No-huddle is a yes for the Bears

No-huddle is a yes for the Bears

There are 38 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 28, 2008, titled No-huddle is a yes for the Bears. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

It always has been easier to bash the no-huddle offense than it has been to stop it.

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Da Church of Da Coach

Bloomington, IL

#21 Oct 29, 2008
Since when is "L O L" a curse word?

Since: Apr 08

Brookfield, WI

#22 Oct 29, 2008
For clarity, Orton didnt "beat out" grossman in training camp or vice versa.

The QB competion was a farce and Orton was predetermined as the starter.

Many beat reporters commented on this.

Thing is many of us knew the competition was a farce, except we thought it was Grossman.

Now I'm just going by what the reports and media stated.
Da Church of Da Coach

Bloomington, IL

#23 Oct 29, 2008
SERIOUSLY!?!? The abbreviation for Laugh Out Loud is being censored?!? Really?!? WTFOMGBBQ!!!
1bearsfan

Rifle, CO

#24 Oct 29, 2008
quills wrote:
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What are you Pompei's mother or agent? Anything written in the paper is subject to criticizm and I did just that. Hey dimple d_ck I can write anything I want, just like you. Wonder that you can read, sure can't write. Go back to your farm and leave others alone. Responses are for what is written not spending time to answer moorons like you.
I see why your name is Quills.You like to stick it to people.You dont like it when someone sticks you back.Grow a spine buddy.I like the no-huddle.but not too much,where it keeps our defense out too long.Our offense definitely executes well while in it.Lets whip up on the Lions this week,fellow Bear Fans! GO BEARS!! 2008 DIVISION CHAMPS!!
Bill

Melrose Park, IL

#25 Oct 29, 2008
Da Church of Da Coach wrote:
SERIOUSLY!?!? The abbreviation for Laugh Out Loud is being censored?!? Really?!? WTFOMGBBQ!!!
.

Really.......... But, for some reason, not always...... Go figure.

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Ray

Chicago, IL

#26 Oct 29, 2008
I dont understand why people still bash on rex? He is not even playing. The people who do this are A) not realy fans B) have no idea about football and C) are plain retarded. Rex is done....get over it. Get off of his d*** already.
Da Church of Da Coach

Bloomington, IL

#27 Oct 29, 2008
1bearsfan wrote:
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I see why your name is Quills.You like to stick it to people.You dont like it when someone sticks you back.Grow a spine buddy.I like the no-huddle.but not too much,where it keeps our defense out too long.Our offense definitely executes well while in it.Lets whip up on the Lions this week,fellow Bear Fans! GO BEARS!! 2008 DIVISION CHAMPS!!
C'mon 1bearsfan, follow the quills logic:

Pompei is not allowed to criticize a coaching decision ... because Pompei is not a coach.

Quills points out that he can criticize Pompei ... because he (quills) can read and write.

Quills then calls me a moron ... because quills is ... well you get the point!

ps. I love quills you "special" little ray of sunshine.
Arnie

Verona, WI

#28 Oct 29, 2008
Two things:

First, Quills, the reason why a guy like Dan Pompei should be giving his opinions is because as a reporter, he spends all of his working hours every day talking to coaches, players, former players, former coaches, watching games (not just once like you and I, but several times to make sure he sees every detail), watching probably nearly every practice, and he has been doing this for years covering the Bears. I think he is far more qualified than any former high school stud to offer his opinions on what the team should do.

Second, the one thing no one has mentioned about the no huddle is that some of the most valuable time spent is when the offense is up on the line of scrimmage for the last 10-15 seconds of the playclock. Obviously it's valuable for the QB to see defensive alignment, etc, but also because the defensive lineman in particular cannot relax. The ball could be snapped pretty much anytime once the offense is on the line, and because of that, they have to be down in their stance, ready to fire off the ball. Normally, you have that time to stand there and catch your breath, but with the no huddle, it is extremely draining to be in that stance, tensed up and ready to go. In other words, even though you may have the same time elapse between plays, huddling up allows rest, and and the no huddle gives virtually no rest. The impact is similar on offensive lineman, but they have one small advantage in that even though they are on the line, they do know whether they have 10 seconds to rest (albeit in their stance) or if it is going to be a quick snap. The defensive lineman don't know that part of it, so they are definitely at a disadvantage.(Oh, and yes, I am qualified to offer that opinion Quills...I played both offensive and defensive line for 12 years.)
George

Chicago, IL

#29 Oct 29, 2008
Does anyone know if Kick Roach is back? He's playing pretty good before he went down. I kinda like the idea of a 4 LB formation. But it leaves us short in the secondary. Still, it's something to look at. Our defense could use a little change like that. Going into a 4-4 will make us even strong against the run and it gives us one extra LB to either blitz or to drop into coverage and protect against those slants. I don't know. What do you all think?

GO BEARS!!! NFC NORTH CHAMPIONS!!!!
Arnie

Columbia, SC

#30 Oct 29, 2008
I agree lets discuss the starters.... First I'd like to say I was a big Urlacher fan until he put a gun to the Bears head this off-season. I've bought few Urlacher jersey's for the Kids.

But he has turned into a below average Middle linebacker. I record the games and go through them later during the week. It loks like Urlacher is a step and half slower, doesn't hit nearly as hard as he use to. He isn't making any spectacular plays anymore. He routinely gets driven back by only one lineman. I have no idea how he is second on the team in tackles. I think someone is cooking the books on Urlacher tackles?

Is he done?
jOE

Miami, FL

#32 Oct 29, 2008
I agree the no huddle offense is effective, but you have to be careful when to use it. Perhaps this is why are defense is tired by the 4th quarter because the offensive drives are to quick. Never thought i would say that about our offensive but i like the no huddle to start the game and the half with but not after the defense makes a stop they need to rest. Another thing i like him but where has Urlacher been all year. You never hear is named get called during games.
CubsFaninIndiana

Chicago, IL

#33 Oct 29, 2008
quills wrote:
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What are you Pompei's mother or agent? Anything written in the paper is subject to criticizm and I did just that. Hey dimple d_ck I can write anything I want, just like you. Wonder that you can read, sure can't write. Go back to your farm and leave others alone. Responses are for what is written not spending time to answer moorons like you.
And writing an opinion is EXACTLY Pompei's right as well. He's just lucky enough to get paid for it. So, have a beer, sit back , and just relax, man! Ur gonna give urself a stroke or a heart attack, lol!
deep pass

Elgin, IL

#34 Oct 29, 2008
K20A2_S wrote:
one day..........just one day..........I'll click on a Bears thread where Rex Vs Orton is not brought up.
nah........Cubs will probaby win a WS before you losers stop arguing that......
Naw...world will end 12/23/2012. No world series for us!

“Bleeding Orange and Blue ”

Since: Oct 08

Chicago. Columbus & N. Calif.

#35 Oct 29, 2008
Dan, Thanks for the article and here's to your re energizing your fan base here in Chicago. I'm not sure where you were going with the ROOKIE comparisons in regards to the no-huddle. Kyle is in his fourth year and he's used it while with the Bears before. While I agree that the scheme is an effective change of pace, that's really all it is. Same plays, different pace with consistent success. With a series of formations and gadgets, it gives the Bears an attack that chews up yardage quickly and enables Orton and the offense to flourish (anyone who saw him play at Purdue can relate.) Secondly, to that Under rated offensive line play and an over achieving Q.B. some say,(even you) come on, NO WAY! It ALL boils down to EXACUTION, period! Whether the Bears choose to be in a hurry-up or to be methodical, run or pass, it's really about that one continuous level of concentration and cohesion that they must have if they want to continue to expand upon this aspect of attack offensively, even as much as it hand-cuffs the "D". These Bears have shown us that, and a little bit more. I personally would like to see the them expand their screen package, Forte being the obvious reason. Misdirection to help the O-line redirect the D-line and DB's in an effort to help the running game. If these guys have trouble taking it to people strait up, get them on the move! Substitution of players is hardly the answer, i.e.- Williams for St. Claire, St. Claire for Garza, etc., compared to sharp execution (which you only have the time to gain in training camp) and a willingness to overcome your opponents strengths, and your own weaknesses.(Defense,take note!) Lastly, this team WILL find a way to run the ball because they have to and they know if they don't, there won't be any play-off games, or a shot at possible redemption. If they would just give us back our defense, PLEASE, the rest will work itself out. Bring the passion and fury back with some solid consistency and if that doesn't work, they can give any excuse they want! I'd be willing to accept that as a LOYAL fan! We have a good thing going on here in Chicago and I hope the Bears recognise it before it's too late. GO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Josh

San Diego, CA

#36 Oct 29, 2008
I can't believe that no one has mentioned that the effectiveness of the no huddle might be due to the fact that Orton is better at calling plays than Turner. Jim's right about Orton at Purdue. I remember thinking then (especially during the beginning of his last year) that Orton looked like he could do what Manning was doing for the Colts at the time. His ability to read NFL defenses so far seems just as good...And we all know what Turner brings to the table.
quills

United States

#37 Oct 30, 2008
Hey Arnie you say you played for 12 years. At what level? Grade school? First liar in this doesn't have a chance do they. I was criticizing Pompei's experience in trying to influence everyone else in his column. Really would like to know what his experience is when it comes to football.

Man, Arnie, with all your expertise why aren't you coaching for some pro team instead of sitting there writing some stupid response to me? You seem like Obama, talk a good game but sure can't produce one. Keep trying and you might get your 15 minutes of fame, in your case maybe 15 seconds.
Philo

Seminole, FL

#38 Nov 3, 2008
quills wrote:
? You seem like Obama, talk a good game but sure can't produce one.
And that, my friends, is exactly why Quills is what he is. He doesn't know crap about Obama, and he doesn't know crap about football.
Arnie

Verona, WI

#39 Nov 6, 2008
Hey Quills...played all the way through 4 years of college. You? Coached high school for a few years too. You?

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