Note to Colts: We're not in 2006 anymore

Note to Colts: We're not in 2006 anymore

There are 41 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 3, 2008, titled Note to Colts: We're not in 2006 anymore. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Down here they don't speak Bear. Mention the Bears' offense and they wax poetic about a power running game and act oblivious to the six new starters who will line up Sunday night against the Colts .

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Jane

Elmwood Park, IL

#1 Sep 4, 2008
We're doomed.
DagoT

United States

#2 Sep 4, 2008
The KC Chiefs drove on the Bears defense in the pre-season like they were behind the wheel of a Hummer. The K.C. freakin chiefs. It's gonna be a looooooonnnnngggggg season folks.
Chris F

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Sep 4, 2008
The crap that teams say to the media is sickening. The colts know that our defense has been weakened by the departure of Ron Rivera. Bob Babich is weak just like Bill Tobin was. There will be no blitzing on Sunday because we don't want to do anything that can hurt Peyton or help our team win. We will play COVER 2 all day because the colts have never seen that before.
John

United States

#4 Sep 4, 2008
Let the misery begin.

“Shake and Bake!”

Since: Aug 08

Charleston, SC

#5 Sep 4, 2008
Our Defense still has, arguably, some of the best at their positions in Urlacher, Briggs, Harris, Brown and Tillman. We have some solid players in Wale, A. Brown, Vasher and Hillenmeyer. Promising players in Dvorchek, Idonoje, Anderson and McGowan.

With this calibur of D, why are you just going to thrown in the towel already? I'm not going to say we are going to be beast this year and win every game, but I think we will be in most of them. To say we are "doomed" and "let the misery begin". Come on, have more faith in this team.

The O is definitely better than last year, RB's are better, WR's (IMO) are better, and our QB is better. Our OL is a little different, but it couldn't get much worse, right? Fred, the drive Killer, Miller isn't on it, that's a start!

Blitz Manning all day and force him to rush his passes and make mistakes. Go Bears, let's start this season 1-0!
Gimy

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Sep 4, 2008
don't gimme the injury bs. sorry but, we didn't have TWO elite pro bowl defenders and did anybody cry for us in the superbowl? this should be more evenly matched than people seem to believe. orton HAS to open up the passing game if they want to move the ball or Sanders will kill Forte. he's done it in preseason, and i didn't think he was ACTUALLY capable of throwing past 10 yards in the nfl. he can. if they can get to manning...i think the bears can overmatch that colts offense because THE biggest thing about the colts is protecting manning. when the line lets defenders through...manning is as bad as any qb can be.

they have wayne, and gonzo. you hit harrison once and he'll probably limp off the field and cry about his vaginal contusion acting up again. this game is very winnable if they execute and have a decent game plan. if they don't blitz, if they don't get pressure on manning...it's probably over first half. but if i see that stupid hester screen that never gets yards, or the bears relying on their front 4 and stupid blitz packages that never work...then forget it. they can't beat anybody with bad coaching and stupid play calls. avoid the 4 yard pass when its 3rd and 5 as well. this game should go a long ways to how the season is going to be.

“Shake and Bake!”

Since: Aug 08

Charleston, SC

#7 Sep 4, 2008
Gimy - good post, agreed.
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#8 Sep 4, 2008
One City
One Team
One Win
George

Carol Stream, IL

#9 Sep 4, 2008
Smudgers wrote:
Our Defense still has, arguably, some of the best at their positions in Urlacher, Briggs, Harris, Brown and Tillman. We have some solid players in Wale, A. Brown, Vasher and Hillenmeyer. Promising players in Dvorchek, Idonoje, Anderson and McGowan.
With this calibur of D, why are you just going to thrown in the towel already? I'm not going to say we are going to be beast this year and win every game, but I think we will be in most of them. To say we are "doomed" and "let the misery begin". Come on, have more faith in this team.
The O is definitely better than last year, RB's are better, WR's (IMO) are better, and our QB is better. Our OL is a little different, but it couldn't get much worse, right? Fred, the drive Killer, Miller isn't on it, that's a start!
Blitz Manning all day and force him to rush his passes and make mistakes. Go Bears, let's start this season 1-0!
I totally agree. Some of you bum "fans" need to get some back-bone. When we start the season 1-0 I hope most of you will realize that we are not as bad as you all are making us out to be. Some of you have to be some of the worst fans ever.

GO BEARS!!!! 2008 NFC NORTH CHAMPIONS!!!!
Dunder Mifflin Employee

Marion, IN

#10 Sep 4, 2008
This is not the same Colts team from 2007, either. Bears beat(up) the Colts to start the season (1-0).
FINAL: Bears 24 - Colts 13!!!
GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!

“Shake and Bake!”

Since: Aug 08

Charleston, SC

#11 Sep 4, 2008
Mgray - that's funny. It was also funny the first time you posted it in the "Bears must turn around run game" article.

You should trademark it as your catchphrase, it could be for you what "it's hot" is to Paris Hilton.

Get some new material.
1bearsfan

Pocatello, ID

#12 Sep 4, 2008
Good to see some TRUE Bear fans posting here! These Pathetic fair weather fans should just move on if they dont like it.All this trash talk towards the team they claim to be a fan of.What a joke,& the games havent even been played yet! These idiots actually think the pre-season is how the team will be come the regular season! Just goes to show,they have NO football knowledge.These people get their info from the media,what a laugher.It was obvious in the pre-season we were being careful with injuries,remember last season! The Defense has been together long enough to be ready when the games begin.I feel good about our chances in this game.It is true Manning does not like pressure,& doesnt do well with it in his face.Manning has got to be nervous,with his make-shift O-line in front of him.The bears Defense needs to Blitz often to keep Manning on the run.I believe they will.Our Defense is probably licking their chops! I can see alot of sacks coming sunday.This game can set the tone for our season.We could come away quite confident getting a win Vs the Colts sunday.I can hear the media & these pathetic fair weather fans saying it was luck or some other trash for an excuse for us winning!! This will be a low scoring game,both defense are very good.I predict the Bears win 17-13.The bears have a good chance to be competitive this year.I also believe they can win the division as well.So lets go Bear Fans Bear Down!!! GOD BLESS!! GO BEARS!! YOUR TRUE FANS WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT YOU!!!
Mike C

Hatboro, PA

#13 Sep 4, 2008
Colts fan passing by. The Colts offense WILL be vulnerable for the first few weeks of the season due to the o-line injuries, so they certainly can be had. I'm more worried about the running game than I am about sacks. The offense has sleep-walked through the first few games the past couple of years even when Peyton and Marvin were ready to go, so they may not score their usual 28-35 points.

On the other hand, the Colts Defense was dominant last season until Freeney/Mathis got hurt. They're back, and they drafted two Mathis clones. They could be dominant again, although they also have a lot of injuries at linebacker. Bottom line, this could be a low scoring game that goes either way - but factor in that it's a prime time game and the first in the new stadium, and that Peyton probably has a chip on his shoulder because of the injury, and that the Bears offense don't have an explosive offense, and I think the Colts should win something like 21-7.
cltsslpbrsslly

Kent, WA

#14 Sep 4, 2008
They couldn't stop LJ, GORE, OR ANY OTHER RUNNING BACK THE FIRST STRING CAME ACROSS THIS PRE-SEASON! What makes any of you think that they can stop Addai! You guys are smoking some serious stuff!! Colts offense is more than just Harrison, Wayne, and Gonzalez. They have Clark, Rhodes, Vinatieri; oh, thats right they have Manning running the show! Not to mention that their defense is no slouch. I'm guessing that Freeney will meet Orton several times in which Orton will consider astronomy for his next occupation. The Bears don't stand a chance with this game and ultimately turn out to be embarrassing to watch. Please do not reference the Bears offense similar to Indy, it just makes you sound even dumber. For you people to think that chicago would put up 24 points is rediculous with colts scoring only 2 TD,s; get real. These Bears are falling off the bus even before it gets to the stadium! Final score COLTS 38 - BEARS 12! Thats reality, not a dream. Quit being delusional with the truth, this team stinks this year!!! 3-13 at best ( that is if they can beat Atlanta, Detoit once, or ST Louis)
Billyard

Mississauga, Canada

#15 Sep 4, 2008
Heh "cltsslpbrsslly", do you serve cheeze with your whine?
No true Bears fan would give up on the season before it begins. And, I don't care how great or bad they play, they're still my team and I'm proud to be a Bear's fan.
So, go post on Martha Stewart or some other limp wrist site.
GO BEARS, TEAR 'EM UP!!!
Jaime

Vancouver, Canada

#16 Sep 4, 2008
Upset? What the heck...aren't the Bears good enough to go and beat the Colts with or without Manning practicing? It's the first game of the season...give me a break!!!!
Greg

Lansing, IL

#17 Sep 4, 2008
Freeney at 45% vs. St. Clair at 100%. Looks like a toss-up to me.

“Shake and Bake!”

Since: Aug 08

Charleston, SC

#18 Sep 4, 2008
Who here has referenced the Bears offense similar to that of Indy? The majority of "intellectual" post on this site has referred to our defense against their offense and how our offense is different from that of the past.

Congratulations, by you saying that the Bears stand 'no chance' in this game has won you the bone-head statement of the day.

NFL games are competition based sporting events where gifted athletes are all paid to perform at certain levels. When this takes place, there is always a chance for any team. Look what happened to the Patriots in last years SB, most people were counting the Giants out and saying they had no chance at victory. How did that work out?

And for the record, pre-season football is just that - it is meant to warm players up to contact and for them to get into football form. It is also meant for the coaches to evaluate certain positions and their attacking and defensive schemes against competition other than their own. Please do not be that guy that thinks what happened in the pre-season will determine what will happen in the regular season.
Indy Bear Fan

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Sep 4, 2008
I've lived in Indy since '03 and let me tell you is has been a joy to watch their offense work. That's what makes it even more frustrating to watch the Bears, because all I have to do is flip the channel to watch one of the best offenses in the league, versus one of the worst. Having said that, I do think the Bears have a shot this weekend. They need to run the ball and control the time of possession. If the Colts get the lead, it's game over. They'll just run Addai for 20 of the 30 minutes in the second half. See you in the 600 section with my Kreutz jersey on Sunday night.

P.S. I hope they kick to Hester. Nothing like opening a new stadium with a return.
pipch01

Portage, IN

#20 Sep 4, 2008
David...Who's side are you on? How about talking about the good things the Bears are doing? I am wondering why, if you have all of the answers, why you aren't coaching the team?

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