• That Guy

    So let’s get 2,000 comments while Jeff’s away eating ham.

    • SC Dave

      Only 1,998 to go!

      I thought about making a snarky comment about being the first to say “golf sucks” when I read this “article” an hour or two ago, but blew it off.

      • That Guy

        You are a matter man than me.

        I just can’t resist being “that guy”.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Yo, NBIT!

          We need a showdown at the hoe-down.

          • CanadaBear

            I don’t think that’s NBIT. Confusing but I’m pretty sure it’s someone else.

          • NBIT is now “NBIT NOT that guy”

    • Irish Sweetness

      Minnesota aren’t playing.

    • KentuckyBearsFan

      I can’t do 2000 comments without whiskey. At 4a.m.

      But I can otherwise. In a good mood.

      Even with a toothache.

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    Limp Bizkit means I am clearly drinking again.

    “My Way”

    I’ve been throwing out everything that I think used to define me.

    Fuck that. All that is important is in my head.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      It’s morning!!!! Why start so early?

      • Sactowns#1

        Because you cant drink all day if you dont start in the morning.

        • KentuckyBearsFan

          Because I spent 3 days hungover daydreaming.

          And now I am awake again. And thank god eating again.

          Even if it is Chipotle. And grocery store challah bread.

          (As a a middle-aged man I made the mistake of drinking beer and IPA’s without eating a few days ago…..and then I’m like just hungover for days which NEVER used to happen)

          • CanadaBear

            Not eating when you’re drinking is a bad, bad thing. Always led to a train wreck when I was still drinking.

          • KentuckyBearsFan

            I used to get away with it.

            But now if I don’t eat I’m an idiot.

            Like 3 days ago.

          • CanadaBear

            No sense in beating yourself up about it! Although, keeping it in mind the next time you’re getting happy would be a good thing. One of my last nights of drinking led to a 3-day hangover. I quit a few weeks later (due to spending the night in the old Cross Bar Hotel).

          • Irish Sweetness

            (raises hand)

            And pills.

          • CanadaBear

            If the pills were speed or halucinogenics it might help to keep you from going into a blackout but no guarantees. I stopped taking speed in my early 20’s and have no access to the other stuff. Weed and edibles are king out here.

        • Irish Sweetness

          You can start the night before …

    • Irish Sweetness

      I’d throw out Limp Bizkit dude ….

  • That Guy

    I think the Bears should’ve kept an emergency back-up kicker in the press box. Some 36 year old accountant would’ve been better than Barth.

  • CanadaBear

    I think Kentucky BF is onto something. Considering the previous thread had almost no action and it’s not like there is anything in Jeff’s post to start a convo, so we might as well play some music. Here’s Dick Dale and Stevie Ray Vaughan killing the Chantay’s Pipeline. Super cheesy video for a super cheesy movie (Back to the Beach with Frankie and Annette) but the video will make you smile at times and the music rocks furiously. Turn it up all the way Bears Brothers!

    • SC Dave

      Back at ya, bro! John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, Paul Butterfield, Etta James, Elvin Bishop, among others.

      • CanadaBear

        That’s a good one! I post a daily video on FB for the Nanaimo Blues Society. I haven’t missed a day in over 3 years. For anyone that likes Blues or Roots music, check it out. I’ve posted parts of that one before. I’m not 100% sure but I think all of those people you listed are members of the Rock ‘n Roll HOF (not that it means anything). Check out Marva Wright (NOLA) wailing on top of the horns in this one. What a force of nature!

        • SC Dave

          Smokin!

          Speaking of smoke…

          Johnny slowed way down over the years, but damn that was a *consummate* blues man.

          • CanadaBear

            Loved Johnny. Saw him a few times. The last time I saw him about 4 years ago, he was totally clean for the first time in forever. The show was fantastic! It was great to see him wail on his Firebird during Highway 61 Revisited. He was feeling so frisky he even got up and stalked around the stage for a while!

            Here’s one of my all-time fave Blues men playing a fave. The pics in the vid are great.

          • SC Dave

            Wow… thanks for the pointer… so many great blues artists I know nothing about. I take it you’ve heard of this dude…

            Edit: Oh, and he’s playing in Vancouver 25 June.

          • CanadaBear

            I saw him once back in the late 80’s. Killer guitarist. I know this makes me an old geezer but I live on Vancouver Island so I have to take a ferry back to the mainland to see entertainment. I rarely get over there for that reason. Not to mention the expense. Ferry each way, dinner, show, overnight in Vancouver, etc. It adds up to a few hundred dollars/night. Unless it’s an all-time fave that isn’t coming over to the Island, I almost always take a pass on Vancouver shows. Stunningly beautiful city that’s also stunningly expensive. Yeah, I’m a tight ass!!!!!!

          • SC Dave

            Damn it Canada, I need to come out to see you, since I’ve never been there.

            Here’s a tune from a band I somehow suspect you’ve heard of, tho I’d be surprised if if much of the blog has..

            One of my favorite bands of the past 30 years… “moving forward with Scotland’s past”. Allen Reid is a fucking treasure.

            But I picked this particular song because I *very* much expect you know the place, tho I do not.

          • CanadaBear

            This was a new one for me. Really liked the tune. I’m familiar with the area but not the harbor. Really pretty area. Whidbey Island, WA is beautiful and Deception Pass is a kick to ride over on a bicycle.

            Vancouver Island is beautiful (so is the entire area on both sides of the border) and truly laid back. Tons of hiking/biking trails and places to explore. Pacific Rim N.P. and the Juan de Fuca Trail are awesome. The west side of the Island is wilder with Tofino being the surfing capital of Canada. The surfing is small potatoes compared to Southern Cal. Fishing is incredible around the Island (esp if you have a boat, I don’t). My favorite stat about Vancouver Island is 20% of Canada’s mt lion population lives here. We live at the highest elevation in town and have a killer view. Behind us is 400 acres of bush with numerous mt lions. I haven’t seen any here but there are sightings all the time (not to mention lost pet signs all over). I love living here but Winter is a bitch in an odd way. Don’t get much snow but tons of rain and very little sunshine (that’s the hard part). Overall it’s pretty much 4.5 months of rainy/cloudy weather and 7.5 months of pretty spectacular weather (typical highs 70’s-low 80’s and lows around 50) for most of those months.

      • KentuckyBearsFan

        I could listen to John Lee Hooker all day.

        Boom boom boom

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    So I heard on a Kevin Smith podcast that a ZOMBIE director Danny Boyle will do the next James Bond.

    Hell yes.

    He did Trainspotting, Slumdog, and Sunshine.

    • CanadaBear

      I haven’t seen a Bond film in forever but that has to be a good thing (Boyle directing).

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    Kevin Smith almost died with a heart attack …and he was back within a week or two.

    • CanadaBear

      He was lucky to catch the blocked artery in time. Happy for him. Truly seems like a great guy.

      • EnderWiggin

        Yeah, its weird that he had the big one AFTER losing 70 pounds or so.

        • CanadaBear

          Ticking time bomb for sure. Fluffy (Gabriel Iglesias) has lost a ton of weight, too. He was up to 445!

    • He was staying at a hospital my ex worked at. Was gonna see if he could hunt him down. It’s not as if he was private about it. He was posting selfies.
      Wouldve been ironic if Jay, a confessed heroine addict, outlived Silent Bob.
      Guess red meat and burritos are a lethal addiction for some too

  • Sactowns#1

    Well gents, I have dealing with an ongoing issue here and need some feedback. I can give you the big, long winded story, but in essence my question is; what is the best way to get a resistant public agency to implement policies which would be in the best interest of the public? So far directly informing the agency of the issues and asking them to act has proven futile.

    • CanadaBear

      My only advice is to find someone that has some juice with the agency and tell them your issue. Find out if any of your friends or co-workers know any higher-ups in the agency. That’s all I got.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      Does the rest of the “public” feel it would be in their best interests too?

      • Sactowns#1

        Unfortunately the majority of the public is probably totally unaware of the issue. So I’ve thought about writing a few pieces for the local weekly paper and making the public aware but fear that may just cause the public agency to buck up and shut down dialogue.

        • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

          So how do you know if it is in their best interest?

          • Sactowns#1

            Because the market is being cornered by a few individuals. I’m sure if the public knew then they would pitch a fit.

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            It’s Portland. Start a rally, it will quickly turn into a protest, the devolve even faster into a riot. That will get everyone’s attention

          • John F

            What does a Portland riot look like? Do people throw their coffee in the streets, or refuse to eat kale? What exactly?

          • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

            Nope they get violent in Portland. Pretty sure every year there is a “riot” in Portland where they set fires, destroyed cars and clash with police in the downtown area. The best riot was the Black Friday Vegan Strip Club Riot.

            http://thatoregonlife.com/2014/11/portland-police-arrest-35-black-friday-vegan-strip-club-riot/

          • SC Dave

            Didn’t they shut down a Tex-Mex place in Portland because is was run by Anglos and hence not permitted by the “cultural appropriation” Nazis?

          • SC Dave

            “Sanford allegedly struck the customer with a small pick axe with an old
            growth Douglas Fir handle, and everything went downhill from there.”

            Ha ha ha !!! The pick axe handle was, of course, old growth.

          • SC Dave

            Yeah, block a highway and you’re getting somewhere!

          • willbest

            Are they buying influence, and sending thugs to competitors or do thet just run the most profitable business in the market and using it to purchase competitors

        • I’m guessing the best way is also the most expensive way. Lawyer up.
          However, good ole community civil activism could be a way. Cities and towns hold meetings for the civic minded. Usually it’s made up of old farts, but hey, there they are. Guessing there’s some form of council meetings as well.
          I think u mentioned ur part of a softball team, there’s a good gauge to see how ur idea will fly. A mini research focus team.
          A letter to the editor MAY work if they care about image

          • SC Dave

            Yeah, the geezer activists that thing they’re helping something.

            poverty inc.

            Go watch. Except you, Butch, are exactly *not* the person that needs to see it. It’s the “do gooders” that need to see it.

            But, of course, they WON’T. Because the film is about the RESULTS, not about their “compassion”.

            Liberalism overseas, just like in America, is all about creating a dependent slave class to vote the right way.

          • I have nothing against those guys. Just trying to clue him in on what to expect. Like when I ran a voting booth, it was mostly retired guys except for one kid who was doing it for a college course or something.

            I was there from like 6am to 6pm, and even went with the guy to deliver the box.

            It’s an interesting process. One of the old geezers was putting up the posters and said, “I’m putting this one up higher (the english one) because this is still America”.

            As if ppl who read Madarin, Spanish, Japanese, Indian…are somehow less “american”

            But, I let it slide. He’s old, and his kind will die off soon, mercifully.

            The one other guy who I talked a lot with was actually one of the most interesting ppl I met.

            A retired detective from Chicago. Talk about seeing shit.

            He also worked in the Rampart District in L.A. which is equally dangerous.

            Worked on a lot of stuff actually esp after 9/11 which I can’t go too much into.

            However, the Detective did have an interesting story.

            Apparently, he worked on catching the Unibomber. He worked for the Postal Fraud service or something.

            Anyways, he says not many ppl think about them but that actually mail fraud is the quickest easiest way to nail ppl, esp corporations cuz for every bum check, or fraudulent doc they send over the mail, that’s like 20 yrs. EACH.

            So apparently, judges love using the postal police cuz it’s quick an easy. No muss. No fuzz. Cooperate and plead cuz we got the records.

            Anyhow, so he also worked on the Unibomber case (self explanatory).

            But I asked why it took so long to nail the sucker.

            Well, he blamed it on inter-agency pettiness. He said the FBI, ATF, Postal, and who knows who else was on the case trying to make a name for themselves, and didn’t exactly share info (pre 9-11).

            He claimed it was actually the Postal Service who caught him. That the Unibomber used a specific stamp only sold in a handful of post offices across the country.

            They staked them out. Used profiling. Ended up leading to the Unibomber and his mountain shack.

            Kinda funny story. So smart and meticulous, and ended up getting caught cuz of stamps.

          • SC Dave

            Totally disagree on the English thing, Butch. It’s the nation’s language. Fuck the participation trophy idea – learn it.

            And nowadays, the “authorities” could never convict him, since “profiling” is “racist” and no longer a permissible way to catch psychopaths.

          • willbest

            what makes a person an American? I presume you subscribe to the notion that anyone can be an American. And its clear that knowing English isn’t a requirement in your book. So what are the minimum features of an American such that if a person didn’t hold those ideals they couldn’t be an American. Is it really just being physically present in the country and a proclamation of desire?

        • Irish Sweetness

          Guerilla marketing – I like it.

    • John F

      You needed to have made political contributions to the mayor/city council these past few years. Those are really the only people you can influence individually. If you want things done, you have to have participated in the political process for a while – meaning contributing money or helping raise money for the elected officials.

      The only alternative I can think of is to contact potential allies (civic groups, business leaders, other politicians) that are already plugged into the system and convince them that they should use their influence to get what you want done.

    • SC Dave

      I have no real idea, but I would say that as far as the world works, figure out a legitimate way to starve the bureaucracy of money, and you have a chance.

      In the end, its *always* about the money.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Bribe them? Isn’t that how things work?

  • catfish44

    THEY’RE RIGHT. BEARS NEED DIFFERENCE MAKERS!!!
    One Mistake Each NFL Team Must Avoid Making in the 2018 NFL Draft Chicago Bears: Trading Out of Range for an Elite Prospect.
    There aren’t always can’t-miss prospects in an NFL draft, but there are a few perceived as such this year. They include Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and NC State pass-rusher Bradley Chubb.

    Because of a possible run on quarterbacks at the top of Round 1, the Chicago Bears may be in position to grab one of these elite prospects with the eighth overall pick.

    Chicago may be tempted to trade that pick to a team that wants a quarterback or one of these elite prospects. There are a few needs on the roster, so accumulating more picks wouldn’t be the worst strategy. However, the Bears shouldn’t pass on an elite prospect either.

    Chicago might not need a running back, but if it can land Nelson, Fitzpatrick or Chubb, it should do so. Moving up a spot or two might even make sense to secure a player with perennial All-Pro potential.

    If one of the aforementioned prospects isn’t available, the Bears might consider a corner like Ward or Jackson to pair with Kyle Fuller.

    Adding more picks is nice, but drafting one of these elite prospects could help give the Bears a dominant defense or offensive line to partner with Mitchell Trubisky and Chicago’s new-look receiving corps. If Chicago can trade down a couple of spots and still land one, great. But passing on them altogether would be a mistake.————-http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2766777-one-mistake-each-nfl-team-must-avoid-making-in-the-2018-nfl-draft

    • ButtonShoes

      There’s one thing that Pace doesn’t do, and that’s trade down in the 1st round. If anything, he’ll trade up or try to.

      • catfish44

        yep, not yet.

      • But that’s usually because he’s really never in a position to trade down.
        He HAD to trade up for Trub and Floyd.
        I can see him doing the same for Chubb or even Nelson IF tbe cost isnt too prohibitive ( which i think it will be)
        Also , he’s missing a 3rd to use as ammo. A 3rd i know he’s going to get back somehow.

        That could be by trading down in the first.
        MIA at #11 for example is a prime trade down target if Mayfield is still available at #8

        At #11 Bears should be able to still land a player in tne 2nd tier. Minkah, Edmunds, McGlinchey, Davenport, Harold Landry, etc

        Plus a 3rd and maybe a 6th or something.

        That’s totally realistic in this draft packed w QBs

        • Irish Sweetness

          Saints from 27 to 8 … get their QB?

          • CanadaBear

            They would have to trade a boatload of picks to move that far. The extra picks would be nice but going from the top shelf to the shelf below in the first rd isn’t too exciting.

          • Saints 28 is worth 660 points. Their 2nd worth 300. So even if they gave us their 1st and 2nd, it still wouldnt be enough according to the chart.
            They would have to throw in next yr’s 1st as well

            Doubt the Saints give up that.

            They’re in a weird place though.

            In some sense, they’re in win now mode w Brees.

            But they have a young core outside Brees who can compete for yrs to come like the Queens

    • Irish Sweetness

      QB #3 or #4 could be right there at 8. Pace might get an offer, and getting that Trubs picks back would be nice.

      • catfish44

        pick at #8 or trade up.

        • Bears don’t have much ammo to trade up, unless one argues that Chubb or Quentin is worth a 1st AND 2nd.

          • catfish44

            know that. chubb may be worth it. could put the defense near elite level.

  • Joecashflow

    Kendall Wright signed by Vikes. Double bummer.

    • EnderWiggin

      100 rec -1,100 yrds – 6 td

    • meh. I doubt he’ll get many targets behind Diggs and Theilan

      • Joecashflow

        Still, last year proved we need the depth.

        • He brings little to the table in my view.

          He’s a slot but without any upside. Gabriel will play on both outside and slot and can do whatever Wright can but take it to the house on any play.

          So, Allen, Cam and White on the outside, Gabriel on the inside.

          That’s more like it.

          I also wouldn’t be surprised if they take a Tyreek Hill flyer at WR in the later RDs.

          Wright is a JAG IMO.

          Need to gamble on ballerz.

  • SC Dave

    So I’ll pull the bullshit to the top…

    https://www.amazon.com/Poverty-Inc-George-Ayittey/dp/B01AZ1CG1E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522454616&sr=8-1&keywords=poverty+inc

    TEN THOUSAND NGOs in Haiti. Enslave away, do-gooders!

    18 minute mark… goddamn it, “compassionate” liberals, GET THE FUCK OUT OF THESE PEOPLE’S WAY and let them thrive. You know, through the evil of capitalism.

    • SC Dave

      23:10

    • SC Dave

      24:58 “a dependence mentality”.

      Welcome to the “Great Society” of USA, brother.

    • SC Dave

      24:50 “a dependence mentality”.

      Welcome to the great compassion of American liberalism, brother.

    • SC Dave

      Tom’s Shoes is the Antichrist. Watch at 52:00.

      Fucking rascists.

    • SC Dave

      1:20:00. The racism of progressive liberal “artists”. And remember, destroyers like Bono have been at work destroying black America for four generations in exactly the same way.

      1:24:00. So, the fucking idiot finally figured a tiny bit of it out.

      Such a smug little cunt. I despise that fucker.

  • SC Dave

    Jeff, I challenge you to watch Poverty, Inc.

    Maybe you could tweet about something that matters on a bigger scale.

    • DaBearsBlog

      I have seen Poverty Inc. but I lose dozens of followers whenever I tweet about anything non Bears

      • SC Dave

        Doesn’t seem to stop you from certain things.

        Is it just stuff that the more left leaning might find offensive that gives you pause?

        Not trying to be snarky, Jeff. Just curious.

        • John F

          Is it just stuff that the more left leaning might find offensive that gives you pause?

          I think this is one of those rhetorical questions I have heard so much about ………

  • Irish Sweetness
    • Big Mike

      Wasn’t going to make the team.

  • Irish Sweetness
  • Joecashflow

    #3 punter in league, averaging 46.8 ypp is cut by Jon Gruden. Vikes interested. We should be but probably won’t because the guy is considered too big an ego. We need a little wild man on the sidelines!

    • He’s a bit of a primadonna. That’s usu NOT a good thing for a punter.

      That being said, from all accounts, Lechler liked to party, and he punted for like 50 yrs.

      Say we should bring him in.

      I don’t want O’Donell on this team.

      • AlbertInTucson

        Gruden doesn’t pay punters $3M per.

        • Joecashflow

          Hoping we don’t ever punt this year. Otherwise, we need This Guy !

          • AlbertInTucson

            At $3M per, he better be RAY Guy.

      • Joecashflow

        Would Pace take Sherman for $3 mil, if totally healthy? Yes? Than it’s just about money, not primadonna. They should try and get This guy. Where’s This Guy ?

  • Was finally reading scouting reports on QBs. Interesting.
    I said last draft that Trub was the best QB in that class. Still stick with it.
    However, I didn’t think much of the class, and I thought Trub’s floor could be Locker.

    So, after a season, I compared stats.

    ———games–comp%–Yds—TDs–INTs–Rating
    Locker—11—–56.4—-2,176—10—11—-74.0
    Trubisky-10—- 59.4—-2,193—-7—-7—–77.5

    Big note. Locker only played 5 games as a rook, so his 11 games I used came from his sophomore campaign (but given that if you combine his 11+5 games, that’s still essentially a rookie “yr”)

    From memory, their draft profile was a lot a like. Both 6’2 220ish with muscular build, good arms, mobility and somewhat “projects”.

    The worry about Locker was accuracy and brains.
    The worry about Trub was experience, and as the yr went on, accuracy (and maybe brains).

    Locker never did get over the accuracy or dumb issues. He never got above 60% and was TO prone.

    Trubisky even as a rook already seemed better than Locker at both.

    So it seems like the worst case scenario won’t be Locker (phew) esp when one factors in the Fox and friends factor.

    Now let’s hope Bisquit surpasses the comp at the next tier: Tannenhill

    And the tier after that. Dak

    • Some more prelim draft talk b4 I do yard work. Here are the grades by NFL.com (Zierlein)

      Darnold 7.0. Comp. Luck (“Fold 4 Darnold!” 2017 pre-draft motto w Hoyer at helm)
      Trubisky 6.3 Comp. Stafford (Yo, not shabby for giving up a 3rd!)
      Rosen 6.19 Comp. Trent Green (Green? Ouch, babe. Chosen for mediocrity I guess)
      Mayfield 6.03 Comp. Flutie (Flutie Flakes! Like Brees will have to play near flawless)
      Allen 6.01. Comp. Locker (Surprising. Apparently he can be Locker or Wentz. Might go #1 overall)
      Watson 5.98 Comp. Mariotta (No one really doubted his talent, rather his durability)
      Mahomes 5.87. Comp. Cutler (Light em if you got em! Hope Andy Reid’s heart is stable)

      Draft profile on Trub.

      Negatives

      Almost 98 percent of his dropbacks came from shotgun. Will have to learn NFL footwork from under center which could take time. Benefits from offense loaded with RPOs (run-pass option) that pull linebackers forward and open easier throwing windows. Played in space-based passing attack that didn’t often ask him to throw to tight windows in traffic. Arm slot will drop way down causing batted balls at line of scrimmage. Too willing to float balls rather than air-mailing them out of bounds when he’s making a bail-out throw against pressure. Needs better drive accuracy between the hashes. Has a tendency to leave throws in hip pocket of moving targets. Inconsistent deep ball touch. Has touchdown opportunities he babies and invites defenders time to recover. Not always pocket aware. Hyper-focuses on shifting parts down the field and can be late to feel pressure collapsing the edges.

      NFL Source

      There are times he looks like another Carson Wentz and then there are times he looks like Blaine Gabbert. He has starting qualities and he’ll go early, but he better get better at seeing blitzes and throwing hot or he’ll get eaten alive by the exotic packages they are throwing at quarterbacks these days.” — Area scout for AFC team

      Conclusion

      Trubisky will have to become much more pocket aware and do a better job of recognizing and attacking blitzes to back NFL defensive coordinators off. He hasn’t put all the pieces together yet, but the puzzle is all right in front. Trubisky projects as a good starting quarterback with a high floor and the potential to be great.

      http://www.nfl.com/draft/2017/profiles/mitch-trubisky?id=2558008

      Butch notes.

      What Zierlein pointed out seems pertinent.

      NFL figured out fast to blitz Trub. This was for a number of reasons. One, no weapons. Two. Dumb HC. Three, rook. But book was out on him since college. Blitz makes Trub wilt.

      It’s something he’ll def have to overcome lest he become another Locker/Gabbert (though Gabbert was just a pussy).

      Trub’s arm dropping something to track. I somewhat remember a lot of batted balls, but don’t know how that stacked against other QBs across the league (Data?)

      Inconsistent deep ball, or all balls, for that matter, which took me by surprise because in college and PS Trub looked deadly accurate. But like Zierlein diagnosed, could be due to getting used to playing under center and the almighty footwork. Hopefully, that can be rewired.

      Trub also has to improve on his pocket-awareness overall. Towards the end, he did start throwing it away as opposed to just eating sacks (usually off blitzes).

      Gotta a lot of work to do in his sopmore campaign.

      Though if both him and Nagy are the real deal, they should make tremendous progress in those areas.

      • BerwynBomber

        Interesting …

        Allen reminds me most of Rivers.

        The Bisky/Stafford comparison has pluses/minuses. On one hand, Stafford had/has insane arm talent. He can throw from all angles and seemingly underhanded for twenty yards if needed. OTOH, he has a bit of Cutty in him and is capable of some dodo decision-making.

        The Jackson 40/wonderlic thing amuses me. So he refuses to run the 40 but decides to take the wonderlic? Why? Who’s advising him? Oh, that’s right. He “hired” his mom to act as his agent.

        In the large scheme of things, it probably doesn’t matter, but he may have cost himself a few extra dollars.

        • That Guy

          I don’t see Jackson ending up at QB. While it sucks, QBs of his type are better served not fighting the inertia of the NFL and just changing position. Look at Pryor. Then look at Tebow.

          If you have the physical gifts Jackson has, and the question marks about your abilities as a pocket-NFL-passer, no team (not coached by Josh McDaniels) is going to blow a high draft pick on you and plug you in as QB. Even with a Heisman on your shelf.

          And if your Wonderlic is so low teams don’t even see you as a potential competent backup, holding a clipboard and helping your starter prep for games, then you should just prepare for a career in the CFL.

          • BerwynBomber

            I don’t quite agree. I think he will be given a legit shot. Raw athletic talent is never given up on so easily in the NFL.

            But I don’t think he helped his draft stock, and I suspect he will have a short peak like V. Young.

          • I would agree w you but Watson just took the league by storm and some scouts think Allen is a better passer than Watson.

            The comp is Vick who made the Falcons competitive, but others are saying he’s closer to Cunningham.

            A team just has to have a very specific plan for him like they did w Watson.

            Walterfootball has the Steelers drafting him late in the 1st.

            That would be interesting.

            Imagine Allen and Bell in the read option while Brown and Ju Ju run down field. Woukd be a nightmare to defend.

            But as with Watson, will have durabilty concerns. If i drafted Allen, I’d sign Kap as backup

          • Irish Sweetness

            Watson scored 6 points higher than Jackson ….got a 20.

      • CanadaBear

        The book on every rookie QB is to blitz them.

        • AlbertInTucson

          Especially if he throws to nobody that scares you.

        • Irish Sweetness

          And about 90% of vet QBs.

          Somebody send Fangio the memo.

          • CanadaBear

            Top 10 D with not all that much talent.

      • Big Mike

        Good stuff my friend,. He now has more starting experience in the NFL than he had in college. He gets a whole off season with QB whisperers and NFL receivers. Can you imagine the difference for him throwing to the 2018 crew, vs the 2017 crew. He’s going to be like “ohhhhh, I see..” His competitive nature and intensity was inspiring. I’m 90/10 that he’s going to be a good to very good QB this season.

        • I’m looking forward to seeing his progression. The new receiving corp and scheme will def improve his stats. Specifics he needs to work on

          Pocket presence. Sensing the rush, knowing when to step up, when to take the sack, when to throw it away.

          Accuracy. Has to hit 62% IMO, esp in dink-dunk WCO. Footwork and scheme knowledge must be good.

          Awareness. Recognizing Ds, audibling to runs, setting pass protections, calling hot routes. Down-distance acumen.

          Trub showed a good baseline esp in not throwing INTs. Just gotta continue to improve. They say the sophmore jump is the biggest, so hope he looks lethal

      • Irish Sweetness

        What worries me is the footwork, if he doesn’t get that right …. no WCO.

        • Yeah, that’s the danger of any shotguy/rpo college QB.
          Can footwork be rewired in the NFL, or must that muscle memory begin from college?

          In that sense, Trub’s college inexperience can be viewed as a positive. The muscle memory wasn’t rooted in 4 yrs of starting, so perhaps it can be easier to re-brain wash him.

          Or, maybe not. Footwork seems like humor. Either you got it or you don’t.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Put him on Dancing With The Stars …. seriously.

    • “Modestly” Huge Bears Penis

      While Trubs had to deal with the Fox and friends factor. Locker had to deal with one of Fishers disciples with Munchak.

      • I considered that, and still concluded Fox was a worse handicap (though it’s close, which is why I think Locker is a good comp)

    • Irish Sweetness

      This is where stats go nowhere ….

      Aikman–11–52.9%–1749–9 TDs–18 INTs–55 rating

      His numbers are worse than Locker and Trubs. He’s in the HoF. Extrapolate.

      • BerwynBomber

        Played on a much worse team than Trubisky as a rookie and got his brains beat in.

      • That was a different era, Irish.

        Wow, I feel old now typing that.

        One can use Eli or even Peyton’s rook yr, but tried to use a more modern comp and a guy I personally feared Trub could turn out to be in Locker.

        Think he’s beyond that floor.

        He may indeed settle into a Stafford type (but with legs), which is enough to win.

        Of course, the dream is he becomes an Alex Smith +.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Holy tits. If Alex Smith is anyone’s ceiling …..

          Gimme Jimmy!

          • Alex Smith PLUS.

            Yah know, I used to not like Alex Smith. He was like the opposite of Cutler to a fault.

            But when he went toe-to-toe with Brees in the playoffs a few yrs back, that opened my eyes.

            He’s very capable of unleashing, but I think Reid just cucks him.

            Alex Smith (and Bortles) did enough to win in the playoffs last season.

            But some very questionable HC moves (and ref shannigans) ended their runs.

            Alex Smith is not Andy Dalton, that’s fo sho.

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    Billy Joel

  • AlbertInTucson

    Happy Easter, Passover.

    • Frank Smith

      Google is paying now 98 dollars every hour. what’s more, catch each week salary … Any person can do this possibility!!!this Sunday I got a great new volvo after just making $9568 last five weeks .it seems my favourite-work but you could not forgive yourself if you do not visit it.!le31a:⇛⇛⇛ http://GoogleStyleBusinessOpportunity/make/99$/hr ★★p★★★f★★★f★★n★f★★s★★★o★★z★i★★★t★o★★q★★k★c★x★★★k★s★★h★★★g★★g★i★y★★q★f★★y:::::::!qw073b:aan

  • BuddhaJoe

    Well since we’re trying to get comments while Jefe and the Bears are gone let me just say my Tigers are gonna be fucking hard to watch this year. Lost the opener after 13 innings, then today they lost after Fulmer only gave up 1 run. We here knew they were rebuilding but fuck me.

    It was fun seeing Gardenhire get ejected in his first game, so there’s that.

    • Sactowns#1

      Dare I say my A’s might actually be a lot of fun to watch this season.

  • Frank Smith

    Google is paying now 98 dollars every hour. what’s more, catch each week salary … Any person can do this possibility!!!this Sunday I got a great new volvo after just making $9568 last five weeks .it seems my favourite-work but you could not forgive yourself if you do not visit it.!le31a:⇛⇛⇛ http://GoogleStyleBusinessOpportunity/make/99$/hr ★★p★★★f★★★f★★n★f★★s★★★o★★z★i★★★t★o★★q★★k★c★x★★★k★s★★h★★★g★★g★i★y★★q★f★★y:::::::!qw073b:aa

    • Russian Hacked Pacebot 2.0

      The way you use your words…..like a modern day Tolstoy.

  • EnderWiggin

    Steltz Bomber missed the class action suit for brain injuries cut-off by one month. So he’s starting his own suit. https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/04/01/former-bears-safety-craig-steltz-suing-nfl-over-traumatic-brain-injuries/

  • SC Dave

    Hey Canada…

    Was listening to a Patty Griffin mix and this was included. This gal sings okay.

    • EnderWiggin

      Wow. No transition between the soft and harder stuff, seems kinda original for country-rock. She has a powerful voice, is she related to Belinda?

    • CanadaBear

      I’ve heard of her but wasn’t familiar with her work. Nice tune. Good voice.

  • Benny The Jet is back.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/04/02/benny-cunningham-re-signs-with-bears/#comments

    Surprised to find that he has more receiving yds than rushing yds to date.

    Still think Pace is eyeing a md rd RB to Nagy’s liking.

    • BenderMcLugh

      Good move.

    • Irish Sweetness

      And Jesus wept.

  • BenderMcLugh

    Holy shit, started Shameless this weekend. Too good, ALL of the Old Style

    • haha. Solid Easter binge watching.

      I began watching a few episodes. They were pretty funny and lots of fucking.

      But after a while it seemed like they were simply trying to one-up the absurdity.

      So keep watching until that episode where they shoot-up dope with a chimp!

      • John F

        My wife likes that show, it just made me depressed ……..

        • It has its moments, but if one is going to watch the absurd, “It’s always Sunny in Philly” is more bang for my buck.

          Like when they’re talking about powerbottom. twinks, otters and “bears” in a stripclub

  • BerwynBomber

    Bob Babich to present Lach at HoF induction.

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    Counting Stars

    It’s been a good day.

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    So I signed a lease for a small brick house across the street. For next August move in.

    This is almost as classy as I get.

    It took like 3 years. if not 20 years.

    Imagine Dragons

  • KentuckyBearsFan

    I can’t sleep because I’m thinking about Jay f..ing Cutler.

    When he came to Chicago – he was set up to fail.

    Like the first two years there was no O-line. It was a sieve.

    He got the living shit beat out of him and he still stood as tall as anyone would expect. Like Aikman in his early years.

    No wonder in his later years he was considered a chucker as a QB….it makes more sense in hindsight.

    It was almost impossible to watch those first two years. It looked brutal. Too brutal.

    What type of organization is this where our QB gets hit every fucking play?

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