Bears fall hard with everything at stake

Bears fall hard with everything at stake

There are 77 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 30, 2008, titled Bears fall hard with everything at stake. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

So the question in the ongoing saga of this crazy, up-and-down season was whether the Bears would be able to build on last week's dominant victory over the ghastly Rams, who are the worst team in the NFL no ...

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Reality Check

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Nov 30, 2008

United States

#2 Nov 30, 2008
Some place a Minnesota Twins fan is smirking.

Naperville, IL

#3 Dec 1, 2008
Reality Check wrote:

Yeah ..... Right !!

That'll solve it !!


Britton, MI

#4 Dec 1, 2008
The bears have zero wide receivers, not a single one. Their best wideouts are tight ends and half backs. If they owner of an nfl team lets their general manager put together a team with no wide outs, a flawed offensive line, an overpaid underperforming defense and a coaching staff that is only good at platitudes and attitudes, then those owners are going to lose loyal bears fans.
Reality Check


#5 Dec 1, 2008
The Bear's need to be sold. Period.

The ownership stinks-George Halas at least cared about winning. The McCaskey's couldn't care less-they'd still make their nut even if no one showed up in attendance due to television contracts, but the truth is: with PSL's, sold-out games and an indifferent ownership running the "show," it doesn't matter. The coaching staff cannot adjust in-game to real time game situations. I could out-coach Lovie & his myopic staff in my sleep. The recycled Ron Turner can't game-plan against an above 500 team to save his job and Lovie is Lovie: An under-achieving, emotion-less joke who has no business being a head coach. Any success the Bear's have had up until this point is in spite of him and his "staff" not because of him. The one productive item he's brought to Chicago is/was his philosophy on defensive turnovers which is not only unique to Lovie. Outside of that, he's one of the worst head coaches in the league. He and his hand-picked staff get outcoached consistently: See: Atlanta game, John Fox/Panthers, Tampa Bay game, last nights game, Packers, etc. Lovie will not out-smart or surprise anyone with his conservative, predictable approach.

Until the Bear's are sold to an owner who actually cares about wins, hires a GM who is given the freedom and the budget to trade for free agent Offensive Line help and wide receivers, the Bear's are toast. Don't even get me started on the defensive, conservative cover 2 philosophy-lou-sy! The Bear's could have paid and hired Fanaka for the offensive line, re-signed Berrian, who burned them last night for a record-tying touchdown and kept their special team ace who (as usual) they were too cheap to pay an additional 500,000 to keep, and essentially mailed in the season by not addressing legitimate needs.

Same old cheap-skate, under-achieving Bears.
Rance Mohammitz

Bradfordsville, KY

#6 Dec 1, 2008
man, can't believe there are still grossman fans, sheesh. Add 3 fumbles AND 2 more picks if lil rexie was in last night, SHEESH...

It wouldn't have mattered if we had P. Manning last night the way our O line "performed" and our rec's were dropping balls, and how our coaching BLEW IT AGAIN, and, aw cr@p, what's the use...
Rance Mohammitz

Bradfordsville, KY

#7 Dec 1, 2008
Reality Check - Right on point.

Fort Myers, FL

#8 Dec 1, 2008
yea, we got issues.... dammit man.

Beaufort, SC

#9 Dec 1, 2008
Chicago does not deserve the bears.

We deserve a pro football team. We haven't had one since '85 or whenever that was that they won.

The kaskies should be burned at the stake.

Naples, FL

#10 Dec 1, 2008
Fan since 1945 and I have never seen a bear team with such apathy. I think McGasky should be fired along with Lovie and Turner. They should get rid of the entire offensive line because they suck and Mike Brown is the only defensive back worth keeping. Get rid of the overpaid linebackers. Then they should draft the entire USC or Oklahoma college teams and get Bobby Stoops or the the texas tech coach and at least they would be fun to watch.

Naples, FL

#11 Dec 1, 2008
hester the jester. can he read. he is overweight and overpaid. who is the talent agent for the bears. soupy sales.

“"let us, at least be civil"”

Since: Oct 07

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#12 Dec 1, 2008
Reality Check wrote:
Were you away during the games Grossman started while Orton was out? One look would convince anybody that Rexie is dunfer.
What the Bears need is not so much another QB, they need some receivers that can catch a football. I'm sure you saw the ball bounce off of Hester's elbow while he was running some sort of pattern known only to him. In the NFL, when you hit a receiver's hands, the ball is supposed to stay there. Not go off in some wayward direction. Can't blame Kyle for beginning to press when all else was failing.
If there was an "unconscious player of the game" award, the trophy would have to be split by Hester and Tillman. Hester puts the team on the five more often than any other punt returner and Tillman sees more opposing player catches than the other tream's sideline staff. BTW, please, no more BS about the Bears' defense.

“"let us, at least be civil"”

Since: Oct 07

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#13 Dec 1, 2008
robxfray wrote:
hester the jester. can he read. he is overweight and overpaid. who is the talent agent for the bears. soupy sales.
Sayers nailed it when he said it looked like Hester was afraid to run. Maybe his new exorbitant salary is making him think that he is a protected species.
Last year, he used to turn up the field and run around other people, now he heads for the sidelines as soon as he can. He lets the ball bounce from the 20 and fair-catches it on the five. I wonder if he ever sees the game films?
He has gone from dangerous to laughable in one season.

Santa Clara, CA

#14 Dec 1, 2008
The Bears better draft a QB this time. They haven't had a decent one since Jimmy Mac. Orton showed promise early on, he's another pretender. Next!

You almost have to blow up this team, the same guys get hurt every year, we have no deep threats because we keep trading them or letting them go to other teams. If Forte wasn't a stud this year, we'd be as bad as the Rams.

The coaching staff has always been a dud, we went to the Super Bowl 2 years ago because Hester ran back a lot of kicks and the D could outscore the O. remember the Cardinals game???

Enough is enough. Oh, and while you're at it, get the McSlacksys sell the team to someone who cares. Mark Cuban, are you listening???LOL
Jim Martin

Bilambil, Australia

#15 Dec 1, 2008
Blame this loss on Ron Turner and his play selection. When is he going to learn that when a play works, like the one that Hester scored a touchdown. Dont repeat it over and over again. Try it to a different receiver. His problem all along has been that he is so predicable.
Harry Paratestes

Chicago, IL

#16 Dec 1, 2008
It's too bad the Bores have 3 more games at home this year, it takes away the opportunity for a plane crash.

Lennox, SD

#17 Dec 1, 2008
Coach Fool strikes again. Lovie is clueless. Can someone tell Devin Hester to run forward? There was a reason John 'swinging door' St. Clair was not a starter for other teams in the NFL. Finally the battle between 3 thrid string Qb's is starting to rear his rightful head. Anyone who thought Kyle Orton was a starter at this level are the same nut jobs that still think gross Rexman is great. I saw that Charles 'Brown' Tillman had a bandage over his eye. My only hope is the Kruetz punched him in the face before the game. Vasher and Tillman have been among the biggest disappointments next to Urlacher and Harris. BTW.. What do you call 3 unmarried men, 8 kids and 3 gold digging whores? The contineud drama surrounding half of our pro bowl defense. From character to play to coaching this team completely sucks. In the real world, Lovie Smith and his BFF Dusty Babich would have been immediatly fired. In fact, you can make the case for extortion in the case of Loser Smith. We now go with 'operation no show' for the final 3 home games. This seems to be the only way the season ticket holders can get that old bats attention. Folks been a season tickeet holder for over 30 years. This will be a bad team for at least the next 3-4 and that's only if everything goes perfectly. The only thing that can have half a chance of turning it around is a new coaching staff. Lovie fullfills the need for the organization to get it's black coach out of the way. It is clear we got the dumbest one of the bunch so next time lets go with quality instead of affirmative action.

Euclid, OH

#18 Dec 1, 2008
Your teams suck. If not for the Lions you would be 4-6. You get all fired up about the Bears when for the last 15 years you have had a team without an offense and had your playoff fortunes determined by the schedule, Mike Brown pick sixes and luck. Oh, and BTW, your hockey team sux too.

Tucson, AZ

#19 Dec 1, 2008
How does it feel to get beet by the better team? i knew the game in CHI was a fluke. The bears simply are not that good of a team. Lets cheer on the Vikings to win the division!!!
snowball bob

Chicago, IL

#20 Dec 1, 2008
6-10 is still possible!

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