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Week 11: Lions at Bears Game Preview

| November 16th, 2017

He’s not quite a lion. But he is Bear the Cat. And on this album cover he represents how I feel about this Bears team right now.


Why Do I Like the Chicago Bears This Week?

I always like the Chicago Bears. And they can’t play as badly as last week, right?


An Original Limerick

I once bet a horse called Fox

Who slowly came out of the blocks

He’d pick up some speed

And get near the lead

But leave me with only my socks


Three Reasons The Bears Win

This section is now an exercise in futility since the Bears have shown little interest in studying their opponents and attacking their weaknesses.

  • Detroit Can’t Run the Ball. Only Miami, Arizona and Cincinnati get less on the ground weekly and those are three terrible offensive teams. The Bears defense looked bad a week ago but the primary reason is they were pushed around at the point of attack by Green Bay and delivered their worst performance against the run all season. Shouldn’t be an issue this week.
  • The Trubisky Development Train Keeps a’ Rollin. While the film of the 2017 season was taken over by director Lars von Trier Sunday, the future was not so bleak. Mitch Trubisky had his most prolific day throwing the football and Detroit’s secondary can be beaten through the air. (The Lions were the first secondary to make DeShone Kizer look like a professional quarterback.) Seeing Adam Shaheen and Dontrelle Inman develop a rapport with the young signal-caller, even with limited opportunities, should lead to some productive performances down the stretch and those performances should start Sunday at home.

  • Bounce Back? There’s not a third reason I can find for the Bears to win this game so I’ll go with a bounce back performance from a collection of players that struggled Sunday, including Kyle Fuller, Akiem Hicks, Leonard Floyd and Pernell McPhee.


Three Reasons They Don’t

  • Golden Tate & Marvin Jones. Only 6 teams allow a higher completion percentage than the Bears which means Matt Stafford is going to get the ball into the hands of his two highly-talented wide receivers. Couple that with the Bears on a streak of allowing big passer ratings to opposing quarterbacks (111.2, 110.8) and Stafford could be looking at a big afternoon.
  • John Fox & Dowell Loggains. Detroit’s stats can be a bit misleading but they are one of the better run defenses in the league. Look no further than their dominance of the Steelers front two weeks ago, holding Le’Veon Bell to 76 yards on 25 carries. Clay Matthews laughed about the Bears one-dimensional approach post-game last Sunday. The Lions should shut down Jordan Howard because the Bears coaches have not come to understand the running game isn’t good enough to beat loaded fronts.
  • In The Playoff Race & Not. Have always been a firm believer that after the 10th week the teams in playoff races tend to out-hustle, out-intense & out-prepare the teams that are not. If the Lions win Sunday, they’ll be 6-4 with every game left on their schedule winnable. Knowing the Soldier Field crowd is ready to turn negative as soon as the opening whistle blows, and why wouldn’t they be, expect a fast start from the Lions as they attempt an early knockout punch.

Tweet of the Week


Don’t Be Surprised If…

…the Bears get blown out. There’s no reason the roster on the visiting sideline should blow out the roster on the home sideline but the stage is set for one of those humiliating losses that ends a coach’s career. I’m not predicting the Bears lose big. But I won’t be surprised if it happens. If it does, Fox is fired Monday.


Game Prediction

I lost faith in the Bears coaches last Sunday. Fox. Loggains. Fangio. All of em. There were simply too many obvious ways to attack the Packers on both sides of the ball and the Bears did none of them. None. So I am picking the Bears to win Sunday to win by the slimmest margin possible because, let’s be honest, I think they’re going to lose.

Chicago Bears 24

Detroit Lions 23 1/2

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  • EnderWiggin

    Fired Monday if we get blown out? I never root for us to lose, but if I was guaranteed we’d get an intern after a blowout…. I’d be the First wish for 50-0.

    • Bear Instincts

      make space on that wagon

    • Big Mike

      Go away.. god no.. NO, NO, NO, NO. If a team puts 50 on the Bears it means we have absolutely no talent, nothing to build on and are right where we started when Lovie Smith was fired. No interim coach, or HOF coach could fix a team that gets waxed 50-0.

      • SC Dave

        1 billion % agree.

        • Bear Instincts

          This team is ok. Not good. Not great. But they will be better with a new coaching staff. Just look at the Rams.

          • BearDown100393

            This staff was supposed to be the change a la Rams

          • Bear Instincts

            They were here to put out the dumpster fire that was Trestamn/Emery and lay a new foundation. It was never their job to go beyond that and rebuild the franchise and its QB of the future

          • SC Dave

            Your statement is pure conjecture, and as such could be entirely accurate or totally wrong.

          • BearDown100393

            A new foundation was definitely constructed.

            And in the concrete lay the body parts of Kevin White, Zach Miller and Kyle Long.

  • SC Dave

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      • SC Dave

        That sucks. So “pathetic wankers” was pretty much spot on?

        • DaBearsBlog

          Yep.

  • SC Dave
    • Big Mike

      I’ve been saying the same for years. It is why I don’t run with the “fire the coordinator”, “fire the coach”, “get a new QB” crowd. Problem is that in fighting that mentality, you stay with something/someone who isn’t working out a bit too long.

      • Bear Instincts

        Is it not insanity to keep going with something that is clearly not working simply because you hope it will get better or fear of the unknown?

        • Big Mike

          In some cases doing the same thing over and over again is how you get better. To be clear, I believe it is time for Fox to go away. I didn’t think that until he shit the bed again after a bye, against GB with the season and most likely his career as a HC on the line.

          • Bear Instincts

            I cold not have summed it up better myself: Losing to a Rodger less GB after a bye week

          • BearDown100393

            He should already be fired

  • Adam Truelove

    There is NO WAY Fox gets fired in the middle of the season.

    • DaBearsBlog

      There is a way.

      • Big Mike

        What would you say the odds are? I’d love to see it, if only to make it interesting. My back up interests this year if the season went in the tank like it has was to watch Cutler lead Miami to the Playoffs. Well that crapped out too.

        • SC Dave

          My backup is pretty much always the “local” team, i.e. the Panthers. And they have a few players that I really like – Kuechly, Thomas Davis, Olsen, and recently Devin Funchess.

          On top of that, I know a fair number of reasonably rabid Carolina fans, so I’m happy for them. Especially since we beat them already.

        • Bear Instincts

          I don’t know what the odds are that they FireFox and I don’t care enough anymore to take a guess. They just seem out of touch with the fan base. They said they were upset with Trestman too after the 50 burger games against Philly & NE but he was allowed to finish the season. Past history is a predictor of future behavior

          Bears are the only team I root for in the NFL. No one else.

          • Big Mike

            People will say it’s about money. It’s not. Coaches rarely get fired mid-season. That’s a panic move made by F’d up franchises. Mcaskey’s have never been in touch with the fan base. They aren’t wrongly accused of being cheap, they are wrongly accused of not caring. They just don’t know inherently know anything about building a good football team. They hired Trestman. Any indication of being in touch with their fan base was shot to hell with that move. A kumbaya panty ass offense first HC for the Chicago Bears? C’mon. They realized they didn’t know what they were doing, so they went to Acorsi an old guard, widely respected friend of the NYG owners, with ties to Papa Bear. He did the right thing and got Fox. On paper looked like a winner. In hindsight, could have broken either way for Fox. A bunch of shit went wrong (injuries, Cutler.. ) and it didn’t.

            FWIW, listening to the fanbase when it comes to X/O’s etc is ridiculous. If a play works it’s a great play call, if it doesn’t fire the OC. Etc. What the McCaskeys don’t do that they should/cant is understand what it means to be a Bears Fan in 2017. They have no clue. If they didn’t own the team, do you ever get the sense that they woud even watch football?

          • SC Dave

            “If a play works it’s a great play call, if it doesn’t fire the OC. Etc.”

            I’ve been posting stuff like that for years on this blog. Some things never change.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Kind of like a RB runs for 100 yards on 20 carries means we have a good run game, even if one of those carries was for 50 yards.

      • Bear Instincts

        Ownership has never given us fans reason to think they would do such a thing. Its parts of the reason some fans think that ownership just does not care about winning. The day they fire a coach mid season is the day fans believe that ownership will fire a coach mid season. seeing is believing.

        • BearDown100393

          They claim to care

          • Bear Instincts

            Actions louder than words

          • BearDown100393

            Agreed. Tell it to George

      • AlbertInTucson

        If they weren’t going to can him after THIS week’s embarrassment, why expect they will bother at all in-season?

    • A7Xthebest

      Tend to agree, not the way the family does things.

  • Big Mike

    I tried not to give a shit about the Bears this week. Couldn’t do it. This team is so much closer to being good than it showed last week. Not making excuses. But beating the Lions would be very cool.

    • Bear Instincts

      No it would not. It would give people false hope that Fox&company know what they are doing. Hope is a dangerous thing.

      • Big Mike

        I think that ship has sailed. I believe it means the talent we have can overcome an inept HC.

        • Bear Instincts

          I used to believe that too. Perfect example was the Eddie Jackson game. However Fox shut the offense down as soon as he got ahead.

          His conservative coaching nature is what has killed this team. Some will argue that he opened up the passing game in the loss to the Packers. I say big deal. This is something that should have been done a long time ago. It takes time for chemistry to build. This roster is ok. Not good. Just ok.

          • Big Mike

            That’s the exact conversation I had. Fox gets so much as a sniff of a lead. He’s shutting the offense down. Even when he’s tied, he treats a Punt like a 40 yard completion.

        • SC Dave

          Hell Mike, these guys would not think it was cool if we ran the table all the way to the Lombardi.

          • Big Mike

            There should be a user filter. Guys that just want to bitch about not being the Patriots, go over here. Guys that love the Bears and simply want to see them make progress over here.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Maybe they can preface their posts, like when people post fantasy football stuff they put ‘FF’ at the beginning.

          • Big Mike

            too funny. What would the their tag be WB – whiny bitches, No that’s too harsh. We all get a bit whiny when we get our asses spanked by the Packers. EIB (everthing is bad?) There are a handful of guys, I don’t keep track who can’t ever see any good in the situation. For me, I’m always looking for the silver lining. Or the pony in the pile of shit. Some guys seem to want to rush to declare the season a bust so they can back to the main event which seems to be evaluating draft picks

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            LOL! I love the WB tag!

          • Big Mike

            I don’t know why they consider themselves Bears fans. They hate everything about the Bears, Don’t seem to want to see any positives. They will argue their point forever and a day. They bring stats galore to support their opinion which is fine, but often they use stats selectively. Personally, I get the sense that they don’t really have a strong emotional connection to the Bears.
            I’ve been a diehard Bears fan in the 60s,70s,80s, 00s and 10s ( I took the 90’s off as a “DIE HARD” lived out of areas, career, babies, shitty teams. Was still a Bears fan). I hate FF, I think it’s created a huge % of the fan base that doesn’t know shit about football.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            I don’t ever remember seeing you post on Gameday, if you don’t I would recommend stat you stay clear. Gameday threads are hard sometimes. Even knowledgeable regular posters seem to go a little insane on those threads.

            I am not sure that FF created a huge fan base that doesn’t know shit. I think it brought more focus to stats, which as you know only tells a small portion of the game.

          • Big Mike

            Two reasons I don’t post on gameday. 1) I’m watching the fucking game 2) sometimes I drink 🙂 when I watch the game.

            In my view there is a large share of fantasy football players who have no idea what an offensive line does, the role of the dline in creating interceptions, or the difference between giving up 50 yards at the end of a game, vs the opening drive. It’s only about stats. It’s like flag football on steroids.

          • You’d be surprised Mike.

            Being good at FF is like being good at anything else.

            It requires knowledge, instincts (honed by knowledge), persistence, balls, and some luck.

            If an FF player lacks knowledge, he’s likely just relying on luck, or the judgement of “group think”.

          • Big Mike

            I’m a grouch about FF. Hate it. Always will. Turns football into baseball with a bunch of seam heads. It’s a team game. I get why people like it. They are very knowledgeable about every player at a skill position in the NFL. They are like encyclopedias. They can tell you which receivers vs which defenses, they prepare for their drafts like maniacs. I get it. I don’t discount their enjoyment of it or that they are knowledgeable football fans. What I said was is that FF has created a segment of fans who don’t get what football is. They’d rather watch player stats come across their news feed in twitter, than live and die with the outcome of a real game.

            You’ve probably had it happen where the Bears are getting clobbered and some idiot is at the bar with you excited as fuck because a WR on his fantasy team scored a last minute bullshit TD in a game that was already decided.

            But I get why people like FF. I get that being competitive at it takes some effort.

          • SC Dave

            FF has been interesting.

            While “typical” fan does seem to know considerably less about how the game is actually *played*, s/he seems to have considerably more knowledge of individual player performance league-wide.

            Personally, I think the bad outweighs the good, but that’s just me.

          • Big Mike

            And for an old school guy like mean the beauty of football is TEAM. Individual stats belong to the team. For the teams I coach we have a sticker system. When we lose, there are no stickers. OL typically have the most stickers in my point system.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky

            If you hate the owners, GM, Coaching staff, and think “95% of these players would not make another team”, what exactly about the Bears are you a fan of?

            And the old song about ownership, is bullshit. They’re not cheap, they keep paying coaches to stay home. And they’re not running the day to day. So to keep pining away about them selling the team, it’s theirs for better or for worse, is just stupid.

          • CanadaBear

            George wants to be that guy but the jump from head of ticket sales to the big chair is too much. Sadly.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky

            My understanding is that all things football are Pace and below. And that’s how it should be.

          • CanadaBear

            I agree but I mean having an owner with some actual football acumen. To the point where you wouldn’t need the league to take pity on you and tell you who to hire for GM and HC.

          • Big Mike

            Their not bad owners. They don’t add much other than staying out of the way. People don’t like Philips because he is an extension of the McCaskey’s. But this is Pace’s show. He’s the exact type of hire we want for a HC. Young, innovative, hungry, has a plan, sticks to it. Is direct when he’s asked questions. I think Ryan Pace is awesome. I wish it showed up more on the field. I still think Trubisky is going to be the best QB out of last years draft. Sell the team? Nah.

          • It’s never a good sign when the GM is on the field.

            Perspective future HCs don’t like meddling GMs or Owners typically

          • AlbertInTucson

            Would anyone rather have Mike Brown as an owner and be forced to endure Marvin Lewis year, after year after year….?

          • Big Mike

            Marvin Lewis. … an interesting coach. Successful, but not. I looked him on Pro Football Reference. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/LewiMa0.htm .526 winning percentage. In 15 seasons his teams have won as many as 12 games, more than 10, 6 times. But he’s also had a couple 4 win seasons. What’s interesting is that both times he had a 4 win seasons they bounced back to win 9 or more games. The first time he had 4 losses they started 0-8. Palmer got injured, he probably saved his job with a 3 game winning streak at the end of the year. But his albatross is zero playoff wins. Marvin Lewis must be a fantastic coach to turn teams around 2-3 times. Going from 4 to 10 wins and then from 4 to 11 wins in a 2 year period. Looking at his and the Bengals records is really a curiosity. In a 15 year period they were mediocre, excellent and really bad.

            When the Bears were in a similar situation, they fired Lovie Smith after a 10-6 year. So I don’t think the Bears owners are in that boat.

          • CanadaBear

            I’m totally OK with someone venting up to a point, esp on game day. If it gets too much I bail. I actually agree with a lot of the complaints. At some point it goes from being pissed off to acting like a cornered badger. Oh well.

          • Big Mike

            I’m not a fan of over reaction, lynch mob mentality. Especially the drive-bys from the Score or ESPN comment section. I guess people are venting. When I first looked at the DBB, maybe 5-6 years ago? I found some comfort in reactions that were more measured, along with voices of reason. To be honest, I don’t remember who they were, but DBB stood out as a place for some deeper thoughts on strategy and personnel. I can tell you that it is harder to find that on DBB. It’s there, but its drown out by rants about play calling. Whatever the theme is, it’s often wrong. Don’t give the ball to Tarik so much, why isn’t Tarik getting the ball, pound the ball, control the clock, air it out, blitz more, cover better..

            Simple issue like play Tarik more, but don’t telegraph run or pass. Well Tarik can’t block a 300lb de or a 250lb LB or a 200lb safety. So you are limiting the offense.
            Anyhow, nice to hear from you

          • I remember Cohen picking up a blitz nicely.

            But we don’t really know if he can pass block on a consistent because

            A. We don’t pass
            B. He’s not out there

            Maybe he’s getting blown up in practice, but we don’t know that.

            But that doesn’t mean Fox can’t find a creative way to use him.

            Just look at how the Chiefs use Hill, or how the Foreskins use Thompson, or how every other team creatively finds ways for their 3rd down backs .

            And Howard can limit our O too since he has stone hands, but they still keep him out there cuz he’s good.

          • Big Mike

            Didn’t want to disent Tarik’s pass blocking just trying to make the point that there’s a lot of bitching no matter what
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          • There’s a lot of bitching because they’re horribly coached and have only won 3 games because of it.

            So, IMO, it’s VALID bitching.

            If this team were 6-3 instead of 3-6, then the bitching would be toned down.

            You said you came to DBB like 5-6 yrs ago (same as me) and the response was more “measured”

            That’s because this team wasn’t total crap.

            Enduring Trestman-Fox back to back has grinded fans to a nub.

            Patience and benefit of the doubt is gone.

            (some regs like Shady, Crown, MB…gone too)

          • BearDown100393

            Some people simply feel comfortable with perpetual failure.

            Because it validates them.

          • Big Mike

            Can’t disagree. But I see progress. Too slow. I see an emerging corp of talent. I’d like to try to focus more on that, then just assuming the worst and that we’re doomed. Losing to GB was a kick in the nuts. Sealed Fox’s fate in my book. We know they won’t fire him before the end of the year. You can make an argument that’s the smart thing to do, but it isn’t. Trestman made my blood boil. Fox doesn’t a few things work out left our right and we’ve got ground and pound Bears at 5-3 this year. (few things being a break on injuries and a few bounces of the ball). Here’s the good news in our shit sandwich. If the Bears were 5-3 they might be further from winning a Super Bowl than they are now. Fox isn’t taking a team there with his ultra conservative approach in this day and age.

          • Irish Sweetness

            And anyone with political diatribes can preface it with ‘BS’.

          • A7Xthebest

            Count me in as someone who wishes we were the Pats…

          • Big Mike

            Wishing we were that good is one thing. Bitching about not being the Patriots is tiresome.

      • AlbertInTucson

        “Remember, Red, ‘Hope’ is a good thing. Maybe the best of things.” – Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption.

        • I think every Bears fan feels more like Brooks than Andy.

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  • I think the passer ratings can be a bit misleading. Drew Brees, for instance, did not have a good day against Chicago. He had a high passer rating, but the Bears 100% kept that offense under control.

    If they can do the same to Detroit this week, they might have a shot.

    It starts with going heavily nickel, and 2-4-5 nickel, not the 3-3-5 they did last week. This has 2 advantages:

    1) It requires fewer DL on the field, so they stay fresher. Noticeably had worn down by 4th quarter last week.
    2) It keeps a 2nd ILB on the field so Christian Jones isn’t the one calling plays.

    • SC Dave

      Thanks JW, for spelling nickel properly.

      • AlbertInTucson

        A defense Jim Dooley introduced. Before it was the “Nickel”, it was ‘The Dooley Defense.”

    • Bear Instincts

      What’s the point JW? We have been eliminated from the playoffs. Fox will not play the younger talent to get them developed. I have checked out for the season. Turned in my pompoms after last Sundays game. I’m NOT hoping they lose every game from now till season end but I don’t care if they win either.

      • There’s a lot of point. This is a team that should be expected to make the playoffs in 2018, so the stretch of this year is vital for development of several key young players. Obviously Trubisky, but also Cohen, Inman, Floyd, Kwiatkoski/Jones, Amos, Jackson, Bullard, RRH, Whitehair…

        • SC Dave

          Another thing is to build a team that believes it can win. I’d love to see us get to 8 wins. Before Sunday, I was pretty sure of it.

          Now?

          Not so much.

          While I’ve said it before, my opinion is that the most important thing to develop this season is not our young QB (or any other player) but rather an identity of a team that knows how to WIN GAMES.

    • BerwynBomber

      Brees had a solid day. I think “only” a 95 PR, which is good, not great. And seemed accurate of his play that day. Much more, IMV, than Bisky’s similar PR against the Cheese.

      Remember, Mark Ingram coughed up two balls that day that kept us in the game. Brees was driving their team toward our red zone both times. In fact, one what might have occurred in the RZ. And either of those scores might have iced the game.

      • CanadaBear

        Broke his passing TD streak. They certainly moved the ball most of the day.

        • BerwynBomber

          Yeah, he didn’t have one against BUF either. But he’s still the fourth-highest rated passer in the league and they’re winning games.

          JW has never been a Brees fan. I don’t get it. But there it is.

          • CanadaBear

            Yeah, he’s not Erin/Brady but when NO has a decent D they win a bunch of games. NTM the insane production to offset the TO’s.

  • CanadaBear

    Reading why W@B and Nathan Lane aren’t using Cohen makes my head hurt. Just reading that hooey makes me want to fire them both this morning.

    • BearDown100393

      Please do

  • willbest

    I fully expect the Bears to lose this, which means they won’t.

    • CanadaBear

      If only it was that simple. We could actually bet on them once in a while.

      • BearDown100393

        The better money right now is against.

    • BearDown100393

      The remainder of the season is watching weekly car crashes

      • SC Dave

        And hopefully not reading an endless stream of your tiresome drivel.

        • Big Mike

          🙂

  • CanadaBear

    Since the season is basically over for the Beloved, I’m going to see if the O can score more than 17 points in a game this year. I’m thinking they won’t.

    • BearDown100393

      Depends how extended garbage time becomes

    • evantonio

      i’ll take that bet. not because i feel confident in winning, but it will give me a reason to watch.

      bottle of whiskey?

      • CanadaBear

        I learned about 40 years ago to never bet for or against the Beloved. Nothing but heartache at the end of the day.

        • evantonio

          Smart move. That whiskey would’ve been mine!

    • You mean the OFFENSE score more than 17?

      If Fox is HC , predictalator says…89.878 % no.

      If Fox is fired and Fangio lets Birdcage loose… 77.4528% yes.

  • Bear Instincts

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/lists/2017/11/16/593644dcb7b14de288cfec7e24d4669b/index.xml?page=1

    Can we start discussing the next HC and staff since the currently one leaves a lot to be desired
    Toube (HC)/Kubiac(OC)/Fangio(DC)

    • AlbertInTucson

      Have to wonder if Kubiak is even interested after his health issues.

      • willbest

        You have enough money, enjoy life.

    • willbest

      There is a reason Toube has never been tapped to HC. I would like to know what it is because he has been the best ST coach for the last 15 years.

      • evantonio

        the owners don’t want any one team to win 8 Super Bowls in a row, so he’s getting the Kap treatment.

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky

          You deserve more upvotes for this.

          • evantonio

            story of my life – genius going unseen.

  • Bear Instincts

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/11/16/jared-goff-and-case-keenum-have-come-a-long-way-from-last-year/
    Jared Goff and Case Keenum have come a long way from last year

    Goff leaned on the veteran (Keenum) last year as he tried to learn (while in a bad offensive situation)…sound like what MT10 is going through

  • AlbertInTucson

    Possible wide receiver help: Rae Carruth gets out of prison next year.

    • Bear Instincts

      Why not? Can’t be worse than what we have now

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Can we get Sam Hurd on a work release program?

  • Thompson Way

    All that matters is beating the packers, and Fox blew our best opportunity. He should be gone, now!!!

  • Papa Pawn

    The sexual assault thing is a runaway train.

    Now we have Al Franken squeezing some broad’s tits on a USO tour while she slept, and this just in… Rambo got down with a 16 year old girl. I wonder if her name was Adrianne.

    • It’s all part of the plan

      haha, I just noticed your avatar.

    • I remember this coworker, nice knockers, used to press them against me from time to time.

      Nothing blatant, like if she was reaching from behind to get a pen or something.

      I asked another girl “do girls realize when their boobs press against someone, or is it like a knee or something?”

      “Oh, we know”

      I love sexual harassment!

      • CanadaBear

        Oh yeah, none of that is by accident. Bless their hearts!

    • willbest

      With the revelation that pretty much everybody politician is a slimewad, I would be comfortable changing our form of representative government to be a lottery draw of everybody age 30-70 with at least an 1100 SAT score, that hasn’t been convicted of a felony, and is current on their taxes.

  • CanadaBear

    This looks like it would be worth watching. Saw that game and the run back was awesome. Lots of happy Bears fans at the folks house that Turkey Day!

    http://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/bears/nbc-sports-chicago-chronicle-unforgettable-thanksgiving-day-comeback-next-installment-bears

    • AlbertInTucson

      Was at my soon-to-be mother-in-law’s house with my then fiance, now wife.

      Saw them tie it and then win it on that O.T kick-off.

      I had no idea Dave Williams could run that fast.

      • CanadaBear

        It was kinda like Steve Schubert when he broke a long PR. All of a sudden it was adios.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Schubert. #82, I believe.

          • CanadaBear

            I was thinking #85 but I don’t trust my memory when it comes to stuff like this.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I stand corrected. It was, indeed, #85.

          • CanadaBear

            Blind squirrel.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Didn’t recall that he had THREE punt return TDs as a Bear.

          • CanadaBear

            One a year for 3 years in a row. After I posted the #85 I had to look up his number and saw that stat. I knew he had more than one but that was it.

  • Papa Pawn

    The NFL needs to stick to just trying to be good at running football games.

    https://deadspin.com/the-nfl-cant-stick-to-sports-and-its-all-the-nfls-fault-1820504568

    • CanadaBear

      I loved the “Gregg Easterbrook Memorial Haughty Dipshit Of The Week” award. His columns at espn years ago were always about 20,000 words too long.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Was that Tuesday Morning Quarterback?

        • CanadaBear

          Yeah, what a windbag.

  • Papa Pawn

    Just how did False Face amass so much power?

    He derailed Jim Finks, stymied Tagliabue and forced the TV Networks to take it in the ass so there was much more for ownership, and then brought FOX in as a power play to CBS and NBC, who caved.

    https://deadspin.com/how-jerry-jones-became-the-nfls-shadow-commissioner-1820330332

    • CanadaBear

      It’s hard to hate on someone that makes you incrementally wealthier at every turn. Even someone like Jerra.

  • Bear Instincts

    The Bears have never fired a coach mid season. Only once has a
    coach been replaced during the season. In 1942 George Halas at age 47
    entered the navy as a lieutenant commander to fight in World War II.
    Hunk Anderson took over and the team finished 11-0.

    Reasons to Firefox
    1. Do you really want him in the ear of the future of the franchise for the next 3-4yrs?
    2. He played MT10 in the last preseason game when players are desperate to look good to earn a roster spot
    3. Undisciplined/Unprepared/Unable to Motivate – In a
    game that could have put us back into the playoff picture we had 11 first-half
    penalties to a Rodger less Packers coming after a bye week
    4. challenging your team into a turnover. A rookie QB knew to hurry up the offense to get the next play off while Fox wanted to challenge the spot of the ball.
    5. Don’t lose to the Packers but if you do don’t get embarrassed

    • Reason to fire Fox.

      1. He’s John Fox.

      • BearDown100393

        But not Trestman.

        • True.
          Trestman had a better record.

          • BearDown100393

            Some foundation laid by this coaching staff.

            More like a swamp.

            But then again, we should all praise the rainbows of the Bears current situation and be good fans.

  • CanadaBear

    If you’ve ever wanted to own some of Neil Young’s stuff (cars, model trains, instruments, sound gear, etc) here’s your chance.

    http://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2017/neil-young/index.html

    • AlbertInTucson

      Saw the train layout in a train magazine I used to subscribe to.

      He got into the trains as a hobby to share with a son who has cerebral palsy.

      • CanadaBear

        It sounded like it was an amazing collection. I can see why he’s selling it now.

        • AlbertInTucson

          I have a bunch of O and 027 trains. The only come out of the closet at Christmas Time. Don’t have the space for a ful time layout.

          • CanadaBear

            The only collections I have are bicycles and music.

          • AlbertInTucson

            And Chicago Bear scoreless quarters.

        • BearDown100393

          He owns(ed) Lionel.

  • Bear Instincts
    • GMs and HCs are so missionary.

      It’s a lost season. Why bring in more retread Kickers?

      Why not give a chance to some young hot shot with a strong leg who maybe needs some coaching and confidence?

      Oh well.

      #constipation

  • willbest

    luz

  • AlbertInTucson

    Sunday: Amir “Butterfingers” Abdullah’s coming out party…?

    • BearDown100393

      On the cart.

  • Malice Halice

    Wasn’t able to chime in earlier but why would DL publicly state he has no common sense with Cohen?

  • Papa Pawn making it rain
    On whores from the Ukraine!

    • BearDown100393

      Well there is radioactive dust cloud overhead from Russia.

      It might be a start.

  • “I’m not predicting the Bears lose big. But I won’t be surprised…If it does, Fox is fired Monday.” – Jeff

    I never thought I would ever say this, but

    Go Lions!

    • BearDown100393

      Dave might stroke.

      Go Lions.

  • So “this comment is awaiting moderation” pops up on the newest filter?

    Trolls +1
    Jeff -1

  • ButtonShoes

    I’m just trying to figure out how Detroit scores 23 and 1/2 points. A 1/2 point. Half.

  • Malice Halice

    Marriota TD run is why I feel defensive players should be allowed to smoke QB’s at will. Given the fact I’m sure those guys got respect for Marcus so they most likely was expecting a slide since he was running into a pack of Steelers at da goal line, but NOPE he dropped his head n got in there. 20 years ago I’d put my Xmas gifts down that he wouldn’t be playing the rest of da game after that attempt. They should’ve reverse the call just cause. But yea, these new rules given QB a lot of BS to get away with. Like throwing da ball short just so da DB n WR can collide for a PI.

    • willbest

      They gave whats his name like the smallest fine possible for his hit on Flacco.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    wow 2 color rush jerseys that don’t look like dog crap

  • Malice Halice

    Murray is horrible

    • He looks done.

      I think that season with Dallas killed him.

      He carried it 1,000 times cuz Dallas knew they weren’t keeping him around.

      He looked ok last season, but he just looks slow and beat up.

  • Malice Halice

    Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Leonard Floyd. This TJ Watt kid tho should be top 3 for ROTY n should most definitely win Defensive ROTY. Yea Kareem Hunt looks great but honestly It ain’t that much of a challenge for RB transition to da pro’s. TJ Watt got sacks, INT’s and a block field goal. I’d bet he’s smarter (football IQ) than any defensive Bear besides Eddie Jackson n Floyd

    • Was hoping Adoree Jackson would fall to us at the top of the 2nd.

      Oh well

      • Malice Halice

        Thank MT10 4dat

        • Malice Halice

          I think..,

          • Nah.

            Adoree didn’t make it to the 2nd. He was drafted at 18.

            I remember at the start of the whole draft season “experts” were saying he’d go in the 2nd.

            I was like, that would be a STEAL.

            NFL obviously agreed.

            He’s just athletic, instinctive and a ball hawk. I watch quite a few SC games, so thought he would ball

            Ju-Ju i thought would be solid, but he’s been even better than advertised.

            Still early though.

  • SC Dave

    Mariotta playing the Steeler shill so far.

  • BerwynBomber

    Superb use of defensive timeouts by Tomlin there.

    Will see if it pays off but excellent time management. Often a rarity around the league.

    • Got them 3 points

      Fox definitely wouldn’t have taken those TOs.

      He would’ve been content taking a 13-7 lead into the half.

      That’s why he’s a loser.

      • BerwynBomber

        Not just that. There was no hesitation. As soon as the Steelers stuffed that 1st down run for -5, Tomlin didn’t waste a second on all three of them.

        Good stuff. And I’m not always a fan of Tomlin’s early point-chasing. But that was very well done.

      • willbest

        You could pay me $5 million a year to lose, I wouldn’t mind.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    The halftime crew is a bunch of pussies. It is only 40 degrees in Pittsburg and they looked like they were freezing.

  • BerwynBomber

    For all the crit heaped on TNF, seems like they have had some good games this year.

  • Moses christ.

    REALLY. They OVERturned that.

    That is BS.

    Fucking NFL.

    I’m close to hoping they crash and burn save everyone their Sundays.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      that was their attempt to make up for the missed fumbled forward call at the end of the 1st half.

      • It’s just gonna look like two fuck ups.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          if you have to get a magnifying glass out to see a play they should not overturn.

  • BerwynBomber

    This game is quickly getting out of hand. I like TEN but they look WC contender ready whereas PIT looks AFCC ready.

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

    I really hate the sky cam angle.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      oops I forgot to tag that last comment with “WB”

    • But it’s like Madden!
      Millennials will now drop their controllers, cell and porn to flock back to the NFL!

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        DAMN Millennials have ruined the NFL.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          also if it was like madden we would be able to see the outside WRs.

  • So much for that blitzing LeBeau D, eh Irish?

    They’re getting teabagged raw

    • BerwynBomber

      I’m guessing R-berger knows that LeBeau D well.

  • How we beat the Steelers and Panthers, but lose to the Vadger-less Pack and Bucs, boggles the mind.

    • CanadaBear

      Both teams played terrible and for some reason Pitt never stacked the box.

      • BerwynBomber

        Steelers can look like they can hang with the Pats. But unlike the Pats, they are not nearly as consistent.

        • I don’t think they’re as tough or as smart as the Pats.

          • BerwynBomber

            Yeah, I’m sure that plays into the inconsistency vs. consistency contrast.

            Plus, PIT’s locker room often seems undisciplined. Don’t know how much effect that has on the football field but it is notable.

    • BerwynBomber

      The Rodgers-less Cheese was completely inexcusable.

      Tampa was on the road and … Glennon.

      Plus, TB was probably still under the illusion that they were contenders.

  • BerwynBomber

    Mariota with the worst night of his young career. Still like him but his ceiling might only be top half of the league guy.

    • Never thought he’d be an INT machine in any game.

      Goes to show that Duck high comp % and low INT rate doesn’t exactly translate to the NFL.

      Hard not to complete and avoid INTs an sacks on bubble screens and slants.

      It’s quite another on drop backs.

      • BerwynBomber

        I don’t know. Despite the picks he had some nice throws from the pocket down the field.

        And PIT’s D has been playing out of it’s mind for four or five weeks now.

        • Some of the big throws the receiver was wide open.
          Though on at least one INT there was obviously a miscommunication . and two tipped passes i think

          The other one just sailed. All him.

          He’ll likely bounce back but he doesn’t look on Wentz or Daq level.

          Maybe not even Goff.

          He kinda looks like Tyrod Taylor

          • BerwynBomber

            Agreed. Wentz and Dak look like the goods to me, though I am interested to see how Dak performs w/out the best pure runner in the league — and last week was not a fabulous start.

            I’ve been sky-high on Wentz since the opening drive he had against us as a rook. Never backed off that opinion. Even when he struggled the second half of last year.

            Not sure yet about Goff. Obviously with McVay and top of the league weapons/supporting cast he can be very effective, but I wonder if this year will be the perfect storm/exception. Not that he will suck moving forward but regress to someone a little more average.

  • Tortured Bear fan

    “I’m not predicting the Bears lose big. But I won’t be surprised if it happens. If it does, Fox is fired Monday”… we all know that isn’t going to happen, it’s not the style of Teddy and Pace haven’t show enought balls to take a desision of that magnitude.

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