Time for Bears' Smith to step in on defense

Bears defensive coordinator says Sunday's loss is on him. Fine. But it's time for Lovie Smith to stage an intervention. Full Story
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Steve

Tucson, AZ

#143 Oct 14, 2008
I think someone should be fired . In that game situation you could have camped two guys there on each side still bump and run on the outside recievers. Use a two man front, who cares about a pass rush really.He is going to get that throw off anyway, and everyone in my house knew where he would have to thow it. So the question is... How is it that men making good money to coach a defense can not figure this out? I have been a Bears fan , Cubs fan, for 40 years, and this is as painfull as regular season stuff has ever been for me. NO EXCUSES! I fix cars and if I was coaching Sun for just the last play, the Bears win!
I also feel real good about our chances of winning with Orton.
Bauer

Indianapolis, IN

#144 Oct 14, 2008
Steve wrote:
I think someone should be fired . In that game situation you could have camped two guys there on each side still bump and run on the outside recievers. Use a two man front, who cares about a pass rush really.He is going to get that throw off anyway, and everyone in my house knew where he would have to thow it. So the question is... How is it that men making good money to coach a defense can not figure this out? I have been a Bears fan , Cubs fan, for 40 years, and this is as painfull as regular season stuff has ever been for me. NO EXCUSES! I fix cars and if I was coaching Sun for just the last play, the Bears win!
I also feel real good about our chances of winning with Orton.
Nobody needs to get fired. Nobody needs to get benched.

The Bears just got beat. It was a good game.

I, too, feel good about Orton as QB. He's one tough S.O.B.

So let's all look forward to what lies ahead:

3 home games with a bye week tucked in that let's everyone get healed up.

The rookie O-lineman will be ready soon.

The Bears have only played one game thus far against a divisional opponent, which they won. They're going to have to beat the stuffing out of the Packers, Lions and Vikings to win the division; but isn't that how it OUGHT to be? And don't you like our chances?
Bauer

Indianapolis, IN

#145 Oct 14, 2008
And to anyone who thinks I've been trash-talking Mike Brown the last couple days, you are sorely mistaken.

#30 is my buddy's favorite defensive player, and mine as well.

I just want to see him step up; it seems like he's playing to not get hurt.

I just want to see the old Mike Brown who psychically reads QB's minds, makes game-changing turnovers and applies bone-crushing tackles.
Bauer

Indianapolis, IN

#146 Oct 14, 2008
I do agree with Haugh that Lovie needs to get a little more "hand-on".

I'd also add that Lovie ought to be a little more ruthless.

George Halas, as much as we love him for founding the NFL, was one VERY ruthless coach.
David

Arlington Heights, IL

#147 Oct 14, 2008
mike wrote:
Dave,
Kicking the ball deep would have been the wise move to make. We seen the end result of the squib kick, Again great coaching decision. Why do you want Lovie to step in on defense. He runs the Open-1, oops; I mean Cover-2.Having him step in on defense is like giving a whale a Tic-Tac for bad breath! As a Bears fan I have been accustomed to seeing a defense unravel, only to hear a list of excuses longer than the Great Wall of China from this staff! They are not that good at gameday decisions.
Sure it looks like the wise move now that you know the outcome. That is not a reason to kick deep. Dave is right and he has REASONS to back it up!
Bauer

Indianapolis, IN

#149 Oct 14, 2008
da_rev_meeks_butt_cheeks wrote:
I just forward this chicago tribune main page to the BBC, RTE, FOX,ABC,NBC,CBS........why does the tribune offer a free download halloween mask of palin, biden, and mccain and yet there is no free scary free halloween mask of obama?
free press my *****!
tribune you are completely NOT politically correct, and in fact, you remind me of the german SS burning books on that special night because "it is not acceptable", what a complete farce.
great freedom of the press
This is a football thread, monkey-brain.

And no "scary Halloween mask" will save your candidate, John "Mr. I-Crashed-5-Navy-Planes" from being TOAST on election day.

GET A LIFE.

Since: Aug 08

Avon, IN

#150 Oct 14, 2008
Why is all the blame placed on the coaches? The players should know how to adjust. If a receiver is beating you with slants, play press coverage. Hello!! If a team needs to go long and save time, don't worry about the underneath routes(Hamiliton). If the d-line is not pressuring the QB, DBs need to disrupt the timing of the routes(5 yd bump). I'll probably just stating the obvisous problems. But coaches don't always have to be the ones to adjust, players need to see for themselves what is happening. Also, why is the offense so topsy-turvy? One game they come out of the gate scoring like mad and the rest of the game blah. Or come out blah and then turn it up a notch late in the game. Ever hear the phrase, "Go for the Jugular?" Try it sometime Ron. Score to you get hot and then score some more. Duh!!!
BIGBRI

Orlando, FL

#151 Oct 14, 2008
FIRE THE LOVETRON AND THE WHOLE GANG AND SAVE THE SEASON!!!!
OUR TEAM IS ONLY AS GOOD AS OUR TIMID, SHOW NO EMOTION LOVETRON, POWDER PUFF LEADER!
MY 90 YR OLD GRANDPA LYING IN HIS DEATH BED WHO CAN BARELY MOVE HAS MORE EMOTION THAN LOVIE WILL EVER!
FIRE LOVIE NOW AND PAY HIM OFF TO SEND HIM BACK TO SHOW NO EMOTIONVILLE, AND MORONVILLE AND GET RIVERA BACK OR MAYBE COWLER NEXT YEAR, OR SOME SHIT KICKERS AND BRUISERS IN OUR BELOVED CITY OF CHICAGO!
florida bear fan

Saint Augustine, FL

#152 Oct 15, 2008
Is Buddy ryan still alive?
Byron

United States

#153 Oct 15, 2008
It is laughable that people are still clamoring for rex.
Rich

Chicago, IL

#154 Oct 15, 2008
Brandon Shropshire wrote:
Why is all the blame placed on the coaches? The players should know how to adjust. If a receiver is beating you with slants, play press coverage. Hello!! If a team needs to go long and save time, don't worry about the underneath routes(Hamiliton). If the d-line is not pressuring the QB, DBs need to disrupt the timing of the routes(5 yd bump). I'll probably just stating the obvisous problems. But coaches don't always have to be the ones to adjust, players need to see for themselves what is happening. Also, why is the offense so topsy-turvy? One game they come out of the gate scoring like mad and the rest of the game blah. Or come out blah and then turn it up a notch late in the game. Ever hear the phrase, "Go for the Jugular?" Try it sometime Ron. Score to you get hot and then score some more. Duh!!!
i nominate this as being one of the best post on this blog i couldnt have said it better myself
Arnie

Duluth, GA

#155 Oct 15, 2008
Butch wrote:
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OK class, if we want to use one year of a career then let's do that for both QB's.
2006 Sexy rexy stats (Best Year)
PCT. Yards/Game QB rating Fumbles Lost
55% 199.6 73.9 5
2005 Kyle Orton stats (Full Season)
PCT. Yards/Game QB rating Fumbles Lost
52% 125 51.6 5
If we wish to compare the first 6 games of their best years feel free to do so--you'll find Rex's 101 passer rating hard to beat.
I can anticipate the "Kyle was a rookie" argument but Rex's first full season as a starter was the year after Kyle, with the same personnel--and led them to a Super Bowl. Matt Ryan is a rookie and he showed that that means nothing.
Believe me when I say I understand everyone's love for #18. He is doing a pretty good job but true Bear fans should want the coaches to put the players on the field who give them the best chance to win, not the best chance to manage the game.
Feel free to try again--and "Shut Your Pie Hole'? What are you, six?
OK BUTCH I'll talk slow here for you....

Rex was not a Rookie in 2006. He had been in the system 3 years. Kyle was a real rookie in 2005 not a pretend rookie like Grossman, and Kyle did not have the benefit of the full pre-season as the number one QB like Rex did. Hell Kyle this year still did not have the full pre-season as the number one QB, he had to share with Numb Nuts.

I chose 2006 for Rex becasue that was his best year. I chose this year for Kyle for 2 reasons
1) He isn't a rookie
2) It is going on NOW in the present!

Oh and the 101 passer ratings... That was before the NFL had adjusted to Rex. Once the NFL realized all they had to do was pressure Rex they unloaded on him and we all watched Rex dirt himself. They are trying to do the same to Orton but they are getting different results. He doesn't crap his pants and when he does get sacks its not 15 yards and a drive killer. Its 5 or 6 yards and we still have a Chance at a first down.

Also if you takes from game 6 2006 on Rex is the 32th rated QB. What are you 6 wanting to remove the 8th ranked QB with the 32th rated QB in the league.
Rich

Chicago, IL

#156 Oct 15, 2008
didnt rex post a 0.0 QB rating what is this conversation about
MDK

Mount Pleasant, SC

#157 Oct 15, 2008
What's with the Rex boners you all get? Jeeezzze, he's already a has been!

“Stimulate THIS!”

Since: Aug 08

West Frankfort, IL

#158 Oct 15, 2008
Bauer wrote:
I do agree with Haugh that Lovie needs to get a little more "hand-on".
I'd also add that Lovie ought to be a little more ruthless.
George Halas, as much as we love him for founding the NFL, was one VERY ruthless coach.
Numbskull, are you watching the same games as we are? I know you are bed-buddies with Lovie but Babitch too? You were the guy apparently during Wanny's 4-12 seasons saying. "Well, its better than 3-13."

Go call old ladies on behalf of your non-citizen, empty suit, no substance, full of change Hussein Obama.
Philo

Seminole, FL

#159 Oct 17, 2008
George wrote:
I'm so glad the front office doesn't read these posts. Some of you "fair weather", "what have you done for me lately" fans are crazy. Not even a whole 2 years ago, we were in the Super Bowl. now you're calling for his job? Why? Because he isn't looking like a mad man on the sidelines when things go wrong? SMDH
We are not the Raiders. We have a good head coach. I can't say too much about the staff, but I know we have a good head coach. I suppose you experts can do a better job, huh? Hilarious
GO BEARS!!! NFC NORTH CHAMPIONS!!!
Isn't that what you did about Rex? Just 3 games from a superbowl and you were demanding Rex's job?

Funny THEY are the fair weather fans, but YOU aren't?

“Let's rock!!”

Since: Oct 07

Aurora, IL

#160 Oct 17, 2008
Arnie wrote:
<quoted text>
OK BUTCH I'll talk slow here for you....
Rex was not a Rookie in 2006. He had been in the system 3 years. Kyle was a real rookie in 2005 not a pretend rookie like Grossman, and Kyle did not have the benefit of the full pre-season as the number one QB like Rex did. Hell Kyle this year still did not have the full pre-season as the number one QB, he had to share with Numb Nuts.
I chose 2006 for Rex becasue that was his best year. I chose this year for Kyle for 2 reasons
1) He isn't a rookie
2) It is going on NOW in the present!
Oh and the 101 passer ratings... That was before the NFL had adjusted to Rex. Once the NFL realized all they had to do was pressure Rex they unloaded on him and we all watched Rex dirt himself. They are trying to do the same to Orton but they are getting different results. He doesn't crap his pants and when he does get sacks its not 15 yards and a drive killer. Its 5 or 6 yards and we still have a Chance at a first down.
Also if you takes from game 6 2006 on Rex is the 32th rated QB. What are you 6 wanting to remove the 8th ranked QB with the 32th rated QB in the league.
Go one, Arnie! I thought this was interesting;

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/69943-did-...

Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton's first season as a starter statistics after six games are very similar.

Rex Grossman completed 107 of 189 passes for 1,387 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2006, while Kyle Orton has completed 122 of 198 passes for 1,386 yards with eight TDs and four interceptions this year.

Itís pretty amazing that the two quarterbacks are separated by only one yard after six games.
Bill

West Chicago, IL

#161 Oct 17, 2008
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Have you noticed the Arf Dog's post #159 ?.....

"It's" xeroxing the same post and replying to numerous people on numerous threads,..... so that "it" can spread "its" obnoxiousness even more readily.

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Philo

Seminole, FL

#162 Oct 18, 2008
Bill wrote:
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Have you noticed the Arf Dog's post #159 ?.....
"It's" xeroxing the same post and replying to numerous people on numerous threads,..... so that "it" can spread "its" obnoxiousness even more readily.
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Please, little bill, show the world where I said what I said in post 159 before. Bet you won't find it, and you're too much of a sociopath to apologize for lying.

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