Bears' luck runs out, but they find a...

Bears' luck runs out, but they find a way

There are 40 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 22, 2008, titled Bears' luck runs out, but they find a way. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Bears fans were booing after the Packers' second touchdown Monday night, and it wasn't to keep their vocal cords from freezing like water pipes.

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DagoT

United States

#2 Dec 23, 2008
"Whoever is behind this story line has quite the active imagination."

Well, that rules YOU out, don't it, Ricky?

Since: Dec 08

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#3 Dec 23, 2008
What I don't understand is how the coaching staff and the team seemed not to be "UP" for this game! The season is on the line, we're home and the fans fill the stadium in the coldest weather in history for a game and they play the most uninspired football of the year in the first half. Go figure!!
Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#4 Dec 23, 2008
Bottom line....Bears win. They live to play another Sunday. Somewhere, Walter Payton is smiling.
Anchor

Chicago, IL

#5 Dec 23, 2008
I really like how the MNF crew just kept on stating that the Packers are the better team and deserve to be in the playoffs. Their constant bear bashing was over the top. Orton showed he was a good QB in the first half of the season. How about that success? I doubt so much of that would come out of their mouths if we had not lost those three games in the first half of the season. Regardless, everyone applies "you are what your record says" to the Bears...Lets apply that to the Packers as well. I do agree that we were outplayed for much of the game. I believe Bob Babich needs to figure out a different scheme on defense because offenses dont even flinch when the blitz is shown and drawn back. Defensively, I was thoroughly happy with the play, other than the few instances they kept converting on 3rd and long (why is this a pattern for the bears? Teams convert 3rd and long on us all day) And I believe that we need to go to Brandon Lloyd some more. He has proven to be a reliable receiver (when he actually plays....).
Bob

Tallahassee, FL

#6 Dec 23, 2008
Does Uhrlacher get credit for blocking the overtime coin toss? By going off his head, that must have made the difference in the toss coming up heads. The Bears had better be "up" for a Texan team that seems to play well at home.
vocal

Richton Park, IL

#7 Dec 23, 2008
Anchor wrote:
I really like how the MNF crew just kept on stating that the Packers are the better team and deserve to be in the playoffs. Their constant bear bashing was over the top. Orton showed he was a good QB in the first half of the season. How about that success? I doubt so much of that would come out of their mouths if we had not lost those three games in the first half of the season. Regardless, everyone
applies "you are what your record says" to the Bears...Lets apply that to the Packers as well. I do agree that we were outplayed for much of the game. I believe Bob Babich needs to figure out a different scheme on defense because offenses dont even flinch when the blitz is shown and drawn back. Defensively, I was thoroughly happy with the play, other than the few instances they kept converting on 3rd and long (why is this a pattern for the bears? Teams convert 3rd and long on us all day) And I believe that we need to go to Brandon Lloyd some more. He has proven to be a reliable receiver (when he actually plays....).
thats because they have a better offense. We all know that you need an offense to score points consistently. You cant always rely on the defense and special teams to win it. Go Robbie Go kick it for the win. Can you kick orton out of town aswell? lol
florida bear

Saint Augustine, FL

#8 Dec 23, 2008
Remember chicago,it took a florida gator to save their ass,the ole saying it`s better to be luckly than good was never more a evident than last nite.That big ole gator paw gave us all an early christmas present,unbelievable!!!!!
Scott

Batavia, IL

#9 Dec 23, 2008
Once again, the Bears - a team with no future as currently constituted - defy logic and hurt their future with another untimely win. We learned that we still have no effective QBs, wide receivers (we compensate with TEs) or pass rushers, and the coaching still stinks. Wake up McCaskeys!! Enough Angelo, enough Lovie. Can we please get competant leaders??

Since: Jun 08

Chicago

#10 Dec 23, 2008
Chuck D of Valpo wrote:
Bottom line....Bears win. They live to play another Sunday. Somewhere, Walter Payton is smiling.
Just like he was when he pushed Big Cat up to block that field goal in GB a few years back!
marty

Hackensack, NJ

#11 Dec 23, 2008
What's with the freaking pooch kick at the end of the game? It worked so well in Atlanta? Can you advance through the playoffs with missed and blocked field goals as your biggest weapon? Lovie, the worlds dumbest genius.
Ernest T Bass

Aurora, IL

#12 Dec 23, 2008
DagoT wrote:
"Whoever is behind this story line has quite the active imagination."
Well, that rules YOU out, don't it, Ricky?
wow...axe to grind much?!?! try and stay on topic AND offer either insight or amusement. The pettiness board is in the Lifestyle section.
Gina L

Chicago, IL

#13 Dec 23, 2008
This is a team with great talent but inconsistent execution. They have the ability to go all the way to the Super Bowl, but they're missing drive.

I believe the intangible "spark" that is needed is leadership. If the coach(es) are not willing or able to step up and provide this, let's hope one or more of the players does it soon.
Terry H

New Albany, IN

#14 Dec 23, 2008
I am a lifelong Bears fan and I will always support them but this team does not deserve to be in the playoffs! They have a QB who always looks where he is going to throw and he cannot throw an accurate ball more than 20 yards. Other than the TE's, his receivers play more like freshman in college, they can't get any separation and they drop more passes than they catch.

The defense simply stinks! Over the pass coouple years of Babich's tenure I have more third rate receivers become pro bowl recievers when playing the Bears. I'm 55 and I have no doubt that I would be able to get open for 15 yard gains on third and 14. They have no pass rush and they need to go back to high school so they can learn how to tackle!

This team needs help in several areas but the first one is a coaching and GM change. Lovie may be a nice guy but his coaching results justify a change. I still can't believe he let his ego decide to get rid of Ron Rivera for his "friend" Babich. Next on the list is to draft one of the top QB prospects and also a professional receiver who knows how to get open and can actually catch a ball. Of course after that they do need a good DT and maybe some DB's who can actually cover someone man to man without giving them a 15 yard cushion when it's 3rd and 10.

These Bears have a lot of work to do and it must start with a coaching change and getting a new GM.
Chuck

United States

#15 Dec 23, 2008
"...entire social order in jeopardy." Very good Rick, very good.
Chuck

United States

#16 Dec 23, 2008
DagoT wrote:
"Whoever is behind this story line has quite the active imagination."
Well, that rules YOU out, don't it, Ricky?
Coming from the guy in DUH Moines...
ct bears fan

Newington, CT

#17 Dec 23, 2008
I really hope we don't hear a lot of Orton bashing now... he is still a good QB and will begin to show it again as he did in early season.... he may not be getting that lucrative contract extension just yet as everyone was talking about in the early season, but he is still going to prove his worth and continue to get better within time. Now down to the reality of things:

-We need a damn #1 receiver! and not a draft pick.. we need to trade/sign free agency.. to put along side with Hester/Loyd/Booker
-Babich needs to be gone/demoted... just isn't working...
-We need a good CB to put along side Tillman...

Lets Go Giants!!! and Philly/Oakland too!
Jacob S

Aurora, IL

#18 Dec 23, 2008
This was probably the weirdest way that the Bears have ever won against the packers...
Steve

Lisle, IL

#19 Dec 23, 2008
ct bears fan wrote:
I really hope we don't hear a lot of Orton bashing now... he is still a good QB and will begin to show it again as he did in early season.... he may not be getting that lucrative contract extension just yet as everyone was talking about in the early season, but he is still going to prove his worth and continue to get better within time. Now down to the reality of things:
-We need a damn #1 receiver! and not a draft pick.. we need to trade/sign free agency.. to put along side with Hester/Loyd/Booker
-Babich needs to be gone/demoted... just isn't working...
-We need a good CB to put along side Tillman...
Agreed...
Kent

Elmwood Park, IL

#20 Dec 23, 2008
Totally on target, Rick. I can't wait until next Sunday, who knows what'll happen? Perhaps Chicago police will shoot a polar bear on the north side, or perhaps the Bears will sneak into the playoffs.
wolf359

United States

#21 Dec 23, 2008
ct bears fan wrote:
I really hope we don't hear a lot of Orton bashing now... he is still a good QB and will begin to show it again as he did in early season.... he may not be getting that lucrative contract extension just yet as everyone was talking about in the early season, but he is still going to prove his worth and continue to get better within time. Now down to the reality of things:
-We need a damn #1 receiver! and not a draft pick.. we need to trade/sign free agency.. to put along side with Hester/Loyd/Booker
-Babich needs to be gone/demoted... just isn't working...
-We need a good CB to put along side Tillman...
Lets Go Giants!!! and Philly/Oakland too!
Orton sucks.

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