NFL - Bears switch to QB McCown

NFL - Bears switch to QB McCown

There are 31 comments on the Yahoo! story from Dec 21, 2011, titled NFL - Bears switch to QB McCown. In it, Yahoo! reports that:

The Chicago Bears, clinging to fading hopes of reaching the playoffs, have made a switch at quarterback by naming Josh McCown as the starter in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers instead of Caleb Hanie.

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mwgfret

Hayward, CA

#1 Dec 22, 2011
This might be the only case where the turd Josh McCown is actually better than the turd he is replacing. That doesn't belie the fact that they both SUCK! This is just replacing one pile of crap with another pile of crap.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#2 Dec 22, 2011
mwgfret wrote:
This might be the only case where the turd Josh McCown is actually better than the turd he is replacing. That doesn't belie the fact that they both SUCK! This is just replacing one pile of crap with another pile of crap.
Be sure to wipe in between!
eric

Arpin, WI

#3 Dec 22, 2011
Switching qb's right before the Packer game,just like KC did.Maybe Chicago should have fired Lovie as well.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Dec 22, 2011
eric wrote:
Switching qb's right before the Packer game,just like KC did.Maybe Chicago should have fired Lovie as well.
Yeah. Perhaps that is the "formula" for beating the Packers.
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#5 Dec 22, 2011
GBPfan wrote:
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Yeah. Perhaps that is the "formula" for beating the Packers.
I'm sure the Chiefs have already applied for a patent
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#6 Dec 22, 2011
eric wrote:
Switching qb's right before the Packer game,just like KC did.Maybe Chicago should have fired Lovie as well.
Just so we are clear
McKlown is no Orton
That was hard to say
I'd better lay off the everclear so early in the morning
Merry Christmas Eric & GBP
eric

Arpin, WI

#7 Dec 22, 2011
Merry Christmas to you too LBF! Good luck Sunday night!
eric

Arpin, WI

#8 Dec 22, 2011
I just wonder how the game plan of the Packers going to the running game will work out? Ive read,the Packers are going to run the ball alot more and keep the pressure off of the passing game and Rodgers,now Chicago has a great run defense ( unless something changed that i dont know about).The Bears have averaged 11 pts per game during the losing streak.Amazing, they averaged 31 per game in the first 10 games when they went 7-3,,,but losing 3 or 4 straight,they averaged 11 pts per game.The defense seemed to play of until the seattle game giving up 34 pts i believe.
NOW,lets give Chicago some slack here though..losing their starting QB AND RB certainly didnt help and now with Jonny Knox gone that certainly wont help..Can anyone see a low scoring game here? Chicago offense which is lacking lately vs GB COMING OFF A SHITTY GAME vs KC and GB running the ball more vs Chicago great run defense...Now watch it will end up 37-31 or something like that.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#9 Dec 22, 2011
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
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Merry Christmas Eric & GBP
It'll be a good one. We have a game to watch! Merry Christmas to you too.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#10 Dec 22, 2011
eric wrote:
I just wonder how the game plan of the Packers going to the running game will work out? Ive read,the Packers are going to run the ball alot more and keep the pressure off of the passing game and Rodgers,
That is the logical thing to do. The line is essentially new. New players and players in new positions. Run blocking is a confidence builder and simpler in many ways. It also takes some pressure off of Rodgers and pressure off the line when they do pass block because the added running keeps the defense more honest. I'm sure the Packers will mix it up with more draws, screens, roll outs, and 3 and 5 step drops. All of those things will take some pressure off the line while they adjust. However, there are only weeks to get it together. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

“DA BEARS FAN!”

Since: Dec 11

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#11 Dec 22, 2011
GBPfan wrote:
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That is the logical thing to do. The line is essentially new. New players and players in new positions. Run blocking is a confidence builder and simpler in many ways. It also takes some pressure off of Rodgers and pressure off the line when they do pass block because the added running keeps the defense more honest. I'm sure the Packers will mix it up with more draws, screens, roll outs, and 3 and 5 step drops. All of those things will take some pressure off the line while they adjust. However, there are only weeks to get it together. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
except we don't have a running game and mike will probably not give up what works for this offense...passing.
eric

Arpin, WI

#12 Dec 22, 2011
My point was,we cant run the ball when the line is healthy,now,we are trying to run it with players in different positions ect but yea,it is logical to run and not let Rodgers get hit with a different o line.I do agree and thought they would go this route,but, again,im just wondering how it would work out.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#13 Dec 22, 2011
eric wrote:
My point was,we cant run the ball when the line is healthy,now,we are trying to run it with players in different positions ect but yea,it is logical to run and not let Rodgers get hit with a different o line.I do agree and thought they would go this route,but, again,im just wondering how it would work out.
Not being able to run the ball has Never stopped McCarthy before. He knows a team has to maintain a balance. He will almost certainly shift the balance a bit more toward the run given the O-line situation. We will all find out at the same time whether it will work out. Don't count on any more yards on the ground. That won't be the major goal. Winning will be.
answerman

Neenah, WI

#14 Dec 22, 2011
Maybe the Seahawks can pull off an upset against the 49ers on Saturday and the Packers can go into the game not having anything to play for. I hate that, but it's an excuse to rest and protect some of the starters.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#15 Dec 23, 2011
I'm a Seahawk fan this weekend. I trust they can play better than the Steelers did.

“DA BEARS FAN!”

Since: Dec 11

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#16 Dec 23, 2011
GBPfan wrote:
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Not being able to run the ball has Never stopped McCarthy before. He knows a team has to maintain a balance. He will almost certainly shift the balance a bit more toward the run given the O-line situation. We will all find out at the same time whether it will work out. Don't count on any more yards on the ground. That won't be the major goal. Winning will be.
The really only thing the packers should care about is protection this week. Peppers will be coming for rodgers and with out him we are finished. What came out of last weeks loss is some protection questions and concerns.Bears are very good at stopping the run and I think peppers has double digits in the sack dept. He is a Beast.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#17 Dec 23, 2011
packluv1 wrote:
<quoted text> The really only thing the packers should care about is protection this week. Peppers will be coming for rodgers and with out him we are finished. What came out of last weeks loss is some protection questions and concerns.Bears are very good at stopping the run and I think peppers has double digits in the sack dept. He is a Beast.
That is why the Packers will run the ball more. The last thing the Packers want is for Peppers to let loose nearly every play. The Packers will do more 3 and 5 step drops and roll outs so that Peppers (and company) can't predict where Rodgers will be every play. And the the Packers will do more screens to use some of the Bears aggressiveness against them. I wouldn't be surprised to see a few trick plays too. Perhaps some reverses, a halfback option, or flea flicker.
Asst Coach Eddie Fratzah

Brooksville, FL

#18 Dec 23, 2011
Josh McCown has worked his ass off.

Nobody on the team seems to know what holds his pants up.
answerman

Appleton, WI

#19 Dec 23, 2011
GBPfan wrote:
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That is why the Packers will run the ball more. The last thing the Packers want is for Peppers to let loose nearly every play. The Packers will do more 3 and 5 step drops and roll outs so that Peppers (and company) can't predict where Rodgers will be every play. And the the Packers will do more screens to use some of the Bears aggressiveness against them. I wouldn't be surprised to see a few trick plays too. Perhaps some reverses, a halfback option, or flea flicker.
Maybe a little more Randall Cobb Wildcat?
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#20 Dec 23, 2011
answerman wrote:
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Maybe a little more Randall Cobb Wildcat?
I would love to see that. It would be a good time to try that some more.

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