Pressure on Bears to beat Rams

Pressure on Bears to beat Rams

There are 44 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 22, 2008, titled Pressure on Bears to beat Rams. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Danieal Manning spent part of last week saying the Bears needed to "circle the wagons" as a way to shut out the criticism they have been receiving.

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Northbrook, IL

#1 Nov 22, 2008
Just fold, please. Sack Urlacher, Grossman, and Lovie Smith.

Moberly, MO

#2 Nov 22, 2008
REALLY RICK? as if you werent stating the obvious.
T Manoukian

Kailua Kona, HI

#3 Nov 22, 2008
Right on Rick. Some days you seem a little harsh or even colicky, but you hit the nail on the head today. Mike Brown is a true leader.
Big Bob in SC

Waynesville, NC

#4 Nov 22, 2008
Right on Rick. "Hopefully" I'll never see that word attributed to that sad excuse, Lovie Smith, again. I'd love to hear him say that the defense stinks and that certain big money "players" are on the inactive list until they do somethng worth the bucks. Then, "hopefully" he resigns...#1 fantasy.
I hate people who play NOT TO LOSE.

Rensselaer, IN

#5 Nov 22, 2008
The Bear organization is soft,the team is lazy,they play lazy.A good a$$ whipping by the Rams ought to get some heads rolling out the door at halas hall.GO RAMS.

United States

#6 Nov 22, 2008
For some years the D has been making opposing QBs look all pro. They just do it more often now. This is what they are.

United States

#7 Nov 22, 2008
Rick: You are being you I guess.As far as Hester goes.You are lying saying that blocking is not an issue,a flat out Lie! I agree Hester has been pressing it lately.But everyone who has dissected tape agrees the Blocking has been a major factor this year.This has been publicized enough that you know.So you are lying so you can point the finger at Hester now! Who will it be next week?? Mike Brown is a great example.Hopefully the rest of the defense starts earning those big contracts & laying it all out on Sundays.Having a chance at winning the Division & the playoffs in reach.That should be enough motivation.The Rams game can get us back on track both on Offense & Defense.It is there for the taking,time to show some heart Take care.BEAR DOWN! GO BEARS! 2008 DIVISION CHAMPS.

Warrenville, IL

#8 Nov 22, 2008

Absolutely correct, Rick.

Your statement,... "These Bears talk a good game, especially on defense. They don't happen to play a good game.",... should be written upon the gravestone of this season.

They keep saying,.. and implying that they're a "really good" Defense.......... Yeah..... They WERE.... Once upon a time.... They AREN'T any more....

They should stop trying to live off past accomplishments.... It isn't working.


Shawnee, KS

#9 Nov 22, 2008
Trust me, Rick; as a Rams season ticket-holder, the Bears need only show up at the Dome on Sunday. In fact, given the Rams' sorry offense, Lovie should seriously consider resting most (if not all) of his starting defensive 11.

Yeah, I know -- you think I'm joking, right? I'm talking mid-major, college-level football from the Rams.

My tickets have already gone to several Bears fans (take THAT, Richie Incognito!).

United States

#10 Nov 22, 2008
"If all of this seems a little harsh in light of the Bears' 5-5 record, especially for a team that many (including me) predicted to go 6-10, well, things change."

I call BS. This writer consistantly has bashed the Bears during the preseason and beyond. Now, because of the emergence of Orton, "things change?" Yeah, right. I call it "Cover my rear."
Right hand of Justice

Alpharetta, GA

#11 Nov 22, 2008
Come on this is the Rams we're talking about. They'd better win and if it turns out to be a SPANKING by the Bears, BIG DEAL. Again it's the RAMS we're playing. I doubt much has changed for our defensive capabilities (or lack of) in one weeks time. Especially considering Lovie and Babbich combined track record concerning change!
Right hand of Justice

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Nov 22, 2008
On second thought...I have changed my mind. BEARS LOSE!!!
I bet they're STINKING "D" gets ripped apart by Bulger. Why should anything change from past performances this year against mediocre QB's.

“Bleeding Orange and Blue ”

Since: Oct 08

Chicago. Columbus & N. Calif.

#13 Nov 22, 2008
Rick, while I rarely agree with your point of view or the manner in which you voice it, I would have to agree with you here. Our Bears are "not the team they thought they were" and it's time to own up to what they've become. Last weeks game was the very reason that this must happen and soon because as bad as this has looked it can STILL be turned around,( you can stop laughing now!)

As long as we have players with character like Mike and Alex Brown, Daniel Manning, Garret Wolfe and others, there's always a chance! SOME Bears players are still quality people despite big contracts to some who might not be so deserving. Let's hope that the "others" find their HEART and PASSION for great Bears football, before it's too late!

Tom P

Valparaiso, IN

#14 Nov 22, 2008
While I'm sick of Bear performances in certain games this year, I am especially tired of many so called Bear fans. Yeah, I was crushed watching Da Bears lose to that piece of crap team from Green Bay. The outcome would have hurt just as bad in a 3-0 game. I still will root for them and moan when things go bad. Do you boo your children when they bring home a C on their report card ??( you may cheer them since that was probably a great grade for many of you fair weather fans)Show some support and hope they find there way these last 6 weeks. By the way, Bears 37....Rams 13. Book it !!!!

Pahrump, NV

#15 Nov 22, 2008
Keep giving 40 million bonuses to 22 year old kids, and what do you think they are going to do do with the money.

PARTY. And there goes their concentration

They dont have to work for their money

“Let's rock!!”

Since: Oct 07

Aurora, IL

#16 Nov 22, 2008
bronelllione wrote:
Keep giving 40 million bonuses to 22 year old kids, and what do you think they are going to do do with the money.
PARTY. And there goes their concentration
They dont have to work for their money
Our forum friend Dimz posted this on the Urlacher thread, and I think these words apply:

"Desire,passion,fire etc etc gentlemen; this is not a game of romance, this is a game driven by fame and greed, not the outcome of a game or team "spirit". Don't be fooled by PR departments..

These "players" perform for the fat wallet, and once they get it, its usually heavy enough to weigh them down. Just look at the how it worked out this year with all the players that got paid, not only on the bears, but in the league and not only this year, but in the last 5-10 years.

Execution is only a concern for those that want the "fat wallet".

The team has given up. And the coaching staff should really consider retiring.

A hungry healthy Grossman should have started in place of an immobile, gimpy Orton that probally saw stars after every throw because of the pain.

We had the Rams the following week for Orton heavens sake.

Bears are just bad."

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Nov 22, 2008
Am I crazy to think that hester should be limited to special teams?

Paso Robles, CA

#18 Nov 22, 2008
why these sportwriters are beating dead horse (Bears) for more than 20 years. because it is their living Who cares.. Bears personally believe are stubborn on puropose because they just want to save money by hiring 3rd tier offensive coaches.
Why there is no word from Bob Babbich on news paper at all? If it was Kenny Williams, or Ozzie oh yes put on first page. Why they are loser. because similar mentality picks similar mentanlity. Bear loser to all of writers a Loser. They know that.. But they have to make living until Dec..(Until bears go away) and then they go on Cubs LOL as long as they keep on doing this, these two teams will never win. period. So keep on doing this. Who cares..

Decatur, IL

#19 Nov 22, 2008
Any articles of more than 2 paragraphs on the Bears-Rams is overkill. The Bears should win by at least 2 touchdowns. If it's close at all it will be humiliating. As awful as the Rams are, even if they win by more than 30 points it will be a non-story.

Decatur, IL

#20 Nov 22, 2008
terry491 wrote:
Am I crazy to think that hester should be limited to special teams?
No, you're not crazy but are some of us crazy for daring to wonder if Hester's career is over or that at a minimum it has peaked?

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