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Week 13: Niners at Bears Game Preview

| November 30th, 2017

Why Do I Like the Chicago Bears This Week?

I always like the Chicago Bears. And my effort will remain consistent when it comes to these game previews even if the players don’t match that on the field.


Poetry

these doth be the fox’s final prances

          on the lakefront’s tortured green field

the music has stopped, and so the dances

          as a fate seems cer’tainly sealed

you shall be remembered fair fox, fair fox

          for simply, sly smirks and feeble’ish frowns

but always remember, fair fox, fair fox

          one’s allowed to go’eth on occasional fourth downs


Three Reasons the Bears Win

  • If the Bears Can’t Run It This Week, They May Never Run It Again. After the embarrassment of Philadelphia. Back at home. Desperate for something positive to happen. Facing a team that allows 130 rushing yards a game. This sets up perfectly for a Bears rebound performance, with the offensive line and Jordan Howard dominating.
  • Mitch Trubisky’s Splits. Tru is pitching to an 85.9 quarterback rating at home and a 52.7 on the road. He is 3-1 TD-INT at home and the opposite on the road. Not uncommon for a rookie to play far better football in safer confines. Expect that to continue Sunday. And I really think Tru wants to win a game in front of these home fans.

  • Bears Interior Defense. Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman are significant mismatches for the interior of the Niners offensive line. That especially goes for the oft-maligned guard Laken Tomlinson, a major liability, and center Daniel Kilgore. Would be surprising if the Niners offense has any success running up the middle or keeping a clean pocket for their new starting QB. And Vic Fangio will certainly attack these guys with blitzes before he takes on Joe Staley outside.


Three Reasons They Don’t

  • Marco! Garoppolo! Is there any reason to believe the Bears are going to mount a serious enough pass rush to bottle up Jimmy G. and keep the Niners from moving the ball down the field? Is there any reason to believe John Fox will suddenly divert from his norm and NOT rely on Mitch Unrein and Sam Acho to disrupt the Niners attack? I don’t care how many wins the opponents have, when you don’t pressure the quarterback in the modern NFL, passes are going to be completed with ease.
  • Have You Been Watching the Bears? If so, what leads you to believe they are capable of a complete, four-quarter effort? What makes you think they won’t continue to commit drive-killing penalties? What evidence do you have this defensive coaching staff will be adequately prepared for a new, talented quarterback when they were so thoroughly beaten by Brett Hundley? The Niners are one of the worst teams in the league but the John Fox Bears are clearly capable of beating themselves.
  • Empty Building, Empty Tank. A player once told me “the only thing worse than playing in an empty building is playing in your home building when it’s full of the opponent’s fans”. Adam Jahns and I set the over/under on unused tickets for Sunday’s contest at 10.5 thousand. (I took the over.) There will be a lot of empty seats at Soldier Field and many of the occupied ones will be looking for every opportunity to jump down John Fox’s throat. It could feel like a road game.

Tweet of the Week, Volume I

A retiring legend on the Eli Manning benching…


Charity of the Week

Team sucks. So let’s do some good, people! Cook County Commissioner is a good friend of DBB and a partner with one of our main sponsors, AREENA. This year she is once again leading a drive for shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap…etc. for incarcerated women. It costs very little for you to contribute. For $5 at Walgreens or CVS, you can make someone’s life truly better.

In December, Commissioner Gainer will once again join me on the pod and we’ll raise some money for the cause.


Tweet of the Week, Volume II

While ESPN fills their networks with mostly jerks and nonsense, Ley stands above the mud.


Game-Related Links!


Game Prediction!

I’m not going to predict what I think this game will be. I think this game will be unwatchable. Instead I’m going to predict what this game could be in my romantic heart: a wild shootout between two young quarterbacks eager to show off their stuff.

Chicago Bears 39

San Francisco 49ers 31

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  • Irish Sweetness

    Lynch. Passed on Watson and MT when he needed a QB. A bunch of picks and he still had a shot at Watson. No cure for cancer there.

  • Scharfinator

    I always appreciate the charity plugs, Jeff. Just because the Bears are trash doesn’t mean we need to stink.

  • Scharfinator
    • willbest

      if you are grabbing a player off waivers, you dont advertise it

      • Scharfinator

        And the only way to do that is to say you don’t know what you are doing?

  • BearDown100393

    Declaring this one Part I of the False Hope Bowl. Bears will look competent and seemingly win in an impressive manner against a sloppy talent deficient organization. McCaskey will meekly declare this as a validating important victory.

    What do I really want to see? Mitch resembling a NFL quarterback who’s star is on the rise. Cohen learning to take a knee on kick returns. Howard continuing to be a wrecking ball. Hicks setting the defensive tone with a devastating hit. Long allowed to heal up. A 40 yard FG without yips or anxiety. No bad snaps. Competent challenges. Pressure on Jimmy G.

    I want a NFL team.

    Go get’em.

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky

      I’d settle for Cohen learning to pick his lane and go. If he wants to bring it out, fine, but for the love of God get up the field.

      • CanadaBear

        100%

  • willbest

    Case keenum is playing out of his mind, and Z still says he is a week to week starter. This seems nonsensical to me given his other options at the position

    • SC Dave

      Keenum is having a fantastic year.

      • Goes to show how mysterious QBs can be.
        NOBODY saw Keenum coming. Not even his own team

        • AlbertInTucson

          OR goes to show how important a good OC can be.

          Keenum is a refugee from the crapstorm that was the Rams’ offense under Fisher’s staff.

          • willbest

            Sure but before that he spent 3 years in Houston where he didn’t do anything. All of a sudden in his 6th year in the league he looks like a top 10 QB? Dude must be on that limitless drug.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Bill O’Brien hasn’t exactly set the world on fire with anybody not named Watson at QB.

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky

      Isn’t Keenum a FA this coming offseason? Wonder why Zimmer is being a horse’s ass. At best he’s pissing Keenum off. At worst, he’s insuring Keenum moves on next year. And who could blame him?

    • BerwynBomber

      Zimmer absolutely loves Teddy. Like a son. Like Jerra did Romo. Except Zimmer is smart enough not to guilt Teddy into playing with significant injuries as Jerra often did with Romo.

      But MIN could have Ryan or Cousins starting right now, and Zimmer would still be looking for an opportunity to give Teddy his job back.

      It is inane. And at best Teddy is only marginally better than Keenum, but I don’t think things will change while Zimmer is there.

      Most likely both Keenum and Bradford will be on the open market in the off-season.

  • Bear Instincts

    David Shaw for HC

    Played WR for the Cardinals from 91 – 94, QB coach for the Oakland Raiders (2001) , QB/WR coach for the Baltimore Ravens (2002-2005), Jim Harbaugh’s offensive coordinator at University of San Diego (2006) and Stanford (2007-2010)

    Stanford

    2011 11N2 L Fiesta Bowl, 2012 12N2 W Rose Bowl, 2013 11N3 L Rose Bowl, 2014 8N5 W Foster Farms Bowl, 2015 12N2 W Rose Bowl, 2016 9N3 W Sun Bowl

    Passing coordinator/offensive coordinator with Stanford during Andrew Luck’s time in Palo Alto who runs a pro-style offense

    Coaching Tree: Jim Harbaugh, Jon Gruden and Brian Billick

    • Cubsnlinux

      David Shaw is not leaving Stanford as per people close to him. He is not leaving his cozy situation to come coach the Bears and potentially get fired along with Pace in 2 years.

      • Bear Instincts

        Money talks and everyone wants to play where the big boys are

        • Cubsnlinux

          I don’t see McCaskey’s shelling out the kind of money that would convince Shaw knowing fully well that they may have to fire him and be on the hook for the contract given Pace’s situation. I keep hearing that ownership loves Pace but if we don’t win more than 8 games next season and Trubisky doesn’t pan out then I don’t see a bright future for Pace.

          We are already hearing rumblings on the talk radio about Pace. Chicago is a big media city and the pressure will be immense if the ship doesn’t change course next year.

          • Bear Instincts

            Have you looked at Shaw’s track record since he took over Stanford? If you want Harbaugh but don’t think we can get him then this Shaw is the next best thing.

            He played WR so he understands the passing game. He held pretty much every offensive coaching position.

            Would you rather him for Firefox/Bridgate?

          • BearDown100393

            Nicknames are upsetting to some monikers

          • Bear Instincts

            tell those monikers who are upset to read brail

          • Cubsnlinux

            Oh, I like Shaw but I don’t see him coming over.

          • CanadaBear

            And like the old saying goes, “If you start listening to the fans, soon enough you will be sitting with them”.

          • willbest

            Wish that were still true. For the last 15 or so years and for the next 5-10 years the NFL has pretty much been idiot proof.

        • BerwynBomber

          Not so true as in the recent past.

          Salaries for big time college coaches have skyrocketed in the last decade, and the turnover rate for NFL HCs has never been higher.

          Lots of college HCs are taking a pass on NFL gigs these days.

  • CanadaBear

    I like the media trying to stir up Robbie for a “revenge” game. Really? He kicked against them last year (not very well) and somehow both teams survived the revenge. Nothing against Robbie but I’m not sure a kicker can have a revenge game. They either make the kicks or they don’t. It’s not like all this pent up rage in Robbie is going to make the Bears players fear him when he steps on the field.

    • willbest

      You say that now, but what if he is the only man between cohen and the endzone on a kickoff? He might take joysticks head off!

      • CanadaBear

        Probably would miss him. Cohen is pretty elusive in the open field. NTM they probably weigh the same.

    • Bender McLugh

      didn’t Viniateri have really good games against the Patriots after he bolted for Indy?

      • CanadaBear

        Probably. Have no idea. I just mean, where’s the revenge? The kicker is just doing his job. It’s not like other positions where you can get jacked up and have the game of your life. If you get jacked up as a kicker bad things usually happen.

        • Bender McLugh

          the revenge part of it is mostly in the fans’ minds, but I could see a baller like Viniateri or Janikowski savor the chance to beat another team. maybe it’s just me

          • CanadaBear

            I get that and I’m sure it’s true up to a point. But it’s not like a kicker is going to take over a game like someone all jacked up playing out of their mind.

          • willbest

            You don’t know, he might just say to hell with the STC, and do this a couple times.

          • CanadaBear

            That was sweet. I think the only onside kick he completed successfully for the Bears was in his last year.

    • BerwynBomber

      I could seem him wanting to do especially well against us. Same would be true of Cutty, Forte or any other long-serving vet we let go.

      Natural for competitive people, I would think. But whether he has the chance or pulls it off is another matter.

  • BearDown100393

    Apparently Jeff believes in fake news Bears reporting

  • willbest

    Skins vs. Cowboys tonight. With 7 teams having 7 wins, I don’t think These 5-6 teams are playing for much. The loser is effectively eliminated and the winner is still pretty much screwed. My extra game this week will either be Panthers @ Saints or Eagles @ Seahawks. It might even be both, but I haven’t had the patience for 10.5 hours of football on a single day in a good many years.

    • BearDown100393

      Want the Cowboys destroyed and Jones to fire Garrett.

      • willbest

        Because you want Garrett to HC in Chicago? He couldn’t get it done with top 10 QB play and offensive weapons. Why would you want that here.

        • beninnorcal

          I’ll pass on that as well. No, thanks.

          • Viva

            hard pass.

    • BerwynBomber

      Still should be a decent game. Both teams have been reduced to average, but both have the capability of being good.

      Plus, rivalry game and Dak is starting to feel a little heat for coming up small since Zeke began serving his suspension.

    • I think this particular game was set in stone since they both came off turkey day game

  • willbest

    If you like Uber, you better get your uses in now, it doesn’t look like it will be around much longer

    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/judge-postpones-uber-trade-secret-trial-based-on-bombshell-memo/

  • Viva

    Listened to the Francesa link above. It’s FUCKING AWESOME.

    • SC Dave

      8:03 for at most 75 seconds worth of material.

      I guess you gotta fill airtime some way.

      • Scharfinator

        Most of these guys just ramble away without any substance. He’s no exception.

    • We need to contract him to do a hit piece on Fox.
      Those Score guys no longer give a fuck.
      They checked out like Weekend at Bernies

  • Viva

    Dave Toub for HC.

    • Dave Fauxb

      Don’t want it.

  • I predict a ‘pride” game and Howard running them over.. 60 yds from Inman. A TD from Sasheen.
    24-13

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      I predict a career game from Jimmy G.

  • TBC

    “the arrow is pointed up for these Bears”

    Never heard that before from Jeff over the last 7 years!

    • Scharfinator

      Aww we missed you

      • AlbertInTucson

        What do you mean “we”?

        • Scharfinator

          I mean, honestly, what did I mean by “missed”

  • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis
    • SB!

    • willbest

      They brought the white pole back too. This would seem to confirm that the Amos hamstring injury is worse than stated and they he is probably headed to IR.

    • Irish Sweetness

      (shrugs)

      He can ride the pine until one of our starting safeties goes down.

  • willbest

    Wow, how much of a perv do you have to be for your own son to immediately throw you under the bus.

    On Israel Horovitz

    His son, Adam Horovitz (ed.Beastie Boys), said in his own statement: “I believe the
    allegations against my father are true, and I stand behind the women
    that made them.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/theater/israel-horovitz-sexual-misconduct.html?_r=0

    • Didn’t Israel rape his son’s ex?

      Crazy shit.

      I believe it. Been saying it for a while, but the entertainment industry is full of narcissistic pervs as much as Wall St.

      I remember I took an acting class once, and the teacher used to tell all these ‘misogynist’ jokes and remarks.

      He would like to say, “Women. turn them upside down, all the same”

      In front of the girl students, mind you.

      Old middle-aged bald guy, of course.

      I thought he was kinda funny but always got this creepster vibe from him.

      I wouldn’t have trusted my girl in a place with him.

      • AlbertInTucson

        “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”-Sir John Dalberg-Acton,

      • BearDown100393

        And yet you starred in Risky Business anyway…

        • the way Trubisky is playing, straight to video.

          • BearDown100393

            Ah….. the Pakistan knock off version of the original…..

      • Irish Sweetness

        Would you trust any man with your own blood?

    • AlbertInTucson

      “..how much of a perv do you have to be…”

      Complete?

    • Irish Sweetness

      How far behind them? Like two inches?

  • AlbertInTucson

    DaBearsBlog
    @dabearsblog
    “I’m kinda fired up.” (Over Tiger Woods -3 round today).

    At least wait until he puts a few good rounds together.

    The problem for him, of late, has been that his body doesn’t like playing serious, competitive golf several days in a row.

    • Dis Guy Trublinsky

      Not as much as Denny’s waitresses anyway.

      • CanadaBear

        What’s the difference between Tiger and Santa? Santa stops after three ho’s.

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky

          Classic

          • CanadaBear

            Timely. I told that loudly at a Calgary Flames game when all of the Tiger stuff was current. I got laughs at least 5 rows away!!

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        i thought they were usually IHOP waitresses.

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky

          Well that would be a minor step up in class

        • CanadaBear

          I saw a Canadian documentary about Tiger’s issues. They interviewed the waitress from Denny’s that he would bang in his Escalade. She had a nice body but she looked exactly like a Denny’s waitress that was in her late 30’s, early 40’s. Nothing against the woman and if I was single she was plenty attractive enough for me (if they have a nice body, they are automatically good looking). But this is a married guy worth about a bazillion dollars and he’s too cheap to go for the hot babes and instead hits on waitresses at Denny’s. Odd.

          • willbest

            Proximity?

            Guy probably grew up on Denny’s. Comfort food and all that. He gets a little horny and she is around and willing.

          • CanadaBear

            Probably. I just don’t get it. If you are fuck freak, get divorced and knock yourself out. I understand it would have cost him a fortune either way. Everything I’ve read he’s legendarily cheap. Not a great look when you’re that rich.

    • willbest

      He is still playing or are you do a flashback tweet?

      • AlbertInTucson

        He returned to the tour this week.

    • BearDown100393

      I hope he tears up the field one more time before his back is completely destroyed.

      • AlbertInTucson

        That would surprise me.

        • BearDown100393

          Me as well.

  • John F

    Prediction: 49ers 34 – Bears 10

    Garoppolo lights up the secondary and Mitch continues his bad footwork and late reads into a stat line of: 14 for 34 for 125 yards with 0 TD’s and 2 INT’s.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “BARNEY! STOP! CITIZEN’S ARREST! CITIZEN’S ARREST!”

    Happy trails, Jim “Gomer Pyle” Nabors.

    • Sactowns#1

      What?! Trubisky got released? or ?

      • CanadaBear

        Maybe slightly too soon.

    • CanadaBear

      Never liked the character much but that was my favorite scene with him. Gotta admit I liked him better than George “Goober” Lindsey. Really disliked the GP USMC show.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Not much of a “…USMC” watcher but it was usually funny when Gomer and Barney tangled on There Andy Griffith Show.

        • CanadaBear

          Haven’t seen AG Show in at least 40 years. Watched it a lot at one time. I was always happy for him that he had a singing career. Being Gomer Pyle in your 70’s and 80’s wouldn’t have been much fun (see Bob Denver).

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  • CanadaBear
    • Great stuff. Love Bowen breaking down film.

      Needless to say, he confirms what most of us see.

      Footwork inconsistent. Sailing passes. No separation from WRs.

      The other stuff was right on too.

      Trub going lateral, for instance, instead of stepping up in the pocket.

      Rookie mistake. Go lateral, usu right into the rush. He’s gotta keep his poise, step up, and make a strike.

      And like Bowen illustrates, when you go lateral, even if you escape the rush, it cuts the field in half, and that’s when Trub gets in trouble throwing against his body.

      Birdcage’s critique was also informative – that Trub is too “bouncy” . This is likely a tick. Some QBs have them like patting the ball.

      Needs to re-wire that.

      And that’s the million dollar question.

      If Trub CAN rewire his fundementals.

      Seems easy, but how long were Bear fans waiting for Cutler to keep the ball high and tight instead of waist level, to step up in the pocket or for him to stop back peddling, waiting for his WR to get open instead of throwing him open?

      OTH, guys like Brady, Brees or even Wilson come in and seem to do it instinctively.

      Let’s hope Trub can regroup and rewire.

      • CanadaBear

        I read recently where a teammate (I think it was Hicks) said he was getting to his third read and how impressed he was with that part of his game. That was good news. I think the bouncing and going lateral can be corrected. Who knows? Some of the beatings Cutler took from those hideous OL’s, I never really blamed him too much for the back pedaling or throwing off the wrong foot. I never understood why he couldn’t learn to hold it high and tight. Good point by Bowen about some of those inaccurate passes are due to shitty receivers running shitty routes.

        • I find it interesting how diff franchises “develop” QBs differently (redundant, I know)

          For instance, The Eagles with Wentz, Rams with Goff, Colts with Luck, Bucs with Winston, they threw the book at them. They didn’t pamper them with half a playbook, but burdened them with a real NFL gameplan and fixed on the fly.

          Maybe because Wentz, Luck and Winston came from an NFL type O in college, and their coaches were more “old school” in their approach.

          Other QBs however were essentially given a heavy college R/O playbook.

          Cam, Watson, RG3, – Mariotta and Wilson to an extent…

          It seems like POX is going the former route.

          They sprinkle A SMIDGEN read, but mostly, they keep Trub in the pocket expecting him to go through his progressions like a traditional QB.

          Those type of rookie QBs often struggle their first yr for obvious reasons (Peyton still holds the rookie record for INTs).

          So I sorta expect more up and downs from him.

          He’s just gotta keep learning and cleaning up the small stuff.

          The 2nd yr leap will tell us a lot more than these last 5 games under Weekend at Bernies.

          • CanadaBear

            When I hear people bitching that he has to learn a new system next year if W@B is fired, too bad. He’s not a dummy and it’s not like he has to throw away an entire playbook’s worth of knowledge. So far, I’m guessing he’s still around 30-40% of the playbook. That or Nathan Lane’s playbook is in crayon!

          • They say that learning a new playbook for a QB is like learning a new language.

            But it might be more like learning a new related language.

            So if you were studying Spanish one yr, maybe the next yr it’s like Italian.

            Not easy, but not like learning Japanese or Swahili.

            It’s a shame Pace didn’t fire Fox last season like we wanted, but oh well.

            Trub will be 1.5 next yr as opposed to a true sophmore with a system under his belt.

            Also, Trub will be 24 next yr.

          • willbest

            I don’t know, Cutler never appeared to look like he had a problem going from one system to another. And it never seems like it was a big deal for somebody like Palmer or even McCown who has been around the league.

            And its important to separate the physical and the mental. Like Kuibiak trying to put Peyton’s 40 year old ass under center. Peyton just didn’t have the physicality necessary for that.

            I obviously don’t know anything about being a QB, but it looks more like what I go through when I look at a new area of the law. Which is to say I could learn 80% of what I needed to know in a month, 90% in 3 months, 95% in a year, and spend a lifetime on that last 5%

          • Irish Sweetness

            Nathan Lane’s playbook is in fuschia and lavender.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Is the premise that a QB like Goff is the finished article? Because he’s far from it.

          • BerwynBomber

            I don’t know if the book was thrown at Goff. First of all, it was Fisher who is undoubtedly from the conservative Fox school of HCing.

            Secondly, as Big Penis reported last night, McVay is handling a good deal of the pre-snap line of scrimmage stuff this year.

            I see Bisky at the Goff level in terms of independence. Gradually open the playbook for him but he will require a fair amount of hand-holding even in Y2.

            Wentz and Luck pretty much arrived as three or four year veterans, despite Luck ultimately falling off and being injured. They were seemingly handed the entire playbook from day 1.

            Winston? Who knows? But as of now, doesn’t seem to be a ton to emulate anyway.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Tom Brady pats the ball.

    • BerwynBomber

      Bowen’s excellent but he sometimes pulls his punches when it comes to Bears analysis. At least that was my impression when he used to guest on the Score frequently. You know, didn’t want to piss off the natives too much.

      Tended to trust him more when he was analyzing the 31 other teams.

  • CanadaBear

    Injury report from today. DT practiced.

    Chicago Bears Thursday injury report: DNP — OLB Isaiah Irving (knee), S
    Adrian Amos (hamstring), S Deon Bush (ankle), S DeAndre Houston-Carson
    (ankle). LIMITED — G Josh Sitton (concussion), CB Bryce Callahan
    (knee). FULL — ILB Danny Trevathan (calf), OL Tom Compton (ankle) and
    DE Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring).

    • Sactowns#1

      Danny T is coming back but will that be enough to overcome not having a safety on the field?

      • CanadaBear

        Eddie is healthy I’m pretty sure. Demps got activated but doesn’t think he will play Sunday. They re-signed Prosinski (I know, I know). Unless something happens between now and game time, I’m guessing Callahan will be back at nickel.

        • Dis Guy Trublinsky

          Got Lamarr Houston back too. Should be all set then.

        • We know what Prosinki is.

          We should find out what Hall, Bush or Houston-Carson can do at S.

    • BearDown100393

      That calf must be dead now.

  • BearDown100393

    I miss being excited about December football.

  • BuddhaJoe

    If they lose to the 9ers can they just fire everyone? Like from a cannon into the sun?

  • Malice Halice

    Should I start the raiders against the giants or the ravens against the lions? Both defenses are at home

    • Sactowns#1

      Raiders, as long you’re not going against me.

    • Raiders D SUCKS though Geno is tempting.

      I’d go Ravens if you need a solid floor.

      If you need to swing for the fences, go Raiders and cross your fingers.

      • Malice Halice

        Ok thanks, I tried to get the chargers on waiver but somehow lost em to da guy I’m playing.

        • That’s who I’m starting!
          Started Eagles v Bears last week.

          That also went well.

          • Malice Halice

            Fuck yea it did! I still lost by 11 points cuz I started Howard n Cohen instead of Lynch n Sanu.

    • BuddhaJoe

      Raiders. Two words: Geno Smith.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Raiders looks like the answer there, but the Ravens have the D.

  • Bo knows!

    55 . Deum. I feel old now.

    Some GREAT games this weekend

    Vikes @ Falcons

    Panthers @ Saints

    Eagles @ Seahawks

    I also think the Rams @ Cards game will be good.

    And am curious about Lions @ Ravens

    It’s also the last week of the regular season in FF, so lots of team’s hopes are riding on this weekend.

    Great week of football

    * All terms and conditions void for Bear fans.

  • Man, that Dallas O has REALLY stunk these past 3 weeks.

    Dak looks like Goff last yr.

    Dez Bryant might hit FA.

    Any takers?

    • Irish Sweetness

      Goff will look like Dak (or Kizer) as soon as his OL dips.

  • Remember back in FA when I said we should sign Zach Brown in case Tre is not ready?

    He’s the Foreskin’s leading tackler.

    Think about that next time you see clueless Jones or soft Kwiat.

  • BerwynBomber

    Cousins having a rough night thus far …

  • Maybe should’ve drafted Trub’s best bud Switzer instead of Cohen.

    • BerwynBomber

      Cohen looks like he is regressing to me. Jeff and JWood gripe about his snap counts every post-game (though it should be remembered he can’t block), but even when he gets the ball he doesn’t quite have that human joystick quality that he did in preseason and earlier during the regular season.

      Wonder if he’s dinged up and/or if he can hold up to the physicality of the league.

      • Dis Guy Trublinsky

        He just looks like he’s thinking to me. And it’s an even bigger problem in the return game. If you have that much speed, and that much wiggle, you need to just hit it and go.

        I was hoping for shades of Devin Hester in the return game from Cohen. But he doesn’t have any feel for it at all.

        • beninnorcal

          I agree with this. The one decent return he had last week was when he simply hit the gas and headed north. All the dancing he does most of the time just gives coverage units and defenses more time to out-flank and contain him. I also wish he would take the touchback once in awhile instead of trying to make something out of nothing.
          We continue to suffer from poor starting field position.

      • Irish Sweetness

        And to think that Pace was going to find the next Hester, when everyone passed on Cohen at least four times …?

  • BerwynBomber

    Cousins with a bounce-back drive …

  • Chibdewe was a dude on the draft radar in the 2nd. Looks good tonight.

  • BearDown100393

    Damn

  • Ender, you didn’t start Alf!?

    Oh my.

    • Irish Sweetness

      I didn’t either. Anywhere. He’d done absolutely nothing up to this point.

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