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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Dino

Renton, WA

#61 Dec 1, 2008
Hey Victor Vi-Queen don't you girls have a Vi-Queen website up there? Maybe not enough of you have the internet to create one.

You guys are out of your mind if you think you have the division wrapped up. Losses against the Falcon, Giants and the Cardinals will have you guys staring up at the Packers.

Go Bears!

“Stimulate THIS!”

Since: Aug 08

West Frankfort, IL

#62 Dec 1, 2008
This team blows! Hope they lose the remaining games to get Lovie Dovie one step closer to the Exit sign...besides, even if they win the North, they will get beat at home in the first round.
SmotPoker

United States

#63 Dec 1, 2008
Most of the player's starting on offense couldn't start for any other team in the NFL. Doesn't matter who's coaching when your wide recievers can't hold on to a pass and your offensive line can't hold a block.

Since: Jun 08

Sterling, IL

#64 Dec 1, 2008
Kevin wrote:
Maybe now fans will see that Orton is not our future. 6-6 gets you second place or not first place. The playoffs look dim at this time
Go Grossman!!!
The Bears could have both Manning brothers at quarterback and they would still stink. The team is rotten to the core and needs to be completely overhauled. The team was allowed to sink to these depths because the coaches and amangement were unable/unwilling to admit that they were not as good as they kept telling everyone they were. Since the ownership does not know anything about football, they listened to Angelo and Smith's platitudes about the greatness of the team and its players. Telling these lies was a easier way to keep their jobs and get pay increases than to actually perform.

The 2006 Bears was the worst football team I have ever seen make it to the Superbowl. They relied on luck, special teams and a decent (but overrated) defense to carry them to win a horrendous NFC conference that year. Since going to the Super Bowl, Lovie has been acting like the team accompliished something just by going, and nobody called his bluff to tell him that he did not win anything. You shouldn't be rewarded and praised for just going to the superbowl. You have to win for it to mean anything.
iowatom62

United States

#65 Dec 2, 2008
loviesmiyh and ron turher avs bobbach should be gone the play calling was terrible should of mademike singalterryas the new i have been a breasfan for ovber 50yrs im disgusted with the bears

“"let us, at least be civil"”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#66 Dec 2, 2008
JBS wrote:
Apparently you've been away the last two months, or so. Orton has done nothing in his last four starts. And Grossman started one exactly ONE game against the best defense the Bears will face all season. And he didn't play any worse than most other NFL QBs have against the Titans defense. In fact, he only threw one INT vs. Tennessee. How'd your boy Orton do vs. the great Vikings Sunday night? That's what I thought.
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Neither Orton or for that matter, any other QB is going to have success when the opponent defense is in the backfield, stomping over the offensive line. Nor will there be much success for a QB when his receivers have greased fingers.
Orton couldn't even scramble. He was surrounded from the snap. It's been way too long since the Bears have come to grips with the fact that linemen are now expected to be 300 lbs. plus and also mobile.
The only thing that would have been different if Rexie was in the game is that he would have been smeared more often, and more passes would have been smacked down at the LOS.
The Bears either need a new offensive line or more life insurance on the QB's.

“"let us, at least be civil"”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#67 Dec 2, 2008
JBS wrote:
Oh, and mopes like overthehill told Bears fans who stuck up for Grossman last year that dropped passes and consistent pressure are the fault of the QB, not the receivers or the O-line. Funny how Orton's mere presence on the field "fixed" everything until the great Kyle Unitas had to take on defenses that weren't awful in crucial situations.
Somehow, people like you think they are making a point when they start calling other people names.
You have no idea what I said about Grossman last year, except to say that he was about as mobile as a skyscraper. That is a verifiable truth.
If you bother to read my posts, you will see that I have stated on more than one occasion that the problem is the under-sized and old offensive line and stone-fingered receivers who can't remember the route they are supposed to be running after they leave the huddle.
The obvious difference between Rex and Kyle is that Rex is pooping his drawers the minute he hits the field, and Kyle is not. This self pooping leads to all sorts of bad things, including an odor that transcends television.
You need to pay more attention before you start spouting off.
mxf

Broomfield, CO

#68 Dec 2, 2008
Even though the Bears are terrible, I'd bet in the end, they still win the division. Vikings fans forget that the season series is a split.

With that said, it would be great if the coaching staff would try to put in a game plan for once. Didn't Turner and Smith do their homework and realize that Jared Allen is the best end in the NFL? Did they forget about the Vikings defensive line?? What happened to our throwing the ball to Greg Olsen???

What a mess.

“FIRE CHILLY! FIRE CHILLY! ”

Since: Aug 08

Rensselaer

#69 Dec 2, 2008
mxf wrote:
Even though the Bears are terrible, I'd bet in the end, they still win the division. Vikings fans forget that the season series is a split.
With that said, it would be great if the coaching staff would try to put in a game plan for once. Didn't Turner and Smith do their homework and realize that Jared Allen is the best end in the NFL? Did they forget about the Vikings defensive line?? What happened to our throwing the ball to Greg Olsen???
What a mess.
after what you just said, how do you say that we can just forget about the season, because when you look at it, there is only one guy on our defense that you can beat when they are playing their best, and that is cedric griffin.
Dino

Renton, WA

#70 Dec 2, 2008
Bottom line is the Bears play the next three games at home against three beatable opponents. The Jaguars(who look like they have thrown in the towel), the Saints (A dome team playing in Chicago), and the Packers who are highly inconsistent. Win these three games and the Bears will be in a good position to win the division.
South Side Mike

Cicero, IL

#71 Dec 2, 2008
From my vantage point, the Bears were not able to match the intensity of the Vikings for 48 minutes.

Early in the game they were making plays, getting to the QB, and keeping Adrian Peterson in check. It has been a long time since I've seen a player "take it up a notch" the way Petersen did against the Bears D. I have to give credit where credit is due. Between Perterson on offense and Allen on defense, the Bears could not match that intensity and don't quite match up from a talent standpoint. Seeing Peterson drag several Bears up and down the field was reminiscent of Jim Brown, Jim Taylor, Walter Payton, and Earl Campbell. Only Mike Brown seemed to be able to tackle him one on one, before he got himself moving forward.(I'm old enough to have seen them all play - and I saw Jim Brown play in person)

The Williams boys inside dominated the Bears O line.

The Vikes running game punished the Bears and I don't think the Bears quit, but they just got taken to the "woodshed" Sunday night. Chester Taylor found easy pickings in the 2nd half, because the Bears D was worn out.

The Bears need the offense to score close to 30 points a game to win. The defense can make some plays occasionally, but is no longer the dominating defense that can prevail in a low scoring game. Before the injury, Kyle Orton was on his way to being a major threat game in and game out and he will continue to make progress. The Bears O needs help on the O line, although they have not been as bad as earlier predicted. But they need the talent level to keep the chains moving, get the tough yards, e.g., 3rd and 2, win the hand to hand combat in the trenches against the elite teams and dominate the weak teams if they want to return to the Super Bowl.

Matt Forte has been a big plus, but the passing game lacks an elite threat; someone who can make big plays like Steve Smith did on the road against the Packers on Sunday. The passing game needs 2 receivers that the D must game plan for.

Finally, the players and coaches must stop playing to the media. I want to see production on the field, not hear "spin" all week long. I can understand the media doing their job, but the players have to get their heads into preparing each week and demonstrating some professionalism, not playing to the media.

Finishing 9-7 would be a good accomplishment for this team, but they don't have the horses to go deep in the playoffs, and could finish just out of the playoffs.
mxf

Broomfield, CO

#72 Dec 2, 2008
Jeebs, I think Hester burned both of your defenders on that TD. And the final score of the first matchup indicates your team got burned a few times. In fact, the Vikings record suggests that they have been burned a few times. Jared Allen is the best end in the NFL and granted, your team played a good game, but the Bears have played better games than they did on Sunday night including the one where they beat the Vikings.

“FIRE CHILLY! FIRE CHILLY! ”

Since: Aug 08

Rensselaer

#73 Dec 2, 2008
mxf wrote:
Jeebs, I think Hester burned both of your defenders on that TD. And the final score of the first matchup indicates your team got burned a few times. In fact, the Vikings record suggests that they have been burned a few times. Jared Allen is the best end in the NFL and granted, your team played a good game, but the Bears have played better games than they did on Sunday night including the one where they beat the Vikings.
its mainly cedric griffin who gets burnt. ever since this season started, i have wondering about his ability to be a starting corner in the nfl. if it were for antoine winfield we would get burnt about 20 times a game.
allchifan

United States

#74 Dec 2, 2008
Smith is just an idiot...to even think we need help getting into the playoffs...we are the worst pretenders for a playoff spot I can think of....fire Phillips, Angelo, Smith, Turner, and Babich...let them all go to Notre Dame....they all are useless.....Smith and his interview lies....I'm tired of this crew pretending to be something other than what they are....we are not going near the playoffs, Urlacher is done, and we have him for a whole lot of years....heck if his production drops off more next year like it did this one then he, Harris, Tillman, Vasher and Brown will all be playing for the same losing team....and doing little but making big bucks....Our offense is broken, the Cover 2 doesn't cover, and Hester can't run a kick back if he were the only player out there....what a complete waste of time...I am embarrassed about being a bear fan.....Angelo has given us nothing.....Lovie and his crew of coaches are all losers..........
Bearfanforlife

AOL

#75 Dec 2, 2008
I'm not going to waste my time trying to hoping and praying for the 2008 Bears to accomplish anything, because it would futile for this team to make the playoffs because Lovie and his crew will have them "ill-prepared" and they'll get creamed. Or either the offense or defense WILL under-perform and get us embarrassed AGAIN. this team does NOT rise-up to the occasion in a big game.
I'm all ready looking forward to 2009. Mainly because in 2009 we WILL NOT have to hear any of this REX crap from his disillusioned fans, who put his Rexness above TEAM. Maybe we will have some resolution about Babich, Vasher, The Safety position, A top-notch reciever.
Too bad we are stuck with Lovie for a few more years. The man stinks as a in-game coach.
1bearsfan

United States

#76 Dec 4, 2008
allchifan wrote:
Smith is just an idiot...to even think we need help getting into the playoffs...we are the worst pretenders for a playoff spot I can think of....fire Phillips, Angelo, Smith, Turner, and Babich...let them all go to Notre Dame....they all are useless.....Smith and his interview lies....I'm tired of this crew pretending to be something other than what they are....we are not going near the playoffs, Urlacher is done, and we have him for a whole lot of years....heck if his production drops off more next year like it did this one then he, Harris, Tillman, Vasher and Brown will all be playing for the same losing team....and doing little but making big bucks....Our offense is broken, the Cover 2 doesn't cover, and Hester can't run a kick back if he were the only player out there....what a complete waste of time...I am embarrassed about being a bear fan.....Angelo has given us nothing.....Lovie and his crew of coaches are all losers..........
You Win the Clown of the year award! You predicted this Bears team to go 3-13,so whats your problem?? Since these Bears are at 6-6,with the Playoffs & Division title still within grasp! They have way exceeded your pathetic expectations.I think you Are just an angry Little Boy.Who is struggling with your Gender preference Issues!! BEAR DOWN! GO BEARS!! 2008 DIVISION CHAMPS!!

“FIRE CHILLY! FIRE CHILLY! ”

Since: Aug 08

Rensselaer

#77 Dec 5, 2008
1bearsfan wrote:
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You Win the Clown of the year award! You predicted this Bears team to go 3-13,so whats your problem?? Since these Bears are at 6-6,with the Playoffs & Division title still within grasp! They have way exceeded your pathetic expectations.I think you Are just an angry Little Boy.Who is struggling with your Gender preference Issues!! BEAR DOWN! GO BEARS!! 2008 DIVISION CHAMPS!!
i couldnt agree with you more. im a vikings fan, but that guy has to be the winner for dumbest post of the year. he is just a mess and i dont even know where to begin.

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