Ready to rumble? Bears 'D' doesn't se...

Ready to rumble? Bears 'D' doesn't seem close

There are 125 comments on the story from Aug 28, 2008, titled Ready to rumble? Bears 'D' doesn't seem close. In it, reports that:

Defensive coordinator Bob Babich moved from the press box to the sideline Thursday night to call signals for the Bears in their 16-10 exhibition victory over the Cleveland Browns.

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Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 28, 2008
Chico, or Chico, where art though Rivera.

Bayville, NY

#2 Aug 28, 2008
wow no comments tonight.. haha i told you orton sucks hahahhahahahahahhaha ahahah oh yea baby.. 6'2 250 of mush and pussycat mixed together. he's soft punk he's not an nfl qb just look at the poles. i'm so glad this guy got pressured what a girl he couldn't even stay in the pocket hafl the time no one was near him and he could barely throw the ball with his weak arm. what a first class bum. This org is running out of excuses i'm glad now everyone can see it's not rex's fault exactly the momentum rex needs to play well this season and then leave and tell chicago and the rest of you orton lovers to kiss his @ss while he leaves and goes elswehere.. you loser take that hahahahah aahah i'm loving it don't every go angainst a genuis mind.,

Westlake Village, CA

#4 Aug 28, 2008
Typical Haugh column, telling us what we all saw with our own eyes with little or no analysis. He finally admits that the Bears D has been bad since the Superbowl. Hmmmm...I don't know David....what could be the difference....wasn't there another defensive coordinator before...what was his name.....

David Haugh, always months late arriving at conclusions that anyone watching the games on a regular basis knows immediately. Oh well, he only recently realized that Grossman has some deficiencies at quarterback, but we still need him around, right David?

The only thing that could be worse than Lovie or Angelo running this team, would be Haugh....
Sick of Grossman

Mchenry, IL

#5 Aug 28, 2008
I don't think this is a bad defense of good players anymore. I think perhaps many of these so called players aren't quite as good as their new contracts are made out to be. Just sayin...

Chicago, IL

#6 Aug 28, 2008
Is it me, or are the guys on D as flat as one week old soda? They seem to have been that way after Chico was thrown out.
SouthSide Bob

Midlothian, IL

#7 Aug 28, 2008
Everyone better hope that the Cubs and Sox go deep into the post season. it's going to be a loooong winter, Chicago.

United States

#8 Aug 28, 2008
Am I the only one that has a problem with Lovie being considered a top ten coach? I wouldn't even put him in the top half, and that's being generous.
West Coast Cali Bear

Huntington Park, CA

#9 Aug 28, 2008
If the Bears have a bad defense with good players, then it may point to coaching.This team was built on the old, very old concept of strong defense to stop the run and run the ball effectively on offense. The trouble is they can't stop the run and their running game is suspect. Modern football applies balanced offense with a strong defense. Past champions: Giants, Patriots, Steelers all had the aforementioned concept. Its stunning the Bears have not understood. If they do not get their act together, they win four games this year and heads will roll.
Smack em upside the head

Chicago, IL

#10 Aug 28, 2008
NFC Title game was won with strong defense for the first 3 Quarters (besides one busted play that allowed Bush a big TD) and the running of Thomas Jones to put the game away in the whaddya do JErry Angelo in that off season, allow Ron Rivera to fly away and get rid of Thomas JOnes. IDIOT! PLease Jerry leave, like you said when you fired Dick Jauron "Expectations were not Met!!"
AZ Bear Fan

Chandler, AZ

#11 Aug 28, 2008
The Bears are not going to be good this year because our O-line is a joke! Thanks Jerry Angelo for only adding one O-lineman in the off-season with a back problem! The Bears can put Tom Brady or Peyton in and it still wouldnt matter because they would get killed with the terrible O-line that the Bears have.
Haughz femine side


#12 Aug 28, 2008
JOHN F #4-
Haugh defended Rex, like Rex had pictures of him a backroom of a Bar in Boystown.
He finally came to grips with the Fact that the TEAM didn't NEED the Rex Grossman Drama, nor his inconsistent play. This team has more pressing needs than coddling an inconsistent QB.

Hey Orton sucks of Patterson N.J.#2.- This is a frekkin TEAM game, your whinning about Rex, is old news and self-serving. Get with the program

Tonight was "Typical Rex". In a NO-Pressure type game he played decent.
While he's a Bear, I will always wish him well. But as a BEAR FAN, I'll be glad to see him gone, Along with Lovie, Turner, Babich and Angelo.

Oak Park, IL

#13 Aug 29, 2008
It appeared to me that Babich's defensive strategy is to have everybody converge on the ball. Then, when the ballcarrier cuts back, or the QB does some misdirection, there is nobody left on the back side to make the stop until 20 yards downfield. And if I can see it, imagine the offensive coordinators in the league watching the films and salivating, dreaming of the day they get to run all over the Bears.

Asheville, NC

#14 Aug 29, 2008
Lovie and his boys are possibly the worst coaching staff in the NFL>

Asheville, NC

#15 Aug 29, 2008
Lovie and his boys are possibly the worst coaching staff in the NFL.
MM in NY

Liverpool, NY

#16 Aug 29, 2008
THEY NEED TO CHANGE THEIR SCHEME! THIS DEFENSE NEEDS TO BE A BLITZING, ATTACKING TEAM. THE COVER-2 IS OLD NEWS AND EASY TO BEAT LIKE A DRUM. It may take a firing of a coach to get this defense fired up. Babich has the tools but does not know what to do with them. Remember Vince Tobin? It will take an 0-6 start to wake this organzation up.


#17 Aug 29, 2008
It's time to bring back Ron R. or someone who can motivate the palyers. Babich has proved nothing other than he is Lovie's buddy. If the Bears continue to play the way they are showing in preseason I believe it should be the end of the Lovie and his coaches. It could be a 3 and 13 or a 4 and 12 season.

Stillmore, GA

#18 Aug 29, 2008
Ever since Rivera contract was NOT renewed the defense collapsed, coincidence? Rivera should replace Smith NOW!

Mount Pleasant, SC

#19 Aug 29, 2008
Bring Rivera Back NOW!!!!!!

Sumter, SC

#20 Aug 29, 2008
Keep in mind, in the preseason teams water down their defense to basic schemes and very basic blitz's. They don't want to show off anything that teams watching tape can key on later in the year. It's suppose to be about fundamentals... but right now, our defense is looking fundamentally deaf...
SC Dave

United States

#21 Aug 29, 2008
Too bad the Bears won't hire Singletary.

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