December 15th, 2010, 10:55 AM #31
Michael Vick wants to own a dog
ARE YOU F'N KIDDING ME????????????
December 19th, 2010, 06:11 PM #32
****ing Giants...ask Kingsqueen, I was saying at halftime when they were up 24-3 they would find a way to **** the bed...and they did.
December 21st, 2010, 11:47 PM #33
Daaaaa Bears! First to clinch their division!
The defense looked solid, even though Minnesota had a WR at QB after Farva got sent into retirement by a rookie that slammed his noodle on the rink.....errr, uh, field.
Nice to see the Martz's offense put up 40 on a very respectable Vikings D. Devin Hester appears back to his old form while tying Metcalf's record.
The weapons are seemingly in place for a run to Dallas; the questions are:
Can their O-line provide enough consistent protection to Cutler?
Can the secondary hold together long enough to stop blowing coverages?
Can they stay healthy enough in the next two weeks to earn a bye?
Let's go 2 Seed!
Last edited by Doug Fresh; December 24th, 2010 at 10:11 PM.
December 24th, 2010, 10:08 PM #34
Good luck brother...hopefully I will see you at the game Sunday night and you can rub da Bears victory in my face. I gotta ask though, take your fanship out of it, how far do you think your Bears can go? It's funny...do you really want home field? They didn't play all to well in the snow against New England. Still, good luck. I like Cutler and it would be nice to see him get some redemption for the whole exit from Denver and last years oopsies. Pray that you get the Giants in the first round...no lead is safe.
December 24th, 2010, 11:23 PM #35
New England IS the team to beat and they've shown it for the last seven weeks. The Bears came out flat against them and I'm really hoping that was their wake-up call in the lesson they need to learn on how they will need to play from here on out. A home game in the divisional round is necessary for this team. Even with their ****ty field conditions, to play a high-powered offense like New Orleans, it could actually be the advantage they need.
Originally Posted by jerseydevil
The NFC is seemingly wide open, at this point, although the next two weeks are going to be telling on what NFC team gains momentum going into the second season. I'm not so much concerned about the Falcons as I am teams like the Giants or Packers. They were the other asswhooping that was given to the Bears on a Sunday night in Week 4 (8 sacks on Cutler and a concussion). If they somehow beat the Packers in Green Bay, in what amounts to an eliminaton game on Sunday...look out! They could grab a Wild Card and do damage. Should the Packers be the ones to survive against New York and happen to slip into the playoffs (ahem!...their last game is at home vs. the Bears), Aaron Rodgers can will them and their defense can rise up (I'm still pissed that Clay Matthews was drafted by Green Bay - LOVED that guy at USC).
The Saints are nothing to scoff at either, being the defending champs. They have a lot to prove to themselves going into Atlanta on Monday, and that game should let everyone know who else is the other team to be favored in the NFC.
As far as the Bears go, I said to some friends at the beginning of the season that, if the offense can come together and stay on the field long enough to keep their defense fresh, then it could bode well for a balanced attack that will keep them healthy enough at the right time of the year. The Martz offense is starting to click on a more regular basis now - Cutler keeping his INTs low, O-line is providing better (not the best, but better) protection, Forte is back to being a force running, and the WRs are coming up with big plays. Cutler also needs to be aware that the big play is not always needed, and that a shorter play for a new set of downs is just as good to keep the ball out of the other team's hands.
Special teams are truly "special" when you have a gamebreaker like Devin Hester. Just when many people were ready to write him off as being done with returning punts for TDs, since he was focusing on being a wideout, he hushes the masses and breaks Eric Metcalf's record. He's also averaging over 35 yards on kick returns (good for third in the league). Robbie Gould is a good bad weather kicker, too, should the offense come up short in the red zone, as they were at the beginning of the season.
The bread and butter for Chicago is, still, let's face it, the defense. Brian Urlacher is hungry! After missing most of last year with the wrist injury, he is playing like his old self - covering a lot of field and making many tackles. Julius Peppers has been a nothing short of a gift this year with all his swatted balls at the line, and Lance Briggs is still part of the longest serving linebacer tandem with Url. I just hope the secondary can stay focused enough not to give up too many big plays in the Tampa 2. The pass rush and stopping the run will be the key to success.
The pieces are there for the Bears, in all three phases, to make a run to Super Bowl XLV. Now, who they play from the AFC, if they get there, is a WHOLE other story....
But, I don't want to get too far ahead of it all. The Jets still have lots to play for in trying to establish momentum going into conference playoffs against very powerful teams, and this is a perfect letdown game scenario for the Bears having already clinched the division and, at the least, a Wild Card home game. You may be doing the rubbing on Sunday, but I'm hoping they can get to Sanchez early, with the bum shoulder, and all.
Last edited by Doug Fresh; December 24th, 2010 at 11:26 PM.
December 30th, 2010, 02:55 PM #36
Was watching a replay of the Dan Patrick show this morning and while I have always loved Dan Fouts as a bad ass qb I have always thought he comes off stiff and kind of befuddled in the booth...but during the interview with DP he fired this brilliant line offf
DP: So looking @ Tom Brady what does he do better than you?
Fouts: Well, I tell you, I have one thing that he will never have...
DP: What's that?
January 2nd, 2011, 04:55 PM #37
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January 6th, 2011, 12:28 AM #39
I'm just happy the Chargers are out of the playoffs!
January 6th, 2011, 10:17 AM #40
Anyone else disgusted by what is going on in the Harbaugh sweepstakes?
Harbaugh's offered $8M, and by the Dolphins who haven't officially fired Tony Sparano? Dolphins should have fired Sparano on Monday.