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Title: Today's Game 2018
Post by: Dave23 on August 02, 2018, 02:12:25 pm
HOF Game 8/2/2018 - vs. Baltimore
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Post by: WshflThinking on August 02, 2018, 03:05:09 pm
8pm ET on NBC 5
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Post by: stelz on August 02, 2018, 07:28:54 pm
Those are sort of Chicago Bears out there!!
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Post by: Dave23 on August 02, 2018, 07:55:38 pm
RRH doing work...
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Post by: joki13 on August 02, 2018, 08:26:34 pm
 Bears might want to start looking for another backup QB. Daniels sucks. Errant passes,no mobility. Pray Trubisky stays healthy.
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Post by: octagon on August 02, 2018, 08:32:44 pm
Backup OL is pretty bad vs Ravens back up dl.  Irving has been around the Ravens qb all night.
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Post by: VJ on August 02, 2018, 09:08:39 pm
that "unnecessary roughness" call was horrifying
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Post by: davebear on August 02, 2018, 09:27:37 pm
No Anthony Miller tonight?
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Post by: Dave23 on August 02, 2018, 09:29:39 pm
Nope...

Wims playing well...
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Post by: Dave23 on August 02, 2018, 10:09:34 pm
Wims 7/90
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Post by: Grizzlybear34 on August 03, 2018, 05:34:18 am
Wims was the guy I was touting before the draft.  Not sure why he slipped to 7th round, many had him tabbed a 4th rounder.  If he continues to perform, hard to stash him on PS, and not sure what his value will be on special teams.
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Post by: wmljohn on August 03, 2018, 05:57:26 am
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that "unnecessary roughness" call was horrifying

The one against the Bears in the end zone I did not understand.  The defender did not lower his head and he hit the receiver with his shoulder to the chest and facemask on his arm first.  I thought it had to be lower the head and hit with the crown of the helmet.  I hope the Refs are still learning that as well in preseason and they learn that should not have been called on that play.  If it was correct and that is the intent of the rule they might as well put flags on everyone.

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Post by: Bears4Ever on August 03, 2018, 07:46:18 am
FWIW

1.  New helmet rule stinks... badly. None of those "Personal Fouls" should have been called......
1B. New kickoff rule so far is "meh".

2. Fowler III we barely knew ye..... and won't from here on out....See ya....

3. D didn't look too bad. Secondary was usually in the right place. LBs were up and down. Not too worried (yet).

4. Tyler Bray is 6'6"" of horrible QB. If he were 6'3" or less he wouldn't be on any team. He's better than Glennon was, but that's a very low hanging fruit.......

5. Javon Wims seems quite good.. gets open and catches that oblong brown thing very well even on badly placed throws....

6. Think they are OK on RB depth.

7. Football is back ! At least it was a game of sorts..... :D


Go BEARS !
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on August 03, 2018, 09:27:25 am

I tried to focus on offensive and defensive line.

Defensively, Roy Robertston-Harris and Jonathon Bullard each had sacks and were active but they don't hold the point of attack as well as the departed Unrein.  Rookie Bilal Nichols also had a sack.  So I think the DE position is in good shape along with Akiem Hicks.  Backup NT John Jenkins looks like he lost a few pounds and made a nice hustle downfield tackle. 

Super impressed with Isaiah Irving.  Nice speed and bend on the pass rushes.  And Kylie Fitts was almost as good pass rushing but better against the run.  I liked the draft pick at the time and now I really like the draft pick.  We'll see how they do against better competition as we progress through the PS.

Offensively, Jordan Morgan struggled from the get-go.  He's basically a rookie but he looks like a project (read practice squad).  Rashard Coward who just converted from d-line to RT was raw but I thought did OK considering.   Bradley Sowell's play makes me value Charles Leno even more.  Watford could make the team as a backup.  But I don't think I saw Grasu or Daniels out there...maybe I wasn't paying as much attention in the 2nd half?

Grizzly's guy Wims looks like he has a good chance to make the team.  The announcers said he wasn't a speed guy but he ran a respectable 4.53 and has length and can track the ball.   Ayers looked much faster than his 4.7 combine times - but that time was from a couple years ago when he was a rookie.

Chase Daniels makes Mark Sanchez look good.
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Post by: davebear on August 03, 2018, 10:14:41 am
I was a little disappointed in Bullard and Robertson -Harris considering they were up against the bottom of the Ravens roster.

Bilal Nichols looks like he has a burst that will give them competition.

Wims vs Tanner Gentry, the result was pretty clear. 

HMMM, backup guards and left tackles wasn't looking very promising.

Shaheen played but all the passes to him were ten yards up the field, stop and turn around.  Ravens jumped that several times.

Didn't see the LSu corner that they say has been so good in camp.

I thought Fitts looked slow.  He had a hard time with that big right tackle.  Will have to see more of him next Thursday.
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Post by: dallasbear on August 03, 2018, 10:43:17 am

You're going to get more pass rush out of Bullard and Robertson but Unrein was underappreciated for his work in the trenches...and as I said before he will be missed.  The good thing is we have 3 young DEs to help out Hicks - so you can't complain too much.

Agreed - I didn't see Tolliver either.  Michael Joseph looked OK, he did whif on a tackle though.

Fitts was credited with one sack.  Should have had another but flushed the QB into another Bear lineman for a sack.  Had several pressures too.  I thought he held up well going against the behemoth rookie from Oklahoma.  And on one play held his position against both Orlando Brown and another Raven on a sweep that ended up going the other way.

He doesn't have quite the burst of Irving but he has some good pass rush moves, plays the run, and he looked OK dropping back into pass coverage.  I'm really looking forward to seeing more of these 2 guys.
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Post by: WshflThinking on August 03, 2018, 11:55:07 am
I kind of found this depressing as well as alarming:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/bears-mitch-trubisky-preseason-ravens/

Trubisky’s debut in Nagy’s offense likely will come next Thursday against the Bengals in Cincinnati. But even then, he’s expected to be limited to a possession or two.

I see it as a tradeoff between experience and exposing him too much and I dont like that. As complicated as the offense is, Trubisky needs all the reps he can get. I could see where he only plays a couple of series the whole preseason then gets thrown to the wolves against the Pack in the opener. Thats asking for a defeat. Ya gotta beat the Pack, its a division game. If the playoffs is the goal, in a tough division, ya gotta win division games.

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Post by: dallasbear on August 03, 2018, 12:05:48 pm

This is nothing new.  Typically Bears have 4 PS games (HOF is the 5th).

1st game starting offense will get a couple series.  2nd game starting offense gets maybe a quarter or so.  3rd game starting offense gets a half.  4th game...starting offense sits.
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Post by: boogie on August 03, 2018, 12:32:44 pm
I read Tolliver didnt play because he is just coming back from a minor injury.
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Post by: wmljohn on August 03, 2018, 01:50:47 pm
I am glad they didn't kick the extra point and go to OT last night.  Either win or lose a preseason game.  Don't go to OT.  Hell preseason games should just end it a tie after regulation.
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Post by: Grizzlybear34 on August 03, 2018, 02:17:29 pm
Was happy with what I saw of Nichols.  We racked up 8 sacks, not bad.  Now the games get more meaningful for the next 3.
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Post by: octagon on August 09, 2018, 07:01:55 pm
Big pile of blah so far tonight.  Shaheen being the exception.
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Post by: WshflThinking on August 09, 2018, 09:34:00 pm
30-27 Bungholes. Missed FG would have tied it.
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Post by: WshflThinking on August 10, 2018, 07:03:24 am
I was looking for Tolliver but didnt see any plays he made, I did see him in uniform.
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Post by: dallasbear on August 10, 2018, 08:35:36 am

Conspiracy theorists would say the Bears may be considering stashing him on the PS or red-shirting him on IR.

He's probably got some sort of minor injury.
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Post by: boogie on August 10, 2018, 08:38:03 am
That Trubisky pass that hit Kevin White in the hands and bounced off, sad.  And the D looked good then got gashed big time.  I know the first stringers were not in much but I was having flash backs to last year.  Only watched the first half, I will watch the rest tonight.  I did enjoy the Fuller pick 6. 
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Post by: dallasbear on August 10, 2018, 09:15:48 am

Scouting reports for Kevin White coming out of school were that he had good hands - much better than Amari Cooper who was drafted just before him.

I'm thinking he's anxious based on missing the majority of 3 years in the NFL.
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Post by: Dave23 on August 25, 2018, 12:08:21 pm
Bear down!
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Post by: Dave23 on August 25, 2018, 12:12:36 pm
TD Benny Cunningham on 3rd and 3!

7-0 Bears, 12:05 left in 1st.
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Post by: Dave23 on August 25, 2018, 12:37:18 pm
TD Kevin White! 30 yard pass on 1st and 10. Wide open.

14-7 Bears, 2:13 left in 1st.
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Post by: Dave23 on August 25, 2018, 12:37:51 pm
Braunecker doing work, and Daniel looking good...
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Post by: Dave23 on August 25, 2018, 12:52:24 pm
Wims catch and run for 53 yards!
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Post by: Dave23 on August 25, 2018, 12:58:38 pm
WIMS! What a catch! TD Bears! 7 yard TD in the back of the zone, dragging the 2nd toe!

21-10 Bears, 11:11 left in 2nd.
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Post by: Dave23 on August 25, 2018, 01:01:06 pm
7 plays 91 yards in 3:36...this is fun to watch!

Sorry for everyone skipping the game because the starters didn’t play...
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Post by: Dave23 on August 25, 2018, 01:28:55 pm
FG Bears! Cody Parker good from 48!

8 plays, 62 yards on that drive...

24-10 Bears, 1:00 left in 2nd
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Post by: davebear on August 25, 2018, 01:40:12 pm
Have to like how the backup OL is pass blocking.

I would like to see them target Kevin White more.

Backup D looking good too.

Wims made the team.
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Post by: VJ on August 25, 2018, 03:43:22 pm
Was pissed at first when it was announced that the starters weren't playing.

But it is nice to see Chicago 2nd string beat KC 1st string pretty well.

I think the Chase Daniels roughing the passer penalty was wrong.  If a Bear so much as sneezes on Rodgers in Green Bay, the flags will be flying.

Bray's shoulder "block" (https://twitter.com/Eric_Edholm/status/1033443599680253953) on the KC safety will probably be played over and over again in the KC filmroom.
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Post by: boogie on August 25, 2018, 07:27:07 pm
" If a Bear so much as sneezes on Rodgers in Green Bay, the flags will be flying."   And this is different from any other year?????
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Post by: Grizzlybear34 on August 26, 2018, 07:17:24 am
Good game to watch.  We can only hope that it looks like this with our 1st string, but pretty impressive what the 2nd string did against the Chiefs starters.

I agree, nothing wrong with the Chiefs sack on Daniels.  These guys go all preseason in practice not being able to touch the QB.  When you finally get a shot, I am sure you just want to release.  If that had been a Bears player against Rodgers and there was a flag, I would have been apoplectic!
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Post by: Grizzlybear34 on August 26, 2018, 07:19:10 am
And I will pat myself on the back one last time.  Wims….   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Looking good!

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Post by: Grizzlybear34 on August 26, 2018, 08:27:01 am
Reading the KC papers this morning is enjoyable!  Here is an article about the sack...

https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article217348500.html
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Post by: Grizzlybear34 on August 26, 2018, 08:29:12 am
Wims caught that last pass from Bray 40 yards downfield with his right arm only.  The defender had hooked his left arm and had it pinned down.  Impressive.
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Post by: Dave23 on August 26, 2018, 09:02:12 am
Hard to disagree with any of the remarks by the Chiefs about the sack...looked like textbook form to me. I was surprised they flagged it.

I was also stunned that they picked up the flag on the late hit on Daniel when he ran out of bounds at the end of his long run.
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Post by: VJ on August 26, 2018, 02:55:56 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0MzIzNwJ0A
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Post by: Sportster on August 26, 2018, 08:16:14 pm
Watching the game-thanks VJ-and Javon Wims, a 7th rounder? He's playing much better than a 7th rounder! Think we got a steal in him...
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Post by: dallasbear on August 26, 2018, 10:27:23 pm

Wims graded out as a 6th or 7th rounder.  Concerns were with his quickness to get by corners on the LOS.  They recognized his ball skills but says he lacked top end speed (4.53 40).

He looked fast enough to me.  And he probably won't be matched up against top corners during the season so he could be very productive.

Bears have a problem at WR - but unlike last year its a good problem.

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Post by: Pekin on August 26, 2018, 10:39:17 pm
Anyone else notice the chicanery the first few snaps at the beginning of the game?  Lot of movement right before the snap.


I am guessing that was just to make Green Bay waste some time on it.  Or was it...
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Post by: VJ on August 26, 2018, 11:46:57 pm
Another look at the double move (https://twitter.com/GBraggsJr/status/1033408174966140928) by White and the Wims TD (https://twitter.com/GBraggsJr/status/1033413471852015617) from the corner seats
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Post by: Sportster on August 27, 2018, 04:24:07 am
Noticed that, too, Peke. One was right before the snap. They lined up with the back in the backfield and then right before the snap, went to empty backfield. Like the timing of it. Normally everything the Bears do is telegraphed too soon. Another one was wideouts flipping sides, all of them.
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Post by: dallasbear on August 30, 2018, 11:04:02 pm

From the Trib:

The most notable player on the field was probably second-round pick James Daniels, who started at left guard next to center Hroniss Grasu. Coach Matt Nagy said earlier this week the left guard spot was still up for grabs between Daniels and veteran Eric Kush, who didn’t play.

Did not see the game.  But there appears to be a possibility that Daniels may win the LG job over Kush.  I'd guess Kush is 60/65% right now but I haven't seen the game and I know that Kush is average at best but does have a Nagy/KC connection.

You'd hope a guy that was drafted 39th in the NFL draft starts for you but Daniels won't turn 21 until after the Green Bay game.  It's just a matter of time before he's starting.

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Post by: WshflThinking on August 30, 2018, 11:28:02 pm
I watched the game and the Bears looked great on offense and defense in the first half, then a zero in the 2nd half, to lose 28-27 in a late Bill TD.
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Post by: dallasbear on August 30, 2018, 11:41:07 pm
Final score means nothing.

It was all about guys trying to make teams...and the guys who have made a team not getting injured.
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Post by: WshflThinking on August 31, 2018, 07:31:28 am
Grant and Nall had good games.
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Post by: dallasbear on August 31, 2018, 09:33:55 am

It may come down to Grant vs Cooper.  Cooper has size and experience but has kind of a roller coaster career - a couple good years - a couple nothing years.  Grant has bounced around practice squads for a couple years and doesn't have Cooper's size but he's got some speed.

I like Nall better than Mizell.  Or do you just keep the FB Burton?  Or do you use that 4th running back spot at safety?

And if both Grant and Nall make the team - who gets #35?
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Post by: Grizzlybear34 on August 31, 2018, 09:58:43 am
Funny!  I think that is Grant's 2nd pick this preseason.
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Post by: WshflThinking on August 31, 2018, 10:26:48 am
It may come down to Grant vs Cooper.

If it came to that, there is no question it'd be Grant. I am hoping it doesnt come down to that. Cooper should be #1 cut.
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Post by: dallasbear on August 31, 2018, 10:33:18 am

Actually, Cooper was already cut in the offseason and re-signed to a more modest 1 or 2 year deal. 

But if he can't play he's not even worth the lower salary.
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Post by: WshflThinking on August 31, 2018, 12:15:21 pm
Agreed. Which is why I said Cooper would be my #1 cut. Biggs hinted that even after Saturday there would still be roster moves next week before we play the Pack.
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Post by: dallasbear on August 31, 2018, 02:58:23 pm

Saturday at 3pm is when all the teams have to make their cuts.  After Saturday the teams can start signing all the FAs from other teams to either their roster or the practice squads.

Just cuz your on the team Saturday doesn't mean your on the team Sunday.
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Post by: WshflThinking on August 31, 2018, 03:57:53 pm
Dallas, they have to be down to 53 by 3pm tomorrow. That doesnt mean they wait till 2:59 to make the first cut. They can make them a little at a time till they get to 53.
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Post by: dallasbear on August 31, 2018, 04:26:31 pm

Yeah, 3pm is just the deadline.  Haven't seen anything yet from the Bears today though.  Maybe tonight.  Some of the guys have known their fate for quite a while.
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Post by: WshflThinking on August 31, 2018, 05:09:53 pm
Agreed
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Post by: guest118 on September 09, 2018, 02:42:02 pm
Who is fired up for the game??? pissing away the day waiting for this game.
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Post by: WshflThinking on September 09, 2018, 05:08:11 pm
I am fired up for a Bears win.
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Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 09, 2018, 06:05:49 pm
Go Bears!!!
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Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 06:49:22 pm
test,test,test.  46  transmitting thru the either.  Been a while watching, lets see.
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Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 07:19:41 pm
this is already starting out bad. nothing but commercials.
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 07:27:13 pm
Nice start by the D!
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Post by: guest77 on September 09, 2018, 07:29:12 pm
They called holding on the Packers?  What alternate reality is this?
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Post by: method on September 09, 2018, 07:34:33 pm
Nice to see Cohen getting so many touches early.
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Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 07:36:28 pm
I'm going out on a limb and firmly state this years Bears are not last years Bears.
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 07:37:56 pm
TD BEARS!!!
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Post by: Dave23 on September 09, 2018, 07:39:30 pm
Well...
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Post by: method on September 09, 2018, 07:39:47 pm
Fantastic play calling.
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Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 07:40:09 pm
that........was astounding.
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Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 09, 2018, 07:40:33 pm
Started exactly like I expected.  Packers have no idea what we are doing on offense.  I LOVE IT!!
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Post by: stelz on September 09, 2018, 07:40:38 pm
Did I dream that?

😋
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Post by: wmljohn on September 09, 2018, 07:41:40 pm
Matthews just got owned.
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Post by: WshflThinking on September 09, 2018, 07:42:34 pm
This isnt your average Bears you are watching. This is fun. Et  tu John Fox
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Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 07:43:38 pm
that noise you hear is the bear electronic capacitors on the bear rail gun spooling up
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 07:44:06 pm
That has to be holding on the Packers.
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 07:45:22 pm
D stops them again!
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Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 07:46:18 pm
Was Mack on the field in that series?
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 07:47:31 pm
Yes for the last one.  He was the guy who flushed Rodgers out and then had two Packers holding him.
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Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 07:51:00 pm
f uck me what a catch!
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Post by: wmljohn on September 09, 2018, 07:54:49 pm
So far this is fun.
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Post by: davebear on September 09, 2018, 07:59:02 pm
Trying to outsmart themselves.  Throw to the end zone!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 07:59:57 pm
Hell of a first qtr for the bear, I admit.
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 08:00:08 pm
10-0 BEARS!!!
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Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 08:05:00 pm
3 3 AND OUTS! Wow!
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 08:06:17 pm
Rodgers is getting frustrated.
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 08:13:04 pm
SACKED!

3 and out!
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Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 08:14:00 pm
Rogers out
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Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 08:14:17 pm
For now
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 08:14:47 pm
Nice return!
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Post by: wmljohn on September 09, 2018, 08:15:40 pm
Took 9 plays. Rodgers down. Mack involved.
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Post by: stelz on September 09, 2018, 08:16:37 pm
Bears punched the Packers square in the mouth
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Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 08:17:34 pm
this keeps up I gotta rethink the ticket. I simply have a hard time thinking this team is the bears
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 08:23:00 pm
Should have punted there.  Pin them deep and get after a gimpy Rodgers.

Now he will come in and put 7 on the board.
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Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 08:24:40 pm
Rodgers on the kart
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Post by: guest77 on September 09, 2018, 08:24:59 pm
Why are they throwing to Sims?  That first down was there for the taking.
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Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 08:25:16 pm
Rogers taken to the locker room.  Looked to me like a hamstring left leg.
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Post by: stelz on September 09, 2018, 08:26:06 pm
Wow...Rodgers out of the stadium on a cart
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 08:26:45 pm
well that didn't work
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 08:28:52 pm
MACK with the strip n sack!
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 08:29:19 pm
GO BEARS!!!!!!!
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Post by: wmljohn on September 09, 2018, 08:29:28 pm
Wooooo. Baby!
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Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 08:29:32 pm
We aren't paying Mack enough
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Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 08:30:27 pm
agree. got   him   cheap
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Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 08:33:13 pm
He and Hicks are making each other better.  It reminds me of Dent and Hampton making McMichiels an all pro.
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 08:38:33 pm
Smith with a sack his first play in the NFL.
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 08:40:23 pm
TD MACK!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 08:40:46 pm
We aren't paying Mack enough
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Post by: davebear on September 09, 2018, 08:42:09 pm
Nice offseason Pace.
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Post by: stelz on September 09, 2018, 08:42:49 pm
Hey NFL, the Bears have Khalil Mack.
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Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 08:44:09 pm
Listen to the Packer boo birds!
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Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 09, 2018, 08:47:16 pm
I was pretty sure Mack would transform us into top 3 D in league.  However I think once Smith gets up to speed we will be number 1!
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Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 09, 2018, 08:48:00 pm
Mack is creating havoc every play and allowing others to make plays.
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Post by: stelz on September 09, 2018, 08:48:08 pm
Virginia McCassky must be smiling right now in that they are beating the ever living sh*t out of the Packers
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 08:49:07 pm
Mack is a great player, but don't lose sight of the fact that the other 11 guys on the defense are playing a great game in their own right.
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Post by: boogie on September 09, 2018, 08:49:38 pm
Are you fn kidding me?  Mack is the real deal all day long.  I only wish he was playing every play.  And finally when Roquan gets in, something good happens.  Lets play the kid the entire second half.  I am kind of stoked up right now, and not even going into how Robinson did.  Need to settle down a little. 
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Post by: boogie on September 09, 2018, 08:51:30 pm
So if Kizer plays the second half, I would be totally happy.  If Rogers comes back, and is somewhat gimpy, that is good too. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 08:51:57 pm
Our O needs to re-group come out and march down the field and put 7 on the board.  If they can consistently put points on the board and the D can play like this we will have a great and fun year!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 08:54:45 pm
HOLY COW, I am LOVING this!!!!! That play by Harris, on Kizer so fast and then forcing the throw to Mack and the TD...guys, 85 friggin BEARS play!!! AT THE FRIGGIN PACKERS! And Roquan, first play? A SACK!! Man I am loving loving loving this!!!!!!!!!! I'm so pumped I can't hardly type....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 09, 2018, 08:55:45 pm
Super, so far. Go Bears. I'm loving it. They shut Rodgers down then beat him up. Awesome!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JBN on September 09, 2018, 08:57:11 pm
Rodgers is listed as questionable to return.


Probably just being a drama queeen since they were already losing. He's done it before over the years.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 09, 2018, 08:58:48 pm
I am so stoked.  Not only is the O looking impressive, the D is looking dominant, AND we are spanking the Pack in the first half.  Lets keep it up guys.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 09:02:39 pm
Cohen nice first down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 09:02:57 pm
Who among us considered the possibility that the Bears would be BLANKING the Pake in their house?? Unreal.....Mack is such a incredible force, but how about Robertson-Harris?? Hicks?? Smith? This is a defense boys....we got ourselves a helluva defense!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 09, 2018, 09:13:05 pm
Packer totally going after Kowloski. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 09:25:18 pm
Not liking the play calling here.... Don't get stupid, Bears.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 09, 2018, 09:30:03 pm
Agreed about play calling.  20-3 lead heading into 4th Q on the road against division rival.  Mr. Nagy meet Mr. Howard, run right all night from here on.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 09:33:40 pm
20 down no huddle rest of game
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 09, 2018, 09:36:27 pm
well that was holding on the GB TD.  I know surprising.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 09:37:07 pm
Holding all day.  But they won't call it when they are creating another GB legend.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 09:38:16 pm
well you knew the refs would show up at some point. nice whistle swallow.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JBN on September 09, 2018, 09:41:06 pm
Offense needs some points.  No points from the offense since the first drive.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on September 09, 2018, 09:41:06 pm
Bears have been playing way too conservative on both sides of the ball.  Pack adjusted at the half.  Bears didn’t.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 09:41:13 pm
No more 3 and outs, Bears. Get a few first downs and end this.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 09:41:47 pm
Sims mister never gets a first down...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 09:42:14 pm
ok that was stupid
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JBN on September 09, 2018, 09:42:40 pm
Stupid play calling.  Green Bay has the momentum.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 09:43:42 pm
Bears being stupid.W%F!! 😡😡😡
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JBN on September 09, 2018, 09:45:02 pm
Pass rush is gone.

Rodgers is back.

Stupid play calling on offense.

Better adjust.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 09:45:45 pm
WTH are they going to Sims??
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JBN on September 09, 2018, 09:46:48 pm
Bears gonna blow it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 09:48:49 pm
Packers showing why they are such a highly rated team.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 09:49:03 pm
# 20 **** sucks!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JBN on September 09, 2018, 09:49:17 pm
Bears showing why they are the bears
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 09:49:49 pm
ugh ugly
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on September 09, 2018, 09:49:53 pm
Bears choking.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 09, 2018, 09:50:21 pm
Put cover corner on top draft need.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 09:50:38 pm
Are you ducking KIDDING me?!? Bears 👎👎👎
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 09:57:50 pm
Stop trying to kill the clock and **** score a TD.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 09:59:18 pm
bears 1st down
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 09:59:36 pm
Why we calling a time out? 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:00:26 pm
Nice play by Howard there.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:00:43 pm
Stayed in bounds also.  Huge!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:00:56 pm
Put 7 on the board here.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 10:01:05 pm
howard!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:04:29 pm
If we score a TD we will win.  Forget killing clock just score a TD.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:05:25 pm
Whitehair has been snapping high all night.  That needs fixed.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:07:35 pm
WTF?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:07:45 pm
Run there.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:08:24 pm
We will lose by an extra point.  ****!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 10:09:05 pm
someone is going to have to explain that to me.  Rogers will have a td as time expires.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 10:09:20 pm
Unreal. Bears blow the game...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:10:34 pm
Fuller WTF?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 10:10:54 pm
3rd and 1 and you pass. Fling stupid.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 10:11:05 pm
****!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:12:14 pm
Pffft.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:12:31 pm
**** stupid ass ****!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 10:12:51 pm
and that is that
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:13:12 pm
Now go get a field goal to win it!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 10:14:03 pm
👎👎👎👎😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡🤢
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 10:16:47 pm
someone downfield. sure.  f  uck you
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 10:17:41 pm
you could smell this coming, of course.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 10:17:58 pm
Refs have to preserve the GB legend as always.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 10:18:08 pm
This will tell a lot about the team.  A super bowl contender should be able to get a field goal with 2 minutes left.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on September 09, 2018, 10:18:12 pm
Wow, still have a chance to win, but keep making so many mistakes.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 10:21:05 pm
down in flames we go . night all.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 10:21:46 pm
Bears are lucky
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 09, 2018, 10:22:33 pm
i take that back. thx mathews
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on September 09, 2018, 10:22:59 pm
Trubiski blew that pass.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 10:30:35 pm
Trubisky blew the ©{×π÷ game. Terrible throws when it mattered most. we
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 09, 2018, 10:31:28 pm
It never fails...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on September 09, 2018, 10:31:36 pm
Those two three and outs in the late third/early fourth was were they lost the game.  Besides Fuller dropping the easy INT.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 10:32:50 pm
85 Bears first half. Clown car Bears 2nd 😡😡👎👎👎👎 And Mack wasn't edge rushing. He should have been in Rodgers face. Think his lack of condition killed them. Lost steam late
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 09, 2018, 10:34:41 pm
Sick ending. Ackie the goat. Fuller too. Defense collapse in the 2nd half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 10:36:04 pm
Nagys play calling sucked, flat out sucked.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on September 09, 2018, 10:37:08 pm
Lot of blame to go around for this.  Chalk it up to everyone and everything being new.  Some observations:  we shouldn't be throwing to Dion Sims to get a first down.  Whitehair needs to get his head out of his arse.  Played not to lose in the 2nd half, but we did anyway.  Can we get some halftime adjustments please?  Let’s get everyone in camp on time please.  Umm, sorry Coach, our offense did need 3rd preseason game reps.  One complaint about the defense is that even I knew GB would speed things up in the 2nd half.  Fangio should have had an answer for that. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 10:37:31 pm
Defense disappeared.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: otto105 on September 09, 2018, 10:47:23 pm
BBBBBBBBBBWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!



Where was that great mackdaddy in the second half when an actual QB started playing?



Rogers moves to 17-4 against the bear.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: otto105 on September 09, 2018, 10:49:17 pm
beerbelly


What is that about Aaron Rodgers again?????
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 09, 2018, 10:50:07 pm
This was a coaching loss.  Too many pass plays behind the line which never were working.  Tow third and short passesvto Sims to kill drives when we had momentum. V
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 09, 2018, 10:50:12 pm
Mack wasn't in training camp and he looked tired in the second half. Wasn't rushing like he was in the first. Play calling is really what killed this game. 3 and out, 3 and out, 3 and out. Run up the middle up the middle, up the middle punt. And Trubisky was really off the last quarter. They better get this turned around or he'll lose the fans quick, same with Nagy. Get his head out his.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on September 09, 2018, 10:50:30 pm
Couldn't help but notice that Kwiktowski, the lber seemed a step slow/late on most every play.... Did we ever see Roquan with Danny, Floyd and Mack at the same time?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 09, 2018, 10:54:03 pm
Nagy cute plays were amusing in the first half but Bears receivers couldn't get open in the 2nd half when it counted.

Trubisky not seeing it holding the ball play after play after play.  Just like last year.

So much for our vaunted off season receivers.  Trey Burton was thrown to 8 times....ONE CATCH. 

Taylor Gabriel had 5 catches...one for 31 yards.  The other 4 went for negative six yards.

Allen Robinson had a decent night. 

Sad cuz Bears O-line blocked pretty well all night...yet nobody gets separation.

Give Packers credit...they played aggressively - Bears did not.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 09, 2018, 10:58:10 pm

Couldn't help but notice that Kwiktowski, the lber seemed a step slow/late on most every play.... Did we ever see Roquan with Danny, Floyd and Mack at the same time?

I noticed too.  Kwiatkowski played pretty much the whole game....4 tackles.  Most after gains.

Roquan was in there for a handful of plays.   3 tackles one sack.

#58 starts next week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 09, 2018, 11:26:06 pm
Robinson played like an injured receiver except for the one big catch.  Sorry he doesn't get a pass either.

This team is one year away just like I thought going in.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 10, 2018, 12:45:15 am

Last game Nagy called as OC at KC:

Chiefs ahead 21-3 at half

final Titans 22   Chiefs 21
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 10, 2018, 01:51:31 am
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 10, 2018, 02:17:30 am
In the NFL you can't get fixated on running out the clock when you have the lead.  Nor can you be an idiot and throw it every down when you have the lead.  You need to continue to do what is successful.  Keep your opponent off balance and keep changing things up.


When you have a big lead take time off the clock for sure but don't do it at the expense of being successful.  Continue to pass when they are stacking the box and run when they have a bunch of DB's in.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 10, 2018, 04:44:59 am
Same old Bears, total collapse... What a joke! Glad that once again I am not contributing money to this garbage..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on September 10, 2018, 05:16:07 am
Last PS game - Bears up 20-0 at half - lost 28-27 to Bills
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 10, 2018, 05:58:05 am
Most disturbing thing from last night and there was plenty.  Was M. Trubusky at the end of the game.  Wow he looked bad, I mean really, really bad.  We did not even have close to a shot to match down the field for that FG.  An NFL caliber QB could have gotten 65 yards to put his team in position to try and win.  I know I am being hard on the young QB, but that was really awful at the end.

K. Fuller drops the game winning INT off his hands.  There is this thing called the Jug machine, you need to use it.

Nagy's play calling was questionable.  3rd and 1 w Jordan Howard looking like he was about to take over game.  Cuties across field pass to TE of course!  Brilliant!!

Mack and Co were out of gas in 2nd half.  However the amount of holding the Packers do is down right ridiculous.  Might as well call the NFL the WWF.  I do not think its far off of scripted.  Gotta let Rodgers get the glory.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on September 10, 2018, 07:08:00 am
 I guess everyone saw what I thought I saw,wasn't sure if the beer was clouding my judgement? 1st half we took them by surprise like I thought we might. 2nd half vanilla. Kyle Fuller needs to catch passes that bounce off his chest.Imbecile. Why is Chicago paying you big money again? I really thought we would win this one. This team needs to develop a killer instinct. We're talented enough just need an attitude adjustment,including the coaches.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on September 10, 2018, 07:24:24 am
After a full day of football and drinking and the exciting 1st half, it was all I could do to last until Simms took that step backward on the short 3rd down and failed to convert. At that point I said to myself "They are going to lose. I'm going to bed."...

Sure enough, an hour or so later, my phone chimes in with a message from a friend of mine (front runner fan of whoever is doing well) and it wakes me up with the words "And The Bears Still Suck."...

Now usually, I have a snappy rejoinder but in my semi- inebriated, half asleep mode just sent back "I Know.".....

Not sure what to think after seeing the final score. Guess I'll have to watch it sober today to get a better feel of what the hell happened.

No one expected Bears to win, and this loss just vaulted the Rodgers hype train to 1000. Great QB, not so sure about him a a person tho.......

I think the biggest annoyance today will be those thumping their chests about being right about not playing Trubisky enough in the PS.......

That said, this team has promise. Go Bears !



Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 10, 2018, 08:13:08 am
I guess everyone saw what I thought I saw,wasn't sure if the beer was clouding my judgement? 1st half we took them by surprise like I thought we might. 2nd half vanilla. Kyle Fuller needs to catch passes that bounce off his chest.Imbecile. Why is Chicago paying you big money again? I really thought we would win this one. This team needs to develop a killer instinct. We're talented enough just need an attitude adjustment,including the coaches.

Fuller was also the culprit on the GB 1st TD. And Ackie was the culprit on the 2nd GB TD. Bad CB play and they just got paid big money.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 10, 2018, 08:14:46 am
I went to bed at half time high as a kite.  I will have to watch the second half tonight.  Its funny when Bill Belickik is ahead in a game he doesnt take his foot off the gas, he runs up the score.  I would like to see Nagy start taking that approach too. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on September 10, 2018, 08:28:50 am
The Bears lost this game on the last field goal drive. After Howard runs the ball to the 13, it is 3rd and 1. Packers are out of timeouts and about 2:54 left. I'll say this until my dying breath, a field goal here only gives us a 6 point lead, and leaves plenty of time for Rodgers to drive the team for a TD.

At this point of the game, I would have loaded the backfield with Burton and Howard and ran a sweep with Trubisky off of that. If it is stopped, I would run it again on 4th down. If that is stopped, Rodgers has about 90 yards to drive for the TD OR they get a little more conservative and settle for the FG to tie. If we are up one or two points, I am okay with the FG but, when you are up 3, another 3 gets you beat.

That and Fuller letting the ball bounce off of his breast bone. So close.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on September 10, 2018, 08:35:42 am
Did it seem like we went away from Cohen?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 10, 2018, 09:01:05 am
Trubiski looked tight as a drum head in the second half.  You knew he wasn’t going to get it done on that last drive. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 10, 2018, 09:44:29 am

It's hard to say how much of the blame on the offense's woes is on Trubisky.

Think of the passes he completed to Burton and Robinson in the first half - all were contested by Packer defenders.  Even that one to whoever that Collinsworth crowed about went thru a tight window.

I think the Packers multi-DB formations took our receivers out of the game.  It's not like Trubisky was pressured.  Yet he sits back there waiting, waiting, scrambling...

Rodgers on the other hand when he had time to throw, often threw to receivers without a Bear in the picture.  And whe a Bear contested the throw - they were a millisecond late.  Incredible (Fuller on the TD, Callahan, and Jackson)

And in the past I've pretty much not jumped on the Bears are getting held wagon.  But I focused on our front 4 for much of the game and the guys that were running free in the first half all of a sudden were being stopped.  Not one holding call with all the passing of Rodgers.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on September 10, 2018, 10:45:31 am
Well the 2nd half sure was brutal for sure.....

It was the best of times (1st half)... it was the worst of times (2nd half) about sums it up nicely.....

Its sad that Rodgers 1 legged is still better than ANY QB the Bears have had in the modern era. The Bears have been "Roger'd" so badly since Sid Luckman it can't be just bad luck..... Some bad mojo still on this organization for QBs it would seem.....

Mitchell looked like Sybil starting in the 2nd quarter.  From confident to lost in a matter of a quarter and a half.

This game also kind of reminded me of when my old pet dog finally caught the same squirrel (he stumbled) he'd been chasing in like forever.. He was so shocked he let him scamper away...

Lot to work with this season.... should be quite the rollercoaster indeed......
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 10, 2018, 10:56:17 am
More of the same, different season. A HC that is scared, the play calling-atrocious, a failed franchise QB, corners that suck (why is Fuller the best we have??) and no killer instinct. So, nothing at all has changed. Football is four quarters, not two.... >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( I'm so pissed and sick of this....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 10, 2018, 12:13:21 pm

In our break room ESPN was showing film of Willlis Reed coming out of the locker and leading the Knicks to victory and comparing it to Rodgers performance last night.  Guess I have to shut down all access to media for a week now.

My family rarely watches the game with me but last night at half time.  I told them...you watch it...the drama queen will return in the 2nd half and go into pure pass mode and make this a game.  Even when it was 20-0 I knew the Bears could not let up.   We've all seen it before.

Hopefully, Nagy learned an important lesson.  You protect a lead with runs and play action passes.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on September 10, 2018, 12:13:31 pm
However, McKay’s most famous quote, bar none, was in answer to the question: “What do you think of your team’s execution coach?” To which McKay replied, “I’m in favor of it.”
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on September 10, 2018, 01:12:13 pm
Anyone else wonder if  we would have done better in the 2nd half with Chase Daniel?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 10, 2018, 02:19:28 pm
Hard to say, but it would be hard to do worse! Trubisky did not impress me in that second half. He's got a lot of improvement to make to even be considered a franchise QB. Right now, he's just a cog in the mile long line of QB's this team has had the last twenty years. He missed some wide open recievers and then threw over, behind, etc the ones he did throw to.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 10, 2018, 02:26:07 pm

Anyone else wonder if  we would have done better in the 2nd half with Chase Daniel?

Not a very good question right now. 

However, if Trubisky doesn't start moving the team in the next few games it will eventually come up.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 10, 2018, 02:29:44 pm

Do you think the Pack drafts BPA?

2018
1   18   Alexander, Jaire   CB   Louisville   NULL
2   45   Jackson, Josh   CB   Iowa   NULL

2017
2   33   King, Kevin   CB   Washington   f/Cle
2   61   Jones, Josh   FS   North Carolina State

Bears handled their pass rush pretty well - but our receivers got owned.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on September 10, 2018, 03:31:54 pm
 I'm wondering if some of the execution problems might have something to do with the lack of game experience in the preseason? I mean it's great we entered the season unscathed,but,at some cost. Let's see if a couple more games under the starters belt might help rectify the situation. And play calling too!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on September 10, 2018, 03:43:14 pm
I know we got gut punched last night and I haven't turned on the NFL Network today.  But I just went to their website and the love for Trubisky is a lot stronger than it is here, lol

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000959786/article/what-we-learned-from-sundays-week-1-games
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 10, 2018, 03:49:42 pm
I agree - lack of preseason experience against live ammo hurt Trubisky with all his new weapons.    KC let Mahomes play quite a bit against us in the dress rehearsal game - he did pretty well yesterday.

I think Nagy got a little inspector-gadget-like with some of his formations.  Charles Leno at WR?

Offense put up 10 points in first half - 6 in 2nd half - ONE TD DRIVE

I liked our O-line though they messed up on that 3rd and a foot.  I was watching Kush who I thought was the weak link of the bunch - he looked pretty good.

So now we got Pace's top 2 rookies watching...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 10, 2018, 04:01:46 pm
I know we got gut punched last night and I haven't turned on the NFL Network today.  But I just went to their website and the love for Trubisky is a lot stronger than it is here, lol

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000959786/article/what-we-learned-from-sundays-week-1-games

Better to just follow the SCORE online to get the Bears media perspective.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on September 10, 2018, 04:08:56 pm
The TE Sims should be cut today. he is useless.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: otto105 on September 10, 2018, 04:12:19 pm
beerbelly


3-17 in last 20.

Good to see you didn't kill yerself last night.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 10, 2018, 04:25:14 pm

otto

The talent gap is narrowing....soon you will be invisible after Bear/Packer games.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 10, 2018, 04:59:39 pm
Lack of game experience for the players and the coaches in the preseason does not excuse bad playcalling.  Nagy had experience calling plays in the playoffs for chrissakes and he said he learned from that.  Jordan Howard was averaging almost 5 ypc and after GB burned their last time out...

Timeout #3 by GB at 02:47.
3-2-GB 14
(2:47) (Shotgun) 10-M.Trubisky pass incomplete short middle to 17-A.Miller.

Catching up on the podcast, ESPN 1000 had a grand old time playing last night's "lack of preseason reps" quote with the "2000 snaps" quote after the 3rd preseason game back to back.

And Kyle Fuller...goddammit!  No excuses!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 10, 2018, 05:13:40 pm
I went to bed at half time high as a kite.  I will have to watch the second half tonight.  Its funny when Bill Belickik is ahead in a game he doesnt take his foot off the gas, he runs up the score.  I would like to see Nagy start taking that approach too. 

Frankly, I think Nagy has the same go for it pedal to the metal mentality.  But the difference is that Belichick had the horses and a HOF QB to turn that approach into TDs and the result of Nagy's aggressive approach were a bunch of incompletions by a QB that panicked when his 1st read was covered.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 10, 2018, 05:15:17 pm
I was mildly surprised when Nagy hired Mark Helfrich as offensive coordinator.

He has no NFL experience coming from the university of Oregon.

I see his hand all over the first quarter goofy lineups.  Remember Chip Kelly's offense at Oregon/  It was great for the college level with Helfrich as OC.  However, it didn't go over so well when Kelly went to the NFL.  Now I'm sure the offense belongs to Nagy but I hope he limits the Helfrich influence.  Helfrich developed a lot of QB's at the college level, including Marcus Marriota.  He may well be a big asset developing Trubisky but Nagy needs to know when to put the breaks on his ideas.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 10, 2018, 05:28:23 pm
Frankly, I think Nagy has the same go for it pedal to the metal mentality.  But the difference is that Belichick had the horses and a HOF QB to turn that approach into TDs and the result of Nagy's aggressive approach were a bunch of incompletions by a QB that panicked when his 1st read was covered.

Maybe.  Hard to tell from your living room if guys are open or not.  Trey Burton was the 3rd TE in Philly and finished the season with 23 catches.  Gabriel had 33.  Robinson had 1 coming off the injury.

Perhaps we were to quick to label them as pro bowlers?  I think we'll see some improvement next week.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 10, 2018, 05:39:10 pm
I think we'll see some improvement next week.

We better or I think they better have more security at the Sears Tower. Especially since the game attenders will be mostly Bear fans
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 11, 2018, 09:57:26 am
I watched the third quarter last night, and Trubisky took a shot from Wilkerson, roughing the passer, that steroid boy Mathews hit him on the other side.  I am wondering if that hit rattled/jarred him a bit.  It seemed like after that all he was throwing was super quick bubble screens left and right.  I couldnt bring myself to watch the 4th quarter, maybe tonight. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 11, 2018, 10:25:44 am
https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/09/09/studs-and-duds-from-bears-week-1-loss-to-packers/
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 11, 2018, 12:19:57 pm
This is one of the better postgames podcasts (https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/tags/under-center-podcast) with Briggs, Forte, and Alex Brown.

Even without Buffone, O'B and Hampton (https://wgnradio.com/2018/09/10/the-hamp-ob-show-with-koz-9-9-18-full-bears-at-packers-postgame-reaction/) still brings out the fire and brimstone.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 11, 2018, 07:51:16 pm
Looking at the positives.  J. Howard had a very nice game.  He was catching everything thrown his way.  If he keeps that up he is going to be very, very dangerous.

Roy Robertson Harris definitely made his presence felt.  This is a great thing and hopefully he becomes a solid contributor for years to come!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 11, 2018, 11:33:35 pm

There were a lot of positives but they get overlooked when you lose.

Not much from our rookies though.  Smith had 5 plays....Daniels may have played STs...Anthony Miller had 2 catches for only 14 yards...Bilal Nichols, Fitts and Wims didn't dress...

I've been a fan of Roy Robertson-Harris since he was signed.  He can rush the passer but now he's improving against the run.   I wouldn't be surprised if he's more than a solid contributor.

Let's not beat around the bush.  It's time to start Roquan Smith against one of the most elusive speediest QBs in the league - Russell Wilson.  Let's not wait until Barry Minter ....I mean Nick Kiatkowski gets hurt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 12, 2018, 05:22:34 am
Nick K looked very slow last game.  They were isolating him with routes and definitely targeting his players.  He looks heavier to me this year and seems slower.  I do not think you lose by going with Smith.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 12, 2018, 05:56:33 am
OK.  Everyone R.E.L.A.X.  We were not going to win anything this year.  We are looking for improvement this year.  You can not tell me that you did not see improvement in the first game from the last game last year.  Sure there are still a lot of things to work on.  They need to work on them and get better.  They are not a playoff team yet.  Maybe by the end of the year they might be contending for a spot but they are not there yet.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on September 12, 2018, 10:45:37 am
Who has better up coming linebackers than Roquan Smith, Mack, Floyd? No one. Throw in Hicks. That's four guys. Plus Robertson Harris - who seems he could turn into a monster - 6' 7".
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 12, 2018, 10:52:38 am
OK.  Everyone R.E.L.A.X.  We were not going to win anything this year.  We are looking for improvement this year.  You can not tell me that you did not see improvement in the first game from the last game last year.  Sure there are still a lot of things to work on.  They need to work on them and get better.  They are not a playoff team yet.  Maybe by the end of the year they might be contending for a spot but they are not there yet.

Nope not gonna write off this season...yet.  Save that talk for the end of the year when we need excuses.

What were the Packers ranked going into this game...top 5?   Well we went into their house and were one play away from beating them.  And that one play was actually many plays.  We just had to catch that pick, or make that 3rd down, or not step out of bounds, etc.

Bears just got to avoid injuries (and recover some they already have - I'm thinking Floyd and Shaheen) but Trubisky is now more than ever the key.  The defense, despite some issues in the secondary, is solid.  Front 7 could be best in the NFL - including the Rams.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 12, 2018, 11:02:07 am
One thing I noticed in the 4th quarter that was Trubisky was throwing a bunch of laser beams right over the middle, and our WRs/TE couldnt handle the passes.  It must have been 4 or 5 that were dropped.  I would like to see that get fixed up. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on September 12, 2018, 12:22:41 pm
I recorded the game yesterday, it replayed on NFLN.  I haven't been able to look at it yet!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 12, 2018, 01:16:15 pm
wide open? (https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/examining-if-the-bears-mitchell-trubisky-really-did-miss-a-wide-open-td-against-the-packers/)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dm1HVlvUUAALUdN.jpg)

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 12, 2018, 02:10:49 pm

OMG - You could drive a truck through that hole or throw it underhand!

If that wasn't photo-shopped then it could be time for Chase Daniels.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 12, 2018, 02:17:40 pm
Click the link.  It would have likely been intercepted.   He would have had to throw it low and away to the right of Burton to complete it.

When you see it in real time you will see that the Packer DB would have likely undercut it and picked it off.

He had a split second to make the throw and he was still making his drop at that point.  I think he thought about throwing it while not having his feet set but saw the DB streaking and decided to dump it off to his left.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 12, 2018, 02:21:17 pm
It is a throw that certainly could have been made.  But the picture above is not a realistic view of the play.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 12, 2018, 02:50:27 pm
Exactly...watch the video in real time...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on September 12, 2018, 05:07:19 pm
Pretty realistic to me. The ball already should have been gone. Happy feet Mitch - when his #1 receiver isn't open he tucks the ball away.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 12, 2018, 05:27:34 pm

He'll learn to trust his offensive line the more he plays.

Cutler was notorious for standing in the pocket waiting for receivers to come open.  And then at the last millisecond he'd release the ball downfield.  Often times I wished he'd just take off, but I give him credit he kept cool under pressure.

So somewhere between Cutler and the current version of Trubisky is where Trubisky needs to be.  Trust your O-line and trust your receiver that he'll fight to win those 50/50 balls.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on September 12, 2018, 07:21:46 pm
I can't see it in real time, but it sure looks like he could have run it in on a quarterback draw.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 12, 2018, 09:22:53 pm
not HD quality, but condensed.  don't feel like watching the 4th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK2VP-ZTFqs&list=PLb2lKW1bBcNNOSXfAoiik0Ve3tXbhlbX7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6om3v4Ol-18&index=2&list=PLb2lKW1bBcNNOSXfAoiik0Ve3tXbhlbX7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt6x768CCRI&list=PLb2lKW1bBcNNOSXfAoiik0Ve3tXbhlbX7&index=3
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 13, 2018, 02:25:16 am
Too dang many games against the Pakers like this....getting very old.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 13, 2018, 08:19:45 am
Looking forward to seeing that Seattle punter.  Denver air inflates the kick length a bit but still...  I hope he gets lots of work Monday night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3UV7u_gugM

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 13, 2018, 08:40:51 am
I think Trubisky's happy feet were a result of getting hit too much.  He took a few shots in the game. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 13, 2018, 10:38:27 am

VJ

I saw a lot of Dickson in college at Texas.  He's an Australian that  grew up playing their version of rugby.    He was the MVP in last December's Texas Bowl.  He's good but maybe not 59 yards per punt good.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 17, 2018, 04:23:20 pm
On that play, as soon as Burton made his break the ball should've been coming out. Hopefully Trubisky will start to recognize.. Of course, I'm still not watching in real time..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 17, 2018, 04:45:07 pm
The play called was a screen to the left so his eyes were to that side waiting for it to develop.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 17, 2018, 04:53:18 pm
Reasons the Bears should win:

Seahawks terrible offensive line.

Their best wr Baldwin is out.

Two of their best defenders Wagner and Wright are out.

We have Mack.

Still I have no confidence in the Bears until they actually win a game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 17, 2018, 08:34:28 pm
Trubisky sucks. Not at all impressed with him...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 17, 2018, 08:36:16 pm
No. I’m trying to keep an open mind, but he doesn’t look good.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 17, 2018, 08:47:38 pm
this board really seems to be dying the last year or so.

Our D this year is really, really good.  Top 5 D.  However we are going to waste it with Trubisky and this offense.  I think the offense is creative but overly cute.  We do not have the QB to run this system successfully.  The frustration for me is J. Howard is the 3rd best back in the NFL the last two years.  Why are we not running him more.  His pass catch has improved greatly this year.  He is our best weapon and would protect our young QB.  I have a feeling we are going to waste our great D this year.

Its early on Mitch, but my gut says he does not have the "it" factor.  Most of the great QB's show something the first year.  Look at what Mahommes is accomplishing in KC, hell even Darnold is showing more.  Trubisky is more of a project than his #2 draft position would have suggested.  Not saying he cannot be a good QB and I am hoping he does develop into that but I think the arrow is pointing more down than up at this point and time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 17, 2018, 09:28:19 pm
MILLER TIME!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 17, 2018, 09:30:13 pm
Good drive, nice touch pass for the TD
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 17, 2018, 09:39:48 pm
Now the D allows a 75 yard drive....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 17, 2018, 09:50:19 pm
Challenge?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 17, 2018, 09:58:20 pm
The defense is going to make this a fun and interesting year....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 17, 2018, 10:50:48 pm

well a win is a win right?

I'm not even sure yet if the offense is better than last year.  Trubisky looks very green and the future holds on him developing as the season goes on. 
This is only game 14 for him, and it's usually about 18 games before coaches start to say what a QB does well and doesn't do well.

They should have rolled on that depleted Seattle defense. 

2 TD's in the fourth quarter again.  Floyd and Mack were on the sidelines for most of it.

Lynch is playing a lot but just contains the edge.  Realize he didn't have training camp but if he is free to rush the passer it's not working. 

Not much success running on first down didn't help Trubisky.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 17, 2018, 11:30:38 pm

Bears do not make a lot of big plays on offense.  They have a dink/dunk offense that needs long drives to score.

Allen Robinson had a game high 10 catches - 8 yard average.  Taylor Gabriel had some nice runs but 4 catches 7.5 yard average.  And Trey Burton had one catch last week.  Tonight he had 4 - five yard average.

Third receiver Anthony Miller....3 catches...5.5 yard average.

Longest plays from scrimmage.  18 yards on a pass play to Jordan Howard.  2nd longest...pass play to Tarik Cohen - his only catch was 17 yards on a broken play.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 18, 2018, 02:27:09 am
Relying too much on the D scoring which isn't going to happen every game. Offense definitely needs to get on track and soon. It's not looking good. The D is good but cannot do it all themselves. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 18, 2018, 03:17:57 am
The D is awesome.  The soft training camp shows though.  They get gassed in the second half.  That will improve.


The O is a work in progress.  I love that Nagy has the scripted plays that actually score TD's.  Trubisky and the offense should grow as the year goes on.


I never felt the Bears would be great this year.  This is the year for Trubisky to learn how to become our franchise QB.  The D will make it fun and if they can both click at the same time we will be rocking.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: method on September 18, 2018, 06:22:36 am
Turbisky was always a project. He had something like 13 games started since high school. He lacks game experience and currently has no internal pass rush clock. Hopefully it comes to him over the season with good coaching. Otherwisecwe will need another qb...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on September 18, 2018, 07:03:34 am
I too think Trubisky does not have the "it" factor, which, unforunately is the case with every QB the Bears have had in my lifetime except an uninjured McMahon.....

I like what Mack said during his on field interview that he did not like the way the D ended their last drive (going prevent but not keeping the Seahawks out of the endzone)....

The Bears have emerged from isolation and have bobbed to the surface of relevance again (Nagy getting his 1st win even made news on a few politcal sites as well)......

Officiating wasn't too bad. Some bad spots and an offsides resulting in a sack of Trubisky are the bad ones that stand out to me.

Anyone else think that if the Lockett TD would've been dropped and with any other ref crew it would have been called D pass intereference ? I like that they at least let them play.....

D was gassed and Mack was on the sidelines a few times in the 3rd- 4th quarter (I'd guess to freshen up for the last 2 drives). If they can stay healthy look out.....

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on September 18, 2018, 07:18:22 am
6 SACKS?

Russell Wilson is not an easy one to catch normally
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 18, 2018, 07:33:28 am
The defense rocks. The "Monsters of the Midway" are back. Thank you Ryan Pace. The Offense is a WIP.....as expected. We need W's to make the playoffs. Go Bears!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 18, 2018, 07:37:24 am
I dont like the interceptions. Bad.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 18, 2018, 09:03:10 am
Mitchell played like Cade at times and it is annoying as hell, but I swear I will be patient with this kid and expect this offense to gell a bit in the latter half of the season.  Nagy is starting to sound like baghdad bob in the post game but I guess that is part of the job when trying to develop a very green QB.  And I am seeing too many 3rd and shorts with Howard on the sidelines.

Sure, there is always that fear that the Bears are on their way to wasting a great defense with sub-par QB play...again.

But watching this defense will make watching Bears football fun again...and that is a good thing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 18, 2018, 09:23:29 am
Yup
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 18, 2018, 09:24:40 am
The thing that stood out to me about Trubisky was the missed opportunities.  He had Gabriel wide open, and under no duress but missed him.  The threw short to Robinson, which was the INT.  He threw into double coverage at the goal line and was almost picked.  Plus it seemed like he was forcing things to Robinson, and throwing low at that.  And after watching what Mahomes did against the Steelers, his passes were spot on the money.  I just hope he can develop a lot more.

The D is fun to watch.  Although in the 3rd and 4th when I saw Kwaitkowski out there I was like whattttt?  I think Roquan and Mack need to get a little more conditioning in.  And I still think that had Roquan not held out, was in shape, and played more than 8 plays against GB, we win that game. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on September 18, 2018, 09:54:29 am
BLASPHEMER!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 18, 2018, 10:03:16 am
Que? No comprendo.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on September 18, 2018, 10:21:40 am
Mack and Smith were for sure totally gassed. It looked to me like Mitch has yet to have the game slow down for him. That said, he got dumped what, once? Kudos the offensive line. No injuries! I can't get over that. Good punter, good fg kicker, I think they got the stuff. I'll probably call for the direct ticket if I get a deal. Bears got fast.  I keep forgetting that this is this guys first HC gig. Plays get in, get run, work, the sticks go forward, very little on penalties, it was fun to watch. again. Hell, I might even rummage around in the closet and pull out the 34 jersey and put it on if I watch. I don't know why, but it somehow makes sense.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on September 18, 2018, 10:54:47 am
Beat GB with the almighty one still standing?

INCONCEIVABLE!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 18, 2018, 11:48:59 am
Just remember how bad it was last year...

I'm loving this season so far. It's a learning experience for our young QB.

And for those of us who bemoaned our pass rush (or lack of), that's not an issue any longer.

They're fun to watch. Drink a beer and enjoy watching...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on September 18, 2018, 12:04:21 pm
They might as well just make all QBs wear flags and get past these roughing interpretations
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on September 18, 2018, 08:05:09 pm
Gawd, remember the days of Cutler looking at the sideline, rolling his hands telling the sideline to get the call in?  Rushing to the line with 5 seconds left and hurrying the snap?

Glad to see that this is not looking like the keystone cops on getting the play call in.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 19, 2018, 12:53:41 am
Up next, the hapless Cards who are darned near in last place on power rankings. And get this....Bears are sitting at 14th! When was the last time we saw that??
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on September 19, 2018, 09:24:29 am
But power rankings are meaningless... really :D

Until the Bears start being consistently good, I'll always be on the edge of my seat waiting for that uh-oh moment where you just know this is going to go south (Arodgers coming back in 2nd half last week, Chris Conte missing a int to vs GB years ago in the championship game then shitting the bed and giving up the go ahead TD etc etc....)

It will take a few seasons of solid play to I think desensitize this traumatized fan......

BTW I was pissed about not showing the Urlacher halftime presentation instead of some lip-sync **** band of some sort. But that is ESPN/Disney execs screwing the pooch (as usual). At least in these days you know you can get it replayed somewhere on the web......



Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 19, 2018, 09:52:16 am
If not for the pick six it was a tie game and the Seahawks coming off two T D drives.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on September 19, 2018, 11:11:42 am
okay - what's the score if you take away Trubiskey's 2 INTs?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 19, 2018, 12:12:44 pm
So you think the offense played well enough to win that game? I don't.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on September 19, 2018, 12:51:24 pm
I remember Ditka once saying  something like - If you get good performance from all 3 phases - you will probably win that game - it's not easy to do that...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on September 19, 2018, 12:51:42 pm
https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2018/6/12/17450420/mike-ditka-2018-chicago-bears-jim-mcmahon-mitchell-trubisky-super-bowl-da-coach-1985-ryan-pace-nagy

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 19, 2018, 12:56:37 pm
https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/09/17/studs-and-duds-chicago-bears-week-2-win-seattle-seahawks-mack-trubisky-floyd-robinson/
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 19, 2018, 01:55:59 pm

If not for the pick six it was a tie game and the Seahawks coming off two T D drives.

The last TD drive was total prevent...bend but only break with a few seconds left on the clock.

But I'm not defending the offense they need to better control the clock with a lead.  But its tough to go to a short passing game when your offense is already geared around the short passing game.

As for the defense, we need to rest Mack and Hicks more.  We've got guys that can spell them.  Lynch showed some flashes Monday night though Acho did not.  Floyd is just a shell of his former self - can't wait until he gets that club off.  At DE we should be able to rotate Robertson-Harris, Ballard and now rookie Bilal Nichols.  Plus you have Goldman when you go to 4 man fronts.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 20, 2018, 05:48:43 am
One thing no one has brought up on the board yet...I though Bullard had a heck of a game.  He is starting to show what he can do/did back in Florida.  He was adding consistent pressure to the pass rush.  RR Harris is also playing very well.  If we had one shut down CB, this defense would be unstoppable...its pretty close to that already.

If I were the coach I would have T. Cohen returning kickoffs in addition to punts.  He is almost as electric as Hester was.  Has anyone seen K. White even on the football field?  Has he been hurt?  We have not challenged with down the field passes very much.  I think it is hurting our offensive scheme.  The KC offense goes long every once in a while to keep the D honest....we need to start doing that.  Gabriel and White should be the guys.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 20, 2018, 07:37:06 am
The Bears did go long.  Mitch couldn't connect with ARob and Gabriel for potential long TDs.  With the defense the way it is, Nagy may go with an Orton/Turner offense to protect late leads and his QB from time to time depending on game flow.  My concern is that Howard needs more carries.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on September 20, 2018, 07:52:47 am
Cohen needs to stop fair catching the ball on the 4 yard line and let it bounce (I was screaming at the TV on opening kickoff). He's electric but makes some strange decisions sometimes...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 20, 2018, 08:16:08 am
I was thinking about Kevin White also.  He was in uniform on the sidelines but i didnt notice him get in on any plays.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 20, 2018, 09:53:09 am

Kevin White got 2 plays Monday night.   Yet they put in Simms and split him out on a number of plays - like he's gonna draw the focus of the defense.

White is a short term insurance policy right now.    Right now there focusing Trubisky on his high price toys:  Robinson, Gabriel, and Burton and can't afford a few plays to White.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on September 20, 2018, 10:46:08 am
We controlled TOP 34/25 against Seattle.  That is pretty good.  33/26 against the Pack.  So while the offense isn't rolling up huge points yet, it is keeping the defense more fresh.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 20, 2018, 02:00:28 pm

I'd like to see the second half break down of those numbers...particularly in the 4Q.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 20, 2018, 10:40:12 pm
Fair catching that ball on the 4, that's like high school stuff. He should know to never do that. Really puts the O in a hole and with this O presently, every yard matters. Don't know if the Bears are fed up with White or what but he definitely isn't getting much playing time. Things need to change on offense or we'll have a familiar scene of the D getting ticked at the O for not performing up to expectations.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on September 21, 2018, 05:55:28 am
Interesting...

https://twitter.com/kfishbain/status/1042455208817778688…


Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 21, 2018, 07:49:39 am
Will they make it three games in a row with an opening drive TD this weekend?  It's nice to get 7 on that first drive.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 21, 2018, 09:39:09 am
Rookie mistakes:

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/09/19/roquan-smith-made-rookie-mistakes-in-1st-start-vs-seahawks/
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 21, 2018, 11:00:49 am

I recall the 3rd down play that Smith got engulfed by Sweezey and overall my impression after the game was that Smith had a so-so game.  But then I watched some of the Trib's isolations on his tackles and realized that when Smith tackles somebody he's down...right there.

I wonder how good he's going to be when he knows all the plays and gets a little more NFL game experience under his belt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 21, 2018, 11:28:32 am
He’s going to be a star.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 21, 2018, 11:34:37 am

Ran into an old Bears fan from way back....nfoligno.  We both got stuck under the stadium (lookup Allen High School) during a rain delay at a high school football game last night.  Both our kids are HS juniors.

We agreed on most everything about the last 2 games especially the need to emphasize Howard more in the offense.  We disagreed on one thing though. 

Kevin White.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 21, 2018, 12:28:51 pm
Yeah they are saying that Smith hits with a thud, and I think once he gets into game shape he is going to shine.  Which really ticks me off that the douche held out of TC.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 21, 2018, 12:34:02 pm

We don't know the details of the contract discussion but you do know that Mack held out of OTAs AND training camp - is he a douche too?

On the bright side - Smith really reduced his chances of a serious injury by missing all that practice and preseason game time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 21, 2018, 12:44:20 pm
Rookie mistakes:

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/09/19/roquan-smith-made-rookie-mistakes-in-1st-start-vs-seahawks/

Good analysis.

I expect Smith to move ahead quickly.  His weakness was always going to be taking on blockers at 230 pounds. 
Maybe in the offseason he'll put on ten pounds.  Most rookies hit the weight room as their college physique is not an NFL physique.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on September 21, 2018, 12:53:31 pm
Nfoligno ever consider coming back to the boards?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 21, 2018, 01:31:45 pm

He had to leave because his work blocked our website.  But that could have been World Crossing...or even the one before that.   Damn, some of have been here for a long time.

I need to dig up his email and re-invite him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 21, 2018, 01:59:36 pm
I couldn't use it at work so went on my phone.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 21, 2018, 02:21:53 pm
I think Macks issue and Smiths issue are not in the same category.  And Mack seems to have come in and performed rather well.  Roquan, hamstring limitations. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 21, 2018, 03:04:40 pm

ILB and safety are probably the most cerebral positions on defense.  Was Smith affected by missing most of training camp?  Yes.   Though hamstrings can happen to ANYBODY at ANYTIME, he probably pushed it an he was definitely hurt by lack of experience in game situations with the defense.

Will all this be forgotten in a couple more games?   Yes.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on September 21, 2018, 06:53:07 pm
R.  Smith already looks like the real deal to me.  I am more worried about Mitch.

Nfoligno was a great board member dallas you need to try to get him back.  Our boards have been fading.  I remember posting as a 23 yr old graduate student.  Hell I am 43 with two teenage children.  Been on these boards a long time with you guys.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 22, 2018, 12:42:32 am
It's been a long long time. Think the first interaction were the mid 90's around Wanny wasn't it? AHHP he's got a knee
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on September 22, 2018, 07:25:55 am
Yeah, mid 90's for me too. I was in college and am 44 now.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on September 22, 2018, 07:31:27 am
LOL. I think I still have the worldcrossing bookmark link on my old computer I've got sitting in a corner that I used to use as a print server from time to time.....

Lots and lots of bad Bears football (and a little good football) have passed since then...... :D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 22, 2018, 09:29:23 am
https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/09/21/4-bears-who-must-step-up-against-the-cardinals-in-week-3/
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on September 22, 2018, 09:54:44 am
Ive got a feeling that turnovers will decide this game.

Typical game for the Bears to **** the bed on. I seem to recall the last few times the Bears were favored (and it wasn't many) they came out and got beaten badly.

Let's see how the Bears growth is this week......
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 22, 2018, 11:11:55 am
Ran into an old Bears fan from way back....nfoligno.  We both got stuck under the stadium (lookup Allen High School) during a rain delay at a high school football game last night.  Both our kids are HS juniors.

We agreed on most everything about the last 2 games especially the need to emphasize Howard more in the offense.  We disagreed on one thing though. 

Kevin White.

Hopefully you invited him to join us. He was one of the good ones we lost..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 22, 2018, 11:18:29 am
You guys are talking world crossing, a lot of us go back to the trib board. we're talking over 20 years, or there abouts..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 22, 2018, 11:21:22 am
With our D, Howard, Cohen and an inexperienced QB, I'd pound the fukk out of the ball.. As soon as they start to crowd the line I'd let a few fly downfield.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 22, 2018, 12:58:38 pm
George Knue, Adam Caldarelli...who were the other Trib board mods?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 22, 2018, 07:47:34 pm
Remember JJ going berzerk over the censorship on the Trib board, lol....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on September 22, 2018, 09:40:50 pm
 I originally joined you guys on worldcrossings. I remember Zout and I were pretty much joined at the hip with regards to our opinions. I also remember bleachers and ferrari along with nfoligno. chifaninva you sent me a vhs tape of one of the Bears games I wanted to see. And yes I was the one praising the Cade McNown draft selection. Oooops!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on September 22, 2018, 09:44:48 pm
 Wasn't there a poster who had an alter ego that always seemed to agree a 100% with the other's comments? I can't remember his name?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 22, 2018, 10:45:04 pm
logic and laport
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 22, 2018, 11:26:09 pm
Remember nuke?  Guy was funny as **** and just brutal on logic/laport. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 22, 2018, 11:28:07 pm
Logic is still quoted often here.  "Free agents need to sit on the bench and shut up" (in his mind this would include Mack).  All RB's must be over what was it 220 lbs?  220 didn't cut it had to be over.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 23, 2018, 01:07:55 am
Yapper was a frequent poster and David who would accidentally post emails from his janitorial job.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on September 23, 2018, 04:50:30 am
Ive got a feeling that turnovers will decide this game.

Typical game for the Bears to **** the bed on. I seem to recall the last few times the Bears were favored (and it wasn't many) they came out and got beaten badly.

Let's see how the Bears growth is this week......

This is a key game to see if these are not your Trestman/Fox Bears.  I don't think they won a game when they were favored under Fox.  Last week was a great start under Nagy to rid that!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 23, 2018, 07:16:12 am
Been here since 97 or so...20 years of bears football.

:  /
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 23, 2018, 07:17:11 am
Logic hated “busted up free agents”

😋
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on September 23, 2018, 07:20:58 am
I started at the end of the Trib boards. If I recall they tried to drive folks off then said they were nixing the whole board because they felt they had to police it too much..... Back in the day's when the internet was still the wild west and had to use a phone modem at home to connect to the internet.... Ah the days ! :D

Here's hoping the bears get a competent 3 phase win today....

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 23, 2018, 07:23:46 am
What about chiborg (I think that's right), and didn't he have an alter ego at times. Funny sh!t.. It was like a free for all at times..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 23, 2018, 07:48:26 am
I started at the end of the Trib boards as well.  And who was Divad, was it David as a second account or just someone messing with him?

Heres hoping Mitch has a good game today, and cant wait to see what Mack and the D can do....bear down.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 23, 2018, 07:49:31 am
Wouldnt it be funny if we knocked Sam Bradford out two years in a row?  I think it might happen....just saying.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 23, 2018, 08:51:41 am
I was on the trib board back in dialup days.

Remember the other teams guys?  V2?  greenwithenvy? indy8? the viking fan who quoted longshanks?

ACL (RIP)

Who was the tampa fan that was in prison or something that was going to kill BEERFAN and JJ?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on September 23, 2018, 11:07:38 am
wlmjohn - that was Marv - the Tampa Bay fan - I trolled him and he literally wanted to kill me.

What about Barely - never made any since.

I started here back in the late 90's - I had a marketing manager position for a corporation - we had a lot of down time after our marketing projects were launched - so I went to the Trib board.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 23, 2018, 12:01:39 pm
Wasn't it chiborg that had the "inside scoop". And then would let on that he was Chris Zorich. Man that's some funny sh!t..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 23, 2018, 12:37:17 pm
Boobirds in Minneapolis.  Nagy should use this as an example on how not to play an inferior opponent.  Fun watch so far.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 23, 2018, 01:38:56 pm
Only 2 first downs for the Vikings in the first half.

Mahommes is playing well but man I've never seen so many wide open receivers as they've had these first 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 03:30:50 pm
WTF?  Do we have any DB's on the field?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 03:35:31 pm
Figures....Queens and Pukers lose and the Bears begin by choking..... ::)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 03:44:02 pm
Way to fail right out of the gate on both sides of the ball and special teams.

Geez!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 03:46:33 pm
Offense is suspect. Playing catch up ought to be interesting to see. Nagy's play calling is also suspect....terrible start. D better show up today for them to have a chance.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 03:55:45 pm
I am wasting a beautiful day watching this crap.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 23, 2018, 03:56:17 pm
Who's our QB, Cade McNown?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 03:56:58 pm
Same ol' crappy Bears.... >:( Trubisky sucks....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 23, 2018, 03:59:25 pm
The first two games they came firing out of the gates, ready to play.  They look flat today....not ready at all
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 23, 2018, 04:10:31 pm
Garapalo ACL tear
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 04:37:36 pm
So many chances to get in and they still can't do it against the 30th ranked defense in the league.  Pathetic.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on September 23, 2018, 04:40:27 pm
Cardinals are crowding the line, daring the bears to pass.  Trubisky keeps throwing at Peterson or is widely inaccurate.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 23, 2018, 04:48:14 pm
Horrible play by Trubiski
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 23, 2018, 04:50:18 pm
Trubisky is absolutely awful!! Cade McNown Jr..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 23, 2018, 04:53:38 pm
You don’t see much evidence that he’s going to be a good player.  Despite all the work he’s been doing with Nagy, he seems to have regressed.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 23, 2018, 04:54:08 pm
Adversity. First time playing from behind. Let’s see how they react.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on September 23, 2018, 04:56:26 pm
At least the defense settled down.  It's a very winnable game if trubisky can pull his head out of his ass.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 05:13:05 pm
The ineptness of the offense is way to familiar.  We have seen this movie so many times before.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 23, 2018, 05:14:43 pm
The defense needs to make a play. They need to make a statement like they have the first two games in the first half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 23, 2018, 05:15:02 pm
And there is a pick right on cue.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 05:17:37 pm
Won't matter. Trubisky will give it back
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 05:23:01 pm
Some of you really should find another team...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 23, 2018, 05:26:12 pm
Bears look horrible
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 05:26:39 pm
TD BEARS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 23, 2018, 05:29:17 pm
They can still win this....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 05:30:07 pm
Of course they can since they finally found the endzone.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 05:34:50 pm
Bears pick it!  YES!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 05:35:18 pm
McManis
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 23, 2018, 05:36:29 pm
There is the defense.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 23, 2018, 05:37:11 pm
Take the lead here and put that doubt back into the cardinals hearts.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 23, 2018, 05:38:27 pm
Hopefully the cards defenders are wearing down since they've been on the field so much.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 05:39:59 pm
Thank goodness they were offsides.

Trubisky needs to set his feet and make the throws.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 05:41:00 pm
There ya go...put the ball in the hands of your best player!

1st Down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 05:43:32 pm
RT, please...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 05:45:28 pm
14-13.  Inching ever closer.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 05:51:59 pm
Ugh, 3 Bears had a wall to stop Johnson on the screen, and he got past all of them...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 05:52:49 pm
****.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 23, 2018, 05:53:48 pm
Great Amukamara is out and Tolliver gets lost
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 05:54:30 pm
Mack!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 23, 2018, 05:56:40 pm
Awesome, now make them pay!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:03:47 pm
Trubiskys deep balls are not good. He can do the underneath stuff but his deep balls are erratic. The D is pulling this out for the team. Good running by Howard. Need to just pound him and quit going those stupid sideline routes!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:06:11 pm
Unbelievably the rest of the Division lost today, so the Division is the Bears IF they pull this out......
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:07:56 pm
OK....so...do you go for this? or the 1st? I'd say you gotta kick this ball....get the lead, albeit a tenuous one...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:09:24 pm
Up to the D now....why they putting Rosen in? Bradford hurt? Didn't see it...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on September 23, 2018, 06:10:14 pm
It's so cool the Bears brought in a coach to take their offense back to the stone age.

Meanwhile, his former team is putting up 35 per half with a rookie QB.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:10:22 pm
1 point lead.  Cards just put their rookie QB in.

Come on D seal the deal here.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:12:06 pm
Chris, the offense has been paired down for what Trubisky can handle.

I never dreamed I woudl sayt his but they may need to start Chase Daniels so they can open the playbook up.  I know the Bears current entire playbook under Trubisky.  I am sure the NFL does as well.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:12:29 pm
Can't let a rook beat em....c'mon Bears....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:14:36 pm
WHY on earth is Mack not rushing?!???? WTH!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:16:09 pm
Rook is picking them apart.... >:( 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:17:05 pm
Few more yards they're in FG range....not good....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:18:04 pm
All three first downs were the same route on the same side of the field.  If I can see it why can't the bears players and coaches? 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:18:40 pm
We know how this plays out most of the time.... :(
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 23, 2018, 06:19:17 pm
Dbs playing 10 yards backm. Wwwwwwhhhhhyyyyyy!!!!#
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:21:15 pm
YES!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:21:45 pm
WHAT A PLAY BY CALLAHAN!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:21:59 pm
Although we would have been better off if he didn't pick it off but just batted it down. 

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:22:38 pm
Now grind the clock and get first downs.   They have all three time outs.

This game is not over yet. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 23, 2018, 06:23:02 pm
Bears win!! First place in NFC North for the first time in a gazillion years
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:23:36 pm
BEARS.....leading the Division, maybe? who'd a thunk that?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:23:51 pm
We haven't won yet.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 06:24:05 pm
Not over yet...Cards have all 3 TOs...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:24:35 pm
One first down wins it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:24:52 pm
That monster play by Nichols was timed perfectly...just what was needed....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 06:26:27 pm
3rd Down...do you run it again, or go for the 1st and the W?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:26:27 pm
Get this first down, game....if not....my heart can't take that lol
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:27:23 pm
Bears can't ever make it easy.... ::)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:28:19 pm
43 seconds.  No time outs.  A rookie QB first NFL game.

If we lose we deserve to lose.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 06:29:10 pm
Eddie!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:29:14 pm
offsides bears.  damn it
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 23, 2018, 06:29:18 pm
Damn. It’s going to be offsides
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 06:29:29 pm
Offsides...was afraid of that...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:29:32 pm
Offsides....ugh....MACK!!!! ::)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:30:45 pm
Long FG try....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 23, 2018, 06:30:51 pm
Hail Mary time
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 06:31:34 pm
No penalties...Bear Down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:31:37 pm
Yeah they really don't have two downs here....not enough time....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:32:06 pm
Watch Fitz!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 06:32:12 pm
YES!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:32:17 pm
SACKED!

BEARS WIN!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 23, 2018, 06:32:31 pm
Sack!  1st place Bears!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 23, 2018, 06:33:12 pm
How long will Otto be absent from the board?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 23, 2018, 06:33:53 pm
First place!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:34:11 pm
Getting a win on the road during a short week is huge.  Especially since we get Tampa Bay on a short week Sunday.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:34:35 pm
That was a friggin JAIL break lol. Bear swarm! FIRST .....PLACE

BEARS!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:36:30 pm
Came back from behind after a terrible start in all three phases.  Now they know they can do it.  It builds confidence.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 06:39:08 pm
Exactly...that’s a good road win against a tough Arizona D...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 06:39:25 pm
Hope Miller is OK...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 23, 2018, 06:41:36 pm
bring out the disco ball

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dn0PP6dXsAI6PD3.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 06:42:21 pm
I am going to guess dislocated shoulder or rotator cuff.  Neither is good but hopefully it is just a dislocated shoulder.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 23, 2018, 06:48:41 pm
Hate to say, but it doesn't look good for Miller.  The guy got heart but maybe someone should have taken his helmet away after the 1st exit.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 06:53:20 pm
Again...where's K White??? What is up with the guy?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 23, 2018, 06:54:04 pm
It looks like Miller could be in for some surgery and IR
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 23, 2018, 06:56:35 pm
If Miller has surgery they are going to need White to produce.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 23, 2018, 06:58:22 pm
Ugly win but I'll take it. A win is a win and better than a loss.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 23, 2018, 07:01:01 pm
So, anyone know when the Bears were first in the Division before today? Bet it's been a few years...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 23, 2018, 07:22:00 pm
@AnthonyMiller_3

I’m good!!! Great Team Win! 🐻⬇️

5:14 PM - 23 Sep 2018 from Arizona, USA
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 23, 2018, 07:36:27 pm
He’s nails.

I hope he’s right.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 23, 2018, 07:40:14 pm
Ugly win.. But what the heck.. First place!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 23, 2018, 08:01:55 pm
It is a dislocated shoulder.  While it can linger it shouldn't be an IR situation.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 23, 2018, 08:24:44 pm
I'll take that.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 23, 2018, 09:30:55 pm
They can activate Wims
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on September 24, 2018, 05:41:44 am
I love the Wims pick, but how about we play White?  He's healthy, let's see what we got.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 24, 2018, 06:13:21 am
(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/57971827/negative-sir-not-a-single-packers-fan-on-social-media.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 24, 2018, 07:37:38 am
Soldier (https://twitter.com/FulphilO/status/1044016354309869569) Field (https://twitter.com/LizzyBryzzo/status/1044009475827326976) West (https://twitter.com/timmyray_AZ/status/1044060769506082816)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on September 24, 2018, 08:51:32 am
I think I read somewhere that this is Kyle Long's 1st time on the Bears when they had a winning record....

Too bad the WGN postgame show is almost unlistenable anymore. Whinning and moaning and cheap shotting comments on post game interviews.

Ed O really isn't any good without being paired with the late great Doug B. Even Dan Hampton can't save that mess of a post-game radio show :(

A win is a win. But Trubisky does seem to be the thing holding this team back from being a contender at the moment. We've seen this movie before over and over.....

I think the Bears O still is close to the top of the league in Time of Possesion tho.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 24, 2018, 09:40:21 am

Lot's of talk about Anthony Miller's injury but I think the more critical injury is Amukamora - what's up with him?    Tolliver was exposed just like he was in preseason.  He needs playing time but not in crucial situations.  Bears depth took a hit when Marcus Cooper hurt is hammy last week.

Speaking of corners...   I regularly slam Sherrick McManus DB skills.  But that was a great pick.  Plus he was in on that sack at the end and had a nice special teams tackle on the punt.  That's why there's a ST position for him on the team.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 24, 2018, 09:54:01 am
Not sure if a full year in Nagys system will help Trubisky, but man he is throwing into double coverage and very well covered WRs.  I mean like not open at all.  And do they even practice the deep ball all week in practice? 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 24, 2018, 10:02:18 am

Doesn't seem like it but Trubisky is completing near 70% of  his passes.  I dunno...it just seems like it takes forever for the ball to come out of his hand.  Are guys getting open quickly?  Or does he just not trust his wide receivers when they're covered? 

Nagy took our advice and run Howard 24 times.   2.5 yards per carry doesn't really take the load off Trubisky.

And in the red zone I don't feel confident in the passing game to come up with a TD...the only receiver I trust is Cohen.  Maybe we need a big target...like Shaheen.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 24, 2018, 10:23:14 am
Bears depth took a hit when Marcus Cooper hurt is hammy last week.

I thought he didnt make the 53. He was brutal in the preseason and deserved to be cut. I thought Tollover got Cooper's spot
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on September 24, 2018, 10:23:53 am
Loved his shovel pass in week 1 for a TD
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 24, 2018, 10:46:16 am

I thought he didnt make the 53. He was brutal in the preseason and deserved to be cut. I thought Tollover got Cooper's spot


He was cut in the offseason and re-signed to a lesser contract - probably a one year deal.  Both Tolliver and Cooper struggled in preseason - but both had injury issues too.

With Amukamora's hammy - I'd be more inclined to start Callahan at CB and let....McManus play nickel.  Did I just say that?  But I think Bears will let Tolliver play and just tell him to keep everything in front of him and let the Bears pass rush do its thing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on September 24, 2018, 10:50:20 am
Agreed on the double coverage passes - WHY? He isn't seeing the coverage very well or is clueless. Plus Trubisky was throwing constantly at Pro-bowl CB Patrick Peterson - a guy you stay away from.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on September 24, 2018, 10:50:38 am
Per Adam Hoge

Sherrick McManis was officially credited with a sack, a TFL, an interception, a QB hit and a pass defensed.

He was on the field for 5 defensive snaps.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on September 24, 2018, 11:01:59 am
Trubisky has the worst time checking down on receivers....it's like he still a college QB zeroing in on the first option only - and not looking of the primary receiver.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on September 24, 2018, 11:31:53 am
Gotta practice the PUMP-FAKE - that would have prevented that tipped pass INT
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on September 24, 2018, 11:46:24 am

Yeah, or realize that Chandler Jones is 6-5 with a 35" vertical.   Put a little more air in that throw.

His worst throw I thought was the roll out to the right throwing across his body to Robinson that should have been picked off.  How many times does he just throw the ball out of bounds and go on to the  next play?   Never!   (Not counting his red zone throws where the receiver has no chance).
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 24, 2018, 11:57:51 am
Chicago fans love good Defense. Chicago fans hate a QB that throw picks and fumbles the ball. Ask Rex Grossman. Trubisky better get it together quickly, once the fans turn it's hard to get 'em back. Front office hasn't invested in this D to start winning 3 years from now..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on September 30, 2018, 10:11:09 am
Here is to hoping that Mack and company make Fitz look so bad that they bench him at halftime for Winston. My guess is Fitz shreds us and Trubisky makes their D look all-pro
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 30, 2018, 11:19:07 am
Fitz has 3 superstar WRs making him look good, and we are without Amukamara.  Not a good combo.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 30, 2018, 11:32:58 am
If Trubisky has a decent game we have a good chance. If he plays sub par we will most likely lose. Pound the ball and keep it away from the opponent..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 12:08:22 pm
7-0 Bears.  Probably even have some of the scripted plays left for the next drive.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 12:13:27 pm
Couldn't ask for a better start so far. Do I see Floyd without his club??
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 12:18:12 pm
Trubisky is once again off on throws. He needs to make even just the simple throws and he's not.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 12:20:10 pm
2nd possession was rough for Trubiski
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 12:22:53 pm
He isn't setting his feet.  Not accurate at all.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 12:34:57 pm
Nice TD throw by Tru! The two previous throws were high, though, but complete. This TD pass was a beaut, though. Bears rocking 14 zip!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 12:36:54 pm
He looked solid on that drive. TD Bears, up 14-0!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 12:37:40 pm
GO BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 12:38:24 pm
I wouldn’t want to be 14 points behind the Bears...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 12:41:37 pm
Toliver good coverage in the end zone
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 12:48:24 pm
Tru getting some balls downfield! Nice! He's still a bit high on some.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 12:49:35 pm
Did not see this coming. Bears making this look TOO easy! BEARS 21 Bucs 3....whew
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 12:51:46 pm
Bears, third TD pass of the game!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 12:56:50 pm
Gentlemen, we’ve got an NFL team here....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 12:57:49 pm
21-3  Nice!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 12:57:55 pm
Man, Bears are looking unstoppable right now. There's a concern with that, though, like the first game where they were smokin' first half and came out flat second. They cannot let this happen this game! Mack and another forced fumble. This guy was worth every stinkin penny they gave him...well, not really, no one is worth that kind of money to play a game, but relatively...he's worth it. Great acquisition. Very possibly the best and smartest acquisition made in the NFL this season....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 01:02:35 pm
Need to start pounding the ball, get the D flat footed and tired. Another great throw by Tru! He's looking much better today, which is great news.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 01:03:47 pm
WOW! I'm....stunned! This is unreal! They are SMOKING on OFFENSE of all things!! I'm really loving this.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 01:04:31 pm
WOW!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 01:05:11 pm
To be fair Trubisky has guys WIDE open.  But he is getting them the ball. 

Can they keep this going so we don;t have to sweat this game at all? 

After this they get their bye week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 01:11:19 pm
I'm,,,just….this is unreal. Trubisky is having a breakout game and this is bad bad news for the rest of the division. This is stunning.... :o
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 30, 2018, 01:11:51 pm
Where's Howard
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 01:13:34 pm
TD BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 01:13:56 pm
WOW!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 01:14:33 pm
What....A....PLAY!!! WOW!!! Man, they are SMMMMMOKING!!! Who here saw this coming even remotely?! I'm sitting here watching this with a HUGE grin on my face, lol. Oh this is GOOD stuff!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 01:15:41 pm
This is CRAZY....

😅
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 01:15:44 pm
This game is OVER already! I just can't believe this....stunned x 10
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 01:18:44 pm
All of a sudden, for these Bears, there isn’t a game on the schedule that isn’t winnable.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 30, 2018, 01:20:30 pm
I guess Trubisky and Nagy are OK with everyone today...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 01:23:26 pm
PICKED!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 01:24:41 pm
Holy cow holy cow....lol. Is this the BEARS?!? KILLER int by Jackson! Everything is clicking today.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 01:26:04 pm
Ryan Pace draft choices and acquisitions kicking ass and taking names
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 30, 2018, 01:27:45 pm
First Bear qb in history with 5 first half TDs
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on September 30, 2018, 01:30:28 pm
I'm happy to finally see Daniels in there.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 30, 2018, 01:30:55 pm
This reminds me of the Rocky movie where they had him fight Apollo left handed for the 1st few rounds of the fight, then unleashed him halfway thru...

Mitch is playing right handed today.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on September 30, 2018, 01:32:35 pm
3 offsides forced by trubisky is nice too.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 01:33:15 pm
Score again before half!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 01:34:32 pm
Second time today White had a nice block.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 01:34:54 pm
I'm wondering why they're running Cohen and not Howard. Cohen's a amazing talent but just wondering why they aren't pounding it with Howard. Do like that they're still being aggressive, though. Probably got the Packers game in the back of their minds. Cohen is more explosive so maybe that's why. Howard just lost some of his burst for whatever reason....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 01:37:40 pm
38-3 BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 30, 2018, 01:39:21 pm
We may never see otto again...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 30, 2018, 01:43:09 pm
Trubisky is on FIRE!!!!  And when he sets his feet, his down field passes are pretty.  Gabriel and Cohen show today.  I sort of feel sorry for Kevin White, all he does is block down field.  And for whatever reason they are ignoring Howard and Robinson.  And that was a bone head move on Hicks, bumping an official and getting ejected.  Lets hope that doesnt impact the second half.  And Tolliver is looking solid for a rook. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 30, 2018, 01:46:28 pm
Big comeback by the bucks last week.I can't rest easy until u see us contine to play good D.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 01:47:39 pm
(https://i.gifer.com/TsVy.gif)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on September 30, 2018, 01:47:59 pm
Hopefully this helps the offense get clicking for good and this isn't just some aberration.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 01:52:46 pm
It’s great to see them come out of the locker room, ready to go, on all three phases....I think these are good coaches
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 01:56:11 pm
INT!

GO BEARS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on September 30, 2018, 01:58:16 pm
I'm not wetting my pants over one game, but it is damn nice to see Trubisky and the O clicking. Got a help confidence..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 02:01:20 pm
Figures..I go to the BR and who got the int??
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 02:02:38 pm
6 TD passes!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 02:03:39 pm
Lol, add another TD to the batch....this is just crazy unreal. 45 to 3, folks. 45 to 3!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 02:05:15 pm
I’d let Chase Daniel play the rest of the game
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on September 30, 2018, 02:13:19 pm
Just run Cunningham now, no injuries.

Is Tolliver hurt? He was holding his arm and Calahan played corner.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 30, 2018, 02:25:36 pm
How was that not a block in the back in that Tolliver PI play?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 30, 2018, 02:30:27 pm
How was that not a false start on the entire line on the 4th down play?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on September 30, 2018, 02:31:24 pm
Refs turned a blind eye to that drive to help the bucs regain a little dignity.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 02:31:44 pm
Plus their OL tackled Mack.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 02:38:23 pm
Just pounding them on the ground now.  Doing what good teams do.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 02:45:42 pm
The Bears never let the Bucs in this game even for a second.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 02:54:43 pm
Michigan City, woot! Over by me!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 02:56:42 pm
How much of this 3-1 start is due to Kahlil Mack?  I’m going to say 80%.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on September 30, 2018, 02:57:58 pm
LYNCH!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on September 30, 2018, 02:59:16 pm
Interception by Dan Hampton!

😅
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 03:03:29 pm
I love a stress free Sunday.

GO BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on September 30, 2018, 03:06:07 pm
It was good that Nagy didnt let up in the second half, or the first half for that matter.  I would have liked to let Trubisky join the record books with a 7th TD, but I think the rain didnt help.  Still happy with the win, and love the Lynch INT.  The only thing that sucks is now we have to wait 2 weeks for the next game....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 03:12:41 pm
I can guarantee if anyone told you the Bears would be 3-1 heading into the bye we would have all taken it and been happy about it.

I am loving this season so far.  Hoping Trubisky just continues to grow and we get our DB's healthy over the bye week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on September 30, 2018, 03:52:19 pm
I know know we can beat any team left on our schedule....even the Rams.

Thank god for the Bye so Prince can heal up.

Khalil Mack is the reason....doubled teamed EVERY play
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on September 30, 2018, 03:55:36 pm
I know it's early but after today this season has a chance to be something really special. IF Trubisky can play to his ability, they have a chance to make the playoffs and gasp, even go further. They put a solid whipping on a good team today. They FINALLY have the talent to take them somewhere and end the miserable drought we've suffered through too long. Could be special...we will see....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on September 30, 2018, 05:57:04 pm
Today's game might make JJ lose his bet.

I got a letter from him that I need to post when I get to work tomorrow.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on September 30, 2018, 06:09:57 pm
I am guessing he is stoked the that Mack came from his second favorite team to his MOST favorite team. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on September 30, 2018, 06:41:56 pm
I got home this afternoon relatively early and already it was 7-0. Wonderful game. Fantastic, both offense and defense. And even Bellamy got a TD. Now on to the bye week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on September 30, 2018, 07:38:09 pm
Here is to hoping that Mack and company make Fitz look so bad that they bench him at halftime for Winston. My guess is Fitz shreds us and Trubisky makes their D look all-pro

You were half right!  What a game!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 01, 2018, 08:25:16 am
I keep wondering why Kevin White isnt getting any targets.  Not really complaining, he is doing the dirty work blocking, and doing a good job, but are his routes that bad or what?  Or maybe they dont want him to get hurt by catching a ball and running with it? 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on October 01, 2018, 08:33:06 am
Oh. My. God. Wasn't expecting that.

Just finished watching the whole game (I get snippets because I redzone on Sunday and watch the Bears full with Gamepass afterward).

We now know Trubs ceiling (can't get much higher than he did). We've seen some of his floor the previous 3 weeks. Lets see how the bye week goes and if they come out firing in Miami (a place the Bears seem to always not do too well).....

Its become so common that it will be newsworthy if Mack has a game where he does NOT make at least one impact play in a game. He had some of those games in Oakland but I think the talent around him is much more able to pick up the slack (and considering Mack will always be double and triple teamed he may not have a highlight play because he is helping others have highlight plays). Stay healthy, young man. You are 1st ballot HOF for sure....

Hell even Tolliver came in and they did not seem to miss the Prince. I think the Bucs were picking on him (had a lot of tackles) as the weak link and he wasn't.

Team Checklist:
1. Beat the bad teams you should beat. Check. (this week and last week)
2. Beat the teams on your same level. Check (Seahawks).
3. Beat the teams that are above your level. Almost a check except for a terrible 4th quarter. Needs work....

Two out of three so far.... :D

Just enjoy the ride. We have some greatness occurring before our very eyes......

Go Bears !

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 01, 2018, 09:17:56 am
OK.......

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/09/30/4-takeaways-from-the-bears-blowout-win-over-buccaneers/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 01, 2018, 09:43:04 am

All week long we heard Nagy saying they were going to make the offense simpler.  That may have been part of the reason for the success.  Not a whole lot of short and sideways pass patterns needed against the Bucs.

Bears O-line did a fantastic job of keeping the Bucs off Trubisky so the receivers had time to get open downfield.  And when they didn't Trubisky has the legs to pick up some nice gains.

Bucs pass defense is one of the worst in the league.  There's no Lynch and Rhonde Barber back there.

And Bears did a great job of finding Cohen in space...like 20 or 30 yards downfield with space. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 01, 2018, 10:27:38 am
Hope Hicks doesn't get suspended...never got a good look at what exactly he did...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on October 01, 2018, 11:01:25 am
After scoring so many pts in the first half, why so few in the 2nd?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 01, 2018, 11:11:46 am
After scoring so many pts in the first half, why so few in the 2nd?

No need to run up the score.

Tampa came out the second half running the ball more to kill the clock.  It was clear they had no stomach for attempting a comeback.  The bears responded with the same.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 01, 2018, 11:15:01 am
The great part about Hicks (Maybe) getting suspended is there are other players to step up. Next man up!

Lynch needs more time on the field.

Nichols looks like he could be a beast.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on October 01, 2018, 11:28:55 am
How is Roquan Smith playing? I listened to some of the game on XM radio but only heard his name called once where he got blocked on a blitz.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 01, 2018, 12:23:47 pm
Last time I recall this happening was when Walter Payton got thrown out of a game for touching a ref.  Walter always liked to reach forward as he was falling down to get that extra half yard.  He did it against the Falcons one game and the ref for some reason called it a fumble (no replay back then).

So the ref is explaining the call to the crowd and Walter runs up to him and tugs on his arm to get his attention to plead his case.  Ref immediately throws the flag and announces that 34 is ejected for touching a ref.  Total BS - the fumble and the ejection.

Yesterday the cameras didn't have a real good picture of the fracas since the real play was way on the other side of the field.  I'm sure the media will get to the bottom of it. 

Good news:  Bears didn't need him in the 2nd half and Bilal Nichols got more playing time and is rapidly developing into a steal of a 5th round pick.

Bad news:  Hicks gets suspended and if Akeem has a Roquan Smith contract clause that says he doesn't get paid for getting ejected then he's going to miss some game pay. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 01, 2018, 12:53:36 pm
Sam Acho out for the year with a torn pec.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 01, 2018, 01:33:34 pm
Hicks bumped the ref with his stomache/chest.  It was stupid and on him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 01, 2018, 01:47:12 pm

Sam Acho out for the year with a torn pec.


Too bad for Sam, a great guy, but this year he's been pretty much relegated to special teams only.  Bears now get to see more of Irving and Fitts.  Lynch's solid showing so far probably means he'll be going on the market at the end of the season.

What up with Tolliver?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 01, 2018, 02:43:57 pm
I thought Roquon Smith was below average. Missed some tackles and was pretty poor in coverage.....missing training camp really hurt him. He made some tackles.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on October 02, 2018, 05:11:26 am
Last time I recall this happening was when Walter Payton got thrown out of a game for touching a ref.  Walter always liked to reach forward as he was falling down to get that extra half yard.  He did it against the Falcons one game and the ref for some reason called it a fumble (no replay back then).

So the ref is explaining the call to the crowd and Walter runs up to him and tugs on his arm to get his attention to plead his case.  Ref immediately throws the flag and announces that 34 is ejected for touching a ref.  Total BS - the fumble and the ejection.

Yesterday the cameras didn't have a real good picture of the fracas since the real play was way on the other side of the field.  I'm sure the media will get to the bottom of it. 

Good news:  Bears didn't need him in the 2nd half and Bilal Nichols got more playing time and is rapidly developing into a steal of a 5th round pick.

Bad news:  Hicks gets suspended and if Akeem has a Roquan Smith contract clause that says he doesn't get paid for getting ejected then he's going to miss some game pay.
I like Unrein as a person, but he was blocking development and playing time of Bullard.  Line is much more productive... obviously Mack, but I think the talent and depth is greatly improved with Bullard, RRH, and Nichols.  Last season it seemed like Hicks was on the field way too much to stay productive and risking health.  Glad to see this depth.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 02, 2018, 07:02:23 am
Nichols is quickly becoming a beast. That play where he basically squeezed through the guard and center pushing them both aside and nailing the back, no one in the league does it any better. Just a outstanding play and if he can continue making plays like that, this young man is going to get paid a LOT of money in the coming years.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 02, 2018, 09:42:58 am

I like Unrein as a person, but he was blocking development and playing time of Bullard.  Line is much more productive... obviously Mack, but I think the talent and depth is greatly improved with Bullard, RRH, and Nichols.  Last season it seemed like Hicks was on the field way too much to stay productive and risking health.  Glad to see this depth.

This year Unrein would have been blocking the development of all 3 of our young DEs.  Probably not in 2016, maybe a little in 2017.

Salary cap dictates not being able to re-sign all your FAs - letting Unrein go this year was a good decision.

Can anyone name a better front 7 in the NFL than the Bears?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 02, 2018, 10:04:30 am
Not only a very good front 7, but with some depth! Piece by piece, this team has changed from one of the least talented to one with plenty of talent. It's really amazing how it's come together. Wasn't long ago we were lamenting the empty cupboard....no more!!  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on October 02, 2018, 10:50:02 am
That was what I was saying about the Eagles last year.  They were always shuffling in new defensive lineman through a game, and consequently stayed productive and healthy.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 02, 2018, 11:24:09 am

With Acho out it will be interesting to see who Fangio brings in to the OLB pass rush rotation along with Floyd/Lynch/Mack - Fitts or Irving?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 02, 2018, 11:26:21 am
I see Nagy is giving the players "most of the week" off.  I remember Fox used to give the week off and they would lose coming off the bye.  Hopefully they iron out some things during the break.

Saw some analysis on the Bears D.  It was quite an accomplishment to do as well as they did against Deshaun Jackson Mike Evans and OJ Howard.  Tolliver underestimated Jackson's speed a couple of times, but then Jackson has burned countless better corners.

Fangio has the defense continuously improving.  It's good to see the development of players like Nickols, Robertson-Harris and Bullard.  Tolliver was brought up to speed quickly.  Hopefully we'll see the same move forward for Floyd and Roquan Smith.

Offensively this was the best pass protection I've seen in awhile.  Tampa's front 7 are no slouches.  Why they struggle to run block is a concern.


Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 02, 2018, 11:37:20 am
Fittz and Irving can play....we will not miss Acho.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 02, 2018, 11:40:07 am
Hicks was double teamed ALL the time last year...no more. Also teams can't double team everyone....Mack, Goldman, Floyd.....and then there is Lynch who may benefit the most as teams will not account for him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on October 02, 2018, 01:46:31 pm
Hicks was double teamed ALL the time last year...no more. Also teams can't double team everyone....Mack, Goldman, Floyd.....and then there is Lynch who may benefit the most as teams will not account for him.

Much like Steve McMichiels.  He could be contained with a double team, but there just weren't enough defenders to double team him and still deal with Dent, Hampton, Fridge and the line backers.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 13, 2018, 11:42:25 pm
Rumor is that Tannehill is closer to doubtful than questionable, and may be a game time decision...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on October 14, 2018, 07:45:22 am
The future starts now for the Bears. They've gotten 4 games in and have looked better each time, so the trend is positive.

There will be slips and falls but this is one game where they should not fail to win.

The question is how. I think Jordan Howard has a big part in that today (proving those who want to trade him just because he's not featured at the moment as just asinine). I don't have any proof but its just a gut feeling.

And that gut has been growing ever since the beginning of the season and my beer intake has gone up and exercise gone down :)

Go Bears !
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on October 14, 2018, 07:55:29 am
 During football season beer consumption is expected to go up.Don't be to hard on yourself. The way to combat that is don't eat after breakfast.Save all those calories for where they really count! ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on October 14, 2018, 08:19:55 am
What is the "breakfast" you speak of ? :D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on October 14, 2018, 09:58:39 am
 Glad to see you're ahead of the curve.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 14, 2018, 11:01:43 am
Holy crap Tannehil is out, Oswieler is starting. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 11:31:06 am
Not saying this is the case with this team, but remember how many backup QB's the Bears have made look like a pro bowler..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 11:36:41 am
Great interview with the Bears D on Fox
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 12:12:00 pm
Wide open and he misses him.  Ugh.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 12:15:58 pm
Bears are starting a little shaky..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 12:16:24 pm
How the **** is that a flag?  The receiver was driving forward.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 12:17:07 pm
Is he supposed to just let him go?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 12:17:40 pm
7-0 .

Horrible start.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 12:18:02 pm
Won't be long there will no longer be tackling..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 14, 2018, 12:21:53 pm
If Floyd can’t do that, the official needs to run in and blow the play dead with forward progress
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 12:28:18 pm
fukking delay of game...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 12:30:51 pm
curse of the bye week
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on October 14, 2018, 12:31:12 pm
Too cute of a play call there.  You only needed a yard and you pitch it backwards?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on October 14, 2018, 12:32:18 pm
The Bear's only chance is to wear down the defense that is currently outplaying them.  It would be a different game if Trubisky hadn't overthrown Miller when he was wide open.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 12:44:40 pm
Nice throw we needed that firs tdown.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 14, 2018, 12:49:38 pm
OL can't block these guys?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 14, 2018, 12:54:34 pm
Evidently our wide receivers are not breaking wide open
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 12:56:28 pm
88 degrees, and 80% humidity, and our guys look like it’s killing them.

Mitch has missed Miller twice now...can’t have that...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on October 14, 2018, 01:01:44 pm
Somebody needs to tell Cohen he can run up the field sometimes.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 01:03:48 pm
WOW!  What a catch!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 14, 2018, 01:23:47 pm
Mack is hurt and contributing nothing.  Howard fumbles on the 1, sigh.  And Bad Mitch is on display today.  Lets see if Nagy can turn things around in the second half.  Oh yeah, they said the last two times Osweiler started he played the Bears and won both games.  Just figures.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 01:30:29 pm
Better get their **** together or they are going to **** this one away.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on October 14, 2018, 01:30:51 pm
This is the point where the Coach earns his pay.  Or doesn't earn his pay.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 01:38:48 pm
7-7.

Now let's hope the D feeds off of that.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 01:46:24 pm
There we go!

14-7 Bears.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on October 14, 2018, 01:48:16 pm
Fuller to Biscuit to Robinson!  14-7 Bearsss!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 14, 2018, 01:50:24 pm
Nice halftime adjustments, motivation....when was the last time?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 02:01:26 pm
21-10.  GO BEARS!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:02:53 pm
Burton nice downfield blocking to allow Cohen to walk in...nice!

Different Bears team in the 2nd half...nice to see. I already erased the 1st half from my DVR.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:07:44 pm
Horseshit roughing the passer call on Floyd...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 02:24:24 pm
Did the dolphins knock the ball away from the center so the Bears couldn't get the playoff?  Shouldn't that be a penalty against them?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 02:27:00 pm
Terrible call
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 02:27:32 pm
And it costs us 7.  ****!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:29:10 pm
Horrible...that PI on Burton to take the TD off the board is never called, and Trubisky gets picked on a bad read on the very next play.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 02:31:07 pm
We got fukked!! How the he!! was that offensive pass interference? 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:33:24 pm
Defense looked gassed that series...we need a long possession.

Tie game now...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 02:33:50 pm
**** me!

All tied up and our D is totally gassed.  Should have done some conditioning training during the bye week Nagy.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 02:34:54 pm
If not for that BS penalty this game would be over.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on October 14, 2018, 02:36:12 pm
Still tied, but the D looks unable to stop anybody.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 02:36:13 pm
No defense! We're fukked! Well, this will show what Trubiskey's got..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 02:36:55 pm
That was such a bullsh!t penalty on Burton...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on October 14, 2018, 02:39:23 pm
Fumble on the one line.  Interception in the end zone.  The Bears should be stomping them.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:44:06 pm
Nice, long drive...just what we needed!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:44:35 pm
Jesus...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:45:27 pm
And Cohen still almost caught it...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 02:48:26 pm
TD BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:48:49 pm
Miller Time, bitches!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:49:19 pm
Great, great drive!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 02:51:28 pm
WTF?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:51:34 pm
Are you **** kidding me?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 02:53:37 pm
As I said, zero defense!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:53:58 pm
Eddie Jackson played at Bama...he should be used to this weather.

He’s having a bad game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on October 14, 2018, 02:55:18 pm
A good quarterback brings them downfield easily.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 02:55:40 pm
Good start...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 02:59:22 pm
Three turn overs.  We lose.  ****!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 03:04:16 pm
Finally the D holds.  Guess we go to OT.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 03:13:11 pm
Are you **** kidding me?

We are destined to lose this game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 03:13:50 pm
Seriously?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on October 14, 2018, 03:13:53 pm
Not much you can do if God is against you.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 03:19:56 pm
Wow!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 03:20:01 pm
Bears ball!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 03:20:05 pm
holy sh!t!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 03:20:33 pm
Please be a touch back.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 03:21:02 pm
no kidding
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 03:21:33 pm
YES!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 03:21:36 pm
Hell yes!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 03:23:18 pm
We need to hurry up and win this...it’s starting to rain, and l’ll probably lose my signal...damn DirecTV...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 03:23:57 pm
HOWARD!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 03:24:00 pm
Howard running hard!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 14, 2018, 03:26:58 pm
Don't leave it up to parkey
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 03:28:03 pm
Should have went PA pass.  Pretty sure they would have been selling out for the run.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 03:29:37 pm
****.

I knew he was going to miss.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 03:29:53 pm
Been that kind of game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 03:31:06 pm
I'd fire that mother fukker tomorrow!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 03:32:32 pm
Too conservative on the 3rd down call...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 03:33:24 pm
Challenege that spot.  It wasn't a first down.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 03:33:53 pm
Too conservative on the 3rd down call...

I agree
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 03:36:38 pm
So the Bears sh!t the bed again after a bye
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 03:36:41 pm
That one is on the D...

****.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 14, 2018, 03:38:36 pm
Leonard Floyd did nothing today except get 2 penalties, bull shiit as they were.  With Mack hurt, our D, was gassed.  Trevethan wore down, and Kwaitkowski aint a good sub.  Howard and Cohen both fumbling?  We deserve to lose.  And did Belechik and Brady just jizz in their pants thinking about next week?  Um, yeah I think they did.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 14, 2018, 03:38:43 pm
Plss poor tackling and a sluggish pass rush did them in.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on October 14, 2018, 03:38:51 pm
Nagy's conservative nature when the game is on the line is already old. Cost them twice now.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 14, 2018, 03:39:56 pm
And how do you let BROCK OSWEILER beat you, especially three freakin times???  I am kind of pisssed right now, stupid Bears.  I was thinking shiiting the bed after a bye was over.  I guess I was drinking TOO much koolaide during the week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on October 14, 2018, 03:40:03 pm
Bears blow it.  Too many stupid mistakes all around to overcome.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 14, 2018, 03:40:59 pm
And the Dolphins OL was supposed to be beat up, and we got ZERO sacks, and VERY little pressure, especially after Mack got hurt.  Floyd is useless, sorry Dallas. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on October 14, 2018, 03:41:36 pm
Sluggish pass rush????  How about NO pass rush!  F*ck!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on October 14, 2018, 03:44:47 pm
Don't leave it up to parkey

Apparently Coach Foxnagy didn't get the f*cking message.  He should be ripped a new one for that 3rd down call.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 14, 2018, 03:50:17 pm
Plenty of blame to go around.  Coaching, Trubisky, Cohen and Howard for their turn overs.

The D for not showing up.  Special teams for missing the field goal.  Everyone took a turn Fing up.  That should have been a win just like week 1.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on October 14, 2018, 03:51:30 pm
Same old sorry ass Bears..... LOL.....

Find ways to lose a winnable game. Next week they will lose that one too I bet.....

From what I saw (haven't seen the full replay) but it appears D refused to tackle a lot this game. It didn't help that the O **** up 2 red zone scoring drives with the fumble (Howard of all people) and the stupid INT (Trubisky). ...

Team loss. To Brock **** "Loswiller" no less......

Same ole same ole.....

Got to see what the injuries were but I know Hicks was at least hurt and not looking beast like (except on that Goalline stand).....

Figures the Bears will be the replay game of the week again in the NFL (in a bad way as per the norm the last 3 decades)......

Bummed out but I didn't expect this team to have even 3 wins this early in the season much less be 3-2 atm.....

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 14, 2018, 03:51:38 pm
The D is responsible for the loss.

Everyone had their hand in it but you don't lose to this Dolphins offense with Osweiler at QB.

Defense was lifeless from the start.  Other teams beat the Dolphins in the hot weather, no excuse.

The only good thing is Trubisky played "pretty well" overall and the defense will play better. 

Assuming the Patriots will be another loss I think they play the Bills and Jets after that which should be a 5-3 first half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on October 14, 2018, 03:54:40 pm
Oh BTW Cody **** Parlkey. Just knew he'd blow a game or two.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 04:20:19 pm
How the fukk does Nagy get so complacent on the last 3rd down. 50 some yard FG is no gimme. There is no excuse for losing this one. And I disagree, Jet's are no gimme..

I remember the year (under jauron) we were 3 and 2. Everyone was pissing their pants about how good we were playing. We went to Minny and played about the same way we just did. I think we ended up 5 and 11 that year..

Never fails, we always make the backup QB look probowl...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 04:31:05 pm
Twitter yukking it up big over losing to none other than Osweiler (threw for almost 400 yards).. Monsters of the midway my a$$
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 14, 2018, 06:00:50 pm
Worse thing that could have happened was to have a bye this past week. They were firing all cylinders and yes, once again, crapped the bed after a bye. This team isn't there yet. No killer instinct. Trubisky having a few good and a few bad passes but missing wide open guys deep is a serious issue. Keeps overthrowing. And Mack not having any impact doesn't help. They looked like they did vs the Pack.....like the same ol stupid Bears.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 14, 2018, 06:09:44 pm
So the Bears sh!t the bed again after a bye

Yup, crapped the bed for real. Good call
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on October 14, 2018, 06:38:58 pm
Trubisky missed some throws but they all do.  He threw two amazing balls to Gabriel.  There was a lot that contributed to the loss, Trubisky is at the bottom of that list.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on October 14, 2018, 06:40:29 pm
Did not get to watch game but listened on the radio.  Did not seem like R. Smith played well?  What do those of you that saw the game say?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 14, 2018, 07:14:13 pm
Trubisky played OK. Turnovers and penalties at inopportune times. And some crappy play calling..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on October 14, 2018, 07:48:45 pm
The biggest thing I noticed was that we had absolutely no pass rush.  And the only time I remember Mack's name being mentioned was when they showed him getting his ankle taped.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on October 14, 2018, 08:26:04 pm
From the sound of it on the radio if Gase would have pounded Gore it wouldn't have been close. Seems like he was getting close to 5 yards a pop.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 14, 2018, 08:41:13 pm
I thought Roquan Smith had a very good game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 14, 2018, 08:44:07 pm
You can't expect perfection.  But some of those plays by the Dolphins reminded me of the Green Bay game when we gave up long TD passes on conservative throws.

BUT....you got a kicker whose career long is 54 and you set him up with a 53 yarder??  You know if he misses the Dolphins have excellent field position.  Yeah, Howard ran loose on the early downs, but the Dolphins stiffened up on first and second down and the best play we got is another run to set up the field goal.

For someone who likes to throw on first down inside the 5 suddenly Nagy got ultra conservative.

Did you see the Dolphins throw a sideline pass so their kicker doesn't have to kick a 50 yarder?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 14, 2018, 08:47:51 pm

Other than the goal line stand this was the front 7's worst game of the season.  Bears d-lineman were getting pushed around and it seemed like the Dolphins had extra lineman going after the ILBers.  Then the running backs would run an extra 5 yards after contact.

I missed the first quarter (DiretTV screw up) but were there any punts in the game?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: otto105 on October 14, 2018, 09:09:21 pm
541 yards to the 28th ranked offense...with a backup QB.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 14, 2018, 10:04:07 pm
Like the defense didnt come to play, which makes the crapping the bed charge very true.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on October 15, 2018, 12:39:23 am
No one is expecting or asking for perfection.  Holding onto the goddamn football, common sense play calling, or an extra tackle or 2 on Wilson.  Just ONE of those 3 would have most likely resulted in a win even with zero pass rush against a battered OL and a bum 2nd string no talent QB.  Perfection will be required next week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on October 15, 2018, 12:52:23 am
And Trubisky's spin, run, and chuck plays into double and triple coverage have got to stop.  Especially in the red zone.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 15, 2018, 04:16:34 am

No one is expecting or asking for perfection.  Holding onto the goddamn football, common sense play calling, or an extra tackle or 2 on Wilson.  Just ONE of those 3 would have most likely resulted in a win even with zero pass rush against a battered OL and a bum 2nd string no talent QB.  Perfection will be required next week.

My comments was more to the complaints about Trubisky missing home receivers.  He's completing passes at 70% clip and he's now more comfortable throwing down the field.  Nagy just has to get rid of that WR screen pass.

Speaking of that.  Is it legal for the Dolphin receivers to start hitting the corner while the ball is in the air?   They did numerous times - reminds me of the Packers.

But yeah, that throw into double coverage has to be corrected, especially, given the down and the score.  Same is true with the throws across his body to the other side of the field.  Run the ball and pick up 4 or 5 yards if its not there or just throw it away.  Trubisky rarely throws it away.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 15, 2018, 09:19:00 am
I wonder what the outcome would have been if Nagy had not given the whole team one full week off.  Makes me wonder if Belichek does that, but I am guessing no.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on October 15, 2018, 10:16:38 am
Burton was definitely speaking from experience when he said that the bye week was way too early.  In 2016, the Eagles won their 1st 3 games including the blowout against the Bears in prime time.  Then they proceeded to lose 9 of their next 11 games after the bye.  Giants fans were thanking their lucky stars that McAdoo was their coach instead of that loser Doug Peterson.

Now while I do not think that the Bears are going to bottom out like that, it is a reminder that no game, even against shitty AFC east opponents not from NE, is a gimme.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 15, 2018, 10:35:08 am

Who said the Miami game was a gimme?   The Bears were travelling to Miami on a hot/humid day against a middle of the road team and were only favored by 3 points.

Defense had an off day but the arrow for the offense is pointing up.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on October 15, 2018, 11:46:07 am
 Leonard Floyd's body slam of the WR was a thing of beauty. Dick Butkus must be grinning ear to ear.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 15, 2018, 01:38:39 pm
The body slam penalty was a joke. Amendola never stopped, he was trying to break away, and the whistle did not sound. BS.

Stills 2 point conversion he only had 1 foot. Not sure why they did not overturn that.

You have to give a kicker less yardage. It's asking a lot to make a 52 yarder.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 15, 2018, 01:40:01 pm
The 15 yard penalty on Floyd helped them to the first touchdown.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on October 15, 2018, 01:54:55 pm
Floyd should have just held up Amedola when was squirming, then acknowledging the whistle, shrug his shoulders and let him go and drop him. Serve Danny the punk right....

:D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on October 15, 2018, 02:29:29 pm
The tough little bastard refused to go down and there was no whistle.  It's the refs fault.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--2uQP11e0--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/jsahbiewbqgcrrwwmyhl.gif)

And of course this (https://twitter.com/thefootballgirl/status/1051550259028013056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1051550259028013056&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthecomeback.com%2Fnfl%2Fleonard-floyd-earns-roughing-the-passer-penalty-for-hitting-brock-osweilers-arm.html) was "roughing the passer" on Floyd, but this (https://twitter.com/LastWordOnNFL/status/1051555717432393728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1051555717432393728&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthecomeback.com%2Fnfl%2Fleonard-floyd-earns-roughing-the-passer-penalty-for-hitting-brock-osweilers-arm.html) that knocked out Allen was not...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 15, 2018, 04:08:05 pm
I don't buy the heat humidity argument. This team came out of the gate lacking, badly.. Later in the game the d was gassed but for whatever reason this team didn't show up.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on October 16, 2018, 05:10:05 am
I don't even like to be "outside" in that kind of weather
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on October 16, 2018, 06:26:05 am
Quote
Later in the game the d was gassed but for whatever reason this team didn't show up.

Overall I think the Offense had a pretty good game.  The Defense was missing from the opening kickoff.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on October 16, 2018, 07:56:37 am
It was an entertaining match - which is why we watch... for ENTERTAINMENT
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 16, 2018, 10:40:37 am
Missed at least 4 scoring drives....2 fumbles and pick and missed field goal.

I HATED taking a knee at the end of the 4th QUARTER. WTF. Couple passes and you're in field goal range. They had 39 seconds.

Burton did not commit pass interference....another bad call.

Nagy had a few blunders as well.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 16, 2018, 07:11:01 pm

Didn't see McCarthy last night running the ball at the end to setup a 53 yard field goal.

And as for the chance of the sack, protection improved in the 2nd half plus the Dolphins were loading up to stop the run.  I rarely question play calling because execution can make or break most play calls.   But I expected more from inspector gadget.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 17, 2018, 05:02:15 am
I agree, if he was setting up a 40 yarder, yes, but a 53?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on October 17, 2018, 06:28:49 am
Young team learning to win.  Progress.  They will get there.  I still believe that they will not win the division and they will not make the playoffs this year.  Hope they do?  Yes.  Next year though I expect them to be a contender.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 17, 2018, 07:36:14 am
  They will get there.

Like how many lifetimes will that be? Havent we waited long enough?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on October 17, 2018, 08:33:19 am
Kickers miss XPs too - all part of the game
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 17, 2018, 11:33:02 am
But, you try to give your kicker the best possible chance. That was not done. Not much else to talk about after a loss. The O played OK, good enough to win with a top 5 D. Problem with the O they had inopportune turnovers. When you're running in for the TD and lose the ball, that's not good... The D really played horrible!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on October 17, 2018, 11:54:16 am
How about the turnover in OT when Miami was on the goal line?

https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/bears/watch-one-yard-away-losing-bears-force-fumble

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on October 17, 2018, 12:30:44 pm
How about the Cohen turnover at midfield when we were driving with 1:50 to go?  After Trubisky led the team on the TD drive with 3 minutes to go, I thought there was that moment!  Then the Dolphins score 16 seconds later.  Then the Bears are driving again, and I think, here is the moment!  Then Cohen fumbles  :'(
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 18, 2018, 12:49:37 am
They've got to stop letting teams get back in the game. What were they up, 21-10 at one time?? Need to knock that off and put the dagger in....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on October 18, 2018, 04:54:09 am
Interesting point in Biggs column that I did not see in live action.  On the overtime play that bounced off of Amos arm and into the Dolphins receiver for a 35 yard gain, Mack was tackled by the right tackle.  Had that been called, the result would have been 2 and 21 from deeper in their territory versus 1st and 10 at the Bears 41. 

During the game I also noted a lot of those screens, the receivers had already engaged Bears defenders with the ball in the air.  I thought that was a penalty on the offense, but maybe I don't know the rule or it has changed?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 18, 2018, 09:04:37 am
I screamed the same thing to my wife, that Mack just got tackled and no call. 

So here is a question, do we let Mack rest this week, figuring a suboptimal Mack will not affect Brady, and try and let him heal up and get ready for lesser QBs?  Just an idea.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 18, 2018, 09:31:19 am
........some pass rush is better than no QB pass rush. Just saying Mack not at his best is better than a defense without him. I suppose it would depend what Mack feels like. Depends on his competitive juices. He may have scores to settle with Brady and their OLine beings he came to us from the Raiders (AFC).

However, I am against just resting Mack and automatically putting an L on our record. Our pass rush without Mack is virtually nonexistent.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 18, 2018, 09:41:28 am
True but if he is hobbled and not doing well or worse making his ankle worse, maybe rest is a good idea.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 18, 2018, 09:49:38 am
I'd leave it up to Fangio and Mack.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 18, 2018, 10:32:40 am

Griz

During the game I also noted a lot of those screens, the receivers had already engaged Bears defenders with the ball in the air.  I thought that was a penalty on the offense, but maybe I don't know the rule or it has changed?

I mentioned that exact thing Sunday night.  The Phins were doing the same plays that the Packers have been running against us for years.  Bear CBs do not line up on the LOS, so if there was a rule change in that regard that's not the case.

I watched the last 2 minutes of the Bengals/Steelers game last night on NFLN.  On the Rothlisberger to Brown TD with seconds left another receiver picks the guy that is covering Brown and Brown scores on a 50 yard TD slant.  Refs didn't call squat.

Yet, the Bears at the goal line run a similar play and a TD is taken off the board. 

I guess my point is not whether our TD should have been penalized but if the refs are going to call that they need to call the receivers blocking the CBs  before and while the ball is in the air.  The Phins lived on that play all day last Sunday.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on October 18, 2018, 12:15:35 pm
We need Robot Refs
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on October 18, 2018, 03:34:39 pm
Or review ever call. A ref or two in the booth wouldn't hurt. The thing is, do you want to get.it right and have a slew of penalties, or let them play. They just need to be consistent. Seems our Dnguus get held pretty much every play. I am sure other teams feel the same way.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 18, 2018, 04:11:22 pm

They can call holding on every pass play.  That guy from Green Bay, Baktiari, is a master at it.  Did you see the 49er game?  He latches on to the DE's body where they are like one.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 19, 2018, 08:13:35 am
What sucked is we got called for the pick play that brought the TD back, when the exact same thing happens on just about every single play.  It almost felt like we were playing GB....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 19, 2018, 11:25:51 am
The Packers hold every play. Even their coach said we do what they will allow us to do.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: otto105 on October 19, 2018, 10:51:18 pm
Waaaahhhhhh
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 20, 2018, 08:29:57 am
Without Mack there isnt a prayer to beat the Pats

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-injury-report-khalil-mack-allen-robinson-20181019-story.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-essentials-leonard-floyd-biggs-20181019-story.html
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on October 20, 2018, 10:35:09 am
Frankly I see a reversion to the way they played the 1st 2 games... Offense iffy but defense attempting to keep them in the game......
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 20, 2018, 03:38:39 pm

Mack isn't out he's questionable.  And Floyd will be back...very soon.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 20, 2018, 06:16:50 pm
Say what?  Could we catch a break?

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn’t make the team’s trip to Chicago for Sunday’s game against the Bears.

Gronk wasn’t on the team flight because of the back injury he’s been nursing, according to multiple reports. Gronkowski has also been dealing with an ankle injury, but it appears to be the back injury that kept him from making the trip.

Although the Patriots haven’t officially ruled Gronkowski out, it seems very unlikely he would play. It is possible he could travel separately, without the team, but that’s rare.

Gronkowski is leading the Patriots with 405 receiving yards this season, and New England will miss him if forced to play without him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 11:55:52 am
Pat's have some decent receivers.. Ill be surprised if they miss Gronk..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 11:56:44 am
We'll need a complete game to beat Brady. This isn't Miami..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 11:59:39 am
Last time we played Brady we got absolutely spanked. I think it was the game that Houston sacked Pat's backup QB and during celebration he hurt himself. After game Brady mocked the Bears unmercifully...   
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 12:09:48 pm
This could get ugly quick
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 12:16:42 pm
I know it's early but play calling and execution are night and day between the two teams..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 12:35:51 pm
We needed that turn over.

YES!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on October 21, 2018, 12:39:40 pm
Loving it!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 12:40:43 pm
TD Trubisky!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 21, 2018, 12:42:23 pm
Awesome.  The game was this close to going south
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 12:44:02 pm
I hope trubisky settles in, I don't care for all the running by our QB.. good way to get hurt
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 12:44:31 pm
He keeps running like that he will be on injured reserve.   
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 12:47:21 pm
Bears ball!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on October 21, 2018, 01:01:26 pm
I think sometimes Nagy tries to get too cute
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 01:03:36 pm
17-7, I'll take it. We'll need it against that pr!ck Brady..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 01:05:24 pm
So much for the 17-7.. WTF?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 21, 2018, 01:05:41 pm
More shitty tackling today.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 21, 2018, 01:16:16 pm
Passing game looks awful so far.  Hard to tell if the receivers aren't getting open or trubisky is confused.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 21, 2018, 01:27:47 pm
Don’t throw it to Sims!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 01:30:41 pm
The middle of the field is open.  Can we run some receivers there that can catch please?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 21, 2018, 01:37:39 pm
Trubisky looks lost...guessing it's New England's preparation for the game.

Offensive play calling has been atrocious at best.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 21, 2018, 01:37:54 pm
Great play by Prince.  I hope nagy can get the passing game sorted out over halftime.  Bears have been lucky to stay in it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 01:40:38 pm
I'd go for the field goal
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 01:42:27 pm
WTF was that? Seriously? Attempt the field goal, if not throw it in the end zone...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 21, 2018, 01:43:30 pm
Nagy had a bad half calling the O
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 01:43:56 pm
We're lucky to even be in this game..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 21, 2018, 01:44:26 pm
Coaching looks bad there
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 21, 2018, 01:45:14 pm
Tom Brady has not been hit once in the first half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 01:46:11 pm
Where the fukk is our pass rush? Brady's been clean except for when he slid on a 3rd down run..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 21, 2018, 01:46:27 pm
Probably just as likely that Cohen runs it in as a pass into the end zone with the Patriots hail Mary defense in
I'd have attempted the FG though.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 01:47:14 pm
Trubisky with the exception of his legs looks like sh!t.. Looks lost..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 21, 2018, 01:48:58 pm
BTW...WHY the F U C K can't our kicker kick it into the endzone on a kickoff?????? WTF
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 01:51:52 pm
If not for the two gift turnovers the Bears would be getting blown out.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 21, 2018, 01:55:27 pm
Bad Mitch in the first half, and Mack is doing nothing, and Floyd is right behind him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 01:58:18 pm
WOW!

That is great but damn he is going to get killed if he keeps doing that.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 21, 2018, 02:12:58 pm
It would be helpful if Leonard Floyd was a good player
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 02:18:39 pm
Well, we're fukked.. So much for special teams..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 21, 2018, 02:21:53 pm
Bears are all time greats at just **** up at the worst possible time.  Going to be hard to overcome giving up two special teams tds.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 02:26:31 pm
Now a pick.  Game over.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 21, 2018, 02:27:17 pm
Low effort from Bellamy on a bad throw.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 02:27:38 pm
pathetic!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 21, 2018, 02:29:21 pm
Bellamy looks lost
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 02:29:56 pm
How was holding not called on the Patriots there?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 02:30:41 pm
Leg whip again by the Patriots they been doing that all day and getting away with it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 21, 2018, 02:31:04 pm
Holding!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 21, 2018, 02:33:11 pm
Defense comes up with a big stop there.  Can't have any more mistakes.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 21, 2018, 02:33:45 pm
Bears with zero pressure on Brady
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 02:43:14 pm
Well that killed a nice drive.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 02:44:22 pm
very frustrating game to watch
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 02:45:07 pm
They just can't put it all together yet. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 02:47:57 pm
Pats holding again.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 02:48:17 pm
Seriously can they call the obvious ones?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 02:49:02 pm
This TD will seal the game for them.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 02:50:31 pm
Well first place was fun while it lasted.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 02:54:42 pm
I really don't understand why they keep running it out of the end zone.   If there is nothing there take the knee.  It goes to the 25.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 21, 2018, 02:55:57 pm
These losses this year are depressing.  It's one thing to lose pathetically when you have no talent, but blowing games because you can't stop stepping on your dick blows.

Pass rush is gone and the passing game is so out of sync.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 21, 2018, 03:03:13 pm
Why can’t Trubisky hit Miller?

He should have 2 TD’s today, and possibly 3...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 21, 2018, 03:04:00 pm
A Kevin White sighting!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 21, 2018, 03:05:00 pm
LMAO, did the announcers just say White’s career has been “mildly a disappointment “?

Really?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 03:07:34 pm
Fukin special teams...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 21, 2018, 03:12:12 pm
Simply overmatched by the better team today.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 03:20:12 pm
This defense went from good to pathetic..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 03:21:26 pm
To the 1.  Fuk me!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 03:21:31 pm
wow! fukk!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 03:22:50 pm
Pretty much how it went all day.  This team is just not there yet.  Hopefully they get there before the season slips away.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 21, 2018, 03:23:47 pm
Un-f*cking-real
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 21, 2018, 03:24:11 pm
What an ending...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 03:25:07 pm
Unless this D finds it's mojo they're not going anywhere..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 21, 2018, 03:26:58 pm
Too many off target throws, drops, and missed tackles.  The pass rush has totally disappeared.  Not to mention, giving away 14 points on special teams is a killer.

Bears just didn't execute again this week.  Two straight games where they were in a position to win if they just execute.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 03:27:08 pm
Guess this puts the Bears in last place...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 21, 2018, 03:28:41 pm
To anyone who said Mack should NOT have rested, I beg to differ.  He did NOTHING all day, has no push, and zero rush.  Floyd is a BUST, no question about it.  He cant set the edge, he cant rush the passer, and he gets burned in coverage.  And Hicks, who I thought MIGHT have a big game against his former team, kind of took the day off. 

Bad Mitch played most of the day.  His throws were way off target, over/under thrown and just not good.  I am a Pats fan so this didnt bother me as much as normal, I always root for Brady, but still we pooped the bed, two games in a row now.  And we cant blame the heat for this one.  Sad.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on October 21, 2018, 03:30:14 pm
Frustrating loss.  But at least not heart beating ripped out of the chest mortal kombat like. 

For the 1st time this season, the better team beat the Bears.  And Miller did a good job getting open.  They could be a great connection if Mitch's accuracy comes back.

I am looking forward to Nagy explaining himself regarding the end of the 1st half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 21, 2018, 03:33:42 pm
Rest Mack, and anyone else who needs to heal on D, we need that back.  I dont know if Mitch is uncomfortable in the pocket and that is why his passes were so off today, but dude, figure it out, get it together, and settle down. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 21, 2018, 03:33:58 pm
Completely disappointed in Floyd.  Even when the rest of the Bears D was feasting at the Mack Fest, 94 did nothing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on October 21, 2018, 03:37:39 pm
Patriots made nearly all the plays. Their aggressiveness as shown by their snatched INTs and goal-line tackle stands out compared to the Bears' ole style. Bears all but ditched the running game and kept Trubisky in the shotgun after realizing they couldn't block for him under center. Brady could've made lunch before throwing the ball on many of his dropbacks. Thought the score overly flattered the Bears.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 21, 2018, 03:53:28 pm
Man the Patriots offense bled this game to death. Not like Brady has never done that before.

The offense is like a beast that just keeps falling down.  Everything being so new I look forward to when they put it together.

The defense gave up 24 pointsto Brady.  Not bad but what they could do with a pass rush.  Mack needs to get healthy even if it means sitting against the jets.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 21, 2018, 03:56:28 pm
Everyone was thinking we were going to do something this year, especially since we got Mack, but in reality we are not really doing anything until next year.  But still I was kind of hopeful, especially with how Mack was playing before he got hurt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 21, 2018, 04:07:54 pm
Boogie

They lost to Rogers and Brady and had one game where all phases were bad ( which everyone has about twice a year.)

They beat an injured Seahawks team and 2 bad teams.

I don't think it's clear what the Bears "are" this year but I see the arrow pointing up.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 04:17:01 pm
I think they will be a serious contender next year.  This year they may drop to many games before they all get on the same page.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 21, 2018, 05:33:17 pm
  Floyd is a BUST, no question about it.

Oh when his hand heals he'll be a superstar ::)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 21, 2018, 05:41:49 pm
Lynch should start getting more snaps.  Floyd hasn't shown anything this year, I can't imagine the bears picking up his option year.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on October 21, 2018, 05:48:11 pm
 I agree with just about every observation. Trubisky missed two TD throws. He threw two picks and almost two redzone picks if the Pats hadn't dropped them.Mack should not have been out there period. No plays and blocked out of every play. He needs to get healthy if this defense is going to thrive.I would have rather seen Kwitkowski starting in the middle and sliding Roquan Smith to OLB or playing Irving there If the kicker can't get it into the endzone than we need a new kicker. Add a special teams coach.The Pats played a sloppy game also. They didn't play good enough to beat us we did that for them. Only positive in the whole game is that we were able to convert turnovers to TDs which is a step in the right direction. We could easily be 6-0,but,we need to develop a culture of winning.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 21, 2018, 06:36:49 pm
Boogie

They lost to Rogers and Brady and had one game where all phases were bad ( which everyone has about twice a year.)

They beat an injured Seahawks team and 2 bad teams.

I don't think it's clear what the Bears "are" this year but I see the arrow pointing up.

No question the arrow is pointing up, but it is still frustrating.  Like I said I think we are still another year away, which kind of suucks. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 21, 2018, 06:54:09 pm
Trubisky has very little downfield accuracy. He is off more than on. That is not good for a avg NFL QB much less a 'franchise' one. He keeps running and we'll see his replacement soon.
Floyd needs replaced on the line. Robertson Harris, whomever, but the guy has totally lost whatever rush he had and is hurting more than helping the team. And Nichols needs more playing time. The kid just makes plays when he comes in. The recievers are getting open, particularly Miller, but Trubisky is simply not seeing him or missing him when he does attempt to throw to him. I'd be hard pressed to say the arrow is pointing up. As the QB goes so goes the team and he just isn't connecting with the recievers... 26 of 50 throws is pathetic.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 06:57:00 pm
Patriots do that to young QB's.  I think we will see a much better Trubisky next year.  It takes some time to get on the same page with so many new receivers while learning a new system.

I hope I am wrong and it happens this year in time but it will definitely happen by next season. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 21, 2018, 07:16:59 pm
I don't know if this is the Bears board or the Cubs.. "We'll get em next year"...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 21, 2018, 08:21:42 pm
Not to that point yet.  Hoping they gel in time and can sneak in as a wildcard and be that team no one wants to face.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 21, 2018, 08:50:18 pm
They've lost 2 of 3 losses to hall of fame qb's.

For all his mistakes Trubisky outscored Brady.

It will be the first intresting season in a long time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 21, 2018, 09:43:05 pm
I don't know if this is the Bears board or the Cubs.. "We'll get em next year"...

LOL, probably both. Cub philosophy was always wait till next year, except next year kept getting postponed and postponed.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 21, 2018, 10:47:08 pm

Trubisky frustrates us all.  Makes some great plays and leaves some great plays.  Still, without much of a running game to support him, he leads the Bears offense to 31 points against the Pats defense.

Bears defense backs play so soft - 90% of the time Brady is throwing to guys with no Bears defender within 5 yards.  And why oh why is Floyd covering backs out of the back field?  That's why I've never been a fan of the 3-4 - when the OLBs aren't rushing they are in pass coverage.  If Mack is not effective let Irving get a few plays.  No one expected anything from Nichols and he's outplaying Robertson-Harris and Bullard.

Also, if Robinson is not 100% sit his a$$ down.   5 targets: 1 catch for 4 yards.  And Bellamy ain't the right backup 4 targets 0 catches.  How about #11?  2 targets 2 catches plus a 3rd pass that drew a PI penalty in the end zone. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 21, 2018, 10:50:49 pm

And I rarely question Nagy's play calling but you have first down on the 1.  And you bring in the backup QB then split him wide and throw to a f***iing backup tackle? 

If I'm on the 1 with first down - there's only one play I'm calling.  And the only hard part about it is whether Howard goes left, right or up the middle.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 22, 2018, 12:06:12 am
Agree on that stupid @$# call, Dal. I was practically yelling at the screen WT@#%#@$ ARE YOU DOING ?!? not in those words but definitely in that feeling. RUN the ball there! And then Tru validated the stupidity of the call by nearly throwing a int!! STUPID! This coach has a LOT to learn yet....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 22, 2018, 12:07:18 am
That's Helfrich's influence.

In college defenders wet their pants.  Nfl players just cover whoever lines up
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on October 22, 2018, 05:00:34 am
Second game in a row that I had to listen to on radio instead of getting to watch.  One thing I will say, when was the last time you can remember that a Bears team down to anyone let alone the Patriots by 14 points with 5 minutes left in the game and you still would be listening/watching the game still?  and we came up 1 yard short.  These ain't the usual Bears.  Normally with 5 minutes game would be over, no shot what so ever. 

Our offense is really starting to come together, our defense has been falling apart.  I think the coaches will get the ship straight.  We may not be a Superbowl team this year, but I still think we make the playoffs.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on October 22, 2018, 07:33:28 am
And look at last week's Pats-Chief's game - came down to the last possession in that one too...

Eagles had a Nagy-like game - up 17-0 in 4th qtr - lost 21-17 - brutal!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 22, 2018, 08:23:39 am
Akiem Hicks said on the radio that the last two games the QBs have been getting the ball out extra quick and that is why there is no pass rush or sacks.  If that is true Fangio better come up with SOMETHING, cause every team we play is going to do the exact same thing. 

And I wonder if it is a mechanics issue with Trubisky.  When he sets his feet and really drives the ball, they are pretty passes, but so often his passes are wobbly and off target.  I guess if he is uncomfortable he is rushing his throws, but come on man, settle down.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on October 22, 2018, 08:49:02 am
 Everyone feeds off Mack. He's hurt and it shows. He added nothing since the injury. Let him heal and play one of the young guys like Irving or maybe move Roquan to the outside and play Kwitkowski inside. Mack wasn't even in any of the plays. No burst. Looks like he was just going thru the motions.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 22, 2018, 09:21:14 am

boogie

Then our DBs need to play tighter coverage if the ball is coming out sooner.  (BTW that rarely happens with the Bears - got to give credit to our O-line pass blocking wise - run blocking they are a little soft)

As for Trubisky he's just inconsistent - overthrows and underthrows deeper balls and often times the ball does wobble
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 22, 2018, 09:24:01 am

I noticed on the first or second punt that pressure was getting close to O'Donnell - but apparently the ST coach didn't see that.

And I understand we got the fumble on the one kickoff but after the KO return for a TD why are you not kicking it deep.  As for our own KO return guy we need some more speed back there or #30 just needs to sit his a$$ down and take the ball at the 25.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 22, 2018, 09:43:51 am
I think I read that Mack only had 1 tackle, and it was while he was in coverage.  I understand he wants to be a stud/never miss a game, but seriously, lets heal up and get back to domination. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 22, 2018, 12:17:58 pm
At the beginning of the year we would have been happy at 3 and 3. We have the Jets to help us get better.

Special teams KILLED us - 14 points - this should NOT happen.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 22, 2018, 12:59:22 pm

I've heard that stats are not good for teams that give up interception returns for TDs, KO/punt returns for TD or blocked punt for TDs.

Bears gave up two such TDs and almost pulled it out.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 22, 2018, 06:30:42 pm
If we lose either of the next two I'll start getting worried.  Bears have young players in key positions to go with a rookie coach. 

3-3 is where I thought they'd be, I like that I'm disappointed in that record instead of being content.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on October 22, 2018, 09:27:36 pm
Splitting the next 2 games would suck for sure but it would not be the end of the world.  I think Mack needs to sit his ass down and be as healthy as possible for the divisionals.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on October 23, 2018, 07:55:33 am
Anyone bagging on Fangio needs to get a grip and see that if it were not for two special teams TD this team was holding the Pats down scoring wise....

The plan was working to keep the game from getting out of hand against a (if not the) GOAT at QB position....

Two steps foward, one step back is what this team feels like. They are not ready to be that team we all want it to be yet. But there is promise there.

This game was always a L as far as I was concerned. I was more dissapointed by the Miami game......

Regroup. Rebound. And just win the next two......
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 23, 2018, 08:58:41 am
Yup
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 23, 2018, 11:56:46 am
The special teams are still killing me. Our kicker is capable of kicking it into the end zone. WHY wasn't he doing that Sunday???

No excuse for locked punt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 23, 2018, 12:51:01 pm

Bears must have seen a weakness in the Patriots KO return team.  Not sure what that was as Patterson was doing pretty good on returns this year, plus he has a history of taking KOs to the house.  But  Bears looked smart when Patterson fumbled.  So they went to the well again and got burned.  And they still kept kicking to him after the TD.

On the blocked punt - Braunecker just got steam rolled by Hightower.   
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on October 23, 2018, 01:07:11 pm
Yep - some days you get the B'ar - some days the B'ar gets you
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 23, 2018, 02:19:01 pm

A loss is a loss - no moral victories will be accepted.  BUT, despite 2 catastrophic special team blunders, no running game (from our running backs), barely 50% completion rates, 2 interceptions, virtually no pass rush, the Bears were 1 yard away from tying a perennial Super Bowl team.

We need to start piling up some wins, get #52 healthy and get #10 settled down (maybe a real running game might help so he doesn't have to pass 50 times in a game).
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 23, 2018, 11:15:19 pm
Wow...the refs missed two blatant penalties on the Patterson kick return!

https://theathletic.com/607621/2018/10/23/all-22-mitch-trubiskys-two-picks-one-almost-int-a-scramble-and-a-score/
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 24, 2018, 06:50:39 am
Baldingers video assesment is right on the money:

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/10/23/should-chicago-bears-sit-khalil-mack-ankle-injury-leonard-floyd-defense/
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 24, 2018, 07:02:19 am
Breakdown of all of Macks pass rush attempts:

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/film-review-why-wasnt-khalil-220423026.html
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 24, 2018, 09:25:51 am

I haven't clicked  on the 2 articles above but it appears to me that Mack was healthy enough to be a decoy and draw double teams and hopefully setup one on one's for the rest of the pass rushers.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 24, 2018, 09:27:31 am
No, Mack is not drawing double teams, that is the problem.  And the opposite side, Leonard Floyd, has done zero so far. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 24, 2018, 09:42:32 am
It wouldnt surprise me if the Bears shop Floyd:

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/10/23/chicago-bears-should-shop-leonard-floyd-at-trade-deadline/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline

He isnt capable of being what the Bears need
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 24, 2018, 10:53:59 am
This says it all:

The Bears selected Floyd with the ninth overall pick in 2016 with the expectation he’d become an elite pass rusher in Vic Fangio’s defense. Instead, he has 14 sacks in 28 games played (out of a possible 38) and has proven to be more of an injury liability than a pass-rush specialist.

The Floyd truthers will point to his fractured hand as the reason for his slow start this season, but that’s nothing more than an excuse for an underperforming player who’s provided no evidence, even during his college career at Georgia, that he can be a dominant edge rusher.

He never had more than 6.5 sacks in any season as a Bulldog and finished with only 4.5 in his final year on campus.

There’s no way the Bears will pick up Floyd’s fifth-year option this offseason, making next year his last with the team. Barring a breakout 2019 campaign, Floyd will leave Chicago via free agency that offseason and the Bears will be left holding the bag.


I just dont see anyone who would be willing to give us anything for him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 24, 2018, 11:26:08 am
I just dont see anyone who would be willing to give us anything for him.

Me either. Why waste a draft pick when he will be on the market next March? Dont see it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 24, 2018, 01:01:09 pm

Fangio praised Floyd in the preseason for his effective use of his hands.  Then he broke his hand.  Not only does that limit his use of the hand but it has to play into his strength conditioning for his arm/chest.

I am willing to be patient with him, but like many of you, the patience is running thin. 

Hopefully he's almost fully healed with the hand but I don't know.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 24, 2018, 01:33:52 pm
The success rate for first round pass rushers is pretty small.
Floyd is a major disapointment but there's not much to lose by playing him if Fangio sees no better option.

Lynch plays like an old man and doesn't show the burst he had his first two years.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 24, 2018, 01:41:53 pm
We need better options at that position.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 24, 2018, 01:56:45 pm
Well, not drafting until the third round next year.
I have been thinking their draft priorities next year may be another OT and a back up corner (depending on how Tolliver develops)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 24, 2018, 03:02:13 pm

Maybe next to QB, edge rushers and  WRs, may have the highest bust rate in the first round.

The edge guys are hard to find and can change the game more than any other position except for QB.   So what do you do if you can draft an edge rusher early - pass?  And take a safety or a guard?

Don't give up on Floyd yet - he's show when healthy he can be a force.

My draft needs going into 2018 were edge rusher, backup OT, and backup corner - WR dropped out because of free agency.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 25, 2018, 03:34:36 pm
Floyd will be fine. The wrist/hand set him way back. He is great athlete.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 26, 2018, 08:07:58 am
Floyd will be fine. The wrist/hand set him way back. He is great athlete.

All I see with Floyd is a skinny tall guy who gets pushed around by OTs and doesnt get anywhere near the QB.  That is not my definition of fine, but rather bust.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on October 26, 2018, 08:58:31 am
Fair enough...you could be right. But he was pretty good last year until he got hurt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 26, 2018, 09:47:06 am

Leonard is a skinny tall guy kind of like Jason Taylor who played at 6-6 244.

Good pass rushers come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  But most are explosive (not 40 time fast), have power, good hand placement and flexibility.

Maybe Floyd should have just gone on IR instead of playing through a broken hand.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 28, 2018, 12:45:35 am
Bears are in trouble...had a couple dreams they lost to the Jets 90 to 19 lol, and Nagy lost his job because of it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on October 28, 2018, 05:23:52 am
Do your dreams come true?   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 28, 2018, 07:24:51 am
Rest them both:

The Bears had wide receiver Allen Robinson and linebacker Khalil Mack in the lineup against the Patriots after listing them as questionable last week, but it doesn’t look like that will be the case again this week.

According to multiple reports, Robinson is not expected to play against the Jets on Sunday afternoon. Robinson missed two days of practice this week before getting in a limited session on Friday.

He played 61 snaps last week, but had just one catch for four yards during Chicago’s 38-31 loss.

Those same reports say that Mack’s status will be determined by how he fares in a pregame warmup. Mack hurt his ankle in Week Six against the Dolphins, but returned to that game and played 54-of-64 snaps for Chicago last weekend. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said this week that the injury has affected Mack’s play and we’ll find out if the impact is too great for him to be a useful part of the team this weekend.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 28, 2018, 11:00:52 am
Mack inactive.  Leonard Floyd, you want to avoid the bust label, time to show up today. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 28, 2018, 11:09:14 am
I just spit the coffee out of my mouth when Jay Glazer said there are rumors about someone trading for Leonard Floyd.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on October 28, 2018, 11:11:35 am
I would imagine that a lot of teams would be after Floyd, if the price is low enough.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 28, 2018, 12:16:04 pm
Parkey misses from 40....looking like a 15 million dollar head case.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 12:24:17 pm
Perfect play call.

TD BEARS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 28, 2018, 12:25:02 pm
Big hitter!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 28, 2018, 12:25:34 pm
Cohen 70 yards!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 28, 2018, 12:32:37 pm
Hicks!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 01:15:07 pm
Trubisky is playing like **** today so far.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 01:18:46 pm
Terrible call.  Long didn't do **** but block his guy.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 28, 2018, 01:19:36 pm
Why can’t he hit Miller?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 28, 2018, 01:27:28 pm
It is like we are playing down to the level of our competition.  I am not feeling easy.  And the only thing I have seen from Mr Floyd in the first half is getting pushed around by OTs. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 28, 2018, 01:28:02 pm
7-3 against the Jets?? At home?? This is not good...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: otto105 on October 28, 2018, 01:41:19 pm
mitchalpick coming
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 01:41:36 pm
WTF is wrong with Trubisky today?

He could of easily picked up that first down running out of bounds.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 28, 2018, 01:43:26 pm
Trubisquit playing like crap, again.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 28, 2018, 01:52:22 pm
Receivers and TE's have been awful too
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 28, 2018, 01:58:20 pm
Thank You!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 28, 2018, 01:58:25 pm
WTH is with Trubiskys throws? Has a hard time even making short throws.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 01:58:36 pm
TD BEARS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 28, 2018, 02:08:43 pm
Would like to see them throw more to get Tru more experience with these receivers. He needs to get the deep ball down and the hapless Jets are the team to do it on. Weather's getting worse though sadly
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 28, 2018, 02:19:03 pm
The weather seems to be the biggest factor in the bears passing game struggling.  Sloppy field means receivers aren't where trubisky thinks they should be.  Also saw a few guys quitting their routes.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 02:22:17 pm
That is just stupid!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 28, 2018, 02:23:35 pm
Takes a corner to get to the QB. Floyd is like a fly, being swatted away. Again, a non factor.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 28, 2018, 02:25:35 pm
Fuller, not getting a int again? What-a-surprise!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 02:25:41 pm
That TD is on Eddie Jackson.  What a dumb ass!

They better not lose this game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 28, 2018, 02:26:26 pm
Jackson just cost the team 7 points... Stupid
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 28, 2018, 02:40:02 pm
Nice running and sticking with Howard for three consecutive plays....Love the play calling
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 02:40:18 pm
Great drive to answer back.  That should seal it.  But will it?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 28, 2018, 02:41:42 pm
It will. Solid!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 28, 2018, 02:43:12 pm
Like Romo said.  Trubisky s best drive.
Sometimes it seems Trubisky needs the game on the line to play well.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 28, 2018, 02:44:18 pm
Trubisky played much better in the second half...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 02:44:39 pm
Cohen is a moron!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 28, 2018, 02:46:06 pm
Geez send him back to lake forest to run laps now.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 28, 2018, 02:53:44 pm
It's about that time of year again where Long is out.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 02:54:29 pm
That looks season ending.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 28, 2018, 02:56:32 pm
If long is out for the rest of the year, I have to think that will be his last play as a Bear.  Unless he's willing to take a pay cut next year.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 03:03:33 pm
It's a win.  I'll take it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 28, 2018, 03:05:25 pm
I like the aggressive hit by Jackson, but it was just plain stupid.  But he really did lay the wood on that guy.  I dont think Long is coming back, we shall see.  And it was good to see Miller get involved in the second half.  I only wish I could say the same for Leonard Floyd.  I am going to keep busting his balls until he does something, anything, productive on the field.  Total Bust. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on October 28, 2018, 03:14:22 pm
Cohen is a moron!

I must have missed something.  What did Cohen do?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 28, 2018, 03:16:59 pm
He touched a ball laying on the ground on a punt return. Should've left alone. Almost cost the Bears big..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 03:26:39 pm
Not only did he touch it.  He touched it then just stood for a second then realized what he had done and jumped on it. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 28, 2018, 04:08:17 pm
Yes, almost Oddo dumb. Then the light bulb comes on and he jumps on the ball.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on October 28, 2018, 05:12:11 pm
Thanks.  I just replayed the play.  It was a big mistake to touch the ball there.  However, once touched, there was no way that he could have beaten the first guy to the ball.  When that guy missed it, Cohen was able to fall on it.

Big mistake.  But mistakes happen.  I don't remember Cohen making a lot of them since he became a bear.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 05:37:29 pm
Right.

This is a young team and they are making mistakes.  Some of them cost them games some don't.  Hopefully they are learning from their mistakes and won't make them again.

The arrow is definitely pointing up.  Can they learn to beat the good teams this year or will it have to wait for another offseason is the question.


Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on October 28, 2018, 06:18:16 pm
This team is miles beyond the stubborn, grey hopelessness of last year.  In one tremendous offseason, the organization has turned itself around and here they are, competitive in every game, with a winning record, and the playoffs not some far away dream, but a distinct possibility.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 06:47:08 pm
If they don't go tot he playoffs this year they will next year.


I think they likely sneak in as a wildcard this year though.  Might even win the division if Mack gets healthy.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on October 28, 2018, 07:12:11 pm
This team is miles beyond the stubborn, grey hopelessness of last year.  One tremendous offseason later, the organization has turned itself around and here they are, competitive in every game, with a winning record, and the playoffs not some far away dream, but a distinct possibility.

I was thinking earlier, what a change just to get rid of Fox. That was being caught in the endless cycle of losing..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on October 28, 2018, 08:42:57 pm
The most amazing turnaround from last season has to be the wideout corps. From duds to studs, one season. As for Floyd, was watching him most of the game and most of the time he comes flying in, the tackle swats him out, and he flies by not getting near the QB. This guy is a waste of space right now....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on October 28, 2018, 09:54:50 pm
Looking like first place again in just a bit.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on October 29, 2018, 05:50:38 am
Did not get to watch the game again.  So I was wondering how did the players do that replaced Mack and Robinson?  I have a personal belief that the best coaches sit injuried players.  Look at NE, they just plug in guys and they keep doing their job.  I am hoping that was the case yesterday.  Because if it was that is the sign of good coaching.  With that being said, if Floyd truly is not getting the job done, I would put him on the bench.  Next guy up.   Gotta give the bench guys a chance to either prove they do or do not belong on field during the game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 29, 2018, 08:03:30 am
I was watching the first quarter of the Puke game, and I just couldnt take it, FOUR BLATANT HOLDING penalties on the Pack, both O and D, not called.  And Aikman was too busy fawning over Rogers to say a peep.  Plus that was the only game on.  Doh.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 29, 2018, 10:11:05 am

Wasn't as close as it was.

Trubisky hits White for a big gain to the red zone, plus Trubisky gets a late hit.  Bears should have first down very deep in Jets territory.  BUT....Long throws a linebacker to the ground and everything is negated.  Bears miss on the redo and no points.

Bears have the Jets backed up on 3rd and 9 and then the Jackson late hit extends the drive which was the Jets only TD of the game.

Trubisky was off most the game but in his defense he hit the ones he had to, had a couple good runs, no picks and the weather was probably more of a factor in the passing game.

Good news - Bears run D was incredible against a team that runs the ball pretty well.  And more good news - Bears O-line run blocking was its usual self until the 4th quarter opening up some nice holes for Howard.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 29, 2018, 10:20:47 am
Bears O-line run blocking was its usual self until the 4th quarter opening up some nice holes for Howard.

...Holes a  Mack truck could run through.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on October 29, 2018, 10:27:20 am
From Perez:

The Bears traded their 2019 second round pick to move up in last April’s draft for Anthony Miller and he’s been rewarding them with crisp routes and separation from defenders this season.

Mitch Trubisky’s had trouble connecting with Miller, however, and last week’s loss to the Patriots was the biggest example of how many chances Miller could have had to make game-changing plays.

There were a few missed opportunities again in Week 8, but Trubisky targeted Miller seven times and connected on three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Miller has a certain star quality about him. He has the kind of all-around game that translates well to the NFL and as the chemistry between him and Trubisky continues to build, he’ll become one of Chicago’s most

dangerous offensive playmakers.

I agree.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 29, 2018, 10:39:18 am
Not everyone thought Floyd had a bad game...

https://theathletic.com/618598/2018/10/28/with-khalil-mack-sidelined-leonard-floyd-bears-defense-make-a-statement-of-their-own/
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 29, 2018, 11:44:11 am

If Floyd gets one sack then all of a sudden everyone is off his back.  If he doesn't then he had a bad game.

 I did notice he didn't appear to have any brace on his hand Sunday so he should be good to go now healthwise.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on October 29, 2018, 12:44:03 pm
I would be happy with a hurry, a hit, or a pressure.  Whenever I look just at him I see him getting pushed very far away from the QB. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 29, 2018, 12:48:49 pm

He's hustling - let the season play through.

Trading him now might get you a 4th but would leave the Bears inexperienced at OLB especially with #52 nursing his injury.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on October 29, 2018, 12:59:57 pm
Floyd is definitely a huge disapointment.

On the SCORE they had him with 3 hurries, I saw 1.   Still low production.
I would love to know if Fangio thinks he's salvageable.

Saw some plays with 49 (Fitts?) in but no rush from him or Lynch either.

The only thing good I see with Floyd is when the play breaks down he's usually the one chasing the QB down. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on October 29, 2018, 02:05:45 pm
From the piece at The Athletic I posted earlier, which I assume none of you read...

Perhaps nobody stood out more than Floyd, who was excellent against the run and came close on a couple of occasions to picking up his first sack of the season. On the stat sheet, Floyd finished with a mere two tackles and no quarterback hits. But he was as big a reason as anybody for the Jets’ sputtering afternoon. He pressured Darnold into a third-down incompletion on New York’s second drive, forcing a punt. He chased Darnold out of bounds to hold him to two yards on a scramble late in the first quarter. He stuffed Crowell at the line of scrimmage in the second quarter, and pressured Darnold into another incompletion on the very next play. And in the third quarter, he managed to shed a blocker while pursuing running back Trenton Cannon to the outside, getting initial contact on what amounted to a mere 2-yard run, leading to a fourth straight Jets three-and-out.

“He kicked ass,” Lynch said. “This was his best game yet so far this season. He showed up and he showed out.”
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on October 29, 2018, 02:20:35 pm

But if he didn't do any of that but recorded a single sack everybody would have said he had a good game.

I'm not sure I totally agree with Greg Blache's comment that sacks are overrated but this is the first game I noticed that Floyd was playing without a hand brace and I did see him using his hands quite a bit in his pass rushes.   We should see more improvement in the 2nd half of the season.



Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on October 29, 2018, 04:10:42 pm
I thought Floyd did a great job setting the edge yesterday.  He was around the QB a few times, don't know if they qualify as pressures.  I do think I remember him as being a little faster last season.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 01, 2018, 06:59:09 am
Forecast for Buffalo is a beautiful 52 and sunny for Sunday - light winds
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 01, 2018, 08:50:45 am
Thats a good weather report.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on November 04, 2018, 07:26:40 am
Time to see if this is the same ole Chicago Bears we've seen for at least a decade who make a no name scrub QB look like Joe Montana or whether they really have turned the page and put a true butt-whooping on a struggling Bills team.....

(At least it is not against Oswieler who has played 3 games vs the Bears with 3 teams and won each time, wierdly enough....)

The future is now. Lay your cards on the table, lets see what they got.......

Go Bears......
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 04, 2018, 07:30:28 am
Kyle Long to IR, Mack not likely to play today. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 04, 2018, 11:14:30 am
Kevin White inactive.  Maybe we see what Wims can do.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 11:32:38 am
Bears at Bills
Bears: LB Khalil Mack, WR Allen Robinson, WR Kevin White, CB Marcus Cooper,  OL Rashaad Coward, TE Ben Braunecker, DL Bilal Nichols
Bills: QB Josh Allen, QB Derek Anderson, WR Cam Phillips, T Conor McDermott, G Ike Boettger, DE Trent Murphy, LB Tremaine Edmunds
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 04, 2018, 11:53:49 am
FB Burton active for todays game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 12:35:29 pm
I didn't see any holding there.


It seems the refs are keeping the Bills in this game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 12:35:58 pm
That was kind of a shitty holding call on Daniels...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 12:40:57 pm
That was a TD.  These refs are **** us.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 12:41:10 pm
TD BEARS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 04, 2018, 12:43:29 pm
Trubisky has thrown two beautiful passes for long gains already ....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 12:56:58 pm
TD BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 12:57:32 pm
Jackson!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 12:57:55 pm
Eddie Jackson looking like Peanut!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 12:58:19 pm
Smith with the forced fumble.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 04, 2018, 12:58:46 pm
Bears!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 04, 2018, 01:00:36 pm
Smith looks really good out there.  A well spent draft choice.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 01:03:37 pm
That was Jackson that forced the fumble...and recovered it...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 01:04:16 pm
WTF is with these refs today?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 01:04:56 pm
That was Jackson that forced the fumble...and recovered it...

No it wasn't.  Jackson was on the ground.  Smith forced the fumble then Jackson got up and grabbed it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 04, 2018, 01:05:32 pm
How is that a penalty on Burton?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 01:07:26 pm
No it wasn't.  Jackson was on the ground.  Smith forced the fumble then Jackson got up and grabbed it.
I think you need to watch it again...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 01:10:33 pm
(7:21) (Shotgun) N.Peterman pass short right to J.Croom to CHI 33 for 1 yard (R.Smith). FUMBLES (R.Smith), RECOVERED by CHI-E.Jackson at CHI 35. E.Jackson for 65 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Caught near sideline at CHI 35.
3rd & 9 at CHI 34
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 01:10:55 pm
FLOYD TD!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 01:11:34 pm
Floyd! Pick 6!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 01:12:34 pm
The box score is wrong.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 01:13:50 pm
They just showed it again and it is Smith.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 04, 2018, 01:15:51 pm
Two defensive TD’s in the first half for the Bears without their best player
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 01:16:36 pm
It is an impressive defensive performance.  Everyone is making plays.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 01:21:57 pm
Cohen is ridiculous!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 01:23:18 pm
Great run by Howard!

28-0 Bears!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 04, 2018, 01:26:53 pm
The team has completely turned around since the John Fox bullsh*t. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 04, 2018, 01:36:56 pm
Well no doubt Dallas will be happy with Floyds pick 6.  Still waiting for a sack.  Cohen sure makes me nervous when he reverses like that, but if he can keep gaining yards, go for it.  Mitch looks good, and I liked his early focus on Anthony Miller.  Lets hope Nagy keeps his foot on the gas in the second half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 04, 2018, 01:38:00 pm
And who the heck is 78 Witzman???
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 01:45:31 pm
Peterman 8-14 for 51 yards and 2 INT in the 1st half...and his career passer rating went up...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 01:46:10 pm
Also, apparently Floyd went to the locker room before the half ended...still no word why...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 01:49:49 pm
He is on the field now.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 02:10:02 pm
WTF Trubisky?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 02:10:21 pm
Well, that was a bad pass...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 04, 2018, 02:12:10 pm
0r bad rout
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 02:12:19 pm
LOL, we complained for years about Cutler throwing balls in the dirt and at receivers feet...and now we have a QB who misses high when he misses.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 02:15:05 pm
Nice defensive stand!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 02:15:30 pm
Nice camera work!

Not...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 02:21:23 pm
Frame by frame...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181104/77d834e2291c0ee2f9cc56ce3a5cd764.png)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181104/3e751579912226810b08be819cd3992e.png)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181104/6777ffbe3a7f653ea0844887c56aac8a.png)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181104/d0a684296d2a8e9daa40850dd626be64.png)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 04, 2018, 02:25:05 pm
Third game in a row Fuller has an int.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 02:29:22 pm
Bellamy wide open in the end zone on 3rd down, but Tru misses him.

Parkey makes it 34-3...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 04, 2018, 02:29:38 pm
Time to bench some of the older defenders like Hicks and Trevathan
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 02:39:29 pm
These officials suck!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 02:44:07 pm
Another terrible call!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 02:45:29 pm
I’d be pissed as hell if this game was close...these calls are brutal!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 02:48:14 pm
Our linebackers have been money today...all day...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 04, 2018, 02:49:30 pm
Especially Smith causing the fumble...

 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 02:52:09 pm
LOL, he owes Eddie a steak dinner if the strip is credited to him!

The pics are obvious.

And I hate giving them a garbage TD on a bullshit PI penalty...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 02:56:41 pm
That’s a Miller TD if the CB didn’t grab his arm.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 02:57:52 pm
Gabriel down in the end zone, looking at his knee...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 02:58:40 pm
TD Burton!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 03:01:09 pm
Have the Bills returned a kickoff today? I think Parkey has put every one of them in the end zone today...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 04, 2018, 03:03:23 pm
Finally letting backups play.  Looks like a pre season game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 04, 2018, 03:07:07 pm
Tolliver with a nice play on Benjamin...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on November 04, 2018, 03:07:38 pm
This has to be the worst ref crew all year.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 04, 2018, 03:13:35 pm
The refs were bad, but the Bills were worse.  If this had been the Pack it would not have been a blow out.  Happy that the D was dominant, and the O was efficient and effective.  I am a happy camper right now.  Lets hope Gabriel is ok. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on November 04, 2018, 03:50:45 pm
Calling the offense efficient is a huge stretch. They did next to nothing, but luckily didn't have to.

190 total yards, 11 first downs, 3-11 on 3rd down
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 04, 2018, 04:24:03 pm
Blowout win thanks to the D. offensive was out of sink...but the Bills D is very good. Bills O put the Bills D in terrible positions.

Refs were terrible. Both Bills scoring drives were the result of bad calls.

O - line looked shaky at best. Massive with a few blunders. Blocking was pretty **** poor.

Trubisky looked a little shaky, but, again the blocking stunk.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on November 04, 2018, 05:19:34 pm
I thought Floyd was played great today.  Set the edge well and got a few hits on rbs behind the line.  He flushed Peterman a few times but never got the finish.

I thought trubisky had a few chances he blew with rbs coming out for a pass.  I'd like him to look for them outside of when the play is designed to go that way.  His two deep passes that drew PIs were pretty good throws he doesn't get credit for. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 04, 2018, 07:05:20 pm
Good Defensive game today.. O played ok, Trubisky still learning and growing..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 04, 2018, 11:03:24 pm

Trubisky needs to learn that its OK to give up on a play when nobody is open.  Just throw it out of bounds.

Bears offense was somewhat inconsistent against a very good Buffalo defense. 

Take the win and hope Gabriel is OK for next week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 04, 2018, 11:23:18 pm
The OL was probably the weakest area.

James Daniels struggled some, especially in the run game.  It was evident before the season he needs a year of weight lifting like so many rookies.

IIRC they were getting their runs to the right side behind the replacement guard Witzman which was a pleasant surprise.

Trubisky was connecting on the passes in the first half that he had been missing in earlier games.  He had a handful of bad throws but not many.  I'm not sure if the interception was an overthrow or a wrong route by one of the 2 receivers in the area.  I wonder if those who are down on Trubisky watch any other NFL games.  All QB's throw 3=4 bad throws a game.  Anyone see Rogers throw 3 big plays into the dirt tonight?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on November 05, 2018, 06:43:59 am
slo mo replay of the Jackson strip (https://twitter.com/BearsBacker/status/1059158509420449792) ;)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on November 05, 2018, 08:08:03 am
It was Jackson with the strip and recovery.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 05, 2018, 09:20:58 am

To me it looked like Jackson initiated the strip but the force of Smith's tackle sprung the ball loose.  Jackson will get the FF stat, because without Jackson pulling on the ball there is no fumble.

Much more important than the discussion of who caused the fumble is the Bears playing #39 on offense.  Did anyone else see that?  He was in motion in the first half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 05, 2018, 10:19:16 am
Besides the great defense what I liked the most was that at the halfway portion of the season (8 games played) we are 5-3 and in first place. Hopefully we can finish the 2nd half the same way.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 05, 2018, 10:26:38 am
We have a chance to win every game. Remember the Vikes lost to Buffalo 29 to 0. The Rams appear not to play any D.

Possibly 12 and 4?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 05, 2018, 10:28:30 am
+1.  Just giddy about the team being able to compete. Not the health trainwreck its been for years, and the people getting plugged in aren't complete stiffs.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 05, 2018, 10:28:48 am
I did notice Jackson in motion on one play.  Not sure exactly what Nagy was thinking, or maybe just giving other teams something else they need to prepare for.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 05, 2018, 10:30:59 am
12-4 sounds great...but right now 6-3 would be nice.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 05, 2018, 10:31:29 am
That would make this season super  (12-4).
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 05, 2018, 10:32:42 am
I did notice Jackson in motion on one play.  Not sure exactly what Nagy was thinking, or maybe just giving other teams something else they need to prepare for.

You can experiment when you win a game 41-9.  But I recall the Bears in the '85 Super Bowl had Leslie Frazier returning a kickoff with the team well ahead.  ACL tear - career done.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 05, 2018, 11:39:19 am
Any word on Taylor Gabriel?

He is such a great talent....but I fear he is too small for constant hits. Atlanta did not get him the ball a ton because of wear and tear.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 05, 2018, 11:52:56 am
"Taylor Gabriel said he's fine," the Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns tweeted. "His late injury was related to a previous injury. He didn't specify but he was recently on the injury report with a knee ailment."
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 05, 2018, 12:43:35 pm
That's rocking good news!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on November 05, 2018, 01:17:18 pm
They were really checking out the knee on Gabriel. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on November 08, 2018, 09:28:55 am
Eddie Jackson looking like Peanut!

That is exactly what I was thinking.  Tillman was a very unique player with unique talents.  I miss watching him, and hope that Jackson can come close to his abilities.

Other than Tillman, my favorite defensive back was someone I have a mental block when it comes to remembering his name.  I am sure that most will know who I mean.  He was the safety that won several games in a row by amazing interceptions, a couple of them were game enders.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 08, 2018, 09:34:01 am

The only amazing Bear safeties that I can recall were Mike Brown and Gary Fencik.  Mark Carrier had a monster year during his rookie season.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 08, 2018, 09:46:24 am
Mike Brown
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on November 08, 2018, 10:15:41 am
Mike Brown.  Thanks.  I knew it was a color, but I kept hanging up on Green for some reason.

If injury hadn't ended his career, he would have been the best Bear safety of all time, in my opinion.  They have had a lot of hard hitters, like Plank and Fencik, but none that could also act as ball hawks and turnover specialists.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 08, 2018, 10:23:17 am
Dave Duerson wasn't bad....many Pro-bowls.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 08, 2018, 10:52:50 am
Mike Brown?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on November 08, 2018, 11:51:30 am
Mike Brown is who DaveP is thinking of.  But we also had Mike Green, a safety and Mr. Irrelevant!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 08, 2018, 12:08:40 pm
Didn't they have Mr. White and Mr. Black at that time?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on November 08, 2018, 12:20:59 pm
Darius Slay (knee) has missed practice Wednesday and today.

PFF preview (https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-nfl-week-10-fox-detroit-lions-chicago-bears-preview)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 08, 2018, 01:48:31 pm

They may have had a Mike Green and a Dez White...don't recall a Mr. Black.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 08, 2018, 02:35:57 pm
Todd Bell made the pro bowl and he and Al Harris sat out super bowl year.

Also Shaun Gale.   What no votes for Chris Hudson??
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 08, 2018, 03:08:53 pm
Brownie was one of the best safeties this team has had. He was a ball hawk and always around the play. Rarely did you find him ten yards off where the play happened. It was just incredibly unfortunate for him and us as fans that his health did not hold up, because he would have been a perennial pro bowler.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 08, 2018, 03:10:22 pm
The Bears seem to play better at home so we can only hope thats a positive Sunday
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 08, 2018, 03:24:09 pm

VJ

Nice link to the PFF article.  Hard to believe Trubisky is that bad with his second options and that the Bears' safeties haven't had any action deep down the middle. 

Recall last year when they did safety rankings and we were all in disbelief of how highly Adrian Amos was rated.  Maybe teams are just avoiding him...and Jackson as well.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 08, 2018, 03:30:34 pm
The PFF article assumes it knows the Bears playbook and what receiver is primary every play.
I'm not buying it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 08, 2018, 04:20:33 pm

Yeah, its kind of hard to know when a QB may be looking one way to deceive the defense and throws another.  But it does appear that when Trubisky holds the ball for long periods of time its usually not good...unless he takes off on one of his scrambles.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 08, 2018, 04:40:21 pm
Come on Dave Duerson - 4 pro-bowls
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 09, 2018, 05:38:01 am
Snowing in Chicago now - but no snow expected Sunday
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on November 09, 2018, 07:37:08 am
I think that Doug Planck was pretty good too. Good enough for Ryan to tag the defense the "46"....

Of course now he'd have been suspended from the league by the way he hit..... :D

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on November 09, 2018, 08:38:54 am
Todd Bell made the pro bowl and he and Al Harris sat out super bowl year.

Also Shaun Gale.   What no votes for Chris Hudson??

The Bears have had several excellent defensive backs over the years, and Todd Bell was certainly one of them.  But Tillman was unique in his talent to force turnovers as a defensive back, in my opinion.  Jackson seems to have the potential to be his equal.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on November 09, 2018, 08:41:27 am
Peanut only had problems when he had to cover small fast guys (like Steve Smith). Otherwise he as truly awesome....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 09, 2018, 09:44:01 am

A lot of corners had problems with Steve Smith - but not many corners could hold their own against Randy Moss and Megatron.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 09, 2018, 09:47:54 am

Back to Today's Game...

NFLN has that Start'em/Sit'em ticker at the bottom of the screen.

The top sit'em QB:  Matthew Stafford   The top sit'em HB:  Kenyon Johnson  The top sit'em WR:  Kenny Golladay   The top sit'em kicker:  Matt Prater

Apparently the fantasy football experts thinks that Mack and the Bears are going to shut down the Lions Sunday.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 09, 2018, 02:45:48 pm
How fun would it be to see Mack go al Dente on Stafford.

If you need to dent the QB, I'm your man Mack. If the QB's slow he's gonna get wacked!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on November 11, 2018, 06:07:30 am
Todd Bell made the pro bowl and he and Al Harris sat out super bowl year.

Also Shaun Gale.   What no votes for Chris Hudson??

I think this discussion originally started with davep referencing trying to remember the last name of Mike Brown, so the focus was originally was on safeties whose last name was a color, haha.

Now if we are just speaking about the best safeties in my lifetime, I'd put Brown at the top of the list.  Toss in Plank, Parrish, Duerson, and Eddie Jackson is working his way into the discussion.

Watching the best defenses over time, they always have a leader at every level of defense that not only leads, but plays at a pro bowl level.  Right now we are getting pretty close to that with Hicks, Mack (and Smith in the wings), and Jackson on the back side.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on November 11, 2018, 06:57:20 am
VJ

Nice link to the PFF article.  Hard to believe Trubisky is that bad with his second options and that the Bears' safeties haven't had any action deep down the middle. 

Recall last year when they did safety rankings and we were all in disbelief of how highly Adrian Amos was rated.  Maybe teams are just avoiding him...and Jackson as well.

The teams that have had success against us have gone with the quick passing game and attacking the edges.  Maybe this is at the expense of the middle of the field, but offenses are trying to make us go sideline to sideline.  Smith and Trevathian are starting to pick that up, and I think Fangio is getting a better feel for Smith now.  By far, his worst coaching game was against the Patriots, sitting Smith with a hobbled Mack and Floyd (less than Smith in pass coverage).

We have gone against two offenses without Mack and dominated both.  The Lions are better and have an experienced QB.  I hope Mack is 100% today, because he will be taking snaps from healthy players that have played well in his absence.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on November 11, 2018, 07:21:54 am
Well, today is the day. Are the Bears for real or just fooling us ?

The tough road to the playoffs or the threat of another playoff less year begins today...

Go Bears !
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 11, 2018, 11:12:48 am
Kevin White and Wims both inactive today.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 11, 2018, 11:41:17 am
Lions are 30th against the run. I expect to see Howard and Cohen chew up some serious yardage today. No gimmes in the NFL, but the Bears should take it to the Lions today.. Of course you never know...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 12:07:48 pm
TD BEARS!!!

Great drive!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 11, 2018, 12:09:18 pm
Kick ass opening drive!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 12:09:35 pm
When do we cut Parkey?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 11, 2018, 12:10:34 pm
Parkey misses XP...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 12:33:01 pm
TD BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 12:47:29 pm
TD BEARS!!!

Hell yeah!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 12:48:12 pm
**** Parkey!

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 11, 2018, 12:49:09 pm
Miller Time!

Parkey has to go.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JeffH on November 11, 2018, 12:59:54 pm
Can the Lions please sign Patricia to a ten year extension?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 01:03:41 pm
TD TRUBISKY!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 01:04:25 pm
Big cheer for Parkey finally making an extra point.  LOL!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 11, 2018, 01:07:30 pm
Bears DESTROYING the Lions.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on November 11, 2018, 01:07:47 pm
My confidence in Sparkey is exactly zero.  Getting Boniol flashbacks.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 11, 2018, 01:26:10 pm
Parkys suucks and needs to go.  Mitch is having a very good game, and it is good to see Robinson making catches.  Didnt see much from Mack or Floyd in the first half.  It was a great first half, until that last Lions drive.  Lets hope Fangio has some adjustments, cause the Lions get the ball in the second, dont want them crawling back into this thing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 11, 2018, 01:27:44 pm
If there is a 50 yard kick in the cold to advance in the playoffs, you know we’re going home.  Fix it
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 11, 2018, 01:29:19 pm
Well he has hit the upright on extra points TWICE today.  Now maybe he was TRYING to do that, showing how accurate he CAN be, but I kind of doubt that.  And Robbie Gould is laughing his asss off all day long.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 11, 2018, 01:35:57 pm
I don't think there's anything better on the street.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 01:51:31 pm
WTF?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 01:52:20 pm
This defense is awesome!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 01:52:39 pm
Horse collar tackle on the Lions why wasn't it called?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 01:55:34 pm
Going to keep our foot on the gas my ass.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 01:56:05 pm
Are you **** kidding me?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 01:57:01 pm
They better have ten kickers in this week. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on November 11, 2018, 01:57:08 pm
What the hell?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 11, 2018, 01:57:51 pm
Good God don't let him kick anymore
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on November 11, 2018, 01:58:07 pm
We better go 2 on pat's and go for it on every 4th down from here on out...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 11, 2018, 01:59:59 pm
He would never kick another ball for the Bears if I’m Pace.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 11, 2018, 02:07:20 pm
There's too many bad kickers in the league already.  If there was a better one they would not be available.

For today no more fg's
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 11, 2018, 02:15:56 pm
They need a score to make a 3 score game
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 11, 2018, 02:15:58 pm
That’s not a sack for Floyd, but it’s just as good...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 11, 2018, 02:16:46 pm
TD ARob!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 11, 2018, 02:18:34 pm
When was the last time we had 2 100 yard WR’s in the same game?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 02:18:51 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 11, 2018, 02:19:56 pm
That’s a Floyd sack!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 02:32:37 pm
Prince you aren't supposed to pick the deep ball on 4th down.  Just knock it to the ground.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 11, 2018, 02:32:46 pm
OMG, just knock it down! WTF?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 02:33:05 pm
You just lost us about 40 yards and have us pinned in our own endzone.  SMH.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on November 11, 2018, 02:33:52 pm
Pad those stats Prince.  I got the bears d in two fantasy leagues.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 11, 2018, 02:34:44 pm
Maybe that's what happens when contracts are tied to statistics.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 11, 2018, 02:36:08 pm
We've only run for 38yards?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 02:37:19 pm
Mitch needs to learn to throw the ball away.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on November 11, 2018, 02:37:58 pm
Yeah, that didn't work out well
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on November 11, 2018, 02:51:46 pm
WTH Special Teams!!!

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 02:54:29 pm
Pffffttt!  If they **** lose this game...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 02:55:38 pm
block in the back not called on that screen.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 11, 2018, 03:01:04 pm
Our OL sucks the second half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 03:04:55 pm
WTF?  Players do that all the time and it isn't called.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on November 11, 2018, 03:05:26 pm
Horseshit Flag
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 11, 2018, 03:08:17 pm
I think it's a penalty if its not in the end zone or out of bounds.  But it is a penalty.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 03:15:46 pm
No, it is usually only called when they do it right in front of an opposing player because then it is taunting.

Well they got the win but that second half was ugly.  Hope they learn from it and Parkey get his head out of his ass.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 11, 2018, 03:22:05 pm
Ok most kickers dont hit the upright 4 times in an ENTIRE YEAR, yet our guy does it in ONE game.  SMH.  Teaching moment for Prince, and the stupid onside kick.  I understand what Miller was trying to do, but dude out of bounds BEHIND you.  Still very excited for the win.  And now that Floyd has the sack monkey off his back, lets see what he does against Cousins next week....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 11, 2018, 03:38:50 pm
My initial reaction is this may have been Tru's best game. 

He hit the open receivers and made pinpoint completions to covered receivers.

He didn't have as gaudy statistics as the Tampa game but made no more mistakes than any experienced winning QB.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 11, 2018, 04:27:50 pm
Shaky 4rh but a win is a win. Cut Parkey. Four friggin times hitting the uprights? Good grief!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 11, 2018, 04:52:06 pm
And bring in who?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 11, 2018, 05:51:41 pm
yeah, ain't a whole hell of a lot out there unless you can get someone cfl ish that's consistent?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 05:54:26 pm
I don't think he gets how to kick at Soldier Field.  He needs to spend a lot of time there practicing imo.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 11, 2018, 06:08:32 pm
Solid win.  The Bears kicked the sh*t out of them.  Not pretty once the game was out of hand, it’s hard to find fault with that.

The kicker situation is ridiculous.  He’s looked shaky from the get go and has already missed a makable kick in OT and now today’s fiasco. It’s hard to imagine there’s not someone out there who is better.  I don’t know if there is, but I’d sure as hell be looking.  This team is solid and could do something....kicker is a big weakness that hopefully you can deal with through coaching, player acquisition or divine intervention.



Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 11, 2018, 06:26:08 pm
Time to cut the kicker. He's horrible. Missed the field goals in the Miami game. Against New England he couldn't kick a kickoff into the endzone only to have New England return it for a TD.

This guy wasn't that good elsewhere.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on November 11, 2018, 06:33:57 pm
Yeah my buddy who is Miami fan was like good...when I told him Parkey signed with Bears.  He said he sucked with Phins, playing out to be true.  Put me down for a 7th round kicker in next draft.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 11, 2018, 06:57:39 pm
They can beat the crap out of the Lions, but the margins of victory against the elite teams are going to be razor thin.  This is the kind of thing that can cost big in the end.

Where’s Bob Thomas or Kevin Butler when you need him?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 11, 2018, 07:05:10 pm
There are about 6-7 kickers like Parkey with NFL jobs.

I suspect if there is someone better out there he would have been signed by someone.

Last year the Chargers lost 3 of the first 6 games because of their kicker.  The Browns after their fiasco signed the only decent guy there was, the former Cowboys kicker. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 11, 2018, 07:22:28 pm
Besides kicker, I'm disappointed that we couldn't get a run game going. There D was ranked 30th against the run. Come December, a good kicker and a good run game go a long way..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 11, 2018, 07:25:02 pm
The commentator said we had 38 yards before the last drive, so maybe totalled 50-60.  Pathetic.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 11, 2018, 07:26:07 pm
Well they concentrated on stopping the run. We shredded their pass D. Robinson is still wide open deep. Howard needs to run the ball more than 11 times. 7 rushes is too many for Cohen.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 08:45:53 pm
https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoBears/videos/2190971537854687/
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 11, 2018, 09:23:52 pm
Thx for posting that peke.  guy can play can't he? And you know he's not 100%. I ain't  bagging on any Bears. not one.  6-3 I'll take all day. all . day.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 09:34:43 pm
That sack was beautiful!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 11, 2018, 10:39:35 pm
Had a really busy day so wasn't able to see the game but had hoped to record it but the stupid Directv Now 'beta DVR' I set to record the game, didn't. Ticked me off!! So the only parts I got to see were the highlights on NFL channel. For what little I saw, Trubisky looked very good, Robinson was freaking unreal and that sack by Mack, holy cow, nothing was stopping him getting to Stafford. Killer effort against a division opponent. Gotta keep this momentum going the next two weeks....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 11, 2018, 10:46:30 pm
Defense was good in the first half....not so hot in the 2nd half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 11, 2018, 11:04:18 pm
Too much bend don't break. Prevent prevents you from winning.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 11, 2018, 11:05:41 pm
HOW does Mack run THROUGH a lineman???
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 11:12:03 pm
Two reasons.  Mack is really quick and good at dipping his shoulders and getting around linemen.  So the o-lineman starts trying to cheat to take that away.  When they do that he is strong enough to just bull rush them and go through them.  That is what makes him a great pass rusher.  Floyd is quick but doesn't have the strength to bull rush which makes him a one trick pony.     
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 11, 2018, 11:38:01 pm

Bears O-line gets an A for pass blocking.  Trubisky for the most part had plenty of time.  But the Bears offense is not geared for the run game and certainly not in the 4th quarter when they're trying to eat the clock and make first downs.

As for Parkey, he just had one of those days.  Mason Crosby of the Pack had a similar game a few weeks back, and the Packers lost.  Turns out Bears didn't need the 8 points Parkey left on the goal post but if I was the ST coach I'd be nervous.   In the last few games, TDs given up on blocked punt and KO return, today's misses, and on the onside kick when one of your hands guys decides to play hand ball.

But bottom line, we won by 12.  Be happy...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 11:54:49 pm
Yup it was a good day.  I was relaxed most of the game until the 4th quarter when **** started to go sideways for a bit.  I was relaxed the entire Bills game.  So this team is good.  Not great but good.  Now can they step it up against the Vikings Sunday night?

Then we got the Lions again in Detroit on Thanksgiving.  I doubt that game will be as easy as today was.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 11, 2018, 11:57:31 pm
Sporty the Bears dominated the entire first half.  They got a little lax in the second half but still made some nice plays.  Parky doinked one off the goal posts 4 **** times!  FOUR TIMES OFF THE GOAL POST!

Not one went in they all hit solidly directly on the goal post and bounced off making a sickening THOINK sound.  Not good.  Two were extra points.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on November 12, 2018, 06:27:54 am
I WANT RACKERS!!!!

What is he doing these days?  :)

The Bears might not cut Parky but I sure am.  He is off the fantasy team as soon as the rosters are unlocked this week.  :)

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on November 12, 2018, 07:23:23 am
The only thing that stopped the Bears offense in the 1st half was halftime.....

The Lions definitely decided to stop the run but forgot to cover anybody it would seem by doing that.....

Good to see Trubisky hit those throws and the WR/TE make the catches. YAC was great as well.....

No kicker that I can recall can claim all his missed kicks hit the uprights solid and bounced out. Hell, 3 of them even hit the same goalpost and side. You can say he's an accurate kicker (but not in a good way) :D

On the the primetime showdown with the well-rested Vikings !

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 12, 2018, 09:04:43 am
I think I heard that Parkey was guaranteed something like $9 mil, so it isnt as easy as just cutting him.  Maybe he should refund some of that to Ryan Pace???
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 12, 2018, 10:22:18 am
One of paces poorer decisions to sign Parker. He had one good year with the Eagles and that 4 years ago. Not sure WHY or HOW he deserved such a big contract. We need a new kicker - we might bite the bullet on this one.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 12, 2018, 10:29:38 am

Last year with Dolphins Parkey was 21 of 23 (91%) with a long of 54.

He had a bad day - let's not go knee jerk just yet.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on November 12, 2018, 10:42:08 am
He had a bad day?  That is an understatement.

Lets not forget we would be 7-2 if he only would have hit the make-able FG in OT vs. the Dolphins.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 12, 2018, 11:00:56 am

So you run the ball 3 times into a stacked defense in OT to set up a make-able 52 yard field goal?

We'd also be 7-2 if our defense could tackle in Miami...or if Howard doesn't fumble on the goal line...or if Mack doesn't hurt his ankle.

As for Parkey...got to wait and see.  (But despite what Nagey says you know Pace is looking at the pool of available kickers).
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 12, 2018, 12:16:07 pm
He had a bad day?  That is an understatement.

Lets not forget we would be 7-2 if he only would have hit the make-able FG in OT vs. the Dolphins.
8-1 if Fuller catches an easy pick

9-0 if the Hail Mary is one yard further
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 12, 2018, 02:57:30 pm
I've had all of Parkey that I can stand. This type of thing gets in a kickers head. He had more than just a bad day. He had the type of day that if he wasn't making so much money that it would be a get fired type of a day..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 12, 2018, 04:52:57 pm
The worst was when he couldn't kick it into the endzone against New England and they returned it for a TD.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 12, 2018, 05:04:52 pm

He did that?  Wow...then he should be cut immediately.

Parkey just needs to see his psychiatrist...or a hypnotist. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 12, 2018, 07:37:26 pm
I can't stop watching that Mack sack. That is 85' Bears good. Bears definitely got the better deal with him. Who is like him in the league, really? Von Miller and that's about it....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 12, 2018, 09:44:40 pm
Raiders are going to get a pick from us in the 20s this year and next, and we’ll get a pick from them in the low 30s next year.

Yeah, Pace did good...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on November 13, 2018, 07:28:23 am
The fact that he does not practice kicks in Soldier Field is part of the problem (it is quite a unique place to kick in). That I put on coaches unfortunately....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on November 13, 2018, 07:44:27 am
According to Mannelly, Tabor was in the car with the whole kicking unit including Gould and Maynard going to practice at Soldier Field the weeks before every home game.  It's not like this is a foreign concept to the special teams coach.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on November 13, 2018, 09:03:15 am
 I'm with some that's willing to give Parkey the benefit of the doubt and see what he does next week. If his performance is way off then break his legs. :)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 13, 2018, 09:26:49 am

Yes, Soldier Field is one of the most difficult places to kick, but not practicing there during the week had nothing to do with Parkey's misses. 

Do you think the Lions' kicker, who kicks in a dome BTW,  was out at Soldier Field during the week practicing?  I'm sure they'll review the film to see if there were some mechanical flaws in his kick...otherwise he'll be seeing a shrink.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 13, 2018, 09:46:42 am
Exactly...Prater didn't seen to have any issues drilling a 50+ yarder right down the middle.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 13, 2018, 10:33:17 am
If he is not there at Soldier Field practicing during the week than he is an idiot and really doesn't care.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 13, 2018, 10:39:15 am

It's probably up to Nagy and Tabor where the STs practice.  But its not a bad idea to go over to SF occasionally to get familiar with the wind conditions.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 13, 2018, 02:33:45 pm

Time to activate Shaheen and send Mizell back to the PS.  I like Cunningham in the backfield but he's not the ideal kick returner which is why they are giving Mizell a shot.  But I really can't say anything good about Mizell based on last Sunday and the entire preseason.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on November 13, 2018, 02:55:38 pm
Maybe mix in a little Taylor Gabriel. I think you returners need  some wheels.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 13, 2018, 05:00:51 pm

Wheels...and some size.  You can take some brutal hits with everyone running at full speed straight ahead.

Here's an idea...Kevin White.   Otherwise just cut him...and let him find a team that will give him a chance. 

Hard to believe with Gabriel somewhat gimpy they didn't throw some snaps to the backup X.  Gabriel 3 targets (all bombs) 0 catches.  The no catches  is a first for this season (never had anything less than 3 catches).
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 13, 2018, 05:54:58 pm
kick returners have to have a little "psycho' in them - Devin Hester was "RIDICULOUS"

Once shrooms get legalized - the game will be more exciting
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on November 13, 2018, 06:15:09 pm
Why not Kevin White and kickoffs?  I love that suggestion.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on November 13, 2018, 06:15:38 pm
kick returners have to have a little "psycho' in them - Devin Hester was "RIDICULOUS"
Once shrooms get legalized - the game will be more exciting

I am old enough to have seen every Bears Kick Returner since Willie Gallimore.  NO ONE I have ever seen was anywhere NEAR as good as Hester.  The Bears were idiots when they turned him into a mediocre receiver, rather than pay him a LOT to only return kicks.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on November 13, 2018, 06:30:01 pm
I can't blame them for trying to make Hester into a wr. If he had gotten it, he would have been awesome.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 13, 2018, 07:29:24 pm
The concept sounded nice, but never worked..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JeffH on November 13, 2018, 08:37:47 pm
Since the No Fun League decided to **** it up, just take the ball at the 25 and like it.  Sadly, kickoff returners should no longer be a thing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 13, 2018, 10:14:47 pm
Too many guys were getting hurt on kickoffs. it's the suicide squad.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 13, 2018, 11:31:08 pm

Playing devil's advocate here.   

Who have we really played this season?

#31 New York Jets   W
#29 Arizona Cards   W
#28 Buffalo Bills      W
#26 Tampa Bay       W
#24 Detroit Lions    W
#23 Miami Dolphins L
----------------------
#15 Seattle Seahawks W
#11 Green Bay        L
#5   NE Patriots       L

Beating the Vikes #8 Sunday night will help legitimize them as a true playoff quality team.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 14, 2018, 05:45:24 am
Agreed. It would........provided they can do it. The good thing is they are playing at home. They dont seem to do so good on the road.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 14, 2018, 07:38:03 am
Bears favored this weekend...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 14, 2018, 09:07:56 am
I think the Bears split the next two.  The team walks off the field late Sunday night, and back on the field Thursday morning.  Granted not much traveling, but that missed rest will
be telling.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 14, 2018, 10:32:55 am
I agree on the split - we win Sunday and lose Thursday as we have 3.5 days to rest - ridiculous.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 14, 2018, 10:50:26 am
Interesting:

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/11/13/bears-move-into-top-10-in-latest-nfl-power-rankings/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 14, 2018, 10:54:14 am
I'm thinking the Bears defenders will be the ones that get most beat up...especially in the Viking game.   Bears have plenty of depth with their d-lineman and OLBs but this game will be hard to sub in too much.

Go all out for the win in Minnesota and do the subbing more at Detroit.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 14, 2018, 11:10:45 am
Sounds like a plan. I still dont believe they beat the Queens although I definitely hope so. I believe they play them tough but lose at the end, much like the Pack. I would be thrilled if they can pull off a victory over the Queens. As for Detoilet I am more confident, even on the road. They have a lot of tape and experience already. Health is the biggest factor.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 14, 2018, 11:23:34 am

On paper, the Vikings are loaded...high draft picks and pro-bowl quality players just about everywhere.   Offensive line may be their weakest position.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 14, 2018, 11:36:14 am
I am old enough to have seen every Bears Kick Returner since Willie Gallimore.  NO ONE I have ever seen was anywhere NEAR as good as Hester.  The Bears were idiots when they turned him into a mediocre receiver, rather than pay him a LOT to only return kicks.

Ron Smith, the "Gingerbread Man"  actually had a higher return average over his career than Hester.  Far fewer TD's.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 14, 2018, 11:47:35 am
On the SCORE they said if next 2 years the Bears picks to the Raiders are 22-28 range and the Raiders pick in the top seven the math says the Bears essentially traded the 17th pick of a first round for Mack.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 14, 2018, 01:07:54 pm
A guy named Gayle Sayers was as good as Hester - before he had major knee issues.

If Sayers played today he would have missed like 2 weeks. Back then they would cut open your knee.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 14, 2018, 01:47:11 pm

Hester was a good kick returner but a great punt returner.

Other great kick returners for the Bears that I witnessed were Walter Payton and Vince Evans but they only did it for a short time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on November 14, 2018, 02:02:36 pm
Glyn Milburn was pretty good.  Made the probowl one year and had that nice long TD during the Payton game against the Puke.  Still have that game on VHS somewhere.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on November 14, 2018, 06:27:24 pm
A guy named Gayle Sayers was as good as Hester - before he had major knee issues.

If Sayers played today he would have missed like 2 weeks. Back then they would cut open your knee.

Sayers was the best running back I have ever seen.  Better than Payton.  But I would take Hester over him on a kickoff return, and especially a punt return.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 15, 2018, 10:30:24 am
Anybody seen the injury report?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 15, 2018, 10:44:10 am

Yes.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 15, 2018, 01:02:02 pm
Well why keep us in the dark.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on November 15, 2018, 01:03:18 pm
Sims is on concussion protocol.  The end.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 15, 2018, 01:04:28 pm

Oh you wanted to see the NFL injury report...OK:

http://www.nfl.com/injuries
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 15, 2018, 01:15:06 pm

It's crazy how the opinion of the Bears and especially Trubisky changes week to week.  This week everyone is all giddy about the Bears.

They've certainly made some great strides from last year.  The talent brought in by Pace has been mentioned...both the draft and free agency.  The offensive minded head coach.   The experienced DC.   And also, unlike most past years the Bears have avoided significant injuries (knock on wood).

But I think this game can show everybody what the Bears are capable of...at least until we play Detroit on Thanksgiving.   That's the NFL.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 15, 2018, 01:37:48 pm
It says: Dion Sims   TE   --   Did Not Participate In Practice

It should say the entire year. Not sure why he is taking up a roster space. Dude can't catch.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 15, 2018, 10:46:50 pm
Well, when was the last time the Bears went on a three game win streak? That'll help perception every time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on November 16, 2018, 04:44:07 am
September  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 16, 2018, 07:42:25 am
Just getting rid of John Fox was a plus. Man that guy sucked..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on November 16, 2018, 08:06:38 am
Not promoting Fox but he really didn't have much to work with on the offensive side of the ball. I mean our top 3 WR and TE are all brand new.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on November 16, 2018, 09:38:02 am
 We need to beat Minny in order to be considered a legitimate threat to make the playoffs. We shoulda won against GB we were in the game till the end with the Pats,but,you gotta take that next step in order to lay the foundation for a winning culture.This could be a turning point game for this season or I could be full of crap. Not sure?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 16, 2018, 09:49:43 am
We need to clearly beat the Queens. No question. IMHO we need to win the division to get to the playoffs and that starts with the Queens. Beating the Queens gives us  a 1.5 game lead over the Queens for 1st.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 16, 2018, 09:58:13 am

Fox as a HC would probably have been OK if he had this team and Nagy as offensive coordinator. 

Of course you want to win the division but we aren't in too bad of shape for wildcard - currently tied with the 2nd place Panthers who are also 6-3.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on November 16, 2018, 11:09:06 am
Division win minimum.  I need a new hoodie and hat.

My Cubs WS gear getting worn out.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 16, 2018, 11:22:34 am
Fox was terrible. Played not lose. Fox would rather punt than open up the offense. I don't believe he beat Detroit once.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 16, 2018, 11:41:53 am
Interesting:

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/11/15/jim-mcmahon-offers-epic-response-to-helicopters-filming-cody-parkey/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline

Now thats kinda nosey. MYOB
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 16, 2018, 02:10:58 pm
Fox with Brady and Rogers and superman wouldnt be successful.  Yes he played not to lose, cant win like that. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 16, 2018, 02:28:46 pm
With these same players, Fox probably has two wins.  The Dowell Loggains offense would be averaging about 16 points a game, comfortably in last place.  I’m thinking that Pace has hit a home run with Nagy. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on November 17, 2018, 06:58:57 am
The big thing that Fox did was save the locker room.  The Bears were in disarray after Trestman and Emery.  Bennett and Marshall were A talents and D teammates.  Urlacher got old and released, Briggs got old and fat and allowed to open a BBQ restaurant before the season starts.  We were getting crushed, humiliated by teams at the end.  Fox and Pace came in and restored a positive culture and cut out the cancers in the locker room.  Fox and Fangio assembled a top 10 defense.

The game passed Fox by and he is not an NFL coach for today.  But it wasn't all bad with him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 17, 2018, 12:35:30 pm
Follow the feed and check out McMahon's instagram. Lot of pic's bring back some memories..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 18, 2018, 07:19:43 am
Shaheen off of IR today.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 18, 2018, 01:04:27 pm
So fired up for tonight's game. Have some great food ready to cook. Libations. Great TV for viewing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: otto105 on November 18, 2018, 01:46:25 pm
Vikes 23

Bear  16
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: otto105 on November 18, 2018, 01:57:48 pm
Happy warehouse guy


You must be happy that trump kept his hair dry during his trip to France honor our soldiers of WWI by deciding not go to the cemetery because of rain.



Most buried there didn’t want to go to the cemetery either...

















so much winning...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 02:15:38 pm
He didn't go because the Secret Service requested he didn't go due to safety concerns. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on November 18, 2018, 03:52:44 pm
Don't confuse Little Oddo with facts.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 18, 2018, 04:42:33 pm
Otto, this isn't the politics thread, keep it over there..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 07:23:59 pm
Let's Go Bears!!! Huge game
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 07:27:57 pm
What a run by Trubisky!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 07:28:32 pm
GABRIEL!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 07:29:39 pm
First down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 07:30:41 pm
Get a TD this drive guys....let's go!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 07:36:07 pm
already banned to the upstairs, too much drinking, too much screaming.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 07:36:55 pm
3-0 Bears.  Right down the middle.

See I told you he needed to practice at Soldier Field!   ;)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 07:37:09 pm
How was that not a penalty?? Pick the guy up and drag and slam him?? Ridiculous....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 07:38:40 pm
I thought they would call that for sure
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 07:39:49 pm
Then Parkey boots it out of bounds.  This guy...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 07:42:08 pm
Wow!  That was ticky tacky.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 07:42:34 pm
Packers do worst then that every play and it is rarely called.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 07:43:32 pm
Bears looking lackadaisical on D...gotta step it up! Mack, wake up
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 07:47:19 pm
Mack with the strip!

BEARS BALL!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 07:47:30 pm
MACK!!! Way to go!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 07:48:03 pm
Mack!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 07:48:28 pm
fuuuuuummmmmmbbbbbbllllle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 07:51:38 pm
Keep spreading the field and moving the chains.  Wear their defense out!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 07:53:26 pm
The offense is no longer predictable.  About time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 07:55:32 pm
WTH was Trubisky thinking on that throw?? Seriously stupid....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 07:55:51 pm
well that sucks
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 07:55:54 pm
Well that sucked but about as good as a punt.  To bad it was on first down though.

Got to be smarter Trubisky.  Way to much purple and white in that area to throw it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 07:57:00 pm
Nobody’s wide open yet like last week...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 07:57:35 pm
Mitch's pecker is up, he wants to show he's and nfl qb.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 07:59:30 pm
Big time players show up in big games!

BIG MACK ATTACK!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 08:00:05 pm
this just in...that 52 guy can play
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 08:03:11 pm
Robinson is a stud
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 08:04:49 pm
chain moving, click,click,click
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:05:38 pm
Trubisky is tearing them up on the ground.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 08:05:39 pm
Man, don't hurt that right arm! That was very awkward slide
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:07:36 pm
Howard just ripping them up the middle now.  LB's are frozen they don't know where to go.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:07:56 pm
FIRST DOWN!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 08:08:09 pm
Jordan Howard first down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 08:09:24 pm
T formation! cool!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:09:38 pm
TD MILLER!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 08:10:26 pm
That is w/o a questiong a TD!!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 08:10:55 pm
2 pter??? KILLER!! BEARS, BABY!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 08:11:09 pm
The Bears can play!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:11:18 pm
Two point conversion.  GOOD!!!

11-0 Bears!!!


Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 08:11:30 pm
2! f u c k me!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:11:46 pm
Nagy must have felt pretty good about that play.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:12:01 pm
Ballsy this early in the game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:14:33 pm
How does he not intercept that?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:15:06 pm
Trevathon!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 08:15:15 pm
Even seen an elective 2 point conversion with a healthy kicker so early?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:15:56 pm
Three and out!  The crowd is going nuts!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:16:57 pm
DA BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 08:17:18 pm
Vikings completely discombobulated on both sides of the ball
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 08:19:18 pm
Extreme Kudos to Ryan Pace. This guy has built a very very good football team! What he did acuiring Mack,..best move in the league. Turning around a recieving corps in ONE OFFSEASON....just outstanding....can't say enough good.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 08:32:32 pm
14 zip? I'll take it!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:32:47 pm
14-0 Bears!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:33:00 pm
I hold my breath every field goal...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 08:33:23 pm
AND Bears get the ball second half.....gotta keep the foot on the gas and nail these suckers
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 08:33:59 pm
ditto. those goal posts look far,far away.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:37:50 pm
YES!!!!!

INT baby!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:38:09 pm
14-0 at the half and we get the ball!

Loving it!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 08:38:22 pm
PICK!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 08:43:18 pm
Going great so far. We've seen it go south in the second half so they need to keep focus and not get careless with the ball. Turnovers will be key. Don't have any and force them into them....GO BEARS!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on November 18, 2018, 08:50:39 pm
Very true.  Already this year they have blown larger halftime leads than this.  Hopefully, the defense can continue to dominate the game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 08:55:45 pm
Wow!

Cohen!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:03:41 pm
D needs a stop here...c'mon Bears!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:05:37 pm
Holding on them. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:05:46 pm
4th down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:10:16 pm
First down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:12:31 pm
I love how Trubisky gets the first and gets down when there are no more yards to get.  Smart.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:13:05 pm
Pound Howard, get that D worn out!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:14:31 pm
Well **** me!  That is exactly what we didn't need.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:14:37 pm
Not good not good....c'mon Tru, don't give this game away!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:14:57 pm
That was just dumb!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 09:15:49 pm
Well crap...I don’t know what he was thinking there
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:18:14 pm
MACK!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:19:59 pm
WOW!  This defense is good.  Holding them to 3 was about as much as we could have hoped for there.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on November 18, 2018, 09:20:47 pm
MACK IS A STUD!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:21:13 pm
Tru's TO cost em 3 pts. Cannot do that anymore this game. Finish this!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 09:22:56 pm
Great defense....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:29:37 pm
Not liking these play calls right now....move the ball north south guys, not sidelines
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:30:23 pm
Well ****!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:30:24 pm
What did I say before the half, guys....cannot have turnovers and that will determine the game. This is not good.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 09:30:51 pm
starting to go south.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on November 18, 2018, 09:31:42 pm
Brutal
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:32:52 pm
SACKED!!!  Held them to a field goal again!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:34:25 pm
Hope the D won't have to decide this. Gotta move the ball and get something here, badly....8pt game
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 09:35:10 pm
Come on offense
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 09:35:20 pm
wow can that defense play. offense has lost focus because minny changed something. i'm not smart enough to know what, but the Bears should.
they do this for a living.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 09:38:30 pm
Some of you need to remember that the Vikings have a damn good defense as well...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:38:59 pm
Not liking these calls....c'mon Bears....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:39:19 pm
78 missed his block there.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:39:34 pm
First down!  We needed that!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:39:38 pm
Huge first down...huge
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:41:17 pm
That should of been another 15!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:42:03 pm
This is not good....not liking this one bit. Trubisky needs to calm the hell down and control that ball!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:42:52 pm
Helmet to helmet on that hit on Miller.  That should of been 15 in the old rules.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 09:43:02 pm
i guess its ok to smash someone with your helmet if they are wearing a bears uni.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:43:14 pm
D needs to take control. The O has seriously sputtered to a halt. C'mon Hicks and Mack!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:45:19 pm
TD BEARS!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 09:45:27 pm
EDDIE!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:45:33 pm
THAT'S WHAT I"M TALKING ABOUT!!! WOOHOOO!OOOOO!OOOO!OO
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:45:41 pm
**** YEAH!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 09:46:30 pm
well that helped
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 09:46:48 pm
Bears!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:47:10 pm
22-6 Bears!!!

Shaheen!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 09:47:21 pm
SHAHEEN!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on November 18, 2018, 09:47:35 pm
GO BEARS!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:47:40 pm
Hicks out wide?  Are you kidding me?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:47:53 pm
Welcome back from IR son!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 09:47:57 pm
And Hicks lined up in trips right...lol!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 09:48:10 pm
they did it again!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:48:21 pm
This game is OVER!!! With this D, this is OVER!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:48:27 pm
That should seal it!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 09:48:48 pm
What a blast!  Our guys celebrating
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on November 18, 2018, 09:48:54 pm
Jackson certainly has a knack for getting to the ball.  And he can run after he gets it.
Title: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 09:48:59 pm
What’s the logic in going for 2 there?

LOL, Nagy’s just toying with them...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:50:19 pm
Been so long since I've enjoyed the Bears like I am now, but dang....
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! Loving it!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:52:24 pm
16 point game they need two TD's and two 2 pt conversions to tie.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 09:55:46 pm
What a absolutely pathetic call!!! Ridiculous
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:56:09 pm
BS call!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 09:57:41 pm
Yeah, but if you don’t convert, they don’t have to go for 2 at all.

Kick the XP and they need to go for 2 at least once...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 09:58:22 pm
Oh come on!  These refs are trying to keep them in the game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 09:58:52 pm
WTF?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 10:00:00 pm
Refs kept them in it that entire drive. Two totally bogus calls...what BS..... >:(
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 10:00:11 pm
The refs are keeping them in the game.  Let's hope the Bears don't let them touch the ball again.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 10:01:23 pm
I am guessing Nagy saw something in the Vikings goal line defemse and felt real good about a few plays against it so went for it.  Not second guessing because at this point we got them and need them.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 10:01:33 pm
Who thinks we’ll see 3 runs here and put it in the hands of the defense?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 10:04:04 pm
Why the H are you throwing there?!?? Fing STUPID!!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 10:04:36 pm
Challenge that was a catch.

Nevermind.  First down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 10:05:03 pm
That kinda looked like Miller caught that...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 10:05:16 pm
Damn well better be a flag on that!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 10:05:19 pm
Please run~ here's a flag! Hope he's alright....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 10:05:33 pm
That’ll be 15!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 10:06:35 pm
Heh, I think we’ll be seeing that Trubisky look on a meme this week!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 10:08:18 pm
Just run it again kick the field goal and hope Parkey doesn't F it up!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 10:08:21 pm
Convert this and call it a night!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 10:10:45 pm
Kick?? Man...tough call. Parkey ain't that great...what was said this week? He'll be key in key games....here it is. Can he do it???
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 10:11:51 pm
Solid!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 10:12:12 pm
GAME....OVER!!!! BEARS!!!! FIRST PLACE!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 10:12:16 pm
25-14 Bears!

Parkey, Good job!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 10:13:11 pm
Bears!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 10:14:15 pm
Huge call for Nagy...confident in his guy
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 10:14:46 pm
What did they say? If Bears win this game, they have a 84% chance of winning the Division.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 10:16:14 pm
vikes team bus is warming up.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 10:16:17 pm
Anyone still complaining about Leonard Floyd?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 10:17:35 pm
Hicks is a bad man!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 10:19:40 pm
Floyd had a good game. Glad to see him stepping up. We need him...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 10:20:32 pm
Can’t believe they didn’t throw a flag there!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 10:21:47 pm
BEAR DOWN!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 10:23:30 pm
Hicks!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 10:24:04 pm
Onside....let's seal this thing!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 10:24:52 pm
Attaboy Benny!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 18, 2018, 10:25:29 pm
Yes sir!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 10:25:47 pm
7-3 and headed to Detoilet Thurs and the Queens play the Pakers....think the Bears open up a larger lead next week!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 18, 2018, 10:26:20 pm
ding!  thursday, ummm....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 18, 2018, 10:29:50 pm
Nice win!

I am worried about Thursday.  Short week after a brutal game.  Detroit is always better at home on Thanksgiving.

Feels like a trap game.  Let's hope it is a easy one.  I could take one after this game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 18, 2018, 10:32:53 pm
Let's summarize what the Bears just did....they beat last years Division Champs....they shut down the league leading reciever tandem and they beat the 5th ranked defense in the league that was just a few plays from the Big Dance last season. Quite a accomplishment!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 18, 2018, 10:33:54 pm
This thing is completely turned around...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on November 19, 2018, 04:57:03 am
It concerns me how pretty much every game they get a little lead and the other team makes adjustments and comes roaring back. We have got to out teams away!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on November 19, 2018, 05:48:51 am
News flash.  This team is not going to win the Superbowl this year.  They have a lot to learn still but damn its a fun season!  Put on those shades because the future is BRIGHT!

Someone needs to let Cousin's know that the Vikings are not why this game was flexed.  It was flexed so the nation could see the future monsters of the midway.  That is why two Bears games were flexed and not two vikings games.  Dumb ass.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on November 19, 2018, 05:58:11 am
Our team is young with a young QB.  That is the reason we cannot put teams away and they come back.  Additionally that's the NFL.  Too much talent on most teams to hold them back for 4 quarters.

I was wondering where A. Hicks has been, he showed up in a huge way last night!  Really everyone on D played great.

Since I had not watched a game in a few weeks, was interested to see Mitch play.  He does look as if he is getting better, obviously he still has some work to do.  Seems like he throws 4 or 5 WTF passes a game.  Also I wish he would slide a little sooner.  Just have a feeling he is going to get hurt with all that running around.

We gotta add some straight up running between tackles blocking schemes to help get Howard going.  When you have a 14 point lead on division rival in the 4th quarter, you have to be able to run the ball for first downs, if you do not want to put pressure on your QB.

Love the energy A. Miller brings.  Give him another year and watch out. 

Shaheen looked as if he grimaced on that 2 point conversion catch when he got up.  Now they are saying he has concussion.  I think his ankle is not right.  Will be interesting to follow.

Put me down for Detroit as a trap game.  I gotta a feeling we are going to catch a L.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on November 19, 2018, 06:08:37 am
Not so much a trap game because I don't believe for a second that they are overlooking Detroit.  More like a fatigue game, likely to run out of gas mentally and physically after the high last night.  But damn it would be nice to sweep those bastards.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 19, 2018, 06:16:25 am
Detroit beat the Panthers yesterday at home, so they got that going for them....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on November 19, 2018, 06:46:27 am
With the quick turnaround and to save the team from further wear and tear, if the Bears were down 1 with a few ticks remaining, I might actually be ok with Nagy going for 2...maybe.  Third time could be the charm after the Rivera and Vrabel failures

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/HarshUnfitEthiopianwolf-size_restricted.gif)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on November 19, 2018, 07:01:03 am
This team feels different than the previous incarnations we've experience in quite a while.....

Funny too see the on field interview of Mack when Tafoya mentions Hicks name and Mack breaks into a beaming smile for a minute then realizes that and brings his emotions back in control for the rest of the interview. These guys like playing for one another......

The team chemistry is real....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on November 19, 2018, 07:51:41 am
 Would it make sense to spend the week studing film and game planning foregoing practice in order to stay fresh and eliminate the chance of injury?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 19, 2018, 08:07:39 am
Panthers went for a win with a 2-pt conversion at the end of Lions game - instead of a tie

Cam Newton had a guy wide open and overthrew him
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 19, 2018, 08:27:31 am
All those years....all those crappy coaching staffs, innovators on the opposing sidelines.  Sleeping Bears behind two scores before they make a first down.  Out of games early, franchise lows on defenses, grey, hopeless playing out the string.  The franchise making head scratching major decisions that drive it deeper into the basement.

Then somehow Ryan Pace shook all that muck off, hired Nagy, convinced Fangio to return (brilliant, impossible to underestimate) completely revamped the receiving corps, and somehow convinced the guy who analyzed MNF for years to give up Mack for two birds in the bush.

This team...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 19, 2018, 08:29:30 am
I was talking to a Lions fan yesterday and she said they are playing for draft position.  Remember that ALL too well.  Now we are playing for playoffs.  Who knows what could happen once you get in.....although watching some of the Saints they look almost unstopable.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 19, 2018, 09:51:49 am
Mitch will only get better....he has so much talent. This Detroit game scares me - it's hard to get ready 3 days - we should have had the BYE week before this game. Guys are going to get hurt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 19, 2018, 09:59:42 am
You can't tell me everybody on the Bears won't be gassed going into the fourth quarter of that game or before the fourth quarter. The Bears are better than the Lions but not that much better they can play lights out in the last half of their third, third! game in what, eleven days?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 19, 2018, 10:26:53 am

Trubisky did not have one of his best games, but that Minnesota defense is loaded with talent on defense.   Kudos to our unsung heroes of the game....Leno and Massey.  How many times did you hear the names of Everson Griffin or Danielle Hunter?  Two of the top 4-3 DEs in the league.

A good defense, like the Vikings, will limit the big plays by Trubisky and the Bears, making them work their way down the field.  Bears had another good chance for 7 when they  had first and 10 on the 10, but the Braunecker tackle put them back 10.

As for the defense at the end, Fangio went into a prevent giving the Vikings the short gains to eat the clock but preventing the big play.

Recall the Packer game when the Bears weren't able to accomplish that with Rodgers hitting those long gainers for TDs in a very short amount of time.

Too tense at the end but the object is to win not get style points.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 19, 2018, 10:53:29 am
Yep Minnesota's D is top notch. Many play makers.....it will be hard to win that game up in Minny + those week 17 games sometimes mean nothing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 19, 2018, 10:56:03 am
wlmjohn....I don't know - with that D we can do anything. I remember Wildcard Giants and Packers winning the Super Bowl. You just need to be hot. On any given Sunday....................

The Eagles were hot last year. They won the Super Bowl with Foles as QB.

You can't turn the ball over. We turned it over way too many times last night.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 19, 2018, 11:17:29 am
News flash.  This team is not going to win the Superbowl this year.  They have a lot to learn still but damn its a fun season!  Put on those shades because the future is BRIGHT!

Someone needs to let Cousin's know that the Vikings are not why this game was flexed.  It was flexed so the nation could see the future monsters of the midway.  That is why two Bears games were flexed and not two vikings games.  Dumb ass.

Tell Hicks, Mack, Mitch, Cohen, Howard, Miller, Jackson that their not going to win the Superbowl this year.. Bet they'd have a different answer. I know what your saying and why you're saying it.. But... Part of the fun of winning is thinking maybe, just maybe.. And part of the fun is play Monday morning QB..

As far as cousins. Fukk them.. The NFL needs the Bears to be successful in order for the NFL to be healthy and successful. Other teams may not like it, too bad..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 19, 2018, 11:49:17 am

Did not hear what Cousins said about flexxing the game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 19, 2018, 11:54:51 am
https://www.12up.com/posts/6226132-kirk-cousins-oddly-uses-nbc-flex-game-as-opportunity-to-troll-bears
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 19, 2018, 12:00:53 pm

Well, he wasn't able to put-up...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 19, 2018, 12:02:43 pm
One thing we must remember....The Vikings had a bye week. They had 2 weeks to prepare for us....they were well rested - bumps and bruises healed.

I am glad the Lions had to play the last 2 weeks. They will be in the same position as us. We need to rotate a lot of defensive lineman in and out...Nichols should play a lot, Robertson-Harris, Bullard...etc.

Where was Arron Lynch? Was he inactive?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on November 19, 2018, 12:06:15 pm
Both Lynch and Shaheen are under concussion protocol
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 19, 2018, 12:54:53 pm

It sure seemed like Hicks, Mack and Floyd played just about every snap on defense.  Saw the other 4 guys rotating in and out:  Goldman, Robertson-Harris, Nichols and Bullard.  Saw Irving get a few snaps, but Lynch must have sustained the concussion early on.  Didn't recall seeing much of him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 19, 2018, 02:32:45 pm
That's too bad.

And no Kevin White again. Must be Nagy's dog house.

I love the fact we won despite Trubisky not playing his best game. I know Trubisky learned from this.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 19, 2018, 07:14:48 pm
How about Trubisky's scrambling? There was one time in the first half.. holy ****.. Yep, agree,, he's going to get killed out there.. Although, he seems to be sliding at the right time..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 19, 2018, 07:47:15 pm
They should beat Detoilet Thursday. Lets hope they dont crap the bed.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 19, 2018, 09:39:37 pm
I'm not scared of Detoilet. I think this Bears team can go up there and beat them WORSE than they did at home. I bet they win....right now, Bears are on a confidence high, and that is so key to winning. This team can make some very serious noise in the playoffs this season. They will go only as far as Mitch will take them.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 19, 2018, 11:11:50 pm
Tru had a better game vs the Vikings than Brees did...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 20, 2018, 01:16:08 am
Mitchell hurt his throwing shoulder.  Not sure how bad but he is on the injury report as would not have practiced today if they had a practice.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 20, 2018, 05:04:51 am
Here we go
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on November 20, 2018, 05:18:41 am
Mitch will be fine and if not, Chase can step in for a game or two and be ok.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 20, 2018, 07:54:11 am
I just want to win the dam game. It it's 13 to 10 is FINE. 3 days rest is BS and not good for football. I like the Thanksgiving games, but give those teams byes before Thanksgiving so no one gets hurt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 20, 2018, 09:01:00 am

You do know that they have Thursday night games  every week in the NFL.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 20, 2018, 09:18:33 am
Yes, true.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 20, 2018, 01:08:11 pm
NFLN replay is on 12:30 AM if interested
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 20, 2018, 01:34:38 pm
https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/11/20/bears-optimistic-mitchell-trubisky-can-play-thursday/
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 21, 2018, 09:12:44 am
Could be a ploy to keep Detroit guessing..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 21, 2018, 09:46:59 am
Excellent point
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 21, 2018, 10:13:56 am
They are still talking that Chase Daniels might have to start tomorrow. Daniels apparently was under Nagy for 3 years in KC. I do think Mitch will start - but I believe Daniels can do a good job if he has to.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 21, 2018, 10:26:14 am
This is very entertaining.  Akiem Hick mic’ed up...check out the maniacal laughter when he’s making TFL’s

https://www.chicagobears.com/video/mic-d-up-akiem-hicks-x8958

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 21, 2018, 01:54:05 pm
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....looks like Daniels.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 21, 2018, 02:29:18 pm

Not at all worried - Daniels can do the job.

Promote Bray and send Mizzell down...or anywhere.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 21, 2018, 03:07:13 pm
Lynch and Shaheen still out with concussions.  I heard someone say that Mack gets extra amped up for prime time games.  Would love to see him destroy Stafford.  Plus they have 2 starters out on O, the RB and someone else......
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 21, 2018, 03:08:52 pm
Found it:

The Bears might be without their quarterback tomorrow. The Lions may be without the guys their quarterback wants to get the ball to.

The Lions have ruled running back Kerryon Johnson and wide receiver Marvin Jones as out for tomorrow’s game against the Bears.

Jones was dealing with a knee injury, and Johnson left last week’s game with the Panthers with one of his own.

The Lions at least have Kenny Golladay to throw to, but the rushing options behind Johnson haven’t been very good this year.

Everyone else on the Lions injury report is questionable, including defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, cornerback Darius Slay, and defensive tackles Damon Harrison and A'Shawn Robinson.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 21, 2018, 04:06:54 pm
Slay was out for previous Bears game - Lion fans attributed that to so many wide open catches for Bears receivers...

Jones and Carrion Johnson are top producers for Lions - could be a dismal offense - TOMORROW!!

GO BEARS!!

Chase Daniels can be the next hero in the Windy City!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 21, 2018, 04:48:07 pm
Not Marcus Cooper.......


Getty Images
With Mitchell Trubisky doubtful to play, the Bears have promoted Tyler Bray from their practice squad.

Chase Daniel likely starts against the Lions, leaving Bray as the backup.

Since entering the league in 2013, Bray has appeared in one game. He threw an incompletion in his only career attempt, which came last season with the Chiefs.

The Bears released defensive back Marcus Cooper in a corresponding roster move.

The team also announced tight end Adam Shaheen and linebacker Aaron Lynch would not travel to Detroit. The Bears already had ruled them out with concussions.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 21, 2018, 04:57:10 pm
Go Bears
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 21, 2018, 05:16:05 pm
I hope our defense carries us tomorrow.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 21, 2018, 06:17:30 pm

Darius Slay is probably their best player on defense.  If he's out Daniels will have it easier.  Kerryon  Johnson is a good running back which is not good if he's out cuz it makes Detroit one dimensional.

Bears do better when teams think they can run.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on November 22, 2018, 05:53:57 am
I cannot shake the feeling that the Daniels start was planned from day one.  Just seems the coaching staff knew 3 games in 12 days, all divisional games, this last one on a national stage.   No time to game plan from last game to this game, with Daniels more extensive knowledge of Nagy's offense, that they may have put new wrinkles in the game plan to throw off the Lions.  Sounds a bit conspiracy theory but damn brilliant move by the coaches if it turns out right.  Or maybe Tru just hurt his arm on that awkward slide last game.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on November 22, 2018, 07:02:16 am
Rather see Trubs come in for one series, then go out so he can keep his string of starts alive (much like Farve did that one game earlier in his career to keep his streak alive)....

Mixed feelings about Daniels. If he does well, there will be a "should he stay the starter even when Mitchell gets healthy as long has he has a hot hand ?" meme flowing through the press. And if he is terrible, then the Bears get screwed out of a game the Bears should win. Losing that Goddamn Miami game hurts for sure...

Not feeling too good about this atm...

Still, Go Bears !
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on November 22, 2018, 07:10:36 am
First it is Daniel not Daniels. Second. Even if he has a Geoff and Mahomes Combined line from Monday night no one should be suggesting he be the starter going forward. Anyone in the media that would suggest that needs their press credentials revoked.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 22, 2018, 07:54:12 am
Trubisky didnt hurt his shoulder when he slid to the ground, it was when Harrison Smith piled drived him AFTER he was down.  It was a dirty play, and I hope some day he will get his.  That being said, I am very interested to see what someone who has complete understanding of Nagy's system can do, even if the physical talents are not quite as good as Mitch.  Could be a preview of how much better Mitch will look next year.  Heck look at his improvement so far just this season....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 22, 2018, 09:11:17 am
What folks may not know is that Daniel can run - not as fast as Trubisky but he's mobile.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 22, 2018, 10:08:32 am
He was a star player at Missouri.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 22, 2018, 10:42:02 am
Could be a Kevin White sighting today:

The Bears stopped just short of ruling quarterback Mitchell Trubisky out on Wednesday, but there was little reason to believe he’d make the start against the Lions on Thursday.

On Thursday morning, the Bears eliminated any whiff of doubt. Trubisky is officially inactive, which means Chase Daniel will make his first start since he was with the Chiefs in 2014. Tyler Bray was summoned from the practice squad to serve as the backup.

Fullback Michael Burton, offensive lineman Rashaad Coward, wide receiver Javon Wims, tight end Adam Shaheen, defensive tackle Nick Williams and linebacker Aaron Lynch are also inactive for Chicago.

Running back Kerryon Johnson and wide receiver Marvin Jones were ruled out on Friday, but defensive end Ziggy Ansah, cornerback Darius Slay and defensive tackle Damon Harrison are all playing after being listed as questionable. Linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, cornerback Teez Tabor, defensive end Kerry Hyder, tackle Andrew Donnal and wide receiver Brandon Powell round out the inactive list.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on November 22, 2018, 10:57:12 am
To kill some time, I rewatched the KC preseason game.  Daniel played with the 2s against the Chiefs 1s and did well.  He ran plenty (averaged almost 8 ypc) and made quick decisive throws.  Maybe that Chase KWhite connection will rise again from the ashes.



Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 12:06:00 pm
Chase needs to start moving the chains.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 22, 2018, 12:07:44 pm
Gotta get something moving this series. Chase needs to get a few completions. Not looking good so far
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 22, 2018, 12:12:06 pm
Daniel looks like sh!t. Hope he starts to settle in..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 22, 2018, 12:15:10 pm
fukk
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 22, 2018, 12:15:13 pm
Bears gonna blow this game....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 12:23:46 pm
You gotta be shittin me...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 22, 2018, 12:26:20 pm
7-4 coming up if the D can't get it done today
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 22, 2018, 12:27:44 pm
Bears look like sh!t
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 12:29:22 pm
Playing half assed.

Did they think they were going to get a W just by showing up?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 22, 2018, 12:29:31 pm
The Sunday night flex did them no favors at all this week. And then losing Tru, game over... Very doubtful Daniel will get it done.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 22, 2018, 12:35:16 pm
Not doing squat without Tru....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 12:35:24 pm
Robinson!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 22, 2018, 12:37:32 pm
Detroits looking like the top D today..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 22, 2018, 12:37:42 pm
Run blocking definitely needs improvement
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 12:52:50 pm
TD BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 12:53:56 pm
Why go for two there?  Dumb!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 22, 2018, 01:06:36 pm
I saw Mack dropping back in coverage.....not where he is at his best.  Come on man.  Daniel has done not TOO bad, but come on.  And if Cohen was 2 inches taller....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 22, 2018, 01:08:13 pm
Then there was that cheap shot on Daniel when he was sliding.  At least they called the penalty.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 22, 2018, 01:11:01 pm
WTF does this guy sound like a girl or what?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 22, 2018, 01:14:10 pm
Maybe he's just sensitive - like Michael
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 01:26:23 pm
Burton been **** up a lot.  Why does he jump for every pass?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 01:27:21 pm
Horrible punt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 01:33:41 pm
Nice defensive stand.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 01:35:22 pm
Now let's score a TD and take the fight out of them.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 22, 2018, 01:36:21 pm
This is the time to take over this game
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 01:37:36 pm
Robinson in beast mode.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 01:39:03 pm
Another Burton F up!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 22, 2018, 01:42:25 pm
Daniel holding his right shoulder after the play
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 01:46:45 pm
BOOOOOO!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on November 22, 2018, 01:48:22 pm
Man, can’t seem to do anything right today.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 01:54:27 pm
First down!  Need 7 here.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 22, 2018, 01:56:07 pm
I can't help expecting to see a pick 6 soon
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:00:39 pm
Holding the ball way to long.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:01:04 pm
TD BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:01:26 pm
Nice adjustment on the ball by Cohen.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 22, 2018, 02:03:42 pm
Tough QB

Daniel keeps grabbing his right shoulder and moving his arm around like he's hurting but he's not backing down
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:09:03 pm
The Bears need to stop tackling the ball and start tackling the player.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 22, 2018, 02:11:36 pm
Fatigue setting in
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 22, 2018, 02:14:13 pm
That was one lucky break
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 22, 2018, 02:18:08 pm
Howard is too dang slow
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:18:50 pm
Horrible time for a three and out.

Detroit likely wins it right here.  D is gassed.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 22, 2018, 02:21:37 pm
Two Dbs blitzing from one side so someone would be wide open but Daniel never looked to his right
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:21:53 pm
JACKSON!!!

TD BEARS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:22:05 pm
Man we needed that!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 22, 2018, 02:22:36 pm
EDDIE!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:22:46 pm
That was a FANTASTIC play!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:23:13 pm
Don't care for the hot dogging that could have been a penalty for taunting.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:35:53 pm
FULLER BEARS WIN!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 22, 2018, 02:37:52 pm
Good thing refs missed the illegal contact before the pass
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:39:23 pm
FIRST DOWN!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 22, 2018, 02:40:23 pm
Cohen and James Daniels!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:40:27 pm
BEARS WIN!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:41:46 pm
HUGE to get that win.

Especially with out Trubisky on a short week after a Sunday night game.


Now they got a mini-bye to rest up and continue the stretch run.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 22, 2018, 02:43:00 pm
Hope all you doubters have a happy thanksgiving day...

Bear Down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 22, 2018, 02:43:09 pm
Eddie Jackson is a flat out stud.  Love the Fuller INT, and Daniels pulling Cohen over for the last first down won the game.  Super excited.  Now the only thing I need is to finish smoking my turkey.  ;)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 22, 2018, 02:45:20 pm
Hope all you doubters have a happy thanksgiving day...

Bear Down!

I will and you as well. :D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 22, 2018, 02:48:01 pm
I will and you as well. Got to call the father-in-law and daughter- in-law and give them the businessTWICE THIS  YEAR!!!!  Still just a game,
but fun to watch.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 22, 2018, 02:48:40 pm
Was that Daniels that dragged Cohen?? Thought it was a lineman lol. Great play though. And that wasnt illegal contact because the receiver never looked back and the corner did.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 22, 2018, 02:53:25 pm
Hopefully Mitch hurries back..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on November 22, 2018, 02:54:53 pm
The previous Bears head coach won 3 division games in 3 seasons.  The Bears have just won 3 divisional games in 12 days.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 22, 2018, 02:57:14 pm
Doubters? If Jackson doesn't int that ball we could easily be having a different conversation..

I'd love to see Green Bay win Sunday. That would put some good distance between us and the Vikes..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on November 22, 2018, 02:57:58 pm
Was that Daniels that dragged Cohen?? Thought it was a lineman lol. Great play though. And that wasnt illegal contact because the receiver never looked back and the corner did.

It was O lineman Daniels.  Not the QB Chase Daniel.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on November 22, 2018, 03:03:16 pm
Great win.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 22, 2018, 03:07:30 pm
Oh how wonderful it is to be a Bears fan today. Whoopee!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on November 22, 2018, 03:08:42 pm
Winning a divisional road game with a back up QB on a short break is awesome.  Got to love this team and the direction Pace and Nagy are taking it.

Bear Down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 22, 2018, 03:09:59 pm
Yes, doubters...people getting worked up in the 1st half and saying we were going to lose...they play 60 minutes...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 22, 2018, 03:32:27 pm
Daniels played well enough for us to win. Mitch can make you scratch your head at times but no contest between the two.. If Mitch played today, we would've had at least another TD..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 22, 2018, 03:33:57 pm
Giants up next, that should be a butt whoopin…
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 22, 2018, 03:36:04 pm
To explain my previous post. Being Thanksgiving and all the wonderful food available and filling yourself up more than normal then trying to watch the rest of the game became a problem. My bloated belly shut my eyes quickly.When I awoke, my eyes saw a score of 23-16 but the score was transposed and I thought it was the Lions with 23 and they were driving to increase the lead. Then there was the Fuller pushoff and catch. Good thing that wasnt PI. I was so happy when I got the score figured out correctly that we won the game. It surely was a blessing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 22, 2018, 03:44:14 pm
I think the refs saw that one like I did.

Fuller is 190. Roberts is 265. A little push didn’t do anything to Roberts’ ability to catch that horrible pass.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JeffH on November 22, 2018, 06:31:41 pm
This strikes me as an exceptionally disciplined and well-coached team.  Really impressed.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on November 22, 2018, 07:33:06 pm
5-3 to 8-3 in 12days. Yowza.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 23, 2018, 07:40:18 am
Back up QB, with the shortest rest period in NFL history are you kidding me?  Daniel said he didnt even have time to do any live reps with the WRs, just walk thru reps.  For what it was I think he really did well.  Still want Mitch back, but just in case his shoulder needs another week, I think we are good.  And lets not let the Giants be a trap game.

As far as the Vikes vs the Puke this week, my wife asked me the same thing.  It would be better for the Vikes to lose, but man I just cant root for the Fudge Packers.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 23, 2018, 07:44:44 am
Yep, pulling for the pack isn't easy..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on November 23, 2018, 07:56:09 am
Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving as much as I did.  Bears win, family, and a full stomach.  King in the North, we are!

Thought the refs called a good game, I don't like the ones that cause a flagfest and slow the game down.

Roquan is a stud, that is still 6 weeks behind schedule because of the hold out.  Watch out.

Eddie Jackson is becoming Ed Reed before our eyes.  Time to set the bar higher than Mike Brown.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on November 23, 2018, 08:03:03 am
The best thing to root for Vikes-Pack is for them to play to another tie.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 23, 2018, 08:27:32 am
Wait we got a break from the refs???

Bears left guard James Daniels pulled running back Tarik Cohen past the first-down marker to seal the team’s victory over the Lions on Thursday. It was a great play aside from the fact that it’s supposed to be a penalty.

Officials blew the call, according to the NFL’s former head of officiating, Mike Pereira. The FOX analyst tweeted that “it is unusual to see, but it is a foul for aiding the runner. You can push but you can encircle a teammate nor can you pull him forward. I think I have only seen it called once.”

The Bears faced a third-and-nine from their own 21 with a minute to play. Lions linebacker Christian Jones might have stopped Cohen short of the line to gain if not for Daniels’ help pulling Cohen for a 10-yard gain.

Pereira emphasized that rules prohibit encircling or pulling, which is what Daniels did.

Officials should have penalized the Bears 10 yards from the spot of the foul, giving the Lions another chance to make a third-down stop and get the ball back.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on November 23, 2018, 08:51:52 am
That is what I thought when I saw it.  I remember seeing it called when Covert pulled Payton over the goal line years ago, but when I saw it in the game, I just assumed that that was one of the rules that got changed over the years.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 23, 2018, 09:16:37 am
Yes, wonderful day. Kings of the North made the day special. Lets not get too giddy and put the cart in front of the horse. "It aint over till the fat lady sings". Next up is the Ji Ants. They have a running game now. This wont be a cake walk. We need all our i's dotted and our t's crossed. Hopefully Mitch is healthy. Daniel is no surprise now. No need for the Ji Ants to be scared.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 23, 2018, 12:26:29 pm
If I'm not mistaken it was the fridge that pulled Payton across the goal line. I wouldn't swear to it though..

when I saw the play take place I told my wife, that's a foul, Then I said, well, the ref was standing right there, something must've changed..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 23, 2018, 01:55:01 pm
Great win! Defense looked tired at times(3 games in 10 days) but came on strong when it counted.

Daniel, for a backup, was spectacular. Mitch get 2 full weeks to recover. Daniel can get it done. (Nagy is the man!)

Run game has to get going surprised they did not commit to the run early.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on November 23, 2018, 05:06:54 pm
If I'm not mistaken it was the fridge that pulled Payton across the goal line. I wouldn't swear to it though..

when I saw the play take place I told my wife, that's a foul, Then I said, well, the ref was standing right there, something must've changed..

It may well have been Fridge.  But the time I saw it, it was called by the ref.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 24, 2018, 02:49:14 am

It was definitely the Fridge but I don't remember if it was called a penalty.  Fridge kind of just picked up Walter and carried him into the end zone.

Defense seems to have problems with the big bruising backs and do much better against the scat backs.  And our running game is in serious trouble - you'd like to pick up a few yards on first down with Howard and not have to run Cohen so much.

Chase Daniel did a great job without a running game and opposing Darious Slay - Bears wideouts were not running free like they were in Chicago.

Big win for sure - can't remember last time we swept the Lions.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on November 25, 2018, 02:25:23 pm
If the Giants win that will be 3 wins in a row before the Bears.  Just saying.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 25, 2018, 03:05:48 pm
The guy who should have been our kicker put a stop to that...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 25, 2018, 04:48:51 pm
I see the eagles won, Why do you say he should've been our kicker? Sure I missed something..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 25, 2018, 04:50:15 pm
Can you imagine going into the playoffs with Parkey as our kicker... Man the thought of that doesn't thrill me..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 25, 2018, 09:26:07 pm
Sour grapes, mostly...Jake Elliott is from a town just west of Chicago, and could have been had either in the draft or off Cincy’s practice squad, or after the Bengals released him. I wanted him in the draft that year, personally...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 26, 2018, 09:56:34 am
Maybe no Mitch vs the Ji Ants too:

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/11/25/mitch-trubisky-could-miss-1-more-game-with-shoulder-injury/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on November 26, 2018, 11:20:28 am
The Mitch meter is all speculation.  I believe they practice Tuesday, so nothing will be known about his progress until then.  He may not, and it would be wise to sit him if he is not 100%.  We are a good enough team to play the Giants with what we have.  Looking forward to a healthy Mitch against the Rams.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 26, 2018, 11:22:58 am
The only thing, he'd be a rusty Mitch.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 26, 2018, 04:21:50 pm

What do you do with a rusty but healthy Mitch?  Play him (hopefully against the 23rd ranked defense in the NFL).

With Daniel you still might beat the Giants but it will be a closer game. 

Biggest difference between the two is mobility in and out of the pocket.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 26, 2018, 04:53:28 pm
With playing the Rams the following week I would play Mitch this week, if healthy..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 26, 2018, 05:52:25 pm
Giants have played better football since their bye week...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 27, 2018, 05:00:07 am
Giants would have won the game if the Refs did their job
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 27, 2018, 10:47:12 am
Trap game for us. Giants could easily beat us....especially if Daniels plays. There is now tape on Daniels.

Although, the Giants O line in HORRIFIC. Our D line and linebackers should crush them.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 27, 2018, 11:13:08 am

Bears can beat the Giants with Daniels but it will be a struggle somewhat like the Detroit game.

I was expecting the Giants offensively to be better running the ball than passing.  But their passing is surprisingly ranked 12th and their running is ranked near the bottom at 29th.  Really odd since Manning has been sacked a whopping 38 times and Barkley is getting almost 5 yards a rush.

Their defense is ranked lower than their offense (23rd vs 20th).  Their 26th vs the run which will skew their passing numbers since teams will just run the ball more especially if they're ahead.  Another stat - only 14 sacks for the year.

Obviously we all want Trubisky back in the lineup but I'm also hoping Aaron Lynch and Shaheen have recovered from their concussions.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 27, 2018, 01:35:50 pm
Shittty coaching....Barkley ran 13 times for 78 yards last week - they run him more and they win.

We do get a couple extra days to recover.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on November 28, 2018, 08:02:06 am
Want a great Mack wallpaper? Your wish is granted! Enjoy!  :)

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Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 28, 2018, 12:51:50 pm
Wow, Bears find a speedster. Wonder why he wasnt locked up:

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/11/27/bears-add-former-lsu-track-star-to-practice-squad/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 29, 2018, 08:03:19 am
Very interesting read:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-giants-aaron-lynch-20181128-story.html

Sounds like the Bears are focused. Likely Daniel starts.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 29, 2018, 09:26:24 am

Bears are lucky to have Daniel but lets not get carried away.  Our offense is only average and that's with Trubisky.  The last 2 games were decided with defensive scores.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 29, 2018, 10:38:06 am
Defense wins Championships
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on November 29, 2018, 10:57:07 am
Tell me this guy wasn't born to be a Bear...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-rookie-emergence-anthony-miller-20181127-story.html
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 29, 2018, 11:28:38 am
Defense wins Championships

Not in today's NFL...or college.   The game has changed.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on November 30, 2018, 05:53:39 am
Quote
Not in today's NFL...or college.   The game has changed.

Someone needs to let New Orleans know this after last night.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 30, 2018, 07:09:48 am
Defense wins. Saints just got closer to the Bears.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on November 30, 2018, 07:23:42 am
Wow - Eagles fans are quiet today
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 30, 2018, 08:08:49 am
IMHO the refs let the players play last night and the helmet crashing rule was ignored. Cowgirls got away with several last night.  Homerism ruled last night. JJ was obviously happy about that.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 30, 2018, 11:17:08 am

I'm concerned about this game this weekend.  The experts only have Bears as a 4 point favorite and a measly 54% chance of winning.

Also, concerned about Akiem Hicks.  Bears got to be smart about playing him if there is a chance for that Achilles tearing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 30, 2018, 11:20:12 am

Last night's game was from last century.  You can look throughout this season and you won't find many games similar to 13-10.  Nowadays if you hold a team to 20 points you've done well.

Cowboys pass rush, particularly from the middle guys was the difference.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on November 30, 2018, 11:27:13 am
Dallas you have every right to be worried and you arent the only one. And it isnt just Hicks to be worried about either. A lot is riding on Daniel.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 30, 2018, 11:53:30 am
If an Achiles is tearing there is nothing you can do about it. Surgery.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on November 30, 2018, 11:55:48 am
Hicks has 39 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles. Great year so far for an interior lineman.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 30, 2018, 12:42:11 pm

Could be tendonitis which might require a period of rest to recover without surgery.

I still don't trust Bears' docs and management about injuries in what they share with the public (and opponents). 

They said after Minnesota that Trubisky would play against Detroit if it was not on a Thursday. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on November 30, 2018, 01:18:10 pm
hopefully they're playing it safe and thinking playoffs..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on November 30, 2018, 01:45:47 pm
Could be tendonitis which might require a period of rest to recover without surgery.

I still don't trust Bears' docs and management about injuries in what they share with the public (and opponents). 

They said after Minnesota that Trubisky would play against Detroit if it was not on a Thursday. 

There are all  sorts of privacy laws that prevent giving out someone's medical information.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on November 30, 2018, 03:20:58 pm

If that was the case then the NFL injury report would be illegal.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on November 30, 2018, 05:22:50 pm
That is a curious question.

Employers generally would never be able to disclose a physical condition such as the Cowboys center Travis Frederick's condition.

Yet it's discussed freely when I see Cowboy's games.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JeffH on November 30, 2018, 06:07:41 pm
https://blogs.umass.edu/ppeterson/2016/12/04/why-isnt-nfls-injury-reports-a-hipaa-violation/
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 12:06:07 pm
Well, ****...nice throw, Chase...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 12:07:17 pm
Anyone but Mizzell, please...Jesus...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 02, 2018, 12:07:39 pm
Well ****
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 12:09:49 pm
Bears look like dogshit!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 12:12:22 pm
At least it can’t get worse...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 02, 2018, 12:21:36 pm
Daniel is too slow getting the ball release giving the db's a chance.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 12:33:29 pm
Now that 3rd down run by Howard looked like Bears football!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 12:34:11 pm
TD BEARS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 12:34:18 pm
Shaheen!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 02, 2018, 12:44:27 pm
Look at these Bears, surviving an early catastrophe...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 02, 2018, 12:49:17 pm
This isn't training camp or practice Chase
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 12:50:26 pm
Frustrating game.  Trubisky get healthy soon.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 01:06:45 pm
That 3rd down play was awful...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 01:08:30 pm
Wow! What a catch by ARob!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 01:08:41 pm
What a catch!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 01:09:48 pm
Howard running hard!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 01:10:44 pm
HICKS TD!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 01:10:56 pm
Akiem Hicks! TD!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 01:11:03 pm
LOL!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 02, 2018, 01:12:04 pm
LMAO!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 01:12:13 pm
On 4th and goal! Awesome!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 02, 2018, 01:14:34 pm
Nagy is creative and razor sharp, and that’s a big advantage...but he is also having fun, and it’s transferring
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 01:25:46 pm
Floyd!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 01:26:05 pm
Hicks!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 02, 2018, 01:31:39 pm
Ok Nagy cost us 3 pts by calling for that timeout.  Stupid shiit.  And Chase Daniel apparently cant play in the rain, cause he looks terrible.  I dont really have a very good feeling about the second half, unless it stops raining.  They are going to let the Gints hang around and be in this game and lose the trap game.  Come on man.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 02, 2018, 01:33:20 pm
this piece of sh*t team should be shut out right now if it wasn't for a dumbass QB "pass" and a dumbass head coach.  Get your head out of your ass Matt and take this fuckking game going away.  Quit gift wrapping points to this garbage.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 01:34:24 pm
Bears called the wrong damn defense on 3rd and long, and the Giants turn a Barkley run and a quick sideline pass into a 57 yard FG. I hate gifts.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 02, 2018, 01:34:38 pm
Manning seems to be under good pressure by our D, so I dont think he is going to beat us, I just hope we dont beat ourselves.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 02, 2018, 01:35:33 pm
I was thinking the same thing, get Barkley down in bounds, end of half. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 02, 2018, 01:36:21 pm
Hicks taking Jordan Howards job? I'm OK with that...shades of the Fridge. Bet Hicks wont forget that moment for the rest of his life. Daddy cool!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 02, 2018, 01:46:03 pm
And here I thought Hicks was ready for IR.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 01:48:15 pm
Total defensive breakdown on that play...how do you let that man get that isolated?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 02, 2018, 01:52:41 pm
Daniel stinks.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:03:43 pm
We're about to get our asses handed to us by a 3 and 8 team.. Let that sink in.. This game should bring everyone back to earth
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:05:10 pm
so much for our vaunted D.. Too much praise..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 02:06:40 pm
How do you leave Beckham alone there? WTF?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 02:07:06 pm
Sometimes good teams need a wake up call.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 02:14:45 pm
Zero targets today for both Burton and Miller...hurry back, Mitch!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 02, 2018, 02:15:05 pm
Someone should be open with all this blitzing
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 02:15:52 pm
Son of a ****, put **** Bray in...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:16:00 pm
Hows everyone feeling about the Rams game? Better hope the Vikings lose today. Otherwise things are going to get very interesting...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:17:31 pm
Daniels is terrible!!! Everyone needs to remember this decision to play Daniels today instead of Mitch when the division is on the line..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 02, 2018, 02:20:59 pm
We need some turnovers....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:21:30 pm
Another thing, Giants get a 57 yard field goal... Us? we sweat out extra point
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 02, 2018, 02:27:32 pm
Right...you just knew he would make it from 57....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:30:08 pm
God this is frustrating to watch
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 02, 2018, 02:32:54 pm
I had zero confidence in that kick...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 02, 2018, 02:34:37 pm
Twice Daniel has underthrown Cohen on what would have been easy td's.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:36:49 pm
Our fukking D is really letting us down..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:43:03 pm
game over!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 02:47:20 pm
Geez.  Nothing going right this game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:48:00 pm
who looks like the playoff team today. These are the games you take care of business. Bears didn't do that..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 02:50:23 pm
LOL!  And that will seal it.  Dumb ass!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 02, 2018, 02:51:09 pm
Bears crap the bed. game ver
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:51:34 pm
now we get a Rusty Mitch against the RAms
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:52:23 pm
everyone better become New England fans for the day
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 02:52:38 pm
That just saves us 2 minutes of heartburn...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 02, 2018, 02:55:06 pm
I blame this one on Nagy.  The Giants were playing according to the script until the timeout before the half.  The decision to rest Trubisky...overconfidence in Chase Daniel, etc....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 02:55:56 pm
I blame this one on Nagy.  The Giants were playing according to the script until the timeout before the half.  The decision to rest Trubisky...overconfidence in Chase Daniel, etc....
Agree
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on December 02, 2018, 02:57:22 pm
Just not our day.  This was the NYG Super Bowl.  Hopefully The Biscuit comes back strong next week.  Reminds me of the Dolphins game.  Both on the road, both in bad weather.  Screw-ups all over the place. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 02, 2018, 02:58:39 pm
The Big Mo is hard to beat when you give it away to the home team on an inexplicable time out.

Of course according to the roller coaster script, this means the Bears will tear Rams apart next Sunday night.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on December 02, 2018, 02:59:24 pm
I could see this coming from a mile away.  I think we play much better against the Rams, but lose that game as well.  I fully expect us to win every game there after.  We still are going to win the division, as long as we do not have key injuries.

C. Daniels is exactly what he is a backup QB.  We really need to try and develop a young QB that could come in a win games if needed.  Chase is asked not to lose, that only works when you have a great running game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 02, 2018, 03:08:04 pm
Then Miller drops a TD pass.Nothing going right
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 03:10:24 pm
OMG, throw it away!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 03:11:20 pm
Dammit, free play and you throw it into a lineman? Really?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 03:14:33 pm
LOL, how does that same Cohen play keep working?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 03:15:36 pm
****, Gabriel’s gotta catch that!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 03:16:28 pm
LOL, where’s Hicks?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 03:17:20 pm
TD BEARS!

Watch Parkey miss the xp.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 03:17:31 pm
Miller Time!

YES!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 03:18:06 pm
OT!!!

Oh and Packers lost to the Cardinals.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 03:18:50 pm
Holy fukkin sh!t!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 02, 2018, 03:19:15 pm
Wow...they don’t quit
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 02, 2018, 03:20:05 pm
Out of the jaws of defeat we miraculously get a tie
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 03:20:18 pm
I've got the stomach flu,,,, hangin off the edge of the toilet trying to see the TV... Wow!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 02, 2018, 03:20:58 pm
How long has it been since the Bears recovered an onside kick?  2001?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on December 02, 2018, 03:21:11 pm
Wow, just speechless...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 02, 2018, 03:23:50 pm
Bears playing stupid football 101
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 02, 2018, 03:25:58 pm
Daniel is the cause of this if they lose. He couldn't keep the O driving and his stupid turnovers and now the D is gassed....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 02, 2018, 03:33:08 pm
Good thing Daniel ain't the QB. Bears would be lucky to be 8-8 with the guy....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 03:34:36 pm
Had to take Cohen out of the game on 4th and long to keep Daniel from throwing him a 3 yard pass on 4th and long...pitiful!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 02, 2018, 03:35:33 pm
Daniel, WTH?!?? Watch the snap, bozo!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 03:35:39 pm
Awful...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 02, 2018, 03:36:32 pm
Please tell me Tru is back next week.....we need his mobility and his arm!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 03:37:21 pm
Cohen in pass protection...good call!

Shitty performance.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 02, 2018, 03:37:29 pm
Popgun arm....late on the pasd again to lose
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 02, 2018, 03:37:50 pm
Huge underdog just beat the Bears.....get Daniel the hell outta there! Trubisky has to play for this team to make any noise this season.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 02, 2018, 03:39:06 pm
Well they got what they deserved. You play like manure thats what you get
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 02, 2018, 03:41:25 pm
I counted at least 10 penalties against the Giants that were NOT called.  More like a fudge Packers game.  We were close, but still.  When the refs decide the outcome, it really drives me insane.  At least we made it to OT.  AND the Fudge Pack lost.  Now if only the Queens can lose, it wont be a total disaster.  But yeah, we lose to the Rams next week, after we shiit the bed on this trap game today.  Still pissses me off.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 02, 2018, 03:42:57 pm
So now we got the Hams coming to town so it don't get no easier. Trubisky will be cold IF he plays so could be a tough start. D absolutely has to step up. Didn't see much from Mack today. Will definitely need him next week!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 02, 2018, 03:43:35 pm
Oh and that play where they whistled Cohen down, um no, he wasnt touched at all.  Just a total cluster.  It would be nice if things went our way next sunday night, but I wont hold my breathe.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 02, 2018, 03:44:35 pm
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To summarize the officiating on that drive: Premature whistle wiping out a Cohen TD, blatant missed delay of game, missed PI in the end zone and a bad block in the back call.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 02, 2018, 03:46:21 pm
The defense has a tendency to give up big plays at the worst possible time....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 04:00:43 pm
I look at the D as the anchor of this team.. Well they played like ****, giving up big  play after big play.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 04:09:40 pm
I'm sure as hell not counting on the division. If we can win next week, maybe..

What's the gimme games? Niners? Out there?

Packers playing in Lambeau south?

Rams?

Vikings?

We're 8 and 4, go .500 the last 4. Makes us 10 and 6... Wow!! We better play a cream puff the 1st playoff game... Oh wait..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 04:13:03 pm
So we have the second highest paid cornerback tandem in the league.. Let that sink in..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on December 02, 2018, 04:18:23 pm
The overreactions are pretty funny.  Going on the road with your backup QB rarely works out.

-Tackling was bad again.  Jackson in particular was awful.
- multiple bad exchanges between Daniel and whitehair hurt
-two inexcusable blown coverages resulting in TD passes
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 02, 2018, 04:21:32 pm
And you left out... The Giants were a 3 and 8 team... playing a top 5 defense (ours)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 02, 2018, 04:32:10 pm
Actually the Giants have been putting it together the last few weeks.  I was warned by Cowboy fans at work that Barkley was a stud.

They can't win every game.  This season has been fantastic!

None of us expected them to be as good as they are.  Be frustrated with the loss but enjoy the season.


To go .500 with your back up QB is about as good as you can expect. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on December 02, 2018, 04:36:03 pm
Giants have the two best offensive playmakers on the field and our backup QB played bad.  Those two things usually guarantee a loss in today's NFL
Lots of things went terribly wrong today and they still had to go to OT to lose.  I don't see how you can watch this game and decide to panic and get overly upset over the bears prospects this year.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 02, 2018, 04:58:56 pm

Saw most of the first half, missed the entire second half, but caught most of OT.

Looking at the stats...Burton no targets?   Anthony Miller 2 targets?  Cohen 14 targets.  5 sacks?

And Howard ended up with the same stats he had in the first half.

Again, didn't see the second half but Trubisky better be ready. 

I thought the Bears had Barkley under control.  Should I even watch the second half?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 05:22:33 pm
Both Barkley and Howard had Barry Sanders type days...a lot of 1 and 2 yard runs with a couple of 20 and 30 yarders thrown in...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2018, 05:23:54 pm
Mizzell was out there way too much. Daniel was focused on Cohen and ARob almost exclusively.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 02, 2018, 05:54:13 pm
well that sux.  If the Vikes lose though, no harm no foul right?  Everything stays the same ?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 02, 2018, 05:57:18 pm
Our safeties and Smith and travathen were terrible tacklers.

We did NOT consistently put pressure on Manning....had time too often. Not sure why Mack drops back in cover - ever.

The Giants D holds every play - blatant - it called a few times.

Sitting Trubisky cost us this game....you can't turn the ball over 3 times with your backup QB.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on December 02, 2018, 06:28:54 pm
Well quite some game, I had to listen to it on radio as here in FL we did not get the broadcast.  I posted with 2 minutes left and thought the game was done.  I went to the gym and they were on television playing in OT.  I feel like they lost 2 games today.  LOL.  I just watched the highlights on youtube.  For anyone that does not know.  They always have the entire game highlights on youtube.  It took me 13 minutes to watch the game. 

Lots of mistakes by a lot of different Bears.  Total team loss, even the coaches did not call a great game.  However I will say coming back to score 10 points not the road with your backup QB with 2 minutes left in game...that's impressive.

Minny and GB lost today.  We still are in control of the NFC North.  Most everyone here said if we make the playoffs its a great year.  Looking like we are going to do that.  I could even see us winning the first game at home.  Our team is young, one of the youngest in the NFL.  We do not play well on the road.  We will need to learn how to win on the road, especially during playoff intensity and atmosphere. 

This year is fun.  Next year is the year we have legit shot at winning it all.  We need a stud RB that fits Nagy's system.  We need another above average OL.  We need to be able to run the ball better.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 02, 2018, 06:31:49 pm
WHY on earth did they call a time out with 17 seconds left in the first half??? that really hurt and gave momentum to th Giants who were down and out before Barley's long run.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 02, 2018, 06:40:46 pm
Fudge Pack just fired Mike McCarthy.  Sweet, today is not a total disaster.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on December 02, 2018, 06:49:21 pm
I am not going to let this game ruin a great season. They put up a tough fight. NY is now 4-1 since their bye week?  They have been playing good ball lately.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 02, 2018, 07:06:42 pm
True, but the Bears need to take care of business or there still is still a possibility they'll miss out on the playoffs and be watching from home...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 02, 2018, 09:19:13 pm
While I am disappointed that we had a chance to gain some ground today, the good thing is we didnt lose any ground as the Queens and Pack both lost.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 03, 2018, 02:31:27 am

That and there weren't any serious injuries, right?  Plus Trubisky is coming back.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 03, 2018, 04:40:54 am
Redemption would be beating the Rams..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 03, 2018, 06:13:33 am
It definitely would as I had counted that as most likely a loss and still think that is most likely a loss. A win against the Rams I would class as a major upset.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on December 03, 2018, 07:14:41 am
Any given Sunday...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 03, 2018, 07:27:28 am
I kept waiting for a Giants’ safety to try to intercept one of those wheel routes they kept allowing to Coen...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 03, 2018, 07:35:47 am
I kept waiting (and I bet I'm not the only one) for a late pick 6 or a strip, scoop, and score by the Bears defense...

Of course you can't depend on stuff like that, but it sure was a major factor the last couple games prior.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 03, 2018, 07:40:39 am
I kept waiting (and I bet I'm not the only one) for a late pick 6 or a strip, scoop, and score by the Bears defense...

Of course you can't depend on stuff like that, but it sure was a major factor the last couple games prior.


Exactly... I just knew it was going to happen.. Just never did..

Manning had too much time.. And Daniel was rushing the whole game..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 03, 2018, 08:01:20 am

I kept waiting (and I bet I'm not the only one) for a late pick 6 or a strip, scoop, and score by the Bears defense...

Of course you can't depend on stuff like that, but it sure was a major factor the last couple games prior.


Yeah, I was waiting....bigtime....but the Ji Ants have a future HOF QB and it didnt happen
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 03, 2018, 09:40:53 am

That's why I was worried about this game.  Bears offense is not a juggernaut by any means.  In fact, the last 2 wins were decided by defensive scores.

The offense did put up 27 but in today's NFL you can't always count on your defense to totally shut down opponents and certainly can't expect them to score points.

Daniel almost pulled it out - made a lot of plays, but not enough to overcome his own errors.

As for the defense 30 is a lot to give up.  But if you take away the 3 in OT, the 7 when they weren't on the field, and another 3 (I believe) after Gabriel fumbles deep in Bears' territory...that's 17 points which in today's NFL is damn good.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 03, 2018, 10:07:46 am
And as I rightfully said last week and I doubt anybody recalls it I said that now there is tape on Daniel. The cat was out of the bag. No surprises. The Ji Ants were ready and waiting for Daniel.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on December 03, 2018, 10:17:15 am
Yep - need all 3 phases to perform well in order to win
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 03, 2018, 10:25:50 am
Daniel is a career backup with virtually no starting experience in his entire career aside from the Detroit game.  Plus he's short, doesn't possess Trubisky's big arm or his escapability athleticism.

You can't expect a 100 rating game out of Daniel 2 weeks in a row - but you do expect a QB to at least catch the damn snap.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 03, 2018, 10:28:09 am
Daniel is a career backup with virtually no starting experience in his entire career aside from the Detroit game.  Plus he's short, doesn't possess Trubisky's big arm or his escapability athleticism.

You can't expect a 100 rating game out of Daniel 2 weeks in a row - but you do expect a QB to at least catch the damn snap.
And to throw the damn ball away rather than taking a sack...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 03, 2018, 10:33:51 am
......and not throw interceptions.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 03, 2018, 10:42:12 am

See Daniel attributes...short, average arm, lack of game experience...the picks come with the territory but fumbling 4 or 5 snaps?

We see the value of Trubisky even more now....sure he has some issues in finding that secondary receiver but often he turns a bad play into a nice gain when he scrambles for yardage or at least enough to escape the sack.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 03, 2018, 10:58:13 am
I keep thinking the rain/drizzle had a lot to do with Daniel performance yesterday.  Not making excuses for him, but he did say in his presser the ball was a little slick. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 03, 2018, 11:07:26 am
His pocket presence and ability to get rid of the ball when necessary was awful. Seemed as if I was yelling most of the game "throw the damn ball away".. Yes, the fumbles snaps were jaw dropping.. Rex Grossman?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on December 03, 2018, 11:10:51 am
Maybe has small hands too - he was having more problems than anyone else with the slippery balls
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 03, 2018, 11:11:20 am
I will say this though. I can remember a time that we would've loved to have Daniel as our starter, let alone backup. Remember Quinn
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 03, 2018, 11:12:11 am
Yes Grossman-like. I hadnt thought of it till mentioned.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 03, 2018, 11:15:12 am
I will say this though. I can remember a time that we would've loved to have Daniel as our starter, let alone backup. Remember Quinn

Too true...we've all been here long enough to have seen much, much worse than what Chase Daniel brings to the table.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 03, 2018, 11:20:34 am
Yeah we've all seen our overabundance of duds instead of studs
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 03, 2018, 11:20:50 am
Wasn't it just last season that Glennon was our starter. Who the hell was in charge of that?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 03, 2018, 11:22:48 am
Not me. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 03, 2018, 11:42:18 am
Wasn't it just last season that Glennon was our starter. Who the hell was in charge of that?

Which is why I was hoping we would draft Trubisky, though he might not have been the best value at 2 he addressed a huge need.  And BTW the 49ers haven't got anything special out of Soloman Thomas.  Smug ba$tard John Lynch.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 03, 2018, 12:11:37 pm
Dave23....that so maddening wasn't it? THROW THE BALL AWAY!!!! But, he is a backup for a reason.

I do believe Trubisky could have started. Nagy was getting too cute there and thought he could get away with it. I heard the Giants D coordinator just need some film on Daniel to know how to beat him.

Once the NFL gets film on you......you better have an answer.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 03, 2018, 12:13:19 pm
Also - you can't turn the ball over 3 times with your backup QB playing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 03, 2018, 12:36:38 pm

Someone tell Fangio....do not rush 3 guys unless you want the opponent's QB to have enough time check his email on his iPhone before attempting a pass.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 03, 2018, 12:41:37 pm
...and eat his lunch too.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 03, 2018, 01:16:01 pm
The Giants D coordinator said they wanted to make Daniel look uncomfortable....and they did.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 03, 2018, 07:26:09 pm
Daniels lack of game experience showed.
Even though he's been in the league 9 years game experience counts.
He was a tick late on nearly all his throws.  You could see open receivers having to wait for the ball and the downfield throws were late and short.
Otherwise the plays were there for the Bears.

The other thing is run blocking, or the lack of it.  Our interior line either gets completely beat with tacklers in the backfield or gets stymied at the line of scrimmage for short gains.  I hate to say this, but I liked the way the last offensive scheme under Loggains moved linemen around to create blocking mismatches which caused Howard to excel.  I don't see much of that creative pulling anymore.  Howard's only success is when he sees an opening away from where the play is designed to go.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 03, 2018, 07:32:42 pm
Not the longest run he had, but the best run Howard had was one over right tackle where Leno had pulled right and led the way for him...looked like Bears football to me...I think I even said that in Today’s Game right after the play.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 03, 2018, 09:42:44 pm
Davebear, exactly. The run blocking has to improve because it's pretty much dismal at this point, as you said, the only time he got space to run was going away from the play. Heistand should have these guys playing at a high level at this point, but they definitely aren't.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on December 04, 2018, 06:48:25 am
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And BTW the 49ers haven't got anything special out of Soloman Thomas.  Smug ba$tard John Lynch.

Not to mention their other first round pick from that year they just cut.  Everyone that was claiming he was ripping the bears off And John Lynch was a much more superior GM and smarter than Pace.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on December 04, 2018, 01:04:59 pm
 I've been just watching the first half of the Bears/Giants game. Daniels sucks Mizzell,or whatever his name is has no business on an NFL field and Nagy's timeout at the end of the first half have me wondering what contrasts him from a one celled ameba?We outplayed the Giants one sidedly. We have the obviously better team so how did we lose? I will admit Nagy makes some gutsy calls,I like that,however,I think he shows a favoritism to players he's coached,in the past, that clouds his better judgement.I am not anti-Nagy,but,he better learn from his false alliances.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 04, 2018, 01:19:05 pm
The timeout succked!!! And the Giants made Daniel uncomfortable in the pocket all day - the Giants Defensive Coordinator said all we need was film on him. Daniel's inability to run or throw the ball away - plus FOUR fumbles that lead to loses killed him as well.

Bottom line - it's next to impossible to win in the NFL with a backup QB.....but here was Nick Foles.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on December 04, 2018, 02:00:52 pm
Let's be honest.  It wasn't the time out that sucked.  It was the Defense giving up 22 yards on 3rd and 23 AND letting him get out of bounds to stop the clock.

New York Giants at 1:14
1-10-NYG 43 (1:14) (Shotgun) E.Manning sacked at NYG 36 for -7 yards (L.Floyd).
2-17-NYG 36 (:52) (No Huddle, Shotgun) E.Manning sacked at NYG 30 for -6 yards (A.Hicks).
Timeout #2 by CHI at 00:17.
3-23-NYG 30 (:17) S.Barkley up the middle pushed ob at CHI 48 for 22 yards (R.Smith).
4-1-CHI 48 (:06) (Shotgun) E.Manning pass short right to R.Ellison pushed ob at CHI 39 for 9 yards (D.Houston-Carson). P4
1-10-CHI 39 (:01) A.Rosas 57 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-Z.DeOssie, Holder-R.Dixon.

If they throw and it's complete they run out of time.  If they try to run and he is tackled in bounds they run out of time.  If they try to throw and it's incomplete they have to punt. He was planning on going all out for the punt block.  I like the thinking and it may have lead to another score for us.  The Defense screwed the pooch on that.  Not the Coach.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 04, 2018, 02:22:24 pm
Exactly!

As soon as I saw the 3 man front on 3rd and 23, I started cussing. WTF? After two straight sacks, we're gonna do that? Really?

The Giants were clearly going to run the ball, not take another sack, and punt it away. And we let them off the f'n hook...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 04, 2018, 02:24:42 pm
The timeout succked!!! And the Giants made Daniel uncomfortable in the pocket all day - the Giants Defensive Coordinator said all we need was film on him. Daniel's inability to run or throw the ball away - plus FOUR fumbles that lead to loses killed him as well.

Daniel is a smart QB but he's just not Trubisky physically - the Giants didn't do anything special other than playing our receivers a bit tighter knowing that Daniel may not be as comfortable or as capable throwing into tighter windows.

Next stop - the Rams.  I'd like to see someone besides Mack, Floyd and Hicks get pressure on the QB.  I've said this before about Nichols, Bullard, Goldman and Robertson-Harris.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 04, 2018, 02:27:50 pm
The worry to me at this point is whether the Bears can run the ball and whether Trubisky can stay healthy. The D plays better with a lead and with fumblehands blowing it right off the bat for a int TD, that put them behind the eight ball. Daniel was responsible for FOUR fumbles. Crazy ridiculous. If Tru can't go vs Rams, Bears will find it hard to win that game. Not impossible, but the D needs to play lights out.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 04, 2018, 02:33:14 pm
The good news is that Mack is always amped up for a prime time game, so Sunday night should be right up his alley to shine.  BUT....can we stop Gurley, that is the question.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 04, 2018, 02:37:27 pm
Thats a very acceptable worry.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 04, 2018, 02:39:36 pm
Let's see what the reports are out of Halas Hall on Trubisky this week - if he's working with the first team offense and making a bunch of throws he should be good to go.  Encouraged that he was throwing the ball last sunday before the game.  If he had serious damage or pain - he wouldn't be doing that.

As for the Rams - maybe it will be really cold and the Rams will feel homesick for their warm California climate.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 04, 2018, 02:53:11 pm
As for the Rams - maybe it will be really cold and the Rams will feel homesick for their warm California climate.

That would be a plus were that to happen
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 04, 2018, 03:31:01 pm
Sunday...high of 32 and sunny. Low of 21 degrees. HEHEHEHE....happens to be a night game. HAHAHHAHA. I think this helps us a lot.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 04, 2018, 04:10:47 pm
Rams are due for a loss and if Trubisky plays, they will lose this one. With Tru, Bears 27 Hams 20. W/Daniel.....well....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on December 04, 2018, 05:25:40 pm
Maybe they will have a little let down after clinching the division last week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 04, 2018, 05:33:04 pm
There's reasons the Rams only have one loss.

Maybe they'll get cold or Donald won't feel like playing, but they have a lot of weapons and are getting Talib back at corner.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on December 04, 2018, 06:08:14 pm
  This is the Bears defining moment.Are we just a contender this year or are we legit.In my mind we win this game against the Rams in our stadium and we are the real deal. If we come close,better luck next year.Period!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 05, 2018, 12:09:06 pm
When the Rams played at Denver a couple months ago, it was 25 degrees at game time.  Goff was mediocre, but Gurley destroyed Denver with 208 yards and 2 TD. 

I thought the Blount BS was an outlier, but the run defense has definitely slipped the last few weeks.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 05, 2018, 12:16:30 pm

Bears are essentially a 4-2-5 defense.   They play a lot of nickel.  So instead of 3 hefty d-lineman in there, we only have 2 paired with 2 undersized DEs and only 2 backers.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 05, 2018, 12:54:09 pm
Can't have Daniel play again - too much tape on him. The Defensive Coordinators know how to make him feel uncomfortable in the pocket - the Giants DC did a great job making Daniel uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 05, 2018, 01:41:14 pm

Yeah, they made the ball slippery.  Even with the 2 picks - you take away those 4 or 5 fumbles and its a different outcome.

Don't give too much credit to the Giants defense - they still gave up 27 points.  Lions defense didn't get any turnovers but still held the Bears' Daniel led offense to 16 points.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 05, 2018, 07:03:37 pm
The replay of the Giants game is just starting on NFLN if anyone wants to relive that garbage...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on December 06, 2018, 06:04:03 am
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garbage

I wouldn't call that game garbage.  Disappointing yes but it was exciting.  It sucked losing but it was fun coming back.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 06, 2018, 11:12:41 am

I saw most of the game that I missed (still haven't seen the 3Q) last night.

Even with the two picks I think Chase Daniel wins the game if not for the fumbled snaps (slippery ball/eyes off the snap/low snap).  I was impressed with the comeback attempt and I really have no issues with Chase Daniel...as a backup QB, that is.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 06, 2018, 12:18:10 pm
I think that's fair to say of Daniel. I still go back to the D.. Gave up too many 10 yard plays..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 06, 2018, 02:25:44 pm
Too many points as well.....although 7 of those were on Daniel.

3 on Nagy for calling times out with 17 seconds left sand gave the momentum back to NYG. 3 more on Nagy for defering the ball to NYG in OT.

AND - Fangio needs to stops rushing 3 guys in crucial times.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 06, 2018, 02:33:23 pm

I thought Bears called tails and it came up heads....regardless Giants made the plays to get their field goal.

Time to put this one to bed - on to the Rams.

Let's discuss their weaknesses and how the Bears can take advantage of them.

OK...well...it sure was wet in New York last sunday...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 06, 2018, 03:34:23 pm
Exactly...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 07, 2018, 05:08:10 am
Looks like Rams favored by 4
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 07, 2018, 07:24:53 am
The giants won the coin toss in OT and took the ball...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 07, 2018, 11:39:06 am
Then our Defense let them march right down the field and kick the FG..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 07, 2018, 11:40:55 am
And we should've been well rested with 10 days rest..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 07, 2018, 01:21:56 pm
Prevent defense prevents you from winning.

My bad on the coin toss.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 07, 2018, 01:57:31 pm

Didn't fare so well after our bye with the trip to Miami either.   

Maybe it's better the Bears don't get one of those top seeds in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 08, 2018, 06:26:43 am
One of the biggest things that worries me is Trubisky being rusty. Other than that, I can see us having a pretty good chance..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 08, 2018, 12:04:22 pm
If he plays, absolutely the rust will be a factor and they really can't have anything in the way in this game. They need to be able to play lights out at a very high level. This game has me worried....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 08, 2018, 12:14:39 pm
also we don't know that his shoulder is 100% or just good enough to play.

If he has any limited range of motion he may not have full accuracy
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 08, 2018, 02:52:04 pm

If anything Trubisky is probably in better shape than he was before the injury.  He may be a bit rusty early on but its like riding a bicycle his muscle memory will kick in.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on December 08, 2018, 03:34:35 pm
Well the one thing I am really interested in is watching how Vic F game plans tomorrow.  He has always in my mind been the best DC to slow down hot offenses the last 8 years or so.  I can remember in S.F. them stopping GB when it seemed no one could.  I also am interested to see the offensive game plan.  How does Nagy perform as H.C.  I think this game will tell us a lot more about our coaches than our players.  I think I know what we have or do not have on the player side.  Definitely the biggest game I can remember since the Lovie days.  Its great to finally be back into relevance as a team.  Wish I could be at the game tomorrow!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 09, 2018, 07:39:58 am
The last time we lost a game we were not supposed to followed by a game we were supposed to (MIA/NE) we went on to win 5 in a row.  If we lose tonight but win the next 5 in a row, that wouldnt be so bad.....just saying.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 09, 2018, 01:42:02 pm
I don't believe the shoulder was that bad - Nagy made a major mistake giving him the second game off. Nagy got too cute on that one.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on December 09, 2018, 03:21:58 pm
I don't agree.  We have no idea how bad the shoulder is, and with a franchise quarterback, it is much better to be super safe than super sorry.  Losing one or two games is much better than losing two or three seasons waiting to replace him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on December 09, 2018, 05:57:32 pm
GO BEARS!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 07:25:03 pm
Biggest game of the season so far. Here we go...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on December 09, 2018, 07:25:59 pm
Let’s go Bearsss!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 07:29:17 pm
And a rusty Trubisky throws a pick.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 07:30:38 pm
And there's the rust.... This is going to be a loss...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on December 09, 2018, 07:32:33 pm
MACK!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 09, 2018, 07:34:03 pm
Down with flu. This just adds to it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 07:34:11 pm
Tru throwing picks because of rust will kill their chances. No more...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 07:46:05 pm
3-3.  Now let's see how the D does when the Rams don't have a short field.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 09, 2018, 07:52:09 pm
Nice play by Floyd.  Hopefully he can beat that OL more tonim
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 09, 2018, 07:55:49 pm
So i guess an OL wrapping his arms around Macks neck isn't holding tonight.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 08:07:17 pm
Stay away from those quick sideline routes! They are sitting on those and they will pick one for a TD if they keep going to it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 08:10:36 pm
YES!!!

First and goal Bears!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 08:11:40 pm
YES!!! Think the weather's getting to Goff lol
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 08:13:15 pm
Really guys?? Stupid penalties!! Need to score here, not go backwards
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 08:14:53 pm
Another one?!??
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on December 09, 2018, 08:16:12 pm
Mitch Cutler.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 08:16:48 pm
Terrible series...FG when they needed aTD
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 08:17:02 pm
6-3 Bears!

Got to knock off the stupid penalties and dumb throws.  Field goals aren't going to cut it against the Rams.  We need TD's.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 08:24:34 pm
Now they get a first down with a fake punt.  Come on guys!

They do that ALL the time. Be prepared for it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 08:25:10 pm
F those stupid trick plays...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 09, 2018, 08:26:12 pm
First down easily
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 08:31:02 pm
Here we go, down the field...😡
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 09, 2018, 08:38:03 pm
How long has it been since one of the Bears opponents missed a 50 plus yard FG?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 08:39:04 pm
No one misses Field goals against the Bears.  Only the Bears miss field goals in Bear games...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on December 09, 2018, 08:42:26 pm
D is playing rock solid so far.

The O has been mediocre mostly because of Mitch.  Also when you get 10 yard run on 1st down, next play should be a run, not a pass....pay attention Nagy.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on December 09, 2018, 08:45:34 pm
Mitch Cutler can't get the ball to a receiver standing five feet from him. Meanwhile, Mahomes might get elected into the HOF before he retires.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 08:47:15 pm
Ever see a ref flop? You have now... That was ridiculous!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on December 09, 2018, 08:48:14 pm
And now the Bears run over a ref and screw themselves again.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 08:52:43 pm
WTF Mitch?  That was an asinine throw!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 08:53:16 pm
Great 2min drill...ugh....run and let the clock run down. Take your time, is not urgent or anything 🙄
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 08:53:30 pm
Now they will kick another long field goal before half and they get the ball the second half.   Stupid.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on December 09, 2018, 08:53:51 pm
WTF Mitch?  That was an asinine throw!

Jeff Horn thinks it was.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 08:54:25 pm
Threw it right to them. Fricking Trubisky
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 08:55:52 pm
Dodged that bullet.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 09, 2018, 08:58:28 pm
The offense is really stalled

We'll see if Nagy has effective adjustments
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 08:58:44 pm
They get the ball but it's gone fairly well so far except for Tru's turnovers. Gotta get Tru more runs to keep the ball moving
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 09, 2018, 09:00:16 pm
Bah.  And as the cherry on top, I’m out of tammiflu.
Best make some “adjustments “ for the next half boys.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 09, 2018, 09:01:19 pm
Mitch better get his head out of his asss and shake off the rust.  Seriously.  The D is keeping us in this game, but for how long?  I dont have high hopes for Nagy/Fangio and their half time adjustments.  And I hate Sunday night games.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 09, 2018, 09:03:43 pm
I dont think Mitch's shoulder is right. Hope I am wrong.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 09, 2018, 09:04:34 pm
Thank God for Mack
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:07:39 pm
Well, they've at least proven then can run with the best for at least a half of football. Rams are going to try to get Gurley going second half. This will be the key. If the D can stop him, Bears can win. We all know what happens if they can't...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 09, 2018, 09:10:29 pm
I hope this ends well, but..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 09:11:24 pm
Goldman with the safety!  YES!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:12:41 pm
WOoT!! Couldn't have started better!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 09, 2018, 09:13:04 pm
Goldman!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:17:19 pm
Know where the first is and run past it!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:18:16 pm
Put this away!! Go Bears!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:19:30 pm
Man, where were these Bears first half?? Get aTD here!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 09, 2018, 09:20:32 pm
Dav23 that is the Ol pulling and schemes i wantd to see more of
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 09:22:00 pm
We see your trick play and trump it!


TD BEARS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:24:10 pm
Love it lol 👍👍👍👍
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:24:52 pm
This is so far from over though. Rams are still a very dangerous team
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 09, 2018, 09:25:01 pm
Win or lose this team is pretty close
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 09, 2018, 09:28:36 pm
Fun to watch. Not a grim death march to the off season
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 09, 2018, 09:28:45 pm
Part of me wishes they could just pound Howard in there, but the tricks are fun and they work so far.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:28:52 pm
If the Bears win this, they will prove to this league they could go all the way. Rams are the best team in the league.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 09, 2018, 09:32:59 pm
Too bad Callahan still not out there
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:34:41 pm
Need this first. Playing for field position here
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:35:45 pm
Too many of those side line routes...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:37:28 pm
His deeper routes are still high. Seen like there getting away from him abit
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 09:38:30 pm
Fuckin' Trubisky.  WTF?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 09:39:23 pm
Fuller saves the day!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:39:37 pm
Yep, those deep throws are getting away from him. Wth
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 09:39:56 pm
Crazy game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 09, 2018, 09:40:39 pm
Fuller, pro bowl!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:41:01 pm
Lol, Fuller saves the day alright.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 09, 2018, 09:42:03 pm
I think Trubisky is nervous.

He needs to realize he has plenty of talent
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:42:58 pm
His deep balls are just not right. Not sure why he has such problems with them. Crazy
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:47:38 pm
How bout another safety lol
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:49:21 pm
One more quarter! Finish strong, Bears!!!👍👍
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:53:59 pm
Don't let Gurley get going
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 09:57:12 pm
C'mon Bears
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 09:59:31 pm
Loving the home field advantage and the crowd noise.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 10:00:41 pm
Love a win more. Need this
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 10:01:51 pm
DOINK!  NO GOOD!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 10:02:47 pm
Mack is looking winded. Need a nice long drive from the offense. Missed FG!!! Yes!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 09, 2018, 10:03:19 pm
DOINK!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 09, 2018, 10:06:32 pm
Still want to trade howard for a fourth?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 10:09:40 pm
Needed to get in FG range there. Not good. Tiring out our D doing this and that's not smart with Gurley on the other side
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 10:10:38 pm
On the other hand, think they're a bit gun-shy with Tru's arm
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 10:16:47 pm
Love this defense!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 10:17:13 pm
I am guessing the Rams don't want to face the Bears in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 09, 2018, 10:18:10 pm
Bears!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 10:20:19 pm
4mins till I can breath lol
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on December 09, 2018, 10:22:31 pm
I keep waiting for them to blow it.... been a fan too long!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 10:24:07 pm
Parkey sucks ass!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 10:24:36 pm
That kick would have sealed it. Dangit...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JeffH on December 09, 2018, 10:24:47 pm
"Where have you gone, Robbie Gould?"
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on December 09, 2018, 10:29:01 pm
Looking pretty good for the Bears right now.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 09, 2018, 10:29:15 pm
What a great feeling!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JeffH on December 09, 2018, 10:32:07 pm
Rams points scored this season:

33
34
35
38
33
23
39
29
35
36
54
30
6
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 09, 2018, 10:32:41 pm
Sure as hell can play defense. Someone a while back said this team could play with anybody including
The rams you were right f
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 10:32:59 pm
Think I can finally breath lol.
GO BEARS!!! Would have loved to be at this game
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 09, 2018, 10:35:32 pm
Great win!  The defense was lights out!

Hopefully Trubisky can get squared away before the next game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on December 09, 2018, 10:38:23 pm
Fun Bears!  Loving this season for sure!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 10:38:52 pm
What Jeff posted is astounding what this D did tonight. The number one D just shut down the best team in the league.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 09, 2018, 10:40:44 pm
Wow, what a great win for the D.  Mitch, not so much.  If we can shut down the Rams, albeit in Soldier Field in the cold, who cant we shut down?  Kind of stoked about the D, and as they get more confidence, they will get better.  I hope Callahan is ok and can come back soon. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 09, 2018, 10:44:26 pm
I have a feeling it is going to be hard to get to sleep tonight.  I am super amped up.  Now the only thing that would be better than this game would be putting the dagger in the heart of the fudge packers next sunday. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 10:48:24 pm
I'm with ya, Boogie lol. Feel the same way. Totally amped
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on December 09, 2018, 10:50:11 pm
The defensive backfield, that so many of us worried about in the off season, has been a strength of this team.   And it is hard to find serious fault with the linebackers.  But the defense will live or die with the pass rush.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 09, 2018, 10:51:25 pm
I am just so thrilled for the win tonight. Its a proud night to be a Bear fan. The Monsters of the Midway came to play tonight. Shut the vaulted Ram offense down in the 2nd half.  The Bears blitzkrieged the Rams to begin the 2nd half and it was lights out.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 09, 2018, 10:54:17 pm
Please Bears......next week we have to finish off the Pack. No more crapping the bed. The season aint over yet.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 09, 2018, 10:56:42 pm
"Where have you gone, Robbie Gould?"

I believe we see him in 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 09, 2018, 11:13:30 pm
Hail to Fangio!

BTW the Pack had 3 starting Ol out today.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 09, 2018, 11:21:14 pm
Next up- smash the friggin Quack. Grind them into dust 👍👍
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 09, 2018, 11:26:03 pm
And the Pack still won today
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 09, 2018, 11:39:25 pm
Few things:

1. agreed - Our defensive backfield is amazing - Goff had a real hard time finding anyone open.

2. I am still mad Nagy did not play Trubisky against the Giants - he was very rusty today. Did you notice Nagy did not trust him to throw the last 2 drives?

3. WHY does Mack have to go back in coverage???

4. When is Parkey packey his bags?

5. O line seemed better this game.

6. I THREE passes were Goff should have been called for intentional grounding.

7. Out D line against the run was top notch.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 09, 2018, 11:45:15 pm
Nice Bear hug there...

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-5c0de68f/turbine/chi-bears09force-ct0087738643-20181209/1550/1550x872)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 09, 2018, 11:57:50 pm
Ram O line was holding all game....nothing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 10, 2018, 12:03:12 am
D highlights (http://sportsmockery.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/1280x720-Watch-Los-Angeles-Rams-vs.-Chicago-Bears-12092018-including-a-live-Drive-Chart-and-real-time-highlights-NFL.com-1.mp4?_=1)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on December 10, 2018, 06:52:12 am
Quote
Field goals aren't going to cut it against the Rams.  We need TD's.

Apparently not.  Just a couple of FGs and a Safety would have done the trick.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on December 10, 2018, 08:35:15 am
Must have been the weather
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 10, 2018, 08:37:36 am
I can't recall Goff trying to throw way down field may be more than once it was a 20 yarder.

Gurly stats: 11 rushes and 28 yards.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 10, 2018, 08:53:20 am
So it is showing true that the D especially likes to play on the big stage, big game.  Of course that bodes well, as once we get to the playoffs, they are all big games.  Mitch on the other hand, not so great, although I am hoping it is just rust.  I would love nothing more than a resounding win over the Pack, and maybe Erin goes out and doesnt return, that wouldnt hurt my feelings at all.  I still have this big smile on my face from last night though. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 10, 2018, 09:10:47 am
Yes the Bears made Gurley pretty much a non-factor, which I was happy about. We sure didnt do that against Barkley. We sure need to finish off the Pack. If the defense shows up the same as it did against the Rams, Erin is in deep do do. Their Oline is in bad shape. Gonna be lots of holding calls. And the Pack wont be able to protect Erin. Sack city
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 10, 2018, 09:13:44 am
Wshfl, um you know the Pack doesnt ever get holding calls called against them, right? 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 10, 2018, 09:17:54 am
Yeah, in Lamblow, but this will be in Soldier Field. And the Bears are on the rise and the Pack arent. I think we might see more calls against the Pack. I think we should see less Pack homer calls from the zebras.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 10, 2018, 09:29:27 am
Must have been the weather

I heard that discussion both pregame talk and during the game from Collinsworth. That was going to be a factor in a Bears win. That had an effect I'm sure, like the heat had in the Miami loss
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 10, 2018, 10:09:08 am
Watched most of the Packers game yesterday.  Whenever ATL defenders breathed on Jimmy Graham, flags flew from Walt Coleman’s crew, almost like they had a point of emphasis.

Hopefully the Bears push through all that and get a decisive win Sunday.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 10, 2018, 10:22:17 am
Scattershootings...

- according to Pro Football Focus the Rams LT LG RG and RT were all ranked 3 or 4 at their position in the NFL.  Bears interior d-line had one of their best games - not just Hicks but Bullard, Goldman, and Ray-Robertston Harris.

- NFL network start'em sit'em said to start Brandin Cooks 3 catches 22 yards and to sit Jodan Howard (he's on the list just about every week)  19 for 101   (I'm thinking that that 4th rounder is solidifying once the Bears trade him in a couple months)

- Offensive line did a fantastic job, not just Daniels, all of them, Leno and Massey kept the pocket clean, Witzmann had some good blocks and Whitehair had some great pulls that opened up huge holes.  Aaron Donald for league MVP?

- Trubisky rust was apparent - way off - even on those sideways easy throws.  Announcers said he had a dislocated shoulder which is much worse than the day to day stuff Nagy was telling the media.  I was almost hoping they brought in Chase Daniel at one point as everybody was doing their job except #10

- I don't like to look ahead...but Bears not only could face the Rams again but they might have back to back home and home games against the Vikings.  Yeah, bring that dome team to Soldier Field in January.

- Sherrick McManus has surprised me with his play on defense - I have been down on him the last couple of years but he's doing well.  Still hoping Callahan's foot injury is not a break and just a sprain.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 10, 2018, 10:40:08 am
Mitch over threw receivers all game....that's either:

1. not enough practice
2. Shoulder is bothering him
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 10, 2018, 11:04:36 am
He was doing that before the injury.

Still beats watching Cutler throw balls into the dirt...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 10, 2018, 11:10:44 am
My guess is the shoulder is still bothering him. I kinda figured Mitch's problem was more serious than what the Bears were letting the fans and media know And the throws told me he had more problems than rust.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 10, 2018, 11:26:59 am
I think Mitch's shoulder injury was a lot worse than what they let on. If I'm Nagy, depending on how Mitch feels today, I think about sitting him a couple more weeks. He could skip the Packers game and come back for the 9'ers. If his shoulders good, then great, get him the reps..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 10, 2018, 11:33:18 am
Really good win for the franchise. If we have to play them again in the playoffs, we better find some offense. It will be a different game. Their place, warmer weather, and they now know they better bring their A game. Priority in the offseason, find a new kicker..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 10, 2018, 11:47:34 am
I am not so sure on the high throws, sometimes they are because of bad footwork/mechanics or just nerves.  Whatever the cause, he really needs to get it together.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on December 10, 2018, 12:06:09 pm
Funny listening to NFLN game day - those guys were laughing at Rodgers expecting a Roughing call when ATL nearly pulled his helmet off...

Said "You don't get the calls when you're not winning"
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 10, 2018, 12:26:18 pm
I think Mitch's shoulder injury was a lot worse than what they let on. If I'm Nagy, depending on how Mitch feels today, I think about sitting him a couple more weeks. He could skip the Packers game and come back for the 9'ers. If his shoulders good, then great, get him the reps..

I agree - it was worse, but the fact that he was OVER throwing receivers tells me its more rust/mechanics than it was pain/weakness.  Assuming the shoulder is sound he needs more reps not less.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 10, 2018, 01:02:46 pm
Yep...usually the high throws are from throwing off your back foot. That's all mechanics.

The way I understand it is Mitch needed a lot of work on mechanics earlier in the year and pre-season. I am just guessing the time off has lead to more bad habits.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 10, 2018, 01:26:35 pm
As to Trubisky, he said in his interview last night he was "amped Up" and "needs to settle down.  I think he's like a lot of young QB's have been historically that they try too hard and lose their mechanics.  He needs a shot of whiskey before the game.

It's hard to figure his bad throws were due to the injury because he was throwing hard.  Strangely, I heard analysis of Cam Newton after yesterdays game and they were discussing that he has a bad shoulder.  Newton is also throwing hard but overthrowing.

McMannis led the team in tackles with 7.  But I think opponents will be targeting him if he has to play.

I'm still scratching my head how this OL so effectively blocked by far the best DL it has faced.  AARON DONALD was in the game and looked just average.

Collinsworth pointed out the fact that Trevathan and Smith have enough speed so the Bears don't need to bring their safeties up for the short passing game like other teams.  Pace knew what he was doing.

Does Mack get credit for a sack when he knocked the ball out of Goff's hands?

Beerfan, I think the reason Mack is dropped into coverage sometimes is because he sometimes is triple teamed.  There's not much chance of getting a pass rush through that.  I see he just drops into coverage and you see two OL and a tight end standing there with no one to block.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 10, 2018, 01:40:57 pm

davebear

I think only Trubiky, the Bears coaches and the medical staff really know the status of his shoulder - we can only guess base on his play.  They aren't going to be 100% truthful.

McManis is a huge liability at cornerback but I think we can get by with him at nickel.  In the few games he's been on the field he's done well.  But he's in no way a Bryce Callahan.

The Rams D-line is pretty much Aaron Donald.  He's got half the team's sacks.  But Suh and Brockers are not pass rushing threats...3.5 and 1 sack on the year respectively.  Aside from Donald their strength is their defensive backfield but overall it's a middle of the road defense.

Stripping the ball out of the QB's hands is a sack.

Bears had all sorts of defensive alignments up front.  They'd played more 3-4 last night than they have recently.  In a 3-4 when you rush 4 one of the LBers has to drop back.  Rushing the passer takes a lot of energy.  Bears often gave Mack and Floyd a break by letting them drop into coverage.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 10, 2018, 01:55:43 pm
So Trubisky statistically had the worst game of his career.

SCORE cited an analysis that after 13 games the Bears 2018 defense is in the top 10 of all time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 10, 2018, 06:15:06 pm
Agree about giving Mack a break. He was huffing pretty good near the end. it's got to take a tremendous amount of energy trying to constantly get around under through a 300+ tackle/guard. Snap after snap after snap.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 10, 2018, 10:13:15 pm
Mack was also back in coverage last night.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 10, 2018, 10:17:39 pm
Queens go down 2.5 games to the Bears
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 10, 2018, 10:34:16 pm

They say a couple days before they can comment on Bryce Callahan's "foot".

What exactly takes a couple days to diagnose?  Certainly not a broken bone.  Guess they are waiting until the Wednesday injury report.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 11, 2018, 01:07:05 am
If the Bears beat green Bay they win the division next week no matter what the Vikings do.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on December 11, 2018, 06:40:02 am
Quote
If the Bears beat green Bay they win the division next week no matter what the Vikings do.

WOW!  What a great game.  Put GB out of its misery and clinch the division at the same time in Chicago!  PARTY TIME!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 11, 2018, 07:38:39 am
Better knock Rogers out early. You can bet his game plan is to spank the Bears to show the world that they are a contender now that McCarthy is gone..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 11, 2018, 07:41:05 am
And, Chicago has always been Lambeau south for Rogers and Favre..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 11, 2018, 07:55:55 am
Yep, because the Queens lost in Seattle last night they drop to 2.5 games back of the Bears with 3 to play. They have to win out and we have to lose out for them to win the division. So by beating the Pack Sunday they are mathematically eliminated.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 11, 2018, 11:56:15 am
Peckers lose and the Motor City Kittie win an easy one....Peckers in last place.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 11, 2018, 12:12:47 pm

I want the Packers to win out (except for this weekend) - gets them out of a top 10 draft pick in round 1.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 11, 2018, 12:49:07 pm
Hmmm I thought we didnt play for draft pick, lol.....well of course we dont want the Fudge Pack picking any higher than they have to.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 11, 2018, 01:39:13 pm
https://www.facebook.com/chicitysportscom/videos/260950627910249/?t=3
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 11, 2018, 01:40:57 pm
Check out Cohens block. 


Pretty impressive for his size.  I think it ticked the defender off also.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on December 11, 2018, 02:22:54 pm
I noticed a few times they had Mack and Floyd on the same side. I imagine it is hard to block both of them. Amazing we beat arguably the best team in the NFL and Mitch played so poorly. The Rams D might have had something to do with that, just like ours made Goff look pretty bad as well.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 11, 2018, 03:17:40 pm

Maybe their d-backfield, not their pass rush.  Trubisky had all day to throw - he just couldn't find anybody and when he did he often was off target.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 11, 2018, 11:30:08 pm
Really, the only thing that wasn't clicking Sunday night was Trubisky. Even Howard looked like he got the memo. Let's hope they have two great games in a row in them.....gotta beat the cheese!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 12, 2018, 05:02:37 am
Thing is, we need this game. We sure as hell don't want this to come down to the game in Minny. Rodgers is coming with all guns loaded. This is Mr heroics when it comes to playing Chicago. Don't think this game will be any different. We better hope that Rodgers is being hit often. If he's given time we will be fukked and fukked quickly. He'll start out by unloading the ball to short routes to counter the pass rush. To me, this is the game... Goff ain't no Rodgers..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 12, 2018, 07:05:51 am
Absolutely
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 12, 2018, 08:17:23 am
Someone needs to tell Mack that this is the game of the week and will be shown everywhere on prime time.  That seems to really get him going, and we really need him to have a superb game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 12, 2018, 09:31:19 am
I would hope he doesnt need to be told that. However if he does, I commission you to do that. You have my blessing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 12, 2018, 09:38:23 am
Maybe Fangio will remind his defensive players that these are the same clowns that beat us in the 1st game of the season and show them some 2nd half film of that game. That will get some blood boiling for sure. That will surely get the players attention to detail.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 12, 2018, 10:10:12 am

This is a young team I doubt there's many that understand the history of beatings we've taken by the Pack and Rodgers over the years.  Who has been with the Bears more than 5 years on this team?  Since Kyle Long is on IR - McManus is the only one.

But I think the media and coaches will do a good job of reminding them of the importance of beating Green Bay.

I know that Callihan has a broken foot - can he recover in 5 weeks and play in the NFC Championship game?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 12, 2018, 11:15:17 am
I think about Favre's last game at Soldier field (as a packer). He got the sh1t beat out of him on the field and on the score board. He said it was the coldest game he'd ever played in. I'd like to see Rodgers get the same treatment.. But mark this down, if Rodgers is on and he's given time to throw, we will be in trouble.. WE sure as hell don't want a shoot out. Not with rusty Mitch..

Hopefully the D takes care of business..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 12, 2018, 12:07:50 pm
Mr. Rodgers has no offensive line....against our D line. Better get rid of the ball QUICK. They may need the gurney again and get Rodgers off the field.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on December 12, 2018, 02:46:35 pm
For those that don't venture to the Peckers thread...

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48059297_2192089080842825_7689061830114672640_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=d0b0cc1ffc224329d96fe9fa73ef8688&oe=5C9AE623)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 12, 2018, 02:54:19 pm
LOL!! I hope we see a lot of that Sunday..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on December 12, 2018, 03:32:10 pm
You may want to post that in Politics.  It seems Otto has lost his way to this thread... Curious
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 12, 2018, 03:50:11 pm

Curious?  No.  Expected.  He's a troll.

And the only time he will post will be at the next Bears' loss be it next week or in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 12, 2018, 04:05:40 pm
Yep!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on December 13, 2018, 05:43:29 am
Ha, I am trying to draw him out a bit.  He likes to talk his drivel when things are going well for the Pack/bad for the Bears.  When the tables turn, not so much...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on December 13, 2018, 06:03:22 am
He's another Greenwithenvy.  When things were going bad with the Peckers and the Bears had their great year he was no where to be found.  Then when the Peckers started getting good again and the Bears went back downhill he decided to reappear on the board to talk ****.

At least otter is on one topic of the board still talking ****.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 13, 2018, 10:38:38 am
https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/12/12/bears-sign-veteran-cb-marcus-williams/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 13, 2018, 11:00:28 am

Players are dropping like flies all over the league.   Bears lose only 2nd starter to IR.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on December 13, 2018, 11:22:50 am
Way to go Mr. Jinx
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 13, 2018, 11:33:55 am

I don't believe me mentioning the injury situation will increase more injuries due to some jinx...knock on wood.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 13, 2018, 11:55:33 am
Still havent heard any update on Long either.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on December 13, 2018, 01:53:41 pm
Long is walking without a boot.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on December 13, 2018, 06:51:23 pm
Word is they are going to try and get Long some reps in final game against Vikes, then he would play for the playoffs. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on December 14, 2018, 06:01:02 am
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48260368_1941826502539269_6718653874124619776_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=81b46f5918897a6e22a4cd36475413bd&oe=5C906F7C)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on December 14, 2018, 07:51:35 am
LOVE IT!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 14, 2018, 08:39:53 am
That would make a great fat head.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 14, 2018, 10:15:33 am
Long may make it back for the playoffs:

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/12/13/matt-nagy-says-kyle-long-has-chance-to-play-again-this-season/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 14, 2018, 10:58:03 am
wlmjohn....awesome!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 14, 2018, 12:46:55 pm
Yes, awesome indeed. We Bear fans need a Bears victory Sunday.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 14, 2018, 12:59:02 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_ZH-iMSMk4
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 14, 2018, 01:05:51 pm
I hate that commercial.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on December 14, 2018, 02:39:50 pm
If Jordan Howard keeps getting 100 yard games and Mitch stays upright, I vote for Long to be an expensive backup. No need to mess with OLine chemistry. Sunday at the Rams might be an aberration or they might be starting to click.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 14, 2018, 09:45:08 pm
I hate that commercial.

I hate any commercial when I have to see Aaron Rodgers' face.

But next in line is that Verizon dweeb asking total strangers stupid questions about getting free stuff.  Fast forward - warp speed.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 14, 2018, 10:07:47 pm
What I hate most about the commercial is where the Bear fans and signs disappear like magic. Like he has something to do with that.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 15, 2018, 10:35:46 am
UH OH watch out. Crap the bed time?

https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/4/messages/APZHkFk-ezSqXBUXJQ5ngLqoyMs

I dont like overwhelming favorite talk, especially wit Erin behind center.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 15, 2018, 11:09:47 am
That's what I'm saying. Unless we knock that smug pr1ck out of the game, the pack will be a threat to beat us. He loves playing in Chicago, lambeau south. You can bet your a$$ that he has studied our defense day and night all week. He's coming to win. Gotta keep pressure on him and don't let him out of the pocket to run for yards. Green Bays O is ranked 11th, ours is ranked 22nd. Now we have the 3rd ranked D, that with anyone else I would say we'll spank 'em. Rodgers? No gimme...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 15, 2018, 11:19:05 am
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/week-15-nfl-odds-picks-schedule-how-to-watch-stream-expert-picks-against-the-spread-predictions-survivor-pool-play/

Here's one site that 6 out of 8 are picking the Packers. I hope we beat 'em 40 to zip. This is the game, show us what ya got.. Win this, we win the division. Lose and the Vikes win.. Then ya never know..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 15, 2018, 11:41:45 am
5 points is a lot of points when you are talking odds Bears/Pack. If the Bears win by a FG the pick of the Pack makes sense.  My guess is f the Bears win the game is going to be close.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 15, 2018, 12:06:11 pm
This is interesting. Nagy needs to do this. Make them sit and watch the 2nd half.

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/12/14/matt-nagy-wont-let-bears-forget-sting-of-week-1s-loss-to-packers/



Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 15, 2018, 06:09:07 pm
If we win by 1 point I'll be happy. Probably bitching, but happy. I'd hate like he11 for it to come down to the last game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 16, 2018, 11:19:04 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DujeA6XVsAAHJYk.jpg)

I'd love to be there today
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 16, 2018, 11:25:42 am
its been so long since I've been there, they still had astro-turf.  Daly meant the mayor, Banks hadn't retired that long ago, And Muggs was still around. Chicago was always a tough town, but now, now its nothing but a free fire zone.  I'll never go back.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 16, 2018, 11:30:06 am
I was thinking this would be a fantastic game to go to.  Now if we could just win by say 30 pts, then I wont be having any heart palpitations today.  That would be nice.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 16, 2018, 01:22:43 pm
Well Floyd is being held like crazy, and of course only the Bears get called for holding.  I wouldnt mind seeing a few more sacks, and lets maybe end Erin's no interception streak while we are at it.  And that Cohen TD was crazy.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 16, 2018, 01:24:54 pm
Yep, once again the pack is getting away with holding, a lot...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 16, 2018, 01:58:48 pm
Well this isn’t going as planned.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JeffH on December 16, 2018, 02:12:15 pm
**** Nagy.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 16, 2018, 02:12:41 pm
Trick plays backfiring....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 16, 2018, 02:15:06 pm
Thanks for the overthrow s Rogers
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 16, 2018, 02:16:34 pm
Forget holding, the blatant hugging the Packers are getting away with is much worse than usual.  And this is in Chicago.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 16, 2018, 02:20:03 pm
1)  Fake punt when GB expects it
2)  Timeout with 4 seconds left in the 3rd
3)  Wildcat on 3rd and 1

The game can be simple if you let superior talent take over, Matt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 16, 2018, 02:23:25 pm
Bears!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 16, 2018, 02:24:34 pm
Better
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 16, 2018, 02:30:38 pm
Houston-Carson with a great block on the Cohen punt return!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 16, 2018, 02:34:42 pm
Cohen runs out of bounds a yard short with no defenders around.  That had better not cost us.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 16, 2018, 02:38:41 pm
Holding!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 16, 2018, 02:41:46 pm
JACKSON!

PICK!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 16, 2018, 02:43:39 pm
I hope Jax is ok
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 16, 2018, 02:43:57 pm
Jackson turned his ankle going down after the pick...hope he’s OK. He was untouched...just caught his cleats in the turf...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 16, 2018, 02:45:11 pm
Just when you think the Bears might cave, they score 10 points and pick off Rogers
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 16, 2018, 02:45:37 pm
His body was ready to chew up yards and his brain told him to get down.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 16, 2018, 02:48:31 pm
end of the world is here.  Packers called for hold
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 16, 2018, 02:49:34 pm
I’m going to have a heart attack… They finally called holding on the Packers
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 16, 2018, 02:55:29 pm
FLOYD!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 16, 2018, 03:01:47 pm
10 wins! Division Champs! Packers out of playoffs!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 16, 2018, 03:04:23 pm
I would say I’m gonna miss Otto...but I won’t...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 16, 2018, 03:09:06 pm
Brilliant turnaround!! The Bears could literally win the Super Bowl one year after John Fox
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 16, 2018, 03:09:47 pm
What a game!! Fukking holding (that didn't get called), WTF? Man, some of the holding was blatant as he11. Rodgers was close to coming back.... The Bears did it.. North division champs!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 16, 2018, 03:12:07 pm
Great!!!!!

Good game Trubisky. Nagy.  Fangio. Mack. Floyd. Jackson
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 16, 2018, 03:12:31 pm
I hope Jackson is OK. Our d backfield is a bit dinged up.. I'm glad we won, so did the vikes. I loved seeing Rodgers walking off the field with his jersey all fukked up. The smug pr1ck..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 16, 2018, 03:14:12 pm
I wasn't real happy with some of the trick plays. The fake punt, didn't bother me going for it, it was the way they went for it.. The wildcat,,, leave that at home..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 16, 2018, 03:16:02 pm
Rogers didn't look like he wanted any part of the game anymore

Let me add McManus blocked a third down pass and a TD passm
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 16, 2018, 03:17:44 pm
Trubisky with a 124 QBR.      Rogers 69.

Isn't that what we've waited for?   Someone to out play a packers qb.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 16, 2018, 03:24:15 pm
Leno proposed to his girlfriend on the field after the game. Very cool moment...saw them on the video board while Tru was being interviewed...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 16, 2018, 03:42:02 pm
@AdamHoge

Right ankle sprain for Eddie Jackson. Matt Nagy was asked if that’s a relief and he said, “Yeah I think so.”

1:35 PM - 16 Dec 2018
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 16, 2018, 03:46:31 pm
I think so as well...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 16, 2018, 03:52:01 pm
Rest him next week..

Man it feels good.. The Bears win the division. Start of the season all the talk was Green Bay and the Vikings..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 16, 2018, 04:03:36 pm
Amazing win and about dang time!
BEARS DIVISION CHAMPS!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 16, 2018, 04:06:52 pm
Nice thing is with Jackson that we now have the Division rapped up so he can rest a bit. That goofy trick play when they just needed one yard has to go though. Trubisky was very elusive today. Great effort by the D.
GOODBYE Green Gay!! Enjoy your offseason  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on December 16, 2018, 04:12:48 pm
Bears King of the North!  I think our franchise is officially back.  We are a young team with a young QB, the future looking bright.  This season they mentioned we are the ONLY team that has a the lead in the 2nd half (or was it 4th Q) of every game.  That made me realize that maybe we are as good as I think we are.  Sometimes I think I am just a homer fan as they are my team.  But really we have been in every game this year.  We could easily have a few more wins, and I would not say its out of question to be undefeated. 

I truly think we are going to be in contention for SuperBowl, we may not get there but I guarantee we will be in the game till the end!  Exciting season, exciting team.  Go BEARS!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 16, 2018, 04:29:30 pm
Just ordered a DIVISION CHAMPS hat and shirt.....lemme say that again for Otts....DIVISION CHAMPS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 16, 2018, 08:36:36 pm
Go EAGLES! Beat the Hams and get us closer to the two spot...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 16, 2018, 10:05:44 pm
Philly dominating the Hams! We're one game closer to getting a bye, boys!!!   Need another Hams loss and us to win next week and we're in the 2nd spot!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 17, 2018, 04:55:09 am
They've got the niners and the cards, I wouldn't hold my breath. Plus, I'm not too sure we don't play better without a week off..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 17, 2018, 09:29:56 am
I was thinking the same thing about a bye week, we could come out rusty.  Then again extra healing time wouldnt be bad either.  As well as McMannis played, you can see he is a drop off from Callahan.  And Rogers was picking on Prince pretty much, almost seemed afraid to throw at Fuller, probably figured he would make up for that dropped pick in game 1. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 17, 2018, 09:54:23 am
Great win. Amazing. Should not have been as close. Mizell should never see the field again, the Wildcat needs to go. I hated the fake punt - at least throw the ball beyond the marker or don't do it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 17, 2018, 10:07:49 am
Again I am more shocked that the margin was 7. Most Bear/Pack games are within a FG or a late Pack surge. This one might have come down to the failed onside kick with 11 ticks. But I was just happy with the win, regardless of points. Just beating Erin was my pleasure.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 17, 2018, 10:27:34 am
I also loved the Erin drama queen pretending he was hurt, by trying the hail mary pass, as he was stretching after every play, grimacing, and then pleading with the refs for PI.  Priceless.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 17, 2018, 10:45:19 am
More scattershootings:

Bakiaratti is considered the best LT in the league.  But if you watch his play he latches on to defenders inside their shoulder pads and never lets go.  A QB can roll out to the left and the defender doesn't move.  No flag.  #47 was being held and Rodgers backpeddled and Irving was trying to chase him down and Bakiaratti literally tackled him around the waist.  Nothing.   And the one holding penalty they finally called on #78 I really didn't think was that bad.

Trubisky had a very solid game.  But some of his plays to escape the Packers blitz were outstanding.  That's what I was talking about the big difference between him and Chase Daniel.  Daniel does not win the game Sunday.

Back to Trubisky I think Nagy is limiting some of his throws to short and intermediate - no deep ones Sunday.  Impressed by a couple throws to Gabriel and Shaheen.  But Anthony Miller was never targeted once - often times relegate to patterns that are along the line of scrimmage to simply eliminate a defender.
 
Running game just not consistent.  Too many 1 and 2 yard runs.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 17, 2018, 11:33:41 am
Packers frequently looked like they were not double teaming Mack.  With that kind of stupid arrogance they deserve to lose.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 17, 2018, 11:45:24 am

Packers' RT Spriggs was the guy the Bears were rumored to be taking in the 2nd round of the 2016 draft.  Packers traded up one pick before the Bears pick and took  him.  Bears then traded down when their pick came up next.

I think most Packers fans would agree that he has been a disappointment.  Bears ended up with an extra mid round pick and took Cody Whitehair later in round 2.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 17, 2018, 11:53:52 am
Agree about the packer holding. Some of it was so blatant. How the heck do they not call that? Unreal!!

Also, agree about Trubisky, played solid, much better than last game. One comment about Chase Daniels. If you think about some of the backups we've had, Chase is head and shoulders above them. Actually, Chase is much better than most of the starters we've had. I b!tch about Chase just like the rest, but realistically, he ain't bad for a backup. He fukked some things up at the end of the Giants game, but he also made some decent throws.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 17, 2018, 01:49:17 pm

Totally agree with you on Chase.  Even with the pick 6 he could have won that Giants game if he wouldn't have mishandled those snaps. 

But I was more pointing out the athleticism of Trubisky yesterday, most NFL QBs not just Daniel, most starting QBs, don't escape a couple of those Packer blitzes yesterday.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 18, 2018, 10:02:49 am
Yep - Chase can run the show - no question. He just does not have the skills Trubisky has. Daniels is not mobile. Trubisky was very rusty against the Rams - I still think he could played against the Giants - oh well.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 18, 2018, 11:05:32 am
Agree about Mitch having the skills and mobility. Giving kudos to Pace and Nagy for not sticking us with a total boob as backup. I look at the eagles with Foles, what a luxury that is. Not saying Chase is a Foles but he is a competent backup. I hope we don't need to see him the rest of the year though..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on December 18, 2018, 12:22:50 pm
I wouldn't mind seeing Chase in the 2nd half of a Viking beat down that Mitch is leading and we decide to rest our starters in the 2nd half!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 18, 2018, 01:02:27 pm

It's interesting listening to the Dallas media on the radio.  One week it's all about the Cowboys going to the Super Bowl - this week it's back to firing their head coach and finding a new QB.  Oh well.

But when the talk comes to playoff teams and their chances they like the Bears but totally disrespect Trubisky.   It's not just the local Dallas talk radio.  Nationally it's the same thing.  Bears will do well as long as Trubisky isn't the reason they lose but he doesn't have to be the reason they win.
Really?  Who is going to complete the pass on 3rd down?  Kahlil Mack?  Tarik Cohen? 

I'm hoping Trubisky makes these talking heads STF up. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 18, 2018, 01:49:34 pm
I don't know...ask Zach Miller or Anthony Miller what they think of Tarik's QB skills...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 18, 2018, 02:00:19 pm
It's interesting listening to the Dallas media on the radio.  One week it's all about the Cowboys going to the Super Bowl - this week it's back to firing their head coach and finding a new QB.  Oh well.

But when the talk comes to playoff teams and their chances they like the Bears but totally disrespect Trubisky.   It's not just the local Dallas talk radio.  Nationally it's the same thing.  Bears will do well as long as Trubisky isn't the reason they lose but he doesn't have to be the reason they win.
Really?  Who is going to complete the pass on 3rd down?  Kahlil Mack?  Tarik Cohen? 

I'm hoping Trubisky makes these talking heads STF up.

Well the Cowboys looked unbeatable in their game a week ago then shut out Sunday.  I wouldn't want to face the defense they had a week ago.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 18, 2018, 02:24:14 pm

Two backup guards...a backup center...they're starting LT is playing with one arm.   And they wonder why their QB keeps getting sacked and blame the play caller?

They're defense gave up 16 to the Colts - that should be enough for a win in this league.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 18, 2018, 04:18:19 pm
found this in the Trib to put you in a festive mood:

Club Dub rockin’

The Bears finished their regular-season home schedule 7-1, and after a division-clinching victory over their archrival, they let it all hang out in the postgame party.

Now imagine the scene after a playoff victory.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 03:10:12 pm
Tru once again throws off and they have to punt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 03:20:50 pm
Nice pass to Robinson deep! If I'm the coach, I get quite a few deep routes this game, get Trubisky some 'air time' so he can get some confidence going in to the playoffs.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 03:24:03 pm
AND...Parkey blows another FG ...wth? Not impressed with this team today so far. Better pick it up!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 23, 2018, 03:24:42 pm
Good God is it that hard?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 23, 2018, 03:25:05 pm
You can’t go into the playoffs with Parkey.  You gotta make those every time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on December 23, 2018, 03:26:26 pm
37 yard FG should be money.  We really need to spend our 7th rounder on a kicker next year.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 03:29:26 pm
Parky is going to lose us a play off game.  Bank on it!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 23, 2018, 03:30:55 pm
I don’t believe that there is not someone better on the street.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 23, 2018, 03:33:30 pm
Parkey is terrible
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 03:34:19 pm
Great now they have managed to give  the Niners all the momentum.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 23, 2018, 03:41:54 pm
I don’t believe that there is not someone better on the street.

Half the league has the same problem.  I expect there to be an early run on kickers.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 03:41:59 pm
Sleepwalked through the first quarter. Better get it together here...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 03:47:27 pm
Bears are blowing this game....nice to see.... >:(
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 23, 2018, 03:55:12 pm
Geez who told Nagy to challenge that one.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:00:46 pm
That was **** stupid!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:01:08 pm
When you are running the ball like that why get cute?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 04:01:29 pm
What the hell kind of deal was that, Trubisky? This kid....I swear.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:02:38 pm
It was a backwards pass so it is Niners ball.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JeffH on December 23, 2018, 04:02:58 pm
**** Nagy.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 23, 2018, 04:03:25 pm
Nagy zero for his last three cute plays.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 23, 2018, 04:04:20 pm
The trick plays are mostly disastrous
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:05:55 pm
That was a false start on their full back.  Why no call on it? 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 23, 2018, 04:06:42 pm
Bears doing everything to lose today
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 04:07:56 pm
Gotta hold em to a FG here....don't wanna get down 10....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 04:09:44 pm
I mentioned a day or so ago they gotta knock off the stupid trick plays. Throw those f'ing things in the trash!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 04:11:05 pm
Pound Howard, quit trying to be cute....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 04:12:06 pm
And so far there are TOO many of those frigging sideline routes. Enough of those already...someone's gonna jump one and take it to the house.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on December 23, 2018, 04:13:02 pm
This game reminding me a lot of the Cardinal game early in the season.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 04:16:42 pm
F'ING TRUBISKY!! QUIT WITH THE STUPID THROWS ALREADY!!! Got lucky on that one. Ignorant!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 23, 2018, 04:17:04 pm
Friggin lucky
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 23, 2018, 04:17:50 pm
Wow nice call
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 23, 2018, 04:19:42 pm
refs bail out Trubisky
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 04:20:41 pm
Seems Tru is hesistant to run but he's got some wide open spots to run and hasn't. Think he needs to pull it down and go. There's another pathetic throw, wtf!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 23, 2018, 04:22:19 pm
Beautiful head fake by Miller
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 04:22:25 pm
Finally a score. Quit being cute and pound these suckers with Howard...he was getting yards. Not sure why they went away from him but it's not smart.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 04:23:53 pm
How many guys have slipped so far today? Fuller has gone down twice and now the frigging punter goes down on the kickoff. Change cleat depths, MAYBE???
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 04:25:48 pm
Right down the field.... >:(
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:26:45 pm
You just knew Goulde would have a big game today!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:28:58 pm
1 yard short.  Way to **** that up refs!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:29:38 pm
This gave them time to get the FG unit in there. 

WTF?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:30:28 pm
BS!  No way was that a first down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:31:03 pm
I hope the Bears are pissed and just blow them out in the second half.

What a pant load.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 23, 2018, 04:32:34 pm
Score could easily be 17-0
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 23, 2018, 04:33:05 pm
and we got rid of Gould why?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 23, 2018, 04:34:04 pm
They kept showing bad angles of the play so they went with the call on the field.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 23, 2018, 04:34:37 pm
This is reminding me of the Giants game. D giving up big chunks of yardage..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 23, 2018, 04:35:55 pm
So Parkey also slipped on that last kick off, giving the 9ers good field position.  Sigh.  In case the Bears dont know it, this game isnt a given.  AND if they dont win, welcome to the 3rd seed.  Get your shiit together guys, we kind of need to win this game.  lets hope for some second half adjustments....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 23, 2018, 04:37:26 pm
And I totally agree, enough with the cute fancy plays, cause they havent been working.  Kind of ticked off right now.  I dont have a good feeling about this game, at all.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 23, 2018, 04:44:29 pm
Need better pressure
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 23, 2018, 04:54:04 pm
Trubisky is 9-12 for 137, a TD, and no picks.

I can’t imagine what y’all would be bitching about if he was actually playing poorly. Some of you need to get real with your expectations. He’s not **** Brady yet...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:54:16 pm
Knee was down.  If they give it to the Niners the fix is in.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:57:26 pm
face mask. Good thing cause he had him dead to rights.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 04:58:14 pm
He was down also.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 04:59:28 pm
Cohen, get out of bounds! You're gonna get hurt doing that!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 05:00:08 pm
Run Howard already...keep running him....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 05:02:29 pm
Glad to see Nagy fired up. About time someone lights a fire under their as....s
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 05:06:27 pm
TD BEARS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 05:08:47 pm
Now, time for the D to light it up....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 23, 2018, 05:12:25 pm
D is playing a really soft zone.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 05:16:34 pm
That was just a great play by Mack, pulling out. QB's a bit frustrated lol....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 05:34:25 pm
Again, right down the field....c'mon guys!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 05:35:11 pm
What a insane, crazy int!! Man what a play!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 05:36:04 pm
POUND it with Howard already!! Eat that clock, tire the D out and win this sucker!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 05:39:03 pm
WHY are they throwing so much here?!???
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 23, 2018, 05:40:53 pm
Fking dirty 49ers!!! That was a serious late hit that ought to result in ejection!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 23, 2018, 05:55:07 pm
There should always be a “line to gain” camera.  It doesn’t seem like it would be that hard.  Put a camera in the yard marker....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 23, 2018, 05:55:46 pm
Glad they didn’t try some trick stuff there
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 23, 2018, 05:57:35 pm
The D is well rested...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 23, 2018, 06:03:21 pm
Ugh, saw that coming the way he was carrying it...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 23, 2018, 06:03:55 pm
FLOYD!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 23, 2018, 06:10:25 pm
Wow should have run for the first thanks for the gift
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 23, 2018, 06:11:15 pm
Bears with an ugly win
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on December 23, 2018, 06:17:33 pm
A win is a win, but in the playoffs stupid will get you beat.  Nagy should have put the ball in Howard’s hands on that last series.  There is a reason you run the ball to end games. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 23, 2018, 06:21:51 pm
That kicker if he doesn't change, will burn the Bears out of the playoffs.  These people get  paid fantastic sums, almost as much as democratic politcos to
do very little. Make the damn kick!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 23, 2018, 06:28:03 pm
It’s progress....they lost this game in New York.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 23, 2018, 06:37:18 pm
It's important Trubisky played well other than that bad end zone int.

I'm surprised 9ers pass protected that well.

Bears have to emphasize ball security this week.

Best of all I don't think therec were any serious injuries.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 23, 2018, 06:40:45 pm
Well I am super stoked about the win.  I would have liked to see the D be a little bit more dominant, but they sure did a good job.  It will be interesting to see what happens at the Vikes next week....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 23, 2018, 09:04:05 pm
Bears with an ugly win

If they play like that against the Queens they will be beat. We sure dont play well on the road. That doesnt bode well to reach the Superbowl
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 23, 2018, 11:14:38 pm
Get used to ugly wins and be happy with them.  I don't see any easy games from here on out.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 24, 2018, 02:48:07 am

I knew this was gonna be a tough win.  No offensive style points but take the road victory.

Thoughts:
- don't EVER rush 3 guys
- not only is Nagy getting too cute on short yardage they were running Howard wide several times when only a yard was needed
- all offensive skills players need to practice holding on to the ball after getting tackled - all our future opponents are going to be doing their best peanut tillman impersonations
- Bears finally attempt a deep pass - Nagy is still conservative with Trubisky attempts - lots of short passes (86% completed with 8.5 per attempt) - do we have crossing patterns in our play book?
- nice pressure on pass rush - that was the difference between the 49ers team and ours - despite them having 3 sacks to our 1
- Cohen has one of his least productive games - 49ers focused on him
- QB for 49ers was impressive with a bunch of backup skill guys - without Mack today we lose
- this offensive production will get you beat in playoffs                                                                                                                         
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 24, 2018, 07:12:21 am
Ugly road win, I'll take it. A win against a scrappy yet not that great of a team (although, their D is ranked 10th). As I said yesterday, our D is giving up yardage at  pretty good clip. The niners were driving the field, then always imploded when approaching or in the red zone. Granted, some of that implosion was due to our D.

WTF regarding Parkey. We're going into the playoffs with a kicker that can easily miss field goals that are extra point range. You get a bad weather day at Soldier and field goals could easily be the difference.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 24, 2018, 10:18:17 am
Cohen cost me about $400 last night...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 24, 2018, 10:44:19 am
Cohen cost me about $400 last night...

There are different ways to interpret that comment
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 24, 2018, 10:47:21 am
Yup ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 24, 2018, 12:13:57 pm
Fantasy football championship game...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 24, 2018, 12:15:31 pm
Road wins are great. They should have scored more points. I felt Nagy was trying to dig too deep into the play book.

Trubisky had a great game accept for the fumble. I thought he should have run more.

Anytime they want to find a good replacement for Packey that would be ok for me.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on December 25, 2018, 07:10:40 am
If the Bears lose in the playoffs, I hope Parkey is not the scapegoat for that loss. Its hard to fix problems if they can't be honest enough to affix the blame causes to the proper places. ...

This team is young and don't quite know what they are yet (like a premier racing foal getting to its unsteady legs). But the initial indications are that they are a team with "legs" (so to speak) that can make an extended run...

The playoffs are a different beast (as is the Superbowl) than regular season as regular season is to pre-season. Here's hoping they cope with it well and win.

Go Bears !


BTW Merry Christmas All !
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 25, 2018, 07:43:04 am
If Parkey misses FGs and extra points, then the blame will be on him as long as the holder isn't the issue....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on December 25, 2018, 07:48:08 am
Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on December 25, 2018, 07:51:49 am
After Parkey hit the goalpost 4 times, he adjusted something and hit the next several kicks square.  Then there was another game where he was cruising then right near the end he pulled his extra point.  It still went through, but it was not in the norm of his previous kicks. Since then, he has been a bit erratic again.

It is almost always that his kicks sail right when he misses.  I am not a professional kicker, but I almost think it must be something with his standing placement being off a half foot before he starts the process.  It sucks not being able to rely on him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 25, 2018, 08:00:16 am
I think he over corrects for the wind.  It is in his head.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 25, 2018, 08:47:29 am
He doesnt kick with his head. :o
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 25, 2018, 09:30:32 am
As bad as the footing was for players on both teams, it wouldn’t surprise me if it didn’t play a part in his missed kick.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 25, 2018, 11:50:45 am
Agreed - the turf was in terrible shape. The Seahawks complained about it last weeks. How in the hell in the turf bad in California?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 25, 2018, 07:49:39 pm
For years all you heard is that the turf at Soldier Field is terrible, etc.  You don’t hear that anymore....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on December 26, 2018, 07:24:41 am
I read somewhere that they went from some midwest supplier of grass to somewhere in like New Jersey or something. Different breed of grass with fast growing roots or something. Appears to make a difference....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 26, 2018, 10:31:04 pm
Interesting read:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-mitch-trubisky-vikings-hit-20181226-story.html
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on December 27, 2018, 07:32:08 pm
 We should play Javon Wims this Sunday with Allen Robinson injured. It will help us down the road and give Robinson a break. It would seem like a win/win.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on December 28, 2018, 04:52:55 am
Or a Wim/Win?   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 28, 2018, 10:34:14 am
https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/12/27/chicago-bears-nfl-power-rankings-week-17-usa-today/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 28, 2018, 10:52:03 pm
 Column: With Vic Fangio sure to be in demand, the Bears might need to think outside the box to keep the defensive mastermind

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-vic-fangio-head-coach-demand-biggs-20181227-story.html
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on December 29, 2018, 05:53:20 am
Column: With Vic Fangio sure to be in demand, the Bears might need to think outside the box to keep the defensive mastermind

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-vic-fangio-head-coach-demand-biggs-20181227-story.html

Nice article, but just a lot of projection. 

IF, Fangio wants to be a head coach then I can't imagine throwing dollars at him will change his mind to remain a coordinator.  He is 61, not 41.  So I can't imagine he would jump into a volatile situation.  Say the Cardinals who just hired Wilks decide to part ways after just one season.  Why would someone with a secure job and one he loves, step into that where the owner doesn't allow the current coach more than one season?  On the Score yesterday, Biggs did make this point and followed with the GM might be on thin ice also.  So would you leave Chicago to take a cluster job?


Unfortunately , I think the Packer job is a nice fit.  Hate him or just dislike him a lot, Rodgers is in place.  The offense lacks some talent for now at the skill positions, but as we have seen that can be fixed quickly, aka Bears 2017 vs Bears 2018.  Their defense is not good, but there are some parts there.  Fangio was able to guide the rebuild of our defense, before he oversaw the rebuild of the 49er defense.  He would also be an adult voice with Rodgers which is what he needs, not some young up and coming offensive coach.  Rodgers isn't going to change now.


If offered the Packer head coach position, would Fangio change his mind because we sweeten his deal here?  Not likely.  Not if his career dream was to be a banker.... er, a head coach.  A little Seinfeld reference there at the end...


I don't buy that there is anything we can do to keep Fangio if the right opportunity comes along and that is what he wants.  No matter what the cost.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 29, 2018, 06:28:48 am
The subject had been brought up before so I had to post it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on December 29, 2018, 06:52:29 am
Gotcha, I just think Biggs puts a bunch of stuff out there.  He was leading the charge after 2016 to release Fuller after sitting out the season.  Funny, Fuller was vilified for sitting out and not "toughing it out", and he ended up being the smart one.  Floyd tried to play through injury this season rather than sit, and there were calls to have him traded, etc.  Glad to see he rebounded, but perhaps Floyd would have been better served to sit and heal.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on December 29, 2018, 07:44:36 am
If the Bears are serious about "keeping the band together" for a stretch of runs then they will probably need to offer Fangio a raise that makes him the (or one of the) highest paid DC in the league (and it does not count against the cap).....

IMHO It would not be all about him wanting the money (he's made quite a bit already) but the "bragging rights" inside the coaching "world" that goes with it...

Of course if the D shits the bed these next two games (a slight chance as always) maybe all bets are off.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 29, 2018, 07:53:43 am
Thats the way I'd go and give Fangio the title assistant HC. Didnt the Bears have the same problem with Buddy Ryan? He didnt have much luck once he left.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 29, 2018, 09:45:28 am
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-vikings-kyle-long-allen-robinson-20181228-story.html

If Jackson and Robinson dont play we could be in trouble.  Cousins and his crew of WRs are heads above what we faced in SF.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 29, 2018, 10:08:04 am
This will be an interesting game.  The Vikes are in desperation mode, as if they dont win they dont get in the playoffs, where the Bears are in no matter what.  And if the Rams win, the outcome of this game is kind of meaningless.  So if we stay at the 3 seed our opponent will be the Vikes, Seahawks, or Eagles.  I am not sure who would be the best opponent at Soldier Field, maybe the Vikes....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 29, 2018, 10:27:55 am
Well if they beat us tomorrow then we face them in Chicago again. That would not be good
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 29, 2018, 11:17:43 am
I would rather face them here than face them there again.  Just saying.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 29, 2018, 11:20:08 am
I believe we take this one. Nagy has them focused and he plans to play the starters at least through the first half. It depends on the Bears score and the Rams score on what he does in the second half.

I do not think Kirk Cousin is capable of beating the Bears D.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 29, 2018, 11:22:10 am
I wouldnt mind seeing Harrison Smith take a little punishment, as payback, from an OL or two.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 29, 2018, 11:28:40 am
Lets hope so.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on December 29, 2018, 05:08:05 pm
Vikings would be the team I'd least like to see.  Seahawks and eagles both seem like less dangerous teams to me. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 29, 2018, 05:34:18 pm
I think the eagles are the team no one wants to play right now. Beating the vikes 3 times would certainly show domination. With that said, the vikes have a really good D. I think Seattle is the team I would rather see us face. Most likely it will be the Vikings..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 29, 2018, 05:43:43 pm
Regarding Fangio. The only job I see as a good fit is packer land. But If you were Fangio, would you want to deal with Rodgers? Fukk no!! I don't see Fangio as a hot candidate. Right now, I see the NFL going for the young offensive guys. Not saying he won't be called for interviews. Already mentioned, half the available jobs are with bu!!sh!t teams. In packerland, he wouldn't be calling anything on offense. He probably wouldn't even be included in the offense. He would be head coach only by title.  Fangio is just a good old defensive guy that knows football, doesn't mean he would make a good head coach..

And for sure not knocking Vic, he's really good at what he does. But head coach? I don't know...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 29, 2018, 07:47:25 pm
I hope the Bears put the Vikings out of the way playoffs tomorrow.  Then play whomever.  They aren’t the Packers but they are the Vikings.  End their season. Win the first playoff game...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 01:43:35 am
I and all the Bears fans at work agree.  End the Vikings season then take on whomever.  Losing to the Vikings then facing them again just makes me ill.  It reminds me of the Lovie/Cutler loss two times in a row to the Packers.  If you can beat them beat them.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 06:02:28 am
The team I'd least like to see in Chicago is the Eagles. Bears have trouble with them and they're a cold weather team and they're tough. Seachickens, at home, we can beat. Same with Queens. Eagles? Tough one....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 30, 2018, 07:34:43 am
Plus the Eagles are riding the Nick Foles underdog superbowl repeat champs.  I think that would be the toughest playoff game for us.  Seahawks here are formidable, but not as intimidating as they are in SEA. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 30, 2018, 12:27:03 pm
According to Jay Glazer Kyle Long is not only playing today but starting.  Not sure someone who might be rusty shouldnt be worked in a tad slower.  We shall see.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 12:56:04 pm
Am greatly enjoying watching the Loins dismantle the Quack lol. Kizer is in now. I do think they're throwing this game to get a better pick though by the looks of it. Otherwise Rodgers would be in there....as it stands, he's in the locker room having his "leg" looked at or some bs...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 30, 2018, 01:14:22 pm
Concussion for Rodgers....stupid to play and that's why.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 30, 2018, 03:30:57 pm
HAHAHA...Cousins 4 and 24 against teams with winning records
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 30, 2018, 03:31:30 pm
Long is in there
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on December 30, 2018, 03:35:10 pm
Miller out.  Saw White earlier, maybe he gets some reps.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 30, 2018, 03:35:56 pm
Robinson not playing. Miller just hurt his shoulder.

I like Robinson - but he seems sit a lot. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 03:42:57 pm
Bears looking tough
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 03:46:25 pm
White and Wims seeing the field...hope AM is OK...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 30, 2018, 03:46:57 pm
Rams up 14-0
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 03:51:32 pm
Bears D is really hot right now. Could they be even better than they have been? If so, look out!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 30, 2018, 03:52:56 pm
No kidding. Cousins looks helpless out there...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 04:04:06 pm
Wth was that??? Why did they do that
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 04:06:45 pm
D is looking play off ready.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 30, 2018, 04:09:27 pm
Bears D stomping the Vikings
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 04:13:52 pm
Gotta get Howard going. Don't throw so much
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 04:15:19 pm
Wth guys?? Make it tougher on yourselves, wtf....stupid
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 04:16:35 pm
TWO delay of games in a row??? Not how you go into the playoffs.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 30, 2018, 04:17:08 pm
Wake up Mitchell
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 04:22:44 pm
HOLY cow, what a catch by Gabriel!! Don't get no better than that, wow....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 30, 2018, 04:23:57 pm
Down at the 1.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 04:24:16 pm
Clearly down on the 1, though...not sure what the ref saw there...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 04:27:14 pm
**** Parkey!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 04:27:49 pm
Parkey won't be back next season. How the hell do you miss a PA?? This guy is trash and we need him....sucks
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 30, 2018, 04:27:56 pm
What an idiot
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 04:31:29 pm
Rams up 21-3.  Do the Bears sit the starters for the second half?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 30, 2018, 04:32:08 pm
Every time Parkey misses a kick, my Bears playoffs hopes and dreams seem a little sillier...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JeffH on December 30, 2018, 04:35:19 pm
Are we sure that Parkey understands the rules?  Maybe he thinks that hitting the upright gets more points.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 04:36:35 pm
Tough call, Peke.....tough call. You want to go in to the playoffs with momentum and you may possibly be giving the game to the Queens,so.....but you don't want key players hurt and there are so many key players on the team. Do you want to lose Trevathan? Or Hicks? Or Mack? Floyd? Howard? Trubisky? Sit the entire team? All starters sit?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 04:38:28 pm
Plus if we let the Vikings win and we get them in the playoffs it will likely be a W!


I think I would rather face the Vikings then the Eagles.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 04:48:45 pm
Rams up 28-3 now.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 30, 2018, 04:55:33 pm
I heard the Robbie Gould is a free agent, Pace go and get him for next year, damn the cost, and right your biggest wrong.  I would really really like to end this season with a win, but if they sit everyone, so be it. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 05:02:56 pm
Seriously?? HELL YA get Gould back!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on December 30, 2018, 05:06:31 pm
The Bears should keep Howard.  When he has blocking, he is excellent.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 05:10:09 pm
Terrible call. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 30, 2018, 05:12:31 pm
Even Pirera said it's a bad call
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 30, 2018, 05:12:54 pm
That’s an awful call
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 05:13:41 pm
Horrible call...completely blew any momentum we had...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 05:16:04 pm
Another terrible call!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 05:16:11 pm
That's ANOTHER fking terrible penalty!! WTF!!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 05:16:42 pm
And another garbage call...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 30, 2018, 05:18:19 pm
Akeem Hicks with a sack!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 05:27:32 pm
Bears 13, Vikings 3, Refs 7...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 30, 2018, 05:28:45 pm
Trevathan covering Diggs is never gonna be pretty.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 05:33:12 pm
Gabriel out with a shoulder now?? This ain't good....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 05:40:32 pm
Bellamy should of had that.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 05:47:24 pm
Foles just left the Eagles game hurt...Nate Sudfeld in at QB...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 05:48:17 pm
And why is the score wrong on TV?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 05:48:34 pm
LOL, fixed now...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 05:50:38 pm
I do like me some Javon Wims...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 05:50:46 pm
Howard is quietly having one hell of a game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 05:51:10 pm
TD BEARS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 05:52:00 pm
COHEN!

Could have used that last weekend dammit...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 05:52:28 pm
Not sure I agree with going for 2 here.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 05:52:49 pm
IT"S GOOD!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 30, 2018, 05:53:13 pm
Offense blows right through 3 first round draft pick defenders.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 05:53:30 pm
Vikings look like someone took their lunch money.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 05:53:51 pm
Going for 2...no confidence in Parkey at all...

Trubisky to Kwiatkoski for 2! LOL!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 05:54:34 pm
As bad as Parkey sucks just go for two every time?  And go for it on 4th down inside the 40?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 05:55:19 pm
I still wonder if Kwiatkoski is related to Pauly the Lizard King...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 30, 2018, 05:57:42 pm
Eagles up 24-0.  Send the Vikings home for the playoffs...right here, today.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 30, 2018, 05:59:49 pm
Awesome!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 30, 2018, 06:01:25 pm
Woohoo Amos!

Can't get a first down with Mack and Hicks sitting out.

Great to get that TD on the road in playoff conditions.  Feeling better about Trubisky.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 06:07:16 pm
He made it!

24 -10 Bears!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 30, 2018, 06:08:42 pm
All second string defense now.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 06:09:28 pm
Our 2nd stringers are killing them!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 06:10:41 pm
Bet Cousins is fine with not making the playoffs and having to face us again...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 30, 2018, 06:12:47 pm
I love watching our opponents and their fans suffer.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 30, 2018, 06:13:06 pm
Bears number two D closes it out...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 30, 2018, 06:16:42 pm
How is that not pi
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 06:17:31 pm
It was.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 06:18:31 pm
White could of done a better job trying to come back for it.  If he had they would of had to throw the flag. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on December 30, 2018, 06:20:39 pm
Rookie head coach second year QB in first real season...12-4 record.

Win

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 06:26:18 pm
Great season!

12-4 Kings of the North!

5-1 against division opponents.

Now let's start stacking wins in the playoffs.   

Who knows maybe they win it all!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 06:28:00 pm
Eagles are coming to town. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on December 30, 2018, 06:34:24 pm
Eagles secondary is banged up.  It might be the worst one they faced since the bucs. 

I love that Nagy kept his foot on the Vikings throat and eliminated them this week.  Vikings D players are the current cheap shot leaders in the NFC North. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 06:36:52 pm
Sounds like Foles ribs are just bruised and he will start.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 30, 2018, 06:51:36 pm
So for a minute I thought we were playing the Pack with that bogus penalty.  Thank goodness it all worked out in the end.  Fingers crossed Foles is limited, or better yet out next week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on December 30, 2018, 07:48:13 pm
That's flexing your muscles.. To go to the Vikes and spank 'em, even though they had to have this game to get in. If someone wasn't noticing the Bears before, they are now.. Vikes have the number 3 D.. Some mistakes, but fukk, what a way to end the regular season... To the vikes- Hey Hey Hey.. Good bye!!

If this was the Lovie era, we would've laid down..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 07:59:47 pm
This Bears defense is better then any Bears defense under Lovie IMO.

Lovie's defense had a lot of tunrovers and some awesome games but they always seemed to give up lots of yards and give up the big play way to often.   This defense is flat out dominating.

QB's are running for their lives and RB's are often shut down until it no longer matters.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 30, 2018, 08:19:25 pm
Eagles won't be a pushover. They whipped the Bears last season.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 08:24:29 pm
How in hell is that relevant?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on December 30, 2018, 08:27:32 pm
Congrats to the Chicago Bears for a great regular  season of football, they made it fun for me to watch again. Here's hoping for a great playoff run.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on December 30, 2018, 08:34:43 pm
There was a play where Hicks came up the middle for a sack.  As Hicks broke through the line Delvin Cook was in front of Hicks and literally stepped aside to let Hicks bury Cousins.
I will look for a video of that play.


Too bad Howard only about 50 yards short of 1000.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on December 30, 2018, 08:42:16 pm
Lot's of teams whipped the bears last season.  This season?  Not so much...

The Bears could lose next week but I like our chances.  I don't think anyone wants to come into Soldier Field right now.

No matter who the Bears play their QB is going to be taking hits.  I don't care if it is Foles or Wentz.  Neither is going to be very comfortable in the pocket especially nursing an inury.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on December 30, 2018, 08:42:17 pm
I am sure Foles doesn’t want to see our defense
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 30, 2018, 08:52:51 pm

Bears were 4 point dogs today and will probably only be the obligatory 3 point home team favorites next Sunday night.

Great team victory - everyone had a solid game except for our keeker.

I know we've all wanted more out of our Howard in this offense but he's showing what he can do when he's more a part of the offense and gets a head of steam going.  If he continues this the Bears become more balanced and less dependent on Trubisky having to make so many plays.  I think they like Trubisky making more safe throws and avoiding turnovers.

Now we got to see what's the status of our starting wide receivers for next week,
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on December 30, 2018, 10:22:27 pm
Early line I saw was Bears -7...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 30, 2018, 10:43:58 pm
Fantastic game today. I was wrong and happily so. I was so engrossed in the game I didnt stray to the computer to post. And Long was definitely the right move for the Oline. He definitely was ready to play. He seemed to create holes for Howard.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on December 30, 2018, 10:50:52 pm
Alshon Jeffery returns to Soldier Field, Burton faces his ex-teammates, the Long brothers, Bears facing the super bowl champs, Foles injured ribs, Bears 3 starting wide receivers banged up...should be an interesting week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 30, 2018, 10:58:22 pm
That ought to be an interesting matchup. I wonder if he has diahrea of the mouth about his time as a Bear. Hope our #17 is OK to play next week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on December 31, 2018, 07:06:15 am
https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/bears/bears-fan-starts-gofundme-buy-out-kicker-cody-parkeys-contract

This is great.  gofundme to buy out Parkeys contract!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on December 31, 2018, 07:46:30 am
Most balanced game of the season against a strong defense in a hostile environment, maybe the toughest home field along with the Saints. 

Why not us?!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on December 31, 2018, 11:42:58 am

https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/bears/bears-fan-starts-gofundme-buy-out-kicker-cody-parkeys-contract

This is great.  gofundme to buy out Parkeys contract!


I am sure there are some rich Bear fans who had plenty of spare cash to do that, but I wonder about league rules that might interfere with that scheme. Just think about such a prescedent being started with every team in the league. Ruin cap restrictions.

OTOH, I agree Parkay needs to go
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on December 31, 2018, 11:49:19 am
I wonder where the Gould family will be sitting at the playoff game if they are going.  He'll get plenty of attention if he isn't hiding in a box.

Admitting a $9 million dollar guaranteed mistake is not nearly as bad as firing squad Rick Spielman is facing with his $84 million dollar bet.

I am totally soaking in the negativity in Minneapolis right now.  Haven't felt this great about a win against the Queens since that playoff game 24 years ago.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 31, 2018, 12:28:11 pm
As Robbie Gould keeps kicking away....Gould is the 2nd most accurate kicker in NFL history.

We now know why Washington refused to sign Cousins to a long term deal - he is 4 and 25 against winning teams. He could not complete deep passes yesterday....killer. He was worried about getting hit. Every pass was gone before 2 seconds.

Nick Foles has a rib injury...apply the pressure Fangio!!! I can't think of a more painful injury than ribs - it takes forever to heal. It hurts to breath. IF he plays do you think he wants to get hit? One hit could make it 10 times worse. Try throwing a football with a rib injury. You will only make it worse.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 31, 2018, 12:30:26 pm
As the Eagles prepare to defend their Super Bowl championship in the playoffs, they will do so with a sigh of relief.

Quarterback Nick Foles sustained bruised ribs during Sunday's win over the Redskins but avoided a fracture, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday. The expectation is Foles will be good to start against the third-seeded Bears on Wild Card Weekend.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed later Monday that Foles will start under center in Chicago on Sunday.

Foles sustained the injury in the second half of the Eagles' 24-0 win over the Redskins. The win, coupled with Minnesota's loss to Chicago, has Philly back in the playoffs a year after their Super Bowl triumph.

Foles is the reigning Super Bowl MVP and has won three consecutive starts for Philly since taking over for an injured Carson Wentz.

Foles isn't the only Eagles player dealing with an injury. Pederson said wide receiver Mike Wallace (ankle) is a "long shot" to play this week. Cornerback Sidney Jones (hamstring) also might not play this week.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on December 31, 2018, 12:31:13 pm
I still say sore ribs? That's going to effect you.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on December 31, 2018, 02:29:03 pm
He may have avoided a broken rib, until he gets hit by a Mack truck.  Lets hope the D is in his mind the whole game....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on December 31, 2018, 02:49:07 pm
I definately like the Bears chances in this game, but this is the defending super bowl champ we're playing, not the Queens again. They have the playoff experience. Bears do not.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 01, 2019, 12:19:07 am
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-eddie-jackson-kyle-long-injuries-20181231-story.html

This is about our wounded.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 01, 2019, 09:00:44 am
This is a must read for Bear fans:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-eagles-vikings-observations-20190101-story.html

Even Dallas's lovefest for White will get a boost.

Even my concerns about the Bears lack of postseason experience got a boost
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 01, 2019, 10:16:23 am
Fangio has a couple of HC interviews coming up.

In the past word has it he didn't get further consideration because he was too gruff and outspoken in his interviews.   Hopefully he doesn't get hired away.

Also teams sometimes teams/GM's interview coordinators to get their opinion and analysis of their team for their own benefit without really considering the guy for the job.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 01, 2019, 10:21:31 am
I read the Broncos are one of the teams, and they are bringing back Kubiac to run the O.  Not sure how many studs are left on D, but I hope Vic doesnt make the jump, just as we get the cupboard loaded up with some talent for him to work with....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 01, 2019, 10:49:43 am
I heard that PFF by their formula have Goldman, Amos and Nichols as having the best games last Sunday.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 01, 2019, 12:15:57 pm
Show Fangio some love (money).. I'll be surprised if he gets a head coaching gig but it sounds like Miami is giving him serious consideration..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 01, 2019, 02:11:02 pm
They could also give him the title D Coord/Asst Head Coach, with the pay raise.  Just make it happen Ryan Pace.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 01, 2019, 02:51:20 pm
Miami just fired Gase who came from Chicago as a OC. Tough sell to the public hiring a DC from Chicago.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 01, 2019, 02:53:09 pm
Why?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 01, 2019, 03:29:49 pm
Well that would figure. Bears finally get some success and then, like in 06', Rivera leaves and we never go back. That would be just like the Bears luck....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on January 01, 2019, 06:32:15 pm
He's the best D-coordinator the Bears have had since Ryan, but I ain't worried.  IIRC, the defense outside Callahan and Amos are signed for at least the next 2 years.  There will be options on the outside chance the man gets his opportunity that frankly he deserves.

For me I am just going to sit back and enjoy the playoffs...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 01, 2019, 06:36:07 pm
Yeah, while I want to keep Fangio, I m not biting my fingernails because somebody is looking at him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 01, 2019, 06:50:26 pm
Just adds more urgency to this seasons run. Make the best of the chance you have, and it may be one chance if he leaves...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JeffH on January 01, 2019, 06:50:29 pm
As long as Mel Tucker is not involved, everything will be OK.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 01, 2019, 10:08:02 pm
OR Greg Blaaaaaaaaaaaache
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 02, 2019, 12:21:46 am
Bear/Vikings Highlights.  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNXUwjEO5bY
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on January 02, 2019, 05:22:11 am
Rivera leaving on 06 was self inflicted.  Lovie didn't like the fact that Rivera was getting praise and felt his job was going to be threatened.  So he got rid of him.  Career ending move for Lovie.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 02, 2019, 08:06:14 am
I hope the Bears are not looking past the Eagles to the Rams in LA.  That would be a huge mistake.  Lets keep it one game at a time and let everything take care of itself.  We need another Club Dub party this coming sunday.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 02, 2019, 10:01:12 am

Fangio doesn't come across as having a dynamic energetic personality.  In interviews he's not very colorful - pretty much meat and potatoes.  He'll not appeal to some GMs HOWEVER, with all the openings out there he just has to appeal to ONE GM and that's all she wrote.

He'll be a HC like Nagy in that he'll run the team and the defense but totally turn over anything relating to offense to his OC.   The other problem is that he could take a few assistants with him not to mention getting distracted from focusing on the Eagles this weekend and the Rams after that.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on January 02, 2019, 01:18:08 pm
I don't believe the team will look past the Eagles, Nagy has done a great job in keeping them focused.  The one game you could make a case for is the Giants game, but this is the playoffs - I just don't see it happening.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 02, 2019, 01:26:19 pm
I feel pretty good about the Eagles game.  Bears have been tough at home.  I like our chances.  When they have to go on the road is when I will worry. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 02, 2019, 03:25:04 pm

NBC Sports 11:47am 1/2/2018

...

The Bears' wide reciever corps -- a unit that's particularly banged up after injuries to Allen Robinson (ribs), Taylor Gabriel (ribs) and Anthony Miller (shoulder) -- are all still considered day-to-day. Robinson has been out since the Bears' win in San Fransisco on December 23rd, while Gabriel and Miller suffered their injuries in the season finale in Minnesota.

"They're in a good spot with us" the head coach added. "... I do feel good with where they're at right now."

Nagy had slightly more to say about safety Eddie Jackson, who's been out since spraining his ankle on the NFC North title-clinching interception against Green Bay. Jackson will test the ankle today at practice, but is still considered day-to-day as well.

"For him, it's one of those deals where I have to make sure what he's telling us and where he's at physically," Nagy said. "We'll test it today and get an idea practice-wise or whatnot and then just go day by day. If he's in a good spot and he can go then we'll do that, and if he's not then we'll have to make that decision."

There was no explicit update on Aaron Lynch, who also remains day-to-day with an elbow sprain.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on January 03, 2019, 05:22:15 am
I feel wary about Miller.  What causes that shoulder to pop?  He wasn't touched when he went down with the injury, literally just running with the ball.  He actually dropped the ball as he reached the sideline and at first I thought his injury was wear the point of the ball went into his groin - ouch!  That left a big hole on our team this past Sunday, and either they need to figure a way out to strap it in better, or sit him in favor of Wims/White.  The Eagles secondary is said to be there weakness, I think either of those big bodies will be a good choice versus someone who might go down at any time just running around.


The future is bright for Miller, but is he our best choice right now?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 03, 2019, 09:47:18 am

I saw the injury report late afternoon yesterday - all 3 of the injured wideouts were in full practice status.   Bears will still need to dress an extra receiver(s) for Sunday.

I believe Wims is a backup for Miller's slot spot and White is the backup for Gabriel.

As for Eddie Jackson, I think they were hesitant to practice him because of the slippery practice conditions and decided to give him an extra day to heal.   I think Lynch is pretty much out.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 03, 2019, 11:09:18 am
I do not think Eddie is going to play. Bush has been OK - one bad penalty in the Vikes game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on January 03, 2019, 11:38:02 am
But fast Eddie is a difference maker back there, we’ll miss him. We need to make it hard for Foles to breathe and put him in the dirt often. I look for them to try to dunk and dunk to get the ball out quickly.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 03, 2019, 11:47:09 am
Jackson told the media he expects to play
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 03, 2019, 12:25:12 pm
I read somewhere that Foles is real good at avoiding pressure, like he has been sacked half as many times as Wentz on a per game basis.  Need to even that up this Sunday please.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 03, 2019, 12:30:59 pm
Gimpy Jackson vs healthy Bush ?

Foles must have a quicker release and is very accurate - he's just not very mobile.

Trubisky had 3 runs against the Vikes - all scrambles.  Trubisky will probably have designed runs this weekend.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 03, 2019, 01:02:01 pm
Someone here said Jackson is in week 3 of 4 week injury.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 03, 2019, 01:03:12 pm
Hub Arkush noted the Eagles OL was pretty weak earlier in the season and had injuries especially to the tackles.
Since they're healthier now he says it's the "best line thjey'll face since the Rams and we know how that turned out."

Foles will be under pressure and hit often.  They don't have much of a running game and I don't think they'll score a lot.

The Eagles are without 3 starters in their DB.  Hopefully the Bears can exploit that because their front 7 is really good and stops the run well.
Unfortunately downfild passing has not been a strength so I look for a low scoring nail biter Sunday.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 03, 2019, 01:09:36 pm
Low scoring nail biter is ok, as long as the good guys come out on top. ;)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 03, 2019, 01:26:39 pm

Bears on defense.  Eagles don't run well (28th) and the Bears are the best in the league against the run.   Eagles are 7th in passing Bears are 7th in stopping the pass.  So about even, with Bears getting a slight advantage because of Philly not being balanced offensively.

Bears on offense.   Bears passing is the weakest phase of their game offensively/defensively.  But the Eagles are 30th against the pass which helps the Bears quite a bit.  Eagles are very good against the run (7th) Bears 11th but lately been on the upswing.

Special teams.  I'd guess that the only advantage the Bears have is with Cohen on punt returns.  Hopefully he'll be busy.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 03, 2019, 01:29:10 pm
I think the Bears win by 10 or more.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on January 03, 2019, 01:41:43 pm
FWIW, both Hub and Weiderer are fairly optimistic that Eddie gives it a go on Sunday.  Probably a limited session on Friday or Saturday would be a good indicator.  The Bears are just being very cautious.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 03, 2019, 02:21:08 pm
I'm pretty nervous about this game. Too many even on here are overlooking them. This won't be a cakewalk. They're the defending champs and they got there by being overlooked, much like this season. They clocked the Bears 31-3 last season.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 03, 2019, 02:51:06 pm
Me too. The Eagles run game does not scare me. What scares me is Ertz, Jeffery, Tate, Agholor.

Although The Queens have: Thielen, Diggs, Rudolph, Treadwell - and we contained them. And the Queens have a better run game.

So - is Foles better than Cousins? And how are Foles ribs?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 03, 2019, 03:12:21 pm
Last season means exactly jack ****.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 03, 2019, 03:14:06 pm
It's a playoff game - the Bears will be facing a playoff team.  It ain't going to be easy no matter the opponent (well maybe except for the Vikings).

The Eagles are pretty much the same team that won the Super Bow with the exception of their defensive backfield where they may be starting 3 backups...one of which may be ex-Bear Crevon LeBlanc.  A fiesty slot guy with little deep speed....he can be beat deep.

Eagles are playing down Foles injured ribs...heh heh.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 03, 2019, 03:53:28 pm
A couple crunches and foles will have trouble breathing much less throwing a ball. I see these guys getting better and better. Look, even if they lose its been a much better year than I thought
it would be.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 03, 2019, 04:04:47 pm
Anything ribs is painful and hard to recover from. You can have trouble breathing. The guy could not return to the game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 03, 2019, 05:47:18 pm
Coughing, laughing, sneezing, breathing...they all hurt with bruised/busted ribs...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 03, 2019, 06:21:18 pm
He had a full practice today and thinks he's fine.

Untill he takes a couple of hard hits by Hicks and Mack that is.  Then I doubt he'll be throwing many long passes.

I HATE Eagles fans.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on January 04, 2019, 06:11:24 am
Unless Pederson has something new up his sleeve, the Eagles are who they are with Foles.  No running game, which plays to our strength.  Abandon the run and let our front 7 batter your offensive line and push them back into Foles.  Hold the ball 2.5 ticks to allow the deep pass to develop and feel the pressure.  I know this is the Eagles and I know they beat us last year and are the returning champs and Foles is the wonderboy… but not this year.  The Giants beat us with a solid running attack, a pick 6, and a trick play.  The Dolphins beat us with a running attack, spreading the defense out, and withering heat.  Green Bay and New England beat us before we knew who we were.

The Eagles march was all in Philly last year.  The Eagles are on the road, and Soldier will be rocking.  I honestly feel we are going to steamroll the Eagles and take it on the road to LA.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on January 04, 2019, 07:51:44 am
Look, even if they lose its been a much better year than I thought it would be.

I would have agreed with you a month ago.  But TBH if the Bears are not prepping for the Rams on Monday, I will be royally pissed.  I expect a win and it will not depend on a late f*cking FG attempt by Sparky.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 04, 2019, 08:03:57 am
They need to hit Foles early and often and very HARD.  Is Foles better than Cousins?  Maybe, but Cousins was crapping his pants and afraid in that last game.  We need to make sure Foles ends up the same way.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on January 04, 2019, 08:04:51 am
Miller is a badass...

Miller acknowledged his left shoulder completely dislocated during Sunday’s game against the Vikings.

“The shoulder came all the way out, so I had to pop it back in,” he said. “I’ve had to do that on numerous occasions this season.”

That’s a good indication Miller will have postseason surgery to stabilize his shoulder. For now, though, he’ll continue to wear the harness he has worn most of his rookie season.

“It’s not going to do anything different from what I’ve been doing,” he said. “I haven’t been 100 percent all season. I’ve still been managing to make plays and do my part for the team. That’s what I’m going to continue to try to do."
https://zippy.gfycat.com/BeautifulSlightFrillneckedlizard.webm"
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 04, 2019, 10:01:27 am
Unless Pederson has something new up his sleeve, the Eagles are who they are with Foles.  No running game, which plays to our strength.  Abandon the run and let our front 7 batter your offensive line and push them back into Foles.  Hold the ball 2.5 ticks to allow the deep pass to develop and feel the pressure.  I know this is the Eagles and I know they beat us last year and are the returning champs and Foles is the wonderboy… but not this year.  The Giants beat us with a solid running attack, a pick 6, and a trick play.  The Dolphins beat us with a running attack, spreading the defense out, and withering heat.  Green Bay and New England beat us before we knew who we were.

The Eagles march was all in Philly last year.  The Eagles are on the road, and Soldier will be rocking.  I honestly feel we are going to steamroll the Eagles and take it on the road to LA.

The Pats beat us on a blocked punt and 90+ yard kick off return.  The Pack beat us because Rodgers...was who we thought he was and we let him off the hook!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 04, 2019, 11:20:08 am
Ain't that the truth. Two very winnable games..

Power rankings have us at #2 for a reason. We have a good team. Can we be beat? Anyone can be beat on any given day. Eagles are tough.. My bet is we're tougher.. Eagles have good wideouts, but can their O line handle our D line? That's the question.. And Pederson's no dumbass.. Though I will say. As the season has progressed, so has Nagy..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 04, 2019, 11:33:29 am
Something else. You know all these gimicky plays that Nagy tries and we all **** about? I'd be willing to bet that somewhere that is going to payoff big. Although I would rather not see us try some of that ****.. LOL

Run Howard, pound the ball. Give me a 26 play drive for a touchdown leaving Foles on the bench to watch. Eagles have the 23rd rank defense. We just beat a top 5 D.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on January 04, 2019, 12:01:00 pm
 Grizz do you think maybe we lost to the Giants because Chase Daniels was QB more than their run game. That  friggin guy has no where with all to sense pressure or the athleticism to escape and extend the play and make positive yardage. With Trubisky we would have beat the Giants hands down.With the 4 losses we sustained we lost by a total of 14 pts and two of those were in OT. and the Pats 7pt. win was nearly overcome by a last second hail mary. I would say this team has risen to the top of the league. I don't see any team we can't beat if healthy. I won't say we'll win it all,but,no one better take us lightly at their own peril. I'll predict a fairly low scoring victory this week against the Eagles in the line of 17 - 10. There I said it and I'm glad!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 04, 2019, 12:53:14 pm
We lost the Giants game because Daniel was rattled - the Giants DC said we had film on him after his first game and we knew how to rattle him.

We actually could have won every game this season....GB game. Miami game the NFL and Miami made the Bears stand on the sidelines in in 105 degree heat. The New England game we had kickoff return against us for a TD - you F-ing kicker can't kick it into the endzone? Plus that same game we had a blocked punt for a TD
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on January 04, 2019, 01:12:58 pm
 I agree beerfan. We could just as easily be 16-0. I'll say early on we lost to GB because we lacked a culture of winning. Do not take your foot off the throat of your beaten opponent. I think now maybe the team and Nagy understands that. Play to win not to lose. It never worked for us before. The only thing prevent strategy prevents is a victory. Go Bears!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on January 04, 2019, 01:17:07 pm
I’m wondering how good this O can be with another offseason together. I think they are just scratching the surface.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 04, 2019, 01:56:44 pm

Assuming Trubisky is the real deal - I think the offense could add a deep threat WR, a complete running back, and another offensive lineman.  But I think they can win with the current talent base offensively but offense still ranked 21st.

BTW, Mack, Fuller and Jackson were just voted all-pros.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 04, 2019, 03:35:15 pm
Like all the optimism here and yeah, No.2 for a reason I'd agree. The biggest factors I see complicating things is lack of having been there, done that. Pressure of the game could get to them. Perhaps too much success too fast? This team looked like the reincarnation of the 85 team in that first game first half against the Pack, then they blew it. Youth and inexperience are perhaps what could derail them. But honestly....my issue is I'm afraid to hope. Having been let down so often by this team, I'm nervous.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 04, 2019, 03:43:33 pm
Me too.....very nervous.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 04, 2019, 05:33:16 pm
Been 8 years since we've been in the playoffs. Lost to the Pack in the championship game... So it's easy to understand the apprehension. The eagles are playing good ball right now, but so are the Bears. There would be a lot more talk about Superbowl if they had the "experience"..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on January 04, 2019, 05:43:25 pm
I think we beat the Eagles at home, but lose on the road to the Rams.  It will be our youth and the fact we do not play very well on the road.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 04, 2019, 06:10:11 pm
Eddie Jackson is a game time decision.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 04, 2019, 11:38:06 pm
Been 8 years since we've been in the playoffs. Lost to the Pack in the championship game... So it's easy to understand the apprehension. The eagles are playing good ball right now, but so are the Bears. There would be a lot more talk about Superbowl if they had the "experience"..

Experience is over rated.  Talent wins the games.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 05, 2019, 09:04:57 am
Jackson practiced

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2019/01/03/chicago-bears-injury-report-eddie-jackson-nfl-playoffs-eagles-wild-card/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on January 05, 2019, 09:06:48 am
Experience is over rated.  Talent wins the games.

But when talent is close to even, experience usually wins.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Bears4Ever on January 05, 2019, 09:26:50 am
Coaching is THE force multiplier. It takes talent and utilizes it better (see Fangio the way he's using Mack, Roquan et  al. and Nagy's use of Cohen)....

One thing that I always loved about football is that it is a true team game. Ten guys on the field can do their job perfectly but if one does not that one can be the reason a play (and season) fails.

What excites me so much about this team (above the fact that they have a pulse and are genuinely interesting) is that they really seem to be playing for EACH OTHER as much as themselves. A good example is look at when a player who outside of Chicago goes out and has a good play (Bellamy, McManus) and EVERYONE is patting them on the back on the sideline and just enjoying the moment. Its happened multiple times this season and is a good indicator of where this team locker room is....

They do not know how good they can be (yet). The best is yet to come........


Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 05, 2019, 11:23:42 am
Experience is over rated.  Talent wins the games.

Big part of me agrees.. But another part knows that the playoffs seem to speed up a notch and become a bit more intense. With that said, this is the best I've felt about football in Chicago in a long time..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 05, 2019, 11:25:48 am
Playoff Football is the best... I love March madness,,, but it doesn't get any better than this (unless we lose, LOL)
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 05, 2019, 04:15:57 pm
I love Bears playoff games...but it's nerve racking.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 05, 2019, 04:30:03 pm
It’s the only pro playoffs where it’s one and done...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 07:28:41 am
Trey Burton groin injury, wth???  We are going to need ALL of our weapons to win today....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 06, 2019, 09:05:48 am
Beardown my friends! Today is the day!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 11:21:54 am
It’s the only pro playoffs where it’s one and done...

Only if you lose..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 11:27:05 am
Waiting is the hardest part.  Cant start drinking beer too soon or I wont remember the game.  lol.  Bear down and lets hope for a great outcome!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 11:30:15 am
It was a week ago I said Eagles are the team I didn't want to see, but here we are. Foles is like the rest, rough him up, and often.. The only scenario that I would be surprised with is if we get spanked. Anything else won't surprise me.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 06, 2019, 11:37:47 am
Yep. Eagle have a lot of GREAT football players: Cox, Foles, Jeffery, Ertz + others

The area we need to exploit are their corners. Two backups. I heard one analyst say he does not like either corner. Eagles secondary is missing 3 starters.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 06, 2019, 11:51:35 am
I guess Corey Graham is back so only 2 corners out.

Just heard the Eagles are regarded as having a good run defense because they average only allowing 97 yards.

However they average giving up 4.7 yards per carry and teams running the ball at least 20 times have beaten the eagles every time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 12:19:30 pm
Ravens are determined to give the ball away.  Geez!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 12:19:52 pm
3 fumbles in two possessions.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 01:32:19 pm
Not looking good for the Ravens, and that doesnt bother me at all. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 06, 2019, 01:51:46 pm
Is Corey Graham considered a starter? Then there is the french man Craven LebLanc. Wasn't Deiondre' Hall a Bear

3 ex Bears
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on January 06, 2019, 02:17:56 pm
Burton, White and Wims are inactive

Jackson is active
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 02:18:59 pm
Trey Burton inactive today, Eddie Jackson IS active. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 02:27:02 pm
Hopefully Shaheen has a big day.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 02:34:52 pm
Hopefully the bears have a good day.  I hate watching games
Drinking coffee. Watching the  blowing up of the entire
Raven  organization before my eyes. Horrible play by Jackson
And flacco rots on the bench. Awful
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 03:06:42 pm
Really hurts to not have Burton.. WTF?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 06, 2019, 03:09:18 pm
I bought my victory pizza so I have confidence the Bears win
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 03:13:19 pm
GO BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 03:16:52 pm
wound up tighter than a $2 watch.  Chargers letting the Ravens back in it.  They just might pull it off.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 03:23:10 pm
Should be a good game the Pats vs the Chargers.  Hoping for a super boring Bears win now please.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 03:31:27 pm
I can't believe at my age I'm as wound up as I am over a stupid game..... but I am. I guess some things never do change. GO BEARS!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 03:33:12 pm
If the Bears take care of the ball and don't turn it over they win easily.

If they throw INT's and fumble more then once they will be in a close one.

I think they win by two scores.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on January 06, 2019, 03:33:16 pm
GO BEARSSS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on January 06, 2019, 03:39:15 pm
 I like the Bears chances also,but,they're gonna need one of the backup TEs to step up. Go Bears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 03:46:59 pm
Right down the field. Not good
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 03:47:07 pm
Floyd!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 03:49:46 pm
D gave up some big chunks of yardage on that opening drive..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 03:50:53 pm
these 2 coaches know each other.  down 3 already
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 03:58:42 pm
This is not going good...not liking the feel of this
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:03:32 pm
Have to hold them here
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 04:08:43 pm
this is starting to scream clusterf uck
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 04:09:19 pm
Need a QB that can make plays.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:10:08 pm
Excellent field position and nothing. Terrible... This could get away from them if they don't get something on the board soon.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on January 06, 2019, 04:12:43 pm
Holding in the end zone!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:13:20 pm
WTF?  Terrible spot!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 06, 2019, 04:13:38 pm
Get 33 out of the f'ing game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 04:14:15 pm
WTF kind of spot was that?!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 04:15:20 pm
hope nobody bet the mortgage payment.  right down the field again.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:15:49 pm
Man, what did I say about this game?!? Not going good here
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:16:16 pm
Looks like the league wants the Philly Cinderella story.

D is going to have to make a statement and not let the refs decide it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on January 06, 2019, 04:17:04 pm
Why do I have an irrational hatred of the traitor alshon Jeffrey?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:17:10 pm
Not looking good
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:17:44 pm
Why do I have an irrational hatred of the traitor alshon Jeffrey?

Agree!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:18:00 pm
How do they leave Jeffery open like that?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:18:28 pm
Crowd needs to make some fricking noise!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:18:38 pm
There we go!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:18:57 pm
Down by contact.. Fukk!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 04:19:41 pm
every play bears will get f ucked in the ass
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:20:03 pm
This is looking terrible!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:20:24 pm
Nice!!! Now friggin make something of it!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:21:09 pm
Another terrible play call...wth
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 04:21:28 pm
Conservative play-calling with a mediocre QB is a real recipe for championships. God, we could've had Mahomes.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:21:46 pm
Why throw the ball to a place where they can't get a first down
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 04:21:56 pm
bears can't even get a first down
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:22:38 pm
Yes
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 04:22:56 pm
So much for the ref conspiracy.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:23:02 pm
Clusterf of a offense. Need to move the ball!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:23:19 pm
Need a TD here..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 06, 2019, 04:23:50 pm
Conservative play-calling with a mediocre QB is a real recipe for championships. God, we could've had Mahomes.

Yeah well 31 teams can say that.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:23:59 pm
He went hands to the face TWICE and after the play right in front of the ref.  Pretty much have to call it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:24:26 pm
In FG range if we had a reliable kicker...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on January 06, 2019, 04:25:33 pm
Nagy needs to RUN THE BALL
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 04:25:50 pm
Yeah well 31 teams can say that.

31 teams passed on Mahomes?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:26:08 pm
Eagles D is Dm good...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:26:08 pm
Now mitch is hurt
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:26:39 pm
3-3
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:26:49 pm
3-3!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on January 06, 2019, 04:30:29 pm
Jordan Howard 3 attempts for 12 yards.  That will not win championships.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:32:00 pm
Foles has floated a couple balls, they should be int
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:33:59 pm
Foles making us look like a **** team
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:34:37 pm
He is like Rodgers just throws it up and somehow they come down with it no matter what.  WTF?


How does Tate hold onto that?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 04:35:02 pm
bears going down if something doesn't change fast. getting beat on both sides of the ball.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:35:41 pm
Eagles making some crazy plays. This is a playoff tested team and yeah, it f'ing matters...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 06, 2019, 04:35:51 pm
Foles is pn fire.  Need a better pass rush
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:37:37 pm
Mack needs to earn his check here....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:37:53 pm
There we go!

He was going to throw one sooner or later.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:37:56 pm
int
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:38:15 pm
You can't keep throwing as your getting hit and keep getting lucky.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:38:32 pm
One of those floaters had to get picked
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:39:32 pm
Needed that badly...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:41:23 pm
He was out of bounds!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:42:06 pm
One foot down.  Challenge it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 04:42:19 pm
incomplete
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:42:35 pm
I saw that in real speed.  How the ref called that a catch I'll never know.  He was right there.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 04:43:11 pm
How much did they give up to get Trubisky?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:43:15 pm
Trubisky has to be smarter then that though!

We are missing Burton.  We need a TE going up the middle.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:44:24 pm
Fricking Trubisky!! I'm hating these play calls. Howard is north south so they run him wide. They need to pound him up the middle!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 04:46:04 pm
f uck. out of bounds
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:46:27 pm
Nice punt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:46:36 pm
Another terrible throw by Tru. Fk...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 04:46:58 pm
Has Trubisky kept a pass in bounds all year on those deep outs to the sideline?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:47:55 pm
I'll be very surprised if they win this...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:48:41 pm
Agree, Chris. He has done that several times. Ridiculous
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 04:49:46 pm
Bears hanging on by fingernails.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:50:04 pm
Finally a Eagles punt
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:51:34 pm
Offense is looking totally inept
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:52:41 pm
Not sure why they aren't pounding Howard. Need to get him going
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 04:53:14 pm
D starting to tighten up. But once again we're getting fukked by our QB play
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:53:33 pm
Not sure why they give Mizzel so many snaps.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 04:54:27 pm
philly coach and Nagy were on the same staff. Doug knows Matt
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:55:00 pm
Finally hitting the middle of the field.  Been open all day.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:57:05 pm
Nice!  We needed that. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:57:49 pm
DAMN!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 04:57:59 pm
Aaand they give it to Cunningham WHY?? Stupid
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 04:59:32 pm
We need at least 3 before the half.  Then we get the ball second half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:00:16 pm
Helluva catch by Miller. Just couldn't hang on...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 05:00:28 pm
Incredible play by Leblanc. Remember that one.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:01:13 pm
No way they give the  Bears the ball there?  Is there?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:01:37 pm
WOW!

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:02:05 pm
LOL
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:02:37 pm
This is too funny lol
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:02:43 pm
Now they say incomplete.

Wrong call techinically.  But the right call in the real world.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 05:02:54 pm
What a clusterfuck.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:03:00 pm
First down!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:03:42 pm
W T H? Should be Bears ball
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 05:05:15 pm
Another INT Trubisky's lucky not to have.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:05:26 pm
TRU! Knock it off!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:06:01 pm
Kick the field goal take a 6-3 lead into the half.

We get the ball to start the half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:06:22 pm
Good grief... Get the lead at least
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 05:06:33 pm
hold your breath
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 05:06:54 pm
You two should get a room...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on January 06, 2019, 05:07:19 pm
Crazy to watch football 50 plus years and have a call you have never seen affect the first playoff game in eight years...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:07:30 pm
6-3 BEARS!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:07:55 pm
Smart TO by Beagles. Parkey is as shaky as they come
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:08:27 pm
I stand by my pre-game prediction.  The Bears win by two scores when it is all said and done.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 05:08:43 pm
Dear God that was awful on the offense
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on January 06, 2019, 05:09:26 pm
Parkey always looks like he’s about to break into a million shards of glass.  Or a smoking pile of dust.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on January 06, 2019, 05:10:21 pm
Howard 5 attempts for 25 yards.  5 yard average.


Why are we not pounding Howard up the middle??
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:12:52 pm
Run Howard up the middle and attack the middle of the field passing.  That is the key to success against this defense.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 05:13:11 pm
Twelve of those yards were on that last draw when the Eagles weren't worried about the run.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 05:13:28 pm
Ok we got screwed on that Miller pass to the 5.  Thanks refs for not calling a catch a catch. 

And I am so pisssed at Trey Burton.  First he tells Nagy he isnt "comfortable" running the Philly Special, then he "mysteriously" gets a groin injury the night before we play them?  NFW, he is a pusssy and I am really ticked.  And put me down for wanting to see Mack earn his pay.  He usually shows up in the big games, but he has done nothing so far.  Lets hope he is saving it up for the second half.  Hit Foles, and PLEASE hit him hard. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:13:43 pm
Exactly. Gotta run him to tire the D out. Need to get Howard the ball coming out of the half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 05:14:55 pm
And so much for having Jackson available, since we are not playing him.  If he isnt ready I understand, but still.  I dont have a good feeling about the rest of this game.  Just saying.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:15:50 pm
Same feelings about Burton.  Something about both those deals rubs me the wrong way.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 05:16:06 pm
And put me down for running Howard, and then run him some more.  Get him 20+ carries in the second half please.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:16:25 pm
I think Jackson is active to play in case his back up gets hurt.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 05:16:48 pm
Fucck Trey Burton, put me down for saying it right now....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:17:38 pm
Take it right down the field for a TD and never look back!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:17:49 pm
GO BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 05:19:08 pm
I am f ucking sick of "mystery" injuries. And having to rely on that kicker to win is a death sentence at some point.
Foles needs to get his ass crunched up but good.  Get to work 52!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 06, 2019, 05:23:09 pm
Hoping for a super boring Bears win now please.

Nailed it.

Wierdest play was the Miller/non catch that was a catch play.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 06, 2019, 05:24:12 pm
Foles looks like he made a miraculous recovery.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:24:53 pm
Keep stacking first downs!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:28:10 pm
Another wasted drive...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:30:16 pm
Going to be the D that wins this, if they do...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:32:09 pm
****!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:32:24 pm
Stupid!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 05:33:00 pm
stupid penalty.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 05:33:55 pm
I hate what the league has become.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 05:34:27 pm
come on d!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on January 06, 2019, 05:35:35 pm
So I guess tackling Mack is ok?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:36:36 pm
Pfffft!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:36:56 pm
Terrible call!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on January 06, 2019, 05:37:41 pm
BULLSHIT... D-Line getting mugged and no flags!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 05:37:53 pm
oh for God sakes !
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:37:56 pm
I'm out....they're going to blow this game....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:38:46 pm
Think I said to beware of the Eagles.....now, you see why....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 05:38:47 pm
Good.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:39:06 pm
Are we playing Green Bay?  They can hold our D-line and if there is hand fighting it is PI?  But only for them?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 05:39:12 pm
Fk yerself, dave....like you always do....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 05:39:17 pm
We have to get more pressure on Foles. He has entirely too much time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on January 06, 2019, 05:39:27 pm
Foles magic my ass.  Getting jobbed left and right here.  Bears need to step up.  This team is beatable
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 05:39:43 pm
Could see that comng a miled away.  Philly in the superbowl of course. shi t calls and tackling the bear defense.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:39:53 pm
Not sure why we aren't lining up Mack on the other side from time to time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 05:39:58 pm
Eat a dick, “sporty”...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:42:09 pm
Why no flag.  He was there before the ball.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 05:42:34 pm
Seriously? No flag there?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:43:31 pm
Shaheen is the softest TE I have ever seen.  He always goes down like a butterfly.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 05:44:45 pm
I've moved past pissed on to enraged. the nfl can blow me.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:44:57 pm
Twice now he has killed drives by not getting a first down when it was there for the taking.

All he had to do was not jump.  Just barrel through the DB. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 05:44:59 pm
Need a 3 and out here to win back the field position battle...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on January 06, 2019, 05:45:21 pm
I don’t know how that wasn’t pass interference
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:45:58 pm
Not letting it ruin my day.  1 I still think we win and 2 if they don't we still have a very bright future.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 05:50:12 pm
Philly WRs looking for a flag on every play...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 05:51:36 pm
Who here would not have been satisfied with this team hosting a playoff game before the season started?

The future is bright.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:51:45 pm
Why wouldn't they?  They were getting them earlier for nothing.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 05:53:09 pm
Team ain't going anywhere in the future unless Trubisky starts earning that #2 pick cred. The days of "managing" your way to a title are over.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 05:53:49 pm
BOOM!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 05:54:16 pm
BTW, Howard has 7 carries for 19 yards outside of the 12-yd draw the Eagles didn't care about.

Go draft Jacobs.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 05:56:13 pm
Can't get enough of those dump passes that go nowhere.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on January 06, 2019, 05:59:49 pm
 Nagy's being outcoached!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:09:38 pm
TD BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:10:08 pm
Who is being out coached?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 06:10:18 pm
Great dump passes that drive!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 06:10:39 pm
BEARSSSSS!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 06:11:38 pm
LOL

The Bears finally make a few non-conservative plays and nice throws and the sarcasm comes out. That should be directed at the coach.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:13:05 pm
The play to Bellamy was a total set up.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on January 06, 2019, 06:13:12 pm
Three big time throws by Mitch on that drive...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:13:47 pm
Over and over he blocked for the pass to the WR screen.  Trubisky pump fakes and Bellamy heads up field wide open.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 06:14:45 pm
I gotta wonder if the bears have been setting this up all game .  I don't claim to be a coach at all, but if the bears
done it, the eagles will to. C'mon guys!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 06:18:25 pm
3 man rush on 3rd and 10?

Come on Vic!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:19:40 pm
DA BEARS!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 06:19:46 pm
Yes sir!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 06, 2019, 06:21:26 pm
Foles is begging to get intercepted again.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:22:16 pm
He likes to just throw them up and hope his WR comes down with them.

It was working in the first half for him and got him some BS PI calls.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:25:06 pm
Why did Cohen run out of bounds?

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:25:38 pm
Great our punter shanks it.

This game!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:26:07 pm
LET'S GO D!!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 06:26:40 pm
terrible punt. bears f ucked
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:28:22 pm
See how their TE fights for yards.  Ours never do that.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 06:28:27 pm
Ugh! Wrap up!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 06:29:27 pm
right down the field . 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 06:30:32 pm
they get a td bears down 2. they aint goin for a fg
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 06:36:16 pm
Here we go!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on January 06, 2019, 06:36:26 pm
Well, the season comes down to just this one play.  Stop them and you win.  Fail to stop them and you lose.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 06:38:01 pm
Damn...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on January 06, 2019, 06:38:17 pm
A good season for a team that was supposed to go nowhere.  The best is yet to come.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 06:39:32 pm
it will come down to the  bear kicker
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 06:40:49 pm
That assumes Mr. #2 can get them down the field.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 06, 2019, 06:41:44 pm
Nagy screwed up not calling another time out that series.1
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 06:47:27 pm
told ya.  God help all bear fans
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 06:47:42 pm
Again...here we go...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 06:48:52 pm
earn yur pay kid
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 06, 2019, 06:50:09 pm
Of course
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 06:50:41 pm
Get an offense.

And a coach.

Kicker would help too.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:51:02 pm
**** Parkey!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:51:24 pm
Chris go **** yourself your trolling piece of ****!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 06:52:17 pm
Pekin, you represent too many football fans too well. Overly emotional, not bright, big-mouthed.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 06:52:40 pm
Go take your frustration out on your wife, not me.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:52:48 pm
Poor Parkey is going to get his ass kicked in every bar he ever goes to in Chicago.  He better hope they cut him so he can get out of town.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: 46 on January 06, 2019, 06:53:11 pm
We all knew it would happen been saying it all year
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest77 on January 06, 2019, 06:53:26 pm
Lost on a Double Doink.  Helluva way to go out. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:54:08 pm
My wife is just fine and so am I. 

I unlike you do not troll other teams boards to get some high from putting others down.

The fact you do this to find joy in your pathetic life says way more about you then it does about anyone being frustrated with their teams loss.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 06:54:19 pm
Fuucking Parkey just cost us a chance to move on in the playoffs.  Mother Fuucker.  Pace, whatever it takes, cut Parkey and sign Gould back. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:54:27 pm
Bears win it all next year.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 06:56:03 pm
Feel free to back your troll claim, Pekin. You said something stupid. Again, go direct your anger elsewhere. Maybe the refs for a change...or the millionth time.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 06:57:39 pm
Sadly, not surprised. That suckers been doing that all season and we knew we couldn't count on him in the playoffs. Number one need next year-a reliable kicker. Get Gould back
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 06:58:18 pm
You are a troll you came here dissing the Bears the entire game.

Who does that?  You aren't a Bears fan.  Are you even a football fan?


Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 07:00:19 pm
Wrong on all fronts, Pekin. Just stop while you're behind.

The Bears pi-ssed away this game. You wanna argue against that, or go with the troll malarky again?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 07:02:56 pm
I will never take back the fact you are a troll.





Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 06, 2019, 07:03:45 pm
****...Parkey. One job - and that is to make kicks.

I felt the D was off and little pass rush. I felt Nagy put too much confidence in the D.

Nagy's play calling on O was off.

That 2 point conversion miss by the Bears was .
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 07:03:54 pm
Bears lost because they have a terrible kicker.

I actually told my wife they will drive down the field and he will miss it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on January 06, 2019, 07:05:52 pm
Dang,

Kinda laughed cause it hurt so much.

We all knew Parkey would lose the playoffs for us, just did not think the first round at home.

Eagles played well.  However I do think our offensive playacting was a bit overthought.  Same as the KC playoff game loss last year.

Nagy really needs to learn how to wear a defense down with a RB.  Maybe Howard is not the guy, but we better find someone who is that guy.  Because if it just the coach's preference to call passing plays, we will never win the SuperBowl.

Mack played poorly this game.  Hick's and Trevathan our the defensive MVP's. 

We have no 1st or 2nd round pick in draft and our cap space is not overwhelmingly great.  We better win it all next year, otherwise our window may not be as big as some think.

Draft K in the 7th!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: guest118 on January 06, 2019, 07:06:40 pm
We all knew he would miss it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 07:07:18 pm
This shouldn't have come down to a kick. Our offense sucked, and where the hell was Mack? I'm not surprised after seeing the way this team came out to start the game. Our offense was really bad especially the first 3 quarters. Mostly I'm disappointed in our D, they let us down when we needed them at the end. If they don't cut Parkey tomorrow then they all need to be shot..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 07:07:45 pm
We all knew he would miss it.
Yep! Only a homer thought otherwise
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on January 06, 2019, 07:08:00 pm
My 13 year old son cried.  I laughed.  Glad I am not Parkey.  He is not sleeping tonight.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 07:09:35 pm
For Parkey's sake I hope he is cut.

Seriously. 

I fear for his well being.  Dude needs to get the **** out of town. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 06, 2019, 07:10:34 pm
I hope this ends the Parkay tenure
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Chris27 on January 06, 2019, 07:10:46 pm
The offense was always going to be this team's downfall. You can't win with just defense anymore. Trubisky isn't very good at the moment and there is no running game. Plus, the coaching staff plays conservative football in an era of high-powered offense.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: JeffH on January 06, 2019, 07:11:10 pm
I hope this ends the Parkay tenure

You spelled "torture" wrong.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 06, 2019, 07:12:43 pm
I think the Bears tried to open up the offense in the 2nd half
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 07:14:39 pm
It was a weird game because the two coaches know each other and each others playbook so well.  They coached together for 7 years.

I think that added a dynamic that was under reported and was a large factor in the game.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 06, 2019, 07:14:45 pm
They really missed Burton and I really think Eddie Jackson would have pickef off one of those floaters.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 06, 2019, 07:15:02 pm
You spelled "torture" wrong.

NO, I meant tenure, meaning length of time as a Bear
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 07:15:43 pm
Yeah not having those two was huge.

WTF is up with Burton?

Worried about his future money making in Philly after he retires?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 07:19:04 pm
I think that Mack was thinking about his play on O, the two point conversion, instead of making plays on D.  That was stupid on Nagy's part.  If Vic leaves, our D will take a step back next year, and we will be rebuilding on D next year.  Sigh.  As much as I would drive Parkey out of town, or drop him off at a project in Cabrini Green, that Mfer hit SIX CROSSBARS this year.  Has ANY kicker in the NFL EVER EVER EVER hit 6 crossbars in a SINGLE season?  No, there has never been a douche so bad. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 06, 2019, 07:19:40 pm
Pace has to draft a kicker or get a UDFA
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 06, 2019, 07:20:08 pm
Oh I would drop off Burton with Parkey, in a dark alley.  I am really pisssed at both of them right now.  The good news is I no longer have to give a shiit about the rest of the playoffs.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 07:34:38 pm
Watching comcast postgame show with Briggs, Wanny Forte and A. Brown.

They showed a practice video of Parkey kicking and hitting a light post over and over and over each time it bounces off left.

Maybe the dumbass shouldn't have practiced like that...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 07:35:25 pm
I mean to hit a light post is amazing.  Each time it bounces off left?  WTF?  Maybe try and kick it down the middle.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 06, 2019, 07:39:44 pm
I agree, no more nail biting. Yeah, fukk Burton,WTF? Last minute he has a groin pull?

Once again, no fukking run game.. All the talking heads that picked Philly were spot on. No playoff experience (showed in the first 3 quarters), no run game, and a QB that isn't there..

We just lost to a team that really isn't all that good. Last season they were a much better team..

I still say the D didn't have a good game either. They held them to two touchdowns and a field goal, but they couldn't stop 'em on 3rd down when it counted... Pathetic. Again, where the hell was Mack?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 07:55:57 pm
Philly had 7-8 in the box more often than not. Hard to pound it up the middle when the D is stacked like that...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 06, 2019, 08:01:34 pm
Don't diss tbe defense today.  They gave up 16 points to a team that won the Super Bowl with almost this exact same offensive lineup.  Oh yeah, they also had two interceptions.   And gave up about 40 something yards rushing .

Bears offense scored one TD and kicked 3 fields goals for 15 points.  Eagles had the best red zone defense and it showed.  Losing Burton was big as the Bears really don't have any big time receivers like Jeffery and Ertz, though Robinson showed he's pretty close.  And Shaheen was over drafted in the 2nd round - he's tall but he has no speed and doesn't pose a threat to the defense. 

As for Trubisky I didn't see him missing a lot of open receivers out there.  Sure he could have made more plays but he didn't get a whole lot of help from the run game.  How many times did we face 2nd and 10 or 2nd and 11?

Parkey will get all the blame and he should get most of it but our offense needed to put up more points but just didn't have the firepower to take advantage of the Eagles secondary and the Bears O-line excellent protection.  Keep Long and re-sign Massey....and  Callahan too.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 06, 2019, 08:10:30 pm
Yes to all 3 of those guys...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 06, 2019, 08:17:02 pm
The salary cap will be going up again so it should be doable.

I really hate to second guess but when you lose by one point I begin to wonder if those two point plays with the defensive players who aren't used to blocking and catching and handing the ball off tackle to a small WR is really worth it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 06, 2019, 09:37:03 pm
Feels like when the Bears lost to the Niners in the play offs.   Came back strong the next year.

We all know how that ended up.


They will re-focus and be better next year.  Trubisky and the WR's get another year in the offense.  Hopefully we keep Fangio.


If not surely there is someone on the staff who can step up.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on January 06, 2019, 09:57:17 pm
I've seen some pics that show Parkey was blocked. That changes the narrative a little.  I wasn't happy with Nagy's play calling.  I think he was a little too cute once again.  Trubisky had a good game for his first playoff experience, I think it would hurt much more if the loss was on him.

I still see this season as an overwhelming success and a huge step forward.  I'm excited to see how the offense performs in year two.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 06, 2019, 10:37:09 pm
Not sure why teams look at kickers as chump change. I think Parkey is every bit as important as Mack is. He actually puts points on the board, except tonight when he was needed. Mack didn't do much all game and Parkey could have been the difference, SHOULD have been, really. He made the first and shanked the second. Not sure how they got that TO in to stop him like that because it looked like it was a good play. But they gave em the TO. But there was a lot of bad this game. Trubisky not keeping drives going, the D letting the Eagles march downfield, for whatever reason getting away from running Howard, some of the stupid play calling again and once again, a doink off the uprights for the umpteenth time this season. Parkey will be kicking his pet poodle during next season. Who's going to want him? In a game that mattered the most, the worst of the Bears showed up and upended everything....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 06, 2019, 10:40:24 pm
Parkey supposedly has 9 million guaranteed money. parting with him isnt going to be easy
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: stelz on January 06, 2019, 10:51:53 pm
The kicking has been a clusterf*ck all season.  It cost a first round bye and now a playoff game.  Anyone could have seen it coming.  This BS narrative that “there’s no one out there...”. There had to be someone out there who could make a 35 yard FG.

The defense played well enough to win...Trubisky played great when it counted, some beautiful, clutch 4th quarter passes....had us right there for the winning kick.

Sh*t....

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 07, 2019, 01:17:53 am
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Parkey supposedly has 9 million guaranteed money. parting with him isnt going to be easy 

Heard there's a gofundme to buyout his contract. Heck, I'd throw a couple in the hat....they absolutely cannot go into next season with that sucker on their payroll. Don't think it's possible anyway as the fans want to lynch him.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 07, 2019, 02:06:15 am
From the Trib, a excerpt.....next seasons success is not promised and we've seen it before...so this loss really really sucks.

>>But the football gods often operate with a “Nothing is ever easy” ruthlessness. So rather than allow a fun-filled journey up the NFL mountain to continue, they hit the Bears with an avalanche, sending them back to the bottom, left to start the climb all over again in eight months.

That added to the heaviness in the locker room. The Bears had a genuine belief they could win the Super Bowl in four weeks.

“That’s what makes this so hard,” Robinson said. “Our season just ended. And now coming back here next year, everything is going to be twice as hard. I can tell you that much. … One of my old coaches always told me, the better you play, the better you have to play.

“I know that for a fact. Coming in next year, we’re going to have to be twice as good in OTAs as we were this year, twice as good in camp and twice as good during the regular season.”

Even then, nothing will be promised.

In the NFL, even when a window appears to be opening for a team, it can slam shut with the swiftness and finality of a guillotine blade.

In 2001, the Bears enjoyed a similar season to this, a surprising worst-to-first leap. That Bears team, like this one, won games in so many different ways. That Bears team, like this one, won the division. That Bears team, like this one, charged into the postseason on a four-game winning streak.

And then that Bears team lost its playoff opener. At home. To the Eagles.

The Bears lost a dozen times the next season and didn’t get back to the playoffs for three more years after that.

The Super Bowl Bears of 2006 thought they would have many more chances to replace the gut-punch of a 29-17 loss to the Colts with a feeling of pure euphoria. The franchise, though, made it back to the postseason just once in the next 11 years.

Now? The Bears’ drought without a playoff victory will enter Year 9.

“This hurts, man,” Trevathan said. “It really does. We had so many chances to execute and couldn’t get it done.”

He shook his head in disbelief. In one cruel moment, everything had ended. By midweek, Halas Hall will be empty.

“When you lose,” Nagy said, “the next day, it’s like a bomb hits and everyone is gone.”

There’s just no way.

dwiederer@chicagotribune.com
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Pekin on January 07, 2019, 03:30:09 am
This team will be better next year unless injuries destroy them.

Bears lost against Carolina in the playoffs and went to the SB the next year.  They lost to the Niners then went to the SB and won it in 85.


I am optimistic about their future.  Be pissed at the loss.  But these aren't your same old Bears.


They are a very young team and should get better.  No guarantees but the arrow is pointing up.

Trubisky in his third year and second year in this offense?  A whole off season with the same WR's and working things out?  The offense should be a lot better next year.

I saw a Nagy interview today where he said when they were installing the offense Trubisky didn't know all the defenses so couldn't absorb what he was supposed to do against them.  Now he knows those defenses and what he is supposed to do.  Now imagine a whole offseason of cementing what and where he is supposed to go with the ball against each defense on each play.

I think Trubisky is going to be a top 10 QB in the league for a long time.  He hasn't peaked.  He is just beginning to scratch the surface of how good he can be.

The D should remain good to excellent.  Smith was a rookie and missed training camp.  He should be better next year.


A kicker that makes the FG's he is supposed to?  Yeah we will have that.


I bet we draft one if nothing is available in the offseason.  Althugh I hear Goulde is available.   
     





Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on January 07, 2019, 05:02:11 am
Cannot say it enough, nothing is guaranteed for next year.  Trubisky could get a season ending injury in the preseason, you just never know.  The Jags thought this was their year, it wasn't.  Do we have good young team, yeap for sure, but it does not mean we will be back.  Too many factors, the stars have to align.

Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: navigator on January 07, 2019, 07:24:08 am
If you watch the video of the last kick in slow motion, Daniels crumpled and the defensive player got a hand on the ball.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 07, 2019, 07:48:27 am
Heard there's a gofundme to buyout his contract. Heck, I'd throw a couple in the hat....they absolutely cannot go into next season with that sucker on their payroll. Don't think it's possible anyway as the fans want to lynch him.

Yeah, a lot of us could and would chip in, but thats not the issue. I am not in disagreement that a go fund me page will be started. I just believe the league wouldnt allow it because it would circumvent the cap rules in place. As for the money, the McCaskeys have the money. We know that, we arent morons you know. Its the cap issue.. The league would fight that tooth and nails.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 07, 2019, 09:06:21 am
Listened to Golic on ESPN this morning on the way to work - they were talking to Chicago' Tom Waddle about the long Miller catch over LeBlanc and subsequent fumble.

Initially ruled an incomplete pass but after review if was ruled a catch, but since the ref picked up the ball before anyone attempted to pick it up - it reverted back to incomplete pass?  Or no play?

The announcers didn't understand why it wasn't Bears ball at the point of the fumble since it was never recovered.  Huge play.  I thought the Bears caught a break since I did not see Miller's knee hit the ground before the fumble.

Somewhat reminds me of the Bears/Packers NFC championship game where a ball was just sitting on the field.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 07, 2019, 09:27:43 am
Agree, Hiber. The Bears have a history of this and yeah yeah history don't matter bs whatever, but it does matter. Fangio could get a HC job and that turns the D totally upside down. There are so many factors that go into a winning season, a huge one being lucky with injuries and another having the ball bounce your way. Next season, the balls could bounce to the other team. The int's may not be there. Mack could get injured or Hicks. To say yeah they'll be back is to totally lack understanding of what it really takes to get there in the first place.....I said the Eagles were going to be tough, they weren't going to be a cakewalk and that the Bears might lose. Nahhhhh...Bears take this....
how's that thinking today??.....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davep on January 07, 2019, 09:30:29 am
Of course, nothing is guaranteed next year.  Not for the Bears.  Not for any team.  However  I would rather go into the season with next year's roster and another year's experience behind them than go into the season with this year's roster and lacking that extra year's experience.

Football, like life, is a game of probabilities.  I would rather start out with the probabilities working for me than against me.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 07, 2019, 09:32:13 am
Besides having to stay healthy next year we re going to have to play all of the other division winners, which wont be as easy next year.  Plus we have no first or second round pick in the draft, which kind of stinks. 

We NEED to keep Fangio, get Anthony Miller fixed up, and get rid of Pukey and sign Robbie Gould to come back.  He was supposed to be at the game last night with his kids.  Come on Pace, fix the wrong you did with Gould....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 07, 2019, 09:46:56 am
Agree, Hiber. The Bears have a history of this and yeah yeah history don't matter bs whatever, but it does matter. Fangio could get a HC job and that turns the D totally upside down. There are so many factors that go into a winning season, a huge one being lucky with injuries and another having the ball bounce your way. Next season, the balls could bounce to the other team. The int's may not be there. Mack could get injured or Hicks. To say yeah they'll be back is to totally lack understanding of what it really takes to get there in the first place.....I said the Eagles were going to be tough, they weren't going to be a cakewalk and that the Bears might lose. Nahhhhh...Bears take this....
how's that thinking today??.....

There isn't ONE regular here that thought the Bears would win in a cake walk.  Most of us were confident that they could win.  But aside from a running back, and a couple of DBs, this was the same team that won the Super Bowl last year.  The Eagles have won five of their last 6 beating Houston and the Rams in LA.

Yeah, a cake walk.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 07, 2019, 09:53:26 am

The only way to deal with injuries aside from training practices is to upgrade your back ups.  Bears dodged a bullet this season at CB and offensive tackle.

Bears don't have 1st or 2nd rounder but Pace has been fortunate in the 4th and 5th rounds.  Maybe some more free agents might be inclined to sign with the Bears though there probably isn't a lot of cap to sign any impact guys.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 07, 2019, 10:20:38 am
You never know about FAs. Sometimes it isnt all about the money and they just want an opportunity for a ring and like where the team is heading, but I dont hold much hope on FAs this year. Truthfully, like Massie, I think if they approach him in the right way he might do an extension and stay.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 07, 2019, 10:29:40 am
Well, according to Dave 2 1/2 the Eagles weren't to be worried over..... right, Davey?

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Last season means exactly jack ****. 

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   Eagles won't be a pushover. They whipped the Bears last season.-Sporty     How in hell is that relevant? -Davey 2 1/2
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 07, 2019, 10:31:20 am
There are so many teams needing kickers I'm predicting someone panics and drafts one in the fourth round starting a run.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 07, 2019, 10:45:15 am
Unfortunately, I don't think the NFL is like the NBA.   Massie will be 30 next year, so this may be his last chance for a big contract.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: otto105 on January 07, 2019, 10:57:09 am
Okay time for a joke...


I bear fan walks into a bar...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 07, 2019, 11:04:12 am
A bar called Packers didn't make it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 07, 2019, 11:12:07 am

ot·to
/ˈädō/

noun

a person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things.
synonyms:   weakling, milksop, namby-pamby, mouse; chicken, scaredy-cat, yellow-belly, sissy, baby, candy-ass, milquetoast
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on January 07, 2019, 11:20:52 am
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There are so many factors that go into a winning season, a huge one being lucky with injuries and another having the ball bounce your way.

The same could be said for each and every game.  Luck plays a factor in all things. 
What if more of the 10-15 passes Foles tossed up off his back foot to have a WR run under them and make the catch gets picked off? 
What if they ruled the catch/fumble replay the correct way on the field and the Bears have the Ball at the 5 yard line before half? 
What if they don't score on 4th down? 
What if Parkey were cut a long time ago like fans wanted? 
What if he makes the FG? 
What if they didn't give the Eagles the TO to ice him? 
What if the Bears converted on their 2 point attempt? 
What if the Eagle did get that second foot/knee in bounds on the INT and that was a turnover? 
What if Parky makes the OT field goal earlier in the year and the Bears didn't even have to play this weekend and they were on the bye? 
What if Fuller holds onto the INT in the first game of the season to ice the GB game? 
What if they didn't get one little finger tip on the second kick for the win?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 07, 2019, 11:35:03 am
Just made my point....  Bears have a shot at it again next season IF a lot of things go their way. Or possible even if most things go their way. They're in the strongest position going into a offseason we've seen in some time but players come and go and can we hold on to the key ones and is Fangio staying and can they find a kicker actually worth what they pay him and and....many factors go into winning in this league....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on January 07, 2019, 11:38:13 am
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many factors go into winning in this league....

And the same number go into losing in this league....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 07, 2019, 11:40:01 am
.....like having a bad kicker
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Sportster on January 07, 2019, 11:40:12 am
Don't take much to lose. As a Bear fan you should know this. Just draft badly, get the wrong FA's, wrong QB, wrong coaches and wala.....the Bears of the last friggin decade or so.... It's much harder to put together the right formula for success than it is to be stupid and throw together a hodgepodge mess and hope it works. Destruction is much easier than construction...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 07, 2019, 11:45:15 am
What if more of the 10-15 passes Foles tossed up off his back foot to have a WR run under them and make the catch gets picked off? 

Good point.  Many here are criticizing the Bears for not getting to Foles more...meaning more sacks.

Bears had pressure on him throughout the game but Foles rarely held the ball for more than several seconds.  And it was incredible how accurate he was with someone in his face.  Unlike Kirk Cousins, he didn't wilt.

He also has quite a bit of trust with his receivers:  Jeffery, Agholor, Ertz, Sproles and Goedert.   I really really miss Jeffery...his catch on 3rd and 9 when Amukamora was laying back in the end zone was huge.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 07, 2019, 11:47:18 am
But at least we have a QB and a head coach who knows how to use him.  That has been the missing piece for so long.  Now they just need to take the next step, and we need to get lucky with injuries again.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 07, 2019, 11:49:32 am
Listened to Golic on ESPN this morning on the way to work - they were talking to Chicago' Tom Waddle about the long Miller catch over LeBlanc and subsequent fumble.

Initially ruled an incomplete pass but after review if was ruled a catch, but since the ref picked up the ball before anyone attempted to pick it up - it reverted back to incomplete pass?  Or no play?

The announcers didn't understand why it wasn't Bears ball at the point of the fumble since it was never recovered.  Huge play.  I thought the Bears caught a break since I did not see Miller's knee hit the ground before the fumble.

Somewhat reminds me of the Bears/Packers NFC championship game where a ball was just sitting on the field.

Even the Eagles D thought it was Bears ball down there. Strange play...
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: VJ on January 07, 2019, 12:01:49 pm
If the Bears decide to slip Coward to RT, I'd like to think that keeping both Amos and Callahan is doable.  I want to resign Massie, but even at his age, I think there will be teams that can pay more than the Bears are able/willing to.

I believe the offense will get better next year.  The key is to get lucky with the injuries. 

If the Bears are not able to keep Fangio (and Donatell if he follows him as his DC), then they gotta hit with the next guy (Bowles, etc.).
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 07, 2019, 12:15:51 pm
Everyone had to realize the Eagles would be tough. I for one honestly thought the Bears would handle them, win by 10. I was certain the Eagles couldn't blow the Bears out. I'm not totally surprised about losing a close one. One thing is certain, someone has to win and someone has to lose. I'll be surprised if the Saints don't handle these guys, not easily, but fairly. The Eagles are on a roll, they're confident for sure.. We just didn't play all that well, for at least the first 3 1/2 quarters. I still want to know where Mack was, 'cause he was a no show (Julius Peppers like)..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 07, 2019, 12:17:14 pm
Interesting how Trubisky was more accurate after he got hurtand stayed in the pocket......apparently because he couldn't scramble much.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 07, 2019, 12:18:04 pm
Yeah I was thinking Mack likes the big stage, he is going to have a monster game.  But not so much.  I still think he was over concerned about the 2 pt play he was in on. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 07, 2019, 12:18:18 pm
There isn't a darn thing any of us can do about the loss. Yes the sun still rose today. But put me in the camp of "That a was a disappointing loss, and we could easily not even make the playoffs next season".. Oh well, fukk football!! Until next season anyway..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 07, 2019, 12:25:28 pm

If Fangio goes, then why can't Donnatell become the Bears DC instead of going to wherever?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 07, 2019, 12:33:26 pm
Not me I can't wait till next year.
Trubisky has improved so much an Nagy will be working with him on reading defenses decision making and working faster(I noticed on many plays Trubisky hesitated when receivers were open and the defense defended the pass)

Pace will tweak the roster Nagy will learn from his mistakes and they will start off a better team.


Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 07, 2019, 12:34:54 pm
You figure Fangio takes Donnatel as his DC wherever he goes....
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 07, 2019, 12:45:30 pm
Well, according to Dave 2 1/2 the Eagles weren't to be worried over..... right, Davey?

You are such an idiot. Do you truly not realize that last season’s results mean absolutely nothing this season? Are you truly that stupid?

The Eagles are a hot team, with a hot QB and on a hot streak. They were going to be a very tough opponent, but their success against the Bears last season had nothing to do with that at all. You are the only idiot who thought that, for whatever reason.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 07, 2019, 01:14:24 pm
You figure Fangio takes Donnatel as his DC wherever he goes....
Sometimes their contract doesn't allow taking the assistants
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 07, 2019, 01:23:18 pm

Donnatel is out of contract - he didn't renew when Fangio did last year.  But I believe if a coach is getting a promotion to HC or DC/OC they most of the time can get out of a contract as a lower level assistant.

We are assuming an NFL team offers Fangio and that Donnatel decides to leave a playoff-caliber team for a losing team under Fangio.   Donatel is actually a year older than Fangio and if he wants to eventually be a HC too - you'd think he'd want a fast track to success rather than dealing with a long term  project.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 07, 2019, 01:36:25 pm
The SCORE is saying Fangio is Denver's favorite candiate which is why Miami cancelled their interview with him.

There are interesting potential DCs like maybe Bolles.

Robinson had a bears post season receiving record.

Trubisky was 17-20 198 yards in the second half.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: octagon on January 07, 2019, 01:44:35 pm
If Fangio leaves, I have no doubt that the Bear's D coordinator job will be the most appealing D coordinator position.  Pace will have his choice of the top available candidates. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 07, 2019, 03:02:05 pm

Sportster is correct.  The Eagles did have pretty much the same playoff team as they did last year.  However, the Bears have a couple different players than last year's team that got killed by the Eagles;  Mack, Nichols, Roquan Smith, Robinson, Burton (if he played), Gabriel, James Daniels...and a new head coach/offensive coordinator.  But other than that it was the same Bears team.

I think this is just Sportster's way of dealing with the trauma of the loss.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 07, 2019, 03:03:02 pm

A friend of mine just told me that the field goal was listed as officially blocked.  Don't know if the block materially affected the trajectory of the kick.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 07, 2019, 03:03:15 pm
Apparently you are the moron who doesn't see the difference between a last place Bears team and a first place Bears team...no one is even talking about the Eagles having the same team as last year.

The Bears, however, are a completely different team...something your simpleton mind apparently doesn't grasp.

Who helps you log in?
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Dave23 on January 07, 2019, 03:21:53 pm
My God...

Yes, the Bears are different...completely different, which is why the results of last year's game don't mean a damn thing. How are you not getting this?

Let me repeat...the results of last year's game between the Eagles and the Bears does not mean a damn thing with regards to any meeting between the two teams this season.

Everyone gets this but you. Do not respond. I will delete any further dumbass remarks from you regarding this topic. It is closed.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: hibernationsuxs on January 07, 2019, 07:41:52 pm
I still would take the scenario of 4th and goal with 1:00 minute left in game with our defense on the field for the win 100 out of 100 times.

That was the moment we had a chance to win the game and did not get it done.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: joki13 on January 07, 2019, 08:14:58 pm
  We outplayed the Eagles and lost. That makes me feel worse than being outplayed. After QB I gotta think kicker is the next most important position on a team. They dictate field position on kickoffs and made and missed FGs and more times than not the difference between winning and losing. When a QB shitz the bed on a series he can come back and be a hero. When a kicker misses a FG he may not get the chance to make up for that error.When you've got a good one don't let them get away.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 07, 2019, 10:25:44 pm
Here ya go Bears fans:

from the Sun times:


ByMadeline Kenney
@madkenney | email

Think you would’ve made the Bears’ game-winning field goal? Well, now’s your chance to prove it.

Bears fans were quick to criticize kicker Cody Parkey on Sunday after he missed a 43-yard field goal attempt in the Bears’ 16-15 loss to the Eagles. Some have gone so far as to declare they would’ve made the kick — which by the way was actually tipped by Eagles defensive tackle Treyvon Hester.

Goose Island Brewing Co. believes that’s untrue and is willing to put a year of free beer on the line to prove outspoken Bears fans wrong.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 08, 2019, 04:57:30 am
I still would take the scenario of 4th and goal with 1:00 minute left in game with our defense on the field for the win 100 out of 100 times.

That was the moment we had a chance to win the game and did not get it done.

I like the scenario (better) where the eagles were at midfield and our D should've stopped them back there. You're leaving out the part where it was 1st and goal and they had 4 chances to get it in. That's not a good spot to be in..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 08, 2019, 04:58:56 am
The other thing, I'm guessing they showed run cause it was an easy play when they scored..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on January 08, 2019, 07:01:14 am
This meme was inevitable.

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Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on January 08, 2019, 07:02:02 am
BTW - don't wast your time watching that stupid movie.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 08, 2019, 08:05:05 am
Teammates are what teammates do they have your back:

https://sports.yahoo.com/bears-fans-booed-cody-parkey-heartbreaking-fg-miss-teammates-humane-041657568.html
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: WshflThinking on January 08, 2019, 09:17:39 am
https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2019/01/07/chicago-bears-cody-parkey-contract-philadelphia-eagles-wildcard-playoff-kicker/?utm_source=bearswire&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=pos1headline
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 08, 2019, 09:40:58 am
I know people have been clamoring for Robbie Gould to come back, myself included.  But I am wondering how his kickoff distance has been since he was gone.  As I recall when Pace let him go, besides making a ton of money, his kickoffs were on the short side. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 08, 2019, 09:56:02 am
On the SCORE yesterday they had Patrick Mannely as a guest to analyze Parkey's kick.

Mannely said he obtained film not available to the public and reviewed it with 2 NFL or former NFL kickers (i'll bet one is Gould)

He said the kick was blocked which directed the ball left.    The kickers told him there was something wrong with Parkey's approach and leg swing were not right, maybe he was trying to put extra into the kick.  The trajectory of the ball was too low so the defender jumped only a few inches to block it.

They also played an interview with Burton from yesterday morning with several reporters.
Burton was saying there was practice Friday and Saturday morning his body was 'locked up" which is what happens when he is injured.  He as asked various questions and didn't pinpoint any moment in practice where he knew he was hurt or even what the injury was. 
He was asked if it was a mental issue which he denied.   Later he was saying his body locked up when it senses danger or something like that.
He was very strange and vague.   The commentators said he has a history of anxiety problems and wonder if that's what it was.  The interview certainly didn't answer any questions.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 08, 2019, 10:07:35 am
Still stinks from here to high heaven:

The Bears made tight end Trey Burton a late addition to their injury report with a groin injury that would keep him from playing in the 16-15 season-ending loss to the Eagles.

Burton said on Monday he became aware of the issue last Friday and thought he would be able to push through it before waking up on Saturday to find things were “completely locked up.” He tried “everything possible” to loosen up, but it didn’t work out for him.

“I let my team down. I hate it,” Burton said, via the Chicago Tribune. “Especially going against one of my former teams. Playoff game. All the implications. It was tough.”

Burton has spoken about past issues with anxiety, including a December episode related to plans to have Burton throw a pass in a reprise of the “Philly Special.” Burton said he “couldn’t sleep that night thinking about it” and the Bears wound up having running back Tarik Cohen run the play instead.

Burton said he considered whether his issue on Wild Card weekend was a mental one, but felt he was in “a really good spot” mentally and that the reason for his absence from the lineup was purely physical.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 08, 2019, 10:15:06 am

Someone said Parkey's first kick barely made it over and he might have been over compensating on the 2nd kick.  It looked OK to me.  Come on -  it's 43 yards - not much further than today's extra points.  Nobody kicks a 43 yarder short. 

As for Burton.  I didn't know it initially occurred Friday - if it had happened in bed the night before then I'd tend to think it was more mental.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 08, 2019, 10:31:26 am
I would be surprised if Parkey even wants to stay in Chicago.

After what Trestman's family went through you know his life in Chicago is going to be miserable.  There are too many weird deranged people out there thinking Parky did something personally to them.  It's football, it's a sport, he's not a good kicker and he missed one.  As for me I didn't expect him to make the kick based on what I've see this season.  Apparently there is a large number of Bears fans who were shocked he missed it.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 08, 2019, 10:48:28 am
I was more surprised that he hit the upright again than the fact he missed the second kick.  Just saying.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on January 08, 2019, 11:26:56 am
Robie Gould himself said on the Waddle and Silvey show that the Bears cutting him when they did was the right move.  It made him a better kicker.  He re-devoted himself to the art to become better.  That is why there were no hard feelings when it happened.  He knew he wasn't earning the contract he had so he went set out to get back to his previous level.  Had he not been cut it would have been more of the same.  Cutting him made him better.  (paraphrasing of course).
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on January 08, 2019, 02:09:44 pm
Dang, what did I miss?!  Sorry, I haven't been on the board since Sunday morning.  I think everyone has said it all! Just 27 pages of posts!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 08, 2019, 03:24:04 pm

Wondering where you were.  This board helps with our suffering.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 08, 2019, 07:21:16 pm
I know people have been clamoring for Robbie Gould to come back, myself included.  But I am wondering how his kickoff distance has been since he was gone.  As I recall when Pace let him go, besides making a ton of money, his kickoffs were on the short side. 

Exactly what I thought today..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 08, 2019, 07:28:04 pm
This loss isn't just on Parkey. He could've won the game though.. We were winning the game, with Philly on their side of the field,with not much time left. Our D couldn't stop Foles. Stop Foles, we win..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on January 09, 2019, 05:39:12 am
Exactly what I thought today..

Gould wasn't holding up his final season with us.  The  environment with Trestman was toxic and his performance was below average.  Perhaps the best thing for him was to be released so he could refocus and find his swing again.  He is still plenty young enough to go for several more years and if he is revitalized from his time away, this would solve a major issue.


One of the trib writers wrote something that I tend to agree with.  Parkey could go 12 -12 in September, miss a couple kicks at the start of October and then the Bears fans would be, here we go again.  Or have a great year at 39-40, and have to line up a kick in the playoffs with everything on the line again.  It just doesn't bode well for the team to have that always hanging over them one kick attempt away.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: Grizzlybear34 on January 09, 2019, 05:42:26 am
This loss isn't just on Parkey. He could've won the game though.. We were winning the game, with Philly on their side of the field,with not much time left. Our D couldn't stop Foles. Stop Foles, we win..

After looking all world against the Vikings, the defense did not feel dominant against the Eagles and the 4th down play was one we could have won it on.  Credit Foles, he wasn't spectacular, but he got the ball out on time and prevented our defense from building momentum. 
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 09, 2019, 08:27:22 am
And it makes me wonder if in the back of his mind Fangio was thinking about his HC job interview.  Wish that wasnt even part of it, but the D definitely did NOT play lights out against Foles.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 09, 2019, 09:59:40 am

Philadelphia won 6 of its last 7 games with the offense putting up:

25, 28, 23, 30, 32, and 24...that's an average of 27...even more with the Foles starts.

Bears gave up 16 on Sunday

Yeah, the defense had some lapses but the offense scored ONE touchdown on Sunday and attempted 4 field goals.






Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on January 09, 2019, 10:06:16 am
They'll show a little more URGENCY next time - after feeling the pain of this loss
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: boogie on January 09, 2019, 10:07:36 am
I agree holding any team to 16 points should make a win, but they were giving up lots of 10+ yard plays, and that last PHI drive was sad.  Yes the Off should have scored more, but I was hoping for a more dominant D performance.  Just saying.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: davebear on January 09, 2019, 10:15:33 am
The 36 yard punt prior to that last Eagles drive didn't help either.

The Eagles did a better job than anyone the Bears played at getting the ball off very quickly to minimize the rush.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 09, 2019, 10:55:02 am

The Eagles tackles are getting a lot of pub on how they shut down the Bears pass rush.  And Lane Johnson and Jason Peters were solid but I give most the credit to Foles for knowing where to go with the ball and consistently unloading the ball prior to contact.

Foles was not throwing to open receivers when he released the ball - but they were open when the ball arrived.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: BearHit on January 09, 2019, 11:19:47 am
Yep - sometimes better to be lucky than good - maybe if Eddie Jackson was out there the results would have been different
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 09, 2019, 12:04:44 pm
It was a hard fought game, by both teams. Absolutely the O played like sh!t the first half. But the fact is we had the lead at the end of the game and the D didn't stop the Eagles when they needed to. It was a team loss, but the D was our silver bullet.. At least at that point, they were more like chrome plated..
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 09, 2019, 12:05:17 pm
The 36 yard punt prior to that last Eagles drive didn't help either.



Agree!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: chifaninva on January 09, 2019, 12:07:10 pm
One things for certain though.. If Parkey makes that kick we wouldn't even be discussing any of this. We'd be talking about the Rams.. Fukk me!!
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: dallasbear on January 09, 2019, 12:21:56 pm

Yep - wins pretty much sugar coat all the performances - good and bad.  There are so many plays that could go either way that could have made the difference in the game.  Its just everyone remembers the most visible one near the end.
Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on January 10, 2019, 02:09:26 pm
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Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on January 10, 2019, 02:10:49 pm
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Title: Re: Today's Game
Post by: wmljohn on January 10, 2019, 02:11:26 pm
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Title: Re: Today's Game
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