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10 things David Haugh knows about the Chicago Bears

There are 36 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 27, 2008, titled 10 things David Haugh knows about the Chicago Bears. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

As much as anything, I know the Bears should have been thankful Thursday for still having a good shot to win the NFC North when many of us figured they would use December to stage 2009 auditions instead of a ...

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#21 Nov 28, 2008
I was sick after watching Rex play the Titans. Then, the Green Bay game sapped my will to watch the Bears at the Rams, but I took a few peeks anyway. I don't know what's gonna happen Sunday night, but I hope to be talking about the 7-5 Bears on Monday. Since we are officially in holiday-mode now, here's my wish:
Please great spirit of the wind and snow, please show the Bears coaching staff some divine film on how to run out of different formations. Can we have fewer middle rushes and more tosses and sweeps? Thank you.

Since: Jul 08

Windsor, Ontario

#22 Nov 28, 2008
So IL Bruno wrote:
Sunday nite: I want some ingenuity by Ron Turner. How about the all but forgotten half-back option play. We never use it, so if used properly, automatic TD. Also, I'm tired of the useless Jason McKie. this guy brings nothing to the table in my book. He must have photos of Turner and/or Lovie. He misses more blocks than he makes....Also, i've been watching the Bears on TV for 35 years, and I don't think I've ever seen the Flea-Flicker. For God's Sake, let's do something different because you know the Viqueens are selling out to stop Forte.
Good call Bruno - I agree completely. Turner's offensive game plans are without imagination, completely predictable and rely "our guy beating their guy" way too often. When's the last time we've seen him pass on 2nd and short? Or run a trap play, or...
PBJ from TN

Madison, AL

#23 Nov 28, 2008
Vikings 37
Bears 12

Can't improve game-to-game when you're playing conservative and trying not to lose, rather than playing aggressive and trying to win

United States

#24 Nov 28, 2008
Pinches ositos culeros van a perder.........Purple Pride!!!
Rance Mohammitz

Bradfordsville, KY

#25 Nov 28, 2008
Bleed Cubbie Blue wrote - I want Cowher!
That would be a dream from heaven, and how often do they come true,(dammit)

Auburn, AL

#26 Nov 28, 2008
I told you in September when you were ranting about getting rid of Bradley that he was the best, most dangerous receiver on the team. He has now proven it, albiet with a really bad Kansas City team. The Bears have no concept of how to evaluate or maximize the productivity of wide outs.
Wooly Bully

Indianapolis, IN

#27 Nov 28, 2008
The Bears haven't had an NFL caliber wideout since Dick Gordon in the early 70s. Willie Gault had the speed and was dangerous for a couple years.

The recent crop - Bradley, Wade, etc.- laughable. Of course, it may not have been the receivers. It may have been the typical lack of quarterback....and a coaching staff that has NO concept of how to develop players (receivers or otherwise).

That light, fast defense of the Bears has not been able to stop anybody (the Rams barely qualify as a good college team). Peterson will run up BIG yardage against the Bears. The Vikes will win handily.

As I said at the beginning of the year, the Bears are nothing more than a mish-mosh of players with little talent. Some of the players have a ton of talent (Briggs and Forte come to mind).

But that coaching staff couldn't win with the Giants' or Pats' talent.

El Dorado Hills, CA

#28 Nov 28, 2008
remember the bears are 2-0 in snf...

Rensselaer, IN

#29 Nov 29, 2008
IT all boils down to in game decisions which Smith never has done since he became head coach.The defense hid that flaw for a couple of years.Time has slowed this team down,unable to adjust.

Wayne, IL

#30 Nov 29, 2008
So IL Bruno wrote:
Sunday nite: I want some ingenuity by Ron Turner. How about the all but forgotten half-back option play......

Hell,..... Might as well throw in a few single-wing plays.

From what I've seen,... Orton certainly doesn't shy away from throwing a block.


Evanston, IL

#31 Nov 29, 2008
Oh man Haugh you never like to give the big picture, instead you prefer to distort the facts. Take your remarks about BB and Bradley. BB is on a running team who is actually in the playoff hunt. His QB for the first two games of the season was T Jackson, yes thee T Jackson, who was later replaced by legend of bad Gus Frerotte. BB has close too 700 yards recieving in 9 games started, a 19.8 Ave. on YPC 4 receptions of 40+ yards and 0 fumbles. He averages over 60 yards a game under his current QB problems. In his last three games BB has been playing with an injury and did not start 2 of those games so it's easy to get your 5 game stat comparison. How many 100 yard games does BB have this year? 3.
Mark Bradley. Has a total 885 yars in 5 years so yes he has more yards than BB this season and it took him 5 years too do it. He has a better QB and is on a team that is forced to pass more because they paly from behind every game. His yards per catch average is 12.6, he has no 100 yard games and in six games has managed 300 yards playing reciever in garbage time. Wow what a stud. He also plays on a team that has two real threats on offense so the secondary does not scheme him first like they do BB.
What next Haugh? How about you compare BB too Plaxico over the next 5 games. After all Plaxico just shot himself in the leg so I am shure you can find a way to try and spin that.

United States

#32 Nov 29, 2008
Those of you who are complaining about the cover two, do you realize they only run that a fraction of the time? The Titans had 42 pass attempts and the Bears were in cover two only 12 times.

Since: Nov 08

God's Country

#33 Nov 29, 2008
Marc wrote:
Vikings 55, Bears 24. Adrian Peterson runs for 266 yards and 5 TD's, including two 99-yard rushes. Forte has another strong outing, 22 carries for 110 yards and a TD but Vikings absolutely shred Bears D. Only positive note is Orton completes 20-27 passes for 200 yards and a TD. The 7 incompletes were drops by Booker, Lloyd, and Hester.
Wow, now I don't even need to go to the game. Vegas must fear you.

“Bleeding Orange and Blue ”

Since: Oct 08

Chicago. Columbus & N. Calif.

#34 Nov 29, 2008
ryan, your a viqueens fan, and you of all people don't have the right to call ANYBODY an idiot. Castle is a FIRST TIME PLAYER and that was the point I stated in regards to Hanie and his eventual opportunity to show his skills. Your coach and lousy team wouldn't know squat about Q.B.'s anyway which is painfully obvious so go back and cry to someone of your own intelligence level, you know, a fellow Viqueen fan and learn a thing or two about real football in the N.F.L. while your at it. P.S. Manning's returns in the short term over Hester's body of work, now who's the IDIOT?
ryan wrote:
ur an idiot! matt castle isnt a rookie and as long as manning keeps starting games with 50 yard returns then he should take the kick off honors...
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“Bleeding Orange and Blue ”

Since: Oct 08

Chicago. Columbus & N. Calif.

#35 Nov 29, 2008
Iknowthatguy wrote:
One thing the Bears don't need is more competition at QB. If Orton can win ,and he can, keep him there until he starts to collect SS. We need stability. He is not a Farve, or Montana, Manning or even a Big Ben but he is started quality in the NFL. <quoted text>
Are you even a Bears fan? Where have you been the last twenty-some years. I never stated Kyle wasn't our guy but a REAL Q.B. competition in the off-season is exactly what this organization has needed for a long time. I'm an Orton guy who hopes he pans out and gets the nod but I know how this story has ended before and there's no excuse for sitting on talent when you should be PLAYING it! Stupidity has cost us a Superbowl by an inability to recognise and adjust the Q.B. position and now they posses the opportunity to correct that trend.

“Stimulate THIS!”

Since: Aug 08

West Frankfort, IL

#36 Dec 1, 2008
Billyard wrote:
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Good call Bruno - I agree completely. Turner's offensive game plans are without imagination, completely predictable and rely "our guy beating their guy" way too often. When's the last time we've seen him pass on 2nd and short? Or run a trap play, or...
Well, Turner did exactly what I feared...a very lame game plan. the game turned on the 3 horrible plays at the one. Then, Lovie goofed. You gotta kick the FG there. Worst game of the year for Turner. Ship the whole coaching staff down the river...but they won't. It will cost too much.

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