Last exhibition represents last chance for some Bears

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Try telling defensive end Dan Bazuin or wide receiver Mark Bradley that Thursday night's exhibition finale at Cleveland means nothing.
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msk777

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Aug 27, 2008
 
A forthcoming report from the FBI, working in conjunction with the CIA and NSC, stipulates no records of any sort exist that verify the individual Dan Bazuin, and so has determined that he in fact does not exist.
DagoT

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#2
Aug 28, 2008
 
Play the starters at least a half -- I say this selfishly - I'll be at the game.
Da Bearss

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#3
Aug 28, 2008
 
The starters on D should have to EARN their way off the field. Make 'em play until they deliver back-to-back three-and-outs.
SC Dave

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#4
Aug 28, 2008
 
I'd watch arena league before flipping the channel as you suggest.
Mike

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#5
Aug 28, 2008
 
Rest the defense? Their last game, they couldn't tackle at all. Those guys need to play. Hester lacking confidence; Not! He got paid, Play! If this team cannot beat the second string starters, this season will be a total loss! Enjoy another season of frustration!!!
Chi-Town Hustler

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#7
Aug 28, 2008
 
In a lot of ways I like the make up of this team and in other ways it stinks. There are real question marks at RB, OB on Oline. What I thought and still do think is solid defense looked shakey last week. I guess next Sundy night in Indy we will see what holes we really have. I love ya Bears no matter what.
Syed Raza

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#8
Aug 28, 2008
 
msk777 wrote:
A forthcoming report from the FBI, working in conjunction with the CIA and NSC, stipulates no records of any sort exist that verify the individual Dan Bazuin, and so has determined that he in fact does not exist.
that only means that Jerry Angelo should be nominated for the GM of the century!
Gimy

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#9
Aug 28, 2008
 
urgh, don't mention Jones. i still think the bears are idiots for not giving him a 2-3 year contract. organizations rule in terms of contracts nowadays so if that guy does well...he's gone next year cuz of a one year deal. no way he'll sign a measly deal just cuz the bears gave him a chance. lock him up, and if he sucks...you can cut him, no losses. idiots...

and if i remember correctly...Manning has been talented on kickoffs for AWHILE now, its no secret the bears have 2 talented guys that can return. the main problem with Hess is his qb. short dunky dumpoffs all game with Orton? thats like saying hey, Usain Bolt...run the marathon. its totally not his game. open up the field, and he can produce. make him an almost possession type receiver where he has to actually BE a good wideout instead of a guy utilizing his speed and agility...and his talent is all but lost. unless orton is passing for 200 plus(which would be a DRASTIC improvement) every game and WINNING...i expect Hester to get grumpy, REALLY quick into the season. orton better learn to throw the deep ball cuz if not...then those stupid WR screens that 99% of the time don't work are the only orton-hester combo we'll consistently see
SAH

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#10
Aug 28, 2008
 
Wish Obama would have selected Lovie for his VP candidate. Then we could be done with both of them by December 1st.
George

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#11
Aug 28, 2008
 
Because of the risks, I agree that they should rest. But I also think they should play at least 3 series each. Let the offense build some confidence against a less than mediocre defense of the Browns. And let the O-Line build some confidence against a half way decent D-Line of the Browns. (If they play Shaun Rogers and Corey Williams). The bears defense needs to show us something. But I'm confident they will be fine. Other than that, I'd like to see Kevin Smith get somewhere between 10 - 15 carries. I'm really curious about all the cuts they're going to make. I think Garret Wolfe may come up on the short end of the stick. I hope not tho.
dirty bong water

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#12
Aug 28, 2008
 
i still don't understand the ricky manning jr. dismissal. he had one bad year (as did the entire defense last year). he is a ballhawk back there and now he is gone. they are going to rely on unproven, young db's to play one of the more important on the ball field.

who is making the personnel decisions at hallas hall.

We cowher and fast.
Mac

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#13
Aug 28, 2008
 
Why would I toon in to hear Obama bash America?
Reality Check

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#15
Aug 28, 2008
 
Man, a lot of Obama haters on here. You guys need to get your heads out of your azzes.
Bman

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#16
Aug 28, 2008
 
SAH wrote:
Wish Obama would have selected Lovie for his VP candidate. Then we could be done with both of them by December 1st.
What is with all the Obama references on a bears topic? You people are really obsessed!
greg maliska

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#17
Aug 28, 2008
 
I'm going to keep on the Mike Hass bandwagon.Give this guy a chance with the limited time the 1st string plays to-night.
I agree with the Lovie-theory about Hass,not one of his boys,etc.Also put Angelo in with him.Angelo would rather cut Hass,than one of his high draft picks or trades-Booker.
One would think with the Bears rep as being cheap,they would keep Hass.But cutting one of the others would actually be more expensive because of the up front money that Angelo has spent on them.
The only possibility for Hass to stay on the team is injury.Either to Haas,or one of the others,that would make a spot for Hass.
Surprised that David Haugh hasn't made a opinion on Hass!
Trier Alum 03

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Aug 28, 2008
 
Hass should start over Booker
Dave

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#19
Aug 28, 2008
 
Bman wrote:
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What is with all the Obama references on a bears topic? You people are really obsessed!
Now we just need to find a way to get religion and sexual orientation into the conversation and we'll have about as much controversy as a "sports" post can handle.
BearsFan54

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#20
Aug 28, 2008
 
Lets play not to get hurt cause you can judge talent that way. This team is going nowhere. Might as well play in the Powder Puff League. Kevin Jones had one decent run cause there was nobody around him and he was hawked, then he did nothing his next 2 carries. The ones who should be worried is Grossman, Booker, Bradley, Manning and McGowan just to name a few. These guys have done nothing to solidify a spot. Im sure Angelo will keep his guys though like the idiot he is!
Arnie

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#21
Aug 28, 2008
 
neal wrote:
I see the bigots are out in full force. No mention how the repulitards have trashed the Constitution. Just a bunch of Ditto Heads stewing in their own trash.
Definition of bigot:

Anyone who disagrees with neal.
Neil

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#22
Aug 28, 2008
 
Neal! You're giving us a bad name. Look up the word bigot in the dictionary, an empty suit doesn't qualify nor does being a White Sox fan or a coach that can't make adjustments. Bring on the Mighty Quinn!!

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