Suspension of Minnesota's Pat William...

Suspension of Minnesota's Pat Williams and Kevin Williams could...

There are 55 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 2, 2008, titled Suspension of Minnesota's Pat Williams and Kevin Williams could.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Two days late, the Bears won and the Vikings lost Tuesday. When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Vikings defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, he put the smiles back on the Bears' faces ...

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Tracy Heinekamp

Georgetown, TX

#1 Dec 2, 2008
Watch out for the Pack
jab

Melrose Park, IL

#2 Dec 3, 2008
This will not help the Bears. They can't run the ball less than 2 feet for a touch down against the Vikings(not to mention the deep pass out of the endzone from the one yard line). Running the ball up the middle was not working for the Bears, but they kept at it religiously. Either they threw this game to help the gambling profession or they have a coaching staff with blinders on.
Jedd Klampett

Aledo, IL

#3 Dec 3, 2008
I don't get it...haven't you been watching this Bears team?? Their not going anywhere as long as this coaching staff remains in Chicago. There is a difference between being optimistic and just blindly refusing to accept reality.I realize as a sportswriter it's probably getting pretty difficult to find anything positive to write about this clueless, gutless,soulless debacle that is this team but, I don't agree with trying to dupe your readers by instilling a sense of hope to a hopeless situation.This Bears team cannot win until the four horsemen of the apocalypse (Jerry, Lovie,Ron and Bob)have been sent on their way and a new staff, hopefully one with a little fire in their belly and an inclination to hold some of these overpaid under achieving so called athletes accountable for their play.
Michael Donovan

Gilbert, SC

#4 Dec 3, 2008
So typical of the Bears to cite suspended players of opposing teams to boost their confidence and record. Lovie ball, don't try to get better, just hope that the other teams get worse...no accountability.
40for60

United States

#5 Dec 3, 2008
43 of the 54 players on the Vikings roster could have been suspended, and they still would have blown out Chicago. Pompei is a dreamer, and when he wakes up, his IQ actually drops.
40for60

United States

#6 Dec 3, 2008
Tracy Heinekamp wrote:
Watch out for the Pack
Why?
Are they lost AGAIN?
Mike

Palmer, MA

#7 Dec 3, 2008
I agree completely with Jedd K. So the Bears luck out and win the division. Then what? You think they'll get anywhere in the playoffs? Not. It's an ordinary team with ordinary players and an AWFUL coaching staff with same-old, same-old ideas on both offense and defense. Can the GM, coach and both coordinators and let's start 2009 anew, please, with some "fire-in-the-belly" guidance that might -- just might -- improve those ordinary players.
jab

Melrose Park, IL

#8 Dec 3, 2008
The problem starts with the owners. The McCaskey's are the ownly owners left in the NFL who live off of the teams revenues. Until you hve an owner that does not need the money to live off of these revenues the Bears will be run like a Money Hungry Corporation. The Cubs will continue to same way as the Bears.
Jethro

United States

#9 Dec 3, 2008
I agree with Jedd, Jab, and Donovan. This management team of the Bears is bad. The odds are against them winning any remaining games in their schedule. I hate the Packers, but I see them squeeking by both teams and stealing the division.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#10 Dec 3, 2008
Now all we need is for Adrian Peterson, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Tony Romo, Kurt Warner, the whole Giants team, Jake Delhomme, Jeff Garcia, and many others, to get suspended and we just might come out of the NFC this year. There is hope for this team yet!
Stephen

Houston, TX

#11 Dec 3, 2008
Jethro wrote:
I agree with Jedd, Jab, and Donovan. This management team of the Bears is bad. The odds are against them winning any remaining games in their schedule. I hate the Packers, but I see them squeeking by both teams and stealing the division.
I was about to say no way because if the Vikings only went 2-2, the Packers would have to go 4-0 just to tie. After looking at the remaining schedule for the Packers, that is definitely possible. It might come down to a tie-breaker.
lou

United States

#12 Dec 3, 2008
jab wrote:
The problem starts with the owners. The McCaskey's are the ownly owners left in the NFL who live off of the teams revenues. Until you hve an owner that does not need the money to live off of these revenues the Bears will be run like a Money Hungry Corporation. The Cubs will continue to same way as the Bears.
The Bears are #10 in payroll this year. They are spending more than the Pats, Steelers, and Colts. I would have thought they weren't spending any money either based on the the personel that is on the team. This doesn't say much for the leadership of the organization.
If the Bears win out they will win the North. If they can win four games in a row, this will be because they have fixed some of there problems and will be able to play with any team in the NFC except the Giants. If they don't win four in a row, all of the fans can start talking about the draft. Go Bears.
northside mike

Chicago, IL

#13 Dec 3, 2008
This is great news. We are now only 3 players away from another run: Michael Vick, Plaxico, and Pacman. Are you listening Jerry?
Stephen

Houston, TX

#14 Dec 3, 2008
6 teams that are in the bottom 10 of nfl payroll will be playoff teams this year: Colts, Ravens, Patriots, Falcons, Tampa Bay, Denver.
huhwtf

Fort Myers, FL

#15 Dec 3, 2008
Does it matter, the Bears are one and done if they back in.
Florida Jim

Longwood, FL

#16 Dec 3, 2008
Turner still will not be able to design a running play to get through the weakened line.
Are the Bears practicing catching the ball, blocking, tackling, running the correct routes, defending or is it the same routine perfected by Lovie and crew of praising the non-performers and asking how "we can help them" instead of demanding performance for 60 minutes per game of everyone?
JonG

Milton, Canada

#17 Dec 3, 2008
I see two things curently in the NFL which affect the outcome of the season unfairly and apart from the teams' efforts. This situation illustrates the first: the timing of appeals and decisions affects which games players are suspended for and leads to the "what if they had been suspended last week?" comments. Why not get it all done in a week--charge, penalty, appeal, and final decision? The other thing--a pet peeve--is the ability of coaches to watch (selected) replays on the jumbotron or up in the booth and get help in the decision whether to throw the red flag; by chance the technician might get the right angle up in time--or not. Make the coaches--all of them--decide on the basis of what he and his players saw in real time AND KEEP THE GAME MOVING! Can we hope for some rules changes on these items?

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#18 Dec 3, 2008
northside mike wrote:
This is great news. We are now only 3 players away from another run: Michael Vick, Plaxico, and Pacman. Are you listening Jerry?
We line all 3 of them up, and call our new play "felons go long".
Damani

Schaumburg, IL

#19 Dec 3, 2008
Either way it goes the Bears need to run the table to have a chance. The Vikings may be in trouble because history says the Lions are due for a win and this could be a trap game for the Vikings. The Falcons are pretty good and Arizona and the Giants are playoff teams trying to position themselves for home field. I like the Bears chances down the stretch but this team is so Jekyl and Hyde winning four in a row would be surprising!!!
Thomas

Oklahoma City, OK

#20 Dec 3, 2008
This team does NOT belong anywhere near the playoff. I doubt they will luck out and win the division but even if they did so what?

They would just humiliate themselves in the first round.

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