Bear down.

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As always, there is a lot to discuss but I will try to keep it at a minimum.

The minute Orton went down, I thought the Bears were finished for the game as many of you guys were probably thinking the same. Reports say that Orton will be out for about a month so I guess things could be worse. We saw “Rex be Rex” in the second half. He had some nice passes as well as some dumb ones. He had a couple passes deflected with one being an interception. This of course happens all the time with him because he is too short. Like it or not, we will have to deal with this for the next month.

The good: Craig Steltz filling in for Mike Brown and getting an interception, the defense allowing no points in the second half, Rex Grossman leading the team after being down at halftime and Matt Forte rushing for 126 yards with 101 of them coming in the 2nd half.

Also, Jason Hanson slipping on the extra point in the 2nd quarter proved to be huge because the game might have went into overtime because the Lions were driving down the field in the final seconds of the game.

The bad: Letting Dan Orlovsky play like Steve Young, the defense giving up 23 points in the second quarter and the Mike Brown annual injury.

First place and a 5-3 record. I think we all would take that.

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22 Responses to “Bear down.”

  1. Armycubsfan Says:

    I think Grossman came through well and won the game for us. He only attempted that one over throw pass to Hester, and that interception was questionable at best. It was good to see the team coming together and pump him up too. I never thought Rex totally sucked. Yeah he does turn the ball over, but give him enough confidence and a good enough O-line to protect him and keep him throwing on the front foot, and we see the Rex that helped us get to the Bowl in 2006.

    So in the meantime I will throw my support behind Rex.
    And GET WELL ORTON!!
    GO BEARS!!

  2. genrebuster Says:

    A win is a win, no matter how ugly.

    I was willing to give Grossman a break after the Super Bowl because I thought the Bears’ offensive game plan sucked…that said, I’m confident that the Bears won’t win the big game with him…I hope Orton returns soon, he is a better option.

  3. chucky Says:

    Grossman is not the problem with this team. Neither is Orton, the defense, the offense, or the rest of team. The problem is THE GODDAMN COACHING STAFF!!!!!!!! Lovie Smith, with his bullshit laid-back attitude will never win jack-shit.

    Period.

  4. Fro Dog Says:

    I agree Chucky. When Lovie fired Ron Rivera, it was clear that if Smith were to get canned, that Rivera would be the replacement. Bob Babich is a moron. No blitzing. No coverage on any receivers.

    This team will be lucky to go 2-2 in the next four games with Grossman as the quarterback. The Titans will make Grossman his bitch.

  5. genrebuster Says:

    YES-I do agree that Lovie is a lousy coach, perhaps destined to follow in Dusty’s footsteps (?)…but if I never see Grossman in a Bears uniform again it will be OK

  6. chucky Says:

    I think Smith is well on his way to that, Genre.

  7. genrebuster Says:

    This is off topic, but I feel it’s important:

    Maybe the Cubs should hire Obama to give an inspirational speech…(?)…hell, it couldn’t hurt!

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA …sorry Kirk 🙂

  8. Nemo Says:

    I’d go for that, genre. Unfortunately, I think the Cubs would even lose one for the Gipper.

  9. jasonwedge Says:

    Obama is obviously a White Sox fan over a cub fan so please scratch that one…..

    As far as the Bears go, I can never forgive them for resigning Urlacher this year with multiple years left on his contract…I think this guy is a total jerk…he’s all Urlacher all the time….he is the spitting image of spoiled athlete…

    And why resign tommie harris when it was clear to anyone last year that he was not healthy..let him come back this year and see how healthy he is….then if you want resign him…I know it would cost more if he was healthy but its not like he came cheap and he will never be 100% again….

    Please bears no more mike brown…never ever ever again …

  10. Armycubsfan Says:

    Jake Peavy coming to the Cubs if they beat Atlanta on the deal. What is y’all’s take on that?

  11. Nemo Says:

    sounds good, but that may mean losing Dumpster as a free agent. An earlier rumor had a package deal sending DP Lee to SD and acquiring Peavy AND their stud first baseman (Adrian Gonzales?). Can’t remember his name. Younger than Lee, more power and rbi’s and left-handed. Obviously the Cubs would have throw in quite a bit more than Lee to make that deal.

    SHEEPLE ALERT! SHEEPLE ALERT! Cubs Convention sells out in 24 minutes:
    http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2008/11/cubs-convention.html

  12. chucky Says:

    Need any more proof that Bud Selig needs to be run out of baseball once and for all? Here it is, courtesy of Fox Sports:

    Cubs owner Sam Zell would love to sell the team to Mark Cuban.

    Plenty of Cubs fans would love to have him own the team.

    But that’s not going to happen, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    ”There’s no way Bud and the owners are going to let that happen. Zero chance,” a Major League Baseball source told the paper this week.

    The Cubs originally went on sale on Opening Day of the 2007 season, but there has been little movement toward a resolution.

    The recent global financial crisis has only stalled it even more as the value of the team and ballpark has dropped from a high of $1 billion.

    The source doesn’t see a resolution any time soon, telling the paper, “We’ll be standing here at next year’s GM meetings and this will still be unresolved.”

    The paper says a group headed by John Canning Jr. is the likely front-runner.

    Now I understand it would tough to sell this team with the economy in the shitter, but that ass-wipe Selig doesn’t not need to complicate it further. I swear, if I didn’t know better, I’d say he is still somehow connected to the Milwaukee Brewers.

  13. genrebuster Says:

    Not sure letting Dempster go after the year he had is a good idea (?).

    Fuck Bud Selig!!!!!!!!!! I haven’t read the article yet…but what is the problem with selling to Cuban? If Zell AND Cuban are into it, just do it!

    No guarantee Cuban is “the man”…but it can’t be any worse than those asslickers at the Chicago Tribune Toilet.

    DP LEE for Peavy and a bag of shells? YES.

    If the Cubs are still FOR SALE, ie. owned by the Tribune/Zell this time next year, I won’t know a damned thing about it…because I just won’t care.

    Dear Cubs Convention: BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  14. genrebuster Says:

    BTW, no offense to Gonzales or whatever his name is, I just think Peavy for Lee is looking pretty good at this point.

    I hear Howry is a “free” agent….does that mean he can stay in MLB but cannot collect a salary?

  15. chucky Says:

    Who would be stupid enough to pay his worthless ass?

  16. genrebuster Says:

    ……………maybe Jim Hendry?

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARF!

  17. chucky Says:

    And IF Selig is still connected to the Brewers, he needs to resign NOW!!!

  18. Nemo Says:

    I’m not necessarily saying the Cubs should get rid of Dumpster, but the Cubs don’t seem to be willing to spend as much this year, and with their self-imposed budget, possible cannot afford both. You know my opinion-spend as much as it takes to win. Peavy may also be a backup in Atlanta signs Dempster-which they may be serious about doing. I think he owes the Cubs some loyalty, but we shall see. I would take Peavy straight up for Lee, but Gonzalez had 36 homers and 119 Rbi’s and played in every game last year. He will turn 27 next may. Kinda doubtful the Cubs have the prospects to make it happen, but I’d like to see it.

  19. Nemo Says:

    Peavy may also be a backup IF* Atlanta signs Dempster

    BTW, what can you say about the Cuban story? I think we all knew that’s how Selig really felt. Fucking disgusting!!!

  20. captain1kirk Says:

    The Cubs will not get Peavy that is too good a move. Peavy wants to stay out West so look for the Dodgers to land the ace.

    Genre…..I am all for Barack now…he has promised a World Series for the Cubs….Says he is going the spread the wealth he is going to make Soriano give half his salary to Soto…….

  21. genrebuster Says:

    uh oh, I think Obama missed the boat on part 2…I vote that half of SorryoNo’s salary go to us: the regulars of this site.

    after the season he just had, Soto’s going to be just fine..

  22. genrebuster Says:

    Kirk, maybe Rahm should give a motivational speech to the Cubs, complete with steak knife (?)…HA HA HA

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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