Bears see bad side of Danieal Manning

Bears see bad side of Danieal Manning

There are 15 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 28, 2008, titled Bears see bad side of Danieal Manning. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Shortly after Danieal Manning misread the play leading to Andre Johnson's 43-yard touchdown reception, the Bears defensive back was approached by teammate Brian Urlacher .

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Dils

Chicago Heights, IL

#1 Dec 28, 2008
I'm a Lovie supporter. I think he's done a good job as Head coach over the years but starting a guy who had finally found his niche on the defense as a nickel back at Safety was almost a fireable offense. Contrary to popular belief, it wasn't Rex or the offense that cost us the SuperBowl. It was Danieal Manning's blow coverage that allowed Marvin Harrison to score that changed the tide in that game and for Lovie Smith to start him at safety in the most important game since the SuperBowl was a terrible decision.
Shawn

Newburyport, MA

#2 Dec 28, 2008
Leave Manning at nickel, how many times can he get burned before they figure out he doesn't have the instincts to play safety? In fact, why is he not on offense?
Vic in NoCal

Chula Vista, CA

#3 Dec 29, 2008
Yet another waste of a high draft choice by Jerry Angeblow. the only exceptions are Devin Hester, Greg Olsen, and Matt Forte.
Otherwise, it is Chris Williams, Earl Bennett, Garrett Wolfe, Dusty Dvoracek, Danieal Manning, Tank Johnson, Michael Okwo, Mark Bradley, Rex Grossman, Michael Haynes, Dan Bazuin, the list goes on and on with this buffoon wasting high draft choices.
WrecksAlwaysSux

King Of Prussia, PA

#4 Dec 29, 2008
It was Wrecks' interception to Kelvin Hayden, Turd Turner's pass-happiness despite T. Jones and C. Benson running it down the Colts D's throat behind a good O-line, and D. Manning's blown coverage on Reggie Wayne that cost the Bears' the SB. Revisitionist Wrecksapologists can go to ****.
Mel

Midlothian, IL

#5 Dec 29, 2008
Bad mistakes by Manning. He owned up to them. Time for Manning to settle on a position. Because Manning is so athletic this coming year will be a make or break year for him. It's time for his head to synchronize with the rest of him.
JPM

Chicago, IL

#6 Dec 29, 2008
Guys,
Well said. Manning have found his niche playing the Nickel corner all year, and when Mike Brown went down, they should have had a natural Safety playing, uhhhh...Safety. Whether it's Steltz or someone else. No, he wouldn't have been Mike Brown, but at least he could be counted on by the team.
Tom

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Dec 29, 2008
Too bad you can't put Mike Brown's head on Danieal Manning's body. You would have an All-Pro player.
sweet34

Pleasanton, CA

#8 Dec 29, 2008
as i said before, i wouldn't play with a guy that "played on his own". Like a soldier in the field, you need someone you can count on. Get rid of #38. His stupidity is killing me.
Pat

Stamford, CT

#9 Dec 29, 2008
I have seen a lot of comments about Manning blowing the coverage on the long TD and his fumble. What about Slatons long run in the 4th quarter? Manning should have tackled him around the line of scrimmage but his angle was way off. This guy is an NFL caliber athlete...not an NFL caliber player. Lets not forget Manning made the exact same mistake in the Superbowl on Reggie Waynes long TD. I think he should be released. His positives on special teams are completely overshadowed by his mental lapses on defense.
Paulyballgame

Chicago, IL

#10 Dec 29, 2008
You don't get rid of a talented player for failing in a role he isn't supposed to play. Manning is an exceptional kick returner and a fine nickle back and that's all he should be used for. It's the coach's fault for putting him in a position to fail and Angelo's fault for not having any suitable alternatives on the roster.
Mike from Platte City

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#11 Dec 29, 2008
Well thank you Captain Obvious. Thanks Manning for assisting the entire Bears Defense (that's a very strong word to use here) in losing the game and ending playoff hopes. By the way, both Dallas and TB lost, in case you were wondering.

Seriously, it's going to take me several weeks after football is over with to get over my anger and frustration over the Defense, or lack there of. Urlacher...you didn't earn your OLD paycheck, let alone the new one. Tommy Harris...thanks for the off-sides that cost forcing the Texans to punt. You also did not earn your money. The whole 'D' stinks. Fix it. Fire Babich! This is just embarassing.
Mike from Platte City

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#12 Dec 29, 2008
WrecksAlwaysSux wrote:
It was Wrecks' interception to Kelvin Hayden,**** Turner's pass-happiness despite T. Jones and C. Benson running it down the Colts D's throat behind a good O-line, and D. Manning's blown coverage on Reggie Wayne that cost the Bears' the SB. Revisitionist Wrecksapologists can go to *****.
Always has to be somebody bringing Rex into the equation. Good God, Rex wasn't a factor this year and we sucked! I've had it with all this Rex versus Orton stuff. They both suck (one a little more than the other...you decide).

The fact is we haven't had a decent QB (one that is decent regularly instead of every other game) for a LONG damn time. I'm 40, and I think the last decent QB we had that was consistent was Eric Kramer, setting Bears season records for attempts, completions, yards and touchdown passes. Too bad he couldn't stay healthy.

But...I say fix the Defense first! Orton I think will get the job done as long as we have our old Defense back.
sweet34

Pleasanton, CA

#13 Dec 29, 2008
Pat wrote:
I have seen a lot of comments about Manning blowing the coverage on the long TD and his fumble. What about Slatons long run in the 4th quarter? Manning should have tackled him around the line of scrimmage but his angle was way off. This guy is an NFL caliber athlete...not an NFL caliber player. Lets not forget Manning made the exact same mistake in the Superbowl on Reggie Waynes long TD. I think he should be released. His positives on special teams are completely overshadowed by his mental lapses on defense.
MANNING"S GOT TO GO !!!
Sid Dithers

Lombard, IL

#14 Dec 29, 2008
That's Lovie for ya'. His team blows at least three games by playing three quarters of football, did the same against Green Bay but managed to pull that one out. Manning is a DB so naturally he can return kicks. Hester can return kicks, so he'll of course flourish at WR. Loyd can catch, but he doesn't get thrown many passes. He goes on all year that the defense is great when it sucks right before his eyes. His team does a total toilet flush in Houston and he sees no major changes to be made. Yesterday he and Turner essentially endorsed his mediocre QB as next year's starter. And today he opined about what a great coach Marinelli is and might consider him for next year's staff, which is totally ridiculous. Get Cowher on the phone!
Rocket Man

Watertown, NY

#15 Dec 29, 2008
Manning has the speed to become the Bears 2d threat at running back. He is not a good defensive player but could be an excellent RB if given the chance. Wake Up Bears!

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