Comments on: Chicago Bears Loss: Dios Mio, Man Chicago Bears History Blog by Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:25:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: tzoo Wed, 28 Oct 2009 03:57:59 +0000 Let me get this straight. Bears Management offers 30M to the “franchise” player, in a team sport, and the “team” fails to show up at the game, i.e., offensive line and the defense. What’s wrong with this picture? Maybe that wasn’t such a good idea. Maybe the timing was bad. Maybe, the TEAM should share in profits and pay raises.

By: Higgins Tue, 27 Oct 2009 05:13:26 +0000 It was nice to see us bring the “Mug” look out again this Sunday. Oh wait, that is the worst defensive allignment ever! There are these things called linebackers who back up the defensive line and instead of letting them stay off the line and “read and react”, the “Mug” look drives them up to the dline, so that they get caught up in that mess, or they are expected to drop back into coverage which puts them at an extreme disadvantage. My belief is that the only reason that it has ever worked is because they had a middle linebacker with an amazing reaction time, great football instincts, and good/great speed for his size. I have repeatedly said that the reason for decline in Urlacher’s production was his initial starting position when the ball is snapped.

By: Darron Tue, 27 Oct 2009 04:50:11 +0000 It appeared to me that it was more important to many of the players to make Bensons day rather that win the game. The pats on the back, the smiles, picking him up after a big’s sickening. I missed Hillenmeyer giving him what he deserved -good for him. As for the rest of it, it IS a reflection of the head coach. All this talk about Lovie giving him a shining review to Cincy. God Damn! That guy cost us two plus seasons of little return on investment. He was THE most uninspired player I’ve seen suit up. Maybe that is OK with one of the most uninspiring coaches. -Enjoy it while it lasts Cincy, Bensons desire will burn out quick.

By: Former Bear Fan Tue, 27 Oct 2009 02:52:29 +0000 Bears? Looking like the Cubs now. Wait till next year! Cutler gets an extension? They should have kept Orton and let him play. The Broncos have certainly let him show what he can do. Might be time to say BYE BYE! to Lovie. What’s the Offensive scheme? What’s the Defensive scheme? Oh, I forgot, they have neither!

By: jeff Mon, 26 Oct 2009 21:12:00 +0000 (Note: not the same as upper case “J”eff above.)

The whole city is full of disgust over yesterday’s game. Radio, TV, blogs. If they don’t come out with bellies full of fire against the Browns next Sunday — and yes, I am a proud to be a “meatball” (or whatever afternoon Scoreboy’s derisive term for those with such sentiments is) — then this team truly has no heart, and that will be a reflection on Lovie’s demeanor.

Someone above says: “The soft spoken bit seems to work for dungee sometimes … ” Well, true, and with that team why not?

By: Jeff Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:50:12 +0000 You are spot on. The cover 2 has been played out. I agree with above who said that Ron Rivera was the fire in their defense. The proof is in the pudding: the defense has been incrementally worse since Rivera left The Bears have routinely let anyone with “heart” go over the past many years, and that includes Thomas Jones, whose presence should have prevented them from ever even drafting Cedric. I was outspoken in this offseason regarding “J Cutler is not the answer.” Nothing against cutler, but the defense has been to blame for most of our losses, especially last year. Orton was a bright spot on a mediocre team. The answer is a house cleaning. Sorry Lovie and Ron, time to go bye bye.

By: Mark L. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:26:37 +0000 Oh yeah nearly forgot. DRASTIC MEASURES
i believe if the Bears take this one to heart and focus on the prize.
they may come out of nowhere and actually go deep into the playoffs.
Lovie Smith has some hard decisions to make but if he makes them and the Bears turn it around, I see them being in the BIG GAME.
Arizona is a good example.
If the Bears learn from this game and feel bad enough to never let it happen again and actually cause them to come together.
I can see them winning 7 of their last 8.
They simply must decide to come together and execute in all 3 phases.

By: Mark L. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:20:53 +0000 If the ass-whipping the Bears suffered on Sunday does not open up their eyes nothing will.
They played with absolutely NO HEART.
I have seen some bad Bears teams in my life, but the one thing that has kept me a lifelong, diehard fan is the fact that whether da Bears are up by 30 points or down 30 points they fight, scratch, and claw to the point that I feel they are never “out of a game’ That is until I tuned into to the Bears game this Sunday.
This atrocity I witnessed on Sunday made me feel so many emotions I do not know where to start.
I am ashamed of them. I am embarrassed for them.
I have never seen a Bears team like I saw on Sunday.
Do not get me wrong. I have seen the Bears get beat up pretty good and it sickens me, but i have never seen a Bears team so apathetic and heartless. They lost so casually, like it was just another day at the office.

I am not calling for Lovie to be fired.
The team did not try. I have heard criticism of Lovie’s calm demeanor. The fans who are calling for Lovie’s head do not see the big picture. Lovie cannot make his team want the game more than the other team. The Bengals came out with fire in their belly. The Beloved came out with their doey eyes in the headlights.
Ron Turner is not to blame. He may have had a wonderful game called. The gameplan was pretty much scrapped when the Bears had an almost insurmountable defecit going into the 2nd flipping quarter.
Did you ever stop to think he calls conservatively because the Bears cannot execute the simplest of offensive calls.
They could not gain 2 yards on 3 tries multiple times this year!
That is not on Ron Turner. THat is on THE PLAYERS!!!!!!
This game maybe the biggest turning point game for any Bears team in history. I really thought the Bears were going to come together agains the Bungles. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would see a Bears team as lost, confused, and defeated as the team I saw.

This game is Gettysburg for the Bears.
If they cannot pull together after this debacle. Nothing will bring them together.
Omiyale must be replaced by Beekman today. He has proven he can only play the tackle position. Why doesn’t the coaching staff see this. There is no more time to wait for the line to gel.
If Pace gets shoved back into the backfield ONE MORE TIME, I say move Chris Williams to left tackls and Omiyale to RT.
I would rather bench a hall of famer than allow Forte to get hit in the backfield ONE MORE TIME.

Mark my words. IF the Bears take drastic measures. They must mix up the defenses and stop relying on the outdated Cover 2 so much. MIX IT UP that is why Rivera was such a successful DC because he mixed defensive coverages and disquised them so well.
I give the D a mulligan on this one. They have had a different linebacking corps every game this year and the disruptive Tommie Harris was out.
I usually end my comments with the words “GO BEARS” and 4 exclamation points.
Today, I am too pissed.
I will end with

By: Brian Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:12:30 +0000 Im not usually one to call for Lovies head, But its time to go.. Whats that Shannahan guy doing?

By: krazyred Mon, 26 Oct 2009 19:45:38 +0000 I thought many of the same things as u folks as i read these blogs. The cover two has been exposed like buddy’s old 46 zone. short of Pace and Cutler what huge free agent has Angelo picked up? Gruden in Chicago would be a Godsend or even Cower. Someone full of piss and vinegar to fire up a team. The soft spoken bit seems to work for dungee sometimes but I think it wears off after awhile.About the bears staff- Babich is a joke always has been. OK college coach but never more than that. Turner stank it up in the 90′s and it will soon span three decades. Angelo is trying now i think. But for how long? LOvie seems to think he can develope his players or bring in old washouts from his old teams. Time for a personal director who knows talent. Hell I would be happy if Ditka or Maden would unretire.