Darren Sharper Think the Bears Can Compete with the Packers in the NFC North

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Who will challenge the Green Bay Packers for dominance in the NFC North? Longtime NFC North guy and former Minnesota Viking and Packer Darren Sharper thinks it's going to be your Chicago Bears.

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GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#1 Jun 21, 2013
Why didn't Darren pick the Vikings? ROFLMAO
eric

Monroe, WI

#2 Jun 21, 2013
I think they can too,but,i said it before and ill say it again, the Bears main weakness is Jay Cutler.
Talent is there, but is missing that certain something.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#3 Jun 21, 2013
eric wrote:
I think they can too,but,i said it before and ill say it again, the Bears main weakness is Jay Cutler.
Talent is there, but is missing that certain something.
I'm not a big Cutler fan, but IF he is the Bears main weakness, what the heck is Christian Ponder? Many Bear fans acknowledge Cutler's weaknesses, while the Viking fans brag up a guy that would lucky to hold the clipboard for Cutler. Cutler's problems have nothing to do with a lack of talent.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#4 Jun 21, 2013
I think all the teams in the NFC north made great strides to take the Packers off the top. the Bears & the Vikings I think have the best chance of doing it. I think this will be the year we start to the Packers fall apart. Just to many leaders lost off the team & a team can't stay on top for ever. I havn't see anyone jump into the leader roll in camp yet. they got like 4 guys all wanting it but team hasn't said who it would be this year. expect a fall if not this year then the next.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#5 Jun 21, 2013
viking nation wrote:
I think all the teams in the NFC north made great strides to take the Packers off the top. the Bears & the Vikings I think have the best chance of doing it. I think this will be the year we start to the Packers fall apart. Just to many leaders lost off the team & a team can't stay on top for ever. I havn't see anyone jump into the leader roll in camp yet. they got like 4 guys all wanting it but team hasn't said who it would be this year. expect a fall if not this year then the next.
Obviously Darren Shaper (and most of the world) disagrees with you.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#6 Jun 21, 2013
BTW you have been saying the same thing about the Packers for many years now. I can just imagine how proud you will be next year or 5 years from now or 10 years from now when you can finally claim how smart you were. ROFLMAO
Packer Backer WichitaKs

Wichita, KS

#7 Jun 21, 2013
viking nation wrote:
I think all the teams in the NFC north made great strides to take the Packers off the top. the Bears & the Vikings I think have the best chance of doing it. I think this will be the year we start to the Packers fall apart. Just to many leaders lost off the team & a team can't stay on top for ever. I havn't see anyone jump into the leader roll in camp yet. they got like 4 guys all wanting it but team hasn't said who it would be this year. expect a fall if not this year then the next.
Until someone steps up and knocks the Packers off the top perch in the NFC North everything you say is a moot point. That's why they play the games isn't it? Until someone proves differently, the Packers are the team to beat in NFC North. If that happens they'll get a tip of the hat from me. I fully expect the Packers to be better defensively and, with the additions to the running game, better offensively. We all know who the leader of this team is #12. As long as Rodgers is taking snaps behind center he will be the leader.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#8 Jun 22, 2013
Packer Backer WichitaKs wrote:
<quoted text>Until someone steps up and knocks the Packers off the top perch in the NFC North everything you say is a moot point. That's why they play the games isn't it? Until someone proves differently, the Packers are the team to beat in NFC North. If that happens they'll get a tip of the hat from me. I fully expect the Packers to be better defensively and, with the additions to the running game, better offensively. We all know who the leader of this team is #12. As long as Rodgers is taking snaps behind center he will be the leader.
I like both the RB the Packers added but I don't think their any better then the guy they had Green & the Packers run game wasn't a threat then & they havn't did anything to improve their front line so I wouldn't expect to much out of the run game they need some linemen not only for the run but to help keep Aaron upright. How long can he last with 51 sack seasons, He has been lucky if you ask me.
Packer Backer WichitaKs

Wichita, KS

#9 Jun 23, 2013
viking nation wrote:
<quoted text>I like both the RB the Packers added but I don't think their any better then the guy they had Green & the Packers run game wasn't a threat then & they havn't did anything to improve their front line so I wouldn't expect to much out of the run game they need some linemen not only for the run but to help keep Aaron upright. How long can he last with 51 sack seasons, He has been lucky if you ask me.
Run-blocking comes more natural to linemen than pass-blocking does. One can also fault Rodgers for being sacked so often. He has a tendency to hold on to the ball too long sometimes simply because he doesn't like to throw the interceptions. Part of the Packers offensive line issues were due to injuries thus forcing guys not playing their natural position on the o-line. That will be addressed this off season by the staff. As far as you thinking that Lacy and Franklin won't improve the running game I think you are wrong. If McCarthy & staff make a commitment to running the ball more you will see a much improved offense. Part of the reason Rodgers gets sacked so much is that the opponents defense know that the Packers are a throwing team which allows them to be more aggressive in their pass rush. If we see more of a balance in the run/pass game this offense will be even tougher to defend against. Would not be surprised, by midseason, to see Franklin emerge as the featured back. He may have been the steal of the draft.
Packer Backer WichitaKs

Wichita, KS

#10 Jun 23, 2013
viking nation wrote:
<quoted text>I like both the RB the Packers added but I don't think their any better then the guy they had Green & the Packers run game wasn't a threat then & they havn't did anything to improve their front line so I wouldn't expect to much out of the run game they need some linemen not only for the run but to help keep Aaron upright. How long can he last with 51 sack seasons, He has been lucky if you ask me.
Of course this is all speculation on my part just as you Viking fans believing that Ponder is going to lead your team to the NFC North title!
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#11 Jun 23, 2013
Packer Backer WichitaKs wrote:
<quoted text>Of course this is all speculation on my part just as you Viking fans believing that Ponder is going to lead your team to the NFC North title!
Every year it's same. Viking fans predict the Packers will do worse than the Vikings, and every year the Viking fans are wrong. This year won't be any different.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#12 Jun 24, 2013
GBPfan wrote:
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Every year it's same. Viking fans predict the Packers will do worse than the Vikings, and every year the Viking fans are wrong. This year won't be any different.
huh. And here I thought the Vikes have more division titles than the pack since the vikes'inception. So good there are no packer trolls who make up for impotence by thinking a packer win is a win personnally.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#13 Jun 24, 2013
Purple Faithful wrote:
<quoted text>huh. And here I thought the Vikes have more division titles than the pack since the vikes'inception. So good there are no packer trolls who make up for impotence by thinking a packer win is a win personnally.
How many of those Viking division titles were in the last 10 years? Or last 20 years? Aren't you Viking fans always whining about "ancient history" and how that doesn't count? Of course PACKER fans find it hilarious that you losers find division titles so important. The only thing a division title means to a Packer fan is a guaranteed playoff spot. For us the NFL season really starts with the postseason. That is where it ends for the Vikings.
Packer Backer WichitaKs

Wichita, KS

#14 Jun 27, 2013
GBPfan wrote:
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How many of those Viking division titles were in the last 10 years? Or last 20 years? Aren't you Viking fans always whining about "ancient history" and how that doesn't count? Of course PACKER fans find it hilarious that you losers find division titles so important. The only thing a division title means to a Packer fan is a guaranteed playoff spot. For us the NFL season really starts with the postseason. That is where it ends for the Vikings.
Couldn't agree more. Vikings fans like to count division championships. Packers fans like to count NFL championships. Packers 13, Vikings 0. Cracks me up everytime they talk about division titles. Guess that's because they don't have any Super Bowl titles or NFL Championships to talk about.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#15 Jun 27, 2013
Packer Backer WichitaKs wrote:
<quoted text>Couldn't agree more. Vikings fans like to count division championships. Packers fans like to count NFL championships. Packers 13, Vikings 0. Cracks me up everytime they talk about division titles. Guess that's because they don't have any Super Bowl titles or NFL Championships to talk about.
Let's break it down to the most quarters won! Wheeee! That is an impressive accompolishment too. I would check it out, but like division titles, I really don't care.
Laughing Bear Fan

Longmont, CO

#16 Jun 27, 2013
Compete is a relative term
The Vikings can compete all the way till the opening kickoff
Then they fold like a cheap suit
Packer Backer WichitaKs

Wichita, KS

#17 Jun 28, 2013
GBPfan wrote:
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Let's break it down to the most quarters won! Wheeee! That is an impressive accompolishment too. I would check it out, but like division titles, I really don't care.
What I find extremely amusing is that none of us Packer fans really come on here and brag about what our team is doing or could possibly do. Sure, we have our expectations. But the Viking fans will tell us how much better their team is position by position, they have the best RB in the league and the best up-and-comer at QB. That doesn't mean crap unless you go out and win a championship. When the Packers have won they have not necessarily had the best players but they found a way to win as a team. In 52 seasons, or whatever, the Vikings have failed to do this.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#18 Jun 28, 2013
Packer Backer WichitaKs wrote:
<quoted text>What I find extremely amusing is that none of us Packer fans really come on here and brag about what our team is doing or could possibly do. Sure, we have our expectations. But the Viking fans will tell us how much better their team is position by position, they have the best RB in the league and the best up-and-comer at QB. That doesn't mean crap unless you go out and win a championship. When the Packers have won they have not necessarily had the best players but they found a way to win as a team. In 52 seasons, or whatever, the Vikings have failed to do this.
And WE certainly have every right to brag! After winning a Super Bowl and dominating the division for years it is Packer fans that should be crowing about the upcoming season. However, as Packer fans we can be realistic. There is no need to lie to ourselves or to one another. That is one of the differences in being a fan of the record 13 time world champions and being a fan of the Vikings. Decades of failure has shaped them into bitter, envious, delusional people. They probably deserve our sympathy. However, I prefer to increase their envy and frustration instead.
eric

Monroe, WI

#19 Jun 28, 2013
Packer Backer WichitaKs wrote:
<quoted text>What I find extremely amusing is that none of us Packer fans really come on here and brag about what our team is doing or could possibly do. Sure, we have our expectations. But the Viking fans will tell us how much better their team is position by position, they have the best RB in the league and the best up-and-comer at QB. That doesn't mean crap unless you go out and win a championship. When the Packers have won they have not necessarily had the best players but they found a way to win as a team. In 52 seasons, or whatever, the Vikings have failed to do this.
How true about not having the best players when they won the championship.GB had nearly 1/3 of their players on IR including their starting RB ( Ryan Grant) and TE ( Finley) AND they lost Woodson in the SB when he broke his shoulder/collar bone.Obviously,you would like to find the best player available at each and every available position but there is a ton to be said about playing together as a team..If you have stars all over and dont play together,guess what happens.
Im really looking forward to seeing if all the hard work with going to coaching school at Texas A & M to learn about SF option offense pays off as we have SF on the road,then Washington at Lambeau as our first 2 games next year,,2 mobile qbs and still have great teams like Baltimore,Pittsburgh ( yes they finished 500 or a bit over/under but always tough), NYG coming up as well as ATL and N.O. so thats some very tough teams with great qb play coming up..SO, start with SF and Washington on through..We just have to hope GB doesnt get off to their annual slow start ( like the past handful of years lately).Hopefully Coach Mc. changes something up as well as the strength and conditioning so they not only play healthier ( less hammy issues) but can play more complete the whole game and not tiring out in the 4th ( which has been a problem) Drives at the end when they need a few 1st downs to kill the clock failing and leaving the defense to handle it ( granted they won most of them) but it would be nice to see Aaron adn Co. get the ball with 5 Minutes and drive,kill the clock,eat some yards,move the chains and even score and put that game out of reach and hopefully thats where moving Bulaga and Sitton to the Left side and drafting Lacy and Franklin will pay off big.

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#20 Jun 30, 2013
eric wrote:
I think they can too,but,i said it before and ill say it again, the Bears main weakness is Jay Cutler.
Talent is there, but is missing that certain something.
FINE LINE BETWEEN ARROGANCE AND CONFIDENCE..........FINE LINE BETWEEN LEADER AND COCKINESS..........Cutler hadn't figured out which is which..........Much respect 2 Jay from my fat azz typing this but..........just sayin'.........

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