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Week Six: Bears at Ravens Game Preview

| October 12th, 2017

The Bears entrusted their franchise to this man.

Why Do I Like the Chicago Bears This Week?

I always like the Chicago Bears. And Monday night reinvigorated me.


What’s Next For Mitch Trubisky?

What impressed me about Trubisky in his Monday night debut was the moment never got too big for him. He was poised. He was under control. Did he make a few mistakes? Of course. The kid was making his first professional start! But he recognized the errors and owned up to them post-game.

The talent premiered. Now it’s about improvement. What should we be watching?

  • The Roll Right, Cross-Body Throw. This was the most prominent “mistake” he made in his debut and he made it differently each time, culminating with the game-ending interception. (All three, interestingly, were throws to Zach Miller on plays that has essentially broken down.) Biscuit has to understand how much steam those throws lose and how quickly NFL defensive backs close on the football. Often the smart play is just tuck it and get a few yards with your legs or throw the ball into the sixteenth row.
  • The Left Side of the Field. Trubisky did most of his work to the right half of the field which, if you read this blog, was fully expected. But Baltimore defensive coordinator Dean Pees has been DC for Nick Saban (Michigan State, mid-90s) and Bill Belichick (New England, mid-2000s). Those men approach defensive football the same way. They want to take away the thing their opponent does best. Trubisky should have to open up the field Sunday.
  • Cadence. The offensive line never looked comfortable Monday night partly due to their being off the snap. They also had a few pre-snap penalties, with Charles Leno clearly not knowing the count on several plays, including the strip sack of Trubisky. Are those on the quarterback? Possibly. Only the players actually know. But it’s now on Trubisky to get this group comfortable and that only happens with time and experience.

Tweet of the Week


Three Reasons the Bears Will Win

  • Now that Mike Glennon is on the bench, Joe Flacco is arguably the worst starting quarterback in the NFL. Rating barely above 70, a touchdown-interception ratio of 4-6 and averaging 165 passing yards a game is something you might accept from a rookie but not from a player occupying about $50M of dead cap space in 2017. This is not a game the Bears will have to chase with their passing game. Flacco will keep it close.

  • Ravens are historically a great home team. But during their last two contests at M&T Bank, against Jacksonville and Pittsburgh, they failed to score ten points each time. This offense isn’t any good in any building.
  • Bears will have success running the ball on this Ravens defense, allowing around 125 yards on the ground a week, and that will open up the play action for Mitch Trubisky. Biscuit’s passer rating against Minnesota was nearly 100 points higher when using play action. Expect the Bears to use it often and look like an improved unit in this second week of the real season.


Three Reasons They Won’t

  • Mistakes & Penalties. Is there any reason to expect the false starts and holds and OPIs to suddenly disappear this week?
  • Kerouac. Bears have a -3 point differential in their three toss-up games at home. They have a -43 differential in their two road, blowout losses. Those losses came at the hands of their previous starting quarterback but remember, Trubisky is still a rookie making his first start on the road.
  • The Ravens create turnovers, with 12 this season. The Bears? Don’t. They are once against sporting an historic low turnover differential at -9. A game like this could very well be determined by field position as neither will have much success attempting to mount 80-yard drives. Turnovers will tell the tale.

Game Show Host Follow-Up

Got more emails on my game show host rankings than anything since my off-the-booze diary. What this probably means is you people out there prefer when I don’t write about the Bears. There were four names people wanted to include. I’ll discuss them now.

  • Bill Cullen. Okay, I get it. Five people emailed me about Bill Cullen like I’d never heard of him. I have heard of him. I studied this shit. But if I was ranking my ten favorite ice creams, vanilla ain’t getting anywhere near that list. If I was ranking my ten favorite beverages, water isn’t on there. I like and appreciate both vanilla ice cream and water. But if I’m starting a game show, Cullen ain’t on my short list.
  • Regis Philbin. Regis hosted a few short-lived shows in the 70s but I really short-changed him in my ranking. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire brought the game show to primetime, back to the mainstream, and Regis was the perfect host. Was he good enough to knock Chuck Barris off the list? Probably.
  • Dick Clark. I never liked Pyramid in any of its million incarnations for one simple reason: the answers were on the screen. Why the hell would you watch if you couldn’t engage the game yourself? So Clark could have been the greatest host of all-time and it wouldn’t change the fact that I wasn’t going to watch.
  • Simon Cowell. I’ve long debated if we should consider these “talent” shows game shows. Structurally, they are similar. People have to do things to win money and stuff. But the feel is so different. I don’t think it’s possible to compare what Cowell did brilliantly on American Idol to what Wink Martindale was doing on High Rollers. And was Cowell even a host? Wasn’t Seacrest the host? Anyway, I’m leaving the whole enterprise out.

My Favorite Thing About Baltimore


Don’t Gamble But If You Do…(4-1)

40 is a low number for an over/under but I think this game is going to land safely under. Only one time has either of these teams scored more than 24 points this season and it took an E.J. Manuel appearance for the Ravens to achieve that. This has all the makings of a 17-14 game.


Video of the Week, Volume I

Two legends…both gone too soon.


Don’t Be Surprised If…

…the punt game plays a pivotal role in this game. Punter is not a position I think can be judged by any particular stat line. But here’s a punter-related stat that could be worrisome for the Bears.

  • Sam Koch has punted the ball 26 times. 9 have been returned for a total of 38 yards.
  • Pat O’Donnell has punted the ball 24 times. 10 have been returned for a total of 102 yards.

So you would think the explosive play is more likely to come from the Ravens. But Chicago and Baltimore have each settled on regular punt returners in Tarik Cohen and Michael Campanaro. Both have pedestrian statistics. Yet Cohen is the far more explosive player and looked close to breaking one Monday night.


Video of the Week, Volume II

Barry Levinson made several movies set in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. Avalon tells the story of the emigration of Jewish immigrants. Tin Men is a wonderful movie about aluminum siding salesmen, featuring great performances from Danny DeVito, Richard Dreyfuss and Barbara Hershey. Liberty Heights is sort of a Baltimore Bronx Tale.

Diner is the masterpiece.


5 More Things To Know About the Ravens

  • Jeremy Maclin drew a season-high eight targets Sunday against the Raiders. He’s been signed to be their number one receiver but his season high is 56 yards in the opener.
  • Baltimore’s pass defense is very good statistically. Opposing QBs completing only 53.7% of their passes to a passer rating of 66.1. That’s second best in the sport in both categories.
  • Terrell Suggs just won’t age. He has four sacks this season and has been the Ravens most consistent rusher off the edge. Trubisky will have to be aware of his presence all afternoon.
  • Rookie Marlon Humphrey played for Jimmy Smith Sunday and impressed John Harbaugh with his moxie and toughness. He didn’t shut down Michael Crabtree but he never backed down.
  • Ravens right tackle Austin Howard is a hard-working player but this could be a potential mismatch for Leonard Floyd. With a statue at quarteback, have to imagine Fox and Fangio let the kid loose.

Game Prediction

Bears take a 10-6 lead into halftime and open the third quarter with a 9 play, 77-yard touchdown drive, capped off by a Trubisky scramble into the end zone. Flacco turns it over twice in the second half and the Bears cruise to Trubisky’s first career victory.

Chicago Bears 23

Baltimore Ravens 13

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  • Cuck Cooper

    Aaah…. the shining of Mitch’s knob begins.

    “the moment never got too big for him?”

    Please explain the INT Trudat threw with a few minutes left Jeff.

    • It’s all part of the plan

      it’s called football TRAC. Use a fucking handle.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Trac???

      • Cuck Copper

        Ahem… With all due respect… go fack yourself. Hee hee

    • Bear Instincts

      The INT is a rookie mistake. How would you explain that INT if it was Giraffe Gaff? The kid is playing with #3 & #4 WR’s on most teams as #1 and yet he kept coming back trying to make play after play after play to put the team in a position to win. However the team let him down.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Glennon would have NEVER thrown that last INT.
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        He would have been too busy getting sacked on the play.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Ben Rothlisberger threw five last week.

      • Cuck Cooper

        I was speaking to an age old cliche which in Jeff’s piece was wrongly applied in my opinion. Those kind of comments should be used when they actually apply and Mitch wins us the game but alas.. we live in an Era where everyone gets a trophy. If I’m his coach, the last thing I’m gonna do is pat mitch on the ass and label that INT as a rookie mistake.

    • That Guy

      Let me get out my “human-to-asshole” dictionary and translate:

      “he never got overwhelmed by the pressure.”

      So yeah, he made a mistake and threw a bad INT. But that wasn’t because he was spooked or unprepared. It was because he made a rookie mistake.

      • willbest

        This is stupid. A rookie mistake is one makes because they lack the preparation a vet has.

        • That Guy

          A rookie mistake is one made because the rookie lacks the *experience* a vet has.

          Which is entirely different from making mistakes because one is not up to the challenge.

          Because a rookie can (and should) learn and gain experience, leading to less of those mistakes.

          But a guy who can’t handle the pressure, who isn’t up to the challenge, is a lot less likely to grow into the role, and therefore will not make fewer of those mistakes as he gets more starts under his belt.

      • Cuck Cooper

        Gasp… thou dost protesteth too mucheth. Hee hee

  • Nancy Glennon

    Any chance Mikey gets to play this week?

    • Bear Instincts

      Yes he does get a chance to play inside an erupting volcano.

  • TBC

    Joe flacco the worst, eh? There’s another former bears starting QB who begs to differ…

    • Bears-4-Ever

      Yeah no shit. Cutty is shitting the bed big time in Miami..Also Joe Flacco has won the AFC North twice, gone to the NFC Championship game 3 times and has a Superbowl ring. He might not be playing well right now, but he has the proven potential to light up the Bears with long accurate passes. No, Down playing Flacco is a big mistake, we need to get in his face with Floyd and Hicks and force him to make mistakes. This will be no easy game vs. the Ravens. Winnable? Yes. Easy? No F*&King way. BEAR DOWN.

      • It’s all part of the plan

        you haven’t been watching the Dolphins this year I take it. Imagine the drive killing penalties combined with an anemic run game and a worse line than Chicago…..then add that to an aging QB, oh and a D that can’t stop anyone.
        It’s not an ideal situation yet they are still only 2-2 and the Bears are 1-4.

        • CanadaBear

          Yeah but weren’t the fins 10-6 last year?

          • It’s all part of the plan

            Their running game was unstoppable and now they are moving into 1yd and 2yd per run territory. Not good. They won’t even run the ball on 3rd and 1 with Jay Ajayi, that’s how bad it has become. Last year they started 0-4 or something like that.
            The D backfield is atrocious. Makes me appreciate the Bears that much more. Let’s see how it plays out.

    • BerwynBomber

      Too easy.

      But yeah, I just had a debate yesterday with someone who suggested, career-wise, that Flacco wasn’t even as good as Cutler. Whaaaaaaattt???

      Flacco’s only been an average starter during his run, but his post-season play has been nails and he has been to the playoffs six times. He is basically the AFC’s version of Eli Manning.

      All that said, he is playing atrociously this year.

  • It’s all part of the plan

    I’m amused at people talking about how lucky the TD pass to Miller was. He rolled right, bought time, motioned to Miller to break the other way (which he should have done on his own) and then floated a pass that was within 3 fucking inches of gently sailing over the outstretched fingers of Sendejo who had to lay the fuck out Bruckheimer style just to get part of a paw on it. He barely did and that is why the tip went right to Miller. It was 3 inches from perfection. I’ll take that more times than not because in the NFL that will result in success more times than not.

    The other pass that got picked was a learning opportunity and they’ll review it in the film room and you white pussies can get your panties out of a bunch and can calm down from your utter shock from it happening.

    Rodgers pissed his fucking pants his first couple last minute drives, PISSED THEM, yet he’ll be going to the HOF. Not saying he will, just to stop being so fucking gay about it. Get mad at the real stuff like the shitty holding calls that ruin every big play in this league, the bullshit hands to the face calls that fucking sting every team, dumb false starts, mind numbing playcalls like designed 1yd routes when you need 3 to stall out drives and suck out momentum, not using Unrein to get key first downs on 3rd and 4th and instead punting multiple times from inside the opponents 45yd line, shit like that.

    Also, Cheesy, Handle or GTFO. You took the time to log in manually for that stupid comment at 630am?

    • Irish Sweetness

      I was just watching all of Mitch’s throws. Sendejo made a play on the ball, if he doesn’t, it’s a TD anyway. Other than the Sims overthrow and a couple of passes under heavy pressure on the run, he was spot on all night.

      • It’s all part of the plan

        it was a nice debut for an exciting young player. The team had noticeable energy. I wasn’t a fan of the pick because of the gaping russian holes that we have on the team but now that he’s here let’s turn this kid loose.

        People suck on Watson’s knob so hard and he almost throws 4 picks a game.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Funny thing is he had about 5 or 6 seconds to throw it (away).

          • It’s all part of the plan

            he’ll learn

        • And let’s not forget Watson has Hopkins and Fuller to throw to, we have…Wheaton.

      • Big Mike

        Grasu has his right hand in a cast.

        • Bears-4-Ever

          Perfect! He can’t hold with it then!

          • Big Mike

            Can’t snap either..not very good at guard.

        • willbest

          What is with WH’s regression from last year? Was it just not noticeable with the QB carousel? I can only recall 3-4 horrible snaps from last year, but this year he seems to have 3-4 per game.

          • Big Mike

            He played guard all offseason. He’s had different partners at guard every week. The O-line requires great teamwork. The interior line, even more so. The footwork, reaction times, strengths and weaknesses of the guy next to you all impact the center. Being off by a click or even less, gets you out of position. Being out of position you lose leverage, when you lose leverage you hold. As for the snaps, bad snaps for a guy like White hair are a function of trying to get off the ball a bit quicker to avoid the problems I just mentioned. For a center if their timing is off between their release point and their hip explosion to move their feet, by a fraction of a fraction of a second snaps will be low. High snaps are more rare. One reason for high snaps is over compensating for low snaps. At lower levels high snaps are technique related, usually butt to high relative to shoulders. Principle cause of that is not enough bend in the knees.

          • leftcoastdave

            Kizer now benched “to learn from the sidelines.”

            Nice contrast to Mitchell learning from the sidelines while the O line worked to gel. All the moves to cover for Kyle and other eventualities have shown their toll on Whitehair who was focused like a laser last year when thrown in to the center. Gotta believe this will settle out going forward with some options having been developed in case of another injury.

          • Big Mike

            Oh.. so the Bears were not insane to want him to sit. SMH. I think the starting o-line will be the same against Baltimore. I also think it’s the first time the starting o-line will be the same in back to back weeks.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            Kizer is not an NFL quarterback said every person that ever watched ND play.

          • CanadaBear

            Leave it to the Factory of Sadness.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            I could not believe it when they picked Kizer.

          • CanadaBear

            When you look back and see they could have had numerous young QB’s that look really good, they always choose the wrong one. I had no idea if Kizer was any good or not but when the Browns picked him I assumed he wasn’t. That’s some sad shit right there!

          • that’s because they planned on taking Trub.

            But once Pace surprised everyone, it caught the Browns off-guard. I really don’ think they had a plan B at QB.

            So they let others draft Watson and Mahomes who they prolly weren’t high on.

            When Kizer was there in the 2nd, they said, ‘fuck it. why not?’ they had tons of draft ammo anyways.

            That’s my theory at least. That or maybe another bum whispered into the owner’s ear.

          • He seems like a classic “all of the physical tools, none of the mental ones” QB. Kyle Boller, JaMarcus Russell, etc.

          • It is baffling.

            Between the snaps and penalties, he’s been avg at best.

    • TBC

      Handle deez nuts!

  • Big Mike

    I threw up a bit when I saw Tresticle. Still bitter..

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      at least Jeff did not use a picture of him in a Bears hat.

      • AlbertInTucson

        What was the point of using him at all? It’s not like he’s even still on The Ravens staff.

  • Nancy Glennon

    Who is that cute guy in the Ravens hat at the top of the page?

  • That Guy

    Here’s a reality check for everyone.

    When was the last good coach the Bears had? Like, better than average.

    Lovie wasn’t bad, but he was a crappy in-game coach and couldn’t (or wouldn’t) develop the O.

    Jauron was situationally ok, but not good.

    Wanny? Crap.

    Ditka? So fucking overrated, with a HOF roster that should have racked up multiple Super Bowl wins.

    And I won’t go into the 70s, because most of them were before I was forming permanent memories.

    So… maybe Foxy is as good as it gets for the Bears? And if so, is Trestman as bad as it gets?

    • willbest

      Lovie was the Defensive coordinator this team needed at a time when the defense was stacked and healthy. Unfortunately he was the head coach.

    • Bear Instincts

      We have not had a good to great HC since Papa Bear himself.

      Foxy is not as good as it gets. That’s settling for scraps from the table. Why are other teams willing to take calculated risks and we are not.

      That doofus from Canada was not a risk it was just stupidity by a glorified scout.

      Pace has two choice: spend money to get Harbaugh the same way he spent draft picks to get MT10 or scout out the next great HC like he scouted out Tarik Cohen. All this mediocre BS needs to stop.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Even Papa Bear stayed too long at the fair.

    • VR Zucker

      I tuned on the Anon troll out when he said Ditka was overrated.

      • CanadaBear

        I’m not sure what you’re saying GP. Are you saying Ditka wasn’t overrated?

        • VR Zucker

          Look at the job he did during the strike year.

          He was smart enough to allow Jim Finks to do his job. He had a DC that hated him and caused open division in his locker room, and he managed to steward it for a year.

          I hate all the Buddy jockers. RIch Cohen’s book states it best: Buddy Ryan was an asshole who was never going to get over being passed over by the family for the top job. Never. He was going to be as big an asshole to Ditka as he could be, and Ditka was remarkably magnanimous to him for the year it mattered.

          He also knew what McMahon was, and worked with him despite Jim being insubordinate and wild. No way does McMahon play in the modern NFL. Coaches today would never tolerate what Ditka put up with from him.

          • CanadaBear

            You won’t get any Buddy for HC love from me. I’ve always given Ditka credit for changing the loser mentality of the franchise and winning the SB. From that point on, Ditka started to believe his press clippings and the whole thing fell apart. He never valued the QB position enough and it was his (and the Bears) achilles heel. By the time they fired him he was a caricature of himself.

          • BerwynBomber

            Never valued the QB position or resented their press and/or praise. Splitting hairs, but I always wondered if it was more the latter.

          • CanadaBear

            Who knows? By the time he started Flutie in that playoff game, I was just counting the days until Ditka got fired.

          • VR Zucker

            I think that is a fair assessment of the guy.

            But if you have one year of greatness, then fall apart and become a drunk, does it matter? Does it diminish your stellar year of great decisions?

            Call it Ulysses syndrome after Grant.

          • CanadaBear

            I’ll always give him credit for that year! Although he was a drunk before they won it all. Exhibit A is the DUI after the 9ers game. I still love the story McMahon tells about seeing Ditka getting caught by the cops and honking when he went by. I’m sure that made Ditka real happy!!!!!!!!!!!

          • SC Dave

            To say nothing of the asshole shit Ditka did to his players regarding endorsements. What a tool.

          • CanadaBear

            I didn’t find out about that stuff until he was fired. Whatever part of the team he hadn’t lost up to that point, turned on him. You really have to be full of yourself when you think you can do that to your players and it’s not going to affect things.

          • ‘bears won the SB because of Ditkca. Bears didn’t win 3 more because of Ditka’

        • evantonio

          His steak is decent. Not worth the price they charge, but I’ve really yet to find one that is.

  • Bears-4-Ever

    Can someone explain to me why Sanchez was not suited up last game? Is it some rule you can’t have 3 QBs in pads or is he hurt in some way? Just curious, because I’d rather have him backing up the kid than Glennon.

    • DaBearsBlog

      Nobody dresses three quarterbacks on Sunday. And I agree re: Sanchez/Glennon but Bears aren’t doing that to Glennon.

    • willbest

      You get 45 players on game day. 11 offense, 11 defense, 3 ST for 25. That gives you 20 spots to cover injuries, provide substitutions, and changes of packages. So you are almost required to have +4 DBs, +4 WR/TEs, +2 ILB, +2 OLB, +3 Dline, +2 Oline, +2 RB, +1 QB. So if you want a 3rd QB active on game day the question is what are you giving up?

      Keeping in mind that doing so typically causes somebody to play a lot of offense or defense and special teams. And puts your team in a bind if somebody gets injured. For example, if you give up a 3rd TE for a 3rd QB, then an injury to one of your two remaining TEs prevents you from using your double tight end sets.

      • CanadaBear

        Not to put too fine of a point on it but they dress 46.

        • willbest

          You and your facts. But then the team is still pretty thin at a number of positions, and the question becomes do you really stack 3 in the most protected position in the game, or do you maybe add an extra DB to allow you more flexibility in your dime package or a FB for goaline, etc.

          • CanadaBear

            Wasn’t trying to grind on ya. I wish the NFL would dress all 53. Pretty sure they have the money to make that work!

            Had to laugh at Diddy (or whatever name he’s using these days) when he said he wanted to buy the NFL. I was shocked when they said his net worth was $800 mil but the problem is the cheapest team to buy is the Bills at twice that number. Apparently Diddy took a beating on twatter.

        • AlbertInTucson

          I think they used to only dress 40, once upon a time.

          • willbest

            Back when the RB was the kicker or whatever.

          • CanadaBear

            There must have been some tired fellas after those games.

    • Bear Instincts

      Makes no sense at all. Cant come up with one good theory as to why

    • Bears almost always roll with 2 QBs.

      This typically allows them an extra player for specials

      Bears won’t cut Glennon because of his contract and make Pace look like an idiot.

  • willbest

    “Bears have a -3 point differential in their three toss-up games at home.
    They have a -43 differential in their two road, blowout losses.”

    Is anybody else encouraged by this? The team the last few years had it ass backwards and was better on the road than at home.

  • VR Zucker

    The black ESPN broad who said to boycott the Cowboys advertisers got a reaction but perhaps not the one she wanted.

    Goodell seeing the fight move to threaten ad dollars issues a memo mandating all players stand or be fined.

    White Hiuse has called ESPN in an attempt to get her fired.

    Let’s see who has the balls to escalate from here

    • willbest

      I found it amusing that she could dump on Trump all day long, but the second she went after Jerra, and his sponsers, shit got real.

      Its always nice to find out who is really in charge.

      • That Guy

        “Don’t bite the hand that feeds” ESPN

        • VR Zucker

          “I serve the master in all things.” -Igor, aka Roger Goodell.

      • BerwynBomber

        Yeah, I’m sure Subway or Budweiser is more powerful than any POTUS when it comes the NFL.

    • Scharfinator

      NFLPA may get involved…

      • VR Zucker

        Maybe when Gene Upshaw was the head of it they may have gone for the full Muhammad Ali.

        But not now. The union are all cucks. The lockout cut their balls off (which was what it was designed to do) and now they would even think about it. It would divide the union against itself.

        • Scharfinator

          Sigh. Yea, you’re probably right.

          I typically think unions are outdated and ancient things, but the NFLPA could be a significant factor for helping players.

        • Maybe Sean Patyon can suit up and become a scab again.

  • Bear Instincts

    Best potential 2018 NFL free agents by position: Strong QB, WR classes
    https://boards.atlantafalcons.com/topic/4053531-best-potential-2018-nfl-free-agents-by-position-strong-qb-wr-classes/

    If you were Pace who would you bring in to help you draft BPA and help MT10 compete in 2018?

    • evantonio

      Take Adams away from GB.

      • Bear Instincts

        We need more than that to compete: LB depth. new T and better WR plus S & CB

      • BerwynBomber

        I sense the Cheese will overpay to keep him. But Nelson or Cobb might be available.

  • CanadaBear

    Is it just me or does the “real season” stuff make you shake your head? FFS that’s the type of shit you said when you were 12.

    • BerwynBomber

      Are you talking about Jeff’s sentiment now that Bisky is starting?

      • CanadaBear

        Yeah. It’s the last thing there under 3 reasons. I know it’s a cliche and Bill Parcells is kind of an ass but his quote about you are what your record says you are always starts blaring in my brain when I read crapola like that.

        • BerwynBomber

          Jeff’s been a 12 year old about Trubisky and Glennon for months. The only thing I found objectionable was upon remembering when Jeff, at some point last year, tweeted that if you were rooting for Cutler to fail you really weren’t a Bears fan. What is so objectionable about that now? Well, because there is no way in hell someone (including Jeff) could convince me Jeff was not rooting for Glennon to fail.

          Btw, I have no problem with a Bears fan rooting against Glennon or Cutler or whichever player for that matter. Fandom comes in all shapes and sizes and with a thousand different twisted motives. But don’t be a hypocrite about some BS standard just because one guy is a fave and the other your mortal enemy. In fact, just don’t venture into “true Bears fan” criteria.

          • CanadaBear

            100%. That’s like all the Blues purists that carry on about true Blues and only the people that stick to 8 or 12 bar Blues are true fans (and it should be acoustic). FFS if the music speaks to you it’s valid, period. I might hate it but that doesn’t change anything.

          • Bear Instincts

            A true fan roots for Giraffe Gaff to succeed because if he does the team succeeds. Most of us wanted The Gaff to make because we wanted MT to sit and learn because of his limited time under center.

          • SC Dave

            Certainly was exactly my sentiment. And having two good QBs is definitely better than having one good QB.

        • Fox would’ve found a way to lose 3 games with Trub in the first 4 games.

          If I were Vegas, I’d give any teams facing a Fox Bears team a touchdown handicap.

  • evantonio

    #conspiracytime

    Herr Drumpf hasn’t tweeted about Michael Estes because he’s a white dude and Herr Drumpf doesn’t mind white dudes being all crazy because his base is full of crazy white dudes.

    • willbest

      I had to google what the hell you were talking about. Which is odd cause usually GP is all over this sort of thing.

      So the guy wants war on the US, but they didn’t see the why in the article I read. Though bomb plus civilian target is textbook terrorism.

      • evantonio

        Yeah. It’s not just your boy who’s pretending this didn’t happen. National media is mostly ignoring the story, too. A shame, because it’s a nice instance of the security system working like it’s supposed to.

        Like you said – textbook terrorism. But the thing that’s missing is the brown part.

  • AlbertInTucson

    “Talent Shows” are NOT “Game Shows”.

    • CanadaBear

      Not that I’m all in on Bill Cullen but he was funny. That’s certainly more than I can say for a lot of them. NTM Jeff never did address Groucho.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Selective, convenient, memory.

        • CanadaBear

          It’s all subjective. For me, sometimes it’s hard to separate the show from the host. If the host is genuinely funny, who cares about the actual game?

          • AlbertInTucson

            I watch for the game. It’s why I like Jeopardy. Lots of questions, very little BS vamping.

          • CanadaBear

            To me, Jeopardy is the gold standard for game shows.

          • Bender McLugh

            not the Price Is Right? come on man!

          • CanadaBear

            I loved TPIR when I was young and liked checking out the models. No doubt Bob Barker is the best putter known to man but I really didn’t give a shit about the game itself. I always play along when I watch Jeopardy (which isn’t all that often).

        • DaBearsBlog

          I’ll put my knowledge of game shows against yours any day of the week.

          • willbest

            oh shit. We have a challenge. We need a moderator.

  • VR Zucker

    Jeff twats: Ravens arguably best pass defense in league through 5 games. But…it has been against Dalton, Kizer, Bortles, a down Big Ben and EJ Manuel.

    So the stats are skewed because they didn’t face the Pats?

    It doesn’t matter. The kid faced one of the better Ds in the NFC on Monday and now he’s looking at perhaps the best D in the AFC, although the Chiefs would want to contest that.

    Birdcage CAN NOT roll with Monday’s playbook. They have to be working their ass off as I type this to get better and put more deception and formations in. Getting Shaheen involved is a good idea, but they can’t do what they did against the Vikes, which is to exclusively run the ball with the 3TE set. That’s a joke.

    • Sactowns#1

      Get us a more balanced running attack, more PA and a few bubble screens to Cohen to keep em honest. Bears can win this one.

      • VR Zucker

        Losing Timu hurts. Anderson sucks and Jones is too dumb to run a D.

        We need Trevethan to get in there and stay healthy.

        • Sactowns#1

          Thought he was back this week as the suspension was reduced to one game. ?

          • VR Zucker

            He is. I just meant he needs to stay in there and not re-injure.

      • willbest

        Offensive snaps in Minney had 25 RB runs, 25 passing attempts, and 3 QB runs. 47%/53% pass is pretty balanced.

        • Sactowns#1

          Yes but from my recollection about 80% of those runs were on the edge or way outside.

          • willbest

            That is true, but that is where the Bears do their best work. They only average like 3 between the tackles and something like 6 to the outside.

    • willbest

      In points allowed per game Baltimore ranks 11th at 19.4 Minny is in that ball park 18.6. Kansas City is allowing 22.4 ppg.

      Although this early in the season one can arguably state its a function of who they play. The Chiefs have only played 1 team with less than .500 record.

  • BerwynBomber

    Setting aside Bisky and the Bears for a moment …

    The game of the week is arguably tonight: 4-1 PHI @ 4-1 CAR.

    • VR Zucker

      Carolina had a bigly gutty win in the Motor City against a Lions team that came to hit them and hit them hard. It wasn’t a pretty performance, but should quell the Cam haters for a week or so.

      • willbest

        Do people hate Cam? Not the showboat part of his character but the actual QB play? Guy is a physical freak of nature.

        • evantonio

          I like the showboat part. Dude’s having fun. I wish I liked my job enough to dab after a successful presentation.

        • Some ppl NEVER liked him.

          I remember Nawrocki from PFW scouting caused a big hub-bub when he wrote that Cam had a fake smile and lacked character and leadership.

          A lot folks got their panties ruffled over that, even accusing him of stereotyping black QBs, but that sorta criticism of Cam has always been around – that he’s not really tough, and more about his image (sam they said about RG3)

          I think the Panther’s have finally given up on trying to make him a traditional QB.

          Think they were trying to make him that last season and some of this season in order to save his body, but I think they finally said “fuck it. let cam be cam”

          Which is a physical runner with a rocket arm which they hope makes up for the inaccuracy.

      • Scharfinator

        They also beat the Pats in Foxboro…

        • BerwynBomber

          Although the Pats D is weirdly awful this year. At least thus far.

          Brady is being asked to perform the traditional Rodgers/Brees role up there. AKA … carry the team.

          • willbest

            They have gotten rid of a lot of talent the last couple years Collins, Jones, and they lost Hightower. Still one of the best DB corps in the league, but Gilmore is apparently really struggling.

            Just to point out that winning the cream of FA doesn’t always get you anything near what you paid for. Bouye on the other hand is doing a lot better work for the Jags.

          • BerwynBomber

            Ah, I forgot about Bouye on JAX. Good one.

            Good points about Pats exodus of D talent. Two other things that I have heard are that 1) they are not generating any sort of pass rush, and 2) the DB group (of which there are new guys) is having communication breakdowns on the field.

            Same analyst suggested they will fix #2 throughout the season but wondered if #1 will prove a liability all year.

          • AlbertInTucson

            Ninkovich was a force on their D, too. He retired this year.

          • Bouye is becoming a shut down corner.

            But from most accounts, Pace wasn’t even interested in him, but rather the struggling Gilmore.

            Maybe his cheapness saved him this time, though not an encouraging sign.

    • willbest

      Yeah, I am going to make it a point to watch this game, and as a rule I hate non-thanksgiving, non-opening day TNF

  • AlbertInTucson

    I don’t get using the Trestman photo.

    The Ravens fired him a YEAR ago.

    • BerwynBomber

      Hah! I thought the same. Actually, for a moment I thought … wait, is Trestman still with the Ravens?

    • CanadaBear

      I was trying to figure out what the HC of the Toronto Argonauts was doing in this post.

    • willbest

      Taking a childish shot at their organization?

      Then again we hired him as a HC, so glass houses.

  • VR Zucker

    Jesus – Rose McCowan has gone full Sinead O’Connor on it:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/916984791416832000/cCqDcWa8?format=jpg&name=600×314

    I used to think she was attractive. Now she looks like a Blade Runner replicant.

    • CanadaBear

      She’s a feisty devil!

    • willbest

      I believe Rose McGowan has a lot of psychological issues stemming from all the casting couches she subjected herself too.

      • CanadaBear

        I’m guessing going out with Marilyn Manson for a while didn’t help any.

    • CanadaBear

      I think she would still look pretty good once her hair grows out. She used to have a helluva figure!

    • Sactowns#1

      “possession with intent to distribute acetaminophen”. Arrested for attempting to sell Aspirin? lol

    • Wow. Sinead she is NOT.

      Sinead was hot bald.

      This girl looks like an off world prisoner in every sci-fi movie ever made.

      • CanadaBear

        Sinead was in her 20’s when she did it. McGowan is in her 40’s (at least).

  • SC Dave

    “Cadence. The offensive line never looked comfortable Monday night partly due to their being off the snap. They also had a few pre-snap penalties, with Charles Leno clearly not knowing the count on several plays, including the strip sack of Trubisky. Are those on the quarterback? Possibly. Only the players actually know. But it’s now on Trubisky to get this group comfortable and that only happens with time and experience.”

    Way to go, Jeff. A fair assessment, and as you say, speculative for us fans.

    • BerwynBomber

      You mean kind of like play-calling? Or more specifically us not knowing what a rookie QB with one year of major college football experience might be able to grasp and successfully run in ten days against one of the top defenses in the league?

      • willbest

        He has had the playbook for 6 months though.

        • BerwynBomber

          But he is not running a ton of live reps. And he is a rookie. And he only started one year of college ball.

          I don’t understand this surprise (or outrage) that the playbook was trimmed down to the max against MIN. I doubt even savants like Peyton and Rodgers were given the entire playbook their first start.

          • willbest

            I get that part, but I have to believe between training camp, 4 weeks with backup reps, and a week of starter reps he knows more than 30 plays.

            Now its likely that a lot of his prep work we didn’t get to see because the situation wasn’t there. He killed his 2-minute drive on the first play so we don’t know how prepared he is for that. We also didn’t get to see his red zone chops because he only had 1 play from inside their redzone, and it was a 20 yard TD pass.

          • Aaron Rodgers had sat on the bench for 3 years before he started. If he couldn’t run the full playbook by then, they wouldn’t have made him the starter.

          • willbest

            Wilson, Dak, Big Ben on the other hand.

          • Brady, Rodgers, Montana, Brees > Wilson, Dak, Ben?

          • willbest

            Brees, Rodgers, and Brady all sat. I don’t know about Joe.

          • I heard on a podcast that Joe only played 1 game his rook yr, and that was only in relief of the starting QB who got inj.
            Then he was benched again.

            https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MontJo01.htm

            that’s what Fox was referring to – the very pedestrian stats of Joe’s first rook start.

          • Those guys-especially Wilson and Ben-weren’t asked to do much as rookies because they were paired with good defenses and strong running games.

          • Sit da kid!

            (Montana also sat first season)

      • SC Dave

        Yes, very much like that.

    • IF they were experiencing cadence issues AT HOME, it ain’t going to get any easier on the road.

      • SC Dave

        Hopefully, having a week to work on it will even out the hostile crowd, and we’ll at least be no *worse*

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        Trubs hard count is so good it causes our guys to jump offsides

  • It’s all part of the plan
    • Sactowns#1

      “possession with intent to distribute acetaminophen”. Arrested for attempting to sell Aspirin? lol

      • It’s all part of the plan

        During the arrest, police found Porter had dozens of prescription painkiller pills in his possession without a prescription, as well as an ounce of marijuana, a grinder and a 9mm firearm. That resulted in charges of possession with intent to distribute acetaminophen, possession of a firearm with a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and battery.

        • VR Zucker

          Fun fact: You can get a 9mm Glock and a Grinder as a Christmas bundle this holiday season at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

          It’s called the Steel and Tin set and comes in a variety of seasonal scents.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            it’s sad but I think that may be a real thing at Cabelas

          • Shop at Cabelas!

            LMAO. Cabelas.

          • CanadaBear

            Cabelas ain’t giving anything away!

          • Sactowns#1

            Fun fact: all of those things are easier to get here than a package of Claritin D.

        • willbest

          Standard procedure is to throw everything they can think of at you to facilitate plea bargaining because juries are idiots.

  • Sactowns#1

    We all know Bob Barker is the greatest game show host of all time, hands down. Richard Dawson is a close second. The ladies loved them some Dawson. Both were also in two of my favorite movies.

  • VR Zucker

    “As you know, the last eight years, the federal government borrowed more than it did in the whole history of our country. So they borrowed more than $10 trillion, right? And yet we picked up $5.2 trillion just in the stock market. Possibly picked up the whole thing in terms of the first nine months, in terms of value. So you could say, in one sense, we’re really increasing values. And maybe in a sense we’re reducing debt. But we’re very honored by it.” Trump said.

    I think Donald Trump just said that stock valuations offset the national debt.

    Is that Trumponomics? Somewhere in heaven John Maynard Keynes is just like “you know what? fuck it. just fuck it.”

    • SC Dave

      My interpretation: The Federal Government bought assets with the debt obligations they created, much like when people buy a house using a debt obligation – you know, that thing called a mortgage. Trump is asserting those assets have increased in value by $5.2T since he took office.

      I have no idea whether that is true – depends on the assets purchased. But its like your house going up in value – the gain is of little use until you sell the assets. Problem is here is that when you’re trying to sell TRILLIONS of dollars of shit, you will not get the price you expect.

      So far as Keynes goes, he is probably the fuckingest moron in economic history, unless you are a bankster in the Federal Reserve.

      While Karl Marx’ childishly naive “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” is perhaps ethically forgivable for its abject disregard of human nature, Keynes’ idiocy about governments being able to smooth economics cycles through activist policy intervention is not.

      It is imbecilic to expect governments to behave responsibly with “other peoples money”, as has been made incredibly clear by the crushing debt burdens commonplace in countries whose populations submit to that nonsense. And history in general, where governments’ primary contribution to economies has been a debasement of the currency and endless boom-bust cycles.

      • willbest

        currency debasement is like heroine. Once you start, you get addicted, and the more you do it, the more horrible the withdraw will be when you are forced to stop.

        I am pretty sure that the fuckers that decided to start us down this path weren’t evil. They were just full of hubris. “We can smooth out the natural business cycle”. Of course, it took less than 10 minutes for the parasites to realize that there was a boat ton of money to be made by adding no value to the economy.

      • “It is imbecilic to expect governments to behave responsibly with “other peoples money”

        That’s the catch 22 though, SC.

        History has also proven that it’s likewise imbecilic to expect the “free market” or unfettered corporations to behave responsibly with other peoples money.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hG4X5iTK8M

        So where does that leave the lil man?

        Usually screwed either way.

        • willbest

          How does a corporation get access to other people’s money without their consent though?

          The government takes it or I go to jail. Sure the auto mechanic might defraud me because I know dick all about cars, but I at least volunteered for the ass pounding when I didn’t properly identify him as a psychopath.

          And don’t get me wrong. I have serious issues with corporations, specifically the nature of limited liability, which I consider the cause for a lot of malfeasance. But that itself is a function of a government grant.

          • “The government takes it or I go to jail”

            Yes, because we as a civilization have CONSENTED to that.

            Nobody likes paying taxes, but we have all agreed to so do so, or face the consequences.

            And PLENTY of corporations mooch off the gov (our taxes) and to make matters worse, higher a team of lawyers to hide their $ in off shore accounts to not pay their fair share – or just relocate to Ireland – america be damned.

          • evantonio

            To be fair, I didn’t consent to it. I was born into this society and forced to play by its rules. I’d be very happy not paying taxes and pooping off the side of a mountain.

          • VR Zucker

            Locke explicitly denies that the consent of all men is necessary, but merely a simple majority suffices.

          • Yeah, take that, Evan.

            here’s Locke with you in the woods.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gLN3QoN-q8

          • VR Zucker

            hahahaha.

            That makes Burt Reynolds into Hitler then. He kills Locke with a bow.

            they do have the same stache….. hmmm…

          • evantonio

            So he’s with her?

          • VR Zucker

            I think the joke there is that Snipes did in fact go to jail for evasion.

          • Thank you captain obvious!

            Hey, you missing out in FF!

            Sac and Artoo are 4-1.
            Me and sac going head to head this week. Epic.

            Sac riding the Watson train.

          • VR Zucker

            You can assign me Waffle’s team when he quits it in disgust. Or Trac. You know, the usual suspects.

            Think of me as a league replacement spark plug.

          • Haha. Trac isn’t in.

            I think Fres has his spot, and Willie took yours.

            Hey, Waffle has Cohen and Trub…and like the entire MIA O lol

          • VR Zucker

            his loyalty to Cargo and Gase is lifelong

          • I’m pretty sure Gase is now the scapegoat.

            https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGumc2IUMAAAkr9.jpg

          • It’s all part of the plan

            I’m trying to decide between Cutler or Trubowksi. I need Stafford to pull off a 4td 1int game.

          • Stafford seems like he’s coming back to earth.

            Cutler vs Hotlanta might get ugly dude. If he goes a half looking like the past two games, he might get benched at half-time.

            Trub might be the safer bet.

            Then again, Cutler can always pull out 4Td 300 games out of his ass, so he has the higher ceiling next week esp if he’s going to be playing catchup

          • EnderWiggin

            There is only one guy that will quit in disgust this year…

          • It’s all part of the plan

            haha, I’m in this for the long haul. I even used the fucking waiver wire. The WAIVER WIRE!

          • Cuck Cooper

            And nobody’s heard from or seen him since.

          • willbest

            That isn’t the issue. Its accountability. So Trump and Obama before him was my choice of outrage for all the awful shit the government does. But they have no earthly idea about all the rot that goes on below them. There are 400 agency heads, and then they don’t even have the time to keep track of all the crap. So you got 40,000 department heads who can get up to all kind of evil, with the police power behind them managing their own private kingdoms. Oh and its harder than hell to get rid of them because we were tired of those jobs going to the 3rd precinct canvassing captain, and the politician’s spouses 3rd cousin, so we went and gave those guys all sorts of protections.

            At least when those were all patronage jobs they all got cleared out, even if the next group wasn’t going to be any better than the first group.

            We like to kid ourselves in saying that we don’t live in a European socialist state. We do. The difference is over here we can’t acknowledge it so its a good deal more incompetently run.

          • Cuck Cooper

            “How does a corporation get access to other people’s money without their consent though?”

            Easy, by putting working stiffs, sole proprietor’s and small family owned farmers out of work. It’s called sheep shearing and hedging them in. Baa baa

            It used to take an act of Parliament to form a corporation back in the day because it was common knowledge they were a form of economic piracy.

  • VR Zucker

    OK, so… like this is scaring me. Like, no shit. This scares me.

    I know the crazy alt-right will say this is fake news. But it doesn’t seem like fake news to me.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/donald-trump-is-unraveling-white-house-advisers

    • It’s all part of the plan

      Every morning I wake up and breathe a sigh of relief that a nuclear warhead hasn’t been detonated. Then I have my iced coffee.

      • Warning. Not for faint of heart.

        This actually happened, just last night.

        News on. Something about N Korea and war.

        Viewer (who didn’t vote for Trump, but is nonetheless sympathetic) remarks:

        “Trump is getting on N. Korea. Good. Finally a president with balls”
        Me half kidding, “Well, it’s good as long as we don’t get nuked.”
        Him, “Well, at least he’s making those niggers stand for the anthem”

        end scene.

        • CanadaBear

          I’ll let you know when I’m shocked.

        • VR Zucker

          No smart assery here. ASSHAT=OFF

          I see rhetoric on the web that after 20 years of reading this shit, I have never seen before. Stuff that gives me serious pause.

          On a thread about the merits or boringness of Blade Runner on Hollywood insider, it devolved into a discussion of how to kill all Jews like Weinstein.

          I saw an old white dude lose his shit on Wacker and start screaming at a black crossing traffic guy that tried to stop him walking across the street. He walked around his outstretched hand and right into traffic and then the guard yelled at him, and he spun around – with traffic coming at him – and dropped the n-bomb and went NUTS.

          I kinda wanted to clock his old fartness, but in reality I was just like “shit. the cracks are beginning to show.”

          Shit is getting tense.

          • Cuck Cooper

            It’s all fear based assery. I have more respect for those that have had to endure the black plight in America than those who have taken part in white flight.

          • Yeah, I know. Like when I was watching that fight on a pirate feed and someone remarked on the chat “He should be hit in his big jewish nose” something or other when it was a latino and black fighting or something.

            Da fuq?

            This sorta of shit pops up all over the internet, and slowly leaking into REAL life.

            And what can you do?

            What was I to do, correct the dude “hey, don’t be racist”?

            He’s in his 60s. He’s had 50+ years of being a racist, a few words (or a punch to the face) aren’t going to change that.

          • Shop at Cabelas!

            The old farts are helpless.

            It’s when I see the shit usually relegated to 4chan hate board bubble up into the every day net that I worry.

            A guy was on HBO Vice last night, some MIT nerd. He fucking graphed Twitter and color coded it. Looked like a vast spider web of billions of threads. It was who follows who and what their politics were based on AI that infers from posts and hashtags followed.

            It was a big red web – VERY tightly woven – across from a blue web that was far less interconnected. And, I kid you not, like a half dozen strands between them.

            So there are two nets – and the blue net has nothing to do with the red net and vice-versa, and they literally have different realities. They don’t even have a common set of facts to work from.

          • That’s interesting. I gotta check that episode out. Vice is quickly becoming the best journalism around. I saw an episode where this chick went to Russia to attend a fucking HACKER convention. Like Comicons, but with a lot less boobs, and a lot more keyboards. They were competing who can hack into certain systems fastest. Loser takes vodka shots. The game goes on.

            And you’re right about red-blue.

            The VERY first lesson I learned in logic and philo.

            If two parties can not agree on a premise, then no argument can be made.

            If one person says the sky is blue, and the other insists it’s red – that’s the beginning and end of that debate.

            We now live in a binary reality that cannot agree on facts, much less interpretations and conclusions of said facts.

          • willbest

            The most obvious consequence of telling white people that they are racist and there is nothing they can do about it is for them to stop caring about being racist. Especially, when you don’t call blacks or Hispanics out for the same shit. It sort of grates on people’s notion of fairness.

            Really its adapted parenting 101, but since progressive have something like 0.6 offspring, and half of them field it out to nannies, etc. not many seem to understand it.

            The country (really empire) is headed for a split. And I have little doubt it will happen in my life time. Hopefully it will be peaceful, but rulers tend to hate losing power in large chunks, so probably not.

          • Cooper

            I saw that Vice about Hackers.

            World’s scariest conference with brilliant psychopaths.

            They set up a MASSIVE train set with n-scale trains running all over a massive set, complete with switches and gates.

            They hooked up the real computer systems that actual trains USE, the real O/S’s used by BNSF and Union Pacific. Had a contest to see who could hack the system and get the trains to collide. Winner did it in 20 minutes.

            Makes me riding Metra every day that much scarier.

          • willbest

            If they were really brilliant psychopaths someone would have done it for real by now.

          • Scharfinator

            It’s amazing how easy it is to do on the internet. Don’t like someone’s opinion? BLOCK EM. Then you can sit in your echo chamber and mentally masturbate to your hearts content.

          • It’s all part of the plan

            it’s weird though because the web is pretty anonymous to most people. You can post a comment so outrageous that it makes endorphins go off and that stimulates your pleasure center but I’d have to think that the majority of people, the great majority would never and could never bring themselves to truly act upon such ugliness.
            I love it and also hate it when social media is used to “out” people because it’s a gang and bully mentality that would screw up an actual life. If the internet was less anonymous a lot of shit talking would cease…..all shit talking would cease.

          • willbest

            There are plenty of flame wars on my wife’s FB feed, and people have to put their name to that.

        • It’s all part of the plan

          haha, you can’t make that shit up.

          • SC Dave

            You can, but don’t have to.

      • willbest

        What do you do on mornings you find out Kim detonated one? Or do you mean 1 country Fing up another.

        • It’s all part of the plan

          I usually say something like, “sucks to be Korean”

  • Cuck Cooper

    OK guys, I propose a serious poll request. I figure football is way down on my list these days and ever since the Trestman regime, I’ve really only been coming on the blog to yuck it up and shoot the bull with some of you guys. If I knew most of you guys thought I was an asshole, it would make it a lot easier to quit this vice and I’ll take my place in the bleachers for good if the nays outweigh the yays.

    If you guys would be so kind as to weigh in with a “yay” you don’t give a sheite if I stay vote or a “nay” get lost you bozo vote, I would appreciate it.

    • VR Zucker

      Oh Jesus, Trac.

      Upvote this post if you think Trac just needs a therapist and a blowjob followed by some Amstel in the brown bottle.

      Everybody KNOWS I am an asshole, they just think you are one. Don’t be a snowflake.

      • Cuck Cooper

        I’m being serious. Some of you guys really love this team like I used to but I just don’t know anymore. I don’t want to be anyone’s killjoy.

        Let’s at least just conduct the experiment, ok?

        • Bear Instincts

          Stick around. The MT10 show is just getting started. It like fans who left the Bears Cardinals game and woke up to a big suprise

        • Shop at Cabelas!

          Nope. Won’t do it.

          I made a pact with MB that we were both walking from DBB and he kept it and I reneged, mainly because I wanted to see what the mood was when the team was 0-5 or 1-4 as it turned out.

          Both of us have intellectually given up on the club ownership and are, at best now, casual fans. I don’t want to speak for him, he can speak for himself.

          Also because I get shit bored during the day and I like to shoot the shit here and watch as SC Dave cracks on me. I would need another diversion to replace DBB and I have not found one.

          So you can do as Canada said: stay or go.

          But do it, don’t announce it – just do it. Announcing it is a cry for help.

          • Cuck Cooper

            I know you are spot on. You have spoken truth kimesabe.

          • Dis Guy Trublinsky

            I’m surprised you get bored at work. Thought you were a broker or trader or some shit? Seems that would be a rather interesting day.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        not sure about the therapist, unless she brought the beer, and she’s hot and giving the blowjob. If that’s the case can you refer her to me?

    • CanadaBear

      If ya wanna stay, stay. If ya wanna go, go. I hope ya stick around but you knew that before you posted.

      • Cuck Cooper

        Thank Canada, GP said it all. I’ve probably just been eating too much sugar. Lol

    • Trac, don’t become the new Eeyore, man.

      Who cares what ppl think of you? ESP bloggers you never met, nor will ever meet most likely.

      You think I give a fuck if ppl think I’m Stalin or have a Cutler voodoo doll or pee on coeds?

      “dooooooon’t caaaare”

      There’s been some REALLY insufferable fuckers on this blog, and if it makes you feel better, you are not one of them.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ldAQ6Rh5ZI

    • willbest

      You aren’t allowed to leave until you tell us who rules the world.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        I rule the world, but don’t tell anyone just yet. The last time it got out who I am it was an absolute mess, I was mobbed by so many adoring fans.

      • That’s what I’m waiting for.

        The big Trac reveal. It’s like only the 4rth season of the T-Files (T for Trac)

        Who’s ur Scully, Trac!?

    • AlbertInTucson

      I would only ask that you register here.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      yay, stick around it might get interesting.

  • EnderWiggin

    Holy crap. Steve Gutenberg and Kevin Bacon made a movie together?

  • AlbertInTucson

    DaBearsBlog‏ @dabearsblog
    More DaBearsBlog Retweeted Frank Laudicina
    Just a photo. I find his face funny.”

    Well, there was nothing FUNNY about what he did to the Bears.

  • BerwynBomber

    Goodell and his wife apparently have nothing on Kevin Durant:

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21003600/roger-goodell-wife-was-tweeting-incognito-defense

    • willbest

      If you are Rodger you gotta like the loyalty.

  • Zeke suspended. To the waiver wires!

    Oh wait, I already stashed Alfred Morris because I know more than lawyers!

    #FFteaBagging

    • willbest

      This improves our team though right?

    • AlbertInTucson

      How do we replace HIS production?!

      (9 targets – 1 catch).

  • AlbertInTucson

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog
    “All about quarterback. QBs move needle.”

    “The NFL is a TV show about Quarterbacks.” – Steve Czaban, ESPN 980, Washington, D.C.

  • BuddhaJoe

    The Bears can win, but they have to be more unpredictable on offense than they have been so far. Even with their shitty receivers they’ve gotta try and stretch the field to keep the defense honest so Howard and Cohen can do their thing without 8/9 in the box.

    Totally forgot to put on my wedding ring this morning, but thankfully my wife didn’t notice. It’s only been five days and I’ve never worn jewelry so I’m still getting used to it.

    • Irish Sweetness

      A leopard and his spots, Joe. I don’t know how Loggains and Fangio can make the changes when they are conceptual ones. It’s like hitting a human cabbage and scolding them, “GET SMART!”.

      Good luck with the ring .. .and life ‘in the ring’. Tee-hee!

      • BuddhaJoe

        Loggains made garbage like Hoyer and Barkley look good for a minute or two so I still have hope. Fangio I like and I don’t get your animosity, dude is doing what he can with a thin front 7 and a sketchy secondary. I’d like to see more blitzes too but he doesn’t have the guys in the back to risk it.

        As far as the wife, we’ve basically been there for two years so the the only thing that has changed is that it’s on paper. Other things will change soon I’m sure but I’m ready.

        Thanks for the well wishes!

    • CanadaBear

      Congrats on the nuptials! I’ll spare you the jokes. The only advice I’ve got is “Yes dear” and “I understand” go a long way. Esp the “I understand” (even when you don’t or weren’t listening). Best of luck.

  • BuddhaJoe

    Ya’ll need to be like Butch and and give a clue as to who you are if you change your handle. I haven’t been commenting long but I’ve been reading since the gnome code days and I don’t know who half of you are anymore.

  • Romo “Eagles coming out with 3 TEs or 6 Linemen and making you feel run, then hitting the receivers”

    What a concept.

    • BuddhaJoe

      No shit. Maybe Romo wants to be an OC.

  • willbest

    This game looks like its for home field advantage in the NFC

    • Think so. And it seems like both teams know it.

      But I’m still a lil skeptical about the Eagles. It’s hard for me to really believe in any NFCE team.

      not to mention Scwartz be w u as DC

      • Irish Sweetness

        Their line looks like the 85 Bears. Kind of. Wentz tosses more TDs than a mofo. That’ll do it. KC v PHI.

  • I hope Keuchly is not concussed.

    He’s had a long history of them including that severe one where he was crying while being carted off and didn’t even remember it.

    • Irish Sweetness

      It’s a bitch crying in public and not remembering it.

      • willbest

        From personal experience?

        • Irish Sweetness

          Probably 20 years of it … I don’t know … I can’t remember!

          • CanadaBear

            I believe the proper term is not KO’s but blackouts. At least that’s what I called ’em.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Watching Cam, it’s not hard to see how Kelvin never became fantasy gold.

    As soon as a guy dresses up like that, a Newton, a Portis …..

    • Cam is inaccurate and used to be in a more run-heavy O. That’s mainly why Benjy is not elite.

      OTH, go Ertz!

  • Irish Sweetness

    Blount-force trauma the whole way now ..

  • Every other NFL O looks 10X more creative than the Bears.

    It’s like we’re playing Sega and everyone else is on PS4.

    Well, except for the Ravens. They suck too.

    • willbest

      Fins, browns…

  • K Jake Eliot. Available.

    But Pace was good w Barf

  • willbest

    Pin his arm no big deal

  • willbest

    Shaq Thompson who wanted him? He looks good

  • willbest

    Cox earning his paycheck

  • Marc Trestman

    I really don’t appreciate my image being used at the top of this blog.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Shut up Marc!

    • Irish Sweetness

      We don’t appreciate your image at all, sunshine.

    • How did that Synergy speech at the Hyatt go?

      • Marc Trestman

        I will have you know that I am now the Head Coach of the Toronto Argonauts

    • CanadaBear

      Glad your back. Tell us the real story about Kromer planting the story in the media and then crying in front of the whole team. That must have been a great bonding/healing moment for the team.

      • Marc Trestman

        Kromer was a great fall guy, and a drunken idiot. God, I hated Jay, it twas I that actually planted the story. I got Kromer tequila drunk the night before and convinced him he was the one that actually leaked the story. It worked like a charm. You should have seen him blubbering to the team, you could barely make out what he was saying. I was shocked how well Jay took the betrayal. He just sat in the corner of the room feet kicked up on the table. He slowly put a cigarette in his mouth and lit it with a flaming $100 from that ridiculous contract we gave him. Laughing lightly, he then began blowing smoke rings.

  • misdirection hb screen.

  • What sophmore QB is doing better?

    Goff-Wentz-Dak

    • willbest

      Definitely looks like the next generation.

  • Shaq v Agholor?

    Talk about a mismatch.

    V for victory!

    • Irish Sweetness

      So all the talk about us ‘losing’ Jeffrey. He’s not even their best receiver, or close to it. He has a defense, a quarterback, and it’s the same old AJ.

      Pace has provided Biscuit with a bunch of six-footers though.

      • willbest

        You mean where he is missing another catch and 25 yards because the db pinned his arm?

        • Irish Sweetness

          That guy must have followed him around all season because he’s got 50 yards a game in an aerial paradise.

  • willbest

    Browns gave up Wentz, Watson, Mahomes, and Trubisky

    • Wouldn’t you for Kizer?

      • You can also add Dak to that list, though a lot of teams passed, but still…

        • willbest

          I was just running off first round QBs. All 32 teams passed on dak 3 times

          • Irish Sweetness

            Did we pass on him 4 times? We must have.

    • Malice Halice

      That’s just da qb’s! I hate that city as far as sports is concerned.

  • willbest

    Yeah that was a hit

  • lol Po Cam

  • willbest

    Ah shwartz

  • I remember back in the days those penalties were off-setting.

    Glad they changed it.

  • willbest

    Holding offsets personal fouls, why wouldn’t delay of game?

    • Irish Sweetness

      5 v 15?

  • Talk about predictable.

    Any time Benjamin is out, they run.

  • Oh oh.

    Cams’ shoulder looks gimpy

  • EnderWiggin

    Looks like a TD to me.

  • willbest

    I think it breaks

  • Nice lil play we could run with Cohen, but wont’

    • Irish Sweetness

      We should use Cohen like they do McCaffrey. Use him as a decoy when he’s not carrying. I don’t know if we’re doing that or not. But he’s not very effective right now. Wasn’t the Vikings pass rush the perfect place to be dumping screens on Cohen?

      • Should’ve been. Cheap lil screens to a playmaking HB make it easier for the rook and slow their pass rush.

        But Birdcage went missionary.

  • willbest

    Cubs trying to make it too interesting

  • That’s why he’s a CB

  • willbest

    Good lord cam

  • EnderWiggin

    Anything Cam throws longer than 15 yards is all over the place. Like, helium in the ball or something.

  • Boy, Cam’s decision making has looked horrible.
    Wonder if his shoulder is fucked up.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Annnnnnnd ……Cutlered.

    Fangio gives Cam the time to find a receiver and make that pass.

  • Gunner just gave Panther’s free TO

  • willbest

    I love how they have a kicking expert

  • willbest

    Victory formation

  • willbest

    Cubs need to just put their starters in. This bench is rancid

  • 3rd and 1.

    Pass.
    4rth and 1.

    Pass.

    With Cam who can fall forward for 2 yds.

  • BerwynBomber

    Cam is a tremendous, one-of-a-kind athlete. And at times he is one helluva QB. But almost as often? He’s kinda meh. Bad mechanics. Bad accuracy. Questionable decision-making. And career PR that is basically Cutler’s.

    Really like Wentz. Liked him within a few plays of getting a look at him last year at Soldier. He is still learning but he learns FAST. Only part of his game I don’t like is that wonky throwing motion of his. But sometimes it might be good to live with a guy’s idiosynchrasies.

  • Irish Sweetness

    I don’t know if it was Harvey Weinstein …. but it takes balls to grab Terry Crews balls ….

    terrycrews ✔@terrycrews
    My wife n I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates. (2/cont.)
    2:45 AM – Oct 11, 2017

    • EnderWiggin

      It shouldn’t surprise me that a big exec would ask/demand ‘favors’ from young talent while promising dreams. But it does. Some of the stories I have read really make you think.
      I don’t care if the dude is seeking treatment – he needs punished. Severely.
      I’m glad 30+ extremely credible actresses/models/Crews have told their story. Our future youngins’ don’t need to go through that.

      • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

        probably just the tip of the iceberg.

        • EnderWiggin

          blech

        • willbest

          Hollywood protects more pedos than the public school system and the Catholic Church combined

  • BerwynBomber

    Can’t remember the last time I saw a penalty discrepancy like that. PHI seemed undisciplined at times, but there was a whole lot of home cooking going on. Wow.

    CAR’s D and Cam’s athleticism should keep them around all year, but wonder if they will be a bit up and down.

    PHI looks solid like KC. Nothing they do poorly.

  • Joecashflow

    When it rains, it……..League sources: #Bears WR Markus Wheaton has a tear in his groin and could miss 4-6 weeks.

    • AlbertInTucson

      6 hour old news.

      Blog consensus was pretty much “Markus who?”

    • CanadaBear

      He’s a china doll.

  • It’s all part of the plan

    Here come the last 3 outs of the single craziest fucking baseball game i’ve ever seen.

  • CanadaBear

    Tin Men that Jeff mentions has some really funny parts. Whenever all the siding salesman are together, it’s funny as hell. When they start riffing on Bonanza, laughter ensues.

  • RedBulls83

    If our DBs can’t pick off Flacco, that will be very depressing.

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