10 things to take away from the Bears...

10 things to take away from the Bears' victory

There are 46 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 13, 2008, titled 10 things to take away from the Bears' victory. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Good thing for the Bears that they won the toss Thursday night before winning the game in overtime on their first possession before the Saints and Drew Brees touched the ball.

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Steve

Huntington Beach, CA

#1 Dec 13, 2008
Please, there isn't a coaching staff that is more likely to be outcoached in the playoffs than ours. IF we make the playoffs and are able to be competitive oin the first half of our first playoff game any of the other NFC teams getting in will make the appropriate half time adjustments and remind us why Lovie was being carried by Ron Rivera and the defense two years ago and how clueless he and his coordinators truly are. There is ample talent player-wise on this team to have 11 wins this year in a somewhat wide open and watered down NFC after the Giants.
chi-man

Calgary, Canada

#2 Dec 13, 2008
Rashied Davis returning? returning what? the only thing Rashied should be returning is his uniform as he gets on the bus out of town.
Mike

Zion, IL

#3 Dec 13, 2008
"There isn't a team in playoff contention that couldn't win at least one postseason game this year."

Apparently you've never heard of the Dallas Cowboys, Mr. Haugh.
WrecksAlwaysSux

King Of Prussia, PA

#4 Dec 13, 2008
Earl Bennett should get to return punts, if he can shake off the fumbling bug he had in the pre-season. The only solution for the offense is sending Ron Turner packing.
mhat66

United States

#5 Dec 13, 2008
Hey David,

Say hello to Kyle at Christmas as I'm sure the two of you are spending it together. You failed to call out the fumble on the 1, and the 3rd (almost) interception that would've been returned for a TD. What about the 3 awfully thrown passes to a wide open Hester. Actually we should be thankful he can't and under throw the ball 5 yrds causing Pint. Funny, seems mr. kyle can't throw the long ball (that is any pass over 5 yrds.)and never has.

Orton is average at best (I'm being generous - tis the season), if you mention that 205 stat again i'll lose my lunch. There is a reason why 205 went without an interception - THE Dink. But when the game is on his shoulder to make a play - puke. Currently Kyle has thrown 10 interceptions, that should easily be 15. So everytime you write that this is our qb of the future is another confirmation that you're in the wrong profession, maybe fan club manager.
If we had a real QB with Forte in the backfield, we wouldn't be in this situation (remember Greenbay and Vikings) both on Orton!
Bearfanforlife

AOL

#6 Dec 13, 2008
Sorry Haugh, but Rashied Davis shouldn't be- ANYWHERE near the football! Especialy returning kicks or pass receiving.
At some point you HAVE TO COME TO THE REALIZATION that a player is a "Hindrance/detriment " to your team. How long should we have to watch this guy DROP PASSES? This blind loyalty to players/coaches by Lovie is insane... He held on to Adam Archuleta too long, Cedric Benson too long, Tank Johnson too long, and the present assistant coachs situation needs to be resolved as well.

Since: Apr 08

Park Ridge, IL

#7 Dec 13, 2008
Bearfanforlife wrote:
Sorry Haugh, but Rashied Davis shouldn't be- ANYWHERE near the football! Especialy returning kicks or pass receiving.
At some point you HAVE TO COME TO THE REALIZATION that a player is a "Hindrance/detriment " to your team. How long should we have to watch this guy DROP PASSES? This blind loyalty to players/coaches by Lovie is insane... He held on to Adam Archuleta too long, Cedric Benson too long, Tank Johnson too long, and the present assistant coachs situation needs to be resolved as well.
I agree up to Tank Johnson....Tank was actually a very good player and the bears are still suffering due to his loss.

Bears have a mediocre QB and terrible WR's.
Some fans are talking about building around Orton-

The reality is they need to build around Forte on offense, especially a number 1 wide reciver to make hester a viable #2.
Bearfanforlife

AOL

#8 Dec 13, 2008
_DiMz_ wrote:
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I agree up to Tank Johnson....Tank was actually a very good player and the bears are still suffering due to his loss.
Bears have a mediocre QB and terrible WR's.
Some fans are talking about building around Orton-
The reality is they need to build around Forte on offense, especially a number 1 wide reciver to make hester a viable #2.
DMZ-
despite his on-field performance, Tank was a total goof off the field. No sooner than Lovie and Angelo went to bat for the guy, He and his bodyguard/homey went to a Chicago Bar where his buddy was gunned down. He had became a distraction for the team, not to mention a law-breaker. It was time for him to be gone. I'm glad he(Tank Johnson) has landed on his feet, but he had become a distraction, and "total" embarrassment to both Jerry Angelo and Lovie.
Wrigley Field Bear

San Francisco, CA

#9 Dec 13, 2008
The Bears will be one-and-out if they make the playoffs. Even Arizona is better than anyone in the NFC North, and the East and South are good, strong divisions with teams much better than the Bears or Vikings.
sam

Winnetka, CA

#10 Dec 14, 2008
Mr david haugh another one of your unforgettable historic articles 10 things that resulted in that or 5 things that caused this or so forth.really where do you come up with these visions?so far the only good thing you wrote this year was when you said recently that lovie smith makes 4.5 million dollars per year for doing nothing or something of that nature I don't remember the exact sentence.now if you could also write some thing along those same lines about ron turner then we might forgive you for all the garbage you have been passing on as sports commentary this season.
E B F

Chicago, IL

#11 Dec 14, 2008
Yes, it is a good thing we got the ball first, but a better thing that we did something with the ball when we got it. Just because a team gets the ball first doesn't mean they automatically win the game. Teams are forced to punt, have turnovers, go the conservative route, you name it.
Oh, by the way, one thing I know is
although we aren't guaranteed a playoff spot, at least we're in contention, and after the up and down season we've been through, that makes me an appreciative fan.
florida bear

Saint Augustine, FL

#12 Dec 14, 2008
PLAYOFF`S,PLAYOFF`s,P L A Y O F F`S,IF THESE BEARS ARE LUCKLY ENOUGH TO SNIFF THE PLAYOOPS WE COULD`NT OUTCOACH RON ZOOK RIGHT NOW.
Chitown Mr Grinch

Royston, GA

#13 Dec 14, 2008
What is all this "one and done" in the playoff talk? What team(s) really scares us outside of the Giants & Arizona?
Tampa Bay - should have beat them
Carolina - should have beat them
Atlanta - should have beat them
Dallas (if they get in)- has drama
Philadelphia - already beat them
None of these teams really scare us. True the coaching staff is going to have to step it up. Everyone knows that. But this team has potential to make a good run to the NFC Title Game like the Giants did last year.
It's sad to see that most of you would rather complain about the Bears having a shot then being a little optimistic. Just know; we could always be the Lions of the league.........
REM

Whiteland, IN

#14 Dec 14, 2008
I know if Rashied Davis catches that ball that went off his hands for an INT, with the Bears up 21-7 and driving into Saints territory, the Bears probably win 31-14.
RAO

Whiteland, IN

#15 Dec 14, 2008
Chitown Mr Grinch wrote:
What is all this "one and done" in the playoff talk? What team(s) really scares us outside of the Giants & Arizona?
Tampa Bay - should have beat them
Carolina - should have beat them
Atlanta - should have beat them
Dallas (if they get in)- has drama
Philadelphia - already beat them
None of these teams really scare us. True the coaching staff is going to have to step it up. Everyone knows that. But this team has potential to make a good run to the NFC Title Game like the Giants did last year.
It's sad to see that most of you would rather complain about the Bears having a shot then being a little optimistic. Just know; we could always be the Lions of the league.........
Also, the first game would be at home, in January, against a warm-weather team, most likely!!! I don't understand the awe we are holding the rest of the NFC in...
11th thing

Bloomer, WI

#16 Dec 14, 2008
At least it looks like the defense came out of hibernation (or their collective coma). Playoffs in Chicago -- frigid temps -- snow -- screaming fans -- a Christmas dream? I Believe! GO BEARS!!!
Bill

Naperville, IL

#18 Dec 14, 2008
Chitown Mr Grinch wrote:
What is all this "one and done" in the playoff talk? What team(s) really scares us outside of the Giants & Arizona?
Tampa Bay - should have beat them
Carolina - should have beat them
Atlanta - should have beat them
Dallas (if they get in)- has drama
Philadelphia - already beat them
None of these teams really scare us. True the coaching staff is going to have to step it up. Everyone knows that. But this team has potential to make a good run to the NFC Title Game like the Giants did last year.
It's sad to see that most of you would rather complain about the Bears having a shot then being a little optimistic. Just know; we could always be the Lions of the league.........
.

We almost are !! At least the Lions will get a better Draft Pick.

The rest is WOULDA, COULDA, SHOULDA, and MIGHTA.

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1bearsfan

United States

#19 Dec 14, 2008
Chitown Mr Grinch wrote:
What is all this "one and done" in the playoff talk? What team(s) really scares us outside of the Giants & Arizona?
Tampa Bay - should have beat them
Carolina - should have beat them
Atlanta - should have beat them
Dallas (if they get in)- has drama
Philadelphia - already beat them
None of these teams really scare us. True the coaching staff is going to have to step it up. Everyone knows that. But this team has potential to make a good run to the NFC Title Game like the Giants did last year.
It's sad to see that most of you would rather complain about the Bears having a shot then being a little optimistic. Just know; we could always be the Lions of the league.........
Amen:Hello,Nice post,and I agree. The goal of every Team and fan is to get to the playoffs! Why would some fans not want to get to the playoffs?? Just because you might lose?? Thats why you play the game.On any given Sunday,anything can happen.look at the mediocre Giants last year.We played most of these Playoff caliber teams very close,and should have won them.So that should give fans some hope or optimism?? I am Pumped up about my Bears!! I Believe! Lovie has done a Superb job overachieving so well with this team! Everyone predicted only 3-4 Wins and we are 8-6.We have a chance at the division still & the playoffs,with only 2 games left!! How about some Support Bear fans,lets Go,Go Bears! Take Care Everyone. BEAR DOWN!! GO BEARS,2008 DIVISION CHAMPS!! WE BELIEVE!!
E B F

United States

#20 Dec 14, 2008
The Bears could get into the playoffs with ease if Orton regains his early season form, the defense turns savage, and Manning continues to clown on special teams. Anything Hester adds will only make things that much easier.
This has been a wild season in regards to how I had basically given up on this team's chances more than once, but can't quite let go because when it's least expected, they live to fight another week.
Now we're in the midst of what can only be called a bonus bye week that was earned by playing on Thursday Night Football one game and Monday night the next. Strange. Just like the things that take place when an oblong ball is tossed around.
jerseyboy

Bridgewater, NJ

#21 Dec 14, 2008
mhat66 wrote:
Hey David,
Say hello to Kyle at Christmas as I'm sure the two of you are spending it together. You failed to call out the fumble on the 1, and the 3rd (almost) interception that would've been returned for a TD. What about the 3 awfully thrown passes to a wide open Hester. Actually we should be thankful he can't and under throw the ball 5 yrds causing Pint. Funny, seems mr. kyle can't throw the long ball (that is any pass over 5 yrds.)and never has.
Orton is average at best (I'm being generous - tis the season), if you mention that 205 stat again i'll lose my lunch. There is a reason why 205 went without an interception - THE Dink. But when the game is on his shoulder to make a play - puke. Currently Kyle has thrown 10 interceptions, that should easily be 15. So everytime you write that this is our qb of the future is another confirmation that you're in the wrong profession, maybe fan club manager.
If we had a real QB with Forte in the backfield, we wouldn't be in this situation (remember Greenbay and Vikings) both on Orton!
i agree with everything you said and everything you thought about saying that you did not say i still agree with you. haugh, is trying to influence fans to settle for chicago mediocrity. he's paid to right this bs. we get of one loser marriotti and gain this air head who thinks he knows football. this guy is a joke a haugh please show us your resume we'd like to know where you played college football. i'm so sick of reading these bias cloumns written by tribune asylums best. when a rookie running back comes in plays every game and rusher over 1000 and leads in recepttions something tells me he's tired. forte's legs are so tired he can clearly see he doesn't have the same burst. why is orton not being questioned by the media for his play. why? because media sources like haugh hate rex because he's a pretty boy that wants to sling the ball. it's like wall street vs the old steal mill guy. the problem is kyle orton don't give you much production. everyone knows this team would be better suited with rex the way forte has been running but they continue to ignore him putting up 14 pts vs the titans the best team in the league with only a few days of practice. no one said you had to start rex but at least split reps with kyle to send a message but also if kyle should faulter you put in rex. even rex learned from being benched. believe me kyle has played all season and his chemistry is not going to get any better with this offense. so why not split reps? Why not write something about that haugh? I'll tell you why because no matter how bad orton is doing and have average he's playing they rather lose with is because of there hate for rex. calling him a franchise was the point i knew this guy had no clue about football. and justify signing him as a cheap deal is taking the fun out of football because watching a bear game is like watching the golden girls. this offense had primetime games because of rex, hester and the defense. orton has no show he's a joke. even the HOF like Bradshaw and Jimmy Johnson think thinks this team would be better with rex. So why would i listen to a fool like DH David Haugh. F'in Loser

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