and then Conor will pick another victim … and they’ll all pick against him on that too.

      And so it goes ….

      • SC Dave

        You’re as bad about this as Jeff is about Trubisky. Maybe worse.

        The “biggest star on the planet”? HO HO HO HA HA HA

  • AlbertInTucson

    Mahomes enters in Seattle.

    • willbest

      how has his preseason been?

      • AlbertInTucson

        Like Trubs.He has showed well, albeit vs. 2s & 3s.

        Mobile with a gun for an arm.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Stupid play KC after they block a punt. Ignorant.

    • madscout12

      Too bad the fastest and strongest are often not the smartest. I’m constantly amazed at how many men are paid relatively high salaries to not know the rules of the game they play.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Torn ACL suspected for Edelman pending MRI.- NFL Network.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      The nfl.com headline picture is a head on shot on Edelman’s face as he tore his knee. Oh man, I amend my prediction.

    • Irish Sweetness

      To the waiver wire and Chris Hogan.
      The downside of having 30 FF teams….. waivers.

      • willbest

        30…. I only have one, and I wouldn’t be in that one except it is with my college buddies.

        • AlbertInTucson

          One , no waiver wire, FFL is all I can, or care to, handle.

  • I said it predraft, but Mahomes reminds a lot of Kap.

    I know the Chiefs are going to roll out Alex Smith, but the Chiefs might be looking at that Harbs 9er team as a precedent.

    Tough D, good specials, a stout run game with a running QB who can make plays.

    Also, Mahomes is no wallflower. He’s built to take some hits as a young buck.

    I don’t think he’s quite as fast as Kap, but he may have a tad more accuracy.

    Be interesting to see if they go that route if the Chiefs are struggling on O by midseason.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Chiefs dropped at least four on Smith.

      • What I would seriously think of doing is putting Mahomes in on short yds and redzone.

        Create a subpackage for him.

        That should keep DCs up at night.

        Cuz now you not only have to prepare for Smith, but for a totally different style of attack in Mahomes.

        It’ll never happen cuz coaches have no balls, but that’s what I would do.

  • Scharfinator

    Mahomes looks like a perennial backup.

    • beninnorcal

      Well, I guess we dodged that bullet..

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    Jesus how many hands to the face penalties are there going to be in the KC/SEA game

  • Catching some of the Pats/Lions.

    Lions SUCK.

    (It’s 21-0 halfway through the 1st Q)

    No way we’re worse.

    If Glennon can just not be Clausen, we can sweep those assholes.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Embarrassed in Detroit.

      Julian who?

      • AlbertInTucson

        Looks like men vs boys.

      • I think the Pats called down a drunk fan from the audience to catch the 3rd TD.

        • Irish Sweetness

          It was Brady’s mother.

    • King of DBB

      Edelman lost for the season in that game.

  • AlbertInTucson

    11 first downs for the Pats in the 1st Qtr.

    None for Detroit.

    Like a hot knife through butter.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Just watched the weigh-in. Wow.

    Floyd is 149.5 So he’s “in shape” but still underweight and full of water. He wasn’t cutting. Conor’s face was emaciated because he cut from 166 to 153. Al water. He’ll rehydrate and be 170 on fight night. That’s a massive disadvantage to Floyd in terms of punishment. He won’t be able to hurt Conor, but Conor will be able to hurt him. He beat Diaz when Diaz outweighed him by 25lbs.

    2:45 Floyd has lost. He’s never seen this before. The Irish insanity has been instigated.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HjzcYyx5uY

    • BearDown100393

      This fight is crap.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Irish, i’m sorry man but Mayweather is going to outbox the fuck out of McGregor. I can’t see a knockout but i can see a whole hell of a lot of 10-8 and 10-7 rounds.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Ahmad Brooks. ILB. He can’t be any worse. Give him Langford’s spot if needs be.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000834492/article/san-francisco-49ers-release-veteran-lb-ahmad-brooks

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Ahmad Brooks is an outside linebacker.

      • We can put him on speed dial when McPhee goes down.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          So basically call him now. Pernell is done. Fangio knows what to do. Sign Brooks, put McPhee on the PUP to come back in week 6 as we make our playoff push!!!

  • willbest

    “28 hours. 28 hours until Mike Glennon is no longer the Bears quarterback. 28 hours until the future begins.” – Jeff

    I presume the emotional sentiment conveyed in this tweet is meant to outweigh the logical lunacy of it. But its difficult to discern as somebody that doesn’t have a whole lot invested in having Trubisky play regardless of whether he is ready or not.

    There are more everybody elses than there are Dak and Russell.

    • CanadaBear

      I tried to listen to the podcast with AJ but it was just too over the top.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      My question is why wait to find out? It is pretty clear Glennon is not ready and sucks, might as well see what the kid can do.

      • Corporal Clott

        I think Fox is going to opt for the Vietnam boot leutenant model. If Glennon plays “Pace might get fired” bad, he’ll get taken out by a teamate via a missed assignment.

        No worries mate.

        • leftcoastdave

          Ouch.

      • willbest

        It would be demoralizing for Trubisky to start and suck and have to move to a demoralized Glennon. You might as well kiss 2018 goodbye as well as this year. Start Glennon, if you are 0-4 with 6TDs and 7TOs, put the kid in. If Glennon is competent, move to Trub when he is ready

        • willbest

          The other issue is what if you pull trubs and Glennon is better. Then you are stuck keeping Glennon in 2018.

    • Corporal Clott

      Jeff’s a low level Warlock, kinda like this guy. Hee hee

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_d8qwUg7XOM

    • “There are more everybody elses than there are Dak and Russell.”

      EXACTLY.

      But Jeff seems to believe we have the exception, that Trub can excel no matter what.

      Which is ironic given that he would always excuse Cargo blaming the circumstances around him, blaming the Bears for not putting him in the right situation.

  • leftcoastdave

    This game will make for a great test on both sides of the ball. TT has a top notch OL and a powerful runner, da Bears have a great front three package and very good LB crew. So far, they have stuffed the run beautifully in the first two PS games.

    The TT D uses quite a few blitz schemes. If they come out blitzing tomorrow, it will surely test the middle three and HG in particular as well as the QB needing to know his hot read.

    Will we see less pure drop back and more movement of the pocket?

    Got this one being TIVO’s so I can control my own replays.

  • BearDown100393

    Giraffe must’ve voted for #45. Only plausible reason for the Twitter hate. Because of course, pre-season performances are meaningless.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      I would like to offer one hair-brained off the wall reason for the Twitter hate of Glennon.

      He sucks.

      Anyone watching him can easily see that he is inaccurate and stares down receivers. Even in the meaningless games of pre-season his level of sucking easily shines through.

      • willbest

        You don’t need to suck for twitter to hate you.

        • leftcoastdave

          Plenty of Twits hating to make their own miserable existence somehow better.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          true, you don’t need to suck to be hated, but it makes it easier to hate.

      • BearDown100393

        He is here because of Pace.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          yep that mistake is on Pace. Every pick/FA won’t be a home run.

          • leftcoastdave

            He needed a false card to get Trub. He needed to overpay him and build him up. Who was not shocked when he went up to draft Trub? That was the only way he could get him.

      • He may indeed suck (and we only have like 3 QTRs of tape on him in Bears uni).

        But does that outweigh the more important question:

        1. Does starting Trub right away retard his progress?

        Or, put another way.

        1A. Is Trub progressing faster on the bench, and isn’t that worth sacrificing a couple Glennon games (which many Bear fans feel we’re losing no matter what)?

        Jeff seems to be working under the premise that you throw Trub into the fire and that he take the heat. That it won’t negatively imprint bad mechanics and habits.

        Not everyone agrees with this premise, and evidence exists on both sides to make valid arguments for or against.

        (There’s been a lot of 1st rd busts who started right away. There’s been a lot of HOFers who started right away).

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          Here is the argument against progressing faster on the bench. once the season starts the number of snaps for the 2nd string QB become very limited mainly because of time restrictions put forth in the CBA. The 1st string QB will be given a bulk of the snaps so to implement that weeks game plan. If Trubs is not getting the snaps then his progression is mainly limited to what he can learn in meetings.

          • madscout12

            This. The question is this team the ’16 Rams or the ’12 Seahawks as far as managing our QB situation?

      • Bobby Douglass

        “Even in the meaningless games of pre-season his level of sucking easily shines through.” Bears repeating.

  • madscout12

    When I heard, “Mike gets the first half, and Mitch the second…starting at least the first series with the 1s”, I thought, “not good enough”. I wanted them trading drives or Mitch gets the 2nd quarter, Glennon the 3rd, etc. If Glennon sucks, I hope that time to put the kid in is flexible. Because I’m tired of wimpy conservative coaching that doesn’t allow for true competition at all positions. If Glennon throws an INT in the 1st quarter and doesn’t immediately follow it with solid TD drives, he should be out in the 2nd and never see the field again if the kid plays well.

  • willbest

    I am encouraged that Trevathan seems to be in a position to play Sunday. I am not surprised Jeff wants him to sit for 2 more weeks to keep him healthy.

    It would be interesting to try and piece together all the caveats and exceptions to come up with something coherent in determining when to play people in the preseason, when to sit them, and which games are meaningful and meaningless.

    Trevathan – sit the fucker. game is meaningless, don’t risk the injury

    Trubisky – Why isn’t he starting? He has to take the hits sometime. Starting Glennon is a waste of a learning opportunity.

    • Might think about sitting McPhee too.

      A. He’s inj prone
      B. He’s proven
      C. No one doubts he’s not gonna be ready willing and able come week #1

      The thing is, McPhee is the heart of that D.

      No way he sits if healthy, but I would try.

      I wouldn’t start Miller though. I guess Howard needs some reps to knock the rust off, but I wouldn’t play him more than 2 series.

      It’s a minor miracle Tre is even walking around, much less playing.

      I’m no doctor, so I don’t know if he puts himself more in danger, but if there’s even the slightest concern, he should def sit. We gotta see if Kwiat progressed anyways.

      OTH, maybe Tre needs this on a psychological level. Anyone coming back from inj needs to know they can still compete at the same level. That they’re knee won’t fall off in real action.

      So maybe giving him some limited game action builds that confidence again.

      • Johnnywad

        Been a long time since McPhee was the heart of the D. And even then it was very brief. I think this D is going to flow through Hicks and Goldman. As they go, so goes the rest.

        Freeman is legit too.

        All more impactful than McPhee.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          Hicks and Freeman are heart of the D. McPhee is the heart and leader of the film room.

  • leftcoastdave

    The whole thing has been played very well to date. “Mike, you’re our guy. We have confidence in you. Now go out and produce.” Ok, Mike does not produce as hoped in game one. He was put behind the sticks from the start with two zone runs to see how Sitton and Compton handle their positions. Then Leno breaks down and Mike starts his Bear career with a pick six.

    Trub gets his feet wet against the B team dbs and looks great.

    Second game the focus remained on the O line and the running game. Mike still did not look good. Trub less impressive, but the situation is beginning to change.

    Trub now gets more and more time with the ones in practice. Now its the Big game three of PS. “Mike, show us what you’ve got.” Mitch is ready to get his shot. Mike knows that the pressure is on. The coaches have already had time to work out the O line issues (Compton starting game 1 at LG a bust) and got to work out the zone blocking scheme in both games testing Sitton on at RG. Now it is time to open up the playbook a bit and see if Mike can do more without being hamstrung by the play calling needed to tweak the line.

    Maybe he can’t cut the mustard. Then the kid gets his shot.

    Well played.

    Let the best man win.

    • madscout12

      Here’s the thing…the stuff that we’ve seen from Glennon is the stuff that won’t get better. Yeah, he may know his offense better, and he might be more comfortable at reading coverage. But the weak noodle arm? The poor placement? The lack of mobility? Not going to get better.

      In contrast, as Mitch becomes more comfortable, he will be DEADLY. Just look at the ball placement vs. the scrubs. The way he made his reads. That doesn’t change for the ones. Maybe there are bad decisions, as there was in the Cardinals game. But accuracy won’t leave him completely.

      • leftcoastdave

        No question he has the better tools. The biggest question I have is whether they want Mitch sent out to the sharks yet.

      • What if Mitch comes out and throws 2 INTs because he’s completely confused by exotic blitzes and coverages?

        All he has played against so far are the scrubs in man. Stanford prolly gave him more of a challenge.

        I don’t think Trub will perform that badly, but there’s a HUGE difference between playing the starters with some game plan vs the JV team in basic D.

        I say we wait and see.

        Also, as Will has pointed out, there’s A LOT more examples of 1st rd busts thrown into starting than those who rose above.

        We may have to trust Birdcage, Fox and Pace as to when they believe Trub is truly ready.

        • madscout12

          In that scenario, I think you’re in a tough spot. Especially if Mitch AND Glennon suck. Do you start Sanchez? Try it with Glennon and then Sanchez?

          The way the deck is stacked right now, I think there’s a good chance that we won’t come away with any answers tomorrow, other than Glennon hanging himself. And he will in 2 quarters. But they’ll play him for 2 terrible quarters, he’ll suck, and then the Titans will pull their 1s before Mitch comes in. Which is why I said what I said…not good enough.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          You can still run the overall Glennon cut down no risk playbook…just do it with the kid so you can take some shots and get him the work.
          You don’t have to throw a man sized book at Trub all at the same time.

          • This is where we would have to trust Birdcage to course correct on the fly.

            He’s actually proven he could since he had to create different gameplans for when Cutler went down and Hoyer and Barkley had to step in.

            But man. Asking Trub to run a simplified O that first week while that Atlanta D is full go and ready to fly…talk about trial by fire.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            Trub won’t necessarily need the cuck playbook, just play more to his strenfs and keep the Atlanta D guessing.

          • Well, at least it’s at home and not at the Georgia Dome. Having to go with the silent count right off the bat would be a bit much.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Falcons no longer play in the Georgia Dome. they got that new stadium that looks like Megatrons ass hole.

          • Haha, yeah. That new stadium is massive, though I don’t know if it’ll give them as much of an advantage.

            Those smaller domes could go louder than rock concerts or airplanes taking off.

          • madscout12

            lol

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      The playbook gets hamstrung by more than just the line. Let’s not make excuses for the guys at every turn.
      Glennon is a statue, can’t bootleg, can’t roll out, can’t tuck it and run to keep anyone honest, stares down receivers, delivers the ball in slow motion, throws the ball with minimal velocity, etc.
      I’d rather have the kid make mistakes with aggression instead of like a cuck bitch. No offense to Mike, I’m sure he’s nice.

      • Yeah, Glennon has been brutal on pretty much all fronts.

        It’s basically the worst case scenario for Pace with Glennon so far.

        He’s stinking so much, they’re seriously debating sitting $18M on the bench.

        At least Oz got a chance to suck.

        #DownwardTrajectoryCareers

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          It will piss off the players in that locker room if Glennon can’t hack it and they watch the kid sit.
          White fanboys thinking of a Cubs-esque rebuild that is not applicable to football is much different than guys putting their careers on the lines on the field. WRs want to play with real QBs. Defenses want a chance to play with a lead. Confidence and hope is always higher when you think you have a chance. Give us a chance.

          Birdcage can call as many Glennon Right and Glennon Left pass plays that they want. You can just let Trub do it and occasionally move the pocket and take some risks.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          The difference between Oz and Glennon is that last year all the other options behind Oz SUCKED more! Also Oz is still getting paid a crap ton this year on the Browns and he could not win the starting QB job.

        • madscout12

          You know what, I don’t fault them for spending the money. It isn’t like we’re fucked long term on the cap because of it. They took who they thought was the best FA QB at the time and he didn’t work out. If Trubs is successful, who cares? That’s actually a smart strategy to get the QB position figured out.

  • madscout12
  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Long story short I was forced to look at the 2015 draft breakdown again. What in the fuck man.

    • “The Bears did extensive pre-draft work on White, including Chicago wide receivers coach Mike Groh running White’s pro day drills at West Virginia on March 14. White later made a pre-draft visit to Chicago in April. The offseason additions of White and free agent Eddie Royal, coupled with former Pro Bowler Alshon Jeffery, gives the Bears three serious weapons at wide receiver. The Bears could have decided to lean toward defense and select pass-rushers Vic Beasley or Bud Dupree, but White is the safe pick, despite the lack of productivity until late in college. Bears general manager Ryan Pace made the smart decision.” – the Dickster

      http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago-bears/post/_/id/4698249/total-breakdown-bears-draft-wr-kevin-white-in-first-round

    • willbest

      I will give every GM a pass for the draft 4 months after he takes the job. He is using other people’s scouting reports that he doesn’t know or trust. He may or may not have the logistics of a new coach, or how he is transition coaches, or what his vision for the team is. He won’t have a full grasp of the roster. There are like 4000 hours worth of work to pile into that 2400 hour window.

  • Malice Halice

    Edelmans out 4da year

    • Johnnywad

      Feel bad for him. But fine with the Patriots getting dinged.

      • willbest

        Gives him more time for banging hot chicks after last year’s super bowl victory.

        https://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2015/02/julian-edelman-tinder-girl-shares-post-super-bowl-sex-selfie-wit/

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        not worried about the Patriots. It is probably stressful situation but I have a feeling they will be able to deflate the stress by finding some no name guy about to get cut. I am sure they have already spied, I mean scouted, other teams to find a suitable replacement. I would not put it past Belichick to have a massive secret video gallery to consult to find the replacement.

        • willbest

          How does the saying go “If you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying”

  • EnderWiggin
    • willbest

      I sucked it up and bought streaming rights. I told 1 buddy to bring a pizza, another to bring a bottle of bourbon and we will watch. I am hoping to see Conor get so fed up he just kicks mayweather. I will consider it worth it, if I get that kind of theatrics.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        It would be great to see that, but it won’t happen. There is a clause in his contract that he would basically earn NOTHING if he does.

        • willbest

          damn.

        • AlbertInTucson

          That is what I heard, too.

      • EnderWiggin

        Cool. If you are having some buds over it will be worth the HD on a TV.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        Vegas will take action on McGregor kicking, kneeing, elbowing or headbutting out of frustration.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    So far this preseason I have seen the Lions play, and they look awful. However I have not seen anything from the Pack or Queens. Has anyone seen them play?

    • Saw a lil of Puke. Same ole same ole.
      We know what we’re getting there. The Vadger’s show.

      I heard that new RB for the Vikes Davlin Cook is pretty good though . Maybe he helps jump start that O.

      But I still think Bradford is a fraud. I just don’t see him as a winner for some reason.

      • SC Dave

        I agree, but it’s not like he has nothing. Just not a winner.

  • Jesse James on the Steelers just got lit.

    Deum. Legal too

  • Tell you what, Hotlanta’s pass rush is no joke.
    We better not fall behind early, cuz it’s going to be target practice no matter which QB is back there.

    We’re gonna have to stuff it down their throats with Howard and Cohen.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Cardinals crappy Oline seems to be handling the pass rush just fine tonight, although it is PS.

    • SC Dave

      And UNREIN

  • madscout12

    Just what BA wants to see. His QB making tackles in the preseason.

    As good as Atlanta has looked on D, they have not looked good on O.

    • I was a bit surprised by that.
      But they’ve already sat their starters and the 2nd Q isn’t even over yet, so they don’t seem too worried.

  • The Cowboys-Raider game has a lot of storylines.

    Zeke looking good. That Oline can kick some butt.
    Odd stat. Raiders were last in sacks last yr despite having the DPOY Mack.
    And they still got a lot of INTs. Odd

    Lynch still looks strong. Completely stood up a blitzer. Seems a bit slower though.

    Carr and Dak are the future. Both already look better than Luck.

    Let’s hope Trub is part of that future.

    Edit. Raider Oline is 2nd best. Gave up fewest sacks last season.

    Good oline giving their young QBs a chance.

  • madscout12

    In other news, the Bucs are struggling with the BROWNS. The Browns, everyone.

    • madscout12

      Also, Jockjizz sighting, everyone.

      • Never got why we got rid of the Quizz

        He always did well when he was in and provided some juice.

        • madscout12

          He’s running like a wrecking ball.

        • Johnnywad

          Clever. Very clever.

  • Oh shit, Old Sauce took Paea with him.

    Jaylon Smith in at MLB.

    Interesting to see if he’s fully recovered.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      Jaylon is at about 85% which when translated for Kwiatkoski would be 1085%.

      • Mocha to milk conversion rate.

      • SC Dave

        You’re so full of shit.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          Haha, why do you like e Nick so much? Hasn’t shown any ability to be the inside backer for the nfl’s Chicago bears. A flagship franchise of the league.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Being a flagship franchise has not prevented us from putting crap on the field in years past

          • It’s premium crap though.

            Only the finest.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Smith played a few snaps last week, too.

  • EnderWiggin
    • Who you think is winning, Ender?

      • EnderWiggin

        Mayweather, without a doubt. Dude has practiced boxing everyday for dang near his whole life.

      • EnderWiggin

        This is all very reminiscent of the flick “Great White Hype”. -That didn’t turn out good for Peter Berg…

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      There’s 3 or 4 more fights before the main event right?

      • EnderWiggin

        Awwwww, shitski! I thought the last three crappy fights I watched were the pre-game.

      • EnderWiggin

        Did Sugar Ray just say that Mayweather/McG will be a four round match?!

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          My buddy who is a boxer put pretty big money on a ref stoppage in rounds 4-6

          • Corporal Clott

            Conner is gonna make the bookies a lot of mulah.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            The odds shifted dramatically after all of the money was put on Floyd. Vegas gonna lose on this one I think.

          • EnderWiggin

            Yeah man, probably no matter what.

        • For Gayweather?

          Maybe he’s backing up his homie boxers over MMA invaders.

  • Wow. Pats drop Kony Ealy like McGregor hopefully drops Floyd.

    He me eve clear waivers.

    Any takers, or is he really that bad?

    He got 3 sacks in SB.

    Gotta be something going on.

    • madscout12

      Gotta be better than one of our backup OLB. Does he play teams?

      • Dlinemen don’t typically play specials I don’t think.

        The only thing I don’t know is if he’s a scheme specific 3 tech (Rivera uses same Lovie D base). Pats tend to value versatility, so dunno if he’d even fit our scheme (then again Young was a wide 9 DE)

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          got to agree, Pats gave up on him quickly so my guess is he was not willing or able fit the scheme. I doubt he would fit ours then.

  • Is Jason Witton a HOFer?

    Hmmm.

    He’s never really dominated, but 10 PBs should get his foot in the door.

    He’s sorta the Forte of TEs.

  • madscout12

    Guess what is green and yellow and looks like it sucks…that’s right. The Fudge defense…especially run D.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Ok boys, throw a few grand down on mayweather and get a quick bump in your overall rate of return on your portfolio this year. This is going to be silly.

    • EnderWiggin

      $1k on Mayweather = about $170 profit?

      • This is why I don’t bet with sports.

        Can someone pay me $170 to root for Mayweather?

        I guess. But it would ruin the experience.

        Rather make $170 another way.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        wow, it got that bad? fuck that.

        Save your money and put it on a Cleveland/JAX parlay of shitty play in week 1.

  • Does anyone have another link that doesn’t lag or isn’t in Estonian?

    • King of DBB

      and doesnt want to install malware to steal all your bitcoin

    • EnderWiggin

      Really? Dang. Its smooth as can be here =(

      • King of DBB

        it works for me, i have a sandboxed mozilla browser for when your browsing needs a condom

        • EnderWiggin

          lol, same.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            if i go in raw am i going to go lose my checking account?

          • King of DBB

            never raw dog the Estonians or Ukrainians

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            ugh, i wish i knew anything about computers.

      • Your link works, but then it laggs or stops.
        I have pretty good internet speed and such too.
        I tried the myfeed2alleu.

        That seems to work.

        Just brushing up on my french.

  • King of DBB

    whats with giant eagles tattooed around the neck and throat?

    is it some sort of ink version of a gorget?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brass_gorget_-_Met.jpg

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    I’m watching boxing matches leading up to the main event and i’m asking myself how in theeee fuck you could actually put real money on McGregor to win. This is not going to be pretty.

    • King of DBB

      you’re the one who lives in Beverly; home of the Chirish. With magically delicious redheads named Sarah who smoke Pall Mall and drink Schlitz and strip chrome. I’m surprised you aren’t at a block party with the kids in the bouncy house and a big screen blocking off the street with lawn chairs and the hibachi out tonight – that’s the McGregor crowd

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        I was invited to 4 different parties and 3 bars on the north side from my old crew. I hit the tiki drinks WAY too hard earlier in the day and have been nursing about 2 gallons of ice water since then. I told everyone my kids were sick. Man, we’ll find any reason to drink on a blocked off street and have a bouncy house.

        #failedtobounceback
        #feelinglikeMcPhee

        • King of DBB

          I’m trying to picture Rush Street right now. Ugh.

    • EnderWiggin

      There is no way it happens, but I find myself pulling for McG. Just to read about every bookie shitting a collective brick.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        haha, that would cause such a cluster fuck for boxing. Guys like Canelo or GGG would fucking kill McGregor and yet he’s fighting the one guy that can hurt him the least….and can get the least hurt by him.

        • McGregor wants to teach him how to read. With his fists.

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            what if McGregor is willing to eat a few punches in the very beginning just to get inside and pound. If he survives and gets a couple of ICBMs off who knows i guess.

          • I bet that’s the plan.
            He’s gonna try to Duran him.

            Get inside, take away his boxing and defense.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Cardinals looked much better, on both sides of the ball, tonight at Atlanta than they did last week against the Bears

    • madscout12

      They still couldn’t run the ball. But their D looked more stout against the run.

      But…Glennon. Not gonna be hard for the Falcons D to look good against him.

      • AlbertInTucson

        From Falcons’ radio crew: Atlanta lost their top 5 tacklers from last season and 2 of their top 3 interceptors.

  • King of DBB

    Nice to see Ray Lewis there at ringside. Behave thyself Ray Ray.

  • If you want to observe the absolute dregs of society, read a chat box on pirated events.

    Those chat boxes are like the Florida of the internet.

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      You just made Top 10 Post of the year. Never a truer word spoken.

      • King of DBB
        • EnderWiggin

          ouch.

        • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

          haha, Top 10 Meme of the Year.

          This phrase alone could catapult many of us into the upper echelon of blog comments and quips.

      • King of DBB

        Florida of the internet: new legendary blog term

    • EnderWiggin

      Hahaha. I spit some beer through my nose on that one. Gotta go full screen man.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    god i love trashy ring girls. what a great invention.

  • King of DBB

    “i hit him and it hurteded him and he was hurt and then he got hit and then i hit him with a body shot and then he fell down”

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    when you have a neck tattoo you simply have to make your boxing career work. I just don’t know if you can then go into let’s say wedding planning or financial planning with “bitch killer” tatted on your neck.

    • You’re sorta all in with that tat.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        correct, a commitment was definitely made.

    • madscout12

      Investment Banking could work with “bitch killer”.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        i’m finna make your 4th quarter returns my fucking bitch yo.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    what the fuck is Jim Gray doing?

    • AlbertInTucson

      Collecting a paycheck…? He fronted for LeBron’s Miami dog & pony show, no?

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        was he asking him for a personal apology? he sounded like a disappointed parent.

    • King of DBB

      he’s no Cosell

  • Booooo

    That’s called a rabbit shot, no?

    Boxers are like Don Quixote after fights.

    Don’t know if they really believe what they’re saying even after video evidence directly contradicts their reality, or if they’re just bullshitting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_f6qFBQD9U

  • King of DBB

    my link is good now but i know it’s going to shit as soon as the main event kicks off

    • I have like 2-3 backups just in case.

      Hope you’re brushed up on your Estonian

      • King of DBB

        according to the chat window the majority of people watching are fags.

        • haha. this is a direct quote from an hr ago

          “look at the nose on that jew”

          (no jew has boxed since the pyramids were built)

          • King of DBB

            maybe they were talking about Jim Gray

          • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

            lol jesus

          • Irish Sweetness

            Max Baer was a world champ wasn’t he?

    • EnderWiggin

      50 people watching it now… 5k people watching it in a few minutes.

  • EnderWiggin

    They keep saying main event… But I wouldn’t be surprised if another scrub fight is about to happen…

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    haha, why is McGregor’s sparring partner doing color commentary?

    He’s the new Kato Kaelin. I love it.

    • This whole thing is crazy.

      I’m half expecting for the Ultimate Warrior to storm in from the tunnel around RD 6

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        There was nothing better than watching a 3rd party interfere with a title bout and it was like nothing happened. oh to be 7 again.

        • And naturally the ref was looking the other way distracted by some hick manager, or was somehow knocked out,waking up just in time to do the count.

          • EnderWiggin

            lol, hick manager.. who was the squirrely guy that managed Brett the Hitman and Jim the Anvil?

  • King of DBB

    Jaime Foxx is sitting ringside with Vadgers woman.

  • EnderWiggin

    If I paid for this PPV, I’d be pissed about the ads, Shit I’m pissed about the ads pirating this,,,

    • King of DBB

      lol

    • Am I going senile, but they never used to run commercials during Tyson PPV fights, right?

      • EnderWiggin

        crazy, yo.

  • King of DBB

    “This is the money fight so who will land the money shot?”

    um….

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

      A true patriot.

    • is that the singer?
      she seems like a classy fuck.

      Like she wouldn’t like you shooting one in her eye.

  • I’m sorry. The Irish anthem sounds kinda turrible.

    Nothing beats this anthem

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

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      you shut your dirty english mouth!!!!!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Best rendition of it I ever heard. And you didn’t understand a word of it Butch!

  • Card girls look 1 step below actresses, and 1 step above strippers

  • King of DBB

    McGregor shaved his head

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    a thief!!

    a ninja?

    That guy robbed my fucking neighbor last night!!!!

    • King of DBB

      is that costume for real?

      I thought Adam West was buried in that

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        I’m going to make my 3yr old be that for halloween.

  • swag.
    an irish in a town where you can drink 24hrs a day.
    Vegas must be cashing in.

  • Oh shit, SubCommandant Marcos gonna box!

  • EnderWiggin

    See?!?!? 4 fekkin rounds?!

    • King of DBB

      he just said 12 rounds

      • EnderWiggin

        Oh. (of 12)

  • no 3 KO rule? that’s odd.

    • King of DBB

      i must be on a stream that is slightly behind yours

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    hard hitting and wildly popular!

  • MB says “May gonna kill him”

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      prove it!

      • Can’t, he’s at cockring orgy

        Actually, he’s not even gonna watch it. He has the kids this weekend.

  • Why is the ref only talking to McGreg?

    Mayweather doing duck lips

    • King of DBB

      Rnd 1 to McGregor

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    they talking about McGregor being gassed by 4th rd.

    • EnderWiggin

      Gassed and try to take a 10-punch combo…

  • counter punching a counter puncher?

  • Mayweather through 5 punches in the 1st RD

    • King of DBB

      Rnd 2 to McGregor

    • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

      this is all going to come down to a controversial hammer fist to “end” the fight. then a rematch so they both bank again. smart.

  • That counter uppercut working for Notorious.

    Mayweather can’t throw 5 punches per RD and expect to win

    • EnderWiggin

      Boxing 101 – don’t wear yourself out.

  • King of DBB

    Rnd 3 even

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    stop saying the word hammer fist. it’s like a car salesman telling you you’re getting a great deal. They are all making it obvious that something controversial and most likely planned is going to happen.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    link is fucking up. damn.

  • McGreg not looking as spry as earlier

  • King of DBB

    Rnd 4 even

  • Between the southpaw, guard, mma jabs, and odd angles, this feels like an awkward fight, like two deaf ppl dancing.

    • King of DBB

      I give Rnd 5 to McGregor. Mayweather diving in isnt working

      • yeah, agree.

        McGregor dictating tempo, leaning on him, then jabbing.

        Though he seems like he’s gasing out

  • EnderWiggin

    3-2? 4-1?

  • King of DBB

    Rnd 6 to Mayweather. He’s come up high then drop in, did damage

    • Most aggressive I’ve seen Mayweather in yrs.

      He just can’t hurt Connor without a major combo though.

  • King of DBB

    7 to Mayweather.

    This may go the distance but I can’t see him losing another round.

    • Connor looks tired.

      His punches just arent sharp.
      They’re lazy.

      He needs to snap that jab and work the body, but he just hangs back with his gloves down

  • Anytime McGregor gets close, Mayweather turns his back lol

    • King of DBB

      he’s taken the hammer fist a few times and Conor is stepping around

  • King of DBB

    8 even

    • I would say it might come down to that rd, but Connor looks winded.

      He’s hoping to catch him with a power shot. Not happening.

      Meanwhile, Mayweather just snapping those gloves on his face

  • AlbertInTucson

    Wow. South Texas is a mess and Harvey isn’t done, yet.

  • Wow. The ref just saved Mayweather

  • King of DBB

    9 to Mayweather. He beat his ass down. McGregor going down in 10

    • He started off hurting him, then the ref jumped in.

      McGregor just too tired

      • King of DBB

        I knew it. He was shot.

  • King of DBB

    I though McGregor was going to Balboa this shit and go the distance, but he was shot. Mayweather at 40 is in twice his condition.

  • EnderWiggin

    Good call by the ref. Good show by McG, he did waaaaaaay better than I expected.

  • I still think Oscar beat Mayweather’s ass

  • King of DBB

    Mayweather’s right hand is a fucking laser beam. Landed 20/25 rights, straight to the head

    • Helps when the other guy has his gloves at his waist.

      That’s why he was going forward for once.

      If McGregor does like 2 yrs of just focusing on boxing and conditioning, maybe he’d have a shot.

      I don’t think he threw any combos or had any sorta strategy besides a counter uppercut

      • King of DBB

        agreed. he worked on the right as a counter punch and the left jab to keep the spacing, but he was just not going to find his jaw and turn his lights out

        • What McGregor should’ve done is go in like Chavez.

          Just keep coming and coming and coming and leaning that big body on him, going in close range, wearing him out, cutting off the ring.

          But McGregor is too much of a show boat.

          You knew he was gonna come in gloves down, chin out.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Amazing Conor could take that in the tenth. Just like Frazier to Ali “You never got me down!” … or was that Rocky ….

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

    Jim. Gray.

    • McGregor should choke him out for an extra $10 ppv after hours.

      I’d pay for that.

      • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In

        that man is haunting.

  • lol

    “I turned him into a mexican”

  • King of DBB

    judges had all rounds to Mayweather after 3.

    I think that is BS, but I am not a pro judge. It was closer until it turned in 9.

    • I thought it was 4-1.

      Then, he just gassed out

      • willbest

        Yep, that is what I saw. Connor won the first three.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Max Kellerman said he wouldn’t land a punch!

  • willbest

    Fight was more entertaining than I expected, and McGregor did better than expected.

  • And somewhere in Thailand an Iris man weeps

    • Irish Sweetness

      No losers in that fight. I thought we could expect a knockdown of Floyd, but Floyd didn’t drop Conor either. They should have let him go out on his shield, but it was possible for a while. Great stuff. Floyd did what he was expected to do, and Conor did more than he was expected to do.

      • The questions I asked prefight

        1. Could McGregor get past the guard

        Nope

        2. Will McGregor’s punch be hard enough to knock him out

        Nope

        3. Will McGregor have the stamina to go 12 RDs

        Nope

        On top of that, he never put any real combos together, and seemed to lack any strategy.

        Floyd, for as dumb as he sounds, did have a strategy.

        Eat the early rds, let McGregor get tired, then turn it on after the 25 min mark.

        Worked.

        • Irish Sweetness

          1. He won the first three rounds! Didn’t get past his guard? He caught him with 111 shots! Floyd’s opponents that go 12 rounds with him score an average of 105 shots on him – and they’re title contenders.

          I just read that he landed more punches than Manny Pacquiao. That’s a mic drop right there.

          What he did in going ten rounds with TBE …. in his first fight under professional boxing rules …. was nothing short of amazing.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            he won the first three rounds because he threw 87 more punches in those 3 round than Mayweather. And in that time I only remember maybe 1-2 punches landed that actually hurt Mayweather. It was pretty obvious that Floyd was allowing McGregor to blow his load and wear himself out.

  • Suns Out, Buns out, Ciggy In
  • EnderWiggin

    This bitch was comment 666…….

  • fishing florida

    ”DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    Glennon throws ball in front of Kevin White and it could be a touchdown. But the bar has isn’t even low for Glennon now. It’s on the ground.” can’t even tell if this guy is a bears fan by these comments. a real know-it-all jerk.

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